SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER, 1963
THE 1963 VIKINGS SQUAD
Panthers Blank Vikings
the Panthers scored from the 12 yard
line. The conversion attempt failed.
Second Period: The second period
was strictly a defensive battle as
neither team could get a scoring
Halftime Score: Viking 0-Panth-
The Viking played one of their best
defensive games of the season October
12 and led in total offense 167 yards
to 154 for Virginia Union Universi
ty, but still were unable to wi
they were blanked 13-0.
The penalties against the Vikings
nullified many of their fine drives.
On numerous occasions throughout
the game, the Vikings penetrated
deeply into the Panther’s territory,
but were unable to reach pay dirt.
The Vikings demonstrated some of
the hallmarks of a defensive mined
football team as they limited the
Panthers to 106 yards rushing and
only 3 completions out of 8 passes.
The gigantic forward wall being led
by bruising Bobby Riley and co-cap
tain Thurlis Little, both all-C.I.A.A.
candidates, leaked through the Panth
ers’ interior line to spill the Panthers
for considerable losses on numerous
occasions. Though playing one of
their best games of the season, the
Vikings were still unable to ring the
victory bell as their record became
1-3 for the season.
First Period: The Vikings kicked to
the Panthers. Jones Davis, Union’
speedy halfback, made a fine run-
back. With the help of four suces-
sive penalties against the Vikings,
Won by Vikings
The Elizabeth City State College
Vikings opened the season Septem
ber 21 with a new school name and
a convincing victory over the Living
stone College Bears.
First Period: Vikings scored on
pass play from QB A1 Pearson to
R. Johnson. A pass play from Pear
son to Whitfield was good for the
Second Period: T. Little recovered
a fumble on the Bears’ 29. Vikings
scored from this point on a roll-out
by Francis. A pass play from Fran
cis to Watson was good for the con
Halftime Score: Vikings 16; Blue
Third Period: Frosh T. Chadwick
snared a 49 yard aerial from Pear
son and advanced to the Bears’ 5
yard line. W. Streeter scored from
the 5 on an off-tackle run. The
Fourth Period: W. Streeter scored
on a pass play from Francis for a
15 yard touchdown. With 5 min
utes remaining, Pearson took over as
QB. He connected on a 25 yard pass
play to A. Whitfield. The conver
sion attempt failed.
Final Score: Vikings 34; Blue Bears
Outstanding Viliings: T. Little, W.
Streeter, A. Pearson, E. Francis, P.
Watson, Horace (Bobo) Jones, B.
Riley, J. Pugh, L. Wiliams, T. Chad-
"'•ck, A. Whitfield, J. Jackson.
Vikings Blue Bears
Rushing Yardage ... 119 96
Passes 7-18 4-15
Fumbles Lost 0 1
Third Period: The defensive battle
continued through the 3rd period and
was marked by a hard charging line
and excellent pass defense on the part
of the Vikings. The Vikings’ offensive
game caught fire in this period. With
the little field general, Earl Francis,
taking to the air and completing
passes to Eugene Snipes, T. Chad
wick, and Argle Whitefield, the Vik
ing penetrated deeply into Panthers
territory before being stopped by
Fourth Period: Percy Watson
showed some superb running in a
losing cause and was the workhorse
of the Vikings’ attack throughout the
game. The second Panther touchdown
was set up when a Pearson aerial was
intercepted by the Panthers. Two
plays later the Panthers scored from
the 10 yard line to climax the scoring
and the game. The conversion attempt
Final Score: Panthers 13-Vikings 0
Outstanding Vikings: B. Riley, co
captain, Thurlis Little, McCoy, Rob
ertson, Littlejohn, Pearson, L. Wil
liams, Pugh, Francis, and Williams.
Vikings Lose to
The Vikings C.I.A.A. record was
evened at 1-1 by the Spartans of
Norfolk State in Franklin Stadium,
Portsmouth, Virginia September 28.
The game was played in a drizzling
rain and was marked by many penal-
The team had cheering support
from the members of the student
body who chartered six Trailway
buses to the game.
First Period: Jack kicked to the
Spartans. Norfolk’s Edmonds scored
on an 8 yard run. The conversion
attempt failed. Vikings held score
Second Period: Edmonds scored for
Norfolk on 76 and 20 yards run from
line of scrimmage. Conversion at
tempt by Holland failed. Vikings
were held scoreless.
Halftime Score: Spartans 18; Vik
During halftime the Norfolk State
College band, directed by John J.
Ballou, performed and thrilled the
crowd throughout the game with the
hit tune “Heatwave.” E.C.S.C. march
ing band was also represented, (Wil
liam H. Ryder, conductor) but did
not perform because of the rainy
Third Period: Spartans kicked to
Vikings. This period was one of de
fense and because of the wet condi
tions neither team could score.
Fourth Period: Spartans were held
scoreless. Vikings scored on 42 yard
pass and run play from Pearson to
Chadwick. Pearson passed to Whit
field for the conversion.
Outstanding Vildngs: Riley, Chad
wick, Pearson, Jackson, Whitfield,
Robertson, Francis, Little, Pugh, Mc
Coy, L. Williams, P. Watson.
