The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 9, 1954 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, October 9, 1954
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PAGE SIX Bl/Trwnvi • •i ' ' Chicks Roll Over Whitehaven 35-14 for 4th Straight Victory Alert Tribe Defenders Check Tigers Easily Continued from Page 1 < touched. ifter that score, the Chicks pulled the defensive gem of the season, a brilliant goal line stand at the one, foot line to stop Whitehaven's only appreciable offensive drive of the night. With Shepherd and Champion taking turns 8t bulling their way Uirough the Chick defense, the Tigers moved 63 yards in 8 plays tor a first down on the Blytheville 7. Shepherd in two tries got to the one foot line but that was all as the hard playing Chick forwards twices lapped quarterback Prichard back as he attempted to sneak Fisher punted beautifully 63 yards out to the Tigers' 36 and the Chicks walked off at halftlme with a 14-0 margin. Interception Sets Up Third A pass interception by center Danny Cobb set up Blytheville's third touchdown. Cobb pulled down Prichard's wobbly pass at the Whitehaven 40 and moved to the 35 with a little over a minute gone in the third quarter. Akcrn Alain Fisher and Edgmon, in two tries, moved to the 25 and Fisher and Akers in two more cracks at the line, pushed to Uie 10. Edgmon ran wide for seven to the three and Jones on a sneak moved to the one from where Akers, on a straight buck, cracked over. Fisher added the 21st point as the Scoreboard clock showed eight minutes to go in the quarter. A Fisher-booted punt that rolled dead at the Whitehaven one paved the way for the Chicks' fourth tally A touchdown drive stalled by a 15-yard clipping penalty, Fisher kicked toward coffin-corner from the Whitehaven 35. The ball hit at the two .bounced straight up and was downed at the one. Tiger end Carter backed up to the end zone line and punted K shortle to Jones at the 40 who returned the kick nine yards to the Whicthaven 31. Fisher bulled his way down the middle for 15 yards to the 16 from where Akers. behind beautiful blocking, scooted to his third touchdown of the night. Two Minutes — Three Touchdowns At this point, with Blytheville subs working their way on to the field, things started happening quickly. In the next two minutes, three more touchdowns were born. In spite of a 28-0 deficit, the Tigers refused to play dead. Champion showed the Chicks a pair of hot heels by returning Fisher's kickoff following Blytheville's fourth touchdown 85 yards lor Whtlehaven's first touchdown. He took the kick at the 15 and set sail, crossing the Blytheville goal Without a hand laid on him. Carter's kick from placement was perfect to make the score 28-7. But the Chicks weren't ready to call it a night either. Fisher brought the following klckofl back to the Tigers' 41. Then he teamed with Edgmon to move to tin Whitehaven 1 in just five plays from where Edgmon plunged over for Blytheville's final tally. Blytheville's subs took over completely at this point and two plays after the kickoff Whitehaven owned 14 points after another long run by Champion. This time he went 80 yards as the Chick scrubs got lost in hi: dust. Reserve halfback Norbett Blank- enshlp brought the game to a fit ting climax by almost duplicating Champion's earlier, returning the kickoff 45 yards. He would have gone all the way had he got a couple of blocks after breaking out of one pocket. The lineups: Blytheville Pos. Whltehaven Hodge L E Carter Fong L T Jones Nail L G Santi Cobb C Tapp Hall R O Forbes Shanks R.T .Coke Langston RE Womack Jones Q. B. .... Prichard Akers L H. Eldred Edgmon R H. ... Champion Fisher F.B Shepherd Substitutions: BIytheviile — Ab- bot'i. Gee. Huffman, Rounsavall, Adams, Bratcher. Carney, Sparks, Stephens, Privet!. Moxley. Polsgrove. Perry. Earls, George, Blankenship, Holt. Dougherty. Whitehaven — Ferguson, Miller. Pollard, Rutherford, Jerden, Graves. Ferrell, Harden, Baker. Scoring touchdowns: Blytheville — Edgmon 2, Akers 3. Whitehaven — Champion 2. Extra points: Blytheville.