The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on September 6, 1959 · Page 9
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Freeport, Texas
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Sunday, September 6, 1959
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Brazosport and Brazorla gnnday, gcpt,, 6,19BJ Roughneck Bid Foils Shorf.... ?** B1A20S?ORT FAOTg gage 91 Port Acres Blanks West Columbia In County Opener 6-0 • ff* * «*_*«*fM**i K *1P 1L.U.-1 ^*««*.— _»..•»*.-_ ..*•'..'.. . __.'__ j. , l - . • ' By BILL McMUHHAY Facis Spoilt Editor T6 borrow an old saying, "they save the best for last." That's exactly what happened in West Columbia last night as the Roughnecks opened their 1958 football season with the wort Acres Eagles. The final score had Port Acres winning, 8-0, In a fumble and penalty filled non-district clash before some 2500 fang at Grlggs Field in West Columbia. But, rolled Into the final three minutes came a goalward thrust of E. S. Qolson's Hough- necks after they had played catchup alnce the opening period. Behind some excellent running of quarterback Payton Dorsett, the 'Necks stormed from their own 35 to the Port Aftes nine with a first down only to see time run out. With IS seconds remaining in the game, WC had the ball on the PA nine with a first down. Enough time was left for only one play. Dorsett took the ball and headed back for a last hope pass. Not a person left In the stands was sitting during this final three - minute spirited march of West Columbia, but Cast and Forecasts By Bill McMurray On Dorsett's last play the rugged E. Boudreaux, a 175-udund defensive tackle, and swift Wayne Hardin had a hsnd on Dorsett hardly before he could get the ball from center. Dorsett never got his pass off and time ran out. The Port Acres victory came on the heels of a pair of speedy halfbacks In Hardin and Don McNeil, along with a 180 pound fullback named Verhon Crowder that liked to stick his nose right In the middle of the line and blast sway. Irby Judice guided the Eagle attack from his quarterback post and did a masterful first game job in moving out the Port Acres offense. It was offense that West Columbia could new get going, at least until the final three minutes. Three costly fumbles hurt West Columbia scoring drives, ut mostly it was ' the Eagle efensive work of Boudreaux, ardin, James Bdgerly, Lanny hoate and others. ..* Dig Ouf That Crystal Ball About this time-each year, we dig out our crystal ball dust It off, pollahlttoagUtterlagfinlahaad then try to petal tfiflfM at a few football winners. Actually, about theonly thing to de when the "prognosticating season" rolls Around Is to go Just the opposite way frem where the coaches have been saying they will finish since last year. • to some eases, the crystal ball addicts graiediffereat players on all the teams, look ever past scores, check on what type of offensive- pattern a coach is using and the* dees what the other guy his already dene. He makes a wild mess. Without doing a mountain of research, we are going to use the text of today's column to give you our version of what might happen in three schoeBwydistricts——-12-AAAAv25-AAand 26-AA. According; to all the repent we have been able to pickup, Galena Park is the topplckiaia-AAAA< Deer Park or Dickinson fa 26-AA and Edna, PalacIoS or Wharton in 26-AA. • That list of top-seeded teams fails to include any BracorU County club. 12-AAAA Race.... <i > First of all. let's look over the 12-AAAA loop. . Pas^atookthetitlelastyear.buttheEagles are reported to havetost'nearly everything off that state A A AA finalists club. However, It's bard to go against the defending champions. .As always, Bayiown and Galen* Park wUlfieldatrong outfits, whOe SpringBranchisg»inginju3tonedirecUen"ttp"tbus they should be a real sleeper. * ' Gelvesten, T«t«3 Gryajid South Hottston are allirnprovlng. .That includes all the league clubs but Harden Cooper's Brazosport Exporters. What about them? This might or might not be the Exporters year to take all the marbles, but we do feel that the "BlgRed" have improved more thin any team in the eight-club conference. For the first time in who knows when the Shippers-will have' a little depth andmorespeed.- If they maintain their determined attitude and link it-with lots of hustle and desire Brazosport' could be the biggest surprise-inclass AAAA football across the state. • Right now .it's upte the Exporters themselves.