Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on September 20, 1976 · Page 7
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Scoreboard EAST By The Associated Press NATIONAL LEAGUE NFL Games Turn on Fraction of Time W Phila Pitts New York Chicago St. Louis Montreal L 59 63 70 81 81 97 Pet. .601 .574 .530 .460 .456 .345 GB 4 10% 21 WEST 38 Cincinnati Los Ang Houston San Fran San Diego Atlanta W 96 84 75 70 68 66 L 55 66 77 82 83 86 Pet. .636 .560 .493 .461 .450 .434 GB 11% 21% 26% 28. 30% AMERICAN LEAGUE New York Baltimore Cleveland Boston Detroit Milwkee EAST 92 55 81 68 76 73 73 76 67 81 63 85 .626 — .544 12 .510 17 .490 20 '.453 25% .426 29% 6 11 18% 19 24% AMERICAN LEAGUE Sunday's Results Cleveland 5-3, Baltimore 4-2, 2nd game 13 innings Boston 6, Detroit 1 Kansas City 6, Chicago 5 New York 2, Milwaukee 1, 5% innings, rain Minnesota 7, California 5 Texas 9-3, Oakland 1-13 Tuesday's Games Milwaukee at Boston, 2, (tn) Baltimore at New York, (n) Cleveland at Detroit, (n) Oakland at Kansas City, (n) Minnesota at Chicago, (n) WEST Kan City 87 63 .580 Oakland 81 69 .540 Minnesota 77 75 .507 Californ 69 82 .457 Texas 68 82 .453 Chicago 63 88 .417 NATIONAL LEAGUE Sunday's Results Chicago 1, Philadelphia 0 St. Louis 9-0, Montreal 7-1 New York 7, Pittsburgh 6 Houston 3-3, San Diego 2-2 Los Angeles 8, Atlanta 1 Cincinnati 5, San Francisco 2 Tuesday's Games Pittsburgh at Chicago St. Louis at Philadelphia, (n) New York at Montreal, (n) San Diego at Cincinnati, (n) Atlanta at Houston, (n) Los Angeles at San cisco, (n) By The Associated Press When you're working in the National Football League, that single tick of the Scoreboard clock can seem like an eternity. Try to measure a 10th of a second ... an instant of time divided into its smallest fraction. It is the difference between reaching the quarterback and missing him. Baltimore defensive end John Dutton knows all about it after the Colts' 28-27 victory over Cincinnati. Detroit Coach Rick Forzano deals in minutes. He was told before Sunday's game against Atlanta that his job was on the line. Win or else. With four minutes to play against Atlanta, the Lions were not winning. Then a rally that included a touchdown pass to linebacker Ed O'Neil on a fake field goal carried Detroit to a 24-10 victory. Elsewhere Sunday, it was: New England 30, Miami 14; Washington 31, Seattle 7; Philadelphia 20, New York Giants 7; Houston 13, Buffalo Fran- 3; San Diego 23, Tampa Bay 0; Pittsburgh 31, Cleveland 14; Cincy Cinches Tie; Pulling for Dodgers St. Louis 29, Green Bay 0; Dallas 24, New Orleans 6; Denver 46, New York Jets 3; Chicago 19, San Francisco 12; and Los Angeles 10, Minnesota 10, in an overtime tie. Oakland plays at Kansas City tonight. Lions' owner William Clay Ford met with Forzano and Detroit General Manager Russ Thomas last week and made it clear that their jobs were on the line against Atlanta. "Yes," admitted Ford, "the ultimatum followed from that." With the score tied 10-10 and 3:57 to play, the Lions set up for a field goal. Instead, holder Joe Reed threw a 32- yard touchdown pass to O'Neil. Then, rookie James Hunter returned an interception 39 yards for another TD and Forzano and Thomas were safe — for one more week, at least. Dutton and the rest of the Colts' defense had started Sunday's gaitfei' chasing Cincinnati quarterback Ken Anderson, qne<:of. the NFL's premier passers. For most of Ston^street Crew a Winner A team captained by Ron Stonestreet captured, the first place prize at the Sunday Garden City Country Club captain and crew golf, tournament. the first half, Anderson was winning the chase, completing nine of 14 passes for 138 yards and one touchdown. But then the Bengal passer was leveled by linebacker Stan White and forced to leave the game. John Reaves replaced him and Dutton noticed the change right away. * "Ken going out made a big difference," said Dutton. "It was a big relief for us. We had about one tenth of