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MURRAY OLDER/WAN Sees Over-the-Hill Gang Edge By MURRAY OLDERMAN LOS ANGELES, Calif. — (NEA) — From a personality standpoint, the lineup for Super Bowl VII, to decide the champion of Pete Rozelle's world, is about the most exciting prospect since the first Apollo astronaut said, "Golly gee.'" It matches the No-Name Defense of the Miami Dolphins, the only big league enterprise south of the 26th parallel, against the Over- the-Hill Gang of the Washington Redskins, the only big league enterprise between Silver Spring, Md., and Alexandria, Va. I remember the good old days when Joe N a m a t h guaranteed victory, when Joe Kapp swore vengeance on the gringo, when Lenny Dawson pleaded innocent, when the late Vince Lombardi dominated the scene with his malevolent, gnashing smile. What have you got now? Two spectacularly nameless teams — with the possible exception of Wild Willie Kil- raer throwing tomahawks for the Skins— led by two grindingly efficient coaches. There's George Allen with the squint of a coal mine paymaster. And about the same amount of humor. There's Don Shula, who measures his words as carefully as an income tax accountant. With concurrent publicity value. Actually, the story of Super Bowl VII is their opportunity for personal redemption. Despite the fact that neither has ever had a losing season as a pro head coach — Shula in 10 years with Baltimore and Miami, Allen in seven years with Los Angeles and Washington — both have been rankled by George Allen innuendo about their failure to win championships. Shula, the only NFL coach ever to top 100 victories in his first decade, has also the following record in title games: his Colts, heavily favored, were shut out by the Cleveland Browns for the NFL title in 1964; his Colts, again heavily favored, lost Super Bowl III to the New York Jets on Jan. 12, 1969; his Miami Dolphins were decisively beaten in Super Bowl VI last January in New Orleans. So he has never won "the big one." George Allen has a different type of problem. He is supposed to drive his teams so hard they never get to the ultimate championship game because they fade in the stretch. So, his Los Angeles Rams, defeated only once in the 1967 schedule, lost the Western Conference title to Green Bay. They lost the conference title game again in 1969, to Don Shula Minnesota. And switching over to the Washington Redskins in the Eastern Conference last year, George dropped the first round playoff to the San Francisco 49ers. Both are aggressive, tightlipped, win-channeled men who shut out the rest of the world during football season. Allen favors ice cream because, it's said, he doesn't have to take the trouble and time to chew it. Shula, who had a legendary temper as a player, keeps a tight grip on himself by devotion to detail and organization. He will, occasionally, smile. Give them credit though. They each have stepped twice into losing situations and produced dramatic, instant success. Maybe because both long ago recognized the key to winning football lies in defense. Shula, a tenacious defensive back in pro ball for seven years, got his start as a defensive coach with Detroit before moving up. Allen was saluted nationally with a risque ditty by the Chicago Bears for his contribution to their 1963 NFL championship as the defensive coach. Give Shula and Allen credit, too, for being able to produce high emotional levels in the teams they coach. The stress on winning piques all pros. It means first of all a lucrative payoff — $15,000 apiece to the winners of the Super Bowl. Plus identification. Over-the-Hill — No-Name — they aren't grabbers. There is an extra element of suspense in the game coming up in the Los Angeles Coliseum on Jan. 14. The Dolphins could become the first team in more than half a century of recorded National Football League history to go through an entire season unbeaten and untied. Their 16 straight victories—14 during the regular season and two so far in the playoffs — represent an epic achievement. The last team to get close was the Chicago Bears, who took an 11-0 record into the 1942 