Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on September 13, 1974 · Page 4
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Ho (AKK.) STAR Friday, September- 13, gs want to control USC's big defense t LITTLE ROCK (AP) _ The University of Arkansas football team Wants to put a little discipline in the Southern California defense. Instead of a paddle, the Halfbacks will use a wishbone. "the wishbone could be a help against the great defensive talent they have," said Mervin Johnson, theRazorbacks' offensive coordinator. "The deception involved with the wishbone—the triple option—may make those great athletes play a little more predictable. "It's going to be better than pitching the ball to someone and letting that defense run like a bunch of deer," Johnson uaid. "The wishbone dictates a sound nongambling type defense." Arkansas, No. 20 and Southern Cal, No. 5, meet Saturday night at Little Rock. USC is coming off a 9-2-1 season that included a 42-21 loss to Ohio State in the Rose Bowl. It was the Trojans' sixth trip to the Rose Bowl in the last eight years.! Coach John McKay had said he believed the Trojans had a chance to win every game they play. "If I think we're going to have a real good team, I'll say so," he said. "And I think we will this year." He has since toned down his outlook because of injuries to the offensive line. McKay said he was unsure what formation Arkansas uses, but said it didn't matter. "Formations are formations," he said. "This is a people game. If they have the right people at the right time, they're going to win." The last six wishbone teams that faced USC scored a total 40 points against the Trojans. McKay said there was no secret. "The defense we went to several years which is a three-man line and four linebackers is based on quickness. It really isn't a big defensive team. Hope Knife Star Sports Prescott coach sees tough battle Hope to travel to Prescott By JOHN MAY of the Hilites Staff Last Friday, Lawrence Hutson made his debut as head coach of the Hope Bobcats. And the Ashdown Panthers were none too friendly in their welcome as they defeated Hutson's charges 17-0. In a recent interview, Hutson gave an explanation of what happened in the loss. "First, we couldn't sustain a drive. We didn't execute our plays when we had to. Every play didn't function smoothly. We weren't consistent," he remarked. "We also gave up some easy scores. They (Ashdown) scored after recovering a fumble and blocking a punt," he added. "That made us play catch-up football, and we don't like to play that," he continued. In spite of the loss, Hutson managed to find some bright spots. "Jud Martindale, a fullback, blocked good, and I^arry Johnson, a senior running back, ran good," Hutson said. Johnson was the leading rusher in the ball game with 58 yards on 16 carries. On defense, Hutson had praise for Leonard Brown and I>arry Butler. In looking to Friday night's game with Prescott, Hutson described them as being "double tough." "They have won 16 straight games and two state championships in the last two years. And they have been picked to finish first in their division (Class A) this year," he said. Prescott defeated Arkadelphia last week and we are blessed with top athletes according to Hutson. "Their quarterback, Tony Spearman, is fine. Clark Moorman, a senior running back, is good as is Jerry Flemons, who scored two touchdowns against Arkadelphia." Hutson said that he had talked to a college scout recently and was told that Prescott had three or four college prospects on their team this year. "It's amazing that a town of their size can put out so many great athletes." In last year's contest, Prescott gained a measure of revenge by shutting out the Bobcats 22-0. The previous year had seen the Bobcats defeat the curleywolves 3-0. That was the only loss that Prescott suffered in their match to their first stale championship. Game time will be at 8 p.m. at Cummins Field in Prescott. Title match set Wrestling fans in this area are in for some exciting action at Hope's Fair Park coliseum this Friday night. The main event will see Ken ManteD, the world's junior heavyweight champion, put his gold belt on the line against the number one challenger—Buck Robley. Mantell, who upset Danny Hodge and won top place