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Hudson Rated Best of Local Gridmen : !). C. Stars Eager to Eace Alabamans
TRIO OF COLONI ALS, CARDS AND TERPS ON STAR TEAM Oliver’s Versatility Earns Quarterback Berth. Whelan Finest Broken Field Runner—Hijih Lights of Eventful Season Recalled. __ * BY R. n. THOMAS. RAY HUDSON of Georgetown and Joe Mulvey of George k Washington are rhosen for the flanks on the all-star Washington varsity gridiron team of 1931 because of all-round ef fectiveness, but in the case of Mulvey any one of four others might have been named instead. Mulvey had a rival in his fellow end. Wayne Chambers, whose of fensive play was quite as good, if not better. Pease and Norris of Maryland were nearly his equal. Carliss of Maryland was a standout tackle, on both offense and defense. He and Krajcovic, guard, were the best members of a line that played most of Maryland's foot ball this season, despite the preponderance of publicity that accrued to its barks As for the other tackle on this team. Kick Monaco of C. U. is placed out of position to matte room for Capt. Mush Dubofsky of George ter til. who at times was some thing of i Colossus to the Hoya foot ball world. Mon aco, a running guard, was a power in Catholic Uni versity's versatile offensive. His own coach named him the most valuable player of his team, counting in per sonality and other non - te c h n i c a 1 qualities. The usual scare Tom Whelan. lty ot mgn graae centers prevanea ana Frank Blacklstone of George Washing ton. with considerably more experience than any rival, giined the place by a generally excellent performance. Oliver Versatile Guard. Johnny Oliver of Catholic University was given the call over A1 Woods of Maryland in the quarterback post be cause of his versatility. Oliver’s forte was throwing passes, a distinction un usual in a short-statured 140-pounder, and the Cardinals’ brilliant overhead game focused attention upon him. But Oliver kept his team out of the hole by many a brilliant runback of punts and ever so often slipped in a sizable gain from scrimmage. His generalship was above reproach and he showed to best advantage in the pinches He had a promising understudy in Charley Mc Vean. who toward the finish was ap proaching stardom. In the halfbacks Tom Whelan of Catholic University and Shorty Chal mers of Maryland were of distinctly different types. Whelan was the finest broken field runner to represent a Washington institution since Jack Hegarty’s day at Georgetown. Whelan made nearly a dozen long runs for touchdowns and among them were sev eral that won major games. He was the leading point scorer hereabout. Chalmers was a universal joint In the finest Maryland foot ball machine of recent years, perhaps the best team that ever wore the Gold and Black He excelled as a passer and kicker carried the ball creditably and with Woods bore the brunt of the secondary defense Let- Carlin of George Washington, chosen for fullback, was an exceptional runner and kicker and also was his team's strategist. His blocking and tackling, too. were up to snuff. Carlin shared honors with Chalmers as the season's most effective kicker. Poppletnan an Antelope. Others considered for the baekfirld. and most earnestly, were Ray Poppcl man of Maryland, the swiftest runner of them all. who gained more than 1,300 yards during the season; Carl De Mello of Catholic U who used his 140 pounds to uncommon advantage; Wood" of Maryland and McVean of Catholic University, already mentioned. Leroy Bordeau of Georgetown and Bozey Ber ger of Maryland Bergei. it reems. never has taken foot ball ;*■ seriously as most players. A touch of Tnthu'iasm might have placed him among the truly great A special word is due Bordeau—to him the red badge of courag ■ Ma t of the other first-string Hoya backs were rendered helpless from time to t me by broken bones or torn muscle Bordeau was bruised to the extent of one gridironer's full share, but never seriously hurt, and he attempted to carry the burden of the less fortunate He started the season a heavy and wound up a middle weight. Foot ball didn't come naturally to Bordeau Fighting spirit and power made him a success He was the hardest-hitting back of the year, but larked the foet ball sense and timing that count ro much in a broken field. He was a staunch defensive playew Other linesmen considered were Ed Katalinas. Georgetown