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to to to roost- UA LZlC 1 UWi t~ fur- season be cocks hens have "tak- the average is eight such them, are of we t important who the pheas owners much Whitefish Still Has Potential A full slate of games tomorrow I conference loss. On the basis of and Saturday in the Northwest early reason games, and St la- Class B Conference should go far natius has played only one last toward eliminating at least three week's loss to Whitefish, it would inrl njir-nlWI*. .*Â·-.. Â· - _ _ Â· _ . _ . * *Â· " \*i**.\j. and title possibly four, from serious appear that Eureka would rate cÂ° fnt t ntloi \ an edge. Whichever team loses Whitefish will be host to Thomp- must be counted out of the title son Falls tomorrow at 8 p.m., " while Libby will be host to Ronan Saturday at 8 p. m. Whitefish remains the class of the league and the Bulldogs are not expected to be. seriously chal- lenged by the Thompson Falls Blue Hawks. Whitefish has had trouble in only one of its three games and that trouble came from Flathead. of Kalispell, a Class AA team, 7-0, in the season's opener. Since then, the Bulldogs have dropped Columbia Falls, 27-12, in a game in which Columbia Falls showed brilliance at times. Last week, Whitefish turned all the horses loose and trampled Mission of St. Ignatius, 40-0. The Bulldogs uncovered new scoring threats in the touchdown parade. The power of the Whitefish offense still lies in quarterback Jim Baker and fullback Gary Smith, with end Lauren Buckland providing the connection end on passes. Thompson Falls showed a good back in George Beebe against Columbia Columbia Falls. Beebe got three scores. Ronan has won both of its games so far, defeating Loyola oÂ£ Missoula Missoula in a non-conference go, then winning with comparative ease over Eureka.' The - Chiefs have three fine backs in Merle Jore, Ralph Benner and Jerry Bennett. Libby has speedy Don Gilchrist in .ts backfield, but he may be outnumbered outnumbered again as he was at Polson Polson last week, when Libby dropped 36-26 decision to the Pirates, filchrist couldn't keep up with the extra backfieli] strength of the Poison club. With defeats for Thompson Falls and Libby, the two teams could '.airly well be counted out of the championship picture after Friday light if Whitefish and Ronan can keep up the pace .for the rest of he season. As for the Saturday afternoon encounters, encounters, both St Ignatius and Eureka Eureka already are charged with one great have chase. Poison appears to be gaining strength each week. The backfield shows the results of coaching from Dick Imer, .one of MSU's scooters, and the Pirates ..,,._ dealt mainly in offense in their two early games, dropping Hamilton 33-6 and Libby 36-26. Bill Boettcher, Boettcher, Gerry Baertsch and Delbert Hawkins lead an inspired Poison offense. The three Pirates may prove too much for Wildcats Ron Kline and Ron Loveall, both fine runners -in their own right. If Columbia Falls fails to get by Poison, the Wildcats Wildcats will find themselves in a fight for second place, rather than top rung, while a Poison victory would put the' Pirates in contention for the crown which vvhitefish hopes to wear again this season. Mines Opens Against Eastern BUTTE (UP) -- Football started in earnest this week at Montana School of Mines as Head Coach Ralph Olsen worked his 31 grid aspirants on basic fundamentals. With only eight returning lettermen lettermen and 19 newcomers to college college football, Olsen said that the team would probably move at a slow pace for the first two weeks. Returning lettermen are ends Dick Banheart and Len Darsow. tackles Jim Simon and Bob Peterson, Peterson, guard Dick Siguaw, center Gene Lanier and backs Herman Fommer and Al Walkup. . Olsen said that although he hasn't hasn't looked over his first year men thoroughly, he is expecting great things from halfback Tom Martin of Pennsylvania and George Theo- flois of Butte. Both of these boys come to Mines with good high school records.