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' T H E ■ y 3.' . • PERUVIAN
The 1935 Peru Bobcat football aggregation, minus the valuable services of four 1934 lettermen who failed to return to school for various reasons, unfolded a new style of pigskin play designed by Coach Glen Gilkeson, and plastered a 7 to 0 defeat on Maryville, Mo., here, in the first game of the season.
The Blue and White victory came in the first two minutes of the contest when Wayne Riggs returned a Bearcat punt half the length of the field to the Maryville twenty-three yard line. “Babe” Story, fleet and shifty back, reversed his field on the first play and scampered across the goal. “Deb” Miller booted the ball between the crossbars for the extra tally.
The following week found the Bobcats entertaining the Midland Warriors in a tussle that revealed the Peru offense as a vastly improved mechanism. “Deb” Miller set the stage for the first Peru counter when he intercepted a Midland pass and ran to the nine yard marker. Story ploughed the line for the touchdown, and Miller booted the extra point. In the early moments of the final canto. Story again crossed the Warrior goal after a twelve yard run, to give the Cats a 13 to 0 win.
A Homecoming tilt with Chadron, defending champions of the N. I. A. A. Conference, was next on the Peru slate. The Chadronitcs took advantage of their heavier line and showed the crowd of Homccomers that the Bobcats couldn’t win. Late in the first quarter, the Eagle left end gathered in Miller's blocked punt and hustled thirty yards for a touchdown. The Gilkeson-tutored Peruvians were doing their best with a newly-shifted lineup, but couldn't withstand the Chadron power, and in the third period Christenson plunged six yards for the last score to give his team a 12 to 0 margin.
The downtrodden Kearney Antelopes were hosts to the Bobcats the following week in a night game. A touch of over-confidence pierced the Peru camp and they had to be content with a 7 to 0 win over their conference rivals. Delbert Miller plunged for the counter after a penalty and a fourteen yard scamper by Story had placed the ball on the one-yard marker.
Western League Ball Park in Omaha provided the setting for the most decisive defeat a Peru team had taken in many a moon, when on November 3, the Bobcats were Homecoming competitors to Omaha University in a nocturnal affair that was played in a persistent downpour of heavy mist. The Cardinals took advantage of every break and scored twenty-one points in the first half. The Cats came to life in the second half and held the Omahans scoreless until the last forty-five seconds, when a substitute end intercepted one of Wayne Rigg's passes and scampered forty yards for the final touchdown, making it 27 to 0.
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THE SEASON FOOTBALL SCHEDULE:
Peru 7.......Maryville 0
Peru 0.......Chadron 12
Peru 7.......Kearney 0
Peru 0.......Omaha 27
Peru 0.......Hastings 25
Peru 32.......Wesleyan 26
Peru 7.......Wayne 0
THE • Q 3;V • PERUVIAN
Page 40 text:
The Peruvian took another sickening setback the following week on home soil, when the Hastings Bronchos, champions of the N. C. A. C. Conference, scored twenty'five points in the first half to win the game before a capacity Parents Day crowd. The Bronchos split the Peru defense wide open after the second quarter started and scored three touchdowns on long runs and passes. The first score came in the dy' ing moments of the first quarter, via the air.
The sixth game on the schedule was played under the lights at University Place, with the Wesleyan Plainsmen affording the opposition in the most thrill' ing game of the decade for any Nebraska grid team.
Wesleyan scored first in the early moments of the lirst
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quarter, but Story crossed the enemy goal line twice in the next ten minutes to give the Peruvians a 13 to 6 lead. “Cats" Miller, diminutive halfback, made his debut in the fracas when he took a Plainsman punt and wriggled down the sidelines forty yards for the third Peru touch-dow'n. Delbert Miller scored the next tally in the early part of the sec-ond half to make the score 26 to 6.
The Wes 1 c y a n i t c s launched a scoring cam-paign that went beyond the bound of possibility
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