The Galveston Daily News from Galveston, Texas on September 26, 1978 · Page 11
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Tuesday, September 26, 1978
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MEPSE* MMOM.Y 763-8423" Party Boats, Inc. PIER 11 Section B dalbestim Local, State, World Sports HOUSTON OILER quarterback Dan Pastorini has been relieved of calling plays in "clutch" situations. Pastorini Relieved Calling 'Clutch* Situation Plays HOUSTON (UPI) Houston Oilers Coach Bum Phillips Monday said eight- year NFL veteran quarterback Dan Pastorini will no longer call plays in "clutch" situations. The change will be made, Phillips said, to shield his quarterback from criticism and not because Pastorini's play-calling in Houston's 10-6 loss to the Los Angeles Rams Sunday was poor. "We're gonna call all the clutch plays," Phillips said. "I don't want him criticized. Gosh, there are a jillion times when he has a chance to do well and only one time when he has a chance to do wrong." Phillips defended Pastorini at an unusually tense Monday news con- ference after there was strong local media criticism of the quarterback's play selection. "No," Phillips said to a question about the possibility of rookie quarterback Gifford Nielsen replacing Pastorini in the near future. According to an Oilers player, who asked that his name not be used, the Oilers' offensive problems are much higher up than the quarterback. "We're in the wrong formation. We're not going to our strength. We're not calling the right plays. We're calling the same plays too often. We're not surprising anyone, anytime," he said. Phillips has always ad- Man Charged In Bostock Murder CROWN POINT, Ind. (UPI) — A formal murder charge was filed Monday against a man police said shot and killed California Angels star outfielder Lyman Bostock in an apparent attempt to shoot his estranged wife. Leonard Smith, 31, estranged husband of Barbara Smith who was a childhood friend of Bostock, was charged in Lake County Superior Court. Police arrested Smith early Sunday for the Saturday night shooting in nearby Gary. The case was assigned to Criminal Court Judge Andrew Giorgi. His office said Smith's arraignment would probably be held Tuesday. Investigators said Smith was attempting to kill his 26-year-old wife, who was a passenger in the back seat of the car in which Bostock was riding while on the way to a dinner outing. "It'll probably come out like he (Bostock) was having some kind of affair with the woman. But it wasn't like that at all," said Police Sgt. Bob Scheerer. "They had been together for a total of about 20 blocks before the shooting. It's just a shame." Bostock, one of the highest paid players in baseball, was taken to St. Mary's Hospital after he was shot at point-blank range with a small gauge shotgun. Doctors worked on him for 3 % hours before he died at 1:30 a.m. Sunday. Mrs. Smith was hospitalized in fair condition with pellet wounds to her face. Police Sgt. Robert Highsmith said Bostock, the American League's ninth leading hitter, was riding in the back seat of a car driven by his uncle, Thomas Turner of Gary, after the Angels were defeated 5-4 by the White Sox Saturday in Chicago. "At Fifth and Jackson Streets the suspect pulled alongside and fired point blank into the car, apparently with a .410-gauge or a 20-gauge shotgun," he said. Highsmith said Mrs. Smith recognized the driver as her estranged husband, and apparently argued briefly with him before the shooting. vocated a quarterback calling his own plays. While on the sidelines during Oilers games, Pastorini dons a headset and talks to offensive coordinator Ken Shipp in the press box about what plays