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Nov. 27, 1997
Hanna's premier season ends with loss
ODESSA - The premier season for Head Coach Larry Hanna came
to an end Saturday night, Nov. 22, under the lights at
Ratliff Stadium with a 35-21 loss to the Seminole Indians in
the area round of the playoffs. Hanna and his Loboes ended
their 1993 season 9-3 overall and unbeaten in District 3-3A
play. Monahans Green grabbed district and bi-district crowns
for the second straight year.
Seminole running back Toby Shain lead the Indians to the
next level on a 359 yard rushing night with three touchdowns
against Hanna's Loboes.
"Toby Shain is one of the best running backs I have ever had
to coach against," says Hanna, who led Iraan to the 2A state
championship in 1996 before becoming athletic director at
Monahans in the Summer. "Their (Seminole) offensive line
played great football."
The Loboes offense did some damage themselves, racking up
249 yards on the ground, 84 in the air, for 21 first downs
and three touchdowns.
"I feel like our offense can move the ball on anyone. We had
some things that didn't work early, but we made our
adjustments and if it wasn't for three plays, we would have
been right there," says Hanna.
Trailing at half-time 21-7, Monahans never allowed
themselves to give up.
"I can't say enough about our kids, they came out in the
second half. Mark Thompson had a great return on a kick off.
We over came three penalties and two called back touchdowns
and still were able to score with that pass to Chris Allen
and the two point conversion to Ruben Sanchez," declares
Hanna. "The kids showed lots of character and lots of class
to the very end."
Now that the 1997 football season has ended, Hanna looks
forward to preparing the team for next season.
"I had a short time to do somethings this year," says Hanna.
"This year's kids have laid the ground work for the season
The Indians were the first to break the zero on the
scoreboard with a 19 yard touchdown pass to Cole Kildow from
Caleb Clay. The PAT was good to put the Indians on top 0-7
with 5:44 left in the first quarter.
The Loboes responded with a touchdown pass of their own as
Brandon Stephens found Robin Hanna wide open in the middle
of the field for a 48 yard touchdown. Joel Najar's kick was
good tying the game at 7 all with 2:50 remaining in the
In the second quarter, the Indians got it done on the ground
with runs of one yard by Toby Shain and 10 yards by
quarterback Kildow. The two touchdowns sent the Indians into
the locker room with a 21-7 lead.
Monahans came out fired up in the second half and after a 56
yard kickoff return by Mark Thompson the Loboes worked their
way down the shortened field and scored off the efforts of
Hanna's one yard run to cut into the Indian lead 13-21.
Seminole's Shain found the end zone on the Indians next
drive, scoring off a 43 yard run. The PAT was good and the
Indians moved ahead 13-28.
Monahans responded with a 20 yard touchdown pass to Chris
Allen after two touchdowns had already been called back
because of penalties. The Loboes two point conversion pass
to Ruben Sanchez was good to move the Green within striking
range of the Indians 21-28.
However, Shain found the end zone on another long run, this
time of 52 yards. The PAT was good to move the Seminole
score to 35-21 with only :07 left to play in the third
Seminole regained possession of the ball and ran the clock
out to win the game 35-21.
Monahans....7 0 14 0 - 21
Seminole.......7 14 14 0 - 35
Seminole - Caleb Clay 19 pass from Cole Kildow (Eddie
Cavazos), 5:44 remaining.
Monahans - Robin Hanna 48 pass form Brandon Stephens (Joel
Seminole - Toby Shain 2 run (Cavazos kick), 10:37.
Seminole - Kildow 10 run (Cavazos kick), 2:05.
Monahans - Hanna 1 run (kick blocked), 9:20
Seminole - Shain 43 run (Cavarzos kick), 6:10.
Monahans - Chris Allen 20 pass from Stephens (Ruben Sanchez
pass from Stephens), :49.
Seminole - Shain 52 run (Cavazos kick), :07.
