Abilene Reporter-News from Abilene, Texas on November 24, 1970 · Page 38
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

Abilene Reporter-News from Abilene, Texas · Page 38

Publication:
Location:
Abilene, Texas
Issue Date:
Tuesday, November 24, 1970
Page:
Page 38
Start Free Trial
Cancel

hint of View Indians Physically Beaten, Declares McMurry's Fornes by James McAfee THE JOB of coaching is not an easy one. It doesn't end with the practice sessions and games. There are a lot of other responsibilities,'especially on the high school level and even to a certain extent in the colleges. A coach is a teacher, a leader in many school activities, a public speaker, a publicity director of sorts, a salesman of his particular game, a friend of his players' families and of course a target of blame for his team's setbacks. Money .Not Primary Aim Thank goodness there are such i n d i v i d u a l s so dedicated to their sport that they devote all their energies handling these all- important jobs. For the most, part, money certainly can't be their primary aim -- it doesn't hurt of course -- since coaching doesn't always of.er that much financial security. A coach must observe strict personal rules of behavior and demand the same from his players. A coach must be a real sportsman and teach his players to follow his example, accepting victories with modesty and defeat with dignity. A coach must b e e n t h u s i a slic, energetic, dedicated, industrious and of course inspiring. I know my coaches back at Vemon High School such as Bob Pcrcival and Vemon Townsend were credits to their profession and 1 felt they've had a great influence on me. Furthermore, in 10 years Of writing sports, I've had the opportunity to deal with a lot of other coaches. I'm happy to say most of them meet my high principles. We're lucky here in the "I think we just got physically jijjjj whipped," said McMurry Coach jjijjjBuddy Fornes in looking back to f{[(·:, Saturday's 55-13 stomping at the {{{;{' hands, feet and what-have-you of jjjjjj Howard Payne College in the jljiitj jii[ final Lone Star Conference tilt iii»iuu of the year for both squads. ' ' N a lu r a 11 y the pass nterceptlons (five total) hurt us," added Fornes. "But that vasn't what beat us. Their rushing and offensive line...I hink they were just that much stronger physically than we were." Key City to have such fine youngsters. It's of prime importance for a coach to control his emotions and those of his players, students and even the fans to a certain extent. I have to admit to seeing a few coaches, especially in the highly emotional sport of basketball, lose t h e i r tempers and blame of.icials for setbacks. Before last Saturday night, I'd never seen one go as far as Clayton Brooks of South Garland did. He lost his cool and got into an argument with an official, drawing a pair of technicals and finally being told to leave the gym, That's when ho pulled his ^layers of; the court. His actions came as sorta a surprise to me as I had felt Brooks, who had played at Abilene High and McMurry and coached at Lueders-Avoca, was the soft- spoken type coach. His act certainly didn't solve atvtti'ing. He cheated his own players out of an opportunity to win or lose the game on the court and the Eagles out of a bona fide decision. We all should remember the games are for the benefit of the kids and not the coaches and even the fans. For the first time this year Fornes instructed j u n i o r quarterback Roger Martin to hrow from the old shotgun 'ormation-- one which they successfully faced two weeks ago at Shotwell Stadium against Tarleton State. "We've had that in our offense all year," mused Fornes. "We lave jusl never used it at all so thought we could maybe do something even though we haven't worked on it a whole lot." Fornes did worked from 'ittle more last week because we say the Indians the shotgun "a JOE GILLESPIE . . . hart rough game were afraid we might have to use it some." The Indian mentor said that