Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on August 24, 1975 · Page 93
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August 24, 1975

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 93

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, 1975 Si Black Eagle Goal: Improve Top Mark Of Last 1 9 Years Last season's 6-4 record was the best South Charleston mark in 19 years. So what does coach Homer Criddle plan for '75? "We hope to better last year's record." the fifth-year coach said. "We may have had the best record in 19 years last year, but I think we can do even better. Of course, you're always optimistic. You always think you can do better than the year before." But. it makes things nicer when you have a reason to be optimistic. And. Criddle does. The Black Eagles have 14 regulars returning to their old positions and able-bodied reserves ready to fill any vacated spots. "Our offense should be pretty solid." Criddle said. "Our line will be so will our backfield. We'll have pretty fair depth in the backfield. too." Expected to man the front line are tackles Mike Miller and Mike Galvin. guards Rob Wick and Mike McMillion and end Bruce Gallagher. Center and the other end are the only positions to be filled by unproven personel. The backfield will be a veteran crew with quarterback Steve Jones. All-State , tailback Robert Alexander, fullback D u Polcari and wingback Donnie Woolwine SC's defense isn't quite as secure, how. ever. "We're looking for a pair of ends and a tackle on defense." Criddle said. "But we ; have veterans at linebacker and in the secondary, so that will be our strength on defense." ." Criddle plans on using the same offense ·S. Charleston HOMER CRIDDLE 5th Year: 18-21 1974:6-4 197S SCHEDULE Dtte - Opponent ('74 Score) Site Aug. 29 - Webster (dnp) Home Sept. 5 - DuPont (6-12) Away 12 -- Hoover (30-8) Away 19 - G. Washington (0-6) ..Home 27 -- Sissonville (34-7)....:.. Away Oct. 3 - Stonewall] (12-14) Home 10 -- Charleston (dnp) Home 18-St. Albans (21-6) Away Nov. 1 - Nitro (14-7) Away 8 - Dunbar (12-13) Home Home games 8 p.m. except Dunbai 2 p m. S. C. Records South Charleston's Black Eagles scored 239 points last season, settling a 20-vear high. The tSefease allowed ody 79. the lowest mark since the school's slate's championship team of 1945 allowed 52 points Parsons, Jarrett WukoLt^esi coach in Ssooewail High School history is Russ Parsons 1944-"55) with 77 victories. Closest to him is one of bis f onner players and the Generals' present coach. Bill Jar:ett, who has 59 victories. "Make No Mistake" * Converse SHOES ARE REGULARLY PRICED BELOW OTHERS' SO-CALLED DISCOUNTS! At McClung Morgan SMthCharleitMSt.ANMns ROBERT ALEXANDER . . . Eagles' All-Stater and defense as last year. And, for gooa reason. The offense averaged 23.9 points a game second best in the KVC. and the defense yielded just 7.9 points an outing, third best in the conference. The key to the offense was tailback Al- exander, who rambled for 1,635 yards on 262 carries for a 6.2 average. The 6-1,180 pound speedster also led the KVC in scoring with 150 points on 25 touchdowns. And, he's only a junior this year! Robert isn't SC's only ground threat, however. Last season