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Section C Green Bay Press-Gazette Saturday, February 13, 1988 Classified ads C-6 Deaths, funerals C-5 , Scoreboard C-4 ir flakes grs DDin job ; By Bob McGinn Press-Gazette ' Jerry Wampfler has ended spec-, ulation about his future with the "Green Bay Packers by accepting the offensive line job with the San Diego Chargers. The 55-year-old Wampfler joined the Packers in January 1984 as an original member of Forrest Gregg's staff. He was the only dne ' of Gregg's assistants from last season whose contract extended through 1988. But Wampfler's future in Green Bay became cloudy late last month after he was arrested for shoplifting in Howard. He paid a $103.30 fine Tuesday. Wampfler, regarded as one of the finest textbook offensive line coaches in the National Football League, said he didn't know if Coach Lindy Infante wanted him on his new staff after what happened. "You'd have to ask him," Wampfler said Friday night after returning from San Diego. "It's not important anymore. I can't do anything about it. I made it easy for them." Infante said a decision on Wampfler's status hadn't been made. . "Obviously, it was his choice," said Infante, who coached with Wampfler on the New York Giants' staff in 1978. , "It probably worked out well. We had talked about a position here, but they gave him a nice con- tract, possibly something I couldn't match." Wampfler indicated his contract with the Chargers was for more than one year, and was worth more money than his deal in Green Bay. San Diego made room for Wampfler by reassigning Dave Levy, offensive coordinator and line coach, to tight ends. Jerry-Rhome, quarterbacks coach for Washington, was named offensive coordinator. "Wampfler has a reputation,, throughout the NFL as being one of the outstanding teachers of offensive line play," Chargers Coach Al Saunders said in a prepared statement. "His aggressive nature and background provides us with a great opportunity to improve in that area." , Wampfler said he chose the Chargers, from among several offers, because of Saunders, Rhome and the franchise's tradition of explosive offense. The position of offensive line coach is considered one of the most critical on any staff because of the teaching and patience required to develop competent blockers. Infan-' te said he already had determined who will be Wampfler's successor but won't announce the person until next week. "You hate to lose a good coach like Jerry," said Infante. "But we'll be in good shape." Several league sources believe Charlie Davis a long-time asso- Premonfae uses tough defense to stop Springs By Jim Hayes Press-Gazette At this time of the year, even the most unattractive wins are treated as though they were beauties by contenders such as Green Bay Premontre. k - In a half-empty gym, in a game that was interrupted by a fan who decided to do a somersault on the court, Premontre overcame its impatience on offense Friday night to turn back visiting Fond du Lac Springs . 63-49 in a Fox Valley Christian Conference basketball jame. 1 The Cadets, coming off a loss to -Menasha St. Mary, needed the victory to maintain -a half-game lead over De Pere Pennings in the FVCC. Premontre Coach Roy Smits 'was satisfied, if not entirely impressed after the Cadets ran their overall record to 16-4. - "It wasn't artistic and it wasn't a blowout," Smits said. "They were always in striking distance. I could see some of the same things happening that went wrong in the Menasha game. "Every game right now is a game we have to win. If we lost this one we were in a struggle just to stay on top." ' Premontre squandered most of an 11-point lead by allowing the Ledgers to score eight straight points early in the third quarter. Springs, playing without injured forward Scott Jaber, its leading re-bounder and second-leading scorer, didn't have the firepower to carry the fight into the fourth quarter. The Ledgers, in fact, seemed out of sync most of the game. Springs ' Coach Tom Diener pulled three subs off the bench during a timeout ; early in the second quarter in an effort to find some offense. "I don't think it was a very well-played game by either team," said Diener, whose team fell to 10-10. Senior forwards Kevin Gustaf-son and Brian Stock were the keys for the Cadets. Gustafson scored 21 points and frustrated 'the Ledgers by hitting several timely shots. Stock limited forward Scott Fortune, one of the top scorers in the conference, to four points. - Springs couldn't get open when Christian boys Premontre Pennings St. Mary Xavier Spring's W 12 12 9 9 7 Lourdes FVL