November 18, 1927
DEFEATS HIGH POINT
WITH A LARGE SCORE
Local Players Take Easy Vic
tory From Beginning of
Game to Finish
CHAMPIONS OF GROUP II
Purple snd Gold. Scored in First Quar
ter When Davant Made Run For
Forty Yards and Touchdown
The Purple Whirlwind blew through
High Point Saturday at the stadium
for the championship of group two. The
final score was 27-7. High Point scored
her only marker in the last few min
utes of play by completing five passes
G. H. S. will play either Asheville,
Statesville, or Monroe, in the elimina
tion series today or tomorrow.
The Purple and Gold scored in the
first quarter when Davant made a
sweeping end run for nearly forty
yards and touchdown. It was a beau
tiful run behind perfect interference.
Atfer this score High Point tight
ened and G. H. S. was unable to gain
consistently. Cook’s punting saved the
locals many times from possible score.
Late in the second quarter, Davant
again got loose off tackle for another
touchdown. He dodged and squirmed
his way for 35 yards. The half ended
with the ball in mid-field.
In the third quarter G. H. S. car
ried the ball to High Point’s four-yard
line only to lose it on downs. High
Point punted out and the kick was
partially blocked, rolling to Davant.
He dashed around right end for another
touchdown. Cook failed to drop-kick
the extra point. It was the only one
he missed during the game.
In the final period the Blue and
White team tossed the ball over all of
the High Point backfleld’s heads. It
rolled across the goal line and S. Og-
burn fell on it for the final Greensboro
score. Blair had been using his hands
freely on the opposing center causing
him to make several bad passed. The
High Point backs failed to recover this
After this. Coach Woodward sent in
his reserves to finish the game. They
were unable to cope with High Point’s
air attack and in five passes the boys
from the Furniture City made a 60-yard
march for a touchdown. As High Point
kicked goal, the game ended.
In the backfield Davant and H. Og-
burn were the only men who could gain
consistently against High Point. In
the line. Bob Blair was the shining
light of the game. “Red” Paris played
a snappy game at guard as did Bill
Petree. For High Point, Kearns, Tur
ner and Hinkle showed up well:
Greensboro (27) Pos. High Point (77
Hobbs : Whitner
Wood C. Johnson
Pennington W. Hinkle
Davant G. Hinkle
H. Ogburn W. Johnson
Scoring touchdowns; Davant (3), S
Ogburn for Greensboro. Turner for
High Point. Points after touchdown.
Cook (3) ; Kearns (drop-kick). iTme
of periods, 15 minutes. Officials, Perry
(Elon) ; Tenney (Carolina) ; Sides
WILL PUY MONROE
AT 3 O’CLOCK TODAY
Game is Expected to Be Hard
est G. H. S. Has Played
IS SEMI-FINAL OF WEST
The Winner of This Game to Play Win
ner of the Asheville-Statesville
Game Also Played Today
Bottom rote (left to right)—Gladys Barbee, Mary Bailey Williams, Joy Thailkill. Second rote Lillie Stapleton,
Rose Goodwin, Carl Lane Browne. Third rote—Rachel Lipscomb, Rosa Davies, Lucy 'Witherspoon. Fourth rote Ruth
Laughlin, Mary Homey, Clara Applewhite. Fifth row—Virginia 'W'hite, Louise Hunter, Etoile Kirkman, Daphne Hunt,
Anna Lyon. Back rote—Miss Dry, coach.
G.H.S. SOCCER TEAM
Greensboro’s Back Becomes Up
set and Drives Ball Through
His Own Goal
“SPIRIT OF G.H.S.” SHOWN
Thursday, November 10, the G. H. S.
soccer team defeated from the toes of
Winston soccerteers by a 1-0 score.
From the beginning, it was a hard-
fought game, the Greensboro boys seek
ing to avenge the defeat earlier in the
week. The first half ended with a
The second half opened with a drive
down the field by Greensboro into deep
Winston territory. The ball there re
mained a greater part of the quarter.
Later in the second half on a penalty
kick from Greensboro’s 30-yard line, a
Greensboro back, attempting to held
the ball from the goal, was upset and
drove it through his own goal. It
seemed that IVinston had an unseen
player on the field—luck.
The Greensboro boys were compli
mented on their clear playing, and
straight forward attitude during the
game. There were no stars, the whole
team worked together in perfect union,
and even though Winston had more
supporters than Greensboro, the G. H.
S, team itself had the true “Spirit of
G. H. S.” on the field.
SECOND SWIMMING MEET
IS HELD AT CHARLOTTE
On Previous Encounter Charlotte Was
Victorious With a
The swimming team will meet Char
lotte November 19, for the second time
this year. On the previous encounter
Charlotte was victorious with a 33-30
score. Last year "Winston beat Greens
boro and then Charlotte beat Winston
by a large score. This year the team
has practiced hard and it can be seen
by the last score with Charlotte how
much it has improved.
Frances Stern, manager, believes that
the team has a large chance of victory.
She said that Lillian Hauck would do
much for the team as she is a fine cap
tain and works with the girls.
At present the team is practicing
harder than ever to improve dives and
strokes. The girls are co-operating and
working for one end—that is, to beat
“The Lexington - 'Winston - Salem
High School football game played
in Greensboro Friday, October 4,
is a forfeiture to Winston-Salem,
due to the use of an ineligible play
er in the game,” declares E. R.
Parker head of High School Ath
letic Society in state. Lexington
won the contest 18-6.
