The Evening Independent from Massillon, Ohio on November 11, 1946 · Page 18
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Massillon, Ohio
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Army, Notre Dame Loom As Co-Champions Of Gridiron Neither Team Lost Any Prestige In Saturday's Terrific Scoreless Tie By JACK HAND NEW YORK, (AP)—Army and Notre Dame loom as co- champions of the college football ranks barring upsets in the final three weeks of the season with UCL'A and Georgia giving the national leaders a good run for their money. Although the Cadets' string of 25 consecutive victories ended in the 0-0 tie with the Fighting Irish before 74,068 customers at Yankee Stadium Saturday, neither side appeared to have lost prestige, in the crunching battle of lines Lookin* ahead to Saturday, there is potential trouble, for both of the high-flying leaders who may find it difficult to keep themselves "uiJ" for two weeks in a row. The Army bumps into an aroused Pennsylvania team that saw its dreams of a title blasted by the Princeton upset of a week ago. Coach Geor«e Hunger's Quakers got back on the beam with a 41-b romp over a strong Columbia team and are still thristing for revenge for last year's 61-0 humiliation by the Cadets. — : ——— Notre Dame grapples with Tigers Close Season With 12-6 Triumph West Park Tigers ended their season with a 12-6 victory over .. _ the Massillon Aggie Its., at Lin- ever, was in the nature of a romp. Northwestern which, will be attempting to rebound from a surprising 7-6 upset by Indiana. * * * THE STOCK of both UCLA' and Georgia rose several points over the weekend as they protected their perfect unbeaten-untied records with respective decisions over Oregon and Florida. Neither, how coin park, Sunday afternoon Florida gave Georgia plenty of The winners scored both their ! trouble, forcing the bowl-minded touchdowns before their opponents ! Bulldogs to come^from behind in were able to get their lone marker. The first came late in the first quarter as Crescenze passed to Vac- card for 36 yards while the second was scored on the feature play of the game, a 92-yard return of an intercepted pass by Guiffre who the second half for a 33-14 verdict. Coach Wally Butts' Bulldogs' next foe is a sub-par Auburn eleven which bowed to Mississippi State, 33-0. UCLA was h&d pressed by Oregon, 14-0, a team that took a 43-0 took the ball on the Tigers' eight pasting from Southern California and, helped by some neat blocking, ~ ' m '~~ m —=--particularly by Villoria and Vac- cam, went the distance for what proved to be the deciding marker. The Aggies drove for their lone tally in the third with Makowski sweeping end for the final 18 yards. All tries for extra point failed. Midway through the fourth period the Aggies went to the j southwest^situation by subduing Tigers' four-yard line but after four plays were 18 yards from the a week ago. The Trojans kept in step for their Nov. 23 clash with UCLA that probably will determine the western Rose Bowl representative by a 14-0 victory over stubborn California. This Saturday's foe is Montana. COACH OF SKYSCRAPERS FIRED CANYON, Tex. CAP)-- The man who produced basketball's "tallest team in the world" won't be 'back at West Texas State come the opening of the cage season. Al Baggett, who in 1941-42 took his tree-top Texans to Madison Square Garden and whose teams in those days were rated with the best in the nation, was dismissed from West Texas State as the result of a squabble in the athletic department. In the upheaval Football Coach W. W. Nicklaus resigned and Assistant Coach Leslie Van Meter was dismissed. When several of the football players refused to take the field if Nicklaus remained in charge of the team, Baggett, who had returned from tiie service to resume his position as athletic director at West Texas State, sided with Van Meter, who served as football coach from January to MASSILLON, 0., MONDAY, NOV. 11, 1946 PAGE 16 June, 1942, then entered the Army and upon his return was assigned as assistant to Nicklaus. The latter was employed during Van Meter's absence. Baggett came to West Texas State in 1933 and began building the basketball teams that brought the college national fame. The unique native rock athletic plant at West Texas State