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    Jacksonville Bulls @ San Diego Chargers pre-game report
    Location: San Diego Stadium; San Diego, California
    Date/time: Sunday, May 25 1975; 1:05 pm start time
    Power ranking: JACKSONVILLE 7; SAN DIEGO 8

    The 7-3 San Diego Chargers are coming off a close loss to the Oakland Raiders last Sunday afternoon in Alameda County. The offense struggled between the 20’s all game long and and had a difficult time establishing their running game. Oakland held the Bolts power combination of Montgomery and McPherson to 116 yards. “When an offense becomes one dimensional, it becomes easier for the opponent to defend its position,” claimed coach Coryell at Thursday afternoon’s press conference. “This week we get the Bulls and we have had success again them in the past. We just need to play better football this weekend.” San Diego enters the contest with the 3rd best offense in the NAFL and the 20th ranked defense.
    Passing leader: Wayne Clark 155-274-9, 2,491 yards, 14 TD
    Rushing leader: Sam McPherson 169 carries, 809 yards, 9 TD
    Receiving leader: Jim Krieg 34 receptions, 638 yards, 2 TD
    Tackle leader: Mike McCaffrey 60 tackles (40 solo/20 assists)
    Sack leader: Gary Johnson 3.5 sacks
    Injury report: None

    The Jacksonville Bulls (7-3) are arriving in San Diego after an impressive victory over the Los Angeles Express 27-10. Backup signal caller Pete Besthard, playing for an injured Robert Griese, threw for 225 yards and 2 touchdowns to get his fifteenth career victory in the NAFL. “He stepped up to the challenge and played a fantastic ball game,” commented Head Coach Monte Clark when asked about his backup Quarterback. Clark also noted that, “….. Griese will return this weekend in San Diego and Pete will be prepared if called upon again . Both are outstanding athletes.” When asked about the health of his starting quarterback, Clark mentioned, “The medical staff assures me he will be ready this week when we travel to San Diego.” The Bulls will also rely on running back Larry Crowe to continue his breakout season in NAFL.
    Passing leader: Robert Griese 171-269-7, 2,054 yards, 13 TD
    Rushing leader: Larry Crowe 158 carries, 579 yards, 1 TD
    Passing leader: Nat Moore 57 receptions, 816 yards, 3 TD
    Tackle leader: Doug Swift 70 tackles (46 solo/24 assists)
    Sack leader: David Butz 2.5 sacks
    Injury report: LB Jim O’Malley

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    Sunday May 25, 1975
    Location: San Diego Stadium, San Diego, California
    Attendance: 60,711
    Weather: Cloudy, 64 degrees, wind from the SW 11 mph
    Game MVP: Mike Montgomery

    “Montgomery excels in Bolts victory” – David Warner, San Diego Tribune

    Bolts running back Mike Montgomery was a force coming out of the backfield Sunday afternoon.He hauled in 5 passes for 80 yards a 1 touchdown en route to a 17-6 victory of the Bulls of Jacksonville. Montgomery also carried the ball 9 times for 25 yards. “He played a heck of game out there today. We were really proud of the kid.” Coach Coryell commented after the game. On the defensive side standout linebackers David Wright, Mike McCaffrey and John Carroll terrorized the Bulls offense all afternoon. They ended the day with 24 total tackles, 1 sack, 1 FF, and 1 fumble recovery. “They was all over the field today. Sometimes players just have a day to remember. Today was their day.” Coach Coryell mentioned in his post game conference. “Our offense could just not get out of the gate,” continued Coryell. The Chargers could muster to get in the end zone twice all afternoon but it turned out to be just enough. Wayne Clark was intercepted twice and Sam McPherson added 98 yards on the ground.

    Plays from scrimmage: Jacksonville 64 (23 First Downs); San Diego 64 (19 First Downs)
    Rushing: Jacksonville 23 for 111 yards (5.0 avg); San Diego 34 for 140 yards (4.1 avg)
    Pass plays: Jacksonville 18 of 40 (45%), 1 INT; San Diego 17 for 30 (57%), 2 TD, 2 INT
    Passing: Jacksonville 247 yards (6.2 per play); San Diego 233 yards (7.8 per play)
    Sacked: Jacksonville 2 time for 10 yards
    Turnovers: Jacksonville 2; San Diego 3
    Punts: Jacksonville 4 punts for 154 yards (38,5 avg); San Diego 3 punts for 148 yards (49.3 avg)
    Third Down: Jacksonville 2 for 12 (17%); San Diego 5 for 11 (45%)
    Red Zone: Jacksonville 2 for 4 (2 FG, 0 TD); San Diego 2 for 3 (0 FG, 2 TD)
    Time of Possession: Jacksonville 29:43; San Diego 30:17

