Category: Snyder Tigers

District 1-4A Div. II Week 9 Report: Snyder falls to Greenwood in overtime

Midland Greenwood 17, Snyder 14 (OT) — The Rangers outlasted the Tigers in overtime, rallying from a 14-0 second-quarter deficit to force the extra period, before winning the game on a19-yard field goal by Rance Purser.

Greenwood (5-3, 3-1) got 200 yards and two touchdowns rushing from standout back Trey Cross, who scored late in the second quarter to pull his team within seven at halftime and late in the third quarter to tie the game.

Snyder (2-5, 0-2), meanwhile, got its touchdowns on a 6-yard run by Jorge Martinez and an 11-yard pass from Hunter Stewart to Cayden Hurtado.

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District 1-4A Div. II Week 8 Report: Holsey passes, runs Sweetwater past Pecos

Sweetwater 62, Pecos 39 — Quarterback Leo Holsey had a hand in all nine of the Mustangs’ touchdowns, passing for five and rushing for four to help Sweetwater clinch at least a share of the District 1-4A Div. II title with a win over Pecos. 

SHS (6-1, 3-0) led by just seven at halftime (34-27) but was able to pull away after the break, outscoring the Eagles 15-6 in the third quarter and 13-6 in the fourth. 

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District 1-4A Div. II Week 7 Report: Monahans stuns Snyder in blowout win

Monahans 46, Snyder 7 — The Loboes took control early and never relinquished it in a blowout win over the Tigers.

Leading 14-0 after a quarter and 21-7 at halftime, Monahans (3-4, 2-0) put the game away with a 19-0 run through the third quarter.

Snyder, now 2-4 overall and 0-2 in district, got its only touchdown on a 36-yard pass from Hunter Stewart to Mason Haynes.

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BIG COUNTRY PREPS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Eastland’s Behren Morton takes the top spot

Prior to the game, the numbers pointed to a track meet. But nobody was prepared for the more than 1,600 yards in combined total offense produced in last week’s 91-71 Eastland victory over Panhandle. 

It should come as no surprise that the Big Country Preps Player of the Week participated in this artillery barrage, disguised as a football game. 

Eastland senior Behren Morton earns the top spot, after hitting 22 of 32 throws for 405 yards and five touchdowns. The Texas Tech-bound QB also rushed nine times for 196 yards and three scores and was 12 of 13 on extra points. 

By night’s end, he had a direct hand in eight touchdowns and 60 points. And no, this was not a six-man football game. 

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BCP GAME OF THE WEEK: Sweetwater tops Snyder in district opener

SNYDER — An improving defense and an increasingly dangerous receiver gave Sweetwater the winning edge in Friday’s Big Country Preps Game of the Week. 

Knocking off archrival Snyder 47-28, the Mustangs captured, lost and regained the momentum to win the District 1-4A DII opener for both clubs. 

Darian Carr caught four passes for 174 yards and four touchdowns to lift Sweetwater (4-1, 1-0), which put the game away with a 14-0 fourth quarter. 

Snyder (2-3, 0-1) was led by Jorge Martinez, with 35 yards rushing, 73 yards recieving and two combined touchdowns.  

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District 1-4A Div. II Week 6 Report: Sweetwater, Greenwood open with victories

Midland Greenwood 39, Pecos 10 — Standout running back Trey Cross rushed for 371 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Rangers (3-2, 1-0) to an easy win over the  Eagles in the district opener for both teams.

Aaron Fikes (6-114, 1 TD) also topped the 100-yard rushing mark for Greenwood, which outgained Pecos (2-3, 0-1) by a  547-167 margin and held a 20-3 advantage at halftime.

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BIG COUNTRY PREPS GAME OF THE WEEK: Tigers play host to Mustangs in district opener (w/ Evan Ren’s Big Country Picks)

LAST WEEK: 36-8, .818
SEASON TOTAL: 188-55, .773

With much of the Big Country enjoying an off week to prepare for district play, there were far fewer games to choose from in Week 6.

Nonetheless, the area has produced some quality matchups as always, with a rivalry game between Sweetwater and Snyder topping our list.

Our Big Country Preps Game of the Week will take place at beautiful Tiger Stadium in Snyder, where the Tigers (2-2) will take on the Mustangs (3-1) for the 73rd time since 1925. 

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FEATURE: Lightning-quick Benitez is one of Big Country’s top defenders

Photos courtesy of Kassi Westerman

Abby Benitez owns all the traits needed to excel at libero.

The Snyder junior is described as fearless and determined by her high school coach. She’s unbelievably quick and a 5-foot-1 ball of energy.   

“She doesn’t like to get beat on anything,” Snyder coach Mindi Bredemeyer said. “She’s definitely not a quitter, she doesn’t have it in her to quit at all.”  

It’s no fluke Benitez is one of the Big Country’s top defenders, averaging an area-best 5.8 digs per set. Her presence is needed even more this year after the Lady Tigers were hit hard by graduation.  

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District 1-4A Div. II Week 5 Report: Holsey, Saddler fuel Mustangs to third straight win

Sweetwater 54, Clyde 10 — Leo Holsey passed for 219 yards and four touchdowns and Kemarion Saddler rushed for 129 yards and two scores to lead the Mustangs to their third consecutive win.

SHS (3-1), which outgained the Bulldogs 494-246, built a 28-10 lead by halftime before putting the game away with a 19-0 run through the third quarter.

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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 1-4A Div. II Week 4 Report: Sweetwater upsets Boerne for second straight win

Leo Holsey

Sweetwater 40, Boerne 35 — The Mustangs put up 350 yards of total offense, most of that through the air, and took advantage of two pivotal turnovers to spoil homecoming for the previously unbeaten Greyhounds.

Trailing 21-20 at halftime, Sweetwater (2-1) used a pick-six early in the third quarter to regain the lead and got a pair of Leo Holsey touchdown passes in the fourth quarter to keep Boerne at arm’s length.

Holsey, last week’s Big Country Preps Player of the Week, finished with four touchdown passes to improve his season total to nine.

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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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District 1-4A Div. II Week 3 Report: Snyder routs Lamesa for first win

Snyder 40, Lamesa 8 — After a couple of hard-fought losses to open the season, the Tigers broke into the win column Friday, routing former district mate Lamesa to move to 1-2 on the year.

Snyder led 20-0 by halftime and was never threatened after that, posting its highest scoring total in Wes Wood’s 14 games as head coach.

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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. II Report: Snyder struggles to get going in loss to Levelland

Levelland 26, Snyder 10 — The Tigers struggled to get on track offensively Friday, gaining just 203 total yards in suffering their second straight loss to open the season.

Trailing 18-2 after three quarters, Snyder scored on an 11-yard pass from Cam Smith to Tim Henderson and got the two-point conversion to make it a one-score game (18-10) midway through the final period. But Levelland used a 6-yard touchdown run from Dylan Bordayo with just over a minute remaining to put the game away.

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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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