The print. (Oregon City, Oregon) 1977-1989, September 29, 1977, Page 11, Image 11

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The Clackamas Community College foot­
ball team, hampered by an inconsistent
offense and an overworked defense, looked
terrible as they dropped their first two
games of the season.
In the first game of the year, the Cou­
gars traveled to Spokane Falls Community
College and were promptly driven right into
the ground as they lost 21-0.
With all hopes of an offense left on the
plane, the Cougars were plagued all after­
noon by an ineffective offensive line which
simply couldn't keep the Spokane team
from getting at the Quarterback.
As a result Cougar quarterback. Brad
Roberts, could only manage a four of ten
afternoon with one interception.
They looked even worse in their second
game, as the Cougars were clobbered by Col­
umbia Basin Community College, 42-0, last
Once again, the Cougar offense failed to
materialize as they victimized themselves by
turning the ball over seven times, twice
within their own ten yard line.
Other than that, the Cougar passing game
amounted to a 2 for 17 afternoon on 12
yards, while the running game was simply
amazing with 26 yards on 44 carries.
It appears at the outset that, unless the
offensive line of the Cougars can mature
rapidly, any other Cougar asset will be quick­
[ash during practice as they attempt to tighten their offense for the game against
ly nullified and it could be a long season.
Kollege Oct. 1, at Bremerton.
Photo by John Schrader
Wrestling team faces battle
■ody Frank
■ dream tl
K jelly came true last Saturday
■theClackamas Community Col-
■ootball team found themselves
■ b as they took on Columbia
Bite years ago, CCC officials be-
■tparing for the big event when
piack was laid and the area land-
■for the future football field.
Hast year the school purchased a
■lock and except for the lack of a
■ ta and a few more (covered)
Hers, the Cougars were ready for
■Saturday's game.
■ they need now is some fans to
■oseempty bleachers.
■the six years since CCC has
K football, they've had to play
Brious high school fields here and
■It'sbeen hard to build a steady
■ting of fans when they don't
■ from game to game where the
■game might be.
[bit is all different now. The Cou-
Binally have a home, no matter
[incomplete it might be.
■d that's especially important
■ since the very future of foot-
[i program that means so much
hlocal athletes, depends on now,
jb support it receives from the
For the first time in recent history, the
Clackamas Community Col lege wrestling team
may have many mountains to climb if they
want to retain their position as the top team
in the state.
The Cougars, who have won nine conse­
cutive state championships started having
problems last May when Head Coach Norm
Berney suddenly resigned.
A replacement for Berney was immediate­
ly sought but the athletic department found
it difficult to replace a man who had led
his teams to two consecutive national tour­
nament appearances and the best dual re­
cord in history.
The Cougars believe they have found the
answer in naming Larry Owings and Rich
Taylor to replace Berney.
Owings, 27, is a graduate of Canby High
School (1968) and the University of Wash­
ington (1972).
As a wrestler, Owings won two state
titles while at Canby and was also a NCAA
champion, as he beat out Dan Gale in the
142-pound class in 1970.
Taylor, 27, is a graduate of Sunset High
School (1968) and Oregon College of Educa­
tion (1972). He is currently the men's tennis
coach at CCC and was Berney's wrestling
assistant last year.
Taylor's high school wrestling record was
68-10-2 and he owned up to a 78-10-2 while
in college.
Only four men are returning' from last
year's squad and of the four, only two
have seen a lot of action.
Returning will be state champions Wayne
Snoderly and Rocky Schneider along with
Mike Vogel and Ron Giester.
First year men will include Justive Mills,
142-150 pounder from West Linn, two-time
district champion from Clackamas, Syd
Young; Dennis O'Quin from Rex Putnam;
Calvin Hanni from Gladstone, and Craig
Wallace from Renton, Wash.
"Despite our problems, we are still going
to carry on with the winning tradition that
goes with the CCC wrestling program, and
besides -- we simply have too much pride
and ability to do anything else," said Taylor.
Rally tryouts to begin
Clackamas Community College will be
holding rally try-outs Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. in
Randall Gym.
Any full-time student who is enrolled
during a sports session is welcome to try -
out for rally.
ly, September 29,1977
Colors by Munsell Color Services Lab
The student must be full-time with a
grade point average of 2.0.
Application forms must be filled out and
turned into student activities by Oct. 18
so that the judging sheets may be made.
For more information call Debbie Baker
in the Student Activities office at ext. 340.
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