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The Berkshire Eagle, Saturday, Nov. 2,1974- 21 All plans retirement MONTREAL (UPI) - Heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, still chortling over his title knockout of George Foreman, said Friday he would "haunt the boxing world" by keeping his crown for a while before retiring. Ali, who returned to North America following his eighth round victory over Foreman in Zaire earlier this week, said "Yes sir, I'm retiring. "But I'm going to stay a few Bills, Pats eyeing playoffs FIRST TOUCHDOWN of the game last night is made by Pittsl'ield High's Peter Brown (23) cm a 17-yard run in the first quarter. He also scored on a 75-yard punt return in the fourth quarter for the last TD of the game. Other aephen Hawkins players are, left to right, Bob Drury and Larry Snyder (82) of St. Joseph's and Jim Morgan (42) of Pittsfield. Head linesman Don Troy signals the score. The Generals were victorious by a 27-8 score. on an France 707 jet from Paris and was to connect with a private aircraft for a flight to Chicago where he was scheduled to meet with city officials. The heavyweight champion, wearing a dark blue suit and carrying a wooden carved walking stick--a gift from the president of Zaire, quashed reports that he would fight English heavyweight Joe Bugner. "Bugner? It would be a slaughter. He isn't in my class," Ali said. "I'd murder Bugner." By Gil Peters UPI Sports Writer FOXBORO. Mass. (UPI) The eighth game of the season ·may not be time to think about "wild card' playoff berths; yet both the Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots recognize the importance of tomorrow's get together atSchaefer Stadium. Both teams are 6-1 and both still must play hungry Miami, 5-2, and the defending super bowl champions, before the season ends. Since all three are in the Eastern Division of the American Football Conference, only two teams at most will tie on cleats after Dec. 15. · "I'm sure a good football .. team is not going to make it," said Buffalo Coach Lou Saban. We've got three good teams in our division. Somebody in our league is going to get hurt. "I don't think a loss would ruin either team, though, because they've still got six more to play." 'Wild card'entry The AFC East winner automatically advances to the playoffs, while the non-division winner with the best record in the entire AFC also qualifies as the "wild card" entry. . Fairbanks has an easier solution concerning the wild card puzzle: "The only thing I'm thinking about is that we've got to do it ourselves and if somebody else should happen to help us by knocking off a contender ... that's lucky, boy." The Patriots, whose only loss was a 30-28 decision two weeks ago at Buffalo, have to start helping themselves Sunday _ against the Bills. thigh bruise a month ago. Rookie Steve Schubert is doubtful and tight end Bob Adams will start his first game this season instead of injured Bob Windsor. Running threat " Both Sam Cunningham and Mack Herron are in good physical condition which means New England also must be considered a running threat. Cunningham, fourth leading yard-gainer in the AFC with 538 yards, has a 75-yard romp against Buffalo among his. conference leading eight TDs. The Bills' offensive answer to New England will be AFC passing leader Joe Ferguson and conference rushing champ O.J. Simpson. Ferguson, with a 57.8 completion percentage and nine touchdown tosses, will look "And with this wild card thing, you've got to beat the clubs in your division." New England Coach Chuck Fairbanks added, "There's no question that winning Sunday would be a real advantage for the winning team because both teams have to play Miami and the team that loses will have the same record as Miami. I wrist After that game there'd be one somewhat, while Randy Vataha team with another loss. . is still feeling the effects of a for Ahmad Rashad. J.D. Hill Jim Plunkett. leading the and tight end Paul Seymour. NFL with 12 touchdown passes, who caught two scoring passes has been instructed by F'air- against the Patriots in the first banks to throw the ball more meeting this year between the than the 21 times he tossed the old rivals. ball at Buffalo. His problem Simpson, coming off his will be trying to hit a healthy record setting 2003-yard season, receiver. ' has 631 yards. He'll be joined in Reggie Rucker will be