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The 1939 Freshman football squad. THE JUNIOR GENTS One of the hardest working and most aggressive group of freshmen Centenary has ever seen showed up last fail to represent Iheir class in the football world. While their offense never was worked to perfection, their defense was really something to stand up and cheer about. The Junior Gents started this season off with a scoreless tie against Northeast Center. Holding the Indians from Monroe on their own three-yard stripe in the closing minutes of play, the Frosh gave us one of the most thrilling finishes to a football game we have had the pleasure of seeing. In their second game, the Freshmen trounced the Louisiana Tech Bullpups 28 to 6 with an effec- tive aerial attack. The next major conflict was with Lamar Junior College at Beaumont, Texas, where the Junior Gents came out on the short end, 7 to 0, despite the outstanding kicking on the part of Mayo Faith. In their final game with Louisiana Normal Frosh, they lost 12 to 6 after three scoreless periods. Outstanding among the freshmen this year were Mayo Faith with his kicking ability, Charles Birtman with his passing and line crashing, and Hose Weatherford, receiving Birtman ' s passes at right end. In reality, all of the boys deserve mention and we are looking forward to some good varsity ma- terial next year.
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Norms McCrary Tackle Claude Teel End Lavelle Murphy End Baiijo Holloway Cenier OLD RIVALS Following a 15 yard penalty on Tech and an incom- plete pass by Centenary, Cotton Barnes and Bob Barrie led a march that carried the ball to the Bulldog five- yard marker. Barnes then picked up the final five yards, in three tries and a touchdown; adding the extra point on a kick from placement. Although the ball was wet and slippery, both teams went to the air. Tech tried fifteen passes and eleven were incomplete. Centenary tried ten and completed four. With Whitehurst helping Barnes and Barrie on the running plays, the Gents gained 130 yards on 35 running plays to Tech ' s 95 on 36 plays. Whitehurst had the best average with 6.1 yards per trial. Each team made seven first downs. John Manson Back Delwin Heft Back
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BASKETBALL At the half of every basketball game while spectators munch peanuts, gossip, or take a stretch, the coach and the boys on the squad gather in the locker rooms and put their heads together for a council-of-war. They have seen by now how the enemy works and they put all of their strategy together to counter-attack the opponent ' s plans. Finally the time comes for the last half. Eager to try out their new ideas, they present such a picture of enthusiasm and determination that you know that as long as we have students such as these enrolled in our college, Centenary will never die.
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