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Monday, June 17, 1974
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5C Monday, June 17, 1174 Chris Polkowski Sentinel Star Staff Solomon Returns To T-Bowl Oct. 19 fien thirl 6tar (Mufe, liar mm v 1R ,, 9MtPllii-l Fred Solomon, one of the few Tampa Spartans who wanted to return to the Tangerine Bowl last year, will finally get his chance Oct. 19. King Solomon and his disciples will be In town that night to face Southwestern Louisiana, and ' the word on Fabulous Freddie is this: He might be the most exciting college gridder in the country. The New York Jets' scouting department has issued its annual advance report on the nation's top 15 college seniors, and Solomon is prominently mentioned. ' Homer E d d I n g t o n , the Jets' personnel director, puts Solomon and Danny "Lightning" Buggs, West Virginia's mercurial wideout, in a class; all by themselves. AND HOW can. T-Bowl fans ever forget Solomon's performance here two years back when he led the Spartans to a thrilling 20-18 triumph over ; Kent State. Whether it was running or passing the football or returning kicks, Solomon did a lion's share in edging Kent State QB Greg Kokal, who passed for 310 yards, for MVP honors. , "There's just no way you can defense the guy," Kent Coach Don James said of Solomon's one-man show, "By the time he gets done scrambling, the defense is spread all over the place. He's got to be the most: exciting player in college ball." Somewhat surprisingly, Solomon is listed on the Jets' report as a wide receiver, a position he has played sparingly in college, although once latching on to five passes in a game against Kansas State. It's a position he'll probably wind up playing in the pros, although a spokesman for vacationing ' Spartan Coach Dennis Fryzel said there will be no more experimenting In college. "Fred is going to play quarterback and that's it. We can't afford him getting hurt returning kicks or running pass patterns," said sports information director Mark Carlson. Incidentally, also . listed among the blue chippers on the Jets' report were the Miami duo of running back Woody Thompson and offensive tackle Dennis Harrah. The top SEC prospect,, according to the Jets, is Craig Hertwig, the mammoth Georgia tackle who has shot up to 6-8, 264, and will be intensely scouted this fall. 7 iSjV' Unltas Solomon o a a EXTRA POINTS: In case you missed the wire service story, the average NFL team profit last year was $472,500, so it's easy to see the World Football League thinks there's room on the bus for them, too . . , Look for a couple pf major announcements this week on NFL jumpers. The Pittsburgh Press reports that as many as 17 Steelers are pondering the new league, including some who have reportedly signed contracts. The list includes running back Frenchy Fuqua and defensive tackle Ernie Holmes. And WFL official Don Regan says a number of Dallas Cowboys have signed future contracts with his league. VThe I names will shock the public and the football establishment," Regan sain. s New York Stars' Coach Babe Parilli on the WFL: "I honestly feel we're four or five years ahead of those original AFL teams. We've signed NFL players and we haven't even played our first game yet. Everything is better organized" .'. . Parilli and club owner Bob Schmertz, however,, are bristling over the physical condition of their tap jumper former Jets star John Elliott. "I came to camp in the worst condition of my career," Elliott admitted, "but there's plenty of time to work it off" . . .the Stars are the Jacksonville Sharks' season-opening opponent July . 