The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 3, 1955 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, November 3, 1955
Page 14
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PAGE FOURTKW BLYTHETILLB (ARK.)' COUNTER ICKWf lOu (jeorye -Mndcrio* Spirit of Optimism Suffers, But It Glows Undaunted Last week, despite oar tenacious ilinging to Che beliefs o( "Candide," was no different from other recent weeks. Our optimism again suffered a crucifying blow when the unpredictable predicted itself across the nation's football arenas with .such results as Tulane over Auburn. Texas over SMO, Minnesota over Southern California, etc. Our season's average took another small dip because in 10 rt the 2J games picked failed (a show any cooperation whatever and «« had to be content with calling only li of them riyhl. That put our percentage at 60. the same r,s our season's percentage with °n correct selections and 63 misses. But undaunted, we lr>-. try •gain. IWho knows, maybe some day we'll get lucky and catch up with the blgr boys.) THE CHICKASAWS resume a. aerie* Friday thai always seemed to us one of the best either team had. The lo«r games Blytheville has met the Golden Bears, despite the fact that the Chicks have won three of them, were top-grade exhibitions of football. An* the Tribe's 21-0 victory nvw the Bears in their last encounter two years ago, was a good game ind tough all the way for the Chkki. Jackson had a fine club, «s they »lways have, but the Chicks just had one of their best in a long time. Jackson appears to be a little weaker this year according to their record, though the Bears have played some tough teams and two of their tour losses have come at the hands of Paducah. Ky.—one of the powers in the Midwest. But the Chicks probably don't rank with the 1953 edition either, MI it's liable to be » rip-snorter. We like the Chicks 21-S. THIS WEEK is a two-way feature for Blytheville and Jackson with tomorrow night's ' contest between the Chicks and Bears at Jackson preceded at Haley Field tonight by a return clash of their respective Junior High teams. The Paps were dealt with in no uncertain manner earlier In the season when they made the journey across the Mississippi to Jackson. The Cubs punished them 25-13. It's not probable that the Papa can get high enough to stop the Jackson crew, even in their last game of the season. The Cubs are likely to provide vengeance for their big brothers in advance by about 21-14. IT LOOKS LlltE another one lor Uie Razorbacks. They've bad them all season and were expecting them before the season ever started. Everyone has aimed al them after their surprises of last year. Rice started it aa soon as Ihis year's same was scheduled, making it their homecoming event. .Vow they've added more fuel to the fire they're trying to build under the Rice squad by setting aside the day »s "Jess Neely Day." It's going to be mighty tough lor the Porkers, but it's been that way all season And their spirit and desire has been great enough to come through most of the time. We're convinced they won that game last Saturday against the Aggies and they should feel jubilant in their great moral victory. We're going to go with them one more week. Arkansas 14, Rice 7. AN'OTHEK GAME, expected to attract a great deal of interest (and a'tendance) in this area, is tomorrow night's showdown battle between the two powerhouses of District 3B. TIx game, pitting the Scmi- noles of Osceola against the Bulldogs of Wilson, on the latter's home field, in all probability will decide the conference championship. Both are undefeated in league play and have turned in some outstanding games. As usual, Wilson can be expected to turn in their top game of the season . . . they've .upset the . Seminoles more than once in the past when the situation was similar to the present . . . and an upset tomorrow night is certainly a possibility. But Osceola appears to have too great an edge for the Bulldogs and should be able to withstand the onslaught in a keen, rugged battle. Osceola Ill-Wilson It. • • • THE OTHERS: Aubur^i over Mississippi State, Texas A&M over SMU, Army over Yale, Navy over Duke. Tulane over Alabama. Miami over Boston College. Michigan over Illinois, Ohio State over Indiana. Michigan State over Purdue. Minnesota over Iowa. Oklahoma over Missouri. Iowa State over Nebraska, Georgia Tech over Tennessee (but look out for an upset), Kentucky over Vanderbilt, Maryland over LSD, West Virginia over George Washington, Houston over Tulsa, Oklahoma A&M over Colorado A&M. Lepiinto over Keiser, Wisconsin over Northwestern, South Carolina over North Carolina, Blytheville Faces 2-Way Jackson Test Jackson Won't Be Easy Foe r Despite Record Jackson's Golden Bears, Blytheville Chickasaws' seventh foe of the current campaign, may not have a record to brag about but that doesn't mean they won't give the Chicks a battle tomorrow night when the Tribe invades West Tennessee. The Bears have only won a single game and tied two this year but they've lost to some mighty potent elevens. And all four of the previous meetings between the two schools have resulted in good, rugged football. Blytheville