The Taylor Daily Press (Taylor, Tex.), Vol. 47, No. 238, Ed. 1 Sunday, September 25, 1960 Page: 2 of 8
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Page 2, Taylor Daily Press, Sunday, September 25, 1960 ,
Taylor Ducks Show Comeback Power
aGrang eopards 20-12
By LIN MILLS
I the third quatrer that the Ducks 98 via the overland' route and! against the powerful Leopards.
LaGRANGE — The Taylor j pushed across the tieing toueh-
Ducks played “separate songs”! down. Ford smashed through left
' for the first half here Friday; tackle for'six yards to put 12 and
•..night before “harmonizing” on, ai 12 cn the scoreboard.
.“Beat-LaGrange” tune that en-j It was Ford’s run around right
Tabled them to come from behind lend that added two more points
■ and defeat the Leopard's 20-12 in jin the Taylor column, putting the I were prevalent,
a hard-fought game before an! Ducks out front for the first everywhere.
42 “missile” yards. It seemed
that nothing else could possibly
go wrong for Taylor. Blocking
and tackling was of iiF’ass'es were
dropped for no ap
Punts were short.
LaGrange dominated the first
half, rolling up a 12-0 score al-
most before the Ducks knew
what hit them. Taylor, unable to
accumulate enough yardage for a
single first down during the first
* two. quarters, finally scored three
minutes before the intermission,
when halfback I.N. Davis inter-
cepted a pass and returned 72
yards for a score.
Taylor trailed' 6-12 at the half.
It wasn’t until near the end of
Early in the fourth stan.za,
Ford crashed over from the 3 to
give Taylor a 20-12 lead. From
then on the Ducks somehow man-
aged to keep the fired-up Leop-
ards from scoring, even though
Taylor “gave” the ball to La-
Grange twice on fumbles near
the goal line.
During the first half Taylor
managed to accumulate only 12
yards rushing and 8 in the air,
while the Leopards chalked up
Taylor sent in
in the second ha
the story was
Ducks counted i
ing for the halt
Leopards to a
air Taylor add
The Duck del
prem'e test an
ing colors, whi
Big ground gainer for the. night
was'. Leopard fullback Harvey
Others vvV turned in sterling
fees included Jack Sut-
Welch, Budgie Ford, I.
Moerbe who accumulated, 971N. Davis, Lee Gaydos, Jimmy
yard^ cn 18 trips for an average Kind, Ellen Berry, and Rito I Ro-
of better than 5 yards per carry-
Taylor’s fullback, Budgie Ferc*.
was held to his lowest gain of
the season—60 yard's on 17 car-
ries for an, average of a little
over 3 per try. Even so he was
second in yards gained for the
“I knew it would be a rough
one,” Taylor Cc/ach Bill Ford said
as the final gun sounded. He had
said earlier LaGrange would be
a lot tougher than Belton.
Getting much of the credit for
Taylor’s tremendous defensive ’ef-
fort during the second half is
end Darrell Mott, without a doubt
the defensive star of the night.
Ihandez. However, the whole
team got in cn the- act and in
the gang tackles it was some-
times difficult to tell who should
The Ducks received the opening
kickoff and were unable to pick
up a first down, forcing a punt,
giving the Leopards possession
on their own 34. From there La-
Grange started a drive that cov-
ered 65 yards for the first Leop-
An 18-yard pass from quarter-
back Ricky Blume to end. Glen
Michalk and seven nice gains on
the ground by Moerbe accounted
for most of the yardage. But it
was Blume who scored from 4
jjflf yards out on a keeper play
I • - J
IMPORTANT POINTS—Fullback Budgie For|(No. 44) crashes into the end
zone on an end run in the third period to give (Taylor two important extra
points. Ford had just scored the tieing toiicjown, then added two more
points to put Taylor out front for the first timej
-Taylor Press Staff Photo
Ducks Take Very Said
Lead in District 20iA
KICKOFF RETURN—Taylor quarterback Billy
Davis (No. 59), behind good blocking, returns a
LaGrange second quarter kickoff for six yards.
