The Taft Tribune (Taft, Tex.), Vol. 64, No. 41, Ed. 1 Wednesday, October 8, 1997 Page: 4 of 8
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Greyhounds Lost A
Heartbreaker To G-P
Tht freshman Greyhound squad
lost a heartbreaker to the Gragory-
Portland Wildcats, Thursday,
September 25. The game was a last
minute arrangement for the 9th
grade team after discovering that
West Oso did not have a freshman
team. With only two days of prepa-
ration, the Greyhounds eagerly
awaited the game with the Wildcats.
The first half was a battle
between the defenses. Neither team
allowed a score in the half, but one
of the highlights of the first half was
an Interception by Gilbert Hinojosa.
The interception gave possession to
the Greyhounds, but the drive was
stalled after a couple of penalties.
The game remained a battle of wills
for both teams, and the half ended
with a score 0-0.
The second half offered an offen-
sive revival with*the G-P Wildcats
punching in the first score. The two
point conversion failed. After
receiving the kick- off, the
Greyhounds set up an offensive
drive that ended with a touchdown
by Stephen Salone. The two point
conversion was no good which left
the game 'tied 6- 6. The Wildcats
obtained the ball after the kick- off
only to have their offense foiled
with sacks from Perry Scott and
Chris Hinojosa. After the Wildcat
punt, the Greyhounds sustained an
offensive drive that would put up
another score by Miguel Marriquin.
After the failed two point conver-
sion, the Greyhounds lead 12-6.
With a minute and 15 seconds
on the scoreboard, the Hounds
kicked the ball to the Wildcats, it
was returned to the Greyhound 30
yard line. A minute was left on the
clock and a few plays later the
Wildcats scored on a fifteen yard
pass. The two point conversion was
good, and the score was 14-12 in
favor of the Wildcats. With 30 sec-
onds remaining on the clock, the
Greyhounds were able to mount a
drive, but time quickly disappeared.
Although the scoreboard indicat-
ed 14-12 in favor of the Wildcats,
the Greyhound freshmen were the
true winners of the contest. the>
Hounds never gave up; they fought
to the very end, that is the sign of
true winners, Coaches Kllen and
Whippet Teams Played
The Ingleside Ponies
The Whippet Green team, 7th
grade, played a good game against
the Ingleside Ponies on Thursday.
The Whippets played hard on both
sides of the ball, but came up short
losing 8-6. On offense the Whippets
moved the ball with ease as the line-
men blocked well and the running
backs ran hard.
The Whippets scored a touch-
down in the first half, but failed on
the 2 point conversion. In the sec-
ond half the Whippet defense would
wear down and the Ponies would
take advantage scoring on their last
drive of the game winning 8-6. "We
are proud of the effort that the
whole team gave when they entered
the game," Coach Mike Sotello said.
The 7th grade White team
played just as hard as the Green
team did and it showed on the
scoreboard. With excellent execu-
tion by Chris Dominguez, Randy
Flores, Andy Gomez, Steven Silvas,
jesus Saldivar, josh Purl, Daniel
Rosalez, David Sandoval, jaime
Carvajal, T. J. Tijerina, Kenny
Salone, Mage Alvarado, Albert solis,
Mike Hernandez, Mario Pena, Rami
Fuentes and Chris Prater.
The Whippet offense was able to
put 26 points on the board with
|aime Carvajal scoring on an 87
yard run and T.J. Tijerina scoring
two from over 20_years.
"We are a long ways from being
as good as we are capable of and
that's what has got our attention.
We are getting better but Odem is
going to test us as they are 3-1 over-
all and are looking to upset the
Whippets in Odem on Thursday at
5:30," Sotello concluded.
Whippets Ended Winning
Streak With Ingleside Loss
m Grid :
S J7 Standings
SSN DIST PTS. OPP.
