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September 23, 1971     Shelton Mason County Journal
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September 23, 1971

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BOB CRUME drives the final two yards for Shelton's first touchdown as the Highclimbers draw first blood in Friday's 21-7 conquest of North Thurston. Crume was the Climbers' leading rusher with 54 yards. By JIM KNEELAND Shelton's Climbers ran over the Rams of North Thurston as they piled up 295 yards, rushing, to beat the Rams 21-7 in last Friday's game played at North Thurston. Highlighting the game was a sixty-yard punt return by Tracy Armstrong for an easy six points. Neal White then kicked the extra point, giving Shelton a 7-0 lead with only four minutes gone in the game. Two Climber series later, the offense put together seven plays to score touchdown number two. After Neal White kicked the extra point the Climber's lead had grown to 14-0. Neal White started off the touchdown series by gaining five on a keeper play only to have it called back by a holding penalty. With a first down and twenty-five, Don Neth carried the ball for five GERBER HUNTING KNIVES IN STRAP i.lrATHIrR SCAIIIANDI "The man who owns a Gerber Hunting Knife, knows he owns the best" from $7.50 yards. On the next down, halfback Bob Crume broke loose and rambled for thirty yards leaving the ball on the seven yard line. From there, halfback Rob Settle took five yards on the next play, but again the play was called back on a penalty. Neal White then made up the five yards lost on the previous play on a keeper. Terry Knight grabbed five on the next play, putting the ball down iust short of the two-yard line. Bob Crume scored the six as he made a hard-driving run. During the rest of the second quarter, the two teams took turns possessing the ball. When play got underway after halftime, North Thurston still wasn't able to get the ball over the goal line, but Shelton wasted little time in getting another six up on the scoreboard. In the first Shelton series, the Climbers lost the ball on downs only to have it returned to them as North Thurston was forced to punt a few plays later. The Rams' punter tried to steer away from speedster Tracy Armstrong, but Armstrong still got his hands on the ball. This time Armstrong found a few Rams' waiting for him and he gained only a yard. Shelton lost the ball on downs six plays later, forcing them to punt. North Thurston didn't have the ball long, though, as Neal White intercepted an ill-fated Ram pass to set up Shelton's final score. The first play of the series was carried by Rob Settle. However, the play was nullified on an illegal procedure penalty. Halfback Bob Crume then struggled for two yards and on the next play sophomore Steve Settle grabbed another five yards. Don Neth then came in to carry the ball for eight yards and a first down. With a first down, quarterback Neal White went back to pass but was unable to hit his receiver. Steve Settle got the call again on the second-and-ten and then carried the ball two yards before meeting a Ram. Rob Settle then took over the ball-handling duties and marched ten yards for a first down on the North Thurston ten-yard-line. Quarterback White decided to go with Rob Settle again and once more Settle rambled for ten, giving the Climbers another touchdown. White kicked the extra point and Shelton's lead had swollen to 21-0. North Thurston then began to move against the Climbers. The drive came to an abrupt end, however, when Brad Oling came up with a fumble. After two yardage-losing plays and an incomplete pass, the Climbers had to return the ball to North Thurston. The punt was high and long but an illegal use-of-hands penalty called against Shelton on the play gave the Rams excellent field position. North Thurston began to eat away at the Climber defense with a balanced attack of passing and running. The score came after the North Thurston quarterback, Tom Davis, hit two consecutive passes. The first one to Rich McCallum covered twenty-six yards. The next pass went to end Kelly Crisler for a sixteen yard pass through the middle and in the end zone. The extra point was kicked with 30 seconds showing on the clock, making the score at the final 21-7. As for the statistics of the game, the Rams led in passing \ JR. & BANTAM LEAGUES START SATURDAY Juniors 10 a.m. Bantams 1 p.m. COUPLES! INDIVIDUALS! Hurry and Join the WED. NIGHT MIXED LEAGUE For further information contact the 633 S. 1st 426-8452 I with 6 of 11 passes completed, while Shelton was 0 for 4 attempts. Both Shelton and North Thurston had one pass intercepted and Shelton recovered one fumble. In the penalty department, North Thurston was penalized fifteen yards while Shelton piled up one hundred yards in penalties. Leading Shelton rushers were Bob Crume with 54 yards, Ray Krumpols with 38 yards; Steve Settle grabbed 35 yards while his brother, Rob, ran for 33. Don Neth had 26 yards in rushing. Leading tacklers for the Climbers were Duane Makoviney with 5 tackles and 3 assists and Rob Settle with 5 tackles and 2 assists. ~l~~~~~~~ Against im Coming off a two-game winning streak, Shelton will meet Timberline in their first home game to be played Friday night. Although Timberline has lost its first two games, Coach Jack Stark and Scout Harlen Buitenveld claim this is going to be one of Shelton's best games. When Timberline took on North Thurston, even though they lost, their offense piled up more yardage against the tough Ram defense than Shelton did. Buitenveld said, "I think Timberline will work harder at keeping itself in the game instead of just hammering away at the defense." ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~lIft~~~~~~~~~~~~ There wilt be a breakfast meeting of the Highclimber Booster Club Monday morning at 7 a.m. at the Timbers Restaurant. All fans and Boosters of the Climbers are invited and encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Coach Mike Sims. are now on display! Coffee & Doughnuts tlIH And Mt. View at Kneeland Center 426-8231 CLIMBER DEFENSIVE BACK Terry Knight knocks down a for a disappointed Rams' receiver. SHELTON'S STRONG defense shops a North Thurston ba negligible gain. Advanced Beginner Sat., Sept. 26 - 1 p.m. Adult C Mon., Oct. 4- Ladies Exercise & Swim Mon.-Wed.-Fri. at 10 a.m. Sat. & Sun. 2 to 4 p.m. Children (Ages 6-t,) Admitted for 30 Under 6 must be accompanied by an adult. 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