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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 19, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas HEYMANN    FLEENER    YANCY    REED    A.    NATAL    CAMPBELL HANZ PORTERIE LONGORIA TONEY COOK All-district 13-4A D. MILLETT RIVERS SULLIVAN CODY SIERRA ELLIS iifl WAGNER Hffrald-Zfitung Thursday, December 19,1985    Page 7ALocal players grab honors on teams More than half of the 13-4A All-District team is made up of Canyon and New Braunfels players, with fifteen selected to the team while 16 others are honorable mention selections. Nine New Braunfels players and six Canyon plarers were chosen to the 30-member first team All the teams were selected by the district coaches. The five Unicorns named to the offensive team are running back Stephen Millett, receiver Leon Sneed, tight end Damon Millett, center Erie Rivers and lineman Mike Sullivan. Damon Millett is a two-way selection, being named to the defensive team as a linebacker. The other New Braunfels defensive selections are linemen Keith Cook, linebacker J.T. Cody and defensive back Stephen Hanz. Canyon’s four offensive all-district players are quarterback Kody Smith, tight end Todd Banks, punter Ben Garcia and lineman Alton Ellis. Garcia was also named to the defensive all-district team as a back. The other defensive selection for the Cougars is lineman Scott Wagner. Honorable mention selections for New Braunfels are quarterback Victor Sierra, offensive linemen Larry Longoria and Darrin Toney, defensive lineman Sullivan, and defensive backs Claude Porterie and Barry Baker. Honorable mention honorees on offense for Canyon are running backs Scott Wagner and Wade Jankowski, receiver Scott Smith, center Marc Heymann, and linemam Ted Fleener. Cougar defensive honorable mention selections are lineman Chris Yancy, linebacker Bobby Reed, and defensive backs Albert Natal, Brad Campbell and Hector Martinez. Other offensive all-district players are running backs Patt Hall of Kerrville Tivy and Robert Thompson of Lockhart, receiver Bruce Jenschke of Fredericksburg, kicker Tommy Fuege of Fredericksburg, offensive linemen Jimmy Albarado of Hays, Greg Can-nop of Lockhart and Mickey Johnson and Greg Grothues of Fredericksburg. Other defensive all-district players are linemen Randy Covey of Hays, Mickey Johnson of Fredericksburg, Hunter Bobbitt of Kerrville Tivy and Justin Creighton of Lockhart, linebackers Mario Garcia of Kerrville Tivy and Galen Cox of Hays, and defensive backs Michael Grizzle of Hays, Todd Enderlin of Fredericksburg and Phillip White of Kerrville Tivy. The other offensive honorable mention selections are quarterbacks Bubba Kanemeier (Lockhart), Britt Leissner (Kerrville Tivy) and Drew Hardin (Fredericksburg), running backs Tim Stuewe (Fredericksburg) and Thirman Dimery (Kerrville Tivy), receiver Kelly Rhoden (Kerrville Tivy), tight ends Paul Till (Lockhart), Craig McGinnis (Kerrville Tivy) and Randy Covey (Hays), punter Todd Enderlin (Fredericksburg), centers Gary Mosier (Lockhart), Carl Laning (Kerrville Tivy) and Brad White (Hays) and linemen Kyle Harten (Hays) and Tommy Crenwelge (Fredericksburg). The other defensive honorable mention selections are linemen Tommy Sebera (Fredericksburg), Richard Spiller and Hunter Hitch (Hays) and Brian Sralia and Pat Hall (Kerrville Tivy), linebackers James Campos and James Stanley (Lockhart), Travis West and Richard Klein (Fredericksburg), Darren Mills (Hays) and Alfonso Lopez and Dominic Edmonds (Kerrville Tivy), and backs Tommy Juarez (Lockhart), Thirman Dimery (Kerrville Tivy) and Tim Stuewe (Fredericksburg t,NB: Messes turned into opportunities lyBIVII IMI Sparta editor Some of the darkest moments of New Braunfels’ 1985 football season turned Into some of the biggest. Potential disaster — Victor Sierra's broken collarbone, an injury that sidelined the all-state candidate from the second district game to the first round of the playoffs Resolution — The Unicorns pulled together. “That was really about the time we started coming together as a team," Coach Jim Streety said. "The guys said they still had to get it done, and they did " Potential disaster — Losing a fumble on the Unicorn 37 late in the third quarter of the game with Gregory-Portland, then missing a pass for two points after pulling within one point at 21-20 in the fourth quarter. Resolution — An 85-yard touchdown drive that may become the most famous march in Unicorn football history. New Braunfels converted two long-yardage situations and two fourth downs on the drive. "That typified the kind of team we had," Streety said. Potential disaster — Whipping the state’s No Pranked team in the state everywhere except the scoreboard in the state semifinals. Resolution — Good impressions on enough college scouts to earn New Braunfels players as many as half a dozen college scholarships. New Braunfels started the 1985 season standing out for all to see The Unicorns were picked by just about everyone to win the district, and one publication picked the team to win the region as well. But nothing is as easy as it sounds in August. The Unicorns had to build a defense without a lot of experience, and they had to put together an often sive line. Having Mike Sullivan, who has been called one of the four best high school linemen in the state, helped on both sides of the ball. Sullivan led the offensive line as it matured and learned to play together, and he helped the defense turn into one of New Braunfels’ best. Several players who came into the season opener with Travis without Statistics Teem statistics NB Opponents 390 . . . Points ... 