Alton High School - Tatler Yearbook (Alton, IL)

 - Class of 1937

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football Lefrermen Rocizks FARLBY, senior, played regular as soon as he got in shape due to a few days of school going by before he enrolled. Farley made up in speed and determination wh'1t he may have licked in weight. Rogers s'1id My greatest thrill c'1me in the Western game when I realized that we were slowly but surely wearing Western down 'md beginning to '1pply our sixth Alton High football victory in '1s m'1ny years. The final gun made that 1810 score a real thrill. WILLIAM BILL FORRESTER senior had enough natural athletic ability together with good coach' ing to come through as a regular in his hrstf one 1nd only ye1r out for footb1ll Bill said If I h1d known football w1s so much fun Id h1ve gone out sooner I reilized the thrill one gets when 1 te 1111 mate kicks a held go1l since Fat turned this trick for us in the Collinsville game It was a real thrill to see th1t ball sail oxer the b1r OTIS LANGFORD senior and another boy who delayed his coming out for football until his senior ye1r Otis hid what it takes to stick on the squ 1d day after day when he seldom got into 1 game Lingford didnt squawk because he knew boys who had a year or two left in school had hrst call Then three days before the Western game ones iniured his leg Otis said Naturally I was eager to pl1y against Western but sorry Tommy w1s hurt It was FARLEY FORRESTER LANGFORD JONES 1 thrill to me to give 1ll I h1d in this one game of my high school footb1ll career TOMMY oNEs junior playing his second se1son of high school football showed up well and following th it 1ll powerful back held of 35 was no easy tisk ones had been 1 part of that last championship crew long enough to know what to do Tommy s biggest thrill of the season To ward the close of the first half of the Western game when Fat faded back and heaved a pass to Oskey Reynolds who took the ball in the end zone for 1 touchdown Boy that one was real fx., 59 1 1 1 .1 1 1 , 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 -- 1 1. -.-. 9 9 K 1 1 Q -- 1 g , , 1 5 , ss Q 1U.' 1 1 :at 1 I . 1 1 1 f ' ' 2 , 1. 11 , . , , . 1 C I , , . 2 . .1 , . 1 . 9 1 f L 1 . 5. 1 ' L . , . , 1 1 . 1 I 11 . 1 , 1 1 1 2 . ' . . . . . N C .I L K Y L C . J , , 1 r- . 1 . . 1 . 1 1. ' 3 I 1. .1 I 11 11 . .- 1 . . 4 THEN' M 11 , K - . . x pw 1 ' 5 X. J . N - , . ,-.-M..., , ,, --,, Q ac...

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.-55,531 dl REYNOLDS HAND SPURGBON DOYLE Football Lettermen Oslcan REYNOLDS, senior played his third year as a regular in the Red Bird linefup. Osker def veloped skill in both starting and receiving passes and the season of 1936 found Osker on one end or the other of many passes tried by Alton High Reynolds said It IS awfully hard to pick my greatest thrill but for 1936 it came near the end of the second quarter in the game with Western when Fat threw a pass back of the 35 yard line which I received in the end zone the touch down that broke Western s tight WILBUR HAND senior played his second season as a regular having seen some service in 1934 when he started some games at the close of the season and playing full time with the Steam Roller crew of 1935 Dutch had come close to a regular starting assignment in the entire season of 1934 My greatest thrill came in the game with Western on Thanksgiving Day 1936 when we came out victorious for the sixth consecutive year With this victory there was an anti climax too my last high school football game RALPH SPURGEON senior started the season in the line and started with a bang that kept op ponents on the alert to stop a dash here and there If Spurg had broken into the starting line up earlier in his school career more would have been heard of him Spurgeon said My thrill started in football when coach told me I was in the starting line up and when I intercepted a Cleveland pass and ran for a touchdown my thrill W as doubled FRANCIS DOYLB senior got his chance to play a complete season Rather light in weight Doyle had to call on speed to help him out of his back field problems Speaking for himself Doyle said In my first game I was to return punts that fell in my territory Then came a punt right at me I saw the ball and I saw eleven men coming right at me I put out my arms to catch the ball but it sailed over my head My 'embarrassment and coach s disappomtment 53 ,- 9 . , ' S . N . . 7 1 at as t f Q as 1 1 . I J , . . . a, R- - as ,, . . . 4 , I , 1 I , , . 2 , H S 7 .a -Q . V - , , 7 l . . g, . . I . , l . 1 ' ' ' , -.1 a . Y S ' 1 . aa - . . . , . . , , , . -1 L . - 1 .- I f s vp f sa-wqgf -K fi pf .

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,JJ 1 .JJ JJ .g fl 'HJ QM JILQJJJ LJVMJ-AJ gk- ayifffwr-Wf"7f I Football Lettermen KEITH Cook, junior, playing his second season ' on the squad came into his own and while not winning a place on the allfconference team he gave a good account of his presence on the grid' iron and many opponents could and did wish to see some one else in Keiths shoes. Keith said My greatest thrill came in the Wood River game when the play called for me to at' tempt a pass to Harrison. Fat got there where I threw the ball-a completed pass on my first attempt. Z JAY TRAVIS junior had a chance for his first full year as a regular and then in the fourth game of the season playing against East St Louis R had the worst inyury of the season hurled upon him when he received a dislocated and badly bruised elbow j R said I am saving my thrill for next ye rr when I hope to help make Alton High a winner I want to redeem my self for the fumble in the Eist St Louis game DOUGLAS Hursn junior pliying his Hrst season as a regular won 1 place in the line With a year to grow he should be one fellow in the line with whom opponents will have a world of trouble since this season lust passed Huish was found doing his stuff in a seasoned manner D u a wasn t quite certain what was the most coox TRAWS moment of the season but finally said Hursu MATTHEY h biggest thrill I got this season came in he me we played at Wood River when every body on the squid got into the game Z STANLEY MATTHEY sophomore was playing his first year on the squad and his first year as a regu lar Stan had a little tough luck with illness that threatened to keep him inactive for a while but he soon recovered and fitted into the regular lme up where his weight in the l1ne helped stop opponents Stan sud My biggest thrill came in the Collinsville game when the play called for Fat to try 1 held goal take lt from me it was great to see that try good for 3 points 60 1 tt 1 ns N -1 3 7 V23 . W I , 'T- ' C . . ,, . . . . , 1 . , .- . . . Y Y L ' ' 1 . 5 , -. . . 1 ' if 4 L . 3 9 I tt Q- . . . . . . . ' 7 tt -. . t. .... . . . t , .. 1. . . . as L t 7 r . Maxx f .ss f 1

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