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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 24, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas 31 SarlM Pagt 7A October Pagft 8A V J I the annual Wurst Bowl game produces a hurricane of then the respective football teams have landed in the eye this A disarming calm has settled upon the Canyon Cougars and New Braunfels Unicorns as they prepare for Fridays District 134A game at Cougar Its a decidedly different ap Canyon Coach Troy Burch said during Wednesdays people around here are so gungho about this but the fact that we won the ballgame last year has Theres a confidence here that I I hated it when the kids were so tense that we had to fight to keep them from being ready to play on Wednesday Canyons 2014 victory last season has brought the series down to the level of intensity reserved for a tough district ballgame nothing nothing The winner will be 20 in the loser Weve been very low New Braunfels Jim Streety Of thats the way weve been all The Unicorns 1985 season has been a copy of the curve that has marked New Braunfels rise the last three The team has started the season built and is headed for its peak at the right Weve finally settled down on some things Streety Wed been picking and choosing until the Clemens but were settled down That offense and its performance will be one of the major factors in Fridays Weve got to prepare the best we can for all the things they Burch Its hard to especially for somebody like quarterback Victor who can do as many things as he can Burch has been saying all season that Sierra is New Braunfels most dangerous The quarterbacks arm and his ability to improvise big plays has been evident all Were not going into the ballgame thinking we can stop them Burch We just want to slow them down and get a chance on our Last the game was dominated by ballcontrol style of offenses that tried to hoard the ball for eightand nineminute By all that wont be the case this The fact that weve committed ourselves to throwing the ball a little more has taken a little of that ball control style away from Streety thats the type of team we have and the things we try to Part of that passing in more that one is Unicorn tailback Stephen Millett has caught 11 passes for 143 yards this Hes run for 741 yards on 104 attempts as a counter to Sierras passing 46 of Canyon doesnt have an allpurpose groundchewing back to compare with but the Cougar offense hasnt been stodgy this Three Canyon runners have topped 275 yards this season halfback Danny Rodriguez 296 49 fullback Scott Wagner tfO NB defense CB Barry Baker ILB FS Kevin Walker ILB Brett Stahl T Mike Sullivan OLB Kevin Webb SE Ben Garcia approach in 1985 SS Stephen Hanz T Dicky Ortega OLB Damon Millett CB Claude Porterie Canyon offense LT TedFleener C MarcHeymann RT Alton Ellis LG Chris Brown V Rfi Mark Torres TE Todd Banks QB Kody Smitl LH Danny Rodriguez FB ScottWagner RH Brad Campbell Canyon defense CB Kevin Nemec MLB Brian Holt OLB Wade Jankowski WS Ben Garcia DE Todd Banks DE Scott Wagner O LeonSneed SS Albert Natal CB Hector Martinez LG Larrv Loncioria C Ericjivers RG Mike Sullivan TE Damon Millett LT DarrinToney RT Billy Lytton QB Victor Sierra NB offense WB Kevin Walker 280 54 attempts and half backquarterback Kody Smith 275 62 The Cougars will run their traditional power but theyll also run misdirection plays and plays designed to take advantage of Smiths Canyons quickness up and down the line is a major concern for New Weve got to control or try to control their team Streety Weve got to be aware of all their fast Weve got to get there in T he Cougars quickness is utilized in a ballcontrol style passing game as Even without quarterback Danny whose sprained ankle makes him doubtful for the the Cougars will try to keep the New Braunfels defense off balance by throwing the short passes that were so effective against Kerrville Tivy last That may lead to a platooning of Smith and Rodriguez at depending on the FB RyanPurdy TB Stephen Millett Smith has thrown two passes this both and Rodriguez one a half back went for a 23yard We feel weve got to be able to throw the football Burch They have a great football and I dont think we have the size to line up and run right at Canyon is outsized on both sides of the but both coaches said it would be quickness that would make the Any good defensive coach would prefer quickness on defense as op Canyon Quarterback Danny Hernandez is highly doubtful for the His sprained ankle hasnt responded as well as Canyon coaches and Coach Troy Burch said he didnt want to risk further injury to the We want to have him for next weeks game at Burch On the positive linebacker Bobby Reed is back to full He missed last weeks workouts and played in spots against Kerrville but he will play full time on defense this Guard Mark Torres also is ready to play after a shoulder problem during last weeks Cornerback Kevin Nemec will play this week after missing last