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2006-12-02 06:00:21

By Stu Pospisil, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Dec. 2--In their own way on opposite sides of town, Phillip Bates of Omaha North and Kyle Wheeler of Millard South were put in charge of their teams. Bates operated a Viking offense that grew through the season to post nine wins, the most for the Ames Avenue school since 1961. Wheeler directed a Patriots defense that was key to an 11-1 record, the best ever for the Q Street school. During the season, each was a team captain. After the season,...


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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'