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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 30, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, November 30, 1970 THE ll'THBRIDGE HERALD Cinderelk Montreal Alouettes Canada's best Etctnverry waited long time for Grey Cup win TORONTO (CP) SaiaEtcli- everry, who three Units as pujsscd victory leading sotncmm e Ise's team into the Grey ftirap Cimil, mads it all the with a team he built MiUnstlff. His Montreal club with which he reniimfe the record book as a quaiterataek in the on Calgary Stampeders at their wira s amc of defensive football aiard von the 1370 cup 23-10 ovcrU fc 3iiud and torn turf of CNE Sauitem. The rebuilding job, lu'Wi last place to 'their first tampion- sliip in 21 years, took Montreal said after the one season. Etcheverry game he had given no thought to his three previous trips to the Grey Cup and his three consecu- tive losses to Edmonton Eski- mos, in 1954-55-56. No team since Las scored more points in a single season than the 478 rolled up by the Al- ouettes of 1950 an'd the 67 touch- downs they scored that year still is. the record. That 1956 club made 420 first downs, gained yards pass- ing and yards records that still stand. The 5C converts kicked by the 1955 Als is a mark that no team has surpassed in 15 years. But he couldn't win with the juggernauts he led in those days. This year, he did it with a club that finished third in the Eastern Conference. "The players improved when it counted he said, and gave the cr.edit to quarterback Sonny Wade for whining the cup. So did the football reporters of Canada, who voted Wade the most valuable player on the field. "I sent in a few plays during the Etcheverry said. "Maybe six or seven, but the rest was Sonny all the way." It was the first tune a third- place club had won the cup in the 58 games which have been played since it was given in competition in 1909, but it couldn't have been any other way. Calgary, with one of the best defensive second 1 n Canada only to Saskatchewai Roughridcrs during the third place in the Western Con in points-agains ended in ference. "Talk about your West de Etcheverry said "Well, we out-defeneed (hem today." But it didn't start out tha way. As the Als have several limes this year, they committed offen sivc lapses which allowed tin FIRST TOUCHDOWN "JOR AIS Ted Alflen (34) of Montreal Alouetlej holds the ball close ofhiler catching a pass from teammate Moses Denson. Denson passed to Alflen after being caught behind the line of scrimmage. Someone ehcsitsed Ids locker last year Fairhoolm finally gets taste of champagne TORONTO (CP LaaT Fairholm was happy. He I tod f: rally drawn Grey Cup IreSffi jpace. Fairholm, 28. outstandin fensive halfback and of Montreal A1 o u e t bar watched five previous ssaascm with the team slip even a sniff of the _ that accompanies a GKJSJ win. "Last year, when tin