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8--THE PRoGResS Gridiron forecas also raes Blanche, Bellarmine" Friday, Sep. 13, 1963 Coaches concede Prep is stronger in NCA scene By Fred "Cordova John Michael Goodwin's opposing Catholic high school coaches unanimously think Seattle Prep is so loaded with talent and experience that the Panthers are the team to beat in the 1963 football race of the Northwest Catholic Association. And deviating from his usual pro-season crying-towel act, Goodwin himself has conceded that this unavoidable fact could be so. Prep and Blanchet shared the NCA title last year. The prospectus of the four member NCA teams could go like this: SEATTLE PREP--awesome- ly loaded. BLANCHET--young but more than willing to win the title undisputedly. BELLARMINE--fastest back- field with a new head coach. O'DEA- 11 inexperienced seniors may spring some sur- prises. The 1963 campaign gets un- derway this Friday on all fronts, including St. Martin's with the Rangers hosting Rochester on Olympia's Stevens Field before embark- ing in the Central League's BILL GILMORE Class A competition. All NCA m e m b e r s are Most problems Double-A schools with Seattle Prep and Blanchet also engaged in the rough-and-tumble Western Conference. These two gridiron rivals class in a King's X feature at 7:30 p.m. this Friday in West Seattle Stadium. (See Column One for the complete schedules.) In Tacoma Bellarmine's fortunes rest on the strategies of Aberdeen-born James Michael (Mike) Sllvey, 25, the Lions' new head coach. Lettering in football and swimming at Aberdeen's Weather- wax High, Silvey played two years on the gridiron and the golf- ing green for Grays Harbor 3C before enrolling at Western Washington College of Education in Bellingham. He lettered again in football there and was graduated in 1960. His playing position has always been at center. PRIOR TO COMING to Bellarmine, Silvey was head line coach and JV basketball mentor at South Kitsap High in Port Orchard. His appointment last spring came also with the return of Father John V. Sneeringer, S.J., as Bellarmine's athletic director. Silvey suceeds Norman Diebel, who in two years at Bellar- mine compiled a 5-11-0 won-lost-tied record. Diebel has accepted a teaching position in California. The Lions' new boss is married to the former Bebe Rehm of Aberdeen. They have three children, Grog, 3; Cathy, 2; and Laurie, 10 months. Their family home is at 1819 N. Highland in Tacoma's Holy Cross Parish. As an added service this season, Seattle Radio Station KETO (1590 ke.), the station farthest to the right of the dial, will carry live the play-by-play action of all Prep, Blanches and O'Dea games from West Seattle Stadium. George Cooper, KETO's sports director, will call the games. HERE'S HOW the football picture looks at the NCA schools: Seattle Prep Panthers Head coach--John Goodwin, athletic director; 15-year record: 77 wins, 44 losses, 12 ties. Adding his ninth child--now making the count five boys and four girls--to the Goodwin household Saturday, Goodwin still has 11 major problems on the gridiron to solve. But being one of the state's best mathematics teacher also has not left him perplexed--not when all the possibles are re- turning senior lettermen. The Seattle Prep litany is headed by 1962 NCA.AII Opponent Team members Larry Cook, Steve Conklin and Mark Bow langer. The backfield, averaging a light but explosive 170 pounds, includes Cook, Conklin at quarterback, Boulanger, Grog Caputo, Mike Larson and non-letterman Jim St. Germain. Averaging another light 173 pounds, the formidable line pits at ends Mark Clark and Dennis Dorratcague, at tackles Bob Pigott and Dave Ruoff, at guards Dick Sandstrom and Bob Geraghty and at center Hugh Bangasser. The hint to weakness is complacency. Goodwin says the Panthers are "solid but not great." From past experiences that is always the case in the begin- ning of the season with the phrase changing at the end, "solid and great." Assisting Goodwin are John Miller, Mr. David Sprague, S.J., and Paul Dempsey. Blanchet Braves Head