New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 12, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas
Smithson Valley's Angi Pagani dives to the floor to save a spike during the Fraulein Volleyfest title game against San Marcos. The Rattlers won the title, but
Staff photo by John Senter
the Rangerettes' second place was the highest finish among local teams.
Smithson Valley victimized by Pflugerville, 36-6
By KARI MITCHELL Sports editor
“Nine turnovers,” Smithson Valley coach Rick Calhoun said solemnly shaking his head at the score board. “NINE in one game. Can you believe it? Instead of teaching them how to avoid penalties, we should have taught them to hold on to the ball.
“It was certainly a lesson in football.”
And it was taught well by the Pflugerville Panthers.
Crushing the now 1-1 Rangers 36-6 in Pflugerville stadium, the Panthers (2-0) took control from the first play and marched for a total 521 yards rushing to 189 for SV — the first 71 of which came on the opening play of the game.
SV’s Jeff Hamil had just kicked off, placing the ball at the Pflugerville 29 when, on a roll left, fullback Randy Weiss took the pitch from quarterback Jeff Walker and ran 71 yards for a touchdown. Glen Thompson came in for the extra point to make it 7-0.
Panther fans stood up in a frenzy, as surprised as the out-run Rangers. “But, I didn’t start to worry then,” said Calhoun. “The worrying came after Pflugerville made their second touchdown.”
Just 1:81 had gone by when on fourth and one from the Pflugerville 43, Smithson Valley fumbled and Thompson recovered. Three plays later Walker pulled a QB
keeper up the middle for a 13-0 score.
“We just weren’t there,” said Calhoun. “We weren’t as prepared as we should have been for their fullback (Randy) Weiss or the game. But then, you also have to consider that these kids aren’t used to a winning season. They need to gradually build up to it. It’ll take a little time.”
It took too much Friday night. What started off bad got worse fast. Before halftime, the Rangers had lined up three fumbles, one interception and allowed four touchdowns and one field goal for a total of 30 points. Rust’s first half passing, eight of 17 for 107 yards, looked to be the only bright spot of the game as Pflugerville set up for their third TD.
With 11:10 remaining in the second quarter, Weiss stepped OI yards to the Smithson Valley one yard line on a roll out right before a chasing Butch liegeman nailed him with a shoestring tackle.
After two penalties of 15 (holding) and five yards (illegal procedure), the Panthers were still within range at the IO when Jimmy Brown took a pitchback and sped around the right side and into the endzone. Thompson’s kick was good to make the score 20-0.
One minute and 92 seconds later, Brown repeated his touchdown run, this time on a 13-yard pass from Walker. The score, 27-0.
When a Joey Quinney 40-yard TD run was brought back on a holding charge, the Panthers had to settle for a Thompson
field goal and 30-0 lead.
Just 3:37 remained in the half as the Rangers began the move to narrow that lead. Completing their longest possession of the night, SV took the ball on their own 42-yard line and marched 58 yards for a touchdown. Reminiscent of last week’s 35-0 stomp over St. Anthony’s, quarterback James Rust reared back with a 20 yard bomb to liegeman that connected right on the numbers and placed the Rangers on the board for their first and only time of the game. The extra point, however, was no good.
The second half had Smithson Valley “playing better ball,” said Calhoun, “but they still didn’t use the fundamentals of the game. We had three interceptions and three fumbles, only one of which we recovered. But, then we also blocked a field goal and intercepted the pass when they tried to save it. It looked like us then.”
But not for long, as the Panthers raked up two more field goals from Thompson to place the final score at 36-6.
“About the only thing favorable we beat them in on paper is penalties and passes,” said Calhoun. “It looks like we’ll be starting with the basics next week.”
Other stats from the game: Penalties — SV, 8 for 40 yards, one declined, one offset; Pflugerville, 13 for 115 yards. Passing — SV: Rust, 9 of 24 for 125 yards; Pflugerville : Walker, I of IO for 13 < TD).
