New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 12, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas
Sunday, September 12,1982 6A
New Braunfels dominates Matadors, 28-0
By SCOTT HARING Wire editor
The “always close” label on the New Braunfels-Seguin rivalry got blown right out of Unicorn Stadium Friday night along with the Seguin Matadors as the much-improved Unicorns put together a dominating 28-0 win.
“We didn’t expect to dominate,” coach Jim Streety said. “It just turned out that way.”
The brightest spot for the Unicorns, who evened their season record at 1-1, was the play of the offensive line. After a week of concentrated practice following a disappointing showing against San Marcos, the line opened the holes to get New Braunfels’ ground game moving.
The Unicorns racked up 292 yards rushing and were led by Earl Wilson, who more than doubled last week’s performance with 128 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Craig Wersterfer contributed 54 yards, Tudy Cantu 41 and Stoney Williams 33, but the spotlight belonged to Wilson, who would have racked up even more yards if a 52-yard touchdown run at the end of the first half had not been called back on a not-so-obvious clipping call.
“We were just tickled to death with the improvement in our offensive line and our entire defense,” Streety said. That defense held the Matadors to two first downs in the first half and held quarterback Jay Voss to a 6-for-35 passing performance.
The Unicorns’ first drive stalled at the Seguin 25, and Jeff Heeh was short on a
43-yard field goal attempt. After a trade of fumbles, Seguin was held and forced to punt, which led to the strangest play of the game.
The Matadors regularly run the punting team in without a huddle — just dash on to the field, line up and snap it — and the Unicorns were caught changing teams. It looked like 20 blue jerseys were on the field when the play started. “I think that’s a school record for most players on the field when the ball was snapped,” Streety laughed. “It looked like a Chinese fire drill.” Seguin declined the five-yard penalty when the punt was taken at the NB 18.
New Braunfels then droved those 82 yards and scored 12 plays later, Earl Wilson taking it in from the one on fourth-and-goal for the score. The drive was all running plays and featured Wilson dashes of 26. 16 and ll yards.
After another Seguin punt, the Unicorns drove down to the Matador four-yard line, only to see Rene Ortega’s field goal attempt sail wide left. Combined with the called-back touchdown run, the missed opportunities concerned Streety. “We were kind of frustrated at halftime because we had so much success but only 14 points,” he said.
The Unicorns got their second score of the first half on a Tudy Cantil one-yard plunge, dreg Bender ran for a two-point conversion on a fake kick to make up for a missed try for two on the first score, and the Unicorns led at halftime, 14-0.
The Unicorns scored again on their first posession of the second half, Wilson doing the honors from the four. Ortega's
kick was true, and NB had Seguin in a deep hole, 21-0.
At that point, Seguin dropped their ground game and went exclusively to the air. QB Voss completed just enough passes and ran just enough draws to Billy Ramzinsky to move the Matadors as close as the Unicorn 16. But a fourth-down incompletion gave the ball back to New Braunfels to end the threat.
Another Unicorn fumble gave the ball back to Seguin on the NB 35, but Craig Wersterfer took it back right away with an interception. The Unicorns then drove 73 yards for the final score to nail the Matadors’ coffin shut. The drive was highlighted by Wersterfer’s only two pass completions of the night, a 27-yarder to Chris Winkler and an 11-yarder to Harry Dougherty. Backup tailback Ray Saenz got the score on a five-yard run, and Ortega’s kick made it 28-0.
Seguin’s wild passing game gave the final minutes some excitement, but three Matador drives stalled because of incompletions. The final threat was halted when a fourth-and-ten pass on the Unicorn ll with 18 seconds to go sailed over the receiver’s head. The 35 pass attempts by Seguin was a trial by fire for the young Unicorn secondary, and they passed it well.
“I’m more excited about our improvement and our potential for continued improvement than the win,” Streety said. He was also pleased with the team’s overall aggressiveness and confidence.
The Unicorns next travel to Bastrop for an 8 p.m. Friday game.
New Braunfels receiver Chris Winkler pulls down a Craig Wersterfer pass and looks
Staff photo by John Senter
upfield. The play went for 27 yards as the Unicorns beat the Seguin Matadors, 28 0.VolleyfestSVclaims second, NB third but San Marcos wins title
Staff photo by Cindy Richardson
Canyon's Troy 3urch Jr. fires a pass against Antonian. Burch threw two TD strikes and scored twice more for the Cougars.
By KARI MITCHELL Sports editor
The Smithson Valley Rangerettes and the New Braunfels Unicorns spiked their way to second and third place standings, respectively, in the Fraulein Volleyfest held Friday and Saturday with a couple of outstanding performances.
Losing in the finals to defending champion San Marcos 15-5, 15-5, Smithson Valley gained a 3-1 record while New Braunfels, defeating the Taylor I^dy Ducks, 15-6, 15-17, 15-6 for third, also ended play at 3-1.
The Canyon Cigarettes were eliminated from the competition by St. Gerard’s, 15-2, 7-15, 16-14 in the third round with a 1-2 record.
From each of the three teams, two players were named to the 12-member all-tourney list. They are Dawn Davis and Tonya Hartman from Smithson Valley, Pam Dunks and Tonya Hurd from New Braunfels and I/Oretta Soechting and Shelly Nance from Canyon.
The Rangerettes, “the best competition San Marcos had seen during the tourney” according to Canyon coach Donna Boehle, came out fast in the first game of the finals, lining up a 4-2 lead with some excellent spikes # and winning serves. But, on the arm of Sandra Jannett, the Rattlers took
over at 5-4.
Fighting for every point, they finally took the game at 15-5 when Sly Quintero drove an ace into a hole in center court.
