Athletics, pp. 25-28
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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