Roncali Central W L 6 7 5 9 2 11 1 13 Pennings winsC-2 Premontre played its man-to-man defense. The Ledgers didn't have anyone who could effectively penetrate when the Cadets played a zone. Fortune spent a good part of the game sitting next to Diener as a result of his shooting problems. Reserve guard Nilo Llooren led the Ledgers with 10 points. . "Defensively I was very, very happy," Smits said. "I think Brian Stock did just a super job of just taking his (Fortune's) shots away." Premontre held Springs to one more basket the rest of the third quarter after the Ledgers used their eight-point run to cut the lead to 37-34. Premontre never was seriously threatened after taking a 50-36 lead early in the final quarter on back-to-back baskets by Gustafson and Stock. Springs cut the lead to 53-45 with about 4:30 to play. Smits decided to go into a delay offense at about the same .time because of Premontre's poor shot selection in the fourth quarter. Premontre figured to have an advantage inside because of Jaber's injury. That, however, was nullified when Cadets center Mike Til-que picked up his third foul with 2:16 left in the first quarter.' Gustafson, the Cadets' leading scorer last year, had one of his best offensive games of the season. His point total was about 10 points higher than his season average. "And we needed just about every point," Smits said. "He's a. good rhythm shooter when he gets it going." Fond du Lao Springs Grten Bay Premontre 9 17 10 13 49 10 25 12 16 63 if ViS jjj r V l i V ciate of Infante's, will be the new coach. Davis, 43, coaches tight ends at Cleveland, but coached the offensive line under Infante with the USFL Jacksonville Bulls in 1984-85. "We have visited and we'll talk in earnest soon," said Infante. Jim McNally, offensive line coach at Cincinnati since 1980, worked with Infante from 1980-82. McNally said he would be interested in the Packers but is under contract to the Bengals for 1988. Bill Meyers, one of the Packers' two offensive line coaches in 1982-83 under Bart Starr, also said he was interested but hadn't been contacted. Please see WampflerC-3 ti;:lsi Jerry Wampfler Headed for San Diego IRtedDevils close, butHbmets win By Eric Goska Press-Gazette Green Bay East took Green Bay Preble, one step further than any of the other dozen teams the Hornets have faced this year. The Red Devils scored the first nine points of the game, held Tony Bennett scoreless in the opening ten minutes, and trailed just once in five periods of basketball. 4 Unfortunately for East, the game required six periods to sort out a winner and the Red Devils managed only three points in the second extra period. Preble, meanwhile, sank nine of 12 free throws in the same three minutes to top East 46-40 for a double overtime win in a Fox River Valley Conference basketball game at Washington Middle School Friday night before a standing-room-only crowd. Preble improved to 17-0 overall, maintaining its two-game conference lead over Manitowoc with three games remaining. East is 3-8 in conference, 5-11 overall. The Hornets had been taken to overtime twice before, downing Appleton West 70-68 and Sheboygan North 61-60, but Preble Coach Keith Wall said he felt this game may have even tougher. "This one was scarier, I think, because we're coming in as favorites," said Wall. "It's one of those things where there are a lot of psychological factors in their favor. They have everything to gain and nothing to lose. ' Mike Wittig hit a pair of free throws with 2:47 left in the fourth quarter to put East ahead 35-31. Denis Maccoux's basket with 1:04 left and his shot off a rebound 30 seconds later tied the game 35-35, forcing overtime. Neither team scored in the first 2:40 of overtime. Then Brent Kane found Matt ' Sprangers underneath for a layup and East led 37-35. Bennett missed a shot from the left baseline with 11 seconds remaining but was fouled by East's Alex Jerabeck. Bennett hit two free throws to send the game into the second overtime. - "This is probably our best game this year. We played excellent defense," said East Coach Leo Marti. "They made some big free throws down the end which a good basketball team has to do." The Red Devils used a number of defenses to try to contain Bennett, including a;dia-mond-and-one. Bennett didn't score for the first 10 minutes and finished with 17 points, his third-lowest output of the season. East jumped to a 9-0 lead, its biggest of the game, before Ty Roznowski broke the ice for the Hornets with back-to-back three-pointers. Jeff Maahs' basket cut the score to 9-8. ; Preble led 13-12 on Bennett's first points and five separate occasions tied the game. After their initial lead, the Red Devils never pulled ahead by more than five points. Said Marti: "Ty Roznowski hit some real good shots. We played tough but they came back and got eight and then it was a ball-game. Double overtime. I don't think ,you can come much closer than that." Gram Bay Prabte ' 8 7 11 9 2 9 46 Gram Bay East 12 5 11 7 2 3 40 Prabla Bennett 1 7, Maccoux 14. Roznowski 13, Maahs 2. 