Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on September 12, 1972 · Page 30
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 30

Alton, Illinois
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Tuesday, September 12, 1972
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Greenfield: Changes Stone takes over Offensive line problems confront coach Dick Tucker of Greenfield with a few returning backfield letlermen likely to be used up front. Among them are Chuck Schirz, a 165-pound tailback- linebacker, who will take over a guard spot; and Jim Fisher, 180-pound fullback-linebacker, moving into center. "TheLr adjustments to new positions could determine the success of our offense," surmises Tucker, who indicated he may make other changes. "We will not have the size of last season, but we should be quicker," he added, pointing out that Mike Adams, senior tackle-linebacker, is his heaviest of the Tigers, weighing 196 pounds. He is a one-year letterman, used mainly on defense. Next largest to Fisher, mentioned above, is Russ Finney, 170, a fullback- linebacker, who has started offensively and defensively since he was a sophomore. Other one-year letter winners are Stan McClelland, 165, a defensive end; Ken Lamb, 145, quarterback- halfback; John Lanson, 165, guard; Darold Range, 150, linebacker; Dennis l!ange, 155, end; Bill Scoggins, 155, guard; and Kevin Williams, 145, tailback. Tucker also inherits Jim McClelland, a junior quarTigers: Short season East St. Louis Lincoln has 17 returning lettermen who will, unless coach Art Marshall can find additional opponents, have a very abbreviated season. The Tigers had but four opponents, namely, Vashon of St. Louis, East St. Louis, Cahokia and East St. Louis Assumption, when the Telegraph tab was assembled. Last • year the Tigers had a 1-5-1 season, closing out 1971 with a surprising 34-27 victory over Cahokia. Their losses were to Vashon, 7-6; East Si. Louis, 15-7; Belleville West, 54-6; Belleville East, 34-20; and East Moline, 21-18. They tied Assumption, 7-7. Lettermen include tackle Ron Carter, who weighs 225 pounds; defensive halfback Sam Channey, 160, guard- linebacker RoJand Coleman, 185; and running back Jerome Dancy. 200. EAST ST. LOPJS LINCOLN LETTERMEN: (17) Ronnie Carter, T, 223, Sr.; Samuel Channey DHB. 169, Sr.; Matthew Coleman, C-MG, 190, Jr.; Roland Coleman, G-LB, 185, Sr.; Benjamin Crockett, DT, 280, Jr.; Jerome Dancy, RB. 200. Sr.; Deith Rcndricks, RB, 155, Jr.; Walter Humphrey, OT-DE, 195, Jr.; Frederick Jones. QB, 180. Sr.; Michael Monroe, RB 105, Sr.; Rodney Penn, RB-DB 180, Sr.; John Poe, E-I.B, 180, Sr.; Theodore Simpson. G, 200, Jr ; Stanley Taylor, E-DE, 200, Jr.; Robert Tressel, DB, 1(>0, Jr.; Larry Williams. DB, 16?;, Sr.; Leo Harton, DB, 180, Sr. terback, who has started since he was a freshman. He weighs 160. Greenfield's offensive line and part of its defense were wiped out with the graduation of 10 starters. Among them was tailback Don Baltics, who started 25 consecutive games over three years and made both the IVC and MSM all-conference teams. Last year he passed 155 times,, covered 829 yards for a 5.3 average and five touchdowns. Wingback Bob Baker, a 19- game consecutive starter who made the MSM all-conference team, threw 38 times, covered 412 yards, had a 10.8 average and five touchdowns. Baldes and Baker were also defensive halfbacks. Greenfield was 4-4-2 overall, 0-2-2 in the Illinois Valley Conference and 4-2-0 in the weaker Macoupin-Sangamon- Madison Conference. Tiger wins in the MSM were over Northwestern, 36-0; Auburn, 30-0; Kincaid, 27-0; and Pawnee, 27-12. They lost to Porta, 20-0, and Girard, 1613. In the IVC, Greenfield tied Carrollton 