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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 26, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 8 THE LETHBRIDQC HEHAlU mooqav. CHINOOK TOUM CHRISTMAS In DISNEYLAND Space iUII Inrlnrtii Hr IMIM- CONTACT ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CKNTHIVILLAQIMALl The Herald- Sports SMN RnMn LMt FILING CABINETS Quarterback hurts hampered western chances It was over when Smith hit Wilkinson By GORDON GRANT CP Gownl Sports Editor TORONTO Wayne Smith hit Tom Wilkinson and the thud made a hero of Rick Ottawa Rough Riders defensive belted Edmonton Eskimo quarter- back Wilkinson late in the first rendering him inoperative for the next 30 minutes or during which time Cassata led Ottawa to a 22-18 Grey Cup win Sunday. Smith's hit broke two of Wil- kinson's ribs and the Eskimos seldom looked dangerous after his departure In they didn't score again until he came back in the fourth quarter. Meanwhile fre- quently booed by Ottawa fans and often roasted in the methodically guided Ottawa to its first Grey Cup victory since the last year Russ Jackson played quarterback for the Riders. Since then the Riders have tried for a but the fans haven't been happy with the effort. At one point after Sunday's game. play a little harder for a guy like Edmonton scored the. first time it had its hands on the but it was not the touch- the Ottawa brass began to but rather penalty listen to them and told coach that set the tone for the bruis- .Jack Gotta to get rid of ing game. Cassata. Wilkinson rolled left to know they direc- got rid of the ball and was bel- told him to get rid of ted late and hard by Smith. Ot- but he stuck with me and I'll tawa was penalized five yards never forget said Cassata for offside and 15 yards for 3 Wilkinson walloped Tom Wilkinson Edmonton Eskimo quarter- is caught around the neck by Jerry Campbell dur- ing the first quarter of the 1973 Grey Cup game at Toronto. Wilkinson was hauled Ottawa Rough Rider Campbell and then smacked by Wayne Smith Wilkinson suffered two broken ribs and left the game until late in the final quarter of a 22-18 Ottawa- win. Barbara Wozney is now worth but she just wants her mommy home TORONTO The win- ner of in the Manitoba Sweepstake on Sunday's Grey Cup game was in Winnipeg wondering when her mother was coming home white the consolation winner was it's all The sweepstake ticket on .Ottawa Rough who beat Edmonton Eskimos 22-18 in the Grey Cup football bears the name of three-year-old Barbara Wozney of Winnipeg. Her mother Jo attended the game to cheer the Riders on. Edith Shannon of Van- who had the ticket on the said she was Edmonton would but really didn't expect they Mrs. Wozney said after the -game she still was unsure how the would be handled but she expected it probably would be put into a trust for her daughter. left Barbara at said Mrs. Wozney. a little too young to know what this was all phoned her today and she just wanted to know when I was coming SOLD WINNING TICKET Mrs. Wozney said her hus- band sold the winning ticket arid would receive a commission on it. She said they had lib immediate plans for spending the ex- cept enjoy Miss a Van- couver office said she wasn't greatly disappointed at not winning the top prize. just glad it's all over and I'm just as happy with the was a bit overwhelming. In the is a bit over- She said she was unsure how she would spend the money. minute I think of something different I might do with it. Right now I think I might like to travel some- Eskimos made mistakes too roughing. Two plays later Roy Bell ran 39 yards for a touch- down which Dave Cutler Ottawa came back on a beautiful 38-yard pass from Casatta to Rhome over Billy a former Rough Rider who now plays defence for the Esks. But Wilkie got the Esks roll- only to be stopped when hit high by linebacker Jerry Campbell and in the ribs by Smith at the Ottawa 12. He was helped off the field. Wilkinson made no accusa- but offensive tackle Charlie Turner said the Ot- tawa players took cheap shots at the Edmonton quarter- backs. In any that hit proved the turning point. Bruce Lem- merman came in to replace Wilkinson and passed eight yards to Larry Highbaugh. Cheap shots TORONTO Offen- sive tackle Charlie Turner of Edmonton Eskimos let his dis- appointment show Sunday when he accused Ottawa linemen of cheap shots at an all-star in the Western Football Conference for the last two said Ottawa linemen were lured offside by Tom Wilkinson a couple of times during Ot- tawa's 22-18 Grey Cup victory. they would decide 15 yards was a cheap price for 'getting a free shot at a quar- Turner said Rudy Sims and Wayne Smith of the Rider defensive line are quick as quick as anybody but the whole team is not as good as Saskatchewan Edmonton defeated Sas- katchewan for the Western Conference title. Wilkinson was forced to leave the game early when whacked on the sidelines by Wayne Smith. He returned in the fourth quarter despite two broken ribs. Edmonton's other Bruce entered the game with an injured arm on which he received a couple of blows. Wilkinson did not accuse Ot- tawa of running at him with intent to injure late in the game. had to scramble a couple of he said. were after but that's their who played with a cast to protect a broken took a roughing play on the first Edmonton offensive se- quence. good and they're said Wilkinson. But the Esks had to settle for an 11-yard field goal by Cutler. The first quarter ended in favor of the but Ot- tawa got two points -on the first play of the second quarter when Garry Lefebvre dropped a snap in the end couldn't get his punt away and was tackled behind the goal line. The score stayed that way until .Gerry Organ kicked a 46- yard field goal with four sec- onds left on the clock. The kick erased the Grey Cup record of 38 yards