BEST OF BIG COUNTRY PREPS WEDNESDAY NIGHT PODCAST: Wall baseball coach Jason Schniers joins the show
Original air date: April 12, 2023
BIG COUNTRY PREPS WEDNESDAY NIGHT PODCAST: Hermleigh softball coach Sammy Winters joins the show.
BEST OF BCP WEDNESDAY NIGHT PODCAST: Former Hermleigh coach Duane Hopper talks about taking Wylie job (originally aired 5-11-22)
BCP WEDNESDAY NIGHT PODCAST: Stephenville’s Justin Swenson visits; Cisco/McCamey incident examined.
BEST OF BCP WEDNESDAY NIGHT PODCAST: DCTF’s Matt Stepp joins the show.
Original air date: April 14, 2021
BEST OF BCP WEDNESDAY NIGHT PODCAST: DCTF’s Matt Stepp joins the show.
Original air date: Dec. 8, 2021
Due to illness (Evan’s got a bad cold), we were unable to publish a new podcast this week. We therefore present The Best of the BCP Wednesday Night podcast, with this episode, released on March 16 of last year.
With Evan and Dan taking a brief holiday break from the Podcast, Big Country Preps will be rereleasing three of its more interesting shows from tonight through Wednesday. The BCP Wednesday Night Podcast will return with a new show on Jan. 12.
TONIGHT: Area sports official Rob Durham joins the show. ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: 10-26-22.
STAMFORD — A week after rushing for more than 300 yards and five scores in a win over Olney, Cisco quarterback Hunter Long demonstrated another part of his game on Friday in a 47-14 win over Stamford: an accurate deep passing game.
Long was 9 of 13 for 243 yards and three scores to lead Cisco (7-1, 4-0 District 4-2A DI), which is now in a firm position to challenge Hawley for the league title. Long connected with passes of 77, 52 and 40 yards along the way and rushed for 145 yards and three scores to help the Loboes to their fifth straight win.
Limited to 201 yards in total offense, Stamford (6-1, 2-1) suffered its first loss of the year. Hayden Henager led the Bulldogs with 71 yards rushing on 14 carries.
“We put ourselves in some third-and-long situations when we had to throw the ball,” said Cisco coach Kevin Stennett, whose club finished with 540 total yards (297 rushing). “We finally proved that we’ve got some receivers who will go up and get it and we got it to several different receivers.
“We wanted to show that we can throw the ball and mix it up and I’ve very pleased about how balanced we were.”
BIG COUNTRY PREPS WEDNESDAY NIGHT PODCAST: Coahoma’s Chris Joslin visits with Evan and Dan
BIG COUNTRY PREPS WEDNESDAY NIGHT PODCAST: De Leon coach Jacob Marwitz joins the show.
Hawley 55, Anson 0 — The Bearcats improved to 5-0 behind 185 yards passing and three TDs by Rodey Hooper.
The Bearcats rushed for 148 yards as a team, with Austin Cumpton charting 140 of it along with two scores.
Coahoma 21, Merkel 0 — Coahoma (4-1) extended its winning streak to four games behind 259 yards passing and three TDs from Boyd Cox.
Austin Perkins was his favorite target, charting five catches for 121 yards and two scores.
Coahoma limited Merkel to 260 yards in total offense while forcing three turnovers.
Brady 47, Christoval 27 — Hayden Baronet rushed for 170 yards and five scores and threw for 221 yards and two more TDs to lift Brady (2-3) to its second straight win.
Leading 14-13 at the break, the Bulldogs blew the game open with a 21-0 third quarter that included Baronet TD passes to Mason Harris and Keegan Farris. He also scored on a 36-yard run to give Brady a 35-13 lead heading into the fourth quarter.
Clyde 29, Sweetwater 28 — Blake Carr threw for 253 yards and three scores as the Bulldogs (4-1) outlasted Sweetwater in a shootout.
It was Clyde’s fourth straight win following a season-opening loss at Cisco.
Dallas Parish Episcopal 24, China Spring 16 — The Cougars (4-1) were held to only 302 yards in total offense while suffering their first loss of the year.
