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Meanwhile, on the junior high level, Pecos' seventh graders opened their
season with a split of their home games Thursday afternoon against the
Monahans Loboes, and the Loboes swept the eighth grade season openers on
their home field.
The Eagles' JV raised their record to 3-0 on the season and handed
Monahans their first loss in three tries, by a 14-6 final score, after
Pecos' seventh grade ~`A' team had rallied for a 30-14 victory over
Monahans and the `B' team had lost to the Loboes, 6-0.
In Monahans the Eagles' freshmen and eighth grade teams were blanked by
the Loboes -- the ninth graders, 35-0, while the eighth grade fell in
their `A' and `B' games by 18-0 and 6-0 margins.
Pecos scored quickly in the JV game, as Robert Gonzales went over from a
yard out less than three minutes into the game. Gonzales added the extra
point kick, and that was the margin at halftime, after Monahans missed
their kick following a 31-yard touchdown run with four minutes left in
the second period.
The second half was spent entirely in the Loboes' end of the field, but
the Eagles missed three scoring chances in the third period, including
an Orlando Matta punt return for a touchdown that was called back by a
They finally broke through a minute into the final period, when Hector
Garcia scored from three yards out. Pecos' defense kept Monahans bottled
up in their own end the rest of the way.
"We didn't execute our best of the year, but we hung together, and good
things happen when you do that," said JV coach Mike Ferrell, who said
that the Eagles had added another game to their schedule, next Thursday
at 6:30 p.m. against Colorado City at Odessa High.
After his team fell to 2-1 on the year, freshman coach Alan Wyles said,
"I feel bad for the guys, but I liked the fact that we played hard.
Monahans just has a real big team that executed well.
"I knew we played as hard as we could, and that's all you can ask," he
The freshmen are scheduled to be off next week, but Wyles said they may
also play Colorado City in Odessa.
The eighth graders allowed a touchdown in the first quarter of the `A'
(purple) game, and scored in each of the final two periods to the
Loboes, while the `B' (gold) team saw Monahans use a first half TD to
get their win.
"We moved the ball, but we had some breakdowns and other stuff we need
to work on in practice," coach Tino Acosta said. "Once we get those
things down, we're going to be a very solid team."
The seventh graders scored quickly in the `A' game, on a 31-yard run by
Mason Abila, then fell behind 14-6 when Monahans scored on their opening
possession, then returned a Pecos fumble for a score. But the Eagles
shut the Loboes out the rest of the way, and got both touchdown runs and
two point conversions from Benny Juarez in the third period, and from
Abila and Peter Juarez in the final quarter.
The `B' team allowed the only score of the day in the first half, then
came close to tying things on the game's final play, when Isaac Paredez
broke loose for a 35 yard run, before being brought down at the
Monahans' 6-yard-line as time expired.
Tonight at 7:30 p.m., the Eagles' varsity takes on Monahans in the
second of three straight home games for Pecos against District 3-3A
schools. They opened last Friday with a 21-12 win over defending
district champ Alpine, face the Loboes -- this year's favorites --
tonight, and take on Fabens, last year's district runners-up next Friday
in the Eagles' 1996 homecoming game.
This is also the second of three games for Monahans against their former
District 4-4A rivals. They opened with a 34-28 victory over Big Spring,
and close out their pre-district schedule next week against Fort
The Panthers will be in Lamesa tonight, facing another former district
member, while Andrews hosts Midland High, Lubbock Estacado goes to Big
Spring, Sweetwater hosts Frenship and San Angelo Lake View plays at
San Angelo Lake View (2-0) at Austin LBJ (0-2): Not since the 1964 New
York Giants went from the NFL title game to a two-win mark has a
football team fallen this far, this fast (no cracks about the 1996
Cowboys, please). LBJ was in the playoffs for the seventh time in eight
years last November, but have opened 1996 with an 0-2 mark against Waco
University and Bastrop, and were outscored 124-9 along the way. The
Jaguars went 7-4 last year, but lost most of their starters and are
enduring early season grade woes right now.
The Chiefs, meanwhile, have shown a much improved defense through their
first two games of the season, allowing just 118 yards in offense to
Lamesa last week. Unlike Pecos, which didn't take advantage of their
early chances against the Tors and lost, the two-time defending 4-4A
champs jumped on Lamesa right away, with two first quarter TD passes
from Sterlin Gilbert to Jorge Villareal launching Lake View to a 35-3
victory. Tonight's game could be real ugly.
Fort Stockton (1-1) at Lamesa (1-1): This is probably the Panthers'
first `real' game of the season, since their 42-0 opener against Santa
Teresa, N.M. was too easy, and last week's 12-8 loss at El Paso Ysleta
was too weird, with three Stockton touchdowns called back. Lamesa is
more of a known quantity, and the Panthers will try to get their running
game going (minus penalties) the same way the Eagles and Chiefs did
against the Tors.
Lamesa's allowed 409 yards rushing in the first two games, and
quarterback Randy Trevino's play-action passes didn't surprise San
Angelo's secondary the way it did the Eagles two weeks ago. Fort
Stockton did allow Ysleta 227 yards on the ground in their loss, and the
Tors will be hoping for another big night out of running back Kevin
Larry, who found second openings in their win over Pecos.
Midland High (2-0) at Andrews (1-1): Or Sam Powell vs. Shaud Williams.
Powell ran for 235 yards and three touchdowns last Friday in El Paso, as
Midland High defeated El Paso Bel Air, 24-14, while Williams ran for 189
yards and two TDs and caught a 13-yard pass for a third score in the
Mustangs' 21-0 blanking of Brownfield.
