Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on September 12, 1972 · Page 31
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 31

Alton, Illinois
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Tuesday, September 12, 1972
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OTallon depleted O'Fallon's Panthers not only won the first Mississippi Valley Conference race ever held, but distinguishtd themselves even more during 1971 by doing it undefeated. They were 7-0 in conference, experiencing clos-3 calls against Wood River (1813) and-Roxana (14-12). They had an 8-2 overall tab, rolling up 358 points to their opponents' 86. Impressive? Yes. Can they repeat? Doubtful. Nineteen of 23 starters, some of them two-way performers, have graduated. Included in the houseclcaning were Larry (Mr. Outside) Goodman and Dave (Mr. Insidt) Mueller. Goodman led the Panthers with 918 yards gained in 111 carries for an 8.3 average. HP also led all Telegraph area scorers with 116 points, 15 touchdowns and 26 extra points. Mueller rolled up 903 yards in 165 rushes for a ">.2 average. Also gone are quarterback Mike Feist, end Kevin Turner, guard Fred Lucas, linebacker Henry Austin and linebacker- center Joe LeFrancois. Besides the aforementioned opponents, they helped wallop Civic Memorial, 42-0; Highland, 36-0; Jerseyville. 58-20; Mascoutah, 37-0; and Triad, 62-0. O'Fallnn suffered a 14-S defeat against Edwardsville, which finished at the bottom of the Southwestern Con- Coaches' records COACH AND SCHOOL YR. WON LOST TIED Wayne Williams, Granite City 9th 41 24 4 Dean Renn, Belleville East 7th 47 8 0 Charles Stone, North Greene 7th 31 21 3 John Rogers, Marquette 7th 8 47 0 Carl Crawford, Wood River 4th 13 14 0 Dick Tucker, Greenfield 4th 12 13 2 Bruce Arnold, Belle. West 3rd 13 7 0 Charles Raich, Roxana 3rd 12 5 0 Jim Taylor, Winchester 3rd 6 11 1 Cornelius Perry, E. St. Louis 2nd 9 10 Larry Gire, Triad 2nd 450 Steve Bystery, Carrollton 2nd 441 Terry Strauch, Calhoun 2nd 323 Glenn Schott, Belle. Althoff 2nd 2 7 1 New coaches: Norm I man, Alton; Dick Ford, Edwardsville; Gary McMillen, Civic Memorial; Phil Mann, Jerseyville; Charles Keene, Southwestern; Glen Monken, Highland; Larry Betz, Cahokia. ference, tainting its record. At the season's end, the Panthers almost upset rival Belleville East, 21-19, to- somewhat save face against non-conference opponents. Returning seniors with ? year's experience are halfback Randy Morton, 135 pounds; center George Raines, 180; fullback-en,! George Schwarz, 170; tackic Paul Demediuk, 130; and halfback Mike Bove, 160. Three junior's are among coach Bob Scales' letter returnees, headed by 6-foot-3 guard Bob Cryder, 245. Guard Paul Buchanan, 210, and halfback-end Gary Kombrink, 175, round them out. "I pick Roxana as the conference favorite," says Scales, now in his seventh season at O'Fallon. "Tliev have some good people back plus a very good junior class. This is something you don't often get. "I would rate Wood River No. 2 with us, possibly, Ihiicl best. Jerseyville will be much improved over last yea;-. Civic Memorial will be much better and could surprise." Before starting O'Fallon's grid program, Scales served nine years as an assistant in the East St. Louis Senior High system. O'FALLON LETTERMEN: (8) Handy Morion, HB, 155, Sr.- George Raines, C, 180, Sr.; George Schwnrz, FB-E, 170, Sr.; Pnul Demediuk, T, 180, Sr.; Paul Buchanan, G, 210, Jr.; Bob Cryder, G, 245, Jr.; Gary Kombrink, HB-E, 175, Jr.; Mike Bovu, HB, 160, Sr. Alton Evening Telegraph Tuesday, Sept. 12, 1972 B-15 Familiar figure at Winchester Art Newton starts his head coaching career at Winchester, after serving as a four-year assistant, with 11 lettermen, handed down by his predecessor Jim Taylor. Newton thus inherits a team that was 5-3-1 overall and 2-11 for a second place finish in the Illinois Valley Conference. Of his 11 returnees, Newton claims a pair of halfbacks, senior Dan Brown and junior Brian McKinney, are outstanding. Brown stands 5-foot-ll and weighs 175, while McKinney, whom Newton describes as "college material," is also 5- H but ten pounds lighter. Other experienced halfbacks are senior Mark Spangler and junior Bob Buhlig, both small (5-7 and 5-9, respectively) but speedy. Spangler weighs 155, Buhlig 140. Veteran linemen include center Darrell Collard, 165; tackle Scott Stuart, 170; guard Bob Burns, 165; tackle Dennis Campbell, 215; and guard Victor Evans, 186. All are seniors. Defensively, Collard doubles as a linebacker; Stuart, end; B r u n s , linebacker; and Evans, middle guard. Two-way junior candidates are Robyn Coultas, 175, an end-linebacker; and Rodney Little, 160, end. Winchester's conference wins were over Greenfield, 1413, and North Greene, 28-8. The Wildcats' only loss was to Carrollton, 13-0, while they tied Calhoun, 0-0. Outside wins were over Triopia, 14-0; Mendon, 8-0; and Auburn, 26-14. Defeals were by Pittsfield, 33-0, and Pleasant Hill, 22-8. Newton describes his team as "fast," and believes the IVC will be a toss-up with defending champion edge. WINCHESTER WILDCATS Coach Art Newton Sept. 15—Trlopln Away Sept. 22—Pltlsfleld Home Sept. 20—Plctisuiit Hill Home Oct. ft—Greenfield* Home Oct. 13—Currolllon* Away Oct. 20—Mendon Home Oct. 27—North Greene' Away Nov. 3~Auburn Home Nov. 10—Calhoun* Away •Illinois Valley Conference games. WINCHESTER LlirrERMEN (11): Carroll Collard, C-LB, 165, Sr.; Scott Stuart, T-E, 170, Sr.; Dan Brown, HB, 175, Sr.; Bob Bruns, G-LB, 165, Sr.; Dennis Campbell, T, 215, Sr.; Victor Evans, G, 188, Sr.; Mark Spanyler, HB, 155, Sr.; Bob Buhlig, G-HB, 140, Jr.; Kobyn Coultas, E-LB, 175, Jr.; Brian McKinney, HB, 165, Jr.; and Rodney Little, E, 160, Jr. FINAL 1971 AP COLLEGE POLL 1. Nebraska 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. IS. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 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