play- the backfield by underrated Jim mg his fourth game with a Braxton, who has lour rushing cast that hampers him touchdowns. Pittsfield High defeats St. Joseph's 27-8 to tie for city football championship Bowl fever reported spreading amongst 'Gators, Nittany Lions By Bill Marian Pittsfield High, which assured itself of at least a share of the Class A Conference championship last week, tied laconic High for city honors last night on a 27-8 victory over St. Joseph's High at Wahconah Park. The Generals broke open a close game with three touchdowns in the second half. Cocaptain Peter Brown had two of the Pittsfield touchdowns. Rick Pearce and Gary Davis had the others and Pearce made good on three of four conversion kicks. Cocaptain Jack Quinn had the Crusaders' TD on a run from a yard out. A pass from Rick Naughton to Dan Koscher added the two points. Brown's first score, which came on a 17-yard run through --lUi^c^^ SPORTS off around his left end, outrunning his pursuers into the end zone. The Generals had marched 44 yards on five plays after receiving a St. Joe's punt. 61-yard jaunt Davis made it 19-0 for Pittsfield with 3:16 remaining in the third quarter on a pretty draw play. He had a nice hole and , , ., . , ... used his blotters well when he ^ over on the.r 1-yard hne. reached the secondary and sped 61 yards for the tally. Pearce's with a 36-yard run to the St. Joe's seven-yard line. The Crusaders 'held however and The crowd enjoyed unusually warm weather for November. kick made it 20-0 going into the f"i brief , l ight **»*?* final session. before the contest and durmg St. Joe's got on the board with 10:02 left PHS-St. Joe's game statistics First downs Yards gained rushing Yards lost rushing Forwards attempted Forwards completed Forwards intercepted Yardage on forwards No. of punts and average Fumbles Fumbles lost Penalties Yards lost. penaJties PHS SS.J. II 283 II S II 3/50 5 5 5 30 7 182 61 14 2 0 15 10/31 By United Press International Bowl fever comes early this year at University Park, Pa. and Gainesville, Fla. It's no secret those Orange, Sugar and Cotton Bowl scouts have been making the rounds on recent Saturdays, but today they figure to be in abundance at University Park where No. 8 Penn State entertains No. 12 Maryland and also at Gainesville where No. 4 Auburn invades No. 10 Florida. For there's little doubt that the winners of these two contests can expect to be spending New Year's in either Miami, New Orleans or Dallas. Maryland, long a patsy since .... half dampened the as- the sembl ' a little - The P aid attend- game. The Crusaders had start- $?,£% H2 '^ 5 , andH wit , h the *j ,, u ,,,... :,, »!.,, .u:-j Pittstield High band and opportunity to play the third rated Crimson Tide at season's end, have Bowl ideas of their own. Lions given one point The oddsmakers, never ones to stick their necks out too far, list Auburn - Florida as a pick- 'em, while giving Penn State one-point advantage over Maryland. Elsewhere, top-ranked Ohio State is a 38-point choice over Illinois; No. 2 Michigan is 30 over Indiana; No. 3 Alabama is a 21-point pick over surprising Mississippi State; No. 5 Notre Darne is 32 over Navy. No. 6 Southern Cal. is 20 over California; No. 7 Texas AM is 11 over Arkansas; No. 9 Nebraska, ed a march late in the third was the only score of the first half. It capped a 58-yard drive the first time coach Joe Gleason's club had possession of the ball. Pearce went.33 yards for his score on a boot-leg with 6:38 left in the third period. He made a beautiful fake to Brown, who went into the line, and then took Pittsfield girls blank Monument for sixth win Pittsfield High girls soccer- team scored its second shutout of the week by blanking Monument Mountain by a 3-0 score at Egremont Field yesterday. The Generals' defense played a major part in the victory. Fullbacks Tina Barrington and Vicki Lloyd teamed up with the halfback line of Mary Kathleen Broderick, Sue Osthoff, and Kathleen McManus to allow the visitors only four shots on goal. Broderick had two PHS goals, both coming on free kick. Debbie Cancilla had the other score from point-blank range assisted by Sue LaVigne. PHS now had a 6-2-1 record and will meet Taconic's unbeaten girls Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the Taconic Field. Sailing Club gives awards, elects officers The Pontoosuc Sailing Club at its recent fall