The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, September 23, 1954, Image 6

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    THE BATTALION Thursday, September 23, 1954
Bryant
Sends
Not
Ags
Satisfied;
In Early
' A&M’s first and second-string’
iootball teams g:ot their practice
session cut short yesterday, but
not for the usual reason.
The Red and Blue elevens were
gent to the dressing room early by
Head Coach Paul Bryant after he
didn’t like what he saw in a drill
which stressed both offense and
defense for the Oklahoma A&M
game Saturday night in the Cotton
Bowl.
'S 'im \
II
HALFBACK BILLY HUDDLESTON
Ran 35 Yards Against Tech
Bryant then gave his attention
to the reserves and the Freshmen.
The Fish worked out on the other-
side of the practice field.
Afterwards, Bryant said, “We
tried to work on offense and de
fense, but were unable to get our
boys interested.” He said he prob
ably would send them through
scrimmage today.
The Reds first ran, plays against
a reserve team, then went on de
fense against another reserve elev
en which ran Oklahoma A&M
plays. Assistant Coach Don Ellis,
1953 all-Southwest conference
quarterback for the Aggies, quar
terbacked. the reserve offensive
team.
While the Reds worked on of
fense, the Blues were drilled
against the reserve defensive team.
A few minutes after the teams had
switched, the Blues were stopped
as they were running through, plays
and sent to the shower.
The Reds then were set to work
on goal-line defense as the. reser
ves were given the ball on their 5-
yard line. Several minutes later,
the Reds too went to the showers.
With the first two varsity elev
ens off the field, the two reserve
teams then whipped through a 30-
minute session.
While Bryant and Assistant
Coaches Jim Owens and Phil Cut-
chin directed the varsity, about 100
Fish footballers were put through
a thorough workout by Assistant
Coaches Tom Tipps, Jerry Clai
borne, Willie Zapalac, Elmer Smith,
Pat James and Lou Karibo.
The Freshmen play the Univer-
versity of Houston freshmen on
Kyle field a week from tonight.
Backfield units were teamed
with centers and ends and worked
on plays while the linemen got a
blocking drill. After this the squad
was divided into six complete teams
and went through plays as a unit
to improve their timing and execu
tion.
Winner In Two Starts
CHS Works
For Rattler
Hard
Game
By MAURICE OLIAN
Consolidated Sports Writer
A&M Consolidated’s Tigers, un
beaten in their first two games,
went through a sharp defensive
scrimmage Wednesday as Coach
Jim Bevans prepared his team for
the Navasota game here Friday
night.
The entire squad worked hard
on pass defense, downfield block
ing and tackling. Bevans, assist
ed by Edsel Jones, former CHS
graduate, also had his extra point
combinations practicing in an ef
fort to improve on the Tiger record
of three conversions in eight at
tempts.
Consolidated’s probable starting
offensive lineup will be: Ends,
Jerry Oden, 160 pound senior and
Dick Hickman, 148, junior; tackles,
George Litton, 170, senior, and
Henry JTiillips, 154, senior; guards,
Jack McNeely, 15&, junior, and
Manuel Garcia, 150, junior; center,
Norman Floeck, 155, junior.
Quarterback, J. B. Carroll, 124,
junior; halfbacks, Travis Engel-
brecht, 137, senior, and Tommy
Barker, 135, senior; fullback, Bob
by Joe Wade, 144, senior.
Litton and Engelbrecht are the
Tiger co-captains.
CHS has rolled up a 235.5 yard
average on the ground and a 52.5
yard average through the air. The
Tigers have given up 212.5 yards
per game rushing and only 14
yards per game in the air.
Engelbrecht is the leading Con
solidated ball carrier, with 205
yards for a 9.3 yard average.
Barker has 112 yards in 20 car
ries, and Wade has gained 106
yards for an 8.8 yard average.
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By JERRY WIZIG
Battalion Sports Editor
Many of today’s football fans have only a vague idea of
how the game was played back in the days when the forward
pass was still new and few colleges had more than 25-man
squads.
The Battalion sports staff received a letter from a for
mer Aggie football player, Merlin Mitchell, T7, describing
vividly some portions of the 1916 A&M grid season. Most
of the letter is printed here:
“As an old ‘codger’ I am going ers, center; ‘Ox’ Ford, guard;
to ‘lay the brag’ (check the rec- ‘Shock Head’ Jim Crow, tackle;
ords) that I made more touch- ‘Last Tag’ Thornton, end; ‘Sleepy’
downs in one ball game than any Montgomery, tackle; ‘Half Wit’
other Aggie. Along the latter Bums, quarterback; and also ‘Pu-
part of October, 1916, I was tail- ny’ Wilson, guard. Everybody was
back for A&M. We played the always griping about something,
usual conference games and then, but we liked to play football, and
as now, we never knew who was we always won more than we lost,
laying for us until the game was <<The Missouri School of Mines
ove1- came down to visit us. They had
. Jl ^ er Harlan, fresh out of polished off several big colleges
Princeton, was our coach, and he that season> and allowed they
was an inside player. By that I woldd ban g- our gcalp on their
mean his offensive plays were in- belt algo> We were very con _
side our ends. I never weighed genial the f irst quart er, which
over 155, and when I hit a big , , r. A m. -U4- ^
line would generally bounce back. ended 0 -°- They soon caught onto
“We had some real characters our system, and their ends started
on the ’16 club—‘Rail Head’ Rog- sucking in.
