The Berkshire Eagle from Pittsfield, Massachusetts on December 16, 1974 · Page 34
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The Berkshire Eagle from Pittsfield, Massachusetts · Page 34

Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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Monday, December 16, 1974
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Cards win Eastern NFL title for first time in 26 years The Berkshire Eagle, Monday. Dec. 16.1974-3S By Joe Carnkelb UPI Sports Writer It took until the last* half of the last game of the season for the St. Louis Cardinals to win the National Conference Eastern Division title, but when you've waited 26 years, 14 weeks don't seem too long. The Cardinals, expected to 4*^*0, SPORTS "We were all a little too eager, maybe too nervous at first," Metcalf said. "I was dropping the ball in the first half. I thought to myself that we have to get a little more relaxed. We had come too far for us not to get the overcame New England 34-27 ,, Sunday, and Pittsburgh, which championship, crushed Cincinnati 27-3 Satur- (^^ rjon Coryell said finish near the bottom of their day, entertaining Buffalo, a 19- -there were no inspiring words division, were the surprise of 14 loser to Los Angeles Sunday. at halftime. I knew my players the league as they earned a The Cardinals, shut out by were terribly embarrassed by playoff spot this year for the New Orleans last week, were ^ e wav lne fj ret half went. The first time since 1948. And they unable to muster any offense in second half was one of the of any foot- ever ^u team j' ve connected with." In other games Sunday, San RUNNING BACK Mack Herron of New England Patriots set a new NFL-season combined-yardage record of 2,444 yards rushing, pass receiving and returning kicks during fourth quarter of game with Miami Dolphins yesterday in the Orange Bow!. He broke old mark of 2,440 set by Chicago Bears' Gale Sayers in 1966. Dolphins won game 34-27. . Mack Herron sets NFL yardage mark, breaking Gale Sayers 9 old record made sure they were going out the first half. Quarterback Jim fj ne st comebacks in grand style Sunday by Hart was St. Louis' leading rallying in the second half to rusher in the half with only- defeat the New York Giants 26- eight yards, seven of them on a 14. broken pla'y. But they came out The victory sends St. Louis to breathing fire in the second Diego blanked Denver 17-0. the NFC Central champion Min- half, intercepted Craig Morton New York Jets gunned down nesota Saturday for an opening three times and scored all 26 Baltimore 45-38, Philadelphia round playoff game. The points within a 12-minute span, downed Detroit 28-17, Houston Washington Redskins, whose Hart threw touchdown passes defeated Cleveland 28-24, Allan- only chance for a division title of four yards to Mel Gray and ta topped Green Bay 10-3 and was a St. Louis loss and a 28 yards to Jackie Smith to cut San Francisco whipped New victory over Chicago, held up the lead to 14-13. Orleans 35-21. M i n n e s o t.£ their end by crushing the Bears "The first TD pass didn't crushed Kansas City 35-15 on 42-0. excite me," Hart said. "I was Saturday. But the Redskins, who thinking that's only one and we finished with the same 10-4 need two more scores. But record as St. Louis, had to after the second touchdown, settle for the wild card berth you could feel the excitement since the Cardinals beat them coming back to the bench. It twice during the season. Wash- was an electrifying feeling, ington will be at Los Angeles kind of tingling the hair on your Sunday to open the playoffs.' back." The AFC playoff pairings Terry Metcalf burst for TDs UPtTdeptaM STEAMING THROUGH the line of scrimmage, Jets running-back John Riggins (44) scores his team's second touchdown in its 45-38 victory over the Colts yesterday at Baltimore. Trying unsuccessfully to stop Riggins is Colts safety Rick Volkf 21). Lie detector tests expected for early use over Dallas Saturday playing host to Miami, which games. of the Chicago Bears. Oakland for the playoffs. · "Records is (sic) cool but I'd Shula held out all his No. 1 rather have a win," said players-who showed signs of ·!! « ./* »,*-***** Herron. "I was so involved in needing rest--quarterback Bob f|7ftl f*«££«$f UD j O f C* YtJWr the game, I didn't realize I had Griese, fullback Larry Csonka, * J * the record until they announced wide receiver Paul Warfield-it." . and dictated limited action for Herron, a second-year runner other regulars. out of Kansas State, is called If the Oakland scouts learned coaching for at least a year "Mini