Category: Snyder Tigers

GAME STORY: Cisco girls open Pug Parris Classic with win over Cooper

Kyla Speights gave the Cooper girls basketball team a 3-0 lead early against Cisco as both teams began the Pug Parris Classic at Cougar Gym on Thursday night, but the Lady Loboes rebounded quickly on their way to a 52-34 win.

Braley Brunson and Brooklyn Hurtado led Cisco with 16 and 11 points, respectively, while Speights’ 14 points led the Lady Cougars.

Having scrimmaged each other already, both coaches knew what they would get from the other squad.

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GAME STORY: Resilient Snyder Tigers see tough season end with hard-fought loss to Ferris

CISCO — An embattled Snyder football team saw a difficult season come to an end Friday, but not without the same type of fight it has shown all year through adversity after adversity.

The Tigers, who have had more than 10 season-ending injuries this year, found themselves on top of a favored Ferris squad in the fourth quarter of their Region I-4A Division II bi-district matchup at Chesley Field. But ultimately, it wasn’t meant to be as the Yellowjackets scored a pair of touchdowns in the final period to rally for a 31-21 win.

The loss ended Snyder’s campaign at 4-7, but after the game, fourth-year Snyder coach Wes Wood had nothing but positive things to say about his team and the way it competed.

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Big Country Preps Boys Basketball Position Rankings: Posts

After highlighting the Big Country’s top guards and forwards the past two nights, we now take a look at the area’s best big men.

For the final installment in our three-part boys basketball position rankings series, we rank the Big Country’s top 10 post players.

We hope you’ve enjoyed reading through our rankings, and make sure to check back for all our boys and girls basketball coverage this season.

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Big Country Preps Boys Basketball Position Rankings: Guards

With boys basketball season beginning this week, it’s time to shine a spotlight on some of the players you’ll be reading about throughout the 2022-23 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 winter.

We hope you enjoy reading through our list.

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BIG COUNTRY PREPS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Wylie safety Wright takes top honors with three fourth-quarter picks

If it’s true that big-time players make big-time plays in big moments, few had a stronger claim to that “big-time” title this past week than Wylie sophomore Hayden Wright.

The Bulldogs free safety not only came through with three interceptions in his team’s 20-10 District 2-5A Division I title-clinching win over crosstown rival Cooper, he recorded all three picks in the fourth quarter as Wylie was trying to hold off a late Cougar rally.

For that effort, which saw him snatch his fourth, fifth and sixth interceptions of the season, the young playmaker has been named the Big Country Preps Player of the Week for the week ending Nov. 5.

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DISTRICT 3-4A DIV. II WEEK 11 REPORT: Snyder shuts out rival Sweetwater to lock up playoff spot

Snyder 28, Sweetwater 0 — The Tigers outgained the Mustangs 312-177 and and forced four turnovers to lock up a playoff spot with a four-touchdown win over the Mustangs.

Snyder (4-6, 2-2), which got three rushing scores from Esteban Cabrera (15-85 rushing), raced out to a 21-0 lead by halftime and completed the shutout in the second half, finishing with three sacks and four interceptions in the process.

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Big Country Preps Girls Basketball Position Rankings: Posts

After focusing on the top guards and forwards the Big Country has to offer the past two nights, it’s time to shift our attention to the paint.

For the final installment in our three-part position rankings series, we list our top-10 post players for the 2022-23 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.

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Big Country Preps Girls Basketball Position Rankings: Forwards

After kicking off our girls basketball position rankings series with the guards on Tuesday, we now turn our attention to the forwards.

For the second installment in our three-part series, we rank the area’s top 10 players at that position with some others to watch for in 2022-23.

We hope you enjoy our list.

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Big Country Preps Girls Basketball Position Rankings: Guards

With the girls basketball season upon us, it’s time to take a look at the local and area players who will be making the biggest impact for their teams during the 2022-23 season.

For the first installment in a three-part series that will cover all positions, we’ll be focusing on the Big Country’s top guards, ranking our top 10 with a list of others to watch this season.

As with any such list, these rankings are subjective. We hope you enjoy reading through our selections.

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DISTRICT 3-4A DIV. II WEEK 10 REPORT: Hirschi runs away from Sweetwater; Graham tops Greenwood

Wichita Falls Hirschi 53, Sweetwater 7 — The Huskies took care of business against the Mustangs, using a big second half to pull away for a blowout win.

