Lincoln Journal Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on October 26, 1970 · Page 13
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

A Publisher Extra Newspaper

Lincoln Journal Star from Lincoln, Nebraska · Page 13

Lincoln, Nebraska
Issue Date:
Monday, October 26, 1970
Page 13
Start Free Trial

I Power Play Touches Off Cornhusker Scoring Explosion | Nebraska’s 65-point scoring spree against Oklahoma State started with a power sweep from the Cowboys’ three-yard line midway in the first quarter. Working from a power-I formation, quarterback Van Brownson pitches to I-back Joe Orduna (1) and swings out along with Johnny Rodgers and Dan Schneiss to provide a protective convoy. The Cornhusker line closed off the Oklahoma State pursuit and when Rodgers took Cowboy defender Tom Carraway out (2) Orduna had a big alley to the end zone. Fie accelerated so quickly (3) that he didn’t even need any help from Schneiss or safety John Gates. Vastly Improved East Joins Class A Top 10 Nebraska Prep Ratings By VIIKilL PARKER Prep Sports Writer “A lot of things were in our favor,” East High football coach Lee Zentic says while reflecting on the big win his Spartans registered over) crosstown rival Southeast over the weekend. ‘‘They were unbeaten and we had been improving right along. That really put the pressure on them, not us.” The East victory scrambled the Class A top leu rating and jumped the Spartans, defending Capital City and Trans- .Nebraska Conference champions, solidly into the picture. ‘i'm really proud of the kids,” Zentic added. ‘‘We started the season with a very young and inexperienced group. After losing three of our first four games they could have easily thrown in the towel and quit. But they didn’t. They’ve worked hard to improve. It’s nice to see those etiorts rewarded.” Zentic feels he faced an abnormal rebuilding year this .season. He explains that in East High’s first campaign, three years ago. he had a squad comprised mostly of sophomores. ‘i.ast season they were all seniors,” he says. “That didn’t leave much room on the varsity squad for underclassmen.” The personable Spartan mentor thought he could bring last year’s unbeaten reserve team up to the varsity as a unit. “But there’s a tremendous difference between reserve and varsity ball,” he observes. “Yoifcan get away with some mistakes at the reserve level and still win. That’s what hurt us so much defensively in our first game with Grand Island when we scored 28 points but still lost.” Zentic says it was a lack of pre-season practice time in which to properly evaluate his material that caused the problem. “We started two boys in that first game who aren’t even on the squad now,” he says in pointing out the changes that have been made as the season progressed. ‘‘Quite a few of the u n d e r c 1 a s s m e n who are starters for us now, weren’t even on the varsity at the start of the season.” Zentic points to the improved , play of ends Gene Smith, a junior, and sophomore Rick Samuelson. tackle Phil Mitchell, who goes both ways, and backs Scott Copple, Jack Ball and Brice Carlson, all juniors, who are all offensive starters. On defense three junior starters are brothers Dick and Jim Neal as linebackers and halfback Jeff Putman plus a pair of sophomores in the line, Reg Cast and Joe Collura. Zentic only had two returning lettermen. seniors Roger Fix and Kent Reckewey. “They and the other seniors give the necessary leadership,’’ he says, also giving special mention to backs Marty Reighard, Brian Foote and Mike Reta and center John Ballew, “but it was the younger and inexperienced players starting to come around after those first four games that accounts for our improved showing.’’ Fights By A«ociafed Press TOKYO — Hideo Kanazawa, /»■ pan, outpointed Filipino Ravalo, 151 /i, Philipp:'fS' 12. By Virgil Parker 1—Creighton Prep (7-01 2—Bellevue (fi-1) 2—Fremont (6-0-1) 4—IJncoln .Southeast (5-1-1) 5—Lincoln High (4-2) 6—Lincoln East (4-3) 7—Omaha Ryan (4-1-2) 8—Grand Island (4-3) 9—Omaha Benson (4-1-2) 10—-North Platte (5-2) (’»nimcnt — I^incoln Hast conics into the top ten picture after win over Southeast. North Platte slides and Lincoln High climbs after Links capture 39-12 win. PmjFphair Standings J American Conference East Division W L T Pet. Pts. OP Baltimore ........... 5 1 0 .833 134 109 Miami................. 4 2 0 .667 107 98 Buffalo ............... 2 4 0 .333 78 137 Boston ...... 1 5 0 .167 67 125 New York Jets 1 5 0 .167 Vi7 145 Central Division Cleveland 4 2 0 , 667 1 59 1 30 Houston .............. 2 3 1 .400 1 03 1 02 Pittsburgh ........... 2 4 0 .333 71 94 Cincinnati ISO .167 93 ’56 West Division Denver . 4 2 0 .667 128 100 Oakland ............ 3 2 1 .600 161 135 Kansas City ....... 3 3 0 .500 133 133 San Diego .........• 1 3 2 .250 '22 140 National Conference East Division W L T Pet. Pts. OP Dallas . 4 2 0 .667 105 107 St. Louis .............. 4 2 0 .667 135 130 New York Giants 3 3 0 .500 117 ’06 Washington ........ 3 3 0 .500 138 118 Philadelphia .0 6 0 .000 104 165 Central Division Detroit ............... 5 1 0 .833 173 82 Minnesota 4 1 0 .800 'i41 36 Green Bay . .4 2 0 .667 113 142 Chicaoo 2 4 0 .333 75 120 West Division Los Angeles 4 1 0 .300 127 64 San Francisco .4 1 1 .800 139 109 Atlanta 3 3 0 .SCO 101 101 New Orleans 1 4 1 ,200 68 126 Monday's Game LOS Anoeles at AAlnnesota, n'ght, national TV Hayes^ Thomas Lift Dallas Devaney Cowboys Hit Chiefs Class H 1—Lincoln Pius X (5-1) 2—Blair (6-0) 3—Columbus Scotus (7-0) 4—Lexington (6-6-1) 5—Ord (61) 6—Aurora (6-1) 7—Laurel (7-0) 8—Omaha Cathedral (6-1) 9—Sidney (6-1) 10—Auburn (7-0) (omiiicnt — Seward conies up with another impressive win to closely press the top ten. Arlington, Ashland and Cozad also threaten. Atlanta Shaking For Title Match Chicago Sun-Times Special Atlanta—Two men are going to fight downtown .Monday night and this town hasn’t been shook since Sherman struck his first match 106 years ago. Gov. Lester Maddox who tried to stop it, sulks in his mansion, painting bands of mourning on his ax handles, but this one he can’t axe away. .Muhammad Ali nee Cassius Clay, for more than three y€ars a vagabond, and Jerry Quarry, a tough Irish kid from California, meet in the oldest form of combat man knows —with their fists. 'fhe land of peach blossoms and pretty girls has been bulging at the bulwark for days. There isn’t a hotel room left, and the fight crowd has bumped elbows with Southern aristocracy for the whole weekend, to the astonishment of both. It’s 15 rounds or under, and although it is not a championship fight, it's getting one of the widest exposures in record across this country on theater television and all the way to Russia by Satellite TV. The attraaction, of course, is Clay, who last fought 3'/2 years ago, and then a month later lost a decision in federal court because he didn’t want to be a soldier. The board says he is a 17-5 choice to turn it. Few, outside Quarry’s immediate family, think Jerry can survive seven rounds, or even five. But Quarry is no rinky dink. He’s a tough kid, and better than a journeyman. His best shot is his left hand, and his worst is his temper. Tuesday POST TIME 1:30 P.M. Firit r»ce. purse $900, 2-y#ar old maidens, allowance. 4 furlongs. Nifty Cat Easy Effort City Maid Talesman Mr. Fisherman Special Craft Larry's Delight True Wynn With A Flash Chacolets Love Also: He's A People, Jet's Bomb Sight, PairMe, Junnies Date. Second race, purse $900, 4-year-olds anti up, claiming $1,500-1,200. 