The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 15, 1968 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 15, 1968
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"They Just Come At You" Cannon Bart's Mind, Don's Toe Do The Damage By HAL BOCK Associated Press Sports Writer MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — Professional football's second Super Bowl is history and Green Bay's old pro Packers are still on top of the hill. The Packers methodically destroyed the upstart Oakland Raiders 33-14 Sunday with Bart Starr's brilliant play-calling and Don Chandler's educated toe doing the bulk of the work. The victory was a study in balance for the Packers, who got solid defense to go with Starr's ball-control offense. 'Someone asked Coach Vince Lombardi who would get the game bail and the Packer leader responded with his famous toothy grin. "The game ball?" Lombard! laughed..' I got it, and it's right over there," he said, nodding at the sterling silver football that COURIER NEWS PAOE EIGHT Monday. January 15, 1968 BART STARR sits atop the trophy emblematic of football's world championship. 'Tie game started as if the Packers would breeze and when it, finished, they had. Chandler kicked field goals from 39 and 20 yards out and then Starr and Boyd Dowler combined for a 62-yard scoring pass in the second quarter and a 13-0 Green Bay lead. !Dowler caught Starr's pass over the middle at the Oakland 85 and outran Rpdger Bird to score. He later revealed that he was a secondary receiver on the an inside." With the Raiders .seemingly ready to be finished off, the Packers let them off the hook. play. "Carroll Dale was the primary man on the other side," Dowler said. But the Raiders were blitzing on the play and that made the difference. "When Oakland came with the blitz," said Starr, "it meant there was single coverage on Boyd. He beat Kent McClough- Daryle Lamonica finally got Oakland's offense moving and hit Bill Miller with a 23-yard scoring pass. "It was typical of the way we've played all year," said Lombardi. "We got a 13-or 14- point lead and then we go on vacation." The Raiders seemed ready for more late in the first half when Donny Anderson punted and Bird called for a fair catch. But he dropped the ball and rookie Dick Capp, added to the Packer roster in midweek, recovered 'or Green Bay. Although they were trailing the Raiders were far from discouraged. "We had complete confidence at halftime," said Coach John Rauch. "We'd come back like that often during the season before." But the Raiders hadn't played the Packers before. Green Bay kept the pressure on and soon it was 23-7 on Anderson's two-yard plunge. Starr Keyed the 82-yard drive when he Slit veteran Max McGee, the hero of last year's Super Bowl, with a 35-yard pass in a third- and-inches situation at the Green Bay 40. McGee, 35, who announced his retirement after the game, said, "It will cost $43.50 to replace,' he said, "but I think I can af ford it." ua VINCE LOMBARD! Three plays later, with just six seconds left in the half, Chandler kicked his third field ;oal — this one from the 43. 'That was the one we wanted," he balding, 33-year-old place- kicker said...,.' It meant a nine- point halflime lead instead of DON CHANDLER Confidence, Chipping Johnny Victory Give By ROBERT MYERS Associated Press Sports Writer PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) —• The first time Johnny Pott played the 15th hole at Pebble Beach Sunday he won confidence. .'.'lie second time he won $16,000 and victory in the Bing Crosby Golf Tournament. His 25-foot chip for a birdie was the money shot but he thought a blast out of the sand an hour earlier and 10 feet away was better. "1 hit a good chip," said tl happy 32-year-old from Broa water Beach, Miss., after whip ping Billy Casper and Bruc Devlin in a sudden-death plaj off. "But the shot out of th WEN3EN, Switzerland (AP -f Strong performances unde; trying conditions by Spider Sa bich and Billy Kidd have lifted U.S. Olympic ski hopes in the latest of a series of internationa tests preparatory to the Winter Games. "Sabich, of Kyburz, Calif., and Kidd, of Stowe, Vt., placed eighth and 10th, respectively, in Sunday's Auberhorn special slalom, won by Dumeng Giovanoli of Switzerland on a 66-gate course made treacherous by pouring rain and a sharp rise in temperature. !"Rick Chaffe of Rutland, Vt.. finished 36th in the event but five other Americans — and French sensation Jean Claude Killy — were among 42 entrants disqualified after falling or missing gales. -Kidd, timed in 1:58.75 in the special slalom, placed sixth in the combined standings, which included Saturday's downhill race. Sabfch was seventh in combined points after clocking 1:58.54 in Sunday's race. Austria's