Pulaski High School - Oriole Yearbook (Pulaski, VA)

 - Class of 1942

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SPORTS • • • ATHLETES OF P. H. S. year ' s sports displayed the true spirit of keen and eager competition backed by clean sportsmanship, determination, and the will to win or to go down fighting. The crowds that thronged to Calfee Park witnessed exhibitions of enthusiasm and vitality that roused their admiration and respect many times throughout the ac- tion-packed schedule of high-spirited Orioles. The phony idea that 1941 football at Pulaski High was to be without the usual stamina and forceful playing that this year ' s two lettermen team heaped upon its opponents by Blitzkrieg ' teamwork was soon proved wrong. They were led by Captain Guy Whitaker at guard and fellow wearer of the Pulaski " P, " " Bow’ Haislip, at end. Under the direction of newly arrived Coach J. Ward Long, the small, inexperienced, but agile team journeyed to its first clash of the the season on September twenty-six against the Martinsville Bulldogs. The starting line-up included: Bill Miller, left end: N. D. Artrip, left tackle: Fred Alley, left guard; George Gerberich, center; Guy Whitaker, right guard; Ralph Gemmell, right tackle; Bow Haislip, right end; Hencil Hawkins, quarterback; " Slick 1 Tench, left halfback; Popeye Farmer, right halfback; and Von Moody at the fullback position. At the end of the game even though the Orioles tried to bring their last minute drive to the pay dirt, the scoreboard registered 7-0 in favor of Martinsville. The following week at home, the Pulaski team took no chance of being " stymied " by the element of time. Early in the game with the Radford Bobcats they started to chalk up the final score of 20-0. On October eleventh, with the spirit of rivalry PAGE FIFTY •



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LET’S GO, TEAM CHEERLEADERS Catherine Hinton, Dewitt Creger, " Rutty " Ryan, " Tiny " Edwards, Frank Akers and competitive football in their hearts and minus the injured Guy Whitaker, the Orioles defeated the Narrow ' s Green Wave to the tune of 6-0 in a moment when even water boy Alfalfa " hoarsed " his lungs as he watched quarterback Buddy Kegley intercept a Narrows’ pass which began the Pulaski drive to victory. The William Fleming Game retains a place in the mind of every Pulaski fan as the tops in Oriole sportsmanship. It was also the occasion when fiery Jack Caldwell and active end Douglas Alley broke into the Pulaski line-up to help keep a weighty team on its home ground to the score of 7-0. The " Orange and Black " clearly displayed their fight and caused the Roanoke team to quake and requake by the brilliant plays and fine teamwork of the Oriole backfield and line. By October twenty-six with a record of two wins and two losses the Orioles attacked William Byrd on the Calfee turf and went down to the disheartening score of 27-0. Marion, the team with the band, " entered into contest " with Coach Long ' s team and despite a series of completed passes on the part of the Orioles they squeezed through with the large end of the horn on a score of 7-6. That bitter day of November seventh is the memorable date Pearisburg failed to use their Red Devils forcefully enough to thaw themselves out and keep the Orioles, reinforced by the " debut " of heavy-set Pulaski tackier Crowell, from a victory of 6-0. The Maroon Wytheville team at their own field on November fourteenth returned to their dressing room at the half trailing 7-6; they came out, and returned at the end of their season with a triumph of 12-7, with a trophy, and with the knowledge that however they might have outscored the arrogant and courageous Orioles they could PAGE FIFTY-ONE

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