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ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH - SUNDAY. NOVEMBER 6, 1 977 ; SECTION I-12G ' W '- r , -f. f : u I - . & 1,rnftTiTii.r . . . " if kKF I .in CORNHUSKER CRUNCH: Missouri linebacker watch in the first half of Saturday's Big Eight Chris Garlich (68) takes the brunt of a game in Columbia. The Huskers fought off a charge into the line by Nebraska quarterback late Mizzou rally to beat the Tigers, 21-10. Tom Sorley (12) as Billy Bess (47) can only (Post-Dispatch Photo by Dave Regier) Major BIG EIGHT Nebraska 21, Missouri 10 Kansas 29, Kansas St. 21 Oklahoma 61, Oklahoma St. 28 Colorado 12, Iowa St. 7 BIG TEN Ohio St. 35, Illinois 0 Indiana 24, Iowa 21 Purdue 27, Wisconsin 0 Michigan St. 29, Minnesota 10 Michigan 63, Northwestern 20 AREA S. Illinois 23, Illinois St. 17 MU-Rolla 49, Washington U. 10 NE Missouri 45, C. Missouri 23 NW Missouri 54, Lincoln 26 SW Missouri 14, SE Missouri 10 EAST Colgate 49, Bucknell 17 Cornell 20, Columbia 7 Brown 13, Dartmouth 10 Harvard 34, Penn 15 Massachusetts 28, Holy Cross 6 Temple 24, Rutgers 14 Syracuse 45, Navy 34 Yale 44, Princeton 8 SOUTH Richmond 19, Furman 13 Miss. Valley 12, Alcorn 10 Miss. St. 27, Auburn 13 William & Mary 14, Citadel 13 Florida 22, Georgia 17 Louisville 51, Wichita St. 21 Maryland 19, Villanova 13 Clemson 13, N. Carolina 13 Penn St. 21, N. Carolina St. 17 Hazelwood Central Rolls Into Playoffs By Rick Hummel Of the Post-Dispatch Staff They had been calling the Hazelwood Central Hawks the best high school football team to emerge from north subur- Other Games . . McKinley won the Public High League title Saturday with a 27-13 victory over Soldan, Country Day captured the ABC League championship with a 10-7 triumph over John Burroughs and Ladue made it six straight years winning or sharing the Suburban South Conference title as it defeated Parkway West, 35-14. Ladue, which will meet Cape Girardeau Central next weekend, became the first Class 4A team to qualify for the state playoffs four years in a row. McKinley advanced to a Class 3A playoff berth against Columbia Rock Bridge and Country Day qualified for a Class 2A playoff date with Portageville. Fort Zumwalt, St. Charles and DeSmet are other St. Louis teams in the playoffs. Stories on Pages 6 and 7V Scores Tennessee 27, Memphis St. 14 Kentucky 28, Vanderbilt 6 Va. Military 30, Virginia 6 Florida St. 23, Va. Tech 21 Duke 38, Wake Forest 14 Pittsburgh 44, West Virginia 3 Alabama 24, LSU 3 E. Carolina 45, Appalachian 14 E. Michigan 21, N. C. A&T20 Grambling 65, Langston 0 Tulane 13, Miami 0 MIDWEST Tenn.-Chatt. 37, B.Green 33 Tulsa 33, Drake 23 C. Michigan 49, Kent St. 10 Notre Dame 69, Georgia Tech 14 Cincinnati 38, Ohio U. 26 Ball St. 42, Indiana St. 18 Toledo 27, N. Illinois 9 Miami (0.) 14, W. Michigan 8 SOUTHWEST Arkansas 35, Baylor 9 Texas 35, Houston 21 SMU41,Rice24 Texas Tech 49, TCU 17 Arkansas St. 17, SW La. 15 Louisiana Tech 23, Lamar 6 S. Miss. 20, Tex.-Arlington 3 WEST Army 31, Air Force 6 BYU38,Utah8 Washington 50, California 31 UCLA 21, Oregon 3 Washington St. 24, Oregon St. 10 San Jose St. 24, Hawaii 14 USC 49, Stanford 0 bia in the last 10 years, and the Hawks did nothing to dispel that notion Saturday as they wrapped up an unbeaten regular season, the Suburban North Conference championship and a Missouri Class 4A, District 4 playoff berth. As they had munched on eight previous opponents, the Hawks consumed a good Hazelwood East team, 26-7, at East. The tally was every bit reflective of the closeness of the game and it was even more reflective of Hazelwood Central's remarkable consistency this season. The Hawks have scored no more than 33 points in any game and no fewer than 20 and have won every outing by at least two touchdowns. Their average score has been 27-6, so Saturday's game was just ... an average game. "That's the mark of something unbelievable," said Central coach Bob Stouf-fer. East coach Rick Gorzynski, a former assistant to Stouffer, could only agree. "This Hazelwood Central team is one of the best I've seen in a very long time," said Gorzynski, who was on the Hawk staff when Central tied for the Class 4A title in 1972. "McCluer (Class 4A champion in 1968 and 1969) never had " a team that could dominate like this one. Central went through this league like it wasn't even alive." And, as most close observers of this See HAZELWOOD, Page 11 Woody Cheers Buckeyes Past By Doug Grow Of the Post-Dispatch Staff CHAMPAIGN, 111,, Nov. 5 - First sentence of the Woody Hayes story: Winning is everything. That, explained the Ohio State Buckeyes' coach, was the reason for his pre-game behavior here Saturday afternoon. That, he said, was why he was leading cheers while his football team