Wisconsin State Teachers College - Meletean Yearbook (River Falls, WI)

 - Class of 1937

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Wisconsin State Teachers College - Meletean Yearbook (River Falls, WI) online yearbook collection, 1937 Edition, Page 153 of 206
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A A RENDLER STECKELBERG SELVIG ALPONSE A CASS - GERHARDT .-,, ,- L ' f .' 4" FOOTBALL A 1936 - ' LA CROSSE made eleven first downs to six for River Falls. Each team was penalized fifty yards. For River Falls, the play of Rendler, Wulf, Staley, Carow, and O'Brien was outstanding. The second non-conference game was a night affair with St. Thomas. Again the Falcons showed superior football technique and came away with a 26 to 6 victory. A brilliant aerial attack and two long runs by Herkal were essential in the Falcon scoring. Coach Lowery, taking advantage of the large score, used every man on the Falcon squad. For the locals Herkal, Wulf, Frank, and Alfonse played line ball. In the Homecoming contest, a great Superior team made use of the breaks to defeat a fighting Falcon eleven 13 to 0. Superior presented a team with an exceptionally large line and a fast, tricky backiield. The first break came early in the game when Rich of Superior intercepted a Falcon pass, running it t.o the forty-nine-yard line where he was stopped. Here the Falcons held momentarily until third down when Gentile broke loose on a thirty-four-yard run to the fifteen-yard line. Two plays later he scored on a lateral pass from Rich. The try for point was missed. During the remainder of the half, the two teams battled on even terms with no further scoring. The Falcons made a strong bid for a score in the third quarter advancing to the Superior twenty-nine-yard line, Where Superior t.ook the ball on incomplete passes. 552, MW, 57VZk'C H391 wad' - A if ,tear dlfufababiv

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HERKAL ISAACSON CUDNEY NYSTROM O'BRIEN HART FOOTBALL . 1 9 3 6 SEVEN lettermen reported to Coach Lowery in his first call for football prac- tice. They were Captain Merton Wulf, Walter Herkal, Leo Stenback, Donald Hart, Charles Cudney, Thomas Rendler, and Lawrence Selvig. The Falcon prospects were hit hard at the start of the season when eight lettermen who were counted on heavily failed to return to school. After two Weeks of intensive practice the locals opened the season in a game with Macalester winning by a 6 to O score. This game was played on a rain soaked field and the score was no indication of the Falcons' superior strength. For River Falls Rendler, Wulf, and Marr, a freshman, played good ball. Displaying a brilliant aerial attack the La Crosse Maroons handed the Falcons their first defeat of the season by a 6 to 0, score. The Maroons scored early in the second period on the execution of three pass plays which brought the ball to the Falcon sixteen-yard line. Here Binter, a Maroon halfback, scored on an off tackle run. The try for point was blocked by Carow, River Falls left guard. In the third quarter the Falcons made their only serious scoring threat, marching from midfield to the eleven-yard line, where the Maroon line held. Late in the fourth quarter the Maroons began a march on the Falcon goal which carried them to the locals' nineteen-yard stripe. At this juncture, however, the game ended, preventing all further scoring. 11381



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FOOTBALL 1 9 3 6 35 ,A is - Cb STENBACK BARTZ NICKERSON CAROW FEANK g SUPERIOR then began an uninterrupted drive of Seventy-One yards to a score. The kick was barely good, making the score 13 to 0. On the follow- ing kickoff, the Falcons attempted a difficult lateral pass which was recovered by Superior on the River Falls' twenty-five-yard line. ln the closing minutes, the Falcons fought desperately, but not in vain, to keep Superior from scoring. The play of the Whole Falcon team was commendable, considering that they were playing the conference champions wh.o had played together for three seasons. Coach Lowery's Falcons came back in a big Way after the defeat at the hands of Superior to spoil the Stout Homecoming by beating the Blue Devils 26 to 6. Rendler, Falcon fullback, led the onslaught on the Blue Devils by scoring three times. Captain Wulf scored once, and Cudney kicked two points after touch- down. Stout got her only score in the closing minutes on a pass. Nystrom made. the longest run of the day to set the Falcons in position for their fourth and final touchdown. Wulf played line ball: his punting Was especially good, having an average of thirty-eight yards per kick. Coach Lowery used a total of twenty-live men, all of them showing up well. The Falcons made eleven first downs to eight for Stout. The play of O'Brien, Staley, Frank, and Wulf was outstanding for the Falcons in the line, with that of Nystrom and Rendler outstanding in the backfleld. - H401 it 'FQ wk

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