New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 22, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
SportsPage 8A HerakJ-Ztftung, New Braunfels, Texas Friday, November 22, 1991
SEGUIN — New Braunfels lost its Thursday opener of the Seguin girls basketball tournament, to a Judson team which returns three starters from a strong 1991 playoff team.
“They are very good. They’re very sound, Mid they execute well,” New Braunfels Coach Maria Pustejovsky said after the loss to Judson, adding that her Unicorn team played well in stretches of the 80-30 game.
“That score sounds awful,” she said. “But the girls never quit playing. There were two or three different times during the game when they were doing things really well.
“I know the girls were real upset But I couldn’t get that disappointed, because they kept playing hard.’ ’
Judson’s lead was 12-5 at the end of the first quarter, and Pustejovsky said the game could have been much different if the Unicorns’ first-half shots had fallen.
“We were taking some good shots and they just wouldn’t fall in,” she said. “The shots they were taking were the correct shots. You have those kind of days.”
The Unicorns play today at 2:30 pan. against Austin McCallum. The winner will play again at 9 un. on Saturday, while the loser is eliminated.
Against Judson. Nina Garcia led New Braunfels with IO points.
“Nina played a great game,” Pustejovsky said of the Unicom guard, who hit four-of-four free-throw attempts “She was all over that court.”
Jennifer Kiolbas&a and Kim Caffev added five points each, while freshman Sarah Bolle scored four.
Another positive thing about the game was seeing the Judson pressure defense, which was similar to the one used by New Braunfels.
“They ran the very same press we ran,” Pustejovsky said. “The girls had to see that it works. Now they just have to execute the things that they’re learning
CHS, SV at home today
The Canyon and Smithson Valley boys teams both host basketball games tonight, while the Cougarettes and Rangerettes are on the road against former district rivals.
The Cougars' home opener is against highly-regarded Kennedy, which is predicted to win Distnct 29-4A The teams meet at Canyon at 7:30 p.m. The Cougars lost ai Southside on 7 uesday in their season opener
Smithson Valley hosts a strong Dripping Springs team at 8:30 pm The Rangers are the only Comal County so far to win their opener, and are 1-0 entering today's game after defeating Memorial on Wednesday.
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New Braunfels' Nina Garcia, here playing in a game against Seguin last season, led the Unicorns with 10 points against Judson in Thursday’s opener in the Seguin tournament. The Unicorns play Austin McCallum today at 2:30 p.m., with a chance to play at 9 a m. Saturday if they win.
TIK Canyon girls play an afternoon game today, traveling to Boerne for a 4:30 pm. contest The game was moved up because of Boerne’s 7:30 pm. football playoff game against Clemens at Noahside Stadium.
Smithson Valley's girls play at Tivy in an 8 p.m. game. The
Rangerettes routed Tivy last year in their opener, but this year Smithson Valley will be without starters Tiffany Fricsenhahn and Loretta Triesch. Friescnhahn was injured in the final seconds of Tuesday's close loss to Dripping Springs New Braunfels’ boys sun the sea
son on Saturday, against a very strong Round Rock Westwood team which went to the 5A playoffs last season. The game starts at 3:30 pm.
Judson SO, Nsw Braunfels JO
NEW BRAUNFELS Gorda 10. Caffoy 5. Kioto as sa 5. Bolo 4. Ort 2. Simon 2. Cook 2
Chafin entering SWT Hall of Honor
NBISD trustee once Bobcats’ leading rusher & ‘iron man’
The Southwest lexas Suue University athletic department will induct New Braunfels resident Leo Chafm into the school's T Association Hall of Honor on Saturday during halftime of the SWT
football game against Sam Houston State University
The game begin* at 2 pm., with Chafin and three other Bobcat standout* scheduled to be inducted at intermission
Chafin and hi* wife. Nancy, will also attend a dinner for Hall of Honor inductees today, a* well as the annua **T" banquet the morning of the game
As a Bohea football player, Chafin earned a letter in 1951 and wa* the team's leading scorer and rustier with 60 pomu and 736 yards.
