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Garden City Telegram Tuesday, November 15. 1977 Page 7 Hart, Old Tight End Stun Cowboys DALLAS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals, back to their old cardiac finishes, unearthed 15-year veteran Jackie Smith for his first touchdown pass since 1975 Monday night to share heroics with Jim Hart and bury previously unbeaten Dallas 24-17 in high fourth-quarter drama. "I think it's obvious we've turned our season around," said Hart, who rifled a 49- yard touchdown.pass to Mel Gray and lobbed a 3-yard scoring pass to the 37-year-old Smith with 3:10 to play for the game winner. Dallas' record dropped to 8-1 and St. Louis put some suspense back in the National Conference Eastern Division race with its fifth consecutive victory for a 6-3 ledger. "I never thought something like this would happen to me again," said Smith, who was catching only his third pass of the season. "It's great to be part of it." Hart said "We usually throw that pass to the halfback and I think it surprised them." Dallas, off to its best start in the 17-year history of the club, appeared to have the Cardinals well caged, building a 14-3 halftime lead on Tony Dorsett's 1-yard touchdown run and a 2-yard scoring pass froni Roger Staubach to tight end Billy Joe DuPree. All St. Louis had to show for the first half of the nationally televised match was Jim Bakken's 26-yard field goal. But Dallas muffed a chance to blow the game wide open when Randy Hughes intercepted a Hart pass at the St. Louis 17 only to see DuPree return the favor with a fumble on an end around. St. Louis' Wayne Morris scored on a 1-yard touchdown run after Benny Barnes was flagged on a 43-yard interference call and the Cardinals trailed only 14-10. Efren Herrera's 21-yard field goal set the stage for Hart's fourth-quarter heroics. He found Gray wide open behind Aaron Kyle and Cliff Harris for the game-tying touchdown, then burned the jittery Cowboy defense with the pass to Smith. "We had the best feeling coming in here that we've ever had," said Hart. "The Cowboys were riding high and we had never won here so we turned the negative points into positive points for us." Cowboy Coach Tom Landry agreed. "We haven't played good for the last three or four weeks and a loss was inevitable," said Landry. "The Cardinals have made things interesting again in the division, particularly with us going to Pittsburgh next week." Landry sounded like there might be some changes in store for the sputtering Cowboy offense — like rookie Tony Dorset! moving into a starting position. "We have to use Tony more because he is running good," said Landry. St. Louis Coach Don Cory ell, who had seen his team lose a 30-24 h.eartbreaker to Dallas on Oct. 9, was euphoric. "I've never been as happy about a win like I was tonight," said Coryell. "This was a great victory. We wanted it bad." St. Louis intercepted Staubach twice, and the Cowboy quarterback said, "I can't blame my injured hip or thumb. I threw well in practice. We just missed some big thirddown plays and when we got up 14-3, I guess we really got loo conservative." The game was a rough-and tumble affair, with both Barnes of' the Cowboys and St. Louis' Lee Nelson being ejected for fighting "I just lost my cool and I shouldn't have let my temper run away from me," said Barnes. Cardinal offensive tackle Conrad Dobler said, "We're moving now. Dallas has some lough ones coming up ... If they have happen lo give us the championship we'll take it." SI. Louis halfback Terry Metcalf said "The resl of I he season looks good. We were just higher than Dallas. You know they were 8-0 and they weren't up like the first game. "Beating them down here was great since it was the first time since I've been here that we've done il. We thought we got robbed in the first game." Landry admitted St. Louis was hungrier. "We were asking for it because we hadn't been playing well," said Landry. And the Cardinals gave "it" to the last of the National Football League's unbeaten teams. Congestion Garden City Community College freshman Tony Byles lofts a one-handed jumper over the defensive pressure of McCook's Terry Schofleld Monday night during the Broncbusters' season- opening win. Mike Darby (22) and another McCook defender look on from the congested lane. JohnMontre NBA Job Market Shrinks By The Associated Press Branded with the words "injured reserve" and "waivers," rookies and veterans alike lost jobs as National Basketball Association teams cut their rosters to the new 11-man limit. Teams were permitted to carry up to three men on their injured lists and several players fell into that category Monday — among them Atlanta's Claude