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m 0 Broncs take district lead By DEAN SINGLETON NDAY A superb tackle by Clarendon's Danny Monroe and Jimmy Floyd in the final two minutes of the game topped off a night of heart-stopping football play and Clarendon's Bronchos edged the Memphis Cyclones 13-12 to take the lead and become the overwhelming favorite to win district and go into the playoffs. It was fourth and 10 on the Memphis 37. The score was 13-12, with 2:11 left in the football game between the two traditional rivals. Clarendon was in the lead. But Memphis was driving. The Cyclones had taken the ball on the 15, and had driven to the 37. The Clarendon defense had knocked down 3 passes. And I [ t I Tex00 Clarendon,_ Donle Coun ,, Sunday, October 21, 1973 quarterback Wayne Davis faced a fourth down do-or-die play. He took the snap, went back to throw, and Monroe and Floyd barged back to knock him down for a 7-yard loss, and Clarendon got the ball to run out the clock and taste the sweet victory. There's no doubt about it. It was the game of the year for two fine teams, both evenly matched right down to the last man. Both wanted the win more than anything they've wanted all year. And the season came down to this game, as it does most every year. But in the end, it was the bruising Clarendon defense, led by Monroe and Floyd, that saved I Volume II, No. 32 illll , the day and took the 1-point victory. Clarendon and Memphis fans overflowed Clarendon's Broncho Stadium to see the classic match, acclaimed to be more evenly matched this year than ever before. And these fans saw a game that went right down to the wire, a game that could have gone either way until the final gun sounded. Everybody got his money's worth. Although the Bronchos held the lead most of the game, it looked pretty grim for the Clarendon bunch on several occasions, as fumbles and injury hampered the team in several spots. Memphis got both their scores after fumbles by the Bronchos. The Cyclones scored 11 plays following a fumble by Kenneth King on the Memphis 26, and scored one play following a fumble by Jerry Holland on the Bronc 33. It appeared for awhile that a steady row of fumbles--the Broncs lost 4 fumbles--might cost the game for Clarendon. But the Bronchos started playing football and quit fumbling and got some more momentum going. The first quarter of play was full of tough, grueling defense by both teams. Memphis took the opening kick, couldn't get a first down and punted to Clarendon. Clarendon couldn't get going either, and punted to Memphis. The Cyclones made a first down, but finally gave up the ball. The Bronchos started moving the ball on the next series, going from their own 31 to the Memphis 40. On a fourth down situation, Monroe punted to Memphis at the Cyclone 2. Caught in the hole, Memphis punted on fourth down, and Kenneth Reese carried the ball to the Memphis 21. Kenneth King got 2 yards on first down, and Reese ran around right side for 19 yards and a touchdown. King's kick was good, and it was 7-0 with the first quarter over. The kickoff put Memphis back down in the hole on the 5, and on fourth down the Cyclones had to punt again. Kenneth Reese caught the punt at the 50 and ran it in for a touchdown, but a clippping penalty called the score back. It was on the next series of downs that the game turned around, and became a nip and tuck battle for Clarendon. The Broncs were moving the ball well, having gone from their own 46 down to the Memphis 26. But on a third down situation, King bobbled the ball and Memphis recovered. The turnover seemed to give the Cyclones momentum they were looking for. It took them 11 plays to methodically move the ball to the goal. Earl Ray Wright caught a 19-yard pass from quarterback Davis for the score. The snap was fumbled on the extra point kick, and the score was %6 Clarendon. The Cyclones had momentum now, and their defense was hitting hard. Clarendon took the kickoff, but Jerry Holland fumbled on the 50, Memphis recovered, and the Cyclone was driving again. Memphis drove down to the Clarendon 24, passed incomplete twice, then passed to the end zone complete on fourth down. The ball was caught out of bounds, however, ending the drive. The score mained 7-6 Clarendo at the half, but Memphis had the momentum. Kenneth King [top center] goes over the goal line-for wrecks investigated in this month police have investigated eight accidents in the city limits October, reports