The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on October 1, 1971 · Page 66
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Hutchinson, Kansas
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Friday, October 1, 1971
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SPORTANGLES Fred Meudell Dragons Face Fort Scott Here Tonight They laughed when he • s a I down 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' offensive 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 and 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 biitzing at all. Then in the fourth quarter, Gibson sent Larry Frey into the fray. Frcy, a sophomore, carried 17 times for 70 yards. He took a lot of pressure off Todcl Starks Tulsa quarterback, who began hitting his receivers. Tulsa scored one touchodown on a Todd pass and Sam Henry con verted. Tulsa scored two, and again got the conversion Then Todd hit Starks with a 21-yard screen pass for a third touch down. Henry's third boot was good and Tulsa won the footbal game, 21-20 for what Gibson called "the greatest victory ii Tulsa history." Gibson admitted the "blitz 1 talk was just a pysch job 01 Ferguson. All They Really Want Is Superior Effort Psych jobs don't always work Coach Chuck MiJls of Utah Stale says he doesn't use then —that they just confuse his own players. However he did say he'c trade Utah State's blue jersies for red and hope the fans at Ne braska, Saturday, get all mixec 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. Thsy recall the horrible defeats heaped on them by this weeks opponent, last year, or ten years ago. Jack Mitchell at K.U. o n c i said the Jays had played sc poorly they were a disgrace t the pioneers who settled Kan 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 they'll be underdogs when the defending national champion and currently No. 1 ranked Foil Scott Greyhounds come to town for Hutch's Homecoming game, beginning at 8 p.m. The Greyhounds are perking long with 3-0 record and have een dishing out plenty of point unishment to their first three pponents. 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 JJC champkonship this season, a win over the Greyhounds is a must. Hutchinson's last outing, an 0- sas. Most coaches have a "bac practice" before a big game The practice may have been ex cellent, but the coach wants hi opponent of the week to thin he won't be ready, and he want to spur his players to work eve harder next day, Coaches talk of how tre mendously big their opponen will be, neglecting to add tha the big guys may be so slov they'd lose a 40 yard sprint t an elephant on stilts. Tennessee coaches harped a last week on the fact nasty ol Auburn had knocked the Vol out of a national championshi last year by winning 36-23. Tha didn't work. Auburn won agai last Saturday, 10-9, and m a have "done it again." Bear Bryant has been exhor ing his Alabama forces all thi 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." 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 individual is running back Tommy Reamon who was the national back of the year in 197fl. Raamon has not slacked off in 1971. In the first three games, the 190 - Ib. speedster has rushed for a whopping 653 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 three touch'Viwns in three games with Tom Ruanc, a freshman, his top receiver. Ruan-} has 2!)0 yards. 20 catches for 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. Kirby Kilt, a freshman from Wauncla, Neb., will join soph Steve Dutlon at defensive back with Spencer Thomas moving back to safety. Terry King, recovered from an ankle injury, will be at corner averaging more than 100 yardsjback along with freshman Dav- pcr game, and soph Keck Kim- id White. 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 guards, Dale Haselhorst and oil her Harrison or John at tackles and Randy Amerine at center. Albright Page 13 The Hutchinson News Friday, October 1,1971 will be at quarter- Albert O'Bryant Hutchinson, meanwhile, is hoping for a dry field in order to get a more balanced offensive attack underway. The Dragon running game will be keyed by freshman Don Klos, Vance Randies Albert O'Bryant, a freshman from Fort Valley, Ga., has earned the starling nod at inside linebacker along with an- back, Klos at running back. Bryan Brunswig at fullback, and Danny McClure and Ruanc at wide receivers. Busy Day Friday night's game will climax a busy schedule of Paren!s' Day and Homecoming ac- li vines. The Homecoming Queen will be crowned at halftime. A special reserved section will be set aside for parents. Other Jayhawk Juco games this week (all Saturday) include Butler County at Coffcyvillc, Ross Wilson Tourney Set The llth annual Ross Wilson Troihy golf tournament for husband-wife teams will open with a shot-gun start at 10 a.m. Sunday. The final round will be played at 10 a m. Sunday, Oct. other Georgian, sophomore and Cowlcy County at Dodge City, defensive captain David Butler. Highland at Garden City and Completing the Hutch de-] Pratt at Independence. Giants In--By Front