The Galveston Daily News from Galveston, Texas on September 24, 1978 · Page 24
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The Galveston Daily News from Galveston, Texas · Page 24

Galveston, Texas
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Sunday, September 24, 1978
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4-C (Eitr <£aHir«tan |laily. ^rtos Sunday Morning. September 24,1978 Wolverines Dump Irish 28-14 As Rivalry Renews NORTHBROOK BACK Troy Bielski out runs La Marque defenders Derrick Rose (77) and Henderson Smith (30) to score a touchdown in Houston Penn St. Nips Mustangs 26-21 team's 9-0 victory over La Marque Friday night. (Photo by J immy McKenna) UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (UPI) - Chuck Fusina threw 16 yards to Scott Fitzkee for one touchdown and Matt Suhey ran three yards for another score in the second half Saturday to lead fourth-ranked Penn State to a come-from- behind 26-21 victory over Southern Methodist in a battle of unbeaten teams. The Nittany Lions, 4-0, were stunned in the first half by the passing of phenomenal SMU sophomore MikeFord, who threw for 165 yards and two touchdowns in the first 30 minutes to give the young Mustangs a 14-12 halftime lead. A 40-yard interception return by cornerback David Hill three minutes into the third quarter gave SMU a 21-12 lead before Penn State, whose offense in the first half consisted of four field goals by reliable Matt Bahir, began to flex its muscles later In the third quarter with ball-control drives of 69 and 73 yards. Fusina, who had a sub- par first half, began the first drive with passes of 16 yards to Suhey and 19 to freshman tailback Joel Coles before finding Fitzkee in the end zone on the ninth play of the march to pull the Lions within two points. On their next possession, the Nittany Lions grounded out a 12-play drive with an effective ground game. Ford, who finished with 18 completions in 35 attempts for 295 yards, tried to get the Mustangs, 2-1, a score in the fourth quarter but was subjected to ferocious pass rush led by tackle Matt Millen. Ford riddled the Nittany Lion defense, which had allowed two touchdowns in three games, with one touchdown in the second quarter. In the two scoring drives in the period, he completed six of nine passes for 144 yards. SMU marched 73 yards after Bahr kicked his second field goal of the game, a 26-yarder, to give the Mustangs a 7-6 lead. Ford hit split end Anthony Smith for 49 yards to put the ball on the State 3, and Darold Turner slanted off- tackle from one yard out three plays later. Upper Coast Fishing Survey SUNDAY'S OUTLOOK-Good (or redfish. WATER CONDITIONS-Choppy and sandy. SUNDAY TIDES-High at 1:36 am (1.6 (I.), low at 5:26 pm (0.5 ft.). SUNDAY SUN-Rise at 7:09 am. set at 7:14 pm. SUNDAY MOON-Rlse at 12:31 am, set at 2:21pm. MONDAY TIDES-High at 2:29 am (1.6 ft.),Iowat6:33pm(0.5fU. MONDAY SUN'-Rise at 7:09 am, set at 7:13 pm. MONDAY MOON-Rise at 1:20 am, set at 3:05 pm. Redfish furnished the main fishing action Saturday, x although catches were not as large as those made Friday. In addition to the reds, there were nice catches of flounders, croakers, and sand trout. Johnny Villarreal, Andrew Garza and Mark Holt caught a x redfish each from the Gulf Coast Pier. The total redfish catch for two days was 89. A lot of croakers and sand trout were also caught from xi beachfrontpiers. Pete Mills fishing out of Wilson's Bait Camp at the south jetty caught a bull red near Fleenor's xx Flats. Dr. Cantus caught three flounders and some croakers at the north jetty boat cut. The Walter Lewis party caught 25 sand trout and croakers near the Pelican Bridge. Juanita Martin at the Galveston Yacht Basin Bait Camp reported good catches of croakers and sand trout were made near the Pelican Bridge and Seawolf Park. Gus Franks at the M&M Fishing Camp reported West Bay waters were too rough for good fishing. Anglers out of Bill Rhem's Camp on Jones Lake made scattered catches of rat reds, speckled trout, croakers and flounders in Green's Lake, Jones Lake, the Mecom canals and Hitchcock Diversionary Canal. High Island Owns 3-0 Grid Record ANAHUAC-The