‘Ran Down Many a Jackrabbit’
“ ‘Half Wit’ would call me them. In my three years of college
through guard or tackle, and I football I never missed a fumble if
would generally bounce back. I it was close to my territory,
made a decision based on my back- “Besides that, just the spring
ground, even running the risk of before, I cracked a long-standing
being substituted. record by running 100 yards in 9
, an d 4/5 seconds. I figured I could
“In my younger days while rid- outrun any man in a footbal] uni _
mg the lead horse on a binder, form from an even start . F11
Oklahoma Aggies
Strong in MVC
With nine starters back from the 1953 team that tied
for the Missouri Valley conference title, Oklahoma A&M, the
Aggies’ Saturday night foe, again looks like the team 1 to
beat in that league.
The Cowpokes licked Wyoming 14-6 last Saturday in
their season opener.
Fullback Earl Lunsford and Guard Dale Meinert head
the returning veterans, and Coach J. B. Whitworth has only
three sophs on the first two teams. However, Quarterback
Fred Meyers, a transfer from Army, suffered a dislocated
elbow in the Wyoming game, and Whitworth said he did not
know how long he would be out.
Lunsford last season was the MVC’s leading ground
gainer, punching out 748 yards and a 5 yard average. He
scored six touchdowns.
Meinert, a 209 pound senior, was shifted to guard from
tackle after an all-conference season last year.
If Meyers can’t play Saturday night, he probably will
be replaced by Paul Cuba, a 175-pound senior.
Kittens Open
Here Tonight
The Kittens of A&M Consoli
dated junior high school open their
season at home tonight when they
meet Madisonville junior high at
Tiger field.
Game time is 7:30.
Coach Horace Shaffer plans to
start this lineup: Ends, Kirby
Jackson and Bobby Ross; tackles,
Bennie Jackson and John Beaty;
guards, Pete Rodriguez and Royce
Hickman; center, Georgie Carroll;
quarterback, Edgar Feldman; half
backs, Sidney Greer and Jim
Wright; fullback, John - Wayne
Todd.
Carroll and Wright are co-cap
tains.
in ending up a wheat land Grandpa
never forget it. Early in the sec-
would stop and let me crawl off ond quarter> < Half Wit , called
the Percheron, mare and get a lit- off left tackle _ we were on our
tie fresh meat for the table. own 40
“I ran down many a half grown “He squirted the ball at me, I
jackrabbit and three-fourths grown hesitated a second, stepped back
cottontail. When I commenced to and hauled it to the left. Once
crowd them, they would start dodg- outside, it was a cinch—60 yards
ing and pretty soon I would ‘glom’ for a touchdown.
T Made Seven Touchdowns’
“In our primitive way of think- enough, we played the full sixty
ing in those B. P. (Before Pla- minutes of every game, unless we
toon) days, we allowed that the broke a leg or got thrown out of
ball team that made the most the game for such slight infrac-
touchdowns won the game. We tions as slugging or kneeing a man
got hot, and apparently it was when he was down,
my day to howl. I made seven “Our idea was to win and damn
touchdowns in that game. We beat the cost. From an old codger’s
them 77-0. Since then, I do not viewpoint, it appears A&M has
recall their coming back to Aggie- lost a lot of that fierceness or ag-
land. gressiveness. Today we are cour-
“This might be interesting to teous and character building, but
some of you modem models. We I notice we do not come out on top
never even heard of a scholarship. “As an old grad, I say to hell
My dad put me through A&M for with that. I would like to see
less than $1,800. If we were good (See SPORT SHORTS on Page 7)
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Stengel Signs
Two-Year Deal
New York, Sept. 22—(TP)—
Casey Stengel, still “surpris
ed” that he failed to win a
sixth straight pennant, today
signed to manage the New
York Yankees for a fourth two-
year term through 1956 and prom
ised to rebuild the club.
The grizzled old manager, now
64, will remain the game’s highest
paid manager at “exceptional mon
ey.” Neither Stengel nor the Yanks
would nail down the exact figures,
but it was believed his basic salary
is $75,000 a year with a profit shar
ing pension plan and a bonus edg
ing the figure close to $95,000.
Stengel had managed the Yanks
to five pennants and five World
Series triumphs since 1949 until
beaten by Cleveland this year.
Although the Yanks won more
than 100 games in its second place
finish to the Indians, Stengel left
no doubt many changes will be
made.
“Our farm system isn’t dead,”
he said at a press conference. “We
came up with Bob Grim and Bill
Skowron this year and we may
have two more next year.
“We’ve got to fix our hitting and
our pitching. When you get a set
back you have to rebuild. Anybody
interested in any of the New York
Yankees can get in touch with Mr.
Weiss (General Manager George
Weiss) by phone. With the excep
tion of Yogi Berra and Mickey
Mantle I’d listen to talk about any
others.”
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