Today the #1 ranked 6-man football team in the nation Borden County Coyotes will defend their state championship title in a rematch against the Jonesboro Eagles, who are ranked #6 in the nation.
Borden County Head Football Coach Trey Richey told KBest News that every playoff game this season has been a rematch so it’s only fitting that the Coyotes should be meeting up with Jonesboro today.
“It’s always kind of nerve-wracking when you play somebody for a second time when you eliminated them the year before because it gives them a little added fuel to wanna get back at ya a little bit,” says Richey. “It’s something that gives them a little boost because it’s something that they’ve had circled on their calendar for the last 365 days.”
Keys for the Coyotes success today will lie in their defense, which has been their strength all season, by creating turnovers and controlling the clock. Offensively, Coach Richey says that the Coyotes will have take care of the ball and block well.
Coach Richey stated that the team has been doing their best to look at this game at AT&T Stadium as a business trip, but it’s difficult to not treat this event differently.
“Anytime you play at AT&T Stadium, Cowboys Stadium, it’s hard not to treat it a little differently mindset-wise because it’s a dream. You dream as a kid that you can play in something like this,” said Richey. “I know when I was a kid, all I wanted to do was to be a Dallas Cowboy, and to just have the opportunity to coach a game here is a dream come true and an exciting time. Hopefully we can let this get passed us and focus on the game at hand.”
The battle for the 2017 State Championship title will begin at 11 AM today and you can listen to the KBest Crew of Mark Richardson, Josh Caudill, and Julia Castilaw broadcast LIVE from AT&T Stadium on KBest 95.7 FM.
** FINAL SCORE **
Coyotes WIN 60-22 over Jonesboro Eagles!!
The varsity Bulldogs were able to climb out of a 12-point hole to walk away with a win 61-53 against a tough and aggressive Sterling City Eagles team Monday night at the Coahoma ISD competition gym.
Brice Martin, 5 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound, 1 steal, 1 three-pointer
Adam Clark, 6 points, 7 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 steal
Braxton Chandler, 6 points, 1 assist, 5 rebounds, 2 steals
Joe Manning, 2 points, 2 rebounds, 2 steals
Mason Moore, 22 points, 3 assists, 5 rebounds, 3 steals, 4 three-pointers
Gage Hill, 8 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds, 1 steals
Bryson Cline, 4 points, 2 steals
Gage Clark, 8 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds, 2 steals
Bracy Bacon, 1 assist, 1 rebound
JV Boys -
It was an exciting end to a well fought game between the Coahoma JV boys and the Sterling City Eagles. In the last second of the game, a Sterling City player passed the ball inbound to a fellow teammate who then sent a Hail Mary shot to the post. It missed leaving the Bulldogs the victors 36-34.
Varsity Bulldogettes -
The Coahoma Bulldogettes won against the Sterling City Lady Eagles 60-45 in girls varsity basketball action held Monday night in the Coahoma ISD competition gym.
The Lady Eagles struck first and continued to hold the lead until the Bulldogettes wrestled it away ending the first quarter 16-10 in favor of Coahoma. After that, Coahoma kept control of the scoreboard for the rest of the game.
No basketball games for Coahoma are scheduled until after Christmas.
(Story and photos courtesy of Coahoma Media.)
The 8th grade "A" boys team faced off against the Sweetwater Mustangs Monday night here in Big Spring. The Steers started strong and took an early lead. The Steers would hold on to that lead throughout the entire game. With a fast paced offensive attack, the Steers managed to put 46 points on the board with Gavin Greathouse leading the charge with 15 points. Other key offensive players were Chris Martinez with 10 points and Javarious Ford with 8 points. The Steer defense proved to be successful once again, only allowing the Mustangs to score 35 points. Defensive standouts were Sa’Quan Fizer, Kaegen Mitchell, and Fredrick Rubio. We are proud to announce that the Big Spring Junior High boys swept the Sweetwater Mustangs in 4 games, making that 2 sweeps in a row.
The Steers will be traveling to Brownwood to face off against the Lions on Monday, December 18, 2017.
The 7B boys basketball team took on the Sweetwater Mustangs Monday night. The Steers started off slow and fought through adversity never giving up and pushed the game into overtime, after being down 12-1 at one point in the first half. At the end of regulation, it was tied 22-22. Keeping calm and playing strong defense, the young Steers won 29-26. Leading the Steers was Kelby Olivarez with 14 points, 13 steals, and 11 rebounds. Getting this years first triple double for the 7th grade B squad. Also adding to the victory were Ismael Castillo with 9 points, 10 steals, and 4 rebounds. Joshua Gonzales with 3 points, 12 rebounds, and 3 block shots. David Rios with 3 points, 9 steals, and 5 rebounds.
Also helping out defensively and offensively were Adrian Solis, Angel Hernandez, Johnny Marquez, and Issac Gonzales. The B team and the rest of the Steers will Travel to Brownwood next Monday with the tip off set for 4.
