Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on October 27, 1962 · Page 17
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Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas · Page 17

Garden City, Kansas
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Saturday, October 27, 1962
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Lark's Tie Hands Lakin HPC Title SUBLETTE — Subletted Larks played an upset tie game Friday ni'ght here for the second week in a row — but this time the Haskell County squad was on the credit side of the ledger. A side result: Lakin's undefeated Broncos are the undisputed 1962 High Plains Conference football champs. Coach Rodney Long's Larks came from behind a 12-0 deficit with a big second half to upset the favored Syracuse Bulldogs and play to a 12-12 deadlock. Syracuse had been the only team left with a chance to tie Lakin for the HPC crown, for the only Bulldog loss this fall was 7-0 to Lakin in the season opener for both. Lakin now plays host to Johnson Wednesday. Even if Lakin loses, it still is champion of tho conference. Coach Thad Duel's chub had rated a solid favorite, for the Bulldogs had rolled over five straight foes in impressive fash- Broncs Keep Record Clean Only two more games remain to be played in the High Plains Conference football race. Johnson plays at Lakin Wednesday, and Hokomb goes to Syracuse on Friday, Nov. 9. The home teams will be heavily favored in both those games. Friday's 12-12 tie between Syracuse and Sublette gave Lakin the championship. Elkhart, Satanta, and Sublette have all finished their conference seasons. Standings for league play, including Friday's results: Team W L T Lakin ------ ....... _____ 500 Syracuse .. ,._.__. . ______ 311 Elkhart __________ ..... 420 Sullette ----------- ..... 222 Holcomb __________ ..... 221 Johnson — ..... ___ ..... i 4 o Satanta ...... __________ 060 Totals ........ ...... . ...... 17 17 4 Lisfon Ready / For Patterson CHICAGO (AP)—Heavyweight champion Sonny Listen i s ready to live up to his promise to give Floyd Patterson a rematch "where and when he wants to fight me again." Listen made his first appearance in Chicago Friday since winning the title from Patterson in the first round of their Sept. 25 meeting and ended reports that former Notre Dame football coach Frank Leahy would become hi s new manager. "I don't need no manager," said the champion. And then in reference to Leahy, Listen added: ' 'What fight can he get me?" Holding a quickly called press conference in a downtown restaurant, Listen said-he'd rather fi£ht someone other than Patterson, but "I'll live up to my word and fight Patterson—I think hell come out of his shell soon and say where and when he wants to fight me again." Listen denied reports that he would meet Patterson in Miami | la February. Page 18 (•union City Telegram Saturday, October 27, 1962 ion since losing the Lakin open- ef. j Last week, Sublette was on the 1 other side of the fence. The Larks j played at Holconrb • and were 1 heavy favorites. But Holcomb fought from behind to post a 1919 tie — one of the biggest upsets in Southwest Kansas this fall. Sublette now is 2-3-2 for the season. Terry Cross scored Syracuse's first touchdown, on the second Bulldog series of the night He sped 52 yards through the left side on a reverse. The placekick for point by tackle Bob Steitz was wide to the right, however. Syracuse kicked off to Sublette's fleet halfback, L i... d s e y Wright. The Lark broke into Uie clear and was almost away for a touchdown. But as h«. twisted to avoid a final defender at the Syracuse 40, he fur>' and Syracuse covered the ball. From there, the Bulldogs drove back 70 yards in 16 plays for their final touchdown, crossing the goal in the early second quarter. Gary Jantz got the score on a 2-yard plunge off tackle. Once more the kick for point by Steitz was wide — and Syracuse held a 12-0 halftime margin. The first half was all Syracuse, and the last half was all Sublette. Steitz kicked off to start the final half. Quarterback Charles 'Giles streaked back up the west sidelines 60 yards with the kickoff to the Syracuse 25. On the next play, Giles pitched ..o end Rodney Watt, who caught the ball in the clear in the Bulldog end zone. Halfback Skip Messerly was stopped short on his run for conversion. Sublette kicked off, held