— Fisher 5. Whitehaven — Team Records B'ville Football Scores COUNTY Blytheville 35. Whitehaven 14 West Memphis 41, Burdette 0 Shawnee 28. Lukora 6 Osceola 33 Pocahontas 13 STATE Crossed 0, Hope 0 (Tie) Fordyce 33, Smackover 32 Huntsvllle 24, Rogers 0 De Queen 13. Subiaco 6 Van Buren 13, Bentonvtlle 0 Newport 40, Augusta 8 Camden 42, Mnlvcrn 12 Benton 13, Bauxilc 0 MiU'UviiM iS, Forrest City 7 Piggott 19. Mountain Home 13 Bearden 19, Junction City 7 Eudora 13, Hamburg 13 (tie) Watson Chapel 19, Star City 6 Gillette 27, Barton 0 Rtson 20, While Hall 7 Eearcy 38. McCrory 0 Holly Grove 38. Elaine 12 Brinkley 1, Helena 0 Mena 13, Paris 12 Hartford 27, Atkins 13 Boonevllle 7, Mansfield B St. Anne's (Port Smigh) 28, Charleston 19 Harrison 33. Alma 0 West Memphis 41, Burdette 0 Dumas 46, Gould 0 Dlerks 39, Strong 7 Clinton 20, Hflber Springs 0 Corning 0, Marked Tree 0 (tie) Batasvllle 19. Bald Knob 0 DeWitt 21, Warren 7 Parkin 13, Hughes 7 Paragould 32, Walnut Ridge 0 Stamps 18, Norphlet 13 Wynne 13, Stuttgart 7 Lake Village 27. Derott 0 Lewisvllle 40. Horatio B Blevlns 21, Murfresboro 18 Morrllton 19. Clarksvllle 7 Montlcello IB, McOchec 13 Carlisle 7, Lonoke 7 (tie) Cabot 20, England 0 Marlon 14, Kelser 13 Dzark 26, Danville 2 Bismarck 14. Mablevalc 8 Dardnnelle 14. Greenwood 7 Ashdown 0, Mineral Springs 0 (tie) El Dorndo 18, Pine BlufI 12 Little Rock 28. Fort Smith 6 North Little Rock 35, Russell- vlllc 6 Texarkana 9. Magnolia 0 Nashville 20. Hot Springs 0 Fnyettevllle 32, Springtime 7 Arkadclphla 6, Falrvlew (Camden) 0 COI.LEOI! EAST Holstra 45. Bridgeport 14 Potomac State 20, Salem (WV») 7 SOUTH Miami (Fla) 26. Holy Cross 20 Presbyterian 10. Davidson 7 Eastern Kentucky 14, Twin Tech 7 Maryland State 34. Norlh Carolina ACT 13 MIDWEST Kent State 52. Baldwin-Wallace 7 Missouri Vulley 60, Central (Mo) 0 Fort Hnys State 14, Southwestern iKnn) 7 Milton 20, Concordia iIII) 7 Northeast Okla A&M 13, Graceland JC 6 Westmnr 26. Dnna 20 Doane 10. Neb. Weslcyan 0 Klrksvllle (Mo) 24, Marseille (Mo i 20 Wnshburn 14. Emporia State 6 SOUTHWEST College of Ozarks 27. Hendrix 0 Arkansas A&M 14, Henderson 0 FAR WEST Texas Christian 20. Southern California 7 Denver IS). Monhinu 13 San Franc'isco State 12, Snn Diego State 10 SOUTHEAST .MISSOl'HI PortngevilH' 53. East Prairie 0 Chfliiee 34. Dexter 14 Maiden 28. Hayti 18 Caruthersville 28 ,Capc Girur- deau (i Slkeslon 40. Kenneit 0 Poplar BlufI 27. Jackson 12 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1954 GOAL LINE STAND—The Blytheville defens« came in for its share of the glory in the second period last night by stopping Whitehaven on the one-foot line In what may well have been the turning point of the game. Tiger quarterback (above) was Jarred loose from the ball (arrow) on fourth down when the Chick line led by Fong (73) and Oee (52) halted the drive. No. 70 is Shanks. (Courier News Photo) PASS CLICKS FOR SCOItE — The Chicks' hard-running halfback, Danny Edgmon, put the stiff-arm to the last Whltehaven defender In scoring Blytheville's first touchdown In last night's 35-14 Victory. The play covered 55 yards with Edgmon running the last 45 after taking a short riass from Freddie Akers. (Courier News Photo) TCU Upsets Southern Cal Miami Whips Holy Cross By JACK STEVENSON The Associated Press Osceola Quits Losing/ Trips Pocahontas 33-14 OSCEOLA — After four straight losing weekends, Osceola's Scminoles finally found themselves last night, as they rolled to their first victory of the season with a 33-14 decis- Texas Christian University's Horned Frogs joined football's giant killer list today after stunning previously undefeated Southern California 20-7 in an intersectional battle last night "quarterback Ronnie Clinkscale, a 175-pound senior directing the split T offense, provided the spark that ignited the unpredictable but explosive TCU club. He streaked 60 yards for a touchdown the first time he carried the