November 20, 1931
Winds Down Pointers by
Score of 7-2 in Final Game
Touchdown Made by Captain
With Beautiful Interference
in Last Minutes of Play.
CHANGES MADE IN LINEUP
Combination of Elder, Elias. Lee and
Ogburn in Backfield Plays
The High Point Black Biaons suf
fered a 7 to 2 defeat inflicted by Coach
Belding’s Purple Whirlwinds last Fri
day at the War Memorial Stadium., This
was the most important and also the
best game of this season, being won in
the last few minutes of play. This
game marked the end of the high school
gridiron careers of many of Greens
boro’s best players.
Greensboro high has never seen and
probably never will see a lone star
perform so gallantly and so brightly
as did Captain Jack Burroughs
closing battle, the end of his gridiron
career at Greensboro high school.
In the first part of the second quarter
Burroughs was knocked out by blows
his head, but he quickly came to.
the sidelines he watched his teammates
fight hard, but hopelessly, through the
second and third quarters.
In the beginning of the last quarter
Burroughs was sent in with the ball
Winds’ 20-yard marker. The Winds be
gan their march down the field after
the ball was brought to their
yard line by a punt. Burroughs’ pass
was incomplete, but Whitt passed to
Burroughs for a 15-yard gain and High
Point got a five-yard penalty for being
off sides. Whitt completed a pass to
Pittman to net 15 yards, Burroughs
ceived another pass from Whitt on
Bisons 15-yard line for a 2o-yard gain.
Whitt skirted left end for two yards.
Oghurn made four at center and then
pounded his way through center for a
first down. With seven yards to go
Ogburn gained one yard at center and
Whitt completed a pass to Rees for one
yard. Behind excellent interference
Burroughs ploughed around left end for
a touchdown and a victory. Wrenn
dropkieked the extra point, making the
score 7 to 2 in Greensboro’s favor.
Black Bisons Score
The Pointers’ only Score was a,safety
which came early in the second quarter
when Ridge punted to the Winds’ five-
yard line. On the first play Elias was
back for a pass, but Sizemore, left end
for the Bisons, rushed in and downed
Elias back of the goal line for a safety.
One of the most spectacular .plays
of the game was when Burroughs raced
25 yards around left end from his own
13-yard line. In the third quarter Og
burn completed a pass to Elias for 25
yards and Pittman made a 30-yard run
around left end.
Wrenn and Causey Outstanding
The whole Greensboro lin played an
excellent game, but Burroughs, Wrenn,
and Causey were outstanding. Sid Og
burn starred in the backfield, doing
most of the kicking and made good
yardage at center, but he had creditable
High Point backfield honors go to
Ridge and Ritchie, with Sizemore, Gate-
wood, Shipman, and Copeland outstand
ing in the line.
Greensboro Pos. High Point
Burroughs l.e Shipman
Riley J.t T. Shelton
Phillips l.g Coffield
Causey center Hayworth
Wrenn r.g Copeland
Pemberton r.t Reid
Wicker r.e Sizemore
Elder q.b Ritchie
Lee l.h Culler
Elias r.h Ridge
Ogburn f.b Quarino
Greensboro 0 0 0 7—7
High Point 0 2 0 0—2
Scoring: Touchdown, Burroughs;
safety, sizomore; extra point, Wrenn,
Substitutions: Greensboro, Rees,- Pitt
man, Whitt, Hartsook, Fesmire, Ger-
Substitutions: High Point, Foster, C.
Shelton, Garner, Conner, Johnson, and
Officials: Referee, Morris (Wiseon-
ein); umpire, McAllister (Davidson);
headlinesman, Coltrane (Carolina.)
W. L. T. Pot.
3 0 1 1,000
3 0 0 1,000
2 11 ,667
1 3 0 .250
1 3 0 .250
High Point ....
1 4 0 .200
1 188 13
0 145 20
1 82 27
1 77 13
0 75 195
0 75 136
High Point ....
1 38 73
CAMEL CITY ELEVEN
Holton for Winston, Made Star
Play, Running 38 Yards for
for Last Touchdown.
