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BCP COUNTDOWN TO TWO-A-DAYS: Ballinger Bearcats

Football is fast approaching, and we at BigCountryPreps.com are committed to bringing you the information you need to prepare for your favorite team’s season.

We’ll be releasing our Big Country Preps Preseason Football Preview, the most comprehensive look at the upcoming Big Country football season anywhere, on Friday, Aug. 16. But you won’t have to wait until then to sate your gridiron appetite.

Running through the first day of fall football practice on Aug. 5, we’ll be spotlighting each 11-man team in the area and posing some of the key questions they’ll face in 2019 as part of our “Countdown to Two-a-Days” series.

After featuring Merkel on Wednesday, we stay in District 4-3A Division II with the Ballinger Bearcats. On Friday, we will take a look at the Anson Tigers, followed by the Cisco Loboes on Saturday. 

Start of fall football practice

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BCP Podcast Greatest Hits Part 2: Evan, Daniel revisit conversations with Reed, Eddleman, Bartley

With Big Country Preps’ Evan Ren and Daniel Youngblood taking a two-week break from the Capital Farm Credit Wednesday Night Podcast to to focus on the 2019 Big Country Preps Preseason Football Preview, we take a look back at three more of our favorite interviews from the first six year of our weekly podcast.

In Part 2 of our two-part “Greatest Hits” series, we revisit our conversations with current Gordon football coach Mike Reed, Haskell girls basketball coach Blake Eddleman and Breckenridge baseball coach Kevin Bartley.

We hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane.

BCP COUNTDOWN TO TWO-A-DAYS: Merkel Badgers

Football is fast approaching, and we at BigCountryPreps.com are committed to bringing you the information you need to prepare for your favorite team’s season.

We’ll be releasing our Big Country Preps Preseason Football Preview, the most comprehensive look at the upcoming Big Country football season anywhere, on Friday, Aug. 16. But you won’t have to wait until then to sate your gridiron appetite.

Running through the first day of fall football practice on Aug. 5, we’ll be spotlighting each 11-man team in the area and posing some of the key questions they’ll face in 2019 as part of our “Countdown to Two-a-Days” series.

After featuring Bangs on Tuesday, we stay in District 4-3A Division II with the Merkel Badgers. On Thursday, we will take a look at the Ballinger Bearcats, followed by the Anson Tigers on Friday. 

Start of fall football practice

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BREAKING: Geter tabbed to take over Cooper girls basketball program

Cooper athletic director Aaron Roan announced on Tuesday that former Hondo boys basketball coach Arsenio Geter has been hired to lead the Lady Cougar girls basketball program.

Geter, who replaces Lauren Ash, previously spent time at San Angelo Central, Brenham, Brownfield, Borger, McCamey and most recently Hondo, where he amassed a 45-28 record in two seasons as the head coach.

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BCP COUNTDOWN TO TWO-A-DAYS: Bangs Dragons

Football is fast approaching, and we at BigCountryPreps.com are committed to bringing you the information you need to prepare for your favorite team’s season.

We’ll be releasing our Big Country Preps Preseason Football Preview, the most comprehensive look at the upcoming Big Country football season anywhere, on Friday, Aug. 16. But you won’t have to wait until then to sate your gridiron appetite.

Running through the first day of fall football practice on Aug. 5, we’ll be spotlighting each 11-man team in the area and posing some of the key questions they’ll face in 2019 as part of our “Countdown to Two-a-Days” series.

After featuring Coleman on Monday, we stay in District 4-3A Division II with the Bangs Dragons. On Wednesday, we will take a look at the Merkel Badgers, followed by the Ballinger Bearcats on Thursday. 

Start of fall football practice

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BCP COUNTDOWN TO TWO-A-DAYS: Coleman Bluecats

Football is fast approaching, and we at BigCountryPreps.com are committed to bringing you the information you need to prepare for your favorite team’s season.

We’ll be releasing our Big Country Preps Preseason Football Preview, the most comprehensive look at the upcoming Big Country football season anywhere, on Friday, Aug. 16. But you won’t have to wait until then to sate your gridiron appetite.

Running through the first day of fall football practice on Aug. 5, we’ll be spotlighting each 11-man team in the area and posing some of the key questions they’ll face in 2019 as part of our “Countdown to Two-a-Days” series.