Woolwine rushed for 137 yards and a 6.2 average and John Withrow raced for 136 yards and a spectacular 10.5 average. The Black Eagles also have kicker Mark Lyons back to boost their attack. Lyons booted 22 extra points and a field goal last season. The defense will again be anchored by stellar tackle Mike Miller and hard-nosed middle guard Greg McCollum. With those kind of players returning. South Charleston has good reason to be optimistic. Here's Your Favorite... \\ tr COACH IN NOT 5, NOT 6, BUT Black Eagles Coach · White · Black · Green t Navy · Red · Gold · Purple · Light Blue Men's Sizes: 6 to 13 Boys' Sizes: 2 V? to 6 We Sell More CONVERSE Than Almost Anybody Around Here Colors At Only 8 ·FASTBREAK Fayetteville Optimistic-If No Injuries RETURNING REGULARS Pliyir Pfll. Yr. HI. Robert Alexander RB Jr 6-1 Bruce Gallagher E 5r 6-1 Mike Woolwine RB Sr 5-11 Sieve Jones QB Sr 6-0 in White or Black at Only $C95 5 Wt. IN 200 170 165 Mark Lyons ................................ K Sr 6-1 160 Grog McCollum ....................... MG Sr. 5-9 195 Mike Miller ................................. T Sr 6-2 225 Sieve Miller ................................ S Jr 6-0 170 Dan Polcari ............................... Lb Sr 5-10 190 Rob Wick ................................. G-LB Sr 5-10 185 Bill Wilhrow .............................. DB Sr. 5-9 170 John Wilhrow ...................... ....... DB Sr 5-9 170 Oonnie Woolwine ..................... :..RB Sr 5-ql 170 Mike McMillion .................. ....G-LB Sr. 5-11 195 (DOUR PRICE IS LOW! (2) OUR SELECTION of SIZES COLORS Is Always LARGE! Fayettev/7/e COACH: Paul McKown (ninth year, ' 47-34-4) - 1974 RECORD: 5-5 : TOP RETURNEES: Mike McKown (FB. Sr.. 5-11.190). David Selvey (HB. Sr., 5-8. 150). Virgil Underwood (HB, Sr., 5-8, " 155), Lee Hornsby (C, Sr.. 5-11,190), Jody McKown (QB. Jr.. 5-10.155). Mark Haynie (E, Jr.. 6-3.180). Allen Prater (T, Jr., 6-1, 195), Shane Canterbury (E. Jr.. 5-11.150). TOP NEWCOMERS: Winston O'Neal (T; So.. 6-1.185). Mark Collins (E, Sr., 6-2, . 185), Tim Naylor (E, Sr., 6-0, 195). OUTLOOK: Like any other coach, Paul McKown is wary of injuries that could spoil the hopps of his learn this season. The veteran Fayetleville coach hus rwrni memory of liow a key injury can alter Hie plans. Last year fullback Mike McKown missed three-quarters of the season with a broken arm. But this year with good v health, the coach feels both Mike and quarterback Jody McKown are possible all-starters. "If we can keep all the boys healthy we could have a good year," Coach McKown. "We're optimistic because of the experienced receivers and backs," the coach remarked. "We'll throw the ball a lot. It could be a real exciting team, with the potential to put points on the Scoreboard." HAYETTEVILLE Aug. 30, Sophia, H, Sept. 5, Trap Hill, H; 19, Mounl Hope, A, 26, OaK Hill, A; Oct. 3, Ansted, A; 10, Gauley · Bridge. H, 18, Lookout, H; 25, Summersville, A; Nov 1, Vjliens. H. Gauley Bridge COACH: Mike Morrison (seventh year. 27-30-3) 1974 RECORD: 5 5 TOP RETURNEES: Mark Grimmett (QB. Jr.. 6-1.170). Jeff Boley (T, Jr., 6-1, 180). Chad Hodge (C. Jr., 5-8, 195). Carl Winston (SE. Sr.. 5-8, 150) Steve Morris . (TE. Jr.. 5-10.160). Robert Kenen,(T. Sr.. ; 5-11. 