4 furlongs. Cherry Irish Rosburg Girl Kel-O-Land Bright Missy King Velvet Bold Rage Navanefte My Gypsey jetta Much Rededicat.on Also: Mr. Bill Dale, Flying Money, Mr. R. W., Bradela. Third race, purse $900, 2-year.old maidens, allowance, 4 furlongs. Whoa Robe Marcus Junius 01 Apple Tree FritzieBomb Abbeys Apogee Champagne Fool My Lovely Lark Caresless Carrie Mr. Sid Easy Marble Also: Zipper Otigvie, Dorenes Kitten, Miss Carolyne B., In Vue Of Fourth race, purse $1,000,4-year olds and up, claiming $3,000, 6 V j furlongs. Tiny Ruby Triple Springs Brig Time Steem Mr. Gust O Wind Fifth race, purse $900, 4-year-olds and up, claiming $1,500-1,200, 4 furlongs. BunnysHy Beano Fourche Corlee Pari Chic Captain Rogers That Final Touch Bright Owl Menefte Hot Prospect Gar War Also: Dowd, Lucky Lip, Raymond B. Sixth race, purse $1,000, 4-year-olds and up, claiming $2,000-1,600, 6 furlongs. Mr, Engineer Prissy Reeves Joy Forme Watchon Queen Of The Track Miss Iowa Fancy Lark Seventh race, purse $1,000, 3-year-olds, allowance, 5Vi lurlongs. Howlin'Wind Toddlin Lass Smokeon Windsor Miss Hasty Kerry Restless Dawn Judy In Disguise Air Pirate Also: McKinley Mac. Eighth race, purse $1.000, 4-year-olds and up, claiming $2,000-1,600, 6 furlongs. Miss Gelee Moon Fox Voles Issue Amber Sultaness Elmswood Ace Dusky Jet Champ Dixie Ninth race, purse $900, 4-year-olds and up, claiming $1,500-1,200. 1 mile and 70 yards. Lady Beth Step In Line Jeanie Baby Its A Mystery Steel N Sugar Wild King a-Ooldalyn Honest Hub Quick Doc Spunky Bill Also: Jay's Mark, a-Mira Lee. a—Emil Anderson & Mrs, Ralph Armstrong entry. By Associated Press Hank Stram has been shortchanged by the Dallas Ck)wboys — Duane Thomas and Bob Hayes splitting the difference. Thomas and Hayes exploded for game-breaking touchdowns in the third quarter Sunday as the Cowboys bounced back from their darkest National Football League hour to whip Strain’s Kansas City Chiefs 2716. Hayes, making his first start of the season, turned a Craig .Morton pass into an 89-yard scoring burst minutes after Thomas, a hard-running rookie, sped 47 yards for a touchdown. “Those plays were the difference,” said Stram, whose Super Bowl champs were jeered by a home crowd of 51,158 as they absorbed their third setback in six games. The victory gave Dallas a 4-2 mark and a share of first place in the National Conference’s Eastern Division — one week after the Cowboys took a 54-13 pounding from Minnesota. “We didn’t do anything different against Kansas City,” Cowboys coach Tom Landry insisted. “We just played football. W'e didn’t play football against .Minnesota.” Fran Tarkenton's five touchdown passes led the New York Giants past St. Louis 3517. dropping the Cardinals into a tie with Dallas for the NFC East lead. Elsewhere, 4 3 - y e a r - o 1 d George Blanda fired Oakland to a 31-14 victory over Pittsburgh; Baltimore drubbed Boston 27-3; Cleveland pounded Miami 28-0; Washington blanked CincinnaH 20-0; Detroit shaded Chicago 16-10; Green Bay topped Philadelphia 30-17; San Fran- evsco edged Denver 19-14; Atlanta trimmed New Orleans 32-14; Buffalo nipped the New York Jets 10-6 and San Diego played Houston to a 31-31 standoff. Minnesota entertains Los Angeles Monday night in a nationally-televised clash of NFL powerhouses. The Cowboys, beaten by Kansas City 13-0 in a preseason exhibition, spotted the Chiefs an early touchdown, then limited them to three Jan Stenerud field goals the rest of the way. Jaiirnail LINCOLN, NEBRASKA MON., OCT. 26, 1970-P.M. PAGE 13 Thomas, shouldering the running load after Calvin Hill went out with a muscle spasm, scored the go-ahead touchdown on a short plunge after Mike Clark booted a pair of field goals. The 220-pound Thomas tallied the decisive touchdown on a draw play before Hayes took Morton’s pass on the Dallas 45 and raced the rest of the way for the wrap-up score. He completed all of his 10 pass attempts in the first half and was 15-for-18 over-all, with two scoring strikes to rookie Bob Tucker and one each to Aaron Thomas, Clifton McNeil and Don Herrmann. Blanda came off the Oakland bench after Daryle Lamonica was sidelined by a pinched nerve in his back and riddled the Steelers with three touchdown passes. He also booted a field goal and four extra points. Tarkenton sent the Giants to their third straight victory, snapping a four-game St. Louis winning streak in the process, with the fir^t five-touchdown spree of his career. Summaries Page 14 Aulo