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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, September 12, 1953
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SATURDAY, SEPT. 12, 1953 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE FIVE Chicks Defeat Osceola's Game Seminoles by 39-24 Red Childress Out With Injury; Akers 'Edgmon Stand Out Grinding out 336 yards on the ground from its Notre yt Dame box formation, Blytheville's Chickasaws last night overcame a dead gamt Osceola team 39-24 at Haley Field. Th« season'! opener for both, each team had its share of brilliant and'ragged moments. But th« victory wai not without its price. Red Childress, Chick block- Ing back and » great "W«m man, 1 sustained a fractured cheek bon« in ttie first quarter. Blytheville Coach Russell Mosley reported this morning that Childress Is "gettlni along okay" and said the injury wa« not as serious as was thought last night. Red was taken to a Memphis hospital shortly after leaving the game Mosley laid today it is too early to say how long the big blocking back's Injury will kec P him out of uniform. Looking at timed brillant, at times ragged, the Chicks could push over only two touchdowns in the first half of last night's tussle, which was slowed considerably by ten fumbles. Only in the early part of the first half did Blytheville seem to be able to keep a sustained drive going when marches of 54 and 36 yards led to two quick touchdowns. Osceola's split-T run exceptionally Ssll by a classy little quarterback JfJ'ade "Rogers, rolled 214 yards on the ground and although it didn't fool the Chicks often, was, effective for nice gains when it did. The second half was packed with action. Following Blytheville's three third-quarter touchdowns, Coach Bill Seal's well conditioned club came back to score on the last play of the third quarter on an 89-yard kickoff return by Russ Thomason and added three more TD's in the final stanza. Thus, trie last half saw seven touchdowns marked up on the electric Scoreboard. The scrappy Seminoles fought the heavier Chicks to a standstill In the first half. Both team's offensive causes were often rendered ineffective by fumbles. The Chicks couldn't punch across a touchdown until Just one minute remained in the first quarter. A break set up the score. Oilbrow and Shanks pounced on an Osceola fumble on the Seminole VI. Edgmon added six off tackle fumbled pitchoul on the 46 and raced untouched to the Osceola 10. Edgmon. running the same play but to the other side, moved behind some nica blocking to score standing up. Fisher added the point to increase the margin to 27-0. Dunn returned the ensuing kickoff 13 yards to the Seminole 33 where it looked as if the gold- shirts might have a drive going. Rogers and Dunn passed and ran to the 41 and Dunn made it a first down on the 43. Stilwell added five and Rogers shoved ahead to the 50. But on the next play, alert Billy Oilbow, Chick end, grabbed a high, Osceola for the score. Fisher's kick was not good as Blytheville saw Its lead go to 33-0 In the final seconds of the third quarter. Then it was Osceola's turn. Thomason unleashed his 89-yard kick' off runback down the east sidelines and the Seminoles were off on the first of their four relatively quick touchdowns. A beautiful running effort in the fourth by - Akers set up the final Blytheville score. Akers Gets Loose After Fisher and Edgmon had pounded the ball from the 20 to the Chick 30, Akers went off tackle, reversed his field and sped 53 yards before being hauled down. Fisher ran hard for six more, hen found a hole over guard to punch across. A bad pass from center prevented the point try. Seconds later. Rogers slipped off ,ackle from his 30 and raced to he Blytheville 40. As. he was tackled, he lateralled to little Jake Morse, who