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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - August 31, 1963, Abilene, Texas Albany picked for title Lions to Roar in to a the Abilene reported news c a Abilene Texas saturday morning Angust la Imi a ready Bunch of bears a these eight Baird bears appear Light Are Richard Windham Danny Ross. Douglas Jaggers Edwin ready for the 1962 season to open. Coach Vernon Townsend will Ault and Kelton Jones. Backs Are Tommy Barton Wally Harris and rely heavily upon this Crew in the 10-a title Chase. Linemen left to Eddie Childers. All staff photos by Jim Parsons by James Norman reporter nows sports writer Albany a slumped Quot last football Mason. After 29 victories in a Row the Lions lost their season opener to class a Olney. In pre District warfare they were beaten by two 6 a outfits. Anson and Winters then after roaring through District 10-a play undefeated the Lions bowed to eventual state Champion Rotan in the semifinals. Albany s final showing a 9-4-1 record fit tied Burnet 28 28 see picture schedule on 8-a was of course quite remarkable especially since the Lions had a team comprised mostly of inexperienced sophomores but Albany had Hung up two successive state championship flags prior to last season and despite being heavily nit by graduation Hometown folks were anticipating More of the same this it ear the Lions appear potent enough to again claim the state title one Texas Magazine has already predicted such happenings. Coach Harold Barrett has 14 Letterman bark. Including four All District selections to Back up his lofty pre season rating. And the get returnee&Quot., All solid football players could Lead the Lions to their third state Crown in four years. But Albany first must get by five Tough District foes All of which will be gunning for the heralded Lions. District 10-a probably possesses its greatest Overall strength in several seasons. The seasoned Lions will meet and pass each District Challenge hut at least three league foes might Well be As touch As any team Albany might encounter in the playoffs Eastland Ranger and Hyde could All prove hard for the Lions to handle. Blast land gets the nod to finish second and Ranger is picked to Edge Clyde for third place Baird hit heavy by graduation is the Choice for fifth and Cross Plain Quot for last. A pair of proven senior veterans can be counted on to Lead Albany. Tiey Aie Johnnie Woodward a hard nosed 183 Pound quarterback and Gary Hise a dipper Dandy of a halfback. Woodward tops Woodward who was honorable mention All state and All District last year is a top threat running or passing and is also a rugged Middle linebacker on defence. Lie will definitely be a prime candidate for All state honors. Hise. Al o ail District weigh Quot 158 and is blessed with Fine running ability Albanys other All league play Al s Are end Wayne Balliew 167, and Coiler Willard Boyett. 166 the s pair will Haxe excellent support up front from tackles Bob Oliver 236, and Jim Sullivan 230, both juniors Oliver could develop into one it of the to it it Quot to in the area Dick Shelton 184, and Joe Tucker 175, will Man the guard spots and Carl Hill and Larry barter will Battle it out for the other end position Brewster Tough fullback in the Backfield coach Barrett Here s How 1. Albany 2. Eastland 3. Ranger 4. Clyde 5. Baird 6. Cross Plains has the Power to go with rises fancy stepping in fullback Charles Brewster a hard running 202-Pounder who plugs a big Hole at tackle on defense. Garry Bartee. Another capable runner is the other lion Back Eastland a strength will he in the Backfield where tailback Gary Graham a three year Letterman speedster and jarring fullback Jim \1oylan provide the Mavericks with a potent running offence. Graham a 170 Pound All District boy who has clocked a 10.3 in the 100-Yard dash is an All the Way threat on any Given play Moylan a 205-Pounder, will get the touch Yards for the Mavericks and coach Millard Glass has another Fine