The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 26, 1965 · Page 4
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 4

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, October 26, 1965
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Garrigan Upsets Pace//// 6-0 The slippery jaunts of Dick Bleich and the powerful straight- ahead shots of Denny Hudspeth, plus another good defensive show allowed Garrigan's Golden Bears to post a cozy 6-0 victory over Austin pacelli before a sparse Dad's Night crowd at Garrigan Field Saturday. The win by the Bears halted a three game losing skein and upped the locals to 2-4-1 for the season. Coach Beanie Cooper's club, hoping to wind up near the .500 mark for the year, ends its season here Friday night when LeMars Gehlen comes to town for a meeting of teams that always proves to be interesting. IF the Bears can again combine its newly-found running game with fine defense, win number three could go into the records. The weather, cold and windy, held down Saturday night's crowd - but the 700 or so present got plenty to cheer about when Bleich and Hudsoeth carried the ball. The Bears had five chances to score, while the visitors only one serious threat and a couple of minor ones all night. Garrigan came close three times, without scoring, in the first half. Pacelli, with the aid of a couple of penalties, got to Garrigan's 38 early in the fray, but the Bears' defense forced a punt. Unable to move deep in its own territory, Garrigan punted out and a Pacelli threat was stopped on downs at the Bears' 31. Hudspeth sparkled on a pair of runs, going 17 once and 31 on the next play as the Bears drove to Pacelli's 10. However, a smash Into the line on fourth down from the Pacelli two by Hudspeth fell a yard short and the visitors took over Lynx Powerhouse Crushes Algona Possibly the hardest-hitting and quickest reacting Webster City team ever seen here pounced on every offensive and defensive opportunity to slam out an easy 40-6 victory over the previously unbeaten Algona Bulldogs before a huge crowd Friday night. The fact that Algona had only one opportunity to get on the scoreboard (and did) proves Coach Jim Hershberger's club refused to lay down and die. The Bulldogs have their work cut out lor them this -weekend, too. They travel to Eagle Grove for a meeting with the rugged Eagles in the final game of the season. It is also a North Central Conference game. The. Eagles, 14-6 winners over Humboldt Friday night at Humboldt, can snare a share of second place in the loop's$nal standings with a win over Algona. The locals, however, will be out to finish the year on a bright note and a victory will assure them of second. It would be almost impossible to describe all of the things Webster City did right Friday night. With no less than nine backs displaying all kinds of speed and power, they whacked out yardage at the rate of 6.2 yards every time they tried the Algona defense - and a near- perfect passing attack found the winners hitting five of six for 108 yards. At the same time, the bristling defense of the Lynx throttled Algona completely in the first half, not giving up a first down, then allowed a TD in the last quarter after the Bulldogs picked up a fumble on the Webster City nine yard line. It was the only time Algona threatened. Webster City's offense was similar to Ohio State's famed "three yards and a cloud of dust" several years ago, except the Lynx doubled the yardage and the field was not dusty. The Lynx scored the first time they got the ball, going 62 yards in 10 plays, with Bruce Simpson, one whale of a runner, doing most of the work. He didn't quite make it from the three, swimming over on his back for the final yard and six points - according to the officials 1 The extra point attempt, a placekick, was deflected by- BUI Farnflam of the Bulldogs, The second TD drive started from Webster City's 44 on the opening play of the second period. It was Simpson the workhorse again, but Tom Jerde, a twisting, powerful runner, who got the six- pointer on an 11-yard jaunt. This time, John Mikel booted the extra point to make it 13-0. The Lynx tacked another six points on the board just before the half, marching from their own 20 in 14 plays to score, with Simpson bolting over from the one. The kick was wide, so it was 19-0 at halftime. Following the best Algona march of the night, with Dave Martin and Tom Fitzpatrick carving out good chunks of yardage (unfortunately, the drive started on the Algona four and carried to the 32), Webster City went 74 yards in six plays, including two long passes, to score again. A 30-yard pass from Al Larson, smooth quarterback, to Jerde got the points. Mikel kicked the point to make it 26-0. A fumble on the ensuing kickoff gave the Lynx another opportunity and they made it pay off. It took six plays to go 37 yards this time, with Jerde going the last eight. Mikel's boot ran the count to 33-0. With less than three minutes gone in the final round, the Bulldogs got a TD. Larry Munger recovered a fumble, giving Algona