New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 16, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas
Wilson heads all-state list
By KARI MITCHELL Sports editor
New Braunfels tailback Earl Wilson, tight end Rick Schultz and defensive lineman Tim Doty were named to the Texas Sports Writers Association’s 4-A all-state team Friday.
Wilson, a senior named to the first team for the second consecutive year, rushed for 1,780 yards and 21 touchdowns this season to lead the Unicorns into the state semifinals.
“It’s not surprising that Earl made it again,” said Shultz, a senior second team
offensive choice. “He did such a great job this year we kind of expected it. But. I’m really honored thai I made it and I’m sure Tim is too. The competition for the spot is tremendous — I was really surprised to be named.”
A IO a.in wake-up call from friend Alan Fischbeck was the first he had heard of the honor, said Schultz. “It’s tile first time for me and Tim to make the team,” he said. Schultz hopes to receive a scholarship to "a SWC school maybe Rice because of their academics. But the final signing date isn’t until Feb. 15."
Doty, the only junior of the three, was named as an honorable mention.
Neither Doty nor Wilson could be reached for comments before publication. More details on the players will be available in Tuesday’s Herald Zeitung.
Other 4-A all-staters were Willowridge’s Thurman Thomas (first team), Monahans’ Ricky Bov saw (first team), Carrizo Springs’ Tony Hernandez (honorable mention) and in 3-A, Cuero’s Garland Littles (honorable mention).
For a full all-state roster, see page 8A.
Tailback Earl Wilson pushes on in an earlier game.
Staff photo by John Sen ter
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East triumphs over West in Shrine
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Illinois quarterback Tony Eason opened the 58th annual Shrine East-West Game with a record 78-yard touchdown bomb and closed it with a 6-yard scoring pass to Oliver Williams with 14 seconds left to give the East a 26-25 triumph Saturday.
Stanford’s John Elway completed 21 of 34 passes for 202 yards before he was shaken up late in the game. He was named the offensive player of the game, but the balloting was held before Eason’s game-winning toss to his Illinois teammate.
The East offense got possession of the ball with 41 seconds left in the game after the West was forced to punt from its end zone. Eason hit Williams, an Illinois teammate, on a 29-yard completion in the winning drive.
The game in Stanford Stadium drew a crowd estimated at 72,000, and about $240,000 was raised for Shiners’ hospitals for crippled children.
Eason, who set nine NCAA passing records in his career, gave the East the lead at the start when he launched a pass to Tennessee’s Mike Miller on the first play from scrimmage. He finished with 207 yards on IO completions in 20 attempts.
Eason flung the ball 50 yards as Miller outleaped Arizona cornerback Al Gross and jogged into the end zone just 19 seconds into the game.
Elway then marched the West 71 yards in ll plays, capped by a 14-yard touchdown run by Tim Harris of Washington State, to close the gap to 7-6. Chuck Nelson of Washington, the most accurate field goal kicker in NCAA history', missed the extra point when his low line drive was deflected, and he missed another conversion attempt later.
Nelson kicked a 29-yard field goal late in the first period to give the West a 9-7 lead. Elway, who completed 12 of 19 passes for 95 yards in the first quarter, drilled a low 7-
yard touchdown pass to San Jose State’s Tim Kearse early in the second period after LSU’s James Britt fumbled away a punt return on the West 34-yard line.
San Jose State quarterback Steve Clarkson took over for Elway in the second period and combined with Stanford’s Vincent White to give the West a 22-7 lead.
White bobbled but held onto a Clarkson pass for 25 yards and two plays later rammed into the end zone from five yards out. Indiana quarterback Babe Laufen-berg brought the East back to 22-14 with a 14-play, 78-yard drive capped by a 9-yard touchdown pass to Miller with 1:28 left in the half.
Nelson gave the West a 25-14 lead with a 22-yard field goal at 6:05 of the third period.
North Carolina’s Kelvin Bryant scampered 12-yards for a touchdown with 8:18 left in the game to bring the East back to 25-20. A two-point conversion failed.
Last year's close call gives Miami incentive
By ASSOCIATED PRESS
In Sunday’s National Football League playoff action, the Dolphins hope to reverse last year’s wild 41-38 overtime loss to the Chargers in last year’s playoffs.
“The disappointment of being so close and no cigar really hurt,” said Miami Coach Don Shula. “It gave us great incentive for this year."
“We’re so much more mature than we were a year ago,” said Miami defensive tackle Bob Baumhower, looking back to that extraordinary game and toward to Sunday’s rematch in the Orange Bowl.
“I^ast year we were young. We were supposed to be an 8-8 team f they were 114-1 and champions of the American Football Conference’s Eastern Division). We went into that game with very little confidence. Then we played that game. We kept coming back and I think it’s carried over. We know now we can play with any team in the NFL. We’re as good as or better than anyone.”
The Chargers also used that game as a building block, even though they lost the following weekend in the AFC’ title game at Cincinnati.
