Alton High School - Tatler Yearbook (Alton, IL)

 - Class of 1939

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"Army EAT5 Snow' Turkey D.iyf' The Redbird-Western clash on Thanksgiving Day wds played on Qa snow covered field which was Qalso being swept by 21 fierce gQale. About 1500 fans braved the elements .ind wxatched il seefsQaw battle with neither teQam able to get Qiwuay any runs on the snowy field. Kuhn held the edge on punts. The Redbird line charged continually for that break fd blocked punt. Western - due for a win had expected their backfield to wreck Alton High They couldnt get going Late in the ard quirtcr We tern w as low enough or Alton fast enough for Dia to block a punt When the ball topned rolling it w is in the end one with Stan Matthey on top of the btall Six point were plenty to gixe the lackson coach d Redbirds a string of eight successixe xictories oxer Western in his ten vears of coiching Alton High football Thi xictory concluded Qa ucce ful season Score6O In conference play Alton tied for 3rd and 4th with Granite City Redbird conference players were Tackwell center for second ye.ar bchw.art end first year Kuhn tackle fir t year Alton Alton Alton Alton Alton Alton Alton Alton Alton Alton Alton Alton Alton Alton Alton Alton Alton Alton Alton Alton Alton Alton Alton Alton Alton Alton Alton Alton Alton 1 xAlton X "Alton Football Scores 1938 Auburn Edw ardsx illc Wood Rixcr East St Louis Bellex ille Collinsxille Madison Gr mite City Western Opponents Won Lo t Tied 1938 39 Basketball Scores Gillespie lerseyx ille Edw ardsx illt Litchfield Collmsx ille Madison Bellexille East Qt Louis Granite City Vind alia Conertime Wood Rix er Edw ardsx ille Decatur Collinsxille Madison Bellexille Ea t St Loui Granite City Wood Rix er Venice Wood Rix er 461 Won 6 Lost 16 :'iMt Vernon Tournament X "'Region al Tournament f Q1 s 'Q s ' Q Q: Q . Q -HA ,Q Y 28 'Qsi lx - " ' 'l ' i 'QAM A, Q. s" 's ss Q'. f. Q ' , ' t 'gl " Z,' ,Q QQ ,' ,-S Q. . . NU. . . .. , . . . .. . 20 . . . .. 6. . . li -".. .. 6 . . .. . . .2U. ., V". . . . .. .. ll . . ,.., H13. .. ...Q ' .. . 6 . . . . .. ..,,,.,, ...12. ' . .. ,..,, ,,...,.. . ..28,.... QA . . .,...,..,. 91 . .77 .... 3 4 'K 'I 4 , .. .. ...,. 1O....... '-'.,.. . . . 27 . . . ... ..26 .,... ..., . h 9 " . ... .. .. .. . 28 .. .,.. ...lil ,... 'Q -", .. 26 .. . ........ M20 ...., .. .... ' Q kAlton... ..21. .... Herrin ..... . .. . ..... . 25... .,.. Qi .. . .. ........ 16.. .... .... ' A . .. ...,. ..22.. ......... Q Q. A. .. . . ....f51 . . . . 20...... ...Q 39 . ..... . ...... ..25.. ' .... N23 . .. ........ ..2f5..,.. .. 'Q 'i . 18 . . .. 10. .. .. A-'i'.... . .... . 32.... .. Q' .21 . . .. . .l7.... .. 'A . , 16 ......... 18.. .....,.... Q' ' ......... .... ...... . ..19.. ..... .... ' ' .............. ..... ...... ...24.... ....... ' ..... ...,. ..... . . ....... M13.. ..... .... i ' .. .... 610