Sawyer Anderson threw for 128 yards and one score, Cedric Mays rushed for 96 yards and one TD and Derek Eusebio caught six passes for 88 yards and a score to lift Episcopal (4-1).
CAPITAL FARM CREDIT WEDNESDAY NIGHT PODCAST: Evan & Dan talk about the area’s top teams & biggest surprises, including Hawley, Albany, Cisco, Wylie, Stephenville, Brock, Clyde, Coahoma, Forsan, Coleman, De Leon, Hamlin and Stamford, Big Spring.
With Brady going into Friday’s game at Dublin without a win, our Capital Farm Credit/BCP Player of the Week played a huge role in ending the drought for the Bulldogs.
Hitting 15 of 23 passes for 321 yards and one touchdown was just the beginning for quarterback Hayden Baronet, who led BHS (1-3) to a 62-42 win. Baronet also rushed for 127 yards on 23 carries and five additional TDs, giving him 448 yards in total offense and direct hand in six scores.
De Leon 52, Hico 7 — The Bearcats ran away from the Tigers for their second consecutive win, racing out to a 38-0 halftime lead to end the competitive phase of the game early.
De Leon (3-1) got strong performances from quarterback Heston Jobe (9-11-0—220, 3 TDs passing; 8-108, 2 TDs rushing) and running back Kallen Mcilvain (16-186, 2 TDs rushing), while Jake Cooper (3-79, 1 TD) and Andrew Coan (2-86, 2 TDs) had big days receiving the ball.
Roscoe 58, Sterling City 18 — Jax Watts threw for 217 yards and four scores and rushed for 17 yards and an additional touchdown to help Roscoe to an easy win over Sterling City.
Playing their first game in three weeks due to a cancellation, the Plowboys built a 24-6 halftime lead before blowing the game open with a 20-6 third quarter.
Hawley 26, Albany 14 — In a battle of area powers, No. 2 Class 2A DI Hawley outlasted No. 1 Class 2A DII Albany behind 143 yards and three scores from Austin Cumpton.
The Bearcats built a 26-0 lead, capped by a 12-yard TD run by Cumpton with 8:44 left in the third.
Coahoma 35, Colorado City 7 — The Bulldogs (3-1) won their third straight game since a season-opening loss to Forsan.
Boyd Cox threw for 234 yards, spread among six different receivers.
Coahoma charted 158 team rushing yards among six different ball carriers, with Jaidyn Vineyard topping that list with 79 yards and two scores.
Early 26, Troy 0 — The Longhorns leveled their record at 2-2 with their top all-around performance to date.
Jaxyn Price threw for 159 yards and two scores and Kaleb Ozona rushed for 31 yards and another score to lift Early, which limited Troy to 104 total yards while forcing two turnovers.
Jim Ned 22, Rockdale 21 — Brayden Shipman rushed for 84 yards and two scores and Troy Doran threw for 83 yards and another touchdown as Jim Ned (1-3) chalked up its first win of the year.
The Indians trailed 14-7 at the break and 21-14 at the end of three quarters. But a 24-yard TD pass from Doran to Breydon Walker in the fourth quarter, followed by a two-point conversion run by Doran, proved to be the difference.
China Spring 51, Connally 21 — Cash McCollumn threw for 177 yards and a score and Kyle Barton rushed for 91 yards and three more TDs as the Cougars remained unbeaten.
China Spring quickly gained control, racing out to a 27-7 halftime lead and was never threatened after that.
The Cougars (4-0) outgained Connally 370-239, including 193 yards rushing.
BROWNWOOD — With an unbeaten but shorthanded Glen Rose team coming to Gordon Wood Stadium on Friday, the Brownwood Lions were well prepared for the normally explosive Tigers.
With standout Glen Rose quarterback Hudson White out with an injury, the Lions held the Tigers to a season-low 275 yards in total offense in a 17-3 win.
Ike Hall threw for 94 yards, rushed for 53 and accounted for two scores to lead Brownwood (3-1), which notched its third straight win since a season-opening loss to Wylie.
