From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, October 9, 1952

In and around Cleveland

Several people from this community attended the state fair this week. The many exhibits are always interesting and educational. They display the diversity of accomplishments by Alabamians from all walks of life – farmers, educators, industrialists, artists, and many others. The midway with various entertainment is a thrill for most of us. The first week in October has come to mean “fair time” in Alabama.

Hayden eleven ties Boaz 6-6

Hayden’s fighting Wildcats, who are having their best season since War II, put away their “pick sacks” long enough last Friday night to out play and tie the big class AA Boaz football team.

Boaz scored in the first quarter after getting possession of the ball on Hayden’s 20 yard line, due to a bad pass from the usually reliable Jack Caldwell, center for Hayden.

Howard Galloway, the punter for Hayden, was back in kicking position on fourth down when the bad pass from Caldwell occurred and he very wisely made no attempt to kick the ball, but only tried to run with it as far as he could go.

He did not make the necessary yardage and the ball went over to Boaz on Hayden’s 20 yard line. With the aid of a five yard penalty, Boaz drove the ball over on fourth down for the first score of the game. They tried a run for the extra point, but were smeared at the line of scrimmage.

After an exchange of punts, Hayden got possession on their own 35 yard line in the second quarter and promptly marched 65 yards for a touchdown with Jimmy Matthews and Jack Caldwell doing the running behind good blocking from the rest of the team. But the last play of the drive was called back and Hayden was penalized five yards for off sides. Matthews then passed to Bob Faile who was standing in the end zone, but the officials ruled that Faile had one foot out of the end zone and this touchdown was also called back. On the next play, Matthews, who was running at tailback for the first time, bulled across from the 15 yard line for a touchdown that counted. Hayden missed the extra point and the score stood all tied up 6-6, which was the final score of the game.