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Page 6, Cloverdale Reveille, Sept. 17, 1997 Eagles treat fans to exciting football By Mike Carey In a contest played with an in- tensity and tenseness more like a championship game than a sea- son opener, the Cloverdale Eagles stunned Tomales, 36-32, Friday night at Allen field. The fray fea- tured seven lead changes over the final three quarters with the final twist coming on a 12-yard half- back option pass from T.J. Bird to Brendon Hampton with four min- utes remaining. That was one of several big plays for both teams. However, the most dramatic turn of events occurred on a six-play sequence to open the second quarter. Tomales had marched 84 yards in nine plays on its first possession to take an 8-0 lead and was poised to score again on the Eagle five-yard line. That threat was halted when Brady Cox recovered a Brave fum- ble. Three plays later Cox, now under center, found Bird streak- ing down the left sideline and the two connected on a 93-yard TD pass. Tomales fumbled the ensuing kickoff and on the next play Bird burst up the middle for a 16-yard score. What loomed as a two-TD deficit for the Eagles just a few plays before now was a 14-8 Clo- verdale lead. Tomales regained the lead on its next possession, 16-14, with an- other long drive (80 yards in 12 plays). To add insult to injury, the Braves succeeded on the two-point conversion when the Eagles sacked the quarterback - only to have his fumble recovered by Tomales in the endzone. The Eagles then put together an eight-play, 76-yard answer right before the half. 54 yards came on two consecutive circus catches by receiver Sean Montano, setting up a one-yard score by Chris Lands to give Cloverdale a 22-16 advan- tage. -- - Tomales opened the second half with an 80-yard, six play scoring trip only to have Lands take the following kickoff 89 yards for a score. The spectacular return was aided by a Logan Crump block to eliminate the last possible obsta- cle. At this point Tomales star rush- er Chris Ludlow, who already had compiled 145 yards and two touchdowns, left the game with a leg injury and would be out until the final few minutes. However, the Eagles could not take advan- tage as they fumbled away their next two possessions. The second miscue, along with a 15-yard unsportsmanlike penal- ty against the Eagles just after they had sacked the quarterback, set up the visitors for their final points and a 32-30 lead with 10 minutes remaining. That was more thanenough time for the Eagles to counter. Still, it took a 6-yard pass from Cox to Bird on a fourth down and five situation at midfield to keep Clo- verdale's hopes alive. Two plays later Lands broke a 27-year run to set up the Hampton TD catch. Bird finished with 110 yards rushing on 20 carries, rushing for one TD, catching another and throwing for a third. Lands picked up 53 yards in seven carries and a TD to go along with his kickoff return. In addition to the winning catch, Hampton also hauled in a 2-point conversion toss from Cox earlier in the game. Cox finished with four completions in seven attempts to 153 yards. The Eagle defense, despite yield- ing big chunks of yardage on the ground, came up with several big plays and completely stymied Tomales' last two drives in the final minutes. At one point hard tackles had sent the Braves' top three runnersto thesidelines. Line- man Mark Selberg and David Briseno were involved on numer- ous tackles and when they were neutralized it set the stage for line- backers Kevin Cookman and Nick Angeli, among others, to finish the job. This Saturday afternoon the Ea- gles travel to Petaluma to take on St. Vincent's; the Mustangs are another tough opponent but one that relies more on a passing at- tack than the ground-pounding Tomales