First Downs.........21 25
Monahans - Robin Hanna 23-111, Mark Thompson 12-81; Chris
Allen 3-27; Benny Rodriguez 1-13; Brandon Stephens 6-12;
Rocky Rivera 1-5.
Seminole - Toby Shain 37-359; Cole Kildow 8-58; Nick Flores
3-10; Daniel Espino 2-9.
Monahans - Brandon Stephens 5-10-0 for 84 yards.
Seminole - Cole Kindow 1-3-0 for 19 yards.
Monahans - Hanna 2-47; Chris Allen 2-29; Nathan Swarb 1-8.
Seminole - Kaleb Clay 1-19.
Coyotes edge Cowboys in regional
GARDEN CITY - Six-man football falls some where between
11-man and streetball. Runs are long; passes are few; and
the passé is fast - unless of course it happens to be the
two best teams in six-man football on the field. So was the
case Saturday afternoon, Nov. 22, as the Borden County
Coyotes pulled out a slim victory over the
Grandfalls-Royalty Cowboys 30-26 in the regional round of
the 1997 high school playoffs. The Cowboys end their season
11-1 and were undefeated in district for the second year in
"The difference in the game was they made the big plays and
we didn't," says Grandfalls-Royalty Head Coach Dewaine Lee.
"The guys have worked hard and shown class all year long. We
are proud of them and this is probably the most fun I have
had as a coach."
The momentum flip-flopped between the two teams the entire
game; however, in the fourth quarter the Coyotes captured
the momentum off a goal line stand. That led to a Grandfalls
turnover and BC touchdown; then, a fumble on the ensuing
kickoff also lead to a BC touchdown.
Borden County broke open the score board with a 57 yard run
from Fernando Baeze with 5:19 left in the first quarter. The
Coyote PAT was no good leaving the score at 0-6.
Grandfalls responded with a 22 yard touchdown pass to Jason
Carter from Alfonso Marquez late in the first quarter to tie
the game at six all.
Later, in the second quarter, the Cowboys took the lead on a
seven yard interception return by Sean Francisco. Jeff
Corean's kick was good to improve the Grandfalls lead to
14-6 with 6:48 remaining in the half.
Grandfalls struck again through the air on the effort of
Ronnie Vasquez to Andy Leyva for a 10 yard touchdown pass
with 7:00 left in the third quarter to extend the lead to
Borden County turned up the juice on the Cowboys with a one
yard touchdown run by Clint Scott and a blocked punt through
the end zone for a safety in the third quarter to bring BC
Borden County continued it's push through the fourth quarter
with two touchdowns by Fernando Baeze. The first touchdown
came off a 39 yard pass and the second off a seven yard run
to pull BC ahead 20-30.
The Cowboys rallied with a 57 yard touchdown pass to Alfonso
Marquez from Roy Vasquez to bring the score to 26-30, but it
was too little too late. On their next possession Borden
County kneeled out the clock to preserve a slim 26-30 win
over the Cowboys.
Grandfalls 6 8 6 6 - 26
Borden County 6 0 10 14 - 30
Borden County - Fernando Vaeza 57 run (pass failed), 5:19
Grandfalls - Jason Carter 22 pass from Alfonso Marquez (kick
Grandfalls - Sean Francisco 7 interception return (Corean
Grandfalls - Andy Leyva 10 pass from Ronnie Vasquez (kick
Borden County - Clint Scott 1 run (Oscar Baeza kick), 5:07.
Borden County - safety, Ed Rodriguez blocked punt through
end zone, 3:42.
Borden County - Oscar Baeza 7 run (kick failed), 3:29.
Grandfalls - Alfonso Marquez 57 pass from Roy Vasquez.
First Downs............11 11
Grandfalls - Roy Vasquez 13-42; Danny Santiago 9-39; Alfonso
Marquez 13-3; Jimmy Ramirez 1-(-1); Ronnie Vasquez 1-(-4).
