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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 7, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas Page 8 Sports New Texas November 1991 Unicorns start playoffs today NB faces Churchill in 1 st round By JOE BELK Editor New Braunfels Unicorn vol leyball team opens the 5A state play offs in a bidistrict match with The teams meet at 7 at Alamo with the 255A runnerup Unicorns taking on the 265A champ ion There is also a football game at Alamo Stadium and New Braunfels Coach Claudia Perry stressed that Unicom fans in search of parking should arrive Tickets for the volleyball match are S3 for adults and S2 for x Perry said she saw Churchill play Providence in a warmup and that the Unicorn players have previ ously seen the Chargers Were familiar with their style of and their strengths and short which we hope to take advantage she I thought Providence match was a well played match on the part of both She said the Churchill which has only lost to District 285A powers Park and had an unusual You dont say this very but probably their strong point was their Perry It wasnt that they were speedoflight They can place them any where they want and they have gdod variety of they missed one serve in two We definitely need to have a strong serv ing Although the Chargers have two tall Perry believes the tall Uni corn team matches up well with Im really after watching their defense at the about our hitting she Our defense and size at the net will be a big She said getting started early will be a as the momentum will definitely go to the firstgame I think the first game will be cru she 1 think were closely enough matched that whichever team wins the first game will have a big Churchills two best hitters primar ily hit out of the One of those is the talented Andrea and the other is a hitter who teams up with the Charger setter for some well cxecutcd I think our mobility at the net is going to be very especially for the middle because they hit from so many different Perry They dont set predomin antly to any one so we have to stay real mobile on our Perry said the Unicorns are fired up about the and she believes they are the type of team with the ability to do well in the Were ready they cant she said of the Unicorn It ought to be a real good I think that we havent peaked yet I think theres more she Ive got a loi of respect for Churchill theyre a perennial playoff But from what Ive J think we have a good chant New Braunfels Meredith Hardeman passes the ball during an earlier match this with teammate SheaSynn Kiesling preparing to hit from the The Unicorns begin the playoffs today at 7 at Alamo in a bidistrict match with 265A champion Riders check outNB SA seeks possible WLAF camp sites By JOE BELK Sports Editor The San Antonio Riders are current ly involved in searching for training camp sites for other World League of American Football teams along the Interstate 35 with a team offi cial mentioning New Braunfels as a possible Riders public relations director Bob Hyde said the idea of locating the camps along the corridor is very much in the planning with several potential obstacles in its What team officials are doing he is a feasibility study of prospective New Braunfels is among those potential with New Braun fels and Canyon High Schools the most likely training This is several weeks away from Hyde adding that the Riders will know more after an upcoming WLAF Were still compiling information and put ting together a report to present to the The largest obstacle to the he is the WLAFs hope to locate all of the training camps in What the Riders would prefer is to put themselves and three other teams along the possibly in New San Marcos and The camps will be in February running approximately four to five See Page 9 Coogs host Bastrop in finale By JOE BELK Sports Editor The Canyon Cougars last opponent of the football sea son will also be the toughest one in Canyon Coach Larry Nowotny compares it to a David and Goliath Theyre the big guys who have beaten everyone all and were the little guys struggling and Nowotny We need a few stones to I Canyon hosts Bastrop at in the last game of the year possibly for both The visiting Bears are and undefeated on the but they lost games to Hays and Lockhart because of an ineligible Bastrop does bring remote playoff chances into Cougar but the Bears need help from both Smithson Val ley and Lockhan to have a chance at the Although Bastrops playoff chances are one sure thing about the Bears is their Theyre probably the best team thats been around here in a Nowotny The difference from last year is that fullback Anthony Hubbards been healthy and theyre older this year offensively and liave more The Bears possess depth on both sides of the even with losing a platooning tailback to Bastrop also has both speed and and Nowoiny said the Bears play very One thing that stands out to is the size and quality of the offensive Theyve got everything you need in a great football he Only one guard is our size everyone else outweighs us by at least 20 He said with Bastrops tight formation and penchant for its no surprise what the Bears hope to They come right at Nowotny They throw maybe four times a and tots only if they have Theyll try to get the cheap big play when you get too much in rhythm The offensive standout for the learn is with the senior fullback having rushed for more than yards this season third hi ihe state in 4 He liad broken the 100yard mark in of the first eight weeks before Clemens held aim to 95 in a loss last To put thai in the Bear defense limited the Buffaloes u 77 loial Also having a big game for was DarryJl who rushed for more than 100 yards in hie first game at running who had been ftasuops moved to tailback after the Adrian Castilleja is now the Bastrop They dont lose anything with Casiilleja in the ball Nuwutny lie may have a ami than Blacks move to running hack potentially suciigihuuxJ the Nowoiny as the quarterback in the Bear system does HOI carry the ball Hes a very quick kid Jit made the play ix put them ahead fuikst year just Mowumy said of They havent lost arwJ they may be beuet with him w Nowomy md be doesnt Jeel ihe lempiauun 10 puJi ou try 3 Iw of irick plays