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Dec. 3, 1996

Bears get six picked for six-man squad

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PECOS, Dec. 3 -- It's six-man football, so it figures that six men is
about as many as you can hope for on an all-district squad.

And six is how many players the Balmorhea Bears put on the first and
second team offenses for the All-District 8-A Six-Man squad, which was
released on Monday.

Balmorhea came close to that on defense as well, getting five players
named to the first and second-team units, after going 9-2 on the season
and finishing as district runners-up behind Grandfalls.

The Cowboys had five players named on both offense and defense, as they
won the 8-A Six-Man title and finished with a 12-1 mark, while third
place Dell City and fourth place Buena Vista had the players named
offensive and defensive MVPs for the 1996 season.

Balmorhea had two seniors, two junior and two sophomores named to the
team on offense, and five of those were also the team's defensive
all-district picks.

Named to the first team both on offense and defense for the Bears was
junior Zane Rhyne, who earned the honor at quarterback and safety. He
was joined on offense by senior Scott Clark at center and sophomore
Roger Lopez at fullback, while on defense junior Debiasie Mendoza was
chosen at linebacker and sophomore Arturo Miranda was a first team
selection at cornerback.

Clark was also named to the second team on defense, at cornerback,
while Lopez was a second team pick at tackle. On offense, Miranda was
chosen as second tailback, Miranda as second team spread back and senior
Ryan Steig was named to the second team at blocking end. Miranda also
shared first team honors with Sanderson's Roy Cash as kick-off man.

Clark also was named, along with Dell City's Abel Valles, to the West
All-Star team for next July's Six-Man All-Star game. The game is for
graduating seniors and the two were among 11 district players eligible
for the squad.

Despite Balmorhea's two junior and two sophomores on the all-district
squad, seniors dominated the overall selections for the team this year,
including Valles, the most valuable player on offense, and Buena Vista's
Jason Williams, the defensive MVP.

Overall, Dell City had the most individual players chosen to the team
with sevenm with five on offense, three on defense and one on speical
teams. District champion Grandfalls also placed six players overall on
the team, five on offense and five defensively; while Buena Vista and
Sanderson had six players selected as well, and Sierra Blanca and
Marathon had one player apeice chosen.

All-District 8-A Six Man
Offense First Team

MVP -- Abel Valles, Dell City, Sr.

Center -- Scott Clark, Balmorhea, Sr.

Blocking End -- Roy Cash, Sanderson, Sr.; Jon Richardson, Grandfalls,

Wide Receiver -- Conrado Armijo, Dell City, Sr.; Jason Williams, Buena
Vista, Sr.

Quarterback -- Zane Rhyne, Balmorhea, Jr.

Fullback -- Roger Lopez, Balmorhea, Soph.; Corey Moore, Grandfalls, Sr.

Tailback -- Roy Vasquez, Grandfalls, Soph.

Spread Back -- Javier Parra, Dell City, Sr.

Utility Back -- Alfonso Marquez, Grandfalls, Jr.

Kick Off -- Arturo Miranda, Balmorhea, Soph.; Roy Cash, Sanderson, Sr.

Extra Point -- Blake Gentry, Dell City, Soph.

Kick Returner -- Roy Vasquez, Grandfalls, Soph.

Punter -- Jason Williams, Buena Vista, Sr.

Punt Returner -- Lencho Galvan, Sanderson, Sr.

Second Team

Center -- Adrian Cadena, Dell City, Jr.

Blocking End -- Ryan Steig, Balmorhea, Sr.; Jeremy Braden, Buena Vista,

Wide Receiver -- Tim Thomas, Grandfalls, Sr.; Johnny Slaughter, Dell
City, Sr.

Quarterback -- Josh Graham, Buena Vista, Sr.

Fullback -- Dustin Sherwood, Buena Vista, Sr.

Tailback -- Arturo Miranda, Balmorhea, Soph.

Spread Back -- Debiasie Mendoza, Balmorhea, Jr.

Utility Back -- John Kennedy, Sanderson, Soph.

Defense First Team

Tackles -- Jon Richardson, Grandfalls, Sr.; Calvin Hutto, Sanderson, Sr.

Ends -- Corey Moore, Grandfalls, Sr.; Conrado Armijo, Dell City, Sr.

Linebackers -- Roy Cash, Sanderson, Sr.; Debiasie Mendoza, Balmorhea,
Jr.; Tim Thomas, Grandfalls, Sr.

Cornerbacks -- Roy Vasquez, Grandfalls, Soph.; Mike Sanchez, Sanderson,
Jr. Arturo Miranda, Balmorhea, Soph.

Safeties -- Johnny Slughter, Dell City, Sr.; Zane Rhyne, Balmorhea, Jr.

Second Team

Tackles -- Pryor Templeton, Dell City, Sr.; Roger Lopez, Balmorhea,
Soph. Jeremy Braden, Buena Vista, Sr.

Ends -- Jim Bob Mumme, Sanderson, Jr. Albert Gonzales, Buena Vista,

Linebackers -- Jesus Macillas, Sierra Blanca Jr.; Marcelino Hernandez,
Marathon, Soph.

Cornerbacks -- Mark Soto, Buena Vista, Sr.; Scott Clark, Balmorhea, Sr.

Safeties -- Danny Santiago, Grandfalls, Soph.; Josh Graham, Buena Vista,

Eagles eye improved result against Loboes

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PECOS, Dec. 3 -- The Pecos Eagles will get to see how much difference
their home court and two addition weeks of play make against the
Monahans Loboes tonight, when they host their former district rivals in
a 7:30 p.m. game.

The Eagles went 1-2 over the weekend at the Odessa Thanksgiving
Hoopfest, beating Odessa High's junior varsity around losses to Odessa
Permian and Arlington Lamar. It left the Eagles with a 4-3 record on the

Permian won the tournament title, and held only an eight-point lead
over Pecos before pulling away for a 93-71 win, while the Eagles used a
37-point final period to beat Odessa High's JV, 82-61, and saw Lamar
open up a big lead over three periods on the way to their 86-65 win.

The Eagles' other loss was on Nov. 19 in Monahans, when they were
beaten by the Loboes, 84-41. Shannon Shorter put in 33 points and has
averaged 32 points per game in his last four meetings against Pecos,
while Jason Pittman added 23. Omar Hinojos, who earned all-tournament
honors at Odessa, led the Eagles against the Loboes with 17.

Eagles' coach Mike Sadler said the games against the Class 5A schools
"definitely prepares us for (tonight's) game. In basketball the number
of A's doesn't matter, just the people who you can put out on the court."

Monahans took second in District 4-4A last February and are favored to
win the District 3-3A this year, their first in Class 3A.

Pecos' girls, are off tonight. They face district rival Fort Stockton
on Thursday in the first round of the Crane Invitational.

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