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THE PIONEER Football Season Andrew Lewis o—Portsmouth 6 When the Wolverines went on the Portsmouth field for this game, they were clearly the under¬ dogs; but when they came off, they had won a moral victory. Afost of the playing was in mid- field or better, and several times Salem drove deep into Woodrow Wilson territory only to lose the ball on downs or pass interceptions. Ports¬ mouth scored in the first half on a series of long runs; but after this, the game turned into a de¬ fensive battle. The entire team, especially Dave Miller and Spruhan looked great during this game which was easily the hardest fought and best game Salem played all year. Andrew Lewis 7—Jefferson 21 The score of this game tells the story. Salem fought hard, but Roanoke’s power and reserves were too much for the Wolverines. Andrew Lewis used all their plays and ability but could only score on a screen pass from Guy Spruhan to Bill Shaw, who ran about fifty yards for the touch¬ down. Salem completed some other nice passes but could not threaten Jefferson too seriously while sheer magician manpower rolled to three touchdowns. Andrew Lewis played good ball, but it was the same old story of too much Roanoke experience and reserve strength for the Wolve¬ rines. Guy Spruhan Back Ira Feazell Tackle Bill Kinzie Tackle H. R. Davis Guard Bill Shaw Back George Graybill Guard Frank Shelor End Dick Little Center •C( 64
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FORTY-FIVE FOOTBALL Despite all these difficulties and bad breaks, the team, led by Co-Captains Guy Spruhan, Jr., and Frank Shelor, worked hard, learned a great deal, and played good ball. The Co-Captains were both selected as City-County All Stars, and Andrew Lewis can well be proud of them and all the rest of the Wolverines. Andrew Lewis 19— William Byrd 13 The Wolverines opened their 1944 season with a win over a scrappy but out¬ played Vinton team. Spruhan scored twice for Salem, and Thomas plunged for the third touchdown. Although Byrd gave Salem a scare with their two touch¬ downs, the actual game was clearly a victory for Andrew Lewis. Andrew Lewis 16— William Fleming 7 The game started off just as the previous one with Salem marching for a touchdown by Spruhan early in the game; but Fleming came back and fought Salem to a standstill during the second and third quarters. Lewis began clicking again late in the game, but time ran out. Guy Spruhan’s extra point and the defensive play of Shelor and Kinsey were the leading factors in this victory for Andrew Lewis. •gf 63 b
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FORTY-FIVE Football Season Andrew Lewis 25—Lynchburg 8 After their two defeats, the Wolverines came back and easily defeated a heavy Lynchburg team. Dave Miller scored two touchdowns—one on a pass and the other on an end-around play. Frank Shelor scored on another end-around, and Guy Spruhan ran the fourth touchdown over. Lynch¬ burg scored on a long pass and a safety but were never really in the game as the Lewis line was vastly superior to the Hilltoppers. Andrew Lewis o—Danville 14 This was another close, hard-fought game. George Washington, who tied for the State Championship, scored one touchdown in each half while Salem’s greatest threat was in the second quarter. They drove deep into Danville territory, but a pass interception, as the half was ending, stopped the Wolverines. This was the last game at Andrew Lewis for about twelve of the players. Although they would have liked to win, they had nothing to be ashamed of in the out¬ come. Leonard Thomas Back David Brown Guard Dickie Bunting Back David Miller End Ray Wilbourne Horace Barnett Back Center “Duck” Keith Manager €f 65
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