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Page 140 text:
Coaches and Managers - - Coach McClain, Ierry Brandt,
Elbert Meletti, Darrell lenkins, Coach Posey.
Redbird In Flight"
"Down For The Count"
"D0n't Be Cruel"
Page 139 text:
For the past several years, Alton
l'ligh's football teams have been of a
mediocre quality. The 1956 season,
however, as it was presented by the
Redbirds, was one of the best in ten
years. The Redbirds finished the seaa
son with a 6-3 record.
ln the opening performance the
Redbirds dropped Marquette 19-0 in
the second game of the new series.
Following this, the Redbirds downed
McKinley of St. Louis 12-7. The first
road game found Quincy a belligerent
host as they topped the Redbirds 13-6
in a hard fought contest.
The annual Homecoming classic
was celebrated in style as the Redf
birds defeated Wood River 19fO. Their
winnings ways, however, were stopped
cold in the next game by Collinsville,
one of the best teams in the conference,
who rolled over the Redbirds 19-7.
Then the Redbirds started a new
streak of three wins as they downed
Granite City 20-6, Edwardsville 7-O,
and Belleville 26-13,
The final game matched the Red-
birds against a powerful East St. Louis
team. With a chance to tie for the
conference title, the Redbirds were un-
able to hold back the Flyers and were
The 1956 season was indeed wel-
comed by the victory-hungry student
body. Returning next year will be a
fine nucleus for the Varsity squad.
ROW l: Ed Stromski, Andy Miller, Allen Early, Bob Unterbrink, Charles Fischer, Gilbert
Moody, Danny Weeks, Bob Diaz, Bob Iansen, Ronnie Hawkins, Harold Horsley, Ierry
Scoggins. R'OW 2: Iohni Reed, Carl Bracht, lerome Lacey, Paul Borman, Larry Rea, Bob
Davis, Ed Middleton, Harold Wittman, Don Watkins, Lloyd Eakin, Spencer Tyson, Don
Crabb. ROW 3: Coach Posey, Ierry Brandt, Elbert Meletti, Iim Wilson, Charles Kyle,
Grady Robinson, George Brooks, Bob Richardson, Robert Smith, Mike Hunter, Gary
Burmaster, Coach McClain.
Page 141 text:
After completing the season with a 6-3
record, the Redbirds were able to place six
players on the All-District Team. Named to
the first offensive squad were Bob Diaz - Senior
Tackle, Harold Wittman - Iunior Tackle,
Danny Weeks - Senior Halfback, and Don
Watkins - Iunior Fullback. Two Redbirds
from the fine defensive platoon placed on the
defensive squad. They were Bob Iansen - Sen-
ior Halfback, and Gilbert Moody - Senior Half-
Bob Davis Bob Diaz
Two other boys received honors because
of their playing. Bob Diaz and Danny Weeks
were named Co-Captains of the 1956 squad
by their team-mates. Bob, a three-year letterf
man, was an outstanding lineman and all-
round player. Danny, also a three-year letterf
man, has been the pillar of the back-field and
is regarded as one of the best backs in the
The 1956 season certainly was one of the
best of the last decade.
Allen Early Charles Fischer
Bob Iansen Ierome Lacey
ar fm- If
Ed Middleton Andrew Miller
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