At this point Taylor trailed 0-12. A few minutes
after this picture was taken, halfback I. N. Davis
intercepted a pass and raced 72 yards for Taylor’s
—Taylor Press Staff Photo
Salado Uses Aerials to Defeat Hutto 14-6
By NORMAN DQB5AS
HUTTO — The Salado Eagles
.found the Hutto Hippo’s to be a
•stubborn foe on the ground and
took to the air to grind out a
The Eagles scored both of their
TD’s cn |asses from quarterback
Wayne Lumber!h ' to halfback
The lone Hippo touchdown
came from quarterback Bubba
Barnes to fullback Kurt John-
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The entire first quarter was
played on the Eagle end of the
field. Salado had possession of
the ball three times and lost it
each time on a fumble.
Hutto end, Richard Oman,, re-
covered a Salado fumble on the
Eagle 41 and set up the only
Hippo touchdown late in the first
period. Halfback Donald Wend-
land and' Johnson moved the ball
to the 29 in three plays. Bubba
Barnes then faded back and
threw to Johnson, who caught
the pass on the 9 and scampered
over for 6 points. Wendland’s run
for point after was no good.
Nine plays deep in the second
quarter. Nolan Kinsey, Salado
halfback pounced on a Hippo fum-
ble on his own 38. Three plays
later Salado had their first TD
on a pass from Wayne Lambart
to Stanley Mersiovsky good for
59 yards. Fullback Morris Foster
plunged over for the 2 points and
an 8-6 Salado lead. The first
ended after Johnsom made a
spectacular 54 yard run from his
own 33 to the Eagles 13.
The third quarter was scoreless
with neither team posing a seri-
ous threat. Hutto at one time
pushed down to the- Eagles 14
but bogged' down.
Midway in the final period,
Salado took possession of the ball
when guard, Larry Jackson, re-
covered a Hutto fumble on the
Eagle 28. Eight plays later Sala-
do was on the Hippo 34 yard'
line. Lamberth faded back again
and threw again to Mersiovsky
who caught the bail on the 23
and galloped down field for the
final TD of the night. The try for
On offense, Mersiovsky and
Foster displayed fine running
form for Salado while Johnson,.
Wendland and Barnes were the
life of the Hutto offense.
The entire game was a defen-,
siv battle with Salado holding'
Hippo’s to 124 yards rushing
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only 146. Salado led in the first
down department 10 to 5.
GAME AT A .GLANCE
First Downs . ............ 10
Yards Rushing ..........146
Yards Passing ........... 100
Passes Attempted ......... 6
Passes Completed ........ 3
Passes Intercepted By..... 1
Penalties ....... 0
Yards Penalized ........ . 0
Fumbles ........ 3
Fumbles Lost ........... 3
Punt Average ........... 22
Score by Quarters:
Hutto ......... . 6 0 0 (
Salado ........ 0 8 0 (
TD’s: Stanley Mersiovsky, 2.
PAT’s: Morris Foster.
TD’s: Kurt Johnson.
Narrow Land Strip
MCKINNEY; Tex. UP) — This
North Texas city has annexed a
50-foot wide strip of land, that zig-
zags about the Collin County
City officials said the ^action
was taken to prevent Dallas Coun-
ty towns from expanding further
into Collin County.
A town may cross a county
line to annex land but it cannot
cross another incorporated town’s
raH|||| around left end.
Two Taylor fumbles paved the
way for the second Leopard
score. The first occurred on the
Taylor 26 when guard Ben Krause
pounced on the ball in a pileup.
The Duck defense came to life,
however, and pushed the Leop-
ards all the way back to the 35,
forcing them to punt, which back-
ed the Ducks up to- their own 9.
Unable to move, I.N. Davis punt-
ed and LaGrange took possession
on the 50. Moerbe on a spectacu-
lar run through the entire Taylor
team advanced the ball to the
Again the defense tightened. La-
Grange had the ball on ih? 5.
first and goal to go. After hold-
ing the Leopards to one yard
gained' on four tries, the Ducks
fumbled on the 4. The ball got
away from halfback Jan Mohel
and tackle J. C. Spacek recover-
ed for LaGrange. On third, down,
after losing short yardage, Moer-
be hit right guard and raced eight
yards for the touchdown that put
LaGrange cut front 12-0.
Near the end of the first half,
another Taylor1 fumble, this one
by Ford, gave the Leopards pos-
session on Taylor’s 39. Blume
completed' a short aerial to half-
back David Hajovsky.
