The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 23, 1966 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 23, 1966
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AWED BATESVILLE BOWS TO CHICKS, 65-59 ot So Neat, Yet It's 9-0 By ED HAYES, Sports Editor Blvtheville High's basketball Chickasaws were dissatisfied with their 65-59 win over Batesville here last night. They had a right to be. It was their ninth straight success but was accomplished with less finesse than usual. Their coach Dwight Williams, indlcatively, took longer than usual to come out of the dressing room after the game. It's reasonably safe to assume he did not spend the extra ""'"LeK'sS-te coach said, "we found plenty to work on before the Holiday Tournament." If he delivered any verbal lambastings in the powder room, he held his tongue on the outside except to say the team did not play up to its potential. -'Our boys couldn t shoot a lick. I don't know how we scored 41 per cent. But they did. The record was there to prove it: 50 shots ' at the basket, 21 going in. They've done worse. However, it was the over-all play that concerned the leader- fumbles, wild passes, defensive lapses, missing 14 free throws that sort of thing. It. was the Chickasaws first home game since being voted the No. 1 prep unit in Arkansas and was not the kind of game the coach had designed to entertain their regular fans, vacationing collegians and out- of-town visitors who came to see something special. * * * Terry Sims, Batesville coach, expected something special, too. "1 told my boys Blytheville was good—and they were. But they weren't that good." His team by now was dressed and anxious to hit the road but he graciously waited for Williams to emerge. "We were scared," Sims said. "We were flustered. We H4NDLE WITH CARE—Blytheville's Mike Guillot (white uniform) and Batesville's Hubert Burge are all hands as they look for the handle. The other Chickasaws are Barry Smith (50) and Ron Wilson (44). Blytheville won the non- league battle here last night 65-59. (Courier News Photo) EX-HOG EDGES GARRETT Burnett Rookie of Year By MIKE HATHET NEW YORK (AP) — Bobby Burnett of the Buffalo Bills, the oldest oi: three football-playing brothers, gave them a target to shoot at today when he was named Rookie of the Year in the American Football League by The Associated Press. The 23-year-old halfback won the crown in a tight battle, polling 15 votes to nine for Mike Garrett of the Kansas City Chiefs from the three-man committees of sports writers and sports caster in the nine league cities * * * Garrett, the Heisman Trophy winner when he was at Southern California, proved a flashier performer than Burnett, ripping off 801 yards, including a 77- yard romp that was the longest from scrimage fa the AFL this season But Burnett undoubtedly impressed the voters steady performance with for his the Bills as he gained 766 yards, scored four touchdowns and added running power to the Buffalo attack. Running power was what Coach Joe Collier was looking for at training camp, but he ad- 'FINEST/ SAYS BROYLES 'Biggest' Party for Phillips LONGVIEW, Loyd Phillips, Tex. (AP) Arkansas' two- time All American tackle, received the largest home town welcome ever given an athlete in Longview Thursay. It was "Loyd Phillips Day" in Longview and clearly the day was his as more than 200 persons packed a motel ballroom to honor him. "It makes me real proud," said the Outland Trophy winner, "that the people of Longview and East Texas think this much of me. "Longview has done a lot for me. It's a football town, you know. They play It and they live it." The capacity crowd gave him a standing ovation. Arkansas * Coach Frank Broyles told the audience that Phillips was the only defensive player that he ever coached "I don't believe Loyd is a bit better now, however, but a little I smarter than when he came there. We recognized this and I'll tell you a little about our recruiting Loyd. "I told Loyd to come to Arkansas and some day he would mittedly did not expect it to come from Burnett so soon. 