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RIVER FALLS opened the conference season with a heartbreaking
12-7 loss to the Superior Yellowjackets at Superior, October 6.
The Yellowjackets opened the scoring in the first quarter after Rich
returned one of Trecker's punts from midlield to the eighteen-yard-
line. Paquette, Yellowjacket fullback, carried the ball to the eight-
yard-line. On the fourth down Rich plunged over center for the score.
Cirilli's attempt for the extra point was wide. In the second quarter
the Falcons were stopped six inches from the goal and the half ended
River Falls 0-Superior 6. In the third quarter a recovered fumble by
Kroeger gave the Falcons possession of the ball in Superior territory.
Trecker on reverses and plunges carried the ball to the eighteen-yard-
line. Bartz stepped back on the fourth down and passed to Kroeger in
the end zone. Dubbe kicked the extra point to put the Falcons in the
lead 7-6. The rest of the game was played in the Yellowjackets' terri-
tory, but the Falcons were unable to score. Bartz, apparently off on a
touchdown run, stumbled and fell when in the clear and another drive
was halted. With two minutes to go the Falcons decided to attempt
another pass. Paquette intercepted on the dead run and with the aid
of good blocking ran sixty-five yards to a touchdown. The game end-ed
with the Red and White on the Yellowjackets' fifteen-yard-line. Out-
standing for the Falcons were Trecker, Bartz, and Boettcher in the
backfield and Schmidt and Schulenberg in the line.
The Red and White of River Falls made their Homecoming week-
end a success by defeatin ai tough Stout Institute team 18-14, at
Ramer Field. The Blue D ' of Stou threatened to score immediately
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COACH LOWF.RY'S 1939 Falcons opened the season September 22
in a night game, at Gustavus Adolphus College. The Golden Gusties,
with one game behind them, defeated the lighter, inexperienced Falcons
19-0. Only the line lighting spirit of the Falcons kept the Gusties from
winning by a larger margin. Russell Buckley, captain and speedy left
halfback of the Gusties, scored the three touchdowns. Outstanding in
the game for the Falcons was the ine punting of Trecker, which re-
peatedly stood off touchdown marches, and the fine defensive play of
Diermeier backing up the line and Trecker from his halfback position.
The Falcons opened their 1939 home football season on Saturday,
September 30, by defeating the strong, fast Stevens Point Teachers
10-7. The tilt was scoreless until, in the third quarter, a long pass,
Trenkel to Fritch, connected for their lone touchdown. The extra point
was then added to make the score 7-0. River Falls also tallied in the
third quarter on a series of long gains by Trecker and Vandeberg and
a plunge by Vandeberg for the score. Dubbe's try for point was good
and the score stood 7-7. The game was climaxed and won in the last'
five seconds when Dubbe dropped back to the forty-five-yard line and
booted a perfect place kick between the uprights to give the Falcons a
10-7 victory. The entire team played good ball but Trecker, Vande-
berg and Schulenberg were outstanding for the day.
The Falcons ended their 1939 football season Saturday, November 4,
with an impressive 9-7 win over Winona Teachers. Winona led the
Minnesota Teachers College Conference and was undefeated prior to
their meeting with the Red and White. River Falls scored in the second
quarter when Boettcher crashed over right tackle from the twenty-
four-yard line. Dubbe's attempted placement was blocked. Ralph Spen-
cer, Winona fullback, scored for Winona after blocking a River Falls
punt and passing into scoring position. Andrejack kicked the extra
point and Winona led 7-6 at half time, but River Falls completely
dominated the play during the second half. '
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IN the second quarter River Falls took the lead with two quick touch-
downs. Trecker, Vandeberg and Boettcher carried the ball to the
Stout thirty-five-yard-line, then Trecker passed to Schmidt on the
one-yard-line where he was stopped cold. Vandeberg on a brilliant
sweeping end-run crossed the goal standing up. The try for point was
wide. After the next kickoff Stout was forced to punt and White,
Falcon end, blocked the kick. Dobberstein, Falcon tackle, picked up
the ball and fell over the goal line for a touchdown. Again the try for
point was wide, and the half ended with the Falcons leading 12-7.
Early in the fourth quarter Keough faked a pass and ran twenty-five
yards for a touchdown without a hand touching him. Moe kicked the
point and Stout led 14-12. In the closing minutes of the game the
Falcons, playing their best ball, carried the ball to the Blue Devils'
twenty-Eve-yard line. Trecker faded back and tossed a perfect pass to
Schmidt in the end zone for the score. The try for point was blocked.
Stout, in desperation, tossed passes right and left in the final seconds
only to have Trecker intercept one in midfield to stop their attempt to
score. Boettcher, with his Hne plunging and defensive work, Trecker,
with his good punts and passes, and Gerhardt, with his hard blocking
and tackling, were the stars of the game.
Saturday, October 21, the Falcons traveled to Eau Claire where they
were defeated for the second time in conference play. Eau Claire
Teachers used a strong passing attack varied with a formidable running
game in defeating the Falcons 20-12. Eau Claire scored in the first
seven minutes of play on a series of passes and plunges. Poquette scored
from the ten-yard-line. The try for point was good. The passing com-
bination, Poquette to Sequin, again placed the Zornadoes in position
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