Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on November 16, 1967 · Page 6
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•V JULIAN CMMSCMIUIt I^NlOT V^H^N^W By (•^Ms^V M^L^HliW one returns at ONE OF THE invaluable reference aids this writer has used in covering Algona high School football has been a little green book given to me by Lawrence Glllespie back in 1950 when I began full-time employment at the Advance . . . the book has every football score from every year dating back to 1911 when on Oct. 7 Algona played Eagle Grove to a 0-0 tie in the first high school game ever played here ... as I recall, it Was kept earlier by the late Harry Nolte. In bringing it up to date the other day, we decided to chart out the records down through the years and discovered that when Algona dismantled Clear Lake 63-14 the other night, it put the Bulldogs above the .500 mark with 215 wins, 214 losses and 34 ties. Algona has had only one unbeaten and untied football team, in 1925 when that State Championship team won nine straight games . . . that is not counting the 1918 season when the World War I flu epidemic limited activity to just one game, a 20-7 win over Emmetsburg . . . other unbeaten buttled teams played in 1916 (one tie),. 1927 (two ties) and 1962 (one tie) . . . ort the other side of the ledger Algona has gone through winless seasons, in 1932, 1955, 1956, 1958 and 1959 . . . that 1956 team didn't score a point while opponents rolled up 323 points or an average defeat of over 40 points per game. There have been only three games canceled during the 56 years of football here, besides most of the 1918 season . . . rain, and it must have been heavy, Washed out the Algona- Emmetsburg game in 1913; the famous Nov.. 11, 1940 blizzard canceled the Humboldt game on Armistice Day that year and flu canceled the Iowa Falls-Algona game in 1957. We do recall one game played in extremely unfavorable conditions — that was the 0-0 tie between Algona and Webster City in a heavy snowstorm on the night of Oct. 16, 1937. Eagle Grove is the oldest and fiercest rival of Algona high school down thru the years ... the teams played twice in 1911 and have played each other continuously every year since then except in 1918 during the flu epidemic . . . beginning in 1922, the annual game was always played on Thanksgiving afternoon until 1933 and it was just a few years later, around 1935 or 1936, that games were switched to nights when lights were installed at the old Athletic Field. Worst defeats ever suffered by Algona teams came in 1922, 71-0 to East Des Moines; 1956 to Humboldt 78-0 (the worst ever) and in 1958, a 67-0 shellacking at the hands of Webster City . . . however, the 1917' Algona team drubbed Webster City 8-0 and crushed Emmetsburg 77-7 in 1919 . . . oh yes, there was an 82-0 win over El more in 1917 and a 61-0 win over Burt in 1916. Records against the present eight teams on the Algona schedule show advantages over Emmetsburg 27-18-4, Iowa Falls 9-8-3, Humboldt 28-20-3 and Hampton is a standoff at 21-21-2 ... on the debit side, Algona is 18-25-1 against Clarion, 13-24-1 against Webster City, 23-29-6 against Eagle Grove and 16-18-2 against Clear Lake ... Mason City was one of the annual foes for many years and surprisingly enough, the Bulldogs won nine of.21 encountars, but after absorbing a 59-6 drubbing in 1933, the Mohawks were wisely dropped from the schedule. Here are some other teams that