Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on August 24, 1975 · Page 84
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August 24, 1975

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 84

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--Avgiul24,1975 PAUL MILAM.. .Standout Pioneer Receiver PLAN I RON MAN ACT Small Band Of Indians Stressing Conditioning East Bank Already Struck By 600 Pounds Of Injuries! »- East Bank High School football teams 'Iiave a tradition of big. strong linemen. ;» The Pioneers were well stocked again this ^ year-- until the injury bug struck. £,. "We had three regulars in the middle of * Jhe line wiped out before the season startled." said new East Bank coach Joe Craf- Sley. "The line was the least of my worries. **fhen all of a sudden, we're missing 600 *~ Larry Pack, a 225-pound regular tackle. I -hurt his leg playing softball and is out for ;lhe season. David Slack, a 195-pound regular guard, has atrophy in his shoulder and .-won't play this year. ^ Howie Harris, a 235-pound regular tac- jcle, is on crutches after suffering a torn ^iartilage in his leg in a construction inju- y. Harris probably will miss the first cou- yle of games but should play later in the season. ." The Pioneers are not completely devoid of linemen. They have senior tackles Sam (195 pounds) and Jimmy Rogers ,3 232) and center Mike Calhoun ( 180). Craf-fey is counting on two sophomores, Ray- -Jnond Barron (160) and Perry Nichols "·160), to play guards and another sophomore. Richard Cooper (225), to help oui at ^/tackle. ^., "We have 24 sophomores and they are ·"'pretty talented kids but untested," said East Bank JOE CRAFFEY 1st Year: 1974: 64 1975 SCHEDULE Date -- Opponent (74' Score) Site Aug. 29.--DuPont (dnp) Home Sept. 5 -Oak Hill (41-0) Away 19 - Logan (42-7) ...Home 27 - G. Washington (13-0). Away Oct. 3 - Charleston (14-6) Away 10 -- Barboursville (40-46). Awav 17 - Stonewall (9-34) Home 24 - Bluefield 17-21 Home 31-St. Albans (34-31) Home Nov. 7 - Hoover (3-21) Home Home games 8 p.m. Craffey. "They are going to be tested in a hurry. One good thing about it is that NA I V " " $ 'JO-:- ^ WHERE THE ACTION IS Sonny's Mod Shop "SUPER STORE" HIGH STYLE CLOTHING FOR THE DUDE'S AND THE CHICKS/ they will get some experience fast and we'll have them around for three years." Craffey's frown over his line injuries turns to a smile when he talks about his backfield. "Our backfield is in good shape, very good shape," he commented. Quarterback Grey Payne, who tossed 11 touchdown passes last year, returns to guide the Pioneers' wishbone attack. The Pioneers have experienced running backs in halfbacks Sylvester Jones (160) and Wiley Hubbard (170) and fullback Rok Hoblitzell (185). Joe Hall (170) and Joe O'Neal (175) also played last year. The Pioneers are also well fixed at ends with Paul Milam (160), Ken Mitchell (155), James Williams (170) and Buddy Cook (180). "In our skilled positions, quarterback and receivers, we are in good shape," Craffey said. "The line is the question mark. I'd feel a lot better if Harris could play." The Pioneers posted a 6-4 record last year under Don Arthur, who resigned to become an assistant coach at Marshall University. Lost by graduation were such fine players as halfback Bobby Campbell, guard Kevin Radcliffe and kicker Paul Engle. Craffey thought he had a replacement .for Engle in John Moore, a sophomore who kicked 35 and 38-yard field goals in junior high. But Moore tore a ligament in his leg and is out for the season. The Pioneers will open their season at home Aug. 29 against DuPont. This will be the first game between East Bank and DuPont in 15 years. The series between the cross river rivals was halted after a brawl at a game. The age of specialized football... DEFENSIVE backs, OFFENSIVE backs ... OFFENSIVE guards, MIDDLE guards . . . place kickers, punters and kick-off kickers. Football strategists call it progress ... Forest Mann calls it luxury. "Specialists?," Mann said, "not us. We don't even play two-platoon football. Almost all our regulars go both ways ... they have to. "But. one platoon football is nothing new for us. We've almost always had to play it that way. That's just how things are. We've done it before and we'll do it again, so there isn't any use in crying about it." Instead, Mann has his Sissonville Indians 'running about it.' "Since we have so many players going both ways