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November 10, 1998

Eagles' hoop seasons set to begin

PECOS, Nov. 10 -- The Pecos Eagles' opening girls basketball
scrimmage, scheduled for tonight at the Pecos High School
gym, has been canceled, due to the Class 5A volleyball
playoff game between Midland Lee and El Paso Eastwood set
for this evening at the PHS gym.

The girls will get in one pre-season scrimmage, on Saturday
at Odessa against Permian and Monahans, before opening their
1998-99 season a week from tonight at home against Odessa

Pecos' boys do not have any preseason scrimmages scheduled,
and the makeup of their team next Tuesday night will depend
in part on the outcome of this Friday's bi-district football
playoff game in El Paso against Burges High School. The
Eagles open their 1998-99 season in the same place they
began last season - in Monahans against the Loboes, whose
lineup will also depend on the outcome of their Friday
playoff game.

Girls' coach Brian Williams said Friday's football playoff
game will also have affect on his squads, mainly at the
sub-varsity level. "Most of my girls are in the band on the
JV and freshmen level and they'll be going to the (8:30
p.m.) playoff game, so they're going to get back late,"
Williams said. "They're going to have to sleep on the bus,
since we're going to start the scrimmage at 9 a.m."

Pecos' first road game is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 21,
when they go to Stanton to face the Buffaloes. The girls
have tournaments scheduled this season in Crane and Monahans
in early December, and at Reagan County (Big Lake) during
the Christmas holidays.

On either side of that tournament, Pecos' schedule looks
like their old District 4-4A lineup, with a Dec. 18 game at
Fort Stockton and games at home on Jan. 2 and 5 against
Sweetwater and Andrews. But this year's District 2-4A lineup
includes five Friday trips in a row to the El Paso area,
starting on Jan. 8 at Mountain View.

The girls' schedule wraps up with a Feb. 9 home game against
San Elizario.

The boys will be making four of the five trips to El Paso
with the girls, beginning with their 2-4A opener on Jan. 15
at Fabens. Coach Mike Sadler's team will go to Mountain View
on Feb. 12 and wrap up their regular season on Feb. 16
against Canutillo.

Pecos plays its first three games on the road. A Nov. 20
trip to Presidio and a Nov. 24 game at Fort Stockton follow
their opener at Monahans, though Sadler said last month the
Presidio game could depend on the outcome of this Friday's
football playoff game against Burges.

The Eagles' home opener is the Saturday after Thanksgiving,
Nov. 28, when they host Odessa High, and they will have
pre-district home-and-home games against the Bronchos,
Loboes and Panthers, as well as with Presidio, Greenwood and

Pecos also has a Dec. 1 home game with Crane, followed two
days later by a trip to the Crane Tournament, while the West
of the Pecos Tournament this season will be only a junior
varsity and freshman level tourney, on Dec. 10-12. The
varsity will go to the Monahans Sandhills Tournament that

