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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 19, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, November 19, 1971 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD 0 Hamilton lineman got Burton to Toronto Mosca fiill pay for that telephone eall TORONTO (CP) Angelo Mosca miiy regret the phone call he made last December that steered quarterback Greg Barton to Toronlo Argonauts. Mosea's Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Argos meet: here Saturday in the second game of the East- ern Football Conference's two- game loUd-point final. Toronto look the opener 23-8 at Hamilton last Sunday. Union, though he has been used infrequently during the lat- ter part of the season while a broken finger on his throwing hand was mending, has devised most of the offensive patterns as tJie Argos nimed for their first Grey Cup appearance in IS years. Saturday's game Is set to go at noon KlST and will be tele- vised nationally by the CTV net- work with no blackout in the Toronto-Hamilton area. Mosca, Hamilton's 275-pound defensive tackle who doubles as a professional wrestler in the off-season, was in Detroit to visit Chuck Walton, a one-time Ticat guard, when he met Bar- ton. "He mentioned about playing out his option (with Detroit Lions of the National Football IT A OKAY NOW, BECHARS-IN'MUCH 1 JuSTTHUMPIN IT WITH "fER SCREWbWERJ SO QUICK? AMA1IN ASJD A FOUNC3 FOR KMOWIN 10 TKUMP IT f! JUST TWO BOB- Golden carry TORONTO of Western Ontario Mustangs coach Frank Cosentino, knowing that the west has never been beaten, isn't making confident predictions about the oulconie of the College Bowl, emblematic of Canadian intercollegiate foot- ball championship. The College Eowl will be played Saturday at Varsity Stadium between the and University of Alberta Golden Bears and the game will be televised nationally by CBC, starting at Jl a.m. S1ST. Plagued by injuries since the season opened. Cosentiro has had to shuffle his lineup from week to week, but the moves paid off handsomely, lending support to his reliance nn depth. "It's a nice feeling to have this kind of Cosentino said. "We've had enough inju- ries to wreck an average team." Head coach Jim Donlevy of the Bears is inclined to agree. He says the Mustangs will be the toughest, squad his team has met. all year. "They have no obvious weak- BOYS' AND GIRLS' SKATE EXCHANGE Bowlin CAPRI BOWL MORNING COFFEE Vera NichoMs 271 Betty Zso- vsn 1Z'.; Bcrnice Hay 5i3; Betjy Mar. tin 312 Rufh Cunninaham 255 Freda Linn 2-17 Carol Hsll 232; Pat Tunslail 252 Cyn- thia Belly Hobbs 239; Jordine MASTINIZING Bc-a Salmon 3D1 Betty Pater- fcn 25-1 Maro Smith 317 Mary Mihaiiic 302; May Hieberl 290 Vera NichoMs Jean Passey 255 Marilyn Christianson 261; Alke Gier 260; Masa Goshinmon 251; FTthel Peterson 2.19. GREEN'S Beaudry 321 John Tlnordl 2F? John Rempel 29H I'ick Smr-ed "73 Jock Mularew Lew Mills 298 Lincin Malcornson 27? Lillian Georcc- son 262; May Hlobsrt 260 Jean- Smeed !7t Marion ToIIey Dcrigatti 181. EAGLES LODGE Joyce 327; Kathy Lutiwlg 771 Willie Plomp 2B6 Feisf 212; Olga Larocque 26B; Gary Ward 262 Cyril Barrett 225; Joe C-illet! 257; Rick Larson 251 Andy Kraiewski 240. FRIENDLY LEAGUE linch KiEh 238 Piera Brown 230; May Syme 251 Mary Kir. by 211; Terry Pert: 208; Pete Snedden 779. Dili Kelly 27fl; Doira Hipo 734; Gary Kennedy 237; Jim "McNe offensively defen- sively, Their defence, in partic- ular, is very sound. "The key to the game is whether our offence can solve their defence." Donlevy may have an inside track in the scouting depart- ment because Gary Smith, Bears' defensive co-ordinator, coached last year at Western. But both teams have ex- changed season's game films and scouts from Western at- tended the Western College Bowl in Edmonton Sunday, when the Bears mauled Bish- op's University of Liennoxville, Quc., 53-2. The Bears had nine nf their players named to the Western Canada Intercollegiate Football League all-star team and one of them, split, end Mel Smith. 22. captured the Hec Crighton Tro- phy as the outstanding player in Canadian college football. But the offensive line has been the backbone of the Bears' surge this season. "I can't say enough good things abcnt the hn? 226. Donlevy -said. Close doesn't count By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Phoenix Suns were just a point away several times but in their case, a point was as good as a mile. Five times the Suns pulled that close to Detroit only to be knocked back and the Pistons pulled away at the final gun for a 128-126 National Basketball Association triumph Thursday night. A basket by Curtis Rowe and a free throw by Howard Ko- mives in the final 40 seconds proved the winning margin. In the NBA's only other game, Golden State Warriors downed Portland Trail Blazers 115-105. Bob Lanier, who led Detroit with 37 pomts, and Jimmy Walker, who had 29, helped build a 103-94 lead at the end of the third period, But the Piston advantage slipped away in the last quarter before an assault by Dick Van Arsdale, Paul Silas and Connie Hawkins. Neal Walk led Phoe- nix with 30 points. Portland cut a 21-point deficit to nine in the last quarter be- fore Jeff Mullins and Cazzie Russell put the Warriors out of danger. Russell paced the Warriors with 29 points er.d crossed the mark in his NBA career. Expos reach agreement MONTREAL (CP) Mont- real Expos announced Thursday the club has "reached an agree- ment in principle" with the class A Carolina League to relo- cate Montreal's class AAA In- ternational League