Peru State College - Peruvian Yearbook (Peru, NE)

 - Class of 1938

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Peru State College - Peruvian Yearbook (Peru, NE) online yearbook collection, 1938 Edition, Page 99 of 158
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Hall Mosel y McHjgh Douglas PERU 0—MIDLAND 13 FOOTBALL—1937 PERU 7—WESLEYAN G Midland celebrated its Parents Day by drubbing the Peru Bobcats 13-0. The game was the muddiest tussle of the year for the Bobcats. The game opened with Midland shoving Peru around but failing to get near pay dirt in the first quarter. However, in the second quarter the Warriors took advantage of the breaks and sloshed down the field to a touchdown. The play then settled back to give-and-take until the third quarter. In this quarter Midland's Warriors brought the sodden spectators to their feet when the mighty Mid-landers flipped a short pass over the lino for their second and final touchdown. Homecoming fans watched a band of bedraggled Cats punt their way to victory over the Wesleyan Plainsmen. The game, which was a Homecoming feature, was played in a constant rain. Peru jumped into the game with a roar and started down the field, with Platenberg showing the way. V hon "Platt" injured his ankle. Game Captain Shields took over and crashed his way down the field for the touchdown. Stark plunged over for the point that later meant victory. Wesleyan scored on a looping pass—but failed in their try-for-point attempt. From then on, the game rested on the muddy toe of Tommy Major's cleated shoe. PAGE NINETY-THREE

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Punchos Shields Pugh Purucker Barisas FOOTBALL—1937 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. PAGE NINETY-TV O



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Adams McGinley Bridgewater Nelson FOOTBALL—1937 PERU 0—KEARNEY 14 A fighting Bobcat team fell before the wide sweeps of the Kearney Antelopes by a 14-0 verdict. Kearney, eager to repeat their '36 triumph, found a pile-driving Peru team resisting every inch of the way. Peru's line charged with a will, but neither backs nor linemen could keep the Kearney sweeps and off-tackle plays from gaining ground. Both touchdowns came as the result of blocked punts. At other times Kearney found the Bobcats presenting too strong a line for touchdowns. Eldred Douglas, Johnnie Green, and Keith McHugh looked best for the Bobcat squad, while Punches was acting captain. PERU 20—WAYNE 24 The wildest game of the year thrilled a large crowd as the Bobcats lost to Wayne 24-20. Wayne jumped into an early lead whon they blocked a punt and intercepted a pass to get into a 12-0 lead. Stark went around end, and then a forward-lateral and another pass put Peru on the long end of a 20-12 score. The second half was all Wayne, with Bradford passing to make the score 20-18 and Fox bringing the crowd to its feet by running a punt back eighty yards to win the game 24-20. Garrison Recovers Broncs' Fumblo. PAGE NINETY-FOUR

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