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November 21st, 2014
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.
Welcome to bowl eligibility, Texas Longhorns. See how Tyrone Swoopes' two touchdown passes led Charlie Strong's team past Oklahoma State for their sixth win of the season.
SNYDER â The Big Spring High School Lady Steers 2014 volleyball season came to an end on Friday afternoon in the friendly confines of the Scurry County Coliseum with a tough 3-0 setback against the Decatur Lady Eagles in the semifinal round of the Region I-4A Volleyball Championships.
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ALEDO â When the Gainesville High School Leopards looked at the statistical numbers associated with the Big Spring High School Steers, they probably got all giddy and developed a warm, fuzzy feeling inside.
Garrett Wigington and Manuel Galvan helped the Steer defense turn that feeling into one of disappointment and despair on a cold Friday night at Bearcats Stadium. The two helped turn a dominating defensive effort by the Steers in the first half into a thrilling 35-17 victory in the Class 4A Division bi-district state playoffs â and a return trip to the second round.