Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 2, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
The Cedar Rapids Gazette Sat.. Nat 2. 1974
Linn-Mar, Jeff and Wash Earn Title Shares
Lions Put Stopper on Prairie 20-0
Prairie 8 *,v 78
D A MJI
Punts Avo g 27
Fumbles Lost )
First Downs Yards Pushing Yards Passing Passes
SCORE BY QUARTERS
Prairie Linn Mar
I M 13 73V 78 78 I 3 78 0
I inn Mar TD — Brian Barnes (71,
f2Jh,r.7 Vo" Hollingsworth), Mark
rim? hp rUi° L l P,( hardson (9, run), XP — Leonard Hughes 7 (kicks).
By Steve Allspach
The relentless clanging of the victory bell tolled the story. Linn-Mar had finally beaten Prairie in a football game.
If further proof be needed, then a glance at a dripping-wet Coach Tex McCoy standing in the happy Lion locker room after the 20-0 win Friday night would allay the fears of even the most doubting Linn-Mar fan.
The spoils in the Friday night season finale at Linn-Mar was a share of the Fast Central Iowa conference title and Linn-Mar responded with its eighth win against just one loss.
The Lions closed out their most successful season ever with the 8-1 mark and won the grid championship for the second time since the inception of the ECT (they shared the 1974 title with Dyersville).
“Our defense was just super and the kids just wanted the win more than they did,” enthused McCoy while toweling himself off after the premature shower administered by Linn-Mar players.
“We were able to get the big play and that really gave us a lift. I'm so proud of this team, they did everything we asked them to do this season.”
Both McCoy and Prairie Coach Gary Deeper expected a defensive struggle and for most of the first quarter it was just that.
But Linn-Mar changed the tempo of the game with 1:54 remaining when Von Hollingsworth hooked up with Brian Barnes on a 71-yard touchdown pass.
Mark Lamb, who collected 53 yards rushing on the balmy November evening, powered over from a yard out in the third quarter and reserve running back Mike Richardson capped the scoring with a nine-yard dash with only :13 left in the game.
Leeper praised the Linn-Mar team, but felt his club didn’t block very’ efficiently.
“We rely un the running game and when that failed we were forced to pass and we’re jnst not a passing team. We were outhit and outplayed bv a fine football team.”
McCoy refused to single out any one performance that was exceptional for Linn-Mar
“We’ve had a tremendous team effort all year and that was true again tonight,” explained the man who took over the coaching reins this season after a few years’ absence.
Linn-Mar’s top rusher was Barnes, who picked up 75 yards in 17 carries. Hollingsworth added 47 and Steve Van Slyke 41.
Rob Sirowy led Prairie with 46 in 15 tries, but the Hawks. who close out the year at 6-3, managed only 59 total rushing yards.
Pairings for Prep Playoffs
(lf Wet) De* Moines Dowling wins final gam*)
Davenport We*». 9-0, V*. De* Moines Hoi (tv fl Wet! De* Maine* Dowling, 8 1. v*. Urbandale, 9 0
Davenport West. 90. v*. Welt Des Maine* Dowling, 81.
Des Moines North, 8 1, vt. Urbandale VO
(lf West Des Moines Dowling loses final gome)
Davenport West 9 0, vs Fort Dodge I
1 De* Moines North 81, vs Urbandale,
(One game Friday night other Satur day afternoon)
Friday Nov 8, 7 30 p m - Decorah 7 I at Foirheld. 9 0, or Fairfield 9 0, at Waverly Shell Rock 8 1 Saturday Nov 9 I JO p rn —Atlantic 8 1, at Emmets
•"* CLASS AA
Friday. Nov 8, 7 30 pm-—Mount Vernon. OO, at Fairbank Wapsie Valley
* saturday Nov 9, I IO p rn Oui ner
Hayfield. 8 0, at Interstate IS of Truro, V
° CLASS A
Friday, Nov I. 7 JO p rn. Hudson, 8
0. at LeOiond LDF 9 0 Saturday, Nov 9, I 30 pm Avoca Avo Ha. 90, vs Sweo City, 7 0.
Defense Keys f J-Hawks to 34-0 Victory
Turner Runs Wild in 35-18 Win at West
Gazette photos by L.W. Ward
Linn-Mar’s Von Hollingsworth shakes off Prairie tackler and picks up first down
Kennedy Finishes with 42-14 Win
DUBUQUE-Cedar Rapids Kennedy, sparked by a pair of ball-hawking seniors, ripped Dubuque Senior 42-14 Friday night to close out the 1974 football season with a 4-5 overall record.
