Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on September 12, 1972 · Page 21
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September 12, 1972

Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 21

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B-4 Alton Evening Telegraph Tuesday, Sept. 12, 1972 1972 vets Seven Marquette lettermen took time out recently from a practice to pose for a picture. In front (from left to right) are Tom Andre, Marc Springman, Jeff Lenz and Head Coach John Rogers. Back row (left to right) are Steve Blair, Al DeGrand, Chris Piepert and Steve Siemer. Guts is the name of game Too small for big work, and too big for small work. That's a perennial descriptive for Marquette's Explorers, except it doesn't weigh guts. Ninety-four candidates of a male enrollment totaling 198 turned out last year, "and we expect at least that many this year," head coach John Rogers enthuses. "At this stage it's too early to tell about fall prospects," he claims. "We do have 20 lettermen back but only nine had much experience — offensively and defensively. And we lost two regulars who aren't returning to school." Rogers' returning lettermen acquired their experience the hard way, getting lumped with a 1-8 team. Maquette opened with a win over Jerseyville, 22-14, then lost eight straight. Of his losses, Rogers classified a 52-14 thumping by Assumption and a 32-0 lost to Mercy as the "only runaways." Other defeats were to Augustinian, 22-6; Mater Dei, 20-6; North Greene, 14-6; St. Francis Borgia of Washington, Mo. 12-6; and to Duschene of St. Charles, Mo. 14-6. Graduation losses were heavy. "We lost some outstanding players from last year's squad, namely, Jeff Wickenhauser, Marty Carrow, Don Gent, Roger Bregenzer, Tom Morrissey, Rick Stolze and Matt Lenz. They will be hard to replace," Rogers says. Marquette has two, two- year lettermen returning in 165-pound quarterback Steve Blair and 185-pound guard Chris Piepert, a two-year starter. Mark Springman, a 170-pound split end, also returns. "Juniors who will join the varsity from our 7-1 sophomore team will help us, too," claims Rogers. They are quarterback Jay Eckhouse, 160; flanker Mike Slaughter, 155; guard Tim Piepert, 145; and tackles Scott Schneider, 180, and Andy Harshbarger, 210. "Sophomore 1 e t te r m a n Drew Duffin, a 170-pound fullback, is expected to play a great deal," Rogers added. Other sophomores who will see considerable play, according to the Explorer boss, include end Bob Roth, 170; and halfbacks Tom Saale, 155, and Leo Swift, 155. "We have many holes to fill on the varsity," admits Rogers. "We have to find an Offensive center, tackle, tight end and tailback. On defense, we need a tackle, end, outside linebacker and two cor- nerbacks. "That amounts to a com- Illinois has gone to orange flavor CHAMPAIGN — University of Illinois football Coarh Bob Blackman announced today that the "Wear Orange in '72" campaign has taken a giant step forward, and Fighting niini fans throughput the state may purchase orange merchandise by mail. "I've been amazed by the number of people who are wearing orange as I travel our great state," Blackman said. "I'm confident that there will be a predominant color in the stands of Memorial Stadium this fall. But, I'm also aware many Fighting niini fans have been unable to purchase our orange clothing because of the (inaccessibility to where we've sold the items. Now they have the chance." Fans interested in purchasing Fighting Mini nylon jackets, offical home game jerseys and T-shirts may now do so by mail. Items available include: Adult Nylon Jackets ( S , M , L , X L ) at $9.00; Children's Nylon Jackets (XS.S.M.L) at $7.00; Adult Game Jerseys (S,M,L,XL) at $4.50; Children's Game Jerseys (10-12, 14-16, 18-20) at $4.00 (Game Jerseys come with numbers 12, 29, 54, 75, 76, 77); Adult T-shirts (S,M,- XL) at $2.50; Children's T- shirts (S,M,L) at $2.00. Each order should include a check, money order or bank draft covering the price of items to be purchased, plus $1.00 to cover costs of postage and handling. Checks should be made payable to: Illini Blazers Fund. Purchasers also should indicate size, and in the case of Game Jerseys the number on the jersey desired. (Only a limited quantity of No. 75 Game Jerseys remains.) Orders should be addressed to: Carl Rose, Illini Blazer Fund, 113 Assembly Hall, Champaign, 111., 61820. Allow three weeks for delivery. Proceeds of the sale of merchandise has been earmarked to defray the cost of new traveling attire for Fighting Illini players. plete side of the offensive line and almost a brand new pass protection set-up." Rogers could find some answers among one-year lettermen ends Tom Andre, 160, and Steve Siemer. 