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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 6, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursday, September 1979 THE IETHBKID6! HOtALD 27 Graham Kelly Luckless Lions came ever so close despite injuries Fickle Ottawa fans love Cassata, now T ABOR DAY represents the first really big week-end of football in the CFL ssa- son. With people returning from vacation and closing the cottage down, with the leaves beginning to turn, most sports lovars focus their attention on football. Fortunately, they were able to witness some- thing refreshingly different from the majority of games pls.yad during the month of August good, exciting foot- bail. Saskatchewan edged out Edmonton in the last minute, the Argcs tied Montreal on the test cf the game, and lo beheld. Calrsry Siam- made a tremendous sscond hclf comeback to beat tha hapless, luckless, bcpabss vrmnipsg Blue Bombers. Air Cansda personnel were in- structed to keep all sharp ob- jects out of reach of Jim Saavicsl on the return flight to the Red River. The turning point in the Calgary Winnipeg contest was probably a play in B.C. where Jim Lindsey dislocated his thumb. Because of the in- At the end of the opening 30 minutes. Peter had thrown 12 passes, completing but four, for forty one yards. He ended up with over twenty completions for better than 350 yards. Of thcss passes missed in ths first half, Lisfc'2 was either the victim of a fearful rush, or his re- ceivers dropped the ball. The only sure handed man out there was fullback Dick Wes- olowski. Linterman and Shaw had a bad case of the jitters. But in the second half, the pass patterns were run cor- rectly, the receivers did their thing, and Liske was right on the money. Winnipeg natural- ly contributed to Calgary's win by performing terribly, especially the defensive back- field. Doug Strong and John Obviously Calgary has some very complacent ballplayers. There are several veterans such as Gerry Shaw who just haven't been earning their keep. Duncan should have shaken the club up long ago. Professional football is enter- tainment, paid for by the fan, and by sponsors on television and radio. When you pay five bucks to go to a game, you expect to see some action. Most Calgary games this sea- son have been a disgrace to professional football. And, really, when you get right down to it, take away the exciting finish on Labor Day, you still saw poor quality pro football. One thing I find rather irri- tating about football people is their childish attitude about defeat or poor play. When a team loses, the coach is prac- lically unapproachable. It is very commendable to want to win. but immature to shut out jury to Jim's didget, Coach Jim Duncan was thus saved from his own inept coaching, allowing the Cowboys to per- form adequately in the late going. It has been Duncan's practice to lift Peter Liske sometime during the second quarter, replacing him with Lindsay. The result was usu- ally unfortunate to say the- least. The Calgary ballclub would have been much better serv- ed in tire past if Duncan had started and finished with vet- eran Peter Liske. Receivers messed up on pass patterns. The offensive line seemed to disappear on contact. Passes were dropped, and dropped, and dropped. None of these things were the fault of Mr. Lisfce. He needed playing time When he got it on Labor Day. he overcame a disaster- ous opening half, and led his club back to victory. In the final stanza. Liske looked like the quarterback we used to know and fear five or six seasons ago. Steele were particularly por- ous on pass defense. But why be unkind to the vanquished? Calgary won, and get full marks for their effort an effort that moved them into a three-way tie for second place. The season hasn't been kind to the Stampeders, to say ths least. They lost stellar run- ning back Jesse Mims to an injury. Silas McKinnie was also hurt. They traded away one of the better guards in Granny Liggins for a temper- amental Leon McQuay w h o was cut. I am quite convinced that if the Bombers had main- tained their 21 point lead and won, Coach