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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - October 15, 1972, High Point, North Carolina Time out fill. Qutul after two bad games High Point Enterprise sunday october 15, 1972 3c prep schedule Friday s cames he Centra 6-1 at he Andrews 6-1 Ragsdale 5-1-1 at Western Alamance 7-0 Siler City at Allen Jay 1-6 Thomasville 5-1-1 at Kannapolis 2-4 Central Davidson 5-1-2 at West Davidson 7-1 Stoneville 1-6 at Ledford 4-3 Trinity 6-1 at Southern Guilford 5-2 East Davidson 2-5 at Southwest Randolph 1-4-1 Randleman 4-2-1 at Eastern Randolph 0-6 Denton 1-5-1 at Ruffin Western Guilford 3-4 at West Forsyth Eastern Alamance at Northwest Guilford 3-4 Davie county 4-3 at North Davidson 1-5-1 South Rowan 2-5 at Asheboro 3-4 Albemarle 4-3 at Lexington 3-4 Are Central s Bison due tailback in the i formation is no spot for running backs timid of heart and shy of strength. An i formation tailback is the Power of the running game and 20-30 carries per night is expected. A Sophomore who can handle the position efficiently crops up about As often As Hailey a Comet but Randleman High has one of the rare Breed. Sophomore Kenny Laughlin is the go Power in Roach Charlie Gregory a i formation and the 5-10, 160-Pounder has Cut a path through the Davidson Randolph conference that figures to get wider in the next two years. A Kenny is the Best Sophomore running Back in be Ever seen a Gregory said flatly and that includes a lot of Blue Chip players Over a lot of seasons. In seven games this year Laughlin has carried the 178 times for 995 Yards an average of 5.6 Yards per carry. He a scored 92 Points tops in the area and has completed two of three passes both for touchdowns. His Best time in the 40-Yard dash is 4.7 and he averages 4.8. A Kenny will get faster As he gets stronger a Gregory predicted. A by the time he a a senior hell be an outstanding College Laughlin in a Point race with Ragsdale a outstanding running Back Prince Deese All season does no to let such pressures mount though. A i done to really think anything about it a he noted. A i just go out and play. But i like being on Laughlin has twice rushed for More than 200 Yards in a game this season first against Ledford and then against East Davidson. A the credit goes to my blockers a he insisted. A the holes have been so big and the slant plays have gone so Well that i can to help but get Good yardage. A Charles Arnold and Carlton Allred fellow running backs have done a great Job blocking this year and the whole offensive line has too. Guys like Doug Jessup Ricky Runyon Mike Groce David Hayes Mike Nelson Phillip Beane Joey Millikan and Danny his brother Danny Laughlin have really opened up some brother Danny plays offensive and defensive end for the tigers and his 6-1, 204-Pound Frame has sent More than one would be Tackler or Blocker sprawling. Kenny got a big thrill in the East game hitting Danny with a halfback pass for a 52-Yard scoring play. A a it a a great combination a he grinned. A a Long time ago we used to just pass the Ball and everyone wanted me to go out for quarterback. One Day in practice the coaches saw us throwing and we put in the pass Laughlin in organized football since Little league started out As a quarterback in the Junior circuit and also played the signal callers position in Junior High. As a freshman he played in the Shadow of Tiger tailback Greg Foxx and also toiled in the defensive secondary. In addition to his current tailback duties he still remains one of the strongest links in the Tiger secondary. There were the usual moments of anxious anticipation for Laughlin As he pondered his role As a Sophomore starter this year. A i was real Happy the coach had the Confidence i could get the Job done a he recalled. A i had the shakes before the first game but after the first play it was All the 1972 season figured to be a Good one for the tigers. Several key players did no to show up for various reasons though and a potential championship season suddenly had a Bleak Outlook. But the remaining tigers responded Well improved steadily and Gregory be prouder of his team and its very respectable 4-2-1 record. A it Sticks in our Craw that we Arentt on top of the standings a he admitted a but we feel we re As Good As any team in the conference now. I know that sounds egotistical but we believe with Laughlin returning for two More seasons along with another top notch Backfield Prospect heroine Goss the Outlook for Randleman could be Bright enough to color 1973 Blue and Orange. A i feel real Good about next Laughlin beamed a because All the line is coming Back except Danny. We lose Charles and Carlton too. But