Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 30, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
Monday, November 30, 1970 THE U'THBRIDGE H5RALD Cinderelh.Montreal Alouettes Canada's best waited long time for Grey Cup win TORONTO (CP) everry, who three victory leading somttuw e Iso's team into the Grey CiiwpfJmil, mads it all the waySSte'day with a team lie built His Montreal club with which he raimafe- (to record book as a quarttrrateek in the on' (slgary Stampeders at their aura fame of defensive football oat wn the 1970 cup 23-10 ovcrtl to 3iiud and torn turf of ONE Sarftiai. The rebuilding job, livraa last place to their first tampion- sbip in 21 years, took Montreal one season, Elohoverry said after the game lie 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 has scored more points in a single season than the 478 rolled tip by the Al- ouettes of 1956 the 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 50 converts kicked by the 1955 Als is a that no team has surpassed in 15 years. But he couldn't win with the juggernauts he led in those days. iliis 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 credit to quarterback Sonny Wade for winning 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 al! the way." It was (he first lime a third- place club had won the cup in the 58 games which have been played sines it was given in competition in 1909, but it couldn't have been any other way. Calgary, with one of the best defensive 1 n Canada only to Saskatchewan Roughriders in points-against during the in third place in the Western Con- ference. "Talk about your West de- Etcheverry said. "Well, we out-defeneed them today." But it didn't start out that way. As the Als have several limes this year, they committed offen- sive lapses which allowed the FIRST JOB AIS Ted Alflen (34) of Montreal Alouellej holds the ball close ifliter catching a pass from teammate Moses Densort. Demon passed lo Alflen after being caught behind the line of scrimmage. Someone ehcsitsed his locker last year Fairholm finally gets taste of champagne TORONTO (CP Unry Fairholm was happy. Ht I M fi- nally drawn Grey Cop MSffit tpace. Fairholm, 28. outstanding .de- fensive halfback and coewpliain of Montreal A1 o u e t le: u, bad watched five previous wsasons with the team slip pastwn'IWiut larry said Satin-day's 23-10 win. S a m Etcheverry, the Als by the Alouettes over Calgary I rookie head coach, who lost to even a sniff of the that accompanies a Giejg Cup win. "Last yoar, when tlic issue was played in Monltenil, 1 walked into what ou? dressing at tlit- tade and sew ;i Hegina ting in my locker holm said "I felt tliBil where I fbiaid be." Fair ho! P> 's locker i didn't do for chewan Rougiirider player, as the club lost ZMW1 to Ottawa tough Hidcrss, But Slampeders made up for the previous drought. "I felt this year that our de- fence was as good as any in the league and we. proved it Fairholm said. Calgary had gained all Us 10 poinls following Montreal offensive miscues. Going iito Saturday's game Hie Calgary defence had been touted as sne of the best in the country 8Bd had allowed only 209 poinls in 16 league games, only three more than Saskatche- wan. The Alouetles, playing J4 games, had yielded 279. AALBOMi MY iDisracnvsj! i i I Scree it strsiglit j 2nd icy cold I right out of the I jjrcftigcratoNwitlil smorgasbor I buffet I onspcs, I It is also good in cocktails. Hist distilidinl M6. Edmonton Eskimos in three consecutive Grey Cup appear- ances as Montreal quarterback from 1954 to 1956' also had high praise for his tough defensive unit. "Talk fences about your West de- well we out-defenced them today." Etcheverry said lie had given no thought to his own Grey Cup misfortunes prior to Saturday's game. "It was just a fantastic per- formance out there today, Etch- everry said. "The players have improved when it counted most, during the playoffs." Hs praised quarterback Sonny Wade "because he stood in there and never once became rattled." Wade won an automobile when he was picked as top player of the game by the Foot- ball Reporters of Canada. "I sent in a few plays during the Etcheverry said. "Maybe six or seven, but the rest was Sonny all Ihe way." Al Phaneuf, a modest young defensive halfback who came up with two interceptions against quarterback Jerry Keeling of CHAMPAGNE SHOWER FOR WADE Sonny Wade, Montreal Aloueltes' quarterback outstanding player of Ihe 1970 Grey Cup, is showered with champagne by offer their 23-10 win over Calgary the Stamps, said that "last year at this time things were pretty dull." Phaneuf, rookie-of-the-year hi the Eastern Football Conference and runner-up for lop Canadian honors this season, appeared overwhelmed by the change in Montreal's fortunes. LAST TO FIRST "I said I'd gladly pass up the player award for the Grey Phaneuf said. "From last place last season to first place in the country, that seems im- possible but we've done it." "We've got a fine ball club- maybe we haven't proved it across the I said all year we'd improve as the season went on." Centre Gene Ceppetelli, one ol the few veterans on the Mont- real club at 30 and with four previous Grey Cup appearances behind him as a member of Hamilton Tiger-Cab, said Cal- gary bad "a tough- hard-nosed football club and I have a tre- mendous amount of respect for them." Wade, hoarse from his sig- nal-calling duties and his many post-game interviews, described the Montreal scoring plays. Ho said that flanker Garry Lefebvre's major was scored on a post pattern. "It was an automatic from the line of Wade said. "All Garry heard was the last part (of (he call) because of the crowd noise. "But he got loose and was in opposing defence lo gel the jump on them. The first pass Wade threw was intercepted