170). Coy Miller (G. Jr.. 6-0,160). Al- fonso Allen (DHB. Jr.. 6-0. 155). TOP NEWCOMERS: Tim Woods (QB- HB. So.. 6-0. 165). Jeff Hildebrand (TE, So.. 6-0. 165), Scott Blackwell DHB, Jr.. 6-1, 150i, Eddie Young (QB-DHB, So., 5-10, 145). OUTLOOK: Gauley Bridge was only 5-5 last season, but the fact that the Travellers won five of their last six offers plenty of hope to Coach Mike Morrison. "We have a good nucleus back," says Morrison, "however we have several outstanding players that will get a late start in practicing this fall and this could hurt us early. Plus we have lost half of our coaching staff and this will definitely hurt us. Consequently we're now working to improve our strengths and hoping we will become a more balanced team as the season progresses. "I feel it will be just a matter of time before a Coy Miller. Jeff Boley, Chad Hodge. Steve Morris or a Robert Keenan catches on fire and says 'We will.' And 1 ,believe then 'we will' be tough to beat." Aug 29, Ansted, A; Sept, 5 Lookout, H; 12, Webster, A; 26, Richwood, A; Oct. l Summersville, H; 10, Fayetteville, A; 17, Montgomery, H; 24, Sophia, A; 31, Clay, H; Nov. 7, Clear Fork, H. he says "but I hesitate to predict until 1 see what kind of desire is produced We uana Bowyer definitely look to be weaker in the back- t£^TM field because of lack of speed." GREENBRIER EAST AU.J j 1 *. UiiX Hin u, ici)i 12, Bcckley, A; 20, Sum- ''i. 1 . H. ;6. i.i-iiMjlpn. va.. A, Ocl.J, Hmloh, A; 10, Mike Ma;clla.... jicvc McF-ann... ;icvi* Parkins.. Bub F'atc : Hokan . ,, . . . .. , c . , m o , ; , , , u,. r i |p k.chwood. H. i;. Biuehcld, A. VJ , Prinelon. A; Nov. I, M '", k " u ,? r ' c, Allcyhany. Va.. H . 8 . Greenbrier West, H. ' n",LsK END OF MODEL ...Poi Yr. HI. G Sr 5-11 .DB-RB Sr 5-10 . . . . T Jr 6-1 C Sr 6-0 ....RB Sr 5-8 G . Sr 5-9 DB Sr 5-8 .. ,DE Jr 5-11 DB Jr 5-10 ..DE-OT Sr 6-1 G Sr 5.11 7th Ave. D St. South Charleston 121 Main St. Saint Albans Greenbrier East COACH: Robert Zopp (eighth year, 41-27-2) 1974 RECORD: 7-3 TOP RETURNERS: J. D. Fairchild (T, Sr., 6-3. 230), Kent King (S-HB, Sr., 5-11, 160). John McCutcheon (TE, Jr., 6-1,180), Lute Spence (G, Sr.. 5-11, 170), Charlie White (G. Sr.. 5-9, 170). Frank Freeman (QB, Sr.. 5-10,155). J. J. Cole (FB-CB, Sr., 5-11. 1801. Curt Smith (E, Sr., 6-2, 175). TOP NEWCOMERS: Wally Seams (FB, Jr.. 6-1.180), Lenny Marshall (QB, Jr., 6-0. 150), Mitch Morgan (E, Jr.. 6-2,175). Rick Galloway (HB. Jr., 5-11, 165). OUTLOOK: Coach Robert Zopp has 75. hopefuls to work with as he begins his 19th year as a head coach, the last seven at Greenbrier East. "Overall we seem to have more size than what we have had in previous years," ·EDUCATION ·HOMEMPROVEMENT ·HEWCAR ·BHi CONSOUDATION ·101 OTHER REASONS -WHATEVER YOUR REASON GIVE US A CHANCE TO HELP CALL US AT 344-9891 OR STOP BY TO SEE ONE OF OUR LOAN OFFICERS. THE GUflRflNTY BflNK 1625 Washington Street East · Charleston, West Virginia TRADESMAN VAN 1 DODGE VANS SELECT YOURS NOW FROM ^ * WEST VIRGINIA'S LARGEST SELECTION OVER 100 IN STOCK MEMBER FDIC SPORTSMAN WAGON HO REASONABLE OFFER REFUSED PLUS YOU GET CASH REBATE PATRICK PLAZA DODGE PATRICK ST. PLAZA. PHONE 343-5*23

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