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

 - Class of 1983

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Fmhmtn FootbtM- FROST ROW John Louror, Brian O'Melia, Ran dy Mc»ci. Bob Lee. Dale Owens Lulcc Schuck. Micky Clark. Mai Webb. David Hayes. Mike Rich SECOND ROW Rick Schmkel. Hri an Brown. Scot! Mier. Cory Han nah. Todd Simmer, Scon Schwank ley. Pryce Boeye. Mike Dim, Keitl Taylor. THIRD ROW Chad DeWui Jason Foy.Jose Sali ar. Wes Grahm Tresor Collie. Derrick Adams. Sieve Syler, David Griffiths. FOURTH ROW Larry Turner. Paul Cook. Frank Nosac. Rob Harris. Sean Prcscou. John Wells. Todd Stengal. Lessie Nunn. Mike Osborn. Eric Levine. Pete Newcomb. LAST ROW' Coach Kevin Minch. Coach Jim Lighthirer, Coach Rich Lighth-irer. Coach Doug Hallburg Sean Prescoii. a freshman moved up to sophomore level, cries 10 get a little action going with "the big boys" at practice. Sophomore Football Rl OPP Davenport West 16 27 Marshalltown 12 16 Moline 26 28 Alleman 34 18 Quincy 13 20 Moline 30 20 East Moline 24 34 Galesburg 20 18 3 wins ■ 3 losses Sophomore coach John Each attempts to tell his players that they will not win any games by making mistakes. During practice. Jon Perkins shows his teammates how to find the correct hole to run through at the scrimmage line. Freshman Football Rl OPP John Deere 30 6 Coolidge 32 14 Alleman 24 21 Galesburg 8 22 East Moline 16 33 Wilson 6 6 East Moline 6 0 Alleman 6 14 4 wins • 3 losses 1 tie Fresh Soph Football a?

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SOPHOMORE FOOTBALL FRONT ROW Mike Jonn, Scott Panther, Ted Ditto, Scott Collmton. Jeff Murphy. Tom tt'ilton, Mike Cottrell. Todd Hickman, SECOND ROW' Stete Ortiz, Elli Atwater. Stctc StomKiugh, Anthony Harm. Pat Carrol. Johnafa Lee. Sergio Villarreal. Vfiley Johnton. Matt Dietrich. THIRD ROW Andy Grey. Brett Gihhonv Brian Cady. Bob Bowcher. Jon Perkin . Carl Veath-ere. Dale Frank. FOURTH ROW Tim DeVries . Tod Vfickline. Craig Kohhint. Andy Mendoza, Aaron Li-gon. Lane Collie. Leslie Nunn. Sean Prescott, LAST ROW Coach Kick Miers, Coach John Each. Coach Norm Albrighton. Coach Don Kesler. The disappointments were there, along with the first downs, close games, and scores. Fall came, and i( brought with it the coming of football for the new- freshmen players. A combination of two previous squads from the junior highs came together and blended with one another. The outlook seemed promising and the energy abundant during pre-season practices. Before the realization was felt, the games had become victories, defeats, and memories. Eventually, the first opponent came around which was John Deere. The Rocks proved dominent. scoring in every quarter, and only allowing the Spartans one trip into the endzone. After a victory the following Thursday against Coolidgc. they ventured into a match with Alle-man. The Pioneers fought hard all the way, but eventually bowed over to the Rocks. The proceeding two games brought the players back down to earth, losing to East Moline and Galesburg, respectively. Staying neutral in any way. defensively or offensively, they simply tied Wilson at their next match. Finally back on the winning streak, which started at the second game against East Moline, they calmly sneaked by the Panthers, achieving hearty vengence. "This game proved to be the highlight of the season for the players". Coach Minch later stated. The last game of the season, revenge made a visit once again to the freshman team, this time giving the benefit to Allcman. whom the Rocks had beaten once before earlier in the year. "It was a disappointing season", stated Coach Minch, "but they’re a talented group of kids, and with effort and determination, they'll better themselves next season. They can produce team effort.” "A very enjoyable year, with a number of obstacles to overcome”, stated Coach Each reflecting back upon the sophomore football squad. "We had a small team to begin with, and a great amount of injuries also, which didn’t help cither.” The season's schedule started at home against the Davenport West Falcons, who unfortunately spoiled the opening game for the Pebbles. They also lost the next week while away at Marshalltown. Finally, a choice time to uncover a win. Homecoming rolled around, and the Rocks went into the game optimistically. With a little more than two minutes left the Pebbles were ahead, but Moline scored and won the game. Realizing that losing did not get them anywhere, they bussed over to Browning field and handed Allcman a quick and simple loss. But their bubble soon broke as they fell to the junior Blue Devils of Quincy the following Friday night. The Sophomores next matched up to Moline again. At halftime. the score showed Moline over Rock Island, 20-0. But the Pebbles saw it differently and fought back to a victory over the Maroons. A week later, they arrived at the Soul Bowl to take on the East Moline Panthers. With their conference lead at stake, they went into the game with a tremendous amount of injuries. After four quarters, the score stood still at a tic. By the time three overtimes were completed, the Pebbles were defeated. The last game finally came around and Galesburg was due in town. The junior Rocks still wanted to prove that they were better than it seemed. It was a close game overall, but the Pebbles came back to beat Galesburg in the last eight seconds. Fr«ih Soph Foot Kill



