Detroit Free Press from Detroit, Michigan on December 18, 1967 · Page 16
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Detroit, Michigan
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Monday, December 18, 1967
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16 Monday, Dec. 18, 1967 DETROIT DAILY PRESS A Cheer For Lions FT WAS A LONG WAIT between victories for the home folks nearly two months. The lions hadn't won at Tiger Stadium since Oct. 22, but a pretty-Lion cheerleader (right) made the most of the situation by leading applause for 44,874 fans. Most of th? cheers over the 14-3 victory over the Minnesota Vikings were reserved for Lem Barney, the rookie defensive back, who intercepted three passes and triggered the success by returning one of the pilfered passes 71 yards for Detroit's first touchdown. A y sic Lem Barney leaps high BY JOE DOWDALL Dally Press Sports Writer The Lions finished their 1967 season Sunday and the search for a quarterback goes on. A massive change in the coaching staff, three- trades and the addition of 10 rookies, including the National Football League's two Tommy Watkins ;tS" i If V ffM A 4 . Oilers Near Title As Jets Stumble - The Oakland Raiders, already assured the Western Division championship, virtually knocked the New York Jets out of contention . Sunday for the American Football League's Eastern flag. In scoring a 38-29 victory to run their season's record to 12-1, the Raiders dropped the Jets a full game back of Houston Oilers who downed San Diego, 24-17, Saturday afternoon. Now all the Oilers have to do is beat or tie Miami next Saturday night to qualify for a shot at the Raiders for the league title. The Jets have to beat San Diego next Sunday, and hope Houston is beaten in order to wind up in a tie for the Eastern pennant and force a playoff. THE JETS jumped to an early 7-0 lead when Don Maynard scampered 25 yards for a touchdown on a Joe Namath pass. Namath raced over from the three and it was 14-10 for the Jets in the second period. But the Raiders struck for three touchdowns two on to intercept a Minnesota pass in second quarter . . . then turns back on Vikings for 'arney, Farr Are best, made the Lions just one victory better than they were a year ago. They finished with a 5-7-2 mark to last year's 4-9-1 mark. The Detroit players dressed silently and hurriedly Sunday after their 14-3 victory over Minnesota before 44,874 fans at Tiger Stadium. Most of them of Lions slips behind Viking Daryle Lamonica passes and one on a six-yard scamper by Roger Hasberg to put the game out of reach. Miami won its third game in the last four starts by recovering from a 7-0 deficit to beat Boston, 41-32. 'Bob Griese rifled three straight touchdown passes, hitting Jack Clancy, ex-Michigan star, for three; Bob Harper for 15 and Stan Mitchell for 14 as the Dolphins shot ahead, 35-14, and coasted in. Lennie Dawson and Otis Taylor hooked up in a flashy passing duel as Kansas City swept past Denver, 38-24. Dawson clicked to Taylor for touchdown heaves of 26, 21 and 42 yards to give the Chiefs a 21-0 advantage which they maintained the rest of the way. Astro, Aid HOUSTON The Houston Astros have named Hub Kittle, a minor league managed for 15 years, to manage their Dallas-Fort Worth farm club in the Texas League next season. couldn't wait to head home for Christmas, not even until Monday to pick up their checks. THE ONLY activity in the dressing room centered around the Lions' top rookies, Lem "Barney and Mel Farr. They had another great day to climax their being named the Lions' most valuable players on offense Ed Sharockman (45) to Marlin McKeever Lion and defense. Earlier they had been named the NFL's top rookies. It marked the first time' in Lion history two rookies swept the team's MVP awards. Barney, the No. 2 draft choice from Jackson (Miss.) State, had a record-setting day as he intercepted three passes within 10 minutes to gather in Karl Sweetan's (86) takes to air to avoid Daily Press Photos by BUD JOHNSON and DICK TRIPP m,v mmmm.. & Jiu tut nuiu.u tu n..i.ii..n.t,,L.,l1!l,uMi u, u ,, ,., . L n.,,,,...,,,, .,.,, , Stars set up Detroit's two touchdowns. He returned his first interception 71 yards with a tackle-breaking run to put Detroit ahead to stay. It was his third touchdown of the season with an interception and tied him for the NFL record. BARNEY MADE another steal moments later at the tv; 1 touchdown pass fallen teammate 4 2 atJ 71-yard touchdown sprint, Right Lion 40 and then set up Detroit's final touchdown by pulling in Viking quarterback Joe Kapp's pass on the Minnesota 13. It took the Lions six plays to score from there. "My men kept going out and I kept going out with them," Barney said as he craddled the game ball coach Joe Schmidt and his teammates gave him. "This league is fast and tough. You never can let up on your man." Barney ran his season interceptions to 10, third highest in Lion history. "I am going to get married Christmas Eve," Barney said. "Then after our honeymoon, I'll spend six months of active duty in the Navy. I still have some Naval Reserve time left." A TIRED Farr was being congratulated, too. The UCLA flash gained Rushing Att. Yds. Iigr. Gn. TD Farr 21 69 22 0 Watkins 13 12 5 0 Nowatike 2 IS 15 0 Sweet an 1 S S Totals 37 94 22 0 Att. Comp. Yds. Int Tl Sweetaa 11 2 15 1 1 Plum 6 8 4 1 0 Totals 17 5 59 1 1 Receiving No. Yds. l.g. Gn. TD Farr 1 12 12 0 Watkins 1 3 8 1 Malinchak 1 15 . 15 0 Cogdill 2 29 15 0 Totals 5 59 15 1 x-a 1ST Face; mile: 2:09 1-5. 'IKIGS 3Ir. Grant 6.70 8.90 2.70 Rashlng Hal's Gift 3.10 2.50 Att. Yds. Lgr. Gn. TD Taffolet Song 3.00 Brown 5 43 29 0 2ND Pae; mile: 2:07 2-5. Osbnrn 22 86 11 0 Radar 4.80 4.10 3.20 Vand'rkelen 2 6 5 0 Lochinyer Tony 12.20 6.30 Jones 1 7 7 0 Brack's Cryhag 4J50 DAILY DOUBLE (6-2) $25.20 Total SO 142 29 SRD-Pace; mile: 2:08 " Passing Att. Comp. Yds. Int. TD TCapp 15 6 40 S O Vandrkl'n 15 3 42 0 0 Totals SO 9 82 S Receiving No. Yds. L;. Gn. TD Oshorn 2 7 6 0 Flatley 1 8 8 0 Phillips 2 17 17 0 McKeever 1 14 14 0 Brown 10 0 0 Beasley 1 10 10 0 Grim 1 26 26 0 Totals 9 177 26 0 Arlington Wins Pecan Boivl ABILENE. Tex. The University of Texas at Arlington, playing on a field cleared of several inches of ice and in bitterly cold weather, blanked North Dakota State, 13-0, Saturday in the fourth annual Pecan Bowl football game. convoyed by Rush (82) and Maher (21). the 69 "yards Sunday to move into second place in yardage gained in a season by a Lion. He passed Ace Gutow-sky's 827 yards in 1936 and M oiiciay s R ace Entries Tropical Park 1ST 2,600, 2 YO mdn, cl, 6 t. Lord Baron Mr. Coz Outlandish Only Always Bantering Xative Home Jim's Melody Semo Boy Party Ways Llan fab 2M 2.B00 1 116 m. Oii""n'9 Frolick Herky Carelpss Courage Phil Foster Ividy Holiday Snpak Thru 3RD 2,fi00, 3 La Vedette Bless Frances Nas-Get Ellen Sunshine Bob's Cathy Laurel Rock Cheeky Carol Charge Intent Tudor Will Hellenic Express Wesley I. Salty Wine Expecting Aggression Pac Spunk Locker Chest S 4 YO, cl, Behavin Jerry Royal Nature Craig's Fault Commodore Lord Oliver Mr. Peyton Miss Cook YO up. cl, 1 m. Rullah Path Tract Side Dynamic Jack Flipaway Little Bullfrog Tix Rex Woodcutter Our Rebel 4TH 3,500, alw, 34 YO, 6 f. Row Stitch Mito Hasty Royal Malabar Flotage Bullyampa Ponce de Leon Caryl Kay Saturday's Results at Windsor Pen dragon 15.90 4.90 3.50 dh-Mand'a Champ S.10 3.20 dh-Chief Armbro 2.90 3.10 dh Dead heat for second. 