The Galveston Daily News from Galveston, Texas on September 22, 1978 · Page 15
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The Galveston Daily News from Galveston, Texas · Page 15

Galveston, Texas
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Friday, September 22, 1978
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OKPStt /t FISHING 783-5423 Gilvciton Pirty Boat*, Inc. PIER IS Section B Page 1 '13"r4 At 7h« UACM MMNMffffBi MOMOAT TMtt) NNOAY Local, State, World Sports Friday Morning, September 22,1978 Sports —Phone 744-3611 USC, Tide In Top Contest JESS GOLIGHTLY Sting Linebacker MATT OWENS Sting End MAROUE DAVID LEWIS Cougar Linebacker MARQUE KEITH MCLAREN Cougar Back Cougars Host Northbrook ByPAULARNETT News Sports Writer He was in the dressing room writing numbers upon football pants. Laughing at his own casual jokes about which player would fit into which pair of the navy blue bottoms, La Marque coach Tom Williams was quietly confident about his team's chances tonight against Northbrook. "Our kids have worked well in practice this week, and I think we stand a good chance of winning this ball game," Williams said. "Of course it's always better when you are at home, but we had a pretty good ball game last week, and I think we're improving after every contest." La Marque is coming off a win over St. Thomas of Houston. In that contest the defense was able to shut down Thomas' passing game, and the rest took care of itself. Running back Keith McLaren had an excellent game last week. Running inside and outside with authority, the offensive star of the week was a pleasent surprise for Williams. "Keith has really played well for us," Williams said. "He has become and inside and outside threat, which is what we need to compliment our passing game. "Our defensive player of the week was Roger Peterson. He had an outstanding game against St. Thomas. This is the kind of effort we have been looking for from our men." And it's the style, of play that will be necessary in tonight's game with Northbrook. They were beaten by Dulles in its first game of the season 17-8, but Williams saw some things that could pose problems for the Cougars. "They are mixing it up pretty well on offense," Williams said. "They are using a more option-style offense, and if run right, it can pose problems for your defense. We've worked hard in practice this week, though, and I think our kids are ready." Texas City Reminds One Of Dr. JekyU, Mr. Hyde ByPAULARNETT News Sports Writer Texas City has played two football games and if one didn't know any better he might think Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde were coaching the team. After losing their opening game of the season to Clear Lake 33-0, the Stingarees came back the next week and blanked Deer Park 9-0. The two games were as different as the scores might indicate. But it's something coach Elwood Kettler takes in stride. "When you have a young team like ours then you expect to have an up and down season," the Texas City coach said. "We would like to win all of them, but we know that with our youth we're gonna make some mistakes. Hopefully we'll make less mistakes as the season moves on." Mistakes will have to be held to a minimum tonight if Texas City has any thoughts of defeating Pasadena. The team across the lake is not only big but undefeated as well. "Our staff was looking at their size and they are huge," Kettler said. "The offensive line averages well over 200 pounds, and they have speed at the skill positions that makes them doubly dangerous. The main person we'll have to watch out for though, is their fullback named Milam." A fullback from Clear Lake named Sam Heffernan did all the damage in that game. The Falcons ran right over the Stings in that game and one can bet that Pasadena will try to do the same. "We know they will try to run Milam as much as they can," Kettler said. "But I think they will find the going to be pretty difficult. Our staff was pleased with Jess Golightly and Darrell Williams in the Deer Park contest. "And we look for those two men plus Matt Owen to have a strong game against the Pasadena attack. On offense we were pleased with Kyle Kirby's and Tim Corrigan's efforts. All of these men had a good game last week." It will take these kind of games to defeat teams of Pasadena's caliber, plus a little more. No one is more aware of this than Kettler himself. "We're playing a great football team tonight; no doubt about it," Kettler said. "Our guys are going to have to play an outstanding game to win, but I think they can do it. They are improving with each practice, and in time experience will help their game. "Right now, though experience is lacking so you don't know what to expect. We could win 30-0, or lose 30-0. You never can tell." Jeckyll and Hyde may not be coaching the team, but when youth takes to the field, it may sometimes look like it. No one is more aware of it than Ihe coach himself. This