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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - October 12, 1974, High Point, North Carolina High Point Enterprise saturday october 12, 1974 9a Ragsdale scores Early wins East Davidson Savery Cutshaw hauls in touchdown pass completion was Good for eagles first score photo by Sonny Hedgecock by Howard Hayes Enterprise staff writer Friendship scoring less than one minute into the game the flying tigers of Ragsdale left Little doubt As to the outcome of its first conference contest of the season Friday night against the Vikings of Northwest Guilford. The tigers rolled up seven touchdowns with the Vikings managing Only one to late in the game for a decisive 49-7 final score. A they never gave up a said Ragsdale head coach Richard Kemp about the Vikings. A they put up a Good fight but they were just out manned. We played by platoons and they had to play a lot of men both ways a Kemp added. A the defense continues to look Good a said defensive coach Rick Larrick. A the offence showed improvement said Kemp who had earlier explained that he preferred his team to gradually improved rather than hit a Quick Peak and then taper off. Beginning a Quick drive on the opening Kickoff from its 35 Ragsdale again opened a game with a pass. John Turner hit halfback Harold Odum for a first Down on Northwest a 47. Adams then carried the remaining Yards to the end zone. Picking up Only one first Down after the return kick the Vikings were forced to punt on its own 41. The tigers consumed almost seven minutes in the following drive Down Field. Turner hit Odum again for 27 Yards. A series of runs moved it to the 18 and Turner went to Odum on a jump pass Over the Middle and a to. The Vikings made the second Quarter scoring easy for the tigers by Back to Back fumbles. Just Over three minutes into the period quarterback Robbie Soyars attempted a pass that turned out to be a lateral. His receiver missed and Ragsdale recovered on the Northwest 35. Three plays later Turner again went to the pass and Allen Johnson went into the end zone. Northwest a next Fumble came on a pitch out which the Tiger defense recovered on the Vikings five. Fullback Roscoe Friday moved to the three on a run and Turner stepped into the end zone on the next play. The Vikings failed to make first Down after being plagued with incomplete passes and penalties. Starting from the 27 of Ragsdale Adams moved out to the 37. Turner then handed off to Adams who appeared to be headed around right Side. Adams stopped and hit Bobby Mclean on a Long pass that carried into the end zone. The half ended with Ragsdale in Possession after taking another punt from Northwest. Ragsdale again found itself taking a punt from the Vikings just Over two minutes into the third Quarter. Friday took the punt on his 28 and gave the team Good Field position with a run Back to the 46. Adams carried it Over the 50 on the next play. Five plays later Adams tackled on his second to of the night with a 16-Yard run with 7 33 left in the third Quarter. With Ragsdale playing second and third string men on its defense the Vikings had its longest Possession of the game on the next series and made its deepest penetration. After working the Ball to the Ragsdale 14, the Vikings attempted a fourth Down situation and failed. The tigers second string offence was Given its Chance at the Ball and marched it downfield in a series of runs. With 8 39 left in the game second string halfback Jerome Lewis carried Over from the one. Barry Sikes then made his seventh straight extra Point kick to Cap off the Tiger scoring. Running the clock Down to less than two minutes the Vikings made their next series productive. Mickey Marshall carried in from the 13 to prevent a scoreless game for his fellow Vikings. Eddie Yost booted the extra Point with 1 29 showing on the clock. The tigers ran out the remaining time when the game continued after the Kickoff. Both teams were even on first Down picking up 13 apiece. Ragsdale led the Rushing with 276 Yards compared to 148 for the Vikings. Ragsdale also took honors in passing rolling up 165 Yards to 77 for Northwest. Soyars was 7 for 17 in the air and Ragsdale was 6 for 6, with Turner making four of the completions. Both teams had two fumbles each Ragsdale lost neither of its fumbles but Northwest lost both of its. Penalties were Light in the contest with Northwest drawing 52 Yards and Ragsdale 60. Ragsdale did not find itself in a punting situation during the game. The Vikings averaged 41.4 Yards on five punts. The tigers starting Backfield did not accumulate its usual Rushing yardage. It did not play the last series of the first half and stayed in the second half Only 2va minutes. Adams led the Rushing with 97 Yards in seven carries. Friday was second with 31 Yards on 6 carries and Odum had 29 Yards in three carries. Odum caught three passes for a total of 53 Yards. Ragusi 14 21 7 7-44 new 0 0 0 7-7 r a Adam 53 run Sike