Rating Three race car drivers were killed Sunday in two separate accidents on a 50-year-old Sacramento, Calif., track, which was to be demolished. Belgium’s Jackie Ickx has guaranteed himself second place in the world Formula L championship with a victory in the .Mexican Grand Prix. Averaging 122.255 miles per hour in his Nova-Chevrolet, Mark Donahue has won the L&M Grand Prix Formula A race at Sebring, Fla. Golf Gary Player's eight-under par 280 beat Bruce Devlin by three strokes for the Australian Open championship at Melbourne. Chicago Cubs coach Peanuts Lowrey has won the 11th Pro Baseball Golf Classic at San Diego with a 54-hole total of 217 .. . San Francisco outfielder Willie .Mays placed second with a 221. Teuiiis Spain’s Manuel Santana beat Australia's Rod Laver, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 to win Spain’s first open tennis tournament, the Count Godo Trophy at Barcelona. Foolhall Don Maynard of the New York Jets has moved into a tie with former Denver Broncos standout Lionel Taylor for second place on the all-time list of receiving leaders after catching three passes Sunday against Buffalo for a career total of 567. Skeel Sliooliiig Evgeny Petrov of Russia has set an unofficial world’s record, breaking 200 straight targets in the International Skeet Match of the 40th World Shooting championships at Phoenix. Looking To Buffs By DON FORSYTHE Nebraska football coach Bob Devaney Monday looked ahead to Saturday’s Colorado contest as being a “tough game” for the Cornhuskers. “Colorado can be a tremendous football team on a given ' day,” emphasized Devaney, pointing to the Buffs’ 61-10 rout of Iowa State as an example of the team’s capabilities. The Cornhuskers had that “given day” themselves against Oklahoma State and Devaney noted that he was “very pleased with the outcome.” He emphasized that he’t as unhappy about his defensive club has he might have earlier indicated. “The defense scored 21 points for us,” he said. “It was not a bad defensive showing when our first defensive unit was in the game,” he said. “You might think that in scoring 65 points the offense was perfect, but as the offensive coaches looked through the films they found some things to correct,” he said. Devaney said he was very pleased with the play of both Van Brownson and Jerry Tagge at quarterback. “Our offensive line gave fine protection and Wally Winter had one of his better games,” he said. Devaney also praised the play of sophomore fullback Bill Old'S, who led Nebraska in rushing with 62 yards. “He’s liable to be a football player. If he keeps improving we’ll find someplace for him to play,” said Devaney. Turning to the defense, Devaney said that t h e Cornhuskers again got a consistent game out of many players. “Larry Jacobson might have had his best game,” said Devaney of the big junior tackle who had seven unassisted tackles. “He probably had as fine a game as any lineman on the field.” Noting that the Cornhuskers had great balance in their attack with 275 yards passing and 270 on the ground and that they had amassed another 325 yards in pass interception, punt and kickoff returns Devaney said “800 yards will net you 65 points a lot of times.” Big 8 Standings Conlerence Games New Coach To Be Sought After Season Valek Reinstated by Illinois Board Nebraska Kansas State Kansas Missouri . Oklahoma Colorado Okla. State Iowa State Champaign, III. ( j P) — Jim Valek was reinstated as a lame duck head football coach at the University of Illinois Sunday after one of the most bizarre weekends in college athletic history. Over a span of 50 hours, Valek was fired Friday, sent his inspired Illini into a notable, if losing, performance against top-ranked Ohio State Saturday, and rehired for the remainder of the season Sunday after a threatened protest strike by Illini players. After a show of loyalty and perhaps student power by the entire football squad, the school athletic board Sunday quickly modified its dismissal action