Andrew Lewis High School - Pioneer Yearbook (Salem, VA)

 - Class of 1941

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tf-Goiball only touchdown in the third period, when a long pass was thrown to John Cassell. Salem came back strong and drove to the Jefferson 9-yard line, only to be stopped short of an¬ other touchdown. In the fourth period Jefferson, in a vain effort to wfin, took to the air, only to be stopped again by the Salem team. A few plays later the game was over. That was a tired bunch of boys heading to¬ ward the shower room, for each had put his whole heart and best effort into the game. After this victory over Jefferson, the squad had the first of the week easy. Soon, however, our rough w r ork began and we were ready for the next team on schedule. SALEM 48, VINTON o With the Salem eleven scoring twice in the first five minutes of play and again in the first period, once in the second, twice in the third and once in the fourth, the Wolverines met with little opposition. The “Terriers” couldn’t make a dent in the strong Wolverine forward w T all and did not get into scoring territory all evening. Again the entire squad of Coach Denton’s players saw action. ANDREW LEWIS 13, LYNCHBURG 14 This was the closest and hardest fought game the Wolverines had played. The Wolverines, scoring in the first three minutes of play, had made a good start. It was impossible for the Hill- toppers to gain ground through that unyielding Salem line but in the second period McKenna, of Lynchburg, threw a long pass for the score that tied the Wolverines at the half. The Salem boys really came back fighting in the third. Harold Garrett ran the ball back to the Lynchburg 22, Salem gained nine yards four downs and Lynchburg took over. Big Buck John¬ son, Salem center, interrupted a pass and the Salem boys drove to the four only to be stopped again. The Salem line kept driving into the Lynchburg backfield and when Salem kicked to Lynchburg they fumbled, and again it was Salem ' s ball. Roots Bowman carried the ball over for a score this time. The try for extra point failed. In the fourth, with the Salem line still pounding Lynchburg on defense and on offense, the Hilltoppers made a long pass good and Bob Murray, of L) ' nchburg, kicked the extra point to win Morris Hudgins Katz Moose Williams Thompson Wilson 52 }

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Gaskins Loop Shelor Starkey Bowles King McCluer With valuable experience being gained each week, it seemed that no team was to stop the strong Wolverines. ANDREW LEWIS 33, LANE HI o By the looks of the above score, the Wolverines had another field day. Seeking revenge for the defeat of Andrew Lewis’ crippled last year team, nothing could stop that powerful Wolverine line and their spedy, hard-hitting backs. The two ends of Salem’s eleven, Bob Jett and Harold Keith, played outstanding games, they continually stopped plays around end and were in the Lane Hi backfield a good part of the time. With all the boys playing heads-up ball, Coach Denton was very well pleased with his team’s victory. The following week we had light work-outs and, after the previous crushing defeat, we were due a rest. The follo wing Monday we were back at our regular drills, preparing for our old rivals of Roanoke. ANDREW LEWIS 15, JEFFERSON 7 With perfect weather for this traditional battle with Jefferson, the Woolverines invaded Roa¬ noke. Before a large crowd, the Salem eleven went on the field with the will to win. In the first period of play, punts were exchanged freely between Harry Walton, of Jefferson, and Jack Wil- bourne, of Salem. It was in the last of the first period that Salem started its first touchdown drive. Bowman gained five, Haskins added five more for first down. Bowman was stopped at the line and Wilbourne, side-stepping two tacklers, completed a pass to Bowman on the Jefferson 25 as the first period ended. Haskins gained five through center, Garrett picked up two and on the third Wilbourne passed to Gleason for a score. Haskins booted the return point. Wilbourne made a nice 20-yard run but was stopped on the Jefferson 27. Failing to gain, Wilbourne kicked over the goal line. The charging Salem line drove into Jef¬ ferson and tackled Wal¬ ton back of the goal for safety. Salem had 9 to o at the half. Shortly after the kick¬ off in the third, the entire Salem line sifted through the Jefferson forward wall and hit Walton hard, causing him to fumble. Wyatt Corbin fell on the ball for a Salem score. The placement was wide. Jefferson scored their { 51 } The Tilt with Jefferson



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this tilt. All those who saw the game know that this Salem eleven outplayed the Lynchburg team in every respect. The team rested a week and then prepared for their last game of the season and for ten boys it was to be the last game played under Andrew Lewis colors. ANDREW LEWIS 33, DANVILLE 6 Still showing its mighty offense, the Wolverines again scored in each period of play. In the first minute of play Roots Bowman made a beautiful 53-yard run for the first score. Wilbourne carried the next one over. Harold Garrett took the ball on a reverse in the second period and scored standing up. In the third, Haskins went over for a score and at the beginning of the fourth McCluer crossed the line for the last Salem score. Danville scored on a 65-yard pass from Reigh Puk to Charlie Roysten, Danville end. This game ended our season of ’40. The statistics showed that we had the highest scoring team in the state and the most powerful offense in the school’s history as well as a very creditable defense. Among the outstanding players on the squad was Richard Fisher, guard, who w ' as chosen on the all-state eleven. Richard is the first player from Salem to win this honor since 1930. Jack Wilbourne, back, was chosen on the second team all-state eleven. John Gleasoon, Ed McCullum and Rufus Bowman received honorable mention. We are all proud of these boys and know that each deserved these honors. FIRST TEAM, First Row —Bernard Katz, Richard Fisher, Walton Bowles, Millard Bryant, Herald Keith. Back Row —Claude Hollyfield, Rufus Bowman, John Gleason, Jack Wilbourne, Richard Haskins, Johnny McCluer. 4 53 )

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