Coleman nips Bulldogs on field goal in last minute

Oct. 21-25, 1966 An 80-yard drive for a score in the second quarter, and brilliant goal-line stands in the last half were the only bright spots in the Brady Bulldogs’ 9-6 upset by the surging Coleman Bluecats here last Friday night in a District 8-AA game. A field goal, one of the few ever kicked in Bulldog Stadium, proved the margin of victory. The Bulldogs now stand 4-2-1 for the season, with one loss and one tie in district play. They go to Llano Friday night, and the Yellowjackets will be primed to turn back the invaders. The San Saba Armadillos and the Ballinger Bearcats will finish out the season with tilts in Brady. The Bluecats pretty well stopped Brady’s running game except for that long drive in the second period, and while Dorman Moore was pretty much on target with his passes, his receivers had a hard time holding on to the pigskin. One of Moore’s heaves, however, in the deep left flat, fell into the waiting arms of Aaron Bourland, who raced 45 yards untouched for Coleman’s touchdown in the second quarter. Prior to that, the deepest the Bluecats had penetrated into Brady territory was the 34-yard line. After Bourland’s runback of the interception for the score, Leslie Elkins tried running for the extra points, but was stopped short by a strong Brady line, and Coleman was in front 6-0. The mistake that cost the Bulldogs a score, riled the home team, who took the ensuing kickoff and marched 80 yards to knot the count at 6-6, and when Moore’s kick from placement was wide, the score remained tied at intermission. The Doggies had to fight for dear life in the third period. Gaining possession on the Brady 45 after the Bulldogs failed to get a first down on a fourth and one situation, the Bluecats, aided by a penalty, marched to a first down on the Brady 4-yard line. There the defense tightened and held for downs on the half-yard marker. The Brady lads kicked to their 33, and a clipping penalty against Coleman sent the Bluecats back farther on their heels, but Ricky Smith, Elkins and Alan Grider took charge and drive to the Brady 16. On the first play from that point, Chuck Priess intercepted a Grider pass and finally was tackled at midfield, only to have the play called back and Brady charged with pass interference on the play. The visitors reached the four before Coleman drew a penalty and Jerry Howard was dumped for a 3- yard loss. Back on the 11, Howard did a lot of scrambling before passing over the goal to Grider for an apparent score, but the play was nullified and Coleman drew a 15-yard penalty. The Bluecats moved to the 6-yard line, where the Bulldogs tightened and held for three downs before Grider booted a field goal from the 9-yard line for the margin of victory. *** Weiner roast, movie to boost band fund The Brady Band Boosters, through the courtesy of Scenic Drive In Theater, will sponsor a double feature movie and weiner roast on Halloween night Monday, Oct. 31. The weiner roast begins at 5:45 p.m. and the movies begin at 6:45 p.m. The double feature will be “Father Goose’ starring Cary Grant, and “Tammy and the Bachelor.” Both are billed as family entertainment. Price of a ticket is .75 cents per person and includes one free hot dog. Fires will be set on the grounds so you can roast your own. Concessions will also be operated by the Band Boosters. In case of undesirable weather, the affair will be set at a slightly later date. Tickets are on sale by all band students and may also be purchased at the gate. Profits from the benefit movie will go to the new uniform fund which now has risen to $2,500. The Band Boosters are currently accepting any donations toward the new uniform fund. Approximately $9,000 will be needed, officials have pointed out. *** Swinging Squares to hold graduation dance Saturday Forty-one members of “Brady Swinging Squares” will complete this week square dance lessons that began last July 11. The final lesson was held at Brady Municipal Clubhouse, Monday evening with the graduation dance scheduled for next Saturday, Oct. 29, at 8 p.m. at the National Guard Armory. Members of the Brady Swinging Squares will host a group of experienced dancers from San Angelo, Brownwood and possibly Bangs and Kingsland at the graduation dance. The five squares have met weekly on Monday evenings at the Richard Park slab to take instructions from “Dub” McDaniel, well known caller-instructor of San Angelo. Those who have enjoyed the summer class and will dance at graduation are Messrs. and Mmes. E.J. Green, Jim Feazelle, Elvard White, J.D. Patterson, Billie Hughes, Jimmy Ellison, Leroy Kensing, Bill Douglas, V.C. Whitworth, Teddy Dale Bratton, Buford Kensing, Raymond Calley, Allison Gotcher, L.A. Gotcher, Jesse McAnally, Buddy Samuelson, Herbie Harkrider, Noble Johnson, J.S. King, L.B. Smith, Miss Nancy Hill, and a previous teacher and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Wiley.

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