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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 17, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta THE tETHBRIDGE HERALD 17, 1973 Ottawa tightens eastern race Esks, Roughies move to front EDMONTON (CP) A 411- yard passing attack usually is enough to win football games, but that wasn't the case for Calgary Stampeders Saturday night. Calgary quarterback Peter Liske failed to get support from his running game and Edmonton Eskimos put together a balanced attack to defeat the Stampeders 33-22 in a key Western Football Conference game. The Eskimo victory gave them sole possession of seco- nd place in the WFC with a 5-3 record, while Calgary is third at 4-4. Saskatchewan Rough- riders defeated Montreal Alouettes 37-20 Sunday to retain sole possession of first with a mark. Liske. who completed 28 of 48 pass attempts, v.as hampered by a practically non-existent ground game that managed only 21 yards in 13 Dolphins open with victory Simpson was brilliant ASSOCIATED PRESS 0. J. Simpson, Washington Redskins and Miami Dolphins staged their own versions of instant replay as the National Football League season got under way Sunday. Buffalo's Simpson, the NFL's rushing champion with 1.251 yards in 1972, got off to a galloping start with a record 250 yards, leading the Bills to a 31-13 romp over New England Patriots. Miami and Washington, Super Bowl opponents last January, both stepped off smartly with victories. Miami's defending champions came from behind for a 21-13 decision over San Francisco '49ers while Washington blanked San Diego Chargers 38-0. Elsewhere, it was Atlanta Falcons 62, New Orleans Saints 7; New York Giants 34, Houston Oilers 14; Dallas Cowboys 20, Chicago Bears 17; Minnesota Vikings 24, Oakland Raiders 16; Cleveland Browns 24, Baltimore Colts 14; St. Louis Cardinals 34, Philadelphia Eagles 23; Pittsburgh Steelers 24. Detroit Lions 10; Denver Broncos 28, Cincinnati Bengals 10 and Los Angeles Rams 23, Kansas City Chiefs 13. New York Jets meet Green Bay Packers tonight at Mil- waukee in the season opener for both clubs. Almost 50.000 fans across the country stayed home to take advantage of the Congressionally ordered blackout ban that made sold- out games available on local television. Those who did show up at New England saw Simpson do some job on the Patriots. "It looked like Grant going through observed New England's new coach. Chuck Fairbanks. "We were helpless and couldn't slow him down. It looked like a track meet out there." Simpson's 250 yards includ- ed touchdown sprints for 80 and 22 yards and eclipsed the single game mark of 247 set by Willie Ellison with Los Angeles in 1971. Miami got four field goals by little Garo Yepremian and overtook San Francisco with a 15-point fourth quarter. It was the 16th consecutive regular season victory for the Dolphins, tying the record set by the 1933-34 Chicago Bears and matched by the Bears in 1941-42. Oakland had the same prob- lem with Minnesota. Leading 13-10. the Raiders backed the Vikings to their own three yard line and had a first down. But Minnesota stiffened and Oakland had to settle for a field goal. secondary turned in six interceptions. Then Fran Tarkenton marched Minnesota back to the win. St. Louis struck for three touchdowns in the first seven minutes and then hung on to defeat Philadelphia. The Eagles, rallying with Roman Gabriel at quarterback. Cut the Cards lead to 24-23 before St. Louis regained control. Floyd Little scored three Denver touchdowns in the Broncos' victory over Cincin- nati. Cleveland quarterback Mike Phipps passed for two touch- downs and was the game's leading rusher with 55 yards gained as Cleveland defeated Baltimore. New York intercepted Dan Pastorini four times in the first half, rushing to a 27-0 lead against Houston. Atlanta quarterback Dick Shiner threw three scoring passes and completed 13 of 15 attempts for 227 yards against New Orleans and the Falcons' Hay wood fine after flip Donohue ran away OFFAND RUNNING LETHBRIDGE WHOOP-UP DOWNS SEPT. 7-22 EDMONTON spent the longest moment of my life upside down." Hurley Haywood said