l*age Four ilOF*t; (ARK.) STAR Monday. September 16, 19M Prescott's Herbert Adams (41) picks up some help from an unidentified teammate in last Friday's game with Hope. Fending off the —Hope (Ark.) Star photo by Roger Head Mocker is Richard Wilson (26) of Hope. Hope stopped Prescott's 16-game winning streak by defeating the Wolves, 20-0. Miami falls to Pats By HAL BOCK AP Sports Writer You can grade the National Football League's opening day D for defense. Don't feel too sorry for the Miami Dolphins, 34-24 upset losers to the New England Patriots in their NFL opener Sunday. After all, the defending world champions did score three touchdowns and a field goal, and that's considerable more than some clubs managed on a day of defense-dominated openers. Baltimore was shut out by Pittsburgh 30-0 and Atlanta was blanked by Dallas 24-0. St. Louis managed only one touchdown, but that was enough to whip Philadelphia, which managed only one field goal, 7-3. four other clubs scored 10 points or less. Cincinnati ripped Cleveland 33-7, Washington tagged the -New Vork Giants 13-10, Chicago topped Detroit 17-9, Los Angeles beat Denver 17-10, Minnesota whipped Green Bay 3217, Houston downed San Diego 21-14, San Francisco shaded New Orleans 17-13 and Kansas City stopped the New York Jets 24-16. The NFL's opening weekend concludes tonight with Buffalo facing Oakland in a nationally- televised game. Patriots 34, Dolphins 24 While the defenses ruled other games, Miami's didn't seem ready. Jim Plunkett picked the Dolphins apart for 177 yards and running backs Mack Herron and Sam Cunningham gained 88 and 87 respectively as the Patriots sprung their surprise on Ihe Super Bowl champs. The 34 points were the most allowed by the Dolphins since 1971. New England ran up a 31-10 margin and then held off a late Miami comeback. Larry Csonka scored two TDs for the Dolphins. Cardinals 7, Eagles 3 Jim Hart's four-yard scoring pitch to Donny Anderson produced the game's lone touchdown as St. Ixmis defeated Philadelphia. Redskins 13, Giants 10 Mike Bass returned an interception for one touchdown and then recovered a fumble to set up another in Washington's victory over the New York Giants. 49crs 17, Saints 13 New. Orleans was leading 1310 with less than two minutes to play but punter Donnie Gibbs fumbled a snap and was swarmed under by five San Francisco defenders, turning the ball over to the 49ers. On the next play, Sammy Johnson went nine yards for the winning touchdown. Steelcrs 30, Colts 0 Pittsburgh fans were hooting quarterback Joe Gilliam during the first period when the Steel- ers 1 new signal caller managed only two completions for 12 yards. But Gilliani erased the boos with two touchdown passes, Baseball Scores By The Associated Press NATIONAL LEAGUE East W L Pet. GB St. Ixmis 79 68 .537 — Pittsburgh 77 69 .527 1M> Phila'phia 73 74 .497 6 Montreal 68 77 .469 10 New York 66 79 .455 12 Chicago 60 86 .411 18^ West Los Angeles 92 54 .630 — Cincinnati 90 57 .612 2Vis Atlanta 81 67 .547 12 Houston 74 73 .503 IB 1 * San Fran 67 81 .453 26 San Diego 53 95 .358 40 Saturday's Results Chicago 12, New York 0 Montreal 17, Pittsburgh 2 Houston 5, San Francisco 0 St. Louis 9, Philadelphia 2 Cincinnati 4, Los Angeles 2 Atlanta 7, San Diego 3 Sunday's Results Si. Ixmis 3, Philadelphia 1 Montreal 5, Pittsburgh 4 Chicago 5, New York 4 Houston 6-4, San Francisco 03 Atlanta 3, San Diego 1 Cincinnati 1, Los Angeles 7 Monday's Games Atlanta (Reed 10-9) at San Francisco (Barr 12-8), 3:15 p.m. New York (Koosman 13-9 and Sterling 0-0) at Montreal (Torre z 11-8 and Carrithers 4-1), 2, twi-mglu. Houston (Wilson 10-12) at Us Angeles iMessersmith 17-6), N Cincinnati (Kirby 9-8) at San Diego (Spillner 7-10), N Only games scheduled Tuesday's Games Chicago at Philadelphia, N St. Louis at Pittsburgh, N New York at Montreal, N Houston at Los Angeles, N Cincinnati at San Diego, N Atlanta at San Francisco, N AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. GB New York 80 67 .544 Baltimore 78 70 .527 2^ Boston 76 70 .521 3', 2 Cleveland 72 74 .493 7Va Milwaukee 71 47 .480 9 Ms Detroit 67 80 .456 13 West Oakland 84 64 .568 Texas 79 69 .534 5 Minnesota 75 73 .507 9 Chicago 72 76 .486 12 Kan. City 71 76 .483 12V, California 60 89 .403 24Ms Saturday's Results New York 10, Detroit 7 Milwaukee 3, Boston 1 Minnesota 7-3, Kansas City 513 Baltimore 8-7, Cleveland 6-1; 1st game completion of Friday night's suspended game Texas 8, Oakland 3 California 5, Chciauo 0 Sunday's Results New York 10, Detroit 2 Cleveland 1, Baltimore 0 Minnesota 5, Kansas City 2 California 6, Chicago 2 Milwaukee 9, Boston 5 Oakland 4, Texas 1 Monday's Games