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lThe Palm Beach Post I The Inside Story Complete college football scores and a roundup appear on page 29 of today' Post. NFL stories are on pages 26 and 27, with AFL reports on page 27. Page 28 has entries for the Biscayne Dog Track. Palm Beach Post, Monday, Nov. 4, 1968 25 Dolphins Bow To Chargers if" s J j ill . v v . m ! c 1 " jay. r 4 V . 1 L m ii ' i i Him n i . ' .sul 1 H , v. J ' k " : - f3iJi "TO - 1 1 'IV I V is 'fi rV SAN DIEGO, Calif. (UPI) Fullback Jim Wallison and quarterback John Hadl hit Lance Al-worth with second half touchdown passes to break open a tight game and give the San Diego Chargers a 34-28 win over the Miami Dolphins Sunday. The win moved the Chargers to within half a game of Western Division leader Kansas ' City in the American Football League. San Diego trailed 21-17 in the third quarter when Allison threw his first professional pass, a 23-yard floater to Alworth on an option play. Hadl put the game out of reach 11 plays into the fourth quarter when he hit Alworth on a two-yarder to cap a 64 yard touchdown drive. Dennis Partee kicked a late 23-yard field goal to offset a last minute Miami touchdown. Two pass Interceptions by Miami's Willie West kept the Dolphins in the game the first half. The first, early in the opening quarter, set up a 10-yard touchdown pass from Bob Grlese to Howard Twilley to give them a 7-0 lead. The second, late in the second quarter, set up a 15-yard scoring pass to Doug Moreau to knot the game 14-14. Miami took the lead briefly 21-17 early in the third quarter on an 83-yard march which was capped by a four-yard scoring plunge by Jim Kllck. Hadl completed 17 of 28 passes for 228 yards, including a 14 yard second quarter touchdown pass to Gary Garrison. San Diego's Dick Post had his best day as a Charger, running for 151 yards and picking up another 49 yards on pass receptions. Griese completed 20 of 27 passes for 269 yards and three touchdowns in a losing cause. Miami fullback Larry Csonka ripped the Chargers for 61 yards in the first half but was removed from the game with an Injury after being tackled by the face-, mask. SAN DIEGO (AP) - Statistics ot the Miami-San Diego AFL game: San Dlevo Miami DENNIS MATTHEWS: Speed Helps j ft n H I r. V 'Wasn't Our Night' Says FSU Kicker P-T Honors Seahawk Back By DON BOY KIN Staff Writer Speed is a priceless commodity to most high school football players. For Dennis Matthews of Seacrest, speed is a necessity. Matthews Is a 155-pound halfback for the undefeated Sea- hawks. So It is obvious the slender senior does not try to run over people. But he does the next best thing run around them and he does it well. Such was the case Friday night as Seacrest met highly-regarded Pahokee known to possess its share of speedy personnel. Matthews wasted little time in showing his lightning-fast characteristics. With only two minutes and 32 seconds gone in the game and Seacrest in control on Its own 41, Matthews took a pitch from quarterback Larry Hardin, swept to the left side, turned the corner and raced 59 yards untouched to put the Seahawks on top 6- l'PIT?lephoto BALANCING ACT Ram's flan- Weger (28) looks on with astonish-kerback Bonnie Casey momentarily ment. Casey (25) after the catch bobbles the ball in completing quar- fell on the Detroit 17 late in the 1st terback Roman Gabriel's 20-yard quarter. The Rams won 10-7. pass, as Lion defensive back Mike 0. Before the final gun sounded yards in nine carries to lead Seacrest to a 41-20 win. Matthews' exploits were enough to earn him the Post Times Offensive Player of the Week. Seacrest Coach Randy Cooper thought this was Matthews' best game of the year. "He has been doing a good "and since we have had a few take the blunt of our running chores. He was Just great against Frst downs Rushing yardage Passing yardage Return yardage Passes Punts Fumbles lost Yards penalized 19 114 2:18 59 20-27-1 5-44 0 2.19 240 63 18-30-2 1-40 0 20 Miami 7 7 7 728 San Diego 7 10 7 1034 Mia Twilley 10 pass from Griese (Keys kick) SD Smllh 26 run (Partee kick) Mia Moreau 15 pass trom Griese (Keys kick) SD FG Partee 33 Mia Kllck 4 run (Keyes kick) SD Alworth 23 pass trom Allison (Partee kick) SD Alworth 3 pass trom Hadl (Partee kick) SD FG Partee 23 Mia Twilley 19 pass from Griese (Keys kick) A-37,284. Bears O GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Mac Percival, taking advantage of a rare free kick opportunity, booted a 43-yard field goal with 20 seconds remaining as the surprising Chicago Bears upset the world champion Green Bay Packers 13-10 Sunday in an uproarious National Football League game. Percival's game -winner, which came after a fair catch of a Green Bay Punt, eclipsed a 205-yard rushing effort by Gale Edge Packers n 20-Second FG PShokee. "He is a tall hoy (Matthews is 6-foot) but he is lean and relies on his speed. He is also very consistent. If you take a look at his past records you will find that he has a tremendous yard-per-carry average." 1 1 :1 - aT. I 4 '-.'- which allows a team a free kick if they get the ball after a fair catch of an opponent's punt. Perclvil had all the time in the world to aim his kick his second field goal in three attemptsIn the wild and wooley encounter. His second effort earlier in the final period was blocked by Lee Roy Caffey. But Percival connected in the second period from the 10 after a 63-yard dash by Sayers Lucky and 15th as the rest of the field had no chance to catch him. The previous record in the Lucky was 272 shared by Gary Plaver, who did it in 1961, and Chi Chi Rodriguez, 1964. Chi Chi finished well back at 277 this time. Stockton, who finished one over par at 72, was tied for fourth place, five strokes behind Casper at 274, with Ken Still of Tacoma, Wash., Bob Murphy, of Bartow, Fla., and Miller Barber of Sherman, Tex. Next came Tommy Aaron of Calloway Gardens, Ga., at 275. Bunched at 276 were Bob Lunn of Sacramento, Calif., Gene Littler of La Jolla, Calif., Charles Coody of Abilene, Tex., Mac McLendon of Montgomery, Ala., and George Archer of Gllroy, Calif. Softball LAKE PARK - Larry Askey ripped three hits to lead RCA to a 12-0 win over Camllles Sunday in slow pitch softball here. Spectra skunked P&W 70 After seven games, Matthews has gained 464 yards in 49 carries, an average of 9.4 yards each time he totes the ball. Others turning in standout offensive performances: MIKE HUMPHREY, LAKE WORTH - Gained 170 yards rushing and scored two touchdowns as the Trojans pounded Cardinal Newman, 42-6. STEVE HARDIN, SEACREST Picked up 8.3 yards in lb carries, scored three touchdowns and passed for another against Pahokee. SANDY Cl'SHMAN, FOREST Casper Clobbers EDITOR'S NOTE Grant Guthrie. Florid Stale's kicking specialLit. has booted 41 consecutive extra points. Ranked 14th nationally In that department he has also kicked six Held goals this year and scored 32 polnta. Today he answers the question: What happened to the Seminole Saturday night? By GRANT GUTHRIE FSU KICKER TALLAHASSEE (AFN) It was just one of those things. It wasn't our night. Virginia Tech was mentally up for the game. They had some breaks and made some more for themselves. They capitilized on all our mistakes. So the score came out, 40-22. It had to be the worst game we have played for Coach Peterson since I've been In school. We wanted to win, every man 100 per cent. And physically, although Ron Sellers and some others were slightly Injured, we were in as good a shape as we have been in winning some other tough games. It is hard to say exactly what happened. The simplest way is to say we just played a bad game. But it Is more than that. I missed a 38-yard field goal. Everything seemed right, but I must have lined up wrong. May-, be, that's what we all did lined up wrong when we started the game. The timing was off in our passing attack. Bill Cappleaman had Hill Grabs MEXICO CITY (AP) Gra ham Hill of England won the Mexico Grand Prix Sunday and, with it, the world driving cham plonship for Formula One cars Second was Bruce Mclaren New Zealand and third, Jackie Oliver of England, Mexico's Pe dro Rodriguez was fourth. The victory here was good for nine points toward the world championships and Hill was the top man on points going into the race, followed by Stewart with 36 and Hulme, 33. Stewart, made It up in the last few laps and finished fifth. Joachim Bonnier of Sweden was sixth. Hill took the lead at the first lap and kept widening it until race end, when he had more Downs Top HS Scorer Four touchdowns by Vero Beach's Dennis Downs in the Indians' 55-0 win over Cocoa Friday night vaulted the 145-pound halfback Into first place in Sun-coast