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Sunday, October 12, 1947
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SOUTH CAROLINA ROLLS UP 26-8 WIN OVER FURMAN THREE Furman Plays Citadel Here Friday The Greenville and Parker high school football teams leave town for the first time this season Parker slated to play at Spartanburg and Greenville on tap to go to Gaffney. Furman's Hurricane will make its first home appearance here Friday night in meeting Citadel's Bulldogs in Sirrina Stadium. Gaffney defeated Parker, 19-0, here Friday night and will be seeking its fifth straight win against the Raiders. PORT PAGES OCTOBER 12, 1947 CARTER (SCOOr) LATIMER, Sporti Editor PAGE ONE 20,000 Watch N. C. State Turn Back Clemson Eleven, 18-0 Richkus Sparkles For Pack State Bottles Up Tigers' Passing Game; Carol Cox Flashes By BOB BRADLEY RIDDICK STADIUM. Raleigh, N. C, Oct. 11. N. C. State's Wol.'-pack broke a tradition of 41 years by trouncing the Clemson Tigers here tonight 18-0, thus making it two straight over the ' Country Gentlemen" of Clemson. Not since the two schools started their footuaU rivalry has State come through lo down the Tigers two years in succession Little Charlie Richkus, playing his final year for the Wolfpack, brought the crowd of 20,000 from their seats time and time again on elsctrifying runs, and spectacular passes. Bobby Gage could never get the Tigers' passing attack going, completing only one pass in five attempts. The wide end sweeps of Richkus, line plunges of "Footsie" Palmer, and all round play of the entire State line, both on defense and offense, were the highlights of the game. Carol Cox, who has just returned to Clemson from the Marines yesterday, displayed the best running for the Tigers. He saw little action until late in the third period, but proved that he is raring to go again. Prank Gillespie, Oscar Thompson, Chick Gainer and Ray Clenton again played fine defensive ball, and when the chips were down, caused the State attack to bog down. The Wolfpack led in practically every department on the statistical side of the game. The home boys made 15 first downs to 4 for the Tigers, and picked up 291 yards net rushing to Clemson's 53. The Tigers completed ony one of nine passes while State connected five out of 16. On the punting of Gage and Leonard, Clemson out booted Leslie Palmer 40.2 yards to 37 yards. The penalties in the game were low with the Tigers not beimg charged with a misdemeanor and State was only set back 40 yards. Captain Cary Cox of Clemson met with host captains, Al Phillips and Oscar Bozeman, for the traditional toss with Clemson winning and electing to kick. Charlie Richkus returned the kick to the State 46 on a beautiful run. On the next play, Footsie Palmer fumbled the ball with Bobby Gage recovering. Gage lost four yards on two end aweeps, and then punted to the State 30. BOZEMAN ON TREK Oscar Bozeman made a beautiful run right through the Clemson line for 55 yards, carrying the ball to the Clemson 25 before being brought down from behind by the Clemson secondary. Richkus then completed a pass to George Blowquist after three line plays had failed that carried the ball to the Clemson six and the Wolfpack was knocking hard on the Clemson door early in the game. Richkus dropped a pass right in his arms in the end zone, and the Tigers took over on their own two yard stripe, three line plays failing to carry the ball over. Gage kicked out, but State received a 6-yard penalty for offsides. Miller made a first down on the Clemson 13. Gage quick-kicked 76 yards the ball rolling dead on the State 8-yard line. On second down, Palmer punted out with Gage returning three to 50. Miller made ten, just lacking a first down, and Gage made the necessary yardage on the next play. Gage's first pass of the game was intercepted by Palmer who was downed on the 20. Thompson picked up 15 yards through the line as the quarter ended. In three line plays, Richkus picked up a first down on the