coach--John (Mickey) Naish, athletic director; four-year record: 17 wins, 18 losses, 1 tie. Mickey Naish sizes up his Blanchet's fortunes with the fol- lowing quotes: "The NCA title is up for grabs . . . Blanchet likes to play Prep . . . I have a little fear of O'Dea . , . Bellarmine has the fastest backfield . . ." Still flushed with the basketball state tournament victory, Blanches football-wise has a balanced ball club with a backfield averaging 175 and the line 180. Six seniors and five iuniors will be called upon to carry the big load. Among them are halfback Jim Bourgette and tackle Bob Ortblad, both seniors. The Braves' returning star is senior tackle Nick Kenny, another NCA All-Opponent selectee. Backing up the Blanchet brain-trust is Pete Klein, head assistant; Tom Merrill, JV; Ed Thenell and Jerry Reidinger, fresh; and George Morrison, who in basketball is head coach. Bellarmine Lions Head coach--Mike Silvey; first year at Bellarmine. Athletic director--Father John V. Sneeringer, S.J. The Lions' multiple offense of a combination split T and single wing will be manipulated by an all-lettermen backfield, reputed to be the fastest and possibly best in the league. At fullback is Ralph Riden; at halfbacks, Joe Lynn to the left and Pat Kennedy to the right; and at quarterback, Gary Ruffo. Riden is a junior and the rest, seniors. Their average is 173 pounds. Bellarmine's heralded name on the roster is Lynn, one the most popular NCA All-Opponent picks last year. He three-year letterman. A few lettermen switches have been made in the lineup with John Kiley going from center to end; Dennis Brennan from halfback to guard. Stand-outs also include Tim Fuchs at guard and Rick Milasich at tackle. Kiley and Fuchs are seniors and the others are juniors. Silvey will be assisted by basketball coach Ran Urquhart; Mr. James Tracy, S.J., JV; Mr. Anthony Jahner, S.J., form Bellarmine star Bill Wynn; and Charles Bozdog, fresh. O'Dea Irish Head coach--Bill Gilmore, athletic director; three-year record: 9 wins, 15 losses, 2 ties. Athletic moderator--Brother John F. O'Keefe. Brighter days had been forecasted for O'Dea last season and the Irish went out to try and keep them. They almost suceeded with a commendable 5-4 won-lost record with wins against "name" clubs like Fort Vancouver (33-0), Federal Wa (13-0), Ferndale (7-6). It is conceivable that is why Fort Vancouver is not in 1963 O'Dea schedule. The victory string was also strung at the expense of Bellarmino (19-6) with the Irish almost downing Bellingham before losing, 3-0. The Irish will try again. With 11 inexperienced seniors, the heavy duty must fall on ends John Callan and Rick Terracino, who rotated one side of the end slots last year; halfbacks Gary Susak and fullback Wayne Ambrose. Says Bill Gilmore about Seattle Prep: "The three (Blanchet, Bellarmine and O'Dea) of us couldn't beat Prep!" But the most interesting of all the Catholic inter-school rivalries--NCA or none--is still the colorful Prep-O'Dea serids. This year's classic comes November 1. HELPING GILMORE are Dick Naish, the basketball ..... and younger brother of the Blanchet Naish; Tom McConville, JV; and Brother John B. Jones, fresh. Your 1963 I i s still St. George s football n soccer t' ' spectacles Perennl champion St. games this Weekend. Two Papini brothers for St. SEMIFINALS St, John's midgets, coached George's were the heavy guns. Here are the complete 1963 varsity football schedules of the Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese. Home field for all of the Blanchet, Seattle Prep and O'Dea games is West Seattle Stadium. Home base for Bel- larmine is its Lions' Memorial Field in Tacoma and for St. Martin's, Stevens F i e I d in Olympia. Home games are in capital letters: St. Martin's Sept. 13--ROCHESTER Sept. 20--Whlte Pass Sept, 2r--TUMWATER* Oct. 4--Yelm Oct. 11--RAYMOND* Oct. 19--ELMA* Oct. 2S--Chehalls* Nov. 1--Mentesano* NOV. 8--Eatonvllle *central League Bellarmlne Sept. 13--Grld-Ge.Roond at Lincoln Sept. 20.