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TRE AH6US, FRIOAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1903.
High School Earns Title by Walloping Davenport
Yesterday by Score of 6 to 0.
Enthusiastic Support of Crimson and Gold From
the Side Lines a Feature.
-Wasn't it though?" JSoth wore red
"Did ym ever see such rotten play
ing?" "Miserable game." They wore
rel and blue.
Three thousand people left the Dav
enport baseball park after the foot
ball mateh between the IJoek Island
and Davenport high school teams yes
terday about evenly divided as above
indicated. Keek Island enthusiasts
discussed the good points of their fa
vorites and Davenport supporters told
each other where their team was
It was a fearful blow to the con
fident lowans. Their team was tout
ed the winner. The dope across the
river was decidedly against Kock Isl
and. Not before had Davenport been
defeated this season and the team!
was a strong claimant for the chain-j
pionship of the high schools of Iowa,
n yet, tor that matter. Un the rei
and blue side of the field before the
game there was not even a sugges
tion made that Kock Isl-nd might
win. When after five minutes of pTay
Souders broke through for his spec
tacular run of 25 yards and a toueh-
r.nwn the Davenport supporters were
paralyzed. For several minutes they
were silent and then they begun to
For the victory not -only the Itock
Island players deserve full credit but
the rooters from this side did their
part in handsome manner. Hleuer's
hand assisted the red and gold while
the band Davenport claimed to have
eugaged for the occasion did not put
iii aftyitiacaiU'tt. On the Davenport side
the TmrrmeTiTi which Hock Island w.ts
supported was .much commented up
on, and not a little censure was heap
ed upon Davenport high school stu
dents, in particular, for their luke
Viewed impartially, it was i
contest. Hoth teams showed
coaching in their work and
fought every inch of the way.
before have two high school
in the three cities put up t-o fast and
altogether creditable an article of
football. Never before has there been
such a royal battle for the tri-city
high school championship.
Itock Island earned its 6 to 0 victory
fairly anrtj on straight football. The
Illinois boys were fast and sure, fum
bling ' but three or four times and
then in each instance recovering pos
session. Davenport, on the other
hand, fumbled often in this way los
ing every advantage that they gained
through good offensive playing. For
a close, game the ball changed hands?
reinarWibly few times. The contest
was also distinguished by by very lit
tle delaj-, and desperately fought as
it was no one was injured, but one
man being taken out. Doth sides were
frequently penalized both for being
off-side and holding.
If Davenport had any advantage, it
lay in offensive work. They made the
longest, gains through the line, but
in doing so they used up their men
and so came to naught, l'ut once did
they get -within striking distance of
Itock Island's goal, in the second half,
and then the Illinois boys got the ball
and punted it. tri'safety. The lowans
placed much dependence in Crans, the
big full back, and he usually male his
ground. Before the jjame was over,
however, he -was "all in" and in the
last half time had to be taken out for
him several times.
Souders break through the line and
run for a touchdown was as pretty a
piece of work as one conld wish to
see.. Griffith, Liitt and Sullivan all
won added laurels for their ability
to advance the pigskin and Itock Isl
and's line excelled. Davenport made
nothing on exchange of punts.
Story of Playa.
Crans, of Davnport, won the toss
and kicked to the north goal at 2:43.
Itoclc Island was downed on their 30-
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vard line, and made
their 5 yards on
their first two downs,
downs gave them but
they then punted 2
The next two
yards, an 1
yards out of
unds. Davenport received the ball
u their ri.Vyard line. Hollr.l.ay made
fi and Jli'llaw ti more. Itock Island
was penalized 5 yards tin the next
down for" being o!f side. Crans then
made . and Fisher hit the line for S
more. Again Itock Island was penal
ized for off-side playing, and Crans
broke through for 10 more, only to
be brought back and penalized 10
yards. On the second down Met Saw
made " yards, but, having 10 yards to
gain on the third down, Crans punt
ed. He punted 40 yards to Adnmson,
who was downed on Itock Island's 15
yard line, Itock Island punted out
30 yards and Davenport received the
ball in the middle of the field.
In the first down they were held,
but on the next Crans broke away
for eight, only to be held on the next
three. Lock Island now received the
ball and Griffiths circled Davenport's
right end for 10 yards. In the next
three downs they made their 'distance
and then Graves broke through for
seven. The next three downs gave
Hock Island 10 yards and brought the
ball to Davenport's 25-yard Line. Then
Souders broke through Davenport's
line with no one in front of him ex
cept Crans, who was playing in the
back field. Crans failed to tackle
him, and he crossed the line, (j raves
then kicked' goal, making the score
(5 in 0.
Lock Island now kicked to Daven
port, and Valerius was downed on
his 25-yard line. On the first down
Holliday made four yards by an end
run and McGaw followed with 10
more. Valerius then made a quarter
back play and received another 10.
Then by steady pushes they advanced
the ball to Hock Island's 35-yard lint
only to lose it on a fumble.
