The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 18, 1966 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, October 18, 1966
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icks Produce Something Good on a Bad Night By ED HAYES, Sports Editor No matter how bad things appear you can usually find something good. Take what happened at Haley Field last night as an example. 11 was a bad night, a miserable night. It was a raw night, cold and raining. But the Blytheville High B football team found something good. Bill McFarland's B-Chlcks found,a 19-6 victory. It made up for a lot of disappointments experienced this season and snipped a two-game losing spell. * * * The outcome also pointed up the old chestnut that statistics are meaningless if you don't outscore the enemy. Jonesboro's B-Hurricane amassed 328 yards rushing, while Blytheville showed only 149. This was clearly a case of "sta- tistics are for losers." Most of the yardage tacked up by Blytheville belonged to sophomore pack mule Jimmy Presnell. He scored two touchdowns and an extra point. Quarterback Russ Johnson delivered the other six-pointer and it was his effective punting that kept the enemy away from the door. His five kicks averaged a fraction under 40 yards. * * * With 8:02 left in the first quarter, after an exchange of fumbles, Presnell sped around right end 41 yards for the first touchdown. With 1:13 remaining in the first half, Johnson kept left, cut inside and scored untouched from the seven to give the hometowners a 12-0 advantage at intermission. It was here that the light sprinkle turned into some- thing more miserable and that's the way it continued the rest of the way. * * * Jonesboro opened up its bifocal attack in the last half (reverses and backs exploding every which way, something the varsity can expect to see in Jonesboro Friday night). It gave the B-Chicks trouble but the Jonesboro boys were kept away from the end zone until 6:13 in the fourth quarter when Henry Hoffman traveled 15 unmolested yards on a fake. Less than a minute later, though, Presnell rode to the rescue again, busting up the middle 27 yards for six points and an extra point. * * * Fumbles were costly for Jonesboro. For Blytheville, John Elliott, Mike Sisemore Terry Rich- ardson and Charles Hall claimed for fun* es at key junctures. And Len Ellis stopped a fourth-quarter drive by Jon» boro when he intercepted a pass at the Blytheville J5 and retU Jon! D U° "once more after that but some good defensive work put a stop to it and the B-Chicks were in possession when the curtain fell. Elliott, Hall, Sisemore and Steve Owen made consistently fine plays on defense. Next action for the (3-4) B-Chicks a Monday night at Paragould. This was the second win for the boys over Jonesboro. As expected only a small audience sat in on the entertaining, weatherbeaten production. Half the house it seemed, managed to wiggle into the press box. THREE-CORNER CHOICE TOP cfLJAKTSS- BACK M THE COUUTO.Y / NOTRE DAME NO. 7; 'BAMA DROPS TO 4TH Voters Bypass Hogs By BEN OLAN Associated Press Sports Writer Notre Dame forged ahead of Michigan State nad took over first place in The Associated Press major-college football poll today. UCLA and Georgia Tech also advanced while Oklahoma climbed into the Top Ten, replacing Baylor. The Irish, 32-0 victors over North Carolina last Saturday, collected 31 votes for the top position and 443 points in the balloting by a national panel of 47 sports writers and broadcasters. Michigan State dropped to second with 10 first-place votes and 416 points. The Spartans Fights By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOENIX, Ariz.—Don Fullmer, 163, West Jordan, Utah, outpointed Tony Montano, 163, Phoenix, 10. WALPOLE, Mass.