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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, November 6, 1954
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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGIFITH Chicks Scalp Messick's Panthers 35-13 Tribe Impressive In Final Home Showing of Year Continued from rage 3 grabbed a Messick fumble on the very first play from scrimmage to give Blytheville possession at the Messick 33. Fisher fumbled but recovered for no gain and Akers overthrew end Freddy Hodge on a down and out pass. Fisher found a hole at tackle and plowed for eight to the 23, then Akers on a pitchout from Jones on the Split T option went all the way to the four to set up the touchdown. Edgmon dived over tackle for the needed four yards and Fisher kicked his first of five extra points to give Blythevllle a 7-0 lead. . Recovering a Blytheville fumble at the Chicks' 45, the Panthers moved for their first big gain of the night With halfback Jimmy Davis tind fullback Wilhlte leading the way they moved to the Blytheville 13 in six plays but the Chicks tightened their defense and held for down at the 13. And 10 plays later they owned -14 points. Edgmon and Akers hit the tackles for 12 yards and Abbott on a nice run moved to the 39. Edgmon found six yards through a big hole on the left side and Akers circled the end for six more. Abbott set up the second touchdown on a drive down the middle of the Messick 43 on the last play of the quarter. On the very first play of the second stanza, Edgmon exploded through an opening at right tackle, broke through the secondary before anyone discovered him and scampered 43 yards to the end zone untouched. Fisher's extra point kick split the uprights. The Chicks' alert defenders allowed the Panthers but eight yards on the next series • of' downs and Miller had to punt on fourth and one Jones was downed on his punt runback at the Blytheville 25 and the Chicks were off again. Good Blocking; Fisher Akers and Abbott, in three thrusts at the line, got 11 and Edgmon got good blocks from guard Jerry Nail and End Drane Adams and rambled 12 more to the Blytheville 48 .to set the stage for the third counter. Jones' pass to Langston was a mite long and Akers could manage but two yards on a pitchout, so with a third and eight situation, Fisher dropped back into deep punt formation. But he didn't kick. Instead he handed off to Edgmon and Danny streaked down the sidelines 51 yards to rack up the 20th point. Fisher made it 21-0 with another perfect kick from placement. And then the Clara Horton Two Negro Women on Mat Card It'll be two Negro women again Monday night as Promoter Mike Meroney presents another double main event program on the American Legion's Memorial Auditorium wrestling card. Squaring off in one of the two main event bouts will be Clara Horton, a top ranked Negro woman grappler and Kathleen Wimberly who appeared here a couple of weeks ago. In the other half of/ the twin main event program. Promoter Me roney will send Joe Welch, the Dycrsburg, Tenn., heavyweight against Irishman Eddie Malone. They'll clash over the 90-mlnute time limit, best two of three falls route. Always a top attraction., the bout between the two Negro women will bs fie top attr.-.ctlon. In two pre- vijus showings here, Negro women wrestlers have packed the h .o:tse. T!ie second bout will bring together two of the leading heavyweights in this section. Welch, who had to cancel an appearance here last Monday night because of « wrenched knee, Is reported fully recovered nflcr a week's rest. The first bout is scheduled lor 8:15 p. m. half ended five playi later, everyone realized that the Chicks could name the score. The Chicks marched 55 yards for their fourth touchdown. Akers set up and got the touchdown on A couple of nice runs. They took the kickoff opening the second half at the Blytheville 45 and immediately shifted into high gear. Fiser