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• 2013 BATTLE IN THE VALLEY •

A fingertip away No. 4-ranked Iowa Western escapes with 24-17 win over TVCC Cardinals The Cardinals had a late penalty that backed them up to the 16-yard line and stalled the drive. With a fourth and goal situation from the 13 yard line, Polite dropped back for the pass but it was broken up by the Reivers secondary. Smiley said this year’s battle lived up to the billing. “It was a great ball game and was a big time battle here in Athens, TX,” Smiley said. “It was unfor-

By Joe Elerson STAFF WRITER

Trinity Valley Community College head coach Brad Smiley walked away from Bruce Field with mixed reactions Saturday night. He was pleased with the way the kids fought but he was not happy with the turnovers and penalties following the second annual Battle In the Valley. Once all was said and done, the No. 4-ranked Iowa Western Reivers escaped with a 24-17 win over TVCC. “I am proud of the kids and they played extremely hard,” Smiley said. “That is a good football team over there and I am extremely encouraged by a lot of things that I saw.” The key drive of the game happened with 3:47 remaining in the ball game. Freshman Tata Green blasted his way for 79 yards on the ensuing kickoff after Akise Teague gave IWCC the 24-17 lead on a 16yard touchdown run. TVCC capitalized on a third and five from the IWCC 16 as Ryan Polite found Green for an 11-yard completion.

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Trinity Valley sophomore Trent Momom (11) attempts to fight off an Iowa Western defender as he stretches for the reception Saturday afternoon during the second annual Battle In the Valley at Bruce Field. Iowa Western escaped with a 24-17 win for it’s 13 straight win. Iowa Western is the NJCAA defending national champions.

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Individual Rushing — IWCC: Akise Teague 18-57-1; Antwan Gilbert 2-14; Team 5-17; Trey’Vonne Barr’e 1-(-2); Bravard 8-(-16). TVCC: Marquel McNac 12-29; Jeff Harris 8-25; Tavarreon Dickerson 3-10; Polite 79; Tata Green 2- (-14). Passing — IWCC: Bravard 24-42315-2; Tay Bender 1-1-16. TVCC: Polite 27-41-288-1. Hunter McCoy 22-12. Receiving — IWCC: Geronimo Allison 10-164; Sehl 6-70-2; Teague 344; Alex Reed 3-37; Bryant Johnson 3-11; Antwan Gilbert 2-8. TVCC: Tata Green 8-89-1; Frankie Okafor 4-49; Nate Pickett 3-25; Darrius Floyd 2-22; Trent Momom 3-22; Thad Stewart 1-14; John Thomas 213, McNac 2-12; Christian Taylor 10; Jarvis Baxter 1-9; Anterric Maxey 1-5; Dickerson 1-3.

First Quarter IWCC — Danny Hamilton 39 FG, 12:33 TVCC — D’Nerrius Antione 86 punt return (Dylan McLain kick) 6:08 Second Quarter IWCC — George Sehl 8 from Connor Bravard (Hamilton kick), 12:21 TVCC — McLain 42 FG 8:26 Third Quarter IWCC — Sehl 25 from Bravard (Hamilton kick), 3:56 Fourth Quarter TVCC — Tata Green 22 from Ryan Polite (McLain kick) 6:58 IWCC — Akise Teague 16 run (Hamilton kick) 3:47 First downs Rush-yards Passing yards C-A-I Fumbles-lost

tunate that we could not get the victory.” Offensively, Polite was able to connect with 12 different receivers in the game. Smiley said he was impressed with his team. “I am proud of a lot of guys,” Smiley said. “Offensively, the backs are running hard and the line did a great job tonight. We stepped up to the plate and played hard.” TVCC looks for their first win against Coffeyville this Saturday.

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TVCC loses conference opener 24-19 at Kilgore By Joe Elerson STAFF WRITER

JUNIOR COLLEGE “The blocked field goal was huge,” Smiley said. “We have not had a blocked kick around here in years and it cost us three points. On the extra point, that was on the hold and it got away from him.” The Cardinals also had a miscue in the punt return game with a fumbled punt deep in Cardinals territory. Kilgore capitalized on the miscue with a five-play, 19-yard drive. They capped it off with a six-yard run by Ladaedrix Payton for a 14-0 lead. Even with the miscues in the kicking game, the Cardinals had a chance to pull out the win late in the game as quarterback Ryan Polite threw an interception to Kilgore’s Joe Lynch with less than two minutes

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Luis Sanchez booted his third PAT good. In the fourth quarter, Kilgore drove down the field and added it’s final points of the game on a 33yard field goal by Sanchez with 5:10 remaining. TVCC scored the final points of the game as Tavarreon Dickerson barreled his way in from a yard out for the 24-13 finale. Polite had a solid game for the Cardinals as he went 35-of-50 for 394 yards and one touchdown.

remaining. Smiley said he was impressed with the way the defense played in the conference opener. “The guys did well and they had 110 yards rushing. They had some explosive runs and our defense held point pretty good,” Smiley said. “We held them to a field goal on fourth-andone, which was big for us.” The Cardinals trailed 14-7 heading the intermission as Polite scored on a six-yard run in the second quarter. In the third quarter, TVCC put together a nice drive to open the quarter and got the score to 14-13 on a 14-yard touchdown strike from Polite to Christian Taylor. The PAT was blocked with 12:33 remaining in the quarter. Three minutes later, Kilgore was able to extend the lead to 21-13 as Tanner Tausch found Colin Jeter for the 14-yard touchdown.

Scoring Summary First Quarter K — Eddie Smith 2 run (Luis Sanchez kick), 3:36 Second Quarter K — Ladaedrix Payton 6 run (Sanchez kick), 11:14 T — Ryan Polite 6 run (Dylan McLain kick), 4:06 Third Quarter T — Christian Taylor 14 from Ryan Polite (kick blocked), 12:33 K — Colin Jeter 14 from Tanner Tausch (Sanchez kick), 8:32 Fourth Quarter K — Sanchez 33 FG, 5:10 T — Tavarreon Dickerson 1 run (pass failed) 2:12

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TVCC wide receiver Jarvis Baxter had a strong performance in the conference opener with nine catches for 104 yards in a 24-19 loss at Kilgore. TVCC hosts Cisco this Saturday at 7 p.m.

Eustace cross country AHS falls to Westwood in volleyball action runs strong at Grand Prairie invitational By Joe Elerson STAFF WRITER

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aces from Hannah Feinsod and two service aces from Sarah Red for the 4-1 lead. Westwood then came storming back and took its’ first lead at 7-6 on a kill from MiKayla Benson off the assist from Neeli Hardison. Athens was able to get to ithi t 98 kill

to 21-8. Athens had chances in game’s two and three to extend the match, but was unable to stop the Lady Panthers at the net. In game two, Athens tied the game at 22-22 with a long rally, but Westwood t k t l ith kill b

kills in the game three win. In the opening game of the match, Athens looked to start out strong behind the service game of Red with a 4-0 run that included two aces to give Athens the 5-1 lead. Westwood was able to close to within 6 5 as

FOOTBALL Friday, October 4 Eustace at Malakoff ............................................................................................7:30 Lone Oak at Kemp ..............................................................................................7:30 Trinidad at Avalon ................................................................................................7:30 Athens Christian Preparatory at Carrollton Christian ............................................7:30 Saturday, October 5 TVCC at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M.................................................................2:00 Friday, October 11 Athens Christian Preparatory at FW THESA ..........................................................8:00 Athens at Canton ................................................................................................7:30 Mabank at Brownsboro........................................................................................7:30 Cross Roads at Dallas Gateway ..........................................................................7:30 Quitman at Eustace ............................................................................................7:30 Malakoff at Lone Oak ..........................................................................................7:30 Saturday, October 12 Penelope at Trinidad ............................................................................................7:30 TVCC at Blinn ......................................................................................................7:00

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The Trinity Valley Community College Cardinals took care of the No. 1 team in the nation Saturday night with a 35-7 win over the Navarro College Bulldogs at Tigers Stadium in Corsicana. TVCC will now prepare to take on NorthEastern Oklahoma A&M at Miami, Okla. in a 2 p.m. start this Saturday.

