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Despite Making Seven First Downs To 'Dogs' 15 Southside Hangs On For 13-6 Win Over Fayetteville By GRANT HALL TIMES Sports Eclilor "They didn't quite beat us 350, did they," said Fayelleville Coach Doyne Davis. That had been a Fort Smith television station's forecast of Southside's margin over the Bulldogs. But the Rebels won by only 13-6 here Friday niglil. and took no prisoners. Fayelleville made 15 first downs to Soulhside's seven and ran 67 offensive plays to the Rebels' 39. Over tlie first, second and fourth quarters, Fayetteville had 61 snaps to their opponents's 21. "There's no question 'bill that this was our best game of the season." said Davis. "I don't know if our kids believed we could play Ibis well, but we're gonna play good football and beat some people before it's · over. We just have to stop · beating ourselves." He. was referring to turnovers that stopped three oF Fayelle- ville's first four possessions and resulted in seven points for Southside. After the Bulldogs drove from their 20 to a first down at the Rebel 27 on their second possession, cornerback Wes Ho b e r t so n - ' - p i c k e d off a Greg McClelland pass and 1 returned it 75 yards for a touchdown. WRONG RECEIVER "We had (tight end) Larry Atha wide open, but Greg picked the wrong receiver," said Davis. "This was only Greg's second game at quarterback. With more experience, he probably wouldn't have done it." Robertson added the extra point to his touchdown and Southside led 7-0 with '4:17 'to go in the first quarter. Fayetteville picked up six first downs in the game before Southside got its first on a 12- yard run by tailback Steve Mathews with 6:20 left, in the half. Mallscws followed that gain with a sprint draw that turned into a 78-yard touchdown nin. ., into the 'sfcortda'ry' and had only safety Jeenis Love to beat. Love made lip 10 yards and dived at the five, but Mathews slipped the tackle and eased in. Robertson missed the extra-point Iry. but Southside led 13 0 with 5:53 left. Because Mathews spiked the ball after he scored, Southside had to kick off from its 25 and Michael Jackson returned 18 yards to the Fayetteville 43. The Bulldogs quickly moved to the Rebel 31 on a 14-yard run by. lai.lback. Jackson and a 12- yard .pass'lo Atha. JUST ENOUGH McClelland and tAha kept the drive alive by hooking up for just enough yards on fourth and nine from the 29, but linebacker Dai'rell Henry ended the threat by tipping a fourth-und-seven pass from the 17. Fayelleville went to the dressing room leading 9-4. in first downs,'156 yards to 142 in total offense 'and 39-15 in offensive plays. But the Bulldogs trailed 13-0. B e s i d e s Robertson and Mathews, a third fly in the ointment had been safety Darrell Yates, who stopped the first Bulldog possession by recovering Jackson's fumble and halted the fourth by grabbing the Rebels' second interception. "Fayetteville. is having to throw the ball, because they're outweighed in the line." said Frank Broyles at halftime. "Southside is 'big and strong." McClelland threw 17" times in the first hair and completed seven, but added only one completion in seven more second-halt tries. Surprisingly, the Bulldogs were able to dominate the fourth quarter by running the ball. Southside dominated much of Ihc third quarter the same way, b,ul couldn't score. Stalling from their own - 35 after the kickoff, the Rebels drove to the Fayctleville seven on five carries eacli by Mathews and fullback Mike Anderson, plus a 12-yard pass from quarterback .Johnny Williams to light end Tim Alexander. MUNDY RECOVERS But on second and goal, Bulldog end Alex Monfcz racked Anderson and monster man Scott Mundy recovered the resulting fumble at the 15. Southside did" not make another first down. On each of tlie final f o u r Rebel possessions, Mathews carried three limes without moving the .stakes. Rick