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HIGH SCHOOLS By Chuck Otterson Orange Bowl: Penn State Vs. Georgia Or Auburn and Tennessee carted home $330,000 each. "We have wanted Penn State very badly," said a spokesman. The Lions moved from fourth to third place nationally this week. Georgia bounced up from ninth to fifth after a 51 0 slaughter of Florida, and Auburn barely missed the Top Ten after a 28-14 win over Tennessee. Penn State, Georgia and Au burn all fill the Orange Bowl requirement for flashy offenses. The first two are averaging 27 points and Auburn 25 a game. Although Penn State doesn't wind up its season until an important game with Syracuse Dec. 7, and Georgia and Auburn play their last games Nov. 30, the spokesman said the Orange Bowl line-up probably would be announced at noon Mondav. SEC is an ideal arrangement for the Miami Bowl, which seeks an intersectionul game between high-scoring teams with the highest possible national rankings. In recent years, what the Orange Bowl wanted, the Orange Bowl got, and not because of the fine New Year's Day weather and the festivities it plans for the teams. Last year, Oklahoma MIAMI, Fla. APi Penn Slate's unbeaten Eastern powerhouse is Orange Bowl-bound and the opponent (or the Nittany Lions is likely to emerge from Saturday's ciash between Auburn and Georgia of the Southeastern Conference. Officially, the Orange Bowl can't invite its teams until Nov. IS. But there is no room for doubt that a gentleman's agree ment was reached Saturday with Penn State after the 22-7 stomping of the Miami Hurricanes for victory No. 7. And an invitation to the Auburn-Georgia winner for the second spot is "certainly a possibility," sayd Jack Baldwin, chairman of the selection committee. A meeting between the pride of the East and a giant of the Coaches View Vero-Seacrest It's been more than two years since Seacrest High lost a regular season football game. The Seahawks were last defeated Nov. 11, 1966. when Coach Jim McDowell's Vero Beach I idians handed them a 25-7 setback at Vero Beach. Since that time Randv Cooper's Seahawks have compiled a streak of 2-0 regular season games without a loss. The string was marred only by a scoreless tie in the 'ast game of the 1966 campaign and a 14 6 defeat at the hant,s of Jacksonville Englewood in the 1967 Meninak Bowl contest, a post-season affair. Vero Beach s last loss came Nov. 10, 1967, when Seacrest walloped the Fighting Indians 35-0 at Dels ay Beach. Since that time Vero Beach has won nine straight games, completing its 1967 season under McDowell with a lopsided win over arch-rival Dan McCarty High of Fort Pierre and sailing through its first eight starts of 1968 victorious under new Head Coach Dan Thweatt. The Palm Beach Post The Inside Story Inside today's Post you will find Ed Buckow's Outdoors column and the Biscayne Dog Track results on page 16. Page 17 has Chuck Voorhis' report on the current PGA meeting here. Page 18 features Chip Shots and a story on the Davis Cup Zone tennis matches. Best Fishing Bet The season's first strong northwester today may be expected to push schools of bluefish, mackerel and pompano southward. Look for early action in the area from Juno Beach northward to Jensen Beach. Fishing in Lake Worth should also improve. Tuesday, Nov. 13, 19G8 15 1 --at Am i . '" ft I 1 J USC Pulls Away In Football Poll JACOBS KNOWLES BROWN v. By thr Asseciated Press The Trojans of Southern California were runaway winners over Ohio State Monday in the Associated Press' weekly college football poll after their most impressive showing in four games. Steve Sogge's passing and the running of O. J. Simpson sparked Southern Cal to an easy 35-17 triumph over California and earned the defending national champions 32 first-place votes and 908 points on the 46 ballots cast by sports writers spot to 14th despite a 27-7 win over Memphis State. Of those teams still in the Top Twenty, Purdue fell from sixth to 15th after seeing their Rose Bowl hopes chilled by Minnesota 27-13. Alabama, one of two new teams among the elite was 16th. The Crimson Tide whipped Louisiana State 16-7. Ohio University, one of six major unbeaten-untied teams, lost one place to 17th after barely nipping Bowling Green 28-27. California's big loss to Southern Cal sent the Golden Bears reeling seven spots to 18th. Indiana joined the ranks in 19th place by upsetting Michigan State 24-22 while idle Wyoming lost ground from 19th to 14(tth. Michigan State and