the Bulldogs, and forced them to punt. Then the Larks moved back downfield on the passing arm of Giles. Syracuse was called for pass interference on a 15-yard toss to Watt. That gave Sublette a first down at the Syracuse 24. Four plays later, fullback Bill Lower scored the tieing touchdown. It was on a 7-yard pass from Giles. Once more the Lark receiver was open in the end zone. Lower was stopped twice on his run for what could have been th e winning conversion. Syracuse was offside on the first try, but both attempts were halted. -In the fourth frame, Sublette drove to the Syracuse 35 and fumbled the ball away. The Bulldogs then fought back upfield in a final threat. With IMs minutes to go, Steitz missed a field-goal attempt from the Sublette 24 on fourth down. He kicked from a difficult angle. Sublette led by 33-10 in first downs, but was outgained by a big 256-40 net y^rd s on the ground. Syracuse completed just 2 of 5 passes for 15 yards. The Larks piled up 111 air yards on 8 of 11 completions. Giles hit all eight of the aerials. Syracuse intercepted one pass, Sublette none. Th e visitors lost their only fumble, while Sublette lost two of three. Sublette closes Its season at all-winning Plains Wednesday, a traditional rival. The Larks finished their HPC campaign with an all-even record of two wins, two losses, and two ties. Syracuse closes Nov. 9 at home against HPC foe Holcomb. FAN FARE Lakin Powers Way to Sixth Straight Grid Win LEOTI — Lakin's Broncos cleared a big hurdle toward an undefeated se..son here Friday night by rapping the Leoti Indians, 35-7, in a non-conference 'ootball game. Leoti plays 'in the Western Kansas Education Assn. Lakin is a member of the High Plains Con lercnce. Lakin has now won all six of ts 1962 starts. The Broncs have wo games left. They close their IPC slate at home Wednesday gainst Johnson, then entertain Tribune on Nov. 9. The Broncs have given up only three touchdowns this fall. Coach Don Louszler's Leoti club is now 2-4-1 overall. Hie Indians entertain Tribune Wednesday and LaCrosce Nov. 9. Both are WKEA tests. The visitors spoiled Leoti's Homecoming by racking up five touchdowns — and converting every one. Bill Uric raced 43 yards through left tackle for the first score. That was on Lakin's first series of the game, soon after the Bronos had taken the opening kiokoff. Ernie Oehoa ran for the conversion. Dennis McVey placekicked the conversions after the last four Lakin touchdowns. Leoti roared back with the kick" off to tie the count at 7-7. The Indians ground back 70 yards in six plays. Touchdown came on a 30-yard blast through left tackle by left halfback Jim Hahn. He also slammed through the middle for the cooversion. The visitors came back to take the lead for good, scoring another first-quarter touchdown. That was on an 80-yard gallop by Urie, again through left tackle. In the second frame, quarterback Fred Anscbutz passed 35 yards to end Jim Kisel for another score. That gave Lakin a 21-7 margin at intermission. Dari-eil Holden returned an intercepted pass 55 yards in the third quarter for Lakin's fourth score. Final one came in the early fourth frame, when Urie zipped 34 yards through left tackle again. Both clubs • had several non- scoring penetrations. Lakin led 13-11 in first downs and by 303-90 in net rushing yardage. The Broncs completed 3 of 9 passes for 56 yards. Leoti's air arm was effective. Tlie Indians netted 112 yards on 8 of 16 aerials. Most were thrown by quarterback Jack Green, who connected with halfback Terry Woodbury and freshman end "Rick Jay on most of his pitches. Senior Jeanie Lambert was crowned homecoming queen. -Her attendants were senior Dee Ann Christensen, junior Barbara Cable, sophomore Jeanie Hamilton and freshman Lynn Cable. Named homecoming king was Jack Green. Attendants were senior Phil Pfannenstiel, junior Steve Jay, sophomore Jim Me- Bride, and freshman Rick Jay. The football team elected both king and queen. Jayhawk Harriers Defeat Oklahoma LAW'RENCE (AP) _ The Kansas Jayhawkers defeated Oklahoma 19 to 40 Friday for their 16th traight dual cross-country victory. George Cabrera of Kansas covered the three-mile course in 14:50.8 to lead the field. Sublette ... Syracuse 0 0 12 0 —12 * * 0 0 —12 YOUR HOMff...W/NT£if5COM/NG WE'VE GOT WHAT IT TAKES! 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