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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 4, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Dallas comes up strong against San Francisco Cowboys finally get a chance at the big one Monday, January 4, 1971 - THE LETHBRIDOI HERALD - J SAN FRANCESCO (AP) -Coach Tom. Landry of Dallas Cowboys readily admits he thought six weeks ago his team's chances of reaching the big money of the National Football League Super Bowl were zero. Yet these same Cowboys now prepare to battle Baltimore Colts in the premier football show at Miami Jan. 17. "Baltimore's offence will provide much the same challenge as did the '49crs," reasoned Landry after his team beat San Francisco 17-10 Sunday in Kezar Stadium to capture the champi- onship of the National Football Conference. Going back less than two months, Dallas had just lost to St. Louis 38-0 and early in the season had fallen to Minnesota E4-13. And there waa that history of the Cowboys losing big games -title battles to Green Bay in I favored San Francisco. 1966 and 1967 and failing to get past the first playoff rounds the next two years. History didn't repeat when they battled the '49ers. With a tremendous running game powered by rookie Duane Thomas and Walt Garrison, Dallas beat Thomas, a 220-pound rookie from West Texas State, scored the touchdown that broke a 3-3 tie in the second half and Garrison scored the one that made the final difference on a five-yard pass from quarterback Craig Morton. Head for Super Bowl for second time Baltimore Colts out to redeem themselves BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimore Colts, doubted by their, followers and outcasts in the American Football Conference, are on their way to the Super Bowl. Forcing the breaks, which coach Don McCafferty said would make the difference, the Colts polished off Oakland Raiders 27-17 Sunday to win the AFC title and debunk charges they had yet to prove themselves. Now it's on to Miami for a Jan. 17 Super Bowl date against Dallas Cowboys, who defeated San Francisco '49era 17-10 for the National Conference champ pionship, and a shot at another $15,000 prize. The Colts will collect a minimum $8,500 for whipping the favored Raiders, but there was more than money at stake. "Maybe this will wipe out our 24 by the Chiefs in the second game against Kansas City which millions of people a aw on television," said Dick Bielski, coach of Baltimore's receivers. Even Baltimore fans were willing to write off the Colts after they were manhandled 44- TOUCHDOWN - Baltimore receiver Ray Perkins heads for the goal line after taking a pass from quarterback Johnny Unites. The play covered 68 yards. Perkins got behind Oakland Raiders' Nemiah Wilson. Colts stopped the Raiders 27-17 to advance to the Super Bowl against Dallas Cowboys. Weekend sports in short CORNHUSKERS TOPS RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Un-defeated Nebraska, the Orange Bowl winner, has added another prize to its trophy room- the Grantland Rice award as the outstanding college football team in the United States. Selection of the Cornhuskers, who beat Louisiana State 17-12 New Year's Day, was announced by the Football Writers Association of America. ? ? * NAMED COACH LOS ANGELES (AP) -Tommy Prothro, 50, was plucked from college football today to be the new coach of Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League. Prothro, who has been coach Smith has strong outing George Smith of the Leth bridge Track and Field club travelled to Saskatoon over the weekend and participated in the Knights of Columbus International track meet. Smith entered in the 300 metre run and placed third behind Willy Turner, the world's 300 metro record holder from Oregon, U.S. and Tony Powell from Toronto. Turner and Powell finished in an identical time of 36.8 while Smith followed closely at 37.1. of the football team at University of California at Los Ange-, replaces George Allen at the helm of the club that finished second in the NFL's Western Division. Allen's five-year