Big Spring Jr. High Boys and Girls Basketball Teams Travel to Sweetwater to take on the Mustangs
The 7th grade "B" Team Lady Steers took a win over the Sweetwater Mustangs last night in Sweetwater. Jalen Sykes led in points with 6, Makiah Gibson and Mia Bustamante were close behind with 4 each. Genna Bedinger and Kiersten Furuya hustled to get the ball on defense while Kailie Fierro and Emily Matthews helped defend the lane. Maria Villalobos and McKayley Burciaga were fierce on both sides of the ball as well. As you can tell, it was a total team effort. Way to go Lady Steers!
The 7th grade "A" team won against Sweetwater 33-17. Their stamina was incredible. Offensive players of the game were Daniah Wrighter, Elaina Arredondo and Kourtney Moore. Defensive players of the game were Gisselle Holguin, Kaydence Canales and Monica Gutierrez.
The 8th grade B team Lady Steers put up a fight but fell short to Sweetwater. The leading scorer was Kylee Lynch. Good defense was played by GG Gonzales, Kayleigh Muniz and Angelica Calderon. Mallory Paul and GG Gonzales were the lead hustlers in the game.
The 8th grade team dominated Sweetwater 39-2 Monday night. The Lady Steers were led by Alex Enriquez with 13 points, followed by Tristen Smith with 11. Mya Blanco and Kalyn Whitehead were solid on defense. Savanna Zarraga and Brinly Watkins hustled for the Lady Steers.
Big Spring Jr. High girls will host a basketball tournament this weekend with games at Big Spring Jr. High on Thursday, Dec. 14 and Saturday, Dec. 16. The teams coming to the tournament are Sands, Colorado City, Coahoma, Forsan, Klondike and Andrews.
According to 8th Grade Social Studies teacher and Basketball Coach Sawyer J. Roberts, the 8th grade “B” team had a good game last night versus Sweetwater.
A great game defensively was turned in by Jesse Hernandez and Matthew Chavarria locking down the paint and making it hard for the Sweetwater attack to muster any offense.
"Offensively we were led by Roman Perez who turned in his 4th plus-10 point effort in five games with 13 points and Darin Sosan added 8 as well," stated Coach Roberts.
Standouts on offense were, Perez, Sosan, and Chavarria, the latter which facilitated the offense from his post position with good court vision and good passes.
Defensively they were led by great post play from Hernandez and Chavarria, and Adrien Juarez locking down whoever he was on and frustrating the Sweetwater attack.
The “B” team has ran their record to 4-1 on the year and will be traveling to Brownwood next week for their last basketball game before Christmas break.
Thanks to Coach Sawyer Roberts and Rosi Slate, BSISD Athletic Secretary at the ATC, for submitting the information!
Borden County is headed back to the Texas UIL 6-man State Championship! Today was a matchup of the #1 and #2 teams in the country. With a decisive victory of 70-38 over Happy, Borden County will play Jonesboro on December 20th at 11:00am in AT&T Stadium in Arlington. They are the defending State Champions. KBEST Media will be there to broadcast the game live! Go Coyotes!
The Borden County Coyotes pulled off the State quarterfinal victory over the Garden City Bearkats 74-24 in the last 50 seconds of the game!
The next game for the Coyotes will be on Saturday, December 9th at 4 PM, during the Class 1A D1 State Semifinals, which will be played against Happy at Levelland and Borden County will be the home team. If Borden County wins this game, they’ll continue on to play for the State Championship.
Congratulations to the SWCID Rattlers on meeting their goal of 60 points in their last game of the season against the Western Oklahoma State College Pioneers! Final score was 100-64 in favor of Western Oklahoma.
The Rattlers hustled throughout the whole game to meet their goal of 60 points. A few staff members had agreed to have their hair painted green if the students had reached their goal, and, afterwards, they followed through.
According to Nancy Bonura, Dean of Student Services, Co-Executive Dean, and ADA Officer, this was meant to be a motivating factor for the Rattlers and it paid off.
The last time that the Rattlers played Western Oklahoma, the score was 117-45 in favor of the Pioneers.
In the video staff members get their hair painted green while SWCID Rattlers are gathered around.
SWCID Staff members included: Nancy Bonura, Dean of Student Services, Co-Executive Dean, and ADA Officer; John Green, Director of Outreach; and Roderica Johnson, Athletic Director and Women's Basketball / Volleyball Coach.
Scratch another mark in the win column for Coahoma’s 8th Grade boys A team. The Bulldogs defeated Stanton 27-19, while the 8th grade B team lost to the Buffaloes in junior high basketball action Monday night.
The first points on the board came from Kobe Cervantes, No. 50, by dropping the ball in for 2 to give the Bulldogs the lead early in the game. Stanton answered by tying the game at 2,2 with 3:11 on the game clock. The Buffs comeback was short lived as Bryson Kerby, No. 5, stepped up to the free throw line to give the ‘Dogs a 2-point lead with 1:50 left in the period.