-O'DEA* Sept, 27mSTADIUM *" Oct. 4--seattle Prep" Oct. 11--BLANCHET* Oct. iS---Lincoln** NOV. I--WILSON** NOV. g--Mount Tahoma NOV. IS-WEST BREMERTON *Northwest Catholic Association **Tacoma City League OeDea sept. l--Surllngton-Edlson Sept. 20--Seilormlne* Sept. 27TAHOMA Oct. &-Lakeside Oct. 12--FEDERAL WAY Oct, iS--BLANCH ET* Nov. 1--Seattle pcepO Nov. --Ferndale *Northwest Catholic Association Blancher Seattle 13---Seaflle Prep Sept. 20---Wenatchee" Sept. 28.-CASCADE" Oct. 4---aelllngham* Oct. 11--eellurmine*" Oct. 18---O'Dea * Oct. 2,,--Everett" NoV. 2--Stadium Nov. g--SEATTLE PREPS *western Conference .*Northwest Catholic Association J'WC--NCA Seattle Prep Sept. 13-.ELANCHET . Sept. 20-.-MOUNT VERNON Sept. 27--EveretP Oct. 4--BELLARMINE** Oct. 11aELLINGHAM* Oct. 19--.CASCADE* Oct. 26--Wenatchee* Nov. 1.--O'DEA'* Nov. g--Blanchet- *western Conference **Northwest Catholic Association "tWC,--NCA George's, performing as if its players never had won a title in their lives, domi- nated the CYO Soccer Jam- boree Sunday at Georgetown Playfield. St. George's midgets, coached by Jack Jones, beat St. John's, 2 goals to I corner. St. George's cadets, coached by Jim Tomkins who is also the CYO soccer commissioner. swamped Our Lady of Fatima, 6-0. Some 306 spectators watched under a bright sun the opening CYO soccer ac- tion for"1963 which gets un- derway in regular league by Hugh McArdle, entered the jamboree finals by snuffing St. Assumption A's, l goal and 2 corners to 1 goal, Saturday before 250 persons, watching the northern division finals Saturday at Lower Woodland. St. George's midgets took the southern division title before 400 persons at Georgetown the same day. Other Saturday cadet finals saw Hank Van Houton's Our Lady of Fatima beat St. Anne's, 1 goal and 2 corners to 2 corners, in the northern finals and St. George's edg- ing St. Jose.ph's, 3 corners to 1 corner, in the southern finals. Nick Papini scored a goal for the midgets along with Steve Van Gaber. Luciano Papini, the elder of the two, kicked in three goals for the cadets along with fellow wingman Wayne Gonzales who had two goals and Robert Vance with one. Shining defensively in the fullback slot was St. George's Terry Della. Saturday scores follow: Midgets PRELIMINARIES St. George 3, St. Bernadette 0. ariscoe 1, St. Francis 0. St. Lady of Lourdes 1-2, St. Louise 0. Assumption A's 4, St. Matthew 0, Blessed Sacrament 2-I, Assumption B's O. St. George 1, Briscoe 0. St. Joseph 1, Lady at Lourdes 0. Assumption A's 2-3, St. Anne 0. St. John 1-2, plessed Sacrament 1-I. FINALS St. George 2c, St. Joseph tc. St. John 1-2, Assumption A's I. Cadets PRELIMINARIES St. Francis 1c, St. Francis 0 (forfeit win). St. George 1, Brlscoe O. St. Catherine 2, St. Margaret 1-3. St. Anne 1-2, Blessed Sacrament O. SEMIFINALS st. George 2c, Lady of Loerdes 0. St. Joseph 1-:, St. Bernadette 0. Lady of Fatima 3-2, St. Calherine 1. St. Ann 1-3, Assumption 0. FINALS St. George 3c, St. Joseph 1c. Lady of Fatima 1-2, St. Anne 2c. CYO football rapidly approaches crossroads: 'flag' or 'tackle' By Ray Ryan (Third in a series o archdiocesan CYO athletics.) A well-known California politician once made the profound ohservatbn that "ahead of us lies the future." Far be it from us to quibbld with such im- peccable logic'; however, we greatly prefer to cling to the present in our perusal of flag football, a sport rapidly approaching the crossroads as a factor in the CYO sports program. This is not to say that flag football's immediate future is the least bit dim. Soccer, the gridiron sport's cOmpanion feature on the fall sports menu for boys, gets off the ground a week earlier. Otherwise. the scope of the two sports is remarkably similar. BOTH SPORTS PRY the lid off the season with a jamboree, then swing into a round-robin schedule to produce northern and southern sectional champions in the cadet (eighth grade) and midget (sixth grade) divisions. Both sports wind up the local slate with playoffs between sectional winners to determine the deanery championship in each division. Both provide an inter-city postseason event fdr the cadefs. Commission chairman 3ack Jones expects about 30 teams with a total of 750 players--figures closely approximating those of soccer--to test the turf of West Seattle Stadium, Sunday, Sept. 15, in the inaugural jamboree. Starting at 1 p.m., cadets and midgets from the south wiN collide--and we use the word advisedly--with their northern counterparts in a series of 10- minute gamelets lasting until around 6. Following the deanery playoffs in late November, the Seattle cadet ehampioas will face the Tacoma titlists for the Ray Segale Memorial Trophy, symbolizing the archdiocesan crown. 