Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on September 10, 1972 · Page 96
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 96

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, September 10, 1972
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Sam LeRose 15th Year At St. Albans Dragons: Robinson, Walker, J. Robinson, Grimm and Russrll Is This the Year of the St. Albans Bounce? Al Marino, Inc. We are OPEN SATURDAY 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Including our PARTS COUNTER Complete Furnace Repair Service Plumbing, Heating Air Conditioning Sales and Service AL MARINO, INC. 912 Bridge Road 343-9467 24-Hr. Emergency Service Outside of St. Albans they call it the St. Albans bounce. That's when the Red Dragons recover their own fumble or catch a juggled pass or win a game when the football hits the goalpost and bounces over the crossbar. There was no St. Albans bounce when the team played Barboursville last year, the result as a one-point loss. There was no St. Albans bounce when the team played Charleston. The result again was a one-point loss. There was no St. Albans bounce when the team played eventual state champion East Bank. The result was a three- point loss. There was no St. Albans bounce when the team played Nitro in the last game, hoping for a shot at a winning record of 6-4. The result was another one-point loss and a break- even record of 5-5. "WHEW," Lerose said one day, wiping his brow. "That's the kind of season you hear about, but never expect to have. But, really, it wasn't a bad season. We played some good football." The Red Dragons played w e l l e n o u g h t o s t a m p themselves as a threat this season to break .500--where they usually find themselves with the aid of the St. Albans bounce. Six offensive regulars, headed by guard Jim Russell and halfback Reggie Robinson, return along with four defensive starters from the team that yielded only 20 SECURITY LIGHT SPECIAL * THE IDEAL SECURITY LIGHT for I Outdoor Automatic MERCURY VAPOR Light LARGEST DISPLAY OF LIGHTING FUTURES IN W. VA. $75.00 VALUE 44 1 KIT INCLUDES: · Automatic Dusk to Dawn Control -- Goes on at Dark, turns off at daylight. ' : · 175 WATT MERCURY VAPOR BULB 24,000 Hours rated life--Approximately 5 Years Life (Produces 3 times as much Jight as incandescent bulb for power used.) · SELF CONTAINED BALLAST · MOUNTING ARM |- · MOUNTING HARDWARE · 1 2 ! z " DIA. REFLECTOR GLOBE iNISTERCmCE * TM' S PEMCO QUALITY FIXTURE '* DESIGNED FOR MAXIMUM [ WELCOME EFFICIENCY DURABILITY AND EASE OF INSTALLATION, ""{^"^1 ALSO AVAILABLE IN 250 WATT 88 COMPLETE GOLDFARB ELECTRIC SUPPLY \*06 VIRGINIA.$TRECT4.r - PHONE 342-2*53 Moil Orders lr H 'Tut FREE PARKING Next To Store IQURSJKon. 7:30-9 P.M. 401 ST. ALBANS AT A GLANCE Coach: Sam LeRose 1971 Record: 5-5 1972 Prospects: After a close call with a losing record last season, the Red Dragons are geared for a year loaded with victories--possibly between seven and ten. The team has enough talent returning from last year's team and new prospects to make fans forget the 5-5 record of 1971. 1972 Schedule 1971 Score A, Barboursville 20-21 A, Pt. Pleasant 31-0 H, Stonewall Jackson 12-5 H, Dunbar 749 H, George Washington 37-14 H, Logan 28-fi A, South Charleston 44-12 Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 23 Sept. 30 Oct. 7 Oct. 14 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 4 A, Charleston 18,19 H, East Bank 3-6 points on one occasion last season. LeRose has high hopes for Russell, a quick 5-10, 195- pound senior, and Robinson, who scored 12 touchdowns despite injuries. "1 think they should be two of the better boys in the Kanawha Valley," the coach said. THE OTHER offensive starters returning are ends Mark Heindl and Dwight Jackson, quarterback Mike Dillon and f u l l b a c k Bart Hillenbrand. Russell at guard, Robinson at linebacker, Hillenbrand at halfback and Wayne Allen at halfback are the returning defensive regulars. "With a little bit of luck," LeRose said, "we'll be okay." He was talking about the St. Albans bounce. Introducing SOOH... a 24 mm CASHING FACILITY CHARCl ON CHICKING ACCOUNTS BANK 603-613 MACCORKLE AVENUE ST. AUBANS. WEST VIRGINIA 251 77 PHONE 727-2908 Sunday Gazette-Mail

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