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' PAGE SIX
THE MARY POTTER GAZETTE
MarcH On Rams!
The colorful scenery of autumn
adorns the surrounding country
side where just about twelve weeks
earlier the Mary Potter “Rams”
suffered through the heat exhaustion
of summer’s hotplate.
As the ’65 “Rams’’ opened their
football season, they looked in ex
citement at what they hoped would
be their winning one.
Seven weeks flash by in conse
cutive occurences. The “Rams”
have given up seven gridiron com
bats to their district 3-A rivals. The
reasons for such losses remain to
The clashing of sounds can be
heard from the athletic field. Foe
against foe meets with the sound of
Coaches Phifer and Brown wave
and shout to the black and orange
uniforms with anxiety and tension
dualing with their souls.
“Where are you guys?” Phifer
would ask dismayingly. Let’s get
With no warning, time sneaks
upon the two forces. First quarter-
goes; second; and lo and behold,
it’s half-time! Sadly, the black and
By Hildred Barnes
orange jerseys disappear to the far
ther side of the field to discuss
their “whats and whatnots.” As
the half-time ends and the gun
fires to end the game, the “Rams”
walk across the field with sorrow
“Why didn’t we win?’’ they ask
themselves. “Did we play a good
game?” “How did the fans react?”
A week passes and the fans shout,
“Let’s get fired up, and support
the school morale for the homecom
The “Rams” greatly desire to re
move the stigma from the fans’
minds, and to do so, they will have
to play some hard ball.
Homecoming day arrives on time.
Gay cheers can be heard through
out the school. Let’s get fired up!
Day sheds its cloak to prepare
for the coming of night. With
haste darkness approaches to top
the final countdown of the home
The rush is on! The tense mo
ment, like the rustle of leaves, has
come upon the hushed crowd of
fans. Suddenly the silence fades,
and the game is on.
The “Rams” and the “Tigers
clash in battle. The iron-clad
sounds are overwhelmed by the
roar of the fans. The crowd grows
to a moderate cheer.
The first quarter ends without a
score. No sooner than the second
quarter begins, out of nowhere
comes a “Ram’’. The chase is on!
The crowd goes wild! Touchdown!
The battle continues between the
“Rams” and the “Tigers” of Carver.
Time passes on, and to a sudden
halt comes the first half.
The “Rams” go to their respec
tive corner to discuss their playing.
“Man, we can whip these guys!
they say. They do not have any
The second half comes with a
bang. The great armors clash once
more. Then, the “Rams” take on
more pace. Suddenly the crowd
goes wild again. It’s a Touchdown!
The game finally comes to an end
with the Mary Potter “Rams” de
feating the Carver High “Tigers”
The “Rams’’ leave the stadium
with sighs of relief. “Let’s get fired
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Wilmer Small, tackle and the
best offensive and defensive
player, opened the line for most
of the touchdowns.
Larry Hamme, halfback, scored
three touchdowns and two con
versions during the season.
Charles Kiltrell, offensive and
defensive end, scored one touch
down, but was very effective on
the line of defen.;e.
Hcmy Burwell/, halfback, scor
ed lour touchdowns and one
All of these young men are sen
Fans Need To Cheer
By Taze Baskerville
Savings and Loan
Support Your Cheerleaders
7-11 Food Store
Our cheerleaders encounter many
hazards. Lacking a room to prac
tice in, they must canter up and
down the football field and else
where on campus to go through
their routine. Their exercises are
vigorous ones which require a great
deal of energy.
Although “Ramettes” and “Rami-
tes” attend basketball games because
they enjoy the sport or because
they have school spirit, some of
them come to see the cheerleaders
When the squad of cheerleaders
romps into the armory, the most
languid spectator instantly springs
Remember the basketball season
has begun. A brief “Rah, Rah!
Rah! Hop, skip hop! “Let’s get
fired up, hey, hey!” is all it takes,
and our team is encouraged to go
on to victory.
