95 YEARS AGO
OCT. 12, 1921
LENOX NEWS: Prof. Williams of Belleville came down and played our boys a game of baseball Friday p.m., Oct. 7th, the victory going to the Belleville boys.
80 YEARS AGO
OCT. 8, 1936
Evergreen Loses To Andalusia 12 to 0: The Evergreen Bulldogs dropped their second game of the football season to the Andalusia Bulldogs by the score of 12 to 0. Evergreen outplayed the boys with the pretty uniforms for three quarters and then lost in the last quarter on two long passes which were good for touchdowns. All of the Evergreen Bulldogs played a great game.
Come out and see us win the remaining seven games. The following teams will be played: Jackson (there) Friday night, Georgiana (there), Bay Minette (there), Repton (here) Oct. 30, Dozier (here) Nov. 6, Greenville (there), night game, Elba (here) Nov. 20.
Anyone who will carry a few players to any of these games, please notify Coach L.A. Clements.
Castleberry To Play Jay Team This Week: Castleberry, Ala., Oct. 6 – The Castleberry high school football team went through long and hard workouts this week in an effort to reach top form for its game with Jay, Fla., to be played here Friday.
The local team played a scoreless tie with Brooklyn last week in a game played in midfield. Brooklyn came no nearer the Castleberry goal than the 40-yard line while Castleberry seriously threatened only once. In the third quarter, a pass from Weaver to James was good for 20 yards and Weaver cut through left tackle for 15 more to place the ball on the Brooklyn 15-yard line but a mix-up in signals caused the pass from center to go wild and a 20-yard loss was sustained.
Castleberry – Carr, left end; Sullivan, right end; Oliver, left tackle; Holland, right tackle; McGaha, left guard; McDonald, right guard; Riggs, center; Weaver, quarterback; Green, right half; James, left half; Warren, fullback.
Brooklyn – S. Walter, left end; Mancil, right end; King, left tackle; Blair, right tackle; E. Nalls, left guard; Cary, right guard; Matthews, center; A. Findley, quarterback; M. Nalls, right half; Thames, left half; R. Findley, quarterback. Sub, Griggers for E. Nalls.
65 YEARS AGO
OCT. 11, 1951
Evergreen Aggies Beat Monroeville 20 To 7: The Evergreen High Aggies scored two touchdowns in the second quarter, another in the third and then threw back a rugged Monroeville running attack to win their second victory of the season 20 to 7 here Friday night. A crowd of some 2,000 enjoyed a game with its share of thrills.
(Players on Evergreen’s team in that game included Ward Alexander Jr., Pace Bozeman, Lurton Chambers, Same Cope, Gwyn Daniels, Wayne “Dog” Douglas, Donahue Edson, Eddie Evers, Jimmy Frazier, Shirley Frazier, Paul Hanks, Gillis “Red” Morgan, Bill Robinson and Joe Stowers. Wendell Hart was Evergreen’s head coach, and Spencer Davis was assistant coach.)
Lyeffion Jackets Lose To Beatrice Eagles: A light and inexperienced Lyeffion Yellow Jacket team blew sky-high early in the first period and were plowed under 33-6 by a big Beatrice Eagle eleven here last Thursday night. The Jackets, making their second start of the season under Coach Mack English, started off well.
The victory was Beatrice’s first in football history at the Monroe County school.
Outstanding for Lyeffion was the running of Big David Eddins, but his fumbles were costly. (Other outstanding Lyeffion players in that game included Wayne Thames, Van Hawsey and Ben Hawsey.)
The Evergreen High Aggies will close out a four-game home stand here Friday night meeting W.S. Neal of East Brewton in Brooks Stadium at eight o’clock.
The Aggies have held the upper hand over Neal in recent years. The last win for the East Brewton school was in 1946. In ’47 they managed to tie the Aggies 6-6 and since then they haven’t been able to score, losing three straight.
Lyeffion And Repton Meet Here Tonight In First Battle For County Grid Title: The Lyeffion Yellow Jackets will be entertained by a host Repton Bulldog eleven tonight at 7:30 in Evergreen’s Brooks Stadium. The battle is the first of the season between two county teams. The unofficial county title goes on the line. It’ll have to be unofficial as Lyeffion does not play Evergreen. Should the Bulldogs cop tonight’s tilt, and they are favored, and beat Evergreen, they’d be county champions.
50 YEARS AGO
OCT. 12, 1966
Was Rainey night, Tigers win 34-6: Undaunted by a game-opening kickoff return by the Evergreen Aggies’ Homer Faulkner for a 90-yard touchdown, the Greenville Tigers ground out a 34-6 decision over Evergreen here Friday night.
The Tigers used a scrambling quarterback, powerful ground game and good passing to rack up the victory. They kept the Aggie attack grounded most of the night with a strong pass rush and good coverage in the secondary.
The Aggies started off like a house afire with Faulkner gathering in the opening kickoff on his own 10, striking out up the middle and breaking into the clear behind good blocking and out-running the Tigers for a touchdown.
(Other top Evergreen players in that game included Elliott Quarles and Jack White. Top players for Greenville include Lionel Ed Rainey, Reese Rainey, Donald Coker, Maury Stead and Billy Taylor.)
Lyeffion Jackson notch second win, hit Ft. Deposit 26-6: Coach Buck Powell’s improving Lyeffion High Yellow Jackets turned up for this week’s game with Evergreen by blasting the Ft. Deposit Red Devils at Lyeffion Friday night. The 26-6 victory was the second win for Lyeffion in five starts.
Bo O’Gwynn hammered over from four yards out early in the first quarter to put the Jackets ahead.
Later in the opening period, O’Gwynn went nine yards for the second Jacket score. Stanley Wilson got loose on a beautiful 72-yard run for the third Lyeffion score, and Ronnie Booker bucked over from the one for the final tally.
35 YEARS AGO
OCT. 8, 1981
Jackets sting Whippets 29-9: “What? How? I don’t believe it. Are you sure?” These were some of the comments that were heard as the score of Saturday night’s football game between Lyeffion and Frisco City began to circulate. When the dust had settled at the Frisco City field, the Yellow Jackets had thoroughly defeated the Whippets 29-9.
Defensively, the Yellow Jackets held the high scoring Whippets to just 64 yards rushing and 40 passing. The defense was led by (Donald) Lee with five solo tackles and two interceptions.
(Other top Lyeffion players in that game included Jeff Baggett, Bobby Blount, Michael Grace, Lee Hamrac, John Johnson, Andrew Maxwell, Leodus Mims, Jimmy Mixon, Joe Mixon, Roosevelt Mixon, Robert Riley, Eddie Ray Taylor and Freddie Taylor. Michael Bledsoe was Lyeffion’s head coach.)
The Wilcox Academy Wildcats finally overcame a scrappy bunch of Sparta Academy Warriors and scored twice in the third period to win a private school football game 22-6 here Friday night at Stuart-McGehee Field.
Joey Johnson scored Sparta’s only touchdown on a four-yard run.
(Other outstanding Sparta players in that game included West Brown, Ed Carrier, Thad Ellis, Al Etheridge, Charles Floyd, Scotty Grace, Scott Lawrence, Joe McInvale, Britt McNeill, Mike Mixon, Russ Raines, Dewan Salter, Lewis Shipp and Mike Wilson.)
The Evergreen High School Aggies lost their fifth game in a row last Friday night at the Monroeville Tigers defeated the Aggies 18-0.
(Evergreen players in that game included Mark Bell, Frank Likely, Henry Savage, Max Cassady, Barry Padgett, James Lee and Deatrich Wise.)