The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on October 11, 1959 · Page 8
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Freeport, Texas
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Sunday, October 11, 1959
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TACTS , - . . - f. BrMosport and Arasoria ,C6unty, texas, Bufrfoy, Pet. 11, SV . .1-. t" ..ii- Cast and Forecasts By Bill McMurray Ships Now test Eight Straight Dating tack to 1058, the Brtiosport Exporters hays now feet eight football games in a row. , Bsytown started" the Exporter* on their losing slump tack to MM by beating ceach Kenneth Wilson's Exporters, •. »•«. Along came Galveawn and upset the Ships, «-8,«. the '58 Homecoming. .... , Then in the '58 final, Pasadena scored three quick, touch- •Vwns and coasted io a 27-6 victory. • • That was 1958. Here in 1959 the Shippers have now taken live straight setbacks. Brazosport's last football Victory. «as a 14-12 win over Texas City on the Closing day of Ctet. Harden Cooper now heads the Exporter football hopes end Ms re-debut into the schoolboy ranks has not been any ; bed of roses. Cooper served as head coach at Minrola be- !fbre he taoved into the college circles for an eight year . Wtch as an assistant coach. -.-_ . . Cooper and' his Exporter coaching staff have been working tiff and night trying to find the right combination that would make the Shippers "jell" and start moving the ball With some authority. • However, the Exporter offense appears to begettingweaker week after week, while the "Big Red" defense has shown vast improvement. • Stiff No Offense... No offense, but plenty of scrappy defensive players werti •town in the Exporters Thursday night loss to South Houston, , M-6. V the Exporters would have been able to move the ball Just' tittle, they would have beaten the Trojans three touchdown, b fact, yon can look back over the Shippers five-losing games (Us week and see where a little offense would have played • key role and would have changed someof those defeats to wins. Not only the quarterbacking, but the Exporters offensive line have" apparently lost their poise and class. 'Not all the fault is at the-xtuarterback spot as little or no blocking in the •'line have caused over half the 34 fumbles credited to the: Exporters and also let Ship backs get spilled for large losses. With the season half over, Cooper's troops now face five tough league foes in Spring Branch, Texas City, Baytown, Calveston and Pasadena. There's no pushover in that fivesome. • While most football teams would be real low after five straight defeats, the Exporters still have lots of spirit, bustle and desire, I ft will take an overall team effort, but somewhenia then last five games the Shippers could not only wiitone fame,, but two, three, four or even their remaining five. I. Whsfl and if, the Exporter offense "jells", look out. Scene looks Sharp.... A Upsef Wharf on Tigers, 23-8.... West Columbia Gains First Grid Victor West Columbia's "N«w Look" Houghnccks bounced off the lioor after five straight deteaU to dump the Wharton Tigers, 22-8, last night in a District 26-AA football match. 6ehlnd 8-6 at haUtime,*the aroused band of 'Roughnecks came out in the second halt to push across two touchdowns and stop the highly - favored Tigers. For the night, Wharton only had four first downs as the West Columbia defense turned In a neat bit of work in their tackling to stop the Wharlon attack. :. --' ••• y The Tigers could muster but on« first down off- West Co lumtila in the second half >i Play- '.'.