Clemson 48. Palmer bowled through the Clemson line for 17, being stopped by Gage on the Clemson 28. A first down was nullified by backfield being illegally in action, but Fletcher gained it back on the next play being tackled by Prince. Two line plays failed to gain and Clemson look over on their own 20. A pass failed to click and Gage kicked out cn the 41. Clemson broke through to smear Fletcher for a seven-yard loss, but he regained the lost yardage on the next play. Fletcher's punt rolled out on the Clemson 21, and the Tigers again assumed the offensive. LAST MINUTE T. D. Gage's pass to Mathews was good for four, but another pass failed. and Gage kicked dead on the State (Continued on Page I, Col. S) The Lineup CLEMSON Pos. N. C. STATE Walker . Prince . , tlanton , Cox . . . Gillespie . Gainer . Thompson Moorer . Gage . . Mathews . .IE . . .Blomquist . LT . . . .Uostanko LG . .J. Waeoner C Sanders RG . . . .Musser RT Rees .RE . . . Phillips QB. . , . Bowlby Ln. . . , .KlcnKUS RH. . Bozeman J. Miller FB . .Palmer Score by periods: N. C. STATE CLEMSON 0 8 618 0 Touchdowns: Parker, Blomquist, Kir Rhus. Substitutes: North Caroline State ends: Miller KomanowsKy, nun-ton. Cheek, Ary, tackles: Gould, Hobbs, B. Smith, F. Wagoner, Byler; guards: Jovce, Barksdale, Burnctte, Gaeta, Watts; backs: Goodman, Thompson, Bob Smith, Alle, Carlson, Huivar, Johnson, Fletcher, O. Smith. Clemson ends: Hudson, Deanhardt, Poulos, Dyer, Childress, Rogers; tackles: Salisbury, Hoss, Pruitt, Cagle, Gillespie; guards: Pavos, Hunter, Sultis; centers: Moore; backs: Martin, Whitmire, J. Miller. C. Cox, Perrette, Brodie, Leonard, Brindine, Jack Miller. Reserves K ST? " i GILES HIGGINS, back Ihls trio of reserves came through with neat performance! as Fur-man's Hurricane was subdued by the South Carolina Gamecocks, 26-8, yesterday at Columbia. Giles Huggins, freshman back from Sumter, showed promise for the future with some neat running from halfback and fullback. Sonny Byrd, Junior center of Greenwood, intercepted a Carolina pass and raced 50 yards for the only Furman touchdown. Jim Mc-Corkle, sophomore guard from Hendersonville, N. C, turned in some fancy defensive work during the second half for the Purples. P. C. Shades Erskine, 6-0 Blue Hose Win On Long Pass In 4th Period Grprnvlllf Nwi Bureau lli'i Norlh Main Strtet By ARTHUR Gl'RLEY ANDERSON, Oct. 11-A bullet pass from Allen Draughon into the arms of Jerome Norton and the lat- ter's 20-yard jaunt across the double stripe late in the fourth period provided the winning margin 6-0 for Presbyterian college's Blue Hose over Erskine's Flying Fleet here tonight before more than 4,000 spectators. The big and powerful Blue Hose forward wall stalled Erskine's vaunted running attack except for a brief moment in tne tnira period ana Erskine's linemen proved almost equally as immovable in checking the swift running Hosemen. However Coach Lonnie McMil-lian's lads with Draughon doing the pitching made good use of the airways in racking up 11 first downs to the Fleet's seven. Erskine had checked a P. C. drive late in the fourth quarter and Billy Hipps had punted out to the mid-field stripe when the Hosemen struck with sudden fury for the lone tally of the game. FINAL DRIVE GOOD Takingvthe ball on their own 34 after an exchange of punts Draughon shot a pass to big Herbert Lindsay P. C. end, that was good for 18 yards to the Erskine 48. Billy Moore picked up 10 and a first down on the 28 and on the next play scampered to the Erskine 23. -The Fleet dug in and stopped the Hose running attack as well as the aerial warfare and took the ball on downs on their own 17. Hipps booted (Continued on Page I, Col. 2) Military Precision, Young Cheer Enthusiasts Add Clemson's crack senior drill platoon (above) and a band of spirited Parker cheer-leaders (right) added color and sideline dash to the Parker-Gaffney game Friday night. Gaffney wo the game, 19-0. The Parker cheer-leaders, left to right, are Billy Landreth, Bobbie Baker, Joe