Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on January 3, 1969 · Page 8
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2—B THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS FRIDAY, JANUARY 3, 1969 Reel Story Of Pro Quarterbacks Is More Than A Passing -X- -X- 'The job of a pro quarterback is fantastically difficult. I've worked harder for this role than any other. I've learned that pain is the name of this game/ -CHARLTON HESTON The movie is about the "look Ass'* K.U. Coach Thinks So Did Jayhav/ks Have Extra Man On Field 4 Times? TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An assistant football coach for Kansas was quoted today as saying he believes the Jay. .awks had 12 men on the field for three plays in addition to the one that cost them a 15-14 Orange Bowl defeat by Penn State. Dave McLain, linebacking coach, was quoted by sportswriter Charlie Smith in today's edition of the Topeka Daily Cap- ,tal. McLain said he reached his conclusion after watching a video tape replay of the game. "It's no wonder we were able to stop them for two plays," McLain said. "That 6-3-3 defense is pretty tough to run against." Kansas appeared to have the game won, 14-13, when a two- point conversion attempt by Penn State failed. But Kansas was penalized for having 12 men on the field. Penn State tried again with 15 seconds left. Halfback Bob Campbell of the Nittany Lions slashed into the end zone for two points and the victory. McLain said this is what happened before the conversion: Tackles Jim Bailey and Orville Turgeon were sent into the game for Kansas following a 47-yard pass to the three-yard line that set up the touchdown. They were supposed to replace safety Tommy Anderson and linebacker Rick Abernathy. NOTICE ROOF TROUBLE? No Job Too Small Or Too Large. MIDWEST RFG. CO. 244-1907 Anderson left the field. Aber-. nathy did not. j Penn State ran two plays. Then quarterback Chuck Burkhart skirted end for the touchdown. Counting the touchdown play and the unsuccessful conversion attempt, that made four plays. The penalty moved the ball from the three to the ane and a half yard line. Then Abernethy left the game. — McLain said, "When you go into the game, you're liable to yell 'Abernethy out' from 10 yards away and maybe he didn't hear." Abernethy said later: "We were in a defense which calls for three linebackers. I counted three heads and decided I was going to stay. Nobody tapped me to come out. How can you live something like this down? You feel embarrassed. You feel responsible. You don't care what the people in the stands think. You care about what the players think. That's the hardest thing." Bullets Put 3 On East All-Stars BOWLING ALIBI MIXED LEAGUE High Games: Floyd Williamson 202; Lyle Snyder 200; Bill Tolley 188; Gloria Sinclair 218; Edna Chambliss 192; Louise Snyder 173. High Series: Floyd Williamson 574; Lyle Snyder 539; Bill Tolley 515; Gloria Sinclair 518; Edna Chambliss 507; Norma Holloway 451. Standings: W L Four Aces 33 24 Wild Ones 30 26% Spares 30V& 26Vi Screwballs 30 27 Misfits 29 28 Flops 27 30 Bombers 26% 30% Chiefs & Squaws 21% 35% NEW YORK (AP) — The Baltimore Bullets, now leading the Eastern Division of the National Basketball Association after finishing at the bottom last season, have placed the maximum three players on the division's team for the All-Star Game at Baltimore Jan. 14. Forward Gus Johnson of t he- Ballets, center-forward Willis Reed of the New York Knicks, and guards Hal Greer of Philadelphia and Jon McGlocklin of Milwaukee, were named to the All-Star team today. They were the selections of the coaches. The first eight players of the 12-man squad wore picked by sports writers and sportcasters in the franchise cities. The last four players for the West's squad will be announced Saturday night. Originally picked for the Easi were guard Earl Monroe and center Wes Unsold of Baltimore, forward Jerry Lucas and guard Oscar Robertson of Cincinnati, forward John Havlicek and center Bill Russell of Boston, guard Dave Bing of Detroit and forward Bill Cunningham of Philadelphia. Unseld, a rookie, and Monroe, McGlocklin and Cunningham will play in the All-Star Game for the first time. The East will be coached by Ea.'timore's Gene Shue. His starting team, on the basis of the voting, will be Lucas, Havlicek, Russell, Monroe and Robertson. It will be the ninth consecu- 1 live All-Star Game for Greer, the Most Valuable Player in the East's 144-124 victory last year. N. Mex. St. 91, Albuquerque 81 San Fran. 65, Harvard 63 Nev. South. 