was a contribution of Baggett's. W. A. (Gits) Miller, new basketball coach, has been made athletic director. He also coaches football at the college. Semi-Pros Win From Gallon Contest Is Decided By FOOTBALL FATHERS Three Cheers For Dad Ball Theft goal line. Kemp was the winners' best ground gainer, averaging 11 yards. Crescenze made one advance of 39 yards and Galey went 32 yards. Olenick made a gain of 45 yards for the Aggies on an end sweep. Vaccani of the Tigers and Geis of the Aggies did some good pass receiving. Androff and Maccorra were outstanding on defense for the Winners and Greenfelder and Geis for the losers. The win gave the Tigers a record of seven triumphs and one tie. They scored 216 points to 19. This was their fourth undefeated season. They were coached by Andy Miljanich and captained by Junior Crescenze. They claim the sandlot grid championship of this city for the 1946 season and are prepared to play a post-season game with any other team here that has a goodj record to prove that claim. The summary: West Park Tigers Massillon Aggits Poulelis LE Berger Villoria LT Dolmas Androff LG Gale Harper Tranchini C Gerry Harper Kresovich RG Waltz Maccorra RT Barnes Vacanni RE Geis Gardner QB Greenfelder Crescenze LH Makowski Guiffre HH Galey Kemp FB Olenick Score by quarters: West Park Tigers 6 6 0 0—12 Massillon Aggies ..... 0 0 6 0— 6 Touchdowns— Vaccani, Guiffre, Makowski. t A theft committed by R. C. Arrington in full view of more than 3,500 persons gave the Massillon Semi-Pros a 13-6 victory over the Galion Pros at Galion, Sunday afternoon. The win was the locals! seventh in a row. . Runs 45 Yards Arrington stole the game midway through the fourth quarter when, with the score tied at 6-6, he broke through the Galion line, took I the ball away from Ernst, Galion' quarterback, who was back to pass, and ran 45 yards for the winning touchdown. To add insult to injury, Pokey Blunt then ran off left end for the only extra point of the contest The Semi-Pros staged an uphill battle to win the game as the ARKANSAS scrambled the Gallon team scored first and for a time appeared to be on its way toj a 6-0 win as its big players kept the locals fairly well under control BARBERTON WILL TACKLE LIBBEY AKRON, 0.— Barberton's post season clash with undefeated Toledo Libbey and the bid of Springfield township to clinch the Metropolitan league here this week. banner program Two Akron teams, Garfield and East, will continue gridiron practice this week in preparation for the city championship game at the Rubber Bow] on Nov. 22. STONE GRILL OPEN SUNDAY from 2 P. M. 'til 1 A. M. Dial 6000 or 8864 CALL A YELLOW CAB The Cabs With 2-Way Radio. Efficient, Courteous Service. Home Owned & Operated. H. B. Getz&Sons Dial 6000 or 8864 Slipover and Coat SWEATERS Leather and Plaid JACKETS THE MEEK-SEGNER CO. Rice, 7-0. thus taking over the conference lead from the Owls, only team that has been able to trim mighty Texas. Major upset of the day was Kan sas' 16-13 edge over Oklahoma on Paul Turner's field goal in the final minutes, leaving Missouri, 21 0 victors over Colorado, the Big Six leader. Other major surprises were Syracuse's 14-7 score over Cornell, Virginia's 20-6 edge over Princeton, conquerors of Penn; and Texas Aggies' 14-0 margin over South era Methodist. * * * NAVY APPEARED headed for its worst season in history after bowing to Georgia Tech's strong Engineers, 28-20. Pittsburgh gave Ohio State a surprisingly stiff battle before succumbing, 20-13 and Iowa rallied to trim Wisconsin in a Big Nine bat:le, 21-7. Illinois was idle and Michigan, another conference contender, went outside its own league to whip Michigan State, 55-7. Busy Weekend For Teams In Hockey League By The Associated Press The Indianapolis Capitals and the Hershey Bears lead the western and the eastern divisions of the American Hockey league respectively today by only one point following a heavy weekend schedule that saw all of the loops' 10 teams play two games apiece. The Caps, who lost only one of their first 11 games, dropped 3-2 games to Pittsburgh and Cleveland while Hershey was nosed out by St. Louis and Buffalo. Cleveland and the Caps entered the final period last night tied at 2-2 but Les Cunningham, veteran Baron, then scored to break up