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Thursday. September 1, 1983-KINGS MOUNTAIN HERALD-Page 5A
GUESS THE WINNING TEAMS - AND GET THE MOST CORRECT AND
First Shelby Loss Since 1946
Reprinted from the
November 10th, 1955 Kings
Shu Carlton and the Kings
Mountain Mountaineers broke
the Jinx of long standing Friday
night when they romped on their
arch-rivals Shelby by a 26-0
It marked the first time since
1946 that the Mountaineers had
been able to turn the trick. On
the other hand, Shu Carlton had
never been abie to top the Lions
with a Kings Mountain team.
Kings Mountain had the situa-
tion well in hand from the open-
ing whistle until the final gun.
Shelby never threatened serious-
ly during the game.
The Shelby offense was bogg-
ed down all night and the Lions
could manage to pick up only 26
yards on the ground. Their pass-
ing attack was a little better, but
still lacked the scoring punch.
They completed four of 13
passes for 29 yards.
The Mountaineers, not im-
pressed by a big Shelby line, roll-
ed for 270 yards on the ground
and added another 35 via the air.
Jerry McCarter was the big
ground gainer for the Moun-
taineers, picking up 38 yards in
13 tries. John McGinnis was
close behind with 78 yards in 14
Kings Mountain won the toss,
the second one this year, and
Shelby kicked-off. Harris took
the kick back 12 yards to his
own 25 and the ball game was
Baity cracked for six, Mc-
Carter for three, and Harris for
one for the game’s first first
down. The second first and 10
followed as Baity and McGinnis
got four on a pair of runs and
McCarter picked up seven.
Harris took the first play of
‘the new series and raced 13
yards to the Shelby 40. McGin-
nis got two and Baity got 12 on a
pair of runs each to place ball on
the Lion’s 26.
Harris then kept and galloped
to the Shelby 5, a jaunt covering
21 yards. On the next play, Mc-
Carter hit pay-dirt on a five yard
run. Stewart added the PAT and
the Mountaineers held a 7-0 lead
early in the game.
Stewart’s kick-off carried to
the Lion’s 27 and was returned
to the 40 by Greene.
A Greene to Eskridge pass
was good, but Shelby was off-
sides and the play was called
back. Greene was then thrown
for a 10-yard loss, and Shelby
elected to punt on third down.
The punt carried to the Kings
Mountain 40 and was returned
four yards by Harris.
McGinnis got seven and Baity
one before a backfield in motion
penalty put the Mountaineers
back to their own 46. McGinnis
failed to gain and Harris kicked
on fourth down.
The ball rolled dead on the
Lion’s 2 yard stripe and Shelby
took over. Running plays by
Greene and Eskridge picked up
nine yards as the first period end-
Greene cracked for four more
yards on the first play in the se-
cond stanza, and Shelby had its
initial first down of the game. On
the next play, however,
Carpenter fumbled and Layton
recovered for the Mountaineers
on the Shelby 40 yard line.
Baity and McCarter both got
off three yard jaunts before Mc-
Carter broke loose for 19 yards
on a fine piece of broken field
running to put the ball on the
Lion 15 yard stripe.
Two runs netted four yards,
but a backfield in motion infrac-
tion pushed the pigskin back to
the Shelby 16. Harris then broke
into the clear for 10 yards, which
left the ball a yard short of a first
down. McCarter got the one
yard and first down on the next
play and it was first and goal for
McGinnis got one, and then
broke loose for four to hit the
end zone for the game’s second
tally. Stewart’s kick was wide
and the score was 13-0.
Tommy Harrill carried the
kick-off back 14 yards to his own
26, but a pair of running plays
failed to gain and Shelby punted
on third down.
Harris returned the punt eight
yards to the Kings Mountain 44,
and the Mountaineers took over
McCarter got one and a Har-
ris to McGinnis pass clicked for
18 yards to put the ball on the
Shelby by 37. McGinnis got
loose for 20 yards with a swivil
hipped run that had the fans
cheering to go to the Lion’s 17.
On the next play, Harris hit
Keith Layton with a pass that
added six more points to the
Mountaineers total. Stewart add-
ed the point after touchdown
and the score was 20-0 Kings
Jones carried the kick-off back
to his own 32, a 13-yard run-
back. A 13-yard run by Greene
was nullified by a backfield in
motion penalty against the
Lions. Jones hit Greene with a
pass that was good for nine
yards, and Eskridge got three on
a plunge. A pass fell incomplete
and Shelby punted.
A clipping play against Kings
Mountain gave Shelby the ball
back and a first down, as the of-
ficials ruled that the clipping oc-
curred while the ball as in the air.
A Shelby pass got four and a
run lost five before Harris in-
tercepted a Lion pass on the
Kings Mountain 32. At this
point, the second quarter ended.
Shelby’s offense bogged down
as the second half opened and
they were forced to punt. Harris
fumbled the punt on the Kings
Mountain 40 and Gamble
recovered for the Lions.
A pair of runs netted a loss of
five yards, and a Shelby penalty
lost another five and the Lions
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