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

 - Class of 1934

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Running, side-stepping, twisting, sprinting — Oslin. M SEASON FOR 1933 L S. U. Playing on foreign soil for the first time during the season, the Centenary Gents, supposedly the " under-dog, " reached the highest pinnacle of excellence in every phase of football, when they played the ferocious " Tiger " of Louisiana State University to a scoreless draw at the mammoth L. S. U. stadium under the arc-lights. Both teams threatened to score at intervals throughout the game, but neither was able to put across the final drive. The battle consisted largely of a punting duel between Smith and Michael, with neither showing a decided advantage. Probably the greatest individual defense ever before seen on a gridiron was displayed by Oslin. Time and again, the Gents ' diminutive speed demon was the only obstacle between the hard-charging Tiger backs and the Gents ' goal-line, yet not once did " Shorty " fail to come through successfully, giving a marvelous exhibition of defensive skill to approximately 20,000 tense and excited fans. TEXAS U. Immediately following their history-making epic against L. S. U., the Gents journeyed to the land of the Longhorns, where they played the strong Texas University eleven to another scoreless draw on the Texas field in San Antonio. The game was featured by what was perhaps the greatest goal- line stand in football. In the last few seconds left to play, the Gents, by virtue of an off-side penalty, were pushed back to the one yard stripe, first down, goal to go. Even as the final gun sounded, the crowd was gasping in the stands as a defensively superb " Gentleman " held off an en- raged " Longhorn " a mere six inches from victory. During the first half, the heart-breaking experi- ence of having a touchdown called back due to an off-side presented itself, to throw a cog in an erst- while smooth-working football machine. On an off-tackle play, Smith went over but was called back and the Gents were penalized for off-sides. The following attempt failed to score and the Gents lost what might be called their " golden opportunity. " AMES 81

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- V ; v I MM E ♦«» 77»s capacity crowd gets its money ' s north — in one run. GENT ' S COMPLETE GRE LOUISIANA NORMAL Naturally exhibiting signs of nervousness and an early-season lack of smoothness, the Centenary grid- iriin warriors defeated the Demons of Louisiana Normal, 18-0, in the first game of the 1933 season. Confining their offense to straight, steady football and showing flashes of what later proved to be the most invincible defense in history of Centenary football, the Gents easily quelled whatever threats the " Demons " produced. The burden of the offensive rested on the capable shoulders of the Cents ' three big guns, Smith, Oslin, and Geisler, each scoring a touchdown, while standing out on defense were Baker, Harper, and Wilson. HENDERSON Going into their second game of the ' 33 season, the Gents displayed a decided improvement both on offense and defense, overwhelming their opponents from Ar kansas, the Henderson State Teachers, by the score of 27-0. The Gents showed a more varied attack than against Normal, gaining consistent yardage through the air and around the ends. Scoring two touchdowns apiece, Smith and Os- lin proved to be Centenary ' s leading ground-gainers. Henderson, although battling valiantly, were decidedly outclassed and the play, for the most part took place in the Teachers ' territory. BAYLOR Successfully protecting their long record of uncrossed goal line, the Cen- tenary Gents brought their old enemies, the Baylor Bears, down in defeat during the first major contest of the year, by the safe margin of three touchdowns. The victory was written by the fleetness of Harold " Shorty " Oslin, the power driving of Geisler, and the craftiness of Smith, which together proved to be too much for the fighting Baylor Bears. Smith scored twice, as Oslin scored one touchdown. Baylor showed a strong defense throughout the game, as well as a threatening offense, yet failed to produce an individual star. WILSON 30



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u w u u (I u u W II « u II II « MORGAN | " Smitty " shows the boys from A. and M. how it ' s done — in preparation for his duties there next Fall on the coaching staff. T. C. U. Although decisively outplaying their Texas opponents, the Gents were unable to put forth the extra punch for a score when, for the third consec- utive time in three weeks, they played to a scoreless deadlock against the T. C. U. Frogs in the Fair Grounds stadium. Again, as in the Texas U. game, the Gents had a touchdown play called back, due to a penalty. Os- 1 i n, in the first quarter, got loose off-tackle and raced sixty-five yards to cross the Frog goal line and score the only touchdown of the game, which was ruled no-good due to holding. All throughout the game, the Gents demonstrated a superior brand of football, most of the game being played in the Frogs ' territory. Smith, Centenary ' s great field-general, dominated the Gents ' offensive, exhibiting a versatility of skill rarely found in one man. The scoreless tie again presenting itself in the Gents ' camp was reason enough for the appropriate dedication, " You ' re getiin ' to be a habit with me. " TEXAS A. M. Displaying a brilliant and much improved offensive as well as a stub- born defense, the Gents ran up the astounding score of 20-0 over the Texas Farmer. Oslin again proved to be the individual star as he raced 74 yards through the entire A. M. team, at one time and forty yards another to score touchdowns. Geisler scored the other touchdown, being on the receiving end of an almost impossible pass from Smith. It was just an- other case of too much of " The Three Musketeers, " Oslin, Smith and Geisler. The Aggies offered a scoring threat several times, but were soon stopped by the strong Gent defense. UNION With the first string eleven being retired to the se- curity of the bench after the first quarter, the Cen- tenary reserves romped to an easy 47-0 victory over Union University Bulldogs from Jackson, Tennessee. The game was featured by a brilliant 77-yard jaunt by Orville Justus, a speedy reserve half, coming into the game for Oslin. Glumac and Sellers also showed up well, bearing the brunt of the Centenary offense during the latter part of the game. At no time were the Gents in serious danger, presenting a stubborn forward wall defense and a smoothly clicking offense. SELLERS 82 WILLIAMS

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