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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 23, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Sports PageSA New Texas January Rocky road makes Denver ready for all AP The New York Giants drove down a smoothly paved freeway to the Super For the Denver it was more like a dirt road with speed potholes and When the teams meet for the NFL championship will the Giants life in the fast lane give them an edge Or will the Broncos be toughened up by their travails along the back roads Weve had every scenario you can come up Broncos wide receiver Steve Watson Weve had games where we had to come from good streaks and There isnt anything you can do to us that we havent The Broncos went 115 in but came off that season with an extra bite in their playoff appetite after failing to qualify for the postseason with such a gaudy They used that hunger as impetus for a 60 Everything looked great Watson But we didnt expect a 160 What they got was a 55 finish which raised doubts about their ability to win a big a playoff When they were routed 4116 by Seattle in the regular season the Broncos realized they were on a ride to It really woke us running back Gerald Willhite It made us think about the type of game we had to play to beat a playoff Weve got guys who take things very There were goals to be We set them and now we have almost reached But even Coach Dan Reeves wondered where his club was headed after the Seattle That was the most disappointed Ive ever been in this football he Im not taking anything away from but we were We didnt look like a professional football team heading into the It was not the situation that makes you It was one of the few times I felt we didnt play It woke us We realized we had to get back to where we wanted to be in a get back to the things we did to win 11 Weve had every scenario you can come up Weve had games where we had to come from good and There isnt anything you can do to us that we havent Denver receiver Steve Watson We dont want to get into a situation where a loss has to help You learn more from But when it you have to take something from use it and make sure something like that doesnt happen the Broncos made all the right moves in the turning in the proper direction west to Pasadena by way of Cleveland and a 2320 overtime victory that may have said more about this team than anything it did in the previous 17 That was the most adverse situation Watson said of the AFC championship when the Broncos were backed to their own trailing 2013 in the fourth Id never seen a situation like that in my with the fans screaming and the dog bones It was like being inside a cage against a very worthy with everyone on the outside rooting against you and all you ever worked for depending on that last The Giants avoided such critical situations in the routing San Francisco and Washington by a combined New York had several games go down to the but the Giants were in control in They finished the regular season 142 with a nine game winning Rarely did they We dont win very but we star running back Joe Morris and nobody cares how you do LESLIE Photographer Ted Pritchett supervises a premeet trampoline workout on Thursday Pritchett gearing forNBs 1st girls gymnastics meet NFLs high tech for Super Bowl includes bigger TVs and chairs New Braunfels firstever gym nastics meet for girls will take place today at it the Academy Street More than 70 girls ages G through 14 will compete in the hosted by the Pritchett Gymnastics Center in association with the Now Braunfels Community Education Girls from five different teams will be involved in the but meet coordinator Ted Pritchett stressed that in the spirit uf team points will not be We want to keep this as a fun Pritchett Well put the emphasis on individual It keeps the communication strong between the different Besides the Pritchett school from New four San Antonio Clubs will be participating in the meet Sunburst Alamo City Nanette Walker Gymnastics and Dance and Ted PritcheU Gymnastics of San Pritchett said most of the girls will compete in four the uneven the balance beam and floor all within different skill Pritchett said he is looking forward to hosting New Braunfels first gymnastics and that the girls and parents are sharing in the en Especially because this will be the first there is a lot of ex Pritchett The parents are real To ibis is like the Its real good to sec the The meet begins at and is open to the There will be no admission AP The1 NFL wants to make sure it gets the big picture for the big game especially on any instant So it will simply use a bigger Art McNally will have a pair of 13 inch television sets as opposed to the eightinch screens used during the regular season to review the officials Wed been using the smaller screens mostly because they were easier to see explained Mc the NFLs supervisor of of ficials and the leagues man in the glass booth for the first instant replay Super Weve learned a lot as weve gone through the season with instant For it was suggested that I stand during the game so I could see everything I dont mind standing for three but when youre it makes itieasier to make a mistake when you punch the buttons on the I know it sounds but you have to be careful