set by Bob Dean of Edmonton against Montreal in 1954. And the Western Football Conference champions never recovered. On the drizzly afternoon with the temperature holding at 38 they contipually coughed up the times they losing three. Head coach Ray Jauch said the Rough Riders are CFL champions because de- serve to He said the mistakes his club made proved to him his players were trying too hard. The third quarter was a hard-hitting defensive battle and Ottawa's physical ability finally put the game away. With almost 10 minutes Cassata guided the Riders to the Edmonton 18. He then handed off to Jim Evenson and the bruising back went into the end knock- ing over or brushing off five would-be ladders on the way. Organ converted and it was game over. Organ kicked a 39-yard field goal in the fourth but the game in al-. ready out of reach. Edmonton did not give up with Wilkinson back in after taking some pain-killing scored a single on an 85- yard Lefebvre punt. With seven seconds remain- Wilkinson passed four yards to Lefebvre for a TD which Cutler converted. On this Ottawa was too much for Edmonton to handle. Jerry Keeling never got in the game for was in- jured in the Eastern Football Conference title game against Cassata was a capable stand-in. with a cut in the WFC final against couldn't take up where Wilkinson left off- Roy Bell and Calvin Harrell started running well for but tailed off as the defensive crew of Ot- Riders sometimes showed a six-man front up. Charlie who played both as an offensive and defensive lineman for Ot- was named the game's outstanding player and won a new car. ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES Ottawa 22 Edmonton 18 Team First downs Yards rushing Yards passing Passes tried Completed Int'cept by Punts Avg. punt Fumbles Fumb's lost Penalties Yds p'llzed Field goals FQ tried 1st 12 Coach Ray Jauch shoulders lions share of blame By JOHN SHORT TORONTO Head coach Ray Jauch blamed nude because my players were trying too for Edmonton Eskimos' 22-18 loss to Ottawa Rough Riders Sunday in the 1973 Grey Cup final. He congratulated Ottawa for a tough effort and said the Riders the number one club rifht now because they deserve to Edmonton lost only two fumbles but They contributed to the poor field position that Ottawa finally exploited. far more tolerant of writers than he usually said the first-quarter injury to Tom fordng the use of Bruce Lemmerman at- was a basic fac- tor in Edmonton's defeat. Wilkinson returned -In the fourth quarter after taking two novocaine shots to ease the pain of two broken ribs. believed the only way to beat Ottawa was to use Wilkie's rollouts to stay away from the said Jauch. knew they had a good defensive front 'four and they're hard to run against at The problem caused by Wil- kinson's departure was com- pounded when Leimnerman received another whack on bis ailing arm. filled up with saM Lanmerinan. noted for his late game heroics. was about 90 per cent effective when I went in but I think it dropped to about 80 per cent.'' Lemmermaa said he could throw fairly well when given time to pick out one receiver and stick with him. I had trouble when 1 had to quickly and throw off- Wilkinson had a sore back when he entered the game but bis injured ribs were not re- lated to the earlier he said happened when Wayne Smith hit me in the side on the sidelines. Campbell middle hit me on the head and caused me to lose my balance. Then Smith hit Wilkinson said he realized immediately that be would not be aMe to play. COULDN'T BREATHE couldn't breathe so I knew I couldn't and I knew I wouldn't help the ball As Wilkinson and Lemmer- man discussed Injuries old and defensive back Billy the victim on Rhome Niton's first-quarter said he might retire. Isn't because of the said the veteran defen- sive back who started despite a pulled hamstring muscle. I've got to consider them as a way to set up my future.'' Cooper said his bad leg ham- pered his ability to cut and run. the I knew Nixon was running a post pat- tern. I tried to turn and go with him but there was nothing Toronto-first add Edmonton dressing room 62S Jauch Named himself for Cooper's misfortune. anybody is to I'm the said gam- bled on starting Cooper said he realized on the series before the touchdown that the leg wasn't sound. should have pulled myself 1 but maybe I'm too said the former Ottawa who saw spot duty after that. In his Edmonton used Garry who caught a late touchdown for the Eskimos' second touchdown. He also went all the way at flanker and did Edmonton's punting. punting average wasn't was he asked. don't want to excuse but the ball was wet. On the safety touch play of the second the ball was so wet it just slipped through my hands Lefebvre was named top Ca- nadian player of the game. He won the Dick Suderman named after the former Calgary and Ed- monton player who died last season. Lefebvre also won an air trip for two. wasn't thinking about the said Lefebvre. wife told me about it first. It was nice to but that wasn't what we were here Lefebvre said he does not believe any of the Eskimos will retire. a young club. And H good club. WeMl be back Tight end Tyrone Walls had a cast placed -an 'his broken left hand immediately after the game. make it an he said. think I broke it ear- ly in the maybe the first or second quarter. I was blocking on I think. And I just kept getting hit on The Eskimos will return home today. A reception and team party are scheduled tonight. NATIONAL 1 EMIO W rlVW T NY Rang. 10 Van NY Isld E All St. Louis Pitts 9 17 LA Calif THE O A Esposlto. B............. 23 26 49 Orr. B 12 28 40 B.............. 15 18 33 But............. 15 13 28 M 15 11 26 B............. B 18 26 R................. 5 21 26 D........... 13 11 24 Min 5 19 24 WORLD EMI DIvMort W L T F N. 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