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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 4, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Sports Sunday October 4 1987 Page 9A Potent Clemens Buffaloes overpower Rangers/ 35-0 By TOM LABINSKI Sports Editor SCHERTZ Smithson Valley felt gravity’s pull Friday night against Samuel Clemens The sky high Rangers, who shared the top spot in the District 13 4A football race were brought back down to earth by the Buffaloes 35-0 rout at Clemens Stadium Simple physics tells you that the Buffaloes distinct size advantage made the earth s pull that much more painful for the Rangers We got kicked by a good football team is how Smithson V alley Coach Joe Matulich put it Clemens 4-0 on the >ear and 2-0 in district has allowed only nine points in four games so far this season With the Hoffman Brothers — 225 pound all-distnct senior Stephen and 275 pound junior John dominating the defensive line from their tackle positions the Rangers patented up-the-middie attack w as stopped cold And it didn t help that three of the Ranger offensee linemen were making their first starts at their position We were just beat up on the offensive line There weren t many holes for us to run through so we had to try to throw the ball " Matulich said Gaining only 8k sards on the ground and forced to play catch up from their second possession on the Rangers turned to the air but found little luck there After completing three of four passes in the first half junior quarterback John Massey was 0 for ii rn the final two quarters finishing the con test with five interceptions He made some bad passes the kind you expect a Junior to make But he didn t have much help with gu>s charging through the line all night." Matulich said In the meantime the Buffaloes were racking up impressive offensive statistics Fullbacks Stan Statistics Scort by quarters SV Cif mens Scoring summary Clemens — Tolbert    25    run    Martinez    kick    Drive    39 yards 2. 16 Clemens - Zammiello 8 run Martinez kick Drive 95 yards. 7 plays 2 56 Clemens - Tolbert    I    run    Martinez    kick    Drive    54 yards 7 plays 2 35 Clemens — Black 34    run    Martinez    kick    Drive    50 yards 4 plays 2 17 Clemens Zammiello 34 run Martinez kick Drive 49 yards 4 play si 39 Team statistic* SV Ci*m First downs 6 13 by pass 2 I by run 4 14 by penalty 0 0 Rushes yards 32 63 48-390 Patting yards 34 ** Passes 3-15-5 14-0 Punts 536 0 521 0 Fumble* 1.09? 4-0 143 Penalties yards 5-44 562 Possession Time 25 43 22 17 individual statistics Rushing — Smithson Valiev Hensha* 7 26 Kcht 10-2* Harmon 4 27 Anthony 4-7 Richardson 1-8 Dowe I 5 Ma^es 5 IO Clemens Zammiello 13-182 2TD Tolbert 17 116 TTT) Hewlett 5-9 Black 3-34 I TD Rodriguez 2 18 Zamora 2-IO Garcia 14 Jordan 2 9 Scott I- -I Mar anet 1-0 Zajieek 1-9 Passing Smithton Valley Mattes 3-15-5 *4 yards Clemens Hew int 1-4-0 7 yards tec riving - Smithson Valley Richardson 2 21 Hen shaw I 13 Clemens Teeler I 7 Tolbert and John Zammiello combined for 2*8 yards rushing as the Buffaloes topped the 375 v ard rushing mark for the second time this year A 15-yard punt return gave Clemens the ball on the Ranger 39 on Its opening drive It took just a 14-yard pickup by Zammiello and a 25-yard run over center for the Buffaloes to put the first points on the board before the game was 2'•* minutes old The Rangers drove to the Clemens 44 on their next possession, but were forced to kick Robert Black s punt went out of bounds at the 5 putting the Buffaloes deep in a hole Flexing Its offensive muscle, Clemens drove the 95 yards In seven plays, propelled by a 45-yard run by Zammiello The 170-pound senior carried the ball the final eight yards over left guard for the team's second score with a minute to play in the quarter The Rangers advanced to the Buffaloes 40 in its next drive but Enc Johnson ended the threat by picking off Massey s only mcompletion of the half Clemens drove the ball 54 yards for a score to open the third quarter aided by a 34-yard run by-Tolbert and a personal foul call on the Rangers Tolbert dove over from the I to give the Buffs a 21-0 advantage Mike Echt returned the ensuing kickoff 64 yards to the Clemens 34 but Smithson Valley was unable to pick up a first down from there Defensive pressure from Stephen Hoffmann and Hayden Hammon forced Massey to underthrow a pass to Scott Richardson on fourth down Two long runs in the fourth quarter provided the final