Conference Eastern Division scoring with 61 points. Seacrest's Dave Sanderson the leader last week was held scoreless against Pahokee but holds down the second spot with 48 tallies. Leopold Sterling scored one six-pointer in Pahokee's 41-20 loss to Seacrest to cling to his lead in the Suncoast West with 54 points, followed by Danny Kreidler of Clewlston, who has 31. High-scoring Alvonzo Clark of Kennedy remained atop the Atlantic Conference with 73 points. He scored one touchdown In the Vikings' 33-8 win over Gifford. Teammate Henry Coleman Is second with 61. Lake Placld's George Adkins heads the independents with 78. SUNCOAST EAST Downs, VB 10 1 0 61 Sanderson, Sea 8 0 0 4 Matthews, Sea 7 0 0 42 Humphrey. LW 7 0 0 42 Mack. Sea ( 0 t It J. Robinson, DM t 0 0 M Kellly, RB ( 0 0 Wilson, FH 4 7 0 X SUNCOAST WEST Sterling. Pah 0 0 54 Kreidler. Clew 4 7 0 Jl Hickman, Pah 5 0 0 X Gibson. Jup 4 J 0 27 i. Osborn, Pah 4 0 0 14 Nolan. BR 3 1 0 IS (lour lied with 18 points! ATLANTIC CONFERENCE A. Clark. Kenn 12 1 0 73 H Coleman. Kenn 8 13 0 (1 Wilson. Car 8 0 0 4 Dobson. Car 8 0 0 4F Flowers, Car 5 0 0 3t Brown, Roos 5 0 0 X OTHER SCHOOLS Adkins. LP 13 0 0 7f Moore. LP 0 0 54 Lee. SA 8 5 0 5? Benjamin. IS 8 I I 1 Mitchell. JC 7 9 0 4 Wise, MH 8 0 0 4t six intercepted. He overthrew some and our receivers dropped some when he hit them. They got the Jump on us in the first quarter and after that we had to play catch-up football. This led to taking chances and mistakes that they capitalized on. So they rolled up the score. I guess Coach Pete was right when he said it gets tougher every game if you're having a good season. It's just hard mentally to stay In the fighting mood that the underdog is always in. Ron Sellers was off a little physically. He was slowed by a pulled muscle and didn't practice all week. I think, whether we admit it or not, we expect Ron to come through with that right play in a pinch. Saturday night it was obvious he was off. So it affected the whole team. I'm sure we'll be up for Mississippi State next week. And after Wake Forest, North Carolina State and Houston. One night like Saturday night is enough. I also must give Virginia Tech credit. I think Saturday night they could have beaten any teams we have played this year. In fact, I think they would have taken any team in the country. Grand Prix than a lap advantage on his closest competitor. Hill's time as given by the control tower, 1 hour 56 minutes, 43.95 seconds, was a track record for the Grand Prix, erasing that set last year here by Scotland's late Jimmy Clark, 1:59:28.70. Hill was asked which was the most difficult lap. "The lat one," he said. Twenty-five minutes after the race was over officials still had not announced any placings other than that of hill. Ballough 1st In Stockers TAMPA (UPI) - Gary Ballough ot Hialcah became the youngest driver ever to win the Florida late model stock car championship Sunday at the Golden Gate Speedway, Ballough, 21, was also the first driver to lead the race for the entire 200 laps. Hill Eagle finished second and Billy Gill third. There were 36 entries for the race, but only 17 cars finished. Auburn To Beat EDtTOBI NOTE Al Gtfflk), a HmH, gp) paid Aabvni tick! ca4, cams a me Salarday la okari Ua teammates la a tall wla aver Florida. Taa aealar Irani GaaMavllle kaa started la mrj Tlfer fame tar Ike laat tare years aad kataa aeHeel avcraf sa textile aurlawerasi. AnMat a wild eetekrattas) as tka Aafcan dreaaasg nam Salardat. ae talked abaal kla team's oarae tram kekaad victory. Hy ALGIKFIN Artura Tight End GAINESVILLE (AFN) This win was just tremendous. We had to win. My parents, friends and everyone I grew up with were in the stands. When we came to Gainesville in '66 we were beaten 30-27 on Steve Spurrier's field goal (a 40-yarder late in the fourth quarter) and that made winning today all the more essential. Of course, we won last year at home, but Florida never beats us up there. Jack Eckdahl, Brian Hipp and Kim Helton have not ever let me forget that '66 game. I plaved with them at Gainesville Hleh and I have known these guys all my life. They really rubbed it in 1 .1 - ..w too brought the ball into the shadow of the goal posts. Despite his great rushing day and a 46-yard klckoff return that set up the Bears' only touchdown Sayers appeared headed toward a goat's role in the game. Sayers fumbled on his own 39 midway through the fourth period. Herb Adderley scooped up the ball and returned it to the Chicago 14. But the Bear defense held and a Chuck Merceln field goal try the Packers' fourth was wide. Chicago 0 3 7 .V-M (ireen Bay 0 0 7 010 Chi KG Percival 10 Oil-Carter 2 run (Percival kk ki tiB Dale W pass from Slair 'Merceln kick l (.B F(i Merceln 19 Chi F(l Percival 43 A 50.H61. Top 20 Teams At A Glance By The Associated Press How the top 20 teams In The Associated Press colleite football poll did Saturday: 1. Southern California, 6-0, beat Oregon 20-13. 