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Vins tatistics Battle

but Loses

Navy Halts Seven Michigan
Scoring Thrusts for Victory

(Continued from Page 1)

John Herrnstein reinjured his
left knee. Although his replace-
ment, Tony Rio, played a good
game at. the fullback slot, the
Wolverines certainly had a less
potent offense with Herrnstein's
bull-like rushes missing.
The extent of his injury is yet
unknown, but it is possible the
Michigan captain will be out of
the lineup indefinitely.
Another 'M' Drive Fails
Late in the first period Michi-
gan regained possession of the
ball and were down to the Navy
24-yard line when the period end-
Once again the Wolverines were
able to, drive deep into, the Mid-
shipmen's territory, this time on
a sweep around left end by Fred
Julian who took the ball to the

-Daly-Peter Anderson
.. .first 'M' TD


ft End-Hyde, Albershart
ft Tackle-Boyer, Thomas
ft Guard-Fritzinger, Michalski
iter-Monciiovich, Dunn
ght Guard--Chomicz, Biackinger
ght Tackle-Brehul, Driscoll
ght End--Kanuch, Van Nort
arterbak-Tranchini, Maxfield
ft 'Ialfback-Zembrzuski, Brand-
quist, Correll, Bellino
tUback-Wellborn; MatalatVage
Hal.back-DagaMpat, PariseaU
ft End-Prahst, Halstead
Ft Tackle-Genyk, Gray
ft Guard-Callahan, Fillichie
nter-Dickey, Syring
ght Guard-Marciniak, Oppman
ght Tackei-Deskins,' d. Bushong
End-W. Johnson, R. Johnson
arterback--Ptacek, Noskin
ft Halfback-Myers, Harper

Right Halfback-Julian, Groce
Fulback-Herrnstein, Rio, Walker


Rushing 17
Passing 3
Penalties 3
NET YARDS-Rushing 255
Passing ,141
Forward Pass Attempts 19
Completed 11
Intercepted by 0
(Rushes and passes) .;9
Average distance 51
Kickoffs returned by 4
Yds. Kicks Returned 110
Punts 41
Kickoffs 69
Bali Lost by 1
Yards penalized 74

s 0

nine. Navy again stiffened and
took over on downs.
In the middle of the period
Michigan scored its only first-half
touchdown. Quarterback Stan
Noskin's pass to John Halstead
for 33 yards was the big gain in
the 74-yard march. Rio scored
from thb one with 7:33 gone.
Harper's conversion kick was
wide, leaving the score deadlocked
at six apiece.
Michigan Halted at One
It was at this point that it ap-
peared Michigan might break
open the game. Myers kicked off
and Navy's John Correll fumbled
with the Wolverines' John Walker
pouncing on the ball on Navy's
Seven plays later found the
Wolverines on Navy's one-yard
line. Both Walker and Myers tried
to crack the defense on subse-
quent plays but were unable to
Michigan started off the third
period with another touchdown,
scored by Myers from six yards
out with 4:01 gone.'.The Wolver-
Ines gambled' on the extra point.
Myers faked a conversion and
Bob Ptacek, who was holding the
ball, ran around right end into
the end zone for the two points.
This was the end of the Michi-
gan scoring and Navy dominated
for most of the remainder of the
Although the Wolverines lost,
there were certain bright spots
which still might carry much
weight in the season ahead.
The quarterbacking, especially
that of Ptacek, continued to be
superb. Calling daring plays which
seldom backfired, Ptacek was able
to hold the fans' interest in a
team which, although losing, con-
tinued to be exciting.
The defense was rugged for
most of the game but little de-
fense could be found for the razor-
sharp passing, of Navy's Tranchi-
ni. His passing, which had won
him the "back of the week" award
for his performance 14st week
against Boston University, proved
no fluke yesterday as he complet-
ed eight of 13 for 117 yards.