    Game Information
    Second Quarter
    SD – FG James Feller 47 yards 3-0 SD
    JAX – Bill Bell 24 yards 3-3
    SD – TD Gary Garrison 9 yard pass from Wayne Clark (James Feller kick) 10-3 SD
    Fourth Quarter
    JAX – FG Bill Bell 23 yards 10-6 SD
    SD – TD Mike Montgomery 13 yard pass from Wayne Clark (James Feller kick) 17-6 SD

    Top Performers
    QB Wayne Clark 17-30-2, 233 yards, 2 TD; 2 carries, 7 yards
    RB Mike Montgomery 9 carries, 25 yards; 5 receptions, 80 yards, 1 TD
    FB Sam McPherson 22 carries, 98 yards; 1 reception, 9 yards
    TE Bob Klein 4 receptions, 34 yards
    LB Mike McCaffrey 8 tackles
    LB David Wright 9 tackles, 1 FF
    LB John Carroll 7 tackles, 1 sack
    S Bruce Laird 5 tackles, 1 sack
    QB Robert Griese 11-20-1, 144 yards; 2 carries, 12 yards
    QB Pete Beathard 7-20, 113 yards 1 carry, 2 yards
    RB Larry Crowe 7 carries, 48 yards; 3 receptions, 43 yards
    WR Nat Moore 5 receptions, 79 yards
    DE Bill Stanfill 11 tackles
    DT Bill Line 6 tackles
    LB Joe Rizzo 8 tackles

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    League round up

    “Stallions lose to Mavs” – The Birmingham News

    Daniel Fouts threw for 273 yards and 2 touchdowns as the Mavericks rolled past the Stallions 28-21. It was the first loss for Birmingham after winning two in a row. “The highs and lows of a season can be frustrating. We just need to get back to playing the game like I know our team can,” commented Stallions Coach Marion Campbell after the game.

    “Stars pull off upset” - Philadelphia Inquirer

    Mike Richardson and Lee Bouggess combined for 174 yards rush as they helped the Stars surge past the Toronto Argonauts 17-10. The Loss dropped the Argonauts to 9-2 on the season

    “Invaders stop Riders” – Oakland Tribune

    Kenneth Stabler threw for 222 yards and Marvin Hubbard added another 79 yards on the ground as the Invaders defeated the Riders 23-14. The Oakland Invaders improved to 9-2 on the season.

    “Outlaws lose game and QB” – The Oklahoman

    The Oklahoma City Outlaws lost to the Denver Gold 38-21 Sunday afternoon and also lost their starting signal caller as well. Outlaws Quarterback Carl Summerell went down with an apparent knee injury in the first quarter. Summerell has suffered ruptured knee ligaments and will miss the next 8 weeks. Backup Quarterback Craig Morton played well In his absence throwing for 234 yards in the loss.

    Washington 13 @ Boston 24; GAME MVP: RB Ron James 107 total yards, 1 TD
    Santa Clara 37 @ Calgary13; GAME MVP: RB Jimmy Thomas 199 total yards, 2 TD
    Las Vegas 33 @ Houston 13; GAME MVP: WR Ike Harris 5 receptions, 123 yards, 1 TD
    Columbus 30 @ Pittsburgh 10; GAME MVP: RB Josh Ashton 102 total yards, 1 TD
    Indianapolis 33 @ Chicago 7; GAME MVP: WR Glenn Doughty 5 receptions, 152 yards, 2 TD
    Arizona 10 @ Los Angeles 30; GAME MVP: RB Otis Armstrong 110 total yards, 1 TD
    Cleveland 21 @ Nashville 28; GAME MVP: DT Dave Tipton 9 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 INT, 1 TD
    Seattle 10 @ St. Louis 20; GAME MVP: FB Earl Williams 76 total yards, 1 TD
    Winnipeg 44 @ Edmonton 21; GAME MVP: FB Jerimiah Jackson 100 total yards, 2 TD
    British Columbia 30 @ New York 10; GAME MVP: RB Chuck Foreman 215 total yards

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    League standings - week 12 report

