Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on September 10, 1963 · Page 28
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 28

Alton, Illinois
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Tuesday, September 10, 1963
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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1%?, ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH FOOTBALL SPECIAI,—PAGE 7 Pete Trurnn and his Cahokia Comanches swept everything in sight last year in the six- team Midwestern Conference football race. From, : the pre-season. outlook, there's no reason to think otherwise...this year. Truran t>6came coach of the regular, however, returns t the offensive leniti. Ho Is ful ck Don Karr. Six regulars from the sting defensive unit are back, In eluding Karr. All are seniors At Highland, two regula backs last year return. They are halfba'ck Dennis Immer, a i • r * " lc ° lc imnuauK uenms immer / Comnnches for the first time senior, and halfback-quarter last year. He fielded the best jbock John Dufl, a junior. team With the school's history, the increasing enrollment of the school (the big- Rest in the conference), Ca- liokia has become not just mediocre team, but one tha is fast becoming the power house of the league. Cahokia rolled to a perfec 5-0 mark in league play In 1962 and!.8-1 for the season Halfback Tytus Winters, »nt of the better running backs in the southwestern part of the state, and ends Chuck Moxley and Jim Thomas are gone from that fine team. They'll be hard to replace, but most observers close to the conference scene feel the Com- anches still have the stuff to succeed again. Winters rushed for 1,155 yards in pass receiving and Thomas 423. Also missing is 'quarterback Bob Geppert, who passed for 1.182 yards on 54 connections. Giford Burton Bruce will be sorely missed in the line. The Comanches last season outscored opponents, 240-78 and outgainod them from John Spengel could be one of the better ends in the conference. He Is a junior and won a job last year as sophomore although he never piay- ed football before. Immer and Duft combined for 98 points las,t year, 67 by Immer, The Bulldogs of Frank Prchnl could have one of the best one-two punches in the conference. John Onesky. Ho proved rugged competitor and earn* his second letter as a junio This, his final year, could fin him the top lineman in tl league. Coach Glen Pickering will b short of backfierfd talen Three ot nine Ic'Uermen o mud at the start of pre-se«so drills were backfield. player. Quarterback Gary "Skinnet i 165-pound senior, and 190 lound tackle Ted Nis-.lnsfci ar wo of (lie more seasoner 'cterans from last year. Big problems with the Tro ans appear to be lack o epth and ;backfield speed. Madison had an overal Highland has nine returning ettermen, five of them line- nen. in Midwestern play In 62, the Bulldogs compiled a -4 mark, but were 4-5 over- 4-3-1 last year. Dupo, which finished fourth last year with a i-4-l record, suffered a severe blow when fleet halfback transferred to ill. Madison, which finished run- jerup to Cahokia last year vith a 3-1-1 record, has one f the better linemen in the onference in 220-pound tackle Brady Nunn Lincoln High School in East St. Louis. He was the Tigers' leading ground gainer and; Coach Don Brubaker will find the little senior hard to replace. Dupo has 11 letfcermen returning this season, six of them linemen. None of the t Again CBC, Belleville Only 'Bird Losses 3,198 yards to scrimmage, 1,386. Cahokia won't have as awe- .somp u team this season perJ haps, but with 10 ifttlermon rt-j turning, thore is a fairly gi.yci nucleus 6n hand. Only one] Conference Lettermen s>r), CAHOKIA Letter-men (!