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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 8, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Mandlikova knocks off Page 9A orts September 8A Cougars shred Apaches DERYL CLARK Canyons Scott Smith snares a touchdown pass in front of Gonzales Willard ONeal By DAVID KING Sports editor Christmas and the Fourth of July came early Friday to be exact for the Canyon football team this The Cougars took advantage of four Gonzales gifts and set off the rockets red glare four times in the second quarter in winning their 1985 opener Canyon last scored that many points in when the Cougars whipped Antonian are we a quickhitting Cougars Coach Troy Burch said This was a good performance Im still amazed at how quick we can Canyons biggest fireworks display came in the second when the Cougars scored 28 points to take a 34 7 halftime Kody who played halfback and buzzed around left end from four yards out on the first play of the quarter to top off a 40yard A fumble Gonzales first of three set up the Halfback Orad Campbell threw to Todd Banks for the two point conversion and a 140 After an exchange of Gonzales drove 76 yards to pull within seven points at and Burch said he was beginning to worry about his defense My stomach had been turning over and over the last couple of he Were still going to have some trouble with our Statistics Score by quartan Canyon 7 6 013 28 B B 48 Scoring summary Canyon Hernandez 1 run pass Drive 58 12 Canyon Smith 4 run Banks pass from Drive 40 8 Gonzales Hornung 13 pass from Kridler ICamarillo Drive 76 7 Canyon Wagner 38 run kick Drive 54 2 Canyon Rodriguez 43 pass from Hernandez Rodriguez Drive 1 43 Canyon Smith 22 pass from Hernandez kick Drive 27 2 Canyon Smith 6 run kick Drive 29 4 86 run pass Drive 1 86 Canyon Reed tackles Kridler In end Canyon DAlfonso 1 run kick Drive 52 11 Team statistics Canyon Gonzales First 22 8 by 1 by 17 6 by 1 34215 Passing 136 13 Return 66 58 191 Punts 63 545 Time of Individual Rushing Canyon Rodriguez 1376 Wagner TD Smith 2 TD Natal 728 Natal 426 Hernandez 1 TD Martinez Campbell 47 DAlfonso 1 Gonzales ONeal 1 TD Kridler Walker 727 Taylor Paitlng Canyon Hernandez 133 2 TD Campbell 3 yards Smith 0 20 Rodriguez Gonzales Kridler 13 Racalving Canyon Banks Rodriguez 1 TD Smith 1 TD Campbell Gonzales Hornung Canyons offense took all of three plays to make up the After a personal foul moved the ball to Cougars Hernandez scrambled loose for an 18yard Then fullback Scott Wagner emerged through the line untouched and stomped 38 yards for a Gonzales wrapped up the next package even more Quar terback Gene Kridler threw behind a wideopen Carl Mikesh on fourth and one from the Apaches Canyon scored on its first play when Hernandez dropped a long arc of a pass right into Danny Rodriguez hands at the goal As an indication of the way things were going for the kicker Marc Heymann fielded a high snap on the extra point and handed it to who ran it in for the two point The SantaClaus Apaches set up Canyons final explosion of the quarter when they hit Albert Natal after he faircaught a punt at the Gonzales After one play gained five Hernandez floated a 22yard scoring pass to Scott who made a flyingflamingo catch at the goal Hernandez said the Cougars felt they could throw the ball on the Their cornerbacks werent real he The senior said the strong south wind bothered but not enough to keep him from completing four of eight passes for 133 Danny really has a good touch on the Burch He doesnt put the ball up for grabs many Gonzales next gift under the tree came on the first play of the second as Willard ONeal fumbled and Ben Garcia recovred at the Apaches Four plays Kody Smith swept in from the 6t and it was Gonzales finally held the ball long enough to drive it after the marching to the Canyon 7 before the led by middle linebacker Bobby stopped them at the 9 on fourth Garcia boomedandrolled Canyon out of the hole with a 70yard wind blown But on first down from the Gonzales ONeal finally shook loose and sped 86 yards down