might work on the next offensive series. Houston's questionable play selection appeared to be spotlighted in one fourth- quarter play against the Rams. With nine minutes left in the game and trailing by four points, the Oilers began a drive at their own 33-yard line. Three running plays netted a first down, then on first down Pastorini threw a 40-yard pass and it was easily intercepted k by the Rams'Pat Thomas. * After the game, Pastorini said he had called a run in the huddle. "I came to the line of scrimmage and saw a blitz coming. The run would not have worked,'' he said. Pastorini's switch of plays did not confuse the Rams, Thomas said. ' 'When we lined up for the play," the Rams safety said, "Pastorini called two audibles. We pick up each one and made the necessary adjustments in our coverage. You can't blame Pastorini." Phillips agreed. "It wasn't a bad call. Dan read the blitz and Kenny (Burrough, receiver) had the coverage beat. I'll tell you what I told the other guy: It's not easy to play quarterback in this league. It's a helluva lot easier to second guess." Pastorini suffered Sunday by comparison to Rams' quarterback Pat Haden, whose play calling appeared near perfect. Los Angeles converted 68 percent of its third-down situations into firsts and controlled the football for 38 of 60 minutes. Houston converted 20 percent and was only able to run 43 offensive plays. Said Pastorini: "They played a helluva game, but we could have won it. We had our chances and didn't take advantage of them. That hurts." Page 1 WdAtfaKACM MONOATTHMI Tuesday Morning, September 26,2678 Sports — Phone 744-3611 Upper COM* Fishing Survey TUESDAY'S OUTLOOK-Good for croakers, sand trout. WATER CONDITIONS-A little choppy and off-color. TUESDAY'S TIDES-High at 3:02 am (1.6 fl.) and 11:20 am (1.3 ft.), low at 9:09 amll.2ft.)and7:32pm(0.5ft.). TUESDAY SUN-Rise at 7:10 am, set at 7: llpm. TUESDAY MOON-Rise at 2:10 am, set at 3:48pm. WEDNESDAY TIDES-High at 3:27 am ( ft.) and 1:01 pm (1.4 ft.), low at 9:Uam(l.2(l.)and8:21pm(0.5ft.). WEDNESDAY SUN-Rise at 7:10 am, set at 7:10 pm. WEDNESDAY MOON-Rise at 3:01 am,setat4:27pm. Redfish catches declined Monday, but there were a lot of good golden croaker and sand trout catches to take up the slack. The biggest bull redfish haul was nine by Tally Bennett and Tommy Gilbert fishing out of Waddell's Bait Camp. Wilson's reported a large number of croaker and sand trout catches. Ledrew Ware and John Travis caught 60 croakers and sand trout by the Pelican Bridge. Larry Bell and son picked up 15 sand trout off the south jetty flats. James Beeson and J. D. Beeson and son caught 70 croakers and sand trout off the south jetty flats. The Arthur Prater party caught 50 croakers at an offshore rig. Most of the croakers reportedly ran a pound to a pound and a half in size. Ed Charpentier , Scooter Davis and John James made good croaker and sand trout catches from the Gulf Coast Pier. The report from Rehm's Bait Camp indicated scattered catches of rat reds, speckled trout and a lot of croakers were made in Jones Lake, Green's Lake and around the Causeway. Prothro Resigns Because Of Poor Start Cory ell New Charger Coach SAN DIEGO (UPI) The San Diego Chargers said Monday Coach Tommy Prothro had resigned and been replaced by former St. Louis Cardinal Coach Don Coryell. Prothro said he had told Charger owner Gene Klein when he was signed to a new contract last winter that he would coach for only one more year. However, Prothro said the Chargers' disappointing 1-3 start this season had caused him to resign immediately. "I still believe this is a good football team and it is a playoff contender," Prothro said. "However, after disappointing