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Brueck, Minton, Moyer among A-AFF honorees

Two Brookhaven residents, Joe Brueck and Norman Minton, willenjoy star status on Thursday night, Oct. 24, at the All-AmericanFootball Foundation’s Banquet of Champions. The formal event willbe held at the Jackson Hilton Hotel, starting at 7 p.m.

Minton, who played his college football at Mississippi College,was a standout runner and blocker on the 1957 BHS squad that wasled by the legendary Lance Alworth. Brueck was a standout highschool football star who later played for the University ofKentucky.

Paul Moyer, another coach with local roots, will be honoredposthumously. Moyer, a Columbia product, coached several years atBHS. The baseball field is named in his honor.

Jimmie “Mississippi Red” McDowell, A-AFF Executive Director,will serve as master of ceremonies. Tickets are $125 per person andmy be ordered in advance by calling (601)-206-8877, or by mailing acheck made payable to the All-American Football Foundation, P.O.BOX 23878, Jackson, MS, 39225. The Foundation is tax exempt andnon-profit.

Bill Stewart, the late McComb High School and Mississippi StateUniversity backfield star, will be honored and remembered nextThursday night. He made the supreme sacrifice in the Korean War,giving his life for this country. His brother, Joe, will bepresented the Foundation’s Admiral Thomas J. Hamilton Award byformer Navy football captain Leon Bramlett.

The dinner is dedicated to Stewart, Bishop William Houck ofJackson and Dr. John Peoples, retired Jackson State Universitypresident; and the late Jeff Hamm, Sr., longtime business managerof athletics at the University of Mississippi. Bishop Houck andAlabama Judge John Tyson III, the late Paul (Bear) Bryant’sson-in-law; will receive the Foundation’s Outstanding AmericanAward.

The five All-American High School Football Coach Awards will goto Moyer, Jack Carlisle of Jackson, Bob Stevens of Meadville, RacerHolstead of Tallulah, La., and Larry Therrell of Leake Academy atMadden.

Minton and Brueck will receive the Modern Bill Wade Award. Otheraward recipients are Charles and John Trottman of Auburn, HoustonHarrison and Buck Smith of Troy State, Johnny Mack Thames and LouisSaab of Mississippi State, Bobby Rhed of Southern Miss, Charles(Bubba) Bidgood, Larry Kramer, Billy Yelverton and Wes Sullivan ofOle Miss and Dr. Pops Neumann, Dr. Chapman Lee and Danny Neumann ofLSU.

It should be a night to remember.

Speaking of a night to remember, Professor Hoopla, B.S., was onhis hands and knees when he dropped off his latest list ofpredictions. Hoopla’s eyes were so bloodshot, he might have bled todeath if he opened both of them at the same time. He was up allnight hunting a armadillo which was destroying his wife’s beautifulflower bed.

Last week, Hoopla predicted the winners of 25 games and missed 6of them. Special congratulations to the West Lincoln Bears forbeating Salem and ending a 25-game losing streak.

Hoopla starts this week’s fearless forecast with two Thursdaynight specials.

Bogue Chitto at Salem: The Franklinton, La. fair is under wayand Walthall Countians, especially the football teams, aredistracted by this week-long celebration. Bobcats take advantage ofthe Wildcats. Bogue Chitto 27-8.

Co-Lin at Holmes: Wolves play well on defense but they don’thave enough offense. Holmes 17-7.

Brookhaven at South Pike: High-powered Eagles showcase theirskills on Colee Field. South Pike 26-14.

St. Andrew’s at Loyd Star: Homecoming finally arrives but theHornets fall short of a victory. St. Andrew’s 14-7.

St. Aloysius at Enterprise: Smarting from their first loss ofthe season, the Flashes find a key victory on the road. St. Al19-8.

Dexter at West Lincoln: Obviously, the wrong homecoming foe wasselected. Dexter 33-14.

Wesson at McLaurin: In a Region 6-2A showdown, the Cobras pulledout a narrow win. Wesson 21-14.

Lawrence County at Terry: The Bulldogs are looking forward tonext season. Lawrence County 27-10.

Franklin County at Crystal Springs: Bulldogs bounce back fromtheir disappointing loss at Hazlehurst. Franklin County 28-12.

Hazlehurst at North Pike: Indians are on the warpath as theycome closer to the Region 7-3A championship. Hazlehurst 30-16.

In other area games, McComb should sack Gautier 21-10, Parklaneshould punish Hillcrest 28-13 and Copiah Academy should whipPresbyterian Christian of Hattiesburg 31-14. Brookhaven Academy hasan open date to recuperate.

Gulf Coast at Southwest: Bears author a Saturday ambush inSummit. Southwest 24-14.

Ole Miss at Alabama: It’s a big SEC game in Tuscaloosa as EliManning leads the Rebels to victory. Ole Miss 30-24.

Mississippi State at Memphis: Tigers have been drooling overthis game for some time. Memphis 30-17.

Cincinnati at Southern Miss: Will the real Golden Eagles pleasestand up. Southern Miss 21-13.

In other Magnolia State college games, Samford should ambushAlcorn State 38-14, Belhaven should edge Cumberland 22-20, Millsapsshould clip Rose-Hullman 14-7, McMurray should edge MississippiCollege 27-19, Delta State should surprise Southern Arkansas 17-14,and Alabama A&M should whip Valley State 38-18. Jackson Statehas an open date to promote its volleyball team.