1961 October 21. 1961 THE HILLTOP. MARS HILL COLLEGE. MARS HILL. N. C. Page Three and Tied and ught ;ion. al- id a ush- and unst the jina- hap- ause ntry ane. tion ome most his- na- tion. :orce im- i be feat. )ther r se- ty is t be illed that and ife tual- sens- I ad one to 3 Tied- not see. It It to a. body feel- to a bft botiy feel- t re- >ugd heaf ^heo for >ath- the caO otir bold 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. SNAKS for BULLSESSIONS COOKIES - CANDIES SPREAD or BREAD SEE R. S. GIBBS and GO. Across From Post Office 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. CODY’S Department STORE Quality M erchandise FOR YOUR Convenience! MARS HILL SHOE SHOP for FRIENDLY SERVICE and QUAUTY WORKMANSHIP Located Behind Mors Hill Hardware THE CUB RESTAURANT main street mars hill. n. c. Steaks, Seafood, Pizza, Sandwiches Fountain Service Telephone 4391 or 9951 Lions Play .;3T^83' 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.