Friday, October 2S, 1925
Purple Whirlwind Battles
With Pointers to Tie 6-6
Both Teams Failed to Score in
First Half of Encounter.
GAME A LOOSELY PLAYED AFFAIR
Each Team Scores One Touchdown
During Last Quarter, But Fails
to Make the Extra Point.
Frida}" afternoon, October 16, at Cone
Park, the Black Bisons and the Purple
Whirlwind battled to a 6-6 tie.
The first half of the game was rather
uninteresting as neither team seemed
to be trying to play football. Greens
boro contented itself with only one first
down and the majority of the first half
was spent in punting by both teams.
The second half was when the content
brightened up a little but the game as
a whole was not one to keep a spectator
interested. The two main features of
this half was a forty yard run by Smith
of Greensoboro and the touchdown made
when through a fumble Ragan of High
Point grabbed up the hall from Greens
boro and dashed down the field for the
lone touchdown scored by High Point.
When the second half opened Greens
boro started down the field for what
looked to be a touchdown several times,
but the ball was brought back on penal
ties or else went over on downs. Greens
boro fumbled and the Bisons carried the
ball down the field to Greensboro’s 20
• yard line. Here the purple whirlwind
went into action and when the High
Point team tried to busk the line they
were thrown for a loss.
In the third quarter through a series
of line bucks and end runs Greensboro
carried the ball down to the Goal and
Shelton (fullback) carried the ball
across the line. Try for goal failed.
Greensboro kicked to High Point but
the bail went out side and Capt. Watson
was forced to boot the pigskin, this time
the High Point eleven received the ball
on the 30 yard line. The Bisons punted
and the ball went to Greensboro on the
65 yard line. At this point in the game
there was a great deal of argument be
tween the referee about some technical
ity and the ball finally stayed Avith
Greensboro. The ball was snapped to
Burgess, a fumble; Ragan grabbed the
ball and made a pretty run down the
field for touchdown. Try for goal fail
ed and the score stood 6-6. Greensboro
here endevored to change the score by
starting a steady drive and also by the
use of aerial work but the score remain
ed the same.
The cheering at this game was the best
that the school has shown this year. The
band gave some fine selections and the
students seemed to be in a cheering
spirit. The attendance from the school
was very good. High Point had large
number of rooters over for the game.
High Point Greensboro
Daniel (Capt.) Brown
Wilson J. Watson
Ragan G. Homey
Summary: Scoring touchdowns, Ragan
Down. Down.—Henry VI.
Well placed.—Henry V.
An excellent pass.—The Tem
Touch, a touch, I do confess.—
I do recommend you to their
More rushes. More rushes.—
This shouldering of each other.
Pell rnell, down with them.—
Love's Labor Lost.
Being down I hate the ]fiacing.
—C y mb eline.
Iwt him not pass, but kill him
’Tis sport to maul a runner.—
Anthony and Cleopatra.
I catch it ere it comes to ground.
We must have bloody noses and
cracked crowns.—Henry /U.
Worry sir, thou bleedest; the
exercise has been too violent.—
It’s the first time I ever heard
tiiat breaking of ribs was sport.—
s You Like It.
DEFEAT ELON HIGH
Game Enjoyed by Large Crowd
Who Witnessed Best Team
work Seen in Long Time.
G.H.S. LOSES TO
RESULTING SCORE IS 14-10
Game Very Exciting—Splendid PasS'
ing—Greensboro Presents an
Banquet Will be Given to Winning
Class Team—Schedule for Inter
scholastic Games Announced.
Class Basketball begins this week with
practices on Monday, Wednesdays, and
Friday. On December 1, the classes will
begin to hold class tournament to de
cide the winner. The losing teams will
give the winning class a banquet.
Varsity practice will begin immediate
ly after the class tournament and inter
scholastic games will start the first week
after Christmas holidays. Miss Dry ex
pects a great deal more from her girls
this year since most of them were with
her last year, and there is a lot of new
' The schedule for the coming season is
Jan. 8—Reidsville here.
Jan. 15—High Point here.
Jan. 16—Winston-Salem here.
Jan. 22—Yeakesville there,
^an. 23—South Bufi’alo here.
Jan. 29—Burlington here.