Knockout blow TVCC scores 28 unanswered points in second half for a 35-7 win over No. 1-ranked Navarro By Joe Elerson

quarter via the 45-point mercy rule as senior Jordon Wright found an opening for 45-yards down the sideline with 9:43 remaining in the quarter. With the win, coach Tom McVey’s squad is 4-3 on the season. They will have this week off before starting District 16, 6-man play next week at Milford. “Like I said before if we are not a “WE” when we head into district, we will be coming right back to Trinidad when the season is over,” Wright said. “Whatever we do in district, we need to be a team.” Trinidad opened up the scoring in the first quarter as Jovante’ Hornbuckle found an opening in the

y for a five-yard touchdown strike with 2:59 remaining. “We are still very susceptible to the pass,” McVey said. “We need to cover it well and we are still having issues with working on that and we need to get better at it.” McVey said he is concerned with how the passing game went Saturday even though Penelope went 6-of-15 for 56 yards. “We have to come together as a team,” McVey said. “We are still not gelling like I want us too and we have to defend the pass. If we can’t deal with the pass, we will be dead in the water against Milford and Calvert.” Following the Penelope

his touchdown play as he found a wide open Matt Snider for 35-yards with 4:55 remaining in the half. McVey said once the game was in hand in the second quarter, he was able to use more of his bench to get ready for the district run. “It was good,” McVey said. “It was good getting the younger guys in there too because we knew this was not going to be an easy game but it was not going to be a chore.” The Trojans also had a defensive touchdown from freshman Ronald Marcus on a 51-yard fumble return with 3:23 remaining in the half. T.J. McVey went 5-of-8 for 168 yards and three touchdowns for the Trojans.

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This season, the Trinity Valley Community College Cardinals have faced two top five teams in the nation in the first five games of the season. The Cardinals (3-2, 2-1) narrowly lost to Iowa Western, 24-17, in the opener and on Saturday night,

cult time adjusting in the first half as TVCC held a 70 lead at the intermission. The lone touchdown came on a 22-yard pass completion from Ryan Polite to Jarvis Baxter

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First Quarter T — Jovante’ Hornbuckle 21 run (kick failed) 6:29 P — Corey Nave 5 from B.J. McMullen (Victor Rodriguez kick) 2:59 T — Dustin Bannister 41 from T.J. McVey (Bannister from McVey) 2:48 Second Quarter T — Lee Vasquez 51 from McVey (pass failed) 7:28 T — Matt Snider 35 from Jordon Wright (kick blocked) 4:55 T — Ronald Marcus 51 fumble return (kick failed) 3:23 T — Wright 9 run (pass failed) 1:41 T — McVey 1 run (Vasquez from Logan Glover) 1:28 T — Chris Bannister 45 from McVey (kick failed) :13 Third Quarter T — Wright 45 run 9:43

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The Athens Lady Hornets took time out of their day to promote their Dig Pink volleyball match against the Mineola Yellowjackets tonight at AHS Gymnasium. Athens (9-15, 1-4 in District 15-3A) is looking to bounce back from a fourmatch losing streak as the freshman and junior varsity start at 5 p.m. with the varsity to follow. All proceeds from the Dig Pink event benefit Side-Out, which in turn awards grants to medical research organizations and entities dedicated to providing support to breast cancer patients and their families.

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Individual Rushing — P: Cory Nave 9-30; B.J. McMullen 6-35; Alexis Torres 2-17; Brice Deal 3-10. T: Jordon Wright 264; T.J. McVey 1-1; Dustin Bannister 1-12; Jovante’ Hornbuckle 1-21. Passing — P: McMullen 5-14-2-53; Joseph Englehardt 11-3. T: McVey 5-8-168-3; Wright 1-1-35-1. Receiving — P: Nave 2-27; Torres 1-3; Thomas Cicalo 1-12; Blake Wagner 2-14. T: Dustin Bannister 1-41; Lee Vasquez 1-51; Matthew Snider 2-49; Chris Bannister 263.

From Staff Reports BRENHAM — The Trinity Valley Community College Cardinals wrapped up a three-game road trip undefeated following a 34-18 win over the Blinn College Buccaneers Saturday night in Brenham. With the win, coach Brad Smiley’s Cardinals are now 5-2 overall and 4-1 in Southwest Junior College football conference play. The Cardinals will wrap up the conference portion of its schedule this Saturday with the Hall of Fame/Homecoming Day festivites against the No. 4-ranked Tyler Junior College Apaches (7-0, 4-0). The game is set to kickoff at 3 p.m., with the crowning of the king and queen at 2:30 p.m. “Just like every week, we have to have a great week of practice,” Smiley said. “They are obviously a good football team and are playing well. They have lots of skill and speed and it will be a great heavyweight fight.” On Saturday, Trinity Valley jumped out to a 14-0 lead as Tavarreon Dickerson scored a four-yard touchdown run at the 10:41 mark of the opening quarter. Dylan McLain booted the PAT good for a 7-0 lead. Franky Okafor then capped off a 12play, 76 yard drive as he pulled down a

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FOOTBALL nine-yard touchdown from Ryan Polite for the 14-0 lead. Following a 32-yard field goal by Blinn to cut the deficit to 14-3, TVCC scored the final 10 points of the half for a 24-3 lead. McLain blasted a 36-yard field goal through the uprights and then Okafor made a highlight reel play to end the half. The Cardinals had five seconds remaining in the half when Okafor went up over three Blinn defenders and pulled down a 51-yard hail mary for the touchdown. “It was awesome and they were completed dejected,” Smiley said about the play. In the second half, McLain added a 36yard field goal and John Thomas hauled in a 12-yard pass from Polite for a 34-11 lead. Polite finished the contest 29-of-45 for 323 yards. He had three touchdowns and one interception. Okafor was the leading receiver with five catches for 90 yards and one score. NOTE: In other conference finals from Saturday, Tyler defeated Cisco 49-23, Kilgore defeated NEO 35-21 and Navarro demolished Southeast Prep 80-0.

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Ryan Polite (10) led the TVCC Cardinals attack on Saturday going 10-of-11 for 185 yards and five touchdowns as TVCC defeated Southeast Prep, 86-7, in the regular season finale at Bruce Field.

Ready for the playoff push No. 10-TVCC thumps SE Prep, 86-7, in regular season finale By Joe Elerson STAFF WRITER

The No. 10-ranked Trinity Valley Community College Cardinals wrapped up regular season play with a dominating win over Southeast Prep, 86-7, in the regular season finale at Bruce Field.

BASKETBALL Saturday, November 2 TVCC vs. Ranger at Dallas ..................................4:00 Tuesday, November 5 Coastal Bend at TVCC women ............................5:30

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“I told our kids that it is your responsibility to go out there and execute the plays that we call,” TVCC coach Brad Smiley said. “It is my job to mange the clock and I think we did a good job of that. I was happy that the kids went out there and did what we asked them to do and exe-

cuted and played well.” With the win, the Cardinals finished at 7-2 overall and will host the Blinn Buccaneers in the opening round of the playoffs this week. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. TVCC jumped out to a 517 lead after the first quarter

and held a 72-7 lead at the half. TVCC had 11 different players score touchdowns in the game with three players recording special teams touchdowns. D’Nerius Antione, Luis Lopez and Jarvis Baxter had the scores.

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Mission accomplished TVCC comes from behind over Navarro, 56-45 By Joe Elerson STAFF WRITER

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After falling to the No. 4 team in the nation in the Iowa Western Reivers last week in the Battle in the Valley 24-17, the Trinity Valley Community College Cardinals made a statement this week. They came ready to play as they thrashed the No. 12-ranked Coffeyville Community College Red Ravens 72-7 in the Texas-Kansas Junior College Football Challenge. “The kids responded well and the only mistakes that we made was the fumble in the first half,” Smiley said. “I am proud of these guys and they executed in all three phases tonight.” The win was the third highest point total in Cardinals history as they had scored 79 and 76 points in previous contest. With the win, seven-year head coach Brad Smiley’s team is now 11 on the season. They head into an open week this week before travelling to Kilgore on Sept. 14 for a 7 p.m. start. “We are going to have some scrimmage work during the off week,” Smiley said. “We want to get some of the guys to have an opportunity to make the travelling squad to Kilgore. It is going to be a big week to get some guys back from injuries and we are going to get healthy.” TVCC jumped out to a 42-0 lead at the half and amassed 405 yards of offense in the first 30 minutes of the game. Luis Lopez and Monty James had two touchdowns each for the Cardinals, while sophomore quarterback Ryan Polite threw for four t hd

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For the second time this season, TVCC put together more than 70 points in a game. TVCC jumped out to a 51-7 lead after the first quarter and held a 72-7 lead at the half. TVCC had 11 different players score touchdowns in the game, three of them on special teams.

