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The Maiakofl News, Thursday, Sept. 22, 19 t--0A THE On Sports By Benny Rogers Playing the numbers ' comes from the book of 'Statistics.' will tell you statistics aren't worth the paper they're printed on. they'll tell you, is which team scores the most points. True, but , one team is winning and another is not. will tell you that statisitics are only important to fans and If that's true, excuse me while I indulge. I Uncommon for teams that come away winners on Friday nights to lose battle. A result that always has the losing fans, players and even coaches saying, "We bent'era everywhere, but the scoreboard" but meaningless. could make that statement about each of their first three games. , the Tigers are 3-0 where it doesn't. But the Tigers aren't statistical battly cry. They know what they've done and the effort know better fates may have been deserved. widely looked at stats -- rushing yards, passing yards, total yards -- don't tell the story where the Tigers are concerned. The hard- fate can be found further down in the statistics under 'turnvovers.' discussion. committed 15 turnovers via the fumble and interception route. on situations. Tiger foes have turned the ball in the turnover department. turnovers under a miscroscope, you'll find a more revealing.stat. mistakes have happened in the fourth quarter. In comparison, oppostion's miscues were in the last period. It's not secret that time to overcome mistakes which occur early in the game. Fourth' kill you. have yielded six touchdowns thus far. Five have followed tar- on the average, have started on the Tiger 23-yard line after irive for a score against the Tigers is 41 yards. two of the Tigers' three touchdowns have followed turnovers by The Tigers have had to work harder after the mistakes, however, yards away from the enemy end zone. statistic caused by the turnovers is the breakdown of scoring Tigers have outscored opponents, 23-7, in the first half. Op- / MILS, 16.0, in the second quarter. The second half is turnaround. Opponents have outscored the Tigers, 34-0, with the big 27-0. the Tigers have outgained the opposition, 614-483, in total averaging 204 yards per game, while the opponents are coming per game clip. The Tigers lead the rushing department, 430-280, passing game, 203-184. The Tigers have 35 first downs, compared is the top individual statistics leader. Clendening leads in (111 yards on 28 carries), receiving yards (86 yards on four is tied with Todd Locke and Michael Riddle in scoring (with six and Marty Wilson, who both missed the Mabank game, come in t 106 rushing steps respectively. numbers tell us? They tell us the Tigers could be a pretty good if the turnovers were eliminated. They tell us the Tigers aren't After all, three starters were out against Mabank andthe Tigers away a winner. the District 17-AAA race down the road, there's no need for As an example, I give you the 1980 Rusk Eagles. Entering the Eagles flew away with a co-championship and a playoff spot. 9 Benny s Bet: Tigers 21-Winnsboro 7 wins, 18-0 This Week's Games Winnsboro at Malakoff Trinidad at Cayuga Oakwood at Cross Roads Mabank at Canton Forney at Kerens Eustace at Royse City Van at Kaufman Athens at North Lanmr Rockwall at Corsicana HCJC at Kilgore Southwest Texas at Texas A&I SMU at TCU Texas Tech at Baylor Oklahoma St. at Texas A&M NTSU at Texas UCLA at Nebraska Auburn at Tennessee Ohio St. at Iowa Notre Dame at Miami (FLA) LA Rams at NY Jets Malakoff Cayuga Oakwood Mabank Kerens Eustace Kaufmun Athens Corsicana Kflgore Southwest Texas SMU l~ylor Texas A&M Texas Nebraska Auburn Iowa Notre Dame LA Rams Cincinnati at Tampa Bay Tampa Bay St. Louis at Philadelphia Philadelphia LA Raiders at Denver LA Raiders Houston at Buffalo New Orleans at Dallas I ill $i i Buffalo Dallas Ann RounuvMI Last Week: 11-11-3 Overall: Malakoff Trinidad Last Week: 14-84 ' Malakoff Cayuga Oakwood Oakwood Mabank Canton Kerens Kerens Enstaoe Eustace Kanfman Kaufman Athens Athens Corsicans Rockwall HCJC Kflgore Southwest Texas SMU Baylor Texas Texas Nebraska Southwest Texas TCU Last Week: Overall: 4if-Z4.4 Malakoff Last Week: 139-3 Overall: 4S-N.4 Malakoff Mahank I,, Forney Eustace Knfman Athens Rockwall Kflgore Southwest Texas SMU Baylor Oklahoma St. Texas Nebraska Tennessee Last Week: 139-3 Ovendh 4348-4 dakoff Cayuga Trinidad Cayuga Oakwond Oakwood Oakwood Mahank Canton Kerens Kermm Ens ce Enstaee Kaufman Kauhnan Athens Athens Corsicans Corslcana Kllgore Kilgore Southwest Temm SMU Southwest Texas SMU Baylor Baylor Baylor Texas A&M Texas A&M Texas A&M Texas Texas Texas IP Nebraska OhioSt. ' Auburn Nebraska