Howard Payne, came out real strong, "and they showed il Yellow Jacket f r e s h m a n quarterback Ronnie Colliflower was the man most responsible for the humiliation, and Fornes ACC Drills Get Serious It will be contact time again for Abilene Christian's footbali forces as they p r e p a r e "seriously for the Monday night encounter with MCMurry College's Indians. "We haven't had much contact the last few days," said head man Wally Bullington. "We've been working mostly on timing and conditioning. But things will change this week. A McMurry game is upcoming." Cooper Coogs Hit the Road Wichita Falls Coyotes WICHITA F A L L S -- T h e Cooper Cougars hit the'road for the first time Tuesday to test the Wichita Falls Coyotes in an 8 p.m. encounter. The Cougars split their first two stalls, beating South Garland, 62-46, and falling to Garland, 78-65. Meanwhile, the They also had too many Coyotes lost their opener to their turnovers. Mendenhall plans to city rivals, the Hirschi Huskies, by an 82-64 margin. Coach Lynn Mendenhall was pleased with the first two games from tlie standpoint o f enthusiasm, but feels the Cougars must gain all-important Sammy Walker moving back poise. It was evident .the Cougars the wing. The other probable were too tight Saturday agains) Garland. As a result, they-fell behind early and then again at the start of the third period. The Owls kept the pressure on the Cougars and they really weren't able to run their offense make a few personnel changes offensively. He indicated Dong Buchanan, who came off the bench to score 14, might start in place of Ronnj Bryant. Another change will fim outside and Abe Burrus going to CLASS AA Restore! CMIdresi (9-0-1) ·Miitpj (7-31 l-.rr-- Floydsdl IIM) 1 * Ozona_ 4^27 Iowa Park 35-1? W. Point (9-0-1) L. KlkSare (7-31 Wnsboro f«-4l L Klldare Z O cu U C'town 17-3) I G'tovm 21 -0 . C1»r. ( Crosby (7-3) C/1 QldJllnK»-1l, Bollnc tS-l-l) C. Spflngi (M) P-AFBK-M1 'JC. ipflngt Reluglo 10-0) ~~ C. WMH9-0-1) MMIMM) |LVlofll_ Bullington said 'ay, Wednesday av would be that Tues- and Thurs- his Cain' icavy contact drills. When asked what phases of the game he Wildcats were stressing, Bullington replied: "Offense, defense and the kicking game." It's no secret that the Wildcat boss thinks his troops must be ready in all phases ol the game. "We'll work, ol course, on gelling ready for what McMurry does well, the was quick to give the young lad credit where it was due. "Colliflower is the No. 1 freshman quarterback," said Fornes who admittedly also couldn't say enough about the young man. "He did a great job and I thought his execution was good. But other than that I thought his play selection and all was just brilliant." Fornes agreed there was no real turning point in the game so to speak. "I think from the beginning, when they took the ball and moved right down and scored, and gosh they just hooked it up again," he said. "You can kinda read the writing on the wall from that." Offensively, there weren't what one would classify any real bright spols, but Fornes did point out the fact that seniors Joe Gillespie and Lanny Joe Baker, both secondary men, put forth great efforts in a losing cause. Gillespie was injured during the game, but returned to action with his ribs thoroughly taped Concerning Gillespie's ribs, Fornes commented, "I think it's just a bruise. Boy he got beat up." After returning to action, Gillespie was on the receiving end of Howard Payne kick anc was darn near shaken from the gravity of carlh by a bone- crushing tackle. "I thought they'd killed him on that," said Fornes. Ironically, it vas the Yellow Jacket who cemed to get the worst end of he final results. Gillespie came o his feet and came off massisted while the Jacket just ay comparatively still for a ittle while. Senior tailback Archie Smith accounted for both McMurry scores crashing in on a one-yard jlunge and catching a 22-yard, TD aerial from Martin for his second. It was only Smith's fourth :ouchdown on the ground