New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 3, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
Four Comal County football players were chosen to the All-District 26-4A first-team which was released Monday.
Smithson Valley, which finished fourth in the district despite losing to the two playoff teams by a total of nine points, had three defensive players named to the first team by the opposing coaches.
All three were two-way starters who have played' for the Ranger varsity since their sophomore year of 1989.
Jason Boss was an unanimous selection at defensive lineman, with the senior nose guard moving to that position this season after playing linebacker and end last year.
Boss played nose guard essentially every down despite also having to play on offense all the time, leading the team in rushing for the third year in a row from his fullback position.
Mike Dwyer was voted to the first team at defensive end. The 6-1, 225-pound defender was the Rangers' biggest starter, and has been a force for Smithson Valley ever since moving up to the varsity during his sophomore season.
Jason LaRue, also a senior, was selected by the opposing coaches at linebacker. LaRue led the team in tackles for the second year in a row, and was a standout linebacker in a dis
trict heavily populated at that position.
Canyon’s one first-team selection was also the county's only representative on the offensive A11-26-4A team.
Miguel Martinez, who moved to receiver from running back early in the district season, was rewarded with first-team recognition.
The senior led the Cougars in rushing, scoring and receiving for the season. He caught 25 passes for 202 receiving yards, while rushing for 456 yards and scoring 56 points.
Also being selected to the first team on offense were quarterback Jamey Whitlock of Hays and running backs Anthony Hubbard of Bastrop, Tobie Dylla of Clemens and Shawn Wilson of Lockhart. All of the running backs chosen played fullback. Hubbard and Dylla were both unanimous selections — the only ones on the offensive team.
Bastrop's Larry Mulrain and Lockhart’s MacArthur Carter were voted to the team at tight end, while Hays’ Michael Daggs and Trace Shelton earned first-team recognition along with Martinez at receiver. •
Bastrop’s Jason Mouser, Clemens’ George Hudson and Lockhart’s Chase Allen made the team at guard, while Bastrop's Daniel Price and Meldon Ervin and Lockhart’s Felipe Car-rizalez were selected at tackle. Clint Pearson of Bastrop was chosen as the team’s center.
In addition to Boss, Clemens’ Mike Myers and Hays’ Chad Dube were selected unanimously as first-team defensive linemen. Bastrop’s Craig Peterson also was voted to the first team.
At defensive end, Lockhart’s Issac Rodriguez and Bastrop’s Bertram Benford joined Dwyer on the first team.
Accompanying LaRue on the first team at linebacker were Darin Hofferichter of Clemens, Michael Zapata of Lockhart and Albert Warren of Bastrop.
Five defensive backs were chosen to the first team: Clemens’ Scan Alvarez, Hays’ Matt McKinney, Bastrop’s Eric Calloway and Daniel Williams and Lockhart’s Leonard Jones.
On special teams, Bastrop’s Mike Mueller was chosen at kicker, while Hays’ Thomas Dcwan was voted the team’s punter.
Two of the Smithson Valley first-team players also received second-team mention on offense, with four of their Ranger teammates being voted to the second team at five positions.
Doc York was selected as a two-way second team starter, with the senior lineman earning recognition at guard and defensive tackle.
Jason Long, a junior, was selected as the second-team quarterback behind Whitlock.
Jeremy Stewart was voted to the second team at defensive back, after playing cornerback and safety dining the season.
Walker Steubing received second-team honors at offensive tackle, after moving to that position from tight end early in the season.
Boss led the second-team choices at running back, while Dwyer was the second-team caner.
The opposing coaches voted for four second-team selections from Canyon, including a second mention for Martinez.
Jose Castillo, a senior nose guard, led the balloting among the second-team defensive linemen.
Free safety Trey Daffin, a junior, was voted to the second-team defensive backfield.
Anthony Bueno, a senior, was chosen as a second-team kicker after converting all of his extra points during district. The Cougars dominated the second team in the specialisms category, with Martinez voted at punter.
Earning second-team recognition from the other district teams were running backs Paul Alvarado of Hays, Pemell Barnett and Darryll Black of Bastrop, and Alvarez and Randy Wright of Clemens.
The Buffaloes’ Tim McGowan was named
the second-team tight end. while his teammate Chris Moore aid Lockhart’* Ray Kane racier were chosen at wide out.
On the line. Hays* Dale Vervcr and. Bastrop’s Ray Cho mar d joined the Rangers’ York at guard, while Clemens’ Fred Garcia was selected along with Steubing at tackle.
On the defensive line along with Castillo and York were Bastrop’s Daryl Owens. Lockhart’s Chauncey Franks, Clemens’ Steve Wallace and Hays' Damiano Ramirez.
