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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, September 11, 1954
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLe (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1954 Chicks Open Season with 33-7 Victory * * * * * * Beaten As Chicks Win Opener- In Game Marred By 16 Penalties OSCEOLA.— Surviving from numerous attacks of pen- alty-itis and fumble-ectomy, Blytheville's Chickasaws carved off their first scalp of the 1954 hunting season here last night as they routed an out-manned but game to the hilt band of Osceola Seminoles. And when the rain of officials' red handkerchiefs had cleared, the field Scoreboard showed the Chicks out in front by a 33-7 score. Jt was the first game of the sea- ion for both teams — and both teams showed it. Both sides appeared seized by a good case of first night nerves as they sparred away, neither showing too much. At first it appeared as if rule infractions were the" order of the night and as if the men in striped shirts were going to emerge as the night's leading ground gainers. Penalties slowed down Blytheville's first two touchdown drives and stopped another completely. A grand total of 110 yards were lost by both sides in 16 penalties. But before some scandal-hunting soul starts shouting- dirty foot- baH, it should be explained that 90 per cent of the penalties were of the minor nature — five-yard- ers for offside and illegal motion. Only three of the infractions were of the 15-yard variety. Several Surprises But everything considered, it was a fair ball game. It undoubtedly produced several surprises, particularly for Blytheville. One of these was the end looked pretty fair. play which Big Chuck Langston and Drane Adams were Coach. Russell Mosley's choices for tke starting roles and both turned in nice performances as did sub flankers Freddie Hodge and Freddie Rounsavall. While the game wasn't a true test, th* Chicks' offense looked good. Halfbacks Danny Edgmon and Freddie Akers and Fullback Charles (Bug) Abbott, with good, assistance from some "greenie" sophomores, moved over the turf for 248 yards. And, the Tribe's offense got some very able assistance from the right arm of Akers who completed 3 out of six passes for 58 yards, two for touchdowns. Osceola's offense never got rolling but the Seminoles showed the Chicks a fine T quarterback in "^ade Rogers, a 165-pounder who was all the Seminoles had to o'f- the right side to step off the M yards to the striped zone. Akers kicked the'extra point and Biythe- ville led 26-0 with 8 minutes left in the third stanza. Blytheville's subs took over at this point and Rogers started to move. Taking over at the Seminoles' 40, Rogers got nine on a quick opener and he dispatched Morse to get the first down at the Blytheville 40. Royers set sail on beautiful runs of 15 and 21 yards to move inside the Blytheville 20 but he ran out of gas there and the Chicks took over. But not for long. Substitute back Norbett Blankenship picked up eight in two tries but someone fumbled and Osceola recovered at the 10 to set up the Seminoles' lone tally. On the first play from scrimmage Rogers kept on an option play and scampered into the end zone. Rogers ran the extra point the conversion kick. try. The Scoreboard clock showed 8:10 left*" in the ball game. The Chicks starters returned to the game at this point long enough to run one play which meant another touchdown. Tackle Allen Shanks fell on Rogers' short onside kick at the Osceola 45 and on the first play Akers swept end for,the touchdown .The extra point kick was perfect. Mosley unloaded his bench shortly after this, and the two'teams ran the game out between the two 30 yard lines. Starting lineups: IT DIDN'T COUNT — Freddy Akers scooted.for a 20 yard gain with 9:00 minutes remaining in the half but an offside penalty nullified the run. Akers was piled up on the Osceola 20 yard line. (Courier News Photo) OOPS! DROPPED IT — Danny Edgmon, Chickasaw co-captain and regular halfback, went for ten yards as the first quarter ended but dropped the ball. Edgmon made the recovery, however. (Courier News Photo) Blytheville Pos. Adams L,E. .. Fong L.T. .. NaU L.G. . Cobb C. ... Hall Osceola Gentry . Weiss . Goble . Lucas R.G Meadows Shanks "R. T. Langston Jones ... fer in the way of an offensive threat. Rogers, who did everything but lead cheers and did everything well, got credit for all of Osceola's 82 yards net in