166 81 First quartet 2f 128 Second quarter 42 79 Third quartet 4C 102 ..... Fourth quaffer .......61 235 ........ First downs 183 60 ......... by pass 52 162 by run 106 13 by penalty 33 168 .. per <pme .....131 622 3428 Rushes yards 491 2040 44 245 per game 35 146 1376 Passing yards . 1186 98.......... . . pet game ....... 85 1001755 . . Passes 9224517 39 1408 Punts yards 51 1690 36 I........ Average punting 33 I Fumbles lust 5231 105818 ...... Penalties yards 58490 8 58 2 per game ..... 4 36 0 longest scoring drive 98 yet de vs I Lockhart Longest saying play Enc Sc tv oe dei 97 yaids vs Lock halt Individual Rushing Player Att Vda I Avg PG TO Stephan Millett 313 2036 6 5 146 27 Stephen Hanz 105 484 4 6 34 5 Enc Schroeder ____ 49 345 7 0 25 5 Ryan Purdy ..... 89 332 37 24 4 Kevin Walker ..... 13 109 83 8 1 Alan Matney .....19 50 26 4 0 J T Cody 5 43 86 3 0 Batty Bakal 5 21 30 2 0 Victor Sierra ..... 31 11 0 3 I Totals •22 342* 5 5 246 43 Passing Player Comp Att Int Vda PGA TD Victor Sierra . . 82 140 4 1188 84 8 8 Alan Matney 15 28 0 126 90 I S Millett .241 36 2 6 0 Leon Sneed I 2 0 26 18 1 Barry Baker 0 2 0 0 OO 0 Totals IOO 176 6 1376 SI 2 IO Receiving Player Rec Vda Avg PGA TD Leon Snead ..... 39 672 17 2 48 4 Stephen Millett 21 250 119 18 0 Batty Baker 12 149 124 11 1 Damon Millett ...... 9 143 15 9 IO 3 Ryan Purdy . . . .......4 46 115 3 0 Stephen Hana . 6 41 68 3 0 Victor Sierra 2 30 150 2 1 Craig Compton ........2 20 IOO 2 0 Kavm Walker ......1 5 50 0 Kevin Webb .. ........I 3 30 0 Tim Zipp .......1 3 30 0 Totals IOO 1176 13 8 98 2 9 Scoring Player TD EG XP Tot Stephen Millett 29 0 I 176 Stephen Hanz .............7 0 0 42 varsity experience turned into all- leon Sneed Vtctoi Sierra Enc Schroeder Damon Millet* Ryan Purdy Barry Baker Kevin Walker Kevin Web)* Larry Longoria Tim Zuni Bobby Douglas Total* 4 2 5 4 4 2 I 0 0 0 0 ss 8 32 19 31 0 30 1    26 0 24 0 12 0 32 390 Game-bygame Here are game by game highlights of the New Braunfels Unicorns 1985 football seasonUnicorns 13 Travis 12 in a typical New Braunfels opener, the defense rattled but didn't fad apart and the offense struggled And as he would several times during the season Stephen Millett came up with the big play in this case, a kickoff return for a touchdown to win the game with less than two minutes left rn the fourth quarterUnicorns 21 Seguin 8 In what Coach Jim Streety called the Unicorns' best game of the non district schedule New Braunfels drove 80 yards twice in the first haft to subdue the Matadors, who dtdn I score until late in the game after pummelling Clemens the week before. “It was a lot better from the first game to the second game." Streety saidUnicorns 35 Gonzales 0 Gonzales came out with a new offense and a new defense, throwing the Unicorns for a loop in the first half After halftime adjustments, New Braunfels scored 20 points in the third quarter Barry Baker helped blunt Gonzales wide open passing attack by intercepting four passesUnicorns 27 Alamo Heights 18 An on agam, oft again perform anc a on the road was probably a carryover from the good per formances the or ev to us two weeks "We played well most of the time, but not all." Slraety said "We still weren t there yet si the offensive lineUnicorns 35 Clemens 8 Quarterback Victor Sierra came into his own against the Buffs, who committed themselves to stopping Millett Sierra threw for 252 yards and three touchdowns, including 151 yards to Leon Sneed. "This was about the time I thought we started approaching what (thought we could be." Stmety said New Braunfels completed its third straight undefeated non district schedule with the victoryUnicorns 32 Lockhart 0 New Braunfels exploded into the district season by running up and down the field on the Lions and bottling up tailback Robert Thompson "Our defense was really fired up and they played ext eptmnally well." Streety saidUnicorns 33 Canyon 14 The Unicorns avenged their only regular season loss of 1964 by taking a 27 0 halftime lead with a relentless attack Sierra went down with a broken collar bo ne late in the first half Aft ar the Cougars raffled for two touchdowns in the second half, Millett killed the rally with a kickoff return for a touchdown Until Victor got hurt, that was the best game we played in district, Streety said "This was a game we had pointed to rn oui preparations because we felt it was going to be us and Canyon going to the playoffs and rf we were going to be district champ*, we had to be ready "Unicorns 20 Kerrville Tivy 0 Naw Braunfels snapped back after the emotional Carryon game with a solid performance on a rainy, cold night Backup quarterback Alan Matney performed admirably rn th# poor con ditions. and th# Unicorn