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Abilene Reporter-News from Abilene, Texas • Page 27

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Frankly Speaking LETTERS ARE now coming my way and me nS' a(Ut they ld me nice sin "ee co. Pnofn iV i a ver nice letler fr Mrs. Mendel Pool of Coleman late last week and promptly, as I Said I V'nilM A i- 1 3 thanks. said I would, returned to her a sincere" Keep Those Letters Rolling In Mrs. Pool enclosed a clipping from the Cnlemaii Democrat written by co- publisher Roy Autry, Said article concerned an article I'd previously written in this column.

Also received a letter today in Ihe mail from Miss Cindy Loop of Abilene expressing her appreciation regarding department at The Abilene Reporter-News. Said letler reads: "Dear Mr. Englerlh: "Just wanted to say that I think you did a great job covering McMurry's footbnll games this fall. .1 i the whole Reporter-News spoils department deserves a pat on Iho back for all the time and effort spent on the Big Country's sports. I knew tiiere are lots of times when you had rather ba at home with your family than out on the I'oad covering a team.

(Hoiv true!) "Keep up the good work for the Reporter-News, and 1 wish you a very happy holiday season." Yours truly, Cindy Loop A special thanks to Cindy for her comments. As is apparent, she works at McMurry employed as a secretary In i manager Billy Phillips. FINALLY, the tost weck of workouts (or Coach Buddy Femes' McMurry Indians and Coach Wally i Abilene Christian Wildcats. Guess there's really very tew that don't know by now that the two Abilene rivals square off Monday at 7:30 p.m. at Shotwcll Stadium in the final grid lilt of the year for both squads.

This has gotta he an interesting one. Both teams, especially MeMurry' at the moment, are crippled to Ihe hilt. The Wildcats of course have lost Ihe services of three primary starters during the course of a fine season. Quarterback Jim Lindsey, split end Ronnie Vinson and tight end Slan Williams are all out for the year with three separate injuries. Lindsey sustained a broken collarbone, Vinson a broken leg (just above the ankle wilh a fracture) and Williams with a separated shoulder.

As for defensive end Jerry Halpin is still suffering from a badly bruised leg and injured knee but may start and tight end Hal Porter is out for the year with a damaged knee that required surgery. But it doesn't stop there for Fornes' charges. The Indians don't have the recruiting power that ACC enjoys and are razor-thin depth-wise. Fovnos said Tuesday that his boys are definitely feeling the loss they suffered last Saturday against Howard Payne. And he meant physically more than mentally.

a without a doubt, have to receive the nod as odds-on- favorites, but fur the record in this game it really means about as much as a leaf blowing aimlessly in the wind. Rivalry being what it is as Bullington will tell you the records out the window." IT WILL BE INTERESTING! Permian Is fO-Poini Grid Choice Odessa Permian, having upset top-ranked Wichita Falls, is now the No. 1-ranked team in the state and a 10-point favorite over Ar.ington in Saturday's regional clash in Abilene, according to this week's Harris football ratings. top-ranked Lions are nine-point favorites to whip U'bboclt Kstacado In their Class AAA bi-dlstrict game at Brownwood Friday while Haskell is a touchdown choice over Ozona in Hie Indians' regional playo.f at San I i enough, Eastland, kept out of the )layoffs by Coleman, is stiH the Big top-rated Class 1 A A team. Albany, an upset victim of Holliday in bi-dislrlct, just nanaged to stay in the Top Ten, falling to ninth in Class A.

