30 YEARS AGO
NOV. 21, 1985
Catherine ousts Sparta 44 to 8: The Catherine Colts, ranked No. 1 in the state in Class A among Alabama Private School Association schools, ousted Sparta Academy’s Warriors from the state playoffs in a first round game played Saturday night in Catherine by a 44-8 score.
Other than the scoreboard, the Warriors had pretty good figures. Chad Grace picked up 80 yards on 17 carries; Lee Adams, 47 on three tries; Danny Reed, 22 on three; Jeff Carrier, five on three tries; Tim Wilson lost a yard on one try and Mark Rigsby lost four on two.
Reed had Sparta’s only touchdown on a 12-yard pass from Walker and Grace passed to Walker for the extra points.
Walker completed eight of 18 pass attempts for 113 yards and a touchdown, but suffered an interception. Brad Watts completed one of three attempts for eight yards, and Grace completed one of one for three yards.
Danny Reed had five receptions for 65 yards and the touchdown. Rigsby caught two for 42 yards; Lynn Ralls, one for 11; Grace, one for three; and Walker, one for three.
Eddie Salter, Evergreen’s World Champion Turkey Caller, will be interviewed on the 5:30 p.m. news tonight on WAKA TV, Channel 8, Selma. Eddie has won numerous turkey calling contests over the Southeast and is now marketing his own turkey caller. He is generally recognized as one of the top turkey hunters in the state and was named to the State’s Top Ten last year.
45 YEARS AGO
NOV. 19, 1970
Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Tate, Evergreen, are pictured here with Al Unser, 1970 Indianapolis 500 winner and United States Auto Club (USAC) points champion during a visit to the Firestone hospitality suite at the New York Hilton Hotel. Mr. and Mrs. Tate were in New York recently for the American Trucking Association (ATA) convention. He is an executive with Poole Truck Lines.
Jaycees joyous over drag race: The Evergreen Jaycees are feeling great, in spirit and in pocketbook, thanks to the huge success enjoyed by their first drag races held Sunday afternoon at Middleton Field.
The crowd was so much larger than anticipated that the first race had to be postponed over 30 minutes to permit spectators to complete parking. Estimates ranged from 2,000 to 5,000 with this newspaper putting the mark at a conservative 2,300.
Top drivers from over the Southeast were on hand and provided the appreciative crowd with plenty of thrills and some high speeds. The crowd, at least most of it, stayed until dark to see the event completed in spite of the bitter cold Northeast wind.
A Jaycee spokesman said that a profit of nearly $2,000 would be realized, all to go toward civic projects. The first to be spent on the annual shopping tour for underprivileged children.
60 YEARS AGO
NOV. 17, 1955
E.H.S. Aggies Win Over T.R. Miller 33-0 At Brooks Stadium: Jumping to an early lead here last Friday night, the Evergreen Aggies continued their winning ways by running rough-shod over the visiting T.R. Miller Tigers as Coach Wendell Hart used plenty of subs in an effort to keep the score down.
The final Aggie score came in the closing minute of play as Bill Grace passed to Bert Cook at the six, and Bert scrambled through the Tigers to rack up his second TD of the night. Wendell Tolbert converted as time ran out with the final score 33-0 in favor of the Aggies.
(Other standout Evergreen players in that game included Russell Deason, Ronnie Edson, Wayne Frazier, Eddie Kelly, Buck Lewis, Jimmy Moorer, James Nelson, Tommy Watts and Randy White.)
Red Level Tigers Roll 60-0 Over Lyeffion Here: Coach Ray Davis’s Red Level Tigers journeyed here Friday night to meet the winless Lyeffion Yellow Jackets, and proved to be by far too much opposition, as they completely outclassed the hapless Jackets, 60-0, scoring almost at will and never allowing a serious Lyeffion scoring attempt.
Flomaton Beats Repton In Homecoming Battle: The Repton Bulldogs fought hard to win for the homecoming fans, but could not overcome a larger Flomaton aggregation that scored in the first, second and fourth periods (winning 18-0).
In the third quarter, Repton drove down to the Flomaton 10-yard line on good hard running by Waters, Ray Blackwell and Crutchfield. Blackwell’s pass to Waters for 26 yards kept the drive going. After Flomaton recovered a fumble at their 10, they were able to drive to the 34 but fumbled and again Repton drove inside the 20, but lost the ball on downs at the Flomaton 12.
75 YEARS AGO
NOV. 21, 1940
Aggies Knuckle Down To Serious Cage Practice: The Evergreen High School Aggies, winners of the 1940 county cage crown, knuckled down to serious practice last week in preparation for the coming basketball season.
There are two things missing from the hilltop squad this year. They are G. Alderman, last year’s coach, and Bill Wiggins, stellar center. Mr. Alderman has accepted a position elsewhere this year, and Bill is now endeavoring to absorb some knowledge into his six-foot frame at the East Mississippi Junior College at Scooba.
Replacing Mr. Alderman as mentor this year is James C. Smith, letterman of Howard College. Knud Nielsen, who alternated with Wiggins at the center spot last year – what time he wasn’t pinch hitting as a forward – falls heir to regular duties as pivot this year and his play has greatly improved.
Followers of the cage sport this year will find practically the same faces on the floor when hostilities begin as they did last year, except however, the faces will have deeper lines of experience in them a year ago. The No. 1 combine this year will probably consist of two cousins, Randy and Derrill Moorer, at the forward posts; Nielsen will be at center, and Judson Murphy and Fred Owens will prove themselves able to stop any scoring spree by their opponents at the guard positions. Several newcomers have moved up this year to take up the slack and they include D.C. “Papa” Garner, “Sonny” Price, Edsell Johnson and Marvin Hanks.
Work Begins On Municipal Course: A crew of about 40 W.P.A. workers began work Monday on Evergreen’s municipal golf course, located four miles north of town on Highway 31.
According to county officials, this site is one of the best that could be obtained anywhere for use as a golf course, having soil just suited for that purpose and having a good natural drainage.
The course will occupy about 80 acres of land in front of Lemley’s Station on the highway. The first period of work will be spent in clearing the land of brush and other obstacles.
96 YEARS AGO
NOV. 19, 1919
Effie school attended the Community Fair at Mt. Zion and carried an exhibit, winning second prize. A feature of the afternoon was the basketball game between Effie and Mt. Zion. The score was 22 to 8 in favor of Effie.
Effie wishes to extend a cordial invitation to everybody to spend Thanksgiving with us. In the morning we will have a program and an old fashion Thanksgiving dinner at 12 o’clock. The afternoon will be taken up with athletics.
We have three basketball games scheduled, an amusing feature will be a basketball game between married men and school boys. Then we will have the running high jump with teams from as many schools as will enter.
Last we will have a half-mile relay race with a team from several schools. We will be glad for all the nearby schools to come for the day and bring a team for the various athletic contests.