Coahoma High School head coach Trey Gardner and Forsan head coach Jason Phillips had a lot in common on Friday night as they watched their two teams square off in season-opening â€śHoward Bowl.â€ť
Both were less than pleased with the way their teamâ€™s played.
In the end, however, Gardner had a little less to be unhappy about.
Steers win season opener in dramatic fashion with a 41-yard "Hail Mary" pass in the end zone as time expires.
MONAHANS â€“ The Big Spring High School defense had every chance in the world to fold up like a cheap suit on Friday night in front of a large crowd at Estes Memorial Stadium.
Sure. At times, they were pushed around more than a lawnmower in Florida as they gave up 364 yards.
Sure. They got a little help from the officiating crew that overturned a fourth-quarter touchdown that would have given the Loboes a lead with just ovet 2 minutes to play.
Kyler Franks and Joseph Melendez both rushed for a pair of touchdowns and helped the Bulldogs reel off a convincing 38-7 rout of the McCamey Badgers on Friday in front of a large crowd at Bulldog Stadium.
Jesse Cervantes rushed for three touchdowns on Friday night and helped the Forsan Buffaloes scratch their way into the win column with a dominating 57-0 rout of the Plains Cowboys.
Andrews 43, Big Spring 43; Forsan 28, Wink 20; Klondike 66, Sands 20
Big Spring 49, Snyder 6; Coahoma 19, Ballinger 14; Forsan 51, Anthony 0; Sands 103, Loop 76
LUBBOCK â€“ Yogi Berra would have been proud of the McLennan Community College Highlanders on Sunday afternoon at Dan Law Field on the campus of Texas Tech University. They proved the game really isnâ€™t over until its over.
The Forsan High School Buffaloes knew heading into Game 2 of their best-of-three playoff series against Tahoka on Saturday in Seminole they would have to hit the ball with authority if they wanted to keep their 2014 postseason alive. So they did.
While Dyrshae Vanderbilt and Ryan Lopez attempt to lead their Big Spring High School relay teams to wins ion Saturday, they wonâ€™t be the only Crossroads area athletes looking to claim medals when the 2014 University Interscholastic Leagueâ€™s state track and field meet gets under way on Friday. In addition to Big Spring, no fewer than 21 other area athletes will be competing in the Class A meets.
The Forsan High School Buffaloes will be playing Tahoka in the area round of the Class A baseball playoffs ton Friday. The two will be playing a best-of-three series in Seminole. Fridayâ€™s game will begin at 6 p.m. Game 2 will start at 1 on Saturday. A third game, if necessary will begin 30 minutes after Game 2.
Many of the teams and athletes gathering this weekend at the University Interscholastic Leagueâ€™s Class 3A State Track and Field Championships in Austin know they donâ€™t have a chance at winning a state title. That isnâ€™t the case for the Big Spring High School Lady Steers 4x200- and 4x400-meter relay teams.
Both have very realistic chances of walking away from the meet with gold medals.
The Howard College Lady Hawks may have seen their bid to earn a berth in the NJCAA softball World Series fall one game shy, but that didnâ€™t mean the team didnâ€™t impress on the field.
Proof the Lady Hawks were among the top squads on the field came earlier this week when six members of the Howard College squad were named to the Western Junior College Athletic Conferenceâ€™s 2014 all-conference roster. The six were among 21 WJCAC softball standouts honored with postseason awards.
When it comes to the high school softball playoffs, the Coahoma Bulldogettes and Forsan Lady Buffaloes are familiar names. Both have won state championships and made extended runs in the postseason in recent years. Both will be looking to add an extra page to their history books this weekend when they kick off play in the regional quarterfinal round.