Hill Jones, Lee Harrison, Hugh McKinney and Tommie GosnelL (Staff Fbotoa by Jamea G. Wttaoo, Jrj. Sparkle For tf - t vi fxr; ZJM SONNY BIRD, center Enright Lauds Carolina Team COLUMBIA, Oct. 11 Coach Rex Enright, after viewing South Carolina's 26-8 conquest of Furman here today, said tonight that "the team looked its best this season against Furman", "Our freshmen backs had assurance and confidence out there today and ran well," he added. "Furman played us a good, hard game." Enright was especially pleased to see the Improvement in the Birds after being disappointed when his club lost a 33-0 verdict to Ole Miss a week ago. Cosmic Bomb Is Trenton Winner CAMDEN. N. J., Oct. 11 UP) Cosmic Bomb drove another stake in his claim to the 1947 three-year old turf championship today with a smashing track record run to victory in the $50,000 added Trenton handicap at Garden State park. Flying the silks of the Golden Greek, William Hells, the dark bav son of Pharamond 2nd reached the end of the mile and one-eighth one minute, 48 and 2-5 second after the field of seven left the barrier. KENTUCKY UPSETS GEORGIA LEXINGTON, Ky., Oct. 11 (Pt An alert Kentucky football team, quick to take advantage of its breaks, pulled one of the season's sterling upsets here tonight with a 26-0 victory over highly regarded Georgia before 24,000 persons. " 1 If V? p X ' ' i t S - S " - - ' - ' IS Hurricane ff .A-V " JIM M'CORKLE, guard Davidson 'Cats Rally To Edge Wof ford, 12-7 CHARLOTTE, N. C.. Oct. 11 (JP) Wofford's scrappy Terriers, doped to lose by several touchdowns, held off Davidson's Wildcats for three periods here tonight before yielding to the heavier North Carolinians, 12 to 7, before a crowd of 3,000. Elrod Cheatham, Knoxville freshman, set the tempo of the surprising Wofford resistance by gathering in Jim Sifford's punt on his own 30 and heading down the sidelines 70 yards for the touchdown which put the Terriers ahead midway in the first period. His mates withstood three Davidson threats and it wasn't until late in the second period that the Cats managed to push over a tally. Jake Wade picked up 18 off tackle, driving to the Terrier 41. Carl Shep-pard added 12 on a reverse, and Buck Williams pitched to Hal Mapes for 16 yards and a first on the visitor's ten. Jim Sifford picked up six off his left side, setting up the stage for Mack Erwin to plunge through center for the score. Mapes missed the point and the Terriers clung to a 7-6 lead which stood up until the Wildcat's cashed in during the final quarter. Sifford's 39-yard kick backed the Terriers up to their own 15. Sam Sewell lost two and Carl Ebord broke through to spill Dave Williamson for an eight yard loss on an attempted punt. Williamson got his boot off on fourth down, and it carried to the 44, but Carl Sheppard returned to the 27. Sheppard lost three off tackle, Ivefson picked up 11 then two more Deacons Lambast Tarheels Wake Forest Runs Up Upset 19-7 Victory Over North Carolina By HERBERT FOS1LR CHAPEL HILL, N. C, Oct. 11. (U,R) The snarp-shooting passci of halfbacks Tom Fetzer and Jim Liil propelled Wake Forest to a smashing 19 to 7 upset victory over favored North Carolina today before a crowd of 35,000. The lighter Tar Heels, outplayed all the way, were held to a meager 64 yards on the ground as the gigantic Wake Forest line bo'ticd up Tailback Charlie (Choo Cnco) Justice completely until the final period, when he passed to end Dan Logue for North Carolina's only score. Fetzer fired one touchdown pass and rifled another that took the bulky Baptists to the North Carolina eight before they were stopped. DEACS SCORE QUICKLY Wake Forest struck swiftly m the opening period and moved deep into North Carolina territory on passes by Fetzer and his ttand-in, Lail, who climaxed the drive with a 28-yard touchdown heave to Wins-back Harry Dowda in the end zone. Quarterback Nick Ognovich's placement try was wide. Before stunned North Carolina could recover, the hefty Demon Deacons piled up two