Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida on September 14, 1973 · Page 15
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Panama City, Florida
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Friday, September 14, 1973
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P HRC 2B NKH'S-IIKKALI), Fanniim City, Fla., Friday, Soplomlior U, 1973 Dolphins Face Several Tests BvVITOSTELLINO UPI Sports Writpr OK, now we start finding out just liow good this Miami Dolphin team really is. Sure, their 17-0 record last year was a magnificent achievement but the Dolphins' schedule wasn't exactly one of the toughest in the history of the sport. But things are different this year. The Dolphins play five of the seven teams who joined them in the playoffs last season starting with the San Francisco r^orty Niners in the Orange Bowl Sunday. "You can be a champion one year and a bum the next and that's what happened to most of the teams that won the Super Bowl," warns vetei-an Nick Buoniconti as the Dolphins put theii' winning streak on the line. Of course, if the Dolphins wind up a "buu)" this year, it doesn't really diminish the feat of going 17-0. But if they're to prove they deserve a place among the great teams of the past, they've got to show they have the consistency to win when every team in the league is shooting at them—and when they've got to fight complacency, too. Buoniconti said, "If you're a winner only one year, you don't have that place of prominence we want." Of course, no one seriously expects the team to go 17-0 again although Larry Little says, "I know it's not impossible, nothing's impossible anymore." But if the Dolphins would go. Pirates Add Another Win CHICAGO (UPI) - Bob Moose and Ramon Heinandez combined for a six-hitter against the Chicago Cubs Thursday, pitching the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 6-1 victory to tighten their hold on first place in the Nationall League's torrid Eastern Division race. Moose, squaring his season record at 11-11, held the Cubs scorless for seven innings but was relievvd by Hernandez in the eighth after he walked pinch hitter Glen Beckert and gave up a walk to Rick Monday. Hernandez then struck out Don Kessingei- before Billy Williams singled to score Beckert for the only Chicago run. Pinchhitter Jim Hickman grounded into double play to end the inning. The Pirates tagged Cubs starter Milt Pappas, trying to become the first pitcher in modern baseball to earn 100 St. Joe Hosts Wewa Several Panhandle prep football teams will jump right into their conference races in season's opening games tonight. Pensacola Washington plays at Pensacola Escambia, Fort Walton Beach High at Panama City Rutherford and Panama City Bay at Choctawhatchee in Big Five Conference tilts, Chattahoochee visits Bonifay for a Panhandle Conference game. Liberty County Bristol plays at Monticello Aucilla Christian in an Apalachicola Valley encounter, Tallahassee Rickards visits Milton in the Northwest Florida Conference, and Century plays at Jay and Baker at Pace in the Escambia River league. Old rivals will clash when Wewahitchka visits Port St. Joe, Cottondale plays at Sneads, Marianna at Niceville, and Vernon at Graceville. Three Big Five teams play outsiders. Pensacola High hosts Pensacola Catholic, Tallahassee Leon is host to Quincy Shanks and Pensacola Woodham hosts Crestview. In other games tonight Quincy Munroe isatCarrabelle, Tallahassee FAMU High at Quincy Carter-Parramore, Wakulla at Tallahassee Florida High, Jefferson County Monticello at Jasper, Mayo at Apalachicola, Cross City at Tallahassee North Florida Christian, Geneva, Ala., at DeFuniak Springs Walton, Walnut Hill at Gulf Breeze and Pensacola Arts at Mobile, Ala., St. Paul. Chipley was slated to play at Blountstown and Union Springs, Ala., at Gonzalez Tate Thursday night, and Tallahassee Godby, Greensboro