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

 - Class of 1935

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Parker through the center of Loyola ' s line. Gents Smother Hendrix Centenary ' s gridiron machine, geared to its highest speed of the season, clicked off points in every period to roll over Hendrix College of Conway, Arkansas, by a score of 28 to 0. A large crowd watched Curtis Parker ' s Gentlemen brush aside the Warriors ' defense f°r, their third vic- tory of the season and a slate clean of defeats. An aggressive attack led by Captain Ray Parker. sparkling senior fullback, and fleet Bill Burch. former Junior College halfback, who carried the burden of the smashing drives and cleverly supported by the for- ward wall tlut fought with commendable skill and grit. brought the triumph. Scoring three touchdowns, displaying power, skill, and deception, marked " Buddy " Parker a truly great football warrior and without dovAt the outstanding and mo. ' t valuable football player on the Centenary 1934 team. Parker averaged better than nine yards per trial in piling up a gain of 103 yards on his running plays. Combined with Parker ' s eighteen point , were Burch ' s touchdown and Chester Weidman ' s field goal. The game was featured also bv the stellar playing of Hooper, Baker. Robinson, Williams. Binion and C. Parker in the line. Oklahoma Scores Lucky Win Over Centenary Although outplaying and outclassing their opposition in all stages of the game, the Centenary College Gen- tlemen fell victims to a lucky break, a blocked punt in the last ten minutes of the tilt, when the Ok ' ahoma University Sooners turned the break into a touchdown to hand the Maroon and White agcregation their first defeat in two years, halting the Gents record at 25 victories. The score was 7-0. The fighting Gentlemen checked every onslaught of the highly-touted Sooners to the extent that the 10.000 spectators loudly applauded their exploits on the grid- iron that afternoon in the Norman. Oklahoma, stadium. They held " Nig " Robinson, stellar back, and Cassius Gentry, all-conference tackle, at bay all afternoon. During stages of the game the Gents had three op- portunities to score, only to lose the ball on some un- fortunate break. They lost a total of 60 yards by penal- ties of delaying the game and the illegal use of the hand-. The Centenary team met defeat in this manner: With only ten minutes left to play, Jack Harris, lankv Sooner winuman. blocked a Centenary punt, the ball rolling to the five-yard line where Jeff Coker picked up the ball and dashed for a touchdown. ft was victory in defeat for the fighting Gentlemen. BAKER HOHMANN 4 %■ BINION

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n 21 ■1 Buddy rips off tackle for 18 yards against Loyola. Ob Gents Win First Two Tilts of Season The Centenary College football team, under the new coaching administration of Curtis Parker and E. T. Renfro, opened the 1934 football campaign with two Louisiana victories, beating Louisiana College, 13-0, and Louisiana State Normal, 16-0. Commencing the season on foreign soil before a crowd of 6,000 spectators with Coach Curtis Parker using practically every athlete on the squad for the purpose of finding out a formality of astrong nu eus, the Gents edged out a 13-point victory over the Wild- cats of Pineville, La. The Maroon-clad Gentlemen tallied all their points in the first half. In the first quarter, after Captain Ray Parker had plunged through the Wildcats forward wall for considerable yardage to bring the ball to the seven-yard stripe. Bill Burch. who played great ball throughout the tilt, scored the initial touchdown. The second touchdown was made in the second quarter, when " Pug " ' Crowther tossed a beautiful 43-yard pass into the arms of Howard Hooper, who galloped the re- maining distance for the six points, crossing the goal line unmolested. Playing the second encounter before a home crowd of 5,000 fans, the Gents added the second victim to their list, defeating Louisiana Normal, 16-0. Partici- pating in the scoring were Ray Parker, Louis Mc- Corkle, and Chester Weidman. All the Maroon and White players played a fine brand of ball, with Coach Parker again making repeatable changes. These two victories prolonged the Centenary unde- feated record, since the close of the 1931 season, to 24 games. •WEBB CROWTHER TOWNSON 41 TSt WEIDMAN



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r f Burch starts on a 90-yard run for a touchdown against T. C. U. Centenary Subdues Texas A. M. 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, the Maroon and White football eleven defeated the Texas A. M. Aggies, by a score of 13-0. 10.000 spectators that jammed the Purple stadium at Beaumont, Texas, saw Homer Norton ' s former pu- pils give his Aggies a defeat. Norton, formerly Cen- tenary mentor, was appointed Athletic Director at the College Station School al the close of the 1933 sea- son. Norton ' s 1933 Centenary eleven was given the dis- tinction as the twelfth best team in the United States. A great battle of three scoreless periods was broken in the four th quarter, when Howard Hooper, sensa- tional sophomore end, intercepted an Aggie pass and galloped 53 yards for the Centenary initial touchdown. An aggressive attack that started from their own 25- yard line executed by Eddie Townson, Ray Parker, and Bill Burch. stellar ball-carriers, brought the ball to the Aggies ' 3-yard marker, where Captain Parker slashed off tackle for the final touchdown. The game was featured by the fighting of both lines. Herman Stacks, ace wingman, played a whale of a game, as did Walter Hohmann, and Fred Williams. Eddie Townson, who sprinted off for some nice gains, and Bill Burch, who halted the Farmers ' onslaught on various occasions by intercepting their passes, played commendable ball also. Gents Score Stirring Football Upset by Rocking Texas Centenary defeated Texas by a score of 9-6. In that sentence is packed all the deep excitement of the most popular drama that football or any other sport knows, the rise of the team without a chance, the re- fusal of the underdog to play the role that has been assigned to him. There were no flukes about this Centenary victory over the Longhorns, who two weeks prior defeated the Irish of Notre Dame, 7-6. It was the accurate and edu- cated toe of an athlete, who established himself as the hero of heroes, Captain Raymond " Buddy " Parker. With the score 6-6 and only one minute left to play, Parker, standing on the 13-yard line booted a beautiful field goal to give the Centenary team its margin of victory. With Texas leading. 6 0. the Gents tied the score when Conway Baker, 215-pound stellar tackle, who BURCH GUILLORY « to COHEN M?

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