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With Balanced Running, Good Defense Kickapoo Stuns Bulldog*, 20-0 By GRANT HAI.L TIMES Sporls Edllur : SPRINGFIELD. Mo. -- Jim Pearson, (he personable Kicka- ·-poo High School football coach, was on hand to size up his '.opponents for the evening when ' they debarked from the bus - Friday. "We really want to beat ;,,-thi5 Fayetteville bunch," he - said, "bul everyone tells me we ,. can't." i. Everyone was wrong. Kickapoo converted two early ;,-Bulldog turnovers into touch"'.downs, scored again on a 98- yard interception relurn and - .rallied around tackle Morgan " Trokey lo shul out Fayelteville ' 20-0. ' ' "We really niissed the boat." 4 said Fayetteville Coach Doyne ; Davis. "All of us underesti- ;· mated this team. All we heard ! this week was how we'd beat ole Kickapoo by four touch! downs." : Instead, they ran into new, .improved Kickapoo. S i n c e . Pearson installed 140-pound ·Brad Anderson at quarterback * Hate last season, the C h i e f s *have won five in a row. An- ·Iderson mostly r.ands off to one '··ot three fine running backs: 'Igham and Mark Mallian. : l EFFECTIVE TRIO Against Fayetleville, Mallian gained 65 yards on seven carries, McTaggart gained 63 on 13 and Padgham got 60 01 18. That's 188 y a r d s on 38 carries, with no fumbles lost Together with the wide-ranging defensive fury of Trokey, a down lineman with 10.9 speed in the 100-yard dash, it was winning combination. Perhaps the Bulldogs should have suspecled it was not lo be their Friday the 13th when tail back Michael Jackson woke up at 5 a.m. with stomach cramp that sent him to the hospital The ailment proved not to b serious, but Jackson did no make the trip. If that didn't shake the Bull dogs, their first play, from scrimmage did. Quarterbac Lawson Osburn and fullback Brian Ricks missed connection: on a handoff, and Kickapoi linebacker Mark Brueggemann recovered the ball in mid - ai" at the Fayetleville 35. One play later, McTaggar angled lo his left on a nic bit of misdireclion and outran four Bulldog defenders for a 36 yard touchdown run. Trokej added the extra . point an Kickapoo led 7-0 after only 1:23 Similiar misfortune 'befel Fayetteville on its second possession. Chiefs' cornerbacl Kirk Brinovec intercepted Os burn's third-and-«even pass a' the Bulldog 44 and returned i ' 11 yards to the 33. PADGHAM SCORES · This time it took Kickapo eight plays to score. Padgham gained 16 of the yards,-convert ing one fourth-and-lwo situatio and then going in from a yar away. He fumbled on the touch down plunge, but had broke the plane of the goal line. Tro key again kiciked the PAT t give the Chiefs a 14-0 lead wit 5:03 left in the first quarter. : But the gremlins were jus - beginning. On the second pla of F a y e 11 e v i 11 e ' s nes possession, Rick Taylor's 6 "yard toucbdown run was null -tied by a holding penalty. Th .''officials adjudged right guar "Steve Eason with the offensr State Scores , CLR Parkview 27, Camden 0 ':'- NLR Northeast 17, El Dorad -6' ' Blytheville 14, Forrest City ;,'LR Central 17, Pine Bluff 16 ,'.' NLR Ole Main 14, Jonesbor -7, '", Hot Springs 21, Jacksonville ·· i FS Southside 26, Conway 6 FS Northside 13, Springda "LR Hall 7, LR Catholic 0 ',,· West Memphis 19, Memph Frayser 6 · Texarkana 27, Bastrop, La., Hope 20, Prescott 0 Mountain Pine 22, Miner Springs 14 . Mount Ida 20, Bismarck 0 :· Hoxie 54, Weslside 14 ;'· Corning 28, Piggott 0 . ' Clinton 6, Bauxite 0 .