Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on September 10, 1963 · Page 34
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 34

Alton, Illinois
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Tuesday, September 10, 1963
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PAGE 14—FOOTBALL SPECIAL ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1963 WMA Returns 11 Letter men Dave Thayei »Ne\v Coach Of Raiders A late start in fall footbal practice hns hampered the Rec Riiilors as Western Mililar Academy, with new head eoacl Dave Thayer at the controls awaits its opener with St Thomas Aquinas High Sehoo in Florissant. Mo., Sept. 14. Eleven lellermen return from last year's team which posted a 2-6 overall and 1-5 conference mark. The Red Raiders play in the ABC League with Lutheran Central, John Burroughs, Country Day, Lutheran South and Principia. All are Missouri schools. Thayer, who likes to run and pass from the split-T feels that his best asset is speed. "We're not very big— our line will average around 170—but »vc should be pretty quick," he said. "Some of our boys will have to leurn two or more positions." With the graduation of quarterback Mike Prime (University of Missouri) and fullback Bill Billingsley (Georgia Military), Thayer will be relying upon the experience and speed of three quick backs. Courtney Jones, a 5-10, 155- pound senior who missed most Df last year with a knee injury, is the fastest back on the squad and one of the fastest in the area. Tom Klein, 5-10 and 165 pounds, pluycd guard and halfback last year and will probably open tile seftsou at a halfback post or at quarterback. He reported to the Red Raider practice in excellent shape. Hal Holshoy, who gained experience last year as Prime's understudy, is a short (5-5), light (147 pounds) and quick quarterback. The returning lettermen include: '• Tackles —Jim Bailie, 5-8V. 186, senior; Tom Robertson 6-0, 191, senior; Ken Bohan non, 5-9, 183, senior; and Wa Stern, 5-9, 179, senior. Guard—Steve Knight, 5-11 V. s. 173, senior. Center—Bill .Miller, 5-8, 166 senior. Halfbacks — Cliff Isonberg 5-9, 148, junior; Courtney Jones, 5-10, 155, senior; Ton: Klein, 5-10, 165. senior. Quarterback — Hal Holshoy 5-5, 147, junior. Fullback--Mike Tabor, 5-10 183, senior. Other Red Raiders who wil probably see action are end: John Avenatti, Craig Briney and Herb Billingsley; interioi linemen John Horn, Bill Sanders, John Hegwein, John Hooper and Larry Naeve quarterbacks Dick Ockerby and Jon VanDuyn; and halfbacks Ron Beck, Curl Corsi " Russ Horn and Dennis, Szews/.yk. Thayer, u native of Fairmont, Minn., attended the University of Minnesota and graduated from tho University of North Dakota. He couched for the past five years at Ciiy- lon, Minn. After playing Aquinas away, Western Military, entertains yie powerful Comanches of ' Cahokia on Sept. 21 and winds up Us September account at Lutheran Central on Sept. 28 In its first League encounter. RED RAIDER RETURNEES Western Military Academy has 10 lettermen back for the 1963 season under new head coach Dave Thayer. The Red Jones, Hal Holshoy, Tom Isenberg, Jim Bailie and Tom Klein. Up front are Walt Stern, Bill Miller, Ken Bohannon, Mike Tabor namers open grid wartare at Florissant, Mo., Sept. 14 against and Tom Robertson—Don Hayes photo. Aquinas High. Back row includes from left to right: Courtney I - 11 YOU ARE ALWAYS A WINNER... WITH CARPETING - FROM SUPERIOR CARPET CO. 637 BERKSHIRE - WILSHIRE - CL 4-4932 1636 MAIN ST. — UPPER ALTON — 465-2525 HURRAY! FOR THE HOME GOOD LUCK TO ALL THE BOYS IN THE COMING FOOTBALL SEASON >*************w GOOD LUCK! TO ALL THE TEAMS IN THE COMING FOOTBALL SEASON fmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm MAY WE SUGGEST... THAT EVERYONE SUPPORT THE TEAM OF THEIR CHOICE ***** »*******i ***************** MAY WE ALSO SUGGEST... THAT FOR YOUR GASOLINE AND AUTOMO- , TIVE NEEDS YOU DRIVE IN TO ANY FRIENDLY i: CONOCO STATION. ALTON-WOOD RIVER AREA COICO DEALERS!? CONOCO

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