New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 23, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas
Friday, September 23, 2005 — Herald-Zeitung — Page 7AUNICORNS
CONTINUED FROM Page 6AScore early, often at Del Valle
strikes to Josh Smith and Jeremy Erben in tile tliird quarter. J Ie left in the fourth quarter with 83 yards rusliing — and without having thrown an interception.
New Braunfels converted on fourth down on its first drive, but a penalty forced the Unicorns to accept a 38-yarder from Gallegos for a 3-0 lead with 5:14 left in the first quarter.
The Unicorns held tile Cardinals on downs, and three plays later scored on Rhodes’ 39-yard run with 2:39 left in the quarter. Sammy Anderson ended Del Valles next possession, picking off quarterback Ronald Reed and going 39 yards up the sidelines for a 17-0 lead with 54 ticks remaining in the first quarter.
A fake field goal wound up as another New Braunfels score. Anderson took the snap and pitched to Gallegos, who ran it in to cap a 12-play, 80-yiird drive. After holding the (Cardinals again, the Unicorns rattled off a six-play, 53-yard series, converting again on fourth down on a 20-yard pass from Rhodes to Smith to set up Daniel Cardenas’ 1-yard plunge with 1:17 left in the first half.
New Braunfels had 233 yards at halftime and had held the Cardinals to just 82.
“The kids came out and played well in all phases of the game,’’ Caniford said. “Now we have two weeks to relax and get healed up and get ready for Dike Travis.”
NEW BRAUNFELS 45, DELVALLE 7
NB 17 14 14 0 - 45
DV 0 0 0 7 - 7
Scoring summary First quarter
NB — Jacob Gallegos 39 FG, 5:14 NB — Rhodes 39 run (Gallegos kick), 4:17 NB — Sammy Anderson 32 interception return (Gallegos kick), 2:39
Second quarter NB — Gallegos 8 run (Gallegos kick), 6:21 NB — Daniel Cardenas 1 run (Gallegos kick), 1:17
NB — Josh Smith 61 pass from Rhodes (Gallegos kick), 11:40 NB — Jeremy Erben 7 pass from Rhodes (Gallegos kick), 3:16
DV — Ronald Reed 6 run (kick good), 1:40
individual statistics RUSHING — New Braunfels: Zach Rhodes 7-83; Kurtis Kostan 1-16; Daniel Cardenas 9-42; Jacob Gallegos 1-8; Jeremy Erben 3-9; Gabriel Valadez 1 (-1); Del Valle: Ronald Reed 20-64; Stanley Ross 17-52; Walter Brown 1-1.
PASSING — New Braunfels: Rhodes 15-25-0-228; Greg Laird 0-4-1 -0; Del Valle: Reed 3-9-1-26.
RECEIVING - New Braunfels: Kostan 3-35; Erben 6-69; Cardenas 1-16; Sammy Anderson 2-10; Josh Smith 3-98; Del Valle: Mitchell Sifuentes 1-5; John Hernandez 1-9; Stanley Ross 1-12.COUGARS
CONTINUED FROM Page 6AWilke racks up more yardage in win
with that no-huddle stuff,” Davis said. “Our kids adapted well and the defense really stepped up.”
A number of other Canyon players also stepped up. (Cameron I lenk added 88 yards on die ground from the quarterback position. Ihirty-five of those yards came on Canyon’s last score of the night — a quarterback keeper that Henk took into the end zone with under a minute left to play.
Jaiinin Shah had a season-high 69 yards receiving. His three receptions included a 26-yard post from J.D. Kunz for a touchdown. Kunz finished the night with 116 yards passing, one touchdown and interception that came off of a tipped pass.
Jerris Springfield got his first touchdown of the season, a one-yard plunge that gave Canyon a 14-
0 lead early in the second quarter.
Offensive-defensive lineman Darren Billiot had
a solid outing. I lowever, his biggest play of the night came at halftime when he was named
1 lomecoming King. Volleyball setter Kirby Krueger was named Queen.
Next week Canyon will go on the road to Uvalde.
“They were open last week so we didn’t get a chance to see them but they played pretty good early on against us last year,” Davis said of the Coyotes. “That quarterback they have has got good speed, in fact, he’s probably faster than anyone we have on our team.”
CANYON 34, MEDINA VALLEY 12
MV 0 6 0 6 - 12
Canyon 7 13 0 14 — 34
Scoring summary First quarter
C — Chase Wilke 4 run (Reece Zunker kick), 7:19 Second quarter
C — Jerris Springfield 1 run (Zunker kick), 9:35 MV — Clayton Hundley 3 run (kick blocked), 4:59 C —Wilke 9 run (Zunker kick), 0:33 Fourth quarter
C — Jaimin Shah 26 pass from J.D. Kunz (Zunker kick),7:42
MV —Brandon Mangold 15 pass from Hundley (pass failed), 2:38
C —Henk 35 run (Zunker kick), 0:53
Team statistics MV
Individual statistics RUSHING - Medina Valley: Hundley 18-63, Erby Rendon 5-14; Corey Weston 1-11; Canyon: Chase Wilke 25-182; Henk 7-88; Joel Hernandez 8-21; J.D. Kunz 7-14.
