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12- The Journal, Thursday, September 13, 1973 The Perkins-Tryon football coaches were all smtles as they walked into the local care Satur- day morning, as their Demons upset an overwhelmingly favor- ed Hennessey Eagle squad 8 to 6 Friday night in a thriller that was undetermined until a final goal line stand by the Demons. The Demons were outstatls- riced on every phase of the game other than desire and the score- board. "Our boys went to Hennessey to play ball and that's exactly~ what they did," Ditz McIlvain, head coach for the Demons said. "It was a complete team effort." Hennessey out-totaled the Demons in statistics with 333 yards rushing to 84 for the De- mons and 13 yards passing to 100 yards for the Perl~ins-Try- On squad, but it was the Demons defense in the last two and one half minutes of the ballgame that proved statistics don't al- ways win ballgames. It was the Demons who cross- ed the goal stripe first with a 45 yard scoring pass from quarterback Kenny McKosato to Tim Hubbard. The Demons had received the kickoff and marched to the Hen- nessey 38 yard line after three series of plays with the entire backfield of the Demons taking their turns plunging in and around the big Eagle line. The Demons had to kick the ball af- ter fullback Kenny Nelson, quarterback Ken McKosato, backs Tim Hubbard, Eddie Smith and Tom Hinkle shared the duties of six running plays and three incomplete passes getting to the 38. The golden toe of Tim Hub- bard punted the ball into the endzone pinning the Hennessey offensive squad deep on their own twenty. The Eagles could only move the ball four yards In three plays setting the stage for the next series of downs for the PT squad that would put them on the board first. Tom Hlnkle received a rela- tively short punt at the Perkins- Tryon 49 and returned the pig- skin five yards to the Hennes- sey 46. Halfback Eddie Smith carried the ball for one yard to the 45 and then with 5:59 left in the first quarter the potent passing prowess of McKosato became evident as he hit split end Tim Hubbard streaking down the field with a perfect pass. Hubbard carried the ball over for the 45 yard scoring aerial dragging two Eagleswith him. It was halfback Tom Hinkle who scored what would be the eventual winning margin of two points as he bulled his w~ty through the middle of the Eagle line for the point after touch- down leaving the score PT-8 Hennessey 0. The shocked Hennessey Eag- les could not get their offense untracked with their next ser- ies of downs mainly due to'the tenacious defensive play of noseguard Curtis~Fouch and linebackers Rick Disney and Kenny Nelson. "A lot of credit needs to be given to coaches ~helby Lauen- er and Eddie Bunch for getting our new defensive ready," McIlvain said. Mcnvain wouldn't say much about the new defense, onlythat it was called "the Okie Sic'urn". McIlvain and Company didn't bother "explaining the Okle Sic'urn defense to Hennessey either as the Eagles could not get untracked because of fum- bles, penalties and mistakes With the Demon defensive swarming all over the Eagles backs. After several exchanges of the ball when neither offense could mount a serious drive, Hennessey ~ound themselves in trouble again after aHennessey The winning goal line stand at last Friday night's thriller between the favored Hennessey Eagles and the Perkins-Tryon Demons gave the Demons the upset victory of 8 to 6. The Hennessey ballcarrler, number 12, is met head on by middle kick receiver fumbled the ball on his teammates own 32 yard line. Again it was Fouch who playing "headsup" football, pounced on the loose ball, set- ting the Demons in possible scoring position. The Demons drove to the Hennessey 16 yard line after six plays to a third down and long. McKosato tried to hit Hub- bard twice with aerials; one in- complete and the other incom- plete after hitting the goalposts. Hennessey took over on the 16 and on the second play fumbled the hall again with PT players swarming on the loose ball at the 31 yard line. In that series of downs lyr moved the ball only four yards, but the accurate punting pinkie of Hubbard put the ball on Hen- nessey's one inch line. Hennessey mounted a 14 play drive from the inch line that brought them all the way to the PT 21 yard line before the De- mon defense stiffened. Hennessey fumbled on the 21 after a bruising tackleby Fouch with Hennessey recovering. Hennessey, with