Peru State College - Peruvian Yearbook (Peru, NE)

 - Class of 1915

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show the bull-dogs how to get down the field for punts and passes. 11 is exhibition didn’t cease with the Cotner game, but on the contrary, it was really the blooming of the bud, as he kept this good work up during the rest of the season. THE KEARNEY GAME Out to Kearney, The State’s desert land, Went our football team And the Peru Normal Band. The mere recollection of the Kearney game is sufficient to bring tears to the eyes of all Peruvians, and especially to those who suffered the torture of witnessing the game. If ever curses of the Gods were called down upon a people it was done by the Peru visitors at Kearney. The welcome we received was all we could ask, but that with the treatment during the game reminded us of the wolf in the story of Little Red Ridinghood. It is not our policy to attempt to explain our defeat by unfair play, but our desire for the truth makes it necessary to record the bad decisions of the referee which alone were the cause of Kearney’s victory. It is to be regretted that the Kearney athletic people used such poor judgment in the selection of an arbiter. To make a record of the game makes us blush with a sense of disgrace because we have this sister school, in name, who is guilty of such a deed. The Kearney team won by one touch-down, which would not have been a bad defeat, if we had not had the referee to play against in addition to the team. The Kearney Coach very graciously complimented our team and especially mentioned Haney, Ralston, Sandberg and Captain Long. He gave Haney credit for being the best tackle that had ever played on the Kearney field. It was very readily believed by those who had seen him play. On the tackle around play he got through for his distance every time. Pat has been elected Captain for 1915. We believe him worthy of the honor and know he is equal to the position. Captain Long and Sandberg, according to the Kearney Coach, should be classed with Johnson of Wesleyan, and this is no mean compliment. We quite agree with the Coach and what gives 11s great pleasure is the fact that these two • great half-backs will, in all probability, c with us next year. THE YORK GAME Being a very conscientious people, we pause to consider before criticizing this game. All those who witnessed the game felt as if we were taking candy One hundred seventeen

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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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from a baby, but our team had no mercy. The second team played the first half and scored a touch-down while York was unable to even threaten a score. The second half the ’Varsity were turned loose and they ran the score up to 87. Our first team scored more points against York in the one half than Kearney had made against the same team in a full game. Ashton was a good ground gainer in this game. When he got away lie had to carry the ball and run his own interference because no one could keep in front of him. When it comes to speed. Tommy is there. Jones should also be credited for his generalship, not only in this game but in all of them. Vic’s head was always working during the game and nothing escaped his notice. 11c was a demon at recovering the ball and often made good gains at critical moments. SECOND TARKIO GAME. 'I bis game should not be considered, since we had shown Tarkio how they compared with us, but since they seem to have improved, we, in our justice, deem them worthy of a second notice. The trip to Tarkio was made on Thanksgiving day. Of course that meant the boys must give up their dinner. This disappointment, together with the strenuous trip, was sufficient to take away much of their vigor. Captain Long was also out of the game because of a broken ankle, which was another item SENIOR FOOTBALL SQUAD One h 11 ml ml rttjh teen

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