Gerhard Nenning, the downhill winner, captured the oVer-all title. sand On the 15th was a great shot." Pott—if they had held a vote- would have won the ' most unlikely to make a playoff" plaque after 10 holes of the final day of Bing's $104,500 clambake. He had blown a three-stroke lead at the start of Sunday's play and was four strokes down to Casper and three to Devlin. "I never did get dejected,' Pott said. "I wasn't doing anything right but anything can happen." * * + It did. After four bogeys through 10, John said he began to get the feeling. On 12, he sank a 12-fooler for a birdie—"the first thing I'd really done right all day." Then came No. 15-the later scene of his playoff—and he hit his second shot into a trap alongside the green. College Soph Month's Best LITTLE ROCK (AP)-Larry Ducksworth, the 6-foot-8 Henderson sophomore who averaged 22 wints a game during 11 basket- all games in December, has >een named Arkansas' top amateur athlete for that month. Harding distance runner Jim Crawford was second in the bal- oting of a panel of Arkansas 3orterswriters who select re- pients for the Charles T. Mey- j 1 Foundation Award. Crawford won the AAU state r oss-c6untry meet and placed rst in an indoor mile race at lonroe, La. University of Arkansas quar- rback Ronnie SoutJi. who completed 10 of his 15 passes in the Blue-Gray football game, including two for touchdowns, finished third. Others receiving votes were the Little Rock Central High School basketball team, Central's Jerry Schmidt, Arkansas freshman Donnie Watto, Weiner High School's Phil H- Harding's George Frazier and Arkansas' James Confidence regained, I birdied 16 and 17' and can- home with a four-day score 285, equal to Casper and Devli Pott and his playoff mat went back to friendly 15, fir hole of the sudden death. 0 their second shots, Gasp knocked his ball six feet fro. the pin, Devlin was 50 feet awa on the edge of the green an Pott, with an 8-iron, was in little ridge of fringe grass to U right—a couple of club lengtl from Johnny's earlier "grea shot." "I had a pretty good feelin ... I thought I might make it, he said. Casper missed his six-foote and Pott, smiling his best toot] some smile, was a tournamen champion for the first tim since 1963. * * * He also got $2,700 for winnin Jie pro-amateur title with par: ner Virgil Sherrill, a New Yor stockbroker. They had a four day best-ball total of 253, four strokes ahead of Casper an amateur Bob Dickson. Casper and Devlin split th second and third pro divisioi money for $7,800 apiece. Pott, who led the tournamen after the second and thin rounds—playing Pebble Beach Cypress Point and freacherou Spyglass Hill-saw his putter fail him on the opening hole Sunday. He three-putted two holes am overshot the green on another to make (be nine-hole turn three- over par for the day. Pott also three-putted the I0th. Casper put together three birdies on the front nine to whiz past Pott—be trailed Johnny by three going into the round—and birdied 10 to all but seal Pott. Then Billy's putter began to fail. In five holes on the back aide he missed birdie putts. Devlin had started three strokes back of Pott Sunday in the first tournament of his come- luck effort after a disastrous 1967. He passed Johnny and built a one-stroke margin over Casper until he overshot (he 15th green and look a bogey. "The old man couldn't quit without catching just one more. This is it. I'm retired as of now and, no, he won't talk me out of it this time. McGee also said he was quitting after the Packers' 35-10 Super Bowl victory over Kansas City last year. But Lombardi convinced him to return this season. Chandler's fourth field goal ol the game, with two seconds left in the period, made it 26-7. The 31-yarder hit the cross bar going over. Now the Raiders had to open it up — and Green Bay was waiting. Herb Adderley picked off Lamoniea's pass and raced 60 yards for a fourth quarter TD. When Lamonica hit Miller for his second score of the game, it was much too little, much too late. "The Packers never change," said Billy Cannon, the Raiders' tight end. "The" ; ust come at you and beat you." ' "It was a day of learning," said Lamonica, who completed 15 of 34 for 208 yards compared to Starr's 13 for 24 for 202. "We're a good, young ball club. We'll be back." Lombardi refused to compare this year's Green Bay team with some of his others. "I will say tSiis," he said. "The history of the Packers is in the future, as great as it has been in the past." Lombardi, rumored ready to give up coaching, didn't say whether he would be a part of that future. "It would be foolish j for me to try to make any kind t of decision at this time. I'm going to take about three days off and do absolutely nothing. What I think I will