weeks game with a bruised New Braunfels The Unicorns are in good as lineman Mike Sullivan has recovered from his sprained Sullivan will start both ways for the New although he will be rested on defense because of the Unicorns depth Canyons men in the middle are crucial to the defense as New Braunfels scouts came away from the Cougars victory over Kerrville Tivy marveling at tackles Alton Ellis and Chris Yancy and middle linebacker Brian In Canyons entire which has been somewhat overlooked because of the bigplay has impressed end Scott Wagner is an outstanding defensive he linebacker Bobby Reed is an outstanding football And then theres the The coach from Kerrville acted surprised about Canyons speed in the Streety I said you need to pay a little closer attention at those track meets Ben Garcia and Albert two of Canyons outstanding 400meter are the posed to Streety And were quicker than we have especially up The key to New Braunfels defensive front is nose guard Keith who wasnt projected as the starting nose guard this has used his quickness and strength to become the teams leading Right behind Cook are linebackers Brett Stahl and Cody neither starters on the varsity a year but both top players on the defense this season because of their quickness and ridays 8 game is close to a sellout New Braunfels allotment of tickets was gone in three hours and Canyon has a few reserved and general admission seats The fans are talking about the about the momentum that the victory could give a team toward the At this theyre not playing for that second playoff and I know were Burch But the team that wins this ballgame will have its foot in the And the other wont be locked The guys in the eye of the storm realize that as much as DAVID KING Explosive Bulldogs challenge SV defense ByTOMLABINSKI Staff writer Last the name James Compton was as synonymous with the Bandera Bulldogs as Eric Dickerson was with the Los Angeles Compton is back for his senior season at which will travel to Smithson Valley on Friday in a District 273A Compton was 9 second team allstate selection last season at He gained yards in averaging yards a Going into this the 230pounder has rushed for most of it going right up the Witt those credentials behind it would the Rangers main aim on Friday will be stopping the But Smithson Valley Coach Stan Irvine said Compton is not the teams main offensive In hes not even number Everyone knows about and thinks of hip as the person who makes the team He is an impressive he But what is really impressive fiWMl thair Jimmy Sirica OUT priority on Friday will be to putpressureQD Irvine Starters Smithion Valley OMtnia Player QB Mike Irvine 165 200 240 155 145 215 185 185 185 190 196 Wt 12 11 11 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 E Mockert Preston Janes 200 196 155 160 190 170 165 155 200 180 230 180 W 12 12 12 12 12 11 12 12 11 12 12 12 n Russel Bates 270 190 220 190 220 Wt 190 215 180 190 180 190 180 180 169 170 12 12 12 12 12 11 12 11 11 11 12 11 12 12 12 11 Johhny Wedgworth C David 511 OLB Greg Mosiet 610 511 511 511 LT Dusty 60 CB CB Balmos Miks Mike Irvine Aaroh Smith TB FB WB icon Balmos Chris Gentry Phillip Ulcak e SE HT RG C Joey Cash Diron Wunderlich Bobby Mockert 510 Bandera Scott 61 LE LT MLB OLB OLB Steve Morgan Cameron Carter Tom Mangold Greg Marshall John Gonzales Tim Fritsche 60 62 61 60 60 Caldwell LG Jeff LT Dennis Parker TE John Lozano HB Compton John Miller 611 60 51 David Zigler PB Gary WatMns Mike Cardenas 60 In last years clash between the two Compton gained 227 yards on 38 but the Ranger defense allowed him to cross the goal line only We had a good game against him last Were not afraid to hit We can take that Irvine Sides was m alldistrict quarterback in and Irvine said IKB loote even better He is by far the best quarterback in the He can throw he can He pjtfs yojjr defense in a real He pauses wore problems with his versatility than of his toe have been able to bwo a few Against Sides rolled out to pulled up at the last mjnujte and fired a 65yard pass on the run for a Sides has a pod set of including speed Da er defense will have to contend with the Sajttpn Valley wgnt forget The Bandera offensive led by 27fcjwund senior Cliff is big enough to create holes for Irvine said the pujldjjgs secondary is having the best tacklers on the Their whole defense is very That is the really notice about They are tremendously he For Smithson Valley to win the Irvine the team wm ha veto play near flawless Bandera is definitely better than Boerne as of right They are going to outraan he But we have an excellent chance to win if we pjay the whole game playing as well as we We are going to have to be and tt wiJU have to be an Irvine Racers always to and Irvine said toe GmjtW fa toe best power back weve anjd fee speed to ajrn it on when he needs Irvine the ghanPft tn knnnk them in HMWMN4P3MI A victory over tibg B JP the Irvine hianliaht of w
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