The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on November 27, 1981 · Page 14
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 14

Salina, Kansas
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Friday, November 27, 1981
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Victoria, Frontenac to fight for 2A title By KEN CORBITT Sporti Writer FRONTENAC - If ever a coach was pessimistic before a game it's Robert Teeter, who will bring his Victoria Knights here Saturday for the Class 2A state football championship against the Frontenac Raiders. "From the scouting reports I've heard on Frontenac, we can't run through the middle, we can't run outside and we can't pass. We might as well stay at home," Teeter said. But you can bet your bottom dollar that Teeter and his team will be here for the 1:30 p.m. kickoff. Victoria, 11-1, earned its first-ever shot at the state title with a 26-0 victory over Claflin last Friday. Frontenac, 12-0, advanced to the finals with a 25-6 victory over Clifton-Clyde. Both teams feature balanced attacks, but the game may be a low scoring one. Frontenac, a member of the CMC League in the southeast corner of state, has recorded six shutouts this season while the Knights have held their opponents scoreless seven times. "Either team is capable of scoring a lot of points," said Frontenac coach Greg Hafner. "But any time you have teams that are 11-1 or 12-0, you know they have good defenses." The Knights, who have won nine games in a row since losing to Plainville the third week of the season, have shut out their opponents in their last two playoff games. The Raiders have won each time they've stepped on the field this year, but in the latter part of the season they have completely dominated their opponents. In the last five games, Frontenac has outscored its opponents, 192-19. Victoria has rushed for over 1,900 yards this season and passed for another 1,100. Senior tailback John Basgall is the Knights' leading rusher with 998 yards. That balanced offense was in full evidence against Claflin as the Knights picked up 244 yards on the ground and 118 through the air. Frontenac's defense was very impressive against Clifton-Clyde, using its speed and quickness to keep the Eagles' running backs from turning the corners with their deceptive single-wing offense. "We'll Just try to do what we've been doing all year," Teeter said. "We'll try to run and pass and put some points on the board. If we can't execute we'll be in big trouble. The big question for us is execution." Quarterback Jeff Miller could be the key for the Knights. Clifton-Clyde is basically a running team and had little success against Frontenac. But Miller drops deep in the pocket to throw and has a good arm. "We know Victoria has a very good football team," Hafner said. "They have a fine quarterback and tailback and some good receivers. They have several tricks to their offense we'll have to stop." Frontenac is led by fullback Chris Lusker, who rushed for 167 yards on 21 carries against Clifton-Clyde, and quarterback Rick Simoncic, who completed 3-of-9 passes for 98 yards against the Eagles, including a 35- yard touchdown to Jess Macelli. "All we can do is play tough defense," Teeter said. "They won't do anything we haven't seen before. Our kids are pumped up and ready for this game. We'll Just go out and give it our best shot." VICTORIA (11 -1) Go«li (165-Sr) L.Robb»n (159-Sr) Stu. Dome (174-Sr) Stan Dom« (174.Sr) D.DInkel (165-Jr) G.DInk.l (165.5r) M.Robb»n( 155-Sr) Mlll»r (170-Sr) Pfann.nsliel (UO-Jr) Botaall (187-Jr) Hoffman (150-Jr) Go«tz (165-Sr) G.Dlnk.l (165.Sr) L.Robb«n (159-Sr) Stu Dom* (174-Sr) M.Robb«n (155-Sr) Kiin»r (155-Jr) D.DInkel (165-Jr) Pfann.njtl.l (140-Jr) VonLInt*! (160-Jr) T.Pfl»f»r (155-Sr) J.Pfi»f»r (145-Jr) PROBABLE LINEUPS OFFENSE Pot. RE RT RG C LG LT LE-TE QB FB TB WB DEFENSE RE RT NO IT LE LB LB LB-S