SPARKS FROM THE GRIDIRON
Basketball Season Gets Underway
With the High Point game ringing down the curtain on the Greens
boro high football season, Coach Lester Belding will issue the call for
candidates of the basketball squad on December 8.
The football team did not receive very much support from the
student body this year and the local eleven did not have a very success
ful season. A wealth of good material was left over from last year
and this year’s basketball team should be a winner. Every year an
appeal is made to the students to support their team and again this year
we make a- plea for the old G. H. S. spirit. The games will probably
be played in the Caldwell school gym again this year and all athletic
fans are urged to back the locals and encourage them in their battle
for state champions. Coach Belding has already proved to be a worthy
basketball coach and if the team is supported well his squad should go
a long way toward the championship.
Not much has been said about the girls’ basketball team yet,
but most of last year’s team is back and a promising team has been
assembled. Miss Robinson held the first practice session last week and
a great many new candidates reported, but Miss Robinson stated that
a lot more girls were needed.
G. H. S. PLAYED WITH GRIT
GIRLS’ SOCCER TEAM
LOSES TWO CONTESTS
Winston Eleven Defeats Local Squad
in First Games Played on Home
Field— Henson, Russell, Stars.
Two games have been played by the
girls’ Soccer team of Greensboro high
and both were losses, Winston-Salem
high being the victor in each contest.
The first game was played on the
local field, and Winston won by the
score of 5-1. Keen was the star for
The second tilt was a return game in
Winston-Salem, and the twin city girls
defeated Greensboro by the score of
3-0, at Hanes field, Wagner and Wilson
scoring the goals.
The Greensboro lineup included Rider,
Weisner, Russell, Strunks, Edmonson,
Keen, Ray, Hammond, Henson, Jeffress,
The substitutions were: Goodwin for
Rider, Russell for Strunks, Hurley for
Hammond, Bobbitt for Henson, and
Barnes for Kirby.
The Winston line-up included Wag
ner, F. Voss, S. Voss, Wishon, Short,
Smith, Addams, Crater, Brookbank,
Weeks and Rath.
The Purple Whirlwinds went down
before the charges of seven hard-fight
ing linesmen who ripped through the
locals and opened big holes for the
driving backs, and were defeated by
their old rivals, Winston-Salem, by the
score of 19-0 in the Camel City, Satur
day, November 7.
The Twin City eleven took the ball
in midfield to begin the second quarter
and scored their first touchdown after
a series of line plunges, netting from
two to nine yards each. East then
plunged through tackle and crossed the
goal line. Holton’s pass to Wimbish
was good and netted the extra point.
The second touchdown came in tl
third quarter when Winston’s eleven
made a number of successful lines plays,
carrying the ball to the two-yard mark
er, and then Holton went over left
tackle for the touchdown. The try for
extra point was missed and the score
Holton furnished the thrill of the
game by giving a beautiful exhibition
of running when he shot through the
line and raced 38 yards for a touch
down, making the most outstanding
play of the game, and giving the Twin;
their third marker. The try for extra
point was again incomplete and
score ended at 19-0 in Winston’s favor.
Greensboro played a pretty fair game
and showed a lot of hard fight, with
Burroughs and Lee playing good ball.
Wall Holton was the most outstanding
player for Winston-Salem.
Greensboro (0) Pos. W.-S. (19)
Burroughs l.e Hardee
Riley l.t Boss
Wrenn l.g Johnston
Hester center Smothers
Phillips r.g Tuttle
Pemberton r.t Holcomb
Hartsook r.e Smith
Bees q.b Holton
Pittman l.h Snead
Lee r.h Gerner
Ogburn f.b East
Score by periods:
Greensboro 0 0 0 0— 0
Girls’ Soccer Team Disbands
After completing a schedule of two games, the girls’ soccer team
has disbanded until next year. The only two games that were played
this year, both against Winston-Salem, were lost by the locals. Miss
Kate Robinson stated that she was pleased with the showing of most
of the players and that a championship team should be developed next
The practice sessions this year proved to be very successful and
showed that a number of girls were interested, but not enough girls
came out. Miss Robinson plans to issue a call for candidates earlier
next year, and get a team whipped into shape to battle more teams.
With plenty of good material left over from this year, next season’s
team should be a winner.
