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Page 116 text:
VARSITY FOOTBALL. Front Row: Dennis Lang, Dan Thorpe, Chris Little,
Frank Rekieta, Rick Wight, Charles Wiggins, Bob Rogalski, Tom Olst,
Mike Goldman, Harlen Ziegenhagen, Dan Ryskamp. Second Row: Bob
Martzloft, Mike Slavin, Dave Yoshikawa, Gary Sica, Dave Cizmas, Jim
Bernard, Jan Stool, Bill Thomas, Mark Beltchenko, Bob Santilli, Archie
Leib, Pete Maclean, Charles Brooks, Frank Kasperak, Jim Hall. Third Row:
Coach Walter Cosens, Bob Dietz, Doug Sutton, Pat Neal, Ken Vitali,
Dick McAdam, Mike Lindstrom, Chris Lang, Coach James Ford, Jef?
Kind, Jerry Sabo, Chet Waailewski, Dave Smith, Bob Hollandswort, Terry
Harris, Wayne Florida, Paul Cervenan, Paul Pitt, Coach George Lovich,
Eluding Bentley players, Dan Thorpe wove his way through the
opposition, bringing the Franklin Patriots ever closer to a victory.
1968 VARSITY FOOTBALL RECORD
36 Romulus 6
19 Redford Union 13
31 John Glenn 0
25 Groves 0
17 Thurston 13
6 North Farmington 27
35 - Oak Park 0
T4 Bentley 13
1968 RESERVE FOOTBALL RECORD
25 Redford Union 13
7 John Glenn 6
2 Groves 0
33 Thurston 6
13 North Farmington 39
7 Oak Park 26
13 Bentley 25
Page 115 text:
1968 CROSS COUNTRY. Front row: Gene Hughes, Bruce Jonaz, Dave
Collins, Curt Steinhauer, Jack Clark, John Pelliter, Kurt Miller, Jim
Kosteva, Bob Yuhasz, Bob Marzewski, John Richardson, Charles Harris.
Back row: Coach Robert Holmes, Bill Moran, Adolph Cwik, Tom O'Leary,
Mark Richardson, Tom Carlson, Keith Goodwin, Ken Collins, Jim Lefler,
Jim McDonald, Clit? VanTuyl, Jason Kroes, Stuart Casey, Louis Lee, .lim
Cutright, Steve Zentz, Dave Newcomb, Dave Buckman, Dave Zimmerman,
John Pelliter "stripped down" and started to prepare himself mentally
for an important race as Coach Holmes gave him some moral support.
earn 3rd place league Finish
Cross Country ran to a third-place tinish in 1968
Northwest Suburban League competition, but their sus-
tained enthusiasm deserved a solid gold trophy.
Led by Dave Collins, Jack Clark and Jim Kosteva,
the team started the year slowly, deliberately, but could
not make up the lost ground by the end of the season.
This situation was the only tarnish on Coach Holmes'
mutually satisfactory debut in Cross Country.
Although Franklin will lose as much talent by grad-
uation as will league leaders Groves and North Farm-
ington, a crop of novice runners are moving up to chal-
lenge for varsity spots as Patriot harriers.
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RESERVE FOOTBALL. Front Row: Dan Mager, Mark Lehto,
Mark Higdorg, Clyde Croslen, Bob Donat, Verne Williams, Joe
Tiano, Tim Dippert, Steve Floyd, Ron Genrich, Mike Kobiata,
Don Opland. Second Row: Frank Ancona, Jim Griltin, Mike
Jinnett, Bill Gibson, Scott Louis, Stu Klaus, Ken Kind, Terry
Moss, Dennis Volchoff, Mike Font, Tim Hansz, Al Prendergast,
Randy Whalen. Third Row: Coach Armand Vigna, Coach
Gerry Cullin, Rick Smithers, Dave Epskamp, Jerry Hoetger, John
Nemazi, Andy Kovalchik, Gary Stearns, Jim Craig, Roger
Lang, John Rich, Ken Kasperak, Tim Ferry, Coach Edward
Hill, Ray Rondy.
Facial expressions helped relate the story about a football game. Archie Leib
ileftl looks on disbelieving after a long gain by the opposition. But in a brighter
moment Coach Cosens and Chris Lung labovel showed that they approved to
the action that was taking place on the field at the time.
Franklin gridclers explode to title,
league champions again
Leading the league again the Franklin Patriots football
team copped the Northwest Suburban Athletic Association crown.
With a 8 win and l loss overall and 4 and 1 in league.
Led by Charlie Wiggins and Chris Lang, the oFFensive team
exploded for a total of T83 points while the defensive team, led
by Mark Beltchenko and Pat Neal, held opposing teams to only
72 points which helped the gridders reach the title.
Every game was important to the players and team sup-
porters but the biggest victories were the Homecoming win over
Oak Park 135-OJ and the come from behind triumph, 14 to 13,
over crosstown rivals Bentley.
With the reinstatement of Saturday afternoon contests and
the addition of maiorettes to the marching band and the im-
prOVem9I'1i of the playing helped increase team support.
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