Andrews has put up 21 points in both their games, while the young
defense, after blowing a late lead at Snyder two weeks ago, shut out the
Cubs, holding Brownfield to just 129 total yards. Midland stayed on the
ground with Powell a week ago, but threw for over 200 yards in their
opener against Frenship. Of course, Powell also ran for four touchdowns
in the final 14 minutes of that game, so the Mustangs' defense pretty
much knows who to concentrate on tonight.
Frenship (1-1) at Sweetwater (2-0): After blowing a 24-6 lead to Midland
High in their opener, the Tigers came back with a late score last week
to defeat Canyon Randall, 17-13. Quarterback Brian Hutcheson scored on a
3-yard run, after running for one TD and passing for another against the
Frenship is averaging 325 yards on offense in their first two games,
while Sweetwater had allowed almost 335 per game to Brownwood and
Snyder. That would probably be a little more worrying if the Mustangs
hadn't won both those games by double-digit margins -- 34-22 over the
Lions and 27-16 against the Tigers. Fullback Joe Jaramillo ran for over
100 yards in Week 1, tailback Jason Blueford did it in Week 2, and
quarterback Andrew Boatright is averaging better than 200 yards combined
rushing and passing right now, so this could be a pretty high scoring
Lubbock Estacado (0-2) at Big Spring (1-1): Playing against two of the
top Class 3A teams in the state last week, the Steers and Matadors had
exact opposite results. Both teams were dead even after a half, but
while the Steers took control and shut out No. 3 ranked Ballinger, the
Matadors couldn't find a passing game, and fell to fifth-ranked Vernon,
Outside of a lousy first quarter against Monahans, and the Loboes'
game-winning drive at the finish, the Steers have played well this
season, and have district-leading rusher Antwoyne Edwards to work with.
He could have another big night against Estacado, which surrendered over
350 yards on the ground to Vernon after a 37-12 opening loss to Pampa.
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PECOS, Sept. 20 -- The Pecos Eagles had a rough start to the District
4-4A portion of their 1996 tennis season on Thursday, as they dropped a
rain-delayed 16-2 match to the Andrews Mustangs.
The match was a completion on the one began last Saturday in Andrews,
and suspended due to Hurricane Fausto. "We were down 5-1 when we started
(Thursday), and we've got some more learning to do, but the effort was
good," Eagles' coach J.R. Torrez said.
The Mustangs went 8-1 in both varsity girls and boys play. The lone
split set match on the girls' side was won by Eagles' Renea Rasberry and
Randa Taylor, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 over Christi Overbeck and McKinley Fisher,
while Andrews took all three split set matches on the boys' varsity
side, and one other in non-varsity play. The lone Pecos win came from
Jonathan Fuentes, 6-0, 6-4 over Jeff George.
Andrews, which lost to Pecos at home two years ago, then beat out the
Eagles for a regional tournament berth last season, also took the three
non-varsity matches on Saturday.
"I think in just about every one of the split sets we lost the first
game, came back and won the second, then lost the third," Torrez said.
"I think the difference was Andrews just has more experience in tight
matches. We don't play nearly as many matches, and most of their kids
play year round."
The loss dropped Pecos to 2-4 on the season going into Saturday's
contest against San Angelo Lake View. It will be the first home match of
the season for the Eagles, and is scheduled to start at 10 a.m.
Pecos (2) at Andrews (19)
Clifton Ikeler lost to John Armstrong, 6-2, 6-0; David Zuniga lost to
Chris Martinez, 2-6, 6-4, 6-7; Jonathan Fuentes defeated Jeff George,
6-0, 6-4; Mark Marquez lost to Lin Fisher, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4; Tye Graham
lost to Eric Medina, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4; Jeff Lam lost to Andrew Farrar, 6-0,
7-5; Albert Lee lost to Mitch Findley, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4; Skyler Bechtel
Stephanie Armstrong lost to Shawn Leeper, 6-1, 6-2; Rene Raberry lost to
Nancy Vo, 6-1, 6-0; Christi Breiten lost to Joanna Thompson, 6-4, 6-1;
Randa Taylor lost to Georgia Steen, 6-3, 6-4; Robyn Matthews lost to
Christi Overbeck, 6-2, 6-3; Nichi Dannelley lost to Sarai Granades, 6-1,
Ikeler and Zuniga lost to Armstrong and Findley, 7-5, 6-2; Fuentes and
Marquez lost to Martinez and Farrar, 6-4, 6-2; Graham and Bechtel lost
to Fisher and Medina, 6-1, 6-1.
Armstrong and Breiten lost to Leeper and Vo, 6-3, 6-1; Rasberry and
Taylor defeated Overbeck and McKinley Fisher, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2; Brenda
Natividad and Stefanie Pharoah lost to Steen and Gregg; Matthews and
Dannelley lost to Thompson and Granades, 6-1, 6-2.
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PECOS, Sept. 20 -- The Pecos Eagles renew their rivalry with a former
and once again district opponent on Saturday, when they open the home
portion of their 4-4A volleyball schedule at home against the Sweetwater
Pecos hosts Sweetwater in junior varsity and varsity matches at 2 and
3:15 p.m. Pecos' freshman volleyball team will be on the road Saturday,
at the Greenwood Tournament.
The Eagles are 8-11 on the season and 0-1 in district after their 8-15,
15-3, 15-3 loss at Andrews, while Sweetwater stands 5-7 and 0-1
following a 15-5, 15-5 loss at home Tuesday to San Angelo Lake View.
Eagles' coach Nora Geron said she planned to make some changes
following Tuesday's defeat to the defending district champs. "I'm going
to try Denise (Camarena) and Crisha (Molinar) on the back line," she
said. "We need to do something there."
Saturday's game is the first of two straight at home for the Eagles,
who'll host Fort Stockton next Tuesday.
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