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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 21, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas Pages Sports New Texas November Unicorns prepare to face powerful Rams ByJOEBELK Sports Editor New Braunfels Coach Lew Simmonds sees a fundamental difference between the Unicorns and the Marshall Rams which they will face at on Saturday in the area playoffs at Alamo They arc more great athletes and good athletes than they arc a great whereas we arc an excellent team without the great he I think thats the That doesnt change the that Marshall is the toughest opponent the Unicorns have Its our biggest challenge so Theyre probably the team to beat in the he Theyve got The only thing they dont have is 1 dofit think they play hard all the But they do have a very talented football And when do play they arc double Simmonds said the Rams defense is with four players who arcbeing courted by Division I schools and several underclassmen who could be top college prospects in fiuture not a weak one There arc no weak links he Weve got to show them multiple some and just hope we can keep moving the Their front seven are so good that their back four just back up and dont let you To score a couple of times against you know youve done something because just dont allow for a 3814 loss to Taft in a game that was virtually meaningless to Marshall and crucial to the Rams have shut out two powerful opponents in their last three Marshall blanked Clark in Week 9 before the Taft then held Sam Houston scoreless in bidistrict last the Unicorns know they will have to do something different to slow down the Ram We can not sit llrre with anything we do that be cjwisidcrcd and expcci to success Simmonds The Marshall offense is centered around tailback Anthony Holmes when he missed a few games with an the team completely changed its offensive The injury to Holmes cost him a chance at the state 5A rushing andit prevented the thenstate ranked Rams at a good opportunity for an Probable starters Probable starting lineups lor New Braun fels John Marshall New Braunfels OFFENSE Bryan LTMatt Pusaterl Kadfng Walter Leasman Robtedo TEJonathan Edler James Sargent Sier ra Benbrook TBxJacob Leos DEFENSE Gutierrez Man Pusaterl Robinson Lleke Dustin Simons Jurlca ILBJason Turner James Sargent Bryan Cantu Andrew Juarez Marshall OFFENSE TEJason Campbell Cravens Brown CMUko Harms Doug Wilson Jaramil lo Hoftman Ormond 170 or Jason Cox Sammon 155 or Marc Saldana Reza Holmes DEFENSE Kalu Mazur Junek Canian Noster Short Robinson Flowers Gann Futschik Todd undefeated regular Holmes is the best in the Theres no question about Simmonds Theyre going to give him the ball I He said the seniors best play is forcing the defender to protect the and then cutting back inside for a big Holmes combines speed and tacklebreaking Simmonds and is unquestionably the heart of the teams You know what youve got to Youve stop he If you cant do youre whole game plan is Holmes runs behind a strong offensive line which Simmonds called The tackles arc in the 235245 the guards around 210 and the sophomore center The standout running back also receives effective blocking from two capable tight ends and leadblocking fullback Carlos Hes a tough They give it to him quite Simmonds said of Joseph Edler and Jermaine Heard bring down a Seguin ballcarrier during the Unicorns regular season The team remains alive in the 5A facing Region IV favorite Marshall in the area round on Saturday at at Alamo Photo by Erik Karlsson You couldnt have a better fullback in front of Hes a pretty impressive fullback when youve got a great running The passing game is almost non with the team throwing just once against Sam Houston despite the Chcrokecs plan to stack the line of scrimmage and tempt the The Rams also make it difficult to throw on with a firstrate One of Marshalls two losses was when the team was without three starters in the defensive backficld for disciplinary Comcrback Todd Siebert doubled at running back in Holmes and also is a key special teams player for He had two or three interceptions against Sam Simmonds He does everything for Hes a very talented They cant play any harder than they did last but I just know theyre going to play as NB Coach Lew Simmonds He said New Braunfels wasnt worried too much about being outsizcd up as thai has become secondnature for the Unicorns on both offense and Theyve got us at every but thats nothing he Our kids have just grown to expect The Unicorns got to the area round by defeating Lcc last the first playoff win for New Braunfels since Simmonds attributed that to outstanding and enthusiastic play on the part of the along with a strong game plan and savvy adjustments by the assistant I cant say enough about extremely proud 1 am of the job our coaching staff has Simmonds The varsity assistants arc defensive coordinator Donald offensive line coach Bob receivers coach Ric defensive line coach John Vogt and secondary coach Bruce After the dramatic playoff victory last Simmonds said he was happy to be in a position to play Were just glad to be Were just glad to be playing for this he Wecouldnt have written a script for our first year that would have turned out any If Kyle Herman was it would be the teams leading was injured during district play after a strong season with more than 700 After a loss to McCollum in his u the tcamihas played well r thcf championship and then the bidistrict Simmonds said the Unicorns were extremely excited and emotional in the Lee and he doesnt expect that to change this Were not going to have any he They cant play any harder tharl they did last but I just know theyre going to play as SV stops Memorial Dement wins debut Rangers survive Minutemen rally in victorious season opener By JOE BELK Sports Editor After having success with a pressure defense for myre than three Smithson Valley Coach Sljfeve Dement was glad his team only had to play it for Im glad we dont play five Dement joked after the in which the Rangers won 5248 despite a late Memorial The Rangers limited Memorial to 25 points through three quarters in Dements head coaching but had to hold off the