Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on September 5, 1974 · Page 10
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Thursday, September 5, 1974
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10 ·' Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Thurs., S«pt. 5, 1974 PAVBTTKVII.LC, ARXAHSA* _^____ Bruce Stapleton Crystal Gazing Reveals . ' Three Crucial Contests : Taking a long prophetic : look through my 500 mm deluxe ielephoto crystal ball, I pierced through piles ot autumn leaves, flying , footballs and, carefully adjusting for depth of field, focused on three separate but equally significant football games as those most likely to determine league championships this fall. It looks like a year for two-team football races m the three area small-school leagues, and the donnybrooks In question come on successive weekends of Oct. ·J8 (Bentonville vs. Harrison), Oct. 25 (Farmington vs. Gentry), and Nov. 1 '(Gravette vs. Berryville). : Keep those dates in mind, ; and if this prophecy does · not indeed come to pass I : shall blame it all on my : Japanese brother-in-law who guaranteed this 500mm super "Rookafar" model as the absolute Cadillac of telefuture optical equip_; ment. '""·-*"" In the Class B Ozark Con- -fcrence, a two-team title ""run will give the loop a distinctly new twist this year. Decatur has been trying to make things interesting the past couple of seasons, and e v e r y t h i n g worked out pretty well until the so- called "showdowns" with Farmington turned into embarrassing routs. Now it's Gentry's turn to challenge the Cardinals for the league top spot, and the · -Pioneers may just have a ^legitimate claim to the Ozark throne room. The 2- i.year Farmington dynasty · " ; , lias lost some of its most ·;. ;; noble forward defenders, ' : with the core of the attack ;.';-'left without an effective " « layer of protection. 1 ; Virtually the entire of fen. · sive line marched down the = graduation aisle last spring, · leaving a case full of tro- · : phies, state championships ' and a couple of worried I running backs in their '; wake. That line, made up :; of four all-state and two all- ·;distnct performers, has '··really been the unsung hero ·^pf Farmington's 23-game · V winning streak and state . C!as,s B titles in 1972-73. ^ INHERITED TASK ·'JNew head coach Charlie ^Phillips has inherited the ; task of shoring up the for- · ward wall with what'i left - ; 'pf last fall's replacements. ^Phillips is one of nine first,3?' jrear head coaches in the S*area and has possibly the .'most difficult job of all, twith Farmington fans still ' '.'in the throes of Great Ex. ·pectations. - "It looks like our backs ^pre going to have to work *a little harder this year," '-'Phillips said in what may i"go down as the understate" ment of the season. Two of ITthose backs, Bill Cooper ; a n d Wesley Stevens, - churned out 2397 yards and · - 278 points between them " last fall, and are sure-fire ..." all-state candidates this · J year. "1 Other star-quality retur- ; nees Include quarterback . - Doug Edwards, halfback ·--Arlin Oxford, utility man ··" Floyd Shelly, end Jeff ."-Lankford and guard Kevin ; iBenish. But the interior line _;remains a big question ·ftnark. and potential stand! Touts Dennis Spears, Joe Kil- ·. -patrick, Ricky Hammond V-and Les Smith will have to - -come through if the Cards ' "are to repeat as state J'champs. ',,'Meanwhile Gentry may .'have the hosses to unseat :,-the Farmingtpn juggernaut ; · even before it reaches the ' state-wide proving grounds. The Pioneers are big a n d talented, with 19 leltermen and an offensive line which averages better than 180 pounds per. The backfield is also impressive, with Chris Ascencio transferring back to Gentry after a year's absence, and all-district candidate Paul Jeffus returning from a season of injuries last fall. Wally Millsap will shift from quarterback to halfback, a position which suits his running talents better, while senior quarterback R a n d y Ransom r e t u r n e after a year's ineligibility. The line is a n c h o r e d by