After featuring Colorado City on Sunday, we move to District 4-3A Division II with the Coleman Bluecats. On Tuesday, we will take a look at the Bangs Dragons, followed by the Merkel Badgers on Wednesday. 

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BCP COUNTDOWN TO TWO-A-DAYS: Colorado City Wolves

Football is fast approaching, and we at BigCountryPreps.com are committed to bringing you the information you need to prepare for your favorite team’s season.

We’ll be releasing our Big Country Preps Preseason Football Preview, the most comprehensive look at the upcoming Big Country football season anywhere, on Friday, Aug. 16. But you won’t have to wait until then to sate your gridiron appetite.

Running through the first day of fall football practice on Aug. 5, we’ll be spotlighting each 11-man team in the area and posing some of the key questions they’ll face in 2019 as part of our “Countdown to Two-a-Days” series.

After featuring Coahoma on Saturday, we stay in District 2-3A Division II with the Colorado City Wolves. On Monday, we will take a look at the Coleman Bluecats, followed by the Bangs Dragons on Tuesday. 

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BCP COUNTDOWN TO TWO-A-DAYS: Coahoma Bulldogs

Football is fast approaching, and we at BigCountryPreps.com are committed to bringing you the information you need to prepare for your favorite team’s season.

We’ll be releasing our Big Country Preps Preseason Football Preview, the most comprehensive look at the upcoming Big Country football season anywhere, on Friday, Aug. 16. But you won’t have to wait until then to sate your gridiron appetite.

Running through the first day of fall football practice on Aug. 5, we’ll be spotlighting each 11-man team in the area and posing some of the key questions they’ll face in 2019 as part of our “Countdown to Two-a-Days” series.

After featuring San Saba on Friday, we move to District 2-3A Division II with the Coahoma Bulldogs. On Sunday, we will take a look at the Colorado City Wolves, followed by the Coleman Bluecats on Monday. 

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BCP COUNTDOWN TO TWO-A-DAYS: San Saba Armadillos

Football is fast approaching, and we at BigCountryPreps.com are committed to bringing you the information you need to prepare for your favorite team’s season.

We’ll be releasing our Big Country Preps Preseason Football Preview, the most comprehensive look at the upcoming Big Country football season anywhere, on Friday, Aug. 16. But you won’t have to wait until then to sate your gridiron appetite.

Running through the first day of fall football practice on Aug. 5, we’ll be spotlighting each 11-man team in the area and posing some of the key questions they’ll face in 2019 as part of our “Countdown to Two-a-Days” series.

After featuring De Leon on Thursday, we stay in District 7-2A Division I with the San Saba Armadillos. On Saturday, we will take a look at the Coahoma Bulldogs, followed by the Colorado City Wolves on Sunday. 

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BCP COUNTDOWN TO TWO-A-DAYS: De Leon Bearcats

Football is fast approaching, and we at BigCountryPreps.com are committed to bringing you the information you need to prepare for your favorite team’s season.

We’ll be releasing our Big Country Preps Preseason Football Preview, the most comprehensive look at the upcoming Big Country football season anywhere, on Friday, Aug. 16. But you won’t have to wait until then to sate your gridiron appetite.

Running through the first day of fall football practice on Aug. 5, we’ll be spotlighting each 11-man team in the area and posing some of the key questions they’ll face in 2019 as part of our “Countdown to Two-a-Days” series.

After featuring Hico on Wednesday, we stay in District 7-2A Division I with the De Leon Bearcats. On Friday, we will take a look at the San Saba Armadillos, followed by the Coahoma Bulldogs on Saturday. 

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BCP Podcast Greatest Hits Part 1: Evan, Daniel revisit conversations with Sandford, Galyean, Schniers

With Big Country Preps’ Evan Ren and Daniel Youngblood taking a two-week break from the Capital Farm Credit Wednesday Night Podcast to focus on the 2019 Big Country Preps Preseason Football Preview, we take a look back at three of our favorite interviews from the first year of our weekly podcast.

In Part 1 of our two-part “Greatest Hits” series, we revisit our conversations with Early head football coach and athletic director Blake Sandford, Eastland boys basketball coach Doug Galyean and Wall baseball coach Jason Schniers.

We hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane.

BCP COUNTDOWN TO TWO-A-DAYS: Hico Tigers

Football is fast approaching, and we at BigCountryPreps.com are committed to bringing you the information you need to prepare for your favorite team’s season.

