Thursday, October 27, 1977-MIRROR-HERALD-Page BA
Smith Runs At Gaffney
Last Putnam Brother
Is Winding Up Career
Short cuts frctn the world of sporta:
An era In Kings Mountain High football will end
with the last game at the current season. For
years, Mr. and Mrs. Max Putnam have had a son
playing sports here. It began back In the early W’s
with Dale, who played for the 1968 and '64 SWC
championship teams. Then followed Phillip,
Oene, Terry, Roy, and now Dennis, a member of
the current KMHS eleven. But don’t worry
coaches. Moat of diose Putnaun boys have sons on
the way . . .
Charles Oreen, a former Mountaineer tackle
who went on to play for Appalachian State’s
Mountaineers, la now the line coach and head
wrestling coach at Orler Junior High School In
Gastonia. . .
—Only One bi Playoffs
Reggie Jackson, the Wortd Series most valuable
player, could also win some awards with his
spitting ability. He’s one of few athletes who can
spit tobacco Juice through the gap tai hla two front
teeth . . . And manager ’Tom LsiSorta of the
Dodgers should get some type of award for the
neat way he picks hla nose ....
And, on die topic of the World Series, ABC’s
camera work was imdoubtedly the worst of all
time. Cameramen q>ent too much time focusing
on the dugouts and players’ wives .. . Wlb*. 82 8-A
conferences tai the state, no conference will be
fortunate enough to have two teams In the state
football playoffs which begin November 11. That
makes It tough on the Southwestern Conference,
which has aeverad teams which could play
anybody. All other divisions (1-A, 2-A and 4-A) will
have some conference with two teams In the
—Johnson Has Best Game
Kings Mountain Junior High’s footballers, who
wind up their ’77 season Saturday night at Shelby,
ai« wearing black arm bands In memory of their
teammate. Tommy Oiissom, who died this
summer . . . Former KMHS standout C2u1s
Johnson, a defensive back at Oardner-Webb,
scored the first touchdown of his college career
last Satiu^ay when he returned an Intercepted
pass 21 yards for a score In O-W’s 61-28 romp over
Carson-Newman . . .
Ashbrook’s Oreen Wave will play host to the
nation’s top high school basketball team,
DeMatha High of Washington, D. C., on December
17. DeMatha Is coached by Morgan Wooten and
for 17 consecutive years all the seniors on the
team have been offered college scholarships ....
Frank McIntyre of Kings Mountain participated
In a deep sea fishing trip last week, hosted by his
son-in-law, Wayne Love of Stanfield. The group,
fishing out of Morehead City, went 60 miles off the
coast and hauled back 6B0 pounds of red snapper,
100 pounds of grouper and 100 pounds of porgle.
Dbbble Love won the cash prise for the biggest
catch, a 26 and one-half pound grouper...
—Pickin'* The Winners
Our pickin’ the winner sheet listed nine winners
In 10 games last week. Our upset of the yesu*,
Chase over Shelby, backfired with the top-ranked
Lions coming from behind for a 14-8 victory.
Our season’s mark stands at 62-16 a percentage
BAST GASTON AT KINGS MOUNTAIN - Hast
Gaston will be a tough homecoming and Warrior
Coach Jerry Adams, a former KM grldder, would
like nothing more than to spoil ths night for the
KM fans. It’ll be a tough one, but we’re calling for
the Mountaineers to win a thriller, 21-20.
CHASE AT EAST RUTHERFORD — ’Trojans
Should win this (me, but East Is capable of pulling
the upset. We’ll call for a 28-14 Chase victory.
BURNS AT NORTH GASTON - North Gaston
should win Its second game of the year, 20-16.
R-S CENTRAL AT SHELBY - R-S Is on a two-
game win streak, but the Hllltoppers won’t be able
to do anything with the Lions. Shelby will win 86-7,
setting the stage tor a head-to-head meeting with
unbeaten South Point next week.
CREST A’T BOUTH POINT - In their final
game before the big one, the Raiders wUl score an
easy 42-6 victory over the Chargers.
SOUTH CAROLINA AT N. C. STATE - SUte
hasn’t been Impressive ths last two weeks, but
neither has South Carolina. Pack should get back
on ths winning track, 17-14.
WAKE FOREST AT CLEMSON - aemson
should win Its seventh straight and continue to
move up In the national rankings. Call It 24-7.
DAVIDSON AT VMI - VMI Should take a close
NORTH CAROLINA AT MARYLAND -
Maryland can throw the ACC Into a three-way
race between the Terps, T’ar Heels and Clemson.
Call It 14-10, Maryland.
OARDNER-WEBB AT ELON - This one could
be for the SAC-8 title. Bulldogs are coming off a
big win over Carson-Newman, but Elon should
take this game by a 28-24 margin.
Clontz, Gaffney’s Mike
Duvall and C. L. Pritchett,
Lavonla, Ga., late model
favorites here this season,
battle It out again Satur
day night at the Cherokee
again begins at/7 o'clock
with the rookies ruimlng
first. The semi modlfleds
and late model sports
man’s racKs wind up the
thrilling 100-lap agenda.
Other late model favorites
expected are Preston
Weaver, Shelby; Hennan
Spartainburg’s Billy Bishop
and Harold Painter;
Woodruff's Doug Osteen
and Fred Hawkins; Fred
die Smith, Kings Moun
tain; Dennis Williams of
Bolling Springs, and Gaff
ney’s David Pdrry, Mike
Humphries, and Tommy
Georgia favorites ex
pected outside of Pritchett
are Elmer Lance, Herman
Wise, Aaron Galley, and
Gault said, "We will con
tinue to run the regular
Saturday night program as
long as the weather per
Gault also has a Thanks
giving afternoon race
slated to begin at 2:30.
will run each Saturday
night — that means run
what you bring.
JR. MIDGET CHEERLEADERS — One reason
for the success of Kings Mountain’s Junior midget
f(x>tball team this season has been the support
given by the cheerleaders pictured above. They
include, front row, left to right, Martha Alexan
der, Lisa Raby, Becky Ayers, Tina Forbes, Lee
Ann Wilson, Lynn Styers and Tammy Peterson.
Se<K>nd row, Robin Hope, Kim Leftwlch, Angela
Lyon, Leslie Sellers, Dena Bowen, Cindy Weaver
and Shanna Smith.