Leading the defensive charge for the winning Cougars were Tom Deetz and Dennis Harlan. The pair accounted for no less than seven of Senior’s nine turnovers, and several came at key points leading eventually to Kennedy scores.
In fact, the winners’ defensive unit ably supported the offense all evening, as four Kennedy scoring tallies were set up by Senior miscues.
Dennis Baskerville got the
4 17 4
Kennedy; TD — Dennis Baskerville 7 (9, 5, runs); Rocky Dales (60 pass from Judd Coleman); Mick Bertelll (6, pass from Coleman); Tom Deetz (40, tumble recovery run); Mark Alexander (I, run); FG — Chuck Johnson (23 yards) XP—Johnson 3 (kicks).
Senior; TD — Jim Meyer (I, run); Ron Wlntermote (90, kickoff return); XP — John Opperman (run).
first Cougar touchdown in the second per.od on a nine-yard ramble which capped a 49-yard march. Earlier. Chuck
.Johnson had booted a 23-yard field goal after a fumble recovery by Matt Novak.
Reserve quarterback Judd Coleman entered the game early in the third stanza, and he awoke everyone with a Boyard scoring bomb to halfback Rocky Dales on his first play.
Later in the quarter he hit Mick Bertelll on a six-yard tally (following a Harlan interception) to give his team a comfortable 30-0 margin.
Deetz was everywhere on defense. He scooped up a Senior bobble on a third-down play in the final period and raced 40 yards for a touchdown. In addition, he recovered two others which halted drives in the first and sec-
Marion Surprises Vinton 29-12
By Larry Tanner
Marion closed its grid season on a winning note, dumping highly rated Vinton. 29-12, Friday night at Marion.
The Indians, in turning out the victory, did a creditable job of halting Larry Abernathy, the Wamac’s leading rusher and scorer They shut Abernathy out on the scoreboard, but he did gain 130 yards on 23 carries.
Abernathy proved to be his own worst enemy, however Hr fumbled the ball tour times and on each bobble, Marion came up with the ball. Junior defensive back Linnie Vinson came up with two of those fumbles and intercepted a pass.
His first fumble eventually lc*d to Marion’s winning touchdown This one was on the
15 8 I
Marion; TD—Mark Morgan 2 (9, 26, pass from Gary Fickel), John Barkdoll
Vinton TD-Mike Borron (I, run), Gary Garwood (SO, run).
first play of the second quarter and Vinson gathered it in on the Marion 31.
The Indians marched 69 yards in 8 plays with John Barkdoll going in on a 24-yard burst up the middle with 8:07 left in the half. Marion was leading 7-6 at the time so the Indians then held a 13-6 margin.
Vinton came right back after the kickoff and traveled 59 yards in four plays. Gary Garwood sneaked over the Vikings’ left side, cut to the left and fled 50 yards down the sidelines with 5 03 left in the second. The pass for point failed and Marion still led 13 12.
Marion marched to the Vinton 26 after the kickoff Then Gary Fiekel threw to Mark Morgan near the end zone. Morgan fumbled the hall into the hands of Kevin Wilt But before W ilt could do anything, Morgan grabbl'd the hall hack and went into the end zone.
Barkdoll ran for two points and Marion held a 21-12 lead with 3:67 left in the second stanza.
Vinton marched to Marion’s 21 but Abernathy lost the ball to Vinson again.
Marion scored once in the
12 Unbeatens Reach Playoffs
By The Associated Press
Twelve undefeated teams will Im* in the field when Iowa holds its third high school football playoffs next weekend — but probably not two of the state’s top four ranked teams.
Eleven berths were decided Friday night and there were some surprises, including the failure of powerful fourth-rated Fort Dodge to gain the select four-team AAAA field.
The Dodgers still have a chance' — but a very, very slim one
Top-rated Davenport West, unbeaten Urbandale and Des Moines North earm*d spots in the large school playoffs by scoring victories Friday night, and second-rated West Des Moines Dowling can do the same by defeating lowly Waterloo Columbus (2-6) Saturday night
The only other berth still in question Is in Class AAA. where Decorah v6-l) m*<*ds to down strong Harlan (5-3) to edge Waverly-Shell Rink for the right to face unbeaten Fairfield in the first round
The larger classes have two unbeaten teams (‘ach, while iii the next two classes all four
qualifiers go into the first round with perfect records.
