Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on November 21, 1977 · Page 7
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Garden City, Kansas
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Monday, November 21, 1977
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Page 8 i (lily Mondtiv. November 21, 1«>77 Blocked Reid Goal Deadlocks Beef Bowl GCCC, Scottsdale Battle to 15-15 Tie By LEE STUART II was at a breakfast Saturday morning, just a few hours before the second annual Beef Empire Bowl football game was to begin. Garden City Community College head coach Moe Cotter was at the podium, cracking up his audience as usual. Then he turned serious. "The nicest thing that could happen to these two teams (his Broncbusters and Scottsdale, Ariz.) would be for both of them to win today. They are equally deserving. I don't know, maybe a tie would be a good thing. That way, no one would have to walk off the field a loser." Well, that afternoon, no one did. Garden City's Tim Crossland rushed through the center of the Scottsdale offensive line to block Udon McSpadden's 31-yard field goal attempt with eight seconds remaining to preserve a 15-15 tie in the annual classic. McSpadden, who booted field goals in excess of 45 yards during the regular season, six seconds earlier had missed from 46 yards out. He was granted another opportunity, however, when GCCC linebacker Tim Carver was guilty of roughing the kicker. The last-second block reflected the tense nature of the contest from its outset. Before about 2,200 fans on a cool, overcast afternoon, GCCC won the opening loss and started a first half turnover parade. With freshman quarterback Butch Kelly hitting first Mike Friede for 11 yards, then tight end Mike McAlpine for 14, the Busters moved from their 29 to the Scottsdale 26. The march was precluded, though, when Scottsdale's Rob Halchishick picked off a Kelly aerial intended for Friede at the five. A few minutes later, Scotlsdale saw its first sustained march thwarted when GCCC tackle Dave Buss pounced on a fumble at the Busier 32. The first frame ended scoreless. Scottsdale finally drew first blood at the 7:24 mark of the second stanza Telegram's Sports when Mike Morris, a 5-10, 227- pound AAU power-lifting champion, plunged in from the two. The scoring drive was set up by a Tom Larsen interception on the GCCC 33. Scoltsdale quarterback John Anderson, who played only in the second quarter, drilled Greg Jackson for 19 yards to the 10 to fuel the attack. McSpadden's boot put GCCC in a 7-0 hole. But, just as they had done all year en route to the Jayhawk Juco Conference co- championship, GCCC turned the big play. Fifty-two seconds after the Scottsdale TD, Kelly found Friede down the left sideline for 74 yards and six points. The scoring strike was Kelly's 21st of the year, 18 of those going to Friede. Rick Balluch, a freshman from Wakeeney, missed the extra point kick attempt, however, leaving the Busters down by a point. Scollsdale penetrated GCCC lerriloty once more before intermission, but Buss recovered his second fumble at the 44 to halt the threat. The third quarter belonged to Garden City. The Buster defense, which ranked fourth overall in the conference, forced two punts and a 52-yard field goal attempt on Scottsdale's first three possessions before the offense mounted an 88-yard, 12-play scoring drive. Kelly was at his best during the march, hitting McAlpine for nine, Fride for 25 on a sideline screen and Mike Nemelh for 10. He climaxed the show with a nine-yard TD pass to McAlpine. The 6-3, 218-pound light end bobbled the ball at the (wo, then lunged over for the score. A two-point conversion pass attempt was batted away, leaving the score al 12-7. Scollsdale, dubbed Ihe Artichokes four years ago by an irreverenl sludenl body, regained conlrol with 12:35 left in the game when Morris dove in from the three. Quarterback Chris Calcagno, who was voted the outstanding offensive back of the game, hit Jon Baker with a two-point PAT pass for a 15-12 lead. Typically, GCCC was quick CARVER. . . named top defensive back. to come back. Freshman fullback Floyd Smith, who led all ground-gainers with 89 yards on only 12 carries, broke a 50-yard run down the south