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6A--The Malakof News, Thursday, Nov. 3, 1983 I . By BENNY ROGERS The Fairfield Eagles clinched a playof berth here Friday night with a 17-0 spanking of the Malakoff Tigers. Fairfield raised its District 17-AAA record to 3-I and assured the Eagles of no worse than the district's runner-up Gallegos, did a number on the Tigers' late in the second quarter was the MI-IS slot. The Eagles, 7-2 on the year, are offense. The Tigers were limited to just 37. The Tigers were just never to take currently tied with Rusk for second 71 yards rushing and 20 passing, advantage of the precious real estate. place in the loop, but FHS owns a 15-10 Malakoff's almost non-existant of- The Tiger defense kept the Eagle over Rusk, a 20-0 winner over Teague, fense was led by quarterback Danny from scoring in the closing seconds of and would advance into the playoffs Wilson, who had 30 yards on 19 carries, the half aRer FHS had driven inside the should the two teams finish tied. Five other Tiger backs, including Scott Tiger five-yard line. Bart Ray, Marty Crockett continued to set the pace in Clendening who saw limited action with Wilson, Todd Locke, John Tanner and 17-AAA Friday night with a 51-6an injury, combined for 41 yards. Lee came up with big plays to thwart thrashing of Westwood. Crockett edged Williams put the Eagles in the lead the drive. the Eagles, 19-18, in the district opener for good with 6:09 left in the opening four weeks ago. quarter, taking a pitch from Mack and Wilson was responsible for ending the The Tigers slipped to 1-3 in district sprinting 28 yards down the sideline, drive, crashing over the Fairfield play with the loss. Malakoff owns a 2-6-1 Mack was responsible for the score, center to sack Mack for a one-yard loss season worksheet, pitching to the trailing Williams at the as the buzzer sounded. It was the combined running efforts last possible moment. After forcing a Tiger punt, the Eagles of FHS' Willie McElroy, Jerry Williams DeWayne Letney shoed the PAT tomarched 65 yards in eight plays for a and Dereak Mack and the play ofgive the Eagles a 7-0advantage.score on their first possession of the Fairfield's no-nonsense defense that Williams' scoring scamper was the second half. McElroy rambled 35 yards spelled defeat for the Tigers. first budge by either defensive unit. The on the first play to move the Eagles to McElroy paced Fairfield's ofensive Tiger defense, led by Randy Lee, Joe the Malakoff30. attack with 114 yards on 19 and carries Hernandez, Marty Wilson and Todd Seven plays later McElroy took a and one touchdown. Mack finished with Locke, kept Fairfield contained in the Mack pitch-out and followed a block by 85 steps on 18 assignments and early going. Wendell Whiteside into the end zone Williams totaled 69 on 11 tries. Williams It was the play of the MHS defense from 11 yards out. Letney's PAT was also had one touchdown, that presented the Tigers with good true, putting FHS on top, 14-0, with 6:04 Fairfield's defense, led by the play of field position in the opening quarter, left in the third quarter. Troy Jones, Thomas Gaskey and John Malakof's poorest field position until The Tiger offense continued to struggle and were forced to try to sacked six tlmes while trylng to ~P~_'~ friendly skies for yardage. Fairfleld's Letney added the flnlshlng tou .c~,. pass defense proved equally as stingy, the Fairfield win with 3:38 re ~n~vv~ The Tigers were unable to complete a splitting the uprights with a ~'Y pass in the second half and Wilson was field goal. GAME AT A GLANCE Falrfleld v41dldl ,-- .! First Downs ............................................... 16 ....... ::~ Rushing Yardage .......................................... 