Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on October 5, 1974 · Page 6
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First Win Since 1951 Fayetteville Upsets Northside Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Saturday, Oct. 5, 1974 FAVETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS The Litlle Michael Jackson scored three touchdowns, cushioning Fayetteville against a fourth- quarter passing flurry enabling (lie Bulldogs to upset Fort Smilli Norlhside 20-18 here Friday night. Dayton Lierley after only 1:32 of the third quarter. JOHNSON STOPS IT Punched by a Northside of- 'cnsive tackle, Lierley punched back. Harris then look a swing was Fayetleville's first over Norlhsicte since 1951, and first ever over a Class-AA- AA team. It gave the Bulldogs n 2-3 record, and soaring optimism for the last half ot their first season under Coach Doyne avis. Fayeltcville held the Grizzlies yards rushing, while making its own running game for 256 yards. "Brian ate 'cm alive." said Davis of his fullback who led all rushers with 90 yards in 19 added 77 yards on making Northside's Ira Harris only the third leading rusher with 68 yards on H tries. Aside frm a 48-yard sprint in the first quarter, Harris had a dismal evening. The 9.9 speedster lost three fumbles in the First half am was ejected from the contest along with Fayetteville tackle Lierley. lohnson told Referee Norlhside Wayn Coach Tom Crovella that he coudn't see who started the fight, but hat he had seen Harris and Lierley throw punches. "You can't really say whether .hat was a turning point," said Crovella, 'because you don't know what Harris would have done after that." Said Davis, "I think it h u r t .is the most, because It was like losing two players. Lierley plays both ways." Fayetteville dominated the first halt to the tune of a 13-3 lead and a 7-2 edge in first do\vns. The Grizzlies were able Lo move the stakes on only one of six first-half possessions. End Rick Jones recovered Harris' first fumble at the Northside 34, but Jackson fumbled the ball back to linebacker Jerrel Holmes at the 25. From there on third and 10, Harris sailed down the left sideline until Clark Lewis angled him out o[ bounds at the Bulldog 27. · SAWYER CONNECTS · Quarterback R i c y Eakin completed a 16-yard pass to ullback Cliarle Weindel, set- ,ing up a 25-yard field goal by Buzz Sawyer that put Northside ahead 3-0 with 3:20 left in the first quarter. When the Grizzlies got the ball again, Harris fumbled and recovered at the Bulldog. 48. inebacker . John McCutcheon Fayetteville drove 52 yards to a Iquchdown in eight plays, starting the march in the first quarter and ending it with 9:09 to go in the half. A f t e r quarterback Greg McClelland gained eight yards to the 44 and Jackson seven to the 37, Danny Beam interfered with split end Rick Taylor on $ third-and-10-pass. Wingback Michael Buchanan advanced the ball 15 yards to the five, Ricks pushed it to the three and Jackson dived over from there. McClelland kicked the extra point to give B^ayette- ville a 7-3 lead. S t e p h e n Shaw recovered Jackson's second fumble on the next Bulldog possession, but McCulcheon responded by mak- ng his second recovery on Harris' third fumble. Fayetteville ook over on the Grizzly 39 with 2:43 left and scored in 48 seconds. BUDD BRILLIANT McClelland ran for a first Jown to the 29, setting up a Brilliant 27-yard run by wing- oack Arthur Budd on a counter trap. Jackson swept Ihe loll side for a two-yard touchdown with 1:55 to go. McClelland's extra-point try missed to the right, but Fayelleville led 13-3 into halftime. When Northside elected to receive the second-half kickoff, Davis decided lo take the brisk wind in the Ihird quarter and go or a clinching touchdown. The strategy worked, but only by virture of a game-turning defensive play by Lewis. The Grizzlies abandoned their riming game after rushing for only one first down in the first 10 minutes of the third quarter. Eakin enjoyed immediate pass ing success, hitting tight end Ralph Ohm for 32 yards and Weindel for 11 to the Bulldog 37. Lewis could only make the tackle after each completion. But with wingback Bobby CRUNCH! ,.. Bulldog quarterback Greg McClelland (12) runs head on into Northside de- lender Barry Richardson (19) during Friday night's upset battle at Harmon .Field. The FHS crew went on to down the Grizzlies 20-28. [TTMESphoto by Ken Good) Early Breaks Send Springdale Bulldogs Past Conway Cats 14-7 With Second Half Touchdowns Wesf Fork Tops Elkins By BILL KENNAN . Of (he TIMES Sports Staff ' SPRINGDALE -- The Springdale Bulldogs turned two early big breaks, one offensive and one defensive, into Ma quick