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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - December 13, 1965, Bennington, Vermont Ion Bennington Banner monday december 13, 1965 Sayers sets to record Hornung scores five ads As packers climb into Lead by Jeff Meyers up sports writer Paul Hornung has regained his former Luster but Gale Sayers has claimed his title of Golden boy. Hornung played his finest National football league game sunday by scoring five touchdowns to set a club record Lead Green Bay to a 42-27 Triumph Over Baltimore and hurdle the packers into first place in the West. Sayers however turned in perhaps the greatest individual performance Ever in the nil. The Chicago halfback who two weeks ago broke the Rookie to Mark scored six touchdowns against san Francisco to tie the nil single game record shatter the season Standard and vault into the leagues scoring Lead. Sayers heroics gave the bears a 61-20 Triumph and kept them in Contention in the West. Hornung had not been experiencing a Good season scoring Only three touchdowns until the Baltimore game being benched frequently during the Campaign. But Green Bay coach Vince Lombardi a had a Hunch Hornung would meet the Challenge of playing Baltimore for the division Lead. A i was confident Paul could do it a Lombardi said. A there was no question in my papa Bear �?~�?~sayers9 show greatest exhibition ever9 by de Sainsbury up sports writer Chicago up a George Halas a founding father of the National football league who coached such greats As Bronco Nagurski red Grange and Luck Man called Rookie Gale Sayers six touchdown performance sunday a the greatest exhibition i have Ever seen by one Man in one the papa Bear who played in the 1919 Rose bowl game and whose Chicago bears have usually been a Tough number in the nil is sure he has the Rookie of the year in Sayers who tied the league single game touchdown record in the 61-20 annihilation of the san Francisco 49ers. But the Bear coach urged a vote for offensive and defensive Rookie of the year so that Sayers and Bear Lineback Dick Butkus could both be honoured. A it would be embarrassing to the voters not to vote on both offence and defense a Halas said. The Bear coach was a Little smug Over the Way Sayers dealt with Rookie of the year bids by two other running backs Tucker Frederickson of the new York giants and Ken Willard of the 49ers. A any questions about Frederickson two weeks ago and Willard today have been taken care of a Halas said. Sayers raced across the 49er goal line on an 80-Yard screen pass a 21-Yard end sweep a seven Yard plunge a 50-Yard dash through the Middle of the line a one Yard dive and a dazzling 85-Yard punt return. St. Mary s tips St. Pat s. 80-54 Catskill . A led by a 35-Point performance by Pete Melesky the purple eagles of St. Mary s of Hoosick Falls topped St. Patrick a Here 80-54, Friday night. The charges of coach Bob Haynes jumped to a Quick 11-0 Lead and led at the end of the first Quarter 22-3. The hosts started to hit with More effectiveness later in the game but the eagles maintained their Lead opening it finally to 26 Points. Sol standings Vav a l pct. Chs 2 0 1.000 of 2 0 1.000 Msj 2 0 1.000 Windsor i 0 1.000 Rutland i i .500 Brattleboro i i .500 Springfield i i .500 Beyhl 0 i .000 Hartford 0 2 .000 of 0 2 too West Rutland 0 2 too fridays results chs 63, Springfield 25 of 71, Rutland 65 Msj 76, Hartford 51 Windsor 77, West Rutland 75 Brattleboro 73,of 56 St. Mary a Kennedy Barber p. Melesky Stempek Carelli Nowak Ellis totals St. Pat s Almquist g. Mahoney Thompson of Donnell Huemmer Schumacher Hussey Lammly d. Mahoney Vanzandt totals St. Mary a St. Paths i g. F. T. 5 i la 2 i 5 14 7 35 4 i 9 0 4 1 la i i 0 4 34 12 80 g. F. T. 6 i 13 1 i 3 5 8 12 i i 0 4 and after the game there was no question in anyone s mind that Hornung could do it. The former notre Dame Star ran for ads