ball. ion over Pocahontas. Shawnee Tops Luxora 28-6 Running of Terry, Defensive Ploy Pace Indians to Victory JOINER—Pnrc'd by thr fine nin- °1' Stiinloy Terry nnd fine de- fonsivo piny ol the on tire Slmwnt'f's Indians huiiR up line, their second victory of the season with 28-1) decision over Luxora's Panthers. Terry scored three of Shawm'C's touchdowns on runs nf four. 14 nnd yards to lend thr way tor the ....Mans, but tile real heroes were the linemen wlm opened nice holes for the Shiiwner bucks and stopped every Luxora drive but one with hard, vicious defensive play. IVrry KOI tin- Indians off nnd riming early, scooting plowing over from tour yards out in the opening rnmrU'r. LaFortrr kicked the extra point, his first, of tour fouf for the nlchl. Thi.'ii in the second quarter Terry (,'ot. loose aKiiin. this time he went M yards lor the marker. He yot lii-s Ihird lourhdnwn In the third period when he streaked ovei the li'ft side for 23 yards. Stacks Sriires Jerry Shifts cot Shau'nee's final counUT In the foufth period, stepping inside left tackle for 12 yards !o pay dirt. Luxoni's lone tally camr in the waning minilto.s of Iht- Rame against Sh:twneo's rwrves. Two pass cnm- ph't.ions to ends Jacksnn and Perkins set up tile marker on the Shaw- vii't' two from whos-p Linmi'y sneaked across. IVsjrirs Terry, and StarKs. Indian fuiibiu-k U-rny Mahoney played well The game was played in Pocahontas. _'hn game was a battle of the wlnless, so something had to give. Neither team had won a game all year prior to last night's contest. It was the Seminoles' first real showing of tiie season, too. Inexperience cost them victories in their first four games but Coach Billy Beall's Tribe did nearly everything right in this one. Paced by their fine quarterback Wiule Rogers, the Seminoles scored twice in the" first half and then coasted home. , , Rogers led the scoring with three touchdowns, one on a 40 yard run. Wells Srurea Ben WelLs got the Seminoles slnrted with a touchdown In the first quarter. Dewey Gentry addt the extra point to Give Qsceola 7-0 margin at the quarter change. Then In the second Jake Morse rambled across for Osceola's second tally. At this point Rogers took over. Rogers scored twice In the third period and once in the fourth to turn the game into a rout. Both Pocahontns touchdowns dime in Ihe fourth period. The Red.skins got the last one with only 10 seconds to go. Colonels Lead In Little Series SYRACUSE. N. Y. WPi—Bill Werle seasoned by major leapue experience, will have a chance to wrap up Ihe Little World Series for Louisville of thr American Association tonight when he opposes strikeout arlist Jack Meyer of the Internn- tionnl League's Syracuse Chiefs. .^, j . The Colonels from Louisville hold routed North Carolina Then after USC had tied the ccunt, Clinkscale took the kickoff | 58 yards to set up the second TCU touchdown and he tallied the third -in a four-yard jaunt around end. The TCU upset topped a slim slate of Friday night battles that also saw Miami of Florida snap 1 to life in the final period to beat Holy Cross 26-20; Presbyterian upset Davidson 10-7; and .Denver come from behind to beat Montana 10-13. "We knew all the time we .had a good ball club," said Coach Abe Martin of TCU's Southwest Conference entry. The Horned Frogs had thrown a surprise Into Oklahoma's Sooners, rated No. 1 in the Associated Press poll before losing 21-16, but then lost 20-13 to an Arkansas team they were supposed to whip. Pass Defense Did It Southern California, winner of three straight and ranked No. 9 in the poll, thus went into the game favored by a couple of touchdowns. But the Trojans never headed the Texans as an alert pass defense nipped scoring threats on three occasions. Miami, the 20-point favorite, had its troubles with Holy Cross and only a 66-yard .march for a last period touchdown saved the Hurricanes. Quarterback Bobofiglio raced the final 36 yards for the score. Presbyterian upset Davidson by the unusual method of turning