High Island Cardinals unbeaten and unscored upon this season won their third straight, blanking Anahuac junior varsity 14-0. Coach Lucky Gamble's Cardinals scored both their touchdowns in the first half. Halfback Ben Payton rammed over from the two yard line for the first touchdown early in the second period. A few minutes later tight end Glenn Tally on the receiving end of a 42-yard pass from quarterback Tony Valastro accounted for the second tally. Halfback Phillip Permenter ran for the two- point conversion. Permenter was the leading ball carrier in the game rushing for 135 yards in 10 attempts and Payton was next with 90 yards in 20 carriers. The Cardinals rushed for a total of 260 yards on the ground and had 81 yards in passing. Anahuac was limited to a total offense of 90 yards. This is the second straight game the Cardinals has gained more than 300 yards for total offense. The defensive unit for the Cardinals of tackle Eugene Garland, Mike Rollins and Kendall Barrow were much tougher than the hometown team expected. SOUTH BEND, Ind. (UPI) - Rick Leach passed for three touchdowns and ran for another Saturday to lead No. 5 Michigan to a 28-14 victory over No. 14 rated Notre Dame in the first game between the two teams in 35 years. It marked the first time in 15 years that Notre Dame has opened its season with two successive losses and the first time since that season the Irish have opened with successive setbacks. Leach, tying his own Michigan school record with three touchdown passes in a game, scored Michigan's first touchdown on a 4-yard run then passed to Doug Marsh for touchdowns of 5 and 17 yards and hit Ralph Clayton for a 40- yard score. Leach completed eight of 19 passes for 110 yards, but most of his succes was in the second half. He hit on only three of 14 in the first half for 21 yards, but was victimized by four dropped passes. Notre Dame quarterback Joe Montana, who had been expected to challenge Leach for passing superiority, outgained him with 16 completions in 29 attempts for 192 yards, but twice was intercepted and each time the turnover led to a Michigan touchdown. Jerry Meter intercepted one Montana toss and returned 14 yards to the Notre Dame 33 before Marsh's second touchdown catch and Mike Harden intercepted the second throw and returned two yards to the Notre Dame 41 before Clayton's reception of Leach's bomb. Michigan made only one turnover, on a fumble, and it was costly. It came on the first scrimmage play of the game, from the Michigan 11, and was recovered by Scott Zeptek. On the fourth play, Montana passed to Denis Grindinger for a touchdown. Notre Dame's second score came on a 4- yard run by Vagas Ferguson with 5:21 left in the half. Notre Dame lost the ball three times on fumbles, once on the Michigan 29 and the second time on the Michigan 45. The third was lost on the Michigan 43. Notre Dame attempted the only field goal of the game — when Joe Unis 1 try from the Michigan 23 yard line was blocked by Mike Jolly. Michigan's final score came as Curtis Greer tackled Montana in the end zone with 1:08 to play after a Michigan punt rolled dead at the Notre Dame -five- yard line. Bulldogs Blank Clemson 12-0 ATHENS, Ga. (UPI) Kicker Rex Robinson kept his record perfect with two field goals Saturday and a hard-hitting Georgia defense forced four fumbles to give the Bulldogs a 12-0 victory over 18th-ranked Clemson. Georgia, a four-point underdog, put a collar on heralded Tiger quarterback Steve Fuller and with savage tackling set up Robinson's field goals of 29 and 39 yards in the first half. Junior quarterback Jeff Pyburn, outshining Clemson's Fuller, launched the Bulldogs on a time- consuming 80-yard march in 16 plays with the second half kickoff. He passed the last 11 yards for a touchdown to flanker Carmon Prince with 7:53 gone in the third period, but a try for a two-point conversion failed. Cornerback Scott Woerner, a cool sophomore, headed the tough defense, which had been considered a preseason questionmark for the Bulldogs. After a hard tackle by guard Louis Freedman shook the ball loose from Tiger tailback Warren Latchford in the first half Woerner scooped it