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8 B TIlE SUPERIOR EXPRESS Thursday, November 9, 1972 NELSON QUARTERBACK Joe Wehrman (14) made several outstanding calls as he led the Tigers to victory over Red Cloud Friday. Express Photo game underway. DAVE CLABAUGH (80) reaches for the pass from Wehrman. Red Cloud kept Nelson from getting their passing Nelson Takes East RVL Crown, 16-8 Nelson Tiger fans, seeing their team play tie ball with Red Cloud for nearly the entire game, were trying to remember how the rule book would decide the winner of the eastern division of the Republican Valley League crown. When with 3:33 left in the game, most speculation stop- ped. It looked like Red Cloud was going to get the ball and a chance to break an 8-8 deadlock the Warriors had shared with Nelson since the three minute mark of the third period. The Tigers were stopped short on a fourth down situation but fortuna rely for Nelson there was a flag on the play and Red Cloud drew a holding penalty. Given a breath of new life with a first and ten by the miscue, Nelson took advantage of the break to score the win- ning TD with a minute and half left to play. Nelson's victory sets up the RVL playoff game with west division winner Arapahoe Friday on the Tiger's home field. Game time is 2 p.m. The defenses dominated in the well-played game between long-time rivals. For the fourth consecutive year, the Red Cloud-Nelson game decided the eastern division winners. Early in the game, the Warriors were moving against the Tigers but an early de- the scoreless first half. Stan Eilers took a pass from Wehrman to complete the conversion attempt. The eight-point Tiger lead was short lived as Red Cloud got back into the game with a one- yard run by Jack Hiburn. Kelly Harner, ran the conversion in. The game was again tied. That's where things stood until 1:25 was left in the game when Wehrman sneaked over from the two-yard line. Hinz made the final tally 16-8 when he carried the conversion across. Game Statistics Red Nelson Cloud 1st Downs 16 6 Number attempts Rushing 50 34 Yards rushing 238 109 Yards passing 44 29 Total offensive plays 56 38 Total net yards 281 137 Fumbles lost 4-2 1-I Penalties 1-15 6- 60 Punts-yards 1-28 6-229 Score by quarters: Nelson 0 0 8 8-16 Red Cloud 0 0 8 0--8 zensive change stopped their running attack. It was a hard, rough game throughout as both teams gave their all for the victory. One of the largest crowds present for a football game in Nelson ignored the muddy sidelines while supporting their team. In spite of several days of wet weather, the field was in good playing condition. Passing only occasionally, Nelson's first score came on a 44-yard bomb from Joe Wehrman to wingback Donnie Biltoft who had gotten behind the warrior defenders. Wehr- man threw a perfect strike for the score which came on the Tigers inital possession after Express Photo SPUCC Will Meet At Alma Tuesday The South Platte United Chambers of Commerce will hold their regular November meeting Tuesday at Alma. Owen Kirby, president of Producers Livestock Credit Corporation of Chicago, wfl] be the guest speaker. En- tertainment will be provided by the Harlan County Women's Barber Shop Chorus. '1'he directors meeting and social hour will be at the country club. The dinner meeting, which begins at 6:30 p.m., will be in the city auditorium. THERE WERE PLENTY of tense moments for Nelson coaches Tom Murray DeBoer as the Tigers battled to a last minute victory over Red Cloud. Ex THE TEARFUL NELSON cheerleaders looked as if all their hopes for victory were dashed when Start Eilers was dropped on the field and appeared to be Iniured. His sister, Gay Eilers, Is pictured in the foreground. Express Photo Final Standings RVL East Nelson Red Cloud Alma Kenesaw Orleans Blue Hill Franklin All Conf. 8-1 6-0 7-2 5-1 7-2 4-2 5-4-1 2-3-1 3-5-1 2-4 1-7-1 1-4-1 1-8 0-6 Final Standings RVL West All Conf. Arapahoe 8-1 7-0 Bertrand 6-2-1 5-2 Rep. Valley 5-3 5-2 Cambridge 5-4 4-3 Elwood 3-6 3-4 Oxford 2-6-1 2-5 Lex. St. Ann 2-7 2-5 Beaver City 0-9 0-7 BUT ALL TURNED out well, Stan Eilers returned to play and the cheerleaders were fllled with joy. ExpresS / CONGRATULATIONS! T MS GOOD LUCK for the Conference Titles Nelson vs. Arapahoe Friday, November 10 2:00 P.m. Nelson, Nebraska Davenport vs. Meridian Wednesday, November 8 7:30 p.m. Davenport, Nebraska SECURITY NATIONAL BANK Member of F. D., I. C. HOLD IN HEAT, KEEP 0 justerWindows " DO' NUtNE FLEX. O, GLASS stronger than poiy- .. ethylene--it's the only /rso the name plastic window materia,*'- WarP'$ branded GUARANTEED / Warps on the edge for your protection. 2 FULL YEARS AT YOUR HARDWARE, LUMBER & BUILDING S Mullet's Hardware-Furn Phone 879-3716 SuperiOr' Pedersen Lumber Corn Phone 279-3435 HardY, Valley Building Center, Phjne 879-3296 SuperiOr, Coast To Coast Phone 879-4119 SuperiOr,