The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 10, 1967 · Page 11
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 11

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, October 10, 1967
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Bulldog Surge Wins Fourth, 13-12 Tim Black's Kick Decides The Issue Overcoming a pair of lengthy first quarter scoring jaunts by Mike Oberman Algeria's unbeaten Bulldogs rallied to snare a thrilling 13-12 victory in a North Central Conference game at Humboldt Friday night. A portion of the contest was played in spitting rain - but a large crowd remained until the end, expecting that anything might happen. Next up for the Bulldogs is the real toughie—Webster City. The Lynx will come to town Friday night for a 7:45 contest bringing with them a 4-0 record which is identical with Algona's. Both clubs are also 3-0 in the league and they are sharing the top rung at present. Webster City has a very strong ground game and can pass when necessary, and must be rated favorites on the basis of comparative scores against common opponents this year. The teams were all even against Iowa Falls, Webster City downing the Cadets 33-0 Friday night, a week after Algona posted a 40-7 win, but against Humboldt, Webster City won 27-0 and Algona by one point. The top effort so far could give a win to Coach Keith Christie's hustlers. Clarion dumped Eagle Grove, 20-0, and Hampton got past Clear Lake, 14-6, in other loop games Friday. STANDINGS W L ALGONA 3 0 Webster City 3 0 Clarion 2 1 Hampton 2 1 Eagle Grove 1 2 Humboldt 1 2 Clear Lake 0 3 Iowa Falls 0 3 Algona-Humboldt athletic contests have a habit of being thrillers — and Friday's had no trouble fitting right into the normal pattern. Humboldt had the locals in hot water from the second play of the game and managed to keep the pressure on all way, despite the fact it could manage only two first downs all night- AND NEITHER FIGURED IN THE SCORING! The Wildcats sent Oberman slanting through the line on the second play and he scampered 63 yards to paydirt as Algona fans groaned and Humboldt fans screamed. When ever-reliable Geoff Michelson's left-footed point after attempt veered wide of the goal posts, the clock showed only 38 seconds of play gone. Algona received the ensuing kickoff and was right back in the pot again when the Wildcats covered a fumble on the Bulldog 33. Four plays got only five yards, however, and the locals took over and opened a march that was to wind up in six points. Larry Taylor, Randy Riedinger and Betts took turns chopping chunks of yardage out of the Humboldt line and Taylor banged home for the TD from the two yard line on the 13th play of the drive, Tim Black's kick was strong, but curled left, so it was 6-6. Humboldt was forced to punt after receiving the next kickoff and Algona took over on the 36. On third down, a pitchout went wild and the ever-present Oberman scooped it up and roared 44 yards for his second six- 12-Algona (la.) Upper Des Moines Tuesday, Oct. 10, 1967 SPORTS Ex-Algonan Bags Deer Conference standings NORTH CENTRAL Algona 3 0 1.000 Webster City ... 3 0 1.000 Clarion 2 1 •**/ Hampton 2 1 Ml Eagle Grove .... 1 2 .333 Humboldt 1 2 Clear Lake 0 3 Iowa Falls 0 3 .333 .000 .000 NORTH STAR Kanawha 3 0 1.000 Sheffield 2 1 M7 Boon* Valley .... 2 1 Ml Ventura ; 2 1 Ml CAL 1 2 .333 Klemme 1 2 .333 Corwith-Wesley ..1 2 .333 Meservey- Thornton 0 3 .000 STATE LINE Sentral 3 0 1.000 Thompson 2V» Vi ,133 Swea City V/» '/» .750 Armstrong I 1 .500 Lincoln Central .. 1 2 .333 Woden-Crystal ..0 3 .000 Titonka 0 2 .000 NORTH CENTRAL Clarion 70, Eagle Grove 0 Hampton 14, Clear Lake 6 Webster City 33, Iowa Falls 0 Algona 13, Humboldt 12 TWIN T-AnES Rotfe 13, Albert City « Laurtns 7, Rockwell City 7 Manson 60, Gllmore City 13 Twin Rivers 28, Pocahontas < LAKES Cherokee 13, Spirit Lake 7 Eslhervllle 53, Slbley 6 Spencer 20, Sheldon 12 Storm Lake 27, Emmetsburg 19 NORTH STAR Boone Valley 20, Meservey-Thornton 7 Ventura 13, Corwith-Wesley 0 CAL 13, Klemme 0 Kanawha 14, Sheffield-Chapln 7 CORN BELT West Bend 26, Ruthven 12 Graerllnger 37, Sioux Valley KOSSUTH COUNTY'S FAVORITE NEWSPAPER A former Algonan, Gary Peer, is shown above with a large buck deer he shot recently with bow and arrow during the annual bow hunting season in Colorado. Gary, son of Mr. and Mrs. Corwin Peer of Algona, is a biology teacher and head track and cross-country coach in Craig, Colo., a mountainous area noted for its hunting and fishing. This is his third year at the Colorado school since his graduation from Luther College in Decorah, where he starred on the track team. While not teaching, Peer pursues his outdoor hobbies and guides visiting hunters. He guided his parents on an elk hunting expedition during bow season last month, but the Peers returned to Algona without a trophy although they did see a number of elk. pointer. Again, Mickelson'skick was powerful, but off the mark, so the home club led, 12-6. That's all she wrote the first half - although the Bulldogs put together a couple of short marches during the second round. Going into the wind (and it was a dandy) during the third period, Algona managed to get the TD that pulled out the win. The locals zipped from their own 20 to the Humboldt 35, but had to punt, then got the ball back at their own 48 after a Humboldt boot. Riedinger, who has developed into one of the toughest fellows to stop in the entire area, cruised 49 yards on the first play, getting good help from Algona blockers through the charging Humboldt line, and was hauled down at the Humboldt three. Betts smashed in on the first play, tying the count and setting up a very important extra point try by Tim Black. Once again, The Toe hit the ball hard and this time it split the uprights, giving Algona its one-point lead. From then on, the defenses took over - and Algona's was so tough the Wildcats managed only one first down and it came on the second to last play in the game on an 11-yard pass. Humboldt smothered Algona's passing game, although the locals tried only five all night, maybe because Webster City had about a half-dozen scouts in the stands drawing pictures of everything going on. Humboldf s offense, which netted 102 yards to Algona's 101 in the first half, was limited to 30 yards in the final two periods as Algona continued its hard-nosed second half play. Four men carried the ball well for the Bulldogs. Riedinger was top man with 132 yards in 20 tries for a 6.6 average, followed by Betts, 73 yards, Taylor 29 and Tim Black 19. Oberman WAS the Humboldt defense as be ran for 86 yards in nine trips for a'9.6 average. Official statistics: A H First downs Passes Yds. passing KO-Ave. Punts- Ave. Yds. kicks ret. Fumbles lost Yds. penalized Yds. rushing Tot. yds. gained 13 5-0 0 3-36. 7-31.6 67 2 15 246 246 2 6-3 19 3-50. 6-33.6 59 2 55 113 132 NEED A TYPEWRITER FOR SCHOOL? YOU GET THE BEST DEAL AT THE UPPER DES MOINES PUB. CO, BEGINS WITH Keep matches out of reach of children. Break matches before throwing away. Don't "light up" near explosive materials. AND ... insure against the unexpected! See your agent today. 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