The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 11, 1947 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 11, 1947
Page 11
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_JTH^RSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1947 Statistics on Chicks' '47 Grid Season Show Return to Form Which Brought Glory in '47, '42 ..Final statistics compiled covering gridiron work done Uuniig the 1947 football SCMSOII show that the Blytheville Chicks are definitely trodding on the comeback road Figures computed on the 12 games played hv the* Chicks gave them one of the best season records turned in *fcy a blythuville High School learn since the state championship days of 1940 and 1941. According to the statistics, the* " Tribe turned in a season record oi seven wins against five losses for a 12 °PP°ncnts to 1,132 yards gained ' percentage or .583 and their -T" I hro "8h rushing and limltnl them formation offensive alt.ick is com- . 103 " rst downs while they were parable with just about any Class P lckilli ! UP 110. Their weakness Double-A team's in the slate j P° mt w(ls un P»« defense for the Led by their captains Billy Wayne recol ' ds show that their opponents McFailiir.d and Harold "IIuck" com Plcted 50 out ol 1M passes (or Scalping—1948 Style __ BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Traylor the Chicks' powerful ground attack netted a total of 2,898 yard; a net gain of 633 yards. The Chicks outscored their op- gnincd while 255 yards were added P uncms 164 to 145 despite the fact via the aerial route. " le v were held scoreless In two Even tnough individual ruslinv; j f"">cs. The most points piled up by scorcls on the El Dorado contest . Tl ' it)(! '" one contest was cst were never received, figures computed on the remaining 11 Barnes show thai MiParland led the Chicles' offensive parade with a total of 1.230 yards gained in 123 trie* for in average of 9.64 yards p:i try and scored 65 points, a record that \vill nearly equal those turned in by Norman "Monk" Mosley and Mayfieltl "Sonny" Lloyd when they were roaming the grid- ngainsi Batesvilic who they defeated 38 to 0 and their biggest defeat was handed them by Mesoiclc by a 20 to 0 count. i The season record is as follows: Finn Statistic! j B'ville Oppts. I First Downs Yds. Gnd. Rush. Passes Attempted Passes Completed irons for Blytheville High School. Yds. Gild. Passing And Traylor wasn't lar behind. Passes Intercepted The records show tint the Chicks alternate captain and left halfback Fumbles Yds. Losl rumbling accounted for 31 points, carried the i Fumbles R*c. By 7S times and reeled off 735 yards for an average of 9.31 yards each time he carried, and tlie thing that nukes these marks even more remarkable is the fact that both boys were nursing injuries part of the season. A bruised .leg muscle kept McFarland sidelined in one game and Traylor was absent from a couple dUc to a dislocated vertebra. And J^. the Batesville game both Traylor and McFarland were kept, on the bench most of the time while the second and third string backs carried on. The other two members of the Chicks regular backfield, Donald Huey and R. C. Allen, both turned in reputable records in Ihe rushing department. Huey, who played just about every position in the hack- field, picked up 259 yards in 63 attempts for an average of 4.10 yards p«r try and scored 24 points while Allen, who usually furnished that eztra grunt when one or two yards were needed for a first down, crashed the line 53 times for 276 yards, an average of 5.20 yards per crash, and scored nine points. Jack Elliott who alternated with Huey at the quarterback post, picked up 84 yards in 27 tries for an average of 3.12 yards, scoring 21 points. Defensively the Chicks were equally as good. They held their Punts Avg. Yds. Per Punt Penalties Yds. Lost thru p'ties. no 2.598 49 15 256 14 27 21 12 4S 34.4 49 490 103 1,732 126 50 683 5' 24 23 9 47 361 3D 265 Individual Records (Does Not Include El Dorado Game) Player Tries Net Gnd. Avg. Pts. McFarland Traylor J. Elliott Huey Allen Lum Gee Gentry Simon Owens Berry B. Elliott Totals 128 79 27 63 63 U 3 7 14 5 1,230 735 84 259 276 99 -e 16 34 2 9.84 9.31 3.12 4.10 6.20 5.50 -2.61 2.29 2.43 • .40 397 2,727 6.81 164 Scores By Game« Blylhcvllle Opponents 6 14 0 0 12 26 7 27 21 38 El Dorado 23 Paragon Id 7 Messick 20 Little Rock 18 Pine Bluff 7 Jonesboro 0 Subiaco 0 Texarkana 13 N. Little Rock 35 Batesville 0 164 Little Rock 16 Forrest City « 146 C. MYRN ; $69. ; 17 Jewels, *noke bra !