Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on January 16, 1978 · Page 6
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Monday, January 16, 1978
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6—Uklah Daily, Journal, Ukiah, Calif. Monday, January 16, 1978 Dallas Cowboys put spurs to skittish Denver Broncos NEW ORLEANS (UPI) — TTie Dallas Cowbbys are pro footbSl 's new world champions, and it all began and ended with X>aig Morton. The Denver Broncos surprised everyone this season and reached the Super Bowl largely because of Craig Morton. And the Cowboys are champions again for the second time in seyen years •largely because of what^they did to Morton Sunday in a 27-10 Super Bowl XII victory over the Broncos. "The number one plan was to pressure Craig Morton," Dallas Coach .^om Landry said. "Not give liim enough time to throw." Morton set the tempo of one of the sloppiest Super Bowls ever played by throwing a record four interceptions, all in the first half — the first two leading to a 10-0 Dallas lead. The game was anything but a super performance, except perhaps for the Dallas defense, ,which held the Broncos to just,156 total yards. There were , 10 turnovers, one short of the Super Bowl record, and 20 penalties, a Super Bowl record. No onie ,was clearly the star of this game, so the Most Valuable Player award was shared by Dallas defensive lineman Harvey Martin and Randy White, who pressured Morton and his second-half replacement, NdrriS Weese, all game. The Cowboys and the Broncos set 24 Super Bowl records arid tied seven others, but most of them were negative. They included fewest first downs passing in a game (one, Denver), fewest yards passing (61, Denver), most penalties by a team (12, Dallas) arid most fumbles by a team (six, Dallas). Nevertheless, the NFC champion CoXvboys earned $18,000 each for the victory which broke the Super Bowl dominance of the AFC, which had won the last five and eight of the last nine^ NFL title games. Dallas won'its. second Super Bowl in four appearances, Only Minnesota has been in as many Super Bowls as Dallas, but the, Vikings have lost them all. The Broncos, the AFC champions who finished with a 14-3 mark, picked up the $9,000 per player loser share. Everything about the contest seemed to revolve around the 34-year-old Morton, who played his first 9 '/2 years in the NFL with Dallas before losing the starting quarterback job to Roger Slaubach. He completed only Eagle cagers notch 4th GVC victory Mendocino College's basketball Eagles led virtually from start' to finish Saturday night, but defeating a pesky College of the Sis- kiyous team which wouldn't quit the second half wasn't all that easy, either. But right, tmd Mendocino College, prevailed, 69 to 53, on Carl Purdy Court, as players quietly left the floor. The joy of' victory was tempered by the sadness, of losing a dear and good friend, one 6f the most popular students at Mendocino College, Cheerleader Diane Ong, pretty Laytonville coed. She was killed at about 4:50 p.m. in a one-car accident on Highway 101, about 9V4 miles north of Willits, when her car went out of control on the rain slick road, rolled and she was ejected. She was enroute to Carl Purdy Court to join her sister cheerleaders in boosting the Eagles to their fourth straight GVC victory and Uth in 14 games this season. Her sister cheerleaders, Merlene Scott, Kim Ramsey, Carolyn Doidge and Cathy Davison, decorated the Purdy walls with brilliantly conceived spirit banners before the game, as is their custom, banners made by Diane and the girls themselves. But they left before halftime in tears. Many in the near-Capacity crowd of 600 were subdued, too, as word spread quietly from person to person about the fatality. But efforts were made to keep the news from team members until after the game. ' Whether they knew or not we aren't sure, but for a period in the third and early fourth periods, or what would have been third periods, the Eagles,. pressed and harrassed by the suddenly fired up COS Eagles, went cold, their offense appeared to be going through the motions, and all desire to attack seemed gone. COS,, down at the half by close to 18 points, suddenly hit on a rash of baskets and it got a bit sticky in the late going. However, Petertjiarrett, the