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September 23, 1966

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

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The View from Mere ED HAYES EXCLUSIVE. Herb Welch and Al Costello have busted up. Not lop many weeks ago Tennessean Welch and Australian Costello shared the world tag team championship. Now they plan to go their separate ways in the world of cauliflowers and villains. Blame it all on Gentleman Sol Weingroff, the manager of the dreaded Von Brauner lads, who manages to get into the act wherever the Germans perform even when the management has him handcuffed to the plumbing hi the dressing room. * * * If one of those Hollywood fellers ever makes a movie about a landlord who throws the young Widder and her five kids out into the snowy night because they can't come across with the rent, slinky Sol would be ideal for the part. For the part of the young widder. . . The guy is quite an actor. He's been passing for a wrestler for years. Anyway, he wanted to sign Herb and Al. Herb thought it was a stinking idea and Al thought it was a great idea and did sign last week. The two fought here Tuesday night apparently for the last tune, Al breaking up the partnership in a huff. So, Herb has chosen Jackie Fargo to be his partner next week and I don't' think many Legion Arena .fans will shed many tears about that. * * * LAST SEASON WAS A SATISFYING EXPERIENCE FOR the Osceola Seminoles. They steamrollered to the District 2-A championship, the school's first clean-cut Class A cup. If they had the season to play over, however, they'd probably prefer-to do so, if only to get another crack at Marked Tree. Howard Cissell's Seminoles had knocked over their first opponents one-two-three, just like that, then lost 12-6 to Marked Tree. After the season Osceola challenged Marked Tree to a game for charity but nothing come of it, perhaps because Marked Tree knew the charitable cause they'd be playing for would be Osceola's pride. • * * * I mention this now because so far, for Osceola, this season is a repeat of 1965 in that Howard's powerhouse has cut down the first three opponents and tonight must take the stand once more against Marked Tree. The two teams are no longer in the same conference but you can count on 'em playing like championship night at Hale Field. * * ' * WHO'S GOING TO BEAT NORTH LI'L ROCK? Maybe it'll be Li'l Rock Hall's Warriors tonight. The Warriors appear to be a good match. Willie Russell, Courier News printer, was down in the middle of the state a couple weeks ago and saw Hall on television. When he tuned in he didn't know what game it was and thought Hall was a college team. "Biggest high school boys I ever saw," said Willie. That's the kind of team it'll take. No shrimpy squad is going to sneak up on those brutes. If.they, try it they'll get stepped on and squashed. Alan Stolt, Blytheville assistant, remarked that an opponent will have to be overloaded with power to whip the overloaded Wildcats. Bill McFarland, fellow staff member disagrees. In his opinion there's no club around to do that. The way he sees it, a team would have to go with the option play, go to the outside and play ball control. "That's the only way you'll beat North Li'l Rock," he decreed. * * * THE ARKANSAS ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION IS ABOUT ready to go with a new classification and for a group of Blytheville fans it won't be soon enough. The ultimate plan is to move the bigger schools, such as the Li'l Rock block, Pine Bluff and that bunch into the new AAAA bracket, leaving Blytheville in AAA that would include some of the bigger AA institutions such as West Memphis, Forrest City, Helena, etc. The plan might've already been put into play but the Athletic Association is marking tune to see how many of the Negro schools want to join. It's probably about a year away. The Blytheville fans think the ideal setup for the Chickasaws would be to compete in a league with West Memphis, Helena, Forrest City, Jonesboro, Paragould and Newport. Of course, missing would be the alleged glamour of K'l Rock competition but for goodness sakes, there's not much glamour getting beat 40-0, is there? * * * Meanwhile, the football Chickasaws are competing in a makeshift four-team Eastern League of Class AAA. Even so it's not the smallest league in the state. District 4-B has only three teams, Danville, Hartford and Altus. The biggest is 2-AA: DeWitt, Newport, Batesville, Forrest City, Helena, Marianna, Paragould, Stuttgart, West Memphis, Trumann and Wynne. If AAA-East is still intact next year, a fifth team is likely to be included: it appears to be Horace Mann, the all-Negro school from Li'l Rock with an enrollment of about 1,200. Blytheville