team. At Cloverdale Tomales - 8 8 8 8 - 32 Cloverdale - 0 22 8 6 - 36 Junior varsity Eagles get on track too late By Roberta Lyons The Cloverdale Eagles junior varsity football team had a tough opener against Tomales Friday night, losing 30-8. It was an offensive struggle all the way, according to coach Steve Stewart. "We are a young team and we just haven't gotten it to- It 'l getheryet, henoted. Thereareso many kids that haven't played a whole lot of football - our youth really showed." The junior Eagles got out be- hind early and could never really catch up. In the second quarter Tomales scored on a 21 yard run and made the two point conver- sion. On the Eagles next posses- sion, punting from their eight yard line, there was a bad snap and the punter was tackled on the seven yard line. Tomales took over and scored a couple of plays later to make it 16-0. On the first possession in the third quarter Tomales scored on a 50 yard run; the extra point failed but the score totaled 24-0. Early in the fourth quarter they scored again on a two yard run to make it 30-0. "At that point our offense finally got on track and Wade Meir scored on a three yard run to bring the score to 30-6," the coach said. Meir scored the two point conversion. In conclusion the coach noted, "we slruggled both offensively and defensively. The game was out of reach by the time we got on track. We're going to have to work on that." -' The junior varsity has 33 team members with only five returning players. The coach says they are going to "practice hard this week," and try to avoid the mistakes of their opening game. At Cloverdale Tomales - 0 16 8 6 - 30 Cloverdale - 0 0 0 8 - 8 Boys & Girls Club of Cloverdale Annual Dinner-Auction-Casino October 18, 1997 Cloverdele Citrus Fair - 6:30 pm Join us for an evening of fine food, wine, music, gambling & live auction to help complete our gymnasium. $35 per person donation includes dinner & $10 in gaming chips. Tickets available st Fiesta Travel, Boys & Girls Club of Cloverdale, or thru any of the Board of Directors. For further informeUon call 894-5063 II I I I I Clov'erdale Eagle VARSITY FOOTBALL CLOVERDALE EAGLES VARSITY FOOTBALL: (Back Row, From Left) Logan Crump, David Smith, Andy VanDerVeer, Mike Roberts, Mark Selberg, Steele Harden, and Seen Montano. (Third Row) T.J. Bird, Chris Lands, Cord Meier, Kevin Cookman, Brady Cox, Brenden Hampton, and David Bdseno. (Second Row) Mike Castdllo, Chris Glasgow, Ryan Peters, Antonio Lopez, Ben Smith, Dustin Haug, and Hector Galvan. (Front Row) Cord Meier, Nick Kennedy, Seen Failed, and Nick Angeli. JUNIOR VARSITY FOOTBALL DATE 9120 9127 1013 10/11 10117 10124" 10131 11/7* 11114 o Head JV CLOVERDALE EAGLES JUNIOR VARSITY FOOTBALL: (Back Row, From Left) Paul Dogali, Seen Lands, Dillon Mishler, Tim Duerte, TJ Beeson, David Lands, and Jamie Mishler. (Third Row) Derrick Wienke, Ruben Lopez, Carlos Crippes, Jarrod Carroll, Ryan Gladden, Moises Barrajas, Donald Flannery. (Second Row) Seen O'Brien, Nick Green, Wade Meier, Mike Ramazzotti, Alan Robertson, Justin Sessions, Jason Brooks, Chris Gunn, and Nick Grell. (Front Row) Jesse Balistrsd, Kyle Vandagrfff, Germain Vote, Aarron Merrill, Torre Young, and Jack Eison. ..... -r%. CHARLIE'S DONUTS & PASTRIES 122 E. First, 894-1882 Open 5 am, Mon-Sat Sundays 7 am-2 pm ,d Hammer Thsel. p CLOVERDALE FLOOR & WINDOW COVERING, INC. 119 N. Clvd. Blvd. 894.2334  Go Get Ea0000s; CLOVERDALE SAW & MOWER CENTER 28311 Redwood Hwy. S. 894-2273 Good Luck Eagles CLOVERDALE EAGLE TECH COLLISION & BODY WORKS 208 N. Clvd. Blvd. 894-3977 FURBER RANCH CALLAHAN'S New & Used Books Antiques PLAZA Gifts & Jewelry SHOPPING CENTER 231 N. Cloverda00 mvd. 6 894-2133 Have A Good , . Winning Luck, il  ill Season, Go For It!  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