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SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON r aMr, s AD\-0CATE SECTION B--SPORTS I'AGE rr HI:RSDAY, OCTOBER 15, lq59 VIEWS BY MAX BROWN lnthers Fourth in State AA Footall Rating CHARLES TOWN HIGH'S Purple Panthers are rated with a 9.97 percentage in the State Class AA high football competition this week by United Press ternational in Charleston. Keyser High is given a fifth rating with a percentage of 9.75 and what a battle at should be when these two high school gridiron powers horns on Friday, November 20 in the Mineral County About These Big" FREE At Shenandoah Downs! GENERAL MANAGER Bob Leavit ,said this morning at he will give away free on Tuesday night, October Pth, a brand new 1960 Chevrolet Corvair automobile some lucky person who is at the track when his or name is drawn. Then, take a look at this big prize friend Bob is offering absolutely FREE on the week, Tuesday night, Oct. 27. An all-expense:;. w eks trip to Miami, Florida, for some lucky couple a $100 a day to do as you please with at beautiful Park race track. The lucky couple, and us they'll certainly be lucky to win this prize, will Le guests of Hotel Saville, one of Miami Beaches' wait a minute--hold your breath--this ame couple will be flown to Miami on a DC 8 Jet. Now SUre to keep this date in front of you--lhat's Tuesday, 27--because you just might be the lucky person persons who will enjoy a full week of vacationing in W Miami, Florida, through the courtesy of Shenan- Downs race track right here in Charles Town. Real Football Fan the Pan,lie1 ;FTI R WATCHING HIS son Bobby t l . ": ,ere.,: Gaithersbur in Gaithersburg, 3idL:' last F[!oda i John (P. A.) Skinner came back unarles f Was joined by his wife and son Bobby and then took it off for Morgantown where on Satm'dav afternoon Watched another son, John, see plenty of action for" ie,quarters as the Little Mountaineers trimmed Penn !e s flashy freshmen team 14 to 6. This marked the time in three years, incidentally, that the Penn freshmen footbailers have tasted defeat at the hands me WVU freshmen... rkplug of Offense _ , !USTLING BOBBY ROBINSON is fast ecoming lne Sparkplug of the Purple Panther's offense. He ha, Several sensational catches of forward passes tossed quarterback Larry Burns this fall and once lie gets se legs churning, he really moves ith the pig, skin, s a scrapper every inch of the way and is a.scormg eat whe?ever he gets his hands on, the p!gskln. ,.. le Noted Improvements . , lCtlon work on namer _ t L: s vn Race Course is in full swing these days. .ln.e new US.are underway and the most recent and nohyable nv at on to the opular race track, is a new iour- a rance to the t'l"ack (on the left as you. head towar?s ers Ferry) to relieve the congested tr.a.IllC, going1 out of the The new entrance will be 3us wna doctor ordered'and will feature a plot of flowers an a !,Shrubbery in the center of the two lanes when fl we undar funJ Then also, the present press u u ,)ng enlarged and we could go.on and on, but that's as much as we are permitted to telI you aoout. One, For P. J. Home-Coming of the tGE. JACK a ,S S-artans will be facing one _ Strongest high school football teams m.Washi.gs nen they take on the powerful CarO ozo tngn t eure all elev=- 1- ..... , aav October 3u, as a _Lea:u ? e-comlni' or 'l el'oc'af'schooL This shou!d_?_e a and c;'tainly would be .uite a. Taylor and his boys if they snoula take n,:,,. the strong Washington gridders !!d Be Ready For Bulldogs -" Charles ARLIE JACKSON, hard-running fullbacK, " nigh's P nthers who has been i . .... . _.. . .mes suiiereo an injury for the past iew .... cy to '- ....... * with Galcner u n "*~' . Ills arm in tne con~e~ ~ _.x --+inn this anti will see only limited (if anY s ..... ..... Jackson's i-jured DaCK ana arS at Lepton Pa " ': .... from all reports he responding to treatmen ,L^ el.trine lineup oe ready to take his place in October usa the Martinsburg Bulldogs rmay * .,. , * * * -p TUrn To 2-B Turn To Page 2-B post Time.. running rages- LADIEs NIGHT EV.E.RYr'I ,TdLE"'" WIN A FREE M wREE LADIES ADMITT U * t t I McCOMB AND LOPASKY NAMiD CO-CAPTAINS Shepherd Sto KisnerCousins, Bulwark: Panther Line, Fathers ,Charles FOR MOUNTAINEERS IN GAME WITH PITT Potomac State In Two,Reasons VictoryOver Gaithersburg Town High BEN McCOMB BILL LOPASKY Two Pennsylvanians, as customary, will lead the West Virginia football