Rock Island High School - Watchtower Yearbook (Rock Island, IL)

 - Class of 1962

Page 179 of 240

 

Rock Island High School - Watchtower Yearbook (Rock Island, IL) online yearbook collection, 1962 Edition, Page 179 of 240
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DIVISION; POST 3-6 OVERALL MARK Front Row .Left to Right: John Harland, Steve Botts, Bill McNeill, Craig Murphy, Mike Shetter, Don Evans, Dick May, Terry Miller, Jim Teros, Tom Biehl, Merrill Morris, Ralph Walker, and Manager Paul Davis. Second Row: Manager Stuart Leman, Jim Fryxell, Jon Hobart, Darrell Novak, Pug Kammerer, Tom Scott, Steve Swisher, Mike Van- Dine, Kent Arnold, John Blecker, Joe Hofmann, Pete Mustacchio, Phil Denton, Dean Meyer, and Managers Dick Williamson and Dick Jeanes. Third Row; Lorin Schab, Coach H. V. Almquist, Bill Paul , Carl Hinze, Ted Dunlap, Arden Zentic, Mike Ullman, Ron Kuhn, Dick Schroeder, Marty Litvin, Dave Beeman, Jack Kahling, Pete Ortiz, Jack Schiller, Jim Stablein, Manager Steve Wight, Assistant Coach Ben Clark, and Assistant Coach Merlin Aller. Fourth Row: Assistant Coach Hod Lundeen, Steve Sedgwick, Bill Terrill, Jim Waxenberg, Steve Urie, Mike Gersick, Joe Fuller, Jan Summers, Bob Klingebiel, Don Withrow, Jan DeVolder, Ken Kemph, Steve Ling, Assistant Coach George Brown, Larry Turnipseed, and Managers Dick Kell and Mike Murphy. Back Row: Tom Barton, Bob Connell, John Stage, Tim McMillan, Jeff Missman, George Duhlstein, Dick Cummins, Jim Teague, Fred Behn- ken, Doug Francescon, Bob Blomgren, and Jim Borst. In the first frame with Iowa City, the Rocks held the Little Hawks scoreless until the third quarter when the Hawklets managed a safety and a touchdown to put the game in the Iowa City win column. In the next game, the Rocks held the Moline Maroons scoreless for three full quarters. Then Moline rallied for three touchdowns in the final quarter to down the Rocks. After a seven point loss to Daven¬ port Central, the following game, the Rocks broke into the win col¬ umn with a 20-0 win over Clinton. A loss to city rival Alleman was followed by a 48-0 p a s t i n g of East Moline to mark the high point of the season for the Rocks. The Rocks played well against confer¬ ence champion Washington o f Cedar Rapids, but lost 19-14. The Islanders scored two touchdowns against Davenport West i n the next to the last game, before the Falcons had their hands on the ball and won easily, 27-0. In the last game of the year, the Rocks gave Jefferson of Cedar Rapids, the top- rated team in Iowa, a tough battle before succumbing 26-20. C SCOREBOARD Rock Island 0 Iowa City 16 Rock Island 0 Moline 18 Rock Island 19 Davenport Central 26 Rock Island 20 Clinton 0 Rock Island 13 Alleman 19 Rock Island 48 East Moline 0 Rock Island 14 ' Washington 19 Rock Island 27 Davenport West 0 Rock Island 20 Jefferson 26 FOOTBALL 175

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174 Award winners at the an¬ nual football banquet are, Seated, Left to Right: Steve Ling, Most Im¬ proved Player; Mike Ullman, Best Blocker and All-Metropolitan Guard; Ron Kuhn, Best Team Man; and Ted Dunlap, Best Defensive Player. Standing: Dick Schroeder, Most Improved Player; Jan Summers, Most Valu¬ able Player and All-State End; Pete Ortiz, Best Team Man and Co-Cap¬ tain; and Marty Litvin, Co-Captain. FOOTBALL



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ALMQUIST ENDS COACHING CAREER WITH 201 WINS Coach H. V. “Shorty” Almquist At the end of the 1961 foot¬ ball season, Coach H. V. “Shorty” Almquist announced he was retiring from the active coaching ranks. Dur¬ ing his 21 year tenure at Rocky High he experienced only two losing campaigns and teams averaged seven wins a season. Duiing this, his final year as grid coach, Almquist passed a milestone in his ca¬ reer. When the Rocks demol¬ ished East Moline 48-0, it not only marked their second vic¬ tory of the year, but also Almquist’s 2 00 t h coaching victory. Coach Almquist’s place as head football coach will b e taken by George “S o n n y” Franck who has produced many outstanding sophomore teams at Rocky. Mr. Franck should have a good start in his varsity debut in the 1962 grid campaign since his last two sophomore teams have had a combined record of Coach Almquist, sensing victory in the grasp of the Islanders, gives instructions for a long pass play to end Joe Fuller and quarterback Riley Brissman. 176 FOOTBALL Almquist’s Record W L ’ 12 yr. Augie record 67-31- r 10 1941 8- 1- 0 1942 8- 0- 1 1943 7- 2- 0 1944 9- 0- 0 1945 6- 3- 0 1946 5- 3- 1 1947 8- 1- 0 1948 5- 3 - 1 1949 9- 0- 0 1950 3- 4- 2 1951 6- 3- 0 1952 9- 0- 0 1953 9- 0- 0 1954 5- 2- 2 1955 5- 3- 0 1956 5- 4- 0 1957 4- 3- 2 1958 5- 2- 2 1959 5- 4- 0 1960 9- 0- 0 1961 3- 6- 0 Total 201- 75- 21 14-1-1 A costly fumble ruins Almquist’s chance of winning his final game as head coach.

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