Steve Nazeck, Fullback

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OMAHA OUTFIT TALLIES FIRST OX PASS RFFORF BO HI Vf. I.1-« TO LIARS' POWER BY CEORf.E MII.I.ER (BUr Sport* Staff MrraNrt Lincoln high r»ng down the curtain on a successful home season season Friday night by driving to a 13 to ft victory over the keyed-up Omaha Tech Maroons in a Missouri Missouri Valley conference battle at the LHS* oval before a full house. As usual Master Mel Knopp was the leading Link. He passed to Merlin Wiltfang for one touchdown, touchdown, ran for the second six pointer himself and passed to Stan Stroh for the point after touchdown as the Red and Black crew swept to their seventh consecutive consecutive victory. OMAHA CREW LED Coach Bill Pfeiff’s fears that the Omaha eleven might spring an upset were not without foundation, foundation, for the Maroons had an early 6-0 lead and were dangerous dangerous at all times. The Tech mentor, Ken Kennedy, kept a steady stream of replacements replacements flowing into the game in a vain effort to stem the Links’ superior scoring power which broke loose in the third quarter for the deciding counter after the teams had left the field tied at halftime. Knopp, in addition to his aforementioned aforementioned passing and running, also gave the crowd an eyeful of broken field cunning when he caught a Tech kickoff In the end zone and swerved and swayed 105 yards to what seemed to be another another touchdown. High school rules, however, prohibit a ball­ carrier from running a kickoff out of the end zone, so the score was nullified. Lincoln's line play was not up to its usual standard, and several times the Tech backs found gaping gaping holes which they did not ignore. ignore. Don Bait and John Dietz were injured in the first half, along with Halfback Bill Howell, but Batt came, back to see plenty of action in the second half. TOUCHDOWN PASS Tech scored first with only two and one-half minutes gone in the opening quarter as Ray Novak flipped a touchdown pass to John Cimino who took the ball away from two Lincoln backs and crossed the goal line standing up. Incontro's attempted placement was wide, but the ease with which the Maroons tallied the touchdown touchdown added credence to Pfeiff’s pregame worries about Lincoln overconfidence. Novak set up the touchdown by finding Cimino In the clear on the second play of the game and tag ging him with a pass good to the Lincoln 27. The gain covered 50 yards, and after two more plays the Maroons came up with their only score. Lincoln tied the count on the last play in the first quarter when Merlin Wiltfang went high into the air to spear Knopp’s pass for a touchdown. Knopp’s end sweep for the extra point fell short of the double stripe. The score came after Tech had threatened to push over a second touchdown, driving to the Links’ 19 before a fourth down pass went amiss. LINKS TALLY. Starting at this point Bill How ell smashed to the 42, Knopp went to the 45 and then unleashed a 36-yard aerial to Wiltfang which put the leather on the Tech 19. The Omahons’ line threw Knopp for a net loss of five yards on two plays so the 147 pound halfback faded back and fired the payoff toss to Wiltfang. Both clubs threatened in the second quarter, pass interceptions setting up both opportunities. Pete Kortum grabbed a Novak toss, after Wiltfang had jarred the Techster as he released the ball, and brought it back to the Tech 36. A try at the line and three passes were fruitless and the Maroons Maroons took over to end this foray. Don Jellsey did the intercepting intercepting for Ken Kennedy’s crew, Flrat down« ....... Yard* gained ruahl Tard* lo*I rushing. Yard* gained passln Pa**e* attempted Penatile* ................... Penalty yardage .......... Opponent * fumble* recoir d.. Net yard* gained. Omaha Line Tech 7 7 11» 112 13 22 105 94 1» 9 4 3 3 3 1 1 15 15 1 0 2 1 207 114 fielding a pass by Stan Gerlach, who entered the game after Bill Howell was mjured, and taking it to Lincoln’s 16 from the 30. Nanfito was thrown for a loss and Knopp put an end to the Tech hopes by intercepting another another pass on the three-yard stripe. FINAL MARC II. The deciding score came as the result of an 85-yard march by the Red and Black. Knopp once again intercepted a pass deep in his own territory and got out to the 15. Gerlach and Bob Hubbeli assisted Mel in moving the ball to the Lincoln 43. At this point Knopp let fly with pass to Stan Stroh who carried carried the ball past several Tech defenders defenders to reach the nine-yard line before being halted. A couple of thrusts into the line brought the ball to the two and from here Knopp, driving as hard as ever after carrying the brunt of the Links’ offense, tore around the Tech left end to score. Stroh got into the end zone unnoticed unnoticed and took Knopp s pass for the extra point. The Lincoln marker came with eight minutes gone in the third quarter. The Maroons tried hard throughout the final quarter but were unable to muster a concentrated concentrated scoring drive and so absorbed absorbed their «second defeat of the season. Fullback Steve Nazeck ran well for the visitors, assisted by Nan­ fito who came to life in the last half. Novak’s passes were a constant constant threat, while Game Captain Cimino turned in a good performance. performance. There is little to say about the Links. They had Mel Knopp, otherwisa they would have been beaten. End Merlin Wiltfang also was at the top of his game. The trail to an unbeaten season appears to be smooth from here on, for the two games left on the Lincoln schedule, both on the road, are with the hapless Omaha Central Eagles and the punchless Grand Island crew, just a mediocre mediocre ball club since the loss of Halfback Bob Reynolds. Friday night's lineups: tech Cimino Cimino i|C) ............I.E... B*rna .........................LT... Dwork ........................LO.. Wood ..............................C... • LINCOLN. Stroh ....... B*tt Dietz .... Etmund Schmader .................Ho Heckenllvely (c.ci Incontro ............... RT ........... Barker O. Weikart HE................... Wiltfang Talmon .....................<JB................ Kortum Nanfito ......................LH........................ Howell Nova* ........................HH......................... Knopp Nacek .....................FB Hubbeli ic . ci Tech ...............................................( 0 0 0- Lincoln ........................................ 6 0 7 0—13 Tech scoring; (Touchdown) Clinton. Lincoln scoring; (Touchdown) Wiltfang Knopp; (Try for point) Stroh (pass). Tech substitutions. Boe*e, Hint*. Mar' tens, jellsev, Veechio, Armer, D. Walkert, Ferrit, DeBoU. Lincoln substitutions: Huby. Mockatt. Johnson. Capek, Schmidt. Oerlach, R Howell, Debus. Relgert, Dean. Officials- Referee, BUI Keefer, Nebras ka; umpire, Mathias "Mutt1’ Volz, Nebraska; Nebraska; headlinesman, Mag Roper, Ne braska Wesleyan. Fight* Last Might NEW YORK-Tony Pellone, 145. New Yprk. outpointed Johnny Oreeo. 14« 4 Montreal, 10. DETROIT Ray “Bufar" Robinson 148 V New York, knocked out Cecil Hudson, Hudson, 1484, Los Angeles. 6 . MINNEAPOLIS—Willie Pep. HI. Hartford, Hartford, Conn., outpointed Pauline Jackson 130V Reading Pa, 10 inon-tltle). CHICAOO— Vtnnie “Casey'' Jones. 180. New York, knocked out Joe Reddick. 137 Paterson, N. J., « WORCESTER Mass.—Charley Williams 148, Newark. N. J.. outpointed Charley Earley. 145. San Franctaco, 10. SAN F rancisco -Oeorgla Duke. lil. Stanley, 155, Oakland. 10

Clipped from The Lincoln Star02 Nov 1946, SatPage 10

The Lincoln Star (Lincoln, Nebraska)02 Nov 1946, SatPage 10
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