Here are the standings for all boys basketball districts involving Big Country schools through Jan. 18 (with last week’s results, Tuesday’s schedule):
Most of us know a football player who lives in the weight room, who’s always dependable and who always does what his coaches ask him. He always puts the team first. He’s early to arrive and late to leave. And he seldom needs direction because he always pays attention.
You know the type. But you seldom hear about them, since there is no specific category to put them in and the media doesn’t recognize these qualities.
This is the guy who always sets a good example. He doesn’t complain and above all else, is tough mentally and physically. He’s not necessarily the best player on his team (though some are). But he’s definitely the guy who gets the most out of whatever talent he was born with.
Welcome to the 2020 “True Grit” team — the one place in the Big Country where guys who fall into this category are recognized for it.
Here are our superlative award winners for the 2020 All-Big Country Preps football team. For the rest of this year’s selections, click the links below.
Here are our first-team selections for the 2020 All-Big Country Preps football team. For the rest of this year’s selections, click the links below.
Here are our second-team selections for the 2020 All-Big Country Preps football team. For the rest of this year’s selections, click the links below.
Here are our third-team selections for the 2020 All-Big Country Preps football team. For the rest of this year’s selections, click the links below.
With boys basketball season upon us, it’s time to shine a spotlight on some of the players we’ll be writing and you’ll be reading about throughout the 2020-21 season.
For the first installment in a three-part series that will cover all positions on the area boys basketball scene, we’ll be taking a look at the Big Country’s top guards, ranking our top 10 with a list of others to watch this fall.
We hope you enjoy reading through our list.
REGION I-3A DIV. I
Jim Ned 21, Paradise 18 — Trailing 10-7 after three quarters, the Indians outscored the Panthers 14-8 over the final period to rally for the victory Friday.
A Xavier Wishert rushing touchdown early in the fourth quarter was followed a Tate Yardley touchdown pass to give Jim Ned (9-1) a 21-10 lead and the Indians held on from there to escape with the win.
Wishert rushed for 177 yards and two scores in the victory, while Yardley passed for 116 yards a the one TD to Austin Martin. Zach Henderson led the Indians in receiving with three catches for 48 yards.
LAST WEEK: 26-4, .866
SEASON TOTAL: 377-81, .823
Week 12 of the football season is here. And you know what that means.
The horses are at the starting gate with a finish line set up in Arlington for the state championship games.
More than 97 percent of the teams won’t make it. And by the time Thanksgiving arrives, 75 percent of them will already be finished. Such is the magnitude of our postseason.
In the meantime, hundreds of teams from Class 1A through 4A have their dreams of reaching Jerry World still intact. Classes 5A and 6A will start their postseason journeys in mid December, after having their seasons delayed by COVID-19.
That said, it’s time to choose which of our Big Country entries have the best shot of conquering their regions. Who are the favorites? Who are the dark horses? An perhaps most importantly, where are the elephants in the room — the teams from outside of our area with the most potential to spoil the Big Country’s chances?
Let’s get started, shall we?
After highlighting the top guards and forwards on the Big Country girls basketball scene the past two nights, it’s time to shift our attention to the block.
For the final installment in our three-part position rankings series, we list our top-10 post players for the 2020-21 season.
We hope you’ve enjoyed reading through these rankings, and make sure to come back next week when we’ll feature the top boys basketball players in the Big Country.
Here are the updated Big Country football playoff pairings, results:
Abernathy 20, Coahoma 14 — Abernathy used a balanced attack of 359 yards in total offense to hand Coahoma a loss in the regular season finale for both clubs.
With the score knotted at 14 in the fourth quarter, Jess Hoel scored on a 5-yard quarterback keeper at the 7:26 mark to lift AHS to the win.
COAHOMA — The Coahoma football team clinched a playoff berth on Friday night but not in the way the team wanted to.
Three turnovers cost the Bulldogs in a 26-20 District 4-3A Division II loss to Lubbock Roosevelt on Senior Night at Bulldog Stadium.
However, Coahoma was still able to clinch a playoff berth as Stanton lost to Abernathy to ensure that the Buffaloes would not be able to catch up to the Bulldogs in the district standings.
Abernathy 34, Stanton 18 — The Antelopes (6-3, 3-1) used a solid defensive effort and a big second half to stay in the running for a high playoff seed.
Leading 14-12 at the break, the Abernathy took control of the game with a pair of unanswered third-quarter TD pass by Jess Hoel — a 21-yarder to Anthony White and a 32-yarder to Luke Houston.
Coahoma 60, Reagan County 0 — Brysen Kerby rushed for 182 yards and four scores and Colt Redden threw for 203 yards and three touchdowns in one of Coahoma’s biggest offensive nights of the season.
The Bulldogs closed with 519 yards, striking a balance with 264 yards rushing and 255 passing.
Coahoma 20, Stanton 16 — Brysen Kerby rushed for 273 yards and three scores to help Coahoma slip past Stanton in district play.
With the score knotted at 14, Kerby scored what proved to be the game-winner at the 4:32 mark of the third quarter on a 2-yard run.