sideline, finally running out of steam al the Scottsdale 23. Three consecutive off-side penalties on the Artichokes moved the ball to the eight. But GCCC was unable to go farther, settling for Balluch's 29-yard field goal and a 15-15 lie at Ihe 10:02 mark. The next nine minutes were played between the 30-yard lines. GCCC picked up a first down at the 45 of Scottsdale with about a minute left, but could manage only nine yards on a fourth-and-10 pass. Then Calcagno hit Jackson for 29 yards to the Buster 29, setting up the frantic final seconds. "I know you can talk about hating to see either team lose, bul we were both coaching for Ihe win all the way," Cotter said after the game. "That's the name of the game — to win. "They are the best football learn we've played this year. They run an excellent option which we don't see in our league. We had to play our pants off to get 15 points." "It was a good season, but I'm not proud of the ending," Scottsdale coach John Aviananlos said. Statistics were fairly even: GCCC managed 18 first downs, 139 yards rushing and hil 15-30 passes for 191 yards. Scollsdale recorded 23 first downs, 216 yards on the ground and 143 yards on 9-17 aerials. GCCC was guilty of five penalties for 55 yards, the Artichokes 10 for 100. The Busters punted five times for a 39-yard average and lost two interceptions, while Scottsdale booted four times for a 39-yard clip and lost three fumbles. GCCC ends the year with an 8-3-1 record, Scottsdale with a 6-3-1 mark. Greg Strickland and Jim Home of Scottsdale received Ihe outstanding linemen awards, while GCCC's Carver was named the top defensive back. First Downs • Rushing Yds. Passing Yds. Passing Penalties Punting Scotts GCCC dale 18 23 139 216 191 143 15-30-2 9-17-0 5-55 10-100 5-39 4-39 Fumbles-Lost GCCC Scottsdale 2-0 3-3 066 3—15 070 8—15 FULLBACK FLOYD Smith (32) leads the way as freshman Mark Damllini (46) sets sail around left end Saturday during the second annual Beef Bowl. Carol Crupper Scottsdale defender Louie Camptell (45) tears down the interference. Hayes' Latest Explosion Draws Fire SCOTTSDALE'S Greg Jackson (13) goes high to spear a Chris Calcagno pass as Garden City's Tim Crossland stumbles to the ground. Jackson caught a 29-yard pass late in the fourth quarter to set up a field goal attempt which Crossland blocked, preserving a 15-15 tie in the Beef BOWl. Telegram Pholo COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Woody Hayes' punching of a national television cameraman has stirred another storm of criticism from the media. The Ohio State football coach, livid over quarterback Rod Gerald's fumble in the waning minutes of a 14-6 loss at Michigan, struck ABC-TV's Mike Freedman. "I make no apologies," Hayes told his weekly Columbus television audience hours after the incident Saturday. "I'm doggone tired of cameras being pushed in my face." Freedman said Hayes Busters Drop Third Straight AMARILLO, Texas — The Garden City Community College men's basketball team lost its third straight tight game here Saturday night, falling 78-69 to Hill, Texas in the Amarillo round robin tournament. GCCC, under new head coach Dave Lindsey, now stands 1-3. The Broncbusters will play Northern Oklahoma at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Cowboy Capital Classic in Dodge City. The Busters connected on 47 per cent of their field goal attempts and on 64 per cent of their free throw tries against Hill. GCCC claimed 36 rebounds to Hill's 28, but committed 17 turnovers to the winners' nine. Freshman forward Mike Darby, a 6-5 native of Brooklyn, N.Y., led the Busters with 15 points. Gilbert Maxwell and Johnny Brown, two more freshmen from New York City, added 14 apiece. Tyrone Emerson poured in 21 for Hill, while Aaron Felder added 14, and Harold Triche 15. "We played three really good teams down there," Lindsey said after returning home Sunday. Amarillo defeated the Busters, 83-77, Thursday night and Coffeyville whipped them, 72-66, Friday night. "We were down by three points with seven minutes to go against Hill, bul right now, we just lack the maturity to do the right things when the pressure is on," he said. "We played three pretty good teams, and I think that maturity will come in time." The Busters will