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RAM SOPHS WHIP CARB0imLE^20,mS0Un7 "i^irTo^iLisY MT. VERNON SOPHOMORES ARE SOUTH SEVEN CHAMPS Break 7-7 Halftime Tie Vernon Closes Unbeaten Season With 8th Triumph The 1966 South Seven sophomore laurels belong solely to"the mighty'i Mt. Vernon Rams! A rejuvenated herd of Rams ran wild during the second half of their season finale game against Carbondale last night; to nail down an undefeated season and the highly cherished league crown. Mt. Vernon, racing past seven other oi>ppnents in quest of its tremendous 8-0 slate, struck for a qiiick touchdown following the third 'quart«r kick-oft and added three insurance TD's early in the fourth quarter to paste a tough Terrier creiw, M-20. As has been the case during the entire campaign,' the heroics were once again widespread throughout the Ham ball club. In the touchdoNvn department, hard-running Vemois back Beaigt Olsen • captured "the headlines as he broke loose for paydirt runs of a., 45, and 72 yards. Flashy little halfback Eddie Lively assisted with an 8-yard gallop worth another six points and big Steve Willis, fullback, churned 40 more yards for the final Ram markers. fireat Team Effort An extra point and an intercepted pass were chalked up by Gary Edmison; Mark Hassakis swiped a stray enemy pass; several jarring tackles which produced Terrier fumbles were cred- ietd to Frank Sanders; Bruce Larue, Jim Carkin, and Ronnie Young poimCed on loose pigskins; Willis rammed through to block an extra point attempt as well as countering with a PAT of his own; a quarterback Alan Hale to Bill Kttman pass was good for a one-pointer; and the tough defensive line headed liy Wayne Cherry. David "Red Dog" Kriif- fen. Young, Nate. Hawthorne, and Sanders all contributed greatly to the "team effort" victory. Despite a tremendous 209-26 scoring spread over their opponents which included four shutouts in seven games, the Rams went into the contest needing a win to assure them of the conference championship. 9-7 At Halftbne Both the Terriers and Mt. Vernon, coached by Lgs Feuquay and WUl.Lee, .entered, the_gam^^ unblemished 7-0 fecofds! By "tiie close of the first iialf. It appeared as if the two Southern Illinois powerhouses were going to remain at a standstill. ^ The Rams cashed in first with 5:08 left in the initial quarter. After LaRue recovered an opponent's fumble on the 23-yard line, Mt. Vernon's drive was halted and Greg Goodman punted down field to the 21-yard line. On the succeeding play, Carkin raced in to grab Carbondale's second fumble. Olsen then tallied on Mt. Vernon's first play following the quick exchange, making the score 7-0 with the addition for the FAT. Carbondale came back with a TD march of its own early in the second period. An 18-yard run and a successful extra point kick knotted the score at 7-7. Only Edmison's theft of a Ter- rior aerial just before the mid- game break brought any chance to score for either squad as the half ended in a deadlock. Rams Break It Open Following the brief rest, the Rams were ready to turn the hard-fought gridiron battle into a Mt. Vernon massacre. Olsen plowed tiurough for his 45-yard touchdown jaunt on the second from scrimmage. Edmison completed the sudden surprise as he scooted around the right side for the PAT and left a stunned Carbondale team behind unexpectedly, 14-7. The next 14 points were also Mt. Vernon's, but they did not come until the final period. The Ram backfield showed its strong balance while bringing the score to-21-7..Lively and Edmison combined on carries to the 28-yard line, Olsen rambled 72 yards for his final AD of the '66 campaign, | and WiUis took a Hale hand-off to plunge over for the extra poinl. Almost uribelieveably, the Terriers choked up the ball on the, next set of downs as Sanders rodced the pigskin away from a Carbondale runner into the clutches of Young and Cherry. Lively advanced the ball five yards to the eight be/ore talcing another shot at the goal line— tills one successful. Pittman pulled in,a Hale bullet good for one more marker to put Mt. Vernon in front, 28-7. The Terriers bounced back this time to record a TD of their own, butWillis busted through the line to block the PAT kicking attempt. WUUs Goes 40 Yards Willis then proved his offensive worth as he streaked the last 40 yards for the Rams' final addition to the over-balanced season scoreboard. For the unconquered Rams, the game was a fitting finish to a fabulous season, a great team effort and team spirit, and two fine coaches—Les Feuquay and WiU Lee. Shown above is tiie Mt. Vernon sophomore football squad of I!