have been met in past years: West Waterloo, 1912 (Algona won 13-2), Ackley in 1913 (Algona won 49-0), Burt in 1914 and 1916 (Algona won both gameSj 20-0 and.ei^r'Elmore in 1915 and 1917 (Algona worJh, b6tlT34"0 and 82-0). Ames and Algona played to a 0-0 draw; in 1916 . . . Fort Dodge was an annual foe for many years. Algona drubbed Charles City 76-7 in 1917 but lost to Des Moines West 42-0 the same year. Britt was on the schedule one year, but a 40-0 win for the Bulldogs ended that relationship. Algona met East Des Moines twice in 1921 and 1922 and lost both games (27-0 and 71-0). Cedar Rapids Washington was too much for Algona in 1922,-33-G. Other foes in past years included Estherville, Nashua, Gilmore City, Britt Junior College (we won the first game in 1929, tied the next year and lost in 1931). Also on the Algona schedule were Livermore, Manson and Forest City. . Co«oh Steve McCall faces a mammoth rebuilding program as he begins rounding his Garrigan high school cagers into shape for their season opener at .Bancroft against St. John's high school Saturday, Dec. 2. Hie Bears will be on the road for their first three games and won't be home until Saturday, Dec. 16. Only one letterman, 6'4" senior Jack Muller, is back from last year's squad. Gone .are all-state Bill Reding plus Dick Muller, Brian LaBarre, Joe Becker and four other lettermen from last year's 18-3 club. McCall is starting his fourth season at the helm of the Bears. Top prospects from last year's Junior Varsity are 5'11" senior Kevin O'Brien, 5'10" senior Jim Walker, 6' senior Dave McCarthy and senior Mike Elbert plus juniors John Winkel and Tom Black. Missing due to recent surgery is 6' senior Jim Fiokbohm, the leading scorer from last year's JV squad. He may be ready for duty after the first of the year. GARRIGAN SCHEDULE Dec. 2 — Bancroft, St. Johns, there Dec. 8 — Mason City, New- mlan, .there •Dec. 9 — LeMars, Gehlen, there Dec. 16 — Pocahontas Catholic, here Dec. 18 — Emmetsburg Oaitholic, here Dec. 20 — Fort Dodge St. Edmonds, there Dec. 27 — Holiday Coaching Olinic (Garrigan vs. Forest City) (Algona High vs. Spencer, at Garrigan Jan. 5 — Pocahontas Catholic, there Jan. 6 — Austin Pacelli here Jan. 11 — Bancroft, St. . Johns, here Jan. 16 — Hull-Western Christian, there Jan 21-28 — CYO Tournament Feb. 2 — Mason City, Newman, here Feb. 2 — Mason Oity, Newman, here -/•Feb. • -10 < -T-qGarroH Kuemper, there •?</• Feb. 16 — Emmetsfourg Catholic, there Feb. 17 — Estherville, here Feb. 23 — Fort Dodge, St. Edmonds, here Feb. 27 — Eagle Grove, here SPORTS Bode and Rledinger ' t '•'• *S on all-loop team Two Algona high school football players, Phil Bode and Randy Riedinger, were named to the first All-Conference team in the North Central loop this week. Bode, a surprise selection, was one of only two juniors honored. • Three-fourths of the first string backfield was made up of Webster City players with Algona's fine fullback Randy Riedinger, the only other player honored. 'Y In all, Webster City placed five men on the first team and two on the second. Algona landed five men on the second team. Honored were senior linemen Tom Jones, Jim Utt and Mike Dreyer, senior quarterback Roger Barr, who tied in the voting with Kurt Hillman of Hampton, and junior halfback Mike Betts. Given honorable mention were five other Bulldogs including tackle Don Hagen, end Neal Smith, backs Rich and Tim Black and guard Steve Claude. The complete first two teams are as follows: ^Wl* I^I^^WI Iwvl^V Satirday •rue* Sundet placed 15th In the National Collegiata AMI!