the sideline to double Gonzales total offensive output and make it 4013 on the final play of the third Canyon drove to the Gonzales 3 on its next then got the ball back when Reed sacked Kridler in the end zone for a The Cougars took the free kick and drove 52 yards for their final with Ken DAlfonso falling in from the 1 with left in the was elated with his offenses See Page 9A Ranger comeback falls 3 yards short ByTOMLABINSKI Staff writer SOMERSET If three yards doesnt seem like a long ask the Smithson Valley After rallying for two touchdowns in a fiveminute span late in the the Rangers came within three yards of an upset victory over Somerset at Bulldog A twopoint conversion attempt failed with left in the costing Smithson Valley a 1413 nondistrict football loss to Somerset Friday To rally to within three yards of victory and come up short is a hard pill to Its a heartbreaking way to said Ranger Coach Stan To come so close after letting them jump on top of us early its But we showed we are a good football Trailing 140 with left in the Smithson Valley began a 75yard its longest of the Led by tailback Scott who finished the night with 111 yards and fullback Chris who ended up with 76 the Rangers hammered the ball through the Bulldog driving to the 3yard line on 12 Gentry bulled his way over right tackle for the final three Diron Wunderlichs kick cut the Somerset lead to seven The held to three first downs in the second Statistics Score by quarters Smithson Valley 0 1313 014 Scoring summary Somerset Lugo 19 run Akers Drive 47 6 Somerset Mares 3 pass from Garza Akers Drive 56 12 Smithson Volley Gentry 3 run Wunderlich Drive 75 13 Smithson Valley Gentry 1 run twopoint conversion Drivo 12 5 Team statistics Somerset SV First 14 13 by o by 13 by 0 43187 Passing 25 Passes 370 Punts 42 752 Time of Individual statistics Rushing Somerset 1TD Ledesma 1151 Lugo 952 Griego 323 Akers 10 Mares 12 De Los Santos 12 Cooper Smithson Valley Balmos 23111 Gentry 17 Irvine Ulcak 1 Passing Somerset 65 Smithson Valley Irvine 25 yards Balmos Receiving Somerset Mares 339 1TD Ledesma 113 Griego Smithson Valley Balmos Lozano were stopped on their next possession at their own A low snap from center on the punt gave Rangers defensive end John Lozano enough time to swoop in from the right side and block the The ball was recovered by the Bulldogs at the Somerset 12yard line with to After a delay of game penalty forced the Rangers back to the carries by Gentry and Balmos gained five yards and a sixyard pass from Mike Irvine to Lozano left Smithson Valley with a fourthandfour situation from the Bulldog Balmos took a pitchout and scampered around the right tightroping the sideline before being knocked out of bounds at the 1 and gaining the first Gentry muscled his way up the middle on the next play for the The Rangers called a time out before the twopoint conversion to discuss their We knew we were going for There was no doubt about We had come too far to settle for a Coach Irvine What the Rangers came up with was a rollout pas to the right where the end zone was flooded with What the Bulldogs came up with was a tremendous surge in the defensive causing quarterback Irvine to scramble for his life before being dragged down by defensive tackle Larry Taylor at the 20 yard Who knows what the right play is in a situation like Coach Irvine The play was we had some people but we just had a breakdown in our After Somerset quarterback Gary Garza cleanly fielded the Rangers onsidekick attempt at the Bulldogs were able to eat the final of the clock by gaining two first downs on the The Bulldogs scored all of their points in the first scoring touchdowns on drives of 47 and 56 It took Garza just six plays to move Somerset for the first with fullback Genaro Lugo breaking off left tackle for a 19yard touchdown run with left in the On their second posse the Bulldogs methodically marched with five running backs carrying the Somerset scored on its 12th play of the drive on a three yard pass from Garza to split end John Somerset drove deep in Ranger