Orlando Evening Star from Orlando, Florida on November 30, 1968 · 6
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Orlando Evening Star from Orlando, Florida · 6

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r uddy Buddy n 1 Bowl Ti 3 TIn Ajl 0 I Tie 1 IIT AT O By ED HAYES Sports Editor Ruben Munoz and Arlan Elms played professional football together last year for the Eugene (Oregon) Bombers. They're back together, booked into the Tangerine Bowl tonight in the Continental League's national championship game at 8 o'clock. Munoz Is a starting guard who might start at tackle on offense in place of injured Tom Bailey for the Orlando Panthers . . . and Elms is a running back for the Orange County (Calif.) Ramblers. THEY HELD a reunion yesterday evening just one of many shortly miiilililiiliiilliillliiiiliillllliilliliillllliliiiiiliiiiiii Page 6 A 'it' Saturday, Nov. 30, 1968 after the Pacific Division champions arrived in Orlando. The visitors are quartered at Parliament House. Among the "visitors" at the South Orange Blossom Trail motel were former Panther owner Tom Grana-tell and former head coach Perry Moss. GRANATELL, New Jur- Star Photo by Havean Summen GRANATELL, MOSS . . . And tonight's program sey businessman, still has a financial interest in the community-owned club and is a member of the board. Moss is head coach of Marshall University in Huntington, W. Va. His Thundering Herd took it on the chin in the fast MidAmerican Conference but this was not unexpected. Moss admits he's assembled a crackerjack freshman team. "We've got 10 guys who can run under 10 in the 100," he said. "We've got some size in the line and they seem to be hungry." MOSS SAID his punter Skip Williams was rated fourth in the nation until he had a punt blocked. Now he's 14th. "Deke taught him and the kid had never punted before," Moss said. Deke is Deke Brackett, who also served as Perry's assistant in Orlando. "Deke wanted to come to the game here," Moss said, "but he had to stay behind and teach a class." The inability of Brackett, one of the most colorful characters in the collegiate or professional coaching world, to make it here for the game, is the first disappointment of championship weekend. DEKE WAS on the sidelines in Anaheim a year ago, shooing the Panthers lllll!lllllllllllll!llllllllllll!llllllllll!!lllllllllllllllim BIG SAM IN BIG GAME Big Sam McDowell has been activated for the big game in the Tangerine Bowl tonight. The defensive tackle from Southwest Missouri, whQ lost 58 pounds since checking in to the Orlando camp from the Miami Dolphins early this summer, was down to 319 pounds a few weeks ago. But that was before Thanksgiving Day. IT'S A HOME GAME for the Panthers but there'll probably be some cheering in the Tangerine Bowl tonight for a couple Orange County Ramblers. Right tackle Harold Jones and kicker John Seedborg have relatives in Florida and the relatives have indicated they'll be out in full force. SEEDBORG, WHO played at Arizona State, gets his cheering section from the St. Petersburg area. His cousin is the Rev. Troy Helms. Jones' family lives in Eatonville. Harold, who played at Grambling, is the brother of one of Eatonville's most famous sons, Deacon Jones of the Los Angeles Rams. iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiim into their triumph over the Ramblers. He also hit it big in Las Vegas on the way home. Granatell's son Chuck looks like he's ready to go for the Panthers although he's only a high school sophomore. ' AMONG THE Ramblers attracting the most attention at a press party were fullback Bob Jackson, a solid-looking citizen with a vicious physique and defensive back Darrell Hoover from Arizona State. Jackson was MVP on the Coast this year. Hoover was a seventh draft choice of the Los Angeles Rams in 1966 and a bonus signee. Leg muscles have badgered him for two years now, following adventures with the Rams and New Orleans Saints. LAST YEAR he tied a CFL record with 11 pass interceptions. He has six this year compared to the 10 for Orlando's Pete Athas. Hoover is single, and has solid investments in stocks and a popular social club for single people. An articulate, ambitious young man. THE RAMS own six of the Ramblers, the Saints four and the St. Louis Card inals one (quarterback Gary Snook). Defensive tackle Perry Parks rates high on the big league scouting reports. Four Pacific Division players were recently recalled by their big