and Panama City Mosley do not open their seasons this week. Two Gators On Hurt List GAINESVILLE (UPI)—Florida's Gators held their final practice for the Chipley Beats Blountstown BLOUNTSTOWN — Blountstown dropped a close 12-7 football opener to Chipley here Thursday night. Chipley scored twice in the opening quarter, once on a one-foot sneap by quarterback Dilly Webb after a 4-play drive from the seven and again on a 30 yard pass from Webb to John Morris. Blountstown, which lost an apparent second quarter touchdown on a penalty, scored in the fourth on an 80-yard pass play, Gerald CJoodman to Rose Garrett, who took the ball at midfield and outran the Chipley defenders. opening game with Kansas State under the lights Thursday night and Coach Doug Dickey predicted his men are in for "A tough game." Dickey had the Gators scrimmaging and said he was pleased with the progress of the team. He said he was confident his team would play well. "Kansas State is a solid looking team with lots of experience and lots of speed at the skill positions," Dickey said. "I expect a tough game." Two first-stringers will miss the opener, scheduled Saturday Night at Florida Field. They are senior tight end Hank Foldberg, out with a shoulder injury, and sophomore linebacker Sammy Green, suffering a foot injury. Sophomore Elvis Darby will replace Flodberg and sophomore Joe Allen will take green's place. wins in each major league, for three runs, enough to win in the first inning. After Rennie Stennett struck out, Dave Parker was safe on Kessinger's error and advanced on Al Oliver's single. Willie Stargell doubled to score both runners and scored himself on Richie Hebner's single. Pappas was lifted for Dave LaRoche in the second inning and he gave up an unearned run Nostase To Appeal NEW YORK (UPI)-IlieNas- tase, at his most charming, protested Thursday that a U.S.Lawn Tennis Federation fine of $4,500 imposed on him was not fair and that he would appeal. The USLTA disciplinary committee announced the fine on Monday, and also slapped the fiery Romanian another $1,000 for his court antics during the U.S. Indoor championships at Salisbury, Md., in February. Nor are they the only fines Nastase has to contend with. The Association of Tennis Professionals told him at the U.S. Open that it was fining him $5,000 for his defiance of the Wimbledon boycott, but Hie has no intention of paying that one. "I have paid the $1,000 for the Salisbury happening," Nastase said, "and I've also paid the $500 fine the Independent Players Association handed me for my conduct at Salisbury. "But this one from the USLTA for what I did at Cincinnati in the Westerns is just not fair. My lawyers will see me in Los Angeles next week and we'll draw up my appeal." The ruckus in Cincinnati stemmed from a vital line call against the Romanian, when he was deadlocked at 5-all and deuce with Manuel Orantes of Spain in the first set of the final. "The ball was out, I insist," Nastase said. "When I asked the lineman to show me the mark, he rubbed out the one where the ball had hit and then pointed to another, older one. When the umpire ordered us to play two points I refused and then the referee ordered me to play on ... things got hectic, I guess, because I did say something to the gentlemen." GOOD LUCK ^ TORNADOES TUT DOLPHINS RAMS You'll score every time with these fashion names ^ Garland College Town * Bobbie Brooks * Happy Legs WELCOME TO THE GAME "MOSELY DOLPHINS" WPRE BEHIND OUR LOCAL YOUTH.... ALL THE WAY in the fourth on a walk, a sacrifice, another walk, a forceout and an error and another run in the fifth on consecutive singles by Manny Sanguillen, Bob Robertson, and Dal Maxvill. oThe final Pittsburgh run came in the eighth on doubles by Stennett and Oliver. The victory lifted the Pirates to a 72-71 season record, the only team in the Eastern division over .500 