went the remaining 40 yards, capping a 70-yard play. With only six minutes remaining, the classy Osceolans managed to come up with two more touchdowns. Osceola marched 80 yards on its next drive. Rogers copped a first down on the 32. Stilwell added ten more and Dunn picked up seven. Rogers passed to Stilwell for a first down on the Chick 32 and Dunn later added ten for another (v:iLDRESS SNEAKS OVER — With one minute left in the first quarter of last night's season opener between Blytheville and Osceola, Bob "Red" Childress, on a quarterback sneak, drove over the goal line for the Chickasaws' first touchdown of 1953. Clearing the way for Childress is center Danny Cobb. Osceola players on the right are D. Stilwell (no. 44) and T. Coble (no. 63). On the following fcickoff, Blytheville's hopes received a staggering blow when "Big Red" suffered a fractured jaw which may sideline him for the rest of the season. (Courier News Pholo) Burdette Pirates and Marion Engage in 20-20 Deadlock -* BURDETTE — Burdette's Pirates launched their season here last night with a 20-20 deadlock with Marion. The Crittenden County club drew first blood with a single score in the opening quarter. Burdelte retaliated in the second quarter by scoring on a quaterback sneak by Russell Eubanks. The Pirates initial tally was set up by a long toss from W. T. Langley to John Payne. Eubanks booted the extra point. MWion went score- Snyder, moving behind the ef- j first on the 20. Rogers again hit fective blocking of Childress, pick-j Stilwell which moved the ball to ed up a first down on the Osceola "•• "* 30. Akers added nine off tackle and Childress picked up another first as he slammed through the middle on a sneak to the 15. Akers .added six and Childress again punched the middle lo the one and 'a first. Again the Chicks called on Childress and he sneaked Into the end zone.| Fisher's kick for the extra point split the uprights. Blytheville added another with only 45 seconds remaining in the half. Downflcld Blocking The scoring play produced the most beautiful downfield blocking of the night. The drive began when Ralph 3ny der was downed in his tracks on the Blytheville 39 In returning a point Abbott turned loose runs of five and three yards and Hill moved on the end-around 19 yards to the Osceola 29. Synder, running toward the left sideline, got nearly as many Blocks as he had players on his side. Hall produced one key knock and the speedy Synder raced the entire 29 yards to the end tone. Fisher's kick was partially blocked and was low. Osceola, which ran its tricky split-T with loads of poise and confidence, showed several threats. Stilwell, in the waning seconds of the, half, slipped off tackle for 15, only to have it recalled on a roughness charge. The pass combination of Rogers to Cole clicked four times on four attempts in the first half. The shorties however were good for only 21 yards In all. Touchdowns Galore But things really livened up after halftime Intermission. Blytheville rambled to three scores in the third. The first started from the Chick 46 where the Seminole kickoff was downed. Edgmon got nine, Fisher added 15 and two before Hill rolled 11 yards to the 14 on the end-around. Edgmon took a handoff and drove to the Osceola three and a first down. He cracked the middle to the one and then went over tackle for the score. , Fisher's kick was good and Slythevllle held a 20-0 lend with Three minutes gone in the quarter. Danny Cobb's interception of a Rogers' pass set up the next one. Returning five yards to the Osceola 31, the substitute center accounted for the only Interception of the the 12. Again It was Rogers. This time he passed to Cole, who was wide open In the end zone. Bobby Jones blocked the conversion attempt. Warhurst pounced on the Seminole onside kick on the