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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 20, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas League announces Page 7A orts November 6A Rangers nip 6863 ByTOM LABINSKI Staff writer Led by Paul Pharris 27 Smithson Valley opened up a large halftime lead and held on to defeat Canyon 6863 in the opening basketball game for both teams Monday Following a tight first the Rangers exploded for 33 second quarter points to take a 4724 half time The second half was a different with the Cougars narrowing the gap to a 6661 deficit with less than a minute to The kids did said Ranger Coach Roger The whole team did a good They did basically what I asked them to even in the second The difference in the two halves was the Rangers use of the fullcourt which held Canyon to 11 first quarter points and resulted in many Cougar Canyon Coach David Taylor said he wasnt surprised to see Smithson Valley go to the press We knew it was I was just surprised that we didnt handle it better than we Youve got to give them the Rangers they played very he Kraft took the blame for Smithson Valleys decline in the second I take responsibility for We had them down by 23 points and I just thought it was time to call off the We just need to learn to keep playing when we get that far Thats not saying Canyon wouldnt have come back but we just lost our he Taylor said he was happy with the Cougars They did a good job of making it as close as it I still think our kids can but they need to realize we have to execute the things weve done in practice during the he Pharris opened the scoring with a Statistics CANYON 163 Curtis Johnson 8 46 Troy Moss Rodney Hansen 7 69 Pete Huegele 3 22 David Hays 3 25 Paul Hutchinson 0 00 Totals 24 1524 SMITHSON VALLEY 68 Mike Irvine 1 00 Rolando Trevino 5 810 Ray Reyes 2 00 Paul Phatris 10 710 Fernando Trevino 6 00 Ray Sanders 1 24 Chris Lehman Totals 25 1829 Canyon 13 17 2263 Smithson Valley 33 13 868 Fouled Total foulsCanyon SV Canyon 15foot jump giving the Rangers the lead they never Smithson Valleys Fernando Trevino had five of his 18 points in the first pacing the Rangers to a 1411 at the end of the first eight Smithson Valleys offense poured it on in the second with Trevino accounting for eight of his 12 points in the second The Rangers defense also looked forcing seven secondquarter turnovers and keeping Canyon from running its We didnt run one offensive play in the whole first Taylor They just came out and beat Smithson Valley extended its lead to 5328 in the third quarter before the Cougars made their second half Led by Rodney Hansen and Pete the Cougars cut the deficit to Hansen had 15 of his teamleading 20 points in the second Two layups by Curtis Johnson and one by Troy Moss got Canyon off to a fast start in the fourth trimmimg the Ranger lead to A layup by Hansen and a jumper by Moss with 45 seconds to play put the score at as close as Canyon would Saints break nx NEW ORLEANS AP A half hour after the Derland Moore was still in full sitting at his locker in the clamorous New Orleans Saints dressing room savoring his teams first Monday victory Im afraid to take it said the 12year National Football League Im afraid Ill wake up and find out its all a Ive been through more of them that It was a long time New Orleans beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 2724 for the first Monday victory in the 18year history of the They were 07 in prime time going into the Moore said he knew the Saints were going to win no question about LESLIE Smithson Valleys Paul Pharris attempts to block a shot by Canyons David Hays NB to be shorthanded It was the darndest feeling Ive ever had on the We just knew we were going to said the veteran nose As the game went we just got better and Quarterback Richard who provided most of the Saints credited the defense for the We had good field good position most of the he They kept getting us the ball in good We didnt always do anything with but they just kept getting us the Todd threw for 223 yards and two hitting 18 of 31 attempts and getting two picked off by Steeler cornerback Dwayne He was also sacked six The Steelers scored on a 76yard punt return by Louis Lipps and a 14 yard pass from Mark Malone to John Stallworth in the second a 21yard field goal by Gary Anderson early in the fourth quarter and a 25 yard pass from Scott Campbell to Lipps with left in the But the Saints kept coming up with big defensive Linebacker Rickey Jackson forced two fumbles and constantly harried Steeler quarterbacks into throwing early and off For the first part of the 198485 the New Braunfels Unicorns will be the most inex perienced experienced team Coach Cliff Wilkins returns six lettermen and three starters from last years but two of those lettermen Victor Sierra and Kenan Ikels will be involved with the football playoffs at least through this Two other players from last years junior varsity Damon Millett and Barry Baker are also still on the football But the lack of manpower wont make the Unicorns a pushover during their tough nondistrict which begins tonight with a trip to Ive always thought that the better