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September 29th, 2011
The Big Spring Steers hope their homecoming celebrations will include marking one down in the win column this week, as they play host to the Greenwood Rangers at Memorial Stadium Friday night. The game will start at 7:30 p.m.
The 0-5 Steers have shown remarkable improvement on defense over the last few weeks, but the offense â€” plagued by injuries â€” has sputtered, with last week's nine points coming in just above their season average of 8.2.
The Big Spring Lady Steers remained undefeated in district play, defeating Snyder in Steer Gym in three identical 25-14 matches.
Despite dropping from number nine to nineteen in the the latest Texas coaches poll, the Lady Steers remain a tough challenge for any opponent and their play continues to improve from week to week.
FORSAN â€” The Forsan Buffaloes opened district play Friday night in front of a packed stadium against the Post Antelopes. Any hopes Ty Johnson might be tired after last week's display were quickly dismissed as he scored four more times in the Buffaloes' decisive 47-14 stampeding of Post.
Foster Burchett found the end zone three times himself, as well as hitting Johnson for one of his scores in the game. Yet, Forsan's head coach said the game was not about individual accomplishment.
Justin Coker rushed for 95 yards and Tanner Ruiz scored with just under two minutes left in the game, as Coahoma defeated Stanton 20-16 in the two teams' district opener Friday night.
After trailing the Buffaloes the entire game, Ruiz's nine yard run with 1: 57 left on the clock pushed the Bulldogs into the win column. Coahoma had received the ball for their final possession â€” and last chance â€” after short punt and started on the 36 yard line of Stanton.
The Big Spring Steers' impressive first half again was not enough to sustain them for the entire 48 minutes, as they fell Saturday night in Midland, 34-9 at the hands of Midland Christian.
For the first time this season, the Steers took the opening kick off after winning the coin flip. The result was a 45-yard drive, followed by a 36-yard Devin Roberson field goal and a Big Spring lead. Repeated passes to Tyler Hall and runs by Garrett Stuteville, Michael Oliva and Michael Vanderbilt blended perfectly for an almost flawless drive.
LUBBOCK â€” The Big Spring Steers cross country team made an impressive showing at the Lubbock Invitational meet this weekend, with three boys and one of the girl runners finishing in the top 10.
Junior Gustavo Lugo finished in fourth place with a time of 17:12.6 to claim the top spot among the Big Spring runners. Mike Williams and Thomas King finished in eighth and ninth place, respectively with times of 17:35.7 and 17:38.5, while Jaycee Williams was the top girls finisher for the Steers, coming in 10th place with a time of 13:38.6.
The Big Spring Steers will travel to Midland for a special Saturday edition of Steers' football this weekend, where they will take on the 1-2 Midland Christian Mustangs at Grande Communications Stadium.
The Steers are coming off of a disappointing 39-3 loss at Monahans, while the Mustangs â€” after a bye week â€” are coming off of a 20-15 win in Monahans.
Standout receiver Toby Rodgers will sit out the game with what is being called concussion-like symptoms. Rodgers was injured on a long pass attempt late in the game in Monahans last week.
The Big Spring Lady Steers continued their winning ways Tuesday night, making a strong statement to Levelland and anyone else who might be listening. After breaking into the top 10 in the latest poll from the Texas Girls Coaches Association with a number nine ranking, the Lady Steers defeated Levelland 25-13, 25-8 and 25-16 in front of a pumped-up home crowd.
Three players recorded 10 kills in the game for the 24-9 Lady Steers. Cerbi Ritchey, Morgan Seaton and Taylor Seaton all three hit the double digit mark to lead the team.
FORSAN â€” The Forsan Buffaloes treated a large homecoming crowd to an offensive display of epic proportions. Ty Johnson touched the ball six times and scored on four of them. Johnson broke free for touchdown runs of 68 and 66 yards, caught a Fosster Burchett pass for a 66 yard touchdown and picked off a Plains' pass and returned it 94 yards for another score.
â€śIt was just fun to watch,â€ť Coach Jason Phillips said. â€śTy is truly a gifted athlete and it was one of those nights where everything clicked for him. He is a privilege to coach.â€ť
Enough can not be said about the Big Spring defense again this week. The eventual 39-3 loss to Monahans Friday night says nothing of the great stands made by the Steers throughout the game, but the stand together strength was evident all the same as Big Spring held the high-powered Loboes to three points â€” and really only one decent drive â€” until the two minute mark of the second quarter.