Tag: De Leon Bearcats

De Leon’s Yeager out to end stellar high school career on right note

When it comes to pure production, few quarterbacks in Texas high school football history can match Kevin Yeager’s achievements.

The De Leon standout has been torching defenses from his quarterback spot for four years now, and he’s piled up stats in the process that have him in or approaching the top 10 on career leaderboards for a number of passing categories.

But it’s not climbing those lists that fuel Yeager’s drive to extend his senior season. Instead, it’s something far more personal.

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Big Country Preps Player of the Week: Hamlin’s Sepeda snags the accolade

Big Country Preps Player of the Week isn’t strictly about numbers. 

Sometimes, drama can be the deciding factor. And in that regard, Hamlin’s Jackson Sepeda takes home this week’s Oscar after helping Hamlin to an incredible 21-18 win over heavily favored Wellington — one of the biggest upsets the Big Country has seen in the last decade. 

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Yeager, De Leon rout Riesel to earn rematch with San Saba

WHITNEY — Senior quarterback Kevin Yeager passed for three touchdowns and ran for three more to lead De Leon to a 44-21 win over Riesel on Friday and earn a rematch with district mate San Saba in the Region II-2A Division I championship game.

Riesel, which lost starting quarterback Steven Searcy in the early in the second quarter, trailed 13-0 at that point and never got closer than two scores after Yeager’s second of three TD passes made it 27-13 at halftime.

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De Leon football a family affair for Yeager boys

With David Yeager serving as the head coach and his youngest son, Kevin, as a four-year starter at quarterback, football has long been a family affair in De Leon. But that will be taken to a whole new level this fall.

In addition to those two Yeagers, who Bearcat fans and followers are no doubt familiar with, David’s oldest son, Kody, also will be playing a prominent role in De Leon’s football success as the school’s new offensive coordinator.

With David overseeing the operation, Kody calling the offensive plays and working directly with the quarterbacks, and Kevin putting the teaching he gets from both into practice, the Yeager boys will be working side by side to lift the De Leon Bearcats to new heights in 2018. And with Kevin’s looming graduation placing an expiration date on the experience, the three plan to extend it as long as possible.

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No. 4 De Leon Bearcats eager to live up to hype in 2018

Coming off a 12-1 season and ranked fourth in Class 2A Division I by Texas Football magazine, the De Leon Bearcats have every reason to be excited about the 2018 campaign.

Coach David Yeager’s team brings back a strong nucleus of 14 lettermen, including one of the top small-school quarterbacks in the state in Yeager’s son, Kevin. And realignment moved the only team that beat the Bearcats last season — the eventual state champion Mart Panthers — out of their bracket and into 2A DII.

While those facts and others have many around the state viewing De Leon as a legitimate state championship contender, Coach Yeager wants his team focused on more immediate goals. And that starts with putting the preseason hype in the proper perspective.

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