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The Franklin times. (Louisburg, N.C.) 1870-current, November 11, 1969, Page 4, Image 4

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Bulldog Defense Holds Davie Louisburg Closes Season With 16-6 Win Over Davie Louisburg closed out its I most successful, season in his- > tory here Fridtj^night as the Bulldogs bounced Davie, 16-6 in the final regular season game of the year. Louisburg meets Weldon at Warrenton Friday night in the playoffs. Louisburg's All Con ference sophomore quarter back Larry Fuller hit All Con ference Robbie McDonald with a 68 yard touchdown pass on the first play from scrimmage to put the Bull dogs out in front early against Davie. Mike Leonard with an able assist from Dan Hayes and Steve Roberson -all are All Conference selections scored a two-point safety and Charlie Hobgood, All Con ference honorable mention, rammed over frorrt the two to cap tie Bulldog scoring. Randy Seidel ran a two-point conversion. Davie quarter back Robert Godwin tossed a 13 yard pass to senior end Roger Keeter for the lone Blue Devil score. Following the surprise bomb toss by Fuller to McDonald, who leads the conference in TD pass recep tions, Seidel. Bulldog All Conference running back, i rushed for the two-point con- ^ version. Davie hauled in the Bulldog kick and marched to the Louisburg 23 where Eddie Edgerton intercepted a Godwin pass to stop the threat with 3:40 left in the first period. - Leading 8-0 in the second period, the Bulldogs saw the Blue devils march to the one yard lln vhere the Louisburg defenv arned its pay. Four times vie tried and four tinx's i ne Blue Devils were turm-d away by a stubborn Louisburg defense. Taking over first and ten on their own goal line, the Bulldop went to Phil Redmond who carried to the ten yard line, giving the locals operating room. With 5:12 left in the first half, the Bulldop paid a dear price for a spectacular 43 yard gain. On a halfback pass play. Fuller pitched out to Jimmy Wrenn. "Hie lefthander threw to McDonald for a gain from the Bulldog 30 to the Davie 23 but Wrenn was hit hard after the throw and sus tained a broken collar bone which sidelined the outstand ing gridder for the rest of the season. In the third period, Davie in forced to kick. Taking the ball on the Bulldog 10, Redmond made his longest run of the night but was overhauled by a faster Blue Devil and brought down oir tl\p Davie 20. Seidel on two carries moved to the 12, Red mond carried to the nine then to the on*. Redmond scored but an offsides penalty nulli fied the play. Seidel was thrown at the three and Fuller was held on two sneaks as Davie defense played tough. Davie took over first and ten on their goal line. It was here that All Conference Mike Leonard, Steve Koberson and Dan Hayes joined efforts to down Godwin in the end zone for the second safety of the sea son for Louisburg. Koberson had scored a two-pointer against Oxford Orphanage. The Bulldogs launched another drive in the third frame as Fuller hit McDonald on a 20-yard pass moving the ball to the Davie 25. Fuller carried to the 22, Redmond lost to the 27, Fuller hit McDonald on the 18 but Seidel was thrown back to the 25 where Davie took over as the period ended with Louisburg ahead 10-0. . There was 7:58 left in the game when Davie scored its lone TD and failed on the PAT. Charlie Hobgood picked up a first down on the Davie 48 to sUrt the Bulldog drive for the final score. Seidel picked up another first and ten on the Davie 32 at the 4:18 'mark and Redmond made the first down on the Blue Devil 18 with 3:23 left as the Bulldogs stayed on the ground, playing to score and leave Davie no time to come back. Hobgood carried to the 14 and Redmond, filling in for the ailing Neill McDonald, carried to the five and another first down. Stopped on the next try, Redmond hauled to the two. With 51 seconds left in the game, Hobgood scored on the next play. The PAT kick by Robbie McDonald failed and the Bulldogs led 16-6 as time ran out. The win gave the locals an 8-2 record, the best in the Bulldogs 12 year history and set the stage for Friday's meeting with the Weldon Chargers