HARRIS RATINGS Beaumont Hebect tiay.own Le J. Greenville AAA A Playoffs Amarillo Palo Duro over El Paw Coronaao, Permian 10 over Anir.g,i,Ti, Dallas Swjlh Oak Cllfl 14 over Fort Worth erj-ellj Corsicana 3 over South Garland, iiuSiun barn Housim over ilenirvg, Porl Arlhur Jefltrson 10 over Saylovm Lee, Austin Reagan over Corpus Chrisll Ray- San Anlonlo Lee 8 'Cr iari rtrvionlo rioosEvelt, CLASS AAA 2. Piano i Smoke Signals THE ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS Abilene, Texas, Wednesday Morning, Nov. 25, 1570 9-A Clifton Builds on Tradition By JIM DAGAU Waco Tribune-Herald Writer CLIH'ON-The first three plays of the Clifton-Brady bi-district game nellcd lh- Clifton Cubs a total of 31 yards. Then mammoth fullback Kleine scampered 27 yards for a touchdown less than a minute into the game.

From then on the Cubs literally ran over Brady, 3910, for the bi-district crown. The Clifton ground attack chalked up 338 yards behind the running of Joe Wallace, Wayne i Canuleson anil Jerry Kleino. This game was a perfect example of the game plan of the 1970 Cubs. In their first season in the Class AA ranks the Cubs have walked away with a district championship i capturln" a bi-district title last weekend. Now coach Aubrey Roberts finds his Cubs again climbing the ladder of success.

Friday night the Cubs invade Abilene for a regional contest against top- rated Iowa Park. The state playoffs are a familiar (o Hotels' Cubs. This past season marked the 10th time in 15 years his Clifton bunch had advanced to the playoffs. Clifton started ths season off on a wvong track with a loss to archrival and Class A stale champion Mart. Then the Cubs clipped olf 10 victories including a district 'dream' game with the McGregor Bulldogs.

Roberts attributed his success to Ihe Clifton football where training siarts in the seventh grade. a i fundamentals of the game were pounded into them by Roberts or one of his many assistants. The Clifton offensive CLASS A A A A Odessa Pwmtan VYioina Palls Porl Arthur Jeflerson Austin Reagan Cooper i i U9.7 Ui.7 .145.1 ..1.4.5 144.3 13A.4 A. AAonahans Brerinani Ennis Jacksonville B. Silsbee 7.

hotraion Carver 10. iWcKinnty AAA PlavotEs Monahans 9 over Dumas, Brownwood. 9 jver Esracado, Piano IS over Btsweli, )ainflcrfleld I over Jacksonville, brennam 1 over Ennis, Jasper 7 over Columbia, GalesvIHe and Cuei til, Gregory-Poniard 1 over Donna. CLASS AA Iowa Park 2. Kirfryvllle 3.

Kelugio 4. Frtendswood Floydaoa Mar! 7. Dcccilur IM.I 130.0 .1754 123.1 8. Clifton 10. Haskell 122..

121.7J 12J.S 120.1 AA PUyoll! Denver Cifv 4 over Chlldress, Haskell 4 over Oior-a, Iowa 9 over Wilts Polnl 7 over Llnden-Klldare, corrjtlov.n over Diboli, a 7 over Friendswood, Boling 5 over Carrllo ngs, rtefuglo 79 ovor Lylord. CLASS A 1. Sonora inn 2. While Oak 3. Petersburg 4.

Pflugeiville 5. Polh punch followed, the same format of the past. A constant bombardment of running plays intermingled with fancy aerials added to the Cub success. Quarterback r. halfbacks Wallace a Canuteson and Kleine make the Clifton backfield a deadly sight to behold for opponents.

"We're really not fast, but our backs are quick," said Roberts. "Kleine is the fastest at 10.4 a Canuteson is so slow Vic can't letter on the track- team." The Cub offensive line of Russell Symank, Randal Burden, i a Ragsdale, Melvin Bergman, Larry Musselman, Harold Wiede and Jack Wiggins have played an important role in their game plan. The line a repeatedly beaten enemy lines, allowing their quick backs to break for daylight. Defensively the Cubs can hold their own against the best of them with standouts like Stephen Phillips, Harold Wiede, Musselman, D.P. a and Tom Henderson.

Wildcat Words 6. Hfll 7. Jrvjrdanlon 8. Holliday 9. Albany (0.

