The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on November 15, 1992 · 27
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SPORTS Lincoln Journal-Star SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1992 Comfouaskeirs mmM in Waldeii's pond ,7 1 f'S ",(d ft.,) O fi 1 f rd : Z f TED KIRKAJNCOLN JOURNAL-STAR Iowa State's Doug Ragaller (74) and Tony Booth (73) celebrate Chris Ulrich's (left) touchdown with 10:50 left Saturday at Ames, Iowa. The score was ISU's only touchdown in its 19-10 upset of Nebraska. Iowa State quarterback has game to remember Big Eight Standings By Curt McKeever Lincoln Jouvnal-Star AMES, Iowa Iowa State quarterback Marvin Seller was content to ride it out unceremoniously with the Cyclone football team this year. Saturday, the fifth-year senior got to ride the shoulders cf ecstatic ISU fans after he led his club to a 19-10 victory against stunned Nebraska. "I can't really put into words how good I feel today," said Seiler, who came to Iowa State only because the Cyclones were the only NCAA Divi sion I-A school to recruit him from Joliet, 111. "I pretty much got attacked down there (on the field). I think I received more hugs today than I have in my entire life. I was just hoping to get back into the locker room." Prior to Saturday's game, Seiler was probably best remembered by Iowa State fans for his pass off a fake field goal play against Oklahoma that led to a touchdown in the Cyclones 33-31 win two years ago their first See ISU on page 6D Coherence AD game W L T W L T Nebraska 4 1 0 7 2 0 Colorado 4 11 8 11 Kansas 4 2 0 7 3 0 Oklahoma 3 1 2 5 3 2 Oklahoma State 2 3 1 4 5 1 Iowa State 2 4 0 4 6 0 Kansas State 1 4 0 4 5 0 Missouri 1 5 0 2 8 0 Saturday's result Iowa State 19. Nebraska 10 Colorado 25, Kansas 18 Missouri 27. Kansas State 14 Oklahoma 15, Oklahoma State 15, tie Saturday's games Iowa State at Colorado Oklahoma State at Kansas State Kansas at Missouri Nebraska. Oklahoma idle By Ken Hambteton Lincoln Journal-Star AMES, Iowa This is one for the earthbound folks. For the brave 42,008 fans in the permafrost of Cyclone Stadium, Iowa State brought Nebraska's high-wire act crashing to the ground in a 19-10 upset Saturday afternoon. "Iowa State was out there as high as we were against Kansas and Colorado," Nebraska I-back Derek Brown said. "At least it looked that way. On the inside, we weren't as ready, and we didn't seem like the team we were the last two weeks." Nebraska was far from the fifth-and seventh-ranked football team that dazzled national television audiences with wins of 52-7 over then-No. 8 Colorado and 49-7 over then-No. 13 Kansas. Instead, it was Iowa State that ground out 399 yards of offense and held the ball for 74 plays and 37 minutes while Nebraska flailed at the air as ISU quarterback Marv Seiler and fullback Chris Ulrich ran past. 'It hit me' "It hit me," said NU Coach Tom Osborne, whose team fell to 7-2 overall and 4-1 in the Big Eight "It's a sad day for us and a great day for Iowa State. And I want them to realize what they did. They did a good job." The upset gave the 4-6 Cyclones the first win by a losing team against an Osborne-coached Nebraska team (he became the head coach in 1973) and the first ISU win against the Corn-huskers since 1977. "It's a little more overwhelming than I think I can handle," said Iowa State Coach Jim Walden. "It's a beautiful victory." As pretty as it was for ISU, it was as disappointing for Nebraska. The Comhuskers, leading the nation in scoring and rushing going into the game, were held to 246 yards 79 in the second half. "I don't think we were as intense as we needed to play, and we needed to play well," said Osborne, who had NU ISU 13 20 39-192 70-373 54 26 246 399 0 -1 3-12-0 3-4-0 7-40.9 2-38.0 0-0 4-0 5-40 2-13 22:45 37:15 2-11 .6-16 0-1 : 1-1 D Scoring, team stats Nebraska 3 7 0 0 10 Iowa State 3 9 0 7 19 ISU FQ T. Stewart 37 Neb FQ Bennett 33 ISU FQ T. Stewart 32 Neb Lewis 15 pass from Frazier (Bennett kick) ISU FQ T. Stewart 45 ISU FG