· Junclion City 18, Bernic La., 6 1 Magnolia 18, Nashville 6 Holly Grove 7, Elaine 0 Perryville 20. Lamar 6 Crosselt 15, Malvcr n!2 Horatio 7, Fouke 6 De Queen 12, Broken Bo Okla., 0 Ashdown 27. Arkadelphia 20 Mayflower 30, Palestine 0 . LR Mills 7, LR McClellan 6 Gravette 20, Gentry 0 ' Dumas 13, DeWitt 0 Paragould 35, Trumann 12 T'jrrell 14. Luxora 12 Morrilton 42, Subiaco 0 Springfield, Mo., 20, Fayelt ville 0 Lincoln 16, West Fork 9 Mountain View 20, Mounla Home 0 Batesville 16, Pocahonlas 13 Benton 15, Sluttgart 0 Wynne 28, Hughes 0 Rogers 20, Siloam Spring sO Osceola 8, Newport 3 Murfreesboro 33, Magn Cove 6 Foreman 7. Stamps 6 Lakeside 42, Sheridan 8 Dollarway 13, Lake Hamilto 2 Ozark 44, Mansfield 0 Mena 20, Heavener, Okla., 0 Russellville 5, Harrison 0 Hsamburg 21, Warren 6 Bentonville 21, Alma 16 ' Atkins 35, Danville 8 . Helena 13, Brinkley 2 McCrory 40, Oak Grove 0 Watson Chapel 26, Allheim ut Eason said later that he isscd his block on the play id didn't touch anyone. With 26 second left in the If, the Bulldogs had anolher uchdown called back. Tight id Larry Atha made a circus Ich of Osburn's 21-yard pass ;ep in the end zone, but tackle lurch Pearce was ruled down- eld incligibly. Many Bulldog fans theorized at the officials mistook lail- ack Steve Baird, nutn'ber 70, r a lineman. Asked about the ay at halftime, al indicated that one was offi- Tppened. But another said, "I ailed it on number 77 and he new it." Pearce later said he didn't ink he had crossed the neutral one, but couldn't say ab- olulely. In any case, the Bulldogs vercame the penalty on the ext play when Taylor took a creen pass 24 yards to the 12 nd Kickapoo piled on. moving he ball to the six. Osburn was irown for two losses back to the 12, but the Bulldogs siill nad Ihrce seconds of clock lo work with. LONG TilliF.E SECONDS Those three seconds stretched into 14 or 15 when Osburn under threw a pass for Taylor, who was open briefly at the goal line. Cornerbiick S t e v e Adams, a 10.3 sprinter, intercepted at Ihe two and set sail. The clock rested mockingly al 0:00 as first Taylor and then Osburn tried unsuccessfully to catch Adams. Even as John McCutcheon blocked the extra point try, one could imagine Don Meredith singing. "Turn out the Ights: the party's over." For instead of oeing lied 14-14 or trailing 14-7. the Bulldogs trudged lo the dressing room facing 20-0 deficit. What happened in the second half was that Fayelteville had to leave ils game plan. By trying to score quickly, the B dogs never scored at "We're not a team that likes to throw on every other down," try- ull- said Davis. "But we felt we had lo iu Ihe second half." Osburn completed five ot 17 passes and G r e g McClelland completed two of six after he took over w i t h 10:35 lo play, bill it wasn't good enough. Fayetteville made it only lo Hie Kickapoo eight-yard line, and that wus with 1:30 to go.' CONTENT TO RUN The Chiefs were content to run the ball, punt it a n d let Trokey do his thing. As a result. Fayelteville finished with a 13-b edge in first downs, and in a flat-fooled lie in lot;il offense, 213 yards to 213. Kickapoo Ihrew only two passes all evening, completing one for 18 yards. Fayetleville passed for 79 yards, but the Chiefs led 195134 in rushing. Taylor led all rushers with 97 yards on 21 carries. He was moved from split end to tailback lo replace Jackson. Michael Buchanan switched from wingback to split end and caught two passes for 33 yards, but he also dropped a bomb from Osburn while running free early in the game. Said Davis, "The questionable calls aren't what concern me (he mosl. It's that Ihe kids here don't know what it lakes to win ycl. When you play the way we did tonighl, you put yourself in a position to have things happen lo you. You just can't wait until the middle of the second quarter to start playing." Davis added that the Bulldogs didnt know how good Trokey, McTaggart and others were because Kickapoo hadn't had lo exlend itself while beating West Plains, Mo., 39-0 l a s t week. "Troky is a good a tackle as we'll see," he said. "And we hit McTaggart some licks I could hear, but it never fazed him.'* Fayetteville. 