Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on September 27, 1976 · Page 8
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Garden City, Kansas
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Monday, September 27, 1976
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Ex-Kansas Stater Shines in Pats' Win over Pitt Grogan: Wildcat to Wonder Boy of N FL By The Associated Press The meek inherited the earth — huge chunks of it at a clip. In Pittsburgh, Steve Grogan, the wonder boy of the National Football League, followed up his sensational performance of a week ago with an even greater one, against an even more menacing foe, to lead the baffling New England Patriots past the reeling Steelers 3027. In San Diego, young Dan Pouts, facing a St. Louis team which often seems to own the patent on explosiveness, unleashed a bunch of lightning bolts of his own as the oncelowly Chargers struck down the Cardinals 43-24. In Sunday's other games, Dallas outlasted Baltimore 30-27, Oakland edged Houston 1413, Buffalo beat Tampa Bay 14-9, Minnesota nipped Detroit 10-9, New Orleans downed Kansas City 27-17, Miami shut out the New York Jets 16-0, Cincinnati whipped Green Bay 28-7, Atlanta blanked Chicago 10-0, Denver clobbered Cleveland 44-13, San Francisco sank Seattle 37-21-and Los Angeles trimmed the New York Giants 24-10. Tonight it's Washington at Philadelphia. Patriots 30, Steelers 27 - When Jim Plunkett left New England for the homier cofines of the San Francisco Bay Area, the job of quarterbacking the downtrodden Patriots fell to young Steve Grogan, who had shown flashes of excellence last year. This year, he's shown almost nothing but excellence. After a downbeat start, a loss to * * r^ AMERICAN Eastern W Bait NEng Miami Buff NY Jets Central Cinci Hstn Pitts Cleve Western S Diego Oakld Denv Kan Cty Tpa Bay NATIONAL Eastern Dallas Wash S Louis Phila NY Gts Central Minn Chgo Dtrt GnBay Western L.A. S Fran N Orlns Atlnta .*' Stle College V-Ball Team Beaten r*> r* CONFERENCE Division L T Pet. PF PA 210 .667 82 70 210 .667 73 68 2 1 0 .667 60 51 1*'2 0 .333 38 51 030 .000 20100 Division 210 .667 72 42 210 .667 46 17 120 .333 86 75 1 2 0 .333 66 92 Division 3 0 01.000 96 40 300 1.000 69 62 210 .667 97 34 030 .000 54 81 030 .000 9 57 CONFERENCE Division 3 0 01.000 81 40 2 0 01.000 50 24 2 1 0 .667 83 48 110 .500 27 34 030 .000 34 63 Division 201 .800 60 28 2 1 0 •^67 r ..;38^5^y,. 1 2 0,^.333 ,35,;'30; ,' '•;0 3 O".0b0 2T '83 V " Division 201 .800 64 24 ,21 0 .667 75 54 1-2 0 .333 52 81 120 .333 34 63 030 ,000 52 81 •; '^^gWg^ *• <. ^i^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^l Grogan. . .his passe* pop Pittsburgh. Baltimore,..Grogari beat Miami by throwing for three touchdowns, and running for one. Ahh, the fans said. Just wait until he meets" the meanest defense of them all — Pittsburgh's. •; He met them Sunday, said howdy and did Garden Girls Lose 3 Matches Garden City High School girls volleyball team dropped three straight matches in a tournament in Great Bend Saturday. First loss was to McPherson. Score was 15-6, 15-7. Debbie Alpers scored seven of the 13 Garden City points. Next, Dodge City beat the Buffalo gals, 15-8, 15-6. Donna Perez took honors there with five of the 14 GCHS points. ,Last loss came at the hands of Great Bend, 15-7, 15-9. Gay Stone was high-pointer in that bout with six out of the GCHS 16. Next action for the girls will be Oct. 4 in Hays against the Hays High team. Expos' Morales Sets Pinch H k...,.«. SAN FRANCISCO < The Montreal Expo's'; rales, who set a major league season record for pinch hits with his 25th of the year last Thursday, was named today as the National League's Player of the Week. his thing all over again, throwing for two touchdowns and running for a third against the two-time Super Bowl champions. The Steelers built a 20-9 third-period lead before the roof caved in. The first crack came on Grogan's 38-yard TD pass to Russ Francis. When the Pats got the ball back, they got the lead for good on his 42-yarder to Darryl Stingley. Then he drove New England 80 yards for another touchdown, scoring it himself by stiff-arming tackle Mean Joe Greene and sweeping in from the six. It put New England on top 30-20. Terry Bradshaw's TD pass cut the lead to three points and Roy Gerela tried to cut it zero — but his try for a 48-yard field goal at the gun faded wide. ( Chargers 43, Cardinals 24 Fouts threw four touchdown passes — twice his entire 1975 output — against the Cardinals. Three of them came in the second-period, when the game was put out of reach. "We're 3-0 right now and it's been a long time since any Charger team started this way," said Fouts. The last time, in fact, was in 1968 when they finished at 9-5. They'd been going downhill ever since, including last year's horrendous 