The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota on August 31, 1974 · Page 6
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Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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Saturday, August 31, 1974
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Lakers blank Otters 20 to 0 ByBRUCEBAKKE JttmlSpotto Editor Detroit Lakes ripped out a couple of pages from the Minnesota Viking play book and rammed them down the throats of the Fergus Falls Otters last night. Page one was defense and page two was ball control. When the Lakers finished they cut down Fergus Falls 20-0 in the Laker-dominated opening game for both clubs in Fergus Falls. This was the first time a Don Stueve coached Otter team lost its season opener and the third time one of his clubs was held scoreless. "We weren't ready for the game and they were. We got beat on defense with their speed," said coach Stueve. "When we return to practice on Monday we will work on basics. Nothing fancy, just straight blocking and tackling," Stueve added. The Lakers first touchdown Deer Creek stings Gary 36-0 came after a Fergus fumble. Detroit Lakes clinked off 13 plays covering 51-yards for its first score. Their second six points came in the second quarter when the Laker reeled off 64-yards in 12 plays. The game's final touchdown came as the clock ran out when Johnson passed 22-yards to Mike Evans capping a 71-yard scoring drive. Both teams went scoreless in the second half of play. Late in the game starting Otter quarterback Toso was injured and reserve signal caller Chuck Welle finished the game. Welle quarterbacked the Otters for 10-plays. Next Friday, Fergus Falls travels to Alexandria for a 7:30 p.m. game. Last season the ft-2 Otters defeated the Cardinals 22-8. The once proud Otter defense gave up MS yards on the ground and 135 yards in the air over the slow-moving Fergus squad. The pre-season scouting report stated that Detroit Lakes wasn't a passing team but last night quarterback Jeff Johnson punched holes in Fergus' pass defense 10 times, including one Journal SPORTS fergus Falls (Hn.) Journal Sal., August 31,1974 g touchdown as time ran out in the first half of play. The Otter offense got a single first down in the first half and gained a mere 10 yards on seven running plays. Fergus gained 32-yards rushing and 21- yards in the air for 53 total yards for the game. The Laker line led by Jeff Norby sacked Fergus' two quarterbacks (Mark Toso and Chuck Welle) nine times and held Fergus' offense outside of the 20-yard line all night. The Laker offense roamed down field at will, clicking off 67 offensive plays compared to 43 for Fergus. OTTER NOTES: Detroit Lakes' running back Mike Neitzke carried (he ball If times for 52 yards, fullback John Griffin logged 49-yards in 12 tries aad quarterback Jeff Johnson had 30-yards rushing in 6 carries. Brad Johnson was the Otters' leading rusher with 26 yards in six carries. Friday DEER CREEK — Coach Lynn Peterson's Wildcats of Deer Creek had a perfect W) season last year before losing to Brandon in the first round of the Minnesota State High School League's 9-Man state playoffs and it looks like they are ready to repeat as a power in nine- man football. Friday they stung Gary 36-0 in a non-conference game. The Wildcats scored in all four quarters. Dan Druar scored two touchdowns, Alan Boehne ran for one and passed for six points and Greg Truax scored the game's final six points on a three-yard run. Boehne was the Wildcats' leading rusher last night with 101 yards in seven carries, Druar had 81 yards and Rod Eckhoff gained 62 yards. Linebacker