The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on December 29, 1960 · Page 12
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The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas · Page 12

Freeport, Texas
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Thursday, December 29, 1960
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1,. MI' iii ti! •si tl C :s d G w S' II tl C E K a 1 P I P o F a I 1 i Page 12 THE BRAfcOSPORT FACTS Meets Baylor Saturday Little 138-Pounder Is Big Twist For Florida Gators The star quarterback of th Florida University football team has a name like a leader of los causes and he's built like an over sized jockey but on the footba! field he's a twisting, squirmint, terror. His name is Larry Libertora He's 5—8 and he weighs all o 138 pounds, which would be snmi for Little League football. And yet he paced the Gators to a record of eight victories anc two losses this Jail. They finished second in the Southeastern Con ference and got themselves a bid to the Gator Bowl at Jacksonville this Saturday. They will meet Baylor. Libertore i n s p 1 red a unique compliment from a scout ,vho xvatched Florida In action. Said this scout: "Larry is too small for college football, in fact he's too small for high school football. He can't pass very well and he can't block. All he can do is beat you." Libertore is at his best as a field general and as a runner. He gainad 420 yards on the ground this fan. He stunned LSU by scampering 66 yards for a touchdown on the first play from scrimmage. Larry can pass with some degree of accuracy when he has to, but he uses that as a potential threat. He prefers to run and he does Siat with amazing agility and a lot of extra effort. Larry's understudy is one Bobby Dodd, Jr., a son of the great Georgia Tech coach. Bobby was instrumental in beating his father this fall as Florida toppet Tech, 18 to 17. Bobby is a good passer. HP lad 30 completions in 55 attempts during the regular campaign. Florida has some fine runners, )ig fellows who can streak. One of the top numbers is young 3ick Skelly, who weighs a bii over 200 pounds and runs with a ot of zip. He is Just recovering rom an injury but has looked good in practice drills for the ;ame on Saturday. Don Goodman is a booming full- ack, the kind you give the ball o when you need three yards for first down or a touchdown. Jon MacBeth is an experienced ullback and also is a tough line- acker on defense. Bob Hoover is another good runner. The Florida line is good and as pretty good depth. One of the starting ends, Nick Arfaras, was orced out of the Gator Bowl game when he.was injured re- •ently hi an auto accident. Howver, the Gators ha'd another ;ood wingman, Tom Smith, standing by to take his place. Pat Patchen and Tom Kelley are two other ends who will see plenty of action against Baylor. Captain Bill Hood is the center and anchor man of the line. Jim Beaver and Ronnie Slack are sturdy tackles and Vic Miraiida will be In action at guard. The head coach at Florida is Ray Graves, who played his football at Tennessee under General Bob Neyland. Graves played a couple of years with the Philadelphia Eagles as a center and finally became an assistant at Georgia Tech. This was his first year at Florida and it was a good one. In all truth we must admit he lad a lot of help. Florida's ioot- ball brochure lists 10 assistant coaches. When they all sit down n conference it must look like the general assembly ot the United Nations. However, they turned out a solid team this fall and one that should give Baylor a busy afternoon in the Gator Bowl on Saturday. Brazosport and Brazoria County- Texas, TliUffi,, Bed, With Oh Miss. .. PERFECT GAME FOR MITZI YUBA CITY, Calif. («—Mitzl Tukui's bowling average has aken a big climb. Bowling in he Marysville Woman's League he recently hit a perfect 300 game then came back with 161 nd 186 games for a.647 series. 29, had a 165 average. 220,000 IN EARNINGS PAID TO SAVERS DURING 1960 YOU can participate in our 1961 earnings by starting a savings account with us with any amount — You'll have a safe, fluctuation-free savings account that will bring your inveatment-size earnings every six months. and... BEGINNING JANUARY 1, OUR DIVIDEND WILL BE SAVE NOW FOR A FULL DIVIDEND JUNE 30 Bra/zosport ivings AND LOAN ASSOCIATION FREEPORT • ANGLE10N • LAKE JACKSON BRAZOSPORTS By GEORGE FERGUSON FACTS SPORTS EDITOR Pasadena, The Team To Wqtch? PASADENA — After finishing sixth with a 4-9 record in District 12-4A last year, the Pasadena Eagles are looking forward to the coming scramble for district marbles. The Eagles return a strong nucleus of ten lettermen, including four starters liom last year. Coach Hugh McGaugh lo only three lettermen throug graduation. John Lowe, wh scored 131 points and won hon orable mention in the All-Di trict selections, will be misse this year. Also missing will b Glen Darby, a 1959-60 lette man, who decided to drop ba ketball lor track. The 1960-61 team is compose of seven seniors and three jun iors. All are lettermen. When Pasadena hits th court, the Eagles average si feet, one-half inches in. heigh McGaugh feels that the