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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 27, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Baylor, SMU, A&M, Arkansas post Southwest Conference routs Page WA NB runners capture district title Page 9A Cougarettes, Rangerettes ' grab district championships Page 8A H»rald-Zfitun$ Sundae Oc tober 27 1985 Page 7A Unicorns top Cougars, 33-14 By DAVID KING Sports editor New Braunfels and Canyon both had fun Friday night at the ninth Wurst Bowl football game. The Unicorns just had a little more fun. New Braunfels scored four of the first five times it had the ball for a 27-0 halftime lead, then held on for dear life for a 33-14 victory in front of 6,300 fans at Cougar Stadium. New Braunfels' good times were wet-blanketed a little in the second quarter when quarterback Victor Sierra went out with a broken left collarbone. Sierra will be out of the lineup for at least three weeks. But even with junior Alan Matney running the offen.se, life was fun for the Unicorns. New Braunfels rushed for 176 yards including 106 by Stephen Millett and passed for 68 more in the first 24 minutes “That’s the way our offense has been coming," New Braunfels Coach Jim Street) said of the first half. “That's the way it’s been since the Clemens game." New Braunfels has broken 30 points the last three games. Canyon's offense and its fun — was reserved for the second half, when the Cougars held the Unicorns to no first downs and scored on drives of 37 and 61 yards. "We had a real discussion at the half," Canyon Coach Troy Burch said. “The final thing I said was relax, go play football and leave the field witll some self-respect “We really discussed the situation how sorry it was to play that way. They didn t have any fun. And you can't play Die game if you don’t have any fun." Burch said tile Cougars w ere too tense before the game, leading to a shell-shocked performance against a team that showed why it’s already alone atop the District I IHA standings at 24). New Braunfels took the opening kickoff and did a Sherman-through-Georgia imitation, driving 73 yards iii 15 plays and draining 7:20 off the clock. Millett tiad most of the fun, slashing inside and outside as New Braunfels’ offensive line came off the ball like high explosives. Sierra, who completed five of seven passes, mixed iii two completions to fullback Stephen Hanz to keep tile (hive going. Millett shot through a gap in the line for the touchdown from the 6, and Sierra added the extra point Canyon, meanwhile, sank iii quicksand. Return man Brad Campbell fielded the rolling kickoff on one knee at the 12. and Royals rally in ninth ai » Mf «A( (i .•( rue* i New Braunfels' Stephen Millett looks for running room in the middle of the line during Friday's game was whistled down there. Quarterback Kody Smith dropped his first snap and bobbled it back to the 4. Ben Garcia's 40-yard punt pushed the Unicorns back to the 42, but New Braunfels went to w ork there with the same scheme. The second-biggest play of the drive was a 19-yard third-down completion from Sierra to fullback Ryan Purdy that moved tile bidi to the IO. Millett lost two yards on a sweep, then looked trapped again before .stopping and floating a pass back across the field to Sierra, who caught the ball and atom-smashed with Altiert Natal the 8 Facing third-and-goal from there, New Braunfels called time out and was then assessed a delay penalty. But Sierra calmly lofted a touchdown pass to Barry Baker, then came out of the game with a broken collarbone. He had broken it in the collision w ith Natal "He got hit pretty good," Street)' said of Sierra. But he doesn’t back off from anybody I guess he should have laid down." New Braunfels' good times continued on the kickoff, when Leon Sneed’s popup died between five Canyon players at the Cougars’ 27. The Unicorns’ Paul Brotze hustled down and made the recovery. New Braunfels converted on the break before the Cougars had time to scratch their heads and wonder what liappened. Han/ stormed right up the middle for a touchdown on second down from the 24 Sneed added the extra point, and it was 214) with 10:02 still left in the half The teams exchanged possesions, and Canyon finally jump-started its offense, picking up its first first down and driving to the Unicorns' 29 before Danm Rodriguez was stopped on fourth and (Hie. New Braunfels took over and went 71 yards, mixing Han/. Millett and Matney s talents to kill all but the final seven seconds of the half Millett scored from the 3. but Sneed's kick disappeared and it was 274) at the half The touchdown was the l ist first down by Now Braunfels, which stuck to a right-wing game plan the second half Canyon took advantage of a 58-yard punt by (iari la lo set up its first touchdown Tin* senior’s kick See UNICORNS, Page HA KANSAS CITY. Mo. (AP) Kansas City, coming back when it seemed impossible, scored two runs in the ninth inning on a one-out pinch single by Dane