The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on December 28, 1960 · Page 10
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Freeport, Texas
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Wednesday, December 28, 1960
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Page 10 THE BRAZOSPORT PACTS Brazosport and Brazoria County, Texas, Wed., December 28, BRAZOSPORTS By GEORGE FERGUSON FACTS SPORTS EDITOR j Trojans In Rebuilding Program COUTH HOUSTON — After tying Texas City for the cellar position In District 12-4A last season, the Trojans of South Houston find themselves in lh« middle of a rebuilding program. Coach Tom Sewell's club was 16-21 for the season and compiled a 2-11 record in district play. District opponents totaled 763 points to the Trojans' 596. Sewell lost five boys through graduation from last year's squad. Ronnie Ruckct and Scooter Ashlock are the two top boys absent this year. Rucker, playing now for Lamar Tech, was an all-district winner as a senior wliile Ashlock was the team's top hustler and floor man. The Trojans are composed uf eight seniors, three juniors and two sophomores and they average 6 feet and 0>4 inches. Five lettermen return to Sewell's 13-member club. • Larry Johnson, a senior two- year, lettcrman, should be tlis Trojans' best all around ball player. Last year, Johnson ranked ninth in district scoring when he hit the nets for 166 tallies. He -has started for South Houston in both previous seasons. His shooting and his ability as a play-maker mark him as an out- Standing prospect. Reggie Wflpltz, a 6 foot, 4 inch senior, was > starter for the Trojans last year. Wilpitz scored 107 points in district play. He can be a great asset to the club if he makes up his mind to play ball. A senior letterman and starter for the 1959—60 season was Danny Mcllhany. Mcllhany, a football star for South Houston, may be slow rounding into shape because of his participation in football. He scored 74 loop markers with his consistent effort. Good ball handling is another mark of this 6-foot guard. Kenneth Gottula. Gottula saw little action last year, but he has developed quickly and can be a help to the Trojans this year. His 6-foot-2 frame will come in handy under the boarrts. A fifth letterman is senior Charles Kirkland. Kirkland possesses good hustle along with being a good team player. Jerry Eversole is a senior up from last year's B team. He stands 8 feet, four inches and should see considerable action. Butch Little is another member of the B team who should see warfare on the varsity. Little stands only 5—6, but he is a good ball handler and hustler. Tommy Kruft, Butch Thompson, Bennet Ghormley and Oscar Biggott round out the squad along with two prospects from junior high ranks. Dana Key and Wayne Bailey are the two sophomores who are getting a shot at varsityxplaces. Both boys have good height and look like hust- ers. Sewell, a Sam Houston State graduate, is in his fourth season t South Houston. His best year was the 1958 season when the rojans finished above the .500 mark. But Sewell feels this year's lub possesses better height and peed that the cellar-dweller of ast season. Ad if Wilpite and fohnson come through as expected, the Trojans will be a rastly improved club. CharaersIn Big H Sunday, Charge Oilers Even in regular season play with Houston, but holding a twa to one edge including a pre-season game, the Los Angeles Char gers are at work preparing for the first AFL title game in Houston Sunday. "We have met three times and the total score stanv'v 74—72, in favor ol the Chargers," said Los Angeles head coach Sid Gillman. "Both teams have identical 10—4 records. It Mas to be a great football game." The Chargers announced that offensive end Howard Clark ha< undergone surgery on his injured knee and will miss the championship game on New Year's Day His place on the active roster was taken by rookie end Trusse Norris (UCLA). figure to be in top physical shape for the Oiler battle. Gillman plans to bring bis western division champs into Houston Friday and |fet a final light workout in the Texas city Saturday. Final statistics reveal that Paul Lowe, second in the AFL race, was the Charger rushing leader with 855 yards and 6.3 yards per carry, the top average in the league. Jack Kemp, got out of a side bed, suffering from the flu, and iced the league passing title in the final game. The flashy Charger chucker completed 221. for 406, good for an amazing 3018 yards and a 52.0 percentage. Everything points to an offensive spectacular Sunday, particularly when you match three of the league's first four rushers, Paul Lowe of the Chargers