Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 19, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
almost did it Lancaster Eskimo quarterbacks hurting By JOHN SHORT EDMONTON Winn- ng games an the late stages is in old. habit for Bruce jMiunerman of the Mi be almost get his Sunday when Ed- nonton won the Western football Conference He played despite a badly- gashed elbow and find a win- ning five-yard pass to George McGowan as the Eskimos came from behind to defeat Saskatchewan Roaghriders 2S-23 for the right to play Ot- tawa Rough Riders next Sun- day in the Grey Cup. In his short he com- pleted five consecutive including a 39-yarder to Larry to lead Edmonton toa fled goat and a converted .touchdown. Assistant coach Vic Rapp said Lenunerman and starter Tom Wilkinson would not have yed in normal conditions. We both knew we were wwOd have to keep un- der fire in some quarters recently after loimg the starting job to Wilkinson. Wilkinson told me what play he thought would work You Gotta hand it to the Rough they shut off Montreal attack but good By-STUART LAKE OTTAWA Ottawa lough Riders bombed Montreal Alouettes 23-14 Sun- lay to win the Eastern Fpot- tall Conference and the right to oppose Edmonton Eskimos in next Sunday's Grey Cup game. Ottawa's last appearance in the Canadian pro football final was 1969 when they beat Sas- katchewan Roughriders. The Riders displayed a strong defence and their most potent attack of the season in dominating the Alouettes. With Rudy Sims blasting in Victory march Ottawa Rough Rider coach Jack Gotta is carried across the field by Gerry Drgan and an unidentified staff member after Ottawa defeated Montreal Mouettes 23-14 The Rough Riders advance to the Grey Cup next Sunday n Toronto with the win. _ __ Morris not surprised Dolphins clinch berth ASSOCIATED PRESS Mercury Morris smiled when somebody mentioned the .fact that Miami's defending Super Bowl cham- pions had clinched a National Football League playoff berth. did you asked Morris. what we're supposed to Winning has become a way of life for the Dolphins. They are 9-1-this season following Sunday's methodical 17-0 vic- tory over their se- cond straight shutout. Over two- their record reads 26-1. There are other teams with Super Bowl ambitions too and Sunday was a good day for some of them but not so good for' others. Washington Redskins maintained their piece of first place in the National Conference defeating stubborn Baltimore Colts 22-14 while Dallas Cpw- boys were pounding Philadelphia Eagles 31-10. Kansas City Chiefs took over first place in the American Conference rippmg Houston Oilers 38-14 while Cleveland Browns were knocking off Oakland 7-3 and dropping the Raiders into third place. Denver Broncos edged into second place just one-half game stunning Pittsburgh AFC Central leaders 23-13. Angeles Rams protected their lead in the beating San Fran- cisco '49ers 31-13 to open a IVi- game margin over Atlanta Falcons who host unbeaten Minnesota Vikings tonight. New England Patriots slugged Green Bay Packers 33-24. New York Giants overtook St. Louis Car- dinals Cincinnati Bengals topped New York Jets Detroit Lions thumped Chicago Bears 30-7 and San Diego Chargers took New Orleans Saints 17-14. Buffalo ran up some impres- sive individual statistics against Miami with 0. J. Simpson rushing for 120 yards and Jim Braxton getting 119. But they pay off on points and the Bills went nowhere in that department against the Dolphins' defence. Simpson shrugged off the yardage that pushed.. his 10- game total to 540. yards short of Jim Brown's all-time pro record with four games to go. What was important to Kan- sas City's Chiefs was their victory over Houston and Cleveland's stunner over Oakland. The combination moved KC into first place in the AFC West and plummeted the Raiders to third. Mike Livingston tossed two touchdown passes and scored piloting the Chiefs tc a third straight victory since taking over for Injured Len Dawson. Oakland co-operated by bowing to Cleveland with the Browns scoring on Mike Phippa' seven-yard to Fair Hooker in the first half and then making the narrow 'lead stand up the rest of the way. The victory moved the Browns to within games of Pittsburgh in the AFC Central after the Steelers were stung by Denver. Jim Turner kicked three field the last one a 42- yard tie-breaker that ticked the crossbar on the way to defeat the Steelers. Harold Jackson caught four passes for 117 yards from John