11, and that game will kick off the WFL's weekly TV series on Channel 35. , THE NEW LEAGUE'S first holdout is Detroit Wheels' running back Warren McVea, who claims the team owes him some financial considerations before he'll report to camp. McVea, a six-year NFL , veteran, was abruptly released by the Kansas City Chiefs last fall after fumbling a couple of kickoffs on the Monday night game of the week . . . Walt Sweeney, traded by the troubled San Diego Chargers to the Washington Redskins, has been sounding off about his ex-team, its drug problems and deposed coach Harland Svare. On Johnny Unitas' semi-retired role with the club, Sweeney commented: , '.' J o h n n y couldn't believe what was going on last year. They didn't even attempt to use his mind. He just sat back and laughed at the whole thing." ' Tigers Land Coombs Lomax Keeps Faith, Scores; Now Sharks Watch Closely A couple of summers at Zack Taylor's catching school have paid off handsomely for Orlandoan Mike Coombs. Coombs, the Edgewater High product who recently finished his college work at Florida Southern, signed a Detroit Tigers contract Sunday and was quick to give credit to Taylor, a former major league player and manager. "Mr. Taylor taught me just about all I know about catching," Coombs said. "The man has really helped Mike Coombs my careen Without him, I wouldn't have this contract from the Tigers." COOMBS, 22, was signed by Tigers scout Hoot Evers after an Impressive performance at a Lakeland tryout. He will leave Wednesday for Bristol, Va., to launch his career In the Appalachian Rookie League. Coombs, who also played at Seminole Junior College, batted .324 for Florida Southern this past spring on the heels of his. team-leading .377 mark In 1973 that earned him a spot on the NCAA All-District 3 team. Elizabeth II Watches Filly Win In France CHANTILLY, France If) Queen E 1 i z abeth II "watched her filly High-olcre win the $160,000 classic Prix de Diane at Chan-tllly Race Course Sunday, two lengths ahead of Franch favorite Comtesse de Loir. Odisea finished third. JOE MERCER, who rode HiRhclcre to victory In the 1,000 Guineas race at Newmarket, England on May 2, again was aboard the 3-year-old filly for Sunday's 2,100-meter race. By Sentinel Star Services ' OELAND Tony Lomax had a game plan when he reported to the 'Jacksonville Sharks this summer, trying to reinstate himself as one of professional football's fair weather friends. "I said I'd keep my mouth shut, my eyes and ears open and let my playing do my talking," vowed the 6-3 wide receiver from Washington State, via a three-year stint with the Oakland Raiders and New York Jets. Saturday night, he put his resolution into action when his pass pattern took him Into heavy traffic. He hauled in a pass from Eddie McAshan and turned his burners on full blast for a 65-yard touchdown play, the lone, score of the night in his squad's 10-0 victory in an intrasquad game. H : ' CUT FROM the Raiders when he reinjured ' a hamstring muscle ("in cold weather, trying to impress the man"), Lomax said Sunday, "this is just like any other job. I'm here putting in my application. They will look at me just like everybody else and decide who gets it. I'm a religious man, and have put my faith on the Lord. If He decides this is for me, so be it. If not, I'll do something else. "Like my mother always told me: 'What's for you, you'll get it. What's not, you won't.' That's why I have such an open mind. Sure, I think I can help this club . . . otherwise I wouldn't be here. But that's for somebody else to decide. Me, all I do is my best." Lomax' best Saturday was impressive, as he converted himself from something of a borderline case concerning cuts into a prime candidate for the wide receiver job of the new World Football League team. The Sharks knew he had speed (9.5 in the, 100). Now ' they know he can go get a football. , Nope, guys like Bubba Thornton, Drew Buie and Monte Ledbetter haven't hung up their cleats, or anything of the sort. They, too, are prime candidates for the wideout job with the Sharks. It's just that now, more than ever before, Tony Lomax' name is included in that number. U.S. Golfer Takes Belgian Amateur foil ESTMATEi ONE DAY J ifpf h $$09S f ? $OM MB 11 LE ZOUTE, Belgium m Joe Miller of the United States routed the Netherlands' W. C. Swane 7 and 6 Sunday, winning the International Belgian Amateur "MY ENGINE RAN WHEN II WAS OFF Jo switch the ignition oil but Iht engine wouldn't slop. Instead it spultered, recked end coughed. Then I discovered WYNN'S SPIT FIRE. Now my troubles ire over," writes I hoppj user. Yes, engine "ifler nut" can be not only n-ispenling but downright dangerous mechanicillf . So be kind to your cir md yourself. Add I cen ef WYNN'S SPIT FIRE to your gas tank today. 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