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

 - Class of 1933

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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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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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