The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 31, 1967 · Page 12
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, October 31, 1967
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Algona High 13-7 Winner Despite Shotgun Bulldogs Hang On To Whip Hampton High A ball control game plan (to keep the clock running), coupled with a great first half running game and a very adequate defense against a tough-to-cover shotgun offense, allowed Algona's Boll- dogs to up their season record to 6-1 with a thrilling 13-7 Tic- troy at Hampton in a North Central Conference game Friday night. The victory sent the charges of Coach Keith Christie into the season finale here next Friday against Clear Lake with a 5-1 loop mark and at least a share of second place assured. A loss by Webster City, which seems improbable, and a win over the Lions by the Bulldogs would give the locals a share of the crown. Clear Lake dropped a 19-0 decision to Hnmboldt Friday night and is 0-6 in the conference. Clarion dumped Iowa Falls, 20-7, and Webster City belted Eagle Grove in other loop frays Friday. STANDINGS W L Webster City 6 0 ALGONA 5 1 Clarion 4 2 Humboldt 4 2 Hampton 3 3 Eagle Grove 1 5 Iowa Falls 1 5 Clear Lake 0 6 Hampton's shotgun offense, which resulted in 56 passes against the Webster City clnba week earlier (and paying off with four touchdowns in a losing cause), kept the Bulldogs on their toes all night, but 23 completions in 42 tries resulted in only 155 yards, so the defense of the locals is to be commended for a fine job. The NFL type defense, with a front four, etc., employed by Christie was given plenty of work by the losers and the linemen added up lots of mileage in an attempt to get to Kurt Hflleman, Hampton's passer. Starting with the opening kickoff, Algona meant business. Beginning with an eight yard belt by Mike Betts, the locals, with Randy Riedinger, Betts, Rich Black, Larry Taylor and Smokey Barr contributing yardage, marched 65 yards to the Hampton six, only to lose the ball on a fumble. A 66-yard drive after Hampton was forced to punt paid off with the first points of the night The same anxious group of ball carriers took part, with 15-yard scampers by Rich Black and Riedinger the longest runs, and Barr capping it with a 2-yard smash through the middle for the TD. Tim Black's placekick for the point after was perfect and it was 7-0 with 2:15 left in the first period. Hampton drove to the Algona 17 early in the second stanza, but Taylor plopped on a fumble to call a halt to the threat. Moments later, Tim Black got off a SB-yard punt which put the home club in a deep hole on its own two yard line. Oae punt later, and with 1:13 remaining in the half, Riedinger smashed a yard for the TD that won the game. The touchdown followed a 75- yard grind 'em out march that took just 11 plays to accomplish. Betts bad three goodies, for 14, 12 and 10 yards, Rich Black added four vital charges into the line and Riedinger got a couple of shorties enroute. This time, Tim Black's placekick was blocked- but solidly. Halftime statistics showed Algona with 16 first downs to Hampton's six and a 238-95 bulge in total yardage. The home club, which at this point could have laid down and played dead - didn't. And as a result, Hampton held the upper hand through the final two periods. When Tom Barter cut off a Barr pass, which was barely short of wide-open Greg Allen, at the Hampton 40 yard line near the end of the third period, it sparked the home club toaTD. Porter nearly went all the way himself, but was headed off at the Algona 18. From there, it took the losers five plays to get on the Scoreboard, climaxed by a four yard jaunt by Don Tidman for the TD. When Hilleman added the extra point with a perfect plTQfcipk, mo remained in the quarter and Algona hearts beat faster. However, Algona's stringent defense, which seemed to come up with the big play when needed, kept the home team near midfield the rest of the way and protected the one-TD lead to the end. Betts and Taylor came up with a pair of mighty important interceptions deep in Algona territory early in the third round, both vital in the victory. And when four 'Dogs chopped down Hilleman for a six-yard loss on a fake punt near midfield late in the fray, the last-ditch effort of the losers was halted. Algona, which has featured a group of good football players, with no super star, all season, again at Hampton. Everyone that saw action did a fine job — and passer Hilleman probably got pretty tired of seeing the hands of Algona linemen inches from his