The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on October 1, 1971 · Page 12
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Hutchinson, Kansas
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SPORTAINGLES Fred Mendell They laughed when he sat clown to play, but . Well, they were laughing at Coach Claude Gibson of Tulsa last week, before he sat down to manage play against Arkansas. Gibson, had indeed, created a funny situation. He told his players, told the press, told anyone who would listen that Tulsa was going to get Joe Ferguson, Arkansas' quarterback, even, said Gibson, "if I have to go out there and help with the blitz myself." Gibson also said Tulsa would destroy the "clean machine" label hung on Arkansas' offen sive line. The Razorbacks had been destroying opponents, opening huge holes in their lines, operating with machine - line precision. No dirty, stuff, understand. Just blocks that knocked linesmen into the end zone, and opened holes that Sunday School daisy - chain youngsters could tippie-toe through. Blitz Talk Proved Pure Propaganda The laughter at Gibson's expense may have become a little louder as three quarters of the game went by and the Arkansas "clean machine" had opened the route for three touchdowns a n d a 20-0 Razorback lead. Ferguson hadn't been quite up to par on his passes, and that was a bit surprising because Gibson's talk had been pure propaganda. He didn 't have his team blitzing at all. Then in the fourth quarter, Gibson sent Larry Frcy into the fray. Frcy. a sophomore, carried 17 times for 70 yards. He took a lot of pressure off Todd Starks, Tulsa quarterback, who began hitting his receivers. Tulsa scored one touchodown on a Todd pass and Sam Henry converted. Tulsa scored two, and again got the conversion. Then Todd hit Starks with a 21-yard screen pass for a third touchdown. Henry's third boot was good and Tulsa won the football game, 21-20 for what Gibson called "the greatest victory in Tulsa history." Gibson admitted the "blitz" talk was just a pysch job on Ferguson. Dragons Face Fort Scott Here Tonight By BARBARA CAYWOOD Hutchinson's Blue Dragons are going to be in an unfamiliar position Friday night at Gowans Stadium — they're going to be on the spot. The Dragons have not lost more than one game in the last two seasons but ihpy'Il be underdogs when the defending national champion and currently No. 1 ranked Fort Scott Greyhounds come to town for Hutch's Homecoming game, beginning at 8 p.m. The Greyhounds are perking along with 3-0 record and have been dishing out plenty of point punishment to their first three opponents. Hutchinson is 1-1-1 at the present time and the Dragons arc 1-1 in Jayhawk Juco Conference play. If they arc to have a chance at tha .1.1 C champkonship this season, a win over the Greyhounds is a must. Hutchinson's last outing, an 0- Steve Koontz 0 tie in the mud at Arkansas City was labeled "frustrating" by head coach John Matous. "It, was a lack of mental effort," he said. But the Dragons have had long, bruising practices this week with an emphasis on concentration and execution. "Fort Scott is an outstanding ball club," Matous said Thursday morning, "and they're coming up here to win, but our attitude is good and we're planning to win." Fort Scott's best known in- is running back Tommy Reamon who was the national hack cf the year in 1970. Reamon has not slacked off in 1971. In the first three games, the 190 - lb. speedster has rushed for a whopping 65.1 yards in 68 carries, close to ten yards a tote. But Fort Scott isn't just Tommy Reamon. The Greyhounds, playing under new coach Walt Olinger, have a veteran quarterback in Kurt Nieman, a good defense and an outstanding offensive line. The Greyhounds have a rushing defense of minus 47 yards while compiling a rushing offense of 294 yards per game average. bell who is now fully recovered from an ankle sprain. Quarterback Bob Albright had connected on 32 of 69 passes for 426 yards and throe towh'Vmns in three sanies with Tom Ruane. a freshman, his top receiver. Ruan*^ has 290 yards. 