The Brandon Sun from Brandon, Manitoba, Canada on July 28, 1977 · Page 6
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Eskimos push Bombers from elation to deflation WINNIPEG (CP) The highflying Winnipeg Blue Bombers were brought down to earth with a resounding thud Wednesday night as they were humiliated 43-13. by Edmonton Eskimos in the only game played in the Western Football Conference. It was Winnipeg's first loss after four straight pre-season wins and two regular-season victories. The Bombers were badly beaten in practically every facet of the game by the Eskimos who started strong and simply kept getting better until the outcome of the game was no longer in doubt. And when the whipping was finished and the 25,210 fans had left Winnipeg Stadium, the Blue Bomber coaches had no excuses. "It was disappointing," said head coach Bud Riley. "They beat us on both sides of the ball. They just whipped us." Tho Eskimos more than avenged the 29-26 loss the Bombers handed them in Edmonton last week. The Bombers went ahead early in that one and had to hang on for the win. ' Wednesday there was no hanging on for the Eskimos. They scored 19 points in the second quarter to take a 26-0 lead at halftime, scored the first time they got the ball in the third quarter and then refused to let up their defensive play until late in the fourth quarter. The Eskimos' defensive line of Bill Stevenson, Ron Estay, Dave Fennel! and David Boone, was outstanding. The four put tremendous pressure on quarterbacks Ralph Brock and Harry Knight, almost totally shut off the Winnipeg running game and contributed greatly to the break down of the Bombers' passing attack. And when the line wasn't getting to Brock they sacked him five times for 53 yards in losses and one fumble Edmon- . ton's defensive backs were getting the best of Winnipeg's receivers. Joe Holliman personally picked off three passes and knocked down numerous others. His first two interceptions he returned 82 and 27 yards and they led directly to Edmonton's first-quarter touchdown and a second-quarter field goal that produced a 10-0 lead. Wilkinson hit Howard Strickland with a 12-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter and Dave Cutler's first of five field goals in the second quarter, put the Eskimos on the scoreboard. Cutler also kicked four converts. Edmonton's three other touchdowns were scored by rookie Jim Germany on runs of two, 96 and two yards. Winnipeg's only scoring until late in the game was Bernie Uuoff 's 60-yard single in the third quarter. Tom Scott caught a pair of touchdown passes in the final Quarter when the game already was decided and was breaking down rapidly as tempers flared. The Eskimos lost wide receiver John Konihowski with a separated shoulder midway through the final quarter on a play that saw Harry Walters intercept a Bruce Lemmerman pass. The next play ended on the sidelines near the Winnipeg bench and it was there the teams got into a brief fight. It ended with Holliman and Pete Lavorato of the Eskimos evicted and Winnipeg getting 25 yards through penalties. That put the Bombers on the Edmonton eight-yard line and finally allowed them to score a touchdown. Stats in Scoreboard f r briefly v 6DOft6 I Editor: BILL DAVIDSON Thursday, July 28, 1 977 Pages 6-8 & 1 7 In spite of injuries, penalties Argonauts wing it on way to first win TORONTO (CP) Toronto Argonauts motto of "Pull Together" was never more appropriate than on Wednesday night. The Eastern Football Conference club overcame several key injuries and a record penalty total to down Ottawa Rough Riders 17-1 and register its first victory of the season. Injuries decimated the Toronto defensive line early in the game and by the end of the first half, three-quarters of the starting front four was sitting on the bench with ice packs. Defensive tackle Bruce Smith suffered torn ligaments in his left knee and was scheduled for an operation later Wednesday night. He is expected to be out for the season. Defensive end Wayne Smith was next to go with a charley horse in his left thigh. He watched the second half on crutches from the sidelines. The other end, Jim Corrigail, re-injured the left ankle which kept him out of the first game of the season, but he was able to return in the second half before he was later injured again. Argo head coach Leo Cahill then started his juggling act, going with a three-man line and four linebackers. Offensive tackle Wally Highsmith moved to defensive tackle for the first time in his