was warming up for a Big Ten game against Illinois. . "I looked over (to the stands) and saw that we didn't have our cheerleaders here, yet," said Hayes. "Heck, without the doggone cheerleaders here I thought I'd go over and get 'em (the Buckeye supporters) started. I'll sweep out the gym if it'll help us win." And so it was that 30 minutes before kickoff, Woody Hayes turned cheerleader. "It's easy to get our fans started," said Hayes. "I gave 'em the 'Go Bucks.'" And go the Bucks did. Right past the Illini, 35-0. Right to their eighth victory in nine games this season. Right to their 10th successive victory over Illinois. Go, go, go. i ft ' f ! ' " " ft i'f 4 V . (t " s,V , 1 V .;?"" w " ... TESTING THE BEST: Hazelwood East's W.J. Thomas (33) struggles to stay upright as he's hit by Hazelwood Central's Jeff Wehmer (87) and Tom Deets (81) and Jim Parks (84) move to help out in the first quarter o Saturday's game at By Bob Broeg Post-Dispatch Sports Editor COLUMBIA, Mo., Nov. 5 - Slow-starting Missouri finished the same way Saturday, done in by Nebraska's deeds and the Tigers' own misdeeds, 21-10. Nine points behind before the first quarter ended, 01' Mizzou left the field at halftime one up and with visions of a fourth upset over the Cornhuskers in the last five seasons. Nebraska's top ball-carrier, the highly publicized lad with the unlikely name, I. M. Hipp, was out with an injury. So, too, was the Huskers No. 1 quarterback, Tom Sorley. And the Tgiers just had caught his replacement, Randy Garcia, and coach Tom Osborne in the height of embarrassment. Running down the halftime clock before settling for what would have been a go-ahead field goal a gimme from the MU 9 Nebraska tried one too many-plays without a protective timeout. And when the Tigers poured in and sacked Garcia for a 10-yard loss, time ran out before the Huskers could run in leftfoot-ed Billy Todd. So the Missouri situation, as sanguine as thte red attire of the Nebraska faithful in the overflow Faurot Field crowd of 67,261, was good at halftime and even better when the Cornhuskers coughed up the second-half kickoff, fielded at their 46 by the black-jerseyed kid who'd kicked off, Anthony Gia. Eventually, disputed officiating calls-one that led to a Nebraska touchdown and another which deprived the Tigers of a TD would have some influence on the fans as well as players. Yes, and just possibly on the game, too, but that would MU Loses Woods With Broken Finger COLUMBIA, Mo Nov. 5 - X-rays following Missouri's 21-10 loss to Nebraska Saturday revealed that Pete Woods, the aerial gun in Mizzou's offensive arsenal, has a separated fracture of the ring finger of his right hand and is out for the rest of the season. Woods, who missed the first five games of the Tigers' season because of a knee injury, may have come into the game with the finger injury, but he wasn't talking about it. Trainer Fred Wappel said that Woods's finger was stepped on during a play. -Bill Beck "Woody," said a tardy Ohio State cheerleader after the game, "is a frustrated cheerleader." For 15 minutes of this game, it appeared that Hayes might be a frustrated football coach, too. The Illini dominated the first quarter of play. Illinois, playing straight-ahead Ohio State football, controlled the ball for 12 minutes, 6 seconds in the first period. The Illini, on their first possession of the game, picked up four first downs. They ran 15 plays. They moved to the Buckeyes' 24-yard line. They failed to score. David Finzer's 41-yard field goal attempt sailed wide right. On their second possession of the game, the Illini added two more first downs. They advanced as far as the Ohio State 25-yard line. They failed to score when a Finzer field goal attempt fell far short. End of good news for the homecoming crowd of 66,973. The Illini would get only five first downs the rest of the game. The Illini would become the Buckeyes' fourth shutout victim of the season and their second in succession. The Illini would go .jf 5ii Judgment Day NEBRASKA MISSOURI Nrt-FG Todd V Nefr-Brns 1 run (kick failed) Mo FG Brockhous 15 Mo-Davis 7 run ( Brockhous kick) Neb-FGTodd27 Neo-FGTodd42 Neo-Bcms 1 run (kick toiled) A-47,26) III t H I I I II STATISTICS NEB. 20 63-204 152 SI 9-21-1 3- 39.1 4-3 4- 41 MU II 39-150 151 t 13-26-2 7-27.0 2- 1 3- 32 First downs Rushes-yards Passing vords Return yards Passes Punts Fumbles-tost Penolties-yords INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING -Nebraska: Berns 21-12, Donnelll34, Hipp 11-39, Wurtti 3-17, Craig 2-9, Fronklin 4-7, Gorcia 4-7, Sorley 2-0; Missouri: A. Davis 19-70, Gaint 13-44, Leibson 5-24, Ellis 4-22, Winstow l-minus 6, Woods 7-mlnus 6. PASSING - Nebraska: Garcia 4-14-1, 97 yards, Sorley 5-7-0, 55 yards; Missouri: Woods 13-26-2, 151 yards. RECEIVING Nebraska: T. Smith 4-51, Spaeth 2 29, Brown 1-37, Berns 1-24, Locken 1-4; Missouri: Lewis 5-61, Winslow 3-41, Stewart 3-21, Gont 1-17, Downer Ml. be an excuse as Lame as Missouri's offense became after that fair-and-warm-er third-period opener. From the time Pete Woods just missed Joe Stewart's outstretched hands with a 1-o-n-g pass after the second-half kickoff turnover the game turned around to become all Nebraska's. As a result, the Huskers now are 7-2, beaten only once in the Big Eight and wooed by Gator Bowl, Liberty Bowl, Hall of Fame Game and Tangerine Bowl scouts here for this one and, potentially, by the Orange bowl with which the conference has a contract. That is, if the tenth-ranked Cornhuskers can conquer third-ranked Oklahoma down at Norman the Friday after Thanksgiving. index Tarkenton Is A Big Red Problem Irish Crush Georgia Tech Mizzou Indignant About Rulings Ladue In Playoffs 4th Straight Year McKinley Wins PHL Title Is Kingman In Cards Future? Wilson Sets NCAA Pass Record For The Record Outlook For Goose Hunters down to their sixth defeat in nine games. The Illini, playing without their most effective offensive weapon, fullback Wayne Strader, for the last three quarters of the game, were doomed. (Strader suffered a shoulder injury late in the first quarter.) "They don't have the personnel, either Sabres Defesi Blues By Gary Mueller Of the Post-Dispatch Staff The Blues continued their agonizing practice of playing well, but not well enough, as they lost to the Buffalo Sabres, 3-1, in a National Hockey League game Saturday night at the Checker-dome. The Blues, now a miserable 1-9-2 despite being soundly outplayed only two or three times, will try again against the Sabres when the two teams meet again in a 6:05 p.m. game (St. Louis time, KMOX radio) Sunday night in Buffalo. On Saturday night the Blues, after spotting Buffalo a 1-0 lead early in the first period, got strong goaltending from . Who... East's field. The Spartans struggled most of the day as the Post-Dispatch's top ranked team, the Central Hawks, won an-other game by two or more touchdowns,, this time the Hawks' margin fas 26-7. (Post-Dispatch Photo b Robert C. Holt III) I For Missouri, loss of this game doomed the Tigers to a subpar season, thier first under .500 since k Onofrio's first season as head coach, 1971. They're 3-6 with two games to play, Oklahoma State here next week and traditional rival Kansas there the following Saturday. What did in the Tigers against the touchdown-favored Huskers was partly poor field position caused by superior Nebraska punting and kick returns, and, in addition, the cider those straw-chewing hayshakers from the central plains squirted into MU's early in the third period. Just after MU's Jeff Brockhaus missed a field goal from the visitors 32-yard line, the Cornhuskers came up with an offensive doozy, a trick play in which Garcia, the quarterback, handed off to tailback Rick Berns, who faked into the line, then flipped the ball back to Garcia. And when the quarterback completed the razzle-dazzle with a forward pass to Ken Brown, the red-helmeted Husker wing-back outjostled Tiger defenders for the ball. That 37-yard gainer reached the Missouri 45. And when Nebraska came up to third and nine at the 30, split end Tim Smith made an outstanding catch, the best of four for 58 yards. He ran a flag pattern to his right, cut back to the left, dived and caught Garcia's 23-yard aerial message at the 7, immediately in front of the goalposts. When Todd's 27-yard field goal, after a delay-of-the-game penalty, put Nebraska ahead, 12-10, with about five minutes left in the third period, the stubborn Corn-husker defense took over to complete See MIZZOU, Page 5 Page 2 Page 3 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 offensively or defensively, to stand up to us for a full game," said Hayes. As usual, the 64-year-old coach was right. The Buckeyes, who had stopped them-selves with a fumble and an intercepted pass on their first two possessions, put See ILLINI, Page 4 Ed Staniowski and played soundly from the second period on, but a pair of Buffalo goals less than two minutes apart early in the final period doomed the Blues to yet another well-played defeat. The only first-period goal was scored by Don Luce, as he took Craig Ramsay's pass from behind the net and ripped a 15-footer past Staniowski at 3 minutes 15 seconds, after the Buffalo line of Luce, Ramsay and Danny Gare had the Blues scrambling in their own end. Larry Patey appeared to score a goal for the Blues at 5:50, using Claude Larose as a decoy on a two-on-one break See BLUES, Page 8 I ini 1 1 n hSj 1 ,1 11 1 4

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