20 catches for Albert O'Bryant Hutchinson, meanwhile, is hoping for a dry field in order to get a more balanced offensive attack underway. T h e Dragon running game will be keyed by freshman Don Klos, averaging more than 100 yards The only offensive lineup change for the Dragons will be at tackle where either Percy Harrison or Dru John will replace Pat Clerihan, who is sidelined with a shoulder separation. Defensive Changes On defense, there have been some moves. Kit-by Kitt, a freshman from Wauneta, Neb., will join soph Steve Dutton at defensive back with Spencer Thomas moving back to safety. Terry King, recovered from an ankle injury, will be at corner back along with freshman Dav- fensc will be Ron Sorensen and Vance Randies at ends and Gary Giest and Phil Brenner at tackles. The offense will have Conrad Lawrence at tight end, Steve Koontz and Mike Potter at Page 13 The Hutchinson News Friday, October 1,1971 Ross Wilson Tourney Set The llth annual Ross Wilson guard:;. Dale Haselhorst andjTrmhy golf tournament for cither Harrison or John at tack-jhusband-wife teams will open lcs and Randy Amerine at ccn-'with a shot-gun start at 10 a.m. tcr. !Sunday. The final round will be Albright will be al quarter-;played at 10 am. Sunday, Oct. Vance Handles per game, and soph Keck Kim-jid White. wn back. Klo.'i jit running back.: Bryan Brunswic; at ful'back. j and Danny McC'lure and Ruanci at wide receivers. Busy Day Friday night's game will cli-j max a busy schedule of Par-' (Mils' Day and Homecoming activities. The Homecoming! Queen will be crowned at lialf-i n| ie. In the first ten years of 10. The tournament was started in I960, by Ross Wilson, then 'the Prairie Dunes professional. Husband wife teams get | points for bogeys, pars, birdies land a big bonus for a hole-in- time. A special reserved section jth Albert O'Brvant, a freshman from Fort Vallev, Ga.. has wi '| ll bc f j» sid ? , ' , , . I Other Javhawk earned the starting nod at m-i,,^ W( , ek (a „ Saturday , include side linebacker along with an-!KuU er County at Coffeyvillc, other Georgian, sophomore and j Cowley County at Dodge City. Giants In--By Front Door By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS "Fun in 71" was Charlie Fox' slogan for the San Francisco Giants. "It's the year of the Fox," proclaimed Giants' fans. The Giants, after building a huge early-season lead and nearly losing it in a dreadful September slump, put everything together on the final day of the season and clinched the National league's West Division title with a 5-1 victory over the San Diego Padres Thursday night. Fox, in his first season as Giants' manager, was in the midst of a champagne-filled dressing room celebration that had been brewing for more than a week. "I feel wonderful," he said, his uniform dripping with the bubbly stuff the Giants had been carting around in the final hectic clays of the frantic race. Fox said that when the game's last out was made and the Giants surrounded pitcher Juan Marichal on the mound, he felt a thrill he had experienced only once before in his life. "It was the same way I felt when I came back from my second Russian run in the Navy during World War II and saw the Statue of Liberty," he bubbled. One Game Ahead The Giants' victory enabled them to finish one game ahead of the onrushing Ixts Angeles Dodgers, who completed their season with a 2-1 victory over the Houston Astros. "Sure, I'm disappointed that we didn't go all the way," said Dodgers' Manager Walt Alston in the quiet Dodgers' dressing room. The Giants' triumph also sends them into the NL's best- of-five playoff against Pittsburgh, the East Champion, beginning Saturday in San Francisco. The Pirates ended their regular season with a 4-3 victory over Philadelphia Thusday. In other NL finales, New York defeated St. Louis 6-1, Atlanta downed Cincinnati 6-2, and Chicago trimmed Montreal 5-3. I^ate Swoon The Giants, leading the wild West since April 12th, took an "We had the confidence all along, "he said. "We knew we'd get straightened out." Fox was right. The Giants won three of their last four games and hung on for their first title since 1962 Marichal, the high-kicking right-hander and ace of the staff, made sure of it. He held the Padres to five hits, struck out five and had his usual pinpoint control, walking none, in winning his 18th game against 11 losses. Rookie Dave Kingman, filling in for injured Bobby Bonds 8 ',2 -game lead into the final; provided Marichal's major of month of the season but their ifensive support. The 6-6, late swoon, which saw them lose 16 to 23 games, shrank their lead over Los Angeles to one game going into the final day of the campaign. But even in the team's worst stretch, Fox was certain the Giants could win it. Ill They Really Want Is Superior Effort Psych jobs don't always work. Coach Chuck Mills of Utah State says he doesn't use them —that they just confuse his own players. However he did say he'd trade Utah State's blue jersies for red and hope the fans at Nebraska, Saturday, get all mixed up. Most coaches use 'psych' in one way or another. They shame