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BERNARD RIVIERE C505
SANDY sANosRsoN assi
GERHART SCHULTE C465
LAMAR vs. MILBY
ln this game, the final of the Houston
Conferencefthe Indians released a fine
offensivegame the first half and a stalwart
defense in the second. Lamar scored both
touchdowns in the 'second period, then
turned the ball over to Milby.VJack Carson
ond Bobby Cobb were defensive standouts
in the second half. Milby ace, Don Carpen-
ter, was held in check the entire evening.
LAMAR vs. THOMAS JEFFERSON
Lamar barely slipped ,by the Thomas
Jefferson Mustangs to advance to the'Big
City Finals. Hamilton on a 'brilliantlyexef
cugted lateral ploy from Pontikes scoredithe
first Lamar touchdown. Lewis Cutrer took
a pass for the second after the Ponies had
knotted the count. A 73 yard iaunt by S. M.
Meeks gave the Mustangs their second
touchdown. The important. try for extra
point was blocked by Tommy Jax, -
LAMAR vs. ARLINGTON HElGHTS
Dropping the only game of the season to
the powerful Yellow Jackets, Lamar failed
to bring home the State Championship.
Hiindered by injuries received in the Jeffer-
son game, Lamar's offensive was subnor-
mal. The Redskin line played great ball,
but breaks gave Arlington a two touch-
down lead. A terrific wind making it diffi-
cult to pass and punt, put the lndians in
serious trouble more than once that after-
noon. A ' ,
JOHN SHUDDE C475
HARVEY SMITH C455
SPENCER STONE C425
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SAMMY HAMILTON C301
KENNY HORTON C381
TOMMY JAX C401
vs. JEFF DAVIS
The Redskins were terrific in
the famous Davis aerial game Lamar
gumpd to on early lead and scored
every period but the second The lndran
line shined as they got the jump on
Davis line at every snap Spencer Stone
turned in the gem of the game with a 90
yard touchdown gallop.
LAMAR vs. REAGAN
Bull Chanslor paced the lndlans to their
seventh straight victory by tallying both
touchdowns. The Lamar lme played
DON OLSEN C3l1
KEN PAUL C581
GEORGE PONTIKES C351
ball In most parts allowing the Bulldogs
to reach only the 29 yard line. Lamarrtes
will remember the foul weather as this was
the only game played under such conditions.
LAMAR vs. AUSTIN
Lamar in downing Austin made the Milby
game the all important game. Austin as
a whole was very unimpressive, Once they
drove to the 4 yard line but again the regu-
lars took hold and stopped them. Sammy
Hamilton with his iorring tackles shined
in the Redskin defense.
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Lamar fielded another fast interesting ball club. Coach Don Longcope lived up
to his title of "Fire Chief" and led his cagers in their fire wagon attack. The team
started practicing soon after school opened. With the beginning of the Christmas
Holidays the Lamar cagers journeyed to Conroe to play in the Shrine Tournament.
They dropped their second game of the tournament to Milby. The first weekend in
January Lamar won the Houston Jaycee Tournament by beating Sam Houston in the
finals. Lamar made fine showing in all their Tournament games and placed two boys
on the All-Tournament five. George Pontikes and Larry Hogue were the sparks and
All-Tournament selections of the Redskins.
ln the middle of January, Lamar played in the Huntsville Tournament without
the services of the ex-footballers. The Indians advanced to the quarter finals before
being ousted by a finalist club.
At the end of the season, Lamar found itself in a tie with San Jacinto for second
place. There was a play-off series to determine who would represent Houston in
the Big City play-offs. Lamar lost in successive games to the hustling, straight-
George Pontikes and Don Olsen were elected co-captains of the basketball team.
Pontikes was also the city's top scorer and Lamar's only member of the All-City
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