Hack in foe Cooper a 160-Pounder who was All District on detente last year Mike Jones a two year Letterman tackle who weighs 170, and 155-Pound guard Bill Garner Are the main stays in the Eastland line Mcgee leads Ranger Ranger coach Thomas Duvall lost Only two numeral winners off last years 3-6- team and is optimistic about his chances of unseating Albany. Duvall also has a Strong Backfield combo in quarterback Johnny Mcgee and fullback Ray Newnham. Mcgee Only a Sophomore i Quot potentially a great signal caller he weighs 175 and is an All around performer Newnham weighs 168 and is a talented runner. Ronnie Hinds a Quality end who weighs too headlines the Hanger Trench and should he a 10-a at a glance i xxv lion head coach Harold Barrett it Hardin is hindu in i assistant coaches David Nelson. Elvin Hill. Ruddy in Iii. 1962 Becard won 9. Last 4, tied i Etui nine Letterman <14 end. Wayne Balliew 167, senior Carl Hill Imi Tunn a Larry Bartee 140, Junior tackle. Jim Sullivan 23�, Hinter Boh Oliver 228, Mol bit White Iti tumor guards Dick Shelton 184. Junior Joe Tucker its Lunier. T enter. Willard roved. It Arn Tor. Racks. Johnnie Windward Iqbal 183, senior Clary Miff it Hon Imi. Seniors Garry Bailee it we it 142. Junior Honor water it cab it 14. Tumor Charles brew Ster Fri. 201, Sophomore Letterman lost is Best newcomer end Steve Riley Ijar Sophomore guard. Lloyd h it Nike 144, of 4mmore Back. Robert a a i Ilia in heirs tumor for mat in wine t Maili Stiem rth fax Femme main weakness Lack of breakaway Speed. R pro by or Quot head c Oach Vernon Townsend Ltd Ltd Murry it assistant coaches de Colton a in to i lev 1962 record won 8, Law 2. Returning issuer men <8> ends. Belton Jones Ike motor Richard Windham 194, Junior tackle. Edwin Ault. Ito. Senior. Guard Danny to 175. Armor dour i As Jaggers l4o, Moor bark Towny Barton i we i. It tumor Wally liar i Quot it he it. 135. Tumor. Eddie Childers it feb it 135, Junto Letterman lost la rest newcomers ends Thomas roil bins 150, tumor Bobby Black iss Tun hit tackle. Manley Moo wet 170, Tun Tor. Mac Mcintosh. 175, senior. Tonnie a Vnod Ito tumor. Guards Bruce Belliv Rumor. Bill Moore. 150. Senior Gary Abernathy 135, Junior centers. Pat or Ken non 175. Junior Byron Snyder 140, Sophomore backs. Steve Manley he it. Ii5, Sophomore. Freddie Alexander Cabiso. Armer. Richie Crow Cubi. 135, Lim Tor Maie Gordon thai 150, Junior formation t. Main strength quickness main Wea Klier Lark of size and a Perie Tice c l de by in dogs head c Oach Jon b Tate a Sui a it Denson Moody liar is assistant oar bes a Johnson i us 2 be lord won 8, returning Letterman it Houston. Inc tumor Konczak. 190, Senna Ito Sophomore guard. Ito. Muniot. Tenters go j w Aldridge jr., i asst 2 for end rods tackle Tommy Tommy Durham Henry Ramo. Roe flyer Lwi senior i Curtis Smith �?T>0, Sophomore backs Kicky Dennis. Is Junior Edward Ramos. 180. Junior Danny Blanks 15o, senior buddy Howe Ito Junior Letterman lost Sis Best newcomers end Jsck Ralston Iso Sophomore. Tackle Bai i v Morrison Nio. Rumor guard this it Arter. In Junior Baca Jack Walls. 185, Junior. Formation Wing t main strength Dele Nae Mam weakness Lack of experience and depth. Bits pm Xin Quot by it i of head coach Jim i Armer fast Texas state it. Assistant coach Lee King 1%,�?T record woo i lest 9 returning Letterman <12 end dim Edmondson. Toh. Senior tackles. Challis Sowell re. Senior Mack Ingram 190 hop Omote. Guards Jay Hutchins 148, senior James Goble 147, senior James Switzer 145. Sophomore. Center. Home Rhodes. 18b, Sophomore backs. Charles bar for174. Senior Jack hmm it or .125, Junior Regov Stover Hei >7, Lun Tor Tommy fury is it he it 140 tumor Bobby i Millan my. In. Junior Letterman Loat five rest newcomer tackle Donnie Rhodes 174, Sophomore end Back Joe Pierce. 151. Freshman. Formation split t j main strength desire of Souad. Stain weakness Lark of depth and Speed. I >1 xxx i his head coach Millard Ilia it Abilene Christian it. Assi coaches old Price 1%. Record won 5, Lait 5. Returning men <13 fuds. Inn Wright 178. Senior Stanley Fader Wood 150. Tumor i ackies. David Taylor Ito i Moi Dan Phillip. 