109, Creighton 99 Bradley 109, North Dakota 77 HARPER SERVICE STATION Salem Road—Mt. Vernon, III. Now Under New Management Stop in and see our new manager Walter Shelton who has had many years experience as a station manager. Also Albert Cox our new assistant manager who is also a veteran of many years in the service station business. These men will see that you get the best service in Mt. Vernon. We also have highest quality gas at competitive prices: ETHYL 100+ OCTANE REGULAR 95+ OCTANE We have top brand oils: QUAKER STATE HAVOLINE PENNZOIL 'Plus Harper's high quality oils: SAP T LUBE and EXCEL AT HUGE SAVINGS Bulk Oil 15c Per Quart For Service and Economy Be Sharper—Buy Harper!!! Ii;i Berkow i \oa Sports Columnist NEW ORLEANS — (NEA) — Tuc coach, with hat tilted, tie askew, cuffs on pants rolled up. «ap delivering a half- time pep talk that could have moved mountains. His football players nuns on every stirring word as lie reached a quivering crescendo, then bellowed, "All right, lot's g° °ut the second half and WIN. ' He took two steps toward the locker room doov, turned, and his mouth dropped like an elevator. The players weren't herding and howling behind him. The players simply sat there. "Ah coach," sa>d cenler Joe Wendryhoski of the New Orleans Saints, "do we have to go?" Then the players broke into laughter <and laughed so hard they fell off the benches, and the locker room literally shook with the laughing bodies. A practical joke was played on the "coach," who is really p.ct'ir John Randolph. The Saints were only rehearsing a scene here for the movie "Pro." It is a serious film — despite the off-camera frivolity — starring Charlton Kenton an agm£ quarterback who refuses to accept his declining skills. It is so serious, in fact, that Heston suffered a hairline rib fracture when a pass rasher, coming at only three-quarters speed, rammed a stray helmet into the actor's side, "I have tc look at it as a fortunate accident," said Hes- tcn, eating lunch cr. the set in shoulder pads and cleats. 'One of the players siad, "Welcome to the NFL-' 11 brought me two-and-a-half miles into the team. And a lot closer to understanding what professional football is 'all about. Mainly. I've learned that pain is the name of the game. To succeed at this game, one must have a willing disregard for the consequences. "I've worked harder for this role than for any other. I studied how to be a quarterback for eight months. I had coaches at Southern Ca! work with me and also Bill Kilmer, the Saints' quarterback. The job of the pro quarterback is fantastically difficult. "Mechanically, you've got to do about 20 things in about four seconds. Keep fingers stiff before receiving snap. Don't dip your knees before taking the snap. Correct placement of right foot upon taking first step back. Don't bump into your backs. Go six-and-a-half yards back, not five-and-a-half. Don't look at the tacklers, but through them and the blockers. Keep receivers in view. "And the pressures are, of course, multiplied in a game. With the pass rushers and the huge ci'owd, it's like passing up a barrel. "Yet there are thousands of athletes who can do the mechanical things perfectly — you can hardly consider me one of thorn — but it is the ability to do this stuff under pressure that .separates the true pro." The film, according to both Heston and director Tom Gries. attempts to view the game of football from the standpoint of what it means to the men in it. Gries said, "There has never been a movie with football as a subject that has truly depicted the way it is. This film is the first. It is unique, "A film called "Saturday's Heroes' with John Derek came closest. I thought 'Paper Lion' was terrible. It depicted the pro players' life as though they were just high school pranks t e r s. They could have done the same thing about a boys' camp. Plimpton's book showed ths warp and woof of professional football. The movie did not. And did you see that television