Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa on December 19, 1972 · Page 14
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Tuesday, December 19, 1972
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In Last Appearance As Cyclone Coach ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS, TUES., DEC. 19, 1972 Page 14 Majors Never Doubted Going for Two MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Jim Stevens, who started the 1972 season as a third-string quarterback at Georgia Tecli and ended it by engineering a heart-thumping 31-30 victory Monday night over Iowa State in the Liberty Bowl, said he just hoped to be a reserve. "I just wanted to do my job and establish myself as the No. 2 quarterback behind Eddie," Stevens said as he undressed in Tech's steamy dressing room after the game. Stevens, who was named the game's outstanding player for throwing three touchdown passes, was referring to Tech's regular quarterback for most of the season, Eddie McAshan, who was suspended prior to the Yellow Jackets' last game of the regular season for missing practice. "I just tried to do my best," he said. "Really, I was looking forward to next year when I knew I'd have the chance to be No. 1." Tech, which finished 7-4-1, scored what proved to be the decisive touchdown with 11:28 left in the game on a three- yard pass from Stevens, a 6- foot-1, 190-pound junior, to third-string fullback Kevin McNamara. Bobby Thigpen kicked what turned out to be the winning evtra point. But Stevens later fumbled as he pitched out, Iowa State's Larry Hunt recovered on the Tech 33 and seven plays later Cyclone quarterback George Amundson rifled a five-yard TD pass to split end Ike Harris, making the score 31-30 with 1:36. On a two-point conversion at- Jlm Fe>rr»e>, Editor tempt, Amundson, bothered by Tech end Beau Bruce, hurriedly threw beyond the end zone and the score stood. Iowa State's Johnny Majors, who announced after the game he will take head coaching job at Pittsburgh, said there was never any doubt about going for two after the Cyclones' last touchdown. "We thought it would work since Amundson's runs on the sprintout had worked and we thought the receivers would get open because they were giving him room to the outside. The receiver was covered momentarily and the rush was a little better then we had expected." Iowa State, which ended 5-6-1, took a 14-3 lead after the first quarter and appeared to be headed for a route. But the Engineers narrowed the margin to 21-17 at half time and tied it 2424 after three periods. After Cam Bonifay's 32-yard field goal gave Tech a 3-0 lead early in the first quarter, the Cyclones scored on their next two possessions with Amundson hurling a 13-yard TD pass to Harris and tailback Moses Moore running one yard for the other score. Tech came back to take the lead 17-14 on a nine-yard pass from Stevens to split end Jim Robinson and a 19-yard run by safety Gary Faulker with an intercepted Amundson pass. But Tech's lead was brief as Iowa State's Willie Jones picked up the kickoff on the seven, circled back to the three, then raced up the sidelines and cut across the field in going all the way for the score. That made it 21-17. Tech again took the lead on a pass play covering 22 yards from Stevens to fullback Rob Healy in the third quarter. State's Tom Goedjen booted a 30-yard field goal later in the period to set up the thrilling fourth quarter. An estimated 150 black pickets marched outside Memphis Memorial Stadium prior to the game to protest McAshan's suspension. McAshan said he missed practice because Ful- cher refused to provide him with extra tickets to the Georgia game for his family. Most of the Tech and Iowa State black players wore black armbands during the game as a symbol of their support of McAshan. The black players had been urged by civil rights groups to boycott the game but none