Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on September 10, 1963 · Page 23
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September 10, 1963

Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 23

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PAGE 2—FOOTBALL SPECIAL ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10,1963 Inexperience Big Bird Woe Six Veterans Back; Line Needs Refill Alton Hi nli School which compiled a 7-2 record last yoai will have In struggle hardor this season lo equal or surpass (hat nuirk if the preseason outlook is any criterion. The Redbircls havt 1 only six letternu'ii returning from that, strong team of last year which, finished second in the South-; western Conference They def- i initely have much work ahead j of them. Bach again are halfback Andrew Johnson (5-9, 168), fullback lx?roy -John- i son (5-10, 187), tackle Ken ! Best (6-2, 2.1 7), center Vic ! Schwartz (5-11, 185), end { Dirk Ehlert (6-0, 170), and i linebacker Otis Hall (5-8* I 170. All are seniors. j Inexperience is the big worry for Coach Ralph McClain now in his fifth year as head mnn.j He has lost an abundance of' linemen. Gone are tackle Paul i Economises, center Bob Boe-< deker, end George Fulkerson, tackle Richard Green, guard, Jim Minsker, guard Richard Stevenson, tackle Earl Dancy, j end George Koch, guard Paul Hanold, guard Merle Hazelwonder, center Bill Henson, end Jim Austwick, tackle Richard Clark and guard Bruce Klosterhoff. Backfield men lost through graduation are quarterback Danny Gantz, halfback Terry Mitchell, fullback Dennis Brandt, fullback Danny Rod-! gers, halfback Don Hale and! quarterback Mike Wyatt. j The two Johnsons will ( form one half of the back. field this season and Brent Gwillim, 5-11, 173-pound senior, fans the inside track on Gantz' vacant quarterback spot. The other halfback spot, the flanker position, is a. - tossup among such prospects as Hall, 5-11, 160-pound junjor Maui-ire Pittman, and 5-7 142-pound junior Larry Kolesa. All three are fast as are (Jie two Joint- sons, who helped Alton win the state track championship j in May. • j Of the first 22 players on! last season's team, one re-| turning teUernian, Andrew i Johnson, is back on the offensive team, and one letter- \ man, Hall, returns to (ho do- j tensive team. ; Approximately 110 prospod.si turned out for practice on; Aug. 21, the first day of practice. Among some of the bettor line prospects are tackle Davei Walls, a 6-1, 211 -pound senior;! tackle Ed Konicky 6-1, 185- j pound junior guard Pat. Pur- coll, , r )-C, 156-pouii(! senior: j end Don Miller, 6-3, 185-pound j junior; end Tom Htmd 5-11, j 170-pound junior; wnter-guurd ' Rich Saunders, 5-8, 171-pound j junior, and guard Jerry j Naugle. .0-10, 145-pound junior, i Two more prospective : tiacIifli'ldiTN are quarlor- j back Dave JocliI, 5-K, 158- i pound junior, and fullback < Fred Wiillcinlorl'f, 5-11, I lOH-pound junior. Uwillim's passing is bettor than Gantz', but the brilliant defensive play of Gain/, on defense (he was « linebacker) will undoubtedly be misst'd. McClHin feels Ihu llodbinls won't ha\'e as much spiu^l in the backfleld, but he Is the eternal sad-seer of things to come each season before lliu .schedule begins. '62 Records Tenm W L T Pts. OP i DollcvillP i Cathedral i Cahokln i Alton i Winchester 1 l-nst St. Louis Colllnsvllle 1 Cnrrullton Southwestern .lerseyvllle ; Calhoun Roodlmusc i Pleasant Hill : Madison . Marqueue I Roxnna Dupo Wood River Edwardsvlllc ; Highland < Lincoln ', Granite City Western Military Civic Memorial i Assumption Orecnflold 10 R 8 7 7 7 0 6 5 .1 r, 5 5 4 4 4 •1 4 4 4 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 I 2 2 3 3 3 3 .1 3 3 4 3 4 4 4 3 5 S 6 7 7 8 9 9 0 n 0 0 0 0 0 n n 0 0 n i 0 0 0 0 0 249 224 245 185 1UI 107 II!) on 141 100 114 101 121 121 120 91 140 112 141 211 73 38 58 45 «3 45 40 82 78 53 S3 S3 78 7fi 7G 122 8(i 10'' 123 113 114 102 143 139 149 ir.2 162 200 252 18!) 199 188 SOUTHWHSTKRN CONl'I-RCNCE Team W 1. T PCs. Ol> • Belleville j Alton 1 East St. Louis ; Collinsvllle i Edwurdsville i Wood River Grnnite City 6 5 4 3 2 T 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 3 0 4 0 r, o li 0 194 107 9) 74 94 56 13 .1!) 41! ia 78 un I2C 140 Teum Cahokia Madison Roxnna Dupo lllghl.md W L T Pts. OP Ji 0 0 155 .1 1 1 320 3 I 1 4 I 74 07 53 :.i 64 85 91 120 Civic Memorial 140 32 111 ILLINOIS VALLEY CONFERENCE SHORT IN NUMBERS, LONG ON TALENT Tenm W L T PU. OP ; Winchester i Southwestern Only six lettermen will be on hand Sept.13 when Andrew Johnson and Dick Ehlert. Up front are: ; can-oiiton the Alton Redbirds open their season against the Vic Schwartz, Ken Best afld Otis Hall.—Don Hayes Quincy Blue Devils at West Junior High. In the photo, back row from left to right are Leroy Johnson, Roodhouse White Hall i Greenfield 6 I 0 124 S 2 0 135 520 71 4 3 0 74 49 6G 3 3 1 3 3 1 1 6 0 070 52 G4 46 79 67 89 33 71 32 144 CONTINENTALS in wash and wear Hush Puppies breathin' brushed pigskin by Wolverine Slip-On and Tie Oxfords from V» Scuff 'em ... kick 'em around. You Just can't treat Hush Puppies rough enough. Thanks to Hell-Cat tanning, these shoes can take it Dirt whisks off. Soil washes away. Brushing re« stores the leather. And, teenagers really go for their crisp good looks. Look for Hush Puppies... there are sizes and widths to fit most everybody. The Many SWEATER Looks Of GJW, Bulky. Frothy. Color-happy. 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