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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 9

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With Final Game 3-2 Win NorthwMt ArVcmM* TIMES, Friday, Oct. 18, 1974 rAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS · 9 Oakland A's Capture Series OAKLAND (AP) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers brought out he best In the Oakland A's. As Slips - .: tAP Wirephotol OAKLAND CELEBRATION ... the Oakland A's begin their World Series celebration just after clinching their third straight Series crown. The A's mob Rollic Fingers. In the crowd are Bert Campaneris, left; Gene 'Tenace (hands on head); Dick Green, rear; catcher Ray Fosse (ioearing helmet) and team captain Sal Bando (6). Hogs, Horns Battle For Survival 'Big Shootout' No More AUSTIN, Tex. (AP) -- What once was the "big Shootout" has become a battle for survival in Southwest Conference football. The loser of the nationally televised Arkansas-Texas game Saturday almost certainly can be counted oil t of the SWC race for the host spot in the Cotton Bowl Jan. 1. Arkansas is 1-1 in the SWC, and Texas is 0-1. Texas Coach Darrell Royal said he doubted a team could lose two games and win the conference championship. "This game is a must for both teams," said Arkansas Coach Frank Broyles. "We have our backs to the wall, and Texas has their backs to the wall." It's a strange situation for the two teams that have dominated the conference for the past 15 years, with Texas winning the last six SWC titles, including "shootouts No. 1 and 2 against Arkansas in 1969 and 1970. Stranger s t i l l are offensive siatistics which show the tradi tionally strong Longhorns trail- 45, Sr.) KG 63 R. C. Thielemann (6-3, 35, Soph.), 69 Ron Fulcher (51, 225, Jr.) RT70 Lee King (6-3,245, Sr.), 7 Allen Petray (fi-3, 235, Jr.) TE 81 Doug Yoder (6-3, 220, r.), 80 Matt Morrison (6-3, 210, .r.) RHB 85 Ike Forte (6-0, 198, r.), 23 O. C. Jackson (165, 5-7, Fr.) FB 32 Marsh White (6-2, 220, IT.), 42 Rolland Fuchs (5-10, 90, Jr.) LHB 24 Barnabas White. (5-11, -77, Soph.), 22 Elijah Davis (50, 180, Soph.) QB 10 Mark Miller (6-2, 188, r.), 19 Scott Bull (6-4. 208, Jr.) ARKANSAS DEFENSE LE 83 Ivan Jordan (6-2, 200, Jr.), 80 Danny Crawford (6-4, 220, Jr.) LT 75 Brison Manor (6-4, 232, ,r.), 66 Mike Campbell (5-11, 207, Jr.) NG 65 Wayman Hawkins (6-2, 228, Jr.), 72 Leotis Harris (6-2, ing their opponents in total yardage by an average of 24 yards a 'game through five games. YOUTHFUL PLAYERS The rosters of both squads include numerous freshmen, sophomores and junior college transfers, and Royal attributes his own team's shortcomings and the erratic play of Arkansas to youth, Arkansas appeared to be the class of the SWC in whipping Southern California, 22-7, in its opener but has since lost to Oklahoma State and Baylor. The Razorbacks also defeated Tul- and Texas Christian, 3-2 record includes victories over Boston College Wyoming and Washington. .The Longhorns lost to Texas Tech and No. 2-ranked Oklahoma last Saturday, 16-13. "We're probably a better football team now," Royal saic after the surprisingly close OU sa, 60-0, 49-0. Texas' Texas score. Both coaches said their squads had good workouts this week. Texas is'ranked No. 16 in the Associated Press poll and Ar kansas is not rated among the top 20 teams. Texas has defeated Arkansas for three consecutive years and has not lost a game in Me modal Stadium since Nov. 18 1967, when TCU defeated the Longhorns 24-17. A crowd of more than 68, 000-^some 10,000 less than ca pacity--is expected. ARKANSAS OFFENSE · SE 34 Freddie Douglas (5-10 180, Jr.), 11 Kelvin O'Brien (6-1 184; Jr.) LT 74 Gerald Skinner (6-5 255, Soph.), 78 David