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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 13, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta _ THE Tuostlay, July 13, 1'7I------ Arsonants, strings Montreal appears to be standing pat with Grey Cup iine-up IYlWI I K f and TGd Colljns have nmnU.gb.ckTtmr WoUescly his season By IAN MacLAINE C'ciiailiail Tress Staff Writer Cracking Montreal Aloucttes' lineup should be about as easy HS staging a holdup at the Ot- tawa mint. But injuries to Canatt'ans and inconsistency at quarterback make the Als a question mark as the four Eastern Football Conference clubs prepare for the 1971 season. CoacH Sam Etcteverry's re- vamped team of 1970 climbed from a last-place finish in 1969 to finish third, missing the con- ference title by two points. The Als carried enough momentum into the playoffs to win the ti t and Canadian Football League crowns. Few changes had been planned in the Als' lineup. Quarterback Sonny Wade, as Etcheverry had patiently pre- dicted, had met the challenge in money games thanks to a late- season acquisition of contact lenses which enabled him to dis- tinguish between his own pass targets and the opposition. Two who helped Wade meet the challenge, centre Pierre Desiardins, who handed Wade the ball, and Peter Delia Hiva who caught it, have been side- lined with knee injuries. WADE BACK IN FORM And Wade, meanwhile, has reverted to his early-season form of a year ago, a situation that frustrates Etcheverry al- though there's little relief m the Montreal camp with only scrambler Tony Passander and rookie Jim Chasey remaining as back-up aspirants. It's a different story with the other three clubs, however, par- ticularly Toronto Argonauts and Hamilton Tiger -Cats who loosened purse strings in. the to attract high-pnced Some cbs c r v c r s feel the quarterback platooning of coach Cahill has teen costly to the Argos who have been la- belled the team to beat in pret season least on pa- recent years. Bill Symons ha-i been the most consistent running back in Eastern Canada for several years. He's at his bos', will! an- other running threat beside him and Dave Raimey provided that ,vhen not hampered by injuries. This year, Raimey is running as a defensive halfback. All-American Jim Slillwagon figures prominently in Toronto plans at defensive tackle and Ihe Argos appear set at .the ends with veteran Ed Harring- ton and newcomers Joo Vijuk and George Wells playing sol- idly. Montreal Alouelles Quarterbacking has Etchev- erry worried but he's still hope- ful'that the problem will correct itself. Moses Dcnson emerged last year as the leading runner in the East and with Bruce Van Ness should give the Als re- spectability in this phase of their attack. "Other than inconsistency at quarterback, we're far ahead of last year at this said Etche'verry, a former quarter- back great with the Als and the NFL SI. Louis Cardinals before turning to coaching. "This thing (quartcrbacking) has been stop- ping our drives." Although he has yet to figure out any stop-gap system to make up for the early-season losses of Delia Riva and Dcsjar- dins, E I c h e v e r r y says he's pleased with the defence. Holdovers Gordon Judges, Steve Smear, Steve Booras and Ted Collins have impressed along the Ike with returnees to the backfield including Al Pha- neiif, Merl Code, Larry Fair- holm, Bobby Lee Thompson, Gene Gaines and John Couture. Ottawa Rough Riders Riders acquired Dennis Dim- can, former Montrcaler, to bol- ster their running game and Gotta feels former Queen's star Skip Eamon should contribute. A knee operation has sidelined running back Terry Wellesely and Riders may be forced to play linebacker Wayne Giardino on offence to start the season. However, they're strong at this position with Dan Dever, Ken Lelimann and Jerry Campbell. Al Marcelin was also being groomed for an offeasive role but Gotta decided his speed would be better utilized in the defensive backfield where he was conference all-star last year, Ms best season Veteran Joe Poirier's retire- ment caused the Ottawa ing staff some concern but they're hoping to fill the gap with Wayne Tosh, a Sarnia, Ont, native who played college football in the U.S. Wayne Smith of Halifax and Richard Lolotai, a Yale Univer- sity dropout, are expected to be assigned the d e f e n s i v e end roles. ac Jack Gotta at Ottawa didn't go into the same rebuild- ing program because he doesn t foresee injuries to starting Ca- nadians and lack of a running game plaguing his Rough Ri- ders as they did last season. But even witH the EFC's aU- star quarterback, Gary Wood, settled away with a year's expe- rience, it appears doubtful the Riders have improved their over-all status and seem des- tined again to trail Hamilton, Toronto and Montreal-m that order and out of the playoff pic- "HCTC'S shape-up for the 1971 season: Hamilton Tiger-Cats The Ticats needed a tie in the final league game at Montreal to clinch first place last year 17 points, the lowest win- ning points total since the EFC