MAJOIWOOO , m Pwt Warm etiHtfl Hflu t ferwttd «r»t «r Bl 190 Iff *»« m »l IM WO 109 H II • 1 « K M WO J» »0 »» J I. f. RTDWIMV9M DC W« »1 *« II H Wl \n in in ttt < DMItvr M JO « 31 I. CM! «rt« V t W«<l*tAI 9 W C**0rt cunt* we 1*0 IB CUM* 1 DM.Hn(il }Qrav*Mn«> 4. run did it IN Itt 111 »\ rj v Necks, Bucs on final AP chart I QttfHH* 9 TimineA » ilt*l,Or«Cltv HOIIIM, I >•» Itfldvlltl 1 Ctl.n* II ttO In a major upheaval in the Class AAA rankings. Columbia shot up five places to second place while Brazoswood inched up to seventh in the AAAA rankings in the final Associated Press Schoolboy Standings. Cuero remained firmly entrenched in first place in the AAA rankings in its quest (or a third straight Class AAA state chamionship. With the Roughnecks nestled just below the Gobblers, Friday's Cuero- Columbia bi-district playoff game in Victoria is developing into a real showdown on the state level. BrauKWood meanwhile meets unranked Austin Travis Saturday at 2 p.m. in Austin's Memorial Stadium as the Bucs try for a repeat of their 1974 AAAA state championship. Cuero, with the state's longest winning streak intact at 41, joined Cameron in 2A and Big Sandy in B in completing season-long reings In their classifications of the AP's weekly balloting. Longview in 4A and Seagraves in A will head into this week's playoffs with No. l rankings after a week of major shakeups in final regular season games. Cuero, which has a 59-2-1 record over the past five years, has been ranked No. 1 In Class 3A since Oct. 29, 1974 and Is taking aim on Its third consecutive state championship. Possibly the biggest upheaval of the season took place in SA last week when five of the 10 ranked teams were defeated, Including four of the top five teams Brownwood, Liberty, Pecos and Braiosport, ranked two through five, and No. 9 Navasoea, all were losers. The final listing includes Columbia, which faces Cuero in a bi-district game this week, in the No. 2 position followed by Jasper, Fort Worth Boswell, Humble and « Orttt* J 00r*rwt II II n m * V Pecos. Graham earned the No. B position for Its victory over Brownwood and unbeaten Rockdale moved into the No. 10 position. In Class 2A, No. 5 West Rusk and No. 8 Ballinger and nine KirbyvilJe were losers. Chlldros and Olton are newcomers. Sudan and Jayton returned to the Class B top 10 after dropping out earlier am! Era made its first appearance in the No to position. Gobblers offock Neck defense (Continuedfrom Page ID have scored 193 points for a 38.6 average. The Gobblers have a whole slew of all-state candidates in tight end Melvin Williams, fullback Lloyd Wesley, tailback Quincy Whittington, wingback Thomas Williams, guard Mike Fox and tackle Joe Campbell AT TIGHT end, Melvin Williams (6-1, 190) is a returning all-district pick from 197* and is a sure bet to repeat this year. Wingback Thomas Williams (5-9, 160) lettered behind all-stater David Hill last year and has filled in the hole left by Hill's graduation quite aptly. Split end Darrell Cooper (6-1, 1751 rounds out Cuero's stellar corps of receivers. Tackles Gary Preiuler (6-2, 225) and Campbell (6-1, 230) and Fox (5-10, 300) at guard are mainstays on the Cuero line and are both expected to reap post-season honors. Center Steve Kuecker (5-11. 185) and guard A J. Henderson (6-1,195) round out the Gobbler offensive line Senior Greg Arroyo (5-11, 165) ably directs the Gobbler multiple-set offense from quarterback and is joined in the backfield by fullback Uoyd Wesley (5-n, 1901 who alternated at that position with all-state Marion Harper last year) and tailback Quincy Whittington 16-0. 170) Both Wesley and Whittington are highly respected backs who have excited college recruiters this season BIT IT will not be as if the Roughneck defense has never come up against a quality offense before Brazosport was averaging over 30 points a game before their contest with Columbia and the Necks have also stopped the attacks of such offenses as Huntsville. THE BRAZOSPORT FACTS FREfePOaT,,TEXAS. THURSDAY, MOVEMBEB ML «*-. Yoakum and WKarton. In fact, the Koughrvccks have a few all-state candidates of their own in their corps of defenders Linebacker Ronnie Smith has been drawing raves all season and tackles Pat Moller and Raymond Tims have effectively aided in stopping most i aside a Hacks this year Joining Moller (6-2, 230* and Tims (6-0, 223: on the Im* are ends Walter Ellis o-lt, I7t)>, and Lawrence Htuta >S 10. 167> and noscguartl Eddie [ladders (5-10, 186) SMITH ts-i. a»4! plugs up tho rmdd!* as well as you could ask while outside linebackers F'erry Harang 'S-U). 167) and Gary Phillips i5-10. 176' protect the flanks Carl Williams (5-9, 146), who had an outstanding game against Brazosport, is a fl;ish at on« halfback while his brother Larry (5-9, 1S8> is of similar quality at the other Kenneth Bormer i$-8, 126? provitk** dtiep protection from his fret- safety spot "They've got a good ball club," Mays said of th*Gobblers "There's no question about that It's h.ini to find anything wrong with a ^^Kame winning streak I think the last game they lost was to I'vaUle in the dutrurt playoffs in 1972 when I'valde wen! on to win the staU- championship. "OK COL'HSK. we had an outstanding dcfensivr ganur against Brazosport," said Hays, "awl if we can match that performance Friday night, ilwn t'wro should have trouble scoring on us " Tn« paper-thin performance tested Kou^hncck defense will have one tnorv isi .1 series of tests of th«-ir ability when they meet tht- Gobblers Friday night at 8 p m. in Victoria And while Cuero may have bwn rolling up more impressive statistics, Columbia has wniply Just kept on winning ' Columbia Roughneck defense M M*M*t •**»« H t«t *»•« II »u»»*» it (.>***•<> ••«•« II MM* t*K.»« || «UH*«I HIBMT LINt»*C«H II 0»'l MlMt M Don I'IMt Ittt t (I HHf M M »«•<•*» M 0*» tv *• **«* * M Cuero Gobbler offense ::>#* : tt^^^ ^ WE'RE ALL PROUD OF YOU!!! ^ 1229 Hwy. 332-Clute, Tex. 265-2931 BEAT THE GOBBLERS VIU,M.»: r»:<m IMIWSTUWS I.AKI'. J\CKM*N ."»;.«. CENTRAL AUTO PARTS LAKE JACKSON ROW), CLUTE 285-4281 Dow Chemical U.S.A. ii STYROTHANE, INC. 819 W. 2nd, FREtfORT 2334441 COASTAL EQUIPMENT ft RENTAL SERVICES, ING. Texas Division IBetteriiifi zoriii Count Y DOW SAVINGS ASSOCIATION 345-5380 WEST COLUMBIA BRANCH 117 E. BRAZOS BRAZOSWOOD BUILDERS, INC % ,» JKIII ASSIM iiitioii ''M i; I it tit .! ' (j.i,Vt; INC. 233-4169 1602 BRAZOf<OftT ILVD. FREEPORT i 400 t/o Wfice: «S W. «**. WWW TiXAS DOW EMPLOYEES CREDIT UNION LAKE JACWON w-a^xW^^ SPECIALTIES CO. OF FREEPORT 11 mm WLF un.
What members have found on this page
Get access to Newspapers.com
- The largest online newspaper archive
- 11,200+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
- Millions of additional pages added every month