kick r a Odum 19 past rom Turner Sike kick r a Johnson 79 Pas rom Turner Bike kick r a Turner 3 run Sikes kick r a Mclean pass rom Adams Sike kick r a Adams 16 run Sike kick r a Lewis one run Sike kick my a Mickey Marshall 13 run Yot kick Allen Jay stays in 2a Contention Thomasville shuts out Concord by Steve Beck special to the Enterprise Thomasville its beginning to be showdown time again in the Tough Central Carolinas conference the latest Battle Matching Allen Jay and East Davidson. When the smoke had cleared the Jaybird remained in Contention for the conference Crown by stopping East 22-14 Here Friday night. East Davidson now has Only a slim outside Chance at the championship. The game was dominated by the excellent play of the Jaybird a offensive line and Pesky their running backs Lead by Mark Cox. However in the end the a defense Rose to stifle the eagles final bid to score. A your offensive line was simply better than their defensive line a said Jaybird coach Neil Jones following the Victory. East coach Howard Hayes agreed. A we were blown off the a the incentive to win the game came from out goal to win the conference championship a a jubilant Jones stated. A the kids Are hungry to win. They have suffered through two straight losing seasons and now want to beat people. A we knew we would have to control the line play to win and we did. Also All of our running backs gave us great Effort the entire game. The entire team was psyched out a Jones pointed out. A they just outhit us a moaned Hayes. A we just did t want it bad enough. A there might have been some mental let Down resulting from the West Davidson Ledford tie thursday night. We did no to Start hitting until the fourth Quarter but by then it was too East scored first and with ease. Eagle quarterback Tim Wray found Avery Cutshaw uncovered on the third play from scrimmage and the split end hauled in the pass to race untouched for the score from 58 Yards out. Jaybird defender Mark Cox had slipped on the play. That was the Only time the eagles had control of the game. The Jaybird then came on Strong. They took the Kickoff and marched 74 Yards to score. After moving to the eagles two Yard line fullback Mike Ferree crashed Over from the score. Allen Jay was still smoking when they took Over after the eagles punted. Rick Lawson found Cox isolated on a linebacker from the 17 and the determined halfback ran the pass in for six. Lawson who had contributed on the first conversion passing to Johnny Morgan took matters in his own hands and bootlegged the Pat in for a 16-8 a bulge. Not to be denied the eagles then received a break having Good Field position near Midfield when Cox a Quick kick was partially blocked in the second Quarter. The eagles then found Large holes in the a line and quickly scored As John Thomas broke tacklers from ten Yards out. Wray threw incomplete on the important conversion. A we had the wrong defense called a explained Jones a i called one defense during the time out but the boy called another in the Cox then began his individual control of the game As he passed and ran the Jaybird Down to the Eagle two following the second half Kickoff. Jeff Kirkman then punched the Ball Over with Only 8 20 left in the third Quarter and the Jaybird were in the Driver s seat with a 22-14 Lead. From his halfback position Cox rushed for 105 Yards on 15 carries and completed one pass for 28 Yards. In addition to scoring the second a touchdown the 156 Pound Junior played a Heads up game in the defensive secondary. A East still has a Good football team a stated Jones and the coach was telling the truth. The eagles threatened late in the game As they moved to the Jaybird 28. Two incomplete passes by Wray brought the eagles Homecoming game Down to one final key play. On a fourth and nine Wray hit Cutshaw but the talented received was brought Down inches from the All important first Down. A took Over and held the Ball to inside the final minute. East was a Given one More Chance but failed to Cross the Midfield Stripe. A we could have possibly scored if we had gotten the first Downs a stated Hayes. This no one will Ever know. Allen Jay 16 0 6 0-22 eat Davidson 1 6 0 0�?14 eds Cutshaw 59 Yard Pas rom Wray Wray a to Maye it a j a Ferree 2 Yard run Lawson Pas to Morgan a a Cox 17 Yard run Lawson run eds Thorne. To Yard run Pas ailed a a Kirkman 2 Yard run kick ailed King after net revenge Phoenix a Billie Jean King sought revenge against Virginia Wade today in a semifinal match in the $50,000 women a professional Tennis tournament of Phoenix. The top seeded is. King who prefers that designation Defeated tory Fretz 6-3, 6-2 in a Quarter final match Friday while the fourth seeded miss Wade of England had Little trouble in taking a 6-3, 6-3 Triumph Over fifth seeded Francoise Durr of France. A she miss Wade beat me a couple of times in we orld team Tennis a said is. King. A was a matter of fact she took me to the cleaners a a adding that miss Wade beat her in