touchdowns, just enough to defeat AAA foe Conway 14-7 here Friday evening. Big fullback Mark Zulpo started tilings off on Springdale's very first possesion. The Red Bulldogs took possession, got five freebies on an offside penalty and ihen sent Zulpo around left end for 47 yards to the Conway eight. From there Kerry Burk picked up four inside and on second down ·nolds : Randy Bilderback to vault the ·final four yards to the end zone ·for the first score of the game. ;Stacy Cox was on target with quarterback David Rey- used (he blocking of ithe extra point kick for 'tally. a 7-0 The Springdale defense com- ipletely shut off Conway's of- ·fense and began a drive of their .own on their own 30. Reynolds ; ripped off 15 yards on f i r s t · down to the 45 and then picked ;up 16 more on a second-down ·situation to the Conn-ay 39 IBilderback skirled left aid for ;12 yards to the 27 and Zulpo ,picked up three more on second -.down. Reynolds retreated to pass and fired one to the deep right corner of the end zone only to have fleet defensive halfback Clifton Ealy intercept. Despite the defensively pro duced reprieve the Wampus Cats were still in trouble at their own 23. After absorbing z 15-yard piling-on penalty which nullified some nifty run. ning by tailback Mark Scott, quarterback B o b b y Evans sprinted right on the option plav and attempted to flip the ball Burton who slepped in the path of the. lateral. Burton greedily avoided "minor Conway pursuit and danced easily into the end zone for Springdale's second and final touchdown. Cox was again on target for a 14-0 score. STILL GENEROUS Conway was still in a gene- ·ous mood, however, as they umbied the ensuing kickoff. ipringdale, though, couldn't capitalize on the situation a n d a costly bobble by Paul Hailey cost the Dogs field position.' Early in the second period Conway finally got the break required lo put points on the Doard. The Wampus Cats punted from their own 33. The ball lit Roger Penny and rolled all the way lo.the Springdale nine uliere a swarm of Conway defenders scooped up the ball. From there quarlcrback Bobby Evans retreated as if to pass but then am'hled around right end for the final yards to the end zone. George McKee added Ihe extra point for what eventually became Ihe final 14-7 core. The Conway defense came a live in the second period and fairly well dominated the field of play. Bilderback and Reynolds broke for long gainers, but those efforts failed lo pro duce additional points. Conway in the meantime turned lo the passing game in an attempt to quickly catch the Dogs. Instead Conway passer^- Bobby Evans completed only one aerial in 15 attempts and had two intercept- 1 In all Springdale finished with 302 yards rushing and eight first .downs. Conway could produce, only 61 yards rushing on "our first downs. Springdale will return to ac:ion next Friday evening as :hey take on Siloam Springs for homecoming. out from there, a 12-yard gainer by Anri-Trusr Suit PHILADELPHIA AP) li- Philadelphia B e l l of the World Football League filed a federal anti-trust has suit to Scott. However, it was Jerry theid policies. Davis Cup Default JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- South Africa won the 1974 Davis Cup title by default when their 3-0 victory over Italy was followed by India's announcement it would forfeit because of South Africa's apar- against the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League over use of the city's Veterans Stadium. In a four-count complaint filed Friday, the Bell charged [hat Eagles' owner Leonard H. Tose conspired with Mayor Frank L. Rizzo and other city officials to give the Eagles monopoly in Philadelphia. The Bell, which is playing its first season at aging John F. Kennedy Stadium, states in the complaint that it "must have access to Veteran's Stadium which is suitable for playing major league professional football games." The Eagles currently use Veterans Stadium under a 1971 lease that expires in 1981 andl carries an option to renew for two 10-year periods. The lease provides that no other professional football team may use the stadium. By BRUCE STAPLETON Of the TIMES Sports Stall WEST FORK -- The W e s t Fork Tigers overcame a 6-0 Elkins halftime lead, putting together a pair of offensive explosions in the second half as the Bengals tripped the Elks 12-6 in a non-conference encounter here Friday night. The two teams traded punts through most of the first half, although the Elks mounted one sustained drive which carried to the West Fork 12 early in the game. The Tiger defense held there, however, taking over on downs. Elkins finally got the break it needed late in the first half, when West Fork punter