Auburn Auburn Nebraska Tampa y Auburn Ohio St. Iowa Ohio St. Ohio St. Notre Dame Notre Dame Notre Dame Miami (FLA) Notre Dame LA Rams NY Jets LA Rams NY Jets LA Rams Tampa Bay Tampa Bay Philadelphia LA Raiders Houston Philadelphia LA Raiders Buffalo Dallas Tampa Bay Philadelphh Tampa Bay Philadelphia Philadelphia Denver LA Raiders Denver Buffalo Dailu III UIIII I II II Dallas I Buffalo = Buffalo Dallas Dallas By LEWIS TULL the Trinidad night, as the Dawson the Trojans' with an 18-0 defeat. four fumbles, two s, and a six yard punt, 12 of the Bulldog points. began to turn sour at the the first quarter when James Boyd yard punt, which Justin to the 'Dog 40-yard began a 15-play drive that yards and consumed over on the clock. Darrell garnered seven and three Produce a first down for the Vlitchell and Tim Perryman of marker-movers, set- the Trojan 26. and a clipping the tally. "We just got whipped tonight," said THS mentor Tom Holcomh. "We could have a good passing game ff we could get some key blocks. Hornbuckle is playing excellent defense, and so is Hiler. Those two were in on most of our tackles tonight. Boyd was also hustling tonight. He had a couple of in- terceptions and caught three passes in traffic for 30 yards. If we could get the offense and the defense to shine at the same time, we would be all right." Trinidad takes a I-2 mark to Cayuga Sept. 23 to begin district play. Kick off is slated for 7: 30. IHS edges Dawson in stand-off, 8-6 a setback which was What fans thought would become an sith by the next two of- offensive hattie in Dawson Thursday night became a defensive stand-off as took the pitch on the first the Trinidad Junior High Trojans took around right end for an 8-6 win from their host team. carried for 12 and a Dawson scored on the opening kick- 7-yard line. off with a 75 yard run. Fortunately, for up the middle for six the local group, they were able to th- the ball wart efforts for the extra point attempt again got the to keep Dawson with the six-point the scoreboard for the score. Points at the 6:34 mark of Just as qulcidy, Trinidad scored on quarter. The two-point their first possession by driving the ball and Dawson held a downfield on runs by Cory Jenkins and Jeff Hiler. Kevin Carter went in for the threatened to tie the score from the six. Hller, in turn, took the ensuing kickoff, crc ed the markers for the extra two, giving Trinidad an 8-6 advantage early 8EVENTH GRADE TIGERS--The Malakoff Junior High seventh grade football team hosts Wlnnsboro tonight (Thursday) at 6 p.m. Team members pictured in- clude: Front row (l-to-r) Wes Berggren, Jeremy Pate, Ricky Hines, Cnsey Hen- dersun, David 8umrall, Billy Moore, Brad Taylor, Guy Monroe, Eric Clendening, Marty Henderson and Konny 8tralow. Middle Row (I.to.r) Jeff Huffer, Lewis Neal, Charles Hill, Erie Trlmble, Scott 8cholfleid, Ty Farrell, Steve Gregory, Chris lvey, Marcus Hombutelde and Nichelons Ervin. Back Row (I-to-r) Coach Jerry Cotton, Barry Wllkerson(Wayne Truly, William Truly, Richard Globe, 8teve Sparks, Clyde DoweH, Rodney 81area, Jesse Hernandes, Jimmie Header- son and Coach Bill Wade, (staff photo by Benny Rogers) !i~i i EIGHTH GRADE TIGERS--The Malakoff Junior High eighth grade football team hosts Wlnneboro tenlpt (thursday) at 7:30 p.m. Team members include: Front Row (I-to-r) Tony Gregory, Wade Travis, Kerry Toflver, Cederick Man- ning, Billy Chase, Jonas King, David Durra and Bryan Frenzel. Middle Row (l.to. r) Steve MCord, Jeff Hyde, Michael Lee, Donald Watson, Freddie Doweil, Rob- bie Wllkerson, Shane Carter, Chad King and Mickey Talbert. Back Row (I-to-r) Coach Jerry Cotton, Kenneth Wade, Christopher Riley, Ronald Christian, tee Hobbs, Willie Smith, Damon Farrell, Mitchell Riddle and Robert Jones. (Staff photo by Benny Rogers) went off tackle for in the first quarter. yards, before Brent Although both teams threatened _to up the first on a three-yard score numerous times throughout the 'then hit Jer, Stanfield remainder of the game it was the By MARK HARBURG version, into the end zone to make the score 27.6. "We're getting ready for district," i i: )ick-up to the Dog 13. defensive teams that drew the applause Friday night the Cross Roads Bob. With seven seconds left in the first A two-yard Chris Holms TD-runexplained,, a confident head coach Gene a seven.yard loss, and of the crowd, oats saw the Eustace Bulldogs apply quarter the 'Cats made their first first came. at the end of 61-yard drive, Bothea, 'Jack Ward, Travcs Russell, rception to end the threat. The Trojans had good defensive the classic football principles of strong down of the game on a Matt Anding starting with a fumble recovery