The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on November 23, 1975 · Page 7
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Cuero ends Roughnecks' plans for glory, 14-2 HyJKHHKMIM.Kft VICTORIA - Cuero'i Gobbler* got a couple of Mg break* and, like you'd expect a defending slate champion (o do, took full advantage of them both for a U-2 M-d|gtrict win over Columbia here Friday night. For Coach Jnek Hay*' Roughneck* it was an abrupt end to their first foray into the AAA state playoffK since W2 when they lo*t to an eventual state champion from district MAAA. Uvalde Inspite of the disappointing Iwu to Cuero, which eitwkrf iu third t«*t high Khoo) vkin .streak to 42 straight, the Koughnerlu have to b* for an excellent NKCK CAW, WILLIAM* I'lTH THK SKIDS OS <f KWO'S WINCY H WTTIMJTON 1>*I) * tefbatxatr HMUftu tin fcrta CM* «f Uir tMtn»U, tUarfouU for ColarabU THK KOL'(.HNKCKS the >«ir with an inK lo-2 record Even in defeat, the Time, miracles run out for Hays and Columbia \'it-it fu tHt Xot (.MSKCKS J^.itm jMt! itf, '.;>.,> •-•i .'nirjcir-i .,, (•,.;•.-•- IJW. i aU ttuf *<•;<•"» > ^ • ^ . i.,., .< .<• •••**-• *» ,aK6 :rt; ii>».[ ;s^|... ,.-.. ii^jiijpg v«t •«.» i ia»* ',-«>. i. f! > a».*•;'! latdj thr final M'h>v!i'- FrifU;, niKh! '.hat '.h<- <V:un;Ua f.in.s fraijv fU'T t'HK rny«t!s vm- lU'UjjihKi-ck.s (!:',! (xrf go (<ra<5 <.\-t*ch .!;«- k«ck« jiigh! u« if; Huii.U-. lilt-. Vf»a.kurn »nd !\<.''* hrjc We rrjily cv/jiii". ! have «.k.fd for GIANT-SCREEN 1976 100% SOLID-STATE 25" FINE FURNITURE CONSOLE TV OF THREE POPUUR STYLES tOITERRANEAN Tho SEVILLE G474SDE/P ARLY AMERICAN ht I )Nf IttO • G47«M AFC mini with Wood Vuncef Top L 23 SOUTH GUlf BLVD. FREEPORT !>»« gam<- a^ hit'J 'rwn lUinosptrti, , AnglHori, from a!J ovrf/rn- sjitd "We had calls » ant) ifiegranu owntfig tn !>•>(• wtfk frwm ail o'. rt Hrazitwia Cwjnty " 11IK Hi)t(,HNKCK.S' !fis,s <!nl iKi4 CT,«mc ;t» a huge duappomtmcn! Io Uu- dJi> f.itii KaiJ come lo gam? rtfwtlrtg !><«• it to be no match for the highly- t«i!erl (rc«U>iprs -Aho had •*x«n <i Mr light gsrsiin and h.vJ am;«.««J 3 prwr to rmT',;ng ( Vil l. the 'am awe to .nn <-i;'rrnie"!v n ^t-.sch all Uwr • ("«ntTo'» 'ik'o UxKh- »nd Colu:nhia'» • cume Irwn fag pia\Ts <m th« «pwia! teams THK Hot f.MNKC K.s- fine pfrformflw on !he firid '*as tv:>! !aM <<n th<- cru«d A/U-j- ihc ga inc. the Around Hays sr.d his tnmiun.* a* thry \k;t!kf<! In the kicker rtn.m IU>'i wits .vlowwl t.y v a r KW ct sijC r a ! uJ ,•* t i rttv> and hand jhaking* U>r a fim- S*AK«I To <.) hadn't She game, it could c ruse tiwn .\Mumf\1 the Roughnecks were- !hp -.iclors hAW\i on !|K> sue «( the croud tf ; Ur: t 'n r! E *rt>und Hays aflt-r the 233-IS45 J The Ruughneck fans WP {fays w.« no alow tn defc.it lhan be had bwn in victory "OK rt)l'RSK, 1 would have likwi u* to play a little tietter." Hays Mid. "but I rrally can't fault our kids They played a terrific game They fought hard and play i>d great drferu* up and (loskTi the field The whole bunch jttM played great " (iraciiHis to a fault, Hays if anybody could be Mamixi for Friday's los-s;, it wwuld have to lx- himself 'If you're going to blame anybody for tonight's loss, I gue&s you'll have to blame me," he «ud "1 made .some calls that just didn't go I guess I didn't do a very good job of picking their defense " (UJHBl.KH HKAl) coach Buster Gilbreath, however, had no doubts about Hays' coaching ability. "Columbia has a great football team." he said. "and a great, great coach I think the world of Jack Hays. 1 think tonight wa» the toughest we've bwt played all season "Columbia's got a real tough defense," he &aid "We knew it would be tough to move the ball consistently against them We were just lucky we could take advantage of the breaks like we did." With the win, Gilbreath and the Gobblers extended their winning streak to -t? straight games, the longest In the state. ^fl^^Hk FffH^POI^T, T£X4 • » P ***' TheV&acts . Oports i, with (he <ief«nxivp unit ilrnnft an atpcctally ji<xx} job here Friday nigh? Ikith CUPTO touch(kr*-ns resulted from unfortunate ftituaUoris rather lhan fr/rn anything the highly toutwj Gofobcru wultl control. KAIU.V IN th<; swmd <juart«rr far msUwr, the ttmtfjhmt: k.)