is near the 700 mark, so that still wouldn't be the kind of improvement the folks are looking for around here. * * * FOUR-DOT DATA: The athletic department at BHS notes with pride that three of the four senior class officers eletced for the 1966-67 semester are Chcikasaws: Ron Wilson president, a basketbalier, and from the football team Mike Smith, vice prez, and Lewis Walters, treasurer. The fourth would perhaps like to be a Cbickasaw also but she's a girl, Lynette Mann, secretary .... Received a press release this week from Pea Ridge High, of all people. Reason? The Pea Ridge Blackhawks are playing archrival Gravette tonight and obviously are gunning for statewide recognition .... Norphlet is the highest-scoring prep grid team in Arkansas with 152 points in three games. Sheridan has 123, Murfreesboro has 117 and unscored-on Parkin 112 .... Cottonwood RacewaV is officially locked up for the season. Manager Red Gill closed out the season with a flair by hitching a ride in a hurdle- hopping pickup at the District Fair thrillcade. Mrs. Gill stayed at home. "I guess he did all right... he came home to one piece," Mrs. Red said. . . . Wildcats on the Prowl WIN 20-7 AT J'BORO Papooses Satisfy JONESBORO - Blytheville's Papooses started a streak of their own and stopped the two-game momentum of the MacArthur Cadets in a jolting junior high football game here last night. Jack Goodman's Paps racked the Cadets 20-7. The visitors scored in the final two minutes to make the score look a little better than it was. Blytheville, however, led 13-0 at the half. * * x Quarterback Tom Tompkins put Blytheville on the touchdown board in the first quarter from the five, climaxing a drive of about 60 yards. This was late in the quarter after the clubs spent most of the period punting. In the second quarter the Papooses engineered another drive, approximately 65 yards, topped by a 35- yard end sweep by Warren Davis. Ricky Reed kicked the extra point. The Cadets got back in the game in a hurry when they returned the kickoff 65 yards for a touchdown and it was 13-7 advancing into the fourth quarter. * * * Blytheville did an excellent job of controlling the ball here, then sent Bill Trotter into the end zone from the three to clinch it. Reed kicked in with his second PAT of the night. Trotter led the Blytheville club in tackles with nine but there were a- bout eight or nine mates snapping at his heels. Ned Walters did a good job catching passes for the Paps. He's an end. * * * "Our pursuit was real good on defense," Goodman said. "And our offense showed great improvement. It was a hard-hitting game. "We played a real fine ball club and we're well pleased with the results." MacArthur now has a 2-1 record and the Papooses are 2-0. Blythevile was slugged with 125 yards in penalties. The Papooses are faced with another stern test next week: a home game against Jackson (Tenn.), seldom— if ever—a pushover. WEST MEMPHIS HERE CHICKS AT 7:30 By ED HAYES Sports Editor "We're mutilated, you might say." So said Bob Williams after glancing at his injury roster. And because of the injuries and because of what has taken place in the first three weeks of the prep football season, the West Memphis Blue Devils come in as a one-touchdown favorite over the Williams- trained Tribe in their 7:30 non-league game here tonight at Haley Field. Both teams have won a game and lost a pair. Both lost last week. But while the Blue Devils were getting snipped 14-13 by Batesville, the Chickasaws were being tortured 40-0 by the North Little Rock Wildcats, the No. 1 club in Arkansas. West Memphis started with a 12-0 win over Marianna, followed by a 6-0 loss to Stuttgart. Blytheville kicked off on the short end 12-6 at Helena but then put on a 27-13 show against Cape Girardeau. The promise shown against Cape was not necessarily tarnish- COURIER NEWS Friday, September 33, 1366 FAQ1 EJGlTl FAR MISS - Blytheville High's Lewis Walters would like to get a bit closer to any passes that are. thrown his way tonight than this one that zoomed overhead in a recent battle. (Courier News Photo) by the one-sided outcome at North Little Rock, since the Wildcats were simply physically superior. North Little Rock is rated atop the list in the state and Blytheville is not even on the list. Nor is. West Memphis ranked. For the first time this year the Chickasaws are not outweighed, or if they are the difference is negligible. "That is, if the weights we have on West Memphis are correct," the BHS coach commented. * *• * Probable starters in the line for the 1 visitors from 2AA: Rusty Drane, 178, senior, anc! Jim Partridge, 167, junior, ends; Mike Marconi,, 215, junior, and Roscoe White, 220, senior, tackles; Tony Nelms, 170, senior, and Johnny VanHorn, 