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Blackburn is another player Coach Miller could never asl: too
much of. He made up his lack of height by his hard work and
fight. I-le was a dependable player that always did his be-st
when called upon. He received a letter for his worthy efforts.
- limmy Connor, former reserve,
V developed so rapidly this season
. that he became a brilliant, de-
' 'n pendable performer, Although
he was not so smooth as he
could have been, he has another
year in which to find his stride.
In all probability Connor will be
back fighting to letter again as , Auf'
Guerdon Busby proved his worth in all the games the Eagles ,131 TW
played this season. He developed swiftly in the last few weeks .il '
of play into a first class performer. His strong efforts earned for 5
him a letter. The most important thing is that he will be back
next year to prove himself even more valuable to the squad.
A crowd of l,4OO fans which had the gymnasium bulging, Watched the Eagles
chalk up their twenty-third straight victory of the season when they defeated the
rugged Cross Plains Buffaloes 26-16 in the opening game of the Regional Meet.
I. T. Dennis' tip-in of a rebound gave the Eagles an early lead. At the end of the
first quarter the margin against Cross Plains was 8-l, and two more goals were
looped in the second quarter before Cross Plains flipped in a field goal. P. H. Hille
high scorer, with a total of ten points-scored from the side just before the half and
ended the second quarter with a total of Abilene l4 points, Cross Plains 3. The Buffs
put up a game fight in the second half, and the game closed with Abilene ahead by
a ten-point margin. Top defensive honors went to Prank Brahaney.
In the feature game of the tournament, Abilene met San Angelo in the finals.
The Eagles, inspired by the thought of a trip to the State Meet, Won that honor when
they tripped San Angelo in a hard-fought game.