Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on September 10, 1963 · Page 30
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September 10, 1963

Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 30

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PAGE 10—FOOTBALL SPECIAL ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1963 Piasa Birds Are Valley Pick 'flic Piasa Birds of Southwestern are the people's choice to capture the Illinois Valley Conference Crown which eluded them a year ago. Pleasant, Hill, North Green, defending champion.'-'Winchester and Greenfield have experience crews in an unusually well balanced conference. The Piasa Birds lost only three from last year's Conference ninnerup squad and Harold Kniipp has IB seasoned athletes to rely upon for 1963. The touchdown twins, Sam and Tom Kahl, are back, a little bigger and a little better, and Dennis Skaggs, Bruzz Duncan, Gary Watson, Terry Bates and Ken Thaxtoh add experience to a strong backfield. S. Kahl, who ranked second in area scoring in 1963, handles the quarterback chores. He stands 6-0 and weighs 160 while T. Kahl is a 5-8, 160-pound junior halfback. j In the line Southwestern is, counting on: 6-2, leii-pound junior end Val Meyer; 6-0, 158- pound junior end Ed Campion; 5-11, 178-pourid senior tackle Ron Buettel; 5-7, 160-pound junior guard Bruce Childress; 5-11, 168-pound senior center Larry Stewart; 5-7, 149-pound senior guard Marlyn Alward; 5-11, 170-pound senior tackle Dave Duncan; and 6-1, 160- pound junior end Gary Phillips. Among the more promising candidates for regular action in the Piasa Bird camp are GRID MENU Friday Quincy at Alton <8:30V Marquette at Jerseyville Wood River at Civic Memorial Southwestern at Roxana (7:30) a pair of big tackles, 263-pound soph Dave Luccor and 190-pound soph Bill Jacobs. Knapp, who in his t3th season at Southwestern realizes that discretion Is a coaching necessity, feels his charges will be ready to go "if not plagued with injuries." "All the teams will be tough," he added,: '?The teajms are play ing on an even basis." . At Pleasant Hill which turned in a '_ 5-4 overall record 1 year 1 with mostly sophomores and juniors, the Wolves have a good passing combination iii veteran quarterback 5-7, 340,- ppund Denny Wombles, and ends Bill Franklin,, a 6-1, 170- ipound senior, and Bob'Robert- son; a 6-3, 185-pound senior. Over at Hardin, the Calhoun Warriors have 10 lettermen in I'camp under new .head coach Warriors are 185-pound senior) well set, hut we'll neod help Roger Angel, 180-pound senior in the Uno," hr said. guard Harvey Gericke, 155- pound senior end John Hurley, and le&potind junior guard Dewain Gress. , After winning the conforenc title in 1960 and 1961, Green field fell into the league dog house last season and dldn Claywell coached baskethnllixvin a game, at WHu'arastown, Mp.,, .Jitter! Don Gustine's up-and-down St. Louis Edwardsville at Madison St. Louis U. High at East | Patrick daywell. j The backfield veterans in- I elude: Danny Bland, 180-pound Webster Groves at Belleville i senior fullback; Rodney Longnecker, 160-pound senior wingi back; Gary Gress, 140-poutid senior halfback;; Tim Campbell, 140-pound junior halfback; and Terry Strauch, 170-pound junior quarterback. The line regulars include: Bernard !V|eger, a 185-pound senior tackle; Dick Combes, a 165-pound junior end; Bob Waldheuser, a 160-pound junior tackle; Kenny Bick, a 160-pound junior end; and Keith Barry, a 155-pound junior center. The better prospects for the Roosevelt at Coliinsville Greenfield at Girard Calhoun at Routt (Jacksonville) C.arrolUon at Highland North Green at Northwest- errj (Palmyra) ! Saturday Western Military at Aquinas (2 p.m.) Granite City at Assumption Caholda at Cathedral Cardinals at Dallas Sunday Bears at Green Bay. | graduating from Northeast