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Coaches and Mascots
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shows them how it’s done. P. S. They re false.
Hootchie Morgan Shifted to backfield
Hoochie Morgan’s greatest ambition has finally been realized. He
has b^'ern shiffed'rom^is end position of last year into the varsity
backfield. His speed and ruggedness have ® ^
valuable player at the pJunging back position, and we are expecting
great things from him during the remaining season.
Alumni on College Teams
All reports show that some of our last year s gridiron heroes are
doing themselves honor on the various college teams. From Delaware
comes the news that Jack Castevens, all-conference guard on the BuU-
dog eleven last year, has been switched to the end position and will
see plenty of action this season. , ^ ^
And as we glance down the Davidson rostrum, we lind that
Franklin Niven, local boy, has been booked for a starting position at
end. It’s Frank’s senior year at Davidson and he is sure to win
honors for the Wildcat line this fall. . n ^ c-i, u-
Buck Mabry has entered Lenoir Rhyne, and Pat bhores^ his
present coach, predicts his becoming one of the best running backs
At Appalachian two ex-grid stars from Albemarle, Biil Furr and
Ernest Safrit, are battling it out for the safety position under the
leadership of Clyde Canipe, who coached o..nj—.
reach of the championship last year. It’"
as this certainly will gain recognition
• Bulldog t
_ r belief that a
I the football c
t. Alumni. We’re proud of y
Team Falls For One Girl
It’s a sad, sad situation. It seems that every member of the
football team has at last fallen in love, and with the same girl,
The victim? It’s the coach’s little daughter, Punk.
Punk made her first appearance before the team at an early
season practice session where she proudly informed all the playei
plus a handful of onlookers that Coach De Lotto was her “pop”.
At the age of three. Punk is slated to become the team’s youngest
and most admired mascot. A great lover of football, she never allows
a game to pass without contributing her share of the cheering from
her father’s side on the bench.
Beside adding a world of coJor to the games this fall. Punk will
serve as an inspiration to the team as they undertake the toughet*
schedule in the history of the school.
Bulldogs Lose Their First Game
Although everyone seems to have his own belief as to what hap
pened to the Bulldogs during the opening minutes of their game with
Salisbury, it is doubtful whether or not the truth of the matter will
ever be known.
The two teams took the field and before nine minutes of play had
elapsed, Albemarle had given up the 18 precious points that meant
the game. Salisbury used no new formations. The Bulldogs had
been thoroughly drilled against the Jacket offense, and yet, on simple
cut-back power plays and a short flat pass into the end zone they
grabbed the lead that the Bulldogs failed to overcome.
Then the locals began to click and at no other time throughout
the game did they allow Salisbury to get going. On several occasions
the Bulldogs threatened to cross the goal. What happened to turn
u confused, hurt Bulldog eleven of the first quarter into a machine
that was able to rack up more first downs than their opponents?
Have you the answer?
Attending A. H. S.
The Little World Series is over
and Albemarle won the champion
ship. People are beginning to set-
their normal lives again,
as students, can’t get over
the fact that right here in our
school, in our very classroom.- .-^it
of the players who repre.-eiit
the best in approximately 26,000
teams who started thi.- ycai
Samuel Andrew, who is a state
champion at the piano as well as a
national champion of third base,
again be counted on to help
with the musical program of the
Johnny Little’s specialty i^
catching the horsehide at an\
angle at first bai^e, but don^t let
anyone tell you that he can t re
ceive the pigskin just as well. ^
John’s aggressiveness on defense ^
plus his ability to snag passes from 0
•'ust anywhere they’re thrown
ve won for him a starting berth i
1 the varsity eleven. |
Tommy Rabe and Bill Long, util-1
..y men of the champs, have also
turned gridsters. Rabe has been
made substitute back, while Long
is threatening to break into the
starting lineup at guard. Neither
of these boys is a senior and both
should really go places before they
As a result of the part they play
ed in winning the Little World Se
ries, Tommy Swanner, James Mc-
Carnes, and Sherrill Cranford are
receiving due credit in admiration
from the student body. We all
consider it a privilege to be in
school along with the boys who did
“what couldn’t be done.”