Final night losses knocked previous-once beatens Burlington and Bettendorf out of the AAAA picture, but No. 3 Sioux City Heelan and seventh-rated Sioux City Fast won but to no avail.
Official pairings — and sites for the AAAA games — will Im* announced Sunday by the Iowa High School Athletic Assedation, and it’s likely the board will have a sticky decision to make if Dowling qualifies for the third straight year.
Under the playoff rules in (Tass AAAA, the team with the highest point total faces the team with the fourth hest total and the* other teams meet
Hut if Dowling finishes 8-1 the Maroons would tie North with 416 points so there are two third place teams and no fourth. So who plays who?
“The Ixiard will make a decision on that,” said Mo Kelley, publicity director of the Iowa High Schtxtl Athletic Association. “It s a problem we haven't had lM*fore because of the tie iii points "
The logical — and most probable — pairings would be Davenport West against Des Moines North and Urbandale against Dowling, but the ixiard could match Dowling and West and Urbandale and North.
Big Nine Conference champion Fort Dodge, a winner of eight straight, went into the evening with an excellent chance to make the playoffs.
The lkxlgers did their part with a 21-14 victory over Dubuque Wahlert as Fat Lynch scored three touchdowns, but two fellow conference members lost, and that cost the Fort Ikxlge 16 vital points.
Mason City upset favored Waterloo Central 35-27. but Waterlix) East and Marshall town wert* defeated and fin ished with 4-5 records to become second-division teams.
Had either won, Fort Dodge would have been in the playoffs.
Marshalltown fell 26-14 to Ames in overtime on Bill Ewan's touchdown, while Water bx) East, last year’s top-rated team, was blanked 33-0 by Water bx) West, the latter s
first win in 12 years in the city arch-rivalary
On the other hand, fellow Metropolitan Conference members Lincoln and Roosevelt scored victories, thus becoming first-division teams arid giving North and Dowling 16 more vital points each.
And Webster City, which lost a playoff bid in the final game a year ago, almost took Des Moines North out of the picture—and let Fort Dodge in
May UcusLind kicked two field goals earlier for Webster (Tty and had a 45-yard attempt fall just short of the crossbar with two seconds remaining. North won 14-12.
The point totals were close in Class AAAA. Davenport West finished with 446 followed by Urbandale (425), North and Dowling (410) Fort Dodge (465) Sioux (Tty East (4(H)) and Sioux (Tty Heelan (395)
lf Dowling makes the field, it means that three of the state’s major prep conferences—Big Nine, Mississippi Valley and Sioux Interstate —won t tx* represented in the playoffs.
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Punts Avg. Fumbles Lost
Dubuque’s only touchdowns came in the fourth quarter on a one yard slam by Jim Meyer and Ron Wintermote’s 90-yard kickoff return.
Kennedy finished Mississippi Valley conference play with an even 4-4 record. Senior ended at 1-6.
Kennedy Sophs Tie Dub. Senior
DUBUQUE-Tom Gibson and Ralph Klotz each scored a touchdown as the Kennedy high sophomores tied Dubuque Senior 14-14 here Friday night.
third period. Rich Lellew gathered in Abernathy’s third bobble on the Marion 48. Barkdoll scored this one twice before it counted. He went in from the 21 but the Indians were charged with illegal pnx?edure. He scored two plays later from the 16 with 53 seconds left in the third.
Vinton marched to Marion’s three following (he kickoff. Abernathy showed his best form on a 52-yard sprint to the three. However, the 189 pounder took three shots at Marion s defensive line and gained only a yard. A fourth down pass failed and the Vikings* last serious threat died.
Marion coach, Bob Thur-ness, closed the season with a 5-4 mark. The Indians lost 4 of their first 5 games and then woo 4 in a row The win left Marion 5-2 in Wamac play. Vinton fell to 4-3 and record.
Jeff: TD — Ron Gorsh (5, run), Terry Earnest 2 (fumble recovery; 5, pass from Fred Sleeker), Randy Jacobson (22, pass from Stocker); Stocker <2, run), XP—Stocker 4 (kicks).
By Al Miller
Sharing the Mississippi Valley conference fixitball championship with thr<*e other clubs was just fine with Jefferson high coach Jack Fisk.