for the District Championship and a berth in the semifinals for the Eastern Championship and a shot at the state crown. Cadets Upset Rams The Franklinton Rams dream of tieing their 1964 record of 7 wins and 3 losses became a nightmare Friday as the Oak Ridge Cadets de feated them 12 to 7, giving the 1969 Rams a final record of 6 wins and 4 losses, the second best record in Ram history. The Rams playing without their Tine running back and defensive end Cliff Williams, injured in the Weldon game, found out that the Cadets were for real as they went for four first downs before War ren Collins intercepted a Tommy Land pass. The Rams under the direc tion of Jerry Simmons ground out three first downs before being forced to punt. The first quarter ended with the Cadets deep in Ram territory. After a 15 yard penalty against the Rams wnich put the ball on the Ram 12 yard line. Bill Hall carried three times and scored from the 3 yard line. Extra point conversion was no good. On the kickoff return Tim Leonard ran for 30 yards and got In Cadet territory. There was a 15 yard penalty against the Cadets for piling on and the Rama were on the Cadet 28 yard line. On first down the Rama were guilty of hold ing and were moved back to the 43 yard line of the Cadets with approximately 2 minutes remaining. VILLAGE FISH HOUSE lAcross From Ford's Warehouse) FRESH SEAFOOD CHICKEN HAMBURGERS Open 7 Days A Week 11 A.M. to 9 P.M. FAMILY PLACE - Also Take Out Orders Phone 496-4467 Special Correspondent After getting to the Ckdet 10 yard line with 1 minute remaining and no more time outs, the Rams were unable to move on the ground and Simmons was thrown for 7 and 5 yards losses. With 45 seconds remaining Mike Goodwin on 4th and 22 yards to go passed to Donnie Beck ham who was tackled just short of the first down. So with 40 seconds left the Ca dets took over and ran out the clock. The game was a hard fought contest. The Cadets lost their quarterback in the first quarter due to a leg injury. The Cadets record is deserving because they have been playing some large schools. "Bill Wall is one of the best running back that we have seen this year," Coach O'Neal said. Wall gained 90 yards rush ing in 20 carries and scored 2 TDs. The Cadets gained 176 yards rushing and 7 yards passing and a total of 183 yards. The Rams gained 74 yards rushing and 74 yards passing for a total of 148 yards. Boosters Hold Meet f ' YoungsviUe - Officers elected at the Youngsville Booster club meeting held at the school cafeteria on Thurs day night are: President - L. A. Woodlief; Vice President - A I DePorter; Secretary - Jimmy Holmes; Treasurer ? Marvin Roberts. Members discussed ways which the Booster Club plans to support the school's ath letic department; and con sidered finance projects. The membership drive is being extended. Anyone in terested in joining the club may contact the President or other club officer for infor mation as to club activitiea. M Photo by Mack Burnett. Rams-Cadets Action Stage Set For Friday Playoff By Clint Fuller Times Sports Editor The stage is set and the players have been selected. This is the big week for high school football. Back in late August and early September forty Class A grid squads ran on the field with some hope of surviving the race in east ern North Carolina. An un known number did the same in a couple of Class A Con ferences in the west. Now the number has dwindled to eight. In all of Tarheelia, only eight Class A squads remain. After Friday, there will be four, then two and a cham pion. This is the week of the playoffs. Three of the four games will be played Friday night and a fourth will be played Saturday. Louisburg is one of the survivors and will meet Wel don at Warrenton Friday night. In the bracket with these two are Manteo, Tide water Conference champs and Vanceboro, leaders of the Tobacco Belt Conference. Winners of the Lauisburg LHS Jayvees Win Conference Title The Louisburg J.V. team has just completed its best season in history. They won the Franklin Area Conference giving up only 6 points and scoring 180 points in con ference play. Coaches Ben Baker and Harold Green led the team to victories over Oxford