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PO00RTS her leads P.H.S. Green Wave THE PONCHATOULA TIMES, SEPTEMBER 11, 1986, SEC. B., PAGE ONE 14-10 season opener00win over St. Paul By LINDA FAIRBURN You missed Ponchatouia High first game of the season in the new stadium, you missed a that lasted down to the very last a slow offensive start by both action picked up midway into quarter as outstanding back Brown recovered a St. Paul on the Wolves' 43 yard line. runs by tailback Russell Rock )ved the ball deep into as the Green Wave appeared to its way to score, their momentum down as Merlin Allen fumbled Wolves' seven yard line and St. came up with the ball. The were then penalized for delay of game back to their own seven. With 57 sec. left in the first quarter a pitch out and a loose hall in the ZOne found an alert Bradly Watts for the Green Wave in the ZOne for the first score of the game. i Cooper converted for the PAT and was 7-0 in favor of PHS. finder of the first quarter saw effort on the part of defensive outs Mike Haight and Eddie who consistently harrassed the and kept the backs behind of scrimmage. At the end of the John Brown intercepted a pass and the Green Wave took to begin the period. second quarter was literally a battle, as neither team could up with a series of plays that Darren Landry, Eddie LaCroix, Watts, Otis Cooper, and Mike provided the Green Wave with tackles which kept the from gaining any long yardage. St. Paul's man for all positions, Cannizzaro, showed his running as he picked and ploughed his h for many short yardage the first half coming to a St. Paul faked a kick on fourth and their longest gain of the night on a run by their quarterback, Mclntyre. This brought the bali Green Wave 25 yard line. With little time remaining, St. Pauis not penetrate the Green Wave's and on fourth down an field goal fell short as the first half came to an end with PHS ahead 7- 0. After a magnificent half time show provided by both bands, an eager St. Pauls took the kick off and on the first down of play Matthew Daigle slipped behind Bradly Watts to receive a beauti- fully thrown pass from QB Reggie. Mclntyre which set the stage for the Wolves first score on the Ponchy 28 yard line. The first two downs saw a determined Green Wave defense halt any attempt to score by the Wolves. On third down a pass from Mclntyre to Daigle was complete on the five, but then fumbled and recovered immediately by the Green Wave. Nowhere could the Greenies find running room and on third down of the series David Gaitain recovered a PHS fumble on the one yard line. With 9:19 remaining in the third quarter, St. Pauls work horse, Joey Cannezzaro leaped into the end zone to give the Wolves their first score. The extra point was good by Trey Babin and all of a sudden the game was tied 7- 7. Now, under pressure and faced with the possibility of an opening game loss, the competiveness and brilliant leader- ship of quarterback Carl Disher began to overpower the Wolves defense as he picked apart the secondary for signifi- cant gains down the field. One good drive, though, was halted as number 24, Tyler Jones intercepted a Disher pass in the end zone and ran it back 7 yards. Time and time again, the Green Wave defense stood tall and on third down a quick kick by the Wolves sent the ball traveling to the Ponchy 42. At the end of the third quarter the score still remained Ponchy 7 and the Wolves 7. So begins the exciting climax of a hard-fought game. St. Pauls had the ball on the Green Wave six yard line due to a costly penalty by the Green Wavc.. The aggressive tackles made by Darren Landry killed all hope of a touch- down and so with 11:16 remaining in the fourth quarter a field goal attempt by Trey Babin put the Wolves ahead 10-7. Within two plays, the Wolves would begin to see their fleeting moments of joy come to a screeching halt as the strong arm of Mr. Disher unleashed a spiral that was perfectly thrown to John Brown and all that was left between him and the goal line was white stripes and the smell of v[ctory. A tremendous amount of pressure was placed on Disher as he unwound his arm, but the coordination between him and his receiver was indeed a pleasure for any sports fan to watch. The point after was good and so the score with 10:37 to go in the fourth quarter saw the Green Wave ahead 14-10. The kick off was followed by a series of downs where both teams were back and forth with fumbles, penalties, and interceptions--PHS trying to protect their lead and the Wolves trying to be victorious. Again, the tremendous effort on the part of the Green Wave defense stifled every attempt St. Pauls could come up with. With 4:37 left in the game, Brown received a fourth down kick on the Ponchy 40 yard line and called for a fair catch. On second down the game seemed to take a turn for the worse (for the Green Wave, that is) as Trey Babtn intercepted a broken pattern pass for the Wolves. At this point the spectators began to feel the tension and anxiety of the players as a first down pass inter- ferance call against the Greenies gave momentum to the Wolves and placed them inside Ponchatoula territory. On fourth down a beautifully thrown ball landed right in the grasp of Matthew Daigle and suddenly the Wolves were on the Ponchatoula 28. With 1:08 remaining in the game, the Wolves took to the air. On third down, Kenny Huber received a pass deep in Ponchy territory to make it first down. Alas, the Green Wave defense led by cornerback Brent Perrtlloux, linebacker James Fambro, and cornerback, Bradly Watts, held the Wolves off. On fourth down John Brown intercepted a pass, but pass interferance against him gave the Wolves first down and goal to go. With 18 seconds to go Mclntyre found his favorite receiver, Matthew Daigle, on the one yard line for the completion. As the pile of players unraveled, all the Wolves were calling time out, but all they could do was stand by and watch the clock tick away as no more time outs were left for them. Now, is that a finish, or what? PHS holds off the last minute effort of St. Paul's and wins 14-10! The Wolf stops here Determined to win, P.H.S. varsity player Jeff Crownover, Number 81, backstops the effort to keep St. Paul pinned down at the pass. (Photo by Anna McMahon) P.H.S. Wavettes pare... 9 and elect Harry Lavine Parish President Gordon Burgess From Jefferson Parish, No experience in Government. No known accounting back. ground. Why Is the big money out of the parish backing him? Why me the big  endorse- ments outside the Parish? Who is this mystery man? For an independent and qualified Harry Lavine A life long relident of Tangi. pahoa Parish. Qualified: 15 years experience In Federal, State and local government. Profemdonai bookkeeper. S.LU. Graduate in accounting and business. Graduate of numerous manage- ment courses. 4 year Air Force - Veteran, Parish President ELECT z59 Harry Lavine Parish Yresident Sept. 27,1986 100O/o Ready Your child's first day of school. It's a big step, for both of you. Adjustments to new schools, new teachers, and new situations can create a stressful situation for children. As a parent, it's up to you to make sure that your child is prepared and protected -- 100% Fit -- 100% Ready for the year ahead and for the future. One of the toughest jobs you face, however, is knowing when your child has a problem and when to get pro- fcssional help. The HCA DePaul Psychiatric Network wants you to be aware of some symptoms that may signal the need for help, such as: too little or too much sleep, lack of concentration, changes in eating habits, truancy, or unexplained anger. Quality outpatient counseling, psychological testing and substance abuse evaluations are available through the HCA DePaul Hammond Clinic. Professional staff work closely with you and your children to help them be, 100 percent ready for school. Call HCA DePaul Hammond - 542-4909, for assistance or referral. rm-------mm--'ml----ll HCA DePaul Hammond 1007 W. Thomas St. Hammond, LA. 70401 I I Name I Address I City, I Phone 12 i .... State Please send me more information on Child and Adolescent Program services. fill/I/I//1 Suite-G 40 1 ' Zip .... ,,  II J HCA DePaul Hammond 1007 West Thomas Hammond, LA. 70401 542-4904 I L--PS,YCHIATRIC NE33NORK--J I Outpatient Centers The Tradition of Exccllencc! 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