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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 17

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Tuesday, November 19, 1968
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Bowl Picture Firms Up: Kansas To Face Penn State In Orange; Other Teams Ink oming, Arizona State or Missouri. GATOR BOWL Missouri vs. unnamed opponent (in running are Florida State, Wyoming, Arizona. Bowls still to be filled are the Liberty Bowl at Memphis, Tenn., Dec. 14 and the Peach Bowl at Atlanta, Ga. Smaller bowls to be filled include the Tangerine, Mineral Water, Pecan and Camellia. play in the Gator Bowl at Jacksonville Dec. 28. The Tigers, with a 7-2 record, face Kansas Saturday with the Big Eight title in the balance. The post-season puzzle began to take shape last Saturday night after top-ranked University of Southern California beat Oregon State to nail down the host berth in the Rose Bowl at Pasadena, Calif, on New Year's Dav. bowl berths were Georgia, Tennessee and Auburn. The Auburn Tigers accepted a bid to play in the Sun Bowl, Dec. 28, at El Paso, Tex., while Tennessee signed to compete in the Cotton Bowl at Dallas, Tex., on New Year's Day. Georgia, champion of the Southeastern Conference, accepted a Sugar Bowl bid at New Orleans, La., Jan. 1. Missouri accepted a bid to ROSE BOWL - USC vs. Big Ten champion (Ohio State or Michigan). SUGAR BOWL - Georgia vs. Texas or Arkansas. COTTON BOWL - Tennessee vs. southwestern conference champion (Texas or Arkansas) ORANGE BOWL - Penn State vs. Kansas. BLUEBONNET BOWL - Oklahoma vs. Southern Methodist. SUN BOWL - Auburn vs. Wv- The visiting team's spot in the Rose Bowl will be filled by the winner of next Saturday's Big Ten title game between Ohio State and Michigan. Actually, the first team to accept a bowl bid before the 1968 collegiate season was over was Ohio University. The Ohioans accepted a bid to the Tangerine Bowl at Orlando, Fla. Here's how the bowl games shape up: to be played Jan. 1 at Miami, was one of two major bowl games filled during the day in which three teams from the Southwest accepted bids. . The other bowl game filled was the Bluebonnet scheduled Dec. 31 at Houston, Tex. It will involved Oklahoma of the Big Eight and Southern Methodist of the Southwest Conference. The Southeast teams landing By UntM Pran IMtriaHMl Powerful Penn State, determined to prove that Eastern football is on the upgrade, and Kansas, surprise team of the Midlands, Monday accepted invitations to play in the Orange Bowl as post-season bowl sponsors across the nation began the task of lining up opponents for the holiday season extravaganzas. The Orange Bowl, scheduled iThe Palm Beach HIGH SCHOOLS By Chuck Ottersort Best Fishing Bet Post! 19, 1968-17 TUESDAY MORNING. NOVEMBER Protest Denied Lake BYDONBOYKIN Staff Writer Willie Irvin, head football Coach at Lake Shore High, and Floyd Lay, executive Secretary of the Florida High School Activities Association, just do not see eye to eye. Irvin said Monday that he had sent a formal protest to Lay disputing the Bobcats' riot-marred Prep Football's Unsung Heroes Most of the publicity emanating from last week's Roosevelt-Lake Shore football game was concerned with the riot that followed the game. But there was plenty of action on the gridiron during the game. The outstanding defensive play of Lake Shore's James Andrews and Tyrone Gaines made it difficult for the Maroon Devils to move the ball on the ground, so Roosevelt reached into its bag of tricks to come up with a new passing combination. Wayne Bythwood, who is ordinarily on the receiving end, was pressed into action as a passer and connected with Willie Black on a fourth down aerial that kept the Devils' winning TD march alive. "This isn't one of our regular pass combinations, said Roosevelt Coach Alphonso Sutton, "but when Bythwood completed a fourth down pass to Lake Shore's 30 wim little more than a minute remaining it kept our drive going." Sutton nominated Bythwood and Black for the weekly Post-Times Unsung Hero list of prep gridders. Lake Shore Coach Willie Irvin named Andrews, who rushed up from his defensive halfback post to make seven tackles behind the line of scrimmage, and Gaines, an end, who stopped Roosevelt's sweeps to his side and made 12 tackles. Other I'nsung Heroes: PALM BEACH GARDENS - Randy Irwin and Pete Demus were Coach Jim Pigott's choices. Both were credited with good efforts against the Palm Beach