playmaker-scorer, "high gear" for the Eagles' basketball vehicle, got things moving again in time to spark the Eagles to victory — with the help of all his teammates who aroused themselves to turn a suddenly precarious leM back to a more realistic final 16 points.. Where Friday night, in a squeaker over Feather River, the Eagles had trouble getting rebounds, Saturday night they seemed to "oWn" the boards' most of the night, thanks to the work of Mike Edwards, who led the carrom recoveries with 12; and by turn Kenny NeWkirk, Pete Garrett, Jack Claunch, Bob Haskin, and others who got pretty good , position most of the night. Newkirk, a bit hiore relaxed than he had been under four fouls Friday night, had five steals, Garrett four assists, Qaunch 4, Newkirk and Art JLarvie three each as the Eagles hit on 27 field goals and 15 of 23 from the line for the night. Siskiyous, thanks to their mid-last half rally, ended with 24 field goals, five of 12 from the line and got to within ot^e point momentarally. Saturday night John Gastineau, the very promising and alert Frpsh from Cloverdale, came off the bench to score nine points and contribute key rebounds, defensive assistance and to help steady the Good Ship Eagle iq the short squall generated by never-say-die College of the Siskiyous from distant Weed. Garrett, who couldn't miss the first half, led the Eagles scoring,with 23 points on nine field goals and five of five from the line. He cooled off a bit, then cooly sank late pressure free throws and field goals. Newkirk had 11 points, Qaurich and Edwards, nine- each; Gastineau, nine off the bench; Art Larvie and Steve Santos, four-^ach. Butte College still leads the GVC with 5-0; Mendo,cino_^ College also is unbeaten at 4-o' in GVC play. Wednesday the Eagles travel to Redwoods to play always dangerous COR in Eureka. Friday the Eagles have a non-league game \vith American River of Placerville at 7:30 p.m. in Carl Purdy Hall; and Saturday the victory-hungry Eagles host Shasta at 7:30 p.m. Vi/o*fi wins game for 3ears, Ukiah's Doug Vilotti, now playing fbr the University of California Golden Bedrs, sank a field goal from 12 feet out in the final seconds Saturday at Berkeley to give the Cal team its first Pac -8 win of the season. Vilotti's heroics enabled the Bears to turn back Washington State's Cougars, 66-64,, in a thriller. Doug scored 13 second-half points to wind up with 15 for the night and with Gene Ransome, who tanked 21, led the Bear scoring attack. He had been averaging nine points per game, had the best field goal percentage on the team, and had contributed vital rebounding and bench strength to the Bears, who are 1-3 in Pac -8 play and 7-7 overall. Knox silent on Rams'coach LOS ANGELES (UPI) Stanford's Bill Walsh may be the media's leading candidate to replace Chuck Knox as coach of the Los Angeles Rams but Ram owner Carroll Rosenbloom isn't giving any hints. Asked point blank if Walsh had been offered the job, Rosenbloom replied, "We can't control what people write." 4-of-15 passes for 39 yards and was replaced by Weese midway through th6 third quarter and never returned. "Craig Morton is one of the best pocket passers in pro football," free safety Qiff Harris said. '-'Rushing Craig was our number one objective. We knew we needed to do that to win the game. He wasn't rattled. He didn't have the mobility that he needed. He couldn't get back into (he pocket to set up." In the early, stages, Dallas looked as if it might be the team to give the game away. The Ctowboys fumbled three times in the first six minutes, including Tony Hill's dropped punt return at the 1, but they recovered them all. The Cowboy^ lost only two of the six fumbles in the game. The Cowboys then turned the game in their favor when Randy Hughes snared the first of Morton's interceptions at the Broncos' 25. Staubach, who completed 17-of-25 passes for 183 yards, immediately threw 13 yards to tight end' Billy Joe Dupree to the 12. , The Cowboys groundout the final 12 yards, with rookie Tony Dorsett getting the final three off left tackle for the opening score. Aaron Kyle intercepted Morton's next attempt, which was tipped first by linebacker Bob Breun^g, returning it 19 yards to the Denver 35. The Cowboys penetrated to the 18 before stalling and Efren Herrera kicked a 35-yard