North Carolina Newspapers

    Thursday, November 3, 1966
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Mounties Must Prot^t
iReedrd Friday
MOUNTAINEER HALFBACK — Steve Spencer (25) is thrown for a loss by an unidentified B;S
Central defensiveman during action in KM's annual Homecoming game friday nights On the
.ground (14). is Kings Mountoin fullback Paul Gaffney while Central's David Reid (41) looks <«.,
The tough Central defense held the Mountaineers to only 30 yaris rushing Friday odd won a
14-3 Southwest Conference thriller. (Photo by Chris Pressley).
Jerry Mitohem kick'd! I* 34-
yard field goal Friday night but
the three points wouldn’t hold
up as R-S Central’s Hilltoppers
scored twice late In: the game
to post a 14-3 victory over Kings
Mountain in the Mountaineers’
annual Homecoming game
Mitchem’s three-pointw, his
third of the year, came with 7:34
left in the third period and gave
Kings Mountain a 3-0 lead after
the two teams battled to a score
less first half.
The game was a defensive bat
tle all the way’until the HIU-
toppers broke it open with a
JuOTgon Greene,' but he was
drH>pped bn the KM '48.
Quai^fback ^ Walter. Dalton
picked up three yards <m first;
down, Greene gained four and
and fullback’cart-Parties went
for the first-isnd-ten with a five
yard run to'the'30.
With 1:02 left Ih the third pe
riod, Dalton hit right end Jim ,
Martin lor 'a touchdown and i
Bartlee ktcloed the point alter i
to make the score 7,«3.,
The Central defense then be
gan throWingf/thb Mountaineers
for a loss cm Juat about every
play,' and attet' the" teems ex-
solid passing attack' and some changed two'ftunts, 'the ffllltop-
fine running late In' the third 'pers staged tta final ’TD drive,
period. ■ - ' The drive vws. again set up
In the first half, Kings Moun- when Gaffney'had to punt from
tain gained 43 yards while Cen- hjs own end zone. The kick vms.
tral chalked up only 50. Kings taken on the 43 by Warrtn
Spo r t s
swe Gets Three Shrine Bowl Performers
The Southwestern 3-A Conference will be represented
by three high school seniors in the annual Shrine
game to be played this year on December 3 at „
The Shrine contest, which pits high school football
stars from North Carolina' against standouts from South
Carolina, is led by N. C. 13-12-4. But in recent contests.
South Carolina has dominated the scene, winning the lasi j
three and seven of the last eight. |
Southwest Conference stars named to play on tne j
N. C. squad this year are Gary Dotson, a halfback frorn
East Rutherford, Doug Hamrick, an end from Chase, and
Steve Cornwell, a Shelby tackle.
Last year the SWC was represented by tackle Mickey
Mitchell of Shelby and center Martin Eaddy from Lin-
colnton. ^ • 1
This year. North Carolina is to run from the single
wing. Dotson, a 6-2, 195-pounder, should be able to adjust
to that offense without any trouble, or he could be put
on the defensive team. Dotson has been the mainstay of
the East defense, as well as the offense, for the past two
seasons. ^
Last year, Dotson led the Cavaliers to the SWC
championship and then past Wilkes- Central in the semi
finals of the association playoffs. Dotson is also a basket
ball standout at East, having been named all-conference
last year in that sport, as well as football.
Dotson has played everywhere in the East backfield,
quarterback, halfback and fullback. He’s big enough for
fullback, being able to power his way up the middle, and,
as a halfback, is fast enough to get outside.
Dotson is the first player from East Rutherford to be
named to the Shrine Bowl team. East has been in existence
for four years now and is rapidly becoming one of the
toughest 3-A teams in the state.
Hamrick, a 6-2, 200 pounder, is Chase’s first Shrine
Bowl performer. The big senior is just as valuable on de
fense for the Trojans as he is on offense. He has been
contacted by several top colleges but has his eyes set on
South Carolina.