- Just as die case of Angltten; West Columbia and Sweeny, if they want to Win bad enough; they will. This could very well be theyesr the Exporters storm into the champions circle. If not that, we think that the Shippers will finish in the top division and not any lower than third. ' Also, the team that does takethe!2-AAAA flag will probably suffer at least one league defeat somewhere down the line. For Brazosport, they catch Baytown. Galena Park. Pasadena—the three top powers-here at Hopper Field, which is a tailor-made schedule. Over fa DistrictSS^AA, thetalkisthat this could be the year Bill Duncan nets bis Dickinson Gators uo on too. Dickinson or Deer Park.... . If .not Dickinson, most' of the loop coaches think that Deer Park will get back in the 25-A A saddle. Everyone seems to be overlooking the Angleeon Wildcats, a team that woo 14 straight games and gained the state AA finals last year. True, the Cats lost IB performers off that state finalists < club and have only two starters and nine lettennen returning. But, they seem to bepassingoverthe 'B' team that Angleton bad last season. They went undefeated also, winning ten games and scoring close to 400 points and allowing only 12. That's acme record. • Even with the lossofmostoftliatfinalists unit, the Cats will onceagainbavespeedandpower. Theirbackfidd will be a little thin on depth, wluletlieirline and defense should be notMno abort ofsensational. With backs like Barry Kerr 00.4), Billy Killough(10.3). and Ricky Scott (10.4) running around, you can tell that the Cats have •peed, Yes, the Angleton club will lack experience, but are youna •nd eager, If, and it's a big if. their offense Improves fast •wuBh, we will string along with llenuanMoore'spack to surprise both Dickinson and Deer Park and grab their second loop > /,* , . Now for a look inio ths 26-AA side of the crystal ball. ' teaguecoachessayyiatPaUcloswmreturnoverM lettermen, while defending champion EUoa lus another good team in the making and Wharton rates an outside chauce to sweep into the top spot. E. S, Goison's West Columbia Roughaecks are called the togue "sleeper" and Ed Wacgoner-r Sweeny BuUdo^ the spouejr « West Columbia will have back 13 lettermen and will have •erhaps the biggest line in their history. Missing will be rtut 9** ^Sl™" 1 , 6 *?** such 8 rWd ers as James Parkhurst and JCeoneth Boone in the pjist seasons. 'Necks Dangerous.... 1 Even without tha burningspted and hardly any depth at some •ports, the Roughnecks look like one of the most danoerous entries la the 26-AA chase to us. -«»«•«• As in the 12-AAAA race, it looks like the winner of 26-AA will get beat at least once and the thing might end up in a tie and a coin toss-be used to determine the overall winner. Mo matter how you look at it, you have to place West Columbia in the top division. Colson's teams are always well- coached and know how to block and tackle, two needed fundamentals. • * With « little help from "Lady Luck" and no key injuries, the 'Necks could spoil a lot of hopes around Palacios, Edna and Wharton. Sweeny should improve over their I-fl season of last year, tat Wsgfjwer's ckargesareintheTebuiidingstagesthls season. fc»ec«vle of years tbe Bulldogs could be on top in league play. ' With a few breaks down through the three leagu* races', Brazoria County could produce three district winners. Brazosport in 12-AAAA, Angletoa in 25-AA and Watt * Cheate flopped on twe of the three West Columbia fumbles. For an opening fame, the kicking gam» was well above average, WC had to punt five times for a 37.0 yard average, while PA kicked six times for a 30.0 yard average. Once Port Acre fullback Crowder quick kicked 81 yards to the WC four and another time punted out of bounds on the WC ene. Dorsett, Robert Jenkins, Larry Von Connon, Everett Kennermer and Johnnie Bob Hester were the heart of the WC offense. On the defensive side, sophomore James Wleczyk moved all eve rthe field from his middle linebacker spot to make tackles. Mike Wilson, Kenneth Perkins, Tommy Flowers, Bobby Llles, W*yne Pollard, Joe Ben Henry, Billy Lowe and others showed up for WC on offense or defense. Port Acres won the coin toss and took the ball at the south. Using left tackle trap plays, In which Hardin crossed, the Eagles moved for two first downs and .to the WC 42 from their own 24 before punting over the goal. On WC's opening play, Dorsett fired a screen pass from his own 20 to Jenkins on the right side and the play netted 19 yards. WC then moved for