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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 3, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 Lfcl HSHiUUE ritfiALD September 3, 1974 Jonas Ealey switch in CFL trade Monday WINNIPEG (CP) Win- nipeg Blue Bombers of the Western Football Conference have confirmed the trading of quarterback Don Jcr.ai to Hamilton Tigei Cat: tuo Eastei n Conference UIUCK Ealey Bomber general manager Earl Lunsford said this morn- ing the trade was finalized after Monday night games in which Winnipeg beat Saskatchewan 20-J8 and Hamilton rallied to beat Ot tawa 11-10 It makes it a lot tougher after winning three st.aight games and Don s playing so well Lunsford said And Ealey was picked plajei-of- the-game which makes it tough for both sides But once you make up y our mind that that's the right decision with a lot of thinking about it examining what you re doing and what you re trying to do you have to follow thiough Aith it regardless of the conse- quences Jonas, 35 had sparked the Bombers to three straight comeback victories after the club started the season by los- ing its first three games Lunsford said the Bombers felt that, in our situation, with a new coach trying to do certain things it was taking a little time to get things crank- ed up, although they were go- ing well in the last three games But this was a chance to get a young quarterback already proven in the CFL who plays more our style of offence Ealey's a roll-Out quarterback who likes to run with the ball and utilize all his backs "But. lets face it, both clubs are getting excellent quar- terbacks It's a matter of evaluating what each club needs Jonas six feet 200 pounds, came to Winnipeg from Toronto Argonauts in 1971 and that year was named the most valuable player in the Cana- dian Football League He also wound up the League's top scorer with 121 points Ealey, 24 had a brilliant rookie season in 1972 when he led the Tiger Cats to victory in the Grey Cup But this year he has been bothered by hamstr- ing muscle injuries and a sore knee and has had problems keeping his starting job JONAS SHOCKED Jonas when informed of the trade, said he "really couldn't believe it As long as I've been in Winnipeg I ve wanted to stay here to finish my career here and have my roots here I don't even know the reason why That's the thing that shocks me also If there's a legitimate reason oehnd it I could see it maybe But we start putting everything together and start molding into a real fine football club but that s what happens Jonas said he will probably report to Hamilton however I don t see why I shouldn't, or at least go and talk to them and just see how things work out You never know, I've been traded before and it all work- ed out for the best, so maybe this trade will work for the best again The trade had been in the works for about three weeks but Lunsford denied that ap- parent conflicts between Jonas and the Winnipeg coach staff prompted the action Jonas had made it known publicly that he did not agree with the Bomber coaches call- ing the offensive signals from the sideline, a system that was carried on until early in game five Jonas was then given the go-ahead to call his own plays and he promptly led the club to its come-from- behind win over Calgary Stampeders, the Bombers' se- cond straight triumph 'It's the coach who makes the decision on what players he wants, but that had nothing to do with the Lun- sford said of the conflict "We'd been discussing the trade for the three weeks and often things come along after discussions begin You can be in the progress of talking trade and then things happen and it helps people make up their minds 'People will say 'oh yeah, that's why it happened But Ealey was not happy in Hamilton and we feel he can help us and the trade gives them an ideal drop-back quar- terback which is what they wanted Both clubs are expected to have their new quarterbacks ready for their next games this weekend MUSSO BACK VANCOUVER (CP) Running back Johnny Musso was activated Monday by the British