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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - October 9, 1974, High Point, North Carolina A Memphis South men visit r. Al outside the locker room East Davidson split end Avery Cutshaw has a message for aspiring pass receivers. Practice can make touchdowns. Cutshaw is one half of what is perhaps the most potent passer receiver combination in the area. He and Golden Eagle quarterback Tim Wray have combined for 62 Points through the air in six games this season much More than any other area receiver has scored. And the senior co Captain is Quick to Point out those did t come easily. A Tim and i and Kyle Kyle Hayes the other East receiver practice every Day All summer running our patterns and working out on the weights Cutshaw pointed out. A Kyle and i worked on our Speed and Tim Learned to go by our Speed. A now we can run patterns and make out cuts and Tim knows when to throw the Ball and where Well Cutshaw Hasni to actually had that time to learn his position a in his Early football years he was primarily a tailback. As a Sophomore at East Davidson coach Howard Hayes played him a tight end. And it was actually not until his Junior year that he became a split end. A i did play receiver on passing Downs in Little league Ball a Cutshaw said. A we ran a single Wing offence and i was the tailback but on passing Downs they d move Tim to tailback and me to Wingback and head throw to me. At 6-0, 185, Cutshaw runs the 40 in a about 4.8 or 4.9�?T, giving him All the ingredients to be a Good receiver. But he gives much of the credit for this season s Success to Wray. A a time a just a Good All round quarterback a he said. A actually his Arm has just come around this year. He a always been Able to throw Well but he a improved since the season started. Like any quarterback hell miss once in a while a Cutshaw continued. A but he usually throws it right in there with zip and it s up to Kyle and me to catch although he Hasni to had All that much time at split end Cutshaw readily admits it s his favorite position among the several he a played for the Golden eagles. A a in be played a lot of positions a he said. A i was a defensive end last year and i m playing Strong safety in defense this season but i love the split end and for an unusual reason. A i like to catch passes but i also like to Block a Cutshaw commented. A on end sweeps you can Peel Back and catch the defender when he a not looking with a crack Back of course such blocks can be penalty trouble a if they re not executed properly. A i Learned the hard Way about Cutshaw admitted. A i was called twice for clipping against Central Davidson last year. But the rules won t let you crack Back below the Waist because of All the knee injuries it would cause. This season i Haven t been called one important Rule for a Good receiver is a to know exactly what you re doing at All times according to the East Davidson scoring Leader. A a Good wide receiver has to remember a lot of things a he said. A you have a lot of different patterns to run and if you run the wrong one ifs trouble for the quarterback. Then you also have blocking also important to a receiver Are Speed and Good Well As the ability to concentrate while knowing defenders Are zeroing in. A i have a Way of thinking about that a said Cutshaw referring to catching a pass under pressure. A a they re going to hit you whether you be got the Ball or whether you drop it. So its Best to catch the Ball. You know you re going to get hit but you can to think about one thing Cutshaw and his East Davidson teammates Are thinking about is their playoff chances. While some May feel that two Early losses have knocked the eagles out of postseason play the players themselves Don t see it that Way. A people would think we d Start going downhill after we lost two Cutshaw offered. A but that a the great thing about this team. We re All really close and there Arentt any quitters. If we were we have played so Well against Central Davidson East won 35-0. A at the beginning of the season we set High goals for ourselves a he continued. We May not be Able to go undefeated now but we still know we can make the state playoffs. A we still feel like we have something to play for a that playoff berth. And our team will work together to get and that a coming from a Guy who knows something about hard work. Citadel faces so Leader Vii by the associated press the Citadel s frustrated bulldogs after two weeks of losing football games by a total of seven Points Hope to ring up their first Southern conference Victory saturday night at the expense of league leading Virginia military. The High flying key dets 2-0 in the conference and 3-1 Overall Are coming off an emotional 22-17 Victory Over Arch rival Virginia tech last saturday the bulldogs on the other hand Are off to a 1-3 Over All Start and have dropped to 0-2 in league play in defeats of 27> 24 to Richmond and 16-12 to William l Mary in their last two starts last saturday defeat by the indians dimmed the Stellar be Citadel on 2c hornets Charlotte get test tonight Charlotte a the Charlotte hornets to whom the financially distressed world football league looks for new enthusiasm and fresh Money play their first game in their new Home tonight against the Memphis South men. The hornets formerly were the new York stars. The franchise was sold two weeks ago to a Syndicate headed by Upton Bell Boston financier and son of former National football league commissioner Bert Bell. Bell says a the future of pro football is in the South. The Wal has some great Southern franchises. Birmingham is doing great in our league. thrive in the South As Long As you give them a Good product. A whats so wrong with having pro football in the South the Only people complaining about it Are people in the playing at Charlotte for the first time the team won at Chicago last week to bring