>66 >vhich last night captured the South Seven Conference championship by beathig Carbondale 84-20. The Ram sophs, coached by Les Feuquay and Will Lee, compiled an imbl etnished 8-0 record for the season. Left to right, bottom row—Donald Llnville, Barry Sergeant, James Lauglimiller, Kevin Davis, Steve Modert, David Gentles, Stanley Black and Dick Powell. Second row—31ike MUler, Alan Hale, Eddie Lively, John Boal, Bruce LeRue, BiU Pittman, Jim Carkin, and Bruce Hunt. Third row—Bengt Olsen, Mark Hassakis, Da\id Hofer, Mike Featherstun, David Kniffen, Ronnie Young, Ralph Korrls, manager Steve Lacey. Top row—Coach Lee, Steve Willis, Sammy OrrlcK, Don McKenzie, Nate Hawthorne, David Smith, WajTie Cherry, and Coach Feuquay. PJayers not pictured were Gary Edmison, Marc Smith, Mike Ancona, and manager Eddie Masters. (HlUiard and Myers Photo) dVs 'Point Choke In Classic Clash "Fantastic Odds!" Lincoln, Edison Top Grade League Lincoln, Edison and Hall schools scored wins yesterday in second round action of Mt. Vernon grade round-robin play. Reynolds hit 20 points as Hall downed Mann 36-26, Henderson was high with 14 in Edison's 28^22 win over Franklin, and Sanders' 17 markers paced Lincoln over West Salem, 45-25, Edison and Lincoln now have 2-0 records. Hall and West Salem are 1-1, and Mann and Frank- Im have each dropped two starts, - * BOWLING • COMMERCTAL LEAGUE High Games—Howard WOliams 222; Floyd Rumsey 219; Ed Shields 205; Bob Beard 201; Owen Chelf 201. High Series—Owen Chelf 581; Ed Shields 569; Bob Linville 557; Floyd Rumsey 557; Howard Williams 541; Ron Hutchison 531. AUBI MDCED LEAGUES High Games—Dallas Quck 224; Roger Smith 223-204; Lyle Snyder 203; Vera Smith 178; Thelma Nolta-Louise Snyder 168; Gloria Sinclair 165. High Series—Roger Smith 588; Dalas auck 582; Lyle Snyder 506; Louise Snyder 489; Gloria Sinclair 478; Norma Holloway 457. PYRAiAHD LEAGUES High Games—Marilyn Sendelback 192; Jackie Coleman 182; Freda Hurst 176; Charlotte Modlin 176; Maiy Koch 175. High Series—Marilyn Sendelback 505; Jackie Coleman 485; Mary Reynolds 463; Freda Hurst 461; Marilyn Becheren 460. BOWLING BUDDIES LEAGUE High Game.s—Marlene Braddy 169; Verdene Sutton 164; Juanita Shields 164; Betty Brummett 157; Mabel Bellamy 150; Betty Satterfield 150. High Series—Juanita Shields 448; Marlene Braddy 421; Verdene Sutton 418; Betty Brummett 409; Betty Satterfield 402; Zona Vanatta 394. STANDINGS W Carr's D-X 24 W-G Motors „ 23 10-2-4 23 Salyer Sales Co 21 Bluford American Legion 21 Burger Chef "21 Rose's _ 19 Youngsters 16 PEVSPINNERS LEAGUE High Games—Jeanette Metje 202; Wilma Franklin 169; Tootsie Oathout 169; Mavis Schweninger 168; Jean Gsborn 164. High Series—Jeanette Metje 484; Phyllis Bradford 472; Tootsie Oathout 462; Jean Osbom 457; Wilma franklin 454. < STANDINGS W L Rex Restaurant 27 12 Jean's Children's Shop .... 22 17 aark Jewelers 20 19 Mr. Kirk's Beauty Shop.... 19 20 Canter Drilling Co. .„ 18 21 Taproot Inc 17 22 Holders 17 22 Fairfield Drag Steip 16 23 WILL KOUFAX STEP DOWN? LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers reportedly will call a news conference today and announce the retirement of pitching star Sandy Koufax. Baseball writer Phil Collier of the San Diego-Union, writing Under a Los Angeles .datelii:e, said that while the club !ias not publicly announced the news conference, the newspaper had learned exclusively tliat it will be called and the 30-year-old southpaw pitcher will call it quits. E. J. (Buzzie) Bavasi, Dodgers vice president and general manager, aroused from sleep, denied that the club is calling a news conference but added: "You might check with the other party. What Koufax might be doing is his own business." Efforts to reach Koufax were unsuccessful. The reason will be because of Sandy's chronic and painful arthrittc condition of his pitching elbow, the story said. The elbow has troubled him for three seasons and Koufax, Whose $125,000 salary last season was the highest for a pitcher in baseball history, has hinted that he might retire. Koufax was named last month as the Cy Young Award winner for the third time, an honor unprecedented, and earlier this week was barely edged out by Roberto Clemente of the Pittsburg Pirates for the most val- tional League. Koufax won 27 games and uable Player award in the Na- lost 9 in 1966. The final victory clinched the pennant for the Dodgers on the last day of the season, Koufax, however, was a loser in his one game against the Baltimore Orioles who swept the World Series in four straight games. Errors by his teammates, including three by outfielder Willie Davis in one inning, contribuetd to Koufax' Worid Series downfall. Possible Tie In Both Divisions Cowboys, Packers, Colts Favored In NFL Battles LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Tony (Kid) Longoria, 192, Las Vegas, outpointed aiarlie HaU, 181, Phoenix, Ariz., 10. 