Ballinger tilt offers test of Dogs’ power

March 11-14, 1958 How good are the Bulldogs’ Brady fans will find out Friday night as the Doggies meet their ancient rivals, the Bearcats in Ballinger. Brady and Ballinger have been playing since 1926, and the Bearcats have lead the series with 19 victories. Brady holds 13 wins, and one game ended in a tie. But the Bulldogs now haven’t been beaten by Ballinger since 1955, and last year they triumphed, 38-6. Never before in the last 33 years had Brady won so decisively over the ‘Cats. Ballinger is stronger this year, however, and is quarterbacked by a fine passer, Tipton Lee, a 177-pound senior. Up front Lee also has the protection of a very impressive line, loaded with lettermen. The Bearcats are favored this year to fight it out with Coleman for the District 7-AA championship. ‘It’ll be a real rough ball game,’ said Brady coach K.Y. Owens. He saw the Bearcats scrimmage Anson last week’at the invitation of Ballinger coach Bob Wright, an old ex-Ballinger gridder who returned this year to his home town after coaching at Howard Payne. Owens in turn invited Wright to see the Bulldogs in a scrimmage here with Cisco last Friday. To avoid ‘spying’ on each other, they traded the invitations since they wouldn’t have an opportunity to scout each other before Friday’s game. The Bulldogs are in good shape physically. Fullback Jimmy Hill is the only doubtful man. He is still nursing an ankle he injured during the first week of workouts, ‘but he is running pretty good on it, and he might see action Friday,’ Owens said. Here is Brady’s probable starting lineup, their position and weight: Charles Reynolds, QB, 157. Harry Bowden, RH, 133. Darrell Roper, LH, 135. Gene Henderson, FB, 155. Gene Rowell, C, 177. Dean Hahn, LG, 195 or Bill Harbour, LG, 157. John Watson, RG, 166. Danny Williams, RT, 176. Bobby Brown, LT, 176. Brantley Foster, RE, 159. Knox Trammell, LE, 160. The lineup is only tentative. Owens said there is a possibility that Brown might move to right end and be replaced at left tackle by Tommy Kyzar, 161. * * * 18 freshman to march with band Friday Eighteen freshmen will be marching with the Brady Bulldog Band in its first appearance of the season Friday night at the Bulldog-Bearcat game in Ballinger. The new members of the band are Donna Howe, Ona Kensing, Nathan Dannheim, Georgann Granville, Danny Dial, Ima Kensing, Jimmy Criswell, T.A. Wilton, Johnny Espinoza, Robert Floyd, Johnny Crew, Paul Booher, Elizabeth Ricks, Diane King, Nettie Carr, James Mickle-thwait, Michael Land and Susan Nixon. ‘These students have passed the required work for membership in the band and have received their membership cards,’ said band director James Mallow. ‘They are to be congratulated on the very hard work they put in to become senior bandsmen.’ * * * Lohn News It is a very busy season for farmers with a great many re-breaking their land to have it ready for grain sowing soon. A good bit of cotton poisoning is taking place, while a few farmers don’t feel that there are enough insects to justify poisoning. Some late maize is being harvested this week also. The gin crew is busy adding improvements and repairs to the gin in anticipation of a big run later in the season. Mr. and Mrs. Marion Fowler accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Ira Hester to Coleman last Thursday to attend the funeral for Mrs. Will (Auntie) Jordan, a long-time resident of Coleman. Mrs. Nina Brinson of Austin and Mrs. Charles Epps of Brady accompanied Mr. and Mrs. O.D. Browning to Abilene last Friday to attend the commencement exercises at Abilene Christian College, when the Brownings’ daughter, Miss Joyce Browning received her bachelor of science degree in home economics. J.P. Gafford joined Mrs. Gafford in Abilene Friday to attend the commencement exercises at Abilene Christian College when their son, Gerald, received his bachelor of science degree in psychology. Gerald will enroll in Texas Tech at Lubbock this fall to work toward his master’s degree and where he will also teach a class in Bible. * * * PERSONAL MENTIONS Visit in Fort Worth Mrs. J.D. Barley and son, Donald, spent last week in Fort Worth with her mother, Mrs. E.T. Bruggman. The Barleys and Donald attended their family reunion Sunday in Goldthwaite. * * * Visit in Abilene Mr. and Mrs. Joe McDonough and sons spent several days last week as guests of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Brookover and family in Abilene.

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