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Reading Defenses Key To Parkview Success As Chargers Claim Top Spot --LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- If high school quarterbacks were placed in reading groups like ...elementary school sludenls, : Jerry Barnett of Lillle Rock ,.- Parkview would be in the ad- · -Vance group. "He's tops at reading the option," said Parkview Coach Sam Goodwin. "There are other quarlerbacks with more ability, but he's the best we've ever had at reading ·" "He won't ·misread it more ·_;than three or four times a ' game/' Goodwin said. "And, · 'everybody mixes it up. That's a credit to him. It takes a pretty sharp gny to do it that well. In . the past we misread the option ; a least 40 per cent of the time. V'.' Barnett has cut that down-to about 20 per cent." ·-- Barnett read N o r t h " Little Rock Norheast's defense like a first grade primer Thursday night as Parkview whipped the top-ranked Chargers 21-5. Barn _ ett rushed, for 148 yards am Tithrew two touchdown passes. ·'· The victory made Parkview ^.ranked -No. 2 last week, the unanimous choice for the top · spot in The Associated Press · poll. Last week's results jumblec the poll. POLL JUMBLED , West Memphis is second, fol lowed by Little Rock Central Pine Bluff. Northeast, Texar kana, Blytheville, B"ort Smith Souths! de, Lakeside. Hot Springs and '_ West Memphis vaulted from --eighth to second after beating ' : .Blytheville 23-20. Central re '"mained third despite tying For rest City 0-0. Pine Bluff, No. "last week, and Texarkana ,No 10, advanced after beating For iinllh Norlhsido and El Do- ado, respectively. Blytheville Iropped two notches and Hot iprings, beaten 15-0 by Benton, ell five places. Southside ropped one notch despite beat- ng Fayetlcville. Lakeside, the 1 team in AA. moved into he top ten (or the first lime, 'opiacing El Dorado. " P a r a g o u l d and Wynne iwapped places in the AA rank ngs with Paragould moving up and Wynne moving down afer Vynne was beaten by Helena of AAA. Atkins, McCrory and Baron continue 1-2-3 in Class A ·"arminglon continues to lead .he Class B ranking, but De- Mils Bluff replaced Murfrees- )oro in the No. 2 spot. Mur- reesboro, beaten by Bradley, dropped out and Danville took over the No. 3 slot. : Barnett threw only five passes against Northeast, buf :ompleted three. "We could have thrown the LR Parkview (18) (4-0) 2. West Memphis (3-0-1) . LR Central (30-1) 4. Pine Bluff (3-1) 5. NLR Northeast (3-1) Texarkana (3-1) . Blytheville (3-1) B. FS Soulhside (3-1) 9. Hot Springs (3-1) 10. Lakeside (4-0) ball at Goodwin said "They were bringing the cor nerback up on the pilch mai and had no ont in the flat at all." He said, however, that hi was hesitant to throw becaus Ihe Patriot s were controlling the ball on'the ground. The Patriots upper! their leac to 21-6 early in the second hal and Goodwin said he wouldn' have thrown -for the final touch dawn except that Norlheas was bringing everybody up lo defend against thsn run. The ' Parkview offense i simple. The fulloack runs be tween the tackles; the quarter back runs off tackle and th tailback runs outside "About 95 per cent of our of fensc is like that," Goodwi: aid. "Renlly, you look at it, nd it looks easy to stop. But 'ou've got lo cover inside, off- ackle and outside on every ilay." POLL RESULTS Here are the results of The Associated Press high schoo oolball poll with first-place votes and team records in pa rentheses and total points at 18 13 13 11 10 8 6 5 5 Others receiving voles, liste alphabetically: Atkins, Benlon DcValls Bluff, El Dorado Farmington, LR Catholic, LI Hall, NLR Ole Main, Russel vllle and Van Buren. Class At 1. Lakeside (16) (4-0) 2. Paragould (1) (4-0) 3. Wynne (3-1) Others receiving votes, liste alphabetically: Ashdown, Canden, Camden, Camden Fa? view, Hamburg, Harrison an Van Buren (1) Class A 1. Atkins (18) (4-0) 2. McCrory (4-0) 3. Barton (4-0) Others receiving voles, listc alphabetically: Earle, Gree: wood, Prescott and Rison. Class B · 1. Farmington (16) (40) ! 