Yoeman aiming for second consecutive gold crown

Victory would give Cameron third title in school history


Cameron defensive leader, linebacker Somari Wright: “It’s a honor to go back to Cowboys Stadium. We worked hard for this.” Cameron defensive leader, linebacker Somari Wright: “It’s a honor to go back to Cowboys Stadium. We worked hard for this.” Playing in their third state championship game in four years, Cameron’s opponent Wall might have a case for claiming home field advantage favors the Yoemen just a little too much.

The Yoeman (14-1) battle unbeaten Wall (15-0) at 5 p.m. at AT& T Cowboys Stadium in Arlington Thiursday for the Class 2A, Division I state championship.

Cameron will be playing in the Class 2A Division I state title game for the third time in the past four seasons, losing to Daingerfield in 2010 on a lastsecond play.

Cameron got revenge and demolished Daingerfield 38-20 in last season’s championship game. Daingerfield disposed of Wall last year in the state semifinals.

While the Yoemen had to scratch and claw their way into the finale, Wall cruised to a 31-3 victory over New Boston.

Wall finished third in the final rankings.

“I’m so happy for these kids,” said Cameron Coach Rick Rhoades, who has led the Yoemen to three straight state finales. “They’ve worked hard all yearlong. The expectations has been on their shoulders all year long.

“To get back to the state championship game, I’m just proud that they’ve been able to handle it and they put in the work and effort they needed to get back.”

The Yoemen have had to battle to make it back to the state’s highest stage, with consecutive comeback victories over Hallettsville and White Oak.


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