Thursday,'October 14, 1971
THE KINGS MOUNTAIN HERALD. KINC/S MOUNTAIN. N. C.
Mountaineers Hope To Spring Upset Friday
By GARY STEWART
Herald Sports Editor
Kings Mountain High footbali coach Bobby Jones says
that if his Mountaineers can give another good offensive
effort and play tough defense here Friday night, they can
hand Shelby’s Golden Lions their first Southwestern Con
“Shelby has a real fine football team,” says Jones,
“but they can be beaten. It will take a darn good effort
for us to do it, but we can.”
Jones feels much more confident about his team’s
chances following last week’s 26-6 victory over R-S Cen
“If we can play as well as we did at R-S Central, we’ve
got a good chance of winning,” continued Jones. “That win
gave our kids .some incentive. They realize now they can
play good football.”
The Mountaineers rushed for well over 300 yards in
handing the Hilltoppers their second straight defeat. R-S
C'-nlral dropped a 27-12 decision to Shelby the week be
Shelby will come here with a .>0 SWC record and a
5-1 overall mark. The Lions’ only loss came in their season
openei' to 4-A Hunter Huss, 9-7.
Kings Mountain shows only a 2-3 conference mark
-SWC CO-LEADER SHELBY HERE-
and 3-3 overall tab but Jones feels that his club is capable
of beating anybody. The Mountiiin(>ors’ now Power-1 of
fense had not been consistent until last \ve('k,
“We bad the best team effort wo ve had all year," said
Jones. “Everybody played their best game of the year. ’
Jones hopes his offense will continue to move thi'
football and that his defense will bottle up Shelby’s strong
“We’ll have to play a good defensive game, no doubt
about it,” Jones says. “Our linebackers are going to have
to be on their toes and we’re going to have to rush the
Shelby’s offen.se is built mainly around junior running
star Tommy London, who played in the shadows of the
brilliant Marcus Mauney last sea.son.
Jones, however, notes that his team can't afford to
key on London. Lion quarterback Gene McMuriay is capa
ble of scoring through the air as he did three times against
Crest’s Chargers last week.
Coach Jones will be going up against his alma matci
and his former high school coach, Gerald Allen. Jonc.'-'
quarterbacked the Lions in 1956, Allen s first yoai as Shel
by’s head coach.
The former Holbrook High boss and Ashbrook assist
ant says he’d like nothing better than to upset the Lions
iind tlirow a roadblock into their hopes of a font Ih straight
“Our bo\s showed real cliaracter last week coming
back the way they did iifter losing to ClK'rryville. siiid
Jones. “Now, if we can just continue to play togeth.'r,
we'll be in real good shap(!.’’
Jones says Ik' doesn t foresee anj' lineup chtinges. llis
effense will show C.('r;ild Owensby and Jen \- Valentine at
ends, Jake Bridges ;uid Steve ingle at tackles. Dale Hussell
and Dennis Hogue at guaids, Steve Plonk id center, David
Bolin id (luarti'i'biick, John Grii'i iit fullbiick. iind Chris
Blanton iind Marshiill Logiin at hiilfbiick.
Det('nsivel>', the lineup will be iibout the same. Cliris:
.lohnson will start in the d('fensive backfield, Bobby Joiin-
son will come in id one end spot iind Diinny Rliofla.s will
be id linebacker.
Miirk George, who liiis tciimed with Grier to give K.M
oneof the best linebacking coinbiiiidions in ilu‘ cone'ri'nce.
wdl pi'diiiibl.',' be on the sidelines loi ilie si'cond straight
week, George had to letivi' thi' Cherryvi!];' game two weeks
i>20 due to a suiriiich \irL;.< tuid jiliived oiilv spiu inglv at
“?liirk snapped foi run punts iir 1 i";ti-i iioints ii.nd
Iih'O'cd just a little on otfi'nse iii R .S Centrid” said Jones.
“We hope he'll be biick id full siieed before king. '
ALL'AMEstICAN — Gardaer Webb's George Adams, 6-5 senior
from Kings Mountain, is picking up in basketball where he left
c ti lest year. Adams has been named on Street and Smith's pre-
season All-American team and the Bulldogs have been tabbed
aa the number five team in the nation.
By GARY STEWART
Mountaineers Win Over Hilltoppers 26-6
Golf Tourney ■
Team Gave Best EHori Oi ¥oas
Giiei Scores Pair. loaes Savs
Re - Schedule
Gardner-Webb College’s basketball Bulldogs arc going
to have a lot ol Iocs “laying” lor tlicm this season.
