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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 25, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas                                Saturday November 25 2000 IB QUICK Hrrs HS coaching legend Marler dies at age 87 PORT ARTHUR AP Texas Coaches Hall of Fame member Richard Marler from Port Arthur has died in a Houston hospital He was 57 A Floydada native and Texas Tech graduate Marler had been in a coma the past three months since being hospitalized for an Aug 20 heart attack He died Wednesday The executive director and founder of the sixyearold Southeast Texas High School Coaches Association Marler received statewide recognition for pushing legislation to reduce the original nopass noplay penalty in to three weeks from its original sixweek disqualification of students from any extracurricular activities Marler led Port Arthur Austin and Jefferson high schools to 11 playoff berths in 26 head coaching seasons leading two teams to the 3A state semifinals and compiling a 589 winning percentage He had been head football coach at Jefferson since 1998 and coached at Port Arthur Austin from 1975 to 1997 No 13 Texas Tech sinks No 9 Penn St ST THOMAS Virgin Islands AP Katrisa ONeal scored 24 points to lead No 13 Texas Tech to a 7971 victory over No 9 Perm State on Friday in the first round of the Paradise Jam Classic ONeal was 10of21 from the field and 4of5 from the line for Texas Tech Plenette Pierson added Ifrpomis on shoot ing and Jia Perkins had 12 points Longhorns hold off Hoosiers 7058 NEW Texas broke Indiana down early Friday night and then held off a Hoosier comeback for a 7058 victory in the consolation game of the Preseason NIT The Longhorns 31 started three freshmen Brandon Mouton James Thomas and Royal Ivey for the first time and used a ballsniping defense to put Indiana in an early hole GAME TIME Today Basketball Philadelphia 76ers at San Antonio Spurs on KENS Boating Powerboat Racing APBA National Championships 10 College Basketball Great Alaska Shootout final 11 on ESPN Boating Powerboat Racing APBA National Championships 10 Boxing Fight Time Maurcio Pastrana vs Adan Vargas 7 on FXSP College Football Georgia Tech at Georgia 11 on KENS Wake Forest at North Carolina State 11 on ESPN Bayou Classic QramWing State vs Southern 1 on KMOL Boston College at Miami on KENS Notre Dame at Southern California on KSAT Oklahoma at Oklahoma State on FXSP Virginia at Virginia Tech on ESPN Brigham Young at Utah 2 on ESPN Golf Skins Game from ndk Calif NoononKSAT HERALDZEITUNG SPORTS IN Simms Horns break down Aggies BY JM Veftnmo AP Sports Writer AUSTIN Texas young guns are all grown up Sophomore Chris Simms threw for 383 yards and three touchdowns all to freshman receivers in No 12 Texas 4317 victory over No 22 Texas on Friday Simms was a perfect 8for8 passing for 234 yards and threw all of his touchdown passes in an explosive third quarter in which the teams com bined for 37 points It was a dynamic com ingofage performance for the son of former New York Giants quarter back Phil Simms SIMMS After and upanddown season in which he bounced in and out of the starting lineup and had more interceptions than touch down passes coming into the game Simms got the start because Major Applewhite was hobbled by a knee injury Simms got his first career start against last year when Applewhite got sick with a stom ach virus on game day Simms led Texas to a 166 lead in that game before he was pulled for Applewhite and rallied for a 2016 win This time Simms was in total control Leading 107 at halftime the Longhorns 92 71 Big 12 opened the decisive third quarter by driving 71 yards on four plays Roy Williams capped the drive with a 40yard TD run on a reverse After forcing the Aggies to punt Texas quickly struck again when Simms finished an 81 yard drive with a 20yard scor ing strike to Williams that made it 247 The Aggies 74 53 rallied behind 25yearold quarterback Mark Farris to pull to 2414 on a 56yard scoring pass to Mickey Jones Jones beat two defenders and scampered down the side line for the score See Rangers round up Rattlers Smithson Valley claims area title with 4234 win BY JASON MINNIX HerakJZertung Correspondent SAN ANTONIO Zach Conway intercepted a San Marcos pass inside the 15yard line with just under 10 seconds to play to lift the Smithson Valley Rangers to a 4234 win over the San Marcos Rattlers Friday after noon at Northeast Stadium in a sec ond round playoff game Conways pick ended a potential gametying drive by the Rattlers that started at their own 13yardline with less than two minutes to play following a 46 yard punt by Chris GONWAY VanKleef There were so many wild momentum shifts and big plays it was two good teams going at each other and a lot of big plays and fortunately we made the last big Smithson Valley head coach Larry Hill said With the thrilling win over their former district foe Smithson Valley 111 extends their winning streak to 10 games and will face either San Antonio Roosevelt or Alice next week in the Region IV Finals The Rattlers 111 end their season with their first loss but did not go down without a fight It was a 10round heavyweight bout with both teams standing toe totoe but the Rangers passing game was the difference Cody Fuller caught 10 passes for 192 yards and four touchdowns Quarterback Laron Bybee completed 12 of 21 See K JESSIE Smithson Valley junior quarterback Laron Bybee 8 shakes off a face mask finfraction rom a wouldbe San Marcos tackier during Fridays Class 4A Division I Area Championship game at Northeast Stadium in San Antonio The Rangers defeated the Rattlers 4234 New Braunfels captures area championship Camerons 4th quarter TD catch vaults Unicorns into regionals K Now Braunfels senior tailback Tata Taylor 12 crashes his way into the endzone for a touch BY BRYAN ADAMS HeraldZeitung Correspondent Trailing 2520 with less than a minute to play in Fridays Area Championship game against Austin Lake Travis the chant from the fans on the New Braunfels side of Unicorn Stadium roared We They must believe in miracles With 15 seconds left in the game and no timeouts left New Braunfels wide receiver Chris Cameron caught a gamewinning 35yard Hail Mary1 pass from quarterback Craig Crow for a touchdown to give the Unicorns a 2825 win over the Cavaliers I was just praying to God to help me catch the Cameron said 1 knew 1 had to somehow just catch it and luckily 1 was able to come up with it I didnt know where any of the defenders were 1 went up for the ball and tried my best to get With the win the Unicorns advanced to the regional playoffs to CAMERON play Rockport Fulton who defeated Corpus Christi Flour Bluff 4221 These kids believe in them New Braunfels head coach Rick Rhoades said Ive told them all season The harder you work the luckier youll 1 really believe that luck played some part in it but we made some big plays and the kids never stopped believing they could make the plays Thats part of the Unicorn Late in the fourth quarter things were looking grim for the Unicorns After a 26yard catch by Cameron set up the Unicorns on the Cavalier 31 yardline Crow was sacked for a 9yard loss on third and nine On fourth and 18 Crow completed a clutch pass to Tale Taylor on the See JV   

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