The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 30, 1966 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 30, 1966
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(Arit.) Cwri*rNm*• Gic8o/cf> VVi/son ,/un/Ors Wm 1 Goshell High's Pirates have the only football game in the immediate area tonight— and J. A. Smith's hard-hit Pirates could think of a lot easier ways to spend what appears (at 9 a.m.) to be a rainy Friday night. The Pirates, unable to cross into an enemy end zone since posting six points against Ely- theville B club in the opener, have a 7:30 Conference 2-A date tonight with formidable Pocahontas. One of the top area production is programmed at Wilson where ths Bulldogs have a 3-B meeting with Shawnee. Osceola fans, who have.the night off, will probably take in this one. The Shawnee Indians haven't been able to master Wilson in more than 15 years. * * * In the Missouri Bootheel, the slate is this: Caruthersville at Maiden; and Hayti at Dexter. In a 3-B battle last night, Luxora's Panthers had their three-game winning streak stopped, 33-0 at Parkin. Details of this engagement were unavailable. In junior high scuffles last night, Blytheville and Osceola stayed unbeaten, and the Wilson Bullpups who were nosed out by Osceola last week, returned for a 13-0 win over Earle. . Blyffievflle stopped Jackson, Tenn., 21-6; and Osceola stunned Corning 26-6. •..••:*' * * J. W. Seymour's Osceola Juniors went through the first quarter without scoring but, man, they put the game on ice in the second at Goz quarter with thre« touchdowns. Corky McCorkle caught two passes for TDs, thrown from Jackie Rozelle, traveling 15 and 20 yards. It was 20-0 at halftime when Mike Creecy cracked over from the 10. In the third quarter, Imes Vaughn put his name in the scoring ledger for Osceola, running for six points from the 15. It was 26-0 before Corning could get on the board. * * * The Corning score was handled by Jimmy White who sped 80 yards around end in the fourth quarter. Rozzelle kicked two extra points for the winners. Osceola is 4-0. Next week's game is at Piggott. "All you have to do is mention Piggott, said Seymour. "You know they play good football." * * * Wilson's Pups and the Earle Pups snipped scorelessly at each other in the first half but Paul Humphrey's hustlers were louder than their bark in the last portion. Eddie Bridges ignited the Wilson cause in the third quarter when he raced 40 yards for a touchdown. He ran the extra point also. In the fourth quarter, Jerry Stewart contributed the clincher, picking up and laying down 39 yards. Gary Goble was Wilson's ace tackier. Good plays were added by David Lewis and Gary Thomas. Wilson, with a 3-1 record now, has an engagement at Gosnell next Thursday night. Dodgers Can Do It Tonight Historic Job by Koufax By DICK COUCH Associated Press Sports Writer Sandy Koufax' golden arm is back in cold storage today, but the Los Angeles Dodgers have plenty of ice left over for the champagne. Koufax, the Dodgers' arthritic southpaw ace, tamed St. Louis 2-1 Thursday night and set another strikeout record as Los Angeles inched a step closer to its second straight National League pennant. The Dodgers lead second- place Pittsburgh by two games, with Hares to play, and can nail the flag tonight if they win at Philadelphia while the Pirates stumble against San Francisco. Koufax turned what could be his last regular-season appearance into an historic triumph, checking the Cardinals on four hits and fanning 13 to become the first pitcher ever to hit the 300-strikeout mark in three different seasons. The 26-game winner then dipped ills pitching arm in ice — his regular post-game routine — and said he'll be available to pitch with two days rest against the Phillies Sunday if the pennant hasn't been wrapped up by then. Koufax struck out the first two men he faced in Kie ninth before Curt Flood, who had put the Cards on the Scoreboard with a seventh-inning homer, lashed a double to center. Manager Walt Alston then conferred with Koufax and it was decided to walk Orlando Cepeda intentionally, putting tiie potential winning run on base. The strategy paid off when Mike Shannon flied to center for the game-ending out. The Dodgers open their final three-game set at Philadelphia tonight, with Claude Osteen, 1713, scheduled to pitch against the Phils' Chris Short, 1-11: The Pirates, who were idle Thursday, will send rookie Woody Fryman, 12-9, against San Francisco ace Juan Marichal, 24-6, in the opener of their three-game wind-up at Pittsburgh. In Thursday's only other action, Houston nipped Cincinnati 3-2 on homers by rookies Chuck Harrison and Aaron Pointer. The Kansas City-Baltimore ane New York-Washington doubleheaders in the American League were canceled because of rain. Koufax, who finished the game with a season total of 307 strikeouts, passed the 300-mark for the third time in the lasl four years when he fanned the side in the fourth inning. Washington's Walter Johnson ane Rube Waddell of the Philadelphia Athletics were the only other pitchers who had struck ou 300 or more in two seasons. By Th* Awclated Preu NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Los Angeiw 94 65 Pittsburgh ... 