contract expired in 1970 and was not renewed by owner Don Reeves. CALL UP FIVE VANCOUVER (CP) - Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League announced Sunday they have called up five players from Rochester Americans, their American Hockey League farm club. Scheduled to join the Canucks in Montreal for a game against the Canadiens Wednesday are forwards Ralph Stewart, Garth Rizzuto and Bob Cook, and de-fencemen John Schella and Dave Dunn. ? ? ? OPENS WITH WIN NEW YORK (AP) - Defending champion Rod Laver defeated fellow Australian pro Ken Rosewall 6-3, 6-2, 7-5 Saturday in the first $10,000, winner-take-all match of the $210,000 Tennis Champions Classic. ? ? ? LOPSIDED VICTORY MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Pete Fichuk, Keith Christiansen and Gary Gambucci each scored three goals Saturday night as the U.S. nationals blasted Winnipeg Jets 16-1 in an exhibition hockey game. DOMINATE MEET MONTREAL (CP) - Ken1 Sully of Burnaby, B.C., and Beverly Boys of Pickering, Ont., continued to dominate the Canadian Winter diving championships Saturday with wins in the men's and women's three-metre springboard diving events. * ? * RETAINS TITLE SHIZUOKA, Japan (Router) - YoshiaW Numata of Japan retained his World Boxing Council junior lightweight title here Sunday night when he outpointed Rene Barrientos of the Philippines on a split decision over 15 rounds. f SINGLES CHAMP SAVE S 60% ON MUFFLER REPLACEMENTS WE HAVE:  A $9.95 MUFFltR FOR MOST CARS  FREE INSTALLATION  10 MINUTE INSTALLATION  LIFETIME GUARANTIED MUFFLERS  FREE INSPECTION AND ESTIMATES All AT PERTH (AP) - Margaret Court of Australia defeated Britain's Virginia Wade 6-1, 6-2 Sunday to win the West Australian women's singles tennis title. LOSE GATOR BOWL JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Mississippi's losing streak ran to three games when the Rebels lost the Gator Bowl football game to Auburn 35-28 Saturday, but it was one of those rare instances where the losers were almost a happy aa the winners. Warriors keep streak intact The Lethbridge Juvenile Warriors seem unbeatable in the Southern Alberta Juvenile Hockey League as they picked up two easy victories over the weekend. The Warriors travelled to Vauxhall and trounced the host club 12-3 with the aid of Ross Walker's five goal performance. Jack DeHeer and Miles Shaw Chefs edged in puck final TABER - The week-long celebration marking the official opening of the Taber Civic Centre came to a close Sunday with the final game of an intermediate hockey tournament. Taber Palace Chefs dropped a narrow 8-7 decision to Lethbridge M and K Generals in the final of the two-day, four-team event . Chefs had advanced to the final by stopping Circle Hill Saturday while Lethbridge dropped Medicine Hat in the other semi-final. Some 800 fans were on hand Sunday as the Chefs were edged in sudden-death overtime. . chipped in with two goals while Ken Hammerstead, Gary Mar-chuk and Darrel Wilson added one marker each. Sunday the Warriors belted Medicine Hat Wheelers 9-5 in the Gas City. Ross Walker scored twice while singletons went to Larry Marchuk, Terry Pocza, Allen Marchuk, Ken Hamerstedt, Jack DeHeer, Miles Shaw and Gary Marchuk. Andy Willoughby scored three times in a losing Medicine Hat cause. Ken Serr added two. For the Warriors it was their 14th win without a loss this year. Meanwhile hi exhibition action Lethbridge Elks took it on the chin twice in Swift Current. The locals dropped an 11-3 verdict Saturday night and then were bounced 8-2 Sunday. Ken Klinkhanuner scored twice for the Elks Saturday night. Dennis Mezei tallied a singleton. Sunday, Marty Maxwell and Wandlin Wandler had one goal each. Saturday night the two clubs were tied 2-2 after the first period but Swift Current scored five times in the second. Sunday the Elks fell behind 5-1 and were unable to am back. game of the season Nothing the Colts did later changed the early season opinions. Even when they won the Eastern Division with an 11-2-1 record, the Colts were accused of having faced patsy opposition. In