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Biloxi Sun Herald (Newspaper) - November 13, 1976, Biloxi, Mississippi Section a Page 1 sports saturday morning november 13, 1976 Sun Herald 30nny pippin Gulfport defense shows Good Pursuit in tackling East s Robert Hicks far left final Vikings 27, commodores 14 by Cliff Kirkland Sun sports writer with visions of shrimp bowl dancing through their Heads the Gulfport East Vikings put the Gulf port Commodore football program to sleep Friday night with an unimpressive 27-14 Victory at Milner stadium. It was the last football meeting Between the two Intra City rivals As the schools will be consolidated next year but emotions ran Low on the Field and execution gave Way to sloppiness. Quot i Felt like it was t a Well played game Quot said Gulfport East coach . Loiacano. Quot we did t have Good practices All week Long and i Felt like we played just the Way we practice. We practice Sloppy we played there were 12 fumbles in the chilled contest seven by East and five by Gulfport. The Vikings kept their scoring Down by losing three of their fumbles while the commodores Only lost one Gulfport was tagged with 10 penalties and East with four. With the splendid running of tailback Robert Hicks serving As a catalyst the Vikings put 21 Points on the scoreboard in the first half and added a touchdown in the fourth Quarter. Gulfport scored Lone Totic Downs in the third and final periods. Hicks lit up the scoreboard and the Vikings fans with a Brilliant 37-Yard ground Man Euver just four minutes into the first period. Taking a pitch out from quarterback Adams Hicks rounded right end stepped inside a crushing downfield Block by guard Joel Beckham Cut across the Grain and out stepped Commodore defenders Down the left sideline for the game s first score. Adams kicked the Pat for a 7-0 Viking Lead. Fullback Robert Bertucci subbing for injured Fred Collins sprinted 10 Yards up the Middle for East s second score of the first Quarter with 2 43 left. Adams then added his second Pat kick. Bertucci s Bolt was set up by the running of Hicks who accounted for 29 of the drive s 50 Yards. The All purpose Back ran twice for 14 Yards and took a dump pass and converted it into a 15-Yard gain and a crucial first Down on a third-and-14 play at the Gulfport 39. East s final touchdown of the first half came on a 13-Yard pass from Adams to Arthur Wiley with 38 seconds left in the second Quarter. Johnny Atherton kicked the Pat. The Vikings had one final Opportunity at Points in the first half when linebacker Tommy Blanken Stone strikes Early against Leakesville special to the Sun Herald Leakesville a Stone scored five touchdowns in the first half and Jim Price converted five extra Points As the tomcats ended the season with a 35�?13 football Victory Here Friday night Over the Leakesville bears. Stone 6�?2�?1, hosts Oak Grove next Friday night in the Pickle bowl. The tomcats drove 50 Yards in five plays in the first period As Ricky Bates scored on a six Yard run. Price kicked the first of his extra Points. Another sustained drive 66 Yards in six plays and George redeemer s 16�?Yard run put Stone ahead 14�?0 with 21 seconds left in the period. Stone made it 21�?0 Early in the second Quarter As Paul Dorsett scored on a one Yard quarterback sneak. The touchdown was set up by a Fumble recovery. The bears took the Kickoff and scored on Steve Packer s 67 Yard run with 8 13 remaining in the second Quarter. Less than a minute later Russell Robinson ran 67 Yards for another tomcat score. Late in the stanza Mike Fountain capped a nine play 81 Yard drive with a one Yard run into the end zone. Leakesville scored on a 12�?Yard run by Phil Jones in the third Quarter to end the scoring. Fountain carried the football 11 times for 110 Yards. Leakesville 12 233 54 7-3-0 2-42 2-1 4-30 statistics first Downs Rush Yards pass Yards passing punts avg. Fumbles lost Stone in 29s a a 3-2-0 2-25 2-i 3-45 0-7-6-0-13. 