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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 1964 m THE OTTAWA JOURNAL 19 1- WESTWICK Riders' Offensive Jelled in 2nd Half r ! The Ottawa Journal y i. .: .- ' . v- '-r " JF OTTAWA fn of an earlier era had cause to be vexed at the treatment accorded their idoli at the hand of Winni peg in Grey, Cup games, this still early football season seems to be one in which the Bombers are bringing put, the best in Ottawa s gridiron arsenal. Riders have played the Bombers twice this season. One was an exhibition, and Ottawa players such as Russ Jackson were still saying after last night's decisive victory that Riders played their best game of the season in Winnipeg. But last night's win was for a two-point cain in the standings, and : Ottawa struck a good offensive ' look quite a toll for the evening. Frank Clair was so happy about the outcome that, in view of the win and the. schedule layoff,1 he told the players In the room there would be no BOMBERS But he added a sharp word of warning that any injured player were to report for treatment regularly. "We're carry ing no passengers who don't get treatment, so there 11 be trouble for those that don't." ' But the casualty department was chiefly the worry of Bomber coach Bud Grant who dolefully packed off Dick RON STEWAtT BOMBERS SEEMED TO TIRE As for the game it was one that had fan pondering the "oldie" about which came first:, the chicken or the egg. The . Bomber seemed to tire a thi one progressed. At the same time the Riders' offence which had good reason to sputter, t time under the stress of punishing line play against Hamilton, suddenly blossomed ing scoring effort in the second half last night : "Jackson, who was a V hi beet, suggested after the gam that he felt "it was there all through the first half, and while , I couldn't seem to put, my finger on what was happening, I Mill had the distinct feeling we'd get rolling." , - , , And roll the Rider did. after stubborn Winnipeg opposi-j tiofl had been broken down. Clair himself had felt before the game that It would be "high-scoring." At least he felt it j would be the highest scoring effort yet for Rider. Hi pre-; game plan had been based on emphasis on the running game, though again the "bomb" paid off in touchdown er opened j the way for thenw - .. - j There had to be many In the stands, during the first half, I who couldn't share Jackson's conviction that Riders attack .. would "jell" quite as effectively as he teemed to sense. But the 'Ottawa quarterback appeared to ride with hi hunch, and cer-i tainly thing moved well for them after that when Ron Stewart , grabbed a 71-yard pas and opened the way for a succession i of plays la which Thelen ground over the goal line for a touch, j -Y ... .- STEWART KNOCKED OUT I , That put Ottawa in front to stay, but It provoked a few I second thought for Stewart who could be in for hi biggest season here. Ottawa club doctor felt they might have dir covered a "secret" for Stewart. . Dr. Fred Davie mentioned directly after the gam that Stewart had been knocked cold In the first half. Dr. Ken Wilson suggested this could be the secret , - Stewart could only recall that he had been hit on the head on on of Leo Lewi' wide weep. But his recovery was so good that he ran-up the night' best total yardage on j the overland route. Still, It bother him that be can't "collect" on the bomb play for touchdown. Clair wont worry about thi so long at thi bard-running back continue hi play so far. ; ,.- .-- ; ; rr- ' 1 AN OLD INJURY i ' Dave Thelen's injury 'probably was mora frightening j looking than It will be. The Rider fullback cam up with hi meet effective performance o far, but then was felled by what . be could only describe aa an exaggeration of "an old injury" ' around the ankle. "It only needs rest," he said. ! It wasn't as tough ogam for Rider along the line a . Hamilton gave them. That seemed apparent from the stands or the press box, and probably will be backed up by the, , film that prove so much to the coaches that the Utter are 1 Inclined now to wait on them before passing judgment on ' Individual performance. Without waiting, there could be a I shuffle of the back while Clair trie out Charlie "tOllet, the late Giant cut . ' -I . ' -BOULEVARD BANTER ; I ' That old grinding motion of Thelea's was apparent when he reached the Winnipeg goal line in the third quarter, seemed to stop and then carried three Bomber tackier, over the Una j for the TD that sent Ottawa ahead to stay . . . Rugged Kea ' Lehmana took torn good-natured kidding from hi mate for f not making both of hi Interceptiorur count for touchdown i . . . A real find this boy. who play It tough and rather cutely ! a those Interception might Indicate . , . Many athletic fan took time off last night to mourn the death of Ernie Staayar i yesterday morning . . . Ernie, a top basketball player at Usgar ' Collegiate and later a Softball star, bad been ill for a long t time . . . Many former friend and admirer will mourn hi passing yesterday . . . Former Rider. Do Pinbey was right ; at home In the Rider dressing room last night after th game i while on a visit to Ottawa'. . . Don. whoso uncle Frank was a. brilliant end with Rider, had hi young on visiting with i the player . Asked before the game who would be "looking after" Ottawa's Whit Tucker. Winnipeg coach Bud Great repUedv"lt Just might be a man named Dick Thornton" . . t was a tough blow for th Bomber losing Therato) with ' what appear to be a broken leg . .' . Th gambler gave Rider f an eight and a half point edge, which dldnt teem warranted I In the first half but worked out as It went along . . . That ! flea-flicker play completed by Leo Lswls for Winnipeg' first 'TD was well executed ... But Billy Cooper showed all th 'speed boasted by Winnipeg follower when b took off for i the Bomber" last touchdown. - Summary ' ' Summary ar n Canadian foot i ll Leaaiaa InUrtocalna a(Mula ; tame katwaaa WlnnUM ana Ot-J I riMT UABTB tUwta) ..t .'- -- LIT : WlnnlaaaT. oivH (tannin) (Tuckarl V V;. M, 4 Ottawa, eenvart ntaelnai ' Wlnnlptf, aM (Ml,.:. 1 iriamlnai .-till j a-bWinnlM. aelaVfMl '. X (Flmlri 1441 SECOND QtMRTta , ' T-Ottawa. Baal aaa! " - : IRactiwI . . . . .4 . TaiBB) OUABTU . J OlUwa, abifle ,.' (Ulmerl 1.41 tawe. (Thalaai 1M stride In the second half and practices until Monday. BADLY HIT Thornton and Farrell Funstoh by air to Winnipeg for in definite stay on the casualty list while hi club went by - train to Hamilton. ."These are things that can happen." Clair said a he searched out Grant on the field to say hello after the game and commiserate with him for the Injuries suffered. There always must be a feeling of understanding and sympathy between coaches on an occasion such as this, Each know it can happen to the other, and there were few in the park not sharing it with Grant who already had three casualties and then lost the services of two top men last night Into an effective and reward-. IS Ottawa, (atawan UJO It Otuwa. aoorart (Raettwl rooRT auaarta ii Ottawa, auiniiaunn rWaUlnal -- i it 1 Ottawa, tamnrt ntaatnal I J Ottawa. Iiiiwhaaw (liahmanni . S-1S ItOIUwa, aanvart rKactaa) iawinnlaaa. toyuhdown (Coopar) : IS rrWlnnloa, eonvan (naffitn) la Ottawa, atnala . lUhMri tJe I oiiawa, saanana latawart) .... "... ItJ SB Ottawa, aannait aadna Journal' Want ajulck result. ' Ad bring . Y . tiT) I I . . - l - ... , t at. . ' ' yt k N - 0: : V f 1 0m, " I 1 11 . U:: Y'..L. . woe is Rough Rider Frank Clair (truck this rather djet--perate looking pose early in last night' game at Lansdowne, long before his Rough Riders took off and ran up a lopsided score. ... Ottawa By EDDIE MacCABE . -( : . ot The Journal Bud Grant, In the happiest circumstances, come on like a startled fawn. But those big, blue eye fairly popped with alarm after the opening CFL interlocking game at Lansdowne at night ; ' It want the scoreboard that bothered hist so much, . although no coach enjoys taking a 44 to 20 drubbing. AND ANOTHER COMING It was the carnage he was leff, to sort out before moving Into Hamilton for another meat-grinder on Friday. , " ' Dick Thornton., perhaps the beet defensive back la the West, i out wkh a broken ankle. Farrell Fun-stoo, an outstanding receiver and blocker and ona of the finest all-round and In the West.. I out with ligament damage m hit knee. , . . v Funs too went horn to Winnipeg thi morning for a complete assessment of th damage, but It appears he's fat serious trouble: surgery perhaps, if even that will help. ', , It was th beginning, all over, of the parade of walking wounded Grant nursed . through th early stages of the '63 campaign. THELEN NOT SERIOUS It appeared for a tlra aa If Frank Clair might have a brand new problem. Fullback Dave Thln was cranked by Gar Warren lata In the gam and had to be helped off. A twisted ankle was so tender he couldn't even touch It to the ground. Riders, Lions Battle for 1st VANCOUVER t Sas katchewan Roughrider will be unsettled, understaffed and angry when they meet British Columbia Lions m a Western Football Conference gam .to night It s a combination th gritty Riders may need to change heavy odd against them. They were 104-point underdog la the betting Tuesday. , The game represents th sec ond half of a bome-and-home contest for first place in th West and Riders lost the first portion decisively a 17-2 licking Friday m Regina. ' A both club enter the fourth gam of th year, Lion have fiv point. Rider four. Calgary Sumpeders, after a 39-g horn victory Monday over Edmonton, have four point in four games. .Saskatchewan' trouble add up thi way: ' " me . . : But thai' all It was . . . a twist ... and he was walking on It after the game and with the remainder of the month to round into shape again btfor the Rider play their next game, it's not a problem. ' The Rider offence finally found Its wing last night and found a solid weld between their - running . and . nesting.. , . v . , Rut Jackson completed 10 of 21 passes for 244 yards, and the Riders chewed out 194 yards overland. NO GROUND CORPS Against that. Bomber QBs Ken Ploen' and Hal Ledyard completed 11 tosses out of 21 for 234 yards, but th passe weren't a destructive, and they managed only 40 yards on the ground. One of the things which : contributed to th authority in th Rider offence was a thing which could be passed off a a minor Item. ' ' But Russ Jackson noticed In the films of th last two game - that be was going ' too deep when he rolled out 1 and not putting the pressure on the defender by keeping them guessing whether he'd run or throw. . . ? Last night he itaytd closer to the line and operated more effectively. THREE PICTURE PLAYS There wtrt three picture scoring plays In this wide open performance. - : . Th Bombers executed the first - on in the second minute of the game. It's an old Winnipeg poison, but with letter-perfect execution, It' almost Indefensible. From the Winnipeg 40. Los Tuesday of assistant coach Hal Griffin, who resigned from Bob Shaw' staff "for personal reasons." ' , Sidelining of end and punter Martin Fabi, who suf fered a stomach si Jury In a plleup Friday with Lions' Nea Beaumont .-v-Y'V ' Far mora " bump and bruises than Lions,, who came out of Friday's game unscathed. Shaw announced In Regina that be and assistant Eagle Key won't bother with a ; placement for Griffin thi son. ' . .. i , H also ssld that either Ed Buchanan or Gen Wlasluk will tax over Fabi' punting chorea. But neither player ha kicked much before and the Fabi In jury I expected to Jilt Riders In on of th best' parts of their game. Dave .Thelen is helped off the field late in last night' game against Winnipeg, providing some 'anxious moment for fans and coaches. But the injured ankle was diagnosed after the game as a sprain, and. he'll be ready for Ottawa's next outing. Trainer Art Sergeant left lends him a shoulder. Offence Ploen faded to throw. He ' (hot on to Funston on th Ottawa - SO. and . Funston flipped the ball out to Leo Lewis in full stride. The defenders had "gone to the ball", and Lewis was all alone for the 64 yard score. Riders responded with a picture of their own. Jackson had been working the Inside running lanes, and when the Bombers . were called for roughing on a punt giving Riders a first down on the Winnipeg 43. the stage was set . PERFECT EXECUTION - Jackson faked a hahdoff to Thelen, and the Bombers were inside-conscious. Thelen barrelled in and the Bombers converged. Jackson hid the ball, dropped back and had time to set up and fire a strike to Whit Tucker. Tucker ran away from Norm Rau-haul and Thornton to gather in the ball in full stride on the goal line. ' Y The other "picture" was slso Ottawa authored, and Jackson came up with that one in the third quarter.. Riders were holding s scary four-point' edge.. A 29-yard pass to Thelen and a 12-yard pitch to Tucker took play to the Bomber 11. Ron Stewart jn explosive battler all night cammed to the five. t Then Jackson faked a handoff to Thelen. and that held tome Bomber attention. He rolled left cut In to the first man and flipped the ball over Jack Delveaux' head to Ron Stewart who had nothing Marg Masters Qualifies ' ' HUTCHINSON, Kan. VP) Two former winners and a one time finalist In the VS. national women' amateur golf tournament led the way Tuesday with 36-hole scores of 131. The defending champion. Mrs. Anne Quasi -Welts of Mount Vernon, Wash., 1 was eliminated with scores of 81-81162. . Leaders In the qualifying round were JoAnne Gunderson of Kirkland, Wash, a three- time winner who posted cards of 77-74 131: Barbara Mc- Intlre of 'Colorado Springs, Colo., the 1959 winner, who shot 77-74151: and Polly Riley of Forth Worth, Tex,' 75-76151. . - .