awards banquet elected a new set of officers for the !974 season and awarded the major trophies for the 1973 season. The new officers are commodore, Geroge Koenitzer, vice commodore, Charles Troy, and secretary - treasurer, Avis Sosa. New fleet captains are Universal, John Lloyd, 470, Richard Paskowsky, Laser, Henry Allison; Lightning, William Sosa; and junior, Tim Horsman. John Unrath was elected representative at large. The major awards were: Noah Disco trophy for the Labor Day handicap race, David Guinther, Preble trophy for the skipper with the most participation, Brian Rowell, July Fourth handicap race, Guinther, Berkshire Eagle Trophy for the County Sailing Championship, Guinther; Berkshire Sailing Center 470 trophy, Guinther; Leonard M. Vincent Lightning trophy, William Sosa; Memorial Day Chowder Race, Guinther; Ben Hermann.Club Champion- snip trophy, John Bertelsen. . High band and Ca- quarter and went 37 yards on de , ltcs , and cheerleaders of both Le plays after recovering a gj^ PTM e ^ fence Pittsfield High fumble: The big- xdKK lne crmvd gest gainers were a 14-yard run by Quinn and a nine-yarder by Bob Drury in the drive. Brown made his second score of the back to the 1972 season. The win was the fourth in a row for PHS over St. Joe's. The summary. 70 the glory days of the late Jim Tatum in the early 1950s, has suddenly revived as a national the Big Eight's likely contribu power under Jerry Claiborne. tion to the Orange Bowl, is 15 The Terps have all but wrapped up their first Atlantic Coast Conference title and now only yards and caught 15 passes this Season for 203 yards. In addition, Terps' quarterback Bob Avellini has hit 65 passes, in 109 attempts for 919 yards and four touchdowns while being sacked only once. In other games today, Georgia is two over Houston, Missouri six over Kansas State, ISU 15 over Mississippi, UCLA eight over Washington, North Carolina State 11 over South Carolina, Purdue six over Iowa, Tulane two over Kentucky, Wisconsin six over Michigan State, West Virginia one over Boston College and Vanderbilt 18 over Army. Duke - Georgia Tech is a pick 'em. WANTED TO RENT A "HALL" IN PITTSFIELD for holding PRO MAT SHOWS EVERY OTHER SATURDAY NIGHT write: ADAM HOROSCHAK mat promoter c/o BOX 300 The Berkshire Eagle Pittsfield, Mass. , , ,, , the ball circled out to the side- p ittsfield conc i U H e d its 1974 line and went down the line all hedule ^ seyen wing Qne e w TM' tie and no losses. The Generals The Generals netted 272 yards have not lost a game in their on the ground to 121 for St. last 19 in a streak that goes Joe's. The Generals completed one of five passes for 11 yards, the Crusaders hit on two of 14 for 15 yards. They had one intercepted. Brown and Davis accounted for more than 200 yards from scrimmage. Brown had 94 yards on 19 carries and Davis 106 on 12. Quinn was best for St. Joe's with 70-yards on 16 carries. The alert St. Joe's defense helped keep the ball away from the Generals recovering all of Score by quarters Pitlslield 6 0 14 7-27 Si. Joseph's 0 (I 0 S- 8 scoring: P: Brown, 17-yard run I kick failed) P: Pearce. 33-yard run (Pearce kick) P: Davis. 61-yard run ( Pearce kick) SJ: Quinn, 1-yard run, (Koscher, Nau- ghloo pass) P: Brown. 75-yard punl return (Pearce kick | Referee Pal Bruni, Umpire Al Biancbi, Head Linesman Don Troy, Field Judge John Codey, Clock Operator John Prendergast 12-munule quarters over Colorado and No. 11 Texas is21overSMU. Maryland, who lost only to Penn State, long the pride of the Alabama 21-16 and Florida 17-10 east, lies in the way of a trip to opening the season, has won one of the four major bowls. five straight since then, while Florida, meanwhile, was Penn State is 6-1, having lost 7-6 cruising along toward at least a to Navy in a rainstorm. The share of its first Southeastern Nittany Lions, however, seem to Conference title until being up- have lost their ability to domi- set by Vanderbilt a coupls of nate as was witnessed by their weeks back. Still, struggles against West Virginia the Gators can grab what- 21-12, Syracuse 30-14, Army 21- ever Bowl Alabama decides to 14, and Stanford 23-20. decline if they can get by Au- Maryland, meanwhile boasts burn today. Of course, the un- much-touted tailback Lou Car- beaten Tigers, who will get an ter, who has rushed for 677 Cards can sew up Holy Cross stifles rally NFC East title tomorrow to holdB. V. to