The York Dispatch from York, Pennsylvania on November 6, 1975 · 36
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The York Dispatch from York, Pennsylvania · 36

York, Pennsylvania
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Thursday, November 6, 1975
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f Si 4 n -I- ? i I S' X Ur fi ' THE YORK DISPATCH THURSDAY NOVEMBER 6 1975 FIVE AREA PLAYERS 33 MS Career Passing Leader na Ik am®f By A1 Gregson “He tan do anything I ask him to on a football field” said Sus-q u ehannock coach John Gentzler “He can kick punt run or throw He’s a well-rounded athlete very eoachable with an excellent attitude and just super pride and desire” Gentzler was talking about Randy Edsall the senior quarterback for the Warriors who in his second season has already set a Susquehannock career record for passing yardage and is hoping to go over 2000 yards total offense for 1975 He’s averaged 386 yards per ' punt 47 yards per kickoff 68 yards each time he’s carried the ball which he’s done 53 times this season : Edsall has completed better 1 than 50 per cent of his tosses I and averaged nearly 12 1-2 p yards on each connection Thir-‘ teen more strikes will give him 100 for the season despite the fact that he played while ill in one game (Dover) and sat out thenext one (Central) - The holder of these impressive r credentials is a good-looking 17-year-old with wavy blond hair blue eyes and an ingenuous -smile Randy Edsall is a well-proportioned (6-3 190) athlete with large sinewy hands that are capable of cradling a foot-: ball on his hip or throwing it with accuracy for 40 50 or even 60 yards downfield With two games to go (South Western and Vo-Tech) Randy needs 553 more yards in total offense which is somewhat - more per game than he’s been : averaging j “I think I could do it” says : Edsall with a mature confidence that curiously contrasts with his somewhat baby-faced appearance “But teams are waiting for us this year since we won the division last year” he added “I like to throw long but ! everybody’s giving us the un-demeath stuff this year so I ! usually can’t” -Despite the defensive pressure on Edsall and his receivers he has accounted for 13 of the Warriors’ 19 touchdowns throwing for six scores and running for seven more “Usually I try to ‘look off’ the ’defense and then throw the other way” said Edsall “but if my : primary receiver happens to be covered I’m in trouble” Many times it’s the opposition that’s in trouble as Edsall rolls out of the disintegrating pocket gets to the outside and picks up large chunks of real estate He’s credited with “47 or 48” speed !jor 40 yards ‘ According to Gentzler the football team has a very high regard and respect for Edsall’s ability Randy is one of two team captains the other being Jeff Blough while Wayne McCullough and Lynn Snyder are co-captains Edsall calls the plays himself “20 or 25 per cent of the time” and does very well according to the coach --The son of Mr and Mrs Richard B Edsall of RD 1 Glen iEPcnxrDTrimAX IF By Major Amos B Hoople ‘ and the Wolverines rolling over Lehigh 29 Davidson 17 1 Florida St 14 Memphis St (N) Florida 35 Georgia 28 Harvard 26 Princeton 13 Va Tech 32 Houston 14 (N) will thrash Western Michigan Qhio state 38? minois 7 47-17 in a Mid-America Conference fray One of the great Pac 8j Wisconsin 27 Iowa 20 rivalries will be renewed for the Nebraska 42 Kansas St 20 53rd year when Southern California and Stanford get together in the Los Angeles Coliseum before a packed house : Egad friends these beautiful Purdue 32-15 fall days make it very difficult Also in the Midwest the for your favorite prognosticator Miami (O) Redskins aiming -The crisp weather is just perfect f°r a third straight Bowl bid lor hiking and Mother Nature basu splashed the foilage with such gorgeous colors that I — -unkumph — find it almost im-: possible to concentrate on my many duties But back -to the typewriter and one of my most favored chores interpreting the many lm-ponderabes of collegate foot-ball-for my faithful followers : One of these imponderables is the potential of the Baylor club in their’ conference clash with historic series stands at 33-17-2 jo jp 20 Toledo 10 in favor of the Trojans and JohnN0tre Dame 24 Georgia Tech 14 McKays’ lads figure to add to Ohio U 17 Bowling Green 14 that with a hard-won 33-24 vie-Oklahoma 39 Kasnas 18 tory over the Stanford Car-(wash St 24 Oregon St i7 Texas The Bears are like my finals You might say — heh- UCLA 27 Oregon 13 nephew Leander when he’s heh — this one won’t be for the penn state 32 NC State 22 'good he’s very very good and birds Arkansas 21 Rice 6 when he’s bad he s horrible Another long-time rivalry will! San Diego St 15 Arizona 10 (N) :T5aylor was very very goodjg settled in Baton Rouge when San Jose St 27 New Mexico 17 