defense had the Antlers rn a strangehold ail night ' Beginning Math the Kerrville game. we got a little more conservative on offense, Streety said But our defense got more conservative too They shut out Kerrville and did a great rob on FredericksburgUnicorns 34 Fredericksburg 8 The Billies passing gam* cams n^it at the Unicorns but New Braunfels marched the bail at wilt on Fredericksburg's defense The Unicorns gained 312 yards on the ground and th# defense allowed only 56. Tbs victory clinched die first piece playoff barth and gave Streety his 100th career victoryUnicorns 19 Hays 16 New Braunfels flat atter clinching as playoff berth the week before struggled against the fired up Rebels "They got a couple of touch downs on turnovers and Mays played well," Streety said We had to fight to we this one," The outcome wasn't clinched until the game's final rn nu reUnicorns 45 Uvalde 14 Just about everything went right and by design    as the Unicorns swamped th# unbeaten Coyotes We were scared to death and that had a lot to do with the way we played Streety said Wa dido t know if we could make a first down much less score * But the defense came up with the big play, as Damon Millett returned a fumble 45 yards for a touchdown, and it was oft to the races New Braunfels led 24 7 af the halfUnicorns 28 Gregory-Portland 21 In what will be called The Dr tv# tor years to come New Braunfels marched 85 yards rn 15 plays in the fourth quarter to beet the Wildcats I think that drive against Gregory Portland was probably one of the more impressive things that s happened since I ve been here," Streety said "ft's something we ll remember for a long time Millett gamed 215 yards tor the second of three 200 plus yards game rn the playoffsUnicorns 27 Celadon 10 Drained by the emotional impact of (ha Gregory Portland game the Unicorns fsM behind IOO m the first quartet against the Wildcats “I don t think revenge is a good idea in the playoffs because 4 you gat even with one guy you've got somebody else the next week. Streety sard But New Braunfels regained its composure, took advantage of some breaks and took control of th# game with an 87 yard drive in the third quarter Mitten gained 201 yards and scored three timesTomball 32 Unicorns 21 New Braunfels dominated the game rn every category except one - the scot shoer d Tom belt s att state candidates halfback Bii>ba Greely and quarterback Lance Pavlas, wert overshadowed by Mitten and Sierra But a long interception return changed the momentum of the game m the thud quam* and the Unicorn# season ended on the chitty day in Houston district performers. "J.T. Cody came through at linebacker when we needed somebody, and he had a spectacular year," Streety said. "Keith Cook came through in the defensive line and he played like gangbusters from August to December.” The defense became a quick, hardhitting, deep unit. That depth showed during the season when a knee injury limited Sullivan to offense and when tackles Dicky Ortega and Eric Rivers were hurt and couldn’t play, and it also showed in the way New Braunfels could run fresh linebackers into the game at will On offense, the story was the offensive line As Sullivan. Rivers. Darrin Toney. Larry Longoria and Billy Lytton started to play as a unit, the offense got roiling. A big chunk of the offense came from Stephen Millett, who broke the school record for yardage in one season and had three games of more than 200 yards — despite not playing in the fourth quarter but twice until the playoffs Sierra s injury spoiled what was going to be an outstanding season, but it also showed what kind of team New Braunfels had "If you had told me in August that Sierra would go down for three and three-quarters of the district season and we d still go 13-0 going into the state semifinals, I would have said you were crazy,” Streety said. But behind junior Alan Matney. the Unicorns finished the season undefeated and barely challenged. Matney will lead a different looking New Braunfels team in 1986. There won’t be any Miiletts on the field, for one. There are won’t be Sullivan or Sierra or Cook However, there will be size Lots of it. "We’ve got our entire second team offensive line coming back," Streety said "And some good prospects, too ” Lettermen in the crucial offensive line are Paul Brotze. who played center in the Calallen playoff game; Chris Mager. Joe Vasquez, Mark Shafer and Brett Stahl From the junior varsity, the Unicorns will collect a group of 200-pounders for the offensive and defensive lines as well. That group includes Vance Bingham, Donald Kelly, Stephen Dietz, Michael Butts, Jeff Kunkei, Tommy Kiesling and Paul Kerkez New Braunfels will have some experience in the skill positions as well, with tailback Erie Schroeder, fullback Ryan Purdy, tight end Stacy Warner and receivers Leon Sneed, Kevin Walker and Tim Zipp back Schroeder gained 357 yards this season playing behind Millett On defense, linebackers Brotze, Stahl, Purdy and Chef Fenner are back, as is free safety Walker BANKS JW * MX MV OS MMI MR tx* GARCIA JANKOWKSKI S. SMITH S. MILLETT MARTINEZ (A BAKER K. SMITH ;

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