The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 27, 1986 · Page 9
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Sports The Salina Journal Monday, January 27,1986 Page 9 Bears batter Pats Famed Chicago defense Super as ever By DAVE GOLDBERG AP Football Writer NEW ORLEANS - The Chicago Bears carved their black and blue initals next to the great teams in NFL history Sunday by turning their "46" defense into a "46" offense. Scorned by the purists who insisted they would have to win a Super Bowl to be considered a great team, the Related Stories, Page 11 Bears did just that in overpowering fashion, demolishing New England 46-10 in Super Bowl XX and forcing the Patriots' offense into retreat. It was the Bears' 18th victory in 19 games and marked the third time they had scored more than 40 points against teams with 10 victories or more. The 46 points were,the most ever scored in a Super Bowl and the margin of victory was the largest ever. "The Monsters of the Midway have really returned," Commissioner Pete Rozelle said, in presenting the championship trophy. "In one respect it's probably well that you won because otherwise the person who founded this league, George Halas, might have come back and taken this league away from us." "We can get a litle better, we can score a few more points on offense," said Bears coach Mike Ditka, a tight end on Chicago's last championship team — the original Monsters of The SUPER BOWL XX CHICAGO BEARS 46. NEW ENG. PATRIOTS 10 Chi NE First downs 23 12 Rushes-yards 49-167 11-7 Passing 241 116 Return Yards 95 22 Comp-Att 12-24-0 17-36-2 Sacks by 7-61 3-15 Punts 4-43 6-44 Fumbles-Lost 3-2 4-4 Penalties-Yards 6-35 5-35 Time of Possession 39:15 20:45 Individual Statlitlu RUSHING—Chicago, Poyton 22-61, Suhey 11 52, Gentry 3-15, Sanders 4-15, McMahon 5-14, Thomas 2-8, Perry 1-1, Fuller 1 -1. New England, Collins 3-4, Weathers 1 -3, Grogan 1 -3, C.James 5-1, Hawthorne 1 -(minus 4). PASSING—Chicago, McMohon 12-20-0-256, Fuller 0-4-0-0. New England, Eason 0-6-0-0, Grogan 17-30-2-177. RECEIVING—Chicago, Gault 4-129, Gentry 241, Margerum 2-36, Moorehead 2-22, Suhey 124, Thomas 1-4. New England, Morgan 7-70, Starring 2-39, Fryar 2-24, Collins 2-19, Ramsey 2-16, C.James 1 -6, Weathers 1 -3. 2—46 7—10 MISSED FIELD GOALS—None. Scoring Summary Chicago 13 10 21 New England 300 First Quarter NE—FG Franklin 36,1:19 Chi—FG Butler 28, 5:40 Chi—FG Butler 24,13:39 Chi—Suhey 11 run (Butler kick), 14:37 Second Quarter Chi—McMahon 2 run (Butler kick), 7:36 Chi—FG Butler 25,15:00 Third Quarter Chi—McMahon 1 run (Butler kick), 7:38 Chi—Phillips 28 interception return (Butler kick), 8:44 Chi—Perry 1 run (Butler kick), 11:38 Fourth Quarter NE—Fryar 8 pass tram Grogan (Franklin kick), 1:46 Chi—Safety, Grogan tackled in end zone by Waechter, 9:24 A—73,818. Midway, coached by Halas, in 1963. Indeed, it was the defense that did it, just as it had all season. Assistant coach Buddy Ryan's "46 defense," which often puts eight men on the line of scrimmage, set up 32 of the 46 points. Led by Richard Dent, the game's Most Valuable Player, it registered seven sacks to tie a Super Bowl record, held New England to rninus- 19 yards in the first half and didn't allow a pass completion for 25 minutes or a first down for 26. Only one of New England's first 16 plays from scrimmage — a three-yard run by Craig James—gained yardage. Typically for Chicago, the victory was not without controversy. Quarterback Jim McMahon ran for two touchdowns and passed for 256 yards before leaving at the end of the third quarter with a slightly sprained left wrist, But Walter Payton, the NFL's all- time leading rusher, didn't score in his first Super Bowl in 11 seasons. In fact, he was upstaged once again by 300-pound lineman William "The Refrigerator" Perry, who ran for on TD, threw a block for another, and even tried to throw a TD pass. "Yes, I was disappointed," said Payton, who gained 61 yards in 22 carries. "I feel bad, but that's the way it goes." McMahon was more blunt, criticizing Ditka for giving the ball to the Innovator of the famed '46' defense, Chicago defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan received a jubilant escort from the field Sunday after the Bears' defense ravaged the Patriots hi Super Bowl XX. Perry for a meaningless one-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. "I think he (Payton) should have been carrying the football," said McMahon, whose antics dominated the week before the game. "But that's not my decision." "Coach Ditka called it and I was overwhelmed," Perry said. "I thought I was going in to block for Walter and Walter deserves all the credit. This win is for him." Dent was credited with 1% sacks, forcing two fumbles and even knocking down a pass to lead the defense. "I had a dream. I really