The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 27, 1962 · Page 5
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, November 27, 1962
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Grapplers Mangle Britt 32-9; To Host Elmore A ,. s . l r on g Algona high schoo wrestlifig team drubbed last year's defending state champions, Britt 32-9 at Britt Wednesday night It was the first meet of the season for both teams and a large crowd of fans from Algona attended. The victory was the first in several years for the Bulldogs against the Eagles. A year ago the two teams tied 17-17 in a dual meet However, this year the experience and physical condition of the "Champ" Martin coached team seemed to be too much for the losers. The Algona squad, consisting of five seniors, two juniors, two sophomores and two freshmen, took an early 13-0 lead and added to it from there. The bulldogs appeared particularly strong in the middle weights: Terry Brandow Bob Fatten, Tim Vipond, Mike Kain and Paul Smith. Freshmen, Tom Samp and Jim Redemske. won their'first high school matches and showed the way for the rest of the team. Denny Miller, Tom Burtis and Hwt. Bill Specht all dropped close decisions. The Algona reserve team continued last year's undefeated string with a 31-8 win. Kent Im- merfall and Elmer Alt took decisions, John Pratt won by forfeit and Doug Jergenson, Dave Martin Larry Stratton and Bob Martin pinned their opponents. Varsitv results: 95-Samp (A) decisioned Steen- lage, 5-0. 103—Redemske (A) pinned Formanek. 112—Hutchinson (A) pinned L Peterson. 120-Green decisioned Miller (A), 2-1. 127—Brandow (A) decisioned Dewey, 4-2. 133—Patton (A) pinned N. Peterson. 138—Vipond (A) decisioned Wei land, 14-0. 145—Kain (A) decisioned Kopacek, 4-0. 154—Smith (A) pinned Grant. 165—Eenhius decisioned Burtir (A), 4-2. HWT—Pitkin decisioned Specht (A), 2-0. The next Bulldog meet is tonight Tuesday, Nov. 27) here with Elmore. An exhibition of wrestling rules point system will be held be- :ween the reserve and varsity matches. back, in 1916. There have been several others in intervening years hamed to lower teams and many listed on the honor roll. Overtime Win For Burt Boys Burl's boys won an overtime victory Tuesday night to give them a split in a non-conference doubleheader with Woden-Crysla] Lake, on the Burt court. The boys led most of the way but faltered in the fourth period Woden-Crystal Lake charged from behind to tie the count. Burt'.s Jerry Kissser pocketed three free throws and Mike WolU added a key basket in the overtime for the win, 51-46. Kissner led the winners with IS points with Woltz adding 15. Meyer led all scorers with 30 for Woden-Crystal Lake. A fourth period Burt rally fell short in the girls' game with Woden winning ;i5-33 behind the 17 joint shooting of Cheryl Lind>erg. Mar> Hansmeier added 14 'or the winners. The Burt girls had balanced scoring with JoAnn Ackcrman get- ing 13 and Judy Abbas and Put Wollz adding 10 each. First Algona Grid Teams Made Trips To Play In Open Surreys 2. • e! —V Waller, Williams, Kelley All-State; 15 Are Honored Algona high school's unbeaten 1962 football team, with a fine 7-0-1 record and the North Central Conference championship, placed three players on the first three all-state teams, selected by Brad Wilson and announced in the Des Moines Sunday Register. Tom Wallnr, who led the state class I footballers in total offense during his junior and senior years, won a coveted first team berth on the all- state team. He was placed at quarterback. Jack Williams, who caught six touchdown passes during his senior season, was named to the second team as an end and Gary Kelley, outstanding senior guard, was honored with a third team guard spot. An even dozen players from this area were named to the honor roll. They were Steve Reding, end, John Barrett, center, Rich Holm, halfback, and Larry Bal mer, fullback, Armstrong; Dave Hamilton, guard, Jerry Kissner halfback, and Terry Cook, full back, Burt; Gerald Luedtke guard, and Lynn Bierstedt, half back, Sentral; Leroy Heinen center, Garrigan; Mike Blair tackle, Swea City; and Dean Cup lin, halfback, West Bend. From the North Central Conference, Pat Chambers, tackle, Webster City, was named as a teammate to Kelley on the third team and Denny Nelson, end, Ed Mulholland, quarterback, and Dan Kennedy, fullback, Webster City; Rusty Jackson, tackle, Clarion, Mickey Richer, guard, Iowa Falls; and Mel Ashland, fullback, Cleat- Lake, were named on the honor roll. Of Waller, Wilson said, "Quarterbacking the No. 1 team Is probably the smallest player ever selected at that position. He is Algona's 145-pound, 5-fool 7-inch Tom Waller, who has the heart of a lion and a total offense figure of 1,808 yards to back it up. "Lack of height and weighi was no handicap for Waller. A