Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, November 19, 1946, Page 5, Image 5

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Assistant Sports Editor
After every game—particularly when the home team loses
—the Monday morning quarterbacks get together and re-hash
the situation. They come to the conclusion that the coach did
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from tire bench and that the
wrong players played at the
right- time and- vice versa.
The . majority of these
people do not see the game, but
draw, their conclusions from
what they hear over the radio.
For instance, the local fans
have been wondering why Oli
ver pulled Leicht out of the
game last week when the
Ducks were on the Washing
ton lo yard line. Unfortunately, the commentator did not say
that Leicht had been hurt on the previous play, and it was not
reported that he had a fever before he entered the game. Per
haps if Jake had been in shape to carry on, the Webfoots would
have scored on that drive. As it was, however, there were less
than two minutes remainingjn the half and Oliver sent Erickson
into the game to replace Leicht. Two successive passes from
Reynolds to Erickson failed, and the Huskies took over on
their own IS. Was this bad strategy? If Oliver had instructed
Erickson to run the ball when he entered the game, the critics
would have wondered why they didn't pass. So it goes.
Anything Can Happen Saturday
This weekend the Ducks travel to Corn Valley for the game
of the year, and we say to the experts—throw all comparative
scores out the window. Anything can happen, and if you are
going to pick this game on the yellow sheet, flip a coin.
Although Leicht literally has a pain in the neck he is
expected to be ready for the Beaver tilt, and there is a good
chance that Tony Crish will be ready to go for the first time
in over a month. Tony broke his leg during a scrimmage
session shortly before the Washington State game and has
been on the shelf since, but the break has healed remark
ably well, and he wall have an opportunity to end up his
football career at Oregon in a blaze of glory Saturday.
Comparative scores and performances of both teams this
season will give the Orangemen the nod, but if the Webfoots
can get together with themselves and play the brand of ball
they are capable of playing, there is no reason why they
shouldn’t dump the Beaver.
Last Victory in 1940
Certainly the team—from the coach on down—should have
good reason for bringing home the bacon Saturday evening.
This will be Oliver’s final appearance as football coach at Ore
gon, and his teams have not beaten Oregon State since 1940
when Oregon shut them out 20 to 0 on Bell field. Nothing
could be more satisfying than winding up the season with a
win, and we are sure Oliver is not the only one that feels that
way. There are a number of seniors on the squad that will
be singing their swan song this weekend, and it is safe to as
sume that they will do everything in their power to bow out
with a win under their belts.
Of course, that works both ways and there are a few fel
lows on the Beaver squad that feel the same way as the Web
foot seniors do. The only conclusion one could draw is that
it will be a whale of a battle and isn’t it a shame that only
1,500 seats have been alloted to the Oregon rooters.
Seating Situation Rough ^
When the tickets went on sale last week in McArthur court
they went like hot cakes and there are many Webfoots that
are disappointed. Seems like there should be a more even
distribution of seats, but this game is an Oregon State function
and as long as they are cracking the the whip, there is not much
we can do about it. Seating space will be definitely limited in
McArthur Court for basketball games this year, and Ave are
wondering what arrangements will be made for visiting rooters.
It would hardly be cricket if a Duck rooter was forced to sacri
fice his seat for a supporter of the visiting team.
The city basketball league opens tonight with a triple
header in the Igloo and if you are interested in getting your
money’s worth, the independent games are a good invest
ment. There are six fast teams in the league and plenty of
^good fast basketball is guaranteed. Two evenings of city
league play and the regular varsity schedule should satisfy
basketball fans this year.
City League Hoopers
Open at Igloo Tonight
JV-Outdoor Store
Tilt Scheduled for 9
Action in the city basketball
league opens tonight on McArthur
court at 7 p.m., as the six-team cir
cuit plays the first of twenty sched
Squads entered in the activities
are the University of Oregon jun
ior varsity, Oregon Lumber Sales,
Outdoor Store, Richfield Oilers,
Coos Bay Pirates, and the Ragles
The junior varsity aggregation
has the closing session tonight at
9 against the Outdoor Store’s quin
tet, while the Oilers meet Lumber
Sales and the Eagles run against
the Pirates in the two earlier tilts.
Many Big Names
Membership in the league sports
some former big names in collegiate
and local prep basketball circles
along with many risihg lights on
the University team. Outdoor
Store’s maple squad is led by Cal
Bonney, former All-Conference cen
ter at Mt. Angel college.
The Oregon Lumber team is well
manned listing Archie Marshik and
Ted Sarpola, ex-Oregon players,
along with Frank Marshik and Roy
Pflugrad, former Oregon State let
termen, and topped off by Manager
Bobby Anet, All-American from
the University.
