City Grid Scramble Wide Open

With Dreher and Columbia rapidly improving. Epworth off to a flying start, Brookland-Cayce in a revengeful mood with a capable team, and Olympia over their toughest hurdle, the city high school football program is developing into a wide open scramble for top honors.

Dreher’s game with Winnsboro Friday night should produce the answer to the question of the Blue Devil’s potential strength. They’ve lost twice by four touchdowns, but to Camden and Sumter, two of the states best scholastic teams. Friday they’ll be even money or better, with some of the rough edges due to come off.

Brookland-Cayce may have the team they’ve been looking for to unleash their offensive strength when they tackle Union. The Bearcats’ line is still among the finest and there were flashes of offensive power in the Columbia high game. They’ll be the underdogs, however if respective showing against Chester are a basis. The Cyclones stopped Union 20-13, and had a much easier time with the Bearcats winning 27-0.

Caps Vs. Savannah

Columbia high gets an intersectional test in Savannah with the always Putin Georgians. Their defense look on the upgrade against B- C and passing paid off with the winning touchdown, but blocking is still too weak to give Bennie Mac Evans, Tommy Byars, or Brady Rye a chance to break into the clear. The Caps are beginning to look like a threat to Olympia supremacy, however, and the November 14 game with Dreher should be a corker.

Although Woodrow Wilson had a team that would do credit to some colleges, Olympia won’t be having an easy time of it, even by comparison, this week. They met Greenville’s Red Raiders in the Piedmont city, and they are still searching for a replacement of J. W. Jeffcoat

Carter Stars

Fred Carter, the stocky guard and the captain who pulls out to run on reverses, reeled off sixty yards in Portsmouth last week and should be a chief offensive threat for the rest of the year. Lit Durham is still short of beef and reserves and the squad was shaken up a bit by the heavier, Virginians.

Epworth’s tenacity and speed combined with the wise coaching of Stanley Zuk, swept them to a 13-6 win over Greenbriar. They’ll be favored again Saturday when they meet Blaney, losers to Dentsville last week.

September 29, 1947  Columbia Record (published as The Columbia Record)  
Columbia, South Carolina
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