rushing. And he was a better than fair passer. The Seminoles' only other stickout was Richard Lucas, who did a whale of a job at defensive end as well as at offensive center. Capacity Crowd The Chicks' big forward wall kept Osceola's offense well bottled all night. The Seminoles mustered only one appreciable drive and that was against the reserves in tbe second half. The game was witnessed by a capacity crowd of approximately 2,000 fans. The west stands, which were reserved for Blytheville fans, were filled. It took the Chicks only eight plays to draw first blood. After their first case of acute penalty- itis which nullified three out of their first five plays, they finally got rolling on their own 40. Edgmon got their first down on an 18- yard end sweep to the Osceola 43. Akers got another on a 13 yard jaunt to the Osceola 31 and then Akers faded back and laid a perfect pass into the waiting arms of end Chuck Langston in the end zone. Akers' kick from placement was wide. The Seminoles got the ball the first time on the kickoff following that touchdown and Wade Rogers, who was Osceola's only offensive threat, started to maneuver. He chipped off 3 and four yards at a whack on keeper plays and moved for a first down on the Osceola 48 but th'ere he was forced to punt to Blytheville at the Chicks' 38. Akers to Edgrnon Edgrnon whipped off 10 fast yards and the Chicks were off again. Akers and Edgmon teamed to move to the Osceola 31 and Clark Edgmon, behind good blocking, Rogers moved for 16 more to the 17. Akers hit end Fred Hodge with a pass that carried to the 4. Here, pen- alty-itis set in again and the Chicks were temporarily stalled until big Abbott bulled his way from the 15 to the 11. Akers found Edgmon roaming in the end zone and let him have a pass for the second score. Again the conversion kick was wide. At this point eight minutes remained to be played in the second stanza. A fumble recovery set up the Chicks' third touchdown with only a minute and a half to go in the R.E. Q.B. Craig Hulsey Hurricane Edna Just Ill-Wind To Braves, Bums Snap String By BEN PHLEGAR Associated Press " Sports Writer Hurricane Edna is one big wind that should fan a lot of fires around the Hot Stove League this winter. This freak of nature, roaring ,up the Atlantic Coast, has thrown the National League pennant race into a turmoil. Nobody will be able to tell until after the season ends just how the storm affected the outcome. But right now it looks definitely as if Edna's gales will help decide which way the pennant will blow. The deciding point in the race may well turn out to be last night's rain and mud-soaked contest in Akers LH Clark Edgmon R.H Morse Abbott ....... F. B Robbins Substitidns: Blytheville — Blankenship . Hunnicutt, Privett, Stephens, Westbrook, Slayton,. Robertson, Smythe, Castleberry, Carney, Huffman, Gee, Perry, Sparks, George, Moxley, Polsgrove, Holt, Rounsavall, Bratcher, Earls, Hodge. Dougerty, Brogdcn, Bratton. Osceola—Hopkins, Ellis, Fleming, Driver, Crosthwait, Faulkner and C. Driver. Scoring touchdowns: Blytheville—Langston,, Edgmon 2, Abbott, Akers. Osceola—Rogers. Points after touchdown: Blytheville—Akers 3. Osceola—Rogers. Team Records Blytheville First Downs—8 Yards Rushing—246 Passes—6 Completions—3 Yds. Passing—58 Fumbles—8 Oppts. Fumbles Rec.—1 Punts—2 for 34 yds. Penalties—11 for 75 yds. Osceola Yds. Rushing—82 Passes—7 Completions—l Yds. Passing—5 Fumbles—2 Oppts. Fumbles Rec.—2 Punts—5 for 27 yds. Penalties—5 for 35 yds. Individual Records Blytheville Tries '9 Rogers Brooklyn. The Dodgers beat Milwaukee 2-1 during an evening in which the players spent 1 hour and 27 minutes on the field and 3 hours and 27 minutes waiting in the dugout for the rain to quit. For the records the teams played 4 a / 2 innings and Brooklyn had two men on base in the last of the fifth more than an hour. The players fumed and fretted and the umpires waited. The .12:5 a.m. curfew came. No further pi; a.m. curfew came. No further plaj would have been possible even j the weather had been perfect. But Umpire in Chief Larry Goet: put the decision up to League President Warren Giles in Cincinnati. Should it be a legal game, ended by rain, or a suspended with none out when a halt was game to be finished today? called for the second time. A pre- Giles pondered well into the vious delay in the fourth lasted early hours. It was 2:07 a.m. in Burdette Starts Year With 32-13 Victory MARION — Burdette's Pirates got