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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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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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" BOB " GOODRICH, Guard, Junior Handicapped at the beginning of the season by an injury, however, he distinguished himself for his aggres- siveness and all around ability. Bob played both guard and tackle with great ability. A successful extra point gave the Gents a 7 to 3 margin over their eighth straight foe of the season — T. C. U. on November 11, and left them among the select trio of untied, undefeated teams below the Mason-Dixon line. They proved that " A team that won ' t be beat can ' t be beat. " The unbelievable fighting spirit of Centenary ' s grid warriors never once faltered, and before the final pistol shot ended the play, they had battered the Texas team into submission. Only a questionable 15-yard penalty on the last minute of play pre- vented the Gents from crossing the Christian goal a second time. As in the famous Mustang clash, victory was not due to one or two stellar stars. With the spirit of ' U-Too, T. C. U. ' the entire eleven showed their strength. We can truly say that T. C. U. fought a good fight and went down in defeat bravely, but when we think of the Gents, we say with pride that it was a glorious victory. OTTO DUCKWORTH, Guard, Senior During his three seasons as a member of the Gent ' s squad he has always given a good account of himself, both defensively and offensively. His loss will be another regret to the team of 1928.
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