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The Malakoff News, Thursday, Oct. 22, 1981--,5A two touchdowns. The bruising fullback defenders also forced five turnovers, The Rusk Eagles was joined in his assassination of the three of which resulted in six-pointers Atkins-led ground Black and Gold by tailback Chip Hart, for the visitors. no nonsense ddensivewho also penetrated the Tiger end zone The Cherokee County-based school's 26-6 two times, offense rambled for 253 yards via the the MalakoffTigers here While the ground-gobbling duo was ground and 39 through the friendly in the District 18AAA acquiring real estate, the Rusk defense skies for 292 net yards. The Eagles, who was forclosing the mortgage on suffered only one turnover, dominated ran through and Malakoff's offense. The Eagles held the the first down department, 18-10. highly-touted Tigers' Wishbone to 161 total yards on With the victory the Eagles up their on 25 106 rushing and 53 passing. The Eagle season worksheet to 4-2, while snapping ~K RUSSELL TARVER got caught on a keeper by Eagle defenders during this run Friday night. To for Tarver is running back James Jackson, (16). (Staff Photo by Lori Callaway) ROGERS 7:30 p.m. will be out to return to Both teams were involved in upsets ways and keep their title last week. The Tigers, previously un- night as they jour- beaten in five starts, were handed a 26-6 to do battle with the whipping at the hands of the Rusk for the District 18AAA Eagles, while the Lions upset the taken on a surprising Westwood Panthers in Palestine. The last week's results, is stunner over Westwood pushed the / (58) and James Boyd (12) Join in for the tackle on Mildred's Mildred won the homecoming contest by a ' Ann Rounsavall) Lions' season recora to 2-4, but more importantly places the Orange and White atop the 18AAA standings after one week. In the Teague-Westwood encounter, the Lions had to fight off a spirited Pan- ther rally in the closing minutes before claiming the victory. The Lions scored on their first possession when quarter- back Glen Price tossed an 1B-yard pass to Pat Nemons. Following the PAT the Lions led 7-0. The touchdown capped an 80-yard drive that consumed eight minutes of the opening quarter clock. Teague bettered the long, opening drive by four yards on their initial of- fensive thrust of the second half. Ken- neth Tatum covered the final 47 yards from his halfback slot. The PAT was blocked, leaving the Lions with a 13-0 advantage with 8:24 remaining in the third period. The Panthers finally gave a large homecoming crowd something to cheer about, taking the ensuing kick and marching 96 yards in six plays. Kevin Taylor put the hosts on the board with a touchdown pass to Graylin Crawford. Walter Samuel ran in the two-point conversion to keep the Panthers alive. Westwood battled in an attempt to take the lead with just under two minutes to.play but ran out of downs on the Teague 41 with just seconds remaining. The Lions quickly ran out the waning ticks on the clock to secure the upset win. Meanwhile in Malakoff, a well- prepared Rusk Eagle unit, determined to prove last year's 18AAA co- championship was not a fluke, dominated the Tigers from start-to- finish. For the second straight year it was the bruising, hard-nosed running of Lepoleon Atkins that hurt the Tigers. Atkins assaulted the Tigers for 128 yar- ds on 25 trips. The Tigers are currently in the same situation they were in at this time last Malakoff's winning streak at six games Tiger 19. Five plays later Atkins and dropping the Tigers to 5-1 on the slashed off tackle from the four for the year. The win also places the Eagles score. Brian Townsend shoed the PAT atop the loop standings with the to put Rusk on top 7-0. Crocker Bulldogs and sets up a Rusk'stoucllclown, which