Brian Maki was the leading tackier with nine for the Wildcats. — m • ~^^*i^itm\m*im\\tmmiim iAiteHmmmtatamtSSiaut NESS HITS JOHNSON - Fergus' Da Ness («) hit Ltker qurterfaack Jeff Johnson jut as pHdied out to nnning-mate Mike Netake ID Fergus' defeat Friday night. Coming In on the action iV Otter Blalne Peterson (70). (Journal photo by Bruce Bakke) Hart to quarterback Cards against Vikings Deer Creek Gary 86 166-36 0000-0 Deer Creek — Dan Druar 5 run, PAT run by Rod Eekhoff; Dan Druar one run, PAT failed- Alan Boehne 43 run, PAT run by- Alan Boehne; Brian Boe 20 pass from Alan Boehne, PAT pass from Alan Boehne to Randy George; Greg Truax 3 run, PAT run failed. By PAUL LeBAR AP Sports Writer ST. LOUIS (AP) - Held blameless in defeat, quarterback Jim Hart draws a second chance with the St. Louis Cardinals in another preseason National Football League game tomght. The 30-year-old Hart, booed in a 20-7 Cards loss to the New- York Jets, has drawn Coach Don Cory-ell's nod as starter for an 8:05, EDT, test against the Minnesota Vikings. "I hated to hear the crowd down on Jimmy," Coryell declared after Hart led a sputtering Cards offense in the reversal last week. "He wasn't responsible for the times we had penalties stop drives," Coryell added. "He wasn't responsible when we had third-and-one and a back failed. I thought he threw well." Hart, who completed 8 of 14 passes against the Jets and suffered one interception, has drawn his assignment ahead of Dennis Shaw, who has pegged Blyleven hurls Twins to 3-2 win over Bosox BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP)—Minnesota right hander Bert Blyleven surpassed the 200 mark in strikeouts for the fourth consecutive season Friday night with a career-high 14 strikeouts as he pitched the Twins to a 3-2 victory over Boston. "When Blyleven is on like he was there isn't a better pitcher any place," said Boston first baseman Carl Yastrzemski. "He threw as hard as Nolan Ryan." Blyleven, who is approaching 1,100 career strikeouts at age 23, struck put the side in the first and eighth innings as he improved his season record to 12-13 on a blustery night with temperatures in the mid 50s. "I had my best stuff," Blyleven conceded. "I might have been throwing a little harder. . .because of pitching in cold weather for the first time." Rod Carew's sacrifice fly to left field chased home Glenn Borgmann with the running run in the ninth inning. "I'm sure glad we won it the way Blyleven pitched," said Minnesota manager Frank Quilici, who joined Boston manager Darrell Johnson in protesting the game after an unusual fourth inning play with the score tied 2-2. Boston left fielder Bernie Carbo slammed into the left field fence attempting to catch a long fly ball hit by Minnesota's Eric Soderholm. Umpire George Maloney called Soderholm out. However Carbo had trapped the ball and came up throwing as Soderholm raced toward third base. The throw toward third was wide and Soderholm scored. MATCH.\ \KER IS SET ATI.A.V. 'C CITY, N.J. (AP) - The |K ',000 Matchmaker Stakes will be run at the Atlantic City Bourse on Monday, Oct. 24. The winning distaff thoroughbred will earn service to Graustark, Mzribeau, Nijinsky 11 or What A Pleasure. Quilici had charged onto the playing field after the out call and the umpires ruled the play dead from the time the Minnesota manager set foot onto the playing field. Boston argued Soderholm should have been awarded second base while Minnesota contended the run should have counted. After a long huddle Soderholm was given third base, where he was stranded and Juan Marichal, 5-1, was scheduled to pitch for Boston against Dave Goltz, 6-7, in