Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 25, 1976 · Page 16
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SECTION C , t f FAYEmVME, ARKANSAS, SUNOAY/'VRIt 25, 1976 SPORTS in Razorbacks' Final Spring Game · \ White Outlasts Red For 38-28 Victory i f / , ^ Jr By GRANT HALL doesn't work. TIMES Sports Eriilor The ...White LITTLE ROCK - 'Is Hie Red Baker's Iheft the first (cam?" The question was asked innocently by a'somewhat familiar wilh (be Arkansas football program, as the dock run doftTi on a J8 28 uclory by the White over Ihb'first-loath Rcri at War.Memorial Stadium here Saturday mght It was the second straight win for the underdogs, but it didn'i ·disappoint Coach Frank Broy Jes; "I'd be less than -honest If I didn't admit that the White .team winning belps the game. Rroyjcs. was pleased with the Hogs' improved effort this time, but said "We got a little tired .at, the end, We're not in the condition I hoped wed b e 1 For the second straight week the Red ran out of gas jusl at the wrong time failing on tuo critical drnes while trailing 3W8 in the fourth quarter The last march ended when on' third and etghL quarterback ;Ron Cal- fcagni had a delay pass inter' 'c'epted by White · tackle : Butch ; Baker near inidEield. ·* cipitahzed uitti a 41 yard field Sieve Little that put the game out of reach. It was .-a good gome, a l l L m all." , said , BroyJes. Cornelius Smith:was:all over the football field, for one thing. What cftorl lie gives!. We s obviously haven't spent much'lime 'on 1 .the kicking gi m e but w e did havo some good ret urns T hat cou Id give us another weapon we lacket last year'after injuries." Broyles said , he- didn't know if,Red running 1 back' Ben'.Cowins and Siicheal Forrest "Gotitlrec the,, second, : - half or but that neither, rail what, wel "Ron shouldn't have. · thrown It" baid Broyles ' He's got to ; learn to eat the ball, because i we, always-punt it or;- placekick tt: You can always punt if a play in the second half. He added 'The · Wliite defense was rhucl bettor in the second half." Broyles com mended Barna bas White of the White learn for running hard and holdin; onto the ball with very littl blocking. The game · opened in - elcctri fashion, as Doug Barwegeri b Ihe White took one;= ol St/H- Little's ra'rc "returnable kickbfl a ard deep in the t n d /on and shot up the.-middle. No on touched him until Little al(£tnp led a tackle at the White 38 Split Barwcgcn shook eered right and that raced Houston, AM A Pair In SWC Play COLLEGE STATION. Tex. :(AP) -- Texas AM's senior l i e F t h a h d e ' r James Gibson ·blanked Houston, 5-0, in thp opener of. a Southwest Conference baseball L doublelieader here Saturday, but the'Cougars carno back to lake the second game 5-2. The split kopt the Aggies chances for a post season playoff spot alive depending on [he .outcome of [heir three-game ·series with 'Arkansas ' , nest :weekend. The two of the games; Gibson notched his 13th victo- .ry against one loss in:the opener,..scattering eight hits ;am striking out two. Bob Dulak provided touched to';the end zone. The scamper took; 13 second: Barwegen,, who once scored touchdown" against Rice b recovering a bad snap in th end zone,- had'been demoted the second l/?am following poor blocking :performarice a wide ,receiver "in.;; last week scrimmage at F a \ e U c \ i l i e i should be ready tonight, sa Broyles in his pre gamp pre 1 conference fiarwpgen's. .readiness an I iltle s oxlra point togelh with a .21-point headstart, ga\ the White/a 28-0 lead. The - R e d - retaliated on second - possession, .going, yards oh. IG-Jplays i n - a ' d r i al consumed exactly halt/the-. :st quarter. Calcagni,, Forrest id-Co wins carried the. ball on 1 but one 'play, a 12-yard pass 3. tight end Charles-Clay., With 14 left in the 0[tnmii period alcagni ..sneaked one yard for ic.touchdown and LHtle madp ic score 28 : 7. Three plays .later, the Red got big.break when Larry While i t : White tight end. Tim Adams ust as 'Martin' Lomond's 'pass rriyedr, creating a j deflection lat: Vaughn Lusby gobbled r up or an interception I ushv cEually pushed Adams - b u t of Whu's 31 plajb for 5J yards The Reds finished with a 24 8 Cowins had; 113. yards on 14 carries, and .Forrest "39 :0n 10. while B irnabas White led the White w i t h 56 yards on 13 carries. 