170; tackle Al DeGrand, 165; fullbacks Dave Beck, 150, and Jeff Lenz, 160; hatfback John McMahon, 155; tackles Tom Horn, 185, and Bob Whitmore, 16B, and Augie Wenzel, 160. Mike Barrett, 150, and John Pohlman, 155, are one-year lettermen guards along with end Jay Stemm, 165, who'll help plug up the holes. - Marquette's optimism is refected "in its hiring of a full-time assistant coach, Greg DeCoursey. MARQUETTE LIHTERMEN: (21) Tom Andre, E, 100, Sr.; Steve Blair, QB, 165, Sr.; Al DeGrand, T, 165, Sr.; Jeff Lenz, FB, 1(50, Sr.; John McMahon, HB, 155, Sr.; Chris Peipert, G. 185, Sr.; Steve Siemer, E, 170, Sr.; Murk Springman, E, 170; Sr.; Mike Barrett, G, 150, Jr.; Dave Beck, FB, 150, Jr.; Dan Beiscr, E, 150, Jr.; Jay Eckhouse, QB, KiO, Jr.; Tom Horn, T. 185, Jr.; John Pohlman, G, 155, Jr.; Scott Schneider, T, 180, Jr.; Mike Slmtfihter, HB, 155, Jr.; Jay Stemm, E, 165, Jr.; Bob Whitmore, T. 160, Jr.: Drew Duffin, FB, 170 Soph.; Tim Pel- pert, G, 145, Jr.; Augie Wenzel, T, 160, Sr. 1071 NFL STANDINGS AFC EASTERN DIVISION W L T Pet. Pts. OP Miami 10 3 1 .769 315 174 Baltimore 10 4 0 .724 313 140 New England (i 8 0 .429 238 325 N.Y. Jets 680 .420 212 29!) Buffalo 1 13 0 .071 184 394 AFC CENTRAL DIVISION Cleveland 0 5 0 .643 285 273 Pittsburgh 680 .429 246 292 Houston 4 9 1 .308 251 330 Cincinnati 4 10 0 .286 284 265 AFC WESTERN DIVISION Kansas City 10 3 1 .769 302 208 Oakland 842 .667 344 278 San Diego 680 .420 311 341 Denver 4 !> 1 .308 203 275 NFC EASTERN DIVISION W.L TPct. Pts. OP Dallas 11 3 0 .786 406 222 Washington 9 4 1 .692 276 190 Philadelphia 6 7 I .462 221 302 St. Louis 4 9 1 .308 231 279 N.Y. Giants 4 10 0 .286 228 362 NFC CENTRAL DIVISION Minnesota 1130 .786 245 139 Detroit 7 8 1 .538 341 286 Chicago 680 .429 185 270 Green Bay 482 .333 274 290 NFC WESTERN DIVISION San Francisco 950 .643 300 216 Los Angeles 8 5 1 .615 313 260 Atlanta 7 6 1 .538 274 277 New Orleaii* 482 .333 266 347 Defensive problems at Granite Granite City has 13 let- termer. returning, representing a team that finished tied for third in the Southwestern Conference, 2-21, and had an overall 5-2-1 record. .Starting his fourth year with the Warriors, coach Wayne Williams believes most of his problems will come defensively. "We're missing 10 stailers, so you can see we have a lot of work to do," he says. "All positions are up for grabs. Non-lettermen seniors and junoirs plus some possible replacements form our out standing sophomore team will make us tougher as the season progresses." Dave Macios, a 150-pound senior, is the only letter- winning defensive back relumed from a club that held its opposition to 72 points. "Offensively, our line should be pretty adequate with six lettermen returning," Williams says. ''Starters back include guard Barry Loman, tackle Brad Hiles and tight end Brad Weiss. Two-year letterman full-back Gary Lively should be okay — if the knee he injured last season holds up." With the loss of quarterback Joe Wallace, who was also a noutstanding linebacker and a kicking specialist, Williams will make his replacement choice between either senior letterman Clay Winfield or junior Dave Dombeck. Besides Wallace, the Warriors also have given up hard-running Stan Stajduhar, a :10.1 sprinter in the 100- yard dash; halfback Gary Lively; and ends Kevin Dyer and Bob Wiggins. In conference play, Granite City suffered a 14-0 loss to Collinsvillc at home, battled Alton to a scoreless tie on The Southwestern Con- Belleville East, 13-12, at home; lost to East St. Louis at home, 20-7; dropped Edwardsville, 17-7; before upsetting Belleville West, 23-13. Granite City opened at home last year by defeating Belleville Althoff, 7-0, before bagging Cahokia, 19-6, on the road. Williams claims "we play the toughest non-conference schedule around," pointing to perrenial powers Riverview Gardens of St. Louis, Jefferson City, Mo. and the Mississippi Valley Conference champion, O'Fallon. The Southwestern Conference's enlargement, adding new members Belleville East and Cahukia, has partially influenced Williams' conference appraisal of liiis * year's race. "It'll be tough as always with Belleville East and West being the teams to be beat." Since switching to the Warrior helm, Williams has compiled an 18-6-1 record. GRANITE CITY LETTERMEN: (13) Greg Becker, WR, 155, Sr.; Brad Hlfes. G, 210, ST.; Keith Hollts, DI.B, 180, Jr.; Kevin Hoi- lls. DLB, 170, Jr.; Gary Lively, FB, 188, Sr.; Barry Loman, G, 183, Sr.; Dave Macios, DB, 150, Sr. Russ Miller. C, 205, Sr.; Walt Relnhardt, C, 200, Sr.; Jon Stug- ner, HB, 155, Sr.; Brod Weiss, TE, 195, ST.; Dale Williams, HB, 165, Jr.; Cluy Wlnlleld, QB, 180, Sr. DUPO TIGERS Coach Jerry Germain Sept. 15—Orchard Farm Home Sept. 22—Nashville Away Sept. 29—Lutheran South Home Oct. 6—Roxana Home Oct. 13—Christopher r, w ^ Oct. 20—Columbia Home Oct. 28—Lutheran North Away Nov. »—Chester Home

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