Hamrick was named all-conference last year when
he helped lead Coach Bob Bush’s Trojans to their best
season in history, a 6-4 overall record and a fourth place
finish in the SVVC. j
Cornwell, a bruising 206-pound tackle, was named on
the Shrine team as a guard. He becomes the 13th player
from Shelby to be given the honor. Cornwell lettered last
season but is the only one of the three SWC Shrine Bowl
ers who did not make all-conference as a junior.
N. C. Getting The Best Players
A few years back it was said that North Carolina
didn’t choose the best material for its Shrine Bowl team,
but instead, chose boys who had politics or money back
ing them. , . . . V. Tj-
The biggest ruckus was raised in 1964 when Kings
Mountain folk thought that KMHS had Shrine Bowl ma
terial in several boys, such as quarterbacks Pat Murphy
and Richard Gold, center Hubert McGinnis, tackle Lyn
Cheshire and end Jimmy Cloninger.
But when the Shrine Bowl roster was released only
one boy’from the SWC was listed and that was a boy who
hadn’t shown too much. . .u 4. *u
But in the last two years, you have to admit that the
North Carolina coaches have selected good material, al
Mountain nett^ only 30 yards
rushing all night but h$d 97
yards in tAe air for a \2i total
1 yards. R-S Central had 83 yards
rushing and 71 passing for a
total of 154. .. ,
I Junior tailback Steve Spencer
brought the Mountaineer fans
to their feet early when he took
the first play from scrinunage
around right end for an 18 yard
gain from the KM 36 to the
R-S Central 46.
After Wayne MuHinax gained
only one yard on a first-and-ten
situation, the Hilltoppers were
charged five yards for offsides.
In three more plays, Spencer
had, a first down on the 33.
Kings Mountain then worked
the’ ball to the nine yard line
! in eight plays, from whidi point
i the -Mounties had a first,-ahd-gbal.
i But three plays later, the Moun-
ties found themselves on the
' 22 yard llrre with a fourth^and-
i goal and aophomore quarterback
i Joe Cornwell passed incomplete
on fourth down and the visitors
took over < . .
That was the MoUptainCers' j SCORR
only solid drive of the night. First Downs^ ;
R-S Central couldn’t get going Yds. Rbshing
end had to punt after. gaming yds. Passing '
foHh and returned to the KM
30. Goforth picked up a yard on
first dowTi, Greene went to the
24 on second down and then Go
forth went -24 yards for. the
Score. j, 4 u
Goforth ,was appeared to be
caught three, or four times, but
broke tackles and reversed his
field. John Gibbs booted the
point after. " '
Kings Mountain then took the
kickoff arid drove to the Cen
tral 22 befbPe losing 'the ball
on downs. Central took over and
ran one play before time ran
out. •
Tackles TravTs Keetfer and
Bobby Keeyer were opt^atttfiti?
on defense for the visiting Hill-
toppers while linebackers Sandy
Maun'ey and iBert ■Smi'th,
Stanley laughter and; tackle
Stanley Brpwp were outstand
ing for the Mounties ' ‘
SENIOR STANDOUT-— Pictured above is Mountaineer senior
Larry Patrick has done an outstanding Job dll year for the
Kings . MpunMn high ’ school gridders as ’ offensive guord.
Patrick will probably :be in the starting Unedp Friday night
when the MoOntdlbeers'go after tjieir fourth ydn at Belmont.
above is Junior end Stanley
Laughter who was named by
the Kings Mountain high
school coaching stoff os plccyer
of the week after he played on
outstemding gome against R-S
Central Friday night. Laughter
currently ranks third in pass
receiving and has also done an
outstanding job on defense for
the locals.
Stan Laughter
Player Oi Week
Junior end Stanley Laughter
was named by Kings Mountain
high school football Coach Bill
Bates as this week’s player-of-
the week after Laughter played
an outstanding game both on of
fense and defense against R-S
Central Friday night.
Laughter, a 6-0, 162-pounder,
on offense, caught four passes
good for 42 yards and on defense
made several tackles to head the
Mountaineer defensive squad.