and left the Cubs four games behind with 17 to play. It was also the first time since May 8 the Pirates have been in first place. Plttuburgh Stennett 2b Parker rf Oliver cf Stargell If Hebner 3b Sanguillen c Robertsn lb Maxvill ss Moose p RHernndz p Chirago ab r h bl 4 12 0 Monday cf 5 110 Kessinger ss 4 12 1 Williams If 4 112 Marquez lb 5 0 11 Hickman lb 5 12 0 Cardenal rf 5 0 2 0 Santo 3b 3 111 Popovich 2b 3 0 0 0 Hundley c 1 0 0 0 Pappas p LaRoche p Hlser ph Bonham p Beckert ph Aker p 39 6 12 5 Totals ToUls Pittsburgh Ctiicagu E-Kesslnger, Popovich, Pittsburgh 2, Chicago 1. 13. Chicago 6. 2B-Stargell, Stennett, Oliver, Santo. SB-Sangulllen S-Moose. Hb r h bi 4 0 10 4 0 2 0 4 0 11 3 0 0 0 10 0 0 4 0 10 4 0 10 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 31 1 6 1 300110 010-6 OOO 000 010-1 LaRoche. DP- LOB-Pittsburgh Robertson, Moose W 11-11 R. Hernandez Pappas L 7-12 LaRoche Bonham Aker Moose pitched to Save-R.Hernandez 7 2 12-3 31-3 3 1 two (8). r er 1 1 batters in eighth. T-2;38. A-7,375. Mowat Falls In 6-0 Tilt Fumbles and penalties proved costly to Mowat's Mustangs as they lost their opening game of the football season to Marianna Middle School, 6-0, Thursday afternoon at the Lynn Haven field. The Mustangs were unable to cash in one several scoring opportunities while the visitors took advantage of a recovered fumble to score the game's only touchdown in the final quarter. With two minutes to play Marianna's Dennis Brown recovered a Mowat fumble on the Mustang 23 and Don Bellamy carried over in three tries. The Mustangs recovered a Marianna fumble on the visitors' 21 in the opening period and drove to the 10 yard line but an offside penalty and the Jackson County team ended the threat with a fumble recovery on its own 21. With David Ikeguchi and John Lee carrying the ball, Mowat drove to the Marianna 31 as the first half ended. Marianna got as far as Mowat's 10 in the third period but the Mustangs took the ball on downs. Dennis Rogers recovered a Marianna fumble on the Mowat 25 midway in the final quarter but the visitors got the ball back on a Mustang miscue and the touchdown resulted. David Mixon and Ikeguchi played well for Mowat, while Bellamy got most of Marianna's gains. YAKDSTICK Marianna. .Mowat 8 4 70 47 84 0 17 104) 2-29.0 2 42 First downs Yards rushing YARDS passing Return yardage Pa ,Hses 5-3-2 Punl.i 0 Fumbles lost 2 Yards penalized 10 Marianna 0 0 0 6—6 Mowat 0 0 0 0— 0 MARIANNA-Bellamy 1 run (run falls! MuriannaBcllamy 1 run (run faita) Crusaders Cop APALACHICOLA-Panama City Christian School defeated Apalachicola, High junior varsity, 48-6, here Thursday night in the .season's football opener. Clay Gangwisch scored on a five-yard lun and David Smith passed 47 yards to Philip Adams for first (|uarter touchdowns and Smith tan over the extra points. Adams scored from the 12 and Gangwisch ran the conversation in the second quarter, Adams pa.ssed 60 yards to Smith and Benny Waterfield took a 22 yard from Chuck Barrett for third period scoi'es, Gangwisch and Smith converting on runs, and Vic Mullet scor'ed in the fourth on a 55-yard pass inteireplion, with Smith passing to Adams for the extra points. Tom Buchanan scored for Apalachicola in the opening quarter. say, 12-2 during the i-egulai' season, and then win the Super Bowl again, they would have to be i-ecognized as one of the gr-eat football teams. Of coui-se, no one questions the ci-edentials of the Dolphins' offense. If Bob Griese stays healthy, it should be even better than last year. With runner-s like Csonka, Kiick and Moi-ris and receiver's like War'field, Twillcy and Briscoe, the Dolphins have one of the most potent offenses ever to play the game. But if the Dolphins have a vulner-able spot, it has to be on defense. The "no names" have become mor-e familiar but there ai-e still a lot of fans who aren't" quite sure whether it's