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Make the most of your chance! I iill I!,i~ i' i;i: Don't look now, the District 18AAA title chase waters run muddy after only two weeks of loop war- fare. Four teams are curren- tly tied in second place with 1-1 marks behind league leading Crockett, 2-0. Only the pre-season favorite, Fairfield, is winless. Check the results of the district's six games thus far and you'll find a river of surprises. In week one the Rusk Eagles, who are in a four-way tie along with Malakoff, Teague and Westwood, stun- ned the Tigers, 26-6, Teague did like- wise to Westwood, 13-8, and Crockett blanked Fairfield, 21-0. Week two found Westwood shelling Fairfield, 43-0, in Fairfield, Crockett downed Rusk, 32-21, in Rusk, and the Tigers fighting for a 13- 0 win over stubborn Teague. Those results create more questions other than who's going to win the district crown. For instance: What's the story in Fairfield? How can Rusk hold Malakoff to six points one week and surrender 32 to Crockett one week later? Is Crockett going to run off and hide from everyone or will they too make a slip along the way? Are West- wood and Teague for real or will they fade from the picture and live up to their anticipated roles as cellar- dwellers? The biggest question, at least in this neck of the 18AAA woods, is: "Where do the Tigers stand?" Unfortunately, without the answers to the above questions, that one may be unan- swerable. But, let's explore it and try to draw some light on the subject. If the Tigers were offensively clicking it would be easy to decide where they stand. But with the offense currently struggling somewhat, and upcoming opponent Westwood suddenly catching fire, the Tigers are as big a question as the remainder of the loop. Defensively, the Tigers are groomed for the rest of the race. And that's a big a-plus with Westwood, Fairfield and Crockett lefL on the schedule. Before pushing the panic button for the offense you've got to take into con- sideration that Teague had an excep- tional defensive front line and were geared to stop the Tigers' running game. But the fact remains that the Tigers have struggled in their past three tilts. But not to worry, Coach Dale Norris and Company, are working hard, very hard, this week to work the kinks out of the Wishbone. Expect im- provement in this area. At least, with Crockett's win over Rusk, the Tigers have a little more con- trol over their own destiny than they did this time last week. Win the final three and they are guaranteed a share of the crown and a possible playoff ticket. The possibility of an outright title exists should they win the remaining 18AAA encounters, but for that to happen help is needed from other teams. The lSAAA waters should clear a bit this week as Crockett entertains Teague, Rusk hosts Fairfield and the Tigers visit Westwood. A lot of questions should be answered in the three contests. This time next week we should have a good indication of which way the hall's going to bounce. By then we'll know the true status of Teague, Westwood and Fairfield and we should also know if the Tigers and Rusk are merely battling for second place honors behind the possibly unstoppable Crockett, Bulldogs. Stay tuned... By BENNY ROGERS ~ ~en~ grade falls The Tigers travel to Palestine Friday to 0-4-2 and the seventh night to tangle with Westwood's Pan- grade goes to 1-3-1. thers in a District 18AAA clash that in MY GUESSESARE... all likelihood will see the loser DistrlctlRJUUiStzndinlP With the 18AAA race becoming'in- eliminated from the league's title Tom W L t PS PA creasingly important and interesting chase. Kickoffissetfor7:30p.m. Cmckett(4-Z) .... Z 0 0 55 21 ['11 attempt to pick the winners of each Both teams currently are lodged in a Ma~ {$1).... 1 1 0 1$ 26 of the loop's games the rest of the way. tie with Rusk and Teague at second Rusk {tll ....... 1 ! 0 47 311 Let's see what week three has to offer, place with 1-1 ledgers. And both bring Wotwod (2-5}... 