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OKPSBl * RSHIN6 •1AJUCMU.Y »«tM...763-5423~ Qitvcston Party Boats, Inc. PIER 18 Section B Page I MONOAVTMMjrMOAV Local, State, World Sports Saturday Morning, September 23,1978 Sports — Phone 744-3611 Northbrook Tops Coogs ByPAULARNETT News Sports Writer LA MARQUE-The scorekeeper dozed off during the first and third quarters of last night's Northbrook-La Marque football game. He was nudged awake in the second quarter to make it 7-0 in favor of the Raiders, and in the fourth to add two more points to Northbrook's total. When he was done the final score read 9-0 in favor of the visiting Northbrook squad. The Cougars were never in the run-oriented contest. Take away William Sowell's 100 yards on 20 carries, and La Marque would have a total of 18 yards. Meanwhile Northbrook had little trouble moving the ball against the Coogs' defense. The Raiders first score came when Troy Bielski took the option from quarterback John Haak and ran around left end for four yards and the touchdown. Robert Schwartz added the extra point with 2:13 left to go in the half. The touchdown was set up when La Marque quarterback O'Neal Green fumbled the handoff to Sowell. Northbrook line-b acker Marvin Allensworth fell on the ball on La Marque's seven yard line. It took the Raiders four plays to move the ball in for the score. The final two points of the contest came late in the fourth quarter. With just under two minutes remaining Green dropped back for a pass and was tackled in the endzone by three Raider linemen. From there the Raiders just ran out the clock. Northbrook's offensive attack-was not a fancy one. They threw the ball 10 times, completing four of them for 43 yards. And added another 153 yards on the ground. These stats are a little misleading. Northbrook r First Downs-North!)rook 10, La Marque 5. Yards Rushing-Northbrook 153, La Marque 118. Yards ssing- Northbrook 43, La Marque 0. Passes- kaNorthbrook 4 of 10. La Marque 0 of 8. Passes Intercepted by Northbrook-xx 1, La Marque 0. Fumbles- Northbrook 5 and lost 3, La Marque 2 and lost 2. Punts— Northbrook 6 for 36 avg,, La Marque 9 for 31 avg. Penalties-Northbrook4 for 40, La Marque 5 for 55. Northbrook 0702-9 La Marque 0000-0 had five fumbles and lost three which stopped many a drive. Often times the Raiders' pitchbacks went astray, causing huge junks of yardage to be lost. In just four plays, Northbrook lost a total of 53 yards. But that's not to say the La Marque defense did not have its moments. Late in the fourth quarter the Cougar defense held Northbrook from scoring on a brilliant goal line defense. The Raiders had the ball first and goal on La Marque's six. Four plays later the Cougars took over on their own four. But that demonstrated s the only strong showing La Marque to the home town crowd which was estimated at 3,000 strong. Another problem for coach Tom Williams' crew is the offensive attack. Green did not complete one pass, and only Sowell had a good night on the ground. The other three backs combined for a total of 18 yards. is illustrates why the scorekeeper wasn't very busy, and Williams hopes this final non-district contest won't be an omen of things to come. La Marque is off this weekend, but it begins district play the following week against Texas City. Yates Edges Tors NORTHBROOK ball carrier John Haak (11) eludes La Marque defender to pick up a big gain in Friday night high school game played in La Marque. (Photo by Jimmy McKenna)) < By David McKenna News Sports Writer HOUSTON-Ball High fumbled away its final chance at a come-from- behind win here Friday night with 1:45 remaining and instead took a 16-13 loss at the hands of the Yates Lions. Closing the Lions' lead to three points with a third period touchdown, the Tors took possession at their own 37 with 1:45 left in the game. On the first play from scrimmage, running back Jo Jo Dorsey couldn't get the handle on a Scott Clements pitch and Garland Short of Yates was there to recover. Yates then ran the clock out to gain its third win. The game ended Ball's pre-district schedule and left the Tors with a record of a tie and two defeats. Ball gained possession on the Yates 27 when Raphael Moore forced