1-1, will open its home schedule and conference season next Friday against Russellville. Tackle Bobby Davis spoke for all the Bulldog seniors when he said. "You're going lo see a different t e a m next week." Grizzlies Squeak Past Springdale 13-12 Errors Cost Dogs Dearly FORT SMITH -- Even in a losely played football conlest is always ironic to recount IB little things that eventually .ombined to produce victory for ne earn and defeat for another. Springdale head coach Jarrell Williams will probably pend much of next week pondering four fumbles and t w o missed extra point attempts hal combined to aid Fort Smith a 13-12 victory here Friday vening. The Bulldogs played impressively, despile mistakes, igainst Spiro Okla., just a week igo, and so figured to play well igainst the Grizzlies. In fact, Villiams seemed lo feel thai E there was a year to pick iff the lough Bears this was I. It didn't turn out that way .hough. Norlhside won the toss, ran our plays and punted to the ipringdale 27. The Bulldogs ran w o plays, including a jromising 13 yarder by Roger ^enny, before a fumble at their wn 41 handed the Bears good ield position and the ball. Springdale's defense held up veil under pressure and forced a punt from their own 39. Springdale again looked effec- ,ive on offense. Roger Penney. *andy Bilderback and David Reynolds showed touchdown Springdale 49. Tim Bland Springdale 12 talent until they reached their own 48. On first down another fumble put the Grizzlies on the punted to the and the Dogs returned the favor Ihree plays later. The Bears couldn't score out backed the visitors up to their own one on a classic coffin corner kick by Bland. Springdale could move only to their own 15 before punting. Northside took possession on the Springdale 38 and'used the running of senior Ira Harris to score some 11 plays later. It was Harris scoring from one yard out with 3:51 left in the h a l f . Springdale however, poured in on the extra point attempt to keep the score at 6-0. Randy Bilderback gathered in the kickoff and sprinted out to the 43. Penny got the call on the first three plays and picked up 11, 17 and four yards to the Northside 25. Bilderback managed five and Reynolds faked his way around end for 14 to the Northside three. From there it was Bilderback slipping around right end for the score with 24 seconds left in the half. One of those nagging i errors, a bad snap on the extra point kept the halftime score to an inconclusive 6-6 deadlock. Springdale maintained their second period offensive momentum in the early stages of the third period. Bilderback returned the third period kickoff 43 yards to the Northside 49. Quarterback Reynolds ran for eight, 19 and two yards to put Springdale on the Bear 17. From there Penney got three, Reynolds two and Kerry Burke four, for a first down at t h e nine. Penny ripped for four yards to the five and Bilderback scampered into the end- zone on a play that carried over right tackle. Again, though, the extra point fizzled short of its goal leaving the Dogs command 12-6. Springdale seemed to be in high gear with Reynolds hitting for 14 and 16 yards on consecutive plays. Penney managed three, but Bilderback exploded for 27, down' to the Northside 39. However, disaster once again struck when Penny was separated from the ball at the 38. Northside took control, and in typical Fort Smith fashion, ground out the required yardage for the tying touchdown. Ira Harris again scored for the Bears, this time from one yard away. Birazz Sawyer, after missing his first extra point chance, split the uprights for a 13-12 Northside margin with 6:22 left in the contest. Springdale t o o k possession and almost scored the winning touchdown. David Reynolds faded back to pass with mps of the Northside interior line and dumped off a nifty screen pass to Kerry Burke. Burke B u r k e slipped mornentar ily and t h e n literally rippe apart the Grizzley to score wha apparently was the winning touchdown. However, the offi cials ruled that Burke's knee had touched the turf on t h a early slip and returned the bal amidst prolonged howls from Bulldog fans, to the Springdale ... routinely retaine possession for the final tw minutes to secure their secom win of the season after defeating Rogers a week earlier. The Bulldogs clearly won th statistical battle. The D o g s put together 228 yards rushinj and 14 passing. Norlhside could manage only 139 yards total of fense and II first downs Jo for Springdale. Clearly, then, it was th errors that cost Springdale a upset victory. Fumbles led t t o u c h d o w n s or silence promising drives and tw provided the narrow foothol that Northside needed for a 13 12 victory. 