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1940 Season - Groom 47 - Booker 14
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|GROOM, Nov. 16.—The Groom Tigers crushed the Booker Kiowas
47-14 here this afternoon to win their 17th straight victory and their
second banner as champion of all six-man grid teams in the Panhandle.
Building up a 28-0 lead in the first half the Tigers easily held command
throughout the entire game.
The Booker squad, however, played a determined game and the
encounter was marked by fast, open field plays by both teams that provided
lots of excitement for more than a thousand football fans.
Kuehler started off the Tigers'
touchdown parade early in the
opening period with a 30-yard dashdown
the side lines to the goal. E.
Clark, a few minutes later intercepted. a Kiowa pass for Groom's
second touchdown. Black converted
on both runs for four additional
In the second quarter Black, on
run, and Crowell, receiving
short pass, accounted for two more
The Booker line stiffened in the
second half to stop the Tigers scoring
spree. Taking the ball on his
own 20-yard line Kerns fleet
Kiowa quarter, made a spectacular
60-yard run down center field to
make Booker's first tally. Pierce's
kick was good. ,
With both, teams fighting desperately,
the fourth quarter proved the
most exciting of the entire game
with four touchdowns scored and
two others made but called back.
P. T. Clarki sub Tiger b?.:k, scooped
up a Booker fumble to run half
the field for one marker, and Kuehler
on a 30-yard run accounted for
another Tiger marker. A pass caught
behind the goal line by Crowell was
.Booker's" second touchdown came
in the latter half of the fourth when
Lawson ran down the left side of
the field for a goal. A few minutes
later Kuehler crossed the goal line
after a broken-field run only to
marker came just before the final
gun when in a razzle-dazzle "basketball"
play, Crow-ell carried the
ball across. Kuehler caught a pass
for the Tiger's only extra point after
touchdown in the second half.
The gridiron victory climaxed the
first annual homecoming of the
Groom High.School, more than 300
ex-students, some of them who
traveled as much as 600 miles for
ihe reunion, registered during the
day and man of them paraded on
the field between halves.
Both teams met here as the undisputed
champions of their respective
halves of District One. Booker,
coached by Clyde Brass!ield, had
defeated Lipscomb, Gruver, Stratford,
Texline, Morse and several
Oklahoma and Kansas teams.
The Tigers have' never lost a
game since they started playing
six-man last- fall. This season
Coach Lawrence Clark's squad have
defeated Happy, Price Memorial
Kelton, Dodson, Adrian, Vega and
Not content with their present
honors, the Groom team will meet
ths winners of the South Plains
district in a- game tentatively set
for Nov. 29
The Tigers boast of one of the
heaviest six-man teams In the entire
district. Their first team, all
seniors, averages 180 pounds. While
these men will not be back next
year, Coach Clark is.counting on
several promising youngsters for a
successful season in '41.
Tigers:- ends, Crowell, and T.
Whatley; center, Angel; half back,
Townsend; quarterback, Black; and
fullback, Kuehler. Kiowas: ends,
Slovacek-and Jenkins;. center, Bowdle;
quarter, Kerns; halfback,
Gate; and fullback Lawson|
|Source: Amarillo Daily News|