M. P. Football
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SERVING YOU SINCE
T. C. Jordan, Jr.
The Mary Potter football team
played a total of 10 teams during
the 1965 football season. The teams
that were played are as follows;
Team Played Score
Merrick Moore Away 66- 0
Chapel Hill home 68- 0
Raeford away 8- 0
Louisburg away 12-6
Laurinburg home 14- 6
Henderson home 14- 0
Clarksville away 41-0
Can'er home 0-28
Reidsville away 18- 8
Roxboro away 32- 8
All of you have attended a foot
ball game on the Mary Potter Ath
letic field. The scene is perfect for
a brisk night of football action.
The field has two sides. One is
highly spirited with the “rah, rah,
rah, or fight team fight, fight fight,
On the other side, howdver, sit
spectators who are generally too
sophisticated to enter into the spirit
The Grandstand or the cheering
side gives everyone the spirit; it
seems to be a chain reaction. When
the band plays, the fans sway left
and right, backward and forward.
Viewing this scene from the sophis
ticated side of the field, you see
an example of vitality in action.
The sophisticated side dare not be
come entangled in the groove.
The cheering squad does its part
by exerting every ounce of energy
speckled with the deep pride that
keeps the Granstand aware of their
presence. If the Rams are in trou
ble, the cheering squad brings on
their extra support with all hearts
and eyes set for a touchdown.
On the other side of the field
there are bleachers filled with a
seemingly self-centered audience
where everyone has the front of an
individualist and not a part of the
These seats can be compared to
desert acres—acres of nothing. They
watch the game, look at the score-
board, and then check the time.
Is this sophistication, or the art of
doing what comes natural, or is it
just plain, “I don’t care”.
Are they there to see who came
to the game ? Could it be that there
was not anything else to do on a
Friday night; or was this the means
of getting a date?
Let the team get a cheer from
you! Do you realize that fan sup
port helps in trying times? Your
help is needed greatly.
“Sophisticates” “Never - miss - a-
gamers” girls, males, ladies, gentle
men, concession followers, drunks,
and anyone else who attends the
football games, take heed to the
spirited Granstand in front of you.
They come, they cheer, they shout,
and they leave, leaving an impres
sion on the football team that some
one loves them, and all their efforts
arc not in vain.
Let another season find you ready
to “rah, rah, rah, and fight, team
fight” with the Grandstanders.
Hall's Drug Store
J. P. Hall
Man Behind The Scenes
This is the story of the man be
hind the scenes. Mr. James Alfred
Moseley has been a coach for over
nine years and ever since his youth,
he has been athletically inclined.
In fact he has participated in one
or more organized sports since the
Mr. Moseley is Athletic director,
and his duties arc many. He is the
ticket man, the man who makes
arrangements for dances, the man
who rents the armory, the man who
supervises the football field, the
man in charge of the homecoming
drive, the man who makes orders
for football equipment, the man
who schedules gamc^ and the man
who obtains officials./
He is the hero-whose praises are
never sung, because he is not on the
frontline. He is a winner, however,
for he is the thruster, the driver,
and the supervisor. Through him
by Roy Bass
minor details are at a minimum for
coaches and assistants.
According to Mr. Moseley, the
greatest influence in directing him
toward this end was his high school
Being a very modest, and unbiased
man, Mr. Moseley when interviewed
preferred to talk about the team
rather than himself.
He feels that the Mary Potter
Athletes have the potential of being
as good or better than any high
school athletes in tlie state, but that
in his four years as an assistant
and director to the athletic pro
gram, he has not seen any athlete
work up to his potential.
“Working to reach one’s potential
should ■ be the desire of every ath
lete” states Mr. Moseley,” then
there will be no trouble with (earn
The u \,tor feels that much pro
gress has been made with the boys,
especially with the Junior varsity
football team. 'This being the first
season and starting from scratch,
he believes that they have done as
well as any rookie j v?s could have
Yes, the director, like the coach
and the players before a game, feels
nervous; but being a mild man, he
doesn’t let it show.
Though the director has his share
of headaches, most of those dealing
directly with the boys fall on the
Looking around you, you see him
in the various capacities mentioned,
but modestly he remains in the
But he is the unsung hero of this
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