Blylheville 43 to set up the next score. Dunn Goes for 43 Dunn accepted Rogers' accurate toss and negotiated the final 43 yards to score Just prior to the final gun. Blytheville revealed a strong running game, sparked by one power runner and one scatback — hard-driving Danny Edgmon and elusive Freddie Akers. Stout defensive line play and blocking which on occasion was brilliant were also in evidence at the curtain-raiser. Osceola showed a surprising mastery of its split-T, which Coach Beal Installed only this year. In Dunn, Stilwell and Thomason, the Seminoles have three fine running backs. Injuries necessitated the shift of Thomason to the line last night, however. But press box observers were of the opinion that Seal's passing game, with'the deft Rogers at the throttle, might eventually outweigh the value of the fine ground threats. Rogers completed passes almost at will. He threw only 12, completed nine and had one Interception. Blytheville attempted one pass, which was Incomplete, early in the ball game. Tommy Mosley was in the game only briefly last night. He was to be X-rayed today to determine If he sustained any injury. Doctors, however, were optimistic on preliminary examination last night. Chuck Langston, newcomer tackle who has been showing up well, came out with a lame knee. He got heat treatments after the game and it Wilson Gridders Take 13-0 Win Passing Attack And Defensive Play Spell Difference WILSON — Ability to cash in on i breaks and a good passing and de-1 l ess m the second, fenslve game brought a 13-0 vie-: Both clubs upped their scores it. tory for Wilson over Lepanto here' the third quarter. Pirate Half- AKERS ON A REVERSE — Freddie Akers, sophomore halfback for the Chicks, carries a third-quarter reverse for 20 yards to set up Blytheville's fourth touchdown. The little scatback topped the field in rushing with a total of 102 yards In 13 tries. Going for the tackle Is Osceola quarterback Wade Roges. (Courier News rlioto) It's New Look for TCU Frogs With Departure of Dutchman (This Is another In a series discussing Southwest Conference football prospects) FORT WORTH, Tex. (AP) — Although it has absolutely nothing to do with the present uproar over the gals' hem-lines, the Texas Christian Horned Frogs will have an entirely new look in 1953. Gone, after 19 thrill-laced sea-j Carter Field, has a new look. Some i His team will run from split T sons, Is Coach L. R. (Dutch) Mey er, who retired to the athletic directorship. Gone are the spread and the wide wingback formations he made famous. Vanished are the ,wo-platoon system and the outsized squad. Missing are 17 veteran lettermen of the 36 in 1352. Even the Frog stadium, Amon 4,7(10 seats have been added where and single-wing wilh balanced line. Ihe east stand has been built up There are 19 lettermen buck. The to match the west. . ends, especially the left side, are . Nobody has nny real idea how things will turn out. Definite nre the following facts: Abe Martin, a veteran of 22 years of coaching and Meyer's top assistant for the last seven, Is the head skipper. last night. The game was just seconds old when a Lepanto pass from center sailed over a back's head and was recovered by Wilson on the Lepanto nine. Three plays later, Cissell rammed across from three yards out and then kicked the point. That was all the scoring until the third quarter when Cissell tossed to Ryals for 45 yards to the Lepanto two. Cissell plugged this one across, point. Two too, and then missed the Wilson touchdowns were called back on penalties. A pass to Ryals, who lateralled to Teal, who In turn ran 55 yards was nullified as another 25-yard scoring play. Lepanto could never muster a real scoring threat. Fumbles and tight defensive play by Wilson kept the visitors bottled up. Bob Douglas, Wilson guard, was a