The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 3, 1967 · Page 9
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 9

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, October 3, 1967
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Bulldogs Roar To Third Straight Victory 40-7 Long Runs In Win 10-Algena la.) Upper Des Moines ahead. Tuesdoy, Oct. 3, 1967 County Winner Bulldog At Iowa Falls Algeria's amazing Bulldogs continued to make area fans gasp when they turned in a very workmanlike (and easy) 40-7 North Central Conference victory at Iowa Falls Friday night before a crowd which saw Algonans out-number home fans. Coach Keith Christie's eager outfit counted three times in the first period, including a pair on real thrillers, and had little trouble winning its third straight contest without a loss this season. So, heading into game number four at Humboldt this Friday, another loop fray, the Bulldogs have one more win than during the entire 1966 season. While the offensive show by the locals was great the first half, the defense suffered a little. Christie's oral tips during the intermission must have helped, because the defense went to work and dropped a net over everything the losers tried, limiting the Cadets to only 25 yards in the final 24 minutes. Explosive pretty well describes Algona's first half offense. The Bulldogs received the opening kickoff, and after a beautiful 43-yard run by Larry Taylor, which carried all the way to the Iowa Falls 12, was called back, recovered and marched 68 yards recovered and marched 68 yards for a TD. Mike Betts, Taylor and Randy Riedinger were joined by Tim Black in taking turns carrying the mail - and Riedinger, who was later to count two more times, got the TD on an eight- yard slant. Tim Black's point after boot fizzled. Algona kicked off and held for downs. A 37-yard Iowa Falls punt was fielded by Betts on the Algona 28 and the slim youngster veered right, was freed by a group of about 10 blockers and went all the way — 72 yards into the end zone. Black's kick was perfect, making it 13-0. About a minute and a half remained in the first half- and the locals were on their own 17 where it was first and 10. Smokey Barr faded right, spotted Greg Allen, who fielded the tie-breaker a week earlier against Clarion, and hit him in the hands with a perfect toss, which the latter whisked into the end zone, outrunning the Iowa Falls secondary over the final 70 yards or so. Black's boot was again perfect, so it was 20-0. The Cadets accepted the next kickoff and promptly drove 58 yards for their only TD of the night, with the pay-off coming on an 8-yard pass from Gale Craig to Greg Brass. Wade Nelson kicked the point after running the count to 20-7 and convincing fans that would be all the scoring in the first half. How wrong the fans were. Algona couldn't be cooled. The Bulldogs needed only five plays to march 74 yards to tack another TD on the board, with ' Riedinger going in from the two. A 32-yard blast by Randy and a neat 33-yard pitch from Barr to Betts set it up. Black's kick again split the uprights and it BARR BETTS JONES was 27-7. Iowa Falls got a chance to run only three plays after the ensuing kickoff - and the third one was a dilly. Black rushed the passer, tipped the ball just as it was launched and for the third straight game came up with a spectacular grab and run. He was caught from behind, but not until he had gone from the 43 to the Iowa Falls four. Two smashes by Riedinger, the last from the three, got six points. The point after went astray, so it was 33-7. Iowa Falls tried to score before halftime, but an interception by Tim Clark in the Algona end zone cut the string. The final half, despite the fact Algona gained lots of yardage, was slogged out for the most part between the thirties. The Cadets grabbed three of Barr's passes to cut drives short, but near the end of the final stanza, the Bulldogs wouldn't be denied and went in for touchdown number six. And, it was another beauty. The Bulldogs marched from their own 34 to the Iowa Falls four, with a 10-yard pass from Barr to Allen and a 27-yard dandy from Barr to Betts responsible for a lot of the yardage. Then a 15-yard* penalty shoved the locals back to the 18, so Barr and Betts got together again and the latter took it for the TD all alone. Black added the extra point with his fourth placekick of the night. Everyone in the Algona lineup had great moments in this one. Betts played his greatest game, Barr had his best night throwing, despite the three interceptions, Riedinger and Taylor ran well and the defense, led by Tom Jones, Mike Dreyer, Jim Utt, Don Hagen and Tim Black was efficient, especially during the last half. Riedinger ran for 94 yards, Betts added 76 and Taylor 33 and Barr hit half of 10 passes for 171 yards, with Betts snaring three for 78 yards and Allen two for 93. Best bet for the losers was Nelson who gained 37 yards as Algona posted what must have been its most lop-sided win over Iowa Falls in history. If not, it certainly was near the top. Statistics: IF 9 15-4 32 3 34 2-30.5 6-36. 