Well, local fans who journeyed to Winston-Salem last Saturday night for
the Virginia-Wake forest football game were really treated by the fine
play of former Tri-city star Pete Barham. Pete was in coach Paul
Allen's starting lineup and really played himself a whale of a ball
game. He got off three or four nice gains, once going 20
yards. He was also a demon on defense. Pete made a lot of
tackles all alone and one, when the Virginians had first and goal on the
four, Pete broke through to throw Jim Bakhtiar for a two-yard loss and
that was about the only time Bakhtiar lost yardage all night.
Judging from Saturday night, we'll be seeing a lot more of Pete in the
Another boy at Wake Forest, a former Tri-city High star, is Buddy
Bowers. Buddy was the hard-driving fullback for the Panthers last
year. He has been switched to center on the Wake Forest freshman
team and played all but the last two minutes at center in the only game
the Baby Deacons have played all year. The game was played with South Carolina with
South Carolina winning 13-6.
Another local boy, Sam Gammon, who is matriculating at Appalachian this
year, is back with the squad after having spent a week in the
hospital. Sam was injured in practice, but is O.K. now and you can
expect to hear from Sam in the future.