175, senior, guards; Ted Dacus, 160, senior, center. The backs: Bo Horton, 155, senior, quarterback; David Espinoza, 151, junior, halfback; Bill Tennison, 155, senior, halfback; and Don Wilson, 151, senior, fullback. Because of injuries, Williams did not issue a starting lineup for Blytheville but these should get the nod: Lewis Walters and Dan Deen, ends; Mike Smith and Wayne Milioway, tackles; David Miles and Rob Porter, guards; Buddy Layton, center; Mike Guillot, quarterback; Robert Elliott, fullback; Eddie Pharo, wingback; and Pat Long, tailback. * f * At one count late this week there were only 29 Chickasaws able to dress out for practice. There were about 46 able-bodied ones at the start of workouts in August. Because of damp weather, the Chicks had to work out Tuesday in the gym. The Blytheville coaches expect to see the Blue Devils run from the I and T slot formations. The Devils of Kenny Turner have good speed and their backs like to make those picturesque turns at the corner. Blytheville High has announced that the riorth one- third of the stadium has been reserved for the West Memphis band, pep squad and fans. Game officials are led by Gene Wilbourn of Con^ way. Included is Bob Courtway, former coach at Wilson who Is now coach of the Hendrix College swim team. AAA Cast W L I Ptl. Opp Jonesboro a 0 1 53 McClellan 1 0 1 25 CHICKASAWS .. 1 1 0 33 Jacksonville ... 0 0 3 31 TONIGHT West Memphis at Blythevlll* McClellan at Sublaco LR Central at Jonesboro District 2-A OSCEOLA PlggOtt W.L T Pt«. Opp. 0 0 20-0 Corning; 210 111 110 1 2 0 030 Lepanto W-Bldge ... GOSNEli, Pocahontas Manila Not Competing TONIGHT Marked Tree at Osceola Gosnell at Corning Lepanto at Plggott Pocahontas at Trumann District 3-B Parkin • LUXORA SHAWNEE 210 WILSON 210 Earle .. Marion KEISER Crwfdv'le W.L T Pts. Opp. 3 0 0 112 0 310 77 10 40 2 1 1 3 120 25 30 030 77 53 53 39 51 105 12 89 „ _ 0 3 0 13 84 Hughes ........ 6 3 0 20 75 TONIGHT Crawtordsvllle at Wilson Shawnee at Marion Hughes at Barton Harding (Memphis) at Reiser iiiiiHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiliiniiNiiiiiiiiaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii' Fights By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS READING, Pa. — Joey Giardello, 168, Cherry Hill, N.J., out- pointed Cash White, 170, Atlantic City, 10. BARCELONA, Spain - Mim- oun Ben Ah', 117, Spain, out- pointed Jose Arranz. Spain, 15. PORTLAND, Maine — Rocky Halliday, 162, Wilkes Barre, Pa., stopped Jackie Aldare, 158, New York, 6. SAVANNAH, Ga. — Gordon Lott, Savannah, outpointed Herman Dixon, Miami, 10, middleweights. LOS ANGELES-Jose Valenzuela, 145, Tijuana, Mexico, out- pointed Frankie Jennings, 148%, Los Angeles, 10; Andy (Kid) Heilman, 160%, knocked out Gil Diaz, 161, New York, 3. BOISE, Idaho — Boone Kirkman, Seattle, outpointed Archie Ray, Phoenix, 8, heavyweights. WHO'S WHO Only three high schoolfootball teams " to the Courier News area rate as favorites in their games tomght . OSCEOLA is six-poi.it choice over Marked Tree. WILSON gets a Ifrpoint nod over CrawfordsvUle And CARUTHERSVILLE is a seven-point favorite at home against Dexter. In other matches, BLYTHEVILLE is a six-point unde* dog to West Memphis-Forrest City rates s.x !»>"»«£. the Harrison Dragons of Blytheville in Forres City (Satur. day night)-Harding of Memphis rates 12 pomts better than Kefserlshawnee is tabbed to beat Marion by s.x-Gosnen is battling 12-point odds at Corning-and Hayti is even money at home against East Prairie. Southside Hits Fayetteville FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) Fullback Codie Dickerson scored two touchdowns and Ronnie Perry gained 111 yards Thursday as fourth-ranked Fort Smith Southside tripped ninth- ranked Fayetteville 25-14 in a Class AAA Western Division football game. Dickerson scored on a four- yard run and a 12-yard dash with a blocked punt. Perry got another touchdown for the Rebels on a two-yard run and quar- terback Steve Peoples skirted end from the four for the other. Quarterback Mark Thompson, who hit on 19 of 33 passes for 246 yards, passed for both Fayetteville touchdowns. He .hit wingback William Bryant for 14 yards and end Gary Brunsofc for four yards on the scoring.) plays. Southside won its fourth straight game without a defeat. Fayetteville is 2-2 for the- year. •:" THE HOT ONES COMING SEPT. 29th at BOB SULLIVAN CHEVROLET-CADILLAC CO. 301 W. Walnut — Ph. PO 3-4578 . „ Goalby Leads; Chi Chi Brave EXPERT I MECHANICS I ~ . no gueesworfc LOWEST PRICES CAR SAFETY SERVICES! FRONT END * ALIGNMENT Our expert mechanics adjust caster, camber and toe-in to car manufacturers original specification* using the most accurate equipment available. Most American Cars. 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