1965 Bonneville 4 Door Extra low mileage. *3195°» 1961 Buick4-Dr. Hardtop Floats like a dream. ^1095^ 1961 Ford Convertible Runs perfect. Only. $J^^00 1964 Chevy 4 Door A steal. Only $] 39500 1963 Stud* Pickup Custom cab. Only $g ^|JOO 1962 Pontioc 4 Door Owner recommended Only $1]<^500 1962 Tempest Wagon Runs perfect, only $59500 1961 Gievy Impaia Like new. Only $109500 TYLERS JEFFERSON MOTORS INC 820 Jouiun 'Southern Illinois Larqest Automobile Dealer" Pontioc f 'aJillaf Buick —GMC Trucks Mt. Vernon By JACK HAND NEW YORK (AP) — If favored Dallas can hold off the wild men from Pittsburgh and form holds up for Green Bay and Baltimore, we can have ties in both divisions of the National Football League Sunday night. After a second straight weekend of upsets in which the Steel- ers and Oakland Raiders won as underdogs and the San Francisco 49ers got away with a tie, the pro pickers e.xpect most of the favorites to stand up this week. An 8-2-1 week, despite the Giants' disaster in Los Angeles, left the season's record at 75-317 with five weeks to go. Let's ti-y again with all games to be played Sunday. Green Bay 24, Chicago 13 — Packers in savage mood after loss to Vikings and one week bye, Paul Hornung doubtful. Bears' air game showed signs of life in 30-30 tie with 49ers but Green Bay has best pass defense. Packers won first game 17-0, a Willie Davis field day. Baltimore 26, Detroit 16 — Colts bombed Lions 45-14 in first meeting. John Unitas' sore shoulder gives Detroit a chance if Karl Sweetan's ribs are not too sore. Baltimore must improve on last week's effort a.-jainst Atlanta, Garo Yepremi- an dangerous inside the 30. Dallas 36, Pittsburgh 20 — Steelers did a job on Browns and Cards but do not have offense to match Cowljoys. Don Meredith threw four touchdown passes in 52-21 Dallas romp Oct. SO. Settlement of Ralph Neely problem should boost Cowboys. San Francisco 24, Philadelphia 21 — Eagles haven't beaten 49ers since 1959. Joe Kuharich having quarterback trouble. John Brodie hit 28 of 54 in 30-30 tie with Bears, Minnesota 24, Los Angeles 21 — Norm van Brocklin talking about playing for future but can't take chances with Rams whose offense caught fire against inept Giants. Vikings won easily 35-7 in mid-October with Fran Tarkenton accounting for four touchdowns. Vikes also won exhibition game in August, 24-10. Cleveland 28, Washington 20 — Could be trouble for Browns. Redskins don't quit for anybody, and won first meeting 38-14 but trailed at half. Loss of Milt Morin handicap to Browns. Should be an au- battle all the way and Skins can apply pressure to Frank Ryan, Atanta 14, New York 10 — How can you figure the Giants? Allie Sherman has shaken up Giants but problems still linger. Could be win No. 1 for Falcons who are underdogs. St. Louis has the bye and about time, Buffalo 24, Houston 21 — Bills can't afford to stumble after two •traight over Jett- Oileri Browns, Cards And ? Steelers Go For NFL Grand Slam By HAL BOCK The Pittsburgh Steelers, with two impressive scalps already dangling from the belts, go for the Eastern Conference grand slam when they face tlie Dallas Cowboys in a National Football League game Sunday. The Steelers had lost five straight when they suddenly turned on Geveland and defeated the Browns 16-6 Uvo weeks ago. Last week it was first place St. Louis' turn and tiie Cardinals took a 30-9 rapping. Now Dallas, with a chance to move into a first- place tie with idle St. Louis, runs into the red-hot Steelers. The Cowboys, one-half game behind the Cardinals, got a psychological lift for their game Thui-sday when they learned that tackle Ralph Neely now belongs to them with no strings attached. Neely had been the subject of a long and bitter, battle in the courts between Dallas and Houston of the American Football League. Cleveland, h-ying to stay alive in the East, entertains Washington — the first of two games in five days for the