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8-A THE ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS Abilene, Texas, Tuesday Morning, December 1, 1*78 Cats Harr-ible to Tribe, By JAMES MCAFEE Reporter-News Sports Editor Don Han- proved to Abilene Christian faithfuls that the run can be as effective as the pass as he sparked the Wildcats to a season-ending 43-26 victory over back in 1919. the McMurry Indians. Tha 185-pound sophomore fallback showed a Monday night crowd of 6,00o in Shorwell Stadium how lie had broken 0. J. Simpson's California juco rushing record two years ago with a dazzling exhibition. [_ Han' accounted for 275 yardsjclrives fizzled out and and scored five touchdowns onjehalked np his fifth TD. scampers of 56 and 71 yards|only (wo on a pair of rushes and being slopped just shy of then Martin's third down pass touchdowns. This gave him 1,306 was off the mark. Williams for the season and was Ihe most ever by an Indian. Brad Rowland had 1,279 in 10 games in favor of the Indians as Lanny McMurry converted one of Lauterbach pitchout at tile ACC scamper. Kennedy's kick fiexj comeback effort in the final punted into the end zone, The ball continued to bounce Baker won a race for a stray Lightning in the form of Harri struck to turn the tide. The ACC tailback swept right behind, some good blocks and broke free. He cut back left and was able to coast the last 50 yards 1 'or an 80-yard touchdown 2?. Tliis time the Tribe capitalized three breaks into an early lead before Hair Co, fought back. The Indians regained the lead at 14-13, but dropped behind 26-14 at hatflime and then saw their his Mockers providing all -the the game, 7-7. It was lime for the turnovers on the break, Smith gained 15 in to favor the Wildcats. Jimmy period fall short as a pair of the end zone for the ice-breaker. Harr Williams' successful con- jyersion made it 7-0 with 6:38 left two carries Then Martin with Stevens picked off a Martin pass to Wolfgang Halbig. It carried to and ACC had the ball on its 49. Ihe McMurry 14. A clipping A defensive holding penalty cost penalty pushed the Wildcats lime he needed, found Peters in runs of 80, 1, 50, 6 and 46 yardsj The victory enabled Coach in the perioi and several lo erase a pair of records sut Wally Bullington's charges to bunches of balloons with Ala back in 1951 by Tommy Hinson, I finish with a fine 9-2 record Cumb a on them floated North who rushed for 230 and scored 22jwhile Coach Buddy Fornes' lads across the stadium, against Austin College and dropped to 5-6. The ensuing kickoff wasn't Howard Payne, respectively. With the help of tiie additional took the 17 plus mph Mind, ACC won the coin toss and planned as an on side kick, but game, Harr's season total of I hoping to get good field position Williams' kick hung in the air 1,135 was also a high for a Wildcat rusher. Meanwhile, t h e I n d i a Archie Smith eclipsed the yard mark for the third time this season, early. As it turned out McMurry long enough for the Indians' got it instead when freshman Glen Nix to get downfield and ii s ' punter Todd Walker let the snap recover at the ACC 29. 200- get through his hands. The Indians couldn't capitalize The Indians were in business and Williams punted into the end the results were the same. »cc .. ... .....MCMURRY I?: First Downs 15 y* . . . . : . . RushirtgYartfage 263 100 Passing Yardage p . « 7 04 IS .. Passes Completed . . 9 of is' 1 Passes Intercepted By . . 1 Was 5 ' or 33.0. . punts.Average . 10 for 30,4 7 fcr «... PenaMfes, Yards... 