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Preparation Pays Off On This Maneuver

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PREPARATION PAYS OFF ON THIS MANEUVER: A careful workman is Ray Karsian, Ann Arbor High's conversion point artist, who, as indicated here, uses a tape to make sure his stride and distance will be correct. The result have been important, too. In six games, Karsian has been asked to kick conversion points after 20 of the Pioneers' 21 touchdowns. He's been right on the beam 17 times, nine of them in a row, and has missed but two while having one blocked. He didn't take the shot at the other possible point because a Pioneer penalty had made it a 35-yard kick and the longer-booting Bob Randall was asked to try. Karsian's most important conversion of the season came after the Pioneers' third touchdown against Bay City Handy. It had to be good to avoid defeat. Despite a poor center pass Karsian booted the ball clear out of the field, nearly taking Holder Mike Rodriguez' hand with it because the latter was so hurried he hardly had time to set the ball down. Shown holding the ball for Karsian here is Prenty Ware who shares the chore with Rodriguez.