Spriggs («-0, 230, Jr.) LG 68 Greg Koch (6-4, 233 Soph.), 57 Harvey Hampton (5 11, 237, Soph.) C 52 Richard LaFargue (6-5 240, Jr.), 54 Randy Drake (6-4 r.), 63 Allen Rickman (6-4, 240, RE 97 Travis Couch (6-3, 225, Y.), 59 Rick Burleson (6-5, 225, r.) ILB 13 Bill Hamilton (6-3, 204, joph.), 28 Steve" Collier (6-3, 05, Fr.) ILB 35 Wade Johnson (6-1, 25, Sr.), 60 David Nelson (6-0, 10, Soph.) OLE 85 Sherman Lee (6-1, 25, Sr.), 38 Morgan Copeland Ramay Tribe Past dou^arsll-O SPRINGDALE--The Ramay Indians, atter a rather slow first half, completely dominated the Springdale Southwest junior high Panthers for a 12-0 Northwest Arkansas Junior High D o n f e r e n e e victory here Thursday evening. ' The Indians and Cougars battled on pretty even terms though most of the first half m o s t l y because Ramay's usually potent running attack just wasn't getting off the ground. The Tribe finally got going late · in the second half when defensive tackle Doug Baird scooped up a Panther fumble at the enemy 35. Q u a r t e r b a c k Todd Darter directed the offense to the Springdale two. From there tailback Curtis Mahone scored on a second down a goal situation with a mere 16 seconds left in the half. The extra point fialed leaving things at 6-0 during intermission. Ramay head coach Gerald Daily found things pretty upsetting and really let his team know about it. "We didn't move the ball at all well on offense," said Daily. "Our offensive line blocking broke down and our backs weren't hitting the holes. I went in at halflime and did some chewing. I guess it's about the first time I've ever had to do that. But I guess it helped though." --It, 'must; have. Ramay completely dominated the second half allowing only two brief Springdale possessions while scoring one touchdown and coming · close on two others. "We really buckled down in the second half," said Daily. "We didn't give them much on defense but on offense we still weren't as sharp as we could : have been." Daily went on to say that the Indians probably could have scored 20 points by eliminating some costly errors. 1 On the first possession of the second half Ramay drove 60 yards to the Cougar three. However, a pass intended for tight end Eddie Nichols was intercepted in the end zone. However, the home team it turned out, the best was good enough to win the 1974 World Series. "They needed a little humill- .y," said Sal Bando, and the A's gave it to them by whipping the Dodgers 3-2 Thursday night to win their third straight world title, this one in five uneasy- games. The season: ended officially when'Oakland relief star Rpllie Fingers collared pinch-hitter Von Joshuas ·bleeding grounder and hopped, in. joy/as he threw dul the runner. Actually, the Dodgers were dead but didn't know it when they popped off against the A's before this bizarre Series started. They called the A's doubtful champions, even though they had won two straight basebal titles. "After they beat Pittsburgh in: the (National League) play pf£s, the v iDodgers.-/ : said they ytferen't impressed by us," sai( Joe Rudi, who hit the winning home- .run r-Thursday night "Well, they have all winter to think about it." Reggie Jackson, the mos emotional of all the dynamic A's, wouldn't gloat over the ob viously sweet victory. But yoi !ot some idea how he felt when le annouhcet: "We're the champs . . . I don't have to say anything more." What the Dodgers learned rom the 1374 World Series is runs lat you don't give the A's a from reak and expect to get away with it. In the first game at Los An- eles, the Dodgers outhit the I's 11-6, but the A's outscored he Dodgers 3-2. Jackson hom- 'red for the A's, and they got heir winning runs on a squeeze )unt by Bert Campaneris and an