Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on November 3, 1955 · Page 23
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Dial PA-2-4600 for a WANT AD Taker EVENING TIMES. CUMBERLAND, MD-, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1953 TWENTY-THEES" Opposing Teams Getting Caught In Keyser's Webb ^ When a football-team gets caught in a web, disaster is generally.'the'outcome. Such a misfortune befell the Highlanders of Oakland's Southern High School last Saturday" wlierr they became entangled with Keyser High's .Webb — "Journeyin' Jim" Webb;-: that;is. <-.•'..'•"• Webb put j on one' of the | gaudiest o n e - jman running 1 shows- in the \ a n n a 1 s , • of ^'area football (when he scored -five touchdowns in only * »• 18 minutes of L & actipm .-• '- I* "• Early in the Jim Webb f lrs t quarter Jim jabbed over fora touchdown from just two ' yards away That initial tally marked onl> the second time that-he ' scored" thisi season on a'riiri of less than '25 yards," 'It also- tied his scoring record for seven previous contests, "Journeyin' Jim"- having gone into battle against, the. Southerners with a itoucKdown a game to his credit. .However, -before the after? noon was over a small gathering of fans sat in on a treat few '. •will forget.'There was no effort ' on the" part of coach Fred "Tack" Clark to make a scor- ing spectacle of Webb. Those last four touchdowns were simply the result of Jimmy running like the. wind and his . teammates blocking like demons. Before the first period was . over, Webb .had two more touchdowns to'his credit. First, he caught a punt and rambled 63 yards.' Then; he took a journey good for 42 yards after snagging a pass. This earned riim the "right" to.sit on the bench .for the second quarter. The Highlanders made their first mistake of the second half by kicking off to Webb. The speedy halfback pulled the ball in on the seven and jaced 93 yards while his mates were chopping down Southerners at a rate rapid as the pace set during the Battle of Gettys-. burg. . • . . . 'Clark had told his Tornado team at .halftime, that the first time Webb scored in the second half he would be pulled from the lineup. Jimmy got'an immediate rest, although he . went back into'battle later in the stanza. . ' . Teammates Love To Block For Free-Wheeling Webb ''•/• The fourth quarter had hardly started when. Webb : drew .the curtain on his solo perforrriarice. This time he. snagged an. aerial and rambled to the goal line on a play that was good for 78 yards. Altogether, Webb covered ..a: total of 278 yards of Keyser's Stayman ••: Field turf on his touchdown excursions. ; The Saturday scoring spree represented the most touchdowns ever made, by one of Clark's players in a single game during his long coaching tenure.' The previous best effort was> a, four-touchdown production fay Warden Hott when Clark was at Moorefield where he coached for four years. This is "Tack's" .13th.. season;at Keyser. :< Webb, a track star who specializes in!the 100 and 220- yard dashes, as the .top school- •b'py scorer in the district (12 touchdowns for 72 points) and there isn't a single bit of jealousy on the part of any of his teammates. In fact, they are all pulling for him every, time he carries the ball—and for very good reasons. - ]..': - ;Last-.year, you see, Jim re> ceived a-bad break. He'sus- tained a fractured collarbone in the opening game at Charles .Town and was out for the sea-: son. And because.he is a team player, his mates enjoy cutting . down opposing tacklers ^o give him running room. .The .men-, chiefly responsible for springing Jimmy'loose on his noted long runs are fullback Rick -jtephart arid the other halfback, Earl Studen- walt. They are the lads who throw the key blocks. In the words of his coach, "No one on the team works longer or harder than Webb. He is the first out on the practice field and the last to kave." ' . ."Journeyin' Jim," who runs the. 100 in 10.1 seconds, may unintentionally be keeping down his weight because of the hard-working manner in which he plays and practices.. He carries 157 pounds on his five- foot; ;ten-inch frame but Clark