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·IUIUinilllUlll!llllllllllCU[|ltlllll!lllimiMI!U!UIIUI!l!l!l![||!M Grant Hall Ron Cole Tackles Infamous Losing Streak Of Iberia Chances are, you've heard about Iberia (Mo.) High School. You know -- the .school whose football team has nover won a game. Yeah, that's right. Iberia is the team thai was featured on a national news program last year. Well, guess who's the head coach there now. None other than Ron Cole, Class of 1064. Fayetteville High School. The same Ron Cole who was an all-conference tackle for the Bulldogs, and a two-lime all-AIC guard at Arkansas Tech. You know the family, Ron's father Everett runs an ambulance eseicvr an ambulance service in Fayetteville, and his mother Beulah is that friendly teller at Mcllroy Bank. Ron married his high s c h o o l sweetheart and homecoming queen, the former Helen Langham, when both were 18 years old. They've been involved with football, happily, ever since. After graduation from Tech, Ron got a job as assistant coach as Cassville, Mo. One year was all he needed to become head coach. Starting with a 1-9 mark in 1969, Ron elevated C 1 a s s - A A Cassville to records of 3-7, 6-4, 6-4 and · 7-3. TIME TO MOVE With the 7-3 season of last · y e a r , Ron anticipated coaching offers from high- · er-classification schools. None was forthcoming. "I felt I had gone as far as · I could at Cassville," he said. "I was 27 years old, I'd proved I could build a . winning program and felt · it was time to move on." But why Iberia? "It offered another chance to take a losing program and turn it around," said Cole. "If I can keep doing that, sooner or later I'm . going to get noticed. And . although I'beria is Class A, I got an increase in salary." Just exactly how many straight games has Iberia lost? "The best we can determine, it's 68." said R o n . "Nobody in his right mind . would want this job, you . know." · But Ron thinks the breakthrough will come this year. "We lost to St. James 16-0 In our first game," he said Friday. "But they didn't score after the first quarter. Tonight we play Versailles, and I think we have a good chance. We're trying to nxake these kids realize they can win if they just eliminate the mistakes." LACK CONFIDENCE Of course, 'when you've lost 68 in a row, you're talking about a lot of mistakes. "Our boys don't have confidence in themselves · yet," said Cole, "because they've been put down f o r so long." Says senior tri-captain Frankie Duncan, "We've always been c a l l e d the doormat of our conference. Even here at our own school, if you were a football player, you were the lowest thing around. I hope we at least win one game this year." Part of the problem at Iberia has been.the success of the 'basketball team. In the past, players have quit the hapless football team in mid-season when basketball started. "A successful athletic program depends heavily on the cooperation between the football and basketball coa- ,ches," said Cole. "Sp I had to get a basketball coach who wouldn't fight me." The coach he found, Jim Wyatt, agreed with Cole that if a player quits foot- hall before the season ends, he won't be allowed to play Miller Barber Open Three Stroke Lead In PGA Event SPORTS JJortfjtoesft SECTION C FAYETTEVIU.E, ARKANSAS, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1974 Cowboys Lay It On 26-7 basketball. "We're going to play football In the fall, . we're going to play basketball in the winter and we're doing to run track in the spring," says Cole. "Then we can donkey around in the summer." ' WON'T WALK OUT Cole has assured his team that he won't leave until he builds a winning program. Toward " that end, he has spoken to civic groups in an attempt to establish a group of hard-core supporters. He must have succeeded, because Iberia Superintendent Ray Fullerton notes, "More people show up to watch practice now than used to show up for games." Ron's most enthusiastic supporter is Helen, who in addition