or you wont have any tape to So weve gone to a higher chair than we were using Ill have help up there including a to make sure everything goes The instant used by the NFL on an experimental basis this will be making its Super Bowl the Super Bowl teams the Denver Broncos and New York Giants were among the only four of the leagues 28 clubs to vote against the use of instant replay this Although there have been problems with the video review process including game delays of up to five minutes McNally said he believes the bugs have been worked out of the I think the instant replay has come of he The biggest improvement is in where weve gone to headsets for the umpire and the replay the umpire would have to stop the take out his walkie talkie and then you still couldnt hear him or he couldnt hear the official in the replay You both were hollering at the top of your voice and still couldnt That took up a lot of delayed the game and just wasnt very But when we improved the about the middle of it started to go more The instant replay which will be voted on again by the owners at their annual meetings this allows the replay official to review and either uphold or reverse a decision by officials on the Topranked Iowa stays undefeated By The Associated Press Iowa went to the top of the Associated Press college basketball poll for the first time this The Hawkeyes must like the For the second time in four Iowa beat a ranked opponent from the Big Ten to remain undefeated and erase any doubts about its stature as the nations top The Hawkeyes beat 3 Indiana 10188 Thursday night for their schoolrecord 18th con secutive On Monday Iowa beat 5 Purdue 7067 and the Hawkeyes are 60 atop one of the toughest conferences in the I think were probably the deepest club in the one of the deepest in the first year Coach Tom Davis said of his team on which everybody gets plenty of minutes because of his lineup The way we press and we need to go eight guys deep for Six players scored between 13 and 17 points for Iowa against the 142 and who allowed more than 100 points for the first time since Bob Knight became coach there in WakeForest53 Kenny the Tar Heels leading scorer with a 17plus had just three against Wake Yet Coach Dean Smith praised the senior guard as a key to 4 Long Beach 74 Armon Gilliams 25 points led the Runnin who took over sole possession of first place in the Pacific Coast Athletic 5 Purdue 9 Illinois 86 The last second of play at Purdues Mackey Arena seemed to last an Reserve sophomore forward Kip Jones was fouled as time ran out in overtime with the score tied at The did not sound and Jones missed the first free throw but made the second to give the Boilermakers an 8786 The rest of the Purdue team thought the game was over and charged on the court to congratulate who scored only one other point in the Big Ten Conference a technical foul was assessed against Purdue for the premature celebration but Illinois Doug Altenberger missed the free Purdue is 152 and 61 134 and Dallas Septien indicted on sexual assualt charges DENTON AP Dallas Cowboys kicker Rafael Septien was freed on bond after being indicted on charges of aggravated sexual assault of a 10 yearold We are planning on entering a plea of not because he is not guilty of these said Septiens Jay The indictment against the veteran the Cowboys alltime leading was returned by a Denton County grand jury on It alleged the child was molested said District Attorney Jerry If Septien could be sentenced to up to life in Cobb Septien posted the bond at the Denton County Jail about 5 said Jim detention A native of Mexico the 33 yearold Septien joined the Cowboys in 1978 GRANT PURDY POINTER BELL WINOATf WRIQJHT DAVIS WOODS Grant Purdy and Brotze share NB Iron Man award HUNTER A trio of Unicorn football players earned eoyfeted Iron Man award at Tuesday nJfWS Fall Sjwrts banquet at the Bflfete Civic dedication and hard work for the Unicorn varsity football team in The awards were presented by Head Football Coach and Athletic Director Jim and awd by of the Texas torthjeir performance on the State Bfilji were es gsyard for junior which went frl under Coach Gann en route to a District 13 4A had two award The Most Viable Player on defense was Robert Wafer and the MVP on offense was Michael FfiF Claudia Perrys which went 2110 and wound up in third place in District four outstanding awards were Most Improved honors went to Kim Thg Outstanding Server was given to Krista The Outstanding Offensive Player was Kelli Davis and the QusJandJog Defensive Player MVP for the junior wWch were to Mary Alice varsity member was Amy Angela Farber won the Oustanding Freshman Crosscountry coach Fred Pink gave several different awards to individuals on his boys and girls Darrel who earned a trip to the State meet in his first year as a crosscountry received the Most Outstanding award in the Most Improved went to Coley earned The pair of LaRae Fischer and Aimee Norton shared the honor of Most Oustanding on the girls crosscountry squad Sarah Locfchart was chosen as Most Improved Inez Garcez was given the award for Most Recognition also went to individuals whp earned AJaDistriet hows to football and AllAcademic team from fooibau and ojn were
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