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+ HaysFreePress.com SCOUT DEDiCATE;S S DY AREA Scout Stephen Luna creates a new outdoor learning area for students at Hays High School. - Page 3B October 5, 2011 Page 1B oses BY WES FERGUSON Smithson Valley has already beaten the kids went in athalftime, madeafew '~_ny time you play SmithsonValley, bobbledballinhisopponents'backfield Canyon. The Rangers are undefeated, adjustments, came back out and kept you know it's going to be a tough game, and darted l5 yards to the end zone for wes@haysfreepress.com and they're ranked fourth in Class 4A in fighting the whole way through. I was but you always have a chance to win the Lobos' first score of the night. theAssociated Press high schoolpol], real]yencouragedbythewaytheystuck when you step out on the feld, and af- Lehman's defense shut down Can- Lehman High head coach Steve Da- But after Davis watched the Lobos together and played hard." ter (last Friday's) game, I'm feeling good yon's many-headed running attack on vis knows his team will face an uphill claw back from a 35-0 deficit last week Davis said the Lobos were building about our effort to play a mistake-ftee the next drive, and then the offense battle when the Lobos host distxict- against Canyon, he also expects his on the experience against Canyon as footballgame." went to work ffom its own17-yard line. ]eadlngSmithsonValleyonFddaynight players to put themselves in a position they practice and prepare for Smithson Lehman never gave up last week With senior quarterback Matt An- at Shelton Stadium. to compete against the mighty Rang- Valley.Kickoffissetfor7:30p.m. in New Braunfels: Down 35-0 follow- guiano sitting ont the series with an in- TheLoboswi]lp]aywithoutkeyrun: ers, who have never lost a league game "We're in the meat of our schedule ingthree quarters of penalties, injuries juredknee, running back A.J. Armonta ning back Levi Medley, who rushed for since District 27-4A was formed at the right here, and I just want to come away and uninspired play, linebacker Ethan handled the snaps. He pitched the ball nearly 1,000 yards through Lehman's beginning oflast season, this week with our team executing we]] Martin sparked the Lobos to a late rally on the first play of the drive to back- first five games but was a non-factor "I was proud of the kids for not giving on offense and defense," he said. "We're against Canyon. field teammate Matt Zamora, who was last Friday after he suffered a concus- upandconfinuingtofight,"Davissaidof stillconfidentthatwe'regoingtobeable Twenty seconds into the fourth quar- subbing for Medley, Zamora slipped sinnearlyina35-21]osstoNewBraun- the loss to New Braunfels Canyon. "The to pnt together the wins that wili pnt us ter on the glaring red turf at Canyon's felsCanyon, game got out ofhand pretty qnicldy, hnt in the playoffs. Cougar Stadium, Martin scooped up a See LEHMAN FOOTBALL, pg. 2B BY JASON GORDON freepresssports@yahoo.com The energy Hays High dis- played in its furious comeback win over Lehman just seven days earlier was nowhere to be found last Friday night against Alamo Heights. Luke Donnally kicked a 29- yard field goal with just over a minute to play to give Alamo Heights a 17-14 win over Hays at Shelton Stadium. The Mules held a Hays team averaging 31 points per game coming in to only 224 total yards and 11 first downs. "This loss opened our eyes," said Hays receiver Taven May- berry. '~fter this we'll be a lot better team. We just didn't come out ready to play.!' DolmfilI~s game-winning kick capped a drive in which quarterback Wes Yaricy led the Mules down the field by com- pleting passes of 24 and 13 yards to Truman Biggs and 14 yards to Garrett Iverson. "When people need to make plays, we make plays," Alamo Heights head coach Don Byrd said. Hays (3-3, District 1-127-4A) looked to have the momentum late as the Rebels went on an 84-yard game-tying drive with just over four minutes to play in the game. Caleb Kimbro completed a 24-yard pass to Taven May. berry and Michael Romero's 17-yard run paved the way for Mayberry to score on a 1-yard sweep into the left side of the end zone. Hays tried to answer the Alamo Heights (4-2, 2-0) field goal, but linebacker Skylar Nelson sacked Kimbro for a [] / PHOTO BYCYNOYSLOVAK-BARTON Rebel defensive back Jared Rodriguez lays out to knock the ball away from Alamo Heights receiver Christian Biedenharn during the Mules' 17-14 win Friday night at Shelton Stadium as teammates Taylor Hough (80) and Dalton Johnson (26) look on. The Rebels must regroup Friday night as they face an impi'oved Clemens team at Lehnhoff Stadium. 