their boys. They tell little fibs about them. They credit opponents with assets they do not have. They recall the horrible defeats heaped on them by this weeks opponent, last year, or ten years ago. Jack Mitchell at K.U. once said the Jays had played so poorly they were a disgrace to the pioneers who settled Kansas. Most coaches have a "bad practice" before a big game. The practice may have been excellent, but the coach wants his opponent of the week to think he won't be ready, and he wants to spur his players to work even harder next day. Coaches talk of how tremendously big their opponent will be, neglecting to add that the big guys may be so slow they'd lose a 40 yard sprint to an elephant on stilts. Tennessee coaches harped all last week on the fact nasty old Auburn had knocked the Vols out of a national championship last year by winning 36-23. That didn't work. Auburn won again last Saturday, 10-9, and may have "done il again." Bear Bryant has been exhorting his Alabama forces all this week to wipe out the stigma of • their 48 -23 loss to Mississippi a year ago. Saturday we'll know how his strategy worked. Quietly at Mississippi, the coaches have been telling their unbeaten squad: "We did it last year and we'll do it again." Sports Results PRO BASKETBALL New York Nets 1)6, Carolina 103 Denver 110, Flo.'idians 10/ Buffalo 116, Detroit 105 New York Knlcks 98, Indianapolis 96 PRO HOCKEY J Philadelphia 3, St. Louis 1 Salt Hawks Take Invitational Here By KENNY WOODARD The Hutchinson Salt Hawks Cross Country team won t h e high school invitational meet at Carey Park, here, Wednesday afternoon, in impressive fashion. The Hawks had a first place total of 40 points. Wichita West was a distant second with 91 and Wichita North was third with 97. Hutchinson's Roger Caldwell and Harold McQueen of Wichita North locked up in a r e a 1 grueling race, with both runners clocked at 9:59 at the end. However, the officials declared McQueen the winner. Tim Mitchell of Hutchinson was third with a time of 10:09. Rounding out the top ten runners were Kelly Cooper, Wichita North, 10:14, Steve Prevco, Wichita North, 10:16, Ted Crank, Hutchinson, 10:18, Gary Kliever, Winfield; 10:20, Joe Gimar, Hutchinson, 10:21, Gene Bircher, Hutchinson, 10:22 and Terry Neufer, Wichita West, 10:23. Other Hutchinson runners that placed in the meet were Craig Hodges, 15th, 10:28; Terry George, 17th, 10:30 and Larry Achilles, 18th, 10:31. The Hutchinson B - team fin- 1 conversions. ished second with a score of 61 points. Wichita West was first with 29 points. Emporia was third with 105, Wichita North fifth with 107 and Campus eighth with 108. The Hawk's Cross Country team will travel to McPherson next Thursday and will run at Wichita Heights on Friday. Nickerson Frosh Defeat Fairfield LANGDON - Allen Philback scored three touchdowns as the Nickerson freshman football team downed Fairfield 34-16 Thursday night. Philback scored his first touchdown on an 18 yard run. His second score came on a 19 yard run. A one yard plunge accounted for his third. Nickerson also got a 44 yard paydirt run from Johnson andj a four yard plunge from Smith to account for the other scores. Fairfield's Clay Truitt threw two touchdown aerials, one of 27 yards to Rocky Gagnebin and a one yard scoring pass to Morrell. Gagnebin ran both two point Dickey Will Start Sunday HOUSTON (AP) - Rookie quarterback Lynn Dickey will start for the Houston Oilers against the New Orleans Saints Sunday in the Astrodome. Oiler coach Ed Hughes nominated Dickey Thursday and at the same time praised his other two signal callers, veteran Charley Johnson and Dan Pastorini, another rookie. "This team has three starters," Hughes said. "I consider each of our quarterbacks a starter. That's the way I will play them. "Dickey will start. He is doing a good job. He know the plays and he is throwing well. We're going to give him a chance to move the club and bring us our first victory. Johnson has started both the Oilers previous games although Dickey and Pastorini have seen action. ! "Dickey and Pastorini are'tops in the league—as the Cubs capable of playing winning foot-!defeated Montreal on Ron San 210-pound right-handed slugger capped a three-run fourth in ning against Dave Roberts with a two-run homer. Tito Fuentes opened the inning with a single and scored on a double off the center field fence bv 40-year-old Willie Mays. The Giants added two runs in the ninth, but they weren't necessary as Marichal had the Padres well under control. The Dodgers. meanwhile, were concentrating on beating the Astros and watching