Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on September 12, 1972 · Page 29
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 29

Alton, Illinois
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Tuesday, September 12, 1972
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Carrollton out to defend crown Carrollton's Hawks were champions, of the Illinois Valley Conference, barely missing an undefeated year, but a season's-ending tie blemished it. They finished 30-1. Against all competition, they were losers, finishing with a 4-4-1 mark. Most of their losses were close, except to central Illinois dominant, Pittsfield, 4M2. Steve Bystry, starting his second year as head coach, paints a dismal picture this year, outside competition notwithstanding. "We lost out whole offensive team, and half our defensive one," he says. '.'Winchester and Greenfield look the strongest." The Hawks have 12 returning letter-winners including a pair of quarterbacks, Erick Wildhhgen, 142-pound senior; and Greg Pholman, 153, a junior. Two fullbacks, Art Cunningham, 174, and Kevin Cumby, 195, both seniors have a year's experience. Other experienced returnees are all linemen: ends Dick Scroggins, 155, and Phil Bystry, seniors; center Lance Miller, 211, senior; and senior gurards Jim Thomas, 171, and Leonard Whitcd, 169; along with junior guards Mike Weber, 145, and Bob •Steneback, 162. Conference wins were over North Greene, 32-22; Winchester, 13-0; and Calhoun, 276. They were tied, 6-6, by Greenfield. Non-conference losses were to Jacksonville Routt, 16-15; Gillespie, 14-12; and to Southwestern, 28-14. Four non-letter winning tackles, Zack Holmes, 180; John Dirksmeyers, 210; Tony Little, 155; and Jerry Sullivan, 170, are among Bystry's top prospects. Others include wingbacks Bill Stcndeback, 150, and Kevin Roundcount, 160; guard Rick Davidson, 153; and end Steve Graner, 165. All are juniors. CARROLLTON LETTERMEN: (12) Dick Scrogglns, E, 153, Sr.; Phil Bystry, E, 170, Sr.; Jim Thomas, G, 171, Sr.; Leonard Whitcd, G, 169, Sr.; Liuice Miller, C, 211, ST.; Art Cunningham, FB, 174, Sr.; Ricky Phillips, TB, 160, Jr.; Kevin Cumby, FB, 105, Sr.; Mike Weber, G, 145, Jr.; Bob Stcndeback, G, 102, Jr.; Eric Wlldhngen, QB, 142, Sr.j Greg Pohlmun, QB, 153, Jr. Cahokia: Wait '11 see New coach Larry Betz launches Cahokia's entry into the Southwestern Conference with a "wait and see" attitude, despite the fact the Comanches are joining wih strong credentials. "Wea are much smaller than last year and more inexperienced," explains Betz, who succeeded Wally Westbrook as the Comanche chieftain. Betz, a six-year assistant before taking over the helm, <;aw the Comanches overhaul two powerhouses — SC champion East St. Louis, 22-13 amd Jefferson City, Mo., 13-7 — last year, sufficient reasons to respect th&ir entry. Twelve lettermen, 10 of them seniors, return fro mlast year's independent 5-5 aggregation. Heading them are two-year letterman seniors, Kevin Bergman, a 290-pound center- tackle, and halfback-end Gary Kharibian, 175. The latter serves as co-captain with fullback Mike Haywood, a 170- pound senior who has one letter to his credit. 1 Other experienced seniors are Matory Bailey, 195, tackle-end; Charles Chapman, 180, halfback; Kevin Hellon, 155, guard-linebacker; Ralph Buck, 150, defensive back; Mike Young, 170, end-safety; Gene Bickl, 200, guard-tackle, and David Fulk, a guard. CAHOKIA LETTERMEN: (12) Matory Bailey, T-E, 199, Sr.; Kevin Bergman, C-T, 290, Sr.; Charles Chapman, HB, 180, Sr.; Gary Khurlblan, E-HB, 175, Sr.; Mike Haywood, FB, 170, ST.; Kevin Hellon, G-LB, 155, Sr.; Ralph Buck, DB, 150, Sr.; Mike Young, E-S, 170, Sr.; Gene Bickl, G-T, 200, Sr.; David Fulk, G, 150, Sr.; Wayne Towne, HB, 175, Jr.; and Mike Grmil, G-LB, 170, Jr. With a passbook account YOU CALL THE SIGNALS *$$$$> You DECIDE when to save . . . how much to save . . . and you withdraw the same way, with no restrictions. That's the great advantage of a passbook account—the best way ever invented to save toward your goals. Open your account now, and make extra "yardage" with our high return. AREA CODE 618-465-7781 HOME SAVINGS /l8SOC«uioTV LOO/TV C BROADWAY AT PIASA ALTON, ILLINOIS 62002 Althoff has abundance of seniors BELLEVILLE — Althoffs Crusaders, under second-year coach Glenn Schott, return 16 lettermen to better a 2-7-1 overall mark. They were 2-3-1 in the Bi-State Conference. The bulk of Schott's monogram winners are seniors, headed by co-captains Kevin Peil, a 165-pound quarterback, and halfback- end Pat Cook, who also weighs 165. Others are halfback Dan Belz, 160; and fullbacks Bill Conrath, 175 and John Folcy, 170. Senior linemen are guards Hank Glaenzer, 185, and Roy Lukowski, 190; tackles Mike Meehan, 200, and Kevin Nauman. 