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About the Coaches
Head Coach — Tom Caldwell, 2nd
Coach Caldwell stepped up to
take over the reigns of the Pirate
football program in 1961 after serv
ing as an assistant since 1953. Tom
led his freshman studded Pirates to
a 4.-4 season In his rookie year as
head coach and did a sound job of
reorganizing the Pirate football for
tune which reached its lowest ebb in
1960 when its only win was a one
point squeaker over St. Paul’s Col
lege. Tom enjoys the admiration
and friendship of others in the coach
ing profession and is a real hero to
Backfield Coach—J. D. Marshall—
J. D. as he is known around the
coaching circuit has done an out
standing job in preparing the young
Pirate backs. He stresses agility and
fitness, and is an advocate of the run,
pass option series.
Line Coach—Roy Knight, 1st Year
Coach Knight came to us from
South Carolina to take over the
Pirates’ line. He is an exponent of
the old school of “Blood and Guts”
football, and his linemen love him
for it. We predict great things from
Assistant Coach; Chief Scout —L. N.
Stallworth, 3rd Year
A member of the Science Depart
ment who is a former head football
coach himself. Coach Stallworth
lends his valuable experience and
serves as our chief scout. His ac
curate analysis of the opponents’ de
fenses and attack has been a valuable
factor in the upgrading of the Pirate
Athletic Director—R. L. Vaughan,
One of the busiest men on the
Pirate campus. “Bobby” is chairman
of the Physical Education Depart
ment, Athletic Director, Head Bas
ketball Coach, and is trying to pre
pare his doctoral dissertation for Bos
ton University where he is studying
for the ED.D degree. Serving in his
13 th year on the Pirate campus, he
succeeded “Bob” White as Athletic
Director in 1957, and has directed
the Pirate Athletic program since its
entrance in the CIAA.
Horace Jones—^No. 21, 190 lbs. S’lO”
“BoBo” as his friends call him is
190 pounds of TNT. The mighty mite
was last year’s team rushing leader
and won the most valuable player
award in the Fishbowl. A work horse
who loves contact. His big weakness
is that he would rather run over a
defender, than use his speed to blow
dust in his eyes. A potential All-
Alfred Pearson—No. 11, 160 lbs,
“Red” as his teammates call him
is basically a defensive specialist, but
can play any position in the back
field, and does when necessary. He
loves to tackle and thrills in making
the impossible interception. A real
Elwood Williams—No. 20, 185 lbs.
“Tank” a three-year man who will
be playing offense for the first time.
He is a tough linebacker, but Coach
Caldwell is trying to capitalize on his
excellent blocking potential as well
as his sure hand and has moved him
The four “S” boys form a fleet
crop of swift halfbacks who specialize
in speed. All four have break-away
potentials and will be heard from be
fore the curtain falls on the 1962 sea
son: They are:
Otha Sydnor, No. 31. 180 lbs..
William Streeter, No. 40, 180 lbs.,
Robert Stewart, No. 22, 160 lbs..
Lionel Shropshire, No. 30, 160 lbs..
The “S” boys will find plenty of
competion from Willie Gafney No.
20, the Texas Flash; Roland Wilson
No. 21; Percy Watson No. 23; or
Henry Hood No. 43, any one of who
could see plenty of action this year.
Argile Whitfield—No. 82, 215 lbs.,
Big and strong with enough speed
to become an all conference potential
if he ever learns to relax. Did a re
markable job as a sophomore, but
could be a real spark-plug if he
would learn to carry his on weight
in the Pirate offense .
Among the freshmen to watch up
front are, Vernon Perry (72), Sylvester
Bynum (85), Bobby Riley (71), and
lohn Bellamy (67).
Leonard Mobley—No. 84, 185 lbs., 6’
Broke into the starting line-up as a
freshman, has a fine pair of hands,
and is working hard on his pass pat-
James T. Jackson—No. 81, 190 lbs.,
The fastest end on the squad. Jack
son runs the 440 for the track team,
and has the sure hands to become an
Isaac Roberson—No. 66, 241 lbs.
“Robby” a veteran has a weight
problem reported 301 lbs. overweight.
Should be a valuable asset when and
if he gets down to playing weight. A
positive blocker, he could fill the
squads need for a strong running
Andrew Littlejohn—No. 61, 225
A native of Suffolk, Virginia, who
has what it takes to go all the way.
Just a sophomore, he will improve
as he gains experience,
rhurlis Little—No. 51, 200 lbs., 6’2”
“Moose” should really come into
his own this year. A sure tackier, and
agile pass defender, he enjoys backing
up the line.
Jamis Griffin—No. 50, 225 lbs., 6’1”
A good blocker with the size and
strength to back-up his mouth. Jamie
is a talker who is full of pep. He is an
accurate snapper, and also doubles
as a guard when the need arises.
Alvin Griffin—No. 70, 225 lbs. 6’1”
One of the brightest prospects for
line play brought in last season. He is
considered by his team mates as one
of the best offensive blockers on the
Jethro Pugh—No. 73, 238 lbs., 6’6”
A really big boy only 18 years old
who is just learning the tricks of his
trade. Aggressive but short on experi
ence, he could blossom into a star of
All-Conference potential with matu
Norfolk State Upsets
Norfolk State, propelled by a 30
yard touchdown play from quarter
back Lewis Turner to halfback Milt
Mason, protected that lead and added
another T.D. for insurance as they
downed the Elizabeth City Pirates in
their season opener 14-0.
