Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa on December 27, 1971 · Page 7
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Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa · Page 7

Estherville, Iowa
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Monday, December 27, 1971
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Lorige st Game, Bad Snap Top Weekend Grid Play By BRUCE LOWITT Associated Press Sports Writer •'Don't look back," was the message from the White House. Unfortunately, it went to the Washington Redskins, who have nowhere else to look until next season. It's San Francisco, Dallas, Baltimore and Miami that aren't looking back today. They're looking forward to the one final step that leads to New Orleans and Super Bowl VI. The 49ers and Cowboys will go at it next Sunday in Dallas In a repeat performance of their clash of a year ago for the National Conference championship. Dallas, which won that battle 17-10- only to lose 16-13 to Baltimore in the Super Bowl- earned the right Saturday to shoot for the conference crown again by muzzling the Minnesota Vikings 20-12. And on Sunday, the 49ers earned the right to take another shot at the Cowboys by rallying to edge Washington's Redskins 24-20. In the American Conference scraps, Miami and Kansas City engaged in the longest game in pro football history Saturday before Garo Yepremian's 37- yard field goal booted the Dolphins to a 27-24 triumph. And Baltimore, with Johnny Unites picking apart the Cleveland defense and the Colts' defense smothering the Browns' attack, breezed to a 20-3 victory and the chance for a third game this season against Miami, also on Sunday. "We made too many mistakes and they didn't make any," Redskins Coach George Allen sighed. Three of the biggest were a bad guess, a bad pass and a bad snap. The guess came with Washington leading 10-3 early in the third quarter and a fourth- down-and-inche s-to-go on the San Francisco 11-yard line. Allen gambled that 'Skins could make the first down—and guessed wrong. Three plays later the game was tied as 49ers' quarterback John Brodie and wide receiver Gene Washington teamed on a 78-yard touchdown bomb. The bad pass by Washington quarterback Billy Kilmer came only minutes later. Roosevelt Taylor intercepted it to set up Brodie's two-yard scoring strike to tight end Bo Windsor. And the bad snap cost the •Skins the game. It squlbbed past punter Mike Bragg and bounced into the end zone, where the 49ers* Bob Hosklns pounced on it for a touchdown. Bruce Gossett added the other San Francisco points with a field goal while Curt Knight booted two for Washington and Kilmer passed for a pair of touchdowns. Don Nottingham, subbing for injured Norm "Boo" Bulaich in the Baltimore backfield, wound up with 92 yards rushing and two touchdowns while the Colts limited the entire Cleveland ground game to a mere 69 yards. "Boo is a better runner overall and he's a better receiver," Colts Coach Don McCafferty said. "However, we got a great job from Nottingham here, especially when you consider he's a rookie coming into his home area to play." While Nottingham was grinding up the Browns and Unites was shredding them — the cagey quarterback completed 13 of 21 passes for 143 yards— Bubba Smith was standing atop a defensive wall that yielded only one field goal. Bubba personally blocked two others. The Cowboys, with the No. 1 offense in the NFC, finally got it rolling against the Vikings' No. 1 defense after taking only a 6-3 halftime lead. But it was the Dallas defense that actually ignited it. Cliff Harris' interception of a Bob Lee pass set up the Cowboys' first touchdown, a 13-yard Duane Thomas scamper on the very next play. Then Roger Staubach quarterbacked Dallas 52 yards, capping the drive with a nine-yard scoring pass to Bob Hayes. The Kansas City-Miami clash was a nerve-rattler from start to finish with the Chiefs repeatedly taking the lead and the Dolphins repeatedly rallying to obliterate it. Kansas City seemed set to win it in regulation play when Ed Fodolak slammed over from three yards out with 6:46 to go. But quarterback Bob Griese brought the Dolphins right back to tie it 24-24 with clock— but, incredibly, Jan Stenerud's 32-yard field goal attempt sailed wide to the right. He also had a chance to win it for Kansas City in the first overtime with a 42-yarder. But this time Nick Buonlconti blocked the boot. Then, finally, 22 minutes and 40 seconds after the fourth, quarter had ended, and on th4 44th play of overtime, Yepr- emian booted the Chiefs to the sidelines and the Dolphins to victory. 1:36 remaining on a five-yard touchdown pass to Marv Fleming. Then it seemed a sure bet that Kansas City would win it with 35 seconds still on the Sports Big Eight Cage Meet Opens Tonight Ringsted, Ruthven Hosting Tourneys Ringsted and Ruthven will host girls' Holiday Basketball Tournaments this week, Ringsted on Monday and Tuesday nights and Ruthven on Tuesday and Wednesday. Tonight at Ringsted, Armstrong will tangle with Graettinger at 7 p.m. and Mallard will meet Ringsted at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday's action will feature the losing teams meeting at 7 p.m. and the winners vieing for the championship at 8:30 p.m. Graettinger and Mallard are Cornbelt Conference schools and Ringsted and Armstrong are in the State Line. All four teams appear to be fairly even in caliber this season. At Ruthven, Lakota will play Melvin at 7 p.m. Tuesday and West Lyon will meet host Ruthven at 8:30 p.m. The first round losers will meet in the first game Wednesday and the winners at 8:30 p.m. ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS, MON., DEC. 27, 1971 Page 7 Farragut Heads Girls' Ratings By ROBERT MOORE Associated Press Sports Writer KANSAS CITY (AP) - Missouri, Iowa State or Kansas State is expected to win the 26th annual Big Eight Conference preseason basketball tournament which opens tonight at the Kansas City Municipal Auditorium. On paper, Missouri appears to have the best chance. The Tigers, one of only three teams going into the four-day event with a winning record, seek their eighth victory in nine, games when they face the Nebraska Cornhuskers, 5-4, in the second half of tonight's doubleheader. Oklahoma State, 1-5, and Colorado, 1-6, tangle in the curtain-raiser. Defending champion Kansas, 3-4, meets Iowa State, 5-4, and Kansas State, 4-5, tests Okla- Big Football Weekend Slated for Orange Bowl By HUBERT MIZELL Associated Press Sports Writer MIAMI (AP) - Football's "Super Weekend" is ahead in Miami with the national championship college game plus a pro showdown, giving the Orange Bowl two 77,000 sellouts within 14 hours. Next Saturday night's Orange Bowl game between No. 1-ranked Nebraska and No. 2 Alabama might have, according to ticket people, drawn a crowd of 250,000. Crimson Tide Coach Bear Bryant calls it "the biggest game there's ever been." That one kicks off at 8 p.m. EST, and the collegg, mob won't clear out of the mammoth horseshoe-shaped stadium until nearly midnight Next Sunday's 1 p.m. American Football Conference title game between the defending Major Era Ends at Tennessee MIAMI (AP) — College Football's first family, the Majors of Tennessee, ends a colorful 19-season era in tonight's Shrine North-South game. "Guess this is it until the next generation," said Johnny Majors, 36, who began it all as a University of Tennessee freshman tailback in 1953. "College football has been great to the Majors family . . . and I hope we've added something to the game." Bobby Majors, the last of five brothers, was an Ail-American safety at Tennesee this year and will patrol the secondary for the South in the all-star charity event. His big brother, Johnny, will coach the North. The older Majors is now head coach at Iowa State. Kickoff is scheduled for the nationally televised ABC game is set for 9:10 p.m., EST, with the Orange Bowl crowd expected to top 25,000. The North has won the last five games to tie the series at 11-11-1. From Johnny to Bobby, the sons of Shirley and Elizabeth Majors have added punch to college football for almost two decades. Shirley does his part, too. The father has been head coach at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., since 1957. Johnny was an All-American tailback in 1956 at Tennessee. The second son, Joe, played quarterback at Florida State. Billy was a standout tailback at Tennessee, finishing in 1960. Larry went with poppa, starring as a Sewanee tailback through 1965. Then came Bobby, a defender and kick returner Iowa vs. Nebraska LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska's football team has scheduled non-conference games with the University of Iowa in 1979-80-81, according to the Huskers' 10-year schedule released over the weekend. Nebraska will play at Iowa City in 1979 and 1981, while the Hawkeyes travel to Lincoln in 1980. The two teams have played intermittently since 1891, but last met in 1946. Boxing Entries DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Entries for the Feb. 10-11 Iowa Golden Gloves are being accepted by tournament director Dave Fidler, it was announced Sunday. Open and novice division boxers, age 16-26, must be in good physical condition and be able to pass a physical exam. who may have been the pick of the litter. The North-South contest is one of two postseason games on Monday's schedule. Arizona State, 10-1, and Florida State, 83, clash in the first annual Fiesta Bowl at Tempe, Ariz. Arizona State is the nation's eighth-ranked team. The Fiesta Bowl will match Arizona State's potent ground game, headed by sophomore Woody Green, against Florida State's spectacular passing duo of Gary Huff and Rhett Dawson. The rest of the week's college schedule: Tuesday— Tangerine Bowl at Orgando, Fla., Toledo vs. Richmond; Blue-Gray Game at Montgomery, Ala. Thursday— Peach Bowl at Atlanta, Mississippi vs. Georgia Tech. Friday— Gator Bowl at Jacksonville, Fla., Georgia vs. North Carolina; East-West Shrine Game at San Francisco; Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl at Houston, Colorado vs. Houston. Saturday— Orange Bowl at Miami, Nebraska vs. Alabama; Sugar Bowl at New Orleans, Oklahoma vs. Auburn; Rose Bowl at Pasadena, Calif., Michigan vs. Stanford; Cotton Bowl at Dallas, Penn State vs. Texas. world champion Baltimore Colts and the Miami Dolphins is certain to generate even more enthusiasm among the local folks. Tickets go on sale today for the Colts-Dolphins match and they may not last until nightfall. There are no hotel rooms available for the New Year's