addition, as one of three former National Football League teams switched to the AFC with 10 onetime American League teams, the Colts were considered outsiders. But the Raiders were the last of the old AFL teams left, and the Super Bowl will match two longtime NFL rivals. A 68-yard touchdown pass from 37-year-old John Unitas to Ray Perkins, after Oakland had pulled to within 20-17 early in the fourth quarter, sent the Raiders down to defeat. PERKINS BREAKS FREE Perkins, bothered by a broken toe and suffering from a fever which limited his practice during the week to 20 minutes, broke free as the Colts used four wide receivers in a play pattern tried for'the first time this year. George Blanda, Oakland's 43-year-old wonder whose last-minute heroics during the regular season brought the Raiders to the title game, rallied them again after starting quarterback Daryle Lainonica was hurt in the second quarter. But the Colts moved ahead to stay on rookie Jim O'Brien's second field goal, and then made it 20-10 when rookie Norm Bulaich scored his second touchdown. Baltimore's rugged defence, which blanked the Cincinnati Bengals 17-0 in the playoff opener, dumped Oakland quarterbacks five times for 48 yards in losses and picked off three interceptions. In addition, Sam Havrilak recovered a fumbled punt by George Atkinson to set up a sec ond-quarter TD which put the Colts ahead 10-0. "This was our best perform ance of the year," McCafferty said. "But I don't think we've reached our peak since making adjustments after we suffered some injuries. Our best football is still ahead of us." UNITAS MAKES 11 OF 30 Bulaich, Baltimore's No. draft pick who blossomed late after overcoming injuries and an early tendency to fumble, gained 71 yards on 22 carries Unitas completed just 11 of 30 passes for 245 yards, but lost only eight yards behind the line and wasn't intercepted, The Colts, who lost to the New York Jets in their only previous Super Bowl appearance, sent the AFC's leading passer to the bench when end Bubba Smith smacked down Lamonica and injured his groin "This is as big if not bigger than playing in the Super Bowl," defensive tackle Billy Ray Smith said on Sunday'; game. "No one thought we could do it." "We didn't rush Blanda as hard as we should," Billy Ray said, "but we were set up more against the run." Blanda completed 17 of 32 passes for 271 yards, including a 38-yarder to Fred Biletnikoff in the third quarter which tied it 10-10 and a 15-yarder to Warren Wells to pull Oakland to within 20-17. Both scoring drives went 80 yards. BALTIMORE V OAKLAND 17 Raider* First Downs ...... 16 Ytrdi rushing........ 107 Yards passing........ 21? Yards returned....... 70 PtssM-made ..........35-18 Punts................ S-40 Fumbles lost.......... 1 Yards penalized ....... o First-ha'i scoring came on a 16-yard field goal by Bruce Gos-aett of the '49ers and a 21-yarder by Dallas' Mike Clark. "Lee Roy Jordan's interception was the real key play," Landry said. "But the key to the game was our ability to run the football." On Jordan's interception, quarterback John Brodie had I teen dropped at his 14 for a seven-yard loss by Dave Edwards. He next threw a low one that Jordan caught at nut shoe-tops at the 17 and returned to the 13, setting up Thomas's run for the game's first touchdown with four minutes gone in the second half. "I was trying to throw it into the ground," Brodie admitted. "The guy made a great play." Thomas, who gained 143 yards rushing during the game, credited his offensive line for the Dallas touchdown on the ensuing play. MISREAD BLOCKS "I misread the blocks and started to go outside before I realized I was supposed to go inside tackle and when I corrected, the hole was still there," Thomas declared. "That shows just how great our line really is." Garrison scored on the second play after the *40ers' Mel Phillips was charged with interference at the five on a pass intended for Bob Hayes-a 24-yard penalty on a pass which obviously was far over the intended receiver. San Francisco had its moments, even though trailing 17-3 after an interception by Mel Renfro at the Cowboy 20 and return to the 38 started Dallas to-  ward its second touchdown. The '49ers took the ensuing kickoff and marched 73 yards in eight plays with Brodie hitting Dick Witcher on a 26-yard touchdown pass. On the ground, the Cowboys gained 229 yards to 61 for San Francisco. In the air, it was San Francisco 246 to 90 for Dalllas. "We have won with the running game in past weeks, and we didn't change our plan for this one," Landry concluded. DALLAS 17 SAN FRANCISCO It Dallas 4�eri First downs.......... 