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Despite the mud, the long trip and the on-coming darkness the game was started. The game was very even. Both teams were very evenly matched. The Missourians, inspired by a loyal student body, threatened to score at the end of the first half and again near the end of the game but was stopped by the Bobcat line. Claussen and Hofmann were the outstanding players for Peru. At the end of the muddy battle, which ended in the dark, both teams were satisfied with a scoreless tie.
October 12, a beautiful fall day, witnessed another great gridiron classic. The Wesleyan Coyotes came to Peru thoroughly determined to down the Bobcat demon of the Nebraska Ozarks. However, the Coyote and Bobcat got the best of neither one, the game was evenly played as a game could be. The game showed a slight advantage to Peru, as but one first down was made through Peru’s line. After the haze of the battle had lifted itself, no counters had been made. Brockman, Zook and Sautter stood out as the shining lights for Peru.
In panel—Hofmann, Hoy, Hurst, Ivkrs, Kkrnkr, I.ivbrmork
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After several weeks of gruelling practice on the necessary fundamentals, calisthenics, and scrimmage with the aspiring freshmen the “Cats” opened the football season with a decisive victory over the Irish from Si. Benedicts College, Atchison, Kansas. These fighting Irishmen came to Peru presenting almost the same lineup as that of the previous year. The outcome of the game was never in doubt. St. Benedict did not have a chance against the charging line and driving backs of Peru. Sautter, Toft and Zook were the main cogs in the Bobcat machine. The first half ended 19-0, but in the second half the Irish came back to show they still had some fight and had not given up. As a result Peru was held to a score of but 7 points in the second half. The game ended 25-0 in favor of Peru.
'I'hc next game will be remembered because of the weather which was very muddy. Graf and Company embarked on their excursion to Maryville, Missouri, early Friday morning, taking with them everything they thought would help combat the mud. After a long and tiresome trip, just enough players and suits arrived at four o’clock to start a game.
In panel—Ackkrson, Brunsdon, Kisiikr, Groothcis, Hatciikr,
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Both Peru and Wesleyan thought they could beat the other so on the following Thursday a night game was scheduled for the Ballard held at Havelock. A special train was chartered and nearly everyone of the loyal Peru rooters accompanied the squad to Lincoln where the first night game was ever played by a Peru football team. Shaffner, a substitute halfback became a shining star for Peru in this night game. Kerner, Hurst and Zook were important cogs in the game, making many valuable contributions. Inspired by a desire to beat Wesleyan and backed by the voluminous cheering by the Peru rooters and the music of the Peru band, the Bobcats proved their superiority by a 7-0 win.
The next pigskin encounter was with the Wayne Wildcats in the Homecoming game. The stadium was filled with students and alumni who had returned. At two-thirty, Captain Brockman led his fighting Bobcats onto the field. The erstwhile Wildcats were scrappy and game but were unable to solve the rushing onslaught of the boys in blue. The game from the spectators standpoint was a listless and one sided affair, the outcome being 39-0 for Peru with much of the game being played by second stringers.
In panel—McSwan, Majors, Millhollin, Millbr, Pike, Place,
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