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8 THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON. fLLINOIS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1966 STEELERS TEAR CARDS; COWBOYS, BROWNS GAIN Lion Clicks On 6 Kicks! Dallas Nips Skins 3h30 On FC With IS Seconds To Go By ED SCHUYIER JR. Associated Press Sporto Writer The Washington Redskins missed upsetting the Dallas Cowboys by a foot—Danny Villanueva's right one—and the Detroit Lions get their kicks from Garo Yepremian. In fact, National Football League Qubs really played FOOTball Sunday as 29 field goals were kicked, the most of any weekend this season. Villanueva kicked only one field goal, but it came with just 15 seconds remaining and gave tlie Cowboys a 31 -30 victory, a 62-1 record and moved them to within one-half game of first place St. Louis in the Eastern Conference. On the other hand, Yepremian booted six field goals for an NFL single game record as the Lions nipped Minnesota 32-31. His eight attempts also tied a single game mark set by Baltimore's Lou Michaels when he was with Pittsburgh. Still another single game tecord—11 three-pointer tries by two teams—was set in Pittsburgh's 30-9 upset of St Louis. Pittsburgh's Mike Clark made three and Jim Bakken booted a like number for the Cardinals, . 7-2-1, playing their first game without quarterback Charley Johnson, who is through for the season because ol a knee injury. Ill other games, Baltimore tied Idle Green Bay for first place in flie West with a 7-2 mark hg taking a 19-7 victory over Atlanta; Cleveland whipped Philadelphia 27-7 to move within a game of St Louis; San Francisco tied Chicago 30-30 and Los Angeles snapped a four-game losing streak by trouncing New York B5-14. Although ViUanueva's field goal won't put him in the record book, it could help put the Cowboys in the book as conference or even league champions. Dallas, with no time outs left, started the drive for Villanueva's winning 20-yard boot from their own three with only 59 seconds left Villanueva also converted after four TDs—two of them by the passing combination of Don Meredith to Bob Hayes for 53 and 95 yards. The Redskins had gone ahead en an 18-yeard pass from Sonny Jurgensen to Charlie Taylor. Uurgensen also hit Taylor for a 78-yard TD. and Charley Gogolak kicked three field goals. "After a while, I think I'D be a good kicker," Yepremian said after breaking 0»e old record of five field goals held by Ernie Nevers of the Duluth Eskimos, Bob Waterfield of the Los Angeles, Bakken of St. Louis and Michaels of Baltimore. Barry Scores 45 In 3 Quarters ft\- THE ASSOCIATED MSESS Three quarters of Rick Barr>can be almost too much. Sometimes they are. Sunday night was one of those times. BaiTy played only thi-ee quarters, but in that span he made 19 of 36 shots from the field and seven of eigtit from the foul line for 45 points as the San Francisco Warriors clobbered the De- ti-oit Pistons 135-96. In the only otlier game, the Philadelphia 76ers won their 11th game in 12 starts and increased their Eastern Division lead to a full game over Boston by dealing the Chicago Bulls theu: fourth straight loss, 132 126. Philadelphia, led by Hal Greer, blew an 11-point lead and then fought back with nine points in a three-minute stretch of the fourth quarter. Greer finished with 31 points, 13 coming in the final period. Pittsburgh, which upset Qeveland last week and gets shot at Dallas ne.xt week, took advantage of three interceptions off Terry Hofsinger to beat St, Louis. The Steelers' Clark kicked three field goals and quarterback Ron Smith and halfback Don Hoak threw TD passes. Bakken kicked for all of St Louis' points. Baltimore's Michaels kept the Colts within one point, 7-6, in the first half with two field goals Then after Lenny Moore put the Colts ahead on a one-yard run, Michaels added two more three pointers. Frank Ryan passed for two scores, Ernie Green ran for one and Lou Groza kicked a pair of field goals for Cleveland, now 63. A 44-yard field goal by Tommy Davis with nine seconds remaining—his third of the game —gave San Francisco its tie with Chicago. A bad pass from center on a conversion attempt after Ed O'Bradovich