The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 4, 1966 · Page 10
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 10

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, October 4, 1966
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Garrigan Rolls, 46-6 Win St. Edmond No Match For Powerhouse Garrigan's Golden Bears proved they deserve to be ranked among the top teams In the state Saturday night when they whomped Ft. Dodge St. Edmond, 46-6, and spoiled Homecoming for the Gaels. The win was the fourth in as many outings for the locals — and very impressive. Garrigan will have its Homecoming this Saturday - and a King and Queen will be named with the high point of the activities sure to be the football game between the unbeaten Bears and EmmetsburgCatholic. Coach Beanie Cooper's rugged club will be out to make it five in a row and there's enough ability there to get the victory. The second and third quarters at Ft. Dodge Saturday night were explosive ones, with Garrigan counting six touchdowns in 24 minutes of action - and at halftime the locals held a32-0bulge. The first touchdown came halfway through the first period and followed a brilliant 52-yard punt return by Garrigan's All-State candidate, Bill Reding, who added to his chances for acclaim with his all-around performance Saturday. He was finally hauled down on the Gaels' 34- and five plays later, the Coopermen had six points. Jack Muller carried every play and counted on a five yard smash. Reding's place- kick for extra point was np,goodr-. The four touchdown second round began when the Bears scored with 1:57 gone as Reding capped a 68-yard march with a 12-yard pass to Jim Youngwirth. Reding got the Bears a chance to score in the first place when he intercepted a pass. Tom Black skirted end for the extra point to make it 13-0. Only 3 1/2 minutes later, Reding hit Youngwirth again, this time on an 18-yard play, and the score remained 19-0 when Reding's placekick was blocked. Garrigan rolled 52 yards on that drive. A short Gael punt (and they had several of them) gave Garrigan another shot at six points, with the Bears taking over on the St. Edmond 34. Jack Mertz slammed for eight, then Reding flipped to Black for the final 26. The extra point came on a Reding to Dick Muller pass and it was 26-0. Garrigan rolled 58 yards in seven plays to count the final TD of the half, Black scoring again on a 20-yard pass from Reding. A pass for the extra point was incomplete, so it was 32-0 when the St. Edmond Queens were introduced to the crowd. By halftime, Reding had hit 13 passes, with four going for touchdowns and Youngwirth grabbing seven. The onslaught continued in the third stanza, with first blood coming after Gene Uckteig gobbled up a St. Edmond fumble on the Gaels' 33. Reding lost five yards on the first play, then hit Black for 18 on the next, setting up a 20-yard dash to paydirt by Mertz. He also counted the extra point to make it 39-0. Two minutes later, Garrigan got its last TD when Mertz (who was playing his first game as a varsity fullback due to an injury to Jack Muller) rolled off a tackle at the line of scrimmage Algona, (la.) Upper De» Moinet Tuesday, October 4, 1966 and bolted 44 yards to the end zone. Dick Muller took a pass from Reding for the 46th point. A well-executed pass from Mike Cosgrove to Paul Gentile gave the Gaels their six points with little more than half the final period remaining. Gentile, a swifty, outlegged the Garrigan secondary after making the catch. Garrigan's defense was more than adequate again- and able to come up with the "stopper" when it appeared the Gaels might be manufacturing a march. The defensive brigade was led by Gene Lickteig, Dave McCarthy, Bob Schmitt, Dick Muller and Reding, with the rest of the Bears also getting in on a lot of the gang tackles. Offensively, Reding was GREAT. In this one, the concentrated on throwing as he ran with the ball only five times. But he launched 26 aerials and hit 18 (69 percent) for 258 yards undoubtedly a Garrigan single game record. Giving him a lot of help on the far end of the throws were Youngwirth with eight catches and 105 yards, Black with six for 100 yards and John Winkel with three for 34 yards. On the ground, Mertz proved to be a very valuable reserve as he punched out 101 yards in 12 tries for an 8.6 average per carry. Jack Muller saw very limited duty (he was in street clothes after the half) but got 55 yards in seven attempts for a 7.9 average. . , Jim Albrecht was St. Edmond's best on the ground with 25 yards, while Cosgrove hit 11 of 29 passes for 148 yards as the teams combined for quite an aerial circus, throwing for 404 yards during the fray. Official statistics: First downs Passes Yds. passing Passes int. by Yds. int. ret. KO-Ave. Punts - Ave. Yds. kicks ret. Fumbles lost Yds. penalized Yds. rushing Tot. yards gained G 17 28-19 256 1 10 8.47. 3-33.3 61 1 26 184 440 SE 10 29-11 148 2 -4 2-30. 