• E. S. Golson's ' Roughnecks rolled up^ 12 first downs in notching their initial victory West Columbia, lumped off to a 6-0 margin when qaar- terback 'Larry VonCanhon hauled in a punt and rambled some 80 yards for « touchdown. This was the first of two TD's scored by VonCan- non. ODDS And ENDS . . . .The passing of Freddie Beene, • with the running of Donald Strong and,Lynn Longino, tha defensive work of Roger Dickey, Don .Crosby, Jimmy Hamill and the pass catching of Douglas Selman could earn tbei* Junior Varsity gridders a spot on the Ship varsity before the season is over. . . .Scene's quarterback work was perhaps the brightest spot in the JV*£104t *ta .over South Houston last Wednesday. . . .He still"neMs polish on ball handling and calling plays, but Freddie can throw the football. . . .Give a little daylight, Strong and Longino can neve out. . . .Beene also looked sharp on rollout >laya. ft looks as if Baytown is coming up with. anotherHK>wer' boust in football. . . .They say that the.-Ganderswve 60 sophomores on the soph team and another S4 sophomores Oft their Junior Varsity club. . . .With this, lineup of focf- ball players, the Baytown soph and-JVs. are considered to be the toughest in 12-AAAA play, with Galena Park not far behind. . . .Loop coaches'put die flngec.on the Ganders to ride high in a couple of years. . Hare's a couple of dates Bnzoria County..golfers should (nark down. . . .Cto Oct. 17-18 El Laao Country Club will ftaie • Partnership' Handicap Best Ball Golf Tournament..-. , . '..en Nov. 1st over at Old Ocean therewjjlb«anl&-helf,t Four Ball Golf Tournament. . . .Entry, fees, at both place* : 1 will be $5. . . .That price at Old Ocean includes food, drink ; and green fees. . . Joth of these golf evants should auraet ' • Urge following of county golfers. ';;, , :..'•":.'';. Hare is another item that football fans will be interested fa. . . .Remember each Wednesdaynight at AtLake .Jackson City HaU. . . .The Texas game films ,wiU>* shown, free el charge to ( one and alL courtesy of. the.Brasoria County Texas University Exes Association. . .• .The Steer game films that are shown each Wednesday sre. ruaning on* week beouid tkae, but it's still a good wax. to s^nd Wednesday sJsht... .Startiag tlmeis 7:30. Brasosport's James 'Bull".Phillips Is one oT the tea psids listed on the Texas A&M freshman .team... JhiUips checked in at Aaglelaod weighing 210 pounds^ .; .The largest •uurd Is 225 Mike Gieb of •Garland. . .The Aggie froah will pity five games,'.four coming at College Station. .. .Their • opener was against the-JOT Wogs, that .on Oct. 8th. while srouad with the Baylor Cubs follows on Occ 15. BU you happen to catch the LSU-Rice and OkUhoma- Northwestern games on TV?. , . .If so, remember Red Graage and Lindsey Nelson talking about the Most Valuable Pliyer Award. . . .Well, it. was BU1& Cannon of LSU ss the winner'the first'.;week, while Ron Burton of Northwestern took that honor the second week...' • Leu of backs InthefreshmanfootballcropatRlce, .. .Crty ' Q candidates out for the five tackle to tackle positions... .* looks like there might be a- few switches, of boys from their high school spots. . .«,The Rice freshman wiU»Uy SMlTs | Colts in their opener at Dallas on Oct. 16th... .West Columbia's I Kenneth Bcone is one of die orize backs at Rice, Senior Brent Gilliam, who had caught some 'service for toe Ships at an end position in the Jesse Jones game, has quit football. . . . . .In the University of Houston game with Ole Miss, 14 sophs received their gridiron baptism. .. .Eight it that number were on the first two units.