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•MARTY" CRAKJ Quarterback
"SANDY" "RKI " KMMKRTT “OrNBOAT" SMITH
Halfback Halfback Halfback
men in this move were “Vic” Jones and “Charley” Spacht and it you will let your memory rove you can recall that they were always on the job. Schneider, “Red" Kmmcrt and “Tubby” Hell, all new men made a permanent place tor themselves on the team and in the hearts of the students. We can rightly say that the credit of the lew score should be given to the “scrappy” Peru lineman.
Score—Wesleyan 0 Peru 0.
Peru’s second game was played October 6th at Grand Island. Having left Peru Oct. 5th and after a good night’s rest at (irand Island the team was in the very best possible condition.
In this game great improvement was shown in the ability of the line to hold on the defensive and to charge together on the offensive. The backfield also displayed a marked improvement over the previous game. “Red” Kmmcrt and “Gunboat” Smith made consistent gains thru the Grand Island line while Captain Haney demonstrated his ability to punt and tackle.
Of the linemen we would say that this was “Vic’s” greatest defensive game of the year and is probably the one that won him his place on the all-state eleven.
Forward passes were used frequently and to good advantage by both of the teams.
It was in this game that “Marty” Craig got his first drop kick of the season and also scored the first touchdown for Peru. he scoring was in a large measure due to the passing and punting of Captain “ I ige”.
It was a clean fast game and Coach Johnson was well pleased by the showing of the Peru team.
The value of teamwork and team spirit could easily be seen.
Score- (irand Island 7 Peru 9.
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"TICK" HANKY Kullbark
"CAI " K11 I Knd
When the Peru students look hack on the football season of 1916 it should come to them as one of the most successful and enjoyable years that the community has ever been privileged to witness. Peru had a football team which should long be remembered by all who saw them play.
The cooperation between the school and the team did much to give them the enviable record but the team spirit and the good fellowship of every man on the squad was an equally important factor. Every man played for the love of the game and for the honor of the school and each gave the best that was in him and gave it without a grudging thought.
The team worked as one man and there was a feeling of cooperative spirit which is the one requisite in prompt, definite, teamwork which brings results. The first day the squad assembled on the athletic field they displayed the spirit which characterized the entire season’s work. True, the squad was not large but they were all there for a purpose, and each man carried his work to a definite end. There were no “quitters” and the “reserves” gave the “varsity” the best they had in the endeavor to build up a strong team.
Of course the first game was played with our old friends the “Coyotes” and on Sept. 29 we Started the series of battles which placed Peru on the permanent football map.
This being our first game the line was some what ragged, but this, of course might well be expected because of the lack of training. The back field especially slow and erratic on the start showed great room for improvement. It was some of the old men who came to the rescue and turned the tide of battle for Peru. ”1 he principal
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WADE C I.'»WKI.I, Halfback
•nor" OWKN'S Fullback
"VIC" JONKS Knd
••8I»ENCK" I.EDUKK End
After the splendid showing made by the team away from home all the Peruvians were anxious to see the team in action at home.
On October thirteenth. Tarkio journeyed to Peru with the intention of spoiling our record and stopping our upward flight. Tarkio had a somewhat patched up team but they fought gamely until the sound of the final whistle was heard. With all this however they found themselves unable to hold the speedy Peruvians.
It was in this game that “Tige” showed his wonderful ability in backing up the line. Not having fully recovered from injuries received in the Grand Island game. Schneider our trusty center was replaced by W. Kmmert who showed good form in his blocking .and tackling.
Other line men who were on the job during this fray were “Jack” Allsnian, Spacht, and Bell.
“Marty” Craig got one drop kick from the thirty-three yard line and “Tubby" and “Gunboat" Smith each scored touchdowns.
Score—Tarkio 0 Peru 17.
On October 20th, we received a visit from our old friends at Crete, and they came prepared to trounce the Peru Team in a thorough manner. As has been a time worn custom, the game was played on a wet and slippery field. Phis fact is probably the only reason why the score is comparatively small.
Peru carried the ball within striking distance several times during the game, but lost on a fumble or were unable to advance because of the slippery field. Doane endangered the Peru goal only once during the entire game; and then only for a moment, as we were able to punt out and hold for downs.
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