Jah. 30—High Point there.
Feb. .3—Winston-Salem here,
peb. 6—South Buffalo there.
Feb. 12—Reidsville there.
Feb. 13—I.eaksville here.
Feb. 19—Burlington there.
Feb. 20—Chapel Hill here.
The second pre-season basketball game
was played in Caldwell gym, October 15,
when Greensboro defeated Elon Hi by a
score of 14 to 10. The Greensboro team
displayed some of the best passing and
team work that has been seen in Cald
well gym for a long time. The team
showed wonderful co-operation which re
sulted in baffling the Elonites.
The first half ended with the score
6 to 3 in favor of the local Highs.
Greensboro presented an impregnable de
fense so the Elon team resorted to long
shots which were successful.
In the last half the Elon team showed
some speed and led G. H. S. until four
minutes before the end of the game.
Then Greensboro staged a gallant come
back and started a spurt which carried
them to victory. In these few minutes
the team played Elon off their feet by
their swift offensive attack which was
led by Solomon, Greensboro center, who
shot three goals in succession to put
G. H. S. in the lead. Scott was a big
factor in the victory as his wonderful
defensive work kept Elon under cover at
all times. Lufty also played well. The
game was very exciting and was enjoyed
by a large crowd.
G. H. S. TRIUMPHS
OVER POMONA HIGH
Bill Teague Stars in Backfield for Re
for Pomona High.
Visiting Team Makes a Single
Touchdown in First Quar
The Purple Whirlwind suffered its
first defeat of the season at the hands
of Winston-Salem High School, Satur
day, October 10 at Cone Park, through
a solitary touchdown resulting from a
fluke. There was much defensive and
little offensive play on both sides.
The single score was chalked up early
in the first quarter. The ball was in
Greensboro’s possession in the shadow
of her own goal posts. Greensboro was
planning to jiunt, but ivild pass from the
center shot over the punter’s head. I.entz,
Winston end, fell on the ball behind the
goal line, before it could be recovered
and thus scored for his team. Buie made
fhe additional point by a goal kick.
Gut-matched in weight by her ojipon-
ents Greensboro fought desperately to
score during the remainder of the game.
Several times she forced her way dan
gerously close to her opponents’ goal line
only to be driven back. The whistle blew
with Winston on the offensiim at the
thirty yard line, and the Purple Whirl
wind was forced to admit defeat.
The game was characterized by much
punting. Two successful forward passes
were made, one by each team. The only
outstanding piece of individual play was
a forty-five yard end run by Buie, of
the Winston-Salem team, accomplished
during the third quarter.
A large crowd packed the grandstands.
Both schools were well-represented and
cheered their teams enthusiastically.
Marguerite and Finley were so en-
tluisiastic that the little cold-drink-boys
were afraid to pass them.
Oil vou red curls!
When the band played “Washington
and Lee Swing’’ High Point didn’t sing
with us. They warbled an entirely diff
VvJien Ave all get green, white, and
black striped blouses and pin purple and
gold ribbon on—then—We’ll Avin every
Smith -not John, nor Tom—just Roy
—you’re Avhat G. H. S. calls valuable.
Shelton y'ou can dive like a fish—keep
that up but let that be your limit in
the fish line.
Those High Point felloAvs are rather
large to be tied up in baby-blue and
People, don’t you think Ave need a
course in football at G. H. S.? Then
maybe there Avoiddn't be so many dumb
During the quarters the boys looked
like they Avere doing their daily dozen.
BARNYARD GOLF HAS
COME INTO PROMINENCE
’ “Barn yard golf” has come into promi
nence at G. H. S. Every lunch period
devotees of the sport may be seen toss
ing the iron shoes. The boys, however,
are not left to themselves at this past
time, for many of the girls approach
and some even surpass them in skill.
Mr. Phillips stated that if enough
girls were interested in the game he
would provide a place for them to prac
tice and later he would arrange a tour
nament betAveen them and their mascu
and Shelton. Scoring first downs High
Point 1, Greensboro 8.
