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Jack Knight Stands Out For Cardinals In First Scrimmage By Arnold Wechter The Santa Cruz Cards received their first test under fire yesterday and reactions were mixed. Observers thought it was one of the better first scrimmages seen locally in several years, but the coaching staff was far from oleased. V Head Coach Larry Sicmering was pleased with the offense, but indicated the defense left much to be desired. His offensive starting unit pushed five touchdowns over the red-shirted defensive unit, plus making numerous gains. An all-out scrimmage is slated again this afternoon at 3:30. Siemering refused to pick out any individuals for praise though he did say Jack Knight ran well. Defensive backfield coach Brad Lynn claimed the defense has a long way to catch up with the offense. "Only Tom Curtiss seemed to stand out," was his comment. Curtiss, a senior tackle, turned in a sterling performance and some shattering tackles. Sideline observers watched with glee as Siemering's famed offensive circus wheeled and dealed with finesse. There were rough spots but it was an impressive .show for a first scrimmage. Quarterback Jack Mcllvain threw with accuracy to ends John Kirov, Bob Daken and Dirk Alcmany. His ball-handling at times looked excellent for this eaTly in the season. The most impressive part of the session was the running of Knight. The converted end brought gasps to observers as he slashed through the line on innumerable gains. All told Knight went all the way on four different occasions. Siemering started the following players on offense at the beginning of the scrimmage, and while it might be entitled a starting unit there will undoubtedly be plenty of changes before the sea son officially gets under way September 14, in the CCAL Jam boree at Salinas: Dick Alemany, right end; Tom Curtiss, right tackle; Tom Banek, right guard; Rex Giles, center; Jerald Kerrick, left guard; Doug Austin, right tackle; John Kirby and Bob Daken, right end; Jack Mcllvain, quarterback; Tony Costa, right tackle; Jack Knight, left halfback; Curt Cheney, fullback. Both Cheney and Jim Banek showed well at the fullback slot and little Tony Costa continues to be the pepper pot of the squad. Today's workout should give the coaches a much better chance to appraise the material. OLYMPIC REINSTATEMENT APPEAL DENIED

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  1. Santa Cruz Sentinel,
  2. 05 Sep 1956, Wed,
  3. Page 7

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