14-21-0-0-3s. Ship intercepted a Ricky Floyd pass and returned it 25 Yards to the Gulfport 27 with one second left on the clock. A desperation pass by Adams was intercepted by Ray Harvey and returned 23 Yards on the final play of the half. Gulfport finally reached the scoreboard with a 27-Yard touchdown pass from Floyd to flanker Gerald Fowler five and one half minutes into the third period. Donny Wentworth misfired on the extra Point kick. Adams closed out East s scoring on a four Yard Side stepper late in the final Quarter. His kick for the Point after was blocked. The commodores stunned the Small crowd in attendance with a perfectly executed 38-Yard pass and lateral play with just 33 second remaining in the game. Dropping Back from the East 38, Floyd fired a pass to wide receiver Harvey who caught the Ball on the 30. And while falling to the ground late Rale d to running Back Steve Amite player Dies in game Liberty miss. Apr Dale Caston 16-year-old Amite Academy football player died Friday night after collapsing during a football game against Brandon Academy. Witnesses said Caston was hit by a Block during a second Quarter play walked off the Field under his own Power and collapsed on the sidelines. They said when he was examined in the training room no pulse was discernible and he was moved to a Centreville Hospital where he died a Short time afterwards. An attending physician said he apparently suffered a cardiac arrest following the blow to the Chest. He was the son of or. And mrs. Wesley Caston of Liberty. Caston s team went on to win the game 19-7 and take the South class a title in Academy conference Competition. Williams who sped Down the right sideline the remainder of the Way. Harvey passed to Fowler for a two Point conversion. Quot it was the old Flea Flicker Quot said Gulfport coach Paul pounds of Williams touchdown. Quot Ray Harvey did an exceptional Job and Steve Williams did Loiacano Felt one reason to Vikings played poorly was the play of Gulfport s defense. Quot they just did a real Good Job of defending us Quot said Loiacano Quot they were playing Quot we knew before we went into the ballgame it would be extremely hard to contain them Quot said pounds of East. Quot they be got too much Speed that s number one too Many moves and we could t contain them. They have a big play offence and they used the Success Gulfport enjoyed was in the passing game and Loiacano said he was t surprised the commodores were Able to penetrate East s secondary. Quot i said before the game that they had a Good passing game Quot said Loiacano. Quot i thought they threw the Ball Well. Ricky Floyd did a great Job throwing the their receivers had a Good game. Quot they came out in the spread offence which we had t seen this year. It s Tough to cover All of their receives with our zone when they re spread out All Floyd passed 20 times and completed nine for 110 Yards. Hicks rushed 18 times for 195 Yards to Lead the East offensive. East finished its regular season with a 9-1 worksheet and will Host George county in the 37th annual shrimp bowl next Friday in Biloxi. Gulfport finished its season with a 3-7 record. Gulfport is 110 9-20-1 4-30.5 5-1 10-Ei Guf pert East first Downs Rush Yards pass Yards passing punts ave fumbles lost penalties Yards 5 235 -6 3-10 i 3-20.6 7-3 4-Io score by us rulers g be 0-0-6-8 la 14-7-0-6 27 players see abundant future by John Bialas Herald sports writer Gulfport and Gulfport East met for the last time in a High school football game Friday night at Milner stadium. It should have been an emotional occasion but no tears were shed by the commodores and the Vikings Over the end of one of the Gulf coast area s most competitive Grid rivalries. The Blue and the Orange bands did not strike up a rendition of Quot Auld Lang syne Quot after the shrimp bowl bound Vikings stepped away from the Field with a 27-14 Victory. Some of the underclassmen of Gulfport and East feel the consolidation of the two schools for 1977 will boost the prep football program in their City. Quot i know it s Good for our said East tight end Arthur Wiley a 183-Pound Junior who is expected to play a valuable role for the new Gulfport squad next september. Quot we re going to be one team next year Quot he continued. Quot we want to establish a winning tradition and go All the Way to the state next Charles Chapman a 194-Pound Junior Commodore guard echoed Wiley s sentiments. Quot i think consolidation is going to be Good for prep scores Mississippi prep football by the Asi coisted press big eight