Borden County - Fernando Baeza 18-167; Oscar Baeza 3-12;
Ryan Grant 1-9; Clint Scott 2-5; Ed Rodriguez 1-4; Colt
Grandfalls - Ronnie Vasquez 5-5-0 for 65 yards; Roy Vasquez
2-2-0 for 58 yards; Alfonso Marquez 2-5-0 for 17 yards.
Borden County - Fernando Baeze 1-1-0 for 39 yards; Colt
McCook 3-11-3 for 12 yards.
Grandfalls - Jason Carter 3-72; Alfonso Marquez 2-58; Andy
Leyva 3-10; Jimmy Ramirez 1-5; Danny Santiago 1-(-5).
Borden County - Oscar Baeza 1-39; Fernando Baeza 3-12.
Midland dominates swim meet
Midland High School dominated the Monahans High School
Invitation Swimming Meet in the Lobo water on Saturday.
They won both the mens and women's divisions.
Midland Lee finished second among the men swimmers; Big
Spring, second in the women's division.
More than 400 swimmers from 16 different high schools from
two states (Texas and New Mexico) annd several competition
Monahans women swimmers finished ninth; Monahans men, tenth.
In the men's division, Abilene Cooper finished third.
Carlsbad was third among the women competitors.
Says Lobo Swimming Coach Doug Ward: "For Monahans,a ninth
place finish - ahead of Hobbs, San Angelo Cooper, Andrews,
Fort Stockton, Odessa Permian, Abilene Wylie and Seminole -
was a sign of the girls' will to win. The boys managed a
tenth place finish despite only swimming five male swimers.
This finish also showed signs of an all-out effort."
200 Medley Relay: Sixth, Monahans "A" (Fonda Moore, Marina
Martin, Lindsay Fredericks, Candice Teague) 2:05.97
200 Free: Eighth, Fonda Moore, 2:24:98
200 IM: Sixth, Candice Teague, 2:31.59
100 Fly: Twelfth, Marina Martin, 1:15.64.
200 Free Relay: Third, Monahans "A" (Moore, Martin,
Fredericks, Teague) 1:54.81.
100 Back: third, Teague, 1:07.58.
100 Breast: Seventh, Fredericks, 1:20.19
200 Medley Relay: Tenth, Monahans "A" (Brandon Sutter,
Carlee Heuman, Chris Cain, Josh Oliver) 2:00.10
200 Free: Sixth, Cain, 2:07.55
100 Free: Fifth, Sutter, 00:55.3
200 Free Relay: Sixth, Monahans "A" (Sutter, Heuman, Oliver,
100 back: Third, Sutter, 1:02.89; Ninth, Clayton Cunningham,
100 Breast: Eighth, Chris Cain, 1:11.76.
Next: Odessa Invitational, Saturday, Dec. 6
Loboes fare well in all-district
Officials of high school football district 3-3A released
all-district selection on Monday, Nov. 24.
