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Page Three
j College Lions In Heated
Attempt To Hold Bristol
The Mountain Lions began their
ason in royal style by winning a de-
,^ive 21 to 6 victory over the Bel-
ont Abbey eleven. The Lions pre-
e^inted a spirited attack, which defied
^ery attempt of their opponents. Bel-
ont showed conclusively that it has
le fastest team in years of the
ihool’s history; however, the Mars
;ill aggregation proved itself the
.vifter and more powerful of the two
3ams. The Mars Hillians showed a
larked improvement in blocking and
' barging, making gains at will around
' he ends and through the lines. Last
ear the Mars Hill - Belmont classic
’®nded in a scoreless tie.
Nettles, shifty bantam back, start
ed the Lions’ scoring streak early in
’he second quarter, when he returned
I punt fifty yards for the first score
)f the day. A few minutes later Bai-
’”ey skirted left end for forty yards
ind another score which was called
%ack because of a penalty. Undaunt
ed, Bailey again rounded the end in
^Ihe latter part of the second quarter
for 85 yards and another touchdown.
Bailey, Nettles, and Rabb consistent
ly around the ends throughout the
\ame. Stellar blocking of the team as
a whole was a feature of the game.
Fox presented his usual hard-driving
game, making timely gains on his line
plunges. The half saw the Lions rap
idly advancing with a deadly assault
within the shadow of the Belmont
The Catholics held their own in the
.jfirst quarter. They centered their
”initial attack at the ends and suc-
iceeded in making several firsts and
I tens. Hodges and Stroupe, hefty Mars
Hill flankmen, soon succeeded in
breaking up the Belmont attack at
)fends; although gains were made ir
is^ regularly throughout the game, Coach
Wheeler’s team seemed to lack a
[jj. scoring punch and at the half were
^fighting a losipg game.
AftS'the lialf, the Belmont eleven
came back with renewed vigor. After
[r,hammering in vain at the visitors’
of line, they opened an aerial attack.
le-The Catholics’ lone score came when
Hoffman snagged a pass from Kearns
and galloped to a touchdown. The try
rs for extra point failed. The Lions’ pass
:k defense tightened, and, before the
■st final whistle. Mars Hill had inter-
a cepted several of the pass attempts,
id In the latter part of the third quar
ter the Mars Hillians, by a series of
brilliant passes and line plays,
Z.y brought the ball to Belmont’s five-
n-yard line. From here Fox bucked it
it- over in three plunges for the final
touchdown of the day.
In the last few minutes of the
game. Coach Roberts ran in his entire
^ reserve team. The final whistle found
^ the teams battling in the middle of
the field.
For the greater part of the fourth
** period. Fox, with his reliable kicking,
kept the ball deep in the opponents’
^ territory. Rabb showed some neat,
^ consistent drop-kicking, scoring all
three extra points. He also hurled
P' some spectacular passes. The entire
forward wall of the Lions played a
good game defensively and offensive-
ly, charging hard and keeping Bel- j
mont’s plays well boxed in. j
Outstanding for Belmont were Mel-
^ vln, Dengate, Cantwell, Maus.
The Mars Hill eleven was greatly
hampered by penalties which cost the
jjj Lions 160 yards. The Abbey aggrega-
g tion suffered frequent injuries, sub-
ge stitutes being frequently made. There
was no casualty among the Lions.
^ Mars Hill made a total of fourteen
firstdowns against seven by Belmont.
A The lineups follow:
In Girl’s Sport Contest This
The Mars Hill gridiron team gave
way stubbornly before the wiltering
onslaught of the King College Torna
do when these two teams clashed at
Bristol last Saturday. The Lions were
decidedly outclassed, and Commander
Richardson’s first string varsity found
no trouble in hanging up a decisive
victory over the visitors with a score
of 31-7. The Tornado tally was
garnered as the King eleven turned
in 4 touchdowns, 2 extra points and
2 safeties.
The lone Mars Hill marker came
early in the game when Bunker
caught a pass to put the team in
scoring position and Bailey trotted
over the goal in an off-tackle play.