Louisiana State failed to make the Top Twenty after being ranked 17th and 20th last week. ... .'C - Li I'PI Tclephoto and broadcasters across the nation. Ohio State, which trailed by only 13 points last week, received 14 first-place votes, same as a week ago, and 864 points after crushing Wisconsin 4.1-8. Southern Cal had 19 first-place votes last week. Penn State, with a 7-0 record like the top two teams, moved up from fourth to third in the wake of a 22-7 thumping of Miami, Fla. The Nittany Lions picked up the other first-place vote. Kansas, dropped from the unbeaten ranks 27-23 by Oklahoma, fell from third to seventh place. Also hopping over the Jayhawkers were Michigan, up from seventh to fourth after a 36-0 rout of Illinois; Georgia, which jumped four places to No. 5 after mauling Florida 51-0, and Missouri, up from eighth to sixth thanks to a 42-7 romp over Iowa State. Rounding out the Top Ten were Texas, Notre Dame and Arkansas, up two, three and four spots, respectively. The longhorns ripped Baylor 47-26, Notre Dame walloped Pitt 56-7 and Arkansas bombed Rice 46-21. Tennessee dropped from fifth to 11th after losing to Auburn 28 14, the vols' first setback. Auburn's giant-killers, upset winners for the third week in a row, rose from 18th to 12th, the biggest jump. Oregon State climbed two places to 13th by crushing UCLA 45-21. Houston tell one ONE OF THREE An official sig- rolled up 127 yards in 17 carries nals a touchdown when running against New Orleaas Sunday and back for Cleveland, Leroy Kelly scored three touchdowns in game at snagged a pass in the end zone from Cleveland-Browns won 35-17. quarterback Bill Nelson. Kelly Seacrest, meanwhile, has rolled up a regular season winning streak of 18 straight games, best in the school's history. One of those streaks is destined to come to an end Friday night when the two clubs collide at Vero Beach. At stake: the Suncoast Conference Eastern Division championship and the District 3-AA crown, good for a berth in the state playoffs. What has happened so far this season is like a series of short subjects in a movie theater. Coming up Friday Is the feature attraction. Many of Seacrest's and Vero's victories have been like travelogues, with the Hawks and Indians making rapid journeys from one end of the field to the other. Others were more like comedies, although they were probably more tragic than comic to their vanquished foes. Now it's time for the epic, a classic in the Cecil B. DcMille tradition, a veritable "Giant" among the high school football games of the year. And, barring a tie, one club's unbeaten record will be "Gone With The Wind" following Friday's clash. Who will win it? That's the question we asked the other five Suncoast East head coaches, all of whom have seen both teams in action. Palm Beach, Riviera Beach and Forest Hill have lost to both. Lake Worth lost to Vero and also fell to Seacrest during a pre-season jamboree. Dan McCarty lost to Seacrest and was involved in a jamboree that also included Vero, although the two clubs did not play each other. Here's what the coaches had tosav: LEN BROWN, Palm Beach "They both have real good offensive clubs. I believe Vero's just a little stronger than Seacrest physically. Vero is a big, strong type of ball control team, while Seacrest is explosive; they can break the game wide open any time. I don't think they'll be able to turn the corner on (Gary) Parris' side; maybe they can on the other side, I don't know. I'd have to pick Vero Beach bv about three touchdowns to two." JERRY JACOBS, Palm Beach "It should he a heck of a battle. I think Seacrest is going to win it myself. I think Seacrest has more offense and they're pretty close defensively. I nless Vero can come up with a great defensive effort, I think Seacrest will win." LINCOLN KNOWLES, Riviera Beach "It'll be a tough game. Vero's a little bigger and has a little more depth, but I'd take Seacrest simply because I feel Seacrest's speed will be the big difference. Also, I think (Steve) Hardin's one of the most under-rated quarterbacks In the area. He's one of the best passers I've ever seen around here. I think two touchdowns will win it." BILL HUMPHREY, Lake Worth "I d have to call it a toss-up. Vero is bigger and stronger up front, hut Seacrest Is more explosive in the backfield. They're both fine football teams. If any team makes many mistakes, they'll lose it. Both have under rated quarterbacks; both of these boys (Seacrest's Hardin and Vero's Tim