The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 26, 1953 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, September 26, 1953
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SATURDAY, SEPT. 26, 19&3 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE riVB Chickasaws Overpower Frayser, Tenn., 32-7 Ground Attack , Is Impressive; Privett Injured Blytheville's Chiekasaws had a fairly easy time in notch- Ing thefr third victory 6f the season at Haley Field last night, overpowering a imall but icrappy Frayser, Tenh., team 32-7. Th» Chicki' powerful ground tack scored almost at will is ground out 314 net yards rushing and rang up score board markers in i ery period. A stout defense, which stymied the Golden Rams almost completely until late in the final period- when the visitors went 75 yards agains the reserve line, for their only score held Frayser to a net rushing gain o 1«1 yards. / The Chicks suffered a serioui blow late In the third quarter when first-string center Leon Privett re Injured a pre-season shoulder sep aration. Coach Mosley said this morning h« thought the big center may be able to play again in a few weeks biit he said the decision- to play would be left up to Privett. The Chicks were without the the services of substitute cente Danny Cobb and first-string quat erback Bob Childress who was in jured in the first game of the season with Osceola two weeks ago. Childress dressed out last nigh "jtthough and indications are he may "be able to play in next week's tough scrap with Jackson. Tenn. Cobb was out with an injured arm. Mosley Back One cheerful note last night wa: the return for a few plays of Tommy Mosley, star senior halfback. On three sparkling carries, one for a touchdown, Mosley showed his top form to the nearly filled stadium. Though outmanned in size and experience with a line that couldn' match the Chicks' power, the Frayser eleven sported some hard-running backs to go with its well-directed split-T attack. Big gun In the Rams' attack was Richard Chllders. hard-driving .fullback who carried 20 times for 90 yards Fisher's opening kickoff was taken by the Rams on their own 14 and returned to the 25. On the first play from scrimmage the Ram's workhorse, fullback Rickard Childers took a handoff for seven yards as Vie almost'broke into the open be^"fore being brought down. The Earns moved on to a quick first down - but were held on their own 30 anc forced to kick. End Charles Ray Hall crashed through the line and blocked the kick to give the Chicks their first possession of the ball on Frayser's 40. In five quick plays the Chickasaws drove to the end zone. Fisher, getting a key block from Billy Michael, drove for 12 yards Akers followed with 10 more and another first down on the Rams' 19. On a delayed buck, Fisher gol nine. Snider was held to two yards at the Rams' seven on a quick-opener from the split-T formation. Fisher then circled right end to score standing up. The big fullback's kick for the extra point was good, and BIytheville led 7-0 with only a few minutes gone in the game. The Chick line began to solve the tricky split-T Frayser team operations after the of the ensuing kickoff, and forced the Rams' to kick from their 30. Scatback Ralph Snider took the punt on the Chicks' 30 and handed ftyt to Akers as blocking formed With the aid of some beautiful blocks, Akers broke down the left sideline and looked as though he would go all the way, but was caught in a web of Frayser men after picking up 35 yards to the Rams' 35. Snider gained 8 for a- first down on the 25.' and with the defense pulled In tight, Akers dropped back for a pass, picked out end Biljy Gilbow in the end zone, and rifled a perfect strike to him as he slipped behind the Frayser safety. Fisher's conversion was good and the Chicks led 14-0, The