Or phanage, (8-0, 18-0), Frank linton (52-0, 50-6), and Wakelon (22-0, 30-0). Lead ing scorers were Plummer Wil liams, Eugene Thomas, Tony Tharrington, Warren Wrenn and Willie Tabron. Members of the squad made up of ninth and tenth graders, include: William Beckham, George Thomas, Plummer Williams, Eugene Thomas, Warren Wrenn, Tony Tharrington, Barry Shearin, Mike Edgerton, Willie Tab ron, D. B. Lancaster, Joseph Daniel, Glenn Cooley, Sammy Harris, Tommy Smith, Jimmy Lettiford, Johnny King, Donnie Davis, Kenneth Lewis, Leroy Harts field, Donald "White, Dallas Thomas, Woody Smith, Charles Kearney and Ronald Pace. This was the first time that the Louisburg J.V.'s have ever won the conference cham pionship. Their only loss was to powerful Milbrook in the opening game of the season. Rams Squad Honored (Frk. B.W.) Parents, of the Frank linton High School football players, honored the football team, their coaches and the cheerleaders at a sup per Wednesday evening at the Legion Hut in Franklinton. A barbecued chicken sup per with all the trimmings and Pepsi Colas were served. Tip Top and Sunbeam bakeries donated the bread as Pepsi Cola Company donated the drinks. Mr. L. A. Thompson, Sr., Mr. Charlie Cates and Mr. Clyde Waiden cooperated with the parents in making the event a success. Both coaches, Mr. Jimmy O'Neal and Mr. Edward Wheeler, and Mr. Carl Grad, principal of Franklinton High School, were present for the occasion. On Friday evening follow ing the football game, the players were served ham burgers, French Fries and Pepsi Colas by the parents. Weldon game will meet the winner of the Manteo-Vance boro contest November 21 for the eastern championship and a crack at the western champ for the state title. Also on Friday night, Angier, Mid-Carolina winner with a 22-20 squeaker over Lillington Friday, will take on undefeated St. ?auls, champs of the Cape Fear Conference. Saturday, Rob binsville's Black Knights, rated No. 1 in the state, will meet North Duplin, champs of the Tri-County Con ference. The Knights will be representing the Smokey Mountain-Appalachian Con ferences. having won the honor by defeating Mars Hill a week ago. Louisburg has won 8 and lost 2. Both losses were by one point. Scotland Neck (2-A) staged a spectacular comeback to take the Bull dogs, 27-26 and Ayden make a placement kick hold up for a 13-12 margin. The Bulldogs have wins over such powers as Oxford Orphanage, Franklin ton, Warrenton and have won decisively over Elm City, Norlina, Littleton and Davie and edged Wakelon 8-0. They sport a well-balanced squad with a strong man in every position. Weldon has won 9 and lost only 1. The loss was the first game of the season to Frank lin, Va. The Chargers have won impressively over Nor lina, Oavie, Gaston, Littleton and Southern Nash and have edged Warrenton, Murfrees boro, Ayden and Franklin ton. Weldon has won 19 of its last 21 games, losing by one point in the state champion ship contest last year to Ayden and losing the opener this season. The Chargers love to pass-having scored twelve times this year by this route. Manteo has won 9 and lost only one, to 2- A Plymouth. The Redskins, have beaten Ayden and East Carteret by slim margins and won im pressively over Knapp twice, Camden twice, Matta muskeet, Frederick and Barry Robinson. The Redskins have been rated as high as No. 3 in the East and No. 6 in the state. Vanceboro has won 7 and lost 3, holding wins over Bel haven, Robersonville among the stronger foes and have downed such weaker squads as Elm City, Chocowinity, Saratoga and Bath. The Red Raiders -from Farm Life High School, located in Vance boro-came on strong in late season to cop the title from Grifton and Robersonville. Vanceboro lost to Swans boro, Grifton and Pamlico. Angier, St. Pauls, North Duplin and Robbinsville will represent the West in the playoffs. The survivor of the Eastern games will have to travel for the championship. This year the big game will be played on the home field of the West team. IT'S COMING FALL NEEDS! V? ? BROOM RAKES LAWN CARTS ? WHEEL BARROWS ? AXES ? WORK GLOVES ? DORMANT SPRAY ? ANDIRONS ? 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