two out of three wet matches this year. A a in a playing All right this week a she added. A a in a psychologically Happy in Phoenix and it makes it meanwhile miss Wade expressed Confidence for the match but added. A live very Little idea of what to expect. She s a Good player and you have to be Good miss Wade also was concerned about weather forecasts of 90-degree heat. A a it shot enough playing Billy Jean let alone the weather a she quipped. The other semifinal match had sixth seeded Helen Gourlay of Australia meeting Betty stove of the Netherlands. Allen Jay s Mark Cox tries to turn the Corner East Davidson a Collier Hall makes the grab photo by Sonny Hedgecock Southern slips by Northwood Laughlin Leader in Tiger win Pittsboro in non conference action Friday night defensive action was the main feature Between Southern Guilford a indians and Northwood. Southern did manage to put one touchdown on the Board for a 7-0 Victory. The Indian score occurred Midway through the second Quarter. Quarterback Joey Hackett passed two Yards to Erie Mcmanus for the touchdown. This Victory makes Southern a season record 3-4 and Northwood 4-3, in hmm Oul Lipil 0 7 0 0�?7 no re w44 too 0�?0 so or menu 2 to from Hock Oil Yurl kick Farmer it May As Well have been Kenny Laughlin night. The Randleman Back rolled and romped and scampered to four touchdowns and 191 Yards Rushing in 13 carries in leading the Randleman tigers to a lop sided 44-0 Victory Over Southwest Randolph. Laughlin scored touchdowns on runs of 60,40, 20 and five Yards. The tigers did no to mess around jumping off to 15 Points in the first Quarter and adding 22 in the second. While it was a night for Laughlin to run it Wasny to much of a night for Southwest. Randleman in Randolph is 22 0 0 0-44 0 0 h Laughlin 40 run run ailed r a Laughlin 5 run run failed r a Davit is Field goal w a Laughlin to run Laughlin run r a Ferguson la Pat rom Hull Davit run r a Laughlin 20 run Davit run r a far Yuton 21 Pat from Ruth Davit kick spartans chopped Down 29-0 Monroe a they grow some tall Timber Down at Forest Hills. Central Davidson can Tell you All about it. The spartans took their Central Carolina conference axes into Rocky River country Friday night but got chopped 29-0 for their fourth loss in seven outings. Forest Hills took the opening Kickoff and ripped off 72 Yards in eight plays highlighted by halfback George Taylor a 22-Yard reverse. Taylor climaxed the drive with a burst Over the right Side for the final three Yards. Centrals offence never got rolling gathering Only 57 Yards total offence for the night. The spartans Only scoring Chance was a 45-Yard Field goal attempt that sailed wide. A Forest Hills second score came after an 80-Yard drive Rochester Allen diving Over from the one. Dick Brooks one Yard plunge capped a 61-Yard excursion and gave Forest Hills a 21-0 Lead at the half. Allen a halfback hit David Cox for a 26-Yard touchdown in the fourth Quarter to close the scoring. Home quarterback Cliff Faircloth was a key figure in the Victory hitting on seven of nine passes for 98 Yards. The winners upped their season record to 4-11. Scoring summaries Central David 0 0 0 9�?0 for Hill r 14 0 0-29 Fnu Taylor j run Houlton kick Fnu Allan run a failed Fnu Brook i run Allan run Fth a co 2 Pat from Allan Faircloth run Mcgregor Cut Buffalo a the Buffalo braves of the National basketball association announced Friday they had Cut Forward go Mcgregor trimming their roster to 12 players. Trinity trips Albemarle 20-0 Trinity Victory has been a stranger around Trinity High since the bulldogs departed the 2a ranks. But Friday night he was welcomed Back like an old Friend As Trinity upended Albermarle 20-0, the Randolph county schools first Victory in South Piedmont conference football Competition since joining the league in 1973. Trinity was in command All the Way but caught lightning in a bottle the last two minutes of the first half to score twice. Quarterback Robert Henry hit Craig Mcneil for a seven Yard scoring pass with a Little less than two minutes to go capping a 60-Yard drive set up by an Albemarle punt. Following the Kickoff Albemarle timbered up its air attack but on third and Long yardage the Quarter Back was hammered by crashing defensive end Lindsay Welch who knocked the Ball out of his hands. Walter Ashe hauled it in and zipped into the end zone from the seven. Trinity a last score came in the fourth period on a fourth and goal situation from the nine. Quarterback Steve Spencer flipped a pass to Mcneil for the score. Welch and Ashe were out standing on defense throughout the game combing to Block an Albemarle punt As Well As team up for a score. Dennis Steed stopped another Albemarle drive with a pass interception. Trinity is now 1-4-1 for the season while Albemarle is wingless. Albemarle o 0 0 0�?0 grimly 0 14 0 6-20 to Henry 7 a to Wagner kick ailed to a he 7 run with recovered Fumble Henry to Wagner pm a to Mcneil 9 a rom Spencer kick ailed by Winn Baldwin