San Antonio Express from San Antonio, Texas on November 2, 1974 · Page 53
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DAN COOK THESATURDAY EXPRESS-NEWS SPORT S Aaron In Japan .......................Page 5E Outdoors......................... Page 5E SWT Game .................. Page 6E SWC Roundup ...................... Page 3E Page 1-E H November 2 1974 Foreman down to last opponent As far as boxing’s heavyweight division is concerned it’s good that George Foreman didn’t win Tuesday night. There wouldn’t be anyone left for him to fight. Muhammad Ali was just about the last leg of a perfect scorecard for Foreman and W although that sounds nice it’s not so good for business. It’s like being the best bridge-builder in the country—in a country that doesn’t need anymore bridges built. Had Foreman won, as so many of us expected he would, he’d probably wind up like Joe Louis, who spent the peak years of his long career heading a bum of the month club. After Joe polished off the best there just weren’t any logical or semi-logical contenders around so he barnstormed across the country, popping palookas for peanuts. Do that long enough—as Joe did—all you wind up with is sore hands. And a lot of peanut shells. It’s a different story with Ali. At the moment he’s 1-1 with Joe Frazier and 1-1 with Ken Norton so there’s no reason to suspect that there won’t be rubber matches with those fellows. Besides, they could dig up Pete Rademacher or Ingemar Johansson and Ali could talk«up plenty of interest now that he’s got the boxing world by the tail again. It would have been a different story with Foreman. Had he whipped Ali there would have been a long, long wait for a suitable opponent. A busy plumber makes more money than a heavyweight who whacks the chins of guys like Murphy Goodwin, Ted Gullick, Ollie Wilson and Vic Smith, all recent Foreman foes. Small clubs closing Those of you who went to the closed circuit TV showing of the Ali-Foreman fight here Tuesday night might think that boxing is enjoying super interest in this country. But it's not. The sport is drying up and dying all over the country. Dozens of little clubs around the nation have folded in the last two years and even the biggies in New York seem to be hobbling on one leg. Can anyone recall the last big fight in Madison Square Garden? There’s no question that Ali quickens the pulse of countless thousands. He’s the symbol of many things, especially everything rebellious in all young people and his taunts and challenges generate tremendous interest. But half of those who pay large sums to see Ali fight on TV wouldn’t pay sixty cents to see a good, live fight at the Auditorium here. Most of them don’t know how many minutes there are to a round and they couldn’t begin to tell you the difference between a hook and a cross. But then, for that matter, the nice young man who promoted that closed circuit showing here couldn’t name you the last eight heavyweight champions if you spotted him four of them. Got to have gimmick Television gets blamed for so much these days it hardly seems fair to accuse the magic tube for the decline of boxing. Not fair, but it would be accurate. Progress always hurts a bunch of little folks and television certainly rates high on our progress chart. Fans are so used to seeing the best—the world champions—on TV they’re no longer willing to settle for second or third best. A couple of good, young pros fighting for the middleweight championship of Texas just won't pull anymore and the promoter will wind up taking the worst beating. The only hot spots for boxing in this whole nation are on the west coast, where Chicano fans will pack stadiums to see the best Mexican or . Mexiean-American punchers in the lighter divisions. You see, nobody likes to admit it but the most successful ring shows always carry strong racial overtones. Black against white, brown against white or brown against black. Most promoters are aware of this and you can bet your sweet rolls that