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Dolphins In Tampa TAMPA The Miami Dolphins of the American Football League will play an exhibition game against the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League here Aug. 2, 1969. The game will be sponsored by the Tampa Jaycees and is the second 1969 professional exhibition game to be landed for Tampa Stadium. The second game will be between two NFL teams, the Detroit Lions and the Washington Redskins on Aug. 30. Best Fishing Bet With northeasterly winds forecast for today, blue fish, Spanish mackerel should be running in the coastal waters of Palm Beach and Martin counties. Lake Worth and the surf at Juno Beach are likely pompano producers. Check the Juno Beach Pier for blues. Friday, Nov. 22, 196825 The Palm Beach Post Ed PI is ted nortrtnoaeoooooooo It's Winner Take All Mich., Ohio: ! season. But Harmon, whose rec-jords have been the main victim I of Johnson's feats, still holds The Comeback tions by snaring his eighth incoherence play against Illinois two weeks ago. He added No. 9 in the Wisconsin contest and will break his record again if he can pick one off from the Buckeyes. Johnson s records of 347 yards rushing, live touchdowns and 30 points in a single game probably will survive the week. But several other conlerence records are in jeopardy. If Johnson rashes lor 71 yards or more, he will break the Big Ten season rushing record of 996 yards set by Jim Grabow-ski of Illinois. If he scores three more touchdowns he will surpass Pur due's Leroy Keyes' mark of 15. assuming the injured Keyes doesn't score this week for the Boilermakers. And scoring 11 or more points in the game will put past Keyes' record of 90 points in a season. Virtually all Johnson has to do is dress lor the game to break four team records he currently holds. Johnson has rushed 234 times for 1.300 yards this season and both figures are team records. He also holds career records of 466 carries and2.349yards. If he scores 14 points in the game, he will surpass Tom Harmon's mark of 117 points in a X H two marks which are likely to stand forsometime. Johnson would need nine touchdowns and 86 points to eliminate Harmon's record ot 33 touchdowns and 237 points in a season. Booooooooooooooo Executive Sports Editor Ml: . it ...V? - THERE IS A STANDING BANQUET joke in Ohio that goes like this: An old Ohio State University grad died on a Saturday morning and was having trouble getting admitted to Heaven. "Alter all.' said St. Peter, "we have labor problems up here, too.'' The old grad finally was admitted and during a tour he chanced to come across a horse shoe stadium in the clouds that resembled Ohio Stadium. Sure enough there were 84.01)0 odd souls cheering madly while a football game was in progress. The grad spied a familiar figure on the sidelines. The figure was wearing a baseball cap with a block '()' on it and a short sleeve white shirt, and he was arguing with the referee. "My goodness," exclaimed the old grad to St. Pete, "that must be Woody Hayes. When did he. . ." "No." answered St. Peter, that isn't Woody Hayes. That's God. He only thinks he's Woody Hayes." In football-worshiping Ohio Wayne Woodrow Hayes has both been up and down the altar of coaching success. Kor a while in recent years there was a murmur that perhaps Woody was too old for modern football. The Hayes' offense of three yards and a cloud of dust, and a superman defense was not only boring to behold but not winning games. Hayes' teams may have not been very exciting but his fullback and quarterback plunges, with the halfbacks blocking, won 107 games, lost 41 and tied 7 during the past 17 seasons including four Big Ten Conference titles and two Rose Bowl wins. In 1966 his Buckeyes tumbled to 4-6-0 and there was a cry that "Woody must go. " 'The Game' To Decide Ivy Crown Bv ARTHUR DALEY ICI NKW YORK TIMK.S NKHS SKRVK E NEW YORK When Brian Dowling was the heav v duty man on the Yale freshman team, he dropped back to punt on a fourth down situation with 11 yards to go. He was supposed to kick but he didn't. He tucked the ball under his arm and darted 20 vards lor a first down. However, a penalty nullified the play. COLUMBUS. Ohio (APi -It's winner take all Saturday when mighty Michigan battles unbeaten Ohio State for the Big Ten championship and a trip to the Rose Bowl. These two bitter rivals plunge headlong into their 65th struggle with no tomorrow for the loser. The second-ranked Buckeyes, who have wiped out eight straight