The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 19, 1955 · Page 10
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PAGE TEH Bt.TTHEVtLLH (ARK.)' COUKTER MEW8 WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 19. 1055 With Almost 1000 Yaids Abbott Akers Lead Chickasaw Attack A pair of senior backs — one a hard-driving fullback with slashing leg action and the other a quick, darting halfback — have been almost the entire Blytheville Chickasaw attack by clipping off nearly 1,000 yards net rushing between 'them in the first five games of the season. They are of course, Charles Abbott and Freddy Akers. Between the two of them, they do almost everything in the Chick attack. They do most of the running, all of the kicking and most of the passing, Co-Captain Abbott leads in rushing yardage with 536 yards in 66 carries. Akers has picked up 462 yards in 57 carries. Identical Average That gives them both an identical 8.1 average per carry — a rate that can hardly be scoffed at. In addition they divide the kicking chores and Akers does most of the passing from his tailback spot in the Notre Dame Box. He has completed nine aerials for 126 yards to give him a total offense of 588 yards — tops for tbe team. An indication of how great a part of the Chick offense this duo is can be had by viewing the figures on team rushing. Hi all games, the Chicks have gained 1,194 net yards rushing in Kiner Gets San Diego GM Post SAN DIEGO, Calif. Uft—Formei National League slugger Ralph Kiner — his home run hitting days over — now must connect at the gate in his new job as general manager of the San Diego Pacific Coast League club. [ Kiner, 32, yesterday signed a one-year contract as front-office boss of the Pudres at a reported salary of $25,000. He promptly hired his old Pittsburgh teammate Bob Elliott, 39 to be field manager for the seconc year. Elliott piloted the Pudres to second place in the standings in 1955. Kiner. former National League home run Icing', finished his playing days with the Cleveland Indians this year. He was released by the Indians to take the San Diego offer from the club's new owners, the Westgate-California Tuna Packing Co. 199 plays. That's exactly six yards per play and 238.8 yards per game. Akers and Abbou have been responsible for 998 of those yards. That's 83 pel cent of the total or all but 196. 78 Points Together they have had a hand in scoring 78 of the Tribe's 103 points in the five games. Akers has scored live touchdowns 01. runs and passed for an- other and kicked six extra points for 42 points. Abbott has scored six TD's, all on runs. Akers also has turned in some tremendous pum returns which are not included in his rushing yardage Two of the little scatback's touchdowns have come on long punt returns, including one for 85 yards against Whiteluiven and one for 75 yards against Malvern. The 85-yarder is the longest run made by the Chicks this*year. Both Akers and Abbott have good speed and can go all the way, though neither are real speed merchants. Akers starts fiust and can cui and !-dart with great speed, but Abbott. [ can stay with him over the clit- ! tance arid starts with great driv- ; ing power. j New Record? Abbott has shown his speed wi'.h long runs on several occasions, longest being last week's 73-yard gallop on ;he weird fake handoff on the fake kick. Abbottihad his best night of the year against Osceola when he gained 168 yards in 10 carries — practically all in the firs: half. Akers' 148 yards a^ainsi Malvern was his best for the year, though his average of 14.6 yards per carry against Noriii Little Rock was tops That night he got 117 yards in eight tries. Both boys have the benefit of some great blocking in the Chick lineup. Particularly that of blocking back Bobby Jones and guards Jodie Hall and Bo Huffman on the single wing p 1 :ys. But if they keep up, one of them might well set a new Chick rushing record. Mitchell Fears Porks 'Letdown' FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (API — The Arkansas Razorbacks; should be in top physical condition for the