thinks he's going to take on. quite a bit of avoirdupois .in the next year or so, as his 'dad is a' big man. That, plus his speed, his agility and his desire to play, stamps him as a. college prospect. In fact, he . has already been scouted. Good On Defense, But Vsed Sparingly By Clark , •" The "Keyser. Kid" is also quite a" defensive player, although Clark uses him sparingly. '' "He is so valuable to us on offense that we don't' want : to take a chance on ,him being hurt,"' says the 'Tornado mentor. "Tack" adds .that Webb puts as much into his defensive play as his ball- carrying, making tackles with reckless abandon. • In addition, Webb passes occasionally, can punt if he has :to and is an excellent blocker; -'In the game against Parsons, a pass intended for Jimmy was "short, going instead to Eddie .Parrish. .Webb, five yards 'away, hurried to the spot and threw a bone-crushing block .that enabled Parrish to go all the way. : Jim's ability to get places in a hurry has been a big factor in the record compiled by Keysers (seven victories in eight starts), a Tornado team consid- '••"ered by many observers as the best CJark has turned out in Hie "capital" of Mineral County. •Webb has rambled for scores against every opponent but . Moorefield, going 58 yards * against Charles Town, 25 Against Parsons, -54 in the Beall' -"gam 6 ,- 68 -against Ridgeley, 80 against Allegany and 47 against -LaSalle. In the Moorefield .game he plunged for three . - yards. '•- '' : . : • , "Confident, but not cocky." . - That's how coach Clark de- . scribes ,$is "bread-and-butter" .- boy. ; Bread and butter,' my • -eye, he's the fellow, who puts 1 : icing on the cake. ATELOPES MAINTAIN LEAD Four Area TetimsEnd Seasons Tomorrow Allegany-Elkins Fray Here Highlights Weekend Slate Keyser 3 Ridseley Circleville Moorefield Romncy . P. V. C. STANDINGS W L T W L T Four schoolboy teams, three of them in the Potomac Valley Conference, will ring down the curtain on the 1955 football season in games scheduled for this weekend. Ridgeley, Moorefield and Petersburg are the PVC teams that will don moleskins for :he final time, while Berkeley Springs makes its last stand in a game with Musselman. Ridgeley's Blackhawks, on the way to one of their best records n the history of the sport at the school across the Potomac from Cumberland, make their first in vasion of the city on Saturday. They travel-across the new bridge to meet mediocre LaSalle in game under the lights at Forl Hill Stadium. Unbeatens To Clash Most of the weekend footbal ,alk v however, centers around the game here tomorrow night! between a pair of undefeated powerhouses. That's when. Roy Lester's Allegany- High Campers put their per- ect record of six straight victories on the line against a band of howl- ng Tigers from Elkins who have won six games and tied two. The contest is all important for he Tigers, as a victory over Alco would put thenr in an excellent spot for Class AA honors in West Virginia. Only a game with Parsons remains after their clash with Allegany and if the Tigers cop both, they-will play St. Albans for he state title. A loss, however, n either'of the two games will liminate,the Tigers. Tomorrow's game -is creating quite a stir in West -Virginia's fyrest Festival town and several iuses are being chartered to bring Slkins followers to Cumberland. They will leave Elkins tomorrow at 2 p. rn. The kickoff is scheduled for 8.o'clock. The Elkins ligh Band will also make the trip. Fort Hill Away The Friday battle will b'e the ast for AUegany until its annual iattle with Fort Hill on Thanksgiving Day. Fort Hill, incidentally,'is riding along on a seven-game winning treak and will also be engaging n its next-to-last start tomorrow. Bill Hahn takes his Sentinels to Vestminster where they will be avored to make it eight in a row. The Red Raiders have won all of heir games since dropping their jpener to Morgantown, a team that Elkins tied. Keyser High's devastating Gold- m- Tornado, winner of seven of jight games, will be highly favored o wreak further .havoc tomorrow ,vhen it blows into Petersburg. A ictory. over the Vikings would move "Tack" Clark's' club another itep closer thef-Potomac Valley Conference championship. , Keyser is .unbeaten in the PVC and could wrap -up the title by aking both Petersburg and Rom new'into camp. The Pioneers are he last on Keyser's schedule. The Tornado has a 3-0 PVC record, vhile Ridgeley, its slate completed n the league, is second with five ivins and one defeat. The only 0 0 Southern ..121 510 Franklin ..230 310 Petersburg. 