franchise in Winnipeg to the Newport News- Hampton area of Virginia for the 1972 season. The Expo s' International ague affiliation last season was Winnipeg League) and ue goi. to talking about C a n a d i a n Mosca recalled ihis week. "He wondered where he could make the most money ami I told him Toronto or Vancouver. "I called the Argos the next day and told I Frank) Blaekie Johnston (Toronto assistant coach) about him I guess they put him on tlieir ne- gotiation list right away." Barton had seen liltle action in three jears with Detroit but when the season was ended he was ticketed for stardom with the hapless Philadelphia Ea- gles. Tliere were hou-ls of protest when the 6-foot-2, 195-pound quarterback signed with the Ca- nadian Football League Argos. But because it was Mosea's in- tervention lhat led to Barton's talks with Toronto, the EFC club couldn't caught tamper- ing with the player. BECAME FltEE AGENT CFL commissioner Jake Gau- daur confirmed later that Bar- ton's player contract did not reach his offices until after Bar- ton became a free agent last May 1. "It's tough io prove tamper- said Gaudaur at the time. "It was the same situation with Vic Washington (former Ottawa Rough Rider and British Colum- bia Lion) last year. Pete Kozclle I NFL commissioner) and I tried to prevent induce- ments to players to play out their options." Barton signed as a player- coach with Argos for five years at a reported a 5'ear and it was the offensive strategy de- vised by him that made Argos the class in the East in 1971 and helped them in establishing a 15-point cushion for Saturday's second game of the final. However, lie's not likely to forget, Mosca. The towering Hamilton de- fender broke Barton's nose when the two teams met in To- ronto in September. BARTON ON" SIDELINES Mosca isn't likely lo cot sn- other chance to put any slops the Toronto quarterback in Sat- urday's game. Barton has watched most of the recent games from the sidelines while giving moral support to Joe Theismann, the rookie from Notre Dame. Theismann directed the Argo offence in tlieir late season drive when Toronto captured first place in Die East for the first time in 11 years. Barton says he's ready lo re- turn and hopes he can call a few plays in Saturday's game. What really scares me is not being used Saturday, then if Joe gets hurt in the Grey Cup game I'll have to go in cold I have a fear I'll let the team down.'1 But coach Leo Cahill isn't likely to test Barton's injured hand against the Ticats unless Theismann comes up flat or is I injured. NOSE TO NOSE Boston Bruins' Derek Sanderson argues with referee Bruce Hood over a misconduct call in first period of Thursday's game with Vancouver Canuckl. Sanderson lost the argument and cooled his heels for 10 minutes in the penalty box. Check ihe record book nat' By HIE CANADIAN1 PRESS Are Calgary Stampcdcrs a better team this year than they were last season? Well, it depends on how YOU look at it. Last year their record was 9-fi-l ar.d they came third in the Weslern Football Confer- ence, although they made it to the Grey Cup game. This year, a 9-6-1 record was good enough for a into the WFC final and. ulti- mately, another berth in the November classic. The Stamps have been a marvel of consistency. Last season, they had 233 points, for an average of ]8 per game. This and, if you don't quibble over deci- mals, the average tie same. Last season, the Stamps al- lowed 209 points for an aver- age of 13 per year (he opponents scored 218 per game for an average of 14_ The Stamps gained one yard less along the ground this year thrm the 2.2.38 they ac- complished a year ago. Both years they rushed an average of 27 times a game for an average of five yards per try. TRIED PARSES Both years the Slampeders tried an identical 449 passes. They completed last year for a 14-a-gamc average: this year it was 242 completions for a a v e r ,1 g e. Each pass average 14 yards last this year. Both years they averaged 20 first downs a by rushing last year, seven this year; first downs passing, an average of 10 a game last year, came out to nine this year. First clowns by penalty last year were 10. for an average cf slightly less than one per gairo: this year, they got M first downs courtesy of their opponents' also less than one a game. They puaicd 175 times last year, an average of 11 time? per gnme ar.d 40.6 yards per This year they kicked 165 times, for an average of just over 10 times per game and 42.3 yards per kick. Competition is a lillle tougher Scott, Washington holding their own Competition is tougher in the from the Riders in 1970, became National Football League than was with Ottawa Rough Ri- 4'lei's this year and has estab- lished the second-best average among running backs in the Na- Rider running backs appear to tional Football Conference. then' own in the big Washington has averaged 4.9 carry, second only to EQUIPMENT BY COOPER AWD C.C.M. 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Warfield is also (he leading ground-gainer in eilher confer- eiii-c. Hi; has caught SI passes for 801 yards and a 23.8-yard average. Tile NFL statisticians, how- ever, rank the pass receivers according to the number of re- ceptions and in that category. Bill Parks of San Diego Charg- ers leads the AFC wilh U 1972 D100 PICKUPS From................. MOST COLOR AND EQUIPMENT COMBINATIONS IN STOCK NOW WE HAVE 6 ONLY 1971 MODELS IEFT IN STOCK AT EXCEPTIONAL SAVINGS BUY NOW AT 1971 PRICES! (WHILE CURRENT STOCK LASTS) Af PH) y' 3rd Ave. and 11th Sf. S., Lethbridge YOU CAN COUNT ON US! 328-9271 ;