Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, October 22, 1946, Page 5, Image 5

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Sports Editor
It was a sad Webfoot team that left Hayward field Saturday.
They had entered the Homecoming tilt determined to win, but
the}- lost to the mud and tied with the Cougars. For the Sorboe
men it was a moral victory. According to reports drifting down
from Pullman, Cougar fans were expecting a trimming, and
t though the VV SL elevent natur
ally would have liked to win
they were not too disheartened
by the tie. . i
Losing the battle to the mud
does not mean the W&bfoots are
Ihough the WSC eleven natur
veal that the Ducks were a weak
eleven. It did, however, show
that they are not the best mud
ders in the nation. They played
good hard ball, certainly noth
ing to be ashamed of. Their de
fensive play was superb as the
Cougar net of 34 yards from scrimmage acknowledge.
Individual stars were not too prominent, with the line as
a whole looking very good. It was an alert forward wall that
picked up three Cougar fumbles early in the contest. And
again when the Cougars made their scoring bid in the fourth
quarter, the Duck defense rose to smear the Staters for a huge
loss and then maintain its pace by knocking down three des
perate Cougar passes.
One of the highlights of the game was the fine punting per
formance of Bob Koch. His first three kicks were none too long,
and it appeared that the wet day was about to give his average a
bad time. Bob proved himself equal to the occasion, however,
and got off successive kicks of 43, 45, 46, 45, 42, 40, 42, and 40
yards to average better than 40 yards per try for the contest.
Shaffer and Newquist Save Scores
The two most breathtaking individual plays were contributed
on the defensive side by Webfoots Don Shaffer and Jim New
■ quist. Both were determined last-ditch tackles that saved WSC
scores. Shaffer caught Bob George on the 14 yard line after a
28 yard return of an interception, and Newquist nailed Wally
Kramer after the final gun went off when Kramer intercepted a
Webfoot aerial.
Encouraging to the Oregon fans was the appearance of
Lightnin’ Jake Leicht in the contest, his first showing since
the season opener in September. Many were skeptical as to
Leicht’s condition because he was in the game for so brief a
time. Fans overlook the fact, however, that because of the
condition of the field, it was extremely doubtful if even Jake
could spring loose.
He made one punt runback but could only pick up five yards,
and when he did get his hands on the ball from scrimmage the
Cougars were waiting for him en masse. With virtually no
chance of Leicht breaking loose in the mud, there was no reason
to risk further injury to him.
The mud was a contributing factor in Duke Iversen’s leg in
jury. The big hard-blocking quarterback was driving hard down
field when his foot slipped in the mud—and bingo he had a pulled
leg muscle, an injury lie undoubtedly would not have sustained
had the field been firm. The casualty, though not serious, will
keep the Duke out of competition for a few days.- A pair of strong
sturdy legs are definite prerequisites of a good blocking back.
In Defense of the Jayvees
It must be admitted right here, that we are none too happy
over the outcome of Friday night’s JV shellacking at the hands of
OSC bv a 48-7 score. Oregon’s JV mentor, John Warren, has
little to say about the game, but this column feels just a bit more
Not that the Orangemen pulled anything underhanded; on
the contrary, all was open and above board. But it must be point
ed out that the score was certainly not an accurate comparison
of the two teams.
The OSC varsity had the weekend off, and that may well
have had some bearing on the situation. Warren was using
real JV material. Varsity Coach Tex Oliver had a full four
teams saved for Saturday and perhaps more. From the ap
pearance of the OSC lineup, that was not the case with the
We are not too well acquainted with the Corvallis turnout,
but several of the boys have been getting varsity publicity who
saw action in the JV tilt. Offhand, three backs—Bert Allinger,
Bud Twenge, and Vic Hartman—come to mind. One of the
three—Hartman—was a letterman last year. If these boys are
_ .anywhere near the class drumbeater Irwin Harris has been pub
licizing them to be, then they certainly were above the calibre of
the Duck JVs.
Hobson Looks Over
'46-47 Varsity Talent
Eleven Lettermen
Answer First Call
Basketball Coach Howard Hob
son was given an opportunity to
look over a crop of over 100 basket
ball candidates when the season was
declared officially underway yester
day. Included in the initial turnout
were 11 lettermen who are expected
to form, the nucleus of the 1946-47
Hobson said that because of the
huge turnout, he will split the squad
into three divisions—varsity, junior
varsity, and freshmen. The varsity
will compete in the regular North
ern Division circuit, the JVs will
play the local industrial teams, and
the Frosh will have a full schedule
against the OSC Rooks and Oregon
high schools.
Assisting Hobson this year will
be Ted Schopf, who was basketball
coach at Washington High in Port
land last year when they won the
state prep title. He will train the
Three Giantg
The lettermen that are expected
to form the backbone of the 1946-47
team include such giants as Roger
Wiley who is 6-8; Ken Hays, 6-7, and
Marv Rasmussen, who is 6-7. Other
lettermen who will be vieing for a
starting forward slot are Ed Dick,
Dick Wilkens, Bob Wren, and Roy
Four fqst lettermen guards who
answered Hobby's call today were
Sam Crowell, A1 Popick, Stan Wil
liamson, and Reedy Berg.
