Andy Falls, high school football 3, sep 1972

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Andy Falls, high school football 3, sep 1972 - IP-DEL RIO (TEXAS) NEWS-HERALD, Wednesday,...
IP-DEL RIO (TEXAS) NEWS-HERALD, Wednesday, September 6,1972 By CARL GUYS >t. Big Blue Debut Things are looking bright Blue at the Del Rio High football camp. We got a preview of the new Blue and[ White Rams Tuesday evening and appearances had better not be deceiving — the football boys.looked trim and tough. Like professional soldiers weary of assimulated maneuvers the new breed of Blue-boys looked like they were hankering for a grid war. At a picture taking session Tuesday after a lengthy workout the Del Rioans were decked out in their new uniforms and despite' the newness and the absence of thigh pads the players looked impressive and carried themselves in a mature manner. The flic-feature followed a two-hour practice session under a broiling West Texas sun. The coaching staff, headed by Claude Fest, had 34 boys picked for the 1972 Ram squad, first to have the honor of entering the top class UlL grid family of AAAA stature this fall. Tuesday's workout shut off with a series of wind sprints designed to give the troops more lasting power for those tough 4th quarters coming up. . ,• ' Mental Bloc Headman Fest told the boys who appeared a bit .weary there towards the end that "it was all mental" and that "they~just thought they were dead tireo\ M The kids perspired freely but none expired and all lived to practice another day. As game day draws near the little ol' cotton-spitting' sessions like the one Tuesday will have payoffs later. The Big Blue could find things rosy right off of the grid bat Friday against the Redmen but will need the speed and staying power for four> periods. The Lakeview. Chiefs from San Angelo present a perplexing problem — they're heap big Indians — a lot Digger than their program weights, would lead one to believe. According to the lists the Chiefs average out around 3,62 overall, but Ram chief Coach Fest says, "You had better believe those Lakeview players are much heavier than that. We scouted them and 'they have one boy bigger than I am." C'mon Coach! All kidding on the level Fest said that a guard named Wayne Simpson seems like he's 20 pounds heavier than his 230-lb. listed mark and that the highly rated running back, John Paul Lee is "somewhere around 10 to 15 pounds huskier" than the program will show. Nothing Added Pointing to his own list, Coa9h Fest claimed that the program weights for all Rams were taken from the scale charts at physical exam day and nothing has been added to scare the gridguests or taken away to fool *em. That would put our^Troops out at around 159 pounds all over. That's not- very much weight to toss around on football Fridays but it is the best we can do, period. Our 34-player squad has 13 lettermen led by 3-time monogram winner Jerry • Fay and a pair of double lettermen in Mike Scott and Leon Best! We have a dozen seniors and 22 juniors with only three players listed as having no previous, experience, Jeff Burr, Steve Schroder and Andy Falls, newcomers^foHhe Ram herd this fall. The squad lists 18 boys up from the junior varsity status of last year and five of these dedicated troops will have starting roles, Stephen Quinones, Bernie Herrera, Tom Caldwell, Mike Gonzales and Ruben Cardenas with Quinones ticketed for a two-way post. Wealth Of Backs There are 13 Rams listed as backfield operatives .with the traffic heaviest at fullback where Quinones, David Simpson, Isodoro Barrera and Jeff Kemp aspire. Three left halfbacks, Leon Best, Jeff Burr and Gus Ramirez and three right halfbacks, Jerry Fay, Gary Rodriguez and Andy Falls give Del Rio switehability as does the trio of signal callers, Maria Hernandez, Felix Garcia and Mike Sadler. Films of the Ram scrimmage with Carrizo show a lot more than just running ability. Crisp blocking paved the way for the TD sweeps and gave the impetus which amassed the 477 yards, both of which cheered the hearts of the coaching staff. Fest and his staff of C.D. Kirchner, Walter Levermariri and Ronnie McFadin are confident that their.chargers will make a good showing againt the Chiefs, whatever the Indians weigh Friday. For the 60 expected plays we could alternate a ball carrier every 4V6 trips if necessary and that could wear put the Chiefs. However that won't be necessary if the immediate starters and their initial backup ball carriers come through in expected fashion. Defense Alerted Last year in the A.D. era (After Departure) Coach Fest and his staff welded the remaining squadmen into a pretty tough crew sparked by a defense that believed the best way to stop a runner was to stick 'im good and proper. ' This pre-season we see all this wealth of offensive talent but still the belief here is that our defense will have to keep its dander up for the full four quarters. One such alert will come in the opener when John Paul Lee Lakeview's acreage accruer comes onto the DRHS natural turf . With two letters to his credit the scintillating senior .Chief is well known among San Angelo opponents. A bumping acquaintance righ off of the bat here Friday would be the best manner for our defenders to meet "..Lee, . . ; That is if we can catch him. His press raves are,many including those in the Texas Football Magazine and evidently come off of performance rather than puffed up publicity. It will be interesting to see how our defense reacts to a thunder-runner. That's 30. Pest School, "Friday here will stages a and from tough It all in second Rams director Uvalde scouted with Chiefs Rams, The "run Paul

Clipped from Del Rio News Herald06 Sep 1972, WedPage 5

Del Rio News Herald (Del Rio, Texas)06 Sep 1972, WedPage 5
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