The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 14, 1967 · Page 10
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 10

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, November 14, 1967
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Five Backs Gain 350 Yards Or More For AHS Grid Team Tuesday, Nov. 14, 1967 Algona, (la.) Upper De» MoinM-11 A round-up of statistics shows clearly why Algona High School's football team, under Coach Keith Christie, managed to fashion a 7-1 record, one of the finest ever, this year. Balance proved to be the big item, with no less than five backs gaining 3 50 yards or more during the campaign, which saw Algona wind up second in the North Central loop. Several Algona High clubs were unbeaten prior to 1930 and the school was honored with more than one mythical state championship, but only one since 1926, the 1962 team, which finished 7-0-1, has bettered the '67'Dogs in 41 years. Enough of history. Now to the facts 1 .Two seniors fought it out for the top rung on offense - Randy Riedinger finally copping the crown with 671 yards, all on the ground — edging Smokey Barr, who ran for 76 yards and passed for 592 for a 668 total. Riedinger carried the mail more than anyone, 127 times, to average 5.3 yards per carry— amassed after he got only five yards in three tries in the season opener. Barr hit 22 of 54 passes during the eight-game slate, with Mike Betts and Greg Allen latching onto a number of them. Number three in total yardage was a fellow that played in slightly more than four games — Rich Black, another senior. He ran for 483 yards in 56 tries, posting an almost unbelievable 8.6 average, and hit a pass for the other 13 yards. Betts, a junior, swiveled for 489 yards in 83 trips for a 5.9 average and will probably be the mainstay next fall. Then came another junior, Larry Taylor, whose belts into the line, 70 of them, netted 350 yards for a five yard average. A total of seven other backs, many underclassmen, gained smaller chunks of yardage during the year. Betts topped the scoring as he raced in with nine touchdowns for 54 points — and he scored a few others that were called back during the fall. Riedinger got seven TDs for 42 points, then came Rich Black with six and 3 6 points (including four in the final game); Taylor with five for 30 points; Tim Black, one TD and 17 place- kick points after for 23 points; Barr, three, 18; Allen, two, 12; Ian Davison, two on extra point boots; and Randy Bleich, one smash for an extra point. In total statistics, the 'Dogs outgained eight opponents, 2,0811,008 on the ground and 618-604 in the air. And Webster City garnered 452 of the rushing yards in one contest, so the other seven opponents, all defeated by the locals, averaged about 79 yards per night on the ground. Looking further, Algona's opponents completed 61 of 140 passes for 604 yards, while the Bulldogs hit 27 of 69 for their 618, preferring to throw the long ball. Here are the season totals: A First downs 117 Passes 69-27 Yds. passing 618 Passes int. by 8 Fumbles lost 8 Yds. penalized 398 Yds. rushing 2081 Tot. yds. gained 2699 Opp. 72 140-61 604 7 12 263 1008 1612 While offensive statistics only show how a team scored the points during a given season-not enough credit can be given to the practically unsung heroes up front, who spend their time knocking down the opposition both on offense and defense. Coach Christie and his very able assistant, Coach Jim Welton, both credited the rugged lads in the line with at least 50 percent of the team's success. Hustle and the ability to put out and stay rugged all season paid off with extreme success. Congrats, Bulldogs 1 Six Straight A Students At Algona Hi Six high school straight A students and four from the- junior high were included in the first quarter honor roll released this week at Algona High School. The honor roll straight A members include Tom Jones, senior; Bruce Marshall and Lynn Buchanan, sophomores; Jon Sjogren, Sherry Bulten and Marjorie Dailey, freshmen; Sharlene Carlson, Jeri Nielsen and Lisa Peter, eighth grade; and Holly Haas, seventh grade. Here are the rest of the honor roll students: Senior - Ian Davison, John Frederick, Jim Jorgenson, Dale Pedersen, Greg Perkins, Gregg Powell, Mark Pricskorn, Randal Riedinger, Dave Roeber, David Roethler, Robert Sigsbee, Tim Will, Virginia Deal, Donna Fisher, Wendi Gardner, Sara Huber, Debbie KeUey, Beverly Knudsen, Debbie Laws, Linda Martin, Phyllis Moulton, Marne Parrott, Connie Riedel, Janice Roeber, Linda Ross, Judy Scobba, Kathy