Testerman) can throw the ball real well." MICK VILANI), Dan McCarty "1 think one of the keys to the ball game Is going to be Vero's ability to stop Seacrest's passing attack. Seacrest has the advantage in speed, but I don't think they'll be able to push Vero around, so they'll have to call on their passer. I'd hate to have to call it." Comparative scores reveal little, if anything. Seacrest hail an edge against Forest Hill (28(1 compared with Vero's 14-0 1, but Vero Beach whipped Palm Beach 37-7, while Seacrest managed only a 12-6 win. Both trounced Riviera Beach, Seacrest bv 31 6 and Vero by 34 2. But comparative scores provide only a rough yardstick at best. The score that counts will be the one posted on Vero's board Friday night. UPI Grid Poll Points Team APGrid Poll Thr top 20. wilh Nrstplace voles, records and lolal poinls. Points awarded for firsl 15 picks on basis of 20-18-1( 141210 9 8-7S-5-1 -.'I-2-1: 1. Southern California I8 .... 7-0 WIN 2. Ohio State iHi 7-0 Htil 1 Penn State 1 7 0 7-14. 4. Michigan 71 542 5. (irorgia 6-0 2 5.10 6. Missouri 7 1 m 7. Kansas 71 W2 H. Texas 6 11 .171 9. Notre Dame 6-2 21,1 111. Arkansas 71 1W 11. Tennessee 5-1-1 IKS 12. Auburn 6 2 172 I I. Oregon Stale 6 2 150 14. Houslon 4-12 Ml 15. Purdue 6 2 111 16. Alabama 6-2 611 17. Ohio U 8-0 49 18. California 5-2-1 .11 19. Indiana 6-2 .10 20. Wvominu 6-2 26 Others receiving votes, listed alphabetically: Arizona. Arizona State. Army, Harvard, Iowa. Michigan Slate. Minnesota. Mississippi, North Texas State. Oklahoma. Southern Methodlsl. Svracuse. Texas Tech. Virginia Tech. Yale. 340 296 278 180 171 164 121 117 46 45 1. Southern Cal. (27X7-0) 2. Ohio St. 17) (7-0) 3. Penn St. (1) (7-0) 4. Michigan (7-1) 5. Georgia (6-0-2) 6. Missouri (7-1) 7. Kansas (7-1) 8. Texas (6-1-1) 9. Auburn (6-1) 10. Tennessee (5-1-1 ) Florida Views orror Film' 6H Second 10 11. Notre Dame (36); 12. Houston (32); 13. Arkansas (28); 14. Oregon St. (27); 15. Purdue (10); 16. Alabama (6); 17. Ohio Univ. (5); 18. tie, Yule and Texas Tech (4); 20. Southern Methodist (2). I Score I Board I Offensively, Maliska and flanker Guy McTheny played well and Graves cited Walker lor his hard running. On the defensive team tackle Bill Dorsey was credited with 10 tackles, linebacker Tom Abdel-nour with 14 and safety Skip Al-burvwith 11. NBA Roundup Kustern Division Trojans' Secret: Two Quarterbacks Won Lost I'd. Behind Cincinnati 8 2 .Mm i ri.illimoro 1(1 .1 .7119 - Huston 7 3 700 l'j Detroit 6 5 . 545 .1 Philadelphia 4 4 .500 V, New York 5 10 ..ill 6 Milwaukee ' 8 .200 6', Western Division l.os Angeles 9 4 .692 - Atlanta 6 6 .Ml V, San Diego 5 5 :m 2', Phoenix 5 5 .5'1l 2'., San hi ancisco ...5 7 .417 .I'j Chicago 5 9 ..157 4', Seattle 4 10 ,286 Jl, Liston Boxes Rischer By EI) PAY ELK A GAINESVILLE - With cold, blustery winds kicking. up and a slippery practice licld due to morning r;i ins awaiting the Gators Monday afternoon, Florida Coach Kay Graves decided to keep his squad out ol the elements as much as possible and inside to Hatch the Georgia game liltti. So many players were under the weather Sunday, due to colds and injuries received in the rain soaked Georgia fiasco, that the customary showing ol the game tilm was put oil until Monday. Following the lilm there was a brief running session starting at 5:. '10 and ending at ti o'clock. The big problem now facing Graves as he trios to prepare for the Gators' last two games with Kentucky and Miami is injuries. Eight first string players are now out, tour each from the of lense and defense. Most serious of those injured appear to be center Kim Helton, sprained ankle; defensive tackle Jim Hadley, bruised shoulder and sprained hand; cornerback Steve Tannen, pulled muscle; quartet back Jackie Eckdahl, sprained thumb on passing hand and lullback Larry Smith, sprained arch and bruised knee and shoulder. It is not known. Graves said, if these players will be at full speed for the Wildcats in Lexington Saturday, but he plans at this lime to go with virtually the same lineup he has been using. Only likely new face will be Paul Maliska, who will replace Ted llager at split end and possibly Garry Walker in place of oft-injured tailback Tom Christian. Graves also announced that he will return to "our normal staff organization with coach Kenslet returning to oflense and Coach Gene Ellenson back to heail the defense. Coach Lindy Infante will work with offensive backs in place ol Fred Pancoast, who is in the hospital after having his appendix