Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on November 7, 1974 · Page 4
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Page four HOPE (AUK.) STAR Thursday, November 7, Scrappers picked over Hope team LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Two years ago, Texarkana and Benton were fighting a losing battle for a .500 season. Friday night, the prize is the AAA-Central championship. Robert E. "Swede" I^e turned Texarkana around last year. Max Graham has Benton headed in the right direction this fall. Texarkana has won seven straight since losing its season opener to Texas High. The Razorbacks are 4-0 in league play with Benton and Sylvan Hills remaining. Benton is 3-1 in conference competition and must play Jacksonville after Texarkana. Every other team lias at least two conference losses. Lee has a way of getting the Razorbacks ready every week. TEXARKANA 10, BENTON 7. Little Rock Central Coach Joe Fred Young says it would be a great thing for high school football in Arkansas if his Tigers beat Fort Smith Northsidc this week and set up a showo- down with Little Rock Parkview. Parkview Coach Sam Goodwin is worried about keeping his end of the bargain. The top- ranked Patriots play West Memphis this week and the Blue Devils are one of the best in AAA. Parkview came back after a week's layoff to wallop Little Rock Catholic. The rest did the Patriots some good. LR PARKVIEW 14, West Memphis 10. The Region 7AA conference was a massive mess until last week. Up until that time, five teams had a chance at the title. Now, Ashdown can win it all by defeating Magnolia Friday night. Ashdown ia 4-1-1 in League play. Magnolia is one of three teams with two conference losses each. Ashdown doesn't figure to let this chance slip away. ASHDOWN 21, MAGNOLIA 20. Last week's record was 31 right and 8 wrong, a .794 per- cenUige. The season record is 290 right and 121 wrong. Here are other predictions involving AAAA, AAA and AA teams: K\ Dorado 7, LR Catholic 6; LR Central 21, FS Northside 10; Springdale 14, NLR Ole Main 10; NLR Northeast 15, Pine Bluff 14; Hot Springs 21, LR McClellan 13; Jacksonville 14, Conway 8; Sheridan 19, LR Mills 7; Rogers 22, Fayetteville 14; Russellville 14, FS Southside 13; Blytheville 27, Union City, Tenn., 13, and Jonesboro. 14, Forrest City 13. Dollarway 13, Marianna 12; Gravette 14, Bentonville 13; Harrison 20, Mountain Home 13; Huntsville 21, Lincoln 14: .Siloarn Springs 13, Prairie Grove 7; Alma 21, Waldron 7; Mena 13, Subiaco 7; Danville 20, Dardanelle 13; Paris 21, Booneville 7; Van Buren 23, Morrilton 14; Batesville 27, Newport 14; Paragould26, Gosnell 7; Rivercrest 23, Osceola 13; Pocahontas 14, Walnut Ridge 8; Wynne 27, Truman 21. Hope Star Sports WFL losing shirts, teams By HOWARD SMITH AP Sports Writer The Chicago Fire says it is through for the year, Portland Storm players are refusing to play another game until they're paid and the Charlotte Hornets have literally lost their shirts. It was just another day in the life and times of the World Football League. The show must go on, however, and the WFL continued to struggle gracelessly toward the conclusion of its first season Wednesday night with Birmingham beating Philadelphia 26-23, Shreveport topping Charlotte 19-14 and the Hawaiians whipping Southern California 29-8. Tonight's schedule calls for Chicago at Memphis and Portland at Florida, but WFL schedules lately have been as dependable as subway gum machines. Jim Nance ran for 160 yards and Rocky Thompson added 105 to lead Shreveport past Charlotte. Nance scored the winning touchdown from two yards out with 5:11 left to play. Fire owner Tom Origer hand- ed the stricken league another headache Wednesday when he announced that his club won't play its final game next week in Philadelphia and won't participate in the playoffs. "We don't deserve to be in the playoffs and I'm against the eight-team thing, anyway," said Origer, whose team has lost nine straight games. A league spokesman said WFL President Donald Regan will look into the Chicago matter Friday. An unidentified Storm player said Wednesday he and his teammates haven't been paid in several weeks and they won't play against Florida tonight unless they get paid before the game. "We won't play without the money because we've been bled along for several weeks now, getting only partial pay for a couple of games and no pay at all for the last two games," the player said. bowling Paralyzed brother gives Brausell his inspiration LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Every day, Jerry Brasuell sees his older brother lying on his back, paralyzed because of a football injury. And, every day, Brasuell goes to the football field at Van Brian High School and puts on his football equipment. That's