'Calcagni completed 6 of'11 pa'sses'for 70 yards with one interception The interception was by J.R. Ross, his .second in two'weeks, and it came on a tip by Jmc- backer Larry Jackson. With 2:28 .left in Ihe third V pi y. i« lie way, legally after the initial onla'ct; to nab the ball, BIG PLAY The Red s el up,45 yards from be goal" a n d . , scored; i n , . s i x days. The big or\s was a 14- ard screen pass to Forrest on h ird and ten. ; Fortes t s.wiveled ft s" hips," got" two good blocks and nearly Jumped over Brad Shoup to go all the way. Shoup ripped him at the 31, Forresl urst for 26 yards on the ncxl layV (.ten/covered Ihe final Five Varcls in ' two "carries, scoring; ,'rorh the onei as the first quar- ,er ended. Little made the score 28-14. Incredibly 12-0 edge in first downs at th» first quartPi break Ap prised ol that statistic at half- the Red team had! time Broj les said Did the\ really? TJiey really did. They also rah 28 plajs to the White s six The Red continued lo dominate statistically, in the second/quarter, but thdn t rore until getting a ; field position' break late in the. period. A-tad center! snap forced LUMe to - eat the ball instead of punting gu ing the Red possession at the 17 Cowms scored on th" first p\i\ from there. ! with 2:52 left in the haH. Little; made the score 26-21. At haKtime th e "Red led lfi-2 in first downs 165 j a r d s to 52 in rushirig-and-70-0-in passing The regulars; ran 40 plays for 235 \ ards compared to the period the Red tied tliL score as, Forrest ran 11, yards for a touchdown on third and five. I illle s e\tra point made the scoria 28-28. ,68-YARD BOMB Just 33 'seconds later; White quarterback Mike Scott a ualkon from Little Rock connected'with Barwegen on a GB-yard scoring bomb. Barr wegen beal'Lusby, caught the ball'-at the 30 and raised his fist in the air as h,e waltzed the f i n a l 10 yards. Little's kick put the,White ahead 35 28. quickly made am- rhcnds'b'y relurning the ensuing kickoff 60 jards to the- 40 but tht Whiles stiffened and Lillle l/'tt -a 5 yird field goal trj short with ; 10 seconds left, in IP period The Red had its chances in the finalr period but failed on the crucial downs, In his. post game press conference Broytes v\ as reminded of his slratugem regarding Bar advantage in first downs and a 325-185 edge in .total. iyards gained. 'The -first'learncrs . had 50-rushes for ;231 yards, compared to" the -White's, SB^'carries for 117 yards. Calcagni * completed nine of,'21i passes for 94 yards, hut had three intercepted, .Little puntedI, six Climes for a 41i8 average f o r M h c ' W h i t e \rntl twice for a 46 5 average for on ! 21 carries White wilh 82 Hogs Split Twinbil! With Texas 5-2,6-3 the'Rod, Cowins led all rushers with 127" yards followed by 23. Forrest with GG: on 17 am Roland Sales with 53 on 15. Cal cagni rushed 12 times for 38 yards.: Forrest added,:, three receptions lor 3B ytidds. The estimated crowd for the Hogs' sprirrg finale, under threatening skies and a tornado watch. Was 20,000. llllllHirciMIMEIinrjIlllliBIEIlliUIBIMlIM Sports In Brief flirailliniligilM^ Wesson Leads SMU DALLAS riuirteibrvck (AP) _ Rick 5 wegcn. He was the hero w a s n t he'" said Brojlcs 'Barwegen is the tlrit player we've'had \vho runs less than a -4:5 40' officially scrambled and 'Ihrcw' for. 132 Southern its [irst sards to lead the Methodist ; offense to victory over Ihe defense in the spring football spason in the Cotton Bowl Saturda\ Wesson's 66 yards rushing included two crucial f i r s t - down? in a late drive that saw the offense score on, a 27-yard field goal by John Dunlap. The Mustangs end their spring workouts Friday Raiders Workout Bears Sweep 3 From Mustangs WACO, Tex (AP) -- Baylor ended its baseball season Salur day b\ sweeping three games, LUBBOCK; \-Tex. Split end Sammj Drives To Victory STUTTGART, Ark. (AP) -W a y n e / A d a m s of 'Little Rook drove his B production Corvette Eo victory Saturday in the~fca tured'-race