North Carolina Newspapers

    1961
October 21. 1961
THE HILLTOP. MARS HILL COLLEGE. MARS HILL. N. C.
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Tike Lion^s Den
By JOHN BASKIN |
Some of the performers on the Mars Hill football stage have
contributed greatly to the Lions’ success this year but remained
behind the curtains, so to speak, as laurels are given.
These are the men of the line who have bottled up enemy de
fenses with bone-jarring contact and opened gaping holes to
spring loose a fleet covy of Mars Hill backs to display their of
fensive wares.
The line is led by defensive captain - linebacker Richard Fami-
glietti, who shifts to the flank on offense, and guard-linebacker
Sonny Rice. Also as valuable are a pair of 225-lb. terror-tackles,
Neal Gruetter and big Jim Epps. On defense tackles Bo-Bo
bf'shman and J. C. Moss continually turn in exceptional perfor
mances as do guards Buddy Ware and Ron Stewart. Larry Bruce
3nd Barrow Carter provide the opposition for the enemy offense
3s wingmen. Backing up the Ijne are Bill Lineberry and deep
backs Harry Sprouse, Buddy Postell, and Jack Reece.
Sophomore observers have pointed out a resurgence in school
spirit on the Mars Hill campus this year. This is welcomed with
“pen arms by the members of the Lion athletic teams, especially
fbe football team, as school spirit is instrumental in detennining
the success of these teams. Speaking as a member of the football
team, I know the value of having the student body behind our
efforts.
The Lions play their last home game here next Saturday with
^arion Institute from Alabama and you, as a member of the
"tars Hill student body are invited to come and “spirit” the Lions
to
Victory.
.Coach Harrell Wood, Lion basketball coach, expressed a mixed
^•t- of both optimisim and pessimism as he previewed his ’61-’62
season. Coach Wood indicated that the hopes of the season
jvould depend on the freshmen. Only two lettermen return from
last year’s squad. Honorable mention All-Conference Scott Conner,
- ashy 5’8” guard, returns along with 6’3” pivotman Mackie Mc-
Ccndon, and non-letterman, 6’1” forward C. J. Goodman. The
learn has been working out for the past several weeks and the
•’“Xt issue of the Hilltop will cover full details of the approaching
reason.
The Mars Hill JV’s got strong opposition from undefeated
Christ School for Boys Thursday, losing to the Greenies 21-14 in
® game played here.
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MARION
HERE NEXT
The last home game will be
here next Saturday night as the
Lions meet strong non-loop con
tender Marion (Ala.) Military In
stitute.
The following week the Lions
close out the ’61 season visiting
conference foe and arch-rival
Gardner-Webb.
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The 1961 Mars Hill College Mountain Lion football team includes,
first row: (L to R) Sonny Rice, Mickey Ottley, Scott Conner, Russell
Reid, Bob Rood, Mike Neal, Bob McClure* 2nd row: Larry Phillips,
Bill DeBruhl, Neal Gruetter, Richard Famiglietti, Larry Honeycutt,
Jerry Williams, Lindsay Dean, Vono Freeman, Herman Benton, Josh
Pritchett; 3rd row: Jack Reece, Bob Hamlin, Billy Ray Candler, Philip
Cerveny, Ray Milliken, Mike Randleman, “Ham” McCall, Buddy Ware,
Jim Epps, Allen Mabry, Steve Young; 4th row: David Livengood,
Carroll Oates, Larry Paschall, John Baskin, Ron Stewart, Bo-Bo Dish-
man, Barrow Carter, Larry Bruce, Gary Hammonds, Bill Lineberry,
Dale Martin, J. C. Moss.
MH Gridders Stop Bobcat,
Bulldog Squads 13-12,21-0
Coach Don Henderson’s
.Mountain Lions moved two big
steps toward the Western Car-
olinas Junior College Confer
ence football crown the last two
weekends.
Intramurals
Going Good
Intramural activities should
reach a new high on campus
this year behind the newly elect
ed intramural council. (General
officers and two representatives
from each division were chosen.
The council officers are Bill
Eure, president: T. H. Parrott,
vice-president: Ken Pearce, sec
retary: Charlie Young, chair
man of rules committee: and
Carl Conley, chainnan of pub
licity committee.
Representatives are Allan
Clark and Ron Gaylor, Euthal-
ia: Parrott and Gary Goodwin,
Spilman: Dave Beamon and
Conley, Melrose: Warren
Sweeny and Buddy Austin,
Brown: Pearce and Charlie
'S'oung, Myers: Bob Johnston
and John Reagan, Philomatliia:
Eure and Henry Foote, Upper
Cottages: and Don McLaine
and Bill Hawkins, Lower Cot
tages.
The intramural football
teams are already in high gear.