a second more time to get to Reaves when he was in there." The game turned on that fraction of time. Reaves completed just three of 10 attempts and by the time Anderson returned, Bert Jones had pulled the Colts back, passing for 301 yards and three TDs to Roger Carr. Early in the game, Anderson reached 1,500 passes for his NFL career and took over first place in the league's alltime quarterback table. But then he ran into White and out of the game. Roosevelt Leaks' fourth quarter touchdown from two yards out and Toni Linhart's conversion put Baltimore in front. Finally, with less than five minutes left, Anderson returned. He threw five more passes, connecting on three for 45 yards but it was too late. The Colts had won ... by one point and a couple of lOths of some seconds. Rams 10, Vikings 10 Rich Kay picked off Fran Tarkenton's pass at the goal line with 1:04 left in overtime to save Los Angeles' tie in Minnesota. The Rams had bounced back with 10 fourth-quarter points to tie the game but then Nate Allen blocked Tom Dempsey's 30-yard overtime field goal try and the Vikes moved downfield. Tarkenton got them to the 11 before Kay's interception halted the drive. Patriots 30, Dolphins 14 Quarterback Steve Grogan threw three TD passes as New England shocked Miami. Gro-. gan completed 16 of 27 passes for 166 yards. Bears 19, 49ers 12 Walter Payton rushed for 144 yards and two touchdowns, leading Chicago past San Francisco. Redskins 31, Seahawks 7 Billy Kilmer threw three TD passes as Washington walloped Seattle. But Kilmer called the Redskin ground production of 273 yards the key to the victory. Mike Thomas accounted for 143 of those yards. Steelers 31, Browns 14 Pittsburgh scored all its points in the second half after trailing Cleveland 14-0 at the intermission. Jack Ham blocked a punt and then two Cleveland fumbles keyed a 17-point Steeler third quarter that triggered the victory. Oilers 13, Bills 3 Houston beat Buffalo for the ninth straight time with Don Hardemano's 19-yard run providing the game's only TD. O.J. Simpson, playing his second game in six days after sitting out training camp, gained just 38 yards in 16 carries. Cowboys 24, Saints 6 Roger Staubach completed 15 of 22 passes for 239 yards and Dallas overcame some early errors to whip New Chiefs, Raiders on Tube; No Time to Panic: Wiggin By The Associated Press The Cincinnati Reds are pulling for their closest competitors — the Los Angeles Dodgers — to win. "We don't want to come to the ballpark Wednesday having won it because San Francisco beat the Dodgers," said Cincinnati's Pete Rose. The Reds clinched a tie for the National League West Division crown Sunday by defeating San Francisco 5-2. The victory moved Cincinnati to within one victory — or one Los Angeles loss —.of winning its fifth West Division title in seven years. But Rose said the Reds want to wrap up the title with a victory Tuesday night at home against San Diego. In other NL games Sunday, the Chicago Cubs edged Philadelphia 1-0, the New York Mets nipped Pittsburgh 7-6, Los Angeles crushed Atlanta, 8-1, Houston swept a pair from San Diego by 3-2 scores, and Montreal and St. Louis split a doubleheader, St. Louis winning the first 9-7 and Montreal taking the nightcap 1-0. Rose slammed three doubles to boost his average to .329, tying him for third best in the league, 13 percentage points behind leader Bill Madlock of Chicago. While Rose, celebrating his 33rd birthday, slammed three straight doubles, Gary Nolan, 13-9, survived a shaky start, then retired 16 straight batters to give the Reds their victory. Nolan and Rawley Eastwick teamed up for a four-hitter as Eastwick recorded his 24th save of the season, tops in the majors. Buff Jayvees To Play Dodge Garden City High School- junior varsity grid squad will meet the Dodge City jayvee team at 7 p.m. here this evening. The Buffalo B-team won its first outing of the season last week, beating the Great Bend B-squad 