The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 25, 1955 · Page 12
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, November 25, 1955
Page 12
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PAGE TWELV1 BLYTHEVILLE (AKK.) COURIER NEWS •FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1955 Dollar Day Saturday for Bowl Hopefuls Hot Springs Tilts Zebras By 14-7 Score By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Hot Springs, the perennial whipping boy of the Big! Ei"ht, snatched the Thanksgiving football headlines from' Little' Rock's championship Tigers yesterday. The Trojans, with a hard-hitting brand of football, used heavily favored Pine Bluff for a 14-7 Turkey Day feast, while Little Rock as expected was walloping its North Little Rock neighbor 27-0. Five Contenders Seek Two Top Berths UMBRELLA DEFENSE—Protected by a parnsnl. Imjr Bijndl performs a graceful spin on the R,K-k,.feiH-r P.a/a rink in Nt-» York, otherwise abandoned because of rain It isn t often that she has the entire surface to herself Osceola Runs Wild Over Indians 69-6 OSCEOLA—The Osceola Seminoles journeyed to Marked Tree for the traditional Thanksgiving game and scalped the Indians to the tune of 69-6. This was the 25th meeting of the two teams. They are now tied at 12 victories each, and one tie. Seminoles kicked off to Marked Tree and recovered a fumble on the Indians' 25 yard line- Two plays /ater Ed WeKhm scored on an end iweep and Nelson Hopkins converted to put the Seminoles out in front 7 to 0. And from 1 that point on, the Indians from Marked Tree were never in the ball game. Seminoles built up a 21 to 0 leaed jit the end of the first quarter and Coach Wally Jackson turned it over to the reserves, who played most of the rest of the first half. Seeminoles scored 14 points in the second quarter and the Indians, with the aid of a 15-year penalty, which put the ball on the four yard line, made their lone tally of the day. When the Seeminoles took the field to start the third quarter, they were out in front 35 to 6. Coach Jackson used a combination of regulars aud reserves to score 21 more poinLi to lead 56 to 6 as the quarter ended. In the fourth quarter the Seminoles added 13 more. Ten Seminoles took part in the scoring. Ed Weldon was high with 15, Dewey Gentry scored 12, Jerry Hill 9 and five boys scored 6 each. They were Lyman Shoemake, Capt. S. E. Stovall, J. W. Reece, Bobby Watson and Ray Adcock. Nelson Hopkins scored two points and Jimmy Robblns made one point. The Seminoles may have won another championship along with the district title, that being the leading scoring team in thR state as they ended he season making 382 points. Tt was a very successful season for Coach Jackson, his staff and the players as they won eight, lost three and tied one. Holland, Arbyrd Divide Cage Tilts HOLLAND—Holland split a pair of basketball games with Arbyrd Tuesday night. Holland won 101-31 in the boys contest while Arbyrd. eked out a 54-52 win in the girls battle. Jackie Kenley, forward, was high point man for Holland with 31. Holland's Buddy James got 21. Poulkner and Alsup tied for high honors tor Arbyrd with 9 each. Patsy Alexander was high for Holland while Arbyrd's B. Hardin got 40. The completely unexpected performance of the Trojans, who end-; ed the season 2-8-1. had the effect j only of dropping the powerful j Zebras (8-2-1) from second to ihirdi pi ice in the Big Eight standings! behind Little Rock and Fort Smith. But for Hot Springs, the triumph provided these first: j 1. The first time in history that the Trojans had won a Big Eight football game on their own field. 2. The first time the Trojans had beaten Pine Bluff since a pre-conference game in 1946. 