The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 28, 1955 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, October 28, 1955
Page 10
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PAGE TEH BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS Chickasaws Leave For Trojan War Blvtheville's spirited football Tribe started on its long journey to Hot Springs National Park aboard the "Chickasaw Special" at 6:30 this morning, but they weren't on a sight-seeing tour. e rugged Tribe was looking tor , this year, that a heart-breaking 19-7 rful Zebras of victory number five in the present seires'of gridiron battles. Their foe from the resort city "bathes the world" will ' defeat by the powerful Zebras of Pine Bluff. Hot Doyle McKinney. Akers, Huffman Sick The Chicks were in good condi- itv 1101 Springs has only one win j lion for the game compared to re be and one tie to brighten their record. | cent outings, though a pair of first Hiot ''hllYlfS ' !1C WQl'ia will w^ • uuu unc i-iv, n. u .. n ..v— , re,dv for a tough test, but despite i They've lost fom-to Benton. Lit-I string Sir fine progress this year over! He Rock. North Little Rock and | Akers , standouts — halfback Freddy and guard Bo Huffman — orevious sr-a'ons, tht Trojans are : Malvern. . not likelv to be able to handle the ! Brightest spots in the Trojan rhU-aMu-5 i liiwuP are tlwir snapshooting quar- U One Fa] ] Iterback P«e Smith and a pair of Blytheville has fallen only once I fast halfbacks. Johnny Messer and Ags Favored Over Hogs by 7 Points By ADREN COOPER FM-'ETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The Texas A&M Aggies — the ineligible leaders of the Southwest Conference — will meet the erratic defending champions here tomorrow before an Arkansas Homecoming crowd that may set a record. A crowd of about 28,000 — which wcyld be a record for Razorback Stadium—will watch Coach Bear Bryant's Aggies try for their sixth straight victory. The are favored by seven points. "Bryant 'lalK" Bryant, a native of Fordyce, Ark", has advertised his team as a little, inexperienced crew that doesn't belong in Southwest Conference competition. They have been lighter than most of the teams they have faced, but they will have a slight edge on the lean Razorbacks. A&M will have at least as many lettermen in its starting lineup as Arkansas. The speed of the Aggies has enabled them to conquer teams that looked much better on paper. Numbered among their victims are the two teams that beat Arkansas—Texas Christian and Baylor. The Aggies beat the Horned Progs in a tight game and then walloped Baylor. 19-7. The Razorbacks took a 26-0 beating from Texas Christian and a 25-20 licking from Baylor. Upset Cart Iti September, most observers thought that the conference ruling that made the Aggies ineligible ior the Cotton Bowl would have little effect—since A&M was expected to end up on the bottom. If the Cadets win as expected over Arkansas, they will have a 3-0 record in conference play. The Porkers still have a slim chance ior a tie for the championship—and a mathematical chance at another clear title. The Razorback will have a psychological advantage. The Aggies haven't won in Payetteville since 1945 and they trail in the long series, 14-12-2. The Homecoming crowd, probably bigger than the 27,000 through that jammed the stadium for Arkansas-SMU lost year, should help the Hogs' morale. The Porks will be trying to better a 3-3 record that Includes only one major victory—over Texas. "We've been hurt by first-year :-istakes at crucial times," says Coach Jack Mitchell. "Plus a tendency to ease up somewhere during a game." turned up with flu cases late in the week and may miss some of tonight's action. If Akers can go at top speed, the Chicks again will depend on him and his running mate, fullback Charles Abbott, to carry the lion's share of running and passing duties. The terrific twosome has garnered more than 80 per cent of all Chick rushing yardage behind the fine blocking of Bobby Jones, guards Huffman and Jodie Hall, end Jimmie Gee and other Chick linemen. The Chicks, 32 strong for the trip, were due to stop at North Liu tie Rock for lunch and continue to Hot Springs early in the afternoon. They will spend the night, returning tomorrow. The game will be broadcast here by KLCN-PM starting at 8 p.m. Junior Lions Set 18-Game Cage Slate LEACHVILLE — The Leachville Junior High Cubs will play an 18- game basketball schedule during the 1955-56 season. The Cubs will open their season with a game at home against Dyess as the first half of a