The Eagles will be paced by Bar
ney Koch and Bob Caviness, ex
Oregon lettermen, while the Pi
rate’s squad boasts a former
UCLA letterman, Bill Huggins, and
Chuck Stamper, an ex-Oregon man.
Richfield's entry is composed of
former high school players from
this region.
JVs Promising
Oregon’s JV squad, while not as
yet fully determined, shows some
very promising talent in a number
of former high school greats.
Dick Howell, lanky ex-Oregon
City high hoopster, Pat Wohler,
All-City from Franklin high (Port
land), and Chuck Rufner, a star on
Washington high’s state finalist
squad a few seasons back are only
three of many rising young play
Schedule for the first half of the
season, all of the games of which
will be played on McArthur court,
is as follows:
Tuesday, November 19—Ooilers
vs. Lumber Sales. 7 p.m.; Eagles vs.
Pirates, 8; Junior varsity vs. Out
door Store, 9.
Wednesday, November 20 —Eag
les vs. JV, 7; Lumber Sales vs. Out
door Store, 8; Oilers vs. Pirates, 9.
Monday, November 25 — Pirates
vs. JV, 7; Outdoor Store vs. Oilers,
8; Eagles vs. Lumber Sales, 9.
Tuesday, November 26—Eagles
vs. Outdoor, 7; Lumber Sales vs.
Pirates, 8; Oilers vs. JV, 9.
Wednesday, December 4 — JV vs.
Lumber Sales, 7; Oilers vs. Eagles,
8; Outdoor Stores vs. Pirates, 9.
Thursday, December 5—JV vs.
Outdoor Sotre, 7; Oilers vs. Lumber
Sales, 8; Eagles vs. Pirates, 9.
Tuesday, December 17—Oilers
vs. Pirates, 8; Outdoor Store vs.
Lumber Sales, 9.
Thursday, December Id—Eagles
vs. Lumber Sales, 8; Outdoor Store
vs. Oilers, 9.
Monday, December 23—Oilers
vs. JV, 7; Eagles vs. Outdoor Store,
8; Lumber Sales vs. Pirates, 9.
Thursday, December 26—Out
door Store vs. Pirates, 7; Lumber
Sales vs. JV, 8-; Oilers vs. Eagles, 9.
Wednesday, January 1—Eagles
JV, 8.
Thursday, January 2—JV vs. Pi
rates, 8.
The pioneer father has never
tipped his hat.
ATOs Out-Slop Phi Delt$
In Scoreless Mud Contest
After sloshing, slipping and slid
ing through five quarters of score
less play, the ATO touch-gridders
edged out a potent Phi Delt squad
in the “4-downs from the 50’’ rule
that had to be employed to de
termine the quarter final stalemate
TED SARPOLA ... one of the many
sharpshooters scheduled to get un
derway in tonight’s tripleheader
city league basketball opener at
McArthur court, is a former Oregon
star, and is playing for the Oregon
Copy Desk Staff:
John Benneth, editor
Cal Lehman
June Goetze
Maryann Thielen
Sue Summer
victor. The winners racked up
four mud-soaked yards in four at*
tempts as compared to three for
the Phi Delts.
The game was played under"'
the worst field conditions seed
this season, with neither club?'
aide to maintain its footing evert
on defense, much less stage a'
touchdown inarch.
The closest either team came tb
hitting pay dirt was a Phi Delt
drive to the enemy 12-yard line as
a 50-yard side-line 'punt return by
Mickleson across the goalline was
brought back to the 20-yard striple
after a whistle had sounded on the
ATOs Hold
A short pass to Don McCallum,
rangy leftend, picked up three yards
and a defensive offside penalty
placed the ball on the 12. The
hardhitting ATO line held at this
point, and the ATOs took posses
sion of the ball on downs.
The treacherous turf and rain*
filled sky bottled up both air and
ground attacks, although an oc
casional end spurt by fleet-footed
Kay Hoff of the Phi Deits and
ATO pass completions from Bill
Barrett to Phil George or Wilbur1
Craig provided the rain-drenched
spectators with a few thrills.
The score-book revealed that
only a single first dowrn was marked
up by each team, both in the third
period. The Phi Delts’ was made
on a 14-yard flank gallop by Kay
Hoff and a bucket pass to Don
Phil George grabbed a 15 yard
heave from his own 20 to tally the
ATO first down, but in both case's
the attack bogged down immedi
ately after the yardage was re
corded. *
Hoff Kicks Well
Kicks figured heavily in both
teams’ maneuvers, and Kay Hoff's
talented toe sent several punts
deep into enemy territory and
averted any opportunity fob the
ATOs to capitalize on a poor or
blocked boot.
Two injuries were recorded dull
ing the encounter, both of thenh
ATO players. Bill Dempsy twisted
his back in the early part of the
game, and Moe Thomas suffered a
cut over his eye in a later melee.
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