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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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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 Theo Taylor PLAYING OF MURFF AND OLIPHANT PLEASE BALTIMORE FANS Ralph Murft, stellar Centenary halfback, and Joe Ollphant, a fellow student who played a great game at right tackle, were in- strumental in the defeat of the North team here today, when the South won, 7 to 6. One of the unique features of the game was the fact that it was the first time that Oliphant or Murff had ever seen a snow- stoi m. Murff played a great game. His accurate passing and general play throughout the game proved that he is one of the outstanding stars in Southern football. He also distinguished himself as the greatest safety man in today ' s game. CENTENARY END AMONG CHOSEN FEW Selections for Collier ' s all-American football team, which is r perpetuation of the original all-American founded by Walter Camp were announced today. The players chosen included: Paul Geisler Centenary end, who was given honorable mention. COLLEGE HUMOR HONORS GENTS :oaches gave Ralph their all-American " College Humor ' s " staff of sport writers and Murff and Joe Oliphant honorable mention on team. Zipp Newman of the " Birmingham News, " in picking an all- Southein team for " College Humor, " placed Ralph Murff and Paul Geisler on his second team Lloyd Gregory of the " Houston Post " placed Joe Oliphant. tackle, and Ralph Murff, quarterback, on his ail-Southwest first team, which he selected for " College Humor. " He also placed Paul Geisler at end on his second team. LEMONS AND PEACHES " From an unsung place in Southern football (save in Shreve- port), Centenary has risen as one of the season ' s giants in this sec- tion. The Gentlemen, with a hard-hitting, shifty backfield and an alert line, have bowled over Texas University, Southern Methodist and Texas Aggies in the Southwest Conference. " From what looked to be a lemon Centenary has blossomed out into a peach, and if Biff Jones can hook- this Shreveport aggrega- tion by a substantial margin, his bed of roses certainly won ' t he thorny among North Louisiana fans. Centenary is a peach worth picking, but may give the Tigers an awful tummyache before the day is over Nov. 12. " — W. I. SPENCER, " Baton Rouge Advocate. " ASSOCIATED PRESS COMMENTS BY ROBERT BUNNELLE The smart, fast little team from Centenary offers some of tie outstanding players of the Southwest. Coach Biff Jones of I.. S U rates Geisler as the best end he has seen this season, and Murff Oslln and Smith, hall carriers, and Oliphant, tackle have shown well. Robf.rt Hunter Chester Weidman " Unk " Marsalis, Trainer s s v " W • PAGE 95 •
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