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10A--The Malakofl News, Thursday, Oct. 8, 19Sl Take a break; and be ready*. Tigers almost learned a lesson the hard way in Red Oak last Friday night. Favored by 24 points, the local grid heroes had to fight for every yard and point in their tough 13-7 decision over ~,~bm the lowly Hawks by virtue of a case of v,,aR~,q over-confidence, v~, em,a night. Favored by 24 points, the local T~v,~ grid heroes bad to fight for every yard ~.e.~m,~ and point in their tough 13-7 decision F,.~.vLm over the lowly Hawks by virtue of a hu~ case of over-confidence. P"~ Oh, to be sure, the Hawks, inspired by r~m 21 a capacity homecoming crowd, were ~ 0 playing much better than they had in their three previous outings this season. As you might expect, with a perfect 5- 0 mark, the Tigers are dominating the statistical department against their op- ponents. Below are the Tigers' team stats through five games as well as those of their opponents: REVIEWING 18AAA But let's face it, the Tigers did not exac- Only the Rusk Eagles joined the tly have the respect for the Hawks as Tigers in the lSAAA winner's circle this they did against teams like Kerens, past Friday. The Eagles upset a Brownsboro, Mabank and Canton. And powerhouse AA Groveton team, 20-6. ~]n that's understandable to a point as the other games involving 18AAA family Hawks had lost 12 of 14 games coming members: Rosebud-Lott bombed Fair- into the contest and showed little signs field, 42-28; Madisonville ripped of breaking the slump. So, in that regard, the Tigers learned a lesson without having to pay. Thankfully the undefeated Tigers are heading into District 18AAA warfare, in two weeks, and will not face the Red Oak situation again. Each and every team in the loop is capable of beating Teague, 34-13; Jacksonville mauled Crockett, 22-7 and Hearne blasted Westwood 33-6. CLINT CLEMENTS--The Tiger kicker shoed one PAT and sent all three of his kick-offs inside the Red Oak 10- yard line during the Tigers' fifth win of the season. *JIMMY CARTER--Trinidad's bruising runner scored the Trojans' fir- st touchdown of the year from two- yards out against Scurry-Rosser Friday night. *TIM POLK--The.Trinidad back led the Blue and Gold's rushing attack in their 28-6 loss to Scurry-Rosser. Poll amassed 23 yards during the loss. the other so the Tigers will have to give the utmost respect to their fellow loop members. Thus, the concentration level should remain high. Penalties and turnovers made their way back into the Tigers' camp against the Hawks. The Tigers were flagged eight times for 84 yards in their best impersonation of the Oklahoma Sooners, turned the ball over a too high seven times. Here again, we get back to the Tigers' frame of mind. When the Tigers are mentally alert, passes aren't dropped, hand-offs aren't mishandled and silly penalty infractions aren't detected. Another area suffering in the Red Oak tilt was the kicking game. The Tigers punted four times for a 28.1 average an(J on each punting effort the snap left something to be desired. The Tigers also had one PAT attempt never materialize due to a bad snap. This week's open date will give Coach Dale Norris and Company time to sharply tune this all important phase of the game. Despite the sluggish performance, there were some bright spots in the Tigers' fifth winning effort of the season. The Hawks also turned the ball over seven times, but let me promise you my friends, five of those miscues were either caused by teeth-jarring blows by the Tigers or a fast-moving pass rush, One phase of the Tigers' kicking game was in top gear as kicker Clint Clements booted all three of his kicks inside the opponents' 10-yard line. ~Nvrlum at tu~ Malolud~O~UI F~v~dd.OPln CmdmttOP[n Wahnm~[n Tuqu~OMn NEXT WEEK: A LOOK AT IHAAA Next week we'll take a look at the for- thcoming race for all the 18AAA mar- bles. We'll try to answer the lingering questions-Can Malakoff break its 31- year district championless streak? Will the Rusk Eagles repeat last year's march through 18AAA? Or, will the Fairfield Eagles live up to their pre- season favorite role? Tune in next week... MY GUESS IS... The Texas Longhorns and Oklahoma Sooners will renew their ancient Red River rivalry Saturday in the Cotton Bowl before a standlng-room-only crowd. Both teams own experienced, tough defenses, so the offense that is able to move the ball and avoid the tur- nover will come away the victor. My guess is that Oklahoma will win the turnover battle, 6-3, and Texas the game, 20.16. l 0 .HOMER TURNER--Entering the Tiger backfield in the second half, Tur- ner scored the first Tiger six-pointer from 14 yards out. During the Tigers' 13-7 win over Red Oak Turner rushed eight times for 30 yards. , RON SPEED--The Tigers' defensive end recovered two fumbles, one which led to a score, and garnered several solo tackles versus Red Oak Friday. .CAREY JACKSON.