New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 8, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
NB ends 1st round at Seguin
Bills’ fumbles costly in rout
New Braunfels completes the first round of District 25-5A volleyball play today at Seguin, when the once-beaten Unicorns visit the 1-4 Matadors.
Last season, no one wanted to play at Seguin, as the Matadors had the most feared combination of hitters in the district in college-bound Jara Harless (Sam Houston), Jessica Gaytan (Texas Lutheran) and Destiny Redix (Sam Houston basketball).
Only one starter remains from that districl-championship team, and the Matadors are currently a half-game out of last place.
Seguin could be a competitive team, however — the Mats’ lone district victory was against an East Central team that took New Braunfels to three games last week.
District 2S-5A Volleyball Standings
New Braunfels 4
San Marcos 4
South San 2
East Central 1
New Braunfels del. McCollum 12-15,
Harlandale del. East Central 15-12,15-9
San Marcos vs. South San, po$t>oned
Harlandale del. McCollum 15-5,154
East Central vs. San Marcos 15-2,15-13
New Braunfels al Seguin
New Braunfels, which briefly enjoyed sole possession of first place, is now tied for the lead with San Marcos after the Rattlers’ Monday victory against East Central.
The Unicorns can regain the lead and secure at least a tie for first at the end of the first round with a win at Seguin.
New Braunfels picked up its 15th win of the season on Friday against McCollum, improving the Unicorns’ season record to 15-8.
Harlandale and McCollum completed their first round play on Monday, as the Indians easily dispatched a McCollum team which gave New Braunfels fits on Friday. Harlandale won in two games, by scores of 15-5,15-4.
McCollum may have still been tired from Friday’s classic al New Braunfels — the Cowboys had a
14-10 edge in the third game and did not score another point. Despite at least five chances at match-point for McCollum, New Braunfels gradually rallied to win the 12-15, 15-11, 16-14 match.
After today’s game at Seguin, San
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New Braunfels' Meredith Hardeman passes the ball to setter Veronica Galvan in a previous Unicom match. The team completes the first round of District 25-5A play today at Seguin. (Photo by Annexes Schlickenrieder)
Marcos and South San will be the only teams not to have completed first-round play. The South San team neglected to go to San Marcos on Friday, mistakenly believing the match was at South San.
The match has not been rescheduled as of yet, but will
probably take place either on Wednesday if permitted or on Saturday.
District 26-4A is off today because of testing. Canyon and Smithson Valley will both host matches on Thursday, with the 3-0 Cougareties in
a showdown with unbeaten Hays and the Rangerettes hoping to pick up their first district win against a good Clemens team.
Bastrop and Lockhart already played the match scheduled for this week, with Bastrop defeating the Lions.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — | Buffalo’s explosive offense kept going off in the Bills’ face.
The Kansas City Chiefs did what they do best — run the football — and recovered all five Buffalo fumbles in a 33-6 pounding of the Bills Monday night.
“That’s our game — straight at them: pound, pound, pound,’’ said Chiefs tackle Rich Balinger after the Chiefs knocked Buffalo from the ranks of the unbeaten. “We took control of the game. We didn’t make mistakes.’’
The Bills, on the other hand, made plenty of mistakes. And they were costly.
Kansas City’s first touchdown, a I-yard pass from Steve DeBerg to Pete Holohan just 44 seconds into the second period, completed a 77-yard drive that began when linebacker Lonnie Marts recovered Bills quarterback Jim Kelly’s fumble. It was a taste of things to come.
Derrick Thomas had four sacks and forced Kelly to fumble chi three of them. Bill Maas had two more sacks, and also caused Kelly to fumble once.
“We looked at it like Marv said before the game: Whoever wins the turnover battle will win the game,’’ Kelly said. “I fumbled four times and you just can’t have that.’’
Kelly said it was a combination of a strong pass rush and good coverage by the Chiefs’ secondary that led to the sacks.
“If a team can succeed in running the ball as well as they did, you’re in for a long night.’’ said Buffalo Coach Marv Levy, who once coached the Chiefs. “They just overpowered us. I hope we’re not as bad as we looked. I think most routs — and this was a rout — are not indicative of the difference between the two teams. ’ ’
Nick Lowery got Kansas City on the scoreboard first with a 41-yard field goal. Scott Norwood kicked 44-and 25-yard field goals for Buffalo, and Lowery answered with a 40-yard kick to give the Chiefs a 136 halftime leail.
“We didn’t think we were going to get manhandled.’’ Bills linebacker Shane eonian said. “No one thinks they’re going to play on Monday night and get manhandled.’’