we've really worked on conditioning," Mann said. "We've been running an awful lot. We're just working on flat out conditioning." The Indians are keeping their fingers crossed hoping it will work, too. "It had better work," Mann said, "because right now we only have 15 players that I can depend on. The rest? Well, they have potential but they don't have any experience." Leading the way will be senior quarterback Kemp Kelly. "Kemp really came on for us last season," Mann said. "Our regular quarterback got injured and Kelly stepped in and started the last five games. And, we won three of them. "We're hoping the backfield will be one of our strengths since we have three regulars returning." Joining Kelly will be halfback Billy Kelly and fullback Randy Asbury. Sissonville won't always run the ball, however. "No, we'll throw some play action passes, too," Mann said. "We have a split end (Kevin Cain) coming back so we'll be able to pass." Mann has a nucleus to build an offensive line around, too. "We lost three good seniors off the line, so we have two or three gaps to fill," Mann said. "But we have people we feel can do the job." Returning will be guard Greg Spradling and tackles Tim Boggs and Mike Parsons. Basically the same individuals hold forth on defense. "We have good experience overall, but we're very light when it comes to depth," Mann said. "The best part though is our attitude. I'm very impressed with that. "Right now they have the confident type of attitude you've got to have if you're going to win. And, that means a lot." Pioneers · WATER BEDS BEAN BAGS RETURNING REGULARS Player ...................................... Poj. Gr. James Williams .......................... E 12 Howie Harris .............................. T 12 Sylvester Jones .......................... HB 12 RokHoblitzell..:-. ........................ FB 12 Greg Payne ............................... QB 12 Paul Milam ................................. E 11 OTHER LETTERMEN Pl»y«r ...................................... Poi. Gr Buddy Cook ................................ E 11 Sam Hope... ......................... : ...... T 12 Jimmy Rogers ............................ T 12 Joe Hall ..................................... HB 12 Wiley HuDbard ........................... HB 11 Joe O'Neal ................................. FB 12 Ken Mitchell ............................... E 11 TOP PROSPECTS Pl«y«r ..................... . ............ _..Poi. Or. Raymond Barron ........................ G 10 Perry Nichols ............................. G 10 Mite Calhoun .............................. C 12 Richard Cooper ................ . .......... T 10 Ht. 5-11 6-4W 5-6 6-1 6-1 5-10 HI. 6-1 6-0 5-10 5-7 5-10 5-9 5-10 HI. 5-9 5-9 6-0 5-10 SONNY'S MOD SHOP 103 SUMMERS ST. e CHARLESTON · PN. 346-9157 Open Mon. 9 to 9 + Open Fri, 9 to 9 Calvert, '33-'42 Calvert Field at East Bank was named in honor of the Pioneers' 1933-'42 coach. Bill Calvert. whose teams won 64 games while losing only 22 and tying nine. Lewis Hardware Passes The Savings] On To You! West Virginia's Largest 6B3BI hand tool Department COMMERCIAL ACCOUNTS WELCOME! / ·y ^C^. iiu. r i - i / £ I D C \^ · Strong fiberglass handle with non-slip cushion grip · The hammer that will never lose its head STANLEY TRIMMING PLANE H101P · Small, light plane for trimming · Adjustable blade STANLEY son. 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Washington (0-8) ..Away 13 - Nitro (0-21) Homp 20 - DuPont (0-6) Home 27 -- South Chas. -34) Home Oct. 4 - Dunbar (12-20) Home 11 Ripley (25-13) Home 17 - Catholic (35-0) Away 24 - Hoover (10-12) Away 31 Buffalo Wayne (33-8) Away Nov. 7 -- Ravenswood (6-40) Away Home games 2 p.m. CHARLIE KING ·AMGEI, CHARLESTON Indians Wt. 170 . 235'' 160 15 175 160 Wt. 180 195 232 170 170 175 155 Wt. 160 160 ISO 225 RETURNING REGULARS Pl«y«- PBI. Yr. Ht. Greg Spradling G-LB Sr. 6-0 Tim Boggs T Sr. 6-2 Bill Kelly HB Sr. 5-8 Randy Asbury FB Jr. 6-0 Mike Parsons T Sr. 6-1 Kevin Cain SE Sr. 6-2 Kemp Kelly ::QB Sr. 6-1 Randy Ashley DHB 5r. 5-10 OTHER LETTERMEN Pliyw Poi. Yr. Ht. Dean Henson C. Sr. 5-10 Steve Henson TE Jr. 6-1 Kevin Games HB Jr. 5-7 Mike Saunders FB-FL Sr. 5-7 Danny Linkenauger G Sr. 6-1 John Good TE Jr. 6-1 TOP PROSPECTS Pliyir Poi. Yr. Ht. Maxie Wills C Jr. 5-10 David Boggess HB Jr. 5-9 Bo Miller G Jr. 5-10 MAC McMILLION NmGER-NONTGOMERY KING SIZE JOELEROSI MANAGER, ST. 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