all THE ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS Abilene, Teias, Tuesday Morning, November M, 1970 7-C artcrs will be Eric Jensen and ary Stephens. formations we've seen them run this year," Bullington said. The ACC mentor liad a lot o praise for the Indians. "Me. Murry has played some greal football this year and I thin] they are a much better lean than a year ago," he said "Their passing game ha improved and their defense is l a l w a y s outstanding. And gain, no touchdown Burkburnett halfback Lawrence Washington (25) sees nothing but maroon . uniforms between him and the Brownwood endzone as he's stopped for no gain at the Lion eight-yard line in the first quarter of Friday night's game at Brownwood. That's John Isom acting like Washington's ball and chain, while Tommy George (85) and Gary Barren (32} charge in to mop up. Other Lions identifiable are Kurt Newton (76), Garry Moore (74) and Bruce Smith (77). (Staff Photo by Billy Adams) Brownwood, Estacado Prepare for Showdown The Brownwood getting ready for Lions are their third straight bi-district showdown with Lubbock Estacado, and the Sweetwater Mustangs, who also closed out the regular season ast week, are trying to forget ·mother loth-game frustration. Frustration might not be the word this year, since the year--and the first since the Mustangs were flattened, 43-0, second game of the season ,vas also the premier TD reception for Smith this year, and it came with three Howard Payne defenders completely encircling him. Smith somehow managed a tremendous catch grasping the aerial over his head. This week the Indians will try to get bodies rounded back into shape for the Monday night i game against Abilene Christian jy Estacado's Matadors, but the against Texas AI. His second overall result was the same as last year, when a loss in the tinal game cost Sweetwater a playoff berth. That time, remember, the Mustangs had upset Snyder the week before and needed onl; to beat weak Brownf ield to wrap p the South Zone title in 3-AAA. Veil, the Cubs rose up and won leir second game of the year, 8-7, and it was Snyder that got he honor of losing to Estacado n the district playoff. This year the Mustangs went nto the final week a half game lehind Estacado in the now FINAL STANDINGS 3-AAA (Final] Season 'earn w L T Pis. Off ... - - cr Mendenhall, however, is trying 1 Ardlie S" 1 ' 1 ' 1 is on , e of lhe bel !f ' get adequate depth and idicated Mike Hughes, Ralph rawford, Jerry Wilcox and aymond lienfro would see lots action. In fact, he felt they ere probably more relaxed and ready for the Tribe, meaning id a good job in a losing cause aturday. Defensively, Mendenhall is .eased with the Cougars' press ) far although it is relatively ew to the kids. Heading the Coyotes are eturning starters B u r r i s hillips, a 6-4 center, and David orany. THE LINEUPS COOPER (1-0) »ver PM..Kt, Avg. mmy Walker G 5-11 u s ary Stephens G 4 - 2 3.5 be Burrui F 5-11 13.5 oua B«han«n F 4.3 ]0.0 rlc Jensen . . P A - 3 5.0 WICHITA FALLS (0-1] -Pot. HI..Avg. [hat, offensive tackle Wayne Walton, tailback Don Hirr and tight end Wolfgang Halbig are close to full speed. Walton suffered a broken little finger against Trinity, Harr has had a bad knee for several weeks and Halbig has a bruised shoulder. ·Vtr irrls Phillips [en Ashley e! Grahams avid Horary mmy Emmers ones Inks Pact NEW YORK (AP) --The New 'ork Mets signed their first earn member for the 1971 sea- on Monday when they got out- elder Cleon Jones to agree to a ontract estimated at $55,000. The salary Is the same the ong-hitting, 28-year-old veteran eceived during the world nd set a pattern for the team's igning plans. General Manager Bob Scheff- cut in salary although the earn dropped from first to thirc lace in the National League ast. uning backs we've seen, has size, speed and is also a top receiver." All the Wildcat injured, save the most serious, should be League Broken Left Arm ATLANTA (AI) -- Coach Vorm Van Brocklin of Atlanta