Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on October 29, 1974 · Page 4
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Page Four HOPE (ARK.) STAR Tuesday, October 29, 1974 Hope Bowie Kmfe Star Sports Bradshaw leads Steelers Owls make it to top By JAN PRtDDY Associated Press Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A winning attitude has helped the Temple Owls topple its first six foes this year. In recent years "we found more ways to lose football games than win them," Temple Coach Wayne Hardin said. "But we have now learned how to win and have a winning attitude." Following last Saturday's 2117 victory over small-college power Delaware, Temple moved into 19th place in The Associated Press' major college football poll. Hardin cited the Delaware game as the difference between this season's Owls and the past. Delaware took a 17-14 lead in the third quarter only to see the Owls win 21-17 on a 33-yard scoring pass from senior quarterback Steve Joachim to Jeff Stempel. "A few years ago we might have folded when Delaware went ahead on us," Hardin PITTSBURGH (AP) - Terry Bradshaw predicted it. He's back, so is Franco Harris and so is the Pittsburgh Steelers' running game. "And it feels good, real good," Bradshaw said after he made his first quarterback start this year and Harris rushed for a career high of 141 yards in a 24-17 victory over the Atlanta Falcons in Monday night's nationally televised National Football League game. On opening day, Bradshaw was on the bench behind Joe Gilliam, who led the NFL preseason passers by throwing almost twice as often as Bradshaw had in Pittsburgh's two previous playoff seasons. "Joe's had the hot hand," Bradshaw said in September, "but *hp time will come when we have to establish a running threat. My style is ball control and I'll wait until this thing runs its course." After Gilliam's 5-for-18 passing day in a narrow win last week over Cleveland, Coach Chuck Noll opted for Bradshaw, even though the Steelers were atop the AFC Central Division. "It was pretty much a return to the bread and butter," Noll said after the Pittsburgh climbed to 5-1-1 and Atlanta fell to 2-5 under beleaguered Coach Norm Van Brock]in. "We battled them. We fought as hard as we could," said Van Brocklin, target of a "Dump the Dutchman" campaign in Atlanta. The Steelers pounded out a season high of 235 yards rushing against the Falcons, and stumpy Rocky Bleier added 78 yards to Harris' career high total. "I get a kick out of making the running game go," said Bradshaw, who completed nine of 20 passes for 130 yards with two interceptions. It was the first 100-yard game of the season for Harris, who had a career high of 28 carries, and he gained all but 29 of his ground yards in the second half. He also ran 29 yards with a swing pass from Bradshaw to set up the winning touchdown. Harris, who had rushed for 206 yards previously this season, powered seven yards for what proved to be the winning touchdown in the final quarter. Pittsburgh jumped to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter. Bleier Ali, Foreman awaiting for bigpre-dawn battle KINSHASA, Zaire (AP) Muhammad Ali continued his taunting tirades and George Foreman remained somber as a monk as the two whiled away the hours leading to their predawn battle Wednesday for the heavyweight boxing championship of the world. It was a scene that staggered the imagination. Bongo drums beat an unnerving tattoo on the sensitive inner ear. Strident African music — with its heavy jumpy and jivy beat — poured out from the buses and shops. Native dancers, part of a carnival, sash- ayed with their bumps and grinds from the back end of trucks parading the boulevards. Tension began building to an electric pitch in this humid, sultry capital where two black Americans have come to pay homage to their ancestors and battle 15 rounds or less for the ring's richest prize. Both Foreman, the titleholder, and Ali, a former champion who had the crown taken from him outside the ring because of his failure to enter the military, have made much of their odyssey to the land of their forefathers but don't 608 yards sets mark, Elkins back gets nod LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The best