squad into its biggest game of the season--Pitt--on Satur- day in the Mountaineer Field homecoming. Coach Art Lewis has named left end Ben McComb from Sewiek- Icy, Pa.. and left guard Bill (Hard Coal) Lopasky from Lehman, Pa.. as eo-captaing this week. These two are probably the most consistent linemen on the team. McComb does not eateh many passes but is rated by end coach Gene Corum "as good an in-the-line blocker as we've had" in the ten years of Lewis's ~3,'VU coaching regime. Son of a Sewiekley physician. Ben is a strapping 6-2, 198-pounder who came to WVU on a partial scholarship after graduating from Perkiomen Prep School. Lopasky, son of a farmer middleweight boxer who now fs a coal- miner and caretaker of a cemetery in the community near Wilkes- Barre, is a throwback to a few years ago when Mountaineer linemen were the size of mastodons. He packs a roeklike 223 pounds on his six-foot frame. Bill was quickly nicknamed "Hard Coal" by ex-eoal miner Lewis as soon as he became a Mountaineer in this region of bituminous. or soft coal production. He came by his physfcal Strength by digging graves in the cemetery since he was 12 years old. An alert defe,nse and a perfect Charles Town aerial to wipe out pi,tcho~t- play proved to be jus~t the march. t,he formula the C'harles Town Midway of the tb3rd period Char High Panlhers needed Pr~day les Town took over at the (3 40 fol night at Gait,hersburg, Md. to lowing a punt. Pass in~terference keep t.heir victory record in'ta~t as on a Burns~to-Spinks toss set up it gave the Pant.hers a close 6-0 a first down at t~he G 15. Glaize decision over the ~a,i'thersbulg smashed for nine yards but on Hiffh Trojan.s~and their four,th con t.he nex,t play Burns was tossed secu.t,ive victory of the season, back to the 15 yard line. Mter an The Trojans, one of t'he bes,t incomplete pass, Burns fired to ~0holasic elevens in that section Dickie Dailey in the end zone but o,f Maryla,~d,~ had the Panthers backfield-in-motion nullified the caged for two full periods, bu~t TD and Charles Town final,ly lost couldn't hold hem in Vhe second the ball on downs. half despite t'he fact they had a Unable to-,,gain, Oaithersburg muddy and poorly lighted football punted to the CT 47 and P~o:bin- f.ield in their favor, son set tl)e stage for the Panthers Unable to genero~te power on it's w~inning march by legging the o~vn in the firs bwo periods, the ball back 13 yards to t~e G. 40. A Charles Town Par~thers threw up Burns-to-Rob4nson-, pass picked up a defense as good as any Charles a first down at the G 21. A~er an Town tram has ever dis,played and eigh yard loss, &la~ze came held t)he Trojans ,aGe only score- through on a fourth-down sweep less in the first two periods, but for 21 yards to t~he Marylanders' a,H Vhe way. , Pan Proof of the stren~h of ~he Turn To P~e 2-B . 0her defense came early and late in the g~me when the Trojans , moved on two occasions to the Deep, strong flavor for four yard line on,ly to have the ~. ~~,, Panthers stop t~hem shore of pay- d4vt. Aotua.lly the M~arylanders had +~o be ~t'oploed on four se.pious scor- inrg t,hrea.ts, bu t~e Paa,thers a- ~, !i:::!ii::iiiiiiii::i rose to the cocas,ion. ~-~"lie ~ :::*~:~:~ %t was an etCh,t-yard pitchout ( ii!i::!ii:::~!.::':::':::::::: Larry Burns to Bobby Robinson in t)he t~h~rd period which prodtlc- ed the only score for Charles Town. and t~he only one of the en- tire ball game for either team. Once also in t~he third period Charles Town had a touchdown ,nullified ~hen a touchdown pass from Burns to Dickie Da~ley click ed for a 15 yard score bu,t a back- field-,in-motion penalty wiped cue t)his marker. Defensive Standouts Defensively it would be correct to say every man on the Charles Town tea, m stood out, with Leo and &a'ry Kisner, Danny Eismon, J,i,mmy Coul~ter and Bob,by Robin- sc,n being 0he do,m~nan~ figures for the Pant~hers on the field. l~obinson, h whose defensive play saved a~ least one sure Ga,i,t,hers- burg ~uchdown was Mso Ohe s,parkplug of t~he Pan,ther offense. He ~adned 58 yards in n,~ne tames at carrying t~he ball. Larry Burns cor~pleted five of ten aerials for 119 yards and also got,ned 27 net yards r',~slxing. Fullback Ol~arlie J~acksron, usually .t,he Panthers'n~t:] top rusher suffered a elbow injury early in the second period and his loss was a big blow to CkaNes Town's ground ~ame. O~i.t~hersburg dom4naeed the con test offensively in bhe firs hag