The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 7, 1967 · Page 8
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, November 7, 1967
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Bulldogs Victory Roar To 63-14 Over Clear Lake About 35 Algona Bulldogs took part in a 63-14 romp over Clear Lake in the season finale here Friday night- and several of the stars are shown in the photos above. In the top shot, Rich Black, senior halfback, whose football career at AHS was shortened considerably by injuries, is shown racing for big yardage as he had his best night. He carried the ball only eight times, gained 129 yards for a 16.2 average per try, tossed a pass which was complete for 13 yards and scored four touchdowns, the longest being a 66-yard dandy. Mike Betts, junior halfback who improved each game, is shown in the center after he took a hand-off from Smokey Barr, right, and zipped for 14 yards. Mike scored three touchdowns, including two of 57 yards, and gained 146 yards in 10 carries for a 14.6 average. And at the bottom, Tim Black, who will be back next year, bangs home one of his six perfect placekicks with the ball clearly visible at left center in the photo. Tim also had another good night punting for the locals and flipped a pass good for 16 yards. (Dave Riley Photos) 9 Touchdown Assault; End With 7-1 Mark The night was cold, but the smallest crowd of the 1967 season soon warmed to the occasion as Algona's Bulldogs wound up a very successful year with a convincing 63-14 victory over Clear Lake in a North Central Conference contest Friday. Algona's victory, the result of a 9 touchdown assault which resulted in the most points fry a local team in 48 years, gave Coach Keith Christie's club a 7-1 season mark and 6-1 loop record, good for second place. The season was also the best for the Bulldogs since the locals posted a 7-0-1 mark in 1962. Webster City, only team to dump Algona High, copped the championship of the conference with a 7-0 mark, climaxed with a 43-0 decision over Clarion Friday. Humboldt downed Hampton, 21-12, and Iowa Falls got past Eagle Grove, 13-0, in other loop frays Friday. STANDINGS W L Webster City 7 0 ALGONA 6 1 Humboldt 5 2 Clarion 4 3 Hampton 3 4 Iowa Falls 2 5 Eagle Grove 1 6 Clear Lake 0 7 Clear Lake didn't have a chance Friday as 14 Algona seniors and a hustling group of underclassmen were revved up far beyond expectations. The touchdown parade got underway before the game was three minutes old as Rich Black (who scored four six-pointers) slammed 14 yards to the end zone, capping a 41-yard, eight- play drive. Brother Tim Black, who went 6-for-6 with his right toe during the night, made it 7-0. A couple of punts later, Algona had the ball deep in its own territory, but the Bulldogs, undaunted, promptly raced for their second TD. They went 85 yards in three plays- and it was 14-0. Smokey Barr fired an incomplete pass, then Rich Black scooted 23 yards to the 38. A five yard penalty made it first and 10 on the 43 and Barr hit Mike Betts with a screen pass, the latter skimming all the way to score. Tim Black added the extra point. The 'Dogs next drive started before the end of the first period from their own 17. They got to the 37 in four plays, with Randy Riedinger carrying three times, as the buzzer sounded. It took only five plays to go the distance, with Larry Taylor bolting the final 26. Yessir, it was the night of the long scores. Tim Black hit his third and it was 21-0. A short Clear Lake punt setup the next one, with the locals going 41 yards in eight plays for the tally. Rich Black got it from the three and Tim made it 28-0 at halftime. It was the same story in the second half, with Rich going six yards midway through the third round and Tim booting to make it 35-0. Mike Dreyer blocked a Clear Lake punt and Algona got the ball on Clear Lake's eight near the end of the third stanza. Betts went to the one and Riedinger scored on the second play of the fourth quarter, with Ian Davison, foreigh exchange student, booting the extra point and- it was 42-0. The sophomore offensive unit took over for Algona right after that and when Dennis Lincicum intercepted a hurried Jack Waller pass, the Lions finally got on,the Scoreboard. He nabbed the pitch on the 35 and scored without trouble. Rick Wallace smashed for the extrapoint,soitwas42-7. Right after that, Rich Black