Month: November 2018

Sparks, Shallowater too much for Eastland in 56-21 win

SWEETWATER — Quarterback Cutter Sparks and the explosive Shallowater offense proved too much for Eastland to handle Thursday as the Mustangs piled up 700 yards of total offense and had five scoring plays of at least 37 yards in a 56-21 Region I-3A semifinal win at the Mustang Bowl.

Sparks accounted for 236 of his team’s 489 rushing yards and passed for 201 yards and three touchdowns to keep the Mustangs perfect at 13-0 and end the Mavericks’ season at 9-4. 

Eastland, which got 245 yards passing and two rushing touchdowns from quarterback Behren Morton, fell behind 28-0 before scoring its first touchdown and could never make the stops necessary to get back in the game.

You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please . Not a Member? Join Us

Big Country Preps’ Pick ‘Em Panel (Week 14)

Each week here at Big Country Preps, we’ll post our picks for all of that week’s 11-man games, in addition to the results of Evan Ren’s Twitter polls for each matchup.

For those interested in voting, polls go up on Monday night each week and close Thursday morning.

Disagree with our picks or the Twitter consensus? Let us know in the comments section below.

Continue reading “Big Country Preps’ Pick ‘Em Panel (Week 14)”

BCP Week 14 Playoff Forecast: Morton, Mavs face Shallowater (w/ Evan Ren’s playoff picks, BCP Drive-Time podcast)

LAST WEEK: 19-5, .791 

SEASON TOTAL: 434-96, .818 

Week 14 has seven of the Big Country’s 11-man teams still showing a pulse and an additional three in the six-man ranks still alive. 

And as one would expect, it only gets tougher from this point forward, with more than half of our teams projected as underdogs heading into this week’s action.

You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please . Not a Member? Join Us

BCP Podcast No. 24: Albany’s Denney Faith talks Lion football with Evan, Daniel

One of the longest tenured and winningest coaches in Big Country history, Denney Faith has experienced more than his share of success in his three decades in Albany. So it should surprise no one that this area coaching legend has his Lions in the region semifinals once again despite an uncharacteristic 0-5 start to this season.

Faith took some time this week to chat with Big Country Preps’ Evan Ren and Daniel Youngblood about his team’s turnaround, this week’s playoff opponent and what has kept him in Albany all these years for this week’s Capital Farm Credit Wednesday Night Podcast.

Also in this episode, Evan and Daniel say goodbye to the team’s lost during last week’s area round of the football playoffs and look ahead to this week’s action.

LOCAL HOOPS ROUNDUP: Coogs top Estacado; AHS, Cooper girls fall to area foes

LUBBOCK — The Cooper boys basketball team continued its strong start to the season Tuesday, rallying from seven points down at halftime to knock off Lubbock Estacado 70-65.

The Cougars took the lead with a 27-17 third-quarter run and held off the Matadors in the fourth to improve to 4-1 on the year.

Deven Bailey once again led the Coogs, scoring a team-high 21 points for the second straight game, while Ben Thompson added 13, Josh Henry and Noah Garcia both scored nine, and Kaden Davis pitched in eight.

You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please . Not a Member? Join Us

No. 4 Haskell girls rally past Eula 35-29

HASKELL — Down 22-20 to start the fourth quarter, the fourth-ranked Haskell Maidens scored 15 points over the final eight minutes to knock off the upset-minded Eula Lady Pirates in a 35-29 victory at the legendary Tee Pee.

Leading the way for the Maidens (7-1) was freshmen Melody Martinez, whose five-point outburst late in the fourth quarter helped put away Eula for good. C’Era Taylor, meanwhile, had a team-high eight points and two rebounds for Haskell.

You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please . Not a Member? Join Us

Abilene High boys dominate Mineral Wells 61-31

The Abilene High boys basketball team outscored Mineral Wells 17-1 in the second quarter Tuesday to stretch a six-point lead to 22 points by halftime in routing the Rams 61-31 in a nondistrict matchup at Eagle Gym.

Post Devyan Wilkins came off the bench to score 14 points to lead AHS, which held Mineral Wells to single-digit point totals in every quarter but the fourth.

You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please . Not a Member? Join Us

Area Round BCP Six-Man Roundup

A rough second round of the playoffs for the Big Country in the 11-man ranks trickled on down to the six-man squads as well.

A week after 10 teams won their bi-district matchups, all but four were eliminated over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend slate of games.

The Big Country contingent is down to Gorman, Jayton, Stephenville Faith and Strawn. Should Jayton and Strawn win this week and next, the two will play December 19th for the state championship.

You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please . Not a Member? Join Us

Jim Ned sweeps Brownwood in doubleheader (box scores + photo gallery included)

BROWNWOOD — A big night from the 3-point line and some timely defense were enough to lift the Class 3A Jim Ned Lady Indians to a 54-44 win at Class 4A Brownwood on Tuesday.  

Libby Tutt scored 20 points and Jenna Moore added 12 (via four 3-pointers) to lift Jim Ned (7-3), which maintained a fluctuating lead from as much as 17 to as little as six points, by coming up with key defensive stops along the way. 

The Lady Indians connected on eight 3-pointers as a team, with Malone Graham hitting two, Claire Graham hitting one and Tutt adding another.

Brownwood, which slipped to 4-5, got 13 points from Matyha Thompson, six from Hadley Monroe and five from Ryleigh Dalleh. 

You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please . Not a Member? Join Us

BIG COUNTRY PREPS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Marshall closes great season with our weekly accolade

Aside from having what might be the single greatest hairdo in Big Country history (next to mine, of course), Hawley running back Colton Marshall closed a remarkable season on Friday, with yet another remarkable game. 

Rushing 36 times in a heartbreaking 37-36 loss to Sundown in the Region I-2A Division I area round, Marshall charted 213 yards and five touchdowns. 

With that performance, he finished the season with 282 carries for 1,935 yards and 27 scores, helping the Bearcats to a 10-2 record and earning our Big Country Preps Player of the Week. 

You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please . Not a Member? Join Us

Class 2A Area-Round Report

Kevin Yeager

De Leon 31, Wolfe City 20 — The Bearcats (8-4) gained just 318 total yards in their Region II-2A Division I area-round matchup with Wolfe City, but it was enough when combined with a strong defensive performance to advance and earn a region semifinals date with Riesel (10-2).

Quarterback Kevin Yeager led De Leon, which extended a 21-7 to three touchdowns in the third quarter, rushing for 114 yards and two scores while passing for 124 yards and two more TDs

Jorge Gonzalez added 80 rushing yards, and Chris Cox and Emery Amick each caught TD passes.

The Bearcats will play Riesel at 7 p.m. Friday in Whitney for a chance to play in the region title game against the winner of San Saba (12-0) and Celeste (11-1).

You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please . Not a Member? Join Us

Class 3A Area-Round Report

Comanche 42, Edgewood 38 — Comanche rushed for 351 yards, with Kade Mercer (23 carries, 148 yards, two TDs) leading the way in an area-round nail-biter. 

As is their custom, the wing-T-based Indians only threw for 138 yards. But they were efficient through the air, with Trendon Morin finishing with a 6-of-7 tally and one TD pass. 

You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please . Not a Member? Join Us