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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - September 19, 1976, High Point, North Carolina 4c High Point Enterprise sunday september 19, 1976 lurch amp Jerky Lead Andrews defensive unit if running backs could evade tackles the Way coaches can Dodge questions it would take a ton of newsprint to write touchdowns there s no paper shortage however thanks to vastly improved defensive units that keep runners in Check but there Ain t no stopping the Veteran coach he can shirk the most persistent pursuers sidestep a Host of blatant inquiries slip away from verbal strongholds and if none of those work he can always speak in a foreign language the native Tongue of the successful coach is not understood by the Ordinary citizen Only after frequent usage does he understand it himself the other coaches perceive the nuances of the language with Little trouble while the rest of us struggle to figure out the underlying meaning. Not that the coaches lie. Now fake injuries shoestring plays and Surprise formations Are generally acceptable on the Gridiron but not prevarication so the language of the Veteran coach consists sometimes of shaded truths a coach might say a we re just hoping to get out of there the statement obviously tells the truth no coach wants a mass burial of his players not to mention a grave digging of his own. But what he also might mean is a a we be got a Doggone Good Chance of beating them if they just think we done to other possible interpretations that May be of value to the confused Reader include coaches quote a inexperience and Lack of depth is going to Hurt us this translation a a we be Only got to starters Back on offence and that makes us shallow in one position. A Andrews John Richardson teammates Call him lurch by Benny Phillips associate sports editor there s lurch a and there s Jerky. Put lurch and Jerky together and you have a couple of figures in the Andrews defensive unit which so boldly tightened the nozzle and Cut off centrals water Friday night. Lurch is a big Guy in Case you Hadnot already figured that out who stands 6-6 and weighs 210. His real name is John Richardson and he plays Strong defensive end with emphasis on Jerky on the other hand is Small he stands 5-7 and with pockets filled with Silver dollars and soaking wet weighs 149 pounds. His real name is Johnny Jett a and he can move on the Gridiron from his safety position with Oft Speed of his last name. Lurch and Jerky Are not the Only items unusual about the Andrews defense. In three games the defensive unit has Given up Only 14 Bison look to future us int this is supposed to be the Best to amp a they be Ever translation a that in t saying a whole lot because they be never had anything Well beat them again this year just like we always coach s quote a your quarterback sprained a crucial appendage our Star halfback is Black and Blue from last week and we re just hoping to have 22 healthy bodies on the Field translation a your Klutz signal caller stepped on his own Little toe. Our halfback got into an Ink fight in study Hall but now everybody is ready to coach s quote a i can t single out anybody. It was a team translation a live got such a Bunch of hot dogs that i can t afford to give any one player Praise and let it go to his head a coach s quote a we believe in establishing a Strong running translation Quot we can t pass a coach s quote a this is the most balanced our conference has been in translation nobody s any coaches quote a the score does t indicate How close the game really translation a a in a losing All my Good players this year. So i be got to say that so the other coach will say Nice things when his team Slaughters mine next in fairness to the coaches whose cooperation and comments Are genuinely appreciated most of their routine answers Are suited to the Caliper of questions questions hurriedly asked by reporters who have just sprinted Down the Steps from the press Box All the Way across the football Field through the dense crowd and up to the bus or Locke room door if the coaches had their turn Here they d probably love to snap Back responses like these stupid question loss a a were you disappointed with your smart answer a no. I like to keep my Job in stupid question a were you pleased with your win a smart answer a no. It s a lot easier to see what we did wrong rather than what we did stupid question a was your quarterback badly Hurt on the Blitz a smart answer a no. He d never been in an ambulance before so our offensive line thought they d give him a free ride a stupid question stupid questions a a do you mind answering these smart answer a no. A coaches life is easy and i have All the time in the world to spend with my family so i d like nothing better than standing out Here in the cold for hours a got any More stupid questions a prep schedule thursdays games Ledford at e Davidson he Central at Grimsley fridays games w Forsyth at Andrews Statesville at Thomasville c Davidson at Allen Jay Randleman at s. Guilford w. Davidson at so Randolph Trinity at Concord n. Stanly at n Davidson Denton at cd. Central by David Grimes Enterprise sports writer one championship is already lost. Central s Bison must now set their sights on a larger title and Hope for the second crack at archrival Andrews that meeting would Only come in the state 4a playoffs Central lost its Chance at a second straight City football championship Friday night when the Bison fell 28-7 to Andrews but the All important District eight Battle still looms ahead with a berth in the state playoffs the number one goal. That conference season begins Friday