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Area Playoff Matchups School Bating Regard Opponent Rotlng Record aty High 5th 7-1 v Prairie 6-2 Solon 1st 8 - 0 vs Cascado 8th 8-0 Lone Tree 5-3 vs SCMCO 6-2 Kickoff for all games scheduled (or 7:30 p.m. Stems WEDNESDAY, OCT. 29, 1986 Iowa City Press-Citizen Page IB Buckeyes have Iowa's number By Steve Carlton The Press-Citizen In Hayden Fry's eight years at Iowa, only one Big Ten team has thoroughly stymied the Hawk-eyes. Only one conference team has beaten Fry more than 60 percent of the time. And there is only one Big Ten foe the Hawks have not defeated at least three times. Iowa can begin to remedy those circumstances Saturday. The team is Ohio State, and the Buckeyes will be in town for an 11:40 a. m. game Saturday at Kin-nick Stadium. The contest is being syndicated by the Turner Network and will be shown locally on KCRG, channel 9. Iowa is 11th in this week's Associated Press poll, while OSU is 17th. Since Fry arrived at Iowa in 1979, the Buckeyes are the one Big ' Ten team the Hawkeyes haven't been able to play with eye-for-eye. Iowa is 1-4 against OSU during Fry's tenure. "They seem to rise to the occasion for us," Iowa linebacker George Davis said. "I'm not sure why they do that. They always seem to play up for Iowa." , Iowa's stigma with the Buckeyes is by no means exclusive to the Fry era. Ohio State has won 18 of the last 19 games in the series. The one Hawkeye win came in IdwaCity in 1983. Still, the Buckeyes represent the last bastion of dominance over Iowa in the Big Ten. Minnesota is the only other conference team with a slight edge over Fry's Hawks, as the Gophers have won four of seven games. Fry's teams have split with Michigan, and he has a winning percentage against each of the remaining Big Ten teams. But that 1-4 record sticks out like portly Buckeye coach Earle Bruce would in a workout video. "I don't know what 4t is, but I hope it doesn't continue this week," Iowa quarterback Mark Vlasic said of the problems with Ohio State. Fry has a notion why the Buckets have been so difficult to overcame. Actually, he has three reasons Ohio State has had excellent teams, three of the five games have been in Columbus and Iowa had very little going for it when Fry took over here. Considering the lopsided record in Ohio State's favor, motivation should be no problem for Iowa this week. More important than history is the present. The game is vital if Iowa (6-1 overall, 3-1 in the conference) is to mount any threat at catching Big Ten leaders Ohio , State (6-2, 4-0) and Michigan. "The natural motivation when you play the Michigans or Ohio States is there because of the tradition of their ballclubs, the won-lost records and things of that nature," Fry said Tuesday at bis weekly news conference. "We've built our program to that level of competition that we expect our young men," without a pep talk, to strap their head gear on real tight and screw their cleats on real tight when we play against these people. Otherwise, we don't have a chance to win." Aside from how firmly affixed the Hawks have their equipment, probably one of the biggest factors influencing their performance will be how healthy they are. Injuries are a taboo subject with Fry these days. Earlier in the week he declared he was tired of discussing them, and that he was put off by what he perceived as nasty treatment in the media regarding his moaning about the number of afflicted players. About all reporters could drag out of Fry Tuesday in the way of an injury report was that fullback David Hudson's high ankle sprain kept him out of practice Monday, and he is not expected to practice all week. However, Fry said if Hudson is physically able, he could still play Saturday. NOTES: If you don't think the Iowa-Ohio State game has major bowl implications, this 'may bowl you over. Nine bowls the Sugar, Orange, Cotton, Fiesta, Florida Citrus, Liberty, Holiday, Bluebon-net and Peach will have representatives in the Kinnick Stadium press box Saturday. V Fry on Myron Keppy, who is filling in for injured defensive tackle Tim Anderson who was filling in for the injured Jeff Drost: "I've racked my brain trying to See IOWASB rep IFfayo fff Profiles B Class 4 A Cedar Rapids Prairie at City High at Frank Bates Field 7:30 p.m. Prairie (8-0) City (8-0) B Class 2A Cascade at Solon at Solon High School 7:30 p.m. Cascade (8-0) Solon (8-0) 143 136 109 94 I.TO Points scored Points allowed Total 2.347 yards 171 334 1 34 26 1.93ft 2.9071 Tough schedule benefits Lions By Jon Tibbetts The Press-Citizen They just might be laughing in Lone Tree tonight. Class A Lone Tree High School's football team is 5-3. But the Lions will do the same thing tonight they have done four of the last five years: play a first-round playoff game. Lone Tree hosts Gilman SEMCO, 6-2, at 7:30 p.m. Meanwhile, City High, 7-1 and ranked No. 5 in class 4A, welcomes Cedar Rapids Prairie, 6-2, at Frank 1,373 1,560 18 Yards allowed Turnovers committed 868 1,3Mj Playoff lineups3B n n . 