running up eight first downs to four for Charles Town. GAME STATISTICS Charles Town Gaithersburg 8 First Downs 12 139 Yds. rushing 208 20 Yds. lost rushing 9 119 Net yds. rushing 199 84 Yds. passing 18 203 Net yds, gained 207 10 Passes 6 5 Incomplete 4 1 Had intercepted 0 2 Fumble~ 2 10pp. recovered 0 20pp. recovered 1 15 Yds. penalties 50 The Marylanders drove to t~he CT 28 wi,~h the open,ing kickoff bt~t the Parithers held. A 23 yard run by l~lyinson, plus a Burns-,to- Bobby Spinks pass for 16 Y~rds carried the Pan,t~hers down to tthe OM~hersburg 17 in 0he st, anna but )he drive bogged dow,n. &a~~hersburg threatened again mid~ay of the second period as ffm shaxO r~.mning of Kirk and Norris moved the ba~ll for a first down a,t t2he CT 14 but Kirk fum- bled and BiI!I Ola4ze alerly cov- ered t~he bM1 for Charles Town. Pass in,terference on a Burns-~o Robinson toss gave the Pant:hers ~ke pigskhn at" ~he G 25 lta~te in the l~a~f but Earp picked off a NATIONALLY ADVtRTISE~ MEN'S SUITS AND SPORTCOATS Esquire says: "Fashion favors continental 'flavors~ in rich, burnished tones., ." and Middishade bringe them to you in newest patterns and fabrics. Masterpiece styling always puts you in the best shape. Let us our you tome(row. THE KASTLE MEN'S STORE Next To Postoffice CHARLES TOWN, W. VA. Homecoming Game The Shepherd College Rams, playing before a record Homecom ing Day crowd Saturday afternoon dedicated their new football stad- ium in fine style by scoring a 14- O West Virginia Conference vic- tory over the Potomac State Cat- amounts of Keyser. Coach Jesse Riggleman's fired- up Rams com'b!,.aed a rugged defen se wi.th some wide-open offensive plays to Chalk up two touchdowns in the first half and rhea hold off the visitors for rhe victory. Never before has the Shepherd team demonstrated so clearly it's defens.ive power than in the third period when they held the Cata- nounts for four downs w:thout giving a:~ inch when Potomac State had only a foot to go for a ~core. SheVherd College drove for 74 yards in eight plays to score their first touchdown in the firs,t~ period and then used a pass interception t~o start their drive for a second one in the second period. It was :heir star center Joe Hockman, who came up with the pass i,uter- ception and ,the touchdowns wen~t ~o halfback Charlie Lockbaum anld quarterback Walter B,arr. A partially blocked Potomac State punt by Hockman gave S~epherd 'the bah on t~he Steep- gest, most powerful a,nd most de- herd 26 from where the Rams termined football players-Crary ~tapted their firs~t 'touchdownand Leo Kisner, cousins-came into drive. And on eigh,t plays tl]etheir own Friday night at Gaith- P~amshad scored. On successive ersburg, Md. and they were two plays the Rams reeled off firstof the big reasons the Panthers downs on an 18 yard pass from brought home their fourth consec- Barr to Shirley Gray, an 11 yard alive ~ictory and managed to keep Two of Charles Town High's big 262 junior guard who has shown about as much determination to make t)he Panther first team this year as,any player stood out like a block of granite in the .t'hird per iod when on t'hree consecutive plays he literally bowled over two Gaithersbm~ linemen a,nd smoth- ered Gaithersburg's quarterback Wit;h the Shepherdstown High i Oardtnals having an open da,te ~his weekend and the Harpers Fer ry Tigers having moved their game wit.h Hancock ahead t, wo days, t'he only gridiron action in all of Jefferson County this week will be the Charles Town-Berkeley Springs game to be played on the Charles Town Legion field Satur- day afternoon. Something new and special is being tried at this game which should add color to it, as Coach Dick Ilarmison announced Tues- day that Saturday will be "Dad's Day" at the football game. This will be the day when the fathers of all Charles Town High football players will be the honor guests and will have special re.~rved seats from which they will watch the proceedings. A special section is being set a- side along the sidelines on the east ern side of the field near the play er's bench, and the dads, all wear ing numbers corresponding to the numbers worn by their sons on their football uniforms will watch the proceedings from this area. This marks the first time this pro cedure has been tried in Charles Town and Coach Harmlson .