T. Stewart 30 ISU Ulrich 2 run (T. Stewart kick) A 42.008 First downs Rushes-yards Passing yards Total yards Return yards Passing Punts Fumbles-lost Penalties-yards Time of possession Third-down conversions Fourth-down conversions warned that his team might suffer a letdown. No one described Nebraska's feelings better than freshman quarterback Tommie Frazier. Frazier, who had led NU to three Big Eight wins and back into the national title chase since supplanting senior Mike Grant as the starter, limped off the field after an afternoon of pain and frustration. Bruised knee Bothered by a bruised left knee in the first half, Frazier was limited to minus-7 yards rushing and two completions for 39 yards in the second half. "They shut down all circuits of our offense the option, the passing and the running," he said. "We couldn't run the plays we normally run. "We were flat. Not like when we played Kansas or Colorado. We were kind of out there, going through the motions." Those motions weren't enough to slow Iowa Staters wishbone offense and solid defense most of the game. Nebraska scored on a 33-yard field goal by Byron Bennett with 5:17 left in the first quarter to tie the score. The Comhuskers took a 10-6 lead when Frazier scrambled madly to his right, left and back to the right before slipping a sidearm pass to fullback Lance Lewis that turned into a 15-yard touchdown with 11:49 left in the first half. After that, Nebraska never threat- ened. Iowa State chewed up the yards and the clock with fullback dives, quarterback options and steady rlrivps Two more kicks Before the end of the first half, Iowa State picked up two more field goals by Omahan Ty Stewart to take a 12-10 lead. The only scoring in the second half came after senior quarterback Seiler, in his first career start, broke loose on a 78-yard keeper around right end to set up a 2-yard touchdown by Ulrich with 10 : 50 left in the game. The Cyclone defense swept up all that was left, stopping Nebraska at the ISU 37 and again at the ISU 34 to end any Nebraska hopes. "The key for us was we didn't blitz and we didn't give Nebraska chances with mistakes we might have made," . said ISU middle linebacker Malcolm Goodwin, who led the Cyclones with , 11 tackles. "It had to be hard for Nebraska going into the fourth quarter and not be beating the crap out of somebody, like they usually do. "We were just dogs to them, but we were ferocious dogs, protecting something special, and we weren't going to let anybody, even Nebraska, kick our tails." The Comhuskers never had a drive of more than nine plays. The Cyclones scored their field goals on drives of 11, 12, 13 and seven plays in the first half. Iowa State converted a fourth-and-inches at its 40 early in the second quarter and even recovered from a 12-yard quarterback sack when NU's John Parrella was penalized for See HUSKERS on page 6D ig plays, big heart give LSE big win in all-city final . By Ryty Jane Hambteton Lincoln Journal-Star Big plays put Lincoln Southeast in control Saturday in the Class A state football championship game, but it was the big heart of a backup that helped the Knights retain their title. Southeast turned back Lincoln High 17-0 before a crowd of 8,382 at Seacrest Field to win its fourth state championship and the Knights' second straight title. It was the first all-Lincoln title game in the 18 years of state football playoffs. "We got a spark early and went from there," said Southeast Coach Chuck Mizerski "I thought we played pretty damned well. We had a lot more chances to score and couldn't and you have to credit Lincoln High for that. They weren't about to roll over." The early spark was a 35-yard pass to Giff Anderson to set up the Knights first touchdown, a 3-yard run by Aaron Barksdale. "It was a fade pattern you read. If the corner drops off, you hitch inside and if he is on you, you go deep," Anderson said. "Shawn (quarterback Christen) just threw a perfect pass." Three plays later, Barksdale scored and Bryce Cann's extra