year ago he led Class 1 total offense- leaders with 1,418 yards and 10 touchdowns. This season he ran for 12 touchdowns and gained 764 yards in 140 rushing tries. "He threw for 15 other touchdowns, completing 69 percent of his passes for 1,044 yards." Williams caught six touchdown passes and counted another on a pass interception during the recent season. In all, he caught 22 passes and was responsible for 478 yards gained through the air. He was third in team scoring with 42 points and is listed as a 6-foot, 165-pounder. Kelley's play in the middle of the line all season was responsible for many of the outstanding defensive stands made by the Bulldog forward wall. A regular for three years, he is a 6-foot, 195-pounder. Waller was the lightest player named on the seven all-state teams, and in fact, was 40 pounds lighter than any other player on the first team. Williams was also one of the lightest players on (lie seven-team lineup. The announcement that Waller had led. Class I in total offense again this year came in the Monday Register. Armstrong's Holm wound up third in Class II total offense. He gained a total of 1,511 yards and scored 20 touchdowns for the unbeaten Armstrong eleven. The all-state selections made it a red-letter day for Algona football. Waller's selection on the first team made him the sixth Al gona player in history to be so honored. It also made him the first since 1928 when Geilenfeld was named to a guard slot. Earlier first team all-staters were Trauger, halfback, in 1926: Meyers, end, and Bohannon, tackle, in 1925; and Crane, half- Ledyard Splits Pair At Gruver Lincoln - Central and Ledyard split a non-conforence doubleheader Nov. 19 at Gruver with the Lincoln-Central girls winning the opener 57-53 and Ledyard's boys won 49-36. The opener turned into a scoring duel between Ledyard's post center Marilyn Johnson and Lincoln- Central's Nancy Graves. Both girls hit ;!:! points. Ledyard kept in the gumo wilh the dead-eye shooting of Johnson. She hit 14 of 19 field goal attempls for a .730 average. She and hustling Gail Bauman who added 18 points provided the spark that kept Ledyard in a threatening position over the heavily-favored Havvket- tes. '.edyard's boys sputtered Pictures of First 2 Algona Teams In Sec.'2, Page 6 ' * * * Facts and figures galore have come to light concerning past Algona high school football teams since this year's thrill-providing, unbeaten Bulldogs hung up theft cleats after posting a 7-0-1 record — but little, or nothing, has been said about Algona gridders who slayed on the first two teams here. Actually, little is really known about those teams of 1898 and 1899, mainly because record - keeping was very inadequate (or non-exist- anl) then, and there are few men alive who can remember many of .lie details of those early teams. Of the six men on those two squads known to be still alive, two, Harold D. Hutchins and Jewell Patterson, reside here. A week or so ago, Mr Hutchins. whose grandson, Rich, played halfback for the Bulldogs this year, received photos of both of those early squads from Jack Long, son of Ab Long, squad member in 1898-99, and the Algonatl came up with a few observations that will give modern football buffs a look at the far past. As He Remembers It We quote Mr Hutchins: "Algona high school football games began through the first period to an 11- H lead and then rode the fast break past a tall, but young Hawk team to a 25-14 halftimc lead and a 41-24 third period margin. Marlin Lloyd and Roger Green guards, led the winners with 1' and 12 points respectively. David Young led the Hawks with 15 points with Jim Origer adding 11. almost spontaneously In 1898, a time when many of the most prominent American college's and universities had already begun to play football with great interest and enthusiasm. "High schools were slower in organizing teams to play the game, because the many dangers to which it exposed the limbs and lives of the youngsters had become prominently featured in newspapers. That \vas before the great improvements iti uniforms and headguards which have since been made. (Note — The so-called uniform before the turn of the century consisted of a home-made, heavy sweater, heavy pants, big shoes, and long hair served as headgear because there weren't any available until much later in the history of the game) "One of my vivid recollections is that of my cousin telling hott some of the fellows on his college team had it planned that some of them would tackle an opposing player in such a manner that he would fall helplessly and in turtl another player would fall on him so as to break or sprain his ankles and put him out of the game. The First Coach "Claude Nicoulin, a prominent player on the winning University of Minnesota football team In the 1890s, was engaged