Edenton Aces Defeat Stubborn Plymouth
Panthers Friday Night By Score Os 19 -14
Change In Schedule Due
To Withdrawal of
With complications developing late
last week in the Alhemale Conference,
brought about by the withdrawal of
Tarboro who had used an ineligible
player, a sudden change was made in
the schedule. Instead of playing
Farmville, as scheduled, this game
was cancelled and the Aces played the
Plymouth Panthers in order to speed
up the conference winner.
Although outplaying the Panthers,
the Aces were obliged to be content
with a victory by a score of 19-14.
The Aces registered 20 first downs to
only three for the Panthers. A total
of 285 yards was gained by the Aces,
while the Edenton line gave up only
Stuart Holland, Jimmy 'Hdrrison,
Sonny Wright and Milan Stilley gain
ed ground continuously for the Aces,
while the entire Edenton line tore big
holes in the Plymouth line and served
as a veritable stone wall for the visi
tors’ runners. Mike Estep was easily
the outstanding Panther performer.
Plymouth kicked to start the game
and Harrison returned to the 28.
Wright and Stilley carried to the 40
for a first down and on the next play
Holland passed to Stilley for 19 yards.
Harrison picked up 6 and then Holland
passed to Rogerson, who went to the
Plymouth 26. Holland lost a yard and
Stilley gained 5, after which Holland
bulled his way to the 9 for a first
down. Wright gained 7 and Holland
then drove for a touchdown in less
than three minutes after the game
started. Rogerson’s kick was wide.
After the Aces kicked, Jackson re
turned to the Plymouth 29, where
Robert Kennan recovered a Plymouth
fumble. Harrison ripped off 8 yards
and Wright traveled for a first down
to the Plymouth 15. After Harrison
and Stilley added 6 yards, Wright
skirted right end for the second
Edenton touchdown and this time Rog- j
erson’s kick was good, putting the
Aces out in front 13-0.
The Panthers threatened late in the
first quarter when they returned a
kick to their own 26. Estep gained 9
and Plymouth was penalized 5 yards.
After Estep picked up two yards he
completed a pass good for 29 yards,
taking the ball to midfield. Lilley,
Esten and Beasley made a first down
and in three plays before the end oft
the quarter the Panthers picked up
On the first play of the second ouar
ter Lilley got loose for a first down
on the 9-vard line. A pass failed and
after Lilley gained 5. Estep fumbled
hut recovered. On the next play 2 j
yards were lost and it was the Aces’
ball on the 7 when a pass failed.
The Aces fumbled and Plymouth re
covered on the 15, The Aces strength
ened and held Estep and Jackson to
one yard ostrh and broke up two pass
ing attempts, so that it was the Aces’
ball on their own 12. On the fourth
play Holland fumbled and Plymouth
recovered on the 23. The Panthers
could make no headway, so that the
Aces took over on their own 26. Stil
ley gained 3 and Holland uncorked a
neat 36-yard jaunt, hut was called
back for a penalty. Holland then pass
ed to Rogerson who went to the Ply
mouth 41 for a gain of 29 yards.
Stilley and Wright then made a first
down to the Plymouth 25. Near the
end of the half Estep intercepted an
Edenton pass and Hardison in turn in
tercepted a Plymouth pass. With the
ball on the Plymouth 27. Holland
made a first down as the half ended.
Beginning the second half Edenton
kicked and was penalized 15 yards for
delaying the game due to the home
coming ceremony. The Panthers were
forced to kick three nlavs later and
the ball rolled to the Edenton 2-vard
line Wright and Stillev carried to
the 12 for a first down, but on the
next Plav Plymouth recovered an (
Rdnnf■»" fumble on the 10, Estep .
hulled bis wav to the 1-foot line, was '
stontvd cold on the next nlav but on
the following nlav h" cracked ever
for the Panthers’ first touchdown.
Estep also made the eytr - ’ "pint.
On Plymouth’s kick Harrison re.
turned from the 11 to the 31. Hol
land’s nnss to Rogerson was good for
7 and Harrison went to the UR for
a first down. Harrison. Holland and
Wright were held to 7 yards and + he
Aces kieked to the Pb-mouth 25. The
Panthers were forced to kick and it
was the Aces’ ball on their 44 when
the ouarter ended after Wright pic'-"d
up 9 yards on two plays.
Beginning the final ouarter Wright
went to the 40 for a first down. Stil
ley and Whitson followed suit with the
two first downs taking the ball to the
Plymouth 14. After Stdlev lost 5.
Wright almost went over, but the plav
was called bark and the Aces penal
ized. A pa's failed and Whitson made
5. after whmh a 20-vard nass from
Holland to Harrison nut the ball on
the 1-yard line. Holland crashed
through the line hut the noint was
no good, ro that the score stood 19 to
7 in favor of the Aces. After the Aces
kicked it was Plymouth’s ball on their
40. After a penalty of five yards.
Jackson gained a yard and on the next
play Stryons grabbed a pass from Es
tep which was good for 64 yards and
a touchdown. Estep went over for the
extra point, petting the score 19-14
and throwing a scare in the Edenton
camp. After Plymouth kicked, it was
Jthe Aces’ ball on their own 26. Wright
‘.and Stilley carried for a first down to
the 38. Harrison then picked up 11 |
yards to the 49. Holland’s pass to
Rogerson was good for 8, after which
Harrison lost 3. Holland then passed |
to Wilson which was a first down on |
the Plymouth 40. Stilley picked up j
4 and a pass to Rogerson was good
for 3. Plymouth was then penalized, i
making it a first down on the Ply
mouth 27. Stilley in two plays add
ed 8 and with the ball on the 20,
Wright rammed to the 15 for a first
down. Whitson made 1 and another
pass to Rogerson was good for 3.
Wright picked up 3 and Holland then
plowed his way to the 4 for a first
down. Wright was held to one yard,
a pass failed and Holland picked up
2 yards with the hall on the 1-yard
line when the game ended.
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