TVCC punter Dylan McLain nailed a line-drive punt with over three minutes left as Navarro’s Mikechell Potts had the ball bounce off his chest and was recovered by Trinity Valley’s Trent Momon at the NC 33. Three plays later, TVCC quarterback Ryan Polite faked out the Navarro defense and went 22-yards untouched for the 49-45 lead with 2:27 remaining. “What blows my mind in this game is that the top two defenses in the conference give up 100 points,” Smiley said. TVCC continued to put on the pressure on Navarro’s next drive as sophomore linebacker Tray Thornton intercepted a Josh Greer pass deep in NC territory. Two plays later, freshman running back Marquel McNac scored the games final touchdown on an 11-yard scamper with 1:38 remaining in the contest. “No matter what the score is, our guys know that they are going to win this game,” Smiley said. “I love these kids to death and they have been such a joy to have this season.” Early in the contest, the teams showed why they were in the title game as the lead went back-and-forth until the second quarter of play. TVCC’s Tavarreon Dickerson opened the scoring with a 79-yard pitch and catch from Ryan Polite just

over five minutes into the game. Navarro answered the touchdown 41 seconds later as freshman quarterback Carson Earp found Austin Collins for a 78-yard touchdown strike. Following touchdowns by Polite on a nine-yard run and a 11-yard touchdown from John Thomas, NC scored 17 unanswered points to take a 38-21 lead with 9:23 remaining in the third quarter. The Cardinals then went on a run of their own as they scored 21 unanswered points to take the lead back with 9:58 remaining in the game. Polite scored his second rushing touchdown of the game from six-yards out to cut the lead to 38-27. Dickerson cut the lead to three as he scampered 30 yards for the touchdown with 18 seconds remaining in the third quarter. TVCC put together an impressive drive as Polite found Trent Momon in double coverage for a 41 yardtouchdown. Smiley said with the bowl announcement coming today, the clock is ticking on preparation for the big game. “We will have to find out who we are playing and where we are going,” Smiley said. “We then have to get film and break it down and I have to get these coaches on the road to begin recruiting.”

VOLLEYBALL Thursday, September 5-Saturday, September 7 Brownsboro at Brownsboro Tournament (V) ............TBA Mabank at Wills Point Tournament (9/JV) ................TBA Athens at Robinson Tournament (9/JV) ..................TBA CROSS COUNTRY Saturday, September 7 Athens at Malakoff Invitational........................8:30 a.m. Mabank at Malakoff Invitational......................8:30 a.m. Malakoff at Malakoff Invitational ....................8:30 a.m. Kemp at Malakoff Invitational ........................8:30 a.m. Brownsboro at Tyler Lee Cross Country Classic ......8:00 Eustace at Tyler Lee Cross Country Classic ............8:00

Big 12 unveils bowl lineup for 2014-19 Associated Press DALLAS — The Big 12 will have three bowl games against SEC teams each postseason. Big 12 officials announced their future sevengame bowl lineup, which is highlighted by the previously announced 12-year Sugar Bowl partnership for the leagues to match their champions. If one or both

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First Quarter T — Tavarreon Dickerson 79 from Ryan Polite (Dylan McLain kick), 9:45 N — Austin Collins 78 from Carson Earp (Carlos Macias kick), 9:04 N — Markel Steward-Gillespie 30 from Josh Greer (Macias kick), 5:31 T — Polite 9 run (McLain kick), 3:11 Second Quarter N — Cameron Washington 11 run (Macias kick), 10:44 T — John Thomas 11 from Polite (McLain kick), 8:33 N — Tim Wright 14 run (Macias kick), 2:20 N — Macias 39 FG, 0:00 Third Quarter N — Wright 26 from Greer (Macias kick), 9:23 T — Polite 6 run (McLain kick), 5:47 T — Dickerson 30 run (McLain kick), 0:18 Fourth Quarter T — Trent Momon 41 from Polite (McLain kick), 9:58 N — Wright 3 run (McLain kick), 5:18 T — Polite 22 run (McLain kick), 2:27 T — Marquel McNac 11 run (McLain kick), 1:38 N T First downs 24 22 Rush-yards 45-193 32-194 Passing yards 342 254 C-A-I 21-39-1 24-40-1 Fumbles-lost 3-1 2-1 Punts-avg. 9-36.5 8-30.0 Penalties-yards 7-73 7-55 Individual Rushing — N: Tim Wright 28-157, Cameron Washington 14-47, Josh Greer 2-(-5), Edwin Mims 1-(-6). T: Luis Lopez 2-(-1), Jeff Harris 3-32, Ryan Polite 12-70, Monty James 1(-1), Tavarreon Dickerson 5-48, Marquel McNac 9-46. Passing — N: Carson Earp 2-4-94, Josh Greer 19-34-1-248. T: Ryan Polite 24-39-1-254, Tata Green 0-1. Receiving — N: Austin Collins 9181, Steward-Gillespie 3-47, Alex Allen 7-60, Wright 2-31, James Jordan 1-23. T: Jarvis Baxter 1-6, Green 10-62, McNac 2-4, Franky Okafor 2-11, Dickerson 1-79, John Thomas 1-11, Momon 5-69, Christian Taylor 2-12.

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TVCC tight end John Thomas (87) goes up for the touchdown grab over Navarro defenders Dominique Kelly (34) and Robert Lewis in their 56-45 win over the Navarro College Bulldogs Saturday afternoon at Bruce Field.

The title game lived up to the billing as TVCC battled from a 31-21 deficit at the half. TVCC put the game away late as Polite faked out the Navarro defense and went 22-yards untouched with 2:27 remaining in the game.

season presence in Texas, added a Florida destination, continued our exposure in the West, and added a drivable destination.” The other Big 12 vs. SEC bowl matchups will be in the Texas and Liberty bowls. Pac-12 teams will be the opponents in the Alamo and Buffalo Wild Wings bowls. The ACC will provide the other team for the

A little pay back TVCC evens record at 1-1 with a 49-21 win over Cisco College By Joe Elerson

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TVCC freshman running back Luis Lopez bulls his way past Cisco’s Shelton Sessions for one of his two touchdowns during Saturday’s 49-21 conference win at Bruce Field. The Cardinals will travel to Corsicana this Saturday for a battle with the No. 2-ranked Navarro Bulldogs. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

After a tough loss to Kilgore College in the conference opener last week, the Trinity Valley Community College Cardinals bounced back Saturday night against Cisco College. The Cardinals took care of business on Family Day for a 49-21 win over the Wranglers at Bruce Field. Head coach Brad Smiley’s team is now 2-2 on the season and 1-1 in SWJCFC play. With the loss, Cisco dropped to 0-3 on the season. “We did much better in all three phases of the game tonight,” Smiley said. “Our kicking game was better with the weapons that we have and we got our edge back from last week.” Last year, the Wranglers defeated TVCC, 19-17, with a touchdown on the final play of the game. This year, TVCC scored the first 28 unanswered points as Ryan Polite scored on a two-yard run,

FOOTBALL followed by a 10-yard and three-yard touchdown run from freshman Luis Lopez. Jarvis Baxter then hauled in an 85-yard touchdown pass from Polite for the 28-0 lead with 2:20 remaining in the half. Cisco’s Carl Whitely closed out the first half scoring with a seven-yard touchdown reception from Jonathan Bowen with 42 second remaining in the half for the 28-7 deficit. The Cards travel to Navarro (4-0, 2-0) for a 7 p.m. kickoff Saturday.