Eagles' 1998-99 Basketball Schedules

(All Times Central)
(Home games in bold type)
* -- District game
17 (Tue.) -- at Monahans (9th JV, Var.)
-- 4:30, 6 & 7:30 p.m.
20 (Fri.) -- at Presidio (9th, JV, Var.
-- 6 & 7:30 p.m.
24 (Tue.) -- at Fort Stockton (9th, JV, Var.)
-- 4:30, 6 & 7:30 p.m.
28 (Sat.) -- Odessa High (JV, Var.)
-- 1 & 2:30 p.m.
1 (Tue.) -- Crane (9th, JV, Var.)
-- 4:30, 6 & 7:30 p.m.
3-5 (Thu.-Sat.) -- at Crane Tourn. (Var.)
-- Times TBA
3-5 (Thu.-Sat.) -- at Ft. Stockton Tourn. (9th, JV)
-- Times TBA
8 (Tue.) -- Monahans (9th, JV, Var.)
-- 4:30, 6 & 7:30 p.m.
10-12 (Thur.-Sat) -- at Monahans Sandhills Tourn. (Var.)
-- Times TBA
10-12 (Thur.-Sat.) -- Pecos Tourn. (JV, 9th)
-- Times TBA
18 (Fri.) -- Greenwood (9th, JV, Var.)
-- 4:30, 6 & 7:30 p.m.
19 (Sat.) -- at Odessa High (Var.)
-- 4:30, 4:30 p.m.
21 (Mon.) -- at Sonora (9th, JV, Var.)
-- 4:30, 6 & 7:30 p.m.
29 (Tue.) -- Presidio (JV, Var.)
-- 1 & 2:30 p.m.
2 (Sat.) -- Sonora (9th, JV, Var.)
-- 4:30, 6 & 7:30 p.m.
5 (Tue.) -- at Greenwood (9th, JV, Var.)
-- 4:30, 6 & 7:30 p.m.
8 (Fri.) -- Fort Stockton (9th, JV, Var.)
-- 4:30, 6 & 7:30 p.m.
15 (Fri.) -- *at Fabens (9th, JV, Var.)
-- 5:30, 7 & 8:30 p.m.
19 (Tue.) -- *Clint (9th, JV, Var.)
-- 4:30, 6 & 7:30 p.m.
22 (Fri.) -- *at San Elizariog (9th, JV, Var.)
-- 5:30, 7 & 8:30 p.m.
26 (Tue.) -- *EP Mountain View (9th, JV, Var.)
-- 4:30, 6 & 7:30 p.m.
29 (Fri.) -- *at Canutillo (9th, JV, Var.)
-- 5:30, 7 & 8:30 p.m.
2 (Tue.) -- *Fabens (9th, JV, Var.)
-- 4:30, 6 & 7:30 p.m.
5 (Fri.) -- *at Clint (9th, JV, Var.)
-- 5:30, 7 & 8:30 p.m.
9 (Tue.) -- *San Elizario (9th, JV, Var.)
-- 4:30, 6 & 7:30 p.m.
12 (Fri.) -- *at EP Mountain View (9th, JV, Var.)
-- 5:30, 7 & 8:30 p.m.
16 (Tue.) -- *Canutillo (9th, JV, Var.)
-- 4:30, 6 & 7:30 p.m.

* -- District game
14 (Sat.) -- Scrimmage at Odessa Permian
-- 9 a.m.
17 (Tue.) -- Odessa High (JV, Var.)
-- 6 & 7:30 p.m.
21 (Sat.) -- at Stanton (JV, Var.)
-- 1:30, & 3 p.m.
24 (Tue.) -- Imperial (9th, JV)
-- 6 & 7:30 p.m.
28 (Sat.) -- at Andrews (JV, Var.)
-- 2 & 3:30 p.m.
1 (Tue.) -- Crane (9th, Var., JV)
-- 4:30, 6 & 7:30 p.m.
3-5 (Thu.-Sat.) -- at Crane Tournament (Var.)
-- Times TBA
3-5 (Thu.-Sat.) -- Pecos JV, Freshman Tourn.
-- Times TBA
8 (Tue.) -- Fort Stockton (9th, Var., JV)
-- 4:30, 6 & 7:30 p.m.
10-12 (Thur.-Sat.) -- at Monahans Tourn. (Var.)
-- Times TBA
10-12 (Thur.-Sat.) -- at Ft. Stockton Tourn. (JV, 9th)
-- Times TBA
18 (Fri.) -- at Fort Stockton (9th, Var., JV)
-- 4:30, 6 & 7:30 p.m.
29-31 (Tue.-Thur.) -- at Reagan County Tourn. (Var.)
-- Times TBA
2 (Sat.) -- Sweetwater (Var., JV)
-- 2:30 & 4:30 p.m.
5 (Tue.) -- Andrews (9th, JV, Var.)
-- 4:30, 6 & 7:30 p.m.
8 (Fri.) -- *at EP Mountain View (9th, JV, Var.)
-- 5:30, 7 & 8:30 p.m. 
12 (Tue.) -- *Canutillo (9th, JV, Var.)
-- 4:30, 6 & 7:30 p.m.
15 (Fri.) -- *at Fabens (9th, Var., JV)
-- 5:30, 7 & 8:30 p.m.
19 (Tue.) -- *Clint (9th, Var., JV)
-- 4:30, 6 & 7:30 p.m.
22 (Fri.) -- *at San Elizario (9th, Var., JV)
-- 5:30, 7 & 8:30 p.m.
26 (Tue.) -- *EP Mountain View (9th, Var., JV)
-- 4:30, 6 & 7:30 p.m.
29 (Fri.) -- *at Canutillo (9th, Var., JV)
-- 5:30, 7 & 8:30 p.m.
2 (Tue.) -- *Fabens (9th, Var., JV)
-- 4:30, 6 & 7:30 p.m.
5 (Fri.) -- *at Clint (9th, Var., JV)
-- 5:30, 7 & 8:30 p.m.
9 (Tue.) -- *San Elizario (9th, Var., JV)
-- 4:30, 6 & 7:30 p.m.

