Fordyce Football Roster 1948
F0RDYCE FACED WITH TOUGH SCHEDULE AND LIGHT TEAM Fordyce, Sept. 3 <Spl> — A total of 27 boys, including nine lettec- men are reporting daily for football football practice to Coach Clyde E. Trickey. Daily workouts are being held in the morning and evening as the 1948 Redbu«: team prepares for the first game, Sept. 10. with Warren, here. It Is too early to state who will make the first team. Coach Trickey Trickey said, or to guess at what kind of a team Frrdyce will have this year. The Redbugs will have to depend heavily on such returning lettermen as Jackie Crowder, two years; Bob Watts, two years; Georuc Rogers, two years; Richard Fulmer, one year; Johnny Mays, one year: Johnny Green, one year; Don Hillman, one year; Houston Nutt, one year; Billy Helms, one year. As was the case last year, the Redbugs will be a light team and will have to depend on speed to overcome the heavier squads from larger cities. The Redbugs again will play one of the toughest schedules in the state. Rated as AA, they will play four big six teams. Bob Watts and George Rogers were selected as co-captains. The 27 who turned out for football football Friday are as follows: Bob Watts, George Rogers, Jackie Crowder, Billy Helms. Houston Nutt, Don Hillman, Johnny Green. Johnny Mays, Richard Fulmer, Charles Tanner, Charles Gresham, Dick Buzbee, Bobby Buzbee. Warren Warren Helms. Paul Parhom, David Smith, Murry Johnson, Buddy Feild, Lloyd Mayfield. Troy Henderson, Henderson, Joe Garrett. Frank Hodnett, Hodnett, Rhine McMurry, Floyd Mayfield. Lavcrne Williams. Charles Charles Tanner and Donald Davis. Roy Johnson has been selected as manager of the team with Billy Don Lynn as assistant manager. The 1948 Redbug football schedule schedule is as follows: Sept. 10, Warren, here. Sept. 16. Little Rock, there. Sept. 24, Pine Bluff, here. Oct. 1. Smackover, here. Oct. 8. Benton, there Oct. 15, Hot Springs, there. Oct. 22, Open date. Oct. 29. Malvern, there. Nov. 5, El Dorado, here. Nov. 12, Camden, there. Nov. 19, Monticello (Homecom ing) here. Nov. 25. Magnolia «Thangssdv- ing) there. Bearden Holds Night Sessions The Bearden Bears begin a night practice sessions last night in preparation preparation for the seasons opener with Lewisville at the local fielc Thursday night Sept. 9. but due to a conflict the game will be played on Friday. The Bearden team will be mould ed around a heavy experienced lint which will be two to three deep at each position. Two freshmen, Jimmy Jimmy Jones and William Summers, are making strong bids for starting starting positions at tackle. The backfield Is heavy and fairly fairly fast and the reserves are light, but fast. All are showing ability as runners with two good passers and one excellent kicker. Coach Jim Cook says he hopes to win at least 50 percent of the games, but due to the lack of overall overall experience he is very passimis- tic about the chances of equalling last years team, when the Bears won 8 and lost 3. Ft. Wayne Meets Canadian Champs Wichita, Kas., Sept. 2 —<7P)—The Canadlan-American series, match ing the non-professional champions of the two nations, will be playec' In London. Ont.. in mid-September, mid-September, the National Baseball Congress Congress said today. It announced a tentative starting date of Sept. 16 for the best four out of seven game series. The winner has been invited by the National Baseball Congress of Mexico to play a series of games in Mexico this fall.