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Page 8, Cloverdala Reveille, November 26, 1997 Eagles win first NCS "A" game;beat Hoopa 34-18 By Mike Carey In the movie industry, Holly- wood's sequels are seldom as good as the first show. With the North Coast Section "A" football playoffs, there are definitely go- ing to be a few sequels for Clover- dale, as six of the seven entries are teams the Eagles have already encountered this year. In this case, their opener - a 34- 18 win over the Hoopa Warriors - was more impressive than the September encounter Now the Eagles hope for another command performance as this week they will take on St. Vincent's U the semifinals. The first half of Friday night's Hoopa game was much like the first meeting, a 13-6 Cloverdale victory despite the Eagles' domi- nation in yardage. By intermis- sion the Eagles had outgained the Warriors, 208-77, but held a nar- row 12-6 lead. However, the sec- ond half followed a different script, with one exception: the re- lentless rambling of running back T.J. Bird, who would go on to yet another record-breaking night In the early going the Eagle de- fense was at its best; Hoopa's first four possessions consisted of 15 plays, one first down and 38 total yards. Meanwhile, the Blue and Gold marched 80 yards in 14 plays on its opening possession with Bird scoring from 10 yards out (on his 12th carry of the drive) The Eagles scored again late in the hall this time going 70 yards in five plays, highlighted by a 36- yard Bird touchdown and two Brady Cox-to-Sean Montane com- pletions. With the momentum in their favor and an opportunity to go for Rebecca Zezza, Kathleen Brown, Kathy Eison and owner George Georgeson are dedicated to friendly service and great food. McDonald's-great food and prices A lot of people say, 'When your town gets a McDonald's, your on the map!' McDonald's Restaurant is the first new busuess to open up U the Furber Ranch Shopping Center. It was opened last year by George Georgeson, who also owns the Heaidsburg McDonald's. If your hankering for juicy burgers, Bic Mac's, fish fillet and grilled chicken sandwiches with crispy golden fries, shakes, hot apple pies, Egg McMuffin's, hot carmel topped sundaes, and toys for the kids at prices that can't be beat, pick up your feet and hightail it to Mc- Donald's. McDonald's is located at Treadway & S Cloverdale Blvd. in the "New" Furber Ranch Shopping Center .= an early knockout over a tough opponent, the Eagles gambled on an onside kick following the score. However, the Warriors recovered at midfield and, with just two minutes remaining in the half, their offense suddenly came to life. The result was a touchdown drive in seven plays, leavug only 31 seconds on the clock. Howev- er, it was nearly enough time for the Eagles to counter. First, Cox hit wideout David Smith with a sidelme pass in which Smith dropped a few steps be- hind the line for the catch and took off for a short gain Cox ap- parently came back with the same play, only this time Smith drifted back a few steps further, took the toss, then looked downfield. The former quarterback then launched a pass that traveled 50 yards U the air and was snagged by a diving Montane at the Hoopa six. There was still time for the Ea- gles to attempt three passes m the end zone but all missed as the gun sounded. Undeterred, the Eagles took the second half kickoff and in a mat- ter of four plays covered 64 yards for a 20-6 lead. Bird's 50-yard run culminated the drive and a two- point conversion pass from cox to Montane added to the pout total. Hoopa, with its attack no longer dormant, then reached the Eagle 15 in nine plays, only to be sty- mied by a Dustin Haug intercep- tion in the end zone. It took Cloverdale only five plays to build a 26-6 lead, featur- ing a 53-yard bomb from Cox to Montane. The TD was another TJ, this one a 7-yrd rush. With five minutes remaining in the third quarter and the game seemingly tucked away, Hoopa was back on the scoreboard only seconds later Hoopa star Terry Williamson, who had been held to 34 yards in the first half, raced 90 yards to the endzone. That score ignited the Warrior defense which took the ball back on a quarterback sack, resulting in a fumble recovery. Moments later Hoopa punched in another touchdown and the lead was sud- denly sliced to 26-18 (the War- riors failing on each of their pout-after conversions). With 10 minutes remaining, the Eagle offense seemed destined to stall again on their own 28. On first down Cox recovered his own fumble for a loss and back-to- back clipping penalties pushed the Eagles back to their 15. However, on the next play Bird broke loose for 28 yards. He would go on to pile up another 37 yards in three carries, the final 27 reaching pay- dirt. His two-pout conversion blast ' left the score 34-18 and left Hoopa little time to climb back Uto the fray. The Warriors did threaten but Montano's interception at the Eagle 20, with just over three min- utes remaining, would keep Hoopa from touching the ball again. Statistically, Cloverdale out- gaued the Warriors 514 to 299 U yardage; however, Hoopa did pick up 222 of those U the second half. The Eagles did get hit with 100 yards U penalties on the night. Bird became the ultimate weap- on on a weekend of playoff games played on muddy fields. He car- ried 34 times for 347 yards and the five touchdowns. Although the yardage total was reduced slight- ly from the Press-Democrat's re- port of 360 (which would have broke his Redwood Empire sin- gle-game record of 359) and some- one someday may eclipse that mark, it is doubtful if the yardage could ever be more meaningful. However, while many offenses were bogged down U sloggy con- ditions throughout the Empire, the Eagles also displayed a potent passing attack. Cox hit on 6 of 10 attempts for 82 yards and Smith's one completion added 43 to the total. Montanoended up with five catches for 119 yards. Defensively, Chris Lands proved to be a one-man wrecking crew. He" had 12 tackles, five un- assisted, and besides the Haug and Montane interceptions, he also had the two biggest plays of the night. Early U the game Hoopa tried its own trick play, a run out of punt formation at its own 44. Lands made the hit for a four- yard loss. He then ended Hoopa's next drive with a solo sack of the Warrior quarterback. Linebacker Kevin Cookman provided anoth- er steady game with 10 tackles and Bird followed with nine. This week is Cloverdale-St. VU- cent's II, a rematch of a game in Petaluma U which the Eagles pre- vailed, 43-32, in Se was the game U which even more attention this In that contest a 31-6 halftime lead which was knocked out Redwood Empire small number-one rankin to Cloverdaie and struggledt after, rebounded with a big in its playoff opener a 1 Kelseyville. It is expected that the will host St. Vucent's has still not come from the Coast Section officials. Eagles make it to offs; fall to Holy By Roberta Lyons Cloverdale High School varsity volleyball coach, Margaret Fitzger- ald characterized her 1997 season as a "learning experience." The team came U third this year, after having captured the North Central League I title for three years U a row. Fitzgerald is philosophical though and realizes you can't wu them all. "We didn't do so bad," she stressed. "We were 22 and nine overall. We were young and we learned a lot." The coach pout- ed out that there were no seniors on the team. "I was happy with my season; we built some character and we'll do better next year," she conclud- ed. The Eagles did make it to the North Coast Section play-offs and met Holy Names of Oakland last week. The Eagles won the first game, 16,14; but lost: 10,15; 9,15; and 7,15 Monica Dalton had 12 service points; Danielle Bird had eight service points; Kristin lane, four service pouts and one ace; Krista Warren, six service points; ( Jensen, 10 service pouts aces; Katie Gunnuk, three pouts and one ace; son, two service pouts ace. Crafts Faire December 6 and at Citrus The Cloverdale host the fourth annual CraftI 6 and 7from 10 a.m to4 day. Admission is free. Then but they are quickly filling i The Fair is also looking ral or instrumental would like ty to sing holday songs times Saturda) For more information Ug being a vendor or at the Faire Citrus Fair at 894-3992. NOW OPEN. 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