The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on December 23, 1960 · Page 8
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The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas · Page 8

Freeport, Texas
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Friday, December 23, 1960
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THE BJRAZOSPORT FACTS Bmosport and Bmoria County, Texas, Fri., December 23,1960 The Brazosport Exporters beat out win number 14 ot this basketball season last night at the Brazosport senior high school gym over the Rams torn Waltrip High School in Houston. This was 14 wins for the Ships in 15 starts. The local quintet's only loss was to a fired up Harlandale five from San Antonio at the Victoria tournament last week end. The Rams came to Brazosport with a record of only two wins against 11 losses. They only have wins from Mt. Carmel and St. Thomas, however the loss ot the first six games was only by 11 points. John Snell beat out the Waltrip scoring star Gary Hopkins by tossing through 1 1 A points. Hopkins, second highest scorer in Houston, only managed to make 13 points during the entire game. Hopkins will leave the Rams after the first five district games as he finishes school at mid-term. Waltrip is in District 9-AAAA. The first quarter of the Brazos- port-Wnltrip affair was a low scoring period with the Ships leading at the end of the quarter 12 to 10. At the beginning of the game, the score was locked 2—2, but the Ships managed to main- ain a small lend the remainder f the period. In the second period, the score vas locked four times and the lams were out front by two to our points most of the quarter, lowever just before halflime Exporter Jerry Horton tossed hrough two free throws to put the Ships out front on the Scoreboard -23. The local five did not give up the lead for the remainder of he game. At the end of the third quarter, Brazosport was leading Waltrip 14 to 31. The last period was the Ships all the way with scoring by Horton, Ronnie Pruitt, Freddie Scene, Bob Walker and Danny Spence. The final score 59—40. In the B game, Brazosport won over Waltrip's B cagers 61 to 50. Ronald Pisklak scored 14 points ! or the local quintet and Melvin Anders tossed through 12 points. Griffith was high for the Rams with 25 points. Joyous Christmas to all of our f fiends and patrons Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Sheffield SWEENY SHOE SHOP SWEENY. TEXAS Wishing you a most happy holiday season, with sincere thanks for the pleasure of serving you. ONIS SUPER VALU STORE BRAZORIA, TEXAS Score -¥- EXPORTERS Player Freddie Beene Bob Walker Danny Spence Ronnie Pruitt Mike Prince Jerry Horton Greg Canavan Glen Carrell Dan Nicholson TOTALS FG FT F Pis Long/torn Before Tfiaf .. * Layne Been Football Great illy For 13 2 1 3 70 19 15 WALTHIP Gary Hopkins R Kirkland Norman Fasche John Snell Alfred Moore TOTALS 6 59 13 16 14 12 23 40 The Sweeny Bulldogs lost a basketball game to the LaMar que Tigers in an overtime game last night at the Sweeny gym 4' to 47. Dickie Hastings was high scorer for Sweeny with 20 points In the B game, Sweeny won over the Tigers 52—35. Larrj Doolen was high scorer for tb Sweeny-B team with 27 points. The Bulldogs next outing will ys on Dec. 2Y when the Bay City A-and-B teams comes to Sweeny. On Dec. 30, Sweeny travels to Clear Creek to meet that undefeated, untied team. By JIM HACKLEMAN AP Sports Writer Bobby Layne has been making football headlines for many years. As a teen-ager at the University of Texas, he was one of the nation's leading college stars. And for the past 13 seasons he has been a standout pro in the National Football League w ith the Chicago Bears, New York Bulldogs, Detroit Lions and Pittsburgh Steelers. Off the field, Layne has been involved in a number of escapades — causing him to be regarded as a bit of a playboy, to say the least. But in uniform, the big Texan is hard-driving, hard-bitten competitor — one of the finest quarterbacks in pro history. Layne was a boy of barely 19 when he led the Texas Longhorns Into the 1946 Cotton Bowl at Dallas, and shone in a 40 to 27 victory over Missouri. Bobby had a part in all .40 Texas points, giving a performance ,hat ranks among the best in .he annals of post-season bowls. Two years later — 1948 — Layne and the Longhorns traveled to New Orleans for another oowl engagement — against the Crimson Tide of'Alabama. This Sugar Bowl contest had a built- in natural in man-to-man duel Layne versus Alabama's talented passing whiz, Harry Gil mer. » Through the first ten mm utes, the game was a standoff Then Layne rifled a pass to Silly Pyle, who galloped to Ala bama's 18 on a whirlwind play that covered 45 yards. Texa quickly punched its way to thi four on two plays, and again Layne went back to pass. H fired into the end zone straigh to Ralph Blount. Frank Gues then kicked the conversion, giv ing the Longhorns a lead o 7 to 0. Again the Texans and the Al abamans settled down to ai even match. But late in the first half, the Longhorns got off a punt which Norm Mosley took on the Tide's 20. He churned out 39 yards before he was barrelled through and blocked he punt. The ball bounced back Into he end zone with several players giving chase. Six of them jiled on — and it took a while o unsort the tangle. Finally, uard Vic Vasicek of Texas was found at the bottom — and n possession. It was another ouchdown for the Longhorns. Guess again added the extra point, making the score Texas 14, Alabama 7. 