2. Ohio Slate, 61, beat Michigan Slate 25-20. 3. Kansas. 7-0, beat Colorado 17 14. 4. Penn State 6 0. beal Armv 2K M. 5. Tennessee. 5-1 . beat U I.A 42 In. 6. Purdue. 61, beat Illinois 35-17. 7. Georgia. 5-0 2, lied Houston 10 10. 8. California, 5-1-1, tied Washington 7 7. 9. Michigan, (-1, beal Northwestern 35- 0. 10. Missouri, 61, beat Oklahoma State 42-7. 11. Texas, 5-1-1. beat Southern Methodist :-7. 12 Notre Dame. 5-2. heal Navv 4V14. 13. Southern Methodist lost to Texas W 7 14. Louisiana State, lost to Mississippi 27 24. 15. Houston, 3-12. lied Georgia 10 10 16. Michigan Stale, 4 3, losl to Ohio State 25-20. 17. Arkansas, 1. beat Texas A&M 25 -22. 18. Florida Stale, 42, lost to Virginia Tech 411 22. 19 Ohio University, 74, beat Western Michigan 34 27. 20 Florida, 4 21, losl to Auburn 24 13. National League Eaatera Coaferenee lapllsl IMvMoa W L T Pet Pta. OP Dallas 7 1 0 .875 247 95 New York J 3 0 . 625 19B Washington 3 5 0 . 375 147 Philadelphia 0 8 0 Out) 115 Centary DtvMoa St. Louis 5 3 0 .625 205 Cleveland 5 1 0 .625 182 New Orleans 3 5 0 .375 144 Pittsburgh 2 0 . 250 133 Western Conlereace Coastal IHvuuoa Baltimore 1 1 0 875 2.19 Los Angeles 7 1 0 875 1HO San Francisco .... 4 4 0 . 158 Allanta 1 7 0 .125 113 173 221 240 17S 161 177 207 101 173 260 Central Division Mlnnesola 4 4 0 . 500 189 137 Chicago 4 4 0 .5(10 140 203 Green Bay 3 4 1 .429 164 129 Detroit 4 3 1 .429 144 148 Sunday's Resulta Ralllrrore 2, New York 0 Chicago 13, Green Bay 10 Cleveland 33, San Francisco 21 Dallas 17, New Orleans 3 Los Angeles 10. Detroit 7 Minnesota 27, Washington 14 Pittsburgh 41, Atlanta 21 St. Louts 41. Philadelphia 17 Aunday'sGames Baltimore at Detroit Green Bay al Minnesota Los Angeles at Atlanta New Orleans at Cleveland New York at Dallas Pittsburgh al St. Louis San Francisco at Chicago Washington at Philadelphia Matthews had zipped for 146 job for us all year," Cooper said, backs get Injured, he has had to HILL - Bruised his way for 109 XT i . A 11 yards as the Falcons turned back Riviera Beach, 2012. CHARLIE BROWN, ROOSEVELT - Rambled for 134 yards in 13 carries and scored one TD to pace Maroon Devils to a 14-6 win over North Shore. MARK ZAMMIT, NORTH SHORE - Completed eight of 17 passes for 112 yards in a losing effort to Roosevelt. ANTHONY PENN, CARVER Hit 12 of 18 passing attempts for 196 yards and two touchdowns as tiie Eagles topped Lincoln Park, 39-0. DENNIS DOWNS, VERO BEACH - Scored four TD's and caught three passes for 54 yards as the Indians crushed Cocoa, 55-0. VINCE COLONNA, LEONARD - Ran for 103 yards in only six carries and scored two TD's to help the Lancers whip Martin County, 27-6. DICK HOPKINS, FOREST HILL - Completed nine of 15 passes for 98 yards and two touchdowns in the Falcons' win over Riviera Beach. JACKIE ROBINSON, DAN MCCARTY - Carried the ball 15 times for 116 yards and accounted for a pair of six-pointers in the Eagles' 13-2 win over Palm Beach. TOMMY TOOMBS, KENNEDY Connected on nine of 20 pitches for two touchdowns and 161 yards and scored a TD as the Vikings rolled over Gifford, 33-6. DAN WATSON, LAKE PLACID Converted six extra points and scored four TD's as the Dragons handily stopped John Carroll, 48-6. ALVONZO CLARK, KENNEDY Picked up 111 yards in 25 carries and scored once as part of the Vikings rout of Gifford. DAN KREIDLEK, CLEWISTON Scored two touchdowns and gained 96 yards rushing in the Tigers' 21-7 win over Moore Haven. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Billy Casper made a shambles of the competition with five birdies on the first nine holes and went on to win the $100,000 Lucky International Open Golf Tournament Sunday and be come the second $200,000 yearly money winner in professional golf history. Casper's sparkling final round of 66 gave him a 72 hole total of 269, 15 strokes under par and a tournament record, and the victory by four strokes over Ray Floyd and Don Massengale. The $20,000 first prize money gave the 37-year-old Casper total winnings of $203,389 on the 1968 tour. Only Jack Nicklaus, who won $211,000 last year, has gone to the bank with more money won playing golf In one year. If Cas Sayers. It was the most yardage Sayers has ever amassed in a single game as a professional. The victory was the Bears' third straight and catapulted them Into contention In the scrambled Central Division race. And It was the second straight Sunday the Bears have gained victory In the closing seconds on a Percival field goal. The winning kick came under a rarely-invoked NFL rule per can take either first or second place In next week's Hawaiian Open, his last tournament of the year, he will surpass Nicklaus' total. Big Jack who was not entered in the tournament, has won $155,285 this year, second to Casper. Casper, who has now won six tournaments this year, began the day's play one stroke behind young Dave Stockton of San Bernardino, Calif., but Billy chipped shots Into the cup from off the green on the first and second holes for birdies, then blrdlcd the fifth, sixth and seventh holes in succession while Stockton slipped with two bogeys and just one birdie before the turn. Casper birdied the 10th and 16th holes but bogeyed the 14th have been at Auburn. We have not lost a homecoming game In something like 17 years and everyone was sky high for that one. The Miami players were a lot bigger than Florida's but I will guarantee you that they did not hit as hard. Today's game was a real bruiser and it sure did not begin the way we planned. We thought that if we came out and got to the Gators first we could rap up the game early. Instead, they jumped on us for those quick 10 points and really had us down. This gave Florida a big mental edge but we started playing some good football in the second quarter and were lucky enough to pull the game out. Our big objective now is to keep winning and take the SEC title. I would also like to see us go to a bowl this year because I have not played in one since I have been at Auburn. Then I hope I am selected In the professional draft In January so I can play some pro ball. End Wanted 'Buddies ' Football Standings 7- o i over the past two years. I played that game as a defensive end in fact I played the whole season at end, and last year I was a fullback. Since moving to tight end this year I have really come to like this position best. I wish I could have played here for my whole career. We had planned on using a special tight end pass route today but we never could pull it off. We used the play effectively against Miami last week (Auburn won 31-6) and Florida's linebackers and secondary seem to be laying for It today. On the play I delay a couple of counts at the line of scrimmage and then float out over the middle after the area has been cleared. Florida picked me up real well and we could not complete a pass on the play all day. That Miami game was definitely our best game of the year and it might have been the best game we have played since I American League Caatera Dtvlsioa W L T Pet Pta. OP New York 6 2 0 . 750 111 177 Houston 4 5 0 444 168 158 Boston 3 5 0 .375 128 217 Miami 2 5 1 .286 138 217 Buffalo 1 7 1 .125 1 28 243 W eaters DWIaloa Kansas City 7 2 0 .778 230 124 Oakland 1 0 .750 253 130 San Ulego 6 2 0 .750 242 153 Denver 4 4 0 .500 140 1H1 Cincinnati i 7 0 .222 140 198 Sunday's Keaalta New York 25. Buffalo 21 Denver 35, Boston 14 Houston 27, Cincinnati 17 Oakland 38, Kansas City 21 San Diego 34. Miami 28 Rnnday'a Games Houston at New York Kansas City al Cincinnati Miami at Buffalo Oakland at Denver San Diego at Boston Marine Weather Small boat forecast for the Florida lower east coast through the Bahamas as far a Nassau and southward through the Florida straits Monday: Seas one to three feet; inland waters with a light chop. UPITelephoto INFRACTION Grabbing the face mask is against the rules and Buffalo Bills' cornerback George Byrd is clearly guilty as he catches Jet ball carrier Billy Joe (35) by the face mask during second quarter action at Shea Stadium Sunday. The Bills were not penalized for Byrd's foul. The Jets won the game, 25-21.