losses to Oakland and Denver, and a disaster yesterday against Green Bay (a 24-3 defeat), I feel a fresh approach and a rude awakening is what this team needs. For this reason I am resigning today." Coryell, who was released from his contract following last season after criticizing Cardinal owner BUI Bidwill, had been prohibited from joining another NFL team this year under terms of his release. The Cardinals were given a third-round draft choice in 1980 by San Diego as compensation and agreed to allow Coryell out of the release stipulation. Coryell had asked earlier to be allowed to talk about the coaching position shortly after the Chargers had hired the 58-year-old Prothro. Bidwill denied permission for Coryell to negotiate with San Diego at that time, but speculation lingered that Coryell had sought the Charger post before considering leaving Lemon Charted Course For Yankee Flag Drive NEW YORK (UPI) New York Yankees Manager Bob Lemon charted a pennant drive on July 25 that could culminate in one of the club's most fantastic finishes. The Yanks were 14 games back of the Boston Red Sox on July 14 and fading badly as turmoil gripped the team skippered by Billy Martin. A dramatic change of field directorship in Kansas City 11 days later in favor of Lemon appeared to be the catalyst that boosted the club into contention. The attitudes of the two men are directly opposite in nature. Martin is volatile, Lemon is soft-spoken. Martin will argue openly with a player. Lemon will not berate a player within earshot of another team member. Cone Named To Isle Bowling Hall Of Fame Mrs. Eldora Cone has been named to the Galveston Women's Bowling Association Hall of Fame. The honor was bestowed on Mrs. Cone at the association's annual awards meeting. Mrs. Cone is the 18th GWBA member to receive the award. She is a charter member of the GWBA and started bowling in 1932. Bowler of the year for superior performance award was given to Frances Hall, who rolled over fifty 200 games and five 600 series. She also received the high average award for a 179 average. Other individual awards presented included: Paula Lo Bianco, highest series of 658; Jeanette Cernosek, high of 548, highest for a bowler with a 135 and under average; M. L. Lacy, high game of 265, and Sylvia Chazaro, high game of 263, highest for a bowler with a Sooners No. 1 In Grid Poll NEW YORK (UPI) Oklahoma, combining a 667 drubbing of Rice with Alabama's upset loss to Southern California, took over the nation's No. 1 ranking from the Crimson Tide Monday in the UPI Board of Coaches college football ratings. In the first change in the top spot since Alabama was named No. 1 in pre-season, Oklahoma received 25 first- place votes to seven for runner-up Southern Cal. The Sooners, No. 2 last week, totaled 558 points to 516 for the Trojans. The top five teams were closely bunched this week. Oklahoma's victory against an overmatched Rice team made the Sooners' strength difficult to judge and they were less than an overwhelming choice. Southern Cal, 2-0, made the most significant jump, climbing five places from last week after a sur- pisingly one-sided 24-14 triumph at Alabama, which fell to No. 7. No. 3 Michigan, after an impressive 28-14 victory at Notre Dame, narrowly trailed Southern Cal and close behind was No. 4 Arkansas and No. 5 Penn State. Arkansas, 2-0, beat Oklahoma State 19-7 while Penn State won its fourth game without a loss, 26-21 over Southern Methodist. Texas, 2-0, remained in the sixth position following a 17-3 victory over Wyoming. Alabama dropped to No. 7 after its first loss in three games and Texas A&M, continuing its steady rise in the ratings, moved up two places to No. 8 behind