Taylor set up Fayelte- ville's touchdown by returning a putil 27 yards to the Southside 48 on (he final play of the third quarter. Tlie Bulldogs scored in 11 plays, with Jackson running for three first downs and Atha taking a 12-yard pass for another. Fullback Brian Ricks scored from the one-yard line with 7:49 to play. The Bulldogs went for two points and failed when Jackson bobblcd a pilchout. Later, Davis explained the decision: "I didn't think McClelland could kick two extra points, because he was worn out. 1 never play for a tie. By going for two twice, we'd have two chances to win." They just missed getting the second chance. Clark Lewis set (he Bulldogs up with a 13-yard punt return to the Southside 47 with 5:30 to play. Ricks blasted tor nine yards on third and seven to the 35, and after sitting out two plays from exhaustion, returned to convert fourth and one from the 26. TOUGH DECISION The officials measured, re- measured and studied for a full minute before awarding the first down at the 25. But that was it for the Bulldogs. They used their third and fourth timeouts plotting ways to overcome third and eight and fourth and 13. but to no avail. Taylor broke open on third down, but McClelland was sacked before he could throw. Mathews ran out the clock with three plunges, and finished with 178 yards in 24 carries. That was most of Southsirie's total offense of 234 yards. Williams completed two of five passes for 31 yards and Anderson gained 34 on nine carries. Fayetleville had 231 yards, 155. of them on the ground. Jackson gained 4D yards and Hicks 45, each on 14 carries. VlcClclland ran for 31 yards and passed for..75 on eight of 24. Michael Buchanan caught a pass tor 17 yards and gainer! another . .14 on his only carry. Atha caught four passes for 44 yards. "I'm disappointed that we didn't win, but pleased with (tie way we played," said Davis. "I'm especially proud of Svevo Roberts, our 150-pound linebacker that everybody picks out to run at. He did a great job." The Bulldogs arc now 1-3 for the year and 0-2 in AAA-West. Southside is 3-1 mid 2-0. Fayetteville will be at home again next week against .Fort Smith Noi'thside. The Grizzlies had better heed this admonition of Frank Broyls: "Fayetteville is getting bellah." HIDDEN IN THE PILE. ... is Fayetteville fullback Brian Ricks who gained 45 yirds in 14 carries against Fort Smith Southsida. Quarterback Greg McClelland (12) and tackle Chuck Pearce (77) look on for the Bulldogs, while Ricky Baker (61) and Sill Byrd (33) do the same for Southside. David Hamilton (82) dives over the pile. To League Win Over Eagles Bobby Baer Paces Siloam By BRUCE STAPLETON Of the TIMES Sports Staff SILOAM SPRINGS -- The Huntsville Eagles couldn't stop Siloam Springs tailback Bobby Baer Friday night and that was the ball game, as the Panthers breezed to a crucial 26-6 Region 1-AA conference win over Hunlsville. The 185-pound Baer rambled for 195 yards on 30 carries, in- s p r i n t by Baer. The extra his own backfield on a key cluding touchdown runs of 25, ; session point kick by Jim Barnett put Siloam Springs on top 7-0 and that's the way things stood at the halt. The Panthers would have scored earlier, but a fumble stopped one drive deep into Eagle t u r f , and a penalty nullified a 70-yard punt return by Bobby Leach after Huntsville had been forced to punt on its first pos- block by Barnett. The latter toed the PAT to make it 14-0, Siloam with 10 minutes still left in the third quarter. The remainder of the period was mainly a defensive duel, with Ray Bouchard and Andy Coleman coining up key 60 and one yard, sharing the sjloam s - m a d e for - the Panther de- the those miscues half, however, in the second blitzitlg tO fense which shut down vaunted Eagle attack all the wa , v - , , , , ... plus two more in the fourth pe- After fumbles and penalties! J.J Q[ ] r thwarted Siloam Springs bids early