two early safeties and one touchdown into 10 points, end Bobby Jackson accounted for both safeties smashing through Davidson's defenses twice in the first period, Denver Stops Montana Denver had to come from behind a two-touchdown deficit to stop Montana. Rusty Flarly's passing and running clicked in the second half, however, and the Pioneers tallied two touchdowns in the third period and the winning-, one—a 19- yard pass from Fairly to Larry Ross—in final quarter. At this stage of the season, the first bowl game went into the records. Maryland State College A and T Tigers Make History With Win Over Cape This was the first time in the more than 50 years that the two teams have been playing that Caruthersville has won over Cape Central. With no scoring occurring in the first quarter. Caruthersville racked two touchdowns in the second , lllv . „ ,-... 3-2 prise in the best-of-seven se- q\mterbm'k ! rles as the result of a 14-9 triumph 34-13. in the annual Fish Bowl ;nme at Norfolk. Va. The winners nn oft'cns He Central Bests Lange in Y League downs with long vuns in spite of n shoulder injury. I)cli*nsivr play \vas U-d by Gwal- Ilill and nanirls. last night in which they connected j took a 27-0 halftime lead, with two grand slam homers, scored TonlRhfs top games pit Auburn eipht runs in one inning nnrt thru against Vandcrbilt. Colorado held off a 7-ruh Syracuse rally in j Arizona and Clemson against Flor- the ninth. Ida. Shi Ln Force, BnRli-y rious:t!min Gwaltnt-y Duniel.s M. fluids F. Childs Stalling Slurbs First Downs Yds. Rushing Passes Att. Yds. Passing Interceptions Fumbles Oppts. Fumbles Rec. 1 Punw Penalties Whavrn 7 157 9 36 0 4 0 6 for 3« 6 (or 31 yds. avg. yds. avg. 3 for 35 2 for 30 9 175 4 81 1 2 XInhoiwy Substitute.- berim, Dear. Laure. Fflts. el, Wool Pliyer Fisher Edgmon Alters Jones Stephens Totals Player Shepherd Prichard Champion Eldred TctaU Individual Records Blytheville Tries Gnd. Avp. H 67 4.78 70 30 10 9 3 1 7 3.33 1.67 3 37 175 Whllchaven Tries Gnd. 8 21 8 10 3 -3 107 36 4.73 AVI. 3.37 -.37 10.7 8.61 157 i.W In a hard fought snide school game at Little Park" yesterday afternoon. Central's Crlm.sons bounced back into the title picture of the "Y" league by defe.uing n scrappy Lange eleven by a score of 7-0. After baUHng through a scoreless first hall. Central got moving early in the second half with Tex Turner Gardner, arid tiu.irtOTback Bob Jacques alternating in racking up Ihe yardage. After Turner had skirted right end for 1.8 yards to place the ball on the live, three thrusts at the line carried it over, Jacques scoring on a keeper play. Turner then tallied the extra point to complex the scoring for the day. Central received the opening kickoff and fun.Med ^n the third scrimmage play. Lange took It for a first down and then fumbled it right back. That was the pattern for most of the first half, with neither team able to generate a scoring punch. Lange threatened early In the fourth period. After receiving the kick-off following Ihe Central TD,: a 15 yard interference penalty gave Lange the ball on Central's 28, Three running plays carried to the 20 but on fourth down, quarterback Hill was thrown for a 10 yard loss on a keeper nnd that was the end ot th« lineal. IMS. LE. LT LG C RG RT RE QB HB ' HB FB Sha\vnr< Luxora Perkins Cooper Rush Wilkins B. Gardner Looney Barch Chrisco -Hill, Kim- ton. . ti's. Luxora-- Manu- Stages, Chun. W. Richardson Says He's Ready To Pay $3,375,000 for A's PHILADELPHIA l.f> — Tommy Richardson, a minor league baseball mopil, says he has S3.3'5.000 cash to plunk down for the Philadelphia Athletics franchise. "I expect to be,in Chicago Tuesday to ask the American League club owners to vote me the risht to buy the franchise for my group." Richardson, president of the Eastern Baseball League, said yester- dav. Just before his statement came one from millionaire building contractor John McShain—who was believed to be Roy Mack's last hope to retain control of the club. McShain said he wanted out of the deal, that he's . ot interested, and doesn't expect to be. But Richardson said "if they I the owners! give me the package, I can go out and sell it." adding: "These people want to know Prominent Local People ride the tricky donkeys in the funniest game ever played. DONKEY BALL GAME-HOLLAND, MO. MON. Oct. 11 Starting at 8 p. m. By SONNY SANDERS Courier News Correspondent CAPE GIRARDEAt), Mo.