> Matched m flgwiy as a blocked punt atleiiip! «Jwt high into the air arid ( us-ro s Steve Kufccktr pukf! n off and rambM m for a IS touchdown Joe Camj>u?ll Uxxtd '.he extra point kick for the Gobbet and they got off to a 70 lead with 9:40 left in (be first half. Earliw, on Cucro'g first play from scrimmage, the Koughnecks' fine linebacker, Ronnie Smith recovered a Cuero fumble at the Gobbler 24 yard line and things looked good for (he Kwughneck* THK CL'KHO defense held firm on a fourth-awl- two (ttluation, however, and forced -*hat was to be a crucial turnover. That was the first of four key defensive pi ays that kept the Roughnecks from converting on crucial third or fourth downs and short yardage situations in the first half. Columbia managed its two points nhortly before intermission as the Roughneck defensive line, including (xiwrence Hluza, Raymond Tims, Eddie Badders. Fat Moller and Waller Ellis, pushed the Gobblers back to their own three yard line. ON FOURTH-and-15 the CU«TO center sailed a deep snap over the head of the Gobbler punter and well out of the end rone. That made the score 7-2, Cuero. with 1:35 left in the first half. I^arry Williams returned the ensuing kickoff 38 yards, nearly breaking it for six points, to s«l the Roughnecks up on the Cuero 3R yard line. Bt'T \ fumble on the first play from scrimmage killed the Necks' hopes for a halftime lead The two teams battled on even terms with neither group mounting much of a drive in the third quarter and then the Roughnecks put together what was to be their most impressive drive of the game In the fourth frame. Emerson Brown and Marcus Bonner had considerable success sweeping against the (Jobber defense and the Roughnecks soon found themselves at the Cuero 42. ROUGHNECK quarterback Marshall Edward* then unloaded a nifty little screen pass to Marcus Bonner and Bonner stretched the play into a 17 yard gain to the Gobbler 23. The Gobbler defense read a Roughneck reverse, dumping the Necks for a two yard loss. Two consecutive passes fell incomplete and the Necks were a&sesscd with a five yard penalty on one of the plays. (Continued on Page9; t&ftif'^r^ssi>^^'4\ * rol.fMHIA ( (i \( H JACK HAYS WATCHES HIS TEAM IN THK CLOSING MINUTES OK KRIDAY'S fi It u»thrM-s«-nthpUv off at.EH-jri.ncc for H«?».hU fifth «in C< - becoming hrad coach at Columbia in 1969 OPEN DAILY 9-9 CLOSED SUNDAY MOH., TUES.. WED. NYLON CORD BLACKWALLS NOTE. MAJOR HOURSVARY- CAU FOR AM MOUNTED FREE TRADE-IN REQUIRED B. Ii MMlk IUb<» 11 l> ( •»!! tt M ou J«« tt> IUM •K T fct qpteMM i »<ixt <Mt>«i tt WHOM «*«* k*>« >«• limd H IMWCI k« Sw 4-Cyl. Cars $2 Less 8-Cyl. Cars $2 More 6-CYLINDER ENGINE TUNE-UP Discount Price 24.88 Tune-up to shape-up! Fof most US cais. Air- TNSTAUJD) No Exchange Necessary 36-MONTH AUTO BATTERY Quality-engineefed (of lasting. O" 7 fl »9- 2?-88 dependable service. Sues (o* "" '^ """'""" most compact and smaii cars Battery Washers ALIGNMENT AND WHEEL 8ALANGE 0/«count Price 11.77 Balance 2 front wheel$, pie- cision abgn front end. Improves steeling, and toe We For Most US. Cw» Tw sion B*r« ixtra HWY 332 »t DIXIE OR

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