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    Monday, May 26, 1975

    “Coach Coryell shares injury update from 17-6 win against Bulls” – David Warner, San Diego Tribune

    The San Diego Chargers left Sunday’s home game a little banged up. Coach Coryell addressed those injuries Monday afternoon when met with the media. Tackle William Shields, who left the field in the middle of the third quarter, has been diagnosed with torn biceps and is expected to miss at least three weeks. “It’s a shame. He got his eleventh start on Sunday after a terrific week of practice and performed well before he went down. We will meet this evening to discuss our options and see how the week goes. This season has been tough on our tackles. I can tell you this…it will be Frank Jr. or Larson…that’s about all I can give you.” Safety Nate Allen is expected to miss next week’s match out in Oklahoma City. He suffered a strained ankle late in the fourth quarter will be out of action one week. Allen has 40 tackles and 5 PDs in nine starts this season. “Nate has a ton of heart and talent. We could really use him in Oklahoma City this weekend. Looks like Mr. Fuller will have to step up and fill his shoes.” Backup safety Mike Fuller will have one week to prepare for his new role. Fuller, out of Auburn, is in his first year with the organization and has 11 tackles this season. Center Alan Kelso, who exited Sunday’s in the second quarter, will be sidelined for one week with a sprained ankle. “Alex has been a part of our offensive line since he was drafted in ‘73. He’s an iron man who has started a ton of games for this team. Jack Porter filled in nicely in the second half Sunday.” Center Alan Kelso, out of Washington, has started 37 games for the Bolts since joining the team . “His veteran skills will be missed next week against a solid Outlaws defensive line,” continued Coach Coryell. Once Coryell finished is brief meeting with the press, he headed off to another coaches meeting, this one to discuss game plan ideas for the following week.

    “Gladiators woes continue – Lose Owens for 9 weeks” – Cleveland Plain Dealer

    The Gladiators medical staff has reported that starting receiver Morris Owens has suffered a broken fibula and he will miss the next 9 weeks. Owens has 24 receptions for 537 yards and 5 touchdowns in 11 starts this season.

    “Johnson down again” – Denver Post

    Starting Fullback William Johnson will miss action for the second time this season. The Gold Medical staff has reported that Johnson suffered a sprained back in Sunday’s 38-21 victory over division rival Oklahoma City Outlaws. Johnson will miss be sidelined for next three weeks.

    “Geddes goes down in Bandits Victory”- Las Vegas Review-Journal

    Starting Linebacker Bob Geddes went down early in Sunday afternoon’s victory over the Houston Gamblers. It was reported this morning that Geddes will be out of actions for the next 7 weeks with a stretched knee ligament. Geddes has 80 tackles and 1 sack in 12 starts.

    “Victory over Argos proves costly” – Philadelphia Inquirer

    The Philadelphia Star organization was dealt a heavy blow to their ’75 campaign Monday morning. The Stars medical staff has reported that Starting Quarterback Vincent Jaworski will miss the next 3 weeks with a strained Knee.

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    Thursday’s practice report – May 29, 1975

    The team got a pleasant surprise this morning as they sat for their morning meeting. Players and coaches had gathered at 9 am to discuss the previous day’s practice and plans for the upcoming game, when principle owner Claude Altizer arrived . After a brief “meet and greet” the team got back down to business. When the meeting ended forty minutes later, Altizer excused himself to meet with the medical staff. The rest of the players, along coaches and staff, broke off into respective offensive and defensive meetings before taking the practice field at 11:45 am. Shields, Allen, and Kelso did not suit up for the afternoon practice and will not be available for next Sunday’s matchup. When Coach Coryell met with press at 2:30 pm, he noted that safety Mike Fuller has had a great week of practice and will be ready for his first start in NAFL. In addition, William Frank Jr. will get the nod at Right Tackle. It will be the second year vet’s fourteenth start. “Frank had a great practice and is a great student of the game. He is ready for the challenge,” stated Coach Coryell to the press. Coryell also addressed the situation at the Center position and stated that Jack Porter will be making the start.