opponents and 12 over a two-year span, are a six-point favorite to ring up their first perfect campaign since 1954. A record crowd ol 85,000-plus is expected to overflow Ohio Stadium for this drama-packed windup. There is no national or regional television and tickets are virtually nonexistent. It marks the first time in history that both teams come into their showdown finale with unblemished conference records. Both are 6-0. Michigan, alter a season opening loss to California, has swept aside eight foes and is fourth ranked. In a similar setting four years ago here. Michigan came in with a 5-1 record compared to Ohio's 5-0. The Wolverines prevailed 10-0 and won the title and the Rose Bowl. Coach Woody Hav es has had marked success against the Bucks's arch rivals with 11 victories in 17 tries. If Ohio wins, it would give Hayes his fifth B'g Ten crown in 18 veal's. Offensively, the Bucks are guided by super sophomore Re Kern and bulldozing fullbacl Jim Otis. Kern has completed 61 of 108 passes for 830 yards and five touchdowns Of course, the name that figures most prominently in record smashing activities is tailback Ron Johnson. Johnson, a 6-1, 200-pound senior from Detroit, broke 11 team, conlerence and NCAA records against Wisconsin last week and figures to break some of these and possibly others this week. But Johnson is not entirely alone in this department. Junior safety Tom Curtis set a Big Ten season record for pass intercep It was early in the game and it was a risky maneuver even though it almost worked. Shuddering in horror on the sidelines was Harry Jacunski. the freshman coach. Too well schooled in fundamental principles bv his 'JJt i fir "X'l ' own playing days with Fordham f and later the Green Bav Pack- f mm kaMHHMMlM JOHNSON ELLIOTT HAYES ers. he could only contemplate the might-have-been. While the official was pacing off the penalty. Jacunski called out to the overly ambitious voungster. "Why did you do a stupid thing like that?" He. said. The delense was wide open." said Dowling. shrugging it off with total nonchalance. The kid quarterback returned to punt formation. Again he tucked it under his arm and took off. This time he gained 35 yards .l.-ieunski weakly mopped his brow their attack for Saturday's game with Ohio State at Columbus. At stake is the Big Ten championship and a Rose Bowl bid. WOLVERINES AT WORK - The University of Michigan football team works out in a Thursday afternoon snowstorm at Ann Arbor as they attempt to sharpen BRIAN DOWLING . . . Yale Super-Star "How do you explain it now'.'" he asked. "Same thing." said the brash kid. "The delense was wide open." By this time no one at Yale questions Dowling unless it be a mean professor. He's so good that pro scouts put aside their normal reluctance to give high grades to Ivy Leaguers and rate him in the upper brackets. The 21-year old Brian is a young man who keeps delivering. He doesn't always do it in fancy style but he has proved himself to be a winner. The modern Vales and Har-vards area lot more sophisticated than was the Joe College tvpe of an earlier pener.itlnn Hut Scouting Report: Ohio State Vs, Michigan msmwm iiii mimw' 1 '-4W J w www j . nm t W fl . " i'lijit'irinriiviiii . ' there's nothing like a winning MICHIGAN STRENGTHS - Wolverines have gone long way with excellent defensive unit, which is quite adept at intercepting passes and recovering fumbles. It has been simply devastating in both departments all season. Team is not overpower-ingly big. but is solid in all departments. Leader of fine delensive team is Tom Curtis, who already has set Big Ten record for pass interceptions. Offensively! Wolverines have fine halfback in Ron Johnson, a speedster who is certain to shatter Tom Harmon's all-time career rushing record. Injuries haven't been problem, although veteran cornerback Brian Healy is nursing sore shoulder. Wolverines are more experienced than Ohio State and just as aggressive. WEAKNESSES Offensive unit has beenopportunistic. but not as versatile or explosive as Ohio State's band of sophomores. Passing game isn't the greatest and Johnson is the only big running threat. Rest of offensive backfield lacks breakaway speed. SUMMARY Bump Eliot's club will invade Columbus as the underdog. If delense can contain Kern and stop Otis up the middle, Wolverines can make contest of it. Otherwise, this will beseason's finale. OHIO STATE STRENGTHS Buckeyes are strong both offensively and defensively, despite great number of sophomores. Hex Kern, highly-charged