Saturday's game scheduled for national television. BOSTON MINNESOTA ao r h b' ab r h bl RMii:ercl 3000 Bryecl 3220 Cocperdn J 1 1 0 Carew2o 3011 Oekvansrf 3110 Hlstelf 4000 virrrmkiib 4000 Kiile£re\vdn 2002 Pelroceu;5b 4000 Dar*inrf 4000 Carbotf 3000 Soderhlmjb 3030 GriFfinJb 4010 Ku*icVlb 3010 Blackw^lc 4000 Thompsnss 3000 G-jerrercss 3010 Brgmanc 3110 AtoreJp 0000 Bly'evenp 0000 was . both managers filed official wai sTjTo TOUI 27711 wtl ° are ^ wi!1 ^ Cookie soaerr-.oim a^araed i.rsf on catchers in middle linebacker Greg Hartle 'erlerence Or.e oy! *ten w : nnina Ten ,..K« ...;i: ^1 ...1*1- .._L-_. protests. Minnesota's first two runs scored on sacrifice flys by Harmon Killebrew in the first and third innings while Boston scored twice in the fourth inning on an error by Carew, who committed two errors and now has 27 for the season. for two touchdowns. His counterpart for Minnesota is wily veteran Fran Tarkenton, whose preseason debut was also inauspicious. Tarkenton completed but four of 12 passes as the Vikings bowed 21-9 two weeks ago to the Miami Dolphins and watched from the sidelines as Bob Berry spearheaded a 32-13 triumph last week over Buffalo. But Minnesota Coach Bud Grant, readying his team for defense of its NFL National Conference title, has nominated Tarkenton to start along with young Chuck Foreman and 36- year-old Bill Brown at running backs. "The Vikings are a great football team both offensively and defensively," noted Coryell, who will start Ken WiUard andDonny Anderson at running backs. "We've added things to our offense and our defense," the Cards coach said. "We hope to be getting ready for some of the things we want to do during the regular season." Minnesota, 1-2, will start Charles Goodrum at offensive left tackle in place of injured Grady Alderman and Steve Lawson at right guard to spell Milt Sunde. A newcomer for the Cards, who are 3-2, will be rookie w : nning run >tw rtj fioslon 000 200 000— ? Minnesc'a . . 131000001- 3 E-Kusick. Carew 2. BlackweM DP— Bcs'an 1 LOS-Boston i. Minnesota 10 !B-Brye 3B—Soderholn. SB—Soder- .•KXm. S~R.\Vler. Brye. SF—Kiilebrew 2, Carew IP H K EK BBSO Uoret IL.7 71 81393355 Bly'even (W.13 151 9 4 ? 0 2 14 Mtf—,VarH T-2 JO A-2J37 who will share with" veteran Jim Sniadecki a spot vacated by injured Mark Arneson. Fergus F First OOV.P.S Yards Ruyi : ng Yards Passing Tolal Yards Olfensive Plays i 0000—0 » 7 13 0 0-20 Fergus Falls Detroit Likes S 37 21 S3 42 2 10 14 135 284 67 10 16 Fvjrnb'es Lost ' 2 0 Punts 5 144 4 SJ K'Ckoffs 296 2100 Detroit Lakes — Jell Johnson « run. PAT kick by Mike Neiuke: Jonn Crillin 4 run. PAT kick by Mike Neitike; Jeff Johnson 22 pass loMike Evans, PAT kick failed Scoreboard Campbell-Tintah 14, Herman :3 Alexandria 22, Breckenridge Henning 12, Walker 0 Park Rapids 33, Perham 0 Bemidji 14, Milaca 6 Wadena 36, Long Prairie 8 Pelican Rapids 22, Staples 0 Crookston Central 26, Fertile 30, Glyndon- Mahnomen Felton 14 Moorhead 13, Fargo, N.D. South 6 Audubon 14, Climax 0 Detroit Lakes 20, Fergus Falls 0 East Grand Forks 3, Dilworth 0 Underwood 28, Lake Park 6 Hawley 24, Ada 18 Mounds View 10, St. Cloud Tech 0 Verndale 12, Remer 0 Upsala 12, Parkers Prairie 0 Brandon 16, Hillcrest Academy 6 Deer Creek 38, Gary 0 Glenwood 16, New London- Spicer 0 St. Cloud Apollo 20, Willmar 7 Starbuck 14, Bellingham 0 Battle Lake 13, Pine River 8 Chokio-Alberta 38, Browns Valley 0 Little Falls 16, Melrose 12 Rothsay 29, Ashby 20 Thief River Falls 28, Grand Forks, N.D. Red River 13 Frazee 44, New York Mills 8 Duluth Denfeld 48, Brainerd 14 St. Cloud Cathedral 28, Crosby-Ironton 6 7 FergUS> defensfve hatfback ftad JoJUB « n <»> '«•<*«! Detroit