Team........ WLT WLT
Aransas Pass .... 5 0 0 2 0 0 lp6 49
Odem ......... 4 10 110 114 72
Ingleside....... 2 3 0 1 1 0 136 126
West Oso....... 2 2 0 1 1 0 105 72
Goliad ........ 4 10 110 111 52
Mathis ........ 2 3 0 1 1 0 112 128
Taft........... 1 4 0 1 1 0 85 90
Sinton......... 1 4 0 0 2 0 67 118
i In 8 4
Mathis 21, Odem 14
Goliad 14, Sinton 0
Taft 34, Ingleside 28 (OT)
Aransas Pass 29, West Oso 6
Mathis at Sinton.............Friday, 7:30 p.m.
West Oso at Ingleside.........Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Taft at Odem ...............Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Goliad at Aransas Pass........Friday, 7:30 p.m.
G-P at Rockport-Fulton ........Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Tuloso-Midway at Kingsville----Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Flour Bluff at Calallen
Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Alice at Robstown
Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Beeville at Pleasanton
Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Hebbronville at Bishop
Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Poth at Refugio ..............Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Three Rivers at Skidmore.......Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Pettus at Woodsboro..........Friday, 7:30 p.m.
C.C. Moody at Carroll.........Friday, 7:30 p.m.
St roman at Victoria High ......Friday, 7:30 p.m.
San Diego at Falfurrias........Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Freer at Santa Maria......... .Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Orange Grove at George West .. .Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Cuero at George West.........Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Agua Duke at Falls City.......Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Riviera at Benavides..........Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday night saw the 8th
grade Whippets their game winning
streak come to an end as they lost to
the Ingleside Ponies 20-12. This
tightly fought ballgame which was
not decided until the final seconds
saw the Whippets offense operate a
helter-skelter fashion both moving
the ball at will then misfiring.
Those mistakes including a 65
yard touchdown run, a fumble
inside the five year line, and being
held at the one yard line were too
much for the Whippets to overcome
as Ingleside tallied 20 points in the
4th quarter. 'Despite the setback the
Whippet backfield was very produc-
tive as they ground out more than
300 yards of offense for the second
consecutive week with Marcus
Charles (15 carries, 167 yards) and
jamin Aleman (9 carries, 82 yards,
2 TDs) continue to impress. Other
outstanding players on offense were
tightends, Anthony Wood and Ray
Gonzales, fullback Gilbert Soto also
had a productive game," Coach
Robert Davis said.
"Defensively the Whippets
played a decent ballgame, control-
ling Ingleside for the first three
quarters of action. Linebacker
Marcus Mendez and lineman Fred
Endnia, and Robert Pena had big
first halves. The 4th quarter though
saw Ingleside hit on several big pass
plays even though the Whippet sec-
ondary had outstanding coverage,"
"Despite the loss the Whippets
are still confident they can reach
the goals they set in the pre-season.
This week they travel to Odem
where they face the Owls with
games starting at 5 p.m. Come out
and support the Whippets and get
exdted about Taft football. Not only
will you be entertained but the kids
will appredate the fact that you
came to see them play," Davis con-
Wednesday, October 8,1807
8th Grade White, Green
Lady Whippet Teams
The 8th grade Lady Whippets
traveled to Sinton on Monday,
September 22. According to Coach
Charlotte Purl the white team
played two excellent games, with
good serving and passing the ladles
did a great job of keeping the ball in
Outstanding serving for the
night by Amanda Wilkinson and
Nicole Perez helped the ladies to
score. As did the outstanding on
court play by both setters Wilkinson
and Sara Flores. The white team
won the first game 15-9 and lost a
close second game 15-13. The third
game was not played due to time
The green team started out slow
against Sinton and dropped their
first game 15-4. In the second game
good serving and good court com-
munication helped the ladies to win
15-9. The third game was very close
with Sinton finally overtaking Taft
Outstanding serving for the
night by Sandra Vasquez and Ida
Castellanos and excellent passing
efforts by Vasquez and Olivia
Elizondo helped the team. "Though
the team Is still working on pass-set
hit strategy more passes are coming
to the setter," Purl said.