3-pt: Roznowski 4, Bennett 1. FT: 13-19. F: 14. Fouled out: Maahs East Kane 1 2. Sprangers 1 0, Wittig 1 0, Jerabek 4. Yurek 4. 3-pt: Kane 4. FT: 6-12. F: 17. Fouled out: Wittig. Wildcats down Trojans Springs Fortune 4, Butzen 8, Wiltzius 7, King 8, Horn 2, Berenz 7, Wimberger 3, Llooren 10. FT: 13-21. F: 17. 3-pt: None. Fouled out: None. Premontre Stock 10, Gustafson 21, King 9, DeMeuse 14, Canadeo I.Petrie 2, Detampel 6. FT: 11-19. F: 19. 3-pt: None. Fouled out: None. i. ... ,. 'i, ;, Press-Gazette photo by Ken Wesely Reaching out:! .Green Bay Premontre's Jerry DeMeuse, left and Marc Georg of Fond du Lac Springs go" up to try and pull down a rebound during Friday's game at Premontre. By SueKlaubauf Press Gazette ' Green Bay Southwest and Green Bay West unfortunately showed Friday night why they remain on the bottom of the Fox River Valley Conference standings. West slipped past Southwest 53-44, but neither team played like a winner. - The loss for Southwest's 17th in as many games this season. West is 2-14 overall. Frustration was apparent on the faces of both coaches after the game. "I'm very upset about the outcome of the game," said Southwest Coach Casey Za-kowski. "If I had the answers I'd be the smartest man in the world." West Coach Jeff Seilaff didn't make himself available for comment, but shouts from the Wildcat locker room left the impression that Seilaff wasn't happy with his teams performance, either. Both teams started out flat, apparent by West's 21-12 lead at halftime. But Southwest fought back behind six third-quarter points each by Mark Belinske and Scott Martin for a 28-28 tie at the end of the Fox River Valley boys Preble Manitowoc Nortr South W L 11 0 9 2 8 3 7 4 Fond du Lac East West Southwest W L 4 7 3 8 2 9 0 11 quarter. Each team had its moments of glory, but as quickly as nice plays happened, so did costly turnovers and mental errors. A 1-3-1 halfcourt press by West in the fourth quarter caused frequent turnovers by the Trojans. "I'm just perplexed," Zakowski said. "Our floor play wasn't there. We made some poor decisions." A pair of free throws by West's John Brosteau and a power move in the lane by Tom Crowley put the Wildcats up by four, 36-32, with less than five minutes left. Dennis Reilly followed with a basket to bring the Trojans within two points. Howev- Please see WestC-3 Packers' first black downplays role ByJimEgle Press-Gazette . Bob' Mann doesn't perceive himself as having made it easier for players such as Willie Davis and Willie Wood to be accepted in Green Bay. ' . ' In 1950, Mann became the first black to play for the Packers Two blacks, Jim Thomas and Jimmy Clark, tried out for the team during training camp that year but failed to make the squad. Mann might have broken a barrier, but he says he simply took advantage 6f the opportunity to play pro football. : - -' ; : r "I didn't feel like I was a pioneer," he said, "limes change, necessities change. People be-7 come accustomed to those things (blacks in a predominantly white community). "I just hoped that my actions were such that they didn't deter future black players . from going up there. Black players were going to be more and more involved in football. I just tried to be me." Mann, Lionel Aldridge and Jerry Atkinson will be inducted into the Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame during ceremonies tonight at the Embassy Suites. The dinner begins at 7 p.m. Mann started his pro career with the Detroit Lions in 1948. In 1950, Mann and the Lions couldn't agree on a contract. He sat out " most of the season before signing with Green Bay with three games remaining. An instant starter in Green Bay, Mann caught six passes in the last three games of ,1950. In 1951, he caught 51 passes and scored eight touchdowns. Mann, a native of Hampton, Va., continued to live in Detroi during the off-seasoru During the season v he had ta stay in Green Bay. -' The Packers' coach from 1950-53, Gene Ronzani, tried to accommodate, Mann. Whet) the team took Eastern road trips, for example, Ronzani let Mann stay behind for a day tq visit friends. : . " ' .v . "I didn't have any problems at all," he