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016 Friday, September 30, 2016 - The News - PagelB Sports tad gu- hly es- ,ers on ion nic tse the ent ess ere im- md mlt elA dor gas rug out hat d. )ut- si- nk- aid. D a ar- aes aty. are gal lrm re- in ~lrg- r in of- By Erik Walsh The News Staff Writer MABANK-The Ath- ens Hornets picked up their first win of the 2016 season after de- feating the winless Ma- bank Panthers 41-14 in the District 8-4A opener Sept. 23 at Pan- ther Stadium. Mabank (0-5) were bested by the Hornets (1-4) by the tune of 41-14 and hope to get in the win column this week when they travel to Brownsboro to face the Bears. The Hornets got scor- ing underway with just 2:21 remaining in the first quarter when Noah Bush ran the ball in the end zone for a two-yard touchdown. After the missed PAT, Athens led 6-0. A Panthers miscue handed the ball back to the Hornets, when Pan- thers return man Jacob Collinsworth fumbled the kickoff, with Athens recovering on the Ma- bank 35-yard line. Fifteen yards later on fourth down, Junior quarterback Xavius Ful- ton ran the ball to the end zone for a 20-yard touchdown. Fulton also converted the two-point play to take a 14-0 Ath- ens lead. The Panthers threat- ened to cut the lead in half at the 7:14 mark, but Gollinsworth fumbled again, giving the ball over to Athens at the 10-yard line. The Hornets punished the Panthers on the re- suiting drive, as Bush powered his way into the end zone for the second touchdown of the night to make the score 21-0 after the PAT. Athens wasn't done. Before the halftime buzzer sounded, Fulton ran in 1 -yard touchdown with just five second re- maining, followed by a successful PAT, to give Athens a 28-0 lead at the break. The Panthers got their only touchdown of the game in the third quarter when quarterback Clay Conway ran the ball into the endzone for a 1-yard Athens See Page 2B Monitor Photo/Sa~ Epps Mabank defender Jacob Butler tackles Athens runningback Jerquindon Taylor by the legs Sept. 23 at Panther Stadium. Athens won 41-14. The News Photo~Sam Epps AT LEFT: Mabank Panther runningback Jacob Collinsworth leaps over Athens defenser Noah Bush in the Hornets 41-14 victory over the Panthers. The News Photo~Sam Epps AT RIGHT: It was all smiles for the Hornets in Mabank, as the Hornets racked up 41 points en route to a big victory over the Panthers Sept, 23. The win was Athens first of the 2016 season. ~ ~ ~i i~:~i i~ ?~iiI ~ i iiii ii:~ L 5 ,i II i i~: :!i~ili!:~:~!!~!I i~ The News Staff Reports ATHENS-Multi-hall of fame and Heisman Trophy quarterback Roger Staubach Will be in attendance on Satur- day, Oct. 1, when the Trinity Valley Commu- nity College Cardinals take on New Mexico Military Institute in the Battle In The Valley at Bruce Field. Staubach, a former multi-sport athlete at NMMI, will be on hand to receive an award for his induction into the NJCAA Hall of Fame in August. He will be pre- sented the award from his alma mater prior to the coin toss. The Cincinnati, Ohio native attended NMMI to help him prepare for entry into the United States Naval Academy. He was a one-year stu- dent during the 1960-61 school year, a private in the 1 st platoon and 2nd squad of Company G, and he participated ful- ly in the NMMi Corps of Cadets, all while playing three officially sanctioned junior col- lege sports: football, basketball and baseball. In football, he quar- terbacked the team to a 9-1 record. Staubach set the school record for passing yardage in a single season with 1,294, throwing for nine touchdowns, then ran it in for nine more. In basketball, he av- eraged 12.4 points per game, helping the team to win the first-ever title for the newly established Western Junior College Athletic Conference. Staubach also pulled down 119 rebounds dur- ing the season, which included a 12-game win streak. On the diamond, Staubach played center field and hit .324 for the Broncos. He made sev- eral relief appearances on the mound, helping the squad to a 16-4 over- all record. A 14-game winning streak was snapped in the sectional finals with a 6-2 loss to Paris Junior College - a win would have meant a berth to the NJCAA World Series. Following his time at New Mexico Military, Staubach completed his legendary collegiate playing career at the U.S. Naval Academy. In 1963, he led the Mid- Courtesy Photo Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback was inducted into the NJCAA Hall of Fame last August and will be recognized at the "rvcc football game. shipmen to a historic season that culminated with the No. 2 ranking in the nation. Staubach was recognized as the best player in the country with the Heisman Tro- phy, becoming the first former NJCAA student- athlete to receive the award. By the end of his senior season, the star quarterback set a new school record with 4,253 yards of total offense. Navy retired Staubach's No. 12 j ersey at his grad- uation ceremony in 1965, and he was later inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1981. Despite being drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in 1964, Staubach fulfilled his military commitment including aone-yeartour of duty in Vietnam where he served as a supply corps officer with 41 en- listedmenunderhis com- mand. Staubachreturned to the United States in September 1967, where he finished out the re- mainder of his naval ca reef. Staubach joined the Cowboys in 1969 and assumed the full-time starting role at quarter- back during the 1971 season. Aftertakinghold of the reins, he led the Cowboys on arunto their first championship with a 24-3 win over the Mi- ami Dolphins in Super Bowl VI. Throwing for 119 yards and two touch- downs, Staubach be- came the first Heisman Trophy winner and first former NJCAA student-athlete to be named Super Bowl MVP. After throw- ing for career highs in completions, yards, and touchdowns ,dur- ing the 1979 season, Staubach announced his retirement. He was inducted into the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor in 1983 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1985. After his retirement, Staubach displayed the NJCAA ideals of vol- unteerism and service through his dedicated contributions to pro- grams supporting indi- viduals and communi- ties. He founded Al- lies in Service which serves as an outreach program to veterans to provide support in employment, housing, education and health care. Staubach is also ac- tive with the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and the Catho- lic Charities of Dallas. In 2010, he received the Hope for Human- ity Award from the Dallas Holocaust Mu- seum/Cemer for Edu- cation in Tolerance. B+