Terry, Cleveland's Terry Furlow, San Antonio's James Silas and New Jersey's Jan van Breda Kolff. Furlow, ill with virus attacks, has been unable to play since Oct. 11. Silas joined another guard, George Karl, on Ihe injured list. Center Mike Green, acquired last week from Seattle, took Silas' place. Silas is expected to be out for at leasl a week and when he or Karl returns, Ihe Spurs will have to make olher rosier moves. Terry aggravated an ankle injury Saturday night against San Antonio, and went onto reserve after playing three games for a six-point season scoring total. Besides trading Green, the Supersonics dropped veteran forward Willie Wise and third-year man Dean Tolson. The New York Knicks sent former Maryland star Tom McMillen to the Atlanta Hawks for a second-round draft choice next year. Philadelphia waived second-year guard Mike Dunleavy, the club's No. 4 guard, who played in just four games this season. The 76ers' starting center, Darryl Dawkins, is still on the injured list with a cut finger and when he returns, Ihe learn will have lo Irade or release anolher player. Kansas City cut forward Bob Bigelow, a first-round draft choice in 1975. The 6-fool-7 forward played in only one game Ihis season. Delroil placed guard Wayman Britt on waivers and reactivated forward Al Erberhard, who had suffered a fractured ankle Oct. 11. Boston was Ihe first team to reach the new limit when it dropped reserve center Jim Ard last week. Buffalo waived rookie guard Larry Johnson, the Braves' second-round draft pick this year. The Phoenix Suns cut 6-7 rookie forward Greg Griffin. The Denver Nuggets waived the man they'd acquired to bolster their front line, free-agent forward Jacky Dorsey. He appeared in seven games to average three rebounds and shot only 27.3 percent. Veteran reserve Kevin Restani was cut from the Milwaukee Bucks after averaging 5.7 points and 4.7 rebounds in the Ihree previous seasons. Golden Stale cut free agent forward Larry McNeill, a five-year veteran picked up from the New York Nets last season. The Houston Rockets waived rookie guard Phil Bond and the Chicago Bulls released guard Glen Hansen, who had a tolal of two minutes playing time this season. Indiana did not announce whom they released. Bond Cut HOUSTON (AP) — Rookie guard Phil Bond has been placed on waivers by the Houston Rockets, bringing the team to the 11-player National Basketball Association roster limit. Bond, 6-foot-l, was a third- round draft choice from Louisville. Houston also has two players on the injured list, C. J. Kupec and Rudy White. Buffaloes Named To All-League Unit Five Garden City High School football players have been named lo the Cenlral Kansas League all-conference team. The five league coaches nominated players, Ihen voted on a first team offense and a first learn defense. All players nol receiving first-team status were accorded honorable mention. Steve Baier, a 6-0, 182-pound senior linebacker, was named lo the first team defense, along wilh Kip Coulter, a 5-11,157-pound back. Brad Taylor, a 5-9,168-pound senior, was named first-team punier. Taylor also received honorable menlion as an offensive and defensive back. Chip Brown, a 258-pound senior, and Chuck nelson, a 169-pound senior, received honorable mention al Iheir tackle and backfield spots, respectively. The Buffaloes finished 2-7 last season, winning their first two contests before hilling an injury-plagued slump. * * * Entire GCCC Team Honored by Coaches Garden Cily Communily College head foolball coach Moe Colter has named his entire learn recipient of the "players-of-lhe-week" honors for ils 31-7 drubbing of Coffeyville Salurday night. The Broncbusters gained a share of Ihe Jayhawk Juco Conference title wilh Ihe viclory, and this Salurday will conclude their campaign in the second annual Beef Empire Bowl. "There is no way I can single out any individuals, '" Coder said. "II was a great game by all of our kids— everyone contribuled lo it. The coaching staff thinks the performance was as close to perfect as you can get." The Busters rolled up 250 yards passing and 261 yards rushing, while limiting Ihe Red Ravens lo 294 total yards and one touchdown. Mike Long, the conference's No. 2 passer, could complete only 18-44 passes and suffered three interceplions. The GCCC specially teams were clearly superior, Colter said. Garden City nalive Tim Crossland once returned a kick nearly 90 yards, while the Busters never allowed Coffeyville an opportunity to break one. Cotter said three players—Terry Jones, Tim Thomas and Darrell Littleton—will share this week's "Gong Award" for the hardest hit of the contest. GCCC hosls Scollsdale, Ariz., Junior College, 6-3- at 1:30 p.m. Salurday in the Beef