21 Turnovers 1 ""jo" forced " . : ' y ; 30 1 Prairie City Cascade Solon Eoi 136 I un ) I -y -j ) 1,012 924 I 1.941 I Jw yards yards J 1 yards T 52.3 47.7 I 67.7 X Offense Offense Offense Offense 481 834 . von W4 vords 1 892B yara. 41 ' yards V 59 Defense Defense h yards 510 358 I 404 J 778 yards yards 1 yards A 4U j Defense Defense T rushing TJ passing Q rushing Q passing This graphic compares the 1986 season statistics of four area teams in tonight's football playoffs. Bates Field, and Solon, 8-0 and ranked No. 1 in class 2A, entertains No. 8 Cascade, 8-0, at the same time. "People look at our record and laugh," Lone Tree coach Lonnie Powers said. "If everybody looked at our schedule, they'd say 'whoa.' " You look at the Lions' Southeast' Iowa Conference schedule and; there are six class 2A teams ; that's two class sizes bigger than Lone Tree one 1A team and one 3A team. Powers said 2A and 3A opponents have an advantage because they "are bigger both in team-size and size of individuals there is more talent to choose from and those teams can two-platoon. Powers said there are three schools in the SEI, besides Lone Tree, with good traditions: Media-: polls, 84, ranked No. 4 in 2A and a ' traditional playoff entrant; Pekin, ., 4-3, a team that usually makes the 1A field but missed this year; and Louisa Muscatine, 7-1 and ranked No. 9 in 2A, whose only loss was to : 4A West High and which narrowly missed the playoffs. Mediapolis, Pekin and Louisa-Muscatine were the three teams that beat Lone Tree this season. Lone Tree's opponent this Friday was to have been 3A Central See LIONS38 dockets cut Payne The Associated Press ' ' HOUSTON The Houston Rockets cut three forwards from the basketball team Tuesday including former University of Iowa player Michael Payne. The others cut were Hank McDowell and Sam Mitchell as the team trimmed its roster to 14 players, officials said. ' ' Mitchell and Payne were third-round draft picks who failed to win positions on the team last year, although Mitchell came close. Payne, a 6-10 forward, set a Rookie Revue record with 19 rebounds in one game. But in 52 minutes of exhibition play, he managed only nine rebounds. Payne played with the Hawkeyes from 1982 until 1983. He played in 117 games and scored 1,118 points. He also had 857. rebounds for Iowa. v J fcKv,-.v.:.....JllMauMBl ,- m,-,..MajMMlll Hawks' Reaves to have knee surgery Michael Reaves By Steve Carlson The Press-Citizen Tom Davis liked what junior Michael Reaves had shown him in the first week of Iowa basketball practice. Now it could be four weeks before Davis sees Reaves again. Reaves, a 6-foot-2 guard, suffered a cartilage tear last Friday and will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Friday. He is expected to be out of action two to four weeks. Davis, the Iowa coach, said the injury occurred when Reaves was running down the court in prac tice. No contact was involved. "That hurts," Davis said. "It always hurts the players, Michael particularly because he had established himself as our starting point guard. "He's a good little ball-handler and was running the break well and shooting respectably. ... We will be hurt a little at point guard until we get Michael back." The only other injury Davis reported was to redshirt freshman Les Jepsen, who fractured a little finger on the backboard when he went up to block a shot. That in jury has not forced Jepsen to miss workouts. Iowa will conduct another scrimmage Saturday before the home football game against Ohio State. Since the football game kicks off at 11:40 a.m., the basketball team will scrimmage from 10 to 11 a.m., when the women's team will hold a scrimmage. The public is welcome and there is no admission charge. In addition to the Saturday scrimmages, Iowa also has intra-squad scrimmages set for Mason City Thursday night, Des Moines Monday night and Waterloo Nov. 10. Davis said in these scrimmages he will take Gerry Wright and Ed Horton, two players consistently among the coaches' top eight, and put them with the rest of the squad to play against the other top six players and two borderline top eight players. Iowa's first action is an exhibition game against the Soviet national team Nov. 16 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Iowa is the 13th of 14 