disclosed Monday that Falcons rookie running back Sonny Campbell suffered a broken left arm in Sunday's 17-7 National football League loss to the Los Angeles Hams. It is the third time Campbell, a free agent from Northern Arizona, has broken the arm in the same place. Name Change SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- The Texas Football League will be the and Trans-American will offer a new of the new league's three directors, said there will be no fall season. Lineman of Year Presentation Due Presentation of the Lineman, hampionship season of 1969 of .the Year award will highlight by a vote of Exchange Club with the finale coming the Abilene Exchange Club's members. This year's winner Tuesday noon luncheon honoring the 1970 Abilene Eagle varsity. ng said none of tiie Mets would The luncheon will be held at the Country Club. The award, represented by a huge trophy, is an annual postseason honor bestowed on the Dartmouth Coach Calls Challenge TICKETS AVAILABLE Tickets for the two playoff games to be played here in the Key City are available at two different sites. Those wishing to see the Iowa Park-Clifton game, scheduled at 8 p.m. B"riday, can buy ducats at the Chamber of Commerce. They are $2 for adults and $1 for students. T h e Permian-Arlington encounter, with klckoff scheduled at 2 p.m. Saturday, offer tickets for $2.50 and $1 at Athletic Supply. feature, a spring season, league officials say. The league commissioner, George Schepps, also said he will retire when his five-year contract expires Nov. 30. The Trans-American League will start at that time as a public corporation in which private individuals would be able to buy stock. At a league meeting here Sunday, directors set up a spring 'ormat for April through June. Henry Might of San Antonio, one nomination Monday to oppose Long Beach St. Pasadena Bound PASADENA, Calif. .(AP) -Long Beach State received the c 1 .nyder Colorado City Lake View fistacado Sweelwater Lamesa Dunbar Urownlletd Snytfer Colorado Cily Lake View ......... 7 2 ......... 7 3 . . . . . . . . . 7 3 ........ 5 5 0 155 135 ......... 3 7 0 120 1» ...... 2 9 0 117 22B . . . . 1 9 0 114 32 District .......... 6 0 1 159 ......... 5 2 0 133 . . . . . . . . . 4 2 1 9 3 .......... 4 3 0 125 _ ......... 4 3 0 80 10 .......... 2 5 0 85 11 ------ 2 5 0 as 15 0 SI !35 208 101 · " 143 Last We«k's Results BrowMteld 16, Lcmesa 13; Dunbar 3 jlorado Cily B; EstacaSo «, Smsclwat 0; Snyder 24, Lake Vksw ». Thl» Week's o»mes Eslacado at Brownwood, Friday 7-' p.m. -AAA (Final) season Team Brownwood Slephenville .'.'" Vtmen Burkburnett HirscM ,. ' ·afiam W L Ptt. Op . 6 4 . 5 5 . 2 a . 2 a m 204 u 139 Dlslrkl 1 9 103 r 95 25 107 223 . 0 229 . 4 2 IOS _ ' " 93 12 94 13 . 3 3 . 2 4 Wealherford Brownwood Vcrnon , ilephenvHle Hirschl Wealherford "raham i s jj \j Last Week's Results Brownwood n, Burkburneft 0; Grajia 31. Stephenvllle 17,- Vernon 31 Weatherford 14. This Week's Game Eslacado et Brownwood, Friday 7'30 i.m. Iowa Park Hawks Need Two Games IOWA PARK -- The low;. ark Hawks, who battle Clifton in Abilene Friday night in regional playoff, need two games to fill out their Louisville in the Pasadena Bowl! scn edule next fall 'agles' top lineman as chosen football game Dec. 19 in the Rose Bowl. Long Beach upset previously undefeated San Diego State 27- H Friday night to capture the bowl bid from the Pacific Coast Athletic Association. Long Beach, with an 8-2 record, plays San Fernando Valley State on Saturday in its fina regular-season game. Louisville has won six straight and has a 7-3 overall record will be the 14th name inscribed on the trophy. In addition to ability and. performance, five characteris tics arc considered in making the award. They are conscientiousness, dependability, enthusiasm, improvement, and sports- Past winners include: 196»-Ricky Childers, tackle; 1368--Angel Aguirre, guard; guard against Wichita State. HANOVER, N.H. (AP) Dartmouth coach Bob Blackman has called a challenge by 1967--Kerry