The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 30, 1955 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 30, 1955
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FACE TWELTB BLYTHEVILL1 (AUK.) 1 COUMI1 1WWI FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 80, 19M Chick Spirits Not Dampened by Rain Tribe Set for Scrap With Pine Bluff; Starting Time 7:45 The threat of rain for tonight's Blytheville-Pine Bluff football game failed to put the damper on Chickasaw spirits as the Biytheville High School gridders awaited their toughest battle of the season. Game time tonlgnt at Haley Picking Contest's Cotton Bali. Tield has been moved up from the usual 8 o'clock starting time to 1:45 because of the National Cotton Clubs Face Severe Test In Big Eight Fight i LR Opens Title • at Home In~HS Contest By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The potentialities of the contenders for the Big Eight football championship should be brought more sharply into focus after tonight, when six of the league's members clash in important contests. Champion Little Rock, loser of three straight non-conference games, opens its title defense against Hot Springs, and should; get off to a good start with an| easy conquest of the conference's j perennial doormat. ' Biytheville, a newcomer to the conference, meets rugged Pine Bluff, and El Dorado takes on North Little Rock. The other two league members, Fort Smith and Texarkana, play non-conference foes. Fort Smith renews its old rivalary with Subi*co, and Texarkana takes on Fair Psrk High School of Shreveport, I*. P. B. vs. Biytheville Featured,attraction of the night's schedule will be the game between Pine Bluff and Biytheville. The Chicks, who stepped up from Class AA to the state's big conference this year, already hold one league Tictory—a 14-0 triumph over Little Rock—While Pine Bluff has yet to win a league game. However, the Zebras tied powerful Fort Smith 0-0 last week, and whipped Crossett, a major Class AA contender, in their opener. With Little Rock losing to three out-of-state opponents, the Blytheville-Pine Bluff meeting could go a long "Way toward pointing out the new Big Eight champion. El Dorado will be favored to knock off North Little Rock. The oil city's Wildcats have lost only - a, 14-13 decision to Fort Smith against two victories. T ,iltle Kock Favored Little Rock should break its losing streak, but Hot Springs has shown signs of developing into a fine team and could pull a sup- prise. The Trojans, who broke a 3-year losing streak by whipping Camden two weeks ago, lost their last outing to Benton. Fort Smith rules as a prohibitive favorite over Class AA Sub- Spirits in the Chick camp have been on the upswing all week and are "real good" today, both among the players and coaches. The Tribe knows it's in for a rugged test with the highly-touted Zebras. Rain No Factor And the question of weather apparently will not be considered vital to the outcome of the game, , Both teams bank heavily on » power-type ground game and wet or rainy weather should not be too great a factor. Coaches Russell Mosley and Bill Stancil today said they don't believe Chick chances will be hurt by rain. - The field had drained well this morning from last night's deluge and if no more rain falls during the afternoon the field and temperature should be about perfect for football. i Biytheville once more will be going with the Aker-Abbott combination in its Notre Dame Box attack with Bobby Jones leading the way from the quarterback and blocking back position. Fourth man, in the backfield will be James Privett. Same Starters Mosley grobably will go with the same starting lineup he used against North Little Rock two weeks ago, though there may be some changes in the defensive dlartmg alignment. On offense it will be co-captain* Jimmy Gee at center, Jodie Hall and Bo' Huffman at guards, Homer Ratliil 'and Frank Sparks at tackle Bobby Jon** ... For Passing or Blocking and Fred Hodge and Freddy Rounsavall at ends. On defense, the Tribe again will go with sophomore Slick Nelson as the man over center with Huffman and Hall at tackle positions and Rounsavall and Hodge at ends. Inside linebackers will be Ratliff and Gee with Abbott and Jones on the outside. Akers and Privett will be halfbacks. The Chicks are in good condition physically with the exception of sophomore Ed Moore, who may be kept out of the action With an injured knee. - laco but Texarkana is meeting an £ nnie . , • . . ._ ,,.