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THE FULL MOON
October 23, 193J
A. H. S. SPORTS
The Varsity club idea is really the stuff, according to the boys.
Maybe that is why the team has been doing so well. Anyway the
idea is to get the boys together each Thursday night to talk the matter
over and review the plays. Only letter men and members of the SQuad
are eligible. From time to time speakers will be invited to speak to
the club. Bill Furr, Ted Wallace, and Tom Hatley are leading the
new club as president, vice president, and secretary respectively.
Football fans seems to be very contented with Albemarle’s
mighty eleven this year, because of the fact that they are going
to the top of the conference if they keep that continuous touch
down drive against their opponents as they have in the first four
vicories over Salisbury, Statesville, Spencer, and Badin. This
mighty Albemarle eleven has scored 86 points to their oppon
The awfulest piece of running took place last Monday evening at
touch football practice. The first and second string was scrimmaging
and the second string punted to the first string. Bill Furr got the ball
and ran around the midgets. Just as he was about to be tackled,
he lateraled it, and so it went for a minute or two. The ball-carrier
was finally brought down and everybody fell gasping to the ground.
Wade Denning swore he had run 600 yards.
Children’s Home Shades Bulldo3s 13-6;
To Meet Spider Eleven Friday Night
In Bulldog Attack
Ever wonder what the bench warmers think about while their
team mates are out there doing and dying for Alma Mater? Well,
we received an exclusive communique straight from the bench
saying that they do not, as you might expect, keep their minds
on the game. Oh, no, not our master minds. They make every
minute count by engaging in the absorbing and informative little
game of mumble-the-peg. According to the communique. Bob
Young and Fred Albright are credited with being the originators
of the idea. After everyone has gotten over the excitement of
the opening kick-off and settled back to watch the game as all
nice little boys should do, out come the smuggled weapons and
the contest begins in earnest. The only catch at present seems to
be the splinters that the game causes. Maybe that is why the
other players stand up so much. Anyway, try this at the next
game. If you get excited over something, take a look at the
bench and be ashamed of yourself. Admire the nonchalance and
submissiveness of these two huskies. They don’t get excited over
such a little thing as a football game. Oh, no. After all, they
are reserved for the mountainous task of holding down the bench,
and they do so with the utmost grace.
GIRLS CUT CAPERS TOO
“Ouch! Oh! Don’t touch me. Hands off!” With these cries
we know tumbling has started. This spells trouble for many girls
in Miss Holt’s gym classes. For as you know soreness follows tum
bling and the girls are really sore!
Rachel Turner says, “Gosh, my feet are swollen. That’s why I
wore my sister’s shoes to school.”
Maitland Smith says her legs feel twice their normal size.
So teachers, don’t un-excuse these girls when they’re late for
class. You understand that it takes a tumbler a mighty long time to
walk up the stairs and twice as long to get down.
Miss Holt is really doing some good work with these girls (from
their sounds and looks).
Here’s to the girls! We’re expecting big things this year.
Credits! Five hundred points to make a letter. That’s what
the girls in Miss Holt’s Athletic club are dreaming these nights!
A big hike the 23rd gave approximately 20 girls the chance to
win some points. Chaperoned by Lucy Mae Miller and hiking-
manager, Ruth Miller, these girls hiked the seven long, weary miles
to Badin and the seven tiresome miles back. Just ask “Two-ton”
Ellis how her feet felt when she reached Albemarle! “Two-ton”
walked home bare-footed, but not until she reached the city limits
did she call her mother to come for her. Atta-girl, Ellis!
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Stinging under a 27-0 defeat
handed them by the Children’s
Home Methodists last year and en
couraged by four straight victories,
the Bulldogs played a marvelous
brand of football to hold the heav
ily-favored Orphans to a 13-6 score
Playing an aggressive, heads-up
brand of football, the Bulldogs
were able to hold the Methodists
scoreless during the first period.
However, the line defense began
to weaken somewhat in the second
quarter, and Buck Adams, substi
tute fullback for the Methodists,
ripped off small but consistent
gains through the line that led
them to the three yard line, from
where he plunged over for the
score. Darnell, brother of Duke
university’s star end, converted
from placement, and the Orphans
went into the lead, 7-0.
