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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 1, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas QB shuffle returns toUT AUSTIN AP Texas coach Fred Akers says its not important to him who starts at quarterback for the Longhorns but if others think its important he might announce a starter before 2ranked plays Houston in the Astrodome on Kickoff is Akers described as a far better team than what their record Fact of the matter nobodys really stopped Houston theyve stopped Theyre a fast football They have a field full of Although Akers withheld the name Monday of his starting quarterback for the Houston he agreed people would probably think it will be junior Todd Dodge relieved junior starter Rob Moerschell late in the first half Saturday with Texas trailing Texas Tech 30 and guided the Longhorns to 20 secondhalf points and a 203 Dodge threw for 118 yards and scored on a 12yard and was selected by Longhorn coaches as the teams out standing offensive Safety Jerry Gray was chosen as the top defensive Asked if choosing Dodge as the most valuable offensive player might cause people to draw the inference that Dodge should be the starter against Akers told his weekly news But that doesnt affect what we do one Akers acknowledged that who became the starter when Dodge got hurt in was having some a little offtarget throwing against But Akers said this is one of the traps of being a Everything that doesnt work is your Playoffs almost set Smithson Valleys bidistrict volleyball match is but Canyons is still up in the just two days before the The the undefeated champions of District will play District 263A runnerup Boling The match will be at Bee County College in Beeville at Admission for the match is for adults and for Smithson 2210 on the lost only one game in district play and that was in the first The 1810 on the season after a 53 district will know who they play Wed South San West and Uvalde are playing for the District 144A title tonight in and the loser will meet Canyon Coach Donna Boehle tomorrow at 10 to pick a playoff The playoff game will be If South San West is the the match will probably be somewhere in San Boehle If Uvalde loses tonights the teams may meet in Canyon has a warmup game with San Antonio Marshall tonight at Sports HvraldZtitung November 5 County Players of the week COVINGTON SYAMKEN EDWARDS Escort Service leads CHS to victory over Lockhart By DAVID KING Sports editor Theyre called the Escort and so far this season theyve escorted the Canyon Cougars to six victories in eight Canyon guards Gary Edwards and Scott called the Escort Service by have done just a super for the Cougars all Canyon Coach Troy Burch Theyve done a super particularly getting out and leading our sweep and bootleg Burch And for their performances in last weeks 240 victory over Edwards and Preiss are the Comal County offensive players of the On Canyons Scott Syamken was the leader of a Cougar defense that allowed Lockhart only 10 first downs and 211 yards of total and he is the defensive player of the Syamken blocked a field goal attempt and teamed with Canyons other defensive Charlie to stop a crucial fourthdown he had an excellent Burch Syamken is a Making the honorable mention list on offense was Canyon receiver Kelly Covington and Smithson Valley running back Darren Covington has caught touchdown passes in Canyons last three including the game winner two weeks ago against For the the senior has caught nine passes for 256 yards and three Kelly has been making the big plays for us Burch Against Hays he had the winning and this week he scored the one that put the game Hes been blocking well When we run double tight end hes the second tight and hes done well blocking once had an outstanding night of fensively in the Rangers loss to The senior gained 149 yards on 22 carries and scored Smithson Valleys touchdown on a 52yard pass from quarterback Jeff Even when we get whipped like Darren stands Rangers Coach Stan Irvine said after the Hes always going to get that 100 yards rushing and do a few other things for Pro football pioneer Halas ends era with death at 88 CHICAGO AP Paoa Bear Georee the National Football Leaeue its Halas was the last survivor of CHICAGO AP Papa Bear George owner of the Chicago Bears and last survivor of the pioneering group that founded modern professional football in a auto has died at the age of teams won eight national championships and produced 20 members of pro footballs Hall of Fame over a career that spanned seven died Monday in his apartment on Chicagos North family members His Virginia Halas was at his bedside when he his Rich Halas death prompted an outpouring of tributes from former coaches and others who remembered his contributions to the game and his driving per George Halas leaves modern professional football as his said Commissioner Pete He was the National Football League its the driving force that sustained it during struggling pioneer the ownercoachinnovator whose dynamic Bear teams triggered public acceptance of the NFL and the revered elder statesman whose vision and vitality were pivotal in the leagues I think the biggest quality Coach Halas had was he was a very inspirational added current Bears Coach Mike whose oftenstormy career as a player under Halas spanned six seasons and included the teams last in His talks at halftime I wish that I had taped a few of them so that I could use Ditka They were un No matter what had happened in the first he could make you feel like you could do anything when you went back out the You may not be able