taken out last Friday." Looking back at Saturday's 51-0 drumming. Graves said, "We are all embarrassed about the Georgia game. We are glad to have two games left, however, in which to try to come back and salvage something from this season, if only our pride. We have a chance to have a winning season and to capture the stale championship by beating Miami and these are the goals left." (raves said he did find some consolation alter he viewed several showings of Saturday's horror movie. omore into the starting job at flanker. Chandler also kept to his duties returning punt kicks. "At the start of the season, I didn't know if I would be playing at quarterback, defensive halfback, split end or flanker," Chandler recalled. After the .15-17 triumph over Cal, he added, "Now 1 think I'll stay at flanker." The senior Sogge, who has guided the Trojans to 17 victories in 18 games the past two years, provided more explanation. "Bobby was a quarterback at the start of the year and we do a lot of talking. We discuss what to throw against different defenses, what moves would be effective. LOS ANGELES (AP) Take two compatible quarterbacks, Mix one and drill for hours. Throw Into competitive heat and you have: Southern California's newest football passing combination-Steve Sogge to Bobby Chandler. Because of It, California's vaunted defense couldn't key on All-American runner O.J. Simpson. Neither will Oregon State on Saturday In the Pacific-Rose Bowl decider. Chandler found himself a man on the spot as USC prepared for California's invasion last Saturday. The week before, Jim Lawrence suffered a shoulder fracture and coach John McKay moved the 174-pound soph PITTSBURGH (AP) - Sonny Liston, whose menacing glare once sent shudders through fight crowds and opponents alike, is out to regain the heavyweight championship. But it's a long, dreary road back for the 36-year-old former champion. There are 10-round-ers in places like Juarez and Pittsburgh, workouts in musty gyms and constant claims that the top of the class is afraid of him. Liston, 229, will try Tuesday for his 11th straight knockout Saturday's Results tialtimoro 109. San Diego 107 Huston 98. Milwaukee 97 Philadelphia 114, Seattle 94 Cincinnati 110. Chicago 104 Atlanta U.'i, San Francisco 106 Onlv games scheduled. Sundav's Results l.os Angeles. IM). New York 1IW Phoenix 1WI. Detroit 128. overtime Onlv games scheduled, Mondays (tames Seattle vs Philadelphia al Boston San Diego al Boston Oniv games scheduled. Tuesday's tiames Seattle al Milwaukee San Diego at Chicago Allanta at San Kranclsco Cincinnati al Baltimore Onlv games scheduled. since he decided to leave the comfort of a Las Vegas home in September of 1967 and begin a battle to the top once again. He will meet Roger Rischer, a journeyman from Forth Worth, Tex., who calls himself a "master boxer." He has beaten British champion Henry Cooper and says Boston Celtics basketball player-Coach Bill Russell once advised him to stick to basketball. "Rischer Is one of the few guys I could find who wasn't afraid to fight me," says Liston. FSU Seminoles Are Optimistic "n ABA Roundup KaMern Ol vis Ion Hun 1-tM Pit. Bchini Minm-Mta 1 M.l Krniuckv 5 4 .Vth I1-, New York 4 4 2 Miami : 4 .42 2'7 Inrtidiui 2 1 ,222 4'2 WfHtcrn Olvhion O.ikhind H ,8K!t - New Urlfans 4 .1 ..iTl .1 Houston 2 '( 4IMI 4 i.os Anyi'les 2 .'i ,4iM) 4 Denver 2 4 ..lit 4'3 Uill.is 1 4 .2(H) r Saturday' KfMilta Svw York !w. Kerilurkv Induma 112. I.os AnsHt'S ID" UMlds 12H, Houston Onlv njmes scheduled. Sunday's Kraults Minnesota I If. New York Oakland 117, Miami 12H Onlv names scheduled. Monday' Games Oakland al New Orleans Onlv name scheduled. Tuesday's Oamm Oakland al Houston Dallas at Denver Indiana at New York Miami at Minnesota Onlv names scheduled. Kiick Made Heady Play In Buffalo MIAMI, Fla. (API The play was a sweep to the right but when Jim Kiick, the young rookie back of the Miami Dolphins, got to the corner the area was swarming with Buffalo Bills. "Buffalo was pursuing very well," Kiick said. "Everything was pretty confusing. "I thought to myself, 'You know, if you act like you're gonna throw the ball maybe that will slow these guvs down a little. "So I switched hands as if I was getting set to pass. It slowed them down enough that I could reverse my field and pick up some yardage." Kiick, one of the more promising first-year men in the American Football League, gained 35 yards on that play, 111 altogether, and scored the winning touchdown as the