Mack" by his teammates anything, it was that even the because he is "physically because he stands only 5-5 and Dolphins' reserves have the exhausted and emotionally drat- weighs only 170 pounds. · desire to win. Led by 40-year- ned" from 24 years of coaching I,'; "It is rewarding to prove you old quarterback Earl Morrall, college football. By Frank Eidge MIAMI (UPI) - The Miami Dolphins' 34-27 victory over the New England Patnots in the Orange Bowl Sunday may have been meaningless to just about everyone except Patriots' coach Chuck Fairbanks and his star .runner, Mack Herron. "I'm a ·· competitor! I don't like to lose no matter what the stakes are," Fairbanks snapped at a 'reporter afterward. Herron collected 185 yards rushing, pass receiving and play this game. ^^ sp?tted ^ Patriots 2 4 n f 8 non . atnletic capadty . ByMikeRabuo DALLAS )UPI) -- The Southwest Conference's newly · ·*····»»- \n viii, uiiu a v T M* *»*» fcv *j\,n\* *»ii* t ·» * ,«_ night, Giants to their 12th loss in 14 adopted rules allowing the use pf lie detector - -investigation of deeds could quite early. conferences might follow with similar ordinances. "College athletics is in ring to U string of 'Exhausted 9 Ara punts; Conference president J. Neils Thompson of "the University of we . re . Texas, citing an investigation so luuon into his own school's track investigations into We felt if we didn't find a solution we were really in a bad way. We looking for the "From my standpoint from the standpoint of and SOUTH BEND, Ind. (UPI) -Notre Dame Coach Ara Parseghian says he will quit big man to winding up his 19th season in Parseghian, 51, said he will the NFL, the Miami subs sit out at least one year in a returning kicks in the game to Before set a new National Football coach Don Shula had called the League combined, yardage re- contest "meaningless" in the cord for one season of 2,444 standings .because the Dolphins yards. The old mark of 2,440 had won the AFC East Division was set in .1966 by Gale Sayers title last week and a trip to Maryland rated favorite over Tennessee tonight ·finding the paths to we've played against." Despite White's imposing presence, Battle indicated his "start of the season; proved to ed ( " he said. "This certainly Volunteers will test the Terps' be a . b i t rusty, coughing up is not an impulsive decision: line in the annual classic at 9 three interceptions, but won the "I've been mulling this over raach at Northwesterr where p.m. EST before a sellout game ball for his efforts in in my mind for some time now, ne coacne( i e j g ht seasons. His v By Jim Baientine ^MEMPHIS, ^Tenn. I UPI). It's Tennessee . against Mafy- ,'land tonight'-m the Liberty :: Bowl, but the coaches talk like "it's Randy White vs. the "'Volunteers. " · A n d if Bill Battle of . .Tennessee and Jerry Claibornc Ux .6f Maryland are to be believed, '"the big defensive tackle might \'be taking unfair advantage '"going one-on-72. , ,, -White won the Outland brung us.^ ^^ ^ interception ^ yards His resignation 'Sunday came victory. two weeks before he will direct hurled touchdown the No. 8-ranked Irish in a New 37 and 46 yards to Year's Day rematch with No. 1- receiver Melvin ranked Alabama, this time in Baker and Don Nottingham the Orange Bowl, collected two more touchdowns Parseghian, who won '94 with one-yard plunges. Garo games, lost 17 and tied four in Yepremian kicked the four his 11 seasons at Notre Dame, extra points and added field said he had made his decision goals of 28 yards, just as the" a t mid-season, first half ended, and 40 yards "After 25 years as head with 4:19 left in the game. coach, I find myself physically Morrall, making his first exhausted and emotionally drain- program, said Longhorn track I TM'» U ' K ="''"H«»" «« «"· ll"°{. n,»K ,, D,;~, ,,,*= conference we knew we had the coach Clebume Price was Celt 1C 8, Bullets are victorious in CYC girls' league The Celtics edged the Lakers, 21-18, and the Bullets beat the Untouchables. 32-5, in.Catholic Youth Center Girls' Basketball League play yesterday at the St. Joseph's High gymnasium. Mickey Rivers starred for the Celtics with 18 points. Mary Haughey scored 12 for the Lakers. Lisia Mulligan and Joan Rivers, with 12 and nine points, respectively, paced the-Bullets. Ann Finn's four points were wiHing to submit to a polygraph individuals who were wining to ^ for the Untouchables we Rivers Raizi RDoraran A-Cook Mack Kosher LDooavan t.Cook CELTICS B K T 7 4 18 down the line in support of Thescores . this." Attorneys A.A. White (of the University of Houston law school), Ed Hoerner (of Baylor) and Al Witte (Arkansas) rii«'ars,e!