in the game, the Panthers finally got on the board with 4:11 left in the first h a l f on a 25 - yard touchdown quick third quarter touchdown 60-YARD DASH The third quarter score came on a 60-yard dash around left end by Baer, sprung loose in Hog Harriers Top Oklahoma For 3rd In Row _ The University of Arkansas cross country team won its third dual meet in as many races here Friday, defeating Oklahoma University 23-32. Arkansas beat Oklahoma Slate, by the same score last week, after opening wilh a win o v s r Slate College of Arkansas. Randy Meiancon of Arkansas won his third straight individual title, coverirrg the four-mile course at Razorback Park in 20:95. Don Franklin of OU was second in 29:18, but Razorback runners captured the next three places. Steve Baker was third in 20:30, Niall O'Shaugh nessy fourth in 29:35 and Richard Nance fifth in 20:37. Sooner harriers finished sixth through n i n t h . Stan Vernon clocked 20:40, K e i t h Schooley 29:41, Rick Carpenter 20:44 and Derek Reilly placed lOlh, lllh and 12lh respectively, in 20:54, 21:15 and 21:19. Said Arkansas distance Coach John McDonnell, "Our guys did a really good job. Meiancon got way ahead and coasted for the last mile, out our olher runners passed a lot of OU runners in the last half-mile. The Razorbacks will run again next Saturday at Ruslon, La., in the Louisiana Tech Invitational meet. "There will be eight or tt\ teams there," said McDonnell. "I think we have a good chance to win," MORE Upsetters May Be 'Upseltees' By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The college football upsetters| of a week,ago -- Texas AM, Wisconsin, Oklahoma State -will try not to become the up- settees this weekend in dangerous road games. Texas AM, No. 9 in The Associated Press rankings after knocking off Louisiana State 2114, visils Washington; Wisconsin, llth following a 21-20 stunner over Nebraska, is ni Colorado, and Oklahoma Stale, which loppled Arkansas 2fi-7 and became No. 12, travels lo Baylor for a night game. Washington, like Texas A M , is 2-9 but Colorado and Baylor haven't won yet. The top (ive teams will be at home -- and heavy favorites. No. 1-ranked Ohio Slate entertains Southern Methodist,, second-ranked Noire Dame hosts Purdue, third-ranked Oklahoma meets Utah State, No. 4 Alabama goes against Vanderbilt and fifth-ranked MichigarHplays Navy. Rounding out the Top Ten, No. 6 Texas visits Texas Tech, seventh-ranked Arizona State visits Missouri. No. 18 Southern California is at No. 8 Pitt and No. 10 Nebraska entertains Northwestern. In the Second Ten. It's No. 13 North Carolina Slate at Syracuse, No. 14 Tennessee at Auburn, No. 15 Arizona at Nev Mexico at nighl, Washington Slate at No. 16 Jllinois, No. 17 Louisiana State at ( Rice for a night contest, No.. 19 Penn State al Iowa and No 20 Miami of Florida at Tampa under the ights. tackles for the Eagles. At the close of the third quarter, however, the Panthers were driving at the Huntsville 26 after gett- new life on a roughing-the- kicker penalty on their own 40. Siloam continued that drive imo the fourth stanza, w i t h Baer capping it off with a one- yard burst for the Panthers' third touchdown. That came with 8:53 left in the game, but the extra point sailed wide to the left this time, leaving the score at 20-0, Siloam. The Panthrs quickly followed that up after a Hunlsville runner coughed up the football on the ensuing kickoff return at the Eagle 27. On the first play from that point Leach sprinted lo his right and hit split end Barnett on the run for a 15-yard pass to the Huntsville eight. DEiWONT SCORES A couple of plays later another sprint out pass, this one from Leach to Tom Demont, gave the Panthers their final six- pointer of the evening. Again Lhe extra point was no good, leaving the count at 26-0, Siloam with 7:23 left in the game. At that point, Siloam coach Bo Black began substituting freely, and (he Eagles soon .found a soft spofin the Panthei zone. Hiihtsyjlle q u a r t e r b a c k Jerry WhqljtprKfliit ends Kerry McAlister and Randy Ledbetter over the middle as the Eagles mounted their deepest pcne-.ra- tion of Ihe game so far. The Panthers took over on downs at their own 33, but were soon forced to punt, setting up some belated offensive herocis by the Eagles. Big play in the ensuing Huntsville drive was a 28-yard pass from Whorton to Ledbetter, which carried to the Siloam Springs 18. Three plays laler, Eagle halfback Chris Hooper broke ofl tackle for six yarrls and the lone Hunlsville touchdown. A pass for the 2-point conversion was deflected incomplete and the final margin held at 26-6. STATISTICAL EDGE Team statistics showed Siloam Springs with a big edge. The Panlhers had J5 first downs to 10 for Huntsville, and 282 yards rushing and 67 passing lo 77 and 64 for the Eagles. A big factor in Huntsville's offensive .downfall was the loss bf 'qiiarlerbaek Jim Coger to a head injury in Ihe first h3lf. That's taking nothing away from the Panther defense, which earned the plaudits ol Coach Black for an outstanding team effort. Black also praisec the offensive blocking of Bai nett as well as Jay Kilburn along with the quartcrbacking o Leach. In addition to Baer', running, Luther Borouh had 4 yards on 11 carries for Siloam The win gives Siloam Spring a 2-2 overall record, includin 1-1 in league play. The Eagle are also 2-2 overall and 1-1 i the league. The Panthers now face a ke showdown with Region 1-AA f; vovite Harrison on the roat Huntsville has a crucial leagu encounter next week, playin host to Bentonville. Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Sat., Sept. 28, 1974 Arkansas High Schools Follow College Football's Upset Trend By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The malady that struck col- ege football last week spread o Arkansas high schools this veek. Four of the top 10 high school ams in the slate lost this veek and another was tied. All ive were the victims of teams rial were either below them in iie rankings or unranked. Eight of the top 20 college earns in the country were beat- in last week. Second-ranked Little Rock 'arkview set the trend Thursday night when it upended top- ranked Texarkana on a touch- Vortheast 27-6. Third-ranked Little Rock Cen- ral was tied by Forrest City 0- Friday night. Fourth-ranked lot Springs was beaten 15-0 by Benton on two pass interception ·etui-ns by Denver Ford. Fifth- ranked Blytheville dropped a Class AAA-East contest to eighth-ranked West Memphis 23-20 and ninth-rankked El Dorado was beaten 16-14 by 10th- anked Tcxarkkana on a touchdown in the final minutes, NORTHSIDE BEATEN Sixth-ranked Pine Bluff got »o touchdowns from Larrs Wallace and beat Fort Smith Northside 14-6 and seventh ranked Fort Smith Southside ilipped past Fayetteville 13-6. Central had a chance tp '"oea 1 Forrest City, but Robert Far rell's 21-yard field goal attemp was wide with 2:30 left in the game. The Class AAAA Tigers dropped to 3-0-1. Forrest City, a member of AAA-East, is 1-2-' for the season. Ben ton's Ford returned pas: interceptions 55 yards and 6. yards for touchdowns in thi fourth quarter. David Bennet completed the scoring with c 26-yard field goal in the AAA West conference game. Ho Springs was the conference fa- Memphis quarterback rorite. West ieff Bowien hooked up erry Dorsey on a 21-yard scor- ng pass with 45 seconds remaining that boosted the Blue Devils past Blytheville. West Memphis is 1-9-1 in league play and conference favorite Blylhe- 'ille is 3-1. Quarterback Bruce iay put Blytheville ahead when ic scored his third touchdown of the game with 6:44 left to play. Texarkana covered 69 yards n less than 40 seconds to over- ake El Dorado. The Wildcats lad taken a 14-10 lead late in he third quarter on a one-yard run by Larry Candler. George 3 ree scored the winning touchdown