91 67 S. Francisco Philadelphia Atlanta ..... St. Louis ... Cincinnati .. Houston ..., New York . Chicago .... 90 68 85 74 83 76 80 79 75 82 70 89 65 93 59 100 Pet. G.B. .591 .579 > .570 3V4 .535 9 .522 11 .503 14 .478 18 .440 24 .411 28V4 .371 35 Thursday's Results Los Angeles 2, St. Louis 1 Houston 3, Cincinnati 2 . Only games scheduled .Today's Games Houston at New York, N Los Angeles at Philadelphia, Night San Francisco at .Pittsburgh, Night Atlanta at Cincinnati, N Chicago,at St..Louis, N Saturday's Games Houston, at New York, N Los Angeles, at Philadelphia.N San .Francisco at Pittsburgh Atlanta at Cincinnati, St. Louis Sunday's Games Hqusjon, at. New York . Los Angeies at'Philadelphia San .Francisco at Pittsburgh Atlanta at Cincinnati Chicago at St. Louis AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B. xBaltimore . 96 60 .615 — Detroit 88 71 .553 9 Minnesota .. 86 72 .544 11 Chicago 82 77 .516 15 Cleveland .... 80 79 503 17 California ... 78 81 .491 19 Kansas City 71 86 .452 25% Washington .71 88 .447 26% Boston ...... 72 90 .444 27 New York ., 68 88 .436 28 x—Clinched pennant Thursday's Results New York at Washington. J, canceled, rain •-• " Kansas City at Baltimore, Z, canceled, rain Only games scheduled Today's Games Cleveland at California, N •New York at Chicago, N Kansas City at Detroit, N Minnesota at Baltimore, 2, twi-night Only games scheduled Saturday's Games Cleveland at California, N New York at Chicago Kansas City at Detroit Minnesota at Baltimore Only games scheduled Sunday's Games Cleveland at California New York at Chicago Kansas City at Detroit Minnesota at Baltimore Oniy games scheduled Joe Namath Thurs. *'s iiliiliiilliiiiiiililliliililliinniiiiiliiiiliiiiiniiiiiiiihiiiiiiiiiiiliiiiiiii By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PITCHING - Sandy Koufax, Dodgers, itopped St. Louis on four hits and struck out 13, becoming the first pitcher in history to reach the 300 strikeout mark in three different seasons, as the National League leaders edged the Cardinals 2-1. BATTING — Aaron Pointer. Astros, hit his first major league homer for the winning margin in a 3-2 victory over Cincinnati. Joe Mokes $400,000 Look Cheap Jets' Namath Earns His Keep By DAVE BURGIN NEW YORK - (NBA)— The first time Kansas City defensive back Johnny Robinson got a chance to see Joe Namath's $400,000 right arm in action he blinked and missed it all. "The second time,''" Robinson recalls, "I didn't have time to look because all I saw was this brown blur coming in my direction. "I couldn't believe it. The guy releases a ball quicker than any quarterback I've ever had a nightmare' about." * * * Robinson's appraisal of the Namath pass is consensus among the American Football League's defensive backs, the beleaguered men who have the frustrating job of reading a quarterback's mind and chasing a receiver at the same time. They see a Namath pass as the most difficult in the league to defend against, though they are not yet ready to make the New York Jets' second-year man the best there is all-around Because Namath throws a football so quickly, most of these defenders say they are forced to change their styles of pass coverage when they play against New York. * * * "Normally," said Bud White'head of San Diego, "I watch the quarterback's first three steps to see if it's going to be a run or a pass. This is almost impossible against Namath because, he gets rid of the ball so fast. What I do, then, is play my receiver a little tighter so that I'm closer to the action in case it is a run. Most quarterbacks sort of take aim before they throw, so you've got time to make a move for the ball. With Namath, if your receiver's got a step on you, you're dead." Buffalo's Butch Byrd says the only way he knows to makr. up for Namath's quick arm is the "scientific" approach. "I probably know New York pass patterns better than I know our own," Byrd said. "You can't key off Na- math's moves Li the back- field. So I study the patterns and play the receiver. To look over your shoulder at Joe to .see if the pass is coming your way is a waste of. time." "Man," shrugged Denver's Willie Brown, "when the play starts I just take off running and hope. Joe doesn't throw the ball; it just comes." Opposite the Whitehead method, Oakland's Dave Grayson lays back against Namath's receivers. "This gives me some time to watch him, especially if he's throwing long," he said. "I think I have more time to react this way." When Namath drops back, he holds the ball waist high with one hand. He brings the ball up like Billy thfe Kid might have whipped out his six-gun, then flicks it with quick wrist action. There is little arm motion and no stylish follow- through. * + + "On long bombs ht doesn't wind up like most quarterbacks do," said Bobby Jancik of Houston. "His mo- tion is about the same for a 10-yard pass as it is for 60 and it's deceptive." In the Jets' second game this season, Jancik was the victim of two Namath bombs, both to Don Maynard. On the first Jancik .was badly