The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 10, 1954 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 10, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 195$ Chicks Open at Osceola Tonight; Paps Play Here Tribe Is Odds-On Favorite in Opener Blytheville High School's Chickasaws take off on a brand new football season at 8 o'clock tonight when they go up against Osceola's Seminoles at Hale Field in Osceola. The Chicks, who are odds-on favorites, are expected to take their opener with the Class B Seminoles without too much trouble. However, the Tribe is taking nothing- for granted. They realize that strange things can happen in opening games and they will be out to get Coach Russell Mosley's seventh season as head coach at Blytheville High School, off to a' running start. The Chicks wound up their pre- game practice with light limbering up drills under Haley Field's lights last night. Their anxiety ran high as they ran briskly through their drills and then they settled back today to await tonight's opening whistle. Undecided At Ends Coach Mosley announced at last night's practice session that he still has not settled on starters at the two end positions and probably wouldn't until game time. Ends have been Coach Mosley's biggest problem since the opening of pre-season practice as. practically all end candidates were lost to graduation. However, Mosley is decided on the other starters. The offensive backfield will probably be made up of Bobby Jones at blocking back, Co-Captain Danny Edgmon at right half, Charles (Bug) Abbott replacing the ailing Kennath Fisher at fullback and Freddie Akers at left half. Fisher will not see action tonight. He is recuperating from an appendectomy. In the forward wall the Chicks are set from tackle to tackle. Co- Captain John Fong and Allen Shanks, a couple of massive lettermen from last year's team, will be at tackles; letterman Jodie Hall will be at one guard with Jerry NaU probabjy filling the other and Danny Cobb, another letter winner, handling the center chores. Little Known About Osceola The Chicks, in all probability, will play under wraps as much as possible in tonight's game. Their offensive drills this week have been primarily on fundamentals which would indicate that Mosley plans to show no more of his offensive power than he has to. Richards, Sox Reported at Odds CHICAGO UP> — Manager Paul Richards and Vice President Chuck Comiskey of the Chicago White Sox today apparently failed to reach an agreement on a new contract. "Richards will remain the White ! Sox manager through 1954," young j Corniskey said after a meeting with his manager. "He will serve out his two-year contract with us. That's all I can say." "It looks like there will be good fishing during the winter." To all practical purposes every indication pointed to a rejection by Richards of a Comiseky contract which was believed to have been on the basis of two years, a boost in salary plus a bonus clause pinned on attendance over a million. Very little is known about Osceola. The Seminoles, who operate under the split-T, sport a fine ball handling quarterback in Wade Rogers, and, as on any split-T, he will be the key to their offense. A large throng of Blytheville rooters are expected to make the short trek to Osceola to see their favorite high school team in action. .Osceola school officials announced yesterday that the entire west stands of Hale Field are being reserved for Blytheville fans. The west stands will seat 1,500 or more. It was also announced that a limited number of reserved seats are being made available Blytheville fans. These will sold at the gate. to be Dorris, Legion Blank Kiwanis Little League's Top Hurler Ends Season With 8-0 Shutout Play in Blytheville's Little League wound up yesterday afternoon as the American Legion, behind the strong right arm of Doug Dorris, blanked the Kiwanis Club 8.-0 at Compress Park. Dorris, the league's "winningest" pitcher, threw the third strike by 12 Kiwanis hitters as he coasted to the victory. Dorris also helped his own cause at the plate, getting two hits and a walk in three times at bat and scored one run. The Legionnaires jumped on Kiwanis pitcher Jimmy Bruce for six hits but seven Kiwanis errors played a bigger part in the Legion's victory. The Legionnaires got one run in the first inning, two in the third and then pushed across five big ones in the fifth. The Kiwanians managed only two hits off Dorris, one in the first and one in the fifth innings. Only three times did they get more than one runner on base and only one man got as far as third. LEGION AB R H Plunkett rf ........... 221 Moore ss .............. 1 0 0 Lovelace 2b ............ 3 1 1 Dorris p .............. 2 1 1 Rounsavall c .......... 1 1 1 Craig 3b .............. 3 0 0 Wells Ib .............. 3 1 0 Lambert If ............ 3 1 Mullins cf ............. 2 1 Lopsided Scores Order of Night In Opening High School Games Totals 20 KIWANIS AB Webb Austin cf 2 Jones ss 1 Bruce p 2 Webb 3b 2 Stallings Ib 2 Hallman rf 1 J. Austin 2b 2 1 1 McDowell If Seay c R 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 H Totals 14 THE ORIGINAL T84G CABIN BOTTLE fuvrt of ike Gngltih, ^tfcmguage SIX YEARS OLD Keiser Whips Shawneel8-0 Yellow Jackets Get Win in First Game JOINER—Keiser's Yellow Jackets, one of the top rated "B" teams of District 3, started their 1954 season in winning form last night as they garnered an 18-0 win over Shawnee's'Indians here. Dixon got the Yellow Jackets rolling when he circled end on a pitchout 14 yards to pay dirt. The score was set up on the recovery of a fumbled punt. The outweighed and outmanned Indians battled the favored Yellow Jackets tooth and nail through the next two quarters but the visitors tore the game wide open with two quick touchdowns in the middle of the fourth period. Halfback R. Smith got the first one on a smash through center and end Girdley got the last