of two nine and three Yards and hauled in scoring passes of 50 and 65 Yards from Bart Starr. Sayers who equalled the single game to record set by the great Ernie Nevers in 1929 and tied by dub Jones in 1951, shattered Lennie Moore a season Mark of 20 by scoring his final touchdown on an 85-Yard punt return. His 36-Point output raised his season total to an nil High of 126 Points. A this was the greatest football exhibition i have Ever seen by one Man in one game a said Chicago coach George Halas who has been around the pro scene since the Early 1920s. Sayers also scored on an 80-Yard pass from Rudy Bukich who threw for 401 Yards runs of 21, 7, 50 and one Yard to help the bears run up their highest Point production Ever in a regular season game. Green Bay can wrap up the Western title with a Victory Over san Francisco next sunday but the bears can tie it if lev beat Minnesota while hoosiers in in overtime Hoosick Falls . A visiting Salem High school forced the Hoosick Falls hoop sters into overtime Here Friday night but fell to the hoosiers 71-64. George Starr and Bill waterhouse accounted for All of the Home teams Points in the overtime period to secure the win. Starr hit four and waterhouse connecting from outside hit six. The hoosiers gained control Early in the Ball game leading 18-11 at the end of the first Quarter and 29-21 at halftime. In the second half however the visitors moved from behind to tie the game 61-61 at the end of the regulation time. Starr led All scorers with 22 Points followed by Pete Hanks of Salem with 21 and waterhouse with 20. Ron Sheldon contributed 19 to the Salem cause and big Wally Sheffer netted 15 for the hoosiers. In the Jav contest the visitors i i 3 0 2 3 la 2 2 17 20 54 22 37 59 80 3 21 40 54 knocked off Rich hoosiers 71-57. Turns baby rfcs g f t Sheffer 5 5 15 waterhouse 6 8 20 Starr to 2 22 Wysocky i 3 5 Carelli i 2 4 Beckstein i 3 5 totals 24 23 71 Salem g f t Lauder 2 0 4 Gordy i 4 6 Barkley 2 4 8 Marazzo 3 0 6 Hanks to i 21 Sheldon 8 3 19 totals 26 12 64 the packers and the Colts who meet los Angeles saturday lose. Baltimore would Wear the Crown with a Victory coupled with a Packer loss. Roman Gabriel tossed five to passes and the vaunted los Angeles defense held Jimmy Brown to 20 Yards As the rams tripped the Eastern division Champion Browns 42-7. On the receiving end of Gabriel a strikes were Marlin Mckeever five Yards. Willie Brown 22 Yards and Tommy Mcdonald who snared 46, 42 and 43 Yard to tosses. Earl Morrall erased a 10-0 Washington Lead by sandwiching 74 and 73 Yard touchdown passes to Homer Jones around a one Yard scoring burst by Steve Thurlow to Power new York to a 27-10 Triumph Over the redskins. Tucker Frederickson who gained 70 Yards tallied on a 10-Yard run for the giants. Minnesota held Detroit scoreless after intermission to Post 29-7 Victory Over the Lions who gave up fifth place in the West to the Vikings. Fran Tarkenton hit Paul Flatley with a 15-Yard to pass and Phil King with a two yarder for the Vikings. Philadelphia belted Pittsburgh 47-13 in a game which produced an nil record for interceptions returned for touchdowns. Maxie Baughn 33 Yard Jim Nettles 76 Yards and George Marosovic 40 Yards returned steals for ads for the eagles while a Woodson 61 Yards did it for the Steeles. Nil standings Eastern division w. L. T. Pct. Of Pax Clevio 3 0 .769 336 301 n. Y. 706 .538 250 300 Dallas 6 7 0 .462 287 260 Wash. 5 8 0 .385 222 287 St. L. 5 8 0 .385 272 282 Phil. 5 8 0 .385 335 324 Pitts 2 la 0 .154 188 362 a clinched division title Western division w. L. T. Pct. Of a. . In 3 0 .769 292 200 bait mf3 i .750 369 267 Chi 9 4 0 .692 293 251 s. F. 760 .538 397 378 Minn. 6 7 0 .462 359 386 det 751 .417 222 267 l. A. 490 .308 252 308 sundays results Minnesota 29 Detroit 7 new York 27 Washington to Philadelphia 47 Pittsburgh 13 Green Bay 42 Baltimore 27 Chicago 61 san Francisco 20 