The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 11, 1966 · Page 7
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 7

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, October 11, 1966
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Bulldogs Battle, But Bow, 14 To 7 Garrigan Takes Fifth Win By 46-13; 'Big One' Is Next Humboldt Wins On Tipped Ball Pass Play Despite a fine defensive effort, Algona's Bulldogs were denied victory again Friday as Humboldt's North Central Conference leaders managed a 14-7 come-from-behind win before a huge crowd here. A touchdown with less than three minutes of play remaining allowed the Wildcats to run their wirfning skein to four straight in the loop. The loss was Algona's fourth in five games and third straight by a narrow margin. Next Friday, Coach Keith Christie's club faces the club that still must be rated the top one in the conference —Webster City - and meet the Lynx iff their own back yard. Humboldt toppled Webster City, 7-6, Sept. 30, the first loss in the loop for the Lynx in four years, but the almost-perennial champs indicated Friday night they have recovered from the setback, posting a 27-0 victory over Iowa Falls. Clear Lake registered its first win in two seasons, downing Hampton, 20-13, and Eagle Grove and Clarion tied, 7-7, in other league frays Friday. The Algona-Humboldt affair was a hard-hitting fracas throughout. The tackling was brutal — and with neither team able to do much through the air, it was mostly a ground engagement. Humboldt managed to complete only one of six passes (and Greg Betts, Algona safety- man, intercepted half of them) and Algona hit four of 11, with one intercepted after it was deflected for the winning TD by the Wildcats. The Bulldogs played the Wildcats off their feet during the early going, with Tom Claude and Randy Riedinger manhandling Wildcat quarterback Rick Kuhlman for losses totaling 15 yards on the first two plays. Moments later, Claude picked up a Humboldt fumble, zipped to the Wildcat 22, but fumbled the ball back to the visitors as he was tackled. Three plays later, Algona had its TD. Humboldt got six yards in two plays and Kuhlman attempted a long pass which Betts fielded near the Humboldt 45. Gregg skipped past the lone defender and scored easily on a fine run. Riedinger slammed for the extra point and it was 7-0 with 6:45 gone in the first period. It also marked the first time this season that Humboldt had given up a score to an opponent before punching one across first. There's no doubt about it, the Bulldogs were revved up. Seven plays later, Betts latched on to another Kuhlman throw, but after making one first down, the locals fumbled near midfield, with Mike Worthington making the recovery for the Wildcats on the Humboldt 49. In 12 plays, Humboldt knotted the count. Steve Rasmussen got the six-pointer from the four -\ Algona's longest drive of the entire season so far followed the next kick-off. The Bulldogs started from their own 22 after a good return by Betts. Steve Waller got (wo, then seven and Bob Farnham added four. Then Riedinger gained a pair, Waller Algona, (la.) Upper Det Maine* TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1966 STANDINGS W L T Humboldt 400 Webster City 3 1 0 Clarion 211 Iowa Falls 220 Eagle Grove 121 ALGONA 1 3 0 Clear Lake 130 Hampton 13 0 got six and Farnham three for another first down on the Algona 46. A 21-yard pass from Rog Barr to Claude put the ball on Humboldt's 38 and from there to the four it was mostly Waller. He got five and six, then bolted from the 16 to the four to give the Bulldogs a first down, but a mix-up resulted in a fumble on the next play and Doug DeSmidt covered the pigskin for the visitors on the Humboldt seven. Algona outgained the Wildcats, 96-71, rushing and passing the first half, but the tables were turned during the final 24 minutes with the visitors controlling most of the action. The teams slugged it out at midfield through the third Humboldt took an Algona punt on the first play of the final stanza and had the ball on its own 29. From there, the Wildcats marched to the Algona one foot line, racking up five first downs, all on running plays, with Doug Marso, Kuhlman and Oberman doing the heavy work. However, Algona's defense refused to wilt and the locals took over. Two plays netted only a yard, so on third down a pass was called for - and when the play got underway, the strategy looked good. Humboldt was caught off guard, except for Kuhlman. As Barr released the ball, Kuhlman batted it into the air, then caught the pop-up in the end zone for six points — and victory. He also booted the extra point. Waller topped Algona's attack, getting 52 tough yards in 12 tries for a 4.3 average per crack. Farnham got 22 yards and Riedinger 19, while Barr's four completions (three to Claude for 30 yards and one to Waller for (13) added another 43 yards. Marso, second in rushing in the loop until this game, was held to just 57 yards in 20 trips for a 2.8 average and Kuhlman got 51 yards rushing ank passing. Defensively, probably each lad on both squads should be listed. Top individual plays for the Bulldogs were turned in by Max Miller, Tom Jones, Larry Munger, Claude, Brocke Laws and Randy Calhoun, a sophomore lineman who promises to be a toughie. Official statistics: A' H First downs 9 12 Passes 11-4 6-1 Yds. passing 43 17 Passes int. by 31 Yds. int. ret. 54 0 KO - Ave. 