1. Why did delegates gather in Philadelphia in the summer of 1787?
a. To write the Declaration of Independence
b. To amend the Articles of Confederation
c. To write the Pledge of Allegiance
2. Which state was the first to ratify the Constitution?
3. The first day Congress conducted business under the Constitution was April 6, 1789. What else did it do?
4. What portion of states is required to ratify an amendment to the Constitution?
5. True or False: The vice president is president of the Senate and has full voting privileges.
6. True or False: The Constitution does not require the speaker of the House to be a member of the body.
7. Who did not sign the Constitution?
a. Thomas Jefferson
b. Alexander Hamilton
c. Daniel Carroll
8. What is the total length of time a president can serve?
a. Eight years
b. 10 years
c. 11 years
9. Which amendment guarantees trial by jury?
10. True or False: The House has approved an amendment prohibiting physical desecration of the American flag, but the Senate has not.
1. b; 2. b; 3. Count ballots cast earlier and declare George Washington the first president; 4. c; 5. False; 6. True; 7. a; 8. b; 9. Sixth; 10. True
By Bill Kiser
A.L. Brown only put together half a game’s worth of effort last week — and still won.
But the Wonders’ coaches said that it would take a better effort to win Friday night when Brown takes on conference rival Anson County.
Game time is 7:30 p.m. at Bearcats Stadium in Wadesboro.
The Wonders (3-1, 1-0 South Piedmont Conference) bounced back from a close loss to Mooresville a week earlier with a 34-31 victory over Sun Valley in both team’s conference opener.
In that game, Brown came out on top in an offensive battle with the Trojans, with the two teams combining for 40 first downs and more than 830 yards total offense.
“It was a good game,” defensive coordinator Noah Lyon said. “We played fairly well in the first quarter and pretty good in the fourth quarter ... defensively, we played half our snaps, and that’s not good.
“We’ve got to work this week on keeping our mental focus during the game.”
Jamill Lott had season highs in both passing (123 yards, one touchdown) and rushing (105 yards), and running back Antwoine Jordan had a career-best 116 yards rushing and two TDs.
“We played a lot better,” offensive line coach Todd Hagler said. “We had a good week of practice, and a bunch of guys stepped up.”
However, at the end, it came down to Wonders kicker Morgan McDaniel hitting a 22-yard field goal with 1:04 remaining to put Brown ahead to stay. It was his second field goal of the game, having hit a 42-yarder with 15 seconds in the third quarter to put Brown up 31-25.
A week earlier, it was McDaniel who missed a 28-year field goal — ironically, also with 1:04 remaining — that gave the Blue Devils a 23-21 upset win over Brown.
“That was a fluke, him missing that field goal,” Lyon said. “But if he’s going to make one, I’m glad he made the one (against Sun Valley). ... He knows what he did wrong (against Mooresville), and he's corrected it.”
Now, the Wonders will have to correct what they did wrong against Sun Valley and get ready for this week’s game against the Bearcats (1-3, 0-1), who shared the SPC title with Brown last year.
Anson County enters Friday’s game on a three-game losing streak, including a 41-20 upset loss at the hands on Monroe Parkwood last week. The other losses came against football powers Pageland (S.C.) Central and Richmond County.
However, Lyon said not to read anything into loss against Parkwood — the Bearcats were missing several key players, including running backs Jamie Bennett and Patrick Polk.
“Parkwood is a lot better, but those guys didn’t play ... and they had some other guys out,” Lyon said. “We’re going to see the team that played Richmond very tough (in a 21-14 loss).
“They also had six turnovers in that game — turnovers that their regulars probably wouldn’t make — and their defense was on the field too long. They played Parkwood without a lot of their weapons, weapons that they’ll have when they play us.”
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