2. DeValls Bluff (1) (4-0) 3. Danville (3-1) Others receiving votes, liste alphabetically: Bradley, Gille (1), Harding, Hazen and Mu freesboro. Carlen Admits Texas Hex Bugged Him After Big Win S-By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS; So much for the Texas hex on Jim Carlen. . It was there--a big blot on 'the career of the Texas · Tech :coach. He h a d neVer beaten Darrell Royal. , Even when he was named Southwest Conference Coach of the Year and after an 11-1 sea- ·'· son in 1973 in which Tennessee was defeated in the Gattr Bowl "there was still the loss to Texas - to spoil things ·-· "Sure it bugged me," Carlen said Salurday shortly'after his "Red Raiders had wrecked the .""defending SWC champions 26-3 1', on t h r e e touchdown passes ~ from Tommy Duniven to Law- ''"rence Williams. " "But I've got no bones to with Texas," Carlen said. ·-pick just thinking about Okla- ; homa Stale now." ·'" The viclory meant that for ·'·-the first time in five seasons '·"· Tech, had an undefealec rteam and at least for one game ."Tech was undefeated in SWC '"' While Texas Tech served no ."tice it was out to take the SWC ';,title away from the Longhorns there was some interesting ···doings in inerscctional games. ··. Texas AM, the No. 9 ranket '.team, remained undefeated b tripping Washington' 28-15 de ;"spite fumbling seven times .^Baylor shocked Oklahoma Stati 31-14; Rice held Louisiana State '·to a 10-10 tie, Arkansa J-..throttled Tulsa 60 0, IVIinnesot? -·shaved Texas Christian 9- r i " Houston romped Virginia Tech "49-12 and Southern Methodis -fell 28-9 to No. 1 rated Ohi "State. Baylor, awarded its game ball o defensive back Gary Green. The San Antonio sophomore ore knee ligaments in the sec- nd quarter and will be lost for lie season. Baylor Coach Grant Teafj aid, "We've waited an awful ong time to win in the fourth quarter and we did tonight." The Bears blanked previously unbeaten OSU in the final ianza. OSU Coach Jim Stanley said. 'Baylor outfought and outhit us . . Baylor is better than most people realize They lost two James to two tough teams (Ok ahoma and Missouri). They carried it to us. We can't fee sorry for ourselves but have ti ;et ready for Texas Tech." Rice Coach Al Conover said of the tie with LSU,' "It was a lell of an effort by a grea Dunch of guys. Now we are a 'ootball team. We are on ou way. .. they had to tie us." LSU kicked a field goal will three seconds lo play. The top SWC game this weel finds Arkansas at TCU. In intersectional action. Tec! hosts Oklahoma Slate, Baylo at Florida State, Orego State is at SMU, Washington ' at Texas, Texas AM Kansas, and Houston is South Carolina. Van Patrick Dies SOUTH BEND, Ind. CAP) -Mellow-throated Van Patrick who worked like there was n tomorrow broadcasting base ball and football for some fou decades, lost his battle agains cancer on Sunday. Pro Football Standings By The Associated Press National Football Leagwe American Conference Eastern Division W L T Pet. PF P ; ew E n g 3 0 0 1.000 8 2 diami 2 1 0 .667 7B Juffalo 2 1 0 .667 5 3 Jets 1 2 0 .333 5 1 Bait 0 3 0 .000 2 3 Central Division iinci 2 1 0 .667 'ills 1 1 1 .500 65 Houston 1 2 0 .333 3 5 lleve 1 2 0 .333 3 4 Western Division an City 2 1 0 .667 48 Oakland 2 1 0 .667 6 4 ian Diego 1 2 0 .333 5 5 Denver 0 1 1 .250 45 urnover Ritual Had Steady Rhythm Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Men., Sept, 30, 1974 · FAYETTIVILLI, ARKANSAS __^___-Hog Defense Startles Broyles LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- T h e 1 rkansas-Tulsa game had a ertain rhythm: kickoff, turn- ver, score; kickoff, turnover, core. Arkansas would kick off. Tula would turn the ball over. Aransas would score.. The procedure was almost itualislic. Tulsa turned the ball ver five times following Aransas kickoffs and the Razor- acks scored on each occasion, n fact, the Razorbacks scored n an almosl unheard of eight traight possessions. The result fas a 60-0 victory. Arkansas covered a total of 0 yards -- the length of one Jood drive -- for five touch' downs. "When you score 60 points, he defense is'super," said Arkansas Coach Frank Broyles. The Razorbacks 1 ust that. defense was statistic: Tulsa's carrier and top Check this cading ball passer was Steve Largent -- a vide receiver. Largent gained 4 yards on a reverse and competed one pass for 37 yards. Tulsa had minus one yard