1940 Midget Team
Over half a hundred boys, in
cluding several members of last
year’s squad, answered Coach Kd-
die Gehring’s call for midget foot
ball practice on September y.
Following a week of high exer
cises, the Bullpups have donned
their heavy equipment and
scrapping for positions on
Some of the players who ar
pected to be standouts on
year’s team are Bob Furr, who will
do most of the passing and
ing; Grady Brooks, an experienced
tackle; and Max Thompson, a new
comer who will see plenty of action
The midget schedule has not
been released, but according
Coach Gehring, it will con.^i.-t i u , * t . •
mainly of the competition played 1 DOOSterS Are ActlVC
year, with the probable addi- The booster>
M. J. De Lotto
Albemarle High’s ne\t ^
director. M. J. (Mush) D,‘"“
comes from the coachin,
W est Hampton High Sch* ^
iiiond, Va, in
Well-equipped for ti o.y.
Lotto has played professniT
ball for six years with i^A
and Norfolk and was capua ^
season. In 1937 he hjjL-na
In his five years as ahin ^
coach he has lost only a.'eaiv
having won .’il games, job
Commenting about n
this year, he said, “Wehiv.inc
the best little squads tha:; p,,
anywhere, and with a |j- ^
practice we should really
, “I would also like
all the places in which Ikiw
I I like Albemarle best,''ig‘
I A graduate of Randol|t^^^
Mr. De Lotto is now *»t, "
I his Master’s degree in
. ation at the Universitj t
He is married and hi ^Rc
j year-old daughter, Ly >
1 team’s mascot. They
on Hearne Street. [no
Boys! Bag That Rabbit With Our
Morrow Bros, and Heath Company
South First Street
J. C. Penney
146 West Main St.
ALBEMARLE, N. C.
(Questions of the Month
. Who i« the Bulldog'
7. How much does
(iym Required ?o
Of I nder-(’lassiiM;
.several major chanpc. itac
I made in the schedule and.tin
li\ itie.' this year. foe
Physical Kducation : ‘K
the boys and girls oflitui
j iii:iti and sophomore c':—na
ake for fear of overcw'/*^
la>.-e.-. Mio.-i Holt aiw
.iitlo are in charge of ik .
■duration department. ’
Chapel programs are ii
. rent this year as Mr, V-
nil have charge of the,El
J; .Monday.' and di^tra '
oom,' on Fridays, k ;h
(liedule has been pUuin«l8i
During lunch hour i _
eachers are on duty in aK^^
he .-chool building,
vill be in the buildii
he school grounds, iv ■ ,
U-Iits will ii.-;:i=t with
ictivities again this year, pi
ion of two or three teams-.
Anything But That!
thing around the .fhn
I coming football game..
I pep meetir. held ii
were discussing height for base-
pall. If you will grow two more
inches before next season, I will
pve you a free education,” con
tinued Dr. Shaver.
offered a suggestion: “Why not
put fertilizer in your shoes?’’
“Because I’m afraid I will get
You Can’t Drive Safely
Unless Your Car
first National Hank
Economy Auto Siinnlv
This week the cheerleaders,
Ueward LeC.-r, Josephine Beaver,
Polly .Martin, have been goinn
Jnd to the different home room-
teaching to under-classmen the
It IS expected that a large crowd
will attend all the ganif- •' ■ vuar
and join in the yells.
Assi.stant cheerleaders are (iraco
Cranford, Barbara Crowell, and
Ann Henning, who will .lubntitute
when the regular cheerleaders are
The newest if
Are to Be Found
on the football :
lay hear tin: k 'ns
fiibers of ll.i-' i' iic
For Good Healtlh
Good Cheer .
For That After Si