helgn advantage, plus extra effort from several of his top player can enable the.. Eagles to im prove considerably on las year's record, and most coaches around 12-4A are picking Pasa dena to be the chief contender for favorite Brazosport. Jeff Ford, the only two-year letterman on the club, lead the Eagles in the experience de partment. Ford, a senior, pos sesses fine defensive talent along with a good eye for tb bucket. Ford stands five feel 11 inches and has started fo the Eagles In the two past sea Patterson Wins Another Boxina Award NEW YORK (AP) — Heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson, the first man to win back the bij crown, was named 'Fighter o today by Ring Maga- the Year* zuie. Patterson previously had been named the winner of the Edward J. Neil memorial plaque as "Fighter of the Year" by the Boxing Writers Association. The 2S-year-old New Yorker, who is supposed to box Ingemar Johansson in a third match March 13th at Miami Beach, lost his title to the Swede in 1959 and won it back by a knockout last June. Rating the boxers for their accomplishments in I960, Ring listed heavyweight Sonny Listen, the number one contender, as the runnerup to Patterson In the yearly rankings. Archie Moore, the unfrocksd lightheavyweight champion, says Ingemar Johansson never could fight a lick and probably will be cringing when he gets in the rin° again with Floyd Patterson. Nevertheless, Moore says, Johansson should" at least start talking a good fight to try to beef up the gate for his third heavyweight title fight with Patterson "*!«;>il iii March. sons. Last year he scoted points in district play. 83 Gary Hanna, a senior letterman, probably will be another back-court starter for the Eagles. Hanna a starter last year, is a good, steady defend sive player. He totaled 38 points in 12-4A action last year. Along with Ford and Hanna is junior Dale Marsh. Marsh is a good shot and the best ball handler on the team. He was a part-time starter for McGaugh last year and stands 6-2, The leading scorer from the 1959-60 lineup is Spencer Pickens. After sinking 189 points in loop competition, Pickens was n second team All-District pick. His 6 foot, 5 inch frame enables Plckens to do a top notch job in defense as well as in scoring and rebounding. You describe Catl Clark best as 6-feet-6. He is the tallest boy on this year's team. While starting last season, Clark scored 109 points in 13 district games and won honorable mention on the All-District team. Rebounding and shooting are Clark's biggest assets. Larry Wilson is a 6-2 member of the Eagle squad who will see plenty of action. Wilson has a good snot, but he tends to be a little rough under the boards. Curtis Doolen is only a junior, but the 6-1 player is a top prospect. He is a hustler and a fine shot. Tex Spear, Jeral Rains, an outstanding member of the Eagle football team, and Howell Mann round out the Eagle lineup. All three boys are seniors. McGaugh feels this team will improve considerably on last year's perlormance, and like other 12-4A. coaches, feels he has a contender for the district title on his hands. Height, speed and experience are the three keys to the 196061 Eagles. If they can blend teamwork and hustle into their Owls In "Home Stretch" Drills For Sugar Test Rice, the team given virtually no chance at all to upset mighty Ole Miss, is spending this week trying to be ready to pull out a victory at the Sugar Bowl at New Orleans on January 2nd. Jess Neely' and staff .gave Ihs players a welcome surprise when they turned them loose two days early for a six-day break to spend Christmas at home, and the Owls didn't have to check in until Monday evening for a film session. Now they are back at the hard and rugged work required to be in top shape to play the club whose partisans feel should have been ranked No. 1 in the nation this year instead of "only" No. 2 or No. 3, depending on which national wire service poll you follow. To make up for the Christmas BASKETBALL EXPORTERS Coach "Flash" Walker's Exporters are in Galveston today larticipating in the Galveston basketball tournament. The Ships met the South Houston Trojans n a first round game this morn- ng at 11:15 a.m. Galena Park alayed La Marque in the first game of the tournament. Other teams participating in the ourney are Galveston's Ball ligh School Tornadoes, Smiley Eagles, South Park of Beaumont and Pasadena. If Brazosport wins the first game with South Houston, they will play the winner of the Galena ""ark-La Marque game at 6:30 p. m. today, or if they lose their irst game, they will play the oser of the first game at 9:30 a. •n. Friday. If Brazosport wins Jie first two games they will lay in the tournament finals at :15 p.m. Friday. If they lose :ther of the first two games, ths hips will play earlier Friday. SWEENY BULLDOGS The Sweeny High School Bull ogs travel to Alvin to meet the -and-B teams of Alvin High chool. The games will be played might at the Alvin gym. Friday ght, Sweeny travels to dear Creek for basketball games there. CLUTE COUGARS Tonight the Clute Junior High chool Cougars travel to Bay ty to meet the Bay City Black ittens. This is the