Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on September 12, 1972 · Page 19
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 19

Alton, Illinois
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Tuesday, September 12, 1972
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B-2 Alton Evening Telegraph Tuesday, Sept. 12, 1972 Beefy lads Line play is an important: part of any team Mike Huff. Standing, from left to right, are and Alton has five good ones. Kneeling in Steve Shust, Kick Minion and Ron Forbes, front are linebackers Brian Joehl (left) and Many problems face Alton's new coach "With only 11 returning lettermen 'and a toughor schedule, we're hoping to have a .500 season," says ne\v coach Norm Iman of Alton's Redbirds, who also accented the need of a quarterback "We're not deep and, for the first time since 1969, we'll have more than one player going both ways. Gary Hagen. an end, was the last to do it, I believed" Iman, adding that he needs to develop an offense, added "we have some good linemen but most of them pie defensive ones. And, for '.re first time, we have no sup.;' 1 back, such as Frank Holm:?, Mike Jeffries, Scooter Wilson or Bob Everage." leverage, who graduated after a sparkling 1971 seas;m, was all-Southwestern Conference, received statewide honors and was voted the top back of the area. He scored 112 points, rushed for 949 yards in 113 carries and nad an 8.5 average. The openers' FRIDAY Jersvyvllle at Marquette, 8 Wood River at Edwurdsville, 8 Roxana at Southwestern, 8 O'Fallon at Civic Memorial, 7:30* Assumption at Belleville West, 8 Granite City at Rlverview Gardens, Mo., 8 • Jefferson City at Cahokia, 7:30 . Ruutl (Jacksonville) at Carrollton, 8 Porta at Greenfield, 8 Calhoun at Girard, 8 Pittsfield at North Greene, 8 Triad at Vandalia, 8 Lincoln (ESL) at Vashon, 2 Madison at Central (St. Louis), 4 Belleville Althoff ut Collinsville, Winchester at Triopiu, 8 Gillespie at Highland, 7:30 SATURDAY Qulncy at Alton, 1 Soldan at East St. Louis, 1:30 Elwrdo at Muscoulah, 1:30 Belleville East at Hazelwood, 1:30 SUNDAY Cardinals at Baltimore! 1 Other losses included cen f ?r Ed Ryrie, fullback Randy Conners, ends Dan Ewing and Dave Wallace, tackle Bob Naughton, defensive back Mike Rainier and linebackers Kim Shearburn, John Lyons and Kent Caskey. More woes were added when letter-winning tackle Mark Dickinson dedided not to report. Among the Redbirds w^o will definitely play both ways are two-year lettermen Briar Joehl, a 174-pound linebacker who will double at fullback, and tackle Bob Forbes, 209. One-year letterman tackle Dick Minton, 208, will also switch, along with end Steve Shust, 200. Veteran tackle Jack Leamon, 194, and end Tom Clark will likely remain on defense, however. Of the returning linebackers, Mike Huff, 180, has the most experience Others who'll see -considerable action include Jim Buydos, 175, a linebacker, plus backs Bob Meyers, 162, Al Musgray, 146, and Paul Willis, 167. Bob Davis, a 168-pound senior product from the junior varsity, is the leading quarterback candidate. "And Jeff Copley, who weighs about 165, has look.n' good," says the Redbird boss. Copley, a junior, showe.1 much promise as leader of Alton's sophomore unit. Swift Neal Lockhart is one of the leading halfbacks P<* a junior, along with Gre^ Stockhard, another junior varsity product. Lockhart weighs 165, Stockhard 180. Iman, who succeeded ei?ht- year coach Ed Yonkus, novv of Proviso West, says he'll use the winged T and power I offense instead of the wishbone, a triple-option attack. "The wishbone requires a bull-like quarterback who car. also carry the ball," he says, "and we lack the size in thnt department." Other top candidates include senior guards BOD Barnes, 190, and Doug Dayman, 187, plus senior halfback Roger Chamberlain, w'.io stands only 5-foot-4 and weighs 134. Juniors include end David Beile, 194; tackle Rodney Crader t 219; halfback Tony Joehl, 173, and Joe Wilson,' 160. Alton's record last year was 6-3-1 overall and 2-2-1 in the conference. League wins were over Edwardsville, 42-14, and Collinsville, 22-0, while losses were to Belleville West, 20-14, and East St. Louis, 19-0. A scoreless tie resulted wuh Granite City. Non-conference victories were over Wood River, 45-12, Chicago Austin, 28-8; Peoiia Central, 22-13 and an out-of- state power, Miami, Okla., 3226. The Redbirds' lone non- conference setback came against Belleville East, 35-14, at the season's end. Newcomers to the Redbird slate include Cahokia, now a league member, and Belleville Althoff and East Moline. Quincy, an old foe Kit absent from the '71 slate, will open against the Redbirds a*. Public School Stadium Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Iman, who capsules his main problem as "developing an offense," picks "Belleville West as the team to