quarter ended soon after with Frayser in possession on their own 40. The hard-driving Ohilders almost got loose again on the first play of the second period before he was hauled down by Akers and Jones. Captain William Stacy picked up eight yards, but fumbled on the ofl- lowing play and Charles Ray Hall recovered for BIytheville on the 31. This was the first penetration Into uhick territory for the green- shlrted Rams, Akers took a handoff with nice blocking gaping a hole in the line and broke into the open with some kof the finest broken field running of the game as he went 2? yards to the Rams' 40. The ball was Jarred loose from the slight sophomore as he was hit hard by two ladders and Prays, er recovered. A backfield in motion penalty against the Chinks was re- fiised and-the Rams t0ok over on their 40. With some great defensive play by co-captain Billy Gilbow plugging the oftSn vulnerable tackle slot against the Split-T, the Chicks held and forced Frayser to kick. Abbott took the boot oh his 40 and returned 13 yards across the midfield strip to the 40. At this point senior halfback Tommy Mosley made his first appearance on the playing field since the early minutes of the season opener two weeks ago when he suffered a fractured rib. The speedster went right to work showing his old running form as he led a five-play attack to Blytheville's third TD. Twisting and turning, Mosley drove over center f6f 11. Edgnion powered from the Split-T for 5, Fisher got two oh a crossbuck and Mosley moved eight yards to the Harris' 20. On the next play Tommy took the pass from center, picked up his blockers and toured around right end to give the Chicks a 20 point margin. Fisher's kick for the point was wide. Fisher's kickoff was returned to the 30 where the Chick forward wall clammed up to stop the Rams Snider took the Frayser punt on his own 30, faked a handoff to Bobby Jones and, with the like pulling back to form a corridor of blockers, sped down the right side for 3B yards to the Rams' 33. On the next play, Akers again tore off tackle and cut back across the field to go all the way standing up but the play was caled back on an offsides charge. The Chicks bogged down with two more rule infractions called on the next three plays. Edgmon gained four to the Sams 40. and on fourth down, Jones attempted a long pass to reserve en Jim Bratcher that fell incomplete. The Rams took over with less than . minute to go in the first half Quarterback Criswell picked up nine yards on a keeper play, but on the next and final play of the period the Rams were thrown for an 18 yard loss on an attempted pass play as Rounsavall charged in and with the aid of Jerry Nail and Allen Shanks, bottled up the passer on the Rams' 30. After the Intermission Akers returned the kickoff to the Chick 27 from where Snider got a first down with a 10-yard advance on a quick- opener over tackle. Akers took to the air with a long pass intended for Charles Hall, but the aerial fell incomplete when Hall stumbled making a valiant try to reach the ball. Blytheville's lone attempt on the old standby, end around, paid off handsomely last night. Bobby Lee Hill charged around right end from his left end position, picked up excellent blocking and carried 31 yards 'to the Rams' 32 before being brought down. Childers Helps An Akers to Hall pass failed and Fisher got three off tackle. Abbott lost six when a pass attempt backfired and he tried to run out of the let of Ram players. Fisher's kick went into the end zone and Rams took over on their 20. The Rams got a first down by virtue of Childers' hard rushing, aut were held when good defense ay Charles Hall broke up a pitchout effort, and Frayser kicked from the 35. On the return, Snider faked a landoff to Akers and nullified the dck with a 35-yard return to the Rams' 