Last season left much to be desired for Cameron Yoe football, but now the Yoemen are seeing a return to fundamentals after their 2017 wake up call.
"I think they probably have a little bit of a chip on their shoulder that's helping based on last year's year," said head coach Tommy Brashear.
Brashear changed offensive coordinators and offensive line coaches heading into the 2018 season and so far it has paid dividends as the Yoemen downed a super athletic Mexia squad week one.
The only problem? They had to trek to a neutral site for that game, then wait for a week two bye, and now weather has kept the Yoemen off the field. Still, Brashear says his team doesn't believe in excuses.
"We have a saying here that what's the most important play the next play, the most important game, the next game. Not one down the road or in the past. What's the most important season? This season, not last year, or next year, but right now."
Those are more than words on a bulletin board. Senior center Frank Ibarra says they've become a rallying cry for this team.
"We're buying in. I feel like this team is committed. We have a lot of players that are willing to sacrifice what needs to be sacrificed to be successful."
And if you think Yoe is taking Gatesville lightly just because they beat the Hornets in a down year, think again.
"It's real fun playing Gatesville. It feels like that game is more intensity than any other game," added Ibara.
Yoe and Gatesville are set to kick off Friday night at 7:30 in Gatesville.
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