21 YEARS AGO
NOV. 10, 1994
With a sample of cool weather that is yet to come, Hillcrest High School marched into Troy State stadium to face Charles Henderson. It was a game where head coach Dennis Anderson hoped the Jaguars would bounce back from a lackluster performance against T.R. Miller.
Overall, last Friday’s contest was a sloppy affair marked with penalties. After Hillcrest penetrated to the Henderson 25-yard line, a penalty and a sack killed the drive, turning the ball over. The Trojans then took their turn, marching to the Jaguar 15.
A pair of stops by Blake Anderson slowed the drive, and a big tackle by Chad Smith on fourth down killed it, giving the ball back to Hillcrest.
In the second quarter, Henderson began to take control, grinding out a drive that culminated in a score with 2:38 remaining in the half. Anderson had a handful of stops in the drive with Roger and Sylvester Rudolph also making big tackles.
Hillcrest mounted a drive in the closing minutes of the half on the arm of Don Ray Mixon. Mixon connected with Ansel Thomas for 25 yards to the 35 and then with Derrick Rudolph to the 48. Ryan Meeks took a pass and ran to the Trojans 35, but a pair of penalties killed the drive even though Roger Rudolph made a fantastic run to the Henderson 10 as the half expired.
(Other outstanding Hillcrest players in that game included Kharlis Crosby, Paul Brock and Carey Pugh, who scored Hillcrest’s only touchdown on a 45-yard pass from Mixon.)
36 YEARS AGO
NOV. 8, 1979
Aggies rip Greenville; win area championship: The Evergreen High Aggies did their part by beating Greenville High’s Tigers 28-0 Friday night in Greenville. The rest of “the numbers game” that leads to a spot in the playoffs for the State Class 3A championship then fell in place for EHS as W.S. Neal’s Golden Eagles of East Brewton trounced Monroe County High 26-0 in Monroeville, putting the Aggies in the playoffs as champions of Area 2, Region 1.
The Sparta Academy Warriors romped over the McIntosh Academy Chiefs here Friday night, 46-8, in their final home game at Stuart-McGehee Field this season.
Ronny McKenzie added to his school-record figures as he ran for 152 yards and two touchdowns on just 16 carries and caught a 41-yard pass from Terry Peacock for another score.
The tackle chart was led by Russ Raines who had five solo tackles and one assist.
(Other outstanding Sparta players in that game included Scott Baggett, Robert Bozeman, Wes Brown, Ed Carrier, Ira Cook, Greg Crabtree, Andy Hammonds, Jeff Johnson, Bobby Mason, Joe McInvale, Mike Mixon, Cook Morrison, Darwin Nix, Richard Nix and Lee Talbot.)
Repton High School’s Bulldogs took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter, but couldn’t hold off Frisco City High’s Whippets in their battle for the Region 1, Area 2, Class A title in a game played Friday night in Frisco City. Frisco City won, 28-7.
(Repton’s only touchdown came on a 56-yard run by Robbie Harris, and Trey Wilson added the extra point.)
51 YEARS AGO
NOV. 12, 1964
The unbeaten T.R. Miller Tigers celebrated homecoming by rolling past the Evergreen Aggies, 34-13, in Brewton Friday night.
Coach John Robinson’s Aggies went to play and battled the Tigers all the way, scoring in the final seconds, but were never able to handle Miller’s blazing speed.
In defeat, the defensive work of Alvin Dees, who made tackles all over the field, was outstanding. Paul Deason had another big night and was as fine a runner as any on the field. Kenny Harper was another whose number was seen in on many, many plays.
Alvin Dees was named player of the week for the T.R. Miller game by the Evergreen Jaycees. It was the second time he had won the honor, earlier being chosen in the Greenville game. He is a contender for the Jaycee player of the year award.
Dees, senior tackle and linebacker, has been outstanding in the Aggie line all year. A sharp blocker, he excels on defense and is usually in on most of the tackles. He was named to the Birmingham Post-Herald’s All State Team last year.
Mr. and Mrs. V.P. Smith, Miss Elizabeth Turk and Palmer Smith spent the weekend with Miss Mamie Smith and Mrs. Mildred Moore in Birmingham and attended the Alabama-LSU football game.
66 YEARS AGO
NOV. 10. 1949
The Repton Bulldogs ran rough-shod over an inexperienced Beatrice High Eagle eleven Friday afternoon at the Repton field to win their third victory of the season, 39-0.
Marvin Rowland’s running was outstanding for the Bulldogs. He and Ralph Lancaster teamed to give Repton an effective one-two scoring punch. Don Ivey and Joe Kelly did a fine job of clearing a path for the runners as they threw the key blocks on nearly every scoring play.
Evergreen High School’s undefeated Aggies mauled Millry High’s fighting Wildcats, 40-0, here Friday night for their sixth win of the season. Two ties, Andalusia (0-0) and Greenville (6-6), are the only blots on the Evergreen record. The hard charging Evergreen line starred as they turned in one of their most impressive performances of the season limiting the Wildcats to 69 yards from scrimmage in 26 attempts.
Bertie Hassel returned Millry’s game opening kickoff 17 yards to the Evergreen 32 and with spectators still coming into the stands John Greel Ralls went 68 yards for a touchdown on the first play from scrimmage. Evergreen’s outstanding all-state candidate faked a handoff to Ed Hooks and went through a gaping hole at right guard, tore himself from the arms of a Millry tackler, eluded another, cut sharply over to the left sideline, turned on the speed and raced into the end zone standing up.
(Other outstanding Evergreen players in that game included Dickey Bozeman, Shelton Craig, Capt. Jack Cunningham, Bruce Johnson, Jeff Moorer, Gillis “Little Red” Morgan, Max Pope and Douglas Potts. Wendell Hart was Evergreen’s head coach.)
81 YEARS AGO
NOV. 8, 1934
Messrs. W.P. McMillan and R.H. Howard, E.L. McInnis, Deming Jones and John Deming attended the Duke-Auburn football game in Birmingham Saturday.
Season Is Now Open On Deer and Squirrel: The open season on deer and squirrel began in Conecuh County Nov. 1 and hunters thronged the woods during the past week in search of these animals.
The deer season will continue for two months or until Dec. 31. The supply of deer in this county, and in the state as a whole as well, has greatly increased during the last several years following passage and prohibiting the shooting of does.
A large number of deer now range in and around the Johnstonville and Cedar Creek communities in the southern part of the county and about 200 hunters were in that section on the first day. Six bucks were killed.
The squirrel season, which began on the same day, will continue for three months or until Jan. 31. The bird season will open on Nov. 20. Quail may be shot until Feb. 20 and dove until Jan. 31. Hunters may seek turkey gobblers in the month of December and between March 1 and April 10.