against Billy Cannon and Dave Smith of the Oilers. Tickets for the game are scaled from $2.50 to $5.' They may be obtained by writing the Oiler office at 2703 Cullen Blvd., in Houston or picked up at Osii- man's, Holts or Houston Sports Shop or the Oiler office. Kickoff time Sunday Is 2:30 p.m. Lanier's Henry Nelson was re- eased from Hermann Hospital at Houston on Christmas Eve and eturned to his home at Jones Creek by B r a z o sport Athletio Director H. E. Hopper. Henry was in excellent spirits as we presented him with many nice Christmas gifts at his home Saturday on his arrival from the lospital. The gifts were given to Henry by sports fans and other iersons of Brazosport to help make the lad's Christmas a little more pleasant The 16 year old Negro youth received an injured leg in the (ate championship football game letween Lanier and West, Dec. .7. The broken leg will be as ;ood as new in a few weeks the doctors say. By GEORGE FERGUSON Ten of the 14 Brazosport Exporters placed their names in the scoring columns last night at Brazosport High School gym, to set a season record of 15 wins against one loss, and win over the Lamar Consolidated Mustangs from Rosenberg 61 to 34. In the opening minutes of the game, Bill Severin and Butch Holmes tossed through two field goals for Lamar to go out in front of the local 12-AAAA squad 4-0. Seconds later the game was fed 4-4. The game was tied up tight three more times in the first quarter, and as the period ended, Lamar was cut front on the Scoreboard 13 to 12. Donald Enax' flipped through a field goal as the quarter ended to go ahead of the "Flash" Walker quintet. Mike Prince's free throw in the opening seconds of the second period again knotted the score at 13-13. Prince made another free throw to go out front for the Exporters 14-13. On the next play across field the Exporters' big tall Greg Canavan fouled • Lamar's Enax. Enax tossed through a free one to again tie the score with seven minutes and 26 seconds remaining in the second quarter. From this point on it was the Exporters alt the way. The Exporters scored 19 points in the second period and allowed the Mustangs only 5 points. This put the mighty Ships out front at halftime, 31-18. The last half was the Exporters all the way. At the end of the third quarter the Ships had built their Scoreboard lead to 45-28. The local five attempted 22 free throws in the game, completed 11 while Lamar attempted 19 and made 10. This win built the Exporters- season record to 15-1, with the only loss to Harlandale of San Antonio. Before the loss the Ships won 11 games straight. The Mustangs now have a season record of 9-5 with losses to Alpine, Lamar of Houston, Clear Creek and twice to the Exporters. In an earlier game this season, the Ships beat La- Houston's Trojans, first round games mar 59-55. The Exporters play next at the Galveston-basketball tournament that gets underway at 9:30 a.m. Thursday with a game between Galena Park and La Marque. At 11:15 a.m. Thursday the Exporters play South In other Thursday, Galveston Ball meets Smiley and South Park of Beaumont plays Pasadena. Should the Exporters beat South Houston, they Will play again at 6:30 p.m. Thursday playing the winner of the Galena Park-La Marque contest. If the Ships lose the first round they will play the loser of the second, contest at 9:30 a.m. Friday. Each team participating in the tournament will play three games. The Qalveston-tournament finals will be played at 8:15 p.m. on Friday night. If the Ships win their first two games, they will play in the finals. The tournament meeting for the Ships will give them a look at some of their 12-AAAA district competition, as they start district play on Jan. 3, when they travel to Galena Park to meet the Yellowjackets. Box Score EXPOHTERS Player Freddie Beene Bob Walker Danny Spence Ronnie Pruitt Mike Prince Jerry Horton Greg Canavan Glen Carrell Terry Box Dan Nicholson TOTALS FG FT FPts TOTALS 12 10 16 34 EXPORTER DISTRICT SCHEDULE Dale - Opponent Location Jan. 3 -Galena Park Away Jan. 6 -Baytowp, Home Jan. 10-Galveston Away Jan. 13-South Houston Home Jan. 16-Smiley Away Jan. 20-Pasadenn Home Jan. 24-Texas City Home Jan. 27-Galena Park Home Jan. 31-Baytown . Away F-eb. 3 -Galveslon Home Feb. 7 -South Houston Away Feb. 10-Smileyr Feb. 14-Pasadena Feb. 16-Texas City Home Away Away In the B game preceding the varsity game, the Exporter-B team won over Lamar's B squad 70 to 20. High scorers for Braz- osport were: James Bullard, 14: Glen Calvert, 10 and Bert Dahl with 11 points. 