conference Jackson Callaway 14, Jackson Murrah 7 Pascagoula 14, Moss Point 7 Greenville 42, Greenwood 12 Mccomb 19, Brookhaven 7 Clarksdale ii Cleveland 6 Picayune 32, Jackson Central 13 North Nat is 27, South Natchez 13 it Gulfport East 27, Gulfport 14 Biloxi 33, a Tildian 22 Laurel 27, Harfi Estburg 7 Vicksburg 39, Yazoo Chiy 6 others Hancock North Central 13, pass Christian 7 d Iberville 35, Biloxi notre Dame 6 Vancleave 28, St. Stanislaus 0 Indianola a 12, Jackson prep 6 Clinton 28, Forest Hill 0 Kilmichael 18, Thomastown 6biloxi rip Meridian special to the Sun Herald Meridian a unleashing a productive offensive showing on Host Meridian Biloxi outgunned the wildcats 33-22 Here Friday night to claim the shrine bowl trophy. Joe Sabbatino s indians stepped through the wildcats for five touchdowns and kicker Sig Bressler added three extra Points. Meridian struck for three touchdowns and added two two Point conversions. Biloxi s touchdowns came on Darryl Posey s seven Yard run James Otis s 44-Yard dash with a Fumble recovery Lloyd Bur Bridge s two and three Yard runs and Melvin Brown s 18-Yard dash. Ondray Harris. Eddie Brashier and Tim Copeland ran seven 46 and one Yards respectively for Meridian s scores. Copeland passed to Bill Brooks for one conversion and Wes Fulmer ran for the other. Biloxi ended its season with a 6-4 record while Meridian fell to 3-7. Statistics not available a pectoral account of Friday s memorable night will be published on the people Page of a essay s South Mississippi Sun. Us. Well be Back in Competition for the state title. With consolidation we re going to make a new tradition instead of losing Bill Bell a 205-Pound tackle for the orangemen commented Quot next year Well probably be As Good As this year if not better. There will be More players to pick from and everybody will be pulling for one team instead of two Quot the big Blue s Bobby Miketinas a promising performer on the defensive line stated Quot i think everybody will get along All right. I know a lot of people on the team will be looking Forward to next the final Battle Between Gulfport and East at Milner played before a sparse crowd did not signal a parting but instead a beginning. The next time the commodores and vikes Don pads for a regular season game under a different identity they la be doing things the United Way warriors cruise past res bowl bound d Berville built a 22-0 halftime Lead Friday night before cruising to a 35-6 season ending football Victory Over the notre Dame rebels at Biloxi municipal stadium. Coach buddy Singleton s warriors finish the season with an 8-2-1 record. D Iberville tied East Central for the Pascagoula River conference championship and will play in the nov. 20 Turkey bowl. The opponent has not been determined. Midway through the first Quarter Timmy Pyron scored on a three Yard run and Ricky Tiblier kicked the extra Point for a 7-0 Warrior advantage. Marty Brewer followed with a 20-Yard scoring run and Tiblier kicked the Pat for a 14-0 Lead. With a minute remaining before halftime Pyron scored his second touchdown on a three Yard run. Quarterback Ray Hamel passed to Brewer for two Points and a 22-0 Cushion. Notre Dame scored its touchdown with 8 35 left in the third Quarter As quarterback George Sli Man passed 24 Yards to Randy sen Tell. The extra Point kick failed. Hamel scored on a two Yard sneak in the third period and Tiblier ran 19 Yards for a touchdown and kicked the extra Point to finish the scoring of both teams. Notre Dame finishes the season with a 2-7 record. Tiblier rushed for 93 Yards and Brewer 71 for d Berville. Iberville m 275 123 ie-3-0 1-32 3-2 2-30 statistics first Downs Rusy Yards pass Yards passing punts avg. Fumbles lost notre dams t 130 69 16-5-2 3-34 4-3 3-<0 Jackson carries team to Triumph Over rocks special to the Sun Herald Bay St. Louis a senior running Back Willie Jackson climaxed an outstanding High school football career Friday night by scoring three touchdowns and Rushing for 168 Yards As Vancleave pounded Pascagoula River conference foe St. Stanislaus 28-0. Jackson scored on runs of one five and two Yards. Fullback Ross Gaines took an 11-Yard pass from quarterback Bubba Etherton for the bulldogs final score in the fourth Quarter. Mike Carter