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Green Bay Press-Gazette Saturday, October 2, 1976 B-l fb flit'; i,-"'!SrS --l'V 'i' 1 Truckers 'Pass' Phantoms 14-6 BY DON LANGENKAMP Press Gaietle Sport j Writer CUNTONVILLE - Just about 'everyone In the crowd of more' than 2,000 people here Friday night for the big West De Pere-Clintonville showdown knew that All-State quarterback Mike Jirschele was Operating on a bad ankle. But West De Pere forgot about his arm. Jirschele, who was at far less than peak effectiveness because of a sprained ankle and Achilles tendon, turned out a gritty performance and drove Clintonville to a hard-earned 14-6 win In the Bay Conference showdown. And the splendid all-around athlete who seems to have a Midas touch with any sport he participates in played a big hand in nearly all of Clinton-ville's big plays. Ftrst, there was his 25-yard touchdown pass to Tom Schroeder to lift the Truckers to a 7-6 lead after West De Pere got off to a 6-0 cushion midway through the first quarter. In the second half, there was a key pass completion out of his own end zone, bailing Clintonville out of a precarious situation. And, in between, there was a negative play for the Truckers that still paid emotional dividends. Jirschele, surprisingly in to receive a punt just before the half, was hit hard by three or four Phantoms and came off the field limping badly. His bad ankle, right? Nope, his good one. To add insult to the injury, the officials penalized Clintonville for clipping on the play while -the Trucker coaching staff was screaming for a personal foul call on West De Pere. - "No, "we really didn't plan on using Mike for punt returns,!'- ; said Clintonville Coach Chet Jurkovac, perhaps a bit apologetically. "But this was' a- big game and we just couldn't afford a fumble." For" a moment, the large Clintonville cheering section was q'Uiet. But things livened up quickly as the Trucker defense heated up and seemed to take Jirschele's added injury as a personal insult. Jirschele returned in the second half on two heavily taped ankles and directed Clintonville to what turned out to be the clinchlne touchdown Water Key fo Dry Duck Press-Goietle Outdoors writer- NAVARLNO Water was the magic key to success for hunters opening the 1976 waterfowl season here in Shawano County Friday noon. The smart hunter gave hin-self time to do some scouting. Cattail marshes that held plenty of. birds in prior years were, more often than not, powder dry. The large refuge zone oh the state wildlife area appeared to hold few if any ducks or geese on its parched acres.-' ' But some walking, a not insignificant investment on this 86 degree day, did lead many hunters to patches of flooded timber. Once water was found, action was almost assured. Because of limited flooded areas, the ducks seemed more concentrated than usual. The same could be said for the hunters. Shotguns could , be seen pointed skyward in every quarter. A 'flock of 40 to 50 Canada geese "that swooped low over the flowage prompted gunners to jump the noon opening by about five minutes. Shooting Redblrd Quarterback Paul Bay W L 5 0 Bov Port 5 0 Sevmour 4 1 Oconto Falts 3 2 Oconto 3 1 Puloski W L 2 3 2 3 1 4 0 S a s Cllntonvlll De Pere West De Pere Ashwoubenon Morlnette ...this one mostly on the ground. But the opening Clintonville score came through the air. Jirschele, who rushed just four times for 25 yards, hit four passes in four attempts for 60 yards, including a 25-yard strike to Schroeder. The score came after West De Pere quarterback Tim Jahnke fired a 15-yarder to Dave Cook on fourth down. That capped a 53-yard drive that started after Mark Nin-ham recovered a Greg Danke fumble. "We certainly didn't expect Jirschele to pass like that," said West De Pere Coach Bill Turnquist. "We were planning on more of a running attack." "If everybody plays us for the run, we'll come out throwing," said Jurkovac, possibly throwing out a challenge to . future foes. "If teams play a nine-man front on us, we'll throw on 'em. . .even in the shadow of our own goal posts." That's exactly what Clintonville did while it was nursing the slender one-point