Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on October 4, 1976 · Page 3
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Garden City, Kansas
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Monday, October 4, 1976
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Defense Shines as Busters Rope Broncs 23-8 ^B . ByJIMTOMAYKO ROSWELL, N.M. — Garden City Community College Broncbusters lived up to their nickname here Saturday night, taming the host New Mexico Military Institute Broncs 23-8. Buster head mentor Moe Cotter had high praise for his defensive unit which held the losers scoreless until 10:11 remained in the final quarter. He pointed out that the Institute was the "best team we've played this year," and that the main difference between last season's Broncs who beat Garden 32-7 and this team was the lack of superior running backs. The Bronc offensive front is still their most formidable weapon and had been opening holes for the two small backs to the tune of 240 yards per game. Ben Barnett, a 5' 9", 185- pound Roswell native, had been averaging more than 100 of those yards. Saturday, he was limited to just 29 by the outstanding play of the Buster interior defensive unit. Three frosh linemen were cited by Coach Cotter for outstanding play up front: Kent Robinette of Bethalto, GARDEN CITY linebackers, Doug Streit, left, and Tim Carver, won plaudits for shutting down option plays by New Mexico Military. Scoreboard By The Associated Press NATIONAL LEAGUE EAST W. L Pet. GB x-Phila 101 • 61 .623 — x-Cinci Pitts 92 70 .568 WEST W L Pet. GB 102 60 .630 — 111., Darrell Oakley of Wichita and Jerry Madlung of Layfayette, Ind. The trio averages 236 pounds yet faced players an average 30 pounds heavier. Shutting off the option plays run by Bronc quarterback Mitch Plummer were linebackers Doug Streit from Salina and Tim Carver, a New York City product. Those five middle men were praised for their "mobility and aggressiveness" in holding the Institute to 68 yards on the ground — a fourth of its usual quota. Offensively, Garden City restored the balance to its attack by netting 236 yards rushing and 88 in the air. Broncbuster running backs Terry Cornelius and Robert Robertson found the early going pretty tough, but as the game opened up in the second half they tacked on some long carries to total 97 and 123 yards respectively. It was Ro'bertson's fourth game over 100 yards this year. Ronn Reynolds, the frosh signal-caller from Wichita, hit seven of 15 passes. Three catches were by Mike Friede for a total 49 yards and two by slotback Erron Dillingham for 25. Both were key first downs. Garden received the opening kickoff and got a first down on a Reynolds-to-Friede 25-yarder that Friede caught dancing on the out-of-bounds stripe. But the Busters were stopped and Ryan Engle booted the first of his six punts. New Mexico got the ball on its 18-yard line and spent 12 plays driving to the Garden 25 before being forced to try a field goal. Clyde Mack's 42- yard attempt was off to the right and the Busters got to start again from their 20. Helped by an illegal procedure penalty and the first of Dillingham's receptions, the Busters made it to the Bronc 18 in 12 plays. Reynolds was carrying the ball on a keeper when it was jarred loose and recovered by the Institute on its own 12. Two plays later the Broncs gave the ball right back when Plummer lost it on an option carry and Kirby Vernon fell on it for the visitors on the New Mexico 11. Garden was unable to get any closer than the nine on the next series and Engle booted a 27-yard field goal, his first of the year, with just seven seconds left on the first quarter clock. New Mexico and Garden exchanged punts (Engle hit a 55-yarder) on the two possessions after the ensuing kickoff. The Broncs were passing from their own 25 on the third series when Robert Hanks picked off the toss on the Garden 42. It took 12 plays to cover the 58 yards to the goal line, the Busters scoring from the two