Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on October 5, 1967 · Page 5
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 5

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 5, 1967
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O'Gorman tramples Garrigan Saturday, 31-0 Mlere JIRRY PLATHI "Good defensive gante" half and when it did get the football, had to start moving from its own 10, 20, 6 and 21- yard lines. Midfield would have looked like the promised land to the bewildered Bears. THINGS SHOULD be somewhat easier this Saturday night when Garrigan hosts St. Edmund's in the annual Homecoming game here. The Gaels are 2-1 for the season but won't have nearly the horses that the Sioux Falls crew' brought here; Still, they'll be in a fighting mood, particularly if they are reminded of the 46-6 shellacking they absorbed on their home ground a year ago by the Garrigan club. Game time is 7:30 p.m. Coach Cooper was somewhat philosophical about the game. "We got beet by a better ballclub, there was no doubt about it." He felt Saturday for Homecoming O'Gorman high, school of Sioux Falls, S. D., came to town with some speedy backs and a rugged line Saturday night. They left with a 31-0 victory over an outmanned Garrigan high school team. If there was any doubt that the invader* were the toughest fee Garrigan will meet this fall, as predicted by Coach Beanie Cooper, they were quickly dispelled a* the visitor* outdown- ed Garrigan 17-5, outgained them 379-37 and completely dominated ptay a* no other team ha* done on the Bear field since the school opened. Statistics, although sometimes deceiving, bear out these statements. The Bears gained only 22 yards on the ground and 15 in the air. Quarterback Tom Black completed only two of a dozen passes. Garrigan was never in Sioux Falls territory all night. Only twice did the Bears venture farther than their own 40-yard line. THESE STATISTICS are mentioned not so much to show the Garrigan weakness but the strength of the foe they faced. It really never was a ballgame in any sense of the word but despite taking terrific physical punishment, the Coopermen never relaxed but played tough football most of the way against superior personnel. They made a couple of first downs in the early moments of the first quarter and then never got another 10-yard advance until the dying minutes of the game except for a 15^ yard penalty assessed against the visitors in the third quarter. ' THE ROUT would have been worse except for the alertness of Dave McCarthy, who stopped two O'Gorman drives singlehandedly with recovery of a fumble and an,in- ; terception of a pass. ',.'. -> McCarthy pounced on the Sioux Falls fumble midway in the first period on the Garrigan 32 to blunt one drive. And , another promising O'Gorman drive was killed when McCarthy speared a wayward pass on -the Bear 18. This was just a temporary setback though because Mike Pritchard intercepted a Black pass on the Garrigan 23 moments later and this time the invaders went in for keeps. It took a third down pass to the Garrigan one and then a fourth down quarterback sneak by Dean Thill to do it with 40 seconds gone in the second period. A fake kick failed for the point. The next time they had the ball, O'Gorman marched 62 yards in ten running plays with Duane Nelson scooting over from the two-yard line with five minutes left on the clock in the first half. O'GORMAN took the second half kickoff in with four first downs and 14 running plays doing the trick and again it was quarterback Thill going over from the three- yard line with 6:10 gone in the third period. Pritchard tallied with 8:18 left in the game to climax a 5-yard march as he raced into pay dirt from the Garrigan 13-yard line. The final counter came with 5:37 left as end Steve Willis speared a pass down by his shoetops in a brilliant reception and went over on a 23- yard scoring play. So it ended although Garrigan stopped v still another touchdown bid with seconds left when Kevin O'Brien recovered a fumble on the Garrigan three-yard line. Jack Muller, Garrigan's ... leading ground gainer in two J°° * or , Algona on offense «„„..:— ...i-— . .. .