For some time now Itock Island
was hardly able to make their gains,
and were soon forced to punt and
Davenport received the ball on their
On the third down Crans punted 40
yards, but the ball was brought back
and Davenport penalized 10 yards,
and again Crans punted 40 and Itock
Island received the ball (in their 40
yard line. On the second down Ad
amson punted 30 yards and Davenport
again had the ball. The first down
brought nothing, but on the second
Hock Island. was penalized five yards.
The next three downs gave Davenport
five yards, and on the next play they
fumbled to advantage and brought
the ball to the 45-yard line. On the
next three Davenport made five yards,
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buf on the next' down" Davenport fum
bled a lid hii.t five, yards, which' forced
them, to piiut. - "
. Crans lira de. a good ku-k. lint it went
too. far and crossed the goal, and
Itock Island was permitted to kick
out from their 25-yard line, Daven
port received the ball in the middle
of the field. and on the first down Hol
liday made, three yards. On.. t lie sec
ond they were held, and time was
called with the ball in Davenport's
possessiou on Itock Island's 50-yard
line. - i
In the beginning of Hie second half,
Adamson kicked off for Itock Island,
and Davenport was downed on their
25-yard line. On the lirst down they
were held, but on the second Crans
broke away for 10 yards, and follow
ed it with 10 more. Holliday then
made four and Itock Island was penal
ized five for off-side playing. Jklcllnw
then hit the line for 10 y.-trds, only to
fumble and give Itock Island the ball.
On the first down Holiday held
Liitt, but on the second (irifliths made
another end run for 10 yards. On the
next down they made six, but were
held on the next two and forced to
punt. Davenport received the ball on
their .'55-yard line, and were penalized
20 for holding. Mctiaw made 15 on
the first down. l!y steady pushing
Davenport now advanced the ball
from close to their goal to Itock Isl
and's 40-yard line, only to lose it on
a fumble. On the first down the lat
ter Jost five yards and then made 10
by a fake punt, to be brought back
and penalized 20 for holding. They
then punted 20 yards and Dnvenpi.rt
received the ball on their opponent's
Then by steady pushes Davenport
advanced th ball to the 20-yard line,
where they fumbled and gave Itock
Island the ball. On the second down
Itock Island punted and Davenport
ain received the ball on their 40 -
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FIRST ROW Souders. r. h. Sullivan, f. b. Liitt.
SECOND LOW Graves, r. t. Griffiths, r. e. Adamson, . b.
THUtD ROW Morrison, r. g. Coleman, c. Cozad. 1. g
FItONT Mosenf elder, captain.
.vard line, and lost it on the first
three downs. Itock Island had the
ball and Griffiths fumbled to an ad
vantage of 10 yards. On the next two
downs Davenport held and Itock Isl
am! punted 20 yards and Valerius
fumbled. Lock Island again received
the ball, and (irifliths circled the right
end for 10 yards. On the. next three
downs the lllinoisans failed to gain
and Davenport punted rut 30 yards.
Itock Island brought the ball back to
Davenport's 35-ynrd line before being
downed. They then pushed the ball
toward Davenport's goal and were
held on the local's 10-yard Jine. Crans
punted out 21) yards, anV thne was
called with the
of Hock Island.
score G to o in favor
McManus I. c
Khrhorn I. t
Cozad I. g
. .. liinrichsen
Morrison r. g Gould
( i raves
. ... Valerius
, . . . Holliday
and 25 min
Adamson . b
Liitt 1. h. b
Souders r. h. b.. .
Sullivan f. b
Score Itock- Island, (i;
0. Length of halves 20
utes. Officials Referee
Davenport: umpire, Johnson, Rock
Island; head, linesman, Schacht, Mo
line. Attendance 3.0()(.
Notes of the Game.
Guess that will hold Davenport till
our baseball team gefs 'at them next
For a cold day the crowd was hand
led well. There were two or three
brushes but the crewd was kept off
the field with no trouble. In the in
terval between the halves the Hock
Islanders headed by the band, march
ed around the grounds and ended b,
hoisting Tom Montgomery, who put
the red and gold on the south
goal post above the bar. Sucn some
DaVenpoiter "was , .seen "c;H)uing''
ali ng the-. bar frc in the other pole but
another Hock .Island man climbed1 up
to meet him and in a minute or-two
the Iowan was handed down 'into .the
crowd. The c dors staid .np. .
The Itock Island high school team
now has as good a title to the cham
pionship of Illinois as any other team.
It has been defeated .-by no Illi
nois team. It clearly nil classed Mo
line and M line in turn played Joliet
to a standstill., losing byi but one
point. Joliet, on the other hand, has
showed itself in the same class with
the best Chicago high school teams.
It ck Island need take a back seat for
none of them.
The defeat must have been a par
ticularly bitter one for Coach Victor
Littig. who trained the Davenport
t.enm. in view of the fact that this is
the last season he will act as coach.