with 6:38 remaining in the half. The entire drive was on the ground, offensive coach Fayne Henson alternating Cornelius and Robertson, the latter making the tally. It was the Ohioan's seventh touchdown this season. Engle added the point after, and the score was 10-0. The half ended after another exchange of punts and a New Mexicor drive to the Garden 49. Ron Lipsey of Kermit, Tex., replaced Plummer at the start of the second half but at first held to the same plan of keeping the ball on the ground. The Broncs'got a first down on a 12-yard draw by Greg Hall and kept possession for just six plays before punting. Garden could do nothing on the next series and punted back. Lipsey began to loosen up the attack by going to the air or rolling out himself. He completed his first throw to split end Steve Hesser for six yards and ran twice for 15 yards. The New Mexico drive went from the Garden 35 to the 20 before a sack by Jerry Madlung dumped the Broncs to the 27. A 43-yard field goal attempt by Mack was short. Buster offensive players then ground out a nearly seven minute drive 80 yards in 16 plays that ended early in the fourth stanza. A mix of passing and running kept the thrust going: Dillingham made his second first down catch, Robertson burst 16 yards for his longest carry, and Friede hauled in a 15-yard aerial on the Institute seven. Two plays later Reynolds scored by running four yards up the middle and Garden went to a 16-0 lead as Engle missed the conversion kick. But the game was far (from sewed up. After yet another exchange of punts the Broncs THREE BUSTER freshman linemen were cited by Coach Moe Cotter for outstanding started from their 34. Lipsey and Hesser ate up chunks of territory as the split end caught 13, 26, and nine yard passes that got the home team to the Garden 19. Hall went four yards • and then Barnett sprung a 15-yard scoring run. Lipsey hit Barnett for the two-point conversion and with 10:11 left to play New Mexico was just a touchdown and extra points away from the tieing score, 16-8. However, Garden managed to eat up a lot of time on a 12- play possession. Finally forced to punt from the Institute 33 yard line, Engle kicked the ball straight up and it was downed just inside the 10. On the next play Hall tossed a halfback pass into the arms play. They! are, from left, Kent Robinette, Darrell Oakley and Jerry Madlung. of Marty Hanks, Robert's Pratt and 23-8 in Saturday's brother, who returned the, game. interception to the New New Mexico slips to 1-4. Next week the Busters resume Jayhawk Juco Conference play against second- ranked Dodge City in a game to be played at Dodge. Garden stood pat at 2-1 in the Conference while Dodge Mexico 42. Game-cinching touchdown came 11 plays later when Willis Thompkins, the 6' 3", 271 pound tackle from New York blew open a hole for Calvin Hill for four yards. Engle added the kick and the Buster led 23-8 with 1:15 left in the game. Thus three of the four Garden scores were set up by Bronc miscues. New Mexico tried nine passing plays before the game ended, completing one to Hesser for 15 yards and a screen to Hall for 12, but most of that was erased by a" 19- yard loss on a sack. The win made Garden's season record 3-2, all three victories in a row: 35-0 over Cowley County, 27-10 against was beating Cowley 21-0 for its fifth straight win. Garden New City First Downs 22 Rushing Yardage 236 Passing Yardage 88 Total Offense Passing Punts Penalties Fumbles Garden City New Mexico 324 7-15-0 6-41 Mexico 14 68 132 200 10-27-2 5-43 yard avg. 5-45 7-52 2-1 1-1 370 13—23 000—8 New York 86 76 .531 15 Chicago 75 87 .463 26 •St. Louis 72 90 .444 29 Los Ang 92 70 .568 10 Houston 80 82 .494 22 88 .457 28 89 .451 29 San Fran 74 San Diego 73 Grogan's Gang Still Looks Unbeatable AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST 97 88 81 83 74 66 62 74 78 79 87 95 .610 .537 .509 .512 .460 .410 — 10'a 16 15' 2 24 31 x-Kan City Oakland Minnesota California Texas Chicago WEST 90 87 85 76 76 64 