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33 OLD DOMINION
Franz Lidz
November 20, 1985
SUN BELT
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November 20, 1985

33 Old Dominion

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SUN BELT

19-12
LAST SEASON

-4-
RETURNING STARTERS

"GANGSTERS OF THE GROOVE"
THE MONARCHS
(COACH: TOM YOUNG)

Old Dominion's Kenny Gattison had his first close shave when he was two months old. A 2-year-old brother, Jap, grabbed Dad's straight razor to make like Floyd the Barber. Unfortunately, Jap did a better imitation of Sweeney Todd; the gash on Kenny's left cheek took seven stitches. For years he thought the scar was a birthmark. "I figured it came with the package," he says. "But when I was six I realized nobody else had a scar. Most people think I'm some kind of gangster."

They're right. The senior forward specializes in inside jobs. His menacing reverse stuffs and his in-your-face jumpers—call them mug shots—helped the Monarchs hack up opponents all last season. Here's the rest of the rap sheet:

?Ronnie (Two-Man) Wade, forward. "Team hit man," says Gattison. "Goes out and sticks his man."

? Frank Smith, guard. Quiet as a cat burglar.

?Keith Thomas, guard. He would just as soon rub you out in the lane as pick his teeth with a match.

?Sylvester Charles, swing-man. Middle name: Zelworth. "A vegetarian," says Gattison. "All he eats is macaroni and cheese, French fries, grapes and, I think, potato chips."

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