Category: Brock Eagles

District 4-3A Div. I Week 8 Report: No. 2 Brock on point in blowout win over Ponder

Brock 70, Ponder 20 — The No. 2 Eagles faced little resistance from the Lions, scoring 35 first-quarter points on their way to a 50-point drubbing.

Brock (7-0, 4-0) outgained Ponder 535-224, rushing for 311 yards and passing for 224 in a balanced effort. Quarterback Tyler Moody threw for all of those passing yards and five touchdowns, including three to Eli Potts (5-106 receiving), while Kutter Wilson (15-119, 3 TDs rushing) and Jake Lindberg (4-111, 1 TD) both had big days running the ball.

Tight end Nathan Jones was also a productive target for Moody, hauling in seven passes for 62 yards and a score for Brock, which was led defensively by Hunter Fay (6 tackles, 2 sacks, 5 tackles for loss).

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BIG COUNTRY PREPS GAME OF THE WEEK: Roscoe travels to Ralls for crucial district game (w/ Evan Ren’s Big Country Picks)

LAST WEEK: 40-7, .851
SEASON TOTAL: 287-63, .820

Week 8? Are you kidding?

I ask the same question, or some variant of it virtually every year. We just finished with two-a-days. How can we possibly be this deep in the season so quickly?

Yet hear we are. A cold weather snap approaching. Thanksgiving right around the corner —as are the playoffs.

This week’s Game of the Week will see me traveling north to Ralls where the surprising Roscoe Plowboys, off to their best start in years, will be in a showdown for the district lead.

The column hit at 85 percent accuracy last week and is now up to 82 percent on the year. So we’ll see if we can keep the momentum going through the home stretch.

Let’s have a look at this week’s picks: 

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Big Country Preps’ Pick ‘Em Panel vs. Twitter Polls (Week 8)

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 Oct. 12)

Big Country Preps is publishing 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.

We will continually update the database throughout the regular season.

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CAPITAL FARM CREDIT/BCP PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Young takes spotlight with monstrous effort

Who says defensive players can’t be the Player of the Week?

That’s certainly not true at Big Country Preps, where our Capital Farm Credit/BCP Player of the Week helped push Stephenville to a stunning 35-7 rout of perennial power Waco La Vega on Friday night.

Senior linebacker Reese Young takes our weekly accolade after charting an almost unbelievable 25 tackles to lead an SHS defensive effort that saw the Yellow Jackets hold La Vega to just 94 yards rushing on 44 carries.

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District 4-3A Div. I Week 7 Report: No. 2 Brock pulls away from Whitesboro to stay perfect

Brock 42, Whitesboro 21 — After going to halftime tied with the Bearcats at 21, the No. 2 Eagles scored 21 unanswered points in the second half to remain unbeaten at 6-0 overall and 3-0 in district play.

Brock trailed for about seven minutes in the second quarter after Whitesboro (3-3, 2-1) scored to go up 21-14 with 9:24 to play in the first half. But coach Billy Mathis’ squad evened the score before halftime, regained the lead with a touchdown in the third quarter and put the win on ice with two more fourth-quarter scores.

The Eagles outgained the Bearcats 514-245, getting 285 yards passing and three touchdowns from Tyler Moody and 197 yards and two scores rushing from Kutter Wilson, as well as strong receiving games from tight end Nathan Jones (4-95, 1 TD) and receiver Eli Potts (8-79, 2 TDs).  

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BIG COUNTRY PREPS GAME OF WEEK: Unbeaten Early, Jim Ned clash in huge district opener (w/ Evan Ren’s Big Country Picks)

LAST WEEK: 39-4, .906
SEASON TOTAL: 247-56, .815

Gramps Ren is back in the groove, hitting over 90 percent of his picks a week ago, to push this column’s season percentage to .815 as we head into district play across the area.

Whether or not I can keep the momentum remains to be seen, entering what might be the toughest week of area picks I’ve seen this year, with multiple games that I would rate as near-tossups.

