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+ HaysFreePress.com HiE GHBORS HELPING HEIGHBORS Chapa Middle School program helps students and families in need of clothes and other goods. - Page 3B September 14, 2011 * Page 1B m BY JASON GORDON freepresssports@yahoo.com The Hays High Rebels are quickly find- ing out head coach Blake Feldt is a hard man to please. The Rebs posted their highest point to- tal of the young season in a 49-27 win over county rival San Marcos at Bobcat Stadi- um Friday night, but it was the four Hays turnovers and 10 penalties that had Feldt concerned after the game. "I want us to play good, mistake free, disciplined football where everyone on the field is fundamentally sound," Feldt said. "We absolutely have to stop turning the ball over." Quarterback Caleb Kimbro and run- ning back Jaxson Schaubhut helped Hays overcome those mistakes by combining for nearly 250 yards rushing. Kimbro accounted for six touchdowns, three on the ground and three more through the air. In addition, the Hays defense was up to the task for most of the night against San Marcos' new all-out passing game, pick- ing off Rattler quarterback Zach Sterling four times. "Our finemen dominated the line of scrimmage. ere were some pretty big lanes to run through out there." -Caleb Kimbro, Hays High quarterback "Our linemen dominated the line of scrimmage," Kimbro said. "There were some pretty big lanes to run through out there." After San Marcos (0-2), which hasn't won a game since 2009, cut Hays' lead to 12-7 early in the second quarter on a 27- yard pass from Sterling to Blain Bagley, Hays (2-1) drove down the field and scored when Kimbro faked a handoff right and then strolled into the left side of the end zone from 22 yards out. After a Mark Oldham interception set the Rebels up deep in San Mamos terri- tory, Kimbro lofted a pass into the right corner of the end zone to Trevor Ragsdale for a 20-yard score to make it 28-7 at half- time. Kimbro helped the Rebels start to break the game open in the third quarter with a 12-yard touchdown pass to Michael Romero. Following a Nate Paez intercep- tion, Kimbro's 19-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter made it 41-14. "I think we were all ticked off after los- ing last week," Schaubhut said. "We knew we had to come out and play a lot better tonight." San Marcos tried to rally, as Sterling threw two late touchdown passes, one to CJ Gutierrez another to Daniel Nieto, but Christian and ]axed Rodriguez both picked off passes for the Rebels in the fourth quarter to keep the Rattlers from getting any closer. Kimbro capped the scoring with a 36- yard touchdown run and then powered his way forward for the 2-point conver- sion run afterward for good measure. Kimbro finished with 128 yards rushing and 120 passing, and Schaubhut added 118 yards on the ground for the Rebels. Hays will be back at home Friday night when the Rebs host the Hutto Hippos at Shelton Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. PHOTO BY BRUCE RUCKEL, WWW.CHAPARRALPHOTO.COM Hays quarterback Caleb Kimbro rushed for three touchdowns and passed for three more in the Rebels' 49-27 win against county rival San Marcos last Friday night at Bobcat Stadium. Defense dominates as Lehman knocks off Crockett 44-0 BY WES FERGUSON wes@haysfreepress.com The Lobos made it look easy last Friday. Lehman's nmning backs powered down the field for 367 yards and the defense got its second shutout in as many weeks, as the Lobos rolled over the Austin Crockett Cougars 44-0. VC]th quarterback Matt Anguiano and his receMng corps getting off to a slow start, head coach Steve Davis turned to workhorse Levi Medley on five of the Lo- bos' first six offensive plays. The Lobos' opening drive stalled out at See LEHMAN FOOTBALL, pg. 2B PHOTO BY CYNDY SLOVAK-BARTON Lehman fullback AJ Armonta and the Lobos powered their way past Crockett 44-0 last Friday night at Shelton Stadium. It was the first time in team history the undefeated Lobos shut out consecutive opponents. Lehman will go for its first-ever 4-0 start as it heads to San Antonio to take on Jefferson at Alamo Stadium Friday night. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. Lady Rebs beat 27-4A win BY JASON GORDON freepresssports@yahoo.com Emily Clark's 18~1 birthdayparty didn't last long - and that's exactly the way the Hays volleyball team wanted it. Shortly after parents and sub-varsity players sang the Lady Rebel senior mid- die blocker "Happy Birthday," Clark and her Hays teammates easily dispatched Clemens in three games 25-20, 25-7, 25- 20 2hesday night at Bales Gym. "It was a nice way to spend my birth- day," Clark said. "Our goal was to ~n in three. We were on tonight." Hays, which earned its 20~ win of the season, needed the victory badly after dropping its District 27-4A opener last Friday night against defending league champion SmithsonValley. "We knew we had to show the rest of the district we have it in us to be a top contender," said Hays senior Kelsea Sa- diet. "It was really important to ~ in three games to show what we're made of." See HAYS VOLLEYBALL, pg. 2B st opener a: BY JASON GORDON freepresssports@yahoo.com There was a time in the not too dis- tant past where the Lehman volleyball team would have had a difficult time rallying for a victory against any district foe. Head coach Megan Griffin and the the second game, but we rallied back." ing kept Lockhart off balance, leading In the first game, Vikki Smith assisted to numerous late errors. Gallegos, who on Imani Fairman and Ariana Gallegos finished the game with eight blocks, kills to give the Lady Lobos the lead late. gave Lehman a match point with her Strong Lehman serving led to key Lock- wall-like play at the net, and a final hart hitting errors down the stretch and Lady Lions' error gave the Lady Lobos the Lady Lobos were able to take the the match. game 26-24. "Hopefully the girls will carry over Gallegos and Lauren Ayala led the this momentum to the rest of district," Lady Lobos at the net, as each recorded Griffin said. "They have a great attitude rest of the Lady Lobos showed Friday two game one blocks. night at Lockhart those days might be After Lockhart tied things up with in the rearview mirror, a win in game number two, Fairman After winning a thrilling first game, made sure the Lady Lobos weren't going the Lady Lobos lost the second against to lose game three as the junior came the Lady Lions, but instead of wilting, up big with five kills in the 25-15 win. Lehman finished strong for a 26-24, 13- "Fairman was pretty much unstop- 25, 25:15, 25-17 victory in the District pable in game three," Griffin said. "She 27-4A opener for both teams, definitely helped us regain the momen- "I'm very protld of our girls," Griffin tum in the match." and are excited to play." Alex Smith said there's no doubt the attitude around the Lehman volleyball program is changing. "It felt really good beating Lockhart," she said. "We are finally playing to our potential as a team and the program is going in a positive direction. This is the year we have a chance to defy all expec- tations." said. "All 10 made it onto the court and Aleeya Eskridge stepped up in game Lehman will hit the court again Fri- it seemed like each and every one of four, coming through with four kills of day night at home when the Lady Lobos them stepped up at one time or another her own for Lehman. host Clemens. The match is scheduled in the match. We got a little nervous in Once again, powerful LadyLobo serv- to begin at 6:30 p.m. PHOTO BY BRUCE RUCKEL, WWW.CHAPARRALPHOTO.COM Imani Fairman and the Lehman volleyball team got offto a fast start in District 27-4A action as the Lady Lobos beat Lock- hart in four games. 4- AllXexan ergy Specialists Caring for Central Texans over