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Page 24 text:
Taking a well deserved rest, Jimmy Bass
watches intently from the sidelines as
the defense 'does its thing' on the field.
Linebacker Tommy Mathias intercepts a
Cardinal Newman pass while the
intended receiver attempts to tackle him.
In Upset Victory
Suffering a 3-0 defeat by
Batesburg-Leesville in Lexington
County's first Sportsarama, the
Wildcats embarked on their regular
season which yielded a record of
Wildcat Hollow provided the
scene for the Wildcat's blast against
Cardinal Newman 70-62 Halfback
Jimmy Bax and halfback Pat Davis
led the offense with three touch-
downs each,' Tommy Mathias keyed
the defense with two interceptions.
ln the first game away from
home, Lexington dumped
Traveler's Rest 34-0 Due to the
effective defensive plays, the
opposing offense was held to six
first downs and 66 yards rushing.
Odie Hawl was the highlight offen-
sively,' he completed 11 out of 13
pass attempts for 186 yards.
Returning home for the third
game, the Cats handed Andrew
Jackson a 22-6 loss. However, four
Wildcat turnovers failed to change
the gameis outcome.
Third-ranked lrmo rolled into
town with three victories against
4-AAAA Conference schools
tucked under their helmets. Pre-
pared mentally and physically to
meet them, Uwe VWldcat defense
allowed only one touchdown in
the first half, which was scored
with only 51 seconds remaining Dur-
ing the last minute of the third
quarter, Lexington's Jimmy Bass
plunged into the end zone,' Mackie
Bedenbaugh added the PA T, mak-
ing the score 7-Z ln the fourth
period Bedenbaugh missed an
attempted field goal,' but Darrell
Sharpe recovered an lrmo fumble,
thus allowing Lexington another
field goal attempt. This time the
ball split the uprights and Lexing-
ton hung on for a 10-7 upset
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Novel ideas became reality at
the 7972 Homecoming Festivities.
Prior to the game in which Lexing-
ton was defeated by Thurmond
21-20, thirteen contestants and
their sponsors-senior football
players-were chauffeured around
the football field, riding atop con-
After being escorted onto the
field by the fathers of the sponsors
to the pep band's rendition of 'For
All We Know'at half time, the con-
testants eagerly awaited the results
of the secret balloting held earlier
that day. Hearts fluttered as the
voice of Chuck Sightler erupted
from the loud speaker, breaking the
silence of the hushed crowd with
the announcement of the winner.
The beaming Homecoming Oueen
of 7972-Luan Miller-and her maid
of honor-Joy Holman-were then
crowned and given a congratulatory
kiss by Lou Lang
Joy Holman, Maid of Honor, is pre-
sented to and well-received by her
supporters at the Thurmond game.
Homecoming Queen contestants are
Janet Poole, Joann Leaphart, Robin
Crawford, Audrey Buchanan, Delores
Wingard, Christy Clemenz, Carla Aull,
Kathy Mims, Susan Paul, Cindy Craven,
Joy Holman, Sheila Bailey, Luan Miller,
and Cindy Cromer.
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