Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on November 1, 1974 · Page 4
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Page Four (AHK.) STAR Friday, November i, 1974 Hope Star Kn.fr Sports Buckeyes to host Illinois » ... • « n inn nnnents Saturda^ By KEN RAPPOPORT AP Sports Writer Look who's coming to dinner at Columbus ... Illinois. The crippled Illini would seem to be easy pickings Saturday for Ohio State, the nation's No. 1 team. The Buckeyes have been feasting on everyone else this year. While the undefeated Buckeyes have the pleasure of II- Hope takes on Panthers Last week before Friday's games, there was a four-way tie for first place in the tough 7-AA conference. Ashdown, Camden, Magnolia and Fair-view were bunched together with identical 4-1 records. Crossett was in second with a 3-2 mark, and Hope was in third with a 2-3 record. That was last week. Now Ashdown sits atop the heap with a 4-1 slate and Crossett is alone in second with a 4-2 mark. Ca- rndcn, Magnolia and Fairview are tied for third with 3-2 records and Hope is in fourth with a 3-3 slate. The cause of the shake-up was victories by Hope over No WFL merger seen for NFL, savs Rozelle says NEW YORK (AP) — Forget about any possible consolidation between the 55-year-old National Football League and the infant World Football League ... as long as Pete Rozelle is NFL commissioner. Asked about the possibility of such an amalgamation Thursday, Rozelle said emphatically, "There will be no complete or partial merger with anv World Football League teams. The league never has considered it. The World Football League will have to make it or not make it on its own, without any help from us. "We have our own expansion plans and there would just be nothing in it for us to take in two of their teams. If we did, there could be all sorts of problems, such as teams in our league holding rights to some players on those teams. "For our 29th and 30th teams, we are going to stock them with NFL players, just as we are going to stock our 27th and 28th teams with NFL players." In fact, no NFL teams will be stocked with any more WFL players for the remainder of this season. The NFL owners marie that decision Thursday, at the conclusion of their two- clay meetings. Magnolia, Ashdown over Camdcn and Crossett over Fairview. .And despite winning their game, the Bobcats dropped a place in the standings. But as the old cliche goes, that's water under the bridge. This week Hope which has no chance for the crown, faces the Camden Panthers in their annual homecoming game. The Panthers are struggling to stay alive in the race since one more defeat will put them in the also- ran category. Hope has taken on the spoiler's role in games against Crossett and Magnolia. Following a slow start, the Bobcats have strung together a four- game winning streak going back to the October 4. Included in that streak has been a victory over the Eagles, 13-0, and their most recent upset win, a 14-7 decision over Magnolia. If both teams had defeated the Bobcats, they would be tied for the conference lead going into this week's games. The Bobcats used a pair of short yardage touchdown runs by Slick Davis to upend the Magnolia Panthers last week. The Bobcats capitalized on a bad snap to the punter to set up one score. The Bobcats have been relying heavily on their defensive unit in putting together their winning streak. Jim Rhodes, a defensive secondary man, has intercepted a pass in each of the last three games to spark the defensive effort. Seer picks Hope over Panthers Aaron., Oh to hit for slugger tag TOKYO (AP) — With the world heavyweight boxing crown decided, attention turns Saturday to another superstar slugfest, to decide whether American Hank Aaron or Japan's Sadaharu Oh is the world's best home run hitter. Aaron arrives in Tokyo Friday, less than 24 hours before his scheduled home run contest with Oh. The match precedes an exhibition game between the New York Mets and a Japanese professional baseball all-star team. The first order of business is for the two fence-busters to decide the rules for the contest and such matters as who will pitch the balls they will be trying to blast over Korakuen Stadium's 300-foot right and left field fences. Oh prefers to have each slugger take a certain number of swings; The alternative