marked the showdown with the 'Dogs in Rusk next first scored against the Tigers in the week. first half and also was the first time the Atkins opened his assault on the Tigers found themselves trailing, Tigers on the opening play from awoke the lethargic Tigers as the hosts scrimmage when he took a Kenny commenced on a drive that covered 69 Finley hand-off and darted around right yards in 11 plays. end, after the middle was clogged, for a Tarver, who was Malakoff's top 32.yard gain down to the Malakoff 19. rusher with 66 steps on eight carries, The Tigers turned back the Eagles picked-up the Tigers' initial first down three plays later on a Harold Holyfield of the contest on the chive's first play on recovery of a Hart fumble, a perfectly-executed option keeper. The At this point the teams proceeded into field general scored the Tigers' lone their version of "Punt-feet '61" with touchdown from 22 yards out on the both punters exchangin beautiful identical play three minutes later. In spiralling efforts and short shanks, between Tarver's keepers, Homer Defensive efforts by Rusk's Bruce Turner lugged the ball for short yar- Baggett and John Reneau and dage. Malakoff's Kyle Kilman, Run Speed The 22-yard scoring scamper by and Vic Kirkland highlighted the Tarver around leR end capped the defensive stand-off as action moved touchdown pilgrimage with 40 seconds into thesecondquarter, left on the first half clock. Clint The Eagles moved in for their first Clements' PAT sailed wide to the left to score following Bobby Thrash's leave the Eagles with a 7-6 halftime recovery of a Russell Tarver fumble on advantage. the hosts' 33 with 8:44 to go in the half. The Tigers opened the second half After a five-yard loss by Randy, Carter with a crisp-looking offensive drive that on a combined tackle by Roy Glover began on their own 41. Tarver quickly and Kilman, Finley tossed an 18-yard took to the skies with a 24-yard com- pass to Carter to move the Eagles to the pletion to Clements followed by a 10- yarder to James Jackson. Two plays Lee Trevino was disqualified from later Townsend stepped in front d a Tarver aerial on the Rusk 26 for what the PGA Tournament recently for not proved to be the tide3turner. From this signing his scorecard after a round. But he took it in stride saying: "I point on it was ail Rusk. don't really mind, but my wife is going The Eagles proceeded into their to give me a whipping I'll never Atkins off left tackle, Atkins up-th- forget." middle, Atklns off right tackle offense following the pass theft. Finley tossed in an 11-yard pass to Reneau for good measure as the Eagles nested on the Malakoff 47 in seven plays. Atklns thrilled hate of the capacity Tiger season. After losing to Rusk the Tigers were forced into a four game "must win" situation. The Tigers fell one game short in their 1980 bid and will be out to keep their playoff aspirations in- tact against Teague. Almost all phases of the Tigers' game was off against the Eagles. The running game netted only 108 yards, while the passing game was even more anemic with only 53. Signs of how bad it was: Leading rusher James Jackson was held to minus 15 yards and quarterback Russell Tarver suffered three intercep- tions and two fumbles. The defense was not exactly immune to the dismality of the Tigers' perfor- mance. Rusk dented the usually stingy unit for 292 yards and four rushing six- pointers. The Eagles also outdid the Tigers in first downs, 18-10. The surprising records owned by the teams i~ loop play shduld make for an exciting, wide-open contest. The Tigers will be in an angry, ready to kill humor, while the Lions will try to retain their sudden momentum and become the "Cinderella" story of '81. Elsewhere in 18AAA last Friday, the Crockett Bulldogs exploded for three fourth quarter scores to blank the stub- born Fairfield Eagles, 21-0. Fairfield's downfall was as a result of a puny of- fensive showing. The Fairfield defense yielded only four first downs to the 'Dogs. Other than the Malakoff-Teague matchup Friday night, the Bulldogs trek to Rusk for an important test and Westwood pays Fairfield a visit. All games get started at 7:30 p.m. District 10AAA Sttndi~p Teem L T Teepe lions ................. 