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Palm Beach Post-Times The Inside Story Chuck Voorhis bowling roundup and Ed Buck-ow outdoors column both appear on page 14 of today's Post. Also on page 14 are stories on the Florida Gators and FSU Seminoles. More high school football, a college football roundup and the BLscayne Dog Track results are on page 15. Be$t Fishing Bet The wind will call the tune on coastal fishing today. Look for mackerel and blues from Juno northward. Offshore prospects for sails are good. Speckled perch are hitting in the Kissimmee River area. Palm Beach Post-Times, Saturday, Nov. 9, 1968 13 Gamble Pays Off As Trojans Beat Hornets Wildcats Score But Lose To Lancers 13 Leonard Palm Beach ByEDI'LAlSTKD Executive Sports Editor LAKE WORTH - Palm Beach High Coach Len Brown, with a touch of sarcasm, said he saw some improvement in his Wildcat football team after its 13-7 defeat Friday night by Leonard's Lancers. "Hell, yes ," said the unhappy coach, "we scored tonight. That's quite an accomplishment." Actually the Wildcats scored twice or did hey? Their touchdown that counted was a hotly disputed one and the other TD was nullified by a Lake Worth 20 Riviera Beach 12 By DON BOYKIN Staff Writer RIVIERA BEACH Lake Worth Coach Bill Humphrey's decision to go for a touchdown instead of a field goal late in the first half, paved the way to the Trojans' 2012 victory over Riviera Beach's Hor-neis Friday night in a Suncoast Conference football game before a crowd of 1,000. Lake Worth ahead 7-6 at the time had driven lo the Hornets' five-yard line where it had a fourth down and goal-to-goal situation. With able tieid goal kicker Jack LaBay available, it seemed likely that Humphrey would call for the field goal. But instead Humphrey called for a pass some-ili.ng :!ut has not been exactly a Trojan strong point ill.-, year and it resulted in a five-yard scoring play :hat gave Lake Worth a l.'i-6 lead. lolding penalty. It was an evening of discus- . . . w - ' p Ai 1: ...... ft j Yij M U ;k r - n-4g " To....'.. .1.. ;V'". ' - V - - - - - - . 1,500 1,400 of it sat on the Leonard side at Russ Bullard Field saw the underdog Wildcats score first on the disputed play. Jerry Brown, Junior quarterback and son of the head coach, plunged into the line from two yards out and fumbled the ball into the end zone. It was ruled a touchdown and brought Burke out on the field like he was trying out for the Olympics as a sprinter. The TD stood, of course, and Terry Rowe's placement made it 7-0. The Lancers, however, aided by a fine punt return by Danny Stahl and a 24-yard pass play from Charlie Close to Ricky Dunn scored with 3:09 left in the first half. Close, a Junior quarterback, plunged over from the one-foot line. Bob Rease blocked Tom Bonner's placeklck attempt. The second half started on a funny note. John Messer missed the ball on his kickoff attempt. The officials hit Leonard with a 15-yard unsportsmanlike con ions with the officials that end-d with Palm Beach coaches irotesting that the clock was 'lermitted to run during several ime out situations in the closing ninutes. With Leonard in con-rol of the ball and 29 seconds teft, the officials called the Lancers for delay of the game. But the clock didn't stop despite cries from the Wildcat bench until 10 seconds remained. Brown, however, would not fault the officials, although his aides were quite vocal about it. "We just lost," said Brown. Bill Burke, the Leonard coach, didn't fault the officials either after the game. Instead he blamed the area press for almost causing an upset. "You guys must hate us," Burke said, "to make us pre-game favorites. Do you honestly think I would run up the score against any team like that 52-0 prediction in The Post?" A homecoming crowd of about Staff Photo Bv Ursula Seemann W ith the score still, 13-6, the Hornets took possession at their own 39 and drove for a touchdown in 10 plays with Khine once again slamming four yards for the score to bring Kiviera Beach within one point, 13-12. Bubha Saunders then missed the conversion try and the score remained the same with 3:52 left in the game. Lake Worth closed out the scoring three minutes later when Mike (Buffalo) slashed his way Into the end zone from eight yards out. LaBay's second PAT made It 20-12. GRID DUST Lake Worth's standout linebacker, Daven Hildebrant did not dress out. He injured his back early in the week. . .Steve Gilmore, Trojan end, was at 100 per cent condition for the first time this year after being sidelined with mono-nuclelous and a foot