|Alabama's Johnny Cain|
39 YEARS AGO
NOV. 24, 1977
The previously undefeated Repton High School Bulldogs lost a 27-13 decision to the Brantley Bulldogs in Brantley in quarterfinal action in the State Class A playoffs Friday night in Brantley. Repton completed the season with an outstanding 11-1 record.
Repton fell victim to one of the state’s top running backs, Larry Dorsey, who scored on runs of 51 and 22 yards. Dorsey has rushed for 2,049 yards and 25 touchdowns this year.
Quarterback Donnie Reed drove one yard for a Repton score and passed to Fred Rudolph for 16 yards and the other. Terry Wilson kicked the extra point for Repton.
Larry Fluker, president of the Conecuh County Branch NAACP, presents a plaque from the Evergreen Chamber of Commerce to Clint Jackson. Fluker presided over the Clint Jackson Awards Dinner at the Holiday Inn on Saturday night, climaxing Clint Jackson Day honoring Evergreen and Conecuh County’s first-ever member of an U.S. Olympics team.
54 YEARS AGO
NOV. 22, 1962
Barbara Stinson, “Miss Homecoming,” and Brenda Ellis, “Miss Football,” were the reigning royalty at Evergreen High School during the annual homecoming held recently. Barbara was chosen by the student body, and Brenda by the football team. Both are members of the senior class and both are cheerleaders.
Miss Gayle Ryland was crowned queen at homecoming festivities recently at Repton High School. She and her attendants were featured in a parade during the afternoon when the high school band also participated.
69 YEARS AGO
NOV. 27, 1947
Evergreen Battles Miller To A Scoreless Standstill: The Evergreen High Aggies battled a favored Miller High of Brewton team to a scoreless tie here Monday night to close the season on a successful note. Around 1,500 fans witnessed the thrill filled contest that featured wide-open football. Both teams drove deep into the others territory but neither could muster that vital scoring punch.
Miller threw a scare into the Evergreen fans late in the first quarter when Jernigan kicked out of bounds on the Evergreen 9 and Logue’s kick was short and out of bounds on the 23. Jernigan made two to the 21, Hanks broke through and blocked an attempted pass and Ralls intercepted on the Evergreen 15 to end Miller’s most serious threat.
Early in the second quarter Evergreen put together three first downs to move the ball to the Miller 42, but two successive penalties ended this drive. Later two completed passes gave the Aggies a first down on the Miller 32, but the half ended at this point to stop the drive.
Late in the third quarter the Aggies made their strongest threat. With the ball on the Evergreen 15, third down and 16 to go Miller evidently expected a pass but Logue gave the ball to McIntyre on a handoff and he dashed 45 yards to the Miller 40 almost getting away for the distance. Ralls made two and then McIntyre took the ball again on a handoff and went to the Miller 20 nearly getting away again with the last man dropping him. McIntyre fumbled the handoff for no gain, Ralls made three and McIntyre again was held for no gain. Ralls went to the Miller 14 on the fourth down and the Tigers took over.
While there was no scoring it was a nice game to watch. Both teams played wide-open ball tossing numerous long passes with each side intercepting four times. The blocking was sharp and the tackling hard as both teams fought hard for victory.
Leon, Martin, Benny Stokes and Harry Taylor were defensive stars for the Tigers. Jernigan, Lynn and Russell stood out in the rearworks.
Big Sammy Hanks was a wild man in the Aggie line breaking through for tackles constantly. Brooks, Salter and Johnson turned in sparkling performances. McIntyre, Ralls and Logue were offensive stars. Ralls and Ryan deserve a lot of credit for their able assists behind the line.
The game was as even in statistics as in score. Miller had 10 first downs to Evergreen’s nine, but the Aggies outgained the on the ground 117 yards to 92. Miller completed three of 23 passes for 60 yards with four interceptions. Evergreen had four completions on 16 tosses with four interceptions. Evergreen had a total net gain of 159 yards to Miller’s 152. Jernigan kicked five times for an average of 24 yards per kick and Logue averaged 27 on as many kicks.
This ended Coach Wendell Hart’s second season as head coach at Evergreen High. The teams season record was six won, one lost and two tied. Coach Hart’s two-year record is 12 won, three lost and three tied. This year, the Aggies scored 160 points while holding their opponents to 12.
Lyeffion Jr. Cagers Down North Brewton 30-21: The Lyeffion Junior High basketball team opened their 1947-48 season Friday in North Brewton was a 30 to 21 victory over the Junior High School team there. The Brewton team had a distinct advantage in height, but couldn’t match the Lyeffion sharp shooters paced by Miller Dees.
The North Brewton team jumped off to a quick lead which they lost shortly before the end of the first half. The halftime score was 16 to 15. The Lyeffion team quickly widened the lead in the final half and won going away.
Miller Dees, Lyeffion center, led the scoring with 16 points. Gwyn Daniels, guard, sparked the Lyeffion team with his floorwork and ball-hawking. Jernigan of East Brewton bagged 13 points.
Tuesday night the Lyeffion Juniors slipped by the Annex cagers for a thrilling, 19-18 win. The game was played in Lyeffion and filled with thrills from start to finish.
84 YEARS AGO
NOV. 24, 1932
M.A. Hansen attended the Auburn-Georgia game in Columbus Saturday.
Messrs. B.E. Jones, L.W. Price, Bayne Petrey and Frank Hagood are attending the Alabama-Vandy game in Montgomery.
Alabama Meets Vandy In Birmingham Today: University, Ala., Nov. 24 – Faced with meeting one of the strongest teams in the South and admittedly the best at Vandy in a number of years, the Alabama Crimsons are preparing to upset the dope bucket if possible and send the Commodores back to Nashville on the short end of the score when they clash Thanksgiving Day in Birmingham.
Alabama will enter the game with several cripples. Since the Tennessee tilt last month the injury jinx has persisted in pursuing the Tidesmen. (Johnny) Cain is slated to play but may not be his old crashing self, due to his bad knee. Godfree, alternate captain and aggressive leader in the line, may not play any more football for Alabama. His knee, which held up during most of the season, seems to have definitely collapsed. Don Hutsen, flashy sophomore end, is on crutches and out for the rest of the season.
But in spite of these injuries Tide fans are hoping that Alabama will be “right” on Turkey Days and provide one of the season’s upsets by halting the rush of Vandy for conference honors.
Vandy is undefeated this Fall but has tied two contests. Only Alabama stands in its way to an undefeated season.
Alabama, on the other hand, has lost to both Tennessee and Georgia Tech. But the Tidesmen are determined to show their backers that they can play football with the best of them, and if they can show the stuff that they did against the Vols may surprise people on next Thursday.
99 YEARS AGO
NOV. 28, 1917
Miss Lucille Meadows was an interested onlooker at the football game between the Auburn and Ohio teams in the Capital city last week.
129 YEARS AGO
NOV. 24, 1887
Thanksgiving day passed very quietly in Evergreen. The T.B. Long hunting and fishing club had their regular barbecue at the club grounds. There was plenty to eat and a delightful day was spent by the members of the club and their invited guests.