0 i 2 0 \V. Va. DeaM) < 0 0 ..22 blotch on the Blackhawks' splendid record is a 13-7 loss to Keyser. Beall at Moorefield Moorefield has a 4-2 conference mark and will close the books tomorrow by entertaining . Frostburg's Beall Mountaineers in a non-league clash. The Yeliowjack- ets have an overall record of six wins and two setbacks, while Beall shows two triumphs and five reverses, although the Mounties have had a tougher schedule. In other action tomorrow afternoon; Philippi invades Parsons, Martinsburg is at Front Royal, Everett at Bedford and Frederick at Montgomery Blair. In addition to the Ridgeley-LaSalle clash Saturday, Gallaudet Prep of Washington «will meet West Virginia Deaf at Roraney. Two area collegiate tussles are also on the Saturday slate. Potomac State will try to rebound from its heart-breaking 7-6 loss of last week to Concord when'it invades Buckhanrion to engage West Virginia Wesleyan in a West Virginia • Intercollegiate Conference game. The Catamounts have won four and lost three to date.' The other college tussle finds the power-laden Shepherd,- fired by the'"red-hot George Hott, gunning for their seventh -straight triumph in a battle with '-Wilson Teachers at Shepherdstpwn." LaSalle-Ridgeley Football Series 1939—Ridgeley 26, LaSalle 6 1940—LaSalle 9, Ridgeley 6 1941—Ridgeley 20, LaSalle 14 1942—LaSalle 41, Ridgeley 0 •)943—LaSalle 24, Ridgeley 13 1944—LaSalle 19, Ridgeley 0 ' 1945—LaSalle 25, Ridgeley 0 1946—(DNP) . 1947—(DNP)' ^948—Ridgeley 28. LaSalle 7 1949—LaSaile 25, KidgeJey 13 1950—Ridgeley 14, LaSalle 13 1951—LaSalle 31, Ridgeley 7 1952—LaSalle 37, Ridgeley 6 1953—LaSalle 24, Ridseley 0 • 1954—LaSalle. 32, Ridgeley 6 LaSalle — Won 10 Ridgeley — Won •. 4 Ties 0 Total H A llegany-Elkins Football Series 1921—Elkins 48, Allegany 0 1949—AUegany 28, Elkins 13 1950—Elkins 12, Allegany 6 1951—Allesany 28, Elkins 0 1952—(14-14 tie) 1953—Allegany 20, Elkins 0 1S54— Alleeany 12, Elkins 0 Allegany — Won < Elkins — Won 2 Tics ; 1' Total Alabama has had 55 first team players selected on the All-Southern 'and All-Southeastern Conference squads since 1925. Sweeping to: victory over Caribou on the Savoy'alleys, the paging Antelopes maintained their j four-game, lead Tin the Outdoor Club-Bowling League, as runnerup <fe Elks also won via shutout, defeat- **'ing Deer.-; :V Jn' the other match: -Moose-- blanked the Rams. ' -Joe Leighty of the Elks was the week's top bomber with a 512 set. He also had a 171 game. Other leiding scorers were •. Warren Bolinger, '185-50S, '•: Antelopes: Ace Smith, 1M-417. CJrlbcu; John ,-Reit- 'rneier, 1M-493, Deer; Eddie'Bel- foure. 157-450, M6os«. «nd Jerry Hopcrpft, .1904M/,, Ram*. ,> Standings: • ".••' .- ' '5- •.••'':-,*/-':''••'•-, '•>$ • ' W t V- • .. W t , jam ...."'.". '« iMtor -'' J* Kami ....... 1J H C»rilM>» ..... T» •Ainghamton, N. Y./led the East- erh League baseball" teams in Attendance during 1»5 Irith K 89,5W home fans. It was an increase of «J.3o«ovef ISM.' •"'••'"• '•'• KELLY EXPLORER """ rft Sat* Tin That Licks W'nUtt EXPLORER Monies! NIW POSITIVE PULL in snow, mud, and sand. NIW GRIP on icy or rain-swept roads. NEW TUBELESS SAFETY from punctures or blow* ouo. NON-DIRECTIONAL — sure traction forward Of reverse. Smooth rolling on pavements. Also ovailoblt in whrt»wo/l TUBELESS TIRE SERVICE HEADQUARTERS KELLY TIRE SERVICE 111 Sulk Mtchink Slrwi TtbpkoM PA 4-0300 USE OUR BUDGET PLAN AND PAY AS YOU RIDE Wildcats Face Toughest Foe At Richmond Furman, which hasn't won a game, will be the final Wildcat! opponent. Expected To Pass MARYLAND'S 'COVER BOY'—Bob Pellegrini (above), University of Maryland's top candidate for Ail-American honors, occupies the cover of the issue of Sports Illustrated which hits the