Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on September 10, 1972 · Page 93
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 93

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, September 10, 1972
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Catholic Squad Small But Determined Bunch CATHOLIC AT A GLANCE Coach: JoeCielensky 1971 Record: 5-5 1972 Outlook: Despite heavy losses to the defense due to graduation, coach Cielensky is counting on speed and overall quickness to get the Fighting Irish back into the state CaEc playoffs they missed last season. Quarterback Sterling Price the Kanawha Valley Conference's second-leading passer heads' an experienced returning backfield. 1972 Schedule Sept. 7 Sept. 16 · Sept. 23 Sept. 28 Oct. 7 Oct. 13 Oct. 19 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 11 1971 Score 36-14 Poca, home ; ; Hoover, home . . . . . . Bishop Donahue, away Hurricane, home .'.'...'.'... 10-7 Sissonville. away n ," 4 DuPont, away . " .'.'.'.'.'.'.' 8-20 Huntington Vinson. home rjAip South Charleston, home .'.'.'....'.''" 0-14 Stonewall Jackson, away 19.47 Parkersburg Catholic, away .....'.'.' 28-0 Catholic Guard-Center Carl Fletcher on Top of Things With the "most determined and enthusiastic bunch we've had here" Charleston Catholic coach Joe Cielensky is hoping to make his squad's absence from the Catholic state playoffs last year a one-year phenomenon. Although hurt from a graduation from last year's 55 club and having a small squad 35) to work, Cielensky is counting on his returned- intact offensive backfield to carry the comeback load. "At first glance I'd say we have onlv a f a i r team." Cielensky said, "But, we have Sterling Price, who did a pretty good job last year at quarterback, and four backs, who also did a good job last year as sophomores considering the teams we have to play." Price, as a .junior last season, overcame a bothersome back injury to fire enough touchdown passes for enough yardage to rank se- Joe Cielensky Third Year" At Catholic ! FOOTBALL FANS SAVE TIME--AVOID TRAFFIC! Let Us Fly You To The Game This Fall! We offer AIR TAXI SERVICE TO ALL THE W. V. U. GAMES, Or to Any Other Sports Event, Anywhere! Depart Return To Kanowha Airport e Day--Or Layover, if you choose! * SING LE or GROUP RATES AVAILABLE * Game Tickets Arranged For Groups ^Airline Haled Pilots, Radar Equipped Planes. All-Weather W.V.U. 1972 SCHEDULE 8*11 OPPONENT 9 Stpt. 16 S«pl. 23 S«pl. 30 Oct. 7 Nov. 4 Nov. 1 1 Villonovo Richmond Stanford William » Mary . T.mple (Night) .. P.ftn Slot. Pitt VMI \ Syrncui. SITE ftr Informethn tr ttttrrathiu Call 346-0707 EAGLE AVIATION, Inc. AIR CHARTER SERVICE 24 HOURS DAILY T dMWSTON, W. Vi. PHONE 346-0707 Sept. 10, 1972 cond in the Kanawha Valley Conference in both categories. He also was honorable mention All-KVC, but wasn't satisfied. "I was disappointed.'' Price said. "After the first two games we were ranked fourth in the state and then lost to DuPont, Sissonville, G. W. and South Charleston in games we were expected to win. . .we could have been 8-2 and in the Catholic playoffs." Also returning to team with Price in the backfield are halfbacks Jimmy Haley and Mike Criniti a'nd fullback Brian Pauley. but that all- i m p o r t a n t line p l a y is in question. Cielensky confessed to all types of ills in the offensive line. Larry Schmidt, 6-4 249, and Eddie Smolder, 6-2 210, are solid at the tackles. Elshere. g u a r d Joe Wood broke an ankle last year and has yet to play in a game, another guard, Carl Fletcher, was moved from center this summer and is playing a new position, while lineman Phil Panzera came out late for summer practice. Defensively, the Fighting Irish were hurt by graduation w i t h Cielensky forced to rebuild almost entirely. "We lost both tackles, the middle guard, two linebackers and all the secondary," Cielensky said. "I can't" tell how we'll shape up, but the boys are anxious to see a different colored jersey. "We'll be quicker than in past years with no lineman running the 40 in over six s e c o n d s , so s p e e d and quickness will be our main asset." Despite the obvious problems, Cielensky looks for an improved team. "We should have a fairly good team, but it might not show up in the won-lose column," the head man said, "Everyone else has a better team too. "Three of our five losses we should have won and our boys were disappointed to say the least." Quarterback Price probably states that diasp- pointment best: "I'm tired and the rest of the team's tired of taking a backseat to the other teams around here. They always see Catholic on their schedules and say 'that's ', but not this year." a NO SERVICE CHARGE ON PERSONAL CHECKING ACCOUNTS . . . 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