35. ' Akers picked up a first down with 10-yard break over tackle. Edgmon took a handoff and powered for seven, ann Abbott, running the •split-T attack for the second time, got two on a keeper play. On that play the Chicks' big senor, Leon Privett, who has been nursing a pre-season shoulder separation, Injured the shoulder again and may be lost to BIytheville for ome time. Abbott ran the quarterback op- ion for a first down on the Rams' 0, and followed with the same )lay around right end to cross the double stripe. A wide pass from enter was fumbled on the extra point try and Fisher failed to make t as he picked up the ball and tried o run for the conversion. Fisher's kickoff was returned rom the 10 to the 30 on a beauti- ul runback by workhorse Chllders, a holding penalty took the ball lack to the Rains' 15. Tho Chicks' front line held and 'rayser kicked out to their 45. Bobby Jones returned to the 35. On four rapldrllre plays from the plit-T, the Chicks advanced to the nq-yard-llne before the quarter inded Akers gn a quick-opener got 10, . Jones' lateral was knocked down iUt recovered by Edgmon, who «ok a handoff on the next play for 2 yards and a first down on th» Sikesfon Tops Cariithersville But Tigers Hold Favorites to Tight Ball Game CHICKS POWER SHOWS — The Chicks' powerful ground, attack was well-evidenced in last night's 32-7 win over Frayser, Tenn. In the pic- ture above, fullback Kenneth Fisher powers over from the seven yard line early in the game [or Blytheville's first score. (Courier News Photos) Rams' 15. On the option play, Jones faked a hanaoff and went, to the .right, finally lateralling to Fisher at the last minute, and the burly fullback drove all the Way to the one-yard stripe as the period ended. Reserves Take Over On the first play of the final quarter Jones went over for the touchdown on a quarterback sneak to give BIytheville a 32-0 lead. Fisher's kick was wide. Following the kickoff Frayser put on its only sustained drive of the evening to go 75 yards for a score as Coach Mosley let the reserves take over in the line and part of the backfield. Glenn Briggs returned the kickoff to the Rams' 25, and Childers, plowing out most of the yardage in the TD drive, got a first down on the 36. William Stacy and Childers combined to move the ball across midfield .and Stacy almost broke into the clear before being nailed in the secondary by Jones. Childers, Stacy and Briggs continued to plow off tackles from the split-T formation for first downs on the 27 and 11. The Chicks' defense stiffened momentarily as Childers got five, Briggs lost one and Childers got two. On fourth down with four to go for a first, the powerful Childers drove through for nine yards and first down on the Chick one. Childers then went over for the score and Briggs ran over for the conversion point. Subs Move Ball With only minutes to play Chick reserves took the kickoff from their own 37 after Edgmon returned 17 yards, and moved to the Golden Rams' 26 before the final whistle blew. Reserve backs showed good running from the split-T with Bobby Jones quarterbacking and Abbott running in the fullback slot. Reserve halfback Leroy Hall got three, Abbott took a handoff for 10 and a first down on the 50. Fay Davis got four and Leroy Hall added three. Abbott wagged the ball and a couple of tacklers eight yards for a first on the Rams' 33 > and Hall went off tackle for seven in the 'inal play. Though not playing the thrilling bau of last week's 2-0 victory over North Little Rock, the Chicks displayed some good football In every department with streaks of brii- iance on numerous occasions. Particularly notable was the running of Tommy Mosley who gained 39 yards, including a 20-yard touchdown sprint, in the three plays ha ran; the running of Sophomore Freddie Akers who was leading