tackle; Tom Nally. C. U tackle Tom Dike of C. W and Jim Lvons of C. U.. guards, and Wliitey Ambro=e. C U . render. Am brose’s proclivity for knocking down nasses almost won him the nod over Blackistone. In the selection of this team honors were divided almost equally among Maryland. Catholic University. George Washington and Georgetown, but not by design. Each, except Georgetown, received three places: Georgetown, two C-ellaudet and American University hcc’ ofT years. High-Lights of Season. It has been an eventful season and we give a few impressions that Unger. Georgetown was the victim of a nightmarish touchdown in its dis astrous game with New York Univer sity. Joe Hugrct, Violets’ - great end. caught a pass on the Hoya 20-yard line, but slipped and juggled it into the mitts of an enrushing foeman. He in turn lost the oval, which fell back into the arms of the half-prone Hugrct. who got up in a Jiffy and beat it across the goal. The gamest team exhibitions— Georgetown fighting its heart out against N. Y. U. with the score 34 to 0 against it. Maryland halting the pa rades of Kentucky when the goal line neared and earning a 6-6 tie. Our biggest surprise—George Wash ington's tie with Nortli Dakota. The Colonials have come a long way under Jim Plxlee. The longest pass—Johnny Oliver to (.ream of I). C. Varsity Gridders FIRST TEAM. POSITIONS. SECOND TEAM. Hudson, Georgetown.End.Pease, Maryland Carliss. Maryland.Tackle.... E. Katalinas, Georgetown Krajcovic. Maryland.Guard.Dike, G. W. Blackistone, G W.Center.Ambrose, Catholic U. Dubofsky, Georgetown.Guard.J. Lyons, Catholic U. Monaco, Catholic U.Tackle.Nally, Catholic U. Mulvey, G. W.End.Norris, Maryland Oliver’ Catholic U.Quarterback.Poppelman, Maryland Whelan. Catholic U.Halfback.Woods. Maryland Chalmers, Maryland.Halfback.De Mello, Catholic U. Oarlin, G. W.Fullback.Bordeau, Georgetown Season's standouts—Whelan and Hudson. Carl DeMello, 50 yards, into the end zone for the touchdown that clinched victory over St. Francis. A comeback that made history for tils? parts —C. U. reversed its record of 1930 (f one victory in nine games This year it lost only one in nine That singleton almost went for a trick, too. B ston College was on the short end of the score going into the final quarter. Arthur Bergman, who started his job last year, was something of a miracle men as the Cardinal coach A few capable reserves were the difference in this and last year's material at Brook land Bergman taught a lot of foot ball out there, found the answers to several problems and wrought a mighty change in Cardinal spirit. A Popular Coach. An outstanding regret—The remark able chain of backfield injuries that pie-vented Tom Mills from having a big season at Georgetown. No Hoya coach within memory has won his way into so many hearts; none, v.e believe, would have turned out a better team under the circumstances. A back who lived up to a big bally hoo— Booz of Butler against George Washington. A tissue-paper line was his eighteenth amendment. We still maintain that the blocking of Pilkington and not the ball carry ing of Boehm and Keeling of Tulsa brat George Washington. Next to Pilkington the best blocking back to play here this season—Ai Woods of Maryland. A great defensive fullback— Hinkle of Bucknell against Georgetown. But for him the Bisons probably wouldn't have been the only undefeated major team in the East after that game. A risky play that worked—Charley McVean, C. U. quarterback, against Loyola, ran with the ball from 8 yards behind the goal when a safety might have won for Loyola. McVean made 20 yards and C. U. went on to a touch down. However, no praise is meant here, Charlev. Quite a winner, young fellah! Two plays to be long remembered— 20 YEARS AGO IN THE STAR. Georgetown university's basket ball team has can celed its opening Rame with Baltimore Medical College out of respect to the memory of Dr. Wat kins, secretary of the Law School and alumni adviser of athletics of the university. Carroll Institute bowlers beat Cen trals in the District League. Roll ing for the winners were McIntyre. Warner, Johnson. Eberwein, Walsh and Thomas and the losers were represented by Watson, Neihus, Sim mor.ds, Leckie and Eiker. Lincoln Laundry defeated Atlan tics in the Northeastern Duckoin League. Lincoln's rollers were Keith, McElery, Seminon, Ferguson and Rosser and Atlantics were repre sented by Salb, Draeger, Hagan, Horigan and Knockey. Maryland's triple pass that beat Navy and. duplicated, tied Kentucky. An unlucky team— Western Maryland against Georgetown. 