-... .ElLago Country Qub members should remember Wednesday, as that will be the date Gene Newman give£ group instruction,. .New- '' nan is one of the top amateur players in Brazoria County. Here's good news for golfers. . . .We will-only lose one , stroke instead of two for a lost ball or hitting f shor out of bounds under the 1960 rules say the U. S. Golf Association Officials The penalty nextyear will be loss pf distance enly, rather than a. stroke and distance.... ;TheUSGA also •nnouDced that play-of a provisional ball will be permitted . Sflly if the original ball is. lost or out of bounds and that s v yraviSionsl bill will not be permitted for a ball which may be unplayable or in » water hazzard. Alvin Loses On Blocked Punt, 8-7 A blocked punt netted Con roe's visiting Tigers a slim 8- victory over the Alvin Yellow- jackets last night in a non-dls trict football match. End Jack Gordon knifec through to block the Alvin punt and fell on 1 the ball ove the'Jacket goal for the Conroe touchdown. A pass from St Coyle to end Dick Coyle notch ed the two-points and a one point win. Alvin had scored when half back Bobby England dashe some 11 yards to end a 30-yar drive. Neal Moore booted th extra point, giving Alvin a 7- halftime margin. From the loss to Conroe, th I2-AAA Jackets still have on non-district test left befon Wharton got their first naif ore when the 'Necks tried a uick kick that went short and as returned only some 20 ards for a Tiger touchdown, he extra point put Wharton i front, 8-6. Then back came the ir the second half. Halfback Robert Jenkins, 'ho was probably the game's utstanding grldder, climaxed 70-yard drive by slipping ff tackle for the final 13 ards. Jenkins added the two points n a run, giving West Colum- ia * 14-8 margin. Still in the' third quarter, le 'Necks linedup for another TD, this time by VonCanhon. The Roughneck quarterback ollsd*but to the right On art ption play, tucked the ball way and romped st^me 47 ards for the third TD of'West Columbia. ' Jenkins raced over for- the wo points, giving the 'Necks leir 22-8 victory. :, Both teams pushed Inside the 0 yard line in the- fourth tuarter but no scoring re- ulted. Jenkins, besides doing a neat ob of kicking, carried the ball 6 times and gained 82 yards, v.hile VOnCaunon had 71 yards] in 10 trips. Pay ton Dorsett, v^ho had started at quarterback liv WC's first four games, held down a halfback spot and got 49 yards in 14 trips. Fullback George Snow gained 66 yards in 17 carries. In the line, such gridders as Mike Wilson, Tommy Flowers, Kenneth •Perkins, Phillip Berganee, .Wayne' Poll a r d, Jamfts Wlecjyk and a host of others turfted in top-notph Jobs in the "Necks first win'in the trie*. | Dorsett stopped Wharton'n passing attack cold by picking off three-Tiger tosses, while Jenkins went; high to snare one; ' The "Necks had been beaten by Port Acres, Alvin, Angle- ton ( LuMarqu* and Palaclos bef or*, trie .victory over Wharton. In District 26-AA play, Gol- sort's gridders now. 'have a mark of 1-1 as they 'dfoppert Ihelr firit conference test to Palacios, 34>H, ' Spoil Bulldog Homecoming... Edna Cowboys Shade Sweeny, 14-6, In District 26-AA Game Edna's hieh-rlding Cowboys spoiled the 1989 Sweeny Home- coming'by scoring A 14»6 victory over the Bulldogs last night. • i \The.even-played District 25- AA attraction was staged before over 3,^)00 fans in the Bulldog Stadium. The loop loss for Ed Wag- oner's Bulldogs was their sec- nd straight and gives the Bra- bria County AA grid outflj an verall mark of two wins and they can open loop play. Th Jackets tackle 'the Arigleto Wildcats; in an . all - Brazon County match Friday in Alvi Tpllowing that game the A viri. crew.|will move into loo,-IU, Campo in! the %sf»jMU»e,. that coming "on loop dattei with El Campo and La' Marqme.' but face Bay City and Xalnajr-Consolidated on the T T is*i9t i cked to win the.i2*AV^race '. M PIN MONEY 5 . .,.-..3.-».i-i. s v .;. • ;, ; •• : KARACHI (OK) — Burg- tan wlw looi«i Jh. Yaua«li wanbeui. r«c«nHy will h«T. n*. ihertig. oi "pin mon.^-. Th.f mad. oil with f 1,100 in ^.