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ial'1993 Football' section in today's Journal News andV,00ws from the C,00arron Valley The Perkins Journal Frank "Aton 103, NUMBER 49 Perkins, Payne County, Oklahoma, 74059 Thursday, September 2, 1993 35 Demons open football season Friday night Bob Williams Editor "Few Good Men" from open the football Friday night at. Meelmr. time is 7:30. head coach Pat Gray have at least 10 players going k as one-platoon football returns Behind the starters, ' as six freshmen are ticketed duties. the Demons are short what isn't missing especially after P-T cdTense last week at the squad's last full-scale moved the ball," said a Gray. "Without penalties, V3uld have v, on 6-0. We had back by a "Matt Brewer, our quarterback, showed a lot more poise and confidence at Nowata. All of our backs, Jeremy Bale, Pete Sweger and Jeff McClellan ran hard. "Bale scored our touchdown from two yards out. "The score we had called back was a 35-yard pass from Brewer to Craig Reid. "In the line, James Will and Justin Darrow blocked well as did tight end Justin Poe. "Defensively, we didn't play as well as we did the week before against Prague. We didn't pla with the same emotion. The en!tnti,nn wasn't there. We have to get Stan Longan untracked. He isn't pressed in practice and hasn't been able to handle the seniors opposfie him in the two scrimmages. "Our linebackers, Wilkes and McClellan, had better reads. Poe played well again at defensive end, and noseguard Richard Kautz did a good job gettin 8 through the line," Gray said in summing up the Nowata scrimmage. Nobody was happier to see the break in the hot weather this week more than Gray who is banking on his starters to pla a lot of minutes against a very quick foe. "Meeker runs out of the wing-T," he said. "They run a lot of motion and a lot of counters. "We're going to spend the final week of practice woddn8 on Meeker's effete, learning to stay at home instead of taking the fake. Offensively, we're going to try to fine tune what we have been working on." No one is discussing last year's 0- Boys Ranch looking for p of volunteer workers Oklahoma Lions Boys Ranch for volunteers. organization, churches to United Way to hospitals to nonprofit orgAni,tions, a solid base of vohmteers what we are starting at Ranch," said Oregg Conway, director. callin8 it 'Friends of Boys he continued. volunteer will receive a card, ear decal, T- cap, training and tndoetrina- There will be an end--the- when we will honor Year," Conway enthusiastically. had people assist us in Past but for the first time actively seeking bonafide, and formalized volunteer , he continued,. "Each will the appropriate training kinds of volunteers are we for? All kinds. people who could take fishing or to a ball game. We . who can take a boy to a dockr or dentist appointmmt or to come out and help a Ranch parent prepare an evening meal. "We need volunteers who can come out to be a tutor to one or more of the boys. To help them with an FFA or 4-H project, to take them home for an evening, weekend or over a holiday, like Christmas. "We need drivers. "When you have 17 boys and just twu sets of Ranch parents and a counselor ava.._able, s pop up when the boys need to be at four, five or six different places at the same time. "we are asking for volunteers simply because we don't have the funds to hire more staff. "We're not asking for naw, h from Our voltmteers, an hour or so a week, or month. Whatever time anyone can donate will be greatly appreciated," said Conway. The two Boys Ranch facilities, the Homestead, three miles south of town, and White Cloud, located near Vinco, are full. "We currently have eight boys at the Homestead and nine at White Cloud. That's capacity," said Conv. Construction is well underw at the new White Cloud facility. "We hope to be umved inm the. building by the middle Of October," said Conv W. "The current facility. be renovated. It's exact use basn't yet been ." Conway is also looking to hire anether set  houseparents. "The Mendenhalls, Barbara and Kenneth, have accepted a similar  in Lu2 ukl Cmmy. "That's where the/r children five. Tbe Mendenhalls we our relie/v parmm, time each week at both facilities. We are certainly going to miss thea and we ate Iookin 8 for repl_mtR," To apply for the housepanm. position, or to join the list of Boys Ranch volunteers, Conway is asking interested persons to coutact his cSice, 54%2462. "Our needs are many.' What we are looking for our boys are adults who they can relate to, something like Big Brothers and Big Sisters," Conway added. "If you can spare an hour to help a boy, pleue call us." 10 record or the 24 straight losses. "It's a new year. A new season," Gray says. "This is a new team. It's just like if we had won 52 straight games going into the season