clubs. Bill Belk, a defensive end at Sacramento, is back with the San Francisco 49ers and scored a touchdown in the last game. Spokane's Kenny Stabler (Alabama) and John Eason (Florida A&M) were recalled by the Oakland Raiders. And Herb Lindsey from Seattle is back at Denver. THE CFL held an unofficial league meeting this morning at Parliament House, for league directors, laying groundwork for the meeting at Las Vegas, Dec. 14-15. Norfolk, Chicago, Las Vegas and Sacramento were represented with Danny Hill of San Jose, Calif., CFL c o m m i s s ioner, in charge. J i m Dunn, executive director of the Atlantic Division, said the Las Vegas meeting had four purposes: to approve a schedule, elect officers, consider bylaws, etc., and to consider any new franchise applications. THE ANNUAL CFL meeting is to be held in January, probably at an See Orlando-Orange County rosiers-on Pate One. Atlantic Division town, possibly Orlando. "We want to go into the annual meeting knowing exactly where we stand," said Dunn. Secretary of the directors meeting here is Marty O'Connor, professional foot ball's only female general manager. Her team is the Chicago Owls. "I'd be here for this game even if we didn't have a meeting," she said. "This is our championship game. It doesn't make any difference who's playing." DUNN PRESENTED the Atlantic's most - valuable -player cup to Don Jonas at the press conclave last night. BOB JONES, director of the High School Band Association presented an oversized, color photo to Elmer Cook, general manager of the Panthers. The shot was taken at the T-Bowl, the night 11 area bands put on a show for Panther fans. k'ok Star Photo bv Havern Summer RAMBLING RAMBLERS . . . Hoover and Jackson SELLERS 'FINEST RECEIVER WE'VE SEEN' i! ma ht Ron t 4 By Star Services JACKSONVILLE It was a great night for Seminoles Friday, especially All-American Ron Sellers, who put an exclamation point to his pass catching brilliance in Florida State's 40-20 upset for the 10th ranked Houston Cougars. The word "great" was on everyone's lips in the FSU dressing room. They applied it to Sellers who caught 14 passes for 214 yards; to quarterback Bill Cappleman, who completed 25 of 34 passes for 351 yards; to the defense which shut out the nation's highest scoring college football machine in the first half, and to every Seminole. COACH BILL PETERSON summed it up by saying, "This was the greatest victory ever for us because we have never beaten as good a team that badly." Superlatives even poured out of the subdued Houston dressing room under the Gator Bowl stands. "Sellers had a fine night," said Houston coach Bill Yeoman. "He is the finest receiver we have seen." TWO COUGAR DEFENSIVE backs who held Sellers to a pass receiving total of 12 yards in a 33-13 Houston victory in the Astrodome last year, said the 6-foot-4 FSU flanker is a much improved player. "He has greatly improved his patterns," said Mike Simpson. "He's easily the best of the year and a sure bet in the pros. He has everything going for him height, hands and speed." John Peacock put it much the same way. "Sellers is the best I've played against this year," he said. "He ran a lot better on this grass than he did on the Astro turf last year. He runs with more assurance and better timing." THE RIVAL COACHES disagreed on when the Peach Bowl-bound Seminoles nailed down their victory. "Things broke for us right from the start," said Peterson. "Our offensive and defensive coaches had great game plans and our kids were ready to play." Yeoman felt his explosive Cougars could come back after trailing 25-0 at halftime. They showed signs of it with a touchdown early in the third quarter. But less than one minute later, Sellers took a sideline pass and streaked 62 yards for an FSU score. "THAT WAS THE FIRST turning point, but we weren't out of it," Yeoman said. "The second turning point was when we fumbled on fourth down at the threshold of their goal." The score was 32-14 at that point. Although Paul (UPI) FSU Fans: We Want 100! By The Associated Press The score board tally read 25-0 at half time and the crowd began chanting: "We want 100!" H o u s ton's high-scoring Cougars had answered the same call less than a week earlier, but this time they hardly took notice. They couldn't afford to ... not when the next point they scored would be their first. FLORIDA STATE, triggered by the pitch-catch combination of Bill Cappleman and Ron Sellers, beat Houston to the draw Friday night and whipped the Nation's No. 1 offensive team 40-20 in a prelude to the final fling of the college football season. The lOth-ranked Cougars, who riddled Tulsa 100-6 last Saturday night after pasting Idaho 77-3 the previous weekend, didn't get their attack off the ground against the Seminoles until Cappleman and Sellers had virtually locked up the game with a first-half aerial blitz. Cappleman wound up hitting on 25 of 34 passes for 353 yards and four touchdowns while Sellers, the all-time leader in yardage on pass receptions, caught 14 for 214 yards and one score ... 