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WILTZ LED BETTER, Center, Junior During his first season with the Gents he proved himself capable of handling the pivot position like a veteran. His passing was a noticeable feature of his play. He was also an excellent defensive lineman. On October 29 the Gents showed their love for Coach Norton and for Centenary in their struggle against Birmingham Southern. The day had been officially desig- nated by college authorities as Norton ' s Day. The slogan adopted was, " Gents for the sake of Norton, beat Birmingham Southern on Norton ' s Day. " This spirit carried the Gents through to a victory of 20 to 7. It was fitting indeed that a day should be set apart to pay a signal tribute to Homer H. Norton, whose relations with Centenary dated back seven years. It was more fitting for the Gents to show their wholehearted appreciation by a victory. EMORY BROWN, Center, Sophomore Browne showed himself to be a very capable center and with the past season ' s experience he should develop into a very good center.
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" SUSIE " HAMEL, End, Junior All-Conference and All-Louisiana end for the past two seasons. He excels as forward pass receiver, is a good punter, and takes care of his end position as well as the best. It is expected that he will give even a better account of himself in the coming season. The Gentlemen, featuring a long pass from Hanna to Smith, the latter racing 65 yards for a touchdown, defeated the Baylor Bears on the Cotton Palace gridiron on October 22. They were not too confident and in the end came out with a 9 to 6 victory. It was said before the game that Baylor had " all to gain and nothing to lose. " Did she gain it? " TWO-GUN " PRICE, Tackle, Junior When a tackle was made by " Two-Gun " , the victim stayed tackled. Price was one of the hardest men that the opposition had to deal with ; his work both on the offense and defense was of the best. He is the captain- elect for 1928.
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" SPIKES " SPEIGHTS, Guard, Sophomore Speights is another of the first year men to cover himself with the glory of the gridiron. His defensive playing stopped many a drive that would have spelled success for the opponent. Injuries in early season were a handicap to his playing. The Rice Owls " thought " they had to stop Allday and Hanna, Centenary backs but later — November 5 decided a defeat must be accepted. The best chance of the Owls to whip our aggregation of stars appeared to be through the air. This they completely failed to do. The Centenary fans on board Centenary Special en route to Houston showed the Texans to what degree they were backing the Gents. The score of the game 33 to 7, was of minor detail compared to the events bring- ing about the five touchdowns to the Gentlemen. Tear Allday ' s sensational run can never be matched. The game was full of thrills, practically all of them being fur- nished by the Shreveport eleven. FRED WILLIS, Tackle, Sophomore This linesman proved one of the bulwarks of the ' 27 Gentlemen. On both offense and defense he was almost a necessity for success.
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