Andy Falls, high school football 4, sep 1972

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Andy Falls, high school football 4, sep 1972 - 6A-DEL RIO (TEXAS) NEWS-HERALD. Thursday....
6A-DEL RIO (TEXAS) NEWS-HERALD. Thursday. September 28,1972 GARCIA GROUNDED Two Rams Shore Quarterback Call By CARL GUYS • News-Herald Staff Mario Hernandez, 142-lb. junior, . and Mike Sadler/ 185-lb. classmate, have been shouldered with the signal calling responsibility for the Del Rio Rams for Friday's game with the Tivy Antlers in Kerrville, announced head .coach Claude Fest today. "Felix Garcia x has. been grounded more or less after a visit to. a local doctor. The diagnosis showed a - slightly pulled groin muscle. This puts us in sort of a bind since Hernandez is still hampered somewhat with a leg injury. That leaves us. with one healthy quarterback in Mide Sadler. Garcia will take his uniform to Kerrville just in case the need arises. We could conceivably use him just to hand off without the risk of running or passing." ' The quarterback situation grew worse when JV signal caller Robert Hernandez remained on the flu bug list and out of school again today." Fest had had plans to use the sophomore quarterback for backup duty at Kerrville. The plan now calls for Mario Hernandez to start the action in the Hill Country with Mike Sadler as the first insert and Felix Garcia as. the last resort. Defensively the . Rams will open with Gus Cardenas and Gary Rodriguez at the cor net back slot with Leon Best at one halfback post and either Andy Falls or Carlos Cordova at the other! Best has had two exams by local physicians and pronounced "okay" to play although he has'"ran out of gas" in the early stages of the games for some, mysterious reason, repdtte'd'CoaBJuFest. The Rams wound up the week's prep sessions • this morning and according to Fest "showed a little added life" especially in Wednesday's workout. : The squad spent Monday and Tuesday working on their own .-execution plus a bit toward defenssing Kerryille's offensive plans. Wednesday's work .session and this morning's finale put the play polish on the game plans. Fest and his staff of C.D. 1 Kirchner, Walter Levermann and Ronnie McFadin hope for a "more alert" execution at Kerrville Friday than was seen at Uvalde alst weekend when the Rams relaxed at the wrong times and fell victims by a 49-7 to the Coyotes. "We know that our squad is better than the Uvalde score indicated," declared Fest. "It was obvious at the game and in the game films that our mistakes cost us some scoring opportunities and gave some to Uvalde. The Coyotes have a fine team but we helped kill our own scoring chances and gave them :some of theirs," ' added the coach. Fest also pointed out that "We are small, and young. We .average "out~at around 162 pounds and most of our boys are in the 15 and 16 year old- age bracket but I still think we are capable of playing with our scheduled teams on a successful basis if we execute correctly." The youth of the grid squad stands out like the Olympic' -torch with only two '18-year-olds on the entire 34-mari squad. Jerry Fay and Mike, Scott, senior operatives are the two oldest squadmen. Ram starters Mario Hernandez is 16, David *-3tmpson, 17, Stephen Quinones, 17, Victor Luna, 17 and Carlos Cordova, 17, with 16-year-olds, George McFarlen, Ruben Cardenas, Tom Caldwell, Bemie Herrera, Keith Stone, Andy Falls, Leon "Best, Gary Rodriguez and Rusty Chalk. With the move up into Class • AAAA football wars this year the Del Rio troops are "a y/ar away" from their high school playing potential. -Head coach Fest and his staff are in their third season and can expect 23 lettermen back next year. But, like the headman declared today, "We are in the 'now' stage and our coaching staff, believes the squad is capable of better performances than the overall operation at Uvalde last weekend. • "Despite our lack of size and age we have a lot of talent •among the squadmen and look for, an improved performance in the Hill Country. There was some definite ' progress made during this week's drills and it should reflect against Kerrville or at least we expect it to." Besides the quarterback dileraa the ^Rarns must overcome their ''moments of relaxation" and perform alertly for • "four full quarters pointed out the head, coach. We've -got to stay in the game all the way. Heck, at Uvalde both our .defensive and offensive units played very well at times but the few instances in which we didn't adjust correctly to t the •- Coyotes offense they killed us." For the Tivy contest Fest hinted, "We should see some escalated action by our .defensive secondary and also from the pass rushing corps. Although our scouting reports * show that Tivy has only thrown' 10 passes and used a few screen aerials . in three games you never know what an opponent will do until you meet them on the field. We will be prepared' for both their gound and air game and we expect some interceptions plus . some longer runbacks of the punts and kickoffs." Del Rio's Jerry Fay and Leon Best were both adept at bringing the ball back on long jaunts last year but to date haven't hit their stride. Other than Best being listed with the defensive unit for two-way duty and Ruben tabbed for a cornerback post the Del Rioans will go with the same'iineups they used at Del Delaware Tops Small Colleges NEW YORK (AP) - .The University University of Delaware Blue Hens trampled Gettysburg 64*7 last Saturday and retained their No. 1 ranking today in this week's Associated Press poll for college college division football teams. The Top Ten college division teams with first-place votes in parentheses and total points. Points based on 2Q.18-16.14-12- KM-8-etc.: '•; 1. Delaware (11) 334 2. LouisianaTech(4) 300 3. North Dakota (2) 286 4. TennesseeState(l) 225 5. BoiseState 132 6. Carson-Newman HI 7. Texas Southern 110 8. Drake (1) 81 9. WesternCarolina 74 10. McNeese Slate 67 , .Mario Hernandez opens at quarterback with a backCeld of Best, Fay and Simpson. The- offensive line will have Cardenas and Cordova at the terminals; McFarlane and Caldwell at tackles, Stone and Luna at guards and Mike Scott at center. •„.... Defensively the Rams will go with Quinones, Chalk, Humberto Barrera and McFarlane in the front four, linebackers Scott, Stone and Herrera plus .the defensive backs and comer back mentioned above. In summing up the situation after this , morning's final session Coach Fest said, "That's the lineup which came • out~o£-this week's workouts. We think it is up to the task at Tivy. Barring other injuries we. should come home* with a victory and an even tab of 2-2 in predistrict play." Del - Rio enters District 32- AAAA action in San Antonio against Sidney Lanier High's Voks on Oct. , 6 after years . of association in Class AAA competition. is be

Clipped from Del Rio News Herald28 Sep 1972, ThuPage 3

Del Rio News Herald (Del Rio, Texas)28 Sep 1972, ThuPage 3
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