would be to count home runs within a definite time period. Win or lose, Aaron is to receive $50,000 from the CBS television network, which will televise the contest in the United States at 2 p.m. EST Saturday. Oh is to receive $20,000 from CBS. Aside from the one-time contest, the 40-year-old Aaron currently reigns as the world's home run king on the basis of 733 blasts in his career. On April 8 he passed the old record of 714 set by Babe Ruth. Aaron, at 6 feet and 195 pounds, has the advantage in size. Oh stands 5-10 and weighs 180. LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The AAA East football championship that was and then wasn't, can be again for Blytheville. The Chicks were the preseason favorites in AAA-East, but got upset by West Memphis. The Blue Devils were rolling along toward the championship when Marianna stepped in the path last week, scoring a 16-11 upset. Now, the outcome is squarely up to Blytheville. The Chicks play Jonesboro Friday night and a victory would lock a spot in the AAA playoffs. Larry Wright N won't let a second chance slip away. BLYTHEVILLE 20, JONESBORO 7 Springdale can take a giant step toward the AAA-West title when the Bulldogs play Fort Smith Southside. Springdale is 3-0 in league play. Southside and Russellville are each 2-1. Springdale slipped past Fayetteville last week. Southside turned in a disappointing performance in a 247 loss to crosstown rival Northside last week. Southside has Steve Matthews and Springdale can counter with Mark Zulpo. Breakdowns All's price is going up just like everything else By WILL GRIMSLEY AP Special Correspondent KINSHASA, Zaire (AP) Muhammad Ali's going price is rising — $10 million for starters and, would you believe, $20 million? — as indications grew that the heavyweight boxing championship may become a world-girdling road show. "Rio de Janeiro is a hotly talked spot for the next big fight and, believe it or not, we've even heard suggestions of Tibet," said Don King, mastermind behind Wednesday's spectacular here in the heart of Africa. "There are many foreign possibilities as well as New York's Garden and the Houston Astrodome. The best matchup now would be a third fight between Ali and Joe Frazier." Ali became the catalyst in all future fight negotiations when he knocRed out George Fore- man and regained the title in a historic bout in the predawn hours at the Stadium of the 20th_of May. Despite its unique 4 a.m. local starting time, the bout apparently was a financial success. Closed circuit ticket sales were reported especially heavy in the United States and England with a $30 million gross anticipated. Each fighter was guaranteed $1 million. The victorious Ali, who regained the crown taken from him because of his resistance in the draft in 1967, was up and moving a few hours after his sensational victory. He gave a series of non-stop news conferences, starting at N'Sele and climaxing at the Inter-Continental Hotel, in which he teased inquisitors over his original vow to retire. "Why should I retire now?" He asked. "I am the champion 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. Minor Majur Date Nov. Day P.M. Minor Major Friday Saturday Sunday 4:55 5:50 6:55 11:45 12:10 1:15 5:30 lr. 25 7-20 12:45 1:45 again. I want to enjoy it. I want to travel the world and let all the people see the greatest fighter who ever lived ..." Ali said he already had one offer of a flat $10 million guarantee. "The man had an English accent," Ali said of the phone conversation. Friends said the champion has a meeting with John Daly, president of Hem- dale of l^ondon and one of the promoters, within the next two weeks. "Who you think I should fight?" He asked. "Frazier, Foreman again. What have I got to prove. Does anybody believe that Frazier can beat me the way I whipped that awkward amateur Foreman? "I punched him silly. I punched him into submission. I crucified him. He's a rank amateur. You saw me crumble that man." Foreman remained secluded in his hotel room and refused to see promoters. Friends said he was spiritually drained by the ordeal and wanted to see no one. "He didn't fight his fight," said Dick Sadler, George's peppery manager. "He didn't move. He had no defense*. He stood still. We knew Ali wasn't going to dance and that Ali would lie on the ropes. But George