more in tr.e second quarter and were far :n front to stay. They spent the third period and most of the fourth staving off North Carolina's determined offense which never got fully rolling. North Carolina choked off the nrst second period threat with a desperate stand on the four-yard line but Fetzer and Fullback George rryor, lancing olf the tackles and ripping through the line, drove back to the six-yard line. Freshman hall-back Bill Gregus then skirted rignt end for the score and Ognovich converted. Shortly afterward. Wake Forest center Boyd Allen raced back an intercepted pass 25 yards to the North Carolina 19 before he was hauled down. Fetzer then passed to End Jim Duncan ln the end aone, who grabbed the ball away from justice ana Fullback Walt Pupa. ugnovicn missea tne point. TARS BREAK ICE Justice shone briefly in the final period when he snagged a pass from Pupa and scampered 24 yards to the Wake Forest 10. Two plays later he passed 12 yards to Logue in the end zone for the North Carolina score. End Bob Cox added the point. A slight drizzle dampened the spectators and sleekened the ball but the wet footing was no handicap to the determined Demon Deacons, who won their sweetest victory in history over their long-established rivals. Wake Forest made 15 downs to North Carolina's 4 and completed 14 of 22 passes for 230 yards witn the slippery ball. N. CAR POS .. W. FOREST Romano l.E Duncan Fowle LT Martin Mitten LG Leonrtti Sparger C Clark Varney KG Rvston Szafaryn KT HanuU Rubish .. RE Bradley Wright QB Ognovich Justice LH Fetzer Camp RH Haggard Pupa FB Fryor Score by periods: NORTH CAROLINA 0 0 0 1 7 WAKE FOREST ... 6 13 0 019 Touchdowns: Dowda (sub for Haggard), Gregus (sub for Fetzer), Duncan, Logue. Points after touchdowns: Ognovich, Cox (sub for Rubish). W And L Topples Colonials, 15-0 LEXINGTON, Va., Oct. 11. Washington and Lee slid and slammed through the mud generated by a four-day rain here today to register a Southern Conference football victory over George Washington university, 15-0. The loss marked the Colonial's third week-end disaster in Virginia. They previously had lost to Virginia and VMI. for a first and Bert Anderton dropped back and fired a 15 yard, point-making aerial to Buddy Cheek who was waiting in the end zone. I I J i f Tigers Scrap 'Pack Unci i f v , ' iV i m i CAROL COX, back Army, Illini Battle To Scoreless Stymie NEW YORK, Oct. 11 U.R The smashing lines of Army and Illinois went at each other in a fierce, "rock 'em, sock 'em" struggle today and the teams wound up in a 0 to 0 deadlock before 65,000 fans at Yankee Rtnrltnm. & Neither team could spring loose any of their swift-running backfield men for a score. The scoreless battle, sliarpiy reminiscent of Army's historic 0-to-0 tie with Notre Dame last season ln the same ball park, enabled both these titans of the gridiron to keep their records unblemished. The Cadet forward wall time and aeain threw back the threatening Illini, who had a shade of an advantage in offensive power. And when the chips were stacked high in the infield of the House That Ruth Built, the defending champions from the Big Nine halted every Army drive. UNDEFEATED RECORDS That was the simple story of the game, with the Cadets thus rolling along undefeated for the fourth year with a record of 31 games without defeat. The only two blotches are the Notre Dame deadlock of last year and this stalemate. For Illinois it marked their ninth game without defeat. As Army fought off defeat with several stands deep in its own territory the Cadets uncovered a punting surprise in little Ed Gradoville of Plattsmouth, Neb. Moved off the reserves this week, his booming nunts and quick kicks time and again pulled Army out of trouble. And lor the plugging Illini, the standouts were Fullback Russ Steger and halfback Dwight Eddleman, two big guns who battered Army's unflinching line as Perry Moss tossed the aerials which made, Illinois a constant threat. Illinois made the first threat of the