one on the ancient statue of liberty play which carried 55 yards. The Indians were never in the game score-wise but considering their size and inexperience they played a good ball game. End LaForge was the defensive standout for the Indians. Next week the Indians do battle with West Memphis. ' -* By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The order for opening- night was lopsided scores, and the Big Seven teams came through with flying colors. Texarkana bowled over Hot Springs, 38-0, in the only Big Seven conference game scheduled for the opening week end. North Little Rock's Wildcats passed up scoring chances and still whipped Subiaco, 27-0. Most of the teams make their openings tonight. In the Big Seven Little Rock plays host to Treadway High of Memphis, El Dorado goes to Magnolia and Fort Smith entertains Van Buren. Pine Bluff's Zebras, the other Big Seven team, wait a week, opening the season at home against Jonesboro. Texarkana Wins At Texarkana the Razorbacks pummeled the hapless Hot Springs Trojans with the consistent punching power of two sustained drives derslice intercepted a Jimmy Messer pass and raced 47 yards to the end zone. In the fourth quarter, Jerry Dyer barreled through the middle of the line, broke free in the secondary, and raced 53 yards to the goal. N. Little Hock, 27 Subiaco 0 North Little Rock's Wildcats leaned on the passing arm of GET THE IDEA? — Here's how Blytheville's Chickasaws' starting lineup at Osceola tonight will compare to last year's crew which dropped but a single game. Gone from last year's starters are two ends, two tackles and two backs. Kenneth Fisher, who's at fullback in the above picture won't be playing tonight, leaving Danny Edgmon as the only backfield regular. John Fong at left tackle and Allen Shanks at right tackle round out the starters of '53. Headgears represent missing stars of last year. (Courier News Photo) Quarterback Graham for two touchdowns. Thompson Thompson passed to Gary Weed and Tommy Worrell for touchdowns. Thompson also scored one touchdown himself on a quarterback sneak. Don Brewer scored the other North Little Rock touchdown when he grabbed a Mike Cooney pass and ran 27 yards to the end zone. Newport's all-state halfback Billy McDonald scored on two long touchdown runs to lead the Greyhounds to a 27-6 victory over the Bald Knob bulldogs. McDonald ran 65 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter and later in the same and explosive long - range striking i pe riod he dashed 84 yards to score ability. Twice the Razorbacks marched down the field to score. In the first quarter they covered 65 yards in eight plays. Halfback Philip Du Val plunged over from the four for the touchdown. The Razorbacks moved 64 yards in ID plays in the second quarter with Bobby Studebaker scoring from the four. Twice Texarkana exploded for quick touchdowns from midfield. Just before the half, Kenneth Van- on a reverse play. Other Newport touchdowns were scored by Earle Rawlings and Bobby Jones. Johnny Blanton scored the only Bald Knob touchdown when he fell on a blocked punt in the end zone in the fourth quarter. Newport is champion of District 2AA. Football Scores By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS County Keiser 18, Shawnee 0 Osceola Juniors 25, Burdette 6 - State Texarkana 38, Hot Springs 0 North Little Rock 27, Subiaco 0 Dermott 21, Gould 0 Conway B team 12, Clinton 0 Dierks 38, Murfreesboro 0 Little Rock B team 13, England 7 Wynne 26, Marked Tree 13 Saint Anne's (Fort Smith) 13, Safe Boat Rule CHICAGO 151 — A formula has been developed by the Outboard Boating Club of America to establish safe load limits for small sports water craft. Known as "Stirling's Rule", the limit is 150 pounds for every 12 cubic feet of the internal volume of the boat. This new rule is designed to reduce hazards, especially in races. Dardanelle 0 Newport 27, Bald Knob I Juniors To Meet Jackson Blytheville football fans get their first taste of the fall sport at Haley Field tonight when their Junior High Papooses kick off their 1954 season with one of their toughest contests of the year in the form of Jackson, Tenn. Not only will tonight's contest mark the first .showing of a football team locally, but it also will be the first game of Coach Jimmy Fisher's return to football coaching — normally he's head man of senior basketball. Reasonably Strong The Papooses are expected to be reasonably strong again thi§ year, though they certainly are being put to the test early in opening with Jackson. The Papoose club will b* anchored by. a pair of scrappy guards — Steve McGuire and Slick Nel- Backing up this duo will be a backfield composed largely of veterans. Charles Coalter, who handled the quarterback spot for Bill McFarland's split-T last year, has his old job back. Ed Moore, a good all-around ball player, is returning at left half and James Pulley, who played a good bit of ball last year, is out for fullback and is doing a good job. Billy Ross is a good bet to hold down the other halfback spot. He's a fast little runner. One Big One Between these spots, Fisher finds some rather large question. marks. Harold Coleman is a big boy out for tackle and has shown strength, but is green. Here is a rundown on the Pap roster: McGuire, Nelson, Moore, Bobby Jayroe, Jerry Willford, Eddie Gillis, John Taylor, Jimmy Smith, Bobby Graham, Billy Hanley, Ray Jackson, Coleman, Coalter, Robert Brown; Joe Bratcher, Robert White, James Sadlin, Carl Akers, Bobby Westbrook, Herbert Baxter, Pulley, Bobby Wilson, Bob Dallas; Jimmy Fong, Bobby Peek, Kenneth Peters, Mike Boyett, Jerry Polsgrove, Richard Combs, Gene Graham; Phillip Riggs, Jimmy Baxter, Harold Pulley, Billy Boone, Larry Anderson, J. B. Fisher, Jimmy Lendennie, Ross . Read Courier News Classified Ads Now you con re-power your FORD Car or Truck with an RECONDITIONED FORD ENGINE! 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