to teaching English at Iberia is the sponsor of the cheerleading squad. "I also launder the team's uniforms," she says. Helen admits she's a noisy fan: "I make myself heard. I like to yell. I'm disappointed in people who go' to games and don't say anything." After a loss, Helen · says she has "learned how to tell whether to say something or wait two or three days. Sometimes Ron will want to hash over the whole game and we'll be up until 3 or 4 in the morning." If lie accomplishes nothing else this season, Ron wants to produce a team that plays well enough "to walk off the field proud." He has found that football players at Iberia have not been treated with respect in the past. GIVES EXAMPLE As an example, he relates an incident that occurred after the St. James game: "On the wa home we stopped and bought a meal for the fooys. I didn't think ·anything about it. "One boy came up to me and said, 'Coach, I don't have enough money to pay for this.' "I said it was okay because the school w a s paying for it. They'd never bought them meals here before. It was just a hamburger, some french fries- and a coke, but the way they acted, you'd have thought it was a T-bone steak." Ron added, "When we win . our first game, I'm going to buy all the boys T-bones, and I won't mind it a bit." Before he hung up the phone, Ron wanted to say a few words about the late Bob Gardner: "His death was a great loss to me. We played on the same district championship team in 1963. He was a fine person and a tremendous athlete. "We used . to kid Boo because he was forever calling sprint-outs to the left and then running to the right, or vice versa. We'd all take off one way, and there would be Bob going the other. But it didn't matter. Even with no blacking, he either made the yardage or completed the pass. "I don't know anybody who didn't like Bob Gardner, and for a great athlete, that's rare." Oklahoma State Smashes Hog Hopes College Football Washington, Mo. 13, Rochester 12 South Methodist 28, Virginia Tech 21 Allegheny 39, Case Western 0 Augustana, S.D. 19. East Montana 0 Kansas St Univ 17, Wichita Stale 0 Minnesota 42, North Dakota 30 No Dakota St 15, Morningside 7 Arkansas St Col 33, Cent Missouri St 13 · Sail Jose State 7, California 3 Connecticut 36, Vermont 22 Lehi'gh 33, Colgate 12 Navy 7, Penn State 6 Rutgers 16, Bucknell 14 Tulane 31. Army 14 North Carolina 31, Wake Forest 0 Virginia 38, William Mary 28 West Virginia 16, Kentucky 3 Cent Michigan 21, North Michigan 7 Michigan State 19, Syracuse 0 Ohio State 51, Oregon State 10 Carnegie-Mellon 13, Thiel College 0. Holy Cross 45, Brown 10 Rhode Island 48, North, eastern 36 Appalachian St 30, Davidson Col 0 Auburn 52, Chattanooga 7 Pittsburgh ' 27, Georgia Tech 17 Denison Univ 14, Albion 7 Mount Union 27, Wooster 7 Ohio 20. Kent State 0 State College .of Arkansas 3J, Central Missouri 13 Porker Offense Can't Shake Execution Woes Until Fourth Quarter It would be nice to be able to report that Iberia beat Versailles Friday night. But it didn't happen. Ron was "hashing over" the game 'with Helen when reached at 12:30 a.m. Saturday. "We lost 13-0" he said. "We beat ourselves. For starters, we had 110 yards in penalties, 10 fumbles and two blocked punts. One of the '"slocked punts was run in for a touchdown." But he'll let us know when Iberia wins one. Professional Baseball AMERICAN LEAGUE / East W L Pet. GB York Baltimore Boston Cleveland Milwaukee Detroit Dakland Texas Minnesota Chicago Kan City California 83 82 78 73 73 70 West 85 67 80 70 V9 74 73 61 .542 .536 .517 .483 .480 .461 .559 .533 .516 .490 .483 .399 1 4 9 914 1214 4 614 1014 1114 2414 (AP Wirephoto) RUNNING IN CLOSE QUARTERS .. .OSU's George Palmer, with the ball, bucks the middle of Arkansas's defense. Linebacker Dennis Winston, on the ground, has a first grasp on Palmer's legs, while Leolis Harris (72), Bill Burns and John Rhiddiehoover close in on the play Nothing Works Porkers Constantly In The Hole By BRUCE STAPLETON TIMES Sports