lead in the third quarter. On second-and-10 on the six, Jirschele went back and drilled a 12-yard strike to Joe Mauel. And, just as he released the ball, Jirschele crumpled under a crunching tackle in the end zone. "When we had 'em in the hole, they got out of it," shrugged Turnquist. "We came so close to getting him for a safety." That pass triggered a march that died inside West De Pere's 10 when the Truckers went for a first down with ' fourth-and-five on the seven and fullback Dave Ruch was a foot short. But Clintonville scored on its next possession with the help of a personal foul on West De Pere that moved the ball to the Phants' 39. After Gerry O'Connor reeled off 15 yards to West De Pere's five, Ruch plowed over a tackier on the next play and scored standing up to make it 14-6 after Jirschele's second em remained heavy for about half an hour before tapering off, but by mid-afternoon birds were still working the area. Mallards appeared to be in good supply, and blue wing teal, normally an early migrant, were still around to of This Dog Returns to the Hunter Qualley Is Shaken phatic extra point. From then on, it was catchup time for the Phantoms. They lost the ball once on a fumble when Danke stripped Jahnke of the ball and Mark Gay recovered. And on the final march, a gallant drive engineered by Jahnke was halted on the 22 when fullback Tim DeRuyter came up a foot short of a first down on Clin-tonville's 20 with 1:25 remaining. ' Statistically, the game was even closer than the 14-6 final score. Clintonville had 244 yards to West De Pere's 238 and both teams had 14 first downs. Ruch pile-drived his way to 93 yards in 18 carries to lead all rushers and Steve Mashl had 78 yards for the Phants. west Oe Pen 0 0 0 Clintonville 7 0 0 7 14 W Cook. lS-yard pass from Jahnke (Moshl run failed), - C Schroeder, 25-vord pass from Jirschele (Jirschele kick); C Ruch, 5-vard run (Jirschele kick). WDP 14 230 166 70 23-SO I D-70 3-43.02-39.5 Clint 14 244 I6S 76 12-6 I 2 3 25 First Downs Total Yards Bv Rushina Bv Passing Passes Fumbles Lost Penalties-Vds Punts-Ave De Pere 34 Seymour 15 Quarterback Paul Qualley ran for two touchdowns and passed sparingly but effectively as De Pere remained unbeaten with a 34-15 victory over Seymour. Qualley scored on seven and two-yard runs , and connected on six of seven passes for 76 yards. The Redbirds broke open a tight 12-7 contest with three touchdowns in the third quarter at Minahan Stadium. The defense also played a big part by allowing Seymour just nine net yards rushing for the night. Seymour scored first on a 30-yard pass from John puf-fey to Tim Cornell. Dave Patz-a's kick made the score 7-0 with 6:28 left in the first quarter. Duffey, who completed five of seven for 148 yards, and Cornell clicked again in the fourth quarter on a, 69-yard strike capping a 96-yard drive. Duffey ran for the two-point conversion. The Redbirds fumbled on their first possession, but recovered to score on Qualley's run. A two-point try failed. . With 27 seconds remaining TURN TO PAGE B-2. COLUMN 5 fer an alternative to the one or two mallard bag under the point system. There were also some wood ducks, although this species seemed down from previous years, as well as the comical coot, or mud hen, that puttered around Up. ! After Picking Up Big Gain on Hansen Will Be Pack's Fourth Man in Middle BY CUFF CHRISTL Press-Gazette Sports Writer The Green Bay Packers will be starting their fourth middle linebacker of the season Sunday against Detroit. Latest to be handed the job is Don Hansen, who was acquired a week ago from Seattle for future considerations. Hansen replaces Ron Acks, who will be available for action but is hampered by a broken thumb. Acks inherited the job from rookie Tom Perko, who held it briefly after Jim Carter was hurt in the exhibition season. "I'm not surprised," Hansen said of the decision. "I'm sure the staff wants to see if I can do the job and the only way to find out is to play in a game." Even though Hansen has spent most of his career on the outside and has been with the team only a little over a week, he feels he has gained enough familiarity with the system