Piqua Central High School - Piquonian Yearbook (Piqua, OH)

 - Class of 1911

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P. H. S. Foot Ball Team l.l P. H. S. 140 10092, OPPONENTS 0 HIS is a record worth having, is it not? This is the first time in the history of P. H. S. that a team has closed a season with such a record. That "goose egg" for the opponents is what appeals to us, and therefore we feel that our team is "the goose that laid the golden egg"-golden for us, not for the other teams. But say, we worked for it. All the teams except one were evenly matched in weight, but what was the difference? It was for old P. H. S., and with each game the playing was harder, that we might keep the record. The season's record is due to three reasons: first, team work without starsg second, faithful and hard practice and training,--there were many night's practise in the rain, third, Coach Bailey. THE SCHEDULE. The season was started at home with Lima. They had a good team but could not solve our trick plays, with the result of P. H. S. 19, L. H. S. 0. CRainJ. Sidney was next at Sidney. The day was too hot for a good fast game, but P. H. S. came off the winners 9 to 0. Then one week later we entered the "lists" with Steele's warriors. We certainly had some game. For fifty minutes we slipped and slid in the rain and mud. P. H. S. scored only one touchdown. VVc met Urbana the next week and here Mote proved himself to be some sprinter by landing two touchdowns, while Brown came along with ai third. This was a hard game for there was snow and this made the ball hard to handle. P. H. S. 16. U. H. S. 0. Then we got some more of Sidney. Brown tried all of the trick plays, and nearly every play that we had. The only time P. H. S. had any trouble making downs was when we were on the "diamonds" where it was muddy. P. H. S. 50. S. H. S. 0. Next to Lima. If there ever was a game that was hard to win, it was at Lima. We broke thru for only two touchdowns but Bartholomai's drop kick and the kicked goals brought the score up to 15, with Lima 0. The Lima field was soft for a change, due to the weather. The following Thursday was Thanksgiving Day. This was the last game of the season and with one of the strongest teams. "Would Urbana score?" was the questiong we had long before put away any doubts as to who would win, but could we keep the record clean? The team said "No" to the first question, and there was determination in their answer. The fellows were in the best of shape and spirits even down to the last sub. Just before dinner their spirits fell a little but they all said "No" to the turkey and many other good things, until supper. A nice little shower came just before the game, and frightened out a part of the crowd, but it takes more than an ordinary rain to stop a foot-ball game. We went to the field early, and ran through a few signals and then went to the "Club House" for final instructions. Here we were given to under- stand that Urbana should not score under any circumstances. The whistle blew and we were off. VVe started the score in the first quarter and scored in every quarter of the game until at the end. P. H. S. Q6. U. H. S. 0. Open plays were used to good effect. A crowd of about seven hundred people saw the game, which was a fitting close to the season. RAY LEYERING, '11, LINE UP. RATf'lrIP'F ........ F. B. and Ca mt. BRONVN .... .... . B. DANKWORTH .... L. G. BART!-IOLOMAI ...... . ....... R. T. l . Moria ..... . ............ R. H. l.Evr:R1NG .... . . . .C. BRANDENBURG . . . . . .L. T. MENU!-:1.sonN ........ . . . . . .R. E. HINSL'li ..... I.. H. GINN ..... .... L . E. REITZ ....... .... R . G. HlC'KS, Orin. Hawnm'-Subs.

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P. H. S. Basket Ball Team . H. S. had a fairly successful Basket Ball season. Although the team lost four games, we ought not to complain, for the winning of a game is a secondary matter: the drill and discipline gained is of greater importance. That the team was a good one and deserved to win is evident from a brief review of the work of the boys who composed it. RAY LEVERING. "Big" was the only representative which the class of '11 had in this year's team. He filled the position of right guard in a very creditable man- ner. Cleanliness is his motto, for he always played straight, clean basket ball. His good guarding, as well as the unique way in which he got across the floor and dropped the pill in the box, won for him the admiration of every one. We regret very much that this was his last year of High School basket ball. LEROY BROWN. "Brownie" was Captain and the only real veteran on the team. He played the position of right forward to the satisfaction of all who witnessed his playing. It seemed impossible for him to get in a position in which he could not shoot a goal. As captain he showed himself to be a Very capable leader and got the best team together that P. H. S. has had for some time. He seemed to be the hub of the team, for when he was out of the game the rest could not play half as well. His work on the basket ball floor for the past two years has surely been praiseworthy, and we are glad that he has one more year to play with P. H. S. IRWIN BARTHOLAMAI. No one questions "Barty's" ability as a basket ball player. He was always right there with the goods when it came to securing points, for he got more field goals than any man on the team. He played hard all the time and we are glad he will be with the team next winter. DWIGHT GINN. "Little said and much done. " This will apply to "Amy" who never grumbled nor did anything but play basket ball. He played the position of left forward and he played it well. It is a hard matter to write about him for you can never catch him still long enough to find out anything about him. It seems about as easy for him to go up in the air after the ball as to run on the floor. Not many High School teams have his equal as an all round player, and P. H. S. is fortunate in having him for next year. HOMER REITZ. "Curly" never did anything not.able in school for he hasn't been here long enough, but then we all know that he played a great game at left guard. He also had the habit of occasionally shooting a field goal. At no time was he the least bit bashful about getting into the game, for he was usually the first one to get a cheer. Since this is only his first year, "dope" has it that he will be one of the stars of the team for the next three years. THE SUBS. Not all the praise. for the past successful basket ball season is due to the regular members of the team. The subs and second team men should get a good share of it for they work about as hard as the regular men and usually get no honor for it. If it were not for these fellows the practice would be fruitless for the first team. Those who worked the hardest and yet did not get a regular position on the team are Hinsch and Bateman. A MARION BAILEY, '11, LINE UP. BROWN ........... R. F. and Capt. Rrzrrz ........ .... L . G. GINN .................... L. F. . BATEMAN. 1 BARTHOLOMAI. . . ....... C. P . . . . . . .Subs LEVERING ..... .... R . G. HINSCH j SCHEDULE. P. H. S. 54 ........ Union City. . . . . .16 ..... . . ...... at Piqua P. H. S. 48 ........ Stivers CDaytonj . . .22, . . . . . .at Piqua P. H. S. 28 ........ West Milton ....... 24 ..... ..... a t West Milton P. H. S. 25 ........ Xenia ............. 22. . . .... at Xenia P. H. S. 42 ........ Xenia ....... . . . .29 ..... ...... . .at Piqua P. H. S. 43 ........ Steele CDaytonJ .... 19. . . . . . .at Piqua P. H. S. 24 ........ Plain City .... . . .27 ..... . . .at Plain City P. H. S. 20 ........ Plain City ......... 25. . . . . . .at Piqua P. H. S. 35 ........ Lima ......... . . .10 ..... ........ ..... a t Lima P. H. S. 45 ........ Piqua City Team. . .21 .... .... a t Piqua P. H. S. 26 ........ West Milton ....... 34 ..... .............. a t Piqua P. H. S. 11 ........ Lima .............. 34. . . ..... at Lima Total-Piqua High School 401. Opponents 283.

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