Bates said that the Mountaineer
defense was the best this past
week since the Concord game.
Laughter ranks thifd on the
only . three yards in three tries.
The team then exchanged kicks
twice before 'the Moiintaineers
got another drive . going.
Toihmy Lane punted-friom the
Central 36. to the KM :27 where
the boot was ’ taken by -Rocky
'Brown,and retprhed to the 31.
Cornwell picked up two yards
before Central was taxed five
yards for another offsides pen
alty. Spencer was then thrown
for a four-yard loss but the vis
itors were charged 15 yards for
holding and the Mounties got an
automatic first down oh the 49.
Central was then penalized 15
more yards for tackling by the
face mask and the Mounties got
an automatic first down on the
R-S 39. Cornwell was dropped
for a two-yard loss on the first
play and Wayne Mullinax car
ried the pigskin back to the R-S
35 before Cornwell passed in
complete on third down and the
Mounties had to punt.
Paul Gaffney’s punt went into
the end zone and the Hilltop
pers got the pigskin on the -20,
but could move It only to the
38 and had to punt again. The
punt rolled dead on the KM 24
and the half ran out before the
Mounties could get' a' drive go
R-S Central still couldn’t get
, 22
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i Bbb Hemdbii Holds
; Mixed Bowling Lead
j Bob Herndon rolled a 146 line
I and a 382 .set Thursday night to
, • -By-BOBBY BOLIN j lead his team into first place
. • . . i after four vVeeks of action in the
i! local Jayoee-midget fofri-| mixed bowling league.
, lo^m, brought its season Herndon rolled identical 118
Ciameiton, 26-7
Raiders Have
Never Beaten
Kings Mountain
Kings Mountain’s Mountain
eers have an all-time record to
uphold Friday night when they
visit Davis Park in Belmont for
a conference match with Coach
Ray Shelton’s Belmont Red Raid
ers. '
The Mountaineers have never
been beaten by Belmont in the
13 yerirs that they have been op
Kings Mountain played Bel
mont only once, in 1945, before
the Southwest Conference was*
formed, and the Mountaineers
won that jjarnCj^ 6-0. The SWC
was formed in 1954, the year
that the two teams battled to a
7-7 deadlock.
Since 1954, the Mountaineers
have won every game, including
a 14-0 victory last year when the
Raiders thought they had the
material to stop the Mountain
eers’ undefeated string against
I them.
' Kings Mountain has never had
too much trouble with Belmont
except in 1954 when the two
I teams tied. Only two other Bel-
I mont - KM clashes have been
I decided by less than two touch-
' downs. The ’45 score was 6-0 and
' in 1956 when KMHS won the
i association championship, the
I score was 18-12.
The ■ 1956 battle was the only
one that KM had to come-from-
behind to win. The Mounties
trailed that one, 12-6, niidway
through the final period but
halfback Ken Baity scored two
last quarter touchdowns to give
record to 3-31 fast Thursday [ lines in the'first two games and ' the Mounties the victory.
over i came back >in the third match ' Kings Mountain’s biggest mar-
to post his 146 to lead his team 1 gin of victory over the Raiders
■ j was in 1960 when the Mountain
eers won 32-7. In 1964 the Moun
taineers built up a 21-0 first
period lead and cruised to a 35-
13 win. Belmont’s 13 points were
scored against KM’s third and
fourth defensive units.
Mountaineer Coach Bill Bates
is expected to go mostly with his
sophomores and juniors again
Totril yards
Fasse? AU.
Passes Comp.
PassflB Int,.
iFuitfWes' Lost.
