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PAGE 12—FOOTBALL SPECIAL ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1963 Outlook Brighter for CM 11 Return; Hoppe Sees Better Year A lack of depth appears to bo the only dark note in the bright hopes of the Civic Memorial Eagles as they prepare '• for their home opener with Wood River, Sept. 13. Eleven lettermen are back from lust year's 1-8 team, and, barring injuries Coach Cliff Hoppe expects a good season. "We should be improved if we're free from injuries," he said, "and frankly I'll be disappointed if we don't have a respectable year." The returning lettermen are: Quarterback — Larry Nave, 5-10, 160, senior. Half hacks — Tom Erzen, 6-1, 160, senior: Phil Diuguid. 5-10, 155, junior; and Terry Miller, 5-11, 160. senior. End — Dean Landreth, 6-2, 185, senior. Guards — Joe Ricci. 6-0, 190, senior; Mike Hattery, 6-0, 180, senior; and Charles Bennett, 6-0, 170, junior. Tackles — Charles Kidd, 5-9, 240, senior; and Harold Whippie, 6-2, 190, senior. iV , Center — Gary Willison, 6-2, 200, senior. Among the outstanding prospects on the Bethalto roster are Randy Taylor, a 6-1, 170- pound junior end; Earl Kibett, a 6-1, 170-pound junior fullback; Don Goebels, a 6-2, 190- pound junior tackle; Bill McMillan, a 5-10, 160-pound junior fullback converted from) center; Darrell Nave, a 6-1, T 150-pound senior end; and David Davis, a 5-11. 160-pound junior guard. A year ago, disaster struck the Kagle fortunes when halfback Roy Taylor \vas injured early in the season and missed most of the Civic Memorial games. Taylor had been considered by most the outstanding back on the Ragle team and perhaps in the whole area. Most of the returning backs ••L " ( received their baptism under fire trying to fill in for the injured Taylor, but none, in the opinion of Hoppe, was able to come up to his caliber of play. After the Wood River game, the Eagles travel to Jerseyville for a non-conference contest with independent Jerseyville, then host Roxana the following Friday in their first Midwestern Conference game. The fourth game of the season finds Civic Memorial knocking at the wigwam of the Cuhokia Co- munches, once again the choice of the Midwestern coaches to capture the league crown. .. "Frankly, I don't think any team in (he conference will be able (o slop Cuhokin," Hoppe commented. "They just have too much depth. Why last year for their away games, they just suited up the juniors and seniors and left nil their sophs at home. "They usually get a turn out of somewhere near a hundred boys," he went on. "We had SB or ^ 37 (urn out this year." Hoppe is starting his fourth year at the helm of the Eagles after a year of coaching at Ed- wardsvJlle High. He is a graduate of Missouri Valley College. CIVIC MEMORIAL MAINSTAYS Civic Memorial opens its season Sept. 13 with a home contest gerald. The front row includes Terry Miller, Larry Nave, agauist the Wood River Oilers. Ten lettermen return from the Charles Kidd, Tom Erzen and Charles Bennett.—Don Hayes 1962 squad. In the back row from left to right are Gary Wil- photo, lianas, Harold Whipple, Joe Ricci, Mike Hattery and llarry Fitz- ARE YOU REELING FROM HIGH PRICES? DRIVE OUT TO THE WILD GOOSE BARGAIN CENTER HAVE YOU VISITED OUR BRAND NEW SELF-SERVICE LUMBER DEPARTMENT? DESIGNED FOR ALL "DO-IT-YOURSELFERS" WE'RE ONLY 3 MILES EAST OF BETHALTO ON ROUTE 140 t 0 • LOWEST PRICES IN THIS AREA Redi Cut Lumber and Mouldings Pre-finished Plywood Panels (We have several patterns on display) Assorted Sizes of Various Woods for the hobby fans to choose from UTTER BROS. Lumber Company Just 3 Mihs East of Upper Alton on Route 140 OPiN MON. THRU FRI. TILL 9 P.M.