We’ll be releasing our Big Country Preps Preseason Football Preview, the most comprehensive look at the upcoming Big Country football season anywhere, on Friday, Aug. 16. But you won’t have to wait until then to sate your gridiron appetite.

Running through the first day of fall football practice on Aug. 5, we’ll be spotlighting each 11-man team in the area and posing some of the key questions they’ll face in 2019 as part of our “Countdown to Two-a-Days” series.

After featuring Goldthwaite on Tuesday, we stay in District 7-2A Division I with the Hico Tigers. On Thursday, we will take a look at the De Leon Bearcats, followed by the San Saba Armadillos on Friday.  

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BCP COUNTDOWN TO TWO-A-DAYS: Goldthwaite Eagles

Football is fast approaching, and we at BigCountryPreps.com are committed to bringing you the information you need to prepare for your favorite team’s season.

We’ll be releasing our Big Country Preps Preseason Football Preview, the most comprehensive look at the upcoming Big Country football season anywhere, on Friday, Aug. 16. But you won’t have to wait until then to sate your gridiron appetite.

Running through the first day of fall football practice on Aug. 5, we’ll be spotlighting each 11-man team in the area and posing some of the key questions they’ll face in 2019 as part of our “Countdown to Two-a-Days” series.

After featuring Hawley on Monday, we move to District 7-2A Division I with the Goldthwaite Eagles. On Wednesday, we will take a look at the Hico Tigers, followed by the De Leon Bearcats on Thursday.

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BCP COUNTDOWN TO TWO-A-DAYS: Hawley Bearcats

Football is fast approaching, and we at BigCountryPreps.com are committed to bringing you the information you need to prepare for your favorite team’s season.

We’ll be releasing our Big Country Preps Preseason Football Preview, the most comprehensive look at the upcoming Big Country football season anywhere, on Friday, Aug. 16. But you won’t have to wait until then to sate your gridiron appetite.

Running through the first day of fall football practice on Aug. 5, we’ll be spotlighting each 11-man team in the area and posing some of the key questions they’ll face in 2019 as part of our “Countdown to Two-a-Days” series.

After featuring Stamford on Sunday, we stay in District 3-2A Division I with the Hawley Bearcats. On Tuesday, we will take a look at the Goldthwaite Eagles, followed by the Hico Tigers on Wednesday.  

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BCP COUNTDOWN TO TWO-A-DAYS: Stamford Bulldogs

Football is fast approaching, and we at BigCountryPreps.com are committed to bringing you the information you need to prepare for your favorite team’s season.

We’ll be releasing our Big Country Preps Preseason Football Preview, the most comprehensive look at the upcoming Big Country football season anywhere, on Friday, Aug. 16. But you won’t have to wait until then to sate your gridiron appetite.

Running through the first day of fall football practice on Aug. 5, we’ll be spotlighting each 11-man team in the area and posing some of the key questions they’ll face in 2019 as part of our “Countdown to Two-a-Days” series.

After featuring Winters on Saturday, we stay in District 3-2A Division I with the Stamford Bulldogs. On Monday, we will take a look at the Hawley Bearcats, followed by the Goldthwaite Eagles on Tuesday.  

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BCP COUNTDOWN TO TWO-A-DAYS: Winters Blizzards

Football is fast approaching, and we at BigCountryPreps.com are committed to bringing you the information you need to prepare for your favorite team’s season.

We’ll be releasing our Big Country Preps Preseason Football Preview, the most comprehensive look at the upcoming Big Country football season anywhere, on Friday, Aug. 16. But you won’t have to wait until then to sate your gridiron appetite.

Running through the first day of fall football practice on Aug. 5, we’ll be spotlighting each 11-man team in the area and posing some of the key questions they’ll face in 2019 as part of our “Countdown to Two-a-Days” series.

After featuring Forsan on Friday, we stay in District 3-2A Division I with the Winters Blizzards. On Sunday, we will take a look at the Stamford Bulldogs, followed by the Hawley Bearcats on Monday.  

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BCP COUNTDOWN TO TWO-A-DAYS: Forsan Buffaloes

Football is fast approaching, and we at BigCountryPreps.com are committed to bringing you the information you need to prepare for your favorite team’s season.

We’ll be releasing our Big Country Preps Preseason Football Preview, the most comprehensive look at the upcoming Big Country football season anywhere, on Friday, Aug. 16. But you won’t have to wait until then to sate your gridiron appetite.

