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The Varsity, 1933 Maurice Morgan Raymond Parker Fred Williams V t ' ( J ' I Joe Oliphant GENTS ROCK TEXAS BY OUTPLAYING MUSTANGS If you ever tried to work the old three-shell game, you ' ve got a fair idea of how the Southern Methodist LTniversity Mustangs felt trying to stop three deer-footed luggers who raced and kicked the Centenary Gents to an 18 to 7 win over the Ponies. Murff, a young star who gained his football experience in Mar- shall High School, stood out in particular. This 175-pound young- ster not only showed a pair of wicked heels, but an educated toe. The Marshall youngster was the best ball toter on the field thrown in. although in this respect he had little on " Shorty " Os- 1 in, who made greased lightning look like a Slow Train Through Arkansas. Manning Smith, the Gent quarter, not only guided the Gent eleven with precision but he aided them in their attack with some neat ball carrying and passing. It would be difficult to single out individual stars in the Gent line, but at the same time it would be ridiculous to overlook the stellar play of Geisler, about as neat an end as local fans have seen this year, and Osborne, his running mate, who is little short of a marvel at breaking into plays and coming up with his man. Ames, the center, played a whale of a game, as did Oliphant and Taylor on the line. — JOE R. CARTER, " Shrevepnrt Times. " GENTLEMEN ACCLAIMED BY GEORGE WHITE " The classiest little machine that ever set feet on a Lone Star gridiron. " Such is the designation given the Centenary Gentlemen by George White, sports editor of the " Dallas News " who in his " Sports Broadcast " column observes that if they succeed in beating Texas A. and M. and Arkansas " they ' ll make the Conference champion- ship look like a hollow title for whatever team manages to win it. " White goes on to say: " As a new week gets under way, the palm goes to Homer Nor- ton, coach of the Centenary College Gentlemen. " Coach Ray Morrison of the Mustangs, another prominent men- tor and two capable officials, among others, have informed the writer that Pop Norton exhibited here the classiest little machine that ever set feet on a Lone Star State gridiron. " By all means, you should try to see this team play at least once, " Morrison advised. " Its play was beautiful even to me, when my team was taking the licking. I got the biggest kind of a kick out of seeing the Gents perform. " " Listen, " remarked the other coach referred to, " I got a real eyeful of watching Centenary. I can ' t recall ever having seen a better drilled, more smoothly functioning eleven. It would have been impossible for any coach in the business to have gotten an ounce more out of that club than Norton got in the S. M. IT. game. " " The best hustling football team I ever saw, " said one official. " The Gents didn ' t pass up a single bet. They got some breaks all right, but they made most of them by staying on top of the ball from start to finish. " " They simply humiliated the Ponies, " said another arbiter, " by- beating them to the jump all the way through on offense and on defense. " — GEORGE WHITE, " Dallas News. " • PAGE 90 •
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The Varsity, 1933 John Blakemore Eddie Townsen Rob Waters Perry Ames KIND WORDS Writing in the " Houston Post-Dispatch, " Lloyd Gregory described a conversation he had with Marty Karow, Texas University back- field coach. " We asked Karow about Centenary ' s win over Texas, " Gregory writes. " Our players were too chesty when they w nt into the game, " Karow explained. " But don ' t let anybody tell you Homer Norton of Centenary doesn ' t have a good team. His backfield is as fast as any in the Southwest Conference, and his line is strong. " MAROON AND WHITE DEFEAT LOUISIANA NORMAL DEMONS Climaxing a beautiful afternoon ' s ceremony that took in the dedication of their new playing field, and the christening of their football plant as the Centenary Stadium Centenary College Gentle- men, as per expectation, handed their friendly rivals, the Louisiana State Normal Demons, a neat 41 to 7 trimming " . The Maroon and White color bearers of Centenary accepted a challenge from the Demons for an aerial battle in taking their vic- tory. The Demons chose to make it a forward passing duel on the very first play of the game after Seward had returned the kick-off from his 17-yard line to the 36-yard line. The Gents also went to the bombing and the battle throughout was featured by overhead plays. — JOE R. CARTER. " Shreveport Times. " GENTLEMEN GIVEN SCARE BY OLE MISS WIN BY 13-6 SCORE. If Centenary did not meet the best team in Mississippi, Norton would hate to meet a better one in a dark alley. A mellowed blend of football methods as ancient as they make them and as modern as tomorrow; one that embraced the old statue of liberty play that was in use when football players wore leather- coated mattresses on their shoulders, and more modern, double, triple, lateral and forward passes in bewildering array, gave the Gents many unhappy moments. Lucky it was for Centenary that Eddie Townsen got into the game when he did; luckier still that " Touchdown " Eddie flowered a 17-yard run that drew him across the Ole Miss back-stripe in the second quarter to break a 6-6 tie that had endured almost too long for the comfort and peace of mind of 5,000 sp?ctators who grew hot and cold by turns. — JOE R. CARTER, " Shreveport Times. " PLUNGE BY MURFF DEFEATS TIGERS Ralph Murff accomplished two things when lie plunged across the line in the third quarter of Saturday ' s game to give Centenary a 6-0 victory over the Tigers. He won the game and he became the first player of the season to score through the Louisiana line. —SHREVEPORT JOURNAL. w y • PAGE 89 •
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The Varsity, 1933 Louis Glumac Marse Harper Richard Young Ralph Murff BOUQUET Ray Morrison ' s Southern Methodist University Mustangs played their third nocturnal e ngagement of the season and sustained an IS to 7 drubbing at the hands ol the best Centenary team in years if not the finest squad in the annals of the Shreveport school. Led by Ralph Murff. the Gents played a sound all-around game and roundly outclassed the locals at the Fair Park bowl. — DALLAS NEWS. THANKS MR. MOORE In conversation with Homer Norton after Saturday night ' s Cen- tenary-S. M. U. game, Bernie Moore, Louisiana State scout who covered the game for old Lou, paid this tribute to Paul Geisler, Centenary wingman: " He ' s the greatest end I have seen since Jerry Dalrymple. " — SHREVEPORT JOURNAL. NOTES FROM HOUSTON The designation by the " Houston Chronicle " of Centenary as a team " fast becoming the best non-Conference team in the Con- ference " exemplifies the friendly relationship that exists between Centenary and the Southwestern Conference. The astonishing success Centenary has had this season against teams of the Conference is well expressed by the " Chronicle " with the assertion that the Gents are having a whale of a time knock- ing off the Southwestern brethren with potshots from out of the league. WRITER PRAISES NORTON When a coach is able to take a handful of football players and whip the teams of schools whose enrollment exceeds that of Cen- tenary five and six times, he truly has something on the ball. —OTIS HARRIS, " Shreveport Journal. " GENTS DEFEAT AGGIES, 7-0 Throwing off a yoke of depression that hung over them through two quarters, mainly as the result of five bitter victories they had turned in since September 24 against worthy foes, the Centenary Gentlemen soared to lofty heights on both the offense and defense, to beat the Texas Aggies in one of their bitterly fought contests for which the teams have been noted since they first met in combat on the gridiron back in 1928 at College Station. Smith, in the role of the triple-threat artist, stole the spotlight as he passed, punted and carried the ball past the visitors ' defense line. He began plowing through the enemy defense with great con- sistency in the third quarter as his mates parted the way like a sharp knife cutting through cake. Ralph Murff. who was the " marked man " in the Gents ' lineup, played the part of the decoy in the Centenary attack and drew much fire from the enemy tackles. — JOE R. CARTER, " Times " Sports Editor. s PJHW ' t f05 • PAGE 91 •
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