error by Dodger third baseman Ron Cey. Fingers throttled 'he Dodgers with some g r e a t relief pitching before 25-game vinner Jim "Catfish" Hunter came in to get the last out. Another 3-2 score resulted in :he second game at Los Ange- es, but this time the Dodgers were the winners. Joe Ferguson lit a two-run homer for the Na- Jonal League champions and s t r o n g m a n Mike Marshall snuffed out a ninth-inning Oakland rally. " : ' ' After the A's scored two run's on Joe Rudi's base hit in "the ninth inning, sprinter Herb Washington ran for Rudi but was picked off- first base by Marshal! in the most embarrassing play of the Series for Oakland. It was a big mistake, Washington admitted, but the last one for the world champions. Back in the comfort of their own ballpark, the A's took a typical 32 decision in game No. 3. The A's scored two unearned after right Ferguson, moved field to catcher, Gets 1st Win; Southwest Falls 14-0 73, Jr.), 18 Adrian Ford (5-11, 02, Jr.) LH 2 Alfred Jackson (6-1, 180, Fr.), 49 Mike Hartiriger (6-0, 80, Soph.) : RH 32 Sammie Mason (5-11, L75, Sr.), II Paul Jette (5-9, .80, Soph.) SAF 19 Terry Melancon (5-11, ;5-10, 175, Soph.) 90, Sr.), 21 Mike Featherstori RT 60 Jon Rhiddlehoover (6-1, 230, Sr.), 71 Mark Lewis (6-2, 240, Fr.) RE 51 Johnnie Meadors (6-1, 206. Soph.), 44 William Watkins (6-3. 211, Soph.) LB 55 Dennis Winston (6-1, 214, Soph.) 38 Marvin Daily (60, 225, Jr.) LC 29 Brad Thomas (5-10, 176, Jr.), 20 Muskie Harris (5-11, 174, Soph.) LB 53 Billy Burns (6-1, 210, Sr.), 76 Hal McAfee (6-10, 210, Jr.) SS 49 Tommy Harris (6-2, 187, Jr.), 17 Bo Busby (6-1, 188, Soph.) FS 26 Floyd Hogan (5-11, 174, Sr.), 17 Bo Busby (6-1, 188, Soph.) RC 40 Rollen Smith (6-1, 177, Sr.), 31 Howard Sampson (5-10, 185, Fr.) TEXAS OFFENSE TE 84 Tom Ingram (6-5, 228, Jr.) 87 Rick Ingraham (6-2, 220, Fr.) LT 75 Rick Thnrman (6-5, 245, Jr.), 79 George James (6-4, 240, Fr.) LG 67 Will Wildox (6-3, 238, Jr.),:62 Billy Gordon (6-2, 228, Soph.) C 57 Bob Tresch (6-4, 240, Sr.), 50 Jim Wyman (6-2, 230, Fr.) RG 54 Bruce Hebert (5-11, 219, Sr.), 66 Charles Wilcox (6-0, 230, Soph.) ·-· ' · RT 70 Bob Simmons (6-5, 261, Jr.), 58 Bobby Giles (6-1, 218, Sr.) : SE 43 Pat Padgett (5-8, 175 Sr.), 41 Landy Minor (6-0, 170 Fr.) QB 10 Marty Atkins (6-0, 200, Jr.), 14 Mike Presley (6-2, 203 Jr.) LHB 24 Raymond Claiborn (6 1, 184, Soph.), 29 Joe Aboussii (5-8, 190, Jr.) RHB 40 Gralyn Wyatt (6-0 177, Fr.), 34 Jimmy Walkc: (5-10, 190, Soph.) FB 20 Earl Campbell (6-1 225, Fr.), 46 Roosevelt Leaks, (5-9, 220, Sr.) TEXAS DEFENSE LE, 96 Lionell Johnson (6-2 217, Soph.), 45 Jim Gresham (6-2, 218, Soph.) LT 61 David McLeod (6-2, 254 Soph.), 77 Brad Shearer (6-4 240, Fr.) RT 74 Doug English (6-5, 250 New Kickoff Time With the World Series steady completed, the kickoff ime for tomorrow's Arkansas- Texas game is 2:50. Pre-game activities will begin on t h e national telecast at 2:30'. 6-0, 205, Soph.) ROV 8 Fred Sarchet (5-10, couldn't produce and Ramay, after taking over on a punt, drove 5.5 yards for their second touchdown. Todd Darter finished that drive with a 10-yard un. Actually the Indians had a couple more chances. The best opportunity, came when the Tribe drove 50 yards to the Sringdale "four but a clipping penalty moved the ball well out of range. Curtis Mahone was the big offensive cog for Ramay with 144 yards on 27 carries. Darrin Johnson also performed well at wingback after Bobby Fitts left the contest via an injury. The Indians amassed 244 yards total offense, all on the ground while the Tribe defense limited Springdale to only 21 yards. "Our defense played well once-:.again,", said Daily "They did-everything'we asked them." Daily singled out Gregg Hall, Bobby Martini Darrin