7 he Hoyas got half a dozen breaks any one of which could have won a tight game and made the most of each to run up a decisive score. For Georgetown Dame Fortune had only frowns after this contest. Maryland Strongest. We believe Maryland's was the year's strongest team in this sector, better even than its record might indicate. Washington’s most finished foot ball player—Hay Hudson, Georgetown end. He had everything. Hudson was cxeoigevown s nn est flankman since Paul Florence. Of the eleven named on this all-Wash ington college team he would be the most likely to attain the all America. A ball hawk— Hudson again. Contrived to recov er a fumble or in tercept a pass in nearly every game. He retrieved five fumbles and snagged seven enemy passes. Games to which Ka\ Hudson. v\t- uwm-u wiixi niusi, linercsi—vreorge town-Western Maryland. Georgetown New York University, Maryland-Ken tucky. George Washington - Tulsa, George Washington - North Dakota, Catholic University - Loyola. And no disappointment, with a fine break Tur key day in seeing the first half of the G W.-Nodak and second portion of the C. U.-Loyola scraps. But we'd pass up any of these in favor of the 3-in-l show next Saturday in which the Crimson Tide of Alabama will take on George Washington, C. U. and Georgetown. It may interest you to know that virtually every sports writer in the city has purchased one or more tickets for this one, and not alone for sweet charity's sake! DUNBAR LOSES PLAYERS Eleven first-stringers and four re serves are slated to b" lost by gradua tion by the Dunbar High School foot ball team. District colored public high school and South Atlantic High School Conference champion. Eugene Minns, captain, outstanding player on the team, will be the biggc: t loss. He was rated the best quarter back in the South Atlantic Conference Others listed to go include Washing ton. Oslev and Fisher, ends; Honesty and Caldwell, tackles; J. Williams, Wyntcr and Gloster. guards; Irving, center, and Turner, Parker, Beckwith, Neal and Franklin, backs. Dunbar has suffered not a single de feat in the last two seasons during which it has won 15 games and played one scoreless tie. The Poets' goal line has been crossed only twice during this time and on each occasion against the second team. Dunbar has piled up 187 points to 14 for its opponents. Veterans on Hand for Season Start Against Wisconsin December 30. TXT ITH prospects for another \ A / fine quint bright, candidates V V for the University of Mary land basket ball team, which i last season won the Southern Confer ence championship, have started prac tice under the direction of Coach Bur ton Shipley. The Old Liners will open an attractive 19-game schedule against Wisconsin at Madison. The trip will be made to meet only the Badgers. Maryland will not get its full squad of aspirants on the court until Decem ber 14, as some of the foot bailers will take a week's rest before turning to basket ball. Shipley has at hand all his regulars from last season, along with the mem bers of last Winter's unbeaten fresh man team. Players now practicing are Ed Ron kin, regular for the last two seasons; Bob Wilson Frenchie Cohen and Fred Stieber, reserves on the title team; Pat Rooney, who was kept out last season because of an auto injury, and Spencer Chase and Bob Snyder from the 193U 31 freshman team. Gridironers who will start basket ball work December 14 are Bozie Berger, all-Southern and all-America baskeler; Shorty Chalmers, Jack Norris and Charlie May, four of the regulars of the conference title team, and Buckey Buseher, Rufus Vincent and #ilbur Wright, from the yearling quint of last season, and members of the varsity grid squad. umers at nana include Skippy Faber, reserve a year ago, and John Monk from the last yearling quint. However, it is not likely that Faber will try for the team, and as Shipley : may not carry more than a dozen or 13 men, all of those who will turn out will not stick, Eleven of Maryland's games will be with Southern Conference rivals. Vir ginia. Washington and Lee and V. M. I each will be met twice, as has been the custom for many years. Navy will visit College Paik January i 23, when the new Maryland field house will be dedicated. Eleven games will be played a* home, with the first two being staged in the old gymnasium. The Maryland schedule: December 30—Wisconsin at Madi son. January 9—Washington and Lee. January 11—Loyola (Baltimore) January 15.