the Yates to get off a bad punt that only traveled eight yards. It took Ball nine plays to cover the distance to score on an 18-yard pass from Scott Clements to Keith Myers. It was on a fourth First downs: Ball 13, Yales 5 Yards rushing: Ball 152, Yales 103 Yards passing: Ball 114, Yates20 Passes completed: Ball 5 of 12, Yates 1 of3 Passes intercepted by: Ball 1, Yates 1 Fumbles lost by: Ball 4 of 5, Yates 0 of 4 Punts: Ball 4 for 28 yards, Yates 7 for 37 Penalties: Ballfr63, Yates 10-76 Ball 7060-13 Yates S10 00-16 and goal situation from the 18-yard line. Penalties set the Tors back several times in the drive. Clements kicked the extra point to give the Tors Leopards Beat O'Connell 28-0 VAN VLECK-The running of Van Vleck's Ronnie Woodard and Eric Martin along with their tight defense shut out the visiting O'Connell High Bucs 28-0 Friday night here in a non-district game. The loss for the Bucs dropped them to a 1-2 mark for the season and raised the Leopards to a 3-0 record. A number of costly mistakes and some heavy penalties by the Bucs were some of the reasons. for their loss to the Van Vleck Leopards. The Bucs lost the ball on one fumble and there were two pass interceptions by the team. O'Connell had a couple of good drives going for it in the first half but were unable to get any points on the Scoreboard. Van Vleck drew first blood late in the first half behind the running of Ronnie Woodard and Lonnie Dement. Woodard bucked over fron the one- yard line for the first tally which covered 65 yards in 14 plays. The key play in the drive was a 52 yard First downs: O'Connell 11, Van Vleck 12 Yards rushing: O'Connell 148, Van Vleck248 Yards passing: O'Connell 9, Van Vleck 65 Passes completed: O'Connell l of 11, Van Vleck 5 of 12 Passes intercepted by: O'Connell 0, Van Vleck 2 Fumbles lost fay: O'Connell 1, Van Vleck 0 Punts: O'Connell 4 for 22.0, Van Vleck 3 for 40.0 Penalties: O'Connell 8-100, Van Vleck 435 O'CONNELL 0000-0 VANVLECK 06616-28 by Dement. The the extra point SF Falls To Cleveland 12-0 ALTA LOM A—Turnovers killed several Santa Fe drives as the previously undefeated Indians took it on the chin 12-0 by a fired up Cleveland club at Santa Fe Stadium Friday night before about 2,000 fans. The first quarter score reminded more of a baseball score as Cleveland took advantage of a wild snap from center over punter Bobby Hubbell's head for a 2-0 lead. The play took place on the Indian five yard line. The second stanza wasn't much different as Cleveland covered another errant snap in the Indian end zone for a 4-0 lead that was good through the first half. Late in the first half Cleveland had a strong drive that started from the Indians 44 yard line and was stopped by a fired up Santa Fe defense on the six. Key on defense for the home team included Chris Matejka, Keith Gray, Robert Deleware, Rusty Cornell, Greg Arree and Curtis Adams. Cleveland put the game First downs: Cleveland 8, Santa Fe 8 Yards rushing: Cleveland 38, Santa Fe 20 Yards passing: Cleveland 73, Santa Fe 121 Passes completed: Cleveland 5 of 9, Santa Fe 9 of 21 Passes intercepted by: Cleveland 2, Santa Fe 3 Fumbles lost by: Cleveland l, Santa Fe 4 Punts: Cleveland 5 for 32.4, Santa Fe 4 for 33.0 Penalties: Cleveland 4-50, Santa Fe<HO CLEVELAND 2280-12 SANTA FE 0000-0 completely out of reach with 3:54 showing on the stadium clock in the third quarter. The score was set up by a recovery of a Santa Fe fumble. Quarterback Charles Broussard ran the final yard to paydirt and a run by Fred Cruse for a pair extended the Indian lead to 120. A key play in the drive was a 12 yard pass from Broussard to Leneal Wilridge on a third down play. The Indians had limes when they moved the ball well but were never able to penetrate inside the Cleveland 30 yard line. The killer for Santa Fe was the four lost fumbles and two passes lost via interceptions for a total of six key turnovers. Young quarterback Marvin Berlin did a fine job for the Indians on offense in the losing cause. scamper try for failed. The Leopards struck again in the third period when Eric Martin scored on a five yard pass from quarterback Leslie Wyche. The try for the extra point was wide. Midway the final period Van Vleck topped the