has a 3-1 edge in the series, having lost to Jackson only in 1951. Two of Jackson's four losses this year came at the hands of the rugged Paducah, Ky.. team. 31-0 and 33-0. No explanation is known as to why the Bears took Paducah's wrath twice. ,Their other losses were to Trenton, Tenn., 46-18 and Waverly, Tenn., 33-13, Moral Victory The Bears defeated their nearby rivals North Side by a .score of 19-6 for iheir only victory. They tied Camden, Tenn.. 19-19 in their first game of the year^and came up with some sterling play last week to tie a heavily-favored Lexington. Tenn.. 13-13. The tie broke Lexington's 13-* game winning streak. t Jackson, with a 35-man squad and 14 lettermen. is led. by a pair of seniors, co-capiains Albert Arn-| ett and Adam Gay. I Arnett. a six-foot. 185-pound j quarterback, is a standout in the! backfield. operating the Bears' split-T attack. , I He is the do-everything man of the Jackson squad. A lop runner, he does all the passing, punting, kicks off nnd kicks extra points. Gay, a hard-working hustler, is anchor man in the Jackson line. A squatty 198 pounder, he goes both ways for the Bears and is a speedy, effective downfield blocker. Inexperienced The report from informants in Jackson, is that the Bears are somewhat weak overall with bett offense than defense. Letdowns Rene George . . . Reserve Guard Football Scores By THK ASSOCIATED PRESi Rison 38, Magnet Cove 7 Hamburg 26, Lake Village 0 Prescott 20, Murfreesboro 14 Gillctt 54, St. .Charles 0 Trumann 26, Marion 0 Cabot 33, Lonoke 6 Nashville 33, Ashdown 0 Pittsburgh Hires Bobby Bragan As New Manager PITTSBURGH ,,W—Bobb.v Bragan. a 31-year-old veteran of eight years us a minor league manager who makes no secret of his admiration for Branch Rickey, is the new fa-Id manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Rickey, who became chairman of the board after resigning, as aenernl manager, wasn't nt the new conference when Bragan was handed a one-year contract for an undisclosed salary yesterday. Brngnn, apparently referring to the help Rickey has given him, made it clear he owes a lot to the mahutma and will try to exploit the youth movement which Rickey began in his five year reign, Rickey was succeeded by 37-yenr- old Joe L. Brown. nm> of his front office a.ssislnnts. Follows Honey Asain Ju^t ns lie did in becoming manager of Hollywood of the Pacific Coast League, Hragan follows Fred Haney as manager of Hie Pirates. Haney WHS lot out by Rickey ai the *>nd of last season aTier three yesirs. Haney recently signed as a coach wjih the Milwaukee Braves Wmlr;y was .struggling with ! th last place Pirates, Bragan wasi having fine success in Hollywood, j In 1953, his first year as muna- j ger, he was voice! the most vnlu- j able manager tn the PCL for j winning the championship. ! Fights Last Night By THE ASSO('IATW) I'RESS Baltimore — Frunkiit Ryff, 139;^ New York, outpointed Paddy De Marco, 139'/2. Brooklyn, 10. Ottawa, Canada — Gale Kerwin. 138'/i, Ottawa, outpointed Dexter Connors, 139, Montreal, 8. Wrong Score Reported CARUTHBESVILU: _. The score by wlitch Cnnuhcrsville's B team beat the Luxora varsity M|iiud was incorrectly reported Wednesday. The final score was 2«-7. A fourtl) quarter touchdown by George Hollowell of Caruthersvllle was left out. The longest rim ever made by an Alnbuna football player WM a 100- yard klckoff return by Jim Jurkett In 1MB against Charcoal Brown or Black Soft Grain $12.95 FREEMAN WINTER- WEIGHTS We'll bet you'll be surprised how FREEMAN has built a wonderful new lightweight "feel" into these new "winterweights"... without sacrificing traditional heavyweight service. Slip on a pair and see. Brown Soft Grain $12.95 FAMILY SHOE STORE 1111 W. MrtiaBPtMiM 14MIH one or two quarters in most g:ime?j have given them trouble. But that; doesn't moan anything. The squad is described as having so pie excellent boys but short on experience. The Chicks, with a few boys hit by the flu bus; this week, may be slightly undersirength, though physically most are in good condition. Bobby Jones and Fred Rounsa- val! apparently have recovered from slight illnesses earlier in the week, though end Fred Hodge and back Charles Coalter had mild cases of the virus yesterday. The Chicks were scheduled to complete work for Jackson with limbering up drills at Haley Field this morning- and leave for Jackson tomorrow morning. Paps Close Season Tonight The Blytheville Junior High Paps entertain the Jackson, Tenn., Cubs in their last game of the 1955 season tonight at Haley Field and not even a generous rain could wash out their determination to close out the year with a victory over the power-laden Temies- seans. The Paps are shooting for win No. Four. Yesterday's rain forced Hie Paps indoors lor their final drill of the year, but spirits were'high as they .skipped through a brisk cali.sthen- ics drill and brushed up on their kicking formation decked out m shorts arid T-shirts in the gymnasium. Last month at Jackson, the Pups j could not find their scoring punch; until the fourth quarter and fell! before the Cubs. 25-13. j Stllwrll Hank t Lal« last night. 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