-Daly-David Arnold
SECOND MICHIGAN TOUCHDOWN .- Tony Rio (37 at left), Michigan's rugged fullback who
replaced injured John Herrnstein in yesterday's game, crashes over for the second Wolverine TD.
The official in the background signals that he is over, while teammate Darrell Harper (41 at right)
gives the touchdown signal. Rio was also a standout on defense. However, Navy won the game, 20-14.
Sexton Halts Pioneer Grid Machine

f !. -

to in Amateu r Golf

A success story built over a
period of 10 years finally reached
an inevitable climax Friday night.
Ann Arbor High, which since
1948 has been one of the top
Michigan prep football powers and
lord of the rugged Six-A League,
had the last of its many, football
records shattered by Lansing Sex-
ton, 20-13.
The defeat broke two long-
standing winning streaks. It was
the first Six-A defeat in 45 outings,
and the first home loss in 10 sea,
Hank Fonde, the Pioneers' coach
throughout this span, had never
lost a league or home game.
In fact, Fonde-coached Ann Ar-

bor teams have lost only four
games in his 10 years. The second
year he coached the Pioneers lost
to Toledo Scott, and then they ran
up a streak of 40 undefeated games
before being blasted by Flint
Northern, 33-0, back in 1956.
The other two defeats have come
this fall, last week at the hands
Coses. Today
Since the Michigan Golf
'ourse closes today for the sea-
son, all' possessions must be
removed from the clubhouse
lockers by tonight, Director
Harry Kaseberg announced.


By The Associated Press

' ANDREWS, Scotland-'The
d States and'Australia tied
rday for the first World
eur Golf Championship.
e two teams will meet in a
if tomorrow for the Eisen-
r Trophy.
e two teams each had an
gate score of 918.
brilliant even-par round of
r Wilwiam Hyndman III of.
delphia ,brought the Amneri-
back into the picture after
peared they had been elim-

Until Hyndman came ,storming
home, the Eisenhower Trophy, the
symbolic silver of the world su-
premacy of amateur golf, was
practically crated and on the way
to Sydney.




Prep, Football Inj urie s 'Discu ssed

first three
the final ri
Ilather Ham
dman, the
elphia insur
alone carried'
m 18-hole pl
i teams, need
ir days of golf
ratures in th

Americans to By DAVID TAR~
iund failed to Daily Associate Editor
More than 80 football coaches
pers Play, and team physicians from high
tall, graying schools in southeastern Michigan
ance man, al- attended an athletic injury clinic1
his teammates yesterday morning at the campus
ayoff with the Medical Center.
The conference was opened by
led 918 strokes Dr. A. C. Furstenberg, dean of the
f in high winds, Michigan Medical School, whor
e high 30s, rain congratulated the group for "tak-t
ing problems of human welfare

r ,

with the same seriousness you give
to the problems of teaching and
Dr. Roger Nelson, associate
director of the University Hos-
pital, said athletic directors and
physicians could make major
strides in reducing the number of
athletic injuries. By working in
close harmony, they could also
minimize the effects of injuries
that are sustained.
Doctors Discuss
Three surgeons from the Medi-
cal Center=- Drs. Earl Wolfman,
Edgar Kahn and Robert Bailey-
discussed the types of injuries that
occur most frequently and de-
scribed methods far limiting the
seriousness of injuries.
Injuries to the chest, abdomen,
head, spine and extremeities re-
ceived close examination by the
three Michigan doctors.
A surprising number of football
injuries and numerous deaths
every year was noted by Dr. Nel-

He said one study of 44,000
athletes showed that three per
cent sustained serious or poten-
tially serious injuries in a season.
Another \study of 4,000 athletes
found three of four were injured
sufficiently to keep them out of
four or more days of practice.
Considerable Difference
There is a considerable differ-
ence between football injuries and
normal injuries a doctor treats in
any community, according to Dr.
"The, team doctor is working
with honest patients but patients
may tend to minimize injuries
because of their great desire to,
play football," he explained.
Athletes will not be kept in-
active as long as would other peo-
ple with similar injuries, he added.
"Held Together by Tape"'
Because it is difficult to keep
injured players out for the season
there is a certain amount of truth
to the saying that a team is held