•) .Fi, ^-^S'). Mick Fort, -200-Sr). Joe Lackey (O-188- John Roberson <G-17»-Sr). (E-l«WSr), BUI Williams i~ I75 -SD, Don Korr ,r D -iw-ar> r Terry Robinson (HB-l«S-Sr), Lei Snider (HB-163-Sr). Larry Shu* make <QB-I«5-Sr). MADISON Lettermen <9) Hurry Harrell (G-l7»-Sr), Mike (HB-I65-Sr), Les White Sr), Gary Skinner (QB- .fohn OneSky (r-200-Sr), , Bob Clinton (C-n- DUPO Lettermen (11) «* -. Dan OE-I78-SD. Leonard Clendenn tS'^o. Larrv G 016 * (0-1-40- Jr). Mike Simmons (T-180-Jr), Jim Kohlenberger (E-170-Sr), Larry I^tj-lck (QB-ISS-Sr). Don Hamptoi (HB-170-SD, Don Holmes (FB-I79- Sr). Don Glenn (HB-170-Jr), Wayne Schaffner (HB-150-Jr). HIGHLAND Lettermen (9) Dennis Immer (FB-J7«-Sr), Ken Slveriv (QB-I65-SD, Joe Hess (HB- 165-Sr). Roger Dubuch (G-I72-Sr) . --r John Duft (QB-173-Jr), John Spen- e Kent ,- r e -Sr).. Bob Blrcher (T-I82-SD, Rick Tlie 1962 Alton Redblrd sea «sbn opened with four devaatat ng victories, and then,'.jus as fans in the stands. began o hope for the first undefcjater Redbird season since 1935 Christian Brothers College o; St. Louis came to town. It was a damp, rainy night, the ground was porous, and Alton's superior speed was thwarted. Speedster Teri-y Mitchell couldn't turn the corners on the spongy turf and quarterback Danny Gantz was unable to move the Kcdbtrds. "All that gutters, is gold" ran le headlines in the Telegraph e next day as CBC's All-Misouri halfback, Tommy Gold, yards for a second half touchdown and Alton's first loss. . ', The Redbirds rallied the next the conference. Marquette, plagued by ' injuries and a rugged schedule, finished with a mediocre 4-4-' mark in 1962. The death of fullback John Keshner just as the Explorers had reached their season's peak in a 34-0 romp over previously-unbeaten and highly-touted Chaminade crushed the Explorer morale. After the Chaminade victory, Jackson paced Mar- quctte to a 21-18 win owi Valie but Belleville Cathedral ended Explorer hopes the ne*t week with a 12-6 triumph, stopping a late Marquette drive inches from the goalline. The 1962 edition of the Red week to edge Edwardsville on the Tigers' field, 20-13, but then fell to the all-powerful Maroons, 20-7, in what turned out to be the deciding game Of the Southwestern Conference ^championship. Finishing strong with 12-0 and 28-6 victories over Col- llusville and Wood River, Alton ended up second In half dozen, however, weighs over 180. Also sidelined is Leo. Bell because of academic diffi/;ul- ti'os. Brubaker had intended to iwitch him from halfbnoH to ruard. Raiders got off on the wrong foot and never quite righted itself. Western hosted St. Thomas Aquinas in its first game a year ago and the team from Florissant, Mo. strolled across the bridge with a 53-0 whitewash. Western then met powerful Cahokia and were no match for the Comanches, falling 20-0. Then 25-12 and 14-6 victories over Lutheran Central and Missouri Military Academy lifted the Red Raider record to the .500 level. . That was the closest Western came to a winning season. In their remaining four contests the Red Raiders managed only three .touchdowns Wood RJver played up-and- down football in 1962. The Oil- ers opened with 26-0 and 12-7 triumphs over Civic Memorial and RoxaiKi but lost a close decision to Etlwardsvillo, 19-18. Belleville followed wMh n 27-7 triumph but urn Oilers lioiinced |,nck to blnnk Granite City, 12-o, and topple Jerseyville, 18-6. The remainder or the season Wood River was on the defensive losing contests to Collias- villc. East St. Louis and Alton. The Shells of. Roxana were barn burners in their first five contests and duds in their final four outings. After topping Southwestern, 12-6, the Shells lost to Wood River, blanked Civic Memorial, 21-0, defeated Highland, 13-6, and shut out Dupo, 6-0, to take the lead in the Midwestern Conference. But two away games at Madison and Cahokia spelled doom for Karl McJLanr.'s last team. . Madison eked out a 13-6 win and Cahokia nailed the lid on the Roxana coffin with a 32-7.romp. 1962 was a lean year for Civic Memorial as well as Western. The Eagles lost eight of nine contests and were shut but in four of them. The biggest highlight for Cliff Hoppe's charges came on Oct. 39 when flic Eagles pulled a 20-18 upset that eliminated Madison from any chance of winning the Midwestern crown. Joe Jurknnin's Jerseyville Panthers missed the services of Bob Brandies last year, a jarring fullback about wdoni the Panther sin- Kle wing was built. But a Jurkanin team is nevor a losing one and 1962 was no exception. ALWAYS FIRST QUALITY EASTGATE EAST ALTON FALL FASHIONS FOR THAT "BIG MAN" ON CAMPUS a. PULLOVER OF SHETLAND WOOL FEATURES ELBOW PATCHES h. PENNEY'S CAMPUS LOOK in CORDUROY k )i u f $&o,r& c. PENNEY'S "QUAD SUIT" GOES CORDUROY 4 pmi liund wasliiiblc in mnv fall tit-idlifr mixes, si/ ( . s s in I 7.95 16.98 ^buttpn, matching slacks, matching TAPEHS*. j.y'....... • $r-

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