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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 10, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas Page 8A HERALDZEITUNG September 2005 The Navarro Panther keeps his eye on the football SPORTS COMING SUNDAY Next move for NB Unicorns are 03 and hurting for a S 38 To have your sports event publi contact Will Wright at or by email at THE DAILY NClvET Cowboys open season Dallas begins its 2005 NFL slate at AFC West champ San Diego Time FOX Astros close out road trip Houston plays at Milwaukee before beginning sevengame liomestand Time 1 KGNBAM1420 Canyon In home volley games Unicorns host Hays Lehman Cottgarettes welcome Lake Travis Time TSU seeking 20 start TEXAS STATE TSU quarterback Barrick Nealy threw for 160 yards and two scores and ran for 52 and another touchdown in a 3225 victory over Delta By Rick Breland Staff Writer SAN MARCOS Last Sat Texas State opened its 2005 season with a 3528 win at home over Delta If the Bobcats pull out a win today against Southern it will mark he first 20 start to the season for Texas State since If the Bobcats want to get they will need to see some improvement in play over their season We probably lead the con ference in lead the conference in defending the and probably lead in head coach David Bailiff Were looking for some big improvement from the first to second SOUTHERN UTAH 01 AT TEX AS STATE 10 6 Bobcat Stadium Radio KTSWFM Tickets at gate ABOUT THETHUNDERBIRDS Conference Great West Coach Was Meier 66 career 2004 record 65 Last year Southern Utah Texas State 28 Series 33 Outlook Southern Utah will be looking to rebound from its 3813 loss to Idaho Texas State will be looking to avenge last seasons 3128 loss on the Southern Utah boasts a high powered aerial attack looking to test the Bobcats while Texas State will be looking to have a balanced attack and avoid a Keys to victory for both teams will be cutting back on Last week the Thunderbirds had two drives stalled by thirddown penaltiesTexas State was penalized 14 times for 147 yards in its 3225 win over Delta Saying that the team needs to show improvement in some areas does not mean that this team is in The Bobcats showed last week they were a team capable of good We went 4for4 in the red zone last and that is Bailiff If youre just looking on the stat sheet you might say the defense looks they must be in great But when you look at the time of pos you see the defense wasnt on the Last week Texas States offense ate up the clock by running the ball 45 compared to just 25 attempts through the This week against Southern the Bobcats hope to have a little more equity in their playcall This week well probably be more Bailiff We ran the ball so much because that is what we felt the game Versus Southern Texas State will be facing a familiar challenge in that the Thun derbirds have an explosive offense that relies on an aeri al Last week in their 3813 loss to Idaho the Thunder birds accumulated all but six yards of their total offense through the Southern Utahs roster is geared towards a passoriented Zac Connors is a good They have two receivers that are very One is the other 64 theyre See Page 10A FRIDAYS SCORES Seguin New Braunfels 21 Canyon Austin McCallum 9 Smithson Valley Temple 6 Marion Randolph 7 Navarro Poth 28 Rangers Wildcats By Greg Wille Correspondent TEMPLE Temple fully knew that it was going to reave one tjo u gh bp p o rient on Eriday riight at Wildcat ijtadium tjlass 5A Bryan Hill 6 1 T 1 Val things turned the Wildcats had two enemies Rangers and them turnover deep in territory led direct Ijr to a touchdown in the games first and another giveaway four min later set up another TD as powerful Smithson Val ley blitzed the Wildcats ear ly en route to a 406 Temple committed four gained only 177 total and ajlowed 331 yards as its under firstyear head Trtiach Bryce Monsen fell to Davion Wright got loose a 98yard touchdown sprint to cut the Wildcats ictaficit to 266 midway through the third fiiit that was pretty much flie only highlight for their rew multiplespread Monsen gave Smithson Valley 30 cred Smithson coach Larry Hill jwhose team lost the 2004 Division II state champi qnship to Southlake Carroll on a lastsecond field goal was happy to beat Tem for the third team in the Hast four years but wasnt totally pleased with the Page 9A Matscomeback denies NB get past TT 1 J Unicorns slow offensively in 2421 defeat By Will Wright Sports Editor At the as the Seguin Matadors danced in victory on their all the New Braunfels could wonder was what if What if they