the type youth Brasuell is. Van Buren Coach Don Dixon says Monty Brasuell, who suffered a broken neck in a football game against Fort Smith Northside about 10 years ago, is an inspiration to Jerry as well as other Van Buren players. "Jerry Don is kind of a leader and the kids gather out front at his house," Dixon said. "Monty lies there in the bed and encourages the fads to get on that field and do well." Jerry had his most productive game of the year Friday night in a 44-0 victory over Waldron. Brasuell carried 25 times in 190 yards and scored four touchdowns as the Pointers clinched the title. Brasuell played the first half and only the first series of the second half. "If we had left him in there one more series, he could have had 220-230 yards," Dixon said. For his performance, Brasuell was named The Associated Press High School Player of the Week. Brasuell, a 5-foot-lO, 170- pound junior, has gained more than 1,000 yards rushing while Van Buren has compiled an 8-1 record. "He runs what we call our base play, off-tackle, real well," Dixon said. "In the I, you need a tailback that's got a lot of good vision who can cut and dart to the soft spot. Some kids can and some can't. Jerry Don can." Dixon said Brasuell is a "real tough inside runner" who also possesses "the finess and moves to be an outside runner. He's not sprinter by any means, but he has great balance and vision and great quickness." Dixon said Monty Brasuell attends Van Buren's home games, watching from a car inside the stadium fence. "He talks to Jerry. He talks to the whole bunch. It's also a tribute to the whole family, not just the boys, that Jerry plays." Dixon arrived at Van Buren two years ago after the Pointers had a 2-8 season. Dixon's first year, Van Buren went 2-8 again, but a lot of young players gained experience. "We started trying to build a football team around the juniors and sophomores and we went back to basics," Dixon said. "We learned a lot of football even though we lost. Our success has come because we got some experiences and because these boys are dedicated to winning. They have paid the price." Van Buren will open the AA playoffs Nov. 15, probably against Harrison at Van Buren. Others who deserve mention this week: Jerry Barnett, Little rock Parkview, scored on runs of 1, 30 and 7 yards and throw scoring passes of 28 and 9 yards as the Patriots whipped Little Rock Catholic 40-6. Bruce Hey, Blytheville scored one touchdown and threw two scoring passes in a 28-10 victory over Jonesboro. David Reynolds, Springdale, scored the game's only touchdown and intercepted a pass in the final minutes of a 7-5 victory over Fort Smith Southside. Enoch Tims, Little Rock Hall, scored three touchdowns in a 27-lti victory over Fort Smith Northside. Donnie Bobo, Atkins, scored three touchdowns and rushed for 235 yards on 15 carries in a 43-12 victory over Oak Grove. Mike Rogers, Highland, threw three touchdown passes in a 21-0 victory over Walnut Ridge. Johnny Prewitt, Augusta, threw three touchdown passes to Eddie Doby and kicked four extra points in a 28-0 victory over Haber Springs. Aaron Smith, Prairie Grove, scored two touchdowns and passed for another in a 20-0 victory over Decatur. Mark Goings, Helena, threw two touchdown passes and completed a pass for a winning two-point conversion in a 15-14 victory over Harianna. Johny Ferryman, Marion, scored three touchdowns in a 27-0 victory over Gosnell. Keith Ix>ng, Ozark, returned a fumble 45 yards for one touchdown and was awarded another touchdown on what would have been an 85-yard pass interception return in a 206 victory over Clarksville. Three Clarksville players came off the bench to tackle his interception return. In the Monday Night Men's League, Dwight Williams bowled a high game of 199. Burmham-Pharr Hardware posted high team game of 1001. Erna Vee Peters bowling for Gilbert Lumber & Supply posted the high game of 177 in the Gaslite Belles League on Tuesday night. Spears Carpet Mill bowled the high team game of 1006. In the Wednesday Night Couples League, Betty Joe Cornelius bowling for The Good Guys had high game of 174, and Larry McKee bowling for Johnsons had a 198. McKee also had high individual series ol 515. Carolyn Ross bowling for Tom's DX had a high women's series of 473. GASLITE BELLES Spears Carpet Mill Dalrymple & Henry Millwood Inn Gilbert Lumber Sonic Drive-In Tom's DX B&B Construction Lewis-McLarty WEDNESDAY COUPLES Poole Tom's DX Farmer-Morrow Meyers Bakery The Good Guys Stout-Bickerstaff Johnson Carltons Pyramid Plastics Lambert-Koger W 30 26 21 16 15 14 12 10 6 10 15 20 21 22 24 26 NIGHT 16 15 14 13 13 13 11 "2 9 8 8 9 10 11 11 11 12'-2 15 16 16'-: Prognosticator picks Sooners, Buckeyes to win NEW YORK (AP) — "We're going after the Big Ten championship." No, the