Peru State College - Peruvian Yearbook (Peru, NE)

 - Class of 1915

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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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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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THE GRAND ISLAND GAME When our team left for Grand Island we all experienced the effect of fearful forebodings. We were greatly relieved, in fact proud, when we found out how misplaced our fears had been. Our men played their usual good, clean game, or probably a little better than usual. Not so their opponents. It was during a very critical and hopeful moment that Captain Long was struck unconscious by one of the Grand Island men. Long was only a short distance from the goal when the accident occurred. The Peru team had another disadvantage with which to contend since they made the trip the same day that the game was played, and it’s a “right smart walk” out there. Taking everything into consideration, it seems the Baptists have nothing to boast over, if they did get two touch-downs. By the way, have you seen that big tall Dutchman? Oh! yes, you saw him in the other football games. Well, lie played in this one and played it right. Kohler never saw a football game until he came to Peru, but the way he rammed his head into that other center’s solar plexus was something scandalous. lie became mighty efficient at this business before the season was over. Andrews was there with about one hundred eighty-five pounds, also. There is no yellow streak in Andv. Why, lie had just finished knocking the socks off of football players when he left school to face matri—but you know all about that. THE COTNER GAME We didn’t do a thing to Cotner but take revenge, for last year’s defeat, by beating them 27-7. To start off the thing let us recall the first quarter. You remember the time and the place. It was about four minutes after the first whistle that Wab, the little fat man, was standing all unguarded and Long “slipped” him the ball. You recall how lie ran those sixty yards and planted the ball behind the goal posts just to show them how easily it could be done. We didn't want any more that half because it was too hard on the men to run so far before they were warmed. The third quarter brought us another counter and the last brought two. Just imagine, if you can. what the score would have been were the game divided into fifty parts! McLean was “acting up” at center in this game. Mac came to us as a veteran, having played four years on the Fairbury High School team. He was the size and sinew which made us expect great things from him. lie proved to be a tower of strength and an immovable lineman. All hail Me—Lean, the present Hercules. Ganzcl is another of our men who is “there and over.” Gan came to 11s from Wesleyan where he had worked with the football team. In the Cotner game he proceeded to One hundred sixteen

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