35. Northside Miller Takes Lead With 6 At Pinehurst PINEHURST, N. C. (AP) -Johnny Miller, facing the possi- jility of $1,000 fine for failure 'to play in a professional manner" two weeks ago, has the lead in the richest golf tournament of Ihe year after perhaps :he most highly professional performance of the season. The slender blond, the sensation of ihe pro tour this year, birdied five o'. the first six holes he playeu Friday on the way to an eye-popping, eight- under-par 63--just one shot of the record on the famed No. 2 course at the Pinehurst Country expect too mucl when I started," Miller said. "I was just trying to make t h e cut. But I' can't anticipate my low rounds. When I get it go ing, I like to keep it going That's when I attack." Miller, already the winner of six tournaments and more than 136 the Maintains Win Streak Victory Over Elkins BY AUBREY SHEPHERD OF The TIMES SPORTS STAFF ELKINS -- The Farmington Cardinals figured that the 13 man Elkins squad was easy pickings. But the Elks with upset written on their faces second half, resulting in Farmington being able to start its first series from its 41 yard line. Farmington quickly gained nine yards, only to lose it because of a holding penalty. On the next play, Bill Cooper moved the ball about twenty yards to make up the loss. played the two time state Class [ g i v i n g Farmjn gton a third and B champions on almost dead -- ' ' ' " even terms for three quarters before falling 28 0 to a fourth quarter onslaught. A first half pass interception by Wesley Stevens set up Farmington's first touchdown, which Wesley scored. Later in the first half Stevens scored one. Wesley Stevens' run to the left brought a first down. Three running plays later Cooper made another first down. After a series of running plays brought Farmington to Iho Elkins 20 y a r d .line, a penalty moved Farmington far enough back to make a pass again, going around left end. I seem in order. Jeff Lankford Both extra point kick attempts were wide lo Ihe left, leaving the first half score at 12-0. The remainder of the first half was a back and forth caught the Doug Edwards pass, and Farmington was back in business. Elkins' defense seemed at this point to be increasingly defensive battle with Farming-,able to force the Farminglon ton's highly rated offense con-j runners to move outside in slanlly thwarted by Elkins.! order to pick up yardage. $256,000 this season, had a total after two rounds of $300,000 world open. That w a s six under par and one in front of veteran Frank Beard, who has been in a deep, two-year slump. Beard had a 70 for 137. U.S. Open champion Hale Irwin and Australian David Graham were another stroke behind at 137. Irwin had another 60 and Graham birdied his last three holes for a 68. Jack Nicklaus survived an erratic putter and a poor start for a 71 and 139. Nicklaus thrce- pulted three times and made double bogey on his first hole, but still was fell placed just three shots out of the lead. He was lied at 139 with Bob Murphy, Gene Littler, Mike Hill, Lee Elder and Nate Starks. Hill had a 67, Lilller 70, Elder and Starks 71 and Murphy, the first round leader, blew to a 74. Lee Trevino dropped back with 74-141 and three newly in stalled Hall of Fame members dropped oul--Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and 62-year-old Sam Snead failed lo make Ihe cul for the final two rounds. Palmer had 72-150, Snead 73 147 and Player, Ihe British Open and Masters champion, ended season with 77- his American 151. Miller's round was another in his series of exreniefy 1 o w scores and came just a short lime after he and former British Open champion Tom Wcis- kopf