__ ElSP Hayti at Home, Tigers Journey To Dexfer HAYTI — The only football game to be played in Pemiscot County tonight will find Hayti's Indians playing host to East Prairie at 7:30. It'll be a Little Six conference battle. The other Pemiscot team, Caruthersville, goes to Dexter for a non-conference contest with the Bearcats. Hayti has one tie and has lost a game while East Prairie is credited with one win and one loss. The Tigers from Caruthersville have two wins against one loss while the Bearcats have won a opponent of unknown Quality. Major games in the Class A A rznks match Rogers at Fayetteville; Russellville at Htirrisan; Van Euren at Springdale; Forrest City at Helena; Jonesboro at Newport; Clarksviile at Conway; Malvern at Sheridan; Arkadelphia at Camden; Crossett at Monticello; Fair view at Gurdon; and Smackover at Magnolia. Osceola Tangles With Burdefie In 3B Feature Three District 3B contents, head- i ed by the clash between Burdette! and Osceola, top this week's grid j program for Mississippi County teams. The Pirates journey to Osceola for a game at Hale Field tonight that may go far in determining the District championship. Osceola has lost only Lo Blythe- \ ville and West Memphis and is one j of the favored teams in district j rankings. | Burdet'v-s Is unbeaten in three : games with conference victories | over Marion and pre-season 'fa-j vorite Keiser. The Pirates beat i Class A Trumann 13-7 last week. All six Class B schools in Mis- sissipp County are in action tonight, and none are leaving the rounty. Only game not a.conference battle Is between Luxora and Keiser. Luxora, who resumed its football program Inte this year, is not competing In the district. The other conference argument has Wilson at Shawnec, Wilson is unbeaten in three contests but wns held to a scoreless tie at Hayti last week. The Bulldogs hnve victories over Lepanto and Marked Tree, : ; Shawnce has yet to win a g^rne in thre* week* of activity. Elsewhere in Southeast Missouri, Kennett travels to Poplar Bluff and Jackson goes to Charleston for Big EUfht conference games. In the Little Six, Portageville plays at Chaffee. The only other grime will be a non-conference event between Metropolis, III., and Cape Girardeau at Houcfc Stadium in Cape. Caruthcrsville's probable starters: Peters, Jack Strecte, ends; Southern, McCoy, tackles; Trainor, Taylor, guards; Ted Streete or Jerry Figgins, center; Bartholomew or Martin, quarterback; Hinze or Woody, left half; Cook, right half, and Watkins. fullback. Frogs Aiming At 'Cinderella' Title of SWC By ADREN COOPER FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas, dubbed the "Cinderella" football team in 1954, will meet a team here Saturday that may earn the same name in 1955. Overlooked in pre-season ratings, the Texas Christian Horned Frogs jumped to the No. 10 spot in the nation after walloping Texas Tech 32-0 Saturday. They are eager to be the first to knock over the defending champion Razorbacks. The Frogs — like the Hogs — already have a reputation for outstanding line play and good defense. In addition, the Fort Worth boys have a deceptive ground game that has produced 726 yards in two games. Backfield Potential Arkansas is believed to have as much backfield potential as any team in the Southwest Conference, but the Porkers haven't tried all of their new split T They are untested ihe tricks formation. —., — ~ against a team of proven quality. Both schools have many of the same boys back from 1954. Arkansas has 22 lettermen who played the single wing in 1954 in a banner year. Twenty-four of the present Texas Christian players had a share in the Frogs' 4-6 season last year. Two others lettered in 1953. While Arkansas was the "most" in the Southwest Conference last year, the Frogs were the "almost" team. Coach Abe Martin's team lost five games by seven points or. less. On tlie other hand, most of Arkansas' victories were just as close. The beginning of a new conference campaign, the momentum built up during a championship season, and the publicity given star backs on both squads is ex pected to bring between 22,000 and 25,000 to Razorback Stadium. The weather, which was rather wet here early in the week, pro bably will determine whether the stadium is sold out. With the addition of some general admission seats, capacity is 25,000. Halfback Jim Swink of TCU and fullback Henry Moore of Arkansas arc the breakaway threats. Moore has more power and Swink is more deceptive; both have speek in an open field. Swink, who has 271 yards in two games, scored twice on long runs last week. Moore wenl 64 yards for a TD, the first time he carried in 1955. In addition to Swink, the Frogs have a power runner in 205-pounc Vernon Hallbeck and a slick quarterback in Charles Curtis. The only weakness of the TCU teams seems to be the ineffectiveness of its passing attack. The Frogs have completed only four in 18 attempts. Arkansas Coach Jack Mitchell has said that he believes ihe Frogs will move through the air if they find it necessary. The Razorback so far have displayed a less spectacular but a more balanced offense. There six capable ends to take tiie tosses of quarterbacks George Walker and Don Christian. Walker, Moore, Ronnie TJnder- ood and Joe Thomason again will man the first team backfield positions. Prestor, Carpenter, a fine all-around back last year, is sche- 7 Rooms -2i Baths - Beautiful 160' Let! sgi i^aHst'irt" " .•.» k- «jiWfv--^eiflK«iEr'»isiBfasi!&!r.. i .Vi*,*f. "..•• . . .; • .