we be got some Good backs coming and when they talk about Good backs one name mentioned will surely be Kenny Laughlin. By Benny Phillips associate sports editor when they blew up the football at Central High Back in August Roy Boyles was worried about the future of this season. Now after seven games the Bison coach is More confident and perhaps mildly surprised at his teams 6-1 record. The Success of the season however is somewhat less of a Surprise to quarterback Carl Scott. Of course Scott does t have the responsibility or pressure that Boyles does. A i think last years team was probably a better team a says Scott referring to the club which won its Way to the finals of the state 4-a playoffs. A we had More depth a he adds. A if somebody got Hurt or something we knew we had a replacement on the Bench. This year we Don t have that much Bench strength and we have to play a year ago going into the Andrews game the Bison were undefeated. So were the raiders. The Arch rivals meet Friday night at Albion Millis stadium both carrying a 6-1 record into the game. Both lost to Winston Salem Reynolds. Scott did no to Point a Finger in any direction but said that he Roy Boyles did no to feel this years Central team had a stronger Point about it than last years club. A we play Well together As a unit and always have a he ported out. A just remember a he added a when be were Jaycees we had a Good team and finished our last Junior varsity season with a 9-1 record. We knew then that when we were seniors we would have a Good team and this year most of us Are playing the same positions we played As concerning the Andrews game Scott quickly Points out flying tigers need two More big surprises a a a tar. A a it a .1 Darrell Pinson that he feels last years team was Over confident of beating the raiders. A this year if we put it All together we can beat said Scott. A last year we were sure of winning and after the loss we juniors decided we wanted revenge. We wanted to meet Andrews for the state championship but North Forsyth beat them and then beat us. A this year we be been playing the games one at a time and there Hasni to been a lot of talk about Andrews but i done to think it will be hard to get the talk started during this week ahead of defensive end Darrell Pinson agrees with Scott. A if our backs Are running up to Par and our defense plays Well then i think we can win the game a says Pinson. A a we re not As big a Ball club As last year but i think we Are just As powerful. I also think we will make it to the state playoffs a added Pinson. A at the Start of football we had hoped for a Good season but after the Reynolds game we were Flat. We just sort of got together and worked things out for ourselves a said Pinson. Boyles has respect for the raiders and Well knows that his Bison club will have its work Cut out. A Andrews can be Tough As Heck a he says a Elf we play like we did Friday night against Greensboro Grimsley they could beat us 50-0. A we have had two real bad games a Boyles pointed out. A we had a bad one against East Forsyth and a bad one against Grimsley. Maybe we Are now due to play a great game. I sure Hope so because Well need to be at our Boyles gave Little credit to Grimsley a defense for the 13-6 score Friday night. The Grimsley defense however was probably the Best defense the Bison have faced this year. To some observers it did no to seem that the Bison played All that bad a game certainly not As bad a game As against East Forsyth. Admittedly however i t Wasny to centrals most shining performance. This week the Bison Are due to be at their Best or at least that a the Way Scott Pinson and Boyles feel. It j or Central Diar i Erbach Carl Scott to Lead Rison against raiders by Howard Hayes Enterprise staff writer Jamestown the flying tigers of Ragsdale have been offering surprises some Good some bad i throughout the season and if they want to make the playoffs they will have to continue to do so. Western Alamance is the stumbling Block in Ragsdale a path and two separate sets of circumstances Are necessary to remove them. 1 Ragsdale must beat Western Friday night in an away game. 2 Western must also lose its game the following Friday at Northeast Guilford. A Victory Over Western would give Ragsdale a 5-1-1 record in the mid state 3-a. Then depending on whether Northeast is successful the tigers would make the playoff or be pushed out by a Hal game margin. The half game in the standings is the result of Ragsdale a game last monday night against the same Northeast team. The tigers and the rams played defensive Ball that allowed Only one touchdown for each team and no extra Points. Because of the playoffs an