Lakes' just as he caught this pass from Laker quarterback Jeff Johnson. Altogether he Greenwaldt, Soutor score in Henning's win HENNING - Two seasoned veterans (Greenwaldt - Soutor) and a reserve tackle (Deckert) polished off Walker to lead the Henning Hornets to its 12-0 victory at Henning Friday. Kevin Greenwaldt scored from 26 yards out and quarterback Mark Soutor hit pay dirt on an 18-yard run giving me defending Park Region Conference all the offense they needed. It was the Hornets' defense that coach Donnell Speipkes liked and what he liked best was the defensive effort of reserve tackle Roger Deckert. "Deckert replaced Vice Whitley today and did a great job for us," said coach Speipkes. Lanners and Brandon defeat Comets 16 to 6 "He was the defensive leader and he picked up two Walker fumbles. Also Jim Espeland, monster linebacker, and Byron Treangen play well as defensive end," Speipkes added. Greenwaldt was the Hornets leading rusher with 97 yards in 12 carries and Soutor had 62 yards in 13 carries. The Hornet offense rolled up 214 yards on the ground and 16 By DAN VESTA The Brandon Warriors, behind senior quarterback John Lanners, overcame the weather, their own mistakes, and a stubborn Hillcrest defense to defeat the Comets 166 Friday afternoon at Brandon. A fierce Hind, estimated at gusts over 30-miles-per-hour, kept most of the action on the ground, as both teams completed only 4 passes all afternoon. Brandon scored first in the ball game, driving 55 yards in 11 plays, the final 15 yards coming on an end run by senior fullback Ron Wagner, who eluded several Comet defenders on his way to the endzone. Halfback Doug Schjei (pronounced Shay) took the ball into the endzone on the conversion attempt, and Brandon was ahead 8-0. Both teams' defense held throughout the remainder of the half, and Brandon went into halftime nursing the 8-0 lead'. Early in the third quarter, Hillcrest put Brandon on their own 8-yard line following a punt. From there, Lanners attempted one of his few passes of the day, but it was picked off by Hillcrest's Delbert Haakenson at the 29-yard line and returned 13 yards. The Comets took just one play to take advantage of the situation, as senior quarterback Mike Treltevik burst around right end and, helped by some key blocking, took it al! the way for the score. However, the conversion attempt failed, and Brandon continued to lead, 8-6. Through the remainder of the third quarter and into the fourth, the defenses again had control. But midway through MAJOR LEAGUE standings Ba'l.^vr V 'wajii De'rO't Kan Tea as Cncajj Amerkan league Cist W L 7! 5S Yo- « (* 65 1 ti U Pel. iM 523 SC4 sac 4=5 354 National leagu East W <$- 65 62 5! Ley s i3 L Pet. GB Frrdly'i Game* Oak!arv3 10. Offrc f 5 BaiiiiMwe 5. Ka~48! C'l, Cai tcx-n-a 9. v.''*ajkee 2 W. nreso'l 3. Bcs'on 7 Cleveland 7. Texas 3 New York 6. Cn ca?o 5 Satwcay's Game* Ca ! 'forna 'Hassief 39. V laa-jne- 'Chai-c.-o'i 5j! Bos'on ICIeveUid 9121 V -.-*scta CGo;tr 47; cm Oakiaro <eve 11 ii. at •ro 1 .Co"er-.a-. 10 12:, S Baltimore iPalrcr 4 10) Kjnsas C.ty iSp-.ltorll 1313, Cleveland (j Perry -.49: T"exas (Jenkins 19 lit H Sew York (Veaich !5>;> ^ ca»o iKaat 14 121. N <Jay's Games Oakland at Of.rcl Boston st M niesota Ne* York ,< Chicaso California at Milwaukee BjMt.mcre at Kansas City Clew,and at Te«as. N Ph 1 V&" ci-. < L« C-!X A».a H^-rf Sai SaT H: V: Si Ci '5! 10 P <J St Frai f-' Yy s<. C-H^ H^ P LM 3^ '**W rasa : • r."- n:s 1'cr Jiji' on'r PA • ca ?a rtsc i fX S 'a*' cr.'r •A',. x?t 3 •V."«?f'« i 3!' Fran D.ego Friday') on 3 eai 11 YtXV 4 50 5 < -.