Category: Anson Tigers

GAME STORY: Hawley rallies past Anson in thriller to take District 3-2A DI lead

ANSON — When Mitch Ables arrived in Hawley, he was tasked with rebuilding a program that didn’t have a history of sustained success.

After benefitting from four years of quarterback Quay Stokes, followed by the stellar career of running back Colton Marshall, Ables may have found his new workhorse in another young stud.

Sophomore running back Austin Cumpton had 32 carries for 135 yards and a touchdown and took countless bruising hits in a physical game as the Bearcats took the lead in the District 3-2A Division I championship race with a thrilling 21-20 win over Jones County rival Anson at Tiger Stadium on Friday night.

Hawley’s defense also rose to the occasion with a second half shutout.

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District 3-2A Div. I Week 8 Report: Anson sets up first-place showdown with Hawley

Anson 27, Forsan 23 — Anson overcame three turnovers by limiting its penalties to three and Forsan to a modest 274 yards in total offense.

With the win, Anson (5-1, 2-0) sets up a huge district showdown at home with Hawley (5-2, 2-0) next week for sole possession of first place in the district standings. 

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CAPITAL FARM CREDIT WEDNESDAY NIGHT PODCAST: Anson’s Chris Hagler speaks with Evan, Daniel

VIDEO PODCAST NO. 8: Evan Ren and Daniel Youngblood chat with Anson head coach Chris Hagler about last week’s win at Stamford and this week’s huge game at Forsan.

Other games discussed from last week: Santo at Cross Plains, De Leon at Coleman, and Greenwood at Sweetwater. From this week: Eastland at Comanche, Cooper vs. Northwest, Abilene at SA Central and Wall at Jim Ned.

BIG COUNTRY PREPS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Anson QB takes award with first start

Numbers alone don’t always take our Big Country Preps Player of the Week award, though they are usually the top consideration. 

When things get close among the top candidates, other factors begin to weigh in. That was precisely the case with this week’s top spot, which goes to Anson junior quarterback Blake Vinson. 

Vinson, who hit 23 of 32 passes for 367 yards and four scores in a 41-34 win over Stamford, had two factors in his favor that made his effort a bit more noteworthy than some of the area’s other top performances last week. 

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GAME STORY: Anson outlasts rival Stamford in district-opening thriller

 ANSON — Hosting archrival Stamford for both their homecoming game and their District 3-2A Division I opener, the Anson Tigers took the field with ample motivation Friday at Tiger Stadium.

Add in the fact that coach Chris Hagler’s squad was playing its first game since Sept. 18 due to a COVID cancellation and their scheduled bye week, and Friday’s game might as well have been the Super Bowl.

The Tigers played like it, too, rallying from a 22-14 halftime deficit to take a 41-22 fourth-quarter lead, before holding off a late Stamford rally for a huge 41-34 victory.

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District 3-2A Div. I Week 7 Report: Buffaloes win third straight, take district opener

Forsan 43, Colorado City 6 — Major Stockon rushed for 137 yards and two scores on only seven carries and passed for 46 yards and two more scores to lead Forsan to a win in the district opener for both clubs. 

The Buffs (3-2, 1-0) raced out to a 30-6 halftime lead before putting things into cruise control for their third straight win. 

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BIG COUNTRY PREPS GAME OF THE WEEK: Hawley tangles with upstart Dragons (w/ Evan Ren’s Big Country picks)

LAST WEEK: 36-12, .750
SEASON TOTAL: 152-47, .763

I have not been to Bangs for a Game of the Week since 2013 — the last time the Dragons posted more than six wins in a season and the last winning record they had prior to last year’s 6-5 mark.

That drought ends tomorrow, when I travel to BHS for an interesting showdown between the Dragons (3-0) and Class 2A Division I power Hawley (3-1).

Bangs has the better overall numbers, but Hawley has faced a slightly tougher overall schedule, making this pick a perplexing one.

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Big Country Preps’ Pick ‘Em Panel (Week 4)

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.

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BIG COUNTRY PREPS GAME OF THE WEEK: Jim Ned heads to Cisco for interclass showdown

LAST WEEK: 42-9, .824
SEASON TOTAL: 116-35, .740

Week 4 arrives and I’m finally hitting my stride on pick accuracy.

It’s been an odd year thus far, both in terms of results and overall feel. It’s been tough to gauge.

Nonetheless, we’re hitting the road once again this Friday, with the Big Country Preps Game of the Week landing at Chesley Field in Cisco, where the Loboes (2-1) will play host to a Jim Ned club that is two divisions larger than they are.

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BIG COUNTRY PREPS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Holsey takes the award in win over Lake View

We have said all along that the Sweetwater Mustangs would be among the most explosive teams in the Big Country in 2020, and Friday gave us a glimpse of it. 

Led by our Big Country Preps Player of the Week, Leo Holsey, SHS amassed nearly 700 yards in total offense in a 58-42 win over San Angelo Lake View. 

A junior in his third varsity season, Holsey hit 14 of 26 throws for 254 yards and four scores and rushed for 111 and three more TDs to help the Mustangs improve to 1-1. He finished the day with 365 total yards and a direct hand in seven scores.  

“He came out focused and prepared,” Sweetwater coach Ben McGehee said. “I thought he did a great job running the offense all night in the run and passing game.”

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GAME STORY: Anson holds off Dublin rally to remain unbeaten

DUBLIN — The Anson Tigers fought off both fatigue and the loss of momentum midway through Friday’s game against Dublin to come away with an exhausting 44-28 win. 

Dylyn Pyle threw for 161 yards and rushed for 89 while accounting for two touchdowns to lead the Tigers (3-0), who held off a Dublin rally to remain unbeaten. 

Sophomore quarterback Chris Teten led Dublin (1-2), finishing with 355 yards passing and three TDs —all to Chris Ramirez, who finished with eight catches for 243 yards. 

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Big Country Preps’ Pick ‘Em Panel (Week 3)

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.

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Big Country Volleyball Statistical Leaders (through Sept. 7)

Big Country Preps will publish area volleyball statistical leaders each Tuesday at 7 p.m.

This database will be continually updated for our subscribers throughout the remainder of the season, using only those statistics submitted by area coaches.

Teams that do not submit their statistics in a given week will not be listed when our stats are posted, but will be added to the lists below as they are received in the coming days. 

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