earlier this year when “igan j Alabama invades to do battle (N) was forced to come from behind! wjth Louisiana State for the 49th So Carolina 24 Appalachian St to tie the Bears 14-14 And then time- This is not one of the 2D against Arkansas the Bears Fighting Tigers’ better years so So Cal 33 Stanford 24 were terrible as they were will do well to hold the Temple 18 Rhode Island 14 Crimson Tide to a 47-14 win The Tenn 40 Utah 6 Tide is rolling again — har-Texas A&M 35 SMU 13 All signs indicate the boys will be up for this one So high in fact Texas will be in for a rbuzh afternoon However we have bad news for the Bear:Navy27 Miami (Fla) 16 (N) 'adherents the Longhorns are aj Saturday Nov 8 ' shade better in every depart- Ball State 26 Akron 17 (N) ment and will prevail 25-20 in an old-fashioned barn burner The Big 2 of the Big 10 — heh- heh — Ohio State and Michigan will continue on their merry way California 21 Washington 7 toward their Nov 22 showdown Maryland 39 Cincinnati 17 I by registering derisive triumphs Colgate 16 Bucknell 12 I this weekend The Hoople v System sees the Buckeyes whipping a good Illinois eleven 38-7 Baylor o o f Is - ' WARRIOR POW-WOW between quarterback Randy Coach John Gentzler Edsall with two games remaining hannock career record of yards gained pas-sing Rock would welcome an opportunity to go to college to play football South Carolina Kentucky Purdue Wake Forest Pitt Delaware and Cincinnati are among the schools reportedly interested with Penn State also requesting more information As far as a major is concern-1 ed “probably physical educa-! fion or something” is Randy’s response “Mr Gentzler has really helped me a lot and I’d like to go into coaching a lot HAMPTON Ga (AP) — More than $130000 will be at stake in Sunday’s Dixie 500 stock car (race but Richard Petty and Cale Yarborough can ac-complish big things with only a because of him said the af-jfew hundred of those dollars fable senior Petty the $2 million career Sports and coaching enter a breaks records with great deal into Randy’s free almost numbing regularity deal into time which is at a premium He and his older brother Duke who attends York College enjoy working with younger kids coaching them in tennis and swimming besides Randy’s three letter sports football (basketball and baseball 1 j i Edsall worked on his kicking a lot this summer He’s 9-12 in the PAT department having had two blocked His punting has ' also improved The pros? “If I’d get a shot I’d have to give it a try” he said “I think you’d have more of a chance to make it at quarterback because a team carries two or three j Raceway but kicking is sure an easy wayj “With the kind of season I’ve to make a living” he grinned been having until just lately I’m “But it’s not as easy as it (surprised I have a chance to ac- looks” he added quickly Neither is getting 2000 yards total offense in a season but Randy Edsall is going to give it his best shot He’s having a better year than last year guiding the Warrior controls but he remembers the 1974 championship season fondly “I liked it better when we (were winning” he said of 94000 The record for this I jrumph Now go on with my forecast Friday Nov 7 Arizona St 32 Wyoming 21 (N) Arkansas St 16 So 111 14 (N) Boston Col 21 Army 7 Miss State 28 Auburn 20 r Nascar First Petty Shooting For $300000 Goal needs only $720 to become the first Grand National driver to accrue $300000 in a single 30-race season Petty who gets $500 for just showing up at each race hit j $309225 in 1971 winnings but he bad 46 races to do it ! Yarborough who is not even jclose to Pe tty’s ac- complishments this seaon can nonetheless top $1 million in NASCAR winnngs for his career if he can win $1243 or more Sundayinthe 16th annual Dixie race at Atlanta International j I complish anything” said Yar borough who is not having what he considers a successful year despite three victories” ‘Need Some Company’ “But I’d be very happy to join Petty David Pearson and Bobby Allison in that mllion-aire’s club They need some company” Petty and Yarborough aren’t 12 Northwestern 25 Minn 22 n0 Carolina 36 Clemson 8 Texas Tech 36 TCU 0 Texas 25 Baylor 20 iTulane 17 Air Force 14 (N) Tulsa 41 Drake 17 ! Bringham Young 16 Utah State i 9 Colo St 32 UTEP 24 (N) Kentucky 35 Vanderbilt 14 VMI 27 Wm & Mary 7 Virginia 28 E Carolina 27 Duke 21 Wake Forest 10 Central Mich 29 West 111 7 Miami (O) 47 West Mich 18 N Mexico St 36 W Tex St 6 Pittsburgh 32 West Va 22 Yale 14 Pennsylvania 7 Villanova 21 Youngstown 14 Jt f - Edsall (left) and Susquehannock is expected to add to his Susque- the only ones who can reach milestone in the 328-lap race The leader of the 228th circuit which will be the 10000th ver run around the steeply banked 1522-mile oval will win a new speedboat and pickup truck and other goodies worth a total of $17000 “Not everybody can expect to win this race but a lot of drivers think they have a shot at that boat” ‘said Larry Hogan the track’s general manager “But it will be pretty hard to sandbag for 227 laps to be in a position to lead the 10000th lap “The lap that concerns me the most is still going to be the last one” said Yarborough Others conmpeting for the incentive prizes and the $15400 winner’s share will include Bobby and Donnie Allison Pearson Darrel Waltrip Buddy Baker Benny Parsons and Bobby Isaac Sunday’s race is the last on the Southern stock car circuit in ’’home” territory this season The seagon officially ends Nov 23 with a 500-miler at Ontario Calif Practice here begins Thursday Practice and qualifying for the first 20 positions is set for Friday with the remaining spots in the 36-car field to be filled Saturday Entries have been received from 54 drivers Under present engine restrictions Pearson holds the qualifying record here of 159242 miles per hour set last year JAZZlKLlERS CELTS ALSO 76ERS CAPTURE PISTONS WINS WEDNESDAY NIGHT The Associated Press All that great New Orleans Jazz these days is not being played on Bourbon Street or in Preservation Hall With a National- Basketball Assocition record crowd of 26511 cheering them on the Pete Maravich-led Jazz won their sixth straight game by nipping the Los Angeles Lakers 113-110 Wednesday In other NBA games Wednesday night Boston defeated Buffalo 105-95 Detroit toppled Seattle 124-107 and Philadelphia crushed Chicago 115-82 With Maravich pouring in 30 points New Orleans ran its record to 6-1 best in the NBA The Jazz controlled the backboards behind Otto Moore and Moore teamed with Mel Counts to hold Kareem Abdul-j Jabbar to just 11 field goals in 28 i attempts j Lakers Coach Bill Sharman jsaid four quick fouls called on I Abdul-Jabbar slowed downed jthe 7-foot-4 center who wound up 25 points and 24 rebounds Lucius Allen paced the Lakers with 28 points Paul Silas scored 13 points in the third period including 10 straight to end the quarter as Boston downed Buffalo JoJo White finished with 22 Rozelle who testified during the three-hour hearing estimated I I that fewer than 20 WFL players would be signed by NFL teams ! during the next three weeks I But there are several bona fide stars who could make a dif- ference for some teams con - tending for playoff spots in the NFL For instance the Miami Dolphins have the rights to and can now sign fullback Larry j Csonka flanker Paul W’arfield points for Boston while Cowensjand halfback Jim Kiick It is added 21 Charlie Scott 16 and Silas 15 Bob McAdoo the league’s leading scorer paced Buffalo with 25bedore fouling out hi the final period Travel to Harrisburg York High Gridders Tough Central By Barry Sparks While the YCIAA football season is coming to a close this weekend with only the Vo-Tech-Susquehannock game to be played on Nov 13 at Glen Rock the Central Penn season is just getting heated up York High (5-2 overall) is currently leading the Central Penn League with a 1-0 mark after blanking Williamsport last week With only four clubs in the league this season most of the teams didn’t meet a league foe until mid-way through the year Don Young’s Bearcats will be facing the Harrisburg Cougars at Severance Field The ’Cats haven’t won there since 1964 but they will be but to change that The Cougars who were favored to win the league title were upset 22-10 last week against Steel-High to throw the race into a frenzy Steel-High and Harrisburg are both 1-1 while Williamsport is 1-2 The Bearcats will enter the game riding a four-game win streak that has been ignited by the passing of Bob Sollberger and the usual stingy defense In the last four games the ’Cats have scored 99 points while allowing slightly more than five points a game Only Unbeaten "“We’re entering the game as the only undefeated Central Penn team and we would like to keep our record unblemished” commented Don Young “The game comes at a good time because we’re probably reaching our peak in performance” “We haven’t beaten this school in quite some time but we’ve had good practices this week and this is the game our players always look towards “I’m anticipating a real tough game” added Young “Harrisburg is extremely quick and very dangerous They are explosive on offense We’ve got to be careful” he said “They have a balanced attack but we would like to stop their running game and make them TITLE GAME TONIGHT— The Northeastern Bobcat squad which has played its way into the District 3 finale against Ilcmpfield at 7 pm in Ephrata Left to right first row: Kevin Winters Mark Deisinger Jon King Don Barton Greg Beshore Brad Kline Mark Knold Second row: Jeff King Brian Schriver Dave Miller Bill Schaeffer Dale Musser Csonka Prime Candidate NFL Plans to Sign WFL ST PAUL Minn (AP) federal judge opened the way