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
Nathan Schneider didnâ€™t think too much about the situation when Brownwoodâ€™s Harley Price ducked his head and pushed his way into a pile in an effort to get a few extra yards. He only knew one thing, with his team trailing with 9:25 left in the game the Steers desperately needed the ball.
Thus, when Price didnâ€™t go down, Schneider decided to try and strip the ball from the running backsâ€™ hands.
28 New Orleans (4-4) @
10 Carolina (3-5-1)
New Orleans took over sole possession of first place in the NFC South, as running back Mark Ingram continued his strong season as he ran for 100+ yards and 2 touchdowns. The New Orleans defense was able to stymy Carolina QB Cam Newton, who was 10-28 passing for 151 yards.
22 Cleveland (5-3) vs.
17 Tampa Bay (1-7)
The Big Spring Junior High School seventh- and eighth-grade football games scheduled for tonight will not be played.
According to a release from the BSISD Athletic Department, the junior high's season-ending games against Brownwood were cancelled due to weather concerns.
The Steers were scheduled to have played their games in Merkel.
For Julianna Rodriguez and Erin Pollard, the seven-year volleyball itch probably wonâ€™t be ending any time too soon â€“ especially if the Western Texas College Lady Wranglers have their way.
Rodriguez and Pollard, two key pieces to the Big Spring High School Lady Steersâ€™ run to the Class 3A state volleyball tournament a year ago, officially extended their volleyball careers on Monday afternoon when they signed letters of intent to play for the Lady Westerners.
The Big Spring High School Lady Steers will face the Pampa Lady Harvester in the first round of the Class 4A state volleyball playoffs. The game will be played at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesay at Wayland Baptist University in Plainview.
ABILENE â€“ For the Big Spring High School Steers coaches and players, Friday night truly was the scariest Halloween.
And the toughest to get through.
Wylie made Big Spring a footnote in its football history by reeling off 29 unanswered points in the second quarter and then cruising to a stunning 49-6 victory in front of a large crowd at Bulldogs Stadium. The win marked the 250th of Wylie head coach Hugh Sandiferâ€™s career â€“ and the ninth straight time the Bulldogs have beaten Big Spring.
The Howard College menâ€™s basketball team kicked off its 2014-15 season on a high note on Friday afternoon by grinding out an impressive win over Carl Albert State College in Plano.
The Hawks, who entered the year ranked No. 18 nationally in the NJCAA preseason poll, began their three-day outing in north-central Texas with an 80-68 win over the Vikings.
The Christoval Cougars did the unexpected on Friday night. And the Forsan Buffaloes were the worse for it.
Christoval dealt Forsan a stunning 26-20 setback at Jack Pardee Memorial Field. In so doing, the Cougars handed Forsan its third straight loss in as many weeks and all but ended Forsanâ€™s postseason hopes.
The Big Spring High School Lady Steers know they are in the playoffs ... they just don't know who they will be playing in the first round of the postseason.
The District 2-4A runner-up, Big Spring will face the loser of the District 1-4A "play-in" game in the first round. Dalhart and Pampa are scheduled to play for the No. 3 seed in the District 1-4A race on Saturday at noon.
Big Spring finished the regular season at 19-19.
Backed by 22 assists from Emilie Smith and a team-high 13 kills from senior Erin Pollard, Big Spring rolled to a 3-0 victory over Lubbock Estacado in District 2-4A volleyball action. The Lady Steers pounded out wins of 25-17, 25-22, 25-20.