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
MONAHANS â€” Yaneira Tuitt banked 15 points as well as 10 rebounds and five blocks and Chellsie Clay added 11 points, four rebounds and three assists to guide the Lady Steers to a 39-24 tournament-opening win over Kermit.
BSHS (8-5) resumes play today in Monahans.
LAMESA â€” The Steers (4-5) will kick off their tournament today against Odessa Permian at 1:30 p.m. The Steers are coming off back-to-back overtime wins against San Angelo Lake View.
GAIL â€” The Buffaloes (4-1) pummeled New Home 48-18 in their first game in the Borden County Tournament.
RANGER â€” The Hawks remained perfect on the season as Howard College defeated Ranger College 84-70 Wednesday.
The 10-0 Hawks started slow, according to Head Coach Mark Adams, but picked up the pace when it was needed.
â€śIt was an important game for us against a very good Ranger team,â€ť Adams said. â€śIt was a hostile environment and we were down at halftime. They played really hard the second half and found a way to win.â€ť
Adams appreciated the test as the Hawks prepare for a tough conference schedule.
For the second time in four days, the Steers found themselves mired in an overtime battle with San Angelo Lake View on Tuesday, and for the second time, Big Spring came away the victors after nipping the Chiefs 65-63.
The first meeting between the Chiefs and the Steers was Saturday at the Doug McCutchen Memorial Basketball Tournament in San Angelo. BSHS ended the weekend with bang when Tyler Graves sunk a three-point shot as time expired to put the Steers up 57-56.
Last night's affair at Steer Gym was just as dramatic.
SAN ANGELO â€” The Lady Steers (5-4) have been victorious in two-out-of-three games at the Doug McCutchen Basketball Tournament in San Angelo as of press time. Big Spring opened the tourney Thursday with a 48-44 loss to Midland Classical Academy, but had a chance to win in the fourth period as they outscored the Lady Knights 16-11 and trailed by a single point before MCA sealed the game.
Leading the Lady Steers in scoring was Dyrshae Vanderbilt with 14 points. Logan Yarbar added eight points and Yaneira Tuitt chipped in seven.
The 2012 Lady Steers volleyball team had a successful year.
BSHS wrapped up the season with a 26-14 overall record, went 7-3 in a competitive district and made it to the regional semifinal round of the playoffs before losing a five-set match against Lubbock Cooper.
Several Lady Steers were recognized this week with District 4-3A honors.
Senior Carson Reibe was named Defensive Specialist of the Year.
Erin Pollard claimed the Newcomer of the Year award.
Seniors Clara Benavides and Haley Dimidjian and junior Morgan Seaton all received First Team All-District nods.
Both Big Spring varsity basketball squads won last night at home.
The Lady Steers defeated Andrews 49-31 to improve to 3-2.
Yaneira Tuitt led BSHS with 18 points and five rebounds. Dyrshae Vanderbilt and sophomore Julianna Rodriguez each accounted for eight points as the the Lady Steers got back on the right side of the win column after back-to-back losses against Odessa High and Lamesa.
â€śIt was a good non-district game,â€ť Head Coach Mike Warren said. â€śIt was good to get a win after losing the last two games.â€ť
Containing Tuitt has been a priority for opposing teams.
CLYDE â€” Brendan Roman, senior running back for Forsan picked up a Quanah fumble at the one-yard line and ran it in for a 99-yard touchdown early in the first quarter during the Buffaloes (6-5) bi-district outing against the 8-3 Indians on Friday.
Unfortunately for the Buffs, a holding penalty caused the score to be recalled.
That would set the tone of Forsan's season-ending, 41-6 loss. Five interceptions and a lost fumble coupled with costly penalties proved insurmountable for Head Coach Jason Phillips' squad.