ground gainer for the second time this year with 92 yards in five carries for a prodigious 18 yard average. Outstanding line play was turned from all points with ends Billy Gilbow, Bobby Lee Hill, Charles Ray Hall; tackle John Fong; guard Billy Michael and center Leon Privett carrying more than their share of the load. Blytheville's next home game Is with Mobile, Ala., Oct. 16. Next week the Chicks travel to Jackson, Tenn., for an encounter with the a'lways-to'.f.h Golden Bears. BIytheville Pos. Frayser Hiil LE P. Gates Fong LT Bell Michael LG Ocrtz Privett C Whitchead Jones RG Arnetl Shanks RT Higgins Gilbow RE Gunter Abbott QB Crisweil Akers HB Brlggs Snyder HB Stacy Fisher FB Chllders Substitutions: BIytheville — Hall, Bratcher, Rounsavall, Adams, Bag- iey, TTiomas, Lowe, J. Hall, Nail, Moxlcy, Jones. L. Hall. Davis, Edgmon, Mosley; Frayser—Gates, Rutledge, Cook. Statistics Bly. Frayser First Downs 13 11 Net Yards Rushing 314 161 Passes 4 1 Completions ' 1 0 Yards Passing 25 0 Fumbles 2 2 Opts. Fbles. Rec. by 1 1 Punts 1 6 Punt Avg. 34 25.1 Yards Penalized 15 20 Rushing; BIytheville Fisher Abbott Jones Akers Edgmon Snyder Hill Mosley L. Hall Davis Frayser Crlswell Stacy Briggs Childers Trici 7 6 3 5 6 3 1 3 3 1 2 13 Net Gain 49 34 3 92 32 20 31 39 13 3 26 90 7 5.6 1 18.4 5.3 6.8 31 13 4.3 3 4.5 2.7 3.2 4.5 \Wilson Racks Harrisburg By 25-0 Score By E. D. BEALL (Courier News Correspondent) WILSON — After a scoreless first half with neither team able to move the bull, Wilson broke loose after the intermission on the spectacular running of Howard Cissell to overrun fiiUTlsburg here Inst night 25-0. On their second offensive play in the second half classy tailback Cissell, on an off-tackle play from his own 25, scurried "75 yards for the first touchdown of the yume. That broke the Ice and from there in, the Bulldogs put on 1111 offensive display of major proportions. The shifty Cissell figured in all four of the Wilson scores. Later in the third period Cissell hit end Jerry Ryuls with a 25 yard pass and Ryals drove the last five yards to make it 12-0 for Wilson. Another Cissell tu Rysils pass was good for 20 yards and. a TD early in the fourth quarter with Cissell's kick for the extra-point splitting the bars. After the kickoff Hnrrisburf? was forced to kick and the Bulldogs took over on their own 15. That set the stage for Cissell's sncbnd long jaunt of the night, ns the speedster, running off-tackle again, sped 85 ynrd.s for the score. Hnrrisburg's attack was well- hlocked largely through the outstanding efforts of Bulldog guard Boh Douglas. Wilson racked up 14 first downs to Harrisburg's 4. Lineup: Fos. HarrlsburR LE3 Eastin LT Wallace LG J. Williams C Gibson RG Propes RT Pepper TE Graham QB Reed HB Barnes HB Smith FB Walker Substitutes: Wilson — Smith, McNabb, rrrown, Elkins, Benthall, Harnden, Ferguson, liyford, Bowen; Harrisburg — Mills, Cooper, Spencer, Parker. CARUTHEnsVILLE — Scorlnp their first touchdown of the year. Caruthcrsvilles' Tigers pave heavily- favored Sikcston a surprisingly pood ball gamt? here last night as the visitors took a 26-6 decision. Sikestnn's CasUeberry hauled In a first quarter pass Miicli covered 44 yards In put SikC-ston in front 6-0 in the first quarter. But the Tigers pounced on a fumble nnd put on a 41-ynrd touchdown march to tie it up. Sikc^tnn held a 13-6 haHUrne lead, thnnfci to Stewart's 40-yard run to pay dirt. Cnruthcrsville managed to hold off scoring threats ih the third quarter and entered the final frame trolling by only one touchdown, but Sikeston manpower began to telJ. Marshall punched over from three yards out and Dyer turned in a 44- ynrd scoring run to put the visitors out of reach- Cariithersville stopped a goal line drive in the fourth when, the Tigers recovered a fumble on their three ns the pamo