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Friday, October 19, 2001

Eagles travel to San Elizario for final regular season game

Odds are the Pecos Eagles volleyball team will be in a playoff game on Monday or Tuesday of next week. But for the Eagles, a playoff for second place would be much better than a playoff for third, where a loss would also mean an end to the Eagles' season.

Pecos closes out regular season play at 5:30 p.m. CDT today at San Elizario, and a win would assure the Eagles of no worse than a tie for second in the District 2-4A standings. The Eagles are tied for second with Fabens and San Elizario, all with 5-4 records after the Eagles lost at home on Tuesday to first place El Paso Mountain View, 15-8, 15-11.

Fabens faces Mountain View today, while Clint takes on Canutillo, which handed San Eli its eighth loss in nine district games on Tuesday, 15-12, 7-15, 15-2. But the Eagles have struggled at San Eli the past two years, losing their only district road game there a season ago and after Tuesday's loss, coach Becky Granado said, "If we play like this, there's no way we're going to win. San Eli is not just going to show up and let us win."

Pecos defeated San Elizario at home last month, 15-7, 15-13, rallying from a 9-2 deficit in the second game. Leslie Rodriguez led the Eagles' comeback in the second game, after Pecos had trouble finding openings in the vesting Eagles' defense, which played all six starters away from the net.

Pecos 8th graders run away from McCamey

The Pecos Eagles eighth grade football team shut down the McCamey Badgers in the second half of their game Thursday night at Eagle Stadium, and came away with a 35-12 victory in the only sub-varsity football game of the night for the Eagles.

Four different players scored touchdowns for Pecos, but the Eagles only led at halftime, 16-12 after a late touchdown pass by the Badgers. But Julio Orozco scored on a pain of third quarter touchdown runs and Eddie Vela passed 10 yards to Sammy Urias in the final period to break open the game.

Orozco's runs were from 20 and seven yards out, while in the first half Vela passed to David Rumbaugh for a touchdown and Josh Anchondo had a TD run for the Eagles.

Tonight at 7:30 p.m., the Eagles' varsity will play their District 2-4A home opener against the Fabens Wildcats. Both teams won their district openers a week ago, Pecos by a 36-0 score at Clint and Fabens at home by a 14-7 margin over Canutillo. The win gave the Eagles a 4-2 season record while the Wildcats are undefeated at 5-0.

Aside from staying at least in a tie for first in the district standings, tonight's game in important for both teams potential playoff seedings. The winner of the game will probably face El Paso Parkland if they make the playoffs.

Parkland beat Pecos in the bi-district round last year, but lost to Fabens earlier this season. However, if the loser of the game comes back to reach the playoffs, odds are they'll face El Paso Riverside in the bi-district round. The Rangers are only 3-2 on the season, but broke the state's single-game rushing record a week ago in a 54-7 win over El Paso Burges, running for 634 yards.

Burges beat Clint and lost to El Paso Mountain View in their previous two games. Mountain View won their District 2-4A opener last week over San Elizario and host Canutillo tonight, while Clint goes to San Eli in the other district game.

Canutillo (0-1 district, 2-3 season) at EP Mountain View (1-0, 4-1): Fabens held Canutillo to under 100 yards rushing last week and held Hector Saldivar to just 33 yards, after he had run for 729 yards in the team's first four games. A late game ankle injury the previous week against El Paso Bowie was part of the reason for Saldivar's problems, but the Golden Eagles will have to get more out of him tonight if they're to avoid their fourth straight loss.

Mountain View sophomore Joey Amaya took over the 2-4A rushing lead from Saldivar, going for 301 yards in the win over San Elizario. Quarterback Eddie Gonzalez also added three touchdowns passes, but for the second week in a row the Lobos did allow a lot of yards on defense.

Clint (0-1, 3-2) at San Elizario (0-1, 0-5): The Lions had a couple of chances to make a game of it in the first half against Pecos, but a fumble inside the Eagles' 15-yard-line and a dropped potential touchdown pass prevented the Lions from cutting into Pecos' 14-0 lead. Tony Alvarado was on target in the first half last week, but mostly on short-yardage throws _ the quarterback completed 14 passes, but for only 75 yards on the night.

San Eli has found some offense the past two weeks in the running of quarterback Bo Solis and new back Arturo Hernandez, who gained 152 yards against Mountain View last week. The problem is the defense, which allowed the Lobos 501 yards and is allowing over 450 yards per game overall this season.

Bears snare three titles at district cross-country

The Balmorhea Bears cross country team won three of four division titles and will be sending one runner on to regional competition in two weeks at Lubbock, following this week's District 7-A meet at Seminole State Park in Comstock.

Bears' coach Doug Maynard said Sammy Dominguez won first in the varsity boys division, while Savanna Matta and Brian Mendoza won first in the junior high divisions, which to not advance to the regional level.

Maynard said Dominguez finished with an 18:03 time. "He won by about 15-20 seconds. Sammy ran the first mile in 4:50," he said.

"Savanna, if she was had been old enough would have qualified for regionals with her time (of 15:31)," Maynard said, while Mendoza won by about a 30 second margin, he added.

Regional competition will be Nov. 2 at Mae Simmons Park in Lubbock for all classifications, including the Region I-4A meet.

Pecos' District 2-4A cross country meet won't be until next Saturday at San Elizario, but coach Rudy Jurado said he would take a couple of runners out to El Paso on Saturday, for the El Paso Burges Invitational at the Chamizal National Memorial Park.

"I'm down to five runners due to grades," coach Rudy Jurado said, though he's hoping they'll regain their eligibility in time for next weekend's district meet.

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