Rabb kicked the extra point. Soon
after the Lion score, the entire first
team of the King squad swung into
action, and toward the last minutes
of the first half Davis, Tornado back
ran a cut-back play off tackle and
reversed his field to score King’s first
touchdown, Bricker kicking the extra
In the second half, after a brief
exchange of punts, the King offense
opened in its full strength. Then the
Red Tornado swept at will over the
Lion defense, centering their attack
over tackle. Twice, the Mars Hil
lians were driven behind their own
goal line for safeties. Twice more
the King backfield penetrated the
Mars Hill line to score. The aeriel
attack of the King eleven seemed
somewhat weak thi’oughout the game;
however, toward the last of the game
Forgarty, King flankman, snagged a
pass in the end zone, and the King-
men completed another pass for the
extra point.
The game ended with the Lion
team in a somewhat crippled condi
tion after fighting a losing battle the
entire last half. This game with
King College is not a conference
game and will iiot haffipeP the LlcnS
in their fight for the Championship.
R.E. ..
... Hodges
C, Owens — .
R.T. .
Hunt- -
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Shasher. — -
S. Owens
L.T. .
Shumaker „ .
L.E. -
- Q.B.
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The race between the two girl
teams took a new turn as the Black
Knights forged far ahead of the Gold
Diggers this week. Until the posture
week contest was effected, the Gold
Diggers were a few points in the
lead by virtue of their success in the
recent swimming meet. However, the
Black Knights jumped to a long lead
in the rush of the week’s full pro
gram of feminine sport activity. In
the posture contest the Black Knights
copped everyhonor, winning by a
large margin. The Black Knights also
came out victors in the tennis match.
Miss Marie Hutchens has long
been out in the front of the race for
the feminine supremacy of the tennis
court here, but she cinched her cham
pionship and the Black Knights’ vic
tory by eking out a 6-0 - 6-0 defeat
to Miss Pauline Wall, another Black
Knight, in the finals. The last of the
Gold Digger contestants for net hon
ors were eliminated in the semi
finals, when Miss Janie Britt and
Miss Lillian Whitehurst lost to Miss
Wall and Miss Hutchens respectively.
The posture week was given with
the object of creating an interest in
posture among the girls and creating
competition between the Black
Knights and the Gold Diggers. Tags
were given to every contestant at the
outset of the contest. Any_ individual
who was caught standing, sitting or
walking in variance with the rules of
correct posture was compelled to for
feit her tag to the rival who caught
her in the breach of correct posture.
Every tag counted a point, and of
course each team was on its toes to
capture as many tags as possible.
Another interesting feature of the
week’s program was the contest con
ducted in the auditorium Friday
night. Each group presented a stunt,
the prime idea being to illustrate
some idea about correct posture. The
Gold Diggers came forth with a play
which was quite interesting. The prin
cipal stars were Miss Janie Britt and
Miss Doris Smiley. The Black Knights
I retaliated with a novel skit showing
I posture as exhibited by the ancient
I Greeks, contrasting the ideas by show
ing a scene in our own dear Spilman.
The judges for the contest were Miss
Bonnie Wengart, Mr. Spencer King,
and Miss Shirley Gibbs. The judges,
after careful consideration, rendered
the decision in favor of the Black
During the week, stunts were given
in the gym classes from time to time.
As in the other competition, the Black
The Wright
On Sports
Dr, Robert
Mars Hill
Belmont Abbey
LG .
.. C .
RG .
S' Nettles .
D. Kearns
d- Rabb
. FB
By Billy Wright
Well, our grid season is on, and it’s
on in a big way, too—one game won,
one lost and eight more to go, and
we are not going to relinquish the
fight until the last whistle is blown
on that cold November day and we
have licked Tennessee - Wesleyan
College. (That is, if they can be lick
ed, and you know that they can.)
