The Danville Register from Danville, Virginia on September 26, 1976 · Page 34
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The Danville Register from Danville, Virginia · Page 34

Danville, Virginia
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THE DANVILLE REGISTER SEPTEMBER 26,1976 Sports D 1 Spiders Rout Keydets 43-0 DROPPED --Army's Clennie Brundidge (87) drops the football as North Carolina's Ronnie Johnson defends against a Leamon Hall pass in the firsl quarter of play Saturday afternoon in Michie Stadium. (AP Wirephoto) RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Larry Shaw threw two touch- down passes and ran for anoth- er as Richmond's Spiders bombed Virginia Military In- stitute's Keydets 430 in South- ern Conference football Satur- day. It was the 10th straight game in which the Spiders have de- feated the Keydets. VMTs last victory over Richmond came in 1966. Each team was 0-2 going into Saturday's game. Shaw began his aerial attack in the second quarter after a scoreless first period. John Call caught Shaw's first touchdown pass -- for 25 yards -- on the first play after Mike Copley recovered a Robbie Clark fumble. With 53 seconds left before halftime. Shaw hit Ed Kreilis with a 10-yard scoring pass. The score came after safety Jeff Nixon intercepted a Clark pass on the VMI 40 and re- turned it 26 yards. A field goal by Johnny Jones and a one-yard plunge by Mil- ton Ruffin after an 80-yard drive completed the Spiders' 24- ppint second quarter scoring binge. The Spiders went up 31-0 when Shaw went in from 14 yards with 7:12 left in the third period. Kerry Mullin's four-yard punt from the Keydels own four set up Richmond's next touchdown, an eight-yard run by Demetri. ·The Spiders rounded out the scoring with a safety and Jones' 25-yard field goal in the fina! period. Jones second field goal of the day came following Marshall Shefton's recovery of Kira Glid- eweU's fumble on the Keydets 15. Following the field goal, Jones kicked off into the end zone and Andre Gibson re- turned it to the 13. Quarterback Mark Lambert went back to pass and was tackled in the end zone by Dennis Lambert. Shaw completed five of nine passes for 76 yards. The Spi- ders rushed for 224 yards with Kreilis getting 120 yards on 16 carries. The punchless Keydels man- aged only 119 yards on the ground and 13 passing. Gibson was VMTs leading rusher with 42 yards on 15 car- ries. The Spiders intercepted one nass and recovered three fum- bles. V a . Military 0 0 0 0--0 Richmond 0 24 14 5--43 Rich-PC Jones 27 Rich--Ruffin 1 run (Jones kick) Rich--Call 25 pass from Shaw [Jones kick) Sicti--KreiHs 10pass from Shaw (Jones luck I Rich--Sta-K 14 run (Jones kick) Rich--Kornegav B run (Jones kick) Rich--FG Jones 25 Rich--Safety Lambert tackled in end zone . BENJAMIN ROLLS -- Tony Benjamin (30) of Duke slips past Virginia defenders Joe Turner (55) and Jay Morris (17) for a long gain in the first quarter of Saturday's ACC clash here. The play kept alive a Duke drive that resulted in the Devils first touchdown of the day. (AP Wirephoto) Duke Smothers Virginia Li ACC Grid Clash 21-6 A--11.500 First downs Rushes yards Passing yards Return yards Passes Punts Fumbles lost Penalties.yards VMI Rich 6 15 S3119 55224 13 76 7 103 3 8 1 5-12-0 1-37 8J2 33 34) 479 SJ5 'Mike Voight Scores Four TDs H. S. Tigers Unbeaten North Carolina S na pMadison Edges Tough Army 34-32 WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) -- Mike Voight scored two of his four touchdowns less than two minutes apart following Army rumbles in the first veriod, and unbeaten North Carolina sur- vived a record passing" attack by Leamon Han to edge the un- derdog Cadets 34-32 in college ' football Saturday. - , Quarterback Banie Men- apace scored after Ronnie Dow- dy returned an intercepted pass 33 yards to the Army one-yard line, and Voight added : two more short scoring runs as the ]6th-ranked Tar Heels boosted their record to 44 for the first time since 1971. Army, a 17-point underdog, is 2 : 1 but gave North Carolina fits wfth'its passing. After falling behind 14fl after the first eight minutes, the Cadets surged to ·within 20-18 early in the third quarter as Hall threw touch- down strikes of seven and 10 yards to Jim Merriken, and Mke.Castelli kicked field goals of 36 and 38 yards. Hall, a 6-foot-5 junior, set Army records by hurling 55 passes and completing 28 for · 385 yards.