Brodie and three of them went for leading Los Angeles past San Fran- cisco. Washington's Curt Knight kicked five field goals to beat Baltimore. Knight's boots were from 42 and 29 yards and he hardly resembl- ed the place kicker who had slumped so badly early this year. Dallas fell behind 10-0 against Philadelphia before roaring back to defeat the Eagles. Walt Garrison scored two touchdowns and set up another for the who broke Philadelphia down once quarterback Roman Gabriel was forced out of the game with a bruised elbow. Joe out since the second week of the dramatically came off the bonrh and marched New York to Cincinnati's goal line before running out of time as the Bengals hung on to beat the Jets. almost at will in the first half of the the Riders held the Alouettes until the dying moments before giving up a Montreal touchdown. Meanwhile Ottawa quarter- back Jerry Keeling engineered' three scoring marches until he was forced to leave the game early in the second period. played a super coach Jack Gotta said later. Keeling six yards to end Rhome Nixon for one touchdown and handed the ball to Jim Foley for a 24-yard running Rick who came in to relieve Keeling after the veteran was dumped hard by linebacker Mike com- bined for a 69-yard pass and run play with Terry Wellesley for Ottawa's other touchdown. Gerry Organ booted a first- period field goal and converted two of the touchdowns to round out Ot- tawa scoring. Montreal had to be content with two field goals by Don Sweet before Peter Delia Riva caught quarterback George Mira's pass for a 13-yard touchdown late in the fourth quarter. Sweet converted the touch- down and also kicked a single. The Riders used a five-man defensive line there's a low percentage in running against a defence like Montreal coach Marv Levy said. HELD TO 55 YARDS you should be able to pass against it and we Mira in fact was held to 55 yards in the air in the first although by game's end he.'had increased the total to yards 19 of 38 passes. On the ground the Als were held to 72 for a total net offence of 272 yards. Ottawa got 265 yards through the air and 187 yards. rushing. Fullback Jim Even- son ran the ball 20 times for 122 yards and Foley got another 50. The Riders were hit with 16 penalties for 154 yards. Mon- treal got eight penalties which cost them 62 yards. Both Keeling and defensive end Wayne Smith could be classed as doubtful starters next Sunday. Keeling has sore ribs and an undefined leg injury while Smith fears he may have again broken bis arm. 1 Keeling said he would be ready. .There was plenty of sunshine but chilling mid-20s 'temperatures for the game watched by fans. OTTAWA MONTREAL 14 Mtl First downs Yards rushing Yards passing Net offence Passes made-tried Interceptions-yards Punts-average Fumbles-lost Penalties-yards for the Mid Ummernun. I used McGowan ran a short out pattern. He bumped into cor- nerback Mel Eastey but war well in the clear when the baL arrived for his seventh catch of the day. Sunday's spectacular effort was the fourth time this season that Lemmennaa had directed a last-minute march to lead Edmonton to a win or a tie. A crowd of watched his heroics this time. He entered the game only because of injuries to Wilkin- son's back and arm. Wilkinson was replaced briefly in the first half after hurting his arm and he came out for good after being pun- ished on a late tackle that led to a roughing penalty against Saskatchewan. Another roughing penalty was called on the same play and helped Edmonton move into position for a vital field goal. The lead changed hands eight times during the game. Dave .Cutler booted a record-tying six field goals and a convert to contribute 19 of Edmonton's points. He described the performance as. best day I've ever had as a His .only miss was a 51- yarder on which he was perfectly straight but about two yards short. SCORE TOUCHDOWNS Saskatchewan's touchdowns were scored by George Reed and Bob Pearce. Jack Abends- chan kicked three field goals and two converts. Edmonton goes into the Grey Cup for the first time since when the Eskimos bowed 16-6 to Ottawa. No members of the current squad were active Saskatchewan took the Idss calmly. quarterback Ron Lancaster. almost had Coach John Payne said the Roughriders had run the ball as well as they with Reed gaining 168 yards on 29 carries. just failed to execute some said Payne. Players in both dressing rooms agreed play was not hampered by the heavy fog that obliterated