But that’s exactly what happened. Christian Okoyc gained 130 yards on 29 cames and Harvey Williams had 103 yards on 20 cames.
Kansas City outgained the Bills 397-210, the most yards the Chiefs have gained since last Dec. 2 at New England and the fewest they have given up since last Dec. 29 at Chicago.
Buffalo had been averaging moreNFL
All Timas COT
East WLT Ret. PF RA
Buffalo 5 1 0 .833 168 148
Miami 3 3 0 .500 120 122
N Y Jets 3 3 0 .500 120 112
Now England 2 4 0 333 66 111
Indianapolis 0 6 0 OOO 43 134
Houston 4 1 0 800 156 69
Pittsburgh 3 2 0 600 115 104
Cleveland 2 3 0 400 72 69
Cincinnati OSO OOO 68 136
Denver 4 2 0 667 128 107
Kansas City 4 2 0 667 98 69
LA Railers 3 3 0 500 91 108
Seattle 3 3 0 500 111 88
San Diego 1 5 0 167 97 127
NATIONAL CONFERENCE East WLT Pct. PF RA
Washington 6 0 0 1 OOO 189 65
Callas 4 2 0 667 115 113
N Y Giants 3 3 0 500 95 93
Philadelphia 3 3 0 500 90 80
Phoenix 3 3 0 500 92 105
Detroit 5 1 0 833 128 119
Chicago 4 2 0 667 97 111
Mnnesota 2 4 0 333 69 106
Green Bay 1 5 0 167 83 115
TampaBay 1 5 0 167 73 113
New Orleans 5 0 0 1 OOO 121 47
Atlanta 2 3 0 400 62 88
LA Rams 2 3 0 400 73 109
San Francisco 2 3 0 400 95 69
Sunday s Games
Dailas 20. Green Bay 17 Houston 42. Denver 14 Miami 20. New England 10 Detroit 24. Minnesota 20 New York Jets 17. Cleveland 14 TampaBay 14. Philadelphia 13 Seama 13. Cincinnati 7 Washington 20. Chicago 7 New York Giants 20. Phoenix 9 San Diego 21 Los Angeles Raiders 13 Pittsburgh 21. Indianapolis 3 OPEN DATE Atlanta. Los Angeles Rams. New Orleans. San Francisco Monday's Game Kansas City 33. Buffalo 6 Sunday, Oct 13
Cincinnati at Dallas noon Cleveland at Washington, noon indianapolis at Buffalo noon New Orleans at Philadelphia, noon Phoenix at Minnesota, noon San Diego at Los Angeles Rams 3pm Miami at Kansas City. 3 p.m.
Houston at New York Jets. 3 p m Atlanta al San Francisco. 3 p m Los Angeles Raiders at Seattle 6 30p rn OPEN DATE Chicago, Denver Detroit Green Bay New England, Tampa Bay Monday, Oct. 14
New York Giants at Pittsburgh. 8pm
than 32 points and 450 yards a game in winning their first five. The Chiefs had held their first five opponents to an average 12.6 points a game.
Lowery’s 24-yardcr with 10:39 gone in the third period boosted Kansas City’s lead to 16-6. Then cornerback Kevin Ross recovered Thurman Thomas’ fumble on the Buffalo 17 and, two plays later. Okoye rumbled into the end /one from the 5.
NBMS falls to Kirby
The New Braunfels Middle School football teams played Kirby on Saturday, dropping both games to the powerful Judson feeder.
The eighth-grade Blue team lost 16-6, despite a very strong effort by the players.
New Braunfels cut the lead to 8-6 on Carlos de la Cerda’s 40-yard touchdown pass to Kelly Garza, a throw which was right on the money.
Kirby scored an insurance touchdown after New Braunfels’ score lo essentially put the game away.
The eighth-grade White team lost 14-6, in a game in which most of the scoring took place in a
15-second span of the first quarter.
Kirby got on the board first, with 1:10 remaining in the first.
With 55 seconds left, Chris Robles answered with a two-yard touchdown run for New Braunfels. The score was set up by Robles’ 48-yard run lo open the drive.
Kirby added a 55-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter, bul missed the conversion. New Braunfels had chances to tie, the strongest being a fourth and one from die 2-yard line, but Kirby’s defense held up.
Rec offers volleyball
The New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department is offering open-play volleyball al the I -anda Rec Center on Tuesday evenings.
Play begins al 7:30 p.m., and it is supervised by Steve Serna. The fee for the program is $ I per person, and anyone is welcome lo attend. For more information, please call 620 PLAY.Flag FB tourney Nov. 9-10
The Parks and Recreation Department will feature a men’s flag football tournament on Nov. 9- IO.