Theron Brown On All-State Team
Theron Brown, former G. H. S. athletic star, has been showing
great form at the Univresity of North Carolina this year. In the games
he has participated in so far this season, he has proved to be one of
the most outstanding players. Pat Miller, well known as a football
coach in North Carolina, named Brown on his All-State team as the
best left end in this state. Houston Rawing, sport’s editor of the
Greensboro Record, rated Brown as one of the most outstanding ends in
college football this season, and gave him the left end berth in his
selection for All-State honors.
Four-Letter Men to Return;
Three Last Year Stars
TEN GAMES ARE LISTED
Locals Drop Freak Game
To Danville High Eleven
P. Routh Announces Complete
Schedule; Five Home Games to Be
Played by Locals.
Friday 13th Proves Unlucky
Friday 13th, true to traditions, was an unlucky day for the Greens
boro High eleven, at the Greensboro-Danville football game in Danville,
Va., on Friday, November 13.
Most of the breaks went to the Danville players, and gave them their
touchdowns. The first of luck came in the second quarter, when a Dan
ville pass went across the goal line, and was knocked down by two of
the Purple Whirlwind players. The bail fell into the hands of a Dan
ville man, who had been blocked and was lying on the ground. The
player rolled over and placed the ball on the ground, giving Danville
their first touchdown.
The second play of Old Man Jinx came in the third quarter when
a Greensboro punt hit one of the players and bounded back toward the
goal line. Ramsay of Danville recovered the ball and raced thirty yards
to Greensboro’s five-yard line. The ball was carried over on the next
two plays, netting Danville six more points.
Captain Jack Burroughs played an unsteady game all day, his
usual star playing being greatly missed. Although he played a fairly
good game of football, it was nothing like his regular brand of playing.
The game ended in a 19-7 victory for Danville.
RESERVE TEAM WINS
8-0 OVER TWIN-CITY
Football season is coming to a close and the boys of Greensboro
high school football team should be congratulated by the entire student
body on their fine co-operation and good attitude in each game that
was played whether it was won or lost. To our minds they are real
heroes in the art of playing football and may they keep up the good
Small in size and strong as an ox fits Ed Lee to a dot. If it wasn’t
for a few others, Ed would be doing all the hard work and when he hits
that line watch them scatter.
Nowlin and Carlson Scored First Mark
er for Greensboro in Sec
SCORE THREATENED ONLY TWICE
The Greensboro Reserve team
their final game of the 1931 season by
the score of 8-0 at Southside Park, Win
ston-Salem, Saturday, November 7, in
a preliminary to the Greensboro-Win-
aton varsity game.
Greensboro’s first marker came in
second quarter. Greensboro took the
ball on her own 39-yaTd line to begin
this period, and after making two first
downs, Nowlin carried the ball around
end for 35 yards to Winston’s four-yard
line, and Carlson plunged over for
touchdown on the next play. The try
for extra point was made by a pass, but
Greensboro was off sides, and the ref
eree penalized Greensboro five yards.
Another pass was tried but was incom
Two more points were added in
third period when Winston kicked to
Greensboro, and the ball was returned
to the 45-yard line. After making
first down, they were forced to punt,
and the ball went to Winston’s three-
yard line. On the next play Davis, of
Winston-Salem, fell back into punting
position, and Meroney tackled him be
hind the line for a safety, making the
The only other threat toward scoring
came in the last period when Davis,
Winston-Salem halfback, broke loose
and ran the ball down the field for 40
yards and was.finally brought down by
Floyd Bees, of Greensboro, on the 10-
yard line, and the game ended with
Greensboro holding the big end of the
150 Boys Attend Hi-Y Supper
About 150 boys attended the Guilford
County Hi-Y supper held at the Y. M.
C. A. November 23. The Girl Reserves
! in charge of serving the boys. The
club was the guest of E. W. Street at
the Carolina theater after supper.
Boys Please Skip
This is strictly to the girls—listen. Have you ever thought about
going out for any sport, seriously ? It would be money invested wisely
to wager that two-thirds of you have not ever thought about the matter
personally. No doubt everyone wishes in a vague sort of way that
Greensboro high school could be victorious all around, but few connect
themselves with the idea.