scoring with 16 points. Eric Martin on a reverse from seven yards out scored one touchdown and linebacker Curtis Times intercepted a Buc pass on O'Connell's 17and went all the way untouched. Wyche ran over for the two extra points and also Dement ran over for two extra points. Evert Named Most Valuable LOS ANGELES (UPI) Chris Evert, who won Ihree of four singles sels in leading Ihe Los Angeles Strings over the Boston Lobsters for the World Team Tennis title, was named Friday the most valauble player for the WTT playoffs. Los Angeles won the WTT championship Thursday night three matches to one in the best-of-f ive series. LA MARQUE ball carried William Sowell (25) picks up a gain against Northbrook in Friday night game. Sowell was the leading ball carrier in the game with 100 yards in 18 carries. (Photo by Jimmy McKenna) Eagles Belt Stings TEXAS CITY starts a sweep against Pasadena in this play. Texas City quarterback Kyle Kirby (15) pitches back to tailback (out to photo). Leadmg interference are Charlie Garcia (35), Norman Bell '63) and Alan Smith (77). Pasadena won the game. (Photo by Vince Stiglich Jr.) By JO ANN OLIPHANT News Sports Writer TEXAS CITY —The Texas City Stingarees lost their second game of the season when they played host to the Pasadena Eagles Friday night in non- district competition. The Pasadena Eagles beat the Texas City Stingarees 34-14. The Eagles' lead came in the first quarter when Vernon Bowers, the 180- poind quarterback, on a right sweep, put the first six points on the board. The extra point was good and the visiting team lead 7-0 with 1:38 left to play. Although Texas City tolaled 22 first downs, the young Stingarees had a tough time gaining ground, ending with a total of only 30 yards rushing for the evening. Midway through the second quarter, Bowwers, again on a right sweep, added another six points to the Eagle score. The point after was good and the Pasadena Eagles team had a lead of 14-0. The Stingarees failed to make any headway in their next three downs and were forced to give up the ball on a third and three. With 2:02 left in the first half, the Eagles marched 55 yards for their third touchdown. The power-house running of Vernon Bowers, Andy Pittman and Mark Show took the Eagles to the 25 yard line. A pass from Bowers to Clayton Sharver and put the Eagles again into the end zone and added another six points to the Scoreboard and the half ended 20-0. Second half looked like it was going to be a repeat when the Eagles scored midway through the third quarter. Anthony Milam, the 205 pound fullback, scored from one yard out and four downs later Bowers ran 41 yards for another touchdown pn an interception. The Eagles led 34-0 in the Ihird quarter. The fourth period turned around for the Stingarees. With only six seconds gone in the final quarter, quarterback Gary Miller passed on a third and nine lo Bob Pryor for the Stingarees first points of the evening. The extra point was good and the score was 34-7 with 11:54 left to play. The second and final touchdown for the Stingarees came with only 2:29 left in the game. A pitchout to Chester Ray on a third and one put another seven points on the board. The point after was good and the final score was 34-14. Dobie Gets Win Over Gators 20-7 By Bob Johnson PADADENA—The Dobie Longhorns took the measure of Dickinson here Friday night 20-7 to hand. the Gators their second setback of the schoolboy football season. Dobie struck with a first period score and then with a touchdown each in the third and fourth periods to down the Gators. Dickinson's lone score came in tne third period. Dickinson's score came on a long Rickofi return.' Paul Warren took the kickoff and raced 84 yards for the third period touchdown. Kelly Garban kicked the extra point. And that was Dickinson's score for the night. Dobie scored in the first period, driving 75 yards in eight plays. Tailback Edward O'Brien, who sparked the drive with good runs, slammed over from the six yard line with 8:44 remaining on the clock. Troy Leland kicked the extra point. A pair of 15-yard penalties against Dickinson helped in the Longhorn march. Dickinson took the ensuing kickoff and drove from its 34 to the Dobie 20. But at that point