Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on September 14, 1987 · Page 7
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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14,1987 SPORTS THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL Pop Warner gridders sweep Sonoma By GLENN ERICKSON Journal Spertt Editor Enwrftu* Even with a minimal amount of passing, including absolutely none in the Lion Cubs' game, the Ukiah Lions Pop Warner football teams rolled up 118 points in three one- sided victories Saturday night in Ukiahi Stadium against undermanned Sonoma. The final game of the night was a somewhat deceptive 36-0 victory by the Ukiah Lions, the "Big Team" thus giving Coach Brad Shear his 200th career Pop Warner- Youth Football victory on his 39th- plus birthday. The sizeable crowd which stayed until the end on a chilly September evening rose as one and sang' 'Happy Birthday, Brad!" with feeling. First team to play this 1987 season was the Lion Cubs, who opened with 36-0 victory, followed by a 46-0 triumph by the Ukiah Junior Lions. In fairness to Sonoma, the Grizzlies, Cubs and Bears, reading from smallest to largest teams, were small in stature and small in body- count, a count that got smaller as a Grizzlie got hurt on the season's first kickoff, a Cub needed medical assistance, and three Grizzlies reportedly refused to play after seeing their teammate hit on the opening kickoff. While the jarred player who returned to his team after being checked out at a local hospital, and the one needing tending at the bench were not seriously hurt, Sonoma's teams, in numbers of players, from 17 to 22, were not prepared or conditioned to cope with the hard-hitting, fast-moving Lions. However, the final game was far closer than many anticipated or would think from the 36-0 score. It was only 16-0 at the half and until late in the third or beginning of the fourth quarter. Like the late Poppa Bear, George Halas, "Pappa Lion" Brad Shear paced the sidelines in front of his team like a big cat in a cage. Rest assured the post-game 200th victory celebration and impromptu birthday party only temporarily drove the memory of five fumbles, 60 yards in penalties and two called-back touchdowns from the minds of coaches Brad Shear, Frank Pomilia, Norm Johnson, Rich Kucz and Rich Dutra. Glenn Erickpon Maurice Travis (42), who ran for three touchdowns In Saturday night's 46-0 Ukiah Junior Lions victory over Sonoma, had plenty of blocking help all game long, In this Instance from Jason Seeley (80), Chris Ray (74) and Justin Mendenhall (53). It remained for hard-running John Studer to get the Lions moving in the right direction, Studer breaking two tackles and getting good blocking on a 45-yard punt-return with just 2:20 to go in the first quarter for the first Lions TD. The combination of Jason Moody kicking out of the hold of Vince Snarski from the snap of Frankie Pomilia added the two bonus points for a place-kicked Pop Warner conversion, for 8-0. That combination clicked again after Brady Bcchtol scored from 8-yards out with 59 seconds to go in the half, for 16-0. The Lions added two sho/t- yardage late TD plunges by Aaron Hookins and two more two-point conversions in the final minutes of the game. Coach Frank Pomilia and his staff were pleased with the efforts of four up-front 12-year-old Ukiah Lions "rookies," Chris Anderson," Grady Huff, Toby Carmaechel and Frankie Pomilia and the leadership, of Jacob Coughlin on offense. They were "happy" with the defense, sparked by fired-up Jason Moody, who does more than kick extra-points; Brady Bcchtol, Victor Rosas and Jason Kindopp, and by football newcomer Willie Goforth, Greg Lcyone, Jacob Coughlin and Palo Aho transfer Prairie Sims, tried at three positions and at home in each. Andy \Vhitcakcr and John Barrington also drew plaudits from ' coaches! Junior