4TH Pace; mile: 2:09 4-5. Monny's First 11.00 4.50 Pedro Wilson 3.30 Flarestoner 2.50 2.S0 2.90 5TH Pace; mile: 2:08 1-5. Senator ITndson . Letts Worthy Midnight Zone 13.30 6.70 3.70 8.70 3.30 4.00 Q. KIN ELLA 4-5 $22.10 6THT Pace: mile: 2:07. Drnmmondville 8.60 2.60 Dixie's Honey S.70 Grandiloquence 7TH Pace ; mile: 2.07. Fireside Adios 18.40 8.10 Home Place Larry 6.30 Lady Ohio Scratched Rnddr Brae. QOXELLA (1-4) S62.10 8TH Pace: mile: 2:06 1-5. Masqnerader's Boy 4.70 S.fiO Lil's Adios 4.80 9TH Pace; mile: 2:04. Bye Time 7.40 2.70 The Big Bear 2.40 Mr. Galophone 2.30 2.80 3.40 5.10 3.70 3.00 2.90 3.90 2.10 2.10 2.10 Scratched Dandy Scott. 10TH Pace; mile: 2:04 2-5. Project Apollo 10.70 5.50 2.80 Fanny Mite 4.30 2.60 Royal Adios 2.80 Scratched Common Art. EXACTOR 6-4 $33.90 Crowd: 6.629. Handle: $517,442. End Nick Pietrosante's 841 yards in 1961 with a 860-yard total. Pietrosante's mark of 872 yards set in 1960 still stands. 5TH 2,700, 2 YO, cl, 6 f. Rural Reward With Florida Light Confidence Endora Disposal Aran Tornado Final Round Kings Fame Namfrod Good Relations Count De Melanion's Gal Money Madame Heller Shuking Our Sora Greek Lime Native Sailor Mini Tall 6TH 2.700, S YO np, cl, 6 f. Bold Destroyer Defansor Kppper's Timely Note Choice New Process Air Castle Pertinax Scairt Any Calls Shrine Game 7TH 3,200, 3 A 4 YO, cl, 1 1lfi m. Gaona II Oslek Imperturba- Oureat bility Pete's Sister Big Hat Worth the Suddpn Draft Price Atom Princess Ruffled Bustle Two Wings 8TH 2,900. 3 YO np, cl, 6 f. Bab's Brother Lykke Til Royaute Go Bmu Go Ramiro Real Runner Macedonia C. U. Later Dutch Wrackateer 9TH 8,300, 8 YO up, el, 1 116 m. Red Rpdeemer Vee Jack Buttons Road . Swamp Rabbit Classic Doc Nan Charcoal Officer Bold Ship Sweeney Two Up Borealia Varbo 10TH 2,600, 3 YO np, el, 1V m. Talo Champignon II Dadivoeo Smart Bunny Gantlet La Tokscana Brumby Prensor Gorlla Jan's Baby Coreana Cran brook World Guide Lane Nebular Capital Dancer Panhandle King Fine Dunluce College Basketball LATE SATTKDAT RESULTS Missouri 74, Detroit 88. Detroit Tech 100, Mackinae 91. East. Mich. 93, Baldwin Wallace 68. MSU 95, Hardin Simmons 76. Kansas 78, Texas A&M 82. Fairfield 63. Villanova 62. Long Island 57, Ions 55. Kent State 65, Marshall 41. Yanderbllt 76, Dnke 75. St. Bonaventure 96, Dnqnesne 74. Fordham 57, Conn. 48. VMI 96, Old Dominion 88. Army 67, Illinois 57. Alabama 76, Mississippi 59. Citadel 83, Geo. Wash. 66. Northwest 91. Valpraiso 84. Canisins 72, Catholic TS. 61. Providence 80, Rhode Island 63. Bntler 73, Toledo 70. Fvansville 85. Tex. Wesleyan 72. Pnrdne 107, Tnlane 92. Niagara 101, LaSalle 82. Miami (Fla.) 93. Eastern Ky.. 87. Tennessee 56, Tnlsa 48. Loyola (La.) 94. Okla. 76. Oklahoma City 98, TCf 85. Denver 94, Regis 81. Cincinnati 58, Kansas St. 56 (ot). Loyola (Chi.) 89. San Fran. 84. Virginia 90, NYTT 83. Dayton 82, Rice 58. Wisconsin 70, Marquette 62. Utah 101, Stanford 91. Yale 90, Virginia Tech 77. Oregon St. 67, San Jose 52. i

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