12-yard loss and the Rebels dardhauledina22-yardKim-driveinthefirsthalfanddrives, to l-l in league action this Fri- could move the ball no further bro pass and Charlie Johnson of five and six minutes in the day's game at Schertz-Clemens than their own 30 before they followed with a 4-yard touch- second, half. now looks like a must win if turned the ball over on downs, down run leaving the score "They set the tempo for the the Rebels want to keep them- Alamo Heights took the lead tied 7-7 at the break, game and we can't let people selves in prime position for a earlyinthegamewhenDubYar- Even though the contest do that," Hays head coach playoff spot down the road. brough's 26-yard run set up an was low scoring and yardage Blake Feldt said. "There's no "I think it's pretty close to a 8-yard touchdown pass to John was hard to come by for both doubt if we're the ones that must win," Feldt said. "In fact, Geibel to make it 7-0 with two squads, Alamo Heights did an score earlyit changes things." the Clemens game and then minutes left in the first quarter, excellent job in the game go- Hays was looking to go 2-0 next week at home against Hays .answered just before ing on time-consuming drives, in the ultra-tough District 27- Lockhart plain and simple are halftime when Granger Stud- The Mules had a six-minute 4A but with its record falling games we have to win." PHOTO BY CHRIS GONZALEZ Hays sophomore Carly Hogue and the Lady Rebels finished second in the team competition at the Temple Invitational Cross- Country Meet last Saturday. X-country Rebs finish top three in BY JASON GORDON freepresssports@yahoo.com The strong start to the cross-country season con- tinued for the Hays High boys and girls teams last Saturday. The Lady Rebels finished second overall and the Hays boys finished third in the Temple Invitational Meet. Lady Rebel Mariana Si- REBEL X-COUNTRY, pg. 2B The Hays volley- ball team finished off the first half of the District 27- 4A season strong with a four-game win over state-ranked Alamo Heights at Bales Gym Friday night. PHOTO BY CYNDYSLOVAK-BARTON BY JASON GORDON for second place behind Canyon, which has she had 18 digs. Hannah Ramsey had 44 as- a 6-0 mark in 27-4A. sists and Rachel Normand had four blocks freepresssports@yahoo:com "This was a huge winforus," Hays middle for Hays. blocker Emily Clark said. "It will give us the "It was a great victory for our team, the The Hays High volleyball team is steam- motivation we need to head into the sec- kind we really needed," Hays head coach rolling like head coach EricaWalther always ond half of district play. It was a great way Erica Walther said. "We needed to believe thought they could, to finish the first round." we could beat a quality district team like After two earlylosses to begin the District Fellow senior Kelsea Sadler said the Lady this, and we did it after losing the first game. 27-4A season, the Lady Rebels beat state- Rebs challenged themselves heading into I was very proud of how we battled back ranked Alamo Heights Friday and are now the match against Alamo Heights. and I look for this to be a big boost as we get tied for second place in league action. "We realized we needed to step up our into the second round of district." After dropping game one at Bales Gym, game in order to place well in district," Sa- Hays was scheduled to play at Smithson the LadyRebs finished offAlamo Heights in dler said. "This win really boosted our con- Valley Tuesday night. The Lady Rebs are four games, 19-25, 25-16, 25-20, 25-51. fidence." back in action Friday night when they take Hays improved to 23-15 overall and 4-2 Sydney Paradeaux and Kaylea Beck led to the road to play Clemens. in 27-4A as the first half of district action Hays' attack against Alamo Heights with 20 The Lady Rebels swept Clemens in three came to an end. The Lady Rebels are tied and 19 kills respectively, games last month during the first round of with Alamo Heights and Smithson Valley Beckwasalsoonthemarkdefensively, as district action. Snoring keeping you up all nL g to don have to Hve like th s. At Texan, .ENZ we .an help. Call teday for an appoin.tr ent Texan _& Allergy Speci sts BRFATHE BET ., Ff ., FOR LIFE' 512.55{).0321 www.TexanEN%com 5103 Kyie Center Drive * Kyle Texas 78640