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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 22, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas Contact Sports Editor Bryan Adams at 6259144 SPORTS Wednesday August 7A Extra Points Cowboys release LaFleur Dallas Cowboys released tight end David LaFleur cutting ties to their injuryplagued first round draft pick in Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said who had been on the physically unable to perform was let go after failing a It was apparent that he was not going to be able to Jones I think he gave us all he could give LaFleur has fought injuries for more than a A groin injury nagged him all this past season and a hemiated disc in his lower back sometimes makes even walking The LaFleur logged 85 receptions for 729 yards and 12 touchdowns in his fouryear LaFLEUR Carter puts starting debut behind him Rookie QB tries to rebound from flop BY JOEL ANDERSON Associated Press Writer There were no fumbled no inter ceptions and no frustrated looks from the There was just Quincy Carter flipping tight spirals through the chilly air of on trying to make amends for his woeful starting debut against New The Dallas Cowboys rookie quarterback handled himself with the poise of a grizzled vet eran during the teams first practice since their 1610 loss to the Saints on He was about as sharp today as Ive ever seen said Cowboys owner and general man ager Jerry He understands the ups and downs that come at this Quincys going to be able to handle anything that comes his Carter looked confident and patient during the teams drills on completing touch passes tohis secondary receivers JONES and occasionally zipping bullets through tight It was exactly the kind of per formance Carter expected of Tm just going to stick in there and respond to the Carter Ive just got to go out there and play foot ball like I know how And not play football like he did on Carter spent most of Satur days preseason contest against the Saints scrambling away from defensive then tossing the ball He fin ished 5of17 for 27 including two fumbled snaps and an interception that was returned for a With Carter at the helm of the the Cowboys picked up only two first downs and 53 They also failed to convert any third But Cowboys coach Dave Campo insisted Monday that Carter was not solely responsi ble for the Cowboys offensive Other guys have to pick up the not just the quarter Campo Weve gone into New Orleans a number of times with a number of people at quarterback whove strug Campo said he also saw a few and just a few highlights See Cardiac kids survive NB comes from behind to beat Pflugerville BY BRYAN ADAMS Sports Editor Any matches like the one New Braunfels played Tues day night against and the Unicorns will have to make sure there is an EMS unit present at the rest of their After winning the first game in a bestofthree series pretty the young Unicorns found every there on out to be tougher than the one The Panthers came alive on defense after falling behind 40 in and took their firstlead of the I think that Pflugerville played a great NB head coach Phyllis Fowler It seemed like those kids dug up They really stepped on defense in the second and third The score went back and forth until the Panthers stretched their lead to 1410 on an ace by Shannon The Unicorns got a sideout on a kill by Erica Wendell and came back to tie the score at 1414 on a block by Chelsea two Pflugerville hit ting errors and an ace by Tracey NB couldnt put the match away and the two teams headed for sudden We were all pretty nervous going into that third We were just trying to root for each and get each other NB sophomore outside hitter Katie Johnson The third game proved even more intense than the second NB fell behind 40 on three hitting errors and an ace by Pflugervilles Falen The teams traded seven side JESSIE New Braunfels sophomore Jackie Lucas 2 slams the ball down for a kill against Pluferville as teammate Chelsea Cornelius 3 looks on Tuesday night at New Braunfels Middle outs before NB scored its first point on a kill by Wendell at the Wendell made it 42 when she put down a Pflugerville pass that got too close to the Plugerville extended its lead to 74 on a block by Hanna Wer chan on NBs Gin The Unicorns got within 76 and 98 before the Panthers pulled out to a 128 lead and forced Fowler to use a I guess we dont have a choice this I think were going to be involved in a lot more of these kind of Fowler Right now were trying to get some younger kids in there so we have a little bit of depth before we start And Id rather all of this hap pened instead of when dis trict After the Wendell got the sideout with a kill and NB scored on point on a long hit by Tamisha who had a matchhigh 17 Paige put down the sideout and the Panthers pushed it to 139 on an ace by The Unicorns played the last 18 serves in the game with the same