the ball on the Webster City nine. Martin went two, then Fitzpatrick went two, followed by a flare pass from Conn to Dale Teeter for the score. A pass attempt for the extra point was knocked down, so it was 33-6. The Lynx roared, 67 yards in 10 plays after the next kickoff to chalk up the final points of the night. Dan Elkin scored from the five, then smashed for the extra point to make it 40-6, Seldom, if ever, has a Webster City team looked as sharp as this one - and there have been a lot of fine Lynx outfits. This team wanted to get the job done and did. They had lots of snap breaking from the huddle before each huddle, and literally tore the Algona defense apart much of the time. And on defense, them shalt not pass seemed to be their credo. Martin, who had topped 100 yards rushing in each of the Bulldogs' first six wins, ran very well, winding up with 58 yards in 10 trips, a 5.8 average per carry, Fitzpatrick at times on the final play of the first period. Garrigan was right back down there moments later after a Shamrock punt, with Hudspeth and Bleich taking turns on the way to the Pacelli 11. It was fourth and one when Bleich lost a yard - and another threat was thwarted. Just before the half, Garrigan, with a couple of flare passes from Bill Milder to Bleich good for 38 yards, got to Pacelli's three, but time ran out, so the score remained 0-0. With 5:30 gone in the third stanza, Garrigan had its 6-0 lead. The Bears received the kick-off after the intermission, but were forced to punt. The ball popped out of the grasp of the would-be receiver and Bob Koppen of the Bears pounced on it on the Pacelli 29-yard line. Eight plays produced the Official statistics: First downs Passes Yds. passing Passes int. by Yds. int. ret. KO - Ave. Punts - Ave. Yds. kicks ret. Yds. penalized Yds. rushing Tot.yds.gained G 11 7-5 44 1 31 P 7 13-2 44 0 0 2-45. 1-45. 5-35.4 4-34. 30 51 56 185 229 19 83 127 boomed into the line with power, but the visitors wouldn't allow Coach Hershberger's club much chance to get going. Bob Farnham, junior defensive specialist for the Bulldogs, must have gotten more tackles than any player on the field. He was all over the place. On various occasions, Lynx runners literally ran over Algona defenders. Jerde wound up with 122 yards, while Simpson got 92 for the winners, who ran 67 running and .passing plays to 32 for the Bulldogs. Webster City had a 256-24 offensive edge at the half and 486-96 bulge at the end. Official statistics: A WC First downs 3 21 Passes 9-3 6-5 Yds. passing 18 108 Passes int. by 02 Yds. int. ret. 0 27 KO-Ave. 1-45 8-37.4 Punts - Ave. 7-23.6 1-25 Yds. kicks ret. 104 18 Fumbles lost 1 2 Yds. penalized 16 59 Yds. rushing 78 378 Tot.yds.gained 96 486 Clarion bopped Clear Lake, 32-6, and Hampton got past Iowa Falls, 26-19, in other loop frays Friday. Standings W L Webster City 6 0 ALGONA 5 1 Eagle Grove 4 2 Hampton 4 2 Clarion 3 3 Humboldt 2 .4 Clear Lake 0 6 Iowa Falls 0 6 Results NORTH CENTRAL Clarion 33, Clear Lake 6 Webster City 40, Algona 6 Hampton 26, Iowa Falls 19 Eagle Grove 14, Humboldt 6 Cherokee 18. Storm Lake 0 Emmetsburg SI, Sibley 0 Spirit Lake 20, Sheldon 7 Estherville vs Spencer (Sat.) CORK BELT Sioux Rapids 37. Graettinger 0 Everly 13. Mallard 0 Royal 47, Sioux Valtey 0 West Bead vs. Terril (Sat.) "Kossuth County's Favorite Newspaper" winning TD, with Joe Ringsdorf, who has been out all season with a broken leg, getting the score on a one-yard plunge. Hudspeth and Bleich provided the other 28 yards and the TD marked Rings- dorfs -first play of the year. The point alter attempt went awry when the snap from center went high over the player meant to hold the ball for placekicker Bill Reding. A 39-yard pass, from Tom Ball to Dan Leimbek, moved Pacelli to the Garrigan 38-yard line right after the ensuing kick-off and a 15-yard penalty on the Bears pushed the ball to the 18, but Ringsdorf diagnosed a Pacelli third down play, tossing Ball for an eight-yard loss, and the Bears took over after the next play on their own 16. No serious threats followed until Tom Wagner of the Bears grabbed a Ball pass late in the fourth quarter and returned it Tuesday, Octobftr 26, 1965 Aigana (la.) Upper DM Molnt* 31 yards to the Pacelli 12. Three plays later, the game ended with the Bears on the Shamrock seven. Other notable defensive plays during the fray were turned In by Chuck Geilenfeld, Bleich and Koppen as Garrigan defenders tossed opponents for'braes no less than six times. The Bears held a 136-124 rushing and passing bulge at halftime - and a 229-127 margin at the end. Passing yardage was even at 44 yards, while the Bears, with Bleich getting 90 yards in 27 carries for a 3.3 average and Hudspeth gaining 88 yards in 17 trips for a 5.2 average, held a 185-83 margin on the ground. The inside-outside touch by Hudspeth and Bleich seemed to be just what the doctor ordered. Leimbek was Pacelli's top rusher with 68 yards in 11 carries, an average of 6.2 yards per try. The Bears ran 51 times, the Shamrocks 27. 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