the likes of Donnie Millsap, 6-2 and 175, Ron Jech, 6-2 and 180, and Jim Blankenship, 6-3 and 195. Like Farminglon, the Pioneers have a new coach, John Wilkerson, who apparently is not awed by Farmington's exploits as Ozark honcho. "I feel like we have a good chance for the district," Wilkerson says, and it doesn't sound like an idle boast. It may be too early to classify the rest of the Ozark Conference as also- rans, but the winner of the Farmlngton-Gentry showdown Oct. 25 could be the Ozark champ this fall. Decatur returns an experienced line and its top quarterback Roger Jackson, but lost a big one in alls t a t e halfback Leroy Duncan. The Bulldogs, moreover, just don't match up physically with Farmington or Gentry, although new coach Gene King, moving up from Winslow, is optimistic about their chances for another title bid. A key man on the Decatur forward wall is two-time all-district tackle Gary Ryan, who could be ready for all-stats honors this fall. OUTSIDE CHANCE Besides Decatur, only one other team, Greenland, a p p e a r s to have an outside c h a n c e of upsetting either Farmington or Gentry. Greenland's coach David Kossoyer lost heavily to graduation, but still says, "We're going to be better than people think. Last year we were expected to be good, but this time we could surprise some people." ' The Pirates have goodsize but lack depth, and if the Injury bug again invades the Pirate camp as it has the past two seasons, it could mean trouble. Dennis Caudle holds sway at fullback, carrying his 228 - pounds at a 4.9 clip in the 40, jainb'o in the backfield by halfback returnee Robert Ridley. On the line, Steve Nimmo and Jesse Wingfield make up a small but quick and effective guard combo. Pea Ridge has it quarterback returning in Randy Easterling, but lost two top receivers and does not appear to be a contender. Elkins has a new coaching duo in William Alvarez and Ray Hamilton, who bring a winning tradition to a school which has never had a winning season in football. The Elks have two all-district candidates in halfback John Bunch and tackle Robert Paschal, a great deal of optimism, and not much else. The Elks will be batting Yellvillc and Winslow to avoid the Ozark Conference cellar. The latter team should retain its position at the bottom, however, as the Squirrels enter their third year of grid competition. Tomorrow's column will focus on District 1-A North and Region I-AA, along with a forecast of conference standings in the three small-school leagues and some projected scores for this week's games. Rogers Picked In Upset Lunker Largemouth Rusty Hyde of Little Rock shows the fish that gave him hig bass honors in Bass Buddy Tournament Number four, held fn August on the Arkansas River. Hyde may tie among the contestants In the September 15 Bass Buddy TJournaiuent Number Five, the last chance to qualify for the October Mr. Bass of Arkansas Championship Tourney. By HARRY KING LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Fort Smith Soulhside and Rogers may strike u blow for Class AAA-Wcst prestige this week. Soulhside. favored to repeat _j champion , of AAA-West, plays Class AAAA North Little Hock Ole Main Friday night. Rogers, considered a threat to Southside in AAA-West, plays Fort Smith Norlhside Thursday night. Southside is No. 6 in the preseason poll and Ole Main is No. 7. The game is the only one uring the opening week of iigh school football that match s two members of the pre- eason top 10. Southside has a sound de ense and the home field, SOUTHSIDE 14, NLR OLE MAIN 8. Northside is supposed to be down this year, but the Griz zlies are never down very far. Rogers has the edge in ex perience and that could be thi difference. ROGERS 10, FS NORTH SIDE 7.. North Little Rock Northeas] No. 1 in the preseason poll, i supposed to have one of th best backfields in the state wit the likes of Andrew Love, Stev Sink and Kevin Evans. The Chargers will put the attack on display Friday nigl home against Conway. Northeast Coach Jtm Crown is hoping Sink, Evans and hers can take some of the wd off Love, who