Columbia Lions and will play in their next Cana- dian Football League game here Saturday against Saskatchewan Roughnders Eastern race getting tighter Butterfingers Bobby Thompson of Saskatchewan Roughnders jumps high into the air but misses a pass Monday afternoon in 20-18 loss to Winnipeg Blue Bombers Stamps find way to lose with just 26 seconds left THE CANADIAN PRESS Last-minute efforts turned the tables and gained victories for both Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Edmonton Eskimos in the Western Foot- ball Conference Monday Winnipeg kicker Walt McKee booted a 16-yard field goal on the last play for a 20-18 victory over Saskatchewan Roughnders in Regina And in Calgary, Edmonton quarterback Bruce Lemmer- man passed to split end Stuart Lang with 26 seconds left to play for a touchdown that cap- ped a 60-yard scoring drive, giving the Eskimos a 20-16 win over Calgary Stampeders Edmonton's victory, com- bined with Saskatchewan's loss, moved the Eskimos into a three-way tie for first place in the WFC with Edmonton, Saskatchewan and British Columbia Winnipeg's victory extended the club's winning streak to three games, biggest in the Canadian Football League but the Bombers were in third place with a 3-3 record while Utah team receives Calgaiy trailed at 1-6 Winnipeg's victory avenged a 23-13 to the Roughnders earlier this year and marked a solid performance by Bombers' quarterback Don Jonas who used his running game to advantage Winnipeg led 7-3 after the first quarter and went ahead 17-10 in the second but Saskatchewan came back to lead 18-17 heading into the final 15 minutes McKee kicked two field goals a convert and a single although be misled on another convert Tom Scott scored for the Bombers on a 57-yard pass from Jonas and John Bledsoe got another on a seven-yard run also in the first quarter The best pass of the game was a 78-yard toss from Sas- katchewan's Ron Lancaster to Peter Watson for a touchdown at 10 03 of the third quarter Brian Berg kicked one freld goal a single and two converts In the second quarter. Sas- katchewan marched 68 vards. ending with a two-yard run for a touchdown by Steve Molnar In the other game. Calgary was unable to capitalize on eight turnovers on fumbles, pass interceptions and a blocked punt and scored on two plays set in motion by stiff defensive play Starting Edmonton quarter- back Tom Wilkinson took the Eskimos from the opening kickoff downfield 78 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter and scored on a 30- yard pass to Don Warnngton Calgary scored eight minutes later on a seven-yard touchdown pass from Pete Liske to wide receiver Moody Jackson Edmonton kicker Dave Cutler was good on two converts and field goals from 50 and 19 yards while rookie Cyril McFall hit on a field goal of 19 yards for Calgary in the third quarter Calgary scored in the final quarter as defensive end Dave Stewart hit Lemmerman at his own one-vard line from the blind side, forcing a fumble THE CANADIAN PRESS Coach Jerry Williams had said before Monday's Eastern Football Conference match that he expected a four-team conference race "right down to the wire Williams' Hamilton Tiger- Cats did their the help of Ottawa Rough Riders centre Donn keep the race close Monday The Ticats emerged with an 11-10 win over Ottawa to move into a three-way tie with Ot- tawa and Toronto Argonauts, all with six points, two behind leading Montreal Alouettes Tonight, the Argos will try to keep Montreal frcm widen- ing the lead when Toronto plays host to the Als m an 8 p m EDT game to be televis- ed on the CBC national network Ottawa had a chance to tie Monday's game at Hamilton after Rhome Nixon's touchdown with less than three minutes remaining but the tying convert failed when Smith, the Riders centre, made a bad snap to Rod Woodward who was to hold for kicker Gerry Organ "That was the ball said Ottawa coach George Brancato 'There were other things though They dropped three punts trying to give the game to us but we wouldn't take it EALEY SCORES Quarterback Chuck Ealey scampered four yards for