“At this point we’re thankful and happy to get a share,” Fisk said moments after the J-Hawks had blanked Muscatine 34-6 Friday night at Kingston stadium. Thanks to help from Dubuque Hempstead. which knocked off Bettendorf 12-6 Friday, Jeff was able to share the crown with those clubs and Washington. which downed Iowa (Tty West 35-18.
All had 6-2 records.
“We never played a poor game all year,” Fisk continued. “We played decently in our two losses to Hempstead and Bettendorf, but we didn't come up with the super game we needed to beat them.”
Including Friday night, four of Jeff’s Valley wins were shutouts. “That makes us feel pretty good,” said Fisk, wearing a wide smile.
Muscatine, which finished the campaign without a victory, post'd nary a scoring threat. In fact, the deepest penetration made by the Muski(*s was to their own 49 early in the third quarter.
Jeff’s staunch defenders pormitt(»d only 76 yards of total offense* to the visitors, while two interceptions, a blocked punt and a fumble recovery set up four of the five J-Hawk touchdowns.
But, while the J-Hawks didn't need a scoring drive over 49 yards, they presented less than a spectacular offensive show The result was 157 yards.
“We were sputtering,” Fisk admitted. “Yes, I think our kids were overconfident. We stixxl around a lot, while Muscatine was doing the hitting.
“That doggone Muscatine always gets fired up for us.”
For sure, the Musky defense wasn’t all that bad. but it’s a pretty tall order for any defense to continually fight the kind of field position Jeff had all night.
Jeff did all of its scoring in the second and third quarters, getting 29 points in the second and 14 in the third.
End Terry Earnest got two of the six-pointers, falling on a lixise ball in tin* end zone fur one after Dave Alberts blocked a punt and catching a five-yard pass from quarterback Fred Stm'ker for the other, Stm’ker scored on a two-yard sneak; fullback Run Gorsh slammed in from five yards out, and halfback Randy Jacobson made a diving catch in the end zone of a 22-yard aerial from Stoeker.
Earnest set up his second TD with a 56-yard return of an interception, while Randy Rixmey’s theft paved the way for Gorsh and Dave Johnson's fumble recovery set up the series which included Jacobson’s TD.
He didn t score, but halfback Bruce Feller he Im paced the ground gainers with 76 yards in 14 carries.
x I Dovenoort West (9 0) defeated Burlington 28 13.
2 West De* Moines Dowling (7 I) borne to Waterloo Columbus Saturday night J Sioux City Heelon (8 I) defeated Sioux Falls, SD, Washington 21-7 4 Fort Dixlge (8 ll aet eaten Dubuque Wether t 21 14 5. Burlington (7-2) lost to Davenport West 28 13 6 Bettendorf (7 2) lost to Dubuque Hempstead 12 6 7. Sioux City East (8-1) defeated Clof inda 3S 12 8 Cedar Rapids Washington (7 2) de teated Iowa Cliv West 35 18 x 9 Des Moines North (8 1) defeated Webster City 14 12 x IO Urbandale v9 0; defeated Des Moines Hoover 43-7 x IO. Fairfield (9-0/ defeated Center Ville 42 23
17 Dubuque Wahlert (5 3) tost to Fort Dodge 2) 14 13 Council Bluffs Lincoln v6 2 1) tied Omoha Neb , Benson 56 Thursday x 14 Atlantic (8-1) defeated Audubon 40 0.
IS Eldridge North Scott (9 0) defeated Dewitt Central SS 12 16. Cedar Falls (54) lost to Newton 20
x 17 Emmetsburg (9 0) defeated Al gong Gorngan 41 6 IS. Cedar Rapids Jefferson (6 3) de teated Muscatine 34 0.
19. Clarinda (7 2) lost to Sioux City East 35 12.
20 Council Bluffs Jettei son ,5 3) de teated Omaha Neb Tech 35 6 20 Mount Vernon (8 0) not scheduled
TOKYO (AF) - World home run king Hank Aaron beat Sadaharu Oh in a home run contest Saturday by blasting lf) out of 18 fair halls into the seats.
Oh hit nine home runs out of 26 fair balls. Aaron, batting last, passed up his last two chances as soon as he had won the contest.
The match preceded a game between the touring New York Mets and a Japanese All-Star professional baseball team. The Mets had lost three and tied two in the series going into Saturday’s game.
Aaron, who passed Babe Ruth’s record of 714 home runs in April and now has 733, told newsmen later he was happy he needed only one home run in his last time at bat, “because the bat was beginning to get heavy in my hands.”
