Stephenville Empire-Tribune (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 94, No. 49, Ed. 1 Friday, November 20, 1964 Page: 4 of 18

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Jackets Hold Off Texans
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Big Factor
22-16; Jones Scores 3 TDsFor uons
Stephenville, W’ford
To Battle for District
A deep sigh of “wh^w” went through a large Stephenville f
crowd Friday night wheh the scoreboard clock read zero and
Stephenville clung taLA 22-16 victory over the tenacious^Ar-
lington Sam Houston Texans,
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Area Eyes On
Dublin Grabs 2A-7 Title;
Hamilton Falte by 54-0
With quarterback Neal Kirk
doing the passing and end Terry
Corby catching, the Texan 11 com-
pleted three passes and brought
Friday the 13th thoughts to Ste-
phenville partisans in the last
minutes of play and when Yellow
Jacket Larry Ileffley intercept-
ed Kirk’s aerial with 26 seconds
left in the game fans, players and
left in the game, fans, players and
first time in what was a thrill-a-
minute high school grid game.
ShosnNnnh Set
Thus the SA-5 "game of the
year” is on the agenda next Fri-
day night' at Weatherford when
the Stingers do battle with the
sixth ranked Kangaroos to decide
the district crampionship and 5-
AAA’s representative in the state
playoffs. Weathei-ford downed
Mineral Wells 34-6 Friday night.
The Stephenville won was their
fifth in a row and brought the
Jacket season record to 6-3.
Three games will close out 3A-5 action ton'ght, but
for all practical purposes there’s one game — Stephenville
vs. Weatherford at Weatherford. i
A crowd of 5,000-plus will probably be on hand for the
game which will draw top billing in the north central Texas
Dublin’s awesome football team
completed a perfect season of 10
straight wine, and also secured a
district championship with the
crushing of Hamilton 64-0 Friday
night. »
The game was drawn up with
the possibility of an upset, but the
__________ _ ^ ______ powerful Lions soon showed the
and it wm "the rankling "of John J"*6 crowd match was to
I Turney and Roger Freeman that,™5 no different than any other
! carried the honors. game this fall.
1 Turney kept his personal scor- 1, ,The L,ons reeled the opening
| ing and rushing average up with hut were stopped by the
180 yards gained in 25 carries for 1 BVudo* defense, and for only the
7.2 yards per carry. The speedy i second time in 10 games the Dub-
! fullback scored fiv- times for 30 lin U was forced to punt the first
District 7-AA’s champe, the
Dublin Lions were once again
lifted to victory by the efforts of
its spakling offense and ferocious
Dublin’s smashing 64-0 victory
over Hamilton last Friday in-
i' sured Dublin of a playoff berth,
<1 - r ' tin; .i
march. The Lions efforts
aided by betit standouts in their
Roger Freeman and
had the long rtin of
as he circled left and
it for 15 yards to
21. At that point, the
it for short yardage
The Yellow Jackets and Kanga-----
roos arranged their crucial meet-. play ^ HoPPera hold a defen-
i as, TZ7 Shirs s "»— ■* >--
ished their job Friday night with
points, and........ .. i>*.ss to
Richard Stevens for a two-point
time they held the ball.
The Hamilton squad soon found
that they were no match for Dub-
a 22-16 win over scrappy Arling-
ton Sam Houston, and Weather-
Freeman had a busy night1 Un * defense- and the Bulldogs
stepping off 91 yards in 11 car-' *?nt * ahort P“nt to their own 45
riee for an average 8.2 yards per1 trom there- th« Lion offensive
haul. Besides the rushing yard- machh>e went int0 high gear an
age, Freeman scored two touch- j on their first touchdown
downs and ran a for a pair of I ——---—-
yielded only 47 points for the sea- ' two-point conversions for a total
son and 21 in district, compared | of 16 points. ' ,,j.
to Stephenville's 123 season, 42 j Although the offense was out-
, . ... ... district mark. standing, Dublin’s defensive
for 20 points in the last quarter J 5-AAA Standings j u“r^ St^her^a^^kS'st^
. . Defensive Standout
to pound Mineral Wells, 34-6.
I On the season Weatherford is '<
7-1-1, while Stephenville is 6-3. Stephenville „ :______5
The Kanga UK,* lost to McKinney, j Weatherford - .......6
12-6 and tied Castleberry, 14-14. j Brewer _ ____________4
Stephenville lost to Brownwood, Arl. Sam Houston .2
34-0; Gatesville, 13-8 and Dublin,
! 21-12.