got eight in two tries and Jones in the split T option went for eight. Akers got four more and a Jones to Edgmon pass would get but three yards but it moved the ball to the Messick 24. Then Akers took a pitchout from Jones and with a blocking shield in front of him scooted to the four. On the next play Akers scored but Blytheville was ruled offside and assessed five yards back to the eight. Abbott got three of them back and then Akers took another pitchout at the five, got a tremendous block from Abbott at the three and went into the end zone. Again Fisher's kick Was perfect as the Scoreboard clock showed 6:45 to go in the third. Even with a 28 point lead, the Panthers found the Chicks' defense couldn't be dented and got but three yards in three tries on their next series deep in their own territory, so Miller punted out to the Blytheville 47. And the Chicks were off running again. Jones to Bratcher The Chicks' final touchdown jame on a 35-yard pass play from Jones to reserve end Jimmy Bratcher. Akers, on another beautiful run, got the Chicks Into scoring. position at the Messick 18 and Abbott added 11 more before a 15-yard illegal use of the hands penalty set the Tribe back to their own 35. Jones ,on a T play, saw Bratcher all alone at the 15 and fired the ball into his waiting arms and Bratcher scored untouched. Fisher ran his extra point streak to 17 in a row and 18 out of 19 as he kicked "•- 35th point. With four minutes and 10 seconds to go in the period, Coach Mosley unloaded his bench and against Blytheville's third stringers, the Panthers 'got. their two touchdowns. But it took a couple of fumble recoveries to do it. A Blytheville fumble at the Chicks' 35 set up the first one. Wiltcher got four and a Sajiba to Wilhite aerial clicked to move the ball to the Chicks' 14. Kirkman found-the left side of Blytheville's line to his liking as he moved all the Way to the three. ?nd on the next play Kirkman p'lunged over. Saliba was stopped short in his effort to run the extra point. The Blytheville scrubs moved the ball well in their only offensive effort but a fumble which Messick recovered stopped the drive at the Blytheville 45 with three minutes to go in the game. Saliba, after • getting six on a sneak, passed to end Sharon who went all the way to the Chicks 13. Then Saltba found end Fife all alone at the goal and hit him with another aerial but Fife dropped the ball. So Davis and Saliba returned to the ground and moved to the five from where Yancey, a reserve halfback, banged over. Saliba ran for the 14th point with only 45 seconds left In the game. Starting Lineups: Blytheville Poos. Messick Adams LE Harmon jr| s he!> LT Mills T^ a ll LG Robinson G ee c Meduris Huffman RG .... Alexander Shanks RT R. Davis Langston .... RE Shearon Jones QB Saliba Akers LH J. Davis Edgmon RH Dlugach Abbott FB Wiltcher Substitutions: Blytheville—Fong, Hodge, Stephens, Nail, Sparks, Bratcher, Earls, Rounsavall, Polsgrove. Hunnicutt, Moxley, Robertson George, Bratton, Holt, Privett, Carney, Westbrook, Slayton, Blankenship, Dougherty, Perry, Castleberry, Smythe, Whitsell, Simmons, Wheat. Messick—Kirkman, Wilhite, L. Davis, Fife, Carpenter, Yancy, Hampson, Coburn, Widgery, Reeves, Doyle. Scoring Touchdowns: Blytheville — Edgmon 3 ,Akers and Bratcher. Messick — Kirkman and Yancy. Extra Points: Blytheville — Fisher 5. Messick — Saliba. B'Ville Messick First Downs 13 7 Passes Att 6 11 Yds. Gnd. Rushing ... 346 119 Completions 4 Yds. Gnd. Passing — 69 Fumbles 6 Oppts. Fumbles Rec. ... 2 Punts 2 for 35 yds. 27.5 yds. Penalties 6 for 50 yds. Individual Rushlnf Blytheville Player Tries Edgmon 8 Akers 13 Fisher 6 Abbott 7 Jones Blankenship Carney . . Stephens .. Dougherty Player Sallba ... Dlugach 1 Wilhlte « Wiltcher 2 Yancy 1 Klrkrnan 12 J. Davis 9 Gnd. 134 114 24 36 2 9 .... 2 1 1 .... 2 45 Messick Tries Gnd. 4 0 1 0 10 346 61 3 3 4 for Avg. 16.7 8.7 4 5.1 4.5 5.7 11 I 13 5 5 36 48 lit Av*. 