72 74 77 86 86 97 .556 .540 .525 .469 .469 .398 — 2'l! 5 14 14 25 'a Montreal 55 107 .340 46 Atlanta 70 92 .432 32 x-N.Y. Baltimore Cleveland Boston Detroit Milwkee AMERICAN LEAGUE Saturday's Results Boston 1, Baltimore 0 Minnesota 3, Kansas City 2 New York 6-4, Cleveland 5-3 Detroit 4, Milwaukee 1 Oakland 9, California 8, 14 innings Texas 5, Chicago 4, 10 innings Sunday's Results Boston 3, Baltimore 2, 15 innings Minnesota 5, Kansas City 3 Detroit 5, Milwaukee 2 Texas 3, Chicago 0 California 1, Oakland 0 NATIONAL .LEAGUE. Saturday's Results Pittsburgh 8, St. Louis 0 Atlanta 3, Cincinnati 0' Chicago 3, Montreal 1 Houston 10, San Francisco 1 Philadelphia 7, New York 4 San Diego 4, Los Angeles 1 Sunday's Results Pittsburgh 1-1, St. Louis 0-0 Philadelphia 2, New York 1 Cincinnati 11, Atlanta 1 Chicago 8, Montreal 2 San Diego 3, Los Angeles 2 Only games scheduled REGULAR SEASON ENDS- Busy Weekend ForJCNetters Garden City Community College womens tennis team saw plenty of 'action this weekend with a tournament in Great Bend Friday and a dual meet in McPherson Saturday. Friday's tournament at Barton County Junior College saw Garden City place third out of the five teams competing. Team standings were: 1st — Hutchinson, 19 points; 2nd — Barton County, 15 points; 3rd — Garden City, 7 points; and tied for 4th — Dodge City and McPherson, 4 points each. Garden City individual records at the tournament were: Tamie McVey, 3-1; Pam Dielman, 0-4; Brenda Boone, 1-3; Lana Baier, 2-2; Vera Barnes, 1-2; and Kathy Herod, 0-2. At McPherson, the GCCC squad lost a close dual to Central College of McPherson, 5-4. In singles action, Garden City won three and lost three. In doubles, McPherson took Garden City 2-1. Results in Ihe singles matches- McVey, G.C.. over Judy ,'Freelend. McPherson. 6-2. 2-6. 6-3; Dielman. G.C.. over Diane Fitzpalrick. McPherson. 6-4. 4-6. 7-5; Boone. G.C.. over Beth Burge. McPherson. 6-3, 3-6. 6-0; Cindy Kletke. McPherson. over Baier. G.C., 6-2. 7-5- Tammy Raddalz. McPherson. over Barnes, G.C.. 4-6, 6-1. 6-0; and Carol Mudge. McPherson over Herod. G C 4, 6. 6-2. 6-2. Doubles results: McVey-Boone, G C over Burge-Fitzpatrick, McPherson, 7-6. 0-6. 6-3; Freelend-Kletke. McPherson, over Dielman-Baier, G.C., 6-2. 6-1; and Bicknese-Raddalz, McPherson. over Barnes-Herod. G.C.. 6-4, 6-3. Next action (or the GCCC women will be their last for the fall season. That will be a triangular Wednesday at Fort Hays Kansas State College. Teams there will be GCCC, Fort Hays State and Dodge City. * * * Pro Football At a Glance AMERICAN CONFERENCE Eastern Division. W L T Pet. PF PA N.Eng 3 1 0 .750121 85 Bait 310 .750 124 87 Buff 2 2 0 .500 88 69 Miami 220 .500 88 82 NY Jets 040 .000 26117 Central Division Hstn 3 1 0 .750 77 43 Cinci 3 1 0 .750 117 66 Pitts 1 2 0 .333 86 75 Cleve 1 3 0 .250 89 137 Western Division Denv 310 .700 123 33 SDiego 3 1 0 .750 96 66 Oakl 3 1 0 .750 86 110 Tpa Bay 0 4 0 .000 26 99 KanCit 0 4 0 .000 71 131 NATIONAL CONFERENCE Eastern Division Dallas 4 0 0 1.000 109 53 Wash 3 1 0 .750 77 74 S Louis 3 1 0 .750 110 88 Phila 2 2 0 .500 58'67 NY Gts 040 .000 55 90 Central Division Minn 2 0 1 .833 60 28 Chgo 3 1 0 .750 62 32 Dirt 1 3 0 .250 50 54 Gn Bay ^ 3 0 .250 45 97 Western Division L.A. 3 0 1 .875 95 62 SFran 3 1 0 .750 92 60 Atlnta 1 3 0 .250 47 68 NOrlns 1 3 0 .250 68 112 Stle 0 4 0 .000 65126 Sunday's Results New England 48, Oakland 17 Buffalo 50, Kansas City 17 Philadelphia 14, Atlanta 13 Cincinnati 45, Cleveland 24 Chicago33, Washington? Baltimore 42, Tampa Bay 17 Green Bay 24, Detroit 14 St. Louis 27, New York Giants 21 Houston 31, New Orleans 26 Los Angeles 31, Miami 28 Denver 26, San Diego 0 San Francisco 17, New York Jets 6 Dallas 28, Seattle 13 By The Associated Press Only three teams are still unbeaten ... and the'New England Patriots still look unbeatable. Three teams — the Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers and Washington Redskins — fell from. the height of perfection Sunday in the National Football