The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 13, 1966 · Page 5
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, September 13, 1966
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Bears Win, Bulldogs Lose Grid Openers Bears Give Estherville A Shellacking Garrigan's Golden Bears combined the crunching smashes of Jack Muller, the passing and running of Bill Reding and a defense that was adequate most of the time to cruise to a 32-13 victory over Estherville in the season opener here Friday night before what may have been the largest crowd in the history of the school. Coach Beanie Cooper's club now hits the road for three straight weekends, with the first out of town engagement at LeMars Gehlen this Friday night. Garrigan gave notice of things to come right after the opening kickoff, grinding 66 yards in 10 plays to put six points on the board. Muller carried five times, Reding once and the latter hit four straight passes, the final one going to Gene Lickteig for the TD from the 14 yard line. Two of his earlier shots went to Jim Youngwirth and he also flipped a 17-yarder to Tom Black. His placekick for the extra point went wild, so the Bears had a 6-0 lead with a 3:25 gone in the period. Estherville, helped by a pair of penalties, penetrated to the Garrigan 33 right after the next kickoff, but lost the ball on downs — and the Bears slammed the necessary 67 yards downfield for touchdown number two, using 12 plays. Muller was outstanding in this one as he ate up big chunks of yardage on repeated slams into the line, and he bounced into the end zone after a 4-yard blast! to make it 12-0. Reding hit another trio of passes, running his string to seven straight, during the march, with Youngwirth taking the longest, a 12-yard effort. Reding* s point after attempt was blocked, so the Bears had a 2- touchdown edge with 9:28 gone. Early in the second stanza, Garrigan held for downs and took over on their own 34. A penalty (they lost 76 yards that way in the fray) set them back to the 29, but the running of Muller, Black and Reding moved them 71 yards in 11 plays and Reding went the last foot to score. This time he passed to Youngwirth for the point after and it was 19-0 with 6:22 gone in the second period. The play that followed changed things in a hurry. Dan Hood of the midgets snared the kickoff on the Estherville 17 yard line, saw daylight up the middle and cruised 83 yards to cut the margin to 19-6. When Roger Guge booted the extra point, the Garrigan lead was 19-7. Garrigan got its next shot at the goal line late in the third period when Guge fumbled and Jerry Plathe of the Bears dropped on the ball on the Estherville 35. Muller and Reding again took turns and after Reding shot from the 14 to the three yard line, Muller cracked over for the TD. Reding's boot again was no good, so the locals led, 25-7. One of the longest punts ever witnessed here, a 62-yard beauty by Guge, put the Bears in a hole on their own six yard line early in the fourth period and gave Estherville a chance to score to no avail. A short Garrigan punt put the Midgets on the Bears' 34, but the defense held and the locals took over on the 29. And that's where the final Gar- Atgena, (la.) Upp*r DM Main**- Tuesday, Stpt. 13, 1964 GRID CONTEST The annual football guessing contest begins with this edition of the Upper Des Moines. Prizes amounting to $200 will be given throughout the season to the top three winners each week. Local business firms are sponsoring the games. Complete details on competing will be found on the Football Contest page in this issue. There will be 22 games each week. Winners will be announced in each Thursday paper for the preceding Saturday's contest. Get in on the fun—it'sail free I rigan march to a score got its start. Black, Reding and Muller went 49 yards in three plays, then Reding went all the way from the 22, but it was called back and Garrigan penalized to the 32. Then Reding lost four, but hit Black with a short pass for six, before connecting with Youngwirth on the two. Muller blasted in for the TD and Reding ran right end for the extra point to make it 32-7. Estherville added the final tally of the night on a pass from Guge to Hood, a looper that the quick Hood doubled back to catch on the Garrigan 20, then scampered into the end zone. Guge's place- kick attempt was no good. Muller carved 135 yards out of the Estherville defense in 29 trips during the night to top the Bears in rushing, while Reding added 76 in 15 tries and Black 52 in nine carries. Reding's passing was sensational, as he hit 15 of 20 tries for another 152 yards. Busiest receiver was Youngwirth, who fielded seven for 80 yards. Then came Black with four for 25 yards, Lickteig three for 42 and Dick Muller, one for five. Rog Guge topped the Midgets as he ran for 68 yards in 17 tries and added another 67 yards, hitting a pair of four passes. Top defensive players for the Bears, who got their first win over Estherville, were Jerry Plathe, who gobbled up a pair of fumbles, Kevin O'Brien, Dave McCarthy, Dick Muller, Mike Crotty and Black, who intercepted one of Estherville's passes. Statistics: First Downs Passes Yds. Int. By KO-Ave. Punts - Ave. Yds. kicks ret. Yds. penalized Fumbles lost Yds. rushing E 9 8-3 83 0 G 22 20-15 152 1 5-44.2 3-41.7 3-28.3 2-46 90 174 76 11 0 3 276 73 Tot. yds. gained 428 156 Area Grid Scores Algona High 0, Emmetsburg 6 Garrigan Algona 33, Estherville 13 Swea City 6, Rolfe 0 Meservey-Thornton 24, Burt 6 Graettinger 33, West Bend 0 Twin Rivers 27, Humboldt 13 Sentral 13, Kanawha 12 Buffalo Center 34, Thompson 7 Forest City 0, Clear Lake 0 Belmond 21, Clarion 6 Rockford 39, Britt 20 Iowa Falls 0, Eidora 0 Sentral Wins Opener With Late Surge Sentral's defense limited Kanawha to just nine yards on the ground as the Satellites scored a come-from-behind, 1312 victory over the visitors in the season opener at Sentral Friday night. Marvin Rietema counted Kanawha's TDs with a pair of long punt returns. He darted 90 yards for one and 42 for the other as the losers