The offensive strength of the
Bulldogs began to show after the
next kickoff, and the Albemarle
team never relinquished the ball on
their touchdown march. Gaining
by end sweeps and line plunges,
the Bulldogs carried the ball to the
Methodist 15, where Bill Furr shot
a pass to Tommy Hatley, who went
over the goal line standing up.
Furr’s attempt at the extra point
from placement was wide, and the
Orphans still led 7-6.
Coming back again strong after
the half, the Methodists, with
Adams again leading the way,
plunged on down the field to their
second and final touchdown. The
attempt for placement was wide,
and the Methodists led 13-6.
Although this was a defeat for
the here-to-fore undefeated Bull
dogs, it was really a moral victory.
The Children’s Home players and
officials had only the highest praise
for the visitors. One of the Meth
odist coaches ventured the asser
tion that the Bulldogs had the
strongest line that they had ever
met in high school competition.
Scoring in every quarter, the
Albemarle midgets ran roughshod
over the Baby Pythons of Monroe
to run up a 59-0 score. Every
man on the squad saw action in the
game, and all combinations proved
to be scorers.
Led by Lloyd Skidmore, Bob
Furr, and Owen Skidmore, the
Bullpups scored three touchdowns
in quick order to put the game on
ice. Not content with this lead,
however, they continued to score
almost at will throughout the game.
At the half the score stood at 33-0.
The only Monroe scoring threat
came as a result of a series of
passes midway the second half that
brought them from deep in their
own territory to way down in Bull-
pup territory, but here they tried
line plays and the defense tighten
ed sufficiently to prevent a score.
This brings the season record for
the midgets to two wins and one
tie. One of these wins was scored
over the Badin midgets. This same
midget team held the Bullpups to
a 6-6 deadlock on the Badin field
Saturday, October 14.
Concord Team Is
To Be Opponent]
Under Arc Lights!
It will be a once defeated Bill
dog eleven pitted against a ontl
defeated Spider eleven -when tk|
football teams of Albemarle
Concord face each other at W
Field Friday night.
This contest, publicized to
the biggest scrap in the confeij
ence this week, will determine onj
of the top positions. In the pra
season ratings Concord was rate]
second, but the unexpect«|
strength of Children’s Home
downing all its foes so far, It
taken over the number two spot
Badin Watts 7-0
After piling up impressive vic
tories over Statesville and Spencer,
the Bulldogs slowed down some
what before an inspired Badin
team, but still managed to beat
them 7-0 on the local field, October
13. A 13-yard pass late in the
second quarter from Furr to
Blackwell accounted for the only
The Girls’ Athletic Association
held its first meeting in the school
cafeteria October 9 with around
100 girls attending. Mr. Gehring
was the main speaker.
Miss Faye Holt, adviser, outlin
ed the program for the year.
“We hope sometime during the
year to give a performance of some
type showing the skill of the girls
in the group. We plan to have
some bowling parties so the girls
can learn to bowl, as well as hikes,
skating groups and other things
that may appeal to the girls.”
The meetings are to be held the
first Thursday in each month. The
officers for the association are:
president, Virginia Safrit; vice
president, Evelyn Merritt; secre
tary, Lee Gilliam; treasurer, Jose
Twice the Bulldogs got inside
the Badin 15-yard line, but there
met a stone wall defense that
caused the scoring threats to go
for naught. A Badin fumble on
the eleven yard line gave Albe
marle the first break, but it also
went for naught.
The only serious offensive threat
by the Bulldogs came at the begin
ning of the second quarter when a
pass placed them on the Watt’s 11-
The Bulldogs, on the other hanj
were rated about fourth, and ban
shown an amazing strength in coJ
ference play, winning their fis
two games from Statesville
Spencer handily, and going dow
in defeat Friday before the CM
dren’s Home Methodists.
But, the Bulldogs are forgetti
that defeat as they prepare fort
all-important contest Friday. Tei
morale is continuing on an umsl
ally high level, and they will
out to catch the Spiders in tl
own net. This is the only
that the Bulldogs will play
the arc lights this year, and tlii
may prove a slight disadvantage,
Mabry, Furr, Blackwell, a
Lowder will .be expected to coi
tinue the power tactics which W
proved so successful this seabO.
The usual starting line wil pro
ably be in shape after sustami
several minor injuries in the
dren’s Home game.
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