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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 25, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas Contact Sports Editor Bryan Adams at 6259144 SPORTS October 2001 IB NUOU game dubbed Game of the New Century Top two teams in BCS gear up for showdown AP Nebraskas game against 2 Oklahoma on Saturday has already been called the Game of the New What will they call the rematch The Sooners and ranked 12 in the Bowl Championship Series would meet again 1 in the Big 12 title game if both win the rest of their regardless of who wins Sat Oklahoma 30 Big 12 leads the Big 12 South and holds the tiebreaker edge with a win over sec ondplace Nebraska 40 leads the North and even with a loss to the Sooners would clinch the division by closing with wins over Kansas State and The scenario is just one of many STOOPS That games a long ways You start thinking ahead like that and more than like ly youre not going to end up playing in that game Nebraska tight end Tracey Wistrom If we end up playing them again five weeks from well think about that While the loser Saturday might still have a shot at the conference a national cham pionship is the goal each season at these two And Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops said Saturdays losing team should remain in Tf both teams are able to win out and meet in the Big 12 championship I would imagine that would have a chance to hap Bob Stoops Whoever is in that position still has a and because1 of the schedule we play and in this league and having a championship Having a title game has been costly to the conference in its fiveyear with two national contenders losing in the league cham Kansas State was unbeaten in 1998 and would have earned a spot in the national title See Field of 96 set lets dance Smithson New Braunfels begin another playoff run tonight Canyon waits JESSIE New Braunfels Karen Popp receives a serve during a match against Smithson Valley earlier this season at The Unicorns and Rangers begin postseason play Canyon begins next BY BRYAN ADAMS Sports Editor Second same as the The second year of District 274A with New Smithson Kerrville Boerne and Fredericksburg was very sim ilar to the first but not exactly the The three New Braunfels area schools proved once again that this is volleyball country by grabbing the three available postseason I expected the three of us to come out of district on Smithson Valley head coach Margaret Mitcham I expected Boerne and Ker rville to be but I didnt expect Kerrville to be as tough as they Defending district and 4A state champion New Braun was knocked out of the top spot by Canyon 298 91 in district this the Unicorns 18 73 secured second place in the district despite losing six starters from this past years Smithson Val ley which fin ished second in the district in claimed the final playoff spot after beating Kerrville Tivy 56 Tuesday 152 at home in a playoff for third Canyon gets a bye in the first round of the while New Braunfels and Smithson Valley play in bi JESSIE The Smithson Valley volleyball team gets a pep talk coaeh Margaret Mitcham during Tuesday nights District 274A thirdplace playoff match against Kerrville The Rangers won and will begin postseason play at 7 today against San Antonio McCollum at San Antonio West Campus High Second place New Braunfels plays San Antonio Memorial at Blossom Athletic Center and first place Canyon gets a bye in the first round of postseason district playoff matches we saw Kerrville Tivy I pretty much thought Canyon was going to win the said New Braunfels head coach Phyllis who was named The Associ ated Press Coach of the Year in Canyon was defi nitely the strongest They have four really strong I figured Boerne and Smithson Valley would be in there Like I said early play at the Northside Tour nament and I knew they were going to upset some teams in our district this which they We just hoped we would come together at a right time of the I think our kids did that and now were ready for the Canyon will play the win ner of the match between Pflugerville Connally third place in District 254A and Dripping Springs District 264A New Biaunfels first postseason match this past season was against I dont think its to any bodys advantage to have a I dont look at it that Fowler I think everybody is anxious to You dont want to sit at this You want to pluy and See NB represented well at regional Pass and Kick competition FROM STAFF REPORTS The New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department recently hosted the annual Pass and Kick compe which is sponsored by Gatorade and the National Football Three New Braunfels youths placed first in the local competition to advance to the regional finals on 6 in All three young competi tors represented New Braun fels proudly at regionals Within their respected age Jack Rhoades placed second at the regional com petition in the 89yearold Aaron Hayduk cap tured first place in the 1011 yearold and Christopher Allen brought home the gold in the 1213 yearold ExCougars garner AllSCAC honors Photo submitted New Braunfels Pass and Kick from Aaron Jacks Rhoades and Christopher Allen com peted 6 at the regional competition in Cowboys shuffle QBs again with Wright hurt IRVING AP Dallas Cowboys quar terback Anthony Wright didnt practice Wednesday because of fluid on his right and coach Dave Campo indicated that Wright might not play Wright expected to have results of an MR1 on and Campo said he wouldnt make a final decision on the quarterbacks playing status for the Ari zona game until after Wright has started three of five games in place of injured rookie Quincy Campo said Clint Stoerner would start ahead of Ryan the former 2 overall pick the Cowboys signed if Wright isnt ready to play Clint understands the and knows what we are trying to get Campo At this point if Anthony cant I dont see that changing before the end of the a second year player from has never started in the He has played in only three WRIGHT completing 4of7 passes for 44 yards and two touchdowns in his two appear ances this Leaf made 18 starts during his three seasons in San Diego after he was draft but the Chargers gave up on him after last Leaf then failed to make Tampa lilys roster during training Dallas was prepared to sign Ixjaf but he failed a physical because of a wrist His second chance with the Cowboys came after Carter tore his left hamstring at Oakland on See FROM STAFF REPORTS SAN ANTONIO Two Trinity football who both attended Canyon High were honored as Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Players of the Week helping improve the Tigers to 61 this season and 30 in the confer Junior wide receiver Jason Hunt of was named the SCAC CoOffensive Player of the while sophomore defen sive back Kenny Brunette of Garden Ridge won the award on Hunt hauled in six recep for 192 yards averag ing 32 yards per catch and three touchdowns to help 23 Trinity defeat 24 Cen tre on Saturday in one of dBfontbalLooms Gmnesofthe Hunt had touchdown catch es of 59 and 92 with the later breaking a 17point rally by increasing the Trinity lead to Hunt took over the team lead in yardage and touchdowns with his performance in the game with conference and national He now has 38 catches for i82 yards and 11 touchdowns and is averaging yards receiving per Brunette stepped up big as the 23rdrnnked Tigers defeat ed 24 5224 on Saturday in the SCACs first ever matchup of Top25 Brunette had seven tackles and three intercep tions in the including two picks on backtoback first half possessions by the and another pick to stop Centres first possession of the third which he snagged in the end and returned to the Trinity 19 yard Brunettes three picks led to 10 Trinity points and he totaled 50 return yards on his The Trin ity defense held Centre to 17 points as one Colonel touchdown came by way of a punt Centre entered the game averaging points per For the Hnmette has four interceptions third in the 33 total tackles and K pass defended leads the SCAC in his first collegiate season at defensive
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