Defensive standouts such as Robert
Baker, guard; Alfred Pearson, defen
sive back; Luther Pugh, tackle; and
Thurlis Little, linebacker; helped to
hold the tricky Spartans.
The Pirates came back the second
half to drive to Norfolk’s 15 yard
line, but were stopped because of
several errors. Shortly after this
threat, the Pirates had the ball inter
cepted. John Cannon intercepted a
Pirate pass and raced 12 yards for
;he second touchdown.
Oct. 20 St. Paul’s College 7:30 P.M.
Oct. 27 St. Augustine’s 2:00 P.M.
Nov. 3 Fayetteville State
Nov. 17 Howard University
Robert Baker—No. 62, 212 lbs. 6’
“Bullet Bob” an NAIA All-Ameri
can academic selection who majors
in science is the defensive captain of
the Pirate squad. An aggressive lover
of physical contact, he has the un
canny skill of diagnosing enemy plays
and is a sure All-CIAA candidate.
Randolph Johnson—No. 10, 165 lbs.,
6 ft.. Sophomore Quarterback
Sharing the signal calling about
half the actual playing time while he
learns the ropes. “Randy” likes to
run and throw. He throws accur
ately from the "pocket” or on the
run. Will really be tough when he
Pirates Drop Game to
On October 5, the E.C.S.T.C.
Pirates suffered their third defeat of
the season, this time to the Panthers
of Virginia Union University.
The Panthers began their rampage
early in the first quarter when their
halfback, Wallace Bennet, intercepted
a pass of the Pirates’ quarterback,
Earl Francis and carried the ball all
the way for the touchdown. The con-
version-kick attempt went wide of its
mark. Toward the end of the first
quarter, the Panther’s quarterback,
Carl Watson, completed a pass to half
back Jones Davis, who streaked the
remaining 50 yards for the Panthers’
second touchdown. This time the con-
version-kick attempt was a success.
In the second quarter, the Pirates
were held deep in their own territory
which resulted in a punt. After the
Panthers received the punt and landed
on the 12 yard line, their fullback,
Boddy Marshall, went around the end
for their third touchdown. The half
ended with the score 19-0 in favor of
In the third quarter, the Pirates
came back strong. Keeping to the
ground had its rewards for the Pir
ates, who fought their way up from
their own 16 to the Panthers’ 20 yard
line, where Horace Jones plowed the
right end for the TD. The two point
conversion play was carried over by
William Streeter. The Pirates then
put on a strong offensive drive which
ended on the Panthers’ 40 yard line.
There the Panthers took over the
pigskin. A handoff play to halfback
Jones Davis resulted in a spectacular
run across the goal line. The Pirates
pressed on, taking the kick on the
35 and moving all the way, with
amazing running by Horace Jones.
Jones also carried the pigskin across
for the second Pirate touchdown. Earl
Francis made a short pass to Leonard
Mobley for the two point conversion.
Around this time, when two naked
wires connecting the field lights, be
gan to give off sparks, many of the
fans were confronted with another
kind of excitment.
The final score was 25-16 in favor
of the Panthers. Standing out in
Panthers defense were: tackle, Roger
Anderson; center, Robert Finley; and
guard, William Norfleet. For the
Pirates, there were: co-captain, Robert
Baker; tackle, James Pugh; and end
Phil McCoy—No. 75, 280 lbs., 6’1”
“Tiny”, as his teammates call him,
is one of the most improved linemen
on the squad now that he has lost 30
pounds and is down to a mere 280.
Amazingly agile and fast for his size,
he has yet to reach his true potentials.
Norris Earl Francis—No. 12—165
From Franklin, Virginia. An
honor roll student majoring in
Physical Education. Earl is a bril
liant signal caller with fancy fakes
and a sure ball handler. He is a true
triple threat who runs, passes, and
T. C. Tops E. C.
Three touchdowns by Winston-
Salem Teachers College in the first
half proved to be most rewarding, as
they toppled Elizabeth City Teachers
Winston Salem struck early in the
game. Saules, a crazy-legged halfback,
ran off-tackle for a 58 yard touch
down. Mapp, an end for the winners,
caught a 37 yard pass from quarter
back Wills, brother of major league
baseball star Maury Will, for the
second T.D. In the second period,
Soules once returned the ball to pay
dirt on a five-yard sweep around end.
The Rams also had two conversions
to bring the total to 22 points; mean
while the Elizabeth City Teachers
were held scoreless.
The second half was a different
story altogether. Coach Caldwell
filled the holes in his defensive unit
and started an aerial attack. Quarter
back Earl Francis threw a 30 yard
touchdown pass to Mobley, and Al
fred Pearson, another Pirate quarter
back, teamed up with halfback Robert
Stuart for a 40 yard touchdown. The
conversion attempts were stopped by
the Winston-Salem Rams.
In the second half the defensive
unit of E. C. had that extra punch
that was needed to hold the opposi
tion. But, the breaks of the game were
not in their favor. As a result of this,
they suffered their second defeat of
Elizabeth. City State Teachers College Football Roster
I. C. Norcom
B. T. Washington
W. S. Etheridge
Beacon, N. Y.
Heath Spring, S.C-
Jackson, James T.
B. T. Washington
B. T. Washington
B. T. Washington
Newport N., Va.
New Bern, N.C.
South Hill, Va.
B. T. Washington
I. C. Norcom
B. T. Washington
P. W. Moore
Elizabeth C., N.C.
Chapel Hill, N.C.