its record to 9-5, one game Back of Eastern division Leader Florida. Six Home games in new Yorkus Randall a Island Downing stadium Drew 71,-000 under the stars Banner. Team officials say about 20,-000 seats have been sold for tonight a game in 24,000-seat memorial stadium. Memphis comes to town As Leader of the Central division with a 12-2 record Best in the league. The South men have a powerful running game featuring three of the top to rushers in the league. J. J. Jennings has netted 1,036 Yards on 219 carries averaging 4 7 Yards. Teammate John Harvey is fourth with 758 Yards and Willie Spencer is 10th with 660. Spencer scored five touchdowns last week against Jacksonville. Charlottes Hopes rest with quarterback Tom Sherman reported ready after missing the last half of last weeks game at Chicago with a knee injury. He threw two touchdown passes and sneaked Over for a score before coach babe Parilli decided to rest him. The hornets will be without the services of former notre Dame Star Bob Gladieux for the fifth straight game he was the teams top runner before a Charley horse benched him. Oakland leads 2-7 orioles angered by a s Victory Baltimore a the Oakland athletics Are on the verge of winning a third straight american league Pennant even without a major internal squabble. But. As usual tempers Are a bit frayed. And a As the a a beat Baltimore 1-0 tuesday on Sal Bandows Home run and Vida blues two hit pitching a they also got on the orioles nerves with their Talent and showboating. The second consecutive shutout extending Baltimore a no scoring string to 22 innings gave the a a a 2-1 Lead in the Best of five championship series Between the division leaders. Jim Quot Catfish Hunter Oakland s 25-game Winner who lost the series opener to end his personal seven game Streak against the orioles was Given the assignment of trying to wrap up the playoffs for the a s in today s game. Mike Cuellar a 22-game Winner who beat Hunter in the first game was picked to Start for Baltimore provided he can shake off Arm stiffness which bothered him tuesday. Ross Grimsley an 18-game Winner is on standby. A its no fun being Down 2-1,�?� said Baltimore manager Earl Weaver whose orioles rallied from a similar deficit last year before dropping the deciding fifth game. Oakland then went on to win its second straight seven game world series. The a a seem to have the Knack of doing what a necessary to win. And that was underscored by Blue and Bando in game no. 3. Blue who had failed to win in postseason play while losing two playoff games and two world series decisions broke a through the Barrier with seven strikeouts and no walks. He did no to allow a base runner past first. A Vida threw the Best game of his career a said Bando who homered on a 3-2 fast Ball from Jim Palmer in the fourth inning a because it was the pressure of a playoff the Homer was the second in two games for Bando who did t hit any of his 22 regular season homers off Baltimore pitching. Blue who won the leagues by Young pitching award in 1971, hooked up in a classic Mound Duel with Palmer last years by Young Winner. Palmer with a 7 i record in postseason play allowed just four hits. And it was Palmer who accused Oakland slugger Reggie Jackson of Quot making a farce out of the game Quot with his Home plate gyrations in the ninth inning. Jackson playing As Oakland a designated hitter because of aching leg Muscles then added to palmers frustrations. He reached first on a single through the Box which Palmer called a a routine the Baltimore right hander said the Home run pitch came As he tried to throw a strike and avoid starting a possible big inning by issuing a walk. Blazers troubled Wal control clubs sidelined returned recall 1971 pirates no strangers to Uphill struggles los Angeles a Willie Stargell took a backward look and could remember another year when the Pittsburgh pirates had an Uphill climb to Victory. A in 1971 in Baltimore we were supposed to be finished. The newspapers were calling it the St. Valentines Day massacre a the pirates slugger said of that world series in which Pittsburgh lost the first two games then came Back to win it All in seven games. But no team in the five year history of divisional playoffs has lost the first two games then won three in a Row to qualify for the world series. A we can to concern ourselves with what a written and said a said Stargell. Who hammered a three run first inning Homer As Pittsburgh stayed alive with a 7-0 Triumph Over the los Angeles dodgers tuesday. No team has Ever come Back from an 0-2 deficit in playoffs but neither had any club committed five errors in a playoff game until the dodgers did it tuesday. The dodgers inept Fielding came before a record Home crowd of 55,953, and Many of them were exiting for the already crowded freeways before the seventh inning stretch. A that May have been the worst we looked All season Quot said dodger manager Walt Alston. A i doubt errors become contagious but if they do i Hope the pirates catch instead of unpacking the Champagne to celebrate their first no Pennant in eight years the dodgers were forced into a fourth game. Don Sutton who won saturdays playoff opener 3-0, was named to pitch today against the first game loser Jerry Reuss. Alston said he would go with Andy Messersmith the winning Pitcher sunday it the series requires a fifth game thursday. Pittsburgh manager Danny Murtaugh amp a a pirates on 2c Orlando Fla. A the world football league has been slapped with a court order to reinstate the franchise of the financially troubled Florida blazers. Orange county circuit judge Claude r. Edwards late tuesday issued a temporary injunction against the Wal Banning the league from a further interference with the activities of the Florida blazers pending further order of this Williams ordered the Wal to reinstate the Blazer franchise which was revoked last Friday and banned the league