Browns. They'll meet Dallas in the Cotton Bowl on Thanksgiving Day. In otfier games, Chicago visits Green Bay, Baltimore is at De- ti-oit, Atlanta starts a three- game road' trip in New York, Minnesota plays at Los Angeles and San Francisco entertains Philadelphia. In the American League, Oakland plays at Denver, Boston visits Kansas City, New York hosts Miami and Buffalo is at Houston. Qeveland boasts a potent offense with running backs Leroy Kelly and Ernie Green supple- Head Injury Kills Fighter CANTON, aiio (AP) - Light heavyweight boxer Greatest Crawford, who lapsed into a coma after being knocked out Wednesday night, died early today in Timken-Mercy Hospital here. The Brooklyn. N,Y., fighter was knocked out in the ninth round of a scheduled 10-rounder with Marion Conner, a 26-year- old, 179-pounder from Canton, Crawford was 26 and weighed in for the fight at 170 pounds. He was rushed to the hospital after efforts to revive him proved futile. He undenvent surgery to remove a blood clot in his bi'ain, Crawford's death was believed to be the first ring fatality in an American professional bout this year. In 1965 two U.S, professional boxers died as a result of injuries suffered in fights. On May 13 in Philadelphia, heavyweight Sonny Banks of Detroit died from a brain injury following his knockout of Leotis Martin. Death was attributed to a brain hemorrhage and a concussion. The Hay Is In The Barn" Parseghian By BON BAPOPORT 'The hay is in the barn," said Ara Parseghian. About all that was left for Notre Dame and Michigan State were the finishing touches as the two tojyrated college football teams awaited their momentous clash Saturday in East Lansing, Mich. Irish Coach Parseghian, as his team got set for the trip today, said, "This game is fantastic when you consider the odds are staggering against two teams meeting for the national title this late in the regular sea- jor among more than 100 major colleges whose schedules are made seven or eight years in advance. And Michigan State Coach Duffy Daugherty announced that the Spartans have been practicing a secret play to add a "psychological advantage. It's more of a littie gimmick," Duffy said, A national television audience will watch the No, 1 Irish and No. 2 Spartans, both unbeaten this season. In another top game. Southern California, No. 7, and UCLA, No. 8, will square off in Los Angeles to decide the Pacific Eight's Rose Bowl representative. The Trojans have already won the conference championship, but a Bruin victory could influence the selectors of the Bowl team. Third-rated Alabama, fifth- ranked Georgia Tech and ninth- rated Georgia are idle Saturday. Tennessee and Mississippi will fight for bowl bids, though, when they meet Kentucky and Vanderbilt respectively. Arkansas, No, 6, plays Southwest Conference foe Texas Tech with a Cotton Bowl bid at stake for the Razorbacks, Purdue, No, 10, which will be the Big 10 representative in the Rose Bowl, plays Indiana, Other top games are Michigan-Ohio State, Northwestern- Illinois, Minnesota-Wisconsin, Missouri-Kansas, Kansas State- Oklahoma State, California- Stanford, Washington-Washington State, Oregon-Oregon State, Colorado-Air Force, Iowa State- Arizona, Utah-Utah State and Baylor-Southern Methodist. Also, Rice-Texas Christian, Duke-North Carolina, Florida State-Wake Forest, Louisiana State-Tulane, Marylahd-Vu-gin- ia, Qemson-North Carolina State, Harvard-Yale, Brown- Co 1 u m b i a, Rutgei-s-Colgate, Cornell-Princeton, Darlmouth- Penn, Penn State-Pitt and Syracuse-West Virginia. By WILL OBIMSLBY EAST LANSING, Mich, (AP) — Notre Dame rules an uneasy 4 %-point favorite over Michigan State here Saturday in the battle of top-ranking, unbeaten football goliaths that both concede may be decided by a quick early break. The prize is No. 1 ranking and the probable national college championship. "These teams are so much alike — both big, well-balanced with good passing and jrunning plus strong defenses — that the outcome may hinge on who makes the fewest mistakes," says Ara Parseghian, coach ot the top-placed Fighting Irish. "Although both are high-scoring teams, I think this might well develop into a defensive game. Then it's a question of which gets the big break," Duffy Daugherty, loose and joke-cracking coach of the No. 2 Michigan State Spartans, agrees that a tight, hard-hitting contest is in prospect, but he warns: "In an emotionally packed game like this, you can't tell. One team may get a quick