double header when the Lions play Dyess. Blytheville, Manila, Jonesboro and Newport are some of the teams scheduled by the Cubs, whose home games will begin at 7 p.m. Nov. 18 Dyess—Here 22 Monette—Here Dec. 2 Rector—Here 6 Blytheville—There 13 Marmaduke—Here 16 Manila—There 23 Bay—There Jan. 3 Batesville—Here 6 Dyess—There FRIDAY, OCTOBER J«, Paps Fumble Away Chances; Fall To West Memphis, 6-0 The Blytheville Junior High Paps apparently dipped their hands in a butter plate IB-. stead of the resin box and then went out and fumbled away a ball game to the West Memphis Blue Devils, 6-0, last night at Haley Field, for their fourth loss in seven games. No less than eight fumbles - short of pay dirt on the conversion, Memphis stopped the 17 Blytheville— Here 20 Marmaduke— There 26 Jonesboro — Here 27 Manila— Here 31 Newport— Here Feb. 3 Open 9 Jonesboro— There 14 Bay— Here 17 Rector— There 24 Newport— There Crosley Field in Cincinnati singing commercials over the lic address system to advertise ing foes of the Redlegs. pub- com- Willie Wins Anywhere NEW YORK '.-Pi — Willie Shoemaker does most of his winning on race horses in California but New Yorkers have learnec* to respect the brilliant jockey. In his 1955 New York debut he won with his first mount, Rare Vintage, at Aqueduct. Records also show that Willie scored with his first two New York mounts in 1954 when he won both ends of the daily double at Jamaica. Pine Bluff-Wildcat Clash Top Big 8 Tilt * four of them coming on consecutive plays early in the second half — contributed heavily to the demise of a listless band of Papooses, who showed sporadic signs of coming; to life only to have tJieir labored scoring efforts frustrated by 'umbles. Fumbles, or Something' Else When fumbles were not hurting the Paps, something else was. Once early in uhe nightmare, which occasionally worked both ways. Jerry Manley recovered Blue Devil Tommy Davidson's fumble of a punt return on \Vesi Memphis' 37, only 10 have. Davidson intercept Jan Jarrett's pass on the next play. The Paps fizzled away their first real scoring chance late in the first half when Jim Pulley recovered a West Memphis fumble on the Paps' 22. After two plays moved the ball to the Devils' 42, Jarrett smashed over tackle, cut toward the east sidelines and moved 34 yards to the West Membphis 8. Pulley, who moments before had been the hero by recovering a fumble, became the goat when he fumbled and West Memphis took over on their 11. West Memphis moved for a first- atid-10 on. their own 22. Dave Godwin passed to Don Duns ton who moved to the Devils' 40. This time the clock smiles on oie Paps as Jarrett intercepted a Godwin pass just as the scoreless first half ended. Runback Nullified Jarrett's fine runback of the ! second half kickoff was nullified ; when the Paps were penalized 15 • yards for illegal use of the hands I on offense. The Paps reeled off two i first downs as they moved to the j plytheville 47. i Then it was fireman, save my I child! Four straight fumbles, capped by ! Pulley's bobble, which was recov* I ered by Jack Reece on Blvtheville's ; 28, set up the game's only score. i On two plays Davidson carried to | the Paps' 17 and a first down. Then i Don Dunston wriggled through the line of scrimmage and slipped into the end zone. This play appeared to be the height of failure for the Pap defense as at least three Paps | had a chance to stop Dunston before he scored and they all missed. Pulley nailed the bail carried By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The hopes of both Pine Bluff and North Little Rock for winning the Big Eight Conference football championship will be at stake when the two teams clash tonight on the Wildcats' home grounds. With Little Rock holding a 4-0 conference record, once-tied Pine Bluff can't offord another slip. North Little Rock has only one loss, against a single victory, in league play, and still is nursing a slim chance to take the title. For all practical purposes H loss would eliminate the Wildcats. Here's how the race shapes up in the Big Eight prior to this weekend's festivities. LitUe Rock has swept past Sour sVvsiglit league 1 members — Hot Springs, Fort Smith. El Dorado and Texarkana,. The Tipcrs still must pluy Pine Bluff, which appears to be their most potent challenger, and North Little Ror'k. IMnc Bluff Wins :i Pine Bluff has three victories over Class A A schools. Cros.sett, Camden and Jonesboro. In addition the Zebras havi.