Abilene Reporter-News from Abilene, Texas on September 8, 1971 · Page 20
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Abilene, Texas
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Wednesday, September 8, 1971
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10-A THE ABILENE REPORTER NEWS , TM», Wfterefev M«rai»g. S*pl. 8. M71 BUSINESS REVIEW not noioiMjrilx lonitltvtf) «ri »nd»r»«m«nt fry Ih« *H4«*i» Key City ff TtH 1 IIOCOUNTtY i. »t«»«i-lfHI h«f«ln. TEXAS ABILENE CHRISTIAN'S WOLFGANG HALBIG . . . jogging pass patterns despite sidelining kidney injury Halbig Likes Switch To Fullback at ACC . . . Stall Photoi By VERLE ENGLERTH Reporter-News Sports Writer Ever wonder what it's like to engage in the All-American pastime of football -and not even know what's really going on because you were a full-blooded German who was herded onto the playing field because you were a fine physical specimen of an athlete? Just ask Abilene Christian's W o l f g a n g Halbig. He'll tell you straight from the horse's mouth -- he's been in that precarious (sometimes hilarous) situation. Haibig moved to the United States from Heidelberg, Germany at the age of 16. Living in Avon Park, Fla., Halbig said he was asked to play football (even though he couldn't speak a word of English at the time) "because they thought I was big so the first thing they had me playing was center." Recalling this, Halbig added laughingly, "But then I got tired of getting beat up all the time because I was German and didn't understand the game of football. The told me all I had to do was bend over and snap the ball whenever the guy said a certain number." Expressing his displeasure at being "beat up" all the time, Halbig went to his coaches and they moved him to halfback. As a halfback, in only two years of high school football, Halbig earned All-State honors those two years, in spite of his total lack of experience. The "Kraut." as he's called by fellow Wildcats at ACC, signed a scholarship to attend Florida State University. "But, not speaking E n g l i s h loo good, they thought my chances in a four-year school were bad and they thought 1 couldn't make it because of the English problem." With that in mind, Halbig entered Coffeyville Junior College i n C o f f e y v i l l e , Kan., on a football scholarship. He played a year there and his team went 9-1 with Halbig making All-Conference as a linebacker. However, then an unusual happening came to pass. Halbig was informed he hadn't registered for the draft (something he had no idea existed) and he joined the Air Force rather than go in the Army. Halbig was stationed at Dyess Air Force Base when he got out. He then strolled over to the campus of McMurry College asking about a football scholarship and B u d d y Fornes asked him to come to their spring tryout camp. In the meantime, Halbig inquired across town at ACC and Wally Bullington took a look at the fit German and said he could use him at ACC. The junior now finds himself battling with senior Jim Lee Williams for the starting berth at fullback after having played tight end as a sophomore. He was a starter at that position after Stan Williams injured a shoulder and went out for the season. Commenting on the transi- and the the all- Texans Sporting Youth-Lib' Team 6TEPHENVILLE -- They call]and senior Mike Lippe at /t youth-lib at Tarleton State'halfbacks, and s o p h o m o r e College. Athletic Director and:Gerald Brazzle at rover, head football coach Loyd Taylor j Freshman Dan Bradley andj has given a bunch of youngsters sophomores Bernie Thiel the same rights, privileges and;Mike Morgan will man responsibilities o r d i n arily;linebacking slots. In relegated to the o l d e retrenches will be an generation. sophomore alignment with The group Is called the Robert Hill and Roger Mogonye Tarleton Texans and they'll be at ends and Bob Bundy and starting against St. Mary's'Eddie Hooper at tackles. University at San Antonio i In the controlled scrimmage Saturday night. "They" are 3 against Texas Lutheran College freshmen, 16 sophomores, a:Saturday at Ft. Hood's Prichard junior and 2 seniors. Stadium the Texans dropped two At quarterback the Texans:bombs on the Bulldogs in a 3-1 j will go with their veteran of ajwin. j week Peyton "Moon" Mullins, a : Mullins unloaded a 70-yard ; junior who has replaced injured blockbuster to Wade Williams onj Chip Davis. Three sophomores ,the Texans'first possession, and will round out the backfield withlfreshman signal-caller Ricky Johnny Weaver at fullback, I Fox found Jack Ashworth for a Mike Neill at tailback, and|50-yarder the second go-round. Bernard Duke at wingback. JTSC fullback Johnny Weaver Across the offensive front,Tambled 36 yards on the ninthj sophomore Watson Wright will:play of the scrimmage to give be at split receiver, freshmanjlhe Texans the go-ahead tally. Bobby Wanoreck and sophomore i Tarleton outran TLC 343 jards Willie Stratford at tacklas, ; to 265 with Weaver picking up 84 sophomores Jeff Diliard andiof the fi.'ial total. Mullins hit on Fred Placke at guards, senior]four of his first six passing' Nicky Miller at center, and sophomore Rayce Lee at tight end. Defensively the Texans will lUrt freshman Glen Davis at iafety, sophomore Charlie Watts efforts to set up the TD by! Weaver. j The Texans will open their! home schedule against Bishop College at Memorial Field! Sepiember 18. lion, Halbig noted, "Changing from tight end to fullback there's not much difference because you do catch the ball and we have a running backfield." He added, "I was moved because of the injury to Jim Lee Williams. They have David Wallace, but David's not big enough to handle the b l o c k i n g assignments." Coaches regard Halbig as one of the better Mockers on the team. Of fullback Williams and himself, Halbig said, "He's just taller and weighs a little more, but we're at about the same level." He added, "As to the quality of ball player I don't think he's that much better than I am." One facet that's hurting