Running through the first day of fall football practice on Aug. 5, we’ll be spotlighting each 11-man team in the area and posing some of the key questions they’ll face in 2019 as part of our “Countdown to Two-a-Days” series.

After featuring Albany on Thursday, we move to District 3-2A Division I with the Forsan Buffaloes. On Saturday, we will take a look at the Forsan Buffaloes, followed by the Winters Blizzards on Sunday.  

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BCP COUNTDOWN TO TWO-A-DAYS: Albany Lions

Football is fast approaching, and we at BigCountryPreps.com are committed to bringing you the information you need to prepare for your favorite team’s season.

We’ll be releasing our Big Country Preps Preseason Football Preview, the most comprehensive look at the upcoming Big Country football season anywhere, on Friday, Aug. 16. But you won’t have to wait until then to sate your gridiron appetite.

Running through the first day of fall football practice on Aug. 5, we’ll be spotlighting each 11-man team in the area and posing some of the key questions they’ll face in 2019 as part of our “Countdown to Two-a-Days” series.

After featuring Hamlin on Wednesday, we stay in District 7-2A Division II with the Albany Lions. On Friday, we will take a look at the Forsan Buffaloes, followed by the Winters Blizzards on Saturday.  

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BCP Podcast No. 53: Evan, Daniel talk 7-on-7 football, Athlete of the Year selections

The 7-on-7 football season wrapped up last week with the state tournament in College Station, spawning a discussion on the sport and how seriously it’s taken between Big Country Preps’ Evan Ren and Daniel Youngblood.

Also on this week’s Capital Farm Credit Wednesday Night Podcast, Evan and Daniel recap their selections for the 2018-19 Boys and Girls Athletes of the Year and our Super Dozen selections.

BCP COUNTDOWN TO TWO-A-DAYS: Hamlin Pied Pipers

Football is fast approaching, and we at BigCountryPreps.com are committed to bringing you the information you need to prepare for your favorite team’s season.

We’ll be releasing our Big Country Preps Preseason Football Preview, the most comprehensive look at the upcoming Big Country football season anywhere, on Friday, Aug. 16. But you won’t have to wait until then to sate your gridiron appetite.

Running through the first day of fall football practice on Aug. 5, we’ll be spotlighting each 11-man team in the area and posing some of the key questions they’ll face in 2019 as part of our “Countdown to Two-a-Days” series.

After featuring Haskell on Tuesday, we stay in District 7-2A Division II with the Hamlin Pied Pipers. On Thursday, we will take a look at the Albany Lions, followed by the Forsan Buffaloes on Friday.  

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BCP COUNTDOWN TO TWO-A-DAYS: Haskell Indians

Football is fast approaching, and we at BigCountryPreps.com are committed to bringing you the information you need to prepare for your favorite team’s season.

We’ll be releasing our Big Country Preps Preseason Football Preview, the most comprehensive look at the upcoming Big Country football season anywhere, on Friday, Aug. 16. But you won’t have to wait until then to sate your gridiron appetite.

Running through the first day of fall football practice on Aug. 5, we’ll be spotlighting each 11-man team in the area and posing some of the key questions they’ll face in 2019 as part of our “Countdown to Two-a-Days” series.

After featuring Cross Plains on Monday, we stay in District 7-2A Division II with the Haskell Indians. On Wednesday, we will take a look at the Hamlin Pied Pipers, followed by the Albany Lions on Thursday.  

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BREAKING: Brock edges Wall for sixth Lone Star Cup

For the second year in a row and sixth time in school history, Brock has won the Lone Star Cup.

The UIL announced the six winners of its annual award for overall athletic department achievement on Monday, and the Eagles were joined by Southlake Carroll in Class 6A, Dallas Highland Park in 5A, Argyle in 4A, Mason in 2A and Nazareth in 1A.

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BCP COUNTDOWN TO TWO-A-DAYS: Cross Plains Buffaloes

Football is fast approaching, and we at BigCountryPreps.com are committed to bringing you the information you need to prepare for your favorite team’s season.

We’ll be releasing our Big Country Preps Preseason Football Preview, the most comprehensive look at the upcoming Big Country football season anywhere, on Friday, Aug. 16. But you won’t have to wait until then to sate your gridiron appetite.

Running through the first day of fall football practice on Aug. 5, we’ll be spotlighting each 11-man team in the area and posing some of the key questions they’ll face in 2019 as part of our “Countdown to Two-a-Days” series.