-Tight end Clennie Brunctidge, the nation's leading . receiver, caught eight for 122 yards, including an eight-yard touchdown with 8:47 to go. Alan Caldwel), North Caro- lina's strong safety,' preserved the triumph by intercepting a third-down pass by Hall'al the nine and bringing it out to the 42 with just over seven minutes left after Army's Ray .BeveHey recovered Voighfs fumble at the-Tar- Heels''23. -- -; ' That was Army's fifth turn- over, and North Carolina again took advantage. The Tar Heels used up almost five minutes on a 58-yard drive capped by Voighf's fourth touchdown. Voight carried 32 times for 168 yards and scored all his touch- downs on three-yard runs. After Brundidge returned the kickoff 15 yards to his own 42, Hall threw two incomplete passes and then lofted a bomb 1o Don Briggs at the Carolina 11. On the next play, he fired to Tom Kuchar for a "touchdown. Hall's fourth scoring pass tied the West Point record. Ar- nold Galiffa did it against Ford- ham and Columbia in 1919 and Joe CaldweU equaled the mark against Boston College in 1959. The marks Hall erased were 24 completions by Tom Blanda against Pittsburgh in I960. 42 passes by Caldwell against Utah in 1959 and 326 yards by Kingsky Fink against Ten- nessee in 1973. ;..After Hall's touchdovcn pass to-Kuchar, Army attempted an onside kick and Phil Macklin recovered for the Cadets.' How- ever, the official ruled he touched the ball after it trav- eled only nine yards, one short of the required distance, and North Carolina retained posses- sion for the final 1:41. The Tar Heels had to cover only 29 and 16 yards for their first two scores following Army fumbles by Greg King and Hall, the latter on a wild pitch- out. But just when Carolina ap- - peared ready to blow Army out, Hall got hot after con-- necting on only one of his first five passes. North Carolina-Army Worm Carolina 14 6 7 7--34 Army 3 9 6 14--32 NC--Voionl 3 run (Biddle kick) NC--Voight Jrun (Biddle kick! Army--FG Castelli 38 Army--Merriken 7 pass from Hall (pass (ailed) Army-FG Caslelli 23 NC--Menapace I run (kick failed) Army--Merriken 10 pass from Hall (pass failed) NC--Voight 3 run (Biddle kick) Army-- Brundidge 8 pass from Hall (Castelli kick) NC--VoigM 3 run (Biddle kick) Army--Kuchar 11 pass from Hall (Cas- telli kick.) Win Streak A--24.4,94 First downs Rushes-yards Passing yards Return yards Passes Punts Fumbles-lost Penalties-yards N.Caro. Army ia 3J 54.234 38-141 76 3J5 113 4 9-14-0 2855-3 5-38 J-fl J J 3 2 7B4 6-a Clemson, Ga. Tech Tie 24-24 ATLANTA CAP) -- Georgia Tech scored 11 points within 2' 2 minutes late in the fourth quar- ter, capped by freshman Mike JoDy's one-yard touchdown run andia two-point conversion, to . earn, the Yellow Jackets a 24-24 col|ege football lie against - Oeinson Saturday night. Freshman linebacker Mackel Harris saved the tie for Tech when he recovered Steve Full- er's fumble on the Yellow Jack- ets' II with 1:35 left after Clemson had marched 59 yards to the six. , The Tech defense set up the tfejng points only minutes ear- fcef when Don Anderson inter- cepted a Fuller pass on the Cterhkm 41. JoDy then capped the six-play drive by scoring from a yard oijt with 5:53 teft to play. Trailing 24-244, JoDy then pitched to Bucky Shamburger who .' lofted a nass to Don Bretce in the end zone for the fMypoint conversion that tied f the" game. ; . Tech. 0-2-1, had gotten to within 24-16 on Danny Smith's third field goal of the game, a 20-yarrfer. at the 8:10 mark of the period. Clemson. 