268 ..... ,.. j Passing Yardage .......................................... 52...,' ..... Total Yardage ........................................... 320'" "" ";'''"'"" Passes Attempted ............... ~ .......................... 8 Passes Completed .......................................... 3 .......... Interceptions By 3 ..... '_'-o Punts/Average ........................................ 3/32.5 ..... g/0 Fumbles/Lost 4/1 ....... ",A Penalties/Yards .......................................... 7/55 ....... SCORE BY QUARTERS .. 7 0 7 ~-.17 Fairfield ................................................ Malakoff 0 0 0 0--0 THE On Sports By Benny Rogers MAKING ROOM--TIger quarterback Danny Wilson (12) watched while fullback Todd Locke (40) cleared the way against a Fairfield defender Friday night. The Eagles blanked the Tigers, 17-0, tO clinch a berth in the playoffs. Watching Wilson and Locke in the background are teammates Jlmbo Harris (84), Joe Hernandez (55) and Jeff Splvey (72). The Tigers (24-I) travel to Crockett Friday night to close the season and bid farewell to District 17-AAA. (Staff photo by Dean Loper) AAA to AA: A step in the right direction Saturday, October 29, 1983... A few years from now we may look back and remember that date as the day it all turned around for the athletic program at Malakoff High School. _ ,~,ot the Saturday's announcement by the University Interscholastic League u.-" to I l I s d in e rs was music oca schooystem woul compete Class AA the next two y a . __,,,,.~It~ the ears of the MHS coaching staff. Finally, after four years impnSOnn~e!' ,~,ir the b/g boys, the Tigers will get an opportun/ty to compete with opponen~ ""- own size ..... ifl~ , 1 dl'oPv'7 If you re not close to the MHS athletic program you probably f~ --~. from AAA to AA is a step backwards. It's not. It's a chance. A chance rn ~f~ti .~ If you are close to the MHS athletic program you know that the recls~_..~Uon's announcement is an answer to a lot of prayers. You know what the s~ i~ve been the last four years and the uphill battle our coaches and ptay~,- fought. You .know now they'll be able to battle on even terms ..... ~ t~ The Tigers move to Class AA and District 15-AA in particular. ~.m".J',,tffj~,.17- Tigers will no longer be the smallest kid on the block, as is the case m I)ts~.at~ a AAA. In 15-AA the Tigers will be the largest school I~y some 67 studentS, wu.-- ~ change, isn't it ? ~..In Just because the Tigers will be the big kid on the block for two years be~=ic~ with the 1984-85 school ear doesn't mean its ~oin~ to be cakewalks to a~-n Y .. .. W,,~. titles. Hardly. But there again, the bottom line is they'll have a chance are now within a touchdown pass of their district foes. -cb D61e 7. Plans are already being made for next year's football wars. Tiger c'0~__~xi~ 1 Norris has schedule five Class AAA teams for the Tigers to battle in n~L'~O. Ii i play. A move that will have the Tigers sharp by the time district p!ay..,~ o/~h~ you'll remember it's been a weak non-district slate that's hurt goo~ ~'- of the past. _ ~ _.,~, Fair" r i i Week [Nrris has the Tigers scheduled t play Cantn' Brwnsbr' ct Scn~" ct field and Kemp in non-district play next year -- a healthy non-distri ~ Di~,i So Friday night the Tigers frill say good-bye to Crockett's Bulldogs an.a ,..,e~U. Th -' By BENNY ROGERS , District 17-AAA championship with a tack is led by tailback Charles Burns. 