Coai ii PJddio Holbrook's team, a perennial power in
the small college ranks, has been tabbed as the l.f'ih best
loam in tlic nation by Street and Smltli s Basketball An
“We’re real tickled with the honor,” says Holbrook,
A')ut iirc-season polls don't vein liasketliall games."
^ Iiollirook iias been working liis ciigers inside for over
a week now and he s seen severii) bright spots.
“George Adams is looking real good," be said. “We’re
still working him inside but we plan to put him out on the
floor as soon as we start scrimmaging."
Adams, the former Kings Mountain High superstar,
wiis solecled on Street and Smith’s pre-season All-Ameri
can team. He made several first team All-Amcrican squad.*-
“Were spending most of our time now on individual
stuff,’’ said Iiollirook, “liut we have several players who
look like they’re going to have outstanding seasons.’’
Holbrook said Tony Spagnola, a senior from New
Jersey, looks “the best lie's looked since he’s been here.’
Spagnola teamed with Adams an.d 6-11 Henry Boyd last
yciir to give the Bulldogs one of the best front lines in
“Boyd,’’ continued Holbrook, “is m.ucb stronger phys
ically than he was last year and will be better because of
Play In KM
Sevei’iil freshmen, Iiollirook said, are lookin.g good and
will give tile Bulldogs good depth, .something that has
been lacking the past few years.
“We feel like we’ll have eight or nine players that can
play con.sistently good basketball,’’ said Holbrook. “We've
played lhal many boys in the past but this year those
throe or four substitutes will be mucli bettor.”
Though Gardner-Wcl.b will be better tlrs winter. linl-
lirook sa d it will lie lou?:h to imtinive on last year's 20-4
record. The Bulldo.gs finished the season ranked seventh
in the nation.
“We’re i)lii,ving the toughest schedule we’ve over
• nd. ’ lie s.iid, inenlioning sucli foes as i.enoir Rhyne, Klon,
I, Augu.^'line, Barber-Scotia. Western Carolina, Guilford
Tile Bulldcgs open their season at home on November
23 agaln.st Piedmont College and then play in two tourna
ments that Holbrook says will be as well-balanced as any
ill the soiitlienst.
G-W plays in the UNC-Aslicville Tipoff Tournament
llie last weekend in November and then plays in the Kings
Mountain Invitational on Docenilior 3-4.
“Tlii.s Kings Mountain tournament is going to be aw
fully lough,’’ .‘■aid Holbrook. "It will certainly let us know
how we’ll fare in District 26.”
Ill KM, llio Bulldogs will play against Elon, Barber-
Seoliii till! St. Augiuslino.
“Tlie learn that wins that tournament,’’ .said Hol-
brook, “is going to knov; it’s been in .some tough fights.”
Elon fiiv.'lied Ihe .sea.son last .vear ranked iOth in the na-
t (111, Ba. bc -.'^'cofa ad\ aiiccd to the District 26 tournament
and St. Aiigitstino madi' it to the District 29 tournament.
"Barlirv-Seotia bivil its last year," said Holbrook, “and
they I’iivi' ('\ery iilayer rcturnin.g. Fact is, every team in
the"Kings Mouritain tournament, c.Mcept us, has everybody
Augurtine, a R.aleigh school, has one of the states
lictter plavcrs in 6 5 fn-iard Curtis Pritchett. He was
drafted iii'this year’s ABA liardslup draft.
“He’- a trcmi'iidoi’s shnotev” .‘■■aid Iiollirook, “and ho
gave us f'le last year. lie's one of the bettor players we've
‘ Elon, of course, will Rmturc All-Ainoriean guard Tom
my Cole, a 6-2 .senior who pl.ive ’ w'lh Adems on the Wc.sl
All-Star team when they were high school seniors.
Barber-Scot ia. from Concord, has come on strong the
past two years and has two former Gastonia Ashley stars,
• enter Eric Bynum and guard Larry Garvin.
I Besides Adam‘S Cardner-Wehb will feature several
(Continued On Page Four)
BEST GAME — Kings Mountain
High quarterback David Bclin
played his best game oi the sea
son last Friday as the Moun-
toineers whipped R-S Central 26-
6 in a Southwestern Conterenee
football game. Bolin went 20
yards for one of KM's four
touchdowns end had a good
rushing game as the Mounties
v.ion th^^it third game in si::
Continued on Pat/r Poiir
The Kin,gs .Mountain Country
Clu'* Member-iGuest golf tour-
‘ nament, scheduled for last week-
; end, was postponed becau.se of
rain and has been re-schedulod
i for Saturday, October 23.
