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Page 69 text:
The Orioles dropped whaT seemed a sure
win To Galax The Tollowing week. The com-
binaTion oT Ferguson To WirT clicked Tor The
TirsT Touchdown, while PaT SurraTT added anoTher
a liTTle laTer on. BUT This I3-O lead was surpassed
by The Maroon Tide and Tinally melTed inTo
a I9-I3 deTeaT Tor The Orioles.
WyTheville High School, boasTing one oT
The besT Teams in Their hisTory, invaded CalTee
Park To baTTle Tor The championship cup which is
awarded To The winning Team each year. AT
TirsT, The sTruggle was nip-and-Tuck, buT aTTer
The TirsT quarTer, iT was WyTheville all The way.
WyTheville's excellenT passing was largely re-
sponsible Tor The 29-O Tally which gave Them
The DisTricT Championship.
AT The end oT The '47 season a TooTball
banqueT was given To The players by The Lions
Club and awards were presenTed To The mosT
ouTsTanding players oT The year by The local
merchanTs. The bangueT was Thoroughly enioyed
by The players and aTTerwards The Tollowing
awards were made: Buddy RaTcliTTe, mosT
poinTs scored: Don Mabry, besT down Tield
blocker: OTis Ouesenberry, Tield goal: French
Ellis, besT all-round linesman: and T. J. Duncan,
mosT valuable back.
We, The sTudenT body, have been iusTly
proud oT our TooTball Team This year. They have
shown Tine spiriT and good Team-play which, in
The Tinal analysis, is iusT as imporTanT as being
a winning Team.
HELVEY B. KING
Junior Varsity Football
The Pulaski Oriole Junior VarsiTy played
Their TirsT game oT The season wiTh The Radford
BobkiTTens aT RadTord. The hard-ToughT con-
TesT ended in a O-O Tie. Doug Divers, promising
Oriole Tullback, and OTis Ouesenberry did mosT
oT The ball carrying, while Doug BraTTon con-
necTed Tor several long passes.
ln The reTurn maTch on Their home Tield, The
Jayvees Tared much beTTer by licking Radford
25-6. BraTTon and Dean Carper led in The
scoring behind good line play Trom The whole
Unable To hold The Baby Maroons oT WyThe-
ville in check, The Oriole Jayvees wenT down in
deTeaT Tor The TirsT Time To The Tune OT I8-7.
The combinaTion oT quaTerback "Ezzie" Ouesen-
berry To end Bob King broughT Pulaski a Tally
in The TourTh quarTer. Ouesenberry also drop-
kicked The exTra poinT. Baugh and King were
sTandouTs in The line, buT The WyTheville eleven
goT all The breaks and The game was Thus decided.
FOOTBALL SCHEDULE '48
PULASKI OPPONENT PULASKI OPPONENT
26 Dublin 6 24 Narrows I3
32 Chrisfiansburg 6 0 Mariinsville 33
24 Blacksburg I4 9 Pearisburg 6
7 William Fleming 4l I3 Galax I9
6 Radford 7 0 Wyfheville 29
R, KI NG LOWMAN
Page 68 text:
The Pulaski High School Orioles, boasfing
one of The beTTer Teams in SouThwesT Virginia,
compleTed iTs Ten game schedule wiTh a season
record of five wins and five losses.
ln Their opening encounfer, The Orioles
handed The Dublin Dukes a 26-6 defeaT. The
Team showed plenTy of power and gave Coach
J. Ward Long an idea of how The Team would
WiTh one win under Their belTs, The orange-
and-black Tangled wiTh Chrisfiansburg on The
Calfee Park gridiron The following Friday nighT.
Displaying mosT of Their power in The firsT half,
They racked up a 26 poinT lead by half-Time.
Buddy RaTcliffe boosTed his scoring ToTal To four
Touchdowns for The season by adding The firsT
and final markers. The final Tally was 32-6, giving
The birds Two disTricT wins.
Taking To The road for The firsT Time, The
Orioles rolled over The Blacksburg Indians aT
Virginia Tech's Miles Sfadium. Affer a Blacks-
burg score in The TirsT quarTer. The Pulaski boys.
lead by Two agressive backs, T. J. Duncan and
Buddy RaTcliffe, roared back wiTh four sTraighT
Touchdowns To clinch The game, 24-I4.
Unable To peneTraTe The superior line of
The William Fleming Colonels, The Orioles were
compleTely ouTclassed To The Tune of 4l-7. Joe
Helvey seemed To be The only Pulaski back who
could gain any ground. Dick Page displayed
some excellenT defensive play, several Times
dropping The Fleming ball carrier before he had
reached The line of scrimmage.
The once-defeaTed Orioles came ouT on Top
in The sTaTisTics buT noT on The scoreboard when
They losT a Thriller To The Radford BobcaTs. The
Radford field was ankle-deep wiTh mud, making
fooTing slippery and uncerfain. AfTer The Orioles
had scored 6 poinTs in T-he firsT quarfer, Radford
came back in The fourTh wi+h a six-poinTer plus
The deciding exTra poinf, leaving The Orioles on
The shorT end of a 7-6 score.
The following Friday nighf, The Orioles came
from behind To defeaf The Narrows Green Wave
24-I3 aT Ragsdale Field. AlThough The orange-
and-black goT back info The win column, T. J.
Duncan, shifTy Oriole halfback, was losT for The
remainder of The season due To a leg iniury in
The Third quarTer.
AT Marfinsville, The Pulaski eleven was rid-
dled by a powerful aTTack which The birds could
noT maTch. The final score read 33-O.
Affer oufplaying a scrappy Pearisburg Team,
The Orioles found The score deadlocked aT 6-6.
WiTh only Two minuTes lefT To play, Coach Long,
as a lasT resorT, senT in OTis Ouesenberry, who
kicked a beaufiful 30-yard field goal To give
Pulaski a 9-6 edge.
BLANKENST-HP CARPER DUNCAN ELLIS FERGUSON
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"B" Squad . . .
Firsi row: Sm' D. wnfry.
Second row: Drwil 51 ml, Roy lar'-ian. George Bauqh. Sonny Lesley Freddy Newnmn. CMM. Graham, Fred Grvoow.
Third row: Rol.mn'1 Rawg Man Powe'-s, James Graham, Doug Bmllon. Bill Loder, Slanle-y Snri'ly Donald Hnfrvll. .
No? shown: l"ir'lf7r' C,5i,f-whkwvrrw, Doug Whcelinrx, Robfff Dunnigan, Dean Tr-slfrr
Track lhe slale even? and perhaps sel a new slale
We are looking lorwarcl +0 a more success-
ful and beller-organized lrack Jream This year.
We have one le-Herman back, AI I-larnillon, who
only began lraclc compelilion las? year. l-le nol
only won 'rhe Dislricl 6 high jump, buf wenl on
lo win lhe slale championship high jump in
Charlollesville. We hope lhal he will again win
record for The high iump.
TRACK SCHEDULE '48
Disfricf Meef af V.P.l.
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