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
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.
The Howard College Hawks, fresh off a four-game sweep of the Odessa College Wranglers, will kick off their bid to earn a spot in the 2014 NJCAA World Series this weekend when they join eight teams in the Region V Baseball Tournament. The tournament will be played May 9-14 at the Texas Tech baseball complex.
Big Spring High School athletic parents and fans will get a chance to see their favorite athletes honored on May 16 when the school holds its annual All-Sports Banquet on May 16. The banquet will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the BSHS cafeteria.
Odessa College broke open a 1-1 deadlock by pounding out eight runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and raced to a heart-rending 9-1 victory in the Region V West Softball Championship game in front of a large crowd at the Texas Tech softball complex.
SAN ANGELO â€“ The Fort Stockton High School Panthers completed what may down as the biggest upset since David knocked out Goliath on Saturday afternoon at the San Angelo Central field. Maybe it was even bigger than that.
SAN ANGELO â€“ The Big Spring High School Steers didnâ€™t have any problem putting runners on base on Thursday afternoon at San Angelo Centralâ€™s Bobcat Stadium in the opening game of their best-of-three bi-district playoff series with the Fort Stockton High School Panthers. They had 12 runners reach base in the game.
While getting on base may not have been a problem, getting those baserunners home was.
Howard College Lady Hawksâ€™ head coach Kelly Raines is happy her team posted a 43-11 record during the 2014 regular season. Sheâ€™s even happier they went 24-4 in Western Junior College Athletic Conference play and finished second in the overall conference race. Neither of those two things are important now. The only thing, she said, that matters is playing well at tournament time.
Howard College President Dr. Cheryl Sparks had three simple questions in mind on Wednesday afternoon as she watched four of the schoolâ€™s top athletes sign scholarships with larger four-year programs.