Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on September 12, 1972 · Page 25
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 25

Alton, Illinois
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Tuesday, September 12, 1972
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B-8 Alton Evening Telegraph Tuesday, Sept. 12, 1972 Mann-sized job awaits New coach Phil Mann, coming over from Litchfield, appears to have one of the toughest jobs of area coaches in revitalizing Jerseyville's Panthers into a winning outfit. Succeeding resigned Paul Rogers, he inherits an inexperienced group that will be out to better a 1-8 overall record, part of the Panthers' 1-6 Mississippi Valley Conference finish in 1971. Mann graduated from Eastern Illinois in 1961, served as assistant coach at Effingham for three years before spending the past eight years as a combination athletic director-coach at Litchfield "The attitude of the team has been excellent," he said. "We have been practicing two times every day and the group has accepted the extra work in a manner that's pleasing." Two of his vets — senior letterman end Paul Whitely, a 170-pounder, and halfback Randy Parrish, also a 170 senior letter-winner — have been hampered by early injuries. "Three boys who are playing quarterback, Mike Ford, a senior, and juniors Ken Schell and Joe Steckel, have no varsity experience. The remainder of the backfield lacks experience," discloses Mann. Besides Whitely and Parrish, Mann has seen his most experienced letterman, Mike Jarman, a 165-pound senior halfback, hampered by a leg injury but practicing. "In addition to Jarman, Mark Jobes, Tom Jurkanin and Bob McLain, all seniors have looked good in practice," says Mann. "Randy Landess, a junior, and Greg Jones, a sophomore, have also looked good and are competing for backfield positions." Rounding out Mann's more experienced material are tackles Gene Heafner, 230, and Bob Johns, 225, both monogram-winning seniors, and Tom Brown, 160, and Steve Brunaugh, 165, both of whom are lettermen ends. Guards competing for starting spots are seniors Roger Randolph, 150, and Guy Willis, along with juniors John Garrison, 215, Kevin Ruyle, 160, and Dave Woolsey, 155. John Ryan, a 227-pound senior, and Richard Montgomery, 225, a junior, are seeking center positions. Besides Haefner, those seeking tackle positions include senior Stan Groppel, 225, and juniors Mike Bechtold, 225, Phil Breden, 205, John Molly, 220, and Tony Johns, 225. Senior Greg Brakeville, 140, and Mark Fessler, 160, a junior, will be seeking end positions. Both are after their first letters. While not lacking weight at key spots, Mann will be using most of the aforementioned Panthers both ways, due to inexperience. Brunaugh, Split end Jackie Smith of the Big Red, catching 21 passes for 379 yards last year, boosted his pass receiving yardage to 6181, a team record. His 367 career receptions are, however, 51 behind team record holder Bobby Joe Conrad. Smith ranks tenth among NFL receptionists. BIG EIGHT IN '71 Panther vets Five lettermen who'll help guide Jerseyville fortunes this season are, from left to right, Steve Brunaugh, Guy Willis, Bob Johns, Mike Jarmen and Tom Brown. Nebraska Oklahoma Colorado Iowa State Kansas State Okla. State Kansas Missouri Conf. W L T 700 G 1 0 S 2 1 430 250 250 250 070 All W L T 12 0 0 10 1 0 D 2 0 830 500 4 6 1 470 1 10 0 Jarman and Schell will share the Panthers' captaincy. Jerseyville's only win last season was over Mascoutah, 18-15, a Mississippi Valley Conference conquest. The Panthers' six MVC losses were to Triad, 36-32; Civic Memorial, 14-8; O'FaJlon, 58-20; Wood River, 27-18; Roxana, 31-8, and Highland, 20-12. Outside the MVC they lost to Marquette, 22-14, and to Mater Dei, 33-18. "From what I gather," Mann says, "O'Fallon, Wood River and Roxana are the teams that are pre-season choices for the conference championship." JERSEYVILLE LETTERMEN: (0) Steve Brunaugh, E, 185, Sr.; Gene Hcnfner, T, 230, Sr.; Bob Johns. T, 223, Sr.: Puul Whllley, E, 170, Sr.; Guy Willis, C, 105. Sr.; Mark Jobcs, PB, 1B5, Sr • Randy Pnrrlsh, 11B, 170, Sr.; Mike Jarmun, HB, 165, Sr., Tom Brown, E, 160, Sr. JERSEYVILLE PANTHERS Coach Phil Mann Sept. 16—Marquette Away Sept. 22—'Triad Away Sept. 2W—'Bethalto Away Oct. C—'Muscoutuh Home Oct. 13—'O'Fallon Homo Oct."20—'Wood River Home Oct.27—*Roxana Away Nov. 3—'Highland Home Nov. 10—Mater Dei Home (*)—Mississippi Valley Conference Games Another new face at Southwestern Alton Evening Telegraph Tuesday, Sept. 12, 1972 B-9 ^ PHIL MANN New coach Charles Keene of Southwestern Is picking up the pieces left by resigned coach Charles Stone, who switched to