The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 21, 1947 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, November 21, 1947
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER tl, 1947 BLTTHEV1LLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Scrapping Chicks Felled 16-6 by r 46 Chan Dl _«l »lf a a 1 < I • • _ . A. •» ^^ ^Ba^a* •> ^^afc J> fc. ^. D/VfllPVlll.a MflTfhf^f I iff/a Df\r+ts ~~ ~ ~~ -i— . ™' "l/lffCrfllC iriUlUffCTd aLfltfC fxOCK night but in Class B D.rmott roll.rf ! C~..,.., r_-&.,. I- _ _ . _ ~ — •- PAGE ELEVEN Blytheville Matched Little Play-byplay Through First Half Of Tilt Played in Tiger Stadium By GEORGE CLAUK Courier Xews Sports Editor LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Nov. 21._Aflcr matching their vier opponents yard for yard and point for point in the first two quarters, the Blytheville Hi R h School Chicks fell before the crushing second-half attack of the 1946 State Champion Little Rock Tigers by a 16 to 6 score in a first- round game of the Class Doul>le-A football playoff at Twer stadium here last night. * Approximately 6,000 night bill in Class B Dertnott rolled I over Dlvriu at Nnshvllle S3 to 0; \ Parkin defeated Bauxite at BeiUon 33 to 6; and McCrory ihaded Enrle at Wynne, 7 to 0. Play will continue tonight. Van' Bumi meets North Llttl* Rock at North Little Rock and El Dorado ] plays Pine Bluff «l Pine BlufT In AA play. Forrest city plays Conway at Conway, Slloam Springs meets Bjoneville at Van Buun anri Beebc plays ParnBould at Searcy in Class A ball. And Atkins tan- Bles with rochantns at Russell- vllle In Class 0. Starting Unrups: Fancy Footwork . surprised spectators watched the .scrappy C'hlcks play the highly-favored Timers off their feel for three quarters in a rugged game that Is typical with these two "Re-old rivals. The Chicks got off lo a slow start, but gained momentum as the game proceeded. They tailed to take advantage of the first break of the game, a I.lttle Hock fumble on the opi'iiing kickoff. which was recovered by a Ulytheville man, ntifl u-e\ yielded" a touchdown hi the fifst icven minutes of the game. But aftei the score, they settled .down to business at hand and played a whale ot a ballgame until they were beat dosvn in the last half. After giving up the ball on a fumble on the opening kickoff. the Tigers regained possession of the pig- on their own n yard line by of a Blytheville punt and Uately started to roll. Thtv combined their air and ground attacks nicely and in six plays they moved the ball to the Bly'thcvllle 14. Here, the Chicks forward wall dug in momentarily and stopped Ihr Tigers for two plays, bul on the third, halfback Bob Wright scampered around cud for the game's first tally. Jack Tucker, the Tiger's place-kicking artist, came into tlv; game to try for the extra point bul the kick was blocked. Following the score the Chicks snapped out of the trance that seemed to rule over them. Traylor took the Tigers' kickoff on the Blytheville 20 and behind good blocking moved to the 37 before being stopped. The Chicks tried a couple of ground plays but to no avail and Allen punted to the Little Rock 20. Chick I.inr Holds The Tribe's forward wall, which was their biggest asset of the game, held the Bengals inside their 30 for three plays, forcing them to puut. But mother luck frowned on the Maroon Maulers once again when Donald Huey fumbled in his attempt to return the boot with the Tigers recovering on the Tribe's 40. That made the breaks all even, but the Tigers, like the Chicks, couldn't take advantage of it for the hard-charging Blytheville line, paced by guards Billy Bracey and Jimmy Garner, dug in and hcld-the Bengals, and the .quarter cnricd with the ball restine *on the Blvtheville 41. On an excfianjj* of jiunts which » :ned the second period the icks gained possession of the ball on their own 20 where they uncorked their offensive attack. Led by A charging line which opened up large holes In the Tigers' defense, Allen, Traylor and Billy Wayne McFarland teamed np lo move the ball to the 3ft in four plays to set up the Chicks' touchdown, their first against the Tigers -since 1912. McFarland picked up two over tackle and Allen crashed through a big hole in center of the line all the way to Tigers' 15 for another first down. In two plays McFarland moved to the one-yard line from! wliere Jack Elliolt plowed over on: n quarterback sneak for the score, j Elliott was trapped behind the linei of fciimmaee on Hie extra point attempt and the half ended a few plays later with the score dead-: locked at 6-G. i The first half of the third period ; was played on just about an even basis with both