New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 12, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
Tuesday, November 12, 1991
Nicholas Ploch, an eighth-grader at Canyon Middle School, dropped this eight-point, 86-pounder on Saturday morning while hunting on the Voges Ranch off FM 306. (Photo by Stephanie Ferguson)
Roger Leek was hunting in Guadalupe County on Thursday morning when he shot this 10-point, 76-pound deer. (Photo by Stephanie Ferguson)
New Braunfels' John Paine brought back quite a prize from Durango. Colorado, after running across a 950 pound elk on the morning of Nov. 5. It was ttie first elk Paine had ever shot, and it was an impressive first catch: a five by five Royal elk (Photo by Stephanie Ferguson)
Flag football championships Sunday
'Hic New Braunfels Youth Flag Football League held its semifinals on Sunday, with four teams remaining in the championship hunt iii Divisions I and 3.
In Division I, the Buffaloes and Unicorns both won, and will meet this Sunday at I p in. tai Field I in the league’s championship game
All of the league’s games are at New Braunfels High School.
loosing in last Sunday’s semi finals were the Hat liers and Rangers, who will meet at I p.m. Sunday on Field 2 in the division’s third-place game
The Cougars and Greyhounds meet in a consolation game of sons, which pairs the winner of last week’s fifth- and sixth-place game with die seventh-place team from the regular season.
Ht*a wa Uhs Sunday s games lot Ute New Braunfels Youth I lag FoottaM League Division 2 will play Hi regularly sc I eluted ieason games DIVISION 1
Championship: Bu Haloes vs Unicorns, lpm on I lek! I Third placsgains: Hallleis vs Hangers lpm onFiekiZ Consolation: Cougars vs Gieyttounds. 1 p iii on Field 3 DIVISION)
Championship: Jets vs Dolphins, 4 45 p rn on Field I Third place gains: Colts vs Broncos. 3 30 p rn on I lekl 3 Consolation: Rams vs Cowboys. 4 45 p m on Flatts
Ut Division 2, which has more teams and thus does nm play any postseason games, the regular-season champion will be the league champion As it turns out, that could be more than one team. The Owls, who have a bye in the final week of play, assured dtemselves of no worse than a tic for first
by finishing with a 7-1 record.
file Aggies alai Red Raiders, both favorites ui their season finales, are currendy 6-1 Both teams can tie foe the league championship with a victory, ll both wui, diere would be a three way ue with no head lo-head advantage.
Hie Jets and Dolphuis play for the Division 3 championship on Sunday, in a 4:45 p in game on Field I.
Those teams advanced to the championship game by defeating the Colts and Broncos in the senutmals, with diose two teams now scheduled lo meet tor third place on Field 3 at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday.
In a consolation game, the Rams —■ a wuuier on Sunday — play die Cowboys at 4:45 p.m. tai f ield 3.
'Phis Sunday’s games will conclude this year’s action in die annual flag football league.
“We had some outstanding individuals on the team,” he said. “They played well and they played hard. I don’t know what else the kids could have done, ability-wise.”
Fullback Jason Boss completed his high school career with a strong senior season, finishing as the team’s leading rusher for the third year in a row while also playing nose guard.
“Jason had a great year,” Matulich said. “He rushed for 800 yards and played every down on defense; he was just real consistent and steady. I’m real pleased with the way he played. He’s just a team player.”
Matulich said that most of the Rangers played all season with team goals placed well ahead of individual glory.
“They weren’t in it for any individual things,” he said. “They complemented each other well, and played up to their potential most of the time.” Another standout on the Rangers on both defense and offense was lmebacker/running back Jason LaRue.
“Jason LaRuc just had a great year; he’s a real good football player. His statistics will back all that up,” Matu-lich said. “But more than anything else, he’s just a competitor — I think that’s the thing I would say about Jason. He just loves to play.”
Another senior who shined for the Rangers was wmgback/defensive back Jeremy Stewart, the team’s top receiver and a very versatile player — he also had a good year at quarterback during limited early-season action.
“Jeremy did a lot of things for us,* ’ Matulich said. “He’s a real consistent player and just a good kid —he’s just fun to be around. And he played every down, I know that.”
Quarterback Jason Tong was second on the team in rushing, with the junior also having a good year passing “Jason Long had some real good games he ’s just a gifted kid. He can make plays,” Matulich said. ’ He seems to be real good when he’s not structured He’s a pretty instinctive player. Jason had a good year. and lie played every down of defense. Thai’s quite a lot lo ask. It’s lough to play quarterback and then play every down in the secondary.”
Other seniors on the line — such as Mike Dwyer, Doc York, David Robinson and Walker Steubmg — were micgtal to the strong play of the team, Matulich said.
“Those senior kids on the line did a good job, and we got some good play oui of some younger kids. Doc bad a real good year, and Dwyer bad a good year. David Robinson did a good job before he got hurt, and Walker Sleub mg had a good year while playing both
Through 10 games
Score by quarters
TO 79 40
12 — 201
42 40 27
12 — 121
33 31 6
51 30 5
Time o( possession
6 1 6
4 1 0
I 5.7 22
Player Cmp An Yoe Int TD
103 SLW 7 5
10 112 1 1
119 721 8 0
14 I I
12 9 3
30 3 2
10 5 0
48 0 0
35 0 0
12 0 0
I EP Tot
Matulich said thai the level of play by the varsity the past three years gives hope lur the future, combined with the increasing numbers and tins year ’s unprecedented success at the middle school level.
“We’ve been competitive for the last three years, and now we’ve got to strive to get over the top,” he said. “I know we’ve got a bunch of good kids that arc fun to be with.
“We’ve gin lo make an overall cofiumuiicnt lo gelling better, from the coaches to the player! to the community. I think we have gotten better than we were. But you don’t ever want to stand still. We’re gouig to try to go forward.”
Knolle Turner of New Braunfels shot this big 11-point buck at 10 a m. Sunday in Solms, on Ed Collins’ place (Photo by Joe Belk)
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