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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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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 Joe Guillory Preyer Gibbons Dewey Brown « 7 fT Tom Wilson GENTS TAKE ONE-SIDED CONTEST FROM SOUTHEASTERN TEACHERS A Yankee doodle dandy from ' way up Pennsylvania way. named Louie Glumae, with a forward passing- arm as true as a rifle, and the drive of an army mule, came from under the blankets provided for Centenary grid reserves to furnish thrills for about 4,500 pig- skin followers in a one-sided battle at Centenary stadium that found the Gentlemen scoring a 44 to victory over the Southeastern Teachers of Oklahoma. The Gents scored seven touchdowns in all, and three of them were aided directly by the perfect passing of Glumae. Eddie Town- sen scored one on a 12-yard " run after a 25-yard heave, and a 17- yard pass to R. Parker, followed by an 11-yard pass to Sellers paved the way for the final touchdown of the afternoon. — JOE R. CARTER, " Shreveport Times. " TIGERS OUTPLAYED BY GENTS A tiny gridiron spark that has been smouldering in the hearts of successive Centenary College football players for about ten years, burst into a roaring flame at Centenary stadium Saturday afternoon and claimed as its prey the Louisiana State University Tigers, the victim it has stalked for lo these many moons. The Tigers went down to a 6 to defeat, as 15,000 sets of eyes looked on from the high enclosure and marveled at the fight, de- termination and expert workmanship of the local gridsters. The first quarter of the game was partly a punting duel be- tween Yates of the Tigers and Smith of Centenary, featured by quick kicks on second downs by the Tigers and the period ended with Yates ripping the Gents ' line. Second period opened with the Gents making a great defense on their 10-yard line and Bowman making a costly fumble that spoiled the Tigers ' long drive. Shorty Oslin gave a demonstration of his speed in returning punts and wide end-sweeps. The quarter closed with Paul Geisler making a tackle that threw Bowman for a 15- yard loss. Third period found the Gents putting over their score. Eddie Townsen gave the fans a thrill by running back a kick-off 20 yards. The Gents lost the ball when Smith punted to the Tigers ' 5-yard line. Yates gave a nice exhibition of running, with three good gains around ends, but was finally stopped with a 5-yard loss. After tak- ing a punt on their own 40-yard line, Centenary marched down to a score, with Murff making the counter, on a line play. The Tigers ' famous passing combination, Yates to Lobdell started working after a pass, Lobdell to Sullivan, failed. The Gents ' defense functioned and Centenary took the ball on its 15-yard line when Oslin batted down a pass for the fourth down. Aided by a 15-yard penalty and a nice pass from Smith to Geis- ler, who plowed 17 yards for a 27-yard gain, the Gents moved down to the 10-yard line, where a field goal was tried by Murff and missed. Torrance punted out of danger. After two nice gains by Oslin and Murff, and a punt by L. S. U., the game ended with the ball in Centenary ' s possession on the Tiger ' s 25-yard line. — JOE R. CARTER, " Shreveport Times. " Captain Biff Jones, Head Coach of the Tigers, told Coach Nor- ton that the thing that impressed him most was the excellent block- ing of the Gents. • PAGE 92 •
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