While 113.4 11V.3 112.2 11U 109.9 I 107.0 The ribbon says 'Haskell Indians' Nonetheless, the caption writer for Tuesday morning's paper identified Bill Blakley (left) as the principal of Rule High School and Terry Walton as a Rule student. Both, of course, are from Haskell. One thing in the caption was correct: Terry IS pretty. (Staff Photo by Don Blakley) By JAMES NOKMAN ACC and McMurry have been playing football against each other since 1930. Most of the games have been the hard-hitting, rock-'em sock- 'em affairs and MONDAY I promises more of the same.

The lateness of the season won't dampen enthusiasm. In it will give ACC more time to get in good physical condition. Injuries have hurt the Wildcats (he past several weeks and the extra lime will give the wounded a better chance to heal. This will apply particulary to five Cats linebackers LEON EH'INC. (knee) and KELVIN KKELK (shoulder), tight end WOLFGANG HALBIG (shoulder), tailback DON HARK (knee) and offensive tackle WAYNE WALTON (broken finger).

"It looks like all of our injured, save the real serious ones, will be ready," assistant coach SITTON said. "We'll be in as good a shape physically as we can hope for." Silton and head coach A BULUNGTON played McMurry four limes during their i a The Eastland Mavericks, By MJKE DAVIS There was this question circulating Saturday night around Brownwood, and it was a good one. How could the Yellow Jackets have lost five games, after the way they played in a 55-13 rout of McMurry College? The majority of Ihe Indian football team felt Howard Payne had as strong a team as Angelo State or Texas Or anyone in the Lone Star Conference, frankly speaking, The, 'Jackets of JAMES CAMERON opened strong-a 35-27 vietoiy over nationally ranked Abilene Christian College and finished even stronger with the 42-poinl margin of conquest Saturday. Indians defensive end JERRY A I is not ruled out of the Abilene Christian College game Monday night at Shotwell Stadium. Doctors said.

I shouldn't move faster lhan a walk for another month," said the 190-pound Garland junior, one of the LSC's top ends this season until a bruised leg and twisted knee shelved him in the Tarlcton Stale game. However, laic Tuesday another examination revealed the injury improved and he was givenu permission to suit out Monday. At a gathering of athletic directors, faculty fathers, basketball coaches and sports information directors at the annual fall meeting of the LSC in Dallas earlier in the week, the AII-LSC football and "Football Coach the Year" were picked. The team and coach will be released In the Sunday papers. For the third straight Texas AI will represent the LSC in the NAIA football playoffs.

GIL STEINKE'S a ve 11 a popped Southwest Texas, 4213, for their fourth straight conference title. HERSHEL KIMBREU, called his season opener wllh Midwestern University far from a disappointment In losing 91-80. "You know you're always anxious to see what the team can do early In the scasoni We started a ter who had never played jor college ball, and he played well. There's no doiibt In my mind that we A PlUVOlts Petersburg 5 over While Deer, Lubbock Cooper 1 over Holliday (upset Sonora 75 over Aledo, Honey Grove I over JO-HUB, whin c-ax 8 over Fmilforced to share the District 8-AA Pewlll, Barbers Hill 10 over i. i Pllug(Yvil over Magnolia, Jourdanton! an 'P lons Wllll LOleman, outdistanced the rest of (ho league by grabbing five of the 11 starting offensive positions on tlie all-district team, released Tuesday by the coaches.

Coleman split end Donnie Wood was one of two unanimous offensive selections, and the 6-1, 170-pound senior also landed a position on Die first team defense. Mike Malhis of Winters was the other unanimous choice on offense, while junior linebacker Johnny Hoffman of Ballinger was (he unanimous defensive selection. Of the seven Eastland players who made the first team on one side of the line or the other, four are juniors, including two-tims all-district quarterback Craig Lund, wingbiick Randy Hexroat, tight end James Edison and Eastland Heads Team can get after folks this season," says Kimbrell. Five Indians wound up in double figures, led by junior forward MARK JOHNIGAN of Dayton, Ohio, with 23. junior postman JOHNNY WA 0 and sophomore a JOE BOB BREWSTER' poured in 15 cadi, while senior guard KDWARD JONES had 13 and junior forward ROBERT IHCKMAN 12.