at" regional com petition of the 17th annual Grand-Prairie Grand Prix. (AP) Williams snared t\so touchdown passes in a spring; football scrimmage" by the Texas Tech :Red Raiders Saturday _ The pas es were thrown by 2 I and 4 \ from hapless quarterback' Tommy Dunn en Gray rWihs Texoma WICHITA PALLS, Tex. (AP) -- Texas "WcsLeyan's Dan Gray f i r e d - a three-wider par- 217 for 54 holes to win individual honors in theTexoma Athletic Conference,'golf tournament Saturday Gray, and teammate Pat Wil rheliiison, who harl a 219 total, led Texas,-Wesleyan to the first- place team crown Avith an 573 A U S T I N ; -- Arkansas' :Scolt Bull stymied Texas' Southwest Conference baseball champiori- ship.-hopes as -h/: hurled the Razorbacks to a G-3 victory in the second game o f . a _ ' d o u b l e header here Saturday, after the TEXAS Longhorns won the-first game 5-2, Bull, the : senior ^quarterback on the Arkansas football Ipam spaced out six .Texas hits as the Knzorbacks mounted-'a 16 hit 'attack against four Texas itchers. Bull's record is now i ' Tim Lundquist led Ihe Arkan : sas hitting barrage with three h i t s - -- one, of them a double - and two RBI's. Bill Mont gomery and 'Crockett DuBos recorded three singles each in liie second game and Porker Mike Wats on picked u p tw RBL's. rln that, Texa led "3:1 ] ai : , the. end i o f f five in nings,' blit' Arkansas "came -up with, two r u n s in the sixth alter leading off w i t h two outs Singles b\ DuBose Watson and Hank' Thompson -and a double b\ I undquisl provided the power. The : Texas, loss means .the Longhorns must v, in at least on," game against Texas Tech this "week to sew up the confer ence title | In the first game Texas c h e d u 1 e ,' : faces American Christian College in a double- leader on Tuesday, April 27 t n FayeHeville. FIRST CAME ARK 000 001 1-2 7 1 130 010 X-5 3 1 (W) Rcichenbach (L) McClain SECOND GAME ARK 010 000 102-Hi 16 0 TEXAS - 000 210 000-3 6 I (W) Bull (L) Kainer Professional Basketball ABA Playoffs ' f Semifinals ^ Bcsl-of-7 Scries i Saturdays Results * NDW York IZ\, San Antonio 114, New. York wins series 4-3.J Sun.laj's Gam a * Demer at Kentuck afternoon Dcn\cr leids series 3 2 * \\(Mlnes(ias s(ias, Apri Kenlucky at Denver April 28 it neceV- Rice Owls Fall To Raiders HOUSTON (AP) -- The'solid committed, b y - t h e Owls in : the pitching of Doug House, and ths second game. . ·" * hittmp of Gar\ Astib cained A shby hil a l^o-run home run Soulhern Methodist here in Southwest Conference action In the first game of the tri ploheader, Baj lor s rreshrrun wno (^^ #,,,,. {nr tosses lor , m u f nme yards Texas Tech oE a 5-1, 13-5,South- .n-the, first_.inning a n d . c a m e Conferpnce baseball dou- back Wllh a " wlo home run in Spring practice ends for the aitcher Andy Beene had a no- Red Raiders Fnda\ jn the an po\ser homer i /The losing Charles De In Gar/.a ; The score wai ;Inlo the 'eighth put t fourU irlh inning homer The winning' ·.Billingsley, 5-4. Houston finif with a 31-15 n conference record rovidcu, all the with a two-run urth Inning pitcher was ar/.a, 8-2. s tied' 2-2 going inning of the Jerry Willeford h Wheeler with n Willeford had rs ahead in the with a : -solo pilcner was Joe hed the seasor lark and ' a 16-B ord. The Aggies r the season and erence play. bleheader \ ictory over Rice Sat urday .House at'alte'd eight hits in .he opener as the Red .Raiders combined, timely hits with -six walks to" defeat Rice ^starter Allan Ramirez who set "a conference sea son 'strikeout" re cord. Ramirez' lost despite .striking out 11 batters and allowiiiig'o'.nly four hits, Gary Sim's RBI single Barked a three run ia!ly in the fifth that clinched, the opener for Tech. The Red Raiders ' jum'petl' on Rice- starter Tommy Smart for f i v e , runs in the first inning ol the night cap, all unearned because of three" of nine errors Ihe llhird inning. The'Red Raiders .bunged' out ; 17 hits in 'the nightcap. Ramirez broke a Southwest Conference , season slrikcbul record w i t h . 85. The old mark .of 84:was -set by Bobby Layne of Texas in'i94G. 