of them did so. Georgia Tech captain Rick Lantz, clutching two footballs under his arms, told his teammates Monday night, "I want to give these balls to the two men who accomplished more under unbelieveable pressure than anyone I ever heard of." Lantz presented the first ball to Tech quarterback Jim Stevens and the second to Coach Bill Fulcher. Stevens, a junior from Cali­ fornia, hurled three touchdown passes Monday night as Tech upset Iowa State 31-30 in the Liberty Bowl. Stevens became the starting quarterback after Fulcher suspended Eddie McAshan for missing practice two days before the Jackets' regular season finale with Georgia. Stevens had played only two minutes during the season before the Georgia game. Fulcher came under criticism from civil rights groups for failing to gift the suspension of McAshan for the bowl game. McAshan is the first black quarterback to perform at a major college in the deep south. "It was just unbelieveable," Stevens said several times. He was named the game's outstanding player after com­ pleting 12 of 15 passes for 157 yards. Iowa State missed a chance at victory with only 1:36 remaining when a two-point conversion pass fell incomplete. "There was never any doubt in our mind about going for two," Majors said. "We thought it would work since George Amundson's runs on the sprintout had worked and we thought the receivers would get open because they were giving him room to the outside," he said. "The receiver was covered momentarily and the rush Was a little better than we had expected." Stevens also was named Tech's outstanding offensive playerin the game while the defensive award went to Jerry Faulkner. Pirates Remain Unbeaten Ferrell Clicks John Ferrell of Graettinger lays up two of his 21 points in leading the Pirates to a 74-36 blasting of Ringsted Monday night in the Graettinger gym. Graettinger used a 16-point scoring stretch in the second half to demolish previously unbeaten Ringsted. The Pirates upped its mark to 5-0 overall and remained 2-0 in Cornbelt play. Spencer Ranked Sixth In AP High School Poll By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Ames and Cedar Rapids remain one-two in the third Associated Press Iowa high school basketball poll, but there is plenty of change in the ranks. Ames, unbeaten in seven games, nabbed all but five of a possible 16 first-place votes to increase its poll lead over defending Class AA state champion Kennedy. Ames leads Kennedy by five poll points—two more than a week ago. Kennedy is unbeaten in five games. Big Eight Conference unbeaten Mason City, 6-0, replaces Des Moines Hoover in third and the rest of The Top Ten consists of West Des Moines . Valley, Decorah, Spencer, Des Moines Hoover, Clear Lake and Des Moines Tech. Only Class A powerhouse Mount Vernon and the top two teams retain their placings of a week ago and defeats to previous No. 3 Hoover, No. 5 Dubuque Wahlert and No. 8 Ottumwa scrambled the voting. Ames retained its lead with a 69-54 toppling of Cedar Falls, while Kennedy kept step with a 66-64 slip by city rival Jefferson and a 75-57 bouncing of Dubuque Hempstead. Mason City nipped Big Eight Conference rival Fort Dodge 5149 and moved up a place after Hoover, 6-1, split a pair of weekend games. Sepncer, 6-0, climbed four places from 10th with a 59-56 victory over previously unbeaten Cherokee. THE AP PREP TOP TEN F'irst-place votes and records in parentheses. Points awarded on a 12-11-10-9-8-7 etc. basis. Total points for top Ten at right. 1. Ames (11) (7-0) 187 2. Cedar Rapids Kennedy (5) (5-0) 182 3. Mason City (6-0) 158 4. West Des Moines Valley (5-1) 140 5. Decorah (4-0) 103 6. Spencer (6-0) 79 7. Des Moines Hoover (6-1) 78 8. Clear Lake (5-0) 66 Mount Vernon (5-0) 65 10. Des Moines Tech (4-1) 61 THE SECOND TEN 11. Harlan (5-0). 12. Dubuque Wahlert (5-1). 13. Davenport Central (3-2). 14.Marshalltown(3-2). 15. Treynor (6-0). 