A protest was filed by the Win
ston-Salem High School, following
an investigation into the alleged
fact that Brown, a halfback, did not
attend Lexington High School last
fall. The decision was reached at
a meeting in Lexington on Octo
On the following day after the
game had been forfeited, Winston-
Salem announced that it would
withdraw from the state champion
ship race. The Winston-Salem au
thorities did not state any reason
for their withdrawal.
The coaches have been scrimmaging
against the varsity for the last few
days. It is surprising how “Red”
Routh can catch passes and Woodward
can plow through a line. As for Mr.
Coltrane, he is good at anything.
In the Wilmington-Dunn game last
Saturday W. H. S. played the whole
game and was not forced to punt a
single time. Needless to say, 'Wil
mington won the game and eliminated
Dunn from the state title.
Three Letter Men Are Back for
Team and Several New
ROUTH AND PARKS COACH
There is one consolation in losing out
in the state elimination series. The
school can get an early start in basket
ball. We hope we will not be saying
this to ourselves anytime soon.
“Bud” Teague returned to practice
this week after being out for several
days on account of a sore knee. His
absence was felt in the High Point
The football team came out of the
High Point game with only minor in-
.iuries. No one one the squad had
more than a few bruises and scratches
after the game.
The track team is still working out at
the stadium, and will continue to do so
until bad weather drives the boys in
side. A large number of boys, led by
Captain Phoenix and Coach Lambeth,
are nearly burning up the track every
Boys’ basketball practice started
Tuesday, November 8, at Caldwell gym.
Herbert Parks will coach the G. H. S.
quintet again this year. He will be
assisted by A. P. Routh. An unusually
large group of boys turned out and sev
eral more will be out when football
and soccer are over.
There will be three letter men back
to build a team around and several
likely prospects from last year’s sub
stitutes. Captain Wyatt Taylor, John
Sockwell, and Bobby Blair are the three
letter men who return. Blair played
three years ago, but was out of school
the next year, which made him ineligi
ble last year. He played running guard
and forward and is an adept shot from
the midde of the floor, which should be
a great help this year with the new
rule concerning the ribble.
Taylor is an excellent center and both
a good defensive and offensive man.
Neither Taylor or Blair are out at
present, due to football. John Sock-
well, lanky forward, should be a great
help to the team this year now that he
has had a year’s experience on the first
string. His unusual height makes him
a menace to any team.
Practice is at Caldwell gym every
afternoon at 4 o’clock. Showers and
dressing rooms have been provided for
the nse of the team.
The G. H. S. football team plays Mon
roe High School at the Stadium today.
This game is the semi-final game of
the western half of the state. The win
ner of this game plays the winner of
the Asheville-Statesville game for the
Monroe has played some strong teams
this year. They beat Concord High last
week 43 to 0. The strong Charlotte
team beat them 19 to 0 earlier in the
season. They have a very strong team
this year and the game promises to be
hard fought and exciting.
The Purple and Gold team is going
into the game in good shape, except for
Wyatt Taylor, star tackle. "Wyatt re
ceived an injury to his ankle several
days ago and will be unable to play.
Greensboro barely nosed out Monroe
year before last by a 3 to 0 score after
having tied them once. Monroe is com
ing here determined to redeem them
selves by beating Greensboro. This is
the most important game Greensboro
has played this year and a large crowd
of rooters is expected to be on hand
to help their team win. A large dele
gation is also expected to come up from
W.H.S. VICTORIOUS OVER
GIRLS’ HOCKEY SQUAD
MAKING RAPID PROGRESS
Winston Started Game With Rush and
Made Goal the First Three
PLAY GAME ON N. C. C. W. GROUND
The Winston Hockey team defeated
the Greensboro Hockey team with a
score of 2-1 at N. C. C. W. field. The
game was hard fought. Winston start
ed the game off with a rush and made
their only goal of the first half in the
first two or three minutes of play.
Greensboro kept "N'iTnston from making
a goal again until the middle of the
During the last few minutes of the
game "Witherspoon made Greensboro’s
The Winston girls showed speed and
skill in their plays and different
strokes. In these they showed better
training than our girls. Greensboro
High should be proud of its Hockey
team for holding the score at 21. We
have only eighteen girls in uniform to
The game was hard fought although
several outstanding fouls were made.
They were: advancing, obstruction, and
Class Games Will Be Played Off For the
Championship—Varsity Team Ex-
pects Big Year
The class teams of girls’ basketball
have been practicing for the past three
weeks in preparation for the class
series. Although the time for prac
tice is limited, all four teams have
made great progress. The class games
will be played in a few weeks for the
^^^ter the class series, varsity prac
tice vill begin for the coming season.
A good team is expected, as most of
last year s playmrs are back again. With
the practice that the class games will
giYe and Miss Dry’s coaching, this
year’s team will probably win the dis
G. H. S. GIRLS WIN GAME
FROM SALISBURY TEAM
The Greensboro hockey team defeat
ed the Salisbury hockey team with a
score of 3-0 on the N. C. C. W. field
Saturday morning, November 5. The
Salisbury team put up a good fight and
played a good game, but the Greens
boro team out-played them throughout
the game. Three goals were made the
first half; another the last half. Hutch
inson, Williams, and Goodwin knocked
Although hockey' is a new sport iu
this section, it is quickly gaining favor,
and in a few years is expected to be
one of the leading sports.
Evelym Rives and Catherine Whai
ton come to have lunch over at th
cafeteria every once in a while. The
were here last week.