their fifth football season off to a fine start here last night as they walked off with a 32-12 victory over the Marion Tartans. Edgmon Abbott 11 Akers Jones Privett Blankenship . Hunnicutt . .. Totals Yds. 54 91 65 2 18 18 0 248 Avg. 6 8.26 16.25 2 6 4.50 0 Coach Harold Stockton's Pirates, running primarily from the single wing, broke into the scoring column early when Captain W. T. Langley raced for a touchdown. Marion came back to tie the score at 6-all early in the second quarter but the Pirates were quick to untie it. Langley, who does several things Football Scores 23 Osceola Tries Yds. 4 5 3 -5 21 82 County Blytheville 33. Osceola 7 Blytheville Juniors 20, Jackson, Tenn. 13 Burdette 32. Marion 12 t Southeast Missouri Charleston 31, Chaffee 0 Caruthersville 31, Portageville OJ i Jackson 7, Valley High, St. 10.78 j Genevieve 6 Fredericktown 13. Cape Girar- Avg- deau 13 1.25 Dexter 12, Thayer 6 well, tossed a bulls eye to end Bengie Higgins to put Burdette back into the lead 12-6. Langley Scorss Agrain In the middle of the third quarter Langley again hit pay dirt, racing 65 yarsd through the Marion secondary i for a touchdown. Marion came up with a long run midway in the final period for their .second touchdown but the Pirates still had two more touchdowns up their sleeves. Pirate end Don Payne made it 24-12 when he took a pass from Langley at the Burdette 20 and went 80 yards to the end zone. Then in the closing minutes Don's twin brother, John, got into the scoring act when he jabbed across from the two to climax a sustained drive. -1.33 3.90 first half. The Chicks got the fumble at the Osceola 29 and two plays later they hit pay dirt again. Abbott spun off tackle for four yards and then circled end to go all the way. This time Akers' kick was good to give the Chicks l 19-0 halftime margin. The third quarter found Rogers again trying to whittle a satisfac- wry hole inside Blytheville tackles in three tries inside his own 15 and he got off a short, wobbly punt to Akers at the 30 who returned to the 20. More Penalties A five yard illegal motion penalty set the Chicks back to the 25 but Abbott got six on a try at tackle and on the next play Edgmon txptoded tbrouffh a bole on Totals 28 82 2.92 Grimm Not Grim About Setback BROOKLYN ($h- Manager Charley Grimm shrugged off Milwaukee's loss to Brooklyn last night that ended the Braves' 10-game winning streak and predicted his sizzling second placers Would start another one. "We've had three 10-game winning streaks this season," he said calmly, "we've still got time for a fourth." Another manager might have been fussin' and f urn in' over the 2-1 defeat in a game halted by rain after 4'/ 2 minutes. But Charlie took it philosophically. "It's no use crying," he said. "They scored more runs than we did in the same amount of innings. So that's that. Besides, I don't believe in looking back. We've just got to go out and win today," tomorrow, the day after that and the day after that." Walter Carroll, a thoroughbred trainer, was a veterinarian with the ,S. Army mule force in World j Barton 40, Haz'en'b Poplar Bluff 19, Maiden 6 State Little Rock 34, Treadwell Memphis) 13 Van- Buren 20, Fort Smith 19 El Dorado 20. Magnolia 7 Crossett 6, Arkadelphia 0 Clarendon 19, Paragould 13 Hope 25, Stamps 13 Camden 32, Fairview 0 Springdale 21, Siloam Springs 0 Rogers 6, Bentonville 0 Warren 13, Rison 0 Stuttgart 26, Monticello 7 Trumann 26, Corning 6 Clarksville 33, Mena 13 DeWitt 20, Helena 0 Waldron 23, Alma 0 Charleston 26, Lincoln 0 Ozark 7, Mansfield 6 Harrison 48, Heber Springs 0 Carlisle 19, Dumas 14 Catholic High Little Rock) 14, Bauxite 6 Batesville 45, Mountain Home 0 Fordyce 12, Sheridan 6 Searcy 25, Augusta 0 Hughes 51, Elaine 0 Malvern 13, Magnet Cove 7 De Queen 46, Hamburg 14 Brinkley 13, Cotton Plant 6 Piggott 27, Pocahontas 13 Des Arc 18, DeValls Bluff 6 Walnut Ridge 6, McCrory « tie) ftussellville 26, Paris 7 Conway 34, Forrest City 14 Holly 'Grove 27, McGehee 7 Richards Mum On Oriole Rumor CHICAGO ffl— Chicago White Sox Manager Paul Richards flatly state ed "no comment" today amid speculation that he'll go to the Baltimore Orioles as field manager and general manager. Richards and Chuck Comiskey, White Sox vice president, met yesterday to talk contract but failed to reach terms. Brooklyn before the Dodgers learned officially that they had snapped the Braves 10-game winning streak. Decision Meant A Lot The decision meant a lot to both clubs since