2-32.5 3-48.7 Punts - Ave. 4-34.5 3-36.4 Yds. kicks ret. 72 33 Fumbles lost 5 I/ Yds. penalized 20 30 Yds. rushing 82 178 Tot. yds. gained 125 195 Light Bulb Night The annual Algona Lions light bulb campaign will be held tonight (Tuesday). Members of the local Lions club will be selling a package of. 8 bulbs for $2. Garrigan's Golden Bears rode the pitching arm of Bill Reding, the catching of several fine receivers, the slam-bang up-the- middle blasts of Jack Muller and a vicious defense to an easy 4613 victory over Emmetsburg Catholic before a huge Homecoming crowd here Saturday night — and remained unbeaten through five 1966 games. Coach Beanie Cooper's Bears, ranked 12th in the state during the weekend, will face perhaps their toughest foe here this Saturday night, when Carroll Kuemper's very strong outfit appears here at 8 p. m. One of Kuemper's latest victims was Des Moines Dowling, 42-21, 10 days ago— and the Keumper- Garrigan meetings are always toughies. The Bears took less than three minutes to get on the Scoreboard against the Irish. Taking a Catholic punt, Garrigan needed just eight plays to move 58 yards to paydirt. The big play was a 37-yard scoot by Tom Black on a pitchout. The six pointer came on a perfect pass from Bill Reding to Black, covering eight yards. Reding 1 s placekick made it 7-0. Following the next kick-off and a punt, the visitors manhandled Reding and the Bears, setting the home club back 19 yards in three plays, forcing a punt, then had a good chance to score when Garrigan was assessed 15 yards for piling on, giving the Irish the ball on the Bears' 22. However, Jack Muller intercepted a pass for the locals, returned it 18 yards to the 26 and Garrigan was off and running again. Eight plays covered the distance, with John Winkel making a fine catch of a Reding pass for the last 27 yards. A couple of lengthy jaunts by Reding helped the drive before the pitch. This time, the boot was not good, so the score was 13-0. Garrigan didn't score again until 6:25 was gone in the second stanza, then counted three times to up the count at halftime to 33-0. A 63-yard march got the first one, with Jim Youngwirth taking a pass from Reding for the last eight yards. Reding* s kick was no good, so it was 19-0. A pass interception by Reding, his second of the night, set up the next one, with Garrigan going 51 yards in three plays for six points. First, Reding hit Black for 19 yards, then Jack Muller went 17 and finally 15 to score and a pass to Youngwirth added the extra point and it was 26-0. A 13-yard punt by the Irish gave the Bears their last chance before the halt This time, they went 27 yards in six plays. Two great catches by Youngwirth wound it up. Reding booted the extra point and it was 33-0 at halftime. After introduction of 1966 Homecoming Queen Pat Loebig and her attendants, the Bears got back to work in the third quarter, racking up another pair of touchdowns. Receiving the kick-off, Garrigan inarched 62 yards in five plays, with Reding going the final 35 down tbe sidelines to paydirt. The extra point was no good, so It was 39-0. Garrigan's last score came after an Irish march stalled out on the Bears' 20. This time, it was a crushing 14-play march to six points. Mark Goetz, Jack Muller and Reding all had a hand in this one, and Youngwirth added another of his great grabs to keep the drive going. Goetz went the final five to score and Reding kicked the extra point The Irish, who had a hand full of rustlers that gave all they had against the Bears. Jim Bisenius climaxed a 52- yard drive with a two-yard smash for the first one, then missed the extra point. Larry Hand intercepted a Garrigan pass and zoomed 55 yards to the Bears' seven to set up the final six- pointer. He finally went in from a yard out on fourth down and Bisenius kicked the extra point Reding had another fine night as he continued to bid for All- State honors. He was flipped for losses four times by the Irish, but still managed to, run for 79 yards in 16 tries, an average of 4.9 per trip, and connected on 11 of 17 passes (.649 pet.) for another 136 yards, to total 215 yards. .His season total, rushing and passing, is now 981 yards through five contests. Jack Muller slashed for 123 yards in 20 trips for a 6.1 average, and now has amassed about 700 yards on the ground. Black gained 50 yards and Goetz added 49. Black also hauled in five passes for 51 yards and Youngwirth four for 35 yards (the hard way). Official statistics: G EC First downs 21 8 Passes 23-12 22-4 Yds. passing 140 49 Passes int. by 42 Yds. int. ret. 27 60 KO-Ave. 8-42.5 3-31.7 Punts-Ave. 4-23. 7-30.4 Yds. kicks ret. 51 104 Yds. penalized 36 35 Yds. rushing 312 85 Tot. yds. gained 425 134 $500 DOWN WILL BUY 2 or 3 bedroom home all oh one floor. This attractive one- story home has 2 bedrooms, a nice kitchen (good cupboard space), living rcom, and full bath on main floor. It offers a full basement with a partially finished bedroom. Other fine features include: e) Single detached garage with enclosed porch • Water Softener. • Near new Range. • Near new space heater for basement. • TV Antenna and Rotor. • Priced at $11,100 with $500 down. To buyer who can qualify. SEELEY REALTY CO. (ABOVE SAL) PAUL M. SEELEY, Rwltor Mark A. Seeley OFFICE — 295-2350 Residence 5-3174 and 5-2670 . LEO FRANKL 5-5479 ALGONA'S ONLY /'FULL TIME" REAL ESTATE FIRM

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