Oh now has 634 home runs and expects to reach 806 in four or five more years of play w ith the Yomiuri Giants.
After the match. Aaron said of Oh, “I have all the respect in the world for him. The thing that amazes me about him — and reminds me of myself when I was in my 26s — is how a small man like that has such an amount of power.”
Oh weighs 186 pounds compart'd to Aaron’s 195 pounds. The Japanese first baseman said that, “Aaron is a good hitter despite his age. Despite arriving only last night he easily hit the ball over the fence.”
Aaron is 46 and once said he would retire this year. But now he has indicated he probably will play one more year The speculation is that he’ll be traded by the Atlanta Braves to the Milwaukee Brewers for duty as a designated hitter.
Oh is 34 and expects to play until he is 46.
Jury Rules in Favor of Rico
MINEOLA, N. Y (AF) - A state supreme court jury took only 21*2 hours Friday to rule in favor of baseball star Rico Pet!ocelli in a $756,(HH) damage suit lodged against him by a former airline stewardess.
The verdict by a jury of four men and two women to dismiss the suit was unanimous.
Fetrocelli, a third baseman for the Boston Red Sox, said he felt “fantastic” about the verdict He said he harbored no bitterness,
The stewardess, Susanne Mt*ndlin of Nevada, Calif., had accused Fetrocelli of assaulting her in 1976 on a plane flying over New York State.
Eisenhower Cup U. S. Golfers
LA ROMANA, Dominican Republic (AP) — The United States team, led by George Burns, shot a combined 219 Friday to win the Eisenhower Cup for the fourth straight year in the ninth World Golf Tournament by seven strokes.
The Japanese team also fashioned a 219 Friday but its 671 total for three rounds was seven more then the Americans' low total of 664.
Jeff Sophomores Win Valley Title
The Jefferson sophomore f(x»tball squad won the Mississippi Valley conference title by defeating Muscatine 26-6 Friday night.
Bob Tiedtke, Mike Ritchart, Bob Walker and Kandy Bouzek each score for Jeff,which finished 8-0 in the loop. Muscatine is 1-7
12 7 1
I. C West 0
Wash. TD — Milton Turner 3 (5, 46 runs; 73, kickoff return); Kurt Milroy 2 (IO, 2, Dosses from Craig Roalson); XP - Rob Schladetzky (5, kicks)
I. C. West: TD - Rick Smith (56, pass from Terry Allen, Dave Osborne 2 (23, 8, posses from Allen.)
By Jack Ogden
IOWA CITY - The passing of Iowa City West’s Terry Allen was an effective weapon here Friday night, but it couldn’t overcome a rugged Washington defense and a powerful Wash running game.
As a result, the Cedar Rapids club scored a 35-18 victory and wound up in a four-way tie for the Mississippi Valley conference football title.
Wash led all the way, holding a 14-9 halftime margin, but Allen’s second half passing kept the Trojans within striking distance until the final five minutes.
It was 21-12 with 5 20 left after Allen hit Dave Osborne on a 23-yard scoring strike.
Then Milton Turner, the* Warriors’ top all-state candidate, wrapped it up by returning the kickoff 73 yards for an insurmountable 27-12 lead.
The Wash ground game was well balanced, with all three running backs picking up more than KO yards. And quarterback Craig Roalson was effective, hitting on seven of his 12 pass attempts.
But Turner was the big difference. He carried for 153 yards in 18 attempts, scored three times, and his 73-yard kickoff return with 5:68 to go ended the suspense. He added icing to the .Warriors’ cake three minutes later when he broke away from three West defenders and went 46 yards for the final TD.
“It was a great game,” said Wash coach Wally Sheets. “Milton had a great night and his kickoff return sealed it up.
“He is a great back and he certainly should be an allstater. He is unstoppable when he gets into the secondary.” Sheets was particularly pleased about another point.
“These seniors were only 2-7 as sophomores,” he explained. “You have to give them a lot of credit the way they hale played this year.”
Steve Blood wound up with 98 yards in 18 carries and Kyle Rich, only a junior, had 84 in 13. Wash had 352 vards on the ground to only 34 for the Trojans.
Wt*st start(*d out on the ground, but wound up throwing 31 passes and completing 15, for 240 yards.
Allen was spectacular and his chief receiver, Dale Osborne, may have set a conference record for catches. He hauled in 16 for 168 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
The Wash ground defense was spectacular, too. It held West to 34 net yards, sacking Allen four times for a minus 36 yards.
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