« and defense at quarterback. Humboldt next Algona hurdle DAVE MCCARTHY "Stops two drives" t,HimiHtmtllllMlltMlltMMM»MIMII,llfiinfHHmtttniMHimNtttllltHltll1IMHIMIMHMIMIimt1MMmntNMHMHHH Eighth (radon looo Tnoiday The Algona high school 8th graders lost to Eagle Grove 19-13 after leading 13-0 at the half here Tuesday night. The team, coached by Jerry Payne, tied its first game and plays Humboldt there next Tuesday and at Emmetsburg the following Tuesday. Scott Buchanan scored the first Algona touchdown on a two-yard run and Craig Lem- ikee intercepted a pass and returned it 10 yards for a touchdown for the-second local marker. Eugene Hunt ran the extra point. Algona played well in the first half but in the second half, Eagle Grove scored three times, twice on reverse plays and won the game in the final two minutes. • ••• mw •#•« y ww> ww VBB ^ v • j «•» couldn't match the manpower or talent of the visitors. STATISTICS Garrigan First downs 5 Yards gained 37 by rushing 22 "by passing 15 Passes attempted 12 Passes complete 2 Passes Inter, by 1 Fumbles lost 0 Penalties 3-36 Siauv VIWW A Falls 17 379 289 90 i>8 5 1 2 6-50 ^^^^4 STATE LINE CONFERENCE W L Sentral 2 0 Thompson 2 0 Swea City 1 0 Armstrong 1 0 Lincoln-C ....._ 0 2 Titonka 0 2 Woden-CL ,_._._ 0 2 Games this Friday Titonka (open) Swea City at Thompson Armstrong at Sentral Lincoln-C at Woden-CL There were lots of upsets in last week's Advance Football Contest but the jam-up for the top three.places was heavy despite the many reversals of football form. First place was won by Dwight Gilbride, Algona, who was one of nu<ny to miss five games but his total-point guess of 51 hit UCLA's production right on the mark. So he won $7.50 for his efforts. Second place went to Mrs. Wes Bartlett, Algona, who missed five gam.es and came within one point — 50 — of the total points. She wins $5 and third place ended in a tie between Ronnie Besch of Whittemore and Mike Rahm of rural Algona. Both missed five games and were three points away — 48 and 54 — of the total points. So they'll receive $1.25 each. Others to miss five games were Jerry Payne, Al Slobe and John Fraser, all of Algona; M. C. Pearson, Clarence; and Dean Willrett, Mankato, Minn; On the honor roll with six misses were Larry Bierstedt, Fenton; Tom Hudspeth, Cedar Falls; Robert Lovstad, Burt; and Algonans Jane Fraser, Mrs. Charles Hoffmann, Dick Thoreson, Brett Bartlett, Gladys Shumway, Darrell Johnson and B, R. McAllister; and Pave Everds. Allison. Tied on the Mourner's Bench with 14 misses each were Al Gramow and Mary Hamilton, both of Algona. Christie praises desire of Bulldog club "I guess it must be the attitude that carries this club through," said Coach Keith Christie about his Algona high school Bulldogs, who have now won three straight games and along with Webster City, are the only unbeaten clubs in the North Central Conference., "It was this team's desire that made them as good as they are and it's the continued desire that keeps winning games for them," Christie added. Their biggest test of the season will be coming up Friday night at Humboldt when they take on the Wildcats at 7:45 p.m. Humboldt was one of the pre-season picks'as the top conference club and as defending champions, have the most to lose by a defeat. This will be the toughest team Algona high school has faced by far. Humboldt played well against Webster City although beaten 27-0, gave ground grudgingly and it took three long touchdown scores for the Lynx to get their victory margin. BULLDOG SCOUTS were high in praise of Geoff Michaelson, the 220-pound Humboldt linebacker who is probably the best all-around football player Algona will face this season. He's a linebacker on defense and a tackle on offense. Scouts also reported Humboldt had two good runners, Oberman and Nissen. The latter is extremely fast. Bulldog coaches call this Humboldt game a "pivotal" ., game — one which will decide just how far the Bulldogs will go in the conference race. A win will give them a shot at the title or at least second place but a 40. IDS., and svas 42 inches long; the other weighed 38 Ibs. and was 38 inches long. Algoiia Jiirfor Virtilf ricu twin Rlmo. 144 the Algona high school Junior Varsity remained unbeaten as they defeated a stubborn Twin Rivers club 146 Monday night at Bode. The locals meet Humboldt here next Monday night at 7 p.m. p.m. for their first home game. Steve Fitzpatrick rambled seven yards for the first Al*;>na touchdown midway in the first period and Duane Hunt ran*the point for a 7-0 lead. But Twin Rivers scored with 11 seconds left in the half on a