Astros lose to L.A., 5-3
HOUSTON (AP) The fortunes of the Houston Astros and the Iajs Angeles Dodgers, combatants in last year’s divisional series, have diverged greatly this season, and Dodgers skipper Tom I^isorda knows at least one reason.
Los Angeles pulled to within a half game of the National league West lead Saturday with a 5-3 defeat of the fifth-place Astros.
“To me, pennants are won or lost in the bullpen,” l^asorda said. “I really like our bullpen. After tile first month of the season, they’ve been doing a real good job.”
While the Astros bullpen has been hampered by the loss of Joe Sambito and other injuries, I^asorda has obtained pleasant results from people like Steve Howe, who earned his 13th save Saturday.
The Dodgers were able to close the gap on Atlanta, which lost 4-3 to Cincinnati.
“I hope experience will be a factor,” I^isorda said. “We have been there before.”
Pitcher Jerry Reuss and Howe combined to limit Houston to seven hits, while Dusty Baker knocked in a pair of runs with his 23rd home run of the season.
Homer string powers Texas win
ARLINGTON (AP) -wge Wright, Pete O’Brien I Larry Parrish cracked th-inning solo home runs to >k the five-hit pitching of irlie Hough as the Texas tigers topped the Seattle
Mariners 5-2 Saturday night.
Hough, 14-11, pitched his 10th complete game of the year. Seattle starter Floyd Bannister, 12-11, walked two and struck out nine, raising his league-leading strikeout total
Bruce Bochte’s first-inning homer gave Seattle a 1-0 lead. But the Rangers rallied on the three sixth-inning homers.
Wright’s blast was his third in as many games and 10th of
Complete local grid standings
District 13-AA A A
Team.....................W L Pct. W L Pct.
Fredericksburg..............OO — 2 0 1.000
Hays........................OO — ll .500
Lockhart.....................OO - ll .500
New Braunfels................00— ll .500
Canyon......................OO — ll .500
Gonzales.....................OO — 02 .000
KerrvilleTivy................OO — 02 .OOO
Friday’s Games New Braunfels 28, Seguin 0 Canyon 49, Antonian 0 Cuero 13, Gonzales IO Fredericksburg 26, Marble Falls 0 West Campus 30, Kerrville Tivy 13 Bastrop 29, Lockhart 12 Southwest?, Hays 6
Team.....................W L Pct. W L Pct.
Bandera.....................OO — 2 0 1 .OOO
Cole.........................OO - 2 0 1.000
Smithson Valley...............OO — ll .500
Randolph....................0 0 - ll .500
Boerne.......................OO — ll .500
Southside....................OO — ll .500
Friday’s Games Pflugerville 36, Smithson Valley 6 Cole 19, Poteet 14 Bandera 27, Comfort 0 Randolph 30, Holy Cross 8 Boerne 28, Pleasanton 13 Southside 25, Natalia 6
SMU runs all over Tulane in 51-7 rout
Baker teed off on loser Vern Ruhle, 7-13, in the first inning with his 23rd homer, giving Los Angeles a 2-0 lead.
Houston tied the score on Terry Puhl’s RBI single in the third on Bill Doran’s run-scoring single in the fourth, but the Dodgers went ahead to stay in the fifth.
Bill Russell was hit by a pitch to open the inning and scored on Steve Yeager’s triple. Reuss doubled to make it 4-2 and, one out later, he scored when Ken I^indreaux greeted reliever Bob Knepper with a bloop double.
Ray Knight knocked in Houston’s final run in the seventh with a single.
IRVING (AP) — Southern Methodist All-America tailback Erie Dickerson dashed for two touchowns and 183 yards Saturday night, making new Coach Bobby Collins’ debut a success with a 51-7 college intersectional rout of Tulane.
Dickerson became the second SMU player and the eighth in Southwest Conference history to gain over 3,000 yards in a career.
Dickerson and Craig James, SMU’s other senior tailback terror, each gained over IOO yards for the 10th time in their careers in the same game.
