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Malakoff News, l"nursday, Oct. ~0, 19~--7A By BENNY ROGERS berth with a new 'I,' the Tigers will stare down the barrel in Palestine Friday night against the winless, but dangerous, time is 7:3op.m. Panthers, 0-7 on the season and 0-2 in District 17-AAA play, have thrown to the wind and are tyring a little bit of everything to break into the column -- including a 'shotgun' offense. It's that desperate attitude that Fairfield, a 56-21 loss, to advantage of the passing of quarterback Jeff Ester. The WHS signal effective in the formation, completing 12 of 22 passes for 205 only will the Panthers go into the 'shotgun,' but they will also use as five receivers in a wide variety of formations. Westwood will load as as three receivers to one side and will also use double receivers split ) pass-catching band is Leonard Daughtry. Against Fairfield, was on the receiving end of numerous Ester passes, including a 39- Dale Norris says the Panthers are a "bard team to figure." like they've got good personnel," Norris said, "But yet they're for that reason Norris said, "We can't go to sleep against them, record." s losses to Brownsboro, 25-0, Wills Point, 24-7, Trinity, 27-7, 19-15, and Grapeland, 34-14, into Friday's night contest. The Panthers have given up 213 points in seven games for a 30.1 points per game and 50 pasaing yards per outing. game clip. WHS is averaging scoring 12 points per game on 84 total points. The Tiger defense continues to be stingy, allowing only 1113 yards on the While the Panthers were experimenting with a new offense in Fairfield, the season for a 159 yards per game average. MHS is allowing less than 100 yards Tigers were up to some new tricks of their own eight miles down the road in per game rushing and 66.4 per game passing. Teague. The Tigers abandoned their multiple offensive sots for an I- The Tigers have scored 59 points for an 8.4 points per game clip and have formation, allowed 72 points, which averages out to 10.1 points per game. The Tigers' new offensive strategy was successful as the Tigers enjoyed A Tiger win over the Panthers would move MI-IS into a solid position to gain their most productive game offensively, totaling 325 yards behind Scott a post-season playoff berth. The Tigers have games remaining with Fairfield Clendening's llS-yard rushing perfomlance, and Crockett. Victories in both those games would secure Malakoff's first playoff entry in 33 years. Norris made the switch to the T in an attempt to heal a strugglL~ offense that had been almost non-ez~stant. In going to the T Norris also knew he would be able to get the ball more often to Clendening, who is the Tigers' only hint of a big-play maker. Clendening, who was moved from wingback to the deep hack in the new formations, gets the ball deeper in the T and can get a better view of the defense and find his running lane. Clendening was successful in both and scored on rims of 19 and 57 yards. Another reason the Tigers made the move to the T was to rest two-way starters Marry Wilson and Todd Locke. Both are keys to the MHS defensive effort and in the multiple-set offenses both were playing all the time. In the T Norris alternates the two at fullback. Clendening continues to be the Tigers' statistical leader, leading the team in rushing (471 yards), receiving (135 yards) and scoring (24 points). As a team, the Tigers have 1391 total yards on the season for a 198.7 yards per game average. The Tigers are averaging almost 150 rushing yards per But before the Tigers can even start thinking about that possibility, they must unload Westwood's shotgun in Palestine Friday night. DISTRICT 17-AAA STANDING8 District TEAM ....................... , ................. W L T ....W L Crockett Bulldogs ................................ 2. 0 0 .... 6 1 Rusk Eagles ..................................... 1 . 1 0 .... 6 1 Fairfield Eagles ................................. 1 . 1 O .... 5 2 MalakoffTlgers .................................. 1. 1 0.... 2 4 Teague Lions .................................... 1. 1 O .... 2 5 Westwood Panthers .............................. O. 2 0 .... 0 7 Lnst Week's Results Fairfield 50-Westwoed 21; Malakoff 27-Teague 0; Crockett 2&Rnsk 7. Week's Games Malakoff at Westwood; Fairfield at Rusk; Teague at Crockett. Season T O 0 0 1 0 0 1 er runningback rushes for 18 yards in 27-0 district win PROTECTION.