Wednesday for former World Football League players to go job-hunting in the National Football League and several contending NFL teams were expressing an expected to begin looking for have been the help immediately “Professional sports and the public are better served by open unfettered competition” US District Judge Edward J Devitt said in issuing a temporary injunction His order gives all players from the defunct WFL until midnight Nov 26 to sign with the 26 NFL teams provided they under valid contract to team or owner NFL Commissioner believed the Dolphins want Csonka Spencer Eyed The biggest bidding may be I for huge fullback W’illie Spencer throw They have a good quar - terback but they don’t like to throw consistently” Young’s ’Cats will have an added threat when they face Harrisburg Saturday And that’s the pass In the past the ’Cats have been primarily a ground-oriented team but the right combination of receivers and Bob Sollberger has bolstered the offense this year “Passing has definitely helped our offense” offered the ’Cat coach “We knew early in the season that with our size we needed to pass to be effective Now we have the great group of receivers and controlling the ball Sollberger has emerged as one of the top quarterbacks in the area” In YCIAA action Friday night York Suburban journeys to Dallastown and Susquehannock visits South Western In exhibition play Spring Grove takes on Maloney Assaults aares smodu Bruins Milieus Secure Win Bobby Orr is a defenseman Montreal Canadiens trimmed but what the Boston Bruins are the Atlanta Flames 3-1 the Los Angeles Kings downed the Washington Capitals 3-1 the missing is his offense It was pointed up once again Wednesday night when Buffalo held the once-powerful Bruins to 16 shots and goalie Gerry Desjardins recorded his first shutout in over six years in the Sabres’ 4-0 National Hockey League victory WithOrr out of the lineup with a bum knee the Bruins’ opponents have been able to concentrate on Boston’s other major scoring threat Phil Esposito The result is a feeble Boston attack which has netted just 37 goals three more than California in he Adams Division The Bruins in third place now trail first-place Buffalo by nine points Elsewhere in the- NHL the Pittsburgh Penguins held off the like Csonka Kiick and Warfield played for Memphis Unlike most WFL players j championship” by s i g n i n g teams in that league and sub-Spencer did not play in college j quality WFL players in the final : mitting lists of signed players and his rights are not owned by weeks of the season almost daily to the NFL office any NFL team Among clubs! Ed Glennon lawyer for 17 j Rozelle said he expects both interest in him players who brought the suit teams will apply for NFL Dallas Cowboys suggested a Dec 1 cutoff for membership next year and Washington Redskins I signing WFL players NFL at- Ed Garvey NFL Players’ Most if not all of the 380 torneys responded with a mid- Association Executive Director piayers in the WFL became free November compromise before reached at a Washington air-agents when that league folded the judge issued his injunction Oct 22 NFL teams hold nego- Devitt’s order said “there has ' tiating rights to most of the been a substantial showing the WFL players meaning they are players will suffer irreparable live not free to sign with any NFL harm” if they can’t play this team year Devitt had issued a temporary He called the former WFL are not: restraining order last Friday players “unemployed buquali-a WFL : that permitted nine former WFL fied professional football jplaj-ers to sign with the older players” who are prevented Petejleague: none of them has yet: from finding employment by done so He expanded that order W’ednesdav saying most of the WFL players were affected in the same way The judge was referring to an edict from Rozelle after the WFL folded barring NFL teams : from signing players from the other league for the remainder of the current season ' ‘W’°'re anxious to have players from the WFL come into ! the NTL” Rozelle testified “W’ej just want to know that they’re i iJ legally free to come in and they’re not going to cause us problems” Previous Factors A factor in his earlier think- Face Penn Test jYork Catholic ! Athletic Field at Small’s On Saturday to West York Dover and Red Lion hosts Hanover Since Spring Grove has already clinched the YCIAA Division “A” title and Central has notched the Division “B” title there’s little at-stake this week as far as the top spots But this week could be instrumental however in regards to several other goals Don Carr’s Central Panthers will be shooting for their first undefeated season ever Also Mike Shelly needs just 100 yards to join teammate Brad Senft who scored six touchdowns last week in the 1 009-yard club Susquehannock’s Randy Edsall who has already passed