Kansas City l Fitzmorris 11-51 at Minnesota i Blyleven 14-101, N Only game scheduled Tuesday's Games Detroit, at Boston, N Baltimore at New York, N Oakland at Kansas City, N Cleveland at Milwaukee. N Minnesota at Chicago, N California at Texas. N gaining 257 yards through the air to lead Pittsburgh to its romp over Baltimore. Cowboys 24, Falcons 0 Roger Staubachn returning to action from cracked ribs, passed for one touchdown and ran for another in Dallas' victory over Atlanta. Chiefs 24, Jets 16 Kansas City intercepted Joe Namath four times with Marvin Upshaw and Eminett Thomas returning two of the thefts for touchdowns. Rams 17, Broncos 10 Cullen Bryant returned a Denver kickoff 84 yards for a rally-killing touchdown that helped Los Angeles past the Broncos. Oilers 21, Chargers 14 Houston won its first opener since 1970 and its first home game since 1972, beating San Diego on three touchdowns by George Amundson. Amundson scored twice in the first period and then, after the Chargers had battled back to tie, he delivered the fourth-peri- od game-winner on a three- yard plunge. Vikings 32, Packers 17 Green Bay stayed with Minnesota for a while but turnovers eventually caught up with the Packers. The Vikings forced Green Bay to cough up the football four times and scored after three of the turnovers. Chuck Foreman had three of the Minnesota touchdowns. Bengals 33, Browns 7 Cleveland was leading 7-0 with 18 seconds left in the first half when Kenny Anderson hit Isaac Curtis with a 49-yard pass that set up Boobie Clark's one-yard run for the tying TD. After that, it was all Cincinnati as the Bengals won their 14th straight home game. Anderson threw touchdown passes to Curtis and Bob Trumpy. Bears 17,!, Lions o Gary Huff hit Charlie Wade with two long passes, one for 73 yards and another for 43, set- ling up Chicago touchdowns thai beat Detroit. Perry, Ryan win 20th game of year By ALEX SACHARE AP Sports Writer American League 6, National League 0. That's not the score of baseball's All-Star game, or any inter-league exhibition series. It's the number of 20-game winners in the two leagues thus far in 1974. Gaylord Perry of the Cleveland Indians became No. 5 Sunday, stopping the Baltimore Orioles 1-0 on five hits. And moments later, California strikeout king Nolan Ryan became No. 6, pitching the Angels to a 6-2 triumph with a three- hitter. But Sunday night, Jim Bibby was foiled in his bid to become No. 7. Sal Bando's two-run homer in the third inning lifted the Oakland A's to a 3-1 victory over the Texas Rangers and Bibby, 19-17. Elsewhere in the American League, New York whipped De- troil 10-2, Minnesota defeated Kansas City 5-2 and Milwaukee beat Boston 9-5. Perry and Ryan joined Chicago's Wilbur Wood, Boston's Luis Tiant, Oakland's Catfish Hunter and Texas Ferguson Jenkins in the 20-victory circle. Bibby, Baltimore's Mike Cuellar and Kansas City's Steve Busby have 19 each in the AL, while Jack Billingham is the lone National Leaguer with 19. Why the difference? Two letters: DH. The designated hitter rule, introduced in the American League last year but not adopted by the National, has changed pitching patterns as well as increased run production. Last year, for example, 2 of the 13 20-game winners in the majors were in the American League. "With the designated hitter rule, you go with your starting pitchers longer," Dick Williams, the former Oakland skipper who now manages the Angels, once explained. "That's proven by the higher number of decisions by the starting pitchers." Indians 1, Orioles 0 Perry, who had a 15-1 record on July 3, was given a decent shot at winning 30, instead is now 20-10. His 20th victory came on his 36th birthday. Baltimore's Ross Grimsley, who had pitched 20 consecutive scoreless innings, walked John I^oewenstein on four pitches with the bases loaded in the ninth inning to force in the only run of the game. 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 tunes, if you wish to find the best sport that each day has to offer A.M. Major Minor 5:15 11:50 5:55 12:20 7:05 1:10 7:50 2:10 9:00 -|:15 9:50 4:05 10:55 5:1(J Da I" Sept. lli 17 18 19 20 21 22 Day Mumia> Tuesda> Wcdnesda) Thursdiiv Fridav Satui'da> Sumla) P.M. Major 5:45 6:35 7:30 8:25 9:25 10:20 11:20 Minor _ 12:50 1:45 2:45 3:40 4:40 5:35 Hope Star Knife Sports Hope claws Wolves, 22-0 By JOHN MAY Despite the rain and the bad field conditions, the Hope Bobcats recorded their first win of the season, 20-0, over the Prescott Curley Wolves at Prescoll last Friday night. It marked Hope's first win under new head coach Lawrence Hutson. Hope's victory also halted a 16-game Prescott winning