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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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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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Punchos Shields Pugh Purucker Barisas
PERU 0—DOANE 12
PERU 6—MARYVILLE 6
The Peru Bobcats opened the season by crossing the river and fighting it out on the Missouri territory. The game was ragged and showed signs of early season play.
Maryville jumped into an early lead via the air route. They were unable to gain through the Peru line so in the third quarter wont back to their guns. Fireworks started when Velvick stepped in to intercept and jaunt for Peru's tally. Both try-for-points failed.
Game Captain Joel Punches led the Peru attack in his usual charging fashion and was given- able support by Bert Hall and Dale Bridgewater.
Too much Sloey proved disastrous for Peru as the Doane Tigers defeated the Cals 12-0.
Peru fought the Tigers on even terms until Buck started spreading out the Peru defense with some nice passing, fit that point Sloey took charge and started cavorting around end. Sloey. one of the outstanding backs in the state, outfoxed the Peru ends on every punt return.
Peru substitutes wont the length of the field in the closing quarter, but were stopped on the 5 yard line by the gun.
Captain George Mort, along with Wilber Shields and Joel Punches, led the Peru attack.
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