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HIGH SCHOOLS By Chuck Otterson It Wasn't Gators' Year eight-two season and a victory in the Gator Bowl. Then, in 1963. a 6-3-1 Florida Squad took two of its victories at the expense of Miami, 27-21 and FSU 7-0. Since 1960, htere have been five seasons when the state's three major college football has the right to claim the title any time it can defeat both state rivals in the same season. This has happened twice during Grave's tenure at Florida. The first time was in graves initial year as head coach. 1960, when his Gators shut out Miami 18-0 and FSU 3-0 in route to an other and we have played both of them." he said, "the true state championship can be determined in this manner." For two years now, however, Miami and FSU have not met in football and a "true" champion has not been determined. Nevertheless. Florida feels it teams have played each other. In the above two years Florida reigned over the state. In 1962 Miami eeked a 7-6 win over FSU and beat Florida 17-15. FSU claimed the title in 1964 with a 14-0 shutout of Miami and 16-7 decision over the Gators. Beginning next year there will again be round robin play in the state as Miami and FSU are scheduled against each other through 1975. "The fact that we haven't beaten both of these teams in the same season for the last four years is indicative of the kind of football that is played in 3'L By ED PAVELKA GAINESVILLE (AFN) - The silence and sadness in the University of Florida's Gator football dressing room late on the afternoon on Nov. 9 was overwhelming. Wet, beaten players undressed with eyes fixed straight ahead. Some cried, but not many. All showered and dressed quickly so that they might rapidly escape the scene of one of Florida's worst defeats in history. The Gators had been crushed 51-0 by Georgia, the team that clinched the Southeastern Conference title last week. For Florida this was the final disaster in a four-game winless streak that ended the "year of the Gator" for 1968. In the coaches' dressing room on that cold, rainy day, a tight lipped Coach Ray Graves told a group of writers that he had "nothing to say" about the Viking f Dream Has Come True ANOTHER ROOSEVELT-KENNEDYfootball game is now history. Latest edition of the spirited gridiron rivalry between the two schools took place Friday night at Cooley Stadium. It required only a glance at the faces of the players as the game ended to see that it was the culmination of a dream come true for Kennedy's Vikings; for Roosevelt, it was more like a nightmare. The scoreboard read "Kennedy 39, Roosevelt 7" and the jubilant Vikings were carrying Coach Ben McCoy on their shoulders. In contrast, the faces of the Roosevelt players were longer than the 66-yard punt return by Anthony Wallace in the third period. Wallace's romp was one of the few bright spots for the Maroon Devils. It just wasn't Roosevelt's night. Kennedy's jubilation was easy to understand. It's not every night a football team can crush an arch-rival, clinch a conference championship and wind up an unbeaten season all at once. But the Vikings did it. Now they have two weeks to get ready for their Dec. 6 playoff date with Hollywood Chaminade for the Region 4-A championship. Chaminade, the District 8-A titlist, blanked Cardinal Newman 19-0 Thursday night to close out its campaign with a 10-0 mark. Kennedy, the District 7 -a champ, is 9-0. KENNETH NORBERG Norberg Re-Elected At Lantana LANTANA - Kenneth Nor berg has been reelected to serve a third term as president of the game. Lantana Athletic Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to provide organized recreation for the youth of the area. Graves did talk, though, as he always does. He answered several questions about game strategy and then someone asked him if he wished the season were over. "No, I don't," came the quick rlonda, Graves said. "FSU recruits most of its players from Florida high schools, as do we, and Miami is now turning back to Florida recruiting." he said. This helps intensify the natural rivalry between the schools. Asked if he thought winning the state championship would help this winter's recruiting, graves said, "this is always hard to figure." "Some boys won't go to a school that has a good team because they want to make sure they will play," he said. "I'm sure, though, that most boys consider their education first when it comes to selecting a school. The coaches themselves are more important to most boys than the team record." Considering the hard fought 9-3 decision over FSU early this year. Graves was asked to compare Miami to the Seminoles and he said this was no easy task. 1 - : 1 V m ' ft The board was expanded to 25 members and divided to cover five