Ali knows it. Why do you think he calls his black opponents “Uncle Toms” and why did he make such a fuss over Foreman’s flag-waving experience ? For that matter, why do you think Max Baer, who was of German-Scotch ancestry, wore the Star of David on his trunks ? He knew something, too. The same thing All knows. Really, it hasn't changed too much since David came out of his corner for the Israelites and upset Goliath, who should have been playing basketball and not fighting for the Philistines. Even that one might have drawn a bigger crowd if David had worn a hood over his head and Goliath had put an STP sticker on his helmet. Talent will get you victories but you’ve got to have some gimmicks to generate genuine interest. Lee Vols takewin from Jeff By AURELIO RAMIREZ JE. OF THE EXPRESS NEWS STAFF Lee got the winning touchdown on a freak play and went on to topple Jefferson, 14-7, Friday night in a crucial District 31-AAA A I game at North East Stadium. LEE’S RICK MILLER REACHES FOR BALL BATTED BY ALLEN LOWES (80) ...Volunteer Bob Chidgey (60) runs into the action Photo by Buttar Doan game The victory kept the Volunteers a game behind Churchill in tke district chase while Jefferson was practically eliminated by its second loop loss in five starts. Senior defensive tackle Dwayne Klar got the winning six-pointer when he grabbed the ball in the air after tackle Don Richey jarred Jeff quarterback Steve Garza loose of the pigskin in the end zone. Bob Chidgey’s second conversion of the night put the final point of the game on the scoreboard with 6:34 Miami strangles Gobblers MIAMI (AP) - Miami fullback Larry Bates broke out of the backfield and caught an 18-yard third-period scoring pass to give the Hurricanes a 14-7 college football victory over stubborn Virginia Tech Friday night. The Hurricanes, snapping back from a 38-7 loss to Notre Dame last week, were able to First downs Rushes yards Passing yards Return yards Passes Punts Fumbles lost Penalties yards Virginia Tech 9 45155 44 58 212 2 8 39 20 5 45 Miami 17 50 119 168 38 12 22 0 10 35 3 1 3 36 sustain only two offensive drives in the game. But both were turned into touchdowns, which was enough to win this defensive battle. Virginia Tech 7 0 0 0— 7 Miami 0 7 7 0—14 VT—Scales 28 pass from Arians (Latimer kick) Mia—Martin 2 run (Dennis kick) Mia—Bates 18 pass from Baker (Dennis kick) A—20,134 Spurs fall to Stars by 97-88 By LARRY HOWELL OF THE EXPRESS-NEWS STAFF SALT LAKE CITY - The San Antonio Spurs proved Friday night in a 97-88 loss to the Utah Stars that they still can’t come anywhere near dominating the offensive boards. remaining in tke third stanza. The Vols, now 6-1-1 for the season, spotted the Mustangs an early 7-0 lead. Jefferson scored on the fiftk play of tke game w hen Garza unloaded his 12th touchdown First Donws Rushing Yardage Passing Yardage Return Yardage Passes IPunts Fumbles Lost Yards Peaiized Jefferson Lee 8 28-32 116 •3 6-18-3 4 34 5 I 5-32 16 5Ö-2J0 47 18 4-10-1 3-27 6 2 7-65 The Spurs were never really in control of their shooting, floor play or rebounding effort as the Stars and their super rookie Moses Malone outplayed them emotionally as well as physically. Malone, a 6-11, 19-year-old rookie who was playing high school ball a few months ago, lived up to his advance billing Friday night with 21 points and a devasting 19 rebounds. The ABA’s million dollar rookie received ample support against the listless Spurs as Utah’s center Jim Eakins burned the Spurs’ Swen Nater for 10 of 12 baskets, 27 points and 14 rebounds. Spurs coach Tom Nissalke said before the game he was apprehensive about getting out of the Salt Palace with a win over the Stars. His worst fears were realized when Eakins picked up a Ron Boone shot and scored with 23 seconds gone in the game to put Utah ahead 2 - 0 . “I thought the tone was set when Eakins followed in that rebound shot,” Nissalke said. “I could sense it then. We just didn’t play with any spark or any emotion. “We were beaten so