    Front office report

    The Director of Player Personnel Edwin Altizer sat down with General Manager James Harland, Coach Coryell and his staff, and Chief Scout McKenzie Thursday evening to discuss contract renewals and the team’s direction in draft scouting. With several key players yet to be signed and the salary cap looming large it has become apparent that changes in personnel will, by necessity, have to take place in the off season. Veteran linebackers Mike McCaffrey and John Carroll are both in the final year of their four year contracts. In addition veteran safety Nate Allen has yet to ink a deal and sources indicate he could be on his way out. Another key to Coach Coryell’s offensive scheme up for contract renewal is Wide Receiver Gary Garrison. Garrison, who has 453 receptions, 7,925 yards, and 44 touchdowns all with San Diego, was, no doubt, a hot topic of discussion during the meeting. Other players at the end of their current contracts include QB Ed Baker, TE Pete Watson, G Vern Winfield, DT Mitch Sutton, and DT Preston Carpenter. Meanwhile, Chief Scout McKenzie updated the group on the progress of the draft scouting reports. He also presented them with some offensive linemen that may strengthen the depth and play an important role in the future success of the Chargers. Among those included were Bob Rush, University of Memphis, Greg Koch, University of Arkansas, and Ted Peterson out of Eastern Illinois. McKenzie also presented some options at the receiver position. They included Jerry Gaines, Western Carolina, Larry Dorsey, Tennessee State, and Artie Owens out of West Virginia. The current payroll of the Bolts sits at roughly $11.9 million with about $1 million of cap room.

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    Friday, May 30, 1975

    “Bolts and Outlaws re-new rivalry this weekend in Oklahoma City” – David Warner, San Diego Tribune

    (8-3) San Diego Chargers @ (3-8) Oklahoma City Outlaws
    Location/time: Oklahoma Memorial Stadium; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1 PM CST
    Point spread: -10 (SD)
    Over/Under: 38.5
    Power Rank: San Diego 5; Oklahoma City 28

    Two successful NAFL coaches will match wits this weekend in Oklahoma City. David Coryell, 53-39 in San Diego, is looking for his 54th win at the helm. Meanwhile his opponent, Joe Walton will be searching for his 44th win with Oklahoma City. Walton is 43-46-2 in his tenure as the head Outlaw. The game may also provide some serious fireworks as two of the better Running backs in the league face off against one another. Sam McPherson and Rickey Young have combined for 1,840 yards and 14 touchdowns over the course of the season. San Diego brings the 3rd ranked offense and the 19th ranked defense into Sunday’s contest. While the Outlaws have the 16th ranked offense and the 15th ranked defense. “Both teams are evenly matched on both sides of the ball don’t let their record fool you.. They have always presented us with a matchup nightmare. Come out this weekend it’s going to be a terrific game,” mentioned Coach Coryell when Warner caught up with him Friday afternoon.
    Injury report: T William Shields, C Alan Kelso, S Nate Allen
    Passing leader: Wayne Clark 172-304-11, 2,724 yards, 16 TD
    Rushing leader: Sam McPherson 191 carries, 907 yards, 9 TD
    Receiving leader: Jim Krieg 36 receptions, 661 yards, 2 TD
    Tackle leader: Mike McCaffrey 68 tackles (45 solo/23 assists)
    Sack leader: Gary Johnson 3.5 sacks
    Interception leader: Levi Johnson 2 INT
    Injury report: QB Carl Summerell, TE Walter White, TE Jim Obradovich, WR Herman Franklin,
    DE George Martin, CB Scott Eaton
    Passing leader: Carl Summerell 160-294-9, 2,445 yards, 13 TD
    Rushing leader: Rickey Young 210 carries, 933 yards, 5 TD
    Receiving leader: Fred Riley 42 receptions, 753 yards, 5 TD
    Tackle leader: Jimmy Files 77 tackles (55 solo/22 assists)
    Sack leader: Andrew Giles 4 sacks
    Interception leader: Ernie Jackson 3 INT

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    Sunday, June 1, 1975
    San Diego Chargers @ Oklahoma City Outlaws
    Location/time: Oklahoma Memorial Stadium; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1 PM CST
    Attendance: 62,229
    Weather: Cloudy 80 degrees; no wind
    Game MVP: Gary Garrison