overtime tie breaking was played to decide for conference purposes who would be credited for a win in the 6-6 standoff. With each team Given four Downs to move the Ball for the most total yardage the tigers came away victorious. Head coach Richard Kemp had predicted Ragsdale would have a hard time Friday against Graham but in a surprising combination o f defense and offence the tigers scored 41 Points to the red devils 18. Of the tigers can pud off one or two More such surprises they May have a berth in the playoffs. After Western Ragsdale plays at Home to Southern Alamance and then travels the next week to play a no conference game at Western Guilford. The final word has come Down about senior fullback Charles Halipilias. A Back injury suffered at Northwest put Chuck in the Hospital for several weeks and it will be several More weeks before he can return to school. Halipilias was gaining Good yardage before his injury ended his High school football career. Other teammates however Are taking up where Halipilias left off and seem to be improving More each game. Halfback Prince Deese and Jimmy Bolding and end Ricky Adams who moved into Halipilias Slot had Good yardage in Friday night s game. When the Rushing slowed Down or the team needed to open up its running game quarterback Jeff s e c h r e s t fired passes to end shorty Rickman. Bolding was the top gainer in Friday s game rolling up 125 Yards for a season total of 542 Yards. Deese was second with too Yards and a season total that has reached 662 Yards. Adams kicked in 77 Yards on eight carries. His total for the season is 205. Sechrest threw four passes to Rickman Friday night that gained 116 Yards and resulted in two touchdowns. If Ragsdale continues its winning ways the team will have its Best season in at least seven years. The most wins recorded in the six season just prior to this year was six but the team also had five losses. Kemp was seen smiling for the first time after a game Friday. He probably Hasni to bragged on his team much because the players seem to get Over confident easier than discouraged a fault that has plagued the team throughout the season. This season is Kempis first at Ragsdale and a winning year is his goal. Two More games and hell know. Raider captains Shine by Paul Kutz Enterprise sports writer Billy Sorrell has More baseball in his blood than red corpuscles but the Way he plays football you a never know it. Sorrell plays defensive end and blocking Back f o r Andrews red raiders. The senior also fills in the quarterback position when t h e raiders go to their a a in offence. But to the 6-1, 186-Pound Sorrell it s All a matter of doing what has to be done to keep the team together. A i done to have blinding Speed like the backs a admits sorrel. A so i Don t mind playing blocking Back. Actually i enjoy defense More where you have to read the opponents offence. Usually the end will Tell you exactly what a going to sometimes Sorrell does no to like what the end is telling him. Especially when two blockers come bearing Down on the Raider for end sweeps. Either Sorrell splits t h e blockers or they split him but he has had considerable Success against the opposing forces. Last Friday night had to be one of his better games where Sorrell who also serves As co Captain along with Ken Hill put a halt 1� Parkland s Billy Sorrell scoring threats. Besides a Fumble recovery on the raiders four Sorrell was in on dumping the quarterback three times not counting a safety in the closing seconds of the game in addition to that he blocked one screen pass Stopp sweeps to right dead cold and helped Clear the Way for the Raider offence a my weakest part of my game is getting ready for both ways. I was getting unusually tired against Parkland. But i think in be improved since last year. Coach Tomi Barger Ken Hill has shown me what to do and i know the position As a co Captain Sorrell takes Over the responsibility in making tile decisions on penalties and trying to get the Guys Heads together a As lie puts it. Ken Hill a safety and flanker complements Sorrell As the other co Captain by setting an example of How a he Young defensive squad should perform. Hill is also a senior and a probable College Prospect. While Hill is an excellent basketball player he really shines on defense in football where he spearheads the defensive line support. His 4 7 Speed in the 40 and his Good hands make Hill a formidable blockade and received. Like Sorrell Hill has stolen three or four aerials and is not afraid to jump in a crowd. A was a flank. ? Ken has to Block on All the running plays and run All types of pass routes and catch is traffic a said Andrews coach Bob