It will be a TA.AF. qualifying meet for local teams, who will be eligible to advance lo regional and slate competition. Team fee for diis tournament will be $125 per team.
Teams may register at the Rec Center between noon and 9 p.m. on Monday dirough Friday until (Jct. 31. After Oct. 31, teams will register at the park office in Lamia Park.Tennis lessons offered
Tennis lessons al die Prince Sodus Tennis Courts will be offered monthly through die New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Dcparuncut.
Lessons will meet once a week, at 4 p.m. on Thursday, beginning (Jct. IO. Dick Buhl is the instructor. The fee is $25 per month.
Students may register at die Rec Center between noon and 9 p.m. on Monday dirough Friday. For more information, call 620 Pl AY
By JOE BELK Sports Editor
The player-of-the-week nominees after the fifth football games of the season proved to be the usual suspects.
Except for one, who may become a regular in this space after receiving the honor on his first opportunity.
Canyon sophomore Mike Johnson had a superb effort rn his first varsity game, as the Cougars defeated Randolph 21-20. Johnson, a lineman who was moved up from the JV, lopped the Cougar luiemen by grading an 83 on Canyon’s tough grading scale.
Johnson led an improved effort by the Cougar offensive line, which played more aggressively off the ball and did not allow a sack. The line’s performance also helped allow a strong three-touchdown game for Miguel Martinez, who rushed for two touchdowns and also caught a Marty Robles pass for a score.
For his efforts rn his fust varsity appearance, Johnson earns the Herald Zeituny 's Comal County Offensive Player of the Week award.
Defensively, .New Braunfels had two players who were instrumental in shutting down Harlandale: inside linebacker Jason Turner and tackle Todd Robmson.
Turner had nine tackles and three assists in New Braunfels’ 28-3 win, and Robmson added five tackles and five assists. Staustics, however, were not their greatest contribution to the team’s defensive effort.
“They just harassed the quarterback all night long,’’ New Braunfels Coach Lew Simmonds said. “They put so much pressure on the quarterback that he really had a bad night. Thai allowed us to stop their run.”
Simmonds said the defensive coaches decided to shul down some of the most effective Hallandale plays that generated from Indian QB James Escobedo, a very effective quarterback in the pocket but one who lacks mobility.
“When he sets up, he’s very good, the coach said. “We weren’t leiung him set up."
The two Unicom players instrumental in disrupting the Harlandale offense share the Comal County Defensive Player of the Week award.
Jeremy McElroy earned Canyon’s defensive MVP selection, after getting four tackles and playing a strong overall game against Randolph.
Jason LaRuc received the honor al Smithson Valley, with IO tackles in the Rangers’ 21-3 loss at Boerne. Four of LaRue's tackles were solo efforts.
“He did pretty well," Coach Joe Maiulich said, adding that the success of Boerne’* running backs meant that Snuthson Valley’s defense as a whole didn't play loo well. “Thai wasn't particularly his fault. He had a good game
Jason Boss, the Rangers’ leading rusher with 68 yards on 12 carries, received Snuthson Valley’s offensive MVP selection.
“He ran lough, he ran pretty hard," Matulich said of Boss, who picked up some first downs to extend Ranger drives.
Smunonds didn t single out offensive players lot New Braunfels, instead giving the MVP honor to the enure Unicorn olfensive unit.
“Anytime you vc got 400 and something yards rushing, everybody’s got to be doing something right," Smunonds Mud.
The miming bucks — Kyle Herman. Shawn Benbrook and Jacob Leos — all had outstanding efforts, as did an offensive line that was close to full strength with the return of Chris Le axman and Todd Kading from injuries.
“Every person in die line played great," Smunonds said. “The blocking all the way across was excellent.’ ’ J
He said in addition to superb games by Leas!naif and Kading, David Waller and Tho Robledo both* played extremely well.
Dennis Bryan earned honorable mentions on both sides of the ball and special teams, after catching a touchdown pass from Michael Sierra and picking off an Escobedo pass oil defense. His kickoffs were also very effective.
Daniel Cantu also had a outstanding game in the secondary, iruercepurig Escobedo and returning the ball 28 yards.
Malt Pusateri played very well on defense, as did linebackers Eric Lieke and Shawn Juries.
Defensive honorable mentions for Suuihson Valley were Darrell Kendall, who recovered a fumble and played a good game as a whole, and Mark Cooper, who blocked a Boerne field-goal attempt before halftime.
Turner Robinson McElroy LaRue Boss Martinez
CHS’ Johnson named POW in first game