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 Big Spring Steers' impressive first half again was not enough to sustain them for the entire 48 minutes, as they fell Saturday night in Midland, 34-9 at the hands of Midland Christian.
For the first time this season, the Steers took the opening kick off after winning the coin flip. The result was a 45-yard drive, followed by a 36-yard Devin Roberson field goal and a Big Spring lead. Repeated passes to Tyler Hall and runs by Garrett Stuteville, Michael Oliva and Michael Vanderbilt blended perfectly for an almost flawless drive.
LUBBOCK â€” The Big Spring Steers cross country team made an impressive showing at the Lubbock Invitational meet this weekend, with three boys and one of the girl runners finishing in the top 10.
Junior Gustavo Lugo finished in fourth place with a time of 17:12.6 to claim the top spot among the Big Spring runners. Mike Williams and Thomas King finished in eighth and ninth place, respectively with times of 17:35.7 and 17:38.5, while Jaycee Williams was the top girls finisher for the Steers, coming in 10th place with a time of 13:38.6.
The Big Spring Steers will travel to Midland for a special Saturday edition of Steers' football this weekend, where they will take on the 1-2 Midland Christian Mustangs at Grande Communications Stadium.
The Steers are coming off of a disappointing 39-3 loss at Monahans, while the Mustangs â€” after a bye week â€” are coming off of a 20-15 win in Monahans.
Standout receiver Toby Rodgers will sit out the game with what is being called concussion-like symptoms. Rodgers was injured on a long pass attempt late in the game in Monahans last week.
The Big Spring Lady Steers continued their winning ways Tuesday night, making a strong statement to Levelland and anyone else who might be listening. After breaking into the top 10 in the latest poll from the Texas Girls Coaches Association with a number nine ranking, the Lady Steers defeated Levelland 25-13, 25-8 and 25-16 in front of a pumped-up home crowd.
Three players recorded 10 kills in the game for the 24-9 Lady Steers. Cerbi Ritchey, Morgan Seaton and Taylor Seaton all three hit the double digit mark to lead the team.
FORSAN â€” The Forsan Buffaloes treated a large homecoming crowd to an offensive display of epic proportions. Ty Johnson touched the ball six times and scored on four of them. Johnson broke free for touchdown runs of 68 and 66 yards, caught a Fosster Burchett pass for a 66 yard touchdown and picked off a Plains' pass and returned it 94 yards for another score.
â€śIt was just fun to watch,â€ť Coach Jason Phillips said. â€śTy is truly a gifted athlete and it was one of those nights where everything clicked for him. He is a privilege to coach.â€ť
Enough can not be said about the Big Spring defense again this week. The eventual 39-3 loss to Monahans Friday night says nothing of the great stands made by the Steers throughout the game, but the stand together strength was evident all the same as Big Spring held the high-powered Loboes to three points â€” and really only one decent drive â€” until the two minute mark of the second quarter.
This week, the Big Spring Steers will make the trip west to face the Monahans Loboes. Coach Phillip Ritchey's scrappy bunch will be looking for their first win of the year against a historically strong squad.
In the Big Spring Country Club championship tournament, the first flight was dominated by Blake Brorman. His combined 218 score for three rounds was three strokes ahead of Justin Myers. Tawleigh McCullough finished in third place in the flight, shooting a 223.
In the second flight, Brian Heidelberg and R. C. Reed both finished the day with a 235. Reed came from behind to tie in the second round, shooting a 79 to force the tie. Heidelberg eventually won the flight, with Byron Harris coming in third place with a 237.
When Savannah Neff went on her coach's Facebook page and read of the grief and concern being poured out from someone she respected and appreciated, she knew something had to be done to help. The Coahoma High School sophomore came up with an idea. After talking with Coach Mitzi Bell to get permission, the Bulldogette basketball player and her teammates are organizing a donation drive to help the families whose lives have been uprooted by the current fires in Bastrop.