badly on the boards; we made Eakins look like an all-universe center.” ____________________ Six HS games on today’s list Chargers edge Mustangs 21-20 By JAMES HUTTON OF THE EXPRESS-NEWS STAFF Jav quarterback Thomas Lott came within an inch of the goal line and possibly terminating Churchill’s undefeated ways Friday night at Northside Stadium. The senior signal-caller brought the Mustangs back in the fourth period with 13 points but the Chargers held on for a slim 21-20 decision. With 6:07 remaining in the game Jay’s Derrick Hatchett went around the leftside of the Churchill defense for an First Downs Rushing Yardage Passing Yardage Return Yardage Passes Punts Fumbles Lost Yards Penalized Churchill 19 50 741 114 0 6 10 0 1 52 3-3 7 55 Six games dot the San Antonio high school football card Saturday, with two members of the Express-News top ten in action. The Holmes Huskies, who have dropped from a first- place tie to seventh after two straight losses, try to rebound against old rival Marshall at 7:30 p.m. at Northside Stadium. It will be a District 31 - AAAA game, with the Huskies 2-2 in loop action and Marshall 1-3. No. 10 St. Gerard’s (5-2) will open TC1L District 3-AAA play at 7:30 p.m. in its own stadium. The Royals will play host to Holy Cross, which is 0-1 in the league. District 32-AAAA is the only circuit with two district games going Saturday, starting with a 2 p.m. Alamo Stadium battle between contending Eagle Pass (2-1) and Lanier (0-3). The other District 32-AAAA matchup finds Del Rio (2-2) meeting another contender, the Kennedy Rockets, (2-1), at 7:30 p.m. at Edgewood Stadium. In a District 30-AAAA tussle, Laredo Nixon (2-1) squares off against Wheatley (1-2) in the 7:30 p.m. Alamo Stadium nightcap of that ballpark’s doubleheader. The other game on Saturday’s slate finds St. Anthony (4-2-1) travelling north to the home of the San Marcos Academy Bears, who are 4-3. Kickoff is at 8 p.m. J oy 17 47-555 29 0 2 10-1 2-40 2-2 2 22 eight-yard touchdown to make the score, 21-20, the Chargers’ advantage. Lott, who ended the evening with 177 rushing yards in 29 carries, tried the obvious two-point conversion. The Churchill team and supporters and the Jay equivalent knew who was going to get the ball and both sides readied themselves. Lott hid the ball on Ins left hip and headed for the near left corner of the end zone but the Charger defense denied him and the Mustangs the scoreboard advantage within an inch of the goal line. Jay also was detected for clipping and Churchill, of course, declined. Churchill managed to move the ball to their 48 before having to punt with 1:26 left. Jay regained possession at its 20 after a 52-yard boot by Churchill’s Ted Constanzo. Lott tried eight passes in the final minute — he completed two for 29 yards — and coupled with his 16 yards run moved the ball to the Churchill 34. With two second remaining, Jay’s Eloy Gonzales, who had two PATs, tried a desperation 52-yard field goal which was straight but 20 yards shy. Despite the victory, Churchill, ranked number one in the Express-News Schoolboy Poll, possibly put its number three Harris Poll ranking in jeopardy w ith the narrow win. That state position, of course, will depend on the outcome of the other Harris Top Ten teams in Class A AAA. Boston ties H.C. BOSTON (AP) - Quarterback Bob Morton and Dave Quehl combined on two long scoring pass' plays and Holy Cross hung on for a 14-14 college football tie with Boston University Friday night. Morton hit Quehl on a touchdown play covering 72 yards in the first period and F irst downs Rushes yards Passing yards Return yards Passes Punts Fumbleslost Penalties yards Holy Cross 11 43 79 198 3 6 - 12-1 8 37 3 2 10-115 BU 19 52 219 131 25 9 27 5 4 36 2 1 6 40 then again on a 58-yard scoring bomb in the second period. Boston University got back into the game before the first half ended when junior full- hack Joe Driscoll plunged for a touchdown. The Terriers tied the score in the third period as Mark Ryll