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Thirty-Five Candidates Out for Pine Bluff High School Team

October 6, 1913

PINE BLUFF – More than 35 candidates for the high school team have turned out, and daily the scrimmages are becoming more and more strenuous. With the exception of the men remaining from last year’s team, all positions are unsettled.

The only fight in the backfield is for the position of fullback. Hamlin and Albright are the contestants. There appears to be little difference in their form at the present. The position of end is another one for which there is competition, fully half a dozen men trying for the coveted places.

Jones seems a likely candidate for guard. “Chuck” Lyle, of course, remains supreme at center.

Of the understudies for the backfield, Hartell Toney is considered one of the most promising.

Although coach Bassett has not definitely arranged the entire schedule he has received several communications from other coaches offering dates to play. The Thanksgiving game will, as usual, be played on the home grounds with Camden.

Coach Bassett is endeavoring to arrange a game with Little Rock.

Source: Arkansas Gazette, October 7, 1913