Centenary College of Louisiana - Yoncopin Yearbook (Shreveport, LA)

 - Class of 1928

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Page 175 text:

" 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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" 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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" ZUZU " STEWART, Half, Sophomore This back proved a great help when reserve material of the dependable kind was needed to turn defeat into victory. Excellent interfere! - , hard tackier, line plunger. Ancient rivalry engendering a praiseworthy spirit of dogged determination was not sufficient to halt Centenary ' s powerful attack when 5,000 football fans saw Lou- isi ana Tech ' s Bulldogs battered into a bitter 33 to submission on November 19. Opening up with the crushing drive that had swept aside eight other opponents, the Gentlemen five times hammered their way across the Bulldog ' s goal-line and three times the extra point place-kicks sailed between the uprights to leave the Technicians dangling on the thin end of a top-heavy score. The day was dedicated by Coach Norton as " Gentleman ' s Day " in honor of the players who have successfully carried the colors of Maroon and White through eight consecutive victories this season. The Gents showed Tech who was next. " FRITZ " BLACKSHEAR, Full, Senior During this, his second season with the Gentlemen, he distinguished himself by his terrific line plunging and hard tackleing. His loss will be a great handicap to next year ' s team.

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