The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 26, 1967 · Page 9
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 9

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, September 26, 1967
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BULLD06S BOP CLARION, 12-0 Strong Second Half Gives A.H.S. 2nd Win Algona's Bulldogs, who had several chances to score, came up with touchdowns late in the second and third quarters on the way to a 12-0 Homecoming victory over Clarion in a flag- filled contest before a huge crowd here Friday night. The win was the second without a loss for the locals this year. Next up is a meeting with winless Iowa Falls, a team that lost its conference opener to Humboldt, 14-0, Friday night after dropping its season- opener to Eldora a week earlier. The Bulldogs will take the trip to Cadetland this Friday, with game time set at 7:45 p. m. The Algona-Clarion North Central Conference fray was nip- and-tuck most of the way. Coach Keith Christie's hard-nosed group put the pressure on the Cowboys right away, following a nifty 22-yard punt return by Rich Black to the Clarion 35-yard line. However, the locals were stopped dead after getting to the 31- marking the end of their most serious threat until the final seconds of the first half. RANDY RIEDINGER The tables turned, and it was Clarion in the driver's seat through the late stages of the first period and most of the way during the second. Algona spirit was dimmed somewhat just before the first quarter ended when an 85-yard touchdown pass from Smokey Barr to Mike Betts, witli the latter making the catch going away and scampering untouched into the end zone. An offside penalty nullified the play, however. Clarion drove to Algona's 12 yard line early in the second round and a few moments later, following an exchange of punts, Barr was nearly flipped into the end zone for a safety, but the locals got out of the hole far enough to punt - with the boot being partially blocked. The visitors had the ball on the Algona 35, but on the second play, a completed pass, a fumble was recovered by Randy Riedinger - a play that seemed to light the fuse on the Algona offensive bomb. Starting on their own 25, with less than a minute of play remaining in the half, the Bulldogs needed only three plays and two time outs to get on the Scoreboard. Riedinger crashed for 15 yards on the first play, then Betts zig-zagged his way for 34 to the Clarion 26. The pay-off play was a beautiful pass from Barr to Greg Allen, who made an over-the-shoulder grab on the five and went in for six points with six seconds showing on the clock. Betts tried to add the extra point, but his running attempt was smeared short of paydirt, The Bulldogs played without 10-Algona la.) Upper Des Moines Tuesday, Sept. 26, 1967 SPORTS GREG ALLEN the services of Rich Black during the final half. He sustained a back injury early in the fray and was finally forced from action before the intermission. A golden opportunity presented itself to the locals right after the halftime program when Don Hagen recovered a Clarion fumble on the visitors' 43 yard line. Larry Taylor, Betts and Riedinger smashed to the seven in seven plays, but Clarion stiffened and took over there. Clarion's short punt, which gave the ball to the Bulldogs on the Clarion 33 gave the Christie- men another chance - and they took advantage of it to make it 12-0. Barr went a yard, Betts darted six, then two and Barr added another three before Riedinger sliced through the line and went the final 21 for six points. Tim Black's point after boot went wide. Three more Algona threats followed in the final period, with the locals getting to Clarion's 14, 2 and 23, but the Cowboys held each time. Tim Black set up the best chance when he grabbed a Clarion fumble out of the air at the Clarion 38, juggled it a couple of times, then got to the Clarion three before being dropped. The locals were on the Clarion 23 when the final buzzer sounded. Riedinger, who didn't carry the ball until only four plays remained in the first half, had quite a night. He carried the ball 17 times during the last half and wound up with 117 yards for a 6.5 average. Taylor added 30 in nine tries and Betts picked up 27 in 10 carries. Ron Martin topped the losers as he managed 37 yards in 11 trips. Both teams, especially Algona, were thwarted a number of times by violations that resulted in penalties at vital spots. The Bulldogs wound up with a 213121 bulge in total yardage - and the defense held Clarion to just 36 yards, in the last 24 minutes of action. And to top it all off, Algona had only 18 net yards through the first half, until the 75-yard march to a score. Preceding the contest, Marne Parrott, senior and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dean Parrott, was crowned Homecoming Queen by last year's Queen, Connie Darbyshire. The band also provided an impressive halftime program. Official statistics: First downs Passes Yds. passing Passes int. by KO-Ave. Punts - Ave. Yds. kicks ret. Fumbles lost Yds. penalized Yds. rushing Tot. yds. gained 10 6 4-2 14-6 35 60 1 0 3-36.3 1-40. 6-32.7-32.6 92 73 Webster City blasted Clear Lake, 41-6, and Hampton edged Eagle Grove 20-13, in other loop frays Friday night. Lakota Cops Sectional BB Crown Lakota scored two runs in the top of the 10th inning to defeat Ringsted 4-2 and winning the Sectional Baseball title Wednesday afternoon. Lakota scored its winning runs when Bruce Hertzke lead off the 10th with a single off Don Johnson . who had relieved Dave Johnson to start the inning. MarkDorenbush followed with a single, but was out at second on a fielder's choice, Hertzke moving to third. Terry Krominga, Lakota's starting pitcher, who was safe on the fielder's choice, stole second and Hertzke and Krominga both scored on a single by Doug Karels. Lakota scored an unearned run in the third inning to take a 1-0 lead. Ringsted gained the lead in the fourth inning with a lead-off double by Jim Hansen, an error and another double by Monte Bonnicksen. Lakota tied the score in the fifth inning and the two teams matched outs until the 10th. Krominga was the winning pitcher, striking out ten and walking two. Don Johnson was charged with the loss, pitching in relief of Dave Johnson. Dave fanned three and walked two. Don had one strike out. Dorenbush Krominga Karels Larson Hoeppner Maumann Ellsworth Leonard RINGSTED Don Johnson Naig Hanson Hansen Glassnap Bonnicksen Cummins Jensen Brock Dave Johnson 5 3 5 5 4 1 4 4 41 AB 5 4 5 5 4 5 3 1 3 4 39 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 R 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 3 0 1 0 0 2 10 H 1 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 1 7 Sentral Wins 19-6 To Keep Unblemished Sentral High School's football team registered a 19-6 victory over a strong Lincoln-Central of Gruver team at Sentral Field Friday night. The victory was the second straight for Coach Bert Hanson's club this season. The Satellites travel to Titonka this Friday night for their second State Line Conference game of the young season. Sentral got on the Scoreboard first in the first quarter, with Owen Kerber going 17 yards to aTD. The score remained 6-0 at halftime, but Jim Geitzenauer smashed a yard for a score in the third period to run the count to 12-0. Both clubs scored in the final stanza, with Jerry Nerem getting Sentral's TD on a 47-yard pass interception and Greg Thiel scoring on a one-yard plunge for the losers against the Sentral reserves late in the game. Geitzenauer placekicked Sentral's lone extra point. Nerem topped the Sentral running game with 85 yards, while Kerber added 79 to the total. The winners ran for 215 yards and passed for 103 and held a 12-5 bulge in first downs. ANGLER' Miss Myrtle Merritt, Norway, caught seven walleyes in three days which weighed a total of 3 3 pounds. Two each of her catch weighed 5-3/4 Ibs. Miss Merritt had been fishing at Lake McBride. 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