Writer LITTLE ROCK -- Like vultures descending on the aftermath of Hurricane Fill, 1 a score of reporters converged on the Arkansas dressing room following Saturday night's massacre at War Memorial Stadium. But what do you say to a balloon that's just had a pin stuck into it? .The most obvious question is'what happened? The key word, heard over and over in the post game locker room was execution, and that doesn't mean swinging from a rope, in this case, although there should V a parallel there somewhere. Frank Broyles said it first, "They got the jump on us. We didn't execute properly and our : offense never regained it: i poise." On the surface, at least, it looked like Arkansas's passing was to blame for most of the offensive downfall, but locker room sentiment didn't back that up at all. According lo quarterback coach Gordon Norwood, "We just weren't executing our run ning game like we should We're primarily a running team and when we couldn't establish our running game it was lob late to pass. Possibly we could have started passing a little sooner, but Oklahoma State By GRANT HALL TIMES Sports Edilcr. ... LITTLE ROCK -- The score wasn't as bad as last year, but the beating was. Oklahoma Slate, which beat Arkansas 38-6 last year, dumped the Razorbacks 26-7 here Saturday night. O.S.U. shutdown everything Arkansas tried, arid allowed the Razorbacks past midfield 'only once in the ball game. Arkansas was held to minus yardage passing for the second straight week, and rushed for only 125 yards on 48 carries. The Cowboys, meanwhile, gained 271 yards on C8 rushes and 44 more yards in the air. Just as in the game last year, Oklahoma State handed Arkansas atrocious field position. The Friday's Games New York 5-3, Cleveland 4-0 Baltimore 2, Boston 1 Detroit 8, Milwaukee 5 Minnesota 3, California 2 Kansas City at Texas, ppd., vain Chicago 2, Oakland 0 Saturday's Results Minnesota 8, California 1 New York 14, Cleveland 7 Boston 6, Baltimore 5, 10 innings Milwaukee 6, Detroit 2 Oakland at Chicago Kansas City at'Texas, (2) MASON, Ohio (AP) Old from Australia who rarely plays in the United Stales. Regelado, a surprise winner six strokes over heavily" fa°i c t lhe Pleasant Valley Classic pro Miller Barber managed a Iwo-imder-par G9 and opened up a three-stroke lead--including y'pred Jack Nicklaus--Saturday in the third round of the $150,-' 000 Ohio Kings Island Golf Tournament. The 43-year-old Barber, try- Ing lo extend a seven-season string of at least one victory a year, put together a 54-hole total of 205, eight-under-par on the 6,990-yard, Jack Nicklaus Golf Center. But he failed to completely shake the still- threatening Nicklaus. The Golden Bear holed one putt of 72 feet--"It's been a long lime since I made a putt that long and I stepped it off," he said--and birdied two of his last four holes for a 69. "I'm sitting in pretty position," Nicklaus said. good , strokes can change hands very quickly. If I play a good solid round tomorrow, well, you never know what might happen. "It's not so much how many strokes you're behind--it's how many guys are in front of you, earlier this season, had a third- round 69 and was second at 208. Marsh, who cametto this country to play in last week's World Open, also shot a 69 in the cool, crisp, fall weather and was alone in third at 209. THE LEADERS Third-round scores Saturday in the $150,0.00 ; Ohio Kings Island Open Golf Tournament on the 6,990-yard, par 71 Jack Nicklaus Golf Center: Sunday Starters American League Cleveland (Kern 0-1 or Ellingsen 1-0) at New York (Dobson 16-15) Baltimore (Cuellar 20-10) at Boston (Clveland 11-13) California (Hassler 5-11) al Minnesota (Albury 6-9) Oakland (Holtzman 19-14) at Chicago (Kucek 1-3) Kansas City (Leonard 0-2) at Texas (Jenkins 23-12) Detroit (Coleman 13-12) ' at Milwaukee (Colborn 9-12) Sunday's Games New York (Matlack 12-13) at Pittsburgh (Reuss 15-10) Chicago (Stone 8-5) at St. Louis (Gibson 10-12) Philadelphia (Lonborg 15-11) al Montreal (Rogers 