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Sophs End Grid Season with 6-2 Record 3 ' ‘l ' 34 ' 10 i, .afesJ S. rS ® , q, ' . j t iS?! , I I J i ' i IhM THE MEMBERS OF the Sophomore football team are FIRST ROW: Gary Newberry. Manager; Steve Bunce, Steve Velge, Gary Nelson. Dale Bacon, Larry Day. Jim Bell. John Punkiewicz, Richard Stanforth. Steve Van Motz, Manager; and Tom Kimball. Manager. SECOND ROW: Don De Taeye, Assistant Coach; Randy White, Jim Rich , Mike Day, Gary Weir, Bruce Leman, Gary Hodge. Jim Brenneke. Dave O’Brian, Mike Creekmore, and Jeff Edwards. THIRD ROW: Head Coach Merle Aller, Earnest Lamb. John Russell. Ken Williams John Secor, Dave Thompson, Dave Howell. Tom Kelly Jack Segura. Ken Berg. Pat Wynn, Assistant Coaches’ Hugh Johnson and Jerry Janacke. FOURTH ROW Jim Scherer. Fred Hoffman. Ed Earnest. Bill Armstrong, Jeff Hanson. Dan Bradley, George Hoane, Mike Creger John Hansen, Jim King, and Jack Slater. The Rock Island Sophomore football team finished its season with a record of six wins and two losses. The Pebbles were runners-up in the Mississippi Valley Con¬ ference due to their 14-6 loss to Iowa City, missing- a tie for first place with Jefferson of Cedar Rapids. They were also co-champs in the Quad Cities with Davenport West. Coach Merlin Aller attributes the success of this year’s team to excellent morale and the effort by his squad members. He also compliments the fine assistance of Coaches Hug-h Johnson, Jerry Janecke, and Don De- Taeye. After the 1965 season ended the Peb¬ bles voted Dave Howell the most valuable player. The 1965 football season opened at home on September 17 as the Pebbles foug-ht agrainst a rug-gred Alleman crew, tripping- them 14-6. The sophomores then went on the road for two g-ames, trampling- Davenport Central 27-14 on September 24 and losing- to Moline 7-0 on October 1. At home on October 8 the Sophomore g-ridders held off Davenport West for a 13-7 victory. On October 15 the team traveled to Dubuque and edg-ed the Rams 13-8. Returning- home for Home¬ coming: on October 22 ag-ainst East Moline, Coach Aller’s team tamed the Panthers 18-14. The following- week on October 29 at Public Schools Stadium the Pebbles smashed the Washing-ton Warriors by the score of 27-14. The 1965 season came to an end at Iowa City on November 5 where the Pebbles were setback by the Little Hawks 14-6. This loss, only the second of the season, put the Sophomores into the runner-up position in the Mississippi Valley Conference. SCOREBOARD SOPHOMORE FOOTBALL 1965 Rock Island 14 Alleman 6 Rock Island 27 Davenport Central 14 Rock Island 0 Moline 7 Rock Island 13 Davenport West 7 Rock Island 13 Dubuque 8 Rock Island 18 East Moline 14 Rock Island 27 Washing-ton 14 Rock Island 6 Iowa City 14 Football 209
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COVERAGE DOWNFIELD is superb as Rocky advances after a kickoff. The opposition appears to be doomed behind the twenty. Coach Franck Paces, Praises Rocky Gridmen JOHN EAKIN (69) grabs a loose football in the Moline game. Failing LONNIE ELLIOTT — Senior Guard in the effort are three Moline Maroons. 208 Football
Page 214 text:
110%” Is Rallying Cry Against Jefferson Football
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