6-0. Dodgers 8, Braves 1 Bill Buckner's four hits, including a two-run homer, provided the firepower as Tommy John hurled a six-hitter to lead Los Angeles to its victory over Atlanta. John, 10-10, extended his string of scoreless innings to 13 before the Braves scored in the fifth. Dick Ruthven, 1316, was the loser. Mets 7, Pirates 6 Dave Kingman drove home five runs with two homers and a sacrifice fly and Ed Kranepool's pinch single plated the winning run as New York edged Pittsburgh. Of Pittsburgh's six losses in their last 24 games, four have been to the Mets. Kingman now has 37 home runs, tops in the majors. Omar Moreno and Willie Stargell -s ihad two-run, homers for Pittsburgh. Cubs i, runs u A home run by Jerry Morales and Ray Burris' seven-hit pitching carried the Chicago Cubs over Philadelphia. It was the Phillies' 19th loss in their last 25 games. But with Pittsburgh also losing, the Phils retained their four-game lead in the NL East. Astros 3-3, Padres 2-2 Jerry DaVanon's single scored Wilbur .Howard with the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning of the first game, and Clif Johnson drove home two runs in the nightcap as Houston swept a pair from San Diego by identical scores. Cardinals 9-0, Expos 5-1 The Cards' Ted Simmons slammed a bases-loaded triple to key a five-run rally in the ninth inning of the opener. Veteran Woodie Fryman checked St. Louis on three hits and Ellis Valentine slammed a run-scoring double as the Expos won the nightcap. Stonestreet's team of D. Renick, F. Oldweilder and R. Craig were 20 strokes under par. The net 56 strokes for 18 holes of golf was the best of the day. Tied for second, third and fourth at 18 strokes under par were teams of captain Max Ladner and his crew of L. Lyman, P. Rupp and W. Johnson; captain Gordon Gimple and three crew members G. Purnell, B. Minter and D. Gillen and captain Kenneth Bourne and R. Martin, E. Cox and R. Belcher. In fifth place at 17 strokes under par was a team captained by Kent Nanninga and J. Rice, R. Valenzuela, and L. J. Heineman. ' • •\-&^ ; - : '-« • In sixth place at 15 under par was captain John Hawk and P. Dick, J. Benson and J. Soldner. KANSAS CITY (AP) — In Paul Wiggin's opinion, the hulking figure of Charles Philyaw tells you a lot about the Oakland Raiders. Wiggin saw the 6-8, 270- pound Raider rookie in last year's Senior Bowl, "and he was just a hunk of raw material standing out there." "They took a chance on him and probably figured on bringing him around slowly for a year or two. But injuries in their defensive line forced them to use him this year and it looks like he's turning into a quality player for them. There's a mystique about the Raiders. They're a unique organization." The powerhouse Raiders, who decked the defending world champion Pittsburgh Steelers in their season opener, 31-28, invade Arrowhead. Stadium, tonight, for a nationally televised kickoff against Wiggin's Kansas City Chiefs. About 50,000 are expected for the 9:05 p.m. EDT kickoff. The Chiefs, groping through the infant stages of what could be a long and painful rebuilding program, are the definite underdog after dropping their opener, 30-16, to the San Diego Chargers, who were last year's NFL doormat at 2-12. "I don't think it's time for us to panic," Wiggin said after the Chargers crushed the Chiefs with 467 yards total offense. "I just don't think we are in need of throwing the whole thing out the window and starting from scratch." Wiggin will open with Mike Livingston at quarterback and MacArthur Lane and Woody Green at running back. Livingston netted 236 yards passing against the Chargers, but suffered three drive-killing interceptions and turned over the ball again on a fumble. .. "In spite of .three. jtfter- '. c'eptiorispT don't; tmhkfMike was totally at fault," Biggin said. "In fact, he played fairy well." Oakland's poised Ken Stabler, who blitzed the Steeler defense for 324 aerial yards, was