Share “Stoops: The early headlines”

Published: August 19, 2008

/> 1977

Mooney 40, East Liverpool 6

Stoops' first scoring strike from Pakalnis, a 27-yarder, was set up by 22-yard punt return by Williams.

In the third, Stoops ran back a Potter punt from Mooney's 39 to the host 45. Loew gained four and Pakalnis eight before Pakalnis hit Stoops on a 33-yarder for another score at 5:08.


Mooney 16, Fitch 0

Stoops set up the second Mooney TD as he returned a Ensign punt from the Fitch 44 to the Falcons' 18. Two players later, Loew slashed over from the two after he had raced 11 yards on the previous play.


Mooney 40, Boardman 0

Bob Stoops did not break his stride in receiving a perfectly placed Pakalnis pass covering 60 yards for a maker in the second quarter.

Stoops' stats at Mooney
Year Rec. Yards Avg. TDs
'76 5 169 33.8 4
'77 22 514 23.6 6
By Jake Trotter