Vern Den Herder or Den Vern Hei'der. The Dolphins' defense is solid but usually not spectacular. Although the Dolphins were beaten twice at the end of the exhibition season, that's not too conclusive. Last year the team was only 3-3 in the practice games. Miami goes into the game protecting two winning streaks. A victory over San Francisco would tie the record of 18 straight including playoffs set by Chicago in 1933-34 and 194142. They've also won 15 straight regular season games and ar'e tied for third place on the all- time list. Chicago leads with 17 straight in 1933-34. Looking back on the Dolphins' mark, veteran Earl Morrall said, "I've been around pro football a long time and I think I < realize the significance of it more than some of the other younger players." That's probably . true since Manny Fernandez said, "It's nice to have won but I don't really, feel it's all I thought it would be." But it's certainly better than ' losing and that's what the Dolphins will attempt to avoid Sunday. ? In the other games as the NFL opens its 54th season, Oakland is at Minnesota, San Diego is at Washington, St. Louis is at Philadelphia, Los Angeles is at Kansas City, Houston is at the N.Y. Giants, Detroit is at Pittsburgh, Dallas is at Chicago, Cincinnati is at Denver, Buffalo is at New England, Baltimore is at Cleveland and Atlanta is at New Orleans. In the Monday night TV special. Dandy Dan and his gang will be watching the New York Je.ts play at Milwaukee. Besides the Miami-San Francisco confrontation, the only game featuring two playoff games will be the Oakland- Minnesota clash. Oakland, which plays Miami next week, can't afford to look ahead to the Dolphins because Minnesota was one of the most impressive teams in the exhibition season. After last year's 77 collapse, the Vikings are playing like a contender again. The running of Chuck Foreman has complemented Fran Tarkenton's passing to bolster the offense and the defensive front line, nagged by injuries last year, is at its top form again. Riggins Agrees To Jets' Terms NEW YORK (UPI) -John Riggins, the most persistent of the many New York Jets holdouts this year, finally agreed to terms Thursday with the National League club and reportedly came down considerably from his earlier demand for over $100,000. oRiggins, the Jets' most valuable player last season after rushing for 944 yards despite being slowed by injuries, was believed to have agreed to terms in the neighborhod of $50,000. He made ,$25,000 last year. A bruising third-year running back out of Kansas, Riggins will probably see a good deal of action against the Green Bay Packers Monday night in the Jets' opening game, but head coach Weeb Ewbank indicated veteran Jim Nance would start. "I'm glad this is finally over," Ewbank .said. "Now we can get down to thinking about Green Bay." The Jets, who signed quarterback Al Woodall, offensive tackle Winston Mill, and ret.'eiv- ers Jerome Barkum and Richard Ca.ster earlier' in the week, received ver'bal permission from the league to r-einstate Riggins on the roster. Bridge Meet Opens Today The Uth annual Miracle Strip sectional bridge touniament opens today at Barefoot Beach Inn, witir competition starting at 2 p.m. The tournament, hosted by Panama City Duplicate Bridge Club, r'uns through Sunday. WE MAKE EM • RIGHT HERE IN FLORIDA! GUARANTEED TO RUN 12,000 MILES | LOOKS LIKE 5^95 ^^^r F E r 50e klllt WEARS LIKE •lMin^v^V <i ..1..... BIACKWAU WITH A RECAPPABU IRADf SIZE PRICi; rilADAymn 735x1 5-735x14 $7.95 LIKE NEW! BLACKWALLS $1.00 MORE FOR WHITEWAU<: 825x]5-825xl4 $8.95 855x 15-855x14 $9.95 885x15-885x14 ..$10.95 900x15-900x14... $10.95 Fed. Ex. Tax from 35( lo A4c * With A Recc^ble Ex:hanao GUARANTEED 24,000 MILES TO RUN • LONG, LONG MILEAGE • WIDE & LOW REVERSE MOLDED AS low as 95 WMtTI Tub «Utt Put Fed f. 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