to- al offense in the first half and did not make a first down until it was 53-0 with 5:36 left in the third quarter. "Our defense · demoralized Tulsa the most any team I've ever been associated with," Broyles said. "It startled me. 1 thought Tulsa could move the ball running and passing." Arkanas led 32-0 at the half. "It's been a long time since we had a game where we could relax by halftime," Broyles said. "I enjoyed it." Broyles said the benefits ol the victory were threefold: --The number of plays the of fense got an opportunity to exe cute because of the dominating defense. BUILT MORALE -The morale built by playing 78 players. "We played everybody that is not being red- shirted." --The confidence and pride .he defense gained by its suc- css. Broyles said he met briefly with Tulsa Coach F. A. Dry following the game. "I said I had no idea things would happen like they did." Broyles said. "He said he didn't either. That was about the extent of our conversation.' Broyles said the Razorbacks arc still not as good offensively as he hoped they would be, but said he expects continued improvement because the Arkansas offense is the same any where on the field. He said that means repetition and repetition meants improvement. "I don't know of anybody but a fool-em type team that can je as good at this point as they are in November," he said. Arkansas again made good use of the straight-ahead hand- offs to the halfbacks. The play worked successfully in the season opener against Southern Sal, but was abandoned against Oklahoma State. Broyles said Arkansas lines up its halfbacks five yards or less from the line of scrimmage whereas the halfbacks on other wishbone teams are one-half yard to one yard deeper. "This means you can attack with a quick hitting play from end to end with the halfbacks," he said. "This means you have quick plays with somebody beside the fullback." He said the coaches had de ermined that the wishbona plays work just as wel! from he alignment. BOTH IMPRESSIVE Broyles was again asked about using more than one quarterback. Mark Mill er, the starter the [irst three games, scored twice Saturday, once 'on a 62-yard run. Scott Bull. Miller's relief, scored .twice and t h r e w one touchdown pass. "I don't see one being better than the other," Broyles said. "Plus, we feel we want to have two quarterbacks available for this offense. "We've still got work to do. Mark and Scott have been around a long time, but they haven't played much." Miller injured a knee in the spring of 1972 and sat out. the 1973 season. Bull was also sidelined last season when he injured a knee in August. Yankees Win But Orioles Slay On Top By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The New York Yankees are on a treadmill--they keep winning, but they just can't catch up with the Baltimore Orioles. Graig Nettles belted two home runs and Rudy May pitched a four-hitter to help the Yankees post their fourth consecutive victory, a 10-0 romp over the Cleveland Indians Sunday. But Baltimore remained one half game ahead of the Yankees in the chase for the American League East flag by nipping the Milwaukee Brewers 43, the winning run scoring on four walks in the ninth inning. Baltimore, 88-71, has three games left in the regular season, at Detroit Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The Yankees, 88-72, have two games .,_.. ,,,,,,,,,,, ileft, at Milwaukee Tuesday and sight so far. New Baltimore Coach Faces Big Task In Battle With Surprising Patriots By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS It 'used to be that a visit to )few England was a breather 'or a.