The Gamecock (Columbia, S.C.)

The gamecock. (Columbia, S.C.) 1908-2006, November 25, 1908, Image 1

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-flni,cSit3 of 9. E - OV 28 1 THE .GAMECOCK Vol. 11. UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, COLUMBIA, S. C., NOVEMBER 25, 1908 No. 8 THE LAST GAME OF THE SEASON Team Leaves For Charleston to Play Citadel. THE OAME LAST YEAR. Styles of Play of the Two Teams Con. trasted. One day in each year is officially set aside by the President of the United States as a day of peace and rejoicing and thanksgiving-wherefore, in keep ing with the spirit of the day, every college of any athletic pretensions in the country selects her huskiest repre sentatives and sends them forth armed and panoplied for war and ground deep into their breasts by nine weeks of strenuous battle, an insatiable hun ger for excoriated flesh and fractured bones. A breathless nation awaits re sults, for come it has, the day decreed by Fate, the day when many an im perial Troy doth bend and see her warriors fall, her glories end. The sidelines are thronged, colors wave, money clinks, spirits rise and ebb and flow-especially flow, out on the checkered field human machines heave and puff and circle and plunge. Off to the side are duplicate parts to these machines, sitting half buried in sweat ers and wraps, faces tense, lips blue, eyes aglow with a primitive lust for battle. And after it is all over, after pen nons have been furled, bets collected, the maimed patched, the dead buried, after Thanksgiving Day has once more been appropriately celebrated, and one or two more names have been carved on the tablets of fame, fierce warriors and loyal partisans return once more to their homes and with loath hearts resume the ignoble battle with their books. This is a time far from us at pres ent; for Thanksgiving Day is still in the future, though in the very near future; and on that day comes for us what may well be considered the most important game of our season. Last year when Carolina defeated the South Carolina Military Academy by the score of 12 to o through the wonderful drop kicking of Gibbes and the stiff defensive work of the entire team, trapping the Citadel's end runs and choking her heavy line bucks be fore they had gotten fairly under way, there was much talk of the Citadel's being new at the game. This was in a measure true, although the Citadel had played class football in 1905, and in 1906 had defeated Mercer r i to 0. On the other hand, Carolina was really more of a novice at the gamg. By an act of the Board of Trustees, football had been ruled out at the University in 1906, and the two years which elapsed before its reinstatement, Octo ber 29, 1907, served to wipe out effect ually all remaining traces of the sport; (Continue1 on Pna Foun.) M'KAY'S WORK IS APPRECIATED His Coaching in Football has Helped Greatly. HE DIRECTED SCRUB TEAM. The former Carolina Star End Has Given Valuable Time to the Team of His Alma Mater. Too much credit cannot be given Assistant Coach Douglas McKay for the interest he has taken in football at the University this season. His work with the players has been consistent and most beneficial. The scrub team was taken in charge by McKay the first of the season in order that Coach Benet might direct all of his attention to the 'Varsity. The players on the scrub team have been brought out wonderfully, considering that they are new material. Some of the scrubs have recently obtained berths on the first team. The second team is strong and has put up some rough and tumble fights against the 'Varsity. The scrubs are due much credit for their good work this season. The assistant coach has also de voted much time in giving the respec tive players of the 'Varsity team valu able information. McKay is an ex Carolina star end of much fame, and is well up on the new rules. The ends especially have derived much benefit from McKay. If all the alumni of the College would take the interest in the institu tion that McKay has, much benefit would result. Douglas McKay graduated in 19o6, and has always been ready to render his assistance. Much of his valuable time has been spent helping out the football situation. The students of the University are unable to express their high appreciation, and McKay will always be looked upon as a lead ing factor in placing the gridiron game on a firm basis. AN ALL CAROLINA TEAM. Center-Dowling. Right Guard-Croft. Left Guard-Cogburn, Horace. Right Tackle-Smith. Left Tackle-Benet. Right End-Foster. Left End-McKay. Quarterback-McGhee. Right Half-Oliver. Left Half-Reed. Fullback--Gunter. The above represents a team picked from over 1oo men who have played 'Varsity