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BENSON OVERCOME BY MINUTE-MEN
Benson's new offense. the wishbone had its first test
of the season against a favored Marshall team.
Although Marshall led 14-O at half-time, the Techmen
rallied for a T.D. in the third quarter on a ten yard Labrousse to
Sherrill pass. The final score: 14-8.
Beaten by points, but not by pride. the Techmen began a
season of hard hitting football.
BENSON SHADES LINCOLN IN EVENLY MATCHED GAME
An early score on a long pass put Lincoln on the scoreboard
only momentarily as a six yard plunge into the end-zone by
Mac McCall tied the score at 6-6, for the fired up Benson team.
After two quarters of great defensive effort by Bruce
Nishikawa and Jon Keinberger, the Engineers went ahead for
good on George Maye's 22 yard romp for pay dirt.
Bensonthen allowed a two point safety to ensure the
victory. The final score: 12-8.
TECH DOWNED BY POWERFUL TROJANS
Visions of the Western Division crown drowned in a soggy
14-O defeat by Wilson. Benson's league leading defense gave
BENSON EXPLOSION RIPPED JEFFERSON
After a O-O half-time score and a rousing pep talk by coach
Lopez, the Techmen came to life when George Mayes
intercepted a Demo pass and streaked 83 yards for a
Tremendous pressure by middleguard Bruce Nishikawa
forced numerous interceptions, which in turn lead to more
points on the scoreboard for the Engineers.
Mac McCall and Howard Moore combined their efforts for
the remaining points, twenty in all for the victorious Tech
gridmen. Final score: 20-O.
BENSON TECHMEN BLANKED WASHINGTON COLONIALS
For the second game in a row the Techmen put it all
together for their second straight shutout.
The victory was convincing as Dave Labrousse and Howard
up only two touchdowns to the State Championship Runner-
ABOVE: Larry Clark returns an interception for 23 yards against Grant. ABOVE
RIGHT: Bruce Nishikawa. Benson's defensive stalwart. wipes perspiration off
his face in heated Wilson match-up. Defensive captain Mark Keomstedt
checks calls with the defensive coach. FAR RIGHT: A few quick moves and a
solid block by Michael Thomas set George Mayes streaking down the sidelines
for yardage. RIGHT: Although we dropped a tough one to Wilson. Chuck
Baucom shows his sportsmanship with a firm handshake.
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CUMU LATIVE STATISTICS
NET YARDS RUSHING 1279 762
NETYARDS GAINED PASSING 1622 1192
COIVIPLETEDI 75-23 91-37
PASSES INTERCEPTED BY
PASS INTERCEPTION RETURNS
FIRST DOVVNS PASSING
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PASSING PLAYS '
RUSHING PLAYS 335 285
KICKOFF RETURNS INUMBER-
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PUNT RETURNS INUMBER-
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PUNTS INUMBER-AVERAGEI 35-28.9 - 30.2
TOTAL PLAYS 4 O 380
INUMBER-YARDSI 16-257 3-8
BELOW: Dave Labrousse prepares to set the Techmen in action against the
Jefferson Democrats. BELOW LEFT: In the huddle, everyone is all ears to hear
Larry CIark's call. FAR LEFT: Splattered with mud, Dave Labrousse and Jeff
Hollamon return to the sidelines after striking the Sandy Pioneers-for a quick
seven points. Left: The 1972 Varsity' Football team forms the Techmen
First Row: D. Busacker, B. Bachman. D. Garrison, K. Sweeney. Secpnd Row:
B. Tate. D. McCoy, J. McCoy, L. Clark. Third Row: S. Smith, D. McCay. Fourth
Row: F. Crow, H. Moore. Fifth Row: J. Hollamon, R. Hoskins, D. Estabrook. M.
Keomstedt, M. McCall. M. Thomas, B. Nishikawa. Sixth Row: P. Durant, L.
Sevey, P. Foley, N. Hunter, B. Grovem. B. Floyd, D. Sherrill, J. Maxey, R.
Moyle. M. Archard. M. Pheister. T. McGill. Seventh Row: B. Brown, D. Alberti.
D. Labrousse, G. Mayes. C. Baucom1 S. Mallory. T. Achatz, M. Overton, J.
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Moore, who scored twice, collected T.D.s.
The game was highlighted by a close first half but the
Techmen broke it open in the third and fourth quarter.
The score was previously tied at 8-8.
Michael Thomas and Dave Labrousse chipped in for a
touchdown apiece with a two point conversion run coming
from Thomas. Final score: 20-8.
BENSON HUMBLED SANDY
The final game of the season for the weary Techmen was a
rain soaked romp over a weaker Sandy team.
Benson had many opportunities to score but only capitalized
on four occasions.
One such occasion saw Dave Labrousse roll out, fake to the
fullback, break through the secondary, and race 73 yards for a
touchdown that ignited the team and the Benson fans.
Although the weather was bad the rain couldn't dampen the
spirit of the team in the final quarter, as nearly all the bench
saw action. Final score: 28-O.
ENGINEERS DROPPED HEARTBREAKER TO RIVAL
Halfback Howard Moore, bursting over the goal line for six
important points, scored Tech's only T.D. in an outing stung by
disappointment. After making good the extra point attempt,
the scrappy Techmen held on until the last quarter when the
Generals hit it rich on a seventy-one yard drive for pay dirt.
making the score 7-6. Tech.
The Grant quarterback setting up for a two point conversion
pass, found his receiver in the endzone to crush the Techmen
dreams of victory. Final score: 7-8.
JACKSON RAlDERS UPSET BY TECH
Leading Jackson 7-O, the Benson Techmen "got tough" in
the final fading minutes of the game to foil glimpses of Raider
The big play was provided by defensive halfback Michael
Thomas, as he batted down the two point attempt conversion
byJackson. Final score: 7-6.
ENGINEERS CRUSHED TEDS
Howard Moore, running fifty-three for the first of Benson's
three touchdowns, sparked an outstanding performance by
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