the game. The largest crowd ever to witness a Cap home game, 10,022 was on hand. The Barons, who,lost a 3-2 game to Providence Saturday, were tied for the runner-up slot by the Pittsburgh Hornets who after beating Indianapolis Saturday, battled the Flyers to a 4-4 deadlock in St. Louis last night. In the eastern half, Hershey was nosed out, 4-3 by the Flj*rs Saturday and 1-0 by the Buffalo Bis- ons yesterday. The runner-up New Haven Ramblers, however, could gain only one point on Hershey as they bowed, 4-3 to Springfield and then battled the Indians to a 1-1 deadlock last night. The hapless Philadelphia Rock- els sustained their llth'and 12th defeats of the season as against a lone victory by absorbing a 9-3 lacing from Buffalo and a 7-3 trouncing from Providence. ALL-AMERICA GRID STANDINGS NEW. YORK. (AP).—All-America football conference standings: Eastern Division Team W. L. T. New York 7 2 1 Brooklyn 3 5 1 Buffalo 3 7 1 Miami l 7 o Western Division Cleveland 8 2 0 San Francisco 6 4 0 Los Angeles 4 4 1 Chicago 3 4 2 Sunday'* Result* New York 17 Los Angeles 12 Buffalo 17 Brooklyn 14 Cleveland 14 San Francisco 7 Game* Thin Wri-k Nov. 11—Chicago at Miami (night) Nov. 17—Chicago at Cleveland Nov. 17—Loi Angalen at Brooklyn on the muddy field. Arlington's theft of the, ball for the winning marker was poetic justice as the Galion club got its lone marker as the result of a similar bit of petit larceny. On the third play of the game the Pros stole the pigskin on the Semi-Pros 34-yard line. Held on the first three plays, they scored on fourth down as Ernst passed to Medrano who broke into the clear and went all the way. The try for point failed. The Semi-Pros weren't able to get going until five minutes before the end of the half. Starting from their own 16, they drove to the 50 with Bert Webb, Blunt and Dick Adams alternating at carrying. At that point Webb passed to Tom Jasinski for 34 yards to the Galion 16, Adams on the next play circled left end to the one and then went off tackle for the tying marker. Webb's plunge for the point was short and the score was 6-6 at the recess. On the opening series in the third quarter the Semi-Pros went to the Galion 20 before being stopped by a pass interception. From that point on neither team threatened seriously until, with about seven minutes left, Arrington committed his theft to put the local team ahead. The Galion club filled the air with passes thereafter but failed to get beyond the Semi-Pros' 40. The game did not get started until 3:45 as the Semi-Pros were delayed in Mansfield where their bus broke down. The muddy field hindered both teamsr A crowd of 3,500 watched the contest. The Semi-Pros sustained two injuries, Ted Makowski suffering a broken left thumb and Dallas Power receiving a cut over his left eye which required three stitches. The entire line of the local team did good work with Russell, Weisgarber and Arrington being outstanding. Karl Kaplanoff, heavy former Ohio State player, and Ernst were best for the Galion club. The Semi-Pros got 12 first downs to five. The Semi-Pros will hold a business meeting this evening at 6:30 at the city hall and will practice Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30 p. m. Agathon field. The summary: Massillon Srmi-Pros Pos. Makowski Arrington Weisgarber Macorra Russell Gibson .Tasinski Webb Power Blunt Clendenning LT LG C RO RT RH LH FB Score by quarters: Massillon 0 Galion 6 Galion Pros B. Smith Barlow Pangello Brown Cellini Goldsmith Madrano Ernst Dolce Shreck Kaplanoff 7—13 0— 6 Substitutions—Massillon: Lewis, Snowden, Silvestri, Harper, Keifer, Adams, Langenfeld, Fabian, Hout; Galion: Rchm, Corbin, Shupe, Bedson, Thayer, Moleno, Tuscan, Clabaugh. Touchdowns — Mcdrano, Adams, Ar- ringlon. Point after touchdown—Blunt. STANDINGS IN HOCKEY LEAGUE NEW YORK. (AP).—American Hockey league standings Including last night's «ame«. Eastern Division Hershey ...................... 8 New Haven .......... : ...... 7 Providence ........... '• ..... * Springfield ................. 4 Philadelphia ................... 1 Western Division Indianapolis ................. 7 Cleveland ................... 