Stanton tied the game once more at the free throw line but with 19.5 seconds left, Ashton Kimball, No. 55, sank one in after being fouled. At the end of the first period of play, the score was 5,4 in favor of the ‘Dogs.
As the second period of play began, Cervantes added 2 more for Coahoma as the game clock read 5:06. The young Bulldog found a lot of luck at the basket Monday night contributing 8 points to the overall score.
Logan Saverance, No. 25, and Kerby, No. 5, were successful at the free throw line helping the ‘Dogs to end the first half 13,7. During the second half, Saverance, Cervantes, Kimball, and Ky Kemper, No. 2, helped to shore up the game. Kerby, No. 5, was the last Bulldog to add points in the fourth dropping two in from the free throw line to end the game 27,19.
Earlier in the evening, the 8th grade boys B team faced a tough foe in the Stanton Buffaloes. J.B. Mashburn, No. 3, was the first to put up points on the scoreboard for the Bulldogs after Stanton dropped in 8 points during the first period of play. By the second period, the Bulldogs had toughened their defense but so had the Buffaloes. Mashburn, No. 3, added another point for the Bulldogs at the free throw line during the first half but that would be all for the night. ‘Dogs lost 3,29.
Photos and story provided by Lyndel Moody with Coahoma Media.
Yesterday the Big Spring Steers hosted basketball games at Steer Gym against the Levelland Boys teams and Crane Girls teams.
The Lady Steers Varsity team won their game over Crane with a final score of 69-6, and the Steers Varsity team lost to Levelland, final score 73-52.
Photos are courtesy of Claxton Photography.
Coahoma Bulldogs traveled to Big Lake yesterday to play the Reagan County Owls.
By the end of the first half, Reagan County was in the lead with a score of 27-16. The Bulldogs hustled in the 3rd quarter and were able to close the gap, beginning the 4th quarter only 5 points behind the Owls with a score of 31-36.
Unfortunately, the Owls kicked out another 26 points points during the 4th quarter and the Bulldogs could not keep up, resulting in the final score of Coahoma 37 - Reagan County 62.
Top scorer of the game was Mason Moore with 18 points, 2 assists, and 10 rebounds.
On December 2nd the Howard College basketball teams played in Snyder against the Western Texas College basketball teams. Final scores are as follows: Women lost 62-51, and Men lost 90-81.
Congratulations to the Forsan Buffaloes on th6eir victory over Coahoma on December 1st at Howard College, final score 69 - 47!
According to the information provided by Coahoma Assistant Coach Isaac Rodriguez, both teams were about evenly matched in the first quarter of the game with the score being Coahoma 12, Forsan 15.
In the second quarter, Forsan scored 26 more points and Coahoma scored only 8 which resulted in Forsan taking a major lead by the end of the first half.
During the third and fourth quarters, Coahoma and Forsan scored about the same, but Coahoma was not able to catch up with Forsan.
Forsan's top scorer of the game was Kobe Richardson with 23 points. Coahoma's top scorer for the game was Mason Moore with 18 points, 3 assists, 4 rebounds, and 1 steal.
Next game for the Coahoma Varsity Boys team will be on Tuesday, December 5th at 8 PM in Big Lake against Reagan County. Forsan's next game for their Varsity Boys team will be a home game against Ira, also on Tuesday, December 5th at 7:30 PM.
Tonight, the Garden City Bearkats will square off against the Borden County Coyotes in Forsan for the 3rd round of the 1A High School 6-Man Football Playoffs.
The Borden County Coyotes fought their way to win the State Championship last year and they’ve been undefeated this season, even sending home all of their competitors by half-time due to the 45-point mercy rule.
Head Football Coach Trey Richie says that his team is really good about paying attention to details during film and on the field. He accredits the team’s success to the momentum that occurs when the defense creates turnovers and to be able to benefit from the mistakes of their competitors.
Even though the Coyotes have had a massive amount of success this season, Coach Richie doesn’t appear to be taking this next game lightly.
“Let’s be honest, you’re only as good as the last game that you played and, so, none of that matters come Friday,” says Coach Richie.
The Garden City Bearkats currently have a season record of 12 wins and only 2 losses. Last season, the Bearkats had their road to the State Championship run short in the 3rd round of the playoffs where they lost 66-48 to Borden County. Garden City’s Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Jeff Jones says that he’s excited to still be in the playoffs and they are looking forward to meeting up with Borden County again.
Last week the Bearkats had a close game against Rankin which ended in a final score of 54-40. According to Coach Jones, one of the lessons that Garden City took from that game is that they need to do a better job of tackling.
“We really have to be able to tackle in an open field, and get the running backs down,” says Jones.
Friday’s game will begin at 7:30 PM and you can listen to the game LIVE from Forsan on our KBest radio stations. Listen to 94.3 FM The Fuse to hear the Garden City broadcast, or listen to KBest 95.7 FM to hear the Borden County broadcast.