the field for most of the first half. The Eskimos leave for To- ronto Wednesday. EDMONTON SASKATCHEWAN 23 18 72 200 272 19-36 0-0 9-37 0-0 8-62 Ott. 19 187 265 426 11-20 2-58 10-32 3-2 16-154 BIG PAY-OFF CHARLES W. Va. One ticketholder at Shenandoah Downs collected Saturday night on a track officials reported. The payoff came on a com- bination of 8-9 in the sixth and 2-5 in the seventh. First Yards Yards Net Passes Ookpiks win pair The iNortnern Alberta In- stitute of Technology Ookpiks made their long trip home Edmonton an enjoyable one as they swept a pair of Alberta College Athletic Conference Hockey League games over the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns on the weekend. The Ookpiks completed the two-game sweep by defeating the Pronghorns 5-2 in their se- cond clash at Henderson Lake Ice Centre Saturday afternoon. Friday nighty they had edged their hosts 7-5. Larry Rindero paced the Ookpiks with his second consecutive two-goal perfor- mance while singles came off the sticks of Peter Darwin Sturko and Greg Dolsey. Duane Johnson and Mike Hornberger replied for the Pronghorns. who now sport two wins in eight starts. Wild winners The Edmonton Eskimos bench goes wiid Sunday seconds after they had clinched a trip east for the Grey Cup. In earning their first journey to the Canadian Football League final since the Esks edged Saskatchewan Roughriders 25-23 in the western sudden-death final. Bisons cast aside by McGill Redmen WINNIPEG Neither coach came right out and said it but pre-game preparation was one of the keys in McGill University Redmen.'s 16-0 upset of University of Manitoba Bi- sons in the Western Bowl Saturday. The Quebec Intercollegiate Athletic Association cham- pions recorded their eighth straight are un- beaten 'this season shutting off everything the Manitoba offence tried. The win over the Western Intercollegiate Athletic Association champions moved the Redmen into next Satur- day's national championship against St. Mary's University Huskies of Halifax. key to beating the Bi- sons was stopping their power McGill coach Charlie Baillie said in the jubilant Redmen dressing room. had their team fairly well scouted and overshifted the line to play our strength against their power The adjustment paid off as McGill held Manitoba to 111 yards rushing and limited the power the Bisons' bread-and-butter play all to just one sizeable gain. Don Kelly accounted for most of McGill's booting field goals in each of the third and fourth quarters and converting Ross Brooks's second-quarter touchdown- Manitoba coach Gary Naylor said in the dejected dressing room that McGill well used a lot of things that we didn't even see on the Bowling scores THINK MF mSHOCTANY WOKANISEE CAPRI BOWL Wadnndiy Morning Joan Milton 320 Chris Burwash 262 Linda Aspeslet 286 Kay Davison Peggy Guzzi 256. Mert Dually 235 Lois Weir Connie Baceda 239. Jean Burnette Liz Higo 236. Judy Neal 234. Hour Martlnlzlng Mae Popma Eva Benis .Myrna Tweter 270. Pat Leclaire 246 Lorraine Kirchner 244 Carolyn Wilde Judy Chapman Mary Nicolson Doreen Wilson 282 Bernice Hay 262 QrMm Shoe John Rempel 307 Earl mour 299 Bill Koskoski 302 Al Unrau 288 Kim Kovacs 297 Lew Mills 336 Isabelle Bergman 291 Dorothy Sorensen 277 Linda Malcomson 284 Marion Guzik 307 Dianne Vlolini 286 HOLIDAY BOWL CJOC Don Bernhart Jock Mulgrew 269 Joe Myndio Llnd Jensen Beneek Doram Jim McPike Jim Lozaon Dieter Bechtold 266 Kathy Mueller Bernie Carrier 287. CLASSIC TRIPLES Jack Smeed 352 Ar- nold 301 Tino luvall 343 Bill Hamilton Jean Passey Ken King 299 Karlyn Spitzer 286 Jeanette Smeed 418 Ken Kurtz 280 Bob Costanzo 363 Bob Spitzer 279. ALBERTA AGRICULTURE A. Szentes 311 K. Adamson 232. D. Mikalson L Szentes 218. R. Hislop 221. M. Siegl 258. K. Kearns 308. G. Siegl 239. D. McDowell 321. VASA LODGE Ann Aim Bud Grouette Nick Bianchi Doug Hegland Hjalmar Nelson 256 Jerry Larson 279 Gus Hegland Bob Hanson Lorna Neis 217. Lil Hegland 226. SENIOR CITIZENS Velma Milleo 270 Bob Arthur Jim Arthur Betty Murtland Audrey Scott Elna Branter Vi Cuell Frank Bernhart Kathleen Bernhart Harry Chapman Bill Riley 238. Walter Baker Arvid Oseen 239. Cyril Miron Len Milner 246. PRO-MOTORS your economy HWMMQ MOTCOQIM ttiv. 19H timid to SMmtaf Nft. ZStfc USED CAR SPECIAL SALES will Mart day at 3 p.m. to p.m. An excellent selection of smaller economy cars and trucks Extra specials on 1968-1971 larger family cars make us sfMcM on thwtt botwton land p.m. uiifw now for 1UO-ZAM.S.