Jim Duncan would have been on his way out of town. He still isn't out of the woods. the press and TV people when an honest explanation of a defeat is asked for. In- stead the officials are wrong, the boys played well but were unlucky, or no comment at all. I believe that football coaches and managers should remember just who is paying the freight. When things go wrong, the public has both a right lo know what happened, and a right to ses changes made. In the case of Calgary, General Manager Rogers Le- hew is great to talk to. Others in the organization and league aren't. Let's hope things go well for Calgary from here on in. But if they don't, cut some people. The public doesn't owe veteran football players a living. They pay good money, they want performance. So far this sea- son in Calgary, although the club is three and three, the football has been poor, the public cheated. OTTAWA (CP) Veteran Rick Cassata came off the i bench in the dying minutes of 'the final quarter Wednesday night and in six plays put Ot- tawa Rough Riders in position to score a field goal that beat British Columbia Lions 26-24 in Canadian Football The home fans booed as coach Jack Gotta made the imove but began cheering as Cassata moved the club from thsir own 49-yard line to the B.C. 35. The win was only the second for Ottawa in six games and left them in the Eastern Confer- ence cellar, one point behind Montreal Alouettes. The Lions, who haven't won a i game in either Hamilton or Ot-' tawa since they joined the CFL 20 years ago, remained in a second-place tie in the Western standings. Gerry Organ took over the m- dividual scoring leadership in j the East with four field goals, including the winner. Jerry Keeling, who started at quarterback for Ottawa, threw two touchdown passes. His first was a 24-yarder to Jim Foley, the second a 12-yard throw to Rhome Nixon. Organ converted both. McQuay back looking I TORONTO (CP) Halfback Leon McQuay, who had run-ins with coaches of two Canadian I Football League teams this sea- son, became a free agent late i Wednesday afternoon. i A CFLv'spokesman said waiv- ers on McQuay, who was I named the league's outstanding 1 player in 1971, expired at 4 p.m. Wednesday. McQuay was placed on waiv- ers by Calgary Stampeders ear- lier this week" after swearing at coach Jim Duncan during a I practice session. I Earlier, the Tampa, Fla., na- i tive was suspended for two i games and subsequently traded to Calgary by Toronto Argo- nauts after swearing at an Ar- gonaut assistant coach. The CFL spokesman said McQuay now is free to nego- tiate with any football team in Canada or the United States. i New York Giants own his Na- tional Football League pla3'ing rights, but NFL rules bar play- ers who have played or prac- tised for a CFL team from playing in the NFL during the -same season. The waiver price in the CFL is but any team claiming McQuay, 23, would also have to pick up his annual j salary. 1 In 1971, he led the Eastern Football Conference in rushing with 977 yards as the Argonauts advanced to the Grey Cup. Last i year he slipped to 745 yards rushing. Meanwhile, in the home of the Jolly Green Giants, the of- fense is beginning to jeE. To date, the Roughrider offense has not impressed. They were lucky to beat both Ottawa and Winnipeg. Against Ed- monton they came up with their patented last minute victory to extend their record to five wins and one loss. So far for Saskatchewan the se- cret of success has been a rockribbed defense. This is quite an achievement when you consider that Coach John Payne has inserted six new people In the unit. Rookie Lome Richardson, ths kid from Moose Jaw, is hitting a ton out there. He certainly deserves Rookie of the Year consideration if he stays heal- thy. Saturday. Edmonton plays host to the Montreal Alou- ettes. Although Edmont o n keeps losing when I think they should win. and visa versa, they should beat Montreal. Sunday sees Calgary at Tay- lor Field in Regina. Watch for Saskatchewan to extend their record to six and one in a close, tightly-played con- test. ANDY CAPP TSON'T TELL ME NDU'RE'1 50W, VOU'VE ANOTHER TIN MINUTES