the competition you play in the better you play in Wilkins Were trying to peak at the start of district this Our preseason schedule reads like a whos who of basketball in this area we play Clemens and Basketball 8485 New Braunfels boys theyre the favorite to go to the state tournament from this region we play Alamo and theyre in the top 30 in the Seguin will be very strong in their 5A and San Marcos is a 5A Our schedule is but I wouldnt have it any other For the the Unicorns will be led by returning starters Tilo a 64 and David a 511 who has added muscle and bulk this was an alldistrict choice last and he led the team in scoring in non district Also back from last years team are Mike Wofford and Bill who played with the varsity early in the season and at the end of district Coming up from the junior varsity are Alan Claude Marty Espinosa and Adam Juniors Terry Thomas and Pat Gilbert will also play with the varsity early in the Wilkins Tilo should be an outstanding player for and David Caddell should have a good Wilkins Victor Sierra will be the quarterback of our just like he is in Hell play the point Sierra was one of the top players in a league in San a league that featured several other local players as well as the best sophomores and juniors from San 1 New Braunfels will once again play an aggressive mantoman defense this with some variations for Wilkins hopes that good defense will set up a fastbreak of Wed like to push the ball up the court and run the fast break as often as we Wilkins And any time youre a fastbreak you have to depend on Thats where were spending the majority of our DAVID KING Schedule Here is the New Braunfels Unicorns scheudle for When three times are junior varsity and varsity game times are included Date Opponent Time 20 1 tournament tournament tournament 28 San Marcos 8 4 Alamo Heights 1 Kerrville Tivy 8 Hays Football Cougar notes Canyons 246 win over Fredericksburg clinched the District 134A championship for the first ime in the schools It was also the first time the Cougars have beaten the Billies Ronnie Rittimanns yardsper average aginst Fredericksburg was helped con siderably by runs of 76 and 42 Even with those long Rittimanns only score came on a 1yard The 76yard run came at a good time for the as they were facing firstand30 from their own 19 yard line Handy Schurig and 8ret Cappliman each had their second imercipxions of the Schurigs pickoff led to the Cowprs waning touphctofiWin second The V toe second arid third in ttw first was able to sustain long The Billies had the ball for in the first quarter and in the fourth Canyon will play Alamo Heights at Friday in Northside The Cougars have already met the Mules this defeating Aamo Heights 277 on Coach Troy Burch said the Mules are not the same team they played six weeks They are much It will be up to the coaching staff and the players to get the team mentally prepared to face them he Unicorn notes fa as the Mew 8raunfels coaches could the Unicorns have never gained 600 yards of offense in one That probably doesnt include the Weldon Bynum teams of the late Nobody could remember the Unicorns ever holding a 340 halftime Milletts romps 177 yards on 10 carries boosted his district rushing average to yards a Hes also scored 11 touchdowns in district Tristan missed three extra points Friday but he got a second chance on the third and converted He also made up for the misses by catching a 47yard touchdown pass that barely cleared a leaping Hays Tristan also did not punt Friday keeping a 42yardperpunt average in Victor completed his first six including two for two kickoffs werent as with the first shanking off to the left out of meeting of Class 4A playoff teams rerealigned the so theyre back gin 8elton and will play the playing its bjdistrict game Comal County Players of the week RITTIMANN LONG Fast finishes earn mention on offense By DAVID KING Sports editor Steven Millett and Ronnie Rittimann finished up the regular season like houses afire last New Braunfels fastfinishing gained 177 yards on only six caught two passes for 54 yards and scored four touchdowns as the Unicorns beat Hays And Canyons made the big plays when the Cougars needed them against He had 167 yards on 10 including a and completed four of nine passes for 147 yards and a For their Millett and Rittimann and Comal County coplayers of the week on We felt that he made the big plays when we had to have them to put the game Canyon Coach Troy Burch said of a who is also a is averaging yards per carry and has scored 11 touchdowns in district I thought he looked good but he looked even better on New Braunfels Coach Jim Streety The defensive player of the week is New Braunfels safety Handy He played well for and he was especially effective on secondary stunts for Streety It was one of Jus best although hes been pretty steady all Earning honorable mention on defense were Canyon linebacker Bret Cappleman and strong safety Albert On honorable mention goes to New Braunfels quarterback Victor sierra and the UBjlcornjs offensive Any time you get over m yards of total your offensive toe has a M to do with Streety
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