hadnt squan dered field position in the first half What if they hadnt end ed each of their six firsthalf drives in punts What if critical penalties at critical times not continued Seguin scoring drives And what if the big Seguin plays at the end not happened Each of these whatifs will be dwelled upon this morn as the film sheds ample light on Friday nights 2421 loss to the Matadors at Uni corn Seguin didnt really look the better of the two but wound up with its first consecutive victo ries in the series since 1979 Theres no doubt that we dug ourselves a hole in the first New Braunfels coach Chuck Caniford We had a lot of mental and we didnt play very But the kids responded in the second half and we got ourselves out of New Braunfels firsthalf drives began on its the Seguin die Seguin its 42 its 45 and its The Unicorns came away with nothing and only 50 yards offense to show for Holding a 100 lead at half Seguin began to self destruct thanks to great plays by Unicorns An interception by Sammy Gonzalez of Seguin quarter back Caleb Ramos set up New Braunfels first on Zach Rhodes 35yard TD McCallum By Rick Breland Staff Writer AUSTIN Chase Wilke ran for 174 yards and two touch downs to lead Canyon to its at d consecu tive a 149 victory 0 v e r Chase Austin Wilke MANDY Seguins Marcus Greenwood 44 and Logan Johnson 9 pursue New Braunfels quar terback Zach Rhodes during the Matadors 2421 victory over the Unicorns Friday With left in the third a fumble recovered by New Braunfels Nick Ayala set up New Braunfels on the Seguin but Carl Gerkens 36yard field goal attempt fell Rashad Alexanders tip of a pass sure to fall into the hands of a Seguin receiver denied the Matadors a conversion and subsequent After New Braunfels converted for only the second time in 10 thirddown Levi Blake man dusted his coverage for a 32yard TD pass that put the Unicorns up 1410 with left in the When Seguins next drive ended with Brooks Radla tack ling the punter after a bad snap starting the Unicorns on the Matadors the sharks were indeed Jeremy Erbens 8yard catch from Rhodes made it 2110 with left in the That really gave them the said Seguin coach Jim The tiling that could have happened with us is that we would throw it that we would accept the mistakes and let them beat But our kids are not like Seguin 21 still couldnt mount any offense on its fourth series and wound up giving it up on But when Rhodes was intercepted by Seguins Ian Mata and the ball returned to the New See Page 9A McCal lum at House Park Friday I felt like tonight we did nt play a very crisp ball McCallum had a lot to do with coach Les Davis We had to fight back in the second half and got the job The game turned out to be exactly what it was billed as four quarters of smash mouth For the second week in a the Cougars defense shut down another star tail This it was McCallums Jerald Cooper who came into the game with nearly 400 yards of but finished the night with just 45 yards on 13 You cant say enough about the Davis said They were put in some bad spots all night but the defense really rose to the Canyons defense came up with several big but perhaps the nights biggest was a fourth down and 1 stop late in the third quarter with Canyon 30 leading 63 and McCallum Canyon turned the ball See Page 9A New Braunfels goes 20 in 274A SV faUs to Churchill in 3 By David Rupkalvis News Editor New Braunfels took anoth er step toward redemption with a dominating 2522 victory over Lake Travis Coupled with a victory over Canyon earlier this the Unicorns 20 in Dis trict 274A sent a statement early in district play that they intend to return to the state tournament this Amy Muddleston led a dominating offensive attack with 17 Lacey Redwine pounded 7 kills and added three blocks and three Rachel Brown had 33 assists and two aces and Tay lor Jonas added seven kills and 14 New Braunfels will host Hays Lehman Tuesday SA Churchill Smithson Valley 0 SMITHSON Smithson Valley volleyball team proved it is much but also learned just haw far it needed to go in the districtopening match against San Antonio Churchill The Rangers pushed high lyranked Churchill in District 265A in all three games but dropped a 2522 Megan Herring led Smith son Valley with 12 Jessie Hartman added 30 Dana Mecke had 11 digs and Desi Baker had two blocks and two Marion Randolph 1 The Marion Bulldogs played one of their best games of the season in a 18 2512 victory over Ran dolph Kelsey Luddeke led the Bull dogs 58 with six kills and sev en and Tracey Beicker had sk kills and 11 Sabri na Luensmann had 8 digs and Becca Hay added six