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Football Season of 1938 When football practlce opened m September for the season of 1938 lt dawned upon Redblrd p1gsk1n followers that Coach jackson and h1s assxstant Henry Holt had a b1g task 1n moldlng a formldable squad out of the materlal at hand The reason eleven lettermen of the prex 1ous season were gone and new men had to be developed The task was made somewhat eas1er by the fact that four lettermen of the prexlous season were on hand They were Tackwell Schwartz Matthey and Kuhn The boys who came th ough and earned posltlons were mamly reserves of the preced1ng season In th1s group we found Wayne Vahle Dxaz Lewls Drake Schreiber Lazar Redmond Aulabaugh Osborne McCask1ll Patterson Many other boys got 1nto the l1ne up durmg the season but the precedlng hst was the group of old dependables The fxrst game of the season was played under the hghts on our held on the even1ng of September 30 Our opponents came from Auburn a relatlvely small high school from the Sprlngfield area They had a team of ten veterans and one of these named Yasmskl hopped Jumped and leaped to three touch downs whlch sunk us 20 0 Our lnexperlenced team looked pretty green and many predlcted a dxsastrous season for our Redbxrds Edwardsvllle Tlgers with claws all sharpened rolled mto town mn tlme for a game October 7 The dope sheet called for a Tlger vlctory due to one Txger poxson man Edgar Henke The brute drd manage to snag a pass close to the goal llne and fall over for the touchdown that brought the Tlgers a 6 6 dead lock for the even1ng Vahle had scored a touchdown for the Redblrds early 1n the second quarter Lack of experlence cost us thxs game and no team sllpped over any touchdown passes s1m1lar to th1s one durmg the remamder of the season Thms game showed what a whale of a dxlference one week s pract1ce had done the Redbxrds Redbxrd 1nvas1on of forelgn terrxtory occurred October 14 at Wood Rlver The Oxlers were enJoy1ng a h0mCCOmlng They had tled Gramte C1ty and defeated Coll1nsv1lle A declded under dog the Redb1rds dug m and when nt was all over the Ollers had been wrecked 1 homecomxng had been rulned as far as Wood Rlver was concerned and the jackson men agun threatened to do conference damage before the season was to end Score 200 East Sxde s Flyers flew 1nto Alton on October 21 and almost won a football game Alton fumbled on the 23 yard strlpe on our first play and East S1de recovered and were never stopped unt1l a touchdown resulted A llttle later East Sxde punted but Kuhn blocked lt and as lt rolled goalward a race by Tackwell and D1az was won by Chuck and when 2 yards from the goal l1ne he plcked up the ball and stepped 1nto the end zone for 6 pomts Kuhn place klcked the w1nn1ng poxnt and ID the thlrd quarter Redmond scored to make the margm comfortable Score 13 6 Bellevllle-Conference Champ1ons for 1938 was the scene of a Redblrd mv asxon on October 28 The Maroons had a most heavy squad for a high school team they played good football they got all the breaks of the game and they steamrollered us 1nto a 326 submlsslon Penxltles agaxnst Redb1rds at mopportune tmmes helped score two Bellevxlle touchdowns The Redblrds scored as result of 1 blocked punt Coll1nsv1lle dropped mto Alton on Thursday November 3 and wlth less than two mmutes left to play was leadmg 7 6 Schwartz recexved an almost lmpossxble pass but was downed 10 yards short of the goal Three cracks at the Kahok defense netted the wmmng touchdown ln the most thrlllxng game of the conference season Score 12 7 The Redbxrds went to Vemce and stopped M1dlSOD nn the1r own den on Thur day November 10 The final count read 280 Coach jackson used every player who made the trlp at sometlme durmg the game Gramte Cxty upset the Redblrds there on Frlday Noxember 18 It was late 1n the fourth quarter when Granlte scored but one touchdown was plenty for them Alton suffered some by fumbles but Lazar was rushed on passes by Gramte unt1l we falled to get to paydlrt Late 1n the second quarter the Redbmrds were on the 1 yard lme after a 44 yard march Then the whlstle man put an off sxde on us and Gramte succeeded ln stoppmg our touchdown march Score 0 6 1 a 1 1 . ' Y. . - 1 , ,' 1 ' r . , 1 , . 1 . - a 1 1 a a D 1 4 s 9 1 ' . . . . , .1 sw . 1 1 Z. 1 1 ' . 1 1 1 ' . . . . ., H . . . . Q . . 1 ,, . as . . . . . . , 1 ' , 1 ' . . ., . , 1 . 1 . ' 2 ' 1 1 1 . 1 L ' A -' ' ' . I . 1 I 1 9 1 ' . 1 2 1 2 . 1 ' . ' ' ' Q 1 . , . ' . ' 1 ' 1 ' 1 , . , . K , I . ' . 1 ' 1



