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The Aeroplane
(1914)

Athletics,   pp. 25-28


Page 27

THE     AEROPLANE                               27 
THE THANKSGIVING GAME 
The Line Up. 
Frank  Jenski  '16 ...........................................................
Left  end 
Francis  Flatley  '15  (Capt.) ...............................................
Left  tackle 
Clarence  M oeller  '15 .....................................................
Left  Guard. 
George  Theisen,  '16 ...........................................................
Center 
Peter Abrams '17 .................................................... Right
guard 
Joseph  Martin  '15 .......................................................
Right  tackle 
Casey  Loomis  '15 ..........................................................
Right  end 
Francis  Van  Laanen, '16  ...............................................
Quartbr  back 
W illiam  W ittig  '15 ........................................................
Left  Half 
Frank  Binish  '15 ...........................................................
Full  back 
Earl  Lam beau  '17 .........................................................
Right  half 
Subs playing part of time: 
Irving Schmitz, '17. 
Clifford Connard, '16. 
Leonidas Jonte, '15. 
The annual Thanksgiving contest ended with a score of 12-0 in favor of West
High. 
However, citizcns who witnessed the game say that our boys out-played their
oppo- 
nents at all stages of the game, playing with speed and vim that was astonishing.
West hIigh won the toss and chose the south goal, and Martin kicked off from
the 
northern end. After four unsuccessful attfmpts to make gains, Mathys punted
the ball 
to Lambeau, who retdrned it for twenty yards, shaking off a flock of tacklers
until 
downed. After plowing through West High line until within a few yards of
their goal, 
they lost the ball. On the next play, on an attempted forward pass, a flake
touchdown 
for West High was made. Dwyer getting the ball after it had bounded from
the referee's 
head, and this went for a touchdown. 
In the second period East High fought in the shadow of their goal post, and
resisted 
desperately, sending Schmitz at left guard to replace Moeller, but Mathys
went over 
the goal line for a second touchdown, making the score, W. G. B., 12; E.
G. B., 0.. 
Lambeau returned the next kick-off to the forty- yard line, and by repeated
gains 
made by Binish, Wittig and Lambeau, the East High boys got within five yards
of West 
High goal. As hard luck would have it, however, before another play could
be made, 
time was called, thus depriving us of a touchdown which would easily have
been made 
if there had been a few more minutes of play. 
After having luck against us in the first part of the game, the Hill boys
went back 
in the second half with intense determination to win. East High playing a
far superior 
game of football, tramped their antagonists down until we reached their two-yard
line. 
But on the next attempt, Binish was held and the ball went to West High.,
West High 
carrying the ball for the remainder of the period. Time was called on West
High's forty- 
yard line. 
In the fourth period Lambeau was hurt during the first few plays, but came
back 
stronnger than ever. Then West High, taking advantage of his weakness, tried
to send 
a play over his end, but "Curley" was there and blocked the play,
holding West High for 
downs. Abrams was sent in for Jonte at left guard. In the next few minutes
of play, for- 
ward passes were tried by Van Laanen, but failed, causing Lambeau to make
two 
long tries for a goal from the middle of the field, but he was unsuccessful.
Fate was 
against us, and we were doomed to disappointment, for the whistle blew with
the ball in 
East High's possession, on West High's forty-yard line. The final score:
West Green 
Bay 12; East Green Bay 0. 


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