Darrell Austin, a member of
- the tournament committee, said
i that only four foursomes had
completed play when the event
was stopped Sunday.
The October 23 event will be
for IS hole.s only. The tourney
was originally a 36 hole event
over K'.M Country Club’s new IS-
All participants in the Octo
her 23 tourney arc asked to be at
the cltibh'iuse by 10 a. m. Teit
off time is set for IT a. m. A
shotgun start will get the tour
ney under way.
All participants are also asked
to get in touch with either Dar
rell Austin or John Howe as soon
The tournament banquet was
held last Saturdiiy night at the
club. Gene Tracy of Lowell was
Several door prires were
awarded. The top prize, a new
golf bag, went to Bob Stowe, who
was guest of Jack White.
In the closest to the hole con
test, Wilbur Bolt, who was
Roy Pope's guest, won a 17-jewcl
wrist watch. Bolt pit his tee
shot within -si.x feet of the pin on
hole number seven, a par three.
LONG TOUCHDOWN RUN — Halfback Chris Blanton ran 45
yard? for one of KM's four touchdowns in last Friday's 26 6 win
over R 3 Central. The Mountaineers return noine Friday night
ior their biggest game of the year with Shelby's Golden I.t-ans.
Three teams are tied for sec- for the winning team. Ronnie
ond place in the ladies’ duckpin Cullx-rtson’s 111 lino and 314 set
league and arc closin ; in on first topped the losers.
p\ace Cleveland Radiator ^rvice. Albert Brackett and Rod Hou-
The C'eveland team, which has gpj. pacb rolled 3.39 lines as
Iwen in first place since the first Brackett's team won three of
week of the .season, saw its lead fogr games from Dilling Heat-
cut to a mre two games Tuesday And Tignor chipped in with
night at Mountain Lanes Bowl- a 3.30 set for the winners. High
Kiiig.s .M.iuntam’s .Mounluhicer^
j.'laycil thisr best garni' >>1 ih<‘
■ ('..-.'in !• 1 .,1.0. niclil at 1!-; t'i
t!..l cn 1 ki. .. .-Le i (.'I thi liiljt. ;)
p. 2i>,, in then .innn.il It imt-
,. iM:. , K.uili.i.l came.
i-e- , 1 li ry Ci.e- .''.a it Ile'.iln
.Inn . 1 a i: :e a 3-3 i rail i
(( .d hi a l.n ’ nil:. ti.. : i'.:’ ■
w hit .'shel.K .It 1 ..111 G.-ini
!.le .'q.,.l.aiii liie I -.s 3: iji, eii
111 I...' SI- n ( liie i- .1 I.'. ' liilK .1
lie|-«: I I 1-t i.vel ill .111:1 3-3 111 iile
a. n A' -I a t'-hleren e.
K.n .\i .uni.iin S' in .1 in e\i--.\
qiia.ii I and i-eci r li.aiii 1 in win-
iiiie. u.-' .-I" 011-1 straig.it g nni-
iiver till !lillli);)pers. llie .M.iii:i
tameii's palled .-may Ir -in a
lii.sl quail. 1 lead to win tin it
-11 . .1 1 oiileiei,. e .c-iiiic.
■ i.,.it wa- a I i .ir ti Ain."
I Ir.ie m. a lia, ■ .. i .i.ii h .lur.e .
1 li.il V....: l.ir 111:' l i.St ti :..n
elii.n w \e li.i.l. A er b.' :, ■
.1 All s . l.i.v me pa t le.\ wiiK
i liiink :.ui s; ;; .-.li .\i d n d
,!ai-a .e: iiim.n: b.etin tv. ',
.11,.a wf.,i;d liol .• in.-tie 1 III any
irdi. ..iiiais ini iiK ;i iie.liirnt
anc. s, •I-A i-r\ li i.ly .in tile tii- in
pl.i.’.M lliei.- iie.st .lanie el tin
\'(.ii'. ’ Ik .s.ii.l. ‘ I Inina the ni
Il'l.slill Ae Aon A'a.s be. .ui.:e
Ae.i the jihysi.al nnllle. Ii ,\a
thi fir.st time thi.s .war tii.il
w.'-,i‘ oulhil Ihe (then lenni.”
I-allna. k Jcini Gtiei, i miliniiin i.
t . nniirove ailer iilavin;; 'guaid
tor tA'' years, s;ored tA loii ii
dcwn.s. .giving li.in si.\ lai tin-
;-.ea on. Qa iiifrbaik Dn il bol.n
and hnll.'.n k .'hris Plant in a l li .l
ne 1- u. lulnwn a, i. i a't.l Jo in
ny Pri:l,ge.s bccted a p.i.i .il e\li;.