"We played good defense out front on their guards and forwards, but we need to improve on the postman and center," said Kimbrell. Sophomore guard MARC CASE suffered possible cracked ribs in the junior varsity game, won by the Tribe in one overtime, 105102. JV Coach RED NOLL remains the winningcst coach percentage-wise In the school's history with a 4-0 record. The Indians had in the first half at the foulline, converting but three of their first 13 attempts. RONNIE GILES' track team heads for Monroe.

and the Northeast Boosters Indoor Meet Dec. 12. Top ham's are pole vauller RICKEY A I a i BRADLY, both defending champions. ABA STATS The icorlno. lead 1, Calvin, Fla.

1. Brisker, Pill. 3. lull, KY 4. Scott, VI.

i. 7. UIMi f. Cannon, Den. Caldwell, Car, 10.

Combs, Tex. FG FT HI. AVI 19 IIP IH Id JJ3 It. 113 113 IS. )U 25.

14 IK 101 3S3 30 IR3 110 503 17 17 VS 1 13 17 100 II 31S 20 JS-4 72 373 51 LYMMLL FAVOR two scoring calcnes defensive back Bobby Mr.ce. Winlers, which finished in Jayton i-Disfrict Foes BOBBY WANEUECK hard-nosed Bearcat lie for third place with Eallinger the tight district race, had five players on the two starting all-district units, while Coleman was next with four. Tackles Bobby Wanoreck of Ballinger and Phillip Smith of Eastland and center-linebacker Dane Bishop of Winters joined Coleman's Wood as first- learners on both offense and defense. The Wall Hawks showed Jim injury-plagued Indians the ind of defense it takes to ompile an unbeaten season eeord Friday nght; now all they ave to da is show the Jayton Jayton, meanwhile, ran its record to 10-0 by blanking Loraine, 35-0. The Jaybirds, who had long since wrapped up the 5- lillc, meet Wall in bi- DONNIE flOOD versatile Illuccat Worsier Makes All-America ayhirds.

Jim Ned, olinny Herron and with high- coring fullback Tony Golson at alf speed, could manage just DANE BISHOP raging Blizzard DISTRICT 8-A ALL-DISTRICT FIRST TEAM OFFENSE Ends, Donnie Vi'ood, 17D, Coloman, James Efdsori, 135, E3slJ3i(f; tackles, Bobby 215, Phillip Srtiilh, 200, Easlland; guards, Monte Slrtts, 170, Colemsn; Philip Haj-rlson, iw, Easlland; center, Dane Qtsfiop, 170, WinJet duarto-back, Craig Lund, IBS, EasrlancJ; running backs, Mike Malhis, 170. Winters; Bob C-ardrwr, 178, Hamilton; Randy Rexroat, East la rid DErENSE Linemen, Danny Blrdwell, 205, Colen-an; Phillip Smim, astla'd; Bobby Wanoreck, Ballinger: Gary Robartson, 170, Comanch 0 Hudon Whlii, 140, Winters; linebackers. Johnny Hoffman, 160, Ballingerr Walter Ororon, 170, Clyde; Dane Bishop, 170, Winlers; seccntiary, Von BvrtI, Winters; Luker, 190, Hamilton; Bobby Mace, 145, EasHand; Donnie Wood, 170, Coleman. I-JP Sewrt Team careers, 1949 through 1851. McMurry won the '49 contest, 21-0, but ACC took the 1950-51-52 games, 26-14, 58-13, and 26-0.

Current Indian conch FORNES played against Sitton and Bullington in the 1951 and 52 games. a a outstanding football player, a good hitter," said Sitton. "The teams he coaches show the same ftind of hitting." i a JERRY WILSON remembers well the 1967 game that ACC won, 13-10. "DEAN BAGLEY blocked a punt and JOEL FOSTEK picked it up and crawled in for a touchdown," said Wilson. "II pulled it out for us in Uie fourth quarter." Fierce 1111 continues for starting berths in ACC basketball.

