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I / SPIRIT OF ,JEFFERSON FARMER'S ADVOCATE I OCIOBER 31, 1968 SECTION---CI DON RENTCH -- SPORTS EDITOR Complete Local And Sectional Coverage M AX BROWN PROMOTED TO VICE-PRESIDENT CHARLES TOWN RACE COURSE FUNK, better known as 'Charlie' to his of friends in this section, and a fellow who has Losely associated with the great game of racing for years, serving in numerous capacities from r boy to track superintendent and general manager, moved up the ladder at Charles Town Race and made a vice-president in the organizat- ion. Prexy Irv Kovens made the announcement I a s t week, and at the same time said that Irving Swartz, the former vice-president has been named secretary- treasurer of the track. Bob Stofberg stepped d o w n from his S-T post but will remain as an active stock- holder it is understood This was the year that Charles Town and Shenan- doah Downs buried the hat- chet to form what they called a "joint venture" which seemed to work out very well with all con- cerned, Kovens said. The two tracks are expected to do away with,the 144-night CHARLIF.~F~K meet at one rack and will four fairly equal meetlngs, two eadh, With Char- most likely to open the season on Friday, Feb- 7 Getting back to our friend Charlie Funk. We known, him for many years and it's a genuine for us to congratulate him on his promotion. has a wealth of exr)eri nce under his belt in all of racing and his over-all knowledge of the racing it's proper condition have won hzm much favor- comment from both minor and major tracks in the A'BALTIMORE TV station (WMAR) asked this of listeners: "Do you approve of 'pop' renditions Star Spangled Banner?" . . . One thousand four and sixty eight "votes" were recorded with 77 saying "no." . . All of which brings up a note our old friend Frank Strider who took the time to us a clipping from the October issue of the West V. F. W. News entitled, "Mangling The Anth- . No, Sir, Frankie, we do not approve of the latest of "That for you, Sammy" brand of patriotic icon- one bit. It is mockery in the highest degree ATTEND CHURCH THIS SUNDAY While this week-end's football menu is once again a heavy and varied one containing a number of what could prove to be fine attractions for both Berkeley and :Jefferson county fans, are once again going to have to go where the action is on Friday. Saturday the action will be the lightes~ it :has been on any Saturday this season with only three battles holding any interest for either Berkeley or Jefferson fans, on tap. The Charles Town High Pan- thers who had to battle hard for nearlY three quarters before they managed to break their game wide open with the Shepherds. town High Cardinals last Friday night, will travel to Front Royal, Va this Friday night for what should be an easy assignment when they take on the Warren County High Wildcats at 8 p. m. The Panthers will be going for their sixth victory in eight times out this season, and since they came through the Shepherdstown game without injuries, they shouM be in toP shape physically for this one. The Wildcats have not been able to get a victory all season and came close on only two oc- a half game behind Frederick High the league leaders. And this Friday night action will find Smithburg (Md.) High boys at Berkeley Springs High School in a battle for third place in the Bi-State Conference. The Shepherdstown High Cardinals have already captured the Con- ference crown for the second con secutive year. Also Friday night the Handley High Judges of Winchester, Va. will travel to Leesburg, Va for what should be an easy outing with the Loudoun County High Raiders; and the James Wood High Colonels, also of Winchester will be hosting the Robert E. Lee High gridmen. Clarke County High's Eagles will travel to Pur- cellville, Va for what could very well be a real battle. The only game in the entire sec tion Saturday will be the meeting between the Harpers Ferry High Tigers and the Brunswick (Md.) High team in Harpers Ferry at 2 p. m. This will be the first time the Tigers have tangled with the Marylan~ters who are just beginn ing a football program this sea. son. The Tigers of Coach Howard Jackson will be trying for their third victory in eight games and The Charles Town High Pan- thers managed to shoot down the Shepherdstown High Cardinals Friday night before a rather large and shivering crowd on the Cha- rles Town field, by a 51-21 score, but not before the game, but outmanned Cardinals, had given them a real scare. For three full periods the Card trials, Bi-State Conference Champ ions for the second straight year, forced the Lutman-coached Pan- thers to battle with everything at their command to stay in front. But in the home stretch, the Cardinals, who had experienced great difficulty all evening in try ing to stop the powerful Panther ground attack, led by Glen Hln- ton, ran out of energy and deter- mination, and it was then that the Panthers really began to roll and kept right on scoring until the final seconds of play. Not even the large crowd of Cardinal fans, augumented by the school band an~l the desire for revenge for the close defeat they suffered in the late stages of the 1967 season at the hands of the Panthers, proved enough of a vic tory