--Malakoff quarterback Danny Wilson had plenty of time to play against Teague Friday night. Providing protection for Wilson (62), Todd Locke (40) and Scott Ciendening (33). Wilson passed Clery, but the pass fell inocmplete. The Tigers used a switch to the I- the junior circuit last week scored three touchdowns, tossed two by the seventh grade's scoring passes and scored a pair of two- over Teague. point conversions. gue won the eight Ty Farrell scored on a 27-yard pass 32-8, and the freshman from Chris Ivey and Steve Sparks snagged scoring strikes of 18 and 23 SEVENTH GRADE yards from Dowen to round out the Malakoff 44-Teague 18 scoring once again the performance of Dowell scored on a 40-yard run and sparked the Malakoff returned kickoffs of 87 and 90 yards for graders to victory. Dowell scores. INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS (After 7 Games) RUSHING Yards Rushes Average Longest TD's ....... 471 70 6.7 80 3 .......... 241 55 4.3 12 0 ......... 20162 3.2 14 I '. ............. 78 12 6.5 51 0 r ............ 53 25 2.1 17 0 ......... 41 47 0.8 16 2 ......... 0 1 0.0 0 0 Brent ........... -2 2 -1.0 0 0 1044 284 3.6 80 6 RECEIVING Yards R'cpts. Average Longest TD's ....... 135 9 15.0 57 1 ......... 474 11.7 16 0 Riddle .......... 37 3 12.3 21 I ........... 35 1 35.0 35 0 ........... 31 2 15.5 20 0 ,.. 30 2 15.0 17 0 ........ 18 2 9.0 12 0 ............. 13 2 6.5 8 0 347 24 14.4 S7 2 PA881NG Yards Attempts Comp's. Int's. TD's ....... 347 68 24 8 2 ....... o 1 0 0 0 347 69 24 8 2 PUNTING Yards Punts Average Longest Blockod ...... 114233 34.6 47 0 ....... 57 2 28.5 32 0 1199 35 34.2 47 0 SCORING Points TD's FG's PAT's Other ....... 24 4 0 0 0 ....... 12 2 0 0 0 ........ 9 0 2 3 0 6 I 0 0 0 .... , .... 6 1 0 0 0 .................. 0 0 0 0 1 59 8 2 3 1 ScoreByQunrters ................. 15 25 13 0 ---59 .............. 10 7 21 37 --75 TEAM STATI8TICS Tigers Opp. .. o. o.. ................ ........ .... .... .......72 65 ......................................... 1044 648 Game ............................................ 140.1 02.5 .. o o........oo...., o. ............ ..... .....347 ........................................... 49.8 66.4 ................................................ 1391 1118 ..... ....... ..oo...... .,......o.~ ,. ...................................... IN.7 IN.0 ................................................ 24/m/e 33/74/e ........................................... Win /ts ...................................... m/s ............................................ IS4.2 35/S4.4 ,/i' i~: !'i!: : : formation to roll past the Lions, 27-0, before a small crowd at Lion Stadium. The Tigers travel to Pelestine Friday night to do battle with the winless Westwood Panthers, Game time is 7:30 p.m. In other District 17-AAA games Teague goes to Crockett and Fairfield travels to Rusk. (Staff photo by Lisa Weaks) EIGHTH GRADE Toague Z2-Malakoff 6 The Teague eighth graders coasted to an easy 32-8 win over the Tigers. Cederick Manning led the Tigers' effort, scoring on a two-yard run and adding a two-point conversion. Man- ning was also the top Tiger tackler. Other standouts for the Tigers were Kenneth Jamison, Steve McCord and Willie Smith. NINTH GRADE Teague 33-Malakoff O ...... The Malakoff ninth grade Tigers fell to a lightning-quick Teague team, 33-0. The Lions scored 13 points in the opening quarter and added scores in each of the final quarters to coast to the easy win. Standout performers for the Tigers were Billy Norris, Tim Hickmon, Donnie Hedge and Andy Berggren. The frosh host Westwood today (Thursday) at 6 p.m. The junior varsity will also be in action here at 7:30 p.m. of the Week The following players were selected by the MHS coaching staff as the top players apiNt Toag~ Friday ndghL BRENT STENOVlTCH Defensive Back TODD LOCKE Defensive Lineman By BENNY ROGERS Scott Clendening rushed for 118 yards and two touchdowns in Teague Friday night to lead the Malakoff Tigers in an offensive explosion past the Teague Lions, 27-0. Clendening's performance was sparked by the Tigers' switch from a multiple set offense to the I-formation, which was designed to give the Tigers' only big-play threat the ball more often. The new offense moved the 150-pound senior from wingback to the deep back in the I set. The offensive strategy enabled the Tigers to enjoy their most productive outing of the season while climbing back into the District 17-AAA playoff picture. The Tigers totaled 325 yards on 273 rushing and 52 passing. Clendening, who scored on runs of 19 and 57 yards and carried the ball 16 times, was joined in the scoring department by quarterback Danny Wilson. The Tiger signal caller scored the Tigers' final two touchdowns. The Tigers surprised the Lions with the new formation on the opening series. After Wilson passed 14 yards to Dennis Flowers on the game's first play, Clendening was unleashed on the Lions. The 150-ponnd