Rex Sparkman hobbled the snap trom center, giving Elkins the Tiger five. Halfback John Bunch rammed for four yards to the one and quarterback Mark Johnson snuck it in from there for the go-ahead touchdown with 2:31 left in the half. The try for two extra points fell short and the halftime tally held at 6-0 Ekins. The third qularter again was a baltle of defenses and-again '.he Tiger defenders stopped an Slkins thrust on downs inside :he WF 15. The Bengals began verging ncluding lalfback Duane Dunkle which took it to the West Fork 33 as time ran out in the third stanza. FIREWORKS START That's when the fireworks began for the T i g e r s . On the first play of the o u r t h quarter. Sparkman dropped back to pass and with 2ft m.p.h. wind gusts behind him .ossed a perfect strike to split end Chuck Seiberl. An Elk defender fell down during the chase and Seiberl sidestepped anolher to cover the remaining 40 yards in a breeze to complete a 67-yard pass play. The extra-point atlempt fel! short, leaving the score knotted up at 66, with 11:45 still left in the game. West Fork forced an Elkins punt on the Elks' first possession after the kickoff. The punt came up short and set' up another offensive blilz by Wes Fork for the clinching touch down. On the first play following the punt, Dunkle swept left end and simply outran Ihe Elkins secondary for a 34-yard louch down. Dunkle's exlra point kick was another squibber, but with 8:21 to play the Tigers were on lop for the first time in the game, 12-6. Elkins had one more scoring oppqrtunily late in the 'game driving to Ihe Wesl Fork 1£ where the Elks faced .own and five situation with wo minutes to play. Johnson vent ' down about six inches hort of the first down on a :eeper and that was the ball ;ame. INSURANCE RUN West Fork halfback John Ichuster broke for a 20-yard ;ain after the Tigers took over o help them run out the clock nd preserve the victory. The game was a hard-fought defensive battle most of the vay, with the wind a big factor curbing the usually . potent Vest Fork passing attack. The Clkins running game, led by lay on defense. Team statistics showed Elktns dth a slight edge, including 17 rst downs to 11 for West Fork, nd 211 yards total offense to 00 for the Tigers. Bunch had 108 y a r d s on 23 arries to lead the Elks ground Hack, while Paschal collected 3 on 11 tries and Ledbetter 0 on 11. Dunkle paced the , 3unch, Rick Ledbetter and Robert Paschal, was effective at mid field but a gritty West ork defense usually managed o come up with the stopper vhen it counted. "Elkins was whipping our line the. first half," according to A'est Fork Coach Alvy Early, 'and that strong south wind ept us from passing as much as we would have liked. "What I'm especially proud of," he continued, "is that our seniors got together and got some pride in that second half. Vhat we wanted to do was take he kickoff and maintain some dnd of field position in the third quarter, so we could start passing in the fourth quarter with the wind at our back." Early had special praise for iiis backs Dunkle, Schuster and Siloam Battles Harrison To Tie HARRISON -- Siloarn Springs and Harrison battled to a 7-7 draw here Friday night in a crucial Region 1-AA match-up highlighted by hard-nosed de fensive play from both teams. Both touchdowns were scoret in the second quarter. Siloam picked up its six-pointer when Snodgrass ' grabbed a Harrison fumble and scampered in from 15 yards out for the score. Jim Barnett followed with t h e extra point. Just prior to the Siloam touchdown, the Panthers had driven to the Harrison one, only to be stopped on downs. Th Goblins took over, ran a couple of plays and then fumbled. Siloam Springs is now 2-2- pii the season, including 1-1-1 in 1-AA conference play. Harri so is 3-1-1, and this was th' first league action for the Gob lins this season. Sparkman for their all-around play offensively and defen sively. He also credited Seibert Roland Rollins, Reggie Higgs Don Rollins, Jack Webster am outstanding Farminglon Cardinals Riddle Yellville By Big 48-14 Tally FARMINGTON -- The Farm- inglon Cardinals kept their impressive imhealen slreak inlaet y annihilating Yellville here Friday evening. 