a third and 11, attempted a pass unsuccess- fully. Then with 3:30 left in the half, the Eagle quarterback rolled to his right and tossed a sure touchdown pass to his split end. The defensive efforts of Tim Hubbard knocked the ball away almost intercepting. Perkins-Tryon took the ball over on downs and drove ~o the Hennessey 30 yard line before running out the clock in the first half with the score Perkins-Tryon 8; Hennessey 0. The second half was a com- pletely different ballgame for Hennessey as their offense reeled of forty plays compar- ed to the Demons getting their hands on the ball only 14 times. Hennessey scored after re- ceiving the second half kickoff and marching 57 yards in ten plays for their first and last score. Their conversion effort failed as the interior defensive line tightened up and stopped an Eagle back coming through the middle, leavin.g the score P-T 8; Hennessey 6. The Demons could not sustain a drive of any sort the first time they got the ball and had to punt Journal Photo by Cecil Acuff A FAMILIARL SIGHT TO the Hennessey Eagles last Fri- day night was the greeting given by Demon defenders Curtis Fouch and Kenny Nelson. Fouch was responsible for all three fumbles by Hennessey. m linebacker Rick Disney 51. Safety man Ken McKosato, 11, is also there with linebacker Kenny Nelson, (par den) and Curtis Fouch plus a host of other Demon Journal Photo by cecil to the Eagles. Hennessey nearly returned the punt for the score only to be called back because of a penalty. In that punt return the Hennessey runner ran be- hind a solid wall of Hennessey blockers and had a clear shot into the end-zone, but the de- termination of Tom Hlnkie, who dodged two blockers, caught the Eagle runner from behind. Hennessey drove to their own 49 from the 34 but fumbled the ball again with Perkins re- covering. Perkins-Tryon had a pass intercepted in the next series of downs. Hennessey then took the ball all the way to the PT 17 yard line as the third quarter ended and one of the most exciting fourth quarters a lot of PT fans, coaches and players have seen commenced. Wlth fourth and three from the 17 yard line, Demon Boost- ers~ heart sank, as the Hennes- sey quarterback rolled to the Demon 8 yard line. With first and goal the Eagles seemed to be heading for the clinching score when an Eagle receiver was open and caught the eight yard toss in the end-zone. To the delight of lyr the play was nullified because of holding. The proceeding play had Hen- nessey fumbling the ball again with Fouch recovering. The Demons ran the ball back to the 25 yard line in five plays and had to punt the ball with Hinkle, Hubbard, Coach McIlvain said, tire defensive team", the frustrated The game ended withthe trying to get the bell their fourth down clock ran out before was ped however, oven clock was out but still could not get across. -d ~ McIlvain used WesWa~tli~ die Smith and others to ~7~f" for the injured st arte;~ey~ ence mrown, L~ougn Steve Byrd. d i~,,~, McIlvain told his squa t$1l dressing room after the^~ tl# game that "this is one.~cjy sweetest v~ctories of mY v'~ ing career.'~ The upset victory was 95 for McIlvaln as he closer to the victory mark. The Demo.ls will be gromld this Friday on long time rival off is scheduled for 8:( STATISTICS Nelson: 1] carries for McKosato: 8 carries yards Hinkle: 6 carries for Hubbard: 2 carried Smith: 6 carries TOTAL RUSHING: 84 Yal"d5 7:10 remaining in the wild and HENNESSEY: 333 yards wooly final quarter. Thanks to the alert defensive PASSING: completiO~ o~ play of Tim Hubbard who inter- . McKosato: 4 cepted a Hennessey pass and returned it 15 yards, the frust- rated E.agle defense was unable to manage a score. It was after the Demons were unable to move the ball after two series of downs that Hen- nessey moved the ball to the De- mon five yard line. With 57 seconds showing on the clock and a Hennessey first and goal, the unbelievable goal line stand took place. With highschool fans scream- ing from both sides of the field the Eagles drove to the two yard line with 34 seconds left and no times outs remaining. Twice the Eagle back tried to make it across the goal line for the winning touchdown, but the De- mon defense lead by Nelson, attempted Hubbard: 3 for 80 yards Hinkle: 1 for 20 yards TOTAL PASSING: 100 HENNESSEY: 13 TURNOVERS: Perkins: no fumbleS; ception Hennessey: three passes SCORES OILTON 0-FAIRFA) CRESCENT YALE SHIDLER TONKAWA O-PEEE',