never tried to break Alt's pattern, which he could have done." in the kicking game ruined the Rebels last week, but they may have them ironed out this week. FS SOUTHSIDE 14, SPRINGDALE 13. Little Rock Central, still aiming for a Nov. 15 showdown with Little Rock Parkview, cannot afford to look ahead this week. Central, 4-0 in AAAA play, takes on North Little Rock Northeast, 3-2, in league competition. Central was unimpressive in a 14-0 victory over El Dorado last week. Northeast suffered a heartbreaking 13-7 loss to Little Rock Hall. Those Charger hearts will have to mend in a hurry. LR CENTRAL 14, NLR NORTHEAST 10. Dollarway and Watson Chapel will decide the Region 5AA championship Friday at Dollar- way. Watson Chapel is 1-0 in the four-team conference and Dollarway is 2-0. Dollarway has only allowed six points in its two conference games. DOLLARWAY 14, WATSON CHAPEL 13. Last week's record was 28-12, a .700 percentage. The season record is 259 right and 113 wrong. Here are other predictions involving AAAA, AAA and AA teams: LR Parkview 20, LH Catholic 13; LR Hall 14, FS Northside 7; Pine Bluff 10, NLR Ole Main 7; West Memphis 13, Benton 7; Hot Springs 17, Sylvan Hills 14; Russellville 20, Jacksonville 13; Stuttgart 19, LR McClellan 14; Texarkana 20, LR Mills 6; Rogers 13, Conway 7; Fayetteville 14, Siloam Springs 8; Marianna 13, Helena 6; Bentonville 14, Seneca, Mo., 6; Harrison 20, Morrilton 13; Batesville 21, Mountain Home 8; Alma 13, Dardanelle 7, and Paris 14, Mena 7. Marion 14, Gosnell 8; Newport 19, Pocahontas 14; Paragould 27, Osceola 13; Rivercrest 23, Hughes 12; Trumann 19, Marked Tree 17; Greene County Tech 7, Westside 6; Brinkley 23, Marvell 14; Wynne 20, DeWitt 13; Gordon 7, Lake Hamilton 6; Lonoke 27, Altheimer 13; Searcy 14, Bryant 8; White Hall 13, Cabot 7; Lakeside 20, Arkadelphia 7; Sheridan 19, Malvern 7; Ashdown 27, Crossett 25; Hope 13, Camden 7; Magnolia 20, Fairview Dumas 17, Warren 6; Eudora 19, Dermott 14; Monticello 20, Ford 14, and Hamburg 20, Lake Village 15. Magnolia drove to the Bobcat 27-yard line before the defense stiffened and held the Panthers. The Hope offense was then able to kill the remaining time in the game. Mark Harris, a junior quarterback, had been doing well in the passing department until he had four passes picked off bv the Panthers last week. Kick-off is set for 7:30 p.m. with pre-game ceremonies slated to start at 7:00 at Hammons Stadium. Sport shorts ARLINGTON, Tex. (AP) — 'Texas Ranger veteran infielder Larry Brown has been given his unconditional release and replaced on the major league roster by pitcher Larry Mohme. Brown, a 12-year American League veteran with Cleveland, Baltimore, Oakland and Texas, was signed as a free agent by the Rangers during spring training following his 1973 release by Baltimore. He has a lifetime batting average of .233, but hit .197 for the Rangers last season. Mohme, a 21-year-old right- hander from Litchfield, III., is considered one of the top pitching prospects on the Texas club. He was purchased from the Spokane, Wash., farm club where his record was 3-€. linois' company, Big Ten Conference colleague Michigan, the other bully in that league, will be dining out at Indiana. Michigan, No. 3 in the country and right up there with the voracious Buckeyes in the Big Ten race, is a prohibitive favorite to beat the Hoosiers. Both the Illinois and Indiana coaches realize what kind of odds they face with those twr bone-busters as opponents. "We have nothing to lose but everything to gain," said Illinois Coach Bob Blackman. "And it doesn't change the fact that Ohio State is one of the great college teams of all time." In preparation for his overwhelming task, Indiana Coach Lei Corso said: "Michigan is a team that has everything, but we'll really be supercharged — really go after them." But both Ohio State and Michigan are undefeated in seven games and seem intent on keeping it that way until their much-heralded meeting in the last game of the regular season. In the other games involving Top Ten teams Saturday, it's No. 2 Oklahoma at Iowa State; No. 4 Alabama hosting No. 17 Mississippi State; No. 5 Auburn at No. 11 Florida; California visiting No. 6 Southern California; seventh-ranked Notre Dame vs. Navy in Philadelphia; Arkansas at No. 8 Texas A&M; No. 9 Nebraska at Colorado and