The Selma Times-Journal from Selma, Alabama on October 13, 1991 · 19
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Football Alabama. 62 " 1 ' ularc ntf i 0 Mississippi Stale ...31 Kentucky 6 Arkansas 29 Houston. 17 High School Morgan Academy 49 Marengo Academy 14 Scores i lot i d -................. ....... 3 Tennessee 18 LSU ....70 Arkansas State 14 Miami. Fla .26 Penn State.. 20 Dallas County. 20 Maples ville 18 (OT) Southside 52 Central-Hayneviile 1 4 Wilcox Academy 13 Lowndes Aea. .10 (OT) Meadowview Chr .54 Mobile Faith Aca. 34 Catherine Academy 48 Ft Dale Academy .20 Keith 14 Francis Mahon 8 Selma.. .24 A.L. Johnson 32 John Essex.. D Alabama has fun in 62-0 rout of Tulane TUSCALOOSA (AP) The Alabama offense recorded 572 yards and 48 points. The defense blocked a field goal, got three interceptions, including a 92-yard touchdown, and pitched a shutout. The kicking game got a 69-yard punt return for a score. All that added up to a 62-0 victory for the No. 19 Crimson Tide over winless Tulane on Saturday. Freshman David Palmer scored on a 69-yard punt return and two passes, Siran Stacy ran for ope touchdown and passed for another, and Tommy Johnson ended the massacre by running 92 yards with an interception. I think I played a pretty decent game, Palmer said. I think Im doing really good for a freshman, but I know I can do better. Alabama (5-1) got points the first six times it handled the ball, despite losing 70 yards on eight penalties. The Tide thus ended a three-game tuneup for next Saturdays Southeastern Conference game at Birmingham against Tennessee. Alabama has outscored Vanderbilt, Tennessee-Chattanooga and Tulane 163-24. Tulane has been outscored 253-50 in iteseveft lossete.. , , With less than two minutesgone, Palmer took a punt at the Alabama 31, dodged two defenders and ran down the right sideline to score. Before the half ended, he scored on a 26-yard pass from Stacy and a 6-yarder from Danny Woodson. With Alabama going deep into its reserves, Stacy carried the ball only eight times and gained 78 yards, including his 31-yard scoring run. In addition, he got 33 yards on two catches. It was a pretty good day offensively, Stacy said. A lot of guys played and we scored a lot of points. We had some penalties, but Id give us a B-plus overall on offense. Alabamas first half production included a 14-yard run by Kevin Turner and field goals of 30 and 35 yards by Hamp Greene. Alabama failed to score only once in the first half after getting the ball at its own 30 with just 49 seconds left Alabama cornerback Antonio Langham intercepted Tulane passes at the Tulane 29 and the Alabama 27. Tulane had three late futile chances against Alabamas reserves. Tulane drove to the Alabama 16 early in the final period, with Billy Duncan completing passes of 19 and 16 yards, but Jeremy Nunley blocked a 32-yard field goal attempt by Gary Butler. Charles Gardner returned the blocked kick 26 yards. The Green Wave wasted two later chances. ' Joey Perry returned a kickoff 89 yards to the Alabama 4. Chance Miller got only two yards on two carries and two passes into the end zone failed. We really didnt want to score that much, Alabama coach Gene Stallings said. BAMA Palmer 69 punt return (Greene kick) BAMA Turner 1 4 run (Greene kick) BAMA FG Greene 30 BAMA FG Greene 35 BAMA Palmer 26 paji from Stacy (Greene kick) BAMA Palmer 6 pass from Woodson (Greene kick) BAMA Stacy 3 1 run (Greene kick) BAMA Houston 4 tun (Greene kick) BAMA Harris 8 tun (Greene kick) BAlylA Johnson 92 interception return (Greene kick) INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING: TULANE Dennis 8-36. Miller 13-34, Perry 3-15, Duncan 2-4, Woods 4-3, T. Clark 1-2. BAMA Stacy 8-78, Houston 6-39, Williams 6-34, Spikes 4-33, Turner 4-32, Harris 4-30, Anderson 5-23, Woodson 3-21, Palmer 1-15, Lassie 