said. "Everyone treated me real well. "Ronzani gave me a few options about leaving Green Bay on weekends. There were no black girls to go out with in Green Bay. I went to Milwaukee and Chicago after home games on fiunanv:.: t . . :. t. t ?c-ffr.u;'irf'.;rj'7h.i;..Vwr-'WA'k.' was one of the smaller ends in pro football. He was further handicapped . by the offensive schemes of that time. Ends' fined up closer to the ball, enabling linebackers to hit them and slow them up as they tried to run pass routes. With today's strict regulations on pass1 defenders, small receivers such as Green Bay's Phil Epps can thrive. When Mann played, small ends often struggled. "I see them now, and it would be a dream," Mann said. "They (pass defenders) could hold. A lot of times, you'd be in tight, and you'd get hit by the linebacker. "I had a big confrontation with (former Eagles linebacker) Chuck Bednarik once. It was nothing racial. He just popped somebody every Sunday." In 1952, the Packers drafted Billy Howton, who set a club record for receiving yardage in his rookie year. Mann retained his starting job, but his production slipped. He caught 30 '.. passes for 517 yards. f That year, the Packers had their best sea- son of Mann's four years in Green Bay. They finished 6-6 after losing their last two games of the season to the San Francisco 49ers and the Los Angeles Rams. , ' 7 . "Ronzani would never fly over the Rockies,'' Mann said. "We had to take the train. That was a long trip. We'd have been better , off flying out." :. Mann remembers Ronzani as being aloof. " i "I don't think any of the guys were close to him," ManiJ said. "I got along with him as well as anybody." .'I- lOEll TU. Dlnl,U.,, 1 A r . 'mm. Jplackbourn s background as a head coa- ch at Marquette University was immediately ' evident to Mann. v , vl The Packers' first play of the exhibition season was a 20-yard pass from Tobin Rote to Mann. On the second play, Rote threw a long touchdown pass to Mann. Blackbourn got quite excited. "He (Blackbourn) couldn't believe that we had just scored a touchdown that quick," Mann said. "After all those years, I can still see that face." The 1954 season wound up being Mann's final year in football. During the 1954 exhibition season, Mann tore a knee ligament. The injury ended his career, although the Packers paid his salary for the entire 1954 season. After his football .career ended, Mann worked in real estate for about 10 years. In 1966, he returned to law school, and received his law degree in 1970. He works as an attorney in Detroit. ' Bulls edge Bucks 95-93 on Jordan's free throws MILWAUKEE ( AP) Michael Jordan scored 27 points, including two free throws with two seconds left, giving the Chicago Bulls a 95-93 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks in an NBA game Friday night. With six seconds remaining and the Bulls leading 93-92, Jack Si km a of the Bucks was fouled on a drive and made one of two free throws. Chicago got the rebound on the miss. After a timeout, Brad Sellers in-bounded the ball to Jordan, who drove to the basket and was fouled by Terry Cummings, who led the Bucks with 23 points. Jordan fell under the basket and stayed there for a few moments before going to the line and sinking both free throws. Milwaukee's Craig Hodges missed a final shot as time ran out. Horace Grant added 15 points and Sedale Threatt 13 for Chicago. Kicky Pierce added 19 for Milwaukee. ; Milwaukee, leading 53-51 at halftime, built its biggest lead, 81-74, on a basket by Cummings with 7:47 remaining in the third , quarter. CHICAGO (95) Oakley 3-6 3-4 9, Sellers 3-7 1-4 7. Brown 2-5 1-2 5, Jordan 9-19 9-10 27, Sparrow 1-3 0-0 2, Corjine 4- 10 1-2 9, Threatt 6-12 (W 13, Pippen 4-6 0-0 8, Paxson 0-3 0-0 0, Grant 6-12 3-4 15. Totals 36-83 18-26 95. MILWAUKEE (93) Cummings 1 1 -1 9 1 -3 23, Sikma 0-3 1 -2 1 , Breuer 4-9 4-8 12, Moncriet 1-6 4-4 6. Pressey 6-8 2-5 14, Pierce 7-14 5-5 19, Hodges 0-5 0-0 0, Krystkowiak 1-1 2-2 4, Reynolds 2-5 4-5 8, Lucas 2-3 1-2 6 Totals 34-73 24-36 93. " Chicago 19 32 19 25 95 Milwaukee 30 23 16 24 93 3-Point goals Threatt, Lucas. Fouled out Pippen. Rebounds Chicago 51 (Oakley 14), Milwaukee 53 (Sikma. Breuer 9). Assists Chicago 26 (Jordan 8), Milwaukee 26 (Moncriet. Pressey, Lucas 6). Total touls Chicago 27, Milwaukee 21 . A 11,052. i Inside: D A fourth-quarter spurt lifts Shawano past Bay Port ' in Bay Conference basketball C-2 - . , , ." B Olympic officials were concerned about the weathef going into the opening day of the Winter Games , t ' todayC-5 .' - . 1 - . T

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