newsstands today. Pellegrini, who was'switched from guard to center this season by coach Jim Tatum, has been drawing rave notices all season with his great-blocking and tackling. Jackie Robinson Due Salary Slash If He Plays In 1956 By FRANK ECK AP Newsfeatures Sports Editor BROOKLYN, N. Y. — If Jack Robinson, baseball's most controversial player, hopes to serve his tenth season in the major leagues next year he will have to take a big pay slash. That's the word from the front office of the world champion Brooklyn Dodgers. "I'm on his (Robinson's) side but he knows how I feel," says E. J. (Buzzie) Bavasi, Dodger vice president who signs players to contracts. "He'll have to take a cut. He's got to remember he had a poor season. He will get a contract deserving of a .256 hitter. Isn't that what he hit? "I'm fed up with his popping off. He tells newspapermen he's coming into see me about this and that. Well, why doesn't he come to see me before he pops off." The day after the Dodgers won their first World Series by beating the Yankees in the seventh and deciding game, Robinson said, "I'm in a position where I don't have to accept a cut or rely on baseball. I can't see myself ^ cepting a big salary slash." "Well," Bavasi replies, "if he's got such good outside offers he better take them,". Robinson reportedly receives $37,500 for 1955, a slight cut over his previous year's salary. If Brooklyn expects to cut Kobby the full 25 per cent allowed .under baseball law he would be playing for about $28,000 in 1956—if he plays Robinson, the fleet-footed athlete from UCLA who broke through the big league color barrier in 1947, has 'said if Brooklyn traded him he would play only for the New York Giants or quit. Washington Manager Chuck Dressen has said he wouid like Robinson for the Senators and at one time this year it was reported that the Philadelphia Phillies were interested. Bavasi infers that Robby will not be traded. Baseball officials throughout the National League fee! that Robinson has himself to blame for his numerous squabbles. By The Associated Press Coach Of First £ Passing Eleven " To Be Honored j - r: MIDDLETOWN, Conn.-(INS)^ Howard R. (Bosey) Reiter/tfie coach whose Weslcyan team .Xitfjfe Davidson's [Wildcats experienc-j th fi t to } the m ^ m ing one of their finest seasons in f rf in football. wilCS» top schools football history. meet honored & re Saturday at Uieir toughest test Saturday vrhen| Uams . Wesl they invade Richmond. Davidson 'has an over-all record With the 84-year-old forj igame.- . Reiter, a Princeton alumnus j later coach at Lehigh for 30 ye coached. Wesley an from 1905 to»*li and taught the overhand sj^^t pass to his squad the year it was 21 to 0. Coach Bill Dole indicates his jmade legal for the college gi team may depend largely on pass-j He had perfected the ing against the up-and-down Spi-} wni i e player-coach of Cofflte ' ri - ] Mack's old" Philadelphia AthlefiB. . The Wildcats lead the •Southern| one O f the early professional «M Conference in passing with more (teams. Sammy Moore threw ^Be than 1,000 yards. And yesterday first pass to"lrvin Van Tasstfl. they practiced passing. The play was good for 18-yJgjgs- Richmond tried out its pass de-lbut it didn't help much. Yale'woi, "ense against Wildcat pass pat- - • - ,^ :erns and Spider Coach Ed Merrick didn't like the results. George Washington, likewise, stressed pass defense for Friday night's test in Washington against :eventh-ratcd and unbeaten West Virginia. " West Virginia was to arrive in Washington today and work out in Griffith Stadium tonight. The Mountaineers will be without third string center Barry Blake, who has a sore throat. Tech Has Hard' Drill Virginia Tech held its last hard drill -before facing Clemsooi's once-beaten Tigers Saturday at Roanoke, Va. Washington & Lee's sophomore quarterback. Al Gitter.' rejoined the Generals squad yesterday after quitting Tuesday. At the same time, it was learned that center Dickey Johnson and fullback Alex Platt were through for the season because of injuries. W & L goes to Hampden-Sydney Saturday. 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