ended. Cariithcrsville I os. Si H'll LE Dace Willis LT Bailey Jordan LG Lohr Moody C sterns Lay RG Shell Gregory RT Melton CfiBlleberry RE Castleberry BflrthoJ.mew QB Stewart Hughes HB Marshal Cook HB Lewis Cravens FB Dyer Osceola Rolls To 26-9. Victory Over West Memphis .OSCEOLA —.The Osceola Seminoles, sparked by the split-T quarlerbacking of Wade. Rogers, won their second game of the season here last night as they rolled over West Memphis 26-9. Wilson Grain Wai-ci Bledsoe Tranum Douglas Rankln Ryals Cissell Teal Hopkins Cash ATTENTION FARMERS We are interested in booking approximately 50,000 bushels of soybeans for Seplember and October delivery. Pleas* call us for prices and information. RED TOP GIN CO. Phones 3756 & 2142 Hiqh School Football By The Associated Press ,, Big Seven . X—Pine Bluff 19, Port Smith 7 X—Texarkana 35, Hot Stirlng" 0 Little Rock 34. fstrouma, La., 28 Camdcn 13, North Little Rock 7 El Dorado 33. Hope 0 Class AA X—Rogers 41, Van Buren 14 X—Russellvllle 7, Conway 0 X—Fayettevllle 19, Subiaco 7 Sprlngdalc 48, Harrison 14 Forrest City 7, Brinkley 6 BIytheville 32, Frayser, Tenn., 7 Clarkesdale, Miss., 14, Joncsboro 6 Newport 20, Benton 12 Malvern 35, Nashville 13 Magnolia 33, Gurdon 13 Arkadelphia 41. PrescoU 12 Pordyce 0, Bearden 6 (tie) Class A X—Bentonvillo n, SI'oam Springs 0 X—Seorcy 13, Bald Knob 0 Y—Mountain Home 13, .Clinton 12 X—Pocahontas 20, Corning 7 X—Mansfield 27, Clarksville 7 X—Boonevllle 52, Ozark 0 X—McCrory 39, Bcebe 7 X—Bauxite 19, Jacksonville 6 Y—Stuttgart 32 Catholic High (Llt- lle Rock) 13 X—Sheridan 32. Lonoke 0 X—DeQuccn 26, Palrvicw 13 X—Crossctt 28, Warren 7 X—Eudora 28, Dumas 17 X—McGchee 39, Hamburg 0 X—Monticello 7, Star City 6 Batesville 21, Parngould 0 Helena 78, Trumann 0 Marianna 6, Marked Tree 6 (tic) Osceola 28, West Memphis 9 Hughes 21, Crawfordsville 13 Greenwood 12, Danville 0 Mcna 19, Ashclown 0 Morrilton IS, Dardanelle 0 England 20, DeWItt 19 Wynne 27, Parkin 0 Class B St. Anne's (Fort Smith) 26, Berryville 0 X—Atkins 55,'Ola 0 X—Clarendon 34, Barton 0 X—Magnet Cove 31, Cabot 20 X—Cotton Plant 19, Elaine 0 X—Carlisle 39, Bismarck 0 X—Holly Grove 19, Glllett 13 X-Lake Vlllege 21. Rison 0 Dermott 19^ Strong 0 Earle 13, Memphis Central B 7 College Football Louisiana College 25, Arkansas State Teachers 20 X—Conference game Y—Substitute conference game. Rogers marked up the first score in the opening stanza as he faded for a pass on the West Memphis 45. found his receivers guarded, and picked his way through the entire West Memphis team to score. Russ Thomson converted to give the Seminoles a 7-Q lead. West Melnphis tied it up in the second period on sustained 50-yard drive, with Homer Brassfield going over (rom the five for the touch- clown. Osceola went ahead to slay later in the second on a drive from midfield. Bobby SUHwcll provided the punch for the final three yards. West Memphis picked up a safety In the third quarter after a deep punt and a penalty backed the Indians up to their own one yard line. Later in that period, Oscedla's Donnie Dunn made it 20-9 oh a 35 yard run. Final score came as Bobby Stillwell drove over from the three after Osceola pushed the ball down the field with short power jabs. The outweighed Oscebia squad put on its best performance of th» year with the entire line and backfield playing an outstanding game. Starting lineup for Osceoia was as follows: Ken Cole, Larry Halsey, ends; Ted Nunnally, Buck Alexander, tackles; .Paul Qoble, Murrell Warhurst, guards; Dowell Harlan, center; Don Shoemake, "Wade Rogers, Donnie Dunn and Bobby Stillwell, backs. ShawneeGets Thrilling 7-0 Win On 72-Yarder by Henry Battle By CHARLEY FELTS (Courier News Correspondent) JOINER — Henry Battle, moving swiftly.behind deadly blocking, raced 72 yards in the final three minutes of play to give