felt I could be the MVP," he said. "I felt it all week. It just proves if you have a dream you can get there. But you've got to have a dream." He also has got to have a contract. For a while, the $90,000-a-year All- Pro defensive end threatened to sit out the Super Bowl unless his contract was renegotiated. In the end .though, he played (See Bears, Page 11) Heels win, 73-61 CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Top-ranked North Carolina still has its winning streak intact, but Sunday's 73-61 victory over Notre Dame was a game Tar Heels Coach Dean Smith wished he hadn't scheduled. "It was not very smart thinking on my part," said Smith after the hard-fought victory boosted North Carolina's record to 21-0. He pointed out that the Irish had an easy week against Hofstra and American, while the Tar Heels were coining off Saturday's 85-77 Atlantic Coast Conference triumph over No. 4 Georgia Tech. Smith said the game was played for national television at the request of the ACC. "I didn't want to play this game at all," Smith said. "We didn't need the exposure. We're probably overexposed as it is." Smith and center Brad Daugherty, who was limited to seven points by the Irish's collapsing zone, complained about Notre Dame's rough play. "We're going to wear tear-away jerseys when we go to Notre Dame next year, so that when we are held we can break free," Smith said. Daugherty called Notre Dame's' play "out-and-out dirty. It's not fun to play that way. I think they believe they have something to prove, and as far as I'm concerned, they didn't prove anything to me." With the 6-foot-ll% Daugherty contained, guard Kenny Smith, with 20 points, and forward Joe Wolf, with 18, led the Tar Heels' attack. Notre Dame Coach Digger Phelps blamed the Irish's second- half scoring draught for the loss. "They're as awesome as they've ever been," Phelps said of North Carolina. Notre Dame out-rebounded North Carolina 24-23 and committed one more turnover (17). But the Tar Heels shot 66 percent from the floor to the Irish's 42 percent — 32 percent in the second half. Smith, a 6-3 junior, scored six points and fed Warren Martin for a field goal in an 8-0 North Carolina run which broke a 53-53 tie and put the Tar Heels in the lead for good. The Irish, whose three-game winning streak was snapped, fell to 12-3. Despite shooting 68 percent in the first half, North Carolina led only 39-37 at intermission as the Irish managed to contain Brad Daugherty, North Carolina's leading scorer. Daugherty wound up with only seven points, about 13 below his average. Ken Barlow, a 6-10 senior, topped the Irish with 18 points, while Rivers had 17. Notre Dame guard Donald Royal runs into a dead end hi the form of North Carolina's Dave Popson (35) and Kenny Smith (30). Celts rally behind Bird to trim Sixers, 105-103 BOSTON (AP) - At halftime, super star Larry Bird of the Boston Celtics had only six points on 3-for-ll shooting, but the Philadelphia 76ers weren't ignoring him. "You always know he's there," Philadelphia coach Matt Guokas said Sunday after Bird scored 22 points in the second half in rallying the Celtics to a 105-103 National Basketball Association victory over the 76ers. "Bird really got it going for them," Guokas said. "He just didn't make 3- pointers. He makes plays for other people, he rebounds. You just know he's going to be there down the stretch. Once he gets it flowing, he's tough to stop." "Bird made the big plays, the tough shots," Philadelphia veteran Julius Erving said. "He didn't make the layups, but he hit the bombs." Bird's bombs included a buzzer- beating guided missile from just over midcourt at the end of the third period. "I think you can see from today's game that no matter when we play these guys or L.A. (Lakers) our guys are always primed," Boston Coach K.C. Jones said. "There isn't anything worse than losing," said Philadelphia's Charles Barkley, who scored 26 points and grabbed 21 rebounds. "They're a very good team, but they can not beat us. We gave the game away again. We've played them four times this season and we should have won all four games. Instead, we've won only once." Veteran Bill Walton hit for 19 points in a reserve role in helping Bird rally the Celtics. The Celtics, who trailed by as much as 13 points before Bird regained his rocket touch, blew an eight- point lead in the fourth period before rallying down the stretch. With their eighth consecutive victory and 12th in the last 13 starts, the Celtics hiked their home record for the season to 20-1. The 76ers had a four-game winning streak while losing for only the third time in 20 games. Bird also had 14 rebounds, six assists and four steals while going over the 20-polnt mark for the 16th consecutive game. Dennis Johnson contributed 17 points, Scott Wedman 16 and