Pirates lose to Murfreesboro
|in opening conference contest
By UN CASTILLO! .
Dexter Moore and the Mufreesboro
?I Raider* handed the Perquimans
? * Pirates ? defeat in their first con
ference matchup last Friday night by
- , a score o 1 1S-7. Moore cut through the
Pirates defense for a total of 152
!? yards on the ground but his fourth
* quarter interception of a Teton Reid
; 1 screen pass made the difference.
? . Neither team could generate much
offense at the outset of the game, as
the Raiders first drive was stalled by
a fumble. Then both teams traded
^ ; In the second quarter, the Raiders
- were making an attack on the
? > defense after moving the ball from
their own 49 and moving down to the
Pirate 36-yard line. But with second
? ? . and ten, QB Vaughan was hit hard by
* blitzing Rodney Gordon, and Reid
- 1 - intercepted the errant pass in the end
Xsone. With 3:17 left in the half, the
- * Raiders began to attack again, this
, time Vaughan completed two crucial
passes which moved the ball down
deep into Pirate territory. Then, with
? ,only 17 seconds left in the half,
<*'fullback Tony Murphy drove into the
? I endzone for a one-yard touchdown
run making it 7-0 at the half.
Perquimans made their first big
.? move of the game when they
recieved the opening kickoff of the
^ second half. Starting at their own 40,
Reid completed a pass to Alton
James, who broke to the outside for a
gain of 47 yards down to the Raider
10-yard line. But the Raider defense
? . would not open and allow the Pirates
to drive into the end zone and
Richard Thach's 25-yard field goal
was wide to the right.
Late in the third quarter, the
Pirates started to move again from
| their own 35-yard line but again the
Raiders stopped the Pirates from
scoring after they had moved down to
the Raider 21.
The Pirate defense rose to the
occassion and forced the Raiders to
punt after running only four plays,
giving the offense good field position
to work with.
Starting from the Raider 40-yard
line Reid completed a screen pass to
Linwood Parker to get the drive
going. But then disaster struck the
Pirates. Needing just nine yards to
pick up a first down, Reid threw
another screen pass but speedy
Dexter Moore intercepted and raced
55 yards for the touchdown. The
extra point was wide and the Raiders
The Pirates only score came with
3:30 to go in the ball game. They
marched from their own 49-yard line
with Reid hitting Paul Whedbee over
the middle to score. Thach's extra
point made the final 13-7.
The Pirates had a total of 294 yards
with 12 first downs. Reid completed S
of 14 passes for 179 yards, but threw
three interceptions. Fullback
Richard Thach rushed for S3 yards on
13 carries with Alton James picking
up 45 yards on 11 carries. Defensively
the Pirates were led by Kenny Perry
with nine tackles and a fumble
recovery, while Virgil Whitehurst
also had nine tackles.
The Pirates dropping to 3-3 overall
and 0-1 in the conference will travel
to Camden this Friday night to play
The JV's defeated the Raiders last
Thursday night 8-0.
The Pirate offense faces a
tough Raider defense in their
conference opener, last
Friday night at Memorial
Field. (Photo by Ken
Hunters advised to aim with care |
Now that the hunting season is
underway, Carolina Telephone has
issued a plea for "carfeul shooting"
by hunters near telephone equip
"* "Even the smallest shot can cut a
wire, shatter an insulator, or
otherwise disrupt telephone ser
I vice," T. F. Daniels, district com
* mercial manager for Carolina
* Telephone, said.
"We know that most hunters are
* responsible people and would not
intentionally damage telephone
facilities or cause other people's
telephones to be out of service.
Perhaps people don't realize what a
shot can do to a cable."
"I only ask that hunters keep this
problem in mind and be cautious
when they are hunting. The worst
aspect about such needless damage
is that calls for emergency
assistance can't be made when
telephone facilities are out."
Another problem the telephone
company faces often is the malicious
9 Funds are available
Could your youth group or
organization use financial
assistance? If so, funds are available
to assist youth groups in Perquimans
County in developing innovative
community projects. If you're a
member of a youth group or
ri organization planning a worthwhile
' * project you may be able to receive a
mini-grant from the N. C. State
Youth Council to assist you.
The North Carolina State Youth
Council awards mini-grants to
organizations three times each year.
Applications are now being ac
cepted for mini-grants totaling
i $2,000. The deadline for accepting
applications (or these grants is
The applications will be screened
and approved at the State Youth
Council Board of Directors quarterly
meeting which will be held in
Asheville on Nov. 18-20. Awards are
reviewed by the State Youth Ad
visory Council before they are
For more information and a mini
grant application, contact the Youth
Advocacy and Involvement Office,
Elks Building, 121 W. Jones St.,
Raleigh, 27603-1334 or telephone
damage inflicted on telephone
facilities. iC" "
Many times, according to Daniels,
when customers report their
telephones out of order, investigation
reveals that lines, cable, terminals,
etc., have been maliciously shot, cut
or otherwise damaged.
The company does not believe that
such damage is caused by legitimate
hunters or sportsmen, Daniels said.
It was pointed out that state law
provides a criminal penalty of up to
two (2) years imprisonment and a
fine in the discretion of the court
against persons convicted of
By KEN CASTELLOE
The Perquimans Union Tiger* lost
their first game of this season to
Elisabeth City Junior High by a score
Head Coach of the Tigers, Sid Eley
commented that the visiting team
was "much larger in siie and
number." Shawn Malory led the
Perquimans Union team with ex
cellent defensive play.
Soccer season now in full swing
SOCCER ? On Saturday, October
1, the Royals defeated the Bucks 2-0.
In the other game, the Devils
defeated the Nuggets 7-1.
Niqv'mont Co Po?k?
MIDGET FOOTBALL - Ob
Monday, October 3, both Hertford
teams were in action. The Overman's
Insurance Agencies defeated the
Edenton Cowboys 41-17 in Hertford.
Community C.s/Anne's Beauty
Salon lost to the Eden too Fisher Nut
55-tt. Both teams an in action this
Monday night at the high school field
atl:M. Please plan to attend.
All games an played on Saturdays
at Central Grammar School In
ADULT VOLLEYBALL - There
will be a Captain's Meeting Thur
sday, October 13, at the Recreation
Department at 7:30. Team rosters
and the $45 registration fee must be
turned in before this meeting.
CO-ED VOLLEYBALL ? Same as
adult volleyball. For men and
SKI CLUB ? Interested persons
should contact the Recreation
Department at 426-5695.
YOUTH SOCCER - On Saturday,
October 8, the Bucks slipped past the
Nuggets 3-2. The Royals and Devils
tied 3-3 in which the Royals scored
with seven seconds remaining to
even the score.
This Saturday, the Bucks play the
Devils at 10:00. The Nuggets vs
Royals at 11:00. Please make plans to
attend. All teams have Improved so
much over the last year.
We've Moved ...
RACOON CREEK TACK SHOP
is now located in
Harris Shopping Center
We carry Boots by Tony Lama and Dur
ango, as wall as, Designer Joans ft shirts
l by Konny Rogers, and Western wear for the
| whole family.
\ W? have a complete line of horse
i care products and riding accessores.
Effective October 1, 1983 the cost of THE
PERQUIMANS WEEKLY increased to $8.50
in county and $9.50 out of county. News
stand prices are now 25e per copy. Subscribers
are encouraged to renew before October 1 5
to receive the old price.