spark for them in the home stretch. casions, they should get it. It was Glenn Hinton, the spark Also Friday night the Shep- The Itedgesville High Eagles plug of the Panther running herdstown High Cardinals, still will travel to Hancock Saturday game, who played the key role in nursing a lot of bruises and pains afternoon for a return game with sinking the Cardinal victory aspir from the entaglement with the the Panthers and this could also ations, and ending their six-game Charles Town Panthers, will have be a real battle since the first winning streak. The senior Pan- to go against one of only four meeting between the two teams ther fullback, one of the hardest undefeated teams rin the area, in Hedgesville earlier in the sea- runners and toughest ball carriers when they travei to Boonsboro,t son was close to the final whistle, to stop in the entire area, was Md to meet the Boonsboro War-I riors. I Coach Dwight Scott's Boons- boro boys have rolled to eight consecutive victories, this team 9 IN CHARLES TOWN and in so doing have chalked up the greatest number of points of any team in the area, 279, while at the same time giving up only 52 points. The Cardinals Will take a 6-2 record into this battle, having scored a total of 126 points in their eight games while giving up a total of 70, and 51 of them to Charles Town the last time the Cardinals were in action. Another big battle which sec- tional fans will be watching with interest Friday night will be tak- ing place in Frederick, Md where the Martinsburg High Bull dogs, will be trying to pick up their sixth victory in eight out- ings when they tangle with the Thomas Johnson High gridmen at 8 p. m. The Frederick boys show a 4-3 record, having scored 128 points in the seven games, while giving up 61. At the same time Martins- burg has rolled up 170 points in seven games, while permitting their opposition to pick up 117. This will be a most important Tri-State League battle for the Martinsburg team which is just x MEN LIKE! See our fine selections of good looking Sport Coats for men. Solids, plaids and patterns, and cords. MEN'S SPORT TROUSERS Solids, checks and , plaids in styles for men & young men. m almost "like a bull in a China Shop" as he bullied his way up and down the field time and again, scoring four of the seven Panther touchdowns on his romps With Mike Kisner and big Bruce Manuel leading the blocking for him, Hinton had one of his great- est ground gaining nights of two seasons when, in addition to his touchdown scoring spree, he also rolled for 120 yards on 23 times at carrying the ball. He als0 showed that he can snare passes by pulling in four of Lawson Mc Ivor's tosses for 69 yards, and on defense he was just as much a terror, intercepting one Cardinal pass, and rolling up a host of both tackles and tackle assists. The fine Cardinal backfield of Charlie Winfrey, Vic Holmes, John Skinner and Donald Dotson, with some fine blocking on the part of Ron Branson and John Fraley, gave the Cardinal fans a lot of thrills and the Panthers fans some scares as they almost matched the Panthers point for point throughout the first half. As a matter of fact the Card- trials struck the first scoring blow of the game early in the first quarter, when after Charles Town was forced to punt, Charlie Win- frey, got a key block from Don Dotson on an end sweep, and raced 66 yards into pay dirt. Mark [ The Smithburg (Md.) High, and Junior High, football teams proved to be a jinx to the Harp- ers Ferry High and Junior High teams last week as the Junior High gridmen were stopped by the Marylanders by a 27-16 score in Harpers Ferry Friday after- noon and then Saturday after. noon the Varsity Tigers went to Smithburg and wound up in the short end of a 31-7 score. The victory for the Smithburg Varsity placed them in good pos- ition to wind up in the third spot in the Bi-State Conference race, while the defeat left Harpers Ferry with a 2-4 Conference re- cord and a 2-5 seasonal mark. Smithburg scored at least in every period of the contest and twice in the third period, while the players, and within two min- utes they had come back to knot the score, Marshall Williams, who had moved into the Panther line up in place of Alex Doleman, who has quit the team, raced.32 yards for a TD. He was broken into the open on a good block from Hin- ton. Williams also ran for the extra point. Shortly after the ensuing kick off the Cardinals got a bad break when Vic Holmes was rushed hard on a pass attempt, ~funibled the Tigers did not dent the scor- the ball, and Glen Hinton picked ing column until the final period, it up and raced six yards for, Smithburg took a 6-0 lead in the second Panther touchdew~. the first period when Jim Eccar~i This time the try for the extra raced 20 yards for, the score, point failed. They added another six points in Early in the second period the the second period on a triple re- Panthers gave signs they might verse with Eccard again going break the game wide open when in for the score, a 19-yard punt return~ by Kim Reed set the stage for the start The two third period scores were set up by Harpers Ferry fumbles deep in Tiger territory. In the Junior High battle Fri- day afternoon, Smithburg, led by the" running and scoring of Fred Messnger