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ufman Capsizes Tigers NT ---The Tigers of Ronald 11 and Roger Jones week, and the corn- title hopes Point in 13-AA. 's Lions roar(d,, to a in the key distriei steamed 217 17 carries, including touchdown romp, to rushers. Jones, a ball-type runner, ,ards on 15 trips, a punt 95 dirt. steamed 141 25 carries for Wills er Lyons added seven carries, but lost overland yard- vhere to end up with 169 for the night ares played superla- .nse throughout the Irter, as each team to one first dow:n. held an edge in at the first break, but neither team really threat- ened to score. A blooper pass from Scott KiJpatrick to Benny Prox broke up tim defensive bloodletting in the second stanza. The attempl was short of a completion, but the ball was tipped by Wills Point's Steve Mayfield and Prox-came back to get it at the Tiger 9-yard line. Jones bounded over for the first points of the night on the very next play, capping a four-play series that covered 43 yards. John Zaby kicked the bonus and Kaufman led 7-0 with nine minutes left in the first half. Four plays later, Jones was in the end zone again, this time following a 95-yard return of a Tiger' punt. Zaby did his thing and the I,ions led by 14 with 7:16 remaining in the first half. The Tigers 'finally found their way to royal soil minuto later when M.L. Thomas picked off a Kauf- man pass at the Lions' 40- yard line, Wills Point struck like lightning as Richard Moore connected with Doug llollje on first down. Billy Kinney kicked the bonus and the Lion lead was trimmed to 14-7 with 4:55 left in the first half. Kaufman drove for the game-breaking points on its next possession. Big gains by Trammell and Jones set up Trammell's 34-yard TD scamper with 2:09 left in the half and Zaby made it 21-7 at intermission with his good kick. The Lions put the game on ice early in the second half, driving for a touchdown on their" first possession. The out- ofqowners marched 62 yards in nine plays, the final two coming on a run by Tram- mell, to score. Zaby's kick was wide right, but Kaufman led 27-7 with 8:05 remaining in the third stanza. 'LUTCIIES---Norris Morgan 1101 paced the offensive effort for Wills Point showdown against Kaulman, hut came ui) with little yardage on many of his 25 'ith 'till:" ball: The Lions proved to be too tough, as they sacked Wills Point :16-13 in the 13-AA contest, i)efending for Kanfman on this play is Scott Kilpatrick II51. [Staff l}avid llolmesl am Whitewashes Trojans y Spenee 132 yards overland, the entire Trini- am, and scored three to pace Worth- to a 38-0 white- the Trojans. scored two against the Trojans extended its l district record to 4-0. tnines are two weeks a showdown with t, also unbeaten in loop this week. loward was Trinidad's ground gainer with 54 on 13 carries. Steve gained 49 yards on made hay on a against Trinidad through tim initial The Trojans were for pass interference 26-yard gain set up touchdown of the am led 19-0 at halftime. Wortham set up first down at The Bulldogs quickly ex- the Bulldogs' 14, and two panded their advantage as carries by Norris moved the thesecond half got underway, ball to the 11. Thompson Hall made a good return of carried inside the 10 on third the kickoff and a 15-yard down, but the Trojans' best penalty against the Trojans threat died with an incom- gave Wortham solid field pleted pass at the Wortham position inside Trinidad turf 9-yard line. at the 45. It took exactly one play for Chambers to sniff out paydirt, as he sliced through the Trojan defense for the 45 yards. The bonus play failed, but the Bulldogs led 25-0 with 11:38 remaining in the third stanza. Melvin Thompson of Trini- dad, who returned to active duty after a layoff with an injury, picked off a Moore pass late in the third stanza and returned it 22 yards to the Bulldog 32. A major penalty against The Bulldogs steamed back on the ensuing series to run the tab to 32-0 as the final period got underway. The 91-yard march took 11 plays to complete, with Spence going the final 19 yards with 10:06 remaining in the game. The bonus attempt was good and Wortham led 32-0. Wortham turned an inter- cepted pass into six points late in the game. Chambers pirated a Darell Hover pass with 4:41 remaining and re- turned it to paydirt. Wills Point mounted an aerial threat on the ensuing series, and held a first down at the Kaufman 12 after a 37-yard completion from Moore to Chris Mayfield. Unfortunately, Moore's pass on third and five was picked off by Prox in his own end zone with 5:26 remaining in the period. Prox chose to run the ball out and gained the Kaufman 1-yard line before he was nailed by Tiger defenders. Kilpatrick got three yards on a keeper and Trammell added