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Friday, October 3, 2003

Pecos again splits sub-varsity grid games

Staff Writer

The scores were different, but the results were the same Thursday night for Pecos' sub-varsity football teams, as the junior varsity and freshman teams lost, while the junior high squads won three of their four games.

The JV and ninth graders had a rough time in their games, the JV at home against Marfa's varsity and the ninth graders in Fort Stockton. Marfa scored twice in the first five minutes and four times in the opening quarter, on the way to a 45-0 victory in Pecos, while the ninth graders were outscored 34-0 in the first half of their 42-0 loss to the Panthers.

Crockett's eighth graders also fell behind big early in the purple game against Fort Stockton, eventually losing by a 30-0 score, while the eighth grade gold team scored an 8-6 win at Eagle Stadium, and the seventh grade purple and gold teams won by 22-6 and 22-0 scores at the Crockett Junior High field.

The Shorthorns improved to 5-0 going into District 1-2A play, scoring on their opening drive and then after recovering a fumbled kickoff by the Eagles. Two long touchdown passes rounded out the first period scoring, and Marfa would add two more touchdowns in the second period.

Pecos' Luis Ortega, who was moved up from the freshman team for the game, had a couple of good runs in a losing effort for the JV, which fell to 2-4 on the season.

The ninth graders missed Ortega on offense, coach Jerry Parent said, and also missed a lot of tackles in their game at Fort Stockton, while falling to 1-2-1 on the year. "We had a 'sightseeing' defense; there was not much tackling in the first half, but they did play better in the second half," he said.

The eighth grade purple team is 1-3 and the gold team is 3-1 after their games. The lone touchdown for Pecos came on defense, on a Francisco Ornelas interception return. A two-point run by Martin Muniz provided the margin of victory.

The seventh grade purple team is 4-0 and the gold team 3-1 after their wins. Martin Jasso had touchdown runs of 40 and eight yards and a conversion run, while Jeremy Martinez had a 65 yard scoring run for the purple team and Paul Zubledia passed to Phillip Williams for the other two points. For the gold team, their scores came on touchdown and conversion runs by Joseph Terrell and Jonathan Dominguez, and a pass from Isabel Baeza to Ernie Herrera.

Tonight at 7:30 p.m., the Eagles' varsity will take on the Lubbock High Westerners at Lowery Field, in the final pre-district game for both schools. The Eagles will be trying again to find the right combination to jump-start their running game, while at the same time cutting down on the eight fumbles they suffered in last week's 17-14 loss to Crane.

Monahans goes to Lamesa to face the Tornadoes tonight, and Fort Stockton goes to Alpine, while last night, Kermit prepared for their District 4-3A opener in Pecos next week by defeating Odessa Permian's junior varsity team, 45-3.

Randy Butterfield had his third and fourth returns for touchdowns this season, both on punts Thursday night, and Kermit had over 450 yards in offense as the Jackets improved to 4-2 on the season.

Monahans (2-2) at Lamesa (1-3): A week after losing in the final period to the Eagles, the Tornadoes edged Levelland, 7-6, but were routed last week by Littlefield, 42-14, while Monahans took last week off after a 14-7 win over Lubbock Cooper, the same team that opened the season with a 30-0 victory over Lamesa.

The Loboes rallied in the second half to beat Cooper, and did the same in their 29-21 victory over the Bucks. Like Pecos this season, Monahans has been getting most of their yards through the air, with quarterback Kevon Kenyon throwing for over 600 yards in just four games.

Fort Stockton (2-2) at Alpine (2-2): The Presidio make-up game for both teams, who had holes in their schedules when the Blue Devils cancelled their football program.

Both teams have been on an point scoring slide as of late - Alpine was shut down in the second half by Monahans three weeks ago, and then were blanked by Reagan County last week, 14-0 despite gaining nearly 250 yards in offense.

Fort Stockton has only scored two touchdowns in their last two games, though they stayed close to both San Angelo Lake View and Snyder for the first half of those games. The Panthers were also hurt against Snyder by the absence of quarterback Wayne Jefferson, their leading passer and rusher in 2003, though Jeremy Velsaquez did throw for 256 yards and the Panthers gained over 300 yards total a week ago, despite falling by a 40-9 score.

Eagles hoping to widen lead over Prowlers

The Pecos Eagles volleyball team lost to Monahans on Tuesday. But every team in District 4-3A is expected to lose to Monahans this year.

The real race in 4-3A is for second and third place, and the Eagles can either put themselves in good shape to earn their eighth straight trip to the playoffs or put themselves in a big hole over the next four days, when they take on their two main rivals, the Fort Stockton Prowlers and Greenwood Rangerettes.

Pecos goes to Fort Stockton Saturday afternoon for their match with the Prowlers, starting following the freshman and junior varsity matches, at about 6 p.m., before closing out the first half of their district schedule at home on Tuesday against Greenwood.

"Hopefully, we'll play much better on Saturday," said Eagles' coach Becky Granado, after Pecos had problems not only with Monahans' big front line hitters on Tuesday, but also with their servers in a 25-9, 25-11, 25-7 loss to the Loboes. It left the Eagles with a 2-1 record in district, 10-14 on the season.

Pecos has yet to face Fort Stockton this season, even though this will be the Eagles' fifth match at the Williams Center this season. They spilt matches with Van Horn ad Alpine there to open the season, and did the same against Crane and Fort Davis three weeks ago, while getting a chance to see the Prowlers against those same teams.

"Fort Stockton has got a couple of big girls, but they're not as strong as the hitters from Monahans," Granado said.

The Prowlers are 7-8 on the season and 1-2 in district, after their 25-22, 25-20, 27-25 loss at home on Tuesday to Greenwood. Last season, the Eagles were able to earn a playoff berth by beating Fort Stockton twice in district, including a three-game win at the Williams Center.

Pecos' junior high black teams also will be in action on Saturday, in volleyball tournament play at Crane. On Thursday, both the seventh and eighth grade purple and gold teams scored road victories over Van Horn.

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