2.7 1 2.1 2.5 5 3 5.3 3.1 EDGMON AND AKERS SCORE — Danny Edgmon and Freddie Akers were the big ground gainers in the Chicks' 3513 victory over Messick of Memphis last night. In the top photo Edgmon scores Blytheville's first touchdown in the opening minutes of play on a four-yard quick-opener off tackle. Opening the gap are Chick linemen Chuck Lansston (80) at left, and on right of Edgmon, Jodie Hall (on ground) and Allen Shanks. In bottom photo, Akers scores in the third period from five yards out on a pitchout from Bobby Jones after a touchdown from the two was nulli- iiccl by penalty. Leading the play with line blocking is Charles Abbott. (Courier News Photo) Football Scores County Blytheville 35, Messick II Jackson, Tenn. (Jrs.) 18, Bly- thevllle 13 Osceola 31, Wilson 0 Burdette 19, Shawnee 0 Slate Fort Smith 28. Hot Springs 0 Texarkana 13, Pine Bluff 7 North Little Rock 20, Van Buren 6 El Dorado 35, Natchez, Miss, t Camden 35. Smackover 0 Magnolia 12. Hope 7 Sublaco 26, Sprlngdale 7 Fayettevllle 26, Russellvllle 13 Rogers 27,,Siloam Springs 19 De Queen 42. Idabel, Okla. 13 Benton 20, Malvern 14 Bentonville 30, Harrison • Conway 18, Newport 13 Jonesboro 20, Forrest City 8 Paragould 20, Harrlsburg 13 Montlcello 13, Eudora 7 Stamps 19, Forcmon 0 Mineral Springs 53, Blevlns 0 CUrksvllle 14, Paris 14 (tie) Wynne 8, DeWltt 6 Stuttgart 19, Hughes 0 Sheridan 20, Morrllton 18 Magnet Cove 28, Rlson 7 St. Anne's (Port Smith) 14. Wai. dron 0 Mansfield 1», Hartford 0 Ozark 14, Greenwood 0 Booneville 24, Mena 7 Charleston 27, Dardanelle it Lincoln Fort Smith) 56, Morrilton 0 (Negro) Marvel 19, Haien 6 Nashville 13, Ashdown 8 Bauxite 40, Gurdon 0 Searcy 27, Jacksonville 0 McOehee 14, Warren 0 Watson Chapel 42, White Hall 8 Clarsile 27. Fuller 12 Mountlan Home 35, Alma 38. goutheut MtttOuri Maiden 48, East prairie 8 Plggott 46, Haytl 26 Cape Girardcau 23, Kennett 0 Caruthersville 18, Cairo 0 Blkeston 13, Jackson 7 Charleston 28, Poplar Bluff 7 Coltete VPI 20, George Washington 13. Tampa 27. East Carolina 14. Memphis Navy 32, William Carey 20. Boston College 13, Marquette 7. Kansas State 53, Drake 18. Mornlngside 39, South Dakota State 34. McPherson 44. Bethany (Kan.) 13 William Jewell 14, St. Ambrosi (Iowa) 12. Kirksvilic (Mo.) 36, Warreneburg (Mo.) 6. College of Emporia 44, Ottawi (Kan.) 7. Southeastern Okla. 7, Southen Arkansas 7, (tie). Mexico Univ. 20, Midwestern 19 Western (Colo.) State 40, Colo rado State 6. N. Little RockTops Van Buren; Conway Nips Newport 18-13 By TOM DYGAKD THE ASSOCIATE!) PRESS When Van Buren's Pointers made a mistake, the North Little Rock Wildcats were on hand to collect. The results of too many miscues — namely one runner they should have tackled and one pass intercepter they should have stopped was a 20-6 beating at the hands of the Wildcats. Consequently the Pointers, who went into the game with eight straight triumphs, to 5 on the outside looking in at Arkansas' dwindling group of unbeaten, untied high day are school football teams. The touchdown that broke the bucks of the Pointers was built on. the fast running of Jimmy Banks] and a freakish set of circumstan-1 ces. Van Buren kicked off after tym;;! the score at 6-all. Banks gobbled I up, then hobbled the ball. In the time it took him lo find the handle again, the Pointers were on him. But there was one hole and he 1 slithered through it and raced 65 yards to the goal. Probably, if lie had not fumbled, the Pointers could have got their sights on him in time to nail him. That touchdown in the last iive minutes of the game led to desperation passes by Van Buren which, in turn, led to the third I and decisive North Little Rock touchdown. El Dorado Wins The two teams above North Little Rock in the Big Seven standings are taking a week out of the conference. El Dorado's Bobby Bates return-ed two kicks 85 yards to the end zone to help the wildcats to a 25-7 victory at Natchez, Miss. First Place Little Rock lays at