Door By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS "Fun in 71" was Charlie Fox' logan for the San Francisco jiants. "It's the year of the Fox," reclaimed Giants' fans. The Giants, after building a uge early-season lead and iearly losing it in a dreadful leplember slump, put every- hing together on the final day f the season and clinched the National League's West Divi- ion title with a 5-1 victory over he 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 lad been brewing for more han a week. "I feel wonder- ul," he said, his uniform dripp- ng with the bubbly stuff the Hants had been carting around in the final hectic days 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 Los 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 regu- ar 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. Late 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 hils, -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, Hawks Make Final Plans For Winficld Tits Hutch High Salt Hawks vind up practices today for Sal- irday night's Ark Valley League clash wilh the Winfield Vikings. The Hawks have had good >raclice sessions this week and several lineup changes have been made in order to allow )layers to concentrate on either offense or defense. B'/i-game lead into the final jprovided Marichal's major of- month of the season but their ifenrive 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. Salt Hawks Take Invitational Here By KENNY WOODARD The Hutchinson Salt Hawks "ross Country team won t h e high school invitational meet at Carey Park, here, Wednesday afternoon, in impressive 'ashion. 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. Hulchinson's Roger Caldwell and Harold McQueen of Wich- ila North locked up in a r e a 1 [fueling 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- 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 Fail-field 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 and 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 conversions. Dickey Will Start Sunday HOUSTON (AP) — Rookie quarterback Lynn Dickey will start for the Houston Oilers against the New Orleans Saints Sunday in Ihe Aslrodome. Oiler coach Ed Hughes nominated Dickey Thursday and at the same time praised his other two signal callers, veteran Charley Johnson and Dan Pas- lorini, 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. 210-pound right-handed slugger capped a three-run fourth inning 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 by 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 hit* 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 will the help of Manny Sanguillen': 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— "Dickey and Pastorini are!tops in the league—as the Cubs capable of playing winning football," 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. defeated Montreal on Ron San 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 ly that carried the Braves pasi Cincinnati. Buffs Fear Lightning Kevin Bleything . . . sidelined for the season. 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 gooc aerial game is necessary in order to balance the offensive attack. Winfield will come into the game with a 1-2 record while the Salt Hawks are 2-1, but 0-1 in Ark Valley League play. KANSAS CITY Colorado takes (AP) - If extra precautions Saturday, it merely means the Buffs don't want football lightning to strike twice n the same place. The Buffs play Kansas State at Boulder, Colo., in the season's five Big Eight Conference ;ame. Colorado, with glowing victories over Louisiana Stale and Ohio State, is 3-0 and ranked sixth in the nation. Kansas Stale is 2-1 and unrankcd. Just a year a.go, Colorado was riding high. The Buffs had snapped Penn Stale's 31-game winning streak and were undefeated. They were ranked sixtli whan they faced the Wildcats that day, loo. Kansas Stale won 21-20. Five other Big Eight, teams play Saturday in non-conference tests. Top-ranked Nebraska, at home for the fourth straight week, tackles Utah State. Both teams are unbeaten and have 3-0 records. Utah State holds a 10-7 decision over Kansas Stale. Sooners Arc 2-0 Oklahoma, ranked No. 8 arge and a very physical earn," Crowdcr concludes. 'Their defense is super." He attributes the Buffs' success so 'ar to three things: "Their ma- ,urity, great ambilion, and I'm slaying off their backs." Nebraska isn't expected to lave much trouble with Utah lurns its offensive wrath loose on Southern California at Norman, Okla. The Sooners are 2-0 Three other clubs are on the road, Iowa Slate al Kenl State Kansas at Minnesota and Missouri at Army. Oklahoma Slate is idle. Kansas Stale Coach Vincc Gibbon has already served no lice his learn isn'l overawed by Colorado's surprising showing, to date and thai 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 ilale. Coach Bob Devaney was lisappoinled in the Corn- luskers' offense in last week's !4-7 triumph over Texas A&M. ho Huskers got four of their 'ive touchdowns on big plays such as Johnny Rodgers' 98- yard kickoff return. Even