Adamsoii's coolness under all cir
cumstances counted for much in fa
vor of iti ck Island. In fact, heady
work by the team in general was
mainly responsible for the victory.
Quickness in seeing and making the
mi si of every advantage brought the
local team out of several pinches.
When the crowd broke from the
j.aik after the game in a mad race
for cars but one lonesome convey
ance wits in sight. The re t were all
east scattered out along the line, and
by the time they were brought up
and taken around the loop near
Schuetzen park the crowd had ample
time to walk to town, and many did
Had to relate the Davenport people
hud already purchased their fireworks
and collected the material for a big
demonstration on the levee last even
ing after their victory over .Itock Isl
and. It had even been loaded on
wagons a!i ready to take to the scene
of the jollification. The suggestion is
J offered that Manager Hayes, of the
M I'M an us, I. e'.
Ehrhorn, 1. t.
baseball team, buy it and save it for
Mollne It eat ten by Joliet.
A touchdown in one corner of the
field yesterday and a bail kick
out caused Moline to miss goal and
thus lose to .loliet 5 to 6. The visi
tors were much the heavier, but Mo
line was faster, gaining on end runs,
while the visitors employed line plays.
Michigan, 28; Chicago, 0.
Carlisle, 2S; Northwestern. 0.
Minnesota, 17; Wisconsin. 0.
Pennsylvania, 42: Cornell, 0.
Nebraska, 1C; Illinois. 0.
Indiana, 1"; Ohio State, .10.
Dartmouth. 62: Drown, .
. Knox, 2:!; Heloit, 0.
Ames, 16; Drake, 0.
Other College Games.
Washburn. 35: Highland'Park, 0.
Vankton, 18; Huron, 0.
Holy Cross. 32; Tufts. 0.
North Carolina, 16; Virginia, 0.
Seventh cavalry, 2H; Grant universi
South Dakota, 23; Morniugside. 0.
Anniston college, 35; Alabama State
I'i'iiii State college,' 22; Washington
and -Jefferson, 0.
Watertown. A. C, 22; Moduie!!. 0.
('(dorado, 41; Missouri State School
of Mines, 0.
Georgia, 22; Alabama Polytechnic,
Cumberland. 11; Clemson. 11.
South Carolina. 10; Georgia- School
of Technology, 0.
Tulane. IS; Uichniond university, 5.
Des Moines college, 12; Oskaloosa,
Luther college, XX; Monnrchs of Mil
Texas, 20; A. -and M. college, 0.
Alabama, 24; Tennessee, 0.
Heidelberg, 6; Toledo A. C. 0.
St. Louis university, 6; Kansas City
Ulsh School Contests.
At Goshen Goshen, 40; Lafayette,
At Kewanee Kewanee. 14; Peoria,
At Kankakee Kankakee, 11, Har
vey, 0. -v.
At Woodstock Olivers, 12; Mar
shall Field, 0.
At Valparaiso Valparaiso, 0; Uron
son Hall of Notre Dame, 0.
At Marshall, Mich. Marshall, 12;
At Charleston Charleston, 22; Mat
At Pontiac Pontiac township, 30;
At Watseka. Ill Watseka, 18; La
At Jacksonville Jacksonville, 24;
Spauliing institute, 0.
At Wheaton Wheaton, 11; lro
At Virginia Springfield A. C, 2;
At Huntington Waba-h, 5; Hunt
At Paxton Onargn seminary. 11;
At lloi peston lloopeston, 6; l"r
At Pittsburg Pittsburg Interscho
lastics, 5; Cleveland. 0.
At Ann Arbor Kenton Harbor, 22;
At Atlanta, III. Atlanta. 28; IJn
At Davenport Itock Island, 6; Dav
At Moline Joliet, 6; Moline, 5.
At Decatur James Milliken univer
sity, 12: Eastern Illinois normal, 0.
At Alton SliurtleiV college, 22;
Spalding Tigers, 0.
At Kloomington Paid w ins, 70; Au
tos of Springfield, 0.
At Pekin Pekin, 5; Princcviile, .
At Sterling Sterling Dusiness col
lege, 23; Coloma Township high
At Naperville Naperville, 31; Val
paraiso, 12. Iroquois, 6; Naperville
At llanimi nd Iroquois Athletics,
5; Princeton Athletics of Chicago, 0.
At Fairbury Fairbury Athletics,
2S; Streator, 0.
At Wabash Wabash A. C. 30;
South Lend A. C, 0.
At Cambridge, III. Cambridge A.
C. 84; Kewanee Stars, 0.
At Nashville, 111. Nashville, 5; Ash
At Princeton, 111. Princeton Tigers,
33; Dixon A. C, 0.
At Kno.wille. Tcnn. Tennessee
Deaf an I Dumb school, 01; North Car
olina Deaf and Dumb school. 0.
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William Acrens to Hart Wagel, Jr..
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