Sohn, Sharon Wagner and Niki Wegner. Juniors - Tim Black, Phil Bode, Max Laird, Kevin Lynch, David Riley, Mark Snyder, Linda Allen, Kathy Buchanan, Luann Holt, Pat Hopkins, Debra Huber, Jean Jorgenson, Miriam Kautsch, Kathy McBride, Rosemary Pendergast, Judy Sigsbee, Peggy Zit- tritsch and Nancy Wagner. Sophomores - Neil Anderson, Rob Claude, Terry Dailey, Pat Elbert, Gary Hagen, Tom Laing, Ryan Lynch, Bruce Mueller, Mark Olson, Wayne Pedersen, Steven L. Schultz, Tim Schultz, Wayne Taylor, Gerry Whittemore, Steve Willrett, Cliff Wheeler, Marcia Bauer, Theresa Beaumont, Judy Brass, Julie Chrischilles, Dixie C rail, Marilyn Dau, Rebecca Devine, Kristine Easter, Rebecca Egel, Janice Farrow, Connie Gilmore, Christine Groen, Cindy Hansen, Virginia Hardgrove, Sharon Hix, lone Metzger, Doreen Mowers, Jean Taylor, Kathy Taylor, and Pamela Werts. Freshmen - James Harris, Robert Knudsen, Ronald Medin, Randy RicklefS, Steve Schutter, James Sigsbee, Fred Struthers, Vicki Anderson, Lori Calhoun, Linda Darby shire, Lynn E rick- son, Nancy Haag, Gail Kirkland, Linda Marshall, Suzanne McGinnis, Judy Sabin, Debra Schultz, Carol Smith, Betty Vaudt, Patty Werts, Linda Whitcher, and Marla Wittkopf. 8th Grade - Doug Allen, Tom Burt, Mark Elbert, Ricci Frara- bach, Edward Kiilsholm, Doug Schenck, Randall Smith, Gilbert Wildin, Mark Will, Jamie Chris- tie, Barbara Cook, Mary Devine, Judith Dutton, Sandra Faulstick, Martha Gilbert, Barbara Harris, Bonnie Helmers, Susan Johnson, Nancy Kolp, Patrice Lierley, Ellen Metzger, Becky Meyer, Christal Paetz, Trina Parrish, Phyllis Pentecost, Vicki Ricklefs, Jacque Roethler, Anne Schutter, Kristi Sheakley, Jacque Taylor, and Bonnie Wilirett. 7th Grade-Mickey Anderson, Roger Atherton, Douglas Bilyeu, Daniel Carlson, Callen Carson, Gene Chrischilles, Robert Dodds, Steven Jones, John C. Kain, James Neitzel, Mary Camp, Jeanne Dau, Cindy Frambach, Vicky Funk, Diane Harris, Connie Hemmingsen, Lori Herbst, Donna Hinders, Debra Kern, Susan Kinsetli, Vickie Kleingartner, Joanne Kramer, Jennifer Limbaugh, Marlene Morz, Jane Nold, Dawn Peterson, Denise Poppen, Mary Scobba, Paula Shaw, Linda Sherman, Bessie Skow, Nancy Smith, Victoria Telecky, Paula Wertz and James Reidel. Two Fires Algona firemen extinguished a pair of fires here Thursday. The first occurred at 6 p.m., when a stack of hay bales caught fire on the William Marshall farm northeast of the city. An estimated 650 bales were destroyed. A couple of hours later, some damage resulted to a picket fence behind the R. W. McCullough residence here when fire in leaves spread to the fence. High Schools Will Offer Family Course Five high schools plan to offer the course Personal and Family Survival in one of their govern- ment classes during the present school year. This course includes ways for the individual or family to help themselves in case of a tornado, severe wind storm or snow storm. A two-day training school was held in Fort Dodge Oct. 24 and Oct. 31 to qualify instructors. Additional training schools will be held at a later date. Those attending the Fort Dodge training school were: Richard E. Phillips, Lakota; Charles Miller, Swea City; Duane Ahrens, Ledyard; Sister Lucille Bresson, Algona; Sister Margaret Coleman, Algona; Richard W. Schneider, Algona; and Wayne Keith, Director of Kossuth County/Municipal Civil Defense Agency. THE FLAG IS FLYING IN MEMORY OF LT. WAYNE O. BJUSTROM WORLD WAR I- U.S. ARMY EASTLAWN MEMORIAL GARDENS 708 S. Phillips — Algona Phone 295-7153 Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. - 12 Noon Sunday: 1 - 5 p\m. ALGONA Thanks You FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS each and every one of you good ladies who made our Grand Opening such a huge success. We will shortly draw the winning names in the registration for gift certificates, and the 136 winners will receive these gift certificates in the mail. But, we want you to know, whether you win or not, we sincerely appreciate your having taken the time to come in to see our new store. We also appreciate so much th$. lovely florfkl.arrangements that we received. They added so much to the occasion, and words qannot express properly our happiness in receiving them. And because of this wonderful response to our Grand Opening, we will do everything possible to make-Ora's in Algona The place to shop for Ladies Apparel, for fashions you want, for brands you know th&t stand for quality, and for clothes that will draw nothing but ctimpu- ments. WANDA, VAL, PEARL, ELSIE

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