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The Varsity, 1933 Melford Allums WORDY GARLANDS FOR THE GENTLEMEN " A crowd that taxed all available seating space watched the Maroon-clad Gentlemen of little Centenary out-play and out-think Louisiana State ' s varsity club. " And furthermore: " The Centenary plays on their touchdown drive were executed to perfection if plays ever were, and the Gents quarter, Manning ' Smith, a Shreveport boy, should be rated among the outstanding signal callers in this section of the country. " Plaintiff further deposes: " A story of the Centenary game is not complete without men- tion of Paul Geisler. This Geisler is a Zimmerman, Dalrymple and Carideo all in one, and if evei a junior deserves all-American men- tion, the big Centenary end deserves it. Geisler is fast, ruthless and a great football player. " BATON ROUGE ADVOCATE. S. U.. they beat a good team; one that year and with man power behind it. " —NEW ORLEANS STATES. " They stopped L. S. U. ' s offense when the Tigers threatened to score. And they accomplished something no team had succeeded in doing all season — scoring through the Tigers ' line. " — NEW ORLEANS ITEM. The " Dallas Journal " believes the football moguls will muff one unless they match Centenary with some outstanding team in a post- season game. " When the Gents beat I has been well coached thi BIFF JONES RATES GEISLER Speaking with Fred Digby of the " New Orleans Item-Tribune, " Jones sang the praise of Geisler thus. " The best end I have seen all season, on any team in or out of the Southern Conference, is Paul Geisler of Centenary. He is as fast as a streak, weighs about 190, is smart and can take it. They tell me he is just like Dalrymple, only bigger. " GENTS MISS SCORE BY SIX INCHES; HELD TO TIE BY ARKANSAS A year-long dream of a perfect football season for the Cen- tenary Gentlemen vanished into the chill of a bleak November afternoon when the University of Arkansas Razorbacks held the Gents to a scoreless tie. Six inches, no more, perhaps less, separated the Gentlemen from the touchdown that would have climaxed a matchless season with a ninth-straight victory. But a bristling Razorback machine, inspired for the moment and suddenly surcharged with power beyond limits it was expected to reach, reared a barrier between Centenary and the backstripe of the Ozarks ' Red Shirts after Centenary, with Manning Smith sup- plying the impetus, had driven down field from its own 25-yard line to within measured inches of the Porker goal. A determined drive by Arkansas was halted at the Centenary 3-yard line by the time-keeper ' s gun, ending the first half, after the Gents had held for three downs. ♦ Coulter Mathews Robert Parker Tom Smith V ) ' I ' I • PAGE 93 •
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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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The Varsity, 1933 J. B. Storey Milton Levy Sam Pernici s Wood Osborne CENTENARY IS RATED BY GRANTLAND RICE AS ONE OF FIVE BEST America ' s foremost . ' ■ports writer of the day Grant land Rice made some interesting comments concerning Centenary, in his feature column. " Here and there with a line or two you see some mention of Centenary, the Shreveport Citadel of run, pass, buck and kick. Yet, Centenary has not only won every battle, but in addition, it has fought its way through a tough schedule, which includes Texas A. and M., Texas University, and Louisiana State, where " Biff " Jones has quite a football team at Baton Rouge. " These are strong football teams — always hard to take — and the tact that Centenary took all three over the hurdles is proof enough of Centenary ' s all-around strength. " Unfortunately, Centenary is in no conference. (Mr. Rice stands corrected.) It is jammed in between the South and Southwest, so. if it should complete the remainder of its schedule without a dent it will lift a lone flag and claim everything in sight. — SHREVEPORT JOURNAL. ASSOCIATED PRESS SINGS PRAISE OF GENTS Centenary College of Shreveport. La., with about 400 students and hardly enough players to make two football teams, has the little " wonder team " of the South this season only one more op- ponent standing between them and an undefeated season. Not since the praying Colonels of Little Centre College wrote Southern football history a decade ago. has a smaller college taken the spotlight like the Centenary " Gentlemen " this season. Quietly, Coach Homer Norton constructed his steel-tempered squad, filled his schedule this season from two outstanding Con- ferences and then proceeded to sweep them off their feet. It ' s a little team that never gives up . LENWOOD BOWMAN, Associated Press Staff Writer. OUTSTANDING CENTENARY PLAYERS ARE PICKFD FOR ALL-SECTIONAL AND ALL-AMERICAN TEAMS Picking an all-American for the International News Service, David J. Walsh names Ralph Murff, Centenary halfback on the third club. The United Press all-American listed Paul Geisler as one of the stand-out ends of the season ' s football shot and shell. Finally, Alan J. Gould, sport editor of the Associated Press in his all-American nominations, lists three members of the Gentle- men team for honorable mention. Murff. Geisler and Manning Smith. And to be singled out for such honors from the thousands of football players who took part in the season ' s pigskin strife sup- plies definite proof that the Gents were not only noticed, but noticed b eyond mere cursory glances. — OTIS HARRIS, " Shreveport Journal. " Geisler and Murff were selected by the Associated Press sports writers and coaches on the all-S. I. A. A. team, and Bob Waters was placed on the second team. — DILLON GRAHAM, A. P. Sports Writer. • PAGL 94 •
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