—Washington and Lee at Lexington. January 16—V. M. I. at Lexington. January 19—Virginia at Char lottesville. January 20—Johns Hopkins at Baltimore. January 23—Navy. January 26—V. M. I. January 30—V. P. I. February 3—Catholic University. February 6—North Carolina. February 10—Washington College February 12—Western Maryland. February 15—Virginia, February 17—St. John’s (Annap olis). February 19—North Carolina Et Chapel Hill. February 20—Duke at Durham. February 24—Johns Hopkins. OEM OF HCES IN 3-IN-l CONTEST Four Teams in Deadly Earnest Over Unique Struggle - Here Saturday. THE brightest array of foot ball stars ever seen on a Washington gridiron will be on display next Saturday at Griffith Stadium, when the famous Crimson Tide of Ala bama attempts the unprecedented achievement of defeating three strong elevens in one afternoon— George Washington, Catholic Uni versity and Georgetown. Alabama's powerful squad, number ing 24 of the players who took part in the 1930 Rose Bowl classic, will serve as a medium by which the compara tive strength of the three Washington teams will be measured. In the rivalry ol these lies the strongest appeal of what Is believed to be the first loot bail contest of its kind on record. This latter fact supplies the incentive for Alabama to make a fight for vic tory, and the Southerners have an nounced themselves in deadly earnest. The seniors of last jear leaped at the opportunity to strike once more for the glory of 'Bama. THE Alabama line-up will be dotted with players who have won all American and all-Southern distinc tion, the most notable among them Fred Sington, who was a unanimous choice for tackie last year in the coun try's leading selections. H.s fellow tackle will be the famous Foots Clem ent. who captained the Rose Bowl vic tors. Each is a 220-pounder. Alabama's best ball carriers probably will be Flash Suther, an all-Southern halfback in '30. and Monk Campbell, rated the foremost spinner-play artist in Dixieland. ni cviiy position. me crimson iiae will be fortified with first-class reserves, and may need them. Each of its three opponents aims to “shoot the works'’ in a 20-minute session, divided into 10-minute halves, which means that Alabama will be called upon to face opposition always moving at top speed. NOR will the lads from Dixie have a monopoly on star performers in this gridiron circus. It is doubt ful if they will produce a broken field runner as flashy as Tom Whelan of Catholic University, a smarter end than Ray Hudson of Georgetown, a better passer than Johnny Oliver of C. U., a harder hitting back than Leroy Bordeau of Georgetown or a better kicker than Lee Carlin of George Wash ington. As for these specialists, each will be thoroughly on his mettle, am bitious to prove his worth beyond per advanture. Can Whelan, for instance, get off against such a foe as Alabama one of the long touchdown gallops that have made him the year's sensation here? The Weather Bureau looks for a clear day Saturday and all other indications ere for a large attendance. A box has beer reserved for the President and his cabinet. The advance sale is the largest for any foot ball attraction ever offered here. Even Ccngress con templates taking off the afternoon to view the unusual struggle and to dem onstrate its moral'support of the Na tion-wide program to aid the unem ployed by means of foot ball receipts A profit from Washington's game was j in the book within two days after tickets were put on sale. A THOUSAND sideline tickets, for xi the circus bleachers on the south ! side of the field, considered by some the best seats in the park, will be disposed of. starting tomorrow, at $150 a pasteboard. Boxes are re tailing at $2.50 a seat, reserves at $2 and general admission at $1.50. but starting tomorrow and continuing through Thursday, youngsters of 16 years and under will be given oppor tunity to see the show- for four hits apiece. For that amount they may purchase admission to the concrete stand m center field. The ticket sale will continue today at the stadium and there and at Spalding's tomorrow The Alabamans will arrive at 11 30 a m. Thursday and that afternoon at 2:30 o'clock will hold a public practice at the stadium. At noon they will bo introduced to the House of Representa tives by Representative Oliver of Ala bama, who will do his stuff from the flocr while the grid warriors take a bow from the front row of the balcony. At 12:30 the Crimson Tide will sweep cn to the White House for a howdy-do with the President. The game will not be radioed. FIVE GRID CLASHES Frater-Mercury Game Tops Virginia City Elevens' Bright Card. ALEXANDRIA. Va., December 5.