territory on its next two possessions in the second but the Ranger defense came up with two big plays to kill the Shawn Balmos tackled Lugo for a oneyard loss at the Ranger 10 on fourth down to end series and Mike Wilson intercepted a Garza pass at the Smithson Valley 19 to stop another See Page 9A Kickoff return lifts NB over 1312 New Braunfels quarterback pass during Fridays game UESLIE Sierra delivers a By TIM MILLETT Correspondent Stephen Millett rushed for 80 yards on 18 carries and one touchdown and Stephen Hanz recovered a fumble in the end zone as the ninthranked New Braunfels Unicorns nipped the Austin Travis Friday night at Unicorn a scored the decisive touchdown with left in the game after Travis quarterback Mike Conley oneyard sneak put the Rebels Millett fielded the kickoff over his head at the five and followed blocking to the left and then the right before dashing through a wedge into the end New Braunfels attempted a two point conversion failed on a pass by quarterback Victor The fact that it was kicked over his head let the coverage got further downfield then normally and he just split the Unicorns Coach Jim Streety A wedge formed and with his speed only one guy had a chance to catch but Stephen veered On their first the Unicorns picked up four first in traveling to Travis1 29 before drawing a delay of game penalty and dropping a pass on a foujthandtwo Statistics Score by quarters Austin 0 t 812 0 7 613 Scoring summary New Braunlels Hanz fumble recovery in end zone Sierra Travis Rose 2 run kick Drive 73 9 Travis Conley 1 run rin 82 14 New Braunfels Millett 95 kickoff return pass Taam statistics Ni Travto First 14 by 0 by 9 by penalty 5 54256 Passing 0 Return 29 040 30 210 Time of Individual statistics Hushing New Braunfels Millett 1880 Baker 214 Hanz 210 Purdy 32 Sierra Travis Satterwhite 19108 Conley Passing New Braunfels Sierra 64 Travis Rose New Braunfels Millett 125 Sneed 221 Purdy The Rebels took the ball from their 29 to the New Braunfels where the drive was stopped by the Unicorns The defense stopped Travis next possession as when linebacker Kevin Webb recovered a fumble at the New Braunlels New Braunfels third possession of the first half stalled at the Travis 49 alter another delay of game penalty and dropped Travis had la t chance to score MP Hjfiif mfmfv WPSirw a punt at the Unlcorni 10 We played prateiaJJy like last Streety We hurt our selves with dropped passes and paw interference caJJ and two plays ended scoreless first m The encouraging thing about the game is we played consistently even though they drove on Streety Travis has a good football outstanding running backs and a lot o speed in their defensive New Braunfels missed a chance to score with left in the third quarter when Sneed dropped an apparent touchdown nngtt after a IP Travis cornerbaek had fatten That drive stopped at Mi Unicorns and The RebeU1 Louis fymbled on toe firit after and coraerback Claude For terie recovered at the Travis 32yard Two pass recptions by fullback Ryan Purdy from Sierra along with a couple of runs by Millett moved the ball to the Rebel 7yard But Millett fumbled at the Travis 1 as he was fighting to get into the end and the Rebels On the next Rebel tailback Fred Satterwhite fumbled on a pitch while in the end zone and safety Hanz emerged from the pile with the ball for a Sierra converted on the extra point for a 70 Unicorn The defense got credit for the but offensively we should have Streety After New Braunfels Travis drove 73 yards in nine plays for a with quarterback Tim Rose scoring on a twoyard run with no time left on in the third The PAT was blocked by New Braunfels lineman Dickie On their next following the Rebels put together another long drive all on the ground going 82 yards in 14 plays and scoring on Conleys sneak from the oneyard line witt left in the Unicorn linebacker Damon Millett dragged down who had 103 on 19 for a loss on the two point conversion attempt and Travis Stephen Milktts kickoff return The Unicorns held Travij
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