12 for 114 1 . . Fumbles Lost I final six yards with 4:18 left. Kennedy's kick made it 26-14. The big play in the drive was a 34-yard pass from Lauterbach the Indians 39 yards on a play where Lauterbach had raced for 31, Three plays later Ilarr dived over from the one, but Kennedy misfired on the conversion try. ACC called a pair of time-outs to force McMurry to punt into the wind and took over on its own 45 on a fair catch by Fat Holder. With time for just one play with the wind at his back, Lauterbach tried the bomb. However, he underthrew Nicky Pruitt streaking down the left sidelines. Joe Gillespie came up with a school record-tying e i g h t h interception and returned it 36 yards to the ACC 37 as the first period came to a close. Martin converted a third and one with a five-yard sneak, but llien the Indians took too long and were penalized five yards for delay of the game. That's when Peters got a step on Eddy Mendl and took Martin's perfect strike for the lying points. Williams' kick put McMurry ahead, 14-13, with 13:09 left in half. The tide had apparently reversed again when the Indians got the ball back on the ACC 42 after Holder's punt into Ihe wind bounced backwards and went for only 15 years. Martin sneaked for another chain changer at the 32, but then a Wildcat linebacker with the same name -- Phil Martin -blitzed and forced Ihe Tribe QB to cough up the pigskin. Jack Stiles recovered al midficld. The second bolt of lightning struck the Indians. Harr broke behind a fine trap block and (lien showed his great open weld moves to go all th'e way for Ihe TD. Lining up at the left hash mark, Lauterbach ran to his right looking for a white-shirted Wildcat. Instead a maroon-clad Leon Johnson bulldogged him to turf. So it was ACC 19, McMurry 14 with 9:42 left'in Act II. The Wildcats then went 69 yards in seven plays with Harr blasting up the middle for the INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS back, but a face mask penalty returned the ball to Ihe 14 where Harr needed two carries to gt't Ills fourth TD. When McMurry couldn't move the ball into the wind to start the third period, ACC took over at the 50 and needed seven plays to get on the Scoreboard. A 26-yard Lautevbach-to- Halbig pass carried to the nine. Harr made four and then David Wallace took a pitch out behind a block by Wayne Walton to score from five Kennedy's kick uprights. yards split out. the Lauterbach limped off the field on ACC's next possession and wingback Pat Holder 'took over after a Williams punt arrled only 15 yards to the McMurry 32. . .. Holder, .a quarterback as a 'reshman, just missed Jim Lee Williams in Ihe end zone on second down and misfired on third down. Kennedy then used the favoring wind ! to help him convert a 47-yard field goal, increasing the W i l d c a t advantage to 36-14 with J:}2 left in the third period. Holder got off a 49-yard punt on the final play of the third period and McMurry started at the 20 with the wind at its back Smith gave an indication of what was to come when lie raced for 12 yards around right end. Two plays later, he again sprinted around right end. This time he wasn't stopped until he reached the five. Leon Ewing made the saving tackle, but was stunned in the process. Smith blasted off left tackle for four and then Martin sneaked across for the TD with 10:31 left in the game. The Indians got a second chance on the try for the bonus poinb because of a face mask penalty, bill Tommy Brown met Smith third °" ·ight at Ihe goal and prevented him from breaking imaginary line. Following a 28-y;ird Holder unt, the Indians iiad the ball on heir own 48. A pass interference call against Jimmy Stevens kept .he drive alive at the ACC 29. Then Martin hit Chalmers for 13. Smith made five around right end. Travis Horne deflected a )ass intended for Chalmers in :he end zow. Martin's down effort was loo wide for a diving Pelers. After a five-yard motion penalty, Peters got Hie jump inside on Mendl with a neat maneuver, but dropped a perfect strike from Martin just as he entered the end zone. A score here would have put a different light on the subject as the Indians could possibly have moved within eight points wit I' 8:35 remaining. The Wildcats then put the game on ice by going 84 yards in nine plays. H a r r -- w h n else?