—Caruthersville's Tigers made football history at Houck Stadium here last night as they defeated Cape Central Tigers 28-6. West Memphis Thumps Burdette Joe Brassfield Leads Blue Devils to 41-0 Win Orer Pirates WEST MEMPHIS — Little Joe Brassfleld. playing his final high school football game, led West Memphis' Blue Devils to a 41-0 rout of the visiting Burdette Pirates here last night. Brassfield. who next week becomes ineligible for further high school competition because of his age, scored five times as the Blue Devils protected their undefeated record. Burdette was never in the ball game. They simply were outclassed by the Blue Devils. Mistakes hurt the Pirates in the early stages and by halftime they were hopelessly buried under a 28-0 score. A short, wobbly Burdette kick that traveled less than 10 yards, set up West Memphis' {Irst touchdown in the early minutes of the game. The Blue Devils used a pass interception to set up the second and scored the third on a long rim by Brassfield. That was the ball game as far as Burdette was concerned. The Pirates never .seriously threatened as the Blue Devils turned the game into a rout. for a half time edge of H-0. Caruthersville left half Jim Leslie ran seven yards for the first touchdown of the game midway in the second period. That was after Johnny Martin. Jerry McClanahan and YorK Hughes had set up the scoring play with seven yard march. Jack Taylor kicked the extra point. Hughes Goes 85 Yards Less than three minutes remaining in the first 1 half when what they are buying." . He said he would keep the club in Philadelphia if it was supported. However, he said, if Philadelphia wouldn't support the A's, he would move them to one of six other cities. He listed the cities as Toronto, Montreal, Los Angeles, San Fran- :isco, Houston and St. Paul. He declined to give the number or names of the men in the group 'willing to buy the A's if they give me the right deal." Caruthersville fullback Hughes took a punt from Cape's Arthur Poorman on his own 15 and ran 85 yards for the touchdown. Taylor El Dorado Eases by Pine Bluff Wildcats Get 18-12 Win in Big Seven Play By TOM DYGAKD The ASSOCIATED PRESS El Dorado's football team, perched at the top of the Big Seven standings, is like the man who fights hard to climb one mountain, only to find himself facing a bigger one. Last night's Job for the unbeaten Wildcats was & tight 18-12 triumph over Pine Bluff. The next chore—the bigger mountain — la Little Rock in two weeks. At Little Eock the Tigers wrapped up their second straight Big Seven victory, an unexpectedly tough 28-6 decision over scrappy Fort Smith. Next week Little Rock plays its third Big Seven foe, Texarkana, while El Dorado goes out of the conference to face Smackover. The chances are good that both teams will go into their crucial game in two weeks with three wins and no losses. And the winner should walk o the crown without much trouble. El Dorado won over Pine Bluff with a juggled backfield lineup. Quarterback Charles Nolan was hurt In last week's game with North Little Rock and the Wildcats switched their power-driving fullback. Lamar Drummond, to quarterback for the night's work. A pair of sophmores took turns spelling Drummond at fullback and one of . them, Markus Tesnell, scored the second El Droado totich- lown with a 92-yard kickoff return. The score was tied twice, but the final six-point difference is a. true picture. El Dorado won the game in the statistics columns, and. both teams scored every time they got a chance. Powerful Little Rock got a touchdown the first time it