-National Football League :lub. For the Baltimore Colts, ,hough, it couldn't come at a worse time. But Howard Schncllenberger can breathe easier. He won't he making next Sunday's trip. The Baltimore coach was fired Sunday, right after his young and punchless team had suffered its third straight loss, bowing 30-10 to Philadelphia. Robert Irsay, president of tiie Colts, named Joe Thomas, the club's vice president and general manager, as the new sideline pilot. So it's Thomas who's going to be gasping when he gets a look at what's happening up in New England. His first job is to try and knock off the Nationa' Football League's astonishing Patriots. It won't be easy. They've been knocking off everybody in n Plunkett and two field "The big play was that als by John Smith sent Los bomb," a discouraged Browns ngcles into the l o s s column Coach Nick Skorich said. "We id at least one Patriots' fan to had just started to come back National Conference Eastern Division W L T Pet. PF PA S.Louis 3 0 0 1.000 5 3 2 0 Philphia 2 1 0 .667 6 4 3 7 Wash. 1 1 0 .500 23 27 NY Giants 1 2 0 .333 44 47 Dallas 1 2 0 .333 40 27 Central Division Minn. 3 0 0 1.000 5 0 3 0 Irn Bay 2 1 0 .667 58 64 ihicago 1 2 0 ,333 45 43 Detroit 0 3 0 .000 3 4 4 5 Western Division L.A. 2 1 0 .667 5 5 3 0 S.F. 2 1 0 .667 36 44 New Orl. 1 2 0 .333 27 54 Atlanta 0 3 0 .000 2 3 5 4 Ashe, Case Win SAN FRANCISCO -- Third seeded Arthur Ashe of Miam topped Onny Parun of Ne\\ Zealand G-4, 7-6 and unseeded past Charles Pasarell of Puerto Rico to advance to the finals o the $100,000 International Men's Tournament. 71 30 : Wednesday: ?r May struck out 13 in pitching ?,, is first complete game since oining the Yankees from the California Angels June 15. New York scored two runs in fie first against former Yankee c 'ritz Peterson ,then broke it 5pen with four runs in the hird. Lou Piniella scored the irst run of the inning on an er- ·or by left fielder Joe iandy Alomar stroked a Lis, run icoring single and relief pitcher [lilt Wilcox gave up bases- oaded walks to Elliott Maddox and Murcer. Nettles hit his first home run of the game in the fourth inning, Piniella and Thurman Munson delivered RBI singles in the f i f t h ' a n d Nettles hit his 22nd home run of the season in the sixth, making it 10-0. Orioles 4, Brewers 3 "Let's have a laugher," saic 3oog Powell, whose bases loaded walk in the ninth gave the Orioles their sixth victory in a row and 25th in 31 starts down the stretch. "My hear can't lake much more of this." Milwaukee starter Jim Sla ton, 13-16, struck out Marl Belanger--his 10th strikeout o the game--leading off the Orl oles' ninth, then issued threi walks to load the bases. STARTED AT TOP They started at 'the top lugging the defending Super Bowl champion Miami Dolphins 4-24. A fluke, everyone said. Then they whipped the Nev York Giants 28-20. An upset, ev iryone said, but not much o me. Sunday they beat the Los An geles Rams 20 to 14. In Sunday's other games, SI ,ouis clubbed Cleveland 29-; Oakland shut out Pittsburg 17-0, Miami had to struggle t pull out a Diego, 28-21 victory ove Buffalo beat th Iew York Jets 16-12, New Or cans nipped Atlanta 14-13, th - - - 14-6, Cin Francisc Giants upset Dallas cinnati muzzled San 21-3, Green- Bay edged Detro 21-19, Kansas City turned bac Houston 17-7 and Minnesot struggled past Chicago 11-7. Tonight, Washington hosts th Denver Broncos. Joe Lavender returned an ii tercepted pass 37 yards for t o u c h d o w n , T o m Sulliva scored on runs of 28 and thre yards and Tom Dempsey kic ed three field goals in th Eagles' rout of Ballimor which scored on Jones' 22-yai pass to Glenn Doughty an Toni Linhart's field goal. Patriots 20, Rams 14 Two touchdown passes ning play. Griese completed 14 of 27 passes for 248 yards, and it was his accuracy in the waning earning about Super Bowls. and that took the'starch out of minutes that kept the Dolphins Tnnv Rnlror'c rmo.vsrH hurct ,tc " ' llinnne ^liua Tony Baker's one-yard burst ave the Ranis the game's first uchdown. But the Patriots got a right back w i t h ~" ett passing to Darryl Stingley r 20 yards, then New England oved in front to stay.on a 39- ard field goal by Smith early the second half. Smith made it 13-7 with a ard field goal late in the Ihird uarter and, at Ihe start of the urth period, Plunkett hit Ranf Vataha on a 21-yard scoring ay. John Hadl's 36-yard | i Lance Rentzel with a IUF minutes to play gave afs their final score. ,ams their final score. 