The Pittsburgh Courier from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on December 10, 1955 · Page 30
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The Pittsburgh Courier from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · Page 30

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Saturday, December 10, 1955
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THE PITTSBURGH COURIER Oee. 10, 1951 Si C2 F(5 .It 30 lift l': 1 . Jr.: A is IKS BBillMunnJn ! Grid Seasons Leave Memories Every football season has its memories, and the grid campaign that just passed was no exception. From September until the last of November the pigskin took many strange bounces. And as the ball bounced there was excitement . . . disillusionment and the unexpected occurrences that can never be predicted before the season actually gets under way. While covering games all over the country and see ing some of the top teams in the nation perform, this reporter was impressed with many things. Quite a few are listed below. William Charles Patton, senior Tennessee State University guard impressed me as being the top lineman in Negro college football. The best all - around back I saw was John Samples, versatile Maryland State halfback, but the most explosive twosome were the galloping twins of Florida A. & M., Willie Galimore and Adolphus Frazier. llardiman Curcton of UCLA and Cal Jones, Iowa eaptain, lived up to pre - sea - son expectations. Both were strong Ail - American candidates in September and both were selected to the majority of these same teams in December . . . Biggest disappointment at all - star time was Lenny Moore of Penn State. However, despite a woefully weak line, Moore was still regarded as one of the best run ning backs in the East. Leo Brown, 160 - pound first string end for Ohio State's Big Ten champions, deserves plaudits for proving that a little man with talent can hold his own with the biggest . . . Another Brown, first name Sam, nickname "First Down," of UCLA, proved to be the biggest thief of the year. By stealing the starting role from Ronnie Knox, he sent to the bench one of the most publicized halfbacks in West Coast history. After dropping two early season games, Tennessee State University came back to win its last five. For that job it seems only fair to call Howard C. Gentry, first year coach at TSU, the mentor who made the greatest comeback over the season . . . CIAA coaches are still trying to figure out how to beat Maryland State and Vernon (Skip) McCain. After two years in the conference the Hawks have yet to be stopped Jby a CIAA team. A f - ' - ' & li UAL whitwilo h III' - MM!!!ISS $ jcnausaasr.Hninmi - What Was Biggest Olympic Upset? LOS ANGELES, Calif. Someone just asked me my opinion as to what was the biggest upset within my knowledge in the Olympic Games. I would say the time Harrison Dillard won the 100 meter dash in the 1948 Olympics in London. You may recall the fact that DiUard lost out In the final try - outs for the hurdles ... which was actually his best event. On the S.S. America bound for London, Harrison told a Courier writer that someone would Just have to move over for him In the 100 meters. The story was carried in the Courier, but no one paid too much attention to It . In the meantime, Coach Dean Cromwell told reporters on the boat that he was sure that Mel leiginiiinig TSU Lost Us Aces WASHINGTON, D. C. With the major conferences focusing their sights on visitation basketball, the 1956 sea - son whirled into action on Friday, Dec. 2, when no less than a score of teams moved along the path that leads to tournament time, next March, and the NAIA finale in Kansas City, early next April. Coach Edward H. Adams (Tuskegee, 1935) Is moaning because Ills 1955 national championship Texas - Southern five has all but vanished. Only one of his top ten men, thj six - foot eight - inch center, Bennie Swain, Is a member of the new cast. After skirmishes with Central College, Dec. 6, the Langston Lions of Coach C. F. (Zip) Gayles (Morehouse, 1924), tangle with Phillips University in Enid, Okla., on Dec. 10. The reported South west Conference activity winds up with the announcement that Wiley College and Grambling College met each other in their inaugural, Dec. 8. In the CIAA, championVirginia Union, coached by Tom Harris (Tuskegee, 1932), has four December dates, Maryland State, St Augustine's and Fort Lee (twice) are the early foes. A fifteen - game CIAA slate starts against Howard University, Jan. 6, 1956, at Richmond. The Fayetteville Broncos began a five - game pre - Yuletide card at home, with Hampton, Dec. 2. Shaw University, better balanced Patton would win the 100. Most ol the other experts were picking a speedster they called "Old Man" Barney Ewell. Dillard wasn't considered a real threat, although it was conceded he was the world's greatest hurdler. Well, when the starter's gun sounded, Barney was off like , a bullet. Harrison shot out like a jet. And Patton zoomed up like a comet. Near the finish line, Dillard shot the works. He charged forward like a thoroughbred, challenging Ewell. It ended up in a photo finish ... so close that Barney jumped up and down for joy, thinking that he was the winner. However, when the judges got their heads together and when the photos were checked, It was Harrison by a whisker. And Harrison Dillard, the most outstanding hurdler in the universe who couldn't even compete in his favorite event had been crowned as the world's fastest human! QrambDiimg