show, 'A Pass, A Punt and A Prayer.' It was a lie. Football is not the phony way ihey showed it. I sat with some of the players while watching it. They were going to write the network demanding equal time. "The movie we're doing will, I hope, reflect 1he difficulties, the tensions, the complications of the man in the game. We're working our butts off to make this thing as real as possible." Heston agreed: "Fans often don't realize the Mense lHo these players lead. They muse have very strong inner drives, an dmust be imaginative. With that comes the realization of possible pain and injury. But they keep going despite it. "A photograph I saw a few years ago, Of Y.A. Tittle, demonstrates, to me, what this film is about. It showed him with his helmet off, mud caked on .his face and blood oozing from his ear. It was the last game or one of the last games, of his career. He reminded me of a bull that had been gored to the point where he can barely go on. And he looks at the matador as if to say, "O.K. you've got me. But I won't quit. "The film is not about Tittle. It's about that look." -x- -x- Runner-Up Playoff Cowboys And Vikings In Good Spirits MIAMI (AP) — Dallas Coach Vom Landry isn't sure what to expect from his Cowboys Sunday when they meet the Minnesota Vikings in the annual run- nei -up playoff of the National Football League. Landry is just as curious as m-my people to see how his players react after their crushing defeat by Cleveland in the Eastern Conference championship game two weeks ago. The iavored Cowboys bowed out of ihe championship picture 31-20. Landry said he had no doubts that his fine team would recover from the bruised ego suffered in the Cleveland game. "We'll recover in time. You have to ret -ever in this business. It's really hard to say how the players foe!. They seem in good spirits, which probably is a good sign they'll play well." The Vikings, winners of the Central Division, also are playing and working. Coach Bud Grant, however, expressed confidence his team would play wdl Sunday. They played well in losing the Western title to Baltimore 24-14. T know we're not going to be flat," said Grant. "There is far too much pride among the players to let themselves get down. They're too smart to let that happen." Church League Basketball Resumes Casey Avenue, Logan 2 And Presbyterians Win Jefferson County Church Lea- dowbrook trimmed Ina Free- gue basketball resumed play j w j U last night after a long holiday break. In games played at Casey Jr. High, Casey Avenue tor<i up Logan No. 1, Logan No. 2 romped over Lebanon and First Presbyterian overcame Park Avenue. Casey Avenue cashed in on 13 of 18 free throw tries to easily outscore Logan No. 1, 47-28. 22 markers by Jones was the top scoring effort for Casey as Roberts added 8. Green had 13 and Richardson 8 for Logan. A strong second half charge gave Logan No. 2 its ninth straight win as they trampled Lebanon 63-49. Lebanon led at the half, 28-26, but was outscored 15-7 and 22-14 the final two periods. Green was top scorer for Logan as he tallied 26. McKenzie and Sargent chipped in 12 and 11. For Lebanon, Scott had 20 and Wangler 15. Outscored from the field, First Presbyterian used 9 charity tosses to nip Park Avenue 43-40. Park Avenue hit for 19 fielders to 17 for Presbyterian but only managed 2 free throws in 6 tries. Carkin took game scoring honors for the winners with 21 while Scherer added 10. McKenzie and Lasey paced Park Avenue, each bucketing 14 apiece. In a three-game slate at Dodds, Epworth Methodist handled Wesley Methodist, Central edged Faith Lutheran, and Mea- Hit Minnesota Saturday lllini Could Win Big Ten But Not NCAA Tourney Charlton Heston . calling' the signals 18 Possible Starters In Ma libit Siak Jiy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS As many as 18 4-year-olds may go to the post Saturday to try and join some illustrious predecessors as winner of the $49,OO0-added Malibu Stakes at Santa Anita. The seven furlong race has been won the past two times by the reigning Horse of the Year —Buckpasser in 1987 and Damascus a year ago. Dr Fager, 1968's top thoroughbred, will not be in the field, but several prominent 35 ear-olds of last year will. They include William Haggin's Perry Dewan, W.R. Hawn's Poleax and Mrs. Montgomery Fisher's Proper Proof. Other probabl e starters include Brunswick Farm's Te Vega, Frank McMahon's Baffle and Mrs. Connie M. Ring's Broad Shadows. At Tropical Park, 25 horses have been nominated for the ?