1-1-1, trailing 13-7 at the half, roared out in the third quarter behind quarterbacks Fuller and Mike O'Cain to take a 24-13 lead early in the final period. Fuller connected on a 59-yard scoring pass to Jerry Butler and O'Cain hit Rickey Bustle for a IB-yard TD strike. Jimmy Russell added a 37- yard field goal for the Tigers. Fuller, who ran for more than 100 yards, scored on a five-yard run for Clemson's first half points. Tech's first half scoring came on 39 and 36 vard field goals from Smith and a 17-yard scor- ing pass from Jolly to Drew Hill. Jolly, a 6-fool. 195. freshman from Macon. Ga. who hit on only one of 16 passes in limited play in Tech's first two games, both losses, connected on 11-of- 18 for 177 yards in his firsl col- legiate start. David Sims piled up 55 yards in 19 attempts to move within 82 yards of Tech's all-time ca- reer rushing record of 1.743 yards set by Lenny Snow in 1965-7. Fuller a 6-foot-3. 195 snph- omore from Spartannurg. S.C.. rushed for 111 yards in 26 at- tempts . By JOHNNY HAMLIN Sports Writer Defensive maestro Stokely Fulton admitted to being non- plussed at the scoreless second . half 'oT" his 'Harhpderi-Sydney College Team's 21 -14 victory over Madison. "Youall really surprised us the second half," Fulton remarked to Madison coach Challace McMillan, as the latter entered - the: Tigers' dressing room to congratulate him after the game ~was over. Still, a win is a win is a win. as the H-SC coach good-naturedly conceded. When evaluating the final two periods of the nationally televised game, he told reporters ho probably should have made some offensive adjustments. "But we didn't have time to change." he added, almost as an afterthought. "1 still don't know what they I Madison 1 did in the second half. We didn't have the ball enough in field position to find out what they were doing." In all. however, it really didn't matter. The Tigers got all they were destined to need on Jimmy Ferguson's one-yard touchdown plunge late in the first half. In the process, they snapped the nation's longest college winning streak (Madison had 12 con- secutive victories prior to kickoff timel and extended their own streak to 10 triumphs in a row over a two-year period. The victory over the nation's top-rated Division III team did not come without some anxious moments. Twice in the final two periods. H-SC was forced to half drives by the Dukes deep into its own territory. But. again, a win is a win is a win. "You want to know how tough it was." laughed offeasive tackle Keith Love, as he stepped from the scales in the Tigers' locker room after taking a shower, "Thirteen pounds worth." Ferguson's touchdown had given H-SC a 21-7 lead late in the first half, bill the Dukes had one little trick up their sleeve prior to intermission that, by Fulton's admission, made his team honest. ' ; '·" . On an apparent run option. Madison quarterback Chip Deringer suddenly stopped and threw a pass to trie opposite side - to Glen Knox who turned the play into a 45-yard touchdown. Afterwards, Pulton admitted that he was stunned by the razzle dazzle.that brought (he Dukes back to within : striking distance. "Coach Myers (defensive line coach Howard Myers) thought it was a busted play." Fulton laughed. "But 1 thought it was a designed play. "It was the thing that kept us from being complacent at half- time, very definitely," he added with a twinkle. The matchup of the two peren- nial Virginia small college powers was the first regular season Division HI game ever televised nationally. Both schools will probably receive a small cut of S150.000 budgeted by ABC TV for the telecast, one of three such planned by the network for this fall. However. Fulton said he valued the experience far more than any money the school might receive. "All the money in the world wouldn't substitute for what we gained nut here this afternoon." he tnld reporters afterwards. As ho later expanded, that included the snapping of Madison's winning streak, which stretched back to the first game nf the 1975 season. The Tigers jumped on the scorebnard first on a one-yard plunge by Bill Watson, but Madison came back tn tie the score on Ron Stilh's run. also from the one. Bill Newell later passed