Dick 1958 Leechburg Football

Dick 1958 Leechburg Football - Leechburg Here-Little Here-Little Indians *...
Leechburg Here-Little Here-Little Indians * Seek No. 16 The 36th annual local scholastic football locks off tomorrow night at Memorial field, and visiting Leechburg High shares a common objective with eight other schools-beat a team which has completely dominated its section 1955 as no other team ever did before. Indiana, of course. 0 Dick Farabaugh's little Indians^ '--'--* (Little Oklahoma if you would be- ^ me ttj e against Westmont last Heve some frustrated coaches),.year when he toe* over with Inha\e Inha\e a winning streak erf 15 games,, { jj ana trailing 7.9 amj snioothlv finest in school history, ha* 611 ' 1101 ?!engineered a 33-7 comeback win a game at home since way backjj-Q,. ^ graves, in 1954. and haven't droppedaj ^^ Watkifls ^ Eaify ^^^ road battle since midway ml**.; may start ^ ^11^^ posts ^^ E b e n s b u r g (Central Cam- ^ Raus a j^^ to riva , bria) hung a 2Wsh^er on Indian ; L e e c h ^ in the 1954 home finale. Vander- 0-ly Mutz RiaKus and Spad. . , Onlv other blemish is a 0-0 dead- *** saw much action for lock with Westmont, also dunng TM* year. Farabaugh lost enough 195S Indiana got even with Cen- stars at graduation time to tral "Cambria last vear, 21-0, -and P% a real Who's Who in ^ned WesUnoat, 33-7 j football. Included were Eddie! "Even Windber alias Little Notre j Clark, Billy McCreary and Dame, tried, and failed, to whip Wilt, » trio of good backs, Indiana Farabaugh Co. made, Barry Madill, Johnny Sprankle the Ramblers believe to the tune, Andy Kuzneski Jim Kinter. of 1« last year. «Boyer, Tony Slupek and Woody Still, the upset will happen event- f Banks, all linemen. uallv. and as far as Leechburg is: Madill won every all-state concerned, eventually could be to- 'in sight, plus all-America men- morrow night. . 'tion. Clark, too, came in for all- Indiana whipped the Blue Devils state and All-America attention. last year, 2T-7, but Leechburg has Rover, Sprankle and Kuzneski cola brand new chip 00 its shoulder, iected a barrel of votes when and this time it might be tougher coaches !V and this time it might to knock off- inaming Coach Dick Bouch -ost 13 mono- ,*, season. and writers got around teamS ·*"" ** Nevertheless, he comes to town; with fine backfield talent, no |Wi / 2 0 Friday mght equipped witt « a set · take about that. Spadafora of ^l*** ·"*"£* SLT *« *«***· » fte Ion § line of to gest schoolboy defensive lines in great qaar terb3cks a la Friel, the state. i Shaffer, Dubinskv, Agnello and This defensive platoon looks l*ej ciark - ^ gram winners from his 1*? squaa, Indiana's 19aS array is biassed .. a collection Of jumbOS right OUt Of j thrr*s-har*- tn fh» nM ,~-~~~\ !L TOM. Panthpr lair Indiana IS' KinkJS » a tnrOfttaCK to Oie Old year the Fin fanmer 1tu - fhp ifashioned hand nose tvpes. Wat- j-p-j. thp o-_ hooiae that these jumbos, like the. ,,,_,__, __ H K.'--T c m ; r , irancisco I ««rf«1 Aonters Of Pitt in ISO?,: 1 " 115 ' WetZCl and Furmai » Smlth in 10 lamented ntonters 01 ±-ui_m 'i^,, C3rry fe mail wi , en neces . = . -,, . ,,. rfi+rg* frt T^P *QO TQUCu tUHX flHQ ·*~~* in.!-.i j «_ v ji«n.-m-,, * *. *.w vv «T*- nr«»« 4-Kn not enough oo. Real caick before panic sets in. here is "how" Leechburg will look] If Stan Mutz develops into a . lltlw «"* ** *1_ j^I%n^-*A m**- If l^n-vMi-utlr? M_*x4 T -*« TT.. f-rmt nocAc *|*« reoi nrrj^lome . up tront poses tne reai sary. ^-- ncic »3 *iw« ij*.**-- *? "'to ladiana when the Blue Devils stack up on defense: Gene Bella. 6-2, 185 and Johnny Phillips, 5-11 and a skinny 150 at anchor spots on a five-man line. charge guy, if Kazneski and Laskey Laskey come through at ends, if and Jones Redd make the inside and as tough as it was in 1957. A S of ifs. It all depends Next to these two will be Jim Steffy, 6-2,208 and Wad McElfresh, 6-1, 216. The middle man is Jim Robbing, 6-2 and a mammoth 255. This quintet is backed by Dick Pollera, 170, Johnny Yajko, 185, Don Pert, 155 and Al Piecka, 160 All are six-footers except 5-11 Pert.]row night. Tommy DiFfflipi, 5-11 and a petite 150, handles the right side in the secondary and Ken Facemyer, Facemyer, 5-11, 160, patrols the left. The offensive platoon has a double set of fast backs, a pair of good ends in Bella and Ed Mac. Tom Schiesa and Johnny HeUman at tackles, Bill Cnbbs and George'j Oberdorf at guards and Yajko at center- Mac weights 165 and Schiesa 185. Both are six-even. Heilman is 5-11, 185 and Cnbbs, 5-7, is puny at 150. Oberdorf, only 5-8, carries 208 pounds. Yajko doubles as the team' kickoff specialist specialist and is noted for long boots. The backs are fast, pass well and boast a couple of triple threats. Tony Krasowski, 5-11, 165 gets the call as No. 1 quarterback. Bill Pallaroma, a 160-pounder, six feet tall, is the understudy. Bob (The Bomb) Bonello is slated slated to start at right halfbdck. The Bomb runs like a frightened burglar, burglar, and passed ^itb the best on the team. Right behind Boaello is Johnny Lasslo, a speedster and good passer. passer. Sophomore flash Lasslo is the Nt* 2 punter, and potentially is better than Facemver. The B3ue Devil fullbacks are Al Piecka and Dick Poller. Both are fast and have power to burn. Against all this, Indiana will go with Joe Kuzneski and Chuck Laskey Laskey at ends, Stan Mutz and Alan Hendershot tackles, George Jones and Denny Douds guards and Hub Redd center. Chuck Spadafora will quarterback quarterback the Little Indians. He proved , on the forward .,,_ ,, is that things will e work out well enough for to come through with a 6-3 Starting with Leechburg tomor- FOR Outfit Your Boy Featuring

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  1. The Indiana Gazette,
  2. 11 Sep 1958, Thu,
  3. Page 17

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