lOth-rated Perm State hosting No. 15 Maryland. Among the rest of the ranked teams, No. 12 Texas entertains SMU; No. 13 Texas Tech visits Rice; No. 16 Miami plays Western Michigan; 18th-rated UCLA plays at Washington; No. 19 Temple visits Cincinnati and San Diego State, No. 20, takes on North Texas State. Illinois, which has enough problems just facing cOhio State, will have to also overcome a lot of injuries. Illinois, battered on defense, has only two healthy tackles to face awesome Archie Griffin & Co. LITTLE ROCK (AP) - During the Razorbacks' glory years, Arkansas fans eagerly awaited the month of November. The last three Novembers have beenratherdismal and the 1974 picture is not bright. Arkansas blitzed through its November schedule—Texas A&M, Rice, SMU and Texas Tech—nine times from 1959 through 1970. The last three years, the Razorbacks have been 4-6-2 against the same opponents. A&M, SMU and Texas Tech have a combined won-lost record of 16-4-1 this year and Rice may be the best winless team in the country. A&M is the only team unbeaten in Southwest Conference play and Arkansas Coach Frank Broyles says the Aggies are "physically as strong as any team we've played in a long time." Arkansas win nave to establish an inside game before the Razorbacks can think about getting outside or passing. Unless one team gives away something easy, it should be a defensive struggle. TEXAS A&M 10, ARKANSAS 7. Arkansas State University will celebrate homecoming Saturday at Jonesboro and the sacrificial lamb is Northeast Louisiana. Northeast is 2-3 and coming off a loss to Southeast Louisiana. A comparison of scores says it should be close. SE Louisiana defeated Eastern Michigan 1714 at Eastern Michigan. ASU whipped Eastern Michigan 14-7 The University of Washington will play 12 football games in 1979, ending the season with a trip to Hawaii. at Jonesboro. ASU's Steve Burks is doubtful because of a shoulder injury. James Flynn will be the quarterback and that may mean more passes for the Indians. The Indians have found a new threat in wide receiver Jimmy Wicks to go with Willie Harris. ASU 22, SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA 7. Henderson will journey to Livingston, Ala., Saturday with revenge in mind. The Reddies lost to Livingston last year 14-0 and the loss kept Henderson out of the NAIA playoffs. The Reddies erased any doubt about being a cut above the rest of the Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference by blasting Southern State last week. Henderson is No. 3 hi the NAIA rankings and the Reddies aren't about to slip up again. HENDERSON 17, LIVINGSTON 7. Last week's record was 3-1-1 for a .700 percentage. The season record is 30 right, 23 wrong and 1 tie. Here are other predictions involving Arkansas college teams: Harding 10, Texas Lutheran 7. UA-Monticello 13, Baptist Christian 7. State College of Arkansas 14, Arkansas Tech 7. Ouachita 10, Southern State 9. Ohio State's fabulous running back is seeking to extend his NCAA record of 17 straight 100- Ohio State Coach will try to get his 200th career victory. 167 with Ohio State. A crows of 87,000 is expected to be on hand for the game. The Big Two from the Big Ten aren't the only football bullies favored to kick their op- ponents Saturday. Oklahoma, playing out a lame duck season because of NCAA violations, Southern Cal, Notre Darne and Nebraska all rate the "heavy" role in their games. Alabama, Auburn, Texas A&M and Perm State are not so fortunate this weekend. All of those Top Ten teams have tougher sparmates. Porkers, Aggies clash Saturday Indians, HSCReddies picked to whip foes LITTLE ROCK (AP)-Football coaches shy away from labels as much as politicians. If conservative means close to the vest, Texas A&M's offense qualifies. The Aggies, who play Arkansas Saturday at College Station, believe in controlling the football and waiting on their opponent to make a mistake. Arkansas Coach Frank Broyles was asked if he considered the Aggies' offense conservative. "I don't know whether conservative may have a stigma I don't like to associate with what they're doing," Broyles said. "What they're doing is, they are running to keep possession of the football and they're running the plays which keep possession of the football., "They're not throwing the bomb as much as a team you