Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on September 10, 1963 · Page 26
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 26

Alton, Illinois
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Tuesday, September 10, 1963
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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1963 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH FOOTBALL SPECIAL—PAGE 5 Backs Boost Oiler Outlook Wood River Returns 12; Line Green Orv Yocum begins his llth year as head coach of the Wood River Oilers and three returning backs could^be the difference between a winning and losing season as the Oilers prepare for their opener with Civic Memorial, Sept. 13, on the Eagles' field. Bob Fisher, a quick ' 5-10, 150-pound halfback who was one of the leading scorers in the South, western Conference a year ago, heads a contingent of 12 returning lettermen from last year's 4-5 team. Lee Davis, 5-11 and 170 pounds, was I he playmakerfor the Oilers a year ago and will probably call the signals again this year. Davis backed up Joe Helm'kamp last season. Joe Huff, a bruising 6-0, 175-pound senior, will supply the power from his fullback slot. The Oilers returning lettermen are as follows: Halfbacks — Bob Fisher, 5-10, 150, senior; Ed Cheatham, 5-10%, 145, senior; Mel Bunting, 5-10%, 155, senior; Dennis Robbins, 5-9%, 150, junior. Fullback — Joe ' Huff, 6-0, 175, senior. Quarterback — Lee Davis, 5-11, 170, senior; Ends '— Bill Shortal, 6-1, 170, senior; Wes Werner, 6-1 155, senior. Tackle — Richard Hahnen. kamp, 6-2, 195, senior. Guards — Mike Hockett, 6-1, 180, senior; Gary Griffith, 5-11, 155, senior. Center—Gary Wintjen, 6-0, 180, senior. Among the outstanding prospects in the Oiler camp are Mike Grimsley, 6-0, 160-pound junior quarterback; Jewell Hand f 5-11 175-pound junior guard; Bill Smith, 5-11 200- pound junior tackle;, Mike Coulson, 6-1, 155-pound junior end; and Chuck Armstrong, 6-0, 160-pound junior back. "I think East Side, Belleville and Edwardsville are the teams to watch," Yocum said of the Southwestern Conference. "We've improved this year but then so Is everyone else" Yocum sees a strong, experienced backfleld as the Oilers' best asset and inexperience in the line as the biggest obstacle in Wood River's path to victory. "We could have one of our biggest lines ever," he added "We have a couple of boys Who go around 200. If they come through our front line would average, around 190." : Defensively, the Oilers will miss their pair of fine guards from the 1962 squad, all-conference Sonny Cotton and de. fensive standout Mike Robin- sOn. Cheatham, Huff and Bunt- Ing, however, gained plenty of experience in the linebaeking department last year and ore expected to be the bullwarks of the defensive backfield. Yocum ) n graduate pf Peru Sfnie College, Peru, Neb., came to Wood River from Crete, Neb. He began his coaching career at Burlington, Kansas. , John Gates will assist Yocum this year and Mt as line coach, Deo Calvin will coach the sophomores. WOOD RIVER VETERANS Hahenkamp, Bill Shortal, Gary *** • • cAttigator 2 .. .because TO In an Alligator, you step out fai smart style regardless of the weather. It's'the coat you'll live in! Choose from luxurious all-weather outercoats to feather-light rainwear.. .in many fine fabrics, styles, colors... all water repellent or waterproof...all great values. FROM to 75 HO 8-8S2S 211 PIASA ST. DOWNTOWN ALTON Piasa pays 4.6% Current Dividend Per Annum Every 3 months GOOD LUCK! To all the Home Teams during the coming season. DRIVE-INS MILTON ROAD GODFREY CENTRAL AFTER THE GAME! Meet your friends at BLOCK'S for that after the game snack. Why wait six months for a dividend? Piasa First Federal pays 4.6% per annum dividends on insured accounts — highest rate in this area — every three months. 1 ; Piasa also pays from the 1st on savings in by the 20th.' And, Piasa has paid dividends for more than 75 consecutive Years. PIASA FIRST FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION Accounts Insured to $10,000 by Federal Savings & Loan Insurance Corporation DIVIDENDS PAID FOR OVER 75 CONSECUTIVE YEAR8I\

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