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S. Cicero Gezich Stokes Carter Killen Svhinsk The following Saturday the In- dians won their first home game against Edinboro 20-0. Early in the first half the Redskins were deep in Edinboro territory. Fred Ruthko plunged savagely off tackle for the first tally followed by Ted Grundy ' s kick making the score 7-0. Late in the first half Nosal ran 37 yards for a second tally with Ted Grundy once more converting to make the score 14-0. In the fourth quarter Grundy circled the end and went over for the final tally. Next came the celebration of the year, Home- coming Day, with Slippery Rock providing the competition and what competition it turned out to be, for the visitors scalped the home team 13-0 in a sea of mud. Although the Indians acquired more first downs than did the opponents, they lacked that scoring punch. It was in the lirst quarter that Johnny Kaufman hitting off his own right tackle broke through the Indiana forward wall and ran 37 yards to score for the Rockets. Kline ' s kick for the extra point was good, putting Slippery Rock in the lead 7-0. It was then that Denbow in the second period hitting off tackle went over for the final enemy score, making it 13-0. Indiana threatened only one time during the game, that being in the third quarter. The hrsf two are the toughest. 130
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The three weeks of practice and drill were climaxed when the In- dians travelled to Lock Haven to open the 1939 foorhall season atrainst an ever-threateninij team which the Indians had failed for many seasons to conquer. The Lock Haven team took the Indiana eleven into camp by the score of 7-0 durint a continuous downpour which added to the difH- culties of the lighter Indiana team. Indiana won the toss, elected to re- ceive, taking and fumbling the ball on their own forty-five. Lock Haven recovered and two plays later also fumbled this time with Indiana recovering. Two exchanges of kicks found Indiana with the ball on the opponent ' s thirty-four yard line. On three successive first downs the Indians took the ball into enemy territory to the four-yard line but lost the ball on downs. Two more exchanges of kicks and the Indians again had the ball on Lock Haven ' s forty-yard line, starting another drive which ended on Lock Haven ' s eighteen after two successive first downs. Out to avenge the previous Saturday ' s defeat the Indians rode rough-shod over a big Bloomsburg team to the tune of 33-0. Time after time Ted Grundy and Fred Ruthko ripped off large gains against the Bloomsburg line. Credit for the touch- downs went to Ruthko, Killen, Grundy, Stokes, and Nosal. Miller McElliocs Harklcroad Brant Schwing Hovanec Where to now, little man ' 129
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' f l} ' f • The Indians defeated the State Champs, Manslield, 7-6 in tlie hard- est-fought battle of the year. The Indians scored the first touchdown in the first minute and six seconds of the opening period. In the mid- dle of the final period, Dowd lired a pass to Cunningham for the hosts ' lone tallv. The following Saturday Indiana entertained the undefeated and un- tied Clarion team who had high hopes of the State Championship. The best the visitors could do against the Indians was a 12-12 tie. Clarion ' s first tally came in the second period. A few minutes later Indiana had the ball on the Clarion 40. Schwing passed to Hohn for the first Indiana score. Schwing went over for the final Indian score 12-6. Clarion retaliated with an- other touchdown which knotted the game at 12-12. The Indians for the first time in three years de- feated California 19-6. In the first period Ruthko crashed over for the first tally with Grundy kicking the extra point making the score 7-0. Early in the second half McEIhoes scored from the 18-yard line. In the fourth period Indiana scored its third touch- down. Shippensburg opposed Indiana in its wind-up game. The Indians scored on Schwing ' s pass to Balionis. Molnar made the first enemy score. In the final quarter Sybinsky made the last score. Zoffuco Ruthko Gnagy M. Cicero Hohn Motovich It nught be good— It IS good ' ni
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