The Question …
1980 marked the retirement of this great scrambler. He lead the NFC in passing in 1971, 73, and 77-'78, and played a decade of seasons with the Dallas Cowboys.
If you haven't already figured out who he is, his nickname – Rodger the Dodger – should give you the clue you need. Who is this quarterback, undoubtedly destined for hall-of-fame recognition?
Star Tracking …
March 16, 2001
The Meridian Community College baseball team continued its roller-coaster ride of a season on Thursday afternoon, dropping a disappointing 8-4 loss to Jefferson (Ala.) State in the first game of a doubleheader, before bouncing back to take an 11-2 win in the second game.
The Union Yellowjackets upped their season record to 5-5 with a 23-13 win over Mize in the Taylorsville tournament Thursday. The Yellowjackets' bats came alive for 19 hits in the game including a 3-for-4 effort by B.J. Norton. One of Norton's hits was a double and another was a homerun. Eric Graham (1-1) picked up the win for Union. Adam McAlpin suffered the loss for Mize.
March 16, 1997
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Dean Smith is in a class by himself. The North Carolina coach became college basketball's career victory leader Saturday when the top-seeded Tar Heels beat Colorado 73-56 in the second round of the NCAA tournament. The 66-year-old Smith had been tied with Adolph Rupp at 876 wins for two days and now he's alone and the Tar Heels (26-6) are in the round of 16 for the 21st time in his 36 seasons.
The Winston Academy baseball team may have take the term "manufacturing runs" to nearly ridiculous heights on Saturday. In winning back-to-back games over Central and Lamar at the Lamar-Heidelberg Spring Break Tournament, the Patriots pushed across 19 runs, with only six of those runs being driven in by base-hits. The other 13 scores came by virtually every thinkable scenario a suicide squeeze or sacrifice fly here, a wild pitch or error there and allowed T.J. Jennings' Patriots to improve its record to 4-4.
March 16, 1992
LIVINGSTON Eric Tyson hurled a complete game and Livingston scored seven unearned runs in the bottom of the fifth here Sunday afternoon on the way to an 11-4 victory over Jacksonville State University and a three-game sweep in the first Gulf South Conference series of the year for both teams. Tyson (3-1) allowed only seven hits in his nine-inning stint, while striking out five and walking only three. Three of the four JSU runs were earned.
The Answer …
Sports Faces …
Michael Anderson is a senior catcher for the Southeast Lauderdale Tigers. He has been playing baseball for 13 years having started at Phil Hardin Park in Meridian.