    “Bolts defeat short-handed Outlaws 27-10” – David Warner, San Diego Tribune

    Mike Montgomery and Sam McPherson combined for 162 yards and Gary Garrison hauled 6 receptions for 103 yards and a touchdown in a 27-10 victory over the Outlaws . The win, though hard fought, improved the Chargers to 9-3 on the season. Wayne Clark and his corps of receivers had a difficult time getting anything going all afternoon. Oklahoma City’s all world Linebackers Brian Giles and Jimmy Files and defensive end Andrew Giles terrorized Clark all afternoon.. Clark finished the afternoon with 13 completions for 186 yards and 2 touchdowns. “We also were penalized 9 times. 7 of those were offensive holding,” commented a somber Coach Coryell after the game. “Schnelker did a nice job adjusting the game plan and cutting loose Montgomery and McPherson.” McPherson carried the ball 27 times for 93 yards, including a brilliant 1 yard touchdown run in the second quarter. “He ran to one side of the field….then turned back the other way to get in end zone. The play seemed to take 5 minutes I swear,” continued Coryell in the post game press conference.. Meanwhile, Jackie Simpson’s defense pinned down Craig Morton had his talented receivers for most of the game. Linebacker David Wright and Company kept the Outlaws pinned down on their side of the field for most of the afternoon. Coach Coryell also touched on two key injuries the Bolts suffered during the contest. Tight End Bob Klein suffered what appeared to be a minor leg injury and did not return. “He pulled something…not sure what….we will know more on Monday.” In addition to Klein, Coryell mentioned that Guard Douglas Wilkerson went down with a serious injury in the third quarter. “I am assured that Doug will miss some significant playing time.”

    Plays from scrimmage: San Diego 63 (17 First Downs); Oklahoma City 39 (11 First Downs)
    Rushing: San Diego 44 for 162 yards (3.7 avg); Oklahoma City 17 for 56 yards (3.3 avg)
    Pass plays: San Diego 13 for 18 (72%), 2 TD; Oklahoma City 11 for 21 (52%), 1 TD
    Passing: San Diego 180 yards (10.0 per play); Oklahoma City 134 yards (6.4 per play_
    Sacked: San Diego 1 time for 6 yards; Oklahoma City 1 time for 7 yards
    Turnovers: No turnovers
    Punts: San Diego 2 punts for 84 yards (42.0 avg); Oklahoma City 5 punts 210 yards (42.0 avg)
    Third Down: San Diego 10 for 14 (71%); Oklahoma City 3 for 9 (33%)
    Red Zone: San Diego 3 for 3 (1 FG, 2 TD); Oklahoma City 1 for 1 (0 FG, 1 TD)
    Time of Possession: San Diego 39:35; Oklahoma City 20:25

    Game Information
    First Quarter
    SD – TD David Smith 12 yard pass from Wayne Clark (James Feller kick) 7-0 SD
    Second Quarter
    SD – TD Sam McPherson 1 yard run (James Feller kcik) 14-0 SD
    SD – TD Gary Garrison 37 yard pass from Wayne Clark (James Feller kick) 21-0 SD
    OKC– FG Pete Gogolak 57 yards 21-3 SD
    Third Quarter
    SD – FG Jame Feller 21 yards 24-3 SD
    Fourth Quarter
    OKC – TD Fred Riley 1 yard pass from Craig Morton (Pete Goglak kick) 24-10 SD
    SD – FG James Feller 50 yards 27-10 SD

    Top Performers
    QB Wayne Clark 13-18, 186 yards, 2 TD
    RB Mike Montgomery 14 carries, 58 yards; 1 reception, 7 yards
    FB Sam McPherson 27 carries, 93 yards, 1 TD; 2 receptions, 21 yards
    WR Gary Garrison 6 receptions, 103 yards, 1 TD
    LB David Wright 8 tackles, 1 sack
    QB Craig Morton 11-21, 141 yards, 1 TD
    RB Rickey Young 14 carries, 41 yards; 2 receptions, 31 yards
    TE Bob Tucker 4 receptions, 48 yards
    DE Andrew Giles 6 tackles, 1 sack
    LB Brian Giles 8 tackles
    S Jack Mildren 7 tackles

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    League round up

    “Invaders on a roll, edge Bulls 7-6” – Oakland Tribune

    The red hot Oakland Invaders won their fourth game in a row Sunday afternoon, 7-6 over the Jacksonville Bulls. Invaders coach Ollie Spencer is 60-29-3 since taking the reins in 1970. Kenneth Stabler threw for 201 yards and 1 touchdown in the victory.

    “Ashton has field day against Spartans” – The Columbus Dispatch

    Glory running back Josh Ashton pummeled Santa Clara’s defense for 133 yards rushing en route a 36-10 drubbing of the Spartans. He also added 30 yards receiving to end the day with 163 yards of total offense. Johnson now has 4,056 career rushing yards. Columbus improved to 6-6 on the season.