first game r the Clute five since before the •bristmas holidays. attack, they will be tough In our analysis of the 12- AAAA district teams and the thoughts of the coaches of the district, we find that it is generally the opinion that the Brazosport Exporters are favored to win the district, with Pasadena being the leading contender for the first place slot. In watching the Ships in action in various games up to now this season, we can't help agreeing that they have a good ball team, however we note that the Scoreboard tide turns in the Ships favor, in most games, only after briefing by Coach "Flash" Walker in timeout periods. Naturally this is. the function of a coach however it seems seme of the Exporters fail to put their planned plays into action without several __sessions with the coach. Even though praise for the Ships has been great among observers and coaches in the district, we feel they have a fight on their hands to win the district championship. All opponents will be "gunning" for the favored team, making it necessary for a winning team to use all the experience and game tactics taught by the coach at their command, to fulfill the forecaster predictions. No-one player on any sports team should ever think he can win alone or make all the scores. It is a combined team effort that wins a title and individual-player praise. BEMAN IN FOURSOME MIAMI BEACH, Fla. OH — Deane Beman, 1960 U.S. Amateur champion, and Anne Casey Jolmstone will be paired in the national amateur mixed foursome at the LaGorce Country Club here, Jan. 31-Feb. 4. Moore, stripped of his title by the National Boxing Association for failure to defend, says' he'd like to meet Guilio Rinaldi ol Italy in a title match. Rinaldi recently scored a Archie in Rome. decision over Wed.-Thora.-Frl. "JOURNEY TO THE LOST CITY" 'ElflSCOS SHOWING WED Thru SAT, ANDREWS'FLEMING EFREM JOHN ANNE _ ZlMBALISTi«.'KERR«FRANCIS B NEXT WEEK AU county basketball * terfr ;r*n 57ti8B f.tV, Tuesday night, the Exporterettes HOUND ROBIN IS SET NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. Wl — The Triangle Round Robin, a fiolf tournament in which 16 members of the Ladies' Profes- sional'Golf Assn. tangle in al- ( ternating foursomes, will be earns j held here next June 8-11 at *h= Country Club. meet Deer Park at Brazosport, the Exporters travel to Galena Park for their first 12-AAAA district game and Sweeny hosts Needville at Sweeny. Thursday night of next week the Exporterettes travel to Santa Fe, Bay ,C3ty comes to Clute for a return engagement, and Angleton is at Freeport Junior High. Then on Friday night, Brpzos- port's Exporters play their first district game of the season at home, when the Baytown Ganders come to town for an engagement. West Columbia's Roughnecks go to Boling, and the West Columbia High School's girls- jasketball team play Dulles at Missouri dry. On Thursday and Friday of next week the Freeport Junior High School Basketball Tournament will be reeled off at the Freeport gym. The first game of the tournament will be staged at 2:30 p.m. Thursday be- ween Freeport's Redskins and be staged at 2:30 p.m. Thursday >etween Freeport's Redskins and he Lake Jackson Panthers. Other earns in the tournament will be Bay City, Lev! Fry of Texas City, Clute, Santa Fe, West Columbia and Horace Mann of Baytown, DRUGS - COSMETICS SUNDRIES • VETERINARY SUPPLIES Phone SWift 8-2333 NJUHTS DIAL SWu't 8-7435 WRIGHT'S PHARMACY BRAZORIA SHOW STARTS 6:30 P.M. TOURS. - FBI. IT STARTED IN NAPLES' CLARK GABLE SOPHIA LOREN • AND— MACUMBA LOVE ZIVA KODANN WALTER REED MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND OUR 5 FEATURE AND CARTOON NEW YEAR'S EVE SHOW TIMBUCTU • LUCKY ME • TEENAGERS PROM OUTER SPACE • GUNS, GIRLS & GANGSTERS • IT STARTED IN NAPLES FREE Coffee and Donuts break, the Owls are working In two-a-day sessions since during the holiday period they have the full day to devote to football this week, though chances are they will ease up a bit in a tapering off period before departure by plane on Sunday morning for New Orleans. In an overall sense, trainer Eddie Wojeckl and the coaches were pretty well pleased by the condition of the squad on their return from Christmas at home. Most of the players had picked ip a little extra weight during their relaxation from the training ;rind, but not enough that Wo- ; ecki didn't feel the Owls will in tip top shape by Monday. "Barring practice injuries this week, every man will be ready' to go all out on Monday," related the veteran Owl trainer Indications are that while some Owls on the second unit are play. Ing at least equal and in n few instances perhaps a bit better than the first unit men at their position, Rice likely will go wit!ib the same unit lineup of the first and alternate teams abused most of tlio regular season. One player apt to see more game duty thfui during the fall campaign Is end Dan Brast, a senior who has corns along very well In the Sugar Bowl drills. 24 GAMES AT NIGHT DETROIT l/B — The Detroit Tigers will play 24 nigh: ise- ball games during the !)G1 y American League Campaign. SPORTVILLE INC. 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