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Page 27 text:
AY BACK IN '45
Year in and year ouT The Jeffmen have had vicTorious combinafionsy
The Posnacks and Shuckmans of The 2O's, The Garfinkles and Kaplinskys
of The 3O's, and The Boykoffs and GoTkins of The 4O's. Jefferson has been
gifTed wiTh brillianT players and wonderful coaches: Mr. John McNulTy,
Mr. Ed Delaney, Mr. Mac l-lodesblaTT, and now Mr. Sam Schoenfeld.
These men are To be Thanked for Their parT in keeping Jefferson in The
Our senior class enTered The school in February, l94I, in The midsT
of a hecTic baskerball season. ln The Jeff lineup were The famous David
and GoliaTh combine, l-larry Thigh pockeTsl Boykoff, 6' 9", and l-ly GoTkin
The 5' 8" spark plug, Kelly Broffman, Dave Simon, and Larry BarneTT. This
guinTeT, coached by Mr. Mac l-lodesblaTT, was a powerful one, wiTh plenTy
of heighT, speed, ball handling, and good seT-shoTs. l-lowever we losT
To Jackson lin a sudden-deaTh Thrillerl aT Madison Square Garden before
a capaciTy crowd. We were deeply grieved aT This loss. The fuTure
looked black, especially since The compleTe firsT five and numerous reserves
graduaTed ThaT Term. However, fighfing againsT heavy odds, The new
coach, Mr. Samuel Schoenfeld, builT a formidable ouTfiT around a nucleus
of Co-CapTains Lenny Fried, Leon Girshek, and Joe KornblaTT. The l94I-
l942 season saw diminuTiveJoe KornblaTT reach sTardom, and wifnessed
The rapid developmenT of Two laTer' heroes, Sid Tanembaum and Max
Zaslofsky. The Jeff Team ended iTs schedule wiTh a Tie for firsT place wiTh
EasTern DisTricT, buT losT ouT in a playoff conTesT, 3l-30. V
ln l942-IQ43 we had six seasoned veTerans in Sid Tanenbaum, Max
Zaslofsky, Leon Girshek, Ralph Greenberg, Jack Gordon, and ArTie Rosen.
As The season progressed, The Team added anoTher capable reserve in
Jack Williky, and we won The divisional crown, alfhough we losT in The
guarTer-finals To Madison, 38-29. Sid Tanembaum deservedly earned The
all-scholasTic raTing besTowed upon him.
The T943-T944 squad wenT To The fronT wiTh The highly TouTed Cap-
Tain Max Zaslofsky, Jack Gordon, and Jack Williky. Playing againsT some
heavily favored clubs like Boys, Tech, and STuyvesanT, The Nicklemen
really showed greaTness and deTerminaTion by Thoroughly defeaTing all
Three opponenTs. Zaslofsky was sensafional, averaging over fifTeen poinTs
per game, and 'showing wonderful Team play.
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ATHLETICS IN JEFFERSON
Page 28 text:
During fhis season ainovel carnival nighf was inaugurafed wifh fhe
proceeds fo go fo a war charify. The confesfanfs in The inifial program
were Seward Park l-ligh versus Thomas Jefferson l-ligh, and an all-college
lvlifchel Field feam versus a feam of Jefferson All Sfars. Our varsify
feam was vicforious buf fhe All Sfars were defeafed in a wild and frenzied
game. This sef-up will be repeafed annually. A paf on fhe back musf
be given lvlr. Schoenfeld for his parf in puffing over fhis grand new idea.
This season, I944-l945, fhe feam shapes up well on paper wifh lrv
Rosenberg and Ronny Garshag expecfed fo be fhe big guns. lf is ,pre-
dicfed fhaf fhis feam will live up fo fhe fine repufafion builf up by fhe
This year's senior class has seen some excellenf feams represenfing
fhe school. Sporfs in general are af a very low ebb, buf we look fo a
brighfer fufure wifh fhe refurn of foofball, baseball, and fra'ck.
THE PIGSKIN PARADE
"l.ef's go Jeff! l.ef's go Jeffl We wanf a fouchdownl Fighf feam,
figh+!" The shrieking voices sfill echo in my mind. l-low l used fo yearn
for Safurday so l could see my heroes frof ouf on fhe gridiron .... Jeffer-
son vs. Boys, Jefferson vs. Tech, Jefferson vs. Manual, Jefferson vs.
Lincoln, and Jefferson vs. Flushing, buf alas, no Jefferson vicfory. l-low-
ever, fhaf didn'f maffer. We were all hepped up over fhe coming baffle
wifh fhose ferrible, brufal Tildenifes. Whaf a nafural: Jefferson vs. Tilden.
Bofh feams vicforyless and ouf fo baffle for fhe Coal Bowl Championship.
The game drew ifs usual capacify crowd af Boys l-ligh Field and we
finally chalked up a win by defeafing our arch rival, Samuel J. Tilden l-ligh
Due fo fhe onsef of fhe war, November i942 was fhe lasf fime fhe
Orange and Blue senf a feam info fhe fray. The sfudenfs of fhe school
wanf fo refurn fo fhe field, buf because of fhe war sifuafion, fhe delay
is prolonged. Our principal has promised fo reinsfafe fhis sporf on a
big-fime scale immediafely affer fhe ferminafion of fhe world conflicf.
We, fhe members of fhe Senior Class of January I945. will waif
earnesfly and hopefully for fhese normal days when we can again see our
boys in acfiong win or lose, fighfing for dear old Jeff.
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