adopted a 14-game schedule. It was evident throughout the season, especially jnth quarterback Joe Zuger sidelined during UK last half of the schedule, they were pressing. Many oldtimers weren't per- forming to the standards that had made the 'Cats champion- ship contenders. It's a whole new _ Tiger-Cats fans this year. Most noticeable is the new synthetic turf covering renamed Ivor Wynne Stadium, and the new north stand that increases seating capacity to more than largest in the CFL. And there is a new head coach, Al Dorow. Dorows arrival inspired a Itousecleanmg with 11 players gone from last year's roster, nine of them starters. Six of the departed were over 30. But with Tommy Joe Coffey, all -Canadian at split end; Zuger, Angelo Mosca, Garney Henley and former Argo Bobby Taylor on the shady side of 30, the Ticats still have plenty of experience. Among the first-year men are Tony Gabriel, tight end from nearby Burlington who per- formed at Syracuse University; Georgia Tech's Rock Perdom, and fullback Steve Worster and linebacker Scott Henderson, co- captains at the University of Texas. Dorow has discarded former coach Joe Restic's flare control offence for a much-simpler sys- tem. "Watching films I could see plays breaking down because one man in 12 forgot his assign- says Dorow, who also intends to retain the tough tra- ditions of the Ticats. "Determination and toughness used to be trademarks of this club and these are the charac- teristics we're bringing back." Toronto Argonauts Hie Goldust Twins, Joe Theis- mann and Greg Barton, were the two most controversial quarterbacks in off-season deal- inpS- Tt 0 Tlicismann, runner-up m U.S. colleges llcisman Trophy race al Nctre Dame, and Barton, the player Philadelphia Eagles were depending on to lead them out of the National Football league wilderness, will share the pivot job with Argos. Whichever sits out will proba- bly bo the highest-priced bench warmer in the CFL this year, Bombers beaten for first time, Lions dumped Roughriders, Stamps post exhibition wins u at nrlments. He scored two touch TWO FOR ONE Montreal Alouettes' Al Phaneuf (16) and Calgary Stampeders' Jesse Mims both leave the ground at the same time for a pass during an ex- hibition game in Montreal Monday won by the visitors 25-14. Eskimos apologize to fans EDMONTON (CP) Edmon- ton Eskimos have apologized to fans for the condition of the playing field Friday night when Ottawa Rough Riders defeated them 5-1 in a Canadian Foot- ball League exhibition game. Joe Healy, club president, and general manager Norn Kimball said in a statement: "The Edmonton Eskimo foot- ball club regrets that the field conditions were not up to the standard that is required to properly present professional football. "We are convinced that the city of Edmonton have mado every offort to install a new playing surface for the 1971 CFL season, but weather condi- tions prevented them from com- pleting the job in the manner in which they had scheduled. By THE CANADIAN PRESS In Regina the Saskatche- wan Roughriders demoralized Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the sec- ond half Monday night for a come-from-behind 32-16 victory in a Canadian Football League exhibition before Wally Gabler seemed to take control in the early stages for Hamilton in leading the Eastern Football League team to a 10-0 first-quarter lead and extending it to 16-7 at half time. But the Western Conference Roughriders took control from there to go ahead 17-16 at three-quarter time and score 15 more unanswered points in the final quarter. Gabler, who went the distance for Hamilton, complo'ed just two passes in the second half and made one first down. Ron Lancaster started the Roughriders on their scoring binge with a 10-yard touchdown pass to Nolan Bailey at ol the second quarter. Then he hit Silas McKinnie with a 35-yard scoring pass in the third- quarter. Coach Dave Skrien sent in Bubba Wyche after that. Wyche completed passes to Bailey and Gord Barwell to set up a one- yard touchdown plunge by George Reed in the first minute of the final quarter. Gary Lane threw a 48-year touchdown pass to Dave Denny. Jack Abendschan converted the four touchdowns and added a 42-yard field goal. The other Roughrider point came off a conceded single in the final min- ute. Hamilton managed ]ust one touchdown, a six-yard run b Dick Wesolowski in the first quarter. Tommy Joe Coffey con- verted and kicked two field goals from 34 and 28 yards out He also kicked a 22-yard singl- point. The other Tiger-Cat points came off a conceded safelj touch by Allan Ford of S'askat chewan, who was unable tc bring down a high snap wliil attempting to punt. At Montreal the Calgarj Stampeders snuffed cut anj Montreal Alouette offensive anc managed to ignite brief scorini drives for a 25-14 Canadia Football League exhibition wil Monday night. Veteran quarterback Jc Keeling topped off one offensiv push late in the first half with 42-yard pass-and-run touchdow to Hugh McKinnis. Rooki backup quarterback Jim Line sey directed another in th dying