field goal for a 10-0 first-quarter lead by Dallas. The Cowboys drove 32 yards with its next possession after a 32-yard punt by Denver's Bucky Dilts, setting up Herrera's second field goal — a 43-yarder for a 13-0 lead 3:44 into the second quarter. "We didn't have much success with our passing game, but there is more to a , successful pass play than the quarterback and rdteeiver," said Denver wide rieceiver, Jackbolbin. "Early in the game our pass protection was not as .good as it should have been—that had a lot to do with why White and Martin got MVPs. "I think we were a little bit in awe of where we were. It's kind of strange, Dallas beat us playing Denver-style football. They were very successful at converting turnovers. That's our game." The Broncos never really got back into the game, though they did pull within 13-3 and 20-10 in the third quarter. Jim Turner's 47-yard field goal 2:28 into the second half got Denver on the scoreboard. Dallas seemed to have put the game away midway through the third quarter when Butch Johnson made a diving grab at the goal line of Staubach's 45 -yard TD pass on a third-and-10 play. But Denver refused to give up. Rick Upchurch returned the ensuing kickoff a Super Bowl record 67 yards to the Cowboys 26. Weese came into thie game after Morton, on first down, almost threw his fift,h interception, which was .dropped by defensive end Ed "Too Tall" Jones, Weese, a running quarterback not known for his passing, moved the Broncos in for a TD, with rookie Rob Lytle going the final yard to close the score to 20-10. "I'm not concerned that I was replaced," Morton said. "Norris can scramble and we thought he might get something going. He originally came in fbr one play to set somethiilg up. He came up wiih a big play and they decided to leave him in." The Cowboys sealed the game following the last turnover of the game. Weese, attempting to pass from the shotgun formation, was hit by Martin and fumbled at his own 29. Kyle made the recovery and on the next play, fullback Robert Newhouse ran to his left, stgpped and lofted a 29- yard TD pass to Goldert Richards. "We have nothing to be ashamed of," Denver Coach Red Miller said. "We have nothing to hang our heads about. We came a lot farther than people expected." Ukiahi mat team does very well Coach Bill Carr's Montgomery Invitational Wrestling Tournament was one of the best ever, with the strongest mat teams closely bunched until the final 13 showdown bouts. Even then the lead changed hands back and forth, until El; Molino's strong matmen emerged winner of the team title by a scant 4V2 point margin over Uki^h and Rancho Cotate, tied for second place.! Host Montgomery also was in the, thick of things, too, just 7'i> points out of a thl-ee-way tie for second and 13 out of first place! Behind Montgomery's 144 points for fourth came Concord, with 82 '/2 Sonoma, with 54 '.'2 ; Clear Lake, 52 and Santa Rosa, 47. ' El Molino, which will seek to dethrone host Ukiah and the rest of the field in this Saturday's 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Masonite-Ukiah Invitational •Tournament in Chessall Gymnasium, wound up with a winning total of 157 points, to 152 ''2 by Ukiah and Rancho Cotate, at Montgomery. Ukiah's Hugo Lopez wound up second at 95 pounds to Barnes of Montgomery, but defeated Gomes of fel Molino after a first-round bye. Scott Pardee, "at 105, advanced on a forfeit, then lost to Santa Rosa's 105-pound champion, Rehe, voted most outstanding lightweight. Pardee lost a consolation bout to El Molino. Rich Navin won two bouts before dropping a 13 to 7 struggle to Armstrong of Lakeport to take second at 114. Brad Fox of Ukiah dropped his two bouts at 122, but at 129 Ukiah won its first championship of the tourney as Robert Kuintzle . swept through, three opponents arid won his finale, 9-0 over St. Qair of El Molino. Ukiah's Gerardo Lopez also won a big Championship victory, at 135, defeating E^L Molino and Lakeport matmen before taking a 2-0 reversal win over Sanchez of Rancho for the championship. Chuck Navin of Ukiah won his first 140 pound bout, lost to Johnson of El Molino, the eventual champion; then scored two consolation wins for third place honors to help Ukiah's cause still more. Kenny Johnson, 147, won his first bout, lost his second, then