career, alongside Canadian sophmorc Doug Maclver and Ecomet Burley. "I haven't played defence since 1970 when I was on the Montreal Alouettes Grey Cup team," Highsmith said after the game. "I have never played defensive tackle before, but it felt real good. "I enjoyed giving out the punishment instead of receiving it." Argo injuries were not restricted to the defence. Wide receiver Kelvin Kirk suffered a concussion in the first half and couldn't remember any of the team's plays. Reserve defensive back Wayne Allison, a quarterback in college, was pressed into action in the spot. The Argos were assessed a record 176 yards in penalties on 19 infractions, while Ottawa was called 18 times for 157 yards. Toronto's scoring came on a 15-yard field goal by Zenon Andrusyshyn and a one-yard touchdown dive by running back Richard Holmes in the first quarter. Gord Knowlton rambled 31 yards after recovering a Larry Cates fumble for another touchdown in the fourth quarter. Andrusyshyn converted both TDs. The lone Ottawa point came on Gerry Organ's 53-yard single off a wide field goal in the third quarter. "This is the worst I've seen this team play since 1970," said Rider general manager Frank Clair. It was the second loss in as many games for the defending Grey Cup champions who are the only EFC club without a victory. Neither starting quarterback Tom Clements nor his replacement, Con dredge Hollciway, could put together a sustained Ottawa drive. Clements completed four of seven passes for 43 yards and Holloway 13 of 18 for 180. However, the Riders failed to convert several key third-down situations. Stats in Scoreboard Gotcha Ecomet Burley of Toronto Argonauts brings down Larry Cates of Ottawa Rough Riders during Canadian Football CP wirephoto League action in Toronto last - night. Argos humbled the defending Grey Cup champions 17-1. NEW YORK George Stelnbrenner, owner of New York Yankees, said Wednesday that Billy Martin's managerial position with tne team is secure. Martin, the Yankee's manager since midway through the 1975 season, has been the subject of rumors, which had him being fired from his fourth managerial job in eight years. CHICAGO Although it sometimes seems that Cincinnati Reds third baseman Pete Rose never will grow old, there already is speculation that he may stay in the dugout as a manager once his playing career is over, rne ab-year-oia nose aa- mits he would nice to stay in oaseoan, enner as a coach or a manager. "I would take a coaching position," he said, "but not some S20,000-a-year job. I'd want to be a special hitting instructor or something use trial, a tea wiiiiams Kinu oi cuacu. iuae he would like to manage, but only in Cincinnati. WINNIPEG Former winner George Knud- son of Toronto and defending champion Richard F.hrmanntraut of St. faul, Minn,, wan t oe on nana when the field tees off Friday in the $15,000 Manitoba Open golf championship. But the rest of Canada's top touring professionals, including Brandon's Dan Haildorson, along wiin a numoer or foreign players and a handful of club pros and leading amateurs will be ready to rest Rossniere's well-groomed, par-69 layout. FREDERICTON Kevin Spragett of Montreal took over the lead in the Canadian open chess championship Wednesday by defeating the previously-unbeaten James Bolton of New Haven, Conn. Tied with Bolton in second place were seven players, including Ahe Yanofsky of Winnipeg. i ST. LOUIS Ralstron Purina Co., has reached a tentative agreement to purchase the St. Louis Blues' National Hockey League club, it was announced Wednesday. R. Hal Dean, chairman and chief executive officer of the pet and animal food company, said his firm will purchase all Blues' stock from majority stockholders and assume outstanding obligations at a cost of about $4 million. VARNA, Bulgaria Canada was eliminated from the Bulgarian women's basketball Federation Cup tournament despite a 65-38 victory over Czechoslovakia Wednesday. Because of earlier defeats in the competition, Canada failed to qualify for the final six, which included Czechoslovakia, the Soviet Union, Romania, Bulgari, Yugoslavia and Hungary. DAYTON, Ohio The Canadian national men's team defeated the United States in straight games 15-6, 15-7, 15-13 in international volleyball action Wednesday in Dayton. The final match in the series will take place tonight at Dayton. SEATTLE Right-handed pitcher Dave Pagan, who began the season with Seattle Mariners of baseball's American League, has been traded to Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League