This week’s Big Country Preps Game of the Week will see us heading to Tuscola where Jim Ned will begin its District 3-3A DI title defense against a red-hot, unbeaten team from Early.

Let’s have a look at this week’s picks …

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Big Country Volleyball Statistical Leaders (through Oct. 5)

Big Country Preps is publishing 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.

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District 4-3A Div. I Week 6 Report: Brock scores workmanlike win over previously unbeaten Paradise

Brock 35, Paradise 16 — The Eagles improved to 2-0 in district play with a workmanlike win over the Panthers, limiting Paradise to 231 total yards in their fifth consecutive win to open the season.

Brock, which had 325 total yards, built a 28-13 lead by halftime and never led by fewer than 12 points the rest of the way.

Tyler Moody passed for 102 yards and a touchdown and added 80 yards and two scores rushing to lead the Eagles, who also got 103 yards and one TD rushing from Kutter Wilson. Quarterback Carter Stainton passed for 130 yards and rushed for 64 yards and a touchdown to pace Paradise (4-1, 1-1), but he was picked off twice and fumbled once.

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FEATURE: Brock center Cade Harris contradicts every stereotype attached to offensive linemen

Action photos by Tommy Hays

We’ve all heard the tiresome stereotypes surrounding the big guys on a football field — most of which were disproven decades ago.

Offensive linemen are generally very smart out of necessity. They don’t spend most of their time chewing raw meat and watching MMA fights. They have a diverse set of interests and their talents extend well beyond simply knocking people on their keister.

We know all of this. Or at least, by this day and age, we should know it. But for those of us who don’t, Brock center Cade Harris stands as a living contradiction to all of the false perceptions. 

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BIG COUNTRY PREPS GAME OF THE WEEK: Steers plays host to Littlefield, Gramps Ren rebounds (w/ Evan Ren’s Big Country Picks)

LAST WEEK: 45-6, .882
SEASON TOTAL: 208-52, .800

After a disastrous night of picking football games on Sept. 19 that saw his season percentage dip below .800, Gramps Ren has rebounded. Thank you, thank you. 

Last Friday saw this column hit with more than 88 percent accuracy on games throughout the Big Country, pulling its season percentage to an even .800 as we hit the season’s midpoint. 

This week I’ll be heading west — way West — to the very edge of our coverage area to get a first-hand look at the Big Spring Steers in their matchup with Littlefield in our Big Country Preps Game of the Week. 

Let’s dive in to this week’s picks, shall we? 

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CAPITAL FARM CREDIT/BCP PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Snyder’s Benitez takes the top spot

Defensive specialists seldom get the attention they deserve in volleyball. Not unlike offensive linemen in football, who do the dirty work behind the scenes that enables the glamour positions to shine. 

That isn’t the case at Big Country Preps, where we take pride in giving credit to those willing to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty. 

Snyder libero Abby Benitez, perhaps the best defender in the entire Big Country, fits that mold and has captured our Capital Farm Credit/Big Country Preps Player of the Week award for the week ending Sept. 25. 

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District 4-3A Div. I Week 5 Report: No. 2 Brock blasts Bowie to open league play 1-0

Brock 68, Bowie 6 — The second-ranked Eagles opened district play with a dominating effort, scoring 68 unanswered points in a blowout victory over the Jackrabbits.

Bowie (2-2, 0-1) got on the board first with a 12 touchdown run by quarterback Landon Felts, but Brock (4-0, 1-0) scored the final 21 points of the first quarter and increased its lead to 40-6 by halftime.

The Eagles, who outgained the Jackrabbits 479-54, got 204 yards and four touchdowns passing from Tyler Moody, while Kutter Wilson rushed for 145 yards and three TDs and added a receiving score.

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BIG COUNTRY PREPS GAME OF THE WEEK: Jim Ned, Snyder clash in battle of unbeatens (w/ Evan Ren’s Big Country picks)

LAST WEEK: 36-16, .692
OVERALL: 163-46, .779

After four straight weeks of picking 80 percent or better, the USS Ren ran aground last Friday, bottoming out with a season-low .692 percentage and dropping my season tally to .779.

