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THE GENTS ' MASCOT No older in years than the number of Centenary football letters made by W. H. " Grandma " Stone or Langford Hud- dleston, a new figure has come to add color to Centenary athletic events. A favorite of the coaches, a favorite of the players, and a new favorite of the fans, Walter O ' Roark, Jr., three-year-old, mascot of the Gentlemen, can be seen at all home games doing his bit to relieve the strain that is on the players, giving his full moral support to their cause. He comes dressed in the uniform to fit the event, and the lucky eleven he wears on his back marks him as the luck charm on the Centenary bench. At the football games he makes his appearance on the field with the cheerleaders and sits on the bench with the reserves. At the basketball games, he precedes the team on the floor and shakes hands with each member, as the team makes its first ap- pearance there.
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5 i» " % r e % Then u t he " r ot e 9 id 1 on . oo d sP xi ed °aorY- , I, an ' se 0- id Cot to th e boV £ pW- •vcVi- The editor wanted to write something that his public would read, so he wrote a satire on the seriousness with which Amer- ica views the football season. Then grabbing his hat and pass, he dashed off to the game. It seems that all America has its eye on the team of its Alma Mater, and if the team is not doing so well, the coach is asked, " What is wrong? " If the coach would answer truthfully, the answer may be, " We knew more about them than they did about us. We ran our plays at their weak spots, and we spotted their best ground gainers, but their boys were better athletes. They were better blockers, better passers and punters, and better tacklers. They won because they had the best material. " Or the truthful an- swer may be, " They knew a little bit about us, and we knew a little bit about them. The teams were evenly coached and played the same brand of ball. They got the breaks and won. It was a heart breaker. " Or again answering truthfully, he may say, " They outscouted and outsmarted us. They were set to stop our ground gainers, and they sprung a new offense. " So the coaching problem during the six days before a ball game is to outsmart your opponent. On these pages you get ready for the next ball game with Coach Parker. During the first of the week, while the fans are replaying last Saturday ' s game, Coach Parker, from the dope he has on his next op- ponent, sets an offense and defense with which he plans to win. The squad is drilled in this style of play and scrimmaged for condition. Near the end of the week, the fans turn their interest on the Saturday game, and with practice running smoothly, Coach Parker turns aside to talk matters over with them, by press and radio. Saturday is the ball game. Sweet are the fruits of victory and bitter the herbs of defeat.
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