laid plans of mice and men don't always go astray. Elkins Coach William Alvarez decided last week that halfback John Bunch would have a chance to crack the national high school rushing record against Winslow and prepared his game plan accordingly. The result — Bunch carried the football 38 times for 608 yards. Alvarez said the record of 520 yards was set by Ken Hall of Sugar Land, Tex., in 1953. Alvarez said he learned of the record while leafing through an athletic magazine prior to the Yellville game Oct. 11. Bunch established what was believed to be an Arkansas record when he rushed for 441 yards against Yellville. "We decided after the Yell- vilie game that it would be ••ice if he could break 520," Alvarez said. "We knew he had the potential to do it and we figured if he could, it would be against Winslow." c Bunch, a 5-foot-10, 167-pound senior, was named The Associated Press High School Player of the Week for his accomplishment. He was also AP Player of the Week after the Yellville game. Bunch scored on runs of 83, 56, 17, 39 and 32 yards. He also had runs of 27, 25, 33, 45, 23, 26, T? and "a lot of 16, 17, 18 yard- ers." Ray McBee, secretary of the Elkins school board, kept the statistics. "We saw the potential and knew we had to have good records," Alvarez said. Alvarez said he told the Elkins team at the half that they were going for the record. "I told them, 'John's got 292 yards. 520 is the record. We're going for it. We want to do this, but we don't want to run the score up. I told them that if they did break to go out of bounds around the five."' He said Bunch broke long runs five times in the second half and stepped out of bounds inside the five each time. "We would have first and goal and the quarterback would run one play to get the ball in the middle of the field and then we would kick a field goal," Alvarez said. The Elks led tp-0 at the half and kicked four field goals in the second half on the way to a 74-0 victory. The Elkins coaches call the plays from the sidelines, but quarterback Mark Johnson could have done without any help Friday night. Quick pitch right, 27-power sweep and 27- reverse would have been enough. Bunch carries the ball on each of the three plays. Bunch was the ball carrier on 38 of the Elks' 53 plays. 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 Oct. Day Tuesday Wednesday Thursday r-'riday * ; ; i3tur.:L*y A.M. Minor Major 2:40 9:15 3:25 10:05 4:1510:45 4:55 11:45 5:50 12:10 \>:^ 1:1? P.M. Minor Major j: 10 a:40 3:55 10:25 4:40 11:15 5:30 6:25 7:20 12:45 1:45 shrug off other motivations. Each is guaranteed a $5 million purse — richest of all time. It is money in the bank. And neither has to be overly con- med whether the strangeco nglomeration of producers and backers reaches the aim of $20 million to $30 million gross. The fighters themselves have been overshadowed somewhat by the fanfare and wild trappings surrounding the event but as time for the opening bell approached — 4 a.m. local time, 10p.m., EST,Tuesday — Foreman held firm as the favorite despite escalating Ali sentiment. The latest odds quoted from Las Vegas are 14-5. More conservative London bookies give the champion the edge 11-5. The international press corps, which has had the two boxers under close scrutiny for a week, has swung to Ali by a small majority. Ali has been very impressive in workouts — physically, mentally and vocally. Veteran Ali watchers contend that they have never seen him fitter or sharper. At 216^ pounds, he looks every inch the skilled meticulous assasin who twice stopped the awesome Sonny Listen in 1964 and 1965. Foreman's advantage appears to lie in his age — 25, seven years younger than Ali — and his brute strength. He has demolished every opponent he has faced in the past two years, none going more than two rounds, and his victims have included such fighters as Joe Frazier and Ken Norton, who scored victories over Ali. "Foreman didn't knock them out, he pushed them out," argues Ali. "He is a pusher. He is big and strong. But he is slow- footed, awkward, dumb. He has never met anybody like me. "I am a dancing master. I am the best in the world. I am preparing to score the biggest upset in ring history." There have been unusual