baseball leagues. Directors elected were Don Forrester, vice-president; Shirley Koch, secretary; M. I. Russell, treasurer; Virginia Ryan, corresponding secretary; Carole Curtis, Don Cox, Jim Vernon, Eddie Sterling, William Pyfrin, Blake Lamb, Gallon Maxson, Susan Gahagon, Harold Brown, Earl Garner, Earl Brittain, John O'Brien, John Warren, Gerald Breeze, Rae Roberson, Chuck 'Copenhaver, Fred Hubbard, Sam Belcher and Shirley Selff. More than 450 boys and girls participate in the program, which is supported solely by projects and contributions. Softball "These teams play a different kind of football," he said. "Mi reply. "I'm glad we've got two games left. We've got two chances to come back." The Gators still faced Kentucky in Lexington the following week and then, after an open date, a home game with Miami. On the Monday after the Georgia game, Graves said Florida still had a lot to fight for, but two things topped the list. "We are striving to have a winning record and to win the state championship by beating Miami," he said. On Nov. 16 the Gators assured themselves of the first goal when a hardfought 16-14 win over the Wildcats gave them a 5-3 ! record. On Nov. 30, they will be going after the second. "The Florida State Championship is similar to the SEC championship in that it's not a title determined by round robin play," Graves said last Thursday. "In past years, Florida state and Miami have played each Dallas Thornton Of The Florid ians ami probably has the better defensive line and its players are bigger and stronger. FSU, on the other hand, is offensively oriented and probably has more team speed. Graves noted that Miami has lost three of its four games this season on the road and that Thornton Fails Service Exam playing the Hurricanes in WINTER SLOWPITCH LEAGUE (Standing of Teams) Gainesville might give Florida "a little edge. More importantly, however, Graves feels that "in a rivalry W L 13 7 12 4 10 4 10 5 4 12 2 12 I 13 Per-t, Brariel Motor Pro Cuba Wonder Bar renders Holy Name 4 T 8.T. Florida Diesel LEADING HITTERS - Chuck McCOY SL'TTON WALLACE Sutton: We Beat Ourselves The triumph over Roosevelt was perhaps the most satisfying of the season for the Vikings, although the wins over Ely (13-121 and Carver 17-6i will also be remembered for a long time. But Roosevelt Coach Alphonso Sutton thought his own squad's mistakes were primarily responsible for Kennedy's lopsided victory. "Even though the score was high, I think we partially beat ourselves," said Sutton. "Everything we did was wrong; we must have fumbled 30 times. Kennedy wasn't that good we just played poorly." Needless to say, Kennedy fans felt differently. Many came running up to shake hands with McCoy nattily attired in plaid sport coat and tobacco-colored hat and congratulate him on the unbeaten season. "It's not over yet, baby," pointed out McCoy. "We've got tough one coming up on the sixth." McCoy wouldn't go so far as to say Friday's game was the Vikings' best of the season, but he did comment, "I think our defense is improving, don't you?" He got an affirmative reply. The Vikings held Roosevelt to minus yardage on the ground and only one completion (for five yards) in 17 passing attempts. Earlier in the campaign, Kennedy seemed to have a tendency to relax at times on defense. "At the beginning of the season we concentrated on offense," explained McCoy, "but the past four or five weeks we've been working mostly on defense." The work has paid off. Kennedy's defensive unit was guilty of only one lapse Friday night. That came in the third quarter when Roosevelt's Wallace picked up a slow-rolling punt and scooted 66 yards for the Devils' only TD. Most of the Vikings appeared to be waiting for the ball to roll dead and were clearly caught by surprise when Wallace picked it up and ran. Such a lapse could be costly against a club like Chaminade and McCoy undoubtedly will be reminding the Vikings of that many times during the next two weeks. accounted for 903 rebounds, like this the outcome could hinge on any breaks that occur early in the game. If things go like I expect, I believe two Wonder Bar .711, Norm VorDP. Lenders l 564, Ed Lamb, Lenders 540. Jim Alsup, I Braiiel. 529. Don Semoha, Wonder Bar touchdowns should win it." which impressed me very much. I hope his situation as far as the draft is concerned gets completely cleared up The Floridians meet the Indiana Pacers twice in their next two games. 