Paducha, Ky., tonight. Tailenders battled among themselves in the only Big Seven conference games. Texarkana whipped Pine Bluff 12-7 and Fort Smith crushed helpless Hot Springs 28-0. The Pine Bluff loss was the sixth In a row for the Zebras, who started the season with two victories. Pine Bluff's only touchdown was scored by Chester Smith, who has done all the Pine Bluff scoring in the last three games- four touchdowns. Fort Smith wasted no time with Hot Springs which . has scored a hopeless six points against 171 for the opposition In four conference games. The Grizzlies rattled the Trojans with three touchdowns in the first eight minutes and coast- eii the rest of the way. Big gun was Darrel Williams who scored three touchdowns, two of them on long runs. If its any consolation to Van Buren, the Pointers aren't the only team that saw a string of eight straight victories broken. Mighty Newport, one of the highest scoring teams in the state, toppled to Conway 18-13. The Wampus Cats, who went into the game with a 4-4 record, completed a 35-yard pass play with only 17 seconds still to be played to upset the Greyhounds. Before Joe Ford passed to Tommy Williams for the winning touchdown, Conway got within one point of the Greyhounds with a 14-yard pass from Ford to Billy Nutter with a minute and five seconds remaining. And on-sicles kick got the ball back for Conway in time to score the winning touchdown. De Queen rolled on to its ninth straight victory without a loss, smashing Idabel, Okla., 42-12. Dicrks got No. 9 with a 33-1 triumph over the Texarkana B team. Lake Village's ninth straight was a 33-6 pasting of Hamburg. In District 4AA Camden and Magnolia continued to make it a two-team race. Fordyce fell from serious contention with a 20-0 loss to Fairvlew Thursday night. Camden Wln« Camden walloped Smackover 35 0 and Magnolia slipped past Hopi 12-7. Camden now has four stralgh victories in the conference; Mag nolia five wins and one tie. Subiaco pulled into even term; with Van Buren in District 1AA The Trojans smacked wlnless Springdale 26-7 to match Van Buren's 3-0 conference record. Jonesboro knocked down Forres City 20-6 In a District 2AA game tl-at shifted Jonesboro into second place and dropped Forrest City to third. Newport stands at the top with a 2-0 conference record. Benton moved Into second place in District 3AA with a 20-H victory over Malvern. Russellvllle already has wrapped up the crown with three straight triumphs. Burdette Hangs 19-0 Defeat on Shawnee JOINER — Tailback W. T. Langley score two touch downs here last night to lead Burdette to a 19-0 victory over Shawnee's Indians in a District 3B contest. Central and Lange in Score/ess Tie In a battle for second place li the "Y" Grade school football loop Central and Lange fought to scoreless draw at Little Park yet lerday afternoon. Sudbury had al ready sewed up the winners laure! by defeating Central Tuesday oft ernoon . Central had a little the better o It in the statistics department, will four first downs to Larige'B 3 an reeling off good chunks of yardag on two occasions but fumbles wer very costly. Central received the openin kick-off »nd moved for two firs downs to the Lange 35. where Lang recovered a fumble. After makin one first down, Jerry Hill punte out of bounds on the Central Ifi Lange's only threat of the gam came soon afterward when HI Passed to Billy Todd for a firs down on the Central 9. A rugge defense drove them back to th Central 16 and on the next play, Bo Jacquest Intercepted a Hill pass o the 5, where he was downed Imme dlately. Tex Turner ramme through the middle for what woul have been a first down, but fumb led and Lange recovered as th half ended. In the second half. Lange receiv ed but was unable to move and ha to punt from their own 3fl. Nelthe team was able to notch a first dow until midway of the fourth quarte when Turner took a fourth dow hand-off on hi* own 35 and bar relied to