6 0f;h Western- PUYALLUP SEPT. 14-22 Last year's finale saw CYO athletic director Pete Hupper- Son's Holy Rosary club climax an unbeaten, untied and unscored- on season with a 20-0 triumph over Visitation of Tacoma. JONES LOOKS FOR a new champion this season. Asked for the customary pro-season appraisal, Jack fingered St. Mon- ica's in the south and St. John's in the north to battle it out for Seattle's slot in the post-season match, with St. Joseph's, Our Lady of the Lake, and Christ the King as the most likely contenders should the favorites falter. With little or nothing to go on in the way of past perform- ances, Jack declined to predict a successor to Christ the King as midget champion. Jones heads a five-man commission which also includes oe Byrne, Ken LaRue, Jerry Calabrese and Lou Segle. Unlike soccer mentors, football coaches tend to be younger men with at least high school, and often college experience. Jones himself is a former Bothell High fullback whose career at Everett 3. C. was cut short by a shoulder injury. Hupperten, West Seattle's answer to Yul Brynner, was an interior lineman at Washington State in the early 1940's. Flag football is bY no means to be confused with touch football, despite the social desirability presently attached to such a connotation. True, there was a distinct resemblance dur- ing the ghme's early years on the local CYO scene, when play was characterized by endless sequences of passes and desultory line blocking. THE IDEA SOON spread, however, as the caliber of coach- ing improved, that the surest route to victory in any kind of football lies in habitually depositing one's opponent on his back- side. As played today, CYO flag ball differs from the high school or college brand in but one respect: the ballcarrier is stopped not by tackling but by dislodging one of the flags which are loosely attached to each hip. Even this difference appears at times to be only theoretical. As a matter of convenience, defenders often prefer to render the ball carrier horizontal, hence relatively immobile, as a pre- lude to the de-flagging process. When intentional, such tactics are discouraged to the tune of 15 yards per decking, but the habit persists. There is one other minor difference between flag and tackle |ootball. In flag bail, the players do not wear pads. It is the very virility of the game that leads to its uncertain future. Plans to introduce tackle football to the Seattle picture in 1964 are on the drawing board. Since what we have now is Fair Time Is Fun Time 2 GRANDSTAND SHOWS DAILY! LET US SERVE YOUR CADILLAC NEEDS ! l. Ph. PR 8-1981 Phone LEE HANLEY [A 2.6600 Member HOLY ROSARY PARISH EDMONDS RYAH CADILLAC CO. 420 East Pike St. essentially tackle football without pads, the step would appear a logical one. Moreover, the move figures to be hailed by local high school coaches, who prefer to have their players schooled in the art of applying a solid tackle. TACKLE FOOTBALL will also lead to more wide-spread Western deanery elects officers THE FORTUNES of the CYO western deanery fall on the shoulders of these newly officers and chairmen. From left they are (first row) Fran Demon, St. Edward's, Shehorb secretary; Janette Polhamus, Our Lady Star of the Sea, Bremerton, social chairman; Sally Hartman, Shelton, spiritual, and Dianne Bye, St. Frances Cabrini, Tacoma, cultural; (second row) Mike Arney, Bremerton, athletic; Paul Bader, St. Frances Cabrini, vice president; Tom Fleming, Holy Cross, Tacoma, treasurer, and Jim Doerty, Shelton, president. Doerty, 17, is a senior