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Friday D-Day For Undefeated Bulldogs
Top Ten
Greensboro Daily News
Class 1-A
1. Robbinsville 4 10 6. Mars Hill 4 2 0
2. Weldon 3 10 7. Red Springs 3 10
3. Louisburg 4 0 0 8. Manteo 3 10
4. Lillington 4 0 0 9. North Duplin 4 0 1
5. Oxford Orp. 3 10 10. Ayden 2 2 0
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By CLINT FULLER
LOUISBURG IS THIRD IN THE STATE
The Louisburg Bulldogs are sitting high onthe heap today
after being rated third in the State in Class A football. The
Greensboro Daily News, Which rates all teams in the entire
state, placed the Bulldogs (4-0) behind Robbinsville (4-1 ) and
Weldon (3-1). Oxford Orphanage (3-1), Bulldog Friday
opponent, is rated fifth. Ayden (2-2) only other rated team to
meet Louisburg this season is in tenth place.
The News and Observer's Eastern ratings, released today,
also place Louisburg in third place behind Weldon and St.
Paul's (3-0). St. Paul's does not appear on the Greensboro Top
Ten list.
The third place spot is the highest any Louisburg team has
been ranked in the twelve years of football here.
TOP TEST FRIDAY
There is no question but that Friday's game at Oxford will
be the toughest test the Bulldogs have had or are likely to
have. The Red Devils are real tough. Of those having played
both teams, the scouts and just plain spectators, the predic
tions are split. The fact that Louisburg has formed a mental
block at the mention of Oxford in past years is causing some
to be concerned over Friday's contest.
However, we can report here that there is no block this
time. The Bulldogs believe they can win. They feel they must
win. They know this is for all the marbles. Having been denied
a championship for twelve years, the locals are hungry. They
want to be the team that brings a crown to Louisburg. The
Bulldogs will be ready Friday.
BACKS OF THE WEEK
Franklinton's fine running back, Bobby Kearney and its up
and coming quarterback Jerry Simmons were chosen Backs of
the Week in the Franklin Area Conference by The Raleigh
Times this week. Both boys are deserving and both were
picked for their showing against Littleton. The Rams won,
31-0. and meet Wakelon at Zebulon Friday in a Conference
tilt.
THE UNSUNG
Louisburg has some unsung heroes this year who seldom get
credit for a quiet but effective job. The Bulldogs themselves
are impressed for example, with the work of "BooBoo"
Pergerson, and they have this week given the defensive
standout a new name. Fellow teammates are calling him "Wild
Man" Pergerson and it mi^it be a good idea to just let his
teammates call him that.
Jack Versteeg is doing an outstanding job at center this year
for the Bulldogs. This sophomore took over for graduating Bill
Taylor and the absense of fumbles and miscues is a credit to
his determination and his ability to get the job done. Jack is
seldom seen, but the team couldn't move without him. Dan
Hayes, Steve Roberson -who played in severe pain last week -
and John Kornegay are others whose work is making the
Bulldogs a top-ranked squad.
This year's edition comes as close to being a well-oiled
family team as any seen here in recent years.
LATE RAM STATICS
Somebody sent in a writeup of the Franklinton- Littleton
game which arrived after Tuesday's issue was published. We
reported the game then based on available information. Some
notes contained in the late writeup are interesting and we pass
them along here.
The Ram defense was described as outstanding and the win
was said to hwe been a great team effort. Bobby Kearney
carried 8 times for 72 yards and caught one pass for forty
yards. He scored "3 touchdowns as reported previously. Jerry
Simmons carried 7 times for 57 yards, passed for one TD and
ran for another. He completed 8 of 14 passes for 1 72 yards.
Birds have the keenest
vision of >11 living things, the
National Geographic says. A
soaring eagle can spot its prey
a mile away.
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State Fair
Raleigh. Oct. 17 25
We're hatching the
biggest fairever
Friday is D-Day for the Louisburg
Bulldogs. Or. if you prefer, make it
M-Day. "Do It" or "A Must", the big
night is Friday. Louisburg. ranked
third in the State, takes its 4-0 record
JACK VERSTEEG
Center
to Oxford to battle the fifth ranked
Oxford Orphanage Red Devils (3-1). A
championship can easily be riding oh
the outcome.
The winner will almost certainly
represent the Conference in the dis
trict playoffs.
Only a miracle by the Wakelon
Bulldogs could prevent Friday's win
ner from taking the newly formed
Franklin Area Conference title. Wake
Ion' <0-4 ) would have to defeat Frank
linton (Friday), Louisburg (next week)
and Oxford (final game of the season)
to knock off the winner of Friday's
battle of the giants. This is a highly
unlikely possibility.
