The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 10, 1967 · Page 9
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•WhtiBMArlt.) Courier News - Friday, November Id, 1WT - Pip HOLE CLOSED—Gosnell High School defenders quickly close an opening in the 'line as another unidentified Pirate tries to move ahead following a handot'f from his quarterback as the Gosnell gridders practice for. their, closing game of the season tonight, Osceola High's Seminoles will provide the opposition in Gosnell in a game beginning at 7:30. (Courier News Photo) For Win Gosnell Against Osceola Foe By Frank Ellis Courier News Sports Editor The high school football season all but concludes 1 tonight as five games involving Mississippi County teams make up what is the lightest schedule since ? backs and tacklers started burl•> ing themselves at one another ; in season openers back on Sept. ••I- . - '. <: Games tonight include clash' es which have the taste of tra- f -ditional and-or neighborhood ri- ': valry about them and all the ''•'. battles promise to produce good '.-.: football. f OSCEOLA visits GOSNELL in ,- /what is fast becoming a year- J ending struggle; MANILA "• plays host to the Bobcats of ' 'Walnut Ridge; SHAWNEE jour' neys to Earle to close out play; '•• WILSON is on the road for : finale at Hughes while Kennett : ' ' is h 6 s t e d' by CARUTHERS. VILLE in a Southeast Missouri encounter. » * » /; Long standing rivalry or not, inter-city rivalry or not, the season - ending game between • GOSNELL and OSCEOLA prom jses to be a battle in which prior results will have little bearing. The Gosnell Pirates, coached by J. A. Smith, presently have : a 2-7-1 record, but the Smith- men . are determined that this ' last clash will be one of which : they and their supporters will v be proud. . . ••.' . Smith said earlier this week .that "the boys have really, been pointing for this meeting with - Osceola, the game has become JEFF WILKIN, Gosnell halfback, looks longingly at the Pirates practice, knowing his leg injury will cause him to miss tonight's game with Osceola. (Courier News Photo) Mike Dent, Curt Barnett, Jeff Wilkin and Parker, but other Pirates have contributed their talents. Smith is looking forward to five returnees to next year's squad on which to b u i 1 d a stronger aggregation, the five being Gentry, Meacham, Dave Foley, Joe Ivy and Roger King, OSCEOLA comes into the with a 3-7 mark, losers somewhat of "a traditional n-\ m& latter a 100-pound sopfio- .' valry and since our .towns are! more who ' according to Smith, ; fairly close together, it adds anl" nas a tremendous amount of •'<' extra incentive to the game." | ' stickab i%.' at >d who has not . The Pirates have registered missed a Practice session if it -.-•wins over Manila and Reiser ™s at all possible to be there." . while falling before Harding, ;'. Shawnee, Piggott, Corning, Po-. cahontas, Lepanto and Walnut I ff| .'• Ridge, with a 19-19 tie with Gid!•• con. \ '<, Tonight's battle will be the ,';'final varsity game for seven of /.the Gosnell seniors, among •vihern starters Fontaine Park- ier, 170-pound tackle, End Curt • Barne*, and Back Mike bent. " Sn^ith has done an admirable I job despite the losing record. "His personnel is extremely lim- ;• ited in numbers, approximately * .30 young men reporting for •f pre-season drills in August, and '•that number down to 19 for to;: night'* final game. '; Add to this the fact that "Smith never knows if and when: I one or more of his players or! 5 candidates may move away be- !r cause of. the transfer of par- I ents from Blytheville Air Force \ Base, and it is fairly obvious ; that the coach has his share '.of problems and then some. •. Standouts far the Pirates In {'VI have been quarterback «•>•> » M»; n *: CharlH Gentry. Den Mtacham, ™* *" M * m in their last four starts to Pig- tJtl, Corning, Walnut Ridge and Wilson. Earlier, the Seminoles beat Lepanto, Manila and Pocahontas_ while 1 o s.i'n g to Earle, Trumann and, Marked Tree. • • - - -"'--', Coach. J. W. Seymour's Seminoles were unsuccessful in their attempt to .defend the District 2-A crown, they garnered in '66 but a win tonight could go a long way toward making up for what has been an otherwise disappointing season. MANILA plays host to district leader Walnut Ridge and the Lions present the final challenge to the Bobcats' quest for conference honors. The Lions, still in a rebuild- 'Ing program, are winless on the year and while it is not expected that they