In the second game, bad refereeing and fast-paced spiking from alltourney members I/cah Calbeck and Erin Breighan pushed the Rattlers to a second 15-5 win. The Rangerettes, after being down 9-1, struggled back to a 9-4 score but were forced to take sideout when Darlene Garrison served a ball just before the whistle was blown for a San Marcos substitute. San Marcos took control of the game and won the match in two.
“They played an excellent tournament,” said SV coach Louise Davidson. “They hit back a lot shots that they haven’t seen this year. I think everyone expected us to lose (against San Marcos) but it was a good match. Everyone played very well and in that first game, they were at their best. They lost a little of their composure in the second game, but San Marcos can be a little intimidating at the net. We’ll be ready for them at their tournament next week (inSan Marcos).”
New Braunfels was unstoppable in the first of their three game third
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Canyon victory drought broken with 49-0 triumph
By ROBERT JOHNSON Editor
It had been exactly one year and four days since the Canyon Cougars last won a football game. If Friday’s Canyon-Antonian game had been a B’ movie, the plot surely would have called for a dramatic, come-from-behind victory, complete with a surprise hero and victory-starved fans going bonkers.
It didn’t happen that way, and Canyon head coach Troy Burch is probably glad it didn’t. His Cougars so dominated the visiting Apaches in rolling to a 494) win, it allowed him to give his substitutes almost two quarters of playing time.
The win was the first since Canyon’s 20-19 win over Cole in the 1981 season opener. It was the Cougars’ first shutout in recent memory, and the 49 points set a school scoring record.
To further spoil the *B’ movie scenario, there was no one hero. Everyone shared in the glory. Consider the following performances, which certainly belong in marquee lights:
Quarterback Troy Burch Jr., who ran for two touchdowns, threw for two others, and gained 106 yards on five carries — all in the first half.
Halfback Glenn Nemec, who put the game away with a 62-yard touchdown run on the Cougars’ first play from scrimmage in the second half and rushed for 79 yards on only 3 carries.
Substitute halfback Bret Cappelman, in his first extended action, scored two touchdowns on runs of I and 18 yards.
Defensive tackle Glenn Munoz, who led a pass rush which buried Antonian quarterback Marc Altobelli.
— Tight end Chuck Bell and fullback Dean Taylor, who snared Burch’s two touchdown passes
Kicker Erie Wall, who finally had a chance to kick some extra points and went 7-for-7.
That’s really only a partial list. “You could almost name everybody,” Burch said.
The play that decided the way the game was going to go came on the Cougars’ first series. Facing fourth and one on the
Canyon 46, the Cougars elected to go for it. Halfback Bill Rudelitsch made it with plenty to spare, and four plays later the Cougars were leading 7-0 after Burch’s 33-yard bootleg down the left sideline.
A fumble stopped the next Canyon drive, and the Apaches mounted their only threat of the evening. Altobelli hit wide receiver Dave Daniels for a 33-yard gain to the Canyon 39, then found Louie Gonzlez at the 20 two plays later. But Gonzlez fumbled. Canyon recovered, and the game was never in doubt again.
The Cougars scored on three of four second quarter possessions to take a 284) halftime lead. A Burch-to-Rudelitsch pass gave them first and goal at the 8, and Burch hit a wide-open Taylor in the end zone on the second play of the second quarter.
Russell Rester’s interception set up the third Cougar score, a 58-yard, 6-play drive. On first down from the Apache 36, Burch bootlegged left, dodged a tackler at the line, cut inside a Gary Edwards block and
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Lendl to meet Connors; Evert wins women's title
NEW YORK (AP) — Ivan I^endl extended his mastery of John McEnroe, ousting the three-time defending champion 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 in the men’s semifinals, and Chris Evert Lloyd won her sixth women’s singles crown at the U.S. Open Tennis Championships Saturday.
Lloyd, her path cleared when top-seeded Martina Navratilova and defending champion Tracy Austin were upset earlier in the week, needed just 64 minutes to dispose of Hana Mandlikova of Czechoslovakia 6-3,6-1.
I/cndl, seeded third in America’s premier tennis event, will meet Jimmy Connors in Sunday’s men’s singles final, to be nationally televised on CBS starting at 3 p.m. CDT.
Connors, the No. 2 seed, gained the final with a 6-1, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 triumph over fourth-seeded Guillermo Vilas of Argentina.
McEnroe, the world’s No. I ranked player who now has lost his last six matches against I/endl, was top-seeded in his bid for a fourth straight U.S. Open title on the hard courts at the National Tennis Center. He lost his Wimbledon title to Connors in July.
The New York left-hander was as much to blame for his demise as l,endl. McEnroe’s volleys were often long, and his serve, the key to his whole game, was off, despite 16 aces.
Lendl, meanwhile, was in peak form, finding the corners and the lines with his ferocious
forehand and making infrequent but successful forays to the net.
Lloyd, who had to go three sets to top Mandlikova in the final here two years ago, only had to keep the ball in play Saturday as her 20-year-old opponent made numerous errors and several crucial double faults.
The 27-year-old Lloyd took home the $90,000 first-place prize and became the third woman in history to capture the U S. title six times. Only Mulla Mallory, who won eight times between 1915 and 1926, and Helen Wills Moody, who captured seven crowns between 1923 and 1931, have won more.
The victory kept alive Lloyd’s streak of winning at least one Grand Slam singles title each year since 1974, and increased her record to 66 match victories.
Mandlikova collected $45,000 for her runnerup finish.
Lloyd struggled constantly to hold serve, but always came up with the big points when she needed them. She never lost serve, although three times Mandlikova battled to deuce.
Connors, a three-time winner and the only person to win on all three surfaces the Open has been contested on — grass, clay and hard court — came out blazing in the opening set, breaking Vilas in the fourth and sixth games, the fourth at love.