senior swept right end for a 12-yard gain out to the mid- field stripe. The Tigers traveled as far as the Lion 34 before the drive stalled and Michael Riddle was forced to punt. Riddle's line- drive kick of:25 yard~ buried the Lions on their own nine-yard line. Kyle Summerhill sacked Lion quarterback Trent Long for a three- yard loss on first down, digging a deeper hole for the hosts. After two short gains by Albert Randle, Teague was forced to punt from its own end zone. Lion punter Mike Holt was unable to field a bouncing snap-from-center, which shot out of the end zone, giving the Tigers a safety and a 2-0 lead with the MHS defense once again recorded a passing grade. John Tanner, Randy Lee, Todd Locke and Wilson led the effort, which denied Teague's passing game and held the Lion rushing attack at bay. Teague garnered 149 total yards on 104 rushing steps and 45 yards via the friendly skies. The Lions had 11 first downs. Teague's possession after Clen- dening's touchdown jaunt stalled at the Lion 20-yard marker when Tanner sacked Long for a 10-yard loss. Joe Hernandez applied the initial pressure, but Tanner decked Long to set up a punting situation. Clendening electrified the crowd on the first play afte~the punt, bursting up-the-middle and pulling away from one would-be tackler for a 57-yard scoring dash. Summerhill's PAT sailed to the right, but the Tigers held a 14-0 lead with 8:51 left in the half. Two minutes later, Brad Johnson recovered a Clifford Brent fumble on the Malakoff 45. The Lions utilized the running of fullback Gary Holt and the scrambling of Long to move inside the MHS five-yard line in six plays. Facing fourth and goal from the three, Long tried to find Robert Knight in the corner of the end zone, but Brent Stenovitch stepped in front of the aerial to end the threat with 1:55 to go in the half. ..... ~.Tigers inv~e.Tf~tgtte #rid zone again with less than two miqqtes left in ~ the ~thi~e~. Steho~itch came up with another big play to set-up the touchdown, recovering Harold Brewster's fumble of a Riddle punt on the Teague two-yard line. Two playes later, Wilson faked inside to Locke and kept around right end for the score. Summerhill split the uprights with the PAT to extend the lead to 21-0 with 1:51 to go in the third period. Tiger coach Dale Norris used the three-touchdown cushion to take a look 8:27 left in the opening period, at reserve players. Norris probably like The Tigers reaped benefits from what he saw as James Powell, another Teague miscue on a punting Roderick Smith and Kenny Howell situation two minutes later. Punting came up with big defensive plays to aid from his own 47-yard line, Holt was the efforts of Tanner, Lee, Locke and decked by Wilson on the THS 33 after Wilson. retrieving to field misfired snap. Wilson intercepted a Long pass on the Wilson completed a 16-yard pass to 10-yard line and made a return to the 21 Clendening to overcome a third-and-12 to set-up the final Tiger score. Three situation and move the Tigers to the plays after completing a 13-yard pass to Teague 19. Wilson slipped a hand-off to John Clary, Wilson crashed in fromthe Clendening on the next play, resulting four with 3:14 to go. Knight blocked in a 19-yard scoring scamper through Summerhill's PAT to conclude the the heart of the Teague defense, scoring. Summerhill's PAT missed to the right The Tigers travel to Palestine Friday and the Tigers lead, 8-0, with 1:12 left in night to take on the winless Westwood the first stanza. Panthers. Teague goes to Crockett. Although taking a backseat to the Both games start at 7 : 30 p.m. offense for the first time this season, GAME AT A GLANCE Malakofl Teague First Downs ....................... Rushing Yardage .................. " ....................... 14 ....... 11 .......................... 273 ........ 104 Passing Yardage ............................................ 45 ....... 45 Total Yardage ..................... 335 Passes Attempted .................. i ~ ...................... 12 ...... 149 ...... Comple .................... 4 ........ Interceptions By ............................... 3 ........ 0 Punts/Average ................ :... : : :..": : :. :.. : : ...... 5'135.4 .... 3/38.5 Fumbles/Lost. Perudties/Yards: ........................................... 1/1 ...... 1/1 ........................................... 1/15 ..... 4/3O SCORE BY QUARTERS Malakoff ............................................. 8 6 7 6--27 Teague ............................................... 0 0 0 0--0 The New SCOTT CLENDENING Offeulve Back JOHN TANNER Offensive Lineman Hwy. 31 E. Malakoff, TX For more information W.stwood Harold Holyfield 675-3930