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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 15, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas THE DAILY NfewBraUiifels girls basketball ttnicoms open season at home against Smlthsoti Valley gtrls basketball Rangers host San Marcos in season 6pem Infarmtttotti Rangers favored to win district Smlthson Valley boys basketball Newlook Rangers host Churchill in season over Auslin 3815 By Wally Gullick Correspondent When Canyon sophomore Jerris raced 23 yards for a touchdown on his first postseason it set the tone for the They were going to attack as advertised with their potent rushing Four rushing touchdowns later the Cougars gave school its first playoff win in five 3815 over Austin Reagan at Cougar I never would have beli eved looked so fast on but ourguys deserve all they have coming to It was probably the best game we played Canyon Coach Brad Wright The Cougars built a 220 lead at halftone and were nev er seriously a lateseason call up from junior for 96 includ ing a 44yard sprint on the Cougars opening drive of the second It was all about the line On the touchdown Todd Kidd had a great block to open the were also great blocks down field and James Green made a great said Jeremy Molinet had 87 yards in 14 including the games final touchdown from one yard Id hate tobe ai defensive player agamsttiuf team right Green Weve got three qualitybacks and a line that makes everything As the Green pulls the trigger of the three pronged attack and called his own number for three touch His final touchdown sealed the even though there was still leftin the third It came just 17 sec onds after Raiders quarter back Darnien McCradic wed off his speed iii the 40 with a dash to the endzone from 55 yards McCradic had given Reagan a glimmer of trailing 22 only to have Green smash those hopes with his 43yard Even though We had a few long runs its more our style to ground it out and we stick with whats Green If the pass is well take that Coming into the Canyon was averaging 279 yards on the ground and did nothing to diminish that Green had 174 running behind Canyons overpowering offensive When we went three and out on our first two posses I thought oh here we theyre going to come after us with that But then we got the big play to get us said set up Canyons first touchdown when he grabbed an errant McCradic pass at the Raiders 40 and returned it This team had the but it was one I also dont think they regarded us very Wright We dont have the guys whore going to run the Were more of a bluecollar Overshadowed in the 23 point win was the kicking of Bryan He connected on field goals from 25 and 30 New Braunfels runs by 3421 DAVID Canyon Henk 88 fights an Austin Reagan player for the football while Justin Atkinson 3 holds on during Canyons 3815 win Friday at Cougar yards out and totally elimi nated Reagans return Three kickoffs resulted in touchbacks and his short punts had enough air in them that thjp Raiders could or hope to catch One of those went for what amounted to a Canyon onside kick that set up the Cougars on the Raiders Three plays later Green raced home from 10 yards out putting Canyon up 16Q with left in the going to get tougher than this as we go It has but tonight was all about these kids They have worked so hard and come to practice with a smile on their face every said DAVID Canyons Jerris Springfield runs for a By Jason Chlapek Staff Writer AUSTIN For the second straight week New Braunfels used a dominating running game to stymie their oppo Friday the Unicorns rolled up 313 yards on the ground to down Anderson 34 21 in the first round of the The will face Kerrville Tivy in the second New Braunfels lost to Tivy 287 during the regular Head Coach Rick Rhoades said the play of his offensive and defense was the key tothe Friday nights win Our offensive line came off the ball very well tonight and they also did a great job of reading Andersons defensive Rhoades Defen we did a great job as got to the ball and Leading the way on the offensive line were Brooks Wilson and Justin The coaches did a great job this week of preparing us for the Wilson just got good blocking angles and stopped the Quarterback Michael Cantu was not sacked all night and had 220 yards of total including 160 on the We linemen did a great job of blocking and so did the Our ball carriers were also hard to Cantu was hot the only 100 yard rusher in the Teammate Roland Adams ran the ball 20 times for 155 yards and four We planned on running up the Adams You have to do that against a fast If you run outside on