Peru State College - Peruvian Yearbook (Peru, NE)

 - Class of 1932

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1931 FOOTBALL VARSITY THK 1931 football season was entirely successful as far as the Peru Bobcats were concerned. Not because of the number of games won. but because of the number and quality of the material that was broken in during the season. This material will be invaluable during the next few years. Of the twenty-two lettermen. twelve are first year men. while only four will not be back for the 1932 season. This merely means that the outlook is very bright for next season. The season was an even break as far as the Bobcats were concerned. Peru won four games, lost four, and tied one. The schedule was one of the heaviest contracted by Peru in recent years, but the Bobcats emerged from the season with a total of eighty-six points to the opponents' sixty-one. The twenty-five points difference between Peru and its opponents showed the team's power. Peru finished second in the N. I. A. A. Conference of which Omaha University was chain-pion. This conference consists of Chadron. Kearney. Omaha University. Peru, and Wayne. Hach team in the conference plays every other conference team, consequently the Bobcats played four conference games. Non-conference games were played with strong teams from the N. C. A. C. Conference and with the Maryville Teachers College Wildcats of Maryville. Mo. r OACH GLENN GILKESON has finished his second year as Head Mentor of the Peru Bobcat football team. The coach is always the guiding hand in intercollegiate football and "Gilk has certainly been the hand behind the Bobcats during the past two years. He not only is a student of football, but has a knack of getting his knowledge across to his men and also the power of instilling drive and "fire into his teams. Although the Gilkeson coached teams have not established any outstanding records, they have learned many of those things which are most important and yet are so often overlooked by coaches. Some of these things are: sportsmanship, co-operation, and clean, right living. These are the things for which our coach. Glenn Gilkeson. stands and we are proud of him and his record as a man. athlete, and coach. Coach Gii.kkson Page 101

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1931 FOOTBALL SQUAD THE SEASON Peru 6 Maryville 12 Peru 7 Nebraska ”B ” 13 Peru 0 Doane 0 Peru 13 Midland . 6 Peru 0 Wayne . 6 Peru 16 Norfolk . 6 Peru . 18 Chadron . 6 Peru . 20 Kearney . 0 ‘Peru . . 6 Omaha University 12 Total: Peru . 86 Opponents 61 ‘Conference Games ''APTAIN ROSCOE TOLLY was probably the most outstanding guard in Nebraska college football circles during the 1931 season. " Ross" came to Peru in 1929 and at once began to make a name for himself in athletics. Before entering college Tolly had never played a game of football, but lack of experience is no drawback to a man of his type. During the 1929 season he made it mighty tough for the regular first stringers and won the respect of every man on the squad. Roscoe also played wonderful football during the 1930 season and. at the close of a very successful year at guard, was chosen by his teammates to pilot the 1931 Bobcats. No team could ask for a better leader than Roscoe Tolly whose record will always stand high in Peru athletic history. Peru is fortunate that this all-state guard, the leader of the 1931 Bobcats, still Captain Tolly has another football season to play for "Old Peru.” Payc 100



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Leroy Webb End Sophomore Robert Carmichael End Freshman Burdette Cowell End Sophomore Meriban Bruce End Junior THE first game of the season was with the Maryville Wildcats and was played at Maryville. Missouri. The field was soggy and so was not very well adapted to a fast type of open field playing. Because of the mud. both teams were forced to hold pretty well to line play until the last quarter when an aerial attack was resorted to. As is the case with most season openers, the game at Maryville was not flawless, although both teams played exceptionally good football for the first game of the season. The game ended with Maryville on the long end of a 12 to 6 score. The Bobcats were the only team to score on the Maryville Wildcats during the 1931 season. Next came the “B team from Nebraska University. This game was perhaps the hardest of the season. Along with the Nebraskans came such stars as Roby. Kroger. Miller, and Staab and so consequently it was a long evening for the Bobcats. The fact that Nebraska had such a formidable team did not daunt the Peruvians however. Statistics of the game show that Peru out-yarded Nebraska and outplayed them in every division of the game, but there are those unaccountable things known as breaks which enter into almost every football game and so the score at the end of the game was I 3 to 7 in favor of the scarlet clad boys from the University. P.i„c 102

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