The Daily Herald from Chicago, Illinois on September 4, 1974 · Page 43
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The Daily Herald from Chicago, Illinois · Page 43

Chicago, Illinois
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Wednesday, September 4, 1974
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Section 5 Wednesday, September 4, 1974 THE HERALD Meadows looks like blue-chipper by JIM COOK While the Dow Jones averages continue to plunge to record depths, the stock in Rolling Meadows' football camp continues to soar with higher profits predicted for 1B74. In a market of Bears and Bulls, four- year-old Mustangs have strategically pumped their earnings back into the program and now stand to reap the highest dividends in the school's history. "We're really excited about our chances this year," Rolling Meadows head coach and chief architect Angelo Barro admitted. "From what I've heard, they're picking us to win our division. It must be for n reason, so we have to play like it" For a school that has never known a losing gridiron season, this year's team represents the first to complete a four- year term In the Mustang organisation. But that's only one of many plusses that point to a banner war. An enthusiastically large turnout of 58 potential players, the Invaluable experience and leadership of 15 lottermen, better than average size and exceptional team speed make Meadows a blue-chip conference champion candidate. The Mustangs' wealth of talent starts right at the top with 0-1,175 senior quarterback Steve Brcitbcll who poses the double threat of breakaway running and pinpoint passing from Meadows' option offense. "There's no question that we're a better team, with Steve on the field," Barro said. "The other kids automatically look to him for leadership." Breitbell earned his coach's bouquets' by completing 42 panes for 618 yards, rushing for another 184 stripes and scoring six touchdowns "as a junior last season. One of the Mustangs' three trl-cnp- 1962 finale was preview to next year The final game of the 1962 season foreshadowed the Chicago Bears' sensational championship drive the following year, giving Bear fans an idea of what to expect in 1963. On an unseasonably mild Sunday afternoon in Chicago, tho Bears and Lions traded field goal attempts in a defensive showdown which was finally decided in tho third quarter on a three-pointer by tho Bears' Roger LeClerc. LeClcrc and Detroit kicker Wayne Walker had missed several easy field goal tries before and after the decisive kick. The 3-0 win was the ninth against flvo losses for the Bears and it dropped the Lions' mark to 11-3, good for second place behind the Green Bay Packers in the NFL's Western division. Detroit went on to maul Philadelphia, 38-10, in the league's run- ncrup bowl. The 3-0 regular season curtain dropper encouraged Bear fans and gave them something to look forward to. When the Lions and Bears got together for the final game of 1963, the Bears needed a win or a Uo to capture tho Western division title. With only seconds left in the gome and Chicago ahead, 17-14, the Lions began a hurried drive toward the Chicago goal. But corncrback Dave Whltsell intercepted a Detroit pass and went in for the touchdown as 45,000 Wrlgley Field fans went wild. The 24-14 victory meant the Boars were Western champs for the first time since 1956. , * . · ! · · · · V V.\Wl'J .'."I.' "Trt Angelo Barro tains also doubles as a premier safety In a grueling double-shift capacity. Another returning dynamo and trl-cap- taln in the Meadows' backfleld is fullback Joe McChasney (6-1, 180) who already has 130 yards under his pads from the Junior campaign. Linebacker-guard Bill Bremer (5-10, 185) owns the third captainship and will probably call the defensive signals. Other returnees include defensive end and tight end Dan Helmboldt (6-0,180), Bob Newell, a 6-2,220 offensive and defensive tackle, linebacker-guard Jim Waswo (5-8, 1R5), Greg Kuthe, a 6-1 180 defensive tackle and offensive guard, 6-2,210 center Gordy Jennings and 5-9,240 both-ways tackle John Jungblut. Double-duty tackle Frank Geegan (62,225) will try to pick up where All-Area halfback brother Pat left off while remaining experience comes from 5-9,155 halfback Gary Grunwald, 5-6, 145 defensive back Tom Stutzman, 6-1,180 both- ways halfback Ted Tyk, 5-8,160 halfback Lance Pressl and 6-3, 200 Kicking Specialist Scott Green. "Don't underestimate the Importance of having an experienced kicking special- 1st," Barro warned of his placeklcker and punter. "Scott Is just the kind of kid who can come off the bench and win a ball game for you." , · Barro also lays claim to owning one of the finest backup quarterbacks in the state in senior Tom Baugh. "It's unfcvtu- nate he had to play in the show of a kid like Steve Breitbeil, but I won't hestitate to call on him to spell Steve. He keeps himself ready and knows our offense explicitly." Perhaps the only concern to Barro is Meadows' new assignment in the South Division, having played its first three years against northern opponents. "We don't know the South Division," the former Carmel of Mundelein head coach admitted. "There are teams like Elk Grove and Conant that we've never played before on any level. "We'll be shooting in the dark against them, but I guess it works both ways They don't know what we have, either." Heaven help them when they find out. Frl.. Sat, Frl., Frl., Sat. Frl., Frl., Frl.. Frl., ItOI.LINO MKADOWS FOOTBALL SCHEDULE Sept. 8 -- At Honey, S p.m. Sept. 14 -- At Lake Park 8 2 p.m. Sept. 20 -- Arlington. 8 p.m. Sept. 27 -- Connnt, 8 p.m. Oct 5 -- At Scbaumbure. 2 p.m. Oct 11 -- At Elk Grove, 8 p.m. Oct. 18 -- Prospect. 8 p.m. Oct 25 -- Forcit View, 8 p.m. Nov. 1 -- MSL, Playoff. 8 p.m. VERSATILE MUSTANG. Steve Broitbeil (10) will be a pasting and running threat this fall as the engineer of Rolling Meadows' offensive attack. Last fall Breitbeil, FAN FARE an all-league selection, rushed for 184 yards and passed for 618 on 42 completions. Meadows opons its 1974 season against defending league champion Hersey. By Walt Ditzen TOPAV THE FIESTA BOWL/ANP THE' ?Rd. PLAYOFF. _ ^ TO^RROW ~ 1*/^THE _ PL · -. 1 · !?.!»/ /

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