--The offensive and defensive lineman for the Tigers recorded several tackles, forced one fumble and provided outstanding blocking for the Tiger running backs in the Tiger conquest of the Hawks. *vie KIRKLAND--Malakoff's tight end caught three passes for 57 yards against Red Oak Friday night. The Tigers won 13-7. *LOUIS FLOYD--The Cross Roads defender recorded 13 solo tackles and five assists in the Bobcats' 22-13 loss to tough Palmer. . FRED WINSTON--The Bobcat back led all Cross Roads runners against Palmer with 47 yards. Palmer downed the 'Cats 22-13. *RUSSELL GILES--Cross Roads' tough running back rambled for 29 steps Friday night versus Palmer. The Bulldogs beat the Bobcats 22-13. *BRAD ELSOM~nior lineman for the Trojans, for his containment of op- posing Scurry-Rosser linemen. Elsom was credited with four quarterback sacks and numerous assists. JOHN MCCAIN Offensive Lineman RUSSELL TARVER Offensive Back 0 1 0 0 O DEFENSING THE RUN--Trojan Derek Jackson positioned himself to take on a blocker and the runner as sweep play developed. Scurry-Rosser overcame a determined Trinidad effort to capture a 28-6 win. Rounsavall) ans non-, SCURRY--The Trinidad Trojans proposed marriage to the "Lady of Vic- tory" for three quarters here Friday night, but were finally turned down and settled for their fourth straight defeat. Scurry-Rosser's Wildcats overcame a tremendous Trojan effort to dump the visitors 28-6. The Trojans gave the favored Wild- cats all they could handle for three quarters before succumbing to an out- break of various adversities in the final stanza. The Wildcats errupted for 22- final quarter points to capture the win. The victory-starved Trojans alerted the Wildcats of their presence from the opening kick-off. Operating on offense initially, the Trojans drove from their own 25 to the midfield stripe before pun- ting possession to the 'Cats. Quarter- back Charles Colman connected with Kyle Floyd for a 26-yard pick-up for the drive's big gainer. Floyd was later for- ced to leave the contest with a knee in- jury. Scurry-Rosser found the Trinidad defensive unit too much to handle on their first offensive series. A Jimmy Carter sack on Wildcat quarterback Phillip Marlar stymied the 'Cats and forced the hosts into a punting situation. After an exchange of punts as action moved into the second stanza, the Trojans, determined for their first touchdown of the season, proceeded to use almost all of the second quarter clock and drove 50 yards for a touch- down. The drive actually covered more yards as the Trojans were flagged three times and Colman suffered two sacks. After driving to the Scurry-Rosser 29, Colman rifled a 26-yard pass to Jerry Stanfield, moving the visitors to the three-yard line. One play later Carter plunged in from the three with 3:41 to go in the half to give the Trojans a 6-0 lead. Paul Airheart, Alan Livingston, Larry Parker and Brad Elsom, who had four quarterback sacks on the night, continued to apply pressure on A FOOT RACE--Trlnldad's Tim Polk raced for additional Scurry-Rosser's Tim Session behind. The Trojans were but fell to a Wildcat explosion moments later to lose 28-6. Rounsavall) the 'Cats and forced another punt. The Trojans returned the favor six plays later and the first half concluded with the Trojans still on top 6-0. The two teams' punting exhibition continued until the third quarter when the Wildcats were finally able to crack the Trinidad defense for a score. Marlar tossed an ll-yard scoring strike to William Nixon with 5"1 ticks left on the third quarter clock. The PAT failed, leaving the score tied at 6-6. Scurry-Rosser's avalanche of fourth quarter scoring began moments later as Leland Gibbons broke the Trojans' back with a 51-yard run. Tim Session added the two-point conversion to put the 'Cats on top 14.6. Two possessions later after the Trojans flirted with some offensive success, David Crawford added another Wildcat six-pointer, diving in from the one with 3:19 remaining. The two-point conversion 'Cats led 22-6. The Wildcats' fins seconds later after the