Heats LScriftlers 2 - 21 (Continued from Page 2SJ went for 91 yards and was engineered by the pinpoint passing of quarterback Dennis Jefferson, intermingled with the spot running of Galimore. Jefferson found Holt clear ' on the four from where the 190 - pound, terminal went over to climax the drive. Alfred Miller's extra point try tied up the game at 7 - 7. It didn't take long for Florida to get rolling again.' Actually, the next time Florida got its hands on the ball on their own 49 they went to work with vengeance. This time the 51 - yard touch down drive took four plays and again the devastating right arm of Jefferson was the determining factor. Grambling took the ensuing Florida kickoff and drove right back down the field, 57 yards, to tie up the, ball game. Roach was the man who set up Grambling's third touchdown. The swift end intercepted a Jefferson pass on Florida's 41. Seven plays later the Tigers had gotten off in front again. Murray got credit for the TD, his second of the game, when he faked a pass and shot up the middle for the final eight yards of the drive. Again Murray added the extra point running the score to 21 - 14. As if possessed with the fiery horns of the devil the Rattlers grabbed the kickoff and proceeded to 68 in fourteen plays for what proved to be their last TD. Frazier was the man who provided the big spark for the Rat tiers' march. ' It was Frazier's run of 25 yards to the Grambling 18 that gave the drive momentum. He also finished what he started when he went into the end zone from the two - yard line. Miller's kick made it 21 - 21 and set , the stage for Qrambllng's winning touchdown in the final period. IFftmalL MatlnaMmall IFooMtfaalUL Mantimg By RIC ROBERTS MIAMI, Fla. Maryland State's Hawks mastered perfectly a 1955 schedule which, on the basis of its components, guaranteed the CIAA kings only 23.55 Courier double - rating points. Yet, here in the fabulous Orange Bowl, Saturday night, Grambling College's Tigers tamed the Florida A. and M. Rattlers, 28 - 41, and wound up a perfect season on a much tougher - slate (26.42 Double - R points) to hail a resplendent 26.42 quotient If the Orange Blossom event is recognized as being part of the championship season, as in other years, then Grambling, by reserve and prudence, lias established an invincible claim . . . overcrying Maryland State's constant 23.55 by 2.87 Double - R points. Schedule TEAM Potential 1. Grambling (10 - UO) 26.42 2. Md. State (9 - 0 - 0) 23.55 3. Fla. A. & M. (7 - 1 - 1) 26.71 4. Tenn. State (7 - 2 - 0) 27.14 5. Southern (7 - 2 - 1) 26.71 6. Langston (51 - 2) 25.21 7. N. Car. A. & T. (413) 26.57 8. Tex. Southern (6 - 2 - 1) 24.57 9. N. C. College (4 - 1 - 2) 23.17 10. Prairie View (7 - 2 - 1) 25.85 11. Kentucky State (7 - 2 - 0) 23.14 12. Delaware State (7 - 1 - 0) 19.57 13. Morgan State (6 - 2 - 0) 22.28 14. Virginia State (5 - 2 - 2) 25.71 15. Morris Brown (6 - 3 - 0) 25.14 Achieved Potential 26.42 23.55 23.50 22.92 22.21 21.28 21.92 20.85 19.88 20.85 19.35 17.42 18.21 19.35 18.92 Season's Deficit 0.00 0.00 8.21 4.22 4.50 3.93 4.65 3.72 3.29 5.00 3.79 2.13 4.07 6.21 6.22 Final Quotient 26.4& 23.55 20.29 18.70 17.71 17.35 mi 17.1S 16.59 15.85 15.56 15.27 14.14 12.99 12.70 CLARIFICATION The 23.65 Maryland State schedule - potential was computed on the following basis: She licked all opponents, including Hofstra (2 - 7 - 0) and V (1 - 6 - 1), but all her Negro college adversaries Wilkes. Hence both white colleges are waived. .'likes The Hawks Dlayed Derfectlv their card, trained every credit resident in that curd. to wit: A. and T.. 29.00 Courier Double - R Points: N. C. College, 29.00; Delaware State' (a first division team with no FD victories), 25.00; Shaw, 21.00; Hampton, 20.00. and Virginia Union, 19.00. Based on seven games, the foregoing aggregates 163.00 points. That figure - , divided by seven, gives us the final total of 23.85 points. this year, opened a twenty - three game card, Dec. 2, against Virginia State at Raleigh. St. Augustine's debut was set with Dela ware State, Section 1. The Hor nets will have a veteran cast for the clever Coach Eddie Jackson to hone. Hampton's twenty - two game menu smarted ' at home, against Shaw, Dec. 6. Bluefield and Winston - Salem opened at Winston - Salem, Dec. 6. West Virginia State will play seven games with white fives in the home state, and engage in seventeen with CIAA members. It will enter the West Virginia Conference tournament. Morgan opens against Howard University, Dec 9, in a nineteen - game array. Tennessee State, kingpin of the Midwest Conference and the nation, until TSU took over, last spring, moves into full gear, Dec. 10 and 11, when Coach John Mo Lendon's team meets North Carolina College, at Durham. Lincoln of Missouri began action, Dec. 2, with Nebraska Wesleyan. The Jackson College Tigers were set to launch a twenty - five game sea son, Dec. 6, at Natchez College. The 1955 quintet won 18, lost 6. Thus, they are moving toward the January campaign, from Texas to Pennsylvania, with pre - Christmas engagements. Thii offer it for rural and smell community. Not available to newsboy or newsgirls in largo metropolitan cities you m 2yem of amok over you qualify tomaks akney in you? sfarg tims as a Salesman for tub YDUCttJ EARN FROM EACH WEEK FOR A FEW you sea FLASHUOtfTS KUWTA.') fENS 6ASJTBWiS BILL FOLDS tmrmm w msn 0 i WWWWH COUR1IK4PUILISHIN6 CO., Im. - CMCCtATfDtt OEPI 9, 0. tOX 1 121 fimiuRftHictA.' a - . - 1 V - '

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