'Bama was trailing now, and ts attack had been sputtering Unable to move much against .he Longhorns and with the game in the 4th period, the fide began taking chances. Gilmer, deep in his own territory, gambled on a pass — and lost. End Lew Holder of the Long- norns picked off the pass on Alabama's 19 and scooted across the goal. Not long afterward, the Tide again found Itself on famiilar ground — close to its own goal. Gilmer tried a handoff but fumbled as the play was smothered by the rush of the Texas de- fence. The alert Holder again proved the hero, making the recovery on Alabama's 5-yard line. Bible To Give Layne Award Dec. 31 DALLAS, (AP) - D. X. Bible, former football coach of the University of Texas, will present the Hall of Fam? award to one of his pupils—Bobby Layne—at the Texas Sports Hall of Fame luncheon in Dallas December 31st. Layne, professional football slar with the Pittsburgh Steelers, played at Texas when Bible was the coach. Lnyne; Ki Aid rich, Texas Texas Christian All-America fool- bal player; Matty Bell, former oach of Texas Christian, Texas A&M and Southern Methodis, anc iobby Morrow, Olympics sprint champion of 1956, will be taken Texas jabbed at the Alabama line twice, pushing to the one. Layne carried on the next play, sweeping to his left and into the end zone. Guess booted a perfect conversion — the final point in a 27 to 7 victory foi the Texas Longhorns. For Layne. it had been another impressive showing — eleven passes completed for 195 yards and one touchdown, and one touchdown on a run, Bobby was voted the most valuable player in the Sugar Bowl ol 1948 — and he's been the most valuable in many games since \\~VU LOSES ATHLETE MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (AP)West Virginia University has lost one of its most promising young to professional baseball. Paul Popovich, a sophomore who batted .426, missed only two pitches he swung at, and played second base near-perfectly in 26 games, received a reported $42, 500 bonus to sign with the Chicago Cubs. The 19-year-old was also a promising basketball guard. He was limited to a reserve role in his sophomore year. But two seasons ago he led the freshmen team with an 18.8 scoring average, and as a senior at Flemington High School he set a state scoring record o! 41.8 points a game. nailed on the Texas 41. Gilmer flippsd a pass to Paul White that went for 10 yards and a first down, then called on Red Noonan. The Alabama back put the ,Tide at close range with two carries that put the ball on the seven. Gilmer then faded, saw friendly uniforms in the end zone, and fired. Two players jumped for the ball — both Alabamans, White and Jim Canady. White made the catch, Hugh Morrow made the extra point kick, and Alabama had a 7 to 7 tie. It still was 7 to 7 at the half, and deep into the 3rd psriod. At that' point, 'Bama was nto the Hall ol uncheon. Fame at the Dartmouth team physician Dr Joseph Pollard hasn't missed an Mian football game, home o iway, for 27 years. He has attend ed 238 in succession. FLEM'S JEWEMIY 123 W. 2nd St. FREEPORT, TEXAS Butch and Ruth BRAZOSPORT SEAFOOD CO. No. 1 CHERRY FREEPORT It was a shcrt hunting season after all! Most of it will be ovr> ".n a little more than a week. The deer season will end for the entire state Dec. 31. The quail season will end in the trans-Pecos area, and in a num- aer of individual counties, Dec. 31. Duck season will end Dec. 30. loose season will continue through Jan. 8. Javelina season will Dec. 31 in most of the counties covered under the general laws which have closed season on the javelinas. Turkey season will end Dec. 31 throughout the state. and called on Mosley to punt them out. Mosley's foot met the ball — but so did a Texas player — George Petrovich, who BYRNE WAS IBE MAN NEW YORK (AP)When Casey Stengel said "in my 12 years there was only one player the Yankees traded against my wishes, but I got him back,' there was much speculation. Some writers thought is was Enos Slaughter or Ralph Terry. It could also have been Bob Cerv. All went to Kansas City and were redealt to the Yankees. general laws the quail season will continue through Jan. 16. It will be best to check with your local game warden counties. For the most pait, the hunting season in Texas this year has been successful, according to Howard Dodgen, executive secretary the Game and Fish Commission. Deer hunters have had the best luck in years. Early quail shooting was extremely good in areas, but is beginning to taper off. Many hunters have been able to get their limits of both ducks and geese. MR. & MRS. J. S. PENNER CE CENTER '1 Mr. & Mrs. ED DON & PETE you fmo peace anb jop at CfiristmnS LUKE 2:14 crt Radiator Works £012 BBAZOSPOET BLVD. FBEEFOttT RATINGS What better time than the merry Yuletide to express deep appreciation to our customers for their loyal patronage throughout the year ... We greet you on? and allt WRIGHT'S PHARMACY QUALITY — HIIUT* - SEKVICE UUAZOKIA, TEXA8

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