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Sautters Claussek Grass Majors H. Williams
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N. I. A. A. competition was first afforded Peru by the ancient foe, the Chadron Eagle. It was Homecoming Day and the Bobcats, performing before some 500 Alumni, were not to be denied. Chadron threatened in the first half with a beautiful array of short passes, but neither team scored. In the second half Zook, with the aid of Sautters and Hart, crashed over for a brace of markers to give Peru a 13-0 victory.
A Kearney antelope strayed too far into eastern Nebraska and the Bobcat, being somewhat hungry from a two-weeks lay-off, when snow caused the cancelling of the Wayne game, called together Captain Bunch and his cohorts for a 21-0 feast of venison.
Gray skies and mud were on the weatherman's program that day, but regardless of the fact, the Peruvians made the best of their opportunities to score three touchdowns and a safety.
Captain Bunch going into action
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St. Louis was the scene of the next struggle where the Bobcats tackled the Billikens of St. Louis University, one of the leading teams in the middle west.
Lintzenick, locomotive fullback of the Billikens. crashed over for a score early in the fourth period to give St. Louis a 6-0 lead. But, after bungling two golden opportunities to score, the Bobcats took one last chance, and in the dying minutes of the game, Krejci cut loose with one of the greatest passes ever thrown on the St. Louis gridiron. Hofmann, the ever-alert, was standing on the goal line some 55 yards away and the game went down on the records a 6-6 tie.
With the sweet must come the bitter, and on their “eastern invasion” Peru suffered her first defeat, 16-12, at the hands of Still College in the Osteopaths’ back yard. The Bobcat was doped to win, but after the storm at St. Louis the lull came.
The Bobcats smear a Marysville play
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The first marker against Kearney was the result of a little co-operation between Toft, who broke through to block a kick, and Pike, who fell on the ball to give Peru a 6-0 lead. Zook made it 12-0, when he galloped 62 yards off tackle late in the first quarter. Pike chalked up the final of the day early in the second half, when he scooped up a Kearney fumble and scampered 35 yards to a touchdown. This victory placed Peru in a tie with Omaha University for the front seat of the N. I. A. A. conference chariot.
Now, since a tie is no way for a new conference to end its first year, the Bobcats entrained for Omaha where they vanquished the Cardinals, 37-0, and, needless to say, were the first champions of the N. I. A. A. conference. The Graf-coached machine was complete master of the situation, not because of any lack of fight in the Cardinal lads, but because the Bobcat was howling for a state championship—and a Bobcat will not be denied.
Chadron humbled before Ilomccomcrs
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