Brookland-Cayce and Columbia Ready for Opening Game


Engineers Make Final Tests and Give OK


Suburbans Boast Veteran Backfield – Caps Please Coach Rhame.

With the lights installed and tested, Brookland-Cayce and Columbia high schools went through their last hard workouts yesterday in preparation for their opening game Friday night on Melton field. Engineers in charge of the installation of the lights made the final tests last night.

From across the river in the Suburban’s camp comes information that Coach Freeman Huskey is developing a speedy, hard fighting team which is liable to cause the Columbians plenty of trouble. Coach Huskey has a veteran backfield which boasts plenty of speed and blocking power as well as experience. At quarter is Mack WIlliams, who is starting his third season as a letterman for the B-C lads. Joe Reeder, speedy left half, and Granny Varnadore, hard blocking fullback, are also veterans of three years. Woody Lucas, the fourth member of the quartet, is another veteran, having played with the suburbans last year. Previously he had played three years with the Columbia Y. M. C. A. teams.

The B-C line lack lettermen but boasts a husky bunch of youngsters who promise to cause considerable grief for the opposition. Leading the parade of linemen are Ben Shivers at guard and Stoney Goodwin at center. Shivers is a letterman and is expected to be one of the best linemen developed at B-C in recent years. Goodwin has had some previous experience at center and is big and strong enough to handle all comers.

At ends Shealy and Ross seem to have the edge but Knowlton Jeffcoat is making their first stringers fight to hold their jobs. At tackles are Reynolds Cromer and Walter Price, another pair who are looked to by Coach Huskey to aid the team materially. Lee at guard completes the line. Among the capable reserves are “Snow” Flake, 200-pound tackle; Charles Belch and a number of others.

Coach Bee Rhame of Columbia high seems well satisfied at the way his team is rounding into shape, which means that the Caps can be counted on for a good season. The Columbians, tapered off yesterday and spent considerable time polishing plays and were reported “ready” for the opening whistle.

Officials for the game were announced by Coach Rhame as “Bully” Farr, referee; Henry Woodward, umpire, and Blaney Rackley linesman.

Probable lineups:

LEShealy. . . . . . . . . . Brown
LGCromer. . . . . . . . . . Edwards
LGShivers. . . . . . . . . . Spigner
CGoodwin. . . . . . . . . . Mitchell
RGLee. . . . . . . . . . Pearce
RTPrice. . . . . . . . . . Jones
RERoss. . . . . . . . . . Taylor
QBWilliams. . . . . . . . . . Rion
RHLucas. . . . . . . . . . McCallister
LHReeder. . . . . . . . . . Lowry
FBVarnadore. . . . . . . . . . Albergotti
September 17, 1936  State (published as The State)  Columbia, South Carolina
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