scores as first Michael Black slanted off right tackle and into the clear on a 34 yard scoring play On the next Buffalo drive. Zammiello broke several tackles at the line of scrimmage and found no one standing between him and the goal line on another 34-yard scoring run Clemens running attack by far the best the Rangers have seen this season was too powerful See RANGERS Page TOA Needy' Lockhart nips Cougars B * TIM IN AI T S St#** linter LOCKHART What Friday night * game at Lockhart came down to w as a quest ion of w ants and needs Apparently the lax khan Lions had more of both on Homecoming night the Lions came up with the big offensive plays when they wanted them and the key defensive p^ays when they nee*ted them Thry got their just reward a 7 6 v Ktory over the ( any on Cougars This was a big big Uk*s said Ca nyon Coach Troy Burch All I can say is that it was a game I know we could have won lf we had done the right things It appears Lockhart wanted the ball game more than we lid It was thr third straight District 13 4 A setback for Canyon and by all 'ease and purpa*ses eliminated the * ougars of any chance at the playoffs w ith half of the schedule iefl to play The dead giveaway that fate was not with Canyon was the fact that thr i ougars controlled the football most t thr game had more than double the Lions output of first downs and 'hr learns were even in total offense Soot of that mattered when the ( ougars had a third and goal situa Don from thr Lion 3 and a chance to take the lead ami v.ontrwl of thr game with ti se% oods left in the third quarter Quarterback steven summers roll rd right arni tried to force a pass to Statistics Wei bi quart*/* C#*t»ow La<*h*rt W*r,f*g »um rn*f , th*, khan - McIntosh 67 nm Braies kks Drive 7® yards Splays 4* Canyon Austin 5 run run failed Drive TO yards I piays 3 56 T»am statistics CMS Lockhart First dawns 17 by pas* 0 2 by run 17 3 by pm*.tv 0 0 Rushes yards 51 213 IO 146 Patting y ard* 13 12 Pastes 5153 510-1 Punts 521 4 34 Fumble* I ami ll 1-1 Penalties yards 6-45 440 Pix setal ar Time 3i on 16 53 statistics ■ witling - ( ar yon 36 163 Austin 12 I ITI) Wii*un?ii summers 6 2 Lockhart McIntosh 13 ill ITI) H>ru>etl 13-42 Natal J 7 Braies I 7 Ratatat Canyon summers 3 132 15 yard* Austin 2-0-1 0 yards Lockhart Natal 7 IO I 82 sards ■ t«ei*tng I «rson Wuk*-* I* Mulhollan I 7 smal wood I -I I wa sr art vpru*e,l 5 4 Cranks I iii tailback Chad Austin near the goal line laxkhart free safety Colin Bruley stepped in front of Austin and po ketl off the pav> thus thwarting the ('ougars test storing opportune tv It was just a misread when we had a ret elver wide open said Burch of the play The ( ougars had driven 67 yards and used almost six minutes of the clock for nothing Both teams played to a scoreless tie in the first had The Cougars were fortunate to go into halftime with a tie Lockhart tailback Michael Spruiell went into the end zone on runs of 18 and 58 yards but had both called bac k due to clipping penalties Not long after the teams came back from the lockerroom the Lions made it into the end zone on a run that counted On the second play from scrimmage fullback E L McIntosh rumbled 67 yards for the game s first touchdown Braies kick ed the extra point and the Lions had a 7-0 lead with only 49 seconds gone in the third quarter It took that rude awakening for the Cougars to get in gear And nobody had more gears than Kelly Mulhollan The senior fullback led ail rushers with 163 yards on 26 cames and he gained 18 of the TO yards of the Cougars lone scoring drive The kids were doing a good job on the offensive line." said Burch "Kel iv was able to slide out lo the gap The fact that we ran him as much as we did allowed him to get accustom ed to them " Mulhollan gained 13 tough yards in two carries that gave the ( ougars a first and goal at the Lion 5 Mulhollan and guard Darryl McBride paved the way for Austin who took a pitch around left end and dove across the goal line Then came the communication failure that fatally wounded the Cougars It was a miscommunication of the number play signal that was wrong said Burch "We were sup posed to line up in extra point forma tton but it didn t get to the field that way It s nobody s fault It s just one of the many things that happened during the course of the night " What the Cougars did instead was run an unbalanced line to the left side of the field and quick pitched to Austin who was smothered by the Lion defense