from one yard o u t ' w i t h :28 remaining in the game. Jim Day completed a 47-yard pass to Allen Wren and an 18- yard pass to Pree in the winning drive. ZEBRAS 1-1 Wallace scored on runs of seven and 71 yards to pace the Zebras who evened their AAAA record at 1-1. His second TD put Pine Bluff on top 14-9 early in the' fourth period. North Little Rock Ole. Main hung on for a 21-20 victory ovei Little Rock Hall and, knocket the Warriors out of a share o first place in AAAA. Centra and Parkview are both 2-0 in league play and every o t h e r team has at least one loss. Ole Main led 21-7'at the half but the Warriors rallied behim Tyrone Short vyho scored three touchdowns. His third TD, ai 18-yard run with 6:51 left in thi game, made the score 21-20 du the Warriors failed on a two point conversion attempt. The Warriors' final chance died when Doug Parrish missed a 35-yard field goal with 1:57 left n the game. Conway turned sophomore ullback Mark Scott loose on Russellville and came away vith an 18-14 Class AAA-West ictory. Scott carried 21 tin or 102 yards and scored two ouchdowns. He raced five ards for a third-quarter touchdown that put the Wampus Cats ahead to stay. Six other AAA teams went against nonconference oppo nents and four were victorious. HELENA WINS Quarterback Mark Goings hrew a 13-yard scoring pass to iddie Fraction as Helena de 'eated Wynne 7-0. Sylvan Hills of AAA-Central crushed Class AA Mountaii Home 33-0. Bill Gregg tossed a 13 - yarr scoring pass to Kevin Campbel with 13 seconds -remaining to ?ive Class AA Harrison a 13-7 victory over Class AAA Jones Doro. Jonesboro .had tied thi score 7-V early in the fourtl quarter on a 51-yard run b; Benny Prunty. Little Rock Catholic of AAAA scored on its first two posses siqns and then hung on for a 14 12 victory over Little Roc McC.lellan of AAA - Central McClellan had a chance to ti the score with eight minute left in the game, but a two point conversion attempt failec In nther action, Jacksonvill defeated Little Rock Mills 28- in a AAA-Central contest. Spirits Nab Chaney ST. LOUIS -- Don Chaney o Cards Blank MounSainburg By 49-0 Count MOUNTAINBURG -- The 'armington Cardinals upped heir season record to 3-0 and licir current winning streak to 7 games by routing the Moun- ainburg Dragons 49-0 here Fri- iay evening. The Dragons threw up a sur- jrising defensive set that kept :he Cardinals guessing throughout the first period. But in the second stanza Farmington made he necessary adjustments and scored thrice, all on passes. Quarterback Doug Edwards was ·ight on target for scoring strikes of 20 yards to Bill Coaji- er and for two to Billy Carter of 10 and eight yards. In all Edwards was 6-10 in the first lalf. With the halftime buzzer Farmington was well in command 21-0. Things went from 'jad to absolutely unbearable for Moun- .ainbui'g in the second h a l f , rarniington used bruising run- ling back Floyd Shelly to score three touchdowns w h i l e Bill Cooper scored once more for the final 49-0 verdict. Cooper led the offensive show with 158 yards on 11 carries while teammate Shelly ripped off 102 yards on 11 carries. In the passing department Edwards picked apart the Dragon defense with 8-14 for 109 yards. In all the Cards had 291 yards rushing-and 112 passing. The Cardinals also got a good performance from Gary Cooper who ran two kicks back for touchdowns only to have them called back. Defensively Kevin Bennish had another outstanding game with seven tackles and five assists. Les Smith also showed well at defensive tackle ;« did the entire Cardinal secondary which intercepted three Dragon passes. Opening Night Lead AUSTIN, Tex. .(AP) -- Two- time Olympic competitor Steven Hug, 21, took opening night lead Friday in the final trial for the Men's U.S. World Games gymnastics team at the Univer- the National Basketball Associ- sity of Texas, ation Boston Celtics signed with Hug, a Stanford University the Spirits of St. Louis Ameri- graduate from Northridge, Cacan Basketball -Association lif. finished .