Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on October 24, 1974 · Page 4
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Page Four HOPE (ARK.) STAR Thursday, October 24, I I f f I Hope Star Sports A Head -on Collision \ Cardinals picked \ as 'Skins'victim By BEN THOMAS AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Okay, class. It's lime for a hislory lesson. Ages ago, oven before Ihe lime of Pete Kozellc and the National Football League, somebody dreamed up Ihe saying "history repeats itself." So let's lake a look al history and see if you can figure out the outcome of Sunday's game in the NFL between the St. Louis Cardinals, the only unbeaten learn after six weeks of play, and the Washington Redskins. The Cardinals upset the favored Redskins 17-10 five weeks ago, bul since George Allen became Washington's coach in 137], the Redskins have never lost both regular season games to another team in the National Conference East. So you can see that history will repeat itself regardless of the outcome. The catch is to figure out the specific part of history Hint's going to be repeated. Now lhat Ihe lesson is over, lei's pause lo report that the old Pro Pigskin Picker has finally gotten above 70 per cent for the season because of a 10-3 showing last week. That makes it 54-23-1 over-all for .701. And here's the homework assignment: WASHINGTON (4-2) at ST. LOUIS (6-0): Speaking of teaching and sayings, you know what experience is best at. So, with that in mind, let's figure that the experience that Sonny Jurgensen, Billy Kilmer and Washington's Over - The - Hill Gang have, will pay off ... REDSKINS 23, CARDINALS 20. NEW ENGLAND (5-1) at MINNESOTA (5-1): The Vikings have had their letdown for the first half of the season ... VIKINGS' 24, PATRIOTS 17. CHICAGO (3-3) at BUFFALO (5-1): The Bills can take over first place in Ihe American Conference Easl with a victory over the Bears and some help from the Vikings ... BILLS 20, BEAKS 13. OAKLAND (5-1) at SAN FRANCISCO (2-4): The Raiders have won five straight, the 49ers have lost five straight. After Sunday, it should be six and six ..". RAIDERS 34, 49ERS 13. LOS ANGELES (4-2) at NEW YORK JETS (1-5): The last tune James Harris, the new LA quanerback, visited Shea Stadium was his first start in the NFL. That was as a rookie in l!Mi!) for the then-hapless Buffalo Bills. The score was 33-19, which could be the score Ihis time, too ... RAMS 33, JETS HI. BALTIMORE (1-5) at MIAMI (4-2): Wonder why Miami is favored by 15 points? Anyway ... DOLPHINS 28, COLTS'lS. PHILADELPHIA (4-2) at NEW ORLEANS (2-4): If the Saints could just play Atlanta every time they might be unbeaten this year, but the Eagle is a bigger bird than the Falcon ... EAGLES 24, SAINTS 17. HOUSTON (1-5) al CINCINNATI (4-2): Somebody recently described the Oilers as an accident about to happen. But the Bengals will win by design, not accident ... BENGALS 26, OILERS 13. DENVER (3-2-1) al CLEVELAND (1-5): The Bronco's Floyd Little is starting to hit his stride, so Denver now has a cavalry attack plus the artillery from Charley Johnson and Steve Ramsey ... BRONCOS 24, BROWNS 13. GREEN BAY (3-3) at DETROIT (2-4): Now that the Lions have found out how to roar, winning could get contagious at Detroit ... LIONS 24, PACKERS 13. DALLAS (2-4) vs. NEW YORK GIANTS (1-5) at New Haven, Conn.: This could be the place to pick an upset, if the Giants hadn't done it when the two clubs met earlier ... COWBOYS 24, GIANTS 16. KANSAS CITY (2-4) at SAN DIEGO (1-5): Not too long ago the Chiefs would have been a prohibitive favorite. Now it's just three points. Guess the oddsmakers haven't given up on Jan Stenerud's toe, but we have ... CHARGERS 17, CHIEFS 15. ATLANTA (2-4) at PITTSBURGH (4-1-1): Sherman set Atlanta aflame more than 100 years ago. This time — in the Monday night game — Pittsburgh will be fired up ... STEELERS 35, FALCONS 22. —Bennett Wood photo HOPE'S LARRY JOHNSON (45), a senior running back, drives for yardage against an unidentified Stamps defender in last week's game. Johnson was injured earlier in the season and is just now seeing action after recuperating from the injury. Hope won the game, 27-12. The Bobcats will travel to Magnolia to take on the Panthers in 7-AA conference clash. Kick-off is set for 7:30 p.m. HSC-SSC game moved to night-time kick-off REBUILDING TASK WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) Army's football team scored only seven touchdowns in 1973 while losing all 10 games. Thus, the biggest task for new West Point football coach Homer Smith is rebuilding the Army offense. MAGNOLIA- The Arkansas Inter-Collegiate showdown between Henderson State College and Souther State College has been moved from Saturday afternoon to Saturday night. The game will pit the Red- dies, who have a 6-0 