two more yards. On third and five, Trammell sliced through the Wills Point secondary and outran Dillard McSpadden for a 94-yard touchdown. Zaby's kick was wide left, but Kaufman led 33-7 with 4:04 remaining in the third quarter. Kaufman closed out its por- tion of the scoring program as the final stanza got underway with Zaby's 36-yard field goal and the Lions led 36-7 with 11:55 remaining in the game. The Tigers marched back 80 yards to score their final points on their next poss- ession. Morgan got 14 yards on the first play and just missed breaking a touchdown run. The speedy Tiger then stepped off 33 yards to reach the Kaufman 33 with a first down. The drive slowed down there, but Morgan gained 17 yards on fourth down...four more than needed on the play to keep the drive alive. He also stepped off nine yards four plays later on a fourth and four, again sustaining the threat with a first down at the Kaufman 4-yard line. Hollje was stopped for no gain on first down and goal, but Morgan stepped in stand- ing up with 7:34 remaining to play for the final points of the night. Morgan's pass to Ken Herrin was incomplete on the try for two points, leaving the score at 36-13. It was the first loss of the year for Wills Point. The Tigers are now 2-1 in district play and 5-1 for the year . Kaufman iS 3-0 in the loop arid 6-0 for the season. Wills Point travels to Grand Saline for more district action this week, while the Lions enter- tain Brownsboro. II supplied most of the . in moving the ball to rolled in from ou( for the score left in the first tubers kicked the Wortham led 7-0 at break. and throwing of Mark Moore streets for another tally as the second underway. Moore's hookup with Jeff followed with two to gain inside 15. ,s later. Spence for the final 14 the hosts led 13-0 bonus kick went there were minutes left in the ! the Canines growled laurels minutes gambled on h play and gave up on downs at the 34 late in the first pass put the in Trinidad's end of plays later: and blazed 35 yards on the third the serms. Chambers the bonus with 2:32 period and Worth- I)HOP ME OFF ANY,VItERE---Wortham's I)anny Itall [40] gets an unusual ride piggyhack style from Buzz Iloward 1491 of Trinidad. llovvard was the leading ground gainer for the Trojans as tire,, felt the hot breath of the Btdldogs in a 38-0 district loss. [Staff Photo by Ann Rounsavall] Octoher 2o-Page 7 BREATtlIN(; ROOM---Wills Point Tailback Norris Morgan finds a little running room against Kaufman on this play in  last week's game. Morgan rambled for 141 yards on 25 carries, hnt the Tigers could not hohl out the Kaufman I,inns and snfl'ered their first sethack of the season, l)efending on this play is Kaufman's C, lenn Walker [6;1. t Staff Photo by David Ilohnes] Yellow Jackets Blister Cayuga KEMP---They gave a dance here last week and everybody came...and danced. Kemp received touchdown runs from seven different players and used 17 (count 'em) ball handlers overland as the Yellow Jackets routed Cayuga's Wildcats 57 to 0 in a District 17-A outing. Bobby Gunnels continued his role as team rushing leader with 125 yards on 13 carries and one touchdown. But everybody, including several defensive regulars in the garb of a runningback, challenged him for honors. George Martin, a tackle- turned-back, scored two touchdowns and rushed for 57 yards on 11 carries. Willie Polk only carried the ball three times, but netted 66 yards and a touchdown. The next bgest total came from four defensive players who shared playing time in jersey number 82...Dan Caplinger, Steve Marszalek, Randy Smith and Mark Shirley. TOPS IN THE TERRITORY Shirley even managed to score a TD against Cayuga. Kemp marched in for' touch- downs the first three times it touched leather. The Jackets steamed 66 yards in 11 plays on their first possession. Martin cracked in for the final six yards with 8:18 left in the opening period and Shirley kicked the bonus for a 74) advantage. Cayuga's Billy Coleman mis- played the ensuing kickoff and Polk took uncontested possession for Kemp at the Cayuga 30. A five-yard run by Martin and a 20-yard run by Polk set up Alvin Miller's five-yard TD run with 6:51 still to play in the first quarter. Shirley kicked the bonus and Kemp led 14-0. The V, iiclcats couldn't get a first down and punted out to their own 37, A seven-yard return put the leather at the 30 and Gunnels picked up the distance on a 12-yard gain and then an 18-yard run. Shirley was on target again and Kemp led 21-0 with 4:14 left in the opening period. The Yellow Jackets turned another fumble into points to get the second quarter under- way. Stan McDowell came up with the loose ball at the Cayuga 15 and the Jackets struck paydirt in three plays. Martin got five