Player T G L
Player ' Att. Comp. Int. Tds. TD
Goforth 14 ’7 0 64 0
8 3 0 33 0
Caught Yards TD
4 42 0
2 30 , 0
_3 23 0
■ 1 2 0
rright -with a 26-7 , win
.'Halfback' Carl Fulton., scored ; to a 2-2 split with Lib Gault,
two-of the Jaycee Wuchdovvns.' xhe split ; dropped the Gault
ois first, in the opening period, team into fifth place in. the six-
gaye the, locals a 6-0 lead. Ris | team standings. Lib led her
TD capped a ,70-yard 4rlve which team’s scoring with a 136-330.
pegan, wbci)^CrijnerlJpn, lost, thp 1 Herndon, now holds a one-
v^lbwing.. (he game lead over Clyde Culbertson
opening kickoff; ' . and Ranny Blanton who are tied
pulton tallied his Second TD 1 for second place
ih-the S-Ccohd .^eridcL whj>n, he ' • Blanton went into Thursday’s
,9CTOped up a.Crbjtierton fumble J action tied with Herndon but ibis week. Whether or not the
j^ve(i 45 yard? jfo.r, a score. ! lost three games, to C. Culbertson | younger boys will be starting at
3%e' point .-. aftgr attempt .was ^ho climbed from third place ; every position is not yet known
-and Kings .'Idountain held ' into a tie for second. but theyll be playing a lot
lead. ‘ Culbertson led his own win
■i~,.JHther team CDUhl'niana'ge"& "wUh a 133 line'arid a 355 set
MW; ini the third period but i while Aud Tignor was high for
jpfjimei'toa can;te back in ;'the Blanton’s creW with a 122 line
.©lining ■hrlnutes of -the fourthf.j and^a 315 set.,
^Ci^after to .bring the''score rdoser —
Jgt ■■
' 'lS|ha -Saitvls scored on a five'i.|
yard ruJt a' few minutes later to^’
give KM a 20'-7 lead and Jimmy
CraWtOrd, intercepted a pass and.
Weqt 70; yards later to make the
fina-L sgote,’’ 26-7.
i Petg’ .Hick? and Dana Sarvis
Werfe'outstanding on defense for
lh^;i(wala. • ‘
Thc'.Jaycees have one game
cenjainlpg ' on, the '66 schedule.
■They will, play Eagles Club here
he)(t w^k. , .
N Avg.
42 5.4
33 3.0
21 2.6
.13 -1.6
Rlaiitgn Leads
By Seven Games
throughout the contest.
Last week, sophomore Joe
Cornwell played most of the
game at quarterback, however,
senior Tommy Goforth did see
Bill Mullinax moved into four- | some action there. But regular
th place , in the loop standings | caller Tommy Finger saw
after he Scored on a 127 line and I acrion only on defense.
a 355 set to lead his team to a
3-1 win over Ronnie Culbertson.
'Che loss left Culbertson in the
The remainder of the KMHS
backfield will be the same as
usual with junior Steve Spencer
league cellar, five games off the j tailback, sophomore Wayne
Mullinax at wingback and junior
Paul Gaffney at fullback.
Mullinax got help from John-
Aft. Comp. Int Yds. TD
ny Belk who tallied on a
122 line
and a 328 set while Culbertson
was high for his bunch
with a
116 line and a 327
Bob Herndon
Ranny Blanton
Clyde Culbertson
Bill Mullinax
Lib Gault
Ronnie Culbertson
Plonk Brothers Now
IfOads By 11 Games
Plonk Brothers .stretched its
ladies’ bowling league lead to 11
games Tuesday’ niglu after de- .senior end^Tomniy^Tate
pass receiving list with six
catches for 56 yards. Only two
players, Wayne Mullinax (74
going following KM’s s^nd half Martin
time and had to punt back Goforth
to the Mountaineers. Lane’s purit,
which was booted from the R-S
32, went only 13 ygrds and roll
ed out of bounds OTt the 45.