fired an 11-yard touchdown pass to Pete Kessel. Holy Cross missed scoring opportunities in the fourth period, being stopped at the Boston University 12 and 28 on two drives. hoi y Cross 7 7 0 0—14 Boston U. 0 7 7 0—14 HC—Quehl 72 pass from Morton (Kelley kick) HC—Quehl 58 pass from Morton (Kelley kick) BU—Driscoll 1 run (Zlrfldls kick) BU—Kessel 11 pass from Ryll (Zirfldis kick) A—5.454 Lott was stopped for negative yardage by the beleaguered Churchill defense only three times as he cruised for two touchdowns of 13 and 31 yards. Much of his rushing efforts were on sheer determination through the middle of a stout Charger defence. The extended Chargers, however, did not give away anything on offense to Lott with running backs like Paul Thompson and Chuck Rodgers and quarterback Constanzo. That trio repeatedly roared through the Mustang defense with little trouble particularly to the outside. Thompson led the pack with 111 yards in 17 tries, much of it around the ends, while Constanzo balanced the attack with superb passing. In the opening half Churchill had 147 grounds yards in 27 carries as compared to. Jay’s 96 in 23 attempts. In passing yardage, Churchill held 69-0 advantage. After Jay scored in six play's at 9:15 in the first after a Churchill error, the Chargers came back to even the tally at 5:18. Thompson scored on a 34-yard romp around right end with Constanzo getting his first of three PATS. » Churchill capitalized on a bad Lott handoff which resulted in a fumble to score early in the second. Constanzo hit Randy Harris with a 14-yarder. And with 2:17 left before intermission, Thompson again added to his touchdown total. He converted a two-yard sweep to the right off a perfectly-timed Constanzo pitch deep into the backfield. For the record, Churchill stands 8-0 on the season and 5-0 in District 31-AAAA while Jay is 3-5 and 2-3, respectively. While Malone w as grabbing passes from Boone. Wali Jones and Gerald Govan for crowd-pleasing, slam dunks, the Spurs were trying to keep up behind the lukewarm shooting of Donnie Freeman (8-20 for 17 points). Rich Jones and George Gervin, who each added 18. Although final figurps showed each team with 51 rebounds, Utah was grabbing missed shots when it counted. The Stars’ front line of Govan, Malone and Eakins spent most of the evening camped between the struggling Nater and the basket. Erractic Shooting • Erratic shooting and mental lapses in the first half prevented the Stars from opening more than a 43-41 halftime lead. Utah moved away in the third quarter to open up its widest lead of 14 points with 3:45 left when Wali Jones hit a jumper from the left corner to make it 69-55. With Freeman and Silas contributing sporadically the deficit was reduced to 70-61 at the end of three quarters. The crowd of 6,019. which nearly filled half of the Salt Palace, watched anxiously in the closing minutes as the Spurs moved to within five points several times. The last five-point deficit occurred with 2:54 left in the game as Rich Jones put in a rebound after San Antonio players had shot and missed four times. Jones’ two-pointer made it 89-84. Stars’ coach Bucky Buck- walter grinned after the game when he was asked how Moses was adjusting to the rigors of pro basketball. “He’s doing pretty good.” Buckwalter chuckled. “We’re awfully happy with the way he’s playing.” Understatement Buckwalter’s statement was the understatement of the evening as Malone showed occasional lapses on defense and forced at least three shots while still managing to dominate his area of the court. Part of the entertainment included five slam dunks as Moses jumped over and around whichever Spur tried to keep him away from the basket. The slender rookie's jumping ability was used to the utmost by Buckwalter, who had him facing off against Nater on tipoffs and pogo- sticking underneath the boards at both ends of the court. Both Buckwalter and Nis­ salke agreed after the game that the difference was rebounding. “You guys got maybe 