- broke a couple of tackles en route to a 46-yard TD scamper. Kennedy's kick made it, 4H-20. McMurrv's Archie showed Ms teels t h e moments to a few Wildcats uim«=."S later and escaped for ,'1 yards lo the ACC n ne . faking out Horne by coming to almost · dead stop around (he 20. Smith got three, Mai-tin three, but then a pass to Smith failed to gain. Martin threw behind Bob Busby on fourth down. I^auterbach alternpted to pitch oul to Harr, but the ball tell to the end zone lurf. Indians Bobby Jesler and lennis Campbell fell the ball with Campbell winning a lug of war with his teammate for the six-pointer. Martin's pass for the extra points was broken up by Brown, leaving the score at Ihe final 43- 2fi count. The Indians' Mike Barnes recovered an onside kick at the ACC 45 and the Tribe almost got on the scare-board' again as Martin just overthrew Pelers on first down. ABILENE CHRISTIAN ..131310 7-« MCMURRY ' 7 o i!-!t McM-- Pelers 13 pass from Martin (Williams Xkkl ACC--Harr 80 run [Kennedy klcfcl ACC- Harr 1 run (kick failed) f^cM--Pelers 38 pass from Msrlln . A'illiflrm K i c k ] ACC--Harr 50 run [run failed! ACC--Harr A run (Kennedy kick) ACC--Wallace s run (Kennedy kick) ACC- Kennedy 46 FG McM--Marlin 1 run (run failed) \CC--H.irr 44 run (Kennedy kick) McM-- Campbell recovered fumbl* (n r.d zone (pass lailcd) Eighty easy yards . . . Abilene Christian tailback Don Harr sets sail around the right side en route to a first - quarter 80 - yard touchdown jaunt. Blocks like the one being administered by the unidentified Wildcat to the rear made Harr's long trip easy. The TD tied the score, 7-7, and the Wildcats went on to blister McMurry, 43-26. (Staff Photo by Billy Adams) "Carried it to Us'-Fornes ACC RUSHING By VERLE ENGLBRTH Reporter-News Sports Writer It was an o b v i o u s disappointing end to what can well be considered a fine season for the McMurry Indians of Coach Buddy Fornes -- even though they lost the big finale lo cross town rival Abilene Christian, 43-26, in a hard fought battle. Fornes was somewhat taken aback by the loss following Ihe game, but was quick lo point out that his Indians indeed lost to one heck of a fine ball club in the Wildcats. "ACC has a fine ball club," said a disheartened Fornes in the Indians' dressing room following the leave of his lireri, gritty gridders. "And they played good football toniglit." The Wildcats, agreed Fonies, came out clawing with the opening kickoff -- and for the Fornes, in looking back over vith McMurry trailing 36-20 -;he game, recalled a couple ol limes -- especially early in the gc.me -- that the Inlians failed lo capitalize on some Wildcat mistakes. Ihe lime Mistakes -- could that -- at have been "We had it in position a couple l times that I felt like we should have put some points on the board," recalled Forms. "But we didn't and I'll have to give credit to ACC's defense for that," he wryly added. Fornes said he felt both teams were "well prepared" for the big clash, "but we felt down in a couple of places -- and that probably tells the story right there," lie surmised. As the .tired -- and some when the Roger Martin aerial ;luded his grip after hitting his hands. Kimbrell pointed out that Peters was not exactly "in the right position to hang onto Ihe tigskin, but it could feasibly fiave been the big factor. Anyway, the tilt is history now -- and history will always show Abilene Christian emergec victorious, while McMurry fell to 5-6 on the year. bloody -- Indians filed into the Tech into a post-season bowl in room after the final whistle had his first year at Ihe Raider sounded Ihrough the blustery wind, Fornes praised his seniors t tor the fine job they've done this most part never did stop then again neither did t h e l ^ e a r courageous, valiant McMurry The coach also reminded his team which were obvious gridders thoy had underdogs in Ihe contest against a fine even with ACC's senior quarterback