• ''.;<*•• • , . • •_• LIVING AREA 2245 Sq. Ft. PLUS SCREENED PORCH! PERFECT CONDITION — OVER 130 SQ. YDS. OF THE BEST CARPETING — DRAPES STORM WINDOWS — DISPOSAL — ECT. This Incomparable Lot Cannot Be Duplicated! FOR SALE AT A REDUCED PRICE BY Paps Unable to Handle Huge Whitehaven Squad, Lose 21-6 By HERB DUNN Courier New. Staff Writer WHITEHAVEN, Tenn. — The spirit was willing but the flesh was \yeak here last night as Blytheville's Junior High Papooses fell before a crushing ground attack by the Whitehaven Cubs, 21-6, in the Paps' first road game of the year. In absorbing their second straight loss from the oversized Tennessee eleven, the Paps, who were riddled both through the middle and around the ends in the first half, braced themselves valiantly in the last half to hold the rugged Cubs scoreless. Whitehaven, in extending its victory string which is now rolling into its third year, held the Paps scoreless in the last half also, and except for a Jan Jarrett-to-Jim Pulley touchdown pass that covered 30 yards, the Pap attack was turned back effectively. Late in the first half little Bobby Westbrook, who weighs about 125 pounds — with a couple of horseshoes in his pockets — pounced on a Whitehaven fumble at midfield to give Biytheville a golden opportunity to score. Jarrett again passed to Pulley down the • Cubs' 31 but the half ended before -the duled to run with sophomores hi the second unit—Christian, fullback Gerald Nesbitt and Donald Horton. With Carpenter ready to play, the Hogs will have ill their top It men in good shape with the exception of center Jerry Ford. He Is expected to play next week against Baylor. With Carpenter on the second team, the two backfield units will be near equal strenght. Also, it's a tribute to Underwood, who has performed well in the Porkers' victories over Tula* »nd Oklahoma A&M. The rrogs are favored by jeven points, although they have won only one game in Fayetteville in the past X and they have won only three of the last 10 hi the ierie«. The visitors will have a weight advantage of 10 pounds or more in the line. Quard Joe Williams, and tackle Don Cooper, both 210-pounders, sparked TCU's hard-charging line in the Texas Tech game. Guard Wayland Roberts, tackle Bill Fuller and end Teddy Souter represent strong points in the Arkansas line. Par* could score. First Quarter Scbre .Whitehaven struck pay dirt the first time late in the first quarter. Jerry Street took a handoff, smashed over tackle and rambled 27 yards for a touchdown. He bucked the center of the line for the extra point. In the second quarter Whtteha- ven's Ed James, who piled up a large chunk of the Cubs' rushing yardage, skirted left end and rambled 70 yards to a touchdown. After he broke into the secondary, three different Pap defenders had a shot at him but could not halt the speednlg halfback. Jim Pulley chased him for about 30 yards and made a lunge at his vanishing heels on the Paps' 10, but he was gone. After the Paps ran a series ofj plays and failed to gain, the Cubs I ran the punt back to midfield. James again satisfied his touchdown urge as be ran 50 yards for a score. The Paps' great adversary was a 290-pound defensive lineman, Ray Meador. This junior high giant stopped several Pap plays and •when Coach John Koidus' frustrated backfield tried to run around him, he turned the play into the path of other defenders. Gene Williams, the Paps' newly- acquired transfer student from ClarksdJle, Miss., who plays defensive tackle, was in Blytheville's line on the kickoff and he should help the team during the rest of the season. Wayne Logan, Whitehaven's bruising fullback, took charge in the last half and had it not been for penalties and fumbles, he would have scored. On one blast through the Pap line he carried three Papooses on his back for at least ten yards before they hauled him to the turf. Too, much weight, a greater depth of experienced reserve strength and alert play generally were more than the eager, but battered Pups could met and all weri fac- tors In the Whitehaven victory. Coach Jack Graninger termed it "the best game we've played this year." Biytheville POS. Whitehaven Burnett LE ... Pendergast H. Pulley LT Harvison , Wallace Bruce C LG Cooper Betts Williams , Manley .. Jarrett .. Stllwell .. Watson . J. Pulley , Sohm RO McHann RT RE QB LHB .... RHB FB . Gulp .. Tucker .. Farrell ... James ... Street Logan Score by Quarters: Biytheville 0 « 8 » — ( Whitehaven 714 0 0 — Jl Biytheville Substitutions — Nel«on, Westbrook. Dallas. Scoring: Biytheville — TD — J. Pulley. Whitehaven: TD — Jamei 2, Street. ; PAT — Street, James, Farrell. The yachting and rowing event* of the 1956 Olympic Games in Au«- tralia will be held on Lake Learmonth, a 1.400 acre body of fresh water near the city of Ballarat. It is 77 miles west of Melbourne. NOTICE Notice \f hereby given that Frank Orlgsby has made application for a Permit to place or park, a house trailer on Lot 7, Block 10, Richards Addition to the City of Biytheville, Arkansas. 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