“That game did a lot for our confidence. too,” said San Diego tight end Kellen Winslow. “People were always saying we couldn’t win a big game.” The Chargers won another big one last Sunday, rallying from an 11-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat Pittsburgh 31-28 in the opening round
of the playoffs, with Winslow catching the winning touchdown pass, ended the game with a 29-yarder.
The Packers and Cowboys renew an old playoff rivalry, one that has been dormant for 16 years. The players on both teams were only youngsters when Bart Starr sneaked one yard for a touchdown, giving the Packers a 21-17 victory over Dallas 21-17 in the 1967 “Ice Bowl.”
Starr now is the Packers’ coach. taking Green Bay into the playoffs for the first time since 1972.
Dallas Coach Tom I^andry was there, as he has been throughout the Cowboys’ 23-year history in which they’ve made the playoffs 16 times
The Cowboys also lost the IMS NFL championship game to Green Bay 34-27 in the Cotton Bowl. Don Meredith w as the Dallas quarterback.
Starr became the Packers’ coach in 1975 and his first victory was 19-17 over the Cowboys in Texas Stadium.Dallas has trounced Starr's Packers the past two times the teams met. 42-14 in 1978 and 28-7 in 1980
Green Bay is only one of three NFL teams holding a series edge on the Cowboys. The Packers are 8-3, with six victories coming during the 1960s Pittsburgh and Cleveland are the other teams with series edges over Dallas.
The Cowboys hope to slow Green Bay’s excellent receiving corps, headed by James Lofton and John Jefferson.
Woodlands holds best ball tourney
The team of Jack Hicks, Joe Zavalola, Bob Thompson and Ken Whitaker clinched the title of the Men’s Day Out best ball foursome, full handicap tournament at the Woodlands Golf and Country Club Jan. 12 with a best ball of 60.
Arnold Martinez. George Smith, Bob Wills and George Curtain placed second with a best ball of 61.
In Saturday’s Men’s Blitz, individual calloway. Ben Tashjian placed first with a net 75, while Han ey Kingry took second with a net 76. Dave Barr was third with a net 78.
Woodlands’ next tourney will be a Florida Scramble on Jan. 30. Tee time is IO a.m.. The tournament is open to men and women.
Death of Latourette ruled homicide
HOUSTON (AP) — Medical examiners ruled Saturday that the Dec. 22 death of Dr. Charles latourette, a former Rice University and pro football star. was a homicide.
The Harris County medical examiner’s office said latourette, who was a radiologist in Houston, fought with his attacker before he was shot and had been bitten. Medical examiners also said a baseball bat was used in the struggle.
Ixitourette was shot in the left eye with a .25-caliber pistol in the bedroom of his West University Place home, police said.
His 34-year-old wife. Patricia, a 12-year-old stepson. Brian Buschemi, were in the house when the .shooting occurred, police said.
Police have refused to say whether any suspects have been charged.
latourette, a defensive back and punter, made the all-Southwest Conference team his senior year at Rice and played professionally with the St. Ixiuis Cardinals.
Tech squeaks past Pan Am, 55-52, while Houston drops Texas 77-52
added la. Texas Christian 57, Rice 48 Texas Tech 55, Pan Am 52
Arkansas dunks SMU
DALLAS i AP)- Guard Darrell Walker scored 13 of his 17 points in the second half to lift seventh-ranked Arkansas to a 63-56 Southwest Conference basketball victory over Southern Methodist Saturday night and present Eddie Sutton w ith his 200th victory as Razorback coach
The unbeaten Razorback stretched their record to 13-0 and 3-0 in the SWC. SMU dropped to 10-5 anti 2-2 with the loss, the Mustangs’ fifth in a row to Arkansas.
The Mustangs have lost 16 of 18 games played since Sutton has been the Arkansas coach.
Arkansas led 32-31 at halftime but SMU went ahead by as many as four points ut the second half before hitting a cold streak.
Walker, w ho had two steals in the last IO minutes, helped Arkansas breakaway with his free throws and driving layups
Sophomore center Joe Kleine. w ho fouled out with 3:04 ti) go, added 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Razorbaeks
The Mustangs were paced by freshman guard Butch Moore, win) scored 16points, and forward Larry Davis who
Houston 77, Texas 52
AUSTIN (AP) Forward Clyde Drexler lead the University of Houston with 24 points to pace the 16th-ranked Cougars past the University of Texas Longhorns 77-52 Saturday night in Southwest Conference basketball action.
The w in improved Houston’s record to 13-2.
Despite trailing the Longhorns in shooting percentage, free throw percentage and rebounds in the first half, Houston used its muscle and finesse to overcome an early 10-point deficit and take a 13-point margin at halftime.
Seven-foot Akeem Olajuwon proved much of Houston’s power and tossed in 14 points w hile grabbing 14 rebounds.
Houston overwhelmed Texas in the second half building a 27-point lead late iii the game.
Texas' Carlton Cooper, a 6-4 forward, blocked two of Ola jaw oil’s shots and paced the Longhorns with 15 points. Bill Wendlandt added 13 points and Don Ellis had 12.