will be Texas Cily's starting lineup for tonight's game OFFENSE: Quarterbacks-Kyle Kirby (155) and Gary Miller (160), tailback Tim Corrigan 1150), running back John Wiley (145), (ullback Charlie Garcia 1175), splil receivers Donnie Dixon (135) and Bob Pryor (140), light end Kent Kirby (170), tackles Ed Sebesta (215) and Alan Smith (220), guards Steve Fillip (185) and Kevin Hancock (180),center Paul Eby (165). DEFENSE: Safeties-Brian Kouns (140) and Vernon Spencer (155), cornerbacks Jerry Watson (160) and Doyle Clark (150), linebackers Jess Golightly (205) and Darrell Williams (180), ends Malt Owen (155) and Pat Walton (165), tackles Bruce Bessire (205) and Gaylon Surratt (190), nose guard Tony Johnson (155). La Marque has an even record of 1-1 going into tonight's 7:30 contest. This is the last game before district begins, and it is an important one for momentum's sake. "You always like to win that last game before district begins," Williams said. "It gives your guys an emotional lift they will need. After this game we have an open week, which should prepare us for our first district game with Texas City. "Also we get our new jersies and pants next week, so the kids should look sharp when the district begins." Not only will the guys look sharp, but it will also give the coach another chance with his jokes about who can fit into what. As any player will tell you, a coach loves to kid his team, especially when he is confident of winning. La Marque's starling lineup for tonight's game - OFFENSE: Quarlerback-Green O'Neil 11371, halfbacks William Sowell i 170) and Keith McLaren (175), (ullback Henderson Smilh (190), split receiver Carl Joiner (135). tight end Ronnie Carelock (ISO). tackles Bryan Bankslon (145) and Dan Millekan (170). guards Tim Strueby (200) and Sieve Quintela (205), center Tom Morton (225). DEFENSE: Safeties-O'Dell Smilh (155) and Alasondro Jackson 1160), cornerbacks David Jacquel (170) and Lewis Simpson (135), linebackers David Lewis (155) and Derrick Rose (185), ends Man Glover (195) and Roger Peterson 065), lackles John Barnard (250) and Roberl Jackson (280). rase guard Kevin Smith (185), HOUSTON (UPI) - The Houston Rockets Thursday acquired (i-1 guard Slick Watts from New Orleans in exchange for a future first round draft choice. Watts, 27, is a defensive specialist who led the NBA in steals and assists in 197576. By GARY KALE UPI Sports Writer Southern California would love to put the shoe on the other foot and crack Alabama's 12-game winning streak, longest in the nation, when the seventh- ranked Trojans play the No. 1 Crimson Tide in Birmingham, Ala., Saturday night. Last season, USC was riding high as the top-rated team in the country when Coach Bear Bryant's crew edged the Trojans, 21-20. Charlie White, the nation's No. 3 ground gainer, is the big gun in USC's bid for an upset. He has gained 329 yards, is averaging 5.3 yards a carry and has scored three touchdowns. Both teams are 2-0, with Alabama beating Nebraska, 20-3, and Missouri, 38-20, and Southern Cal holding a 17-9 win over Texas Tech and routing Oregon, 37-10. "Every game is a big one, and this one is no bigger than any other," says a confident Bryant, who has a 184-37-8 record in 21 seasons at Alabama. "I was proud of our comeback against Missouri, but we played pretty sorry for about live minutes in the second quarter and if we do that against USC, it will be a long afternoon for us." Bryant's ground game depends on Tony Nathan's ability to crack the USC defense. He is Alabama's leading rusher with 167 yards on 27 carries for a 6.2 average. Other games involving top 10 teams include No. 2 Oklahoma against Rice, third ranked Arkansas vs. Oklahoma State, No. 4 Penn State playing Southern Methodist, fifth rated Michigan tackling Notre Dame, sixth ranked Texas playing Wyoming, No. 8 UCLA against Kansas, No. 9 Pittsburgh facing Temple and 10th ranked Texas A&M meeting Boston College. If form holds true, unbeaten Michigan should topple once-beaten Notre Dame, last year's national champion. Both teams have been involved in shutouts, Michigan clobbering Illinois, 31-0, last week and the Irish losing to Missouri, 3-0, two weeks ago. Michigan holds a 9-2 series edge over Notre Dame, but Wolverine Coach Bo Schembechler isn't exhibiting the confidence that ordinarily would go with such a lopsided margin. "They (Notre Dame) are a good team and they've had two weeks to get ready for us to polish up on some things aftter the loss to Missouri. Joe Montana is a good quarterback and some say he was the man who turned Notre Dame around last year." Notre Dame was 11-1 last season after a loss to Mississippi in its second game. Michigan was 10-2. Ralph Houk Retires Santa Fe Seeks 3rd Win, TV«t« r.l*>v*»lanrl Tonight _ — _ ^/f^_r *s*^r •^^ft^-'^ » '^^ r -*^^^» "* -~- "»- / »- -—- -«-•• «•> ^ ALTA LOMA—The Santa Fe Indians will be seeking their third victory of the season when they test tough Cleveland here at 7:30 