Grit; pul Kiii.gs Mountain i
bee 1 A dd 2 .'in li'lt in 'be lii.-t
quarter Alien bo .snred Ir ni -is
yaids out. Bridges ii-otel tin
p.iim-.ijli 1 ;.ir a 3 b lea I,
li- t . emral .stru.'k ri.'b' la k.
l:e.M ,e:, .and eiil Ihe deti. it t
7-(i A iieii qnarli-rlia-k IMl Ili.vk-
in; te.-s-(,| a lly.ird loiKhlivVn
p.i.ss to Gene Siiuior.l. file Hill
ti p.ii’s' Ir.i I :r tbe piin'-a.l i
niilel, It sM.i:, and tie .Moan
lain.’ers kepi their lead.
l-'i, m lha: p n-t, KM - dr.'i-n-K
.-tillenrd an.) hel I the ILIIt ] i"
(111 ti t . i till gime. Tile ho I-
imi- llt J A illi r.iily l.'tll total y.il 1-
Ad’.ilr the M..untainee:.s liad 3'to.
fContinued On Pnoe Four/
n t.\o \ ai 1- (
at r dm
ran one in I J a ad-■ ;u’;l
P.lanI .11 ;■ led ■ n to, ...aine’.-
|en I.,;!i. a !,3-\ ■ A l-n
KM' olner .sen...
Till. .Moitnla le ei.s _ : • i,. b.ill
I ;i till ..'1-1,11,1 1.1 : I o. ille ! i-blt
an,I lame up A .lii tiie.i t n r'i.sli-
n ; ; . o . . t a . \ a’do
'' a .11I'.', a p.i.- :e>
I hi' . •! ' a: . 20 .1 .It ' -.
R .g (.■eiiiral managed only lob
\ :o. . .1 : .e ..:,.r. 1 ai..l ni -I ..i
I' . :: .a . .... t .K riil
l.q. . I... ho on Old;, tv.'; nine
'i 1 ■ .“.3 ■.,0.1
'III: .M'iant.i::a er, 11 ! i ent-
tou iidoAn lai b, Maisiial! I..
Ill rullike,! li;. a iienalty h it
I'tclii'l II t il .ti.i ■ t ilii-i'i a,s Bill,!!
le i ill 2:. .'.ar.is out.
f : .1. :, ■ i ai:"i . i br.tiie a
punt n ,.'111 i r a lo;i .i.l An, re-
lornaig a II.til . iaiot lio.n
lii- lAii 32 to the I’.-i' Central 13-
i.n tile lo.s; pl-.y in :n .-.rim-
.na 'I , KM 1 i Ine Inill on a
■'1 in I . ;n'l •.'noiegh ;ib mt
..u. l ie : t. " stii.l J ;;u .s. "Ctui oac’.s.s
I..11 lei.l g' i an.I .lur linim. n
i.l: i.l ,1. Wc.'re li'.d gl.i.l I. liavi
'li:e \ ieto: , .snait;)ed a tAo
(Continued On Page Four)
Lsse To Grier,
Piav Mi Holly
Ki,i;;.s .Mctifitain High's fresh
man 1 loi rail team a ill ;i(‘ trying
I ' .snap bai'k fr;.ni it- only los-
. t the si-ii.sim Thur.s.lay alternoon
A’heii il travels !■ .Mt. Holly.
i'.ia,:i Jihn I'.i.al -k'-' Little
Mounl.iineet- A'ei'e sliut::ul by
Gi.ii 01 ( List, :,:.I. 22 I. la-t Thurs-
■ lay at I. an . iam ile .‘fa.liuni.
ill Cirie. li'aai i- noA iindefeat-
1 I .111 I unt or. il'all in three cen-
1 .1 1 .see'-.'; lo ; '.S’,! I hi' fir.st
i'Sfer t 111 "ill r- A'lf m ike
up ill.- K.nth Ltr.a le
Aon ,i!l l.ve o. Ineir
year at Cii .i.-d Jiinn
\\ 1 liad li;-. t.-.i,
Ii. biiu ,a Ih: tall.
-'.■ie. t -..ni at Mt. II. I-
I 1... 1.11' I. .M '.; ; 1 .r.ia't s Ail)
I U: '1 t G ■!.- Ir t.i ii. n II. h i-'i
Ti - '’nf. - renie lavcriie
r. I-’, n..