The following year, he also earned a letter after serving m team caplan for the Bobcat* He wa* once more the leading scorer with 48 points, while again pacing the team’s ground game with 774 yards
During ilia! season. Chafin rushed for 181 yards against Texa* AAI. actu rig a Southwest Texas State tangle lime rushing record which stood for 15 years
He earned hi* bachelor's degree in physical education from Southwest Texas in 1952, and in 1957 received as a master’s degree in education from the University.
Chafin coached football for the US. Army, and was a high school coach in Texas for agin years. At use tune, he and his three brothers — Othel “Q.V.", Ota "Fats* and Harold — were simultaneously coaching Texas foot bail (Win believes they were perhaps Bae only four brother* ever to be coaching at (he same un* rn the state,
Aa a high school uhlete, Chafin lettered in football, basketball and track at Georgetown High School, where he was an ail-district Belection.
In addition to numerous high school honors, Cha fin earned several collegiate awards. He was veiled lo (he Ail-Lone Star Conference tram, in addition to being (he Southwest Texas Staw Gal lard tan, captain
Nbw Braunfels resident Leo Chafin was a 1962 team captain tor the Southwest Texas State University football team, and was the Bobcats leading rusher and scorer for cooee-cutjve seasons Ha playad every offensive down of football while at Southwest Texas, and MU be inducted into the university’s T Association Hail of Honor on Saturday during the halflime of Saturday’s SWT game against Sam Houston State
Former Southwest Texas State University football coach Milton lowers described Leo Chafin as being the toughest athlete he ever coached in a 1955 article.
of the SWTSU football team and Student T” Asso-aatton pre*idem
In 1955, he signed with the Cleveland Browns and became the firit SWT football player to sign an NFL contract after World War ll. He remained involved with Southwest Texas, lerving as the president of the T" Association's alumni organization laid at a member of several committees
Currently a New Braunfels ISO trustee, Chafin founded the Southwest Texas Bobcat Club in 1976 aid was the organization’s president during the first and third years of its existence. He has also lent his efforts to various Bobcat club committees.
With 20 years of experience as a Texas public achoo! educator. Chafin was involved in parent teacher associations as president st New Braunfels Middle and High Schools, fie was also president of the New Braunfels High School Athletic Booster Club in 1975.
Al! three of his children — Jeff. Greg and Jana — graduated from New Braunfels, where they participated in athletics.
bi a 1955 article on Chafin in the Austin Amertcan-Staiesman, then-Southwest Texas football coach Milton Jowers described the New Braunfels athlete as being the toughest football player he ever coached.
The article went on to call Chafin “the irwi man of football," noting that he played every offensive down for the Bobcats during his years at SWT.
Being inducted to the T Association Hall of Honor with Chafin are Jim Barnes, Jerry Hopkins and Sid Oibbons.
Matchup: Maw Braunfels (0-2, 9-1 (astrict champion of District 25-5A end bkflstrict winner) vs. John Marshal (0-2,3-2 thkdplaoa playoff represents tvs of District 2B-5A and Mdtottct winner) af Atomo Btodtom In San Antonio, 730 pm. Saturday.
Leat week: New BraunMi defeated Lee 27-14. Marshal blanked Sam Houston, 27-0. Lost year's playoffs: New Braunfels lost 35-15 lo Madbon In Mdfetfet; Marshal beat Jefferson. MacArthur and Pharr-8an Juan-Alamo before losing lo Jucfeon 40-30 In fie regional finals.
Ptracffons: Take Internists 36 South to San Antonio. Oat on Loop 410 West Exit 281 Bouto (to Asport exit) and tom left. Take 281 to to HRdebrand exit and turn right Alamo 8tadkifn wN be on toe left, argaoent to to Trinity University oampue.
Game notoe: New Braunfels draw posstoty the toughest team In Region IV— Mg or •mal-- In toto area playoff oonteetwHhMersheff.
