November 13, 1947 Spotlite
Second Straight Loop Title Won By Manning Eleven
Bulldogs Humble Manilla 47-0 In Season's Finale
Second Year Manning Sails Through League Play With Undefeated Record
Manning Bulldogs wrote an undisputed finis to their football prowess here
Armistice Day when they rambled over Manilla Hawks 47 to 0 and thereby clinched
their second straight Coon Valley crown without losing to a loop foe in fourteen appearances.
There was never a doubt as to the outcome of the tussle and Manning held a 14-0
edge by the end of the first period. Half-time tally stood at 20-0, third stanza
at 27-0 and the Bulldogs added another 20 points in the final period at play.
Touchdowns were raining from all departments of offensive play as well as
return of punts, intercepted passes and broken-up plays. Dick Geith paced the
winners with three crossings. Royce Rowedder crossed twice and Willis Lohmeier
and Bob Koch each once.
For the losers Roger Georgius stood out. The Hawks had lost only to Scranton in
conference play prior to meeting Manning. Scranton was the only loop team to score on Manning in two years.
Preceding the game, a pep meeting was held at the high
school Tuesday morning when the student body heard the Rev. Arthur Raeside and
Dick Geith talk, music by the pep band, songs and yells. The speech class gave
a short skit with Charles Schelldorf, Bill Roberts, Orville Hinze and Stanley Nissen having
roles. Ruth Behrens arranged the program.