night when Central meets Grimsley. The question right now has to be. Can the Bison recover from consecutive losses to Thomasville and Andrews in time to Stop the Whirlie a i just Don t know if we can win it if we done to go out and work like Heck this week a offered Bison senior running Back Tony Hagler. A Flagler finished with 40 Yards Rushing against the Tough red Raider defense but also had two of the three Bison fumbles. A those fumbles just killed our he admitted. A we turned the Ball Over too much All night Long. A we just done to have it together As much As we thought a he continued. A the offensive line had its problems tonight and so did the defense a the Only phase of the Bison game that earned any Praise from Roy Boyles was the kicking game. We kicked the Ball Well tonight on punts and kickoffs covered real Well and got some Good return yardage from Darrel Mclean. I was pleased with that phase of the game a he said. Mclean had one Kickoff return for 60 Yards and another for 24 Yards. On the longest of the pair. Mclean took the Ball at his own seven and moved up the right sideline behind a screen of blockers before being tackled by Rory Chavis at the Raider 33. A we called a set up for a run to the he said. A i caught the Ball and headed toward the break i saw forming. By the time i got to the right sideline there was a see Bison on 6c Tony Hagler not together Points. That in football Lingo is Tough As a blocking Dummy which slaps Back. Beating Central s Bison was of no great Surprise to the a a big and the a a Little of the Andrews defense a i Don t guess i really figured they would come at us As Strong As they did a lurch pointed out after the game a they made a few mistakes which Hurt them or it would have been a much closer game. I m not taking anything away from them. I feel they have a Good team but that we just have a better Jerky said the Andrews defense started slower than it should have. A the first couple of times Central had the Ball they Bison it stopped themselves instead of us stopping them. Once we got rolling it was a different Story a he related. A i feel we hit them harder than we have either of the teams we have played this season. A both agree the team is improving. A at the Start of the season our pass defense was a Little slow coming around but now it is rather Strong Quot Jerky pointed out. A we had the Talent at the Start of the season a lurch said a but i feel now that we Are putting it together. Outside the conference we have proved ourselves and now we Are ready to begin our conference games. If we stick together we Are certainly capable of being in the state playoffs at the end of the year Quot he added the raiders lost the season opener to Grimsley by 7-3, Johnny Jett Raider safety but bounced Back to beat Page 23-0 and then Central 28-7. Lurch and Jerky Are both seniors both playing their second year of varsity Ball. Somebody May take a look and remark to somebody else that there goes Mutt and Jeff. But somebody who just finished playing Andrews May take a second look at lurch and Jerky and say to that somebody. A nope. You re wrong it s Popeye and Paul Bunyon a Ledford tops # in turnovers by Sarah sue Ingram Enterprise sports writer Wallburg a a yes the timeliness of turnovers they can bring your momentum to a dead Stop and set the other team in High gear or they can be relatively unimportant depending on where and when they occur that was t Good enough the significance of Trinity simply took the Ball timeliness was never so of away Steve Pope going for Ledford a Brian Banks Ace on defense Trinity a Robbie Rollins 88 talks with teammates Banks Henderson guns on Thomasville defense by Carol Wilson Utley Enterprise staff writer Thomasville any running Back hoping to find Daylight in the Thomasville defense does t have Many choices if he runs right he s liable to meet Brian Banks a 6-0. 203-Pound tackle who loves to hit if he runs left chances Are Good hell encounter Jeff Henderson a 6-3, 190-Pound tackle who also enjoys Contact. Neither one is Likely to yield much ground Banks and Henderson Are two key figures in a Thomasville defense that has yielded Only 22 Points in three games and has shut Down the running attacks of Rush oriented teams like High Point Central and Asheboro. The two seniors seemed to be everywhere against the Blue comets Friday spending enough time in the Asheboro Backfield to be on a first name basis with All the Comet backs yet both Banks and Henderson Are new to the defensive tackle position the former was an offensive guard last season while his teammate had a much Shorter move coming from defensive end Banks makes it Clear he sees his new position As a reprieve from 1975. Quot i like playing defense a lot better Quot he says without hesitation a i like to look for somebody to hit. A a you get More Contact playing tackle a agrees Henderson Quot i have More inside responsibilities now than i did at end a we have to Stop the inside running before either player can put the skids on a Ball Carrier however they have to find him and that is not always an easy Job a sometimes you can to see who s carrying the Ball a Banks admitted a then about the Only thing you can do is stand your a you can usually figure Jeff Henderson Tough enough out where the Ball s going when you see the Way the backs Are moving a offered Henderson a i also know to read the tackle in front of me to see which Way he a trying to Block me that can Tell me where the Ball s going once the bulldog defenders find the bal Carrier they move in quickly As Asheboro quarterback Billy Page discovered Friday night the Quick moving Page evaded the