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 126 of 284
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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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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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VARSITY F00T1 (ALL SQUAD in the disadvantage column. These hindrances probably are responsible for our failing to score, but we are glad to say that Tarkio fared no better. We mention Waybriglu. alone, in connection with this game as we believe he is worthy of the distinction. He was the most consistent ground gainer we had. This was true of him all season and knowing his disposition, we are not surprised that he should keep up his reputation until the last. Whenever Wav-bright was called upon to perform, you could bet vour hat on his earning through the stunt, and need not worry about going home bareheaded. We have no criticisms to make about our full-back, but we do have nianv words of praise. We are proud to have him in our class, but regret that Peru must lose such a valiant knight of the gridiron. This game concluded the season’s schedule, and when we pause to think of its wonderful results, we feel that this attempt to record it is more nearly sacrilege than an honorary memorial. October iffontball 3—Tarkio SrljriUtlr 0 Peru H. L. S. C )ctober 9—Weslcvan . . ....19 Peru ()ctober 16—Doanc .. .. 0 Peru October 23—Grand Island ...13 Peru 0 November 13—Kearney .... ....21 Peru 13 November 20—York .. .. 0 Peru 87 November 26—Tarkio ... . 0 Peru Otic lunulral nineteen

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