face most of the time. The rush was good. Leading the club on offense was Riedinger, who has had a super year. He managed 138 yards in 27 trips through the line, good for a 5.1 average. Betts got 74, Rich Black 67, Taylor 29 and Barr 25 as all of the yardage came on the ground in this one. Hilleman passed for 155 yards and Tidman managed 62 yards in 13 carries for a 4.8 average to lead Hampton. Keith Miller caught 10 passes and Porter seven for the losers. Three probable records came out of the game: passes attempted against an AHS team in one game, 42; passes completed against an AHS team in one game, 23; and top punting average by an AHS kicker in one game, Tim Black, four, 43-yard average. Statistics: A H First downs 21 13 Passes 3-0 42-23 Yds. passing 0 155 Passes int. by 2 1 Yds. int. ret. 2 41 KO-Ave. 3-45.3 2-44.5 Punts-Ave. 4-43. 5-33.4 Yds. kicks. ret. 26 73 Fumbles lost 3 1 Yds. penalized 5 5 Yds. rushing 333 68 Tot. yds. gained 333 223 Named Class Officer IOWA CITY - Paul Pfeffer of Wesley has been elected treasurer of the University of Iowa chapter of Poi Alpha Delta national professional law fraternity.* He is a senior John Weiland, Ex-Wesleyan, Dies Thursday WESLEY -John B. Weiland, 65, Whittemore, former longtime resident of this area, died Thursday night at Mercy Hospital, Mason City, following a lingering illness. Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. in the Methodist church here, with Rev. Frank Considine officiating. Burial followed at Evergreen cemetery, Britt, and Blake Funeral Home, Wesley, was in charge of arrangements. He was born May 12, 1902 at Wesley, the son of John J. and Ella L. Kruse Weiland. He was married June 7, 1923 to Delia Marie Thompson at Garner and they farmed in the Wesley area for many years before moving to a farm near Whittemore where they farmed the last 13 years. Survivors include his wife; two children, Doris (Mrs. Charles Widen), Corwith; and Orville, Wesley; 11 grandchildren; two brothers, Ray of Wesley, and Harold of Britt; and two sisters, Anna (Mrs. Clarence Seefeld), Britt, and Esta (Mrs. Clayton Angle), Swea City. His parents and two infant sons preceded him in death. Walter Meyer Of Lakota Dies Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Lakota for Walter W. Meyer, 69, Lakota. He died Thursday morning at Austin, after having been in ill health for several years. Mr. Meyer was born Oct. 15, 1898 in Lakota. In 1926 he married Adelia Johnson and they farmed in the Elmore-Lakota area. He retired in 1952 and moved into Lakota. Survivors include one son, Duane, Austin; three grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Esther Nash of Blue Earth and Mrs. Charles Tutton of Buffalo Center; and three brothers, Raymond of Elmore, and William and George, both of Lakota. Burial was at St. Paul Cemetery near Lakota. Wicks Funeral Home in Elmore was in charge of arrangements. Car-Combine Tuesday, Oct. 31, 1967 Algona, (la.) Upper Des Moines-13 minor crashes here during the weekend. Charged were Marlys A. Curtis, 21, Burt, and James M. Mergen, 49, Whittemore. The Curtis vehicle backed from a parking spot on Soutli Thorington street at 2:15 p. m. Sunday and struck a car driven by William H. Steinman, 22, Algona, with $445 estimated damage to the vehicles, while the Mergen auto backed out on North Thorington street at 7:15 p. m.,Saturday and struck a car driven by Robert R. Butner, 22, Clear Lake, inflicting an estimated $245 damage to the cars. City police investigated both mishaps. UPPER DES MOINES WANT ADS WILL SELL ANYTHING I Crash Pop Truck Is Damaged An Estherville truck driver, Richard D. Holm, 22, luckily escaped injury when his truck ran into a ditch at the edge of Ledyard Thursday at 8 a.m. The same day at 12:45 p.m., a semi-truck being driven by Ronald E. Miller, 43, Algona, jack-knifed when the driver attempted to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of the Irvington blacktop and highway 169 south of Algona, resulting in a minor mishap. The truck was headed west A 17-year old Bancroft girl, Kathleen S. Murray, luckily escaped injury when the car she was diriving collided with a combine Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 6:45 p. m., 1 1/4 miles north and four miles west of Swea City. The auto which she was driving sustained an estimated $1,500 damage and the combine, which was being pulled by a pickup truck driven by Alfred Godfredsen, 76, Fairmont, had damage totaling $500, according to Patrolman Tom Cogdall who investigated. 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