MELVIN RIDDICK, Reporter
Vikings Defeated by Rams, 26-6
The Vikings dominated the first-
half play before being defeated 26-6
by the Rams of Winston-Salem State
College, October 5. The Rams staged
a come-back from a 6-0 deficit early
in the 2nd half with heads up football
in a tense and thrill-packed game at
college park for the victory.
As the game progressed, the Rams
seemed to have gained momentum
after scoring for the first time early
in the 3rd period. The outcome of the
game was determined by two blocked
punts by the Rams which resulted
two Rams touchdowns.
The Vikings played magnificently
in the first half of the game and
equally as well in the 2nd half, but
the breaks of the game did not fall
Our chance of upsetting the Rams
was hampered somewhat because of
the loss of many key players out of
the Viking line-up, due to injuries.
A play-by-play description of the
Viking-Rams game was transmitted
back to Winston-Salem, North Caro-
via Larry Williams of radio
1 dive over right tackle.
Halftime score: Vikings-6 Rams-0.
Halftime activities: If one likes
cha-cha. I am quite sure that they
found the P. W. Moore High School
band most enjoyable. The Vikings
marching band also performed and
thrilled the crowd with great music
and dazzling steps. John Scott is P.
W. Moore bandmaster; William H.
Ryder conducts the ECSC aggrega
Third period: The Rams kicked to
the Vikings. After the ball changed
hands, the Rams scored on a 1 yard
plunge. The conversion attempt failed.
Fourth period: Bolstering a strong
offensive and defensive game, the
Rams broke the game wide open with
heads-up football. The Rams’ de
fensive line leaked through to block
two Viking punts, all of which re
sulted in Ram touchdowns. Both
conversion attempts failed. The final
scoring was wrapped up on a one
yard plunge by the Ram quarterback.
The conversion attempt failed.
Final score: Rams—26 Vikings—-6.
Outstanding Viliings: Riley, Little,
station WAAA of that city.
First period: the Vikings, Jackson,
kicked to the Rams. The ball was re
Watson, Harris and Robertson.
turned to the 30 yard line on the run-
back. Neither team could get an
offense started and the period ended
Second period: The Vikings scored
on the passing of Francis and Pearson,
to Snipes; the running of Watson; and
the offensive line play of the Vikings’
forward wall. After penetrating to
the Rams’ 1 yard line, Watson
Bears "Wallop” Vikings in Thriller
New League Introduced
Flag Football was
the intramural program this year un
der the direction of Nathaniel Grant,
There are six teams
in the league.
The names and standings of the
teams are listed below;
The leadmg scorers
in the league
The final statistics will be given at
The Shaw University “Bears” kill
ed a last minute Viking bid for a
victory when Walton intercepted an
aerial from Francis to Watson with
only minutes remaining in the game.
The Bears were downed 6-0 at half-
time, but came back in the third
period to score all of their points
and wrap up a 13-8 victory, October
The Bears took advantage of the
Vikings fumbles and capitahzed on
a pass interception which stopped a
fine Vikings drive. The Vikings
played excellent football throughout
the first half of the game, but could
not get their offense moving in the
Argle Whitfield looked exception
ally well in making spectacular pass
receptions. Whitfield, an early sea
son pass receiving leader, and Percy
Watson were the Vikings, offensive
First Period: The Bears, Williams
kicked to the Vikings. Watson re
turned the kickoff. The E. C. Vik
ings were unable to penetrate the
Bears territory during the first per
iod. The Bears marched deep into
Viking territory after taking over
on about the 30 yard line.
Second Period: The Vikings scored
the first touchdown of the game on
a pass play from Francis to Chad
wick. The conversion attempt failed.
Halftime Score: Vikings 6; Bears 0
During the halftime, the E. C.
marching band entertained the fans
with superb drills.
Third Period: Vikings, J. T. Jack
son kicked to the Bears to commenqg^
the third period. Later during the
period, the Bears recovered a fumble
by Sydnor and scored on a pass play
to Powell. The conversion by Scott
was good. The Bears, second and
final score was made on a pitchout
to King. The conversion attempt
Fourth Period: The Vikings held
the Bears scoreless and managed to
record two points on a touchback
Final Score: Bears 13; Vikings 8
Outstanding Vikings: Riley, Mc
Coy, Pugh, Little, Whitfield, I. Rob
inson, L. Williams, P. Watson, A.
Pearson, Chadwick, E. Francis, E.
Williams, and A. Littlejohn.
The Vikings Coaching Staff
P. W. Moore Band Drills at Game
Th3 P. W. Moore High School
Band of Elizabeth City, under the di
rection of John Scott, demonstrated
why they are called one of the finest
Bands in the State of North Carohna,
as they thrilled the crowd with their
fancy steps, and excellent music.
All who attended the game between
the Rams and the Vikings will long
remember their performance. The
Band showed that they were well
drilled, and that there was a great deal
of time and effort put into each of
The members of the Student Coun
cil and the college family would like
to thank Mr. Scott, and his fine Band
for their performances. We hope that |
they will continue to represent Eliza-1
beth City and the State of North j
Carolina in the manner that they have j
for so many years. ;