los Angeles 42 Cleveland 7 saturday s game Baltimore at los Angeles Only game scheduled sundays games Cleveland at St. Louis Pittsburgh at Washington Dallas at new York Detroit at Philadelphia Green Bay at san Francisco Minnesota at Chicago Only games scheduled Aba standings Eastern division w. L. Pc. Of Boston 18 7 .720 Cincinnati 17 la .607 2j/2 Philadelphia 15 to .600 3 new York to 17 .370 9 Western division w. L. Pct. Go los Angeles 18 14 .563baltimore 14 17 .452 3 i san Francisco 13 16 .448 3v2 St. Louis la 16 .407 4v2 Detroit 9 17 .346 6> pc sundays results los Angeles 123 St. Louis 101 Only game scheduled Hornung a touchdown spree should silence critics by Milton Richman up sports writer new York up a a they Hornung do you Wanna bet on the game a Paul Hornung pretended he did no to hear the remark. He would no be had to be deaf not to though. The innuendo along with a few Choice others was hurled at professional footballs onetime Golden boy As he stepped off the Green Bay packers team bus before entering fog astros sign Hatton to replace Richards Houston up a the Houston astros weary of life at the Bottom fired general manager Paul Richards and Field manager Luman Harris sunday in a major shakeup designed to launch the astros baseball fortunes into orbit. The astros who have finished the past three seasons on the cellar Doorstep in ninth place in the National league named Grady Hatton As the new manager. Hatton a former third baseman for the Cincinnati reds moves up from the manage ship of the astros class triple a club Oklahoma City. He guided Oklahoma City to two pennants in the past three years. Astros owner Roy Hofheinz who made the announcements also said Eddie Robinson Houston farm director was also being fired. Tai Smith was named As vice president and director of player personnel Richards had a contract that ran through 1970. He served the astros As general manager for four years and was named manager of the year in 1960. Hatton indicated the shakeup May go further by announcing his intention to choose his own coaches. He did not hint who would stay on and who would be fired. Hatton scheduled a press conference of his own monday in Houston. Only last Friday Hatton announced he had rejected an offer from the Chicago White sox to succeed Al Lopez As manager an offer the White sox denied making. Shrouded memorial stadium in Baltimore sunday. Green Bay linebacker Dave Robinson help remember some of the pre game insults after Hornung turned in possibly the greatest performance of his career by scoring five touchdowns in a 42-27 Victory Over the Colts. A people still Haven to forgotten a said Robinson shaking his head sadly and referring to Hornung a one year suspension in 1963 after the former All american from notre Dame admitted to having gambled on football games. A they just wont let him alone a Robinson went on. A i done to understand what goes on in some Peoples minds. Some of them asked him if he wanted to bet when he got off the bus. To me Paul is a real Fine athlete. I was just overjoyed to see what he did in this Hornung did so much so much that really Wasny to expected of him that he almost overshadowed Rookie Gale Sayers who accounted for six touchdowns in the Chicago bears runaway against san Francisco a forty liners. When it was All Over and the packers had beaten the Colts to take Over the Western division Lead in the National football league Hornung took Little part in the general cheering. He sat quietly in front of his locker instead and softly mumbled his repeated thanks each time someone came Over and said a Good game but he had to be doing some deep thinking. He had to be thinking How he had managed to score Only three touchdowns in 12 previous games this year How he had been benched for part of the season and How a lot of people had been saying the Golden boy had had it. Hornung showed pm they were All