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October 3, 1975

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Mk~l(m Sfaa oa S in th, FIELD t". I weekend in the out-of-doors is not all play, Maybe not hard work. but work nevertheless. For a a weekend recently came to pass. And in spite of our Lad sew instead of shotgun and rifle, it was a most kffair. It is just such memorable occasions in the , unfortunately, that are so often overlooked by the growing everywhere. be it birds, bunnies, big game or small, is the ultimate of this favorite outdoor sport, just as the winning of the savage gridiron play in The Astrodome on a ,But as any good coach will say. the winning TD is only one "game." Likewise. the Final kill is only one small part of work would be a prelude to later hunts in off the paved highway on Middle Mountain in Randolph a blacktop road to narrow dirt lane paralleling a :Run. I clung to the side of the van in a vain attempt to stay chair that builder Bob Reed had set up behind the driver's seat was at least softer than the metal boxes Reed Arnold rode shotgun in the only other available seat. quite come to the mountains. Except for occasional red or few maples here and there, the summer foliage still farming a canopy of green over the road. Sheep and in the still verdant pastures we passed. tUnounced, as we arrived at the turn into a bumpy, rocky Would take us two more miles to Byrl Law's mountain of monument or testimony to the ruggedness of the road, a scattered on the hillside just off the road. "There's declared. "Byrd must have had trouble getting in. builder's expected teasing tirade when we arrived in Words were, "Did you see our lumber? It was too much for had to unload." Dennis, it seemed, had borrowed his for a Canadian fishing trip and had left Byrl the that he owned. Loaded. it scraped bottom on the we arrived, the pleasing smell of cooking steaks and seven of us shared in the first ritual htmRug camps everywhare-a sort of stoking up for the Jim Van Meder already had a roaring campfire ritual that is as much a part of a hunting camp as of a shotgun. The camaraderie, the joking, the serious Over the crackling sounds of burning wood-these, like and conversation before a football contest, are all a Same. ~.F. of Charleston, his son Jack of Athens. Ohio, son, Scott. even before they had their gear unloaded, the wood stove, tenderly cared for by Byrl. two more willing workers arrived.Don Phillips and in hand, disembarked ready to begin our weekend for the camp, Hicks looked to post-breakfast chores, the rest task at hand. and under the guidance of capable who already had {with help) retrieved the missing The scene that morning would have made a movie Our "Guns of Autumn" were hammers and saws. levels. Out" emma? Nails. Behind the cabin, three "hunters" z iuc long logs, (chained in behind the Riggs' the cook stove. In the front, tlmm it would support the roof of the measured and cut the rough-sawn lumber for rafters ated tin roofing would be nailed. The floor laid, Sun over the high ridge east of camp. the posts help on the cabin roof. I joined Don Phillips and hour or so managed to maintain my footing and keep to a 2 x 4. Rafters and crosspieces in place, we waited my precarious parch and watched yet another of the Camp: a lesson in shooting and gun safety, being given by a grandson. Young Scott had a new lever-action .22. The log against the hill. After the .22. Mr. Riggs dug out a lesson then graduated to more serious stuff, and as wonder what some of the antigun folks would think. the weekend when President Ford was nearly shot for a {Moore} Kahn a sportswoman, trained in the proper Was Sirhan Sirhan a sportsman, as Scott some day SO. than how to handle a gun. We witnessed how man. common interest and working toward a common many things and enjoy themselves while they do. among men three to four times his a8e, Scott learned ) and how to share without complainL in the : o taide in a aleeping bag on the floor of the new porch , a man ha obviously adored-an experience in itself thai chance to enjoy. 'ready now for our own West Virginia version of "Guns 11 we'll return to pursue turkey in the wild, not with shot and shall. If Scott makes it back, imagine boy will experieince if he can proudly bring trophy or not, one thing is for sure: any neophyte schooled, as of the outdoors, will sooner wander into the Zame than walk the streets of the city gunning for man. DAWSON Tack & Sapply q Cam Pmducu Avaflat . I)awsom Form - 462-7119 Her mmdmt H ter Her Slm fullback Gary Watson rambled and straight-armed his way for 222 yards in 26 carries, leading his team to victory over the Gilmer Titans 40-8. Watson, who as a junior totaled 1,125 yards and won second team All-State Class A honors as a linebecker, scored four touchdowns and played a stellar defensive game. Wirt is now 4-0. For the Titans (1-3), Cliff Frymier exploded on a second period kickoff return from his 40 to the Wirt 15. Facing a third and 10 situation, Quarterback John Fox hit flanker Don Wilson in the corner of the end zone