    “Trappers pull off upset” – Edmonton Journal

    Bob Newland had 6 receptions for 104 yards and 1 touchdown as his Trappers upset the British Columbia Lions 15-14. Edmonton improved to 2-11 on the season. Newland now has 5,230 career yards receiving and is in his fifth season with the Trappers.

    Scores from around the league

    Houston 10 @ Birmingham 23; GAME MVP: WR Randall Flatley 4 receptions, 57 yards, 1 TD
    Los Angeles 20 @ Seattle 6; GAME MVP: WR Barry Pearson 4 receptions, 77 yards
    Forth Worth 22 @ Denver 10; GAME MVP: RB Joe Madden 124 total yards, 1 TD
    Boston 20 @ Toronto 27; GAME MVP: TE Keith Kittle 5 receptions, 66 yards
    New York 7 @ Charlotte 20; GAME MVP: RB Larry McCutcheon 86 total yards, 1 TD
    Philadelphia 0 @ Indianapolis 22; GAME MVP: K Jim O’Brien 5/5 FG, 1 PAT
    Las Vegas 14 @ Washington 31; GAME MVP: RB Delvin Williams 170 total yards, 2 TD
    Arizona 30 @ Chicago 24; GAME MVP: RB Abner Haynes 166 total yards, 1 TD
    Calgary 24 @ Winnipeg 30 (OT); GAME MVP: WR Charles Joiner 5 receptions, 75 yards, 1 TD
    St. Louis 27 @ Cleveland 24; GAME MVP: TE Jackie Smith 10 receptions, 100 yards, 1 TD
    Nashville 20 @ Pittsburgh 24; GAME MVP: QB Joe Gilliam 14/30, 155 yards, 1 TD

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    “Bolts injury update includes Klein and Wilkerson” – David Warner, San Diego Tribune

    Tight End Bob Klein and Guard Douglas Wilkerson left Sunday’s game against the Outlaws after apparent injuries. Klein, who was injured in the first quarter, suffered a pulled calf and will not suit up for practice this week. “We are keeping him off the field this week, as prescribed by the medical staff, and he will be evaluated before next Sunday’s game against Forth Worth. However, I am assured he will not suit up for the game,” stated Coach Coryell Tuesday evening when asked about the condition of his starting Tight End. Wilkerson, who left game with 1:46 left in the third quarter, has been diagnosed with a sprained knee and will miss at least 7 weeks. “Wilkerson excels all categories….but is best known for his run blocking abilities. He will be sorely missed,” continued Coryell. “Ira Gordon will get the start in his absence that is for sure… far as Klein’s replacement….will wait and see how Strozier and Watson perform through the week. On the good news side of the fence, the Bolts medical staff has cleared Nate Allen and Alan Kelso and both can return to practice on Wednesday. With as well as backups Mike Fuller and Jack Porter performed in Sunday’s win against Oklahoma City Coryell, Schnelker, and Simpson have some decisions to make. “It’s going be a good week of practice. We’ve got our whole defensive backfield available for the trip to Fort Worth this weekend. It may be come down to a game time decision,” commented Coach Simpson.

    “League injury reports still keeping record pace” – David Warner, San Diego Tribune

    Team injury reports have grown throughout the league and are still on record pace through 13 weeks of the ’75 campaign. There are currently 167 players that will be listed as inactive heading into the fourteenth week of the season. The list includes 33 players that are listed as 'out for season'. Denver has 9 players out with Oklahoma City a close second with 8. The Santa Clara Spartans are the healthiest team in the league with one player reported on unable to play this Sunday.

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    “The NAFL coaching carousel kicked off early this season.” – Ray Herbert, San Diego Tribune

    Washington’s General Manager Joe Thomas announced Thursday afternoon that the organization has parted ways with second year head coach Ralph Hawkins. Hawkins posted a 7-21 record while employed in nations capitol. Offensive Coordinator Charlie Waller will take over for the final four games of the season. “We had high expectations when Hawkins came on board. It just didn’t work out the way we envisioned it,” mentioned Thomas when asked about the changes. “We have some options as we begin our search for replacements, but we will leave that for another day.”

    Las Vegas Bandits Bob Holloway has stepped down as Head Coach. Holloway, who was in his fourth season and compiled 20-38-4 record, met with the press Thursday evening to announce he is stepping down as the Bandits lead man. Holloway will remain with the organization as a Special Assistant. Assistant Coach George Brancato will serve as interim coach for the remainder of the ’75 campaign.