to coach Algona's "rookies" and his younger brother, Chuck, was selected to be fullback and captain of the team. Chuck was very solid of body and full of enthusiasm, to "spark" the rest of the team quite effectively — an almost fantastic conglomeration of bruisers, beanpoles and runts, because of the small number of ellgibles in the high school from which to draw. "But they did develop a lot of enthusiasm to compensate considerably for their lack of practice and strategic knowledge, and. fortunately for the reputation of the team, the team's of other schools played were just as unknowing and even less practiced than they. "For instance, when the 1899 team went ovw on the train to Spencer to play one sunshiny August day, the boys of the Spencer team were rated as averaging 20 pounds per man heavier than those of the Algona team, but the Algona fellows, having had enough united practice, literally ran all over the Spencer team and won by a score of about 20-0. Did that ever swell us up! Traveled By Surrry "In the early clays the Algona high school football team did not belong to a conference or have a regular schedule. This may account for the fact that our team played two games with Humbnldl high school during the fall of I HO!), the first being by invitation at Humboldt. The wearisome 25- mile trip of Algona's team over Tuatdoy, November 27, 1962 At B orta (la.) Upper Des Moin«-5 the dirt road irt surreys, .starting on a Saturday about 6 a.m. and not arriving in Humboldt until almost noon, certainly helped the Huhibdldt team by tiring the AM boys before the game be gan. so it was no wonder Humboldt beat Algona that afternoon, by something like 20-6. "For consolation, the Htimboldl folks gave a reception to Algona's boys in the evening, and thus began the really cordial relations which seem to have prevnilfd between Algona and Humboldt ever since. Three or four weeks later. the tables were turned when the Humboldt team came to Algonn and the Algona boys, having become better organized, defeated Humboldt handily at the makeshift grounds in front of the old fairgrounds grandstand — In the presence of their enthusiastic parents and fellow Algohans. (Note — the trip by surrey apparently took its toll during this meeting, too) "In early days, it was a custom to hold games on Thanksgiving Day. In 1899, Algona was scheduled to ride on the train to Hampton and play its final game of the season. Hampton had the "rep" of being big and tough and well- coached, and if the truth be told. were looked forward to with fear by some of the Algnna boys. Rut during the night before Thankst giving, a storm of rain and snow covered the landscape to a depth of four inches and the game had to be called off — talk abmil feel Ing relieved! "Bow-U'nw-U'ow" "Thus was born the indomitable spirit of the Algona Bulldogs Some of the early yells were funny — I have wondered if the team had its nickname suggested by the following: fioom-a lack-a boom, ching-a lack- a chow Boom-a lack-a ching-a lack-a BOW-WOW-WOW! Sdotti-fl lack-a boom, chlng-a lack-a chee, ALGONA HIGH SCHOOL - VtC-TO-REK!" Six men played on both of those first two teams. They were Floyd Taylor, Chuck Nicoulin. Bob Starr. Abner Long. Bert Bow man and Fred King. Of the six men known In he still alive from those 1(19(1-99 teams, the four not residing here recently held a reunion at the home of Fred King at Kewanee. Ill In attendance were Mr King, Karl Bradley, Muscatine, Hugh Carr, St. Ansgar. and Ab Long, Davenport There were 14 players on the sqund In MOR and 13 listed on the roster in 1899 From these meager beginnings, when protection of players was given little thought, football in Algona has had its ups and downs —with the year 1962 providing one of the brightest spots in the history of the sport here. STORAGE CABINETS, metal, at Upper Des Moines. YOU SAW IT ADVERTISED IN THE UPPER DES MOINES CERTIFIED WATERPROOF* UNBREAKABLE MAINSPRING nnfi • ______________ ______ K^WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO • • • of a new MODE O'DAY in Algona, on Thursday, Nov. 29th You are invited to preview the beautiful new MODE O'DAY store opening Thursday. This is an event you Won't want to miss, so be on hand early. See the exciting tollectioh of smart fashions designed and created in California by MODE O'DAY. The lovely dresses, sportswear, accessories, lingerie and hosiery will truly excite you. 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PANTIES 3 pr • Smooth fitting uCL'tule li 'Cot b Reinforced. Elaslici^ed Iuy 3 . S i to 10. 39c a pan 1.00 NYLON HOSIERY 49c pr. • Enchantment sheer first quality, iery. For fit and perfect. famous 60 cjautje, iull fublnuned hob- wear, guaranteed 109 East State St. CY 294-3214 Algona MODE O'DAY

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