James gouged out 110 yards and scored a touchdown against the outmanned Green Wave.
He ran 42 yards for a touchdown on the No. 8 ranked Mustangs’ second offensive play and the Green Wave, now 0-2 for the season, never recovered.
Dickerson romped 14 yards for a touchdown, quarterback I^ance Mcllhenny scored his first collegiate touchdown on an 8-yard scamper and Jeff Harrell kicked a 33-yard field goal as SMU built a 24-0 halftime lead.
The swift Dickerson bolted 25 yards untouched for another touchdown in the third period and freshman tailback Reggie Dupard join the stampede with scoring runs of 3 and 46 yards in the fourth period.
It was SMU’s 10th consecutive opening victory. The Mustangs are now 3-4 against Tulane in their all-time series.
The victory was a costly one as SMU lost starting fullback Charles Drayton with a broken right leg in the third quarter.
Elton Veals kept Tulane from being blanked late in the fourth period with a one-yard scoring plunge against SMU reserves.
SMU rushed for 521 yards, which broke the school record for one game. The previous highest rushing total for one game was 501 yards in 1973 against Virginia Tech.
Ohio St. 21, Baylor 14
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - 14th-ranked Ohio State blew a 14-point lead Saturday, then rallied to beat Baylor 21-14 on sophomore quarterback Mike Tomczak’s 1-yard scoring sneak in the fourth quarter.
The Buckeyes, opening their season before 88,622, the second-largest crowd in Ohio Stadium history and its 84th consecutive sellout, handed Baylor its first loss of the season. The Bears had opened with a 21-17 defeat of North Texas State last week.
Tomczak, making his first college start as Art Schlichter’s replacement, led Ohio State on a 37-yard, nine-play drive that was set up on Garcia Lane’s 18-yard punt return.
The Buckeyes, returning to their famous ground game, used all rushing plays to score the winning touchdown. Tomczak carried the final yard with 9:52 left.
Ohio State’s running backs, particularly fullback Vaughn Broadnax and tailback Tim Spencer, enjoyed big days.
Broadnax, a 252-pound junior, scored twice on runs of 3 and 4 yards to provide Ohio State a 14-0 lead in the first 171* minutes. Broadnax rushed for 101 yards, his top day as a collegiate.
Spencer, a 212-pound senior, rolled up 147 yards in 30 rushes and became the school’s sixth all-time career rusher.
Baylor, a 12-point underdog, tied the score at 14-14 late in the third quarter on fullback Robert Williams’ 11-yard run.
Baylor’s first touchdown came on quarterback Mike Brannon’s 23-yard pass to tailback Alfred Anderson late in the first half.
the season. O’Brien’s was his second and Parrish’s was No.
Seattle made it 3-2 in the eighth on Julio Cruz’ double and two groundouts.
Miami (Fla.) 31, Houston 12
MIAMI (AP) — Quarterback Jim Kelly riddled the Houston secondary for 208 yards passing and tailback Mark Rush scored three touchdowns Saturday as 19th ranked Miami, Fla., blew past the Cougars, 31-12, in a regionally televised college football game.
Kelly, a senor from East Brady, Pa. who is being touted as a Heisman Trophy candidate, hit 16 of 27 passes to run his career yardage total to 5,021 as the Hurricanes, 17-14 losers to lith ranked Florida a week ago, evened their record at 1-1. •
It was the season opener for Bill Yeoman’s Houston team, which has now dropped five of the last six games in this series which stands at 7-7.
Rush, a 215-pound senior with a propensity for diving over defensive lineman, caught a 16-yard touchdown pass from Kelly early in the first quarter and scored twice (rn 2-yard runs on which he dived over the Houston defensive front.
Kelly hit 3 of 4 passes as the Hurricane drove 70 yards in six plays afr the opening kickoff to take a 7-0 lead on the 16-yard scoring pass to Rush.
The Miami quarterback opened the drive with a 8-yard completion to tight end Glenn Dennison and
then teamed with Rush on a 47-yard pass play which set up the touchdown.