the Longhorns strengthened and took over on downs. Good runs by Randy Reeves, Craig Hall ancj Dennis Jenkins sparked the Dickinson threat. The Gators threatened later in the first half when First downs: Dobie21, Dickinson 12 Yards rushing: Dobie 250, Dickinson 135 Yards passing: Dobie 65, Dickinson 57 Passes completed: Dobie 6 of 11, Dickinson 4 of 15 Passes intercepted by: Dobie 2, Dickinson 0 Fumbles lost by: DobieJ, Dickinson2 Punts: Dobie 4 for 33.0, Dickinson 4 for 33.0 Penalties: Dobie 6-70, Dickinson 4-50 DOBIE 6077-20 DICKINSON 0070-7 David Bombard recovered a Longhorn fumble on the Dobie 26. Again the Gators bogged down and had to elect a field goal try. The kick was a 40-yarder that was long enough by Kelly Garban but it was wide of the uprights. Dobie used four plays to go seven yards to score with 1:54 left in the third period. Jeff Erhlich plunged over from two yards out and Leland added the extra point. The drive was set up when Dobie recovered a fumbled Dickinson punt. Dobie capped the scoring in the fourth period when O'Brien went over from the 12 to cap a 41-yard drive that used seven plays. Leland converted. The drive was set up by a Dickinson fumble. a 7-0 lead with 6:54 left in the period. Yates struck back to score with 3:24 left in the quarter. The Lions scored when Darryl Ward intercepted a Clements pass and returned 88 yards for the touchdown. Maurice Hightower's kick for the extra point was wide. Yates struck next with 8:13 remaining in the second period. This time the Lions used three plays to cover 80 yards with the touchdown coming a 76 yard run by fullback Ronnie James. Hightower kicked the extra point. Yates widened its margin when Hightower kicked a 22 yard field goal 3:41 before the halftime intermission and the Lions owned a 16-7 lead. The Tors took their second possession of the second half and marched 89 yards in nine plays for their second tally. Clements' 51-yard pass to Myers gave the Tors a first and goal at the Yates nine. Two plays later Erich Jones plunged in from the one, and the Tors trained 16-13 after failing to run over a two-point conversion. Dorsey was stopped short on the run for the points. The Tors beat Yates on statistics all night but their sluggish performance in the first half with three lost fumbles and 55 yards in penalties halted several potential drives. Ball's defense contained the Lions throughout the contest and except for the pass interception that resulted in a touchdown and the fumble recovery with led to another score, the Tors were in control. January, Sneed Tie For Lead NAP A, Calif. (UPI) — Veteran Don January, who always plays well at Silverado, two-putted from 30 feet for a birdie on his final hole Friday to tie Ed Sneed for the second round lead in the $200,000 Napa Open. The 48-year-old January, who hasn't won in two and one-half years, had a second round 66 for a 36- hole score of 10-under-par 134 and a tie with Sneed, a former winner here, who shot a 68. Two shots back at 136 were Alan Tapie, Jay Haas, Charles Goody, Barry Jaeckel, Howard Twitty and Dave Eichelberger, while 1978 leading money winner Tom Watson, Eddie Pearce, Ben Crenshaw, Pat McGowan, Tom Purtzer, Bruce Lietzke, George Knudson and Lou Graham were at 137. Almost as many players were tied at 138, among them Johnny Miller, who shot a second round 66 to get into the running. He hasn' won in nearly three years and at Silverado he is playing his home course. U.S. Open champ Andy North and PGA champ John Mahaffey shot their second slraighl 70s and were in a big group lied at 140, a shot behind Lee Trevino, who had a second round 68 for 139, and two ahead of Masters champion Gary Player, who shot 71 for 142. Also at 142, after a 70, was defending champion Miller Barber. The cut for the final two rounds was set at 142, two under par, and 71 players made it. Among those who didn't were George Archer, who was runnerup here a year ago, Al Geiberger, Peter Oosterhuis and Ron Streck, winner last week of the Texas Open. January, who has won only $48,339 this year, played the back side first at the easier South course and had four birdies, including a 20-footer on the 10th.

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