seven yards to his brother Ben for Hamprlen-Sydney's second touchdown. Then came Ferguson's run. which capped a methodical HO- yard drive, that pave H-SC a seeminely comfortable 14-point lead. The Tigers never threatened seriouslv in the second half. OiARIjOTTESVILLE, Va. AP) -- Quarterback Mike Dunn and fullback Tony Ben- jamin provided the offensive fireworks as Duke scored on its first two possessions and went on to smother Virginia 2i-6 in an Atlantic Coast Conference game here Saturday. Dunn accounted for one Blue Devil touchdown as he ran for 118 yards on 14 carries and completed 7 of 11 passes for an- other 107 yards. Benjamin also had a touch- down as he piled up 100 yards on 18 carries. In getting its con- ference campaign off with a victory and posting its second win in three outings this sea- son. Duke piled up 4Ifi total yards against only 182 for Vir- ginia. The Cavaliers, now 0-3 in 1976. extended their losing streak to 12 games. Virginia had to setle for field goals of 35 and 47 yards by Joe Jenkins. Virginia has not scored a touchdown in its last nine quar- ters of play. Tailback Mike Barney acored Duke's first touchdown on a one-yard plunge as Duke pa- raded 77 yards following the opening kickoff. Benjamin set up the score, bursting 31 yards to Ihe Virginia 30 on a third down play. Benjamin then got the second Duke touchdown, muscling in from the one shortly after Vir- ginia failed to get off a fourth down punt and turned over the ball on its own 33. The Blue Devils gpl their oth- er touchdown late in the third period as Dunn went in frm three yards out to cap a 79- yard march. He put Duke into scoring position with a 38-yard pass. Duke had two other scoring opportunities in-the fourth peri- od, but was stopped first at the Virginia four and wasjust one yard from a score as time ran out. Fullback Billy Copeland, ac- counting for more than half the total Cavaliers' offense with 96 yards on 18 carries, gave Vir- ginia its best chance for a touchdown when he raced 41 yards to the Blue Devil 29 mid- way the third period- But after ' pushing to a first down on the 14, the Cavaliers were frustrat- ed by a holding penalty and had to settle for Jenkins' sec- ond field goal, a 47-yarder. Jenkins' first field goal came with 12:03 teft in the first half and followed Virginia's only show of offense during the first 30 minutes of play. Duke 13 0 t 0--12 Virginia 0 3 3 0 -- 4 Duke--Barney 1 run (Puco kick) Duke--Beniamin 1 run (kick failed) Virg-FG Jenkins 33 Duke--Dunn 1 run (Dunn run) Vrrg--FG Jenkins a A-10.000 First downs Rushes-yards Passing yards Return yards Passes Punts Fumbles-lost DOM vi. 13 11 61-309 a-173 107 59 31 0 7-11-0 7-17-1 J-46 SO 2-1 M A REAL GRABBER -- East Carolina's QB Mike Weaver (9) gets the grab from William Mary's defensive end Bruno Schmalhofer (80) seconds before Weaver sailed a 19-yard com- pleted pass to Eddie Hicks for a first down in 2nd quarter, final: ECU-20, WM-19. (AP Wirephoto) East Carolina Nips WM 20-19 T « h 4 7 Teth-- FG Smith » : TKb-- FG Smith X ' Orm-- Fuller 5 run (Russell kick) T^ch-- Hill 17 pass from Jolly (Smim kick) ' Clem-- FG Russell 37 1 . Clem-- Bustle 17 pass from 0 Csin · (Russell kick) '-." Clem-- Butler 59 pass from Fuller (Rus ' Mil kick) , - Tech-- FG Smith 20 -.- Tech-- Jolly 1 run (Brftce pass from f-) 177 7 11-190 543 ·Fin* Ri/sttei-yartfs ,Pas»rir. yards '.Return yards ·fntfi, · - ' n J/'Bi iailies-ysrdi 234 6 1319-2 2-43 3-2 3 f t Hampden-Sydney quarterback Bill Newell (10) finds him- self drifting into hostile territory, as three Madison defenders seek to bring him down in yesterday's nationally televised game. But Newell, a Danville native, wound up with the last laugh, as the Tigers won, 21-14. (Photo by Johnny Hamlin) WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) -- East Carolina's Pirates, tak- ing advantage of three William Mary kicking breakdowns for an early 14-7 lead, came from behind in the final period Satur- day for a 20-19 Southern Confer- ence victory on Pete Conaty's 36-yard field goal with 3:22 left. Fullback Raymond Jones, Finals Set Today In Women's Meet At Triple C Park Kirkman Concrete nf Franklin- ville downed Harold's Super Service of Roxboro. 