wrong sunday. He a did it even though he was knocked dizzy after sweeping around end for a nine Yard touchdown in the third Quarter. A i did no to know where i was but i knew it was a touchdown a he laughed about it later. They helped the husky 30-year-old halfback to the Bench after that one his third to of the contest but he Wasny to finished yet he returned to score again on a two Yard plunge and after the Colts narrowed the packers margin to 35-27 in the final Quarter Hornung Shook Loose with a Bart Starr pass to Complete a 65-Yard scoring play and end All possible Hope for Baltimore. When Colt coach Don Simla unhappily discussed the game after it was All Over he said the turning Point was Robinsons interception of a Gary Cuozzo pass with seconds remaining in the first half. That was True enough. But there was a bigger turning Point yet for Hornung who has never looked like the Hornung of old since returning from his suspension. Two years is a Long time to be away. The packers were All Over Hornung with their congratulations after the game he played against the Colts. They were delighted to have their big Guy Back. Pats win Wallingford g f t Bailey 3 3 9 Seward 5 2 12 Cassel 2 0 4 Kennedy 6 4 16 Stewart 4 0 8 Day 5 0 to Rabtoy 0 2 2 Baker 0 i i Simonds 2 i 5 wort Man 2 0 4 totals 29 13 71 bus 8 18 26 40 Wall 17 38 53 71 All hands a Detroit Lions defensive backs Tommy Vaughn 48 and Bobby Thompson 27 reach up to Bat Down a fran Tarkenton Aerial intended for Vikings Fla Kerback Paul Flatley in White Jersey. The Vikings after a disappointing season got Back on the winning Trail Topping the Lions 29-7. Up cd Lindford stops Darwin bus loses first 70-41 Ludlow a the Wallingford foxes springing a full court press on the Burr and Burton bulldogs in the Early moments of the game Defeated the visitors Here Friday night 70-41. The foxes use the Ludlow gym As a Home court because of inadequate facilities in Wallingford. Hugo Bailey the tallest Man on the floor at 6�?T3�?�, completely put the wraps on by so Frank Darwin the teams top scorer. Not Only was Darwin held to two Field goals and three free throws for seven Points but Bailey and Lennie Kennedy continually boxed the bulldog senior out on rebounding opportunities allowing the foxes to effectively control Botn boards. After the press had forced the bulldogs into numerous mistakes and had gained Wallingford a 17-8 Lead at the end of the first Quarter tile hosts fell Back into a Strong zone which continued to hamper the bus offence. For the bulldogs a High percentage of turnovers Hurt badly As did a 14 for 36 record at the free throw line. The bus outside shooting was cold All night and the tight defense by Bailey and Kennedy prevented the backcourt men from lofting the Ball into Darwin for his usual Hooks and fall away jumpers banked off the Board. Mike Bentley led the bulldogs with eight Points followed by Darwin and Aaron Hill with seven each. Kennedy was High Man for the foxes with 16, trailed by Mike Seward with 12 and Gordie Day with to. Bus now resting in the Middle of the Marble Valley standings will entertain wingless fair Haven tomorrow night. Mar Lea Alley standings w l pct. C Bester 2 0 1.000 Proctor i 0 1.000 Woodstock i 0 1.000 bus i i .500 Poultney i i .500 Wallingford i i .500 Ludlow i i .500 fair Haven 0 2 too St. Mikes 0 2 too bus g f t Bourne 0 4 4 Fleming i 0 2 Bentley 3 2 8 Bryant i 3 5 Smith 2 i 5 Hill 3 i 7 Darwin 2 3 7 Fritts 0 0 0 Monroe i 0 9 a totals 13 14 40 Friday s results Wallingford 71, bus 40 Poultney 56, Ludlow 54 Chester 50, fair Haven 24 Woodstock 68, St. Mikes 47 sports briefs Garrett to Hula Honolulu up a Mike Garrett the Southern California football Star who won the 1965 Heisman trophy has agreed to play in the Hula bowl on Jan. 7. The 191-Pound halfback holds the Mcaa three year Rushing record of 3,221 Yards in 666 carries. Cohen re elected new York