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Vikings" Break Even
With 4-4 Record
I i Qi ‘ ‘ au ►
Elizabeth City State College "Vikings'
A Tribute to 18 Seniors
(Continued from Page 2)
ems of life as they come before you. The accomplishments of Otha
Sydnor, Argle Whitfield, and James T. Jackson have been tremedous
on and off the field. May you continue to excel in all areas.
There are some who are so quiet and are seen so seldom that it
seems as if they have made no contributions what-so-ever. However, this
is not true in the case of Cleo Byrd, Odell Harris, Eugene Thomp
son, John Roulhac, Andrew Littlejohn, Ralph Faulk, Ernest Waiters
and Alvin Griffin. First of all you have proven yourselves on the
gridiron many times and secondly, you are gentlemen, which is a con
tribution in any society.
This tribute would not be complete without including the names
of Alvin Kelley, the team manager and Doreathea Sims, a former
cheer leader. Kelley has served as team manager for four years. He
was the doctor, the lecturer, the coache’s aid, and above all, he was
just any other ball player. Doreathea Sims was not able to be with
cheering squad this season but the team was still able to remember
the thrill of her sweet voice as she sang “Her Come the Vikings.”
After suffering two straight
bitter defeats by Winston-Salem
and Virginia Union, the Vikings
were finally able to put together
a scoring punch and defeated the
Shaw “Bears” by a score of 12-6.
From the opening kick-off the
entire Viking eleven ripped the
Bears apart. Percy Watson tore
the defensive line apart with his
many moves. Time and time again
he picked up long yardage which
in many cases was called back
due to penalties. However, this did
not kill his spirit, as he raced into
the end zone with the first score
of the ball game. The first half
ended with the Vikings in front
*>y six points.
Capitalizing on mistakes the
Shaw “Bears” were able to even
the score with Tinnage sweeping
into the end zone.
Not being able to give up any
more points, the powerful defense
went to work. Benny Hodges and
Thuriis Little intercepted passes
3s Jethro Pugh, Phil' McCoy,
Leroy Williams, Ernest Waiters,
Bobby Riley, and Celvin Webster
became a part of Shaw’s offensive
Wth the passing of Ervin
Francis, the catching of Argle
"Tiitfield, and Leroy Williams,
the Vikings were once more able
>0 place six points on the score
ho^d. Odell Harris received the
glory for the final TD of the game.
To fill the shoes of former back
field coach, J. D. Marshall, Coach
Chad well has gained Jacob K.
Bentley for his coaching staff.
Coach Bentley did his collegiate
work at Albany State College in
Georgia. In addition to being on
the football team four years, he
was a member of the Aplha Kap
pa Mu, Who’s Who, and Kappa
At Albany State, he received
his Bachelor of Science degree as
a Physical Education Major.
Following his stay at Albany
State, he journeyed to North Caro
lina College at Durham where he
received his Master of Science de
gree in Physical Education and
Recreation also graduating with
highest honors. The school wel
comes such an outstanding per
sonality and wishes him the best
of luck as the “Vikings” new back
JETHRO WILLIAMS, Re] ter
Still feeling the taste of victory
over the Shaw “Bears,” the Vikings
were able to run through, over,
and around the big line of the St.
Paul “Tigers.” When the final gun
was fired the Vikings had won by
a score of 44-6.
Coming to Elizabeth City, the
Tigers of St. Paul had accumu
lated an overall record of fou
wins and one defeat. Ignoring this
record, the mighty Vikings took
complete control of the ball game
in its early stage. At half time the
score was 22-0 in favor of ECSC.
Touchdowns in the first half were
by Ervin Francis, Leroy Williams,
and Percy Watson. Odell Harris
played the leading roll in setting
up the TD’s with many of his long
and exciting runs.
Returning the second half, the
Vikings were just as devastating,
scoring another 22 points. During
the third stanza, Odell Harris was
able to cross the uprights to cli
max a fine evening of ground
gaining. In this single exhibition,
he gained over 120 yards, the most
of his four-year career. Argle
Whitfield and' Charles Singleton,
a freshman, were also able to
cross into the “promised land”
along with Percy Watson.
Late in the final quarter, St.