    San Diego Chargers @ Fort Worth Mavericks pre-game report
    Location: Tarrant County Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas
    Date/time: Sunday, June 8, 1975; 1:15 CST
    Point spread: -3.5 (FW)
    Over/Under: 45
    Power Rank: San Diego 5; Forth Worth 3

    “Clark and Company head to Texas to tackle Fouts Inc.” – David Warner, San Diego Tribune

    The 9-3 San Diego Chargers will arrive in Fort Worth Sunday afternoon on the heels of a solid performance in Oklahoma City against the Outlaws. The Bolts will be without starting Tackle William Shields and Guard Douglas Wilkerson. However, Center Alan Kelso was cleared to play on Thursday evening will be ready to go. “Our offensive line should be ready to go and ready to take on the challenges posed by the Mavericks D-Line. And then there is Fouts. He one of the better signal callers in the league,” mentioned Coach Coryell when the press caught up with Thursday evening. Fouts and the Mavericks are coming off hard fought victory against the Denver Gold 22-10. They enter Sunday’s contest with a 9-3 record.

    Injury report: T William Shields, G Douglas Wilkerson, TE Bob Klein
    Passing leader: Wayne Clark 185-322-11, 2,910 yards, 18 TD
    Rushing leader: Sam McPherson 218 carries, 1,000 yards, 10 TD
    Receiving leader: Jim Krieg 37 receptions, 682 yards, 2 TD
    Tackle leader: Mike McCaffrey 71 tackles (48 solo/23 assists)
    Sack leader: John Carroll 4 sacks
    Interception leader: Levi Johnson 2 INT
    Injury report: LB Jackson Lambert, S Charlie West, FB Odell Lawson, T George Corbin, T Randall Washington
    Passing leader: Daniel Fouts 196-332-4, 2,959 yards, 22 TD
    Rushing leader: Joe Madden 167 carries, 797 yards, 7 TD
    Receiving leader: TE Hewritt Dixon 40 receptions, 562 yards, 4 TD
    Tackle leader: Mike Kolen 93 tackles (54 solo/39 assists)
    Sack leader: Ed Jones 2.5
    Interception leader: Lloyd Mumphord 2 INT

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    Sunday, June 8, 1975

    San Diego Chargers @ Fort Worth Mavericks
    Location: Tarrant County Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas
    Attendance: 59.959
    Weather: Sunny, 90 degrees, wind from SE 9 mph
    Game MVP: Daniel Fouts

    “9-3 Bolts and 9-3 Mavs slug it out in Tarrant County, Texas” – Ray Herbert, San Diego Tribune

    David Coryell’s Chargers locked horns with Gene Stallings’ Mavericks Sunday afternoon in Tarrant County, Texas. At stake were possible division titles and first round byes for each team in the upcoming NAFL playoffs. What was tabbed to be an offensive shootout for the ages between to formidable offenses turned into a defensive struggle, as the Hometown Mavs edged the Bolts 19-14.“Basically it became a Wright verses Kolen title bout instead of the long anticipated Fouts verses Clark fight,” mentioned Coach Coryell in his post game conference. Fouts and Clark combined for 325 yards of passing offense and only 2 touchdown passes. “Both defensive backfields stepped up to the challenge and basically forced both teams into a game of inches on the ground. And Today their run defense proved to be better that ours,” continued Coach Coryell. The Mavericks held the Chargers to a season low 81 yards on the ground and 121 yards through the air. The victory gave Stallings Mavs a one game lead in the EFC South, while loss dropped the Bolts one game behind the Invaders for the WFC West title. On a side note San Diego Punter Dennis Partee established two new single game records on Sunday. He had 8 punts breaking his own record set June 24, 1973 for 369 yards, eclipsing his March 11, 1973 performance. “Honestly….He was our Player of the Game…..” commented Coach Coryell.