9-24.3 144 1 8 61 209 Annual Meeting Production Credit More than 400 farmers are expected at the 32nd annual stockholders meeting of the Emmetsburg Production Credit Association, Tuesday October 4th, in Emmetsburg. Registration will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Assumption Parish Center. C. H. Arthur, Spirit Lake, president of the Emmetsburg Production Credit Association will be chairman. Featured speaker will be Don Johnson, Assistant Vice President of Federal Intermediate Credit Bank, Omaha, Arthur Weiland, PC A Acting Manager, Weiland said that two Association directors will be elected to 3-year terms and one to fill an unexpired term during the business meeting. In addition to Arthur, Associa-* tion directors are R, B. Chambers, Emmetsburg, vice president; Robert Place, Armstrong; Rexford Hansen, Ruthven and Kenneth Patterson, Swea City. Bulldogs 13-0 Loser To Iowa Falls Conqueror Of Webster Speed City Is Next Foe Algona High'sgridders allowed touchdowns late in the first and second quarters and couldn't get anything going in the way of a scoring drive on the way to a 13-0 loss to Iowa Falls before a large Homecoming crowd here Friday night. The defeat was the second straight for the Bulldogs and left them with a 1-3 mark with half the season gone. Biggest surprise in the North Central Conference was Humboldt's 7-6 victory over Webster City. The loss was the first for the Lynx in loop action since Algona got the job done 19-14 in 1962. Humboldt's victory left the Wildcats alone on top of the conference standings with three straight wins - and it will be Algona's job this Friday to try and untrack the loop leaders. They meet here at 7:45 p. m. Clarion downed Hampton, 32-19, and Eagle Grove got past Clear Lake, 13-0, in other conference games Friday. The only difference in the Algona and Iowa Falls clubs Friday seemed to be the Cadets' 175-pound senior halfback, Steve Hornung, who counted both TDs for the visitors and provided practically all the offensive punch for his team. His first six-pointer came after the Cadets had halted an Algona drive that reached the Iowa Falls 28 yard line late in the first stanza. The Bulldogs were moved there by a pair of passes from Smokey Barr to Tom Claude, one for 15, the other for 20 yards, and a seven- yard burst by Steve Waller. A penalty and a loss forced a punt by the Bulldogs and the visitors had the ball on their own 12. Hornung ate up 24 yards in three tries as the Cadets went to their 42 - and on the next play, he shot through the right side of the line, zigged and zagged effectively, and went 58 yards to the end zone. Dennis Meyer tried to boot the extra point but it was wide, so the Cadets led, 6-0, with 41 seconds left in the period. Algona got a break early in the second round when Hornung was flipped for a 19-yard loss by a couple of eager Bulldogs and he fumbled, with ever-alert Tom Claude of the Bulldogs picking up the ball on the Iowa Falls 12 and carrying to the seven before he was dumped. Three shots into the line and an incomplete pass ended the threat at the Iowa Falls four. Algona got to the Iowa Falls 31 later, but the Cadets got another shot at a score with time running out in the half when an Algona fumble was recovered on the Bulldogs' 42. A pass to Hornung was good for 14 - and he grabbed a screen pass on the next play as the halftime buzzer sounded and threaded his way through the Algona defense to make it 12-0. This time, Meyer's placekick split the uprights to make it 13-0. The only serious scoring threats in the second half came early. The Cadets blocked a punt and got to the Algona 11 before Larry Munger intercepted a pass, then a few minutes later, the visitors gottoAlgona's seven and Meyer missed a, filed goal attempt. A final Iowa Falls march early in the last quarter ended on the Algona 13. Once again, the Bulldogs deserved a better fate. They were outgained by the bigger Cadets during the fray, but might not have been- IF there was a quick outside runner available to keep the defense honest instead of being able to pile all available defensive talent toward the middle of the line where the Bulldogs' hard-running backs operate best. The defensive play of Claude, Munger, Randy Riedinger and Bob Farnham sparkled at times and was responsible for keeping the Cadets away from the goal line several times. The Cadets' Bob Harken, 210-pound defensive end, also was outstanding as he worked Algona's backs over pretty well all night. Top ground gainer for the Bulldogs was Riedinger, who got 55 yards in 11 tries, an average of five per carry. Farnham added 18 yards and Waller 16 to the rushing total, while Barr hit five of 14 passes for 63 yards, with Claude hauling in four for 60. Iowa Falls employed pass interference quite effectively Official statistics: A First downs Passes Yds. passing Passes int. by Yds. int. ret. KO-Ave. Punts - Ave. Yds. kicks ret. Fumbles lost Yds. penalized Yds. rushing Tot. yds. gained 8 14-5 63 1 0 1-12. 9-26. 47 1 15 75 IF 12 11-6 70 1 16 2-51. 4-38.5 30 2 56 165 138 235 Demo Caravan Headed By Governor Pays Visit With the general election coming up Nov. 8, candidates have sprung into action, traveling to every nook and cranny of the state to talk to people. Algona was one of the stops for the Democratic Caravan, which was headed by Gov. Harold Hughes and Congressman Stanley Greigg, Sioux City, of the sixth district. Many other state officers and candidates accompanied Hughes and Greigg on the large bus that arrived here at 2:45 p. m. Thursday and left about 45 minutes later. The caravan headquartered at the Algona Hotel and a coffee was held, with a large crowd in attendance. Some candidates left the hotel and went stumping on State street, talking with voters and handing out a variety of campaign mementos. Meanwhile, the remainder of the group enjoyed coffee and short chats with fellow party members at the hotel. The above photos were snapped during the caravan's visit. In the top picture, Congressman Greigg, second from the left, and Gov. Hughes, right, talked over the political situation and ensuing election with Mrs. Don Degen, Bancroft, left, H. W, Stebritz, Algona, center, and Mrs. Carole Welp, Bancroft. Gov. Hughes is shown in the bottom photo talking things over with Mr, and Mrs. Cleon McCarty of Corwith. All in all, the visit here was considered very success*!!.. (UDM Speed Graphic-Polaroid Photos by Don Smith)

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