Although it will be a rough road
for the freshmen who are anxious
to take advantage of this last
season to play varsity ball as a
frosh, one or two of the outstand
ing neophytes may have an op
portunity to move up. Height will
probably be a deciding factor for
the freshment, however. Bob
Amacher is the tallest of the
group at 6-8, Jack Loomis is 6-7,
Bob Don stretches 6-4%, Jerry
Switzer of Eugene stands 6-4 </2
Dick Howell is 6-7, and Bill' Wang
stretches 6-51/2.
Schopf has plenty of all-state ma
terial on hand to be divided between
the Frosh and Jayvee teams. Ty
Lovelace, Lynn Hamilton, and Bob
Lavey are on hand from last year’s
team; Ken Johnson and Amacher
are present from the 1945 all-state
second team; Don and Byrce Han
ning were all-city in Portland; and
Bob Henderson, Paul Sauer, Ken
Seeborg, Jim Bocchi, and Wade
Cowan, who were on previous all
state squads, have entered the Uni
versity as freshmen this year.
Eighteen Lettermen
Report at Idaho
MOSCOW, Idaho, Oct. 21.—(AP)
—One hundred candidates, includ
ing 18 lettermen and four regulars
from last year’s Northern Division
championship team, turned out to
day for the first University of Ida
ho basketball practice.
Only Captain Len Pyne, who
graduated, was missing today from
the “Five Ironmen’’ who were run
ners-up to the California Bears for
the Pacific Coast conference title
after winning the circuit’s northern
crown. The other four “Ironmen,”
so called because they played near
ly all of every week which brought
Idaho its first sectional title in 23
years, will be back. They are Grant
Mortenson, Jack Phoenix, Bill Car
baugh, and Fred Quinn.
The pre-conference schedule
takes Idaho to Madison Square
Garden where they will meet City
College of New YorK on December
UO Runners
Look for Meets
University of Washington’s an
nouncement Wednesday that it had
sent invitations to University of
British Columbia, Idaho, Washing
ton State, Oregon State, and Ore
gon asking these schools if they
were interested in participating in
a cross-county run spornsored by
Washington nas not been received
by Oregon, according to Bill Hay
Hayward, Oregon’s track mentor,
said that if the invitation is re
ceived, Oregon will field a team of
some six or seven men for the four
mile hill and dale race. He had not
had any word of the announcement
yesterday but was glad that some
one had taken the initiative in or
ganizing a first-class run.
The Oregon harriers are without
any competition if this meet is not
held, Hayward announced. He has
contacted Oregon State and Uni
versity of Washington to see if they
were interested in a dual meet with
Oregon at the time the football
games were held between the
His plan was to have the race
start before halftime and finish in
side the stadiums before the second
half was underway. The aspiring
members for this year’s team are
working out on Hayward' field. Few
of the runners have tried the full
* four miles yet.
Hayward listed Hugh Stapleton,
Johnny Joachims, Dale Harlan, Bob
Forbes and A1 Pietschman as the
men onditioning themselves.
Bruin Rossi Qualifies
For Hard Luck Medal
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21 (AI>)
—Galloping- Cal Rossi, UCLA
sparkplug halfback cut down by
a broken leg against California
last Saturday, qualifies for some
sort of hard luck medal, if they’re
hanging any out this season.
For the second straight year,
fickle fate has “done him out of”
All-America recognition.
Last fall, playing with a much
weaker team than this season’s,
potent Bruins, Rossi rolled up 700
yards running from scrimmage in
five games, second nationally at
the time only to Bob Fenimore of
Oklahoma A&M.
Then he was transferred by the
Navy to Harvard to finish en
sign’s training, and had to be con
tent with small-type honorable
mention when the All-America
picks were made.
Decommissioned last July, the
southpaw pepperpot from Santa
Barbara returned to UCLA to
take his regular right half post.
His injury, diagnosed as a frac
tured right fibula, will pobabl'y
keep Ro^ji out fo the est of the
regular season. But he hopes to be
ready for a Rose Bowl engage
ment next aJnuary 1.
And, All-America can wait till
next year.
Track Coach Calls
Cross Country Men
All men interested in the cross
country race scheduled by the
University of Washington in Se
attle November 27 are asked to
meet with Colonel Bill Hayward
in his office in Mac court at 8 pan.
Wednesday afternoon. Oregon
will send a team if there are
enough men and interest to war
rant holding the four-mile run.
Basketball Turnout
Swamps Edmundson
SEATTLE, Oct. 21—AP)—Ap
proximately 100 were on hand today
when Coach Hec Edmundson sized
up University of Washington bas
ketball prospects for the first time
this season. The turnout is so un
wieldy it will be some time before
he can even begin to concentrate on
a first string lineup.
Washington faces two major in
tersectional series here in late De
cember—with Ohio State and Min
Rebec, Gerlinger Win
Rebec house and Gerlinger led
the parade of winners yesterday af
ternoon at Gerlinger hall in the
women’s volleyball league. Rebec
swamped the Zeta Tau Alphas, 75
to 22, and Gerlinger nipped Alpha
Xi Delta, 39 to 35, in the tightest
contest of the afternoon.
In other games Highland house
whipped the Alpha Chis, 37 to 18,
Alpha hall smothered Kappa Alpha
Theta, 44 to 19, and Susan Camp
bell ran wild against Alpha Delta
Pi, 43 to 12.
Friendly hall was first used as a
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