|President Franklin D. Roosevelt|
31 YEARS AGO
SEPT. 26, 1985
The Sparta Academy Warriors hurled a 19-0 shutout at Chambers Academy here Friday night.
Danny Reed scored once and passed for another touchdown to pace Sparta. He returned the second half kickoff 86 yards for a score and threw a 10-yard pass to Tim Wilson for another score. Chad Grace plunged over from the one for the other touchdown and Jeff Walker kicked the extra point.
(Other top Sparta players in that game included Lee Adams, Scott Adams, Jeff Carrier, Chris Cook, Tommy Conway, Thad Ellis, Chad Grace, Mike Osban, Lynn Ralls, Jim Reed, Mark Rigsby, Scott Salter, Jeff Walker, Brad Watts, Lee Wild and Tim Wilson.)
The Evergreen Aggies lost their first game of the season last week to the Monroeville Tigers by the score of 27-7.
The Aggies got their only score of the game with 2:43 left (in the fourth quarter) when James Harvey threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Daryl Dryer. The extra point was good by Marion Oliver, making the final score 27-7 in favor of Monroeville.
In spite of being denied the privilege of a prep rally, the Castleberry Blue Devils never let their spirit fall below the line of McKenzie. This devilish bundle of dynamite pulled together to blow McKenzie’s pride away, by defeating them, 14-12.
The top defensive player, with a total of 14 solo tackles and two assists, was Dempsey Kennedy.
The top rusher for the night was Cedric Philyaw with a total of 104 yards.
(Other top Conecuh County High School players in that game included Willie Jenkins, Bruce Madden, Wade Laster and Steve Smith.
46 YEARS AGO
SEPT. 24, 1970
Aggies maul Tigers 22-6 for second win: The Evergreen Aggie infantry shot down the Monroe County High Tiger air corps 22-6 in Monroeville Friday night. The win was the second of the season for the unbeaten Aggies and their third consecutive triumph over the Tigers.
(Top players for Evergreen in that game included Sammy Brown, Ronald Jones, Andrew McMillian, Frank McMillian, Whalen Oliver, Larry Peacock, Eddie Reeves, John Robinson, Tim Skipper, Reggie Smith, Robert Ward and Richard Wilson. Wendell Hart was Evergreen’s head coach.)
Coach J.H. Brown’s Lyeffion High School Yellow Jackets will be after their second win of the season when they meet the Frisco City Whippets at 7:30 Frida night on the Lyeffion field.
The Jackets downed McKenzie last week to bring their record to 1-2 after losing to Excel and Repton.
Coach Victor Ray Norris’ Repton High School Bulldogs will be after their second win of the season when they entertain the Lowndes County High School Red Devils of Ft. Deposit at 7:30 Friday night.
The Bulldogs are 1-1 with a 12-0 win over Lyeffion in the opening game and a close 20-12 loss to powerful Excel last week.
Coach Wendell Hart’s Evergreen High School Aggies are on top of the standings in the 3A Division of the South Alabama Conference.
(Other teams in the conference included Elba, Geneva, Pike County, Andalusia, Opp, Troy and Greenville.)
61 YEARS AGO
SEPT. 29, 1955
Andalusia Bulldogs Not All Bark; Unleash Powerful Running Attack To Beat Aggies 28-6: The Evergreen Aggies played their hearts out, but proved to be no match for the mighty Andalusia Bulldogs who brought a powerful line and a stable of fleet backs to perform before a near capacity crowd at Brooks Stadium Friday night.
Evergreen drew first blood Friday night at Brooks Stadium on a blocked kick and 40-yard run by Tommy Watts, (Ronnie) Edson pushing over the TD from two yards out.
(Other standout Evergreen players in that game included Walter Carrier, Cook, Wayne Frazier, Neal Hyde, Pee Wee Hyde, Johnson, Eddie Kelley, Buck Lewis, Mason, Moorer and White. Wendell Hart was Evergreen’s head coach.)
The McKenzie line spelled the difference Thursday night between Repton and McKenzie as McKenzie won, 29-6, at Repton. Blackwell’s passing and Crutchfield’s running were very good for Repton, while the backfield combination of McKenzie was exceptional.
The Yellow Jackets from Lyeffion pounded five times on the touchdown door Friday night and were admitted only once, losing 13-6 to a Goshen team that made two touchdowns on punt returns.
Doug Jones, Yellow Jacket right halfback, gained over 180 yards rushing against Goshen, and completed 12 of 14 passes. Gabe “Tiger” Booker carried well from the quarterback slot, and Raines proved to be a great help with his running and blocking for other Lyeffion backs.
In preparation for tonight’s hassle with Beatrice, Coach William Andrews has worked on timing, running, passing and kicking. Beatrice will bring a good team over, but the recent additions of J.E. Williams and other players just returning from National Guard duty will help bolster the reserve strength of the Yellow Jackets.
Brewton Cyclones Take CCTS Eagle 13-6 Saturday: In a hard fought game, the Evergreen “Eagles” were defeated 13-6 by the Brewton “Cyclones.”
The Eagles would not accept a white-wash so they scored in the last of the fourth quarter on a pass from January to Wartley for the six points.
On Sat., Oct. 1, the Eagles will face a tough opponent from Auburn, Ala. this will be a battle because it will be the meeting of two schools whose principals are brothers-in-law. Come early in order to be sure of a comfortable seat for this one, remember time: Oct. 1, at 8 p.m.; place: Brooks Stadium.
McKenzie Preparing For Ft. Deposit Friday: Coach Reid Hughes, new mentor at McKenzie High School, said today his team is in good shape for the contest Friday night with Ft. Deposit on the home field at McKenzie. Assistant coach at McKenzie this year is Theo Carpenter.
(Players on McKenzie’s team that year included George Carpenter, O’Neal Davis, Dickie Dour, Jimmy Dour, Melvin Hallford, Nelson Hooks, Jimmy Howell, Lamar Odom, Greg Pierce, Marvin Spikes and Tommy Wright.)
76 YEARS AGO
SEPT. 26, 1940
President Okays Stadium Project: A telegram received by The Courant Tuesday and signed by Senator Lister Hill announced that President Roosevelt had approved the amount of $12,358 to be used on the construction of a stadium and playground on the campus of the Evergreen High School.
The text of the telegram reads as follows:
“Delighted to advise Project 50134 sponsored by the City of Evergreen to construct playground and stadium on High School campus has received Presidential approval in the amount of $12,258.”
Plans and specifications for this project, along with several other community projects, were submitted to the President recently by city and county officials, and the news of the stadium approval will be welcomed here. Plans for the stadium and playground include concrete bleachers, a sodded playing field and a cinder path for track.
The city will share in the expense of construction but their part will mostly be in the form of rolling stock. The labor will be furnished by the WPA.
The definite date on which the construction will start has not yet been set.
91 YEARS AGO
SEPT. 30, 1925
Mr. J.P. King and Andrew Jay spent two days fishing on Conecuh River this week.
A party of 20 young people of Evergreen enjoyed a camping at Conecuh Cabins last weekend.