TVCC 49, Cisco 21 Cisco 0 7 6 8 — 24 TVCC 7 21 14 7 — 49 First Quarter T — Ryan Polite 2 run (Dylan McLain kick), 0:52 Second Quarter T — Luis Lopez 10 run (McLain kick), 8:35 T — Lopez 3 run (McLain kick), 3:20 T — Jarvis Baxter 85 from Ryan Polite (McLain kick), 2:20 C — Carl Whitely 7 from Jonathan Bowen (Dillon Westall kick), 0:42 Third Quarter T — Franky Okafor 6 from Polite

(McLain kick), 11:18 C — Malique Elliot 12 from Jacorey McQueen (kick blocked), 9:10 T — Baxter 33 from Polite (McLain kick), 3:28 Fourth Quarter T — Jeff Harris 33 run (McLain kick), 14:52 C — Pat Bohannon 10 from Bowen (Kyle Rammage from Bowen), 9:08 CC TVCC First downs 17 20 Rush-yards 42-92 30-219 Passing yards 235 385 C-A-I 15-36-1 28-38-0 Fumbles-lost 4-1 3-1 Punts-avg. 7-40.4 4-48.5 Penalties-yards 19-105 18-157 Individual — CC: Jonathan Bowen 20-16; Joseph Paden 2-1; Airron Cowthran 7-22; Dorian Lowery 5-15; Jerad Mapps 1-3; Malique Elliot 1-4; Jacorey McQueen 4-27; Tanner Rodgers 1-1; James Revada 1-3. TVCC: Tata Green 1-9, Marquel McNac 5-35, Ryan Polite 6-27-1, Tavarreon Dickerson 4-29, Jeff Harris 2-38-1, Luis Lopez 5-35-2, Josh Caldwell 3-16, Monty James 3-28, Hunter McCoy 1-2. Passing — CC: Jonathan Bowen 1021; Tanner Rodgers 2-4, Jacorey McQueen 3-10. TVCC: Polite 27-343-383, James 1-1-2, McCoy 0-3. Receiving — CC: Revada 1-13, Jerad Mapps 4-36, Tre Johnson 1-41, Elliot 3-70, Whitley 2-32, Dorian Lowery 1-8, Airron Cowthran 1-12, Pat Bohannon 1-10, Kyle Rammage 1013. TVCC: Jarvis Baxter 7-164-2, Green 5-65, McNac 2-(-1), Trent Momon 2-52, Darrius Floyd 1-8, Dickerson 1-2, Paul Barksdale 2-15, Franky Okafor 4-47-1, Christian Taylor 3-31, Anterric Maxey 1-2.

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the scoring opportunity. Freshman Dylan McLain ended the drive with a 30-yard field goal at the 6:58 juncture of the first quarter to create a 7-3 deficit. Taking advantage of a short 21-yard punt by NEO’s Tony Kiefer, the Cardinals moved 46 yards in five plays to grab the lead for good. Polite found Trinity Valley veteran wide out Trent Momon open on a 17yard TD pass play to end the series. The point-after by McLain gave the Cards a 10-7 margin with 4:22 left in the first 15 minutes. Entering the game with one of the nation’s top rundefenses that were allowing an average of only 84 total yards per game, Trinity Valley held the Golden Norse out of the endzone on a fourth-and-goal quarterback keeper by Kiefer at the Cards 3-yard line. Consuming the final three minutes of the first quarter, Polite utilized four different running backs to chew up most of the 97 yards on 12 plays. Just one second into the second quarter, freshman Marquel McNac scored on a 3-yard touchdown run. McLain’s extra point gave the Cardinals a 17-7 margin. Freshman tailback Luis Lopez broke through the NEO defense for a 61-yard TD run just two minutes later as TVCC built a 23-7 cushion with 8:58 remain-

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TVCC Cardinals running back Paul Barksdale tries to gain some extra yards during Saturday’s 44-23 win over the Northeastern A&M Golden Norseman in Miami, Ok. The Cardinals (4-2, 3-1) will wrap up a threegame road trip this Saturday at Blinn College. quarter. Polite found sophomore wide out Franklyn Okafor open on a crossing route for a 14-yard touchdown pass with 2:59 before half. McLain kicked the extra point for a 30-7 Cards margin. With time running out before halftime, NEO’s Lipps had a 25-yard field goal attempt bounce off the right upright to squelch a 67-yard drive. During the first half Trinity Valley generated 411 total yards in offense. Th C di l h d f

lined up at the quarterback position. Green retrieved the ball 5 yards deep in the endzone before being tackled by NEO linebacker Brady Krittenbrink for a twopoint safety with 14:50 showing on the clock. Three minutes later after their offensive series stalled at the Trinity Valley 23-yard line, Lipps missed a 40-yard field goal attempt just short. The Polite-to-Okafor combination clicked again for the Cardinals on an 8d t hd t

possession. The point-after by Lipps with 18 seconds left created a 37-16 deficit entering the final quarter. Relying on the running skills of freshmen Dickerson and Jeff Harris, the Cardinals covered 61 yards in eight plays for their final score mid-way through the fourth quarter. Dickerson (5-11, 185 from Arlington, Texas) concluded the drive with an 8-yard TD run at the 7:34 juncture. McLain kicked the extra point. Myers took the ensuing ki k ff d d 85 d

with 245 total yards for the game. Kiefer rushed for 60 yards on 18 carries and one TD to lead the Norse ground game while completing 12 of 30 passes for 157 yards with one interception and no touchdowns. Trinity Valley amassed 576 total yards on offense which included 386 yards rushing on 60 carries. Lopez led the ground game with 103 yards on only five carries and one TD. Polite contributed 83 yards on 12 carries while completing 25

TVCC avenged a 1917 loss to Cisco on the road last year with a dominating win at home. The win started an eight-game win streak. TVCC jumped out to a 28-0 lead in the first half of play. TVCC finished with 604 yards of offense.

Sports No. 17-ranked TVCC takes down No. 3-ranked TJC Apaches, 55-31, for No. 1 seed in playoffs By Joe Elerson

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Trinity Valley freshman Tavarreon Dickerson (21) had six carries for 18 yards in the Cardinals 55-31 win over No. 3-ranked Tyler Junior College Saturday during Homecoming at Bruce Field.

The No. 17-ranked Trinity Valley College Cardinals accomplished two goals on homecoming day against the No. 3ranked Tyler Junior College Apaches Saturday afternoon at Bruce Field. Following an emotional 55-31 win over TJC, the Cardinals are now the outright No. 1-seed in the Southwest Junior College Football conference playoffs starting Nov. 2. The Cardinals can also do no worse than a share of the conference title if Tyler defeats Kilgore this Saturday in the final conference game of the season. For me, it is huge,” seven-year coach Brad Smiley said. “We know having the No. 1 seed overall will be big since teams will have to travel to us for at least two more weeks.” TVCC (6-2, 5-1) will wrap up the regular season next Saturday at 3 p.m. against Southeast Prep at Bruce Field. The biggest story line of the game happened in the second half as TVCC trailed 24-13 at half time.

Season 6-2 7-1 6-2 4-4 4-5 3-5 1-6

TVCC Tyler Navarro Kilgore Blinn NEO Cisco

Conf. 5-1 4-1 3-2 3-2 2-3 1-4 0-5

PF 325 345 342 226 214 245 138

PA 134 215 118 199 235 245 253

This Week’s Games: SE Prep at TVCC, 3 p.m.; NE Oklahoma at Navarro, 1 p.m.; Blinn at Cisco, 3 p.m.; Kilgore at Tyler, 3 p.m.