Injury. He caught two passes for 17 yards, both for first downs. . .Mike Benefiel was the game's leading ground gainer with 99 yards in 13 carries while Riviera Beach's Rhine picked up 90 yards in 24 carries. jan scoring drive. The game was played Friday night on Riviera's field, with Lake Worth taking a KEY IN DRIVE Chris Ferry, Lake Worth High fullback, slams into the Riviera Beach High line on a short run that was part of a 77-yard Tro- 20-12 nod. Humphrey explained his decision to go for the touchdown instead of the field goal this way: "Believe me we had ideas of going for the field goal. But we had noticed a weakness in the Kiviera Beach defense and we thought we could score on it. And the man was open in the comer of the end Jione just like we hud hoped." The five-yard scoring pass went from quarterback Jim Oat-way to Gary Jacob and although there was a fumble on the extra point try Lake Worth took a 13-6 lead with 1:17 left in the second quarter thai proved to be more than enough. The game billed as a defensive battle started off just the opposite. After Lake Worth was stopped following the opening kickoff, Kiviera Beach marched 57 yards in eight plays with workhorse Jack Khine hulling four yards for the six pointer. Mike Broyles missed the FAT try and the Hornets maintained a 6 0 advantage with 5:32 to go in the first period. But on the ensuing kickoff, Trojan Brian Domigan took the ball on his own four-yard line and dashed 96 yards down the middle of the field for the equalizer. LaBay then put Lake Worth on top, 7-6, with an extra point and the Trojans never trailed the rest of the night. After Lake Worth took a 13-6 halftime lead, both clubs fought to a defensive standoff In the third quarter with neither team ever seriously threatening. But Riviera Beach almost pulled even in the final 12 Carver 22 North Shore 0 By CHUCK OTTERSON Prep Editor DELRAY BEACH Carver's high-flying Eagles soared closer to the coveted District 8-B football championship Friday night with a 22-0 triumph over the stubborn but outclassed North Shore Mustangs. The victory Carver's seventh in eight starts enabled the Eagles to retain their district lead and strengthened their bid for a lofty area and state ranking. Their only loss was a disputed 7-6 setback at the hands of unbeaten Blanche Ely High of Pompano. For North Shore, It was sim STATISTICS LW KB 8 61 m w 4 119 22 105 First Downs Rushing Yardage Passing Yardage Return Yardage 'Kirks, Passes, Fumbles! Passes 340 6 90 Punts 6-29.11 5-35,6 Fumbles Lost 0 0 Yards Penalized 25 10 SCOKINCJ Kiviera Beach 0 0 -12 Lake Worth 7 0 7 - 20 RB-Rhlne4run (Klcklailedl LW - Domigan Kickoff return (LaBav kirk' LW Jacob 5 pass from Oatwav (Kick failed i RB -Rhine 4 unt Kirk failed l LW-Benefiel 8 run (LaBay kick' ATT. -1,000 duct penalty when Burke charged out again. But they marched It right back to the Lancer 40 when Brown came out for the discussion. With 9:09 gone in the third period, Augustine Alvarez made several beautiful moves and raced 46 yards untouched. But the first penalty against a player on either team a holding foul cancelled the effort. Palm Beach missed another good chance when the Wildcats recovered a fumble on the Leonard 23. But on the next play Brown fumbled and Rod Hutchinson recovered. It was an Intercepted pass that set up what proved to be the winning touchdown. Pat Van Wagner grabbed a Brown pass on the Palm Beach 38. Vince Colonna, who lost three fumbles, redeemed himself with a fine gallop to the PB 11. A pass Interference penalty moved the ball to the five and three plays later Close took It up the middle from a yard out. Bonner added the extra point with a kick. The victory, the first ever for Leonard over Palm Beach, gives it a 3-4 won, lost record. The Wildcats are now 1-7 In one of their poorest seasons In years. GRID DUST: It was Leonard's Homecoming and students put on colorful show with floats ...Young Brown shows signs of developing into a good quarterback. ..Close Is one of the better throwers In the area. ..Neither team reported any Injuries in the hard-fought but cleanly played non-conference game. f A v 7 - nL(( c i - - , . . '--'i .r - . . - .4 .