Bowl. Sports in Brief By The Associated Press TENNIS MANILA — Spain's Manuel Oranles advanced lo Ihe second round of a $75,000 international tennis tournament wilh a 0-6,6-4, 6-2 viclory over Frenchman Jean Caujolle. Caujolle look Ihe firsl sel easily against Ihe world's fiflh-ranked player and jumped lo a 3-1 lead in Ihe second set before losing two service breaks lo go down 5-3. Then in Ihe lasl sel Ihe Frenchman held a 2-0 lead before Oranles reeled off six slraighl games. LAS VEGAS, Nev. Defending champion Ilie Naslase defealed praclice parlner Vilas Gerulaitis and Jimmy Connors bested John Alexander of Australia in Ihe opening round of Ihe $320,000 WCT Challenge Cup. Naslase, who won bolh previous Challenge Cups, downed Gerulailis 6-5, 5-6, 6-4 while Connors improved his lifetime record against Alexander to six victories and no losses wilh a 6-2, 6-1 win. BASEBALL DAYTON, Ohio — Willie McCovey, who broke the National League record for grand slams and passed 2,000 career hits during the' season, was named Ihe 13lh winner of baseball's Hutch Award. The award honors the memory of Fred Hutchinson, Ihe manager of Ihe Cincinnali Reds who died of cancer in 1964. The voling is based on Ihe player's abilily lo overcome adversely as well as displaying Ihe compelitive instincts demonstrated by Hulchinson. NEW YORK — Winning Ihe World Series was worlh $27,758.04 lo each member of Ihe New York Yankees who was voted a full share, Commissioner Bowie Kuhn announced. A full losing share for each Los Angeles Dodger was Steve Baier Chip Brown Kip Coulter $20,899.05. BOSTON — Owners of Ihe Boston Red Sox lost a court skirmish in Iheir effort to sell the learn quickly. A Suffolk County probate judge ordered that a hearing on a suit filed by unsuccessful bidders for Ihe baseball team be held in one week, rather than Tuesday. The estate of Ihe late owner, Thomas Yawkey, asked Judge Joseph P. Warner to hold the hearing sooner because, according lo attorney Edward Lev, the suit by an Ohio-based corporation is lying the hands of the Red Sox owners. HORSE SHOW TORONTO — Rodney Jenkins of Orange, Va., was Ihe best rider in a four-way jumpoff in the Jumper Slake al the Royal Horse Show. Jenkins, riding individually rather than with the U.S. equeslrain team, guided Loy Pawn through a clean round in the fastest time lo win $2,500. John Simpson of Cochrane, Alberta, rode Texas and was the only other rider lo go cleanly in the tiebreaker. BOWLING GLENDALE HEIGHTS, 111. — Dave Frame of Baldwin Park, Calif., averaged 239 for eight games lo take the opening round lead in Ihe $100,000 World Open Bowling Tournament. An eighl-year veleran who won his only Professional Bowlers Associalion title lasl year at Buffalo, Frame led secondplace Pele Couture, of Windsor Locks, Conn., by 31 pins, while Russell Huber, of St. Louis was another 11 pins back in third place. LIVE EVERY NITE GRAIN BIN "GENESIS" 9:00 to 1:00 Brad Taylor NFL at A Glance By The Associated Press AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE Eastern Division ..W LT Pet. PF PA Ball 8 1 0 .889 203 128 Miami 720 .778 183 126 N Eng d 540 .556 190 154 NY Jets 270 .222 133 190 Buff 270 .222 112 208 Central Division Cleve 5 40 .556200175 Pills 5 40 .556182164 Hsln 450 .444 189 145 Cinci 450 .444 125 167 Western Division Chuck Nelson Monte Game Site Changed The stale eighl-man semifinal foolball game belween Montezuma, 10-1, and Waconda East, 10-0, will be played at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Dodge Cty's Memorial Stadium. Montezuma, runner-up in the Santa Fe Trail League, will be the host team. School officials decided lo change Ihe site from Montezuma's home field to Dodge City early this week. Moscow will host Sharon in the other semi-final match. Oakld Denv S Diego Slle Kan City 8 1 0 8 1 0 4 50 3 60 270 .889 240 152 .889186 91 .444 125 129 .333 170 241 .222 140 219 NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCE Eastern Division Dallas S Louis Wash NYGIs Phila 10 30 40 50 60 .889 238 122 .667 203 146 .556 126 132 .444 111 178 .333 140 134 Central Division Minn 630 .667 140 128 Dtrl 4 5 0 .444 110 164 Chcgo 4 50 .444 171 213 Gn Bay 270 .222 83 152 Tpa Bay 0 90 .000 46 159 Western Division L.A. 6 30 .667 213 98 Atlnta 5 40 .556 90 62 S Fran 4 5 0 .444 114 134 N Orlns 270 .222 160 212 Monday's Game St. Louis 24, Dallas 17 MID WEST PRODUCERS ALL BREED CLUB CALF SALE SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19-2:00 P.M. DIGHTON LIVESTOCK SALE BARN FEATURING 50 TOP STEERS 10 TOP HEIFERS FOR INFORMATION CALL: LANE COUNTY EXTENSION STEVE BRONNENBERG RUSSELL KING, CEAA 316-397-5862 316497-5811 316-397-5766 (home)

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