the Lange 9, where he wi forced out of bounds. Paps Suffer 18-13 Loss To Jackson's Juniors JACKSON, Tenn. — Jackson's junior Cubs got r* enge for an early-season licking here yesterday, they thump- d BlytheviUe's junior Papooses by an 18-13 score in a wid» pen ball game. The Paps, hobbled by fumblei. aught lire lat« in the game and Almost made the grade but their ffer came a little late as the clock nil out on them on the Jackson 8 vith the Cubs six points In front. The Paps fumbled away several coring opportunities In the early qilnutes and Jackson capitalized on he bobbles. Taking over on ft fumblt the Cubs scored the first time they got he ball. On the fifth play from crlmmage. Jerry Camp, who played gimrd on defense and fxrilbaelt on, offense, crashed over BlyUievtllc'r goal line from three yards out. The jy for extra point waa unsucceM- ul. GMUi Scorn The Paps came right baclc to move into the lead, with end dillls scoring on a Ireak play. Olllla knocked down a pitchout from Jackson quarterback Wilson, scooped up the loose ball and scooted 15 /ards to score. The extra point try was good and Blythevllle had a 7-6 lead. Jackson rolled back late in the second period to move back into the lead. Driving from their own 38, the Cubs moved to the 10 and scored on the next play to take a 12-7 lalftlme lead. In the third period Jackson took a Blythevllle punt on Its own 46 and marched to another touchdown. Camp got the score on a 40-yard md sweep. Sneak Workl The Chicks caught fire In the fourth period and moved for quick touchdown. Quarterback Charlie Conlter sparked thft touchdown drive and got the score on an 11-yard sneak. The try for extra point failed. ate In the period McQuIre got a Jackson fumble at the Cubs' 24 and the Paps headed goalward on the good right arm of Coalter. Coalter made posa after pofis work for three quick first downs to the Jackson eight but here, time ran out. It was the'Pops' second low of the season. Starting Lineups: Jackson Donovan Mllum ... Camp ... Patton .. Morris .. tat. . L E. , L.T. . L.O. . C. .. B.O. Beeley R.T. Hendrix Wilson .... Tubbs Armstrong Tomllnson E.E. Q.B. H.B. H B . F.B. Blythevllle Olllls .. Colcman .. McOulro .... Sadlln .... Nelson .... Taylor ... Wllford .... Coalter .. Jayroe- Moon pullej Fights Last Night Philadelphia — Bob Baker, 211 Pittsburgh, outpointed Jimmy Slade 170 'A, New York, 10. Melbourne — Mario Trlgo, 143 Mexico, outpointed Frankie Flan nery, 141, Australia, 12. VPI Gets 7th Win; Marquette Is Defeated 13-7 By ORLO ROBERTSON The unbeaten but once-tied Gob biers of Virginia Polytechnic Inst tue put In a bid for a bowl 'guni today hours before the nation 1 top ranking college football team swung: into action in contests tha could go a long ways toward de elding the lineups for the Jan. games. VPI defeated George Washing ton 20-13 in one of last night's to games for its seventh victory. Th only blot on the Gobblers' recor is a 7-7 tie with William and Mary Only unimpressive Waynesbur and traditional rival, VMI, remal to bar VPI's first undefeated sea son In the school's modern history The underdog Boston Colleg Eagles uncorked a fine runnin attack to whip Marquette 13-7 1 near-frt^lng weather at Milwau Jcee and Kansas State romped ove Drake 3-18 in other leading con tests last night. Ten of Bob Lemon's 23 vlctorie were against first division teams. Caruthersville Defeats Cairo Tigtr* G»t 18-0 Triumph in Annual Homecoming Gam* By SONNY SANDER* CAROTHERSVILLE — Th« Cm- uthersvllle Tigers swept over th« Cairo, Dl., Pirates by 184) home- oming score last night. The Tigers got off to a good »tart with two touchdowns In the first -mil. HalfbacS Jim Leille ran 91 ards lor a TD l»te In the first quarter. That was after he had received a pitchout from quarterback Bob, Bartholomew. The scoring play ame after Caruthersville had held on downs. Jack Taylor filled In extra point itempt. Louli Cook scored on a It-yard run with