HOUSTON (AP) — Darrell Browder scored 18 points and Doug Arnold added another 17 to lead the Texas Christian Horned Frogs to a 5748 Southwest Conference victory over the Rice Ow Is Saturday night
Browder, a 6-1 guard, took charge in the second half, scoring 12 of his game-leading total. Arnold hit 13 of his 17-point total in the first period
Rice led for most of the first half with the longest lead coming at 23-18 at the 5:23 mark But Arnold, a 6-9 senior. assumed control, scoring nine points while TOU took the' lead for good.
The Frogs went to the dressing room with a 31-25 halftime lead.
Rice made an early run after the half to close to w ithin one point twice. After Renaldo O'Neal hit a 14-footer at 10:06 to make the score 4140. Browder scored two baskets and hit three free throws in 24 minutes.
The shorter Ow ls out-rebounded TCU 34-31
LUBBOCK »AP i — Freshman Tony Benford sank four free throws and Bubba Jennings added two more to lead Texas Tech to a 55-52 squeaker over Pan American Saturday night in a non-conference basketball game.
The Raiders, w ho trailed most of the way. took the lead for good, 53-50, on a pair of free throws by Benford. Terry Jones countered with a crip shop w ith IO seconds left to cut the margin to a point, but Jennings iced the victory with a pair of free throws w ith 9 seconds to plav.
The game was as close as the score indicated. The lead changed hands rune limes and was tied twice. Pan American’s biggest lead was at halftime, when the Broncs led 27-22.
Jones led the visitors, who fell to 3-9, with a game-high 23 points. Jennings had 13 while Quentin Anderson and Benford each had 12 for the Red Raiders, who climbed to 4-
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Gervin spurs S. A. over Bullets
SAN ANTONIO (AP) George Gervin had 31 points, Mike Mitchell added 22 and Artis Gilmore grabbed 17 rebounds as the San Antonio Spurs coasted to a 117-96 National Basketball Association victory over the Washington Bullets Saturday night.
The victory kept the Spurs in first place in the Midwest Division over Kansas City
San Antonio led at halftime 53-43 and led by as many as 27 points in the fourth quarter.
Washington, which lost its fifth straight game, closed to within eight points, 71-63, with four minutes left in the third period. But the Spurs ran off a 12-2 spree with Gervin tossing in IO of the points to raise
the mal gin to 18 at 83-65.
The Bullets shot under at) percent from the field for the 13th straight game, hitting 42 of 102 shots for 41 percent.
Gene Banks scored 19 points, Gilmore added 17 and Johnny Moore had ll points and 13 assists after sitting out one game w ith food poisoning.
Jeff Riband scored 17 points and Dreg Ballard had 16 for Washington, which fell to 17-19 on the season, 14 games behind Philadelphia iii the Atlantic Division.
Haywood 3-7 3-6 9, Ballard 7-20 2-2 16. Mahorn 2-7 2-2 6, Warrick 3-7 2-2 8, Grevey 3-13 1-2 7, Ruland 8-15 1-2 17, Cox 5-11 0-1 IO, Davis 3-7 0-16, Batton 4-6 0-0 8. Lucas 4-9 1-
1 9, Perry 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 42-102 12-19 96 SAN ANTONIO (117)
Banks 7-14 5-6 19, Mitchell 8-14 6-6 22. Gilmore 6-11 5-6 17, Moore 5-14 1*2 ll, Gervin 12-29 7-7 31, Dunleavy 2-6 0-0 4. Willoughby 2-3 0-0 5, Phegley 0-2 0-0 0, Griffin 1-1 0-0 2, Robinson 24 2-2 6. Totals 45-98 26-29 117.
Washington............. 24 19 26 27—96
San Antonio............ 26 27 32 32—117
Three-point goals-Willoughby. Fouled out—None. Rebounds—Washington 53 Mahorn ll ),San Antonio 47 (Gilmore 17). Assists Washington 27 (Warrick 9), San Antonio 35 (Moore 13). Total fouls Washington 25, San Antonio 19. Technicals —Grevey. A—9,817.
Nuggets whip Houston, 131-111
HOUSTON (AP) Alex English scored 16 of his 39 points in the third quarter in leading the Denver Nuggets to a 131-111 National Basketball Association win over the Houston Rockets Saturday.
The Nuggets took the lead for keeps on a short jumper by Kiki Vandeweghe, who had 38 points, that gave Denver a 42-
40 lead with 5:42 left iii the first half.
After building a 60-50 halftime lead, English took over.
The 6-7 forward from South Carolina hit seven of nine shots from the floor in the third period as the 19-21 Nuggets expanded their lead to as many as 21 points.
The game pitted the NBA’s
best offense and worst defensive team — Denver against the league’s poorest offensive squad — Houston.
The Rockets, who had the worst record in the NBA at 5-32, lost their fifth straight game and 18th of their 20.
Houston guard Allen Leavell hit a career-high 32 points to pace Houston. Joe Bryant added 20.
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