The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 10, 1967 · Page 12
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 12

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, October 10, 1967
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Garrigan Edges Gaels, 9-7 Safety Near Miss Froehlich GHS Queen Final Buzzer Saves Bears A high snap on a punt attempt resulted in a safety which ushered Garrigan's Golden Bears to a thrilling 9-7 last-minute victory over Ft Dodge St. Edmond in the local school's annual Homecoming fray. The win allowed Coach Beanie Cooper's club to level its season mark at 2-2 and set up what could be a rugged fray with Catholic High at Emmetsburg this Friday night. The Irish and Bears have tangled in some real doozies before —and this could be another. Garrigan was clearly the better club here Saturday night, but it took a real break with 2:10 left in the final period to give the locals the verdict. Without the faulty snap, which zoomed high over the hands of Tom Magennis, the final score might have been 7-7. However, Magennis was trapped in the end zone and smeared by Dave McCarthy and Jerry Plathe and the winning two points went up amid frantic cheers by loyal Garrigan fans who crowded the stands despite not-too-good weather. Before the thrilling wind-up, the Gaels managed to bar the door to touchdown-land each time the Bears threatened, except for one thrust near the end of the first period. Altogether, the Bears had four chances to score during the first half and another pair of shots at the goal line after the intermission. The gutsy Ft. Dodge club managed to hang on, however, coming .up with big plays repeatedly to close the door. Jack Muller and Tom Black spearheaded a 47-yard march right after the opening kickoff that ended on the Gaels' 20, then after the defense held and a punt was forced, Muller and Mike Schiltz rammed for the chunks of yardage that paid off with six points. It was boom, boom, boom as the locals covered 46 yards in 10 plays to go ahead. Muller went the last two yards, lunging into the end zone. He did the same to add the extra point, so with two minutes left in the stanza, it was 7-0. Plathe blocked a St. Edmond punt and Garrigan got the ball on the Gaels' 16, but after getting to the two early in the second round, were thrown back and the visitors took over on the eight. What occurred on the next play shot fear into the hearts of all Garrigan rooters. Joe Cahill, a junior 167-pound halfback, tucked the ba!l under his arm and headed east toward the Garrigan end zone. Quite a few tacklers took shots at him, but he managed to stay on his feet and went the entire 92 yards to make it 7-6. He slammed for the extra point and it remained 7-7 until the fateful high snap. St. Edmond, which managed its first down late in the first half, fought the Bears on more even terms through much of the final two periods, but couldn't get any closer to the goal than the Garrigan 21 as McCarthy, Muller, Plathe and Co. got tough when it was needed. The safety, third this season picked up by the Bears, came in a flash and brought smiles to frowning local faces who were certain Cooper's club would have to settle for a tie. Happiest Garrigan coed watching the Golden Gears' 9-7 victory over St. Edmond here Saturday night was Margie Froehlich, second from the right above, who had just been crowned Homecoming Queen when the camera shutter clicked. Miss Froehlich was crowned by last year's Queen, Pat Loebig, white dress, center, at halftime of the football game and reigned with Mike Schiltz, who was crowned at the dance which followed the football game. Other queen candidates in the photo are, from the left, Barb Winkel, Shirley Stoffel and Judy Ferstl. King candidates besides Schiltz were Jim Fickbohm, Jack Muller and Jerry Plathe. All candidates are seniors. During her years at Garrigan, Miss Froehlich has been in band, pep club and chorus and has been a class officer three years, while Schiltz has been active in football, basketball, „ track and chorus. The new King and Queen led the grand march at the dance, which was held for students and graduates until 12:30 a.m. following the football game. (UDM Flashfoto) Armstrong Is Sentral's Fourth Victim, 28-0 Sentral's unbeaten Satellites remained that way, chalking up their fourth straight victory of the 1967 season, 28-0 over Armstrong in a State Line Conference fray at Sentral Friday night. A rugged defense, led by Lenny Hassel and Jim Bollig, met repeated Armstrong challenges during" the struggle and gave Sentral its shutout victory over the once-potent Armstrong club. Sentral got off to a 7-0 first quarter lead as Owen Kerber scored from six yards out. Jerry Nerem smashed for the extra point. Bob Bierle caught passes of 19 and 25 yards from Jim Geitzenauer and Nerem ran for the extra points as the lead went to 21-0 at halftime. A third quarter TD was scored by Nerem on a 17-yard scamper and Geitzenauer ran the extra point to make it 28-0 - and that's the way it remained until the final buzzer. Nerem's running during the contest ran his season total to 483 yards in 68 attempts for a 7.1 average. He has also scored five touchdowns and three points after for a total of 33 points. Next opponent for the Satellites is Swea City there in another State Line loop game. Demonology is the study of evil spirits. Moments before, the Gaels had lost nine yards on a blasting tackle by McCarthy, but managed to steady themselves and were punting on fourth down from their own 19 with the wind at their backs. Magennis didn't have a chance to get to the ball as it rifled over his hands, but did get to it in the end zone, only to be smacked by McCarthy and Plathe. A number of fumbles marred play. Mike Welp, Dave Zeimet and Joe Detrick covered bobbles for Garrigan and McCarthy was in on most of the ground-losing plays run by the Gaels during the evening — and there were 10 of them! Top Garrigan yardage producer was Schiltz, whose role Saturday was switched to inside running, with 82 yards in 17 tries for a 4.8 average, Muller got 81 in 29 carries and Black 54 in 19 tries. The latter also hit three of five short passes for 15 yards. Easily leading both clubs in yardage was Cahill, who managed 132 yards in 22 trips for a 6-yard average during the night. His 92-yard gallop accounted for 63 percent of the Gaels' yardage gained. Official statistics: G First downs Passes Yds, passing KO-Ave. Punts-Ave, Yds. kicks ret. Fumbles lost Yds, penalized Yds, rushing Tot. yds. gained 18 7-3 15 2-35. 1-21. 51 3 10 217 232 SE 6 6-0 0 3-44.3 3-23.3 30 4 49 147 147 Swea City ties Thompson 6-6 THOMPSON — Thompson and Swea City battled to a 6-6 lie in a State Line Conference gamp Kriday. Mark Anderson gained 124 yards rushing and scored Thompson's only touchdown. Swea City got its only tally on a short run. Both teams now hold 2-0-1 records in conference play. A CLASSIFIED AD WILL GET FAST RESULTS IN THE UPPER DES M01NES. Algona, (la.) Upper Des Moine*—13 Tuesday, Oct. 10, 1967 - West Bend is easy winner WEST BEND — West Bond romped to its third victory of the season by defeating Ruthven 26-12 in a Corn Belt conference game Friday night. Stan Zinnel scored two touchdowns for the victors. One was on a 56-yard run and the other a five yard plunge. Wayne Hansel man scored on a five yard plunge. A pass from Richard Meyer to Ron Dogotch for 15 yards accounted for the fourth TD. 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