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PAGE 6-A HOGANSVILLE HOME NEWS - FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2009 ================================== :::~:::::~:~:~ ,. ::_ -:-....,: .%, :.-:. TRYING TO THROW - Cavalier quarterback Marty Bonner had trouble finding a sure from Greenwave players Joey Spinks and Darrell Neese. He took the sack. receiver open and was feeling pres- By Andy Kober Greenwave alumni were 6 lead. ready to play in the annual In the Hogansville version alumni game that means little AFTER SWAPPING pos- of a football superbowl, the outside the area, but provides ~essions, the Greenwave Greenwave alumni claimed the right to brag for the local scored another touchdown. bragging rights by beating the alumni. The extra point kick missed Cavalier alumni for the sec- Playing 10 minutes quar- butHogansvillehada27-61ead ond straight year. ters, the Greenwave jumped with 5:30 left in the half. The annual game was held out to an early lead, scoring With two minutes left in Friday evening in Hendrixtwo quick touchdowns andthe half, Callaway scored but Stadium at Hogansville making two extra point kicks, missedthe extrapoint, cutting Elementary School. to take a 14-0 lead with 5:32 the Greenwave lead to 27-12. Home of the Greenwave, left in the first quarter. Not to be out-done, the Hendrix Stadium was the site Callaway scored a touch- Greenwave moved quickly ofsomeintensefootballgames down late in the quarter but down the field and scored before Hogansville High missed the extra point, again. The extra point kick School was closed and the The Greenwave struck missed, but Hogansville had Greenwave passed into histo- back fast scoring a touchdown a 33-12 lead at the half. ry. as time ended in the quarter. Action slowed in the sec- But pride runs deep in The extra point kick was good ond half. Hogansville and the and the home team had a 21- Midway through the third quarter, the Greenwave scored and kicked the extra point to take a 40-12 lead. Callaway scored at the end of the quarter but missed the extra point to cut the Greenwave lead to 40-18. The Greenwave scored early in the fourth quarter and kicked the extra point to take a 47-18 lead and the game would end with the score. Scoring touchdowns for the Greenwave were Kevin Wegienka, Mike Hardaway, Kevin Carlisle, Darrell Neese and Chad Gaddy. With the win, the Greenwave alumni will be enjoying the win until the next Hogansville Alumni game. By ANDY KOBER letics many years ago, but To help keep that. memo- time has failed to dim the ry alive, the Hogansville The lights went dark on pride still shown by formerSports Hall of Fame has been Hogansville Greenwave ath- Greenwave student-athletes, created.Athletesandcoaches have been chosen and 42 peo- ple were inducted this year in a ceremony held after the annual Hogansville/ Callaway alumni football game. Photo By ANDY KOBER QUITE A HONOR - Rita Johnson was one of 41 Hogansville High School athletes induct- ed into the HHS Hall of Fame. A star prayer on the girls basketball team, it was noted that with her shooting skills she could have likely "started on the boys team."A plaque is shown being presented by Kevin Wegienka of United Bank. Those inducted to the Hall of Fame Class of 2009 year included: * Coach - John Penland; Softball - Joycelyn Griffin; Golf - Mickey Crawford, Emmett Askew; Baseball - Dennis Graddy, Troy Sheheane, Gerson Jones, Julian Johnson; Tennis - Doug Faulkner, Chuck Thompson, Lee Washam, Mark Alford; Track - Melvin Sloman, Harvel "Chick" White, Frank Reeves, Jim Norris, Virgil Harden III, Walt Phillips; Girls Basketball- Frances Justiss, Rita Johnson, Janis Phillips, Suzanne Allen, Gabriel Smith, Gloria Towns; Boys Basketball - Charles White, Phillip Gamble, Keith Hunt, Michael Hardaway, Raford Terrell, Aaron Evans, Charles Sanders; and Football-Jack Thrower, Bobby Garmany, Billy Pike, Joe Leatherwood, Ricky Duncan, Tony Williamson, James Perdue, Charlie Sanders, Stanley Porter, Terry Rhodes, Lewis Robinson. A large plaque contain- ing the names "of the Hogansville Hall of Fame inductees is located in Hogansville City Hall. The large plaque Was purchased and donated by First Coweta Bank. Smaller plaques were presented to each person inducted, or a family mem- ber. The individual plaques were purchased and donat: ed by United Bank. iii!i iiiiii iiiiiiii iii ii iiii iiiiiiiiiiiiii In their first state play- off game since the state championship season of 1952, Hogansville boasted one of the best backfield units in school history. Quarterback Ralph Hill would gain Honorable Mention All-State