Tuesday, September 20, 1977

The Perkins vs. Bellevue football game Friday night was better described at the Knightly battle of the Gladiators of the pigskin. It started out with a booming kickoff by Perkins. The Pirates' 5'11'', 170 fearless Mark Jones went flying down the field at a speed that would rival a Phantom jet fighter. He was constantly met by Redmen blockers, teeth gritted, ready for a deadly collision. But Jones time and again jumped completely over them. As Jones approached the ball carrier, the Redman tried to get mercy by running out of bounds, but the ruthless Jones hit him full force with a deafening “crack” that had the Redmen shaking in their cleats the rest of the night. The remainder of the game went downhill.