ran U yards with a fumble for a TD cost Chicago a victory. Bruce Gossett also kicked two field goals for Los Angeles, but the Rams didn't need them as Roman Gabriel rushed for two TDs and completed 24 of 35 passes for 298 yai-ds and two scores against the hapless Giants. One of New York's touchdowns came on a 100-yard return of a pass interception by Henry Carr. These For Starters This Winter! They Will Go Even When The Temperature Is Low 1966 Bonneville 4 Door Loaded with accessories. Only $339500 196S Cataiina 4 Door Factory air and all. Only $2295^ John WUljams, Mt. Vernon archer, is shown with 150- pound buck deer brought down by his arfow In the Bakerville Bottoms on Nov. 11. (Hilliard and Myers Fhoto) YEPREMIAN CAME TO U.S. LAST SUMMER Football Something New To FG Record-Smasher By LE WFERGUSON MINNEAPOLIS - ST. PAUL (AP) — Five weeks ago in Baltimore, Garo Yepremiein set foot on an American football field for tlie fh'st time in his life. Sunday, he broke the National Football League record by kicking six field goals, ranging from 15 to 33 yards, as the Detroit Lions edged the Minnesota Vikings 32-31. Now, he proclaimed in the dressing room, he plans to become "at least one of the best" kickers in professional football. "That's vihy I chose No. 1 (his jersey number)," he said, and somehow it didn't sound like the little 22-year-old immigrant was bragging. The 5-foot- 165-pounder sounded too honest to be bragging. "I am a good kicker,", he said, 'but I want to be one of the best." Yepremian's background is even more intriguing than that of the Gogolak brothers, Pete, and Charley, pro football's best- known soccer-style kickers. Yepremian, who boots with his left foot and looks like the Lions have suited up some high schooler when he trots onto the field, is a native of Cyprus. He's of Armenian descent and lived in a Greek neighborhood on Cyprus. He left Cyprus in 1960 when he was 16, then spent 5^ years in London as a salesman in a haberdashery. He played amateur soccer on tlie side—with the Armenian Youth Society, a church club. Yepremian came to the United States last summer to visit his brother, Krikor, in Indianapolis. Krikor has been in this country eight years and attended Indiana University. His brother helped him write letters to all the NFL and American Football League teams, seeking employment as a kicker. The new Atlanta Falcons answered him first, inviting him to a tryout. Then the Lions also replied, extending an invitation for a look-see. He went to Detroit, tried out for Coach Harry Gilmer and' was signed on the field. He says a major factor in his selecting Detroit was that he found an Armenian church there and likes the city. Today's Game Detroit at San Francisco Tuesday's Games Philadelphia at New York Chicago at St. Louis Broadcast On MBS Radio At 9:30 Clay 5-1 Favorite To Whip Big Cat' Tonite By SIURRAY ROSE HOUSTON (AP) — "I'm not making any predictions but the first one to get in a good punch is going to be the winner. I want to be the furst one." So said Cleveland Williams, a ring-scarred veteran of 33, today as he awaited the starting bell of his long-sought title shot with heavyweight champion Cassius Clay, the 5-1 favorite in the Astrodome tonight Fight time is 10:30 p.m., EST, for the 15-rounder. This wUl be Clay's (or Muhammad All's) seventh title de- defense and his sixth within a year. On the record Williams, a strapping, muscular specimen who once rated as the hardest hitter in the heavyweight division, shapes up as the most dangerous challenger Qay has run into this year. The big questions are whether Williams can connect with his jolting left hook and smashing right against an elusive dancing master and whether he can take Clay's streams of punching and keep coming. "I'm gonna get the Big Cat just like I got the Bear (Sonny Liston) and the Hare (Floyd Patterson)," said the imdefeat- ed, 24-year-old champion from Louisville, Ky. "But I gotta admit Williams is my most dangerous opponent. He can hit hard." A crowd of 35,000 or more is expected to pay around $500,000 at prices of from $5 to 550 to see the Big Cat get his fu^t chance at boxing's most prized crown. Closed circuit television in the United States and Canada, national radio by MBS, Early Bird satellite television to London, and television tapes, movies and other ancillary rights may bring in another $1 million to the promotion. A pro 16 years, Williams was ignored by the champs when he was the scourge of the division and the No. 1 contender in the late fifties and early sixties. Williams was shot and gravely wounded in a scuffle with a Texas highway patrolman two years ago. His insides were ripped up and he underwent three operations. Few thought he would live and Williams must have been the only one who believed he would be able to fight again. 