25 11 14 61 MUSTANGS Victor Vogt Bill Severin Glen Backstedt Donald Enax Butch Holmes 1 2 4 11 2 1 5 14 3 6 Sweeny Loses Two Games To Bay City The Sweeny High School Bulldogs dropped a close one last night at Sweeny to the Bay City Black Cats, 57-51. Sweeny was leading at halftone 28-25 but the eagle eye of Dale Callihan put the Black Cats out front to stay soon alter the naif. Kirk Hanson was high scorer for the Bulldogs with 14 points and Dickie Hastings was second highest with 10 points. Callihan was high scorer for Bay City with 27 points. In the B game preceding the ., i A game, Bay City defeated the ° Sweeny five 38—23. Halftone score was 21M3, Bay City leading. Sweeny only scored 10 points the entire last half. Doti Long scored 9 points for Sweeny and Johnny Glendein was second highest with 6 points. The Bulldogs travel Thursday night to Alvin with A-and-B games there and on Friday night travel Sports In Brief By Associated Press HOUSTON — The Houston Oilers are rated as slight favorites to beat the Los Angeles Chargers Sunday in the American League's first championship game. The Changers, winners of the Western division, and the Oilers, winners of the Eastern division, have identical 10 and 4 league records. CHICAGO has signed a - Ted Williams contract with Sears. Hoebuck and Company io serve as an advisor in the promotion and marketing oi sports equipmenh Williams said the job would not interfere with his plans io serve as a baiting coach for the Boston Red Sox. NEW YORK—The Iowa football coach for the past 9 years, Forest Evashevski, is the winner of the New York Touchdown Club award for 1960. The award is given annually to the person deemed to have done the most for football over a period of years. PHILADELPHIA — Na tibnal Football League Com missioner Pete Rozelle said "Two Minute Warning" in Philadelphia. Ho, it wasn't a football game. Just National League coaches and genera: managers being warned to make their draft choices. to Clear Creek to meet that undefeated, untied basketb a 11 quintet. Arkansas Expected To Show Duke Plenty Of Competition By CIIARU5S MOUEY AP Sports Writer When the Arkansas team takes the field it looks like a bunch of overgrown 150-pounders. But once the opening whistle blows the team plays football with the cold fury of the Chicago Bears in a grudge game. Tins must be the hardest hitting band of lightweights since Lew Jenkins was throwing rifle rights two decades ago. There isn't 'a man on the start- Ing eleven who goes as high as 200 pounds. They probably don't average as much as a first-class high school team. And yet the n the closing seconds.- ,• The nearest thing to a big star n the Arkansas back field is Alworth, a fast and tricky rack. He weighs all of 178 pounds. Us mates in the starting bnck- ield are George McKlnney nt quarterback, who Is 179, Dnrrcll Williams at Halfback, weighing .65, and Joe Paul Alberty at fullback who is 178. MeKinney does the passing and s helped in that chore by Billy Moore, his understudy. Arkansas uses the pass as an occasional venpon. Proof of thrt lies' in the ligures which show that the lead- Razorbacks Conference won title. the Southwest They finished TRY FACTS CLASSIFIEDS! with a season record of eight victories and two dcfsats. And tliey were ranked seventh in the final national ratings. How did they do it? Well, for one thing, great-overall team speed. For another, a team will to win that is fantastic. For still another, poise and savvy in the tight spots. And for yet another, a really fine coach, Frank Broyles. This Is not a team with a couple of great individual players and a host of supporting characters. It is a team which pulls together with magnificent spirit. Arkansas will meet the Duke Blue Devils in the Cotton Bowl game on Jan. 2nd. During the regular season Arkansas was the king of the Cliffhangers. Four of its eight victories were registered by a total point marring of 15 points. That's less thjn three points per victory. Two of its big games, the victories over Texas and Rice, were won by field goals in the last minute of play. The talented.toe belongs to Mickey Cissell, a third- string back. The two losses for Arkansas were to Baylor by a score of 28— 14 and to mighty Mississippi by a 10 to 7 margin. Arkansas had to swallow some of its own medicine in the Mississippi game. The Razorbacks lost it on a field goal r i ng catcher on the club this year I football wars. was end Jimmy Colltor. Jimmy snared 17 aerials, an .average ad less than two per game The dangerous Alworth wat second with 12 receptions. Alwortt is the Arkansas home-run threat He can score from any part o 1 the field. Alworth was the top runner for the Razorbacks. 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