tonight. This game tonight is a non-district contest for both teams. Santa Fe in its last encounter shutout O'Connell High 14-0 for its second straight win. Cleveland . beat Splendora 33-24 for its second victory. In the season opener for both teams Santa Fe blanked the highly-rated Dayton 7-0 and Cleveland scored a 27-0 win over Sweeny. Both teams are in good physical condition for tonight's affair. Coach Steve Jamail will make no major changes in his starting lineups. "When you have a winning team g]aying as expected, you Oon't cNange players unless there is an injury," Jamail said. "Both units looked good in the games played to date." "We know coach Bob Davis has some good talent on his team and Cleveland cannot be taken too lightly," explained the Sante Fe coach. "Cleveland will have good speed and more weight in both units. They have 15 starters from last year's team including two- way guard Mark Smith at 250 pounds and five other players weighing 200 pounds are more along with speed in the backfield." Thus far this season Santa Fe has gained respect from the opposition and no longer is considered a soft touch. Team effort has been the key word in the Indians victories and and coach .Jamail hopeSf his team will get off to a good start in the District 14-AAA race which begins on Oct. 6 at Columbia. Marvin Berlin will be the starting quarterback for Santa Fe and his running mates will include Jim Guyton and Mike Brantley along with Mike Clark at wingback. Probable starting lineup include; OFFENSE: Quarterback-Marvin Berlin (160), Running Backs -Jim Guylon (165) and Mike Branlley (170), Split End-J. J. Hildebrand <175>. Tight End-Eddie Pinitola (175), Tackles- Keith Gray (195) and Frank Hess 1200), Guards-Chris Malejka (195) and Jerry Vaughn (180), Cenlcr-Rusty Cornell (200), Wing Back-Mike Clark 117(ti. DEFENSE: Ends-ScoU Beyer 1190) and Hildebrand (175), Tackles-Greg Acree (1H5) and Gray (195), Nose Guard-Danny Minter H70), Linebackers-Cornell ifflOi and Malejka () ( J5;, CornerbacksClark < 170) and Curtis Adams MR)), Safclics-llobcrt Delaware (175/and Bonny HubbelOfiS), SCOTT BEYER Santa Fe End DETROIT (UPI) Ralph Houk, manager of the best and worst teams in baseball over a career that spanned 16 years, stunned the Detroit Tigers when he announced Thursday he was retiring and would not be returning as their manager next season. Les Moss, manager of Detroit's Triple-A affiliate, Evansville of the American Association, was immediately named his replacement, starting next season to take over a team that has gone from being baseball's worst in 1975 into a possible contender in 1979. "It's time for me to go fishing," said Houk, former manager of the New York Yankees. "It's time for me to spend some time with my wife. I've been in baseball for over 40 years. "It's not easy to do this," he said, "yet I feel it's the thing to do. "The Tigers have been nice enough to give me a job as a consultant — although I don't know what that would be." Houk said he, club president and general manager Jim Campbell and vice president Bill Lajoie discussed a successor and "were 100 percent unanimous" in favor of Moss. "He's had 18 of our players that have come up here," Houk said. Campbell said Moss, given a one-year contract, had "been programmed into this thing for over a year." Like Houk, Moss is a former major league Haas Takes Lead In Napa Tourney Upper Coast; Fishing Survey FRlDAY'SOUTLOOK-Slow. WATER CONDlTIONS-Choppy and sandy. FRIDAY TIDES-High at 6:53 am (1.5 ft.), low al 2:52 am (xx (1.4 ft.) and 3:13 pm(0.4ft.). FRIDAY SUN-Rise al 7:07 am, set al 7:10pm. FRIDAY MOON-Riseat 11:44 pm, set at 12:42 pm SATURDAY TIDES-High at 12:10 am U.5 ft.) and 6:43 am )1.5 ft.), low al 4:18 am(1.4fl.)and4:!9pm(0.4ft.). SATURDAY SUN-Rise at 7:08 am, set at7:15pm. SATURDAY MOON-No rise listed, set Area fishing slacked off considerably Thursday. Only a few scattered bull redfish were caught. The main catches, and even those were scattered, were flounders, sand trout and some small drum. The flounder and sand trout catches were made around the north jetty boat cut and in the Galveston Ship Channel. NAPA, Calif. (UPI) — Jay .Haas, needing a victory in order to play in the World Series of Golf next week, took a big step in that direction Thursday when he came back from a month layoff to shoot a 6-under- par 66 for a share of the first round lead in the $200,000 Napa Open. Haas, who won the San Diego Open at the start of the year but nothing since, was among the late starters and his 66, which included an eagle on the ninth hole, tied him for the lead with Rex Caldwell, Ed Sneed and Dave Eichelberger on a day when nearly half the field shot par or less over Silverado's two courses. The 24-year-old Haas, who won the NCAA Championship in 1977 while attending Wake Forest, had a chance to hold the lead all by himself but he bogeyed the par-3, 162-yard 16th on the South course when he three-putted from 40 feet. Haas, who