special to the Enterprise Thomasville a maybe we be been too conservative coach Allen Brown mused after his Thomasville High school bulldogs routed Concord 30-0 Friday night in a South Piedmont conference football encounter. The bulldogs upped their season Mark to 5-1 with an All out offensive Effort which tallied Over 400 Yards before a Homecoming crowd which jammed memorial Park stadium. Bill Mills and Mitchell Bratton established a Niche in the Thomasville High record Book As the bulldogs broke the scoring ice in the second stanza. The two returning All conference defensive players last year proved their Worth As offensive Talent As Mills connected with Bratton on an 89-Yard scoring bomb. The pass eclipses the Mark set in 1966 when Pat Peacock nailed split end Gordon Turnage on a play which covered 77 Yards. Mills was inside the Thomasville five when he launched the Ball which Bratton hauled in about Midfield and outdistanced the spider defender with 8 45 left in the first half. When the bulldogs gained Possession of the Bali four Downs later Mills again went to the air and Robert Knotts was the target on a 28-Yard scoring play with 5 26 left in the half. Mills tossed his final to pass of the night with 2 31 left in the third Quarter As Odess Lowery snagged the Ball to score from 30 Yards out. Mills then went to Bratton for the successful Point after attempt. With Only 17 seconds remaining in the game Lowery slipped through from the 18 to score. Bratton ended the night with 131 Yards in receptions while Richard Burton paced the ground attack with 137 Yards. A fall our backs ran Well tonight a coach Allen Brown smiled. The coach accounted for the slow Start pointed to poor Field position and heavy penalties in the first Quarter. A in the second Quarter we got things moving a he noted. Brown had High Praise for the defensive unit which matched the performance of the offence. A we recovered two fumbles inside the 10-Yard line which were big factors in the game a he said. Bobby Poole scooped up the first Concord miscue As the spiders moved to the Thomasville eight in the second Quarter. In the third period Lester Epps halted a Concord drive which carried Down to the Thomasville five. That Fumble recovery set up Thomasville final to drive of the night. Brown cited his offensive unit which scored to Points against a team which Hadnot Given up More than 14 Points in any game this season. A these boys were ready to play tonight. They Are a quiet group and done to show much emotion but tonight i knew they were ready a the coach said. The bulldogs game plan called for a Short pass attack with the Hopes of being Able to run outside. A i told Billy if he Felt secure to let the Ball Fly. A i guess he Felt the urge to throw tonight a Brown laughed. Scoring summaries Concord 0 0 0 0�?0 Thomy Wyllo 0 16 i 6-30 t a Bratton 99 a from Milt i Burton run t a Knoll 29 a rom Mill Mill run t a Lowery 30 Palm pm Mill Brotton a irom Mill t a Lowery 19 run kick ailed Foyt to Australia Indianapolis a -a.j. Foyt will participate in four midget races this Winter in Australia the . Auto club has confirmed. Foyt a three time Indianapolis 500 Winner will be driving the car that Mel Kenyon used to notch the sap midget Crown in the United states this season. Kenyon and 1973 midget Champ Larry Rice Are also making the trip. Clark paves Knight win Welcome North Iredell mistakes and the scampering ability of North Davidson a Clifford Clark were the deciding factors in fridays game Between the two teams. The knights were the victors of the class 28-6. North Davidson began its attack from the opening moments of the game. On the first play from scrimmage quarterback Robert Everhart hit Donald Myers with a 38-Yard pass. Minutes later Everhart crossed the goal line from the one for the first Knight score. Twice in the game Iredell fumbles set up scores for the knights. The first was in the first Quarter when Randall Hill recovered on the North Iredell 44. Darnell Clark broke Loose on an 18-Yard scamper for the score. The second recovery was in the third Quarter when Tim Beeson recovered the Ball on the 32. Clifford Clark capped the Knight drive with a two Yard plunge. North Iredell a Only score of the game was in the second Quarter when Ronald Rucker scored on a 25-Yard Romp. North Davidson a final score was on another Clifford Clark run in the third Quarter. David Hodges kicked All four of the Knight extra Points. North Davidson is now 3-3 Overall and North Iredell is l-5. Scoring summaries n. Iredell 0 4 0 9-4 n. David 14 0 14 0-29 n i run Hodge kick do. Clerk 19 run Hodge kick . Rucker i run pet Lilied n , clerk i run Hodge kick n o pc. Clerk i run Hodge kick Arentt you glad you waited Over 120 new 1974 dusters variants scamps. Satellites fury clusters jeeps amp fits that must go1 Ali drastically reduced save �?T500 to a Imo Southern Chrysler q Plymouth n jeep Anno 901 s main 883-7 i i i

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