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Page 136 text:
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Page 135 text:
A FIFTEEN-YARD-PENALTY on the Falcons placed the ball on
the one-yard-line and from there Poquette plunged over. The
extra point was added and the score stood at 14-0. An Eau Claire
fumble in the second quarter gave the Falcons the ball on the twenty-
five-yard-line. Trecker picked up five yards and Vandeberg broke loose
to score standing up from the twenty-yard-line. The try for point
failed. In the third quarter Dubbe blocked an Eau Claire punt and
Boettcher, playing heads up ball, recovered on the four-yard-line. Bartz
plunged over for the touchdown. Dubbe's placekick was wide and the
score was 14-12. With but six minutes left to play a bad pass from
center put the ball on the Falcons' Hfteen-yard-line. Trecker's punt
was blocked by Ormstad, Eau Claire guard, and the ball bounced into
the end zone where half the Eau Claire team recovered it. The attempted
conversion was wide and the game ended. Dubbe, Gerhardt and Trecker
played outstanding ball for the Falcons.
The Falcons suffered their third conference defeat at the hands of
the LaCrosse Indians, October 28. The Indians went on a scoring spree
and buried the Falcons to the tune of 34-7. Kelly, the Indians' star
back, picked off the opening kick-off and returned it 80 yards for a
touchdown. The try for point was good. The Falcons came back strong,
but were stopped on the Indians' twenty-yard-line. After an exchange
of punts Vandeberg scored on a sweeping end-run. The try for point
was good and the score was tied 7-7. With Lass, Bahr, and Rouscla
leading the running attack and the entire Indian lineup putting on an
exhibition of blocking and tackling, the Indians scored twice in the
first quarter, once in the third quarter and twice in the Hnal quarter.
The Indians put on a show of offensive power that was augmented by
perfect blocking. The Falcons, however, did not admit they were
beaten, but gave their best in an attempt to score. Dubbe, Schulen-
berg, and Vandeberg were especially outstanding, as the Falcons were
handed their worst defeat of the year.
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RESULTS OF THE SEASON
River Falls 35 Superior 67 River Falls 37
River Falls 45 Eau Claire 59 River Falls 43
River Falls 34 La Crosse 53 River Falls 58
River Falls 36 Eau Claire 42 River Falls 43
River Falls 29 Sr. Olaf 38 River Falls '53
River Falls 52 Macalester S1 River Falls 42
River Falls 52 St. Olaf 43 River Falls 59
Superior . ............,..,.............. 7
Eau Claire 1 . . . 6
La Crosse .... . . . 5
River Falls . . . . . . 1
Srour ..... . . . 1
PLAYERS NAMED ON THE ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM
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La Crosse 53
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