Euthalia defeated Brown 6:0,
and Melrose 7-0. Myers pushed
bv the Lower Cottages 12-0
while Spilman romped rough
shod over Philomathia 38-0, and
the Upper Cottages slipped by
Brown 6-0.
The remainder of the sched-
ide is as follows: 23, Euthalia vs.
Upper Cottages: 24, Lower Cot
tages vs. Philomathia: 25, Myers
vs. Melrose: 26, Brown vs. Spil
man: 30, Melrose vs. Spilman:
31, Brown vs. Philomathia.
Nov. 1, Lower Cottages vs.
Euthalia: 2, Myers vs. Upper
Cottages: Philomathia vs. Up
per Cottages.
They slipped by the Gardner-
Webb Bulldogs here on Oct. 7,
13-12, and last Saturday hand
ed the Lees-McRae Bobcats a
21-0 white washing.
In the initial period of the
G-W game (|uarterback Harry
Sprouse set up Scott Conner’s
1-yard plunge by a 29-yard pass
to the shifty halfback. Late
in the second quarter G-W
ripped back to knot the score
at 6-all.
Early in the third quarter
the Lions roared 80 yards with
Buddy Postell slipping over
from the 1 for the tally and
big* Lari7 Honeycutt circling
right end for what proved to
be the winning point.
The Bulldogs’ final surge
came late in the last quarter as
fullback Lionel Brooks bucked
over but his placement try
failed and the Lions came home
by a 1-point margin.
Last week, as the host Lions
smashed the hapless Bobcats,
workhorse Floneycutt put on an
offensive show for the annual
homecoming crowd as he scored
twice and added two extra
points.
The Lion defense, led by
guard Buddy VV^are and line
backer Sonny Rice, who recov
ered two fumbles between them,
clawed the L-M offensive ma
chine to an abrupt halt on the
Lions’ own 15-yard line.
Honeycutt reeled off a spec
tacular 43-yard jaunt to the
Bobcat 18 and three plays la
ter, romped over from the 6.
Rice faked a placement and
passed to Honeycutt for the
point after.
In the second quarter Honey
cutt capped a 91-yard drive
from one yard out. The drive
was highlighted by a brilliant
Ottley - to - Conner pass for
28-yards.
In the third period Honey
cutt galloped off 24 and 13 yard
runs during a 75-yard drivt.
QB Mick “The Trick” Ottley
plunged over from the one.
Wingate
Win Could
Push MH
Near Title
The roaring Mars Hill Lions
pounce on a rugged, fast Win
gate squad down in Union
(llounty at 2 o’clock this after
noon.
The highly important clash
could determine the champion
ship of the conference.
In their first encounter of the
season the Lions dropped an
18-6 decision to the powerful
Wingate aggregation, but a vic
tory today would push the Hen
derson charges into a strategic
position in the conference race.
The Lions have a 3-1 record
in league play, which includes
two victories over Lees-McRae
and one over Gardner - Webb
in addition to the previous loss
to Wingate.
Coach Bill Connell’s team
was tied 19-19 by Gardner -
Webb last weekend to give it
a 2-0-1 record.
Gardner - Webb is 1-1-1 and
Lees - McRae is 0-4.
The Mars Hill .squad could
assure itself of the conference
crown with victories over Win
gate today and Gardner - Webb
on Nov. 4.
Several key changes have
been made in the Lion lineup.
Hard running - blocking Gary
Hammonds has been moved to
the starting fullback slot. Big,
fast flankman Buddy Ware has
been shifted to defensive guard
as has tackle Ron Stewart, to
bolster the defensive lineup.
Lindsay Dean got the start
ing nod last week at the offen
sive guard slot vacated by soph
omore “Jap” Chandler, who
suffered a broken collarbone in
practice the week before the
L-M game.
Rugged Chandler, 1 8 0
pounder from Richmond, left
big cleats to fill because of his
aggressive hard-nosed blocking.
Also lost from the team is
200 pound fullback - lineback
er Jerry “Bear” Williams, who
dropped out of school earlier
this week.
Runners Meet
Wingate Today
Mars Hill’s undefeated cross
country team will travel to
Wingate today for the final reg-
idar season meet.
In an earlier meet the two
schools tied. A win today would
give Mars Hill a perfect sea
son. After today’s meet all eyes
will be focused upon the Con
ference meet to be held here
Nov. 11.
Members of the 1961 team
are Nat Coffin, freshman from
Durham: Captain Don Martin,
sophomore from Salem, Va.:
Don Andrews, freshman from
Hillsboro: C. J. Goodman, soph
omore from ‘Mills River, and
Bob Johnston, from Charlotte.
T he team has an overall mark
of two wins beating LM 10-26,
and 15-26 and one tie, with
Wingate 18-18.
    

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