to do but you thought you was the last survivor of 12 men who met in 1920 at a automobile agency to establish the American Professional Football forerunner of the National Football On his 82nd Halas said It has been the most priceless privilege of my professional life to see our dreams come true and to watch our ugly duckling grow up to be a magnificent He acknowledged that he never thought it would be this In 1925 Halas arranged the signing of legendary Illinois running back Red The Galloping for On Thanksgiving Day that Grange made his drawing fans to Wrigley During the next four Halas led his Monsters of the Midway to more victories than any other coach college or professional has ever Hagler wont see Leonard An analysis By ED SCHUYLER AP Sports Writer When Marvelous Marvin Hagler defends the world middleweight championship next week against Roberto he will realize the bigattention fight he thought he had lost when Sugar Ray Leonard retired last year because of a detached Hagler isnt entirely Im still hoping to bring Leonard out of said the Hes just sitting on the sidelines and seeing what I want to keep the fire under There almost certainly will be speculation about Leonard coming out of retirement to fight the winner of the HaglerDuran But Leonard has said repeatedly he will not fight and there is no reason to believe he will change his The former undisputed welterweight champion doesnt need the money and he doesnt need the attention unlike most retired boxing he has remained a public Leonard has remained tied to boxing as a commentator for CBS and and because of his opinions on fights and fighters are he was asked to talk about the HaglerDuran fight 10 at Las where Leonard scored his last great stopping Thomas Hearns in the 14th round for the the undisputed welterweight championship Durans strength now is that he is a champion said Hes not the guy who walked Hes redeemed Pulling away By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 1 Cornhuskers gain on 2 Texas The Nebraska fresh off another lopsided this time over Big Eight foe Kansas widened their lead over secondplace Texas in the Associated Press college football The Cornhuskers polled 57 of 59 first place votes and of a possible points from a nationwide panel of sports writers and which defeated Texas received the other two firstplace votes and Last with 58 voters Nebraska had 54 firstplace while Texas received Behind the two unbeaten who have held down firstand secondplace for seven straight there was a lot of though the 20 teams remained the same as last Auburn moved up one spot to third with points after stopping Florida while a 3014 winner over Tem The Top Twenty teams in the Associated Press college football with firstplace votes in paren season records and total Points based on 20 19 181716 15141312111098 7654321 North 1 1 Ohio Boston Notre 1 advanced from sixth to fourth with 954 That sets up a key Southeastern Conference game 12 when Auburn travels to Miami of Florida also jumped two spots to fifth after knocking off West while a 1643 winner over Big Ten foe moved up three places to The victory made Illinois a strong favorite for the Big Ten berth in the Rose Marylands victory over North Carolina moved the Terrapins from 13th to while North Carolina fell from third to Southern Methodist is eighth this up two while Florida held on to its 9 The second 10 consists in Brigham Ohio Boston West Notre Alabama and Last it was West Ohio Iowa and with Boston College and Notre Dame tied for Crucial kick erases Charger rally Moseley comes Skins win SAN DIEGO AP For a few anxious Mark Moseley knew what it felt like to be in Neil ODonoghues After missing four field goals in Monday nights game against San Moseley was fighting a case of nerves when he lined up for what he called the hardest field goal I ever had to kick in my I was over there on the sidelines praying to get another said a veteran of 12 National Football League His 37yard field goal with four seconds left produced a 2724 victory over the Chargers and helped conquer a confidence crisis that traced back to a key miss two weeks A year he was nearperfect for the Super Bowl champion hitting 20 of 21 field goals for an alltime NFL ac curacy Over two he had made 23 consecutive another NFL But Monday night he was near the breaking I wouldnt be human if I didnt say I was thinking about the four said who had failed from and 39 He also had made a The winning kick felt like I had a pounds taken off my a relieved Moseley told Its been a mental struggle all Tonight was the turning point of my It was the third consecutive week that a field goal kicker determined the outcome of the Monday night NFL In last weeks 2020 tie between Louis and the New York the Cardinals ODonoghue missed three field goal at tempts in the overtime Two weeks ago Moseley missed a 39 yarder as time ran allowing the Green Bay Packers to preserve a 4847 victory on Jan Steneruds 20yard field goal with 54 seconds With the Washington improved its record to 72 in the NFC a game behind the 81 Dallas San Diego slipped to 36 and has a threegame losing its longest in five years under Coach Don Moseleys kick erased a dramatic COUQQr CUT comeback by the who trailed 24 7 early in the fourth quarter and tied it at 2424 with remaining on a 43yard field goal by Rolf Canyons Glenn Nemec heads upfield on a sweep play last week against the Lockhart Lions in Canyon meets Gonzales Staff photo by John Senter at home this while Smithson Valley closes out its season at home against Cole and New Braunfels goes to
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