••tor-pint. NOT TALKING LOMDOK IUPD — prim. Mbdator Harold MaemlUan't campalflm manag.r. Lord Hailtlwm, i.luMd io mak* war FWdieiion ea ih. ouj- wm. e< ih* .iKtian. "Tfc. only n.wi I b*v. got U that my itli. h«v. bu*V' •• lold • coni i«.Bc*. "Th»r {uii g.v. wif — -"— th* unutuil itrmin." our setbacks. Behind, 14-0, Waggoner's Bulldogs put on a 70-yard scor- ng march in the third quarter, limaxed when halfback Billy Wheeler smacked over, from IB one. The visiting Cowboys got a air of second quarter touch- .ovvns, one coming on a neat 0-yard pass and run play. With time running out in the first half. Sweeny had a bad nap from center on a punt jttempt and the Cowboys re- overed the football only a •ard away from the Sweeny goal. ; ' By .scoring this' easy touch down, the 'Pokes took in a H>0 alftime margin over Sweeny. Most ot the second half was an . even • affair, except lor Sweeney's long goalward march which resulted in a touchdown. A large part of the game was played from the 40 to the 40,. Both/teams put up a stout defense.''' . in first downs, Edna, bad an etlge of 13 to 12 over the hosting Bulldogs.. .. ' , In the backfield for. the Bulldogs, such gridders as Roy Stockman and Dean Thomas iSndled the quarterback chores and did an outstanding job of play selection and ball hand- ne. Wheeler, Sonny Barfi«ld,:Ed Hurt, Thril Autrey and others were top running backs for Sweeny. Wheeler: is now • the leading scorer iti the Sweeny-camp with 18 points on three touchr downs. The speedy halfback accounted for a pair- of s.ix poiiittis in the Bulldog romp over •>Schulenbur# r ~. ! Sta,4S,t : Jbhiy Parker, Kenhey Smith Dennis Calioway a n i Bill Scruggs'were top offensive and defensive players in the line lot the 26-AA bulldogs.-" ''•••firm the loss to /Edna, the Bulldogs get ready; to battle the winlUs Needville BlUejays.nhis coming on Friday, Oct. 16, at Necdvllle. After that game, the Bulldogs have an open date and will then return to catch Palaclos at home, go to Boling and close out the 195B grid season bv hosting arch rival West Columbia. The contest with Needvllle will get underway at 3 p.m. Sweeny's 'B' team, which had an open date last week, will travel to Tidehaven this Thursday night for a non-district contest. The Sweeny Junior High gridders are matched against league leading Angleton, this also a, on Thursday. The Juniors were beaten by Clute, 28-12, last Thursday and now hold a mark of one win with two wins, ar« curren Golsnn takes hlS'jRotflhnae nd two losses in Junior con District Play Next In Line For Danbury By scoring In the final, thi-e minutes of play, 'the .Danbury Panthers, took'a 14-.8 non-dis trict victory over the Sheridan Broncos last night. , Quarterback George Jennlng broke up a 6-6 deadlock when he pushed over ifrom "the one- yard lirie. 'Leo Olshovsky addec the two points on a run, mak ing the final score, 14-6. A Jennings pass to William Zgarba accounted'for the othe Panther TD./This', score cam in the second quarter and cov ered some ten yards. Lou, Botard, dashed 20 yard on a screen pass for the Ion TD scored by hosting Sheridan From the win over the Bron cos, the Danbury gridders mov Into District »4»B-play by host TREASON SWEENY auard Bill Scruggf, abev., r.cov.r.d on. fumbl. and caught both off.ntiv. and d.i.niiv. action in ih* Bulldogi 14-1 loii io Edna'i "Cowboyi latt night.' Th* grid malch wai • 26-AA iflair. AWNINGS TERS FREE INSTAIATION ' ^B E8TWATE8 CALL GULF AWNING CO. LIKE CLOCKWORK, STOPS IH TO Sit US* A "bundle Iron heaven" quite often create! the Immediate need for » bundle t>t extra' caib to meet ' the extra cxpeuei. A good place to f et what you need || her* ... on » low-cost loan. Fact aervice, always. GREAT WESTERN FINANCE COMPANY SuBtrrUion of .State Dept. of Banklnj • '-; : .', JACK WHITE, MOB, K*. 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