Halbig's chances of breaking into the starting lineup is that pro scouts are eyeing Williams because of his size. Halbig regards himself as being the quicker of the two fullbacks finding and going through the holes. He does, however, admit Williams has more leg drive due to his size. Halbig, 25, recently was sidelined with a bruised kidney and didn't return to drills until Monday, although he's been running through some passing patterns in shorts. His main challenge this year, he said, is to make the starting lineup. "I don't want to make it this year because somebody is injured. I did it last year and I think it's a poor way to have to start." Halbig is bent on making it big on his own because "I want them to realize that I do have the potential to be a good ballplayer." The deeply sun-tanned German stated definitely he has no plans of trying to play pro ball -- even though he has the smarts and physical attributes to make a good go of it. "I'm more interested in teaching and going into coaching," noted Halbig seriously. "I think by the time I graduate from Abilene Christian College I'm going to enjoy looking forward to going out. making a living and teaching the kids what I know." He sees a good season for the Wildcats this year because of depth, despite the fact ACC lost some top players through graduation last year. Of t h e ACC-McMurry clash Saturday: "I just hope that 1 can prove to 'em that they missed their opportunity by not offering me a scholarship. I think they realized that last year when I played against them. I didn't have a great game, but I hey knew I could play ball." The game, as a whole, should be a good one said Halbig. One thing lor sure -- Wolfgang Halbig will see action. He expresses no qualms at not liking the idea of being a utility man, but he's a ball player and plays his heart out whenever he's called pn. AUTOMATIC 7 TMNSMISStONS/ FREE CONTRACT | ] | | PRICE · FREE | WRECKER SERVICE 673-5055 S. 7th of TREADAWAY INVESTIGATE BEAUTIFUL COMANCHE SHORES On Lake Coleman · Loli Restricted · Private Deeded Land Subject To Insurable Title · Secluded Wooded Leti On Beautiful Rolling Hillt · Loirs Shore Lori PHONE COLLECT A-915 348-3183 Instant C R A N E S E R V I C E Anywhift in the Big Country! M.C. RHODES CRANE SERVICE Hydraulic Mounted Motor Cran Ph. 677.5031 for S«rvic« 501 J. Ulh II. 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(Closed Sunday) BURRO ALLEY 677-8441 THE BOWDEN SCHOOL EnroSlmenr Beginning for: Special Summer Program for Pre-Kindergartners ana* Primory Age Children - June Isr thru Aug. 27th. Regular 1971-72 School Year: Pre-Kindergarten. Kindergarten and First Grode. CALL OR VISIT US -- NOW! 2S33 NortK 12th Ph. 677-1024 COMPLETE AUTO SERVICE "WE SERVI.'E ALL MAKES t MODELS" EXPERT BODY AND PAINT DEPARTMENT 2200 N. 1st 677-5275 SOLVE YOUR COFFEE BREAK PROBLEMS! · Have your employees at hand all the lime with our complete coffee service. · we furnish complete equipment, and all ingredients. There ire no plumbing or electrical ctangts required. AMERICAN COFFEE SERVICE 1819 MIMOSA 672-1771 VINYL OR STEEL SIDING . . by UNITED STATES STEEL CORPORATION 30 YEAR GUARANTEE . . . . BATTLES HOME IMPROVEMENT CO. EXCLUSIVE DEALER USD Butternut 672-3831 rS«ws/W Careers Since 191(1" L forcer for you in 9 short month* ABILENE BEAUTY COLLEGE 230J N, 2nd PHONE 67Z-M4J M/.SY KATE WHrrrciciN-owNHt Where Dining Is Real Pleasure Mexican foods are featured at La Posada Restaurant, located In Burro Alley at S. 1st and Willis Sts. Facilities for special parties are available. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday! (Staff Photo) Mexican Foods Featured At La Posada Restaurant Every person enjoys delicious ood served in unique surround- ngs. This is what customers get yhen they visit the La Posada testaurant at No. 12 Burro Aley, located at S. 1st and Willis 5ts. La Posada is known through- nit West Central Texas for its ine Mexican foods. The Mexican atmosphere of he restaurant located in the col- irful shopping center makes your visit there a real pleasure. La Posada is a delightful place to e n t e r ta i n guests. Party groups can be served on the restaurant balcony. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Ten different Mexican dinnsrs are served daily, as well as ala-carte items. Prices range from the popular Mexican plate for $1.25 up to the deluxe dinner for $1.95. A child's plate for 75 cents is also served. In addition to Mexican foods, hamburgers, sandwiches and salads are served. The cool weather is a fine time to enjoy the Mexican food served at La Posada. For a real treat, dine at the La Posada, before seeing your favorite team in action on the football field. Reservations are available by calling 677-8441. La Posada is operated by Rusty Cole. Clothes Get Good Care At Excelsior Cleaners Your clothes will receive the 'inest cleaning care possible when they are taken to Excelsior Cleaners, 1433 S. 14th St. Throughout its many years of service in Abilene, the personnel las always strived to give cus- omers the finest cleaning care xissible. The firm is conveniently located one-half block west of Butternut St. Well groomed people know that clothes do play an impor- ant part in their appearance. Your clothes will look fresh and clean when they are taken to Sxcelsior. You will like the red carpet treatment. If you need a rush order, the ! irm will clean and press your clothes in a few hours. Styles Varied At Daisy Mae's A wide selection of clothes, ranging in sizes from 18 through 54, is available at Daisy Mae's SUut Shop, 902 Orange St. The specialty shop has many ityles of dresses through 30%. Pantsuits, which have become :o popular, are available, at Daisy Mae's. Sizes through 26% are sold. Also available are nurses's uniforms in pafttsuit style. Women who have trouble 'inding their correct size are nvited to visit Daisy Mae's where new shipments are now arriving. ENROLL TODAY Expert Cleaning Care Mrs. I. L. 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