started scoring early and stayed in front all the way. Messenger had two of the Smith burg touchdowns, while his team mates Pete Miller and Ed Sher- man each chalked up single ' TD's. Blocked The Shepherd College football- ers all but had one of the sect- ion's biggest grid upsets in the bag Saturday" afternoon when they met the bigger and more p.owerful Trenton State (N. J.) eleven on Shepherd field, but in the final seconds of play a great quick kick and a blocked punt by the visitors converted a 13-9 Shepherd lead into a 16-13 Tren- ton victory. The Rams were in front 13-9 and had Trenton backed close to the goal line, when Pat Marion surprised the Rams with a beau- :tiful quick kick which was caught up by the wind and carried for 90-yards/the one that turned the tide of battle in their favor, when they blocked a Shepherd punt on the five and was picked up in the end zone by ,Bob Kalting of Trenton: It was in the early minutes of the game that Trenton State got it's first big break when a Mar- ino punt rolled out of bounds on the Shepherd one-yard line. Sec- onds later the Rams were caught in the end zone for a safety~and two points for Trenton. The Rams came storming back, however, to regain the lead W~en Gary McEldowney raced 14 yards for a TD and Roger Ztrgle place kicked the e~a-a point. Then about midway of the sec- ond period Trenton again went in front 9-7 on a TD by Tim Brooks and an extra point con- version by John Gallucci. But the Rams rolled back in the last minute of play and got within striking distance of the Trenton goal and Zirkle hit on a 17-yard field goal to make the score 10-9 at halftime. ATTEND CHURCH SUNDA~ 04IIB~ ),lllll~)'ql~'O,allllgM)'41WB" )gllll~ O.qmlIII.(J41BPO4NBD'( RE-ELECT JOHN C. SKINNER, JR. The Executive Board and the Coaches of the Midget Basket- ball League, Inc of Jefferson County, have called for aiil boys desiring to tryout for the league teams for this coming ~ason~ to be at the Charles Town Junior High gymnasium ,Saturday after- noon, November 2, between the hours of 3 and 4 p. m. Tl~is sess- ion will involve all new players from the 5th and 6th grades of Wright Denny and Ranson ele- mentary schools. On Wednesday evening, Nov- ember 6, at 6:30 P. M the first practice session for all teams will be held. hnmediately following this practice, all interested par- ents and adults are urged to at, tend a meeting at 8:00 P. M. a very important organizational meeting. This organization cannot funct- ion without the cooperation and response of the adults; they are needed in all facets of the operat ion of this League. Please support the fifth and sixth grade boys of our community and the eight men ,who give of their time and talents to serve as coaches and assistant coaches. of another Panther touchdown a pass and he raced 69 yards for drive. It was a 29-yard run by the third Cardinal touchdown. Hinton which climaxed the drive and gave the Panthers a 19-7 lead. But the Cardinals were not yet to be counted out of the action because they came bounc- ing back and scored two touch- downs in the last minute of play. Gary Walsh's recovery of a Cha rle~ Town fumble on the Panther eight, set the stage fo~" the second Cardinal touchdown. Two plays after the fumble recovery, Hol- mes hit Cardinal end DOn Smith with an eight-yard pass and the TD. When Osbourn place kicked the extra point the Cardinals had closed the gap to 19-14. acting just like a quarterback on a hand-off, slipped the ball to Khn Reed and he raced 70 yards for the TD. Again the Panthers missed on the extra point try. Theft with only 25 seconds of the first half remaining Viv Holmes hit Charlie Winfrey with Osbourn place kicked his third straight extra point to make the score read 25-21 at the halfway mark. Several times in the third per- iod the Cardinals missed opportu- nities to take the lead from the Panthers on dropped passes by Cardinals receivers in the open. But it was the Panthers who dom inated play from midway of the third period the rest of the way. Hinton went in from six yards out late in the third period to give the Panthers a 32-21 lead and early in the fourth period he ran 30 yards for his fourth TD of the game and the sixth one for the Panthers. McIvor passed to Doug Davis for the extra point and it was 39-21 for the Panthers. The seventh Panther TD one a disputed one with game offici- als ruling both Lewis Doleman and Vic Holmes had possession of a pass in the Cardinals end zone. And the official rules gave the ball to the offensive team when this accurs, thu~ it meant TURN TO PAGE 2-C I YOUR SUPPORT WILL BE APPRECIATED AT THE GENERAL ELECTION, NOV. 5 :MARY L. RI66LEHAH CLERK Of The CIRCUIT COURT Oct. 31-1t-(Pol. Adv.) ~II I i ! 0 HOW WILL YOU FEEL IN A BELL CLOTHES SPORT COAT? Our pride in this magniflctent Collection of Sports Coats is only matched by your pride in wearing them. Not only will you feel handsome you'll be handsome and she's sure to notice. $29 95 to $49.95 MEN'S TURTLE NECK SHIRTS A terrific collection Of popular long sleeve turtle neck shirts. OPEN FRIDAY & SATURDAY TILL 9 DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR PROSECUTING ATTORNEY Jefferson County Your Vote & Support Will Be Appreciated BELL'S FEATURES THE AREA'S LARGEST SELECTION