yards, Gun- nels added nine and Martin picked up the final step with 11:03 remaining in the first halt'. Shirley's kick cleared the upright and Kemp led 28-0. McDowell recovered an- other fumble two plays later and set up Kemp's final points of the half. The Jackets covered the 37 yards in six plays, despite a 15-yard penalty, as Polk broke three tackles on his 24-yard touch- down romp. Shirley swatted the PAT and Kemp led 35-0 at irrtermission. Fumble problems were still with tim Cats as the second half got underway (Cayuga fumbled 11 times in the game, losing seven to Kemp). Randy Crow fell on Derwood Daw- son's bobble on the second play of the period and Kemp took over at midfield. It took nine plays for the Jackets to touch paydirt, with sophomore Fullback. Leonard Smith tromping the final three steps. Shirley kicked the extra point for a 42-0 edge with 7:56 left in third period. Yet another Cayuga fumble, this one recovered by Mike  Miller of Kemp at the Yellow Jacket 17, not only killed Cayuga's best threat of the night, but also led to more points for the hosts. Big ground gains by Gunnels and Polk moved the bail into Cayuga's end of the field and sophomore Quarterback Er- vie ttenderson took to the air for 12 yards to Harvey McDougald. McDougald then caught a 23-yard effort for an apparent touchdown. However, that score was wiped out by a penalty and it took a 35-yard completion from Henderson to McDowell to keep the drive alive, tten- derson picked up the final five yards on two successive carries. Shirley's kick was blocked, but Kemp led 48-0 with 1:30 left in the third period. There was still time for a couple of more points before the final break and Kemp's Les Smith and Jerry Mullins ran down Coleman 23 yards behind the Cayuga line and in his own end zone for a safety. The final Yellow Jacket touchdown came on the antics of several subs who swapped playing time in th(;backfield. Junior Tackle Dan' Caplinger made a 12yard run in the 58-yard drive, the longest ground gain in the six-play series. Buddy Geiger hitched up with (?row for 32 yards and a first down at the Cayuga 5-yard line. It took Shirley, a regular defensive lineman, one carry to barge in for six points. Shirley kicked the l)onlts for the final point of the Kemp rushed for 379 yards on 63 plays and completed two of three aerial attempts for another 67 yards. Cayuga got 116 yards overland on 29 plays and completed two of six passes for 19 yards. The Wildcats lost seven fumbles and one pass interception, while Kemp did not have a turnover. Jesse Henderson was C,a- yuga's leading rusher with 50 yards on eight earries, while Dawson endod up with 42 yards on seven trips. The Yellow Jaekets, now 3-0 in district play and 4-2 for the year, host tim unbeaten Edge- wood Bulldogs this week in a key 17-A encounter. Cayuga returns home to battle Kerens. The Wildcats are 1-2 in distriet play and 2-4 for the year. Ross Hamilton Stan Mcl)owell ROSS I1AMILTON, Mabank fullback, sailed for 169 yards and one touchdown on 23 carries against Canton last week. Hamilton also kicked the decisive field goal from 23 yards out to beat the Eagles 16-14. STAN McDOWELL, junior defensive end for Kemp, had a big night for the victorious Yellow Jackets as he recovered fumbles to set up two Kemp touchdowns. NORRIS MORGAN, Wills Point tailback, gained 141 yards on 25 trips and scored a touchdown in the Tigers' losing effort against Kaufman in 13-AA'S key encounter. WAYNE WRIGllT,bruising fullback for Canton, rambled 128 yards on 19 carries against Mabank, scoring all of the Eagles' points on two touchdown runs and a two-point bonus gallop. MIKE RANDLE, Edgewood speedster, scampered 235 yards on only nine carries and scored two touchdowns to lead the unbeaten Canines to the sixth win of the year, 41-6 over Eustace. BOBBY GUNNELS, Kemp sophomore, stomped off 125 yards on 13 carries against Cayuga and scored one of the Yellow Jackets' eight touchdowns as Kemp went on to rout the Wildcats 57-0. CIIUCK CHAPMAN, Malakoff tailback, sailed 106 yards on 25 totes against Brownsboro to lead the Tigers to a big win over the Bears. Chapman ran for two touchdowns and passed for two more in the game. JERRY MULLINS. junior defensive back for Kemp, recorded four sacks of Cayuga runners, including one for a safety on which he teamed up with Les Smith. Lil Oi Print Shop N. Side of Square ,Athens, Texas 675.7636 W. Slde Sf Square Athens, Texas 675.2286 SIX IN SI(il IT---Kemp's Alvin Miller 131) 1 can see nothing but paydirt during this play in last ,aeek's game with ('ayuga. Miller scored on a five-yard plunge to help the Yellow Jackets in their 57-{) rout of the Wildcats. Kemp hosts Edgewood in a key district game this week..rStaff Photo by Carroll llolmes]