League, leaving only . the Los Angeles Rams, Dallas Cowboys and Minnesota Vikings. What's that? You say you don't see the Patriots mentioned anywhere? Well, they got perfection out of their systems early, losing their season opener about a month ago. But since then, it's been one upset after another for the Grogan Gang. .While, the .high-scoring Chargers were .getting shut out 26-0 by the Denver Broncos and Washington was getting skinned 33-7 by the Chicago Bears, Oakland was becoming the latest victim of the Steve Grogan juggernaut. Just as his passing and running had led the upstart Patriots past powerhouses Miami and Pittsburgh the past two weeks, his three TD tosses and two scoring sprints paved the way to their astounding 48-17 crushing of the Raiders^ :•; v While Los Angeles nosed out Miami 31-28 to stay unbeaten and Dallas defeated Seattle 2813 to do the same (Minnesota puts its unbeaten mark on the Madiock Goes 4-for-4 To Snare NL Bat Title By The Associated Press . The National League batting title boiled down to a race between Chicago's Bill Madiock and Cincinnati's Ken Griffey ... but Griffey was racing from the seat of his pants. Griffey was batting .338 going into Sunday's final game and Madiock was at .333. Should Griffey play or sit it out? A decision had to be made and Manager Sparky Anderson assembled the Reds' brain trust — Pete Rose, Joe Morgan, Johnny Bench and Tony Perez — to plot strategy in a closeddoor meeting. They'decided that Griffey should sit tight. "Pride is a lot of nothing," Morgan told Griffey before the game,. "You shouldn't have played yesterday and you shouldn't play today." And he didn't ... until word reached Cincinnati that Madlock was having a big day against Montreal. Anderson immediately sent Griffey racing into the game, but he struck out in both his appearances. Madiock, meanwhile, turned in a clutch 4-for-4 performance and wrapped up his second straight batting crown, .339 to Griffey's .336. "I wanted to play and I didn't want to play," said Griffey before leaving the clubhouse quickly after the game. "Whatever Anderson says, I do. I can't tell him who to play and not to play. "I did not lose the batting title ... Bill Madiock won it." For the record, the Reds walloped Atlanta 11-1 and Chicago whipped Montreal 82. Elsewhere in the National League, San Diego edged Los Angeles 3-2, Philadelphia beat the New York Mets 2-1 and Pittsburgh beat St. Louis -twice by 1-0 scores. Anderson, who originally planned to start Griffey but had second thoughts, took the blame for benching him. Padres 3, Dodgers 2 Walter Alston's 23-year career as manager of the Dodgers ended on a sour note as Doug Rau walked Merv Rettenmund with the bases loaded in the eighth inning to force in the winning run for San Diego. Rau', 16-12, was the loser and Rick Sawyer, 5-3, won it with a six-hitter. Alston, 64, announced last week that he is retiring and third base coach Tom Lasorda was named to replace him. Phillies 2, Mets 1 Steve Carlton, who will open the NL championship series for Philadelphia Saturday night, stopped New York on three hits and struck out 12 batters to post his 20th victory. Tim McCarver knocked in the winning run with an RBI single in the fifth. Mike Schmidt didn't hit any home runs for the Phils, but neither did New York's Dave Kingman. That enabled Schmidt to win his third straight NL home run title with 38 to Kingman's 37. Pirates 1-1, Cardinals 0-0 Jim Rooker, 15-8, bested John Denny, 11-9, in the opener with a seven-hitter and Jerry Reuss, 14-9, beat Pete Falcone, 12-16, with a five- hitter in the ( nightcap to provide Pittsburgh's retiring manager Danny Murtaugh with a going-away present. line tonight against visiting Pittsburgh), Buffalo bombed Kansas City 50-17, Baltimore belted Tampa Bay 42-17, Cincinnati clubbed Cleveland 4524,, Philadelphia nipped Atlanta 14-13, Green Bay downed Detroit 24-14, St. Louis beat the. New York Giants 27r 21, San FJr&nciSco' stopped the New YlbrlT 'Jets' 17-6 and