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IT is beyond doubt 'a truth that Fat Harrison has made
the best athletic record of any Alton High player in the
last twenty years and one of the best records in all the
athletic history of Alton High Fat has always had
size natural athletic ability personality good manners
ease elegance poise honesty honor reputation and
character on his side Endowed hy nature with some
of these attributes he had the happy faculty to develop
Fat began his athletic career in Alton High in the
fall of 1933 when Coach jackson was badly in need of
another lineman Fat clicked and clicked so well that
he not only won a football letter but made the all con
ference team Fat never laid down in a football game
and never failed to be in his regular place at the start of the
game throughout 4 years of play If deception in play
was needed Fat could qualify however straaght football
was usually his choice and opponents frequently used 2
quite often 3 men to stop Fat A keen example of
Fat s deception came in 34 against Western Military
Alton High 3 Wcstern7 4th quarter Fat dropped out
of the line to the backheld on offense a punt formation
but Fat just didn t punt He dashed down the field
and a surprised Western outnt finally downed him deep
in their own territory and before Western could pull them
selves together an Alton touch down gave that thrilling
scintillating heart pounding never to be forgotten 97
game But Fat did not make the touch down he was
back in the line and the regular back held got the touch down credit
and a member of the starting line up all his high school career Size and determination found Fat
recovering far more than his share of re bounds and a threat under the basket
Track puts a player on his own Here Fat won honors He set conference records in shot
put and discus In the State meet in 1936 Fat won hrst in the discus and fourth in shot put
4 football letters 4 basketball letters 3 track letters 3 years All State Football Team Cfirst
high school athlete so honoredl 36 track medals and trophies Captain of football and basket
ball teams in senior year Member of Boys Cabinet and Times Staff Met requirements for
honor roll two semesters A legion of friends among Alton High athletes pupils teachers and
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IN THE PICTURE Front Row Tackwell Hand Hursh Reynolds Farley Hrmson ones
Matthey Doyle Brown Ba1ley Spurgeon Autrey Second Row TFIVIS Bruser Burch
Vahle Turk Hamrlton Cook W1ngert Drike Lewrs Howard Flelder Heith Tlnrd
Row Smlth McDonald Roettger Rust Forrester Swlnney Van Meter Bund Bryant
1936 Football Scores
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RED BIRD b1sketh1ll hopes for the 1936 37 se1son h1d 1 gr1nd heglnmng hut 1 r1ther d1s1strous
endmg the boys won 7 out of the1r nrst 8 g1mes pl1yed 1nd It the close of the se1son dropped
5 out of 8 to thelr opponents Durlng the season 24 g1mes were played w1th 13 wrns and 11 losses
The Red B1rds scored 573 polnts whlle opponents got 1Wly for 627 tallres In Conference play
the B1rds spht thelr 12 QIIHCS evenly wmnmg both contests lg11I1St Gr1n1te M1dlSOH and Belle
vllle wh1le droppmg hoth contests to Collmsvxlle East bt Louls 1nd Wood Rrver In Conference
pl 1y the Blrds ch1lked up 302 poxnts whxle opponents gr 1hhed 1 total of 343 pomts Alton finlshed
fourth 1n Conference standmg trfulmg the wrnnlng Coll1nsv1lle qulntet Wood R1ver runner up
thxrd place East Sxders and Hmshmg 1he 1d of Gramte C1ty Mad1son 1nd Bellevxlle Bellev1lle
f uled to ga1n a smgle Conference Wm Durmg the hrst semester the Red Bxrds won 8 and lost 3
games wh1le wmnmg 5 and losrng 8 the second semester
The Red B1rds got a break ID first round of tournament play 1t Wood Rrver 1nd met Chesterfield the
runner up of the Jerseyv1lle tournament of the precedmg week Followmg the Wm over Chester
Held the Collmsvxlle Kahoks took the measure of the Red Blrds On S1turday nlght the Holt
coached crew matched tr1cks wrth Edwardsvdle T1gers Cwho w1ll be 1n the conference agam next
year but the consol1t1on 1n the1r game went to Edwardsvllle when 1nd1v1dual play faxled to
score enough pomts to Wm
IN THE PICTURE Frrst Row TYAVIS Lau Spurgeon Shaw Lock Harr1son Forrester
ones Cook Reynolds Ba1ley Second Row Tackwell M1ller Howard Hu1sh Matthey
Berry Patterson McKee Leady McCarthy Holt Thwd Row Baxter McManus Horst
mm Haml1n Weese Clark Thompson Drake
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