The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 1, 1966 · Page 4
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 4

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, November 1, 1966
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Garrigan's Best Grid Year Ends With 35-7 Win Over Prairie View Wanting to finish with a victory, thereby guaranteeing the greatest football record In the history of the school, Garrigan's Golden Bears scored 28 points In the final 24 minutes and 12 seconds of action on the way to a convincing 35-7 victory over a scrappy Gowrie-Prairie View club in the season wind-up before a large crowd here Saturday night. Coach Beanie Cooper's 1966 varsity wound up with a 7-1 mark, which is the top record for a Garrigan club since the school opened its doors. Gowrie saw an unbeaten season go down the drain after holding the rugged Bears to a 7-7 deadlock until 12 seconds remained in the first half. Led by the impossible to stop slams into the line of Jack Muller, the outside running of Tom Black and the passing of All-State candidate Bill Reding, the Bears literally ran all over the Panthers in the first half, but had trouble putting points on the board. After Gowrie reeled off a pair of first downs at the start of the fray, Garrigan held and marched 72 yards for a TD. Muller slammed for 54 yards in six tries and a Reding to Black pass ate up 25 yards along the way, with Muller getting the six- pointer on a 3-yard blast. Reding booted the extra point to make. it 7-0. Muller had moved the Bears from their own 18 to the Gowrie 22 when the first period ended. Garrigan got to the 15 early in the second stanza when Greg Moe intercepted a Reding pass for the visitors. The Bears got right back down to the Gowrie 20 when another Reding pass was snared, this time by Randy Johnson of the Panthers, who roared all the way from his own 13 to Garrigan's 33. A 15-yard penalty pushed the ball to the Bears' 18 and Johnson then went nine yards twice for the TD. Placekicker Bob Showers kicked the ball out of the park to tie a knot at 7-7. Reding nearly got away with the next kickoff return, but was nabbed and the Bears went to work from their own 40. Black, Muller and Reding took turns grinding out small chunks of yardage, then Reding hit Black with a pass to the three (a 9- yarder) and Muller bolted in with the score. Reding again kicked the extra point for a 14-7 halftime lead. Garrigan went 82 yards the first time with the ball in the third period, using 15 plays, to make it 21-7. This time, Mark Goetz went the final three The Bears got the ball right back when Gowrie fumbled the kickoff and the series of plays that followed was odd — to say the least I Starting from the enemy 32, Muller got four, then Reding went all the way, but the play was called back and the Bears penalized 15 - to the 32. Reding then went 17 and Muller four before Reding lost five, then tossed an incomplete pass. On fourth down, Reding bit Jim Youngwirth in the end zone with a pitch, but it was also called back, so the flurry resulted in no points Reding intercepted a pass on the Gowrie 40 and returned nine yards to set up the next TD. A 19-yard pass to Youngwirth on the final play of the third period put the ball on the 15 and after Muller gained two, Reding hit Youngwirth, who made a finey catch, for six points, then passed to Jim for the point after to run the count to 28-7. Jack Muller intercepted a Gowrie pass on the visitors' 46 and returned it to the 22 to pave the way for the final marker. After a five yard penalty on the Panthers, Black squirted up the middle for 15, then Muller went to the one and in for the TD. Reding ran his kicking score for the night to four-for-four as the score reached 35-7. Eleven Bears saw action for the last time in the win. They were Reding, Dick Muller, Youngwirth, Gene Lickteig, Bob Schmitt, Mike Grotty, Mark Goetz, Jack Dahlhauser, Bill Richter, Steve Kollasch and Bob Bestenlehner. Reding and Muller were co-captains. Statistically, the Panthers weren't in the game. The Bears held a 484-72 bulge, rushing and passing, with Muller getting 192 yards in 40 trips for a 4.8 average, Black 65 in 11 trips, 7.7 average, Reding 58 in 13 for a 4.4 average and JackMertz 44 in five for 8.8. Reding hit eight of 21 passes Algono, (la.) Upper Official statistics t G G-PV First downs 27 6 Passes 22-9 19-6 Yds. passing 102 44 Passes int. by 22 Yds. int. ret. 33 62 KO-Ave. 6-39,5 2-30. Punts - Ave. 2-32. 8-33.5 Yds. kicks ret 60 45 Fumbles lost 1 1 Yds. penalized 101 5 Yds. rushing 382 28 Tot. yds. gained 484 72 Des Moines Tuesday, Nov. 1, 1966 Twin Rivers ends perfect year 41-12 Twin Rivers, with a 41-12 conference victory over Albert City-Truesdale last Friday night, there, wound up a perfect football season of eight victories and one defeat. In addition to take the Twin Lakes conference crown, the Twin Rivers aggregation might also be called the unofficial champions of the North Central Conference as well. They defeated Humboldt in the first game of the season and Humboldt went on to win the North Central title. Doug Logue ran 90 and 20 yards for touchdowns to lead the Pirates to their 8th straight win this season. Steve Bergum threw passes of 35 yards to Jack Harris and 20 yards to Roger Clark for