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
LUBBOCK â€” It doesnâ€™t pay to doubt Mike Menefield.
The Big Spring High School track star earned a return trip to the Texas high school track meet in dramatic and convincing fashion, setting the triple jump record at the Region I-3A Track Meet in Lubbock Monday.
Menefield scratched on his first two attempts Monday, but on his third and final try, he uncorked a leap of 49 feet, 6.5 inches to both win the event and set the meet record at the same time.
His winning jump was more than three feet better than that posted by runner-up Dillon Wilkins of Mineral Wells.
Big Spring High School girls' track coach Nick Roberson believes a window of opportunity is opening for his team.
The Lady Steers will send 10 athletes to the Region I-3A track meet, which starts Monday in Lubbock, and Roberson believes that large number is but a harbinger of things to come for the program.
Seniors Desiree Anderson and Chanvel Cuviello, juniors April Turner, Cerbi Ritchey and Bridgette Tuitt, sophomores Bianca Ryle and Jaycee Williams and freshmen Morgan Seaton, Donisha McGree and Dyrshae Vandervilt will represent BSHS at the regional meet.
FORSAN â€” Robert Hillger is hoping youth will be served at next week's Region I-2A track meet.
That's because Hillger, the girls' track coach at Forsan High School, will send a team dominated by freshmen â€” five of the eight team members who qualified for regionals are freshmen.
But just because the team is younger doesn't mean it isn't ready to compete at a high level.
â€śThe quality here is much deeper than I've ever had,â€ť said Hillger, who is in his sixth year at the helm of the program. â€śWe don't have a few athletes who contribute â€” they're all pretty good.â€ť
COLORADO CITY â€” New year, new classification, same postseason hopes for the Forsan Buffaloes.
The Buffaloes clinched a spot in the Class 2A state high school baseball playoffs with a 12-5 victory over Colorado City Monday afternoon.
Forsan came into the game needing a win to hold off Coahoma for the final District 3-2A playoff spot. A loss to C-City would have dropped the Buffs into a tie with Coahoma and forced a one-game playoff between the teams.
Forsan High School's Sydney Holdampf punched her ticket to the University Interscholastic League's state tennis meet by winning the girls' singles title at the Region I-2A tournament Thursday at the Ratliff Stadium Tennis Complex.
Holdampf, a junior at Forsan, opened second-day play at the tournament by downing Lauren Zacketti of Comfort, 6-1, 6-1, in the semifinal round, then defeated Catherine Stout of Ingram Tom Moore, 6-4, 6-3, to claim the girls' singles title.
The Howard College Hawks' softball team continued to keep pace with their fellow Western Junior College Athletic Conference leaders with a 3-2, 10-1 doubleheader sweep of El Paso Community College Thursday at Foundation Field.
Pitchers Sandra Serna and Selina Mitchell earned wins for the Hawks Thursday.
â€śWe kind of had a slow start (Thursday), but we finally got going,â€ť Howard Coach Kelly Raines said. â€śEvery win counts in this conference â€¦ and now we have to win two more today.â€ť
LUBBOCK â€” The Big Spring High School boys' golf team is part of a seven-team logjam at the top of the standings following first-day play at the Region I-3A tournament Wednesday.
The Steers are in fifth place with a team score of 327, eight strokes behind leader Borger and a mere three shots back of second-place Andrews. Glen Rose is third with a 325, followed by Levelland at 326. Big Spring and Abilene Wylie are tied with identical 327 scores.
The top two teams qualify for next month's University Interscholastic League state tournament in Austin.
ODESSA â€” Forsan High School's Kyle Stevenson and Sydney Holdampf are one win away from a trip to the state tennis tournament.
Stevenson and Holdampf, both juniors at FHS, each recorded two victories Wednesday to reach the boys' and girls' singles semifinal round, respectively, at the Region I-2A tennis tournament at Ratliff Stadium Tennis Complex.
Stevenson opened tournament play be defeating Cody Asbury of Ingram Tom Moore, 6-3, 6-1. He then knocked off Ricardo Chavez of Dimmitt, 6-0, 6-0 to reach the semifinals, where he'll face Jesse Guerra of Tornillo at 8:30 a.m. today.