Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida on September 14, 1973 · Page 18
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NKVVS-riKK/XIJ), fiinama City, Flii., Friday, Scptpinhcr II, V .m Page 511 Chipley Record Brilliant One I.ARRY ItASFOKI) New Coach At Marianna MARIANNA-Mari.-innn luis a new football coach and hopefully a new attitude about the sport this season. Ron Clark, head coach at Giles County High in Pulaski, Tenn,, the last five years, tries to solve a sticky problem at the jackson County school. "We have a mental problem that we have to overcome," Clark said. "There are ^the negative feelings...the refusal to work and to make .sacrifices." The Bulldogs have won only four games in the past two seasons and have had disciplinary problems. Just one veteran is back in the backfield, halfback Larry Basford. Juniors Larry Hill at quarterback, Willie Mack at halfback and Ronnie Ca.sey at fullback round out the backfield. CIIII'I.KY - Coach Wall Hcndi'rs, in llircc .seasons at Chipley High, has piled up the iMiviahle record of 28 wins, four losses. And, with a iiuming back like William Hruner returning fioin last yeai 's 1(1-1 sipiad, th .it trend is likely to continue. Hruner scoied 21 touchdowns and kicked 2() extra points last season. And, he jjlayed ;i big role on defense at linebac'ker. That defensive unit allowed its 10 regular-sea.son opponent.^ five TDs. The Tigers lost a lot from the 1972 scpiad that made it into the Class AA playoffs — eight starters off both tlie offensive and defiMisive units. "Numljer-wi.se, we have a lot of people who we think can play," says I lender's about this year's learn. "We have real good depth. They areti 't experienced, but I think our overall speed will help us take Branton Coach At Vernon VERNON—Ron Branton takes over as coach of a Vernon High team that was '1-6 in the Panhandle Conference la.st season. The Yellow Jackets' schedule is: Sept. 14, at Graceville; 21, Blountstown; 28, Chattahoochee; Oct.'S, at Bonifay; 12, at Gi'eensboro; 19, at Century; 26, Wewahitchka; Nov. 2, Cottnndale; 9, at Jay; 16, Baker. North Florida Has Problem TALLAHASSEE — North Florida Christian appears to have the players to make some noise tnis season, but new coach Ron Ellison has a numbers problem. It isn't the number of players on the team, but the number of boys in the school. f .three to be exact. That's how many NFCS is over the allowed number for Class .^ schools. Therefoi-e the Eagles have been reclassified AA. Quarterback Greg Clayton heads up a bundle of returning starters. Last season he pas.sed for 831 yar'ds and 13 touchdowns,. HUNTERS You're a/ways in touch ...never alone with JDHWSDM CITIZENS TWO-WAY RADIO HUNTINGMOATING* CAMPING* ANYWHERE OUTDOORS! CB ANTENNAS Messenger 123 A • Full 23 channel operation- no crystals to buy • Illuminated meter ^ _ • ^ $149 MANY STYLES TO SELECT )f )^ )f Hr )f FROM 95 Messenger 323 • Deluxe 23 channel mobile • Special selectivity filter for unmatched performanco $249 95 Messenger 223 • Deluxe 10 -tubo base station • 23 channols—built-in meter $199 95 )f Hr it )f )f 4 A uto DOWNTOWN up our slack on experience. In tlie backfield with Hruner' will be Wnviy Mjiniino /id, another retutiiing staiier, at halfback, plus newccimi'rs Hilly Webb at ((uarlerback, and either .John iVloiris.Willie Nellurns or Terry Coibiri in llie other ninriingljack.slol. Rattlers Face Tough Slate TALLAIIASSEK — Florid ;i A&M High, one of the really tough Class A teams last .season but faced with the itn ()o.ssible task of playing a schedule that included only oru' Class A team, has the sanu- scheduling problem tliis year' but doesn't have the top -iU)tch players coming back to helj) cope with it The B ;iby Rattlers lost ITi players to graduation — and they had le .ss then '£) players to begin with. "Most of the fellows corTiing out this year' for the team are in the 8th, 9th and 10th gr-ades," says coach .Johnnie Williams. "We are going to l )e down this year, but we'll be in better' shape next year. Vikings Eye Grid Crown • FORT WALTON BEACH After a near-miss in the Big I-'ive Conference and District 1-AAAA races each of the past two seasons. Coach Chester Norris and the F^ort Walton Beach football team are once again setting their sights high. The Vikings have r'ecor'ded 8-2 records in each of the past two seasons, but haven't been able to nail down either a conference or district crown. Former tight end Ron Enclade has been moved to