weekend, no airplane space from most major cities and no rental cars for rent. Miami's six-year-old pro team has become a full-fledged grown-up among the National Football League powerhouses. The Dolphins were 10-4 in 1970, then lost a playoff opener to Oakland 21-14. This season, the Dolphins edged the Colts for the Eastern Division championship of. the AFC with a 10-3-1 record and last Saturday nudged Kansas City 27-24 in the longest game e«er played. Miami won the 82-minute, 40- second battle on a Garo Yepr- emian field goal from 37 yards out midway through the second sudden-victory quarter. About 4,000 Dolphin fans showed up at Miami International Airport at midnight Saturday to welcome the team back from Kansas City. The work crews at the Orange Bowl may have to be beefed up for a quick cleanup following the Nebraska-Alabama masterpiece. The fastest they have ever tidied up the massive stadium after a big crowd was 16 hours. FREE PRESCRIPTION _ DELIVERY THRIFT STAMPS WITH EVERY PURCHASE OPEN 9 to 6 DAILY - SUNDAYS 10 A.M. TO 12 NOON THURSDAYS 'TILL 9 P.M. 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They may not possess the physical strength of some recent Nebraska teams but they're still plenty tough." Besides Brown, Missouri has experience in Mike Jeffries, Greg Flaker, Mike Griffin, Qrv Salmon and Jerry Stock and an outstanding rookie in Al Eberhard, the Tigers' No. 2 scorer with a 14.5 point average. Chuck Jura, Mike Peterson and Al Nissen, all seniors, are the backbone of the Corn­ huskers. The Oklahoma State-Colorado game is a tossup. The Cowboys haven't much height but 6-foot- 7 Ralph Rasmuson and 6-6 Kevin Fitzgerald, both sophomores, have been surprises. State Coach Sam Aubrey thinks "Colorado will surprise a lot of folks. Jim Creighton played in Cliff Meely*s shadow last year but will come into his own this year." Besides Creighton, Colorado has two . sophomores,,;; Scott; Wedman and Lee Haven, who are developing rapidly. Wity Meely, the all-time Big Eight scorer, gone, Coach Sox Walseth is in the process of rebuilding. Kansas goes into the tourney with a losing record for the first time since 1961. However, when Bud Stallworth, averaging 22.1, gets hot, the Jay- hawks have to be regarded as a serious threat. Stallworth and Aubrey Nash are the only starters back from last season when Kansas won this tournaent and the Big Eight championship. When you consider the opposition, Kansas' record isn't as bad as it appears. Five of the Jayhawks' seven foes are or have been ranked in the Top Ten. Iowa State has a new coach, Maury John, and an assortment of new players. Gene Mack is the only one of four returning starters who is still a starter. Four junior college transfers, Martinez Denmon, Tom O'Connor, Clinton Harris and Wayne Williams, have moved into the picture. Kansas State has six players who have started at one time or another. Steve Mitchell, a 6- foot-10 gem, led the Wildcats in scoring last season. Despite all of the returning talent, sophomores Lon Kruger and Danny Beard have taken over the guard spots. Oklahoma has won three in a row after dropping its first three. The Sooners, riddled by injuries, are led by Bobby Jack, who has a 21.7-point scoring average. Scott Martin and Andrew Pettes are both veterans. When some of the injured Sooners return in January, Coach - John MacLeod 'thinks Oklahoma will "make a good run" at the Big Eight title. The tournament championship will be decided Thursday night TOP TWENTY Farragut 10 0 West Central (Maynard) 9 0 Mediapolis 9 0 Hubbard 10 0 Midland 7 0 Rockford 9 0 Marcus 9 0 Hinton 9 0 Elk Horn-Kimballton 8 1 Wellsburg 8 0 Guthrie Center 8 1 Parkersburg 7 l Everly . 6 0 Bennett 9 1 Winfield-Mount Union 6 1 Montezuma 8 l Rolfe 7 1 Lenox 8 0 Perry 6 l Gilbert 6 1 Farragut, the defending state champion, is the No. 1 rated girls' basketball team in the state according to ratings announced by Jack North. Coach Leon Plummer's veteran sextet has won all 10 starts so far this season to boost its winning streak to 40 games. West Central holds the No. 2 position, the Devilettes posting a 9-0 record for the season and a 34-1 record since the start of the 1970-71 seasoa Third rated Mediapolis is 9-0 for the season and since the start of the 1970 season is 38-2. Everly, a member of the Corn- belt Conference again has popped into the top twenty with the 13 rating posting a 6-0 record to date this season. Four of the rated teams were defeated during the last weekend of Tuesday Including Elk Horn- Kimballton by Guthrie Center, Bennett to Midland, Gilbert by Hubbard, and Winfield-Mount Union by Mediapolis in battles of rated teams. Adel, absent from the ratings, paced the state currently in team offense with a 92-5 average while Denver heads the defensive sta-* tistics with a 32.4 average. Patrice Owen of Maxwell is the top scorer to date in Iowa with a 52.8 average for six games, Judy Hartwig of Ocheyedan is second with a 52.3 average and Rhonda Primus of Wellsburg is third at 50.4. Ten girls are currently averaging over 42 points a game. DECEMBER 27th TO 31st Men's and Boys' •WINTER COATS •SWEATERS *SUITS "SLACKS *SP0RTC0ATS BROKEN LOTS 30 SO OCf6*l & ALL SALES FINAL - ALL SALES CASH - NO RETURNS HI

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