defensive standout, making a good portion of the Bulldogs' tackles. Lepanto Halfback Fred Nichols shone brightly on both offense and 10-9 edge in first Is felt the knee will respond well to treatment. Blylheville Pos. Hall LE Fong LT defense. Wilson had a downs. Wilson Pos. Lepanlo Grain LE C. Ryan Rankin LT Harris Douglas LQ Joiner Trannam C McLaughlin Bledsoe RO Massey Ward RT B. Tucker Ryals RE Fahr Cissell QB E. Ryan Teal HB F. Nichols Hopkins HB Carpenler FB Orr Substitutes: Wilson — Smith, Brown, Elklns; Lepanto—McCreary, W. McArthur. back Langley, who had a hand in a! of Burdette's scoring, added six on a hand-off from 10 yards out. Eubanks' kick was good for the extra point. Burdette was next to score, with Langley again doing the lugging His score ended a 30-5'ard run on an off-tackle maneuver. Final tally of the game was Marion's, made In the last three minutes of play. Like its second TD, Mar-ion's third tally was scored on a naked reverse. Burdette's line play was sparked by the work of Center Jack McDermott. The Pirates' next engagement is with the Blytheville Bees here Sept 25. First downs Net yds. Rushing Passes Completions Int. by Yards Passing Punts Michaels :obb Jones Shanks •ilbow Childress Edgmon Mosley Fisher Substitutes: der, Akers, Jones, Abbott, L. Hall, LQ C RO RT RE QB HB HB FB Blytheville — Sny- Punt Avg. Yards Penalties Osceola j Opts. Pbles. Rec. by Halsey Individual Rushlnjr Nunley Blylheville Attempts Gained Avir. Bly. 13 336 1 0 1 0 3 38.6 5 2 Osc 9 214 12 9 0 61 4 27.2 35 4 Coble I Childress Hurlan Mosley Edgmon Fisher Jones Akers Warhurst Thomason Cole Rogers Dunn Stilwell Shoemake !Hill Snyder Abbott Davis, Hill, Bratcher, Rounsavall, Baglcy, Thomas, J. Hall, Nail. nifiht. Moxley, Langston, Lowe and Ad- Akcrs took the handoff. on an-Urns: Osceola — Robins, Morse, other reverse and scooled 20 yards I Harlan, Meadows, Weiss. Osceola Dunn Stilwell Rogers Morse Shoemake Robins 3 1 11 9 1 12 3 6 2 14 1 1 1 11 -a 57 75 0 102 39 24 30 63 48 65 30 ^ 4 3.6 -2 5.1 8.3 0 8.6 13 4 15 3.5 5.3 4.0 30 4 4 High School Football Southeast Missouri Portageville 34, Caruthersville 0 Charleston 12, Chaffee 7 Jackson 40, Illmo-Fornfelt 0 Fredericktown 21. Cape Girardeau 13 Dexter 18, Thayer 6 Poplar Bluff 45, Maiden 0 By The Associated Press Blf 7 El Dorado 18, Magnolia 6 Fort Smith 26, Van Buren 13 Greenville, Miss. ,42, Hot Springs 0 Little Rock 19, South Side, Memphis 7 Texarkana, Tex. 27, Tcxarkana, Ark. 0 Class AA Fayetteville 25, Siloam Springs 6 Springdale 25, Cassville, Mo. 0 Blytheville 39, Osceola 24 Conway 26, Forrest City 13 Malvern 34, Magnet Cove 13 RusseUvtlte 27, Paris 1 X—Smackover 33, Arkadelphla 6 Sheridan 21, Fordyce 20 Hope 12, stamps 12 (tie) Camden 19, Fail-view 0 Class A Alma, 27, Waldron 7 Batesvllle 13, Mountain Home 8 Cotton Plant 6, Brlnkley 6 (tie) Wynne 19, Marked Tree 0 X—McCrory 12, Walnut Ridge 0 X—Corning 33, Trumann 0 X—Bauxite 6., Catholic High Little Rock 6 (lie) West Memphis 12, Parkin 0 X—DeWilt 26, Helena 13 X—Nashville 25, Ashdown 0 Stuttgart 20, Montlcello 0 X—PlgRott 23, Pocahontns 6 X—Mansfield 7, Ozark o X—CroRsctt 7, Dumas 6 Gurdon 33, Bismarck 6 Caruthersville Falls by 34-0 Portageville Takes Advantage of Fumbles And Interceptions CARUTHERSVILLE — A stou- Portageville team moved In here last night and took charge from the .outset to wind up with a 34-0 victory over Caruthersville's Tigers. The running of Carlisle and the passing of Hawkins were just too much for the outgunned Tigers. In the first quarter Portageville picked up a fumble on the Tiger 41 and moved to a score in seven plays .with Carlisle going over. Midway in the second quarter Portageville intercepted ' a Caruthersville pass and Carlisle soon skirt end from 20 yards out for the TD. Hawkins kicked every point except the last. Another