3. The first time a light unheralded fullback had gotten a | chance at offensive chores. Hollisj Hill, a 143-pound junior heretofore relegated to the defensive platoon, carried 25 times for both touchdowns and 107 of Hot Springs' 129 rushing yardage. A blocked Hot Springs punt in the opening quarter seemed to signal another trouncing' for the Trojans when Pine Bluff and < id Dick Evans, who crashed through for the block, gobbled up the ball and trotted 12 yards to the end zone. The fortunes of football changed, however, shortly before the quarts er ended. Hot Springs guard Arnold McKinney fell on a Pine Bluff iumble the Zebra 29. On the second play from scrimmage, the remarkable Hill skirted the sidelines for 24 yards and the TC. Johnny Mers- ser's conversion tied the score and there it remained at the half with Hot Springs fighting off a furious Zebra passing attack. Early in the third period, the amazing Hot Springs defense rose to halt the Zebras and the Trojans embarked on the winning touchdown drive. The march carried 53 yards with Hill provldin the last two yards on a fourth down leap. North Little Rock fell far short of duplicating Hot Springs' improbable performance but the Wildcats threw a fright into the relentless Tigers from Little Rock, nevertheless. Little Rock, rolling to an undefeated Big Eight season and the undisputed title, staged a first first quarter scoring march capped by halfback Fred Morgan's touchdown plunge from the one. The Tigers then added another touchdown in the second period and piled .on two more in the third period. In games involving other Big Eight members, Texarkana, Ark., took a 46-0 thumping from its cross-town rival, Texarkana, Tex , '-for the seventh straight year and El Dorado drove from behind in a drizzling rain to defeat Camden 13-7. In other featured games, Batesville preserved its unbeaten season by battling Newport to a 12-12 tie. The tie left the Pioneers with a 10-0-1 season and Newport, 8-3-1. Nashville,' tied earlier this season Hot Spring, completed an unbeaten season rolling over Hope 38-20. Underdog Paragould smacked Jonesboro 20-13 in a game that provided two touchdowns within 3iJ seconds of play. J esboro's Denson Moody carvied a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown. And then Alvin Arnold duplicated, the effort for Paragor'3 on the following klckoff, running 85 yards to score. By ED WXLKS The Associated Press Tomorrow is $?$$-day for Navy, Mississippi, Georgia Tech, Auburn and Vanderbilt as Sugar and Cotton bowl officials take a last look at the five gridiron contenders before making selections to fill their two remaining lucrative Jan, 2 berths. Navy, geared for its traditional imerservice run-in with Army at Philadelphia, is the pivotal club. Word has it the Middies are fa vored for the Cotton Bowl opposite Texas Christian. Favored, that is, if the Middies can dispose of Army again .If Navy accepts the Cotton Bowl invitation expected to follow a Middle victory, it would leave the four Southeastern Conference schools battling to win the Sugar Bowl spot against Pitt. iii search of Us 29th straight victory in a regular season windup against Oklahoma A&M tomorrow. The other three already have called, it quits until Jan. 2. Mississippi, beaten by Navy 21-0 in the last Sugar Bowl after winning the SEC crown, looks like a repeater, but Tech, Auburn and Vandy stJI have a chance. Ole Miss plays Mississippi State in the loughest assignment facing the four bowl hopefuls. Tech plays Georgia* Auburn meets winless Alabama and Vandy "faces Tennessee- Some of the traditional season- ending games were played yesterday, with Texas delivering a shocker by upsetting Texas A&M 21-6. That left Texas Christian a clear field for the Southwest Conference crown and an unchallenged right to fill the host spot in the Cotton Bowl. Texas A&M was shooting for its first conference title in 14 years, knowing it couldn't get the bowl berth because of probationary action for violating conference recruiting codes. The conference gave TCU the Cotton bowl bid last week whtn it was clear the Frogs could be no worse than runnc up. Now TCU can win the title by beating Southern Methodist tomorrow. In other Thanksgiving Day games, Cornell handed Penn ita 18th straight defeat 30-7; Wichita gained a sluire of the Missouri Valley title with Detroit by roiMng Tulsa 54-0; Wyoming muffed a share ol the Skyline crown with Colorado A&M by losing to Denver 6-3 on the last play of the game; Utah edged Utah State 14-13; Miami (Ohio) beat Cincinnati 14-0 tor Its first unbeaten-untied season since 1921; William & Mary upset Richmond in a 6-6 tie; and VPI whipped VMI 39-13. First, Last Places in SW Open By THE ASSOCIATED TRESS Only the top and bottom rungs of the 1954 Southwest 1 if Navy declines the bid, or losesi Conference football ladder re-: to the Cadets, it would leave thej ni . Cotton and Sugar bowl selectors! 