1 0 0 ~zhett Bulldogs .............. 1 0 0 Rusk Eaglee. ................. 1 0 0 Malakoff Tigers ............... 0 1 0 Fairfield Ealias ............... O 1 O Wastwood Panthers ............ 0 1 0 Player Yards James Jackson 286 Billy Whiteley 223 Bruce Chapman 157 Russell Tarver 133 Homer Turner 133 James Mastin 126 Scott Clendenning 56 Lance Garrett 32 Joe Davis 5 Todd Shelton 5 Robert Borah 4 Vic Kirkland -4 TOTALS 1161 Player Yards Vic Kirkland 306 James Jackson 160 John McCain 52 Clint Clements 33 James Mastin 12 Kyle Kilman 11 Robert Borah 10 Scott Clendenning 4 TOTALS 588 Player Yards Russell Tarver 578 Todd Shelton 10 James Jackson 0 TOTALS 588 Player Yards Vic Kirkland 632 Lance Garrett 35 TOTALS 668 Player Points James Jackson 24 Vic Kirkland 24 Bruce Chapman 14 Russell Tarver 12 Clint Clements 10 Billy Whiteley 8 James Mastin 8 Kyle Kilman 6 Homer Turner 6 John McCain 6 TOTALS 118 Stadium crowd and silenced the other half on his next carry, strolling around left end on a student body sweep for a 47-yard scoring Jaunt. Townsend was true with the PAT to up Rusk's lead to 146 with 6:41 left in the third period. Rusk added insult to injury two minutes later after forcing the Tigers into a punting situation. Kirkland's shanked-effort managed only 12 yards to give Rusk ownership on the Malakoff 34. Hart darted straight through the strength of the Tiger defense for a 10- yard scoring journey to put the gam~ out of reach and the Birds on top 20-6. Hart swept left end two Rusk possession later for the Eagles' final trip into the promised land. Hart made the 12-yard trip, which ended a 5&yard drive, with 8:11 to go in the tilt. The" pass for two points failed to give the+ Eagles their margin of victory. ,' The Tigers had two more offensive~ chances, but Tarver suffered his third+ interception and lost a fumble to thwart any unrealistic hopes of a miraculous Tiger comeback. The Eagles took over,+. following the loss of the fumble, with a+~ minute and a half remaining and watched the clock work its way to the' O:00mark. GAME AT A GLANCE Malakoff Rusk+ First Dewm IO 16/ Ytr~ Reehin| 108 29~L: Yards Passing 53 39, Total Yards 161 292, Passes 4/12 3/6, i Interceptions By 0 3' Fumblas/I.eet 2/2 2/1~' Penalties 4/30 3/25" Punts 5/30.5 4/29,5+'* SCORE BY QUARTERS Malakoff 0 6 00 .6 Rusk 0 7 13 6 -26 [stlmetod Attondanoa-2000 TIGER SEASON STATISTICS (After 6 Games) RUSHING Carries Average Longest TD's 52 5.5 44 1 51 5.4 29 1 28 6.2 26 2 43 3.1 28 2 , 30 4.4 14 1 20 6.3 16 I 11 5.3 14 0 12 2.6 6 0 1 5.0 5 0 2 2.5 7 0 2 2.0 2 0 1 -4.0 -4 0 253 4.1 44 8 RECEIVING Rcpt.'s Average Longest TD's 13 33.7 50 4 6 25.8 53 3 3 17.3 34 I 2 11.6 24 0 1 12.0 12 0 1 11.0 11 1 1 10.1 10 0 1 4.0,, 4 0 28 21.0 53 9 PASSING Attmpts. Cmplt.'s Int.'s TD's 66 27 11 9 3 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 72 28 12 9 PUNTING Punts Average Longest Blocked 22 28.7 53 0 I 35.0 35 0 23 29.1 53 0 ' SCORING TD's FG's PAT's Other 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 , 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 17 0 10 3 The Trinidad Trojans Eagles here Friday large Homecoming Stanfield was stopped trying to run the ball out. The touchback gave the Eagles a two point boost giving them a score of 30-0. Roper ran the following 35 yard kick by Larry Parker for 65 yards into the end zone with 3:49 left in the half. With Run