Lions coach Bob Huff, well on his way to his 150th victory, had Junior Lion Maurice Travis on his side, and to Sonoma's bedazzled Cubs he looked like a combination of World Class sprinters Ben John- son of Canada and Carl Lewis of the USA. No yardage stats were available, but Travis scored at will, notching touchdowns of 25,48 and 20 yards on sweeps or punt-returns, to which Darrin Thompson added two scores on 6 and 30-yard pass interceptions, and Paul Moizio punched.over ,a threc-yardcr set up on long runs by Travis and Joel Velasquez. Sunday the Ukiah teams hunt bigger game at Central Marin at Marin Catholic in San Rafael, at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Steelers crush Miners PITTSBURGH (AP)—It looked like a classic mismatch: surgeon- precise San Francisco 49crs quarterback Joe Montana against a mistake-prone Pittsburgh Steelers defensive secondary that surrendered 11 touchdown passes during a dismal 0-4 preseason. Some mismatch. Rookie cornerback Dellon Hall, playing his first NFL regular- season game, scored on a 50-yard fumble return and intercepted a pass as Pittsburgh's frequently sieve- like defense forced four turnovers in manhandling the favored 49crs 30-17 Sunday. Pittsburgh, its defense forcing Montana to throw mostly ineffective dump-off passes to his running backs, hardly looked like a team coming off a 6-10 season and its first winless preseason in 22 years. And San Francisco hardly looked like a 10-6 team that made its fifth consecutive trip to the NFC playoffs in 1986. "Were we overconfident? No, we were just played out of sync," said- 49ers Coach Bill Walsh. "We had top many botched plays to get anything done. Nothing went our way. "I was very disappointed with, our performance. The turnovers, the giveaways, the lack of poise were disturbing and distressing," he said. Only one of the Steelers' four defensive secondary regulars, strong safety Donnie Shell, started last year's season-opening 30-0 defeat to Seattle. Cornerback Dwayne Woodruff sat out 1986 with a knee injury and former free agent Lupe Sanchez didn't move from the corner to free safety until two weeks ago. Coach Chuck Noll said the changes have resulted in a more physical secondary, the kind the Steelers had in the Steel Curtain days of Mel Blount, Glen Edwards, J.T. Thomas and Shell. "We're a lot more physical team than we were at this time last year," said Noll, who moved past Paul Brown and into fiflh place with 171 NFL career coaching victories. "The interceptions, the fumbles were caused by hard hitting. They just set it up for us offensively." Giants beat Reds again, A's lose CINCINNATI (AP) — There's a lot for Manager Roger Craig to like about his San Francisco Giants as they head into their final 19 games. They're six games ahead of the second-place Cincinnati Reds in the National League West; their pitching staff has the best earned run average in the majors; and their timely hitting has produced a 24-11 record since Aug. 7. The Giants combined clutch hit- ling with good pitching again Sunday to beat Cincinnati 6-1 and add to the biggest division lead in the major leagues. "You could see today, if you were watching the same game I was, that this club is playing outstanding baseball," Craig said. "It's playing championship baseball right now. Everyone is pitching in and doing their job." The Giants are in excellent shape to- claim their first division title since 1971. Twelve of their last 19 games are at home. "It's great to have a six-game lead," said Harry Spilman, who had a pinch-hit RBI single Sunday. "Now's the time when we can really pour it on and go ahead and put the nail in the coffin." The Giants have buried the Reds in their last seven games, winning six of them to topple the team that was in first place from May 29 to Aug. 19. The Reds went into Candlestick Park on