5 Manila Cage Game Postponed MANILA — Manila's basketball) game, scheduled originally for to-1 morrow night with Grapevine High | School, has been cancelled due to the death of the father of a member of the Grapevine team, Manila Coach Deward Dopson announced today. .The game has now been re-scheduled for Manila Saturday, Dec. 3. switching their bids to the SEC quarter — Ole Miss, Tech, Auburn and Vandy. Four-Way Race The SEC champ • generally winds up .in New Orleans at the Sugar Bowl, but there's no guarantee. , And there's no guarantee as to who the SEC champ will be either. All four of the bowl hopefuls have a chance. The Gator Bowl, Sun Bowl and lesser postseason games also hinge on the outcome of tomorrow's games. , . , ., ,. horns, in one of the biggest upsets in the loop's history, top-. pled the Texas Aggies in their Thanksgiving day battle. Texas Chrisiian. which will represent the conference in the Cotton Bowl Jan. 2, is now leading the race, with a 4-1-0 record while the Aggies, who have been out in front all season, dropped to second place as result of the 21-6 drubbing handed them by Texas. The Christians can win the ,con- frence crown by defeating Southern Methodist at Fort Worth Sal- Baylor, sixth ranking team in the seven-team loop, has a 1-4-0 record to date. The Longhorns had only a mediocre season until they rose to lopsided games of the" series history. A TCU loss Saturday would throw the Frogs into a tie with Texas for second place. But TCU would still go to the Cotton Bowl completely outplay the favored Ag- because the Christians defeated the gies Thursday in one of the most-1 Longhorns earlier in the season. ****** Steers Bask in Win Two bowls already have their; urday. A horned Frog loss would _ pairings made in view of confer- j ence tieups. The Rose Bowl matches Michigan State of the Big Ten and UCLA of the Pacific Coast. The Orange Bowl pairs Oklahoma, of the Big Seven, and Maryland of the Atlantic Coast Conference, both unbeaten. \ Top Six All four powers are listed among i give the championship to the gies but the Cadet? can't play in the Cotton Bowl because they are barred from post-season games for recruiting violations. Owls Seek Cellar Mate At Houston the Rice Owls will the conference cellar with them. The Owls, picked as the team most Hkelv to take the Conference the top six in the Associated Press | crown at the baginnlng o£ the sea- poll, with Oklahoma No. 1 and son, have a 0-5-0 conference record. COLLEGE STATION, Tex. Cfl — Texas basked in the glory of a glittering comeback that saw t it win the big one — over Texas A&M — today while the Aggies sorrowfully surveyed the wreckage of their flimsy bastions that fell in one of the Southwest's great upsets. The Longhorns yesterday whipped Texas A&M 21-6, virtually Pro Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Philadelphia 118, New York 91 Syracuse 111, Boston 103 Fort Wayne 104, Rochester 93 Minneapolis 107, St. Louis 99 wrecked the Aggie hopes of a Southwest Conference Championship and ! took the conference off the spot in ; its probationary action that denied j AA.-M participation in a bowl game. } They wrote the names of Walter Fondren, Delano Womack, Ed Hawkins and Charley Brewer into the 1 Hall of Fame at Texas today for what those fellows did. in leading the Longhorns to victory. With Fondren, Womack and Hawkins carrying the ball and Brewer piloting the team flawlessly and pitching in with some vital rung and passes of his own, Texas dominated the g-ime even when it was behind 6-0 just before the first half ended. f Watch your Step I ^^^™"^^^^*™™ •/"**^^™™ ^™""™"""*" *j.^ m Be sure you get a Modern Truck! Watch your Step! 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