speaker wasn't Ohio State's Woody Hayes or Michigan's Bo Sdiembechler. That was Michigan State's Denny Stolz sounding a warning to the two Big Ten giants after his Spartans beat Wisconsin last Saturday. "Don't give me any of that Big Two and Little Eight business," Stolz snapped. The Spartans are only 3-1-1 in Big Ten play to 5-0-0 for colea- ders Ohio Slate and Michigan, but they're taking dead aim at Ohio State this weekend at East Lansing. "We're gonna be ready for it," Stolz promised. "We're gonna be there. Then we'll see what our chances are." For those who think the Spartans have two chances — slim and none -- remember that Ohiu State's last regular-season loss was to Michigan State ... in 1972 ... at East Lansing. But, snorts Ohio State's Woody Hayes: "Jinxes don't belong in football. I've broken jinxes wherever I've been." It says here Woody will come home a 31-14 winner Saturday. last week's score was 44 right, 19 wrong and two ties for .698. Two of the three Upset Specials came through — Florida over Auburn and Washington over UCLA. The season count is 372-144-14—.721. Upset Special of the Week ... Georgia 24, Florida 17: ••We can't be stopped now," says Florida fullback Jimmy DuBose. But Georgia has only been held under 24 points once all season and Florida's coming off that emotional win over Auburn. Oklahoma 34, Missouri 7: "Missouri is the best football team we've played since Texas," says OU Coach Barry Switzer. Alabama 28, Louisiana State U: "I think our team is just beginning to get good," says Bear Bryant, coach of the 8-0 Crimson Tide. Michigan 27. Illinois 10: Illinois' Bob Blackmail is president of the .American Football Coaches Association. Oh. well, it's been a bad year for presidents. Texas A&M 24, Southern Methodist 14: Aggies' offense is banged up but their defense is one of the best around. Penn State 29, North Carolina State 24: Lions and Wolfpack put on a scoring circus. Nebraska 28, Iowa State 10: Huskers. think they're as good as Oklahoma, which beat Iowa State 28-10. Auburn 20, Mississippi State 10: Who would you pick when a Tiger meets a Bulldog? Southern California 28, Stanford 16: This pick conies to you courtesy of UCLA Coach D~ick Vermeil. "If I were picking a winner, I would say I think SC will beat them." Texas 34, Baylor 9: Longhorns must keep winning to stay in the Southwest Conference race. So, for that matter, must Baylor. Miami, Ohio 24, Kent State 14: Tangerine Bowl, here come the Redskins. Arizona State 35, Brigham Young 21: Cougars get whacked in the WAC. In the National Football League, the ball is returned to the scrimmage line on field goal attempts that hit the goal posts. Portland has reportedly been guaranteed $50,000 by the Florida team but the money won't be paid until the day after the game when the Blazers are supposed to be purchased by a phantom group of investors whose identities have not been revealed. Storm owner Bob Harris, meanwhile, has been talking about moving his team elsewhere, complaining that Portland's 33,000-seat stadium is too old and too small for his club. The Charlotte Hornets, formerly the New York Stars, aren't having stadium problems but a Baton Rouge, La., man has taken the shirts off their backs. J. Rodney Ryan filed a suit Wednesday claiming the club owes him $26,216 in cleaning bills and got a Caddo Parish, La., judge to issue a writ of attachment on all its uniforms and equipment to pay the tab. Ryan said the team never paid its bills when it moved from New York to Charlotte. Deputies seized the Hornets' uniforms and whatever equipment they could find immediately after Wednesday night's game in Shreveport. List grows for bowls as teams are picked By BOB GREENE AP Sports Writer Ohio State, Oklahoma and Michigan are ranked first, second and fourth, respectively in The Associated Press college football poll this week. Only one will be going to a post-season bowl game this year. Meanwhile, Maryland, Mississippi State, Houston and Oklahoma State have joined the rapidly-growing list of schools who have accepted bids to play in the year-end spectaculars while Pittsburgh is playing a wait-and-see game. Maryland, 14th-rankednation- ally, will play in the Liberty Bowl Dec. 16 at Memphis, Tenn. Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl officials said hometown Houston's opponent Dec. 23 will be either North Carolina State or North Carolina, with Pittsburgh an outside possibility. However, North Carolina State reprtedly is headed for the Peach Bowl, which will be played Dec. 28 in Atlanta. Oklahoma State, ranked 17th has accepted a bid to participate in the Fiesta Bowl at Tempe, Ariz. The Western Athletic Conference champion will oppose Oklahoma State Dec. 28. Arizona State, which has won all three previous postseason contests, Arizona and Brigham Young are still in contention for the WAC title. Sun Bowl officials say they want Pittsburgh if the Panthers beat Temple this Saturday. But Pitt also is reportedly being courted by the Liberty Bowl and the Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl. Dallas kicker finds hectic life in pros DALLAS (AP) — Playing in the National Football League is just about as nerve-jangling as Efren Herrera thought it would be, reminding him a good deal of pressure in family soccer matches back in Mexico. "There were 11 kids in my family—eight brothers and three sisters—and we would divide up four brothers to a team and get with it," Herrera recalls. "It was tough and we did a lot of fighting and laughing together." Herrera and his teammates on the Dallas Cowboys did a lot of laughing together Sunday. The 5-foot-9, 200-pound rookie free agent from UCLA kicked a 20-yard field goal with four seconds left to tumble the St. Louis Cardinals from the ranks of the National Football League's unbeaten 17-14. "I imagine that set off a celebration in Mexico City," Herrera laughed. "They have the Cowboys on television there every Sunday. Of course, I was a little nervous. It meant a lot to the team." The 23-year-old Herrera was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, but attended La Puente High School in Los Angeles where- one of his sisters lived. "I walked 10 miles round trip every day and packed a sandwich every day for three years," Herrera recalled. "But it was worth it because I got several scholarship offers." In his senior year at UCLA, Heirera was the leading kick scorer in the nation. "I remember beating Nebraska once just like I did the Car- dinals," Herrera said. "I know I can play under pressure." Detroit, which drafted Herrera in the seventh round, didn't think so. The Lions cut him and the Cowboys gave Herrera a tryout but no contract. Hen-era then moved on to the Los Angeles area hoping for a shot with the Rams or San Francisco 49ers when Dallas called Oct. 4. "They gave me a two year contract so they showed they have confidence in me," Herrera said. Herrera had kicked only one field goal before beating St. Louis but had distinguished himself by making tackles on kickoffs, something a professional kicker rarely does. "I feel if you go hard on the kickoff teams you won't get hurt and besides I'm the llth man on the coverage team and I also have a job to do," Herrera said. Herrera, who is not an American citizen but has a resident visa, often thinks of those pickup soccer games in Guadalajara. "The big dream in a town like that was to be a big professional star," Herrera said. "It is a lot like Beaumont, Tex., which produces many football players. Guadalajara has a lot of good soccer players. I guess I was about average although I was drafted by the Los Angeles Aztecs of the North American Soccer League." He added "I finally decided I might be a better football kicker." The Cardinals wish he had stayed with soccer. 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 Nov. Day Minor Major P.M. Minor Major i 8 9 10 Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 11:05 11:55 12:20 1:00 5:10 6:05 6:50 7:40 11:30 12:45 1:30 5:45 6:30 7:15 8:05 'Hondo, 4 Ard lea| Celtics to win By The Associated Press John Havlicek's light touch and Jim Ard's heavy muscle combined to knock out the Portland Trail Blazers Wednesday night. Havlicek scored a basketful of points and Ard kept Bill Walton from doing the same as the Boston Celtics took a 128-110 National Basketball Association victory. "Walton just wasn't playing well," said Portland Coach Lenny Wilkens, pointing out why he pulled his prize rookie from the game with seven minutes left. The star of UCLA's powerhouse last year, Walton had less than a powerhouse performance against the irrepressible Ard. He only scored 12 points and had 11 rebounds. Henry Finkel helped Ard bottle up Walton while Havlicek went wild. The veteran star scored 40 points. In the other NBA games, the Cleveland Cavaliers tripped the Washington Capitals 107-99; the Detroit Pistons stopped Kansas City-Omaha Kings 204; the Philadelphia ?l ripped the Chicago Bulls Id and the Buffalo Bra smashed the New Orleans 110-98. j Jo Jo White had 21 points I Paul Westphal wound up 14 for the Celtics. Sidney W^ led Portland with 24 points, i John Johnson had 18. Petrie had 17. Bobby S;nith scored a c high 41 points to lead Clevelj over Washington. LOSE UGLY OR PAY NOTHII Start losing weight today MONEY BACK. MONADEX is a I tablet that will help curb your) sire lor excess food. Eat less-wJ less. Contains no dangerous dr and will not make you nervous.! strenuous exercise. Change yourl . . . start today. 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