Category: Big Spring Steers

District 2-4A Div. I Week 9 Report: Fort Stockton rallies past Big Spring

Fort Stockton 28, Big Spring 7 — Trailing the Steers 7-0 after three quarters, the Panthers exploded for four touchdowns in the fourth to rally for a big district win.

Fort Stockton, now 3-5 overall and 2-0 in league play, rushed for more than 300 yards on its way to 415 total yards. The Panthers got nice rushing games from quarterback Dominic Aguilar (16-118), Jaydrien Ramirez (6-76) and Pedro Vasquez (9-75) and a pick-six from Isaiah Garcia in the victory.

Big Spring, which fell to 3-3 overall and 0-2 in district, was led by quarterback Gabriel Baeza, who passed for 222 yards and rushed for 54. Receiver Pablito Dehoyos was Baeza’s favorite target, catching nine passes for 138 yards and the Steers’ lone touchdown in the first quarter.

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District 2-4A Div. I Week 8 Report: Big Spring can’t complete rally in loss to Andrews

Andrews 56, Big Spring 35 — The Steers rallied from a 35-7 halftime deficit to pull within a touchdown in the final quarter, but the Mustangs closed the game with 14 unanswered points to squelch a Big Spring comeback.

Andrews (6-2, 1-0) outgained the Steers 593-411, passing for 369 yards and rushing for 224, but a 5-3 deficit in the turnover battle allowed Big Spring to fight its way back into the game in the second half.

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District 2-4A Div. I Week 7 Report: Big Spring idle; Andrews, Lake View drop final nondistrict game

Canyon 45, Andrews 14 — The Mustangs couldn’t keep up with the Eagles in their final nondistrict game, being outscored 34-8 in the second half of a blowout loss.

Andrews, now 5-2, outgained Canyon 439-348, but a 4-1 disadvantage in the turnover battle proved costly.

After going to halftime down 11-6, the Mustangs led briefly early in the third quarter (14-11), but the Eagles closed the game with 34 unanswered points.

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District 2-4A Div. I Week 6 Report: Lake View, Andrews earn wins; Big Spring game canceled

San Angelo Lake View 49, Fabens 20 — The Chiefs used five first-half turnovers to build a 28-0 halftime lead and cruised to their a blowout win over the Wildcats.

Quarterback Albert Rodriguez passed for 256 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 83 yards and another score to lead Lake View, which improved to 4-2 with the win.

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District 2-4A Div. I Week 5 Report: Lubbock High hand Big Spring first loss

Lubbock High 48, Big Spring 12 — The Westerners dominated both sides of the ball in their season opener Thursday, outgaining BSHS 574-200 in handing the Steers their first loss of the season.

LHS built a 27-0 lead by halftime and answered Big Spring’s first touchdown with 21 unanswered points in the the third quarter to put the game away.

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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 PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Snyder defensive specialist snags this week’s award

Benitez photo courtesy of Kassi Westermann

While a libero seldom gets as much attention as volleyball’s glamour positions up front, there are times when these defensive specialists make themselves so valuable they can’t be ignored, even in a losing effort.

That was the case last week with Snyder junior Abby Benitez in a pair of dual matches against Monahans and Odessa Permian on Tuesday, followed by another against Jim Ned and Denver City on Saturday.  The Lady Tigers didn’t register a single win, but Benitez’s hustle was astonishing enough to earn her our Big Country Preps Player of the Week award for  the week ending Sept. 19.

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District 2-4A Div. I Week 4 Report: Baeza rallies Big Spring past Brownfield

Gabriel Baeza

Big Spring 20, Brownfield 17 — Trailing in the fourth quarter after a Cubs field goal broke a 14-all tie, the Steers got a touchdown run from Gabriel Baeza with 25 seconds left to rally for the win and remain unbeaten on the season.

Baeza, who passed for 214 yards and ran for 119, had a hand in all three of Big Spring’s touchdowns, hitting Jose Cantu for the first before rushing for the last two.

The Steers (3-0) limited the Cubs to less than 100 yards of total offense, but four turnovers kept the game close throughout.

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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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District 2-4A Div. I Week 3 Report: Steers solid all around against Monahans

Big Spring 28, Monahans 6 — The Steers outgained the Loboes 311-223 on Friday, getting 216 passing yards from quarterback Gabriel Baeza to overcome four turnovers in their second consecutive win to open the season.

Big Spring, which was idle last week, held Monahans to 126 yards rushing and forced three turnovers of its own to remain unbeaten heading into next week’s game at Brownfield.

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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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District 1-4A Div. I Week 2 Report: Big Spring idle, Lake View rallies for thrilling win

San Angelo Lake View 44, Pecos 41 — Trailing 34-15 at halftime, the Chiefs outscored the Eagles 29-7 over the final two quarters to rally for a thrilling win and improve to 2-0 on the season.

Led by Ezekiel Saldana, who rushed for 132 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries, Pecos pounded out 313 yards on the ground. But Lake View countered with a big game from quarterback Albert Rodriguez, who passed for 203 yards and four touchdowns while adding a rushing score. 

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Big Country Preps’ Pick ‘Em Panel (Week 2)

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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BCP GAME OF THE WEEK: Pipers return to Hawley in rematch of classic (w/ Evan Ren’s Big Country picks)

LAST WEEK: 34-15, .694
SEASON TOTAL: 34-15, .694

If this were a horse race, Gramps Ren just stumbled out of the gate.

A .694 pick percentage is one of the worst weeks I’ve had in recent memory — brought on by a disastrous 15-9 tally (.625) in the six-man ranks.

That stinks.

Alas, we have yet to reach the first turn, so it’s way early. If I’m not hitting over .800 down the backstretch, I may resort to consulting with a palm reader.

Here’s a look at this week’s Big Country football games.

I’ll see you on the road.

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