dropped a consolation bout. Ukiah's flichar.d Paz, sophomore transfer from Cafquintefs host Sonoma Tuesday Ukiahi's Varsity and Jayvee basketball teams host the Sonoma Dragons of the Sonoma County Athletic League Tuesday in Chessall Gymnasium, aftef suffering two defeats Friday at the hands of another SCAL team, Piner, in Santa Rosa. The first Jayvee game starts at 6 p.m., with Varsity game at 7:30. Coach Bill Brunemeyer's Varsity Cats will seek to find ways of neutralizing and beating the tall Sonoma quintet. Lessons learned against also tall Piher, even in defeat, may help. Coach Bill Heath's Jayvees also must do things better all- around ' than they did in an admittedly tough ,but still counted loss Friday, Willits, took third at 156 to help .his new school, • winning his first bout, losing his second to the eventual champion from El Molino; then, taking two consolation victories. Rich Elliott of Ukiah split his two bouts at 167 but added to the Ukiah total. Cliff Yaple won' his first 177 pound bout, Ipst his second, then came back to win two consolation matches, including the battle for third won ona pin victory. Steve Knedler of Ukiah, at 191 pounds, won the championship in his division, including wins over Bohan of El Molino and a 6-4 title win over Bailey of Sonoma in the finals. Records fell in 12th Super Bowl Tar Heels barely gain split in weekend cage play Pac-8 gridders whip Big-10 again Blazers do not fold By United Press International The Portland Trail Blazers were playing in Boston Garden with a 13-point halftime deficit and without their star player. In other years, that would have meant a loss for the Blazers. But, that was before Portland and not Boston was the NBA champ and before, Boston did to basketball what Abbott and Costell^ did to baseball lineups. "We were hurryiijg in' the .first half," Portland Coach Jack Ramsay said Sunday, after Portland topped Boston, 107-103, in overtime, despite the absence of star center Bill, Walton. "We would haye had the same shots if we had waited for them in the first half, put we didn't. Portland trailed, 59-46, at halftime and, 63-46, at one point of the third period. Forward Maurice Lucas led the charge at that point, scoring the next seven points. Guard Lionel Hollins took the cue and netted the next four. "In the second half we moved much better and waited for our shots," said Ramsay. "The key was that we worked hard with nine people and persevered." Walton was absent, due to the birth of his second child. One of Walton's replacements, Lloyd Neal, came through and scored six of his 10 points in overtime. It was a second chance for Neal, who missed a chance to put the game away when he missed two fouj .shots with only five seconds left in regulation'play. By United Press International North Carolina's famed "four-corner" offense almost turned into a dead end for thcL Tar Heels Sunday afternoon. The second-ranked Tar Heels, who Saturday suffered their first conference setback in a 92-84 loss to Duke, dominated Wake Forest most of the way Sunday but had a 14-point second-half lead cut to one by the Deacons' Rod Griffin and Frank Johnson before North Carolina held on for a 71-69 victory. Leading, 66-61, with 5:57 left to play, UNC went into it§ fourcorner offense — with All- America guard Phil Ford controlling the ball and the other four players, spread ai'ound the court — but three turnovers almost cost the Tar Heels the game. North Carolina Coach Dean Smith refused to concede his stall strategy had been a mistake: "I don't think they (turnovers) were our fault," Smith said. "Wake Forest' caused them wit.h great basketball." The Deacons, behind two baskets by Johnson and one by Griffin, ci-acked North Carolina's delay gariie and cut the lead lo 66-65 with four minutes to play, before ForcJ's four free- throws and teammate Jeff Wolf's foul shot preserved the win. Jerome Whitehead scored 22 points and Ulice PSyne and Butch Lee 19 each to lead the fired-up. defending. NCAA champion Marquette Warriors to a, 97-81 victory over,JVevada-Las Vegas. The fourth-ranked Warriors led by as many as 16 at 34-18 in the first half, hut the Rebels finally got on track and pulled to^within 46-42 at the half before fading. Hot-shooting Tony Smith of Nevada had a game high 27 points. On