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Hays Free Press September 22, 2010 LEHMAN VS. HAYS Page 3B BY MARK GAUL freepresssports@yahoo.com uring the course of the I three decades that I've been watching movies - no matter how utterly infe- rior they may be compared to the villains, the "underdogs" or "good guys" almost always triumph when everything is said and done because every-. body loves a happy ending. The only exceptions to the rule that come immediately to mind are - "Rocky" and the original "The Bad News Bears." Rocky lost to Apollo Creed in a close 15-round decision and the Bears lost to their nemesis the Yankees 7-6 with their b~st player getting gunned down at the plate for the final out of the championship game. Nonetheless, most of you probably still exited the the- atre with a smile because you appreciated the journey it took for those main characters to get there so it felt like they were still winners even though sports history because of it. the outcomes belied that fact. -~Coincidentally enough, it But there have been in- sort ofreminds me ofwhat's at stake this Friday night at Shel- stances where the best teams ton Stadium. Hays will come on paper have suffered stun- into the game as the heavy ning losses although they may favorites to win and rightfully have been heavy favorites to so. win - the 1983 University of But as a very wise local high Houston Cougars basketball school coach once told me, team quickly come~ to mind. these are high school kids so Who would have EVER you really don't know what thought that an NC State to expect from them game to game. squad with 11 losses who fin- I'll saythis and it maysound ished fourth in their confer- repetitive, but every player on ence could even stay on the tiffs Lehman teamhas a look court with the high flying, rirn-rattling "Phi Slama Jama" Cougars? But they did. Because they ignored all the negative talk and bravado coming from the media about how they had no shot and it motivated them. Heck, those guys pulled off one of the biggest upsets in in their eye of hunger and de- termination that I don't think the previous Lobe teams pos- sessed. varsity game and only lost to thing the Lobes will have to the Rebels by two points as do is BELIEVE. Forget about freshmen, what everybody on the streets To win Friday night against is saying, forget about what Hays for the first time ever, some people in the media will the Lobes must shore up the say and don't continue to be breakdowns that they've had intimidated by the Hays tradi- on special teams this season, tion. Also, Lehman's defense has If you'll remember in the last been tremendous against the scene in the Bad News Bears, run this year and will have to reserve right fielder Timmy make sure they keep Torrance Lupus rebukes the favorite Smith, Tony Garza, Michael Yankees' apology after losing Romero and the rest of the the championship game and Hays backs in check, shouts a line that has been With junior tailbacks Levi trumpeted by athletic teams Medley and Charles Williams every since-"Just wait till next and a plethora of talented re- year!" ceivers (Harvest Trammell, Pe- But I think this junior-laden ter Gutierrez and Jaylon Hard- Lehman squad has the team away) at their disposal, the to get it done THIS year. Lobes must get off to a good All it takes ts four quarters start offensively and keep the of good footl~all and anything Hays defense on their heels, can happen. But the most important Just ask NC State. PHOTO B~ BRUCE RUCKIEL, WWW.CHAPARP, ALPHOTOS.COM The Lobe mascot leads his pack of Lehman fans, includ- ing his young follower, in cheer at last Friday's football game. PHOTO BY LINCOLN RAMIREZ Tailgating Recipes From Our Readers LEHMAN LOBOS VARSITY ROSTER YR. ; PO~ w'r. Jr. RB 145 3 Quincy Braxto~ Sr. REC/CB 155 4 ~t Trammell St. I REC/QB/CB 185 5 Jon Frasier S r., .LB/FB 170 6 ~ Roddguez Sr.