The facts in the case are that you will enjoy playing basketball,
and will be immensely benefitted in personal healtli, if you go out for
Then, too, we have a new coach this year. Perhaps you do not
even know her. She would be immensely gratified if she could work
with a big squad, besides having a much better chance to put out a
One thing more—there was a good group of candidates out for
soccer, but practically all of them were sophomores. Sophomores 'are
desirable candidates for anything, particularly for athletics. But there
really ought to be a larger percentage of upperclassmen out for basket
ball than there are sophomores.
Coach L. C. Belding has announced
that the first call for candidates of the
Greensboro high basketball squad will
be issued on December 8.
Four Lettor-Men. Return
There will be three letter-mnh who
will not be back this year, while four
members of last year’s squad will re
turn to the line-up this year. Those
returning are: Fesmire, who made his
letter at center last year; Burroughs,
last year’s star forward; and Whitt and
Wrenn, both guards.
Jack Norman, all-around star at G.
H, S. last season, Harold Nicholson, and
Charles Mclver, are the letter-men who
ill not be back this year.
Promising Material on Hand
Wheii the first whistle blows for the
opening practice, a number of promising
players will be on the floor. Fes-
, long six-foot center, will have to-
do some neat playing to hold his place
against Jack Brown. Brbwn came out
at the last of the season last year_and
played in a few of the final games. He
proved to be one of the most outstand
ing players of the year. Jack had
never played basketball before, the re
ported last year, but will return this
'ar to try for the center position.
Harry Wicker is another promising
ndidate who will he back this year.
Wicker was out last year and played
star ball until he became sick and
out tlje rest of the season. Burroughs
last year’s all-around star and
■should prove to be the main .threat this
Ten Games Scheduled
A. P. Routh has announced the sched
ule for this year as complete and ten
games have been listed. The opening
game will be played here wit
strong Gastonia high quintet January 8.
January 15 High Point will come here
for the second game of the season. Jan-
anuary 22 the local squad will go to
Salisbury to meet the Rowan county
boys, and then meet Gastonia ii
turn game at Gastonia, January i
uary 29 they will journey over to Char-
little and meet the Queen City quintet.
Winston-Salem will meet the locals here
February 32. February 13 Greensboro
wil meet Winston-Salem there ii
turn game, February 23 Charlotte will
come here and High Point will end the
season with the locals meeting the
Pointers there, February 28.
T.D. E.P. T.
Newsome, Salisbury .... 13 8 86
Gadd, Charlotte 9 3 57
Smith, Gastonia 6 2 38
Brown, Salisbury 5 0 30
Burroughs, Greensbor .. 5
Morris, Charlotte 3
Pinkston, Asheville .... 4
Harrison, Salisbury 4
East, Winston-S 3
Bullard, Gastonia 3
Gerner, Winston-So 3
Wimbish, Winston-S. .. 3
Alexander, Asheville ... 3
Haynes, Charlotte 3
Ogburn, Greensboro ... 2
BILL ELIAS STARS
Virginia Team Wins by Lucky
Breaks but Greensboro Boy
SCORE ENDS AT 19 TO 7
George Washington Gridders Make ;
Touchdown in Every Quarter
But First One.
CURRY TAKES FIRST
PLACEIN CAKE RACE
Boys’ Home Economics Class
Makes Chocolate Cake for
Winner of Contest.
GIVE TWENTY-FIVE PRIZES
WINSTON HARRIERS WIN
Greensboro Gets Second Place Honors
in Annual Cross-Country Meet
at Twin City.
MILLER LEADS LOCAL RUNNERS
Reserves Finish Good Season
The Greensboro high reserve football squad finished the 1931
season by losing only two games. The team was composed of some
future varsity stars and had an unusually good record this year. One
of the losses was suffered at the hands of the Asheboro varsity and the
other the High Point reserves.
The reserve squad this year developed some valuable talent for next
year’s varsity, and Coach Belding will have less worries when this
bunch of experienced material reports next year.
This year’s losses were not considered as showing much weakness
on the part of the locals because the Asheboro varsity was the first vic
tor, and High Point, wdo is noted for its strong reserve squad, gave
them their other defeat.