players on the floor because of a new rule this sea son that allows each team 18 subs per The old rule allowed each player to exit and return to the game three The 18 subs rule really allows us more Fowler It sure seemed like we ran out of subs fast in this last These kids in practice have to play defense and they have to Hopefully if they have to do so in the theyll come Trailing Wendell stepped to the service line for the first time this Her first attempt dropped in for an but her second serve sailed On the next the Unicorns got the most exciting sideout so far this Near See Canyon sweeps Heights Rangers drop two at Blossom FROM STAFF REPORTS The Canyon Cougarettes improved their record to 72 this season with a pair of wins over MacArthur and Alamo Heights Tuesday night at MacArthur High Arden Tunnell had nine kills and Ashley Bird dished out 16 assists as the Cougarettes defeat ed MacArthur Crystal Krueger had five digs and Brandi Free man stuffed three Canyon Alamo Heights Canyon extended its win streak to two games with a win over Alamo Lindsey Van Horn led the team in kills with nine and Micaeli Smith had three i handed 19 assists andhad a team high seven Grace Gerald also served up an Canyon will cohost the Fraulein Volleyfest Friday and Churchill Valley After winning three of four games at the North side Tournament this past the Smith son Valley Rangers suffered their third loss in a row Tuesday night at Blossom Athletic Center in San SV lost 1614 in X hardfought match against San Antonio but then fell apart against Austin Westlake and lost Katie Kern led the Rangers in kills against the Chargers with Lindsey Schaal added nine 10 two aces and one Jenny had a Katy Douglass lifted 28 assists and Selena Giienther led the team in digs with Austin Westlake Valley Against Kern pounded a teamhigh seven kills and Stacey Peterson rejected two Douglass had 14 assists and Schaal had eight Guenther and Abby Uballe each had one The Rangers 43 hit for the Smithson Valley plays at the Northeast Tour nament Friday and Saturday and will start off with San Antonio OConnor at 9 Friday at Blossom Athletic TCU Horned Frogs SOME FACTS ABOUT THE 2001 TCU HORNED FROGS SCHOOL Purple and white FOUNDED 1873 ENROLLMENT LOCATED Fort Texas COACH Gary first season 61 2000 RECORD 102 71 tied for first LAST BOWL 2000 Mobile lost 2821 to Southern Miss STADIUM Amon Carter RETURNING STARTERS 4 5 punter KEY PLAYERS QB Casey jr WR LaTarence jr OG Victor sr TE sr TB Ricky so KEY RECRUITS OL Stephen Tyler TX Lee HS QB Tye LaGrange TX HS DB Jeremy Martin TX HS DE Ranorris San Antonio TX Taft HS OL Shane Tomball KEY DEPARTURES RB LaDainian Tomlinson WR Cedric James WR Tim Maiden OL David Bobo OL Jeff Garner OL Mike Keathley OL Jeff Milican DL Aaron Schobel LB Shannon Brazzell DB Curtis Fuller DB Russell Gary Chris Kaylakie COACH SPEAKS This is to be about a whole offense and spreading around the production of what Tomlinson did the last two years and spreading it out to Its not just pres sure on Ifs pressure on TCU will rely on many to replace Tomlinson Horned Frogs live without Franchione BY STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer FORT WORTH LaDainian Tomlinsons departure will have more to do with the changes at Texas Christian than the defection of coach Dennis When Franchione left before the Mobile Bowl last fall to become Alabamas defensive coordina tor Gary Patterson was Patterson then Detained assistant Mike Schultz as offensive coordinator with no plans to overhaul what has worked the past three Replacing a Heisman Trophy finalist and the schools career rushing and 26 other graduat ed players will be more This is going to be about a whole PATTERSON offense and spread ing around the pro duction of what did the last two years to Patterson Everybody has to step up their level of play for us to be the same kind of offen sive team that we have Tomlinson led the NCAA in rushing for the second year in a row He accounted for 71 per cent of TCUs rushing yards and 47 of the total offense in His emergence was a big reason the Horned Frogs rose from 110 his freshman season to 10 wins last sea their most since With Tomlinson now playing for the San Diego TCU plans to be more balanced on The Frogs will no longer run three out of every four as they did last Thats fine with junior quarterback Casey whsse 184 record as a starter has been overshadowed by Youre going to miss a guy like Printers But its going to be a great opportunity for me because now I get to showcase a little bit of my Im looking forward to the Printers passed for yards and 16 touchdowns with six interceptions last He completed 102of176 passes 58 percent and had a quar terback efficiency rating of fourthbest in the His biggest challenge is to prove hes a good passer and wasnt just the beneficiary of defenses concentrated on stopping
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