Dolphins beat Buffalo 21-17. "I didn't know what Jim was going to do," said Quarterback Bob Griese. "We didn't even have a halfback option play In our game plan." "That's what makes Kiick a potentially great pro football player," Backfield Coach John Idzik said. "He's always using his head out there." With 415 yards in 113 carries, Kiick stands within one yard of the Dolphins' single-season rushing record. He also has caught passes in eight of nine games. Kentucky Drills LEXINGTON, Ky. (API-Kentucky football Coach Charlie Bradshaw, unhappy with his offense during last Saturday's 6-0 shutout by Vanderbllt, put the offensive line through contact drills Monday. The rest of the squad worked out without pads in a normal Monday practice. Bradshaw reported that star tailback Dicky Lyons, who suffered a shoulder injury on the opening kickoff last Saturday, will be out this Saturday when the Wildcats meet Florida and is doubtful for the final game against Tennessee. 1 i L 1 aa i a. ' 1 1V.B. at- - . ' 1 V By JACK HARPER TALLAHASSEE (AFN) -Florida State Head Coach Bill Peterson handed out two game awards Monday and said he'd like to give more to his Seminoles for their play In their 27-14 win over Mississippi State Saturday. Honored were defensive back Clint Burton with the Savage Award and offensive guard Larry Pendleton, Tomahawk Award. The awards are given by the coaching staff after viewing game films. Cold, wet weather kept the Seminoles off the practice field Monday. Mississippi State game films were shown in a locker room meeting and Peterson began familiarizing them with North CarolinaState's offense. A subtle optimism was beginning to build In the Seminole camp, but no one would talk about It. After the comeback Saturday visions of a Sun or Lib-, erty Bowl bid are again possible. Coaches and players would like to be among the few Florida teams going to a bowl this year. Florida A&M will be In the Orange Blossom Classic In Miami, but it Isn't likely the University of Florida Gators or Miami Hur ricanes will get a bid anywhere. To do it the Seminoles have to get by N.C. State, Wake Forest and Houston, all powerhouses. That would give them an 8-2 season and bowl prospects. "Ron Sellers was his old self Saturday," Peterson said. "He's well now after the flu and that Charlie horse." Peterson was high In his praises of his boys. "Bill Cappleman continues to make strides at quarterback, and Tom Bailey had a particularly outstanding game at fullback," he said. Burton, the savage award winner, had seven tackles plus two assists, Intercepted two passes, and deflected another one on a key play. Pendieton, the offense winner, turned In some top blocking which enabled the Seminoles to get their running game going. "We were mentally ready for Mississippi State," Peterson aid. "We've got to stay that way. N.C. State beat us last year the game after we tied Alabama 37-37." The Seminoles were nursing more than their normal share of bruises from the Mississippi State game, but apparently nothing serious, enough to out anybody out of action. 'n. StUr ' f. ...... , NHL Roundup K.asl Division KIT Pis. ;kg Montreal 9 2 2 20 45 27 New York 9 4 0 18 44 .10 Boston 8 4 1 17 42 28 Toronto 6 4 1 1.1 25 25 Chicago 6 6 II 12 52 45 Detroil 5 5 2 12 47 4.1 West Division St. txlbis 6 6 2 14 44 M l.os Angeles 5 5 1 11 25 .16 Philadelphia 4 7 2 10 25 42 Minnesota 4 8 1 9 .12 Oakland .1 8 2 8 28 4.1 Pittsburgh 2 8 2 6 26 41 Saturday's Results Montreal 4. Si. l.ouis 1 I.os Angeles .1. Toronto 1 Minnesota 6. Detroit 4 Philadelphia .1. Plllsburgh 0 Onlv games scheduled Sunday's Kesults New York 4. ( hleago 2 Montreal 4. Delroll 1. lie St. l.ouis 1. Boston 1. tie Toronto 3. Oakland 1 Onlv games si heduli-d Monday's (tames No games scheduled. Tuesday's Games Oakland at l.ns Angeles Onlv game scheduled. NO LOVE INTENDED Kansas City's Bobby Holmes (45), who ran the Cincinnati Bengals ragged all afternoon, swept his own left end for 19 yards to the Bengals 36-yard line before being bear hugged by Cincinnati's Charlie King in second quarter of AFL game here today. The Chiefs Jan Stenerud kicked three field goals and Holmes scored the only touchdown of the game as they beat the Bengals, 16-9. VET KLTl'KNS The veteran Guillermo Trejo is returning to the jai-alai squad at the West Palm Beach Fronton. He'll be starting his 10th season when the local fronton swings into action for the season Friday night at"::!0.

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