nursing a sore knee last year when the Chiefs stunned the Raiders in Arrowhead, 42-10. The Raiders came into that game 3-0 while the Chiefs were 0-3 and Wiggin says, in retrospect, "that was probably the biggest upset of the year last season." "I'm sure they'll use that game as a psychological ploy," Wiggin said. "They're good at those kind of things." Joining Stabler in the Raider backfield will be Clarence Davis and Mark van Eeghen. The wide receiver, Fred Biletnikoff and Cliff Branch, are two of the best in the business. Defensively, Raider boss John Madden may open with Philyaw and Otis Sistrunk at ends and Dave Rowe and Jeff Winans at tackle. If the Raiders lineup in a three-man alignment, as they did against the Steelers, Rowe becomes the noseguard. Page 7 Garden City Telegram Monday, September 20,1976 Orleans. Cardinals 29, Packers 0 Jim Bakken kicked five field goals and St. Louis' defense recovered four fumbles and made three interceptions to beat Green Bay. Bakken's kicks came from 28, 41, 32, 30 and 26 yards and Cards turned in their first shutout in 79 games. Chargers 23, Buccaneers 0 Tampa Bay absorbed its second straight shutout with Toni Fritsch kicking field goals of 48, 48 and 22 yards for San Diego. Fritsch also missed from 24, 45 and 47 and was unhappy with his .500 day. "There's no excuse when you miss inside the 30-yard line," he said. Eagles 20, Giants 7 Beaten in six straight preseason games and its regular season opener, Philadelphia rebounded against New York. Mike Boryla passed for one TD and ran for another against the winless Giants. Broncos 46, Jets 3 Denver set a club record with 543 yards of total offense against the hapless Jets. The Broncos bunched 23 points in the second period and quarterback Steve Ramsey described the offensive show as "spectacular." ' * * * Pro Football Standings American Conference Eastern Division Bait Miami N. Eng Buff NY Jets W 2 1 1 0 0 L 0 1 1 2 2 Central Hstn Cleve Pitts Cinci 2 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 Western S Diego Oakld Denv Kan Cty Tpa Bay 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 T Pet. PF PA 0 0 0 0 0 1. 000 500 500 000 000 55 44 43 24 20 40 35 41 43 84 Division 0 0 0 0 1. 000 .500 .500 .500 33 72 59 44 3 48 45 35 Division 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 .500 .000 .000 53 31 53 16 0 16 28 20 30 43 NATIONAL CONFERENCE Eastern Division ^^ • _ ^^^^ ^^ — — -—-- — -. *W» 11J& \ftVV £J.lll. A.JJLS A IVlWrkUlli vyw*fc**4II»J a £S\S*t?W,M **v-li M*«* IIWUV^MMA MI Sports In Brirf card Pressure Wilts Packers GOLF MASON, Ohio — Ben Crenshaw joined Hubert Green as the only three-time winner on the 1976 pro golf tour, fired a four-under-par 66 to win the $150,000 Ohio King's Island Open by one stroke over Andy North. PORTLAND, Ore. — Donna Caponi Young sank a short birdie putt on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff with Clifford Ann Creed to win the $45,000 Portland Classic golf tournament. CHIBA, Japan — Japan's Jumbo Ozaki birdied the last hole for a final-round 72 and a one-stroke victory over Lu Liang-Huan of Taiwan in the Sanpo Open Golf Championship. TENNIS WOODLANDS, Tex. — Topseed Brian Gottfried and Raul Ramirez defeated Phil Dent and Alan Stone 6-1, 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 and won the $100,000 U.S. Professional Doubles > Tennis Championships. ATLANTA — Virginia Wade of Great Britain came from behind to beat Holland's Betty Stove 5-7,7-5, 7-5 and win the singles title of the $75,000 U.S. Tennis Association National Womens Indoor Tennis Championships. AUTO RACING DOVER, Del. — Cale Yarborough, averaging 117.74 miles an hour in his Chevrolet, took the checkered flag 7.2 seconds ahead of Richard Petty and won the Delaware 500 stock car race. FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — Al Holbert breezed to an easy victory in Road Atlanta's 310-mile Camel GT race, virtually clinching the 1976 Camel GT