Interception in the third frame set the'stage for Huslhoff's plunge from three yards out. A recovered fumble on Caruthersville's 27 was climaxed by Hulshoff's reception of a 27-yard pass from Hawkins. Carlisle added the last from about ten yards away. Fumbling and interceptions led to the downfall of the Tigers, such bobbles setting the stage for nearly each of the Bulldogs' scores. Caruthersville Pos. I'orlagcvllle Lay Jordan Willis Moody Greer Gregory Hill Lesley Hughes Cravens Cook LE LT LO c RO RT RE QB HB HB FB Fisher Shankle Inmon Bess Slarks Recker Moore Hawkins Carlisle Hamra Hulshoff Vols, Barons Jump in Lead Hy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Nashville Vols and Blrming- lam Barons hold the Inside rail today In the race for the Southern! Association playoffs title. . Nashville committed 3 errors but pounded 3 Atlanta pitchers for 13, hlls last night to down the Crackers 8-6. Birmingham got only 7 hlls' while Memphis collected 11, but! the Barons got past the Chicks 4-1. Nashville holds a 2-1 lead over AVlnnta in one best of seven semifinals series. The Barons are out In front of Memphis 24 In the other. I BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE Won Lust Pet. Hcblnd Brooklyn ... Milwaukee . St. Louis ... Philadelphia New York .. Cincinnati .. Chicago .... Pittsburgh .. 07 85 11 76 65 lil 57 44 .688 .003 .554 .543 .461 .433 .410 .310 39 53"/j AMERICAN LEAGUE Won Lost I'ct. lichlml New York ... Cleveland ... hicago Boston ...... Washington . Detroit Philadelphia St. Louis .... 45 57 60 65 69 81 88 92 .872 .596 .674 .542 .507 .387 .376 .352 10 13 17 '/ 2 221/2 39'/ 2 41 44 '/2 Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn at Milwaukee—Erakine 18-6) vs. Buhl (12-7) or Surkont (11-5) Philadelphia at Cincinnati—Drew 9-9) vs. Raffensberger (1-12) Pittsburgh at St. Louis—Dlckson 9-18) vs. Romonosky (0-0) New York at Chicago—Hearn (910) vs. Willis (1-0) AMERICAN LEAGUE Cleveland at Washington—Hoiit- eman (8-12) vs. Po.rterflcld (19-10) Detroit at New York—Hoeft (9131 vs. McDonald (8-6) Chicago at Philadelphia — Rogovin (6-11) vs. Schelb (8-7) St. Louis al Boston—Krellow (1) vs. Brown (11-6) unknown and certainly unproven. There are no lettermen at center. This, plus the fact that the Frog schedule Is the toughest in history Including Michigan State, Penn State and Washington Stale—all on Ihe road—as well as Kansas and the other six Southwest Conference schools. Likes Spirit "I think we'll have a pretty good team," says Martin flatly. "I'm counting heavily on' good spirit and hard work. The boys seem to have a lot of new enthusiasm. We'll see." The Frog bnckfield will be prelty well set with experience and speed. At the mnn-lmder spot on the Milwaukee Can t Seem To Read However, Handwriting Is on Wall By BEN PHLEGAR AP Sparta Writer The handwriting is on the wall but all of a sudden the Milwaukee Braves can't read. The stubborn Braves still seem to be operating on -the theory that the National League pennant race is a two- team affair. And they're ready to smack down any one who says it isn't. Brooklyn's dashing Dodgers descended upon the brewing center yesterday primed to wrap up their second straight flag. They needed Just one more victory. The celebration was arranged and the brass flew in from Brooklyn headquarters for the whlng-ding. They're still wailing for the party. Out at Milwaukee's County Stadium last night one Andy Pafko made the Dodgers realize that $50,000 was only money.. He htfc ft home run with a man on base in ' the sixth inning and he won tha game for the Braves with a 10th inning homer after two were out. The score was 9-8. With 13 games to play the Braves now trail the Dodgers by 12. They meet for the final time today. Pafko was sold by Brooklyn to the Braves for $50,000 during the winter