opener. This team vmuld still 13e 0-0." The only injury was wide receiver safety Jesse Chamberlin who suf- fered a bruised knee at Nowata. Gray listed his tentative starting line for Masker with backups in parenthesis: Offense Tight end - Senior Justin Poe (junior Craig Reid) Left tackle - Sophomore Start Lougan (sophomore  Goes- man) Left guard - Sophomore David Focht (junior Mike Clary) Cemer - Junior Richard Kantz (freshman Roland Basr. . Right guard- Senior James Wilkes (junior Eric Crenshaw) Right tackle - Sophomore Justin Darrow (sophomore Josh Morris) Split end - Alternate junior Jesse Chamberlin, junior Craig Reid and sophomore Wayne Minshall. Quarterback - Junior Matt Brewez (junior Josh Murray, freshman Brad Kastl ) Halfbacks - Senior Pete Sweger and junior Jeremy Bale (freshman Bard Kasfl and freshman Clifton Kolb) Fullback - Sophomore Jeff Mc- Clellan (freshman George Hamons) Defense Ends - Poe and Focht (Reid and freshman Mike Berry or junior Benny Savory ) Tackles - Longan and Darrow (Goosman and Morris ) Nosegoard - Kantz (Bastianelll) Linebackem - Wilkes and Mc- Clellan (Bastianelli and freshman Clifton Kolb) Cornerbacks - Bale and Chain- berlin (Minshall and junior Rick Gi- anetti ) Safeties - Brewer and Sweger (Kastl and Murray) "It's obvious we will be one of the youngest teams in the district again," Gray pointed out. "On offense, we will start 3 seniors, 2 juniors and 4 sophomores with two juniors and a sophomore alternating at wide receiver. "They are backed by 5 jun/ors, 3 freshmen and 2 sophomores. Two other freshmen are backup on defense. "With all this youth, in 1993, we want to get our program in gear. "And next year, we're going to race with the dragsters on the freeway," said Gra. FOUR RIDE TOGETHER Only four seniom m playing football foe the PerklmJ-Tryon DenmJm this falL This crow, which opens the season I=ddey night at Meeker, consists of, from the left: Chad Crist, Justin Poe, Pete Sweger and James Wilkes Students will read to earn World Book Encyclopedias Pekins-Tryon Middle School and they read during this period as book or other educational or reference Ttyon Elementary School students reports or other projects, book, at no cost to the school's are trying to read themselves into prospe0000. Under a reading challenge pro- gram through World Books, stu- dents seek pledges for each book they read during the length of the program, Sept. 7-Oct. 26. "For every two dollars raised, World Book contributes one dol- lar," explained Kathleen Woods, P- T middle school librarian, about the Pmragrs In Excellence Reading Pro- gram. "The mtdmu can ue the booim "in this time of tight money, ev- ely nickel and dime is important." Mrs. Woods has aiso had her budget reduced. She would like to get a new set of World Book Encyclopedias for the middle school library. That would mean middle school students would have to receive enough in pledges to raise $372.67. World Book would match that with $186.33 to reach the price of $559. The program is designed to budget. "Of course, there are other,, less epensive, educational products ' that could be purchased ff our World Book goal isn't reached," Mrs. Woods said. There are also individual awards for students. A certificate of achievement for each student who reads a minimnm of seven books and enrolls at least seven sponsors and a gold medal for allow each school, or classroom in a all students who read I0 books with school, to earn a set of World Book, at least I0 sponsors. EAGER Hoed 8tsrt finger palntom are, from the left, Apell Kltotml, Flonsld Hsrtley Jr. 8okimL They am pert of the program that Is bask in PerkimL Hed 8tt is for four-yearn-old. Them ere 10 enrolled with morn for four more. Ruby Kemtke and I Woerns am tseohing the local Head Starters soolal gmooL Summer drought was finally Monday evening when the area received .56 inches of measurement was from weather watch Bill Lott of town. Mike Beard, who the north side, said his rain "almost a half an inch." measurements were overnight include the steady rain morning. The rain also the first cool front of the II What's Coming up... [ CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LUNCHEON, Thursday, Sept. 2, Lions Den, noon. PERKINS-TRYON BOARD OF EDUCATION monthly meeting, Thursday, Sept. 2, at Tryon, 7:30 p.m. TAYSLORVILLE GOSPEL OPRY, Thursd, Sept. p2, 7 No admission. Outside, bring your lawn chairs. Hosted by Heanisnd "m" Quarto and featuring The Duun Family from Perry and One-Way Singers from Pawns0. LABOR DAY HOLIDAY, Monday, Sept. 6, No School. No L/cm Club meelin 8. TOWN COUNCIL MEETING, Tuesday, Sept. 7, City Hall, 7:30 p.m. READY TO md and eem money in the Wed Book program are these PMIdns-Tryon Middle 8o11oo1 students, from the left, Temmy MeOeslin, Josle Hilley, Sherryl Alien, Bden Wilson and Christie Gill.