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Page 47 text:
There will always be skeptics when
anything is termed "the most surpris-
ing" or "the best ever." But, there are
very few who would raise a voice to
dispute the statement that this
season's Hurricane football team was
the surprise element in statewide foot-
Echoes of sportscasters and news
reporters can still be heard, saying that
M-H East and Erwin will battle for the
bottom seat in the Big Nine Confer-
ence. But Coach Dale Ftose didn't
quite see it that way.
Facing a three year record of
twenty-two consecutive losses, Coach
Ftose proclaimed what his team would
do. Skeptics came out of hiding.
After the Hurricanes' first four
games, their first four victories, people
began to believe. The barren stadium,
once neglected by the public, began
to fill. Coach Rose was supported by
believers. During their fifth game, dis-
aster struck the Hurricanes. They saw
victory flee as fast as a referee's flag
can be drawn from his pocket. Three
weeks later, with a 6-1 record, the Hur-
ricanes were again plagued with the
same fatality, with films proving that
the team was rapaciously deprived of
The M-H East football team was still
followed by believers. They finished
their season with a 7-3 record. Not the
best record, but the best team. They
believed in themselves. -- editorial.
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Totalling twenty-seven members
from M-H East, M-H West, and Mor-
ristown Junior High, the Morristown
Swim Team initiated its training at
the beginning of the 1973-74
school year. Performance required
workouts four times a week at the
Morristown Boys Club. These work-
outs consisted of drills such as
sprints, stroke perfections, dive and
turn techniques, and swim-offs.
These performance drills enable
the swimmers to strengthen their
The 1974 fliers, with the help and
experience of Coach William Lan-
dry, former Chattanooga swimming
star, compiled more victories than
in their past seasons combined.
After dual victories over David
Crockett, the fliers were handed
their first loss by Sullivan Central.
The Fliers came back to defeat
other top teams. With the combined
effort of the three schools, the Mor-
ristown Fliers recorded their most
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on his breaststroke. CBottomJ Keith Welch pull:
ahead of his opponent to win the 100 mete
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Roaring crowds and cheering fans
spurred the 1973 M-H East football
team to an impressive football season.
Facing a record of 22 consecutive
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