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Alton, Illinois
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Tuesday, September 10, 1963
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PAGE 4—FOOTBALL SPECIAL ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1963 East St. Louis Is 'Loaded' After taking a back seat to powerful Belleville last year, the ttast St. Louis Flyers are once again "loaded" as they seek t.o regain (heir usual place of dominance in the Southwestern Conference football race this season. With 15 lettermen returning, most of them seasoned veterans, the Flyers appeal- strongest in the line. Two tackles, 200-pound Paul Kisselbach and 245-pound Leroy Reeder, 175-pound end George Olion and 190-pound guard Ray Dunn spearhead the forwards. They helped East Side turn in a 7-3 record, the poorest mark for a Flyer team since the 6-3-2 outfit of 1957. The Flyers were also ''down" in conference play, ending up in third place behind runnerup Alton (5-1) and champion Belleville with a 4-2 record. Th e Flyers may have trouble finding capable replacements at left end and center. A junior lettcrmnn, ItiG-pound Glenn Burbanh, will probably man the pivot post. The only returning regular backfield man from last season is junior Jim Riestis, a 175-pounder. He holds down a halfback spot. The other half might go to Aubrey Hampton, a 150-pound senior. Randy Eisenhour, 165-pound senior, has first claim at quarterback where he saw considerable action last year and earned a letter at that position. Backing him up are 145- pound Coy Nunn, a senior, and 155-pound Terry Cole, a junior. Nunn was ineligible last year. * * * Belleville, the third-rated team in the state last year, lost everybody from the powerful 10-0 team. Gone are such stalwarts as quarterback Gary Kombrink, halfback Bob McKelvey, fullback Les Lund and tackle Bob Zaring. They helped Bob Praia's Area Coaches' Records COACH YR. Pete, Truran, Cahokia ---- . . . . 2nd Fred Cameron, East St. Louis .. 9th Ralph McClaln, Alton .......... Jin Joe Jurkanln, Jerseyvlllc ...... I2tfi Max Hamilton. Cathedral ...... 4th Bob Praia, Belleville ............ MM Don Gustlne, Greenfield .. ...... 4th Vergil Fletcher, Colllnsvllle .. 18th Ron Holtman, Marquette ........ 9th George Martz, Assumption .... |3tn Benny Issclhardt, Edwardsvllle 12th Glen Pickerinu, Madison ........ 4th Frank Prchal. Highland ........ 3rd Don Brubaker, Dupo ............ 2nd Orv Yocum, Wood River ...... llth WON 8 66 27 66 19 25 17 91 42 Wi 50 12 9 4 38 S LOST I 10 8 28 9 1.1 10 54 25 47 42 9 8 4 49 30 TIED 0 5 I 5 2 2 0 7 4 9 6 3 0 1 2 1 per. .889 .836 .764 .667 .667 .650 .627 .622 .620 .578 .558 .543 .529 .500 .438 .153 Nace S mors n Granite City. Morris fschannen, Roxana; D^ve Thay^r, Western Military; Richard Brooks, Lincoln; Gerald Dltman, Carrollton; Patrick Claywell, Cnlhoun: Larry Exton, er , , Winchester; and Richard Deckard, Pleasant Hill. "Billy McCarthy moves from Roodhouse to North Green In consolidation of Roodhouse with White Hall. . tne Maroons roll to the Southwestern Conference title with a 6-0 record. The most experienced players returning from lost season are two linebackers, Jim Goodwin and R«n McCartney. Belleville returns 15 lettermen, but, with the exception of Goodwin and McCartney, all are mostly inexperienced. But, Belleville's perfect record last year will probably be foremost in the minds of this season's team and it will undoubtedly try harder than the 1962 team to uphold the prestige gained by the mighty Maroons of last year. Ron Thomas, the extra point kicker deluxe, is back. He booted 30 of 37 last year. He is a 200-pound senior center. Senior Dave Englebretson, who shared the quarterbacking duties with Kombrink, though not equally so, is heir apparent at the signal calling post. * * * Edvvardsville, the smallest school in the conference, could be big on the field this season. At least some field. The Tigers' new gymnasium in undergoing construction and Coach Ben Isselhardt's club will play its nine games away from its home field. Sixteen lettermen return at Eduard.sville, which compiled a 4-5 record in '62. Among them are end Bob Hoskins, tackle Bob Senn and fullback Joe Townsend. Seven of the vets were regulars. Hoskins played end both ways last year and saw limited action at fullback near the end of the season. This time, he'll probably man the fullback spot on offense and fill in at end on defense. He weighs 218 pounds. ' Senn is a 205-pound tackle and Townsend weighs 180 pounds. If Hoskins clinches the fullback spot, Townsend will move over to a halfback post. The other halfback slot will probably go to Bill Blind. * * » Collinsville has the second fewest number of lettermen returning among the conference teams (Alton has only six). Two of the top halfbacks in the league last