Monahans Lobo football players received 41 positions on
FIRST TEAM OFFENSE:
Co-Most Valuable Player:
Robin Hanna Sr. Monahans
D. J. Check Soph. Clint
Jason Garcia Sr. Alpine
Kevin Caugham Sr. Alpine
Mark Thompson Sr. Monahans
Mike Morales Jr. Fabens
Ruben Sanchez Sr. Monahans
Patrick Guerra Sr. Clint
Juan Acevedo Sr. Mt. View
James Arnold Sr. Clint
T. J. Bustos Sr. Monahans
Kevin Gannaway Sr. Alpine
John Bustos Sr. Clint
Quint Melius Sr. Monahans
Robert Dendy Sr. Monahans
Gerald Lopez Sr. Monahans
Robin Hanna Sr. Monahans
FIRST TEAM DEFFENSE:
Most Valuable Player:
Roy Porras Soph. Monahans
Brian Portillo Jr. Alpine
Gerald Lopez Sr. Monahans
Luciano Hinojos Sr. Monahans
Caleb Serna Sr. Mountain View
Henry Bernard Sr. Monahans
Eric Arocho Sr. Mountain View
Gabriel Ontiveros Jr. Monahans
Luis Tapia Sr. Fabens
David Jasso Sr. Clint
Rocky Rivera Sr. Monahans
Sammy Madrid Sr. Fabens
Nathan Swarb Sr. Monahans
Justin Yarborough Jr. Alpine
SECOND TEAM OFFENSE:
Brandon Stephens Sr. Monahans
Adolfo Villa Jr. Mountain View
Frank Carrejo Jr. Mountian View
Cody Carpenter Jr. Alpine
Chris Allen Sr. Monahans
Roger Maese Sr. Mountian View
Javier Alcala Sr. Mountian View
Jeremy Arnold Soph. Clint
Nathan Swarb Sr. Monahans
Adam Llanez Jr. Alpine
Jaime Marquez Jr. Mountina View
Angel Galbodon sr. Fabens
Randy Salazar Sr. Monahans
Juan Longoria Sr. Presidio
Dewey Madden Jr. Alpine
Ricardo Veraglia Sr. Alpine
Isreal Reyes Sr. Fabens
SECOND TEAM DEFENSE:
Charlie Ramon Soph. Fabens
Levie Babb Jr. Alpine
Julio Contreas Sr. Presidio
Juan Solis Sr. Mountain View
Jake McAnally Sr. Clint
Todd Passmore Jr. Monahans
Armin Cabellero Jr. Presidio
Isaac Arzagh Sr. Mountian View
Brandon Lee Soph. Monahans
Sam Stratton Sr. Alpine
Juan Moreno Sr. Monahans
Conrad Arriola Jr. Alpine
Brandon Stephens Sr. Monahans
Ricky Lopez Soph. Mountian View
Safety Robin Hanna Monahans
Linebacker Jerry Toscano Monahans
Split End Rocky Rivera Monahans
Guard Dallas Casey Monahans
Guard Micah Wilson Monahans
Center Jesus Jiminez Clint
Guard Joaquin Ortiz Clint
Linebacker Alonso Deleon Clint
Safety Mario Garcia Clint
Def. End Mike Pease Clint
Safety Miguel Mena
Corner David Elias Clint
Tackle Javier Rodriguez Mountain View
Center Eddie Corral Mountain View
Def. End Manny Rodriguez Mountain View
Anthony Aguilar Sr.
Robert Dendy Sr.
Robin Hanna Sr.
Scott Lackey Sr.
Brandon Lee Soph.
Quint Melius Sr.
Gabriel Onteros Jr.
Todd Passmore Jr.
Jose Prieto Sr.
Brandon Stephens Sr.
Nathan Swarb Sr.
Micah Wilson Sr.
Basketball teams take holiday break
The Monahans men's and women's basketball teams are on
vacation after games just prior to the four-day Thanksgiving
Holiday which began on Wednesday, Nov. 19. Games resume in
December. Both squads lost in action on Friday, Nov. 21, and
are now 0-2 for the 1997-98 season.
Fort Stockton 72, Monahans 57
Fort Stockton 14 18 22 18-72
Monahans 16 8 11 22-57
Cody Stockton - 4, 2-3, 14; David Williams - 1, 0-2,2; Brian
Morris - 2, 0-3, 4; Jason Merrick - 2, 0-1, 4; Chris Adams
- 3, 1-3, 7; Cody Avary - 7, 7-10, 22.
Stockton had four three-point goals; Avary, one.
Seminole 68, Monahans 16
Monahans 3 3 6 4-16
Seminole 15 20 23 10-68
Traci Jasso, 5, 0-0, 14; Amanda Sanchez - 1, 0-0, 2.
Traci Jasso had four three point goals.
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