1B-9. in a battle of North Carolina teams, toenter today's final round as the only unbeaten in the I,ink-Watson Invitational women's softball tournament. Today's action, starting at 12:30 p.m.. open with games between Iaw's Construction of Rocky Mount and Commerical Discount. nnd Coca Cnla of Roxbom anrl Ihe Firrbirds of Winston-Salem. Those two winners are scheduled In clash, with the survivor to take on Harold's. The winner nf that game will then meet Kirkman Concrete for the Mile. Kirkman beat law's Construc- tinn and Ihe Rnya! Angels of Smith Bnslnn prior tn meeting Harold's, Harold's, which had also been unbeaten up to that point, had earlier defeated Coca-Cola of Roxboro. Ramsey Ford of Rocky Mount and the Firebirds. Danville's last remaining entry. The Dealers, was elimi- nated yesterday with a fi-0 loss to Commercial Discount of Reids- vine. who finished with 109 yards on 22 carries, scored two touch- downs in the first half after a poor WM punt and a blocked kick, but the Pirates never were certain of the victory until Ernest Madison intercepted a Tom Rozantz pass with the In- dians' driving at midfield in the iast 30 secnds. Rozanze threw tn Ken Cloud for both Indian touchdowns, and freshman Steve Libassi matched Conalay's two field goals. But the difference was a missed extra point after the In- dians second touchdown when WM had a substitute holder in the lineup. It was the conference opener for the Pirates, now 3-0 overall, and winners of Iheir last nine in a row. The Indians fell to 2-1 overall and 1-1 in the confer- ence. The second half was a battle of field goals after both teams had scored two touchdowns in the first 30 minules. Joe Agee's 21-yard punt out of bounds at the Indians' 41 set up Jones' first one yard scoring run. Stopped at the ECU five after a 78 yard drive, the Indians stormed back to tie it with a 52- yard march, Rozanzt throwing 15 yards to Rob Muscalis and the last 13 to Cloud. Late in the second quarter, Zack Valentine blocked an Agee punt from midfield and the ball rolled all the way to the WM n. where Fred Chavis recovered for the Pirates. Jones gol his second score three plays later. But the Indians came back, moving 62 yards in 11 plays as . Rozanzt hit four of seven passes and ran twice for 15 yards. The payoff was a 14- yarder to Cloud, but Libassi's extra point kick attempt was wide. The Indians took a 16-14 lead when Rolfe Carawan recovered an East Carolina fumble at the Pirates' 34 early in the third period and Libassi kicked a 35- yard field goal. But Conaty matched him less than four minutes later with a 35 yarder after an East Caro- lina drive sparked by a 29-yard pass from Mike Wevear lo Ed- die Hicks. Libassi pu! the Indians in front again with 8:02 left with a 47-yard field goal following a drive led by the passing of Rozantz, but the Pirates came right back for Ihe winning field goal with Jones. Hicks, Weaver and Willie Hawkins alternating moving the ball to the Indians' 19. Hawkins ran 10 times for 64 yards for East Carolina, white Junior tailback Jim Kruis -- who was injured in the third quarter and never returned -- had 57 yards on 16 carries for (he Indians. Rozanzt nit 18 of 28 passes for 179 yards and only two interceptions, the final one killing (he Indians' last chance. Indian wide receiver Tom But- ler caught eight passes for 95 vards. East Carolina ? 7 3 3--20 William and Mary 0 13 3 J-- 19 ECU-- Jones 1 run (Cooat* kit*)' . WM-- Cloud 13 Mss from RoJ«n« (Li- basi kick) ECU-- Jones I run (Contay kick) WM-- Cloud 14 pass from Roianzt (kick (ailed) . -., · · / W4M-FG Libassi X ' ' . · · · · ' . . ' ECU-FG Conaly 35 - '." W1M-F6 Libawi fl -:.··-': i ECU FG Cortaty 34. A-I3JOO Firsl downs Rusries yards Passing yards Return yards Passes Punls Fumbles lost ecu 14 54J16 43 135 : 5-J3 1 1 Tl Ml WMK a 45 TW 530

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