Five members of the squad were promoted to the varsity at the
close of the season, and are promising material for next year. They
are Carlson, Vestal, Meroney, Shelton, and Hodges. All of these players
are linesmen, and should come in very handy next year since all but
one of the present varsity line will graduate.
When Coach Belding tires of whipping raw athletic material into
shape, he will be able to find himself a job as a radio announcer.
Coach Belding has been announcing the Carolina games for the last
three years, and everybody knows how well he does it. Let’s hope he
doesn’t decide to take it ujkseriously anytime soon!
cross-country squad of Winston
Salem high school won its third straight
state high school championship over
fast field of entries, with a score of 38
points at Hanes Park in Winston, No
vember 20. Greensboro was the closest
rival, coming in second with a 46 score.
High Point finished third with 67 points,
and Charlotte came in last with 69
The twin city team was led by Cap
tain Sid Kinney, who came in to a
sweeping finish, leading the field by a
good 100 yards. Sandifer, also of Win
ston-Salem, came in second, and Smith,
of High Point, finished third. The
held over a three-mile course
' and Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High
Point, and Charlotte were represented.
Kinney and Sandifer, of Winston-Sa.
lem; Smith and Ellington, from High
Point; and Miller, Koury, and Buttle,
of Greensboro, were the first seven to
finish and were named the all-state
team. These runners will be the guests
of the University of North Carolina at
the Virginia-Carolina football game at
Chapel Hill Thanksgiving, and will race
against the Carolina freshmen.
Dave Miller led the Greensboro run
ners, while Koury, leading man for
Greensboro in other matches, came in
The order of the 24 runners in the
Kinney, Winston-Salem, first; Sandi
fer, Winston-Salem, second; Smith,
High Point, third; Ellington, High
Point, fourth; Miller, Greensboro, fifth
Koury, Greensboro, sixth; Suttle
Greensboro, eighth; Hollingsworth, Win
ston-Salom, ninth; Thompson, Charlotte
10th; Beard, Charlotte, 11th; Patterson
Winston-Salem, 12tli; Ebert, Winston
Salem, 13th; Barber, Charlotte, 14th
Robinson, Winston-Salem, 15th; Hub
bard, High Point, 16th; Ramsey, Char
lotte. 27th; Flint, Winston-Salem, 18fh
Ramsey, Charlotte, 19th; Carrker, Char
lotte, 20th: Rochelle, Greensboro 21et
Fowler, High Point, 22nd; Edwards
Charlotte, 23rd; 'Canada, High Point
24tli; and Shaffner, Charlotte, 25th.
red Curry won Greensboro Iligli’s
first cuke race Thursday, November 12,
' the regular cross country course,
Greensboro, High Point, and 'Winston-
Salem records were broken by Curry
and Miller. Curry now holds the rec
ord for the course of thirteen minutes
and four-fifths seconds.
The race began at 4 o’clock sharp,
itli ,‘19 c-outesfaiits. The course was
little over two miles long.
The first eight places were taken by:
Mr. Routh conducted the contest and
the Judges were Mr, Phillips and Mr.
The prizes were d9nated by Greens
boro merchants and are as follow
1st, a tie and handkerchief set given
by Barbee find Cagle; 2nd, a necktie
given by 'rurner-Corufitzer ; 3rd, a flash
light or a knife given by Coble Hard
ware Company; 4th, choice of prize
given by Doke-Coniielly Sporting Goods
Shop: nth, (ith, 7th, 8th, Carolina
'I'hcater tlekets; 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th,
National 'I'heator tickets; 1.3th, 14th,
15th, 16th, Imperial Theater tickets;
17th through 25tlJ, packages of Beech-
Xut chewing gum.
•Vnother jirize came to life the Friday
after the (‘ake race when the boys home
‘Oiioniics class made a chocolate cake
for the u'inuer. We hope the winner
IN ARMISTICE DAY GAME
Greensboro Puts Up Fight But High
Point’s Star Quarterback Proves
. to Be Formidable Foe.
G.H.S. BOYS COMPLETE SCHEDULE
Greensboro’s iMidget football squad
ended their schedule with a loss in
High Point to the midget Bisons by the
score of 12-0 on Armistice Day.