two other touchdowns. Clark also ran a kickoff 80 yards for a score. Dale Rossing scored the other touchdown on a 24-yard run. Twin Rivers had 547 yards total offense with 417 of them on the ground. They also played a good game defensively. Steve Rasmussen ran five yards for one Albert City touchdown and Kent Thieman caught a 7-yard pass from Bruce Gareding for the other. Bulldogs Win Windup, 14-13 The pendulum swung the other way before a large Dad's Night crowd here Friday night as Algona's Bulldogs made a fine first half offensive show and a late goal line stand to preserve a 14-13 victory over Hampton in the final football game of the season. The North Central Conference win pushed the locals upward from seventh to a fifth place finish in the loop. Humboldt annexed the loop championship with a 33-12 victory over Clear Lake, Webster City belted Eagle Grove, 52-0, and Clarion and Iowa Falls struggled to a 0-0 tie in other games Friday night. It took the locals a few minutes to get revved up Friday — and the warm-up period allowed Hampton to get on the Scoreboard in short order. The visitors quickly capitalized on a short Algona kick-off and moved from their own 46 to a score in 11 plays, requiring 3;45 on the sometimes working, sometimes not scoreboard clock. Gary Grant got the TD on a 2-yard burst, but Don Hagen blocked the point after placekick, so it was 6-0. And that blocked placekick later meant victory. Algona took only five minutes to take the lead for good. Starting from their own 37 after the kick-off, the locals moved the Official statistics: First downs Passes Yds. passing KO - Ave. Punts - Ave. Yds. kicks ret. Fumbles lost Yds. penalized Yds. rushing Tot. yds. gained A 17 18-8 114 H 13 2-1 9 3-27.4 3-44. 4-27.8 6-29.7 91 52 3 1 13 10 192 193 306 202 distance in only 12 plays. Steve Waller and Bob Farnham handled the ball carrying chores on the drive and a pass from Smokey Barr to Gregg Betts ate up 27 yards in the middle of the march. Waller slammed in from the three for the TD and Farnham bulled over to get the extra point and the count went to 7-6. The Bulldogs drove deep into Hampton territory twice during the early going in the second stanza, only to have fumbles halt the threats. They got to the 13 the first time and to the 27 the second. After fumbling again on the 37, the locals then put together a 41-yard march just before halftime that spelled victory. A Hampton fumble turned the ball over to the locals — who needed just seven plays to put points on the board with 15 seconds left in the half. Waller and Farnham bolted for ground gains, then Barr hit Tom Claude with a 6-yard pass before connecting with Betts on a 23-yard TD pass. Gregg, despite being interfered with, made the grab on the six and cruised into the end zone. This time, Randy Riedinger slammed home with the extra point, so it was 14-6 at the half. The visitors controlled play pretty well during the final two periods. Algona threatened late in the third period, getting to Hampton's 28 before giving up the ball on downs. Following an Algona punt early in the final quarter, the Hampton club marched to its second touchdown, going 42 yards in four plays, plus a 4-yard penalty on Algona. Dick Anderson scored from the three after an earlier scamper by him was good for 15 yards. John Zimmer added the extra point to close out the scoring for the night. Hampton soon had the ball again, this time on the Algona 49, and quickly moved on the ground to the three where a measurement on fourth down showed they were about a cigarette-width short of a first There was very good team effort by all the Bulldogs in the win — and play was very rugged- getting a little out of hand at times. The contest also marked the end of the line for seniors Bob Farnham, Larry Munger, Max Miller, Clint Young, Steve Waller, Dave Camp, Chris Conn, Tom Claude, Brocke Laws, Dave Gerber and Gregg Betts. Conference standings NORTH CENTRAL (Final) Humboldt 4V, % ,»?f Wob»t«r City .. i 1 .157 CUrion 4V, V/i .443 low* Fall* .... 3 4 .42? Algona J'/j 4'/j .357 EagU Grovo .. 1 5 .214 Hampton ? 5 .214 CUar La|c« I 4 .143 Algona's passing proved the statistical difference between the clubs. Barr hit eight of 18, with Claude catching four for 29 yards, Betts three for 67 yards and Conn one for 18 yards. Claude wound up with 21 grabs during the season, one short of Jack Williams (1962) and Dale Teeter (1965) and topped the loop in catches with 20 in seven games. On the ground, Farnham blasted for 68 yards in 20 tries, Waller 41 in 12, Riedinger 30 in nine and Barr 39 in 10, while Grant was tops for Hampton AUTO RACING FANS ALGONA SEE "SPINOUT" THURS. - FRI. - SAT., NOV. 3-4-5 STATE LINE Lincoln Central 4 1 Thompson • k \ Armstrong $ Sontral 4 SWM City 4 Titonka I Burt 1 Wodon-Cryttal . « .157 .157 .714 .571 .571 .1*7 .143 .ON NORTH STAR (Final) Kanawha $14 V4 .w Boon* Valloy .5 1 .133 Shoffitld 3V* 2>4 ,J|3 Vontvr* VH 2V4 .513 CAL 2Vi 4 y, .357 Mti.-Thornton . 2 4 .33? KUmrn* t 7 .AM VOTE FOR CHARLES PLATHE DEMOCRAT CANDIDATE FOR SUPERVISOR 1st DISTRICT - KOSSUTH COUNTY Whittemore-Cresco-Garfjeld—LuVerne Riverdale—Irvington—Sherman Townships • GENERAL ELECTION, TUESDAY, NOV. 8, 1966 Your vote and support will be appreciated. (84*)

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