'TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 2S, 1&53 ;XHK »LACJCBIR1>, ROCKY MOUNT HIGH SCHOOJi PAGE 5 Sports Review with Gerry Gardner Birds Win One; Biackbircfs Defeat 0uakes, 13-7 As we all know, a pep rally was held on the Thursday night before the Oxford game two weeks ago. It was one of, if not the most, suc cessful ever had in Rocky Mount high. This was thought by both cheerleaders and students. Unfortunately that bang-up send-off to the new season has dwindled considerably in the fol lowing games. What has happened is quite a mystery. The cheerlead ers are doing their best as certain ly the boys on the field are. Never theless the cheering has slackened —this sort of puts the students on the spot. Johnny Warren and Bobby Pat terson, both backs, have won “Blackbird of the week” honors, by their performances in the Ox ford and Greensboro games re spectively. Warren’s extremely hard run ning accounted for over one half of the Blackbirds’ yardage on the ground in the Oxford affair. In action only seven times, he rolled up one hundred and thirty-six jards. His average for the first two games is dazzling, at 14 yards per try. It was Patterson’s all-round abillity W'hich won him the honor in the second game. Of the 107 yards gained passing by Rocky Blount, his hand was in 88 of these. On the ground he was re sponsible for 38 of the 59 yards made by rushing. The local Sportsman’s Club named the win- 'ri?fs. ' “ It was the general opinion of the experts that the powerhouse of the South will again be Georgia Tech, with Alabama and Duke coming in second and third re spectively. The latter statement is somewhat confused, however, in that Alabama opened'its season by losing 25 to 19 to a team that is strictly from nowhere. So perhaps the experts are wrong altogether; maybe Duke is the powerhouse with Tech running second. At any rate, November 21 will bring the answer 'as the two teams clash. JOSH BULLUCK’S BARBECUE Pit Cooked Barbe»ne Cokey Road RAY BANDY’S Desoto - Plymouth Dealer ' Rocky Mount, N. C. Vogue Dress Shop Phone 4108 - 312 Main St. “Always Somethin*: New” Rocky Mount, N. C. H. L HICKS Drug Company —FOR— i All Your Drug Needs Fumble Another After opening the season with a 26-14 win over Oxford Orphanage, the elated Blackbirds were knock ed down a few pegs by tough Greensboro club, 14-0. Capitalizing on Rocky Mount fumbles, the ever shifting Whirlies scored early and continued strong, never giving the dazed Blackbirds ja chance to get started. Although driving within scoring range several times, the Black birds never made a go of it, as fumbles plagued them on every oc casion. Outstanding for the Birds W'as right half back Bobby Patter son whose sparkling all-around ability kept the Birds in the run ning. The defensive! show was led by halfback Bobby Deans and linesmen Bo Gupton and Berry Lamb. In the opening game, led by fullback Johnny Warrens’ charg ing runs, the Blackbirds coasted to a 26-14 win over Oxford. War ren, the leading Bird graund gainer set sail on runs of 73 and ?7 yards setting up one TD and scoring ancther.\ The Orphanage struck back however, playing banf'i’o ball to the very end, giving the much heavier Blackbirds quite a vork- out. So good in fact, that it made Head Coach Knocker Adkins an unhappy man. “We’ve got a long way to go,” said Coach Adkins, “if we’re going to be ready for the tough ones.” It appears that he was right, as rough Greensboro proved too tqugh to handle. - FOOTBALL SCHEDULE September 11—Oxford Orphanage September 18—Greensboro September 25—Goldsboro (there) October 2—Wilmington (there) October 9—Fayetteville October 16—Washington October 23—Durham October 30—Greenville • November 6—Wilson (there) November 13—Ralsigh. WORSLEY- BROOKS FISHER RADIO and TELEVISION ALMflrlD'S Rocky Mount's Exclusive