minutes of the game wit first-year fullback Marri Chavers crashing over from tl one.' It was the second pre-seaso exhibition victory for the Stam- peders, who earlier walloped Saskatchewan Roughriders 27-0. Montreal, winners of the Grey Cup against Calgary last year, took their second defeat after a 29-10 loss to Toronto Argonauts last week. It was a come-from-behind win for Calgary who were down 14-3 in the second quarter while fans watched the Alouette defensive unit knock the Stamps off balance. But Keeling combined with Summer Games fast approaching The Southern Alberta Sum- mer Games are fast approach- ing and activity leading up to the second edition of the games is hot and heavy throughout most regions. Wednesday the Couniy of Lcthbridge will stage the finals ils trapshooting at the Barons ?old Ruler destroyed Monday PARIS, Ky. (API Bold ,uler, one of the greatest sires n the history of thoroughbred acing, was destroyed Monday fter a recurrence of cancer in ic horse's digestive tract. For seven years, the dark bay on of Nasrullah topped the lis f American sires. Only in the irst year his offspring raced and in 1970, when he was sec ond, did he fail to win the title. Through May the lat est statistics available show hi. sons and daughters had won .79 for gross earnings of jus under million. Bold Ruler suffered an atlac of cancer in the esophagus las year and received cobalt trea1 merits at Auburn University tha enabled him to be returned t the farm for this year's breed ing season. He was the first animal s large ever to receive the trea ments and special equipmen had to be created for the work Hancock said the stallion wa bred to 36 mares this year, with at least 24 of them now in foal. On the racetrack, Bold Rule won 23 of 33 races, including th Preakness Stakes, and amassc a bankroll of whi being voted Horse of the Yea by Triangle Publications as three-year-old. In 1966, he became the fir horse to sire winners of mo than million in a single se son and he duplicated the fe the following year. Gun Club. Friday will see ten- nis run off at Stirling for the County of Warner. Action gets under way at six o'clock. A full slate of competitions e slated for the weekend. Starling Saturday will be ayoffs in all sports in the aber region as well as diving Pincher Creek. The Munici- District of Willow Creek ..I stage swimming at the .aresholm pool and slow pitch Fort Macleod. Trap and mall bore will highlight action 1 the County of Forty Mile at ow Island. The deadline for tennis in the ity of Lethbridge is July 14 as will be run off Saturday a le Civic Centre. Equestrian nals are set for 10 a.m. Satur ay at the Community Collegi rounds. Sunday mil see the finals in le City of Lethbridge tenni ompetitions as well as horse hoes. Trapshooling goes at 10 a.m n Milk River while the Count f Lethbridge archery event ;et under way at the Doroth Jalgh'esh School in Pictur iutte. Horseshoes are set fo Stavely end Pincher Creek Sun day with diving set for Nanton Tuesday archery will b staged at Indian Battle Park 6 p.m. while Wednesday arc ery is planned for the County Warner, Milk River Arena 2 p.m. Also on Wednesday will b swimming ill Pincher Creek ai swimming in the City of Let bridge, Civic Centre Pool. Saturday will see swimmin0 and diving in Picture Butte as well as Bow Island. Diving will be completed at the Civic Cen- tre Pool for the City of Lelh- bridge. Four events are planned for the Municipal District of Wil- low Creek. They include eques- trian at Claresholm; small bore at Nanton; trapshooting at Stavely and tennis at Fort Mac- leod. Claresholm will host the 1971 Summer Games August 4-7 in which some southern Al- berta athletes will take part. McKinnis to make it 14-11 at half time and Frank Andruski put Calgary ahead in the third quarter with an interception he ran back 25 yards for a touch- down. Larry Robinson hooted a field goal from 31 yards out in Ihe second and kicked three converts. SET UP TOUCHDOWNS Linebacker Mark Kosmos put the spark into whatever scoring lunch the Als could muster. He ecovered a fumble by Rudy interman at the Calgary 26 arly in the game that set up a vo-yard touchdown plunge by ookie fullback Don Abbey. In the pecond quarter, Kos- os intercepted a pass frotr indsey at the Montreal 47 ant alloped C3 yards for the touch own. George Springate con crted both Montreal majors. Meanwhile in Vancouver qinr erback Rick Cassata, given 0-minute challenge to prove imself on Ottawa .first Lingers, responded admirabl Monday night as Ottawa Rough iders walloped British Colum )ia Lions 41-14 before ans at Empire Stadium. Cassata, who was rejected ir a tryout with the Lions last sea son, was outstanding in all d artments. He scored two touch- owns himself and set up four thers. Two of them were to wide re- eiver Rhone Nixon, another ilayer released by the Lions ast season. Rounding out Ot- awa scoring were Skip Eaman nd Dave Pivot. Rookie Gerry Organ converted five of Otta- 'a's six touchdowns. Cassata in addition to com- pleting 16 of 25 passes for 237