14-20) Atlanla (Capra 15-8) at Houston (Wilson 10-13). Cincinnati (Gullett 17-10) at San Francisco (Monlesfusco 2- Razorbacks faced an average of 78 yards to go on their possessions. T h e i r scoring drive, a 73 yarder, took 19 plays and 7:23 on the clock, stretching over the third and fourth quarters. That drive v succeeded only he- cause the Razorbacks trailed 19-0 arid had to Ramble three times on fourth down. Barnabas White nmde the necessary yards on fpurlh-and-one at mid field and Marsh White got the requisite yards on fourth-and-foyr at the 44 and fourth and three at the 30. Barnabas White finally scored .he touchdown from the. seven ;aking a bloop pitchout from quarterback Scott Bull anc making a quick cutback. Steve Little added the extra, poinl with 10:08 left in the game, and Arkansas trailed 19-7. The Arkansas defense stopper O.S.U. cold and the offense gain :d 19 yards to its 43 before Bob Shepard intercepted Bull's mss. Arkansas stopped the visitors again, but O.S.U. retained he ball when the Razorbacks had 12 men on the field on a ourth-and-five punting situation. That tore it for the Razorbacks. Oklahoma! state quickly completed a l4-play touchdown drive, covering 55 yards. The 'Pokes did it in typical 'ashion, with fullbacks, Robert ["urner and George Palmer al- ernating carries with halfbacks Alfred Nelms, Terry Miller, and {enny Walker. On third down rom the five yard line Walker iust got inside the left pylon of the end /one. It was the "irst touchdown scored against :he Razorback defense this year. Abby Daigle converted to set the final score 26-7 with 2:49 to play. STATE'S DOMINATION Oklahoma State's domination of the first half was much greater than its 13-0 lead indicated. The Cowboys finished each of their seven possessions in Arkansas territory, reaching the 14, four, 37, 33, eight, 22, and 29. But they got only two Daigle field goals from those series. Their touchdown came on an eighty-three yard punt return by Wes Hankins with 4:24 left in the first quarter. Hankins. a' 166-pound freshmen from Bristow, Oklahoma, look Mike Kirkland's punt at his 17 and. quickly broke free down the left sideline. The only man he had lo teat was Kirkland, who wailed far him near midfield. Hankins juked to his left and went to his right, turn- ing Kirkland around. He scored easily, and Daigle added the extra point for a 7-0 lead. Daigle's field goals came from 21 and 27 yards. He missed tries of. 54, 51, and 40 yards. O.S.U's first possession ended on downs at the Razorback 14 ,and its last one of the half died with a fumble at the 29. The Cowboys had to start the second half at'their own six yard line as the result of a clipping penalty, but quarterback Charley Weatherby backed into his end zone on the first play and completed a first down pass to split end Gerald Bain. O.S.U. went on to two field g ials in Ihe third period as aigle hit from 33 yards and 23 yards. O.S.U. held a 7-1 edge in first downs after Ihe first quarter, a 10-2 lead at the half and a 15-3 advantage after three quarters. The Cowboys finished with a 208 edge, so dominaling were the es of ends James "Duck'' hite and Tony Buck and safety arrell Meyers that Arkansas ained only 41 yards on 26 first alf rushes. Arkansas attempted only one ass in the first half. It was in- omplete. The Porkers fared no etter in the second half, com- leting three of ten for a minus iree yards. The Razorbaeks ho proved to U.S.C. that big- me college football teams can ot live by the pass alone, provec aturday night that they can't ve without the threat of a pass ither. Texas Longhorns Pop Fiesty Wyoming 34-7 2) San Diego (Grief 9-17) at Los Angeles (Downing 5-6) Miller Barber Vic Regalado 68-68-69-205 69-70-69-208 Graham Marsh 69-71-70-210 Jack Nicklaus Dick Rhyan Joe Inman Larry Hinson George Johnson Ed Sneed Curtis Sifford There's only three." Jim Fcrriell In addition to Barber, they ,... ,,.,, are Mexican «pset-rr-.ker, Vic-! Mlke ""' tor Regelado, and Graham I