soph quarterback, runs offense with great versatility. He complements fine passing game with explosive running attack. Sophs Bruce Jankowski and Larry Zelina are excellent pass receivers, while fullback Jim Otis keeps everybody honest with his up-the-middle runs. Delense has yielded great number of points, but rises to occasion as typified in whitewash of Purdue. Attitude is aggressive and injuries haven't been factor, except for Kern, who missed one game. Spirit is excellent. WEAKNESSES - More than anything else. Buckeves need placekicker. In close game, their woefully weak kicking game could be factor. Woody Hayes has tried several kickers, but none have been very successful. He'll just have to wait a year the Irosh team has youngster named Steve White, who is being touted as best placekicker in school's history. SUMMARY When Michigan comes to Columbus, largest crowd in Ohio State history will be waiting. Rose Bowl fever is running rampant after 11-year absence. Especially with O. J. Simpson and top-ranked Southern Cal waiting in the wings. Buckeyes H on 8 Straight Suddenly things have changed. Hayes and his Buckeyes have won eight straight games this season and are ranked No. 2 in the nation by both wire services. And Hayes has done it with a sophomore-dominated team that has surprised its foes th the forward pass, a weapon once sneered at by Woody. Many are amazed at Hayes' turnabout in offense. Not an old friend. Johnny Pont. "I can recall Woody before he went to Ohio State." Pont once told me. "and he was a master of razzle dazzle and the forward passes. But at Columbus he doesn't need that stuff with the talent hecan recruit. " Chalmers (Bump) Elliott knows how Hayes feels. Last season there was a lot of talk up Ann Arbor way that Elliott should be replaced. When Michigan lost its opener last September to California there were the same rumors. But suddenly that's all gone. Elliott's Wolverines have won eight straight since that defeat and now are ranked fourth in the nation. Like Hayes. Michigan boosters forgot Elliott's success too quickly. Like the 1964 club which won the Big Ten title and the Hose Bowl. So. Saturday afternoon in Ohio Stadium it will be like old times when Michigan anil Ohio State meet for the conference crown and a berth in the Hose Bowl. The rivalry dates back to 1897 but it was not until 1919 that the Bucks first beat Michigan. There have been some real thrillers in the series but the most memorable was Michigan's 9-3 upset over OSU in the blizzard of 1950 in Columbus. Last year Ohio State won. 24-14. at Ann Arbor. In 1966 it was Michigan. 17-3. in 1965 it was OSU. 9-7; and in 1964 it was Michigan. 10-0. "We seem to win on odd years." a Michigan publicity man told me. "Maybe that's a good sign." Elliott Praises Buckeyes Both Hayes and Elliott were avoiding the press this week but you could hear a taped message by Bump by calling an Ann Arbor number. "Ohio State is one of the very great teams." said the previously recorded Elliott. "It has great personnel. It has speed, quickness and good pursuit on defense. Their sophomore quarterback Hex Kern is a great one. T thought we could win the championship, yes. but I never thought we d be playing for the championship. Maybe I tried not to think about it. 1 wanted to concent rate on one game at a time." The key to the game Saturday may be the Wolverines' Ron Johnson, the record-breaking halfback who scored five touchdowns against Minnesota last week. Hayes has his defensive experts, Lou McCullough and Esco Sarkkinen, working on that matter this week in top secret sessions at Columbus. Their job is to stop Johnson and quarterback Dennis Brown. Twice this autumn McCullough and Sarkkinen have pulled this feat off. They stopped Purdues Leroy Keyes and Iowa's Ed Pololak. Johnson may be different. How will Ohio State do it'.'" I asked a publicity aide over the phone from Columbus. He quoted Sarkkinen. thus: Johnson can be stopped. But you have to have everything looinan team to cause tnem to revert to tvpe There are banners all over the New Haven campus and the undergraduates wear "Beat Harvard" and "Blue Power" buttons. "Our kids are so busv rooting lor their ball club." savs Charlie Loftus. "that thev don't even think about burning their draft cards." Charlie k thp U'hi nmr-:il nun. Larry Zelina tloman who has been the link betw een the a!e Athletic Association and the press lor the n;tv;t ?n ve:ir Thk V:il(..ll-. r. Predicted Outcome: Ohio State. 