The rest of 5-AAA will be mere-
j vens kept the Bulldogs off bal-
c « ance all night; Holtzonger recov-
ly trying to improve season rcc-
Fumbles on the part of Ste- j ensued worked to Stephenville’s j ords. Brewer, who has finished
phenville played a big role in nine favor — much to the credit of ' 1964, has second place in district
of Arlington’s points. Two times Jacket punter John Cox who aver- , sacked up with a 4-2 mark. Win-
bobbles gave the Texans the ball aged 41.3 yards on three kicks. . less Azle will be at Sam Hous-
inside the Stinger 30, .once at the ' Cox punted 65 yards dead on Sam ' ton, and Mineral Wells and Dia-
16 (on the first play of the game) j Houston’s five midway through mond Hill fight it out at Fort
and again at the 29 in the second : the third stanza to give Stephen- , Worth Handley,
quarter. | ville a shot .at some' insurance! Going into Friday night’s clash.
On the first occasion Cozby con- ; points. ___ s> j Stephenville has an offensive edge
^fleeted on a 30 yard field goai from j Stephenville’s defenses/ held at i on Weatherford with 226 points to
the 20, and the second give-a way the 14 and a punt gave the Jac- . 236 for the ’Roos oi» the season,
resulted in a Sam Houston touch- I kets possession on the Texan 43. ! and a 166-154 edge in district
down. j The Stinger’s only pass of the --
Gary Jones was the main cog in night on the next play was the
Stephenville’s attack which again ] big gainer and possibly the key j
made its mark on the ground. ! play of the game.
Jones sqored all three Stephenville - .. ,
touchdowns on runs of 74. one „ E'*"s To BoaUck
and two yarcls. On 25 carries the I J"me* QBo8U"k 1
ns______----un ra. fhe "Kht sideline for 29 yards to
Mineral Wells _ .1
Diamond Hill____1
Azle „ ___________0
W L T Pts. Opp.
166 43
154 21
98 21
50 69
55 100
27 123
68 166
Weatherford ____7
Stephenville _ 6
Sam Houston____5
Brewer __5
Mineral Wel)s _ 2
Diamond Hill _^2
This Week’s Schedule
Stephenville at Weatherford
Azle at Sam Houston
Mineral Wells at Diamond Hill
ered two Hamilton fumbles, and
both recoveries led to Dublin
touchdowns. End Larry Looney
also aided the cause with one in-
terception, and Turney helped out
with another one.
Dublin’s attention this week is
turned to the Bi-district match
with Fredericksburg, and the
I *:i
VVl V 1 Lions are in need of good weather
286 123
159 85
137 157
168 169
119 160
52 187
to properly prepare for the
match. Coach Johnny Gragg’s I
knowledge of the Fredericksburg
team finds them to be. big. c.n4
they have a strong running at-1
... End
176-pounder rang up 146 yards for
a 6.8 average. Jones has now
amassed 667 yards on 94 carries
the 14, and Evans got 12 to the i
two on the next play. The 150 j
'Roos Picked
Over Jackets
_______ _____ ^ _ homecoming gapte between the
in the four district game, in which I *>°"n^r 7“ 8U>P«7 f,°r nf° 7’n W Wf . Southwestern Oklahoma. SUte
he has played. ^th ^"bO gone S the ttSk ! Stephenville’s Yellow JackeU . David Cox (210). Cox has put hi. ! ®n“don,f,, C*r? 8peclal "iK‘
The first two-and-a-half min- Evani( adde^ th{, inversion on haV(> Pegged as underdogs to foot into the ball 38 times this Tb, fouraonu^of R^^rt Ruck-
Texan Foursome
Plays Last Game
Saturday afternoon’s Tarleton his fourth letter at Tarleton. Ruck-
souls, as Stephenville took
opening kickoff on the 20 aft-r
ute. of play provided enough «- | ^™ j aixth ranked Weatherford Friday
citement for many weak-hearted Al.,i(- <;ar. ,.tt the Jackets n,kht 'n thc (fame which will de-
the a quick . p .rtunity to increase | CKle th« 5-AAA championship.