Then came the longest run of
the night I. N. Davis picked off
an aerial thrown by Blume and
raced 72 yards untouched for
Taylor’s first touchdown. Block-
ers kept the road clear all the
It seemed to . be what Taylor
needed to touch off the come-
frem-behind spark. And it seemed
to start deflating the “mentally-
high” Leopards who had to a cer-
tain extent been playing over
Taylor’s tieing touchdown came
with three minutes left in the
third period, when Ford plunged
over left tackle for six yards to
cap a 70-yard drive. Ford’s end
run put Taylor two points ahead
Early in the fourth period, Tay-
lor started a 66-yard drive that
accounted for the final touch-
down, with Ford crashing over
left tackle from three yards out.
It was a beautiful 42-yard pass
from quarterback Billy Davis to
end Darrell Mott, who got be-
hind the defenders, that set up
That was all the scoring, but
Taylor fans were expecting La-
Grange to score at any time dur-
ing the last minutes of the
fourth period and possible tie up
. Team positions in the District
20 AA standings remained un-
changed this week as four of the
teams won their games and one
Taylor gained state-wide sta-
ture' by defeating the powerful
LaGrange Leopards 20-12. The
victory gives Taylor four straight
Still tied for second place are
Giddings and Georgetown. Gid-
dings dropped A & M Consoli-
dated 14-8 while Georgetown took
Third-place Elgin defeated
Cameron 20-6 and the cellar-
dwelling Round Rock Dragons
remain in the cellar after losing
3-46 to Burnet.
Georgetown and West alter-
nately scored touchdowns until the
fourth period when the Eagles
scored two in a row and won the
Georgetown scores came on
a 67-yard punt return by Jim
Petrosky, a 1-yard plunge by
Petrosky, a 31-yard run by full-
back Mike Weir, a 1-yard plunge
by halfback James Kauffman,
and a 60 yard run by guard Ed-
gar Wuthrich who intercepted a
pass arid went the distance.
West got 21 first downs to
Georgetown’s 12, 273 yards rush-
ing to Georgetown’s 155 and 95
yards In the air to the Eagles’ 52.
Giddings’ James Ponfick in-
tercepted a pass and raced 55
yards and a score early in the
first period. Late in the period
A & M Consolidated went ahead
3-6 on a 55-yard drive.
Giddings caihe back, in the
fourth period with the winning
touchdown, with Eugene Goer-
litz scoring from three yards out.
Giddings won 14-8.
Elgin had a fairly jsy time
defeating Cameron j-6. The
Wildcats scored the 1st three
touchdowns, on a 7-ysl run by
halfback Larry Larscrjon a 2-
yard dash by halfbap Ronnie
Creppon, and on a If/ard end
run by Larson.
Cameron finally sefed on a
1-yard run by fulibjk Ernest
Bayer late in the gie. Elgin
got 252 yards rushiij to Cam-
Burnet had no trcfcle at all
blasting Round Rockfi6-0.
Next week Taylor josts Rock-
dale, Georgetown g
eron, Giddings hosts Bellville, El-
gin goes to Caldwell, and Round
Rock hosts Bastrop. All are non-
Team Won Lost Tied
Taylor .....„...... 4 0 0
Giddings ........... 3 1 0
Georgetown '........3 1 0
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Ford fumbled once on his own
20 and LaGrange took possession.
But the Duck defense held
against the Leopard passing on-
slaught and the ball finally went
over on downs on the 23.
But at the 32 the Ducks fum-
bled again in a pileup and Krause
recovered for LaGrange. Another
flock of passes failed to dent the
Taylor defense and the ball went
over on downs again, this time
on the 38.
Taylor got another drive going
as the game ended, with the
assist of a fourth-down pass com-
pletion in their own territory
from Ford to Mott good for 16
Next week Taylor plays Rock-
dale in Taylor.
GAME AT A GLANCE
First Downs .........
____ 11 13
Yards Rushing ......
Yards Passing .......
Passes Attempted . ...
Passes Completed . ...
Passes Intercepted By
Penalties .......... .. .
Yards Penalized ....
Fumbles Lost ........
Punt Average .......
Score by Quarters:
Taylor ......... 0
LaGrange ..... 6
TD’s: Ford (2), I.
PAT’s: Ford (run).
TD’s: Blume, Moerbe.
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