Aug. 7 leading San Francisco by five games. The Giants swept the lour-game series to get back into contention, passed Cincinnati on Aug. 19, and delivered the knockdown blow this weekend by taking two of three games. "We played ourselves right where we belong right now," Reds Manager Pete Rose said. "That's the way we played. If I'm not mistaken, the last seven games we played those guys we got 13 runs and lost six of the seven games. I'm surprised we didn't lose seven out of seven. They put us right where we belong the way we played." Both teams have 19 games remaining, including a two-game series next weekend at Candlestick Park. However, the weekend victories gave the Giants a nearly insurmountable lead and a lot of momentum as they return home for a nine- game homestand. The Giants are 38-31 at home this year — something else that's to Craig's liking. At Oakland, Danny Tartabull reeled to the ground unconscious, Willie Wilson crumpled against the fence, and for one scary moment the Kansas City Royals' faint pennant hopes seemed about to vanish. An inning later, though, Tarta- bull cracked his major league- leading 18th game-winning hit, a single that scored Wilson, and suddenly the Royals were contenders again. Kansas City's 6-5 victory Sunday, the Royals' third straight over Oakland and fifth on a six-game road trip, moved them into a tie with the Athletics for second place in the American League West. Although both teams are 4'/i games behind the Minnesota Twins, the mood of each team is very different as they appear headed in opposite directions, different. "The winner has the ability to bounce back," Tartabull said after the game. "It's very disappointing," said Honeycutt, 0-2 since his joining the A's from the Los Angeles Dodgers on Aug. 29. "It's a big game for me personally. I felt I needed to go out there and throw a good ballgame for this club." For the team, he said, the loss was doubly bad because it made them lose a game in the standings to Minnesota and tied them with the Royals. "Instead of keeping the cushion between them and us, now we have to overcome Minnesota while we're fighting even with Kansas City." The Royals also were aided by Steve Balboni's third home run and ninth RBI in four games against Oakland. It was his 22nd homer of the year. Balboni, though, said he still isn't pleased with not playing regularly this season and he said he will talk to Royals management. Scalf's racing team sets national record Veteran Ukiah drag-racing car owner Bill Scalf Sunday at Samoa in Humboldt County watched 24-year-old driver Dean Giese push Scalfs super-stock Karman Ghia dragster to a national record. On the third of six elimination runs, the Scalf car, supported by Marathon Motors of Ukiah, zipped the quarter-mile from a standing start in 10.47 seconds, breaking the national record of 10.81 seconds for the SS-CX class super stock Volkswagen division. The 10.47 second elapsed time from light to finish line, Scalf figures, is about 126.69 mph, about three-miles per hour faster than the old record. Scalf reported weather, humidity conditions and drag-strip surface at Samoa were ideal. He used a racing gasoline-nitrous oxide mixture, and may be said to have laughed all the way to the finish line as he watched Giese break the record. Next certain race for the Ukiah car is the World Championship meet in Bakersfield Nov. 8. 