^introtrSiewitehthe .tet ^ «-ten tin Me | voSe°
south hree7p tn his hack On tb* ' P,ay f°1Iow inir the kickoff, but i fense which has allowed 47 points
Z? £r. "“-r r, “• £ -21 ln d“~l
ed for Sam Houston n th 16 and run play from Kirk to Cozby | l'nP ike Roos will present g beefy
Sur plat neSd teT T?xaS on,v the'biggest gainer of the front. -Albert Angelese (210),
* v j l , fourth march, which was nearly stx>pped Jame» Hardin (215), and Chris
two yards however, and on fourth by s^phenvi||p whpn thpy Smith (186) are the do,vn men,
thc Texans to fourth and goal with Ronnie Box (160) in the line-
' to Cozby pass worked for the mar- the right side defensively
ker with 5:15 left. Cozby’s kick Weatherford has David and Don
fall and his average stands at 87.7
yards — a better-than-average
schoolboy record. Four times in 1
nine games this season he has
averaged 40 yards a punt or bet- I
2A-7 Teams
ert, Mike Greer, Irling Smith and
Dewayne Hyman will be playing
their last football game for Tarle-
ton as they represent the senior
portion of this fall’s TSC team.
Ruckert (210) and Greer (196)
are ends mod Greer'is working on
ert transferred to Stephenville af-
ter two years at Blinn Junior Col-
lege and he will earn his second
numeral this fall. Ruckert, from
La Grange, is a tri-captain and
has been the Tarleton. field goal
and extra point specialist this
fall. Greer is from Brownwood.
Regular season play is over for
down Coby’s toe gave the Texans
game. ^ *°ne ^ from the five before another Kirk backed slot.
Jones Dashes 74 Yards
kJ&rSrd r* “ “• *• h-k
Jones agam cm the first play from , onsides kick failed and Ste-! Turner (165) handles the right
thraughTft tackle,"cut to bilTleft P^nville drove fram the Texan side lincb^king rhoras^ | fonr of the five 7.AA and ,
,bo« d? i, th. — I “ ‘t “ “•'I
ondary and outran Texan pursuers P0” on a ,ourxn ao“n r"*1- ! the moth balls and start playing
n 1 The rest was panic as Kirk fill- ! ceptions in 3A-, is made up _ ... , T
74 yards to the Ailmgton end , 1 darting passes Barry Burns (149), Ronnie Colli- basketball Dublin s Lions how- j
zone Evans’ extra pomt "P^t | ^ , Howi (160) and Duvall Jones ! ^ 'h**™*^
gave Stephyivle. an 8-3 lead with maae %a,ua,>,e n40). A inst Sam „ougton> a defeated and they vd l travel te
And now. ' team which beat Weatherford J ! J". ?
Stephenville head mentor ^ men^'the^Ro^ wo^U^wfth’two chTmp’’F^dericksburg W’ I
s over on n^th ^oU P>ob»bly said .t best ^t, the Roos won 1<*> with two j Pfjna, act,on FrjHlly ni(,ht |
their own 31 ar.d in nine plays when be told h.s squad after the ^ Dublin clobbered Hamilton 64-0.
moved to Sam Houston’s 29 bV- «amp' 11 a f"r a,1u ")arbles a"d an^h°r wh,ch ^ land Cisco dumped Comanche, 26-
fore the drive was stonned on "ext *pck at Weatherford.” I th<' ball on the three. F
fore the drive was stopped on . , stephenvjHp, workoute have been , _ A1_
U „ CAMK AT A GLANCE hampered by bad weather this ! . Od^y erK.ugh three teams fin-
The Texans moved from the 29 kiik siih8 ^ Gary Jones the Yellow | identical records both
11 'Jackets leading ground gainer In {" d,,tpift and season play. Ham-
"’ district play, suffered a knee in. ilten Granbury and Ctocc> tied for
»» jury against Sam Houston and his "p«,nd in d,*trict <’o">pctition with
* of *' status for the Weatherford game
• is uncertain.
just 2:36 cj-ased from the first
Following throe plays and a
pnnt, Stephenville took over on
. . . Bmi, tri-captain
to the ’Jacket 23. before Steohen- j 11
ville held nnd Cozby barely missed 2<«
a field goal attempt from the 31 ;»
which would have been a 41 yard i of i
effort had he made it. The big i
plays in Arlington’s drive were a i
FI nit D**ww*
Yard* Gained Hashing
Yard* (Gained Pa«elnc
PaMN C omplrtrd
Passe* Interrupted by
Opp. Fumble* RecotfrH
Smith, also a tri-captain, has
put hia 190 pounds into a guard
slot for Tarleton and has marked
himself as one of the outstanding
ggji members of the 1964 squad. A
competitor to the highest degree,
' he has gone both ways, manning
a linebackers post on defense.