CL05IN1' SACRlFlCIN1 TEN WHOLE MINUTES, I tJlDx'T KNOW, Nj I 'AD IT IN ME...; WHAT I'VE DONE SHE TAKES THE SHINE OFF EVERVTHINV Leeds United i coasts to i victory LONDON (CP) Facemak- i ers Leeds United coasted to a 4- j j 1 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers to remain the only unbeaten team Wednesday in I the English First Division soc- cer championship. Two goals by Peter Lorimsr j i powered Leeds to its fourth vie- j i tory of the season. Mick Jones j and Billy Bremmer got the oth-' ers. Wdverhampton fullback I Derek Parkin earned the un- happy distinction of being the i first Division 1 player to be sent off this season when hs fouled Eddie Gray in the 80th minute. N e w 1 y-promoted Burnley moved into second place, one point behind Leeds, after pull- ing back a 2-1 halftime deficit to beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-2.' Doug Collins netted Burnley's winner eight minutas from time. Manchester City's England in- ternational Rodney Marsh scored a 71st minute penalty to them a 1-0 victory over Coventry City, while Chelsea collected its first points of the season by beating Birmingham City 3-1. Leicester City preserved its undefeated record at the ex- pense of Manchester United with Frank Worthington scoring the only goal of the match. Rookie quarterback Karl Douglas, filling in for the ailing Don Moorhead, scored one Lions touchdown, taking a pitch from fullback Johnny Musso after the speedy back was driven back at the Ottawa three-yard line. Douglas also threw a 50-yard pass to Jim Young for a touch- down and handed Lou Harris the ball on the Ottawa three for the other. Ted Gerela converted all three and added a 32-yard field goal. Coach Gotta said after the game that Keeling came to him late in the fourth quarter to say "things were not going too good." Gotta then substituted Cas- sata. The Lions spotted Ottawa a touchdown but tied the score before the first quarter ended. At the half they were down 20-, 14 but narrowed the margin to 23-21 starting the last quarter, j Gerela's field goal put them in the lead for the first time in j the eighth minute of the final] quarter but they weren't able to j contain the Riders. j The Riders had a 22-20 edge i in first downs and their total of- fence of 337 yards was only nine yards better than the Lions. OTTAWA 26, BRITISH COLUMBIA 34 B.C. OTT First downs 30 22 Yards rushing....... 139 U9 Yards passing 193 188 Net offence 328 137 Passes 8-22 'B-27 ..0-0 2-15 6-U 0-0 1-1 I Taylor dropped EDMONTON (CP) Edmon- ton Eskimos Wednesday plac- ed flanker Bobby Taylor, a 12- i year veteran of the Canadian Football League, on waivers without recall. Taylor, 30, a Canadian who played junior football in Cal- gary, spent five years with Calgary Stampeders of the Western Conference being traded to Toronto Argo- nauts in 1966. He was the lead- ing pass receiver and an all- star in the EFC in 1966, 1967 and 1963. COLEMAN NAMED TORONTO (CP) Veteran newspaperman Jim Coleman is one of three new members named to the Ontario Racing Commission by Premier Wil- liam Davis. Sears Cute as a Puppet in 'Pert' Fall Coordinates Here's a lot of'punch' for every little'Judy' or Jane or any girl for that matter! All separate yet alt 'strung'together in checks and sol ids that team up or go it alone! Everything but the and turtleneck are made from great looking stretch denim.-.that soft and supple nylon-acrylic double knit. The blouse is of polyester knit, the turtle of rib-knit nylon. The whole group is Perma-Prest so you never iron...just C'mon down, try 'em on... pull your own strings by switching them around to suit your style. Combos and solids in Pants, skirts in 7-14. Tops, jumper-look in 8-14. a-Overall 12.98 Blouse 7.98 b-Pullover 8.98 Check pant 10.98 c-Long jacket 14.98 Plain pant 9.98 d-1-pc. 'jumper' 9.98 14.98 Turtleneck 3.98 Checked skirt 7.98 Not shown: Plain skirt 6.98 Girls Dept. Wear Simpsons-Sears Ltd.- at Simpsons-Sears you get the finest guarantea satisfaction or money refunded and free delivery STORE HOURS: Open daily from a.m. to Thurs. and Fri. a.m. to p.m. Centre Village Mall Telephone 328-9231 ;