62-yard bomb. The victory gave the Seminoles, who meet Louisiana State in the Dec. 30 Peach Bowl, an 8-2 regular season wind-up. HOUSTON FINISHED with a 6-2-2 mark. Today's top games pitted Army against No. 9" Notre Dame at Los Angeles in a nationally televised (ABC-1:15 p.m., EST) doubleheader. Alabama and Auburn tangled in another traditional season finale while fourth-ranked Georgia met Georgia Tech, No. 7 Tennessee took on Vanderbilt, Oklahoma played Oklahoma State, Baylor tackled Rice and Boston College met Holy Cross. TWO POST-SEASON at- tractions pairing top small college teams also were on schedule. Unbeaten Donae, Neb., played Central Missouri State in the Mineral Water Bowl at Excelsior Springs, Mo., and Texas A&I met unbeaten Northern State of South Dakota in an NAIA championship semifinal at Kingsville, Tex. i Arizona, gunning for the Western Athletic Conference crown, goes against arch rival Arizona State tonight at Tucson. In other arc-light games, San Diego State, the nation's No. 2 small college team, closes against visiting Utah State and California completes an 11-game schedule at the University of Hawaii. ft'.. I r 4 V -A ''O ; V ; v ( .... J ) 4W 1 . -A- gig. i CHIP GLASS IN THE ACT, TOO ... Scores third FSU touchdown (UPI) SELLERS AND CAPPLEMAN . . . Hot FSU combo Gipson lost that fumble and executed the play poorly, he lost no stature in Yeoman's eyes. Not only because of his 164 yards rushing in this, his final college game, but for his great play and leadership over three seasons, the Houston coach said: "Gipson is one of the finest runners anywhere and he is not only a fine athlete but also a fine gentleman." FSU FACES Louisiana State in the new Peach Bowl in Atlanta Dec. 30. Houston is ineligible for post season play because of NCAA probation. FERRUM FLATTENS PHOENIX 41-19 JC Final SAVANNAH, Ga. W) A rugged ground game and a b a 1 1 - h a w k ing defense helped Ferrum to a 41-19 victory over Phoenix here Friday night as the Virginians claimed their second national junior college football title in four years. Ferrum jumped into an early lead as the Virginians piled up 17 points in the first quarter while holding Phoenix scoreless. QUARTERBACK Butch Duschram, who rushed for 118 yards during the game, put Ferrum on the scoreboard first by plunging over from the one to cap a 63-yard drive. The Virginians took advantage of one of the four Phoenix fumbles they recovered to score again on a 45-yard field goal and then drove 69 yards for another touchdown before the first quarter ended. Ferrum scored again on Duschram's 11-yard run before Joe Jackson, who was voted the game's outstanding back, got Phoenix on the scoreboard by catching a pass on a play that covered 51 yards. Jackson scored again in the fourth quarter on a 1-yard plunge. IN ALL, Jackson carried a record 29 times and Soccer Finale QUINCY, 111. (in Host Quincy and Davis and Elk-ins of West Virginia met today for the NAIA soccer championship. Quincy defeated Eastern Connecticut 5-0 and Davis and Elkins downed Plattsburgh State 1-0 in Friday's semifinal round. gained 123 yards rushing. But F e r r u m's Horace Green, who scored once with a 38-yard burst, rolled up a game record 150 yards on the ground. Ferrum tackle Renso P e r d o n i was voted the game's outstanding lineman. It was the third time since the Shrine Bowl game was begun here in 1964 that Ferrum made the finals. The Virginians won in 1965, the year after Phoenix won the national title. Northeast Oklahoma, the 1967 winner, is the only other team to win two national crowns. I " IfrnirarrTiff Rambler QB Jerry Otterson, southpaw thrower, will probably start at quarterback tonight for the Orange County Ramblers against the Orlando Panthers in the Tangerine Bowl's pro championship game. Kickoff at 8.

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