PASSING — Medina Valley: Hundley 9-18-0— 126; Canyon: Kunz 9-14-1 — 116; Henk 0-1-0-0.
RECEIVING — Medina Valley: Mangold 3-57; Loehman Salano 1-28; Travis Stein 3-29; Willie Kempt 1-12; Canyon: Shah 3-69; Jordan Pawelek 2-19; Henk 1-11; Bernie Gutierrez 1-10; Justin Carrizales 1-7.RANGERS
CONTINUED FROM Page 6ASV looking for steady performance
Though the Rangers would lose to Judson the following week, that win over the Chargers provided a glimpse into Smithson Valley’s potential. The loss to the Rockets sparked them to IO straight wins and into the Class 5A-Division ll title game.
“You never know how any single game can affect on a team," Hill said. “(Against Churchill) we played a good game, but it was far from being what I would call a perfect game. We were able to keep them from having the big play and having long
Hill said one of the keys to tonight’s contest will be controlling quarterback Nick Fanuzzi. The 6-4,210-pound junior ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in the first game last year and never returned.
“He’s got a real live arm,” I fill said of Fanuzzi, who has completed 39 of 74 passes for 492 yards and four scores this season. “He’s also their leading rusher, so he’s pretty much their do-it-all guy—he can mn and throw. They built their (spread) offense around him, hut it’s his ability to throw the ball that’s run them.”
Lane Manley is a bruising tailback and lan I lards (6-4, 220) is an imposing figure at tight end, the coach said.
“He will line up as one of
the receivers in the four-wide set,” Hill said. “He can be explosive as well.”
The top defenders are linebacker Matt Guido, who had 83 stops in 2004; LB Ricky Volz, DE Evan Montelongo and D F Chris Lammert (6-5, 235).
I fill said the Rangers need to do what they did best against the Chargers last year — not give up the whammy play, force turnovers and stop the offense from converting third- and fourth-down situations.
“That’s the key against any high school football team,” he said. “That, and being patient.”
In their three games, the Rangers have played well offensively (they’re averaging 346 yards a game, which is 75 yards more than this time last
year). But Hill would like to see them produce more when inside the red zone and tackle better while on defense.
Hill said he also can’t predict how his team will respond after having a week off. The extra time since the 40-6 win at Temple two weeks ago has been spent healing up, and a few players, he said, will be game time decisions.
But playing at home in the 26-5A opener has to help. Hill said that’s the kind of intangible a team needs to have — especially lighting it out in a league like this.
“Its going to be hard to call. Any win you can eke out, you can be one step closer," he said. “But as I ve always said, no matter who it is you play. you’d better come ready to play every week.”
SA CHURCHILL (1-2)
AT SMITHSON VALLEY (30)
7:30 p.m., Ranger Stadium Radio: KNBT-FM 92.1 Tickets: $7 at gate Last year: Smithson Valley 22, Churchill 0 ABOUT THE CHARGERS Coach: Cart Gustafson (28-37 n seventh season at school. 43-48 in eighth season overall)
Last week: Churchill 12, RR Westwood 6 (Sept. 9)
Offense: Multiple shotgun Defense: 8-man front Top players: OB Nick Fanuzzi: TE lan Hams: LB Michael Guido; LB Ricky Volz; DE Evan Montelongo
ABOUT THE RANGERS Coach: Larry Hi (122-37 m 13th season at Smithson Valley: 131-48 m 15th season overall)
Last week: Smithson Valley 40. Temple 6 (Sept. 9)
Offense: I-formation Defense: 4-3
Top players: OB Bryan Hill; WR Cody Beyer: WR Clay Fuller: LB Kendal Volz; CB Andrew Sendejo
GAME OUTLOOK Churchill: Both teams enter the District 26-5A race after enjoying bye weeks Churchill has played a half-game less than
the Flangers because lightning called the Chargers game against the Warriors with Church^ leading 12-6. Jason Lewis kicked a pair of field goals and Fanuzzi connected with Jake Rodriguez on a 20-yard scoring pass. Fanuzzi, a 6-4,190-pound junior who missed last season after rupturing his left ACL m the season's first game, has completed 39 of 74 passes for four TDs and 492 yards with two interceptions. He has 707 yards total offense thus far. Gustafson coached one season at Canyon m 1998. losing to the Rangers twice — during the regular season and again m the Class 4A-Dtvision ll Region IV final.
Smithson Valley: The Rangers moved up to No. 5 m the Associated Press poll following their 34-pomt wm over Temple two weeks ago. Last year, the defense shined, hoofing the Chargers to minus-18 yards rushing after halftime in posting their second of three shutouts on the season. The third was a 51-0 blanking of San Benito n the 5A-II regional semifinal This year. Smithson Valley hasn't yet displayed that kind of defense, which is allowing 316.7 yards per game. But the Rangers offense is averaging 75 yards more per game, at 346 yards an outing Sophomore Trent Rios (33-262-3) leads in rushing; Beyer m receiving (11-210-2) and Hill has completed 29 of 51 for 337 yards and three TDs without an interception
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