22 Yards rushing .... Yards passing ... . Yards returned ... Passes-mada ...... Punts........... Fumbles lost ..... Yards penalized ... 229 90 31 7-22 a-40 o 75 15 61 246 5 40-19 S-41 0 51 Super Bowl a toss up LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) - Jimmy (The Greek) Snyder, the oddsmaker, said Sunday the Super Bowl is a toss up. He listed the odds as even for the Jan. 17 clash at Miami, between Baltimore Colts and Dallas Cowboys. Snyder missed the last two Super Bowls by wide margins, picking the Colts in 1969 and Minnesota Vikings a year ago. PRELUDE TO DISASTER - It looks like Mel Phillips of San Francisco '49ers it knocking down an intended past for Bob Hayes of Dallas Cowboyt. Phillips was called for interference on the play ond the Cowboys went over two plays later with the winning touchdown in a 17-10 victory. Football upsets bother bookie ALBUQUERQUE, N .M. (AP) - Eddie, the neighborhood bookie, is unhappy and broke because of the upsets in the United'States college football bowls. Eddie-that's not his real name-guaranteed half his life savings that Texas would beat Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl and that Ohio State would mop up Stanford in the Rose Bowl. "You're damned right I thought I had a cinch bet," Eddie reflected glumly over a cocktail. "Who would figure that Texas wouldn't be able to run against Notre Dame?" "The whole college football season was ruined by those two bowl games," Eddie said. FALL TO PIECES "All year long, Texas runs over people. So suddenly they fall to pieces against Notre Dame, which looked terrible against Southern Cal in its final game of the year. Next year this kid is gonna close up shop and spend Christmas and New Year's at home with the wife where I belong." "What really upsets me is this guy that works downtown," Eddie said. "Well, I jokingly sent him a Christmas card saying, 'My new house is great. Thank you for making the down payment,' because he had blown about $5,000 on crazy bets all year. "So what does he do? He throws $500 on Notre Dame. Now he gets all his money back, my car and half my house. "Then he sends me a little card, saying, 'Deal Eddie. My daughters want to thank you for financing them through college'. I could have cried." WRESTLING TONIGHTI 8:30 P.M. EXHIBITION AUDITORIUM KILLER AUSTIN vt BOB LUECK 5 Exciting BouH $2.00, $I.S0 Alberta's Great Moments Starring the famous players from your lovable Lethbridge label Colli 11 126 :37 122 jtn 6-41 0 10 Minor puck In an exhibition encounter over the weekend ACT picked up a hard-fought 6-5 victory over the visiting Fort Macleod Blades. After the first period of play the clubs were tied 1-1, but the ACT went on  scoring spree in the second and rammed in four goals. Reg Osmond, Greg Keveder, Guy Pomanac, Pierre Lavara-to, Brad Cox and Joe Mell all tallied once for ACT. For the Blades Kelly O'Sulli-van, Kevin O'Sullivan, Darcy O'Sullivan, G. Szol and D. P�-toit replied with one apiece. luff. East muotij West A likely Bloryl But what else can you expect from that crazy cast of characters on our label. They can change the shape of Alberta's great history - but they'll never change the taste of Alberta's great beer. Lethbridge Pilsner: as real and rugged as our pioneer tradition. Famous for good old-fashioned flavour. And It's been that way for nearly half a century. So enjoy your own Great Moments with Alberta's original Pilsner. Call for Lethbridge Pill BEER TRAPmc-N YOU CAM TAITI  ROM TMB MUM 01* UTMRIMI ;