has won $71,951 .this year, had planned to rest the remainder of this year since he was assured of an exemption for 1979 by virtue of his victory at San Diego. "But I got a little tired sitting at home," said Haas. "I also set a new goal for myself — of winning $100,000 this year. I have two more weeks to make it." Eichelberger, Caldwell and Sneed are among the first 50 money winners. They played more like hungry tigers looking for a spot among the year's top 60. Like Haas, all three played the South layout, which is 200 yards shorter than the North and about two shots easier. Eichelberger and Caldwell also eagled the ninth while Sneed eagled the 13th, which is a par-5, 494-yard hole. Eichelberger said he didn't think he played as well as his score indicated, while Caldwell admitted it was his best putting round of the year. Sneed said he played well on the back nine and that made his round. catcher who spent the bulk of his career as a substitute. "I've been treated so great here," Houk said. "It's been an interesting job but the only way I could have stayed here five years was my associations with Mr. Campbell and Mr. (club owner John E.) Fetzer. "Truthfully, I did not intend to stay here this long," Houk said. "It's been gratifying to me to see some of the young players we have stuck with develop." Tor Purple Falls To Gold 8-0 The Ball High Tor freshmen Purple and Gold football teams played their first game Thursday afternoon, with the Gold taking a 8-0 win over the Purple. The only scoring In the game came in the second quarter when Gold quarterback Milburn hit tight end Hilton on a 30-yard completition to move the ball to the Purple five-yard- line. Three plays later the combination clicked again, as Milburn hit Hilton for a 5-yard TD. Garcia converted the extra point for the Gold on a reverse and the scoring was concluded for the day with the Gold in front 8-0. Outstanding players for the Gold included: Neuman, Strawder, Quinnine, Franklin and Flores, while the Purple standouts were Davis, Edwards,Lacey and Deason. The next game for both teams will be in two weeks when the Alvin freshmen teams come to town in the first district encounter. Dickinson Doesn't Want Santa Claus In Pasadena MARVIN BERLIN SF Quarterback ByPAULARNETT News Sports Writer The Christmas spirit arrived a little early liiis year for the Dickinson football team. Against Bay City last Friday night the Gators had five interceptions and three fumbles. If coach Ted Gray has anything to say about it, then it won't happen again. "We just can't afford to make that many errors and win football games," Gray said. "Therefore we're going to give Randy Sanchez the starting job tonight at quarterback against Pasadena Dobie." But it will take more than that to stop Dobie. Although they lost to Houston Weslchester last weekend, the Longhorns played a good ball game offensively. Ed O'Brien and Don Newcombe head the offensive attack; the same one which beat Port Neches-Grovcs in the opening game of the season. "They were pretty down after stopping Groves," t~* »-rn > oni/^ * * 1 OVT"lo/"*t J nO\f \Jtt **J OWIV1, * ^.rffcJ^X*^-* *ff*rj will be pretty mad against us. We're going to have to play an outstanding game defensively to win. They have a super offensive attack, both running and passing. That Mike Bustamanti is an outstanding wide receiver." But the Gators have a strong offensive attack of their own. Starting quarterback Steve Todora had a bad night in the Bay City game. He fired five interceptions, halting every drive Dickinson attempted to mount. Fullback Melvin Dobbins had a fair game at fullback, but he will need to have a good game tonight. Sanchez will be inexperienced, and the running game will have to go if the Gators plan on doing any extensive throwing. "We do plan lo throw, but we need to establish some kind of running gam2,"Gray said. "Dobie has a pretty good defense, but I think we can move the ball on them." And they will have to move the ball on them because the Longhorns are good. This means crisp blocking, a strong running game to compliment Sanchez' passing attack and no turnovers. Gray hopes Santa Claws doesn't visit is squad until late December. Dickinson's starling lineup (or tonight's game OFFENSE: Ends-Skeel Jackson i2051 and John Schnakc (1831. tackles Charles Bamett (205) and Rodney Rau i20Qi. guards Jef( Wyalt (215). Wally Hogan 090) and MarkAntley \ 1951. center Dean Lonsford 055). quarterback Steve Todora U50). fullback Melvin Dobbins (205), halfbacks. Craig Hall ilOOi and Dennis Jenkins 0701. DEFENSE: Nose guard-Konald Hall tliWi, tackels Owiyiw Lewis i2M' and Sk'vc Krone iMV «Ms Gcwci' Miisiw 065) and l.inny Ullle 09oi. linebackers Tim Gray I'iW and Sieve ttarkniann 1175), cornerbacks Frank Karmilelle ilii.V and Phillip Irvm \ U». siU'lu^l'aul Warren* 143) and Darrell Turner 043V MELVIN DOBBINS Gator Back TIM GRAY Gator Linebacker

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