a 37-2 win over Boston College. Florida State, 3-0 after a 31-21 victory over Miami of Florida, moved into the top 10 for the first time this season at No. 9. Pittsburgh, No. 10, earned its second victory without a loss, 20-12 over Temple, to maintain a pi ace in the top 10. Louisiana State stayed at No. 11, followed by No. 12 Nebraska, No. 13 Maryland, No. 14 Colorado, No. 15 Ohio State, No. 16 Iowa State, No. 17 Missouri, No. 18 Kentucky, No. 19 Stanford and No. 20 Purdue. Iowa State moved back into the top 20 after a two- week absence by beating Iowa 31-0 to raise its record to 3-0. Also getting back into the ratings were Missouri, 2-1 after a 45-14 romp over Mississippi, and Kentucky, which beat Baylor 25-21 for its first victory after a tie. Stanford and Purdue made their first top 20 appearances of the season. Stanford, a loser to Oklahoma in its first game, won its second straight, 3510 over Illinois. Purdue blanked Ohio University 240 for its second victory without a loss. Six coaches from each of the nation's seven geographical regions make up the UPI ratings board. Each coach votes for the top 15 teams. Points are awarded on a 15-14-13-etc. basis, with first place worth 15 points and 15th place one. NEW YORK (UPI) - The United Press In- ternationa) Board ol Coaches' lop 20 college (ootball ratings, with first- place votes and won- losl records in parentheses: Team PotoU 1. Oklahoma (25) (JO) w 2. So. Calif. (71 (JO) 515 3. Michigan 111 12-0) «8 f Artansas{3)(20) 461 5. PennSt. (1)14-0) 450 6.Texas(2-Ol 372 7. Alabama 12-1) 286 8. Texas A4H12-0] 260 9 Florida St. I Ml \-» lO.PitlsiurghU-O) in M.LSUI2-W ]5« 12. Nebraska (2-1) no 13. Maryland (Ml jni H. Colorado(MI w IS.OhioSt. (1-1) IK 16. IcwaSl. (Mi (H 17. Missouri (2-11 si IS. Kentucky (l-o-l I 22 19. Stanford (2-11 20 20. Purdue (2-01 19 Note: By tenement witt the American FootlaD CoKfeet AMdaUm, teuu OB pntetloa by UK NCAA we toeUiUe hr lap X M naUoail nUaibyllieUPIBMrdol lire; 135 and under average. End of season awards included: Gulf Lumber (J. Swindell, S. Gray, R. Bundage, R. Morse, F. Hall) five-member team high series of 2684; John's TV (R. Roberts, N. Schaper, C. Welsh, R. Ewald) four member high team series of 2010; National Cotton (Tina Benton, D. Kiley, B. Prendergast, G. Kolenovsky, G. Murphy) five-member team series (avg. under 724) of 2454; Joe House Exxon (M. Edwards, A. Llanes, D. Kiley, M. Luedecke) high four-member team (avg. under 549) of 1810. Junior bowling awards went to Peggy O'Donohoe for high series of 546, and Rosalynn Vanda for high game of 221 and high average of 167. Pardee Has Big Dislike Of Cowboys WASHINGTON (UPI) Washington Redskin Coach Jack Pardee is very frank with his feelings about the Dallas Cowboys. He doesn't like them. Asked Monday if he actually dislikes the Cowboys, 3-1, who visit the 4-0 Redskins next Monday night for an NFC East showdown, Pardee came right out with a "yeah." Then he laughed, but the laugh was rather caustic. "I never have liked them," he admitted. "To begin with, I was from Texas and I was playing in Los Angeles when (the Cowboys) came into the league. I heard so much about them in Texas, and I wasn't playing for them, that I learned to dislike them before I ever came to Washington. "I didn't like them when we weren't even in the same division," he said. "Then, when I got here, I really learned to dislike them." Yankee fortunes under Miller Huggins, Joe McCarthy and Casey Stengel were not slingshot affairs. They were the Goliaths mowing down the Davids. Conversely, Lemon is fighting for his first championship as a manager and doing it by mowing down the giant Red Sox machine to size. New York was already making