Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on September 12, 1972 · Page 23
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 23

Alton, Illinois
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Tuesday, September 12, 1972
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B-6 Alton Evening Telegraph Tuesday, Sept. 12, 1972 New coach isn't Tiger stranger veteran u™ Calhoun banks on underclassmen Edwarclsville's Tigers, with a new coach and 14 lettermen, will again be trying to come up with a winning season, especially in the Southwestern Conference. Under resigned Paul Fuchs, the Tigers were winless in five conference starts in 1971 with an overall 13-7 mark. He had an 18-22-2 seven-year record at the Tiger helm. Dick Ford, a varsity assistant for eight years, is in his first year as head man. He is a graduate of Illinois State Univerity. Thirteen of Ford's inherited lettermen are seniors, headed by speedy halfback Terry Bradshaw, a 170-pounder, who is the Tigers' main scoring threat. Other backfield candidates include quarterback Dave Schaake, 170; halfbacks Steve Fiedler, 170; Tom Klobnak, 160; Steve Miller, 155; Steve Vida, 160; and ' Terry Hartley, 170. Linemen include tackles Jim Fernando, 190; Kirk Hastings, 210; and Jeff Atkinson, 190; along with guards Ron Tracy, 180, and Doug Gehring, 170. Bmce Hesterberg, 210, is the only junior among the Tiger monogram winners. Ford lists seven juniors ,ikely to see considerable action. They include tackles Chuck Meunier, 210, and Myron Wiemers, 220; and guards Rich Dustman, 180, and Bob Hartung, 185. Quarterback John Hartman, 180, and fullback Bill Phillips, 185, are also among Ford's top prospect group. Tiger victories last year were over O'Fallon, 14-8, champion of the first-year Mississippi Valley Conference, and one of its runners - up, Wood River, 28-0. A third came at the season's end over Staunton, 33-8. Non-conference losses were to Belleville East, 14-6, and to Chaminade of St. Louis, 3713. Conference losses came in a row to Collinsville, 21-14; East St. Louis, 13-0; Alton, 42-14; Granite City, 17-7; and Belleville West, 27-14. Ford differs from bretheren coaches in that he foresees, "Belleville West should be the top team." He then likes, "Granite City, East St. Louis, Alton and Belleville East," but not necessarily in the order mentioned. "They should be pretty good — all about even," he appraises, adding that: "I look for the conference to have excellent balance." The Tigers open Friday at home against Wood River. EDWARDSVILLE LETTERMEN: (14) Terry Bradshaw, HB, 170, Sr.; Jim Ferando, T, 190, Sr.; Steve Fiedler, HB, 170, Sr.; Kirk Hastings, T, 210, Sr.; Rick Holliday, LB, 160, Sr.; Tim Klobnak, HB, 160, Sr.; Steve Miller, HB, 155, Sr.; Dave Schaake, QB, 710, Sr.; Ron Tracy, G, 180, Sr.; Steve Vida, HB, 160, Sr.; Bruce Hesterberg, E, 210, Jr.; Jeff Atkinson, T 190, Sr.; Doug Gehring, G, 170, Sr.; Terry Hartley, HB, 170, Sr. Dupo asset Second-year coach Jerry Germain of Dupo has 15 lettermen returning but is bemoaning the loss of ver- t e r a n quarterback Dean McKenney, who was a three- year starter for the Tigers. Other losses include Mike Harris, a center, and Bruce FeltmeVer, a fullback. Of the lettermen, four are working on second mongrams. They are John Franke, a 195' pound tackle-fullback; tackles Dennis Keys, 215, and Mike Horn, 190; and halfback Ed Parker, 155. Dupo also has one of the largest linemen insofar as poundage is concerned, center David Horn, a letterman junior, who weighs 254 pounds, but he never started. "We should be strong on the line this year with all starters back from 1971 with the exception of our center (Horn)," says Germain. "We'll be inexperienced at every backfield spot." Dupos's record last year was 1-7, and included five shutouts. Jim Perrin, 150, and Berry Thomas, 185, both lettermen, are possible quarterback replacements for McKenney. John Howard, 170, a non- letterman, is among Dupo's top prospects. DUPO LETTERMEN: (15) Dennis Stanger, C, 171, Sr.; Bob Dungan, T, 202, Sr.; Dave Douchant, E, 160, Sr.; Ed Hayes, G, 165, Sr.; John Franke, T-FB, 195, Sr.; John Morton, G, 150, Sr.; Bill Barlow, T, 185, Sr.; Dennis Keys, T, 215, Sr.; Ed Parker, I-IB, 155, Sr.; Jim Parrin, QB, 150, Sr.; Berry Thomas, QB, 185, Jr.; John Kremmel, E, 180, Jr.; Mike Horn, T. 190, Jr.; David Horn, C, 254, Jr.; Guy LaCroix, G, 180, Jr. Inexperienced, light but quick. That's how second-year coach Terry Strauch sums up his Calhoun Warriors, who'll be operating with mainly junior candidates. They were 3-2-3 against all competition and managed to wind up third in the Illinois Valley Conference with a 1-1-2 record. Strauch claims that of his 15 returning lettermen most played with specialty teams. "In reality, we have seven returning who played as starters with both our offensive and defensive un'ts." He also believes he'll have the smallest line in the IVC but "it should be the quickest. Our success will lie there and on how well the defense jells." Strauch added, "our offensive backfield is fairly well established with Greg Ringhausen, last year's leading rusher, returning along with Tim Hagen, who missed half of last season with an injury." Ringhausen, who weighs 180, and Hagen, 190, are both two-year letter-winning halfbacks. Two new members in the backfield will be Roger Becker, 145-pound junior halfback, along with Bill Simon, a 165-pound junior quarterback. Other lettermen include seniors Randy Baalman, 155, an end; Ron Knight, 145, linebacker, and Roger Zipprich, 165, end. Junior monogram returnees are Bruce Ringhausen, 165, guard; Gary Funk, 190, tackle; .Bill Simon, 165, back; Eric Devening, 170, end; LeRoy Rose, 165, guard; Ed Lehr, 165, center; and Mike Lammy, 170, a back. In IVC action, the Warriors' only win was over Greenfield, 23-0. Their ties came against North Greene, 12-12, plus a scoreless one with Winchester, ending 1971's play. A non-league tie was to Girard, 8-8. Losses were to IVC champion Carrollton, 27-6, and a non-conefrence one to Jacksonville Routt, 14-6. Strauch looks for an IVC battle "with all five teams being contenders. I honestly believe this year's conference race will be one of the better balanced in recent years without any one team dominating." Calhoun could have a shot at the IVC title, "depending on the progress of our young players," warns Strauch. Calhoun, which has added Columbia to its schedule as a second opponent, opens Friday at Girard. 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