After featuring Roscoe on Sunday, we stay in District 7-2A Division II with the Cross Plains Buffaloes. On Tuesday, we will take a look at the Haskell Indians, followed by the Hamlin Pied Pipers on Wednesday.  

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BCP COUNTDOWN TO TWO-A-DAYS: Roscoe Plowboys

Football is fast approaching, and we at BigCountryPreps.com are committed to bringing you the information you need to prepare for your favorite team’s season.

We’ll be releasing our Big Country Preps Preseason Football Preview, the most comprehensive look at the upcoming Big Country football season anywhere, on Friday, Aug. 16. But you won’t have to wait until then to sate your gridiron appetite.

Running through the first day of fall football practice on Aug. 5, we’ll be spotlighting each 11-man team in the area and posing some of the key questions they’ll face in 2019 as part of our “Countdown to Two-a-Days” series.

After featuring Munday on Saturday, we stay in Class 2A Division II with the Roscoe Plowboys. On Monday, we will take a look at the Cross Plains Buffaloes, followed by the Haskell Indians on Tuesday.

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BCP COUNTDOWN TO TWO-A-DAYS: Munday Moguls

Football is fast approaching, and we at BigCountryPreps.com are committed to bringing you the information you need to prepare for your favorite team’s season.

We’ll be releasing our Big Country Preps Preseason Football Preview, the most comprehensive look at the upcoming Big Country football season anywhere, on Friday, Aug. 16. But you won’t have to wait until then to sate your gridiron appetite.

Starting today and running through the first day of fall football practice on Aug. 5, we’ll be spotlighting each 11-man team in the area and posing some of the key questions they’ll face in 2019 as part of our “Countdown to Two-a-Days” series.

We start in Class 2A with the Munday Moguls. Sunday we will take a quick look at the Roscoe Plowboys, followed by the Cross Plains Buffaloes on Monday.

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STATE 7-ON-7: Jim Ned’s run to semifinals headlines area effort

COLLEGE STATION — The Jim Ned football team rebounded from a 1-2 run through pool action Friday to reach the Division 2 semifinals at the Texas State 7-on-7 Championships on Saturday at Veterans Park and Athletic Complex.

The Indians, the Big Country’s only team in Division II or III to win a bracket play game, defeated Stafford (28-19), Graham (39-27) and Dumas (47-41), before seeing their run end with a 13-12 loss to eventual champion Sunnyvale in the semis.

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BCP Podcast No. 52: Evan, Daniel take look at ‘Texas Football’ projections

The arrival of Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine means the high school football season is just around in the corner.

In this week’s Capital Farm Credit Wednesday Night Podcast, Big Country Preps’ Evan Ren and Daniel Youngblood break down Texas Football’s projections for Big Country area schools, looking at team rankings, key district races and some local and area individuals honored by the publication. 

FEATURE: Ground-based Brock Eagles find plenty to be gained in 7-on-7 state run

Lining up in the shotgun with four or five receivers out wide has never really been the Brock Eagles’ thing.

Coach Chad Worrell has long preferred a more straight-ahead, smash-mouth style to the “basketball on grass” of the spread era — a philosophical decision that, to this point, has paid off handsomely for his young, but thriving program.

So it would be natural to question the value the 7-on-7 game, which relies exclusively on spread-based passing attacks, might have for a Brock team that can count its pass attempts on two hands most fall Friday nights.

Ask the Brock players, though, and you’ll find that the 7-on-7 season holds immense value. It just might not come in the areas one first suspects.

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All-Big Country Preps Baseball Team: First-Team Roster

Here are our first-team selections for the inaugural All-Big Country Preps baseball team. For the rest of this year’s selections, click the links below.

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All-Big Country Preps Baseball Team: Second-Team Roster (w/ honorable mention)

Here are our second-team selections for the inaugural All-Big Country Preps baseball team. For the rest of this year’s selections, click the links below.

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2018-19 IN REVIEW: Baseball (w/ two photo galleries)

Prior to the release of our All-Big Country Preps softball and baseball teams on Friday and Saturday, Evan Ren and Daniel Youngblood will review the 2018-19 school year throughout this week and the top athletic stories produced by the area in football, boys and girls basketball, baseball and softball.