Smith was one of the first Texans
named to “purple stripe” group
which signifies hustle and out-
standing contribution both in prac-
tice and competition. A Hurst pro-
duct, Smith will receive his third
letter thja season.
The "
285-pou'nder handled center doth
almost exclusively and earned the
“purple stripe” at mid-season for
his efforts. He joined with the
four other interior linemen to pave
the way for what has been a good
Tarleton ground attack this fall—
especially to the inside. Hyman is
from Burnet and will have the
honor of receiving his fourth Tar-
leton monogram this fall.
the drivi
took a pi
play* and from 10 yards ou^ Tur-
ney wont flamming through the
Bulldog fine standing up for the
touchdown. Turney’s PAT kick
was no good.
Hamilton Use Passes
Hami 1 foil took the kickoff and
the Bulldogs vhfcit to the^air in an
attempt to avoid Dublins’ nigged
line; however three plays later
and 10 yards farther back from
where they started, Hamilton sent
a feeble 23 yard punt to Dublin’s
39. The Lions welcomed the ad-
vantage of good field position,
and soon found themselves deep
in Bulldog territory thanks to
Turney and Freeman’s -ferocious
running. Turney finished the
downfield journey from seven
yards with another slashing run
through the middle of the line.
The extra point try failed once
Hamilton again attempted to
used only four plays, sending Tur-
ney from four yards for the
points. This time Freeman ran
for a two point conversion.
Holtxlnger Recovers
Hamilton, unfortunately was
faced with another kickoff re-
turn, and Hie Bulldogs responded
by fumbling the ball. The loose
pigskin was grabbed by an alert
Johnny Holtsinger on the Bulldog
18, and die play later Turney
scampered into the Hamilton end
zone. Freeman, then added his see.
cond extra point conversion with
another run. The half ended here
with Dublin ahead 34-0.
The Lions’ spectatular defense
held the Hamilton teem to two
first downs and minus B0 yards
rushing, whereas the Lions had IS
first downs and 218 yorda rushing.
The second half was the seme
story all over, aa the Lions kept
the Hamilton team completely in
the cellar. The Dublin teem struck
the first time they had he bell,
and they sent Freeman into the
Bulldog end zone from 10 yards
out for another touchdown.
The defensive work of Larry
Looney set up the next Dublin
touchdown, when the halfbeck in-
tercepted a Hamilton pass and
carried the ball to the Bulldog 32.
fill the stadium air with foot- I This time the Lions covered the
balls; however, the Lion defense distance in three plays with Free-
was alert, and the Bulldogs were
once more forced to surrender the
The Bulldogs punted, but one
play later they recovered a Tur-
ney fumble on the Dublin 26.
Turney corrected the error one
play later by intercepting a Bull-
dog pass, and he then sparked the
touchdown drive by rambling 83
yards on the next play from
man going for 18, Turney for four
and on the next play 10 yards for
the touchdown.
The rest of the third quarter
and most of the fourth, found the
Lion “B” team batting the Hamit-
on team to a standstill. In the
closing minutes the Lions acquir-
ed he ball in Hamilton land, aad
Dublin’s starting quarterback
Larry Gibson put hia mane in the
scrimmage. Turney then paired up scoring column with a 16 yard
urlftl FVn am I >i nn a Q1 now) naaa ------«-l SWA----- -------6
with Freeman on a 31 yard pass
play which! Freeman moved to the
Bulldog 21.
This time Freeman had the hon-
ors, and the bullish halfback ran
for five yards Into the end zone
to put the Lions out in front 18-0
pven though the extra point try
Hamilton took the kickoff
again and found themselves still
•mothered and a poor snap from
center gave the Lion# the ball
deep in Hamilton territory. Work-
ing from 20 yards out, the Lions
•coring scramble. Turney pissed
to Stevens for the extra points,
and the final score stood 54-0.
Now the I-ions look to bi-di»-
trict competition, and a first
round watch with Fredericksbury
next weekend.
