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THE 19 3 4 PERUVIAN
However, this reputation was short-lived as Omaha's Red Birds journeyed to Peru and garnered a 13 to 0 victory. The Peru defense bogged as a brilliant trio of Cardinal backs took turns at puncturing the Bobcat line. The Bobcats enjoyed some very good moments, but failed to sustain a drive for any length of time. The game, as is typical of most Omaha-Peru conflicts, was an unusually rough affair, both teams drawing numerous penalties.
After the Omaha mix, the Peruvians journeyed to the extreme northwestern corner of the state to engage in battle the champion Eagles of Chadron. Here the Bobcats encountered a superior team and were quite decisively outplayed. Coach Rufus Trapp used his remarkable reserve strength to full advantage in wearing down the Peruvians. The red-garbed Westerners had a brilliant array of performers, Christianson, halfback, and the redoubtable "Indian" Miller, tackle, being outstanding. The final score read 22 to 0 against Peru.
The last game of the season was played on the home field against the Wayne Wildcats. Badly perturbed by the disturbing antics of Wayne's shifty halfback, Gast, the Bobcats were trailing 14 to 0 in the last quarter. Then it was that a splendid Peru rally revealed a marvelous fighting spirit that carried the blue and white clad boys to a 14 to 14 tie. A remarkably executed barrage of passes played the major role in the attack that resulted in two touchdowns, with both extra points converted.
Thusly did a successful season know its fitting end in a surge of undeniable Peru Spirit.
With all lettermen but four returning to the fold next year, prospects for a winning team are exceedingly heartening. Those graduated are: Gaines, Goit, Cowell, and Pate.
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THE 1934 PERUVIAN
Since it knew its inception here as a major sport in 1901, basketball has constantly been a Peru favorite.
The Bobcats chose a team of national reputation as their first opponent for the 1933-1934 season. The famous Marysville Bearcats furnish the opposition and were hard pushed to win a 25 to 20 verdict in a well-played game staged on the Missourian's ov n court. Lorbeer's basketeers also played their second tussle in the "show me" state and this time emerged victorious over Tarkio College. Carmichael led the scoring for the Peruvians as the "Tarks" took a 29 to 25 beating.
The first home game of the season was a return mix with Tarkio. Forward "Bus" Moore was hitting from all angles, and the Bobcats finished ahead 31 to 2 I.
Probably the most thrilling game of the season was played with the Lincoln Federals, a team composed of Hokuf, Fisher and other former Nebraska U. luminaries. After trailing most of the first half, the Lincoln squad rallied and eked out a 35 to 33 victory.
This encounter was followed by a two-game series with Chadron’s Eagles, defending champions. Feathers flew as a hungry Bobcat atoned for a humiliating football loss by taking both games. The first night, Chadron submitted to a 29 to 12 drubbing followed by a 24 to 19 loss the succeeding evening.
The next brace of conference games saw the blue and white quintet breaking even. Wayne lost a 22 to 25 thriller in a scramble that resulted in the loss of Carmichael, star pivot man. The rangy center sustained a broken arm, and his absence was felt keenly when the Bobcats journeyed to Omaha the following week and dropped a 29 to 17 decision.
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THE 19 34 PERUVIAN
Bobcat track teams, especially under Gilkeson's tutelage, always make creditable showings. With eleven letter men this spring returning to the fold, the 1934 cinder artists should prove no exception.
Robert "Bob" Carmichael, versatile three-sport letterman, steps into his first captaincy as he leads the Peru tracksters through the season. His specialty is clearing high jump standards set at six feet. Ex-captain Cowell, judging from past performances, should be the Bobcats' most valuable point-getter. Ably assisting will be the nine remaining lettermen. These are: Luttman, javelin thrower; Shafer, Andrews, and Newton, middle distances; Perry and Cook, long distances; Witt, sprints: and Pate and Punches, weights.
The 1933 performers enjoyed one of the most creditable seasons of Bobcat track history, being all-victorious in their trio of dual encounters. Led by Captain "Bo" Cowell, versatile sprint, hurdle, and jump artist, Peru barely eked out a v in in the season's opener over the strong Marysville aggregation. The succeeding meet found the Bobcats invading Missouri to contest with Tarkio, and winning their second victory of the season at the expense of opponents from the "show me" state. Omaha's Cardinals came here for the closing meet of the season and were crushed by an overwhelming score. Peru dominated both track and field events.
Last year's team closed a successful season by copping second honors in the State College Meet held at Lincoln. One notch higher and the championship forms the goal for this year's performers.
April 5 Marysville (there) May 4 Tarkio (here)
April 14 Hastings Relays May II Omaha (here)
, April 20 Wesleyan (here) May 19 State Moot at Wayne
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