season record while allowing only 16 points, against the Muleriders who defeated the State College of Arkansas Bears last Saturday night, 27-7. The win raised SSC's record to 5-1. Prior to the SSC-SCA game, the Bears of SCA had been picked as the challengers for the AIC crown. The 'Riders had been designated as a rebuilding team. Henderson took a 38-6 win over University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff last week in their first meeting in football. The Reddies are sparked by Louis Pryor, a defensive back, and Joe Smith, a running back. Southern State, through the first of the season, had used Mike Rubinski, a hard-running fullback, as their workhorse. Rubinski tied a SSC record by scoring five touchdowns in a single game earlier in the season. Steve Lamb, a senior quarterback, took the load last Saturday night in the SCA victory by rushing for 114 yards on 17 carries. He scored two touchdowns. A pair of fresh- men, Leonard Nichols and Harold Williams, fill the other backfield slots. The game will be played at Wilkins Stadium with kick-off set for 7:30 p.m. Pistons fail to fire, lose to Phoenix Suns pl Armless footballer piays all sports despite defect By TOM SALADINO AP Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) - Rusty Redfern plays baseball in the spring, swims in the summer and plays football in the fall, all without the aid of arms. "I've never seen anything like him," says football Coach Frank Colby, shaking his head in admiration of ihe spunky 11- year-old. "He's the most fascinating kid I've ever seen. He's got lots of guts and desire, gels no special favors and asks none." Rusty, a fifth-grader in an Atlanta suburban public school, refuses to let his birth defect handicap him, although he weighs only 65 pounds and plays in a local YMCA football program which allows young- s;.ers up to 150 pounds to participate. "He played against a 150- pound center a week ago," said Colby Wednesday during a scrimmage, "and Rusty beat him to death all day. The other kid was black and blue. "Til .say he makes 15 per cent o{ our tackles on defense. He lo\ es to hit. The only thing I have to teach him is to stop hitting." Kusty's mother, Beverly, says Husly also dives, water skis, plays softball, rides a bike, and last year played in an amputee golf tournament. 289-POUND LINEMAN EAST IANSING, Mich. (AP) — Offensive lineman Anthony (Tiny) Porter carries a lot of weight on the Michigan State football learn. He's the heaviest Spartan at 289 pounds, eight more than defensive tackle Harvey Feinauer. Lightest Michigan State player is back-up quarterback Tyrone Willingham at 156 pounds. 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. Date AM Oct. 24 25 26 27 Day Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Minor 12:30 1:10 1:50 1:30 Major 7:00 7:40 P.M. Minor Major 1:00 1:35 2:15 1:55 7:20 8:00 8:40 8:15 Mrs. Redfern, who has three older children who are normal physically, said doctors attribute Rusly's handicap to a virus during her pregnancy. Mrs. Redfern said Rusty had been pestering her for some time to allow him to play football, but until this year she had balked. "I was afraid he'd break a leg or .something and he really is undersized," she said. "But he really enjoys it and actually knocks people down in football and seems to be having a good time. She said he tried basketball "but that didn't work out. Bul he really did well in soflbail as a pitcher," explaining lhat he threw the ball by cradling it in .he instep of his foot. "When he batted," she said, "he let the ball hit his bat rather than swing, and would run and beat out some hits." At school. Rusty writes with the use of an artificial arm. but his mother says he prefers to wrue with Ins, feel. "lie does it faster that way !/u nea.ness went out the window when he was in the second t,ia'lc." she said with a laugh. He also rides a bicycle, she says, "but a helmet is man- da.ory and I cringe wherever he does because he's had no many Ihtle a-, cuients. 1 don't know how he does e\erything liu. he finds a way He amazes iiu .sunk-tunes, too." By JOHN NELSON AP Sports Writer Protest? Why? Ray Scott was just as happy he didn't have to watch the fourth quarter. Coach Scott's torpid Detroit Pistons, usually explosive on offense with Dave Bing and Bob I^inier, went for more than four minutes in the second quarter without scoring, and Phoenix wound up winning the National Basketball Association contest 100-90. Again in the third period, Ihe Pistons suffered through three minutes wilhoul a point, allowing Phoenix to build up a 78-62 lead going into the final set. Thai apparenlly was enough for Scotl. Toward Ihe end of Ihe third quarter, he drew his second technical for deploying the Pistons in a zone defense and was ejected. "1 don't know why we