Slmwnee's Indians a 7-0 victory Aver Marlon here last night. Battle took a handoff from Brewer, headed off tackle, then cutback sharply atid was away, outrunning Ihe last three defenders. Brewer kicked the extra point. The Indians, in getting their first win of the season, kept the ball in Marion territory throughout most of the first half. Brewer turned in what might have been the key play of the game in the third quarter. Mnrton, on a pass and a 38-yard run by Robins, drove to Slmwnee's Luxord Falls To Lepanto By 20-7 Score By G. C. Driver (Courier News Correspondent) LEPANTO — Beset by tumbles nnd unnble to generate a sustained offense. Luxora's Panthers dropped their first game of the year last night at Lcpunto, 20-7. Losing the ball twice on lumbles deep in their own territory cost the Panthers two touchdowns. Lepanto, showing a strong of-, generated an 85-yard drive to score in the second period. The. Panthers finally got moving lute in the third, roiling 50 yards on the ground, but the drive sputtered out and they failed to score. Lepnnto appeared ready to capitalize on another Luxora fumble when Billy Looney, Luxora sophomore back, Intercepted on the ten. He broke Into the clear at the 40 as he copped a 90-yard touchdown run. Looncy and Towlcs provided Luxora's only oifcnslve power. Luxas bce.fed up the Panthers' defensive efforts. Nichols and Ryan were Lepanto standouts. Lux. Lep. First downs 6 13 Passes 12 10 Completions 3 4 Inter, by 02 Fumbles 7 2 Rev. by 18 Penalties 8 for 80 yds. 0 SnutheaKt Missouri PortaReville 40, Maiden 0 Dexter 33, Ilmo-Fornfclt 0 Slkeston 26, Cariithersville 6 Jackson 28, Chtiffee 0 St. Vincent's (Perryville) 41, E. Prairie 0 Cape Oirardeau 39. Cairo 0 Charleston 20, Kcnnctt 0 Poplar Bluff 32, Pijtgott 7 six. The Indians held for downf and on third down, Brewer quick- kicked to the visitors' 44. The Indians turned in their top performance of. the posting their first win. Once again, two little linemen — ehd Dlbk Wilion and tackle James Bagley — turned in top-notch games. Henry Harrison; who had several nice runs, went 42 yards In the second quarter after taking a BfeWSr pass. Stmwnee will entertain Wilson here next week. Shawne« Bowen Rogers Speck Owaltney Samons Bagley Wilson Brewer .. Harrison Battle Sulcer Po«. LE LT LQ C R<3 RT RE ..QB HIS HB FB Mui«n Bteela Harlan Blackforl Hammtck Freeman Ashlej Hale Jonei Foglenun Slmpnon Flowers Shannon, Substitutes: Shawnec Collomp, Larue; Marlon — Billings, Dvane, J. Bobbins, 8. Bobbins, JVa- tcsi. Officials: stotts, Stobaugh, Lynch. BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. Behind Brooklyn ... 104 48 .684 Milwaukee .. 91 St. Louis .... 83 Philadelphia . 82 New York ... 69 Cincinnati ... 67 Chicago 63 .599 11 .646 21 .939 22 .454 35 .441 37 .414 41 Pittsburgh .. 49 103 ,322 55 AMERICAN LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. Behind New York ... 99 50 .664 — Cleveland ... 91 61 .599 9i/ a Chicago 87 65 .572 13'/j Boston 82 89 .543 18 Washington . 76 14 .501 23VJ Detroit 59 93 .388 41'/a Philadelphia . 57 95 .375 43V4 SI. Louis .... 54 98 .355 46'/a Yesterday't Results NATIONAL LEAGUE St. Louis 11, Chicago 2 Brooklyn 4, Philadelphia 3 New York 6, Pittsburgh I Only games. , AMERICAN LEAGUE Boston 5, New York 0 Washington 1, Philadelphia' 0 Cleveland 12, Detroit 3 Chicago 7, St. Louis 2 BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Sept. 28 8:15 p.m. Adults 60c — Children ISc GRUDGE FIGHT Australian Tag Match Fred Blassie & Lee Fields vs. Eddie Malone & Chas. Keene Two one-Fall Bouts Blassie vs. Malone Fields vs. Keene FLOOR FURNACES - fo/ema/i CIRCULATORS - BLEND AIR Central Heating WALL HEATERS Halsell & White Furniture Co. WATER HEATERS Coleman MAIN & DIVISION IN BLYTHEVILLE PHONE 4096

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