The Wildcats tip off the season in Houston Tuesday against Rice. a GARN1E HATCH says battles are waging between DEAN and JAY KINK at the point position, between MARTENS a JEFF KIWBLE at low" post and between CROZJER a A SCOTT at one wing. Hatch says Rice has two of the Southwest's finest guards in TOM MYER and GARY REIST. Heist, All- SIV'C last season, averaged 19.9 points and Myer averaged 18.8. The Owls also start a heralded 6-10 HI A WEHRLE.

A COOPER, ecutive director of the U. S. Track and i Federation, will be on hand for ACC's marathon race Thanksgiving morning. The marathon, which will be run around Fort Phantom Lake, is co-sponsored by ACC and the USTFF. district Friday at 7:30 p.m.

in; NEW YORK (Ap) playing without Colorado City. IPliinkctt, the Helsman Trophy Kim Nichols twice passed to winning quarterback from Slan- wingback Lyndall Favor forK 0 1 1 Ioads tlle 24 ma Kodak- SECOND TEAM ntbo; first downs and 104 yards otal offense in dropping a 27-0 lecision to the Hawks, who thus a i i ihampionship outright. 6-B touchdowns, and tailback John Davis ran for two other scores as the Jaybirds ran their total victory margin in four district games to 138-6. RACES 16 (Finn) season tarn Opp. iule 7 2 1 lul Newcastle 7 3 0 301 80 5 4 I (03 Rochester 3 7 0 177 350 District lull 3 0 0 8 4 4 4 2 1 0 75 2 hrockmorlon 4 1 111 103 0 3 0 14 112 Uil Wok's H.iultj Aule Rochester 61 Newcastle 8.

hrockmorton 0. p' (Same vs. Lefors al Children, Thursday MerWian kl1 5-B (Fln.n Seiun 'earn Pts. Opd. 10 a 335 ,5 loby 4 5 1 143 191 orsan 2 6 1 83 -orafna 2 150 213 Sands 2 7 1 7 2 217 Dlilrkt 4 0 0 3 Roby 2 2 0 8 3 Fonan 1 2 1 44 lands 1 2 1 a Loraina 1 3 0 7a 104 Ull WMk'l RHUIH Jayton 3S, Lorifna Oi Roby 41, Forsan This weck'l Oamt jylon vs.

wall Colorado city, Friday 7:30 p.m. 4 (Final) 1 2 0 13 Bronte 0 3 0 25 Last Results Wall 27, Jim NEd 0. This WMfc's 01 ma vs. jayton at Colorado Friday 7:30 p.m. 17-B (Flnill City, Tearn Meridian Gorman Hko Lometa Hico Gorman Lomela Event PIS.

7 2 0 212 7 3 0 5SO 7 3 0 134 US 4 DUtrlcl 4 PHILLIP SMITH rugged Miwcrick LSC Studies Limit Increase DALLAS (AP) The Lone Iccted were Tom Gatcwood of Slar Cltl( rpn ce closed its win- Notre Dame and Krnic Jennings' meeting Tuesday after plac- ing on (lie agenda for the spring meeting in San Angelo a pro All-America team selected by the American Football Coaches' Association Tuesday. Joining Plunkett in the backfield were halfback Don Me Cauley of North Carolina, fullback Steve Worster of Texas and flanker Chuck Dicus of Arkansas. The other I wo ends se- of Air Force. Also named offensively were center Chip Kell of Tennessee, guards Lan-y Dinardo of Notre Dame and Bob Newton of Ne. 5 i 'n ill braska and tackles Dan 1 dorft of Michigan and Bobby Will Jim NM Bronle wail Jim NW OM 0 0 JK if 0 10S 5 7S a 3 1 1 2 2 0 1 3 0 0 4 0 till Wi Meridian 14, Gorman Hlco 41, This Week's Game Meridian vs.