point made it 7-0. The big heart was provided by Barksdale, who came on to play I- back for the Knights. "One person I'm really proud of is Aaron Barksdale. He came in and did a great job," Mizerski said. "We lose Jim Mahoney on the first play of the game and Ty Goode re-sprained his ankle about the sixth play. , "Aaron has hardly practiced I-back for a week or so. And he came in and did a really nice job." Barksdale was the workhorse in Southeast's ball-control offense, rushing 30 times for 113 yards. Mahoney missed nearly two D David City Aquinas ready to take . on No. 1 Battle Creek. Page 4D Q Top-ranked Falls City SH cruises to easy victory. Page 4D games after he separated his shoulder, but he returned to spark the Knights with 65 yards at Alliance and 118 at Columbus. The Knights' defense held Lincoln High's running game in check, allowing just 55 yards rushing. Ka price Walker, the Links' leading rusher down the stretch, gained just 20 yards on 10 carries. "The kids just decided they wanted to do it," said Doug Miller, LSE's defensive coordinator. "Captain Jeff Kenna said earlier this week that we would play four quarters of defense. "We'd been getting scored on in the first quarter. It took a quarter and a half for us to get started at Columbus and it took us two quarters to get started at Alliance." The Southeast defense turned back Lincoln High's deepest drive of the first half. Following the Knights' first touchdown, the Links drove to the LSE 30-yard line and elected to go for it on fourth-and-seven. Quarterback Andy Campbell, who was playing after spraining his knee in Monday's semifinal win over Millard South, threw toward Josh McGrane near the end zone but Mike Hassler batted the ball away. The Knights scored in a flurry after that. Six plays later; Christen hit Hassler with a 46-yard touchdown strike down the left sideline. On the next play, Campbell had the ball batted out of his hands and Matt Shada scooped it up and rambled 36 yards to the Lincoln High 8-yard line. But the Links held, and Cann connected on a 30-yard field goal for a 17-0 lead. "I saw the quarterback got hit and the ball popped out. I knew we could advance it, so I just picked it up and started running," said Shada. "I was hoping I could get it in. Ill catch heck for that for awhile." The Links fumbled the ensuing kickeff, but Southeast was stopped after driving to the 19-yard line. Tadd Wegner caught Goode for a 6-yard loss on a reverse. Lincoln High threatened in the third quarter when Campbell connected with McGrane at the LHS 25-yard line for a first down and then threw deep to McGrane. But the senior tight end couldn't hold on to the ball and Campbell was intercepted on the next play by Anderson. 'The quarterback was scrambling and I think the receiver fell down," said Anderson. "I was standing where the receiver was supposed to be and it came right to me." Anderson returned the interception 13 yards, but Lincoln High returned the favor on the next play when Kris Breazeale intercepted a Christen pass in the end zone and returned it 22 yards. "We've been able to run at everyone this year, but they turned us inside," said Lincoln High Coach Harold Simpson. "We couldn't seem to get anything going and they got the big play. That pass to Anderson made a big difference. The Links had just 11 yards rushing in the second half, but threatened in the fourth quarter when Campbell connected on four straight passes for 75 yards to the LSE 9-yard line. But Tony Anderson tripped up Walker for a 6-yard loss and after Eric Anderson batted away a pass, Tony Anderson sacked Campbell twice to end the drive. 