Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on October 20, 1962 · Page 11
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Buffs, Demons Battle to 6-6 Tie By BOB GREEK They didn't know who had won the 59l.h meeting between football rivals Garden City High and Dodge City here Friday night until some 12-15 seconds after the final gun had sounded. Traffic out the exits at Penrose Stadium was at a dead standstill. Some 22 gridders were heaped up on the Garden City goal line — and officials had a task in unraveling the pile. At the bottom they found Dodge City fullback Charles Robinson, still just a couple of inches shy of the Buff *° al - P 0 *Tl2 Result: a 6-6 tie score in the crucial West Central Kansas League clash. The deadlock prot>- a»bly eliminated both Dodge City and Garden City from title contention in the WCKL. Saturday. October 20, 1962 the Terrible Turks (Garden's defensive unit) toughened up- The Each team entered the game I P emo "f we . rc tllr . own bac . k to ttne 1 *"* *» plays and punted with just one league loss. Great Bend is still the unbeaten WCKL | leader, and probably will go on to the league banner. The game was a typical Gar- den-D»dge battle, with the outcome going right down to the final wire. It was a big one for the Buffs, who had been decided und- erdoes in their Homecoming clash. Dodge had been all-wining until last week's 7-0 upset loss to Larned. The Demons now snort a 4-1-1 mark. Garden, coached by John Dickerson, is now 2-3-1 overall. The Buffs dropped three of their first four this fall — but now have lost just once in the tiast four games. Garden almost lost the game to a last-minute splurge by the. Dnmons. The visitors had headed goalward after a pass inter- cention late in the game. The Buffs had stopped a late thrust by th c Demons and had moved back out to 'the Garden 35. W.'th the count tied at 6-all, Garden went for a victory, rather than a stalemate. Quarterback D u a n e Marine whipped a oass downfield on first down. Dodge's Pete Gonzales swined the ball on his own 42 — and roared 31 yards back down- field to a first down at the Buff 27. But Dodige was. called for clipping on the plav, and set back to 1 Garden end zone on its 42, with 4li seconds left to Play. Halfback Fran Ontiberos and quarterback Art Bawm then passed incomplete. On third down, Baum connected with Larry Barksdale for 11 yards and a first down. Then came a heart-stopper. On- tiberos fire'fl to Jay Combs, far downfield. The play covered 46 yards — and two Buffs slammed Combs down from behind less than a foot awav from the Garden goal line. He rolled out of bounds to stop the clock. Just five seconds remained. On the last play. Robinson plowed into right tackle. With the game already-over, the crowd watched tensely as the stack of players was unraveled. Officials ruled that Garden had stopper! the Demon back just short a final time. Things started in a hurry — as if Garden might rush the visitors off their feet. The Buffs took the game-opening kickoff and promptly moved 66 yards in 11 plays to score. But that was Garden's only goal-crossing feat of the night. Key plays tn that thrust were a pair of passes. The first was from Marine to end Mike Collins, good for 9 yards. Three plays later. Marine drilled a 22-yard shot to Scotty Davis. Then came the big play. Halfback Bob Stalter zoomed through right tackle and galloped 33 yards. He wa s caught from behind at tfhe Demon 2-yard stripe. Marine sneaked a yard and a half, and Stalter punched through right tackle for the touchdown. But Stalter was stopped short in his plunge for the conversion at right tackle. Garden led by 6-0 with 7:15 left in the opening quarter. The two swapped punts. Garden's kick — a quickie by Marine — was partially blocked. It went out of bounds at the Buff 29. Baura made twp yards — but Garden kicked back and Dodge reached the Buff 34. But Gary Schnurr intercepted a Demon pass. Garden then drove to the Dodge 33, boosted along by a 10- yard aerial from Marine to Davis. Thc Buffs punted on fourth down. Dodge kicked. Garden ran two plays and fumbled — to'almost help the Demons get a score. Dodge's Harold Reed covered the fumble at the Dodge 39. On the first play, Baum fired to Jay Combs — who was wide open. The play netted 30 yards. Two plays later, the same combo clicked for 20 more yards, and a first down at the Garden 11. Only 57 seconds remained. Baum passed, incomplete. Then, on sp'cond down, he pitched goal- ward again. The result of that play caused a big argument. Garden's Doiyle MicGraw nabbed the pas s at the Buff 7-vard stripe. One official ruled that he had trapped the ball — but he was overruled by another official. The interception decision stood. It was a key call, for tlie Demons were rolling goal- ward and may have punched across. The half end/ed two plays later. Dodge fired goalward again with the second-half kickoff. Thc Demons rolled upfield 45 yards in 11 plays, reaching the Buff 15. Gonzales galloped for good chunks of yardage, and Baum uncorked another 19-yard shot to Craig -Hughes. Once more a McGraw interception stopped thc Demons, this time at the Garden 11. The two swapped kicks and Dodge penetrated again in the late third quarter. Gonzales carried four of six times. On one play he sped nine yards around left end to a first down at the Buff 17 — but Dodge was offside. Tha't thrust died at the Buff 31 on two incomplete passes by Ontiberos at the end of the quarter. From there, Garden cut loose with an impressive array of plays, booming down to the Demon 14 in nine plays. Big play was a Marine pass which Mike Collins grabbed. Collins faked a would-be tackier at the sideline and was caught by Dodge's Steve McCulough — after a 55-yard gain. It was a near-touchdown, and gave Garden a first down at the Dodge 11. Had the Buffs scored, Dodge probably could not have recovered. Stalter punched to the 10, but the Buffs were set back for holding. Dodge wag tagged for rushing the passer, putting Garden back at the Dodge 14. The Buffs were penalized for taking too much time. On fourth down, Stalter tried a field goal from the 19. It