Gary Gerdes, chief of police. latest accident was reported at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday when a car was in collision with a motorcycle at the corner ltUgbee and Fifth Streets. that accident a 1966 Chevrolet driven by Mrs. Genoah  was in the process of making a left-hand turn Bugbee. Gerdes reported that she apparently did not see a ridden by Steve Johnson of Clarendon, which was :at the stop sign on Bugbee. Her car hit the cycle. Young was rushed to Hall County Hospital by a Murphy Home ambulance, where he was treated and released ext day. afternoon, a minor accident was reported in North Gerdes reported that a 1965 Chevrolet, driven by Clarendon, was leaving the FFA Farm when it 1969 Chevrolet pickup driven by Junior Putman of Only minor damage was done o both vehicles. ly: ry night, Putman's wife was involved in an accident in :Clarendon near Mills Motor Company, which also involved a lriven by Clifton Elliott. Both cars were totalled, but neither was injured. Cop robber chase ends with arrest An Amarillo man was arrested in Cldldress Wednesday night after starting a game of cop and robber in Clarendon. Acerdlng to Chief Gary Gerdes, a man pulled into Petty Deep Rock Station and filled up with gasoline. Before anybody could get lfls money, he sped off towards Memphis. Police were called, and chased the suspect to Memphis, where Memphis officers got into the chase. The man wag finally apprehended in Children. Police discovered that the car he was driving was stolen. He was charged in Amarillo with felony auto theft, and was charged in Donley County with misdemeanor theft. The man, identified as Guadelupe Bolonos Jr., was taken to Amarillo. He wm be transferred here for trial at the appropriate time. Light Bulb sale continues The money.from the Lions Club light bulb sale is still being brought in, according to Boss Lion Allen Estlack. The civic organization will be selling light bulbs until Tuesday night, when they will sell at the door during the Ladies Night Banquet. Tuesday will be the last night to buy the bulbs. Twenty-four Lions conducted the door-to-door campaign Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. During these three days, the group covered the downtown area and the highway. Tuesday of last week, a 1973 Pontiac driven by Pam !iiring was in collision with a transport truck driven by Lee Roy Cotton crop awhile off rts of Amarillo. The accident happened at Bugbee and []:,thway 287 near Clarendon College. The car was damaged, but "-- r e transport received no damage. I Veral other light 1-vehicle accidents were reported by police, none serious. Reports from Paymaster Gin indicate that the cotton crop has not yet started locally, which is a stroke of good luck since the gin is undergoing major repairs and rehauls and will not be ready until next week. The local cotton crop will probably not start coming in for two -'" phi or --,;. em s defeats Colts i0 .h and is not ready to be dessleated. k    night, the Clarendon seventh graders hosted the The ,. going .tong 0..  t year. '=ost Ill --phis seventh graders and played them about even, with the ][.],11 .r to h nt basketball rnin,ttion of one big Memphis back. At the gun, the score stood -.,-e: ,e= [d co i favor of the Memphis team. ['he Hedley It[i |k Scho e colI pl y the stro  t ;a ms fi both on offense and defense. Memphis scored on two long. .,])e Colts played things closely, and had a relatively good call ross country jaunts and fwo short bursts, g) n thisTues la , ight, q8, to commence at 7 p.m. or three weekl, and the harvest should start getting big in 30 days. The cotton in the Douley County area is still producing, The Hediey High School's girls and boys basketball teams will play the strong teams from Hartley in the Hedley High School gym this Tuesday night, October 23. The girls game is scheduled winning touchdown. Lions plan annual banquet The Clarendon Lions Club will stage its 51st Ladies' Night Banquet Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. in the Lions Club building. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased from any member of the Lions Club. Speaker for the event will be James L. (Curly) Hays, farm and ranch supervisor for West Texas Utilities Company in Abilene and tong-time Southwest Conference football official. All Lions and their wives will be present for the annual event, along with a host of guests. This event is the highlight of the year for the local Lions Club. The speaker has been a member of the Southwest Conference Football Officials Association since 1938 and has worked in the Southwest Conference since 1953. He is currently chief of referees for the association and is also the president of the Abilene Chapter of the association. Born in Clarksviile, Texas, Hays attended public schools in San Angelo where he began his athletic career. While attending San Angelo high school Hays was twice named to the All-State Football team. Hays went on to the University of Tulsa where he was an All-American end and was named to the All-Missouri Valley Conference team for three years. He received his bachelor of arts degree from Tulsa in 1938 and received his bachelor of science degree from Dartmouth University in 1943. Hays has served as farm and ranch supervisor for WTU since he joined the company more than 34 years ago. Over the years, he has worked with 4-H Clubs, FFA boys and farmers and ranchers, not only in the company's service area but all over the state. He is a board member of the Texas Commerical Agriculturists Council, secretary of the West Texas Hereford Association, adult adviser for the Texas Junior Hereford Association and secretary of the Food and Fibers Council of Texas. Hays, who has his own ranch in Red River County, is an honorary Lone Star Farmer, trustee of the Texas 4-H Foundation, trustee of the P. T. Montfort Foundation and a member of the Board of Directors of the West Texas Fair. Allen Estlack is the Boss Lion for the Lions Club, and will be in charge of the program. Clarendon got the second half kick on the 28, Holland carried for 5. then Holland fumbled and Memphis recovered on the Clarendon 33. On the first play from scrimmage, Jim Dixon ran 33 yards for the touchdown. A try for 2 was stopped by Rodney Hicks, as he nailed Davis before he reached the goal. As it turned out, Hicks' tackle may have saved the game. More evidence of a superb defense. But defense or not, Memphis now was in the lead with a 12-7 score. And Memphis still held the momentum. That momentum carried into the next series, too. Clarendon got the kick on their 34, ran one play, and Johnny Gerner fumbled on the Bronc 36. Memphis recovered, but the drive died on fourth down at the 25, the momentum shifted, and Clarendon came alive again. It was here that the Broncs began their come-back. Starting 75 yards away from paydirt and trailing by 5, Croslin set his team up for the drive. And it was all Clarendon on this drive. King ran 5 yards, but two plays later fourth down stared the Broncs in the face. They punted, but a penalty against Memphis brought the ball back and Clarendon had a first down. From the 35, Holland ran for 2, then King broke loose for 12. A lind at !pass to Stan Shelton netted 11, King ran for 7, then for 8, and' Croslin kept the ball for 5 yards. A pass to Holland gained 8, King ran for 5, then ran in from the 6 for the score. It was superb work by King, who made extra efforts each time for additional age. The pass for 2 was incomplete, but it was Clarendon's 3-12. Memphis wasn't out of the game by any means. In the fourth period, the Cyclone started a long drive from their own 20, marched down to the Clarendon 39, only to fumble and Floyd recovered. Special praise must be given to the offensive line of Clarendon, especially Floyd and Monroe. The pair opened up unbelievable holes throughout the game to keep the ground game moving. f Memph outgalned Clarendon in total offensive yards, the Cyclone getting 231 yards and Clarendon getting 229. Kenneth King was the leading gainer for Clarendon, running 26 times for 92 yards. Holland was next, with 14 carries and 54 yards. Reese ,4 times for 20 yards, Croslin 7 for 19, and Gerner 4 for 11. Clarendon meets Claude next week in a game to be played in Clarendon. Baptist Student Spaghetti Supper Union ) \\; On Tuemlay, October 23, the Baptist Student Union will sponsor a Spaghetti Supper for both College and High School Senior students. The supper will be held at the First Baptist Church beginning at 7 p.m. To enjoy this supper and fellowship, contact one of the B.S.U. members for a FREE ticket. The speaker for the evening will be Geary Brogden, Minister of Music and Youth, First Baptist Church, Memphis. The following weekend, October 26-28, the B.S.U. will help lead a Youth-Led Revival at the First Baptist Church. The services will be led by a team from Wayland Baptist College. Everyone is invited.