some eight months ago, will be defending his title for the first time in Arkansas. This bout has been sanctioned by the National Wrestling Alliance, and it could erupt into a great battle. The gold belt goes back many years. Among the wrestling greats who have held the belt in the past 25 years are LeRoy AlEast race still up for grabs McGuirk, Danny McShane, Joe Macarthy, Dr. X, Vern Gange, and many others. As always in a title bout, the opponent has everything to gain and nothing to lose, so the defending champ must be on his toes at all times. With the extra percentages that the champion gets off the gate, it means an extra $75,000 a year. The semi-final event Friday will see the rugged Japanese team of Mr. Ito and Sung Yung Kung going up against youg Terry Latham and the Masked Super Hawk. There will be two other bouts. Tickets are now on sale. The matches start at 8:30 p.m. By HERSCHEL NISSENSON AP Sports Writer Bill Virdon isn't claiming the pennant and the New York Yankees' three rivals in the torrid American League East aren't conceding it. "I don't feel any different than when we were tied for first place last week," the Yankee pilot said Thursday night following a 3-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles which left New York 2V Z games up on the Boston Red Sox, three ahead of Baltimore and six in front of the Cleveland Indians. The Red Sox, who had dropped three games in a row and 11 of their last 13, nipped Cleveland 3-2 as Bill Lee scat- ered 10 hits and Dick vfcAuliffe drove in the winning •un with a sacrifice fly in the jighth inning. Cleveland Manager Ken Aspromonte said that the loss was not a crucial one in the Indians' pennant hopes. "I don't see how it could be," he said. "We'd like to win it, but it's just another game on the road to the top." Red Sox 3, Indians 2 The Red Sox scored the win- ning run in the eighth on Carl Yastrzemski's double off Jim Perry, a sacrifice and Dick McAuliffe's sacrifice fly off Tom Buskey. A's 2, Twins I Sal Bando's sacrifice fly delivered Bill North in the eighth inning with the tie-breaking run. Courageous wins again NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) Courageous, rapidly gaining stature as a super boat, awaited the signal today to go for her third straight victory in defense of the 123-year-old America's Cup trophy. She outsailed Australian challenger Southern Cross by 1 minute, 11 seconds Thursday jn the second Tace of the best-of- seven series, but had to wait more than seven hours to make her win official. Alan Bond, owner and crew member of Southern Cross, accused Courageous of violating the right-of-way rules near the starting line. The Courageous crew filed a similar protest. Oakland's Ken Holtzman pitched scoreless ball after allowing Minnesota a run in the first on Larry Hisle's triple and Bobby Darwin's single. Rangers 2, White Sox 2 Ken Henderson's 18th home run gave Chicago a 2-2 tie in the sixth inning moments before a heavy downpour halted the game. Tigers 9, Brewers 7 Tom Veryzer belted his first major league homer with a man aboard in the 10th inning and relief ace John Hiller notched a record-breaking 17th victory for the Tigers. Veryzer connected off Tom Murphy. Hiller, 17-10, broke the American League record of 16 victories by a reliever, set by Boston's Dick Radatz in 1964. Pittsburgh's EIRoy Face holds the major league mark with 18 in 1959. By ROGER HEAD Star Feature Writer in his two years as head coach at Prescott, Eddie Jackson's teams have won two 4-A conference titles, two Class A state championships, established a 16-game winning streak and Went 13-0 last season. A pretty impressive record, record. Tonight, Jackson's Curley Wolves will put that winning streak on the line as they host the Hope Bobcats, a AA team. And the third-year head coach expects a tough battle. "I just hope we can stay on the field with them," Jackson remarked in a recent interview. The Prescott squad will have an experienced team as they have 18 seniors and 15 juniors on their 47-man squad. The Wolves have 25 returning lettermen and 11 returning starters. Asked what it would take to beat Hope, Jackson said, "To win, we'll have to block their defensive line, and we're going to have to run the ball." Two years ago, the Wolves were a