-;;;:; America's firsl and finsji watch, matchless beaufy and quality. $6* 17 Jewels raited numeral*. CONVENIENT TERMS FIT/PATRICK JEWELERS BlythcviMe Stores in Memphis, Osccola, f'ascola, Slkeston 'It takes only 3 minutes to open a charge account" Bears, Cards Place 3 On UP All-Ltagut Team PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 11, (Up)_ The Bears and the Cardinals, chl- c»jo's two representative* who currently are tied for the Western Division leadership of the National Football League, each placed three men today on the United Press 1J47 All-N.P.L team. A poll of football writers who covered the National League campaign weighed heavily with the opinions of coaches around the circuit, also named two players from the Philadelphia Eagles and one each from the Washington Redskins, New York Giants and Pittsburgh Stcelcrs. Auburn Coach Ouitetf By Mutual Agnermnt AUBUHN, All., Dec. n (UP)_ Carl Voyles was ousted a* Auburn football coach yesterday when his contract was terminated "by mutual consent of both parties." Voyles had been under heavy fire of alumni since his team had a disastrous season, winning only two games and losing seven. In a formal announcement, President Ralph Drauglwn ol Auburn said that "the services of Coach Carl M. Voyles as director of physical education and athletics at this institution were terminated today by mutual agreement." Luxora Panthers Schedule 19 Tills For Cage Season UJXORA, Ark.. Deo. 11-Cotcn ,. « School Panther: today 1UU4 a 1|. lame Mhedule for hU basketball team during the 1MT-M aeajon. The Panthers opened the **a*on !» st "«* «t»!n*t the Shawnee In- diaru of Joiner and will m*et the Blytheville Chicks "B" (quad tomorrow nlfht. The Khedule U the nine for both boyt and itrla t**m* Coach Adanu wld. Twenty bow »nd 1* »lrt* an»were« coach Adanu' initial call for material two weeks a*o and h»ve been holding daily workouts ever alnce. The Khedule follows Dee. U-Blythevllle, here. Jan. S-Dyew, tnere. Jan. »-Blythevllle, there. Jan. 13-WilK>n, here, Jan. IB-Manila, here. Jan. U-Oell, there. Jan. M-MlaKO Hlth, her*. Jan. >3- Shawnee, there. Jan. n-Ooceole, there. Jan. ao-Qoinell, here. Feb. S-Del). here. Feb. «-WH«on. there. Feb. 10-Oowiell, there. l"eb. U-MlMco High, there, Feb. M-Manlla, there. Feb. 17-Kelier, here. Feb. JO-Oeceola, here. Feb. 14-Dyess, here. eb. 17-Kelwr, there. 'Y' City Cage Startt 2nd Round flay The Moond round of play In the "V'' City Basketball Laa«ue ii •cheduled for lonliht In the Armory with three games on the docket. Hay< Store and Playmore Bll- llarde will itart the fireworks at 1 p,m. In what ahegld be the beet jeme of the eventnf. They will IN followed at * by the Ley Etch Chevrolet v». Ark-Mo power Co., and the third |anie at % will brlnf together Blmpaon OU Co. and the Wakefleld Service Station. On the besli of tut week't performance, Hayi, toy Elch and Wakefleld will be favored to win but with the various teamt hard at work strengthening their outtlts, •ome upaeta may be In order. Russians Get $40,000,000 As Reparations BHUJN, Dec. It. (UP)—Capital industrltl equipment valued at 100 000,000 Relcrumarlu («*0,000,000 at prewar velueU»n»> hu been delivered aa reparatlona to Ruwl» and P»l»nd by the th»e Weetern occupation tone* of Germany, the American Military Government announced today. The AMO announced alao that reciprocal deliveries of wheat, dle- *e! oil and timber from the Russian rone were expected to begin arrlv- ["«• •« »" c«rly date" for distribution amonjj the Wwtern allies. OffleW* tald the txpe«t«d food (htpmanu already had been allocated bjr the Inter-AlUed H«para- tiona Agency In BruaMU Y«on 9t Mayor No fun « All PlTMFltLD, Mau. (UPj-Jamcs Fallon, who earved a "eentenoe" of 10 years u mayor c< pittsfield, •ent condolence* rather than con- gratulations to Mayor-«l«et T. c«pele«. "It would be hyaroMlUeal as part to tender yoTeor ™ tl»n«,» he saW In a letter, fore I an tendering fay .. "However, your youtb MM^'me^ Ihiisia.srn may shake off tb» baa-: dlcnps that were placed en BM.' While serving the wnteae*, I tun] learned souietlilng that nwy ,&• beneficial. If to It la at yvOt d£ : posnl." r ', ,', 8p(lm?all?d lhau '} BLYTHEVILLE En/oys the flesf Things of Life * Thtt'i Why "OW Faithful- Enjoys Such Popularity KENTUCKY STRAIGHT "Sour Mash" WHISKKY • Al»» Bl»ck L*b*l-» rroor YELLOWSTONE ioHl.a] In Renri lowrko* 100 Proof Barrett Hunllton, In«. DUtrikutor, Uttit Read Courlar Neva Want Mi. After MM rae«* •n)*/ lAtlV TIMIS EARIY TIMES STRA«?Hr BOURBON MIIY TIMIt BISTIUIW CO* WHY . • Pamper his sense of splendor! His sense of satisfaction! Pick a regql robe... a fine box of linen squares ... handsome jewelry ... or perhaps genuine leather goods. For every man desires the feeling of per- fection, the realm of distinction, and "you'll fulfill his sartorial reign with Christmas gifts like these. Stop in today and choose a gift that will say "Merry Christmas" from the wide selections in our Men's Shop. $ 12 50 to $ 35°° R-D.Hughes & Co. Blytheville

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