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..-EVERY SUNDAY 7:1-5 P.M. . . . B'NAI

together by tape, Dr. Wolfman
He said that statistics, showing
most injuries occur during the
first five minutes of the game,
indicate that a complete pre-
game warmup. period is very im-
Being alert for concealed head
injuries was emphasized by Dr.
"When a boy is injured in the
head, everybody asks, 'Does he
have a skull fracture?' Dr. Kahn
said. "But a player may have re-
ceived injury to his brain even
if he does not have a skull frac-
ture, and that is the important
Conditioning Important
Dr. Robert W. Bailey, who dis-
cussed and explained how to,
handle injuries to body extremi-
ties, said that conditioning plays
an extremely important part in
preventing injuries to the athlete.
The"conference did not picture
football as a basically 'dangerous
sport. Dr. Kahn said, "It is much
more dangerous to drive from here
to the Straits at 60 miles per hour
than to play football."
Coaches from high schools in
Washtenaw, Jackson, Lenawee,
Livingston and Monroe counties
Tops In Collegiate
Tonsorial Queries Invited
The Dascola Barbers
Near Michigan Theater

of Flint Central, and Friday
against Sexton. Finally all of the
Pioneers' streaks have fallen.
For the first time since Fonde
came to the school his team stands
on the short end of the season%
record, 1-2.
There have been a number of
ties during the 10 years, one of
them in the Six-A, with Battle
Creek in 1954. The Pioneers shared
the title that year with the Battle
Creek team, and have won it
outright all other ,year's.
Undoubtedly it was "fate" that
proved Ann Arbor's undoing Fri-
day. The breaks just didn't go
their way.
Credit shouldn't be taken from
Sexton, however, since they played
inspired ball under the leadership
of quarterback Dave Campbell.
Four touchdowns were scored in
the second period, so that the
halftime score was 13-13.
Fail To Retaliate
Early in the third period Sex-
ton ground out the yardage to the
one-yard line, and Campbell took
the ball over to score. Ann Arbor
wasn't able to answer this time, as
they failed to make a, first down,
although they handled the ball
four more times.
The Pioneers, with four more
games to play, still can win as
many as the 1957 team did by go-
ing undefeated the rest of the way.
Last year's squad had two non-,
league ties with Ypsilanti and
Flint Central.
It is ironic that one of the
school's top stars, Bob Correll of
the Navy team, who was All-State
for the Pioneers in 1955, should
be back in town when the fateful
blow came.
Club chat
Buses to NU
With Michigan's next grid bat-
tle an away game, the Wolverine
Club is planning transportation
for "M" students.
Next Saturday's game will be at
Northwestern, where the Michigan
team will face its second Big Ten
match, and will hope to get back
on the winning-track.
The Wolverine Club has made
arrangements for buses to leave
Ann Arbor Saturday morning at
6 a m. from the Union. The buses
will make the return trip Sunday,
leaving Evanston at 10 a.m.
Students will have to make their
own arrangements for overnight
lodging at the Northwestern cam-
pus for Saturday night.
Tickets for the bus trip will
cost $9.50 each. They will be on
sale on the Diag beginning to-
morrow and continuing through

