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RIVER FALLS 20, ST. THOMAS 12
RIVER Falls opened the 1928 football season by defeating the strong St. Thomas
eleven 20-12 on Cadet Field. This game goes down in history as the first River
Falls football game to be broadcast by radio. Many 3. Falls fan was thrilled as
the announcer said, "This man Standish, left-halfback for River Falls, is some
.' T T".' .I' T .VII' -. " I I"' "' . T..' I
is a hard, hard man to stop."
The Red and White smashed the cadets, line, tore around their ends, and
threw the ball all over the gridiron. The Falls scored first when Alfonse picked
up a fumble and raced fifty yards for a touchdown. Claflin tallied again when
he plunged over from the three yard line. The last touchdown came when Seger-
strom blocked Hale punt 0n the cadet fifteen yard line. Sentinel line bucking
by ClaHin and MacDonald carried the pigskin over.
The best full
back in the con-
ference was the
triple th 1' e a t
fullback in both
1927 and 1928.
puming and sen-
in the Superior
game will go
down in football
history at River
"Randi, a am-
sistent ball carri-
er who followed
well. A hard
man to stop once
he broke mm the
and elusive rtm-
nirw was a con.
stant threat '
WENDELL CLAFLIN FRANKLIN STAINDISH
One Hundred Ten W
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Y defeating St. Thomas 20-12 and Hamline 17-0 in pre-season games the Red
and White gridders established recognition as championship contenders.
As the conference season started River Falls began her victorious march when
Stout, Milwaukee, and Eau Claire bowed to the Red and White gridders in
rapid succeSSion. Superior, the uWonder team of the North," was next held to a
scoreless tie by Coach Klandrud,s eleven. The Red and White team remained in
the conference race until the last game of the season when La Crosse succeeded
in defeating us after a hard fought battle by a score of 12-6. The Kellerites were
the only conference team to score on the Falls eleven this year.
Letters were awarded to sixteen players: Captain "Bud" Manion, Captain-
elect, Clarence Alfonse, Standish, MacDonald,
ClaHin, Altenberg, Larson, Schlicht, Seger-
strom, Jenson, Hagestad, Farrell, Luberg,
Hunt, Keilholtz, and Bartosh. Letterman re-
turning next year are Captain Alfonse, Schlicht,
Larson, Keilholtz, and Bartosh. With the re-
maining members of the squad, Klimper
Hammer, Sutherland, Peterson, Thomas, and
Krueger, back, prospects for next year look
By COACH KLANDRUD
Alfonse was moved from the backfield to line
and immediately won for himself a position as a
regular wing man. Al was a dashing, smart, cour-
ageous end who knew where to be and arrived
there on time with a lot of stuff. He was a fine
pass receiver, a good blocker, and a man who was
down under punts. Very few kicks were returned,
and a great deal of credit for the showing of this
years team was due Al. He was always in con-
dition to play and never was injured during the
season. He will make another captain that River
Falls will be proud of.
One Hundred Nine
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RIVER FALLS 17, HAMLINE O
HAMLINE, another Minnesota college and conqueror of Carleton, bowed to the
crimson tornado by a score of 17-0 in the second game of the season. Their
onlyeserious threat came in the first period when an attempted place kick hit the
goal posts and bounded back on the field. But after "Seeg" broke through their
line to block a punt, the tide of battle changed. ttMac', and uWinkien mercilessly
ripped the Hamline line to shreds, scoring touchdowns in both the second and
the third quarter.
However, the feature of the game was the stellar work of the subs who made
five first downs to Hamlinets one in the last quarter. Larson smashed through the
opposing line for long gains. In this quarter Johnny Schlicht made several sen-
sational runs. Much of the Fallst strength was due to the ability of these reserves
to carry on where the regulars left 01?.
ality was cutting
through ta 6 k l 6.
His fifty-s e v e 1:
yard run in the
as well as his
fortyefive y a r d
ja. u n t against
Eau Claire, show-
ed his ability in
The best end
that ever were a
football suit at
River Falls was
"Seeg," the first
down on punts,
and the best pass
receiver on the
squad, as well as
a. fast charging
JOHN MACDONALD HAROLD SEGERSTROM
One Hundred Eleven
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