might call liberal, like Alabama, but they're going to throw the ball enough to keep you upset. (Carl) Roaches will go deep four or five times a game with his 9.4 speed and they'll throw to him three or four times. The rest of the time they'll be trying to keep possession because they're so big and strong." A&M Coach Emory Bellard was asked about the conservative label hung on his offense. "I'd like to think we have scoring punch," he said. "I think we have the ability to throw the ball and run the football." A&M has blanked its last two opponents while taking the lead in the Southwest Conference race with a 3-0 record. The Ag- gies lead the league in defense and defense against the rush. "A&M is physically as strong as any team we've played in a long time," Broyles said. "They keep you backed up." Broyles said A&M held Baylor to four first downs last week, one by penalty. "A&M ran only two or three option plays in the game, but they got over 300 yards from tackle to tackle," Broyles said. He said that based on height and size, A&M "from tackle to tackle, must be the finest looking offensive line in America today." Bubba Bean, Skip Walker, Bucky Sams and Ronnie Hubby are each averaging at least five yards a carry running behind a line that averages more than 250 pounds a man. Bellard expects a defensive struggle. "We have a lot of respect for the Arkansas defense," he said. "We will have a hard time getting the ball in the end zone. But, I think we play pretty good defense , ioo." He said the Aggies' most difficult job from an offensive standpoint will be sustaining a drive against Arkansas. Defensively, he said, the Aggies would have to eliminate the big play and "Arkansas has got the people that makes it most difficult." Broyles feels sure A&M will attack Arkansas' middle. "Looking at the two wishbone teams we played, the defense did not hold up inside as much as we feel like it must this game," he said. He indicated that Jon Rhidd- lehoover may start at noseman. Freshman .Leotis Harris had his best' practice of the year earlier in the week is a possibility. FOR THE SAKE OF OUR FAMILY & YOURS WE WILL VOTE DRY Raymond & JoAnn Pine RAIORBACK FOOTBALL FACTS Aside from the long run from scrimmage, perhaps the most exciting play in football is the long punt return that goes for a touchdown; in crucial situations it can turn a game around. One of the Razorback's greatest returners was Ken Hatfield. Hatfield, a surehanded safety on defense, fielded punts for Arkansas teams from 1962 through 1964. In his three year career, he ran back 70 punts for 1135 yards. He scored 5 touchdowns; he went for 95 yards against Tulsa, 81 yards against Texas, 80 yards against Texas Tech, 78 yards against Texas Tech, and 71 yards against TCU. However, the 81 yard return against Texas, while not his longest, was perhaps the most important. Both teams were undefeated when they met in Austin in 1964. In a scoreless game, Hatfield took a 47 yard punt from Ernie Koy at his own 19, and behind perfect blocking, he went all the way. Arkansas was able to stave off a late Texas rally to win 14-13. The return made the difference. COMPLIMENTS OF - ti first National Bank MEMBER F.D.I.C: HOPE BAPTIST TEMPLE STANDS AGAINST ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE K B ?P" s !7 em P le stafld * a 8 ainst ^ohol in our city. We teach against Sin. We believe that the answer is Jesus Christ-not alcohol. Every oerson that has been saved sM«ld vote NO* » .totaliUQur r.tv. The PLEASE! Let us grow up ia a DRY COUNTY on November 5th VOTE AGAINST Mt. N'ebo Baptist Youth Paige Powell.Sec.-Tres. *-* LIQUOR OPTION "Woe unto him that giveth his brother drink, that puttest thy bottle to him, and Proverbs 20:1: "Wine is a mocker strong drink is raging and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. Isaiah 5:11: "Woe unto them that rise up early in the mnrnina H. „ *u follow strong arm*; that continue until night, till wine'XSnfm ' y The Bible say's no drunk shall enter the Kingdom of God. Galatians 5-21 I Corinthians 6:10: Vote dry for the sake of our Familys and friends. Let us all try to make more Christians, not drunkards. VOTE DRY FOR THE SAKE OF OUR Families and friends, Ut us all try to make more Christians, not drunkards. •CrO

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