Greensboro showed some hard fight
ing and good football and held an edge
the Pointers in the first and last
quarters but could not sto^ Hinkle’s
long runs in the other two periods.
Elmore Holt, plunging fullback, was
the most outstanding player for Greens
boro, getting off a lot of good gains on
line plunges, while Jenkins and Snead
both looked good.
Greensboro’s main threats came in
the first and last quarters. In the
first quarter the ball was placed in
scoring distance only to be lost on
downs. Ill the fourth period the ball
was up to the 10-yard line but Greens
boro could not carry it over.
High Point’s first score came in the
second, quarter when Hinkle tore
around end and raced 40 yards for the
touchdown. He made a duplicate play
for about 30 yards in the next quarter
and carried the ball over for the second
time. The fry for extra iwint was
missed both times and the score ended
THE aeOllNAS' WEUEST HABDWAtlE HOUSE
Tl does not come by acchjent, but
as the result of a definite plan
carefully worked out. That’s the
reason for the superior quality of
McCulloch & Swain
The George Washington high school
of Danville, Va., won a 19-7 victory
Greensboro high at Danville in a
game featured by a 75-yard run by Bill
Elias Friday, November 13. The Vir
ginia eleven received most of the breaks
of the game and it seemed as if the
old Jinx of Friday 13th, was dealing
the locals a full hand of tough luck.
Seventy-five Yard Run
The most outstanding play of the
game came in the third quarter when
Elias returned Danville’s kick-off 75
yards for the Whirlwinds only touch
down. The ball was bounding down
the field from the kick-off following
Danville’s second touchdown when
Elias took it on his 2o-ya‘rd lines and by
the aid of perfect interference raced
the remaining 75 yards of the field
for the score. This was the most beau
tiful run made by the Whirlwinds this
season, and the longest seen on the
Danville field for quite a while. The
Greensboro interference formed 'very
quickly and gave Ellas perfect support.
Danville’s Freak Plays
The first deal of "Lady Luck’’ came
in the second quarter when, with Dan
ville’s ball on Greensboro’s 30-ynrd line,
Durham passed to Brown across the, ^
goal line. The ball was blocked and
fell into the hands of Brown who had
been knocked down and was lying be
hind the Hue. Brown held the ball and
•oiled over, placing the ball on the
ground for the touchdown.
The second streak of luck came in
the third quarter. Greensboro failed
to make a fir.st down and punted, the
kick being blocked. The ball bounded
back toward the,goal line and Ramsey
recovered, racing 30 yards to Greens
boro’s 5-yard marker. i Durham plunged
er for the touchdown on the next two
plays. The try for extra point was
missed and the game stood at 12-0.
Greensboro Scores Seven
Bill Elias made his great run on the
return of the kick-off following this
play. The touchdown was followed by
the extra point and Greensboro's hopes
for a victory were increased as the •
score mounted to 12-7.
The ball went from one end of the
field to the other as both teams fought
to reach the other’s goal. Neither team
was able to score until the latter part
of the fourth quarter when a series of
line plunges by Whedbee was followed
by two complete passes, netting the Vir
ginians a touchdown. This time the
try for extra point was good and the '
M hirlwind’s hopes faded as the game ‘
Line-up and summary':
Greensboro (7) Pos. (10) Danville
Burroughs (C) -_Ie Wentz
Riley It Edwards
Wrenn ig Hylton
Hester c Tucker
Phillips rg Mundy
Dempsey rt Isenhour
Hartsook re Ramsey
Elder qb Adkins
Pittman ih Powell
Whitt rh Gibson
Fields fb (C) Whedbee
Score by periods:
Greensboro 0 0 7 0 7
Danville 0 6 (5 7—19 •
Touchdowns: Greensboro, Ellas;
Danville. Durham (2), Brown. Sub
stitutions: Greensboro, Ogburn, Ellas^
Causey, Pemberton, Johnson; Danville,
Buckner, Patterson, Durham, Brown!
Officials, Linkous, (V. P. i.), referee;
Simp!?on, (R. M. C.), umpire; Kernodle,
(U. N. C.), headlinesman.
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