Cross Plains 33, Hico 7 — Cross Plains limited Hico to only 141 yards in total offense, including 96 yards rushing on 41 carries to earn a win on the road.
Kade Purvis was 13 of 24 for 146 yards and three scores as Cross Plains improved to 3-0.
Olney 34, Haskell 7 — OHS’ flexbone offense amassed 422 total yards, including 393 on the ground in a dominating win at Haskell.
Gatlin Guy rushed for 152 yards and two scores and Jovani Rockmore rushed for 97 yards and three TDs to lead Olney, which improved to 3-with the win.
Albany 27, Seymour 13 — Adam Hill rushed for 163 yards and two scores and London Fuentes rushes for 55 yards and another score to lead Albany (3-0) to a win on the road.
Seymour (2-1) got 153 yards passing from Brayden Loyd and 102 from Keegan Gilbreath. Both quarterbacks threw a touchdown pass.
Stamford 32, Ballinger 14 — Christian Duran threw for 156 yards and two scores and Hayden Henager rushed for 110 yards and one score to keep Stamford (3-0) unbeaten.
The Bulldogs built a 24-0 lead by the break and expanded it to 32-0 in the third on a 31-yard scoop and score by Cle Whitfield.
Wall 3, Jim Ned 0 — Pierce Jameson booted a 32-yard field goal with 8:12 to play to break a scoreless tie and lift the Hawks to a tough win over area rival Jim Ned.
Wall (2-1) earned the win with only 209 yards in total offense, by limiting Jim Ned to only 111.
Clyde 41, Merkel 21 — Blake Carr threw for 311 yards and four scores to lead Clyde (2-1) to a non-district win over Merkel at home.
Carr, who hit four different receivers with TD passes, also rushed six times for 106 yards and an additional touchdown.
Stephenville 52, Decatur 34 — The Yellow Jackets jumped out to a 35-7 halftime lead before coasting to the finish line.
SHS piled up 592 yards in total offense, including 303 through the air to improve to 3-0.
Trailing 42-7 in the third quarter, Decatur finished strong, outscoring Stephenville 27-10 down the stretch.
Breckenridge 35, Childress 8 — The Buckaroos improved to 2-0 with a quality defensive effort, limiting Childress to only 232 yards in total offense on the Bobcats’ homefield.
Breckenridge raced out to a 21-0 halftime lead and was never seriously threatened. The ‘Bucks overcame two turnovers and eight penalties for 117 yards to get the win.
CAPITAL FARM CREDIT WEDNESDAY NIGHT PODCAST: Comanche coach Jake Escobar talks CHS football
Hico 45, Bruceville-Eddy 6 — The Tigers had an easy time with Bruceville-Eddy, answering an early 6-0 deficit with 45 unanswered points.
Hico rushed for a staggering 406 yards to earn the win, while limiting the Eagles to only nine first downs.
Haskell 21, New Home 7 — The Indians used a sterling defensive effort to win its opener, limiting New Home to only 243 yards in total offense, including 54 on the ground.
Haskell also forced three turnovers, which helped offset the 11 costly penalties the Indians were flagged for.
Wall 49, Eastland 20 — Wall rushed for 533 yards and gained 674 yards in total in handing Eastland a 29-point loss.
The Hawks, who led 28-6 at halftime, scored the first touchdown of the second half to go up four scores and eliminate any hope of an Eastland comeback.
Wall finished with 429 yards rushing, were led by Garrett Guy with 166 yards and two scores on 17 carries.
Forsan 21, Coahoma 13 — Kevin Kligora rushed for 96 yards and two scores and Huston Stockton added 19 yards rushing and another touchdown to help Forsan to defeat its archrival on Thursday.
Trailing 13-0 after three quarters, the Buffaloes rallied with three unanswered fourth-quarter touchdowns to steal the win at Memorial Stadium in Big Spring.
Albany 19, Lubbock Trinity Christian 15 — The Lions overcame two deficits — 7-0 and 15-13 — to overcome highly regarded Trinity Christian.
Coy Lefevre rushed for 127 yards and one score and Cole Chapman threw for 94 yards and one touchdown to lead Albany, which finished with 364 yards in total offense.