1 J !PPMWi.uwM!l i ' -1 'tf-.T'-. , '- .; ' .i, , . t . , . . , ... . . HARALO DflEIMANtSUNCOLN JOURNAL -STAR Southeast's Aaron Barfcsdale (3), Jeff Kenna (59) and Nate DeNell (82) bring down La-teaf King (20) of Lincoln High Saturday in the finals of the Class A State High School Football Playoffs at Seacrest Field. Southeast successfully defended its state title with a 1 7-0 victory. UCLA topples uskers LOS ANGELES - Natalie Williams had 16 kills to lead top-ranked and undefeated UCLA to a 15-11, 15-6, 15-7 win against Nebraska Saturday night in the final round of the Pac-10-Big Eight Challenge. Tournament most valuable player Elaine Youngs chipped in 11 kills, 14 digs and three ace blocks to pace the Bruins (25-0) to their 14th-straight three-set sweep. UCLA has lost only two sets this season. The Huskers 18-4 and ranked fourth and fifth in the latest college polls took leads of 5-3, 7-5 and 8-6 in the first game before the Bruins roared back. UCLA hit at a .444 clip in the third game, making only seven errors in 36 attacks. Middle blocker Stephanie Thater, a 6-foot-2 senior from Union, Mo, was the only Husker to make the all-tournament team. She had 28 kills in two matches, including 14 against UCLA. 00z Shickley runs state string to six Firearm deer hunters have fair success Page 3E ft No. 2 Michigan ekes out tie Page 2D Peru State romps past NWU Page 3D Expansion draft has plenty of depth Page 7D I Scoreboard Page 2E By Steve Sippks Lincoln Journal-Star Giltner volleyball coach Bill Root was impressed with Shickley's serving. "They serve extremely tough," Root said. "Every ball is under the antenna. That makes it tough to receive." Serving's one thing, but there's something else about the Longhorns that impresses Root. It's Shickley's state-record string of state championships. The streak reached six Saturday night when the Longhorns defeated the Hornets 15-5, 18-16 to win the Class D-2 crown at Pershing Auditorium. Shickley won Class D-l titles in 1387 and 1988 and now has won the past four D-2 crowns. "There shouldn't be any complaints in Shickley," Root said. "(Shickley Coach) Dan Sorge has done a great job. He's had great athletes. It's just unbelievable. Holy smokes. To redo that string will be tough." Second-ranked Giltner, which finished 19-5, made things difficult for top-ranked Shickley (23-2) at times Saturday night. Especially in the second game. Shickley grabbed a 14-11 lead when 5-foot-9 senior Teri Sherbeck slammed a free ball for a kill. But Giltner stormed back, taking a 15-14 lead on a service ace by Jessica Bieck. After a sideout, Shickley took advantage of two Giltner errors for a 16-15 lead. But after three more sideouts, Joni Hinrichs' kill tied it 16-16. Shickley, however, regained serve, and Brenda Johnson slammed a kill before Teri Sherbeck served an ace for the win. And yet another state title. This title capped a season in which Shickley's state- Senior setter Clerc sparks Bellevue West to Class A title. Page 5D Callaway has fun, extends winning streak to 47 matches. Page 5D record winning string of 104 matches was ended with a loss to Chester-Hubbell Byron in the finals of the Fairmont Invitational. The Longhorns later lost to Nelson. Sorge, who coached each of the six Shickley title teams, admitted his team from last year was quicker than this team. But he said this year's team "has a lot of confidence in themselves. They have pride." Shickley also prospered this season thanks to Sherbeck and Koch, who's also a 5-9 senior. Saturday night, Sherbeck pounded 17 kills, and Koch added 11. Stephanie Preissler. a 5-9 junior, led Giltner with 11 kills. She was particularly tough on Shickley down the stretch in the second game. While Koch and Sherbeck, as usual were major factors, both coaches agreed serving played a key role. "We served aggressively tonight, " Sorge said. "When I talked to Bill before the game, he thought the key would be how they handled our serve, and I thought they had trouble with it. They didn't pass well enough to get into their offense consistently." Brenda Johnson, a 5-7 senior, served a match high five aces while contributing five kills and four ace blocks. Shannon Johnson, a 5-8 senior, got Shickley off to a good start by opening the match with two service aces. Four of See SHICKLEY on page 50 n n S.4

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