Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on September 10, 1972 · Page 99
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 99

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, September 10, 1972
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%®^^ .. .To Avoid Raving Samuelson and guard Adam Gulchoski. Dan Larcamp, Walt Bragg and Rick Stump will wage a battle with sophomores for the two remaining guard and tackle positions. Larcamp, 240- pounder from St. Albans, has the best chance to get the split tackle position. Bowden feels his offensive line will measure Kerry Marbury, WTU Tailback --**^**"»»«"»b«»0«M»»«B H N«i»N FOR THE AFTER THE GAME GET TOGETHER -- PREPARED ON ORDER · MEAT AND CHEESE TRAYS · BARBEQUED SPARE RIBS · PRESSURE FRIED AND BBQ CHICKEN · BREAD AND CRACKER TRAYS · FINGER SANDWICHES AND NORSDOUEVRES · HAMS-TURKEYS-ROASTS BAKED AND SLICED PLAZA DELI 1005 Bridge Rd. Ph. 346-2769 Sept. 10,1972 up to any other department on the team but he warns that if there is any lack of depth, "We simply cannot withstand an injury here," " he says. At the tight tackle post, Samuelson seems to be a fixture, while Bragg may get the nod at split guard, and Gluchoski going at tight guard. If Galiffa needs help, he may find plenty of it in Chuck Fiorante. who was a star quarterback on the freshman team last fall, and Ade Dillon, who transferred last fall from the Naval Academy. "Both of these boys are solid quarterbacks--the best backup men we've had in the time I've been here," says Bowden. "But Bernie Is the key to our offense. If we are going to move the ball, he'll have to lead us." But move the ball as they' might, Bowden and his staff--consisting of Chuck Klausing, Hayden Buckley, Frank Cignetti, Jerry Bruner, Don Y o u n g , Jim Sam Gillespie, Garrett Ford, Joe Pendry and George Henshaw, know well the old saying that "the best offense is a good defense." Just as true as it is in any sport in the land, this applied to football. But the Mountaineers are very fortunate here, not only to have great talent but experience. Bob Sims and Tom iTamburino, senior and Junior respectively, seem to be leading the fight for the end positions. Sims, most certainly will start on the left side but Tamburino may have his hands full in a fight for the right-end spot, where senior Russ Schwicker, a Parkersburg lad, is contending for (he nomination. * * * TREE ADAMS, the sophomore, is going to have something to say about the left tackle spot, held now and last year by Frank Samsa, who is tough and fast and talented. Jeff Merrow is in the same boat as Adams, who will contest Ron Brown for the right tackle post. Brown, who hails from Mallory, \V. Va., isn't about to forfeit his job without a scrap and he has a lot of scrap in him. The linebacking department is well stocked with experience and ability. Tom Zakowski, who showed a lot of his old moxie in spring drills, is a senior and heir apparent to the left linebacking berth with the only opposition to come from Butch Roark, a junior who didn't win a letter last year. Billy Joe Mantooth, who could probably pick ip any player on the team and throw him out of the stadium with his tremendous strength, is at the glamor post--middle linebacker. He not only was a regular but a standout last year. And he can whip any man who tries to take away his job. Fred McMillan, a senior who was slowed by injuries a year ago, will back up the 225- pounder from Clendenin. The 11-game schedule Is the most ambitious the Moun- John Adam*, Defensive Tackle For WVV taineers have faced in many yean--maybe the toughest ever, if some of the teams develop the power that they show in p r e - s e a i o n potentiality. It includes seven home games, feature of which is a return visit to Mountaineer Field by Penn State, a team the Mountaineers haven't whipped since the glory days of the late coach Art "Pappy" Lewis. To say that the Mountaineers are pointing for this one is a g r o s s misunderstatement. Tulane and Syracuse are other top home opponents but the stigma of the old Southern Conference still haunts the Mountaineers in games with Richmond, William and Mary .and V.M.I. All are booked for Morgantown. The other game is with Villanova, which opens the season on Sept. 9. The four home games i n c l u d e o n e n i g h t a t traction--that with the Owls of Temple, one of the first college teams to play night football many years ago. The O w l s w i l l be met in Philadelphia on Oct. 21. Other "road" games are with Stanford at Palo Alto, w i t h V i r g i n i a a t Chariottesville and with a t e a m c a l l e d t h e P i t t Panthers--at Pittsburgh. THE COLLEGE LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY The original company offering life insurance to college trained people. JOHN G. ASSEFF AND ASSOCIATES Offices Located 1219-1221 WASHINGTON STREET EAST CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA 25311 PHONE: OFFICE (304) 344-2428 · RESIDENCE (304) 925-4050 43F

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