99 1 20 104 136 Humboldt, next up for the Bulldogs, dropped a 27-0 decision to Webster City; Clarion edged Hampton, 18-14; and Eagle Grove got past Clear Lake in other loop First downs Passes Yds. passing Passes int. by Yds. int. ret. KO-Ave. Punts - Ave. Yds. kicks ret. Fumbles lost Yds. penalized Yds. rushing Tot. yds. gained A 14 10-5 171 2 390 6-37.8 1-34. 107 0 61 211 382 frays Friday night. STANDINGS W L ALGONA 2 0 Webster City 2 0 Clarion 1 l Eagle Grove 1 1 Hampton 1 1 Humboldt 1 1 Clear Lake 0 2 Iowa Falls 0 2 Armstrong Is 28-0 Winner Friday Night A stiff defense gained the Armstrong Tigers a 28-0 victory over Woden-Crystal Lake in State Line football action Friday night. The win for the Tigers was their first in conference play. Ken Breuer opened the scoring for the Tigers when lie scored on a 10-yard run in the first quarter. Duane Von Bank ran the extra point. Richard Anderson scored in the second quarter on a 35- yard run after he had intercepted a Woden-Crystal Lake pass. Dan Laffey ran the extra point for Armstrong's 14-0 lead at the end of the first half. Anderson scored again in the third quarter on a 15-yard run with Von Bank adding the extra point in a run. Dave Smith scored in the final quarter on a 50-yard run-back with an intercepted pass. Laffey ran the extra point. Hunters Urged To Be Certain Of Condition With the opening of hunting season, A. J. Herlitzka, Mason City, president of the Iowa Heart Association, stated, "Needless to say, the game has been getting into condition since the beginning of summer, but far too few hunters are getting into condition for what in many cases will be the sudden and abnormal physical exertions required by the hunt." "Getting into condition for these more strenuous physical demands is imi>erative," he continued, "if the hunter himself does not want to become one of the seasonal statistics that report more hunters dying of heart attacks than of gunshot accidents." The hunter who has had no physical checkup in several years or has followed no regular routine of exercise frequently is in danger. The Iowa Heart Association cautions hunters throughout the state who are recovered heart patients to consult with their physicians before planning a hunting trip. Let the doctor know exactly where and under what conditions you will l>e hunting. Any hunter who becomes winded should never hesitate to call time out. Hunting is a rugged sport, and hunters are urged to rest if they become winded, even if the others should go on Patty Lewis, Lakota, a high school junior, represented Kossuth county Sept. 23, in the district competition of the "Young America Speaks" contest at Storm Lake. Earlier in the month, Miss Lewis had won the right to represent Kossuth in .the eight-county district meet with her original speech on "A Citizen's Role in Government." As county winner, she was awarded $15 by the Republican Women's organization. The statewide contest is being sponsored by the Iowa Council of Republican Women. Concert Set The Minn. All-State Orchestra will present a concert at Fail 1 *- mont Junior High auditorium Friday, Oct. 13, at 8 p.m. The orchestra is composed of outstanding students from all parts of Minnesota. FOR PLUMBING HEATING COOLING INSTALLATION - REPAIR OR REMODELNG WE'RE AT YOUR SERVICE Phone 295-2104 LAING Plumbing-Healing-Cooling 12 No. Dodge, Algona NOTICE TO ALL WATER CONSUMERS WE WILL BE FLUSHING HYDRANTS Not all, but in some neighborhoods, this work may result in water taking a cloudy or riled appearance for a short time. The flushing crews will take every precaution to eliminate as much of this as possible, but in order to clear the mains of accumulated rust and to make sure that all fire hydrants are in the best possible condition, a certain amount of disturbance is unavoidable. The purity and safety of the water will not be affected. It will contain nothing harmful, so if it happens in your neighborhood do not be alarmed. After the job is finished your water will soon return to i& usual sparkle and clearness, Flushing will be done Tuesday, Wednesday/ Thursday and Friday, October 3, 4, 5 and 6. T. James Palmer, Superintendent Algona Municipal Utilities

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