teams the Soviets are sche- See HAWKS5B Iowa athletic board endorses Big Ten ticket proposal By Kelly Carter The Press-Citizen The Big Ten has endorsed a proposal to change the NCAA rule regarding student-athletes' complimentary tickets, Iowa Professor Sam Becker announced Tuesday afternoon at the university's Board in Control of Athletics meeting. Becker, one of Iowa's two Big Ten faculty representatives, said the conference would like the new NCAA rule to read that "any person," not just family members of fellow students, may receive complimentary passes from student-athletes. Recently, 30 Iowa football players and seven members of the Iowa basketball team each lost at least one of their maximum of four complimentary passes because some of them, on the advice of athletic department officials, put their girlfriends or fiancees on the pass list.Others, on their own, misrepresented their relationship with the person receiving the pass. NCAA rules state that recipients of these complimentary tickets must be family members or fellow students. Bump Elliott, Iowa's atheltic director, interpreted girlfriends or fiancees to be in the family category; therefore, the violations occurred. About half of the football players and five of the basketball players had mistakenly allowed their girlfriends or fiancees to use their passes. Shawn Heraty, a member of the Hawkeye golf team and one of two student representatives on the board, said several Iowa student-athletes expressed to him, both verbally and through letters, their dissatisfaction See BOARDSB SCOUTING REPORT Compiled by The Press-Citizen West QB Ross comes through West High's last two contests have seen senior quarterback Jason Ross respond to "prime-time" pressure with all the calm and collectiveness Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach showed during his playing days. Two weeks ago, with the Trojans trailing Cedar Rapids Kennedy 15-0 with 2 minutes, 30 seconds remaining, Ross completed seven of 14 passes for 104 yards as the Trojans gained a 16-15 edge before losing 21-16. In last week's 12-9 triumph over Dubuque Wah-lert, Ross made good on four passes for 49 yards in the game's closing moments. Included among his four completions was a 12-yard touchdown strike to Steve Brady with seven seconds left to lift V 4 r .r-v ' YfH ' 1 Ross Hennes West to its narrow win. "He really handled himself great," West coach Dan Dickel said of Ross after last week's triumph. "It's just that desire to win," Ross explained of his recent success during the game's final moments. "We spend a little bit of time in practice with (the two-minute drill). But we just realize we have to stop fooling around and eliminate our mistakes. We get down to business." call first-year Clear Creek coach Terry Hennes will direct at all of his players who plan to return for next year's campaign. After watching his squad fall to 0-8 this season, Hennes hopes to strengthen his players during the off-season through regulated workouts three times a week. "I'm setting up a program so that they can work out the rest of the school year and during the summer," Hennes said. "The interest seems to be there. Those kids (who will return) realize that they can have a good team." Among his hopeful projects is 5-foot-10, 170-pound freshman linebacker Shannon Smith. "He should be up to 195-200 pounds by next year," Hennes predicted. GROUND ATTACK: While West High's John Hesse has been near the top of the Mississippi Valley Conference rushing leaders list most of this season, City High tailback P.J. Conlon moved from ninth place to seventh after rushing for 70 yards last week. Hesse, who ranks second to Steve Krug of Dubuque Hempstead, has gained 507 yards on 88 carries (5.76 per carry), while Conlon has gained 215 yards on 65 carries (3.3 per carry) in conference action this season. ABOUT TOWN City High, 7-1 and ranked No. 5 in class 4A, makes its first appearance in the football playoffs tonight when the Little Hawks host Cedar Rapids Prairie, 6-2, at Frank Bates Field at 7:30 for a first-round game. At Solon, the Spartans, 8-0 and ranked No. 1 in class 2A, entertain No. 8 Cascade, 8-0, at 7:30 p.m. in a first-round playoff game. In a class A first-round game, Lone Tree, 5-3, hosts Gil-man SEMCO, 6-2, at the same time. ON TV ESPN's National Hockey League's Game of the Week, between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Detroit Red Wings, will be played at 6:30 tonight.- INDEX TIME TO HIT THE WEIGHTS: That's the High school football standings2B Scoreboard 2B Ul beat 4B In the bleachers 2B Driesell resigns. .SB

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