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Page 29 text:
It seemed as though the Redbirds were
down and out when they came home
from East Side on the short end of a 27-13
score. Alton's scoring came in the fourth
quarter when Buddy Hook scored from the
four and was followed 4 plays later by
With Bill Hart toting the mail like a
madman the Birds got back into the win-
ning column by downing Belleville 12-6.
Hart and Dresler snapped the Maroons
seven game winning streak, Hart scoring
from the fifteen and Dresler on a 35 yard
The Redbirds gained the second place
spot in the conference by shaking Collins-
ville 13-0. Virgil Hook and Bill Hart scored
on long runs and Nicolet converted.
Climaxing a hard fought season the
Birds drove through the mud to a 19-O
victory over W.lVl.A. Alton passes scored
l3 of the 19 points. Iack Dresler, continu-
ing to play good ball, caught all 3 point
passes, two from Nicolet and one from Gene
East St. Louis .................... 4 l 0
Alton ,.,............... ..... 3 l l
Belleville ........, ..... 3 2 0
Collinsville ..... ..... 2 3 0
Wood River ..... ..... 1 3 1
Granite City .................... 1 4 0
Alton 13 McKinley
Alton 7 Champaign
Alton l8 Granite City
Alton 6 Wood River
Alton 19 Edwardsville
Alton 13 East St. Louis
Alton 12 Belleville
Alton 13 Collinsville
Alton 19 W.M.A.
Total 120 102
Oral Scrimmage Session.
Round Man Rallo Rides Roughshod
Page 28 text:
FOOTBALL - - Kickoff To Athleti P
Standing: li. V. Halt, Walter Willis, Ioe Rallo.
Sitting: Anton Iureziz, Roger Grove, Ray Iackson
The Alton High eleven under the back-
field coaching of Roger Grove and line
coaching of Ioe Rallo was sufficient evi-
dence that football power was again on
the upward path.
Starting off in fine stride under the
one letter coach Roger Grove, the Redbirds
gained victory number one from lVlcKin'ley
behind the touchdowns of Nicolet and
Buddy Hook. Defense proved exceptionally
strong and held the Bugs to only 52 yards
via both ground and air.
It may have been that the Alton boys
had their mind on the Illinois, UCLA
game up at Champaign as the host Maroons
and their deceptive T formation romped
through the Birds for 31 points. Altons
only score came in the 4th quarter when
Bill Nicolet bulled over from the 2 yard
stripe and then converted.
The Alton men began the conference
season by upsetting the Warriors of Granite
City with an 18-12 defeat. Virgil Hook,
lack Dresler, and Everett Wilson all figured
in the scoring.
With one conference victory under
their wing the Birds were out to get the
Oilers. But Fred Scharfs boys came to
Alton with a strong defense and a sharp
passing attack that held Alton to a 6-6 tie.
Virgil Hook scored Alton's only TD and
the ali important extra point failed.
The down-hearted fans received a sec-
ond jolt when the Redbirds dropped the
most exciting game of the season to Ed-
wardsville Tigers by the score of 20-19.
The extra point was again the difference
between victory and defeat.
Page 30 text:
From Upper Left: Clockwisej
MORRIS MANNS - Center
PAUL FLUCK - Center
DAN WELLS -- Tackle
IIM ROWSE - Quarterback
EVERETT WILSON - Halfback
IIM BLAKE - Guard
GALEN FINES - End
DALE FURTWENGLER - Quarterback
IACK DRESLER, - End
DANNY LUTES - Tackle
Alton Varsity Letters Are The
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