Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on September 10, 1972 · Page 80
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 80

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, September 10, 1972
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ICHARLESTONTOMORGANTOWN Mountaineer Football Special 20 ° PER PERSON ROUND TRIP. ARRIVE IN MORGANTOWN IN 45 MINUTES Tickets Available Sponsored by W. Va. Alumni Association SPECIAL RATES FOR /FT AWAY GAMES ' , CHAS. TO PITTSBURGH'S [·CHAS.TOCHARLOTTESVILLE 5 30 All round trip fares The Poca Dots I For reservations Phone 342-1212 Nighl 744.9591 344-8484 WITH Poca Dots Throning Blocks WINNING TEAM TO REACH THAT GOAL! · 8.71% Interest On A 5 Year Accumulator Savings Certificate · Loans From 800.00 to 20,000.00 Available. KANAWHA CITY SAVINGS LOAN 40th Street MacCorkle Ave. Kanawha City Phone 925-1117 A Subsidiary of Diversified Mountaineer Corp. 24F POCA-"We have some good sophomore players and they will play a lot for us," said Poca High football coach Don Jennings. A couple of sophomores, Tim Withrow and Kerry Willard, have moved into the starting halfback spots for Poca. Withrow weighs 165 pounds and Willard-155 pounds. "Withrow is going to be a good football player, no question about it," Jennings said. "Willard is a little slow but he has the desire." The Poca coach added, "Our biggest disadvantage is lack of speed. We don't have 'the breakaway backs." To help overcome the lack of speed, two members of the track squad have gone out for football for the first time. They are senior halfback John .Jones (140 pounds) and end Benny Augusta (150). COACH JENNINGS has named three tri-captains to provide leadership to the young Poca team. They are middle guard and tight end Paul Miller (180), fullback Butch Thompson (165) and linebacker Rocky Asbury (160). Other returning regulars for the Dots are tackle Gene Atkinson (225), center Ronnie King (250), quarterback Rick Darby (140) and guard Greg Whitt(170). Darby is the son of assistant coach Dick Darby. Several seniors whom | Jennings counted upon quit the team. "They wanted to practice just when they felt like it," the coach "com- mented. "We expected 68 boys this season and we are down to 26." Jennings coached at Buffalo High of Putnam the last four years and his teams posted a 22-15-3 record. He moved to Poca this year when coach Dick Darby decided to step down. "Dick came down and told me that he didn't want to be the head coach anymore. He asked me if I wanted the job, and I did," Jennings said. Jennings was an assistant under Darby for five years at Poca. Now Darby is helping Jennings. Poca had a 1-6-1 record last season. "Our goal is to improve upon that this year and I think we can," Jennings remarked. POCA AT A GLANCE Coach: Don Jennings. 1971 Record: 1-8-1. 1972 Outlook: Inexperienced Dots have hopes of improving on last year's record but their chances of a winning season are not too good. Many seniors have quit or were kicked off squad. Poca will be counting heavily on sophomores. 1972 Schedule 1971 Score Sept. 8 Charleston Catholic, away u^g Sept. 15 Huntington Vinsoh, away DNP Sept.22 GauleyBridge,home ,, iwa Sept. 29 Guyan Valley, home .2242 Oct.7 Buffalo of Putnam, away 9-12 Oct. 14 Duval, away 31.22 Oct. 20 Milton, home , Oct. 27 Hurricane, away .'. Nov. 3 Sissonville, home . Nov. 10 Winfield, home . ' 2 4 - 4 9 Sunday Gazette-Mail

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