6-6, and North Greene, 20-20. But loss to Calhoun, 20-0. j GREENFIELD LETTERMEN: (12) Mike Adams, T-LB, 196, Sr.; Russell Finney, FB-LB, 170 Sr.' Jim Fisher, FB-LB, 180, Sr.; Stan McClelland, E. 105, Sr.; Kenny Lamb, QB-HB, 145, Jr.; John Lanson, G, 165, Jr.; Jim McClelland, QB, 160, Jr.; Darold Range, LB, 150, Jr.; Dennis Range, E 155, Sr.; Chuck Schirz, TB-LB, 1G5, Sr.; Bill Scoggins, G. 155, Sr.; Kevin Williams. TB-K. 145, Jr. at North Greene New coach Charles Slone of North Greene, who switched to the latter from Southwestern, has a rebuilding problem with his Spartans but isn't the least pessimistic. "I feel we had a good turn out of juniors and seniors, but lack experience," explains Stone. "We should continue to improve as the season goes along. "The way our players are working and improving, I also think we could be a belter than average ball club," he added, optimistically. Any improvement would be a step up for the Spartans over last year, when they won but once in non-conference play, lost six and tied two. They were 0-2-2 in the Illinois Valley Conference • under resigned Al Adkins. Stone inherits seven lettermen, headed by Jeff Sykes, a 190-pound senior halfback and two-year letterman. Other senior letter-winners are Ed Ganz, 175, a guard; Bob Ballard, 175, tackle-end; Rick Overby, 170, end-back; Steve Moulton. 168, center- guard; and Bob Pollard, 175, fullback. Juniors include Earl Newingham, 152, who plays either quarterback or halfback; Roger Copley, 180, halfback; and Randy Hallock, 168, a guard. North Greene's worst conference loss last year was to Winchester, 28-8, but the Save this 1972 FOOTBALL PREVIEW as a handy reference during the Football Season! Spartans gave champion Carrollton a merry chase before losing, 32-22. Ties were to Greenfield, 20-20, and Calhoun, 12-12. Two non-conference losses were by a monger eight-point spread; Virden, fi-0, and Jacksonville Rotitt, 14-12. Others were to always-potent Pittafield. 30-0, and Macomb- Western, :!2-0, which has been replaced on the Spartan slate •by Beardslown. Stone feels that, "Winchester is the team to beat and Greenfield should be a contender," in this year's JVC race, "Our . non-conference schedule should prove interesting with Virden, Pittsfield, Marquette, Routt and Beardslown," he pointed out. "Some of them don't lose too often." And the Spartans will kickoff with the toughest of the lot Friday night, hosting Pittsfield. NO. GREENE LETTERMEN: (0) Jeffrey Sykes, HB, 190. Sr.; Ed Ganz, G, 175, Sr.; Dan Bollard, T-E, 175, Sr.; Rick Ovorby. E-B, 170, Sr.; Steven Moulton, C-G, 108, Sr.; Bob Pollard, FB, 175, Sr.; Earl Newingham. QB-HB, 152, .1r.: Roger Copley, HB, 180, Jr.; Randy Hallock, G, 168, Jr. NORTH GREENE SPARTANS Coach Charles Stone Sept. 15—-Pittsfield Home Sept. 22—Virden Away Sept. 20—'CarrolUon Home Oct. 0—'Calhoun Away Oct. 13—Beardstown Home Oct. 20—Mnrquettc Away Oct. 27 c Wlnchester Home Oct. 27—•Winchester Home Oct. 31—•Greenfield Away Nov. 10—Routt Away CHOOSE YOUR KROEHLER LIVING ROOM TODAY ...IN CAREFREE, PERFORMANCE TESTED VECTRA @ ... It's a value debut! Here's furniture with a lot of living to do, each piece covered In miracle Vectra®. the olefin fiber with built-in slain and wear resistance. Add all the quality bullt-ins that Kroehler is famous for and you'll see why you will be enjoying the smooth flowing lines of this versatile contemporary styling for years! Take your pick of either total look living rooms; Sofa and both chairs or sofa and love seat. . . .'228°° LOVE SEAT $ 178'° CHAIRS '128SL SEE OUR EXCELLENT SELECTION OF OTHER LIVING ROOM SUITES! OPEN DAILY 9 A.M. TO 5:30 P.M. 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