The 2019 baseball season was a wildly successful one for schools in the Big Country Preps coverage area. Wall won its first state championship in program history, Albany got back to the Class 2A state tournament for the second time in three years and a number of other programs made deep playoff runs and/or took big steps forward.

Now, it’s time to take a look back at the season we just completed and celebrate the teams and games that made 2019 unforgettable.

Without further ado, let’s dive in and hit the highlights.

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BCP Podcast No. 51: Evan, Daniel discuss Baird’s move to six-man, look back at 2018-19 athletic year

With Baird’s decision this week to join the six-man football ranks, which follows a trend set in recent years by fellow Big Country Class 1A schools Rotan, Gorman, Bronte and Roby, the Bears will be entering a whole new world this fall.

On this week’s Capital Farm Credit Wednesday Night Podcast, Big Country Preps’ Evan Ren and Daniel Youngblood explore that transition from all angles. 

Also in this week’s episode, Evan and Daniel take a look back at the 2018-19 athletic year and discuss some of their highlights from the football, boys and girls basketball, baseball and softball seasons.

2018-19 IN REVIEW: Boys basketball (w/ two photo galleries)

Prior to the release of our All-Big Country Preps softball and baseball teams on Friday and Saturday, Evan Ren and Daniel Youngblood will review the 2018-19 school year throughout this week and the top athletic stories produced by the area in football, boys and girls basketball, baseball and softball.

Any season that ends with two teams in the state tournament is a successful one, so the Big Country’s 2018-19 boys basketball campaign would certainly qualify.

With Brock advancing to the Alamodome in Class 3A and Jayton doing so in 1A, area teams kept us captivated until the final day of the high school season. And even those whose runs ended short of that ultimate goal gave us some great storylines to follow.

Today, we look back on the highlights of the most recent boys basketball season and remember the teams and games that helped make it such a special one.

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7-ON-7 FOOTBALL: Jim Ned claims state berth on home field

The Jim Ned 7-on-7 State Qualifying Tournament was a good one for the home team Friday as the Indians rallied for a 33-13 win over Llano in the event’s semifinals to earn their second straight trip to the Division II state tournament.

Jim Ned, the only Big Country team to advance past pool play, trailed Llano 13-6 late in the first half but scored a touchdown and conversion on the final play before halftime to send the teams to the break tied at 13. The Indians then outscored the Yellowjackets 20-0 over the final 20 minutes to punch their ticket to College Station on June 27 and 28.

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BCP Podcast No. 50: Wall’s Jason Schniers talks state title with Evan, Daniel

Fresh off leading the Wall baseball team to its first state championship in program history, coach Jason Schniers took a few minutes to chat with Big Country Preps’ Evan Ren and Daniel Youngblood about the Hawks’ dream season, the Wall community’s reaction to his team’s championship run and the future of his program for this week’s Capital Farm Credit Wednesday Night Podcast.

Also in this episode, Evan and Daniel recap the Fellowship of Christian Athletes All-Star Festival. 

FCA MEN’S BASKETBALL: C-City’s Boone, Jim Ned’s Bryant go head to head one last time

BROWNWOOD — As members of district rivals at Colorado City and Jim Ned, respectively, Omar Boone and Dylan Bryant got well acquainted with each other during their high school basketball careers.

So in some ways, it was fitting that the two closed that chapter of their lives on opposite sides in the FCA All-Star Men’s Basketball Game on Saturday at Brownwood Coliseum.

Boone and the North squad got the better of Bryant and the South, rallying from a 10-point halftime deficit to score a thrilling 90-84 victory, but the smiles and handshakes after the final buzzer were all one needed to see to know that the purpose of the FCA All-Star Festival had been served and there were no losers in this one.

Boone, the event’s MVP, and Bryant, the South’s leading scorer, took nothing but positives from their experience, and both enjoyed the opportunity to showcase their skills head to head one final time.

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FCA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Roby grad Edmondson leads North to win with record night

BROWNWOOD — Looking at the two rosters before Saturday’s FCA All-Star Women’s Basketball Game, Roby graduate Hallie Rose Edmondson wasn’t sure how her North squad would fare.

Facing off with a South team that featured a number of recognizable names from prominent programs such as Wylie, Wall and Jim Ned — and doing so with a short-handed roster of just 10 players — Edmondson felt she and her team were decided underdogs in the 11th annual all-star game.

But the northerners play at Brownwood Coliseum told a different story entirely. And it was the former Roby star’s record night that fueled the 87-60 victory.

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