The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, December 16, 1955, Image 3

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    In 12th Man Bowl
Whites Blank Maroons,
Friday, December 16, 1055 THE BATTALION PageS
A vigilant White team cash
ed in on two fumble recover
ies to blank the Maroons 13-0
yesterday in the fourth an
nual 12th Man Bowl game on
Kyle Field.
PACED BY A hard-charging line
that shackled the Maroon’s offense
inside its 20-yard line, the Whites
scored a touchdown in the second
and third quarters to wrap up the
contest viewed by a sparse crowd
of about 1,500.
downs, were just about even. The
Whites ground out 137 total yards
during the afternoon while the Ma
roons managed 155.
Charles Smith, a sophomore in
C-Field, was the outstanding run
ner of the afternoon, leading both
teams with 80 yards in 10 carries.
A slashing runner, Smith turned in
the longest run of the game in the
final period, sprinting 42 yards.
Leading the White eleven on the
ground was Don Skelton, who
romped for 33 yards and a 6.6
average. Skelton, sophomore speed
ster from Dorm 16, scored the
White’s first TD on a 9-yard jaunt.
THE MAROONS took the open
ing kick-off and moved from their
own 20 to the White 23. A fumble
on the 23 was pounced on by Dick
Sayger and Frank Webber, two
rugged White team members who
played magnificent ball.
Quarterbacked by classy Bobby
Singer, the Whites sent their bevy
Both teams played aggressive
ball, and except for the two touch-
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Leggett Hall and A-Composite
copped championship basketball
titles last night in civilian and up
perclassmen intramurals. Superb
defensive play held down the in
dividual scoring that featured
quarter and semi-final competi
Dale Fisher’s 10 points paced
Leggett’s scoring in a 31-22 vic-
toi’y over Puryear-A. Teammate
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Joseph Moebus and William Bel-
ford tied for the game’s second
place scoring honors with eight
points each.
Darwin Huston rang up seven
points lor the champions and Tom
my Purifoy completed Leggett’s
scoring with six. Bobby Daven
port’s two baskets and two points
by A. E. Percival ended the point
making- for Puryear.
A-Composite whipped B-Infan-
try 31-24 for the upperclassman
championship in another exhibition
of all-around teamwork. High-
scoring- Ronnie Moates was heavily
guarded by B-Infantry’s David
Eby and Larkin Warren. Moates
accounted for eight Composite
points, tying teammate Bob Jack-
B-Infantry’s Robert McDaniel
tied Ken Bi’iggs of A-Composite
for top scoring honors with nine
points. David Bonnen added four
markers for the Composite quin
tet and Jim Adams netted the re
maining basket for the champ
Other Infantry scorers were
Channing Williams with six points,
David Eby, four, Larkin Warren,
three and Sammie Turk, two. B-
Infantry protested the game and
are awaiting the intramural offi
cials’ decision.
Straight from our house to you comes this
message with hearty good wishes for a
Merry Christmas.
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St. Nick to be everywhere at the
time, we could say it in person. But oar
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of talented backs to work and pro
ceeded to march 77 yards in 15
plays for the game’s first score.
Oren Helvey, Tommy Norton, Cot
ton Games and Skelton blasted
their way to the nine where Skelton
took it over. Carnes’ extra-point
kick was good to make it 7-0.
ROY MILLEN took Webber’s
short boot on the ensuing kickoff
and returned to his own 41. From
this point the Maroons put together
their most serious scoring threat
of the day, marching all the way
to the White 4-yard stripe. Smith
and Channing Williams, second
ranking ball carrier for the Ma
roons with 28 yards, led the surge
on the ground.
B-Fields’ Glen Rand directed the
smooth Maroon split-T, and his 18-
yard pass to end Ed Gray set up a
Maroon White
First do^ns 8 9
Total yardage 155 137
Rushing yardage 119 119
Passing yardage 36 18
Passes attempted 7 5
Passes completed 2 2
Punts 1 1
Punting average 20 48
Fumbles lost 3 0
Yards penalized 87 55
first and goal on the White’s 9-yard
line. Rand was stopped for no
•gain on fourth down by the right
side of the White line and the ball
went over. The half ended with the
score still 7-0.
Webber and big Louis Frank,
233-pound tackle, fell on a stray
Maroon fumble on the first play
after the second half kick-off to
set the stage for the White team’s
final scoring effort.
Charlie Ritchey came in to direct
the White attack on its 31-yard
touchdown drive, and scored from
5 yards out eight plays later.
Skelton chewed up 19 yards in the
goalward march. Carnes’ conver
sion try was wide to the left.
TACKLE JOHN Jo nes recovered
another Maroon fumble seconds lat
er to put the White team on the
offense again. The Maroons held,
however, and Carroll Hungerford
punted a 48-yarder that pushed the
Maroon back to their 4.
After another exchange of punts,
the White team held onto the ball
and marched from their own 28
to the Maroon 11. Norton picked
up 20 yards and a Singer to Gail
Pruitt pass clicked for 13 yards
(See 12th Man, Page 4)
TOO LOW AND TOO LATE—The man was clear but the pass was too low as the White
team took to the air in yesterday’s 12th Man Bowl game on Kyle Field. It didn’t mat
ter too much for the Whites rolled to a 13-0 win in the annual classic.
A&M Wrestlers
Meet UT Today
A&M’s wrestling team will jour
ney to Austin this afternoon to do
battle with the University of Tex
as in their first dual meet of the
Coach J. W. Griffith will take
a man in each of the eight weight
divisions. Making the trip will be
A1 Clechar, 123, Captain Don Bur-
chard, 130, John Hardy, 137, Don
Schoenfeld, 147, Xavier Gonzalez,
157, Jim Witcher, 167, Kenneth
Jones, 177, and John Watson in
the heavyweight division.
The Aggies won the Houston In
vitational Tournament in their
only other competition, scoring 56
points. The Houston YMCA took
second with 29, the Texas School
for the Blind captured third with
26 and Texas was fourth, totaling
22 points.
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