and his assignments to be able to handle the job. Starr said Hansen has been impressive in practice and will lend experience to the defense. "He's fit in there quite well," said Starr, "and we're trying to take some of the load off Perko." However, Starr said Perko is continuing to improve and may spell Hansen during the game. "He's performing pretty well," said Starr, "but it's Season drawing few shots. Hunters willing to wait for their shots were able to pad the 100-point bag with some teal or pick out only drake mallards. Others, however, shot at whatever winged by and some admitted ignorance (Press GoiefKf Photo) With Catch Hornets Suffer Trojans Win 7 - BY BOB McGINN Proil-Gazottt Sparti Writer The 22 years of coaching showed on Bill Dessart's face Friday night. Standing under the art lights at West De Pere Stadium, the grizzled Green Bay Preble coach had jusf seen another Fox Valley Conference game slip from his grasp. A bad snap from center.. .a touchdown nullified by penalty. , .a critical clipping infraction. They all went against Dessart's Hornets, and with it a 7-3 loss to Green Bay Southwest. "It just kind of makes you sit down and wonder what's going on," the despondent Dessart said later. "You know, I just can't believe all these things happened' to us like putting a rookie at quarterback." Hansen was playing in the middle behind Ed Bradley at Seattle and he played there in 1969 and '71 at Atlanta when Tommy Nobis was injured. One other defensive change will have Dave Roller replacing Dave Pureifory at defensive tackle. Pureifory is out with a dislocated toe. Starr also confirmed that Barry Smith will start at fullback in place of John Brock-ington. "We feel Barty has been working hard through the preseason and in the early games, and we're going to give him a shot," Starr said. "We're going to see if we can't shake ourselves up and get going. It's no discredit to John, but we thought a change was in order. "The two are so equal, it was a difficult decision in that respect. But we feel a change might help. We're not making a change for the sake of change." Starr said Brockington took the news of his benching "pretty philosophically." Except for a few games when he's been hurt, Brockington has been the Packers' starting fullback since his rookie year. "He's worked hard in practice," Starr said of the three-time 1,000-yard rusher. "It hasn't dampened him. I think he'll be ready just as Barty Opener as to both species identification and point value. Four or five flocks of Canada geese showed interest in setting down during the first two hours. Some hunters had decoy spreads and were skilled callers, but the thoughtless fringe skybusters never let the honkers get close enough for anyone to get decent shooting. With a clear sky and hardly a breath of air stirring, the sun made slogging the timber in waders sheer torture and many hunters were heading back for their cars by 1 p.m. The 100 point value placed on hen mallards for the first week of the season also sent some gunners home early. DNR game manager Steve Miller, who was checking hunter bags, expressed concern that the dry conditions will place too much pressure on the small remaining wet pockets and quickly burn out what resident birds are there. Ducks arid geese will remain open through Oct. 10. After a week's rest period, the season will re-open Oct. 16 and run through Nov. 24. tonight. It almost makes me want to cry." The Trojans, still undefeated and still very much alive In the Valley race, won this one with something less than their best effort, and without injured quarterback Tom Biolo. But win they did, and that obviously is all that counts. "We're happy to win," said Southwest Coach Jim Reinke. "We gotta be, with Biolo out. I thought Guarascio (John) did a damn good job." It was Guarascio who was forced to replace Biolo, after the latter suffered a shoulder separation against Green Bay West last week. And while he didn't embarrass himself, you knew Southwest had just one weapon. That, of course, was half- P'G Photos by Orvell Peterson End Sweep was when John was playing." Starr said the plan was to play Smith most of