On September 29 the green team
faced off against Goliad. In the first
game the ladies did an excellent job
on service reception and passed in t
the setter to allow their teammates
to attack. In the 15-9 win the Taft
ladies stayed focused on consistent
serving and their pass-set hit
In the second ana third games
focus was lost on service reception
and consequently the girls were not
able to attack and lost the last two
games 15-4, 15-1.
"Outstanding servers for the
night were Sandra Vasquez, Iris
Banda, Ida Castellanos, and Olivia
Elizondo. All setters, Melanie Cerda,
Iris Banda and jesslca Rodriguez did
a great job and each are improving
weekly," concluded Coach Purl.
Lady Whippets Played West Oso
Greyhounds Drop Close
One To Mustangs 12-10
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The 9th grade Greyhound game
against the Ingleside Mustangs was
another close one. Ingleside opened
with an onside kick and regained
the ball and added 6 points shortly
after. The Greyhounds came back
and drove the ball to the one yard
line before the ball was stripped by
the defenders. The defense played
very well and stoped the offense by
getting a safety. The ball was taken
over at excellent field position.
With some good blocking and
strong running the Greyhounds put
8 more points on the board. The
score at halftime was 10 to 6 in
favor of the Hounds.
In the second half the Mustangs
came out hard and put 6 more
points up. With 4 minutes remain-
Oct. 31, 1997
ing in the game the Greyhounds
attempted a field goal to regain the
lead, but the kick was wide left.
Final score was Mustangs 12, Taft
"The freshmen Greyhounds put
forth the best effort we've seen and
played some good hard nose foot-
ball," Coaches Klein and Villa said.
Lady Whippets Lost
To Goliad, West Oso
The 7th grade Lady Whippet
green team met Goliad on
September 29 and lost in two
straight games, 15-5 and 15-9.
According to Coach Sandra Weber,
the only highlight of the two games
was good serving in the second
game by Renata Guajardo, who
Set 7th Laot Whippets, Pact 7
The 7th grade Lady Whippet
white team lost to West Oso in two
games, 15-8, 15-7. Laura Hernandez
served 4 points in the first game and
Mandy Medina served 3 in the sec-
The 8th grade Lady Whippet
white team defeated West Oso
Monday night 9-15, 15-13. The Bears
took the first game, but the Lady
Whippets came back to dominate
Ingleside C Of C
The Ingleside Chamber of
Commerce Fishing Tournament is
scheduled for Saturday, October 11
from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Deadline to
enter is 9 p.m. Friday, October 10.
Entry fee is $50 for a team or $3 per
Cash prizes, door prizes, trophies
for the youth division will be part of
Two person adult teams will have
no guides with bay fishing only and
no boundries. Weigh in starts at 2
p.m. and ends at 4 p.m. Adult divi-
sion teams will be awarded cash
Youth Division will be separated
into three age categories of Pier
Fishing at Ingleside Beach Club. Age
groups include up to five years; six
See Ingleside, Page 6
the second game.
'The girls set the ball up well and
had several kills. Sara Flores served
4 points, Kim Ortiz pulled the
Whippets ahead with 2 aces, and
Vanessa Rivera served the final two
points of the game with on returns
by the Bears,' Coach Anna Fonville
Junior Varsity *
Hounds Win Big
The J.V. Greyhounds traveled to
Ingleside Thursday to take on the
junior varsity Mustangs.
The Greyhounds score first when
Ruben Morales found David
Martinez open for an 18 yard touch-
down pass early in the second quar-
At halftime the score would
remain 6-0. The second half went
much like the first as the Hounds
scored again in the 3rd quarter on
another 18 yard TD pass from
Morales to Martinez. Jason Alvarado
scored on a 94 yard TD run, but the
play was negated due to a couple of
The Mustangs managed to score
with 6 seconds remaining to close
the score 12 to 6, but time ran out
and the Hounds won 12 to 6.
According the coaching staff the
entire JV defense deserves recogni-
tion for their effort.
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