were picked out for this so early in ihe season. I see modified zones all the lime," Scott said. "Bul Ihe way Ihe game was played, I didn't protest." In other NBA games, Cleveland edged Boston 108-107, Washinglon beat Houston 99-95, Seattle dropped Porlland 107-97, and Kansas City-Omaha got by Chicago 99-98. Charlie Scott got 23 points for the Suns and Curtis Perry added 18 before fouling out with about six minutes lo play. Lanier had 24 points for Detroit and Bing had 17. Austin C'arr was responsible to a great extent for the Cleveland's squeaker over defending NBA champion Celtics, scoring 16 points in an 18-point Cleveland surge in the second half after Boston had drawn to within a point at 66-65. Can- wound up with 28 points, and John Havlicek led Boston with 22. Undefeated Washinglon got a boost from Phil Chemer in his firs i start of the season as he scored 27 points. He has had back trouble. Jimmy Jones, who signed Wednesday with the Capitals after leaving the Salt Lake S.ar» of the American Basketball Association, played two iiuiui.es and said. "I've been in hi.s .situation before, being .raded about a month after rauuim camp, and it took a Unit a month to fit into the -\ > em." Guard Fred Brown scored 11 of his 16 poinls in the final three minutes to give the Son- ics their victory. Sonics' rookie center Tom Burleson sparked a second-quarter rally when he slole ihe ball al Porlland's end of ihe courl and look it alone for a stuff shot, then scored two more quick buckets to tighten the score at 39-32. Archie Clark had 19 points for the Sonics. Portland's Geoff Petrie had 24, and Bill Walton scored 15 wilh 17 rebounds. Nale Williams' 18-foot jumper wilh six seconds left capped a Kings' rally that saw them come back from a 98-89 deficit. Nate Archibald led the Kings with 24 points, and Chet Walker had 24 for Ihe Bulls. Wednesday's ABA scores: New York 104, Memphis 96; Indiana 122, St. Louis 107; Kentucky 136, Virginia 82; Denver 120, Utah 106; San Antonio 121, San Diego 119, Brock tabbed as top player ST. LOUIS (AP) — Bases- lealing king Lou Brock and slugger Jeff Burroughs have been named the 1974 major league players of the year in a poll conducted by the Sporting News. The national publication has also selecled Mike Marshall and Catfish Hunter as 1974's top major league pitchers. The selections, the result of a poll among 394 major league players, -were announced Wednesday by the newspaper. The 35-year-old Brock, who stole a record 118 bases for the St. Louis Cardinals during 1974, also hit .306 and scored 105 runs in winning National League Player of the Year honors. Burroughs, 23. led the American League with 118 runs batted in and baited .301 for the Texas Rangers to take top player laurels in the AL. Marshall, a right-handed reliever who came to the Los Angeles Dodgers lasl winter from the Montreal Expos, appeared in a record 106 games, winning 15 and saving 21. The 31-year- old fireman is the first relief specialist ever named the NL's .op pitcher by ihe Sporting News. Panthers picked over Bobcats in 7-A LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The jumbled race in Region 7AA should clear a little this week. Ashdown, Camden, Magnolia and Fairview are tied for the lop spot with 3-1 league records. Crossett is 3-2 and Hope is 2-3. Friday night, Ashdown is at Camden; Fairview is at Cros- seli and Hope is at Magnolia. Camden had better be able to slop Ashdown quarterback John Picketl. Pickett threw three touchdown passes and scored twice in a 40-26 victory over Mena last week. Camden won a big game last week, knocking off Crossett 8-0. When in doubt, pick the home learn. CAMDEN 14, ASHDOWN 13. Fairview and Magnolia should remain tied for the league lead with the Camden- Ashdown winner. FAIRVIEW 13, CROSSETT 7. MAGNOLIA 21, HOPE 13. The biggest game in AAAA mlches third-ranked North Little Rock Northeast against eighth-ranked Little Rock Hall. Northeast is 3-1 in league play and Hall is 2-2. Hall has been impresive lately, losing by one point to top- ranked Little Rock Parkview and beating Pine Bluff last week. Northeast cannot afford to be caught looking ahead to nexi week's game with unbeaten Little Rock Central. NLR NORTHEAST 17, LR HALL 15. Fort Smith Southside is still looking for its first victory over cross town rival Northside and this may be the week the Rebels break through. Southside lost to Texarkana last week and Northside was beaten by Northeast, but neither should have any trouble gelling up for this one. Norlhside has lost five straighl and does not figure to stop lhat streak against the Rebels. FS SOUTHSIDE 14, FS NORTHSIDE 7. Last week's record was 31-14, a percentage of .688. The season record is 231 right and 101 wrong. Here are other predictions involving AAAA, AAA and AA learns: LR