streak. Prescott is the defending Class A state champs. The game started out in what Longhorns are facing run for the money in SWC By DENNE H. FREEMAN AP Sports Writer All those smarts who said the Texas Longhorns were going to get a run for their money this year appear to be right on tar- get—only Arkansas, Texas Tech and Texas A&M may even be stronger than initially suspected. The 'Horns did just dandy, understand, whipping Boston —Hope (Ark.) Star photo by Roger Head Hope's Mike Butler, a linebacker, chases down Tony Spearman (15) during the action of Friday's ball game. Hope capitalized on several errors committed by the Curley Wolves and were able to shut out Prescott, 200. Dodgers stop Reds, Cards rap Phils By KEN RAPPOPORT AP Sports Writer Cincinnati's Don Sutton scattered six hits and pitched out of two bases-loaded jams and Jimmy Wynn blasted a grand- slf-m home run in a game- breaking seventh inning to lead a 7-1 IjOS Angeles victory. The Dodgers ended a six game winning streak for Cincinnati and opened a 2 Ms-game lead over the Reds in Ihe hot National League West race. In the other National League games, Ihe St. Louis Cardinals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 31; the Montreal Expos nipped the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-4; the Chicago Cubs stopped the New York Mets 5-4; the Atlanta Braves trimmed the San Diego Padres 3-1 and the Houston Astros blanked the San Francisco Giants 6-0 in the first game of a doubleheader before losing the second game, 8-4. The Dodgers were held to just one hit for five innings by Fred Norman and trailed 1-0 before scoring two runs ui the sixth to take a 2-1 lead A double by Steve Garve> scored one run and Joe Ferguson's infield out with the bases loaded produced the second. The clubs ended their season series with Los Angeles winning 12 of the 18 giunea Cardinals 3, Phillies 1 Bob Forsch allowed jusi two hu-i in hurling eiKhi. innings of .ihiKOii ball, .hen Alaii Hr t ibu.->- kv (iiov l in! >pi. .ai uLi. n.-lu-t pitching in the ninth to lead St. Ix}ui.s over Philadelphia. The victory, coupled with Pittsburgh's defeat, gave the Cardinals a 1 Ms-game lead over the Pirates in the Nalional league East. Expos 5, Pirates 4 Pinch-hitler Jose Morales slugged a three-run homer to cap a four-run outburst in the seventh inning and lead Montreal past Piltsburgh. Cubs 5, Mets 4 Steve Swisher drove in Chicago's go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly a the Cubs scored twice in the ninth to beat New York. Braves 3, Padres 1 Phil Niekro scattered seven hits and singled home a tie- breaking run in the seventh inning to lead Atlanta over San Diego. Astros 6-4, Giauts 0-8 Paul Sieberl, making his second major league start, fired a lour-hitter and Wilbur Howard, Cesar Cedeno ami Doug Rader belted home runs, leading Houston over San Francisco in the tirst-gctine of their doubleheader. Bobby Bonds belted his 19; h homer and Bruce Miller hit a two-ru/i -double to pace San Francisco's- victory m the .-.croud h ;ame. American League results: \rv\ Vork It), Detroit 2: Cleveland 1. ficikiiiiore 0; Minnesota i. Kuii.iii^ (. i > 2 California 6, ' iii' V i..o_; .ViK'.;juki-'i' 9, Bu.sion > .!!,•! i i.ikl . , ' i. 'Irxa.s 1 College 42-19 and displaying more team speed than Coach Darrell Royal has owned in years. But, oh, what the Arkansas Razor backs did to the fifth- ranked Southern California. To hear USC Coach John McKay talk, it was a worse defeat than the 22-7 Scoreboard indicated. In fact, what McKay had to say was semi-X-rated. "They just kicked the hell out of us," McKay said which covers a lot of ground. And the Texas Aggies flexed some offensive firepower and a muscular defense that smothered Clemson 24-0. And Tech? Well, all that buildup about redshirt quarterback Tommy Duniven wasn't just prairie wind coming off the West Texas plains. "I would have slept real good Friday night if I had known then how good he (Duniven) would play tonight," said Tech Coach Jim Carlen. Discounting Houston's 21-0 cross-town romp over Rice because the Cougars are actually Southwest Conference kinfolks and just waiting for play-for- rpal in 1976, the SWC had a six- for-seven day. The only loss was Baylor's 28-11 demise at the hands of the Oklahoma Sooners, who found that not only was it difficult to run up the score on the fiesty Bears but that it was all they could do to whip the visitors from Waco. Baylor trailed only 7-5 at the end of the third quarter. In other games, Southern Methodist shaved upstart North Texas State 7-6, and Texas Christian handed new Coach Jim Shofner a not-so-shiny 12-3 victory over outmanned