Rlchland Springs at ll-B Season Pts. Opp. 5 4 I 173 184 5 0 169 131 4 1 2 8 0 1 1 1 4 7 Wucnsch of Texiis. Defensive players iverc: Springs Klslng Star Anna Eden District Rlchland Springs 3 1 0 Santa Anna 3 1 0 Rising Slar 3 I 0 Eden I 3 0 Blanket 0 4 0 Wtak's Results Rlctiland SlirlrJVH, Eden Anna 3t, Knket' Thll Week's Oama Rlctiland Springs vs. Meridian at uncle 12 147 It Sanln posal to iiicreiise the scholarship limit to 70.

Each school now operats on 60 scholarships for football, basketball and track. Faculty representatives will have to vole selected pass the proposal. But president Lindsey of Sam Houston Ends Bill Alessis of and at Hnnlsville said it's doubtful Charlie Weaver of Southern t'al-j Ihal the liroil will be raised ac ifornia, tackles Rock Perdoni cording to Ilie indications and Jim Stillwagon of oilier athletic represen-j" State, linebackers Mike Anderson of LSU, Hurry Bowdcn of Dartmouth, Jack Ham of Penn State and Marly Huff of Michigan and backs Tom Casanova of LSU, Dick Harris of South Carolina, Jack Tatum of OWo Stale and Larry Willingham Auburn. Bill McClard of Arkansas was selected as Ihe kicker. Ends, Jerry Gore, IBS, Coi Ra; cy FivrMX ib' Mace.

C.islia.d; tackles, David Harrison, 190, 725, Hamilton; Danny Birowell, 305, Coleman; guards, ftSax Hcngrl, HO, Hnriii'i-n; Bobby Gray, 175, Clyde; Jimmle Barney, V5, Ccreman; cenlcr, Ted SeMius, 175, quarterbacks, Rldcy AVins, ISO, BaUinger; Jimmy Alc.ila, 150, backs, Mike Marrs, i85, Coleman; Herrv DucT.ey, 170, PritcnariJ, 180, aela, 160, DEFENSE Linemen, Philip Harrison, ITO, Eastfand; Sam Todd, Hamilton; 205, Clyde; Joe Ivty, Winlcrs; lincbacVers, Monle Sides, 170, fiottiy Lee, US, Cisco: Jerry Gore, UO. Comanctie; secondjrv, David Keewe. 145, Dalllngtr; Gary Kenl, 14i, Cisco; Endgalei Hawk, US, Clyde; Jimmy Alcala, 150,1 ColemBn; Paul McGoltis, 145. Comanche. 1-10 HoroMble Mention HONORABLE MENTION Of Wiltorij V-'Interu Ivey, Gary 8arr Clyde; Von Byrd, Winters; Dell Gico; Jlmmv Nunez, Coleman; Dannie Wallace, Ham 11 Ion; Joe Balrighl- Cclpman; Miko Georoe, Cisco; Joa PrlcharrJ, Winlers; Ten-y Roirsnbaum, Clyde; Uanr-y RtelJ Winters; Richard Sane UK Eailland; Monty Sriley, Winters; Danny Kenl, Cisco; Rornte Howard, Coleman; Brad Bryan, Ballirjger.

Mickey KinHv, HamMton; Russell Hearne, Bnllirvger; David Harrlion, Winlers; Stephen Tone, Cisco; Mike RilcMe, Clico; ArxJy Henning, Coleman; Billy Don Coleman; McCleskey, Baslland; WIVe Winlers; Bob HAmlMon; SyXoi, Ballinger; Sieve Lopc7, PORT ABIE AIR TANK TESCO EQUIPMENT ev i. WALNUT ST. TKE Great Imperial SO GOOD America's largest selling cigar! GO KING EDWARD Best Buy in Pleasure Facully also approved Ihe rescheduling of the conference track meet at San Angelo for the last weekend ini April. The meet had been hold on Ihe second weekend in May. Facully representatives recommended that prcssbox conditions be improved at several schools.

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