Spencer gained only three
yards in two attempts 'and Corn-
well then passed to Pat Che
shire on the 15 for another first
Spencer bucked to the 13 on
9 4 0
Caught Yards
3 61
1 11
72 1
first down,domwell. passed in
complete on second down and
was thrown for a loss back on
I the 17 on third down'., Mltchem
yards in nine catches) and Pat j th^'came In and klck^ a field
Cheshire (65 yards in six from the 24 to make it 34).
catches) rank better than Stan R-S Central still couldn't get
in pass receiving. ' libs offense going, following the
Mounties’ kickoff 'and had to
As, a result of being named I, punt again. Kings Mountain re-
player - of - the - week, Laughter turned the punt after gaining
will receive a free gift from Ful-
Store, which
I outstanding
though there was some more ruckus raised last year in ‘on’s Department
Charlotte when Jimmy Kirkpatrick, a Negro halfback —• -
from Second Ward, was not selected.
This year there are two Negroes on the Shrine team
and this marks the first time that any from their race
has been selected.
weekly honors
member of the
seven yards in thtee tries and
the Hilltoppers began its go-
ahead touchdown drive.
(^ffney had to punt from his
KMHS sVarsity j own end zone and the punt was
• Uaken on the 50 yard line by
Only Two Players Have Gone From KM
Since the charity game originated, Kings Mountain
has been represented by only two players. In 1955, quar
terback George Harris, who later (lirected the Duke ^ue
Devils, was named to the squad aud in 1957 halfback Ken
Baity, who played college ball at South Carolina, went.
Shelby which has the best all-time record of any
team in this conference, has h^ad a total of 13 boys (in
cluding Cornwell) to go to the Shrine Bowl game. Lincoln-
ton has also had several to make the team.
two games are on tap in the SWC this week. Kings Moun
tain at Belmont and Shelby at Chase. In non-conference
clashes, R-S Central is at Uallas and Mt. Holly’s atCherry-
yjlle. ,. ; , . ' - .
' Kings Mountain, now in sixth place'ih the conference
standings with a 1-4 re'Oord and a 3-5 Overall mark, should
get back on, the winning/'track at Belmont, but the gamo
should be aldose one.'East Rutherford has an open date
this week.
Shelby has to defeat (ihase before the showdown with
Coach Steve Curtis’ Cavaliers and Shelby should beat the
Trojans without too rhuch tfouble. If 5helby wins, then,
Blanton Memorial Stadium should be filled completely
next week when the Cavs come in. •
Lincolnton has an Open date this week and is getting
in a lot of practice for its-finale with KM next-Friday. In
the non-conference games, R-S Central should dispose of
Dallas without too much trouble and Mt. Holly should
take Cherryvilie in a close battle. ^ .
State Bowling
Tourney Here
This Weekend
Mountain Lancs Bowling Cen
ter will sponsor a State Singles
Handicap Duckpin Tournament
this Saturday and Sunday, be
ginning at 1 p.m. each day.
■ Mountain Lanes Manager C. H.
(Cat) Houser expects around 100
bowlers from all over the
to «riter the first state tourney
ever held, here,
. Men’s and ladies’ single.s com
petition will be featured,
anteed fiist prize for the men
SlOO'whlle guaranteed first prize
for the women is $30.
. Ridhard Evans, secretary of the
^tate.Duckpin Bowling A.ssoeia-
tiori, will be here as director of
the tournament.
. Two. .Kings Mountain bowlers
have already cashed in on a first
prize at state tournaments this
Reason. Ranny Blanton copped
first "prizfe . at the Burlington
Tburnktrient three Weeks ago,
and . week before last, Jenny
Oates • captured first prize at
Greensboro. Actually, Jenny won
first and second place at Greens
boro, but rules state one can only
(daim one prize per tourney.
Bowlers can- enter the tourna
ment three times during the two-
day event, but can count only
thelt best store. The sets will be
thre^. games, rather than five.
Sevpcal bowjers from Kings
Mountain are expected to enter.
