of all days" was the day the games were played. Six players,
two substitutes, three teachers and several others from Avery
started early that morning in Ford cars. We were such early risers
that morning we passed through Annona as the people were getting
up. You see we have the energy.
We went on to Clarksville and stopped, of course, to see if the
Clarksville girls were gone. I suppose they thought they would
go on and win the games before AVERY got there, because they
knew they could never win after we did get there. "But never
the less" AVERY got to Detroit, the place where the games
were played, in time to play Clarksville.
We began the games about 11 o-clock. Avery drew Bogota, so this
was our first game, the girls played so fast some of them forgot
whom they were playing. In this game everyone was against Avery,
But this was only fun for the Avery girls. They played on smiling
as they went. When the first half was played the scores were
18 - 3 in Avery's favor of course. Avery had beaten Bogota so
badly the girls thought the game was over and Avery had to hunt
them to play the other half, and it ended with a victory for
Avery, scores 34 - 5.
While this game was being played Detroit and Fulbright were playing,
but of course none of Avery people saw this game, but it ended
with a victory for Fulbright. It was then about 1 o'clock so
the Avery girls were very anxious to get their lunch and play
Clarksville. Although Detroit was for Clarksville they treated
us real nice, and we surely did appreciate it. Our lunch was
free, which was served in the high school Auditorium
The first game played in the afternoon was between Clarksville
and Kanawha. This was very interesting. If yelling would have
won the game for Kanawha they would have won for Avery ws stayhing
with them. This game ended about 2:30 and a victory for Clarksville.
"Now just imagine Clarksville if yhou can." The next
game was still more interesting than ever between Averyh and
Clarksville. There was one expert player for Clarksville team
(a forward) So we had our little guard to teach her somethning
about playing ball. As I said before, at the beginning of the
games there were very few yelling for Avery, but by this time
most everyhone had changed their minds.
|Our girls played
their best. Our forward, Cleoda McMillan, just rolled the ball
in the goal, the scorekeeper knew to be ready toi mark when she
got the ball. Our other forward, Fay Kelley, played at the time
and kept the ball back to Cleoda, and our jumping center, Jewel
Collvin, certainly did her share, the ball crossed the center
very few times without Jewell stopping it, although she had to
go in the air after it. "she did it". Zula Duke, our
running center, well she was a runner so she got the ball. Our
guard, Era Roden, stayed right with her opponent and kept the
ball on the Avery side.
Gertrude Moore our other guard stayed right with the little expert.
This was only fun for Tooch, even if she did make some fouls,
she kept the expert from making a goal.
About the middle of the last half Gertrudfe was put out of the
game (for fouls). But we had another one to take her place that
could do the fighting, this was Mirl Moore.
This game ended with another victory for Avery scores 15 and
30. Our girls were tired but they hardly knew it they were smiling
The next game determined who would be champions of the county,
and this was between Avery and Fulbright, who had just beaten
Annona. Although the girls were very tired, little effect did
this have on them for they played just that much harder and this
game ended about 4:30 with another victory for Avery.
"Now imagine Avery, can you?"
We started home about sundown with a smile all over our face.
When we passed through Clarksville everything was quiet.
"They may have been dead"
We reached home about 10:30 that night (glad but not sad) and
enjoyed a good nights sleep.
Authors: Misses Gertrude and Murl Moore.
Thanks to Sandra
Phelps, who found the above article. The article was read to
the school assembly.