Hoopeston High School - Picayune Yearbook (Hoopeston, IL)

 - Class of 1926

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Vllll Ill m PICAYUNE m at the half standing 16 to 8. Catlin was not to be outdone and came back strong and played H. H. S. to a stand still, but when the final gun sounded the score showed that Catlin was nosed out by a one point margin. Hoopeston's superior playing in the first half had won them victory. H. H. S., 243 Oakwood, 10 Our second game was with Oak- wood and again H. H. S. proved su- perior. Oakwood played a hard game the first half and it ended 9 to 2 in favor of Hoopeston. The hard after- noon game began to tell on Oakwood and Coach Brasel's cage squad piled up a large score. This allowed him to remove some of his regulars and give them a good rest for the next game. By winning this game we entered the semi-finals, our opponent being the strong East Lynn five. H. H. S., 263 East Lynn, 17 Hoopeston had been beaten by this team three times this season, but Coach Brasel's team was now work- ing to perfection, and needed this game to enter the finals. The game started fast with Hoopeston sinking the first basket. Hoopeston was then never headed and held the lead throughout the game. From the start until the finish Hoopeston took East Lynn by surprise, and our players were always breaking up East Lynn's plays before they got under way. The Hoopeston players came back on the fioor in the second half determined to hold the lead and, with each member of the squad playing his best game of the season, ended the winning streak of the county champs. This was one of the cleanest and best played games of the tournament. H. H. S., 83 Danville, 8 Danville was doped to win the tour- nament and they had little difficulty in defeating our worn out team. The Hoopeston players seemed tired from the afternoon's game with East Lynn and were unable to hit their usual stride. Danville took the lead from the start and held it throughout. Hoopeston's plucky little five, know- ing they were playing against odds, came back in the second half deter- mined to fight. Hoopeston fought an uphill battle throughout, but the scrappy little players always had the old H. H. S. fighting spirit. Coach Brasel used several formations to win, but Danville's lead was too great. ' 1 ti D 'll 9 sbhlflf ll ll ll ilhib ' 'V'-'ms' 4f,:.1v.'-. mf'--5'.-Q.: .w i S2 88 FORECASTING 5 The student body and sport follow- ers of H. H. S. are looking forward to a successful season in all branches of athletics. We should have one of the most sucessful seasons in years be- cause in all branches of athletics there is a complete squad of letter men left. The basketball squad seems to have the best chance for a cham- pionship team, only two regulars be- ing lost. Other schools in the county lose a number of star performers, and, while new teams are being formed at these schools, our coach will have prkactically his same basketball team e t. The football team should do won- ders again next season, there being eleven letteri men left. Captain Bell and Cardiff will be the only men left in the backfield and around these an- other backfield will have to be formed. Captain Bell plays a halfback posi- tion and is one of the best backsin the county, while Cardiff will handle the team at the quarter position. Nelson and Duley have been devel- oped -into a great pair of fiankmen Page Thirty-Nine Llml lmm

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