Rush’s first touchdown run covered the final two yards of a 7-play, 73-yard march that hiked Miami’s advantage to 14-0 with 2:58 left in the first quarter. Kelly, who hit 6 of 9 passes for 152 yards in the opening period, set up the score with a 43-yard completion to wide receiver Keith Cleveland on the preceeding play.
Houston quarterback Audrey McMillian, playing for the first time since suffering a shoulder separation against Miami a year ago, engineered a 10-play, 80-yard touchdown drive as the Cougars got on the scoreboard with 10:20 left in the second period.
Arkansas 38, Tulsa 0
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Pint-sized Derek Holloway caught a 67-yard touchdown pass and made big plays to set up two other scores as 13th-ranked Arkansas defeated Tulsa 38-0 in a non-conference game Saturday.
Holloway’s TD catch came on a deep pass from strong arm Brad Taylor and made it 14-0 in the middle of the second quarter. Minutes later, the 5-foot-8,169-pound senior returned a punt 29 yards tff** midfield and Arkansas made it 21-0 six plays later.
Then, late in the third quarter, Holloway made a spectacular falling catch at the 6-yard line to set up a 23-yard field goal by Ernie Villarreal — his third of the game.
The Billy Ray Smith-led defense did the rest.
Tulsa, which made 507 yards in a season-opening win over Air Force last week, managed three first downs in the first half against Arkansas. Two of— those came on the Hurricane's first possession.
In fact, Tulsa had 60 yards total offense in the first half. Meanwhile, Arkansas made 313 yards and 14 first downs in the first two quarters. On those seven possessions, the Razorbacks scored two touchdowns, two field goals, missed a field goal, had a pass intercepted and punted.
SW Louisiana 21, Rice 14
HOUSTON (AP) — Southwestern Louisiana’s Clarence Verdin returned the opening kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown and quarterback Don Wallace accounted for two more scores to lead the Cajuns to a 21-14 upset victory over the Rice Owls Saturday night.
After giving USL the early lead, Verdin came back in the second quarter to catch a 21-yard touchdown pass from Wallace as the Cajuns, a 21-point underdog, took a 14-7 halftime lead.
Rice ignited in the third quarter behind quarterback Michael Calhoun to tie the score on Calhoun’s 31-yard touchdown pass to Reggie Riggs.
But Wallace engineered an 80-yard fourth quarter drive and scored on an eight-yard run with 10:55 to play for the winning points.
It was the opening game of the season for both teams.
Verdin electrified the Owls when he fielded the opening kickoff at his own five, broke through he first wave of tacklers and then cut to the outside, outmaneuvering the last Rice player, kicker Inland Key, en route to his 95-yard touchdown run.
Verdin, a 5-8,170 junior from Houma, la., put the Cajuns ahead 14-7 at halftime with his 21-yard tochdown catch with : 36 left in the half.
USL nose guard Vernon Homer set up the touchdown by recovering a fumble by Rice quarterback Michael Calhoun at the Rice 26.
New Mexico 14, Texas Tech 0
ALBUQUERQUE, NM. (AP) - Quarterback David Osborn rifled a pair of long touchdown passes to Keith Magee and New Mexico’s defense played havoc with error-prone Texas Tech to lead the Lobos to a rare 14-0 victory over the Red Raiders Saturday night.
The victory was only the third for New Mexico over Texas Tech in the 28-year history of the series. It also was the first Lobo victory in Albuquerque over the Red Raiders since 1940.
Osborn hit the speedy Magee with touchdown strikes of 45 and 29 yards in the second quarter and the Lobos’ swarming defensive unit dominated the Tech offense.
The victory gives New Mexico a 2-0 record, while Tech, trying to rebound from a 1-9-1 season in IMI, was playing its season opener.
TCU 24, Utah St. 9
Detailed information on Texas Christian University's 24-9 win over Utah St. Saturday night had not been transmitted by the Associated Press as of deadline.