the scoreboard. They had to win— and did. But there was nothing they could do to stop the Giants. Pitched Brilliantly Don Sutton, 17-12, pitched brilliantly for the Dodgers, thwarting the Astros on six hits and six strikeouts. He also scored the winning run when he singled in the seventh, moved to third on a hit by Wills and came home on Bill Buckner's sacrifice fly, breaking a 1-1 deadlock. Pittsburgh tuned up for the playoffs, beating the Phils with the help of Manny Sanguillen's homer and Jackie Hernandez' two-run double. The Mets' Tom Seaver won his 20th game and bettered his league strikeout record for right-handers, fanning 13 for a total of 289, as New York topped St. Louis. Ken Singleton belted two homers for the Mets. Chicago's Ferguson Jenkins registered his 24th victory Hawks Make Final Plans For Winfield The Hutch High Salt Hawks wind up practices today for Saturday night's Ark Valley League clash with the Winfield Vikings. The Hawks have had good practice sessions this week and several lineup changes have been made in order to allow players to concentrate on either offense or defense. defensive captain David Butler.! Highland at Garden City Completing the Hutch dc- ; Pratt at Independence. Buffs Fear Lightning and i KANSAS CITY (AIM - If Colorado lakes extra precautions Saturday, it merely means the Buffs don't want football lightning to strike twice in the same place. The Buffs play Kansas State at Boulder, Colo., in the season's five Big Eight Conference game. Colorado, with glowing large and a very physical team," Crowdcr concludes. "Their defense is super." He attributes the Buffs' success so far to three things: "Their maturity, great ambition, and I'm staying off their backs." Nebraska isn't expected to have much trouble with Utah State. Coach Bob Devaney was disappointed in the Corn- victories over Louisiana State I huskers' offense in last week's Kevin Bleything sidelined for the season. ball," Hughes said He said Johnson "needs no vote of confidence from me." "If everybody gave as much of themselves as Charley we wouldn't have to worry about where the team will end up," he said. to's runscoring single and Jim Hickman's two-run double in the ninth. Jim Breazeal's first major league homer triggered a six- run Atlanta seventh inning ral- The team did get some bad news Thursday when it was announced that linebacker Kevin Bleything, a senior, will be lost for the season. Bleything has a lower back injury and was advised by his doctor not to participate in any more sports this year. "Kevin has seen a lot of action for us the last two years," said Coach Glenn Percy, "We sure hate to lose him. He's a fine young man." The Hawks hope for dry weather Saturday night so they can crank up their passing game. They have passed just 21 times total in the first three games and Coach Percy feels a good aerial game is necessary in order to balance the offensive attack. Winfield will come into the game with a 1-2 record while the and Ohio State, is 3-0 and ranked sixth in the nation. Kansas State is 2-1 and unranked. Just a year ago, Colorado was riding high. The Buffs had snapped I'enn State's 31-game winning feated. when they laced the Wildcats Hint day, too. Kansas State won 21-20. Five other Big Fight teams play Salnrdav in non-conference tests. Top-ranked Nebraska, at home for (he fourth straight week, tackles Utah State. Both teams are unbeaten and have 3-0 records. Utah State holds a 10-7 decision over Kansas State. Sooners Arc 2-0 Oklahoma, ranked No. 8, turns its offensive wrath loose on Southern California at Norman, Okla. The Sooners are 2-0. Three other clubs are on the road, Iowa State at Kent State, Kansas at Minnesota and Missouri it, Army. Oklahoma State is idle. Kansas State Coach Vince Gibson has already served notice his team isn't overawed by Colorado's surprising showing to date and (hat the Wildcats are ready for Saturday's fireworks. "Our kids are not afraid of Colorado," Gibson says. "We beat, 'em last year." Gibson fears Colorado's passing game which has averaged more than 100 yards a game and says he thinks "we can do a decent job of stopping Colorado's running game" which is second only to Oklahoma in the conference and has averaged 34-7 triumph over Texas A&M. the Huskers got four of their five touchdowns on big plays such as Johnny Rodgers' 98- yard kiekoff return. Even the plavers were dis- streak and were unde-jturbed about Nebraska's failure hey were ranked sixth: to go on long touchdown marches and discuss, the situation in the dressing room, prompting Devaney to quip: "Al