7 Pittsburgh .................. « Buflaio ...................... S Pel. 1 2 2 1 Nov. 17—San Francisco at Niw York. St. Louil 4 4 S 7 7 12 3 3 2 4 • COLLEGE FOOTBALL has progressed radically from the days when fuzzy-cheeked kids played for old Siwash—as these pictures prove. One of the many returned veterans who is a father as well as a football player, is Charley'Trippi, great Georgia halfback, who is pictured in the top photo w'ith his wife and daughter, Joanne, 14 months old. In the lower photo, navy veteran Cecil Souders, Ohio State end, holds daughter. Sharon, 5, while his wife,. Jean, looks on. Souders, 25, played football in'the-navy for former Ohio State Coach Paul Brown at the Great Lakes naval training station and played end last year for the strong Bainbridge naval training station. • BASEBALL COACH PROTESTS Armistice On Discussions About Big Game Suggested By HUGH FULLERTON, JR. NEW YORK, (AP)—Since this is Armistice Day, it looks like a good time to declare an armistice on Army-Notre Dame football discussions . . .The question of superiority won't be settled any more than a lot.of questions that arose from World war one—as Notre Dame's Frank Leahy summed up the game, "A lot .of things happened —everything but scores. 1 ' Leahy said if he could play the game over, he'd "try to open it up a little more," but it won't be played over until next year and then with different players Anyway, there's a heck of a chance for Penn and Northwestern to come through with a couple of "upsets" next Saturday when the Cadets and Irish suffer the inevitable letdown. Nearly everybody else has had it. SLAP HAPPY Colgate's Eppy Barnes, president of the College Baseball. Coaches association, is tired of what he figures is a run-around given him by organized baseball and has made public a letter of protest to Commissioner Happy Chandler . .. in it he says: "Despite the fact Ihat you have stated that most baseball coaches are' fifth string football coaches, I feel that organized baseball and your school committee has certainly made a football of the issue at hand." . . . Fifth string or otherwise. Fnpy obviously knows how and when to kick. Although the report that Kentucky's Bear Bryant will succeed Frank Thomas as Alabama football coach next season busted out in the open over the week-end, one of this corner's Alabama informants says: "I'd picK two other guys before naming Bear, although Tommy likes him lots." Whoever gets the job l.kely will inherit one fine prospect in Ed Salem, Ramsay Tech high school star, the same school that produced Vaughn Mancha ... Salcn has been sought as strenuously as a slab of bacon this fall but 'Bama is supposed to have the inside track ... more on prospects: Don "Mike" Paniccra, the frosh quarterback who Has made the Boston college "T" c:i,ck, has a brother Irving who is said to be an even better "T" operator than Don. Irvine's conch at Marianapolis academy in Con- Paul Herman Makes Debut Paul Herman, a basketball star at Washington high school and the University of Tennessee, will make his debut in the professional field at Youngstown tonight, when that city's representative in the Nat i o. n a 1 Professional Basketball league, opens its season with' Rochester. Herman rates with the best Touchdown Passers Had Their Day By DON STULL Associated Press Sports Writer The touchdown t o s s e r s reigned supreme in Ohio's collegiate football circles today (Monday). The pigskin pitchers were the toast of at least a half dozen B u c k e y e college campuses after a weekend in which their aerial artistry was the deciding weapon of victory. One of the biggest heroes was Ohio State's quarterback, George Spencer, who flipped three touchdown passes to lead the Bucks to a 20-13 triumph over the Pittsburgh Panthers. Spencer hit Halfback Bob Brugge for two six-pointers and tossed another to End Cecil Souders. * * * HE CONNECTED with nine out of 13 heaves for 215 yards but Youngstown's Mike Durina had an even better day as the Penguins thumped Morris-Harvey of West Virginia, 28-24. Durina tossed three times to End Pete Lanzi for touchdowns, scored the fourth himself on a line buck and tossed to Dick Organ for one extra point. Morris-Harvey's Delmer Good wasn't far behind, either. He hurled a pair of touchdowns to Virgil Carr, one for 11 yards, the other for five. Forward passes paved the way for all four Akron touchdowns as the