convert, a second-quarter field goal from 28 yards and a fourth-quarter single Organ scored a single in the first quarter and a 50-yard field goal in the third Nixon's touchdown came on a live-yard pass from Rick Cassata who shared quarter- back duties with Jerry Keeling Heavy rain in the second half contributed to a number of fumbles and Ottawa recovered two of their own punts in the last quarter The second recovery led to Nix- on's touchdown Ealey failed to start for the first time since coming to Hamilton three years ago Williams started Bill fitter who had been impressive in previous relief appearances but this time he came up emp- ty and had his last pass intercepted A change in quarterbacks may be m store for the Als tonight with Sonny Wade itching to make a comeback Jimmy Jones insists he'll be ready to start at quarterback despite a sore back but Wade could get his chance if Jones falters Football roundup WINNIPEG 20, SASKATCHEWAN 18 early in the third quarter and kicker Ian Sunter added the Yards rushing 146 Yards passing 269 Net offence 406 9 1 Lindsay average 9-40 8 46 lost 1-0 1-0 yards 7-40 6-66 recipe 20, CALGARY is Downs 25 15 hockey rushing 139 95 Yards passing 279 206 PORT HURON, Mich (AP) Ted offence 400 291 Passes made-tried 26-39 1524 Interceptions 1 3 former National average 5 20 9-43 League star, says there's a recipe for improving get lost 3-2 1-1 yards 4 25 8 48 HAMILTON 11, OTTAWA10 Ott Ham of the World downs 9 12 rushing 96 157 The long-time Passing 80 52 Met offence 166 199 winger and made-tried 7-25 3-12 Howe's Detroit by 10 Wing linemate said Monday he average 14-42 14-38 lost 4-3 3-2 Penalties 10 95 6-45 agree with that the new league Conference good for the sport L F S Ptt BC 4 2 121 92 8 that it creates 4 2 132 80 8 4 3 120 130 8 He said the jobs have gone to has-beens 3 3 110 140 6 Caloarv 1 6 118 146 2 SCORING LEADERS players who never be in C FGS Ptt E 0 12 12 5 53 BC 0 10 7 10 41 Lindsay, one of S 0 13 7 2 36 NHL's more C 0 8 7 4 33 performers who W 0 9 6 3 30 been active in the Conference recently as a color L F A Ptt Montreal 4 2 132 102 8 mentator on 3 3 113 111 6 said he's turned 3 4 104 135 6 two offers for a 3 4 102 116 6 C FG S Ptt office position H 0 8 15 3 56 Michigan Stags as O 0 6 15 3 54 as an offer from T 0 9 12 6 51 NHL's new Washington Capitals M 0 11 11 4 48 Rodgers M 7 0 0 0 42 Muller T 4 0 0 0 24 O 4 0 0 0 24 Lady lightweight Bronx slugger Marian "Tiger" Trimiar, 21, gets some refreshment during her debut She is out to convince Olympic boxing officials there should be a class for Ladies9 COUNTY OF LETHBRIDGE NO. 26 Invitation to quote for supply of trucks as follows: Eigfril <8) Tandem Trucks complete with gravel boxes and hoists Trade 'ive (5) Tardem Gravel Trucks com- plete with gra.e1 boxes 3rd "rusts 7v (2) one-fa'' 'or c. ce 0 i Ol I di< C. Jt one-tor 12-pcSssergc v-ai j, tr Mows Quotations must be made as 1. A quotation lor package deal on all units. 2. A quotation on eight (8) Tandem Gravel Trucks- Less (5) Tandem Gravel Trucks. 3. A quotation on other units. Spec' C3t 'or be Cour'y Office 214 S' Sc -Jr'- repj si reserves "Ke f or all qLO's'ioris Ouola1iora are to be n 01 Cc< 'c 5 D m Monday R. E. Grant, Manager, County of Letl.bridge No. 26, 214 13U- Street South, rugby trophy The Fourth Annual Lethbndge Whoop Up Rugby Fest. held over the holiday weekend, saw Park City. Utah win the Whoop Up Trophy The trophy is presented to the team showing not only on the field but also Golf LAKESIDE Low Net Herman 32, A Low Grws Herb Christie Vt I nmn 76 Spisak Rustv Frank STANDINGS JjVj It-e. r P; CJOO Jr. or 75 143 139 136 132 124 121 115 115 111 IDS 10" j y ss attitude during the get together Teams from Edmonton. Missoula Mont, Lelhbradge and Utah look part in the event SCIA three pi i ,cd vmh othhndge down me Mixsoula fi 4 in the Kdmonlon blanked (alcarv Rams 4-fl and Calgan Hornets took the measure of Park 16-12 Sundav the Edmonton Dflitcs swamped the host otv while Park OU a oul victorv bv beating aJgarv Rams 12-0 Missoula ouHcored the Talgarv Ifi 10 and Park On