got the ball against Fort Smith, to no one's surprise. But the Tigers got a. jolt when Fort Smith promptly returned nnd scored a touchdown ot its own. Little Rock bench strength, plus a sharp running game, polished off the undermanned Grizzlies in the second half. The Little Rock scoring was divided among Darryl He.bert, Ralph Goldman. Hammond Satterfleld, Scott Woodmansee and Jim Weatherington, who kicked four extra points. Weatherington's talented toe, incidentally, may provide the last word in Little Rock's important game with El Dorado in two weeks. While Weatherington seldom misses. El Dorado hasn't made an extra point in its last two games. Two of the other three Big Seven teams won their non-conference North Little Rock smacked kicked the extra point Caruthersville quarterback Bob Bartholomew pushed five yards for a touchdown late in the third period. That was after Caruthersville right half Louis Cook had run 13 yards to set the ball on Cape's two, and Bartholomew had run back to the five. Al Pounds kicked the extra point and Caruthersville led 21-0 at the end of the third. Pass Play Scores In the final quarter, Cape Central scored its only touchdown. Cape quarterback Bob Hunt passed to right end Meisenheimer, who went 55 yards for the touchdown. Before that Cape's Raymond Boren had intercepted a pass intended for McClanahan plete pass from then an inco Hunt to Meisen- Russellville 35-6 and Texarkana blanked Magnilia 9-0. Hot Springs' deficient Trojans failed to scora for the fifth straight game and fell to Nashville 20-0. Iron man Donny Stone carried the load for Fayetteville again. The strong tailback scored four touch- uowns on long runs to lead the Bulldogs to a 32-7 triumph over Springdale in the District 1AA game. The leader in 1AA, Van Buren, beat Bentonville 13-0 in a non-conference game that might hurt thfl Pointers. The Pointers' pass-catching fullback Pete Collier, suffered a leg injury scoring the second Van Buren touchdown. He may miss next week's game when the Pointers collide with Donny Stono & Co. from Fayetteville in a conference game. Fordyce's Redbugs nosed highly -rated Smackover 33-32 to take a commanding lead in District 4AA. heimer preceded the touchdown. A minute and 20 seconds were left in the game when Caruthersville's Hughes ran 25 yards for Caruthersville's last touchdown. Taylor kicked the extra point. The victory gave Canithersville ; a 4-1 record and it was the first! Q • _J !„ Big 8 Conference wlr.. Cape Cen-1| Q/J GO III tral has tied three and lost one. Fields, Welch Caruthersvl Hill Willis McOill Richards Taylor Grigory McClanahan Bartholomew Leslie L. Cook Hughes Pos, LE LT LG C RG RT RE QB LH RH FB Cape Central Erlbacker Buelow Thompson Miller Lowes Patmore Meisenheimer Hunt Poormnn Sqhack Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Philadelphia — Boardwalk Billy Smith, 173':. Atlantic iCty. knocked out Harold Johnson, 174, Philadelphia, 2. Melbourne — Luigi Coluzzi, 155. Italy, outpointed Ricardo Marcos, 158, Spain, 12. Mat Feature Regulation tag wrestling returns to Memorial Auditorium Monday mght as four top heavyweights square off in the feature of the American Legion's wrestling bouts. ! Three of trie participants are from ] last Monday night's card with the sole "newcomer" being Lester Welch. Welch is scheduled to team with Lee Fields against. Charley Keene and Al Getz in the feature bout. Monday night Keene, Gets, Fields and Don Fields took part in a six man bout that turned out to be erne of the wildest affairs ever witnessed here. And a little bad blood that developed in that bout is expected to be carried over to Monday night's bout with Keene and Fields carrying on a personal duel. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Oct. 11 8:15 p.m. Adults 50c — Children 15e Tag Match Charley Keene Lester Welch and Vt, and Al Getz Lee Fields 2 One-Fall Matches Welch vs. Getz Fields vs. Keene 30 Minnie Time f,iml<

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