was blocked and downed by Garden. Dodge then fired back to tie the count. The Demons made a first down. A Baum pass was defected and bounced high. A huge swarm of players pushed and pulled for possession — and Dodge won. Dodge kicked on fourth down. Davis fielded the ball and fumW- ed. Dodge's Jim Smitih covered the pigskin at the Buff 28 — and Telegram Photo GARDEN CITY'S Scotty Davis (No. 45) comes to earth after a 22-yard gain during the Buffs' touchdown drive with the opening kickoff. Davis caught a pass from quarterback Duane Marina and drove to the Dodge City 39. Frank Ontiberos of Dodge drove him out of bounds. Lending a helping hand are Pete Gonzales (No. 23) and an unidentifiable Red Demon. ;he Demons headed goalward. An illegal procedure penalty set the Demons back to the 36. Baum was snowed under at the 44 on a pass attempt. Then came fourth down with 26 yards to go — and one of the zaniest runs seen in Penrose Stadium in many a moon. Ontiberos started, to his right as if to pass. He then swept through the right tackle slot. Four Garden Citians met him there — but he twisted loose somehow and headed to his left. He picked up blocking and diag- onaled across the field. He raced across the end zone at the southwest corner of the field — and threw the ball sky- high in joy as officials signaled the score. Bedlam broke loose. But George Ontiberos' placeklck for what would .have been the winning point was wide to the right, with 3:44 left to play. On the next kickoff, Davis fumbled the pigskin agrain, and Jerry Lenz covered it at the Buff 25. Once more Dodge had a big chance — and muffed it. Onti- beros ran for two yards and Gonzales for four, to the Buff 19. Baum passed incomplete on third down, and alert McGraw slapped down his fourth-down shot. Stalter then ran for 6, 3, and 7 yards. Marine fired the pass that Gonzales intercepted — to start the Demons downfield on their final, hectic try. Garden 6000—6 Dodge 0006—6 Heart Defect Limits Action LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — Ray Ritchey is among the nation's leading extra point kickers because he can't help himself. Ritchey, who plays football for William Jewell College, can't do anything but kick. The 20-year-old sophomore has a heart defect and must limit physical activity. "I know what I can do," said Ritchey Friday. "I can't do any hard running but I trot a little bit. I know what and how much calisthenics I can do. Don't worry, I'm not trying to prove anything. "I believe the better shape I'm in the better it is for me." The team is in better shape with Ray doing the kicking. This season, ha's converted 16 of 19. Last year, he kicked 20 of 26. , Bulldogs Bury So/on/a, 45-72 SATANTA — Syracuse's Bulldogs romped to a seven-touchdown, 45-12 High Plains Conference football victory here Friday night over.winless Satanta. J Coach Thad Duel's visitors , were never headed. Five of the seven Syracuse touchdowns were scored by right halfback Terry Cross, 135-pound senior. His jaunts were for 24, 46, 14, 24, and 90 yards. Guard Gerry Roy go. things rolling for Syracuse in the first frame, blocking a Satanta punt. Guard Bill Royer recovered on the Indian 4-yard stripe. On the first play, left halfback Jerry Jantz bolted four yards. Tackle Bob Steitz' placekick for point missed. Soon after. Cross ran 48 yards on two successive plays — 24 yards each time — for a score. The last time was around his left end Steitz kicked the point to make it 13-0. Satanta got its first score in the second quarter. Halfback Jim McElfresh first ran seven yards for a score, but it was nullified by an illegal procedure penalty. Two plays later, halfback Butch Conover swept left -d for 10 yards and the touchdown. A plunge for point missed. Syracuse led by only 13-6 at intermis- j sion. But the Bulldogs racked up to make the game a runaway. Fullback Terry Boy raced 27 yards through left guard for the first one. It capped a 68-yard drive with the kickoff. Steitz' kick missed. Cross then zoomed 46 yards through the left side. This time, Gary Jantz missed the kick for point. Then Cross capped a 40- yard drive with a 14-yard scoring run. Steitz' kicked the conversion to make it 32-6 at the three- quarter mark. In the early fourth, Cross returned an intercepted pass 14 yards, then scored on a 24-yard run the next play. Steitz' kick made it 39-6. Satanta then scored. Halfback John Weckerling raced 75 yards around left end against Bulldog reserves. A plunge for conversion missed. Cross then took the kickoff on the next-to-last play of the night He gathered the ball in the Syracuse 10, raced up the middle, and cut to his left, going 90 yards to score. Steitz again missed kick for point. Syracuse led by 15-11 in first downs and had a huge 377-168 edge in net rushing yardage. The Bulldogs completed 1 of 2 passes for 8 yards, compared to 7 of 17 for 99 by Satanta. The winners intercepted three passes and Satanta one. Each club lost one fumble. Syracuse was penalized 6 times for 50 yards and Satanta seven times for 45 yards. Syracuse averaged 38 yards on its two kicks, while Satanta averaged 21 on its three boots. Syracuse Satanta 13 Q 19 13 — 45 0 6 0 6 — 12 Finney Sports Group to Meet A varied program is on the agenda here next week when the Finney County Parks, Fish, and Game Assn. holds its regular monthly session. The meeting is set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Civic Center. In charge will b e Dr. H.R. Stone, club president. Thursday's meeting will be a prelude to the third annual buffalo feed which traditionally kicks off pheasant-hunting season here. Plans for that event will be discussed in detail. The feed will run from 4:3C to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10 at Civic Center. Bill Cline, new state game protector for this area, will be introduced to club members at the meeting. Mitch Geisler of the Chamber of Commerce will present a program of gun safety. A new educational film will be shown. It will deal with hunting, fishing, and conservation. All sportsmen are invited to the meeting.

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