I generally like to be above 80 percent by midseason, so last Friday served as a wakeup call. Actually, it was more of a gut punch. But I’ll get over it.

This week’s Big Country Preps Game of the Week will see me traveling to Snyder, where the unbeaten Class 4A Tigers will play host to 3A DI state champion Jim Ned in what should be an absolutely electric atmosphere. 

You all set? Let’s dive in to this week’s picks. 

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Big Country Volleyball Statistical Leaders (through Sept. 21)

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District 4-3A Div. I Week 4 Report: Brock wraps up nondistrict play with blowout win at Iowa Park

Brock 41, Iowa Park 6 — The second-ranked Eagles closed out nondistrict play in dominating fashion, outgaining the Hawks 428-117 in a blowout win. 

Led by quarterback Tyler Moody (12-22-0—189, 1 TD passing; 10-87, 2 TDs rushing) and tailback Kutter Wilson (18-103, 2 TDs rushing), Brock (3-0) outscored Iowa Park 27-0 in the second half to turn a one-score game into a rout.

Eli Potts (4-79) and Zach Brewster (2-64, 1 TD) both had nice days receiving for BHS, which will open District 4-3A Division I play next week at home against Bowie.

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FEATURE: Brock adapting quickly to Mathis’ new offensive and defensive schemes

BROCK — Prior to the season it was, in the minds of many, logical to assume there would be a transitional period in Brock football, as the reins of the program were passed from former coach Chad Worrell to new coach Billy Mathis. 

New offensive and defensive playbooks, new terminology and new routines would all have be be learned before anything could be perfected. So, one could reasonably expect Brock to seem a bit sluggish out of the starting gate in 2021 until all the wrinkles were ironed out.  

Even Mathis expected it. 

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Big Country Volleyball Statistical Leaders (through Sept. 14)

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District 4-3A Div. I Week 3 Report: Peaster stays unbeaten with win over Trinity Valley

Peaster 40, Fort Worth Trinity Valley 28 — The Greyhounds stayed perfect with a win over the Trojans, taking control early with 21 first-quarter points.

Peaster (3-0) led 34-15 by halftime and kept Trinity Valley at arm’s length over the final two periods.

Quarterback Gunner McElroy paced the PHS offense, passing for 316 yards and three touchdowns, while Tramar Gilbert (17-92, 1 TD) led the team in rushing and Caden Duer (7-151, 1 TD) was the Greyhounds’ top receiver.

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BIG COUNTRY PREPS GAME OF THE WEEK: Brady cancels, Ren goes scrambling (w/ Evan Ren’s Big Country Picks)

LAST WEEK: 42-9, .823
SEASON TOTAL: 85-21, .801

I was very much looking forward to our Big Country Preps Game of the Week – Coleman (2-0) at Brady (2-0). Unfortunately, COVID intervened by midweek, forcing a cancellation of the contest.

On a positive note, there are several other quality games throughout the area for us to focus on, and (taking a bow) the column is already hitting over 80 percent on picks and we’re only in Week 3.

Numbers of that sort are generally reserved for Weeks 7-10, so I’m feeling pressure to keep the early momentum going.

In the absence of our Game of the Week, I’ll be heading to Cross Plains on Friday, where Haskell will be paying a visit to the Buffaloes (COVID allowing, of course).

Let’s dive in to this week’s picks:

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District 3-4A Div. I Week 2 Report: Wilson, Brock run past Nevada Community

Brock 47, Nevada Community 13 — The Eagles had little trouble with Community, outscoring the Braves 35-0 over the middle two quarters to turn a tight game after one quarter into a rout.

Brock (2-0) outgained Community 501-267, rushing for 355 yards on just 30 carries in the win. Kutter Wilson led that effort, amassing 263 yards and two touchdowns on 18 rush attempts. 

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