165. Junior. Gun it Bill gamer l->5, senior Don Griffin. 165 Lun Jot Wayne Waldon 155. Tumor backs Jim to Lait Psi. Ros senior it i i ,.�� i he. Iso. Senior it Hbl. 140. Junior Gar Ivo. Nemo Letterman loot. Four. Best x it w it o met i Rhodes to. Junior Mickey Sargent. I to run int t enters David la Nard. I the Pho More. To Arv Hollins Iso mtg bar its Mike Millet it or it i4o. Junior Terry Sib no. Sophomore formation Wing i main strength running a. Is main a it acne a Lack of outside de Fenne k a mix by i i head coach Thomas j Duvall to i i assistant coach Jerry Trice o c Warden Leroy Duke 1962 record won 3, lost 6 tied i returning Letterman Ujj ends Roe no Hinds Ito. Senior tackles David Sutton. 175, senior Ito Klass Browning. Or. Senior guards. Johnny Cunt Cho i�5, Sailor Ald Garcia is i Moi t enter re hard her weak 165. Aniot. Backs. Johnny Mcgee dry 175. Sophomore ital Newnham it be it. 168. Junior Jimmy Ideo Nan it he it 145. Senior. La founds i Obi 145, Junior Jesse Renteria the,145, Rumor Lee aun Buttie it he140, Junior Letterman l a St two Best newcomers tackle Bril Robinson 170. Freshman i main strength halfback and ends. 1 main we Kliest la k it depth leading candidate for All District Honoris. Clydess Hopes for a High finish will Reb heavily upon top running backs Kicky Dennis and buddy How e. Dennis speedster Dennis a 9 9 track Star and honorable mention All area last year is a breakaway threat for the bulldog Quot he weighs 145 and 11 Only a Junior Howe is not a Speed boy hut i is a gilled change of Pace runner. He is a Junior and weighs 170. The leading performers in the bulldog line Are Tommy Konczak an All District tackle and 160-Pound Center George Dyer. Hone Zak is a 190 flounder and could in among the Best lass a linemen in the area. Two other boys who will add depth and class to the Clyde running attack Art senior Danny Blanks 130, and Junior Edward Ramos Iso Bear scrappy eleven Letterman were graduated at Baird this past Spring but f in a1 coaches Arentt feeling sorry for he. Id Loach Vernon Townsend. Hie Bearn always Field a scrappy Tough football team land this year they could Surprise some of the front runners the bears who lost just two games last year will rely on quickness and Speed Thi season. Townsend has some Light hut flashy running backs in Wally Harris and Eddie Fri liners a pair of 135pounders. And on the line end Richard Windham a 114-Pound Junior will rank with the Best in the league Barr top Busher new coach Jim Farmer inherits 12 Letterman at Cross Plains and he Hopes to rebuild the Buffalo Fortune mss Plains won jul Quot get one game last fall. I Charles b try a senior who weighs 174. And Kenneth Sowell a 204-Pound tackle will be the big gun for the buffaloes. Barr a sturdy fullback will t Arry the Rushing Load Sowell a senior is a rugged performer fat oth ways. We la s Kiu threats the Trio above will halfback Gary Graham and guard Bill Garner. Gra Aztlan do a Mavericks in the upcoming District Ham was All District last year Campaign. Left to right Are fullback Jim Moylan potent Albany quintet Albany picked for the District 10-a title will display this talented Backfield and Center to opponents this season. The quarterback is Johnnie Woodward an ail state candidate Ami the Center is Willard Boyett. Others left to right Are halfback Gary Bartee fullback Charles Brewster and halfback Gary Hist. Kas Cholo by Donald in Lak Ley Albany rugged bulldog backs Clyde will be represented in the Backfield this year by this Trio of rugged bulldogs. Led to right Are Danny Blanks Kicky Dennis and Edward Ramos. By Faix backfill Cross Plains buffaloes will have these four boys in the starting Backfield when they open the season sept. To against Bangs. Left to right Ait Reggie Stover Bobby met Lilian Jai k Baum and buries Farr

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