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December 16, 1981

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Wednesday, December 16, 1981 The Borah Senator, Boise, Idaho 83709 Page 15 Varsity gridders capture State "One of Borah's greatest teams." That's how head coach De Pankratz described the 1981 varsity football team which fin- ished the season 12-0, the first team in Idaho high school foot- ball history to do so. Pankratz is not the only one to feel the team is of high caliber. Conrad Trasheim, columnist for the Contra Costa (Califor- nia) Independent, commented on the Lions' ability when the Borah team played Pinole Val- ley earlier in the season. "Those guys (the Lions) did it all. They ran the option flaw- lessly, passed well and played tenacious defense," he reported. "The Lions were fast and physi- cal besides being obviously well coached and sportsmanlike." BORAH PROVED just how fast and physical they were said Wheeler on the champion- ship, "sweet, sweet revenge." Defense was a key weapon for Borah. Led by tackle R. L. Wood with 10 tackles, nine by end Kevin Niendorf, eight by linebacker Paul Workland, and seven by nose guard Dan Cecil, the Lions held Boise to 175 yards total offense with only 54 yards of that on the ground. The Braves, who had trouble all night with their kicking game, managed to score twice -- once on a 16 yard pass from Dan Arnold to Ken Cochran and again on a one-yard Arnold sneak in the closing minutes of the game. BORAH'S SCORING drive was led by seniors Gregg Harri- son and Talbot, both with two touchdowns. Harrison scored his from one yard out and on a 37 yard run. Talbot, on the other hand, scored his in the air, one on a 28 yard pass from Wheeler and the other on an op- tion pass from running back Mark Tidd. Another major factor the Lions used was the foot of All- State kicker Mark Jensen who hit conversions consecutively all day long. Tidd summed up his feelings on winning the championship: "The last three years paid off today. It was worth everything we put into it," he exclaimed. "The reward was greater than anything expected." mlll in n mm n m n mlmm m m ml when they downed their cross- town rivals, the Boise Braves,  2 Cheeseburgers 33-13 to capture the A-I State - coChampi°nshiPstadium., Nov. 21 at Bron-  for $1.19 [] i The Lions offense, which | tackedby up 271 yards total, were  at :..::: led quarterback Bob Wheel- | i'.i,,: ,,I er who completed 13 of 16 pass- | es for 141 yards and threw a 28 Seniors Jim Stappler and R. L. Wood showing their yard touchdown to senior Ron  It s exuberance as they display the state championship trophy. The Lions won the Nov. 21 contest 30-13 at the game. II .... We ot what we went atter, Bronco Stadium. (Photo by Rich Sinner) g I Grapplers start season , Varsity grapplers opened came in with a third and senior Tournament Dec. 11-12, but re- _ 7070 Overland Rd. i their season with a fifth place Howard Maness placed fourth suits were not available at press I | ranking at the Minico Tourna- with a default. Senior R.L. time. i ment on Dec. 4-5. Wood also ended with a fourth. "'! feel we had a super good | The total points of the entire start on what cou!d be.Borahs n Coupon expires SundayOec. 20 / Out of 16 teams Borah placed team was 104. best season yet, sana neau | j better than they ever have coach Vic Mann. "lf we work Ihmmmmm 'm'm'm''n'mm The wrestlers also vied in a dual match with Vallivue on Dec. 9 and in the Ada County 14 Karat gold for him A man as terrific as yours deserves a gift of the finest quality - like 14 karat gold chains from Zalesl Seven-Up/R.C. Bottling Co 5656 Morris Hill Road BOISE, IDAHO before. Junior Ty Ogata and senior Brent Lickiss placed sec- ond. Sophomore Bret Ogata Enjoy It now wlth Zales creOlt. Master Charge • VISA • American ER:)re4,.s • Carte Blanche • Diners Club • Loyowoy ZALES, THE DIAMOND STORE Hillcrest Plaza hard on the mat and keep our heads together, we will have an excellent team."