November 1959 Black Kat
There he stands like a mighty colossus, or rough, tough, roaring scoring halfback known as Roger Kincer. He is the record-breaking man of the E.K.M.C., he is the captain of our team.
Roger is a senior from Mayking. He has played football for five consecutive years. He leads the state in scoring with a total of 214 points, 33 touchdowns, and 16 conversions. Most of his touchdowns have been very colorful, long runs, and he has picked up a lot of yardage. Our estimate for the season is 1,760.
Roger is not only a good athlete, but does fine schoolwork. He is interested in his classwork and does his best as he does on the football field. Due to his friendly personality and popularity, he was chosen king of the Halloween Carnival. Roger is well liked and respected by his fellow classmates and the faculty. He is the mainstay of the Whitesburg Yellow Jackets.
Song dedications: “Just as Much as Ever”-Hilda Cook to Edwin Sexton. “Wish You Were Here”-Anna Lee Adams to Gurnie Maggard. “Sixteen Candles”-Tommy Stansberry to Ritter Banks. “You Went Back on Your Word”-Alice Sexton to Clyde Mason. “Good-by Jimmy, Good-By”- Doris Mullins to Jimmy Blair. “I’m Available”-Esteva Collier to Johnny Hall. “Danny Boy”-Karen Combs to Paul Younts. “Dance With Me”- Roger Collier to Phyllis Tolliver. “Making Love”-Woody Breeding to Sue Combs. “Remember You’re Mine”-Juda Holbrook to Charles Hall. “Love Me”-Faye Brashear to James Adams. “Fever”- Ramona Adams to Eddie. “A Part of Me”-Jean Spangler to Roger Kincer. “Sea of Love”-Charles Polly to Carol. “Oh! Carol”- Fern Fulton to Kenneth Hall. “First Date, First Kiss, First Love”-Chesta Webb to Billy Cayce. “Third Finger, Left Hand”-Miss Cureton to Lee. “Just Ask Your Heart”- Cheryl Collins to Bobby Banks. “Waiting for a Letter”-Mona Adams to Carl Pennington. “ Wear My Ring”-Bobby Adams to Jimmy Brashear. “It Won’t be Long”-Wallace Markwell to Ann Caudill. “You Did It Again”- Mr. Moore, Mr. Gose to the football players. “High School Hop”-The seniors to Mr. Burkich. “What a Difference A Day Makes”-Lorraine to Stevie. “Just a Matter of Time”-Renious Day to Barbara Bentley.
Football Report — Cava- liers Lose Battle: The Yellow Jackets added another victory at Whitesburg, Friday Oct. 9, when they met the Jenkins Cavaliers. Through Jenkins fought hard all the way they couldn’t hold the mighty Yellow Jackets back.
Roger Kincer led the scoring with 25 points. The final score was 33 to 0 in favor of the Yellow Jackets.
Bulldogs Eat Yellow Jackets: A convincing 19 to 12 win over a sturdy Yellow Jacket team on Sept. 25 at Whitesburg brought Hazard’s undefeated eleven a step nearer the E.K.M.C. diadem.
Ken Fitzpatrick figured in two scoring plays during the first half of action. Burklow kicked the point after to end the half at Hazard 13 to Whitesburg’s 0.
During the third period, the Bulldogs marched 60 yards in 9 plays for their 19th point.
The Jackets came to life with an aerial attack as Kincer took a pass for 26 yards, Frazier passed for 19, and Owen Pace soared a 17 yard pass for the T.D. Kincer romped 45 yards for the Jackets’ final score. The Whitesburg Yellow Jackets defeated 19 to 12 by the vicious Hazard Bulldogs.
Pirates Are Captured: On Friday night October 16, the Fleming-Neon Pirates met the Yellow Jackets on our field and left defeated.
The Pirates’ only score came during the third period when Johnson raced 50 yards for a T.D. Anderson added the E.P. Kincer paced the Yellow Jackets scoring with 30 points. The Pirates accepted defeat at the hands of the mighty Yellow Jackets 51 to 7.
Black Cats Are Massacred: The Yellow Jackets team won another game, Friday night Oct. 23, when they met the Prestonsburg black Cats at Whitesburg for their annual homecoming event.
The Black Cats scored once during the third period, when No. 17 raced 60 yards for pay dirt. No 42 ran the E.P.
Roger Kincer paced the Jackets with 36 points. Frazier collected 19, and Bradshaw paced the linemen with 2 conversions.
Prestonsburg came to play a ballgame, but it turned into a massacre as they were defeated 58 to 7 by the skillful Yellow Jackets.
What Football Means to Me: Carter Bertram Bradshaw Jr., To me football is just another step in growing up, the changing of a boy to something like a man. Football gives a responsibility to every boy. These responsibilities let us know what we are to face in life. Football teaches us to work together with others to overcome some task. As for myself, I would recommend some of these girlish boys trying something to make men of them. Woodie Breeding, I love football. I think that football helps one physical and mentally. Football helps you meet different kinds of boys, learn to take orders, and sometimes give orders. It gives you the great feeling of winning and the sadness of losing. It will change a boy into a man. It has taught me some of the responsibilities of taking care of myself. Clifford Sparks, I think football is the best sport there is, and I think that every boy in school should play. Football is a good sport, and is also a good body builder. I’d advise every boy to play football. I only wish I had another year or two to play.
Do you like school better this year than last year? Why? Bobby Banks, Yes, because I am a senior. Charles Hammonds, Yes. Because it’s my last year. Herbie White, Yes. Because a freshman named Mary Sexton has started to school. Serena Day, I like it better this year, I’m a senior and I know it will soon be over. Clayton Fields, I like school better this year because of you and you. Carl Sparks, I like school better this year because I’m a senior, and after I graduate I’ll have more time to sleep. Chesta Webb, No, because I didn’t have to sell magazines last year. Mary Lynn, Yes, because we have a good football team, and everyone seems more friendly this year. Jean Spangler, Yes, because I have a lot to look forward to this, my senior year.
Gossip: Well it looks like Nancy Taulbee and Earnest Taylor are on speaking terms again! Say kids, what’s this between James Brashears and Betty Gilliam? Good luck, kids! Say girls, why don’t some of you try to catch on to Edwin Kincer, the little guy with the big guitar? He is really cute, don’t you think so? What’s this? Looks as if Judy Adams and Buzz Adams finally decided to get engaged by the looks of the ring. Good luck, Judy! Attention! Boys, it is against the rules for students to flirt with their teachers even if they are very beautiful. Miss Cureton’s dirty dozen in 2nd period shorthand wonder why she is so interested in Pineville? Could a certain teacher over there be the reason? Renious Day Jr. and Barbara Bentley make a cute couple. Good luck, kids. We wonder what Mr. Secontine has against football sweaters? Seriously, majorettes, they really looked sharp!! Wonder why Hilda Cook wanted to invite outsiders to the senior ring dance? Could Edwin Sexton have anything to do with it? Seems as if Nina Breeding is getting quite a rush. Who’s it going to be Nina? Hey David Sturgill, Sue Gumm is trying to take you away from a certain girl. I know that as a matter of fact! We found out by way of grapevine that Joe Brown and Donna Smith are hitting it off fine these days. Good luck, kids! Esteva Collier seems to be carrying a torch for a certain football player. Could you help us solve the mystery, B.H.? Wallace Markwell and Ann Caudill are still going strong. It must be true love! The Kat has it from a good source that Karen Combs and Paul Yonts are going steady. We hope you make it, young’uns!