Saturday, top-ranked Kentucky had little trouble with LSU, mauling the Tigers, 91-61. In other top 10 games, third-. rated Arkansas lost to Texas, 75-69, and No. 9 Syracuse lost to Pittsburgh, 86-81, fifth- rated UCLA beat Oregon St., 77-60, No. 6 Notre Dame edged St. Bonaventure, 79-78, seventh-ranked Indiana St. defeated Drake, 92-80, No. 8 Louisville downed Georgia Tech,, 90-84, and No. 10 Kansas beat Oklahoma, 91-61. And elsewhere, Michigan State defeated Northwestern, 67-63, Georgetown nipped South Carolina, 47-43, Indiana lost to Wisconsin, 78-65, Holy (^•oss downed St. Peter's, 10465, Providence beat Pennsylvania, 67-65, New Mexico beat Arizona, 93-81, Iowa State upset- Nebraska, 65-59, Virginia upset I^rth Carolina St., 74-60, and Memphis State surprised Cincinnati, 67-63. SEATILE (UPI) - It was "probably the greatest thing" that ever happened to Washington State's Dan Doornik, named most valuable player, of the first Challenge Bowl Saturday. Doornik rushed for 142 yards and set up two touch- downs'to lead the Pacific-8 lo a 27-20 victory over the Big-lO in tlic Kingdome. . More than 50 NFL scouts were ^ong the crowd " of 20,578 who saw the game. Professional agents were in town all week trying to line up "prospects to represent in negotiations with the professional clubs. Doornik said he wants a chance with the NFL. "It would be ideal to combine that with medical school," he said. The Cougar senior plans to attend medical school no matter what. It was Doornik's 67-yard run that set up the gamers first score. Washington's Warren Moon passed three yards to use 's • Mosi Tatupu of Honolulu for the first touchdown. Moon said. there was a "little bit of extra pressui"e" in die game. "Because of riiy Rose Bowl success and everything people maybe expect an awful 16t in this game. So if you mess up you may blow your pro chances." The Pac -8 jumped off to a 200 lead before the Big-10 put points on the board. The Mrdwesterners rallied strongly in the second half but could not overtake the 20-7 lead the Pac -8 carried into the dressing room at halftime. Kurt Stegar, Illinois quarterback, pulled off one of the game's most sparkling plays when he scrambled out of a neaNack and hei^ved a 51- yard touchSowi pass to Mark Bailey of Norm ^ifestern. NEW ORLEANS (UPI) — There were 24 Super Bowl records set and nine tied in Siinday's 27 -10 Dallas yictory over Denver. The records are as follows: . Super Bowl Record Set Most yards gained, passing, career—506 Roger Staubach. Highest passing completion percentage,' career—64.7 Roger Staubach (44 -168). Most touchddvras passing, career—5 Roger Staubach. Most passes had Intercepted, game—4 Craig Morton (15 att.) Most, passes had intercepted, career—7 Craig Morton 41 att.) Most field goals attempted, Career—6 Jim Turner (2 games). Most yards' -gained kickoff returns, game—94 Rick Upchurch. Longest kickoff return, game —67 Rick Upchurch. Highest average kickoff returns, game—31.3 Rick Upchurch, Most fumbles, career — 4 Roger Staubach. Fewest first downs, passing, game—1 Denver. Fewest first downs passing, both teams, game—9 Denver (1), Dallas (8). Fewest yards passing, game —1 Denver. Fewest yards gained, punt returns, game—0 Denver. Most yards gained, kickoff returns, game— 173 Denver. Longest kickoff return, game —67 .penver. Most yards gained, kickoff returns, both teams, game— 2 ^4 Denver (173), Dallas (51). Highest average kickoff returns, game— 8.8. Denver. Most penalties, game—12 Dallas. Most penalties, both, teams, game—20 Dallas (12), Denver (8). Most fumbles, game — 6 Dallas. Most fumbles, both teams, game—10 Dallas (6), Denver (4). Most fumbles, recovered, game— 8 Dallas, 4 opp., 4 own. Most points, third quarter,, both teams—17 Denver (10), Dallas (7). Super Boy/X Records Tied Most field goals attempted, game—5 Efren Herrera M6st field goals made, career —4 Jim Turner, 2 games Most fumbles recovered. game—2 Randy Hughes, Dallas Most times" tackled attempted to pass, b6th'teams, game—9 Dallas (5), Denver (4) Most touchdowns passing, game—2 Dallas. Fewest touchdowns passing, game—0 Denver. Most interceptions by team, game— 4 Dallas. ARE YOU IN A HURRY-CALL 1*1 I Foster's Tire Service Onedayrtcap' lervlce New tirci Top Quality recapt /O N. 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