The Rome were unbeaten and eteto-renhed before to boe of Antoony Holmes early In District 28-SA play. After tool, they aho dropped two de*** games to Soutoweet and Taft—but defeated 2S-6A champion dark toanlw lo a phenomenal defensive effort The 28-5A dowel—which features al of tie Northerns f8D schools and Bouffiwoet— Is almoet Inarguably the toughest In to region. Two toame which mieeed out on the playoffs—Holmes and Southwest—might have won, say, District 27-5A, or made to playoffs in even a slightly easter (Astrict.
Mentors toes to Southwest was without four of toe team’s top players: Holmes and torse defensive backfield starters from en outstanding secondary. Thole three pfeyers were suspended for two games (to Southwest toes and a win against Jay) for breaking teem rules—Coach David Vfeenfoe told the San Antonio newspapers st the time that al three were good kids and team leaders who simply made a mistake.
Marshall had success to to playoffs last year, reaching toe Region IV finals of to Big School dvlslon which then Included two bams from each dfelrid.
The Rams edged MacArthur to to area round, before defeating Pharr-Sen Juan Alamo to advance to toe regional finals. There to Rams ran toto a Judson learn which was favored to win to Big School dMsion but ended up toeing to another Marshal High School (Marshal. Texas) to to finals.
For New Braunfels, last week's victory against Lee was tbs first playoff win since I OOO — when to team edged Uvalde 21-18 In bkistrtcL It was abo to first win In history tor New Braunfels when competing to to state's largest dnsslicatlon—meaning SA In general, because to Unicorns ars In to Small School division of to largest class.
Marshal reaches the area round for to third year to a row, an amazing feat con sectoring tho Rams were 2-Bas recently aal MS.
The Rams, picked to be to class of San Antonio, wert that and more when at bl strength—wttout key starters, toy wars ominously up-and-down New Braunfels cfd not lose anyone to grades, Coach Law Sim monde said Thursday, adding that the Unicorns were fortunate in that area because they wW need everyone on to roster against Marshal.
The Unicorns have faoed some talented bams to the playoffs to recent years, but Marshal may be on the level of to stats semifinal opponents to Unicorns saw In 4A. The Rams were rated among to top 10 or 20 SA bams by to Harris Ratings before toeing Anthony Holmes to injury, while New Braunfels never cracked to top 100.
The bidfetrict victory by New Braunfels gave District 25-5A its first win against a 26 5A team In to playoffs — to two seasons, to 25-5A teams have gone I -5 against to North East and Judson schools.
This week. New Braunfels opponent has a (afferent perspective ton last week’s toe. Lee was picked to finish tost in 26-5A — after breaking a 12-year playoff drought to Volunteers wore happy just to ba there.
Marshal, conversely, was on to brink of a trip to state tost year, end Ms year's teem features several seniors who have been essential in to Rams* success tor the past two or throe years.
Players to watch: Marshal's #33 is hard to miss. unless you’re trying lo tocMe him. Anthony Holmes, despite missing four games, has been to pre-eminent Region IV rusher this year with more then 1,000 yards in six regutor-season games.
Holmes had an excellent chance at to SA rushing life before being hurt — he wee among the top one or two rushers in the stole up to that point.
The running back who led Sen Antonio in yardage. Sam Houston’s Vincent Yates, proved last week that he was not in Holmes’ company. Yates, a talented rusher who was among to stale leaders after demolishing 27-SA opposition, dto not have success against Marshal white Holmes ran el over to Houston defense — despite not being at bl speed in his Irs! game back.
Marshall also has a running threat at tuNback — Carlos Reza. who hasn’t gotten much press despite a solid year Mocking tor Holmes and carrying to bal.