teams chalking up a pair of first downs anrt it, lonkecl for awhile as If the game might end In a deadlock. But with two minutes to K o in the ciuarler Kiicl the ball reslinj; on the Blylheville 20 In Little Rock's possession, a youngster hy tlie name of Jack Tucker «-ho does all of the Timers placc-kiekiiic. trotted out on Hie field with Instructions to try a field goal, the first attempted ajalnst Rlythcville In several years, and the kick was eoort. breaking the lie and giving; Little Rock a 9 to 6 lead. John Hunt, a substitute halfback, scored the Tigers' final touchdown about midway of .the fourth period on a 15-yard end sweep which oli- maxcd an 81-yard sustained drive from their own 19. This lime Tucker's boot for the extra point was perfect to give the Tigers a IB to 6 lead. That was enough to Break the Chicks' back, for they never came back. Tlie beating that the Chicks' Little Rock ... Wilkens .... Almond | ... Johnson Fitzglbbons Oliver .. Williams Webb Tracv .... Wright Fuqun Blylheville Pos. B. Elliott .... L.E. Koontz L. T. Garner L. o. Hodge c . . Bracoy ...... R G, Berry R. T. Gently R, E. Huey Q. B' t Traylor H. B' ! McFarland .. H. n' ! Elliott P. B' Substitutions: niytlieville—Allen]" FitzlniRh. Dooltn. smith, and Simon Little Rock—Hunt, Voting, Countryman. Conrad, Tucker, Barnard j and Hunter. Scoring louchdb\vns: ! , Blylheville—Elliott (rushing). Lit'le I Hock—Wright (rushing) and Hunt (rushing). Field goals—Little Ro:k —Tucker. Extra points: Little Rock —Tucker. Officials: Bell (Vander- I biit) referee; Evans (Ark. College) | umpire: Speck (Ark. State) hciul- I linesman; and Haynie (LSU) timer. 1 Score hy quarters; Blytheville o 6 0 0— (i Little Rock e 0 3 7—i« G.nue Statistics mitr^. >iiu tjvttLiu^ null, me l>Ili<JK:> AV! Yd forward wall took from consistent I p ena itls Downs Yards Gained Rush. Passes Attempted . Pnssc.s Completed . Yds. Gained Pass Fumbles Rcc. by Yds. Lost F'jinbling .. Rumbles Ftec. by Punts Avg. Yds. Per Punt ... Kicksoffs Avg. Yds Per Kickoff Chicks Tigers fl .126 . 2 . 21 . 1 . 0 . I 1 36 2 U 218 12 4 6S 1 4 1 S 32 4 34 pounding by Little Rock backs during that touchdown march did the trick. About all the Chicks could do in the final minutes of the game was fight back, and that they did. Defensively the Chicks were great, considering that they were outweighed some 10 pounds to the man. Members of'the forward wall were the standouts in the contest with ends Dcnnle Gentry and Billy Boh Elliott, tackles Lloyd Koontz and Jim Berry; guards Billy Bracey, Jim Garner and L. W. Fitzhugli turning in one of their bcsL performances of the season. Win Praise at Sports Writers j Greater Little Rock sportswriters' who covtred the game declared that! it was the best played in Tiger Stadium this year. In a United "Press | report one sports writer summed it r up in this manner: "It was the best name of the season for the Capilal City. The Rlythcville Chicks surprised every-! body with a tricky 'T' formation and Jack Elliolt and Donald Huey did a nice job of sijnal calling and tall handling In the backfleld." . The loss eliminated the Chicks from further participalion in Ihe. I championship play-off and it left j them with only one more game re| malninp this season. That Is their : Thanksgiving tilt in Forrest City ! next Wednesday night. | Little Rock will tangle the week i after Thanksgiving in a semi-final game with the winner of tonight's Pine Bluff-El Dorado game In Pine Bluff, There were no Class A games last . 3 for 35 for for 30 Individual Records Blytheville Net Player Tries Gain Avg. Arriving in New York from his training camp in West Baden Springs, Ind., Joe Louis demonstrates just what kind of condition he is in for his title defense against Jersey Joe Wnl- cplt, Dec. 5, in Madison Sqnnrc Garden. The champ moved his training camp lo New Jersey's Pomplon Lakes. MidSouth Fair Officials Consider Building Home For Mammoth Exposition Traylor 10 Elliolt 2 McFarlantt 15 Hticv 1 Allen 7 Little Rock Tracy 2 Wright 9 P.owc 8 Carter 2 Puqua 3 Hunt 9 Young 6 30 2 83 -4 40 0 53 3TJ 43 8 59 23 3 1 I 5,50 5.11 Sugar Bowl Situation Tight Because Of Commitments of Many Top Teams HI, CILAKI.KS NKTJIKWAY (U)il(rcl I'rm SporU Writer) NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 31 (UP) — The only people who weren't tnlk- nboul the Sugnr Howl clllommn todny weir the .sponsor.'