500, Jerry Kemp. A T &T 490, Rogelia Alvarei, Pro Cuba 483, Jerry Marlin, Braiiel .476, Tom Cangley, Lenders .474, Jim Moss, Braziet 466 SLUGGERS - 2b hits: Larry Bock Won-Jer Bar (6), 3b hits: Don Seinoha, Wonder Bar(4), HRs: ( Seven tied at 3 each) And if Florida can win, the Gators will at least have salvaged one honor from the dismal 1968 season. rft W. Virginia Gets Upset Of Syracuse MORGANTOWN. W.Va. (AP) Fullback Eddie Silverio's hammering runs ignited West Virginia's offense in the first half and the Mountaineers ended their football season Saturday with a 23-6 upset of Syracuse. The Mountaineers were rated a two-touchdown underdog to the Orangemen, but Silverio got WVU rolling on the games first REDUCED thru Saturday! AUTO CENTER Vikings Pass Rush Super! Special To Post-Times MIAMI BEACH - Dallas Thornton's birthday is Sept. 1 but you can be certain that he will be celebrating next year on Nov. 20. Wednesday was a red letter day for the 22-year-old Miami Floridian rookie guard. His wife of three months. Marsha, woke her husband at 6:30 a.m. Thornton had to report for a pre-induction physical for the Army at 8. After extensive examinations at the Armed Forces Entrance and Examination Station in Coral Gables, Thornton went home with a possible reprieve for one year. Thornton has the same trouble as Joe Namath a right knee. Air Force Capt. (Dr.) Thomas Righetti described Thornton's trouble as an internal derangement of the right knee with laxity of the medial and collateral ligaments. In addition he has a subluxing patella and quadriceps insufficiency. Thornton has always played basketball with the aid of knee braces. Col. Lear Cook, in charge of the Coral Gables station, said, "Thornton's complete file has been forwarded to the highest level for final evaluation. We have recommended a one year temporary disqualification. His problem is correctable only by operation. "Our policy concerning professional athletes eliminates any possible criticism. In the event the athlete is examined and no question concerning his qualifications he is inducted. When any doubt exists the cases are sent on, first to Tampa, then Command Headquarters in Virginia and finally the Department of the Army in Washington. We expect a response to our recommendation in Thornton's casein about two weeks." At 8 p.m. on the evening of Nov. 20, Thornton came of age. Miami Coach Jim Pollard sent him into the game late in the first quarter. When the Floridi-ans had wrapped up a 141-126 victory over the New York Nets, the one man most responsible was Thornton who registered 39 points, the most ever scored by a Miami player. The team record for points scored in one game is 41. shared by Les Hunter and Mel Daniels (now of Indiana). Thornton had two free throws with 1:3 left to play in the game. He had already hit 11 of 12 from the foul line, but he missed the final pair and failed to tie the scoring record. Pollard said afer the game, "I am not the least bit surprised about Dallas. He was our No. 2 draft choice, behind Don Sidle, and at 6-4 and 190 had all the physical requirements to make a top backcourt man. Dallas scored 1929 points in four seasons at Kentucky Wesleyan, a school that plays a tough schedule in real basketball area. He FOREMOST P.LM. VHITEIV1LLS WITH FULL 4-PLY POLYESTER CORD! The pass rush put on by Kennedy ends Frank Wyley and George I Deacon I Greene was superb, resulting in several Roosevelt fumbles. One such bobble gave Kennedy a TD when guard Alfred Paulk recovered in the Roosevelt end zone. tackle lor as yards to the Syracuse 21. Quarterback Mike Sherwood hit end Emo Schupbach five plays later with a two-yard scoring toss, and the Mountaineers were ahead to stav. NOW Lzj-3 plus fed. tax and old tire With Silverio's running still their guiding light, the Mountaineers marched for another White tubeless ilH Middle linebacker Everett Mitchell was awarded the Outstanding Flayer trophy, won last year by Roosevelt's Smoke Anderson and in 1966 by Kennedy's Eric Hallback. Mitchell intercepted three passes, returning one 47 yards for a touchdown. James (Jackie) Myers, the Vikings' 230-pound tackle, turned in his usual fine effort both offensively and defensively. Although Roosevelt's offense was guilty of a lot of mistakes, the Maroon Devil defensive unit turned in a noteworthy performance. Of the six Kennedy touchdowns, one was scored on a touchdown and another on a fumble, while the other four were set up by an interception, two fumbles and a short punt. Among Roosevelt's defensive standouts were end Welcome Spence. tackles Dennie Wright and Alfred Minus, guard Joseph Newberry, linebackers Rogert Howzell. Willie Blackwell and Jackie Stringer ind deep backs Ronnie Hunt and Alfred Reed. But they had a difficult task, to say the least. As one Kennedy fan boasted when the Vikings were driving for a second half touchdown: "The Green Bay Packers couldn't stop us now." touchdown minutes later and ended a 74-yard drive when Fed. 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