2-12 campaign. St. Louis led 10-6 going into the second period. Ten seconds later, though, the Chargers were on top via Rickey Young's three-yard run. And 14 seconds after that, the rout was on. Jerry Latin fumbled the ensuing kickoff, Rick Middleton recovered and Fouts hit Charlie Joiner on a 30-yard TD pass. Three * * * minutes later, Tom Graham recovered a fumble and Fouts found Dwight McDonald with a 44-yard TD bomb. And with 61 seconds to go in the half, Graham intercepted a pass to set up Fouts' 18-yard TD pass to McDonald. Cowboys 30, Colts 27 Efren Herrera's 32-yard field goal with three seconds left to play was the winner, but the real winner was quarterback Roger Staubach, who teamed with Drew Pearson on 14-yard and 16-yard passes — and got a more- than-helpfull pass-interference call against Baltimore to boot — to set up the winning kick. Raiders 14, Oilers 13 Mike Rae, virtually an untested NFL rookie when he started in Ken Stabler's place for Oakland, threw touchdown passes of nine and 33 yards to Cliff Branch. Bills 14, Bucs 9 Tampa Bay finally got on the Scoreboard — but not across the goal line. Three Dave Green field goals averted what might have been the Buccaneers' third straight shutout. Two Joe Ferguson touchdown passes — 58 yards to Bob Chandler and 15 yards to Reuben Gant — wer all Buffalo needed. Vikings 10, Lions 9 Chuck Foreman ran five yards for a tie- breaking touchdown and a 10-3 lead, then Minnesota slammed the door. With first and goal at the Minnesota one, the Lions failed to score. A few minutes later they did on Greg Landry's TD pass, but a hobbled snap on the extra point let the one-point lead stand up. * * * Saints 27, Saints 17 Hank Stram returned to Kansas City as' head man with New Orleans and celebrated with a victory. Tony Galbreath, who burst 74 yards for a touchdown in the first period, ran nine yards in the fourth for the TD that beat the Chiefs. Dolphins 16, Jets 0 Bob Griese's four-yard touchdown pass to Jim Mandich and Garo Yepremian's three field goals boosted Miami past the Jets, who fumbled four times and had a Joe Namath pass picked off. Bengals 28, Packers 7 Ken Riley intercepted a pass and ran it 53 yards for a touchdown, then Tom Casanova went 33 yards for a score with another theft to lead Cincinnati past the Packers. Falcons 10, Bears 0 A Haskel Stanback touchdown run, three plays after a Steve Schubert fumble at the' Chicago 17-yard line, was all the Falcons needed to beat the Bears. Bengals 44, Browns 13 Rick Upchurch returned punts 73 and 47 yards for touchdowns in Denver's romp over the Browns. 49ers 37, Seahawks 21 San Francisco's Jim Plunkett riddled Seattle's secondary for three first-half touchdowns, two of them to Gene Washington. Rams 24, Giants 10 Los Angeles rallied behind John Cappelletti's two touchdowns on a 10-yard run and a 32-yard pass from James Harris. KANSAS CITY (AP) — Hank Stram, in his ecstasy over beating the team that fired him 21 months ago, made only enfeebled attempts to disguise his inner feelings. "We didn't have any animosity," grinned Stram, whose dapper, rotund figure paced the sidelines here for 12 years as head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs. "We have nothing but a postive, optimistic attitude toward Kansas City." Stram's' vengeance was complete. His New Orleans Saints, the first team he has coached since getting dismissed by Kansas City, whipped the Chiefs, 27-17, for their first victory of the year. . Asked about calling time out j.with 14 seconds remaining to up a final touchdown after game was won, Stram said, "We wanted to get another touchdown." "That's what the game's all about. It was that kind of a situation..^ personal thing." Paul Wiggin, the Revenge for A Saint emotionally crushed Kansas City coach, was asked if he had any feelings about Stram's grabbing the last touchdown. "Yeah, I have some inside. But I don't have any for the press." "Some day, some way, we're going to get him for that," mumbled a Kansas City player. "That was a meaningless, vicious thing to do and you can tell him I said that. Tell him he's going to regret it." Stram also made currency . with a quote in a New Orleans newspaper last week. "There were some things in the paper in New Orleans that I didn't like," Stram said, "...about kicking my butt all over theistreets. my message today. .When you lose seven straight you should be careful what you say." "It was taken out of context," Wiggin said wearily. "What I meant was not literally kicking him but talking about the competitiveness of Garden City Community College womens volleyball team lost a pair of matches at Colby Saturday. In a double elimination tournament, the GCCC women dropped their first match to McCook, Neb., 15-2, 154) and their second to Seward County 15-10, 9-15 and 