Canyon made one last stab in The fourth quarter Beginning at their own 23 with 4 38 left the Cougars drove to the l/yckhart 40 with the aid of two successful fourth down con versions The miracle play the Cougars needed was just a fingertip away Austin threw a halfback pass intended for Jimmy Wilson The ball was tipped and Wilson who had nothing in front of him but 30 yards of earth just missed coming up with the deflection on the next play. Summers was sacked back to the Lion 47 Austin came back with another halfback pass that was intended for a double covered W illie W tikes Lockhart safety Troy l-aw intercepted the pass and the Lions were able to mn out the final 54 seconds Canyon is earlier than it would like to be put into the role of the spoiler for the remainder of the season We ve just got to play them one at a time and not worry about winning this or winning that " said Burch “We ve just got to put something on the positive side” Canyon thrashes the Lady Lions in 2 It s an admirable trait for a team to stay sharp when facing an opponent of equal or better ability It s almost as rx>trworthy wfx*n a team can stay sharp against an inferior i>pponent ITW ( any on 1 exiguities varsity volleyball ac tomplished the latter saturday when they drilled an inept lax khart team 15 3 15 1 The win coupled with New Braunfels' triumph over Smithton Valley on Friday, gave the (ougarettes sole possession of second place in tile District 13 4A race at tfw halfway point in the schedule * I think we stayed in there playing our ball game * said Canyon Coach Donna Hoehle "We stay ell offensive and aggressive throughout the match " In the second game there were only two Mdeouts as Margie W ilhams served for the first 13 Statistics Ac** Hock* Kill** (Assists) ('ansae Kyle 14X0-1 3 Abel (MHM) William* ckmi-0 v handua u00-0    3 Plot* 104X1 Rltttmann 04X4X0 Marlier OI 34 Ais arado 004X0 kneg 14X3 3 Hill 14X2 2 Total* 4 18 116 I xx* khan Gent (X4X(XQ 3 Hill 0 I 14). Gonzales 04X1 it, M agallanrz 04X1-0 Totals (XI 34) 3 points Most of those points came as a result of I .ady Lion errors The three points the ('cigarettes scored often sively during that stretch were by Stacey Moeller She scored on a block a hard kill and a dink The last two points were assisted by Judy Schandua Tracey Ploch gave the (ougarettes match point with an ace Iwah Kneg scored the final point on a Amy Cook delivers a Slow for New Braurtes against Smithson Va e> (Photo by Dery Can Friday s matt Unicorns top Rangerettes Unicorns 7-0 at half-way point long hit after a pass from Jennifer Ky le We didn t deviate from our offense regardless of the circumstances." said Boehle Moeller scored the first point in the first game with dmk and Krieg crushed a Lady Lion overset With a 5-1 lead the (’ougarettes scored the next three points on aces, all of which came from a dif ferent player Kyle hit the first. Kneg the next and Lory HUI the last Spikes by HUI and Kreig were the only Canyon points in a series of Lady Lion miscues during the last seven t'ougarette points Cany on is now 5-2 in district play and 17 7 for the season The ( ougarettes w ill begin the second half at league play Tuesday night against Kerrville Ttvy, with the match slated for a 7 p rn start It will be a chance for the Cougaredes to avenge an earlier loss to the Lady Antlers —TIM WAITS NFL union to boycott until agreement reached NKW YORK API The NFL x ‘ second season twgins today with the striking player* union vowing lo remain out until a contract is signed After a weekend of games cancell ed by the walkout 13 games were scheduled today, with the teams consisting of free agent replacement players and about 90 regulars who have crossed the picket lines The third week of the season all games will count ends Monday night with the San Francisco 49eri at the New York Giants 'Going back to work without a con tract Is not under consideration " Doug Allen, assistant executive director of the NFL Players Associe Hon. said Saturday That’s the story that's been planted by management to try to intimidate the player* ” Friday, Limon leader Gene I pshaw mn with striking player* of the St Louis Cardinals "Gene said'he wasn't going to allow us to lose much more money." Cardinals running back Stump Mitchell said after the meeting. "He doesn t w ant to see us hurt “He said that one of the things that could he done is to have us go back in and play without an agreement, rather than sign one now that