beat" ALTON REDBIRDS Coach Norm Iman Sept. 16—Qulncy Home Sept. 23—Belleville Weal* Home Sept. 29—Cahokia* Away Oct. 7—Granite City* Home Oct. 13—Edwardsville* Away Oct. 21—Belleville Althoff Home Oct. 27—Collinsville* Away Nov. 3—Belleville East* Away Nov. 11—East St. Louis* Home Nov. 18—East Moline Home •Southwestern Conference games ALTON LETTERMEN: (12) Jbn Buydos, LB, 175, Sr.; Tom Clark, E, 204, Sr.; Robert Forbes, T, 200, Sr.; Mike Huff, LB, 180, Sr.; Brian Joehl, LB, 174, Sr.; Jack Leamon, T, 194, Sr.; Bob Meyers, DB, 162, Sr.; Richard Minion, T, 108, .Sr.; Albert Musgray, DB, I4U, Sr.; Steve Shust, E, 200, Sr.; Paul Willis, DB, 167, Sr. 1971 PREP STANDINGS MISSISSIPPI VALLEY CONFERENCE Team Conf. Overall W L T W L T O'Fullon 700 820 Wood River 610 630 Roxuna 520 720 Highland :i -1 0 540 Muscoutuh 340 450 Triad 250 450 Civic Memorial 1 6 U 270 Jerseyville 160 180 SOUTHWESTERN CONFERENCE Team Conf. Overall „ L W L T W L T Enst St. Louis 300 310 Belleville West 320 820 Alton 221 631 'ignite City 221 521 Collinsville 230 531 Edwardsville 050 370 ILLINOIS VALLEY CONFERENCE Team Conf. Overall W L T W L T Carrollton :ioi 441 Winchester 220 5 ') 1 Calhoun 112 323 Greenfield 022 44'' North Greene 022 162 BI-STATE CONFERENCE Conf. Overall W L T W L T St. Louis U. High 410 820 DeSmet 4 i 0 7 2 \ CBC 230 0 4 n Althoff 2 3 S ? \ \ Assumption 131 26'' 'Augustlnian 131 451 •Closed at end of '71 school year. ILLINOIS INDEPENDENTS Team W L T Belleville Eust 820 Cahokia 550 Lincoln 151 MarquetU 191 Green tint abounds over at East Side Returning for his second season after a near undefeated season, Cornelius Perry of East St. Louis is "very optimistic" about his 1971 Flyers. That's despite the fact he lost most of his experienced hands through graduation. Eleven vets are gone, including bull-running tailback Cortez Ward and quarterback Verdell Jones. Perry, who inherited his Flyer post from Fred Cameron last year, explains, "•we had a senior team last year, but have a green one this year. "Much will depend on how our sophomores and juniors come along. We do have 11 returning lettermen." All of his monogram winners are seniors, except junior end Anthony Turley, a 150-pounder speedster. Two seniors are backflcld performers, headed by quarterback Lumbia Tolliver, 160; and fullback Bob Moore. Calvin Wicks, the only letter- winning defensive back listed by Perry, is a linebacker. Three tackles include Carlos Ward, 190; Al Dixon, 195; and Araokl Neely, 190. Ends include Fred Shipp, 165; and Jim Giles, 173. Jim McKnight, 180, is the only senior guard. The Flyers had a 9-1 record in 1971 and an undefeated slate in the Southwestern Conference (5-0). Their only loss was to SC newcomer, Cahokia, 22-13. Priding themselves on defense, they out-scored the opposition 180-58 and included four shutouts. Conference victories were over Alton, 19-0; Edwardsville, 13-0; Granite City, 20-7; Collinsville, 8-3; and Belleville West, 18-0. Outside victories were over Soldan of St. Louis, 16-8; Lincoln of East St. Louis, 157; Thornridge 28-20; and Assumption of East SI. Louis, 21-0. Perry, who likes Bellevjlle West to win the SC race, has 22 candidates he regards as top prospects, 12 of whom are senim-s. EAST ST. LOUIS FLYERS Coach Cornelius Perry Home Home Away Hume Hume Awtiy Home Awny Home Awuy nco Sept. 16— Soldan Sept. 23— *Cuhokla Sept. 29— E. St. L. Uncoil Oct. 7— 'Edwardsville Oct. 13— Open Oct. 21— •Collinsville Oct. 28— 'Granite City Nov. 4 — Assumption Nov. 11 — 'Alton Nov. 18— 'Belleville East Nov. 23— 'Belleville -West (*) — Southwestern ConlVru Kamea EAST ST. LOUIS LETTEKMKN: (11) Albert Dixon, T, 105, Sr.; J limes Giles, E, 173, Sr.: Jlmmle McKnlEht, G, 180, Sr.; Oilcll Mitchell, C, 185, Sr.; Robert Moore, FB. 172, Sr.; Arnold Neely, T, 190, Sr.; Freddie Shipp, E, 105, Sr.; Lumblu Tolliver, QB, 160, Sr.; Anthony Turley, E, 150, Jr.; Curios Ward, T, 190, Sr.; Calvin Wicks, LB, 106, Sr. What's inside Alton ....................... 2 East St. Louis ............... 2 Murtjueue ................... 4 Grunile City ................. 4 Civic Memorial ............. 3 Edwardsville ............... • Dupo ....................... • Culhoun ..................... • Rules changes .............. 1 Mascoutuh .................. 7 Belleville W e « .............. ' Southwestern ............... 8 Jersey vllle .................. • Roxaua ..................... 1* Wood River ................. " Schedules ................... 12 Illinois ....................... 12 Cardinals ..... ............... 13 Carrollton ................... 13 Belleville AHhuff ............ 13 Cahokia ..................... " Greenfield ................... M North Greene ................ '} Lincoln (ESL) ............... I* O'Fallon .................... 1J Winchester .................. W

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