Leading 21-7 at halftime, Hirschi (6-2, 2-1) outscored Sweetwater 32-0 over the final two periods to drop the Mustangs to 1-8 overall and 0-3 in league play.

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DISTRICT 3-4A DIV. II WEEK 9 REPORT: Snyder can’t keep up with Hirschi; Sweetwater routed by Graham

Wichita Falls Hirschi 56, Snyder 14 — The injury-plagued Tigers were little match for the shorthanded Huskies, surrendering 244 yards rushing in a lopsided loss.

Behind a strong performance from running back Ken’Dron Worthy, who had 131 yards and two touchdowns on just 11 carries, Hirschi (5-2, 1-1) built a 35-7 halftime lead that it extended to 49-7 by the start of the fourth quarter. Javian Frazier also had a big night for the Huskies, rushing for 71 yards and three scores on seven attempts as HHS played without suspended stars A’Marion Peterson and Jamarion Carroll.

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BIG COUNTRY PREPS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Snyder’s Stewart takes the award after big win over Graham

Snyder quarterback Easton Stewart barely makes a dent when he steps on the scale, standing in at 5-foot-8 and only 140 pounds. But the SHS junior was plenty big enough to lead the Tigers to a 35-21 upset over Graham last week at Tiger Stadium. 

Our BCP Player of the Week connected on 27 of 34 pass attempts for 282 yards and five scores and rushed for an additional 30 to lead the Tigers (3-5, 1-1) to a crucial victory. 

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DISTRICT 3-4A DIV. II WEEK 8 REPORT: Snyder picks up big win over Graham; Greenwood too much for Sweetwater

Snyder 35, Graham 21 — Easton Stewart passed for 289 yards and five touchdowns to fuel the Tigers to a two-touchdown win over a short-handed Steers squad.

Playing a Graham team that was without several key players due to suspensions resulting from last week’s brawl with Wichita Falls Hirschi, Snyder (3-5, 1-1) raced out to a 21-7 halftime lead and never let the Steers (4-4, 0-2) wrestle control away in the second half.

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DISTRICT 3-4A DIV. II WEEK 7 REPORT: Greenwood pulls away from Snyder in league-opening win

Midland Greenwood 35, Snyder 13 — The Rangers outgained the Tigers 455-276 in a comfortable win over the Tigers, outscoring SHS 13-0 in the second to put the game away.

Greenwood got a big game from quarterback Dylan Dominguez, who passed for 120 yards and one touchdown on just 3-of-4 passing, while rushing for 65 yards and three more scores. Running back Aaron Fikes (21-177, 1 TD rushing) and receiver Rance Purser (2-111, 1 TD receiving) also had strong performances as the Rangers (4-3 overall) improved to 1-0 in league play.

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DISTRICT 3-4A DIV. II WEEK 6 REPORT: Sweetwater falls to Estacado; Snyder can’t keep pace with Holliday

Lubbock Estacado 24, Sweetwater 7 — The Matadors stymied the Mustang offense, limiting SHS to a single touchdown in a three-score victory.

Sweetwater (1-5) opened the scoring with a 12-yard touchdown run by Uriah Martinez, but Estacado responded with a seven-yard touchdown drive and a defensive score to take a 14-7 lead at half. The Matadors then outscored the Mustangs 10-0 in the second half, getting a touchdown run and a field goal to put the finishing touches on the win.

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DISTRICT 3-4A DIV. II WEEK 5 REPORT: Sweetwater, Snyder drop tough games

Clyde 29, Sweetwater 28 (OT) — The Mustangs fell just short in overtime, surrendering a game-ending two-point conversion to drop a heartbreaker to the Bulldogs.

Sweetwater (1-4) led 15-14 at halftime and held a 21-14 lead in the fourth quarter, but Clyde rallied to tie the game by the end of regulation and answered a Mustangs touchdown in overtime with a TD and two-point conversion to claim the win.

Blake Carr led the effort for CHS, passing for 253 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for a team-high 61 yards and another score. Sweetwater, which rushed for 237 of its 310 yards, was paced by Jadyn Forbes (3-6-0—21, 1 TD passing; 11-99 rushing; 1-17 receiving) and Jamarian Amos (20-88, 1 TD rushing; 2-16, 1 TD receiving). 

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