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

 - Class of 1940

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TOUGH FOES The Gents ran into a new complication at Tuscon. The clock didn ' t move last enough, and consequently they were defeated in the last 15 seconds of the game when Arizona cracked down with scoring fury and punched the score- board with the only touchdown the game developed. The Gents came out of their season ' s losing streak but had only a draw to show for the turning point of their disastrous gridiron campaign. The battle was strictly a punting duel with Charles Calhoun of Texas Tech opposing Weenie Bynum and Max Bowerman. When the athletes were not chasing down punts or blocking to protect the kicker, they were slipping about on uncertain footing chasing a free ball. Fourteen fumbles were committed, and this is more re- markable due to the fact that only 28 plays were run from scrimmage. The miscues proved costly to each team, but the opposition was never able to capitalize on the errors. Curtis Jones Tackle James Campbell Guard John Clark Back Dub Partin Tackle F. M. May Back After a week of holding their own the Gents got back on the losing end and lost to the Baylor Bears 13-6.

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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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Max Bowerman Back Merrel Lewellen Center Ted Olzack End Jimmie Patterson End GENTS The long sought for football victory by the Centenary College Gents arrived when the Maroon and White turned back the Southwestern University Lynx of Mem- phis 13-7. It was the final game at Centenary stadium for thirteen seniors of the local squad. Those saying farewell to the students of Centenary were Joe Steeples, Leon Allen, Aubrey Bardon, Curtis Jones, Dub Partin, Nedd Looney, Jimmie Patterson, Ted Olzack, Ed White- hurst, Weenie Bynum, John Clark, Max Bowerman, and Alvin Birkelback. After battling scoreless the first half the Gents came through to win 19-0 over the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at Ruston. It was the second victory of the season for the Gents and their tenth in twelve engagements with the Bulldogs since 1921. BEAT Leon Apgar End Aubrey Bardon Tackle

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