'I had faith in God," said Williams. He started his comeback last Feb. 8. The Standings eastern Conference W L TPctPts. OP St. Louis .. 7 Dallas 6 C'v'land _ 6 Wash'ton Phil'phia P'burgh .. New York Atlanta .... .778 221 1T7 .750 320 160 ,667 267 147 .500 214 232 .500 194 234 .375 179 233 .125 131 289 .000 102 318 Western Conference Bay _ 7 2 0 .778 233 101 0 2 0 2 1 1 Gr. B'ti'mre _ San Fran. An'gls. Chicago „ Minne'ta .. Detroit .... .778 232 139 .571 183 212 .500 199 169 ,429 134 163 .375 201 178 .333 153 211 7 2 4 3 5 5 3 4 3 5 3 6 Sunday's Results Baltimore 19, Atlanta 7 Dallas 31, Washington 30 Detroit 32, .Minnesota 31 Los Angeles 55, New York 14 Cleveland 27, Philadelpliia 7 Pittsburgh 30, St. Louis 9 San Francisco 30, Chicago 30, tie American League Eastern Division W L TPct. Pts. OP Buffalo .... 6 3 1 .667 244 190 Boston 5 3 1 .625 188 187 New York 4 4 1 .500 175 169 Houston .. 3 7 0 .300 251 259 Miami 2 7 0 .222 132 248 Western Division Kan. City 8 Oakland .. 6 San Diego 5 Denver 2 .800 343 190 .600 232 216 .556 231 188 .222 125 274 Sunday's Results Oakland 41, San Diego 19 Kansas City 34, Miami 16 Boston 27, Houston 21 Buffalo 14, New York 3 Next Sunday's Games Miami at New York Buffalo at Houston Boston at Kansas City Oakland at Denver BOWUNGy SUNDAY NIGHT MIXED LEAGUE High Game—Bue Levall 243; Floyd Dumsey 215; Charles Na- gresW 212; Ed Shields 211; Lin- deU Levall 198; Alberta Bailey 198; Geneva Bean 188. High Series—Floyd Dumsey 573; Edward Shields 566; Floyd Bean 542; LindeU Levall 498; Babe Proefrock 478; Pack Henry 474. STANDINGS Splitters Four Aces Spoilers._ „ Pin Pals > Funsters Fruit Bowlers Happy Four Oldsters Rollers „ Western Heights Lucky Four Mark HI Merry Mixers Alley Cats w L 23 10 21 12 20 13 19 14 19 14 39 14 18 15 17 16 16 17 14% I8V2 14 19 10% 22% 10 23 10 23 WILLIAMS VS. CLAY Cassius Clay Cleveland Williams CLAY WILLIAMS 24 Age 33 6-3 Heighf 6 -2 215 Weight 212 79 Reach 83 17'/a Neck 17 121/2 Foreorm 14 13 Fist 131/2 42V2 Chest 44 44V2 Chest Expansion 48V2 34 Waist 32V2 26-0 Record 65-5-1 21 Knockouts 51 'JUST LIKE A CAT That was the remark that heavj-weight champion Cassius Clay (Mulinmmad AH) made to Cleveland "Big Ciit" Williams, left, just before he made this facial e.vpresslon. The bit of levity toolt place before both fighters uuder\veiit brief physicals in preparation for their title fight scheduled for Nov. 14 in Houston's Astrodome. Center background is former heavyweight champion Joe Louis. (AP Wirephoto) 1963 Stud* Pickup Not a crop failure. Only $g^^00 1961 Buick4Door Has to be sold. 1962 Pontiac 4 Door Sure to please. 1964 Pontiac Hardtop A wide track. Only $'19^200 1962 Chevy Impala Factory air conditioned. Only $139500 1965 Buick La Sabre Owner recommended. Only $249500 1964 Chevy Impala 4 door V-8 Only $139500 1961 Chevy Impala White, 4 door V-8. Only TYLER'S JEFFERSON MOTORS INC 820 Jordan 'Southern Illinois Largest Automobile Dealer" Pontioc- -Cadillac Buicl< -GMC Truc^s Mt. Vernon National Basketball Association By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Easteni Dtvfslon W. L. PBt. O.B. Phila'phia _ 11 1 .917 Boston 10 2 .833 New York .._ 8 6 .571 Cincinnati - 5 7 .417 Baltimore .. 2 13 .133 Weatera Division San Fran. „.. 