SPORTS &
RECREATION
September 12, 2019
 

1969 SMITHFIELD-SELMA SPARTANS' FOOTBALL LEADERS



A page from the Smithfield-Selma High School yearbook for the school's first year features the four-man football coaching staff and eight senior Spartans.

50th anniversary Homecoming festivities
planned for Friday's SSS football game

Smithfield-Selma High School is planning for a special Homecoming in conjunction with this Friday's football game versus North Johnston. Organizers have invited "many Alumni Homecoming Queens" to take part in the crowning of this year's queen and king during the game's halftime break.

Prior to the game, alumni are being encouraged to tailgate in the parking lot at Charles Tucker Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Members of the first SSS graduating glass of 1970 will serve as "honorary captains" for the coin toss at the start of the game.

The mayors of both Smithfield and Selma have issued a joint proclamation celebrating the event. It states, in part: "SSS is a collaboration between the Town of Smithfield and the Town of Selma and we recognize that SSS has played an important role in developing the talents of our young people through the years."

Meanwhile, Smithfield Town Councilman Marlon Lee, a SSS grad, has launched a "$50 for #50yearSSS Challenge Campaign" encouraging alumni to come to the game and donate 50 bucks into their school year's bucket. The campaign will continue throughout the school year, said Deanna Morris, one of the organizers of an ongoing celebration of the 50th anniversary of Smithfield-Selma Senior High's opening in 1969.

The SSS athletic department has partnered with Classic Ford for a "Drive 4 Your School" fund-raiser before the game on Friday. From 1:30 till 8:30 p.m. a variety of vehicles will be set up in a parking lot near the stadium. "SSS Athletics will get $20 for every test drive," Ms. Morris said.

Back to the game at hand:

The 3-A Spartans are looking for their second win of the season. After shutting out 2-A Spring Creek 34-0 in their storm-shortened opening game, they lost the next two on the road --- to 3-A Western Harnett 24-6 and 2-A Wilson Beddingfield 32-6.

The 2-A North Johnston Panthers are 0-3, having lost to Red Springs 42-0, Rosewood 46-24, and James Kenan 17-0.


HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD


FALL SPORTS at SSS
Follow this link to view schedule of upcoming games & matches>

scores and stats from maxpreps.com


BOYS VARSITY SPORTS GIRLS VARSITY SPORTS
Football
Wednesday, Sept. 4
Smithfield-Selma        6
Beddingfield              32     

Team's record: 1-2 overall
0-0 in Greater Neuse 3-A


Soccer
Monday, Sept. 9
Smithfield-Selma         9
Western Harnett          0

   For the Spartans: Angel Salazar
   scored 3 goals, Diego Flores
   scored 2, and four players
   scored 1 goal: Adrian Tavera,
   Jesus Vazquez, Joshua Hercules,
   and L. Santos Flores


Wednesday, Sept. 11
Harnett Central           1
Smithfield-Selma         4
   Adrian Garcia scored 3 goals,
   L. Santos Flores scored 1
   for the Spartans


Team's record: 4-2-1 overall
0-0 in Greater Neuse 3-A
Volleyball
Friday, Sept. 6
Smithfield-Selma           0
Neuse Charter               3

Team's record: 0-5 overall
0-0 in Greater Neuse 3-A


Tennis
Wednesday, Sept. 11
Clayton                          9
Smithfield-Selma           0

T
eam's record: 0-9 overall
0-3 in Greater Neuse 3-A


Golf
Tuesday, Sept. 10
6th of 6 in conference match
at Country Club of Johnston



FALL SPORTS at Neuse Charter
Follow this link to view schedule of upcoming games & matches>

scores and stats from maxpreps.com

BOYS VARSITY SPORTS
GIRLS VARSITY SPORTS
Soccer
Monday, Sept. 9
South Lenoir                 4
Neuse Charter              2
   Philip Miller scored 2 goals
   for the Cougars


Tuesday, Sept. 10
Neuse Charter              0
Midway                         9

Team's record: 1-6 overall
0-0 in Carolina 1-A Conference
Volleyball
Friday, Sept. 6
Smithfield-Selma          0
Neuse Charter              3


Tuesday, Sept. 10
Neuse Charter              3
Lakewood                     2

Team's record: 6-0 overall
2-0 in Carolina 1-A Conference



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