some stages, they arc better talkers than players. We may make some of them into orators." Coach Carl DePasqua of Pittsburgh, fhra r hed by Oklahoma 55-29 last week, says the Sooner team that battles Southern Cal Saturday "has the most explosive and the best offensive machine I've ever seen. Jack Mildren's pitches are just fantastic." Dream Backfield Sooner Coach Churck Fairbanks, disappointed over Okla- h o m a ' s defensive showing against Pitt, thinks "it's possible for us to be; No. I." He regards the current team, with Mildren, Joe Wylie. Greg Pruitt tournament no team has for parents. j ct> :' jc tcd for a hole-in-one. Juco games| Prevj()UR w i nners can p ] ay< I but cannot win the Wilson trop- 1 phv a second time. Previous winners were: I960 Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Chalfant: 1961 — Frank Ha-ts: 19fi2 - E. E. Thayers: 1963 — Bill Klines: 1964 — Bill Fergusons; 1965 - L. L. McCormicks: 196G - Charles Rayls: 1967 — Lyle F 'U 's; 1968 — John Parkers; 1969 — Plverett Snowbargers; 1970 — Lee Raineys. Pairings tee assignment' and handicaps for the nine hole first round. Sunday, bv Pro n,, irl n s Craig, as follows: Top 1 John Parkers, 3, and Ken Hed- rlrfcs, 7. 2 J.ick Comes, 7, and John Rimmers, 9. 3-W. C. Rayls. 8, and Jack Perkins'. 1. •I-Rooor Joyces, 9, and Ralph Albertsons, 9. 5-Charlos Benscheldts, 9, and J. H. Janzens, 10. 6— Lee Raineys, II, and Eldon Austins, 12. 7—Clinton Lorenzs, 15, and Jud Dur- ners, 19. 8—Al Fitles, 7, and L. L McCormicks, 7. 9~Dlck Hamlltons, 7, and N. C. Bos'. 7. I-A-Sabln Edgerles, ft, and Phil Johnsons, 9. 2-A— Bill Duttons, 9, and Robert Morrisons, 9. 5 A—Lyle Foys, 9. and Bill Fergusons, 7. 7-A--Nelson Morgans, 12, and H. R. Has- k.ircis, 13. 8 A— H. II. Holllnqsworths, 12, and Don Robinsons, 14. Four Teams Undefeated Ilalstead and Haven boys. Union Valley and Haven girls remained unbeaten after Thursday's round of play in the Central Sunflower Grade softball league. Haven won both boys and girls contests from South Hutchinson at Haven. Greg Baldauf pitched a four hitter and hit two doubles as Haven won the boys game, 4-1. Max McMillian blasted a two run homer for winners. Haven boys are now 3-0. and l>eon Cross white virtually dream backfield, is without question the best he has had at Oklahoma. Southern Cal has lost only to unbeaten Alabama 17-10 in three starts and hasn't given up a point since the first half of the Crimson Tide opener. Iowa State, 2-0, breezed by New Mexico 44-20 last week with George Amundson having his greatest game and should have another easy time against Kent State. Kansas, 2-1. will play Min- 332 yards a game. Kansas State < nesota without star defensive ly that carried the Braves past Salt Hawks are 2-1, but 0-1 in Cincinnati. Ark Valley League play. lead? the league in rushing defense, holding its three opponents to an average of 42.7 yards. Eddie Crowder, the Colorado coach, has spent the week thinking about that Wildcat defense. "They are extremely end Eddie Sheats, who has an ankle injury that also sidelined him in last week's 30-7 loss to Florida State. Sophomore Delvin Williams will be Kansas' No. 1 running back against the Gophers, 1-2, and Bob Bruegging will be at wingback. Haven girls, also 3-0, scored 11 runs in the first inning and went on to defeat South Hutchinson girls, 14-2. Jeannine Franks hit a two run homer in Haven's big inning. Halstead boys and girls also won, in games with Buhler at Halstead. Halstead boys racked their fourth win, 4-0 and knocked Buhler from unbeaten ranks behind the five hit shutout pitching of Mark Talbott. Halstead Girls, now 2-2, won 13-5. Heavy hitting featured the games at Union Valley where Nickerson boys won 7-5 for their first victory and Union Valley girls won 16-13 for a 3-0 record. Mark Richardson hit a three run homer for Union Valley boys. Cline hit a three run homer and King a two - score blast for Nickerson. L y n n e Powell of Union Valley and Roetka of Nickerson hit three- run homers in the girls' game. It Was A Year Ago That Tragedy Hit Wichita State WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - The first bulletin on the wire gave no hint of the awfulness which had engulfed Wichita State University. It read like most other initial reports from airline crash scenes: "IDAHO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A twin-engine plane crashed in flames near the Loveland ski basin early this afternoon, the Federal Aviation Agency said. Details were not available immediately." Within minutes, another bulletin struck home with the tragic news: "SILVER