quarterback to replace graduated Bill Prescott, who now is throwing passes at Florida State University. Other- key returning players include Mike Churillo, Kim Duncan, Tony Durham, Randy Hare, Mike Hromaka, Bobby Mikel and Roger Ratcliff — all starters 1st year. Hopes Bright At Carrabelle CARRABELLE—The outiook is some br'ighter at Carrabelle High this season after a disappointing 2-8 sea.son last year. Coach Tex Young has five player-s r-etur-ning who were two-way performers last season, including r'unning back Danny Millender' who aver-aged over a 100 yards a game in the last seven games last year. In the backfield with him will be sophomoi-e Ken McCor 'd at quarter'back, either Bodic Neel or Jim Bryan at htllfback and Ronnie O'Neal at fullback. "We had boys who would hit and we had size la.st year," Young said. "But we just couldn't move fast enough to get wher'c people wer'c. The Gr-een Devils need a couple,of player's to get well to p r- 0 v i d e depth in the 'Line Aubrey Carter who r'einjur -ed a knee last week and Mike Rucker- who came clo.se to cutting off thr'ee finger -s in a fr'eak accident. TKX Y<>l)N(i VVALTIIKNDI'JtS Hefty Squad At Washington PENSACOLA — If si -/.e wor: football garrrcs, Wasliinglon High would cer'tairrly go unbeaten in 197.'J. Unfortunately for Coach Sher'marr Robinson ;irr(l Co., there ar-e other things that must fall in place? for' a good season and the Wildcats ar'e cerlairrly using their'si/e to it's firllest. Six star'ler's ar -e arnorrg the 22 letter'men l)ack fr'oni 1972 and Robinson will have a h(jst of junior var'sity gr'adii.-ites to work with. Walton Seeks Higher Rung D E F U N 1 A K SPRINGS—Walton IHgh 's Braves were only 2-8 last season but Coach John Glasscock is hopeful of a better showing. The Br'aves, a meml)er of tlie West Coast Confer-ence, h;ive the following schedule: Sept. 14, Geneva, Ala.; 21, at Por't St. Joe; 28, at Niceville; Oct. 5, Cr'estview; 12, Marianna; 19, at Gulf Breeze; 26, open; Nov. 2, at Bonifay; 9 at Floi'ala, Ala.; 16, at Cliipley. Choctaw Team Really Green FORT WALfON BEACH New Choctawhatchee Coach FA Baker says his squad will 1 M exceptionally "gr'een" this year and he wasn't referring to the color of the Indian's unifor-ms. We're shorl on exper'ience and will be almost a total I 'ebuildingvear-, .s ;rid Baker-, who takes over' for- the highly successful Wyrnan Townsel. "Our biggest asset now is tlr( hard-wor-'.ing attitude and enthusiam and we must build from there. Baker said. The Indian's offen.se will be built ar'ound quai-ter-lwck Vince Bruner, who called the signals for the Indians last year. Runningback Bill Sander-son retur-ns as do defensive staiter-s James Yates and Wewa Batson. All ai-e considered all-Big Five Confer-ence candidates and Batson is a college pr'ospect. Tlie Indians wei'e 8-2 last season befor'e a r-uling l)y the Florida High School Activities A.ssociation changed the r 'ecor'd to 0-10 Tlie Indians liad irsed an ineligibleplayer. Joe Latham Starts 16th WALNUT HILL - Vetei'an Coach Joe Latham begins his 16th year' as Walnirt Hill's head football mentor' and will welcome M letter'men off last year's 2-8 oirt fit. The Eagles went fr-om tlir -ee str'aiglit higlily sirccessful campaigns (8-2, 9-2, iuid 8-2) to last year -'s ricii' dis.'ister- ;iri (l Lalhain is oirl to lee'tity th ;it this year'. Qu .-rr 'ter'b.'ick Raridv .Mni'|)liy will dir'cct thi' offerrsc iiiul will have Ed Roach in the i >a ('kfield with him. Roach is a solid college pr 'osiH 'ct as iserrd M .'irk McLairi. Ro .'ich douliles as a linebackiM-. Lai'r 'V Miller-, a isri -pound end, is ;inollier threeye;u- letter -inan .-ind two -N -cu' letter- wirrrrer 's Glen l ''air '('loth, cerrtei' Hil I':iil)anks and end Gleirn Maliovich also r -etuin. Injury Hurts Jackets COTTONDALE - The se.'isorr h;rsri'l sl.-irled yet, but alr'cady an irrjirr'y is cairsing corrcerri at Cottorrdale High. l^ii;ii'ler'ba<'k Dai'old Pope suffer-ed a bi'okerr collar'bone in pr'e-.seasoir dr'ills arrd will sperrd a few weeks on the berrch. Clay Hr'iixtorr will r'eplace him ill an offen.se cenler'ed ai'oiirrd 6-'l, UlO-poirrrd halfback Rochell Bellamy, The latter' is one of three sti'irters back on offeirse. The others ,'|r'e ,liriirriy Diinoi'c al gufir'd arrd Willie Reeil al tackle. Niiilli gi'ader' lloiig I'iirpin will ;il.so be a backfield slar'ler', along with Keggie Helljimy. iiMiMYniiAHMn; LOW PRICES EVERY DAY! 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