they can get so we just pounded them up the Over the last three Adams had been splitting time with Mike but Rhoades left Adams in the drivers seat The game was close at inter mission as the Unicorns led 147 on a fiveyard touch down pass from Cantu to Paul Thebeau and Adams three yard rumble into the After stopping the Unicorns on fourth flown in the third the Trojans tied the score at 1414 on tailback Chris Nwokos 48yard touch down Then the Unicorns went back to work as Cantu ran for 26 yards on secondand14 from his own Adams had carries of 10 and 11 yards and Cantu had car ries of three and 13 yards before Adams capped the drive with an eightyard run to help the Unicorns regain the a defensive the Unicorns struck again as Adams scored for the third this one from five yards out to give New Braunfels a 2814 After the Unicorns surren dered a touchdown pass in the fourth Adams put the game away with a 52yard sprint into the endzone for his fourth TD of the Interceptions by defensive backs Jory Werth and Kyle Rahe put an end to any Tro jans scoring threat and sealed the win for New Defense leads Siiiithson Valley over Taft By David ftupkalvis Sports Editor With Smithson Valleys usually offense the defense came to the rescue Friday to lead the Rangers to a 2414 victory over the Taft Raiders in opening round of the Staked to a 1744 lead early Jn the third the Smithson Valley defense took Over the final 18 minutes of the the Rangers allowedTaft just fpuj first downs and forced four turnovers to lead the the second round pf the Class 5A Division II Smithson Valley will face a 286 winner over San at 4 Saturday at the The defense played Smithson VaJley Qpaeh Larry Hill a but we came up Our played well against a great Midway through the firsj the Rangers scored first hjt Rcwdy Franos With a touchdown On the Praneis earned Taft defenders the final five yards into the Taft Alfred Carmona connected with Sieyen Williams on a fade The pass and run covered m yajds fcr a The bigptoyea pumped up the Raiders 147 fead one play the second to Facuigtlwd doiynajxd JOat Hill con nected with FraAcis for 29 Several REBECCA Smithson Valley defenders Ray Ccrona Daniel Velasquez 42 and Joe Pawelek 41 bring a Taft runner down during the first half yard pass on third and unable to Midway through the fourth the Rangers had four a pass tp the 11yard line and snaps inside the Taft 3yard but Lance Fuller carried the bjji to fee could net break 96yarddrivewith Aftw Shskomh second sneak to tie the score at the interception of me Fuller finally Adefensivestopeariytothejhjrdquar run with Knowlton hammered tergavemeSMtoiiVajjeyflfferisethe tiie final njUwjfljWs third pick withjusj batt at the Taft 31Although the offense seconds picked up just one first it was Making the pig interceptions was a enough to setup a 38yard field goal by of redemption fcr Knowlton after he gave up tWp big Then thedelense took sJxTaft the Rangers ajUpwed Weve been ready for that kind of rmjwst Sepeda wins decision as pro boxing debuts By Jason Chlapek Staff Writer Professional boxing was the hit of New Braunfels For the first the pros came to town and put on a show for approximately 500 fans at the civic The main event featured IBA Featherweight Champi on Manuel Sepeda of San Marcos against Deandre King of Fort The match went all six rounds and Sepe da came away with a unani mous King came to the ring to a chorus of while Sepeda walked into the ring witti crpwd standing and cheep Once the hi sounded it was all He punished King with uppereuts and bjpws to the Mng atop lauded some big but the judges went with the In the cprmain Roman Trejo of Sian Marcos fpught Arturs paya los of Laredo p a lightweight junior featherweight Gabriel Valdez and heavy weight Ian German All three fighters hail from San Anto Martinez traded gloves with crosstown rival Mark who took Martinez to the The two traded punches throughout their fourround but Mar tinez was awarded the deci San Antonios Luis Muriel opposed While nei ther man fought weU enough tp both fought well enough not to The match ended In a ichoolcraft was not as for The Assassin suf fered a knockout just two minutes into the Sehooteraft debuted against also of San The bout was hard fought by both who bloodied ppponent to the floor early in me first When Lopez got he pwijsjjed blpwstq the head that put the rooJae on his baefe twee The thjrd time was the charm for Lopez as SchooJ eraft spit his bloodied earned a umnimous thus giving Lopez the ture4 the pro dfibuts of light on Barn Bani Promotion put
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