passing team, and last year they were a balanced ball club with running and passing. "We'll do more running this year because it's hard to replace a receiver like James Langston (who is on scholarship at the University of Arkansas)," Jackson added. Talking about his team's strong points, Jackson points to his defensive line which is anchored by Steve Brzeski, a defensive tackle who stands 510 and weighs 225 pounds, and Ronnie Mitchell, a 5-8 and 150- pound nose guard. When Jackson speaks of strong points, he also talks about his quarterback, Tofty Spearman. Spearman, a two-year letterman, started at cornerback his sophomore year and switched to signal-calling his junior year. In the backfield with Spearman, Ricky Flemons, a cousin to last years All-Stater Jerry Flemons, runs the wingback position. He picked up two touchdowns in last week's victory over the Arkadelphia Badgers. Clark Morman provides a strong threat at tailback and handles the punting chores. Dwight Hale rounds out the backfield when he lines up at the fullback slot. Jackson also had praise for his tight end, Ben Hopson, who sometimes plays defense for the Wolves. Prescott had only two players who went both ways in last week's game, but Jackson has other plans this week "Spearman and Morman both played in the secondary last week, but we're goint to try and platoon this week." Game time will be at 8 p.m. in Prescolt. Sport shorts SYRACUSE, N.Y.. (AP) Hawk watchers are about to unite. During a hawk migration conference here, a nine-man committee was named to organize what will be known as the Hawk Migration Assn. of North America. It will act as a clearing house for hawk information. The meeting drew 300 amateur and professional hawkwatchers who man 35 hawk lookouts during the migration season. BUCK ROBLEY KEN MANTELL Baseball Scores By The Associated Press National League East W L Pet. Pittsburgh 77 66 ,538 American League East W LPct. Reds hanging on, play LA tonight GB GB St. Louis Philaphia New York Montreal Chicago Ix>s Angeles Cincinnati Atlanta Houston San Fran * San Diego 76 73 65 65 57 We. 91 88 78 71 66 53 68 71 76 77 85 >t 52 56 67 72 78 92 .528 .507 .461 .458 .401 .636 .611 .538 .497 .458 .366 IMs 4% 11 HMs 19te — 3& 14 20 25 Ms 39 78 75 75 71 69 66 66 68 69 71 76 78 .542 .524 .521 .500 .476 .458 — 2Vi 3 6 9% 12 West 83 77 72 70 70 73 62 68 72 73 74 87 .572 .531 .500 .490 .486 .400 — 6 10% 12 12% 25 Thursday's Results Cincinnato 9-6, Atlanta 6-2 Philadelphia 6, Pittsburgh 4 St. Louis 12, New York 5 Montreal 2, Chicago 1 San Diego 4, Houston 1 IMS Angeles 11, San Frani e-isco 0 Friday's Games St. Louis (McGlothen 16-9) at : Philadelphia (Lonborg 15-11), N : Chicago (Stone 7-5 and Reus- :chel 13-11) at New York (Sea- :ver 10-8 and Espinosa 0-0 or :Webb 0-1) : Pittsburgh (Rooker 12-10) at .•Montreal (Rogers 12-20), N Atlanta (Capra 13-8) at San Diego (Jones 7-20), N Cincinnati (Billingham 18-9) at Ix)s Angeles (Rau 13-7), N Houston (Richard 2-1) at San Francisco (Bryant 3-14), N Saturday's Games Chicago at New York Pittsburgh at Montreal Houston at San Francisco St. Louis at Philadelphia, N Cincinnati at las Angeles, N Atlanta at San Diego, N Sunday's Games St. Louis at Philadelphia Pittsburgh at Montreal Chicago at New York Houston at San Francisco, 2 Atlanta at San Diego Cincinnati tit Los Angeles New York Boston Baltimore Cleveland Milwaukee Detroit Oakland Texas Minnesota Kan City Chicago California Thursday's Results Boston 3, Cleveland 2 New York 3, Baltimore 0 Detroit 9, Milwaukee 7, 10 innings Oakland 2, Minnesota 1 Texas 2, Chicago 2, ppd., 6 innings, rain Only games scheduled Friday's Games Cleveland (Bosnian 6-3 and Kern 0-1) at Baltimore (Cuellar 18-10 and Alexander 5-9), 2, twi- night California (Hassler 4-10 and Dobson 1-0) at Chicago (Kaat 16-13 and Johnson 7-4), 2, N New York (Medich 18-12) at Detroit (Fryman 5-8), N Kansas City (Busby 19-14) at Minnesota (Butler 4-6), N Boston (Pole 1-0) at Milwaukee (Rodriguez 7-4), N Oakland (Blue 15-14) at Texas (Jenkins 22-11), N Saturday's Games Kansas City at Minnesota, 2 New York at Detroit Boston at Milwaukee Cleveland at Baltimore, N Oakland at Texas, N California at Chicago, N Sunday's Games New York at Detroit Cleveland at Baltimore Kansas City at Minnesota California at Chicago Boston