“DIARY OF A WINNER”


 

 

JIM COLCLOUGH

FOOTBALL AT FENWAY  
Jim Colclough leads the Patriots
past the Kansas City Chiefs

October 23, 1964 ... Jim Colclough seized his chance to shine and made the most of it.  Jim caught two touchdown passes in turning in a brilliant performance as the Patriots beat the Kansas City Chiefs for the first time in three years.  The Boston College grad from Quincy who is one of the original Patriots, scored on a 38-yard play in the first quarter and repeated on a 25-yard pass that was something to see in the third period.  That was all the team needed as the defense stepped up and played its best football of the season, shackling the potent Chiefs' offense until only three seconds were left.  At that point Kansas City scored averting the first shutout in the American Football League this year.

Until the final desperation outburst which was launched with only 46 seconds remaining, the Boston defense, using a variety of blitzes and patterns, simply toyed with the Chiefs.  Neither Len Dawson or Eddie Wilson could accomplish much of anything for the Chiefs.  At the end it was hard to contain Chris Burford as Eddie Wilson heaved one from his own 47-yard line and Burford outwrestled Chuck Shonta for the ball on the Boston four.  From there Wilson passed three times in the end zone to no avail. Finally Wilson tossed a short pass to Mack Lee Hill on the two and he took it in for their only score. It was of little consequence because this was a night where the Patriots put themselves right back into contention in the AFL East.

The Patriots got lucky on the opening kickoff when J.D. Garrett was hit and skidded under the stands.  A minute later Curtis McClinton was hit by Bob Dee and fumbled.  Ron Hall fell on the ball at the KC 38-yard line.  On the next play Boston scored its first points.  Colclough went down the right side, faked toward the middle, zigzagged right and zigzagged back.  Parilli hit him on the KC 39 and Colclough took it in for the score.

Following an exchange, Larry Eisenhauer picked up his second fumble on the Chiefs' 23-yd line and in six plays the score was upped again.  This time Cappelletti kicked a 26-yd field goal.  Then it was Colclough's turn again.  When the Pats got the ball back, he ran another great pattern and Parilli found him at the Chiefs' 39. Colclough couldn't be stopped until he hauled down at the seven on the last play of the third quarter.  Only two more plays were needed to get the Patriots another score.  Tony Romeo took a pass on the one, allowing Ron Burton to run to the right on the next play, running up another score.

It was an important game, one that had the Patriots' offense and defense play in sync.  Parilli was outstanding with 13 completions in 18 attempts.  Cappy had another tremendous night.  Ron Burton and Larry Garron ran well and the defense gave up only 189 yards.  The team record in now 5-1 and the hopes for another run are alive and well.

 

 

 
 

F  E  N  W  A  Y   P  A  R  K

 
 

 

1

2

3

4

 

R

H

E

 
 

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

0

0

0

7

 

 

7

 

 
 

BOSTON PATRIOTS

7

0

10

7

 

 

24

 

 

 

 1st Qtr

38 yd Pass - Babe Parilli to Jim Colclough (Bost)
Gino Cappelletti (PAT)

Kansas City (0)
Boston (7)

 3rd Qtr

11 yd Pass - Babe Parilli to Jim Colclough (Bost)
Gino Cappelletti (PAT)

Kansas City (0)
Boston (14)

 3rd Qtr

26 yd Field Goal - Gino Cappelletti (Bost)

Kansas City (0)
Boston (17)

 4th Qtr

1 yd Rush - Ron Burton (Bost)
Gino Cappelletti (PAT)

Kansas City (0)
Boston (24)

 4th Qtr

2 yd Pass - Eddie Wilson to Mack Lee Hill (KC)
Tommy Brooker (KC)

Kansas City (7)
Boston (24)

 Attendance – 27,456