had been assessed $1,01)0 fines by Tournament Players Division" (TPD) Deans Beman, Commissioner Rick Ledbetler and John Bunch made good runs for Elkins. but time ran out with Elkins driving. Farmington escaped without a penally after an official reportedly was clipped by a Farmington player. An offsides penally against _ , , Elkins caused the Elks to have 140. Elkins' tenacious defense to kick oft twice to open' the [seemed overwhelming until a Farmington took a lime out with ihe ball near the Elkins six and promptly lost four yards on the next play. Suddenly Farmington was out of downs, and Elkins was able to gain only six yards in its three plays. Farmington ran the Elkins punt back to the Elkins Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Sat., Sept. 14, 1974 /Vest Fork Misses Golden Opportunities Lincoln Edges Tigers Greenland Blanks Mountainburg MOUNTAINBURG -- Greenland halfback Robert Ridley rushed for 187 yards on 21 carries to lead the Pirates to a 2f/-0 non-conference win over the Mountainburg Dragons here Friday night. Ridley picked up Ihe first Greenland touchdown with 2:11 remaining in the first quarter on a fiO-yard run from scrimmage. The extra point was no good, leaving the score at 6-0. With 10:05 left in the second stanza, halfback Jerry Ramcy capped a 73 - yard Greenland drive with a one-yard burst for the touchdown. The extra point attempt failed again, leaving the Greenland margin 12-0 at halflime. Another one-yard run accounted for the final Greenland touchdown, this one by Ridley with 7:08 to play in the Ihird quarter. Pirate quarterback Morris Lawson followed that up with a pass to end Steve Anderson for the two extra points to leave the score 20-0 Greenland. The Pirales thoroughly clomi- naled the game, but were con- sislenlly plagued by penallies, w h i c h nullified touchdown plays of 65 and 70 yards. The Pirates were penalized 15 times for a total of 155 yards. Greenland had 17 first downs to only three for Mountainburg, along win 286 yards lolal offense compared lo 76 for tiie dragons. Lawson completed three of eighl passes for 21 yards, two of them goin'g to Ridley. Defense standouts for Ihe pirates were tackle Stove Anderson with seven tackles and one assisl, along wilh nc-sernan Dennis Caudle, who had three tackles and nine assists. Another Greenland standout was Tommy Shackleford, who intercepted two passes,- including one that set up ihe final Pirate touchdown. Brian Ashburn also intercepted a pass for Greenland. The Pirales are now 2-0 for Ihe season and will play Elkins nexl Friday night at home. piling-on penalty moved the ba to the Elkins eight-yard line. Few in the relatively small local crowd could dowbt Elkins' ability to win the game up until this point at the very end of the third quarter. With only two substitutes dresser' ··"'. Klkins' men showed the stamina which comes only from a u uiy superb conditioning program. Few 13 man line-ups could stand up so well a g a i n s t . a championship team such as the Cardinals. On the play of the fourth quarter Farminglon scored its third touchdown and successfully ran for a two-point conversion, making the score 20 to 0. Elkins lost control of the slick ball on Ihe following kick-off, but a personal foul penalty forced Farmington to kick again. An Elkins fumble in Ihe backfield soon gave Farmington Ihe ball on the Elkins 49 yard line. After a couple of punt exchanges Farminglon found itself in possession of Ihe ball on the Elkins 30 yard line. A quarterback sneak made the score 26-0 and another successful conversion run uppcd the score to 28-0 lor Farminglon. Elkins' Don Bunch caught a Mark Johnson pass, but Johnson was caught behind the line on the very next play to negate the gain. A third-down p a s s attempt sailed over the receiver's head lo fo-co nn Elkins punt, which gave Farminglon Ihe ball on ils own 3Y-yard line. Gary Cooper broke through Ihe line for a gain fo Ihe Elkins 45. Wilh only 38 seconds showing on the Scoreboard clock