Clipped From The Hearne Democrat
MOORE OF CAYCE BY CAYCE MOORE TIM AND JIM BATSON THEY COME TO PLAY The little Batson twins, Tim and Jim, have hung up their football cleats at Hearne High School, but not before rewriting the book. If an all-time Eagle backfield were selected, mythical though it be, and the members were chosen on statistics — yards gained and points scored — the Batsons would have to be placed in two of the positions. During their sophomore year their natural ability, sharpened by long hours of practice with their father, began to .show, The team in 1961 was a great eleven-game winner and the Bat- Hons played as ntibsMtutes. At that they were always making runs that helped. In the Culdwell game the Eagles were behind in the last half when Tim raced around left end to put the Eagles in front and nail down the District Championship. In 1962 the Eagles won from Franklin by a score of 38 to 12. The Batsons scored all 38 points for Hearne. During the ..throe years Tim ftatBon scored 192 points; caught passes for 598 yards, carried the ball for 1906 yards for a total of 2504 yards. He had a 5 yard per carry average. Jim Batson scored 174 points; caught passes for 672 yards, cairjed th-o ball for 1*508 yards for a total of 2480 .yards. He averaged S yj\rds per carry. : Together t.hje Batsoru-i scorWd 366 .points ; carried for ^yards, caught 'jias.? e)T for 1 270 yards'. .Tim im'ss^one^amt;. because of in juries. -and: Jim MOORE ..m mss niissed three. *" .""T . Alpni? . w ^v bail, baseball and Mack playoff souri, New .._,-, ^_.- -.— played basket- ; ;ack..j£&fitSiimrnet in the Cjcmnie in~janrains;t such tejutuv^*typs-T., ,. lis Chrij[ti, Fort Worth, and " .,. ._.,__. ,.__,., ....... selected on the all tournament baseball teaTp-rTim at second base and Jim at third baae. ,' r ,'; '•,;... ".'.'." . """... : .".' Football scoute wilt?be sifter them in the spring but they have been advised to play baseball in college and paas up football. The Batson boys' records in athletics could not have been accomplished without the cooperation of their mates and that is another story. Beat of all was the fine attitude the boys had toward sports. Dedicated to clean living and fair play they were also endowed with the ability to maintain their poise, yet never lose their competitive fire, under the most remorseless pressure. Since they were sons of the head coach it would have been easy for the fans and players to say they were being favored. But this never happened. Everyone knew they were team players, always ready to block and tackle as well as carry the ball. Their careers were pretty well summed up by a fan during a hard game when all the Eagles were fighting against great odds. "I'll say one thing," the fan said, "Those little Batsons cfjjjne-to play."