Tom Jenkins I70t0r*nlr 71-71-69-211 65-72-74-211 68-74-69-211 71-71-69-211 73-70-68-211 71-71-71--213 70-70-73-213 69-71-73--213 72-68-73--213 73-70-70-213 Marsh, a globe-trotting veteran'David Graham 72-71-70--213 Milwaukee Thumps Detroit 6-2 MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Pedro Sarcia bounced a dou'ole off the left field wall, driving in two runs to break a 2-2 tie and ead .he Milwaukee Brewers to a 6-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers Saturday. With the score tied 2-2, Gorman Thomas singled in the sev enth off Tiger starler Mickey Nolich, 16-19, then stole second. Charlie Moore walked,- and after Tim Johnson flied oul, Garcia drove a line drive to the 362-foot mark in left field, both runners scoring. The Brewers added two more runs in the eighth on George Scott's run-scoring double and an RBI single by Sixlo Lez- AUSTIN, Tex. (AP) - All American Roosevelt Leaks, playing in his first game snice a spring practice knee injury, thundered five yards for a touchdown laic in the third quarter Saturday night to help 9th-ranked Texas subdue scrappy Wyoming 34-7 in an intersectional clash. Texas scored on its first Ihree possessions on Gralyn Wyatt's 27-yard run, Mike Presley's 10-yard dash, and Earl Campbell's four-yard run to build a quick 20-0 lead. But the underdog Cowboy; refused to die behind the inspired play of freshfan quar- etrback Rick Costello and split end Steve Burke who hooked up for a 22-yard touchdown pass and run play to make it 20-7 at nalftime. Leaks, job to Campbell, was inserted into the game as halfback on Texas second possession and gainci 25 yards on his first run. His five-yard scoring dash who lost his fullback freshman sensation capped reeled 80-yard drive di substitute quarter back Marty Aikins, who was pushed into the fray when starter Presley suffered a con cussion. . Three other Texas players were sent to the dressing room with injuries by the hard hitting Cowboys. Tight'end Tommy In gram suffered a dislocated lef thumb, defensive fackle . Free Currin sprained his right knee and defensive end Lionne Johnson sustained bruised ribs, Wyalt, a freshman from Tc sarkana, Ark., scored his see md touchdown on a 12-yard run n the fourth quarter. The ouchdown came after Terrj Melaneonh ad returned an in erception 60 yards. The slippery Wyatt was thi game'p leading ground gaine; iVith 127 yards on 11 carries. Leaks gouged out 56 yards on 1 carries and Camphell addei another 54. Wyoming, now 0-2 for thi icaspn, played without thi services of leading receiver Ar chie Gray who had the flu. Texas, which upped its sea son record to 2-0 blew two ex cellent scoring opportunities i ;he first half. In.both instance it was fumbles by halfback Jo Aboussie which contributed t Ihe drive-slopping efforts b the Longhorns, playing befor 52,800 fans at Memorial sla dium. In one inslance, Aboussi tumbled the bail at the Wyon ing goal line and Doug Wilso alertly recovered. Texas furr bled five times in the first ha alone. For Presley, it was his firs start as a quarterback at Texa in his cally, Ihree-ycar career. Iron he was awarded - Ih slarting job after Aikins su fered a mild concussion las week in the Boston Colleg game. Costello, who came in fo Wyoming starting qimrterbac Slive Trusso, completed 12 31 passes for 1!)3 yards but su fered four interceptions, California Claims Win BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -toward Strickland's two-yard ouchdown run with 2:45 naining produced a lie and Ion Vanclermeer's conversion ick rallied California to a 17-16 ollege football victory over an Jose State Saturday. The host Golden Bears, down 3-3 at the half to the underdog partans, scored 14 points in he final period to square their 'ecord at. 1-1. Chicago Cubs Embarrass Cards By Huge Margin ' ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Ste\ Swisher belted his first majo league grand slam . hqrne, r ri and Tom Deltore scattered 'si hits, leading the Chicago