Sunday. That was the second or two it took his Porsche to perform a IVz flip in a 75-mile sprint for the Can-Am Challenge Cup series race at Edmonton International Speedway Satur- day. Sunday, he was one of people who watched Mark Donohue of Reading, Pa., increase his lead in the series with an easy victory in his fac- tory Porsche. Donohue Covered the 125 miles in one hour, 8 minutes, 22.746 seconds to beat George Follmer of Arcadia. Calif., who won the series' last year. Donohue averaged 110.867 miles an hour and now leads the series with 99 points to 62 for Follmer. "I was very conscious of what was happening all the time." Haywood. of Jackson- ville. Fla.. said of his Porsche's spectacular flip while coming off Turn 3 at the 2.5-mile track. "The car spun as I was tryi- ng to squeeze past another car on the corner. It grabbed in the dirt and flipped." Haywood was unhurt but his car was badly damaged after, its 150-yard fhght. He and Fol- lmer were among five drivers who left the track in Satur- day's prep. Follmer. required to start second from last because he did not finish Saturday's event, charged hard in his Porsche to be second Sunday. Jackie Oliver of Walton-On- Thames. England, said after his third-place finish he will be competing in the last two events of the eight-race series in a new version of the UPO Shadow. It will produce almost horsepower, same as the Por- sches that have dominated competition this year. Donohue said his own car performed better than ever. "Uusually its second-best on the team but today it really went well for us." Donohue carne within 25 seconds of lapping Follmer. who divides his driving betwe- en the Can-Am and Grand Prix series. He also posted the fastest lap at 113.145 miles an hour and took of the total prize for his win Sunday and for his efforts in the sprint Saturdav. Irwin wins out Interested In Joining A Swim Club? Lethbridge Amateur Swim Club Invites You To Come And Try Out. The Week Of Sept. 17th At The Fritz Sick Pool p.m. Registra- tion Fee HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) Hale Irwin. who admits to a love affair with the forbidding Harbour Town golf course, achieved two ma- jor goals Sunday. He won a tournament and he got past the mark in season earnings. "I think the figure is a realistic goal for a Irwin said after his easy fivestroke triumph in the Heritage Golf Classic. "It's like a .300 hitter or a 20-game winner in baseball, or a 1.000-yard rusher in football. It's the goal, the thing you strive he said. The 28-year-old Irwin did it in almost ridiculously-easy fashion. He had held a seven-stroke lead, the biggest on the tour this season, through 54 holes on rounds of 69, 66, 65, then breezed home with a one-over- par 72 in the final round. He never was challenged. The closest anyone came was five margin that separated him from Grier Jones and Jerry Heard at the end of the tournament. Irwin's 12-under-par, 272 total wiped out the course record of 279 Irwin set when he scored his only previous professional victory, in this tournament in 1971. The 000 first prize pushed his ear- nings to for the year, making his second consecutive season. Heard, with a 70. and Jones, with 68. were tied for second at 277. Jimmy Wiechers managed a 68 for 280, and South African Gary Player took a 72-281. Arnold Palmer had a and U.S. Open champion Johnny Miller, the 1972 winner of this event, was far back with a Forrest Fezler. a tour sophomore who has yet to win. tied for 10th at 284 and his cheque also moved him into the ranks of the 000 winners with Jody Sheckter. a South Afri- can who makes his home at Shepperton, England, took the second pole position after Donohue. Driving with abandon, he had beat Donohue and Follmer to the lead in Satur- day's prep but Sunday lost ground to Donohue before his engine quit on the 12th lap in a cloud of blue smoke. He was second at the time. The race ended just in time for Oliver. His UPO Shadow began to miss with two laps .remaining and he nursed it across the finish line with one worn tire and no gas. HOBBS FOURTH The best effort by a McLar- en was that of David Hobbs of Gardena, Calif., who