Frazier, and defensive tackle; 1966--David Richardson, and linebacker; Jian a "ridiculous attempt \o, 1965--Ronnie C e r i n g t o n try to steal the lambert Trophy center; The Hawks, who will move up to Class AAA at midterm, nee opponents for Sept. 10 and 24 Coach Tommy Watkins wil accept games with schools from lass AA, AAA or AAAA. Those interested may contac Watkins at (817) 592-2145 or by m at the school. wxined d i s t r i c t , and weetwater had to win over the latodors to take the title. They iiln't, and so, like the Dallas owboys, the Mustangs will ave to wait until next year. Brownwood, meanwhile, and n uncharacteristically tough me in winning its final game nd sewing up another 4-AAA ,Ue. The Lions didn't score until ne fourth quarter, b u t iurkburnett didn't score at all and lost, 14-0. The Lions will meet Estacado in Brownwood Friday at 7:30 p.m. for bi-district.--STEVE OAKEY Marathon, Miles HeadPiayoffs The Marathon-Miles six-man bi-district game, matching a pair of unbeatens, heads the list at playoffs that found homes Monday. That one will be played at Miles Thursday at 7:30 p.m. This will bo the third year in a row the two have met in bi- district, and Marathon is ivorking on a 27-game winning streak. Mozelle will play Star in -oleman Thursday at 7:30 p.m. n another six-man bi-district ilt, and Goree tackles Gutfirie n Munday Friday at 7:30 p.m. n the Big Country's only eight- nan matchup. THE PAIRINGS AAA Estacnda (3-AAA) vs. Browrwood (JAA) at Brawnwood, Friday 7:30 p.m. A A Maskell (7-AAA) vs. Dion a (5-A A) at an t Abilene, Friday 8 p.m. Chlldress (2-AA) vs. Denver city (4-AA) I Lubbock, Friday 7:30 p.m. Lubtxidt Cooper (5-A vs. Holllday (a-A) t Snyder, Friday 7:30 p.m. Rule (2-fl) vs. Lefors (1-0} IriKdress, Thursday 2 p.m. Jaylon 5-Bl vs. Wall (6-BI at Color! City, Friday 7:30 p.m. Six-Man Marathon (1-61 vs. Miles (2-B1 Wiles, Thursday 7:30 p.m. Highland (3-B) vs. O'Brien (4-B1 Rosc«, Thursday 7 p.m. Moielle C5-B) vs. Slar (6-B) Coleman, Thursday 7:30 p.m. Carbon (7-B) vs. cranfllls Gap (S-B) romanche, Frfciay 7:30 p.m. Eight-Man Goree (6-B} vs. Gulhrle C5-B) Wunday, Friday 7:30 p.m. HOLLIS MANLY I S A 1,000 Tickets MIAMI (AP) - Only 1,000 tickets remain for the Super Bowl football game Jan. 17 and if you're not in the line next Sunday morning at tlie Orange Bowl you're out of luck. That's all the general public will be offered. Customers are limited to two tickets at $15 apiece. The line forms at gate 14 ot end the Orange Bowl. Paterno that the 'atero that Uie two two teams teams with a 7-3 record." meet in a post-season game )le to begin with," said Peters, 1 referring to the Ivy League ban "It's nothing more than cheap trick to try and drum up votes for the Lambert Trophy/' the coach ot the undefeated Dartmouth eleven said Sunday. "We would have everything to lose and they would have nothing. They have lost three games," Blackman continued. Dartmouth Athletic Director Seaver Peters (aid Patemo's challenge was nothing more "Paterno knows it's impossi- back | Ift64--Eddie Tcrbush, line- 'bush league, g r a n d s t a n d o n post-season contests. Dartmouth completed a per- ect 9-0 season Saturday at ?enn, while Penn State defeated Pitt for a 7-3 record. 196J-Mike Ruth, tackle; 1962--Hugh Lankford, end; 1961--Gary Williams, guard; 1060--Paul Tidwell, guard; 1959-David Parks, end; 1958--Don Hughes, guard; 1957--John Young, guard. PUT HIM TO WORK ON YOURS MILZE BROWN PAINT AND BODY WORK CompUK Auto-Truck Repair * Pilnllm "YOUR BUSINESS APPRECIATED" 641 So. Treodowoy · 673-3931 ALL WORK GUARANTEED speaking of good insurance mien Meet Gene Robertson '. ,.;·",' :-?« ' ' ^MV^-r-' f " ' · --^r^i^fe^t..' 'rv;%"$$' ''.'"" ··"·?:-'.·-*· . · . ; - - ",··*·· ·-· . , r'-' : : . - · ; · ;;;*· ·' ·····' v , ' s: : ; . · Millerman Millerman Insurance r fin a .'TV CASUALTY

Get access to Newspapers.com

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 13,300+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free