Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on October 27, 1962 · Page 13
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Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas · Page 13

Garden City, Kansas
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Saturday, October 27, 1962
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Panthers Hand Buffs 27-0 Loss By BOB GRP]ER Classy Great Bend High, rated llth best high school team in Kansas this week, had too many guns for Garden City High's Buffs here Friday night. Coach Vergil McKinzie's Black Panthers ran and passed their way to a 27-0 shutout over Garden at Penrose Stadium in a West Central Kansas League football test. The result put the visitors a step closer to the WCKL crown won by Garden last fall. Great Bend has only league games left with Dodge City and Hays. Garden is now 2-4-1 for the season. Great Bend lost its season opener to Hutcihinson, 18-12, but since has come back for six Wins in succession, blanking five of those foes. The Panthers are unscored-on in WCIIL play. Last week, Great Band upset third- ranked Salina, 13-8, : handing the Mustangs their first loss. Friday's margin of defeat was . Garden's greatest since Dodge . City crunched the Buffs by 40-6 at Dodge on Nov. 11, 1959 in that season's finale. The two rivals traded breaks in the early sparring Friday. Garden's John Hamman intercepted a pass to stop Great Bond's first series. But quarterback Duane Marine was jarred loose from the .ball four plays later and Great Bend end Duane Loury covered the ball at the Buff 30. The Panthers rolled to the • Garden 9-yard stripe in six plays but wore held for downs. Roger Blackwell and Leon Romme alternated carries for the visitors. A 15-yard personal foul against Garden helped the march along — but a too-much-time penalty helped stall the Panthers at the Buff 6-yard line. On the first play on the next series, Garden almost scored. Halfback Scotty Davis ripped through right tackle for 28 yards to the Buff 37, almost getting away. Two plays later, Marine hit end Mike Collins for a 31- yard aerial gain to the Panther 30. Collins did a neat job of faking defenders on the play. Davis drove to the Panther 25. But Garden was set back for holding, and Marine was downed for a 10-yard loss to the 50 on an attempted pass. He fumbled and Davis recovered. With fourth down and 29 yards to go, the Buffs kicked. Great Bend then launched an 81-yard scoring thrust in nine plays. Blackwell sped 11 yards around right end on the first play. Ho parked incomplete but Garden was called for interference as the quarter ended. He then pitched to Gary Smith for nine yards and a first down at the Great Bend 47. Then came a 53-yard touchdown "shot." Blackwell fired to end Loury, who caught the ball on the Garden 23 and outran two Buff defenders. With 11:06 left in the first half, Blackwell 'inissed on a pass attempt for ^conversion. , Garden ran three plays and .ipunted. The Panthers rolled back ;69 yards in 10 plays to score again. Blackwell ran 23 yards at left end and was knocked out of 'bounds at the Buff 38. Garden's 'Doyle McGraw saved a touchdown on tlie play. [ On fourth down with three, 'yards to go from the Buff 31, 'Blackwell raced around right end ••for 15 yards. He passed to Loury 'for 7 • yards, then ran to .the Garden 1-yard line. On that play, he ran over two Buff defenders, . : pushed along by teammate. ! Rom me. •. WiHi 5:51 left in the half, Black^Well hit right tackle for the final 'half yard. Then he passed to '-. KkSiard Broils for the extra point to make it 13-0. ; Garden fired back to the Great Bend 44 before punting on fourth ;;down.- That five-pla'y thrust featured ••Marine-Collirv; aerials for 10 and 8 yards. Fcur plays later, Blackwell boomed a third-down quick kick 63 yards to the Buff 21. On the final play of the half, Pavi* almost got away again, zipping through the left side on a reverse for 12 yards. On the third scrimmage play of the final half, Garden scored another near-miss. Halfback Bob Stalter cut through right tackle and raced 26 yards to the Panther 30. Key block was thrown by Richard Sandoval. The Buffs reached the Panther 24 but were halted for downs — on a fourth- down mixup on an attempted reverse. The two traded punts, and Great Bend's Romme roared back 34 yards with a Marine kick. Billy Mills saved a sure touchdown with a shoestring tackle at the Buff 34. The Panthers moved the 34 yards in five plays for their third touchdown. Blackwell hit Loury again for 12 yards, then pitched to Romme for 5. He followed good blocking for 5 more yards and Garden was penalized for grabbing a face mask. Blackwell got the score on a 3-yard blast at right tackle. H« then passed for the extra point to Romme with 3:51 left in the third. Garden moved back with another good drive. On the first play of the next series, the Buffs pulled one of their top plays of the night. Marine tossed to Collins for 48 yards. The Buff end faked out one defender, but was downed by a final Panther tackier. That gave Garden a firs, down at the 17. Marine threw four straight incomplete passes there: to Collins, Gary Schniurr, and Davis twice. Paul Walker then boomed through to down Broils for a 14- yard loss. On third down, Blackwell quick-kicked again — for 55 yards. As the third quarter ended, Garden gave up the ball at the Great Bend 49 on a fourth- down gamble. 