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Back row Coach W aterman Jack Hme jam NICC bb Vlftlson Xlexgle Bob XICX ox Richard KN agner Charles Poxsson Bob Iee Don
lxranenberr., Bull Akers Arn ld Oake n nm Ford Iohn Gardner and Lawrence Calahan fmanagerl Second row jack Coon John
R uley ll alter C rnenl llarley llmkley Bxll Nlettam Rus ell Buck Btb Nlcl aughhn and Jim Gork Front row Rnd Black Jack
Busch Dxck Fletcher Bxll Barnett Brahm llalkewrtz Dick Boyer and Jam llxller
For the hard fivhtmff Ploneer Grldders the 1944
football season proxed a fateful but comparatnelx
ucce sful year Vllth the loss of most of hlS expe
rlenced first strmg squad Coach Reed Vl aterman had
hls doubts about the ablllty of the green team whlch
came out for practnee earlx 1n the fall to make a
reputable showmff affalnst some of the experienced
teams on the opposlnv schedule Captaln Bud Poms
on and ,llm Ford reserwe centfr were the only
rcmamlnv experlenced vrld member to spark the
new team on nts w ax
As lf to reverse any prevlous expectatlon the
first game played avamst the Uttawa Indlans pros ed
the ablhty of the team to gnc staunch backlnv to the
offensne leads of Polsson and quarterback ,lack
Hlnes East held the Red 'llen to seven points
puttmg up a hard strong fight and throw mv a scare
1nto the boss from the Hllls by a stuff thlrd perlod
offensne whxch barelx m1 sed nettlnv a tally but
left the score 7 0 1n fax or of Ottawa
QCCOYICIIYIU the motxon of the capahlllty of the
Ploneer squad came East s first uctory bx a score of
19 7 HUHIIINI Comstock Park Paced bs Hines pass
Inv offen ne and backed up bx drlxes and runs hx
Poisson and McVoy the bows from East rolled ox er
Comstock wlth touehdow ns by 'llcl ox Gardner and
Howutr a dlQh63I'lt?lllllU deftat wa handed tht
Ploneer bx the Rockford Rams followlnv a hard
fouffht eunlx matched t1lt For the firt time Ill
Crand lalley lllQtOI'X East succumb d to the more
experlenccd Rams to the tune of 6 0
Proxmfr that xou cant keep Hood w arrxor down
Pm on and quarterback ,llm Cork led the Ploneer
to a lg 0 xxctorw oxer the X lklnvs of W xommfv Park
NOXICCQ or not the East ball carrlers showed defi
nltelx that they were a powerful team
If more dCClQlNC proof were needed the 2.37
defeat handed to the touvh Grandulle Rulldovs by
the Pxoneers was lt By a combxnatlon of a Great
xarlets of plays both on the ground and ln the alr
the East men outwltted and outmaneuvered the
Temporarlly dampemnv the Ploneer serles of wms
came a 7 0 defeat at the hands of Lee The Rebel
trounced the boys from the Lake royalls but falled
to weaken the PIOIIGCI' sp1r1t
Maklnv a stronv comeback the East boys wlth
Jlm lVI1ller shmmv forth as a star succeeded
downmd the Lowell eleven 136 Bw makmg spec
tacular runs for both touchdowns Muller Uamed
fine defense the Pxoneers held Lowell to one tally
Clmchmff a hard earned thlrd spot by tramplmv
oxer Codw 1n s Vlolwerxnes ln a death march of 41 0
the PIOIIPC rs flI'llQllCd the season 1n fine f8SlllOll ex
ceedlnv all earher cxpectatxons
Captain POIQQOD was wotcd unanimously to the
all conference team ,llm lVIcCobh Blll Aker and
Roh Lee also recened places on the honor team
kaluable experlence was Uamed bs the up and
comme team that wxll form the nucleus for a stronv
and able squad next season Comblned wlth seural
promlslnff plaxers from the second team whos
plendld practlces and scrlmmaves last fall dl
plaxed fine football abxlltw the Eat Und team of
19-la should proxe a tronv and formldable contends r
for the Grand lallex trophx and wlll undoubtedlx
be an orffamzatlon of whlch our chool max be
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