Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on September 10, 1972 · Page 95
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 95

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, September 10, 1972
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Hoover Key Offensive Line This Is the year Joe Cowley finds out if two years of rebuilding and a dedicated group of players will'produce a winner at Herbert Hoover. Cowley took over the Joe Cowley Third Year Al Herbert Hoover coaching reigns at Hoover Jn 1970 and has improved the team in most areas including wins, points scored and points allowed, but is still looking for his first season above .500. Sophomores who suffered through 2-8 and 4-6 campaigns are seniors now with the weight of expected success on their shoulders. "We've got good experience at every position with the boys we've been' playing for the past two years," Cowley said and quickly added," And we expect a lot from them." * * * LEADING the returning letterman is the entire offensive backfield of quarterback Steve Chandler, halfbacks Darrell Huffman and Keith Murdock and fullback Herb Brestel. Chandler opened last season on tiie bench, but came on strong to start the last six games to help the Huskies double their scoring output over the year before. "With every game he started, Steve showed improvement," Cowley said. "We're looking towards our backfield for leadership this year because of the new system we've installed." The new system will have Hoover running out of the "1" with Cowley hoping for a much more balanced attack. HOOVER AT A GLANCE Coach: Joe Cowley 1971 Record: 4-6 1972 Outlook: Coach Cowley is resting his hopes for his first winning season at Hoover in three years on experience, having eight of his offensive regulars and seven defensive starters back from last year. Heading the list of leltermen is the entire offensive backfield, which doubled the previous season's scoring total, and defensive backfield 1972 Schedule r, n . 1971 Score DuPont, away 12 -29 Dunbar, home 0-36 Catholic, away . _ ' 8 _ g Braxton County, home '.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. 20-6 Ripley, home ...'...'..'.'.'.'. '.16-6 South Charleston, away o-18 Hurricane, home 4442 Sissonville, away '.'.'.'.'.. .6-0 New Martinsville, away '.'.'.'.'.'.'. 14-31 East Bank, home THE KEY to Hoover's battle plans lies with the o f f e n s i v e lines, an experienced group that suffered a series of freak injuries last year. "We have some of the silliest injuries I've ever seen," Cowley said. Defensively, the Huskies have seven regulars returning headed by the entire secon- dary. The line will be experienced, but "could be faster" according to Cowley. Hoover's 52-man sqauad including 30 upperclassman' has taken the lumps the last two y e a r s , but Cowley believes this year could be different. "I think we've beaten DuPont once and Dunbar never," Cowley said, "we're going after them this year." Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 28 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 · Sell-Cleaning · '.Von'! Ktsl · lop Quality modern gas grill Chaimglcw E.IS barbcques offer ycu the most modern features of outdoor cooking . . . backed by the finest in quality and craftsmanship that have made Charmglow the leader. New you can enjoy tbat real barbeque flavor without the mess and f'i'tss of old-fashioned charcoal. For extra patio charm, add a Charni£low E.IS HEM, tool · - · - - · · · · · · * · · « UJ, TA East Bank, C-K, Ansted -They Won It in'71 it Specialties I PHONE 768-4801 | 5701MacCorkleAve.,S.W. So. Charleston W.Va. 25303 J East Bank, Ceredo-Kenova and Ansted . . . they were the 1971 scholastic football champions in West Virginia. East Bank captured the Class AAA title with a 22-16 victory over Morgantown in a game played at Parkersburg; C-K scored in the fourth period to d o w n o c e a n a , 14-8, a t Beckley; and Ansted completed an unbeaten season with a 20-14 /.riumph over Fairview at Parkersburg. The championship was the second for East Bank, which finished with a 10-1 record. The Pioneers previously won in 1964. It was the first shot at a state grid crown for Morgantown. Horse Show Charleston Civic Center Sunday, Sept. 24,1972 (two sessions) Sponsored by the Charleston Lions Club in conjunction with the Governor's Food and Agriculture Show (Sept. 20-24) Advance Tickets: Good for both sessions Adults $1.00 Student $.50 Pre -school children admitted FREE with parents. Tickets available from Lions Club Members or order from the Charleston Civic Center Box Office. Also at the Saddle Shop, Broad St., Charleston Proceeds Go To Lions Welfare Fund Sept. 10 t 1972 Defense was the name of the game for East Bank, which picked off five passes by Morgantown quarterback -Mark Fofor. Pioneer linebacker Steve Hess intercepted one pass, knocked down four others and twice nailed Fodor for losses. Lester "Sweet Feet" W e e m s s c o r e d t w o touchdowns and intercepted a pass, and Bruce Miiam intercepted two passes. The Class AAA playoff game was also highlighted by a " l o n g c o u n t . " The Scoreboard clock went out with 53 seconds to play, and a kickoff and eight plays were run before the game ended. CEREDO-KENOVA tried only one forward pass all afternoon and it set up the Wayne Wonders' winning touchdown in their victory over Oceana. Quarterback Tom Jarrell passed 17 yards to David Stump to the one-yard line early in the fourth quarter, and Don Money plunged over with his second T. D. of the game, giving C-K its winning margin. It was the fourth title since 1963 for C-K coach Carl Ward, while Oceana finished runner- up for the third time. TWO SOPHOMORES provided the winning spark in Ansted's victory over Fairview that capped an 11-0 season for the Fayette Countians. Q u a r t e r b a c k T o m Pridemore brought Ansted's offense to life in the second half and safetyman PeeWee Campbell shut off Fairview's seemingly u n s t o p p a b l e passing barrage with an interception with 1:30 to play. Ansted marched 60 yards to score the winning touchdown with 3:58 to play. Pridemore's 26-yard pass to Dennie Moore and Roger Harrah's 19-yard run kept the drive going, and Mike "Freight Train" Young bulled across from the two. It brought a championship to first-year coach Roger Eades, who praised Fairview as "the tougiiest team we saw all year." VARIETY when you 90 to Merrills! The finest brands in the industry! Many available only in Camera Specialty stores! 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