for Gilmer's only score. Fox also passed to end Mike Boggs for a nifty two-point conversion as the Titans looked as if they might come back. At that point, Gilmer trailed Wirt, 13-8. But a fumble on the opening kickoff of the second half changed all that. Wirt recovered at the Titan 25 and. seven running plays later, Watson powered in for the first of three second half Tiger scores. Cdlmer besen oo a blab note. as hnebacker Danny Smith recovered a Tiger fumble during their first series at Gilmer's 37. Both teams battled to a standoff throughout the first period, primarily on the ground, until Watson warmed up. With 1:31 left in the period, he swept left end on a 42-yard jaunt to the end zone. the first play after Wirt recovered their own fumble. Gilmer's defense played hard. however, holding the impressive Wirt ground attack on a succeeding series. With a fourth down and 14 on Gilmer's 34. defensive back Keith Morrow came up with a spectacular tackle of a Wirt running hack, giving the Titans possession. But Gilmer's offense failed to penetrate against a tough Wirt front line. Wirt scored their second touch- down when quarterback Brian Ferguson hit end Andy Villers with a 35 yard strike moments later. On the ensuing kickoff. Frymier had his moment of glory, racing down the left sideline until he was caught from behind. After Gilmer's score, the Titan defense played herocially. Wirt powered along the ground, again led by Watson. to the Titan 18. With fourth down and eight. Mike Boggs' key interception on the one-yard line with 22 seconds left in the half seemed to give the Titans just the boost they needed. Girls varsity and junior varsity basketball teams, coached by Connie Cole, split a doubleheader last week against Wirt. Gilmer jv's defeated Wirt. 27-17, but the varsity squad lost in the second contest, 52-27. The girls play a 12-game schedule in the fall, so as not to coincide with boys' basketball and play at home next against Braxton County on Thursday. JV games begin at 6:15 p.m. and varsity contests commence at 8 ONE TO SUIT EVERYgODy'S NEED Holly Pad( Windsor Norris Frosdom Dotd)~Wide Honm8 BEST SERVICE MOVE AND SET UP OPEN DAYS A WEEK SUNDAY 1-6 BELKNAP MOBILE HOMES. INC. lqmne 364-$60B Rt. 4 lust off 1-79 Take Gmmaway-Suttou Exits Toward Gmmaway Gauaway WV Opposite Sraxton County Armory October 2, 1975 ;'~, (;|envil|e Democrat/Pathfinder 9 But their fumble on the second half kickoff proved the turning point of the same. Watson really showed his stuff in the third period. Starting from his own 46-yard line. the burly fullback picked up four successive first downs and Ferguson sneaked over from the four with 5:15 to go in the third period to make it 27-8. In desperation. Gilmer tried a fourth down fake punt during their next offensive series. McPherson's pass to Bobby Kirkpatrick failed, giving the Tigers good field position at the Gilmer 32-yard line. Grinding it out, Wirt running backs battered deep into Titan territory and. with one second left in the third period, Watson bulled over for another score to make it 33-8. Gilmer's defense provided another break in the fourth period, recovering a fumbled pitchout at their own 40. But the Titan air attack was stifled when a Wirt defensive back intercepted a Fox pass and returned it to his 35-yard line. Watson immediately picked up 30 yards on a ramble around right end. running over and straight-arming several Titans along the way. But, strangely enough, the tired and battered Titan defenders stiffened and held Wirt on their own one-yard line. Wirt had tried to score on three successive running plays by faking to Watson and trying their halfbacks off-tackle. The heartbreaker for Gilmrer occurred on their first offensive play after taking control of the ball in front of their own goal line, With only 38 seconds left, the Titans fumbled and Wirt recovered. Taking no chances. Ferguson handed off to, you guessed it. fullback Watson who broke a tackle and careened into the end zone for the final tally. Extr a Points Gilmer runnir- backs could only manage 17 yards on 31 atempts. Fox completed three of 11 passes for 28 yards and was intercepted once... Wirt piled up 350 yards total offense, all but tO ards on the ground... Last year, Wirt beat Gilmer, 50-0... Doug Skinner, a tough guard and an LKC All-Conference choice last season, is lost to the Titans this season. He reportedly fainted after the Doddridge game and has been put on the inactive list. Don WBson goes high ~l the air for scoring pass against Wilt, the Titan's only score in a losing effort, 40-8. i "Barn-burners' ~ ;~ ~.rm which means destroyers, who, like the storied Du~chrnir~, would burn down their barns to rid of ~: rat, mini.-- m m mmmnnmmum.innimmn The Ford Dealers of America Present the Fifteenth Annual - 1975 Punt, Pass, and Kick Competition ' 0ct. $-$enday at 2:00 at YanS0ra Foothll Field immmmmmmum mma:- :- :::Lu_mmm_mmmmm DRYER PAIR Wash and dry Perm_anent Press garntents ready to Super-size, 2-speed WASHER LAA 5800 8u~r41~ capacity. 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