48-14 By the end of Ihe first half the Scoreboard read 36-9. Yellville scored finally late in the third and fourth periods on Ihe Cardinal reserves. Fullback Floyd Shelly scored the initial touchdown with 10:46 left in the opening period on a 10-yard run. Bill Cooper scored the two-point conversion for an 8-0 lead. Cooper then scored the second touchdown from two yards away with 4:05 left in the opening period. This time Shelly kicked the extra point for a 15-0 margin. Quarterback Doug Edwards turned to the passing game and hit Bill Carter for 10 yards and a touchdown wilh 7:31 lefl in the second period. A g a i n Shelly kicked the extra point for a 12-0 score. Cooper scored with 6:13 left, in the half on a 35- yarder and Shelly danced into the end zone on a 10-yarder to end the first half carnage. The final Iwo Farminglon touchdov/ns came on runs of 20 yards by Cooper and two yards by reserve quarterback Tommy Phillips. Farmington finished with 18 first downs, 411 -yards rushing, 23 yards passing and a whopping 185 yards in penalties. Bill Cooper was the offensive star with 145 rushing yards while running mate Floyd Shelly finished wilh 102 yards. Gary Cooper managed 57 yards and Arlin Oxford 43. Doug Edwards completed three of eight passes. The Cardinal defense played well, intercepting two passes and recovering three fumbles. Kevin Cooper Bcnnish, led Ihat Farmington effort. Shelly and part of the Next week the Cardinals take on Lincoln. Farmington has won 28 straight games. Springdale quarterback David Reynolds (12) had considerable success r u n n i n g t h e quarterback option and boot- Running With Authority leg scries. Ahove Reynolds t u r n s iiplinlil Stewart McConn r I I (31) closing In for t h e iackle, Conway's Grenevle Wright (76) and William Forte (43) partially hlrlrlcn he- hind Reynolds, frail the play. (TIMESphofn Chuck Cunning ham) Tigers with 84 yards on carries, while Schuster had 62 on 12 tries. Both .West Fork and Etkins are now 2-3 on the season. Nexl week West Fork takes on Dis trict 1-A foe Green Forest a home, while Elkins also has home date, against Ozark Con ference foe Yellville. Prairie Grove Roars Past Greenland 32-11 GREENLAND - The Prairei rove Tigers apotted Greenland an early 3-0 lead, then eame oaring back with a touchdown arrage in the second half to vhip the Pirates 32-11 in a non- jonference game h e r e Friday ight. Greenland scored first on a 31 - yard field goal by Dennis Caudle with 11:38 left in the second quarter. That tally was set up by a Prairie Grove fum- ile on a pilchout in its own territory, but the Pirates were inable to penetrate the Tiger defense. Prairie Grove picked up i t s irst touchdown following short Greenland punt which al- owed the'Tigers to set up shop rom the Pirate 35. After short drive, R y a n McDonald struck from six yards out for lie touchdown with 4:42 left in he half. The tr for two extra points was no good, leaving the score at 6-3 Prairie Grove, and the Tigers never trailed after that. Greenland was still in the ;ame, however, until late in the -hird quarter, when the Tigers opened the flood gales for second half scoring spree. Prairie Grove drove 90 yards for its second touchdown, capped with a 13-yard run by McDonald for the score. That pushed :he Tiger margin to 12-3 with 37 seconds left in the thirc quarter. Another short Greenland punl set up the next PG six-pointer this one coming on a one-yard plunge by fullback Jackie Hulet with 7:26 left in the game. That gave the visitors a commanding 18-3 advantage. Prairie Grove's Cary Bartholomew intercepted a Greenlam pass, pulling the Tigers in bus iness at the Pirate 'ID. After three running plays, quarter back Aaron Smith passed 12 yards to Steve M o o r e for the touchdown. Smith followed that up by run ning for the two-point conver sipn to give PG a 26-3 b u l g e midwa into the f i n a l period. Greenland garnered its only touchdown for Ihe game on a 72-yard pass interception return by Robert Ridley. Quarterback Morris Lawson passed to Ridley for the two - point conversion cutting the Tiger margin to 26 11 with 3:08 left in the game. Prairie Grove's Steve Moore returned the favor later In the final stanza, however, picking off a Greenland pass and re turning it 35 yards for th Tigers last touchdown with 1:0 to play. In all Prairie Grove inter cepted four Greenland passes The Tigers held Greenland to only seven yards total offense in the first half. Prairie Grove had a bit slal istical edge in the game wilh 342 ards rushing pnd 18 passinj to 18 and 34 for the Pirales The Tigers had 13 first down to six for Greenland. McDonald had a big nigh rushing for PG, piling up 15, yards on 21 carries lo lend sup port. Steve Anderson led al Greenland rushers wilh 46 yards on seven carries. Defensively for Prairie Grove, linebacker Hulet had six tackle on Ihrce assists, tackle Jame Foster five tackles and two as TRI-LAKES ANTENNA Sales and Service Hew Uted AnttnnM Color » Black Whlll ·or.idri · Tewcn Free Etttmatn J51-7S27 TSl-MM ists, and tackle Bill McCIur our tackles and five assists. Prairie Grove is now 2-3 on tie season, while Greenlan lands 2-2-1. According to PG Coach Vo lads, "We've