* Cr«n Country Cham- plonthip* at Wheaton ( HI, Saturday and automatically wat awarded an All-American certificate for 1967, Sundet ran the course at the Chicago Country Club In 20 minutes 12 seconds, to finish in 15th place In the field of 451 Hit time would have placed 7th a year ago. The course is four miles, * . It will be up to Luther college officials to decide this week whether to 'send Sundet and his coach to the National University championships at Wyoming on Nov. 27. They will fly out to the meet if permission and expenses are granted by the college. - Sundet, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Sundet, finish. ed the highest of any lowan running in the State Line announces All-Conference team champion Thowpsbti plated ffUf ffleii and runnerup Sent, at thre* players on the Ail-Corttefeflce State Line football team announced this week. Of the 13 boys selected on thfc first team, six were juniors. only two players, Ken Marlow of'Sentral and Mike Johnspn of Swea City, Were unanimous choices;. Marlow, a 165-pound end, is just a junior While Johnson, a 180-ROUnd half, is a senior. Of the four backs named, three were fullbacks, . Swea City placed two men on the all-conference team as did Armstrong while Woden-Crystal Lake and yncplh-Cen- tral had one man 'each. The complete selections are as follows: FIRST TEAM Endi Weight Year Ends FIRST TEAM Height Weight Year Tom Porter, Hampton 6' 3" Harold Parsons, Webster City 6' 2" Tackles— , Geoff Mickelson, Humboldt - 6' 0" Howard Claude, Webster City 6'\ 1" Guards— , Jim Weaver, Iowa Falls ____ 6' 1" Dave McCollough, Clarion—. 5'10" Center— Phil Bode, Algona 5' 9" QB— Frank Duro, Webster City __ 5'10" Backs- Randy Riedinger, Algona 5 7" Tim Shelton, Webster City .. 6' 3" Tim McKinney, Webster City 5' 9" SECOND TEAM Height Ends- Tom Jones, Algona ___•_ 6' 4" Steve Johnson, Clear Lake __ 6' 1" Tackles- Jim Utt, Algona _—___—___ 5'10" Gary Carlson, Hampton 6' 0" Guard*— • Mike Dreyer, Algona ______ 6' 0" Gary Biggs, Webster City __ 6' 1" Center— Dana Craig, Iowa Falls ____. 6' 1" OB—; •• . •' "' i; " : ' • '"•'•''• .v.,, 4 Roger Barr, Algona _.-!____ 5' 8" Kurt Hillman, Hampton 5'11" Backs- Mike Betts, Algona __,-_ 6' 0" Ken Bernhardt, Clarion . _ 5'10" Mike Oberman, Humboldt __ 5'10" 190 195 215 245 185 170 I 175 170 155 195 160 Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Weight 'Year 205 185 185 230 195 180 170 165' 165 188 165 Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr, Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr; Jr. Sr. „„„„,„„,„„,,„.,,,...*.........,,.............—..................~—^-—————————— Honor three Algona Here are record victory margins by teams: Emmetsburg — Algona 77-7 in 1919 and Emmetsburg 44-0 in 1956; Clarion — Algona 26-0 in 1940 and Clarion by 45-6 in 1946; •Iowa Falls — Algona by 40-7 this year and Iowa Falls by 49-0 in 1956; Humboldt — Algona by 38-0 in 1928 and Humboldt by 78-0 in 1956; Webster City — Algona by 68-0 in 1917 and . „. . Webster City by 67-0 in 1958; Eagle Grove — Algona by '47-0 Announced Tuesday, in 1940 and Eagle Grove by 45-0 in 1932; Hampton —.Algona by 59-13 in 1962 and Hampton by 41-7 in 1944; and Clear Lake — Algona by 63-14 this year, the worst previous Clear Lake defeat being in 1919, 56-0 and Clear Lake by 31-0 in 1956. Jim Utt and Randy Riedin- ge>r from Algona high school and Jack Muller from Garrigan raited places on the All- Northwest Iowa football teams was P lac * sec- If your eyeballs haven't tired from these statistics, here is a year by year record of Algona games played since Year 1967 1966 1965 1964 1963 1962 1961 1960 1959 1958 1957 1956 1955 1954 1953 1952 1951 1950 1949 1948 1947 1946 1945 1944 1943 1942 1941 1940 1939 '441JIIMUA W 7 2 6 -- 4 -_ 1 . 