'Yhe Panthers then drove the 51 yards in five plays for the last score. Blackwell ran 21 yards at right end, and connected for 21 more on the next play, hitting Broils was a pass. Blackwell ran the final six yards at right end, barreling over a Buff defender. He passed to Gary Smith for the 27th point with 10:24 left to play. An exchange of pass interceptions followed and Great Bend put in its reserves. Garden stopped a aPnthre thrust at the Buff 20, holding for downs. Another exchange of interceptions followed and Great Bend reached the Buff 25 — but was pushed back to. the 36 and held. The Buffs tried four passes as the game ended. - • Great Bend 0 13 7 7 — 27 Garden City 00 DO— 0 George Kell, Detroit Tiger broadcaster, has two silver bats, emblematic of hitting titles. He led the Interstate League with Lancaster, Pa.,, in. 1943 and paced the American League with the 1949 Tigers. . Telegran Photo GREAT BEND'S Roger Blackwell (white uniform) made good yardage around end on this fourth-quarter play before he was hauled down by Garden's Miles Blackett. No. 87 for Garden (left background) is Gary Schnurr, and No. 68 (right background) for Great Bend is guard Jim Daubert. Panthers' Roger Blackwell Sets Hot Pace for Winners Great Bend had a firm edge in the statistics here Friday night as well as in the final score. The Panthers had a 294-206 margin in net yards gained via ground and air. The winners led by 16-7 in first downs and by 182-104 in net rushing yardage. The Panthers complete 8 of 16 aerials for 112 yards, while Garden hit 6 of 21 for 102 yards. Garden intercepted three passes (one effort was nullified by penalty) and Great Bend stole two. Penalties were unusually heavy in the game. Garden was called 10 times and lost 73 yards. Great Bend lost 45 yards on 7 calls. Garden lost 1 of 3 fumbles, while Great Bend recorded no fumbles. The host Buffs punted 5 times for a 35.4-yard average. Kicking was one of tne Panther highlights. The winners' punted three times and averaged a whopping 53.3 yards, Roger Black-well kicked all three times. Two were quick kicks, which rolled right and went 63 and 55 yards. The other was a 42-yard "regular" punt. Blackwell, 160-pound senior tailback, put on one of the finer individual performances in recent seasons at Penrose Stadium. He was an all-conference choice last fall and apparently Is even better this year. Friday he carried 19 times and netted 133 yards — outgaining the entire Buff backfield. He averaged 7 yards per carry. The SHAMROCK SERVICE WINTERIZE NOW With New Anti-Freeze and Hoses OPEN 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. 132 W. Kansas BR 6-9959 Panther back never was stopped for a loss or no-gain, and his runs included yardage chunks of 23, 21,15 and 11. He also did most of the Great Bend passing. Leon Romme netted 25 yards in 9 tries for the winners. Halfback Scotty Davis was the top Garden City runner, netting 70 yards in 13 rushes, a per-try average of 5.4 yards. Halfback Bob Stalter netted 43 yards in nine carries. Davis was stopped four times for no-<gains or losses, but had runs of 28, 12, and 11 yards. Stalter had one loss, and was credited for one 28-yard run. Quarterback Duane Marine carried three times and lost 18 yards. Those were on pass attempts where he was dropped back. Dean Biggs carried once for two yards, and John Hamman once for three yards. Fullback Kent Carmiehael netted seven yards in two tries. After the game, Buff coach John Dickerson termed Great Bend "the best high school team I've .seen in some time." He said the Buffs found out eai-ly that they could not run through the Panther line, so Garde:, tried passing. Dickerson also had high praise for Blackwell. "He's not exceptionally fast, but 'hunts and pecks' well for yardage. He's also the best passer and best all- around player we have faced this yeai." Black-well probably will go to Oklahoma State University later. Dickerson noted t!.... Friday was the first time since the opening Colby loss that a team had made long gains against Garden via pass. The coach also said the Buffs are still looking for a big, driving fullback. "We just weren't blocking Great Bend out tonight: they were too good. They were an ideal single-wing team," he on- cluded. MOVED.. to 403 N. THIRD ST. 2 blocks north of O.K. Courts Our Permanent Location! foeflone HEARING CENTER Phone BR 6-6949 Garden City, Kansas Chas. Chalmers—Mgr. 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