'After striking out U : i n . the first game, Ramirez needed three more 'to break : the recorc He got, them m relief m the sec wid game, Tech boosted its season mark to 27 18 and its conference record to 9 9 Rice finished its season with a 17-24 record and 10-14 conference mark, iutler going until the top of the rua ) Red Black spring game seventh when -the SMU Mus tangs exploded for four hits and runs { 'was loo late as Baylor 1 cM'cher Buddy Woltey_, had slammed three hits and driven in'!three runs. r SMU forced the second;game into "an extra inning when Bay lor's Mike;We]ls doubled home the winning-run, -·The final game ! saw Baylor's Luke P reslridge.'; d rive home three runs as .the.-Bears com pleled the'sweep. Baylor finished the season wilh a 24-19 overall record; and a 1440 conference tally. SMU has suffered 23 straight SWC losses without H victorj and the Mustangs' season record is 2 36. " O'bed Retains Title ABIDJAN I\ory Coast (AP) -- World junior middleweight champion Ehsha 0 bed o! tte Bahamas outpointed his Ivory Coast challenger'.'Sea 1 Robinson NY Nets Down Spurs UN10NDALG. N. Y. (AP) -Julius Erving scored 28 points', grabbed 18 rebounds and harid- ed'.diil eight,assists and Briart Tavlor' led New -York on a game breaking scored its Ei\c r u n s of three uls -and . . w i l d " ; Arkansas niching that included two hit matters and a pitch In'lhv* dirt that allowed a run Lo SCOIP The Ra/ornacks out hit the the San Antonio Spurs 121114 Longhorns 7 3 but managed to ind. captured their American. four minutes . in the last the Nets beat send only two men across the plate Bill led Ark an sas in hitting \\ilh a single and a double in the first game. Texas Mickey Rcichenbarh w a s the winning pitcher in the earlj game and Mark McClaiti who. was relieved in the second inning by Rich Irum picked up the loss Texas is no\\ 17 4 m confer cnce pla and 31 IT o^rall The Ra?orbacks are 129 m SWC action and 30-1M for Ihc.year. Basketball Association serm? final pla\ off series Saturday ihe \iclorj tn the finale of their se\cn game series shot the · Nets into · the ABA.- finals against * the winner of the league's other semifinals · between Deiuer ind Kcntuck\ The game before a roaring sellout crowd -at the -Nassau Cp;- liseum paralleled the last four games of Hie ' , closelj- " in a 15-round title fight Satur-ij Arkansas, with only ' five, day night to retain his title. games remaining on the spring f ought 'series; The teams "were separated by no more than seven points before the hot streak engineered by Taylor. l Conway Standout Lawson Pilgrim Signs With Button's Razorbacks By G R A N T HALL; ! TIMES Sports EriiUw .CONWAY -- . All along Arkansas has wanted -Lawson Pilgrim for its basketball team, and Pilgrim has pretty much .wanted Arkansas, So it was no surprise when the 66, ISOpound jewel signed a Southwest Conference letter of intent with Ihe Razorbacks here Saturday. Insiders had been sure of the signature for ten days or so. Slill, it was an exciting moment for Pilgrim and Arkansas coach Eddie Button. "We'll have some good , times, and you'll be a f-reat player for us," i said SutEon lo his newest recruit, as they clasped 1 hands following a press conference, ' ' T h e signing took p]ace shortly after 1 pirn, at Conway. High the school whose team Pilgrim , led Eo a ,36-0 record, and the slate championship in 1975-76 Pilgrim, twice an All-Staler am last year's Most Valuable Player in A A A , never missed a game while compiling 1,73; career points for Ihe Wampu: Cals. He averaged 22.1 point; -, and 11.4 rebounds last year, am · 18.6 and 10.0 for his career. " "I made my decision awhil ' back," said Pilgrim, "but I slil i wanted to visit a couple, o ' p l a c e s . Vanderbilt, Arkansa Slate, Grambling and Hemhi · were the other schools I visi · ted." ' Asked which school wn : runner-up for his signature, Pi grim said, "Vanderbill an Arkansas State tied," FACTORS \ He said the major factor i his decision was the way i which "the people of Arkansa :back their Icam. It's hard t ; turn down a place like tha Then I visUcd.lne campus an i really enjoyed it"- _ · r ; Pilgrim was asked whelhc '· Bopiiomoro a n d ; former Conwa ilar. hat] had any influence i his decision, "He talked to me Pilgrim said, grinning' Flanking Pilgrim at signing ceremony were other, Mrs. 