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Allegany and Penn Collide Friday Night
Evening Times - October 1, 1932
Scuffle Will Mark First Gridiron Clash In History Between
SOUTH ENDERS HOPE TO WAGE GOOD FIGHT
Man Experience, However, Presages Allegany Conquest
- Penn Avenue Team Husky
It isn't often that first-year football teams are able
to crash the headlines conspicuously but doughty Bobby
Cavanaugh's Penn Avenue gridmen expect to smash that
precedent next Friday night at Community Stadium where
they formally open relations with what looks like the
best Allegany High team that has been produced in years.
ordinary circumstances, a meeting between a first-year
eleven and a school that has sponsored football for
over fifteen years would not appear to be much of a
magnet to the gridiron addicts but the coming clash
between Penn and Allegany is an exception to the general
rule. It's something different, something that fans
of this section had long hoped for years ago and something
that will pack in the football fraternity, regardless
of what conditions the teams might be playing under.
Penn Avenue and Allegany are what the boys in sport
parlance say, "naturals." They are drawing
cards - anytime, anywhere and in any branch of sport.
And all the color and rivalry that marked their clashes
in basketball and soccer will be renewed on the token
to the gridiron.
is a top-heavy favorite. But that is to be expected.
The Campers, under the alert hand of Walter L. Bowers,
"Blushing Bill" to you, have every possible
advantage except possibly, weight. They have the class,
the experience, the speed and the knowledge. Also, they
are not losing sight of the fact they handed St. John's
of Petersburg a decisive beating last night.
But in the fact of almost insurmountable odds, Bobby
Cavanaugh's disciples refuse to concede victory to their
neighbors. They point out that they had to beat Petersburg
on the latter's home field and one of the Penn players,
attending last night's battle at the Stadium, was heard
to say, "we'll give Allegany a better battle than
most people think."
that kind of spirit pervading the South End school,
the Cavanaugh-coached machine might, at that, spring
a surprise on the Alleganies. Who can tell. Football
is like any other sport - anything is apt to happen.
Whatever else they may lack, Penn does have weight and
plenty of it - and the chances are that the Blue and
White will be outscaled when the boys tee off at 8 o'clock.
of the Penn Avenue warriors have ever had previous experience
in scholastic football but most of them played inter-class
ball at the South End school last year. Talkative Newt
Henry, the lad who romped off against St. John's for
a 70-yard touchdown run, is one of the members who participated
in the school games last year. Henry is reputed to be
the best back on the squad.
One of two of the South End gridmen have played independent
football. Nick Holshey is one. He performed with the
Maryland Glass House and several other non-scholastic
teams for three years and should know what it is all
Hoyle will handle the team against Allegany. This lad
played brilliantly against St. John's and Cavanaugh
believes he will develop into a first class player in
from opening Penn-Allegany's relations, Friday's game
will also mark the local bow of the Pennmen.