a fine, long Elkins pass broughl the ball to Ihe Farminglo n48-yard line. But a pass interception gave Farmington the ball and a chance to run out the clock. Elkins' Head Coach -- Bill Alvarez -- expressed pride in By BRUCE STAPLETON 01 t!ic TIMES Sports Slnff WE : ST FORK -- The number 3 may be unlucky for some eople but coach Alvy Early nd his West Fork Tigers could lave used a couple more of hem last night as the Bengals lowed 16-9 to Ihe Lincoln' Wolves in a" hard-fought conference opener for both teams. Quarters last only 12 minutes n high school football and thai vas about the unluckiest thing ibout Ihe game for West Fork. The Tigers found themselves nocking on the door at Ihe one- oot line in both the first and .econd halves, but lime ran out ioth times before they could .core. The Lincoln defense, mean- vhile, must be crcdilcd with some outstanding w o r k in Ihe clulch as the Wolves always seemed to stop the West Fork jround game when it counted. The Tigers took an early 3-0 cad on a 34-yard field goal by Duane Dunkle, which surprised nearly everyone. That score was set up by a Lincoln fumble on its first series of downs at the Wolves 31-yard line. Lincoln didn't stay down for a long, however, as the visitors surged back with a long touchdown drive late in the first quarter, paced 'by the running of big fullback T e d d y Hoi- comb. Lincoln ' quarterback Preston Brock covered the fina' six yards for the touchdown, and followed that up with another keeper for the two-point conversion, putting the visitors on top 8-3 with 1:14 left in the 'irst period. A series of miscues by both teams eventually led to Lin. coin's second touchdown mid way llirough the second quar ter. A high snap from cenlei on an attempted West Fork punt gave Lincoln the hall a the Tiger 21. but Duriklt returned the favor by intercepting a Lincoln pass to hand the ball back to West Fork at mid field. The Tigers couldn't move anc wound up in another punting situalion, but this time the, faked the kick and Rex Spark man passed complele Dunkle, who fumbled the bal to Lincoln. That put the Wolve. in 'business at the West Forl 41, and with the inside bull dozing of Holcomb again paving the way, Lincoln soon notchee its final touchdown of the night Danny Butler got scorinj honors this time as he slantcc off left tackle from three yard out for the all-important six pointer which eventually proveu decisive. Brock again accounlec for the two points on a keeper giving the Wolves a 16-3 margii with 3:55 left in the first half. The Tigers pulled out sorm Ihe 13 young meen who had such bad luck on this Friday Ihe thirteenth but who did not give up even in the fourth quarter and who have worked very hard to become a competitive football team. C o a c h e s Alvarez and Hamilton seem determined to build a strong football program at Elkins High School. For Farminglon, Bill Cooper rushed for 91 yards. Wesley Stevens scored three touchdowns and racked up 85 yards. Floyd Shelley had 35 yards, while Doug Edwards managed lo sneak 25 yards For the third touchdown of Ihe wards gained 45 game.- yards passing. Farminglon earned 12 first downs lo five for Elkins. Larry Phillips was credited with an important interception. azzle-dazzle offense as they uickly struck back for their nly touchdown of the game. Quarterback Sparkman pitched ack lo halfback Dunkle. who ircd a cannon shot syhich tra- 'eted some 30 yards in the air nto the outstretched arms of 'olm Schuster. Schuster gathered il iu wilh- ut breaking slride and thus onsummatcd a speclacular 69- pass play, pulling West right back in the ball June. The two-point conversion attempt failed, however, and the Tigers had lo settle for a 16-9 leficit with 2:24 left in Hie first h a l f . L i n c o l n couldn't nit ollowinK the kickoff, but a hard Vest Fork rush prevented pun- er Danny Butler from gelling t off. That gave West Fork Ihe ball at Ihe Lincoln 25, wilh less han two minutes lo go in Ihe ialf. The Tigers again went with .he