'Elnora Pilgrim, brother, Arfis, and Conway igh coach Joe Graham. Pil : Im's father was working'and ould not attend, Graham said'i Pilgrim had cceived IcUers'from'more ihan DO colleges To that, Mrs Pil Tim quickly added,' "He didn't nswer all those.' With the Razorbacks already ell fixed " f o r good medium ·ight players i n S idney Mon rief. Horiald Brewer and elph, Pilgrim was asked if he orried about fitting in, "I'm' going up there to play," e said. ,"1 won't start flic firs! ear, but I hope lo piny a lot Asked what ; position he gur'ed to play, Pilgrim said I guess forward, hut I'll pla; lierever he (Sufton) puts me.' LESS ADJUSTMENT Said Sutton, '"Lawson has i hance to play a lot next year xtcause. he comes from a grea irogram and knows how lo p1a ·ri the both ends of the floor Ic won't have as much of an idjustmenl lo make as mos reshmen. Another reason 3 hat he plays with the sairn ype of intensity as Moncriel You know how much Sidne; ·laycd as :a freshman." Enough to lead the nation ii ield goal percentage. Pilgrim said his primar goals were to "help Arkansa win the , Southwest Conferenc championship," and lo "prov can play." Ife said he* gained 10 : pounds since th season ended and hopod lo gai 15 more. lxxking down th road., he said,: "I hope lo a chance to play pro ball." Kidded aUpul his unorlhodo knucklcbaU jump shot, Pilgrii said, "It looks sorla funny, ' admit, but I'm not worric about my shol." Sutlon inlcrjecletl, "We've g( another guy from, Conwa (Delphi who has an unorlhodc shol, t\nd ho ain't a . ba shooter." ^ . . . Pilgrim learned a lot of h basketball with brother Arl 28. Art is, who 'works for I Chicago Public Library, sai do think Lawson picked up from, playing with us on e 'sahdlots: -\Ve used to'' play or seven hours a daj All eekend reallv " GREAT CHHARACTER' Said Sutton, "Lawson epilomr cs'irVhat we-look for in a young an/ 1 He" Vhas "'great character rid" a love of the gamer: He's e~ kind of player you huik championship team \rilh. The Wampus = Cats went 88 5 iring Pilgrtni's career, and hi ecord including junior hig! nmes is 142-11. -He had a'.higl ame of 33 .points in ; higl chool, and a three-year free irow percentage of .702. Pilgrim, who'will lurn 19 une 15, was measured', b raham at 6-5'A at the i slar f last season. "We knew h as slill growing," said Sultoh Arkansas now has secure t'o players, having inked, oim Stewart-oC Charleston he first .signing [ - day. ·· "W might; slop at four, if we g he righl four," said Sulfon Than we could still sign 1 thre icxt year. If we sign five, tto vill only leave two. We shoiil tnow something in,the next te days." Asked if 6-10 center Ken Gch n g of Cumber! an d (Teh n College and , 6-7; forward/Alle Vahn of Alb.uqucrque won complele "the right f o u r j ' ' ; S u on .sntd, k "Gehring would,'' an Vahfi; is one of three or fou rfhers who, could. There slill n couple, ; of guys' wl laven't · visited our campi yet." ·';; : -.. Graham, i asked - what would- do without Pilgrim, sai "VVcll, we're not planning joing 36 0 again. That \\as jnique team. But we havo sp) lalenfcd kids coming back,, an Vi^e ' should be competitive \ mid'Season. IT ' ' Shed no fears for the- you: Wampus Cal coach. An : coming lOlh-grader here; Ulysses Delph, G-2 brolhcr, MaiS r clouB Marv and Most Val nble Player in his junior hi tournament last "year. "He c play," admitted Graham. SAajor Leaque Baseball iiLiiiiLiiiiitiinniiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiinniiiiniiiiifflininiaiiiiiM Bj THE ASSOCIATED PRESS I All Tlmei EST AMERICAN LEAGUE Eait aktand s City ilcapo 6 . a JS1S 2 ' J S .583 -- j Cam 7 151 5,'Bel Oaklsnd 8, Cleveland ^ New VotX 9. Kansas C\ly 8 Minnesota !. Baltimore 1 Boston nt Chira^o, ppd.. wet «routds Call fonila at Milwaukee, ppd. Sunday's Oamei Tesas (Britei M) at Defroit (Cort-i -0), K n n u s Cily (Leonard CM) dt New Vc alls 1-0).. OflkUnd CTorrCE 1-3) at Cleveland (B y l 0), Ion (Jenkiiu 1-3) it Chicago (Fc ler 0-0), ' · - . , . 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