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Armistice day is on winters borderland. 1 he Bobcats journeyed to Chadron and midst softly falling snow carried Peru’s colors nobly forward, although they were beaten 9-2 by a powerful Eagle team. The game was quite evenly with Peru showing the best playing but Chadron getting the break. Records show that the Bobcats gained nearly twice as much ground as their opponents, but according to what counts, the score, Chadron was the better. In the early minutes of the game Cheney and Buckingham were able to put over a touchdown for the Eagles and the try for point was good. Then Peru begun clicking and Chadron was held to a safety for the other score, while the Bobcats, by way of Brockman, threw the Eagles for a safety. Brockman and Kerner in the line and ShafTner and Young in the backfield were outstanding. The team was given a loyal send off and, on their return, a loyal reception by the entire student body.
The consensus of opinion in Central Nebraska was that the "Cat” could not easily and successfully stalk the Antelope. At the end of the game Kearney had to be satisfied with a 45-0 defeat at the hands of Young and his team mates.
In panel— Riggins. Rothkrt, Sams, Sauttkr, Shaffnkr, Shkstak.
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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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In panel—Toft, Tolly, Walkikshaw, Wicina, Young, Zook
The last home game of the year was the long-pointed for game with the Omaha Kedbirds. Omaha had been planning for this game for a year, they wanted to get revenge for the decisive defeat administered by Peru the year before and thereby losing the N. I. A. A. title while Peru won it in this particular game. Peru had also been planning for this game for a year and by the time the Kedbirds arrived the Bobcats were ready for another victory. As a result of the machine-like working of the Bobcat machine the Omahans were completely overwhelmed and went home stinging with a 50-0 defeat. The shining lights on Peru was the passing of Hatcher to Hofmann, the line smashes by Hurst, and the return of punts by Young. However, the entire team must be given credit for the victory.
This game ended the conference games for the year. Peru’s victory had not been in vain as Wayne had defeated Chadron, the Conference leaders, on the same day, thereby putting Peru and Chadron in a two-way tie for championship of the conference with three wins and one loss for each.
For the final game of the season the Bobcats traveled to Tarkio for the Turkey Day game. The game was played on a snow-covered and damp gridiron. Both teams were evenly matched, neither of the teams being able to do much with the other. Peru started out with a bang but were soon halted and held on even terms by the Missourians. The Bobcats were powerful on the offense in midfield while Tarkio’s defense could not be pierced near its goal line. The only score of the game was a touchdown by ShalTner, resulting from a fifteen-yard end run. Peru had conquered Tarkio by a count of 6-0.
This game ended a successful season for the Bobcats and was the end of the football playing careers of Captain Brockman, Finer Toft, Rollie Riggins, Frank Kerner, Charles Place, Paul Hoy, Duane Sams, Wilbur Young, Robert Majors. Ernest Rothcrt and Frank Ivers.
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