High junior varsity. BELLE GLADE Coach Red Jenkins wasn't too happy with his squad's performance against Martin County, but said middle guard Benny Parrish did a good job on defense. Parrish was credited with four tackles and 10 assists. ST. ANDREW'S - Bill Taylor, who plays tackle on offense and end on defense, earned the nomination of Coach Jim Davis for his play against Pine Crest. On the basis of the pompano appear to be Lake Worth. The latest small boat fishing for Inlet, but look for the both mackerel and blues mate protest. "I am protesting a cold fact," he said. "The referee should not have placed the ball on the two-yard line after the pass interference call. The rule in high school football is that a pass interference call results in a 15-yard penalty, therefore the ball should have been brought back to the 45 and 15 yards should have been stepped off agaiast us. "I am nqt arguing the pass interference call. But the ball should not have been put on the two. I feel I have a legitimate right to protest. This is not a judgment call, ... it is a case of cold facts and rules." But despite Irvin's vehement claim, Lay said from his Gainesville office late Monday afternoon that no protest is ever accepted and therefore the game will remain 19-18 in favor of Roosevelt. Lay quoted Rule Number 21 of the Florida High School Activities Association regulations. "The decision of the officials of the game will be final. No protest will be allowed." Lay then spoke more informally. "No protest of any kind is Injured Quarterbacks Slow Pro Footballers North Dakota State has accepted a spot in the Pecan Bowl. Penn State, ranked third in the UPI ratings of major college teams, will be making its first appearance in the Orange Bowl. Kansas, making its third bowl appearance in history. One of Kansas's previous bowl games was in a 1948 Orange Bowl appearance. Coach Joe Paterno's Nittany Lions have an 8-6 record and have regular season games remaining against Pittsburgh and Syracuse. Kansas 8-1, is tied for the Big Eight conference lead. It will mark the first time in recent years that the Orange Bowl representative hasn't come from the Southeast. One of the schools in the running for the Orange Bowl, Tennessee, decided on the Cotton Bowl berth. The Vols, making their fourth straight post-season appearance, nailed down the Cotton Bowl bid Saturday with i surprisingly easy 314) win ever Mississippi. Georgia will play either Texas or Arkansas in the Sugar Bowl, depending on which of the two schools take 'he Cotton Bowl berth and the Southwest championship. The Southwest title won't be determined until Thanksgiving Hay, but Arkansas and Texas now seem headed for a co-championship. If the Razorbacks and Long-horns finish in a tie, Texas will get the Cotton Bowl bid because it beat Arkansas during the regular season. The Bluebonnet Bowl will be played indoors in the Houston Astrodome and involves pass-happy SMU, a team with a chance to share in the Southwest Conference title. The Mustangs face an Oklahoma club also in the running for a share of the Big Eight crown. moner Load Won't Pick NEW YORK (AP) - Coach Chuck Fairbanks, whose Oklahoma football team defeated Kansas and Missouri on successive week-ends, declined Monday to pick a winner in the game Saturday between the Big Eight Conference co-leaders. "It should be a terrific game," Fairbanks told New York Football writers in a long distance telephone interview. "I couldn't begin to make a choice. It will be decided on emotion." Fairbanks called Kansas an explosive team and said Missouri excelled in defense. "Kansas has good runners and a sound defense," he added. "Missouri has one of the strong est running teams I've seen and it's a team that fails to make mistakes. It's a team that will assault you." Oklahoma, picked Monday for the Bluebonnet Bowl in Houston, defeated Kansas 27-23 and last week toppled Missouri 28-14. Beaten by Notre Dame, Texas and Colorado in earlier games, Fairbanks was asked the reason for Oklahoma's late-season push. "At first we had trouble on," the Sooner coach ex plained. "We took Steve Zabel. a standout tight end on offense, and made him a defensive end. "Bob Warmack is an outstanding quarterback for us and Steve Owens is one of the best runners in college football. Eddie llinton is valuable to us. too, as pass-receiver." last two days of action, good prospects today on cold front may interrupt mackerel off St. Lucie northerly winds to push