Forgetting ometing?
ICHIGAN'S FOOTBALL TEAM forgot one of the principles of the
grid game yesterday-that the team with the most points wins.
The final score read Navy 20, Michigan 14. The fact that the' Wol-
verines outplayed the Midshipmen for almost the entire 60 minuter
of the game meant nothing. The most points always wins.
Michigan coach Bennie Oosterbaan watched his team unveil many
new plays, and the 80,000-plus crowd saw almost all'of the Wolverine
backs make spectacular runs at some point during the afternoon.
However, the brilliant offense always seemed to turn stagnant when
it neared either end of the gridiron. Seven tims the fastmoving
Michigan offense roared into Navy territory, but ran out of steam
and failed to score.
The game statistics suggest an overwhelming Michigan victory.
In first downs the home squad made a fabulous 23, while Navy rolled
up only 14. The Wolverines handled the ball for .more than 60% of
the game time, and dominated the Midshipmen completely in total
offense, having the ball for 79 plays as opposed to Navy's 53. The 'M'
squad rushed for a total of 255 yards, and passed for 141 more, while
Navy gained 162 and passed for 117.
Between the two 20-yard lines Michigan's offensive Juggernaut
was almost unstoppable. Starting quarterback Bob Ptacek, showing
more versatility than in either of the previous Michigan games, un-
folded many new running and passing plays. Stan Noskin, Ptacekls
replacement, ran his usul deceptive switches from Tto single-wing.
However, Ptacek proved the most effective, and was able to gain a
neat 10 yards towards one 'M' score - in two successive off-sides
penalties-by catching the Midshipmen unawares with a shift from
T to single-wing.
Midfeld Strength ...-
THE FACT that Michigan ran more plays, and that the offens-was
so effective, when they weren't trying to score, can be credited
primarily to the rough play of the line. The blocking was terrific the
majority of the time. Halfback Brad Myers and Fred Julian were aie
to run end sweeps that had failed against both. Southern Caifofnia,
and Michigan State.
However, Navy stiffened every time that the Wolverines got inside
the 20-yard line. Only twice were the 'M' backs able to drive t pay
dirt. The rest of the time the Midshipmen broke past the blocks-
which just didn't seem to click near. the goal line-and dumped' the
Michigan backs for losses.,Actually, on plays originating deep In
Navy territory, the Wolverines lost more yardage than they gained.
It simply didn't look like the same team when the. going got tough.
The punch wasn't there when it was, needed the most-close to the goal
The effectiveness of the mid field- offense brought to light the
talents of a number of Michigan backfield men. All of the first-string
hit the headlines. Ptacek was a terrific field general, Myers recovered
from a shaky first half to run his usual hard game the second half,
and Julian played the greatest game of his Michigan career. Ooster-
baan praised the Detroit junior for both his hard running and im-
proving defensive play,
The fourth member of the starting backfield-rugged fullback and
captain John Herrnstein-again met his nemesis. After carrying the
ball only twice, Herrnstein was carried from the field on a stretcher
before the first quarter ended. The extent of the injury is not yet
known, but it has been diagnosed as a torn ligament of the knee.
Oosterbaan summed up his chances for further action with the state-
ment, "a knee injury is always the worst of them all."
AS IN THE MICHIGAN STATE game, it is hard to tell how mueh
the team missed their rugged captain. Little Tony Rio, the toughest
man for his size on the 'M' squad, filled in marvelously on both offense
and defense. Another bright spot at the fullback position was sopho..
more John Walker, who saw his first varsity action, and showed good
power on his line plunges.
The outstanding reserve back, however, and the one who seems
to be making the top bid for a starting position was Darrell Harper,
Myers' understudy. Harper's knife-like line plunges, and driving end
runs were the high-point of many of the 'M' drives that eventually
fizzled. Healso kept up his high punt average with Michigan's only
kick of the day-a 51-yard quick kick.
Navy coach Eddie Erdelatz praised all of Michigan backs. "Every-
one impressed me," he said, "they are an extremely weil-coached out-
fit with some very good runners." When asked how he thought Michi-
gan would do the rest of the season, he felt that "they will really go
someplace. They should have a fine season." But then, what else can
a coach say when a team outplays his squad, but he is still able to
It looked for a long time like ,Michigan Athletic Director H. 0.
"Fritz" Crisler might win another game. His new points-after-touch-
down rule decided Michigan's first two games-the 20-19 victory over
Southern California and the 12-12 tie with MSU. When MNichigan made
its first two-point conversion on Ptacek's fake kick, the 14-lead
looked sufficient. It wasn't.
MICHIGAN DIDN'T WIN. They lost to a good team-one that didn't
give up when the going was tough. However, the Wolverines won'

the game of statistics, and showed that they have a line that can
block, and a backfield that can run and pass.
Oosterbaan had a sad expression on hiss face after the game, but
he retained his sense of hunlor. The corner of the locker-room where
he was talking to pressmen and well-wishers was dark. When asked
why, he pointed to the ceiling, saying, "the light went out. Just like
on that last Navy touchdown pass." As the last pressmen left, he bid
them off with the thought, "the Conference season starts next week."

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