The Franklin times. (Louisburg, N.C.) 1870-current, September 16, 1969, Page 10, Image 10
Bulldogs Offense: 90 Points In Two Games Louisburg fullback Neill McDonald is shown above on his way to his second touchdown of the night as the Bulldogs walloped Norlina 50-0 here last Friday. Blue Wave defenders rushing in a fruitless effort to twart the Bulldog onslaught are: Lester Knight (18), Francis Alston (22) and David Vaughn (24). Bulldogs on the ground, left Steve Perdue (80), and right Jimmy Wrenn (10). Knight was injured late in the game and remained in Franklin Memorial Hospital until Monday with an inured neck muscle. He will be out of action this week but is expected to be able to play in the Waves September 26 meeting with Weldon. Staff photo by Clint Fuller. Bulldogs Defense: No Score In 96 Minutes Bulldog defenders move in against Norlina's sophomore fullback Francis Alston (22) and David Brantley (27) or Donald Wimbrow, (also listed as No. 27 on the Wave roster). The Louisburg defense has had opponents scoreless in two games with the deepest penetration being the twenty-yard line. Bulldogs pictured above are Steve Perdue (80), Steve Roberson (74), Dan Hayes (73), Mike Leonard (64), Johnny Pernell (71) and Robby McDonald (XI). Staff photo by Clint Fuller. I Bulldogs Down Norlina 30 - 0 It took them ten years, but the Louisburg Bulldogs gained long-awaited revenge from the Norlina Blue Waves Friday night as the locals dumped the visitors, 50-0. Oil September 25, 1959, the Waves slaughtered the Bull and although the locals had grabbed satisfying wins in the intervening years, Friday's was the-one they wanted. Running back Randy Seidel scored three touch downs In eleven and a half minutes to throw more water on the drowning Waves. The fleet-footed former Rocky Mount, Vi; star; carried nine times for 190 yards all but one trip coming in the first Rams Dump Garner" B 's " The Franklinton Rams picked up their second win of the season Friday night as they downed Garner High School's "B" squad, 33-12. It was the highest scoring splurge of the season for the Rams, who had defeated Gas ton, 12-6 in the season opener nd fell to Oxford Or phanage, 28-0 last week. Both teams scored in the opening frame Friday night, but the Rams went out in front in the second quarter to take a 13-6 lead to the dress ing room at halftime. Garner scored again in the third frame with the Rams getting a TD and a two-point conver lion. Franklinton struck twice in the final quarter. The Rams scored on runs of 10 and 17 yards by quar terback Jerry Simmons and a twelve and a 67-yard run by halfback Bobby Kearney. Donnie Beckham intercepted a Garner pass and galloped for 48 yards for the fifth Ram TD. Warren Collins kicked one of two extra point placements and Simmons tossed to Glen Phelps for the two-pointer. The Rams play host Fri day night to the Louisburg Bulldogs in a Franklin Area Conference game and the tra ditional Franklin County Championship tilt. It will be Hoemcoming for Franklin ton. half. Seidel broke away for runs of 79.30 and 35 yards. His 79-yarder moved him into fifth place in all time TD runs for Louisburg. The distance is just shy of William Rowe's 98-yarder against Norlina in 1962, B. T. Rowe's 95-yard romp against Siler City in 1958, Bill Williamson's 86-yard haul against Warren ton in 1964 and Bob Hob good's race for 82 yards against Franklinton in 1962. Neill McDonald jumped in to the Conference scoring lead by tallying on a 37-yard run and one for five yards as he scored two touchdowns and two two-point conver sions. Jimmy Wrenn made an un believable catch of a Larry Fuller pass, good for 38 yards and a touchdown and Charlie Hobgood rushed from the three for another Bulldog tal ly Norlina kicked off to Louisburg and the Bulldogs fumbled. The defense held as it was to do all night and Louisburg on the first play from scrimmage sent Seidel over the middle. He carried from the Bulldog 21 to the Norlina end zone for his 79-yard gallop that put the locals ahead. Fuller's pass to Wrenn was no good and the Bulldogs led 6-0. Steve Perdue recovered an on-side kick following the Louisburg score. Mike Sea man, of Norlina, intercepted The bold of the brass tabes on, a jewelry touch and puts on a pretty finish to this high<-front flapped curved heel. Spectacular with patriotic separates, or a shinny sweater dress, it's the lighter fashion look of fall. (?oMViK As Man in SEVENTEEN $12.99 ?ox's DEPT. STORE a Fuller pass on the Norlina 20 but the Bulldog defense quickly regained control. With 2:04 left in the first period Seidel carried from the Norlina 30 for his second touchdown. Neill McDonald ran the extra two points to give the Bulldogs a 14-0 edge. A minute and a half ex pired in the second period when Seidel once again car ried, this time from the Nor lina 35. McDonald again made the two-point conver sion and Louisburg led, 22-0. With 5:03 left in the first half, Robby McDonald inter cepted a Mike Seaman pass to set up the next Bulldog score. At the 4:51 time mark Fuller threw long to Wrenn and the fleety halfback grabbed the pigskin on his fingertips in the end zone. Seidel 's run for the conversion was not good and Louisburg took a 28-0 lead. Neill McDonald got into the touchdown act with 2:05 left in the half lugging the ball 35 yards for his first TD.J Phillip Redmond made good the conversion but a penalty nullified the play. On the second try Fuller's pass was incomplete and the Bulldogs had a 34-0 lead. At