North Greene. Keene, coming into the area 13 veterans at Highland Glenn Monken, a nine-year assistant to resigned Frank Prchal, inherits a Highland Bulldog squad that has 13 lettermen, all of them seniors. Only one, center Mike Young, a kicking specialists, is working on a third letter with the Bulldogs, who were 5-4 overall and 3-4 in the Mississippi Valley Conference last year. Five of Monken's returnees are backs. Namely, quarterbacks, Tim Lewis and Gary Bargetzi; halfbacks Dan Shaw and Lance Waggoner; and fullback Dick Williams. Veteran linemen include ends Don Hunsche and Dennis tionrad; tackles Dave Schwend and Kurt Buchel and guards Bob Zobrist, Wayne Sackett and Mike Blunt. "We're somewhat improved but not enough to be a title contender," says Monken, referring to the MVC race. "We should finish somewhere in the middle with Civic Memorial." Last year the Bulldogs were pulverized by the eventual MVC champ, O'Fallon, 30-0, before edging past CM, 22-20. HIGHLAND LETTERMEN: (13) Tim Lewis, QB, 160, Sr.; Gary Bnrgctzl, QB, 145, Sr.; Don Shlm- cr, I1B, 165, Sr.; Lunce Waggoner, 1IB, 155, Sr.; Dick VVIllmnnn, FB, 170, Sr.; Don Hunsche, E, 170, Sr.; Dennis Conrad, E, 190, Sr.; nave Sclvwcml, T, 160, Sr.j Kurt Blcchel, T, 175, Sr.; Bob Lobrlst, G, 155, Sr.; Wayne Sackett, G, 160, Sr.; Mike Blunt, G, 140, Sr.; Mike Young, C, 180, Sr. from Sparta, explains that "Southwestern graduated the bulk of its offensive and defensive teams, and we arc going to build around a good group of juniors. "We only have seven seniors, but all will see action somewhere," emphasized Keene. "They are a dedicated bunch of young men. I only wish there were' more of them." Keene expressed disappointment in that he felt more potential Piasa Birds should have reported for football. "There are some not out we will certainly miss," lie said. "It's a real blow to a new coach to have everyone tell you how good a ba i player, who stands 6-foot-4 and weighs 310 is, and tiien have him give up football before the season begins." Keene pin-pointed his problem as, "our overall depth will hurt us, especially on the line. We'll have to be in great shape, for as many as nine may go both ways. A pair of two-year let- CHARLES KEENE Ready for '72 termen head Southwestern's returning veteran strength. They are 191-pound fullback Dave Halliday and 166-pound end Dave Burns, both of whom are seniors. Two other senior letter- winners, halfback-end Jim Austin, 156, and center JeiT Stamps, 169, will help solve some of Keene's woes. Experienced juniors are end Greg Bott, 186; halfback- quarterback Joe Fedrich, 187; quarterback Kevin Link, 175, halfback Scott Phelps, Ifi8, and tackle Mike Young, 220. Top candidates include three tackles, all of them hefty ones, but inexperienced. John Caveny weighs 261; Bill Here are six Southwestern veterans who'll make up the bulk of the returning lettermen this season. Kneeling In front from left to right are Dave Brans, Joe Fedrick and Greg Bott. In back row from left to right are Dave Halliday, Scott Phelps and Jim Austin. Gibson, 247; and Mike Springman, 241. Centers among Keene's weighty but inexperienced personnel are Tom Cavney, 207, and Mark Wittman, 20;?. Guard Malcomb Foiles, 155, seeks action as a guard. Backfield possibles are fullback Mark Childress, 102, and Gary Woolsey, 154. Southwestern had a 4-5 overall record and was 3-3 in the South Central Conference. The Piasa Birds defeated Carrollton, 28-14, but lost to Roxsna, 33-0, and Beard- stow n, 20-12, in non- conference play. Their league wins were over Gillespie, 26-8; Mt. Olive, 2212; and Virden, 58-32. Lossos were to Nokomis. 20-16; Staunton, 14-12, and Carlin ville, 13-0. i SOUTHWESTERN LliTTERMEN: (9) Jim Austin, HB-E. 156, Sr.; Dave Brans, E, 166, Si.; Dave Halliday, FB, 101, Sr,; Jeff Stamps, C, 169, Sr.; Greg Bott, E, 186, Jr.; Joe Fedrich, HB-QB, 187, Jr.; Kevin Link, QB, 75, Jr.; Scolt Phelps, HB, 168, Jr<.; Mike Young, T, 220, Jr. SOUTHWESTERN PIASA BIRDS | Coach Charles Keiene Sept. 15—Roxana Home Sept. 22 —'Nokomis j Asvay Sept. 29—'Staunton Home Oct. B—Carrollton Home Oct. 13—•Gillespie Away Oct. 20—Benrdstown Away Oct. 27—«Mt. Olive Away Nov. 3—'Virden Home Nov. 10—•Carlinville , Home (•)—South Central Conference Games PEPSI You've got a lot to live. Start the Clock OOeide Illegal procedure Intentional grounding First down Delay at game Holding Roughing the kicker Ball illegally touched Illegal forward FUM interferenoe PEPSI Pepsi's got a lot to give Ineligible Personal fuul Illegal lttx>eiv«r Crawling (w»Utig»> muilt Incomplete Safety forward tout Illegal •ulittuuUun Ti Xuu« out 9*

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