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

 - Class of 1930

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■■■■■:■■ . ... ■ THOMPSON Tackle NOLAN Half Back Longhorns, the Gents went into battle greatly handicapped and emerged with the little end of a 28-0 score. The Frogs scored their first touchdown in the opening quarter strictly by hopping from spot to spot after getting a good start on an eight yard pass. Hanna and Ruyle for the Gents made several beautiful gains but were so handicapped by injuries that it was impossible for them to cross the goal line. The afternoon ' s game was rather disheartening to the Gents. However, they had a better punting average than the Frogs, the Centenary average being 37 yards whereas the Frogs averaged 33 yards. Using practically no deception and relying on a straight running attack and overhead play the Gentlemen rolled up a 35-0 victory over the Sam Houston Teach- ers of Huntsville to shatter their losing streak and to cross the goal line for the first time since the game with the East Texas Teachers from Commerce in their opening «;ame. Page One Hundred Seven

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JOHNSON Guard RUYLE Half Back WOMACK Half Back The Centenary team started with a kicking game against the wind and the Texans plus the wind were too strong to be defeated in this manner. From the first playing whistle the contest was clearlv a battle between Capt. Gordy Brown, Texas All American star and Capt. Fred Willis. Gentlemen ' s pride of a Louisiana Institution; both starred on the offense and the defense. Another great duel was between Texas U ' s star quarter Dexter Shelly and Jake Hanna, Cen- tenary whirlwind quarter, both were triple threat men and the contest was a beauti- ful display of gameness and power. At the end of the third quarter Coach Clyde Littlefield replaced his entire field team with a fresh squad and in the end Centenary took a game defeat of 20-0. Geared for a comeback after being sprawled by the Longhorns of Texas U. the Gents attempted to trounce the Horned Frogs of T. C. U. With Capt. Fred Willis, stellar lineman, and Jake Hanna. backfield ace, both in poor physical condition due to injuries received from the horns of the Page One Hundred Six



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PATTERSON End HILL End CROWLEY Tackle Jake Hanna. flashing the form that carried him to dizzy heights in 1927, scored two of the five touchdowns credited to his team. The victory of the Gents was practically a settled fact for the fans even before the game was started, but they got plenty of thrills from the sensational playing of Alvin Brown. With Capt. Willis. Patterson, and Younger playing outstanding football in the line the backfield en- countered little trouble in scoring. The Gents turned in sixteen first downs in com- parison to their opponents ' four. Patterson and Hanna showed outstanding ability at reaching up and pulling in fast passes. An aspiring underdog gave Southwestern football fans one of the most up- setting turn-ins of the season when the Gents defeated the highly praised Baylor Bears 27-12. The Bears, undefeated in five contests and with a record of 213 points, were overwhelming favorites to win but the plucky Gents were determined not to be defeated in three consecutive games with members of the Southwestern Conference. The Gentlemen marched over the Bears in every respect. Pase One Hundred Eight

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