15-8. Leading Garden City setters were Teresa Dicker and Deanna Wilkerson, each with 38 sets during the play. Colleen Watson took honors as top spiker, with 10 spikes, and also as leading scorer with 10 points. The GCCC women are playing today in a triangular against Central College of McPherson and Cloud County Community College, at McPherson. Minnesota Saints Reacquire Center ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — the Minnesota Fighting Saints of the World Hockey Association reacquired veteran center Dave Keon Wednesday in a trade with the Indianapolis Racers. the game. He knows how I used it. He just took, advantage of it." Stram's final years at Kansas City were marked by a number of things, including his running hassles with middle linebacker Willie Lanier, who Wiggin has benched in favor of rookie Jimbo Elrod, and his colorful reference to money as "dead presidents." "I was very surprised they didn't use Lanier," he said. "They don't care about who they play as long as they keep those pictures of dead presidents running in here:" Wiggin, whose Chiefs are winless in three games, insisted there was no personal vendetta between him and Stram. "I don't know'Hank. He's never done anything to me.^I don't think." Before departing, the beaming Stram had one more comment, and one more slap, at the man who took his job. "There was that quote that Wiggins made about kicking my butt," he laughed. Wrong, Hank. It's Wiggin, without the "s." But you knew that. Saints-Chiefs Stat .... New Orleans 730 17—27 Kansas City 773 0—17 KC—Green 3 run (Stenerud kick). NO—Galbreath 74 run (Szaro kick). NO—FG Szaro 27. KC—Marshall 20 pass from Livingston (Stenerud kick). KC—FG Stenerud 27. NO—FG Szaro 26. NO—Galbreath 9 run (Szaro kick). NO—Childs 2 pass from Scott (Szaro kick). A—53,918 INDIVIDUAL . LEADERS RUSHING—New Orleans, Galbreath 14-146, Muncie 25126, Scott 1-13. Kansas City, Green 20-82, Lane 17-43, Livingston 5-32. RECEIVING—New Orleans, Herrmann 1-57, Galbreath 522, Childs 2-18. Kansas City, Mar-shall 4-75, Lane 4-46, White 1-20. PASSING—New Orleans, Scott 12-21-2, 126 yards. Kansas City, Livingston 10-170, 149; Adams 0-3-0, 0. PageS Garden City Telegram Monday, Sept. 27,1976 Cards Outline 'Agressive Plan' ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals have announced an "aggressive strategy plan" to rebuild their sagging fortunes in -the National League. August Busch Jr., president of the baseball club, received a vote of confidence Wednesday from the board of directors to undertake the plan, which embraces "player procurement and development, promotions and other strategies to improve the standing and viability of the Cardinals." , i- TJ}e4*ardinals haye skidded •to'f if th' : place in the National'; League East this season and home attendance has plunged by about 500,000. Busch said last week he would ask the board for $3 million or $4 million to seek free- agent players this fall, but there was no mention of money in a brief statement on the meeting. Snead Denies Miller 3rd Consecutive Kaiser Win CHALLENGER Ken Norton, left, and champion Mahammad Ali, face each other during a mock clash staged for the news media-outside Norton's" training camp at Grossinger, N.Y. The two heavyweights presumably will not be fooling Tuesday night when they face faeach other at New York's Yankee Stadium to determine who is the heavyweight champion of the world. (AP Photo) * * * Top Scores NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Final top scores and money-winnings Sunday in the $175,000 Kaiser International Open Golf Tournament on the 6.849-yard, par- 72 north course at the Silverado Country Club: J.C. Snead, $35.000 66-70-7(1-68—274 Johnny Miller, $16,188 (M-72-72-69—276 Gibby Gilbert, $16,188 66-74-65-71—276 Miller Barber, $8,225 69-70-67-71—277 Jack Ewing, $6,358 71-72-68-68—279 LynLott, $6,358 -70-67-70-72—279 Don Massengale, $6,358 72-70-70-67—279 Andy North, Ali Predicts Victory within Five Rounds LeeTrevino, Don January, Billy Casper, NEW YORK (AP) — "It hall not go five." Muhammad Ali talking. The subject: Ali's Tuesday night heavyweight championship title defense against Ken Norton. Both fighters rested today — their positions stated: Ali has predicted he will be a winner before the fight at Yankee Stadium enters the sixth round. Norton, only one of two men to beat Ali, has said he doesn't know when he will win but "I will make him quit.' "I made you sucker. I'm going to destroy you," Ali said Sunday at a final workout. He was talking to Bundini Brown, drafted to play the role of Norton as Ali staged a dressing rehearsal of how it will be when he meets Norton in the center of the ring before the opening bell rings Tuesday night. "I picture the crowd roaring," said Ali. "I picture the foxes (girls) in the front row. I