The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 14, 1965 · Page 11
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 11

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, September 14, 1965
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Rally, W 14-13 Outplay EmneUburg Bit Have Tough Time Enreute Football fans had a nip and tuck season opener here last Friday night that contained a little bit of everything, and when the smoke of battle cleared away the Algona high Bulldogs had a 14-13 edge over their traditional opening game rivals, Emmetsburg high, on the Algona field. Algona dominated play most of the way, racking up 11 first downs to only three for the visitors. But the football fortunes were such that Emmetsburg was always within'reach of victory or tie, and it kept the sizable crowd alert right to the final buzzer. The Bulldogs played without the services of two backfield lettermen, LarryScobbaandTom Fitzpatrick, both of whom have injured ankles. But Bob Farnham, who carried the full load at fullback, and Dave Martin, the scampering Algona halfback, led a ground attack that kept the visitors reeling most of the night. Martin accounted for an unofficial 80 yards, chiefly with off-tackle slashes, and Farnham turned in about 50personal yards. TSCHETTER TALLIES Glenn Tschetter returned the opening Emmetsburg kickoff to the Algona 34, and after one first down, the Bulldogs were forced to punt, the ball rolling dead on the Emmetsburg 22. Mark Conn, Algona quarterback, had a good series of punts all evening. A few minutes later Algona had the ball back on another kick, and with the aid of a five- yard penalty on Emmetsburg, their only one of the night, moved to two quick first downs. Xlonn tossed a flare pass to Teeter for 15 yards and first down on the visitor 34. A moment later a nice screen pass from Conn to Tschetter went for 19 yards, and then ' Tschetter cracked around left end for 10 yards and a TD. Farnham bar- reled through center for the point and the Bulldogs led, 7 to 0 as the first quarter ended. Ellis made a nice return of Algona's kickoff to the E-Hawk 40, and the first down of the game for Emmetsburg followed. But Farnham intercepted an aerial effort on the 42, ending the threat, and Algona moved to the Emmetsburg 32 before losing the ball on downs. Play see-sawed at this point, until Emmetsburg recovered an Algona fumble on the Bulldog 41, and .with new life the visitors moved to the Algona 15. Thomas' pass to Beryl Hull was good for the touchdown, and Ellis plunged for the tying point. The tally stood 7-7 at the half. Emmetsburg, after taking the second half kickoff, and returning to their own 40, went for a fourth down and missed by two inches in the center of the field. Martin scampered for 16 yards, and another nice gain of 15 nullified by penalty. With the ball inside the Emmetsburg 40, the Bulldogs seemed to be moving. Then came one of those things. TACKLE SCORES T-D Conn dropped back to pass, but Hull came in from an end with a flash of speed that nailed Conn's tossing effort just as he started to throw. The ball flipped into the air and down In- to the arms of Emmetsburg tackle Larry Saxton. He broke away and crossed the goal line in a 40 yard run one step ahead of a frantic pursuer. The extra point plunge failed, and Emmetsburg led, 13 to 7. Coach Jim Hershberger then inserted a "secret weapon." After Conn had tossed to Teeter for a 21-yard gain, Rich Black, soph, halfback, came into the game, and on the first play with a nice reverse off a 2,5-yard gain and followed it with another good for seven. Farnham and Martin combined to carry the freight to 'the Emmetsburg four, and Martin went to the two as the third quarter ended. Farnham started the final quarter with a touchdown smash and also ran for the extra point, giving Algona the final 14-13 edge. The rest of the game was around mldfield, neither team threatening seriously. Teeter's interception of an Emmetsburg aerial on their 30 wound up the action. Algona's running game looked effective most of the time, but the pass protection had its weaknesses. Emmetsburg triedprac- tically no wide