'Bobby Burnett is a good football player," Harvey Johnson, the Bills' talent scout, told Collier. "But he's probably a year away" * * * Johnson explained his reasoning. "The reasons we thought he was a year away is .that he played tailback in the Arkansas system and you don't get the type of blocking experience needed for our offense," John son pointd out. "He was a perfect learner," Collier explained. "He picked up the blocking far faster than we had expected. And he smells who never broke an assign-[be one of the greatest players ment. "In the recruiting of Loyd we knew he was a great player," Broyles said. "I want to say this, he is the only college football player that I have ever seen just as good when he came there as when he left, and that was the greatest—and I really mean this. Arkansas' Cunningham Gets Chunk, Says Loyd LONGVIEW, Tex. (AP) Loyd Phillips,' Arkansas' two- time All-America tackle, said Thursday that teammate tackle Dick Cunningham had signed with the Buffalo Bills of the American Football League for more than $200,000. Cunningham also received a two-year, no-cut contract, Philips said. piiiiiiniininniHiiiniimmiinn COURIER NEWS Phillips, who was honored at luncheon in his home town, said end Tommy Burnett of, Arkansas signed with tSis New York Jets, receiving a two-year, no-cut contract. He said he did not know the salary Burnett got. issued a proclamation declaring Thursday as Loyd Phillips Day and Phillips received a gift certificate from business- Tien. He plans to fly late Sunday a San Francisco to join Sie East-West Shrine football players in training. He also will slay in the Hula Bowl in Hawaii Jan. 7. Frld»r, OecimMr 33, 109* FAOI STOHT a newsman what football team he Asked by professional will play for, Phillips replied: "Honestly, 1 will not know until the draft in January. All I can say is that Minnesta has talked with me about playing (or them." Thurtday'i Fights LIMA, Peru ~ Leotls Martin, Philadelphia, outpointed Roberto Davlla, 191V4, Peru, 10. to ever play for the Razor- jacks. I sincerely believe Phillips is the finest player 1 have ever coached." Mayor * * John C. Murphy Jr. that end zone" I Burnett had no idea going to be Buffalo's he was starting halfback. But he did have his sights set on showing brother Tommy, drafted by the New York Jets, and brother Billy, a freshman at Arkansas, a thing or two. NEW SERVICE * Generator and Starter Repair We also fix flats, buy and soli used tires, welding work, wheel balancing. We still have some garbage barrels and racks left. GOOSEY'S TIRE SHOP & GARAGE Rear of Strickland's Gro. N. 61 Hi-way PO 3-9734 played 'em like they were the university. I know they made some mistakes, but no more than we did. We lost ths ball 15 times in the first half. "Our best boy was scared to death." He meant 6'4 Archis Jones who was held to nine points. * * * Visiting coaches are seldom satisfied with officiating but Sims thought Jonesboro's Joe Brooks and Graham Dickson did a superb job last night. In a way this was understandable because Blytheville's big man Walt Hampton was punished with three personal fouls before the battle was four minutes old. This was the key to the trouble. Hampton went to the bench and th« unity was broken. He did not appear again until the start of the second half. In the last seconds of the third quarter be fouled out. The audience gave the senior leader a big hand of con- AUCTION Dell Kiwanis Annual Farm Equipment Sale JANUARY 4, 1967 Watch this Paper for Equipment List Farmers Gin Co. Lot Dell, Arkansas gratulations and condolence. The visiting players joined in but their clapping bad a different meaning. The enforced withdrawal of Hampton's size, shooting, rebounding and leadership seriously shortchanged the club. The Batesville coach admitted it. "They missed his rebounding," he noted. Of the team's 31 rebounds' Wait only accounted for four. It is not uncommon for him to cram 20 points in the baskets. Last night his donation was eight points. Yet, the team did not seriously feel his absence the remainder of the first quarter. When he was in, the BBS lead was 9-5. With him gone his mates hoisted a hefty 25-11 advantage at the end of the period. * * * The second quarter took a different twist. Stan Williams started it with a fast- break two points but the Chickasaws struggled without another point until 5:13 before the halt when Ron Wilson made good on two free throws. There was not another field goal until 3:52 when Aubrey Bell drove inside. The Pioneers (they made 51 per cent of their field goal attempts) responded to Blytheville's untidy ball handling here and delivered eight straight points. And the natives were getting mighty restless as the Pioneers pushed to within five points, 31-26. At least Wilson heard the call to arms. The 6-3 senior supplied eight points of his own in the last minute and a half before halftime and the Chickasaws were fairly comfortable again at 39-30. Wilson turned out to be the offensive ace with 18 points. * * * The Blytheville shooting improved in the third quarter. So did the defense. The Chickasaws won it 14-7. Don Gaines made a good play on the inside to kick off the fourth quarter and the Chickasaws had an 18- point drop on their guests, best