game with Missis-1 sippi Saturday, but Coach Jack Mitchell fears that the Porkers j will be below par mentally. j Smith Meets Carter Tonight In Title Bout CINCINNATI |AP) — Wallace (Bud) Smith, a young fellow who has yet to cash in financially on the fact he is lightweight boxing champion of the world, makes his first defense of the crown tonight against Jimmy Carter, a three- time holder of the title. First-string center Harold Steelman of Pine Bluff returned to practice yesterday, but he may have to battle soph Jay Dona than for the .spot. Donathan took over two weeks af;o in the Baylor »:tme when Steeiman was hurt and has been doing a good job ever since. Buddy Benson, the DeQueen swifty. run with the second unit yesterday. He sail is battling Don Morton and Rogers Overbey for the left halfback position. Mitchell calls Honon "a fine ball player" but he has been weak on ^ass defense. Mitchell said that yesterday's " practice session was "terrible. j "!L was the worst we've had this season," he said. The young Ar)-ansas coach was more pessimistic than usual about the Mississippi t -me. "They've been fighting like the devil getting ready for us for ! weeks," he said. "It's their big j came of the year. And we've had I Texas before them and have Texas A&M after them. We're playing in j Oxford on top of that. I just don't see how we are going to beat • them." # * * Stars as Fill In ALLENTOWN, Pa. Ml — Coach Tom Triplett of Muhlenberg found a brilliant sophomore reserve in Dick Cornish of Washington, N. J., when the Mules regular quarter- bade was forced out with an injury. All Cornish did in his first starting assignment was play 60 minutes against Albright and. throw three touchdown passes of 30, 77 :,nd 72 yards in a 26-13 victory. Besides, he gained 238 yards on offense and made five tackles on defense. Freddy Akeri Charles Abbott AP Honors Planutis As 'Back of Week' By TED MEIER The Associated Press Bluejays, Bulldogs Lead in SeMo CARUTHERSVILLE — Charleston's Bluejays and Sikeston's Bulldogs lend Southeast Missouri's Big Eight football conference with four wins each. Portageville's Bulldogs are atop the Little Six standings. BIG EIGHT Conference Games Charleston .... Sikeston Poplar Bluff ... Cairo Caruthersvilie . Cape Jackson Kenneu W L T PF .400 113 . t 0 0 100 2 1 2 2 1 1 3 0 3 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 Charleston ....... 4 0 Poplar Bluff ..... 4 1 Caruthersvilie ... 4 J Fullback Gerry Planutis of Michigan State, who plunged i Cairo ............ 3 2 for the winning touchdown against Notre Dame last Saturday, | ^"^ son .......... I \ was selected as the Associated Press Back of the Week today | Kennt™ .'.'""".' i 4 by a narrow margin over Navy's George Welsh whose forward j LITTLE six passes crushed Penn State. • i conference All Games W L T PF Sikeston 5 0 0 142 0 113 0 97 0 115 0 1890 3!) 0 44 0 43 It HI'S T 1'F WHS a contest between two! for (he winning touchdown, but he! p 0 nage\"ille 3 0 1 135 lads from the anthracite region of Eastern Pennsylvania with Hazleton's Planutis topping CoaldiUe's Welsh. A national television audience saw Plumitts overpower the Notre Diimc line with savage line bucks as the Spa i* tuns moved to their winning- TD in the third period It was fitting for him to buck over points because bitter memory for the vital wiped out the 1954 when he failed to convert twice and the Irish took a 20-19 victory. Sparks Final Drive Not only did Plamitis go ovei ourbon East Prairie set the stage for MSU's final TD in \ chaffee the Spartan's 21-7 triumph by rc-[u a y t j covering- an Irish fumble on thej Dexter Notre Dame 16 in the last quar-1 Maiden ter. And he converted all three points. Where Planutis stayed on the ground, Welsh took to the air as he sparked Nnvy to a 34-14 triumph over Penn State. The 22- yenr-old midshipman completed 15 of 20 posses for 285 yards, a Naval Academy record. W . 3 . 2. . 1 . 1 East Prairie 1 Maiden 0 Port.iyeville . Chaffee Hayti 45 21 1L fi'. 