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Pam- III NKWS-HKHALI), Piinania City. Fla., Thursday. S<'|)temlMT Vi, 1973 Mustangs Host To AAorionna Bridge Meet Opens Friday Hy ALLKN IIAKKLS Mowat .hinior Hi^h roarli Marvin Kohler will unveil probably the youngest and most inoxperiencpd squad in tlip history of Mustang football Thursday afternoon against a Marianna Middle School team at 2:30 p.m. at the Mowat field. Kohler |)ointed out tha "Marianna is jilst about the same size school as ae are and they have a tradition of fieJding strong football teams. Also they are allowed to have spring training which gives them a definite advantage over our team, especially .since our team has been completely decimated by graduation." Bay Coiuity junior high teams are not all owed to participate in Spring football practice as a county policy. However, Kohlei- has been very pleased by the willingness of his team to work hard and feels the boys are ready to accept the challenge of their first junior high game. "Our- spirit has been real good," said Kohler, "we have a very willing bunch of football players who have worked e.xtremely hard in ti-ying to make up for their lack of football knowledge and game experience." The sti-ongest point of this Our 2-Year Guarantee on any part in any new Wheel Horse tractor or attaching tool: if we make it and it has a manufacturing defect, we II replace it through our authorized dealer for 2 years after you bought it. AM you'll pay are service calls or transporting unit to and from dealer. On drive belts, commercially used tractors: the same guarantee for 90 days. Battery, engine are guaranteed separately by their makers, of course. WHEEL HORSE LAWN & GARDEN TRACTORS SMITH'S LAWN & GARDEN EQUIPMENT 1429 EAST AVE. PANAMA CITY, FLA. PHONE 769-1682 green Mustang team seems to be the quickness in the offensive backfield. The reason for this optimism is Charles and David Mixon, a pair of eighth grade speedsters who .starred on last year's track team. David will be the tailback in Kohler's power I offense and will probably shoulder most of the offensive load along will fullback Billy Ru-nett. Quarterback is a big question mark at this time, but David Ikeguchi has edged ahead of Bobby Lee and will probably start. On defense, Tom Buchle who transferred in from Huntsville, Ala., is described by Kohler as "the best hitter and most aggressive player we have on the team and will anchor our defense from his tackle position." Buchle is also the largest Mustang at 5-foot-9" and 177 pounds. Kohler plans to go mostly with a 4-4 defense occasionally switching to a 5-2 set when the situation dictates. When asked the biggest disadvantage facing the Mustangs this year Kohler was quick to point out that "our biggest problem is not having anyone at all back from last year's team and secondly it is very hard to fill any kind of a schedule since very few teams are playing seventh and eighth grade schedules exclusively." As it stands now, Mowat will play the junior varsity teams of Everitt and Rosenwald twice each in addition to Marianna. All, Norton Receive Offer LONDON (UPI)-Muhammad Ali and Ken Norton will be offered $1 million to stage a third fight. Eddie Thomas, Welsh boxing manager and former manager of champions Ken Buchanan and Howard Winstone, said Wednesday he is cabling an offer to Ali and Norton to stage a third fight for $1,000,000 in Londort next March. Thomas said he would expect Ali and Norton to split the prize money. "The idea would be to show the fight on closed circuit television all oyer the world, including Eastern Europe where they have never had a chance to see Ali," said Thomas, a former British welterweight champion. 9-2-03-36 THE RIGHT TIME FOR AUSTIN WATCHES IS NOW! A. Men's 17 jewel calendar watch, yellow gold color. B. Ladies' 17 jewel watch, white and yellow gold color, modern styled band. YOUR CHOICE $3995 C. Men's 25 jewel Automatic watch, day-date, gold & brown dial. 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Friday events will be tlie masters and non-masters pairs at 2 p.m. and the women's and men's pairs at 8 p.m. The individual competition will kick ^ off Saturday's slate at 9:30 a.m. with the two-session open pairs competition beginning at 2 p.m. and concluding with the 8 p.m. session. The Miracle Strip pairs will be open at 8 p.m. to non-qualifiers and new entrants. The two-session Swiss team event will be held on Sunday beginningat 11 a.m. Permanent trophies will be awarded to all winners and runners-up in addition to ACBL scheduled master points. Players will also be competing for the Edwin DeWitt floating trophy and the Marguerite Bryant trophy. Mrs. Calvin Smith, president of the local club and overall chairman for the tournament, stressed that any bridge player who would like to attend is welcome. There is no charge to non-competing observers, and all sessions are open. MUSTANG STARTERS — Here are the probable starters for Mowat High's Mustangs in today's game with Marianna Middle School at 2:30 p.m. at the Mowat field. Back row, left to right, Byron Kersey, Charles Mixon, Billy Barnette, David Mixon and Frank Goss. Front row, Tony Baas, Robby Robinson, Charles Hires, Jim Gay and Charles Nelson. Foreground, quarterback David Ikeguchi. Gators Picked Bv 17 SOUNDESIGN Stereo FM/AM Multiplex Receiver with 8-track cartridge Player & 4-Speed Deluxe Phono By United Press International Unlike UCLA, which was in a bit over its head against Nebraska la,st Saturday, most top-ranking major college football teams would rather open their season with a somewhat less-challenging opponent. The opener, which often