7 5 . 2 - 0 — . . . 0 3 0 ._ 0 .. .... . 4 . 7 -.-.. . __ 6 2 ... _ 3 7 4 7 5 2 2 3 1 2 3 1 'tuafcueBUftu^A L 1 5 2 3 6 0 3 4 8 8 4 8 7 5 2 3 4 5 2 4 1 3 7 6 5 7 7 5 5 W&& T 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 i 0 0 o 1 0 0 2 333EZ Y«.r 1938 ... 1937 . ... 1936 _ ... 1935 1934 1933 ... 1932 1931 _ . 1930 .... 1929 ._ 1928 _ 1927 _ 1926 ... 1925 1924 _. 1923 .. 1922 1921 .. 1920 . 1919 1918 ..... 1Q1 7 1916 _ 1915 _ .. iai4 1Q1O 1912 ... 1Q1 1 /,/////////////;,//// w 2 ... 4 ..'. 6 -_ 2 _._ 5 ..._ 1 ... 0 ._ 1 ... - 3 _._ 4 - - 8 --- 7 ... 6 9 5 .-_ 3 2 ... 8 ..... 7 --_ 7 .- - 1 ..... 8 4 4 vzmam L 5 2 3 5 3 7 9 8 4 6 1 0 2 0 2 6 * 1 1 1 0 0 4 2 . 'ormnm T 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 2 1 0 2 0 o 0 1 0 0 1 o o wmmmt ger and Muller, both fullbacks, were given third 'team backfteld berths. Doug Logue of Twin Rivers was named a first string back as was Geoff Mickelson, Humboldt's brilliant tackle. (He'll undoubtedly make both first 'team all-state clubs to be announced shortly.) Twin Rivers also placed end Mike Christiansen on the fourth team. Honorable mention was ac- corded to end Dave McCarthy (Garrigan) and backs Jerry Nerem (Sentral), Dean Hanselman (West Bend), Roger Clark (Twin Rivers), Steve Bergum (Twin Rivers), Dan Lalffey (Armstrong). The honor to Utt, who missed the first all-North Central Conference team, was a well deserved one. He was the mainstay of the Bulldog defense all season and time and again, was at the bottom of the pile on tackles. Riedinger, despite weighing only 155, Was a powerhouse at fullback with great desire and drive. Jack Muller, Garrigan's 225- pound fullback, was the key man on both offense and defense and without him, the Bears moat certainly would never had a.5-3 season. > Twin River's Doug Logue is one of the fine college prospects in this area. A 195- pounder, he scored 66 points this season with an average of 8.6 yards per carry. 24 Garrigan gridders get major letters Twenty-four Garrigan high school football players plus a trainer and; .two managers were awarded major letters at Garrigan high school by Coach Beanie Cooper, it was announced this week. Awards were issued to: Seniors — - Mike Elbert, Jim Lallier, Steve Erpelding, Dave McCarthy, John Mertz, Jack Muller, Jerry Plathe, Steve Reding, Bill Richter, Mike Schiltz, Kevin O'Brien, Mike Welp and Dave Zeimet. Juniors — Tom Black, Jim Boudewyns, Joe Detrick, Marvin Rdhlhaas, Luke Kollasoh, Steve Mergen, John .Winkel 'and Steve Youngwirth. Sophomores • — Tom Froeih- lioh and Phil Ridhter. Student . trainer, Jerry Besch, junior. ';'. Student .managers, Pat Sdi- iltz and Dave WaldSchmidt, sophomores. COACH COOPER commended the squad on the . fine 5 r 3 reWrd Wd r ' "pointed lout tihat th¥;thr*e ? aefeats canie at the 'hands ;' 'of opponents i who amassed a composite record of 22-3-1, showing that the competition was tough. AH of the senior letter-men came into light for praise with special mention being made of Co-Captains Jack Muller and Dave McCarthy, both of whom seem destined to receive All- Diocesan and All-State recognition of some type. The 1968 football schedule will be the saime as the 1967 schedule with one exception and that is that LeMars Central High will replace Clay- Central of Royal on the Bears schedule of 1968. Coach Cooper was honored by being chosen as one of the five Iowa High School Foot- Ken Marlow, Sentral ..:.. 