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2015 Friday, November 27, 2015 - The"News - Page 1B qua com Special to The News ATHENS-Four Trinity Valley Community College (TVCC) cheerleaders have qualified to partici- pate at the UCA Collegiate Partner Stunts in January. In competition with cheerleaders from two- year and four-year colleges nationwide, Sabrina Garcia and T.J. Ollison placed fifth and first-time competitors Alicia Sicz and Jeremy Seiver placed ninth. The TVCC four were the only junior college competitors placing in the top 10. "It really is something special to be able to qualify for partner stunts. College cheerleaders, especially here at TVCC, put in a lot of hours," Coach Khris Franklin said. "Practice, workouts, supporting our athletic COURTESY PHOTO AT LEFT: TVCC Cheerleaders Sabrina Garcia and T.J. allison placed fifth against two- and four-year colleges nationwide. teams and community in- volvement take up about 20 hours a week from each member of the team,, she added. "In order to create a qualifying video, Sabrina, Alicia, TJ, and Jeremy have to put in an additional 5-10 hours a week on their own time. And for both couples to qualify Top 10 and one couple making Top 5, it really is a testament to their hard work and com- mitment. With the efforts of previous coaches, alumni, my third year ath- letes, the sophomore class, and the incoming rookie class, I have been blessed to get to work with some of the best cheerleading athletes I've seen in my al- most twenty years of col- lege cheerleading," Franklin said. COURTESY PHOTO AT RIGHT: TVCC Alicia Sicz and Jeremy Seiver place ninth. Both teams qualify to participate in the UCA Collegiate Partner Stunts in January 2016. lge 1 art by Bragg it col- prop- o the ,rding rcent- evied nt for 7 per- 3, and year nding "The tts tre- , fforts ounty trict, i Tax ', and Bragg roved mt of mmu- ,fAth- Its 15 for )rove tivity he re- being eralE- fman- stricts endi- 3nnec- arour ' said brdina- e're 150 ~ccess die no redes- ~o" A metal roof from Metal Mart means: SAFETY- STRENGTH - RELIABILIW More dependable in bad weather than a traditional roofl By Ryan Moulds The News Correspondent ENNIS- The Athens Homet's season came to an end at the hand of the Kennedale Wildcats by a score of 47-26. It was the second year inn row that the Wildcats beat Athens in the playoffs after last season's 30-26 victory. Athens started the scor- ing after both teams punted on their opening drives. The Hornets marched down the field behind star senior run- ning back Logan Fuller who eventually broke free for a 15-yard touchdown run. After a missed extra 1710 W. Main, Gun Barrel City Wed. & Thur. 6:45 Friday 6:45 & 9:15 Saturday 6:45 & 9:15 Sunday 4:o0 GBC 8806 Foundatio~ Inc. #17109898761 Gray Ghosts, Inc #17527853463 point Athens had a 6-0 lead. After forcing a punt by Kennedale, the Hornets went on a long 18-play scoring drive that took over ten minutes of game time offthe clock. Fuller carried the ball on 16 of the plays including the last when he went in from 3-yards out for the touch- down. The extra point kick from Oscar Rios was good and put Athens Up 13-0 with 1:47 left before half- time. The Wildcats put a drive together right before half- time but they came up short on a 3%yard field goal as time expired. Kennedale got the ball back to start the second half and finally got going on offense. Dailyn Wells scored on a 48-yard touch- down eight seconds into the half to make it a 13-7 game. Athens punted the ball away and the Wildcats scored another touchdown on a 56-yard touchdown run by quarterback Kaiser McGlothenl The extra point gave the Wildcats their first lead with 8:55 left in the third quarter. Athens responded with another long drive that was capped offwith an 11-yard touchdown scamper by Top Game Paid Out in October Non Smoking quarterback Brandon Boyd on fourth and three. The extra point was blocked leaving it a 19-14 game go- ing into the fourth quarter. Kennedale blew the game open in the fourth quarter. It started with a 3- yard touchdown run by DJ Kirvin with 10:44 left to put the Wildcats up 22--19. They would score again on their next possession with a 56-yard score by Wells to extend the Kennedale lead with 9:11 left. Kirvin scored his second touchdown of the night a short time later from 33- yards out to give the Wild- cats a 33-19 lead. Athens would make it a one score game again on their next drive. Boyd and Fuller got Athens down the field in a hurry and Fuller scored his final touchdown from 10-yards away to cut the lead to 33-26 with 4:34 left in the game. Kennedale scored two touchdowns in the last four minutes on 73 and 37-yard runs by Wells to make the final score 47-26. "I am proud of my guys and they played hard," said Athens coach Paul Essary. "They did everything that we asked of them but to- night the Kennedale Wild- cats were better than the Athens Hornets." Fuller finished the night with 45 carries for 227 yards and three touch- downs. Wells had 16 car- ries for 289 yards and four touchdowns for the Wild- cats. The Hornets finish the season 8-4 while the Wild- cats improve to 12-0 and will face Argyle in the next round. l+