4 'Giese's driving and the work of Sharidan Malone and the gang at Marathon Auto Parts, plus good weather condilons and competition made the record possible," Scalf said. Scalf has been in auto racing as driver or car owner off and on for four decades. Approximately 70 cars in all raced at Samoa Sunday, about a dozen in Scalf's class. He finished about seventh overall and third in his class. SCOREBOARD Baseball Boilon Baltimore Cleveland St. Louli New York Montreal Philadelphia Chicago Plltiburgh NATIONAL LEAGUE E**t Division W L 63 58 81 61 80 61 71 71 70 71 74 69 72 62 60 54 90 WMl Dlvltlon .489 16V4 .437 23 .375 32 68 Weet Division W 77 71 70 61 L 66 72 72 60 Pel. GB .689 — .570 2tt .667 3 .600 12V4 .496 13 .479 15U Pet. OB .638 — .497 6 .493 6M .433 16 .423 16Vt .415 1714 W 77 72 72 68 L 67 71 71 76 Pet. .535 .503 .503 .476 .476 .472 GB 4V4 4V4 814 8V4 9 .430 15 San Frar.citco Cincinnati Houtton Atlanta „„ „, Lot Angeles 60 82 San Diego , 59 83 Saturday'* Game* Montreal 7. Chicago 1 St. Loult 8, New York 1 Atlanta 10, Lot Angelet 9. 10 Inningt San Francisco 7. Cincinnati 1 Pltttburgh 12, Philadelphia 4 Only garnet scheduled Sunday'* Gtmee New York 4, St. Loult 2 Pittsburgh 6, Philadelphia 1 Lot Angelet 6. Atlanta 2 San Francitco 6, Cincinnati 1 Chicago 6. Montreal 2 San Diego 10, Houtton 2 Monday'* G*m** Chicago (Sanderton 7-7) at New York Si. Loult (Magrane 7-7) at Philadelphia lR Mtn?re 1 a 7 i" 8) '(M < artlnez 9-3) at Pltttburgh Mlnnetota Kantat City Oakland California Texai 68 75 Seattle 67 75 Chicago 61 81 Saturday'e Garnet Botton 4, Baltimore 3 Cleveland 5, Minnesota 4 Toronto 13, New York 1 Kantat City 10. Oakland 7 Milwaukee 11, Detroit 2 Texat 4. California 3 Seattle 12, Chicago 2 Sunday* Game* Baltimore at Botton, ppd., rain Mlnnetota 7, Cleveland 3, 10 Innings New York 8, Toronto 5 Detroit 6, Milwaukee 1 Texat 6, California 2 Kantat City 6, Oakland 5 Chicago 2. Seattle 0 Monday* Gam** Milwaukee (Barker 2-1) at New York (Qulllckton 2-1), (n) Botion (Clement 16-6) at Detroit (Alexander 5-0) (n) Baltimore (Boddlcker 10-8) at Toron.to Brenly c Urlbe 88 LaCott p Lellertt p Hdtn ph CDavIt cl 3010 Stlwl ph 1010 Mllner cl 0100 BDIaz c 0000 WCIark 1b 3 0 2 1 Brownng p 2000 Melvln c 2000 FWIIImt p 0 0 0 0 1000 PPerry p 0000 4120 Frncna ph 1000 2000 RMrphy p 0 0 0 0 0000 BLandm p 0 0 0 0 0000 kulcne'r If 1100 Tot.lt 36 612 6 Total* 31 1 6 1 Stn Frtncltco 000 200 310—6 Cincinnati 001 000 000—1 Game Winning RBI — Maldonado (11). E—BDIaz, Larkln. DP—San Frandsco 1, Cincinnati 1. LOB—San Francisco 7, Cincinnati 5.2B-CDavlt. Parker, Aldrele, Maldonado, WCIark. Mitchell, Esasky. HR—Mitchell (20). SB—Mllner (7). S—Browning, Brenly. SF—Larkln. IP H B EH BB SO StnFrancjtco 6 1-3 4 1 1 2-30 0 0 3 200 Balboni (22), Murphy (4). S3—Thurman (5). SF—Grltlin, Brett IP H R ER BB SO Kan*** City Gublcza W.11-16 71-35 4 4 Garber S.3 12-32 1 0 Oakland Honeycult L.0-2 21-35 5 4 GNelson 32-32 0 0 Lamp 1-331 1 Cadaret 1-30 0 0 Eckertlay 21-31 0 0 , - PB—Stelnbach. Umpires—Home, Hendry; First, Ford; Second, Evans; Thiid, Couslnt. 1—3:0$. A—{27,683. LaCoss W.12-10 Lellerts DRoblson S.17 Cincinnati Browning L.7-12 6 2-3 7 FWilliams PPerry RMurphy BLandum 0 2 1-3 0 1 2 FWlilTarns pitched to2batters In the 7th. HBP^-Beliby LaCoss. WCIark by Browning. BK—LaCoss. Umpires—Home.Mareh;Flrsl.Runge;Second,Engel; Third. West. T-2:54. A-25,636. 4 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 5 0 0 2 0 Football Nttlontl Football League ; MERICAN CONFERENCE Eatt W L T Pel. PF New Lngland N.Y. Jets Buffalo Indianapolis Miami Cincinnati Houston Pittsburgh Cleveland 1 0 0 1.000 28 0 0 1.000 31 0 .000 28 .000 21 .000 21 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 Central (SUeb 13-6), (n) Minnesota (V olnt 3-9). (n) (PalackM 1-0). (n) Cincinnati (Hi (Glavln* 1-3). (n) Houtton (Ryan oilman 9-9) at Atlanta 7-14) at Lot Angelet lola 15-8) at Chicago (LaP- CaTlTb'rnla (Prater 9-9) at Kansas City (J Oakland" 1 fU« n on 6-6) at Texas (Witt 7- Cleveland (Yell 3-7) at Seattle (Morgan 11-15), (n) ( lah W Dligo (Whlttoin 10-U) «t San Fran- clico (H 9-10). (n) AMERICAN LEAGUE GIANTS-REDS BOX SAN FRAN »b r h bl HThptn 2b 3 0 0 0 Spilmn ph 1011 Speler 2b 1100 Detroit Toronto New York Milwaukee _ _ Pet. GB 05 67 .599 — 86 67 .699 — 79 63 .556 6 79 64 .552 6V4 Mltchll 3b Aldrele II 5123 