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From The Southern Democrat, November 30, 1972


Men charged in larceny

Chief Earl Fortenberry says he is reasonably certain the thefts the town has been experiencing in recent weeks will cease now that two youths, one 21 and the other 23, have been arrested.

Policemen Harold Livingston and Nathan Livingston, fatherson pair, caught the two in process of burglarizing a car at Oneonta High School during the state playoffs about 8:30 p.m. The young men, one from Oneonta route one and the other from route four, were arrested, charged with grand larceny, and allowed to make $1,000 bail. The two had tools with them that were adequate to “get them into almost anything they might want to enter.”

Several weeks ago, the Oneonta football team had left their dress clothes in the gym while playing an out-of-town game. The gym was ransacked and many of the players’ best clothes were stolen.

Redskins do it again

The Oneonta Redskins will play for the state 2A football title after a 36-20 win at Alexandria last Friday night.

The Redskins got touchdowns from Sanders, Jones (two), Patton, and Lowry and piled up 378 yards of total offense, including 353 on the ground.

Oneonta (12-0) will host Cordova (12-0) in the state title game at Bankhead Stadium, this Friday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $2 for adults, $1 for students and can be purchased in advance up until 5 p.m. Friday.