9 6 .600 St, Louis Detroit ^ Chicago Los Angeles 5 8 10 10 .545 .429 .412 .286 1 4 6 10V4 1 3 Saturday's Results Philadelphia 112. Cincinnati 98 New Yorlc 134, Baltimore 124 St. Louis 115, Boston 92 Los Angeles 144, Detroit 88 Sunday's Rcaulta Philadelphia 132, Chicago 126 San Fran. 135, Detroit 96 Today'* Game Detroit at San Francisco Tuesday's Games Philadelphia at New York Sunday's Results Philadelpliia 132, Chicago 126 San Fran. 135, Dttioit M Dr, Pepper And Bayer Motors In YMCACage Lead Bayer Motors and Dr Pepper each won last week to move into a first place tie in the YMCA's Men's basketball league. Guards Sonny Ellis and Jim Burns combined for 46 points to lead Dr Pepper past First National Bank 117 to 51. Gene Howard added 20 and John Skelton 19 for the winners. High man for 1st National was Bill Carter with 16 points; Bruce Dale followed with 13. Bayer Motors, with Bill Mullen scoring 33 points, overpowered American Welding 82 to 61. Guards Sonny Wright and Roy Bradford added 18 to U points respectively lor the winners. David Martin led American Welding with 24, followed by Ray Bravard with 17 points. Bank of Illinois handed General Radiator their first defeat G9 to 49 as Guard Charles Raney poured in 29 points. BiU Ruppal and Ernie Johnson contributed 13 and 12 points to the winning effort. Don Cameron led the losers with 17 points. Last year's play-off champions lost their second game in a row to King aty Federal 5? to 46 to cap last week's play, Larry Rightnowar with 16, Llndell Book with 15, and Versle Whithrow with 11 spearheaded the victory. Charles York and Frank Moore each had 16 points for the losers. LEAGUE STANDINGS Dr Pepper Bayer Motors Smith-Alsop King City Federal General Radiator... Bank of Illinois .... .Myers & Martin .... Amahcan Welding w L .... 2 0 2 0 .... 1 0 ... 1 0 ... 1 1 ... 1 1 ... 0 2 ... 0 2 ... 0 2 Cappelletti Scores 21 Pts, In Boston Win BOSTON (AP) — Gino Cappelletti, owner of a sturdy toe and glued fingertips, resumed his role as the American Football League's leading scorer today after going from goat to hero within a week. Cappelletti, bidding for his fifth scoring title in the AFL's seven-year history, connected for 21 points Sunday as the sputtering Boston Patriots held on for a 27-21 victory over Houston. The 32-year-old former Minnesota star scored touchdowns on passes from Babe Parilli covering 63 and 31 yards, booted field goals from 28 and 44 yards out and kicked three conversions in boosting his nine-game output to 84 points. "It took me all week to shake the nightmare of the Denver game from my system," Cappelletti said. Cappelletti fought a battle within himself after he failed on a 20-yard field goal attempt with 27 seconds to go against Denver. The Broncos then struck back and snapped Boston's three-game winning streak by hitting on a long pass with just two seconds left for a 17-10 rain-soaked victory. CLEAN UP PftINT UPFIX UP "HE'LL GET HIS," VOj /s FORTUNATO "Monty Stickles Dirtiest Player In Pro Football! Buffalo Beats Jets ART POWELL SNAGS 2 IK RAIDER WIN By KON BAPOPORT Assuclutcd Press Sl>orts Writer Ai't Powell hasn't exacUy been overexerting himself lately, but it's doubtful that the Oakland Raiders will enter a formal complaint. Of the 29 passes thrown by Raider quarterback Tom Flores in Oakland's 41-19 victory over San Diego Sunday, only four of them found their way to Powell, one of the game's top receivers. But those four catches were good for 86 yards and two touchdowns. The big Oakland end entered the game behind only Lance Alworth o£ the Chargers in passes caught for the American Football League season. With Alworth out for a few weeks with a pulled muscle, Powell is making his bid to catch him. He is now just eight receptions and two touchdown passes behind the San Diego receiver. Powell's first touchdown came on the first scries of plays in the game after Flores had thi'own a 68-yard pass to Clem Daniels, getting tlie ball down to the Chai-ger 10. Shortly Uiereaft- er, Flores flipped to Powell who grabbed the ball away from Charger defender Leslie Duncan. Then early in the second quarter, witli tlie Raiders just a yard from the goal, Flores surprised everyone with a pass to Powell for the score. Just to show it was part of the plan, Flores later tlirew another short scoring pass, one that went two yards to Daniels. Elsewhere In the AFL, Buffalo beat New York, 14-3, Kansas City bounced Miami, 34-16 and Boston took Houston, ,27-21. The Oakland victory put Uie Raiders into second