championship and were upset by the Washington Redskins. (It should be noted that NFL historians don't include the annals of the defunct All- America Conference, which lasted four years right after World War II — the 1948 Cleveland Browns won 14 straight games and then defeated Buffalo for the AAC championship.) My feeling is that the Redskins will again, 30 years later, abort a record attempt. They're a looser gang of veterans who haven't had the pressure of a winning streak. They should be- c o m e the Top-of-the-Hill Gang by a 24-20 margin. (NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSN.) Fall to Willmar 92-80 ESTRERVILLE DAILY NEWS, FBI, JAN. 12, 1973 Page 6 Weak Second Half Costly to Iowa Lakes BY JIM PERREE "We never really got It going," were the words ILCC Coach Ben Hix used in describing his team's 92-80 loss to Willmar Junior College at Willmar, Minn., Thursday night. "At times in the first half we looked like we were going to break away and take control of the game but we kept making the critical errors and letting them stay in the game," continued a dejected Hix. The Lakers led by as much as seven points at 30-23 with 7:16 left in the first half, but a strong Willmar team, sparked by four players in double figures, came fighting back to within two at 45-43 going into the locker room at halftone. Willmar connected on 20 of 44 shots from the floor for 45.4 per cent. Shawn Specht led Willmar with six buckets and 12 points. The Lakers hit on 19 of 45 attempts from the field for 42.2 per cent. Tramen Burke paced ILCC with his six buckets for 12 points. "At the slart of the second half we looked awfully tired and ran into about a three-minute period where we were outscored 17-3," commented Hix. The Minnesota team who has defeated Iowa juco leader Ellsworth earlier in the year, took over the lead, 50-49, with 16:24 remaining and stretched it to 7056 with 10:10 left in the game. "Willmar was an overall big physical team and they played Grems Ranked Ninth In Iowa JC Scoring Iowa Lakes Lakers Bob Grems and Abner Nibbs are ranked ninth and 20 respectively in scoring in the latest Iowa Junior College statistics. The stats do not include ILCC's game with Wilmar Thursday night. Grems is shooting at a 21.9 clip per game and has scored 190 points in nine games. Nibbs is averaging 17.7 points a game and has scored 190 points in seven games. Grems ranks 10th in the rebounding department—with 10.9 retrieves per game. Laker Steve Kees leads the conference in free throw percentage- sinking 12 of 14 attempts from the charity line for 85.7 per cent. Nibbs ranks second in the conference in field goal percentage- hitting 48 of 80 attempts from the floor for 60 per cent INDIVIDUAL LEADERS SCORING very well," noted the Laker mentor. The Lakers, showing exhaustion after being on the road for the third time in a week, couldn't mount a scoring burst as the home team took an 81-67 advantage with 4:32 left in the contest. Willmar came out in the second half and shot a hot 54.2 per cent to finish the night making 39 of 79 attempts for 49.3 per cent. ILCC finished the night with 34 of 89 attempts for 38.3 per cent. Willmar was paced by four players in double figures led by Terry Nigh's nine field goals for 18 points. Specht cooled down in the second half but still fin- BOXSCORE IOWA LAKES NAME FG FT F Pts. Grems 7 2-3 1 16 Bruce 7 4-4 4 18 Burke 7 3-4 2 17 Heis 2 0 2 4 Kees 1 0 0 2 Brandt 3 2-2 3 8 Nibbs 4 1-2 2 9 Hess 1 0 2 2 Buckingham 2 0 0 4 TOTALS 34 12-15 16 80 ished the night with seven buckets for 14 points. Pete Loven poured in 17 and Walt Blackburn ripped the nets for 11. The Lakers were paced by Henry Bruce's seven baskets and four' charity shots for 18. Tramen Burke also pumped in seven buckets and finished the night with 17. Bob Grems was a little below his average but still pumped in seven field goals and sank two free throws for 16. Bruce hauled in 12 rebounds followed by Grems' nine, "The important thing now is that we bounce back and get ourselves ready to play the Northwest JV Saturday night at Emmetsburg," stated Hix. "You just don't have time to cry over spilled milk in