southward. A, Y'Tv WILLIE IRVIN accepted," he said. "There never has been a perfectly played or called football game. If we honored all protests, we would be playing through March." Lay did say with much concern he was awaiting word from Lake Shore concerning the disturbance which followed the game resulting in one man being critically injured. It was reported that 300 youths and several adults were involved in the rock and glass throwing after the game. But as far as the protest is concerned, Lake Shore will just have to settle for a 19-18 loss to Roosevelt, like it or not. Fuller told the commission he appealed the Dancer's Image disqualification because "I know I didn't do anything wrong. I believe members of my organization didn't do anything wrong." Fuller said he felt it was the trainer's job to take care of the horse and that he was not involved in that part "except to say where he should run." His testimony included narration of a 12-minute film showing highlights of Dancer's Image during his brief career. "If this is the action of a sore horse, I would like to have more of them like him," he commented. Fuller said his horse had been libeled, that he won races on his own ability and nothing else. Fuller's counsel in an opening statement asserted there was no presence of the medication in the colt when he won the Derby. The pass fell incomplete but the referee called pass interference and the ball was placed on the two-yard line. Roosevelt then scored on the next play to put the Maroon Devils ahead 19-18. Lake Shore got the ball back with 25 seconds left and was unable to generate any type of threat. Irvin insists he has a legiti- in a row Sunday in New York, 7-6. Bill Munson of Minnesota played with a sore neck and shoulders Sunday, a condition that could not have improved under theheavy thumping of that Minnesota defense that led the Vikings to undisputed first place in the Central with a 13-6 win. Bart Starr also came out of the Green Bay game with New Orleans, giving way to Zeke Bratkowski in the third quarter. Starr's ribs were bruised but he said he would be ready to start next Sunday against Washington. The quarterbacks weren't the only casualties. The New York Jets lost fullback Billy Joe for the season due to a knee injury in the game at Oakland. St. Louis lost defensive back Jerry Stovall (right knee) and guard Ken Gray (right eye). Los Angeles' Dick Bass (hamstring and bruised back) was another victim. The New York Giants lost Jim Katcavage (hamstring) in the first quarter of their game with the Eagles but the Kat says he'll be back for the Rams Sunday. Softball Armando Gonzales and Roberto Alvarez each picked up two hits to pace Pro Cuba to 5-3 win over Wonderbar in slow pitch softball play at Currie Park Monday night. Chuck Peet had a perfect night for the losers, hitting three for three, including a homer. In the second game, Brazil Motors downed Holy Name 12-2, with Jim Moss, Jim Alsup and Jerry Martin all getting three hits for the winners. la .- w Dancer Allergic To Bute: Fuller GAINES KASKY NEW YORK(AP) - Injuries continue to cut deep into the ranks of the pro quarterbacks with Chicago s Virgil Carter, Dallas' Don Meredith, Cincinnati's Sam Wyche and Denver's steve lensi tne latest to go down for the count. Carter suffered a broken right ankle in a 16-13 defeat by Atlanta Sunday. It was the second major injury in two weeks for the Bears, who lost halfback Gale Sayers last week due to torn knee ligaments that required surgery. Carter, a scrambling type from Brigham Young who took over after Jack Concannon was put out of action with a broken collarbone, will be lost for eight to 10 weeks. The pair of injuries, plus the defeat by Atlanta, knocked the Bears out of first place in the Central Division of the National Football League and left them in a precarious position with only four games to go. Meredith was cut down at Washington when a Redskin lineman rolled into him on a pass rush. The Cowboys' ace passer suffered a muscle tear in his left knee. He was doubtful about next Sunday's game with Chicago but said he would miss no more than one game, if any. During the last two seasons, Meredith has had his nose broken twice, cracked ribs, pneumonia and a torn muscle in the same knee twice. In the American Football League the Cincinnati Bengals lost Wyche, who left Sunday's game in Miami with a broken left ankle. John Stofa, originally the No.l quarterback until injured in pre-season, finished up