will derail the Bobcat express, some good football could develop in what will be the closing battle for both squads. * * * SHAWNEE travels to Earle .and is in the throes of a losing streak which has seen the Indians lose to Luxora 32-12 and Lepanto 6-0 on successive weekends, but Coach Ralph Johnson's charges have produced strong, gridiron action ttirough- out the season as. they built up an early season mark of five wins and a tie before falling .the last two outings. WILSON invades Hughes on the heels of the Bulldogs cliffhanger against Osceola, a battle which went to the Dogs over the Seminoles by a 14-13 count, thanks to the. talented toe of Bill Bussey and the offensive tactics of Danny Cissell, Fred Parnell and Larry Stewart. Lex Goble, Cleo Faulkner, Charles Coburn and Ernie Perez stood out defensively last week for Coach David McCullar and he is hopeful that all Face Arlington Arkansas State Still Hopeful By Frank Ellis Courier News Sports Editor Nine points might not seem like very many to a football team such as the Green Bay Packers or the Southern California Trojans, noted for some high - scoring antics this and past seasons, but to the Indians of Arkansas State University, nine points '.lave spelled the difference between a current 3-4 record and a possibde 6-1 mark, mark. Quite a difference. Tom Manning, sports information director at the Jonesboro school, pointed out yesterday that the last three losses of the men of Coach Bennie gllsn- der have been by a total of nine markers, the most recent defeat being Saturday's sur- 3rise win by Southwestern Louisiana, 7-6. One week earlier the Indians fell to Lamar Tech 28-23 and ion Oct. 14, Louisiana Tech inflicted a 6-3 defeat on the Red and White, all three losses jrought about because of either iumbles and interceptions or be cause of the Indians inability I push across for winning mark ers very late in the ball games. A fumble deep in their ow territory led to the defeat at La mar Tech, failure to crash inl >aydirt from the two-yard lin :ost a. victory in Louisiana an last Saturday, an attemp edJield - goal in the final 1 seconds went awry. "The only game 'we deserve to lose was the one against Th Citadel in Little Rock," .Man ning commented, "all the other could have gone either way." Citadel whipped ASU 20-7 i, the Indians first ever appeal ance in War Memorial Stadium on Oct. 7.) . "Tiie boys were disappointei that we didn't beat Southwesl ern, but they don't get dis couraged, especially ' since w have topped each of these las three winners in total offensivi and defensive statistics; . "Everyone seems pretty much ready to go against Ar lington State on Saturday, am we may even see Tim Keane play a little bit if needed.' 1 Keane was injured early in The Citadel contest, breaking I been getting by with some fair- his hand, and only this weekily close wins, but we can't let was the cast removed and the up on Saturday if we want a Linden, N. J. native began tossing the football. j "Bennie Winford bruised h i s thigh against Southwestern but he probably will get to play s o m e," Manning continued, j "and with Steve Gankiewicz (back in top shape, our running I game could really get moving. I hope so." Tomorrow will be Central- j East Arkansas Day at the Jones ! boro campus,, the friends of the \ university from these areas of ' the Land of Opportunity having i a special invitation to come to iJonesboro and not only buy a .„,.. • . . . ,. . ., ticket to the game, but a ko | White, featui-mg as .they do the tour the grounds and buildings Ieagues total offense lcader m chance at a title tie. "Arlington has a big, powerful offensive club, and we are looking for a rough battle from them, just like in last year's 16-6 loss they handed us down there," Manning concluded. The Rebels have been beaten only by major • college West Texas State, and in that clash they rolled to 27 points before falling by ten to their fellow Texans. The Indian defense, still one of the best in the SLC, will have its work cut out for it against the Royal Blue and of the Bulldogs can and wili come up with another worthy ef fort in their season close-out battle. CARUTHERSVILLE beat Chaffee last Friday with Mike Fisher starting the scoring with a 27-yard field goal on the way to a 29-0 victory. Kenny Bruce scored on runs of eight and 12 yards and caught a 35-yard pass from Don Smith. Paul Carmean scored once on a 12-yard run as Caruftersville built up a 15-0 halftime lead and coasted home free in the Southeast Missouri South Conference battle. Tonight's game with Kennett s the second last of the season for Coach Jerry Bethune's players, next week's encounter with 3bion County closing out the year. NowinhandyWO-PAK HAWKS PAWN SHOP AND ARMY SURPLUS Phone PO 3-8288 LEADER TED MAXWELL Mr. Maxwell led «u entire tales force In new car Mia for the month of October. See Mr. Maxwell f or » licit deal on one of the all new pnei from Chevrolet for 'M. > Mr. Maxwell would lUn to. point out th»t Bob Sullrnn hu th« luieit uloctlon of new can on >toek In tali area. BOB SULLIVAN Chcv.