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help topple gridiron records
Versatility was the key worcl for both the Varsity
and Reserve football teams. With many players going
both ways, on offense as well as defense, the teams
were well stocked with ambitious talent.
Another key factor last season was the team spirit
that Coach Lovich, Coach Cosens, and Coach Ford helped
instill in the varsity players, having them receive blue
stocking caps which they wore during the year. The
whole varsity was also treated to a spaghetti dinner at
Bob Santilli's house after the Homecoming game.
Getting the future stars of the varsity ready to take
the places of the leaving Seniors, the Reserve team
posted a 4-win against l-loss league record. With this
talent, the varsity looks forward to a winning team.
Giving their encouragement to their teammates on the field, Bolo
Santilli, Dennis Lang, and Chet Wasilewski cheered Vlctol'Y-
Coach Lovich iabovei discussed an out-of-bounds play that the official
had lust called on Franklin, After hauling in another pass from Quarter-
back Charlie Wiggins, end Chris Lang iupper leftl struggled forward with
a Bentley defender hanging on his back.
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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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Just getting of? a "Bomb" before he was hit was Charlie Wiggins lupper rightj,
whose throwing and field leadership guided the Patriots to the league title.
Twisting away from a would-be tackler, Pete MacLean ran for extra yardage.
Coming through the line "Iike gangbusters" Pat Nael and Bob Hollandsworthfbelowj
combined their efforts to knock off another Bentley running back. Scooting
around the left end of the line, Gary Sica frightj scored another one of the more
than twenty Franklin touchdowns the gridders posted last year.
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