The Cards outscored Tyler, 42-7 in the second half to seal the victory. We gave them 21 points in offense and kicking game in the first half,” Smiley said. “The defense played great for us and we stuffed the No. 2 offense in the conference.” After injuries to Tyler’s Leroy Dobbins and Randy Price forced them out of the game in the second half, TVCC scored the final 42 points. “I don’t ever wish harm for anybody and one of our defensive goals is to eliminate the starting quarterback,” Smiley said. “Leroy got knocked out of the game early and I hope they get back soon.” TVCC had touchdown passes from Ryan Polite to

Trent Momon for 26 yards and Tata Green for 34 yards. The Cards also had a 42 yard touchdown run from Jeff Harris, a one-yard run from Polite and a 24 yard run by Marquel McNac for 24-yards. Josh Pickett rounded out the second half scoring with a 31-yard fumble return for a touchdown with 2:55 remaining. TVCC finished the game with 600 yards of total offense compared to 242 yards for the Apaches. Polite finished the game 29-of-54 for 393 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. He threw a 49-yard interception for a touchdown to TJC Devante Davis in the first half of play.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Sports • SWJCFC FOOTBALL PLAYOFF SEMIFINALS •

Taking down the Buccaneers TVCC heads to title game following 38-7 thumping of Blinn College By Joe Elerson STAFF WRITER

The No. 10-ranked Trinity Valley Community College Cardinals punched their ticket to the Southwest Junior College Football Conference title game with a 38-7 thumping over the Blinn College Buccaneers Saturday afternoon at Bruce Field. With the win, the Cardinal football team is 82 going into regional title game and has won seven straight games for the first time since 1998. “The defense played awesome,” seven-year head coach Brad Smiley said. “That is two games against Blinn that minus the first quarter when we lost some focus and concentration at their place they stayed focused.” TVCC will now face off against the No. 15 Navarro College Bulldogs (8-2) — who defeated No. 7 Tyler Junior College Apaches, 3324, in the other semifinal Saturday. The championship game is set for Saturday at 3 p.m. at Bruce Field. “We did not play real well in the first half in the first matchup,” Smiley said. “Trinity Valley needs to have a good week of preparation. If we can do that, we feel like we have a good chance to beat anybody.” TVCC put together an

Smiley said during the half time chat, the coaches stressed the importance of winning the second half. “We talked about that we have a 30-minute second half left to play,” Smiley said. “We told them to go out there and win the second half and play for a championship.” TVCC was playing without the services of the conference’s leading receiver in freshman Tata Green. Smiley said he hopes to have Green back for the title game this week. Freshman Jarvis Baxter filled the hole with his best game of the season hauling in 12 catches for 202 yards and two touchdowns. After a 10-yard touchdown run by Blinn’s Klartel Claridy, Baxter put the game out of reach with back-to-back touchdown grabs. He capped off a twoplay, 59-yard drive with a 54-yard reception with 12:25 remaining in the third quarter. His second touchdown was a 42-yard pitch and catch from

Polite with 3:31 remaining. “Jarvis Baxter made some plays and Ryan Polite made some plays with his arm,” Smiley said. “The offensive line protected him (Polite) and I think they have only given up six sacks in 400 pass attempts.” With the dangerous return game of the Cardinals, sophomore punt returner D’Nerius Antione scored his third touchdown of the season with a 47-yard punt return for the 31-7 lead in the third quarter. Freshman wide receiver Paul Barksdale capped off the TVCC scoring with a nine-yard reception from Polite with 12:37 remaining. McLain drilled his fifth PAT good for the 38-7 finale. The TVCC defense held Claridy to 90-yards on 14 carries. Blinn wide receiver Darrion Landry was held to 47 yards on four receptions. TVCC’s Seth Culp and Josh Scroggins had interceptions against Kimble in the game.

TVCC 38, Blinn 7

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October 5 • Red Robertson Field, Miami, Okla. The first meeting against former coordinator Sherard Poteete turned in TVCC’s favor with a 30-7 first half lead. TVCC amassed 576 total yards and did not put the entire game. TVCC running backs had 386 yards on 60 carries.

TVCC 55, TJC 31

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TVCC 44, NEO 23

Cardinals spoil NEO homecoming, 44-23 By Monty Franks

TVCC jumped out to a 40-20 lead at the half and amassed 405 yards of offense in the first 30 minutes of the game against the No. 12 ranked Red Ravens. Ryan Polite went 23-of30 for 245 yards and four touchdowns in the game.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

MIAMI, OKLA. — Unable to harness the powerful running game of the Trinity Valley Community College Cardinals, the Northeastern A&M Golden Norsemen suffered a 44-23 loss Saturday before a large homecoming crowd at Robertson Field. While still winless through three Southwest Junior College Football Conference games, the Golden Norse are 2-4 on the season. The Norsemen travel to Kilgore next Saturday for a 3 p.m. conference clash with the Kilgore College Rangers. With their third consecutive victory coach Brad Smiley’s Cardinals are 3-1 in the conference and 4-2 overall. Although the game started on a rather gray, dreary afternoon, following an overnight rainfall, NEO made the most of receiving the opening kickoff. Sophomore return specialist-wide receiver Dawson Myers caught the kick from Dylan McLain 3yards deep in the endzone. Myers (5-11, 185 from Cushing) broke through the wall of Trinity Valley defenders and returned the kick “to the house” for a spectacular 103-yard touchdown which took 13 seconds. Dylan Lipps added the extra point for a 7-0 NEO lead before fans were set

August 31 • Bruce Field, Athens

TVCC 49, Cisco 21

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Second Quarter T — Ryan Polite 2 run (Dylan McLain kick) 1:25 T — McLain 40 FG 0:00 Third Quarter B — Klartel Claridy 10 run (Brett Kocian kick) 13:08 T — Jarvis Baxter 54 from Polite (McLain kick) 12:25 T — Baxter 42 from Polite (McLain ki k)

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Individual Rushing — B: Klartel Claridy 14-90, Garry Kimble 10-39, Spencer Cowley 9-27, Kaylon Melancon 1-5, Logan Vinklarek 1-(-7). T: Monty James 6-26, Ryan Polite 9-26, Jeff Harris 4-24, Tavarreon Dickerson 515, Marquel McNac 6-14, Josh Caldwell 2-12, Luis Lopez 4-9, Jarvis Baxter 1-2, Franky Okafor 1-1, Trent

October 19 • Bruce Field, Athens On Hall of Fame weekend, TVCC did not disappoint the newest class in the high scoring affair. TVCC was able to outscore TJC, 42-7, in the second half to put the game out of reach. TVCC finished the game with 600 yards of offense compared to 242 yards for the Apaches.

SWJCFC SEMIFINALS TVCC 38, Blinn 7 November 2 • Bruce Field, Athens The No. 10-ranked Cardinals dominated the second meeting over the Buccaneers from the start as Polite went 24-of-39 for 304 yards. TVCC receiver Jarvis Baxter had 12 catches for 202 yards and two touchdowns.

“The second half was the tale-tale story of the season. These kids are unbelievable to me. Seeing them come back time and time again, nothing really bothers these kids..” — TVCC head coach Brad Smiley said about the SWJCFC title game win over Navarro

November 9 • Bruce Field, Athens

No. 8-TVCC 56, No. 13-Navarro 45 Navarro TVCC

SWJCFC CHAMPIONSHIP TVCC 56, Navarro 45

Sports Calendar FOOTBALL Friday, September 6 Athens at Spring Hill ..............................................7:30 Brownsboro at Trinity Christian................................7:30 Cross Roads at Hawkins ........................................7:30 Rice at Eustace......................................................7:30 Kemp at Ferris........................................................7:30 Mabank at Wills Point ............................................7:30 Malakoff vs. Italy * ................................................7:30 * at Waxahachie’s Lumpkins Stadium, Dale Hansen Classic Saturday, September 7 Trinidad at Greenville Christian ..............................2:00

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A recurring theme for the 2013 Southwest Junior College Football Conference champion Trinity Valley Community College Cardinals is they will fight for four quarters. Down 31-21 at the half, the Cardinals outscored Navarro 35-14 in the second half to pull out a 56-45 win at Bruce Field on Saturday. “The second half was the tale-tale story of the season,” seven-year head coach Brad Smiley said. “These kids are unbelievable to me. Seeing them come back time and time again nothing really bothers these kids.” With the win, the Cardinals are now 9-2 overall. Smiley was also named Coach of the Year. This is the second time this season that the Cardinals have defeated Navarro in regular season play. TVCC won 35-7 on Sept. 28 at Navarro when the Bulldogs were the No. 1team in the nation. The title was the Cardinals’ first title since 2005 and it halted the Bulldogs’ attempt at four straight championships. The turning point of the championship contest happened late in the fourth quarter as Navarro held a 45-42 lead. TVCC’s leading receiver Tata Green was tackled for a nine-yard loss on a pass play. The Cardinals then had a 15-yard unsportsmanlike penalty.