status while halfback Howard Hill would be named First Team All-State. Speedy Virgil Harden was a threat running and catching the ball and fullback Bubba Booker could run over or past defenders. The foursome accumulated 367 total yards in the region title game against Bowdon, and a simi- lar output was hoped for against Washington-Wilkes in the North Georgia Championship game. The Tigers got on the scoreboard first, but a missed extra point left the score 6-0. Hogansville took little time in responding, scoring on a 45 yard pass from Ralph Hill to Virgil Harden out of the backfield. Hogansville's extra point also failed, leav- ing the score knotted at six. During the second quar- ter, Washington Wilkes end Mark DeVaughn caught a four yard slant route pass for the go ahead score. Again their extra point kick failed, so the Tigers led 12 to 6. Neither team could mount another scoring drive in the first half. Early in the fourth quar- ter, Hogansville finally had a sustained drive. It too ended miserably as Tiger defensive tackle John Harvey Edwards scooped up a fumble at midfield and lumbered S0 yards for the score, increasing the lead to 33 points. To Hogansville's credit, they refused to give up. The Greenwave front seven -- Rodney Garrison, Ray Abner, Barge Garner, Jimmy Cantrell, Dan Purgason, Bobby Bonner and Marvin "Buck" Bonner -- led their team down the field one last time. Bubba Booker scored on a 20 yard run to make the score 39 to 12. It was much too little, too late, but it showed the pride of the 1960 squad. They had an outstanding season, cap- turing just the second region title in school history. Their vaunted offense was never Behind the single wing able to get on track a~.ainst attack" im brtai!z db the , Wf tli Ig't -' C es the heyday of their coach -- to hang their heads about. General Bob Neyland -- The Tigers would win the Washington-Wilkeshalfback Class B State title and Johnny Gresham began his Johnny Gresham went on to assault on the Greenwave have a stellar career at defense in the second half. Georgia Tech. He was later Early in the third, Gresham inducted into the GA Tech broke loose for a 36 yard Hall of Fame. touchdown. Minutes later, Gresham scored on another long run, Anyone with video clips this one from 44 yards out. or still photos of past Before Hogansvflle Greenwave sports teams are could regroup and create any urged to contact Todd Pike kind of positive momentum, so that he can make copies. Johnny Gresham struck again. This time, he took a pitchout and threw a 29 yard Todd Pike is the author touchdown pass to end Jack of"GreenPride". Copiescan Thornton. Before the third bepurchasedatClemensand quarter clock ticked down, Co. Bookstore in Hogansville Washington-Wilkes led 32-6 or by calling 706-977-3003. Cavaliers Ready for Action By ANDY KOBER be much higher, except that Callaway's second and third Aftera week off allowing string players have seen con- various bumps and bruises to siderable action during the heal, the Callaway Cavaliers season. werebackinactionThursday On the other side of the evening, hosting Crawfordball, Cavalier opponents have County. scoreda total of only 32 points Concluded too late for this all season. This is an average edition of The Hogansville of a meager 6.4 points per Home News, highlights will game. be featured in next week's After facing Crawford edition. County, the Cavaliers will With the regular season travel to Heard County. With winding down, the Cavaliers Heard County looking to be have run roughshod over in the playoffs, the Cavaliers Region 5AA. will have to bring their best During the first five effort to the game. games, the Cavaliers have The regular season ends scored an amazing 221points, with the Cavaliers hosting or an incredible 44.2 points Pike County on Thursday, per game. These totals could November 5. By ANDY KOBER Heard County remained in fourth place in the region The Cavaliers were idle by handily defeating Jordan, last week but after the dust 49-14. - or mud - settled around the Pike County slipped past football stadiums of Region Macon County, 38-34, but still 5AA, they remained in first has a shot at making the play- place in the region, offs. I.amar County easily ban-The Cavaliers host died Crawford County, 28-7. Crawford County on I_amar County is currently in ThUrsday, Oct. 22, with a second place in the region game time of 7 p.m. based on points scored and Looking ahead, the points scored against Cavaliers travel to Heard Manchester demolished County on Friday, Oct 30, with Spencer, 49-8, and remains in a garge time of 7:30 p.m. third place in the region.