Jim Lindsey and specifically pointed out the fact junior ace receiver Ronnie Vinson sidelined with injuries. Carlen's of Ihe "They carried it lo us -- Harr just shoo), his bead In disbelief banquet will be the naming of (sophomore tailback Don) did in exploring the plays Harr used Hie Eagles' most valuable an excellent job running -- and time and again for his big player, best bloeker and best they (as a team) did a good gainers -- and three of his five tackier, jobi" said Fornes in praise of long touchdown runs. the team that only minutes prior had swept to an important the trap up the middle and the that -- after trailing twice in the game -- came back to upend an talked with Fornes a n d upset-minded Tribe and close basketball their season with a 0-2 record. Kimbrell. "I felt like in spots we played spots we didn't play good foot ball," Reservation coach. want to take »w»y through the fourth period may ·1 don't _ . from the well "have been an important good offeariv* team that ACC turning point In the contest. ' " ' Peters was In the end 2014 - the Indians play ACC in their at the Starlile Inn. first game next season. Head line coach Ronnie Giles "It was the same two plays -victory. Important in the sense sweep -- that Harr beat us soy mn S Bsl college mentors in the comment that a dropped pass by a disgruntled split end Pole Peters midway Dor, Harr Nicky Prum David Wallace Jim Willtems TOTALS Playtr Ron Lauterbach Pal Holden ... TOTALS flayer Wolfgang Halblj ^Holder Don Harr TOTALS ... Player ^ Pal 'Holder . TC. Vis. Avg. .. !9 275 6.6 . 2 2 7 13.5 , .. 3 19 4.3 . 4 5 1.3 . . 1 0 3 ,3 .All. Comp. Int. Yds. TO And 15 the hard way \ Harr set a new single- hand belongs to McMurry's Jerry Halpin and, although 1 Monday night against he dirin'l mean to grab Harr by the nose, the officials 15 he didn't get credit ruled thai he did. Penalty came in the second'nuaHpr Wildcat tailback Don Harr set a new single- f arne rushing record IcMurry, hut these 15 he didn't ge for. He probably thinks he should have. The enalty came in the second quarter. (Staff Photo by Billy Adams ) SPEEDSTER SETS CATS A-CHUCKLING A» 5 . 33.0 ..TC Yds. Avg. · . ,,· 32 6.9 Roger Martin TOTALS Player 10 1 10 il PASSING .--Alt.Cornp. lnt.Yds.TD . 3 3.0 ?3 -2.3 3« 4.9 l 12 2 Player · Leonard Pelerj ... . .35 1 R E C E I V I N G No. Yds.TD .... Man Chalmers . No. YH. Avg. . 10 "' " Harr! Harr! Harr! Harr! By ART LAWI.ER Reporter-News Sporls Writer Harr! Harr! Harr! said Abilene Christian College to cross town rival, McMurry, Monday night at Shotwell Stadium. Don Harr, the Wildcats 185 pound roadninner had just 3v ru|bombed McMurry Indians for 275 yards and five he tying touchdown. Then when [to have an opportunity lo field it touchdowns. And when the wild Harr scored agiiiu lo put ACCp'"' I thought it had to hit the and unpredictable evening was over Wildcat coach Wally Bullington had nothing but praise for his Wildcats. Bullington praised his team for (he way Ihey pulled together in the final two ball games Carlen to Address Eagles following the injury to everything quarterback By MICHAEL GKANT Reporter-News Sports Writer Jim Carlen, the man from West Virginia who took Texas helm, will be the featured speaker Tuesday night at the Abilene Eagle Booster Club Football banquet. The fete, an annual Boosler just played Club affair honoring members of team, and the Eagle varsity, junior varisty and B-Team, is set for 7:30 p.m. In addition to remarks, highlights Head Coach Jerry Thormahlen will preside over the proceedings. Carlen, 3fi, 'is one of the Carlen is a 1955 graduate of Georgia Tech. linebacker under He the played famous badly on," groaned Giles as he nation. H« is also one of the most successful. In four seasons mentor Herschel at the University of ' West Including a 5-2 slat* In the Virginia he compiled » 25-13-J Southwest Conference. Tech's A gathering o the same three mark, Including a 