CB CB S (12-0) FRONTENAC (155-Sr) Plouvlcr (185-Jr) Am«r«h«k (150-Sr) Krumtlck (155-Sr) Bruncttl (160-Jr) Swlh (185-Sr) Pvnnlngton (175-Jr) B.Simoncic (180-Sr) R.Simoncic (165-Sr) C.Luik.r (160-Sr) Sola (170-Jr) A.Luikcr (170-Jr) A.Lu$k»r (185-Sr) Am«r«h«k (175-Sr) Burnt (145-So) Thompson (155-Sr) Brurmttl (165-Sr) C.Lutkcr (150-Sr) Krumtlck (160-Sr) Sola (175-Jr) B.Simoncic . (140-Sr) FalUtll (125-Sr) Macvlll Elllt (26-0) Oiborn. (22-0) Plolnvlll. (7-18) Hill City (15-14) Phllllpiburg (23-6) Smith Center (8-0) LaCrotse (53-0) Stockton (8-0) Otlt-Bison (43-13) Atwood (39-34) Clmorron (8-0) Claflin (26-0) SEASON'S RESULTS W-W (13-7) BaxUr Springs W-W L-W W-W W-W W-W W-W W-W W-W W-W W-W W-W (12-7) NE-Arma (36-0) Rlv.rton (28-0) Galena (12-0) SE-Cherok** (6-0) Erie (16-14) St. Paul (48-0) Oiwcgo (28-7) Colgan (34-0) Mound City (57-6) Valley Fallt (25-6) Clifton-Clyde Friday, November 27,1981 — The Salina Journal Page 15 Bryant boots two Tide players TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (UPI) — Two Alabama football players, including All-Southeastern Conference tackle Bob Cayavec, were kicked off the team Thursday for breaking training rules, Coach Bear Bryant said. Bryant and university officials refused to elaborate on why Cayavec and guard Gary Bramblett were dismissed. However, a Birmingham Post-Herald source said Cayavec was arrested by city police about 1:30 a.m. Thursday for drunk driving. Bramblett, the newspaper source said, was not charged but was a pas• senger in Cayavec's car. Both players will miss Saturday's nationally-televised game against cross- state rival Auburn. A win for Bryant would make him the winningest coach in college history. Cayavec, a 6-foot-2, 246-pound Junior from Largo, Fla., was one of the two tackles named to the UPI 1981 All-SEC football team. The conference team was selected by media in the seven- state region and was announced Monday night. Bramblett, a 6-foot-2, 243-pound Junior from Dalton, Ga., was also a starter on this year's Crimson Tide squad. Cayavec's arrest was the second time this month an Alabama player has had a brush with the law. Starting fullback Ken Simon was arrested and charged with a felony for allegedly firing a 16-gauge shotgun at two university law students following a near traffic accident. He was charged with shooting into an occupied vehicle. Simon, who was released after posting $2,000 bond, was not dismissed from the team because Bryant said he did not break training rules. But earlier thii fall, three other players were suspended and later reinstated. Salina, We Need Your Pennies! Bring your pennies wrapped or to First Place West or First Place Downtown Paying a 25% Premium (for every 4 pennies/ we'll pay you 5«) Hoxie to battle Eagles in finals By ROD LAKE Sporti Writer TOPEKA — In the program listing under weight, Hoxie football coach Warren Sager says he'd like to list "none" for his team. Sager's team will — as usual — be out-manned physically this Saturday. Hoxie will tangle with last year's run- nerup, Silver Lake, for the Class 3A championship here at 1:30 p.m. at Logan Field. Although Hoxie will be giving up an average of 34 pounds per man on the line, the Indians have had to overcome that obstacle all year. "We're used to being smaller," Sager said. "We can't do anything about it now. We can't grow 'em any bigger." The Indians have done well with a small lineup this season as they have compiled an 11-1 record, including playoff wins over Latin, defending champion Plainville and Hillsboro. Hoxie's only defeat was a 2-0 loss to Class 4A Scott City in the season opener. Likewise, Silver Lake's two losses were against Class 4A opponents, Nemaha Valley and Santa Fe Trail. "We were 2-2 going into the last half of the season and our kids realized we had to start playing better," said Golden Eagle coach C.J. Hamilton. "It also helped when we