11 0 $1 13 Tulus(2-$}.. l I 0 13 21 In the Tigers' battle with Westwood, shut-out victories into Friday night's .. tilt. The Tigers blanked Teague 13-0, (S~ rocmds in Imnmthot@ the defense will face a big test in the while the Panthers whipped pre-season fleet-footed Westwood offensive back- favorite Fairfield43-0. JUNIOR CIRCUIT WRAP.UP field. Look for the defense to accept and Westwood, 2-5 on the year, is doing The Tiger jayvees posted the only win live up to the challenge and for the of- on the junior circuit last week, whip- ping Jacksonville ,36-20. In other action tense to finally get back into gear. Ac- everything it can to defy pre-season predictions. Predicted to finish near or the eighth graders were beaten 22-0, cordingly, Malakoff20-Westwood7. at the bottom of 18AAA, the Panthers and the seventh graders fought to a 6-6 In the other two 18AAA match-ups have suddenly emerged from the pack tie with Fairfield. look for Crockett to put Teague into as a title contender. After being upset With the win the jayvees even their proper perspective, 27-7, and for Rusk by Teague in the opening week of loop season record at 3-3, while the eighth to add to Fairfield's troubles, 16-7. action, the Panthers regrouped with the By STEVE BRIGANCE PAIJ ER -- When the final whistle blew here Friday night the Trinidad Trojans were minus quarterback Charles Colman, and had only gained 71 yards against the Palmer Bulldog defense. The home team came out vic- torious with a score of 40-0. Late in the first quarter, Bulldog Robert Allen dashed along the sideline for 22 of his 105 yards to give the Palmer a first down as they began their first scoring drive. Darrell Lassetter later took the hall from quarterback Mark Waiters and marched in from five yards out to put six points on the scoreboard for the Bulldogs. The PAT failed and the score was 6-0 with 3:50 left in the first quarter. With 10:34 left in the second quarter, Colman dropped back into the shotgun formation. After releasing the ball, the Trojan quarterback was struck by a Bulldog pass rusher. The ensuing collision resulted in a broken hand for Colman. Colman is expected to miss the remainder of the season. Jimmy Carter then took the helm for Trinidad and finished the drive with an incomplete pass. A 21 yard pass from Waiters to Allen gave Palmer a first down on the Trojan 13 yard line. Robert McElhaney's drive up the middle was good for nine yards and with Waiter's sneak gave the Bulldogs another first down. Walter then skipped into the for six points. The the kick after failed and with 9:00 left in the half the Bulldogs were ahead 12-0. A fumble in the hand-off to Derek Jackson put the Bulldogs on Trinidad's 23 yard line. From there Robert Allen stepped into the endzone with 7:32 on the second quarter clock. A pass from McElhaney to Donnle Dixon made the score 20-0. Under the field direction of Carter and with runs by Jackson, the Trojans went to the Palmer 48 and a first down. The Trojans were later forced to give up the ball on the Bulldog 27. From there Bulldog Dennis Robinson scurried down the field 71 yards for a touchdown with 2:58 left in the half. The kick by Scooter Jones put Palmer up 27-0. A punt in the third quarter went uncontested and the Bulldogs took possession on the Trojan 38. A pass from Waiters to Travls Gerich with 7:21 left in the third quarter resulted in another score for Palmer. The kick by Jones left the score 34-4). The final touchdown of the game was made on the first drive of the last quarter. Three runs'by Lassetter were good for seven yards and the first down. Then from 12, Mark Thompson darted in making the score 44)4) with the failed point after attempt. The Trojans will host the Cayuga Wildcats Friday in a 7:30 game. shocker over Fairfield. Wishbone offense back in The Panthers took advantage of nine sluggish efforts in the Fairfield turnovers and a rushing at- outings. Against a tack that rambled for 369 yards to post geared to stop the run, the incredible win. Fleet-footed running managed only 42 short back Delbert Reeves paced the West- option taken away, Tarver wood ground game with 213 yards, skies, completing eight of Junior quarterback Kevin Taylor yards and two touchdownS. passed for an additional 73 yards to give Injuries will keep the the Panthers 442 total yards. Defen- tering the Westwood sively, the Panthers limited Fairfield to strength. A midnight, 167yards. cident near Star The Tigers, who had to rely on the fullback Billy passingof RussellTarver in the victory Carey Jackson q~ over Teague, will face a Panther defen- game at press time. se that swiped five of Fairfield quarter- back Todd Shelton back Jeff Meiske's passes. The Eagles jaw and is lost for the were forced to try the airways 27 times, season. In a football completing only seven. Linebacker Tarver is nursing Chris Axum led the Westwood intercep- back James Jackson, tion parade. Teague game with an The Tigers will be out to get their pected to be ready for TROJAN DEREK JACKSON was upended by a Palmer defender in an around-end play Friday night. tured are Paul Airheart (60), Jerry Stanfleld (88), and Dew|t( Loven (50). (Staff photo by Ann Rounsavali) t rs: Leone Lewis was the winner of a $50 Barbara McKinnerney and Michael Savings Bond this week as a result of Riddle missed 20 each while Velma competition in The Maiakoff News Nokes, Jan Carole Phillips. C.O. footbalicontest. Phillips, Phyliss Ramsey, Martha ,BRAD ELSOM--Senior lineman for Mrs. Lewis won with 15 misses m her Lewis, J.L. Lewis, Greg Gawlik, Jerry the Trojans, continued his consistent ef- predictions of games played over the Rainwater and Russell Rogers missed fort on both the offensive and defensive weekend. 