- defeated El Porado and Blytheville. and tied Fort Smith. Blytheville is a IIPW member of the Big Emht and its yames this ye:u- don't figure in the conference to El Dorado and Blytheville. < Fort Smith's Slim Chance Fort Smith still has a small chance to figure in the title, although the Grizzlies' loss to Little Rock and their tie with Pine Bluff are large barriers. Fort Smith has whipped El Dorado and Texarkana in league play, and also holds decisions over Subiaco and Memphis Tech. Tulsa's Will Rogers High defeated the Grizzlies in an intersections 1 game. Texarkana, on the basis of its 1412 victory over Hot Springs, and two conference defeats is out of contention. El Dorado and Hot Springs, losers of three conference games each, have no chance at all. That's the picture us the Zebras and the Wildcats meet tonight. Pine Bluff looms as a favorite, having whipped both Blythfiville and El Dorado. U'hich dcfea ted North Little Rock. ; appears that the passing of Bubba Ferguson to Dickie Evans, plus the running of little Rex Hardistcr and fullback Royce White will present too much of a problem for the Wildcats' defense. There's no reason to believe that North Little Rock can match Pine Bluff offensively in any department. The only, other conference game pits Texarkana at El Dorado, although the "unofficial" member, Blytheville. meets Hot Springs. Little Rock .which now holds all the cards, goes against Memphis Central at Memphis, seeking its first intersectional victory after throe losses. Fort Smith takes on neighboring Van Buren in an annual renewal of one of Arkansas' most bitter and ancient football feuds. El Dorado, now playing for nothing more than respectability in the conference, shouldn't find too much SAVE UP TO 40 mild Hi proof,.. jet rich I* fever StiUel-WeHer Distiflefy, Eii*W«W Lovttvillf. Ky. trouble with Texarkana, which has demonstrated some inability to contain a good rushing attack. The Wildcats still have Jim Mooty, Tommy DeBruin and Lsfkua Pes- nelJ — three of the Big Eight's finest. Akers, Abbott to Shine Blytheville's "Double A" combination — Freddy Akers and Charles Abbott — should carry the Chicks past Hot Springs, although' the Trojans have a good passer in Pete Smith and breakaway; backs in Johnny Messev and Doyle' McKinney. The Port Smith-Van Buren strug-. gle probably will be decided on the 1 basis of superior manpower, and the Grizzlies dominate this category. Van Burei will have to stop one of the Big Eight's best balanced attacks, triggered by Benny Paddock's passing and the running of Paul Alberty, Darren Williams and Tommy Bach. 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Jarrett uncorked a pair of desperation passes which did not gain. So on their last running play of the game, the Paps decided to try to sion and ran out the clock. The Paps failed to capitalize on at least two golden scoring chances when they moved once to the eight and once to the 15 only to lose the ball through fumbles. Dejected Coaches In the dressing room after the game, center Jimmie Bruce asked, "Were my centers bad?" Every man in the backfield assured Bruce thai his centering was not at fault. Coach John Koldus was the picture of dejection as he and Coach ' Jim Fisher held their post mortem: Everybody knew what ailed the Paps. West Memphis ^oach Rudolph Bretherick cited his defense as the deciding factor in the game. He felt his line did well in the clutch and singled out his 160-pound guard, Woody Black, for special praise. "He's one of the greatest players I've ever coached," he remarked. Blvtheville POS. West Memphsl Burnett H. Pulley ... shake Pulley loose on a touchdown i H; aivlolJit run. But it was not to be, as West; s ruce . | Westbroolc | Williams .. j Manley Football Scores HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL By The Associated Press Conway 27, Atkins 0 St. Anne's of Port Smith 6, Hartford 8 (tie) Augusta 13, Harding Academy of Searcy 7 Murfreesboro 13, Horatio 0 Rison 33, Pine Bluff B 7 LE . LT LG .. C HO RT RE Eaves ... Smith ... Black ... Reece Blackford T. Bruce . Oodwin Scott Jarrett QB Boyd LHB DunsWn Watson RHB Davidson ;. Pulley PB Qarrett Blytheville 0 0 0 0 — 0 West Memphis ... 0 0 6 0 — .8 Scoring: West Memphis — TD — Dunston. Substitutions: Blytheville — R. Nelson, Betts. Dallas: West Memphis — Rodgers, Conyers, Baker, McMeans. Colburn. c fime1y'New Color ADOBES fn a deep tone of green, ihc exclusive new Dobba Black Forest will complement smartly the "darker" look of your w'ardrobe. Distinctively Dobba in fine lianrl-crafteo! quality, Black Forest has brim and crown tailored to individuality. 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