~ ££M now playing at a league school test to clear himself of payoff allegations. Technically the new conference regulation should not apply to any current investiga- LAKERS B KT i i Hangbery Andrew Haade Siyder Toonier Desqatels Droger 112 rs^s^'-a? s^'.^'Tssss Thompson said. The conference TTOAL t i Z l TOTAL t · » BULIJETS UMouclufcaes is investigating allegations 'But the courts have ruled many times they have no ». Peter AUeD Breault Oitrikis B FT · · · Jan-ell 2 3 0 Ara Parseghian season, he was named head League officials said more . . . ,, information was needed in the n 6 nis Texas track case. · A~~The conference's faculty representatives came to Dallas thinking only they would discuss the possible use of polygraph tests and nothing a n y b o d y's Constitutional * KeUy · C ... ·*, * HljUQBl 0 0 Syrko ( · 12 Rao « · · Srakh F T t I TOTAL 15 2 J2 TOTAL 2 1 crowd of 50,100 at Memphis bringing the Dolphins to an 11-3 and I finally decided at mid- wildcats defeated Notre Dame Memorial Stadium and a season'finish. season that my health and the ,,, f our straight games before more. national television audience. The Patnots scored three welfare of my family were more f, e moved to South Bend. But after finding the senti- "I think a famous philosopher touchdowns in 3:32 of the first important than anything else." His overall record is 169-58-6 ment was strong among foot-' you ought to dance period. Guard John Hannah "[ a m not leaving Notre and },is 160 victories, entering ball coaches in favor of such a ^th what brung you,'" Battle covered a Jim Plunkett fumble Dame at this time to take any tnis season made him the fifth rule and after talks with a . There - s no doubt what m the end zone for one, John other coaching position, either w j nn bigest active college coach committee of three law profes- Sanders ran back a , Trophy "'interior as the lineman. He of the year. nation's best rjpi'g a 6-3-2 record, to Memphis to another. The 6-4 meet tne Atlantic Coast Confer- bench ence champs, who finished at 83, pass O n the college level or in the for professional ranks. I just feel ma ' that I should get away from Sta ; e shug j or dan of Auburn scores came on 46-and 34-yard TM v f V r t ' F t e ' s r ;of his defensive stalwart. He s ,-as good as anything you can and Plunkett tossed a strike to Herron for coaching for at least a year; and DarrelT Royal of Texas. after which I will review my other New England coaching future. I just need time to rejuvenate myself physically and emotionally." their Parseghian has coached only game keying on Stanley Mor- season 7-7, never gave up. They two unbeaten Irish, teams, but gan, T en n e s s e e's elusive were on Miami's three-yard has taken his teams to post- sophomore tailback who scored 1'ne as the game ended with season bowl games in five of Dolphins rookie Randy Crowder the six years since Notre Dame offensive smothering Plunkett on a changed its policy to permit " i n 1969. H i s Paul Bryant of A | aba . sors from conference schools, Woodv Haves of O hio the new bylaw was adopted. League officials admitted it was a bold step and said other STOP in and see JON MAHANNA AND SEE THE COMPLETE LINE OF "1974-75" At The Mi Center PinSFIELD SPORTING GOODS 391-393 NORTH ST. in P art other ^ f H t e i L * wiiallv comoli ^ '* Condredge Holloway, the quarterback keeper play bowl competition i ^ B 5 U L e JfSuM"? JS. Vols' senior quarterback with "Sure, weVe been looking team's record this year is 9-2 to make the ahead to Oakland, Shula said, ·^mentary of White at a coaches ''news conference Sunday. ~ : "I know he is tough when you ^ a lh h e i n m vor d run he awTfrom TM* two football players Straight wins)." ' t h e TerSssTM cX offensively like Condredge Hol?SUL "He's as good as anybody fe J^L^ j*Z" He has confirmed that he the best possible "but we wanted to keep our received offers to coach profes- * poss.Die NFL standings c , ajborne said of hjs "they've got the potential for By IMUd PrtM FUmJ ·.Miami ''i-Butfalo Shew England. f NY Jets .' Baltimore 'I PitUburgh -:Cincinnati /Houston ..' Cleveland xOtkluid ~ Denver ;.. Kansas Cily ·. Sin Diego . -x-Wuhingum CianU · Kmaou . Drtroit Ctwn B»y Faatball lets* (Menace "I think Holloway is one of the most dangerous scrambling quarterbacks in the country," he said, "and when he can throw with 57 per cent Cranwell loses 47-43 to Windsor regarded only three of them seriously and rejected them all. The Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, executive vice president and chairman of the school's board of athletic control, said