from moving the blazers oct. 23 Home game against the Charlotte hornets to North Carolina. The judge made the injunction contingent upon the posting of a $5,000 Cash Bond by the blazers but Rommie Loudd the teams managing general partner said he would have no trouble raising the Money. A live got half of it in my pocket right now a said Loudd As he left the courtroom. The injunction returned control of the blazers to Loudd but his ability to manage the team was still in doubt. Ai the league took control of the club and placed head coach Jack Pardee in charge of Dayto Day operations after Loudd was unable to raise a reported $2 million to pay player salaries and other outstanding debts. In assuming control the league said it would Honor the contracts of players who have not been paid in four weeks. Each Blazer was Given $200 tuesday morning but a league spokesman said he doubted if any further Money would be forthcoming because of the injunction. Quot it looks like Rommie Loudd will have to make the payroll from now on Quot the spokesman said. Loudd declined to discuss his prospects for attracting new investors saying Only that he was a Happy the blazers Are still in Loudd testified however so a blazers on 2c by the associated press the debt Ridden world football league ready to fold its two weakest franchises unless new owners step in to pay the Bills returns to action tonight with an abbreviated schedule. With most of the 12-team Wal set for the 15th round on the 20-game schedule the Jacksonville Sharks and the Detroit wheels have been sidelined in an attempt to resolve their Money troubles. The Wal now the owner of the two Idle clubs decided that Florida which was to play Jacksonville and Chicago which was to face Detroit will fill the Gap by meeting each other for the third time since july. Quot its always nigh to beat the same team three times in one season Quot said coach Jack a Ardee of Florida which has won both match ups. In other Wal games tonight its Memphis at Charlotte Portland at Birmingham and the hawaiians at Philadelphia. The nationally televised Wal game thursday is Shreveport at Southern California. League officials a worried that it would Cost $1 million to foot both teams Bills until the season ends a Are on the verge of dropping the Sharks and wheels and distributing their players to the other teams. Jacksonville is last in the Wal Eastern division with four victories and to losses. Detroit 1-13, is last in the leagues Central division. Leading the Wal East with a 10-4 record the Florida blazers also have been plagued by franchise troubles. But a circuit court judge in Orlando Fla. Has temporarily enjoined the league from taking Over. Chicago 7-7, losers of five straight games my Stop Blazer Tommy Reamon who has 962 Yards Rushing a second Best in the Wal. The leagues top runner j j. Jennings of Memphis will try to add to his 1,036-Yard total when the South men 12-2, play the hornets 9-5. It s the first game in Charlotte for the old new York stars. Trailing Central division leading Memphis by one game Birmingham 11-3, has dropped three of its last four games a one of them an upset by Portland 4-9-1, which Hopes for a repeat this time around. Against the hawaiians 5-9, Philadelphia 6-8, will use quarterback King Corcoran who is leading the Wal with 2,756 Yards passing. The hawaiians have a recent arrival sex National football league quarterback Randy Johnson. Southern California 10-4, leaders of the Wal Western division looks to Passee Tony Adams to bomb Shreveport 4-9-1, once known As the texans before hard times forced them out of Houston. The High Poist entirpr1se Section c wed., oct. 9, 1974 Rookie of week acc again cites 1 Clemson s o Cain a s Combine for i o win Over orioles Sal Bando l homers while Vida Blue pitches a wire photo Greensboro a for the second straight week Clemson quarterback Mike of Cain has been picked As the Atlantic coast conference Rookie of the week. A Sophomore from Orangeburg s. C., of Cain engineered the tigers 21�?17 win Over Georgia tech on sept. 28 and came Back a week later to Lead the 28�?24 Triumph Over Georgia last saturday. Against the bulldogs of Cain Drew the starting assignment but was ineffective and was replaced at the Helm in the second Quarter. His reliever Mark Fellers had to leave the game with an ankle injury in the third period with Georgia ahead 17�?14. When of Cain came Back in he quickly turned the tide. The 5-11, 170-Pounder ran 39 Yards up the Middle breaking two tackles at the line of scrimmage to give the tigers a 21-17 Lead. After Georgia regained the advantage at 24-21, of Cain directed a 68-Yard drive for the deciding score which he carried Over from the one. In the contest of Cain gained 85 Yards on 15 carries and completed five of la passes for an additional 81 Yards. On the winning touchdown March he hit on two passes of to and 15 Yards both for first Downs. During the time he directed the Clemson attack he converted on la of 13 third or fourth Down situations. A committee of the Atlantic coast sports writers association earlier selected Maryland linebacker Harry Walters and Duke cornerback Konnie hoots As the defensive players of the week. N. State quarterback Dave Buckey and North Carolina guard Ken Huff won offensive honors. Despite having two upset victories to its credit Clemson must improve again if it is to win against Maryland saturday according to Tiger head coach red Parker. Parker said tuesday a your Georgia game could not beat the tigers upset of Georgia evened their record at 2-2. Parker continued a a we la have to play a lot better this week. There is no question in my mind that we can play better whether we will remains to be Maryland like Clemson 2-2, shutout Syracuse 31-0, last week and Parker Calls the terms a far and away the Best team we be played since Tex a a acc on 2c

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