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November 29th, 2014
ABILENE â For Stephenville quarterback Jarrett Stidham, Fridayâs playoff matchup with the Big Spring Steers was a chance for a little payback.
In October, Big Spring knocked Stidham out of the game in their first meeting. On Friday, Stidham threw for 277 yards and rushed for 166 and three touchdowns and knocked Big Spring out of the postseason by leading a 59-32 victory in front of a packed crowd at Shotwell Stadium in the third round of the Class 4A Division I regional quarterfinals.
The loss ended a stellar season for the Steers.
See Sunday's Herald for the rest of the story.
Backed by a 48-22 run in the second half, Sands rallied to claim a wild 72-60 victory over the Blackwell Hornets in the regional round of the Class A six-man state playoffs.
With the win, Sands advances to face Loraine in the state quarterfinals. The game will be played at 6:30 p.m. next Saturday in Robert Lee.
ODESSA â The Andrews Mustangs beat the Big Spring Steers in everything this high school football season. Andrews was the first team to win 10 games. They were the first to celebrate a win of Homecoming night. And on Friday night in front of a large crowd at Ratliff Stadium, the Mustangs were the first team to make it to basketball season.
Nathan Schneider and a rejuvenated Steers defense made sure of that with a gutsy performance en route to leading Big Spring to stunning 48-34 victory in an area playoff showdown.
Make no mistake about it, the 2014 high school football season comes down to one game for four Crossroads teams as they face win-or-go-home playoff matchups.
âItâs a one-game season for everyone now,â said Big Spring head coach Phillip Ritchey. âThis is what we worked for all year. Weâre looking forward to the challenge.â
Big Spring will be playing in one of the stateâs marquee matchups, in one of high school footballâs most-historic sites when they face off against longtime rival Andrews in Odessaâs Ratliff Stadium.
The Texas high school football playoffs will take a backseat to the smaller leagues this weekend. Well, at least they will in Big Spring.
Six local teams will square off on Saturday to determine the 2014 Big Spring Youth Football Leagueâs city championships. The games are scheduled to be played at Blankenship Field beginning Saturday morning.
The Howard College Lady Hawksâ coaching staff will be holding their annual âHawk Buddiesâ clinic on Dec. 6 in the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum. The clinic, which will be held from 9 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. before ending with a pizza party with members of the HC womenâs basketball team, is open to all area boys and girls in kindergarten through eighth grade.
Heading into the 2014 high school volleyball season, Big Spring head coach Lynn Osborn said she believed the Lady Steers had the talent to make a serious run at the Class 4A state playoffs. The Lady Steers more than proved their coach right this fall, going 22-20 and advancing to within two games of the state tournament.
In the process, the Lady Steers made believers of every one else in the District 204A race. The proof of that came earlier this week when the coaches released the 2014 all-district selections.
Thursday Night Football 11/13
Miami (6-4) 22 vs
Buffalo (5-5) 9
Miami QB Ryan Tannehill threw 2 second half touchdowns to rally a comeback victory over Buffalo. Buffalo was moving the ball up and down the field early, but could not seem to find the end zone to cap drivers. They clung to a 9-3 lead as they kept Miami in check. Tannehill was able to rally his teamâs offense to score 19 unanswered points to seal the game and second place in the AFC East.
Houston (5-5) 23 @
Cleveland (6-4) 7
Playoff tickets for the Big Spring Steers' area playoff matchup with the Andrews Mustangs will go on sale on Wednesday at the ATC. Tickets can be purchased for $6 for adults and $4 for students.
Big Spring and Andrews are scheduled to play their second-round playoff contest on Friday, at 7 p.m. at historic Ratliff Stadium in Odessa.
The Steers enter the game at 8-2. Andrews is 10-1.
The Big Spring Texans celebrated following their recent win that will send the team into the Big Spring Youth Football Leagueâs Division II championship game on Nov. 22. The Texans are scheduled to play the Big Spring Cowboys in the championship game, which will get under way at 3:45 p.m. at Blankenship Field.