first on the 49 In two plays, but on the next play Jenkins broke over right guard on a drive play but fumbled, with PA recovering. From the 50, PA used eight plays to account for the game's only score, that coming with 3:3S left in the first quarter. After fullback Crowder had moved the ball from the 30 to the 18 on a trap play, quarterback Judice slipped around left end on a keeper, got a good block fr«m Hardin at the 10 and dashed on in for the touchdown. The point try was no good after a couple of penalties was walked off on PA. Back came WC. Jenkins took the kickoff from his 1] to the 37 to start the 'Neck bid. After picking up a first on the 49 in two plays, Dorsett fired a jump pass to Henry, who In turn pitched out to Jenkins on the Outside and the play covered 27 yards and set up a first on the PA 24. The 'Necks got one first down, that on the 14 and had moved to the eight when the quarter ended, but it was 4th down. VonCannon failed to make the distance on a pitchout to the left, but a personal foul on PA gave WC another chance, with a fourth and one play from.the four. Dorsett tried a rollout play to the left but was trapped and lost three yards, thus PA got the ball on the seven. Penalties put the Eagles back on their own one. and they tried to punt out, but a short kick of only 15 yards gave WC another golden scoring chance. K nnemer then lost seven on a pitchout, Dorsett tried to pass and lost 12 and then came a 15 yard penalty. In between i Opens 1959 Season.... •a i.unt return, only to be Hester. Dorsett triggered the WC last •'ere a couple of short gain- hauled down .from behind by ers, but WC had to punt from;" • the 44 after taking over on PA 15. The four and nine were the deepest points WC got, along with the 15. Most of the second half was spent exchanging punts and fumbles, all but the final three minutes. Port Acres, using a shift some of the game by splitting: an end and a flanker halfback,' got to the WC 10 once only to lose the ball on downs. The Eagles went in deep punt once, but Hardin ran wide to pick up 20 yards around right end and a, first down. Hardin also broke into the clear once pass, but had to run- The pK started at the 35 and D6rse\ got to midfleld. This got the best drive 6f the _. ditch rally in the fourth when I night for WC started, but time he went back to his own 20 ran out with Port Acres win- trying to find a receiver on alning a 6-0 duel. Eagles Win Statistics Also * Weit Columbia-Port Acres Gams Slallllics Fint Downs Pasiei Attempted Panes Completed Yards Pasting Punts and Yards Penalties Fumbles Fumbles Loit Yards Rushing Total Yaras WC 8 12 7 44 5 {or a 37.0 Av». S for 22 yards 3 3 129 . 173 PA 11 4 0 0 8 fit a 30.0 AT*. 12 fAr SS yards 2 178 178 Angleton Off Again Stop Wharton, 14-0 BT BILLY RICHARDSON Facts Spaiia BttH A superbly condtioned, hard- Itting Angleton Wildcat team rhacked the Wharton Tigers 4-0 Friday night before an ipenfng night audience of some 1,100 fans at Wharton County unlor College Stadium. Returning to the scene ol heir memorable playoff trials, he Wildcats displayed the same dazing running attack and rock-ribbed, gang-tackling de- ense that was the trademark of last season's championship club. Except for fumbles and penalties, the game - winning mar gin might have been greater, and the debut of the 1959 Wildcats much more impressive. But as It was, Angleton'i staunch defense proved to be he high point of th<> game. The Wildcats stopped Wharton cold, allowing them Just twc first downs, and only 43 total yards gained. The Wildcats pushed over their touchdown early in the second^, quarter and late in the fourth''period, ana h»d -three other drives bog down inside the Wharton 20-yard-line. Angleton went 32 yard* in fix plays for their firrt TO, aklng over on a hurried Whar ton punt that carried only yards and rolled out on the Wharton 32. Fullback Barry Kerr picket up five yards to the 27, and Quarterback Robert Dueitt added eight for a firs', down on •he 18. Halfback Bobby Krenek blasted for two yards, then Dueitt picked up another tint on the Wharton nine. After Krenek carried for one yard, Dueitt, on a rollout, sliced off right tackle for the final eight yards and the touchdown. Krenek's attempt to boot the extra point failed' and Angleton led, 6-0. The Wildcats didn't cash In on another scoring opportunity until late in the fourth quar- ler, when they launched a sustained march that covered 64 yards. Quarterback Kenneth Green connected on a pair of third- down passes to spearhead the drive. He tossed to Halfback Hill Killnugh for nine yards and n first down at mid-field. fn a oa.w fnterf"renee nen- alty was ruled on Green's oass to ".nd Carlos Amos, which ri» the play good for 12 rds and a first down on Wharton's 15. 