Houston outfought New Orleans 31-26. Patriots 48, Raiders 17 "Nobody is going to intimidate us any more. Now maybe we'll start intimidating people," Grogan said after he completed 10 of 14 passes for 165 yards and ran five times for another 56. Broncos 26, Chargers 0 Rick Upchurch's 92-yard touchdown run with a punt and 57-yard pass reception that set up one of Jim Turner's four field goals — and Denver's demonic defense — did in the Chargers. Bears 33, Redskins 7 "We knew what we had to do and that was play good football," Chicago Coach Jack Pardee said after his Bears did just that to pummel Washington. "You don't outsmart or outfinesse the Redskins. This was one of the Bears' biggest victories. It came against a team of playoff caliber." Bob Avellini ran for one touchdown and passed for one, Walter Payton rushed for 104 yards and a touchdown and the Bears' defense racked up six quarterback sacks. Rams 31, Dolphins 28 "I never think about my best day. I'm only interested in winning," said quarterback James Harris, who passed for 436 yards. He completed 17 of 29 throws, two of them for touchdowns, and plunged one yard for another score. But the winning points came with less KANSAS CITY (AP) — Oklahoma and Iowa State may have proved what most observers of Big Eight Conference football suspected all along. The conference title, the exclusive property of Oklahoma and Nebraska for lo these many years, could wind up in practically anybody's pocket this season. Oklahoma, the two-time defending national champion, beat formerly unbeaten Iowa State, 24-10, but needed two cross-country touchdown plays, including one by the defense, in the last four minutes. "The Cyclones are a force to be reckoned with in the Big Eight this year," said Sooner boss Barry Switzer. "Iowa State has a fine football team, Big 8 Grid Title Seen as Wide-Open Prize they played extremely well. They have proved they can play with any team in the conference." The Sooners and Cyclones tangled in the first conference clash of the year. Next week the title race begins for everybody else. In In other action Saturday, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma State whipped outside opponents while Kansas State bowed to Florida State, 20-10. Kansas, with Nolan Cromwell passing for 123 yards, dispatched Wisconsin, 34-24; Colorado spanked winless Drake, 45-24, Missouri thoroughly outclassed North Carolina, 24-3, and Oklahoma State nipped North Texas State, 16-10. Looking ahead to the reast of the rugged Big Eight competition, in addition to next week's war with Texas at Dallas, Switzer found little to be happy about other than the kicking game. "I'm very pleased with the kicking game," he said. "Mickey Hatcher kicked the ball very well, which is very important because when the offense isn't moving the ball, you have to rely on the kicking game to get the defense good field position." Cyclone boss Earle Bruce sounded happier in defeat than Switzer in victory. "I'm proud of the team," he said. "I guest you could say we lost it in the kicking game...a couple of bad plays. But the defense hit them. Anyone who doesn't think we've got some good football players is foolish. It was a great effort by our entire team." Mistake-prone Nebraska beat Miami in much the same way Oklahoma edged Iowa State, with two scores in the closing minutes. "We made a lot of mistakes," admitted Husker Coach Tom Osborne. "But some days you have that kind of day when things just don't go right. "I thought this game did more tor them (the Huskers) as a football team than all three of our previous games. I'm proud of their effort. They figured out what they had to do to win and did it." Missouri, 3-1, lost four fumbles and an interception and was penalized 80 yards, ^but still dominated the Tar Heels through the hot, windless afternoon. Curtis Brown amassed 161 yards on the ground and quarterback Pete Woods, starting again in place of shoulder-sore Steve Pisarkiewicz, completed eight of 11 judicious