17-AAA. It's a relationship that had its bright moments and its disaPPl~m' . Bulldogsne Tlgersandbid Districtfarewell tol7.AAACrockettinS The Bulldogs are 4-0 in loop play.51-6 whipping of Westwood last week. Burns,b~m thean all-starkey tohUrdlercrockett'sin traCk,offense,has The following players were It's a relationship that we'll be glad to end ..... Crockett Friday night as the 1983 After coming from behind to nip Fair- which has rolled up 195 points selected by the MHS coaching But maybe breaking up real|y is hard to do. Crockett coach Monw,,~er . , , , , ' _"""s~'sn c!~YSaGamet~mels~7"~3p'm; yme nnouncement ~zuraa ~un ogs av neenu zoucname, fieldd19"- 18'hinethe !ooPnpener" "the h2uir:sbiSjOri~:/ba~ t~t;~:~S~re staff as the top players against called Norris Saturday morning wanting to play'the Tigers in the sea~:'~-~ Fairfield Friday night, year. Can you ~,~agine playing Crockett,,Friday night and the~,,a~ taatte onthe local school system will cam- Crockett also owns 17-AAA wins over Jam,'- ...... ~ Zo---, ........... no,! z~,,,~o o,~ tirst game next year . 8ytheway, Norris said, thanks, but no thanks. pe the Class AA level the next two Rusk (28-7) and Teague (37-0). Wa"-'e Coleman Folmar has done a ' : ~ The move from Class AAA to AA a step backwards? No way. sch~l years, Friday night will mark Fairfield's 17-0 win over the Tigers ~l~ob re-l*,,~-~ ,n ,tt~ ,,,,o,.t~,. me final time the Tigers face Coach Friday night assured the Eagles of the :ok Bat: /O- roc .tt S ~onte Driskill's Bulldogs. district's second playoff slot. The U'~versit"~v~ of-~Iouston'" v--., ....... The Tigers' much-welcomed drop to a Eagles are 3-I, which is one game bet- .. . ~, . . ". lower classification is a Catch-22 ter than Rusk (2-2). t:rocxett s aelense has not taken a _~_ _~ ~ .... -I s!tustion. The Tigers can play in a AA The Tigers face a tongh task in back seat to anyone. The ~ have, -~ ~ TIGER ST~T B0~RD restrict next year but their final game Houston County Friday night. Or- allowen o.my 79 potato. C HS' defense, m m a AAA district must be against dinarily for one team to be successful Len Dy llnevacger mcnaro uunnels, Jim ~rockett. against another it must shut down one uowell and Jay ~rfffin. INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Crockett, 8-1 on the year, clinched the phase or player of the opposing team. Since the Tigers and Bulldogs were (After S Games ) , ~- ,,,,,, , ,,,,, ~ ,,,, .~ Such is not the case with Crockett. The placed in the same district in 1960 the RUSHING " ~I) ~. I ,-~. :~.: ...... : ....-~... ~.~.~ r~-.~.~ II Bulldogs are loaded--again, season-ending game has always Player Yards Rushes Average Longest ~ | ~~~ | Crockett can come at you in so many resulted in a shut-out. After loslng to ScottClendening ....... 538 95 5.6 SO , | - ~ ...................... .--- .... | directions with so many. different MILS, 3-0, the first year, the Bulldogs Todd Locke ............ 297 81 36 14 1 | ~- || players. Crockett's potent offensive at- own 14-0 and 44-0 wins. DannyMalty W/lsOnwflson .......... .......... 354142 6180 4'1117 2,512 04 I I MjHS wins two games JohnClary ............. 102 17 6.0 51 ~ Phil Dulaney ............ 63 32 " 1.9 17 Daren Scholfield ......... 0 1 0 0 0 u | ~ : ' " ~'' '~ | Malakof's jim/or high football teams scored on a 58-yard dash and Slaton Clffford Brent ........... -2 2 -1"0 0 I1 I ~ " "I '' ~ I paced action on the Junior action last had a pair of two-point conversion runs. TOTALS 1355 37~ 3~5 8# | ~ ' ~ | week, recording a pair of victories over Other standout performers for the RECEIVING Y0'.~ | ~~ " - ~ -~ -.J l Fairfield. Tigers were Scott Sco]field, Ty Fan'eli Defensive Back . Player Yards R'epts. Average Longest ~. | 1 The MJHS seventh grade Tigers and Steve Gregory. Scott Clendening ....... 135 9 15.0 57 ~ | | remained unbeaten in district play with Cederick Manning scored from one- i~ " t ~ Dennis Flowers ......... 