21 YEARS AGO
NOV. 16, 1989
“The Hillcrest High School Jaguars will open their season at 6:30 Friday night against Clarke County High School in Grove Hill. Their first home game will be Tuesday at 5 p.m. against W.S. Neal. Players are Laura Delaney, Tracey Dailey, LaRhonda Booker, Tracey Elliott, Nikki Likely, Katrina Bradley, Tammy Taylor, Sabrina Johnson, Kim January, Beronica Toliver, Coach Ronnie Williams, Rena White, Katina Cunningham, Shirley Bryant and Sandra Rogers.”
“Evergreen Tiny Mite Westside Team’s homecoming court and their escorts, honored in pre-game activities Oct. 14 were Raymond Taylor and fifth runner-up, Tamika Williams; Henry Scott and third runner-up, Lamika Rankin; Kevin Riley and first runner-up, Lawanda Hall; Miss Football Sherry Hines and Willie Likely; Miss Homecoming Crystal Boykin and Barry Grace; second runner-up Holly Hart and Lyle Bell; and fourth runner-up Casey Pugh and Carey Pugh.”
“Evergreen Pee Wee Westside Team’s homecoming court and their escorts honored in pre-game activities Oct. 14 were second runner-up Crystal Scott and Josh Scott; Miss Homecoming Shantell Scott and Donald Williams; Miss Football Aletha Perkins and Sedrick Williams; first runner-up Lakesha Womack and Reggie Boykin; and third runner-up Christina Grace and Ronald Riley.”
36 YEARS AGO
NOV. 21, 1974
“The Fort Dale Academy Warriors downed the Sparta Warriors, 38-28, in the Veterans Bowl at the Greenville school Saturday night.
“Bruce Hutcheson topped the Sparta runners with a net of 86 yards. Walker Scott had 70 and Sam Skipper, 68.”
“Coach Charles Branum and his Evergreen High School Aggies open their 1974-75 basketball season at Lyeffion High School gymnasium at 6:30 Friday night Nov. 22.
“His starters for the 74-75 season will be 6-6 Ronald Fantroy and 6-5 Alfonzo Holder at forwards, 5-5 Chuck Jones at one guard and Percy Jones, 6-0, at the other guard. Center will be manned by 6-4 Gene Stallworth. The Aggies top two substitutes are Willie Ingram and Albert Stallworth. The second team consists of four tenth-graders, Walter Bullock, Johnny Jackson, Nelson Bradley and Marion Stanton and eleventh-grader Edwin Rankin.”
“Mr. and Mrs. Peyton Burford Jr., Chris and Danny of Camden, spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Bill Seales. They all attended the Auburn-Georgia football game in Auburn Saturday.”
81 YEARS AGO
NOV. 21, 1929
“This paper is in receipt of a letter from the student body of Georgiana High School, calling attention to an error made in reporting the football game played between Evergreen and Georgiana Fri., No. 8, and published in last week’s paper. The Courant stated that the score was 28 to 0, when it should have been 28 to 12.
“Coach Robinson called the editor’s attention to the error immediately after the paper came out and requested that we make proper correction this week, which request we were glad to comply with. We regret that the error was made. We assure the Georgiana school that it was by no means intentional. The notes which were handed to this office were not distinct, and we honestly read the score from them just as it was published. We are glad to give prominent notice this week to the correction in order that no injustice be done our neighbor school.
“The Georgiana student body enclosed an article which they state is their version of the game. This we are gladly publishing below.
“’The Georgiana Panthers met the Evergreen Aggies on Gantt Field Fri., Nov. 8, 1929. During the first half, the spirit of the Panthers was somewhat crushed by successive offside penalties. During this time, the Aggies scored two touchdowns by passes and line plays.
“’In the third quarter, the Aggies opened up their bag of freak plays. These plays netted them two more touchdowns.
“’In the final period, the spirit of the Panthers had somewhat returned and opening up with a passing attack, scored two touchdowns. McGowin and Arant scoring one each.
“’The game ended with a score of 28 to 12 in favor of the Aggies.’”
Compiled by Sports Reporter Lee Peacock from past issues of The Evergreen Courant.