« 1? %^ erg- /. Frarx: ^CO Saturday LOv i •' F co :D / 'a Bee Koos—ai eai :Re^ ' S (i.fijf OH !R ID'- "a =i '•*bysh •: A'Se'w iz wn 3 4j t i Fr.ij C i At 5; -IV W tc « Si t ; ( w 73 « s; Jarr S3^ X-f •ar' jr ^*QS o-> 67 t^ ;i 7S ^3J S3 59 frj 73 63 r^ti a 2 ? LOS <;ng«: {. 's rxv.1 -CC(, d i] r-Vc •irri itr-3 .onb- t.t G~i h i'O it 1 1 S' i •d CX9 L' mw 3 3» 9 i i 1 6IL 1 1, Oerrery 3 IJ J^5 4£5 *5C 419 - 6(4 553 .519 147 376 3 3 NO XJ :es Dj.S a* 'j; ar a' s 0) 1 11'. 5 Jt N i S S 'C u 3 15 ct 31 1 3 Si s< C 1 ' 2 • , 3, an ?w n ftt N di the fourth quarter, Lanners directed the Warriors on a crucial 13-play drive covering 61 yards, the last 5 yards coming on a keeper by Lanners himself, Doug Schjei again scoring the conversion attempt. Brandon's defense kept the Comets scoreless the rest of the way, and the Warriors had their first win of the season, 16-6. For Brandon, the star of the game was John Lanners. He led the team on two crucial, lime- consuming scoring drives which paved the way for victory. To his own credit, in addition to completing a pass good for 29 yards, he was also the top ball carrier for either team, going 90 yards in IB carries, plus scoring a touchy down. The Brandon defense played well, limiting Hillcrest to less than 200 yards total offense, and giving up just six points. For Hillcrest, head coach Heno Strand had nothing but praise for quarterback Mike Trettevik who, in addition to completing 3 passes on a day when passing was almost impossible, was also's top ball carrier, gaining 69 yards on 10 carries, plus scoring his team's only touchdown. Herman Rea added GO j-ards in 18 carries to the Comet ground game. On defense, Strand pointed out "excellent" performance by Herman Rea, Dan Haakenson, Rolfe Sunwall, Luther Stenberg, Mark Tungseth (who had 15 tackles) and middle linebacker Pele Bugge, who had 17 tackles. Both coaches cited the mistakes made by their teams in this first game experience as being something to be dealt with, but both feel confident of improvement. A3 Coach Strand said, "They (the Comets) will be a completely different team next week." K GREENWALDT MARK SOUTOR in the air for 230 total yards. The tight Hornet defense limited Walker to 72 total yards in the one-sided season opener. Next Friday the Hornets host Upsala at 1 p.m. Upsala defeated Parkers Prairie Friday 12-fl at Parkers Prairie. Henning 60 6 0-12 Walker 0000-0 Henning — Kevin Greenwaldt 26 run, PAT kick failed; Mark Soutor 18 run, PAT kick failed. SENIOR CITIZEN BOWLING Starts Wednesday, September 4 at 9:30a.m. All senior citizens welcome. NORTHERN AIRE LANES Hcx-ston At:sn'a » Montreal St LOuis Ct-. cago d4y't Carries si Pri laae'ph a SPA Yorix a* Cjxir.aafi a* ia^ FrarK.sco T San D e^5 at LM« H'llcrest Comets Brandon Warriors F ; rst Downs Yards Rushing Vardi PaSiirg Total Yards CHle r .s : ve P-ays Passes Intercepted Bv Fumbles Lest Pi.-nts 0 C t 0- i a a o »- it Brandon KillcresT 11 i -. HUkre «t'* WHfc-dfBlitocktfcniwii ««• («) broke free from a would-be Brandon tackier for a gam that was good for a first *wn Friday afternoon. Rea gained a total of 60- j-ards in 18 carries in the Comets' 1W defeat. Also shown is Comet Delbert Haakenson (13). (Journal photo oy Craig Halverson) US » 2!! S3 5 1 0 1 2 3 155 31 184 54 153 1 0 2 2 Penan « ? aj vcs A '0 vos SCORING Brandon \Vagn«r i IS yard run). Sc^iCi (2 PT convers on! BO Hiticrest Tre!ie*ik i tb yaro r u i-.j. conversion TV fa '*d 34 BraxJon Larrers (Svard rjr:. Sc" IP. 7 Pi cooversior.5 >66fna- FERGUS FALLS FISH AND GAME CLUB REGULAR MEETING Tuesday, Sept. 3 8:00 p.m. at YMCA OPEN BOWLING Daily 1 p.m. to Up.m. Join a Bowling League Call 734-3333 NORTHERN AIRE LANES

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