KETR Sportscast 10-27-08
Commerce – The Philadelphia Phillies can win their second World Series in their 125-year history tonight. Winning pitcher Joe Blanton became the first pitcher in 34 years to homer in a World Series game, Ryan Howard homered twice and Jayson Werth also went deep in last night's 10-2 win.
The Dallas Cowboys stepped up defensively, holding the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to zero touchdowns for the first time since early last season to take a 13-9 win. An ugly one, but quarterback Brad Johnson says they'll take it.
Head coach Wade Philips took over defensive play calling this week after sub-par performances by the defense, but credits the players with the win.
New wide receiver Roy Williams, a life-long Cowboys fan, caught his first touchdown for Dallas in the win.
Other notes from the game:
-- Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware didn't have a sack, ending his NFL record-tying streak of 10 consecutive games with one.
That left Ware one short of the franchise record of 11 in a row by Harvey Martin, an A&M-Commerce alum, before the NFL recognized sacks as an official stat.
-- The Cowboys had 10 first-half points -- the most against Tampa Bay this season. It also was the first time this season the Bucs trailed at halftime.
-- Cornerback Anthony Henry left the game in the 3rd quarter with a bruised thigh and is doubtful for next week against the Giants.
-- Tight End Jason Witten suffered bruised ribs in the contest and saw limited action. His status is uncertain.
There's no change in the top five rankings in the latest AP College football poll after all five won Saturday.
Texas is the unanimous number-1 team, receiving all 65 first-place votes following its 28-24 victory over previous number-7 Oklahoma State. Mack Brown was happy with how the game went.
Alabama stays second, ahead of Penn State, Oklahoma and Florida.Texas Tech climbs two spots to sixth, followed by Southern Cal, Georgia, Oklahoma State and Utah.
Number-11 Boise State is just ahead of TCU, Ohio State, Missouri and LSU.
The Commerce High School Tigers dropped their game Friday to Van Alstyne, 40-14. Commerce held Van Alstyne to a 6-0 score in the first half, but the Panthers rolled in the second to keep the Tigers winless on the season. Head Coach Bryan Price.
Commerce faces Anna on Halloween for Parent's Night at Memorial Stadium in Commerce.
A quick look at some other area high school scores from Friday
Greenville picks up a win over R.L. Turner, 35-6
Winnsboro Stuns Caddo Mills, 25-22
Lone Oak Remains undefeated with a 48-8 win over Grand Saline
Boles shuts out Cumby, 40-0
A good one out in Highland Park as Royse City makes a game of it. No. 3 Highland Park finally rallies, however, for a 46-43 win.
Quinlan over Rains, 22-20
North Lamar over Bonham, 48-12
Paris downs Anna, 54-13
And Sulphur Springs rolls over Mount Pleasant, 48-21.