passes for 119 yards. But it was the Tiger defense, which has not given up a touchdown in the past six quarters, which most pleased Coach Al Onofrio. "They played the most effective kind of defense we've played all year," he smiled. "The defense is really starting to jell and getting everything together," echoed linebacker Chris Garlich. Kansas Coach Bud Moore, whose Jayhawks are 4-0 and rated ninth in the nation, expected the nine and 10-man defensive line Wisconsin threw up. "We felt we could pass because they were playing so close to the line of scrimmage," he said. "Wisconsin has a lot of character," Moore added. "It seems like everyone we play is that way." "I want it to be known," said KU wide receiver Waddell Smith, who snared all three of Cromwell's completions for 123 yards, "that all the wide receivers here can catch." Colorado Coach Bill Mallory may have found what his ragged offense has been needing in second-string quarterback Jeff Knapple. Relieving starter Jeff Austin midway through the second period, Knapple rallied the 3-1 Buffs to a trio of third-quarter touchdowns, including two .by Tony Reed. Oklahoma State, a three- touchdown favorite, needed a defensive heroic by end Dara Butler to preserve their shaky victory. After the Eagles drove to the shadow of the O- State goalline, he trapped quarterback Ken Washington at the 16-yard-line on a fourth down situation with 2:44 remaining. "We were fortunate to win," sighed Cowboy Coach Jim Stanley. "The defense played well, but the offense made every mistake possible. If we hadn't made all those big plays on defense we wouldn't have won. It's that simple." than two minutes to go on Tom Dempsey's 19-yard field goal. Cowboys 28, Seahawks 13 The Cowboys spotted Seattle a pair of early Jim Zorn touch- down'passes, then came roaring back on Roger Staubach's two second-period TD strikes and the^running of Robert Newhouse, • .. Jy Staubach's passes of eight yards to Drew Pearson and 25 yards to Charles Young put Dallas on top 14-13 and Newhouse, who finished with 120 yards, scored on a 24-yard third-period burst. Bills 50, Chiefs 17 Joe Ferguson teamed with Bob Chandler on three short touchdown passes, O.J. Simpson broke loose for 130 yards — more than he's had in three previous games — and a pair of touchdowns and Jeff Kinney added 114 yards rushing in the Bills' romp. Colts 42, Bucs 17 The Bucs finally scored their first touchdown of the season, but not until the closing minutes of the game. And not until Baltimore had scored seven straight times. Bert Jones passed for two touchdowns and Roosevelt Leaks ran for two in the stampede. Bengals 45, Browns 24 Ken Anderson threw four touchdown passes, two apiece to Isaac Curtis and Lenvil Elliott, to lead Cincinnati past Cleveland. Eagles 14, Falcons 13 Mike Boryla gambled and won on a fourth-down play with less than 4'^ minutes to play, hitting Charles Smith with a nine-yard touchdown pass that put Philadelphia ahead. Then the Eagles blocked Nick MikeMayer's last-play 42-yard field goal attempt to preserve their victory. Packers 24, Lions 14 Steve Odom caught a 40- yard TD pass from halfback Will Harrell and set up another score with an 88-yard kickoff return to give Green Bay its first victory and leave Detroit Coach Rick Forzano looking down the barrel of a gun again. A few weeks ago he'd been given a win-or-else ultimatum by Lions' owner William Clay Ford. Cardinals 27, Giants 21 Steve Jones, a reserve running back, hauled in a three- yard Jim Hart pass for a touchdown and bulled three yards for another score to pace St. Louis past the winless Giants, who got a pair of short touchdown bursts from Larry Csonka. 49ers 17, Jets 6 JSan Francisco and the Jets played virtually even for three periods — the 49ers clinging to a 3-0 lead — before Cleveland Elam ran a Joe Namath fumble 31 yards for a touchdown and Sammy Johnson ran in from one yard out for another to put the game away.

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