this league." WILLMAR Specht Hopkins Settergren Blackburn Loven Finstrom Burau Wieger Kurtz Kane Nigh Dahms TOTALS 7 0 2 14 0 0 1 0 3 3-6 1 9 5 1-2 2 11 7 3-4 1 17 3 0 1 6 4 0 3 8 0 1-2 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 9 0 2 18 2 2-2 0 6 41 10-14 14 .92 Hawks Travel to Illinois For Big Ten T.V. Match Coaches are Numb Before Battle on Super Sunday LOS ANGELES (AP) Coaches Don Shula of Miami and George Allen of Washington made it a point not to say anything bad about each other's teams this past week, yet Allen was sincere in saying: "We've never played against a team that had three such great runners as Miami." Fullback Larry Csonka gained 1,117 yards and Mercury Morris 1,000 as the Dolphins came up with the first one-two running punch to gain 1,000 or more each in National Football League history. Then they have Jim Kiick, the regular last year, who ran for 521 yards this season including touchdown smahes of two and three yards against Pittsburgh in the 21-17 victory that brought Miami the American Football Conference title and the chance to meet Washington in Sunday's Super Bowl game at the Los Angeles Coliseum. "Some of our players, most of our players, all of our players like grass," commented Shula in commenting on the natural turf at the Coliseum. Miami won't be the choice of the crowd there, since Allen was popular as coach of the Rams and has several ex-Los Angeles players with him. Still the turf is just what Csonka, Morris and Kiick want. "We don't plan to make any adjustments for Morris," defensive captain Jack Pardee of the Redskins declared. "He does everything that Kiick does but he's much more of a breakaway threat with his speed." Miami bases its attack primarily on running and even though quarterback Bob Griese is adept at throwing, the Dolphins will run perhaps 70 per cent of the time. Drake Gives New Mexico St. Taste of Missouri Valley The Dolphin triumverate must operate against a hefty and experienced Redskin front line and linebacking corps. Ron McDole, 265, Bill Brundige, 270, Diron Talbert, 255, and Verlong Biggs, 275, man the front wall. With Pardee in the line- backing department are Chris Hanburger and Harqld McLinton. Hanburger at 218 is the smallest but fast and tough enough to be All-Pro. The secondary has Mike Bass and Pat Fischer at cornerbacks and Brig Owens and Rosey Taylor at safety. The man with the least experience in that defensive unit is McLinton with four seasons behind him. Pardee has 15, cDole, Taylor and Fiserer 12 each. Games Points Avg. 1. Ted Thompson, Clarinda 9 287 31.9 2. Terry McKissick, North Iowa 12 313 26.1 3. Tony Styles, Fort Dodge 10 258 25.8 4. Art Blackwell, Southwestern 11 275 25.0 5. Dave Johnson, Boone 11 266 24.2 6. Ron Oliver, Marshalltown 12 277 23.1 7. Tom Blackwell, Marshalltown 13 295 22.7 8. Jeff Wessell, Kirkwood 5 110 22.0 9. Bob Grems, Iowa Lakes •" 9 190 21.9 10. Dennis Shaffer, North Iowa 12 258 21.5 11. Randy Henry, Indian Hills 8 170 21.3 Rusty Hamilton, Kirkwood 7 149 21.3 13. Tony Lawrence, Fort Dodge 10 209 20.9 14. Randy Teymer, Clinton 9 178 19.8 15. Joe Cosey, Burlington 11 210 19.1 Mike Hart, Keokuk 11 210 19.1 17. Steve Brandon, Southwestern 12 223 18.6 18. Dave Hogan, Council Bluffs 9 166 18.4 19. Bob Soderlind, Webster City 10 179 17.9 20. Abner Nibbs, Iowa Lakes 7 124 17.7 Schmidt Resigns Post LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP)Drake, with a second-half comeback, gained its first victory on the road in 15 games by topping New Mexico State 75 66 here Thursday night. The Bulldogs, who meet West Texas State at Amarillo Satur­ day, were led by Dennis Bell's 21 points, Cleo Kilgore's 20 and 17 more from David Lanston. "We broke them out of their zone in a hurry when we got the fast break going and got the good shots," said Coach Howard Stacy. LEAGUE BOWLING 4£ TARDY LEAGUE JOHN PARSONS INS. LEAGUE THURSDAY THURSDAY Liberty Five 26 4 Camper Cuties 3 1 Timmins Realty 25 5 Auto Annies 3 1 Top Hat 21 9 Homeowners 3 1 LaRoos Bar 20 10 Cycle Set 3 1 Kent Feeds 19 11 The Liabilities 2 2 O.K. Barber Shop 14 19 Fire Bugs 2 2 Doug's Flowers 10 20 Commercials 1 3 