Minutemen during a 23point fourth by the Valley secured a victory for Dement in his first outing as the varsity coach after moving up from the JV last Ill take he Ill lake as many four point wins as they want to give He said that Memorials comeback attempt was largely due to fatigue on the part of the The Minutemcns small Elias had 11 fourthquarter points most of which came after beating the Srnithson Valley press that had been effective up until that We were showing our lack of conditioning a little bit toward the Dement I want to play that trap and add other traps I think weve got a better chance to be competitive by going after opponents instead of wailing for something lo Early it looked real If you play that kind of youve got 10 be in real good The conditionings going 10 What 1 was most pleased about was that the effort was The Rangers took a 4835 lead on Phil Minceinoyers jump shot with three minutes remaining in the Martinez then scored on consecutive fast gelling behind the defenders to convert outlet passes for uncommed Bfian Johnsons turnaround shot from a Jason Long assist put Smithson Valley ahead by 11 two minutes SwiUhspn Valley maintained an effective seprjpg its final points on an opencourt dunk by Mineemoyer lo give ihe Rangers a 5243 advantage with five seconds remaining in ihe A technical for hanging on the rim was called Statistics MEMORIAL 48 8 27 Aguirre 4 23 Balls 4 25 Can tu 1 23 0 34 Cantu 1 01 Tovar 0 00 Arguero SMITHSON VALLEY 52 Mincemoyer 2 00 Boatner 3 CM Church 5 00 Herring Long 2 00 Johnson Tiller 1 02 Jones Garrison 1 Kemp 1 00 Garney 0 00 Moreno LitUe 0 00 Totals 24 37 Memorial a 7 10 23 48 Valley 13 7 18 14 52 Fouled out Tolal louls Memorial Smithson Valley Technical loul Threepolnl goals on the and Memorials Ruben Cantu hit both Martinez then hit a threepointer at the for the final 5248 Dement said he was extremely pleased with the although the final score was 1 was really happy with what I The score does not indicate the number of good things we he I saw a heck of a lot more positive stuff lhan 1 did Smithson Valley started the game with a 132 with Galen Church scoring six points and Damon Boatner adding four and four rebounds in the early Churchs puiback gave ihe Rangers their 132 lead wiili approximately three minutes left in the Memorial then ran off a 100 spurt during ihc nexi five wilh ihc majorily of ihc points corning off ihc offensive Elias shori jumper pulled ihe Minuiernen lo wilhin one point at Valley center Brian Johnson broke the run wilh an offensive rebound and basket at the mark of the The Minuiemen once again narrowed the lead lo one on Mark Aguirres but Ranger point guard Jon Herring gave ihe home team some breathing room wilh a threepoint Jason Long added the final basket of the half wilh more than two minules by convening a Will Jones pass in The Rangers held Memorial lo one point a taking a 2015 lead at lie Smithson Valleys most prolific quarter was the with the team outscoring Memorial Herrings fastbreak basket from a Mincemoyer steal opened the and the Rangers never looked Church gave the team a doubledigit lead at 28 18 by recovering a loose ball after Herrings steal and taking it all the Garrisons basket gave Smithson Valley its largest lead at with remaining in the The team would lead by 15 points on three later the last being Longs tipin of a free throw miss wilh four minutes remaining in the fourth Dement said the team will have to learn how to maintain and extend such as Memorial stayed in the game wilh its two primary scoring runs one in the lirst half and the oilier in the final Youve got to put them away you cant he When you get a lead like thai is when you have to intensify your Weve got lo learn how to do And we will were still a pretty young He said the learns offense will as the defensive effort forced fatigue into the equation in the season The defense sets the tone for everything else we he We need to move more on But the defense wil take away from the offense early because were getting On the Dement said ihe game was a positive first Im real happy with ihe way things he The focus was pretty the hustle part was Time will tell if were capable of doing ihis pressure againsi somebody real I think we And I think the kids like J just told them to gel alier ii ihals all I lold They did a real good He said lhat while improvements need to be made in areas such as ihe effort shown in Wednesdays contest will help the team in any My main ihing is 1 just want them to go out give iheir best effort and have some Dement If they do 1 think well be Cougarettes game at Boerne now The Canyon girls basketball game on Friday at Boerne has been moved with the limes changing to earlier in the The varsity originally set for will be at at the Boerne The JV game will be at 3 game was moved because of Boernes football playoff game on Friday against District 264A champion which 5s set for ai San Antonios Northside In other Friday games involving local basketball the Canyon boys host Smithson Valley hosts Dripping and the Smithson Valley girls go to New Braunfels girls will compete in the Seguin tournament Friday and while the Unicorn boys open their season on Saturday at Round Rock Kart club races Sunday The Hill Country Karl Club is hosiing an Enduro race on beginning at 2 at the New Braunfels Ji will be a onehour race for experts and a 15minute race for Last years seniors winner completed 134 laps in an Admission is free for ihe which will be held at ihe facility on Loop 337 west of 1H35 use ihe Ruckle Road Jn the HCKCs 10 Adam Kcllcy won the junior wilh Trey Lively placing Josh Fulgham won ihe junior sportsman followed by John The restricted junior class was won by Alex with Chad Parrish placing Roger Kelly was the Expert J will Anthony Heye placing second and Dan Strcck finishing Robert Jacojnan won liie Expert 2 followed by runnerup David Moffiti and thirdplace winner Glen The Expert 3 division was woj by George wilh Michael Hcffcl finishing second and John Jim Harrison won the Yamaha Heavy as Coy Dayton placed second and Derek Eatuy LETS GO BOWLING LANGS AVAILABLE FOR ANYONE Comal Walnut
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