place in Uic Western Division of the AFL and all but ended San Diego's chances for a fourth straight division championship. Oakland is 6-4 and San Diego is at 5-4-1. New York and Buffalo fought on nearly even terms for three quarters when, with tlie Jets leading 3-0, Jackie Kemp threw a 14-yard scoring pass to Elbert Dubenion, putting the Bills ahead, and Jim Dunaway ran 72 yards with a blocked field goal for the final score. The Bills remained in first place in the Eastern Division, while the Jets dropped to third. Kansas City came closer to the Western title by beating Miami. Len Dawson threw three touchdown passes in the first half, including one good for 88 yards to Otis Taylor. Gino Cappelletti scored 21 points for Boston, keeping the Pati-iots half a game behind Buffalo in the East. Cappelletti caught scoring passes of 63 and 31 yards and kicked t\vo field goals and two extra points. By JOE MOOSHIL Associated Press Sports Writer CHICAGO lAP) - Monty Stickles' ability to draw key penalties at crucial times isn't part of the San Francisco 49ers' game plan. Not yet, anyway, but it could start Coach Jack Christiansen thinking. Stickles and Qiicago Bear linebacker Joe Fortunate got into a squabble in the final minute of Sunday's game in which the Bears drew a 15-yard penalty. This enabled Tommy Davis to get within range for a 44- yard field goal with nine seconds to play to give the 49ers a 30-30 tie and keep alive their title hopes in the Western Division of the National Football League. "I don't know \vliat happened," said Stickles. "He hit me." "He's the dirtiest player in the National Football League," said Fortunato "and he's going to get his eventually." "We've been lucky in that respect," said Christiansen, who was happy to escape with a tie altliough he felt his club played well enough to win in the earlier stages of tlie game. The Bears and 49ei-s scored 33 points in the final period. "No," laughed Christiansen, "it's not part of our game plan. But Monty drew a 15-yard penalty against Deti'oit which gave us a first down and another 15- yardcr wtnich set up the game winning touchdown. Maybe we should make it part of our game plan." The Bears, especially Fortunato, feel differently. "You don't go around playing dirty football and expect the other team to be penalized," said Fortunato. "Maybe I lost my head but its the dirtiest thing that's happened to me in 12 year.s in this league. "He hit me from beliind when the play was over. He could have broken my neck. As it was, my mouth got all cut up. He's done it before. "You can look at all their game clips and over and over again you'll see Sticklts involved in the dirtiest football in the league. In a game against Detroit he actually kicked a man when he was down. "He did the same thing he did to me against Bill George when Bill was with us a few years ago. He's got the ability to stay in this league playing clean football, but that's not the way ho plays. He'll get his one of these days." Christiansen felt it's simply a matter of the way the game is played. "Ever since there have been linebackers and tight ends, linebackers hit, check and do anything they can get away with against tight ends. When a tight end happens to bump a linebacker, the linebackers get mad." National Hockey League By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS W. L. T. Chicago 7 2 0 Toronto 3 3 New York 4 5 Boston 4 5 Detroit 4 6 Monti-eal 4 5 Saturday's Results New York 6, Montreal 3 Toronto 3, Detroit 3 Sunday's Results Boston 2, Montreal 1 Cliicago 6, Toronto 1 New York 5, Detroit 2 Today's Oa .me8 No games scheduled Tuesday's Games No games scheduled Champaign's Don Branson Dies In Crash LOS ANGELES (AP) — A flaming sprint car race crash, Sn which driver Don Branson of Champaign, 111., died Saturday, claimed the life of a second victim Sunday, driver Dick Atkins of Hayward, Calif. Branson, 46, was killed Instantly when his car was struck by .\tkins' car after Branson had slammed into a wall on the fifth lap of the feature race at suburban Ascot Park. Atkins, 30, died Sunday in Gaedcnia, Calif., of burns suffered in the accident. 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