for over 1000 yards will be shooting to accumulate 2000 total yards He needs 553 yards in his final two games Glennis Toronto Maple Leafs dumped the Detroit Red Wings 7-3 the Philadelphia Flyers and Chicago Black Hawks skated to a 4-4 tie the St Louis Blues beat the Minnesota North Stars 4-1 and the Kansas City Scouts edged the California Golden Seals 3-2 In the playoffs last year against Pittsburgh the Islanders got off to a slow start losing three games before winning the next four Wednesday night their late surge wasn’t enough Two first-period goals by Lowell McDonald and another by Bob Kelly triggered Pittsburgh to a 6-2 lead midway through the second and the (Continued on Page 37) t & -t i j r v 'P r f 1 i 1 -J Kevin Ort John Brenner Third row: Doug Miller Ken Kohr Lowell Sipe Tom Harrold Jeff Fickes Bill Wunsch Jim Fisher Fourth row: Riqk Wagner Dean Zirkle Dave Smith Ernie Frysinger Todd Boeckel John Wagner Steve Hoover Tim Liek Mike Bentz Tom Sipe Scott Miller Dave Barley Coach Nev-in Weirich 1 ing Rozelle said was to prevent j an NFL team from “buying a Rozelle’s edict Freedom of Contract The judge said the NFL was' “combining and restraining competition” through the new league rule He said this amounted to a “conspiracy” or a “concerted boycott” which deprives the WFL players of - their rights to freedom of con- tract” 1 Devitt noted it was the responsibility of NFL teams and former WFL players to deter- mme if ? prior WFL contract still was in effect before a player was signed ' NFL Membership Rozelle said the Memphis and BEARCATS ROCKETS GET TWO NOMINATIONS EACH Five area football players were added to the final weekly Pennsylvania Big 33 All-State check list including two from Spring Grove two from York High and one from Susquehannock Running back Doug Wakeland and quarterback Jim Senft were selected from the Rockets Wakeland rushed for 166 yards in 12 carries last Friday against Hanover while Senft has been a steady performer at quarterback for the Division B champions Jim is the second Senft to be nominated the other being Central’s premier running back Brad Senft who has scored 25 TDs for the Big Orange The York High candidates are center-linebacker Craig Nugent and signal-caller Bob Sollberger Nugent has been a steady offensive and defensive performer for Don Young’s Bearcats for the past two seasons Last Saturday his interception and quarterback sack stopped two Williamsport drives Sollberger had a hand in all of York’s points in its 23-0 victory He kicked a field goal and two PATs ran for one touchdown and passed for two more giving him eight TD tosses in the past three games Despite Susquehannock’s slide from last year’s divisional championship Edsall has been better than ever He’s had a hand in 13 of the Warriors 19 touchdowns passing for six and rmining for seven despite being sidelined for one game Last week against West York he went over 1000 yards passing for the season and broke a school career passing record! He needs about 275 yards in each of his last two games to amass 2000 yards total offense for the year NEW YORK PAPER SAYS YOGI TO JOIN YANKS NEW YORK (AP) Yogi Berra who was fifed after managing the New York Yankees to a pennant in 1964 will rejoin the American League team as a coach the New York Daily News reported in its Thursday’s editions The newspaper said a club spokesman refused to either confirm or deny that Berra will be named to replace Mel Wright on Manager Billy Martin’s coaching staff Berra was not available for comment Wright left the Yankees to join Houston Astros Manager Bill Virdon fired by the Yankees as manager late in the 1975 season Berra was dismissed as manager of the New York Mets Aug 6 “I’d love to have Yogi with me” Martin has said numerous times since replacing Virdon Martin and Berra were Yankee teammates from 1950 to 1957 Before replacing Virdon Martin had managed the Minnesota Twins Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers CRALEY FISH AND GAME HOLDING SIGHT-IN DAY The Craley Fish and Game Association will hold a sight-in day Sundya from 9 am-4 pm at the clubhouse grounds between Craley and New Bridge-ville The event is open to all hunters who are requested to bring their own ammunition Stars 'Birmingham teams of the WFL were signing players from other Status Unclear The status of a few players such as Csonka Kiick and War- field was not clear because they were under personal services contracts to Memphis owner John Bassett Bassett obviously would like to keep the players in order to bolster the team he will present to the NFL when he applies for an expansion franchise Csonka’s agent Ed Keating has said the three former Dolphins were free of their contracts to Bassett saying they were in force only as long as there was a WFL

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