- :- . " Margaret Masters of Ottawa coupled a 78 with Monday's 80 for 158 to qualify. -, The first two round of match play will be played today, with the third round Thursday and the semi-finals Friday; Th 36-hole final match will be played Saturday. Th Prairie Dunes Country Club course, meesurt 8,001 ysrds and par Is 73. 4, Journal Want quick results. Ads bring r V" NOT TOO SERIOUS I ; AN EYE-POPPING SHOW, Finds Wings Bombers 46 - Statistics, S la tut Ira of aha WlnnlpM-Ottawa CrL sana: wunla( Ottawa rirat Sown 11 21 Yards nuhtac .... 40 1M Vara paaaln S3S S44 Paaaca mada .'Jmi.. 11 le aaaaa triad : 11 11 Paaaaa mlercapk by 0 4 Funta S T Avarafa yards .... SSJ 44.1 rumblaa ... 1 rumbla toat . . Panaiuaa " ..... 11 1 " Total yards - S3 S4 but fresh air to the goal line. In general terms, though, . the Rider offence was consistently more muscular. Ottawa had 21 first downs to the Bombers' 10, snd Winni- peg got only one on the ground. FLEMING BOOTS TWO Winnipeg led 13 to 7 after one quarter on th Lewis .TD and. two field goals by George Fleming, the first a 13-yard boot from a 45-de-gree angle, and the second a 39-yard kick. Moe Racine got on of them back from the Bomber 17 in the second quarter. Early in the third. Ottawa started the big charge, moving 88 yards in eight "plsys to score, and the big gainer there was a 70-yard pass and run play to Stewart Thelen took it over from the three, ramming to his right on a third down play and carrying Rauhaus into the end zone- with him. Jackson's lateral to Stewart over Delveaux got Ottawa another1 one and in the first play of the fourth quarter, 'Jackson threw a touchdown strike to Ted Watkins in the caught two passes out of two for 93 yards. Dave Thelen carried 10 times for 43 yards and caught three passes for 42 yards. - Farrell. Funston was Winnipeg's top receiver with four for four for 59 yards and Roger Hagberg led their ' rushing with 36 yards in nine trips. Hal Ledyard, pitching In relief, completed fiv out of seven passes. aaa Billy Hsrris, fighting for a Job with two healthy candidates standing In the wings, had a tough night He fumbled once, dropped a Only 17621 Fans Turn Out To See Riders and Bombers By EDDIE MacCABE of Th Journal Rough Rider won their four exhibition games. They lost their opener to Toronto, snd then beat Hamilton with more than 21,000 fans in the park. Last night, on a beautiful evening, they had only 17,-621 fans at Lansdowne Park. A lot of people are wondering why.. ' ' Riders intercepted four Winnipeg passes last night with Joe Poirier getting the first. Ken Lehmann the second snd the third and Jim Conroy the fourth. ! , ... At one point In the third quarter, Winnipeg had third down and 44 yards to go, a clipping penalty and a 16-yard loss when Mike Blum grassed Ken Ploen 'driving them back. The punt didn't even reach the original line of scrimmage. ; . . Ron Stewart was Ottawa' best baO carrier. He butted and churned and fled for 83 yards tat 13 carries, and alto Golf Ksdsrjiarters Si for SPALDING CLUBS of Reduced Prices ft lak ft. 1 A4r1 232-4271 Winnipeg coach Bud Grant has both baby-blue eyes wide open watching the Ottawa parade In the second half of last night's game at Lansdowne Park. With him is QB Ken Ploen. v 20 end zone from the Bomber nine. LEHMANN GOES ft)R TD A couple of minutes later, . Ken Lehmann grabbed on of Ploen's pitches on the Winnipeg 24, and after giving Jerry Jones a smooth deke, he bulled over for the major. An interception by Jim Conroy and a 50-yard run to Winnipeg's 20 set up another major score by Stewart Winnipeg's final touch was a perfect toss from Ledyard to Billy Cooper, and the 19-year-old flyer legged it SO yrd tot touchdown. It was a bright explosive football game . . . premium entertainment but the weary, ing Bombers didnt have 'enough snowballs to sustain the tension very far into th second half. pass he should have had, and fouled up some blocks. But when be carried the ball he gave It a lusty charge, and the 23 yard he gained were over people for the most part Rough Riders have it soft now until the end of the ' month when the Argonauts 1 come to town. Coach Frank Clair doesnt ' Intend to work them every ' day. "You can get too much ' practice with no game coming right up," he said. Assistsnt Coach Bill Smyth left right after the game for Cincinnati to take his family home. He'U be back by th end of the week.. ilna il-iiA' Ui i- '1t- S (

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