67 Pt. Boro vs. Wall

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67 Pt. Boro vs. Wall - tew? Wall's John Fitch brings down Point...
tew? Wall's John Fitch brings down Point Pleasant Boro's Art Division game. Point Panthers Halt Wall, WALL TOWNSHIP - Despite loss of its starting quarter Point Pleasant High defeated Wall, 9-0, 9-0, 9-0, with outstanding defensive play in a Conference Class C football game yesterday. win put the Point Pleasant Panthers in first place with 2-0 2-0 record in conference play made them the favorites capture the title. The Panther's and Wall's Crimson now 0-1-1, 0-1-1, 0-1-1, 0-1-1, 0-1-1, had been as the Class C strongest 1 Panthers packed all their punch into an eight-minute eight-minute period in the second Substitute quarterback Williams hit end Dan Piz-zi Piz-zi for a 24-yard 24-yard 24-yard pass and the only touchdown. Guard Jim West kicked the conversion and about eight later the Panthers added their final two points ona A high pass from center went into the end zone on Wall punt attempt. Panther offense was by the loss of Charlie Cordani, the regular quar- quar- r.xst STATISTICS OF THE GAME Wall PPB 1 12 13 204 0 45 0-4-0 0-4-0 0-4-0 0-4-0 0-4-0 . 2-7-1 2-7-1 2-7-1 2-7-1 2-7-1 21 -18 -18 7-25 7-25 7-25 5-25 5-25 5-25 0 1 10 20 First Downs Rushing yardage Passing yardage Passes Return yardage Punts Fumbles lost Yard penalized terback, who injured his ankle in practice last week. But the real story of the game was the Panther defense. Wall was able to gain only 13 yards all afternoon and packed most of that into the final quarter. quarter. At the half-time half-time half-time break, their net yardage was minus two. "The defense was really superb," superb," said Panther Coach Al Saner. "Our offense had problems problems but that defense was tremendous. tremendous. I hate to single out anybody because all 11 did such a tremendous job." He cited Jim West, Mark Van Beveren, John Chwaszczewski and Steve Hatch as doing exceptionally exceptionally good jobs. West was the real star, however. He ?i r Holford after short gain. was responsible for almost half the team's tackles. Wall was never able to maintain maintain a drive and threatened seriously seriously only once. Robert Ridge-way Ridge-way Ridge-way recovered a Point Pleas-ont Pleas-ont Pleas-ont fumble on the Panther 13 with just over four minutes left. But on the next play, Les Schriber intercepted a Wall pass to end the threat. Williams did a creditable job for the winners at quarterback, especially since it was the first time in two years he had played the position. Cordani has been the team's only quarterback since Roy Cole, last year's starter, was injured in a preseason practice. practice. Cole is out for the season but Cordani is expected to return return next week or the week after. Fullback Dave Rola kept the Panther offense intact. He ground out 153 yards in 26 carries carries for an average of almost 6 yards per rush. The Wall defense, generally f - I. ' 'if. Point Boro won 9-0 9-0 9-0 in key C (Press Photo) 9-0 9-0 9-0 weak throughout the game, did put on one fine showing. It made a successful goal line stand in the waning seconds, stopping the Panthers on the one-foot one-foot one-foot line twice before time ran out with third and goal to go. Saner would not agree with sportswriters that the game may have decided the Class C championship. But he admitted it was an important contest. "It certainly put us in the right direction if we want to go on and win the whole thing," he said. "Wall has a strong team." POINT PLEASANT BOKO () Ends Piszl, Lee, Vltale. Tackles Chwasscsewskl, Strlzver, Van Beveren, Llndstrom. uart-Hatch. uart-Hatch. uart-Hatch. West. Cianfrone. Center Holt, o". Cadalsa Mencuso, Puunnt, Rola, Schriber, Handwerk. . WALL (0) Ends-Johnson. Ends-Johnson. Ends-Johnson. Cook, Jones, Rtdgt- Rtdgt- Tackles Pederson, Moore, Otto, XI. sits, Bogardus. Plorkowski ..Gui?5-WMlemlor' ..Gui?5-WMlemlor' ..Gui?5-WMlemlor' Zlmas. Xaspar. sen, oninn. Centers-Cramer, Centers-Cramer, Centers-Cramer, Sculthorpe. Backs-Tonks, Backs-Tonks, Backs-Tonks, Hamill, D'Andrea, Sav. age. Touchdown: Pizzl, PAT: West (kick). Point Pleasant Boro 0 f 0 t-4 t-4 t-4 dey.r, wis.rt. BerjSrt! . - n n A

Clipped from Asbury Park Press01 Oct 1967, SunPage 41

Asbury Park Press (Asbury Park, New Jersey)01 Oct 1967, SunPage 41
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