|Evergreen High School's 1967 offensive starters.|
47 YEARS AGO
SEPT. 21, 1967
“Elliott (Buck) Quarles was named Outstanding Player of the Week by the Evergreen Jaycees for the Monroeville game.
“Quarles is a 160-pound junior and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Quarles. He was a starter last year and has developed as the Aggies’ top runner this season. He was chosen not only for his blocking and running on offense, but also for his fine play on defense as a linebacker.”
Evergreen dropped its game against Monroe County High School, 14-13, in Evergreen.
Quarles scored Evergreen’s touchdown on a three-yard run, but a bad snap caused the Aggies to miss the ensuing extra point try. Evergreen’s second touchdown came on a 7-yard pass from Jimmy Hart to Don Montgomery. Wayne Caylor kicked the extra point.
Other Evergreen players in that game included Ronald Halford, Leon Hinson, George Stinson and Hollis Tranum.
“The finest crowd in years filled the stadium to overflowing. Due to a lost report form, Principal Roy Davis could give no official attendance figures. However, he reported a gate o $2,163, including better than 2,000 paid admissions.”
“Bulldogs whip Lyeffion 18-0: Outplayed in the first half by an underdog Lyeffion team, the Repton Bulldogs roared back with three touchdowns in the last half to win going away, 18-0.
“(Gary) Boatwright and Salter were standouts for Repton.”
Other standout players in that game included Repton’s Jimmy Ray Higdon and John Lee and Lyeffion’s Vernon Chavers and Doug Williams.
62 YEARS AGO
SEPT. 18, 1952
“The Repton High School Bulldogs ripped the cover off the 1952 season Friday night and also played the first game on their new lighted field before an overflowing crowd. The grid opener for Coach Charlie Pouncey’s team was spoiled by the visiting Flomaton Hurricane team which edged the battling Bulldogs, 13 to 0, in a thrilling scrap.
“The Repton club was led by Shelton Baggett who played a bangup game on offense in the backfield and shifted into a guard spot to spark the defense.”
“Coach Wendell Hart will take the wraps off his seventh edition of the Evergreen High School Aggies here Friday night when the Evergreens meet Atmore’s Blue Devils in the season-opener for both clubs. Kickoff is set at eight o’clock in Brooks Stadium.
“Coach Hart listed his probable starters on the offensive team as follows: Left end, Cullen Edson, 135; left tackle, Wayne Douglas, 180; left guard, Bill Robinson, 140; center, Joe Stowers, 150; right guard, Richard Taylor, 160; right tackle, Sammy Robison, 160, or Paul Hanks, 175; right end, Alt. Capt. Shirley Frazier, 160; quarterback, Billy Lewis, 150; left halfback, Ward Alexander, 178; right halfback, Jimmy Frazier, 145; fullback, Capt. Pace Bozeman, 160.
“The defensive platoon is composed of the following: LE, S. Frazier, 160; LT, Hanks, 175; LG, Lamar Shefield, 190; center, J. Frazier, 145; RG, Taylor, 160; RT, Douglas, 180; RE, Levon Ward, 160; FB, Ronnie Edson, 155, HB, Bozeman, 160; HB, Lewis, 150; safety, Alexander, 178.”
“Starlington Cops Conecuh Loop Title In Playoff Sunday: The Starlington Stars defeated the Centerville Rookies, 7-0, behind the two-hit pitching of Punk Fussell to win the playoffs of the Conecuh Amateur League at Brooks Stadium Sunday. In a preliminary tilt, Shreve edged Castleberry, 5-4, to take third place in the playoffs.
“The Stars scored twice in the first inning and were never in trouble with Fussell pitching airtight ball. The game was called at the end of the fifth inning because of darkness.
“Fussell struck out seven batters and didn’t issue a free ticket to first. Houston Blackburn did the catching. Gillis Jones started for the Rookies, giving way to Homer Riley in the third inning. Clint Ward was the catcher. Jones gave up four hits, struck out three and walked three. Riley gave up three hits, struck out six and walked two.
“Ervin Burkett collected two hits in three trips to the plate to lead the victors. Riley and Jones got the two Rookie hits. Most of the game was played in a slow drizzle.
“Castleberry and Shreve tied up in a real thriller in the first game. At the end of the scheduled seven innings, the score was tied, 0-0. Shreve pitcher Herbert Sanford had a no-hitter until he gave up one hit in the sixth. At the end of seven innings, Shreve had gotten only three hits off Castleberry pitchers Ralph Grady and J.W. Windham.
“Sanford, Duck Reeves and Ed Hooks were the Shreve battery, while Grady, Windham and W. Ivey worked for Castleberry. O’Neal Kennedy and Tot Bentley each had two hits in five trips to lead the hitting for Shreve. Carroll Powell and Windham with one hit each led Castleberry.”
77 YEARS AGO
SEPT. 16, 1937
“Miss Lou Skinner has gone to Talladega where she is physical education teacher.”
“FORE SALE – One 19 month old male pointer. Untrained, but not gun shy. Will sell cheap. Apply to Texaco Service Station.”
92 YEARS AGO
SEPT. 20, 1922
“A crowd of scenery seekers went to Stephens’ pond Sunday morning where they enjoyed boat riding and several members of the party took a dip.”
“Football practice is going on in dead earnest now on the campus of the Marion County High School in Guin. The boys can be seen every afternoon going through heavy drills.”
“We (Wild Brothers Hardware) are often told that we carry too much stock for the size town, but our experience is that we hardly have any trouble trading if we have just what the people want. This has been clearly demonstrated in our fishing tackle department. We do not suppose there is a more particular customer ever comes in our store than a real fisherman, still we hardly have one to come in and go out without what he came in for. We just carry enough stock to give them what they want, regardless of any peculiar idea that they may have. What it takes to catch fish, we happen to have it.”
107 YEARS AGO
SEPT. 18, 1907
“Hunting permits can be secured at The Courant office.”