16 or 18 more last Saturday (when the Spurs stomped the Stars 101-68),” Buckwalter told a reporter ’ from the Express-News. YVhen Nissalke was asked what he plans to do about his rebounding problems, the Spurs’ coach said, “it’s a weakness I’ve been concerned about; against a strong See SPURS, page 3E Score By Quorleri Churchill Joy 0 0-21 0 13-20 On the scene Cook O’Quinn Robinson ' ’IN Broyles The big Express-News sports staff will have five writers on the road today, bringing our readers the best possible coverage of the big events. Sports Editor Karl O’Quinn is in College Station to see if the Aggies can remain atop the SWC race as they clash with up-and-down Arkansas. Executive Sports Editor Dan Cook will be in Austin as Texas and SMU fight for survival in the exciting SWC chase. Express columnist Barry Robinson will be in Fort Worth this afternoon as Baylor tries to stay alive in conference in a game against young TCU. Clifford Broyles will be our man in Scguin covering Texas Lutheran, the NAIA Division I No. 1 ranked team, in its game against Harding College. And, on the basketball scene, Larry Howell is our man with the Spurs, who are in Norfolk, Va. tonight against the Squires in the second game of a three-game roaddrip Sunday, Robinson will drive on to Dallas to cover the important clash between the rebounding Cowboys and undefeated St. Louis Cardinals. Howell, meanwhile, will fly to New York to catch the afternoon struggle between the Nets and Spurs. For detailed, on-the-scene coverage of all the big games — no matter where they are played — be sure to read the big Express-News. pass of tke season, a 55-yard bomb to Allen Lowes who caught the ball 10 yards beyond the line of scrimmage and broke tackles rigUt and left on the touchdown run. Lowes’ conversion made it 7-0 with a minutes and 42 seconds gone in the game. The Vols had to beat the halftime clock to knot the score with an eight-play, 60-yard march set up by Jim Ploetz’ interception, the first of three by the Lee secondary. Vol quarterback Mike Glenn accounted for 42 yards by completing three passes in three tries. He his Terry Bowen with a j3-yarder, Eddie Monaco with a 24-yarder to the Jefferson seven and capped the drive with a five- vard scoring toss to Don Ransleben witU 29 seconds left in the half. Chidgey converted to make it 7-7. Ron Lorrillard's 25-yard punt which was killed on the See LEE, Page 3E Sports: TV, Radio TELEVISION Saturday 12:30 p.m. (Ch. 12) - NCAA Football - Texas Southern vs. Grambling 1 p.m. (Ch.4) - NFL Game of the Week 4 p.m. (Ch. 12) - Wide World of Sports 6 p.m. (Ch.41) - Roller Games 10 p.m. (Ch.41) - Boxing 12:30 a.m. (Ch. 12) - All-Star Wrestling Sunday 9 a.m. (Ch.4) - Notre Dame Football Noon (Ch.4) - AFC Football - Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots Noon (Ch.5) - The Tom Landry Show 12:30 p.m. (Ch.5) - NFL Football - St. Louis Cardinals vs. Dallas Cowboys 1 p.m. (Ch.12) - College Football ‘74 2:30 p.m. (Ch.5) - NFL Football - Atlanta Falcons vs. Miami Dolphins 10:30 p.m. (Ch.4) - Texas A and M Football Highlights 10:30 p.m. (Ch.12) - The Darrell Royal Show Monday 8 p.m. (Ch.12) - NFL Monday Night Football • Los Angeles Rams vs. San Fran cisco 49ers RADIO Saturday 1:15 p.m. (WOAI, 1200) College Football - Texas A&.V vs. Arkansas 1:45 p.m. (KKYX, 680) College Football - SMU vs Texas 1:45 p.m. (KITE, 930) - Col lege Football - Texas Tech vs Rice 1:45 p.m. (KMAC, 630) College Football • Baylor vs TCU 1:45 p.m. (KCNY, 1470) College Football - Southwes Texas vs. East Texas State 6:50 p.m. (KKYX, 680) ABA Basketball - San Antonii Spurs vs. Virginia Squires 7:15 p.m. (KWFD-FM 105.3) - College Football Texas Lutheran vs. Hardinj College 7:30 p.m (KBFRFM 100.3) - College Football Texas A&I vs. Tarleton State Sunday I p.m. (KBFR-FM, 100.3 NFL Football - Dallas Co boys vs. St. Louis Cardinals 2:20 p.m. (KKYX, 680 ABA Basketball - San Antoi I Spurs vs. New York Nets

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