kicked four extra Points. Vancleave held stanislaus to a a 29 Yards Rushing. Quot we wanted to win the conference and go to a bowl game Quot Vancleave coach Alton Waltman said. Quot but at least we were Able to Post five shutouts Vancleave finished 7-2. The Rock Chaws finished 5-5. Vancleave h 275 65 11-4-1 4-35 3-2 13-100 Vancleave St. Stanislaus statistics first Downs Rush Yards pass Yards passing punts avg fumbles lost pent Yards St. Stanislaus 4 �29 1c3 13-5-2 4-j2 2-1 3-35 7-7-7-7-23 0-0-0-0-0panthers hold off Moss Point 14-7 by Marianne Broadus special to the Sun Herald Moss Point a the Pascagoula panthers posted a 14-7 big eight coastal zone Victory Over the Moss Point tigers Here Friday night to close out their regular season play with a perfect 10-0 record. Coach Johnny Woitt s panthers. No. 1 in the state prep rankings and coastal zone champions will Host the North Natchez rams for the big eight South division title at War memorial stadium Friday at 7 30 . The tigers and the panthers waged a hard nosed defensive Battle in their annual Cross town rivalry. After a scoreless first Quarter Ray rooster Jones got the panthers on the scoreboard in three plays capitalizing on Mike Clancy s Fumble recovery at the Moss Point nine Yard line. Samuel Reese kicked the Point after touchdown to make the score 7-0 with 4 15 left to play before halftime. Kenneth Holloway s 90-Yard return on the ensuing Kickoff Down the right sidelines and Greg Chatman s conversion knotted the score for Moss Point at 7 with 3 59 remaining in the first half. The panthers iced the Victory on a one Yard plunge by quarterback Guice Smith with 3 44 left in the third Quarter. Stacy Carmichael recovered a Fumble by quarterback James Mccune to give the panthers the football at the Tiger 11. Reese added the Pat. The touchdown by the tigers was the first Points scored against the panthers in five games. The score coming against the specially team did not spoil the defensive unit s shutout record. Each team fumbled twice in the opening Quarter and each team lost one. Kevin Brown fell on Billy Collins Fumble at the Pascagoula 27 to ave the tigers a break. Mac Taylor had no gain on the first play of the series. Carmichael dropped Mccune for a to Yard loss and following an incomplete pass from Mccune to Lionel pleasant Chatman attempted a 54-Yard Field foal which was Short with 3 08 left to play. Midway in the second Quarter Mccune was Back to punt but a High snap sent the Ball Roll ing Back to the Tiger 22 for a 33-Yard loss charged to the Center. On the second play for the panthers Jones fumbled and the Quot tigers had Possession at their 18-Yard line. Three plays later Clancy made the Fec very to set up the first Panther score. Each team committed five fumbles in the game. The Tigera dominated the fourth period and staged a 66-Yard drive from their 34-Yard line Only to be stopped on a fourth and goal situation at the one by a tenacious Panther defensive Effort. The tigers picked up four first Downs in the 15-play drive. They had a fourth and three from the five where Mccune punched ahead to the two Yard line for a first Down. Holloway was stopped for no gain Mike Benjamin gained a Tough Yard to the one Mccune was stopped at the line of scrimmage and on fourth and goal Mccune was thrown Back for a one Yard loss where the panthers took Over. Quot our defense did a tremendous Job and so did Woitt said. Quot we expected this to be our toughest game and they did t disappoint the tigers held the panthers to 106 Yards Rushing their smallest offensive total of the year. Jones who had Only 67 Yards in the game to bring his season s total to 1,774 Yards sustained an ankle injury on the second play of the fourth Quarter and was sidelined for the remainder of the contest. Quarterback Guice Smith who received some jarring tackles Early in the game left Early in the fourth Quarter and Lloyd Palmer took Over at the Helm. The tigers closed out the season with a 5-5 Mark. Statistics Pascagoula Moss Point 106 13 3-1-0 5-4 7-27.0 4-58 Pascagoula Moss Point first Downs Yards rustling Yards passing passes fumbles lost punts avg. Penalties 1 23 4? 15-5-2 5-4 2-37.0 4-40 0-7-7-0 14 0-7-0-0-7

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