Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on September 4, 1974 · Page 12
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Page 2B MOPfc (ARK.) STAU Wednesday, September 4, 1974 Hope High School 1974 Bobcat Football Team First row: Billy Thornton, Ricky Orr, Curtis East, Bruce Hudclleston, Tim Boyd, Don Still, James Robinson, Doug Allen, Jim Rhodes; second row: Dean Butler, John Johnson, New-look offense for ASU at Jonesboro JONESBORO, Ark. Bill Davidson has been promising everyone, including himself, a new-look offense for Arkansas State this fall. "Time is important to us," he Slid early. "We've got a long way to go in developing the kind of throwing garni; we want to have, and we've only got a little over two weeks to get everything done." Thi 1 Indians open the season September 7 against Southland Conference for Southwestern Ixjuisiana at Lafayette. "I hope we'll have enough time to get our passing attack polished by then," Davidson continued. "Our quarterbacks have the ability to give us a good passing game, but they need some time to smooth out a few rough places and develop a little confidence in themselves." Davidson and his staff are banking on a successful passing game this season to make a high-octaned running attack more effective. "We've got some receivers this year who should take some of the burden of our passing game off our- quarterbacks," Davidson said. "I don't want to mention any names yet, but I think we've got in camp maybe the best group of receivers that have ever been at Arkansas State at one time." "Our plan originally was to go real hard in pads for two LORD JEFF \ Woolama Full-Fashioned Sleeveless Pullover The under-the-coat sweater that has everything. Comfort ar,d fit that only full fashioning can impart. Good looks that come from the finest imported baby lambswool'. Bouncy spring colors. Machine washable. !- OPEN Cl * 9:00-5:30 ,| CcntUn*rt'i i I fl>tt)i<r« I 112 West 2nd St. Hope, Arkansas 71801 Levenski Smith, Charles Jester, Jay Rowe, Johnny Campbell, Mark Harris, Gary Banks, Larry Huff, Curley Davis, Larry Gross; third row: Larry Coffee, Ricky Bennett, Darrell Flowers, Jim Byrd, Tom Flores, Willard Willmon, Jud Martindale, Clay O'Steen, Mike Butler, Mick McCormack, Mike Powell; fourth row: Leonard Brown, Marshall Scott, —Clyde Davis photo Terry Martin, Bobby Jones, Jimmy Williams, Eugene Tyree, Larry Johnson, David Flenory, Larry Butler, Rusty Cole, Slick Davis. Muleriders return 11 starters Coach gives Bobcat rundown SSC News Services—1974's football season will be a rebuilding year for Ihe Southern State College Muleriders with only 11 starters out of 22 back from teams which have posted 25 wins against 6 losses over the last three years, the winningest record in the AIC. In analyzing his team, Coach Rip Powell finds that there will be lots of holes to fill for the corning season. On offense, Coach Powell feels that his strongest positions will be the offensive line and the quarterback slot. The line will be anchored by Edgar Montgomery, 3 year letterman from DeWilt, who made the All-AIC team at tackle in '73. At the guard posts will be three year starters, Ray Giddens from DeKalb, Texas; and David May from Sheridan. Eddie Choate, who has missed only one play during his three years as a Rider, will take care of tight end in a manner which his coaches believe makes him the best in the conference at that position. Bobby Dotson, three year lellerman from El Dorado, will start at split receiver; with competition from Larry Reeder, junior from Hayne'sville, Louisiana, who showed versatility last year in being an excellent wide receiver and an excellent defensive halfback. At the all-important quarterback post, Coach Powell feels that he is more than blessed with two top-notch performers in Steve Lamb, Little Rock; who has lettered three years at the spot, and Russ Bechtelheimer, sophomore letterman from Fairfax, Virginia. Both have demonstrated that they are very capable leaders. On offense the Muleriders desperately need a running back and center. On defense, the line has only three-year starter Max Adcock from Horatio returning. The only bright spot for the coaches is at linebacker where Gaylon Garrison, three year starter from Texarkana, Texas; Keith Arnold, sophomore letterman from Tyler, Texas; and Bob Dubey, sophomore letterman from Richardson, Texas; and at halfback with Steve Waller, three year starter from Fayetteville returning. Too many freshman will have to contribute too much for the Muleriders to maintain the pace they have set during the last three years, is the opinion of the coaching staff. By JOHN MAY Sports writer for Hope Hi-Lights Lawrence Hutson is the new athletic director and head football coach at Hope High School. I had the pleasure of talking with Coach the other day. I started off asking him if he had any goals for the coming season. Of course, our big goal is to win the District and go to the State Playoffs, but our first real goal is to win our first game against Ashdown on September 6 here. We set team goals more than individual goals." Asked what team would be the toughest, Hutson replied, "All the teams we play this year are tough. We don't see an easy game all season. But Seasonal Growth Each spring and summer, a tree adds new layers of wood to its trunk. The wood formed in spring grows fast and is lighter because it consists of large cells while growth is slower in the summer causing darker wood of smaller cells. When a tree is cut, the layers appear as alternating rings of light and dark wood. weeks and then taper a little during the week of the game," Davidson mentioned. "But we're spending a little more time on conditioning than we wanted to, so our practice schedule is such ata we're going to be pressed to get everything done we had hoped." BOBCATS WE ARE ON "YOUR SIDE" ALL THE WAY BEAT THE PANTHERS McCORMACK INS. AGENCY 1108 S, Main HOPE CALL: 777-4411 For All Your Insurance Needs ARK. everybody seems to think Fairview is real tough. They have a great running back by the name of Terry Alexander, and he is going to make Fairview real tough. "So far our working attitude is strong. We have excellent team spirit which is a big spirit which is a big asset. We have one of the best offcr^iv '(:""•• in the state so that i.s a oig plus. We also have three good quarterbacks who are all .capable of doing the job. What we need is a back to come to the front of the pack of the others. We've got three capable- fu.il backs so all we need is one to come to the front." Injuries play a big part in sports. I asked Coach if he had many injuries. "Well, Bobby Jones has a knee problem. Nothing bad. Really all the rest have been bumps and bruises and little cuts. Nothing serious. But if we do have any bad injuries we have a strong sophomore team. In fact, four or five sophomores will help us considerably this year. "We really don't have any worries except we were a little concerned at tailback. But Larry Johnson has improved since the season star-ted. Also at flanker, Leonard Brown has shown progress. We're ready to start the season, but there is still a lot of things we have to iron out." Other on the coach staff include Bill Niven, Jim Duncan, Bill Stainton, and Jerry Berry. LET'S GO I CMl¥l« * PASSING ON BEST WISHES FOR ALL THE mf^tr mf %|^% 9 mr AND TEAM MATE?, FOR A WINNING SEASON!.HENDRIX MOTOR CO. 1205 S. 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