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Page 96 text:
Coach Gilkeson, Goldenstein, McCormick, Ritter, Falloon, Seward.
Mort, Greathouse, Nelson, Hall, Boyer, Pugh, Puruckor.
Miller, Mosley, Stark, Shields, Douglas, Greene, Bridgewater, Punches, Barisas. First row:
McHugh, Knapp, McGinley, Adams, Velvick, Majors.
Peru's 1937 football team was not a winning squad—yet they played a brand of football that was crowd-pleasing and Peru-pleasing.
A fast brand of ball featuring a light team full of trick plays and quick, fast opening plays delighted the large crowd of rooters. Spectacular is hardly the word for the wild Peru-Wayne mix. Homecoming was spoiled by rain but proved to be the second best game of the year with Peru nosing Wesleyan 7-6.
Five defeats, one tie and two victories were marked in the annals of the season, little to look back on in future years, but full of pleasant memories of fast furious playing to Peruvians of this year.
Coach Gilkeson used his second team a good deal of the time—building for the future. The second team also engaged in two practice games with Tarkio, losing the first game and tying the second.
Twenty men lettered on the varsity, of which five played their last game for the Blue and white at Tarkio. Those five were: Joel Punches, Bernard Barisas, El-dred Douglas, Orval Pugh and Lawrence Stark. Other lettermen were: Keith McHugh, Robert McGinley, Ross Adams, Elmon Velvick, Gilbert Purucker, John Boyer, Tom Majors, Bert Hall, Dale Bridgewater, Lester Mosley, John Greene, Leonard Greathouse, George Mort, Delbert Nelson and Wilber Shields.
Shields, Greathouse, Barisas and Punches were rated on various all-state selections.
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The three men shown in the above this year.
photo have made history foj Pem
;oached Peru's football team, track g«fip the first year Peru has ever attempted fp om-v
Coach Gilkeson (on the left) coached swimming team. This year was pete with other schools in swimming.
"Gilk” is a strong believer in the system of intramurals—or a sport for ev one. He has built up Peru's athletic department to a point where his desire for sport for everyone is becoming a realization. Swimming, basketball, volley ball! hand ball, tennis, track, kitten ball, boxing, wrestling, and ping pong are now enjoyed by almost every Peru Student.
Coach Stuart Bailer made history by turning out the N. I. fl. ft. championship basketball squad.
Little needs to be said about Peru's five court record—the scores sj eak for themselves. But plenty should be said about the fine coaching, conditioning and leadership that the Bobcats enjoyed. "Stu” has proved his right for leadership in basketball coaching circles.
Joel Punches (in the middle) was chosen 1937 football captain—an honor he justly deserved. Joel, who lettered as a freshman, played four years of aggressive football for the Bobcats.
“Joe” hails from Wymore where he starred for the "Zephyrs” in many games, fl fine personality made him the favorite player among squad members, while his never-give-in playing won the hearts of the fans. He was chosen on many all-state selections in both his junior and senior years.
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