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The Aeroplane
(1914)

Athletics,   pp. 25-28


Page 25

THE     AEROPLANE                               25 
FOOTBALL MATERIAL FOR 1914 
The squad turned out for practice early in September and at the beginning
only 
fifteen men reported. By having mass meetings and the stirring up of enthusiasm
we 
finally succeeded in getting out a second team which were steady In giving
practice 
to the regulars. Lambeau and Wittig filled their old positions as right and
left half 
back respectively. Van Laanen was steady as quarter and showed much Improvement
over his last year's playing, using his head well and directing the team
in great style. 
Binish was put at full this year and proved himself capable of the position,
always hit- 
ting the line hard and making gains of four or six yards in every play. 
Captain Flatley went back to his old place at left tackle in which he started
his 
fobtball career. His work there was beyond discussion, always getting his
man, and 
always making a hole in the opposing line for the back field. Flatley as
a captain has 
rLot his equal, and by his hard work has always proved a good example for
his team 
mates. 
Joe Martin, our heavy right tackle, was out of the game in the beginning
of the 
season on account of his standings, but finally got back into the game against
Mar- 
inette. Joe has proven himself a worthy lineman and has greatly strengthened
the 
right side of the line. 
By the end of the season all the squad was working in fine shape, due to
the per- 
sistent efforts of Mr. Nelson, our new coach, who, from a squad of inexperienced
men, 
developed a team which made as good a showing as any team in the state, and
a team 
that East High should be proud of. The team made a remarkable showing, running
up 
239 points scored against their opponents and having only 24 points scored
against 
them. 
The last two weeks before Thanksgiving the team worked hard every night and
with Mr. Nelson's coaching the boys had a surprise in store for West High
in the annual 
Thanksgiving Day contest. 


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