Cut-Rate DRUGSTORE I SODA FOUNTAIN LUNCHEONETTE C o-captai is Bobby Deans and Baxter Savage with Coach Ad kins sejtn fo be peering: into the future and wondering what it will b"ing. I'lie rcs!iit? so far keen onf> suessingr. Photo by Barringer New Coaches, Former Students Two new cpaches have joined the Blackbird football staff this year. They are W. M. “Pat” Pat terson and Horace Felton. Patterson, who is working with coaches Adkins and Cleetwood on the varsity, is a twenty-seven year old native of Rocky Mount where he attended school. As a junior. Coach Patterson was an All-Eastern halfback, and as a senior he made All-Southern. He continued to play when he en tered Wake Forest. From there he went into the services where play ed for the Bolling Field “Flyers,” the Mid Atlantic champs. When discharged he went to A. C. C. and starred for three more years. “Pat” taught at Benvenue for two years. Last summer he finis!) Cfl: hi', graduate work and I came to RMHS to teach. I The varsity backs are fortunate i indeed to have such an able coach ' with ten years' football experience I as Horace Felton, who finished at jRMHS where he starred in baskct- i ball. He i-eceived further education j at Appalachian State Teachers I College. ] CcBch Felton taught at We.st I Edgecombe last year and joined I the faculty at the junior high ischool this,fall where he 'will as sist Co.ich C. V. Lundy with the “B” squad Babsbirds. These promising additions to a fine coaching staff give the local schools one of the best. JAMES M. FOX JEWELER 126 S. Main Street ROCKY MOUNT, N. C. Walker & Carter For Dependable Dry Cleaning Certified Cold Storage for Furs and “oiit-of-season” garments 235 S. Main Street Frank Walker Don Carter Eastern Carolina’s Most Complete Stock Of TOYS SPORTING GOODS JOYNERS’ Sportsmen’s Headquarters Rocky Mount, N. C. EAT AT Busy Bee Cafe 234 Falls Road GEKMAN’S J3welers I'M) S. Main Street Dial 6-6722 BLUE BIRD TAXI DIAL 6-8101 All cabs insured for your protection 309 S. Main Street Rocky Mount, N. C. reezer-FreshJ Delicious Goldsboro proved to be a tough er team to beat than the Birds had anticipated. Both of the Black bird’s T. D.’s were sored in the final qcuarter after an evenly- matched battle through the first of the game last Friday night in Goldsboro. Neither team penetrat ed to scoring position in the first quarter. This was due largely to fumbles and a tough defense by the opposing team. First score of the game came in the final minutes of th^ second quarter. A 22-yard pa.'s spelled a touchdown of the Quakes. Golds boro coQyerted and at the half the score stood at 7-0. Fumbles again in the third quarter kept the Blackbirds from driving with the ball. The home team just couldn’t seem to get the ball into Goldsboro territory. A Goldsboro drive to the Rocky Mount goal line was stopped just short of pay dirt. In the last six minutes of the final frame, Bobby Patterson com pleted a 26-yard touchdown pass to James Chandler. Smokey Lan caster kicked the extra point and brought the score to 7-7. Three minutes later, Rocky Mount got the ball again. Successive long runs by Raymond Highsmith and a quick Patterson-to-Chandler pass put the ball on the Goldsboro goal line. Two plays later, Ray Harper scored from the one-yard line. The extra point was missed but the score was Rocky Mount 13 Goldsboro 7 and that’s the way the ball game ended. Bo Gupton was the outstanding linesman and Raymond Highsmith stood out in the backfield. Coach Adkins said after the game, “I think Highsmith won the game for ' us with hi&- runnins —-. m^oBEamnmm Market Center 121 South Main Street ROCKY MOUNT, N. C Dial 8151 Center Soda Shop Sandwiches & MUk Shakes Homemade Peannts Frances & Jack YOUTH SHOP Rocky Mount’s Only Teen 8hop 211 S. 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