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

 - Class of 1976

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Under the second year of coaching by ferry Leggett and Whitey Verstrate the " Rocks " , had another super excellent season, with a record of 16 and 8; which is better than any other Quad-City Metro team. fust reading this can not even come close to describing the spirit these two men have brought to the Rock. As for the team, it consisted mostly of very talented seniors, with 6 hustling juniors always at the starters heels. Seniors who contributed greatly to the Rock cause were: John Foley, Kirk Lawsoni, Dave Plaisance, Mark Wise, Paul Osborn, and Tom Thorton. Proving that Rocks stand out were John Foley, Mark Wise, and Paul Osborn who made the Quad-City All Metro 1st and 2nd teams respectively, plus Kirk Lawson who received an honorable mention. The Rocks ' record of 16 wins and 8 losses contained many heartbreakers, especially in post-season play. The AA Regional was held at Moline, Alleman losing the first game to Fast Moline 64 to 65, leaving the Rocks against the Maroons. The Rocks came back from an 18 point dificit to tie the game up at 70, sending the game into double overtime. The first overtime ending in a tie again at 72 all. The second overtime Hallstrom shot and hit two for Moline with 11 seconds to go. That ' s the way the season ended, the Rocks just couldn ' t get two, losing 72 to 74 . " Get down tonight baby! " Front Row, Coach Jerry Leggett, Mgr. Steve Fields, John Foley, Alvin Pickett, Guy Frank, Tom Thorton, and Andrew Marshall. Back Row, Ben Doeckel, Mark Abolt, John Hall, Dave Plaisance, Dilliard Harris (On Top), Mark Wise, Tom Mur - rens, Paul Osborn, Kirk Lawson, Coach Donald (Whitey) Verstrate and Mgr. Tom Plaisance. 30 Basketball

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Laying the ball up for two more points against East Moline , is Senior forward Ron Elliott. . Expressing his " Keep on Truckin ' ' style is Leaping with astonishing height and giv- s enior Tom Murrens. ing the Rocks two more points is senior forward Dave Plaisance.



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Four coaches with one thing in common , " Rock Victories ' signed, Bender; Ny¬ man, Leggett , and Verstrate! Showing the talent that he has, Paul Os¬ born hits for an outside two against As¬ sumption. Getting set to pass off to the inside man is senior Kirk Lawson, while John ♦ — Concentrating for two more points at the freethrow line is senior guard Tom Thor¬ ton. Scoreboard Rl 70 •Alleman 58 Rl 60 Rock. A Guilford 50 Rl 44 • Bloom 47 Rl 54 E. Moline 62 Rl 81 West 69 Rl 81 Quincy 80 Ri 64 Alleman 61 Rl 54 Galesburg 76 Rl 61 Central 55 Rl 91 Dixon 65 Rl 79 Rock. Harlem 80 (ot) Rl 52 Moline 76 Rl 67 Central 59 Rl 76 Aurora East 92 Rl 84 Assumption 59 Rl 69 E. Moline 66 Rl 78 Rock Falls 69 Rl 74 Alleman 57 Rl 68 Dav. West 48 Rl 92 Assumption 59 Rl 69 Moline 51 Rl 81 Quincy 67 Rl 78 Galesburg 89 • Turkey Tournament Basketball 31

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