~ ~ 160 7 Cory Bergstr~n S~ 170 8 Matthew RioJas ,,,. :Jr. l K TE/DE 195 9 Matthew Anguiano Jr.i QB 160 10PeterG~ ~r,i REC/CB 175 . 11 AndrawLongworth ~{ REC/S 170 12 Russell Reynolds St. REC/FS 140 15 Nick Cerda Jr. REC/S 185 20 Lawrence Romero Jr. : REC/S 150 21 Jordan Mora Jr.i RB/OLB 160 22 JaylonHardaway Jr. RECJDB 160 24 Jose ~o Jr. R~LB 165 25 Derek Jac~ Jr. TF_JDE 185 30 Ryan Wagoer Sr. FB/I.B 170 32 Richard Potche Sr. RB 225 33 Charles Williams Jr. I=B/LB 185 34 Maudce Charles Sr. RECJCB 170 40 Mark Trevino Jr. C/LB 165 41 Chdstlen Metendrez Jr. ~ RB/LB t40 42 Bradley Braxton Sepia. CB/REC 150 44 Gavin Brown Jr. ~ DE 195 45 Matthew Thompson Sr. , LB 175 50 Clayton Gibson Sop~, DIJOL 255 51 Ethan Martin Jr. '~ eL/DE 180 52 Kevin Ibenez Sr. : OL/LB 210 "60"J0hnnyUmon Jr. ; OL/DL 300 61 Emilio M~dqnado Sop~. OL/DL 220 :i~: ~Rome Jr./ eL/DE ~;t~, :~Bahena Jr.~ OL/DL " 190 Kenneth Higgins Sol~. OL/DT 270 7O 71 Denzel Busby Jr, 72 Aaron Hopper ' St. t 74 Quadry Klrkland Jr. 75 ~Ban~a Soplt. 77 Brarmoii Mussetmen Sr. 80 R~ Andr~li St. 81 Blazien Florendo Sr. 82 Cameron Baird Jr s4 Basa , 'rl t 85 Cole Wmlams Sop~ OL/DL 200 OL/DL 185 OL/DL 200 OL/DL 220 OL/DL 195 K 180 REC/CB 140 REC/CB 145 TFJOLB 170 QB/REC/DB 165 CHIPOTLE CHILl SPICY MIXED NUTS 1 tablespoon butter 2 large egg whites 1 onior diced 2/3 cup sugar 1 pound ground beef 2 112 tablespoons Old Bay Seasoning 1/8 teasDoon garlic, minced 1/4 teasooon oregano 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 1/8 teaspoon chives 1 tablespoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/2 teaspoon Chipotle Chile Pep- 1/2 teaspoon salt per, crushed 6 cups mixed nuts (any com- can ointo beans (15-1/2 oz.) bination of untoasted walnuts, 1 can Klaney beans (15-1/2 oz.) pecans, cashews, and pistachios) 1 can beef broth .(14-1/2 oz.) 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted 1 can stewed tomato (14-1/2 oz.) 1/3 cup finely grated Parmesan 1 can green chiles (4 oz.) 1 can rotel (10 oz.) Preheat oven to 300 F. Line 2 Longhorn style cheddar cheese, large baking sheets with foil or shredded parchment. Grease lightly and set aside. In a large pot, melt the butter over In a large bowl, beat the egg a medium to high heat. Add onion whites until foamy. Gradually add and saute until transparent. In- the sugar, beating to a loose, clude the ground beef and brown meringue like texture. Beat in with onion. After you brown the the Old Bay Seasoning, Worces- meat. reduce heat to medium, tershire sauce, chili powder, Add the garlic, oregano, chives, cayenne, and salt. Add the nuts pepper, and Chipotle. Cook for 5 and butter and stir well to coat minutes to mix flavors, evenly. Add the Parmesan and Add the pinto beans, kidney mix again: beans, beef broth, stewed toma- toes. and Rotel. Divide the nuts between the bak- ing sheets, spreading evenly in a Reduce the heat to low and sim- single layer. mer for 1 I~our. Roast for 30 to 40 minutes to a When serving, garnish with a golden brown (do not allow the tablespoon of cheddar, nuts to darken ted much), rotat- Easy to take to a tailgating party in ing the sheets during cooking for a thermos, and reaay to serve, hot. even roasting. After removing the nuts from oven, immediately slide them onto another sheet to cool. Store, refrigerated, in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks. L Tune Ups Oil Changes Brake Service General Automotive Repair Radiator and Transmission Flushes Slate Inspections Free Wi R Open: Mon-Fd. 8am Jpm; Sat 8am-5pm 1115C Main Street Bqda, Texas 78610 512-523-8401 www.kwikkarofbuda,com