Cherokeean/Herald (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 145, No. 33, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 16, 1993 Page: 3 of 20
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CHEROKEEAN/HERALD of Rusk, Texas—Thursday, September 16,1993—Page Three
Yellowjackets muzzle Bulldogs, win 47-20
by Randall Birdsong
Alto's Yellowjackets definitely
took the bite out of the Garrison
Bulldogs Friday night. The Jackets
smoked the Bulldogs 47 to 20 in an
exciting pre-district contest.
Alto took advantage of four
Garrison turnovers, their own tena-
cious defense, and an aerial attack
by quarterback Terence Coleman,
that was like watching the coverage
of the Gulf War air raids.
Alto started out by winning
the coin toss and deferring their op-
tion until the second half. Garrison
took the opening kickoff and started
its drive. That promptly ended, as
Draper Skinner picked off a Bulldog
pass and returned it 15 yards to set
up the first Yellowjacket score.
Coleman punched the ball over
on a quarterback sneak. Brian Keith
Whitaker added the extra point to
give the Jackets the lead 7 to 0.
Alto kicked off. Garrison
promptly fumbled. Alto took over on
the Garrison 31 yard line. The
Yellowjackets made the most of the
situation on a 31 yard bomb from
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PICTURED ARE THE ALTO YELLOWJACKETS VARSITY FOOTBALL TEAM taking the
bite out of Garrison Friday night. The Yellowjacets ran up 482 total offensive yards
and beat the Bulldogs with a final score of Alto 47 - Garrison 20. -staff photo
Coleman to Fred Hackney.
Whitaker's PAT was good. Alto 14-
Garrison took the kickoff and
scored on a 22 yard pass play from
Dylan Madking to a stretched out
Kelly Griffith. The extra point failed
and the score went to Alto 14-Garri-
Alto took control of the evening
on their next possession as the
Yellowjackets put together a 75 yard
drive. The 14 play series was high-
lighted by a 16 and a nine yard pass
play from Coleman to his favorite
receiver of the evening, Chris
Mitchell. Alto scored on another quar-
terback sneak. Whitaker's PAT was
good. Alto 21 - Garrison 6.
Fol lo wi ng the kickoff Garrison
fumbled at the Alto 37 where Alto
recovered the pigskin. The
Yellowjackets put together a two
play, 67 yard drive that featured a 58
yard rocket launch from Coleman to
Mitchell for the score. After the PAT,
Alto 28 - Garrison 6.
Unlike Cayuga, the Garrison
Bulldogs refused to quit. They took
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the kick off and promptly marched
62 yards in six plays. Vicky Tutt
added the two point conversion to
bring the score to 28 -14 Alto.
The second quarter wasn't
quite over and the Jackets weren't
quite finished. The Coleman to
Mitchell aerial circus put on another
show as Alto scored on a 24 yard to6s,
Alto 35 - Garrison 14, with less than
a minute to go in the first half.
The Alto Air War opened up
the opportunity for a rushing touch-
down by Clint Richardson. This put
the third quarter.
Garrison's final score came on
a weird play in the fourth stanza. On
a punt return by the Yellowjackets
the ball came squirting loose and
shot into the arms of Sedric Horton.
Horton scampered 45 yards for a
touchdown. The only thing between
Horton and paydirt was a hot dog
wrapper. The Bulldog try for point
was no good and the score went to
Alto 41 - Garrison 20.
Coleman had one more missile
in the launcher as he connected with
Richardson on a 36 yard whistler to
bring us to the final score of Alto 47
- Garrison 20.
Coleman completed 17 of 24
passes with no interceptions for 350
yards. Mitchell caught nine passes
for 206 yards. These two perfor-
mances resulted in Coleman and
Mitchell being named to the East
Texas Honor Roll for the week. Let's
not forget theoffensivelinemen, how-
ever. It was these wild men that
allowed the ball carriers to share 482
yards of total offense.
One added feature to this game
that I want to be sure to mention,
was the first 1993 performance of
the newly formed Yellowjacket Pep
Squad. This group did a tremendous
jobof addingspirit and excitement to
the game. They had the Alto fans
and stands ROCKING... LITER-
Alto Yellowjackets, 2 and 0 for
1993. This Friday at 7:30 p.m.,
Timpson comes to Alto to face the
Yellowjackets at Student Field. This
should prove to be an outstanding
contest. I'm gonna be there. How
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Cherokeean/Herald (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 145, No. 33, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 16, 1993, newspaper, September 16, 1993; Rusk, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth152129/m1/3/: accessed December 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Singletary Memorial Library.