do is give Vince Lombardi a good, hard look." Winning was worth $15,000 to each Packer while each losing Raider took home $7,500. Ben Wilson, Green Bay's hard-running fullback, made a bit less than his teammates though. Wilson lost a contact lens in the final moments of the game. Fall Kills Hockey Pro ST. PAUL- MINNEAPOLIS (AP)-Bill Masterton, a profes sional hockey player with the Minnesota North Stars of the National Hockey League, died early today of a massive internal brain injury. Masterton had been injured when he fell hard to the ice Saturday night in a game against the Oakland Seals. Death came at 1:55 a.m., in Fairview-Southdale Hospital in suburban Edina. Two neuro-surgebns were among five doctors in attendance administering to the 29- year-old Winnipeg, Man., native. A club spokesman said that no operation had been performed. Masterton's death is the first in the 51-year history of the Na- SPORTS CITY rises on outskirts of Grenoble, France/where Winter Olympics wffl be conducted. Competitors will Uve in village for duration of gam's. Raiders Promise They Will Be Back Again By BEN FUNK ssociated Press Sports Writer MIAMI (AP) - The Green ay Packers still are the cham- ons of all pro football, but the mencan ained six i'League. The Packers beat the AFL champion Oakland Raiders 3314, falling six points short of their 35-10 margin last year over the Kansas City Chiefs in — —„—.., „„„ *..„ uv c i uic itmiscta vity ujlc Football League | the first Super Bowl game, points Sunday in its I But if it still is unable to in Minnesota's 2-2 tie with Oak-! land. Reports by sports writers covering the game conflict on what happened. But Masterton somehow slipped or had his feet knocked out from under him in a high-sticking crowd of players about 25 feet in front of the Oakland goal. Masterton fell backwards, the back of his head slamming against the ice. He was taken Tom the ice on a stretcher, his head bleeding profusely, and was rushed to the hospital. His parents had been summoned from Winnipeg, and were at his side. He also is sur- vivde by his widow, Carol, a son, 3, a daughter, 1, and a brother. dnvet 0 catchu P withtheolder [ma tc h the NFL in talent and Nationall experience, the AFL hopes the JOHN RAUCH time will come soon. "We'll be back," said Raider quarterback Daryle Lamonica, who matched the Packers in offensive touchdowns .by throwing for two to Bill Miller. We're a good young ball club. We can develop into a team like the Packers." "We were ready for them," shouted Packer Coach Vince Lombard!. ,Bul he added that Oakland "is a good team and well coached." Lombard! refused to compare the Raiders with last year's Kansas City team, but defensive end Willie Davis said he felt Oakland was a better over-all club. "Kansas City was more of a wide-open offensive team," said Packer Nitschke, linebacker 'and perhaps Ray more,, explosive. Oakland is strictly'' the kind of team that will nickel and dime you to keep moving." ^' Coach Johnny Rauch said his,' Raiders were unawed by the'.' supermen reputations of the,'! Packers and ' we had complete . confidence at halftime. But we- made too- many mistakes and" lost our momentum." He blamed the loss on a -. breakdown in Oakland pass cov- „ erage, particularly on a 62-yard^; scoring shot from Bart Starr to ' Boyd Dowler, and on Green , Bay's defense against Oakland sweeps. .j "Nothing the Packers did as--.;, tonished us," Rauch said. "• "Nothing Starr did surprised us.,;. They played the game we ex« ?, pected. We thought their d& f fense would be tough, and it was. We knew it would be hard for us to put many points on tin ^ board. "Lamonica deserves a lot of ; credit. He realizes he's got a lot " to learn. We all do. But we'll reach their strength shortly. , Wildcats Top SLC By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Abilene Christian has become —for the moment at least—the Snderella team of the .Southand Conference. The Wildcats moved into first place with a perfect 2-0 loop •ecord Saturday night when they took a 79-76 victory over Trinity, ranked seventh in last week's Associated Press small college poll. The loss left Trinity with a 1-1 conference mark and put the Tigers into a second-place tie with Arkansas State and Lamar ' 'ech. Texas at Arlington brings p the rear rank of the five- member leaguewith a 2-0 loop mark. In other conference games ast week, Trinity threshed Tex- s-Arlington 102-95 and Lamar ech humiliated Arkansas State 2-64. A scheduled game be- iveen Abilene Christian and rkansas State was postponed ecause of weather and will be layed next month. In non - conference outings, amar Tech dropped two games i sing 83-65 to Texas-El Paw and 104-88 to McNeese Stato. 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