Boswell. A your philosophy is if you can t catch the Bali keep the other Guy Lorn catching it. That a where Ken s defending ability and experience comes into play. He knows How to strip the Guy of the Ball by getting his hands inside and forcing the other Guys arms As partners in the team s leadership Sorrell feels that he and Ken work Well together. A Ken does t say much but be gets the Job done a said Sorrell. Defensive coach Tom Barger agrees that he counts heavily i both players. With the High Point Central game coming up Sorrell and Hill will have even More pressure on them. Evans returns to old position by Ray Alley special to the Enterprise China Grove Mike Evans is a defensive player for the Thomasville bulldogs. Friday night in Thomasville a 27-0 Victory Over South Rowan Evans played a new position. Well it really Wasny to new in that he played Middle guard All of last year but it was the first time this season at that position for the 188-Pound senior. Evans was the a nose Many on the bulldog 5-4 defense last year and Many Call him one of the Best to Ever play that position for Tsas. When Rick aughtry a departure last year via graduation left an opening at linebacker Evans got the Call. A to Tell Lyou the truth i like linebacker better than Norseman a smiled Evons who played linebacker in the first six bulldog games this year a but the coach says that i help the team at Norseman so that a where ill play. A at linebacker you Only have to worry about being blocked by one Man. The nose Man has to worry about three. The first thing i do when the Ball is snapped is try to go right through the centers face mask. I read the guard and Center and what i do depends on what they do. You be got to think More at Norseman because you re right in the Middle of the Evans switch on defense might have gone unnoticed had it not been for his replacement Kenny Staton the Junior who had been one of the top bulldog rushers in the Early games. Slowed by a nagging hip Bruise Staton had played Little the past two weeks offensively but got the Cal on defense against the raiders. A we thought Staton would be a linebacker before the season started a said bulldog coach George Cushwa. A i thought he did a Good Job but Why the switch to defense at this late Date Keith Williams the a Littlest bulldog a has come into his own at running Hack with several 100-Yard-plus games and Derrick Morgan has improved at fullback. Thus it became possible for Staton to be moved to defense. A Evans was a real Good linebacker up until this game a remarked defensive coach Allen Brown As he took up where Cushwa left off a the is also a real Good Norseman and its his quickness and strength that make him so Good. A a he a a smart football player and probably the quickest Down lineman we have. By him being so Quick and Strong the other team has to double team Block on him so this makes it harder to double team on the Evans made the transition without any apparent difficulty and had a big hand in leading the defensive Effort that held South Rowan to a Mere 39 Yards total offence and minus in Yards Rushing in the second half. He got plenty of help again from teammates like Ira dive. Charles Tate Ronald Wilson the Staton Brothers a a Mike and Kenny and the defensive secondary. They All put on an impressive show. A there were certain pass plays that i had trouble with a said Evans a but that will All come around. Ifs just a matter of adjusting. On passes i Rush straight ahead but always look for Hie draw Evans knows what it feels like to win a the bulldogs have Felt that feeling in five of their seven games this season. Actually a sixth game might have provoked this emotion of achievement in a tie with Statesville after which the bulldogs won the overtime playoff. Evans knows How it feels to lose. He and the bulldogs Felt it last year at this same stage of the season. He remembers Salisbury and the Aerial show that stunned Thomasville on a three game losing Streak to Cairn a the season. A yeah i remember that game a he said. A the thing i remember most about Salisbury was Biose Long bombs going Over my head. It won t happen again. A this year we have got a lot of togetherness. All the boys Are pitching in and doing what the coaches ask of them. We be got great pass coverage this year. Yeah i remember Evans played there last year a right in front of the renter. But now he has a year of experience a most of his teammates do also. Perhaps he did like linebacker better but Evans has returned Home in the defensive line. Whether it makes any difference or not is up to Kannapolis to find out next Friday then Salisbury

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