Paul was able to score as Coach
Caldwell emptied his bench to
give the under-classmen a bit of
Once more the defensive unit
was able to turn in a fine display
of football. Leroy Williams did
all but destroy everything that
came his way: Jethro Pugh and
Bobby Riley constantly threw the
quarterback for long losses. These
three did not stand alone. They
were given help by Celvin Webster,
Thuriis Little, Phil McCoy, Sylves
ter Bynum, and Earnest Waiters.
Ernest Green and Eddie Bland
were in the defensive backfield.
For this game the spirit of the
student body was really up. The
COMPASS salutes the student
body for such fine spirit.
Betty L. Wilkins, "Miss ECSC" re
ceives flowers during halitime acti
vities at Fayetteville State College's
Homecoming. Dr. Rudolph lones.
President oi the College, makes the
Unable to gain the form of the
previous two weeks, the Vikings
were defeated by the “Falcons”
of St. Augustine’s by a score of
Quarterback Ervin Francis was
able to push the Vikings deep into
Falcon territory many times dur
ing the first quarter but due to
crucial fumbles the team was un
able to score. Odell Harris and
Percy Watson drove within the
ten-yard line several times but
found the ball a bit hard to hang
The second quarter opened with
a different story as Percy Watson
raced into the end one. The try
for the extra point failed. The
homecoming crowd of two thou
sand strong cheered loudly as the
Vikings led by a score of 6-0.
Neither team was able to score
any more during the first half, so
6-0 remained as the half itme
The half time activities consist
ed of festivities from many visit
ing high schools. To climax the
half time festivities, the Viking
band took the field, playing the
Alma Mater and a salute to Miss
ECSC, Betty Lou Wilkins, as she
was crowned Miss Homecoming.
The second half opened with the
“Falcons” receiving the ball. It
was a long beautiful kick by James
T. Jackson. The “Falcons” were
left deep in their own territory.
Unsuccessful in moving the ball,
they were forced to kick. The Vik
ings once more had control of
the pigskin and moved it deep
into the “Falcons” nest, however,
there was a fumble with St. Augus
With the ball once more in their
possession, they were fortunate
enough to march almost the whole
length of the field with Lloyd
Chism getting credit for the score.
The point after TD was scored
and the Falcons led by a score of
Neither team was able to do
more scoring and the gamp ended
with the St. Augustine’s the vic
tors. Playing outstanding ball for
the Vikings were P. Watson, T.
Little, B. Riley, B. H. Hodges, J.
Pugh, L. Williams, C. Webster,
R. Faulk, P. McCoy, and E.
Although the game was lost the
spirit of Homecoming remained
Having had their homecoming
ruined by the likes of the “Fal
cons,” the Vikings set out to do
the same for Fayetteville State.
And this they did well, by a score
The first half got off to a very
slow start with the Vikings able
to score only one TD. This lone
score was given to Percy Watson.
Starting from the kick-off, the
second half was an entirely dif
ferent ball game with the defensive
team stealing the ball on six oc
casions. And on six occasions, the
offensive team took advantage of
the situation and scored. For once
it seemed as if it were raining
touchdowns but the only cloud in
the sky was hanging over the heads
of the Broncos.
Eugene Snipes bucked his way
into the end one for a score. Bill
Streeter all but ran away with the
ball game. Ervin Francis sneaked
over for a six pointer. Melvin
Croslan all but carried the whole
Fayetteville on his back as he
raced 35 yards for another touch
down. Leroy Williams looked like
the pro he one day hopes to be as
he pulled in a fifty-two-yard pass
and pounced his way to the prom
ised land. Percy Watson got his
second TD of the day.
Things were not all bad for the
“Broncos” for they were able to
add two touchdowns to their rec
That strong defensive team led
by Jethro Pugh, Thuriis Little,
Ernest Waiters, Andrew Little
john, Ralph Faulk, Leroy Wil
liams Sylvester Bynum and Celvin
Webster were able to hold the
“Broncos” offense to a measly
five yards rushing for the entire
game. Much praise goes to Benny
Hodges as he intercepted almost
more passes than the Fayetteville
This game closed out the ‘64’
football season, leaving the Vik
ings with a record of four wins
and four losses.