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VanDeWalle to State Harriers improve As the long school day drew to a close, the Rocky harriers still had a long way to go. Mile after mile, their stride lengthened, as they pushed to fulfill their goal. Their hearts continued to pump at an even pace in time with each step. Many people felt these athletes were a little crazy. Most of them agreed. However the cross country team members derived satisfaction in their lonely run. Tony VanDeWalle highlighted the boy's season. Starting by placing first in all regular season meets. Tony also set course records eight times. He went on to place second in sectionals, and fourteenth in state. Although Tony was the stand out. coach Coolidge also had high praise for Kevin Socken and Brad Howard. The varsity team ended up second in the Big Six. and tied for second at district. In a major meet involving twenty-four teams, they finished fifth. Finally, at the twenty team Dixon Invitational, the harriers brought home the first place trophy. Hampered by the small number of participants, the girls cross country team still improved their record. The young team spirted one senior-Marian McCart. Other stand outs included Dawn Bosworth, Joel Axup, and Kelly Yeocum. Boys' Cross Country (low score wins) Rl OPP Kewanee 22 55 Allcman n 41 U.T.H.S. 19 59 U.T.H.S. 21 57 Eric 20 57 Rock Falls 18 41 Galesburg 24 55 Allcman 20 56 Moline 2S 50 North Scott 18 41 Pleasant Valley IS 44 Bettendorf 54 25 Clinton 54 25 Gencseo 51 24 Central 52 27 w on II lost 4 Insitationals 1st out of 20 at Dixon 2nd out of 12 at Galesburg 2nd out of 14 at Dekalb 5rd out of 18 at Gencso 2nd out of 6 at conference meet Sth out of 24 at Sterling 12 out of 16 at sectional Girls' Cross Country (low score w ins) Rl OPP Allcman IS SO Bettendorf 27 29 U.T.H.S. 22 54 Clinton 17 19 Rock Falls 54 21 Genesco 24 51 U.T.H.S. 21 54 Galesburg SO IS Davenport Central 50 25 Allcman SO IS Kewanee 56 20 Moline 22 55 Pleasant Valley 10 27 North Scott 50 10 won 7 lost 7 Invitationals Sth out of 9 at Galesburg 1st out of 9 at Rock Falls 9th out of IS at Genesco 7th out of 2S at Dixon 7|h out of 19 at Sterling Jrd out of 6 at conference meet Sth out of 15 at regional meet 17 out of 20 at sectional meet Breaking through the finish line first. Tony VanDeXTalle adds another course record to his string of victories. 46 Cross Country

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