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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 28, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta November The HereM W Graham Kelly selli defense wins football 1 That old axiom certainly held true last Sunday when toe Ottawa Rough Riders showed up with a ferocious defense and defeated the Edmonton Eskimos 2MB in the Grey Cup game. It is fitting that Charlie a lineman of all given the car award as the outstanding per former on the field. Usually the award goes to quarter- backs or but this year the football writers got things in perspective when awarding the new car. Ottawa began to get the up- per hand late in the first quarter when the defensive line shut off Roy Bell and harassed the quarterbacks constantly. Previous to. Rick Cassata had hit Rhome Nixon perfectly on a fly pattern for a touchdown. Ed- monton came storming back to the Ottawa 12. At that Tom Wilkinson rolled to his right and was smashed to the artificial turf by Jerry Campbell and Wayne Smith. Versatile Dick Adams also got a shot at the gutsy little Eskimo pivot. Poor Wilkie had broken ribs and was gone until the fourth quarter. Things just might have been different if Wilkinson had remained in the game. the Eskimos came up with some key interceptions to stop Ottawa touchdown drives. Ron Dave and John Lagrone mounted a fine rush against Rick Cassata. But I have seldom seen the Eskimo linebackers play so poorly. Sam Britts and Marty along with Caeser Belsar were constantly victimized by Cassata screens and safety- valve throws. On Jim Even- son's 18-yard run for a Ottawa blockers swept the middle and outside linebackers making big Jim's gallop a great deal easier. But certainly the poor play of the linebackers and the excellent performance of the Ottawa offensive line had to rate as and most definitely key factors in determining the outcome. Naturally Rick Cassata has to feel good about his perfor- mance. Although he twice Lots of football people were happy for Jack Gotta. Jocko is one of the really good guys in the loved by all. Just a couple of years when Ottawa was struggling to win an exhibition the Capital Hill vultures were croaking for his scalp. Jack feels as because he is a man who breaks all the old conventions about coaching football. This year it but if it ever goes you can be cer- tain that Jocko will be seeking the ranks of the unemployed. Gotta always seemed to me to be the lightweight of the Saskatchewan staff. Jimmy Duncan appeared to be the real brains behind Eagle Keys but obviously such was not the case. The real difference between Gotta and Duncan is the ability of the Ot- tawa coach to not only com- municate well with his but to get them to put out 100 percent effort for him. Duncan couldn't do that in Calgary even when he won the Grey Cup. When Calgary lost Wayne the writing was on the wall for Bwana Jim Duncan. It took another season to catch up to but catch up it did Gotta doesn't like curfews. He goes easy in practice. He eliminates bed checks. All of this makes him very popular with his players. But if Ot- I don't really think so. I was surprised at the manner in which the Riders dispatched the Eskimo offen- sive line. Scales and friends are one of the best offensive line aggregates in the Canadian game. But Smith and Laputka constantly shut off the running and were successful in rushing Lemmerman and Wilkinson as well. That pass rush made it much easier for Ottawa's linebackers and deep backs to protect against the pass. Ed- monton receivers had trouble getting into the especi- ally during the second half. Wayne Tosh and Al Marcellin did a masterful job against the Eskimo receivers with George McGown rendered largely ineffective. Tyrone Walls dropped passes all over the place largely because of a broken left hand. Larry Highbaigh was a study in frustration with the sticky Marcellin after him. Garry Lefebvre took up the slack to some winning the Canadian Player of the Game Award in the process. But the Ottawa defense took Edmon- ton's game away from largely due to the efforts of the'Capital Punishment their fine front four. made the poor quarterback's mistake of throwing a pass when he should not Cassata for the most part effectively exploited the op- position pass and mixed his plays well. Why sports writers get down on a guy because he had some poor per- formances in the past is beyond me. During the 1972 Cassata led Ottawa to a record of eleven wins and three losses. During the 1972 Cassata led Ottawa to a record of eleven wins and three losses. During the season just 'Rico' played very effectively on several occasions. Ottawa would likely have been stronger with a healthy Jerry but remember that the-former Calgary star is a veteran player who has had a wealth of playoff experience. whom his coach claims will someday win the vindicated himself in fine fashion by directing his club to victory. Gotta is one of the Saskatchewan alumni i'n coaching ranks. When Eagle Keys was in he had Jack Gotta and Jim Duncan on his staff. When Gotta Jim Spavital signed along with Dave Skrein. All of these worthy of went on to head coaching jobs with Duncan and Jocko winning Grey Cups. Dave Skrein took his club to the Grey Cup last year. Spavital and of ended up as casualties of the 1973 campaign. tawa loses next manage- ment and fans will look upon the Gotta style of coaching with a jaundiced view. And that for the last four years in a the Grey Cup Champion has miss- ed the play-offs the following season. and Hamilton have all fallen from grace in one short season. Jack might also remember that two of those teams fired their coaches soon after. Sleep Jack. FOLEY INJURED MIAMI Cornerback Tim Foley of Miami Dolphins will be