stuff, confining its attack chiefly to the between- tackle spots, and with the exception of one part of the second quarter, the Bulldogs put up a rugged general defense. Nor did Emmetsburg try much in the air, (to.) Upp»f &•* M*ln«»- Tundoy, Stpt. 14, 1»6S or seem to have a strong aerial threat. Thus, as the Bulldogs enter their first conference game at Hampton next Friday night, they will still have some tests to undergo. Hampton reeled off a decisive win over Eldora last Friday in their opener. Algona's line played a stout game with some good lineback- ing thrown in. With a few second more protection for a passer, the Bulldog offense with its speed, should make the rest of the conference wary. No serious Injuries turned up after the opener for the Bulldogs, and it is hoped that the two injured ankles will mend by Friday. STATISTICS Algona Em'burg First downs __— 11 3 Yards gained 185 74 by rushing 138 54 by passing 47 20 Pass attempts 7 10 Passes completed 3 3 Passes inter, by 2 1 Fumbles lost 3 0 Penalties 2-10 1-5 SNAKESKIN John Eadie of rural Waterville, who read about a record 50-inch snakeskln found recently on an Iowa farm didn't expect to top the record. However, he did discover a snakeskin in an old building there which measured 58 inches long 1 Top Izaak Walton Shooters football Results NORTH CENTRAL 14. Kmmettburg IS 34. Iowa Falls 13 jocunnd It, Clarion 7 Eagle Grove 6, St. Edmond • Humboldt 18. Twin River* e Webcter City 31. Spencer • TWIN LAKH. Albert City 33, Alto 20 _ Armstrony 31, Gilmore City • Manaon M. Sutherland 14 Lake City 13, Rockwell City T Humboldt 18, Twin Riven1 Swea City 8, Bolfe 6 _,_... Pocabontoi 14. Glldden Ralrtu IS AureiU ». Lauren* 0 LAKES Cherokee e.LeMan • Algona 14, Emmeteburg 11 Sheldon 8. Hartley 0 Webrter Ctty 31. Spojeer 8 Storm Lake 19, Sac City 13 Spirit Lake 33, MiUord 0 Rock Rapid* 28, Slbley • D*VUJt> AtOTflM** •*•»••••»••» ww Terril3».StouxVaUeyO _ Lincoln Central 18, West Bend 0 OTHER SCORES Prairie 8. Scranton 0 - . . EmmetrtkuM Catholic 47, Burt 19 Sioux City Bait 8, Carroll Kuenv Titonka 3, Boon* Valley 0 West Bend is 28-0 loser WEST BEND — Tom Weber; threw a touchdown pass to •Larry Howard, scored another on a 58 yard run, and added ai third by catching a 20-yard pas* while leading Lincoln Central to a 28-0 victory over West Bend. Mick Van Hagen ran 20 yards for the other touchdown. Lincoln Centra) alto scored a> aaf*y in U» fourth period. Humboldt opens on 18-6 win BODE — The Humboldt Wildcats best the Twin Rivers Pirates 18-6 in the opener for both teams here Friday night Twin Rivers scored first on a 44-yard run by Doug Logue. Humboldt tied it in the second quarter when Rick Kuhlman went across from the two-yard line. Humboldt scored again in the second quarter on a pass from Bob Lee to Don Place. The final touchdown was scored by Doug Marso on a seven- yard run. Humboldt' a front line was a strong point all evening and Larry Curran played a standout defensive game/while intercept* ing two passes. . Humboldt travels to Clear Lake for the North Central Conference opener next week. Twin Riven is at Lauren* next week, in a Twin Lake* Conference game. Humboldt 1121X18 Twin Riven ...... I I I I i • '. • • Newspapers collect food, clothing and money for the needy; they teach youngsters how to swim; they clamor for better schools, more hospitals and less civic waste. Three shooters from this area fared well in the Izaak Walton League fall trophy shoot at the organization's grounds south of Algona, Sunday, Sept. 5. They, were Gary Ludwig, St. Benedict, C, Christensen, Swea City, and Howard Forsberg, Algona. Five winners are shown in the photo above, while Forsberg, who won the President's Trophy as the top Algona shooter, is shown below. He won the mantel piece In a, shoot-off with Jim Cade after each hit 43 of 50. The five above are, left to right, Martin Brown, Bradgate, high handicap; Russ Bothwell, Gilmore City, second high over jail; Ed Jurgens, Fort Dodge, high over all; Ludwig, third high over all; and Christensen, high Ws, There were 49 entrants La the meet. (Poundstoae Studio Photos)

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