Both Louisburg and Oxford take a
single Conference victory over Frank
linton into Friday's contest. Louisburg
takes a four-game win streak, an All
State candidate, two Backs t>f the
Week, plus a Linesman of the Week to
Daniel Memorial Field Friday. Oxford
meets this impressive lineup with the
Conference's top scorer, an All State
candidate and a Back of the Week.
Quarterbacks on both squads are tied
for the most touchdown passes. Louis
burg has the leading pass receiver.
In August, the experts were predict
ing that Oxford and Wakelon would
battle it out for the conference title.
Louisburg (and Franklinton) were
given very little chance. The Bulldogs,
however, have impressive wins over
Elm City, Norlina, Franklinton and
Warrenton and are in third place in the
state in total offense. This year's squad
is rewriting the 12-year record book
and may easily be the best team yet.
Oxford won handily over Franklin
ton (28-0). edged Eastern Wayne
(12-7) and walloped Southern Nash
(57-8) before falling last week to Hope
Mills (22 0).
Oxford has scored 97 points. Louis
burg has 134. The Red Devils have
rushed for 9 touchdowns. Louisburg
has rushed for 14. Tly Bulldogs have
passed for five TD's and Oxford has
done the same. Oxford is noted for the
qufckness of its line; for shooting their
linebackers in on the opponents backs
and for successful end sweeps. Louis
burg has utilized a balanced ground
?nrt nmsinp offense effectively and
boasts one of the best defensive line*
in Class A football.
In the seven-year series, Oxford has
won five and tied one. The Bulldogs
won only in 1962 (14-12). The Red
Devils have shut out the Bulldogs in
four of their wins and again in thejD-0
tie last year. In 1966. Oxford walloped
Louisburg, 62-0, the worse beating
ever taken by a Bulldog squad. \
Of the Red Devils, Southern Nasti
Coach Lawrence Gibbs says, 'They are
a well-drilled team I did not And any
weak spots." The Bulldogs, who will
hold a slight weight advantage Friday
night, are hoping they do.
Eastern
Class A
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The News and Observer
1. Weldon (3-1)
2. St. Pauls (3-0)
3. Louisburg (4-0)
4. Manteo (3-1)
5. Oxford Orphanage (3-1)
6. Red Springs (3-1)
7. L. i 1 1 i ngtorSi 4-0 )
8. North Duplin i^-O-l)
9. Ayden (2-2)
10. Union (2-0-3) X x
11. Belhaven (4-0)
12. Robersonville (2-2)
13. Chocowinity (3-1)
14. Grifton (3-1)
15. Apex (2-2)
Franklin Area
Conference
Conf Overall
W L W L
Louisburg 10 4 0
Oxford Orp. 10 3 1
Wakelon u 0 0 4
Franklinton 0 2 3 2
EDWARD "Boo Boo" PERGERSON
Linebacker
Rams Travel
To Wakelon For
Conference Tilt
The improved Franklinton
Rams travel to Zebulon Fri
day to take on the Wakelon
Bulldogs in a Franklin Area
Conference scrap. The Rams
will be seeking their first win
In the four-year series. Wake
Ion downed Franklinton in
1966 (20-6), 1967 (7-6),
1968(12-0).
Franklinton sports a 3-2
record this season and Wake
Ion is still looking its first
win, holding an 0-4 record for
the season.
The Rams have downed
Gaston (12-6), Garner "B"
(33-12) and Littleton (31-0).
They have lost to Oxford
Orphanage (28-0) and Louis
burg (20-12). Wakelon was
walloped by Whitley in the
opener, 46-0, fell to William
R. Davie. 13 6. lost to Scot
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land Neck, 14-0 and edged by
Pittsboro last week, 8-6#
This will be the first con
ference game for Wakelon
while the Rams are 0-2 in
league play.
Wakelon is led by fullback
Jim Alford, who has scored
both Bulldog touchdowns,
quarterback Earl Bunn, senior
end Donnie Mitchell, senior
guard and kicking specialist
Jerry Carter.
Franklinton is led by half
back Bobby Kearney, full
back Cliff Williams, quarter
back Jerry Simmons and end
Donnie Beckham.
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Franklinton Bowling League Standings
1. Fire Dept. 12-8
2. Alley Cats 12-8
3. Tom Cats 12-8
4. Sterling Cot. Mill 12-8
5. Police Dept. ll'/i S'/t
6. Chargers 9-11
7. Rescue Squad 6 '/i- 1 3
8. Pin Busters 5-15
High Team (3 games)
1st Fire Dept 2371
2nd Police Dept. 2365
3rd Police Dept. 2341
High Individual (3 games)
1st Johnnie James 596
2nd Andy Hobson 556
3rd Johnnie James 553
High Team Game
1st Police Dept. 876
2nd Sterling Col Mil 854
3rd Police Dept. 846
High Individual Game
1st Andy Hobson 225
2nd Leo Edwards 220
3rd Andy Hobson 217
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