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Page 2B S Hays Free Press August 10, 2011 + STAFF REPORTS New head coach Dennis Franchione welcomed back 105 players to fall camp with a 2-hour practice in shorts and helmets on Friday night that began on the Bobcat Practice Fields and conclud- ed under the lights of Bobcat Stadium on Friday night. The workout was Texas State's first preseason work- out this fall under Franchione, who returns to the school in 2011 after serving as the head coach for the Bobcats in 1990 and 1991 when he compiled a 13-9 record and led Texas State to back-to-back winning seasons for the first time as a NCAA Division I-AA member. "For a first day, there was some good carryover from the spring by our returning play- ers," said Franchione. They had a good attitude and tried to do things well. This is a hungry football team who tries hard to do what we ask them to do. They don't always do things as well as we would like, but they do it as well as they can. From a coaching standpoint, that has been a huge pleasure. It isn't always that way when a new coach comes in." Texas State opens its 2011 season at Texas Tech on Sep- tember 3 and travels to Wyo- ming on September 10. The PflOTO COURTESY OF TEXAS STATE UNIW.RSiTY D.J. Hall (61) is a preseason All-America candidate for Texas State this season. The Bobcats were enthusiastic as they held their first official summer workouts under new head coach Dennis Franchione. Texas State opens its 2011 season at Texas Tech on September 3. Bobcats play their first home game on September 17 when Texas State plays host to Tar- leton State at Bobcat Stadi- um. It is the first of six home games for the Bobcats this year, who also play host to Nicholls on Oct. 1, Lamar on with the coaches we have Oct. 15, Northwestern State and the players' attitude," on Oct. 29, Prairie View A&M Texas State wide receiver on Nov. 5 and Sam Houston Darius Bolden said. "The all- State on Nov. 19. around atmosphere is going "The expectations we have to help us do good things this. are great this year especially i season." Lehman Football: Pacidng the house Continued from pg. 1 B from Anguiano and sprinted for an easy touchdown. For the folks not paying close at- tention, however, it appeared that a defender had picked off a pass and then sprinted into the wrong end zone. "So confusing," came mur- murs from the sideline. There were some shining moments for defensive play- ers as well. Speedy junior Bradley Braxton wreaked havoc while blitzing from his cornerback position. On one play, when Besa bobbled a pass in the flats, Braxton clobbered him. On the sidelines, older players kept giving pep talks to their younger teammates. Senior defensive end Quadry Kirkland, who was sitting out the game with a twisted ankle, spent much of the eve- ning offering rapid-fire en- couragement to sophomore offensive lineman Chris Lus- ter. "Don't back down now," Kiddand said. "Don't be scared. They ain't here to hurt you. They're here to make you better." in some ways, the final play of the night summa- rized the scrimmage. Senior wide receiver Cameron Baird sprinted for the end zone, and Anguiano sent a floating spiral his way. The defender lost track of his man, then turned around and lost track of the ball as well. The football fell into Bakd's waiting hands for the scrim- mage-ending touchdown. 1114019 BY ~DY ~ Lehman receiver Jaylon Hard- away catches a pass and then heads toward the end zone dur- ing the Lobe Kickoff scrimmage Saturday evening. The Lobes will scrim- mage again this Saturday in a three-way matchup against W'unberley, which reached the Class 3A state semifinals and finished 14-1 last sea- son, and Marble Falls, which reached the 4A playoffs. Texas Football Magazine picked the Texans to win the 2011 Class 3A Division II State Title this season. Kickoff is 10:30 a.m. in Wknbedey. Hays head football Coach ~i~e ~ addresses his team after a re- cent prac- Uce. The Rebels will scrimmage Del Valle Saturday at Shelton Stadium, beginning at 10 a.m. RI010 BY J~0N 60RImN Rebel Football: Scrimmage on Saturday Continued from pg. 1B Now Hays' High attention will turn to its first scrimmage of the season when the Reb- els host former district foe Del Valle on Saturday morn- ing. The varsity scrimmage at Shelton Stadium is scheduled to begin shortly after 10 a.m. "I'm definitely ready to see us scrimmage somebody," Blake Feldt said. "It's time to scrimmage against someone see how the kids play against other than his own team- someone else. Some kids do mates. well in practice, but the first "It will be nice to go up time they go against another against someone that doesn't opponent their eyes get alittle know the plays we're running" bigger. It will be interesting to Romero said. "I think we'll have see how they respond." a lot of success with our new Hays slot receiver Michael offense. I expect us to be an of- Romero said he's ready to lense that's difficult to defend." Une Drive Academy captures summer tournament The 16u LDA (Line Drive Academy of Buda) DIAMOND DAWGS won the San Antonio Turn Two 4th of July Tour- nament in dramatic fashion this summer. With the game tied going into the 7th inning the Dawgs took a one run lead and were able to retire the last three batters to hold on to the victory. The team features seven members from Lehman High, three from Bowie, one from San Marcos, and one from Hays High. Pictured are bottom row.' Coach Jorge Castano Sr., Head Coach Tyler Brundridge, Justin Alaniz. Middle row: Alex Robles, DA Tobias, Xavier Soils, DJ Trejo, Jorge Castano. Back row: Chris Garcia, Andrew Reece, Hunter Lehman, Aaron Sheckler, Jacob Urea, Coach Clay Jessee, LDA instructor Jenny Browning; not pictured Ben Floares. k -F' Continued from pg. 1B "We'll be sitting down to map out our goals for the season soon and I know one of them will be to get back to the regional meet and then to State," Sansom said. "It will be a battle, though. It always is." Sansom had a total of 36 athletes come out for 6:30 a.m. workouts when they be- gan August 1, including nine freshmen. He will comprise a varsity, junior varsity and freshman team out of that group. "My first year here we had seven come out for morning workouts in the summer and the next year we had three," Sansom said. "I'm proud of the program we've built and I really expect a lot out of this group. We have some pretty sharp guys that are strong runners. The key will be stay- ing healthy." Returning to the varsity team this season will be junior captain Patrick V'tllarreal, who Samson calls a fierce com- petitor, seniors Raymond Cas- taneda, Ramon Martinez and Javier Tortes, and junior Brian Velasquez. Sansom says that even though the team is running early in the morning, the heat is still a factor. "Battling the heat we've been going through is tough, but everyone in the state is doing it, Sansom said. "When you go out there and are all miserable together it's a bond- ~z~; ~xJTcfJ~zzcc. "~ Lehman's first cross-country meet of the season is August 27 at W'lmberley. The District 27-4A meet is October 29 at Lockhart. Club Volleyball TRY-OUTS Thb season TopFlight Volleyball Registration Sept.18 will offer teams for girls ages Ages 10-17, 10-17 for the 2011-2012 USA 1-5 p.m. Season. Club Volle~mll is costly although we offer many Tryout fees, fundraisers to help raise waivers nosHrefumdskk that will help cover most or sill $50 per dill of the cost. 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