-M.C. Car- jdova, 126, New York, outpoint- ed Richie Gonzalea, 125, Elizabeth, N.J., 6. WORCESTER, Mass. — Beau Jaynes, 126, Lowell, Mass., stopped Dick Peterson, 122, St. John's. N.B., 1. were extended in edging Ohio State 11-8 for their fifth straight victory. * * * Notre Dame, also unbeaten, but in four games, takes on Michigan State Nov. 19 at South Bend. UCLA changed places with Alabama, the Bruins climbing to third place with 366 points and the Tide slipping to fourth with 354. Points were awarded on a basis of 10 for a first place vote, 9 for second etc. UCLA trounced Penn Sate 4911 while Alabama rallied in the final period to defeat Tennessee, 11-10. Southern California held the No. 5 spot after beating Stanford 21-7. SWC Awaits Hargett - Southall Contest Mightiest Passing Duel Georgia * Tech moved into sixth place while Nebraska slipped one notch to seventh. Florida, Purdue and Oklahoma complete the first 10 in that order. WACO, Tex. (AP)— The (pace set by Southall when he mightiest passing duel the wild and wooly Southwest Conference ever saw seems in the offing as Baylor and Texas A&M mar- was a sophomore in 1964. Anyway, when the great passing duels of the past are reviewed — Don Meredith of shal their forces for a terrific Sout i, ern Methodist vs. Buddy collision on the football field Humphrey of Baylor in 1958 at here Saturday. It will send two of the three unbeaten teams in the conference race against each other. 'I wouldn't be surprised if it was," said Gene Stallings of Texas A&M when asked if he didn't think the clash of sophomore Edd Hargett of the Agies and senior Terry Southall of Baylor might produce the greatest passing day. "We have been passing a lot because it has been good to us. And we expect to throw it a lot Saturday." * * * The Aggies recoiled from two intersectional defeats to become the offensive terrors of the con- Dallas and Don Trull of Baylor vs. Sonny Gibbs of Texas Christian at Fort Worth in 1962 it is agreed the Baylor-Aggie game will have to go some to surpass it. Hockey Dispute LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Blades of the Western Hockey League have asked superior court for an injunction to stop formation of a National Hockey League team in the Los Angeles area. A suit, filed Monday, charges that Los Angeles sportsman But there is every indication .orite, 7-0 two weeks ago. that the Baylor-A&M clash will \ Should the Agies win Sat- go -some. j urday they would continue as "Texas A&M has quite a ball 1 the leader of the conference club," said Coach John Brid-j race with a 3-0 record. Southern | state rers of Baylor. "Just recall | Methodist, which has a 1-0 1 ' Two among this week-end's games match ranking teams. Notre Dame meets Oklahoma and Michigan State faces I Purdue. The others involving rated teams match UCLA and California, Alabama and Vanderbilt, Southern California and Clemson, Georgia Tech and Tulane, jand COURIER NEWS Tuesday, October 18, 19M = PAO» BIGHT § 184 130 83 69 7. Nebraska 8. Florida 9. Purdue 10. Oklahoma regained the lead In ball-carrying and now is six yards ahead of Mike Leinert of Texas Tech. Bobby Shelton, last week's leader, dropped to third. Maxwell has 347 yards on 98 runs, Leinert 341 on 65 and Shelton 335 on 74. Larry Gilbert of Texas Tech continued as the pass-receiving leader with his 34 catches for 479 yards and three touchdowns. Donnie Gibbs of Texas Christian became the punting leader with a 43.4 yards average on 25 kicks. Martine Bercher of Arkansas Bruce, Martine SWC Leaders DALLAS .(AP)—Edd Hargett, Texas A&M's mighty sopha- more, bombed Texas Christian into defeat with 309 yards and at the same time took over the lead in Southwest Conference passing. It was the fifth best passing performance in conference football history and sent him ahead of Baylor's Terry Southall, who had the week off getting primed for a duel with Hargett when the Agies me*t the Bears at Waco next Saturday. John Scovelp of Texas Tech also moved past Southall and into second place. Hargett leads with 68 completions in 130 attempts for 913 yards and seven touchdowns. Scovell has 63 of 134 for 783 yards and five touchdowns. Scovell also took over as total offense leader of the league with Nebraska and Colorado, 1935 yards on 18 plays for an Florida and Louisiana j average of 5.1 yards. tops in punt returns, with 117 yards on 13 runs and Leinert leads in kickoff returns with 261 yards on 13. * * * A season high for a run from scrimmage was set by