— The Capital City League game between Fraters and Mercury A. C. of Washington, starting at 3 o’clock in Baggett's Park, head 1 lines an interesting program of five : Sunday gridiron contests in which local teams will figure. Mercury clubmen, who won the championship of the Capital City un limited loop last Fall, are in second place and can gain a tie with the lead ing Fraters by turning in a triumph. Or.e other game of championship caliber will be offered here with No. 5 Engine Co. meeting Hopkins Furni ture Co. at 2:30 o’clock on Haydon Field. The 150-pound title of Alexan dria will be at stake. The outstanding 135-pound elevens of this section will tie up when Vir ginia Juniors, champions of this city ; and Northern Virginia, play St. Stephen's Preps. Capital City League 135-pound title holders, at 1:30 p.rr.. on Gonzaga Field in Washington. Del Ray Red Birds are to entertain the Seamen Gunners of Washington in’' a Capital City League game at 3 j o’clock on Duncan Held, while the Pirates will meet the Takoma Tigers of Washington at 2:30 o'clock on Hunton Field. Alexandria high school eleven will close its season next Saturday, when it meets Lane High School for the class "B" championship of the State in the University of Virginia's stadium at Charlottesville. TIP FOR FISHERMEN. HARPERS FERRY, W. Va., Decem ber 5.—The Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers were clear this evening. Has Capable Material to Support Loughlin and Kastein. Holdovers. ANNAPOLIS. Md. December 5.— Two veterans from last year’s squad constitute the nucleus of the Naval Academy basket ball squad which has begun practice for Its season, which starts Wednesday, under Coach John N. Wilson The graduation of Freshour and Dale Bauer, forwards; Holtzworth. center, ind Frazer, guard, all but Bauer of the fir;r team, are the court squad's greatest losses. In their places Wilson will hav; Loughlin. forward: Kastein. renter, and Bedell, guard, as the main stays of the team Loughlin heads the squad candidates, as last year, his first on the varsity squad, he led the quint in the number of points scored and boasts a marvel ous resold in high and prep school circles previous to his entrance to the Academy. In the other forward posi tion Chittenden and McAfee, the for mer with considerable varsity .ex perience, will be used Randolph and Rankin are promising forward candi dates from last year's fouith class team. Kastein will be given the call at the center position, he having shared that burden equally with Holtzworth last year, while Osier and Mumma will vie for second place honors. With Bedell, a regular, back at right guard, Frazier of second learn ex perience, Campbell. Williams and Christie are battling for the other guard position. The varsity schedule this year In cludes 16 games, two being played away from home, with the University of Vir ginia on January 9 and the University of Maryland on January 23. Only two games are carded previous to Christ mas, the season opening with Lafayette next Wednesday and Lehign being met the following Wednesday. The game with Harvard on February 20 closes the season. The schedule: December 9—Lafayette. December 16—Lehigh. January 6—Franklin and Marshall. January 9—Virginia, at Virginia. January 13—Pennsylvania. January 16—Duke. January 20—American University. January 23—Maryland at College Park. January 27—Virginia Military In stitute. January 30—Western Maryland. February 3—Randolph-Macon. February 6—Ohio State. February 10—Haverford. February 13—Pittsburgh. February 17—Swarthmore. February 20—Harvard. GAME AT HYATTSVILLE Business M:n Gridders Will Bac« Northerns Today. HYATTSVILLE. Md. December 5.— Hyattsvl'le Business Men's foot ball team will meet Northern 135-pound eleven of Washington in Mogruder Park here tomorrow aftornccn at 2 o’clock. The game was scheduled fcr lost Sunda ■. but postponed be~ause of the I'nf’’ - ab'e we_ther.