Texas- Arlington. There's a full slate of action on tap this weekend with SWC teams almost certain to surge upward in The Associated Press rankings. Oklahoma State is at Arkansas, Baylor is at Missouri, Virginia Tech is at SMU, Wyoming is at Texas, Texas A&M is at LSU TCU is at Arizona State, Texas Tech is at New Mexico, Cincinnati is at Rice and Miami is at Houston. Junior college transfer Ike Forte gave Arkansas the offensive spark it needed and linebacker Dennis Winston was in on 19 tackles. Arkansas Coach Frank Broyles said it was simply the best defensive game by Arkansas 1969. Four Trojan passes were intercepted. "I thought we could beat Southern California but I never dreamed we could beat Southern Cal and look good," Broyles said. Texas impressed Darrell Royal who said, "I thought we had a good opening game." Boston College Coach Joe Yu- kica was impressed with 'Horn freshmen speed burners Gralyn Wyatt and Earl Campbell. "Texas has tremendous team speed," Yukica said. Tech Coach Jim Carlen was euphoric over the debut of Duniven. "He probably played as good as any quarterback I ever saw in his first start," Carlen said. "There was no doubt in my mind he could play but he had a lot of pressure on him." A&M Coach Emory Bellard spoke mostly his defenders, saying "I thought our defense played extremely well." The Aggies recovered four of six Clemson fumbles. Although TCU's win was very spectacular, Shofner said, "I'm a happy man ... that first one means so much." appeared to be a defensive bailie as neither team could get Iheir offense going. The deepest penetration of the first half was by Prescott as they moved the ball to the Hope 16, yet failed to score. Larry Johnson, a senior halfback, started the scoring off with a five-yard plunge for the score. The touchdown climaxed a 13-play 52-yard drive. Jud Martindale kicked the extra point to make it 7-0, Hope. On the following kickoff, Prescott fumbled and Hope recovered on the Prescott 43. Slick Davis capped a 52-yard drive with a 25-yard sprint for the touchdown. Martindale again kicked the extra point to put Hope in front 14-0 after the third quarter. The final Hope tally came in the fourth quarter as defensive tackle Terry Martin intercepted a Tony Spearman pass and carried it 44 yards for the score. Martindale's kick was to the right as Hope led 20-0. Penalties played a big part in the game. Prescott was penalized nine times for 85 yards. Hope was caught 11 times for 128 yards. After falling behind, Prescott turned to its usually effective passing game. It proved to no avail as Spearman completed only seven of 28 with two being picked off. Hope attempted three passes completing only one. Both team's record stands at 1-1. Hope will host Arkadelphia at home this Friday at 7:30 p.m. in Hammons Stadium. AIC teams win three of five By The Associated Press Livingston State College isi adepl al dodging lightning —,<„»' Southern State College threw;! three bolts at the Alabama ' team Saturday and they dodged , each one. The result was a 14-13 victory for Livingston. However, three other Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference schools were victorious over their oul-of-state competitors Saturday. Henderson beat Mississippi College, 7-0; Harding downed Northeast Missouri, 21-16; and Ouachita defeated McMurry College, 14-7. In another game, Trinity beat the University of Arkansas— Monticello, 14-8. Arkansas Tech and State College of Arkansas were idle. Ricky Seal ran one yard for a Livinston touchdown in the second quarter and Ricky Austin burst 49 yards for another in the final period. Ron Slovensky kicked each extra point. Southern State had led 7-0 on a five-yard run by Leonard Nichols in the first quarler. Nelson Slaughter returned a kickoff for 93 yards for the other SSC touchdown, but Steve Lamb's run for a Iwo-point conversion was stopped short of the goal line. The Muleridgers had two other chances to win the game on field goals. Late in the final period, Bull missed field goal tries of 41 and 42 yards, the latter coming with 30 seconds left in the game. Quarterback Terry Blaylock scored from four yards out on a fake reverse in the second quarter for the Reddies. The touchdown, which capped a 72- yard drive, held up for an HSC victory. Mississippi College drove to the Henderson eight late in the game, but Ihe drive died there. Harding beal Northeast Missouri on a fourth-quarter score by Perry Brown. Quarterback Jeff Smith threw to Brown on a 16->ard play for the first score of the gaiiu-, i hen hit nun again uUi iui 8-jard toss for the points.
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