-Tr v , k, ... j" - .. Lake Placid 68 ond quarter. North Shore's Ron Daniels broke through to block Hill's extra point attempt. North Shore was unable to pick up a first down on Its next possession and a bad center snap resulted in a Carver safety when Mustang punter Ron Geek picked up the ball in the end zone but was spilled by Carver's Clarence (Head) Robinson before he could get back on the right side of the goal line. With only seconds remaining In the game, a fierce pass rush by the Eagles forced Mark Zam-mit to hurry his throw and linebacker Jerry Anderson intercepted at the 10. The swift Eagle raced Into the end zone untouched. It was his second Inter 0 LaBelle ply a case of being weak defensively where Carver was strongest. Anthony Penn, the Eagles' talented junior quarterback, completed 17 of 34 passes for 179 yards and one touchdown. Offensively, the Mustangs were unable to move the hall against Carver's rock-ribbed defease. They were held to minus 30 yards rushing and plus 63 passing (all In the second half). For Carver, the game served as a tuneup for Friday's showdown battle with Kennedy for the Atlantic Conference championship. The Eagles marched 87 yards in 10 plays for their first touchdown, with Penn firing an 11-yard scoring pass to Alfonso Wilson with 2:31 left In the opening period. Barry Hill's conversion made it 7-0. The next Carver scoring drive covered 63 yards in 12 plays. Lynnwood (Pop) Grover tallied on a 16-yard burst up the middle "Ith 3: 01 remaining in the sec LAKE PLACID - Halfback Rick Wise scored four touchdowns to lead the Lake Placid Green Dragons to a 69-0 route of LaBelle here in a high school football game Friday night. SCORING Lake Plat Id M U 6 14 - 68 LaBelle 0 0 0 0 - 0 LP Wise 46 run ( Watson kirk LP Moore 10 run ' Tiernes run ' LP Adkins 10 pass Irom Watson tWai-son (ailed' LP Tlernev 15 pass Irom Watson ' Wat-sin kick' LP Wise 5 run i Watson kir k ' LP Delancv 5 run I Watson klek ' LP Wise II) run (Watson kick' i.P-Wlsrlrunikirk tailed' LP Mallard.) run (Watson kick ' LP Troulman ho punt return 'Falsiai kirk' ception within a little more than Wise scored on runs of 46, 5, 10 and 4 vards. 8TATHTKS one minute. STATISTICS NS First Downs Itushini! Vani llic .10 lnl Kissing Y, iicl.ige (i.l IT') Return Y.ird.iye ts Vn 1 Kicks. I'assi's, Kumhlesi PB 7 101 4(1 311 1 5 44 4 Okeechobee 21 Moore Haven 14 First Downs Rushing Yardaice Passing Yardage Passes Punts fumbles Lost Yards Penalized - t. , K . -, , . .Vr' -r ',. 5 h .-'--. .a . vp L 17 13 112 H-1VII 3 29.0 1 4 30 - 1 IS 440 Siafll'hotoby Lou Payne SCUKW, Palm Beach 1 Leonard 7 PB Brown 2. run ( Rowe kirk l L Close 1 run 'Kirk blocked) L Close 1 run ( Bonner kick ) Lake Shore 26 Jax. Stanton 20 Play gave Wildcats second period TD despite protests of Leonard High Coach Bill Burke. TOUCHDOWN? Palm Beach High scores as ball squirts out of hands of Jerry Brown (No. 11) but officials ruled he had scored first. The Bobcats are now 5 3. Tackles Lamar Powell and Jerry Ford were outstanding linemen for Lake Shore. McKwen to Bill Ford and Ford's extra point. The Terriers went ahead on a 23-yard aerial from Bill Whitner to Johnny Hall and Whitner's one-pointer. Then came Okeechobee's two fourth period scores one a 10 yard McKwen to Bruce Homer pass, the other a three yard run by Ford. Jim Harvey played an outstanding defensive game for the Brahmans with 14 unassisted tackles. McKwen, a 5-foot-7, 120 pound freshman guided Okeechobee upset. STATISTICS Frostproof 46 John Carroll 14 I Football I Results MOORE HAVEN - Okeechobee broke Into the win column Friday night with a 21-14 upset over Moore Haven High. The Brahmans pushed a pair of fourth period tallies across to surprise the favored Moore Haven gridders. Okeechobee had a record of 0-5-1 going Into the game, but rallied twice for the victory which left the Terriers with a 4-4 mark. Moore Haven posted the first touchdown after recovering a fumble on the Brahmans' 12. Two plays later George Ballum punched over from two-yards out and Harley Turner kicked the PAT. Okeechobee knotted the score In the second period with an eight yard pass from Bill S 7 97 1112 6 17 1 4 HI I) 1 I.S n Ml 115 10-12 32(111 0 45 First Downs Kushlny Yardage Piisslny YanlaKt' Passes funis Fumbles- Lost Yards Prnalii-d BELLE GLADE Lake Shore High tuned up for next week's Roosevelt game with a 26 20 football victory over visiting Jacksonville Stanton here Friday night. The Bobcats scored in the first period on a 60-yard run by quarterback Freddie Allen, who raced around right end on a keeper play. Halfback James Benjamin, leading ground gainer among the independents, scored the second touchdown for Lake Shore on a 7-yard run. End Carlton Wise hauled in a 20 yard pass from Allen in the third quarter and halfback James Andrews raced 13 yards both for Lake Shore scores. FROSTPROOF Frostprool High continued to enjoy its first winning football season in 21 STATISTICS MH years frlday night with a 46-14 romp over John Carroll. Frostproof pushed 33 points across In the first half to put the game out of distance. It was the hometowners' sixth victory In sevn outings. The loss dropped Carroll's record to 2-6 7 112 18 41) J44) 535 Packers Si icn First Downii Rushing Yardage Passing Yardage Return Yardage i Kicks. Passes. Fumbles) Passes Punts Fumbles Lost Yards Penalized scukim; l.ako Shore 1 7 21 Stanton I. las I 1 I I I ! LS Allen Ml run. (Allen run' S Hays ;I0 pass from Williams (Tavlor kick i LS Benjamin 7 run 'Mark run l S Havs VI pass from Williams I.S Wise U pass from Allen (Kick failed' S Rick Williams. 