PLUME. Colo, fAP) - The Colorado State Patrol said a twin - engine plane, br-iieved to b:> carrying the Wichita State University football learn, crashed and burned near the base of Loveland Pass Friday afternoon. It was not immediately clear whether there were survivors." As accounts unfolded from that point, impact of the tragedy deepened grief in this city of more than a quarter of a million and on the campus of Wichita State, northeast of the business section. First Friday It was the first Friday afternoon of October one year ago. It was a bright, sunshiny day and state football fans were making plans for Colorado's invasion of Kansas State for the Big Eight Conference opener and for Kansas' last non-conference outing • against New Mexico at Lawrence. Wichita State, the state's third school playing major college football, was flying to 1»- gan, Utah, for a Saturday game with Utah State. Half the team — the starting half — as well as head coach Ben Wilson, athletic director Bert Katzenmeyer, other WSU officials and some fans accompanying the team, never made it. The plane carrying the WSU regulars crashed in the Colorado Rockies just west of Denver. Thirty-one persons died in the crash or of injuries soon after. Nine survived the crash — the co-pilot and eight players. Seared In Emotion The scene at Wichita State's athletic offices in the field house was seared in emotion. Secretaries wept. Relatives and acquaintances came to learn the latest word on survivors, or tearfully telephoned. Doug I,ewis, a university public relations man, provided a flow of information — all he could glean from Max Schaible, the university's head informa­ tion man who had gone to Colorado to assist on that end. Lewis' bloodshot eyes told the story of how deeply the university had been wounded. The doleful process of identifying bodies continued through the night. At dawn, a single, long black streamer was hoisted to half mast on the flagpole at Cessna Stadium — only physical evidence of the tragedy which had struck the metropolitan university. Sunday, the university will hold a memorial service in an amphitheater on campus. It is being held on Sunday so members of the 1971 football team, which plays Southern Illinois at Carbondale, III., Saturday night, can attend. Only visible sign of the tragedy which shrouded Wichita State a year ago is the round field house on the northwest corner of the campus. There, in a trophy case in the lobby just outside the football coaches' offices, are drawings of the faces of the 14 players who lost their lives and Coach Wilson. The Names The names are there — Marvin Brown, Solomon, Kan.; Don Christian, Duncan, Okla.; John Duren, Oklahoma City; Ron Johnson, Kansas City; Randy Keisau, Clinton, Okla.; Mai Kimmel, St. Genevieve, Mo.; Carl Krueger, Chicago; Steve Moore, Derby, Kan.; Tom Owen, Temple Terrace, Fla.; Gene Robinson, Dayton, Ohio; Tom Shedder, Oklahoma City; Richard Stines, Kansas City, Kan.; John Taylor, Sherman, Tex,, and Jack Vetter, McPherson, Kan. Otherwise, only an occasional reference to "the crash" is made in the Wheatrhockcrs' 1971 football press brochure. Cessna Stadium, Wichita State's sparkling new concrete and steel stadium adjacent to the field house, has green grass growing on the embankments around the two end zones now. A year ago, the banks were barren of grass in the wake of the completion of construction. Program Rebirth Perhaps the grass symbolizes the rebirth of Wichita State's football program from the ashes of that burned airplane wreckage on a Colorado mountainside a year ago. The Wheatshockers won their first football game in nearly two years last Saturday, edging Trinity University of Texas 148. The Shockers are rebuilding this year with only two of the crash survivors playing. Running back Randy Jackson and defensive end John Hoheisel are playing, but six other survivors had too severe injuries to resume — Bob Renner, Dave Lewis, Keith Morrison, Mike Bruce, Glenn Kostal and Rick Stephens. Renner and Lewis tried to play this fall and had to quit because of battered legs. It was a bitter disappointment for Renner, former starting quarterback. "It was so much fun going out there and playing," Renner said. "Our bunch was the first to play in this stadium. We used to sit down on the edge of the field and think how beautiful it is. "We sweated and worked together. Now, I just can't do a darn thing. It really hurts. Too many guys worked and sweated here to see it all go to waste. We've got to keep the feeling alive."

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