The Rams use two quarterbacks — David Sammon end Marc Saldana, boti of atom are seniors and have toro year* of shared experience et to poslton. The experience. In Mars hats system, meant toy know how to hand oft to Holmes — It to Rams throw more than three or tour percent of to bne, they’re probably having a bad game Simmonds likened tom to a vintage KerrvBe team — receivers may be wide open on to rare pass plays because teams are playing to run so heavily. The Unicorns want to make Marshall pass by slowing down Holmes, but many of Marshal s opponents have not had suocees with similar game plans
Marshal has a tot of big people In front of Holmes — FB Raza is 6-0.212. and to Ight ands (Jason Campbeff and Kart Hoffman) weigh 10S and 205.
The oftonaiva Ina ie abo good-sized Sophomore cantar Luke Harms Is to smaleet at 105, guards Mark Brown and Doug Wlson average 210 and tackles Zee Cravens and
Tommy Jaramfto weigh 245 and 236AI seven of to foemen are between 6-0 and 6-3.
Detonalvaly, cornerback Todd Stobsrt Is aa much of an aff-tlatocarwidato ae Holmse. Sfebert is Mao a special towns leader as a safety and returner, and he stepped In at running back sriffi some success when Holmes was out. Slebert led to stab In Intoroepttone ass junior
Tho Ram secondary is pntobty to bast In to area — in addMon to Sfebert, safeties Mile Gam and Marc FutocNk and oomer WM Flowers are aff impact players
Marshal has a loroe defensively up dont In tackle Carl .book, a DMsion I prospect at rn impressive 6-2.270 The Rams have ffve senior defensive starters — tackles Junek md CragueCenim. in addMon to Mea of the defensive backs. Reportedly, tour of those •va ara being oourtedby Otvfeton I school
Some of to Rems’ underclassmen wM have that chance In to btu re — Junior DE Ndukwe Kab and DT Mika Manx are boff* outstand^ as is sophomore mickle foe-oicw jonn noDinioA.
Starters: Hera are to probate starters tor to game, with positions, uniform numbers end weights Ms ted When Marshal has to bal
OFFENSE TE 85-Jason Campbell95)
LT: 70-Zee Cravens (245)
LG: 75-Mark Brown (205)
C: 50-1 uka Harms (105)
RG 66Doug Wilson (215)
RT: 73-Tommy JaramMo (235)
TE: 81-Kart Hoffman (205)
WB: 12-Curtis Ormond (170)or 22-Jason Cox (175)
OB 23- David Sammon (155) or 10-Marc Saldana (170)
FB 35-Cartos Raza (6-0,212)
TB 33-Antony Holmes (5-IO, 170)
NI DEFENSE NG 76 Sammy Gutierrez (165)
DI: 60-Man P usa ted (215)
DT 56 Todd Robinson (200)
OLB 16-Eric Uske (170)
OLS 66 Dustin Senora (160)
ILB 36 Shawn Jut tea (166)
ILB 36 Jason Turner (170)
CS 23 James Bargani (140)
CB I Dennis Bryan (140)
63 5 Denial Cantu (160)
FS 33 Andrew Juarez (150)
When New Braunfels has the bal OFFENSE SE: I-Dennis Bryan (140)
LT: 60 Malt Pussier! (215)
LG 67 Todd Racing (206)
C 66 Davtd Wafter (165)
RO 57-Chris Le aam an (200)
RT 55 Trto RoUedo (226)
TE 66 Jonaton Edfer(192)
WB 23 James 8argent (140)
OB 7 Michael Sierra (136)
FB 36 Shawn Benbrook (166)
TB 32 Jacob Laos (160)
MARSHALL DEFENSE DC 4644dufcwe Kab (206)
PT: 72 Mto Mag ta (210)
DT 66-Carl Junek (270)
DE 06-0ague Caman (220)
BLB 06 Howard Short (200)
MLB 20 John Robinson (160)
WLB 43 Boon Noster (210)
CB 3 MI Flower* (176)
CS 26 Todd Hobart (100)
BB 21 MAa Gann (180)
F8 7-Marc Putsch* (200)
Rockets bomb NE in tourney
Unicorns show strong effort, meet McCallum today