on the and Picky Parker did a good Job on the )gs soon extended their penetration by Bruce Kimbroll, Cory defense and a slashing ground control bootleg only to have an areiai picked off Bol at 39. David Allen kicked the PAT, offensive line. Mall picked off another Jenkins, Jim Thorpe and Chad P, oun- offense that produced 422 yards to shut two plays latter by right cornerback ma .k ng me. score 34-6 and putting Eustace marked up 422 yards rua ]er aerial, returning it to savall while Jeffrey Boggas and Ryan down a determined Cross Roads team Leonard Owens. anomer uau m the coffin, while the 'Cats marm ed only 30. I Yard-line. .. Ronteria followed up with secondary by a score of 41-6 at the 'Cats' home Owens carried to the Bobcat 27. Four The Bobcats attempted to put more Cross Roads begins District ll,A play 'eyed himself a mmti- action. on the next play as he was Late in the fourth quarter Picky Stan- field, plays later Jeff Tunnell picked up a poin.ts on the board but with time Friday night at home against Oakweed. Eustace executed the power sweep fumble on the 'Cats 15, returning it to running out and three bad snaps it was Oakwood will bring an 0-2-1 record into end of a 10-yard Renfro field was credited with a fumble all night to both sides of the field with the 36, sparking a 65-yard yard drive, too little too late. The Bulldogs chalked the game, Kick-off is set for 8 p.m. rovideda short rest for recovery that stopped a Dawson drive David Allen and Chris Holma cutting up After a 10-yard sack by Robertup the final points when Robert Cook Eustace opens District 15-AA play on ), gaining 16 yards on to thegoalline. ffore DHS coach Ed lh Seventh Grade Trojan activity An. the ground behind precision blocking. Stockton a roughing the passer call on ripped off the final 13-yards on an off- the road in Royse City. Game time is 8 The Bobcat defmme, while clogging the Bulldogs gave the 'Cats a first down tackle dive. p.m. "The Special". thony Livingston broke for a 60-yard up tha middle with,strong defaMive on the 'Dogs' 29-yard llne. . e snap from center and run that set up a Timmy Rainwater players like Mike Blggars, was unable Another first down by Tmmell placed lissett, on a reverse chdo.nr ptionfromq uack to tsint z defZu rm Cro Ro ds at the On Barsdale brothers help team win title rasing Renfro, BUssett Danny Colman. Dawson was unable to outside, down Matt Anding swept right for seven !s, and pitched back to score and the seventh gradere came Early in the first quarter Eustace yards and the teams' first touchdown of Trinidad's brother combination.Ben title team's infield. home victorions with the 6-0 soore, struck first with Sweeps by ~ the~Amon, and Derrell Barkedale returnsd home ThaDPAteamswepttoa41.6regldar hiscannon, andfireda Rodrigues and DavidA]Ion taking "It was nlce to get on the board." eald recently after having helped the Dallas season record in the Dallas Cennle to wide-open Stacey FULTON ALSO A PAINTER advantage of tim left side then swite Coach Kieth Tmmell, "The kids need it Police Association Connie Mack team Mack League. In playoff compet/tioa, r Hornbuckle tackled Robert Fulton (1765-1815), best chlng to the right for a l .yard touch- forthlermoraie." capture its first World Series baseball the World Series champs won 14 con- goal line, but his known asan engineer and inventor, was down by Rodriguez. The PAT failed, Three first downs by Eugace led to title, secutive games. tied him to pay-dirt at born in IAmcaster County, Pa.,andasa maklngtbescore6-0, an Allen 35-yard break-away touch- The team-compoeed of 17 ind 18- Dallas postad wins over Puerto Pico, mark. A blocked PAT young man painted portraits and land- After a Crc Roads drive ended in a down run increaing their lead to 21.6 at year old Dallas-area yonths--d~ted 7-I, Rockford, 4-1, and Atlanta, 3.0 on scapes as a profession. He even studied punt, the Bulldogs marched down the the half. Rockford, Illinois, 12-4, in Farri~ton, route to the title game. the scoring at the painting in England. About he field to add eight more points to the The 'Dogs started with the ball in the New Mexico in the finals of Other teams competing In the tour. fourth period, with a abandoned painting and turned to beard, took it over from the two second half and began to march again, nament August 19. .... nament were Long Beach, California for the score with QB David Tapp Overcoming psmdtles and fumbles, The older Barksdale bal coach the and Wyoming, Michigan. drive. Mitchell mechanics, engineering and boat hitting Shannon Dr/to for the con- Eustaces' David Allen ran five yards team, while Den'ell played in the the 18 for building.