16. Pella (51). 17. Ottumwa (5-2). 18. Carroll Kuemper (4-1). 19. Algona (4-1). 20. Des Moines Lincoln (4-1) and Postville (4-1). Others Receiving Votes Jefferson (5-1). Allison-Bristow (5-0), Buffalo Center (6-0). Charles City (5-1), Cedar Rapids Washington (3-2), Cherokee (4-1), Aurelia (4-0), Alta (6-0), Des Moines Dowling (2-1), and Clinton St. Mary's (4-1). The Graettinger Pirates used a torrid 16-point scoring burst in the second half on its way to a 74-60 shellacking of non-conference opponent Ringsted at Graettinger Monday night. Both teams were undefeated going into the make-up game caused by the Dec. 12 snowstorm. Pirate Steve Moran ignited the scoring spurt to put Graettinger out ahead to stay with a 4847 lead. Graettinger then capitalized on Ringsted turnovers and reeled off seven straight baskets in a four minute period to give the Pirates a 62-47 lead with 5:57 left in the contest. Graettinger jumped to a 17-10 lead at the end of the first quarter after three field goals by Pirate Dave Enne. The Pirates owned a 23-15 lead with 5:11 left in the first half but the Danes chopped it down to four points with four minutes remaining in the half. Graettinger outscored Ringsted 10-5 on the last three minutes of the half to go into the Webster City Socks ILCC Lakers 91-72 BY JIM FERREE The Iowa Lakes Lakers playing their third game in four days simply ran out of gas as Iowa Central of Webster City downed the Lakers 91-72 at Webster City Monday night. The game was called with 2:30 left on the clock after ILCC Coach Ben Hix received his third technical foul of the game and was ejected from the contest. "As the coach I accept full responsibility," stated Hix who is in his second year as head coach, "I felt that the officiating did not beat us but was questionable throughout much of the contest." The Lakers, who placed third in its own tournament last weekend, jumped to a 12-6 lead with five minutes gone in the first half. But the signs of tiring and lack of hustle because of a full weekend of basketball began to show on the Lakers as Webster City tied it up at 33 apiece with three minutes left in the half and finally took a 37-35 lead with 1:17 left on the clock. "This was the most disappointing game we have played," stated a dejected Hix, "We got off to a good start but did nothing but fade the rest of the game." The Indians owned a 43-37 lead going into the locker room at halftime. ILCC connected on 16 of 39 at­ tempts in the first half for 40.9 per cent. Laker Henry Bruce pumped in seven field goals for 14 points while Bob Grems hit on five baskets for 10 points at the halfway point. Webster City hit on 17 of 42 attempts from the field for -40.4 per cent. Dean Flaws led the Indians after the first half with four buckets and two free throws for 10 points. "We just could not seem to get our offense together and execute the way we should have," noted Hix, "We had many opportunities early in the game but we didn't capitalize on them." From the beginning of the second half it was all down hill for the Lakers as the Indians ignited its offense and stretched their lead at 47-37 with two minutes gone. Coach Hix received his first technical at 9:48 when the Indians owned a 70-56 advantage and it was only two minutes later that Bruce fouled out. The Indians burst to a 90-72 lead with 2:38 remaining when Ben was thrown out of the game. The referees stopped the game eight seconds later. According to Coach Hix, "The call which resulted in the tech­ nicals and the game being called was when one official not only called the foul but made about three other decisions at the same time." The Lakers cooled off in the second half to finish the game with 31-80 for 38.7 per cent. Webster City got hot in the second half and finished the night with 35 of 81 attempts from the field for 43.2 per cent. Coach Hix sighed and said, "I think the team has