SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER, 1963 THE COMPASS PAGE FIVE 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 threat started. 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, Season's Opener 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 conversion. 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 version. Halftime Score: Vikings 16; Blue Bears 6. 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 conversion failed. 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 numerous penalties. 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 was good. 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. First Downs Statistics Vikings 10 Panthers 7 Yd. Rushing 35 106 Yd. Passing 132 48 Passes 16-32 3-8 P. Int. 0 2 Punts 5 2 Fumbles Lost 0 4 Yds. Penal. 110 123 Vikings Lose to Spartans^ 18-8 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 less. 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 ings 0. 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 weather. 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. THE ROVING SPORTS EYE 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 way. 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 tion. 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. McCoy, Pearson, Perry, Snipes, First period: the Vikings, Jackson, Whitfield, Jackson, Williams, Francis, kicked to the Rams. The ball was re Watson, Harris and Robertson. turned to the 30 yard line on the run- Statistics back. Neither team could get an Vikings Rams offense started and the period ended 1st Downs 6 8 scoreless. Rushing Yardage 68 97 Second period: The Vikings scored Passing Yardage 44 66 on the passing of Francis and Pearson, Passes 7-10 6-13 to Snipes; the running of Watson; and Passes Intercepted 1 2 the offensive line play of the Vikings’ Punts 6 6 forward wall. After penetrating to Fumbles Lost 0 0 the Rams’ 1 yard line, Watson Yards Penalized 70 115 —Melvin Riddick Bears "Wallop” Vikings in Thriller New League Introduced Flag Football was introduced in 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 Feltas 3-0-0 The Chargers 2-1-0 Buccaneers 2-1-1 Wildcat 1-1-0 Pirates O-’-O Jets 0 M The leadmg scorers in the league are; Lionel Shropshire, Buccaneers 26 points Robert Locust, Jets 24 points R. Coleman, Feltas 20 points Nathaniel Grant, Buccaneers 18 points Richard Simpson, Chargers ..18 points Lawrence Alford, Chargers 16 points Spencer Maysfield, Feltas 14 points Parris Carson, Feltas 12 points Alexander Peace, Feltas 12 points Willie Francis. Feltas 12 points Alton Cheek. Buccaneers 12 points The final statistics will be given at later date. 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 19. 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 sjcond half. 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 standouts. 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 failed. Fourth Period: The Vikings held the Bears scoreless and managed to record two points on a touchback by Pugh. 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 their performances. 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. ;

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