in ihe This is when you want 10 take fewer cuaucvfr and jlay il cipher he Weve gwi 10 play goui tewfciual football these guys Wedpnl warn to go out and ihiow caution to the Probable starters Probable starting lineups lor Canyon Bastrop Canyon OFFENSE Kelly KiricaW Mike Johnson Ray Poenitzch Lonnie Thomas RT Drew Henderson Eric Watson Rec Tony Palacios Anthony Bueno Ins Rec Martinez OB Marty Robles Riley 148 Jeremy McElroy DEFENSE Michael Bird Jose Castillo Cody Baimbridge Miguel Martinez Blake Soechting Johnny Schaas Rodrigo Rodriguez Rodger Mack 175 Malish 1 Danny Ortiz 1 Mack Mills Trey Daffin Bastrop OFFENSE Marty Johnson Daniel Price Jason Mouser C Clint Pearson Ray Choui fiard Meldon Ervin Adrian Castilleja Pernell Bamett Jr 1 82 Darryll Black 1 61 Anthony Hubbard 1 81 DEFENSE Craig Peterson Earl Spurlock 230 and Ralph Gonzales Darrell Owens Albert Warren Reed Ben lord OLBJames Franklin Octavious McFarland 165 and Tommy Williams Eric Cal Williams Daniel Washington and do a lot ol siulf to take us out of the ball he So long as were sound and gel after if we can keep the tiling within somebody making a big play will be the difference in the Basuop lost everyone but the strong safely from an allworld All of the linebackers arid ends and the Bears have maintained a strong defense before they led ihe stale in few est yards allowed and remain among the leadeis at I5l yards per they were really great ai the beginning of the Nowoiny Theyve given up more in dis uict than they did at the beginning of the they re just as good defensively as they were last year He said conu oiling the tempo of the game is a as otherwise ihe contest may move faster than Canyon is accustomed Theyll speed as up where well have lo play ai a level quicker than what we normally he Good fool ball Learnt do Weve got lo try U slow the game lo uy lo control the tempo of like game to our SV hopes to play spoiler at By JOE BELK Sfiorts Editor After not scoring in its first two district football Smithson Valley has responded with two strong efforts in a Coach Joe Matulich said the Rangers are going for Were shooting for a winning Matulich noting that Smithson Valley can clinch its V lustever winning season with a Vyictory at Hays on Friday at The after playing a ng game in a losing effort Clemens two weeks ved to 441 on the season with ihe schools first against Canyon in the his W the Carnal BowL Canyon sure helped f ff m M It kind of helped us o finally get a pay Matulich A lot of good things have happened weve played pretty well offen sively the last two weeks and we played well against Smithson Valley isnt the only team with a goal hi the season as Hays can clinch a playoff spot with a The Rebels were helped by Bastrops forfeit of a 264A win against and Hays then helped itself with a win last week at Hays could still go to the play offs with a but only if Cle mens also defeated the Rebels would hope for a Lockhan win as they would advance as the district champion ahead of the Lions but iabig sitting Matulich Theyre better than anyone He said that knocking off Hays wont be as the Rebels have a lot talent on both sides of the Theyre quick with good skill and defensively theyre pretty quick and pretty he Hays has a good cam but you dont hear much about them last they went and missed the He said the shutout at Lockhart was very impres although Ithe normallypo Lions hurt themselves with a lot Hays top offensive threat quarterback Jamey Whi Rivalry no effect on playoff picture With quarterback Many Robles corning off a good game againsi Smithson Nowotny said llie Cougars liave lilt potential 10 score SOUK if lite receivers catch the ball 11 were yn weve got tlie poiewial for some really big he I feel real comfortable wilh our offensive preparation The bt will have lo move ihc ball lo keep Basuops offense and Canyons defense off the arid the Cougar defense will need to respond when it is on Uie Were just a defensive learn weve got lo By JOE BELK Edltor For all intcnis and this weeks game against Seguin doesnt mailer Ihc Unicorns will play ihc same leam in the bidisirici playoffs regardless of ihe oui allhough a victory would give the team momentum going inlo the Bui New Braunfels Coach Iew Sirwnondfi knows theres a lillle more to ihe game ihan Its Ihe oldest continuous rivalry in the so that makes it a big he Its an big no question about Bui lo us and our its nol any bigger tlian ihe rest of Esjxjcially playing at South San when the Bob cats were in second that was a big And play ing at McCollum for the district cliampionship was big even though we New Braunfels has controlled trie series againsl the Maladors winning the last 11 of the 76game Last the first time the learns were in a district together since the Unicorns purn meled Scguiri in a422 Because Seguin lias not been extremely competitive against the of ihe current may noi find ihe game 10 be an cxUerrtely big Simrnonds they are of the games meaning in a historical We make ihtan aware of he The game lias got enough thai ihese kids know what it Jhey dont want to lose to Seguin theyve played them fojr six and ihcy dont like u lose lo We love lo play a great garni It s do or but it del iniiel y i s a r i Tlit gumc means a lot lo Scguin this for tcma New coach Corky Nelson who also was inUr viewed by New Bruuiifels Probable starters Probable starting lineups lor Now Braunlols Soguln New Braunfels OFFENSE Dennis Bryan Mall Pusalorl Todd Hading David Walter ROChrls Leas man Robledo IEJonathan Edlor 1921 WBJames Sargent Storra Shawn Jacob Loos DEFENSE Gutierrez Matt Pusaterl Robinson OLBEric Lleke QUB Dusiin Simons Shawn Jurlca Jason Turner Daniel Cantu Dennis Bryan 8SOayo Garza Juarez Seguln OFFENSE WRJames Medrano Gonzalos LTChrlBtopher Brown LGJonn Ewald C Clayton Hollub RGOscar Reyw Davila WRKolih McFaddon T0 Jwruw Old field FB Bobby Jack Ftusrilrto QB Koroy Kir DEFENSE Wilson QTQuta io DT Brown Duvlla DTJames OWItoW DEKyte Jubbla IB Bobby Jack LB Will CB Jonathan CB Kenned Burrow S 166 assistant Simrnonds when Sumy vucauxJ die coachinji position and trie MaiiuJorb had hoped for a playoff spot Uiis but quickly fell out of ihe jwsl scahoji A finalgame viciory against playoff bpund New
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