rushed for lore than 1,000 yards as a jun- ir. This Is a rough spot for Conay to begin on. rebuilding sea- NORTHEAST 20, CONWAY 7. Here are other predictions Involving AAAA, AAA and AA teams: LR Catholic 20, LR Mills 7; LR Central 27, Marianna 13; LR Hall 7, West Memphis 6; LR Parkview 20, LR McClellan 7: Pine Bluff 19, Forest City 8; Benton 14, Russellville 13; Hot Annual Hunter Safety Course Sponsored By Local Gun Club By AUBREY SHEPHERD TIMES Outdoor Writer Northwest Arkansas Rifle and Revolver Club is holding i t s annual hunter safety course this week. Last night's first session was very successful. The second session is tonight -- Thursday, September 5 -- at the club's indoor shooting range, one mile west ot Wheeler on Harmon Road. Anyone may take this course. Instruction in safe handling of shotguns, rifles and other firearms is to be provided. Many states, including Colorado and Wyoming, require possesion of a valid safety certificate before issuing a hunting license.' Arkansas may in the future have such a requirement. In order to receive certification, a person must attend at least two of the sessions and pass the required examination. Graduates will receive a distinctive emblem and identification 'card in recognition of completion of the course. The examination is to be administered on . Saturday September 7 at the shooting range. The only fee is $2.00. Persons need not bring firearms to the first session. For further information, contact James Gibson at 521-5730 or evenings at 442-9330. prings 14, Malvcrn 7; Sylvan ills 20, Jacksonville 7; Texar- aim 14, Texas High 8; Fa- ettevllle 14, Bentonville 6; piro, Okla., 14, Springdale 7: lytlicville 19, Helena 7. and onesboro 14. Batcsville 7. Mountain Homo 13, Marshall ; Berryville 20, Huntsville. 14; iiloam Springs 13, Jay, Okla., · Van liuren 14, Alma 13; De- Queen 13, Mena 7; Paris 20, Dardanclle G; Atkins 20, Su- iaco 14; Waldron 7, Mansfield ; Pocahonlas 13, Gosncll 6: Vynne 20, Newport 14; Osceola 3, Lepanto 7; Paragould 22. Rivercrest 15; Corning 14, reen County Tech 13; Brink- cy 14, Marion 7; DeWitt 20, Nashville 19; Parkin 13, Hughes 7; Harvcll 23, Barton 14; Morrilton 10. Stuttgart 8; Altheimer 7, Delta 6. and Sheridan 14, Dollarway 7. I Lakeside 14. Lake Hamilton fi; Watson Chapel 20, White Hall 8; Bauxite 13, Bryant 7; Carlisle 20, Cabot 15; Lonoke 13. Pembe 7; Searcy 15, Joe T. Robinson 7; Prescott 13. 1N3S 44MW WED., THURS., FBI., SAT. OPEN DAILY 9 TO 9; SUNDAY CLOSED Charge Card AM/FM 8-Track Stereo 1 Only. No-Frost Adjustable Shelves Reg. 549.00 Reg, Includes AM/FM/FM Stereo radio, tape player 8" speakers. Walnut Finish. B. CONSOLE STEREOS · AM/FM/FM-stereo radio with AFC · Built-in 8-irack stereo tape player · Automatic 4-speed record changer · Solid-state engineering Capehart 42" Console 149.88 1974 APPLIANCE CLEARANCE WHIRLPOOL REFRIGERATORS 19.0'Side-By-Side Coppertone 496°° 19.1 "Side-By-Side White 1 Only. No-Frost Reg. $419.00 17.2 Cu. Ft. No-Frost Adjustable Shelves, lee Maker. White.! 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For those whose memories are that bad, what happened was that in the 1972 opener Rodgers' UCLA team ended Nebraska's dream of an unprecedented third consecutive national crown with a 20-17 upset afler the Cornhuskers had won 23 games in a row and had a 32-game unbeaten string. Rodgers has come home to Georgia Tech and on Monday night he gets a chance to upend another · national champion when the Yellow Jackets entertain Notre Dame before a nationwide television audience (ABC-TV. 9 p.m., EOT). . TLast year's picks produced a r»al tally of 521 right and 189 iirong with 17 ties for * .734 ntroentaft. The bowl count was 8-3, including Notre Dame's 24-23 Sugar Bowl victo- ·y over Alabama, which was 'orecast here as a 27-24 game. UCLA at Tennessee: Next year. UCLA plays Tennessee in Los Angeles. This year, it's Knoxville, Big Orange Country ... Tennessee 21-M. Houston at Arizona State: The winner of this one just might go unbeaten the rest of the way, too. 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