the game with a 38-21 Cincinnati victory. LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -Peter Fuller testified Monday that his colt, Dancer's Image, was allergic to phenylbutazone. Fuller said the colt had a violent reaction each time the medication was administered but added, "There was no such reaction after the Derby." Fuller's testimony before the Kentucky State Racing Commission came as the panel began hearing an appeal of the colt's disqualification in the 1968 Kentucky Derby. Dancer's Image was placed last after a chemist's report said there was a trace of the medication in the colt's system after the race. Fuller said he knew of only two instances when the colt received such medication the Sunday before the Derby and again when the horse was preparing to ship to Fuller's farm in New Hampshire. Shore 19-18 loss to Roosevelt Friday night. The play that prompted Ir-vin's protest resulted with 45 seconds left in the game and Lake Shore leading 18-13. Roosevelt had the ball on the Bobcat 45 when quarterback Carl Martin lofted a pass down field with the intended receiver flanker Anthony Wallace. Denver lost Tensi again with a broken left collar-bone in a 38-17 defeat at Houston. The same collar-bone was broken in a pre-season game. Pete Be-athard, making his first start in seven weeks after underoing an appendectomy, led Houston to victory. Although Bill Nelsen left, the NFL game in Pittsburgh with a slight ankle injury and Frank Ryan finished Cleveland's 45-24 win, Nelsen apparently will be all right for the Philadelphia game. New Orleans is having its problems. First. Billy Kilmer suffered a broken right ankle. Karl Sweetan took over but a sore ankle acted up again in the Green Bay game and rookie Ron South had to play most of the game. South completed only seven of 21 for 69 yards and had two intercepted. The most prominent quarterback on the sidelines, of course, is John Unitas of the Baltimore Colts. Earl Morrall took over during preseason when Unitas' right elbow tendonitis forced him to step aside. Unitas has been back for two brief appearances while Morrall, has led the Colts to first place in the Coastal Division of the NFL. Sonny Jurgensen played a few weeks with a cumbersome cast to protect a cracked rib and was ineffective. He discarded the cast for padding Sunday and threw two touchdown passes that gave Washington an early lead. However, the Cowboys came back to win handily. Norm Snead suffered a broken ankle in the Philadelphia Eagles' first exhibition game and missed the first half of the year. Now that Snead is back the Eagles still are losing, making it 10 Wake Forest next Saturday in Tallahassee will help. The "Savage Award" was given linebacker Chuck Elliott Monday for his top defensime work in the 48-7 win over N.C. State Saturday. He was credited with seven tackles andseven assists. Center Ted Mosley won the "Tomahawk Award" for his stellar blocking, gaining the coaches' approval by a hair over tackle Billy Rhodes, who handled the Wolf Pack's 6-6, 250-pound tackle Ron Carpenter all afternoon. No new injuries cropped up in the N C. State game so the Seminoles should be in excellent physical shape for Wake Forest. We proved in Raleigh that if we put everything together we have a great football team," Peterson said. "It's really up to the players and I have a lot of respect for those young men." Emphasis was given the running game in pactice Monday. Plays were run against the Wake Forest defense. Later timing on passes were tested in drills. "Whether they play in a bowl or not, this is a fine team," Peterson remarked. LINCOLN PARK - Coach' Havert Fenn selected a pair of linemen. Horace Ellis and Frank Ragin. Ellis, a 180-pound offensive tackle and defensive middle guard, was pitted against a 240-pounder but did an effective job stopping Daytona Campbell's running plays in his direction. Ragin, an offensive guard, played linebacker defensively and made eight unassisted tackles. PALM BEACH - Tackle Paul Kasky was nominated by Coach Len Brown for his two-way performance against North Shore. He made five tackles and assisted on seven others. Four different times he was blocked and knocked down but showed great determination bv getting up to make the tackle. FOREST HILL - Coach Jerry Jacobs singled out guard Wil-. liam Aldiich, a 5-7, 188-pound senior, whose blocking opened ; some good holes against Jupiter. NORTH SHORE - End Ed Watts and halfback Greg Bellamy were the choices of