The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 2, 1944 · Page 6
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BLYTHEVILLE'(ARK.) COURIER NEWS Chicks Hold Over Jonesboro In 20 Years J ' Wh*n the Blytjieulle Ohlckasaws >iin<i Johesboro Hurricane collide in ' t their annual football /end tomorrow night &\ Haicy Field It will mark the 22nd time they hnvc locked horns since 1924. However, representatives of the two outstanding Northeast Arkansas schools actually have been at their respective throats longer thim that. The . first official football game was plajed back In 1913 when the local Institution Jnunched out on the grldiroii sport, but accurate records.have been kept only since 1924 In these last 20 years of piny the. Chicks hold a slim edge. They have rolled back Jonesboro 10 times and two have ended in deadlocks. Jonesboro has finished on the lout- end of the horn nine tunes. < Series In Cycles Oddly, enough, the series has gone in cycles with one team being superior, then the other, with the balance hand swinging back anrt forth. Blylheville won that game back; in 1924, 13-7, only to have Jonesboro lake seven out of the next''nine, with two ties, both by identical scores, Q-0. lint with .the ad\ent of Coach Carney Lnsllo aiid the local "New Deal" in 1934, the pendulum swept back to the Uly• tfievllle side and remained there until' 1940 wlien the Hurricane under Coach Clarence Gels tripped the tribe in that ncver-lo-bc forgotten 13-6 classic that prevented a perfect season for the Maroon , and While forces under nig Joe Dlldy, «ho succeeded Laslle with .the 1937 season and carried on the local supremacy. • The Chicks came back the following season on the Individual brilliance of Mayfield (Sonny) Uoyd and J.:T. Victory,22-0.Coach Arvil Green came on the scene as big chief In 1942 and his charges thumped the visitors 25-8, only to ' have that advantage wiped out in '43 with a pair of Jonesboro wins, 26-0,' and 13-G, Coach Pete Craig's first year at the helm of the Golden Gang. Thriller la Expected Another thrilling chapter is expected to be added with the struggle tomorrow night. :ihe two teams .appear to be fairly even in size, though the visitors will have an advantage In experience. Comparative dope gives a slight lean to the Crai[jnend county iads. Jonesboro dropped a 39-0 verdict to „ Little Rock in their own back yard, :while the Chicks were on the bruising end of a 48-0 defeat by Messers. ' John Hoffman and Co., a couple of weeks later. like the tribe, Jonesboro has had 1 Its troubles this year. JThey opened 1 the campaign by falling before the Clarks'dale, Miss., eleven 45-0, thci 1 were beaten by Little Rock. But 1 they got back in stride with n 130 defeat of Marked Tree, other blistering pace as last week. Breaks l.idlc Finter Bilj Clark, Jonesboro center, suffered a broken little finger In drills Monday that may keep him but of he battle. Herald Kaffka, great llt- Ic guard, Is also said to be Itmp- Ing pretty badly from a sprained ankle re'ccivcd in the game at Forrest City. But these youngsters have a way of shaking off these ailments and it is quite lively all will be in there battling from the very start. The ticket campaign to'fill the stands for this all-important game, No. 1 on the calendars of both tennis, Is said to be progressing "very acceptably," according to C. G. Redman, President of the Chickasaw Athletic Club which Is in charge of the advance sales. President Redman expects to have the largest crowd of the season, on hand. fcrcncc between the two teams, Douglas not only spearheaded the , iiv _• ..THURSDAY, NOVKMBRR 2, 19-M cd for n 13-0 Papoose advantage, f Several clrivc.s checked by pen- Kctser roared tack to tic the allies, a large part of their 105- Kclscr attack, but was a thorn lii'tcore, then add another just before lolal fur the evening as against the side of the Papooses on dc- the half ended. Fine miming by SO for the Jackets, the Papooses fciisc. He scored the first two Douglas and liollck, aided by sofne filially generated a promising surge touchdowns by rushing, passed for pjijxxj.sc penalties covered Gl yards midway of the fourth, quarter. Jack Ihe third, then