point championship worth $15,000. We Now Have Our Supply of DUREX YEAR-ROUND ANTI-FREEZE & COOLANT In Stock. See Us Today For Your Year-Round Protection. STANDARD SUPPLY 1st & Fulton Garden City 275-9101 ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals had waited too long to let such a moment pass. The National Football League team, accustomed to having its defense subjected to ridicule, blanked the Green Bay Packers 29-0 Sunday and afterward savored the accomplishment. "That's it. That's the Green, Supersonics Agree on Contract SEATTLE (AP) — Forward Mike Green, a first-round draft choice of the Seattle SuperSonics in 1973 who played the past three seasons in the American Basketball Association, has agreed to a series of oneyear contracts with the Sonics. Bill Russell, coach and general manager of the National Basketball Association team, accounced the signing of the 6-foot-10 Green on Monday. Terms were not announced. defense we've been talking about," Marvin Upshaw, the right tackle along a rebuilt Cards line, declared. "We've got a good defense," Upshaw maintained. 1 "I thought so in training camp, and I was convinced today by what happened." St. Louis' shutout, its first in 79 regular and postseason games since November, 1970, was not achieved without Green Bay's assistance. But a holdover from the last Cards unit to register the feat, linebacker Larry Stallings, took exception to an inference alluding to his teammates' abilities. "It was a good effort," said Stallings, whose contributions to the victory included two solo tackles and assists on two others. "And yet an out-of-town writer had the nerve to come up and ask me, 'How come you guys were so good today and so bad last week?'" St. Louis, scared during the fourth quarter of a 30-24 triumph over the Seattle Sea- hawks during opening week, suffered no similar letdown against Green Bay. By contrast, the Packers buckled under increasing Cards pressure and surrendered four fumbles in addition to suffering three pass interceptions. Jim Bakken's second of five field goals established a 6-0 St. Louis lead six • plays after quarterback Lynn Dickey fumbled away a Green Bay center snap in the opening quarter. Three quarters later three additional Packer fumbles and two Dickey interceptions had led to 20 additional Cards points. Bart Starr, the coach of Green Bay, voiced displeasure with Green Bay's offensive mistakes but also saluted a "defense you could actually be proud of." Until Terry Metcalf and Steve Jones churned two and three yards for late touchdowns, Starr noted, St. Louis' only points had come on Bakken's kicks. More distressing to Starr was an inept Packer offense which gained only 131 yards and failed to advance beyond the Cards' 38-yard-line. "We didn't play as an offensive unit," the disappointed Dickey said. "We're just going to have to take a long look at ourselves. It's the whole unit. We're just going to have to snap out of it." S Louis Wash Dallas Phila NYGts 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 Central Chcgo Minn Dtrt Gn Bay 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 Western L.A. SFran Stle Atlnta N Orlns 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 2' 0 0 0 0 0 1, ,000 1.000 1 .000 .500 .000 59 50 41 27 24 24 24 13 34 39 Division 0 1 0 0 1 .000 .750 .500 .000 29 50 27 14 15 19 20 55 Division 1 0 0 0 0 .750 .500 .000 .000 .000 40 38 31 24 15 24 33 61 54 64 Sunday's Results. New England 30, Miami 14 Washington 31, Seattle 7 Philadelphia 20, New York Giants 7 Houston 13, Buffalo 3 San Diego 23, Tampa Bay 0 Pittsburgh 31, Cleveland 14 Detroit 24, Atlanta 10 Baltimore 28, Cincinnati 27 St. Louis 29, Green Bay 0 Dallas 24, New Orleans 6 Los Angeles 10, Minnesota 10, tie Denver 46, New York Jets 3 Chicago 19, San Francisco 12 Monday's Game Oakland at Kansas City (n) YOUTH BOWLING LEAGUES Starting Saturday, Sept. 25th JR. 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