Johnson, and Billy Smith for their per By BILL KENNAN Of The TIMES Sports Staff T5ie Woodland C o w b o y s played solid defense and broke two - long ··'·- scoring " runs to produce their -first victory of trie season, a satisfying 14-0 decision over Siloam Springs at H a r m o n Field - Thursday evening. The Cowboys completely dominated the action from the opening · kickoff. Coach Dick Harris' crew amassed 247 yards rushing and eight passing for a 255 total while a stingy defense allowed ' only 67. yards to Siloam rushers and passers. "Our defense really did a fine job for us," said Harris. "Ed Powell probab]y had his best game ever. Rice Brewer, Bill Murray and . Bill Sweetzer all had good games. Tim Lewis came in at noseman to replace Joe West and did a god job." Offensively Mike Hudspeth, West and Brett Parker all seemed to compliment each other well. "When Joe couldn't get -wide any longer·' that seemed to open up the middle for Mike. That's the way an offense should work," said Harris. "In addition, Brett did a really good job handling the option,. He was reading it just right all night long." - The right side of the Woodland offensive line also received p l e n t y of praise. "Terry Salsburry, Rice Brewer, Jay Trumbo and Billy Hodnett all did a good job blocking. They really made our offense work," noted Harris. Woodland started the game with a couple of costly fumbles that either gave up field position or stopped a promising drive. Fullback Mike Hudspelh dropped one at his own 49 and on the next drive still in the first period tailback Joe West juggled one after breaking well into the open. juggled it for about five yards. After regaining control West outran his pursuers for .the touchdown with 3:49 remaining in the half. Brett Parker passed, sue tumbled Jackson's 15-foot bouncer in front of the plate. Bill Buckner and Willie Crawford lit home runs for the Dodgers-, but they came too late. The omnipresent Fingers saved the victory for Hunter. As you might expect, the A's were'outh'it" by the Dodgers 7-5 but Oakland .still 'found a way to win.'-' ' · ' - ""'" ·' ." ' ' "' Pitcher Ken 1 'Holtz'man,'who hits as well as he pitches in World Series play, unloaded a home run in Oakland's 5-2 victory in game No. 4. Jim Holt, hitless in 25 pinch- hitting appearances during the regular season, delivered a two-run single to key a four-run sixth inning that -broke the game open. The tireless Fin ;ers bailed out an Oaklanc starter once 'more. That : set the stage for Thurs day" nights-Movie - star -Rock Hudson threw out the first bal --and the A's picked up the same, tired script. "We never win them easily,' said Oakland second baseman Dick Green, the defensive star of the Series. 'Vida Blue, still looking for his first World Series victory, wa given an early lead but couldn' hold it, A Dodger error set up Sal Bando's sacrifice fly in the firsl.in.nlnB,.,then Ray Fosse hi a mistake pitch from Dodge ace Don Button into the lef field seats for a 2-0 - Oakland lead. It stayed that way until th sixth, when the Dodgers tied the game with the help of thei two best run-producers of 1974 Jimmy Wynn hit a sacrifice fly and Steve Garvey singled in th second run and the Dodger pulled even with the A's at 2-2. This, quieted the capacit crowd of 49,347 fans at the Oak land. Coliseum for a while -- In the ncxfc inning, Rudi arked an inside fastball from Marshall into the left fiefd, eats. The massive electronic ign in left field lit up "JOE' ? ; 90-foot letters, green and old ' A's pennants sprouted rom the concrete stands and, s the crowd noise peaked, fire- vorks went off. ..." ,. The dramatic home run cam«. : ifter a game delay of six mint;; ites. A fan had thrown a bottle · ri the field