the game, although Brockington may also see some action. He said he couldn't answer whether it was a temporary or permanent move, but he said the decision would be re-evaluated next week. Smith's running partner will be Eric Torkelson. Starr said quarterback Lynn Dickey's injured right thumb has improved. But he added that the injury is the type that can easily be aggravated in a game. He also said the coaching staff will call the plays and mainly use wide receivers Steve Odom and Don Zimmerman as the messengers. In one other note, Starr said that guard Sylvester Ritter has been waived off injured reserves. Ritter injured a knee in an off-season camp and never participated In any workouts here. How Ranked Preps Fared MILWAUKEE (API How top- ranked high school football teams tared Friday: Bio Ten 1, Madison West (5-0) beat Belolt Memorial 42-0. 2, Antigo 14-0) plavs Merrill today. 3, Racine Horlick (4-0) plavs Milwaukee Washington today. 4, Fond du Lac (3-0) plays Sheboygan South today. 5, Neenoh (3-0) plays Klmberly today. 6, Mllw. Marquette (5-0) plays Whlte-llsh Boy Dominican today. 7, La Crosse Central (5-0) beat Chippewa Falts 21-9. 8, Green Bov Premontre (50) plavs Fond du Lac Springs today. 9, Plymouth (5 0) beat Aigoma 27-0. 10, Superior unreported. Mddft Ten 1, Clintonville (5-0) beat West D Pere 14 6. 2, Fond du Lac Springs (5-0) plays Green Bay Premontre today. 3, Prairie du Chlen (6-0) beat Rivtr-' dale 42-6. 4, Ripon unreported. 5, Wisconsin Dells (5-0) beat Mauston 70. 6, Marshfleld Columbus M-1 Plavs Chippewa Falls McOonell today, 7, Westfield (5-0) beat Markesan 30-7, 8, Eau Claire Regis (3-1) plavs Wisconsin Rapids Assumption today. 9, Stevens Point Pocelll (5-0) plovs Freeport, Itt.. today. 10, Milton (5-0) beat Evansvilte 38-7. Little Ten 1, Spring Valley (6-0) beat Pepin 28-0. 2, Glliett (6-01 beat Coleman 38-28. 3, Whitehall (6-0) beat Blair 54-0. 4, Manawa (5-1) defeated by Wittenberg- Birnom wood 19-17. 5, Fall Creek (5-0) beat Gllman 40-12. 6, Mod (son Apostles (S-0) beat Belleville 16-8. 7, Osseo-Folrchlld unreported. 8, Wild Rose (4-0) plavs loia-Scondina-via today. 9, De Soto (6-0) beat Westby 28-25. 10, Stratford beat Athens 49-0. Iverson Cards 71 US VEGAS (AP) - A Wisconsin golfer remained within seven strokes of leader George Burns' 132 total Friday, after two rounds of the Sahara Invitational Golf Tournament. Don Iverson of La Crosse, Wis., carded a 71 Friday to total 139. Valley Hi. w L East 3 0 Manitowoc 1 2 Southwest 3 0 Probia 1 : Fond du Lac 2 0 North 0 3 South 1 1 West 0 3 Today'! Oamei Fond du Loc at Shebovaan South. - back Steve Hermsen, who had gained 128 and 221 yards in his two previous league outings. On this night Preble would hold him to just 37 yards in 14 carries. Still, Southwest had enough to capitalize on a deadly first quarter Preble error. It occurred when center Rick Gallagher, a tight end inserted in snapping situations, spiraled the ball far over punter Jim Brandtjen's head. Southwest took over on the Preble nine, and fullback Grady Rutherford scored on a three-yard burst. "Never in all my years have I seen a kid snap a ball that far and that high," said Dessart. "Geez, it was like something shot out of a cannon. And that Brandtjen is 6-foot-2 and a high jumper in track besides." The Hornets gathered their composure on their next possession and marched 66 yards in 15 plays to the Southwest seven, from where Brandtjen drilled a 30-yard field goal. Halfback Rick Niedermeyer was the workhorse in the drive, despite a painful groin injury that kept him out of the starting lineup. He gained 52 yards in 13 first half carries, but the injury stiffened at intermission and he played little after that. It was Niedermeyer, however, who figured in Preble's chief heartbreak of the night. Midway in the second period the stumpy senior picked his way 40 yards for an apparent touchdown, only to have it taken away because he had moved prematurely before the snap. The injury bug struck again moments later, when Preble quarterback Mike Watson went to the sidelines with a jaw injury. Untested senior Bob Warpinski took over while Watson was rushed to a hospital