ZJ Pint Dm.
IU YarS. GsIm* Rariill*
<! Y.rS. G«|im4 r»iw M
S rim Intmastii bj •
2 Opp. FiiMw Rtwmd 1
135 PmuJtk—. N*. Y4*». H
Although Stephenville has yicld-
s It hi ! ed 123 points this fall, the Jacket
’*•* i defense has been helped tremend-
' I* a ously by the punting of tackle John
Area Partisans Face
Action-Packed Week
Stephenville schools and Dublin play their biggest football
games of the fall next weekend.
The highlight game sees Ste-
questionab'” pass interference call 3 for 11s Pont., No.,
good for 17 yard* a-id a 16 yard | 41J Ar*. Pam Y*i».
personal foul penalty against Ste- t for 2t r«uiu,.. No., Yds*
phenville. 1----------------------
Taking over on the 20. Evans I
gained 12 *0 the 32. before the j
second fateful Jacket fumble gave
Arlington the ball on the 29. Tac- j
kle Zollie Atkinson recovered.
The Texans used nine plays to
cover the distance, with Kirk get- I
ting 25 of the yards on rollouts. !
Fullback Rodney Simmons gave j
Sam Houston a 9-8 lead as he |
plunged over from the one with
7:40 left in the half. Cozby’s kick j
was off to the left.
After an exchange of punts Ste- phenville's Yellow Jacket* travel- competition for the second year
phenville cranked up a 40 yard 1 ing to Weatherford for a game in a row. Fredericksburg edged
pressure drive to take a 14-9 half- I which will decide the 5-AAA vie- Llano 9-7 Fliday night for the
time lead. 1 | tor. A Stinger win would put "Ste- 8-AA crown and they will furnish
Evans Punt Return * ' phenville in the state schoolboy Dublin with the opposition at a
Evans set the Jackets up In good j playoffs for the first time since site and time yet to be decided,
position as he fielded the Texan 1962 when they were competing The Lidns finished regular season
punt on his own 41 and ran it back j in AA. play with a spotless 10-0 mark.
19 yards to the Arlington 40. When j Satuiday afternoon the Tarle- Back on the local front the uc-
Maguire made his first play call, j ton Texan* close out their 1964 lion-packed grid week will start
3:10 was left in the half. j season with a 1:30 homecoming Tuesday night when the local jun-
Stephenville needed eight plays, j clash with the Southwestern Okla- ior high 11s host Cleburne, ln that
with Jones getting 21 of the steps, homa Bulldogs at Memorial Sta- doubleheader thc seventh grade
the last yard coming with 55 sec- 1 dium. The Tarleton 11 hadn't lost team will be going after an un-
onds left in the half. Jones’ extra ! a homecoming gome since start- defeated season,
point run was stopped at the goal ing four-year competition and Thursday night coach Bill
line. they will be trying to bring their Keeney’s Yellow Jacket B team
The first part of the third quar- season record to 3-6. wll lhost Weatherford In a game
ter was spent between the 30 yard Also next weekend, the stout which will decide the B team
lines, and punting situations which Dublin Lions will fcnter bi-district championship of 8A-6.
2-2 marks, and for the season1
Hamilton, Comanche and Cisco had
4-6 slates. Granbury was second,
for the fall with an 8-2 record. j
The Lions finished the season1
with 411 points, while yielding on- ;
ly 48. ' • |
This is the second year in a'
row for Dublin to represent 2A-7
in the state playoffs. Crane down- ;
ed thc Lions 3-0 in bi-district last
Final 7-A A Standings
W L Pt*. Opp.
Dublin _ ........ 4 0 187 12
Hamilton .. ___________2 2
Granbury ..... 2 i
Cisco . _________ 2 2
Comanche ...... 0 4
W L Pts. Opp
Dublin ...... 10 0 411 48
Granbury ..... 8 2 294 108
Hamilton .. I....____4 6 119 214
Comanche ________4 6 106 279
Cisco ....... 4 6 175 162
Dublin vs. Fredericksburg at
Bradjr Saturday bi-district cham-
52 102
108 68
60 92
44 167
. . . Center
The ladles of St. Luke's Epis-
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.Thursday, serving from 3 to 8
p.m. The menu consists of en-
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prainlee. Tickets was available at
the door or from any church J
member. ’ / *Y;
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