Steelers avoid replay of errors in victory

AP Sports Writer
PITTSBURGH, Nov. 10 -- The Green Bay Packers' biggest
mistake was watching too much Pittsburgh game film. They
kept seeing how poorly Steelers quarterback Kordell Stewart
was playing.

Misread defenses. Underthrown passes. Balls thrown directly
into cornerbacks' hands. Passes thrown 10 feet over
receivers' heads.

How could the Packers believe their coaches that Stewart was
on the verge of a breakout game when a convincing case to
the contrary played out whenever they switched on a VCR?

The Packers believe now -- perhaps, too late to save their
own season.

Stewart played his best game in nearly a year on a night the
Packers couldn't have played much worse for three quarters,
leading the Steelers to a 27-20 victory Monday night that
revived their hopes of winning the AFC Central.

In danger of falling two games behind Jacksonville (7-2),
the Steelers (6-3) pulled within a game. Green Bay (6-3)
slipped two games behind Minnesota in the NFC Central, just
when the Vikings seemed in trouble with quarterbacks Brad
Johnson and Randall Cunningham injured.

``It wasn't a letdown,'' Packers quarterback Brett Favre
said, not convincingly. ``They played as good a football
game as they can play. I'll bet that was the best game
they've played all year, and we didn't match them.''

Stewart, benched in last week's 41-31 home loss to
Tennessee, started 11-of-15 as the Steelers
uncharacteristically came out throwing to take a 24-0
halftime lead.

He finished 15-of-22 for 231 yards with no interceptions and
40 yards rushing, including a 30-yard scramble that led to
his own 1-yard touchdown dive and a 14-0 lead.

Was it the return of Slash, the versatile, do-everything

``He went out and did everything with confidence,'' said
Charles Johnson, who caught an 8-yard touchdown pass from
Stewart on the Steelers' first possession. ``If something
wasn't there, he still did it with confidence.''

Even Favre wasn't a match for Stewart, who had thrown only
eight touchdown passes and 17 interceptions in his last 12

Just as coach Bill Cowher predicted, Stewart possessed the
composure and confidence he's lacked since committing four
turnovers in January's AFC championship game loss to Denver.

``Our players are not robots. We tried to tell them this man
was capable of great things,'' Packers coach Mike Holmgren
said. ``He has been faltering all season, but he is capable
of doing much more. It's hard to get them to believe that.''

Favre was 22-of-39 for 234 yards, but most of them came
late. With no running game to match Jerome Bettis' 100-yard
night -- the Packers were outrushed 144-39 -- Favre couldn't
win in the fourth quarter a game essentially lost in the
first quarter.

``It's very disappointing and it's very embarrassing,''
Packers safety LeRoy Butler said. ``I was totally awful.''

The Packers weren't much better until Keith McKenzie's
club-record 88-yard fumble return touchdown started them on
a 20-point fourth quarter.

With the Steelers on the Packers 4 and apparently driving
for a touchdown that would have made it 34-3, they might
have gotten a little too cute.

They came out with a gadget play -- backup Mike Tomczak at
quarterback and Stewart at wide receiver -- but Reggie White
stripped the ball from Tomczak, who had just came off the

``We wanted to run a five-receiver play, but David Dunn hurt
his hand (in practice), so we were short a wideout,''
Tomczak said. ``So during the timeout, Kordell said, `Let me
run the pattern, and let Mike in at quarterback.' It sounded
like a great idea at the time.''

It was the kind of play that can swing a game -- and a
season -- but the Steelers' big lead saved them.

``The most important thing in this business is being able to
bounce back,'' Cowher said, whose Steelers get a rematch
Sunday at Tennessee. ``We're making some strides, now we
have to sustain it.''

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