Wigley handed the extra point the score was 37-0. who ran eight yards Trinidad's most productive drive by Trojan Brad occurred at the beginning of the second hand-off, Wigley half. A fumble by Wigley was middle for 21 yards, recovered by Charles Colman on the a first down. Roper Trojan 45. Derek Jackson was handed six yards, putting the hall and ran for four yards. Colman Trojan four. From gave the hall to Jackson again, who ran the end zone. The for three yards, putting the Trojans in Coker was good and Eagle territory. Jackson ran the ball with 6:14 left in the for six yards, giving the Trojans a first down. scoring drive began Jackson took the ball down field quarter. A punt by seven yards putting the Trojans on the . Carter put the Mildred 35 yard line. Tim Polk then ran 40. Wigley then gave the hall for three yards before being who ran for the stopped by Eagle Jeff Arnett. Jackson 9:10 left in the first gained three yards on the next play and )14-0.was good and the for two on the foliowingplay, but and a two yard run by Polk was not the Trojans put the enough for the first down and the ball on Trinldad's 15 was given to Mildred on their 24. penalty brought The Eagles took possession early in yards. Dale Steele the fourth quarter on the Trojan 49 after From there Coker a 24-yard punt by Carter. Roper ran the for the touchdown, ball along the left side for eight yards the clock, Coker kicked before being brought down by several This Week's Games Averages Ann R Tom Finley Last Week 16-9 Malakoff at TeaRue Malekoff Malakoff Trinidad at Palmer Pallmtr Trinidad Palmer Iola at Cross Roads Idl Cma Roads Crml Roads Wills Point at Mabank Mebank Mabank Wills Point Crockett at Rusk Neek Crockett Rusk W~Awood at Fairfield Wntwoad Fairf~ld Fairfield X~gore at HCJC KIIOme Kill,re Kilgora Texas A&I at Sam Houston SL Sam Homdao St. SamHouston St. Texas A&I N. Texas St. at UT-Aflir N, Tmuis St N. Texas St, Texas at SMU Texas SMU Texas Houston at Arkansas Aduimis Houston Arkansas Benny Ros[ers Last Week 12-13 Last Week 16-9 Texas A&M at Rice Texas A&M Texas A&M Texas A&M N. Carolina St. at Clemson Clemma Clemeon N. Catalina St. Kansas St. at Kensas Kamm Kansas St. Kanoas Nebraska at Missouri Nebcaska USC at Notre Dame OSC Nebraska Noba Dame USC Mtcldpn St. Denver Nuffelo Tampa Day rnikd~iphla Cieeeland Cleveknd Oqdr~t Datrolt NY Jets New England Dallas Dal~ a 21-0 of the Trojan defense. Wigley gave the ball to Roper giving the Eagles a first return put the down after a four yard run. A 19-yard A 32- run by Roper gave Mildred their next Tampa Bay at Philadelphia Tmpa Bo~ four yards away first down and put them on the Trojan Baltimore at Cleveland ClmdaM ran in from 19 yard line. Phil Harrison then took first half. The the ball downfleld four yards. Roper Detroit Datrelt Coker was good was given the hall and, with 1:52 left, NVJets scored the final touchdown. Coker's New England at Washington Wahhtltee by Coker landed the point after attempt failed leaving the zone where T~y score 4,3-0. Miami at Dallas Dallas Michigam St. at Purdue Purdue Denver at Buffalo Datum Last Week i Overel1120-54-I Melakofl Palmer Crom loads Wills Point Cro~kott Fairfield HCJC Sam Houston St. ULAdington Texas Arkamas Texas A&M N. Cmellna St. Keeeas Nebraska USC Michigan St. Danar Tampa Bay Clmmland Datndt NY Jets New Enldand Da~ Chip Souza Staey Dunaeusky Last Week 15-9 Last Week 13-12 Ov~coH t 14-60-1 Overall 110-64.1 Maiakoff Melakoff Trinidad Cress Roads Mils Point Palmer Crme Roads Wills Point Crodmtt Rusk Fairfield Ktlpro KIIgm'o Texas A&I Sam, Houston St. N. Texas St. N. Texas St. SMU Texas Houston Arimmas Taxex A~M Tales A&M ' Clemsma ,i. Carolina St. " Km Ka~ + Ntbrm~ USC U$C Purdue Mi{hlpn St. Buffalo DaMer PhiiMelphle PhHadaiphta Caevetand Detroit Detroit : NY Jets NY Jets ++