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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 26, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas Page November 2005 Dennis Saur roots for his Canyon SPORTS COMING SUNDAY lite next round A look ahead for SV HERALDZHTUNG To have your sports event publi contact Will Wright at or by email at E DAILY Canyon hosts Smlthson VaJley Cougars welcome Rangers in Comal boys hoop Time Cougarette Classic begins Canyons annual girls basketball tournament features nine area Time 11 RaitgenMaverfcftn rematch District 265A cochamps face each other far 5AII Region IV Time Aggies give Horns all they can handle before 4029 COLLEGE STATION AP Bat tered and Vince Young and 2 Texas are still undefeated and a step closer to the Rose Even if it was a much tougher step than most While far from Young arid the Long horns were good enough to keep their national tide hopes intact with a tough 4029 win over Texas on Ramonce Taylor ran for two touch Cedric Griffin returned a blocked punt for a score and the Longhorns survived Youngs shakiest game of the The Heisman Trophy candidate wasnt even the best quarterback on the field against the and for die first Ume since Texas won at Ohio State by diree way back in Septem die Longhorns had to put in a full 60 minutes off work to notch the I was never Thats not Young thats not even in our Young is one of the leading con tenders for die Heisman but freshman Stephen McGee made the plays and provided the inspirational leadership the Long horns usually get from their quar Starting in place of injured senior Reggie McGee ran for 108 yards and a pair of touchdowns as made a strong run at pulling off one of the biggest upsets in a 111 yearold I wanted to have fun and lead diese I want to do it with every thing I said who raised his arms after both of his touchdowns to whip up the excited home Im already I know Ill be sore Young came in likely needing a big game to keep pace with USCs Reggie Bush in die Heisman chase and his penchant for making big plays in Texas biggest games seemed to guarantee he struggled against a defense ranked 109th in die country widi 162 yards 19 rushing and two turnovers diat led direcdy to Aggies He did throw for a touchdown and led two key late drives for field There are some great guys in die for the Young I just want to keep playing and keep may the best man Despite Youngs off Texas 80 moves on to the Big 12 dde game next Saturday against the winner of die North Win that game and die Longhorns are a lock for a return trip die Rose Bowl on 4 to play for die Bowl Cham pionship Series The Aggies 35 did every diing they could to spoil those Behind McGee and die punishing running of 265pound freshman Jor vorski die Aggies had die Long horns reeling before finally running out of gas late in die fourth Lane ran for 104 yards on 17 See Page 9A SV thrashes returns to quarterfinals special teams come up big in 5628 win By Will Wright Sports Editor SMITHSON ry Hill doesnt mind if his team gives up a lot of yards as long as die Rangers do die lit de things right to Thats exactly what hap pened against Laredo United in Fridays Class 5A Division II regional as the Rangers special teams and defense paved die way for die offense in a 5628 rout of die Longhorns before at Ranger The Rangers had diree kick off returns lead to touch downs and a rumble recovery lead to another as Smithson Valley turned a 147 deficit into a 3514 lead at Smidison Valley tacked on two more touchdowns for 42 unanswered points and a 49 14 advantage widi left in die third Smidison Valley 121 is in die state quarterfinals for die sixth time in eight The Rangers will play District 265A foe San Antonio Madi son 112 for die second time diis season in die Region IV tide game at 1 Saturday at Comalander Lare do which had never gone this deep in the state ends its season 11 The teams combined for over yards widi United totaling 453 yards and die kicking game tiiat jump started die as Clay Fullers 72yard return set up Smithson Valleys first score and Andrew Sendejos 36 yarder set up the No one ever talks about special want to know how many returning starters you have on defense and Hill But we have our two deep snap pers and kickers and every body returning kicks back from last We spend a lot of time on and it might have made the difference Smidison Valley countered Garzas 30yard scoring run and 46yard TD toss to DAVID Smithson Valleys Blane Oertli Kendal Volz 9 and Matt Pfister 15 make a meal out of Laredo United quarter back David Garza during the Rangers 5628 victory over the Longhorns Friday in the teams Class 5ADivision II regional semifinal game at Ranger Smidison Valley tallying a sea sonhigh But the Rangers initially had a tough time solv ing die Longhorns passhap py akin to the attack Round Rock Westwood had in its 3715 seasonopening loss to Smithson Valley in United quarterback David Garza completed 25 of 38 passes for 307 but got most of it in the first two drives of the Smidison Valley countered widi a stellar performance by junior quar terback Bryan who com pleted 18 of 19 passes for 209 Hill passed under the Long horns hitting nine differ ent receivers for None of his passes went for more than 20 but the sum total took its His son wasnt quite but the coach said hell take it all die Why did he have tiiat one He shouldnt have had Hill jokingly said of Bryans one But tiiey were laying off of us and we were throwing We should have had a high but Bryan did a good job of deciding when to That was a big Hill wound up with three scoring with one to Stephen Hall and two others to Cody who led Rangers receivers with eight catches for 82 But it was m of 7 and 5 yards m the first Ryan Moczygembas rumble recov ery set up Hills 1 yard plunge that made it 2114 widi left in die second Cody McKinneys 18yard run had helped set up that which turned die tide for the We finally got die momen tum back in our We hadnt stopped them yet and tiiey hadnt stopped Hill added But we didnt want to get into trading touchdowns with But that rumble recovery and tiien we got die big that seemed to get us Sendejos 20yard kickoff return set up Hills 10yard scoring toss to and another short drive was capped by Hills 13yarder to Beyer that made it 3514 widi 56 seconds left in die first See Page 9A Cougars beat reach quarters ALEX Monitor Canyon defenders Brian Hidalgo Dustin Schuetz Matt Conklin 23 and Jerns Springfield 9 bring down EdcouchElsa quarterback Jorge Rubio 5 during the Cougars 3810 victory over theYellowiackets Friday in the teams Class 4ADivision II regional semifinal playoff in Corpus By John Allen Sports Correspondent CORPUS CHRISTI two weeks of secondhalf dra Canyon was preparing to end the streak Friday night in the Class 4ADivision II Region IV Then Cougars quarterback Kunz ended up on the wrong end of a helmettohel met Dazed for the Kunz went to the sideline and last years Cameron found him self in the middle of die sea sons important drive to date and trailing The senior ran for 33 of the final 48 yards on the including die goahead touch as die Cougars handed EdcouchElsa its first loss of die at Bucca neer Canyon 121 advances to meet Corpus Christi Calallen 121 in the regional title game next weekend at a site and time yet to be deter Camerons a pretty good Cougars head coach Les Davis He was our starter last year and for die good of the team moved to He still gets some time at and were comfortable with him in Davis also likes having Henk on where the safety had a tackle for loss and end ed an EdcouchElsa scoring threat with an interception in the end zone in the fourth The Cougars defense gave up two scoring drives in die first 13 but did not allow a first down in die sec ond and third Early in the game EdcouchElsa quarterback Jorge Rubio made a great run on the Davis But we settled The kids adjusted on the The linebackers did a better job of taking good Eric Skolaut and Adrian Hilburn also had intercep tions for Skolaut returned his off a tipped pass 30 yards for a fourthquarter Matt Conklin forced a fumble and had two tackles for While Rubio tallied 110 yards total offense in the first he had only 101 the rest of the Edcouch Elsa running back Ronnie VU who had more tiian yards rushing on the had only four yards Friday With die defense settling die offense churned behind die offensive line and running hack Chase We havent given Chase as many carries as he is used to getting the last couple of Davis he got his and sooner or later hes going to break Wilke did just that to open See Page 9A