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ILLINOIS**!, ,|UNDAY^OCTOMK U, IW SEC chase almost over as Sparta is si The Southwest Egyptian Con- femece playoff chase all but eaaw to an end Friday night when.Du Quoin upened Sparta 10 passing,for the Indiana of coach Bob Karnes.. ,, Chester, meanwhile 1 , took over second place with-Ita 21-0, winoverNaavhille. ,«^. ^- .i.^ounuu*. loss, coupled ..The 5-1 YellowiackeU r ,if wiffi Murpfaysboro'i 31-9 win, they can win their} remitnlag Pinctaeyrtlle, dropped gamei - could poetoly^ihMe two. games behind the 'the playoffs as oa!jft?of,three the SEX? race.ott-large team* thronghout the Cheater moved Into second place-and kept Ita long-shot playoff hope's alive" by beating NaahriUe 21-0 and Carlyle won ittttrtn) fame in » row 20-14 in arertlm* over Anna-Jones- 1,-however'came eat «f "Iparta where a rugged defence and Wade Atkins* 44- ytH;**HMc*m daah late in th^ttrd period muffed out Sperta'l hopes of making the pUyofla. i Atktae'-run, with 1:07 left la the third quarter, equalled Spirt*!* second quarter TD run of 19 yards by Tim Dickenon. Trailing by the margin, of Paul Peck's extra-point kick, Du Quoin then won the game ·» » two-point coBvenion run by quarterback John- Gross. "We "Will need to'salvage a good season," said dejected Sparta coach Bruce Ator. "But Murphysboro is now a shoo-in for the playoffs. We might be state. ' v · · , ,1,;; · Technically, Chester -could still even cop the,SBC berth by beating Sparta and'Carlyli ' while Murphysboro lost to both Nashville and Sparta.,Junior fullback'^ John Cowan paced Chester'i-win Friday by scoring two first quarter touchdowns-on run» of ate and five yardi. ' '. ',, ' Sam.Hammel added'a second period TD on a two-yard quarterback sneak. ' Cowan's TDi were his first «f the year. He was filling in; for fullback Bill Knowlea, who, did not play on offense because of an injury., . ' '.Jhe shutout by Cheater was ·m fifth of the year -topi InYfthe area. Hie only pointa co'ach John Trapp's.team haa glten up to far'were in the 170 loss to Murphyf boro: Kaivhille 'actually gained gg^ards ruahlnf - « by Barry Mdrris -.and 147 through' the Duel in Bldcfe Diafnondis now for second i . _ . . , _ « _ . , . ! · _ s t ''_.-_;j/iT--t; " · nlavnff Nrih. Hie FOXCS ' m The battle In the 1 Black Pia- 1 mond is now, to no one's surprise, for second place. - t ', Carterville's 2T-0 win over ·Johnston City and Sesser's 4413 triumph over Elverado helped set up next week's second- place duel between Sesser and Johnston City. 3-0 in dules next week' at · Johniton City., Each team's* lone iJoe», was to Carterville. ,s ' Sesser's George Merkel ran for 122 yards m 20 carries, Including TD runs of nine.'Jive and nine plus a TD,,catch of 18 yards, to lead Sesser to its comeback win. , Elverado, losers of 13 . p kyof f berfc ;Merkers four win, their last four eff CockHim add- cludmg Tuesday's ed'toto IDs. One was on a .against Edwards County. five-yard run, thV,nthe'f on a Among independents, ao-yanTpass from 'Howard Eu---steve Crume rolled, up 98 banks. ' - . ' rushing including a one-yiW ' In nori-leaWgam«s inv ° lv -' fourth * uarter SC ?? K cing Diamond teams, Metropolis then swept left end for a c earned its first win of the. year ' winning two-pomt conversion* an 8-6 win over ,.,'Carterville,, 3-0 in loop,'piay ""'V^' foTsessfer 13-0 204 over Christopher and Me- with games against Christopher straight now^ed iesser I.HI ^^ ^ ^^Royal- .Eldorado, which is at WadeAtkhw and, Elverado left, is m commanding position to win its third straight crown. . Sesser and Johnston City arr both 3-1 m the Diamond and round out, their league sche- after one quarter. The Falcons of coach Mark Bullock scored a Danny Ara- ett's one-yard run and;David McMillan's seven yard? pass to Kenny Tyner before Sesser ton 404 McLeansbom's wjn made the oxes record 4-2 and kept'ajive 'their hopes of an at-large 3A . , -vdlle next week, wiped out less , Edwards County John Suttpn scored iour downs. r i Malia retains South Seven consistency itralia retained ita season, South Seven i, Conference Friday night while, Mt..fVernon and