the six-minute mark in the third period Charlie Hob good carried from the three yard line and Carey Wrenn gained the two-point conver sion to move the Bulldogs out in front 42-0. With just over a minute left in the third frame, Ed "Boo-Boo" Pergerson inter cepted a Seaman pass on the Louisburg thirty. Johnny Per nell, chosen by The Durham Morning Herald as linesman of the week, did the same with 5:32 left in the game to set up McDonald's second TD. McDonald carried from the five-yard line and ran the convenion to give Louisburg the 50-0 win. Sophomore end Jerry Rig gan grabbed a Norlina pas on the Bulldog 48 with 2:47 left in the game and as time ran out, Charlie Hobgood ran It's the ultimate- phi^ipsm; nyujn In a Ban-Lon* Knit Meticulous full-fashioned design rag Ian shoulders and detailing as only Isley can do It Completely wash and dry. The In wlth-lt colors. Sizes: S, M, L, XL Short Sleeve* ? $6.00 end $7.00 Long Sleeve* ? 97.00 and $8.00 I from mid field to the Norlina five. Seidel was chosen back of the week by The Durham Morning Herald for his play along with Pernell who was cited for his defensive work. The Bulldogs gained 404 yards rushing and 48 yards passing. Fuller completed two of ten for the 48 yards. Seidel led the rushers with 190 yards and nine carries; Neill McDonald ran 7 times for 87 yards; Jimmy Wrenn carried four times for 34 and Phillip Redmond carried 7 times for twenty yards. The Bulldogs play Frank linton there Friday night in their first conference tilt. MEET THE BULLDOGS ED PERGERSON Guard MIKE PEARCE Guard PHILLIP REDMOND Fullback Oivo Opl#lo*/ 1 By CLINT FULLER The Louisburg defense has not been scored on now in 96 minutes of football. The boys showed their toughness again Friday night while the offense-as one daily newspaper put it-continued to flex their muscles. One of the largest crowds in years saw the Norlina game Friday night under ideal conditions. The weather was great and so were the Bulldogs. Randy Seidel, Bulldog senior running back scored three ITD s in eleven and a half minutes and gained 190 | yards in 9 carries for an azing average of. 21.1 yard per carry. This gained Ifor him the Back of the Veek in the Franklin Area Conference as picked by The Durham Morning Her ald. Dunoog nneoacKer StIOtU Johnny Pernell was chosen PliRNELL by The Herald as the Linesman of the Week in the Conference for "his job as a linebacker proved so effective that Norlina had no serious threat all night." Louisburg's sophomore quarterback Larry Fuller was placed on the All State Check List by the Greensboro Daily News last week. The honor prompted a letter from Wake Forest University Head Coach Cal Stoll congratulating the young Bulldog. Stoll wrote, "The coaching staff and I are very interested in a young man of your caliber as a perspective student athlete at Wake Forest University, and we will certainly be following your progress with great interest." Fullback Neill McDonald, who scored two TD's and two PAT's against Norlina to bring his total to 32 points thus far this season moved into number one spot in the conference among the top scorers. He also moved into the all-time top ten scorers for Louisburg. Louisburg has three players in he top seven Conference scorers. McDonald leads with 32; Randy Seidel is tied for second with 26 and Larry Fuller is tied for fifth with 12. Franklinton's Bob Kearney is fourth with 24 and Ram quarterback Jerry Simmons is tied for fifth with 12. Louisburg is the best offensive team in the east according to the ratings. Only 4-A Goldsboro has scored more points and the Cyclones did theirs in three games. Goldsboro has scored 95 points in three and the Bulldogs have tallied 90 points in two outings. Noel Smith, former Louisburg linesman (1964-67), has written taking us to task for not giving the linesmen equal coverage in our writeups. While we agree with Noel that linesmen seldom get the credit they are due, we cannot agree that this writer alone is guilty. Nor do we agree that The Franklin Times does not give fair coverage to all the players in keeping with accepted policies of sports reporting. This fine young man need only look back a few months to realize that the one Louisburg player in the twelve-year history of the sport vtfio received the most publicity here and elsewhere was Thomas Finch. He deserved every word of It and than some. Finch, in case anyone has forgotten, was a linesman. Young Noel's letter caused us to make a check of the reporting thus far this season. We foung that The Times sports department has publirfied 26 pictures in which linesmen were identified and only 12 in which there appeared the batiks. This does not include any photos in today's issue. We also checked game reports in three daily newspapers and found not a single reference to a linesman in all the reports. The same was true when we checked local newspaper reports of last week's Wakelon-Whitley game; Norllne-Devle, Warranto n- Park View, Va.; A yd erv Greene Central and Llttl* ton-Midway games. Noel is correct. Linesmen do not receive credit due them. But we certainly try. We've been trying to accurately and fairly report the football picture since we first covered a boy named Pete To ml ins on making a hole for a quarterback (1165 pounds) named Frank Freemen way beck In 1967. * Any fan knows that the backs have no place to go without the linesmen. But we are afraid that until the rules a re changed to allow linesmen to score touchdowns, it will el ways be thus.