Cub to a 19-4 romp over the S Louis Cardinals Saturday. The Cubs' 18-hit assaul which included a three-ru liomer by Jose Carrienal, pro du,ced the highest run tolal o ;he season against the Cards who used six pitchers. Despite the defeat, secom place St. Louis remained one lialf game behind Pittsburgh j the National Leagure Eas race. The Pirates were beate 4-2 by the New -York Mets. Dettore, -3-4, also chipped in two-run single lo a six-run CuL explosion in the third inning. Jim Tyrone's single led o the Cubs' decisive third again Claude Osteen, 9-11, and th Cardinal left-hander was lifte after Bill-Madlock singled wit one oul. Ray Bare relieved an worked the count to 3-2 on Ca denal, who pounded the ne delivery off the top of the lei field wall for a three-ri homer. Chicago added an unearne run for a 7-0 lead in the fourt then boosted its lead to 12-0 : the sixth when the Cards'- Bil ry Lersch walked four straigl baiters and Swisher followe with his grand slam lo left. The Cards,- absorbing the third defeat in four games, nally broke' through again Detlore in the sixth on single by Lou Brock and Regg Smith, a triple by Ted Simmo and a double by Bake McBrid stole his 112 season for t Brock also base of Ihe Cards, adding lo his own ma.j league record for one season. opped our running and that as the real key," Norwood ded, "We did catch on to OSU's. ifcnse at the end," quarter- ck Scott Bull said. "But by at time it was too late. Dokes id White were just great and ey had a lot to do with break-, g up our running game." Arkansas's leading rusher llback Marsh White also ressed the execution theme. You have to . have execution ith the wishbone." he pointed ut. "and we didn't have it to- ghl." A s k e d w h y t h e H o g s ere able to run belter at the nd, "We just decided we're ere going to play hard nosed lolball. We had a good game an .all the way, but we just idn't execute at first." So there you have it. You an't pin the blame on Arkanas's passing, and in fact Ark- nsas's practice sessions wera evoted to passing last week: Now what about next Satur- ay's game with Tulsa? F o r vor Ihe oplimisl, Bull said, This game didn't knock down ny spirits a bit. I think wa p ere the better team, even if 'e didn't show it." A wary Broyles probably ummed it up best, "We'll just ave to circle the wagons and et tough." SCA Rolls To Non Loop Win Over CMS 33-13 CONWAY, Ark. (AP.) -- Senior tailback Nathaniel Daniel scored four touchdowns here Saturday and led State College of Arkansas to a 33-13 noneonfe- rence victory over Central Missouri State College. Daniel rushed 33 times for 221 yards to establish a school ccord. ' He broke lose for a 58-yard scoring run in the second quar- anrl, before the ha!f ended, scooted in from 14 yards out. In the fourth quarter, Daniel scored on an eight-yard sweep vhieh capped a 49-yard drive. Daniel carried five times for all 49 yards. He scored again from the five , r ani line after SCA recovered a tumble on the Central Missouri 17. SCA's olher touchdown came on a 90-yard pass play frof halfback Borsca Brown to split end Tom Solomon. Brown took pitchout from quarterback Dickie Williams at the SCA 10, then unloaded a 40-yard bomb to Solomon. Central Missouri scored with seven seconds left in the game a three-yard run by Dans Henningscn, who led his team with 61 yards on 26 carries. Bill Mullis booted field goals of 20 yards and 45 yards in the second quarter to accounl for Central Missouri's other points. Both learns now have records of 1-1. Delaware Rolls NEWARK, Del. (AP) -- Halfback Bern Roberts scored Ihrea touchdowns and gained 134 yards as Delaware, Ihe nation's fifth-ranked small college football team, thumped The Citadel 48 12 Saturday. (AP Wlrephoto) ARKANSAS'S LEADING RUSHER .. Marsh White (32) summed it up best when he said that the Hogs just couldn't- get the wish- ' bone ojjense working correctly until it was just too late in the game , j

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