at Shelton High School and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter L. Doerty, 326 S. 5th St., Shehon. Holy Hour is September 22 The CYO central deanery's fourth annual Holy Hour will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, in St. James Cathe- dral. All teen.agers in King County, whether they attend Catholic or public schools, are requested to attend. Prayers at the Holy Hour will beg God's blessing on the Catholic youth of the deanery during the school year and to pray for the suc- cess of the Ecumenical Coun- cil, announced Father Gerald Moffat, archdiocesan CYO di- rector. --at St. Matthew's St. Matthew's CYO Chi Rho Teen Club, a dance from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. this Saturday in Lake City Youth Center, 12531 28th Ave. NE. Music by the Counts. Admission, $1. Chair- man, Eileen Pendergast, as- sisted by Mark Mrkvicka and Margie Edmundson. Elgin Baylor, Wilt Chamberlain To Play Here Basketball's two most tabu- lous stars, Elgin Baylor, for- mer Seattle University star, and Wilt Chamberlain, will face each other in the cage highlight of the year when the Los Angeles Lakers meet the San Francisco Warriors in the Seattle Center Arena Sunday afternoon, October 13. The announcement was made by Walter A. Van Camp, man- competition throughout the Archdiocese. Parochial schools in aging director of Greater Seat- Everett, Port Angeles, Bremerton and Olympia currently field tle, Inc. St. John's ladies initiate new bowling league Add another to the list of Catholic women's bowling cir- cuits-St. John's Ladies Bowl- ing League, being sponsored by the parish mothers' Club. Tentative site is the Leilani Lanes, according to Mrs. Clif- ford Lyons, Mothers Club ways and means chairman. Bowling dates will be fixed when league bowlers are secured. Free instruction will be pro- vided for beginners and others. Balls and shoes will also be provided. Mrs. Lyons will register interested ladies at SU 4-0409. St. George's ladies will open bowling season Women Friends of St. GeOrge Parish School b e g a n their fourth year of bowling in Sky- lane Bowl. Anyone interested can Mrs. Victor Evans, PA. 3-3404 or Mrs. James Reno, MA: 4- 1859, so she can be assigned to a team. The weekly fee is $2 plus $1.50 for lane fees with the rest for the school, secretary, banquet and prizes. Baylor and Chamberlain have virtually re-written basketball record books and in their game here last year scored a total of 91 points between them. The Stilt poured through 55, and Baylor 36, but Los Angeles de- feated the Warriors 132-127. Mail ticket orders are being accepted at Sherman, Clay Agency, 1624 Fourth Avenue. Tickets are priced at $4.00 and $2.50 reserved, and $2.50 and $2.00 general admission. FOR A NEW OR USED CHEVROLET Call: JERRY HENTSCHELL .... EM 3-6110 Member of St. Catherine's Parish Res., LA 5-5956 "FLEET" CHEVROLET INC. 117th and gothell Way SEATTLE tackle teams, although not under CYO auspices, whereas Seattle and Tacoma are the only centers of flag football. Jones and several of his commissioners expect to devote their energies to tackle ball. It is Jack's ambition to develop the finest tackle league imaginable, one that will overshadow Little League ball. The big unanswered question thus arises--how many par- ishes will take up tackle football, and how many will remain with the flag game? Flag ball will definitely be retained for the dual purpose nf providing competition for parishes and/ or individuals unable to assume the extra expense of tackle football, and of permitting greater expansion o[ the overall CYO program For Hupperten estimates that only 12,000 out of 65,000 youngsters in the Archdiocese are currently engaged in CYO activities. Pete won't be satisfied until 53,000 more are play- ing ban. Be sure to keep up with the latest in CYO news. Read The Progress each week. BE A SECRETARY Classes Begin Sept. 16--23--30 GRIFFIN--MURPHY BUSINESS COLLEGE Choice o/Students of NORTHWEST Since 1910 5h & Virginia MA 4-7154 @ OFFICIAL HEADQUARTERS for Seattle's Largest Selection of Team Equipment