Thomasville Rush earlier but was repeatedly sacked As the game went on a the was a scrambler and they re harder to bring said Henderson a usually though the hardest see Banks on 6c Brown Junior boosters club will meet Thomasville the Brown Junior High boosters club will meet monday sept. 20, at 7 30 p m in the school cafeteria the boosters club will sponsor a bake Sale car Wash and rummage Sale at Southgate shopping Center on sept. 25 and oct. 9 As a fund raising drive for the athletic Field. Vious As in Friday s game Between Ledford and Trinity. The bulldogs fumbled the Ball away twice and threw it away once but that did t keep them from Victory Ledford by contrast doubled Trinity a turnovers with six giveaways All coming at the most Inopportune times three interceptions came late in the fourth Quarter to prevent a Ledford comeback a we had a couple of costly interceptions a said Ledford head coach Bob Spain. A but we showed poise. We did t panic. It was a Good ballgame for both teams. We just had More mistakes than they did. Maybe we be got them out of our system now going into the Trinity also made mistakes. But none of the turnovers were costly both bulldog fumbles occurred on hurried handoffs from attempted reverse plays. We stuttered a few times said Trinity head coach Larry Wall. A but the boys kept plugging Quot mainly the bulldog defense was plugging holes that Are usually open for Panther runners and when for Denton raiders the Sun is shining by Jeff Herrin special to the Enterprise after a Long week of rain sludge and Plain out Drudgery the sunlight broke through the Clouds Friday. And the Sun shone brighter than previous weeks at Denton High school As the red raiders came from a wingless season to overpower Patterson school 14-6. Perhaps one of the biggest beams of Light shone through As quarterback Bobbie Wood came Back after being sidelined with a concussion two weeks earlier. A a in mall right now Wood said a i just got my Bell rung a Little bit. A we finally got it together a the Junior said of Friday night s game. A the line did it the backs did it and most All the team did Wood who started at halfback against Patterson later switched positions with freshman quarterback Lee Terrell. A Lee did a great Job for me said Wood. A the Hasni to had quite enough experience with the option but that should come with one should also note that Terrell scored the final Denton touchdown on a one Ned Craver Denton coach Yard run in the fourth Quarter a after that win i think we can play with any team we re put up against for the rest of the season a Wood said a we take on Chatham Central next week and i know we can at least play with them. A that win really helped yesterday by Jeff Herrin 20 years ago the High Point Bison lost their second game of the season to the Durham bulldogs 18-0 interceptions and fumbles seemed to plague Central All night while the Breaks All went for Durham quarterback Tommy Ricks ran the Ball in for the first score in an end sweep play. All state Russell hollers took a Bison punt and ran it Back for 62 Yards and the score while Sophomore Jimmy Addison completed the game by taking a pitch from Ricks and adding six More Points to the Board. Thomasville walloped the Spencer railroaders 33-6 in the conference opener for both teams after leading 7-6 at halftime the bulldogs offensive unit Carne Back in the second half to drive Spencer in the ground scorers for Thomasville were Tommy Bowers. Johnny Stinchcomb. Alex Gibbs Don Deese and Doug Streetman on a 34-Yard Lunback from a pass interception Jamestown deadlocked Rankin in a nothing to nothing tie in which the clock won the Ball game the first half ended with the Jamestown flying tigers on the Rankin five Yard line and the Ball game ended with the raiders on the Jamestown three 15 Viars ago Trinity Defeated Allen Jay 18-13 led by Clyde Dowd who rushed for 141 Yards and one touchdown other bulldog scorers included Wayne Kennedy and Bob Hill. Gareth Beshears and Henry Peele led the scoring for the Jaybird East Davidson nipped the Ragsdale flying tigers 7-6 skip Parker scored the touchdown for the tigers but a Strong East Davidson defense prevented him from making the conversion. East s tailback Jerry Smith took the Ball from the 2-Yard line and ran 80 cards off tackle for the East Davidson score. Larry Finlan with 16 Points and to Clery with 12 led children s Home Wallop of Ledford 34-0 to Viars ago the Allen Jay Trinity game flipped sides As Jerry Stout led the Birds to win 13-7 Over Trinity Stout scored on an 83-Yard run and later put a Beautiful fake into the line to allow Johnny Ellington s score from around end Trinity scored when David spell hit Ted Schmaus on an 80-Yard pass play William Penn won Over Paisley 12-8 in a conference game Hauesler Washington ran 92 Yards to set up the first Penn touchdown he was followed by Wayne Lilly who took the Ball in from the two Paisley came Back with an 82-Yard run for a score and took the Lead with a safety. Lilly put the Edge on Paisley by catching a pass and then galloping 58 Yards for the final touchdown. Quarterback Mike Hipps hurled two to passes to Lead the Grimsley Whirlie to 12-7 win Over the Blue comets of Asheboro. Hipps hit Jimmy Mitchell and Mike Culbreth for the scores. Asheboro also scored on a pass play when Mike Voncannon threw to Mike Casstevens. Piv Viars ago Sammy Durham led the Andrews red raiders to a 43-0 Romp Over Burlington Williams. Durham rushed for 121 Yards scoring one touchdown and passing to Harold Nash for the other. Other Raider scorers included Charles be yesterday on a

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