Lamar High School - Orenda Yearbook (Houston, TX)

 - Class of 1949

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Lamar High School - Orenda Yearbook (Houston, TX) online yearbook collection, 1949 Edition, Page 138 of 162
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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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133 The Spvrw Yfear 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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"A" TEAM FOOTBALL Front row: Kostial, Brodnax, Olsen, Sanderson, Bullen, Hamilton, Peterson, Leslie Second row: Teas, Porter, Horton, Lomax, Cole, Stone, Carson, Chanslor, Cobb, Grubbs Third row: Coach Schulze, Shudde, Schulte, Smith, Garth, Jax J., Pontikes, Carpe, Graham, Grafton, Curry, Coach Hartung Back row: Davidson, Bintliff, Paul, Paine, Ford, Rawlins, Gwin, Riviere, Jax T., Cutrer, Swartz Lamar's line should be commended for their fine work during the season. They were hard and vicious blockers, hustling on both offense and defense. Their defensive record for the past season is especially good. Lamar started working out during the third week in August. The Dad's Club put up lights so that the team might work out after the heat of day had gone. The first week after school started, Lamar got into its regular season. The season was an unusually good one as far as the weather was concerned. The Reagan game was the only game played on a muddy field. The coaches, the managers, the cheerleaders, and the student body may find just cause for pride in the accomplishments of the 1948 footbaal team. FOOTBALL "B" TEAM Front row: Clinton, Dingwall, Bullen, Alcorn, Woodman, Beggs, Hooton, Canall, Scherer, Begnaud Second row: Lee, Barton, Charlton, Selber, Brown, Russo, Howard, Evans, Dickson, Ruhm, Ownby Third row: Coach Pepper Glidden, Rice, Perry, Barnett, Boyd, Biggs, Collins, Stephens, Heath, Duckett, Brewer, Coach Bussa Fourth row: A. Brown, Tomlinson, Spillios, Houseworth, Landig, Nix, McMenemy, Porros, Moore, Street, Daniels, Hall

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