serves as a scrimmage for many schools, is usually geared to getting out the butterflies, and the less formidable the opponent the better. It is a view the top-ranking teams seem to share. Sixteen of the nation's top 20 pre-season ranked tearris open their seasons this Saturday, and only five of those teams will be going against troublesome opponents. Seventh-ranked Penn State, lOth-ranked Colorado and 15th- ranked Louisiana State are opening against top-notch competition, while 14th - ranked Arizona State and 16th-ranked Houston could be in for a surprise against some underrated opposition. Penn State journeys cross country to play Stanford, Colorado and LSU meet each other at Baton Rouge, La., Houston hosts Rice and Arizona State visits Oregon The other 11 teams seem anxious to get that first victory tucked away. Top-ranked Southern California opens against a big name football school, Arkansas, but the Razorbacks aren't as formidable as they once were and the Trojans should have little trouble. The same can be said for the remainder of the top 20. Third- ranked Ohio State hosts Minnesota, fifth-ranked Alabama entertains California, sixth- ranked Michigan visits Iowa, ninth-ranked Tennessee entertains Duke and llth-ranked Oklahoma visits Baylor. Elsewhere, 13th-ranked Auburn meets Oregon State, 17th- ranked Florida entertains Kansas State, 18th-ranked Texas Tech plays Utah, 19th-ranked Georgia Tech visits South Carolina and North Carolina, also ranked 19th, hosts William and Mary. Our regional forecasters don't envision any upsets this weekend, although Oregon and Rice are capable of such actions. Penn State will have a tough time with Stanford but should pull it out and we like LSU to beat Colorado. Our regional forecasters this .season" are Fred McMane of New York (Ea.st), David Moffit of Atlanta (South), Ed Sainsbury of Chicago (Midwe.st), Charlie Smith of Kan.sas City (Midlands), Tracy Ringolsby of Denver (Rockies), Mike Rabun of Dallas (Southwest) and ,Ioe Sargis of ,San Francisco (Far West). The East Syracu.se 24 Bowling Green Vi —Orang(;men anxious to make coach Ben Schwartzwaldcr's final year a banner one. West Virginia 25 Maryland 20 —Danny Buf^j^s drives Terps wild. Navy 42 VMl 10—Middies have plenty of offensive might, Boston College ,TJ Temple 28 — Steve Maranagi outduels Steve .loachirn and Mai'ty Ginestra in aerial battle. Also—Holy Cross 10 over Northeastern, Villanova 7 over Massachusetts and Delaware 20 oover West Chester. The South Louisiana St. 21 Colorado 17— Bengal seniors have waited two years for rematch with Buffaloes. Tennessee 31 Duke 14—With Conredge Holloway at throttle and Haskel Stanback stoking. Vols' offense builds up steam. Alabama 35 California 10— Crimson Tide wishbone ready to roll again. Georgia 28 Pittsburgh 7— Johnny Majors needs more firepower if he plans to revisit Southeastern Conference again. Also—Auburn 14 over Oregon State, Florida 17 over Kansas State, Kentucky 7 over Virginia Tech, Mississippi State 20 over NE Louisiana, Georgia Tech 13 over South Carolina. The Midwest Ohio St. 42 Minnesota 20— Buckeyes might lose a game this year.. .but not to Gophers. Illinois 27 Indiana 14—Lonnie Perrin, the lUini's "Mr. Everything," is too much for Hoosiers to handle. Northwestern 24 Michigan St. 13—Veterans will do it for the Wildcats. Michigan 35 Iowa 7—Wolver rines will be ready. Purdue 20 Wisconsin 7—The Boilermakers are not good, but Badgers are worse. tAlso—Miami 14 over Dayton, Louisville 6 over Kent St., Long Beach St. 13 over Western Michigan. The Midlands Missouri 21 Mississippi 14— With Norris Weese sidelined. Rebels will be in for rough afternoon against veteran Missouri team. Kansas 23 Washington St. 20 —A virtual tossup, but David Jaynes' experience shoould make difference for Jayhawks. Oklahoma St. 35 TexasArling- ton 0—Cowboys are loaded and promise to make Jim Stanley's coaching debut an entertaining one. The Southwest tOklahoma 20 Baylor 10-But Sooners had best come to Waco prepared for fanatical effort because anything less could leave them a loser. SMU 38 Santa Clara 7— Mustangs test potentially powerful offense against easy opening week opponent. Houston 17 Rice 13—Another fierce struggle between neighborhood rivals which could turn into an upset. tTexas Tech 22 Utah 8—Red Raiders begin tuneups for their early sea.son encounter with Texas. Also—Texas A&M 7 over Wichita .State, West Texas St. 8 over Tul.sa. The Rockies Arizona 24 Wyoming 13— Wildcats' running game and stone-like defen.se brings home first Arizona victory ever in Laramie, Wyo. Brigham Young 35 Colorado St. Cougars have experience, .size and depth; Rams have nothing. New Mexico 27 New Mexico St, 7—Transfer Don Woods, NAIA total offense leader a year ago, cuts down Aggies dream's of undefeated season. Also—Pacific 14 over Tex- asElPaso, Utah St. 3 over Weber St. The Far West Southern California 35 Arkansas 7—Razorbacks should have stayed home. Penn St. 21 Stanford 17— Nittany Lions a little deeper in talent. Arizona St. 28 Oregon 24— Ducks almost pull it out. Washington 21 Hawaii 14 Rainbows in a little too deep, although Huskies no ball of fire. San Jose St. 38 Fresno St. 14 —Spartans hustling for new coach. Two Changes In Fish Meet There were two leader changes Wednesday in the News-Hearld's Silver Trophy fishing tournament. Lee R. Jaffe, Greenwood, S.C., took second place in the barracuda division with a 31-pounder, behind a 36-pounder caught by Larry A. Seale, Hackelburg, Ala. Joe Roche, Panama City, took the lead in the shellcracker division with a one-pound, 11 ounce fish. 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