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Although at the time the Orenda goes to press our
sports parade is not yet completed, Lamar is continuing to
bring prestige in every athletic division.
Lamar's State Finalist football team, won the City Crown
for the third successive year, making Lamar the first school
to accomplish this feat. The highly polished Indians battled
through eleven games with only a tie marring their record.
They met their only defeat in the Big City Finals. Lamar
placed four boys on the All-City team. The Indians made
a defensive record unequaled this year by any other
Houston squad. The offensive prowess and speed will be
long remembered by their opponents and fans. At the
banquet All-City Bill Chanslor and All-State George
Pontikes were elected co-captains of the '48 eleven.
The speedy Lamar cagers finished the regular basketball
season deadlocked in second place with San Jacinto. They
missed the opportunity to represent Houston in the Big City
Championship games by losing the play-off series with the
Bears. Hardly a game was decided by more than five points.
Each was a thriller from the initial jump to the final gun.
The highlight of the season was the Jaycees Tournament,
which won for Lamar two large trophies. The interesting
style demonstrated by the Redskins brought many crowds
to the Public School "Gym." George Pontikes and Don
Olsen were elected co-captains of the '48-'49 season.
Managers Charles Heyer and Porter Johnson were great
helpers and an inspiration to the team.
Since Spring Sports have just started it will be hard to
predict the outcome. The Lamar track team, braced by
lettermen Gerhardt Schulte and Sam Hamilton, captains
of the '49 squad, will try to make it the third district crown
in as many years. Bobby Brodnax, Claude Hooton, Dudley
Epps, Benny Hood, George Buckstaff, Richard Black, and
other lettermen will attempt to pace the swimming team
to the third State Championship. The golfers, stalwarted
by Don Addington, Bernard Riviere, Floyd Addington, and
Bob Moncrief, are hoping to get past the winner-up spot
in state-a spot they reached last year. This season both
the tennis team and the baseball team are looking forward
to the prospect of adding many laurels to those already
won by the Lamar Indians.
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Page 138 text:
This hard-working trio spent many afternoons during the fall These are the men who coached the Lamar teams to
issuing equipment, washing jerseys, and taking care of the their many victories. Standing left to right are Bob
football team. They are football managers Hubert Leslie, Ben Schulze, George Hartung, Fred Pepper, and Donald
Kostial, and Bobby Brodnax. Longcope.
This year the Lamar Redskins added another feather to their football helmet. Operating under
their new coaches for the first time, Lamar became the first Houston school to win the City Title
three years in a row. Coaches Bob Schulze, George Hartung, and Fred Pepper were the brains behind
the Indian attack. Besides taking the city crown, Lamar advanced to the first Big City Conference
finals before bowing to Arlington Heights of Fort Worth for the state championship.
When the new coaches arrived, they brought with them a new offensive formation. This was
the "Y" formation as used by S.M.U. This "Y" enabled the team to make a large variety of speed
and power plays.
"ls everybody happy . . .?" Cheerleaders Sue Hastings, Bobby Carsey, Mavis Hardy, Al Hildreth, Clare Williams, and Dale
Fooshee get ready for the locomotive yell. Not in picture is Beech Mott who was injured at the beginning of the year and
was unable to lead yells until later in the season.
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