Substitutions: High Point— Rones for
Marshall, Marshall for Rones, Meyers
for Wilson, Petty for Edivards, Gurley
for Wall; Greensboro—Shelton for Wat
son, Arnold for Brown, J. Homey for
G. Homey, Wyrick for Mans, Maus for
Wyrick, Strader for Burgess, Burgess
Friday, October 9, the Greensboro
Hig’h School third-string gridiron war
riors triumphed over the Ponoma High
varsity in a one-sided game at Cone Park
by the score of 27-0. The Pomona Highs
did not make a single first down, and
were clearly outplayed by Coach Ford-
ham’s reserves. Pomona punted every
time that she secured possession of the
ball and Avas on the defensive the entire
I he work of the Greensboro line was
outstanding, the light Purple and Gold
forwards outcharging their opponents on
every play. Bill Teague starred in the
backfield for the reserves, reeling off long
gains almost every time the ball Avas
given to him. McCormick featured for
HANDBALL COURTS ARE
Last year, handball was one of the
favorite “lunch period” sports at this
school. A wooden court was erected be
hind Barn A for the benefit of those
Avishing to play this game. The court
was rough, but it Avas satisfactory.
This year the school is having im
provements made. Workmen are level
ing and packing the ground. The court
is already painted a bright green and
has a splendid appearance. Many of the
boys are devoting the best part of their
lunch period to the game, and a large
number is expected to take advantage
of these improvements.
Soon the black cats Avill yowl and the
spooks will howl. Let ’em come. Mr.
Herbert Parks and the Recreational
Commission have quite a bit of merri
ment and entertainment on the bill for
those who attend the celebration they are
staging Hallowe’en night on Library
J. Watson Cash
Quake Du Bose
Brown ___ Plaster
W. Watson D^tes
Substitutes: For Greensboro—Shelton,
Strader, Burgess, MeadoAvs, Wimbish,
Wyrick, Petree, Watson; For Winston—
Officials: Referee, Roberts; Umpire,
York; Flead-linesman, Strickland; Time
of Quarters: 15-12-15-12.
“Scrubby’’ Rives gave us the once
over Friday. What did you think of
our yells, Scrubby?
“Let’s get a Coca-Cola.”
“No, let’s not, they’re ten cents”.
We think our blankets are so pretty!
They are stylish too ’cause—pansy is the
leading color this season.
Good Game, eh folks? Splendid ’cause
nobody suffered defeat.
\\ e wonder Avhy that photographer
doesn’t put any of those snaps in the
PROXIMITY Y. M. C. A.
DEFEATED IN BASKETBALL
Monday night, October 12, the Greens
boro High basketball team, in their first
game of the season, defeated the Prox
imity “Y” team 17-4.
1 he game did not appear to be as one
sided as the score would indicate, for
both teams fought hard. The Proximity
five just couldn’t hit the basket right,
making only one field goal and two fouls.
On the other hand the Greensboro High
boys made through connections Avith the
eight times from the field and once from
the foul ring.
The Proximity team were awkward on
passes, but made the game interesting
with their guarding. Both teams were
a little too spirited, to say the least,
in the guarding, causing many fouls to
Say folks! How about the way that
Capt. Watson booted the pigskin?
Say, High Point! Where are your
numbers for the Jerseys?
That man in Avhite pants just runs
around the team, doesn’t he? W^hy does
he do that?” “Oh, dumb! He’s the re
The little Avalking stick Avith the red
and green and blue and white box on
it was at the park. Oh! but where was
During the first of the game there was
little co-operation betAveen the students
and the band. We couldn’t get to
gether, could Ave, folks?
Flow about the High BroAV" farmers
being on iiarade in front of the grand
M e A"e just decided that the reason
AA e lost to Winston Avas because the
Avater boy didn’t appear. He was back
to the High Point game tho’ and we
held ’em to a tie.
Oh Boy! Wasn’t that High Point
Cheer I.eader—Little Gir/—cute?
Ha ! Ha ! After one yell the lemons
in the High Point group Avere hard at
Some of our boys Avere out of their
heads, sitting up there Avith us, and still
tiiej had the impudence to yell for High
We appreciate your friendliness, High
1 oint, you surely have got pep and en
Noav we’ll get something. Wyrick
has gone in,” was the reii^ark from a
We noticed that the California roam-
ers Avere exhibiting their proud selves at
the game. Welcome to home!