KILR 9 21 Bond Belles 1 3 Young-McFadden 5 25 Farmers Daughters 1 3 Chuck's Red Owl 4 26 Life Timers 1 3 High Team 3 Games High Team 3 Games Top Hat 2561 Camper Cuties •1367 KILR 2559 Commercials 1349 LaRoo's Bar 2493 The Liabilities 1190 High Team 1 Game High Team 1 Game LaRoos Bar 890 Commercials 468 Top Hat 875 The Liabilities 468 KILR 867 Camper Cuties 467 High Individual 3 Games High Individual 3 Games Don Thornburg 587 Grace Stigman 493 Bob Tuttle 586 Sandi Sunde 475 Don Damroann 574 Marilyn Loebach 470 High Individual 1 Game High Individual 1 Game Pete Nelson 228 Rose Sankey 179 Don Thornburg 226 Marilyn Loeback 176 Don Dammann 220 Grace Stigman 173 New Mexico State went into its first Missouri Valley Conference contest on two years probation, handed down by the NCAA Wednesday for a number of alleged infractions. Coach Lou Henson said his team was "depressed" with the loss of John Williamson and Roland (Tree) Grant because of ineligibility imposed Wedne- day by the NCAA. But Henson added that "you seldom see such inspired play from depressed persons." The Aggies got 18 points from Truman Ward, 12 from Bill Allen and 11 from Jon DiBtase. Although Henson said his freshmen played well, he said the Aggies had "too many young players in the lineup to beat a goodball club like Drake." The Bulldogs, after taking a 36-34 advantage into the locker room, expanded their lead to as much as 15 points in the second half. Drake also covered the backboards more strongly in the second stanza, ending the game with a 44-28 rebounding edged over the Aggies. Stacy said the Aggies were "husky inside" even without Williamson and that'9 the reason the Bulldogs stayed in the zone the second half. "They're a goodball club and are going to win some games in the league if they stay together," said Stacy. Drake is 8-4 for the season and 1-1 in league competition, while New Mexico State fell to 5-7 for the year and 0-1 in MVC action. Stanford and Penn State will meet in football games four straight seasons beginning in 1973. DETROIT (AP) - Joe Schmidt resigned today as head coach of the Detroit Lions after a frustrating 8-5-1 season which saw the team finish third in the National Football Conference's Central Division. Schmidt made the announcement at a hastily called news conference in the team's offices. The decision marked the end of Schmidt's 19-year association with the Lions—six years and one day as head coach and 13 years as a star linebacker. Over-all, Schmidt's coaching record was 35-29-6. He took the Lions coaching post on Jan. 11, 1967. Schmidt still had two years remaining on his coaching contract. CHAMPAIGN, 111. (AP) Iowa and Illinois will be meeting here Saturday in an important Big Ten game for both teams who have identical records of 1-1 in conference play and 6-4 in all games. Iowa upset No. 3-ranked Minnesota Saturday, but then lost at Michigan Monday. Illinois lost at Purdue and then beat Wisconsin. The televised game tips off at noon, but the early starting time doesn't bother Iowa Coach Dick Schultz, who says he'd rather have his Hawkeyes play road games in the middle of the day than lie around a motel. "The important thing now," said Schultz, "is that we don't let the loss at Michigan affect us at Illinois. We've got to bounce back and play the way we did against Minnesota." He said some of the Hawk- eyes didn't play with "intensity" at Michigan and said he was disppointed with the team's performance. But one Hawkeye who did play well is Kevin Kunnert* He's averaging 24.5 points and 13 rebounds in Big Ten play Sporis Jim F»rr*«, Editor and has connected on 22 of 34 field goals. However, he has fouled out of the last two games. Schultz said that Neil Fegebank, who covered Minnesota's Ron Behagen and Michigan's Campy Russell, will have another tough assignment at Illinois in Nick Weatherspoon. The Hawkeyes return home to meet Michigan State Monday. Adopts Rule CHICAGO— The American League was given permission to use the designated pinch-hitter rule for the next three years at a joint meeting of major league baseball owners. 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