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

 - Class of 1940

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Lloyd Hearne Tackle Bob Barrie Back Weenie Bynum Back Nedd Looney End Next on the Gents ' long and hard schedule were the Hardin-Simmons Cowboys. The Gentlemen came through the game at the short end of a 7-6 score after outplaying the Cowboys in every way, shape and form. It was a tough break for the Gents and a thrill for the spectators when McKinnon, Hardin-Simmons quarter- back, received a kickoff on his own five yard line and ran 95 yards for a touchdown, a few seconds after Centenary had scored on the visitors and failed to kick the extra point. On September 30, Trainer Gibson packed the suits of the Gentlemen and they journeyed to College Station where they were defeated by the nation ' s leading football team, 14 to 0. With jarring John Kimbrough scor- ing both touchdowns against the bandaged Gents, the Cadets hit the jackpot for the first time in seven games between the teams and decisively buried the long jinx before 10,000 home fans. Kimbrough ' s destructive power made the difference in this game. It was not easy going, but the Texas Aggies combined sheer power with a running attack to put the Centenary team to rout. After losing their third straight game the Gents caught the train for a game with Rice Institute of Houston. Ernie Lain, Rice halfback, pitched the Owls to a 13-0 victory over the well drilled Gents in the game in Houston Saturday night. The Owls simply had too many guns for the badly outweighed, crippled Cente- nary team that nevertheless stopped effectively Rice ' s vaunted running attack. Twice during the game the sturdy Centenary defense turned aside serious Rice scoring threats. Throughout the game, the Gentlemen impressed the 12,000 crowd with their daring and with their utmost disregard for Rice ' s physical advant- ages.

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THE OPENING KICKOFF Alvin Birkelbach Captain Murphy, end or the Genls, and a Southwestern delense man reach ior a high one. James Barnes Back J. F. WlLKINS Back Football, which has been clamoring for atten- tion during the past years, dropped to its lowest ebb during the 1939 schedule. The Gents lost nine straight games, tied one and won two. Those downstate Demons from Louisiana State Normal, supported by a rooting-tooting train- load of enthusiastic fans, invaded Shreveport and Centenary most successfully for the open- ing game of Centenary ' s season. This game was played under lights and was a great dis- appointment for the players as well as the en- thusiastic fans of the Gents. Boasting the best team in years, Normal was pointing to this game as second to none in importance and let nothing stand in the way of their goal. The Gentlemen were at a loss from the first kickoff to the blowing of the final whistle.



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GENTS MEET Ed Whitehurst Back Leon Allen Guard Maurice Padgett Center Joe Staples Guard Ray Mayeaux Guard The next defeat came at the hands of the Ole Miss Rebels. Ole Miss, empha- sizing speed and the strongest running attack Centenary encountered all sea- son, had far too many weapons for the Maroon and White and won 34-0. The Centenary Gentlemen fought bravely to break their long losing streak and led for a half, but weakened in the closing period of the game under the manpower of the Golden Hurricane, which squeezed out a 15-7 victory. Hard luck seemed to be trailing the Gents when a field goal and an intercepted pass resulted in additional scores for Tulsa and destroyed the 7-6 lead which Cen- tenary had maintained throughout the first half. Scoring a touchdown after the first two minutes of play and scoring in the second and fourth quarters, the T.C.U. Horned Frogs beat the Gentlemen 21-0 at the game played at the State Fair before stands filled with boosters of both schools. All the glory of the game did not go to the Frogs, however, for Jones and Holloway played an excellent game for the Gents before injuries forced them from the field.

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