: Hi.gh and
Cenhal Loses To AsMey, 21-20,
Hosts lincolnicn Next Wednesday
Central Junior Kigh’s Patriots
mistit d a iwj p.dnt c inversion try
t. 'lliOAirg a I. urth qu.irter tcuch-
dovvn last VVedni's.lay an.d drop
ped their scc. nd Mtrai;ht ftj'.hall
g'tlx.e, 21-20 to Ashley of Gas-
'I'hi; I0.S.S gives Coaih Porter
Griggs’ Patriots a 2-2 record liead-
in.g into a Wc:lne;sciay' game a-
ga‘n.-rl Mari in. The Patri.it.s ho.sl
Lincoln; ii nc\d Wo.dnc.S'.lay -al
J'fhn ('.am'h'.p .Stadium,
Central led twice durin; tlie
game, at S-P in the fir.st quarter
and at M-1.3 early in the .se.-ond
liali. But a third qu irler touch-
dtr-vn a'id :i tw.i ii.rint e-'iiversion
Vv'on tile g.'.'.me tor A.siiley.
Tito Gastonia sehcel took a (>-0
l-’t'd early in the .game wlien Kl-
vin Sadler and Curtis Crank ho ik-
c:l up cn a OH-yard pass p'lay on
llie firil play tr im .scrimmage.
jVshlcy’s try for the extra peini
tailed and Central marched .33
yirds on the en uing kiekoff to
take the lead. Quarterback Ste'.'e
S iithweM pas.sed 15 yards to end
Jejf Jones tor the score and
Wendell Jackson pa.ssed to Tom
my Manning for the .two-ixiinl
Ashley came right back, how
ever, and took a 13-S lead. Crank
causht a 23-yard touchdown pass
from Satller and Randy Malthew.s
kicked the extra (Kiint.
The .score remained 1.3-.S at
halftime but Ccntr.il’s Dmnic
.VtcDcviit returned the second half
kL'kotf Go yard.s for a tomhdown
and a 11-13 Central load.
Crank and Ashley were back at
it -again to.iowing the en..,u.ng
kickoli. Crank scored on a 10-
yard run and llicn eauglit <i two-
f int conversion pas.s t:,' make it
Central’s final .score came late
in the fcui'h period on ..a 10-yard
run iiy Jacks.in. The TD capped a
oG-yard march. The Patriots tried
f. r the two-point conversion but
a pas- fell ir.roitnplete. ,
Ja.'^’sfon gaine.l ,37 yards in 10
carries and .McDevitl rushed for
12 yards in oiglit carries tospaik
Ihe Central ground attack. Ccxtth
Grig.gs cited .Max Cochran. Na
thaniel Smith. J.'.'hn A'.-irborough
and Simon McLain for their de-
.Kirh Dc-A'ns 8 9
Ads. Rushing 91 101
Pius.scs 48 3-7
A'd.s. Passing .32 128
A'ds. Penali'/ed 4.3 30
Fumhlcs Lest 2 1
Pums l-2o MO
Dix'ws Tax whipped the league
leadoi's in foi r straight to move
into a second place tie with Oates
Shell and Scoggins Gulf. Oates
won three of four games over
Betty Fite was the leader for
Drews Tlx, Ixiwlin.g a 121 line
and ,329 series. Becky Barnette
was hi.gh seorer for ice lose:.'
with a 113 line and 303 set.
Jenny Oates scoivd a 121 line
and 319 set to lead Oales .Shell
to its three-game A’in ov'-r Semg-
gins Gulf. Pal Herndon had a
10.3 line and Bel tv Wells added a
2'I1 set for the losers.
In Tup.sdoy’s other m'Hch.
Plonk Brothers and American
LcKrion selit a fonr eame mateh.
Bob'-iie McKee's in'* line and 282
set led Plonk Brothers md Ruth
Bag'vell’s 101-282 lo;.ped Amcni-
MEN'S LKAG'TIE 11 pt
E 'h Herndon made the hig
neise in men's |ea ;ue action Mon-
cl-y night, senrin'' a 139 lino and
3S,S set which led Quality .Sa'nl-
wt-h to a three to o'le win over
Cliilcler's Roofing and Heating.
All five members of the A'tn-
nine team went over Hie ,300
mark. Bo.h Ramsey had a 317
while R.anny Blanton toptied the
losing loam with a 122 line and
AIulI Ramsi'y's team swept four
e-imes from Cith's Paint Co.
Richard I’ridgps scored a 117
line and Ramsey had a 32;l set
f“ i- ? A-.
MIGHTY MITE GRIDDERS — Heic's Kinejs Mountain's undefeated mighty mite tjotball team,
which has won its first three contests. The Mighty Mites ate coached by Joe Cornwell. (Photo
by Jim Belt).