6-14, Barker 5-7, Lynch 2-6. PASSING: TULANE Woods 8-21-2-135, Duncan 5-J4-1-57. BAMA Woodson 10-13-0-157, Barker 3-3-0-57, Stacy 1-1-0-26. RECEIVING: TULANE Ursin 5-112, Ballard 3-37, Perry 1-19, T. Clark 1-9, Miller 2-7, Young 1-8. BAMA Lee 1-59, Palmer 3-43, Turner 3-42, Stacy 2-33, Houston 1-29, Warren 1-16, Swinney 1-9, Anderson 1-8, Lynch 1-1. ' . Photo by DAVID KOHN The Lion stops here The Southside Panthers' defense and offense had its way with Central High of Hayneviile Friday night, whipping the Lions 52-14. I i i i 4 Photo by DON HARVELL Trojans roll Jason King of Meadowview Christian rushes for some of his 18 yards he gained in the Trojans' 54-34 victory over Mobile's Faith Academy Friday night. It was Meadowview's homecoming. See complete details of game on page C5. Auburn escapes Vanderbilt Late field goal saves Tigers vs. Commodores, 24-22 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Jim Von Wyle atoned for an earlier missed field goal as be connected from 27 yards away with 1:27 left to play Saturday night, lifting No. 24 Auburn to a 24-22 victory over Vanderbilt. Von Wyle, who had missed an earlier game-winner to the right with 4:23 left, made good on his second chance as he kicked the football through the center of the uprights. Von Wyles kick allowed Auburn (4-2 overall, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) to avoid becoming the first Tiger team since 1981 to lose three games in succession. The loss was the fourth in a row for Vanderbilt (1-5, 0-3) which drove to the Auburn 38 in the final seconds but had a 55-yard field goal attempt by Jeff Owen fade wide to the left of the crossbar. Von Wyles kick allowed the Tigers, who led 21-10 at the half, to overcome a pair of third-quarter touchdown runs by Commodore quarterback Marcus Wilson. On Vandys first possession of the second half, Wilson took Vandy 57 yards in just six plays to paydirt. Wilson capped the drive three plays later with a 7-yard keeper around his own right end. Wilsons run for the 2-point conversion was stopped short leaving Auburn up 21-16. Wilson gave Vandy a first down at the Tiger 15 after a 20-yard scramble and scored on third-and-9 when he scrambled up the middle then found a seam to the end zone. The Commodore edge stayed at 22-21 as Wilson again was stopped short of the goal line as he attempted to run for 2 points. Vanderbilt surprised the Tigers early, moving to the Aubum 1 when Marcus Wilson flipped a desperation pass to Corey Harris on the right sideline and Harris raced 68 yards to set up a keeper by Wilson for the touchdown and a 7-0 lead with 11:03 left in the opening quarter. Auburn got the touchdown back on a 1-yard run by Teapot Brown with 24 seconds left in the quarter, but Von Wyle was wide on his extra-point attempt, leaving Vanderbilt with a 7-6 edge. Alex Smith gave Aubum the lead when he snaked 73 yards on a third-and-27 dive play from the Tiger 27-yard line. Smith bounced off three potential tacklers near the line of scrimmage and then found an open alley to the end zone. The Tigers tacked on a 2-point conversion run by Otis Mounds after Smiths scoring run to lead 14-7. Wilson attempted to pass on the first play after Auburn kicked off and Tiger free safety Mike Pina picked off the pass and returned the football 30 yards to the Commodore 28. Six plays later, Reid McMilion knifed through the Vandy defense for 11 yards and a touchdown, pushing the Tiger lead to 21-7. Scoring VANDY Wilson 1 nln (Owen kick) AUBURN Brown t run (kick failed) AUBURN Smith 73 rnn (Mounds run) AUBURN McMilion 3 run (Von Wyl kick) VANDY FG Owen 37 VANDY Wilson 7 run (ran failed) VANDY Wilson 14 ran (ran failed) AUBURN FG Von Wyl 27 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING: AUBURN Smith 8-115, Frazier 8-49, Mounds 10-43, Brown 9-43, White 