Peru State College - Peruvian Yearbook (Peru, NE)

 - Class of 1915

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Peru State College - Peruvian Yearbook (Peru, NE) online yearbook collection, 1915 Edition, Page 122 of 284
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In the meantime, hilarity reigned supreme upon the banks, and even if no one knew “what" he was doing, he knew “why.” 'I'lic last quarter was also a very interesting and profitable one for Peru. This time it was Janda who became serious and when that Bohemian gets anything into his head it takes more than words to get it out. It is this bull-dog determination that has put Janda where lie is and made him a great football player. We arc all proud of Vincent and thought it only just when he was chosen on the (hand Island All-State team. But let us finish this game. As we said before, Janda became serious and somehow, we can’t tell exactly. he just started out on a gallop and trampled upon everybody until he was ready to fall over the line, which was easy enough after he had reached it. This ended the scoring for the day. Peru had the beautiful sum of 13 points, while Tarkio had a score similar in shape to their football, with just as much in it. THE WESLEYAN GAME Yc encountered our most formidable foe the second game of the season, which, perhaps, was rather unfortunate, since our team had not had time to develop its best team work. Our men were also deprived of many practices by rainy weather, while the Coyotes were not hampered by the atmospheric conditions since their athletic field is on sandy soil and has a better location than ours. However, regardless of these difficulties, we still maintain that we gave Wesleyan “a run for their money" and they had to work for every bit they made. Wesleyan made all of their points, nineteen in all. during the first part of the game. 'Phis goes to show that the prestige of their former reputation had stricken fear into the hearts of our warriors and consequently they were unable to do their best until they had a firmer hold upon their courage. Nevertheless, our team showed up well in this game and several of the men deserve special mention. We were especially proud of our ends, Ralston and Haney. “Wab” was given credit for being the best and “headiest" end that had ever played on the Wesleyan field, in inter-collegiate. This tribute was paid him by Assistant Coach Harmon of the State University. “Wab" was also chosen as an end on two All-State teams. Such praise as he has received would probably ruin a less balanced cortex. Tige was also a "star" in this game. He played a won-•derful game until about three minutes before the end of the contest, when he sprained his ankle so severely that he was One hundred fourteen

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AthU'ttrs "Where did they all come from?” “Who is that big fellow down there, failin’ on the ball?” “Look at that guy run!” “Did you ever sec so many huskies all in one bunch?” These are but a few of the remarks heard on the athletic field during the first few nights of football practice. They are quotations which came from the hearts of all the fans in school. It has been the earnest wish of the football enthusiasts, since last fall, that this year would bring forth material of exceeding value, and lo. their prayers have been answered! This statement needs no written proof since we have all been eye witnesses and know that our team made a wonderful showing in every game. There are probably three very important reasons for this good record, and it would be very difficult to say which is the greatest. First, we would mention the training which the team received at the hands of Coach Johnson. Second, as has already been intimated, the superb material with which the Coach had to work; and last, but certainly not least, is the “scrub team.” Wc would apologize for using this odious word in connection with our second team as there were no “scrubs” in the entire squad. The tus-scls which took place in the practice scrimmages were worth the price of a scheduled game; and often has the author, with others, stood upon the bank and listened to the commands of Captain Tilton as he shouted out the bloodcurdling order, “Grab ’em by the ears!” THE GAMES .The season, as a whole, has been a record of which every loyal Peruvian is justly proud, and this book would not be complete without a more or less detailed account of each game. Thus, with pleasure, we erect the following verbal monument to our living warriors. THE TARKIO GAME The first game of the season was played upon our home field with our friends from Missouri. They came over full of the spirit for which their state is reputed, and our boys came back with real Nebraska “pep,” for the purpose of "showing them,” which they did very successfully. Peru was given the kick-off and the game began. Tarkio’s return was fairly good but they were soon held for downs and then it was our turn. The ball was in Tarkio’s territory most of the time and often we expected to see our team push over, but when the critical moment came the Missourians gathered pluck and stood fast. However, in the third quarter, Clements, our Orlcy, decided it was time to quit fooling. Accordingly, he ran up in front of the punter, as if there were no line, and blocked a punt. But that isn’t all. for he picked up the ball and proceeded to play hop-skip-and-jump, until he had passed the goal line. One lihmind thirteen

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 out the rest of the season. This accident was a great disappointment to everyone as we had expected wonderful work from Tige. Huston, too, showed up well in this game as he had in the Tarkio game. His experience as a basketball player seems to have made him especially adapted to handling the air-filled egg. THE DOANE GAME This battle was preceded by a rally during the chapel period. It was at this time that Prof. Smith gave his famous oration upon “The Flood.” It was a speech of wonderful organization and will, no doubt, be handed down to posterity. We are sorry to say, it has not been added to the curriculum of our educational institutions. From the standpoint of entertainment, the Doanc game easily heads the list. It was interesting from a football standpoint and a decided novelty to almost everyone present. The cause of the extreme amusement was the condition of the athletic field. The mud was about two inches deep, and in many places there were pools of water. This disagreeable circumstance did not seem to affect the men, however, as each one took his position and made an effort to start as soon as the ball was snapped. The. third quarter was the one in which our hopes were brought to the highest pitch. The first half had been featured only by straight football and mud throwing. During the third quarter, however, Jones began to call for shift-plays and a march was made across that field, equal in fame to that of General Sherman. It did not end quite so satisfactory, though, as we did not win the war bv it. Nevertheless, we gave Doane a scare from which they have not yet recovered. It was during this game that Reeves distinguished himself. Especially should he be given credit for his defensive work. He was always ready to start and when he hit, the other fellow was always the sufferer. Huffman also played a great game, but that was nothing unusual for him. He was always the same and never failed his teammates when they expected something from him. On the kickoff, it was nothing out of the ordinary to see Huffman tackle the man before he had started with the ball and when it came to charging, he was ecpial to a war horse. The last quarter brought no change in the score. However, we were highly complimented, indirectly, by the visitors, since they became very conceited over the fact that they had held us to a no-score game. One hundred fifteen

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