game when Lou Agase intercepted one of Army's few passes on the Cadet 44 and ran it back to the 24. They dove then to the seven, the Illlril, but the Cadet line finally held there. In the second quarter, Gradoville put them back to their 16 with a long kick and a clipping penalty sent the Illini reeling back to their four. Eddleman punted out, but Army was knocking at the 20 when the Midwest line threw it back. Illinois drove then to Army territory and, giving up the ball, pushed the Cadets back to their 15. Again it was Gradoville, quick-kicking to the Illini 24 and a penalty put the Rose Bowl champions back on their nine. Army brought that trouble punt back to the Illini 27 but there again was held. ILLINI LEAD STATISTICS Just before the half ended, Illinois drove 63 yards, the best march of the day, to the Army seven. With seconds remaining, the Illini tried a field goal, bu a bad pass from center ruined that hope. Tom Gallagher made a dive for the pass, got it on the ground flat, and Don Maechtle's kick was far wide. It was a hard, bruising game, with both lines charging viciously. The offensive edge went to the Illini with 15 first downs to the Cadeis' nine. Color To High Grid Game A Ml US' I : : I V ' ' ': hm f I at " . v.-; : ! FRANK GILLESPIE, guard Carol Cox, fresh from service with the Marine Corps and the veteran Frank Gillespie were valiant In a losing cause last night as Clemson Tigers went down 18-0 before N. C. State. Cox flashed fine running form while Gillespie sparkled on defense. RESULTS By THE ASSOCIATED TRESS SOUTH N. C. State 18, Clemson 0 P .( . 6, Erskine 0 Davidson 12, Wofford 7 Kentucky 26, Georgia 0 Appalachian 22, Lennir-Rhyne 0 Gcoreia Tech 20. V. M. I. 0 University of Tennessee 26, Chattanooga 7 South Carolina 26, Furman 8 Washington & Lee 15, George Washington 6 Howard 1.1, Virginia Union 7 Wake Forest 19. North Carolina 7 William & Mary 21, Virginia Tech 7 South Carolina State 13, Lane 12 Kandolph-Macon 7, Guilford 6 EAST Navv 14, Duke 14 I tie) K. P. I. 40, Williams 0. West Virginia Slate 13, Kentucky State 9 Boston University 38, New York University 7 Penn State 75, Fordham 0 Pennsylvania 32, Dartmouth 0 Army 0, Illinois 0 (tie) New Hampshire 28, Maine 7 Bowdoin 8, Amherst 6 Bates 12, Tufts 7 Yale 17, Columbia 7 Wesleyan 12, Connecticut 0 Trinity 31, Middlcbury 7 Lafayette 14, Gettysburg 13 Villanova 13, Holy Cross 6 Brown 55, Rhode Island State 6 Union 20, Vermont 7 Delaware 13, Buckncll 12 Rutgers 13, Princeton 7 West Virginia 60, Waynesburg 7 Franklin & Marshall 41 Lebanon Valley 0 Cornell 27, Colgate 18 MIDWEST Michigan 69, Pittsburgh 0 Southern California 32, Ohio Slate 0 Wooster 13, Kent 6 Sewanee 40, Kenyon 0 Western Reserve 20, Ohio University 7 Southern Methodist 21, Oklahoma Aggies 14 SOUTHWEST Rice 33, Tulane 0 Texas 34, Oklahoma 14 FAR WEST Washington 27, St. Mary's 8 Oregon State 33, Idaho 6 Missouri 21, Colorado 0 Oklahoma City U. 69, Colorado College 6. Oregon State 33, Idaho 8 U. C. L. A. 24, Oregon 7 Michigan State 21, Washington State 7 Mississippi State 21, University of San Francisco 14 Wyoming 53, Colorado School of Mines 6 University of Nevada 51, Portland I Ore.) 6 FastBacks Pace Birds To Victory Gamecocks Spot Furman Safety Then Open Up Scoring Attack Bv SCOOP LATIMER Sports Editor, The News CAROLINA STADIUM, COLUMBIA. Oct, 11. University of Couth Carolina Gamecocks, studded momentarily by a safety and a two point deficit ln the first moment t play, came buck as au lnfuria'cd flock to defeat Furman's Purple Hurricane here today, 28 to 8, bt-fore 13,500 spectators ln Ideal football weather. Furman's lone touchdown was scored by George (Sonny) Byrd, of Greenwood, who intercepted Bo Ha- gan's screen ptuss and ran 02 yards ahead of three Gamecocks who lost ground in pursuit. This flourish merely narrowed the first period margin as the Gamecocks quickly registered two touchdowns, the first on a 24 yard pass from Droopy At- well and the second on a 45 yards punt return by Ernie