Coach Bill Hobson. Watts helped keep the Mustangs in the game with four pass receptions and also played well on delense. while Bellamy, a sophomore, was the club's leading ground gainer. JUPITER Coach Red Shirar chose two sophomores and a freshman. Sophomore punter Buddy Smallwood booted the ball seven times for a 34-yard average, freshman center Mike Lan-drum did a creditable job in his first varsity start and sophomore defensive end Rick Socolfsky made eight unassisted tackles and helped out on eight others, CLEWISTON Jonas Austin, who plays on the Tigers' speciality teams, was singled out by Coach Tom Roberts for his punt coverage against Immokalee. He kept the Indians from returning any punts and caused two tackles, one of which set up the only touchdown of the game. KENNEDY Coach Ben McCoy nominated sophomore linebacker Larry Locke and sophomore tackle Willie Raines. Each was credited with nine tackles and three assists against Carver. LAKE WORTH - Vince Bus. a 6-1. 205-pound senior, was selected bv Coach Bill Humphrey for his outstanding blocking against Leonard. "It was the best job of blocking we've had all year." said Ilumphrev. CARDINAL NEWMAN - Coach Sam Budnvk chose guard Red (iallo and center Dom Scirrotto for their blocking in the Crusaders' 40-0 romp over Miami Military. NO UNSUNG HERO nominations were received from Sea-crest. Vero Beach. Dan McCartv. Boca Raton. Pahokee, Martin County. Leonard. Carver. Gilford and John Carroll. FSU Still Has Hopes For Bid I 11 f ALDRICH tary for the Braves, reported that a final decision had not been reached and that the possibility of Montreal training here 'was still in the talking stages. Joe Fanning, Expo General Manager, agreed "It is good likelihood," he said. "But we still have a few legal aspects to be completed. We are closer now to completing the deal but details have to be clarified." Rupp added that the break was "about as bad as any finger injury could be." "It's almost certain he won't play until tournament time," the coach continued. UK has its invitational tournament coming up Dec. 20-21. "Pratt doesn't even know how it happened," said Rupp. Expos Deny WPB Training Move f i.miu....i. i.u.n.i.i. .wmii-iii. I I II ii.....I,iiiiiii .i.j.jua.i.1 i i ..iito.) iMlJIJIllliUjlliiil III. 'I I III. I. mi -I., inn :'-v . t -vl, ::; x ' . " . . .; ..V v- , .- Officials of both the Atlanta Braves and Montreal Expos of the National Baseball League denied Monday a report from California that stated Montreal would definitely hold spring training in West Pa) m Beach. According to the west coast release, Gene Mauch, Montreal manager, had picked West Palm Beach for the Expos training site. . Don Dividson, traveling secre BY JACK HARPER Tallahassee Bureau TALLAHASSEE (AFN) -Florida State's up again down again Seminoles, fuzzy over their bowl bid chances, were happily hard at it Monday preparing for their home coming game against Wake Forest. "We're going to play football first," Head CoachBill Peterson said, "and think about a bowl bid later." Peterson and FSU Athletic Director Vaughn Mancha were in phone contact with several bowl committees over the week-end, but received no definite commitments. Most bowl groups are reluctant to take a chance on FSU with its 6-2 record and two games left on a schedule which has powerful Houston as the finale. Their best bets are the Peach Bowl in Atlanta, the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Tex. and the Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tenn. Those bowls are expect-, ed to wait another week before announcing their selections. But none will wait until after the big Seminole-Houston fracas in Jacksonville, Nov. 29. So a whopping victory over Kentucky Player Injured LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -Mike Pratt, a starting forward on the Kentucky basketball team, broke a finger at practice Monday and probably will be out of action until shortly before Christmas. Coach Adolph Rupp said Pratt had a "compound fracture of the ring finger on his left hand." Kennedy players include Donald Miller (No. 71), Curtis Kelley (No. 51 with towel), Archie Williams (between Miller and Kelley) and Frank Wyley (No. 63). Kennedy won, 17-6. GANG TACKLING - Carver High running back Greg Dobson (No. 32, white jersey) found the going rough last Friday night as a host of dark-jerseyed Riviera Beach Kennedy Vikings swarm in to make the tackle. (

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