grabbed a pitchout from Barr and zoomed 66 yards to paydirt and Tim kicked the point after, making it 49-7. Clear Lake then marched 82 yards against Algona reserves, with a pass from Paul Hankenson to Wolfgang Meier getting the last 11 yards. Hankenson passed to Barry Moen for the point after. There were two minutes left— just time for two more long Algona scoring jaunts. Betts got them both, going 57 yards for one and 39 at the final buzzer for the other. And the scampers were very fancy. Davison kicked one point after and Randy Bleich smashed for the other. Tim Clark of the Bulldogs was injured slightly near the end of the contest when he threw a block clearing the way for Rich Black's long counter. The statistics were unbelievable. Algona raced for 549 yards, 446 on the'ground and 103 through the air, possibly a modern record, with Rich Black averaging 16.2 on eight carries as he netted 129 yards and Betts going 146 in 10 tries for a 14.6 average. Not far behind were Taylor, 70 in 10 for a seven yard mark and Riedinger, season yardage leader, with 68 in 15 tries. Barr hit only two passes, but they ate up 74 yards, and each of the Blacks tossed one complete. Hankenson's 131 yards on nine of 22 passes kept the visitors from being completely subdued. The win was a fitting tribute to the seniors, whose desire and ability provided the leadership needed this fall. Official statistics: A CL 19 7 11-4 22-9 103 131 1 1 14 36 9-37.8 3-35.4 3-31.3 8-29.2 First downs Passes Yds. passing Passes int. by Yds. int. ret. KO-Ave. Punts-Ave. Yds. kicks ret. Yds. penalized Yds. rushing Tot. yds. gained 92 50 446 549 84 50 74 205 Twin Rivers Wins; Second In Conference Twin Rivers wrapped up second place in the Twin Lakes Conference Friday night with a 39-27 pounding of Rolfe. The victory gave Twin Rivers a 6-1 loop record and shoved Rolfe to third place with a 5-2 mark. Both squads lost earlier games to eventual champion Manson. Twin Rivers assumed a 39-7 lead with six minutes remaining in the game and then watched Rolfe roll up three touchdowns to close the gap. Pirate back Doug Logue closed out a brilliant career with a three touchdown night. He scored from two, 20 and 56 yards, kicked three extra points and played a whale of a defensive game. A stout defense through much of the game held Rolfe off the Scoreboard until the second half. Mike Christensen, a 6-3 offensive end and defensive halfback intercepted three passes, two of them in the end zone to stop Rolfe threats. Twin Rivers got on the scoreboard the first time it had the ball. The Pirates started on their own 38 after a Rolfe punt and rammed it in on a 21-yard double reverse run by Roger Clark after five minutes of play. Clark also added a 43-yard touchdown in the third quarter on the same play. The sixth Pirate touchdown came on a 24- yard pass from quarterback Steve Bergum to Mike Christensen. Golden Bears Post 41-20 Win Saturday For 5-3 157 Mark •. . ' There were two football games played at Garrigan Field here Saturday evening. The Golden Bears climaxed a good season (5-3) with a convincing 41-20 victory over Mason City Newman after Algona I downed St. Benedict, 20-0, in the finals of the Junior High Football Tournament. The photos above were snapped during the cold night. Mike Schiltz (18), who counted four touchdowns and three points after as the varsity won, is shown in the top picture as he skipped around left end for his first counter. He is outdistancing Bill Peterson (33) of the' Knights. The goal line flag is visible in the lower right corner. Coach Beanie Cooper and his assistant, Steve McCall, are shown with members of the Garrigan squad along the sidelines in the middle photo. Halfback Phil Richter (51) is standing next to Cooper. The champion Algona I squad is shown in the bottom photo. In the front row, left to right, are Darrel Nelson, Steve Goecke, Tom Muller, Jim Welp, Ronnie Nichols, Harold Bestenlehner, Randy Stalzer and Joe Straub, Jr. In back, left to right, Tim McCarthy, Gary Erpelding, Mike Cooper, Joe Bestenlehner, Bob Lickteig, Tim McGuire and Jim Cassel. Cooper scored two touchdowns and Joe Bestenlehner one in the Algona I victory, with Erpelding counting a pair of extra points and playing an outstanding game. Coach of the club is Joe Straub. They finished with a 6-0-2 record. (UDM Flashfotos) All great accomplishments are attained