five-yard run but the point failed. Algona iced the gam* Iftef recovering 8 fuftble torn! Steve Wlllfett wfcnt 41 yiftl on the next play fof the winning marker, He also fan the point. ,, , , Algona now has woft twd games and tied a thifd. Th* locals got good line play ftoM Robbie Claude, Steve Mtieitef and Dave Simpson. Jubilee Rt. Rev. Msgr. Luigi 0, Ligutti returned to Assumption. Church, Granger, to commetti- orate his fiftieth anniversary of his ordination. M»gt. U- gutti has traveled to all parts of the world since 1941 from his present headquarters in Rome as Intl. Director of National Catholic Rural Life Con* ference. TIM BLACK "3 interceptions in 3 games" loss could relegate them to the middle of the pack. Christie was not happy with his team's defense the first half at Iowa Falls but after some adjustments at the intermission, Algona held Iowa Falls to one first down and 39 total yards in the final 24 minutes. "Our kids did a good job adjusting after the half," he reported. "They sprang some different stuff on us to start out with." ALGONA'S 33-point first half was a prolific one. They got great passing from Roger Barr, great running from Larry Taylor, Mike Belts and Randy Riedinger, and some fine blocking .from Jim Utt and Tom Jones. "Don't forget to mention Tim Black," Christie added. "Do you know he has intercepted a pass in each of our first three games?" He has, and also returned one for a touchdown and the other two to the three and four-yard lines. , Christie; was also pleased the way Betts came through in filling; in for the injured Rich Black. The latter suited up, kicked once but played in only one play. He'll get the word from his Mason City doctor this Wednesday just what he'll be able to do thfe rest of the season. Squash George Hall of La Porte 'City grew two prize banana squash this year; one weighed DIAMOND'S BAND FESTIVAL SPECIALS SWM City rifts Bulldog fmhmM The Algona high school freshmen closed their season as they bowed to the. Swea City reserves, 26-7 Tuesday evening. The freshmen won one game and lost two. Algona's touchdown was scored by Steve Fitzpatrick on a short run in the second quarter and he also picked up the extra point. Swea City led 12-7 at the half and then scored twice in the final half, both times on runbacks of kicks. Steve Armstrong did a fine „.. &P»*Wk ran and well for the Mike Putney previous outings, was held to just 25 yards in 14 tries or less than two yards per carry. He t . - . , can fall farther than that but was the de ^ ens » ve standout. O'Gorman shot linebackers time and again and Muller T^^. u _L~~l sometimes was lucky to get irOliy MOOl back to the line of scrimmage Three times he didn't and his longest gains were a pair of six-yarders. Y ne will hoi da Trophy Shoot Sunday beginning at 1 p.m. at the Izaak Walton grounds. Ladies and men are both invited to compete- It was also announced by the League that the State has put 1,000 perch _ T m the new lake north of Alfield position the entire last £ on *- Jphn Merti'f kicking wa« outstanding but tome good fotf Wtra pirtially nulli- Algona (lowe) Advance—5 THURSDAY, OCT. 5, 1967 Garrigan Froth dip Calls, 19-0 The Garrigan high school freshmen opened their five- game season with a 19-0 victory here over St. Edmond's Tuesday afternoon. The Bear yearlings, coached by Pick Walsh, will face Emmetsburg here next Tuesday. John Zatloukal scored two of the Bear touchdowns on runs of four and 27 yards. Brian Murphy notched the other when he picked off a blocked pass and raced 35 yards for the score. Coach Walsh cited Mike Salz and Dale Fandel for fine line play. lieiwhtiti to m for oily offiooi Nomination petitions for the office of Algona mayor and three council members have been taken out by the incumbents, Mayor William Finn, James Andreasen, Dr, Kevin C. Nash, and Sheridan Cook. No petitions have been filed as yet with city clerk Dave Smith. SLEEVE SHIRTS Remember IFB Treilmaker Sihertown Deepest-biting edge* of all major brands. Wide), husky modern tread that givas tow-truck traction on snow or ica. Vat rolls smooth and quiat on claarad streets and highways. And new customized 4-ply nylon cord construction keeps BFG Trailmakers rolling for more miles through more hard winters. 4-plv Nylon tubeless blackwall. 6-.OO-13. plus $1.59excise tax and tire from your car. 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