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

 - Class of 1976

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Giving it all he ' s got Tom Steele holds back an Alleman defender . Head coach Gary Embretson takes time to have his picture taken. Alleman ' s fullback Marc Flowers barely gets away from Rocky defenders Kirk Platt (68) and Tom Murrens(81). L TO R FRONT ROW Head coach Gary Embretson, Vince Williams, Robert Johnson, Tom Murrens, Michael Season, Brad Moore, Kenny Lee, Steve Green, MIDDLE ROW, Coach Allan Gorgal, Coach Chuck Paradiso, Tony Scott, Kevin Schweinberger, Jim Nelson, Dana Douglas, Mike Cohen, Scott Allen, Kirk Platt, BACK ROW, Carl Hill, Michael Sterling, Walter Johnson, Scott Newland, Dave Wherry, Terry Leigh, Randy Peterson, Mark Abolt. 24 Football

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Cutting across the field. Halfback Kenny terbxk ohn Fok P° ,s his ,oot in, ° U Lee evades Assumption defenders. Football 23



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Gridders Improve With Season Hard work and true determination produced a very respectable season of 6 — 3, under the direction of Head Coach, Gary Embretson. The opening game at LaSalle — Peru produced a 15 — 14 Rock victory. The Rocks lost their next three encounters. The first coming to cross town rival Alleman 13 — 9. It was the first victory for Alleman over the Rocks since 1967. The next encounter was with Davenport Assumption, and what a nail biter it was ,, the Rocks coming out on the short end of the stick, losing 15 — 13. The winner of the Moline game is given the prized Tomahawk award. The Rocks were holders of the Tomahawk but handed it over after losing 22 — 16. The deciding factor came in the last 9 second ' , when the Moline quarterback threw a desperation pass which was tipped up in the air; falling in the arms of the Moline end who was standing in the end zone. Crossing the river into Iowa, the Rock s brought home a welcomed victory; thus ending a 3 game losing streak. They defeated the Davenport West Falcons 14-7, with lighting fast offense and iron clad defense. Next in line was the Homecoming game, with the East Moline Panthers. The Rocks wasted no time in securing another victory, before a packed stadium. Putting on the best offensive show in a while, the Rocks dazzled the Panthers to the limit. When the final quarter ended the final score showed the Rocks 33, Panthers 14 . Traveling to Galesburg, senior Tom Murrens ignited the spark for the Rocks. Murrens caught one touchdown pass and kicked a 35 yard field goal. Murrens also had plenty of support from the rest of his teammates which gave the Rocks the winning margin of 22-13. The Quincy Bluedevils came to town on a cold misty Friday night only to watch quarterback L TO R FRONT ROW, Nick Cherikos, John Foley, Joe Schissel, Barry Brandt, George Pappas, Larry Bea, Anthony Roberts, Mark Ewing, trainer Dave Brown. MIDDLE ROW, Bill Coleman, Kevin Jackson, Steve Goodwin, Jim Conley, Rick Damewood, Tom Steele, Coaches, Steve Mau, Rick Miers and trainer Gary Minster. BACK ROW, Dale C annoway, Abe Jones, Tom Thorton, Mike John¬ son, manager Duane Olson and Jim Martin. Rl 15 LaSalle -Peru 14 Rl 9 Alleman 13 Rl 13 Assumption 15 Rl 16 Moline 22 Rl 14 West 7 Rl 33 Fast Moline 14 Rl 23 Galesburg 13 Rl 22 Quincy 0 Rl 27 Central 8 John Foley run right past them. Foley who scored two touchdowns had plenty of support from Senior fullback Robert Johnson, who led the running attack with 67 yards rushing on 13 attempts. Ending the season with Davenport Central, the Rocks smooth offense was too much for the Bluedevils. The running of Senior halfback Ken Lee, Junior halfback Tony Scott, Senior fullback Robert Johnson, and the running and passing of Senior quarterback John Foley blitzed Central. Football 25

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