L. V. Benningfield of Rice, who raced 84 yards for a touchdown against Southern Methodist. Southern Methodist continued as the team leader in offense, averaging 346.3 yards per game. Arkansas became the defensive leader, giving up only 254.S yards per outing. BueU W. Carter, MFA Agent 607 N. 6th Nest Door to Dixie Pig Phone PO 3-3361 that my caoehing staff labeled i record, plays Texas Tech at them as contenders for the title Lubbock and even if it won would still be in second place. in the summer. "We have been lucky," replied Stallings. "Take Satur- tian (A&M won 35-7). We got an early score and it caused TCU to have to alter its game plans. Then we intercepted a won in 1956. pass and got going." * * * He also said he figured Baylor had a good team from Bridgers' own statements that A crowd of 40,000 is expected on homecoming day as Baylor tries to further its bid for its first conference championship in 42 years. The Aggies last The Top Ten, with first-place votes and total points: 1. Notre dame (31) 2. Michigan St. (10) 3. UCLA (3) 4. Alabama (2) 5. Southern Calif. (1) 6. Georgia Tech Bruce Maxwell of Arkansas Stop Srampeders 443 CALGARY (AP) - The Brit- 416 ish Columbia Lions survived a 366 j last-ditch surge by Calgary and 354'staved off the Stampeders 13-9 277 j Monday night in a Canadian 2111 Football League game. RED ROOSTER INN Interstate 55 At No. 9 Overpass Serving the Finest Char-Broiled Steaks and Hamburgers Between Memphis and St. Louis. Country Ham - Regular Dinners Daily Special Sunday Dinner For Church-Goert Logan's Texaco Service 'Trust Your Car to the Man Who Wears the Star Phone PO 3-9715 indicated had the best material in this part of the country." The Aggies have won two conference games with big scores, crumbling Texas Tech Jack Kent Cooke "unlawfully in- 35-14 and then crushing Texas with the mighty Hargett, whojduced the National Hockey Christian. Baylor became quite League to grant a franchise to I famous when it knocked over him." 'Arkansas, the conference fav- has become the passing leader of the league with 68 completions in 130 tries for 913 yards and seven touchdowns in five games. Southall is behind Hargett in i passing because he has been in i one less game. His average in-1 dicates he and Hargett would ! be about the same had he played j in five. But Hargett is ahead of the Don't Count Kidd Out of Olympics STOWE, Vt. (AP) - Billy Kidd, the injured skiing star from Stowe, says don't count him out of the Winter Olympics in 1968. Kidd was presented Monday night with the New England Council's annual, silver bowl award for outstanding contributions' to New England skiing. Kidd still has a cast on his right leg, smashed two days before the start of the International Ski Races at Portillo, Chile, last summer. He told Council members the cast must stay on six months to a year, but said he expects to start skiing again next, summer or fall. And he said he hopes to be in the 1968 Olympics. ALLEN PETROLEUM CO. 2604 W. Rose—Blytheville, Ark. Mr. Farmer: One Stop Headquarters for your Mech. Cotton Pickers Needs! • SHELL COTTON PICKER SPINDLE OIL • SHELL COTTON PICKER SPINDLE GREASE • SHELL HIGH TEMPERATURE BEARING GREASE • E-Z PICK WATER DETERGENT • PRAM OIL FILTERS • COMPLETE LINE OF LUBE OILS AND GREASES • GASOLINE • DIESEL FUEL • TRACTOR FUEL Free Delivery - Ph. PO 2-2005 Storage Tank Furnished I At No Charge When You I Buy From Us. JOBBER JOBBER I will not be in Manila or Leachville this year, but I will be in Blytheville, now thru October 23th at the Courthouse Blytheville, October 31st thru November 5th at 801 Robindale Qsccola, November 7th thru November 18th at the Courthouse and Blytheville, November 19th thru November 30th at 801 Robindale Pay by mail and save time. You may mail your check (with exchange) or Money Order (without exchange) together with levee tax statement to me and save a trip. Charles Hindman, Collector Box 241, Blytheville, Ark. Elect to a Second Term EDSEL HARBER City Attorney (Pol. Ad Paid For By Edsel Harber) Under New Management MILDRED JOHNSON, Mgr. 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