he can't live with” But Allen, Upshaw’s assistant. Saturday was adamant about the strike continuing until a contract was signed The two sides last met Sept 25. and no further negotiations were scheduled And while the sinking players were to miss another payday, the club owners received a full payment of about HOO million from the three television networks • The checks went out today to the clubs." Art Modell, owner of the Cleveland Browns and chairman of the league's broadcast committee said Friday SM STRIKE, Papa IO* At the midway point of the District I 13-4 A volleyball race the New Braunfels Unicorns are very happy w ith their position The Unicorns are after all in first place with a perfect 7-0 record the latest victims being Smithson V alley Friday evening at Unicorn Gy rn The 15-5. 15-10 victory avenged a three game defeat to the Rangerettes in August s Fraulein Volley fest which eliminated New Braunfels from its own tournament The victory also helped the Unicorns maintain their two-game edge over Canyon while Smithson Valley dropped into a tie for third place tn the standings It was New Braunfels backcourt which saved the day for the Unicorns The Rangerettes dominated play at the net but most of Smithson Valley s own kill at tempts were picked up by the Unicorns back row Usa good thing the backcourt did so well because we sure didn I get the blocking." said New Braunfels Coach Claudia Perry "Smithson Valley had some high jumpers and it was up to our backcourt to pick up their shots she said Leigh Ann Forney Rachel McFarland, Amy Cook and Mary Alice Vela each made remarkable saves, with Forney being the most consistent "Leigh .Ann was just super on defense I think her tennis background gives her a great deal of insight in how to play the back row ” Perry said New Braunfels opened a 6-0 lead in the first game with Krista VS right recording two aces and Kim VS ingate scoring on two spikes A Kim Vordenbaum kill off an assist by Michele Hennigar got the Rangerettes on the board then Wen dy Gentry and Hennigar recorded blocks for points, but New Braunfels answered back to take a IO 3 lead Instead of being intense we were lense," said Rangerette Coach Louise Davidson "I was real disap pointed with the way we played " The serve was exchanged 12 times before the I nicoms won the game which came when Wright caught Smithson Valley crowding the net and pushed the ball to an open backcourt After spotting the Rangerettes the first point of the second game New Braunfels again took charge scoring five straight points behind the serv ingot Wright and W ingate District 13-4A volleyball District 13 ■»* » . leybkll Standmqi Team    Wf New Brauna > Canyon Smith* Kl V    a    t    v    4 Tivv    4 Hays    I Clemen* Boerne Lockhart Friday v Matches V** Bruufnels de! Smithson \ a 5 15-10 Tiv> del    Hays 15-7 U U 15-t> Saturday (Matches Canyon dei lxx*khart 15-J 15 1 Clemens clef Boerne twogarm-v The Unicorns let! » 3 on a block by Vela but Smithson Valley pulled to within a poult on a New Braunfels miss hit and a Nock by V ordenbaum The I mourns seemingly took charge of the game by scoring the next seven points with Wright and Vela recording kills for points arni V ela adding a block (or a point The Rangerettes made it close rat tlmg off the next five points to trim the lead to 13 I In th** string Vordenbaum had two aces and I>esl»e McCoy a kill Before Smithson Valley could come too close, however. Wright won the serve back for the Unicorns with a diving stab that cleared the net and hit the Rangerette court Smithson V alley could not return the two ensu mg serves, with the hall landing in the net to give New Braunfels its match winning point "We played all light for a while then just stop pet!    Davidson said "We were doing too much passing on the front line " The Unicorns resume play on Tues day hosting Hays beginning at 5 p rn with the freshmen match Smithson Valley travels to Boerne, looking for revenge against Hie Lady Hounds Boerne upset the Rangerettes in the district npem*r on Sept 8 -TOM LABINSKI Statistics Ac** Viock* KOI* Point* (Assists* Ne* Bf aunt*!* Davis 14X1 I 4 I ook 0 IM 2 I». Wingate 24X3 4 VS fight 2 1-2 4 t7‘ Vela 1X2 2 3. McFarland 14X2 I ii Forney 0-04X0 Total** J I* is (ll) Smithton Valley Hennigar 0-2-5-3 4 McCoy 04X1 I 4 Yell 14*4X1 til, Vurden baum 2 1 2 4 Gentry 0 2 11 Bales txo 1-0 Parker 04) 14) Total* I S IMO (ti JV (cote NS win* is ll. IS • ♦th score Na win* IS O. IS IO ;