°0,000 Orange Bowl Handicap, a race over 1116 miles for 3- year-olds and up, which is the final major prep for tire $50,000 Tropical Park Handicap Jan. 16. Among the nominees are thiee past winners of the $15,000 City of Miami Beach Handicap —Rehabilitate, 1985; Fort Drum, 1966, and Subpet, 1967. COPENHAGEN _ Pedro Car- •rasco, Spain, stopped Luis Pen- iesdo, Brazil, 4, lightweights Eddie Perkins, 139%, Chicago, outpointed Boerge Krogh, 138, Denmark 105. CHICAGO (AP) — The ghost of Illinois' self-exposed slush fund scandal two years ago cculd haunt the promising lllini basketball in the Big Ten race which opens Saturday. The lllini, who emerged the only unbeaten team (9-0) in the Big Ten's prechampionship campaign, could win the con- J'orencc title but not the accompanying automatic berth in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's post-season tournament. Although cleared by the Big Ten from further punishment after forced resignation of three implicated in the $21,090 illegal athletic fund,. Illinois was barred from NCAA championship meets for two years. Tlmt NCAA penalty carries through May 7, 1969, roughly two months after this season's NCAA tourney. Rebuilding ; . from the blow that cost the IHini cage team head ccach Harry Combes, assistant coach Howie Braun, and three players, mentor Harv Schmidt has started his second season with a surprising flurish. The lllini launch the conference campaign against invading Minnesota Saturday afternoon after surging from nowhere to No. 8 ranking in the AP's national poll. Schmidt's club which has two holdovers from me ill-fated 1967 team capped an impressive preseason campaign by copping the Hurricane Classic in Miami, Fla., last week, decisively whipping Creighton and Miami. In fact, the IHini defeated a good Creighton team twice, while rolling up 105 points twice against Butler and Tulane, and downing such other, sound clubs as Iowa State and Houston in their nine-game string. Senior Dave ^chdlz and soph Greg Jackson, also 6-8, are th-i one-two IHini scorers with averages of 22.5 and 15.3 points. Senior Joel::? Harrison, a transfer from Alabama as a sophomore, also is scoring in doublj ifgures with an 11.3 average. Epworth placed four players in double figure scoring as they downed Wesley 65-47. Raney topped Epworth's coring with 20, McGuire and Price had 14, and Eubanks added 13. Lively and Campbell provided Wesley's scoring punch with 18 markers apiece. Down 23-13 at halftime, Central played some great second half defense in tripping Faith Lutheran 38-35. Central outscored Lutheran 13-9 the third quarter and then in the final stanza tallied 12 while holding their opponent to 3. R. Korris was high scorer for Lutheran with 16 while McBride bagged 11 for Central. Meadowbrook led all the way in topping Ina 48-40. Cherry paced a balanced scoring attack with 20 while Kniffen and Hall each had 10. Adams took game scoring honors for the losers by bucketing 26. Following is the schedule of games to be played Monday, Pan. 6. Note the time changes. At Summersville 6:00 -Spring Garden vs. —West Salem 7:00 - Casey Ave. vs. Logan No. 2 8:00 - Park Avenue vs. Logan No. 1 9:00 - Faith Lutheran vs. First Baptist At Dodds 6:00 - Pleasant Hill vs. Lebanon 7:00 - Second Baptist vs. Presbyterian 8:00 - St. Mary's vs. First Methodist. 9:00 - Wesley vs. First Community Denny Pace, like Schob a sophomore or. the luckless 1967 te-un, and junior Mike Price round out the starting five which has averaged almost 90- points a game while yielding' an average of 69. On Saturday's opening Conference card, two teams beaten orly once in preseason play. Northwestern (S-l) and Ohio State (6-1), are cn the road against Michigan State (4-4) and Indiana (4-4). Other league openers include Purdue (6-3) at Wisconsin (4-4) in a regional TV matinee and Iowa (5-2) at Michigan (6-2). Three coaches make Big Ten debuts — John Povvloss at Wisconsin, Bill Fitch at Minnesota and John Orr at Michigan. 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