Iorg to beat the St I Amis Cardinals 2-1 Saturday night and force a deciding seventh game of Uie World Series The Cardinals, seeking their 10th world championship, had gone ahead 14) on their own clutch pinch hit by Brian Harper in the top of Hie eighth, appearing to have spoiled yet another fine outing for Royals’ lefthander Charlie la?ibrandt But with Cardinals reliever Todd Worrell pitching the ninth and three outs from losing. Hie Royals fought back, just as they did from 3-1 deficits in games in the American I league playoffs and the Series itself The winning rally included a disputed play at first base, a muffed bunt attempt and a passed ball, and it resulted in two runs that extended the Royals’ season by one more game Jorge Orta started the inning with an infield single to first base Jack Clark fielded the ball and threw to Worrell covering, but first base umpire Don Denkinger ruled that Orta twat Worrell to the bag The Cardinals argued briefly that Orta had missed the bag. but he remained there as Steve Balboni came to bat Balboni fouled the first pitch high in the air and it dropped untouched in front of the Royals* dugout as Clark and catcher Darrell Porter converged on it. Balboni, the home run [utter who has yet to get an extra-base hit in the postseason, fouled off another pitch, then lined a single through the left side that sent Orta to second After taking two balls and then fouling off two bunt attempts, Jim Sundberg laid down a bunt that Worrell fielded toward the third-base side. The Cardinals' pitcher threw to third to force Orta for the first out. Onix Concepcion ran for Balboni, who had taken second on the play, and a passed ball by Porter allowed both runners to advance one base Pinch hitter Hal McRae was walked intentionally after the passed ball and Iorg came up. Iorg took one pitch out of the strike /one before lining a single into right field that scored both Concept ion and Sundberg. who just beat the throw from And) VanSlykt* Game 7 Sunday night will match left-hander John Tudor of Hie Cardinals and right-hander Bret Saberhagen of the Royals, two 20-game winners and the aces of their respective staffs It will be the first matchup of 20-game winners in the seventh game of a World Series since the New York Yankees' Ralph Terry faced Jack Sanford of San Francisco in 1962Stymied Rangers, Bulldogs play to scoreless tie |    '    f' LESLIE KRIEWALDT HERALD 7EITUNGSmithson Valley's Bruce Letbetter hauls down Bandera's James Compton during Friday's game By TOM LABINSKI Staff writer Defense took center stage Friday night as Smithson Valley and Bandera battled to a 04) tie in a District 27-3A game. The two teams successfully recreated the 1960’s as Ranger Stadium turned into Soldier Field with the two teams turning in dazzling performances of a classic Green Bay Packers-Chicago Bears game With both teams combing for a total of just 278 offensive yards, the game resembled a Black-,md-Blue division game at its meanest. When both teams were able to move the ball into scoring position, the defenses stiffended even more Smithson Valley held all-state fullback James Compton to 56 yards on 21 carries, while the Bulldogs’ versatile quarterback Jimmy Sides was limited to 34 yards on 16 carries. • “Anytime you can hold an all-state fullback to 56 yurds, you know you’ve done a good job. Sides hurt us a few times, but I thought we contained hun pretty w ell He was our biggest concern," said Ranger Coach Stan Irvine Offensively, Smithson Valley did not fare much better Fullback Chris Gentry gained 103 yards on 26 carries, but the other Ranger runners managed only 34 yards ut 16 carries. The closest Smithson Valley came to scoring w as on the last play of the game, when Gentry's 47-yard field goal attempt fell short, The closest Bandera came to scoring was midway through the third quarter After a holding penalty pushed the Bulldogs bark to their own IO. Sides attempted to throw long on third down. Under heavy pressure, the senior scrambled into his own end /one, then ran down the sideline While Sides was scrambling, tight end David Ziegler wrked himself behind the Ranger secondary. Sides rifled the ball to Ziegler at the 50, and after the Ranger defender dove for the all and missed, the receiver scampered into the end zone The touchdown was called back, however, because Sides fiat! crossed the line of scrimmage before he made his pass. On the next play, the Rangers roughed the Bulldog punter, giving Bandera new life on its own 20. The defense held, but on the next punt Smithson Valley was called for a personal foul, giving Bandera the ball on its own 44. The Bulldogs moved to the Ranger 36 before turning Hie ball over on downs On their next possession, Bandera reached the Hanger 43 before a fourth down pass failed. Smithson Valley took over and drove to the Bandera 35 but Hie Rangers* fourth down play failed. Facing foi See RANGERS, Page J ;

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