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 âHoward Bowl.â
Both were less than pleased with the way their teamâs 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
LAMESA â For the first 16 minutes of Tuesday nightâs District 2-4A opener, the Big Spring High School Lady Steers managed to fight their way through a poor shooting performance and turnovers caused by eight days of rust.
In the final 16 minutes, nothing Big Spring head coach Stacy Smalley tried could prevent the rust from allowing the Lamesa Lady Tors from grinding out a stunning 45-34 come-from-behind victory in front of their home fans.
The Big Spring High School Steers will have to wait a few more days to return to the basketball court.
Due to inclement weather conditions in West Texas, Big Spring and Fort Stockton school officials announced on Friday morning that the non-district game scheduled for tonight had been cancelled. According to weather reports, road conditions in the area are expected to deteriorate today, creating unsafe driving conditions.
Big Spring is scheduled to return to play on Jan. 16 in Levelland.
The Howard College menâs and womenâs basketball teams will return to Western Junior College Athletic Conference action for the first time in more than a month tonight when they host South Plains College in the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum. The games are scheduled to tip off at 5:45 p.m. with the womenâs matchup.
Andrews knocked down 17 free throws and raced to a 52-47 come-from-behind win over the Big Spring Steers in non-district basketball action.
Overall, Andrews made 17 of 27 free throw attempts in the contest. In contrast, Big Spring went to the charity stripe just 14 times in the contest, making six.
Mother Nature finally found a way to do something no other team at the Sandhills Invitational Basketball Tournament couldnât. She cooled off the Big Spring High School Steers.
Due to the arrival of a severe winter storm, officials within the Monahans Independent School District decided on Tuesday to cancel the tournamentâs championship game due to declining road conditions that would have required both Big Spring and Levelland to travel on icy roads.
The Big Spring High School kicked off their appearance in the 2014 Sandhills Invitational Basketball Tournament on a high note on Monday by pounding out a pair of key wins in pool play in the Jerry Larned Sports Complex in Monahans.
With the two wins, the Steers moved to within a pair of wins today from advancing to the tournament championship game on Saturday. Big Spring is scheduled to face Presidio and the Monahans JV today in the final day of Pool B play.
Erin Pollard and Julianna Rodriguez collected more than a few accolades for their prowess on the volleyball court after having led the Big Spring Lady Steers to a second straight trip to the regional tournament.
Now they have more.
Pollard and Rodriguez were both named to the 2014 Texas Sports Writers Association All-State Volleyball Team earlier this week. The two were among more than 150 high school players honored throughout the state in Class 2A through Class 6A.
The Coahoma Bulldogs might want to petition AT&T for a sponsorship package after their performance against rival Forsan on Friday in the Coahoma gymnasium.
They did, after all, dial it up from long distance, sinking a season-high 11 three-pointers en route to claiming a 54-41 come-from-behind victory in a non-district matchup between the two Howard County programs.
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