'Cards 29, Browns 7 ... Terry Metcalf exploded ards with the second-half kick ff to put St. Louis on' top 14-0 ind, after Cleveland ack with its only touchdown lei Gray hauled in a ouchdown pass from Jim Hart CHICAGO (AP) -- The ,ouis Cardinals have tak' added security measures irotect two players, outfielders .011 Brock and Bake McBride, vhose lives have been threatened. Brock revealed du.ring a day news conference details of letter threatening him McBride. Brock said he sure the threat had affected his )lay but "to what extent I don't mow." He said information cerning the letter had 1 out and he felt the best way to ·elieve some of the pressure on lim was to make details of the threat known. Bing Devine, Cardinals' gen eral manager, attended news conference to detail curity measures taken in Louis, Chicago and Monti where the Cards wind up .their regular season in a three-game series starting today. The letter, dated Sept. had a Sept, 19 St. Louis post mark and was received by the Cardinals Sept. 20. It container JBI« rst got n- ey nd 39- rly 23- ird the an- mg ass out the 94 ck- L4-0 ce wn, arc art JO. "They were in man-to-man coverage. All I had to do was :atch the ball and run," said Gray, a former collegiate sprint champion. The other big run was Norm Thompson's 56-yard run. Raiders 17, Sfcclers 0 .."They heat our butts, it's that simple," Joe Gilliam said of the Raiders following Pittsburgh's first scoreless game since 1964. Ken Stabler passed 19. yards to Cliff Branch lor one Raider touchdown and plunged in from one yard out for the other one. Dolphins 28, Chargers 21 . Trailing 21-7 in the fourth quarter, Bob Griese calmly marched Miami to; three touchdowns, preventing the Chargers from' pulling off their seconc straight big upset. Jim Kiick's five-yard scoring run with 15 seconds to play was the win- id e Get Threats St. en to ers ide, eat- 3un- s of and was his on't conked y to ; on the gen the se St real heir arm 18 30st th inet numerous racial slurs am much obscene language. It said in part: · "By beating out the Pirates his year you're costing me a S50.000.00 winnings I woult lave had as. the resujt.of a. bet at large odds I placed on them lo win back irf April when they were already counted : out^e-veri jy the oddsmakers. "This is no idle threat: If think so I can assure you tha neither of you. . .will live pas the 3rd, 4th, or 5th playoff »ame whether it be in L.A. or 2incy. The writer said he suffers from an inoperable brain tumor and has only a month or two to live. He said he wanted to leave his wife and children the $50,000, but the Cardinals 'took it away from him. "I'll have a revolver loaded with six shots and be in the stands close enough to get you both and save the last, shot. for myself since suicide is my on way out-- unspeakable agony not 'going to be mine," the letter said. lopes alive. Bills 16, Jets 12 Jim Braxton's 21-yard touch- wn run, eight plays after reg Ganlt's 25-yard punt into e teeth of a 30-milc-an-hour ind, carried Buffalo past the ets. S a inls 14, Falcons 13 New Orleans' Jess Phillip inched over from eight yards ut just after Alex Price recov- red a fumble by the Falcons' askel Stanback on the eight ith about five minutes to play. Giants 14, Cowboys 6 Bill Arnsparger earned his rst victory as head coach of le Giants, who beat Dallas on vo touchdowns within 64 sec- nds in the second quarter-- ookie Doug Kotar's two-yard un and Norm Snead's 14-yard ass to Joe Dawkins. Bengals 21, 49crs 3 Cincinnati completed just two asses to Isaac Curtis. The first 'ent 22 yards for a touchdown nd the second was a 48-yard omb which set up the Bengals' eeond score, a 14-yard run by Anderson. Packers 21, Lions 19 "Having the goal posts 10 'ards further back this year doesn't bother me at all," said Ireen Bay's Chester Marcol, whose 22 - .yard field goal with 1:03 left boosted the Packers over the Lions. Chiefs 17, Oilers 7 Quarterback Mike Livingston completed 20 of 26 passes, including an eight-yard touchdown strike to Morris Stroud. Then Jan Stenerud's 35-yard icld goal and Willie Ellison's eight-yard touchdown run overcame Houston's 7-0 lead. Vikings IS, Bears 7 Fran Tarkenton's 250th career touchdown pass, an 11- yarder to Stu Voigt, and Paul Krause's 63rd career interception highlighted Minnesota's victory. Clyde King Rehired ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Braves announced today the rehiring of Clyde King as manager for the 1975 major league baseball season. 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