the first-place New York Giants had lost, 8-1, to Cincinnati in a day game. The loss left Milwaukee four behind, the Dodgers 4% back. Chicago lost its last 'mathematical chance in the American League by bowing to New York 6-3. Cleveland won No. 101, a 4-2 triumph over Boston and held its 5 ! /2 game margin over the Yankees. ,In other action Baltimore edged Washington 4-3, Philadelphia beat Detroit 6-5 and Pittsburgh shaded St. Louis 3-2, all three games being decided in the ninth inning. The rains that preceded Edna up iie coast washed out Chicago at Philadelphia in the National eague. Billy Loes held the Braves to one lit—Joe Adcock's home run—in ive innings at Brooklyn. The two Dodger runs came in the first on a double by Pee Wee Reese, a triple by Gil Hodges and Sandy Amoros' iingle. Reds Beat Giants The Redlegs won their first game n the Polo Grounds this season with the help of four passed balls in one inning by New York catcher Jay Katt, a National League rec- rd. They also combed six Giant dtchers for nine timely hits while Art Fowler scattered a like number. Rookie Bob Grim and veteran im Konstanty tamed the White Sox with the help of a 2-run homer by Andy Carey and a squeeze bunt by Gil McDougald. Cleveland beat the Red Sox for the 19th time this season with big Mike Garcia winning No. 17. Jim Hegan homered for the pennant- bound Indians. Ninth inning singles drove home the winning runs for the Athletics, the Orioles and the Pirates. At Detroit rookie Jim Finigan singled home two runs with two out in the ninth for Philadelphia. At Baltimore, Frank Kellert, starting his first game since being brought up from San Antonio drove home Joe Durham, another newcomer, with the winning tally. And in Pittsburgh, Dick Cole singled in the deciding run over the Cardinals after St. Louis had led almost all the way. Baseball Standings By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. GB Cleveland New York Chicago 88 Boston 63 Detroit 6 Washington 60 Philadelphia ... 47 Baltimore 47 Today's Games Boston at Cleveland New York at Chicago Philadelphia at Detroit Washington at Baltimore Friday's Results Cleveland 4, Boston 2 New York 6, Chicago 3 Baltimore 4, Washington 3 Philadelphia 6, Detroit 5 NATIONAL LEAGUE Paps Victorious 20-13 in Opener Juniors Overhaul Jackson On Long Runs, Good Defense In an exciting ball game, Blytheville's Junior High Papooses made their 1954 debut a success here last night when they overcame Jackson, Term., 20-13 at Haley Field. The Papooses showed some break away running, strong defensive wor and sound blocking in getting th victory. W L 52 55 57 72 72 76 81 90 Pet .626 .599 .593 .482 .474 .453 GB 4 4 J /2 20 21 24 .421' 23 V 2 .353 38 New York 87 Milwaukee .=.... 82 Brooklyn 83 'incinnati 67 Philadelphia ... 65 St. Louis 63 'hicago 59 Pittsburgh 49 Today's Games Milwaukee at Brooklyn Cincinnati at New York Chicago at Philadelphia 2) St. Louis at Pittsburgh Friday's Results Cincinnati 8, New York 1 Brooklyn 2, Milwaukee 1 (called ast half fifth, rain) Pittsburgh 3, St. Louis 2 Chicago at Philadelphia, postponed, rain MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American Association Toledo 11-1, Charleston 0 4 Columbus 3-0, Louisville 0-4 Minneapolis 3, Kansas City 1 St. Paul 2, Indianapolis 1 Caruthersville Wins Opener Porragevi lie's Win Streak Broken with 31-0 Shellacking By SONNY SANDERS Courier News Correspondent CARUTHERSVILLE —The Caru thersviUe Tigers stopped the 23 game winning streak of the Port ageville Bulldogs by rolling over a scrappy Portageville team 31-0 here last night. The Bulldogs had not known de feat since mid-season of 1951 when Dexter, Mo., defeated them. Right halfba«k Louis Cook led the Tigers in the ball carrying de partment with 90 yards gained in sight atempts, including two touchdowns. Also racking up two touchdowns was fullback Dick McGill. Cook -raced 40 yards in the firs quarter to give his mates a 6-0 lead Although most of the game wa; Dlayed in Portageville territory the Tigers were unable to score during the remainder of the first half McGlU Scores In the third quarter Coach John vicGuire's Tigers scored again on a line buck by Fullback McGill. He scored from the one yard line after runs by Louis Cook, York Hughes and McGill had set it up. That cli- naxed an 80 yard march which tarted with the kickoff opening the ;econd half. Hughes kicked the extra point. The Tigers scored three times in the fourth quarter. Two of those ;ouchdowns in "the last four minutes of play. Louis Cook scamper- d 28 yards for the third tally. With our minutes remaining McGill lucked from the one after Caruth- irsville had recovered a fumble on he Portageville 17. Substitute half- ack George Cook, sophomore, ran 54 yards in the closing minutes to conclude the scoring. Caruthersville outgained Portageville 283 yards to 92 yards. The lineups: Portageyille Pos. Caruthersville Goodman L.. .. McClanahan Recker L.T. ..