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!fill L4--The Mah~off News, Thursday, Nov. 5, INI Weleome baek exes! Tiger foes remain the same g ennY P'cJec " It was a strange week, to say the least. And it ap- propriately~came to an end on Halloween Eve. Before we sort out what happened to the Tigers in Palestine and look at their very slim chances at sharing the District ISAAA crown, let's take a look hack. It began around midnight on Satur- day before the game with Westwood when a vehicle loaded with three var- sity Tigers, one jayvee player, a majorette and the Tiger mascot failed to negotiate a wicked curve on the Star Harbor highway and crashed into a nearby ditch. When the injuries were totaled, Margaret Costlow suffered a spinal injury and paralysis, hack-up quarterback a .broken jaw, lineman Cary Jackson a dash to the arm, fullback Billy Whiteley severe leg and shoulder discomfort, Lane Speake a broken nose and Shelia Reid a dislocated tooth. But, it did not end there. Shortly after Thursday afternoon's practice, starting safety James Mastin was involved in an auto accident as his vehicle was ram- med from behind by a car traveling at a speed near 60 miles per hour. Mastin, hospitalized for bumps and bruises, was forced to miss the game with Westwood. Shelton also missed the game and is lost for the season. And if all of this was not enough, the rains came. Oh, did the rains come. Shortly after the pep rally concluded and as the Tigers hoarded the bus for the trip to Palestine, the heavens opened and a week filled with beautiful fall weather began to deteriorate. While Friday night's rainfall and Wee,wood's 16-9 victory did not totally wash away the Tigers' title hopes, it did dampen them somewhat. The Tigers now need an outbreak of miracles to gain a share of the crown. What's got to happen? Westwood has to defeat league-leading Crockett tomorrow night and the Tigers must do like-wise to Fairfield. 'Next, Rusk would have to down the Panthers on the season's final Friday, while the Tigers are beating Crockett. If all this happens then you are looking at the possibility of a three or four-way tie for the marbles. If Crockett wins tomorrow night the title is theirs. And as complicated and silly as it sounds, don't laugh. Stranger things have happened. Realistically, though, it's improbable the need scenario will unfold, but as long as there is hope there is reason to play. Please pay at- tention Tigers. First, please keep in mind as low and dejected as you may feel two games remain on the schedule and who knows what will ha ppen in those two weeks. Play your cards against Fairfield as if the title is on the line and perhaps it will be the final week against Crockett. You know that Westwood is cavable of beating Crockett and that Rusk is capable of doing the same to Westwood. In other words, don't turn out the lights, the party is definitely not over. Something the local gridsters have to guard against this week is a human- natured letdown. Hopefully, the possibility of the tie for the crown will serve as motivation If not there's the fear of watching an impressive season that could end at 8-2 turn into a 6-4 reading. Sometimes fear is the best motivation for an athlete. Let's hope so. What the Tigers must also remember as they prepare for Fairfield is that the Eagles, too, cling to the hopes of the needed scenario unfolding. And despite being blanked in their first two 18AAA outings, the Eagles did knock off the same Rusk team last week that defeated the Tigers 26-6 a few weeks back. Need I say more? Kick-off for the 1981 Homecoming battle with Fairfield is set for 7:30 p.m. and hopefully Tiger fans who have set- tied into their typical "fair weather" groove will pack Tiger Stadium with enthusiastic support. The Tigers, more than ever before, need your support. I'll be there. Will you? District IIAM $tndlnp Teem W L T P$ PA Crodutt (5-3} .... 3 0 0 73 28 Wee,mad {3-5)... 2 1 0 67 22 Mdakelf (I.2).... 1 2 0 ~ 42 By BENNY ROGERS The Tigers will continue to keep com- pany with their current district op- ponents the University Interscholastic Rm (4.4) ....... 1 2 53 52 announced Monday morning in Austin. T,~m {24) ..... I 2 0 20 41 The league's bi-annual district re- alignments, which were not as drastic Faiffi~d (3-4-I)... I 2 0 14 62 as most thought they would be, will be This Week's Games in effect for the 1982-83 and 1983-84 Fairfield at Malakoff school years. Crockett at Westwood The UIL's decision to keep the Tigers Rusk at Teague in the present district with Fairfield, PREDICTION TIME Rusk, Westwood, Crockett and Teague In the Tigers' battle with Fairfieldcame as a complete surprise to Tiger tomorrow night look for the senior- boss Dale Norris. The flrst-year MHS laden squad to overcome the setback to coach stated that he was "shocked and Westwood and the event-filled week of not happy" with the announcement. Homecoming festivities. Look for the Tiger fans will have to adjust to one team that jumps on top first to coast to minor change, however, as Tigers an easy win. It's been a long time since change district numbers, going from the Tigers have jumped. Better late 18AAAto 17AAA. than never: Malakoff20-Fairfield 7. With the lack of change, the Tigers In the other two 18AAA tilts the will continue to play five non.district question here is, do you take who you and five district games format. Very hope will win or who you think will win. tentative plans call for the Tigers to For the Tigers' sakes let's hope West- play Kerens, Brownshoro, Mahank, wood beats Crockett and Teague downs Winnsboro and Red Oak during the pre- Rusk. Ignoring my Sideline Surveys season next year. Norris hopes to selections: Wee,wood 15 - Crockett 7 finalize the schedule within the week. and Teague 12- Rusk 7. The Trinidad Trojans and Cross Reads Bobcats will also be amidst familiar company, with a few variations. Included in what will be JERRY KEITH STANFIELD made the stop on a Cayuga running back in Friday night's game in Trinidad. The Trojans lost to the state-ranked Wildcats by a score of 66-0. Other Trojans pictured are Mark Thompson (75) and Jimmy Carter (33). (Staff photo by Ann Rounsavall) Gedyce wins Roberds ,LBond Gedyce Roberds is the winner of a $.50 Savings Bond as a result of last week's Malakoff News football contest with 10 misses. Close behind Mrs, Roberds was Jan Phillips with 11 misses and Leone Lewis with 12, Letha Moore, B. C. Hayes and Sheila Johnson each missed 13, while Debbie Ramsey, Dana Wilson, Velma Nokes, C. O, Phillips and Mandy Rogers missed 14 each. Gaylon Johnson, Don McCool, Walter Roberds, Phyliss Ramsey and Ramsay Roberds, Phyliss Ramsey and Raymond Ramsay missed 15 each. Lost of people think there should be a black head coach in rite NFL. Former Colts tight end 3ohn Mackey agrees, saying: "I look at all the coaches in the game today, and think there's no reason why a black coach can't lose, too." Russell Tarver Offensive Back joe Campana Offensive Lineman Ron Denis Defensive Back Ron Speed Defensive Lineman By STEVE BRIGANCE TRINIDAD -- The powerhouse Cayuga Wildcats rolled to a 66-0 victory over the winless Trin/dad Trojans here Friday ulght. A 10 yard return by Cayuga's Jhnmy Davis after the opening kickoff put the Wildcats on the 50 yard line. Two runs by Melvin Shead gave the Wildcats a called District IIA with the Trojans and Bobcats will be Aquilla, Martins Mill, Cayuga, Coolidge, Mildred, Dawson, Frost, Italy, Leon, Oakwood, SotWry- Resser and Wortham. Coaches and Superintendents of the large loop were scheduled to meet Wednesday night to determine what format the district will use. Early speculations called for the league to play a lO-game district schedule. Here are the district alignments for area schools. 17AAA Malakoff Fairfield Rusk Westwoed Crockett Teague IIA Trinidad Cross Roads Aqulila Martins Mill Cayuga Coolidge Mildred Dawson Frost Italy Leon Oakwood Scurry.Basset War,ham 8AAAA Athens Chapel Hlll Carthage Kilgore Henderson Jacksonville Palestine 12AAA Mabank Van Kemp Wills Point Quinlan Mineol~ c.to Kaufman 15AA Kerens Eustace Crandall Ferrls Forney ,,. Nevada CommU U Palmer Royse City 9 out for the score with 4:04 on the dock. A pass to Duncan gave the Wildcats a 14-0 load over the Trojans. After an unsuccessful drive, Trinidad punted and Cayuga took pensemi on the Trojan 20, Duncan zipped into the end zone from there for the touchdown. The kick after failed and the Trojans were down 20-0 with 1:01 remaining in The Trojans couldn't the ball after the ensu/ng hall rolled hack into the was cla/med by Jenkins for six points. wu good and with 8:18 left in With 1:29 left on the kicked a 20 yard field the score 3S-0 al first down on the Trojan 39. A 25 yard the first period. The most productive Trojans occured early run by Alan Duncan put the bail 14 Cayuga took possession on Trinldad's half. Alan ldvingaton t yards from the end zone. On third 45 after a 20 yard punt by Carter. yard line for eight yar~ down, an 11 yard run by Duncan put Stephen McCrary ran for 17 yards to kept the ball to gain two Cayuga on the scoreboard, The extra- put the Wildcats on the 18. A pmmlty the Trojans a first do point attempt failed and the Wlldacats brought Cayuga 15 yards hack. A led 6.0 with 8 : 351eft in the quarter, couple of plays later a yard pam toSeveral runs proved A punt by Jimmy Carter put Cayuga the on the Trojan 35. Yancy Price was Duncan put six more marks up for the though. A given the hall by quarterback Billy Wildcats with 8 : left in the half. Anm Duncan and ran for 20 yards. Four by Rod Pickle was suecossful and the givonasecondehance plays later Duncan ran from 16 yards Wildcats were ahead M-0. Carter then took the down the sideline for 39 the Trojans 4' Ann Rounsavall THESE STUDENTS AND TEACHERS participated in Hat Day Council. (Staff photo by Lorj Ca Ila way) This last week as a Spirit Building Day sponsored by the 8thdtmt Week's Games Tom ~'inley Bayior at Arkansas Texas at Houston 'Clen~on at North Carolina Miam! !F.le) at Florida St. Geoqpa Tech at Notre Dame Georaia at Florida A,an~ at San Franci~o" Cleveland et Denver Tampa' Bay at Minnesota NY Giants at Green Bay ' Miami at New Enlllend New Orleans at Los Angeles Averages Last Week: 16,9 Last Week: 12-13 144-79-2 Overall: 123-100-2------ Fairfield at Malakof! 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