Law-horn. Althouch most of the action and thrills were packed in the initial stanza the Gamecocks put the game on the roost for keeps with their third touchdown scored In the last minute of play in the opening half. Lawhorn set the stage with a long pitch to Bobby O'Hara and it was just a step or three for Red Wilson to cross goal after taking a pass from Atwell. FURMAN SCORES EARLY Furman's two point margin that came in astounding quickness when "Preacher" McQueen and Lee Atkinson tackled Atwell behind goal prob ably altered tne plans to gamble at the outset wltn long passes in tne hopes of beating Carolina. Coach Bob Smith and aides realized that the Hurricane lacked the experienced material to cope with Coach Rex Enrtght's squad in the science of football technique. The Purples' pattern called for tossing the ball and caution to the wind, so to speak, but once the Greenville team assumed a shortlived lead the best laid plans probably were changed. The Furmans did not plunge into a reckless experiment. Instead they tried to meet the foe toe to toe, but the Gamecocks pulled out front With plays or dramatic suddenness. BIRDS ASSERT POWER The third touchdown ln the last minute of the second quarter, came as a high explosive and the fourth score followed a poor punt and Lawhorn's 21-yard run through a line that fell apart in the middle as if halved by a bulldozer. Carolina asserted vast superiority in a running game, but tricky reverse clicked only once on a punt return. The screen pass fizzled, and one was intercepted and It can be said the Furman's were foiled by legerdemain. The Gamecocks asserted their weight advantage of about 20 pounds per man in the middle of the line, and this was certain to have a wearing effect on the foe. Too. the Birds showed more ability and versatility and rurman suliered woefully from lack of blocking. Tackling, too, was haphazard in many Instances where ball carriers could have been thrown for losses, but eluded grasps. One touchdown runner should have been smeared 20 yards from goal. The Gamecocks went out to win this game to avenge previous defeats as if ln response to Enright's spirited plea and challenge. Fur man fought just as determinedly, but experience was on the side of the victors. STATISTICAL GAME Carolina registered 14 first downs to Furman's six and netted 271 yards rushing to the Hurricane's scant 20 yards. In the air the Birds flew to 85 yards in six pass completions out of 11 attempts, while the Greenville boys netted only 23 yards in executing three out of 13 attempts. George Pruitt attempted a majority of his long passes in desperation in the second half after Carolina was well on the road to victory. On defense James McCorkle, Charlie Johnson, George Pruitt and James McQueen, (until he was hurt i played capably for Furman. With Carolina the defensive stars were Phil Alexander, Al Faress (a Green ville boy i, Leonard Ekimoff and Red Harrison. Giles Huggins, freshman halfback (Continued on Page 2, Col. 3) The Lineup FURMAN ... POS ..SOUTH CAR. Griffin LE Wilson Gilreath LT J. Land Atkinson LG Faress Byrd C Ekimoff Thornton RG Allen McQueen RT .... Alexander T. Wham KE O'Harra Pruitt QB Atwell Johnson LH Couch Bridwell RH .... Strickland Blanken FB Harrison FURMAN 8 0 0 08 CAROLINA 12 7 7 026 Scoring summary: Furman Touchdowns, Byrd. Safety, Atwell (tackled behind own goal line). South Carolina touchdowns Wilson 2, Lawhorn (sub for Couch) 2; points after touchdown, R. Land (sub for Couch) 2. Substitutions: Furman Little, D. Wham, Cummins, Hughes, ends; Askew, Roddy, Kelly, tackles; McCorkle, guard; Randy Elvington. renter: Moates, Thomas, Baumann, Huggins, Stombaugh, Williams, Flowers, Evington, backs. Carolina Pinkerton, Woolbright, Bryson, Marvin, ends; Waters, Bradford, P. Alexander, Ozburn, Estes. tackles; Dew, Lane, guards; Scott, center; Bargiacchi, Hagan, Lawhorn, Kin-caid, Rutledge, Frantx, Gafan, Giles, Pasky, backs.

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