Zippers edged Wooster, 26 to 20, in the final minutes. Boyd Gibson of Wittenberg grabbed an aerial for the touchdown that pulled the Lutherans even with Ohio Northern, and Mike Moffo added his second conversion of the day for a 14-13 Wittenberg triumph. * * * AERIAL fireworks staked Wilberforce to a 7-6 decision over Kentucky State at Franklin, too. Capt. Fred Hall completed one for 25 yards for a touchdown, then placekicked the winning point. Oberlin and DePauw played a 7-7 tie at Greencastle, Ind., the Ohioans gaining their only touchdown on a 40-yard pitch from Quarterback Don Campbell to End Pat Cavanaugh. The weekend of warfare left Ohio without a single unbeaten college eleven as Baldwin-Wallace bowed 21-14 to Ohio U. for the Yellow Jackets' first loss against four wins and two ties. Ohio's signal caller, King Brady, scored his ninth and tenth touchdowns of the year, the tenth bringing victory in the final minutes. As Baldwin-Wallace toppled, Otterbein and Youngstown moved to the top of the Buckeye pigskin ladder with six victories and one defeat each. Otterbein's sixth victim was Albion of Michigan. The Cardinals blanked the Michigan- ders 40-0 to run their scoring total to 225—the state's highest. * * * IN GAMES with out-of-state elevens, Ohio teams emerged with a weekend record'of eight victories, four defeats and one tie to boost their season record to 46 wins, 26 losses and five ties in inter-state competition. Mount Union, paced by Vince Marotta's two touchdowns, helped the Buckeye cause with a 25-0 triumph over Allegheny; Case handed Carnegie Tech its fourth straight loss, 24-0; Cedarville romped to a' 32-14 decision over Rose Poly at. Terre Haute, Ind.', and Hiram edged Lawrence Tech at Detroit, 13 to 7. On the short end against the tut- siders were Muskingum, Bowling Green, Dayton and Miami. W. & Houghton Will Change Lineup As Tigers Get Ready For Ybungstown By LUTHER EMERY Coach William "G" Bud Houghton held a post-mortem on his Washington high schooF football team Sunday evening and announced that at least three changes would be made in the lineup that starts against Youngstown East at Youngstown Saturday." Injuries sustained in the 40-6 defeat by Toledo Waite, Friday, and an attempt to improve both the offense and defense of the team, were given as reasons for the changes. Wayne Krisher will more than likely start at center instead of Merle Darrah, who entered the Toledo Waite game with an injured arm and came out with a^badly. battered soup bone. Krisher, incidentally made a good showing against Waite and will be used with the first team all this week. The other two changes will see Al Brown starting "at quarterback and Jack Houst.on at right guard. They will be recognized as starters on the basis of their play against Waite. Brown sparked the Tigers to their only touchdown against the Indians and you may rein e m b e r Houston as the orange s h i. r t e d guard who went in as a substitute and did a good job of sub marin- ing on line. the Houghton and the Tiger coaches will not know how bad off some of the other players are until practice tonight. Gene Krisher, who aggravated a knee injury, was on crutches when the squad went to Cantn Saturday to see McKinley players ever turned out at Washington high and Tennessee. A veteran of World War II, he played considerable basketball while serving in the European theater. Detroit's league representative likewise opens its season tonight at Anderson, Ind. Chicago, Oskosh and Buffalo played their first games Saturday with the latter two scoring home victories. Oshkosh whipped the Windy City five 66-61 while the'Buffalo quintet'rolled Up a 50-39 triumph over Syracuse. The loss gave Syracuse a 1-1 record, the New York staters having beaten Toledo in the league's .opener last Thursday in the Ohio city. necticut says Irv it the better passer. _.