and the Dodger officials went to great pains to advise the fans that Pafko was no longer necessary. Since his departure Brooklyn has used almost every-, body on the roster in left field. The deal didn't set well with Pafko at the time and after last night's game-winning homer, Paf- ko declared: "I hope O'Malley (Walter O'Malley, the Brooklyn president) saw thai one." O'Malley dtd. He was there f»i the party. In Ihe American League the two top teams both lost. The New York Yankees bowed to Detroit 3-2 In ID Innings and Cleveland lost to Washington 6-4. Chicago kept its mathematical pennant chances alive with a 9-4 verdict over Philadelphia. The Yankees lead the Indians by to games and the White Sox by 13. Any combination of six New York victories and Cleveland losses will give the Yankees their fifth straight pennant. In other games yesterday Hie St. new T — and blocking back on Louis Cardinals assured Pittsburgh single-wing—will be; two veterans: Mnlvin Fowler and Ray McKnown. The halfbacks are small but very fast. Ronald Cllnkscalc, the fine sprinter who enrolled late in 1952, will play the left and Ronald Fraley, one of the circuit's best defensive hands for two years, Is due on the right. Two seniors are having It out for fullback. They nre Snmrny Morrow (180) and Danny Hallmark (195). If, everybody stands up, there will be three seniors and a junior in the start- Ing secondary. Headache* The end posts are real l/?ad- aches. Johnny Crouch, a Junior, seems set on the right side. lie's the only lettermnn back after graduation. The left end is wide open with a pair of sophs, Guy Thompson of Kaufman and BUI Curtis as top prospects. The tackles and guards look good. Four vets, Marshall Harris, R. C. Harris, Hal Lambert and Bill Sikcs, return at tackle. The guard corps, headed by Morgan Williams, Includes such veterans as Malcolm Wallace, Claude Roach and Roland Mclin. Bob Willie and Hugh Pitts, a pair of sophs, arc fighting for center with Dale Brakeblll, a junior squadman. (Monday: Southern Methodist) of a last place finish with a fi-3 decision, Cincinnati edged Philadelphia 0-5 and Chicago won its seventh straight, 5-2, over the New York Giants. The lowly St. Louis Browns stopped Boston 2-0. Ted Gray pitched and batted the Tigers to victory over the Yankees. He scattered six hits and scored the winning run In the 10th when he tripled and rode home on a long fly by Harvey Kuenn. Yogi Berra and Joe Collins homered for the Yankee runs. At Washington the Senators stymied Bob Lemon in his attempt to win his 20th game, wrapping up the decision with a three run splurge in the eighth inning. Duane Plllctte blanked the Red Sox on three singles. Virgil Trucks of the White Sox hung up his 19th victory and aided his own cause at Philadelphia by driving in three runs, two of them on a home run. The Cubs pounded New York pitching for 11 hits and 1 Bob Hush held the Giants to four safeties. The Cubs hadn't won seven in » row in seven years. Robin Roberts of the Phils, who won his first 19 games breezing and who has been struggling ever since, was beaten again in his attempt to win his 22nd. A six-run Cincinnati uprising in the seventh inning kayoed him. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Sept. 14 8:15 p.m. Adults 60c — Children 15e TAG MATCH We were unable to hook Ihe five-man wrestle royal as was announced last Monday nigh't and instead we booked lhl« top-notch tag match. FREDBLASSIE& LEE FIELDS vs. CHARLEY KEENE & EDDIE MALONE Two One Fall Matches BLASSIE vs. MALONE and FIELDS vs. KEENE FLOOR FURNACES Coleman ^r in— ••» i CIRCULATORS - BLEND AIR Central Heating WALL HEATERS Halsell & White Furniture Co. WATER HEATERS Coleman ^^^r JM^M^BMBM^^^^^^^M__. 'o^ MAIN It DIVISION IN BLYTHEVILLE PHONE 6094

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