165 Jr. Doug Peterson, Thompson _ 150 Jr. T.cMti— 1 Fred Frazier, Thompson 230 Sn Mark Jenson, Woden __.__-_. 205 Sr, Jim Bollig, Sentral _...._ -- 180 Jr. Larry Thorland, Thompson .L •.__-. - 195 Sr. Guards— . , Mark Grabinoski, Armstrong „ 170 Jr. Russ Felkey, Lincoln-Central (Gruver) __ 187 Sr. Center— Thor Thoreson, Swea City —— 140 Jr. Backs- Mike Johnson, Swea City _ 160 Sr. Mark Anderson, Thompson •...: 160 Sr. Dan Laffey, Armstrong —— 190 Sr. Jerry Nerem, Sentral 175 Jr. SECOND TEAM Weight Year Tackles- Dennis Hoffman, Lincoln-Central .J195 Sr. Rod Isebrand, Titonka . _ _-..:.,__ 190 Sr. Craig Appelquist, Swea City __ .' 190 Sr. Bob Krause, Sentral ___:.... .- ..-_ 185 Sr. , Guards-^Mike Nichols, Lincoln-Central ....-...- ".-_ 145 Jr. Lyn Anderson, Thompson __ . .._.. 155 Jr. Joel Priebe, Sentral ..____ .. __ 150 Sr. Center— Terry Brekke, Sentral 180 Sr. Backs— Arlo Sime, Thompson 140 Sr. Owen Kerber, Sentral _ 160 Sr. Bryce Juhl, Woden __.._ __ 160 Jr. Jim Geitzenauer, Sentral 165 Jr. Dave Ramsey, Lincoln-Central -____ 175 Jr. Honorable Mention — Christensen and Hanna, W-CL; Richards, L-C; R. Newlin and J. Newlin, Swea City; Sleeker! and Harms, Titonka. V//////////////////////////////////////////////////S///S///'//////' ball Coaches who aided the 10-man board of the IDPA in 'their selections of All-State Football players. CLASSIFIED ADS IN THE ADVANCE GET QUICK RESULTS! GRID GUESSERS CONTEST j,An Algona high school;junior, Brett Bartlett, took first: place in ilast week's Advance Football Guessing Contest as he w,as the only entrant to miss just three games of the "22 in the contest. In a week of many upsets, he did an excellent job of forecasting results and gets $7 in cash for his efforts. Second place was won by Alta Lowman of Grand Prairie, Texas who missed four games and was the closest to Oklahoma's 52-point splurge against Iowa State. She wins $5 while three others share third place and get $1 each. They are Lynn Dole, Algona; Avis Bradley, Algona; and Mrs. David Macumber, Omaha, Nebr. Each missed four games and picked 49 to be the top number of points scored by one team. Others missing only four games were Ken Johnson and Robert McAllister, both of Algona, but their total point guesses were too far off. On the Honor Roll with five misses were Janet Erpelding, Catherine Gillespie, Mrs. Charles Hoffmann, B. J. Bradford, Clarence Harms, Diane Schoby, L. W. Gillespie, Mrs. Melvin Bay, all of Algona; Richard Dugan, Elwood, Iowa; John Hamilton, Sioux City; Jean Goff, Louisville, Ky.; and Mrs. Arthur Klein Sexton. Another big weekly contest with $15 in cash prizes appeared in Monday's Advance. There'll be just one more contest this fall — next week! LOOK WHAT HAPPENED AT TAYLORS SATURDAY FIRST two new 1968 Fords rolled in since the strike! aafeA,^ HUH 1 "" GOOD/YEAR Now,,,winter tire safety anil traction at a low, low price,,. Twin delegation to appear in Lakota Dec. 1 : The Minnesota Twins teum will be sending to Lsdsota, players. 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