The first meeting of the season between the two teams started strong on a Tavarreon Dickerson scored a fouryard touchdown run at the 10:41 mark of the opening quarter. Franky Okafor was the leading receiver with five catches for 90 yards.

October 26 • Bruce Field, Athens

FOOTBALL Friday, November 1 Athens at Mineola ..............................................7:30 Canton at Brownsboro ........................................7:30 Cayuga at Cross Roads ......................................7:30 Kemp at Winnsboro ............................................7:30 Mabank at Van....................................................7:30 Malakoff at Quitman ..........................................7:30 Calvert at Trinidad ..............................................7:30

Friday, November 8 Brownsboro at Athens ........................................7:30 Cross Roads at Itasca ........................................7:30 Eustace at Lone Oak ..........................................7:30 Grand Saline at Kemp ........................................7:30 Mineola at Mabank ............................................7:30 Winnsboro at Malakoff ........................................7:30 Trinidad at Karnack ............................................7:30

Cards send No. 12 Red Ravens home with 72-7 thrashing

October 12 • Cub Stadium, Brenham

TVCC 86, SE Prep 7

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Monday, November 4 TVCC at Hill College ............................................7:30

TVCC 34, Blinn 18

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VOLLEYBALL Tuesday, October 29 Canton at Athens (9/JV/V)..................................5:00 Brownsboro at Mabank (9/JV/V) ........................5:00 Cross Roads at Cayuga (JV/V) ............................5:00 Eustace at Palmer (9/JV/V) ................................5:00 Life Oak Cliff at Malakoff (9/JV/V) ......................5:00

TVCC whipped the No. 1 team in the nation on a nasty night with a dominating second half performance. TVCC put the game away scoring the final 28 points. Polite threw for 171 yards in the win.

Trinity Valley 35, Navarro 7 TVCC 0 7 21 7 — 35 Navarro 0 0 7 0 — 7

TVCC Cardinals wrap up road trip with 34-18 win over Blinn

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Green for 37-yards and Trent Momon for 11 yards. The defense held Navarro’s backup quarterback Alex Allen in check as he went 12-of-24 for 59 yards. TVCC continues the road trip Saturday night at Northeastern Oklahoma. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m.

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Trinidad freshman Joey Schmidt (5) goes in for the tackle against Penelope’s Thomas Cicalo during the Trojans 56-8 homecoming win Saturday night. The game ended on the second play of the third quarter due to the 45-point mercy rule. Penelope Trinidad

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VOLLEYBALL Tuesday, October 1 Van at Athens (9/JV/V) ........................................................................................5:00 Mineola at Brownsboro (9/JV/V) ..........................................................................5:00 Cross Roads at Kerens (JV/V) ..............................................................................5:00 Kemp at Scurry Rosser (9/JV/V) ..........................................................................4:30 Hampton Prep at Malakoff (V) ..............................................................................5:00 Mabank at Canton (9/JV/V) ................................................................................5:00

The Cardinals opened up SWJCFC play with a tough loss in Kilgore. The turning point happened in the the third quarter when Kilgore blocked a Dylan McLain PAT with 12:33 remaining. Kilgore outscored TVCC 10-7 the rest of the game.

TVCC 35, Navarro 7

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September 14 • R.E. St. John, Kilgore

Missed opportunities KILGORE — Missed opportunities proved costly for the Trinity Valley Community College Cardinals during a 24-19 loss to open the SWJCFC schedule Saturday evening. With the loss, the Cardinals are now 1-2 on the season and 0-1 in Southwest Junior College Football Conference play. Kilgore picked up it’s first win of the season after an 0-2 start. The big story line of Saturday’s loss for the Cardinals came in the kicking game, according to seven-year head football coach Brad Smiley. Smiley was disappointed that the Cardinals had a 32-yard field goal by Dylan McLain blocked, a blocked extra point and a missed field goal.

The Cardinals opened up the 2013 season with a tough loss to the defending national champions. Iowa Western’s Akise Teague scored the game-winning touchdown with 3:47 remaining in the game.

Kilgore 24, TVCC 19

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August 27 • Bruce Field, Athens

TVCC 72, Coffeyville 7

Final SWJCFC regular season standings • TVCC • Tyler • Navarro •Blinn Kilgore NEO Cisco

Season 7-2 8-1 7-2 4-5 4-5 3-6 1-8

Conf. 5-1 5-1 4-2 3-3 3-3 1-5 0-6

PF 411 387 404 258 238 261 172

PA 141 227 134 269 241 307 297


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The Cardinals have had playmakers on both sides of the ball this season in their run to a conference and regional championship. At left, wide receiver Jarvis Baxter is seen flying past an Iowa Western defender. At right, freshman Karl Thomas is eighth on the team in tackles with 49 tackles.

Battle of the Birds Cardinals ready to battle No. 12 Mesa Community College By Joe Elerson SPORTS WRITER

Bragging rights are up for grabs this Saturday when Trinity Valley Community College — out of the Southwest Junior College Football Conference in Texas and Mesa Community College — the runner up from Western States Football League do battle this weekend. Saturday, the two schools make their way to Bulldawg Stadium at Copperas Cove High School for the C.H.A.M.P.S. (Communities Helping Americans Mature Progress and Succeed) Heart of Texas Bowl. This will be the second trip to the Heart of Texas Bowl for the No. 6-ranked Cardinals. In their previous trip in 2002, the Cardinals defeated Jones County, Miss. 33-22. Kickoff for the 2013 contest will be at 11 a.m. TVCC enters the game with a 92 record and have rattled off eight straight wins after a 1-2 start to the season. The Cardinals only losses have come to Iowa Western in the season opener and to Kilgore College in the conference opener. Mesa Community College, meanwhile comes into the contest as the No. 12-ranked team in the nation with an 8-2 record. The Thunderbirds lost both of

“This bowl practice compared to 2011 has been very up tempo and upbeat. We are having fun with it and I have learned a lot since 2011. We took a full week off to get healed up and recharge mentally.” — TVCC head coach Brad Smiley its contest to nationally ranked Scottsdale Community College by scores of 58-55 and 45-31 in the WSFL championship game. SCC is ranked No. 4 in the nation. Seventh year TVCC head coach Brad Smiley and first year Mesa head coach Ryan Felker understand the importance of the championship contest. “That is honestly what we have been talking about this last couple of weeks,” Smiley said. “There is a magic number in college football and that number is 10. The ability to hit 10 is something else and I have done this for 19 years and have never hit 10. For me, it signifies a special year and if you hit 10 you have probably won a championship.” TVCC comes into the Heart of Texas Bowl with a dual threat quarterback in sophomore transfer Ryan Polite. He will enter Saturday’s game as the sixth ranked passer in the nation, having completed 285 of 432 passes

for 3,271 yards with 32 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He has also rushed for 325 yards and eight touchdowns. “We are going to do what we do and we have not changed since week five of the season,” Smiley said. “We are going to control the running game and the passing game. We will take our shots when they are there and we will find ways to make plays.” The receiving core for the Cardinals has at least four receivers who have caught at least 27 passes. Freshman Tata Green has 66 catches for 605 yards and four touchdowns, while Jarvis Baxter has 47 passes and is the leading receiver in touchdowns with seven. Mesa has the No. 1 ranked receiver in the country in Cody Saul and the No. 2-ranked passer in the nation in sophomore Blake Kemp. “He (Kemp) is the general and he runs the show,” Smiley said.