the players were disturbed about Nebraska's failure to go on 'long touchdown marches and discuss the silualion in Ihe dressing room, prompting Dcvancy to quip: "At some stages, they are better talkers than players. We may make some of them into orators." Coach Carl DePasqua of Pittsburgh, 'thrashed by Oklahoma 55-29 last week, says the Sooner team lhat 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 Backficld Sooner Coach Churck Fair- 0. The tournament was started 1960. by Ross Wilson, then ;he Prairie Dunes professional. Husband wife teams get points for bogeys, pars, birdies and a big bonus for a hole-in^ one. In the first ten years of the tournament no team has co! : <3cled for a hole-in-one. Previous winners can play, but cannot win the Wilson trop- phv a second time. Previous winners were: 1960 — Mr. and M^s. M. E. Chalfanl: 1961 — Frank Harts; 1962 - E. E. Thayers: 1963 — Bill Klines; 1964 — Bill Fergusons; 1965 - L. L. McCormicks; 1966 — Charles Rayls: 1967 — Lyle Foys; 1968 — John Parkers; 1969 — Everett Snowbargers; 1970 — Lee Raineys. Pairings tee assignment'and j handicaps for the nine hole I first round, Sunday, by Pro ! f ' Vi> irlns Craig, as follows: i TOR 1—John Parkers, 3, and Ken Hed- rlcks, 7. 2—Jiick Comes, 7, and John Rlmmers, 9. 3—W. C. Rayls, 8, and Jack Perkins', 9. •I—Roger Joyces, 1, and Ralph Albertsons, 9. 5—Charles Benscheldts, 9, and J. H. Janzens, 10. 6—Lee Raineys, 11, and Eldon Austins, 12. 7—Clinton Lorenzs, 15, and Jud Dur- ners, 19. 8—Al Fiffes, 7, and L. L. McCormicks, 7. 9—Dick Hamlllons, 7, and N. C. Bos', 7. banks, disappoinled over Okla- h o m a ' s defensive showing against Pitt, thinks "it's possible for us to bs No. I." He regards the current team, with Mildren, Joe Wylie, Greg Pruitt and Leon Crosswhile virtually a dream backfield, is without question the besl he has had at Oklahoma. Southern Cal has lost only to unbeaten Alabama 17-10 in three starls and hasn'l given up a point since the first half of the Crimson Tide opener. Iowa Stale, 2-0, breezed by New Mexico 44-20 last week wilh George Amundson having his grealest game and should have another easy time against Kent State. Kansas, 2-1, will play Min- 332 yards a game. Kansas State mesola without star defensive end Eddie Sheats, who has an ankle injury lhat also sidelined him in last week's 30-7 loss to lead? the league in rushing defense, holding ils Ihree opponents to an average of 42.7 yards. Eddie Crowder, the Colorado coach, has spent Ihe week thinking about that Wildcat defense. "They are extremely Florida Stale. Sophomore Delvin Williams will be Kansas' No. 1 running back againsl the Gophers, 1-2, and Bob Bruegging will be at wingback. l-A—Sabin Edgerles, 8, and Phil Johnsons, 9. 2-A—Bill Dultons, 9, and Robert Morrisons, 9. 5-A—Lyle Foys, 9, and Bill Fergusons, 7. 7-A—Nelson Morgans, 12, and H. R. Has- karc's, 13. 8-A—H. H. Holllngsworths, 12, and Don Robinsons, 14. Four Teams Undefeated Halsteacl 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 Hutcbinson 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. 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 Mickerson boys won 7-5 for their first victory and Union Valley jirls won 16-13 for a 3-0 record, vlark Richardson hit a three run homer for Union Valley K>ys. Cline hit a three run lomer and King a two - score Dlast for Nickerson. L y n n e °owell 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 Sports Results PRO BASKETBALL New York Nets 116, Carolina 103 Denver 110, Floriclians 107 Butlalo 116, Detroit 105 New York Knlcks 98, Indianapolis 96 PRO HOCKEY Philadelphia 3, St. Louis 1 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. (AP) — The Colorado State Patrol said a twin - engine plane, believed to bs carrying the Wichita State University football team, 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, impacl 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 stale's third school playing major college football, was flying to lx>- gan, Utah, for a Saturday game with Utah State. Half the team — the starting half — as well as head coach Ben Wilson, athletic director Berl 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 hou?e was seared in emotion. Secretaries wept. Relatives and acquaintances came to learn the latest word on survivors, or tearfully telephoned. Doug Lewis, a university public relations man, provided a flow of information — all he could glean from Max Schaible, the university's hea.d 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 Ihe 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 Carbondalc, 111., Saturday night, can attend. Only visible sign of the tragedy which shrouded Wichita Slate a year ago is the round field house on the northwest corner of the campus. There, in a trophy case in the lobby jusl 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 Vetler, McPherson, Kan. Otherwise, only an occasional reference to "the crash" is made in the Wheatrhockers' 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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