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
The Monahans Lobos and the Sweetwater Mustangs will play a one-game district playoff on Friday to determine the third- and fourth-place teams in the District 4-3A standings. Both teams finished the district schedule with 5-5 records. The one-game playoff will be held Friday at Steer Park, starting at 7 p.m.
There will be no shortage of sportage for the Big Spring High School boysâ€™ and girlsâ€™ track athletes beginning Friday when the Region I-3A Track and Field Championships begin in Lubbock. More than a dozen BSHS athletes will be competing in the meet, which will be held on the track at Texas Tech University.
The Howard College Hawksâ€™ baseball team scored a run in the top of the eighth inning on Tuesday and then held on to claim a tough 7-6 victory over the Midland College Chaparrals in Western Junior College Athletic Conference action at Christensen Stadium.
Coahoma, a longtime state power in softball, will get its 2014 playoff run started on Thursday when they face Post in the first game of their best-of-3 series in the bi-district round, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Andrews.
On the court, the Howard College Lady Hawks were one of the youngest teams in the Western Junior College Athletic Conference this past season, and it showed as the team struggled to find ways to win games. Despite their youthfulness, the one thing no one ever questioned was the Lady Hawksâ€™ athletic ability.
J.T. Breyman and J.P. Stevenson made sure their tennis seasons didnâ€™t come to a premature end this past weekend. The Forsan standouts punched their ticket to the Class A state tennis tournament by pounding out an impressive outing at the Region I-1A Tennis Championships on Thursday at South Plains College.
The members of the Big Spring High School boysâ€™ and girlsâ€™ track and field teams will begin their attempts at qualifying for the state track meet on Friday morning when the 2014 Region I-3A Track and Field Championships get under way.
On the track, Charles Green sprinted down the course at Rotary Field on Thursday with more than enough speed to cross the finish line in first place. On paper, however, he didnâ€™t fair quite as well as District 3-4A Area Track and Field Championships.
A scorerâ€™s mistake left Green listed as the seventh-place finisher in the 100-meter hurdles â€“ and a long way from qualifying for the Region I-3A Track and Field Championships.
In the end, not even being seventh on a piece of paper could stop the BSHS senior from making his second straight trip to the regional meet.
The Big Spring, Coahoma and Forsan track and field teams will be in action this coming weekend, competing in their respective regional meets.
Big Spring will be competing in the Region I-3A meet on Friday and Saturday at Texas Tech University it Lubbock.
Forsan will be at South Plains College in Levelland to participate in the Region I-1A meet, while Coahoma will be competing in the Region I-2A meet at Ratliff Stadium in Odessa.