Clipped From The Daily Inter Lake
Whitefish 19 to Braves/46 to 7 a j Falls Behind 13-0 In Game BINGO -- Lauren Buckland, Whitefish Bulldog left end, took this touchdown pass beyond the futile reaches of Columbia Falls safety man Ronnie Klein Friday night, to give Whitefish their second TD and a 13-0 second' quarter lead. But the upset-minded Wildcats Wildcats bounced back and tied the startled hosts, 19-19. BY JIM HARMON Inter Lake Staff WHITEFISH (ILNS)-An angry pack of Columbia Tails Wildcats, who have won only one conference tilt in four this year, bared their sharp claws Friday night and pounded uphill to a 19-19 tie against the favored Whitefish Bulldogs, Bulldogs, at Coach Helge Carlson's Wildcats, fired up for their arch-rivals and still tasting the flavor of victory from their 42-0 win over Mission last week, threw a wet blanket on Whitefish's homecoming celebration celebration as they came from behind with four minutes to play to deadlock deadlock the thrilling contest. It was a big night for the victory-thirsty victory-thirsty Wildcats. They not only made up for an earlier 2712 2712 non-conference loss to Whitefish, Whitefish, but they gave the Bulldogs, ' conference co-leaders until .Friday .Friday night, plenty to worry about. The defending champion Bulldogs Bulldogs banged the upset-minded Wildcats for two early touchdowns to take a 13-0 lead midway in the second period. But the visitors, s p a r k e d by quarterback Joe Moody, halfback Ronnie Loveall fullback Eonnie Klein and the passing of end Don Albright behind behind an alert and bruising line bounced back with single touchdowns touchdowns in each of the last three periods to sting the Bulldogs anc disappoint a large throng of local rooters. QUICK TD The Bulldogs, who were tiec assed to Klein on the Whitefish 0 and he spurted down to the ulldog 1 yard line where he 'as forced out of bounds. Moody called two quarterback neaks that put the ball on the ne-foot line, then sent Loveall urtling through the left side or the TD. Klein was dropped be- ind the line to leave the score, Vhitefish 13-12. It was the Bulldog's turn to ounce back this time and they 5d. In 10 plays with Smith, Hedman Hedman and Schneider pounding the 'alls forward wall, Whitefish mov- d from their own 33 to Falls' 11 ard stripe and a first.down. Early n the last period. High-stepping Hedman broke off eft guard on the next play and- wivel-hipped his way into the end- one. Smith's boot for the extra olnt was wide and Whitefish led, 9-12. NEVER SAT DIB But the not-to-be-denled Wfld- :ats, who like nothing better than o beat the Bulldogs, came right ack after the kickoff and swift- y knotted the ball game. Falls halfback Jack Perry ran he kickoff to his own 32 yard line. Klein hit right tackle to the 35. After Loveall was hit for no gain, Clein, the Wildcat workhorse, tvent to his left to the 45. Perry ;ot nowhere on the next play but .he Bullodgs were penalized back :o their own 33-yard stripe for un- sportsmanlike c o n d u c t . Klein pounded the left side twice to the 25 where Falls was setback five yards for being offside.