football at the University of South Carolina, and many of those not given a place here have played the kind of ball that would have gained themi a name at any institution in the South. It would be difficult, however, (ontinued on Pa Fonm.) SCRUBS WILL PLAY SUMTER SCHOOL Thanksgiving Game With Sumter High School. SO HERE'S TO THE SCRUBS! They Have Labored Faithfully During the Season to Aid Carolina's Varsity Team. Assistant Manager Thomas, of the football team, will journey over to Sumter Thursday morning with the Scrub team, where they will meet the Sumter High School of that city on the gridiron at 10:30 o'clock. This will be the first game that the second team has participated in this year and the students are expecting them to put'up a strong fight, and show the 'Varsity that they can play football, too. The team is strong, and the Sumter boys will have to do some great playing to keep the husky bunch of young Gamecocks from coming home with victory. Last year the scrubs won the game that was played in Sumter by their fast work. The Sumter boys will, no doubt, strengthen the team with which they have been playing the Florence boys, in order to give the scrubs a pretty evenly matched contest. The scrubs are due much credit for their steady and untiring work on the football field in helping the 'Varsity squad. There are a good many of them who, with a little more training and experience, will be comers for the team of '09. When we think of how the boys on the second team played with little or no reward, with the ex ception of a trip once during the sea (Continued on Page Four.) MOOT COURT. The Civic Moot Court was presided over Friday night by Prof. Thomas. The case was an action to establish title to real property. Messrs. Calli son and Clinkscales, counsel for plain tiff; Epps and Boulware for defen dant. After the court was over, Prof. Thomas made us an interesting talk. He impressed upon our minds that the key to success in the study of law is constant application to the subject and strict attention to details, because "the law" is a "jealous mistress." "Nulla dies sine linea" is the motto he sug gested. * Prof. Thomas has the interest of the Law Association at heart, and we are always glad to have him with us. This being the regular election night, the following officers were elect ed for the second term: G. G. McLaurin, President. J. F. Epps, Vice-President. T. H. Moffatt, Secretary and Treas urer. J. H. Sullivan, Sheriff. J. 0. Havird, Clerk of Court PRELIMINARY FOR TENNIS MEET Contestants Working Out for Posi tion on the Teams. MUCH INTEREST IS MANIFESTED Thus Far White and Rich Lead In Doublesi Davis, White and Waring In Singles. The preliminary for the State Ten nis Tournament was begun the middle of the past week, and some of the players are showing up well. The interest shown in the tournament is manifested by the number of en tries. There are a great many more in singles than in doubles. All effort is being made to get the matches played off as rapidly as possible, in ;order that the winners may have plenty of time to practice before the big contest. The following matches have been played already: Gentry lost to White, 6-o, 6-1; Bowman lost to Heyward, 6-1, 6-1; Simpson was defeated by Davis, 6-o, 6-2; Manning won from Klugh, 6-2, 6-3; Easterling went out to Waring, 6-3, 7-5; J. Green defeated Haynesworth, 6-1, 6-o; Hamlin won from H. Green, 6-o, 6-2; Griffin went out to Rich, 6-1, 6-2; Hamlin then lost to Rich, 6-o, 6-o; Heyward plays White, Davis meets Manning, and the winners of these matches go together, the victorious man lands in the finals. J. Green plays Waring, the winner meets Rich, and the winner of this is in the finals. In the doubles White and Rich won from Griffin and Ham lin, 6-o, 6-1. The former then dealt Simpson and Bowman by score 6-o, 6-o. This puts Rich and White in finals. The winner of the Manning and Waring, and Davis and Easterling match meet Rich and White for the championship in doubles. THE STARS. I Tn this issue of The Gamecock there appears an "All-Carolina Team," composed of a number of stars who won their fame on Davis' field. But there are men in college now who, if they were properly trained, would easily defeat the all-Carolina bunch. The following team has been picked and is rapidly getting into shape under the direction of. Coach Moodv: Red Russell-Center (7 feet tall). John Lee-Right guard (6 1-2 feet tall). John Hoey-Left guard (6 1-2 feet tall). Sparkman-Right tackle (6 feet tall). Cogburn--Left tackle (6 feet tall). Carwie-Right end (5 feet tall). Cooley-Left end (6 feet tall). H. Green-Full back (6 feet tall). Jimmie Green-Left half back (5 feet tall). (Continune nn Pna Foum.