10-1 in 1969. good football defensively -- in heads brought forth the That loss came at the hands of Texas »nd Arkansas, vho.meet Bobby Dodd and did the Yellowjacket punling. He began his coaching caraer in his home town of Cookevilie, Tenn., as an a s s i s t a n t . Conkeville posted a 9-1 mark in his only year Ihcre. Carlen joined the U. S. Air Force and spent two years as coach of a service team at Weisbaden AFB, Germany. Those teams produced a 22-2-1 s!al.e. Carlen reached the rank of captain before leaving Hie service and returning lo Georgia Tech as an assistant coach under Dodd. Six years later, at the age of 30, he was head of the defense, a position from which Bob Woodruff, Ray Graves, Marvin Bass, Charlie Tate, Bud Carson and Carlen all jumped lo major head coaching jobs. Carton married Sharon Garner only conference losses were to of Alcoa, Tcnn., in 1961. Their then-No. 2-ranked Penn State. Carlen led the Mountaineers Inlo the 1S69 Peach Bowl where Ihey knocked off South Carolina, 14-3. In bis first year at Tech alter JIM. CARLEN. . . Eagle speaker replacing J. T. King last winter, Carlen has forged an ft-3 record, Saturday for -the S W C championship. date In the Sun Bowl with Carlen'j alma mater, Georgia Tech. family includes Mollianne, 7, Jamie, 5, and jielanie, 3. Banquet tickets are $2.75 each The Raiders have » Dec. 19 and will be available at the door. The public is invited to attend. Marvin SmIUi Is president of the Eagle BoosUf Club. all. Jim Lindsey. "I think it's a credit to their character the way they came back," he said. The Wildcat mentor also had high praise for McMurry fallback Archie Smilh whom he called a "great running back. He keeps ninning even after he's hit," Bullington said. The head man mentioned three separate occasions in which he thought the tide turned . in the Wildcat's favor. The first ! saicl was when Hair broke a couple! When asked about of lackles and raced 80 yards for oul in frnnl for- Ihe f'rsl lime in I lie game at 13 6 and f i n a l l y ' H'lien tfie Wtldcals scored U'ciri f i n a l touchdown to cool t h e rapidly momentum moving toward the Indians. Bullinglon Peters who singled out managed lo 1'elc heal his ace safely man Eddie Mendl on a pair of TD passes early in the conlest. He called him an excellent receiver with good speed. "We were trying lo ground. I'm not real sure about it." As for (lie game in general Bullington called il a typical ACC-Mi'Murry game in that you never know what's going to happen next. "McMuiry played an oulstnnding football game. I think they were fired up for us," he said. The game had two or three calls which seemed to raise a few eyebvows on the Wildcat b i"' U i|"-tvi.. «i ^ »i vi c n y iii^j in · -- "·· me ii iiuvnif play him real close and lie j lls ijbench.^\Vlicn asked annul those beat us on a couple of p;itlerns,"'""~ calls, ho said, "No comment." Bullington did defend Sfenrtl however and praised him for the} excellent job he's done all season and for Ihe way he recovered in the second half.) "I'd say he's one of Ihe belter cornerbacks in our league" he Dolphins Stay In Contention Rushing y*rdagft Raising VArdagt Return yardage Passes Puhti Dolphins Falcoiu 14 15 J I 8 1 1 1 it \M 61 15 MM 1B-7J.1 \-(l 3-« I 0 ATLANTA (AP) -- Fleet Mercury Morris set up a touchdown nn da field goal with a dazzling display of running Monday nighl ns the Miami Dolphins remained in contention for a National Football league playoff b«1h with a 20-7 nationally tele vised' victory over AUanla. SUPER 31 POULAN CHAIN SAWS $13995 e MeMurry kiekoff which hung in[ Ihe 17 m.p.li. wind and enabled]! len Nix of the Indians lo haul it n some 30 yards down field, he said, "I don'l understand it. I nought the receiving team hadll COMPACT DESIGN UNBREAKABLE HOUSINO Teseo Equipment CALL 677.5068 1024 WALNUT DOYLE CALTON, CLl| ISA PUT HIM TO WORK ONI YOURS

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