~aid he is hopeful that as many fathers of the boys will be present as can possibly do so. Coach Harm~son's boys will be going after their fifth cc,nsecuive victory and also to maintain t~heir unbeaten record to date when they meet t~he Indians at 2:30. To date, the Indians have not sweep by Keliean and a twisting their unbeaten record clean with Tarzan before he could get his ~hown much .offensive power, hay- 24 yard jaunt by ,the elusive Loch a 6-0 victory over the Trojans. plays started, ing scored only one Victory in six baum. Another aerial from Barr The stalwart play of the two big Gary,. son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy games a,nd only once by more to Lochbaum clicked for a first Panther linemen one a tackle Kisner of West Was'hington street than one toucnoown in any one down at t~he PS 3 where" on t~he ' .. ', ' .... has been trying to make the grade game Their one win was a close and tne omer a guaro especially nex,t play Loch,baum smashed over .... "r "' as a first string lineman since his 7-6 v,iotory victory over t:~idgeley a~ c~uclal moments in me game Ronnie Pyles conver~ed perfectly. , ",: ._ - - _!s , freshman year and although he High in their th~zxi game of the v smppeo more re, an one oarmels Late in the half, the e er-pres- , ......... "s-saw but little action dart,rig his seasxm. ent Hockman made a sparkling i,n burg/1;lv:t~'[l~ayr~'~:aleArlnaemao~i sophomore and junior years this The Indian.s have los.t to rtom- terception of a Catamount aerial ~er o . a ,. -,) ~.^ ~.""..year he has been seeing a lot ofney High and Clarke Coun%y by t)ar i~.lsner tleH, ZlZ pound ~en at the PS 43. Feeding the ball Y " . .- , service, decisive scores and to Shepherds- chbaum lor tackle in the closing seconas to to Jeff Smelser. Lo . Keli- " .... '" " d Cut't:' la~ o Leo son of ~ir. and Mrs. Leo wn, Harpers Ferl-y a,nd Hancock el la ~nat Wl ne p b can and Hedge, t,he Rams drove p y , pe ~ :. : Kisner of North Street did not try y very ClOSe aemsaons,~ m~unlt wnlCh the ~ojans nao for a first down a.t the PS 15. A P ' , " Y ' ' ' his hand at football until last sea A.t the same time Charles Town r to p~ll the game out of the fi~e I~ short pass from Bar to Hodge .~ - 3. _. ~^^ , ~ :r. son and he was used only sparing 'gh's Pan.thers ,xM!ed. over l~om: nd a e ~uloette a mg zuu pouno ~acKle ne t- oained five yards a p nalty on o "'- -- - : b !. ", ly on offense at counter. This year y, etersou,rg ana. James ,wool ior me rlrojans nail een puneo wi the Catamounts moved the ball ......... ':- .o - however Coach Dick Hal'mi.~on 'th ease aria orrly last week naa on tne line in me secono nali one an tlo,able wlnnln for a first down at the five-yard - " -' s"a ha'f- k He shifted i~im to a guard post and Y ' g. line where two plays later Barr was oemg use o a _ ~l' o ac . found Leo could provide Vhe of-Only Oharl,ie Jackson will be out flea c~asneo mlougn rne ~'anrner sneaked over from two yards out , "" r'~'s "o t" "hailes lense with a lot of additional pew- of the Pan, t.her starting hne-up for the TD. Pyles again converted, l~ne ior mX Yadoiin~~ ~_~: ft~mb:ed el'. He has also been used quite a a,nd he w, ill be replaced either by l-OWn Iour ya 1 Potomac State drove for a first "- " nd Gal unced on lot on defense, iLarry Oden or Johnny Doyle. down at i=ts own 46-yard line in on tn.e play at~e paYt~el 3 aid [ Coach Dick Harmlson has been vne oau on . e" -Y ' / rki den an " .he closing seconds but Knode . ' s i wo ng O d Doyle at th~s ~ . . stripe. Three plays later the game The Ladle.of the Me,t~hod st[ -i "~ "" t~mel ass he poe tton this week and that posslb came up wzth a y p .: in t t a ..... " ~ eh,t .... ended. And it was Leo the Pan- Chm'ch pealedapples on T ~esd y 1- bot2~ of th m w "- s " " " nan y e Gala ee selv, lce ..... " " ither who showed up Tarzan in and made apple butter on wednes } " " Turn To 2-B this Friday nlg'ht battle. Leo, huge day of this week. ~ Tur~l To Page ~-B 1 I ...from 'Po tiae! ! - i " The 1900 Catalina Convertible You find it attractive because of the simplicity of lines, the absence of over-design. You're drawn to its crisp freedom, its perfect form, its exlfilarating freshness. You'll find it amiably obedient because of Wide- Track Wheels and a tllorougbly new suspension system. Wide-Track firms the foundation, stabilizes, balances, A softer suspension makes it responsive, quick and easy to take direction. Pontiac's Tempest engines for 1960 are more ~,gorous than ever. 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