out of the lineup three to four weeks with a slight separation of his right the National Foot- ball League club announced Friday. UNSCRUPULOUS aerroF'Bw.su _ DORN'f GfiT ANYWHf Rf Devils trim Scoular lowers boom Ottawa crowds shun return of the Toros By THE CANADIAN PRESS Ottawa sports fans just managed to subdue their en- thusiasm for Toronto Toros' homecoming Tuesday night. Only customers paid to watch the who used to be Ottawa defeat Quebec Nordiques 3-1 in a World Hockey Association game. It was crowds like that that persuaded the Nationals to flee Ottawa for southern On- Third work harder THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Veteran guard Bobby Weiss apparently is getting used to his sixth-man status with Chicago Bulls. feels and accepts his role as the No. 3 coach Dick Motta said Tues- day after the Bulls defeated Golden State Warriors 123-117 in a National Basketball Association game. Chet Walker had 39 points for the Bulls and Weiss added 24 as the Warriors saw a four- game winning streak on the road come to an end. Elsewhere in the Mil- waukee Bucks defeated Buf- falo Braves Cleveland Cavaliers beat Seattle SuperSonics Atlanta Hawks crushed Kansas City- Omaha Kings and Houston Rockets defeated Phoenix Suns 125-111. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar had 36 points for the Bucks and held Buffalo's Bob the leading scorer in the NBA with 28.5 points a to 23 points. Minor hockey The Seals went on a scoring spree and whipped the Kings 10-3 in a Bantam league game last night. Bill Orr paced the Seals' at- tack with a hat-trick while Ken Burla and Ken Rodzinyak chipped in with two apiece. Singles went to John Sentesj Darren Visosky and Gordon Pender while Mark HauffeJ Ralph Quint and Lane Belser replied for the Kings. j The Sfampeders and Eskimos battled to a stalemate in Midget League action Monday. Doug Stenbeck scored for the Stamps in the first period before Jim Michie notched equalizer for the Eskimos in the final stanza. 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Some nostalgic Ottawa fans chanted Tues- day which is what they did just prior to the WHA playoffs last following a dispute between the owners and city officials. The Nats' owners installed their team in Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens for the then sold them to a Toronto syndicate between seasons. Gavin Carl Brewer and Tom Martin scored for the Toros in a game that produced only three minor penalties. At Los Brian McDonald poked in a shot from in front of the goal at of the sudden-death over- time to give the Sharks the win. Tonight's Win- game brings together former National Hockey League greats Bobby Hull of the Jets and Gordie Howe of the Aeros. Alta. Calgary Canucks failed to score in the first two periods and went down to a 5-2 defeat at the hands of the Pass Red Devils in Alberta Junior Hockey League action Tuesday. Lyle Murray with three goals led the Red Devils at- while John Hawkins and Wayne Turner added singles. Ken Woodkey and Jerry Bancks replied for Calgary in the final 20 minutes. The Pass took a 3-0 lead in the first period and increased its advantage to 4-0 in the second. Calgary outshot the Pass 35- 27. The Red Devils took 13 of 22 minor penalties and the teams split a pair of majors. In Drumheller Barry Lassiter scored two goals to lead Red Deer Rustlers to a 6- 4 victory over Drumheller Falcons. Terry Rod Lloyd Ulry and Kelly Bunn added the other Red Deer while Danny Laslo with Grant Pushie and Gary with one each scored for the Falcons. In Calgary a coach and six players have been suspended for actions that took place in a Two share volleyball Vauxhall and the host Fort Macleod teams emerged vic- torious in the South West Zone high school volleyball playoffs at Fort Macleod. Vauxhall won the boys title while the female honors went to Macleod. Both Vaurfhall and Fort Macleod will now advance to the provincial playoffs set for Medicine Hat Dec. 7-8. league game in Edmonton Nov. 23 in which 390 minutes in penalties were assessed. League president Jim Scoular of Calgary announced Tuesday that Doug coach of Edmonton has been suspended for two games and fined 9100 for failing to maintain proper control of his team during the game. Brian Sutter and Erie Switzer of Red Deer Rustlers and Doug Garry Rissling and Bob Sokolowski of the Mets were each suspended for one game for leavinging the penalty box to enter a fight. Ron Red Deer was suspended for one game for leaving the goal crease to enter a fight. Regina Pats first By THE CANADIAN PRESS Regina Pats moved into first place in the Western Canada Hockey League's Eastern while Calgary Centennials con- tinued their winning ways in the West Tuesday night. The Pats defeated Victoria Cougars the Centennials edged Winnipeg Clubs 6-5 with three power-play goals in the last 5tt and Ed- monton Oil Kings moved up with a 6-5 win over Medicine Hat Tigers. The continuing their B.C. swing in got three goals from Mike Wanchuk as they rallied to defeat the who led 4- 1 going into the second but collapse iaereafter. Dennis Sobchuk got two goals and Rick Uhrich and Clark Gillies got a goal each for Regina. Derek Haas had two goals and Peter Brad Anderson and Brian Day each got one for Victoria. The win was Calgary's sev- enth moving them further ahead in the West. In Medicine the Oil Kings scored four times in the second period to defeat the Ti- gers. The win moved them to within four points of the third- place Tigers in the Western Division. Harold Wayne Per- Dave Terry Clark Jantzie and Mike Will scored for the Oil Kings. Ryan Gary Brad Greg Vaydik and Ed Johnstone scored for Medicine Hat. t selling Vodka popular price More features. 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