by defensive halfback Frank Audrusld. Cal- gary couldn't move the ball, but when Ron Stewart punted, re- ceiver Bob Storey hobbled the ball and offensive guard Billy fell on it on Ihe Montreal 18. Three plays later, Hugh Me- Kinnis, rookie from Arizona Slate and leading rusher in the Canadian Foolball league, took a third-and-one hand-off in from five yards out. 111FIR ONLY TOUCHDOWN It was the only touchdown Calgary was destined to get, al- though Wade was intercepted Uite more, by Gig Perez and again by Andruski. Al Phan.euf intercepted two passes by Cal- gary quarterback Jerry Keel- ing. The only other Calgary points came on Larry Robinson's con- sett and his 33-yard field goal. It was Robinson's kicking winch dramatically moved Cal- gary into the. Grey Cup. He pnm bed through a field goal on the Hst play of the last game of the besl-of-lhree WFC final to gne the Stamps a one-point vic- tory ov.er Saskatchewan Hough- riders. Montreal got three touch- downs Saturday, from flankers Ted Alflen and Garry Lefebvre and wide receiver Tom Pullen. George Springate, the Liberal member of the Quebec national assembly who does Montreal's short-yardage place-kicking, converted the Lefebvre and Pul- len touchdowns, and kicked a HI jard field goal. Calgary led 7-0 at the end of the first quarter, and Sprin-, gate's missed convert on Al- flen's touchdown loomed large. However, ho got the lead for Montreal with his second- quarter field only scoring in that quarter. Robinson put Calgary ahead in the third with his field goal but the Alouettes went in front lo stay seven minutes later on Pollen's seven-yard touchdown run. The Aiouettos made a spec- tacular recovery from the Mc- Kinnis touchdown which gave Stamps the early lead. The next time they got the ball, Wade mov.ed the Alouettes deep into Calgary territory in 10 plays from their own 37. Half- back Moses Benson ran right and was stopped behind (lie line. THROWS WHILE TACKLED With defensive back Terry Wilson hanging on lo one leg, Benson threw lo Alflen on Uie goal line. Wade said it was a "spur-of- the-momeni" move by Dcnson. "I never intended it to be that way and what's more he did it with that man hanging on to his the quarterback said. Midway through the second, Wade's deep punt was fumbled by Perez and centre Gene Cep- peielli recovered for Montreal on the Calgary 17. Three plays later, Springate had his field goal. In Uie dressing room later, Ceppetelli, with four previous Grey Cup appearances behind him as a member of Hamilton Tiger-Cats, spoke only of the otter club. Calgary had "a tough, hard- nosed football club and I have a tremendous amount of respect for he said. The breaks went the other way in the third quarter when Wade dropped the ball after trying to punt from a bad snap on his own 34. Defensive end Dick Suderman fell on (he hall and, three plays later, Robinson was good on his 33-yard field goal. Phaneuf, DOWNCAST DUNCAN Jim Duncan, coach of ihe Calgary Stampeders, walks dejectedly along the side- lines as his team goes down fa defeat at the hands of the Montreal Alouettes in Saturday's Grey Cup. Alouettes won 23-10. End Tom Pullen ran for an-' runner-up in pre- game voting for the Canadian Player of the Year, broke up two consecutive Calgary drives in the third quarter with his in- terceptions. His second set up a touch- other Montreal major on a play which Wade said the club had been working on for two weeks. It was a reverse, "We've been calling Pulicn 'Flash' in Uie practices because of Wade said. Yardsticks MONTREAL 33 CALGARY 10 Firsf downs Yds rushing Yds passing Passes tried iplelod Intercepted by Pimts Average pvml Fumbles Fumbles lost Penalties..... Yds penalized FleSd goals Field goals tried CM CM 36 1 I 42 '.3 9 8 A 5-! U 39 56 13 1? 3 i 55 Ird Qlr 4th Otr C M C M CM First downs Yds rushing Yards passing Passes tried Completed Intercepted hy Punts...... Average punf Fymbics Fumbles lost Penalties Yds penalized Filed (wslj tried I 0 0 IS 2fi 72 it w sli Minor hockey In Pee Wee action over the weekend Ihe Totems trimmed the Blues 2-1 aided by Theo BeGroot's two goals. Kevin Hunt replied in a los- ing cause. Duane Pyticia rammed in two goals as the ViMngs dropped the Penguins 3-1. Gary Cattoun got the other Viking goal. For Uie Penguins James Severtson averted the shutout with his third period marker. .Still in Pee Wee action the Canucks dumped the Bisions 4-1. Bob Kunsz blinked the light twice while Gary DeGroot and Chuck Haughton got a goal apiece. Brent Anderson notched the lone Bison marker. The Bears had the puck fly- ing as they bounced the Sabres 6-1. Vance Pethcuridge and Ron Schwartz banged in goals for the winners while Terry Bailey and Wade Nishikawa aided with singletons. For the Sabres Phil Pro man- aged a goal in the final frame. In Bantam B action the Hor- nels and the Seals fought a tight battle but the Hornets emerged as the victors with a 2-1 decision. Kenny Hall and Alan Boras picked up a goal apiece for tho Hornets while G. Montieth re- plied for the Seals. More sport on page 8 WRESTLING TONIGHTI P.M. EXHIBITION AUDITORIUM ABDUU-AH SKI URSUS REFEREEI Debut of BUDOY AUSTINI 6 BIG 8OUTSI Halfback Bruce Van Ness passed 21 yards on an option play It) wide receiver Terry Evansbcn on the seven. Evan- sben, whom Calgary traded to Montreal for centre Basil Bark early in the season, was the Als' lop receiver Saturday, taking six passes for 95 yards. Wade then sent Pullen, an end who lined up at flanker on this play, into the end zone on a re- verse with what turned out to be the winning points. The quarterback said Pullen had been practising the play for two weeks and "we've been calling him 'Flash' in practice because of it." 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