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Basketball Farst row Coach Holt Dean Pankerton Bob Qchraeber Ellston Campbell Harold Patter son Clarence Kasten Assast ant Coach McCarty Second row Manager Hearvey Moore George Leazar Charles Taclawell Norbert Kuhn Bob Freeman Wayne Vahle The hardwood sport got under way on the home floor Fradfay naght December 9 when Red Nacolet brought has Gallespae basketeers to has Alma Mater It seemed the Gallespae crew remembered the score of a ye ar before when the Redblrds stopped them 27 22 The score here thas ye ar w as 27 19 wath Gallespae wannmg The next naght Jerseyxalle nosed Us out 28 26 and the boys seemed to go anto a nose due and contmued thear losmg ways as EdWlI'LlSV1116 Latehheld and Collansxllle upset us Dur rg the Ch stm as holld ays the boys made ra trap to the Mt Vernon Tournament Here we anet Herran and lost 23 21 maanly due to a slow start The contest was .all Herrln the first half .and for part of the thard quarter When the Redbarcls dad get goang there weas much Worry on the part of Herrm and they were able to saxe them selx es from .1 defeat by the tamer s gun The Redbards agaan opened conference play after the holadays eat Madason and won 23 19 Thas wan was followed wath losses to Bellevalle E St Louas Granate and Vand alaa Wood Ru er dropped an on the Redblrds on Frmd ay lanuary 20 The bookle read SO1Tl6th1I1g lake 100 to 1 an faxor of the Oilers Leadang by a 22 13 score to start the fourth quarter the Oilers seemed set for a wan Then thangs happened In the closang seconds of the game Freeman substatute for Pankerton dropped through the wannang basl-.et from mad court for a 25 21 count To proxe the wan ox er the Caler vu as no llulee the Redbards entertaaned Edve ardsx alle here on the Mond ay naght lollovxang The Redbard toole an early lead and Edvu ardsx alle nexer seraously threatened The hnal count was 271 18 Lo--es to Decatur and Collansxalle followed and then Madason fell for the seeond tame Thas wan xxa contagaou and the next naght vxe slapped bx B llexall 17 16 The e vxan were oon forgotten as En t Sade Cnranate and Wood Rn er each Upset u In our hr t tournament game We took the men ure of Velllee for our last yum ol the sea on math a 24 16 eore Then came Wood Raxer and the hnal vuha tle found the R dbard traalang 21 I1 As you well lenova the CILERS went on to Ch ampaaen and eame home math Xrd pl aee an the bt ate tournament Another team on the Redlurd ehedule to get through to the State tournament xx as Gallespae Conference Wanner Granate Caty l l ' 5 2 , 2 , e , 1 , L 2 f , 1 1 , 1 1 Q . D Q , 1 A . V . I V I 5 I 3 1 1 1 1 A 1 1 . 5 A Q ' f . . " 1 A- f ' . T ' N ' 1 I X 1 - V l ' ' ' ' . f 1. "' ' - ' A ' - w 4 , fe- - 1 , 2 ' . z . 1 f I z 2 . ze ' ' ' a a . ' ' ' . . ' . . . , , . ' ' 1 L . 1 1 1 , . 4 , ' 1 2 f . Q , . . , 1 , 1 a a z. ' 1 ,ia z . s a . , ,' ' . ' . . , Y ' Laazzar sgank the held goal that tled the score gat 22. In the overtame egach teaam scored za foul shot zand then I 3 - I ' " ' A I f f V3 5 YI vi I 1 S VK: f I 5 VL ' YA 3 Y -K - V' . ' 5 ' 1 A . 1 'Q . " f' ' 4 3 g e . ' 1 1 ef . ::' . 4 ' A 4 ': ' ef' ' . " ' HS K A S 3 5 lx Y! L I IV C ' C , . SS Y S Y! 3 S - K 1 R: " , ' ' , '. . .., - ' . , ve - 1 s - s Q -. '--. x , a a 1 e 5. 5 1 a 4 3 '.: 'D A fins " . f s' '. ' Q ' "'a 's ,- e e s A ' f ' '- ' ' I " a . 'Y . 1 ' - ' x ' 1 1 B K 5 ' ig 3 I S' D 3 Y x xv 1 , V. - ' ', . .- - . I 5 I f, ' I 1 A V

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