starting playing schools our size." The Silver Lake mentor said his team's size advantage doesn't necessarily mean the Golden Eagles have an Redskins, Falcons to battle McPHERSON - Little River-Windom will attempt to do what nobody else has been able to accomplish this fall — defeat Baileyville. The Redskins, 9-2, will take on the unbeaten and top-ranked Falcons here Saturday in a 1:30 p.m. kickoff at McPherson College Stadium. The stakes are high as the winner will be crowned the Class 1A state champion. Baileyville, which went 9-0 during the regular season, has been quite impressive in the first two rounds of the state playoffs. The Nemaha Valley League champs have posted shutout wins over both Burlingame (37-0) and Waverly (36-0). Running back Russ Deters scored three touchdowns on runs of 4, 15 and 26 yards to pace Baileyville to its semifinal victory over Waverly last week. Little River, meanwhile, has defeated Heart of America rival Canton- Galva (13-0) and South Barber (28-14) to reach the finals. The Redskins, who shared the HOA title with Marquette and Canton-Galva, were led by sophomore Wade Wright in their victory over South Barber. He scored two touchdowns and rushed for 183 yards. advantage. "Sometimes it can work against you," he said. "We're concerned with how quick they are so we're going to have to get off the ball and try to nuetrallze their quickness." Sager said his team will have to continue to play good defense if it is to earn Class 3A bragging rights. "I think the key will be whether our defense can stop their offense," Sager said. "Our defense bends but it doesn't break." The Indians will try to stop a ground- orientated attack that is capable of scoring through the air as well. Fullback Bobbie Pfannenstiel, a 5-11, 180-pound senior, leads the Golden Eagles. Pfannenstiel has rushed 135 times for 897 yards and scored seven touchdowns this season. But halfback Clint Wichman is the big-play man for Silver Lake. He's a potential first down every time he touches the ball. Wichman carried the ball 75 times and gained 778 yards for a 10.3 per carry average and crossed the goal line five times. Quarterback Bruce Ferguson and split end Jerry Kruger are Silver Lake's main passing threats. Ferguson has completed 49-of-107 passes for 897 yards and 16 touchdowns. Kruger has caught 29 passes for almost 400 yards, including 10 touchdowns. But Hamilton is concerned with Hoxie quarterback Kevin Ziegler, who has emerged as a team leader and maybe the best signal caller in this area. HOXIE (11-1) Lambert (150-Jr) Appelhani (180-Sr) Mills (140-Sr) Balnter (150-Sr) Rietcheck (UO-Sr) orSchlppen (165 So) Och«(175Sr) Schlltl (ISOJr) Zlealer (180-Sr) Seolock (160-Jr) Cooper (155-Sr) Krannowitter (125.So) PROBABLE LINEUPS OFFENSE Pot. TE IT LG C RG RT SE QB FB RB Gllllland (155-So) Mills (140-Sr) Ochs (175 Sr) Appelhans (180-Sr) Sealock (160-Jr) Cooper (155-Sr) Lambert (150-Jr) Schlick (150-Jr) Ostmeyer (130-Sr) Zlealer (180-Sr) Nlblock (145-Jr) DEFENSE LE LT RT-NG RE-RT MIB-RE OLB-LLB RCB LCB S S Scott City (2-0) Colby (20-0) Goodland(21-20) Olghton (28-6) St. Francis (38-0 Atwood (7-6) Oakley (29-6) WaKeeney (7-6) Oberlln (20-16) Lakln (41-6) Plainville (21-0) Hillsboro (19-13) SEASON'S RESULTS (9-2) SILVER LAKE (170-Sr) Sola (200-Jr) Brent (215-Sr) Herrlnglon (165-Jr) Ludwlck (216-Sr) McDonlel (225-Sr) Houth (180-Sr) Kruger (160-Sr) Ferguson (IBO-Jr) Pfannenttlel (150-Sr) Wichman Fl (150 Jr) Johnson (207-Sr) C.lelker (200-Jr) Brent (216-Sr) McDanlel (225-Sr) Housh (205-Jr) T.Leiker (170-Sr) Sola OLB-RLB (180-Jr) Pfonnenstlel (150-Jr) Johnson (160-Sr) Ferguson (UO-Sr) Ollllnger (IBO-Sr) Kruger L-L (13-6) Nemoha Valley W-W (48-0) Mission Valley W-0 Silver Lake open W-W (33-0) Royal Valley W-L (33-6) Santa Fe Trail W-W (27-0) Otoge City W-W (55-0) Wabauntee W-W (36-0) SI. 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