looked very tired in the last two'ball'games and will welcome the Christmas break." After the break, the Lakers get back into action in the Blue Water Classic Tournament at Mankato Jan. 5 and 6. BOXSCORE IOWA LAKES NAME FG FT F Pts. Grems 9 2-2 4 20 Bruce 10 2-2 5 22 Burke 3 3-6 2 9 Heis 4 0-12 8 Kees 5 1-1 3 11 Brandt 10-0 4 2 TOTALS 30 8-12 20 72 WEBSTER CITY Soderlind Olson Khudtson Eslick Winkleblack Flaws Morton Steffy TOTALS 5 5-5 0 15 4 0-0 3 8 8 1-2 2 17 8 4-4 2 20 4 4-4 3 12 4 2-2 0 10 1 1-2 0 3 2 2-2 1 6 36 19-21 11 91 locker room with a comfortable 37-27 lead. Ringsted fought back to a 45-45 tie in the third quarter and finally took the lead with Kevin Hanson's 15-ft. jumper. The Danes only realized the one-point lead for abit 30 seconds before Moran's field goal set the stage for the blazing scoring stretch to come. The Pirates are now 5-0 overall and remain 2-0 in the Corn- belt Conference. Graettinger got balanced scoring from four Pirates who finished in double figures. John Ferrell finished the night with 21 and Dave Ennen connected for 17. Holly Dawson poured in 14 and Moran hit for 13. Graettinger Coach Jim Reed stated, "Xke kids played a good game and they finally got aggressive in the third quarter to get the machine going." Kevin Hanson led the Danes with his 24 points to lead all scorers J or the night. Bill Wikert poured in 21 and Mark Howe hit for six. In the girls' contest, the Pir- atettes were not as lucky as the Danes captured a 64-58 non-conference game. Ringsted jumped to a 20-14 lead at the end of the first quarter but Graettinger fought back to within two points a 34-23 at the end of the first half. The Piratettes managed only six points in the third quarter as Ringsted burst to a 53-38 lead at the end of the fourth quarter. Janet Geesman led the Danes with her six field goals and 14 charity shots for 26 points. Sue Johnson poured in 20 and Mary Geesman contributed with 18 points in the forward court Barb Petersen ripped the nets for 20 field goals and two free throws for 42 points. Joan Wikert hit for 10 and Shelly Struthers connected on three field goals to round out the scoring. Geesman Goes Ringsted's Janet Geesman pumps in two of her 26 points as she helped pace the Danes to a 64-58 "win over the Graettinger girls Monday night at Graettinger. The Piratettes only managed six points in the third quarter as Ringsted owned a 53-38 lead at the end of the quarter. Graettinger's Barb Petersen led all scorers for the night by pouring in 20 field goals and sinking one free throw for 42 points. — Photos by Jim Ferree LEAGUE BOWLING •4C CLASSIC LEAGUE Tap Inn 45 19 Ray's Farm Store 41 23 Sheltren's 37 27 Dalen's Farm Store 31V2 32'/ 2 Miner Motors 30 34 South Side Service 30 34 Firestone 29'/ 2 34V 2 Estherville Laundry 29 35 Blass Skelgas 25 39 Baker Real Estate 22 42 High Team 3 Games TAP Inn 2835 Miner Motors 2529 Ray's Farm Store 2482 High Team 1 Game Tap Inn 1013 Tap Inn 997 Miner Motors 897 High Individual 3 Games Don Dammann 631 Dick Hoffman 597 Romaine Peterson 576 High Individual 1 Game Don Dammann 254 Don Sievers 222 Dick Hoffman 212 LeRoy Slingerland 212 MONDAY NIGHT IMPERIALETTES Browns Shoe Fit 4 0 Pepsi Cola 4 0 Mortimore Grocery 3 1 Phone-tas-tics 3 1 Hammond Oil 3 1 Clair's Variety 1 3 Iowa Trust & Saving Bank 1 3 Imperial Beauty 1 3 Hoye Rexall 0 4 Harold's Red Owl 0 4 High Team 3 Games Phone-tas-tics 2052 Clair's Variety 2042 Brown's Shoe Fit 2038 High Team 1 Game Clair's Variety 735 Phone-tas-tics 712 Browns Shoe Fit 698 High Individual 3 Games Margaret Friesner 471 Jan Lange 463 Donna Juhl 449 High Individual 1 Game Linda Von Hagen 184 Dixie Iverson 181 Jan Lange 176 CARE Food Crusade Dept. A New York 10016 or local offices 11 could be happiest With A Gift From McAdams' Free Gift Wrapping M C A DA MS e L O T MI rsj G ESTHERVILLE, IOWA

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