    Plays from scrimmage: San Diego 49 (9 First Downs); Fort Worth 51 (14 First Downs)
    Rushing: San Diego 23 for 81 yards (3.5 avg); Fort Worth 29 for 80 yards (2.8 avg)
    Pass plays: San Diego 13 for 25 (52%), 1 TD, 1 INT; Fort Worth 13 for 21 (62%), 1 TD
    Passing: San Diego 121 yards (4.8 per play); Fort Worth 191 yards (9.1 per play)_
    Sacked: San Diego 1 time for 5 yards; Fort Worth 1 time for 8 yards
    Turnovers: San Diego 1; Fort Worth 1
    Punts: San Diego 8 punts for 369 yards (46.1 avg); Fort Worth 6 punts for 239 yards (39.8 avg)
    Third Down: San Diego 3 for 13 (23%); Fort Worth 1 for 11 (9%)
    Red Zone: San Diego 1 for 1 (1 TD); Fort Worth 3 for 3 (2 FG, 1 TD
    Time of Possession: San Diego 27:58; Oklahoma City 32:02

    Game Information
    First Quarter
    FW – FG George Hunt 50 yards; 3-0 FW
    Second Quarter
    SD – TD Mike Montgomery 14 yard pass from Wayne Clark (James Feller kick) 7-3 SD
    Third Quarter
    FW– FG George Hunt 50 yards; 7-6 SD
    Fourth Quarter
    FW – TD Mark Findley 5 yard pass from Daniel Fouts (George Hunt kick) 13-7 FW
    FW – FG George Hunt 23 yards; 16-7 FW
    SD – TD Louie Kelcher 41 yard fumble recovery (James Feller kick) 16-14 FW
    FW – FG George Hunt 29 yards; 19-14 FW

    Top performers
    QB Wayne Clark 13-25-1, 126 yards, 1 TD; 4 carries 20 yards
    RB Mike Montgomery 7 carries, 18 yards; 5 receptions, 40 yards, 1 TD
    WR Jim Krieg 4 receptions, 60 yards
    DE Gary Johnson 5 tackles, 1 sack
    DT Louie Kelcher 4 tackles, 1 FR, 1 TD
    LB David Wright 8 tackles
    LB Mike McCaffrey 7 tackles
    QB Daniel Fouts 13-21, 199 yards; 2 carries, 5 yards
    RB Joe Madden 21 carries, 61 yards; 2 receptions, 29 yards
    WR Lee Stallworth 4 receptions, 73 yards
    DE Ed Jones 5 tackles, 1 sack
    LB Mike Kolen 8 tackles
    S Allen Ellis 5 tackles, 1 INT

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    Re: NAFL: "Bolts charge ahead in '75"

    League rounds up

    “Harper rolls through Glory” – Chicago Tribune

    Chicago Blitz Fullback Roland Harper eclipsed the receiving century mark for the first time this season. He finished the day with 8 receptions for 133 yards and 2 touchdowns out of the backfield. The Blitz defeated Columbus 17-14.

    “Argos improve to 11-2” – Toronto Star

    Jimmie Lee Jones had a field day against the Calgary Defense on Sunday. Jones torched the Stamps’for 167 yards of total offense and 2 touchdowns. “He was on fire today. When the guy gets hot like that, we just feed him the ball and let him roll,” commented Coach Leo Cahill after the game.

    “Gold edge Invaders in WFC West showdown” – Denver Post

    Woody Green plowed through the Oakland Invaders defense for 113 yards on the ground and 1 touchdown. His effort helped his Denver Gold upset Oakland 14-10.

    Seattle 28 @ Arizona 21; GAME MVP: QB David Dawson 21/39, 233 yards, 2 TD
    San Antonio 20 @ Houston 0; GAME MVP: WR Drew Pearson 3 receptions, 73 yards, 1 TD
    Los Angeles 17 @ Santa Clara 21; GAME MVP: QB Bobby Scott 17/28, 307 yards, 3 TD
    Edmonton 7 @ Boston 33; GAME MVP: TE John Tanner 7 receptions, 121 yards, 1 TD
    Birmingham 27 @ Jacksonville 6; GAME MVP: Randall Flatley 5 receptions, 85 yards
    Nashville 10 @ St. Louis 16; GAME MVP: WR Ken Payne 7 receptions, 130 yards, 1 TD
    Oklahoma City 10 @ Las Vegas 19; GAME MVP: K Jose Hernandez 4/5 FG, 1/1 PAT
    Philadelphia 31 @ Washington 21; GAME MVP: RB Mike Richardson 90 total yards, 2 TD
    Charlotte 0 @ Cleveland 13; GAME MVP: WR Shane Austin 4 receptions, 108 yards
    Pittsburgh 28 @ New York 21; GAME MVP: FB Frank Harris 117 total yards, 1 TD
    British Columbia 10 @ Winnipeg 13; GAME MVP; WR Charles Joiner 4 receptions, 66 yards

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