'om that ooint, the Wildcats punched over in four olays. Kerr sained three, and Green added two. to the 10- yard line, then Klllough dove over right guard for six and a first down on the Wharton four. On the next play, Killough took a pitchout from Green, and skirted right end for the TO standing up. Green added two extra points on a drive inside left tackle to make thi score 14-0, just three plays before; the second half ended. :n the first half, Angleton had three scoring threats snuffed out by penalties or fumbles. A Wildcat drive stalled on the Wharton 17 late in the first period when a five-yerd pen- ilty and a'five-yard loss on a fumble set them back in a hole. A 27-yard return of an Inter- c pled pass by Green gave An- ;leton another scoring opportunity midway in the second quarter, but went for naught when Kerr fumbled on the Wharton five. Green hit Krenek with a 22- yard pass that moved the Wildcats to the Wharton 18, Just before the end of the half. But a fumbled snap from center cost them seven yards, and finally Creen's desperation pass was intercepted by Walter Jett on the Wharton 10-yard line to end the threat. The only Wharton scoring threat came early In the fourth quarter. Angleton, backed up to it own goal line by a clipping penalty, punted out to their own 36. After a five-yard penalty, the Tigers were able to gain only one yard against the Angleton defense before a fourth-down screen pass was fumbled. Frank Calderon pounced on he ball and Angleton had pos- ession on their own 36. Sparking Angleton's brilliant lefense were Larry Martin, Glenn French, George Viet, nd Don Smith in the line, lacked up by Linebackers four of six passes for 66 yards. County Golf * Roundup A $2 Labor Day Golf Tour< nament, open to all golfers, will be staged at the Old Ocean Recreation Club on Monday. The golf event will be handicap best ball affair over an 18-hole round. Players have until 2:30 p.m. to signup and tee-off for the one-day tourney. Golfers may also form their own foursomes according to officials at the Old Ocean club. * * * Angleton's El Lago Country Club will hold a 18-hole Sweepstakes on Monday, Labor Day, and all county players are invited to take part. The officials at El Lago announced that their nine-hole course is in the best shape ol the year. For the one-day sweepstakes, a 2 p.m. deadline has been sel up and players may form their foursomes. There will also be a putting sweepstakes at El Lago on Thursday, Sept. 10th, open to all'golfers, both men and women. The deadline for entries will be 7:30 pjn. • * * Play in the Riverside Country Club three-day holiday gol: tournament was dui to close on Monday, Sept. 7th. The Labor Day event openec on Saturday and club members hid Saturday, Sunday or Monday to play their It-hole rounds. Both men and wemen we Dlayinf in the handicap tourney at Riverside Country dub Defense Looks Sharp InfUiev-WhulM Oem* ttaHstlct First Downs P*u»i Ptii.i CompUtK Yards Passlnf Punts and Yards P*naitl*f FunsbUs Fumbles Lett Yards Ruihlag Total Yards Aaglttoii 14 I 4 •I 1 (at M 4 (or It 4 t m ut Whartoe t I 1 II t IN H avattge 4<M 10 4 a 14 4» James Myrick, Gerald Buchta,George Drury, and Kerr. Green, whose running and passing spearheaded Angleton'g attack .turned in the two longest gains of the night, for 11 and 14 yards. He also hit on THREE Varsity centers are included on the Anglelon Wildcat football (quad and all thre. caught service Friday in the Wharton game. Th<i threesome Include!, from left io right, Ruiiell Mathews. George Drury and Buddy Peters. MR. CITIZEN CAN BE PROUD OF HIS AMERICAN HERITAGE When bigger and better machinery, refrigerators and automobiles are made, the American worker will make them. When we need faster, stronger planes, tanks and ships, the American ' worker will build them. Whatever the future may bring... American labor is 6n the job to keep our country strong and free. BANKING TOO... The dollars you earn, the dollars you save make America great. Millions of savings accounts in American banks contribute the working capital for business and industry to create work for your fellow citizens. 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