3110 Yngbld ph 1 0 0 0 DRobltn p 1 0 1 0 Mldndo rf 5021 CINCINNATI ab r h bl Larkln se 3001 Tredwy 2b 4 0 1 0 Daniels II 4000 Parker rl 4010 Bell 3b 3000 ONelll cl 4010 Etatky 1b 3010 MCGrill c 2 1 1 0 ATHLETICS-ROYALS KANSAS CITY abrh Wilton cl 412 Seltzer 3b 4 1 2 Brett 1b 301 Titabll rl 401 FWhlte 2b 4 0 0 Balboni dh 4 1 1 Pecota tt 400 ASalazr tt 0 0 0 Thurmn II 4 1 3 LOwen c 421 Total* BOX OAKLAND bl »b r h bl 1 Polonla II 4011 1 Bernzrd 2b 3 0 0 0 1 Murphy cl 3 1 2 1 1 Javier cl 0000 0 Lantfrd 3b 4 0 0 0 1 Wlllard dh 2 1 0 0 0 Cantec ph 1000 0 McQwIr 1b4 0 1 0 0 Gal I ego pr 0 0 0 0 0 MDav't rl 4220 Stelnbch c 3 1 1 0 Weltt pr 0000 Grlllln tt 3002 35 6 11 $ Total* 31 ( 7 4 0 0 0 W*»t 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 23 0 1.000 20 0 1.000 30 0 .000 21 Denver 1 0 0 1.000 40 Kansas City 1 0 0 1.000 20 L.A. Raiders 1 0 0 1.000 20 San Diego 0 1 0 .000 13 Seattle 010 .000 17 NATIONAL CONFERENCE Eatt PA 21 28 31 23 28 21 16 17 28 17 13 0 20 40 Kin*** City 104 000 100—« Oakland 030 001 001-5 Game Winning RBI - Tartabull 08). E-ASalazar. DP-OaKland 1. LOB- Kansas City 7, Oakland 4. HR- St. Louis Washington N.Y. Giants Dallas Philadelphia Minnesota Tampa Bay Chicago Detroit Green Bay New Orleans Atlanta L.A. Rams 0 0 0 0 1 0 Central 0 1.000 24 0 1.000 34 0 .000 0 .000 13 .000 0 1.000 34 0 1.000 48 0 .000 0 0 .000 19 .000 0 San Francitco 0 1 0 W«*t 1 0 0 1.000 28 0 1 0 .000 10 0 1 .000 16 .000 17 13 24 0 24 34 19 10 0 34 20 21 48 20 30 Sunday'* Gtm*t New York Jets 31, Bullalo 28 New Orleans 28, Cleveland 21 Houston 20. Lot Angeles Rams 16 Cincinnati 23, Indianapolis 21 New England 28, Miami 21 Kantat City 20, San Diego 13 Pittsburgh 30, San Francisco 17 Tampa Bay 48, Atlanta 10 St. Louis 24, Dallas 13 Washington 34, Philadelphia 24 Minnesota 34, Detroit 19 Lot Angeles Raiders 20, Green Bay 0 Denver 40. Seattle 17 Monday'* Gam* New York Giants at Chicago Sunday, Sept. 20 Denver vs. Green Bay at Milwaukee Houston at Buffalo Miami at Indianapolis New Orleans at Philadelphia Pittsburgh at Cleveland San Francisco at Cincinnati Tampa Bay at Chicago Washington at Atlanta Dallas at New York Giants Detroit at Los Angeles Raiders Kansas City at Seattle Minnesota at Los Angelet Rams St. Louis at San Dteflo Monday, Sept. 21 New England at New York Jets 49ERS-STEELERS STATISTICS San Frtncltco 037 7—17 Pltttburgh 7 10 3 10-30 Flrtt Quarter Pi-Hall 60 tumble return (Andenwn kick). 557 Second Quarter SF — FG Wenching 43. 4:6* Pit—Golhard 2 past from Malone (Anderson kick 9:60 Pi—FG Anderson 50, 14:54 Third Quarter Pit — FQ Anderson 41, 7:30 SF—Frank 1 past from Montana (Wersching kick 12:18 Fourth Quarter Pit —FG Anderson 44, 5:52 Plt-Abercromble 28 run (Anderson kick), 9:3 SF—Rice 3 past from Montana (Wersching kick 14:0 A-55.736 ***************** Brought to you by SERGIO ROJO Here's an incredible fact... There's a team in the National Football League that gave up more points than they scored last year— and yet, despite being outscored all year, they still won more games than they lost, and made the playoffs!... The New York Jets scored 364 points in 1986 and gave up 386, but they won 10 of 16 regular season games and one playoff game. Here's a baseball fact that's hard to believe... Although Joe DiMaggio was one of the greatest players of all-time, both as a batter and outfielder, he, unbelievably, stole only * 30 bases in his ENTIRE CAREER!... He * averaged about 2 stolen bases in a season!... * Today, some average players steal more bases * in one year than DiMaggio had in his whole • career... What makes this fact so hard to * * believe is that DiMaggio wasn't slow... He was * considered a good oaserunner and a good * centerfielder— yet he stole so few bases. Who caught the most passes in one season in National Football League history?... 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