at Milwaukee Oakland at Texas, N By KEN RAPPOPORT AP Sports Writer "Don't bury us yet," says the Cincinnati Reds manager. After a 9-6, 6-2 doubleheader sweep over the Atlanta Braves Thursday, the Cincinnati Reds begin an important three-game series with the Dodgers in Los Angeles. The Dodgers, 11-0 winners over the San Francisco Giants Thursday night, hold a three- game lead over the Reds in the National League West race. In the other National League games, the Stm Louis Cardinals routed the New York Mets 12-5; the Philadelphia Phillies trimmed the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-4; the Montreal Expos nipped the Chicago Cubs 2-1 and the San Diego Padres turned back the Houston Astros 4-1. Johnny Bench drove in six runs, four with his fourth career grand slam, to pace Cincinnati over Atlanta in the second game as the Reds completed their sweep Thursday. The Reds got a grand slam homer from Cesar Geronimo and a solo blast from Tony Perez to win the opener. In the nightcap, Bench hit his 29lh homer of the baseball season following Pete Rose's 40th double to give winner Pat Darcy, 1-0, a 2-0 first inning lead against Lew Krausse, 4-3. It was the third grand slam of the cioubieheader. Evans staked Ron Reed, 10-9, to a four-run lead in the second inning of the first game with his third career grand slam home run and his 20th homer of the > ear. loiter, the Reds put the game away as Dan Driessen snapped a 5-5 tie with a two-run double in the fifth inning. Dodgers U, Giants 0 Al Downing pitched a two-hitter and Ron C'ey figured in three rallies to lead Los Angeles over San Francisco. Downing allowed to harmless singles as the Dodgers pounded San Francisco's pitchers for 15 hits. Cards 12, Mets 5 Reggie Smith's 22nd home run of the season touched off a six-run, sixth-inning rally that sparked St. Louis over New York. The triumph, coupled with Pittsburgh's 6-4 loss to Philadelphia, lifted the Cards to within 1% games of the Pirates in the National League's East Division. Phillies 6, Pirates 4 Mike Schmidt blasted a three run homer and Del Unser smashed a two-run shot in a six-run eighth inning to give Philadelphia its victory over Pittsburgh. Expos 2, Cubs 1 Barry Foote's bases-loaded sacrifice fly broke a tie in the eighth inning and enabled Montreal to nip Chicago. Padres 4, Astros 1 Fred Kendall hit a home run and Bill Greif pitched a six-hitter, placing San Diego over Houston ,«,i*.** *&::+* .LTJ2*. Prescott's Tony Spearman flips a pass to a teammate during a practice session. The Curley Wolves will host the Hope Bobcats -Hope (Ark.) Star photo by Roger Head Friday night at Cummins Stadium. Game time is 8 p.m. FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.(AP)The Razorabcks began the 1973 season in the wishbone, but abandoned the offense because of a lack of running backs. Arkansas returned to the formation when it appeared that the Razorbacks would have the necessary backs this fall. In fact, Frank Broyles' master plan calls for alternating two entire backfields. Solunar Tables The schedule of Solunar Periods, as printed below, has been taken from Richard Alden Knight's SOLUNAR TABLES. Plan your days so that you will be fishing in good territory or hunting in good cover during these times, if you wish to find the best sport that each day has to offer. A.M. P.M. Major Minor Major Minor 2:40 Pate Day Frida> Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Fndav Saturday Sunday 3:35 4:25 5:15 5:55 7:05 7:50 9:00 9:50 10:55 9:25 10:15 11:00 11:50 12:20 1:10 2:10 3:15 4:05 5:10 3:15 4:10 4:55 5:45 6:35 7:30 8:25 9:25 10:20 11:20 10:00 10:40 11:30 12:50 1:45 2:45 3:40 4:40 5:35 WRESTLING HOPE FAIRPARK COLISEUM FRIDAY NIGHT SEPT 13,8:30 MAIN IVINTiWORlOS JR. NfAVYWMONT CHAMPIONSHIP BOUT CHAMPION KEN MANTELL BUCKROBU y (Mantell wants to settle once and for all who the true champion is, so this Friday nights title bout should provide Hope fans the most exciting action of all times. This bout is sanctioned by the N.W.A. SEMI FINAL EVENT; FOUR MAN TAG JAPANS MR ITO AND SUNG YUNG KUNG VS TERRY LATHAM AND THE GOLDEN HAWK •~wwvs, PLUS TWO OTHER BOUTS ..*M»^ TICKITS ARE ON SALE NOW AT THI SIYIN HIVIN STORE ON WIST THIRD AND WASHINGTON ST IN HOP!.

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