and Wynn, the Dodgers' center fielder, collectj ed it and threw it to the side- ines with disdain. The Dodgers had a conference with the urh- )ires about the possibility of lulling their players off the iesd, but decided that the sittf 1 ation was not quite that criti- al. r By the time Marshall got around to throwing a pitchj ~ludi was ready for him. "I hit an inside fastball ivhich, believe it or not, I sort of expected," the Oakland star- said. ; Then along came Fingers. ;,. "I was told that if we got the ead, I'd be in the game," said Fingers. He came in, all right, but wasn't his usual self. This was evident when he gave up -a hard single to Buckner leading off the eighth inning. cessfully Phearson to for Malcom the two Mc- point but. they, didn't stay that wa; for very long. formances. "They were all just super," said Daily of his defense. Ramay's record jumped to 41-1 on the season and 3-1 in league play. Next week they test Springdale Byitral in an important contest. conversion, but a penalty set the ball back on the eight. This time Parker fired complete to Terry Salsburry on a look-in pattern for the score. The Cowboys had an 8-0 lead that barely held up until the halftime buzzezr. Tommy Fowler put on quite passing show in the final moments of the first half and nearly directed Siloam Springs to a touchdow. Fowler hit Brian Lamb and Lonne Licht for long gainers, and an interference penalty put the ball on the Woodland nine. From there Fowler got four yards to the five on first down and then as the buzzer sounder was stopped-at the one by the Woodland defense. Woodland scored the clinching touchdown in the third period when an ordinary fullback play up the-middle turned into an 85-yard touchdown play. Mike almost un- the - Siioam defense and scored w i t h 25 seconds left in the third period. West tried to s c o r e the two pointer on a sweep but was cut down short of the goal. From there it was a mop-up operation for the · Woodland defense now playing with a good deal of confidence. "It was really good to win the first one," said Harris! "Maybe we can get ready now and win our second one." The first score finally came in the second period when the Cowboys took possession on their own 19. On three carries West made jaunts of seven, 10, 21 and 43 yards to produce the touchdown. On first and ten at the Siloam 43 West took the pitch from Brett Parker a n d RE-ELECT ' REPRESENTATIVE CHARLES W. STEWART WHO BY EXPERIENCE \ i IS EFFECTIVE Democrat Candidate For State Representative, District 10 . . ' 1 Paid for by Joann Stewart Hudspeth zipped touched through Bulldogs Idle B o t h Fayetteville and Springdale have an open date in football tonight. The two teams will meet next Friday for Fayetteville's homecoming at Harmon Field. Springdale is 5-1 for the season and 2-0 in AAA-West. Fayetteville is 3-3 and 1-2. it tastes ffl expensive ·..and is. Wide from an original eld style sour mash CtcipefcyBidSamue!*, /ourth generation KentuckyDistiller, .;. JWw» Muk DMIfe%Uii*, Ky,M wtjfVwf- Wlji Mound. TOWN HALL TONIGHT! was once the call for Americans to speak their minds TOWN HALL TIME is a iradition whose time has come again THIS IS MY PLEDGE if elected to the Fayetteville City Board I WILL INSIST that the board revive this AU-American chance for you to speak your mind on issues close to you TOWN HALL TONIGHT! is my campaign pledge to YOU! signed, JIM LINDSEY football was my past service is my future POSITION 2 Fayetteville City Board November 5th Pol. ad. pd. for by Jim Lindsey IT'S TIME FOR A CHANGE . . . Step Up and Vote for Honest Government Vote For BRUCE CRIDER . for County Judge Pol Ad Paid by Bruce Crider, Greenland

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