Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on September 10, 1972 · Page 82
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 82

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, September 10, 1972
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HURRlCANE-Coach Jack Coyner has his fingers crossed about the wish-bone offense Hurricane High School will use this season. He also has a couple of aces in the hole if the wish-bone pulls apart. "We've been working on it, n Coach Has Fingers CrossedonWishboe but we really can't tell how successful the wish-bone will be u n t i l we use it," said Coyner. "But, we have enough offense t h a t , if it doesn't work, it won't destroy us." That's where his a c e s -- q u a r t e r b a c k Jerry S m i t h a n d t a i l b a c k T i m Beach--come into play. Smith is a junior who suffered through seven games last year before f i n d i n g himself. * "It's hard to play a sophomore at quarterback because the j u n i o r s and Complete Banking Services Auto to Vacation LOOPS Sovingi Accounts NOW -NO CHARGE fOP. CHECKING ACCOUNT StKVICEl MINIMUM il (W Our NBW Sank Buiidmg- W» Ar« Moving In October City National Bank 4000 MucCorkU Ave., S. I., Choi OPEN SATUdDAr » 'til U OPEN FRIDAYS 9 A.M 'til 7 P M seniors don't look up to him as t h e y s h o u l d , " C o y n e r reasoned. "But, he did an adequate job and then really came through the last three games." In one of the games, a v i c t o r y over a r c h - r i v a l Milton, the 5-10, 145-pound quarterback completed 13 of 14 passes for one touchdown and more than 150 yards. "The only one he didn't complete was dropped," Coyner noted. The other ace--Beach--is a three-year regular. "He was first team as a sophomore and the only sophomore starter when we had a 7-3 record my first year here," Coyner said. ''He's really a fullback type (5-9, 180) except he has more speed than most fullbacks. He runs a 4.8 40-yard dash in shorts although his legs are thick and strong." BUFFALO-PUTNAM AT A GLANCE Coach: Harold Erwin 1971 Record: 3-6-1 1972 Prospects: The Bisons are smaller and more inexperienced than a year ago when they competed reasonably well against such teams as Duval (0-6 loss), Hurricane (0-12 loss) and ft infield (0-19 loss). With a new coach, new system and same schedule, the Bisons' losing margins are expected to get bigger until the sophomores are able to carry their load 1972 Schedule «*,,» i A t, · 1971 Score Sept. I A. Hurricane. Sept. 9 Sept. 23 Sept. 29 Oct. 7 Oct. 12 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 4 Nov. U Buffalo Builds Team With 17 Sophomores , H, Parkersburg Catholic ..... '.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. .14-28 H. Hamiin ............... ' ' " ' ' Spencer 12-0 A, Winfield "" ' 0 . 19 A. Seth 22-g A, Duval Q_g H, Wahama (day) J2-33 HOW MUCH GREAT PIZZA CAN WO EAT? Find ouf for just $j29 At the PIZZA HUT Smorgasbord SERVE MORE PIZZA THAN ANYONE ELSE IN THE WORLD. All the pizza you can eat, for only $1.29 Children 5-1269 c Under 5 Free! Every Monday From 5 to 9 26F 3 LOCATIONS 4225 Mnc Co,ldeAve.SE. 5021 MotC o r Ue Ave.SW. 500 M.cCorMe Av, BUFFALO--How does a coach build a football team with only five seniors and eight juniors? He doesn't. He builds the team with 17 sophomores. That's the situation facing rookie head coach Harold Erwin at Buffalo of Putnam. After serving as assistant coach the past two years, Erwin faces a building job and he p l a n s to do it w i t h sophomores. "Right off hand, I'd say it's going to be a pretty rough season," E r w i n a d m i t s . "We're small and we don't have many boys back from last year." Although not many regulars return from the 3-li-l team of 1 9 7 1 , E r w i n h a s n u m b e r s -- s o m e t h i n g t h e school hasn't had the last four or five years. "Actually it's a good turnout, especially among the sophomores," he'says. "The past two years, we've had between 20 and 23 boys out for football. This year we have 34 or 35 o u t , i n c l u d i n g 17 sophomores." . Among the sophomores are quarterback George Glasgow, 5-11, 155-pounder who is expected to direct the Bisons' attack this season, and Mark Burch, 5-8,140-pound halfback who also is ticketed for a starting job. Largest Crowd S a w W V U W i n The largest crowd In West Virginia football history was the estimated 38,500" that watched West Virginia's 20-9 victory over old rival Pitt s b u r g h l a s t y e a r a t Morgantown. Most of the crowd went away happy in the knowledge that it was the fourth victory for WVU over Pitt in the last f i v e m e e t i n g s . O v e r a l l , however, the pesky Panthers hold a whopping 4;!-20-l edge the series. Fodor Is iN a tiled Quarterback Mark Fodor of Morgantown was named offensive captain of the 1971 Class AAA All-State football team. Fodor completed 114 of 222 passes for 1,629 yards and set a state schoolboy record for most touchdown passes in a single season--21. ONLY FOUR regulars return on offense-5-9, 170- pound junior end Russell Williams, 5-10, 155-pound senior guard Jimmy Moore, 59, 170-pound senior guard Greg Porter and 5-7, 130- pound senior halfback Gary Casto. Three of them were starters on defense last year--Casto at end, Moore at lineback and Raynes at halfback. They're joined by two other returning regulars--5-9, 140-pound junior end Lewis Hypes and 61, 165-pound senior guard James Dunn. "Our offensive guards (Moore and Porter) are pretty good football players and Casto is a good halfback," the coach says. "Casto is not big and he isn't a major college prospect, but he can do the job for us." Erwin also is counting on two other lettermen to fill the holes left by graduation. They are Marvin Smith, 5-10, 185~pound senior tackle, and Steve Stotts, 5-10, 185-pound junior fullback. Erwin promises changes in both the offensive and defensive systems. "We've changed to a flip-flop line and more of a multiple offense," he says. 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