stopped the prom- with Douglas scoring via a 5-yard Elliott 'stalled it with a pass in- Isliig Junior drive deep down ]„••»-•• Kelscr territory. When the locals had the ball he moved into the center of the line and played havoc. He was especially 'adept at bringing the Pap ball carriers down from behind. Bunn Bollck, right halfback, and W. T. Crews, quarterback, all speedsters and members of the crack Keixer six-man team, also were outstanding, Dickie Greemvcll and Billy Wpync McParland let! the Papoose 'ball carriers with 82 and 43 net yards, respectively, and were the main cogs In tho offense that rolled up tilne first downs to seven for Kelser. Dickie scored Ihe first Dly- theville touchdown on a neat 23- yard, sprint nrotmd end, while McFarland was on the receiving of n 27-yard pass from Jack Elliott, who turned in a fine game. John Results of the Jonesboro-Blythe-, Hoover and Billy Bracy were vllle contests for the past 21 years t superb In the line. Both teams opened up with their heavy scoring runs early. The visitors •were the first to break into paydlrt. They received Mose Simons' klckoff and inarched over are as follows: Year Jonesboro 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 ... ,,. 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 193fi 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 . 1942 1943 1943 7 25 6 38 6 0 14 1C 32 27 7 9 0 0 1 0 13 0 6 28 13 Blylheville 13 0 6 6 6 25 7 7 0 7 ' 20 32 13 40 45 3V, -4 22 25 0 G — O Keiser Defeats Juniors, 25-13 Passes and Laterals Rip Papoose Defense; Douglas Is Star The- rnzzle dazzle brand of offense, especially popular in peewee football, paid off with n pair 'ol touchdowns to help the Kelser High School Ycllowjnckets defea 1 UIG BlythevlllE Junior High Schoo Papooses, 25-13, here last night in it free scoring gridiron battle. Held on even terms for most o; the first half by the smaller, scrap' ping Juniors, the visiting Jackets struck twice through the air, f ol lowed by laterals for long touch- clown runs that broke a 13-13 tlo *,v ...n,,!!" i am ' nullified some yeoman dcfen- champions of the potent Northeast I sl ™ workp Arkansas Conference nnd have been I, " wns ft ding-dong, nip and going ever since. Victories over tuck Ecra l ) between a good big, Malvern, 31-7, Newport, 13-0, and experienced tenm nnd a smaller, Forrest City, 19-7, followed in sue- less experienced band of young- cession without loss. "' cls wU.li the inevitable result. Kelser hud the weight and skill the Papoose goal line without losing the ball, Douglas scoring. Ills pass 1 Intended for O. Crews was In- ompleto and Kelscr led, 0-0. The advantage was short lived. 'a£k Elliott hauled in the next \lckoff on his 30 and raced to the H before being downed. McFnrland cracked center for 13. He added even on another plunge but Bly- lievllle was offsides. He gained It >ack on the next play. Greemvell fclrtcd end for seven and Jack Elliott ripped the line for 11 and •uiothcr first down. McFarland added four each on two tries then osl four on the third. But Qreen- well raced around right end for 23 yards' and n touchdown. Simons' placement hit the goal post and bounded back Into the playing "lold tying the score at'8-G. 1'ass Hits llullseyo Blythevllle held Reiser's next assault and took over on the 36, and scored in double-quick time. They mined 15 yards on n penalty. Jack Elliott passed to McFarland for the touchdown,.Simon convcrt- dash. Bollck converted on on end run to again throw the game Into deadlock. Blytheville made another desperate scoring effort upon receipt of the ball but surrendered on. down on the 27 as four successive passes failed to click after Orcenwell had picked up a first down by rushing. 