„ Willis Henson L.G. ..... Pounds Downing C Redman Howard .., Moore Toombs ... Ellington .. Sutherland Hamra .... R.G. R.T. .. Davis Taylor Grigory R.E Lay Q.B. Bartholomew H.B Hughes H.B Leslie H.B McGill Western Leagrue Sioux City 2-4, Des Moines 0-7 Omaha 1-7, Lincoln 0-2 Denver 3, Pueblo 2 Colorado Springs 4, Wichita 1 Texas League Semi-Frnal Playoffs (Best-of-7) Houston 6, Oklahoma City 3 (10 innings)—(Houston leads, 2-1) Fort Worth 9, Shreveport 5 (Fort Worth leads, 2-1) Papoose scores came on runs of 55, 55 and 45 yards ahs Charles Coalter and Ed Moore turned in the long dashes behind good Papoose blocking. Fumble Starts It Blytheville picked up its first score in the second quarter when Goalter cut loose with his 55-yarder. The Paps picked up a fumble on the Jackson 40 as the quarter opened and Moore dived for ten before Bratcher hit Gillis with a pass down to the 20. The touchdown threat was momentarily halted, however, when Jackson fell on a Papoose fumble and roared to three straight, first downs to the 50. But the Papoose line held for downs and took over on the Blytheville 45. Blocking Helps On the first play fro mthat point, Coalter fell in behind the blacking of Coleman, Pulley, Wilford and Moore to score. The point try failed and Blytheville held a 6-0 halftime lead. Blytheville scored twice in the third quarter. Coalter received the second half kickoff on the 10 and returned to his 45. Three plays later, Moore took off on a 55-yard canter on a well-executed reverse. Coalter passed to Gillis for the extra point as the Paps went in front 13-0. But. Jackson came back with a 65-yard drive which netted them a score as they gave the Papoose line a solid pounding. Reverse Repeated On the first play following the ensuing kickoff, Coalter carried for 20 yards and, repeating the reverse he had run so successfully previously, Moore sped the remaining 45 yards and Coalter sneaked the extra point as Blytheville went in front 20-7. Jackson put in a determined bid in the fourth period. The visitors got down to the Papoose 40 where Billy Ross saved a touchdown with a diving tackle on a play which carried to the 15. Jackson drove to the one, but was set back with a 15-yard pen- scoring gesture with a crushing tackle on the four. Gillis stopped the next thrust on the three and the Paps took over only to fumble back to Jackson on the five. Coleman stopped another Jackson crack into the line, but the Tennesseeans completed a pass for the touchdown. Following the kickoff, the Paps "umbled, Jackson recovered and moved the ball 25 yards before Jme ran out. Blytheville Pos. Jackson Gilford L.E. .. Donovan .. Taylor L.T Patton kelson L.G Camp Sandlin C. Arnold VTcGuire R.G Morris Coleman R.T Seely Gillis R.E Barnette oalter Q.B Tubbs -toore H.B Walker -oss H.B. ... Tomlinson 'ulley FB Little Substitutes: Blytheville — White, 'eters. Read Courier News Classified Ads. WRESTLING Monday, Sept. 13 8:15 p.m. Adults 50c — Children 15c War M Beaton 7, Smacfcovec • DO YOU KNOW —What is the first name and middle initial of Mr. Shanks, salesman at R. D- HUGHES CO. located on Main Street? . . Who is the alteration lady? The more folks with whom you "jet acquainted"—the more enjoyment of life will be yours. In business and in social contacts "knowing the persons BY THEIR NAMES" is most important. "LET'S GET ACQUAINTED" ... will feature PEOPLE, those friends of yours mi our places of business who verve your daily needs! ! ! FOR SOUTHERN JUNIOR HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP This is the first time that a Championship Match has ever been held in Blytheville, Arkansas. This match is sponsored by the National Wrestling Alliance, and representatives of this organization will be in charge and conduct this match. THEGREAT RAY PIRETT »>. RED ROBERTS (CHAMPION) (FORMER CHAMPION) No Tim* Limit—Bast 2 Out of 3 Falls DON FIELDS «. RED 8YRD 90 Minutt Timt Limit—Btst 2 Out of 3 Falls

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