Trinidad punt on the 13, Crawford's running points failed, giving margin of victory remaining. Tim Polk led the tack with 23 yards. Trojans amassed 85 while the 'Cats yardage. Scurry-Ro~' Trojans in first downs, The Trojans victory number one they journey bring a major upset into the Trojan is7:30p.m. JUST HANGING ON--A Scurry-Rosser defender held on to the feet of Trinidad running back Derek jackson ss mates hustled In to help. Scurry-Rosser blitzed the Trojans 28.6. (Staff photo by Ann Rounsavall) ROY GLOVER Defensive Lineman RON DENIS Defensive Back ROYALL INSURANCE AGENCY HOME-COMMERCIAL-AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE Representing: Employers Casualty, Employers National, Motor Insurance Corp. 489-0520 See... Sue Barnett Malakoff 510 W. Royall Blvd. *MARK THOMPSON--Sophomore Trojan lineman. Thompson was pitted against a 240 pound Scurry-Rosser By BOBGUILIANO the Bulldog defensive line with a 15- Bobcats' decline in lineman in the Friday night contest and CROSS ROADS -- The Palmer yard rush. Jeff Tunnell tossed a pass "We celebrated too drew the cheers of the crowd for his Fighting Bulldogs had to lick their that gently wobbled through the air to defense really continuing efforts, wounds trailing 13-7 at halRime before the upward stretched hands of Matt We're not through. coming back to take a 22-13 win Friday Anding who just happened to be it another shot nexl ,Jl ,, |' over the Cross Roads Bobcats. The surrounded by three Palmer defenders. FridayatCayuga).. Bobcats left a fiery touchdown trail in Then, Tunnell spun the ball to Myron Second half proble z ,d .sll ' , NEW YORK (AP) -- Patty Sbeeban, a younger member of the U:'GA, the first quarter, during which all their Green for a 35-yard touchdown pass. scoring occurred. The PAT was good, but Bobcats' luck started out in sports as a skier. At the "They were real high and emotional was due for a twist. age of 13, she was rated No. 1 in the in the first half," Bobcat head coach As second quarter action began with retlred.cuntry for girls that age. At 14, she Keith Tunnell said of his team. "I don't Bulldogs trying to plow up yardage, think Palmer in the first half thought Bobcats' defense kept shoving them with "5 : 53" left in the When her family moved from Ver-we'd be able to play." down into the ground. Then Bobcat PAT was good, and pa v( mont to Reno, Nev., Patty took up golf. After the first kickoff of the game, Fred Winston sacked the quarterback, even better. "The competitive aspect of golf came easily after my skiing experiences," she said. "But the dedication was more difficult. In my first three years in college I didn't take the game seriously. Now that I am a professional I know I have to." INTERNATIONAL HORSE LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- A Muscovite is a native of Moscow and a stall/on standing at Spendthrift Farm here. The bay horse has a truly in- ternational background. Being a son of NlJin~ky he has a Russian name, he trained in Ireland, raced in Europe and now is in stud in America. Palmer and Cross Roads exchanged turnovers back and forth until this chain of events: Bobcat Harvey Brown made a fumble recovery on the Palmer 5-yard line. Dewaine Cain then made a running play down the left end and was thrown out of bounds like a basketball. But Palmer didn't expect Cain to bounce back on the rebound with a rush to score a touchdown with 6:09 left in the first quarter. The PAT failed, but Bobcats' spirit didn't. Palmer received the kickoff and began running plays consistently checked by Bobcat defense. Bobcats got the ball and another series of events ensued: Russell Giles broke through But a smooth flying 35-yard Cain pass to Green was incomplete, and each team took two turns recovering fum- bles. Bobcat Mike Riggers knocked down the leading Bulldog rusher, Dennis Robinson, as he zoomed within yards of a touchdown. Bobcats got the ball and moved it to the Palmer 27 yard line. Then the twist in luck occurred. Robinson bursted loose from the pack for a 77-yard touchdown run doggedly pursued by Winston who couldn't get within tackling reach. The PAT was good and the scoreboard at 1:55 in the second quarter read 13-7. Coach Tunnell commented about the Bulldog Robert Palmer's last 'I'D game, and Robinson' two-point conversion Gerich. Leading Bobcat ston, 47 yards, Leading tacklers with 13 and five nine and four, and and two. Leading Robinson with McElhaney with 53. were Donnie Dixon assists, and Mark and two.