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*~t~mtm I day. once a year, when some invisible, magical force |a man from his more lazy, lethargical loaf-around-home l tdoors. For me, that day arrived as the golden leaves of brown, and the sweet odor of damp woods drifted the hack porch window. It's the season of the grouse. too. of liver-and-white, nervously paces back and forth the rack on the wall and places her big barrel-like -"let's go." But during that first week or Vasn't ready-not yet. The weeds were too high; the brush leaves still clung to the trees providing an almost solid Ruff" could hide his erratic, thundering flight of t mted to add a squirrel or two to Lois' larder. She had a to try. !l deep but tiny hollow where four tag-playing bushytails two different occasions during the closing week of the up my coat and gun one evening and headed out. the kind of squirrel stalking day I prefer. I move or stand immobile during the calm. If the squirrels were about, they'd be at play just at the ~Y shotgun range, as they were last year. I waited covered with emerald-green moss. and peered limbs on the ridge opposite my stand. Nothing I Chickadee. Last year's chipmunks were gone. For 30 Bare and there a leaf twirled in the gusty breeze like a a windy foothall field. But no squirrels. The trees were I there. Acorns, I decided, must be a late season food for loved. collected my first gray as it scampered across the higher, while on a stand, another gray Sept onto the left. Midway up. he paused and poked his walnut-size trunk to see what he could see. I was ready, flew straight out from the tree. "Good shot." I said rodent hit the ground running, catching me gun down. "I couldn't have missed." Wounded game is ahead to locate what I thought would surely be a took one more shot before I could add him to my bag. then. I found that I stood on the edge of the woods briar and brush-choked slope that fairly lit up like a had out of sight behind the rolling hills. grouse fever was strong enough to allay any had to explore that hidden little covert. L could almost a bunny that flushed first, from the thick grass at the qq~ple tree. As I watched the rabbit run, I heard a peculiar dog giving off a short series of growJs or half-hearted that cottontail. I knelt to better see beneath the in all his rusty-colored splendor stood a member of his tail fanned out like two I have hanging on He strutted proudly before one, two, three-perhaps I had interrupted a courtin' session. te then. and like a ringneck pheasant running down a track star trying out for the wildlife olympics. and flew through brush so thick no pellets could l n. hoping to chase the running bird down and force him on the ground. That goofy grouse must have speed and my advancing age gave him the victory. I but it was a snapshot at best. I didn't ruffle a feather. left for home. secure in the'b ltef t Vd be becL Amy. my pointer, to help me find the grouses' boudoir. next weekend, this time as the sun climbed in the but' ry Amy has me concerned. When she scents that at least one buck has roamed this hidden grouse often on a check cord. But as we approached that lover's boudoir, I let her go. No birds. They must s so dry Amy can't pick up the scent. I searched appeared to open up-a right-of-way. Amy. working And then they went up-two birds. One to the right. t qF t voon Amy and me. A perfect skeet shot, but I didn't fire until she points the bird," a well-known dog Amy had passed up her first 1975 season grouse. She hack at me, with a sort of stunned yet inquisitive to say, "What was that?" ] shorthair, "was just the most perfect chance ever have. You blew it, gal." But I forgave her with After all, she was trained to hunt quail-not these I/ SUNDAY Nov. 9th Sturlisl Time hO0 P.M. C/iss 0 i/i-. for /st 20 P/ices II i In addition to his offensive GUmor qb and defensive back Ierry McPherson There's no better way to enjoy a Homecoming dance than with a victory. And the Gilmer County Titans danced for joy immediately after drubbing the visiting Lumberport Eagles, 34-12, lest Friday. In their season finale, the Titans unleashed an offensive tirade the likes of which haven't been seen here for many a season. (],martorback ferry MePhersen led