No. 6 TVCC (9-2)

No. 12 Mesa (8-2)

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“They have two losses to Scottsdale and they still racked up a ton of yards in those games. Kemp is extremely impressive and they have some guys that can go and get it too.” Saul has 63 receptions for 1,160 yards with 12 touchdowns, while Kemp has completed 229 of 352 passes for 2,961 yards with 27 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. “Our quarterback is a really special kid,” Felker said. “He is a leader and a winner. He lost only one high school game.” Defensively, the Thunderbirds have allowed 359.8 yards per game and have allowed 30 points per game this season. Smiley said even with those numbers, that unit impresses him on film. “Defensively, I am very impressed with their front four. They have size and are big and athletic,” Smiley said. “Both of these defenses are perfect at stopping spread offenses. Their

secondary steps out too and their safeties tackle well in the open field.” The defensive unit is led by sophomore linebacker Daniel Peterson — who has recorded 102 tackles, six tackles for loss and two sacks in 10 games this season. Teammate Taylor Hansen leads the team in interceptions with three to go along with 77 tackles and one sack. Felker said with two high powered offenses in the Cardinals and the Thunderbirds, the defensive coordinators will have their work cut out for them. “It should be fun. I know both of our defensive coordinators are having fits right now and I think the game will ride on them,” Felker said. “I think the big key will be who can get the most stops on defense.” Smiley said the support at their games this season has helped with the Cardinals going from an unranked team at the start of the season to the No. 6ranked team in the nation. “The community of Athens and the campus community have been unbelievable all year,” Smiley said. “This year, we have probably had some of our best crowds ever. We don’t expect to have a home crowd so to speak but we expect to have home field advantage.”

Keep in mind ... Saturday’s game will be broadcast on KCKL 95.9 FM and on the Internet at kcklfm.com. ... The Athens Review will provide updates on its Facebook and Twitter feeds. ... For fans traveling to the game, tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students grades kindergarten through 12 in general admission seating. Reserved club seating on the west and east sides of the stadium will cost $15 per ticket. ... Bulldawg Stadium, the site of Copperas Cover High School, holds 9,845 fans. ... Trinity Valley is 9-9 all time in bowl games. ... The Cardinals last appeared in the HOT bowl in 2002, recording a 33-22 win against Jones County (MS). ... The Cardinals have not played in a bowl since 2011, when they lost to Butler Community College at the Citizen’s Bank Bowl in Pittsburg, Kansas, by a score of 21-17. ... Mesa sports a 6-4 all-time bowl record. ... The Thunderbirds improved from 1-10 in 2011 to 6-4 in 2012, including an appearance in the Valley of the Sun Bowl. ... Mesa lost the bowl game by a score of 41-35 to Glendale.


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Ryan Polite Sophomore, Desoto 285 of 432 32 TDs, 9 INTs 3,271 yards

Tavarreon Dickerson Freshman, Arlington 58 carries 429 yards 4 touchdowns

Tata Green Freshman, Garland 66 receptions 605 yards 4 touchdowns

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On the gas TVCC looking to continue its fast start against Mesa on Saturday By Joe Elerson SPORTS WRITER

High powered offenses can make a big difference when it comes to leading teams to a championship season. For first-year offensive coordinator Clay Patterson, the Trinity Valley Community Cardinals (9-2) have put up huge numbers this season. They have scored over 70 points twice this season and are averaging nearly 46 points per game. TVCC has also put up 510 yards of total offense per game led by sophomore transfer quarterback Ryan Polite. In 11 games this season, Polite is 285-for432 completions with 32 touchdowns and nine interceptions. His favorite target has been freshman Tata Green with 66 receptions for 605 yards and four touchdowns. Freshman Jarvis Baxter is the team leading receiver in touchdowns with seven grabs as he has 47 receptions for 747 yards. His longest reception was an 85-yard touchdown reception against Cisco College. “He (Polite) does a great job not just as a quarterback but as a football player,� Patterson said. “He knows the game of football and he just makes it go.� When it comes to the offensive game, Patterson said they run the traditional triple option style offense but take it in a different direction. “People see that we throw the ball a lot and they automatically think air raid style offense,� Patterson said. “We are really not. We really pride ourselves on running the football.� Patterson said it has been fun coaching the Cardinals offense this year due to the fact that no one has any egos on the team. Patterson said the coaching staff told the sophomores to step up and help out the freshman since he had only three sophomores returning in the receiving core. Leading the running game is freshman

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BREAKDOWN Tavarreon Dickerson — who has 429 yards on 58 carries with four touchdowns. Freshmen Jeff Harris and Marquel McNac are tied for second in rushing yards as both players have 384 yards this season. Polite currently leads the team in rushing touchdowns with eight and comes in fourth in rushing with 325 yards. Another player that could see some action is freshman Luis Lopez. Lopez has 318 yards rushing with five touchdowns. The Cardinals average 195 rushing yards per game with an average of 5.8 yards per carry. “Everything that we do is based on creating running lanes for us to run the football,� Patterson said. “By spreading the field, we feel like we do that and we have always done this style of offense.� One thing that fans see during games this season is multiple substitutions and lots of different receivers and running backs getting touches. TVCC has 14 players who have had rushing attempts this year and 18 players who have had at least one reception in 11 games. “We took the approach that we would play a lot of guys,� Patterson said. “We play at least eight receivers and we rotate three tight ends. Everybody on our offense has scored a touchdown but three people and everybody has touched the football.� Patterson said with Mesa CC allowing 359.8 yards per game and 30.1 points per game, fans can expect to see the same style of play they have done all season. “We feel like we have to be physical,� Patterson said. “We are going to play fast, be physical and have a good tempo and we expect good things will happen for us.�

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Trinity Valley freshman Tata Green has led the way for the Cardinals offense this season. Green has caught 66 passes for 605 yards and four touchdowns. He has nine carries for 39 yards.

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TVCC freshman running back Luis Lopez bulls his way past Cisco’s Shelton Sessions for one of his two touchdowns during their 49-21 conference win at Bruce Field in September. The Cardinals rattled off eight straight wins to advance to the bowl game.

        

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Josh Pickett Sophomore, Port Arthur 98 tackles 9.5 tackles for loss 1 sack

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Cortney Finney Freshman, Bay City 92 tackles 5.5 sacks 2 forced fumbles

Jhaustin Thomas Sophomore, Decatur, GA 11.5 sacks, 54 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss

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TVCC sophomores Duval Jackson (16) and Josh Pickett (41) are in the top four in tackles for the Cardinals this season. Pickett has 98 tackles with one sack, while Jackson has 60 tackles and nine sacks. Jackson is second in tackles for loss with 10.5 in nine games.

No. 6-Cardinals ready to soar TVCC brings Top 15 defense against Thunderbirds high powered offense By Joe Elerson SPORTS WRITER

There is a saying that everyone knows when it comes to championship teams and that saying is “Defense Wins Championships.” For seventh-year defensive coordinator Will Reed, the No. 6-ranked Trinity Valley Community College Cardinals have held teams to under 20 points per game this season. This same unit has also allowed 220 yards of total offense per game led by sophomore linebacker Josh Pickett (98 tackles) and freshman linebacker Cortney Finney (92 tackles).

Reed said when the Cardinals hit the field against the No. 12-ranked Mesa Community College Thunderbirds, the game plan will be the same as it has been all season against a talented Thunderbirds offense. “The first thing that we have preached all year long is the core values of playing defense,” Reed said. “We want them to know where they are supposed to be and have their eyes in the right spot. Most importantly, we want them to play hard until the whistle is blown.” Mesa comes into Saturday’s C.H.A.M.P.S

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BREAKDOWN Heart of Texas Bowl with an offense that has averaged 492.9 yards per game behind the arm of sophomore signal caller Blake Kemp. Kemp has thrown for 2,961 yards with 27 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He is second in the nation in yards per game with 370 yards passing, compared to 297 yards per game for TVCC quarterback Ryan Polite. Reed has found a way all

season to put his defense in situations to disrupt passing games. He will need to find a way to disrupt the passing game of Kemp in order to help the Cardinals pull out the victory on Saturday. “We will have to have a great pass rush and one thing I noticed was they have not been worried about pressure,” Reed said. “We will have to find a way to keep them off balance and the one thing that I would say we are definitely going to have to do is be disciplined and not give them any gifts.” Mesa’s leading receiver is sophomore Cody Saul – who

has 63 catches for 1,160 yards and 12 touchdowns. In six of Mesa’s 10 games this season, Saul has finished with over 100 yards receiving. “Cody Saul does a good job of setting people up,” Reed said. “We have to do a great job of preparing for these guys and slowing them down.” Offensively, Mesa has seven receivers with over 10 receptions. MCC has 17 different receivers that have caught at least one pass this season. “If you allow them to catch the ball and get extra yards after the catch, they keep the chains moving,” Reed said.