kick off the ninth annual Cowboy Capital Classic tournament in Dodge City at 7 p.m. Wednesday against Northern Oklahoma of Tonka wa. Dodge City and Eastern Arizona will collide at 9 p.m. The winner of the GCCC-Northern Oklahoma battle will play the winner of the Dodge-Arizona game at 7 p.m. Friday. Rounding out the tournament field are South Plains of Levelland, Texas, Pratt, Northeastern Colorado, and Frank Phillips of Borger, Texas. Reserved seats for the entire meet, which concludes Saturday night, are priced at $8. Ticket information is available al 316-227-3218. GCCC (69) Murphy 000 Hemmerl 1 6 8 Darby 6 3 15 Brown 3 8 14 Beforl 306 Dreihling 022 Byles 306 Carrol 204 Maxwell 6 2 14 Totals 24 21 69 Hill (78) Felder 6 2 14 Sewell 1 1 3 Triche 7 1 15 Alexander 000 Gardner 0 1 1 Cox 306 Hammond 408 Shead 226 Emerson 9 3 21 Marion 044 Totals 32 14 78 swung a right-handed blow at his stomach. The camerman said he blocked the punch with his elbow while he was operating a hand-held camera near the Ohio State bench. "I'm not pressing charges," said the Los Angeles-based Freedman, "unless somebody can tell me how to get $8 million. "I'm just an ordinary guy trying to make a living. I have as much right on the sidelines as he does." Sports writers and broadcasters did not dismiss the incident so lightly. One writer asked Big Ten Commissioner Wayne Duke if he planned any action. A broadcaster suggested Ohio State Athletic Director Hugh Hindman do something. Columnist Joe Falls of the Detroit Free Press termed it a pitiful performance "for a man who is supposed to be a leader of youth." Falls, in his Sunday column, said he witnessed the incident through his binoculars and later asked Duke about it in the Michigan Stadium press box. "Duke said he hadn't seen it and offered only three comments: 'No comment, no comment, no comment,' " Falls wrote. "If ABC tolerates such action," added the columnist, "it should be ashamed of itself. Its man was only doing his duty." Jerry Green, a Detroit News columnist, wrote in Sunday editions,"... it was a day when Woody Hayes should have returned to the nursery playpen to twittle with his rattles." Hayes did not escape the pens of Ohio writers, either. "I felt sorry for the old boy," wrote Hal Lebovitz, sports editor of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. "I almost forgave him when he went after an ABC-TV camerman who was focusing on him. In that moment of anguish, he wanted privacy. "Of course, he couldn't be forgiven completely because he isn't in a private business. But he had to swing out at somebody in his frustration — and in typical Hayes fashion he did." Sports Editor Tom Melody of the .Akron Beacon Journal said of Hayes, "The man who preaches the flag, motherhood and apple pie at every chance displayed none of these qualities Saturday. He was, well, a disgrace. What else can be said of his action ...? It cannot be defended." Hayes, when asked his version of the incident afterward, said, "Awww, go ahead and write it." He abruptly ended an interview and stalked from the room. Melody's reaction to that was: "Neither can his asinine reaction to a reporter's question, a question he knew was coming, a question that had to be asked." Prep Pairings By The Associated Press Class 5A Championship Wichita Southeast 23, Shawnee Mission North 14 Class 4A Semifinals Bishop Miege 20, Washburn Rural 14 (OT) Winfield 10, Bishop Carroll 3 Class 3A Semifinals Kapaun Ml. Carmel 21, Augusta 0 DeSoto 12, Goodland 6 Class 2A Semifinals Beloil 35, Oberlin 0 Peabody 42, Baldwin 16 Class 1A Semifinals Pretty Prairie 14, Fowler 8 Clyde 41, Colgan 14 Eight-Man Semifinals Sharon 28, Moscow 12 Monlezuma 44, Waconda East 40 Championship Pairings All Games 1:30 p.m. Nov. 26 Class 4A Winfield (10-1) at Bishop Miege (10-1) Class 3A DeSoto (12-0) al Kapaun-Mt. Carmel (11-1) Class 2A Beloil (12-0) at Peabody (120) Class 1A Pretty Prairie (11-1) at Clyde (12-0) Eight-Man / Monlezuma (11-1) al Sharon (11-0) v, WAIT! Before You Spend Your Money. . . Watch For Our Re-Opening FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25 New Merchandise Arriving Daily! SURPLUS OUTLET 113 N. Main Garden City, Kansas

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