At defensive end. Hays' Mark Maples and Lockhart's Kris Frey earned second-team mention.
The district's sec end-team linebackers were Tony Jacobs of Clemens, Frank Lockhart of Hays and Wilbert Reed of Bastrop.
Joining Stewart and Daffin in the second team secondary were Clemens’ Tim Witt, Hays’ Daggs and Lockhart’s Damion Branch.
Clemens’ Chris Moore was selected ai kicker along with Bueno.
Smithson Valley’s honorable mentions were LaRue at running back. Stewart at receiver. Long at cornerback and Walter Cor-daro ai kicker.
Earning honorable mention for Cany cm were Bueno at receiver. Ray Poenitzch at cen ta, sophomore Mike Johnson at guard. Blukc Soechting at defensive end and Johnny Schaas at linebacker.Martinez, 3 Rangers make all-district team
SWC coaches upset by McWilliams’ exit
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
A Southwest Conference coaching colleague expressed disgust that David McWilliams was forced out as University of Texas football coach and said it doesn't speak well for a supposed commitment to recent NCAA reforms.
"It stinks,” Rice Coach Fred Goldsmith said Monday after McWilliams stepped down. "It still comes back to the same stinking wins and losses. They cut scholarships, but when you get people hurt and don’t have players to replace them, they fire the coach."
McWilliams, 49, announced his decision after a scries of weekend meetings with athletic director DeLoss Dodds, his assistant coaches and many of his players.
McWilliams led the Longhorns to the SWC title in 1990 and was voted the league’s coach of the year.
TCU Coach Jim Wacker said he was stunned by the announcement.
"I was totally shocked. I had no idea. They were in the Cotton Bowl just a year ago. Boy, it’s a crazy profession. The only thing is that we knew it was that way when we got into it. That doesn't make it any easier,’’ Wacker said.
"I was shocked because when I think of the University of Texas, I think of David McWilliams,” said Southern Methodist Coach Tom Rowley.
McWilliams has been a pan of Longhorns legend for more than 25 years, first as a star center
and linebacker in the early 1960s, then as an assistant from 1970-85 and as head coach from 1987 until Monday.
"I know that he has as much orange blood as anybody," Rossley said. "He’s a fine person. You hate to sec anybody leave the profession under pressure."
McWilliams was 38-30 in six seasons, including 7-4 in his first year as a head coach, at Texas Tech in 1986, and 31-26 at Texas.
Texas Tech Coach Spike Dykes, who was defensive coordinator under McWilliams at Tech, said McWilliams "is what the Southwest Conference is all about."
"He wanted to coach at Texas all his life. Texas was his dream and his school," Dykes said. “He did one of the best coaching jobs in the country last year. This year they had some injuries. It’s just a shame it has to end this way because David is long on character and commitment. ’ ‘
Dykes said McWilliams "stood for all the things that are right. Doing it for the kids, morality, honesty. And he was a fierce competitor ”
That were reports that one of the reasons McWilliams is gone was his reluctance u> shed some of his assistants at Texas.
"David McWilliams is a people pa son, Dykes said. "He is a loyal, loyal person when be is your friend. Every job al a major university ta a good job, but it’s a hard job. You have u> please a loi of different people at a lot of different levels.’
Baylor coach Gram Teaff. the dean of SWC coaches, has been friends with Mc Williams since the mid-1960s, when Teat! was coaching at McMuny College in Abilene and McWilliams was coach at Abilene High School.
"Fran of all. it’s a sad day for me.’’ TeaIT said. "I have great respect for David. Our relationship goes back all those years to Abilene.
"I think he is the epitome of honesty and integrity m our profession. I’m sad to see a man of that quality and call ba not in our profession anymore. I don't think anybody could characterize him as a loser til any stretch of the imagination.”
McWilliams was rewarded with a 5-year eai-uact alia guiding the Longhorns to the IVV I Cotton Bowl, "so obviously everybody believed he could do the job,” Tealf said.
Teaf f A Bons routed Texas 50-7 al Austin in 198V in what many consider ibm worst loss in school history.
"We talked .alei that game, oral I said, David, I’m sorry about that score, " lead said. "And he said, ‘Grant, you and I had nothing to do with that score.' He didn t bold it against ag,
Thiough die years I don't think I ve bad a betta friend ut the coaching profession,'' I tad added.
ll s a sad day ta me, aud I think fa the conference. And ta college taxOali. It's a sud, sad dg>.” SMU Athletic Directa Honest Gregg said, "it happened so sudden. I Junk t just caught every* body off-balance.''
Eagle defense keeps Houston from title
HOUSTON (AF) — Jim McMahan’s tendinitis-wrack od right elbow gave Jeff Kemp's career a shot in the arm in the Astrodome.