through cooperation. Jack Muller And Schilfz Score Points The thundering smashes of Jack Muller, a light flurry of passes by Tom Froehlich and the tip-toe darts of Mike Schiltz provided Garrigan's Golden Bears with all the offense they needed to fashion an easy 41-20 victory over Mason City Newman before a cold (and small) crowd here Saturday night. The fans that did brave the frigid cold got plenty of chances' to warm their.hands with applause as Coach Beanie Cooper's club finished with a 5-3 record for the season. A fine mark for a thin line of rugged performers. Before the contest, Coach Cooper stated he was worried about his club's mental attitude— but it didn't take the Bears long to sweep away Cooper's fears. The game was two minutes old when Muller boomed into the line, broke at least three tackles and thundered 44 yards for aTD. Schiltz, who was to score 27 points during the night, darted across with the point after to make it 7-0. About 2 1/2 minutes later, it went to 14-0 as Schiltz capped a 45-yard march with an eight- yard sweep to paydirt. Muller smashed for the point after. The march was set up when Froehlich intercepted a Newman pass. It took five minutes for the manufacture of TD number three. The Bears went 74 yards in nine plays for this one. Muller and Schiltz took turns running and Froehlich hit Schiltz with a 16- yard pass along the way. Schiltz counted the six-pointer on a 26- yard sweep. Froehlich's pass for the point after fell incomplete, so it was 20-0. Garrigan drove to Newman's nine late in the period, but a pitchout went astray, so the visitors halted the threat. However Tom Black intercepted a Newman pass and Garrigan had the ball on the 34. Four plays later, Muller went three yards to score. Schiltz raced in with the extra point - and it was 27-0 at halftime. The Garrigan first-half defensive effort was led by Dave McCarthy, who repeatedly (all night) belted Newman backs for losses - and as a result, the visitors had only 29 yards rushing at intermission. Meanwhile, Muller had bolted for 143 yards and Schiltz had 104 for the Bears, who wound up with 295 first- half yards. Muller intercepted a Newman pass and returned it 26 yards to the Knights' four right after the start of the second half. Schiltz then scored from the three and Pat Nugent smashed for the extra point to make it 34-0. Newman suddenly snapped Into shape and carried the battle to the home club from then on. A blocked punt, with recovery on the Garrigan 15, near the end of the third period set up a TD. It took three plays to get it, with Gary Lloyd going the last three. Bill Peterson added the extra point. The Knights then marched 75 yards to score at the start of the fourth stanza, with Peterson scoring from the seven. A smash for the extra point was smeared, so it was 34-13. Two nifty passes by Froehlich, one for 18 yards to Black and the other for 44 yards to Muller, set up the TD that put the game out of reach of the Newman club. Muller then banged to the three and Schiltz went in, also adding the extra point to run the count to 41-13. Newman then marched 49 yards to paydirt to wrap up the scoring, with Rich Wolf going the final 16 yards and Peterson adding the extra point. Garrigan's tremendous first- half assault led to a final total of 419 yards, with Muller winding up with 155 yards in 22 carries for a 7.1 average and Schiltz carving out 116 in 25 tries for a 4.6 mark. Froehlich hit six of 12 passes for another 121 yards. Peterson led Newman with 115 yards and a 5.2 average. Official statistics: G N First downs 17 12 Passes 12-6 8-1 Yds. passing 121 23 Passes int. by 3 0 Yds. int. ret. 38 0 KO-Ave. 7-45.4 4-46.2 Punts-Ave. 2-18. 2-34.5 Yds. kicks ret. 59 91 Fumbles lost 2 1 Yds. penalized 35 10 Yds. rushing 298 207 Tot. yds. gained 419 230 West Bend Is 40-12 Winner In Finale West Bend romped past Terril 40-12 in a Corn Belt Conference game Friday night. Stan Zinnel was the scoring leader for West Bend with three touchdowns, coming on a 20-yard run and two 2-yard plunges. Dean Hanselman dove three yards tor a touchdown, and Dick Meyer passed for two touchdowns tor the victors. One went to Chuck Schellmyer for six yards, and the other to Mark Jones for 19 yards. Ploy To Tie Swea City and Lincoln-Central battled to a 6-6 tie in a State Line Conference game. 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