got four horn games in a row now. We neede his one tonight to get us in the right foot." The Tigers ./start that .horn stand against rugged confe rence foe Gravette next Friday reenland will play Ozar inference foe Pea R i d g e o he road. about to score with akin's next pass', Lewi made diving interception at the ^ght-yard line. That inspired the Bulldogs to 92-yard, ; 13-play touchdown rive. Eleven of the plays came i the third quarter. Highlights ere runs of 16 yards by Me- JlcllHrid, 20 by R i c k s and 11 y Jackson, selling up a 12-yard mi lo the 20 by McClelland u third and six. On the first play of the fourth uarter. Jackson made a Joe fashinglon-like cul and zipped yards to the one. He dived ver again with 1:38 to play, nd McClelland's PAT mada IB score 20-3. QUICK STRIKES But now Hie Grizzlies had the 'ind, and it took them only :22 lo score. Beam returned :ie kickoff to his 30, and a lefensive holding penalty mov- d the ball to the 45. Eakin ovcred the other 55 yards witli ,vo completions, a 32-yarder lo )hm and a 23-yarder lo Durbin or the touchdown. Sawyer added the extra point .nd Northside trailed 20-10 with 0:16 left. The wind blew Ihe ball off he tee before Norlhside could ick o f f , but not before Davis loticed lliat both the safely and Sawyer had approached · tha iall. He aligned his Icam accordingly, and Budd covered he onside kick at the Fayelte- ·ille 44. Northside got the ball al its 46 after the wind boomeranged all but six yards of McCleland's punt, but the Bulldogs lad devised a way lo s t o p iakin's passing. Steve Roberts. WcCutcheon and Billy Harrison .hrew Eakin for three straight seven-yard losses on blitzes. Harrison reached Eakin for fourth seven-yard loss on the Jrrizzlles' next possesion, and Northside didn't get the ball a^an until 1:12 remained. The Sulldogs'quit blitzing then, so Eakin passed his team 80 yards to a toucdown in one minute. After a four-yard loss, he hit Durbin for 33 yards, Ohm for 28 and Beam for nine, On fourth and one from the 14, Eakin found Beam again f o r s i x points. Weindel swept right for a two-point conversion, and the Grizzlies had 12 seconds left with which to contrive a winning field goal. They almost got possessionon the onside kick, but · Bruce McCleod emerged with the ball for Fayetteville after muffing it. BIG PASSING LEAD Northside's lightning - bolt louchdowns gave it a lot al offense edge of 325 yards to 284, built on a 256-28 passing advantage. Eakin completed 12 of 22 throws, while McClelland connected oh just one of seven. The Bulldogs led in first downs, 13 to 12. "On (heir last drive," said (CONTINUED ON PAGE 7) Southwest Loop To Blame For Top Ten Fluctuation If you've noticed the wire service top ten polls fluctuating ike Ihe slock markel on Black Friday, you can lay a heap of he blame on the Southwest Conference. During the first three weeks of Ihe season SWC learns have ilayed seven games against ,eams Ihat were ranked among the national leaders at the time of the game -- and the SWC has won four of them. ( It all began on Sept. 14 when Arkansas measured fifth-ranked Southern California, 22-7. Oklahoma, the Associated Press' pre-season leader, escaped with a 28-11 victory over Baylor the same day and both Southern [lal and Oklahoma dropped in the rankings.' The next weekend Texas AM whipped LSU (17th in AP and 16lh in United Press International), while Arizona Stale was holding its No. Ten ranking with a 37-7 victory over TCU. Meanwhile, Ihe SWC was creating confusion in reverse as Arkansas (lenlh in AP, ninth in UPI) absorbed a 26-7 loss at the h a n d s of Oklahoma Slate. Which brings the battered pollsters to last weekend. Oklahoma State, which had risen to 13lh and eighth in the Iwo polls, took a 31-14 beating from Baylor, while Texas Tech scored a convincing 26-3 victory over Texas (sixth and lifth in the two polls at the time), SMU BEATEN On the same day first-ranked Ohio Slale scored over SMU, 28-9, lo bring Ihe ranked teams' current record to three victories and four losses against SWC teams. And the ups and downs are reflected in SWC representation among the laders through three leclic weeks. When Texas Tech was named to both top tens this week, the Raiders became Ihe fourth SWC team to be so tonored this season. Here's · the SWC's status luring the first three weeks of First week--Texas ninlh and Arkansas lenth in AP, Texas eighth and Arkansas ninth in UPI; Second week --Texas sixth and Texas AM ninth in AP, Texas fifth and AM seventh n UPI; Third Week -- AM fiflh, Texas Tech tenlh. Texas I9!h and Arkansas 20th in AP; AM fourth, Tech seventh and Texas 16th in UPI. 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