break — an intercepted pass or a long kick return — and bust the thing wide open. Then both, or one or the other, might rack up a big score," The blue ribbon battle, creak-, ing more national interest than any college encounter in a couple of decades, kicks off at 1:30 p.m. at Spartan Stadium before, an expected sellout crowd of nearly 79,000 and a broad television audience. • It is being beamed live to a large part of the nation — although not all — by ABC-TV. Other areas will get it by delayed video tape. Pro scouts will be out In clusters. No teams in the country have more prospective No. 1 draft choices. The weather forecast is for cloudy skies and temperature around 40 degrees. The field is covered as protection against predicted light rain or snow Friday. Thus, a fast-footing and a di"y football may be expected. showed signs of life in Boston with Don Trull at Conti-ols. Bills won earlier 27-20, New York 35, Miami 14 Weeb Ewbank glad to see Dolphins after his string of troubles. Joe Namath should pull Jets out of four-game losing streak. Jets won first game 1914, Kansas City 28, Boston 20 — Chiefs rolling toward Western title with 8-2 record but they have past histoi-y of unexpected swoons. Kansas City took first meeting 43-24. Oakland 28, Denver 14 — Raiders have won five of last six including 41-19 stunner over San Diego, This first ot hvo games witli Broncos in four weeks, Brone coming off bye. menting the passing of Frank Ryan, Kelly has gained 730 yards running and Green 590 for second and fourth place among NFL rushers and Ryan has tlirown 19 touchdown passes. Green Bay, tied for the Western Conference Lead with Baltimore, had a week off to con- templte its 20-17 loss to Minnesota. Bart Starr is leading the NFL in passing, but the Packers may have to go without • Paul Hornung, who is nui-sing a neck injury, Detroit got a record-smashing six field goals from Garo Yepremian, their left-footed soccer-type kicker from Cyprus, last week. But the Colts' Lou Michaels, a conventional sti-aight-away hooter, leads the NFL in scoring with 82 points. Winless Atlanta, which has dropped nine straight, could have a chance against the Injury-ridden Giants, Los Angeles has the NFL's leading rushing in Dick Bass, who has gained 744 yards. Fran Tarkenton, Minnesota 's scrambling quarterback, was intercepted five times and gained only 83 yards passing in the Vikings' 32-31 loss to Detroit last week. Norm Snead and King Htll have been splitting Philadelphia's quarterbacking chores and it will continue that way for the Eagles' first visit to San Francisco in seven years. John Brodie set a 49er club record when he tlirew 54 passes in k 30-50 tie with Chicago last Sunday. SlU Ends Season At SV/Missouri CARBONDALE, 111. (AP) Southern Illinois University jouraeys to Springfield, Mo., Saturday to play bowl-bound Southwest Missouri State college in the Salukis' last football game of the season. SIU, with a .3-5 -1 mark, runs into the 7-2 record of the Bears, winners of the Missouri Intercollegiate Conference title and an announced participant in the Mineral Water Bowl game Nov, 26. Southwest Missouri lost to SIU 19-€ last season and will have the revenge factor going as it trys to square accounts. Best MTV Season? 75 Ram Seniors In Final Game At Carbondale Fifteen seniors play their final football game for Mt, Vernon tonight when the Rams tackle the TeiTiers at Cai-bondale at 8 o'clock. Coach Gene Haile's Rams, 8 -1 for the season, will be trying to become Mt. Vernon's first grid squad to post nine victories in a campaign. Also, the Vemois need a win to clinch runnerup honors in the South Seven- Conference race. Mt. Vemon stands 5-1 in the conference. Carbondale, with an overall season record of 6-3, hag won four, lost two against cofr ference opposition. Seniors winding up varsity carrers for the Rams tonight are: Jeri7 Kolmer, Dave Atkinson, Leonard Jackson, Jesse Bond, Marvm Kendricks, Roger Le- bichuck, Timmy Pague, Rodney Elliott, Clarence Mays, David Owens, Bob McLaughlin, Charies Rohlfing, Eric Welles, Dave Bumette, and Lindell Knox. Thursday's Fights PORTL^^D, Maine -Wilbert McClure, 162, Detroit, stopped Brad Silas, 161, WashingtMi, D.C, 2. LOS ANGELES — Armando Ramos. 133, Long Beach, Calif., outpointed Al Franklin, 131, Oklahoma City, Okla., 10. A The big switch to Radial MICHBLIN 18 ready ,,., to let you switch now I Oolng rtdlil ? Follow ti» tuiu. 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