heavyweight title bouts before. But the sport never has seen a spectacle to match this one. At midnight tonight, when even all respectable leopards and zebras are asleep, tens of thousands of Zairians will be winding slowly toward the Stadium of the 20th of May to witness the first heavyweight fight ever staged in this part of the world. The weird hour was picked to conform with prime time in the United States where the bout will be viewed coast-to-coast on theater television screens at a cost of $20 to $30 a seat. This is the main source of revenue. The 19-foot ring, with its red, white and blue ropes, is set up under a sprawling roof so that the fighters and the press rows will be protected in case of rain. Rain is possible. This is Zaire's monsoon season. —Be a courteous driver. plunged one yard for the first touchdown, set up by Lynn Swann's 52-yard punt return, and Bradshaw dove in from the one for the second score to cap a 57-yard march. Atlanta quarterback Bob Lee, sacked seven times by the hard-charging Steeler front, fired a pair of touchdown passes in the second quarter to knot the score at 14-14 by halftime. Harris'seven-yard touchdown in the opening minute of the final quarter capped a 55-yard drive. Cones earns weekly nod By DENNE H. FREEMAN AP Sports Writer Tommy Cones got the needle from his brother just before the Wckoff of Saturday's Southern Methodist-Texas Tech game. "We're going to beat you," shouted brother Mark, who plays defensive end for SMU. "Just wait and see what happens," was the equally vocal reply from Tommy, a defensive end for Texas Tech. Tommy almost waited too late to have the last word. He crashed in to block John Blackburn's punt in the fourth quarter to lift the hard-pressed Red Raiders to an important 20-17 Southwest Conference victory over the Mustangs. The feat earned Cones The Associated Press SWC Defensive Player of the Week award in close balloting over Texas A&M's stellar defensive tackle Warren Trahan. i said. "But the kids hung tough and made the big plays when. they had to." Ohio State routed Northwestern 55-7 Saturday and received 45 first-place votes and 1,222 of a possible 1,260 points from a nationwide panel of sports writers and broadcasters. Meanwhile, Oklahoma cursh- ed Kansas State 634 and earned 14 first-place Votes and 1,123 points. Third-ranked Michigan, a 494 victor over Minnesota, received two No. 1 votes, followed by fourth-place Alabama and fifth- ranked Auburn with one apiece. Southern Cal, Notre Dame, Texas A&M, Nebraska and Penn State round out The AP's Top Ten. Interviewed by telephone, Hardin said "I really haven't had time to think about being ranked. I'm worried about next week's game with Cincinnati." Hardin says he looks forward to playing ranked teams in the future. The Owls have a 1975 date with Penn State. And Hardin knows that it's still early in the season. No Temple team has ever been ranked in a season's filial poll. The Top Twenty, with first- place votes in parentheses, season record and total points. Points tabulated on basis of 2k 1. Ohio State (45) 7-<W 1,222 2. Oklahoma (14) 6401,123 3. Michigan (2) 740 969 4. Alabama (1) 7-04) 887 5. Auburn (1) 7-0-0 765 6. So. California 5-1-0 584 7. Notre Dame 6-1-0 559 8. Texas A&M 6-1-0 513 9. Nebraska 5-2-0 353 10. Penn State 6-1-0 336 11. Florida 6-1-0 236 12. Texas 5-2-0 214 13. Texas Tech 5-1-1 198 14. Arizona St. 5-14 175 15. Maryland 5-2-0 159 16. Miami, 0. 64-1 59 17. Mississippi St. 6-1-0 28 18. UCLA 4-1-2 24 19. Temple 6-0-0 16 20. San Diego St. 5-1-0 13 (tie) Wisconsin 4-3-0 13 Others receiving votes, listed alphabetically: Arizona, Georgia, Houston, Michigan State, North Carolina State, Oklahoma State, Pitt, Tulane, Vanderbilt. 937% of Americans enjoy the Convenience of legal control... M n mm r JV MTr< Let's Join America and ENJOY this CONVENIENCE IN OUR COUNTY! How long must a working man oe denied a beer because he is not a member of a private club? Just who is out of step with the rest of the country? Vote FOR Legal Sale on Nov. 5 Progressive Committee FOR Legal Control of Alcoholic Beverages Co-Chairmen: Jerry Winer and Will Rutherford Thl3AdP«ld For By Citizens of nempstead County.

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