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Page 9 - The News I I I Sports J l ill I I I Friday, November 7, 2014 I I I I II I 2 The News Staff Reports CRANDALL-The Ath- ens Hornets kept the points rolling in Oct. 31 when they crushed district opponent Crandall, guaranteeing themselves a spot in the playoff. The 55-15 win brings the Hornets to 6-3 overall and 3-1 in District 8-4A, Divi- sion I play. AHS wraps up the regular season Friday night with senior night at Bruce Field. Kickoff for the game against Wills Point is set for 7:30 p.m. The Hornets were led in rushing by jumor Travon Fuller as he finished 120 yards, followed by Devin Hall with 118 yards. On the opening posses- sion of the game, Athens linebacker Tim Tanner grabbed an interception from Crandall quarterback Thomas Lunstbrd. The Hornets went to work and Travon Fuller ran h! s first touchdown of the game on a 17-yard run with 10:17 remaining in the opening quarter. On the next Athens se- ries, Chad Head found Travon Fuller for his sec- ond touchdown with a 37- yards pass for the 14-0 lead with 8:12 remaining. Devin Hall ran in the two-point conversion. Crandall cut into the deficit with a 76-yard touchdown drive. Michael Dearman scored on a two- yard touchdown with 3:19 remaining in the opening quarter. Dearman found Jordan Bryant for thetwo- point conversion to cut the deficit to 14-8. Following an onside kick attempt by the Pirates, Hall found a seam and went 55-yards down to the Crandall two-yard line. On the next play, junior Logan Fuller cashed in with the touchdown for the 21-8 lead with 2:57 remaining in the opening quarter. In the second quarter, Logan Fuller scored his second touchdown of the game with a two-y/ird plunge with 8:30 remain- ing. Tim Tanner recorded his second interception of the game to set the Hornets up in great field position as Logan Fuller cashed in with his third touchdown on a one-yard touchdown with 6:32 remaining in the opening half. Logan Fuller scored his third touchdown of the first half on a one-yard plunge to give the Hornets a 42-8 lead with 4:16 remaining in the opening half. The Pirates duo of Bryant and Dearman con- nected once again as Crandall headed into the locker room down 42-15. Other Athens scores in- clude a nine-yard run by Hall in the third quarter, an 87-yard run by Logan Fuller in the fourth and 34- yard run by Chris Prox in the fourth quarter. Logan Fuller finished the game with 14 carries for 93 yards, while senior quarterback Chad Head was 2-for-3 passing for 47 yards. I I en THE NEWS PHOTOIERIK WALSH Head Volleyball Coach Crystal Langley gives the Athens Lady Hornets a pep talk during their three set loss to Van, Nov. 3. The Lady Hornets volleyball season came to a close after the No. 29-ranked Van Lady Vandals swept Ati ens by scores of 25-8, 25-6 and 25-18 in the bi-district round of the Cl ts s,4A playoffs. Van improved to 32-9 and will face Gilmer in the area round Nov. 6. With the loss, coach Crystal Langley's squad ended the year with an 8-19 record. The News Staff Reports KEMP-The Malakoff Tigers dominated the Kemp Yellowjackets to the tune of 63-0 Friday night to main- tain a hold on second place in District 11-3A play Fri- day night. With the win, coach Jamie Driskell's team is now 8-1 overall with the regular season finale Fri- day night against the Eus- tace Bulldogs. Malakoff opened the scoring with a one-yard touchdown pass from Stephan Wolfe to Q.T. Barker. The Tigers then had an interception by Tyler Russell for a 20-yard touchdown. Barker recorded his see- offd' touchdown reception on a one-yard catch before Marcus Dowell gave Malakoff a 28-0 lead in the D ers win Playoff Fan Bus to operate On Friday, Nov. 14, the MalakoffTigers will play a playoff game in Carthage. Malakoff ISD will be running a Fan Bus for anyone who needs a ride to the game. The cost will be $5 per person, payable when they sign up to ride. The bus will depart MalakoffHigh School at 4 pro. Sign up at Malakoff High School with Mandy Burkhalter, Athletic Secre- tary. DEADLINE is Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 3 pm. Need a minimum of 25 people to make. Call Mandy Burkhalter at MHS 903-489-1527 ext 846 for questions. first quarter with a three- Dowell had a 40-yard yard touchdown, touchdown run. A.J. Cook The Tigers had a punt then had a seven-yard return for a touchdown touchdown run in the third ! and Dowel[ .6rt U@ffrd q /Ri te.r. Malakoff touchdown In the ' e dnd ........ . . wf !p ed up the scorin g quarter for the 42-0 lead with a seven-yard touch- at the half. down run by Trevor Mar- 111 the third quarter tin. I I 1 The News Staff Reports The No. 1-ranked Trin- ity Valley Community Col- lege Cardinals rolled through another opponent when they eliminated the Kilgore College Rangers, 55-35, in the opening round of the Southwest Junior College Football Confer- ence playoffs Saturday. With the win brings the Cardinals to 10-0. Now they prepare for the Tyler Junior College Apaches Saturday after- noon m the Southwest Jun- ior College Football Confer- ence championship game. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. at Bruce Field. TVCCwon the season opener over TJC, 59-45, at Bruce Field. With quarterback Kyle Postma out with an injury, Jerod Evans stepped in and tied a school record for passing touchdowns in a game. The record was held by Eddie Valdez and Postma. as Evans finished 23-of-32 for 311 yards and six touchdowns. He ran for one more touchdown. In the first half, Evans had touchdowns to Andre Wilson for three yards, Ricardo Barnett for 14 yards, Luis Lopez for 65 yards, Jarvis Baxter for 20 yards and Wilson for 45 yards. His rushing touch- down came from 44-yards out with 8:41 remaining in the first half. The Cardinals opening touchdown came on a nine 79-yard kickoff return as Jomal Wiltz was tackled at the Kilgore two-yard line. In the second half, the Cardinals had a 10-yard pass from Evans to Barnett, a 20-yard field goal from Leo Peralta and a 26-yard field goal with 4:30 remain- ing in the game. The Rangers trailed 21- 14 after a 36-yard touch- down from Javelle Allen to Patrick Brown. With 8:17 remaining in the ball game, Kilgore's Averion Hurts found the end zone on a three-yard run for the 52-21 deficit. Kilgore would score 14 unanswered points in a one minute and nine second stretch to cut into the deft- cit. Hurts ran in a four-yard touchdown with 1:31 re- maining and then with 22 seconds remaining, Cliff Burton ran in a two-yard touchdown for the 55-35 finale. Defensively, Jamal Jones led the team with 12 tackles, while Davonte McMillian had 10 tackles and two fumble recover- ies. 9 Accepts $4K fine, 80 hours community service MONTGOMERY COUNTY-NFL star and Palestine native Adrian Peterson pleaded no con- test Tuesday in a Texas court to one count of mis- demeanor reckless assault, avoiding jail time for whip- ping one of his children. Peterson appeared in a Montgomery County court in Conroe after prosecutors and his attorneys reached a plea deal. Judge Kelly Case agreed to the terms. Peterson was sentenced to two years of probation, a $4,000 fine and 80 hours of community service, half of which will be taken care of by a public service an- nouncement. He also will take parenting classes. Peterson gave a brief statement outside the courthouse. "I truly regret this inci- dent," he said. "I stand here Peterson and I take full responsibil- ity for my actions. I love my son more than any one of you can even imagine." He didn't address a question about when he will return to the NFL. "We will review the mat- ter, including the court record, and then make a deterrnination on his status. We cannot provide a time- table," NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said. Peterson's attorney, Rusty Hardin, called the pleadeal "fair and just." Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Li- gon said Peterson wasn't treated any differently be- cause his status as a top NFL player. Peterson signed a seven- year contract worth more than $ 100 million in 2011 and is considered one of the NFL's best running backs. He left the Vikings in Sep- tember after the team de- activated, then activated and then deactivated him again. tte was accused in Texas of whipping his 4- year-old son with a "switch," or slender tree branch, and had originally been charged with felony child abuse. He faced up to two years in prison and a fine. I