The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 59, No. 10, Ed. 1, Friday, November 12, 1971 Page: 15 of 16
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slate to 1-i and 6-1 on tha yaar.
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atalemate in the opening two
quartern but the Wildest put
together three scoring drive to
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and never lucky Lion.
The boat Lien got on the
scoreboard after numerous
oxehangos that aevered 38 yard.
The Lion went to work at the
ACC 38 on an Interception and
proeeeded to mareh to the 30 on
the next play.
The Wild eat were caught for
a personal foot which moved the
pigskin to the nine yard line.
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buHed hi way over from the one
for tha score Milton Brecheen
booted the extra point and it
wa a 7-0 lead for the Lions.
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wild and into tha hand of the
opposition. Thu Mt Lions
started to move again and
proceeded to gat to the 11 of
ACC. Pour play later the Lion
found themselves with a fourth
and 12 at the 18.
Thu Brecheen attempted a
31 yard field goal. It was not
successful aa H sailed to the left.
Thu the Wildcat defensive corps
had prevailed again.
Two exchanges later the Wild-
cat got on the scoreboard on a
86 yard scoring drive. Two
passe to tight end Stan Williams
from Longley accounted for 34
yard and fullback Wolfgang
Halblg picked up 20 more in the
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the one Nicky Pruitt waa called
up and did what he Is known
for. Pruitt powered hi way over
and Sonny Kennedy booted the
PAT to knot the score at 7-7
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ball the rest of the (tret half and
at the gun ending the half the
scoreboard read seven point for
The Wildcat cam beck after
the half all fired up a am their
met possenston tttey pTocveeveti
to march 78 yard for a
touchdown. Behind tha passing
of Longley to Travis Home and
Stan William coupled with the
bull like running of Halblg and
Pruitt the Cata continued to
The second touchdown came
on an aerial from Longley to
Horne for 13 yard. Kennedy
proved true on the PAT and the
Cat forged into a 14-7 lead.
After the Lions failed on their
chance to move the ball ACC
really gave the fans something to
rave about. Jan Brown received
the SB Louisiana punt at hi
own 26 and skirted and danced
74 yards to paydlrt. It was
Kennedy once again on the extra
point and with 7:21 remaining
in the third quarter the WNOeau
had mounted a 21-7 haul.
Until 8 minutea remaining In
the contest the two atub
settled down to a defensive
battle. Starting at their 10 the
Cata moved 0 yard for the
final score of the night.
The mixture of the running
and passing game continued to
prove successful and the touch-
down came on a toss to Richard
William for 27 yard. Kennedy
booted his fourth consecutive
extra point and ACC rang up a
The Wildcat had a total of
359 yards on an evenly balanced
attack as 170 came through the
airways with the rest being
churned out on the ground. $ACC
picked up 22 first do? WM '
process. ' 1
Hftlbig was the leading ttwhsr
for the Cats a h eatrted the
pigskin 18 time and grounded
out 1(M yards. Pnritt added 87
to the rushing department on 18
Longley completed IS of 26
passes for 170 yard in a fine
contest. He was intercepted
three times and tossed one
scoring strike. Wan William was
his main 'target as he snared six
for 91 yards.
The Wildcat will be seeking
their second straight win thi
week when they play host to the
Trinity Tigers in the Home-
coming bout at 2 p.m. in
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