picture Norton in the ring ... scared." Ali is the 8-5 favorite to win his third fight with Norton and keep the title and a date with the man who would be his next "big-money" opponent — George Foreman. Norton outpointed Ali and broke his jaw in winning a split 12-round decision March 311973. In a rematch Sept. 10, 1973, Ali won a split 12-round decison by taking the final round. "You must remember, those first two fights weren't for the championship said Ali, who closes his final workout with a familiar spiel shouted from the balcony of Bobby Gleason's Gym in midtown Mahattan: "Don't forget to buy tickets." The weather forecast was for no rain for the first fight in Yankee Stadium since Ingemar Johansson knocked out Floyd Patterson June 26, 1959. The last outdoor heavyweight championship fight in the United States was Sonny Liston's — Ali first won the title from Liston in 1964 — one-round knockout over Floyd Patterson Sept. 25, 1962 at Comiskey Park in Chicago. For his bringing big-time outdoor fighting back to the U.S. for Madison Square Garden, Inc., and Top Rank, Inc., Ali is guaranteed $6 million penses. plus $100,000 in ex- Hale Irwin, $6,163 69-72-70-69—280 $4,025 72-67-69-73—281 $4,025 65-71-73-72—281 $4,025 69-69-73-70—281 $4,025 71-71-69-70—281 NAPA, Calif. (AP) - "I don't think I want to be a superstar," J.C. Snead said after he'd denied Johnny Miller a third consecutive victory in the Kaiser International Open Golf Tournament. "I don't think I could stand it," said the big, easy-going nephew of the legendary Sam Snead. He'd just fashioned a solid, four-under-par 68 for a two-stroke victory over Miller. It was the second title of the season for J.C. and lifted him to fifth place on the season's money-winning list at $191,807. "I used to worry about it some. You know, about keeping the Snead name going for a little longer. And I'd get ticked off when I see all these other guys with their pictures on the front of magazines and in the papers. "And, you know, I'm hardly ever listed, not even among the fairly decent players. I know I'm not very charismatic. People don't follow me around. But I was trained that way. I was a good athlete in high school. Good in lots of sports. If I'd made a Miller. . .denied basket in basketball and started jumping up and down and patting myself on the back and saying, 'Hey, look how good I am,' the coach would have hit me up alongside the head. ,"But I still used to worry about it. I've won some tournaments. My stroke average isn't that bad. I've been on the last three Ryder Cup teams." Rams Misfire; Shocks Don't Capitalize FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Colorado State Coach Sark Arslanian had told the Rams all week that the fourth quarter of their game against Wichita State would be CSU's. It was. But, the Rams nearly gave it away, twice fumbling the ball away to give the Shockers possession inside the 40. However, WSU, hurt by injuries to quarterback Sam Adkins, failed to capitalize, missing two field goal attempts. "In order for us to have of- fensive consistency, we needed to establish ground control and our basic plan was to be conservative in the first quarter," Arslanian said after the 24-3 win, the first for the Rams this year in three starts. "We worked a lot during practice on the fourth quarter and we had told the players the fourth quarter would be ours and they believed us." The first quarter passed without either team scoring, although WSU drew first blood in the second with a 41-yard field goal by Kent Van Vleet. Then CSU quarterback Dan Graham, coming off an injury the week before against Brigham Young, got the Ram passing attack going, hitting several long gainers including a 16-yard strike to Mark Bell that helped set up the first of Mark Davis' two touchdowns. CSU took a 10-3 lead at half off a 34-yard field goal by Tom Drake which followed a fumble by the Shockers' Jeff Haney. The two teams traded possessions in the third' quarter, hampered by the steady rain that fell during the second and third quarter. "Our turf was like an ice- skating rink and it hurt the effectiveness of both teams," Arslanian said. The rain subsided by the final period and with the two CSU fumbles, WSU seemed to be in good position to tie the game at 10-10. "It was very obvious we could have won the game if we could have scored on some of our fumble recoveries," said WSU Coach Jim Wright. "We need to improve on that point. If you get breaks, you have to take advantage of them." In addition to an offense that rolled up 315 yards on the ground and 94 in the air, the Rams fielded a fiesty defense that allowed the Shockers only three yards rushing. Arslanian said, "I thought at times we played very well, especially on defense.

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