, 'The I^anny •. Bfantoh t e a fn
.stretched 'l is .men’s bowling
league fea^ *to seven games
.Monday nighf'.by defcaling here
tofore second , place Plonk Oil
Co., four primes to none. Tlie loss j feating last place Griffin Drug
dropped Plonk (Ml Ipio a second ; Co., four games to none,
place tie with Richard Culbert- I 'Team captain Lib Gault claim-
son,'which won only one game led , high scoring honors for the
off I last plac0'JJiyrie Culbertson. I winners with a 128 line and a
In .other .adlion Monday at |337 set while Charity Tignor was
Mountain Lanes Bowlin^ Center; i high for the losers with a 104
fourth, place Alb^t Brackett and 1 line and a 287 set. The win gives
fifth place DilUpg Heating split' Plonk’s a 32-4 record after nine
a four-game weeks of action.
. J .. -/T< i ■ Jenny Oates rolled a l.')2 line
Furman Wilsoh led the Blan- | and a 351 set to lead the Oates-
ton team Wirt 'ivlth a 141 line | Henderson Sheir team to a 2-2
and a 378 set to clkim high scor- ; .split with Kings Mountain Drug.
Ing'honors fbr the night. Blanton i High scorer for the K.M Drug
f-n.d' Bill Gault , .chipped in 3421 ladies was Gerry Werner who
and 326 seta ‘res^ctlvely while : tallied on a 118 line and a 304
Riehard Bridge had a 117—330 set* ,.
Victory Chevrolet mov('d into
a tie for second place with a 3-1
fourth place Minute
Younger boys with probable
action slated on the line are ends
Stanley Laughter and Pat Che
shire, tackles Ronnie Burton,
Charles Green and Stanley
Brown, guards J. C. Wright and
Bert Smith and center David
Kings Mountain will carry a
3-5 overall record into the 7:30
game. The Mountaineers are 1-4
in conference play while Belmont
is 1-6 overall and 1-5 in the con
Belmont will depend largely
upon its defensive unit, as it has
all year. On offense, Coach Shel
ton will have to depend on the
running of halfback Marvin
Adams and the pass-catching of
Belmont’s only win of the sea-
•son was a 20-13 victory over
league - foe Cherryville. Kings
Mountain defeated the Cherries
for the losers.
’, Leading the' /Dfillng Heating
Grill. Betty Hullcnder wa.s high
scorer,Tor the winners with a
116 line and a 320 set while team
captain Betty Fite topped the
losers with a 113 line and a 291
Team ' W
Plonk Brothers
Brackett was captain Bob
Herndon, wiho tallied on a 1.32
line pnd ,a 366 set John Dilling
’added a 333 s^t while Albert
Brackett. Was ’high for his team
wltHii 151—35^ Haul Ware help-'
ed Brackett’s Miise With a 121
line and a 342 set <
, Glyd.e, Culbertson'rolled'a 1261,-, „
.llfitfi’ and a'362 s«t to lead his rh«vroi«r
teajn. to a; 3,1 win over brother Q^nj
Richard. Culbertspn, Ronnie Cul- Klnes Mm*^Dru,r
bertson had a m.Hne and Rich
ard had a 331;^ |pr the losens.
-T4att'.... l
Ranny Blanton -’’*^^* 29 ’ 15
H. (iulbertson , 22 22
Plonk Oil Co. 22 22
- * ’22
A. Brackett 21
pilling Heating’..,;; 20
C. Culbertson • jg
Mrs. Winston Miller, daugli-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Arthur
of Kings Mountain, is a patient
at Dukb Hospital in Durham.
Mrs. Miller is the former Peg
gy Arthur....
. Paul Aableytp sermon
terlan church will' be “Love
Re8l)6nds To God*? Gpmmand.”
Dr. N. H. Reed. Kings .Moun
tain ■optofnetrisl, attended tlie
1966 Fall Educational Congress
of’ t)ie rlorth Carolina Slate
Optometric Society Sunday
.topic-Sunday at Ftost Presby
The momfng, Wor^p .servlce\ through Tuesday at Sir Walter
‘is-at'-ll -ci’clock;’ '- r o Hotel in Raleigh.
Not just a man you know
but a man who Imows you
and should continue
representing you.
* it i,
* ★ #
Paid for by ••Bg elect Whiri.n—
for Conge^” OwttSST

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