Another player who has caught the attention of Reed in the film room has been sophomore running back Michael Allen. Allen has rushed for 385 yards with five touchdowns for the Thunderbirds. “They have some special guys that they have to get the ball too and in particular the running back (Allen) does a good job and we have to keep him under wraps,” Reed said. If the Cardinals are to pick up win number 10 this season, TVCC’s defense will need to step up big against the high-powered offense Saturday morning at Bulldawg Stadium.


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The Trinity Valley Community College Cardinals coaching staff from left: J Pond, Antonio Whitfield, Will Reed, Brad Smiley, Blake Bryan, Clay Patterson and Jermial Ashley are shown with the regional and conference bowl trophies.

TVCC coaching staff proves hard work pays off hen the 2013 Trinity Valley Community College Cardinals step on the football field at Bulldawg Stadium on Saturday, fans will see one of the closest teams that I have seen in a long time. This football team – the No. 6-ranked team in the country – has battled every single game to bring out the best in each other and it has definitely been a joy to watch this season. Led by seventh year head coach Brad Smiley and seventh year defensive coordinator Will Reed, this coaching duo has guided the athletes of TVCC to an impressive season. It is not very often that you see two coaches togeth-

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er for that length of time, but Smiley and Reed have found a way to reach their second bowl game appearance. Reed has won one bowl game during his first stint at TVCC in the 1999 Red River Bowl over Navarro College, while Smiley is looking for his first bowl victory. This game will also be Reed’s second appearance at the C.H.A.M.P.S. Heart of Texas Bowl. The Cardinals defeated Jones, Miss. 33-22 back in the 2002 contest. Smiley lost his first bowl appearance at the Citizens Bank Bowl in 2011, when the Cardinals lost to Butler CC, 21-17, in Pittsburg, Kansas.

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One thing that we know about Smiley is his work ethic to get the Cardinals back into the post season. He proved that point following a tough season last year, in which the Cardinals finished 3-6 overall and 1-5 in Southwest Junior College football conference play. “Last season has a bad taste in everyone’s mouths right now,” Smiley said in the 2013 media guide published by Trinity Valley

Community College. “This coaching staff and the guys in this sophomore class were humbled by what happened last year.” The assistant coaching staff of Offensive Coordinator Clay Patterson, Offensive Line coach J Pond, Wide Receivers coach Antonio Whitfield, Linebackers coach Blake Bryan and Defensive Line coach Jermial Ashley have a combined 14 years of coaching experience at TVCC. That track record has shown they know the right place to put their athletes during crucial times in games. You can also see from the players the respect they have for the coaching staff

and this is a testament to the work ethic of everyone that walks through the doors of the Cardinal field house. When you talk to any of the coaches about the 2013 team, you get a response about how respectable the athletes are and how they want everyone on the team to be an equal part of the winning equation. Prior to the season, Smiley said in the media guide, “Can our playmakers step up and make plays is another question we need answered. We need them to show us we can count on them.” I think with an offense that has scored 505 points this season and a defense that leads the NJCAA with 1,114 tackles and is second

in sacks with 55 has definitely stepped up this season. The icing on the top of the cake could come on Saturday if the Cardinals can put together a complete game against a talented Mesa Community College Thunderbirds squad. I cannot wait to be in attendance to see how the Cardinals step up to the pressure situation of a college bowl game atmosphere. Strap in because it is expected to be a cold morning but the intensity should make the game a fun ride. Joe Elerson is the sports writer for the Athens Daily Review. He can be reached at sportseditor@athensreview.com.

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At left, Trinity Valley head coach Brad Smiley coaches up the offensive guys during a game earlier this season. Above, offensive line coach J Pond instructs his lineman on strategy during a game earlier this season. The offensive line could play a key role in Saturday’s championship contest.


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NJCAA Top 20 Final Regular Season Football Poll Rank College 1 Georgia Military College 2 East Mississippi Community College 3 Iowa Western Community College 4 Scottsdale Community College 5 Butler Community College - KS 6 Trinity Valley Community College 7 Rochester Community and Technical College 8 Jones County Junior College 9 Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College 10 ASA College 11 Copiah-Lincoln Community College 12 Mesa Community College 13 Tyler Junior College 14 Hinds Community College 15 Central Lakes College-Brainerd 16 Navarro College 17 Nassau Community College 18 Hutchinson Community College 19 Dodge City Community College 20 College of DuPage

ALL-TIME BOWL RESULTS 1948 Little Oil Bowl Wharton 49, Cardinals 0 1958 Industrial Bowl Del Mar, CA 14, Cardinals 12 1959 Hospitality Bowl Pearl River, MS 30, Cardinals 0 1962 Texas JUCO Bowl Cardinals 30, Trinidad, CO 13

Record 11-0 11-0 10-1 9-1 9-1 9-2 10-1 9-2 8-2 8-1 7-2 8-2 8-2 7-2 9-2 8-3 9-2 7-4 6-3 7-3

Points 207.0 202.5 185.5 174.0 165.5 143.5 136.0 133.0 127.0 118.0 111.0 91.5 87.5 70.0 62.5 59.0 44.5 23.0 22.0 20.0

1st Votes 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Prev. 1 2 3 5 6 8 12 4 9 16 10 7 14 17 11 13 15 18 19 RV

2002 Heart of Texas Bowl

1965 Junior Rose Bowl Fullerton, CA 20, Cardinals 15 1966 Junior Rose Bowl Cardinals 40, Pasadena, CA 13 1967 NJCAA Bowl Arizona Western 20, Cardinals 7 1968 Wool Bowl Grand Rapids, MN 24, Cardinals 0 1983 Garland Shrine Bowl NE Oklahoma 11, Cardinals 10 1984 Jayhawk Bowl Coffeyville, KS 35, Cardinals 34 1988 Texas JUCO Shrine Bowl Cardinals 66, Holmes, MS 35 1993 Real Dairy Bowl Cardinals 42, Ricks, ID 13 1994 Texas JUCO Shrine Bowl Cardinals 24, NE Oklahoma 17 1997 Red River Bowl Cardinals 42, Garden City, KS 16 1999 Red River Bowl Cardinals 48, Navarro 14 2002 Heart of Texas Bowl Cardinals 33, Jones, MS 22 2005 Pilgrim’s Pride Bowl Cardinals 24, NE Mississippi 14 2011 Citizen’s Bank Bowl Butler 21, Cardinals 17 Bowl record: 9-9

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The Trinity Valley Community College Cardinals get psyched up for another football game earlier this season. Above, they get ready to host the Coffeyville Community College Red Ravens in a non-conference game. TVCC defeated Coffeyville, 72-7 in the second game of the year to even their record at 1-1.

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There’s no shortage of things to see when the Cardinals take the field Defensive coordinator Will Reed celebrates the Cardinals 56-45 win over Navarro in the regional title game on Nov. 9 at Bruce Field. Coach Reed’s defense has allowed 220 yards of offense and 19.5 ppg this season.

TVCC sophomore offensive lineman Joel Valladeres is the only returning starter on the line from last year’s Cardinals football team. He has taken on the role of a vocal leader this season the Cardinals.

The kicking game can play a factor in many games during a season. For TVCC, freshman Dylan McLain has been reliable with making 58-of-61 extra points and has an average of 36.5 yards per punt this season.

Offensive line coach J Pond and head coach Brad Smiley (back turned) talk with sophomore tight end John Thomas during a game earlier this season.

Big Red shows his love for the Cardinals during a game earlier this season at Bruce Field. Fans can expect to see a lot of excitement from the Cardinals mascot on Saturday.

TVCC wide receiver Jarvis Baxter stiff arms a defender during the Cardinals 72-7 win over No. 12 Coffeyville Community College Red Ravens at Bruce Field. Baxter finished as the conference’s second leading receiver with 46 receptions for 740 yards and seven touchdowns.

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