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 - Eagles Cage Franklin Lions In Thrill Packed...
Eagles Cage Franklin Lions In Thrill Packed Game 38-12 By CAYCE MOORE It was a moonlit and starry night and 38,421 fans, the largest crowd ever to witness a football game in Robertson county, filled the vast caverns of Hedrick Stadium in Franklin and looked on as the maroon and white Eagles of Hearne romped to a 38 to 12 victory. There was Just enough of the strong wine of autumn in the auto pep up the fans, if they needed •ny pepping up, other than the bruising battle down on the turf. «•* B*ONB LCD by Mike Hicks mad* a fame ol H all the way, but in the and it was speed, blinding speed, that proved the difference. . ; The Eagles kicked off to Franklin and the crowd looked on in I stark amazement as the Lions headed toward Bald Prairie. The opening drive was climaxed when Hicks bulled over the initial touchdown. The try for point failed. Gloom hung down on the Hearne crowd and coaches like a horse thief from an oak tree limb. Mow'it was time to give the Eagles a chance. The Lions kicked the ball and Thomas Wilktns, brother of the great Bo, Conunittee Plans Sabin Progr A committee of the Brazos-Robertson County Medical Society met Thursday night, September 27, to work out recommendations concerning the two counties* Sabin oral polio vaccine program. Type III polio * vaccine had been scheduled for administration in Robertson County on Sunday, September 23, but was called off a few days earUer to await clarifying information from national and state health officials. it out of tb< air and raced to his 34. The I^tfM lookej grim. Even a fellow who always did think the battle of Gettysburg was a frame- up could tell they meant business. Tiro plays later the awfulest wing happened. Franklin got a 15 yard penalty for roughing the kicker. The ball was on the 30 for all to see. The Hearne fans now opened up and out of that clamor of tongues came inspiration. Tim Batson loped to the Franklin 30. 'W-a-h-o-o!'. a mighty voice shot up from the Hearne side, which was caught and tossed back and forth like a giant medicine ball by the blood- lusting thousands. The Eagles came out of the huddle with a smirk of invincibility on .their brows and sweat on their noses. TIM BATSON. sensing that history could be made, clasped the hog against the 2 and the 1 and, riding a tidal wave of blocking, he went as far south as one can go and still be in fight of the re- fare*, The.scort was M and the WITH A 1-1-1 RECORD Hearne crowd, which minutes before, for all intents and purposes, was dead, now rose and shouted. They wept like Dido over the ruins at Carthage . . . they screamed with delirium ... up out of the great oval there welled a terrific roar, wordless, Jumbled, ecstatic. An electric wave seemed to sweep through the stands, out onto the highway, and down the road to Hearne (Route 79). The Franklin side was so quiet you eotrt* hear it thunder in Alaska. The Eaglw missed <be extra point a* usual. But this was not all. The Hearne coaches huddled, and you could teU they weren't talking about next year. Midway in the second the Eagles' Co-Captain James Crowdcr ran the ball to midfield. Timmy Batson made it to the Franklin 29. Again he dashed to the 21. Fleet Jimmy Reeder galloped to the 16 and a first down . . . Tim Batson to the 12. The mighty goad of the crowd, the vision of victory, swept the men out of themselves and on to heights where champions dwell . f . like the thunder of a cavalry charge, the pavilions echoed the rhythmic, beat of pounding feet. Sports writers put lead pencils in their mouths and tried to write with cigarettes as tension mounted. Men hugged strange women without fear of Reno. Reeder to the 11 . ; . Crowder to the 3 on an option .. .Tim Batson to the 2 and then . . . BAM! Jim Batson hit paydirt for the go-ahead touchdown with cleats gleaming under dim lights. The Ba« EAGLES, rag* 10. se« i

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  1. The Hearne Democrat,
  2. 28 Sep 1962, Fri,
  3. Page 1

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