Parseghian would remain at the university for the next year and be .utilized in the school's, developmental program. "It would be impossible to Give a Celebration in Red and Gold 2 12 Catni ID 3 7 7 7 7 4 10 w. I. i. i. pet. pt pi his players not to be overcon- CMftttMC £·* 10 4 10 4 8 6 7 7 2 12 Cotnl , ,* p P. mrow wun o, per «m. LENOX - Windsor Mountain o .7* «7 2i« accuracy he's got to hurt you." School's basketball team opened enumerate all the contributions o IS M 2» The Maryland coach agreed its Berkshire Hills Conference Ara Parseghian has made at o .UK m 300 he is favored to win the Liberty season Saturday afternoon with the university, both as a coach, o .i« i» SM Rnrnt but said he has warned a thrilling 47-43 win over cross- a leader of young men, and as town rival, Cranwell School. a representative," Joyce said. 11UC1IV Falling behind 14-10 in the "We are indebted to him for o MO w 20 "They're a fine football firs t period, Windsor kept within the excellent manner in which o '.m ai 344 team .. ciaiborne said of striking distance on the strength he has carried on the tradition Tennessee. "I think they're a of Bob Tucker. The hustling and spirit of Notre Dame " senior scored 17 or his game- football." high total of 22 points on a vari- There was no immediate he is trying to ety of jump shots, tap-ins and speculation as to a successor .. *.·*-.. , , .,, !JJ ,__ .,_,._-:_ ,.., .. ,_ Parsegh j an b ut jt was that Joyce and others on board of control would a thorough search t. pet. pf P* 1 W 3M 294 better tCam ttian t * le ' r rCCOrC ' o 357 233 2« indicates." o .357 212 as ' Battle said And what a happy celebration! Imperial, the great holiday whiskey, smooth and cheery in Tom and Jerry or any party drink. Ready for giving in a warm, scarlet wrap ornamented with the golden eagles of Imperial. Glue a friendly, welcome celebration. Imperial. make the best' of Maryland's steals. Windsor Mountain led at for the half 29-22. Play was hectic in the final the I. I. itot An«el« , SIB Francisco -New Otittns Allanu 10 4 7 7 « 1 4 10 We* w. I. Id I « 5 9 3 II a, uiuir, you try you've got or what you are. pet. p pi ..T 0 .714 310 195 ' o .MO 2M 270 yet. 0 .429 210 206 0 .2K 152 279 Sports shorts ·Mart j ptaj*Bj SflM^MV · RttBBB . , Pittsburgh 27 Qnciwuli 3 . MinneoU 39 XMBU aty IS .' Olkltnd 17 Dillu 23 Mfey'i Rarti WaMMtan U Qooti 0 1 PhiMeiphii * Detroit 17 - Atlanta It Gran Bty 3 · Miami M Ne* England 27 . HotfUR » OvcUnd * ··· NY JeU 4S Baltimore X : Si. Uwu M NY GianU 14 . U» AnceUs II WTik 14 Sui Dfefo I? Dofitr 0 San "Francuco 35 New Orleans ·- ft Louil at Mmoota (NFC) t ' Miami at Oakland (ATCl f - taa^r'i Flaywn -*il MTalo al PKtaburtfi (AFC) ·* _ ., ,, Lal fjfjf. (NFCl i, pc. pf pa favored role. « TM ia fit "There's no question we're . o in a? ass the underdogs," he said, "but I period. Al Bianchi of Pittsfield conduct soo 2u 217 ^^ t - ^ ^ w j, at put Cranwell ahead by three before choosing a replacement. points on a corner jump shot It was expected that Parsegh- with 1:20 left. Ed Frazier's long jan would continue to work on jump shot put Windsor 'Moun- recruiting of players for the tain within one point. Freshman next month to six weeks, since Derik Officer hit on a 10-footer the program would suffer if this to send Windsor ahead for the phase is not continued during first time. Then foul shots by the interim before the new Tucker put the game out of coach is named, reach. Parseghian was named Notre TU. -4 i^om*, »h first Bianchi was high for Cranwell Dame coach in 1964 after a tory, Thursday became the first ^ w ^.^ ^^ Mflun _ , engthy ^^ fay ^ Irish tain, now 1-2 overall, will return athletic department. He played to action after the Christmas his college ball at Miami of break Jan. 15 against Darrow. Ohio and became head coach The score: WM**rM. CruwHI B F P B F P J · I HMCIJ S « K M 2 22 McMaJwn S · II t I U MHber 3 t t * 4 Garcia 1 1 1 CM^kdl pet. pf pi .714 5*3 1S1 .429 2* » ATLANTA (UPI) - Pepper M in m Rodgers, the sixth football coach in Georgia Tech's his- Yellow Jacket coach to sign a contract. The board of trustees of the Georgia Tech Athletic Association voted to award the former star quarterback a three-year contract in appreciation for the outstanding job he did this year. Rodgers left the head coaching job at UCLA last year to return to his alma mater and posted a 6-5 record this year. there in 1951. After the 1955 College football ASiy*f Sttser B 147 T«UU 1 I I 2 I I I I INCAA CM. n*. n Central Michigan M Delaware M 11 41 (Art.) B 'MPERlAl ; vy

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