2 -I7 vai'd encounter will be his loot- Clark Boys nau .irewell oecause lies about to open a high-powered public relations lirm and he has enough solid Inends in the right places to make it click. "Our rooting section is more restrained. 1 guess, than it was Coleman Worry when I first came here." he said. "Onlv the alumni never change. They still react deliriously." A lot have been wooed awav Mills Team Low At 59 By CHUCK VOORHIS Golf Editor DELRAY BEACH-The 40 proettes who tee off this morning in the opening round of the Third Annual Louise Suggs tournament, this one at the Pine Tree (Tub, Thursday encountered something in the line of a golf course they had not previously seen on the LPGA tour. They played in a Pro-Am on a cold and windy dav over a heavily trapped and exacting course. And they all hoped the wind would let up for their tournament. Devils' Sutton S. CLARK by the Giants but most remain ambivalent, loving Yale as the BROWN Giants. Occasionally they flare up in the old-fashioned way but not often. When Carmen Cozza racked up six straight wins alter dropping their lirst three starts, said Roosevelt would concentrate on stopping Kennedy s running game. assumed the head coaching job at New Haven, the Elis lost to the University of Connecticut Mary Mills ol Ocean Springs. By CHUCK OTTERSON Prep Editor Alphonso Sutton lias two problems. Sutton winds up his lirst season as head loolball coach at Roosevelt High tonight when the Maroon Devils tackle arch-rival Kennedy at Cooley Stadium. The winner will walk away with the Atlantic Conlerence championship. "I've got two problems," said Sutton. "Trying to contain Henry i Coleman on the passing and trying to contain the two Clark boys (Sam and Alvonzoi on the ground." Neither of which is an easy job. as anyone who has laced Kennedy's unbeaten Vikings this tail will testily. Coleman has caught 31 passes tor 504 yards la ItU average', while Alvonzo Clark is the league's second leading rusher with 790 yards in 159 carries ia 50 average'. Brother Sam, who missed several games because of a hand injury, has gained 351 vards in 82 tries 14 3. Sutton, whose Devils have going lor you. Basic fundamentals are the key and so is technique and execution by each delensive player. And against Johnson, a re.il workhorse and breakaway threat, you need ultra fine tackling. II hat About A Tie Game? "A set delense won't stop him. You've got to make adjustments and you've got to be equipped to handle Brown. They have too many ways to beat you. Basic fundamentals win games, not gimmicks and gadgets." No one wants to think about it but what happens if the Ohio State and Michigan tie'.' The conference athletic directors will have to meet and vote on the most representative team. That should prove interesting when you recall the sound and fury after that historic tie between Michigan State and Notre Dame. Ohio State or Michigan.' I ll put my money on the Bucks to ring the old victory bell in ancient Ohio Stadium. It is a shame, of course, that we here in sunny Florida can't watch this one on television. The NCAA folks have combined with ABC-TV to let us watch Nebraska play Ok'ahoma The same guy who made this decision must have been trained in the business by that NBC guy who substituted "Heidi" for the closing moments ol the Jets-Raiders game last Sunday. Bob Griese Offered Million-Dollar Pact "II they put the ball in the ait . we've got a chance to intercept it. especially if we can put a good rush on the passer.'' pointed out Sutton. "But if they can open up the holes and grind it out on the ground, we're in trouble." Hoosevelt has the league s leading rusher in Charlie Brown, who has piled up 94."' vards in 129 attempts (a 7 3 average'. The game, scheduled for 8 p.m., will be televised on videotaped by WEAT-TV (Channel 12i for viewing at 11 p.m. Another big game on tonight's area prep schedule is the traditional head-knocker between fa-hokee and Belle Glade at I'aho-kee. It's homecoming lor the Blue Devils, who are unbeaten in Suncoast Conference Western Division play and can wrap up the conference title tonight. The schedule: TONIGHT Kennedy vs Roosevelt ICooley) Belle Glade at Pahokee Leonard at Boca Raton Riviera Beach at Jupiter Dunbar at Lake Shore Moore Haven at La Belle Lake Placid at Avon Park Okeechobee at Martin County Apopka Wheatley at Lincoln Park SATURDAY Carver at John Carroll for the first time in history. A crusty telegram reached Cozza that evening. It read: "There is a train leaving New Haven at 