Robert Parish 13 in helping offset Boston's loss of high-scoring forward Kevin McHale, sidelined for the second game in a row by a strained achilles tendon. With Wedman scoring 10 points while starting in place of McHale, the Celtics took a 29-27 lead after one period. Then, helped by a 12-3 edge in free throws, Boston held on in the second period for a 51-50 halftime edge. Dynamic defense instrumental in Knights'success By STEPHEN WHITE Sports Writer In close to three decades of coaching high school basketball, Bob Mannebach has developed a reputation for a number of laudable characteristics: as a motivator, an innovator, a teacher and a fundamentalist. And his teams at Sacred Heart have developed a coinciding reputation for their style of play over the last 18% seasons. Foremost, the Knights' reputation revolves around aggressive, indimidating defense. "I can name quite a few," Mannebach said Sunday, when asked to recall some of his better defensive teams. He can add this season's edition of the Knights to that list, for it was Sacred Heart's dynamic defensive display that carried the Knights to the seventh "I do stress defense ... Good defense can discourage the other team. It can take them out of their offense." — Bob Mannebach annual Salina Invitational Tournament championship at the Bicentennial Center last week. In the Knights' 50-43 victory over heavily-favored Wichita Kapaun-Mt. Carmel in the championship game Saturday night, the disciples of the preacher of defense gave a sermon in how to overcome a decided size disadvantage. Stealing the ball 11 times, the Knights forced Kapaun to turn the ball over 24 times. In the semifinals, Sacred Heart coaxed Salina South into 23 turnovers in a 46-43 overtime victory. And in the first round, the Knights stole the ball 10 times in a 59-46 rout of Abilene. "I do stress defense," Mannebach said. "That's because I feel in the big ball games — if the two teams are pretty even in talent — the best defensive ball Craig Chandler Salina South senior Loren Zook (left) and Sacred Heart junior Pat Meares (right) were named the Most Inspirational and Most Valuable players for the seventh annual Salina Invitational. club is going to win." Saturday's was a 'big ball game,' but Kapaun and Sacred Heart didn't appear to be "pretty even in talent." That didn't bother the Knights, though, whose starting lineup averaged four inches shorter per player than Kapaun's. "Good defense can discourage the other team. It can take them out of their offense," Mannebach said. \ Amen. Abilene coach Scott Stein, South coach Mark O'Dell and Kapaun coach Tom Staats all said Sacred Heart did just that to their teams. "We did not want them to get the ball inside to Powers and Hartwell, because they're tough," Mannebach said, referring to Kapaun's two 6-6 seniors, Todd Powers and David Hartwell, each named to the all-tournament team. "And we wanted to keep an eye on Boushka (John, a 6-3 guard who was also all-tournament). "We did a real good job of that. We didn't want any penetration whatsoever, and we didn't want Boushka to hurt us. We knew he could shoot, but we didn't want him to get any second shots." He didn't. In fact, Boushka scored just six points in the first half and failed to score in the final two quarters. "Another key, especially in the championship game, was our ability to nuetralize their big people as much as possible," Mannebach said. The accolades in that department go to seniors Steve Roesner (6-4) and Pat Prendergast (6-3) and junior Matt Starnm (6-4). Stamm, along with 6-0 junior Jeff Maes, provided the Knights sterling relief off the bench—a Sacred Heart weakness prior to the tournament. Junior guard Pat Meares, with 12 steals and 41 points in the Knights' three victories, was named Most Valuable Player. Salina South senior guard Loren Zook was received the Bill Burke Trophy as the Most Inspirational Player. "It's obvious when people watch him that his hustle just seems to spark the team," O'Dell said of Zook. "He's the kind of kid every coach wants to have. He's a floor leader, he's a good student and he sets a tremendous example not for his teammates and everyone else." Zook scored 39 points while shooting 56 percent from the floor and 90 percent from the line, and he grabbed 14 steals as South claimed third place. In the Cougars' 55^4 opening-round victory over Concordia, Zook was 7-foNJ from the floor, which ranks as the second-best single game effort in tournament history. Russell's Craig Norris, a 6-4 senior, moved into the No. 2 position in another category — tournament scoring. Norris tallied 70 points, three shy of Todd Jadlow's (Sacred Heart) 1983 record. Bill Kennedy, 6-3 South junior, was the tournament's leading rebounder with 40.

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