beaten on Na- math's 35-yard line drive. "The second," Jancik said sadly, "I had Mayhard all the way but I looked back and saw Joe pump to another receiver on the sideline. The next thing I see is Maynard holding his arms out." * * * All these backs say Na- math is not yet too clever at reading defenses. Also, he tends to throw too hard and he is not, consistently accurate. "But his quick release gives him a tremendous advantage, both in picking out receivers and gaining that extra step on defensive backs," Robinson said. "Give him about three years, and they'll be paying him f400,00fl a year. Time'i on his side, believe me." AT.TECH NOW - Bill Ramsey, who played football, for the .Blytheville High Chickasaws, is expected to see action for Arkansas ..Tech's' Wonder Boys Saturday night when they host Southern State at Russellville. Bill, a '64 grad and lineman from BHS is a Tech junior. JunieOut TUCSON, Ariz.' (AP)-Walter A. Dowell of. Walnut Ridge, Ark., has been eliminated in the USGA Seniors Golf Tournament. •..'•• Dick Chapman of Osterville; Mass.-, beat Dowell 4 and 3 Thursday., in the second round. BOWUHG/ Louise Grlssom knocked down 200-532 in Household Exec League yesterday at Shamrock. Ruth Gregg grabbed 500; Janet Hubbs 200-492; Juanita Jones 489; Lou White 482; and Llllie Bunch 177. Second-place Burger Broil served 653; and league- leading All-Stars 1816. In Tuesday Twilight League. Mary Hsyaw had 192.503; Joan Mimas 501:. Simons Mitchell 198-497; Mild, red Goodman 197; and Jean Gardner 187-482. Jack's Shoes rolled 3623. Top team game not available. HOUSEHOLD EXEC AH Stars 14 Burger Broil 11 Sharpies n Allay Kits 9 3 Misses 9 Hurst Tru Tones 9 Pin Busters 9 Light Hitters 7 Turkey Trio 8 ABrlco 5 NO. 12 4 Queen Pins 2 TUESDAY TWILIGHT Jack's Slioes 11 ^ Drelfus 11 . Randall Co 8 Decker Ins 7 Hood Flying Ser 7 Hays Super Mkt 7 Spencer Electric 11'4 . FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) —Arkansas' cross country team opens' its 1966 season Saturday against Oklahoma at Norman. SHORT SHORTS FORT WORTH, Tex. (AP) - The Weather Bureau fort-cast Thursday a chance of rain for the Arkansas-Texas Christian Southwest Conference football opener at Fort Worth Saturday night. The bureau said the temperature would be in the 60s at game time. .,, • ........ • :' •'.' ,...,,,.. •/ . CLINTON, Miss. (AP) - Leon Bailey's 60-yard punt : return with 3:41 remaining in the game gave undefeated Arkansas A&M a 14-7 football victory over Mississippi College Thursday night. ' It was the third straight triumph for the Weevils, who. fell behind 7-0 in the second period when Mississippi College's '•• Billy Ray Dill dashed 68 yards on a draw play. George Fields kicked the extra point. A&M managed to knot the game at 7-7 before halftime".: when freshman quarterback Gary Tate scored from the three ; Jim Calaway kicked the two A&M extra points. r'.: • PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Gene Mauch has his Phillies ready and waiting to play the spoiler role when the Los An- '; geles Dodgers come to town tonight to clinch the pennant —or blow it. "The Dodgers will see Chris Short, Ray Culp or Rick Wise and Jim Bunning in that order," said manager Mauch of the Phils. "Bob Buhl, who pitches well against L.A. and"' Darold Knowles will be the only other pitchers they will see, if relief help is needed. I hope they look at only the three starters. "Don't worry about us being up for the Dodgers. We are"... 5-10 against them for the year and we don't like it. We shot'" the works against the Pirates and we' as hard as we • know how against the Dodgers. It will be up to the Pirates!'-' to see what they can do against the Giants." ._._ - " •••' . • • LOS ANGELES (AP)—The rejuvenated Los Angelei Rams, sidetracked last week by the champion Green Bay Packers in Wisconsin, hope to regain their winning ways tonight against the winless San Francisco 49ers. » For '67, everything new that could happen ... happened! Now, at your Chevrolet dealer's Chevelle SS 396 Sport Coupe NOW, as many kinds as there are kinds of drivers to enjoy them—from the SS 396 (the Chevelle for the DRIVING MAN) to the brand new Concours Custom Wagon! Long live Chevelle! And its trim dimensions, sharp performance'and great maneuverability. For '67, there're a new grille, new wraparound taillights and distinctive sheet-metal changes. The effect is a newer, more contemporary look. As for specific models, one is completely new: the sumptuous Concours Custom Wagon shown below, featuring the rich look of wood outside. Then there's the SS396 with a 325-hp Turbo-Jet VS. Other models, too: Malibu, 300 Deluxe and 300. In addition, every '67 Chevelle carries a multitude of new safety features such as a GM-developed energy-absorbing steering column, four-way hazard warning flasher, dual master cylinder brake system with warning light (and more). Try a Quick-Size Chevelle at yourChevroIet dealer's. Chevtlle Coneours Custom Wagon-brand new for, '67 , M-OIll BOB SULLIVAN CHEVROLET-CADILLAC CO. 301 W. Wolnut BlyHteviile Phpnt tO 3-4578

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