halfback pass, this time "rom Dunkle to end Chuck Siebert covering 20 yards to the Time ran out, however before West Fork could wedge it in for the score. The second half was large!;, a defensive duel, marked 'by penalties and more early-season mistakes which stymied poten lial drives for bolh clubs. West Fork held the Wolves on downs twice inside the Tiger 20, but the Bengals couldn't get much Joing on offense themselves until late in the game. West Fork took over midwa$ llirough Ihe final period, laun ching a drive from their own 30. The Tigers converted twice on fourth down situations, and from the Lincoln 35 Dunkle sprang loose after reversing direction on an off tackle slant winding up with a 27-yard gai ner to give the Tigers a firs and goal at the Lincoln eighl. But time was getting shor and the West Fork running attack ran out of gas. Two lini backs got no further than the seven and Sparkman swept lef end to the five, presenling a fourth and goal dilemma Ihere. Dunkle bulled his way t Ihe one. bul the Lincoln defense total offense to 292 for t h e goal and that was the bal game. With 45 seconds left the Wolves r a n o u t t h e clock. , , Statistically the game vva: fairly even. with Lincolr collecting Ifl first downs to !· for West Fork and 219 yard, total offense to 2929 for the Tigers. Most of the Lincoli yardage was gathered on Hi ground, with Holcomb ac counting for slightly over 10 yards himself. West Fork hat 108 yards in the air on fivi of 12 completions. A big factor was penallies as West Fork got charged will Gentry Miscues, Gravette Fire Give Golden Lions 20-0 Win GENTRY -- Some c o s t l y Gentry miscues and a fired up Gravelle defense proved decisive, as the Gravette Lions handed the Pioneers a 20-0 non- conference loss here last night. Gravette scored first midway through the opening period on a 10-yard pass from quarter back Robert Hatfield to end Mark Plummer, after defensive end Danny Bowling had blocked a Gentry punt on the. Pioneers' 25-yard line. Lee Dpnnell converted the extra point to give the Lions a 7-0 advantage. With 1:57 to play in the first period. Gravetle halfback Eddie Scanllin plunged in from one yard out for the second Lion Pea Ridge Hawks Trample Altus PEA RIDGE -- After last week's disappoinling loss to Gentry the Pea Ridge Black- hawks returned to the field in fine fashion'to demolish the Altus Owls 34 6. Randy Easlerling starlet Ihings off for Pea Ridge in Ihe second stanza when he passec seven yards to Randy Phophel for the first score. The extra point failed. Later in the same period Easlerling cranked up and hit Jack Brown for 20 yards and anolher touchdown but again the PAT failed. After a 12-0 halflime score Jackie Ford plunged over from Ihe one and then scored the two point conversion in the early stages of the third period Altus recovered to score their lone touchdown in Ihe third on a quarterback sneak. The evening's final score came in the fourth period when Easterling fired his third touch down pass of the game, a 2! yardcr lo Brown. Jackie Fort added the extra point for the final 34-6 tally. TRI-LAKES ANTENNA Sales and Service New Uied Antennn Color · BlacK Whltt ·ootters » Towcrt Fre« EttlmjtM 751-7927 7S1-MN 75I-OM7 touchdown. That capped a shor Sravette drive after Bowlin had recovered in Gentry fum ble on the Pioneer 44. The pas for two extra points was nr good and the Lions seltled for 13-0 halflime lead. The third quarter was defensive duel, but Gravette go rack in the scoring column wit 5:01 left in the game on a ono yard run by Halficld. Donne booted the extra point for th final 20-0 margin. Joe Barker was Ihe leadini .