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From outlaws to heroes has been the progress of the Peru gridsters. Those first footballers, who in 1884 retreated to a pasture east of the athletic field that they might enjoy their favorite sport, were violating a specific ruling of the administration. This first group was divided into the Blacks and the "Whites." "Bill" York was chosen to officiate the tussle, not because he was an apt scholar of the game, but rather for the reason that his muscles bulged larger. Fiery disputers were auickly and effectively rebuked. D. D. Ashley, now a prominent New York City physician, captained these pioneering footballers.
The first official Peru football game was staged some nine years later. In the fall of 1893. the Bobcats journeyed to the old Nebraska City fair grounds where they engaged in combat the Y. M. C. A. team of Omaha. Mr. "Bill" Davenport, none other than our present town board member, eluded the Omaha tribe for one lone touchdown but his efforts woro in vain as the Peru squad was defeated.
Keeping stride with the progress of the Bobcat team, the administration formulated plans for construction of the athletic field. Accordingly in 1901 the field was completed and the dedicatory game was played: the high school team of Falls City afforded the competition, but were outclassed by a 30 to 0 count. Another Peruvian still in our midst was a potent factor in this game. Harry Hutchison, local elevator man.
And so we have traced, briefly, the history of our football progress through its three most significant phases. That Blue and White teams of the future shall, even as this year's team, prove themselves worthy successors to their athletic heritage, is the confident hope of all Peruvians.
Peru . . 20 Marysville Midland . THE SEASON . 0 Peru . 13 Kearney . . 0
Peru . . 13 • 0 Peru . 0 Omaha U. . 13
Peru . . 13 Wesleyan . 0 Peru . 0 Chadron . . 22
Peru . . 7 Hastings . • 6 Peru . 14 Wayne . 14
Total: Peru 70. Opponents 55
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THE 19 34 PERUVIAN
Hoo-rah! Hoo-rah! Hoo-rah-rah!
College! College! Nebraska! Hoo-rah! Hoo-rah! Hoo-rah-rah! College! College! Nebraska!
Head Football Coach. Glen Gilkeson. has completed his fourth consecutive year of tutoring Bobcat football teams. True, his splendid 1933 team did not successfully defend the state championship but it merited that of the previous year. But there are standards of judging the worth of football teams and coaches that are not measured in terms of gold footballs. No trophies will adorn the watch-chains of the 1933 players, but imbued within their minds is a definite concept of the worth of a coach who builds strong bodies and character —Glen Gilkeson.
Than head Basketball Coach, Ernest E. "Dutch" Lor-beer, there is no more respected and likeable man on the campus. He works his men hard but sensibly, and they respond with a willing, confident zeal because "Dutch" is one they know and like. His congenial personality, however, in no way overbalances his knowledge. "Dutch" is himself a famous athlete and so has that practical experience so invaluable to a college coach. He is thoroughly "basketball wise", his teams always having finished at or near the top.
White and Blue. White and Bluo? What's the matter with Old Peru? Blue and White. Blue and White, Teachers' College, she's all right!
On to Victory! 'Twas they who spurred those Bobcats on, the Pop Band and the Cheer Leaders. Gaines and Wands. These pepsters power behind the team, always let ting them know th ' backed in victory or student body.
Every contest on the court found these thusiasts along the side Midland and Omaha group followed the the school spirit. Peru them.
PEP BAND AND CHEER LEADERS
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