-..._ ,__. J. beat the Muskics, 26 to 7, at Washington, Pa.; St. Bonaventure edged Bowling Green, 13-9, at Olean, N. Y.; Dayton dropped a 34-7 fray to visiting. Chattanooga of Tennessee, and Miami (Ohio) lost a 20-17 struggle to Miami (Fla.) in a Friday tilt in the south. Denison's Big Red entered the winner's circle for the first time in six starts, but only after a narrow squeak with Capital. The score was 14 to 13. Capital's Norman Divine—for the second time this year—raced a kickoff back 100 yards to score but Teammate Joe Whitchcad missed the tie-making extra point. * * * IN OTHER intra-state contests, Kent Statc-'s Eddie Capri broke loose for 40 yards and a touch(See TOUCHDOWN—Pace 17) Sell Tickets For Big Game Tickets for the Massillon-Canton McKinley football game will be placed on sale tonight at 6 o'clock at the Washington high school box office. Only two tickets will be sold to a customer. The price will be 31.20 each. beat Toledo Scott 47-0. Earl Johnson and Jack Zeller were both limping from blows they received in the Waite game. Only a light workout was scheduled for the Massillon eleven tonight as it begins preparations for the Youngstown invasion. * * * THE AVAITE loss is now history and players will be told to forget the defeat and'build for East and Canton McKinley which will be encountered in two. weeks. East sustained its second loss of the season Saturday night at Youngstown when it was handed a 13-0 defeat by Youngstown Wilson which sewed up the Youngstown city title for the latter team. Wilson scored touchdowns in the second and fourth quarters. In the meantime we apologize for having done Washington high school a wrong in announcing its record against Waite high. The loss was actually the first in four instead of the first in three, the Tigers having won three years in We had com- the one war year game in 1942 which Massillon won 34-14. * * * THE TIGER Booster club will have its post-mortem on the Waite game when it meets tonight at 8 in the school auditorium. In addition to Coach Houghton's weekly game review, motion pictures will be shown of the Dayton Chaminade game. There will be door prizes. GRID INJURIES FATAL JERSEY CITY, N. J. — Joseph M.. Aria, 21-year-old former G. I., died at Jersey City Medical Center where he was admitted Tues- dav after being iniured in an in- a row, 1940-41-42. pletely overlooked Bucks Hold Key To Big Nine Crown CHICAGO. (AP)—Illinois, on the track of its first football championship since 1928, meets the Western conference "upset team", Ohio State, Saturday while Michigan—only a shade behind the Illini in the title scramble—faces Wisconsin. Illinois, currently race with four wins leading the and one defeat, will conclude its season two weeks hence against strong Northwestern, which has been knocked out of contention by losing to Indiana last Saturday after being upset S9.-27 by "the Buckeyes the previous week. Michigan, holding second place by virtue of three victories, one loss and a 14-14 standstill with Northwestern, must tangle with Ohio State after its Saturday date with the Badgers. Thus, the unpredictable ' but surprising Bucki —who- were lucky to gain a 20-13 win over comparatively weak Pitt last week—hold the key to the Big Nine crown by playing both Illinois and Michigan before the season. ends. The Illinois-Ohio encounter Saturday heads a program of three conference games—The Wolverines tangle with Wisconsin at Ann Arbor and Iowa, tied with Indiana for fourth place, going to Minnesota whose Gophers captured their first Big Nine victory of the season by edging Purdue 13-7. - • Purdue and Indiana draw ope. ' dates before colliding in their" traditional old oaken bucket battle, while Northwestern travels to South Bend to try to pull the upset of the year by knocking off Notre Dame after its scoreless tie -with Army. NO BASKETBALL FOR GRID STAR COLUMBUS, 0. (AP) — Capt. Warren Amling of the Ohio State football team has given up basketball. The Buckeye tackle said yesterday he would not return to cage play this year because his studies required more attention. He was an All-America guard in 1945. He plans to graduate in March. May Invite Army LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sports Editor Paul B..Zimmerman of the Los Angeles Times today said, "if army completes its schedule successfully, the Cadets will be-receptive to a Rose Bowl bid and undoubtedly will be invited to the Pacific .Coast conference." tramural football game at St. Peter's college. ., . TIRES BRING YOUR CAR IN NOW FOR COMPLETE WINTERIZING SERVICE DRIVE IN TODAY AND BE PREPARED WILLIAMS GARAGE 125 CHARLES AVE., SW

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