40 pass from Reuben WllliamsiTavlorklrki LS Andrews 15 run (kick failed I 14 165 .10 19 132 2-30 3 59 Kicker Mercer Brack Nabs Racing Bobbv Brack took over th lead on the 11th lap of the 50-1 at: main event for modifieds Friday night at the Palm Beach Fairgrounds Speedwav and scored a win over Larrv Rogero. Dickie Brack finished third, followed by Wimpy Bailey and BillTouten. Twenty-four cars showed up for the destruction derbv, with Ed Hauke emerging as the winner in the first "bash" of the season. Newly-crowned state champi on Gary Ballough set a new track record with a 92.708 mph and 19.42 seconds for the single lap. But In the third heat, Ballough crashed Into the wall and was able to complete only one lap In the feature. Other results: First Heat: Ted LaFleur, Bobby Brack, Dickey Brack. Second Heat: Gene Slat-tery, Paul Conners, Gene Wynn. Third Heat: Roy Clanton, Randv Tissot, Bobby Harvey. Main: B. Brack, Rogero, D. Brack, Bailey, Tuten. STATISTICS JC Pahokee Immokalee 26 0 r 14 .111 US 4 122 1 49 3 ISO 5 1.U 28 16 1 4 11 O 24 First Downs RushlnK Yardage Passing Yanlajie Passes Pun(s fumbles Lost Yards Penalized HIGH SCHOOLS Leonard 13, Palm Beach 7 Carver 22, North Shore 0 Lake Worth 20, Riviera 12 Roosevelt 31, LPA0 Boca 7, Belle Glade 6 McCartv7,ForestHill7(tle) Seacrest 28, Satellite 0 Newman 13, LaSalleO Okeechobee 21, Moore Haven 14 Frostproof 46, Carroll 14 Vera 27, Martin C. 6 Lake Shore 26, Jax. Stan. 20 Pahokee 26, Immokalee 0 . Lake Placid 68. LaBelle 0 Czech Hockey Tour PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia (AP) The Czechoslovakian hockey team will tour Canada in December and play six matches with Canadian teams, MIroslav Subrt, vice chairman of the Czechoslovak Hockey section, said Friday. Raiders CallQB Davidson GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -The Green Bay Packers signed kicking specialist Mike Mercer Friday in an attempt to take up the slack in their bid for a fourth straight National Football League championship. Mercer was added to the roster after making a favorable impression on Coach Phil Bengtson, who commented, "I think he can do the Job." The Packers will have to drop one player to make room for Mercer but a club spokesman said he did not know who it OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Raiders said Friday they will activate veteran quarterback Cotton Davidson to play in Sundiy's game against the Denver Broncos if Daryie Lamonica Is unable to play. Lamonica, the American Football League's player of the year In 1968, suffered a knj-e Injury last week. He has been working out this week, but It is not yet known if he can play Sunday. George Blanda, long-time quarterback, will start if Lamonica Is unable lo play, but Raider Coach John Rauch said he will activate Davidson, who haf been manning press-box phones this season, for the game. time Friday night scoring 12 points In the first quarter. Pahokee had lost to Seacrest and Hollywood Chaminade the previous two weeks. SCORING Immokalee I I It- I Pahokee It 7 7-N P Sterling .1 run (kick failed) P-W. Osborne 64 punt return (kirk failed' Slerllng 9 run ( Mcintosh kick ) P Williams 12 run ( Mtlnlosh kick) SCORING John Carroll 0 7 0 7 14 frostproof 13 20 7 6- f Chanev3run ' kirk failed i f Stephens 33 pass from Wilson (Stevenson, klckt JC-fjlbbonsS. run iBoudlasklrk' f Chanev 19. run. 'Stevenson kick' f (.rlffin'Mrun kirk failed ' f franklin 12 pass from Wilson (stpvpnson, run i F Davis. 1 run. (Stevenson klrkl .11' Mitchell s. run. Boudlas kirk f Davis 1 aji I kirk blocked I IMMOKALEE - Hard-charging Leopold Sterling scored two touchdowns to put Pahokee back on the winning trail with a surprisingly easy 26-0 win over Immokalee here Friday night in a high school football game. The Blue Devils had lost their last two contests both to unbeaten teams but wasted little Ljwould be.

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