for X-Rays, and any explosiveness the Hornets' offense had in the second half went with him. Southwest made its best thrust to open the second half. On first down Guarascio found flanker Steve Blasczyk for 40 yards on his first pass of the game at the Hornet 28. Eight plays later the Trojans had a first and goal at the seven, but Preble stopped Hermsen twice from the one and took over on downs. The teams traded punts after that until Southwest took over at midfield with five minutes left and began to run out the clock. But on third and one at the Preble 35, Reinke inexplicably ordered an option left and Guarascio's errant pitch was gobbled up by Preble at their 45. "It was my fault, that's all," explained Reinke. By then Watson had returned, with negative X-Rays, and he hit speedster Rob Gil-son for 24 yards on the first play. Seconds later Watson found Doug Rentmeester for seven yards, and then Southwest was guilty of a personal foul. First down at the 12, 1:31 left. After a Watson scramble didn't gain and an incomple-tion, Gilson hustled to the six on a reverse to set up a fourth and four situation. But Preble "FOR WORK r M '''' fttii.istiiimii COTTON tor COMFORT II"' next to j A your skin J' ' jr MEN'S and LADIES' PARK FREE As 3 was detected clipping on the play, moving It back to the 24, from where the Trojans hurried Watson into two misfires. Gilson limped out in the final series, with which was later diagnosed as torn ligaments on the inside of his knee, completing a perfectly frustrating evening for the Hornets. GB PreOle 0 10 03 GB Southwest 7 0 0 0 ? SW kick); Hermsen, 3-vard run (Biolo ' Brondtlen, 30-yard Held goal. First Downs Total Yards By Rushing Bv Passing Passes Fumbles Lost Penaltles-Yds Punts-Ave Preble 13 148 104 44 11-4 0 0 5-25 3 38 Southwest 8 152 104 48 320 2 5-52 2-14 East 16 West 6 Green Bay East rolled to a 16-0 lead before Green Bay West scored a consolation touchdown in the fourth quarter at East Stadium. The 16-6 win for East narrowed the margin in the longtime series to 36-33-2, in favor of West. After a scoreless first quarter, Joe Siudzinski scored for the Red Devils on a 17 yard run with little more than a minute left in the first half. In the third quarter Bill Faltynski blocked a Wildcat punt. Wildcat punter Steve Van Ess recovered the ball in the end zone, but it was a safety and two more points for the Red Devils. Bruce Rose, the game's leading rusher with 70 yards, ran for the final TD on the board for the Red Devils in the fourth quarter. West, scoreless for more than three quarters, scored with 3:34 remaining on a 12-yard pass from Wayne Peterson to Marc Prosser. A run for the two-point conversion failed. East piled up 252 total yards to just 114 for West, which has its offensive problems so far this season. East had just 53 yards through the air and 38 of those came on a 38-yard option pass from Rose to A! Blohowiak. Dan McGuire led West's rushers with 34 yards. GB East 0 7 2 7 16 GB West 0 0 0 6-6 E Sludllnskl, 17-vord run (Lewis kick); E Safety, Faltynski, block West's punl; E Rose, run; W Pros ser, 12-vord Peterson pass. East West 9 114 78 36 22-7 2 2 frSO 6-28 First Downs Total Yards Bv Rushina Bv Passing Passes Fumbles Lost Penollies-Yords Punts-Ave 7 252 189 53 7 20 1 3-45 433 Manitowoc 25 Sheboygan North 6 MANITOWOC (PG) - Manitowoc, one of the favorites in the conference this season, picked up its first win by routing Sheboygan North 25-6. The Ships totaled 332 yards with 261 of that coming on the ground. They held North to 94 total yards and minus 11 yards rushing. Quarterback Greg Grotbeck led the Manty ground attack with seven runs for 66 yards. He scored the opening touchdown on a 41-yard scamper. Ron Van Oss scored twice, on a four-yard run and a 23-yard halfback option pass from Dan Hrudka. Fight Results BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MILAN, Holy Cermono Valsecchi, Italy., outpointed Angelo Jocopuccl, Italy, 15, to win the European middleweight title. ROME Maurice Hope, Britain, Stopped Vito Antuofermo, Italy, IS, to win the European junior middleweight title. 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