up a Haskell Cohen of Brooklyn ., has been re elected president of the United sports committee for Israel. Gash just Call up or come in. Get the Cash you want fast to do your shopping to pay your Bills to enjoy the holidays. You pick the terms. You pick the payments. At beneficial where you get that big . For Cash Call up and see beneficial finance system a 1600 offices coast to coast Loans $20 to $600 a Loans life insured at Low Cost beneficial finance co. Of Bennington 449 main Street Bennington phone 442 5441 a ask for the yes manager open evenings by appointment a phone for hours chargers Clinchy Al Western Crown by Richard Rossi in sports writer defiant cries of a wait til next year ring out of new York and Oakland but in the midst of it All a quietly confident voice whispers a wait til next the voice belongs to Paul Lowe the san Diego halfback who ground out 99 Yards sunday to Lead the chargers to a 37-26 win Over the Houston oilers and their fifth Western division championship in six years. Along the Way he also happened to become the first Man in Al history to gain Over 1,000 Yards twice. The reason he a whispering a wait a til next week is because that a when he expects to break Clem Daniels 1963 record of 1,099 Yards Rushing in one season. Although he did no to plan it that Way if he does break Daniels record next week when san Diego plays the raiders hell be adding insult to injury. Clem Daniels plays football for the raiders. The Buffalo Bills loosening up for their dec. 26 meeting with san Diego dumped the Kansas City chiefs 34-25, the raiders downed the new York jets 24-14 and the Boston patriots whipped the Denver Broncos 28-20. Jack Kemp tossed touchdown passes of 66 and 13 Yards to to Roberson and founded rut Kowski open with a 47-yarder As Buffalo downed the chief. Pete Gogolak kicked two Field goals to set a season professional football record of 28 and kicked four extra Points to All but wrap up the Al scoring title. He now has 115 Points. Kansas City quarterback Len Dawson enjoyed a great Day despite the loss hitting on 23 of 37 passes for 356 Yards. Daniels scored two touchdowns and ran for 104 Yards to Lead the raiders Over the jets. His performance moved him past Matt Snell and into third place in the leagues Rushing department with 793 Yards but that a Small Consolation considering hell have to sit on the Bench next week and watch Lowe erase his name from the record books. Babe Parilli who is closing Strong after a disappointing season tossed three touchdown passes in the patriots Victory Over Denver. Two of them were caught by end Gino appalled who tallied 16 Points for Boston. Rookie fullback Jim Nance scored the Patsy other six Pointer on a one Yard plunge. Al standings Eastern division w. L. T. Pct. Of Pax but to 2 i .833 301 212 . 4 8 i 333 271 291 hous 490 .308 284 387 bos 382 .273 202 288 a clinched division title Western division w. L. T. Pct. Of a . 823 .800 316 213 . 8 4 i .667 284 215 652 .545 277 250 Den 490 .308 268 347 saturdays results Buffalo 34 Kansas 25 Boston 28 Denver 20 Oakland 24 new York 14 san Diego 37 Houston 26 nuts Priestley elected to Grid position Northfield a Robert Priestley director of athletics at Norwich University Here has been elected to the three member executive committee of the new England intercollegiate football association for 1966, he was informed today. Named to serve with the Norwich official were Robert Pritchard of Worcester polytechnic Institute and Joseph Zabil ski of northeastern University. A 1942 Brown University graduate Priestley came to Norwich in 1951 As varsity hockey coach and an assistant in football. Promoted to the position of head coach of the Gridiron sport he held this Post for to years. Priestley now is starting his 15th season As hockey coach. He has doubled As athletic director since 1962. 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