'nicy got another break moments later when Orcenwell recovered a fumble on the Kelscr 34. But Died- aerial atlack bogged down. On the first play after taking over Bollck caught Douglas' short pass, ran 30 yards nnd then Jateralcd to Crews who dashed the remaining 20 yards. Bollck'attempted to plunge for thu extra point but was held. The half found the Papooses vainly trying to make up for lost time with passes, as- Kelser was out in front 10-13, Jackets Score Again KcLser almost duplicated the third touchdown play to complete the scoring midway of the third quarter. Bolick this time took a Ir.tcral from C. Crews nnd dashed 70 yards through a broken field to score. Douglas' chunk to Bolick for (he extra was no good. New Theatre Manila's Finest Shows Nightly 8:01) P. M. Matinees Saturday & Sunday Bust Washed Air Cooling System CHICKASAW West Main New 21»t Si. 8»t itarts 12:4S; Bon. start* lit Night ghowi 5:45 Except Monday, open* «:« Continuous shows gat. and Son. Last Time Today Double Feature 'IT'S A GREAT LIFE' with Rlomlic & the llumslcads and "REDHEAD FROM MANHATTAN" with Lupe Vclcz Friday and Saturday Double Feature "DEATH VALLEY OUTLAWS" Start Inauspiciously find packed enough punch to win, The Marooncrs started most In- plough they had a very narrow .auspiciously with an unexpected 190 defeat by Oaruthersville, Mo. Pnr- kin, one of the stronger teams in the NBA loop, eked out a 14-7 decision Little Rock and Pine Bluff poured it on the tribe, 48-0 and 580. But the.losing streak slopped right there. Despite the loss of two regulars the Chicks did an about, face against Batesville to win, 6-0, and came through beautifully to smother Collierville (Tenn), 190, last week. Injuries in rival camps have thrown, question marks into the game picture.-Conch Green is vitally concerned over the nimble legs of his chief race, Stan Hood. The budding young star who sparked both victories with fine work has.,been:bothered all week with his .underpins and hasn't been able to do \ery much running in practice sessions. But he may come around all right during the next two dajs and he ready to set an- cscape and easily could have finished on the short end of the score. Coach "Pop" Modcy's courageous charges were victims of some distressing breaks. Trailing by 12 points midway of the final period Jack Elliott faded..back and hurled a perfect pass to Billy Wayne McFarland on the 10-yard line aiu the speedy fullback scamperec over for an apparent score that would have put the Juniors back in the ball game. But then- cheers and glee were turned Into sorrow when a mate was judged holding The tuchdown was nullified and a 15-yard penalty inflicted. Just sec ends later Elliott threw to peliU Don Huey in the end zone but Don failed to hold onto the nugget which would have meant anothe "MURDER IN THE BIG HOUSE" with Faye Emerson SERIAL: Open 7:00 Show Starts 7:15 Paramount News autl Comcily fi-ccutlon on the Blythevllle 44. elser drew a 5-yard penalty when substitute failed to report. Si- cms; passed 18 ya.ras (n J. Elliott ,wn In the middle. But the next ur didn't connect. Kelser couldn't gain and pnnlcd idly on Ihe Jacket 28. Blytheville cw a penalty. Two line plays etlcd only seven. J. Elliott tossed McFarland for the touchdown lilch was called back. But they ot a break a play later when nrvey Eaton recovered Crews' umble of Jack Elltott's punt on Ihe Kclscr 29. Three passes were Incomplete, one to Hucy. in the end none, but Elliott lilt Don with a 16-yarder to the 13. Two cracks at the line brought only a scant five and two passes missed fire. The last Blytheville chance to score faded with that final toss. Lineups and Summary: Ulythevllle Pos. Keisw Huey Hoover IJracey LE LT LG Green J. Johnson Brinkley C nowell no If. L. Johnson Traylor Stlnson . Eaton J. Elliott ' Orcenwell (c) Simon McFarland Substitutes: Blylheville—Mend, S. B. Elliott, Coleman, Bunch, Davis. Scoring touchdowns: Blythcvlllc— Grcenwell (rushing), McFarland (pass from J. Ellioll). Kelser— RT BE QB LH RH FB Cox C. Crews, W. T. Crews McGtnnls B. Bolick Douglas Douglas two (rushing), Crews' (lateral from Bolick), Bollck (lateral from Crews.) Extra points: Blytheville—Simori 0>lnce kick). Kelscr—Bollck (rush- • Ing). First downs: Blytheville 9, Kelser 7. Pasies: Blytheville completed 4 cut of 20 for TO yards. Keiser completed 6 out of 10 for 125 yards and had one Intercepted. Penalties: Blytheville 12 for 105 yards. Kelser 10 for 80 yards. Last Time Today 'ADDRESS UNKNOWN' will. 1'aul Lukas Fox News & Short Friday 'SWING YOUR PARTNER" with Lulauclle and Scotty Serial & Short THEATRE Manila, Ark. 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