its move when principal owner George Steinbrenner made his field change. Martin ignited the boost that moved the Yanks toward first place like a rocket zooming into orbit. The Yanks picked up four games on the Bosox between July 14 and July 23, despite one three game losing skein. But they were in fourth place, 10-'/£ games back, when Lemon took over. On July 30, the Boston lead was trimmed to eight games, but the Yankee drive stalled and they lost some ground during the next two weeks. On Aug. 13, New York was nine games back; on Aug. 20, the margin was seven and a week later, New York cut the Sox lead to six. The pitching of leading Cy Young Award candidate Ron Guidry, the fine comeback of Jim "Catfish" Hunter, the surge of Ed Figueroa and Jim Beattle and excellent relief work all contributed to the New York comeback. Winning six of seven f roni the Red Sox during a 10 day stretch added momentum to the devastating blitz. The Yanks were four games back on Sept. 3 and tied Boston for the lead on Sept. 10. Briefly, it appeared the Yanks would make a runaway of the American League East as they moved 2-'/> games up on Sept. 19, but two losses to Cleveland trimmed the margin and the Yankees are only a game up in the final week of the season. New York closes out the season against A.L. East tailenders Toronto and Cleveland. Boston, loser in 16 of its last 24 games, faces a tough Detroit team for its next three games and closes out the season against Toronto. Lemon is 42-19 since taking over, a fantastic .689 prcentage. St. Louis. At the time he voiced his displeasure with the St. Louis job, Coryell had said his family wanted to return to San Diego, where Coryell had lived as coach at San Diego State. Prothro said Klein had asked that he remain with the Chargers in some other capacity. "Having tremendous respect for the team and Charger management, I may follow that course," Prothro said. "But before deciding, I want a while to consider what I want for my future." New England Rallies Over Oakland OAKLAND (UPI)-Sam Cunningham dived over from one yard out Sunday night to give the New England Patriots their first victory of the season, a come-from-behind 21-14 decision over the Oakland Raiders. Cunningham's score was set up by a Mike Haynes interception of a Ken Stabler pass that got the Patriots started on the Oakland 34 yard line with 1:13 left to play. The big play of the drive was a 28-yard bootleg sweep by Steve Grogan which put the ball on the Raiders' three. It took Cunningham two smashes to take it over. New England threatened to score two minutes earlier when it had a first down on the Oakland five, but Willie Brown, inserted into the lineup after an injury to Monte Jackson, intercepted a pass that bounced off Don Hasselbeck. However, the Patriots turned it right around when Haynes picked off Stabler's pass at the New England 45 and returned it 21 yards to set up the winning drive. 3 County Teams Sport Winning Football Records By Jimmy Blair High Island, Santa Fe and Friendswood are the pace setters for Galveston County schoolboy football teams through three weeks of action. High Island sports the best record with a 3-0 mark. The Cardinals are unscored upon and will seek their fourth win this week when they host Evadale in a non- district game. Santa Fe and Friendswood, both 14-AAA members, are 2-1 each. Coach Steve JamaiFs Indians dropped from the ranks of undefeated last week to a 2-1 record. Santa Fe will be idle this week but will resume action next week going against Coiunibia in a District 14- AAA contest. Other games involving Galveston area teams this week the O'Connell High Bucs host Danbury Panthers in a non-district game