Missouri State Teachers' College. Carrollton has .the fewest number of lettermen returning— six—as Gerald Ditman moves up to the head coaching spot after serving as assistant for Geoffrey Moore for four years. "We lost 10 lettermen and have little experience," Ditman said, "But we had a good soph crop last year and these 16 juniors will have to help us out quite a bit." The Hawk lettermen are: 5-8, 175-pound senior guard Jim Jones; 5-10, 185-pound senior tackle Bernard Johnston; 5-8, 185-pound junior center Dennis Shaw; 6-2, 165-pound senior end Rich Schroeder; 5-10, 165-pound senior halfback Ron Hetelle; and 6-2, 165-pour.d senior fullback Jim Stuart. Up Winchester way, Larrj Exton takes over as head coach replacing the late Dan-ell Spang, and the defending champion Wildcats have nine lettermen back from last year's league burners. Seniors returning are 5-10. 175-pound tackle Keith Goodin; Tigers have 12 lettermen read to Improve on last year's mark Seniors include: 6-2, 228 pounds tackle K, W. Bowman 5-9, 153-pound end Lincoln Coch rfin; 5-10, 165-pound halfbac Lyhdcll Cummins; 5-10, 170 pound halfback Mick' StQtler 5-9, 155-pound guartr GaTj Range: and 5-9, 162-pound fill back Richard Murphy. Junior lettermen are: 5-8 168-pound guard DennLs Dixon £-11, 211-pound tackle Res Harr: 5-9, 138-pound fullback Ken Plogger; 5-1,0, 158-pounc Bill Rhoades; 5-11. 158-poanc quarterback Steve Rives': ant 5-7, 145-pound ' halfback Bfll Scott" Gustine is In,- his fourth year as head football coach '..tJincI; his Tigers have posted a 17-10 overall record; Bunder his '• tutelage * His eicks ^ Southwestern 5-10, 155-pound halfback Ken lieitze; 5-9, 195-pound center -Bob Pittinger; ,5-9, 150-pound iillback Gordon Spencer: and 5-10, 205-pound tackle Tom Benton. Junior veterans include: 5-8. Pleasant Hill. . North, Green and Calhoun. Noith Green County High is the full cognomen of the • newest school in the Illinois . Valley Conference but its not really new at all. Instead, North Green, without a nickname of colors yet, is a combination of White Hall and Roodhouse. .Billy McCarthy has moved down from Roodhouse to handle the* head coaching chores and the rombined lettermen of the two schools, both of which 35-pound quarterback Roger | played mostly underclassmen Spencer; 5-11, 170-pound tackle I last year, is astronomical. Danny Ehlert: 5-1.0, 190-pound i : Senior lettermen who-will see Coonrod; 6-0, 145-pound quarterback JVlike Shepparci; 5-8, 145-pound halfback Joe Admire; 5-7, 170-pound fullback Don Burton; 5-6, 130-pound halfback Neal Fansler; 5-8, " 160-:pound halfback Dennis Spencer; 5-8, 150-pound, guard Bob Jeffers; 5-7, 150-pound end David Mc- Glftsson; 6-0, 205-pound tackle- end Everett Fitzch; and 6-0, 180-pound guard Wayne Ash. Five juniors are also lettermen. These include: 6-2, 170- pound end David .Manning; 5-8, 195-pound guard K. E. Edwards; 5-10, 160-pound end-fullback Everett Schofield; 548, 150- pound halfback Bob Willis; and 5-10, 150-pound quarterback Steve Adams. halfback Harold Young; and 5-9, 140-pound guard Freddie Montgomery. "Everybody looks good," Extou said. "Southwestern and Pleasant Hill has everybody back and North Greeii has a bunch of all-slurs-." "Our backfleld is pretty plenty of grid action are: 6-1, Impound Tom Winters: 6-1, 195-pound fullbacfetackle John Hclcnthal; 5-10, : 220-pound guard David Blakey! 6-0, 210-pound center Ed Fisher; JS-9, 205- pound guard Dave Jeffers; 6-4, 250-pound tackle Ethan Cox; £-0, 170-pound end Howard CIVIC MEMORIAL Cliff Hoppe (right) .and assistant coach Ron Evans pose during Eagle practice as Civic Memorial preparas'for its opening game with Wood River Friday night.—Ddn Hayes Photo. VJH —• • LION! Jutf one dollar it enough to start an account at Germania Savings. 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