four minutes remaining n the second period. The touchdown ended an 80-yard march by he Tigers on five plays started by ullback York Hughes who returned a Cairo punt 10 yardi to Caru- hersvllle's 30. Hughes then ran to the Tiger 38 and then to the 48. Bartholomew raced 20 yards on the following play to put the ball on Cairo's 34. Cook Score* Hughes curried to the W. On the next play Cook scored. Bill 'Ore- lory's conversion Attempt was Mocked and Caruthersville held a 12-0 halftlme lead. Cairo controlled the ball during the third quarter with neither team able to punch out a score. Though Cairo did manage a penetration to the Caruthersville 8-y»rd-llne, but were driven back by a stout Tiger defense. Hughes drove three yards for Garuthersvllle's final touchdown early In the fourth quarter. Thai score completed a 77-yard Tiger drive on 16 plays. Fumble Starti Drive The advance was accomplished by Johnny Martin. George Cook, Bill Wntkins, Bartholomew and Hughes. Jack Davis' kick for the point was no good. Caruthetsvllle led 18-0 early In the fourth period. Cairo tried to make a comeback late In the game as they drove within 10 yards of the Tiger goal, but a fumble recovered by Caruthersville halted the threat and the Tig. ers controlled the ball the remaining few minutes of the game. The win gave Caruthersville » season record of 8-3. It also boosted their Big Eight Conference record to an even .500 at 3-3. Caruther»vlll« Lay Willis McOlli Richards Taylor Orlgory McClahahan . Bartholomew Leslie Cook Hughes Pos. LE LT LO C .. RO RT RE QB HB HB FB Cairo Willis Newton ,. Hornbeak Duncan Stencel ... Plttman ... Robinson Marchildon Kaha Calvin ... Peterson Two Osceola Boys in ASC, Austin Game OSCEOLA — An unusual thing will unfold tonight In the Arkansas State-Austin College game at Jonesboro when two former Osceola Semlnoles handle the T formation chores for these two teams. Tommy Spiers, 1852 Osceola High School (rraduste and Donald Watson of the 1949 Semlnole team will be facing each other for the first time In their college careers. Spiers, one of the most sought after high school players In the state, will guide Arkansas State's T attack and Watson will quarterback for Austin. Spiers and Watson were team mates on the Semlnoles' IMS squad. Langley, who probably is the fastest boy to play on the Indians' home field this year scored his markers in the second and fourth quarters and he set up the other one on a 32 yard punt return. Halfback Jon Payne got Bur- detto's first counter in the early minutes of the game when he crashed over from eight yards out. Langley set up the score by bringing a Shawnee punt back 32 yards to the 22. Late In the second period Langley got his first score of the night The .speedy back cut over right tackle and then cut toward the left sidelines as he stepped off 17 yards to climax a long drive by Burdette. In the fourth quarter Langley scored again to climax another long Burdette drive, plunging over from the two yard line. Shawnee was never able to get j started, as Burdettc's defense kept the Indian's offense pretty well bottled. However, Terry gave the Indians' fans a little shouting opportunity with some long runs In the first quarter before a leg in- Jury forced him out of action in the second period. Shawnee LaForgc .. Bagley .... Housaman Owflltney . Daniels .. Kimberlin Dean Starling ... Stocks .... Terry Ton. LE . . LT .. LO ., C ... RO . RT . RE . QB . HB HB Burdette ... Hlgglns C. Pankey A. Pankey . Stanlleld ... Duncan ... Rlgsby . D. Payne Burks ... Langley McDonald Maho'ney FB J. P»ya« BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Nor. 8 8:15 p.m. Adults 50c — Children 15« DOUBLE MAAIN EVENT • COLORED GIRL WRESTLERS • CLARA HORTON vs. KATHLEEN WIMBERLY On« Hour Tim* Limit—Beit 2 Out of 3 Falls • SECOND MATCH • JOE WELCH vs. EDDIE MALONE 90 MinuU Tint Limit—Best 2 Out of 3 Falls

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