-Cqdillac Co. 1400 S. Division < of ASU and purchase lunch in the school cafeteria. * » » The Indians' foe is presently ranked sixth in the Associater Press small college poll, aheac of Lamar Tech, and will bring a strong 7-1-0 record into Kays Stadium. "We feel that if we can beat Arlington here, we still have a chance for a share of the Southland Conference title," Manning said, "because Arlington will entertain Lamar Tech in Arlington next week and I fee Tech is due for a defeat, they've Course In Golf Planned At BHS if Blytheville High School's physical education department can get a bit of assistance from the public, it will institute a course in golf soon. "We have a practice teacher coming to work with us who is pretty good at it," Alan Slolt, assistant football coach and a PE instructor, reported today. "But we don't have any equipment. "If people would search their attics for old clubs and balls and give them to us, : we could get the program .going." Stolt. said that five irons, woods, pitching clubs and putters particularly are needed. "We'll also be able to make excellent use of those practice balls. plastic "But we need a good supply of regular golf balls, too." Stolt explained that the golfers will work inside during poor weather this winter but may move outside during the spring. Persons with clubs and balls o donate may contact Stolt at the gymnasium (PO 3-7111). Quarterback Mike Baylor. Currently, Baylor has amassed 1,380 yards, averaging 5.8 yards per play "to give him a 210 yard lead over Lamar's Randy McCollum. The Tribe defense led by Clovis Swinney, Gary Crane, Steve Puryear, Tommy Sain, Dick Ritchey, Bill Bergey and Ken Bennett, will have to duplicate last week's effort which saw the Ellender - men allowing only 15 yards passing and 111 yards total offense if they hope to claim their second conference win and take that all - important step toward a share of the conference flag. Game time is 2:00 and Manning advised that there will be tickets available at the gate. Hayti College Game Tomorrow Southern Baptist College of Walnut Ridge will meet Belmont College of Nashville in a basketball game tomorrow night at the Hayti High School gyninas- "um. Game time is 7:30. MIAMI, Fla. (AP) - When Coral Gables High School defeated Miami High 16-0 Thursday night, in the Orange Bowl, a crowd of 39,029 paid to watch the state's top-ranked prep teams tangle in a nonchampion- ship game. At the last Miami Dolphins' home game in the Orange Bowl, 30,049 fans watched :he American Football League team lose to the New York Jets. CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) —Jockey Jorge Velasquez rode four winners at Garden State 'ark Thursday. RECORD—Gerald Jumper, Arkansas State end, catches his first pass of the game against Southwestern .Louisiana last Saturday, a catch which broke (he ASU season pass reception record. The Helena, Ark. native now has grabbed 40 tosses in 1967 for 595 yards. Forrest City, West Memphis Seek Title FORREST CITY, Ark. (AP)— joined the 2AA conference last A last minute ruling by Region year, but was unable to piay 2AA official Thursday night has|against Batesville because-of pitted Forrest City against West' schedule difficulties. Memphis here tonight in a battle for the conference championship. Officials ruled that the games the two teams played earlier this year against Marianna and Batesville were conference games, leaving Forrest City with a 5-1-1 record and West Memphis at 6-0-1 in conference Play- Confusion arose over the Arkansas Athletic Association rule that teams must play in a round robin to be eligible for I conference play. Marianna | ship. The rule was earlier inter- peted to mean that games played against Batesville and Marianna didn't count as conference games, leaving Forrest City with a 3-1-1 record and West Memphis at 5-0-0. 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