for a player to be named later, a club spokesman said Wednesday. Pagan is a native of Nipawin, Sask. REMEMBER WHEN . . . Brian Timmis, the "Old Man of the Mountain," first retired from big-league football 41 years ago today in 1936. Last of the old-style players, Timmis did not move far from his Hamilton Tigers Big Four team hut took over coaching the Tiger Cubs and went back into the Tigers line a year later. . . . Frank Burneski won the qualifying round in the Riding Mountain National Park golf tournament 40 years ago today in 1937. Burneski edged Gordon Dow by one stroke. Jago just keeps pitching those gems Tireless Murray Jago pitched a one-hitter and Scarth Sunlife took over first place in the Brandon Centennial Fastball League's over-all standings Wednesday night with a 4-0 win over Clanwilliam Greys. Jago, who has done all of Scarth's pitching since Brad Wright suffered an elbow injury several weeks ago, was foiled in a bid for his third no-hitter of the season when Malcolm Klyn singled in the fourth inning. Scarth 4 Clanwilliam 2 The win for Sunlife was their 14th in 16 games and moved them one-half game ahead of the Greys in the West Division. Clanwilliam, losers of two of its last three games, are 14-3 on the season. Jago struck out four and didn't issue a walk in beating Clanwilliam's Terry Bone, who allowed eight hits and all four Scarth runs before be ing lifted for a pinch-hitter in the sixth inning. Sunlife, on the strength of five hits and one Clanwilliam error, pushed across four runs in the third inning. The big blows were a two-run double by Claire Bertholet, a run-scoring single by Brad Wright and Rick Morgan's sacrifice fly. Sharpe's 4 Esso 2 Leading 1-0, Sharpe's broke the game open in the top of the sixth inning with a three-run rally off Esso ace Rick Gregoire. After an error by second baseman Larry Gillis allowed Sharpe's their first run of the inning, Rick Stevenson delivered a two-run single to give Sharpe's a 4-0 lead. The Astros rallied for two runs in their half of the inning on singles by Larry Taylor and Gillis and a triple by Neil Andrews. The pitching victory went to veteran George Shaw, who pitched a five-hitter and struck out eight. Gregoire, who also fanned eight, surrendered four hits and three walks. The Firebird 2 West End 0 Jamieson, in his best outing of the season, fired a three-hitter to out-duel West End's Gord Nixon, who limited the winners to four hits. Jamieson struck out one and didn't issue a free pass, while Nixon fanned five batters and walked two. The Firebird got the only run it needed in the fourth inning when Danny Flick, snapping a lengthy slump, singled home Jack Gibson from second base. Murray McMillan paced the winners with a single and triple. Murray Cameron had two singles for the Barleys and Claire Edmunds one. Standings in Scoreboard McKenzie team wins semi-final McKenzie Steele Briggs swept their best-of-three provincial semi-final with a 9-3 victory over Lee's Eagles in local ladies fastball action Wednesday night. The other two series were deadlocked at one game apiece when Pizza Place defeated Curly MacKays 9-7 and Shilo doubled Gene's Upholstry 8-4. McKenzie 9 Lee's 3 Dedc Nordquist scattered 10 hits and struck out six to send McKenzie's to the-series' win. Carol Stewart was tagged with the loss. Sandi Sobbie cracked a double and three singles for the winners, while Sandy Domansky laced four singles. Gloria Crozier, with three singles, and Nancy Halliday, with two, led the Eagles. Pizza Place 9 Curlys 7 Sherry Jones' two-run single in the bottom of the seventh inning snapped a 7-7 tie and made Ev Oliver the winning pitcher over Marj Ross. At the end of six innings, it was 6-6, but Curlys went ahead 7-6 with a run in their half of the seventh before Jones' hit gave Pizza Place the win. Lynda Chorley led the winners with a triple and two singles while Donna Stewart had three singles. Jones and . Dawn Dickinson each singled twice. Gisele Mrvicka was tops for Curlys with a triple and single, while Debbie Williamson banged a triple. Shilo 8 Gene's 4 Judy Foster picked up the pitching win over Laurie King of Gene's, who captured the provincial juvenile title during the weekend at Stonewall. Further details on Wednesday's game were unavailable. At Stonewall Saturday, Gene's whipped Elie 194 in their first game, with King getting the win and Zita Fouillard leading the hitters with a homer and two singles. 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