185, who also plays end. Greg Wollcry, 180, is another senior end. Schott has four junior vets returning, one back and three linemen. Jerry McFarland, a 170- pound halfback, returns with Fred Rensing, 200, a guard; Steve Hemmer, 240, tackle; and Kevin Muckenstrum, 180, an end. Mike Boaz, 160, a non- letterman halfback and fullback Jim Shay, 180, are Schott's only senior backs among his top candidates. Juniors are Al Leonard, 140, halfback; Jim Turner, 180, halfback; Jonn Fritz, 190, end; Jim Petterson, 170, fullback; Joe Shubert, 180, guard; Al Seibeit, 180, guard; Tim Thomas, 175, end; and Jim Blome, 155, halfback. Sophomores who might break into action include Allen Alberter, 180, fullback; Jeff Bibee, 170, quarterback; Barry frazier, 170, end; and, Thomas -Taggart, 170, halfback. Both Crusader victories were over conference opponents — DeSmet, 14-7 and Augustinian, 13-12. Losses were to Assumption, 7-6; St. Louis U. High, 21-8; and CBC, 7-6. ALTHOFF LETTERMEN (16): Kevin Pell, QB, 165, Sr.; Charles Renner, QB, 150, Sr.; Jerry McFarland, HB, 170, Jr.; Dan Belz, HB, 160, Sr.; Pat Cook, HB-E, 165, Sr.; Dave Hemmer, FB-G, 160, Jr.; Bill Conrnth, FB, 175, Sr.; Fred Rensing, G, 200, Jr.; John Foley, FB, 170, Sr.; Hank Glaenzer, G, 1S5, Sr.; Roy lukowski, G, 190, Sr.; Steve Hemmer, T, 240, Jr.; Mike Meehan, T, 200, Sr.; Kevin Nauman, T-E. 185, ST.; Greg Woolery, 180, E, Sr.; and Kevin Muckensturm, E, 180, Jr. B-13 Alton Evening Telegraph Tuesday, Sept. 12, H72 Hollway wants to defense improve By PAUL LcBAR ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals prided themselves in allowing National FootJball League opponents to pin their quarterbacks for losses only 1!) times during the 1971 season. The only problem was that the Cardinals, a title challenger in 1970, were able to nail other teams' quarterbacks only 20 times themselves and went on to a dismal 4-9-1 season. "We want to improve our overall defense in terms of getting bigger plays," said Coach Bob Hollway. "If our offense doesn't move the ball, we must be capable of turning a game in our favor with our defense." A pass rush, then, looms as the top target for improvement with the Cardinals, although improved receiving and the bolstering of the running rate not far behind. To fortify the front four, Hollway has moved nine- season veteran Chuck Walker from end to tackle, where he joins Bob Rowe and Fred Heron, and has given a strong trial to 6-foot-6 rookie Martin Imhof as Walker's replacement at defensive right end. Ron Yankowski, who started as a rookie last season, should be improved at his defensive left end position and Hollway has a munch deeper assortment of linebackers than last year. Opponents' passing produced more yards against a seasoned Cards defensive secondary in 1971 than in 1970 but scored fewer touchdowns despite numerous injuries, an adjustment to almost exclusively zone assignments and the presence of rookies Larry Willingham and Norm Thompson. Eight-season veteran Miller Farr is back at left corner b a c k , Roger Wehrli returns at right corner and 34-year-old Larry Wilson has moved to left safety in place of departed Jerry Stovall to make the secondary the least of Hollway's worries. While the changes in th defense have been few, Cards opponents will be looking at as many as six new iaces when the team goes on the attack. Discouraged by drojpped passes and a running a that failed to produce an side threat in 1971, Hollway traded away power running tack out- backs Mac-Arthur Lane Cid Edwards and receivers John Gilliam and wide and Dave Williams. In their place he brought in Leon Burns from San Diego and Donny Anderson from Green Bay to man the running back posts, acquired rangy Walker Gillette as a receiver and obtained veWan quarterback Gary Cuozzo from Minnesota Just recently the Big Red obtained aether running back, Paul Gi[>son, from Detroit. r Cuozzo, who Hollway obtained for his experiencjj and play selections, will Battle Jim Hart for the starting; role. The team may have three quarterbacks since 28-year-old rookie Tim Van Galder has shown preseason promise. Rookie Bobby Moore of Oregon at wide receiver and second-year guarl Dan Dierdorf are ' the other new faces likely to appear with the offense. The Cards also have bnr> of the NFL's speediest receivers in Mel Gray, and increased depth in the backfieh. with the acquisition of j Craig Baynham and return of John Roland and Roy Shiveijs. Bob Reynolds and Ernie McMillan, who combne 22 years of experience at offensive tackle, still fom some of the NFL's best prelection .and Jackie Smith returns for a 10th season as a respected and punishing tight end. "I suppose our biggest objective on offense is! to cut down on mistakes,'! said Hollway, whose team Host of 20 of 35 fumbles and had 26 passes intercepted a ycjar ago, "Teams that don't j make mistakes are usually] teams that are going to win." ! SEE THE ACTION ON BLACK & WHITE PORTABLE TV 19" fog. D-7004W 21" ding. C-2213 The Tampa THE 1973 MODEL 1972 Close-Out limited Quantitiei Now Gel B & W TV's Most Wanted Features Stands Included M69 95 with Portable TV's B gest Picture. 912 a DIAGONAL Tht DISCOVEKfcR • C-I335P Feaiutui Cu&tuni Vidtio Range Tuning Sytlvm. 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