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October 15, 1981

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The Malakoff News, Thursday, Oct. 15, 1981.--5A y rBENNYROGERS in the individual statistic department attack and will be bringing an ira- start playing for keeps are James Jackson and Vic Kirkland. pressive performance against Garrison District 18AAA warfareThe multi-purpose duo are the top two into the tilt with the Tigers. Quarter- Rusk Eagles pay a visit pass snaggers with Jackson owning 134 back Kenny Finley handles the for a 7:30 p.m. kick- receiving yards on only four catches, engineering of Rusk's Veer offense. while Kirkland has amassed 303 steps Last year it was a W-yard touchdown recorded non- on 12 receptions. Jackson and Kirkland scamper by Atkins that handed the out the window as also lead the undefeated Tigers in Tigers a 7-0 setback in the opening week five weeks are all that scoring as both have crossed the ofloopplay. Atkins'scoringjaantcame is goalline four times for 24 points. 18AAA in the state player- after he escaped three would-be Tiger breezed through the pre- In the rushing department Jackson tacklers at the line of scrimmage. It a 5-0 slate, while also tops the chart with 303 yards on 44 will be the senior runner's second ef- in a 3-2 ledger. Buttotes for a 6.8 per carry average. Close fort, break-a-way running style that the will be 0- behind Jackson is workhorse fullback Tigers will have to contain to come Billy Whitely with 218 tough yards on 49 away the victor. with wins over West assignments. When the Tigers have the Eagles, who elected to travel via the friendly skies The stakes are high in the Malakoff- crown with FairfieldRussell Tarver has completed 23 of 54 Rusk battle as it is virtually impossible their first loss when attempts for 525 yards and nine touch- to win an outright championship in a for 26 fourth quarter down strikes, five game district schedule with an opening week loss. Accordingly, Friday a 39-16 win. The Eagles Defensively, the Tigers have been led night's loser will face a tough uphill With a 20-6 decision over by a host of players. The most con- and fell to state-ranked sistent of defending performers have battle, while the victor will hold an en- been Roe Denis, Ron Speed, Joe Cam- viable slot in the standings. Kerens, 21- pana, Whiteley, Kirkland and Jackson. Elsewhere in 18AAA play Friday 37-8, Mabank, 26-0, Can- Also turning in solid pre-seasons were night, the Fairfield Eagles Journey to Oak, 13-7. With a little Harold Holyfield, Carey Jackson, Kyle \ Crockett for an equally important loop find the Tigers are Kilman, James Mastin, Tom Byers and encounter and the Westwood Panthers little over 22 points per Don Norwood. and Teague Lions hook-up in Palestine yielding only a little over The Eagles will be led into battle by to determine who will probably finish in bruising fullback Lepoleon Atkins. The the cellar. All district games get un- after five games talented runner is the hub of the Rusk derwayat7:30p.m. + /,~ /,+: )~L ,~ :9 ~+ ,