69 6 11.5 16 1 1 a convincing ~ win. The Tiger eighth yard out and Freddie Vowell added the ~:= : .... ~ "~ ----,.--,.I JohnClary .............. s lO. : | Most Powerful Way Ever For SECONDARY HOME [ graaers r.ecoraed their secona con- two-point conversion to give the eighth Jimbe Harris 35 1 35.0 35 u I OWNtRS, lo Stand "Eight Feel Talr' Is With l i sec uuyewm, .u.~. - ..... gradarsall they needed for an B-6 win. ~. Marty Wilson ........... 31 2 15.5 20 OUR PACKAGE P ' ' m omer acuon Tnttrsaay night v'ait- OLICY, Prov~d,ng MAXIMUM Standouts for the Tigers were Mickey I .e,d d=,,,-- ,.,n. ,o =e ' i~ n ~i, Taloert, ttooert Jones, l~ennetn = ~_~.eetilt,26-8, a dwasa30-Gvicto .................... thefrmh hattie Jammon, wuae ~m~m, unman e'arrou Todd Locke ............. 13 2 8.5 8 ........... I ~ ' ~ Phil Vulaney ............. 7 1 7.0 7 | | Clyde Dowell scored two touchdowns and M~tchel Riddle. [ , ~ : ~ " =..~=:i~I| and pa, ssed for another in the seventh Tonight's (Thursday) schedule finds TOTALS 4~ 3Z 13.4 $I ,- l [ . . : ._~ _ /'~I [ grade s victory. Dowell scored on runs the seventh grade (6-2), eighth grade ~ ~ -- ~ PAg$1NG , TI~ [ [" " " ,, . -f ~ 1 of 78 and 52 yards and hit Steve Sparks (3-5) and freshman (4-5) at home Player Yards AttemptsCamp's Int s. -- 1 V 1 [, ~ " '' , ~ I for a 22-yard scoring pass. against Crockett beginning at 4:30 p.m. DannyWllson .......... 429 81 32 1 s l '~--~ ........ .._ .i~ \ \.. 'i' l Casey Henderson~ a~yandn~,,~Rodney Slaton The junlor~m~V| ~vanity (0-7) has concluded ~ i 2~ i Scott Clendening ......... 0 1 0 ~ --" ...... also scored for the Tigers. Henderson the season. Daron Scholfle]d ......... 0 I 0 v TOTAL8 429 63 32 11 J,,, , ,, ,,,, PUNTING . .Md;~ I RENT TO O%VN I Player Yards Punts Average Louget~ , f I # f = = i Michael Riddle ........ 1572 47 32,4 e~ T=lavl$1,en, innllafl~. Kyle Summerhfll ........ 57 2 28.5 TOTAIA I~ 49 33.2 ~" ~,~ Only Player Points TD's FG's PAT s 0 DANNY WIL~ON Scott Clendening ........ 30 S 0 0 t T FIRST YI:I : --- ~, Offensive Back Danny Wilson ........... 24 4 0 ~ # " ......... ~ / ........ ~*;~i~,Z ,," ................. Kyle SummerhiU ........ 15 0 3 0 0 EEK --- ~,--~-~: ~ .... Todd Locke ............. 12 2 0 0 O ~'ii,~-.,,,-,,-*,-= Michael Rld(Qe ........... 6 1 0 ,, , " Marty Wilson ............ 6 1 0 TOTAL8 95 13 3 " I .... ]" ""-- .......................................... _ * NO CREDIT * IMMEDIATE I -" T ....... ......... I CHECK DELIVERY '" I O = iJ~iil~c~;i| | Ave. Per Game".'.'.'.'.'. ~'. ~'."." ~'" .................. ~** ~ ". ". ". '.'. "/~5.5 NOLONG Passing Yards ............................................. ,,, .. ,~. I ......... " I T'ERM -k SERVICE 8 DELIVERY Ave. Per Game ............................................ ~-~ ~$ I OBLIGATION INCLUDED i .., I Total Ym. ............................................... I Ave. Gain P~ Play ...................................... ""-;- :-./If _ ~ 3~/S3/" ~"..;v PImltil/Ym l/ ........................................ I FURNITII@Ig . TV . annt iai V (FORMERLY Pumts/Ave ............................................. 49/33.z l (FORMERLY COLORWoRLD) R NDS YOU KNOW & TRUST I JOE HERNANDEZ OppommU 25 14 41 I HWY. 85 WEST * GUN BARREL PanasnJcoQuasaroSharp I DefenslveLiaeman I "RCA .GE I t / or 4|65. Palestine o675-|666 A,hens I those titles. Theydon't now. psl~er, Next year the Tigers will line-up on against Kerens, Blooming Grove, "~"7 Eustace and Crandall. Going into Friday night the records of those .te~,~dall ~erens (7-1-1), Blooming Grove (6-3), Palmer (3-6), Eustace (3-6) ann ~=' (7-2). Pretty impressive, hugh ? ~ iS Another positive aspect to the change of classes and districts is the d~r Tigers travel. No longer will there be those long trips to Crockett and Rusk. Tl~e