32 90 PA til 76 •15 101 11* 64 THE BOURBON DE LUXE COMrAN Y, LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY. fJU» WUISKEV m 4 YtAHS OUD. K rROOF, THIS COULD HAPPEN TO YOU HAVI YOUR CAR SAFETY CHECKED • Steering analysis • Brake check • Lights and horn • Tire check • Battery test • Windshield wipers • Complete lubrication • Flush radiator Play safe by driving a safety-checked car! See us be- for you go another unsafe mile. We'll give your car a >nmipcr-to-biimper check-up and repair — quickly and •cimomically. l)on't delay — Drive in today! Phillips Motor Co. 300 Broadway Ph. S-4.I5J Moore Climbs to Third In Nation in Rushing By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Fullback Henry Moore of the Arkansas Razorbacks has climbed to third place among the nation's rushing leaders. Moore gained 115 yards in the. Hogs' 27-20 victory over Texas last| week and he now has a total of 417 yards in five games. He has made his total on 61 plans — an average of 6.2 yards per play. The leader in the rushing department is Art Luppino of Arizona who has G06 yards in 100 carries. Jim Swink of Texas Christian is sepond with 5G9 yards on 71 plays. Moore averages one long run per [ game. He broke away for 47 yards j —and put the Porkers in position ] for a touchdown — against Texas j last Saturday. | The husky senior now will set j a new all-time rushing record for i the Razorbacks every time he carries the ball. He broke Clyde Scott's 1946-48 mark of 1,463 yards last week. Shortstop Studying HOUSTON, Tex. i.-pi - Bob Siege- , meier. Rice's star shortstop of last 1 spring who signed last summer' with the Charleston, \V. Va., Senators, is back in school. He \vili report back to the American Assn. team after graduating next June. At Charleston he batted .260 as a utility player. Smith, a Cindnn.itian, won the championship from Carter, a New Yorker, in a bout in Boston last June 29. The two sharp-punching- Negroes will go 15 rounds or less in the Ciacinnati Garden. The bout at 9 p.m.. EST. will be televised nationally by ABC. Carter was rated a slight betting favorite to become ihe first four- time champion in the division in history. He already is the first three-timer. Smith hasn't hud a light sinci 1 he won the championship. Both men expressed confidence in victory. Smith insisted yesterday that Carter couidii't hurt him seriously. Took Best Shots "1 took his best shots the last time and continued to go right after him." he said. Carter said he was overconfident in the last bout and added, ''He's tough but not too tough in my book." The Cincinnati Boxing Commission has waived its mandatory eight-count knockdown rule for the fight and also said tonight's scrap would not be stopped because of cuts. Carter suffered a gash in the last fight that required 20 stitches to close. Three Judges IJeeide The referee will have notning to say about who wins the fight in thfi event it goes the route. Three judges are' used in Cincinnati and the fight will be judged on u 10- point must basis. The winner of a round automatically nets 10 poinus anct the loser any number under thai. Carter first won the crmmpion- shiu from Ike Williams .May 25. 1951. Since then has lo^t it to Lauro Salas and Paddy DfMarco but regained it from them in rematches. Welsh Gains Top Spot in Nation In Yards Gained By THE ASSOt'IATLl) 1'RHSS George Welsh's spectacular aerial display against Penn State has vaulted the Navy's poised passer from Mth to first place among the nation's major college football yardage, gainers. Despite the damp weather, the lG4-pound Middle quarterback completed 15 of 20 passes for 285 yards and two touchdowns, and added three vards on ihe bj round for H 288,-vard total. With his total of 634 yards rushing and passing minus one rushing, .035 parsing, Welch became the fourth different player to head the offense lists in as many weeks. The other pace-setters were Joe Clements. Texas. Claude Benham. Columbia, and Art Luppino, Arizona. Read Courier .\c\vs Classified Ads. Jopnian's Deluxe Continental -IriorbWe* ' catf Here's a real man's shoe that's quality itself. 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