The recent, game with Belmont-
Abbey proved one thing — that we
have a bunch of “boids” on our team
that are plenty tough. I mean to say
“they can dish it out and they can
take it.” Just as an illustration, here
is a conversation between two black
birds that was overheard at the Bel
mont game. The two dusky gentlemen
were standing on the sidelines eyeing
appraisingly the grimy, dusty fea
tures of Ray Bailey (our super-half.)
Here’s what they said:
Amos: “Who’s dat big ugly man
Andy: “Lawd, chile, dat ain’t no
man; dat’s a haint!”
Yes, our boys are plenty tough,
and why shouldn’t they be? They
have gone through a scrimmage of
some description fully 80 per cent of
all the days they have been out since
the first of the season.
These scrimmages are real scraps
too. There is a spirit prevalent among
the second string and the scrubs that
bodes no easy score for the regulars.
Off the field, the whole bunch is just
“one big happy family,” but when
these two aggregations are ranged
against each other, it is a horse of a
different color. Both sides “see red,”
and they really fight each other. There
is keen competition.
Our boys went through the recent
Belmont_^am^ unscathed,._Not a_s)ibj:
stitution was made on account of in
jury. Not so in scrimmage. It seems
that scrimmage always takes its toll
of sprained ankles, charley-horses,
bruises, and what not. John Boney,
hefty tackle, is out for probably the
rest of the season with a broken col
lar bone sustained in scrimmage. Our
captain. Bill Nettles, is suffering from
an injured back. “Smiling Jim” Jar
vis is nursing a lame ankle. Big Brown
Ammons has been troubled since the
beginning of the season with a bad
shoulder. “Snake” Davis has some
kind of infirmity of uncertain char
acter. John Thomas is walking on
crutches and so on, and on . . .
We have an exceptionally tough
schedule this year. We have several
non-conference games with senior
colleges that will no doubt mean a lot
of hard fighting in order to make a
good showing and win. And, incident
ally, let me say that the Lions are out
to win regardless. They are going to
win fair and to not quit fighting until
they are carried out of the game on
a stretcher. Somehow or other, our
men were blocking and tackling and
driving a little harder at our first
game than they had been wont to do
in previous encounters with practice
teams. There was more spirit and
more drive. When a fellow was hit,
he was really hit and he knew it, or
else he was so near unconscious that
he didn’t know anything. Here’s just
what it takes to have a winning team
—just fight and plenty of it. With
proper fight we can lick any team we
have to face. We have the weight and
the strength and the speed, and the
size, and if we get that old fighting
spirit we won’t be licked this season.
You all know what this fight de
pends on. We must keep up the spirit.
We must boost the team. Take away
the spirit and what have we to play
From some unobserved spot, watch
the mass of people passing by day
after day, caught in the quest for
knowledge, for fun, for anything-
new-under-the-sun. One by one they
come into view, each different from
any other. Serious ones, gay ones
flippant, indifferent, carefree, sorrow-
full, lonely, melancholy—each a sin
gular personality.
In all the crowd what person im
presses you most favorably?
Invariably it is the true gentleman.
The true lady—the person who has
learned to live with others. That per
son greets all alike, with a smile, a
ward expressions of a kind heart, an
understanding soul. And yet there
must be enough dignity in that char
acter to keep it above the common
level of the crowd, or else you lose
your favorable impression.
In all associations with others, ab
solute sincerity and honesty must be
fundamental. Failure in this dis
proves that person’s real possession
of true character. A requisite, too, is
faith in life. Who can forgive an ob
scure and darkened outlook on life?
No, this person must face whatever
may be his lot with hope and enthu
siasm, working to change all for the
better; with ideals always high, press
ing onward and upward to a richer
and fuller life. Truly, a person
worthy of admiration, trust, and love.
“Ghosts” To Be Seen At
Mars Hill Auditorium
Knights were victorious. Another in
teresting feature of the week’s sche
dule was an essay contest conducted
in the various Health Education
classes. The subject for the composi
tion was “Posture Expressed Person
ality.” Winners were: First place,
Catherine Ellis; second place. Miss
Nina Gray Liles; third place. Miss
Dorothy Early. All three of the girls
were Black Knights.
(Continued from page 1)
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