the Titan attack, throwing four scoring passes and running for one touchdown. The slender junior overall completed eight of 19 passes for a massive 175 yards. But there were many heroes in the Gilmer win. Randy Miller sparked a Titan ground offense that picked up 150 total yards in 32 rushes. Miller accounted for 89 yards in 14 carries. Receivers Mike Minney. Don Wilson and Mike Boggs turned in sure-handed performances. Wilson snared three receptions for 78 yards, including two scoring strikes. Minney caught three passes for 48 yards and one touchdown. And Bosgs, prior to leaving the game with a shoulder injury, had two receptions for 49 yards a score. Defmmtvely, the Titans registered three interceptions by Wilson, McPherson and sophomore end Eric Williams. And four Lumherport fumbles were recovered by Larry Greynolds, Danny Smith. Doug Skinner, and Boggs. The Titans held the Eagles to only 44 yards rushing on 35 attempts, and Eagle quarterback James Ice was only allowed three pass completions good for 32 yards. Thus, Coach Clyde Stepp's Titans won their fourth game against 6 losses. and most of the fireworks came in the second half. Gilmer led at the half, 12-6, scoring midway in the first quarter when McPharson capped a 45-yard drive after a Wilson interception with a one-yard run and later passed to Boggs on fourth down from the Eagle 13, hitting the lanky receiver surrounded by three Eagle defenders with 2:24 loft in the half. Lumberport's lone score in the first half came when Butch Hardesty intercepted a McPherson pass and rambled 70 yards into the end zone. In the second half, Gilmer and Lumberport exchanged fumbles, but the Titan defenders exhibited a tremendous rush, sparked by Willard Wright's sacking of Ice. On an ensuing offensive series beginning at the Gilmer 39. McPherson unleashed a long pass to Minney at the Eagles 27. McPherson came right back with a heave to Mlnney at the five and the rugged flanker broke away from clinging Eagle defenders for the score at 10:48 in the fourth quarter. McPherson's roll-out was good for the two extra points. Forcing Lumberport to kick short, Gilmer flashed another lighteningquick scoring drive from midfield. First McPherson hit Minnay with a short strike over the middle to the 38. Then he uncorked a long heave to Wilson who caught it and raced into the end zone untouched. Burl Green ran the extra points to make it. 28-6. On the ensuing kickoff, Gilmer recovered the ball at the Lumberport 38 and moved to the Eagle five where a 15-yard penalty helped nip a potential score. But the Titans again forced Lumberport to punt and Wilson fielded it on the Eagle 40 and ran it back to the 18-yard line. With three minutes left, Miller slashed for seven yards and on second down, McPherson passed short to Wilson for the final Titan score. in a flurry at the end of the game, Gilmer turned the baLl over to the November 6. 1975 intercepted a Lumberport pass. The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder S Eagles with 10 seconds left and Ice Hardesty on a six-yard scoring |ililt. But by that time, the Titans already begun their leaping dance along the sidelines. Doug Skinner was happy, The siva guard, playing his final game the season after sitting out contests, was ejected from the with only seconds remaining. Score by (~arters: Lumberport e 0 0 Gtlmer 6601 (~Jerry McPherson. 1 run (z~Lm L-Butch Hardesty, 70, run interception (run failed}. G-Mike Boggs, 14 pass (run failed). G-Mika Mlnney, 20, pasS McPharson {McPherson, run}. G-Don Wilson, 38, pasS McPherson (Burl Green. run). G-Don Wilson. 15, pass McPherson (run failed). L-Hardesty, 6 pass from lee failed}. It Wu a medieval saint, Bernard (NOT the one the dog= are named after), who first used the expression "love me, love my dog," It oeeu_rred in his fist sermon. School and Office Sugpllas? ,~ie Us First! Gllmer Graphics, Inc. 109 E, Main St. Glenville. Saddles Bridles Reins II IIIIII DAWSON Tack Supply All Horse Care Products Aval]able. Horee Shmm At Dawson Farm - 462-7119 Rand Work Shoes Hunting Clothes, Flannel Shirts, Men's work Jackets Et Coats. "Spirit of 76" shirts for Adults Et Children Good Selection of Girls Jeans. o 206 E. 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