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QFrom Upper Left: Clockwisel
BILL HART - Halfback
IOE RAIN -- Guard
GENE KuHN - End
VIRGIL I-IooK -- Halfback
SHERRY HEATON - Halfback
SAM FERGUSON - Halfback
REID CHILDERS - Guard
BOB FREEMAN - Guard
BILL NICOLET - Fullback
BUDDY I-IooK - Halfback
By winning a two-thirds percentage of
games played this year, the sophomore foot-
ball boys finished the season with a four
and two record.
Coach Willis's crew started the season
by knocking over Ierseyville and Wood
River and then falling to the Bethalto Var-
sity. The Sophs then stopped Belleville only
to be halted in a one sided match with East
Side. They closed the season by defeating
Granite City by one touchdown.
Redbird Sophomore Squad Offers
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The '51-'52 edition of the Redbird Cagers, by
winning 12 games and losing 14, for a seasons
average of .462, wound up with just a fair season.
During the campaign the Alton men pounded
the hoops for 1,385 points, to come up with a
game average of 53.3.
Ralph Nash contributed the most points to
this total by dropping in 396 markers in the
seasons play. A lack of height was probably
the main factor in Alton's record.
Next year's team, on the other hand, should
have an abundance of height, coming up from
the sophomore squad, and from such returning
lettermen as Ralph Nash, Tom Marquis and
The Redbirds started off the season with
a rush, downing Hillsboro 51-50 and McKinley
ln the Madison County Tournament, Alton
was forced to the consolation bracket after being
defeated by Roxana 45-43. They defeated Bethalto
but then lost to Wood River for the consolation
The following week the Redbirds defeated
the Madison County Champs, but then went
into their longest slump of the season, dropping
five in a row. Two of these defeats came from
New Trier and Rushville in the Pontiac Holiday
Wood River, still proving unbeatable, started
off the New Year in a bad way for the Redbirds,
47-44. All through the season Southwestern Con-
ference foes Collinsville, Edwardsville, Wood
River and East Side were the toughest foes.
Nine of the fourteen defeats came at the hands
of these four teams.
Coach Hales crew won two games from
Belleville and Granite City in conference play.
Don Harrison fights for rebound against
Wood River Hill and Marqus await the
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