Central 20, El Dorado 7; NLR Ole Main 13, Helena 7; Pine Bouff 14, Jonesboro 6; Bull is QB for contest FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) —Arkansas linebacker Billy Burns, who suffered a badly brused arm during last week's game with the Texas Longhorns, will be captain for the Razorbacks during Saturday's game against the Colorado Slate Rams. "Billy was hurt against Texas when he hit a metal object on Ihe sidelines," Arkansas Coach Frank Broyles said. "...He shouldn'i have practiced for weeks. However, he was out here on Monday plugging away. For his outstanding effort, I have made him captain for this week." Scotl Bull will be Ihe starting quarterback Saturday, Broyles announced. Benion 15, Sylvan Hills 6; Jacksonville 13, LR MCClellan 12; Springdale 20, Fayetteville 14; Rogers 13, RusseUville 7; Wynne 19, Forrest City 13; West Memphis 14, Marianna 7; Bentonville 13, Mountain Home u; Harrison 19, Huntsville 14; Van Buren 22, Siloam Springs 14; Mena 14, Alma 8, and Dar- danelJe 13, Suibaco 12. Paris 14, Ozark 7; Greenwood 13, Waldron 7; Batesville 20, Trumann 19; Osceola 14, Cosnell 6; Rivercrest 19, Newport 14; Paragould 26, Pocahontas 13; Doniphan, Mo., 7, Gree County Tech 6; Brinkley Clarendon 7, Stuttgart 27, D( ill 14; Marvel! 13, Hughes Earle 14, Marion 6; DollarwJ 20, Warren 19, and Morrilt] 13, Lake Hamilton 7. Watson Chapel 19, Monticeli 17; Bryant 13, Altheimer Searcy 14, Cabot 7; Lakesid 37, White Hall 16; Lonoke England 14; Arkadelphia Malvern 21; Hamburg i<| Dumas 13; Star City 20, Eudorl 7, and McGehea 23, Fordycel 20. Pack, Hadl may fail on terms GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — An answer was expected today lo the question of whether the National Football League trade, in which Green Bay Packers obtained veteran quarterback John Hadl from the Los Angeles Rams, would go through. "John has some problems back on the West Coast," Packer Coach Dan Devine said late Wednesday. "He has to get his affairs in order, but I think we've been fair with him. I'd have lo say that if he's not on a plane to Green Bay in the morning, we'd have to consider the trade off." "We will pick up his current Los Angeles contract, which is what the terms of the trade call for. Nothing else. There will be no renegotiation, no cash payments, nothing like that." The Packers gave up their lop Ihree draft choices in 1975 and top two in 1976 Tuesday to obtain the 34-year-old signal caller who was named the most valuable player in the National Football Conference last season. Devine had said earlier Wednesday he was doing Hadl a special favor in allowing him to lake some tune to decide whether to report to Green Bay. "John is a very old friend ol mine and I wouldn't do this fol anyone else. He's just asked foi lime lo go over this whola thing," Devine said. "He say] he wouldn't consider leaving IMS Angeles for any other tear but the Packers. He likes ou ball club and he thinks he cart play another three or fou years." Hadl, who had lost his ing job with Rams this seas lo James Harris, said he had forgollen the National Football League was a business as as a sport. "It's just a business deall now. I won't play there unless ll gel Ihe cash money I want. I'm! either going to Green Bay orl home to San Diego, but not| back to the Rams," he said. Hadl spent 11 years with the I San Diego Chargers before! moving to the Rams last season I and still maintains his home! and real estate development! business in San Diego. Devine said that, if Hadl does I report today he could possibly play a week from Sunday against the Washington Red-1 skins. "I'll have to reserve judg-1 ment on that though," he said. "We'll have to wait and see] how (Jack) , Concannon ;does,l 'WRESTUNCT HOPE'S FAIR PARK COLISEUM (In Case Of Cold Weather Matches To Be Held In Exhibit * Building) FRIDAY NITE OCT. 25, 8:30 P.M. MAIN EVENT: s P ecial Challenge Match (Rocket Monroe Has Boasted That He Will Defeat Arman Hussien Two Straight Falls Or Give His Nites Pay To Hussien.) (Hussien Has Stated That He Has Never Been Defeated Two Straight Falls And He Thinks That Monroe Has Let His Mouth Overload His Pocket Book. This May Be The Bloodiest Bout Ever Seen At Hope's Fair Park Coliseum. SEMI FINAL EVENT : Tony Rosso Vs. John Black FIRST BOUT: Ron Starr Vs. Bulldog Drummer Tickets On Sale Now At Seven Eleven Store On West Third And Washington St. In Hope. Ringside $2.50, Gen. * Adm. $2.00. Children Under 11 $1.00. NOTICE In accordance with the holiday schedule observed by the Federal Reserve Banks and other Federal Agencies, THE FOLLOWING BANKS WILL BE CLOSED Monday, October 28,1974 IN OBSERVANCE OF Veterans Day CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK FIRST NATIONAL BANK BANKOFBIEVINS

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