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Lee Delaney CLeakyJ Guard
Weight 145 lbs. Height 5 Ft. 8 In.
Delaney is one of the fellows on whom
our hopes for next year's team are based.
George Scurr fGordieJ Half
Weight 145 lbs.. Height 5 Ft. 8 In.
Gordie was a continual thorn in the
flesh of the enemy, on defense. His
speciality was breaking up passes.
Kenneth Bowman fljansyj Tackle
Weight 160 lbs. Height 5 Ft. 9 In.
If big football shoes makes a.good
football player' Pansy is sure the stuff.
Bulky and knows how to use it.
Merle Smith CSmittyJ End
Weight 150 lbs. Height 5 Ft. 9 In.
Although not a star, he was a good
steady, dependable football player. He
was in every play.
Frank Strahl CSpeakeJ Center
Weight 155 lbs. Height 5 Ft. 11 In.
Speake combined track and football
whenever he played. His speciality was
running a man down from behind.
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THE 1923 SEASON
Not only was the season a success from the point of view of victories and defeats
but also because some mighty valuable material was developed that should be real
assets in the next two years. Last years graduation took all but Strunce from the
backfield and left several holes in the line to be filled at the start of this season which
made it a real task to build a winning team for this year. Around Parker, Bradley,
Huntington, Meredith and Williams the line problem looked easy and all of the diffi-
culty was expected in the backfield. Into the line Yant and Brotherton filled in mak-
ing a good line and one that would have given mighty good account of themselves if
they had remained together the whole season. Several combinations were tried in the
back field, including Burt, Strunce, Cook, Scurr in one combination and Mitchell, Lewis
brothers, Kenworthy and Young in another combination.
The first three weeks of the season was spent in learning the rudiments and then
we settled down to one of the hardest schedules that Creston ever played. Lenox came
to Irving field for the first game and found a resting place for the game was a com-
paritively easy one for Creston. The game was never in doubt and every man on the
squad was given a chance to show his worth. The final score was 54 to 0. The next
game with Osceola had to be called at the half because of rain wi h both players and
spectators soaked. Three times during the half had Creston carried the ball to the five
yard line only to fumble it while Osceola never once showed any offense to worry the
The following day Creston took a trip to lVit. Ayr and administered a 12 to 0 de-
feat but not without difficulty and grief. For here it was that old man hard luck
started his machine and when the battle was over Creston was without the services of
Milo Parker, one of the best high school linesman in the state.
Atlantic highly tooted came the next Saturday but found the going hard though
Parker was absent from the line up, and when it was all over the count stood Creston 7,
No one knows how close that Creston came to m2c'ing her Waterloo at Chariton,
but tho-se that attended the game. for it was not until the last quarter that Creston
scored and then on an intercepted pass which Williams accomplished after benz pulled
into the backfield.
The next Saturday the team journeyed to Red Oak. The Red Oak team proved
too much for the locals in the first quarter and ran up a score of 20 to 0 for the locals
to overcome. Creston never showed a sign of fight throughout the first half but when
the "pep injection" at the half took a hold, the Creston team swep the Red Oak team
off their feet and scored two touchdowns in a hurry and were on their way for another
when the whistle saved them, for the team was on Red Oaks 20 yard line and going
Rain tried to spoil the annual fight with Corning but the two rivals were not to
be denied, and on Monday the 'two locals fought it cutg and again it took another "pep
talk" during the.half to start the tram to overcome the three point lead that Corning
had at half time. In the third quarter Creston pushed ovcr two touchdowns and put
the game on ice.
Next Saturday at Leon Creston's inab lity to make points after the touchdowns
cost them a victory for the result was a tie 12 to 12.
But the next Saturday found Creston High facing the most formidable opponent
of the year and without the services of Parker, Broxhcrton, Cox and Yant. Dur ng the
first quarter Creston held the score to a 0 to 0 ,affair but then out went Meredith with
a twisted knee, then Huntington, then Williams and finally Strunce. All of the in-
juries were accidents but it was what s'tar.ed the Shenandoah team going. And when
the game ended Creston had received her worst defeat of the year. The score was
39 to 0. However we take off our hats to the Shenandoah team for they played hard
clean ball and Creston only asks a chance to get even.
On the following Thursday when everybody else but football men were feasting on
turkey Greenfield came down and turned a close game into a win by the score of 6 to
0, which she managed to push across during the third quarter.
The second team and the Freshmen deserve a great deal of credit for the way that
they stayed with the long hard grind and are responsible for the fact that more men
stayed out this year than ever before. About 45 men started the season and at no time
was there ever less than 30 to 35 coming out regular. It is this spirit that wins in
the long run and the fact that the seconds and Freshmen defeated Lenox once 19 to 7
and lost to Greenfield by the score 13 to '7 gives some idea of what you can expect of
them next year. ' ,
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