tie game ByJpeCarnicelli UPI Sports Writer Don't look now but the St. Louis Cardinals can just about wrap up the National Conference Eastern Division race tomorrow. The Cardinals, the lone unbeaten team in the National Football League at 7-0, are in Dallas to face the Cowboys and a victory can just about do it as Gleasdn used his reserves in far as the NFC East is concerned. St. Louis holds a three-game edge over both Philadelphia Pittsfield's five fumbles. St.. Joe's had the ball for 66 plays in the game to 49 for Pittsfield. Reserves come close the final four minutes of the game and halfback Dave Houle brought the crowd to its feet TV Weekend sports SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2,1974 1:30 p.m. NCAA Football ( 5B,8,13) 5:00 p.m. Wide World of Sports ( 58,8,13) 11:30 p.m. Hockey: Boston Bruins vs. New York Islanders (22) SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3,1974 12:30 p.m. Football: Philadelphia at Pittsburgh 3,10) 1:00 p.m. Football: Houston at New York Jets \6) 4:30 p.m. Football: New York Giants at Kansas City ,3,10) and Washington and a four- game lead over Dallas, struggling along at 3^. A Cardinal victory would leave them with at least a three-game edge going into the final six games of the season and only a complete and utter collpase could prevent St. Louis from winning its first division title since 1948. But the Cardinals are 7-0, not 2-5. and Dallas will be fighting to stay alive. In other games Sunday, Oakland is at Denver, Philadelphia at Pittsburgh. Minnesota at Chicago, Washington at Green Bay, New Orleans at Detroit, Cincinnati at Baltimore, Atlanta, at Miami, the New York Giants at Kansas City, Cleveland at San Diego and Houston at the New York Jets. Los Angeles is at San Francisco Monday night. PAID POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT DOPi'T LOSE YOUR COOL see or call 443-3415 RAPID RADIATOR REPAIR 56 Seymour St., Pittsfield, Mass. Trucks -- Tractors - Cars - Buses Heavy Equipment Pharmacists fill all Welfare, Medicaid and Blue Cross prescriptions HIM (HACK DRUG STORES 55 North Street Pittsfield 442-4213 Mon., Tiies., Wed., Sat. 9 lo 6 Thur8.,Fri. 9 l o 9 The Cenier at Lenox 499-3430 Daily: 9:30 to 9:30 Closed Sunday* BOSTON (UPI) -- John Provost's second interception of the game, on the Holy Cross seven-yard with 37 seconds left, allowed Holy Cross to salvage a 14-14 tie with Boston University Friday night after BU had rallied from a 14-point deficit. Holy Cross took a 14-0 lead on two passes from Morton to wide receiver Dave Quehl, one for 72-yards in the first quarter and another for 58-yards in the second period. But the Terriers tied it on a one-yard plunge by Joe Driscoll in the second quarter and an 11-yard toss from quarterback Mark Ryll to Pete Kessel midway through the third stanza. The last quarter saw six turnovers, two of which killed Boston University's chances. After Terrier linebacker Gary Djiama recovered a Holy Cross PAID POUTICAL ADVERTISEMENT fumble in Crusader territory, Ryll uncorked a long bomb which Provost picked off for his first interception of the game and the sixth of his career. But Jim Carroll intercepted a Bob Morton pass to give BU the ball back, only to have Holy Cross defensive back Jim Coughlin steal the ball from BU running back Geroge Katapodis on the next play. After a field goal attempt by Holy Cross' Jim Kelley went awry the Crusaders got the ball back when Larry Prior intercepted another Ryll pass and ran it back the the BU 12. But the BU defense drove the Crusader's back to the 34-yard -line and Kelley's second field goal attempt was blocked by Rick Porter. On the very next play, Provost picked off Ryll's bomb on the seven to insure the tie. PAID POUTICAl ADVERTISEMENT Pittsf ield's Mark Belanger supports Congressman Silvio O. Conte "Silvio Conte is a long-time friend of mine, for whom I have the greatest respect. He has done an excellent job for us in Washington. As we say around the clubhouse, he hits a long ball -- always a good · ·-- rip f" Cong. Conte more Orioles Belanger at gressional Game and Balti- star Mark 1974 Con- Baseball VOTE-NOVEMBER 5 Silvio 0. Conte Congressman First Congressional District Bruce Crane 45 Main Street Dalton, Matt. GREAT NORTHEASTERN COIN STAMP SHOW NOV. 1st, 2nd, 3rd AMERICANA INN 660 Albany Shaker Rd. 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