year, Bob DeMoro and Bob Powell, head the list of vets on hand. The Kahoks suffered a serious blow when their starting fullback of last year, Joe Hiles, transferred to Granite City for his senior year. Powell could be the top halfback in the conference this season. The J95-pound- er earned the respect of every team he played last year and could be even better in his final year. De. Moro is also a senior and weighs 180 pounds. If DeMoro does move to fullback, his vacated spot could be filled by the fastest player on the team, 175-pound junior Mike Merrill. Coach Vergil Fletcher, beginning his 18th season as Kahok head man, believes his interior line will be satisfactory, but expresses worry for his ends and quarterback where 170-pound Dave Russell is a returning letterman at the signal calling post. Steve Gauen is another possibility at quarterback, but, like Russell, U inexperienced. Don Birgcr, 185-pound sophomore, is a leading candidate at one of the end positions. * * » At Granite City, Jim Mor- rison takes over as new head coach, succeeding Al Lewis. Morrison has already made one important change. He has converted the 195-pound Hiles into a quarterback. Two other bruising type backfield players who will likely team with Hiles are two seniors, 180-pound Bob Pylc and 175-pound Norm Wilfong. Fourteen of the vets, returning are linemen. But, they lack experience. The guards are light, but the two returning tackle*, John Evenden and Jerry Line, tip the scales at 220 and ZOO, respectively. Conference Lettermen Southwestern Conference Lettermen EAST ST. LOUIS Lettermen <I5) Paul Klssclbuch <T-200-Sr). Ray Dunn ttS-IW-Sr). Lerw Reeder (T-I45-SD, Georee OHon (E-175- Jr). Dennis Frlberg (G-17»-Sr), Rich Thornton (G-170-Sr), Tom Jentsch (QB-l«5-Sr), Randy Eisenhour (QB-165-SD, Aubrey Hampton (HB-150-Sr), Jim Rlestea (HB- ITS-Jr), Joe Smith <T-1«WD. Glenn Burbank (C-165JD. BKJy Walls (FB-160-SD, Gerald Nave (FB-17S-Sr). Reggie Coates (HB- J55-Sr). BELLEVILLE Lettermen (15) Ron McCartney (G-185-Sr). Jim Goodwin (FB-200-Sr), Tom Amlung (G-185-Sr), Bill Butts (QB- 166-Sr), Ray Culbertson <F-185-Sr), Dave Englebretson (QB-175-Sr), Dave Frltzlnger (E-IW-Sr). Mike Hayes <T-260-Sr), Tom Koenlg (HB-180-Sr), Bab Kurrelmcyer <C-2IO-Sr). Ken McCumber (HB- 160-SD, Burt Meyers (T-220-SD, Glenn Pool (HB-160-Jr). George Reichert <FB-I«0-Sr), Ron Thomas (C-200-Sr). COLLINSVILLE Lettermen (8) Bab DeMoro (HB-180-Sr). BUI Eckart <C-17»-Sr), Bob Powell <HB-l*5-Sr), Dave Ruisell <QB- 17»-Sr). Jerry Zlnk (T-22^Sr), Richard Moore (G-l»-Sr), Dale Rednour (E-190-Sr), Kenny Meyer (G-I80-SD. GRANITE CITY Lettermen (24) Jerry Nelson (E-165-Sr), Larry Anderson (G-HO-Sr), John Love (G-17»-Sr), Jack McKechen <QB- 15*Sr). Jim Parker <HB-UO-Sr), Bob Pyle (FB-180-Sr). Richard iReutebach <QB-I50.Sr). Eric Robertson (G-160-Sr), Randy Ste- glemeyer (G-155-Sr). R n n d y Thompson <G-140-Sr). Terry Turner (HB-lSO-Sr). Norm Wllfonn (FB-175-Sr). Ron Yates (E-175- Sr), Jim Nash (E-168-Sr), Tom Craycrnft (FB-153-Jr), Larry Curry <T-21»-Jr), Vlnce Debevc (HB-lSO-Jr). John Evcnden (T- 220-Jr), Joe Hauptmnn (E-I7S- Jr). Ernie Kern (G-180-Jr). Jerry Line (T-200-Jr). Mike Mounce (HB-U9-Jr), Nick Petrlllo (HB- 150-Jr), Jerry Lybarger <G-17»Jr). EDWARDSVILLE Lettermen (16) Charles Hall (C-19S-SD, Bob Michel (E-160-SD. Tom Marelng <E-I70-Sr), Joe Townsend (FB- iIM-Sr). Bob Senn (T-205-Sr). Terry Johnson (T-235-SD. Richard Noel <QB-l70-Srf), Gary Campbell (E-180-Sr), Bob Hosklns <E- 212-St). Charles Kllllon (G-I55- Sr), Bob Wahl (HB-160-Jr), Dave Schwalb (C-I«5-Jr). John Hartman (G-2IWD, BUI Blind «HB- 150-Sr), Tom Zelssat (T-185-Jr), Jim Hosklns (FB-175-JD. Have School Transportation Problems? Solve It With a lee anne 317 BELLE REGULATION FOR GYM CLASS EN ALTON JUNIOR AND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLS A Must for Seventh Graders 20" Only Other Sizes in Proportion For boys and girls, models lo fit every age. 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Teachers are important to the future of our country, for without them there would be no great physicians, able (statesmen, or thought- ful writers. There would be no skilled craftsmen, lawyers, engineers, or administrators in business and industry. There would be too few competent citizens to run our complex government. Tomorrow's America will be led by today's children, and the teacher must instill in young minds a desire to develop high levels of perception; to grow mentally and physically; to know the importance of the moral and spiritual foundations* of democracy. The teacher guides youngsters toward goals beneficial to the country, to its citizens, and to the world. 9UU4WWK ALTON WATER COMPANY 309 HENRY ST. ALTON, ILLINOIS 'lMk«Hd to Ooorf W**» IwvlM and Community freer**

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