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THE PIONEER (VARSITY) Football D. E. Denton . Coach Charlie Andrews . Co-Captain James Johnson . Co-Captain Peter Apostolou . Manager Ends Tackles PLAYERS Guards Centers McGhee Johnson Lee Hurdle West Keith Graves CORMELL Philpot Shaver Brown Armstrong Jonas Lambert Wilbourne McDaniel Aliff Swann Haden Zimmerman PIGSKIN MEMOIRS Backs Stone Whitlock SlNK Andrews S0WDER Barnett Apostolou Twenty-five boys answering Coach Denton’s call, on the first of September—Gus “a-dishing out laps”—Hitting an elusive tackling dummy—Day before first game. All nervous and possess¬ ing hollow stomachs (and all trying to hide it)—Whitlock and Stone hitting the line to score and to open the season with a victory over Radford—“Coon” Lambert and his “Come on life” in¬ stilling fire in practice—Playing Graham on the Bluefield College stadium—Twelve first downs to their four—Buddy Johnson chasing a pass intercepting Graham back eighty yards to insure a scoreless tie—Prancing out on Maher Field to hear a blood-tingling cheer from the Lewis rooters— Umpire Sampson messing up a treacherous trick play (the “bucket”) to give Jefferson the ball on our two-yard line—A Lewis line, led by Cormell and McGhee, making heroic goal line stands— Stone punting out of danger—A Magician-completed pass giving them the ball on our three-yard line—A stonewall defense cracking on the last down to let them score by a still disputed inch— 64 ] Letlerman. Captain-Elect.
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of 193 7 Football Resume A. L. 12 A. L. 0 A. L. 0 A. L. 6 A. L. 7 A. L. 0 A. L. 0 A. L. 45 A. L. 0 Total. 70 Radford. 6 Graham. 0 Jefferson. 7 Lynchburg. 12 Charlottesville. 0 Alexandria. 0 Portsmouth. 13 Vinton. 0 Danville. 0 Total. 38 Stone in the open twice, with no one between himself and the goal, only to have his injured leg fold up under hi m, and allow Lynchburg tacklers to bring him down—Charley catching a pass to score—The “all-state” Justice passing and running Glass Hi to a 12 to 6 victory—Buddy’s torn football pants—Lane Hi from Charlottesville invaded our camp only to be licked to the tune of seven to nothing—Stone dashing sixty-yards, behind excellent blocking—Jim Brown checking oil—Leaving early Friday morning for Alexandria—“Hook” booting a sixty-yard south-paw punt—Score nothing to nothing, and our ball on the two-yard line, with seconds to go—The time keeper’s whistle ending all hope for victory—Weenie, Fred, and “Coon” running plays down the halls of the Ritzy George Washington Hotel—Sheep, Keith, and myself getting thrown out of a theatre (show was rotten anyhow)—Putting Sheep to sleep (sick off hamburgers)-—Running wild against Vinton, with Sink scoring the first touchdown to start a 45 to 0 massacre—The squad running back to the lockers, after the game, to work up a sweat—“Sleepy” singing the “Huckle¬ berry Song,” beneath the showers—Playing a heavy Portsmouth team on a wet sandy field—■ Charley, dashing fifty yards, and I preventing him from scoring by blocking the safety man into him—Dancing at a Ball, given in our honor by the Portsmouth Monogram Club—Keith with a busted leg groaning all night (after he had danced on the thing)—Regretfully closing the season with the thrilling Danville game—Charley’s attempted fieldgoals going wide—Last-minute passes being caught and intercepted by Salem and Danville alike—The mournful wail of the time keepers whistle sounding a death knell to our season—With a last sad look, turning in our battle-worn equipment—Laying the blue and white away for another year—. 4 65 } Preston Graves
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