21each. units. Elsom was credited with Coming in a close second was Jenn) Teams needed blocking an extra point kick and Ramsey and Tim Edwards with 16 causing a fumble, in addition to misses each. Dana Wilsoa, Sam Ram- Cross Roads head basketball coach multiple single tackles and assists. sey and Letha Moore each recorded 17 Tom Driskill is seeking entries in the ,ELMER REED--The Tiger defen- misses each. Cross Reads Invitational Basketball sive lineman was a instramental factor On down the line was Gaylon Johnson Tournament set for Dec. 10-12. in the Tigers holding the Teague ground and Becky Gawlik with 18 misses, while Driskill said there are slots open for game to just two yards. Mandy Rogers, Keith Justin Phillips, one varsity boys team and one varsity , RON SPEED--Malakoff's defensive Pauline Ferguson and Gedyce Roberds girls squad, end was in on several tackles Friday missed l9 each. For more information, contact night in the Tigers 13-0 win over Dr|skill or Colin Curtis at 489-1275. Teague. v" ,TIM MATTINGLY--The lineman, both offensively and defensively, provided good pass protection and made several stops versus Teague Friday night. *DEREK JACKSON--135 lb. sophomore for Trinidad. For his play on both the offensive and defensive units for the Trojans against Palmer Friday night. .STEVlE COWAN--Linebacker on defense and tackle on offense for the Cross Roads Bobcats. Cowan made good blocks off the line in the effort against loin. if:/ .JOE CAMPANA--The for Malakoff helped in Tigers' best pass season Friday nigh This Week's Gamt~ I'S MalakO,![ at Westwood ..__~midad Cross R,oa~s at Scutry~Rosser Mabank at Van Kemp'ai Canton " T.~ague at Crockett ~airheld at ~usk 81inn at HCJC Navarre at, l),lu JC Arkansas at Rice Houston at TCU SMU at Texas A&M Texas Ie~J~ at Texas Missz;:ippi St, at Alabama " Colorado at Oklahoma Iowa St. at Kansas St. Ohio St, at Purdue Penn St. at Miami (Fla) Iowa at Illinois ! ..... Cleveland at Buffalo 7~ ~ Kansas City at San D~q'0 San Francisco at Pittsbut@ , ,NY Jets at NY Giants Houston at cincinnati ..... Dallas at Phil~elp'hia .......... Tom Finley Last Week 17-7-1 Overall 128-70-2 Mmlzkoff Cmp ,, , ScurlT.Ro~r Ihlmnt Ilmk btw i A~nus Homten Tom A&M Iota St. O~io St. Penn St. |mae Ann Rounsavall Lorl Callaway (;hip Souza Stacy i}unaeusky Last Week 12.12-1 Last Week 15-9-1 Last Week 13-11-1 Last Week 19-5-1 Last Week 12-12.1 Overall l 11-87-2 Omrall 134-64-2 --"Overall 133-65.2 Overall 133-65-2 Overall 122-76-2 Ueiokofl Tdnidad Cross Rods Van Meladmff Cayup Saure/-Boasof Van Canton Cayuila Scurry-Rom~ Van Canton Maiokoff Cayuga Scurr/-Roaser Van Canton Malakoff Trinidad Scurry-Rossar Van Canton Canton Crockett Crockett Crockett Crockett Crockett Rusk Rusk Rusk Rusk Rusk Blinn illinn Blinn Ty~ JC Arkansas Houston Blinn Nuverro Al~unsas Ifeust~ SMU Adm Houston SMU Tlxas Alabama mio ,, Iowa St Purdue Ciomiond ;owe St. Purdue Penn St. Illinois Buff aiD SMU HrJC Navarre Alkams HmJston Navarro Arkansas Houston SMU SMU Texas Texas Alabama Oklahoglta Alabama Oklahoma ' Iowa St. Iowa St. Ohlo St. Ohio St. Penn St. Penn St. Iowa Buffalo San Diego Io4va Buffalo San Oiqo Pittsburgh Pittsburgh NY Je~ NY Jab Ho-ston Kansas City San Oialo San ObSo Pitt|dMitri1' ' Ptltl~uq[h PIttlbuqlh NY Giants NY Jet~ NY Gianls PlY Giants Cklr, tnnati Dream Houston Cipcinnati Cincinnati Cincinnati I Oalios ' Dallas Dallas DulIN "Dallas *TODD MONROE--Malakoff's 155- pound guard provided good pass protection, allowing Tiger quarter- backs to throw for 150 yards. *JOE DAVIS--The senior specialty team player for the Tigers recovered a Teague fumble midway through the second quarter that resulted in a touch- down. *KYLE gILMAN--The 160-pound defensive end was in on numerous tackles in Malakoff's 13-0 blanking of Teague. ,TIM POLK--160 lb. sophomore run. ning back for the Trojans, was the leading ground gainer in the effort against Palmer. . VIC KIRKLAND--The end hauled in three and turned in a against Teague. .DAVID AR Trinidad, line last week put forth a good strong defensive play. Ever wonder Indian Well Knight gives "I don't even TV. "If I had the choice game or two mice I'd watch the mice - was fuzzy." Despite going publicized, bitter husband Pete, has to give Charley credit: "After all, he college,and the only is the "Pete Rose StoRY.