Marion'con- tlmed their up-anMown ways. Thf Orpans (5-1), winkss in 1978 (but unbeaten in'league play .'tills fall, handed 4-2 Ben- ton its second conference loss in three games 28-12 at Centralia Friday night. ' Meanwhile, a S-3 Marion team which' was coming off i big -0 win over Carbondale a week ago, stumbled at Mt.' Vernon 21-0. \ ' ' s ' I · I Terriers capture big A-J meet Carbondale outdistanced a field of 12 teams Friday in the Anna-Jonesboro C r o a t Country Invitational . Team wores were: Carbondale 40, Sparta 94, Mariaaatt, ·Atkins led Du Quoin to its fhird-eonsecutfve win by gain. Ing 11« yards on 15 carries. Dickerson, tied for third in the area in rushing going into the game, waa new to Just 88 yards m 1« carries. Bparta was limited to M yards .rushing and 30 passing npared to 333 rushing and misses S £enn Sf. win .^'.' Syracuse, N.Y. CAP) Tenth-ranked Penn State, ·Jiyjng without Coach Joe Paterno on the sidelines,'got fan' touchdowns from Steve Oifse and held'off a fourth- quarter rally to beat Syracuse «;24 in college football Saturday. ··Paterno missed the game to beiwith his fl-year-old son, Divjd, who was hospitalized in Danville. Pa,, with a fractured skull suffered ia a trampoline gccident Friday. -"The victory gave the Nitany yens a 5-1 record while Syracuse felVto 2-4. Mills 1«, Metropolif 19 , . . _ _ den 197, Du Quoin 218, Chester 21«, Pope Colnty 278 and Pin- ckneyville'327. : : · Garry ;Bremer of Metropolis won the' three-mile race ia 15:45;.'. ' "-"· · · · " ' · ' '- ' The rest of the-top 10 finishers were: Laser (CCHS) 1«:13, Hesketh (CCHS). 1«:30, Land (AJ) 16:29; Borger.' (CCHS) 16:43, Middleton (AJ) 16:56, Mann (CM) 17:12, Shurti (VEN) 17:26, Lloyd (MAR) 17:28 and Maher (SP) 17:30. Mwrray State Defeat* SIU-C Rumwr* iMily Murray .State runners finished one-two, with Southern TO.- inois' -Mike Sawyer a close third, as the Racera.outdistanc- ed the Salukis 1842'in a triangular cross-country meet Friday at Murray, Ky. Tennessee Tech was third with 85 pointa. Murray freshman Jerry 01- Hn and Martyn Brewer fan the five-mile course in an identical time of 24:28 for the Rac- ·erspwith Odlin' being placed first and Brewer second. SIU-C' junior Sawyer ; waj next wtih a third -place eMort of 24:30. Murray "State rUna- Roundup in croM-counfry era then captured the next three spots before the Salukis' Paul Craig broke up the Racer scoring : with a feventh place finish in a'time of 25:06. Sopho- · more Michael Bisase was the only other SIU runner in the top tea as he was ninth in 25:38. , Although Saliud head coach Lew Harta* waa disappointed with the outcome against the highly touted Racers, who are coached ; by former Saluki distance st*r Bin-Cornell, he wai '·equally' displeased with his team's overall performance with the important Illinois In- tercollegiates and Missouri Val- iey Championships looming ahead. "Sawyer ran weE but 'the rest of the kids just didn't run well' at all," said Hartzog of 'the meet. "We've now-had two weeks of what I consider sub par performances. We have to improve if we expect to do well in'the Illinois Jntercolle- giates and the Valley." The Salukis now have just one week to prepare for the Illinois Intercollegiates which will be run at Chicago Satur. day. SIU-C placed fourth in last year's meet. The win left the Vernois 3-3, but 2-2 in conference play as compared to Marion's 2-3. ' The Robert Sanders to John Weigel passing combination seemed to be Benton's undoing. The talented Orphans' duo combined 'for pass scoring plays of 88, 35 and 28 yards for the first three touchdowns of the game. ' 'Frank Kolisek of Benton then threw his first of two scoring pass's-- one of 12 yards to Jon Fairchilds -- before Centralia again retaliated on a six- yard Devon Hudson scoring run. Kolisek also hit David' Fatr- childs for a 30-yard final quarter scoring strike. Mt. Vernon rushed for more yards against Marion (306), than it had totalledrm its three previous games. One of the runs was for one yard and a touchdown by quarterback Tim Raney and another of 10 yards to paydirt by Terry Swinnen. 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