up to give Georgia the ball on its own 48. The Bulldogs went 37 yards in six plays, including Pyburn's 14-yard pass to Prince, to put the ball on the Clemson 12 — where Robinson kicked his 29-yard field goal. Late in the fourth period, Woerner picked off a Fuller pass and returned it 25 yards to take Georgia out of danger when Clemson was on the move. Robinson's fifth field goal of the young season came after Georgia defensive end Gordon Terry recovered fullback Tracy Perry's fumble on the Bulldog 28 to stop a Clemson drive which had begun on the Tiger 29. I SANTA FE BACK Milie Brantley (32) swings wide to pick up a good gain for the Indians in their Friday night game with Cleveland. The game was won by Cleveland 12-0. (Photo by Patty Schex- naider) <#? Shoes for the Family GAWHZMAU 528-6ttiST.N. GAL VISION TEXAS CITY 740-1621 948-2661 County Football Mark Poorest In Years v —./•" / i f (/ / • / f=LO/1S*t£IM SHOE* / By A. C.Becker Jr. News Sports Editor This season —1978 — supposedly has the ingredients to be one of Galveston County's finest in high school football. Either pre-season evaluations are way off base or county schoolboy footballers haven't read the predictions, for at this stage the Galveston County football record is the poorest in years. The county has 10 senior high school football teams. According to pre-season evaluations, four are supposed to win their respective districts and two of that four are supposed to be rated in the state's Top Ten. As it stands right now, only three of the 10 teams have winning records and only two of those are preseason favorites. The teams with winning records are High Island (30), Friendswood (2-1) and Santa Fe (2-1). High Island Buckeyes Take Opener 27-10 MINNEAPOLIS (UPI) Freshman quarterback Art Schlichter ran for two touchdowns and lateraied to Ron Springs for another to lead Ohio State to a 27-10 victory over Minnesota Saturday in their Big Ten football opener. The Buckeyes turned a Minnesota fumble into a touchdown in the first four minutes of play, ran up a 213 lead by halftime and added another touchdown in the last quarter before a crowd of 55,200, biggest in Memorial Stadium in two years. Ohio State, bounding back from a 19-0 loss to Penn State last week, wound up with a 1-1 record and the Gophers, who were skv hiah with enthusiasm going into the game, slid to the same mark. Schlichter ran three yards for one touchdown, plunged one yard for another and lateraied to Springs who ran three yards for a third. Joel Payton picked up the other Ohio State score with a 1- yardpush. Minnesota scored twice— on a 39-yard field goal by Paul Rogind with four seconds left in the first half and on a 15-yard pass from Mark Carlson to Ray Dilulo with 1:42 left in the game. Ohio State outgained the Gophers 357 yards to 273. Ohio State worked mainly on the ground, rushing for 300 yards in 73 carries while Minnesota turned to the air for 174 of its yards. and Friendswood are supposed to win their districts. Friendswood, No. 1 in Class AAA in pre-season polls, is currently No. 9 in the UPI ratings and No. 20 in the Harris Ratings. Ball High and O'Connell are the other two teams favored to win their respective district races. The Class AAAA pre-season ratings pegged Ball High No. 8 in the state. At the present time Ball has played three games and the closest the Tors have been able to come to a victory was a 12-12 tie with Bryan. Before the Tors 1613 loss to Yates Friday night, the Harris Ratings had Ball No. 56 in the state. O'Connell won its opener, but since the Buccaneers have dropped two straight. After three weeks of play, the collective record for Galveston County high schools is 10 wins, 15 losses and two ties. High Island with a 3-0-0 mark has the best record in the county. Santa Fe and Friendswood at 2-1-0 each are next in line. Then lumped at 1-2-0 each are O'Connell, La Marque, and Texas City. Hitchcock is 01-1 and Ball High is 0-1-2. Dickinson and Clear Creek are 0-2-0 each. One can always take an optimistic view of the current record in the light that all the games to date have been non-district. 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