(lie compulsory club, effective the 1975-76 sea-[competition with a score of son. 53.95. With Reynolds, Penny And McGefrick Springdale Dispatches Glendale 14-7 By Bill Kennan Of (he TIMES Spoils Staff SPRINGDALE -- The Springdale Bulldogs seemed less than 'ntensely concerned with the :ask at hand, yet when the dust had cleared from Friday evening's contest the Bulldogs had walked away with a 14- viclohy over Springfield Glendale. Mistakes played a big role: G I e n d a 1 e ' s lone touchdown came as a direct result of an interception and many of Springdale's, .offensive chances were created by Glendale mis- cucs. In all, Glendale coughed up four interceptions and Springdale one. The visitors scored first when Jerry Drunnard stepped in front of a third-down David Reynold? pass. The speeding Springtide player raced from near his own 25 past most of a surprised Mulldog offense and was finally hauled down by a last-ditch e f f o r t by Roger Penny. On the first play from scrimmage Glendale's Butch Cald- wcll exploded off tackle for 33 yards to t h e ' Springdale. Tom McGetrick made another saving tackle that momentarily prevented a touchdown. Springfield ran a couple of ineffectual running plays before Todd Mosely f o u n d adequate r u n n i n g around left end for five yards and Ihe game's firsl touchdown. David Nevill added the extra point for a 7-0 Glen dale lead with 5:12 remaining in the opening period. TRADED MISCUES Throughout' the : rest of the opening stanza and through much of Ihe second the twr tcams jockeyed for field posi tion and exchanged miscues Glendale picked up a Bulldog utTHle when Tom McGelrick and Roger Penny collided on · p u n t return attempt, but pringdale countered when Tom McGetrick nabbed a Glendale pass. Springfield then axed the next Bulldog offensive when g Whifworlh sacked quarterback David Reynolds on a crucial third-down play. Springdale finally got good field position on the visitors' 45 and went to work with time r u n n i n g quickly out in the half. The Dogs moved grindingly to the Glendale 30 where Reynolds ran for ho gain and then passed ncomplete. On fourth down Reynolds fired another incom- plelion, hut this lime the officials slopped interference, giving Springdale a vital f i r s t and 10 at the Glendale 15. The Bulldogs seemed to be getting in trouble and running out of time when Penny slipped behind the defensive secondary and hauled in a Reynolds pass for 21 yards and a touchdown. Stacy Cox added the extra point for a 7-7 halflime deadlock. The Dogs immediately moved into scoring position early in the third period on some nifty runnin by Randy Bilderback and Penny. Actually, the Dogs penetrated to the Glendale 19 but a clipping penalty put the ball ''.lack on Ihe 25. Reynolds moved it back to the 19 before Slacy Cox tried a field goal altempl which was foiled when the snap came in low to the holder. FG NULLIFIED Minutes laler Ihe Bulldogs were again canvped deep inside Springfield terrilory, Ihis time at. Ihe 16. Cox tried a 33 yarder which was right on target but a pneally moved the ball back across the 20. Cox missed from that distance to give Glendale a bit of breathing room. Springdale kept the pressure on, starting from their 32 on (he next series and driving for the touchdown in nine plays. Fullback Mark Zulpo, running backs P e n n y a n d Bilderback plus some good effort by quar- terback Reynolds put the ball on the six. From there Zulpo caved over left end for Ihe second Springdale touchdown with 8:08 left in the game. (TIMESpholo by Chuck Cunningham) OUT IN THE OPEN ... Springdale's RandyiBilderback (40) squirts deep into the Springjield Glendale secondary during Friday night's 14-7 victory over the out-of-state foes

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