And Philadelphia’s Seth Joyner-led defense did its part too.
Kemp, claimed off waivers Oct. 16, came off the bench in the third quarter to throw a 21-yard touchdown pass to Keith Jackson md direct a IO-minute drive that lifted Philadelphia to a 13-6 victory over Houston Monday night.
"You are constantly preparing for the next opportunity," Kemp said. "My emeer has been so slow in deve
loping and it's been so bizarre. I've had a lot of opportunities and I just tried to stay prepared, to be ready for the next chance '
The Eagles defense, ranked No. I in the NFL, brutal ired Houston's offense.
Ernest Givin! left the game with a broken nose aid Drew Hill suffered a concussion.
The Oilers, averaging 392.9 yards per game before Monday night, wrested only 247 from the Eagles defense that grabbed five fumbles from the Oilers and finally emerged
from a 3-0 halftime deficit in the thud quarter,
"We felt they woukl complete balls aid when they did complete diem we waited to bit them hard aul make them pay." Philadelphia Coach Kith Koine said "We played boid NHI. football tonight
The Eagles (8 5) kept alive their hope* of gaming the playoffs aul die Oilers (9 4) missed a Ounce for the set,aul week in a row to clinch durn first ever AK’ ( ennui Division tide Houston took a I 0 on the fund play of the first half tat a 42 yod field goal
SA Riders to visit NE on Wednesday
The San Antonio Riders, who arc currently in the middle of an eigfu-city tour of Central Texas. will make several stops in New Braunfels on Wednesday.
Vive-.PrcxideniAJeneril Manager John f Vier sui t aul Coach Mike Riley wdl be accompanied by players aul other club stall members throughout the tour.
The Wald League of Aurei teat Football usual wdl make its first mm at Canyon Middle School at 8:30 ain.
The Kakis t cpi emulative* wdl jieu vuu the Rotary Club Lunc
heon at the New Braunfels Seniors’ Center a 11:45 a m.
The local tour wilt continue ut the afternoon with a visit to New Braunfels Middle School at 2 pm., and conclude with a stop at Wal-Mart to benef it the Blue Santa Toy Collection.
The tour begat Monday ut Austin, with the Riders vialing San Marcos today. After die scheduled activities in New Braunfels fa Wednesday, the lean will visa Seguin, Basti up. Ken Ville, t rader-ic tubing aul Boerne.
Mets sign Bonilla
by Al Del Greco.
Huger Ruzek’s ii-yard I kid god with 7:47 gone in the thud qua ta tied Ute gauc aud with 6:18 to go, Kemp dtrcw a 2l->ad puss to Jackson at 'he guanine aud the Eagle light cud lolled into the cud zone with safety Bo Orlando hanging auto his waist.
While Kemp filled rn fa Mc Ma hun, Joyner was leading the league’s No. I Jinked defense hi terrorizing die Oiler offense. Joyner recovered two fumbles, faced two more, defended two passes aud had two oaks for 17 yards Ut losses.
\JbW YURK vAJr*) — OU Nov. 18, a day alia meeting with Bobby Boudin, New 'turk Gala a1 Manager Ai Hat aam »uu the oufWkkt a Mas iUsoy With the free agau’s name ma,bcd the b*,K.
ll look two week* and $29 audion belue Boudin agreed to weal the urn • fa rn. Bus filially, af Va a frenzied HU* team negotiation, the Mel* won the biggest bidding war in the hasta) of U.S. team sports.
Buat Ba, a 28r year mid outfielder who left the Kiubwgh Fumes to become a free agent, agreed late Mon day to a five year conn aet
’New Yak City was in my heart," Botella *aal from hts home ut Hi adeu • iou, Fla, "U U be hard to knock the smile off my Orc."
The $5 8 million annual average value lops the previous record of S5.380.2S0, od by pitcher Roger CW mens Ut the four-year extension he beauts with the Boston Red Sox next
The total amount of Buuila’s deal breaks the previous iccurd set by outfielder Jose Gurneeu in his five-year, $23.5 iiuUtou cumaci with ilk vhtkUnd A title uc s.
"I’m going lo probably take a la ut (lack fa this one," Hor axin said. "I’m sure some people are going lo we this as irresponsible. Bul it was obvious we had to do it to get Bobby here.”
Bonilla turned down California * oiler of $273 million fa five years and Philadelphia's proposal of $26 uulliui fa five years..
In six rnruQff league seasons. Bautta has 116 home runs (19.3 per season) and 526 RBIs (87.6).
last Wednesday, New Yak signed first baseman Eddie Murray to a $7.5 miltton, two-year contract. Bonilla joins Muri ay, Howard Johnson and Gregg Jefferies to give the Met* four impressive switch-hitters in the middle of their lineup.