{round gainer for Gravelte wit 37 yards in II carries, wh Halfield completed seven of passes for 103 yards; The Lion had 1S8 yards lolal offense I only 33 for Genlry, and 11 fir* downs to four for the Pioneers. A tenacious Gravelte detenu kept Genlry from crossing th midfield stripe until lale in 11' game, and Ihe Pioneers neve threatened seriously. Lcadin defenders for the Lions includi Bowling, Scanllin, Lesler Sau ders, Sean Dunigan and Han Kilgore. G r a v e t t e coach Bcrnar McAbce says he has a "sur cinch "in next week's g a m e since Ihe Lions have an ope dale. Genlry will have a non conference clash with Fairla Okla., on the road. Cyclical Razobacks Everybody knows lhat Arkan sas won Southwest Conferenc championships in 1954 and '64. and here it is 1974. But di you know Arkansas was 5-5 i '53 and again in '63 and the went 5-5-1 in '73? 53/4% 6 3 /4% ' 7'/2% We hare i savings program ·nd interest rate lo meet your needs. Fayetteville Savings Loan Association ' 201 N. East Avenue 0 yards of infractions to 70 for ncoln. The Tigers also lost vo of their top players midway rough the game, when Schus- r suffered a leg injury and ielxrt was ejected. Dunkle was the big man ifensivcly for W e s t Fork, ilh 87 yards rushing on carries. Lincoln coach Myrl obbs singled oul offensive cklc Anlhony Canada for spe- al praise. The 255-pound Caula repeatedly opened hir; oles for Ihe running of olcomb, Bullcr, Brock and licky West. Lincoln is now 1-1 on the sea- 011. while West Fork fell lo 2. Nexl week Lincoln returns onie .for anolher District. 1-A icountcr wilh Prairie Grove, liilc West Fork lakes on igue foe Berryville on the oad. Central Edges Pasi Spunky Pine Bluff By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Little Rock Central may want i bronze the feet of Robert rarrell and Danny Robinson, Farrell kicked a 31-ynrd field ;oal and two important extra ioints that proved the differ- nce iu the Fourth-ranked Tigers' 17-16 victory over scv- ilh-raiiked Pine Bluff Friday light. The flcct-footecl Robinson accd four yards for a touch- lown on fourth down to tie the core at 16-16 with 3:23 left in he game and set the sla'ge for Farrell's extra point. Central is one of the favorites n the AAAA race and P i n e 31uff had been labeled a dark- horse in the league. The only other member of the op 10 that lost was Little Rock "atholic, who dropped a 7-0 decision to Little Rock Hall. Top-ranked North Little Rock Northeast rallied in the second ialf to defeat El Dorado 17-(i in AAAA game. Second-ranked Little Rock Parkview crushed lamden 27-0. Quarterback Bruce Hay came off the bench o lead third-ranked Blylheville o a 14-0 victory over Forrest :ity. Fifth-ranked Hot Springs came from behind to heat Jacksonville 21-7 and Steve Mathews scored twice to pace sixth-ranked Fort Smith Soulh- side to a 26-6 victory over Convay. . F u l l b a c k Leonard Clay scored three touchdowns to spark eight-ranked West Memphis to a 19-6 triumph over Memphis Frayser. and Joncsboro were scoreless until Mike Monk raced six yards for a TD with 4:19 left in he game that started the Wild- rats to a 14-7 victory over the lun-icane. The Wildcats iced he decision wlieu Wayne Moore sped 23 yards with i:08 eft. Little Hock Mills scored ono of. its biggest victories, defeat- ng Little Rock McClellan 76. Raymond Ncsbill blasted five yards for McClcllan's loucli- lown with 1:40 left in the Jamc, but a two-point conversion attempt was halted. Four Class AAA teams fattened their records against AA. opposition. Benton scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to beat Stuttgart 15-0. Joe Smith rushed for 118 yards and scored one touchdown to lead Rogers Lo a 20-0 victory over Siloam Springs. Steve Gibson kicked a 33-yard field goal and the Russellville defense added a safety as the Cyclones defeated Harrison 5-0. Helena e v e n e d its record at 1-1 with a 13-2 victory over Brinkley. Sylvan Hills, a member ot AAA-Cenfral, defeated Marianna of AAA-East 60. Texarkana, which won the 1973 stale championship with a 13-0 record, evened its 1974 record at 1-1 with a 27-0 victory over Bastrop, La. One long winning streak continued and another ended. Farmington defeated Elkins 280 for its 25lh straight victory. Hope snapped Prescolt's 17- game winning streak, 20-0. 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