Friday night at the Public School Stadium. The Panthers will bring a 3-0 record for this contest. The Dickinson Gators will entertain the highly- rated Beaumont Hebert High Panthers in their last warm-up game before moving into dictrict play and Hitchcock will motor to Sealy lo i'ace the Tigers. The Clear Creek Wildcats will have the undefeated Alvin High Yellow Jackets as their guests. Ball High. Texas City and La Marque will have open dates this week. The three county teams will have heavy workouts tor the next ten days in preparation for District 24-AAAA competition. Coach Wilson Elliott's Golden Tornadoes will entertain the Alvin High Yellow Jackets and the Texas City Stingarees will see action at La Marque. The Dickinson Gators will have the undefeated Angleton Wildcats to play in Angleton. Listed below are the district syandings of Galveston County and Galveston area football teams. Figures listed below for each team include games won, lost, percentage, points scored and points yielded. DISTRICT 24-AAAA AngJeton-W-3; L-0; pet. -1.000: pls.-M; ops.-13 Alvitt-W-2; U: pct.-l.000; pts.-ia; ops. -8 Dulles-\V-2; L-l; pcl.-.«7; pts.-»7: ops .-'21 Peartand-W-l; U; pct,-.500; pts.-l9: ops.-21 La Marque-W-i; L-2; pcl.-.SS: pis.- I7;ops.-18 Texas City-W-l: L-2: pet. -.JO; pts,- £J; ops. -17 Bafl High-W-o: L-s: T-i: pet -.167: pts.-31: ops^7 DWrinson-W-0: L-2; pel. -.1)00; pis. -7: ops.-W Friday's Games Alvin at ClearCreek: Beaumonl Hebert at Dickinson. Bail Hi^h. Anjtielun. Texas City, Dulles and La .Marque icpen dates). LastWeek'sScores Angleton 13. El Campo 7: Houston Yaies IB. Ball Higji HI: Dobie IH. Dickinson 7; Duiles Jl. Urn Hark 0: Morthbrook 9. La Marque U; Pasadena 34. Texas City 14: Alvm ti. Aliel Hasting 0: Pcarland (open ditto ; Ball Hi|!)i has a lie game. DISTRICT23-AAAA Pasadena-W-;!: U: pci.-l.oufl: pis.- 8U:ops.-;H Clear Lake~-\V-2; U; pct.-I.OOO; pls.47: ops. -0 DoWe-\V-2; L-l: pcl.-.tK: pls.-U: ops.-U L-l; pci.-.«7: pi*.-«l: Raybun-W-l: l.-l: ops.-19 dear Creek-W-0; L-2; pet.-.000; pts.- 0; ops .-36 S. Houston-W-0; L-2; pel.-.000; pts.-14; ops.-H DeerPark-W-O; W; pct.-.OOO; pts.-O; ops.-3S Friday's Games Alvin at Creek; Clear Lake at Pearland; Rayburn at McCollou Mc- CullougJr, Conroe at South Houston; La Porte, Dobie; Deer Park and Pasadena (open dales). Last Week's Scores Spring 21, Clear Creek 0; Gear Lake 14, Brazosv-ood 0: Dulles 21, Deer Park 0; Dobie 20, Dickinson 7; Pasadena 34. Texas City 14; Houston Startford 27, La Porte 7; Rayburn and Soulh Houston topendates). DISTRICT14-AAA Bay Gty-W-2; L-0; pet.-1.000; pts.-35; ops.-O Santa Fe-W-2; L-l; pct.-.667; pts.-21; ops.-12 BrazospOrt-W-2; L-l; pct.-.S67; pis.61: ops.-ii Friendswood-\V-2; L-l: pct.-.667; pts.- 7i:ops.-w Wharton-W-l: L-l: pcl.-.500: pts.-42; ODS.-14 Hitchcock-W-fl; L-I; T-l; pct.-.l£7: pls.-26; ops.-30 Sweeny-W-O; L-2: pcl.-.ooorpts-.-r; ops.-15 ' Columbla-W-ti: L-3: pct.-.uuO: pts.-ii9: ops.-im Friday's Games El Campo at Bay City: Hitchcock at Sealy: Wharton al Edna: Boling at Sweeny; Brazosport. Columbia. Kriend- swood and Santa Ke (Opendales) LastWeek'sScons Cleveland 12. Sania Ke 0: Brazosport 20. Strake Jesuit 3; Kriendswod 3ti. Cypress Creek 2S: Sealy 4ii. Columbia 14: Wharton 34, Arkansas'Pass 0: Sweeny. Hilchcock and Bay Ciiy uipon dales): Hitchcock has one lie p.ime. CATHOLICDISTRICTI-AA 0'Comdl-\Y-i: L-2: pci.-.ssj; pis.-;;-, ops.-tiO Byrae-\V-l: L-2: pcl.-.:«!: pis.-:\i; ops.-W KeBy-WH); U; pcl.-.OUit: uts.-lii; ops 107 Friday's Games umbury. al OYonnoll; Kirbyvilte at Byrne: Kelly al HamshinvKaiiiH'li LastWeek'sSom Hvrne ti. Koum;c 0: Or.miiiMioM :tt. Kelly ii; Van VUvk :'S. OYomioil i).

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