held a 126 lead at halftime. It was 6-6 in the first period after one of Rietema's sparklers and a five-yard touchdown pass from Mike Lee to Mike Luedtke of Sentral. The second of Rietema's dashes made it 12-6 at halftime. The Satellites then tied the count in the third round when Jerry Nerem smashed three yards for a TD. Ron Dacken then plunged for the extra point that salvaged victory. Coach Bert Hanson singled out Rick Shaw, Nerem and Bill Hassel as his outstanding performers on defense. "The Satellites will travel to Gruver and a meeting with Lincoln - Central this Friday night, Sept. 16. TITONKA 19-6 The running of Steve Lane, who scored touchdowns on runs of 18, 40 and 26 yards, ushered Boone Valley of Renwick past Titonka in the season opener for both clubs at Renwick Friday night, 19-6. Titonka's lone counter came in the final period after the winners had built a 19-0 lead on Lane^'s scampers. The Indians are slated to meet Thompson in a State Line Conference fray at home this Friday night. Correction Bill Dooley, not Ken Dooley, was in the football picture of 1925, which appeared in the UDM recently. Plan Viking Trips The LuVerne American Legion post is sponsoring a bus trip to Minneapolis, Sept. 18, to see the Minnesota Vikings play the Baltimore Colts. Owen Curry or Allen Blake are handling tickets. Lewis V. Block was recently installed as new post commander. The Algona Legion post is sponsoring a similar chartered bus trip. Punting, Pass Play Margin At Em'burg Algona high opened its 1966 football season at Emrnetsburg, Friday night, with a 6-0 defeat at the hands of Emmetsburg High. The Bulldogs, playing without the services of several injured regulars, did most of the ground gaining, but one successful pass, following an interference penalty on Algona, turned the trick for the E-Hawks. Algona garnered seven first downs to only two for Emmetsburg. The Bulldogs were penalized for 47 yards to 15 for the host club. Coach Keith Christie, in his first contest as head football mentor, had a starting lineup of Chris Conn and Tom Claude at ends, Tom Jones and Mike Dreyer at tackle, Clint Young and Larry Munger at guards, Sophomore Phil Bode at center, and Roger Barr, Bob Farnham, Randy Riedinger and Gregg Betts in the backfield. But there were numerous substitutions along the way. Bob Farnham , was the workhorse of the evening. Shifted to halfback from a fullback slot following injuries to other men, he accounted for the bulk of the Algona yardage, with Randy Riedinger at fullback lending considerable additional yardage. Neither team was able to muster a strong, continuous attack, and most of the game was fought between the 20-yard Ityie. Probably the strongest weapon in the Emmetsburg arsenal was the outstanding punting, of Ted Ellis, who managed to consistently keep the Bulldogs far back in their own territory. Algona received the opening kickoff and tallied one first down before Bob Farnham was forced to punt to Emmetsburg's 37. His punting, also, was above average on most boots. The quarter saw neither team threatening, and Emmetsburg failed to tally a first down. The second quarter was pretty much the same way, but with 33 second left in the half, Emmetsburg got its big break. Nearly all Emmetsburg aerial attempts were dismal failures, but at this moment an interference call on the Algona 19 gave the Hawks a first down. Then quarterback Steve Thomas shot a strike to Dave Cody on the Algona five, and he fell over the goal for the game's only TD. The try for point was wide of the mark, but the half ended with Emmetsburg holding a 6-0 lead. On the opening kickoff of the second half, only a last minute tackle in the center of the field by Smoky Barr saved a possible second TD for Emmetsburg, but they never really threatened after that. Neither team could roll up a first down in the third quarter, and Algona found itself in ball possession usually inside its own 20 as a result of Ellis' exceptional boots which in most instances the Bulldogs chose not to field in flight. In the final quarter, sniffing victory that they have seldom had in the series, the Emmetsburg defense stiffened and pretty well smothered Bulldog ground- gaining efforts. Late in the quarter, Algona fans had a ray of hope as Farnham and Riedinger combined to roll for two first downs and a pass from Barr to Tom Claude moved the ball to the Emmetsburg 47, but an interception a moment later snuffed out the surge, and Emmetsburg fell back on its reliable punting to kick ou t of danger. Next Friday night the Bulldogs open their North Central Conference season at Clear Lake, which hasn't been rated too highly in loop circles this fall. But the Bulldogs have considerable work to do to get ready for this one, and with the hope that some of the ailing squad members are back with a full head of steam. Algona's defense seemed solid against Emmetsburg, and there was strong running at times, mostly straight football. Algona actually seemed the stronger team of the two, but one bad break on a penalty and one good pass were enough to turn the tide against the Bulldogs. Young Phil Bode, replacing injured Don Hagen at center, performed very well, and the Algona line as a whole fought a good game. Larry Munger, at 145 Ibs., was a standout. It was a typical Algona-Emmetsburg contest fought mostly on the ground, but neither team seemed to have at the moment, much of a passing threat. In other games played by conference teams it appeared that Webster City was again in the driver's seat. The Lynx downed Spencer, 27 to 0, in their opener at Spencer. Clarion, Algona's foe , on Sept. 23, lost to Belmondby a wide margin. With return of most of the injured, excepting Bill Boldridge and Rich Black, who have fractures, things may look up considerably in the near future. FOOTBALL TRIP MINNESOTA VIKINGS vs I BALTIMORE COLTS SUNDAY, SEPT. 18 SPONSORED BY HAGG-TURNER POST AMERICAN LEGION TICKETS $15 COUPLES INVITED | FOR RESERVATIONS CALL \ 295-3257 OR 295-5253

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