which had terminated Valek’s services following the Illini’s 48-29 Big Ten loss to Ohio State. Athletic Director Gene Vance, who hired Valek in 1967 after Illinois’ so-called slush fund scandal forced resignation of Pete Elliott, got a quick turnabout by the nine-member board in a hasty phone canvass Sunday afternoon. Vance made it clear, that Valek was being retained for only the four remaining Illini . games and that a search would begin soon for a new coach for 1971. That was all the protesting players had demanded in announcing Saturday night — the squad voted unanimously “to r.ot step on the field again this year,” unless Valek and his staff were retained for the remaining games with Purdue. Michigan, Wisconsin and Iowa. But the players made their point that they regarded the abrupt dismissal a reflection on' them as well as Valek. Jim Valek Has Players’ Support The Illini players, who carried the game ferociously to the vaunted Buckeyes and led three times before wilting under Ohio State’s 21-point final quarter, backed up their post­ game strike threat with another warning Sunday at a full squad meeting with three Illini officials. The squad met with Vance; Illinois’ Big Ten faculty representative Henry S. Stillwell, and Vice Chancellor W. Briscoe, for 50 minutes and told the trio it still was strike unless Valek finished t h e season. Less than two hours later, Vance issued a statement that the athletic board, after consultation with the team, indicated the players wanted Valek to continue for the remainder of the season. “The board wants the team to have the best possible conditions under which to complete the season,” Vance said. ‘•The board, therefore, modifies its original action to the »xtent ^hat it will request ^ v^alek continue as coach of the Fighting Illini for the remaining four games.” In its Friday action, the board proposed that Valek be paid off his contract extending through next August and that an interim coach be named immediately. Still standing is the board’s original decision that “a new coach should be in charge of Illinois football for 1971.” The revolt of the players was led by co-captains Doug Dieken,* a star pass receiver, and veteran offensive guard Kirk McMillan, both seniors. In going to bat for Valek, who has a composite record of 7-29 and has lost 11 straight Big Ten games since 1968, Dieken said the players also contended the board “wrote off the season as a lost cause, and wrote off the seniors and the rest of thu players. We got four games left and we got a chance in all of them.” Nebraska 6 Kansas ...... 5 Missouri 4 Kansas State 4 Iowa State . 3 Colorado . 3 Oklahoma 3 Okla. State 2 L 0 1 1 1 1 3 2 3 All 0 2 3 3 3 3 3 4 T 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Games 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Pet 1.000 .750 .667 .667 500 .250 .000 .000 .929 .714 .571 .571 .500 .500 500 .333 Pts. 127 72 65 77 37 112 51 20 247 193 170 125 105 169 109 131 0pp. 58 55 66 58 34 84 102 102 101 157 130 106 124 106 116 1/9 Saturday's Results Nebraska 65, Oklahoma State 31 Kansas State 19, Oklahoma 14 Missour 30, Colorado 16 Kansas 24, Iowa State 10 This Week's Schedule Nebraska at Colorado Missouri at Kansas State Oklahoma at Iowa State Kansas at Oklahoma State Faii'hury 41-6 Football Victim Miami, Okla. IT) — Northeastern Oklahoma whipped Fairoury College of Nebraska 41-6 in a football game Saturday night. The home team was ahead 286 at the half. Steve Caizzo scored on a ‘24\ ard pass from Dave Forbes for Fairbury in the second quarter. Tuesday Cornliusker Highlights—9 p.m. ir>). Big Eight Highlights — lovva State V. Kansas films, 11:25 p.m. (7i

Clipped articles people have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 22,900+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Publisher Extra® Newspapers

  • Exclusive licensed content from premium publishers like the Lincoln Journal Star
  • Archives through last month
  • Continually updated

Try it free