! ot (lie Ninv Orlcims New Year's tiny foolbnll cllisslr. Evribmly else iictmllted the slum- tlon was tlRht. Any tnxIcAl) driver could mime the clubs thai, were not comtUR to the Riinnr Bowl. Mlchlicnn was com- mitlert (o Roses; Notre name ap- parciilly wnsu'l. having nny postseason foolball; Southern wns tied tn the Cotton Howl; imii rcnmlyvnntn couldn't sec 'through the Ivy. Bui the Mid-Winter Spoils ASSII disillusioned but with lots ot money in the bank, wns working; overtime. President Snin Corcnswot and (he »igby, former sports edllor of the New Orleans item, were on the roa;l wltli checkbook nnd fountain pen realty. Coreiiswcl and DiRby n\i|> at a lllrniliiBhnm. Ala., CJunrler- baeks' Club luncheon curly this week. They didn't my they wimlcd Alabama. But they left the impression Hint the Crimson Tide was high on tho list of eligible*. Alabama got nil Imitation two nay* later lo piny In the. Dixie, nmvl nt DlrmlHRham for $50,000 or one- third of tho snto. S[u>r{ Scribes nn l.hnl) New Orleans' trio or spoils editors were hanging high and dry. on Ihe same limb with everybody clsi Two of (hem liked Ole Miss, ii splto of Mississippi's contract to piny In the 40,000-capaclty Amvcl asalnst a yd unnamed foe. Both Harry Martinez of the State* ind Bill Kt-efe ot th« Times-Picayune had « Imnch Ole JUlw would be. frce<l of Its contract If the Rebels LaMotta Quizzed During Investigation of Fight MEMPHIS. Nov. 21. (UP)—A $15.000,000 "'modern dream" was discussed today by leaders of the Mid- South Fair. Inc.. In tentative plans to make Ihe annual exhibition kin to the 1939 New York World's Fair. The plan was outlined before the fair directors annual meeting by II. S. Lewis, general superintendent of the Memphis Park Commission. . Lewis said the idea was still on architect's paper and that no plans "•"•had been definitely made. 6 55 i Leahy to Scout USC, i 4 co UCLA Game Saturday | SOUTH BEND. Ind., Nov. 21 (UP) — Coach Frank Leahy said today that he won't be around when hUs Notre Dame team plays Tnlanc next Saturday. Leahy will be in Los Angeles "casing" the Southern California- UCLA game in preparation for Dec. B when his Irish meet Southern Cal's Trojans. Notre Dame is favored over Tulane by 34 points. NEW YORK. Nov. 21. (UP) — The two separate investigations into last Friday's Billy Fox - Jake LaMottn boiil at Madison Square Garden continued todny but as yet. there was no word about what conclusions, if any, had been reached by the Investigato Tho New Commission cloaked It.s Inejinrv mi • total secrecy, refusing even lo di- i Profit on Used Car Sales vulge the identity of persons It had i CHATTANOOGA. Tenn.. Nov. 21 questioned. On the other hand. jiUP) — Police and Fire Cmnmis- Distrlct Attorney Frank S. Hogan sloncr hoy Hyatt round today he tl£nlulA — _. — York state Athletic City Official S/iows Ncor :loakcd 1t.-> lnnmr v In ' J* was telling whom he had but not what they said. Star witness at Hogan's iuvcsilgnUon yesterday was LnMotta. f A year's refuse from London's houses would cover an area of 33 acres to R depth of nine feet. troulcl gel. a belter denl by selling ten [joKc? patrol cars outright thnn by trading them in on new models. The curs were sold on bids todny for $5,716, RII averngc of $571.60 n car. Hyatt said car dealers had offered "fi'om $50 to £200" a car on a trade-in basis. ^M£SM^^ TOM A. LITTLE, JR. WELL, HOWpio YOU DO IT f£fN I DID IT PAT TINS-MYSELF 'CAUSE- I'M SO PROUD OF MVSELF MY CAR REPAIRED BLYTHEVILLE MOTOR CO Get Our Tire Prices Before You Buy! Now In Stock: F I S K White and Black Sidewalk When It's Time to Retire — Get a Fisk! IS YOUR "BATTERY ON ITS LAST MILE? Batteries are essential to your car's performance. D'on't get stuck. Replace your old battery immediately at a record low price of $11.95 plua your old battery. Get off to a quick atari tomorrow! .*.. Priced To Sell: 1942 2-Ton Truck and 24 ft. Trailer Brand-New Engine In Truck-See This Now! Dod«Je, Plymouth . SECOND STREET COLUMBIA BREWING LOUIS ST. Lloyd (Hap) ainudl, who succeeded Ulgby us Item sixirts editor, liked a Tcxas-I'cnn State match. Bu> whllo Texas might not bo a problem, thero was a definite hitch Ii the direction of the Nltlnny Lions Penn State, a virtual surt-thlng to win the Lambert Trophy—toi nward to footballers In the East- carried a pair of N*nro playcrn. Oni. of them wan star halfback Wally Trlplett. Negro** do not play to K*v Yera't Day (UMC in Dial*. Olaudl auctMMO, howmr, thtt. the day would com* wtwa "th* Bowl folks can't contlnu*- ptarliat MM ostrich any longer." IB UM •oufe. he wroU, U» Bowl pcopl* wffl >t£«r have to re-de»ltn«U thrir pea*- Miuon spectacle*—or r*oacnte ttktt frecatod footUll bu'tntnd. .. ,? reat •*" 'n *. Paul i «•> thedral, In London, 1* toU*»l ool» upon the death (X a mtmbarM th» royal lam% of Jkigltnd. TO MOST KOPLC.THC BEST "There's no need to misc the things y6u want, The Items you've longed for most! 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