High-Resolution, Full Color Images Available Online
Search, Browse, Read, and Print Yearbook Pages
View College, High School, and Military Yearbooks
Browse our digital annual library spanning centuries
Support the Schools in our Program by Subscribing
Page 83 text:
L' 75wasL2ffrg'3giS?Wx?i75iQfL Afjglsigl555ffgmbiiwfaifwhiiiiiff
George Lazar, Ted Vambaketes, Bill Gaines
James Stallings, Bob Diaz, Matt McCaskill, Hugh Lowery.
son's 2 yard line when the game ended. Touchf
downs were scored by McCaskill, Redmond,
Lazar 2. Madison had lost 28fO.
Edwardsville Tigers were all set to go places
in the conference this year and owned some nice
wins when the Redbirds journeyed there for the
third game of the season. Using the L'airways"
in the third quarter, Wood, Schwartz, Redmond,
Lazar and McCaskill tossed, passed over, around
and past Edwardsville so effectively that the
Tigers had to eat L'crow" while McCaskill took
the touchdown pass for what proved to be the
victory. Late in the fourth quarter the Tigers
drove to the Alton 3 yard line but Stallings and
Moore played a hand in giving Alton the ball.
Stallings replaced Schreiber at right end when
Bob was injured in this game. Jim never gave up
his line position during the remainder of the year.
A Redbird victory 6fO.
Wood River brought a good and heavy team
to Alton and at least 1200 fans. Secret practice
sessions for a week had the Oilers at their best.
They were all set to stop Schwartz as a pass
receiver. So-the Alton lightfweights played
straight football on the ground. Near the end of
the lirst quarter McCaskill caught the "coffin
corner" and the ball went out of bounds on the
Ciler 1 yard line. Joe Astroth punted to the 29
but Alton carried the ball to the 2 yard line as the
quarter ended. Two plays in quarter 2 netted an
Alton touchdown by McCaskill. In the fourth
quarter Lazar recovered an Oiler fumble. He
shot an unexpected pass to Schwartz on our Hrst
play that was stopped on the 11 yard line. Lazar
Page 82 text:
Football Lettermen and Coaches
Louis Coatney, Captain Vic Schwartz, Managers Harold Fay and Henry Heath.
Mr. jureziz, Mr. Geddes, Mr. Jackson
Football . . . Season of 1939
Football practice opened early in September
with many a query as to Alton's chances in '39.
No one seemed very enthusiastic about any chance
for the Redbirds to go places. However, Coach
Jackson set to work along with his new assistant-
Geddes. Geddes played his college football at
Cregon State. The squad was large and jureziz-
another new man on our coaching staff-helped
out by taking the boys who were too light or too
inexperienced for tough football this year and
worked with them looking toward 1940. Coach
Jackson had Schreiber, Schwartz, Diaz, Redmond,
McCaskill, Lazar, Moore, Stallings, Beane and
Wood for a group around which to build. All
these men had been regulars or had seen some
service in the 1938 campaign. One thing evident
from the first day was this-the Redbird outfit
was light and how could this be overcome? Then,
too, a new center to take the place of 138 lb.
Chuck Tackwell must be found. But from prob'
lems to the regular season we shall go.
Central of St. Louis helped the Redbirds pry
off the lid for the 1939 football season. Schwartz
and Schrieber at ends, Diaz and Lowery as tackles,
Gaines and Ash at guards, Moore, center, Wood at
quarterback, McCaskill and Redmond as half'
backs, and Lazar at fullback were starters. Before
the game had gone very far it appeared that the
Redbirds might be a tough team to beat since
they were passing accurately, blocking and punting
well, and playing smoothly. When the final
whistle was tooted the press found Alton had
won 25fO while nearly every player on the Alton
High squad had had a chance to play.
Madison was the first opponent in conference
play and they threw up such a strong defense
that the lirst quarter had Alton fans wondering
what might happen. In the second quarter passes
began to fly with Lazar, Redmond, McCaskill and
Schwartz having much to do with this "air"
barrage. Thirtyfive Redbirds saw service in the
game and our third string players were on Madif
Page 84 text:
Football Lettermen ,
0162! 5 f f 07
Jack Redmond, Harvey Moore, Bill Ash.
Ray Block, Craig Beane, Bob Schreiber, Ed Wood.
y I ED 'D 125 '
scored on the third line play. Wood River was Belleville called on the Redbirds and found the
defeated for Alton's 12th victory over the Oilers V "Birds" to be plenty tough as well as out for
in 16 years-score 12fO. revenge for the tricks the Maroons had used in
By now it was evident that the winner of the '38 to give Us out Wofst deteat in shi Years- The
East St. LouisfAlton battle had a fine chance of uaifWaYsM fairly hoonaed with Alton Passes dnf'
winning the conference. The Weather was not ing the evening and with tout minutes of P1aY the
ideal for a game and the Packers seemed to get Conference Champs of '33 saW Alton seofe a
most of the breaks of the game. Each team respect' touchdown and Point- Passes eithef netted of
ed the others power so much that it soon became set UP the other toUehdoWns- In the 5rd quarter
3 battle of defenses' Alton got in hot Water Belleville needed only half a yard for first down
early in tl-re first quarter when one of our punts but a line buck failed and Alton drove through
rolled out on Altonls 11 yard line. Alton held at for a touchdown immediately thereafter and then
the 5 yard Stripe and East Sldgls greatest op, added another while Belleville became the first
portunity to score was gone. Naughton proved team to cross our goal line in '39. Redmond 2
to be our best punter of the evening. WTMV and McCaskill scoring for Alton in our best air
ot East St- Louis gave Schwartz a bis hand both attack so far in the season. Final count 2077 Alton,
as to playing ability and Hcaptainingu his squad. continued on page 82
Suggestions in the Alton High School - Tatler Yearbook (Alton, IL) collection:
Are you trying to find old school friends, old classmates, fellow servicemen or shipmates? Do you want to see past girlfriends or boyfriends? Relive homecoming, prom, graduation, and other moments on campus captured in yearbook pictures. Revisit your fraternity or sorority and see familiar places. See members of old school clubs and relive old times. Start your search today!
Looking for old family members and relatives? Do you want to find pictures of parents or grandparents when they were in school? Want to find out what hairstyle was popular in the 1920s? E-Yearbook.com has a wealth of genealogy information spanning over a century for many schools with full text search. Use our online Genealogy Resource to uncover history quickly!
Are you planning a reunion and need assistance? E-Yearbook.com can help you with scanning and providing access to yearbook images for promotional materials and activities. We can provide you with an electronic version of your yearbook that can assist you with reunion planning. E-Yearbook.com will also publish the yearbook images online for people to share and enjoy.
Material on this website is protected by copyright laws of the United States and international treaties.
No protected images or material on this website may be copied or printed without express authorization.