placed fourth. Steve Durst of New- port Beach, Calif., in another McLaren, was fifth. Scooter Patrick of Torrance. Calif., was sixth in a McLaren while a Lola entry, driven by Bob Nagel of Bethel Park. Pa., was seventh. Charlie Kemp faded to eighth followed by John Cordts of Huntsville, Ont., who completed 35 laps to be ninth in his yellow McLaren. Local club honors top swimmers Lethbridge Amateur Swim Club coach. Bob Emerson, an- nounced the names of the five outstanding swimmers in the 1973 season at the annual club meeting recently. Lome Kemmet and Wendy Kasting were selected as the top male and female swimmers respectively after having brilliant seasons while Tim Myers was chosen as the most outstanding age-group swimmer. The most improved male swimmer was Barry Emerson while the most improved female trophy went to Marilyn Van Dyke. Meanwhile the new ex- ecutive for the 1973-74 season was also chosen at the annual general meeting. Mrs. Anne Myers will reign iis president for the new year while Bob Costanzo will act as vice-president. Other executive1 positions were taken on by Mrs. Nini Rutledge. secretary: Mrs. Shirley Anderson, treasurer: Mr. Sekiya. Mr. Tietz and Mrs. Babick. directors. rushes. He also hurt his own cause with a fumble and interception that led to Ed- monton touchdowns in the first half. Edmonton quarterback Bruce Lemmerman threw two touchdown yards to wingback Don Warrington and seven yards to Gene Foster. Roy Bell, whose stro- ng running accounted for 112 yards, scored the third touchdown on a six-yard run. Dave Cutler made the converts and added field goals from the 25. 30. 20 and 36 to increase his career total to 103. Liske. dumped four times for 22 yards in losses, threw a scoring pass to Rudy Linterman and a 34-yard bomb to Tom Forzani. Dick Wesolowski ran over from the one on the last play of the game to make the final score respectable for Calgary. Larry Robinson made the Calgary converts and had a 14- yard single on a missed field goal to give him 964 career points. Robinson, playing in his 200th consecutive game, is only seven points behind the all-time Canadian points record held by Tommy-Joe Coffey. Liske's troubles began on his second play of the night, when linebacker Steve Svitak- jarred the ball loose and John Lagrone recovered. Lemmerman hit Warrington with a short pass on the next play and the Simon Fraser graduate galloped through the defence for the touchdown. After throwing the scoring pass to Linterman. Liske had a pass picked off by John Farlinger. who ran from the Calgary 46 to the seven. Lemmerman hit Foster on the next play at the two and the fullback'walked into the end zone. Cutler's first field goal and Robinson's single made it 17-8 at the half for Edmonton, playing before a sellout crowd of 22.919. Rick Cassata. whose been getting the needle for a couple of weeks, gave some of it to Hamilton Tiger-Cats Saturday night. Cassata's suspect passing arm, hampered by a shoulder injury since last season, has been receiving acupuncture treatment and the operation has been a total success so far as Ottawa Rough Riders are concerned. The Rider quarterback came on in relief of Jerry Keeling in the second half to pass Ottawa to a surprise 21- 19 win over the defending Grey Cup champion Ticats. In the only other game in the East during the weekend. Saskatchewan Roughriders. leaders of the Western Conference, held Montreal scoreless for 55 minutes en route to a 37-20 victory at the Autdstad. Saskatchewan Roughriders rode roughshod over the Als for most of the game before Jimmy Jones, who came on ir relief of ailing George Mira got the Montrealers moving with a 22yard touchdowr strike to Johnny Rodgers. EDMONTON 33, CALGARY 22 CAL EDM Firs! downs 26 19 Yards rushing 21 200 Ynrds passing 411 143 Net offence 396 343 Passes made-fried 28-48 9-21 Interceptions 0 1 Punls average 9-35 8-39 Fumbles lost 2-2 0-0 Penalties yards 5-57 8-56 OTTAWA 21, HAMILTON 19 OTT HAM First downs 21 16 Yards rushing 123 235 Yards passing 104 Net oftonce 362 339 Passes made-tried 14-29 9-14 Interceptions 2 0 Punts average 13-41 9-42 Tumbles -lost 0-0 1-1 Penalties -yards 8-70 8-36 SASKATCHEWAN 37, MONTREAL 20 First downs Yaids rushing Yatds passing Net ollence Passes made In Interceptions Punts average Fumbio'; lost penalties yards SASK. 24 194 231 425 16-22 2 6-39 2-2 ?.30 In Conjunction With the Showing of Our Beautiful New 1974 Models The Lethbridge 1873 Gun Crew Portrayal of the N.W.M.P.Gun Crew in Action will be on hand to help us Celebrate our Showing. See them drill under a powerful searchlight. The RCMP are Celebrating their 100th Anniversary this year. WHO'S A CLEVER IT, KID -ACISVER30Y CANUXK AFTER 'IMSELF, SAME WHAT'S THE USE OF A GOOD HEAD iP THE CAN'T CAftZf IT? Rams triumph easily! Whitelaw's club hot The defending champion Lethbridge Collegiate In- stitute Rams are attempting to show their superiority in the Southern Alberta High School Football League early in the 1973 season. Saturday night at Henderson Stadium, the Rams opened their bid for a second straight conference title by crushing the visiting Medicine Hat Mohawks 46-12 in an interlocking league encounter. The one-sided victory lifted the Rams into a first place tie with the Winston Churchill Bulldogs in the western conference while the loss dropped the Mohawks into the eastern conference cellar. The Rams and Bulldogs lead their conference with 1-0 records while Catholic Central Cougars trail in last alter losing to the Bulldogs 35- 0 in the season opener Friday night. In the east. Crescent Heights and McCoy Colts share top spot after battling to a 4-4 draw Friday night while the Mohawks are in the cellar. Meanwhile in Saturday's tilt, the Rams used a balanced attack to white-wash their visitors easily. Veteran backfielder. Rick Collier led the Rains" offen- sive unit scoring 22 points while chewing up 88 yards on lour carries. He registered three MTU 12 120 123 ,227 9-20 1 7-43 4-3 3-15 touchdowns, one coming on an 86 yard punt return, and successfully booted four of seven convert attempts. Teammate Mark Baldry shared the spotlight with Under 20 may now be drafted MONTREAL (CP) An agreement between the Na- tional Hockey League and the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association on a new pact that would allow amateurs under 20 of exceptional ability to be drafted to professional ranks may be reached in a few days. Both NHL president Clarence Campbell and Jack Devine of Belleville. Ont.. president of the CAHA, ex- pressed optimism after a weekend meeting with Lou Lafaive. deputy federal health minister. The only stumbling block before the pact is signed is how exceptional juniors would be chosen during the draft. Collier on the offence as he lagged 93 yards of the 293-yard ground attack adding a major. Dave Murata rounded -dyt- the Rams' top ground i as he galloped for 41 yards oil 11 carries while chipping ih with a pair of The only other touclidowW- scored by the Rams went to Ross Wakelyn. who pounced 'I on a blocked punt in the" Mohawks' end zone. During the four quarters, the Rams went to the air seven times com- pleting (our for 62 yards. On the other hand, the Mohawks' quarterback. Gord Johnson, attempted 11 passes completing five for 109 yards. The 109-yard air attack was eight more yards than their ground attack led by Brian Meier with 41 yards in eight carries. Johnson followed with 37 yards in six attempts. Gary Stelter and Meier- scored the only points for the Mohawks as they picked-dlf pass and run plays for 39 and 26-yard majors respectively, In other departments, the Rams penalized 12 times for 90 yards while the Mohawks were assessed 70 yards on 12 infrac- tions. The Rams recovered all three of their fumbles while the Mohawks lost one of two. in your own way. In your own time. On your own terms. You'll take to the taste of Player's Filter. Warning: The Department of National Health and Welfare that danger to health increases with amount smoked. ii TIMES: 8P.M.THURS., SEPT. 20th 8 P.M. FRI.S SEPT. 21st 8 P.M. SAT., SEPT. 22nd See too display of replicas of RNWMP guns, Sabres, and uniforms. Make this your invitation to be on hand Coffee and Sandwiches will be served. BEN Y CHEVROLET OLDSMOBILE 2nd Avenue and 8th Street S. 328-1101 ;