4-14, McMilion 3-10, Parker l-(-17). VANDERBILT: Wilson 21-94, Harris 21-62, Lewis 6-13, Chalmers 6-13, Payne 1-4. PASSING: AUBURN White 10-18-0-125. VANDERBILT Wilson 5-9-2-161, Healey 2-6-0-22, Harris 0-1 -0-0. RECEIVING: AUBURN Baxter 2-37, Smith 1-24, Overton 1-16, Russell 1-16, Sanders 1-13, Casey 1-12, Hall 1-11, Brown l-(-l). Mounds l-(-3). VANDERBILT Harris 4-107, Sevillian 3-76. S ,q s d v o a it 3 it Braves bury Bucs; take 2-1 advantage ATLANTA (AP) The war chant began a half-hour before the game, and the Braves werent even on the field yet. If the Pittsburgh Pirates didnt know they were in trouble then, it sure didnt take long to find out. Not a first-pitch home run by Orlando Merced, not John Smileys great record in the daytime, not anything could deny the Braves and their frenetic fans Saturday. With owner Ted Turner and fiancee Jane Fonda joining the crowd in tomahawk chops, Greg Olson and Ron Gant and Sid Bream did some chopping, too. Olson homered to cap a four-run first inning and Gant and Bream later connected as the Braves won a postseason game in Atlanta for the first time ever, beating Pittsburgh 10-3 for a 2-1 lead in the NL playoffs. John Smoltz, baseballs top winner since the All-Star break, struggled but survived. He overcame Merceds line drive homer on the first pilch the first home run 1 off Smoltz in 96 1-3 innings and left in the seventh after Jay Bells solo shot. Alejandro Pena again came to the rescue after Pittsburgh loacfed the bases with one out in the eighth. Pena, who preserved Atlantas 1-0 victory in Game 2 by keeping the tying run at third base, retired Merced on a foul pop and got Bell to look at a called third strike with the tying run on. Pena, perfect in 13 save chances with Atlanta, rushed off the field and so did the rest of the Braves. That got the 50,905 fans even loudbr, and they began their celebration an inning early, even before Breams three-run homer. The loss further compounded Pittsburghs problems. Game 1 winner Doug Drabek cannot start Sunday night because of a hamstring injury, and Pirates manager Jim Leyland said his ace is iffy for Game 5 Monday. Instead, Randy Tomlin (8-7) will face Atlantas Charlie Leibrandt (15-13). Leyland picked Smiley, a 20-game winner, to start because of his 8-1 record in day games. But before Smiley got to look at the Braves, he and the rest of the Pirates saw the fans. The drum beats began a half-hour before the game, and the chants and tomahawks swung into action. Nearly every Pittsburgh player went to the top step of the dugout to survey the scene. Smiley had said he would use tunnel vision to block out the crowd. Rather, the only tunnel he saw was the one leading to the showers. Meanwhile, the Pirates, the best road team in the majors this year at 46-32, fell to 0-7 in Atlanta. Merceds homer quieted the fans, for a moment. Then, with two outs in the bottom of the first, the Braves broke loose. Gant, David Justice and Brian Hunter hit consecutive doubles, and when Olson homered deep to left field, it was: Chop! Chop! Braves on top! Lonnie Smith, 0-for-10 in the series, was hit by a pitch with two outs in the second inning. He was caught off base by Smiley, but Merced threw wildly to second base, and Smith later scored when NL batting champion Terry Pendleton doubled for his first hit of the playoffs. Rafael Belliard singled home a run in the third for a 6-1 lead before the Pirates chipped away. Barry Bonds singled in the fourth, stole second and scored on Linds single, and Bell homered in the seventh. Gant got that last run back with a solo shot off Bob Kipper in the seventh. And after Pena shut down i Pittsburgh in the eighth. Bream, a former Pirates star, ; put it away with a three-run drive in the bottom half off Rosario Rodriguez.

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