9 o'clock tonight. Be under it." The Old Blue would not have been satisfied with having the ouch on it. No. sir. He wanted him under it But even coaching techniques have changed and Vale preparations lor Harvard stress the mechanics of execution rather than the emotionalism that once swept over the combatants. It once reached heights unbelievable by today's standards. That was when Tad Jones, the Yale coach, delivered his classic pep talk just before his heroes took to the field against Harvard. "Gentlemen." he said in sonorous and measured tones. "You are about to play football for Yale against Harvard. Never again in your lives will you ever doanythingas important." That was the way The Game was measured in ye olden days. The ridiculous part of it all is that the impressionable kids listening to him believed every word. Miss., who has won something over $11,000 on the tour this year, captained a team of James Breedlove. Ozzie Carpan-zano and William Rebuth to a 12-under par net of 59 that was the low score for the pro-am. She added another $150 to winnings by this victory. There were 38 teams in the pro-am but the celebrity team of Louise Suggs, Pete Makris, To-ney Penna and Perry Como did not post a score. Carol Mann, second top money winner, and her team finished with a 62 to join five other teams at that figure. She called the course tough and beautiful. The winds were not as bad as those encountered in tour tournaments in Texas, she said. As did most of the proettes. she found the greens excellent but difficult to judge. Marilynn Smith, of the Runaway Bay Inn course in Jamaica, is again making her home in Tequesta. echoed Miss Mann's appraisal of the green. She found them fast and as a result was timid on many putts. Miss Mann was bolder. At the 18th. she flew a second shot to the back of the green, 40 feet from the cup. and ran a downhill putt eight feet past. But she knocked this one in for a par. Mary Mills. James Breedlove, Oiiie Car-paniano. William Rebuth 30-29 - 59 Betsy Rawls, W. Osgood Webb, Adam Home, George Goode n 31 -eO Pro captains ot other teams and their scores Beth Stone 30-3161 Gloria Armstrong 29-32 al Debbie Austin 31-30-61 Gloria Wilcox 29-32 - 61 Barbara Romack 30 31-61 Carol Mann 32-30 - 62 Sharon Miller 30 32 - 62 Jo Ann Prentice 30-32 -62 Merle Lindstrom 34 21-62 Sandra Palmer 31-31-62 Sherry Wilder . ... 30-32 - 62 Other pros and team scores : Betty Cullen 33 10-63 Pam Bamett 32 31-63 Sandra Post 31 32-63 Jan Ferris 29 34 - 63 Kathy Farrar 31-32-63 Lucy Warden 36 27 - 63 Linda Galloway 32 31-63 Lesley Holbert 32-32-64 Candy Phillips 32 32-64 Sandra Spulich 33-3164 Jane Wood worth 32 33 45 Kathy Cornelius 32-33-65 Kathy Whitworth 34-31-65 Donna Caponi 33-3265 Marilynn Smith 32-34 - 66 Sharon Moran 31 35 66 Judy Kimball 33-33-66 Cynthia Sullivan 35-31-66 Joyce Kazmierski 34-32 - 66 Sybil Gr.tt.n 37 30 - 67 Janet Caponi 34-33 67 Lmda Cralt 36 33 - 69 Peggy Wilson 34 37 - 71 Captures Cajun Lead MIAMI lUPli - Miami Dolphins quarterback Bob Griese confirmed Thursday all he had to do to become a millionaire at age 23 was to sign his name to a contract offered him by Texas Sam Morris Jr. Although Griese. a sophomore quarterback with the Dolphins and considered by some the future Bart Starr of the American Football Leacue. admitted he had received the offer from Morris, he declined to discuss it. He said only that he had asked Morris for more details. Morris, head of National En terprises Inc. of San Antonio, said he oflered Griese the same personal services contract he recently offered to O. J. Simpson. "I consider Griese the No. 1 coming quarterback in pro foot ball. American or National League." Morris said. Morris said he had no intention of tampering with Griese's status on the Dolphins and said the young quarterback could still sign with him and continue playing with the Miami club. Dave Stockton of San Bernardino. Calif.. Sam Carmichael of Martinsville. Ind.. and Dan Sikes of Jacksonville. Fla.. who each had a 66. Deadlocked at 67 on the par 36-36-72 Oakbourne Country Club course were Tom Shaw of Golf. 111.. Dale Douglass of Denver. Bob E. SiTVth of Sacramento. LAFAYETTE. La. iL'PIi -Veteran Miller Barber of Sherman. Tex., playing some of his best golf in a long time, sank five consecutive birdies Thursday to grab the first round lead in the $35,000 Cajun Classic Barber, looking for his second victory here, was trailed by Frank Bovnton of Cleveland.

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