of the night, 55-37. But the Pioneers were persistent. They sliced the deficit in half on the dogged work of Ricky Head midway in the last chapter. This time Bill Peterson heard the call for BHS. The 5'8 shp'tgunner, a foot shorter than fallen star Hampton whom he replaced, pitched three field goals and his dub had about all it needed. * * * . "I knew Peterson was a good shooter," said the Batesville coach. "I watched him warming up." Sims also complimented the work of Stan Williams who held Andy Sims to five points. Since their B team days Stan has been 'assigned to Andy. "And Williams has always put it on him pretty good," said the coach. Finally, Dwight Williams emerged from the dressing room and the two coaches shook hands again. The Pioneers were ready to make the long trip home. Before departing, Sims thanked Williams for "letting up." The Blytheville coach replied: "We didn't let up. We tried as hard as we could." Despite his words, Williams had not hesitated to use reserves before the outcome was secured. So, the six-point difference at the end definitely fell into the category of gratuity. * * * The Chickasaws are off now until a Monday workout. The Holiday Tournament here is Friday and Saturday of next week. A handful of BHS students were chanting "We're Number One!" before the game. They were still at it at the end but the volume was noticeably weaker. CHICKASAWS (65) FG FT D. Gainei 3 6-9 Smith 0 0-0 Wilson 6 6.8 Oulllot 0 ' " Hampton . C. Gaines Williams . Bell .... Peterson totals BATESVILLE (SJ A. Jones . .. 3 3-4 D. Jones .... 3 5-6 Stephens .... 2 1-4 81ms 2 1-1 Head fi 3-4 Surge 8 2-2 Platt Q 0-0 0-Z 4-4 0-0 4-9 3-4 0-1 23-37 Assistant at Henderson Head Gridiron Position ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (AP) I - Henderson assistant Coach I Clyde Berry has been named head football coach at the college. President M. H. Russell announced Thursday. Berry, an assistant four years, succeeds Jim Mack Sawyer, who has been promoted to asociate professor of physical education. ¥ * * "Coach Berry's training and experience eminently qualify him for the position," Russell said. "We are hoping to build the finest athletic program in the AIC and we think Coach Berry will be a most valuable asset in that endeavor." Berry, a 1953 Henderson National Hockey League By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS No games Thursday or today Saturday's Games New York at Montreal Boston at Toronto graduate, has coached seven.;.years in high schools in Louisiana and Arkansas. He also is Henderson's baseball •'. coach and last year was named < . baseball coach of the year for'". Area II of the NAIA. iiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiuiiniini iii»ii«*iw Cage Pros oiiiiniiiiiiiiiniiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiini' National Basketball Association By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Thursday's Result Philadelphia 116, San Francisco 114 Today's Uames St. Louis at Boston Detroit at Chicago Philadelphia at Los Angeles Saturday's Games No games scheduled Hockey F Pts. 2 12 0 0 18 0 3 0 12 I *S Christmas Suggestions -From the Pro Shop • Ben Hogan Golf Clubs • Burton Personalized Golf Bags • Mini Golf Bags • Munsingwear Golf Shirts • Velour Front & Munsingwear Cardigan Sweaters • Personalized Golf Balls Blytheville Country Club Bob Boyrf, fro BueU W. Carter, MFA Agent 607 N. 6th Next Door to Dizi* Pl| Phone PO 3-3361 We Thank You for A Successful Year And With You A Happy New Year McAdams Greenhouses 206 EAST DAVIS TotiUs .. 32 15-20 26 53 Scoring by quarters: Batesrllle .. 11 IS 7 22-59 Chickasaws .-25 14 15 12-65 Officials- Graham Dickson and Joe Brooks. Timer: Joe Bratcher Scorer- Paul Human. Statistics- Harold Klnnell, Steve Llttrell and Plan Heath. Blytheville won the B game «-30. The Blytheville scoring: Jimmy Moore and Mike Hull 10 polnW apiece: Charles Ha]l 8: Ken Beard 7; 2 each for Ronnie Rowland, Rob Porter. Jodie Rude and Terry Gur|ey; and one for Joe Ellis. HERMON JONES BUSINESS MEN'S ASSURANCE CO. Season Greetings It is our sincere hope that happiness and prosperity will find their way into your home, and remain with you throughout the year. COME ONE - COME ALL CARNIVAL BOWL MONEY EVERYONE CAN WIN! Sat., Dec, 24th & Sat., Dec. 31st 7P.M. Till 1:00 P.M. The Colored Pins Pay As Follows For Any Strike One Colored Pin in 1-2-3 Position Pays Two Colored Pins in 1-2-3 Position Pays All Three Colored Pins in Pssition 1-2-3 Pays 25* 1.00 NO LIMIT to number of times you may win in each game. All you must do is strike and each person must roll for himself. 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