BULLDOGS WIN OVER MANILLA IN FINAL GAME
Record Crowd Witnessed MHS Gridders Upset Manila In Turkey Day Tilt.
Final Score 6 to 0
Displaying a slashing, driving running attack that kept the spectators on their feet every minute of the battle, the Bulldogs crushed their old rival Manilla in the annual Turkey Day fight, November 24, 1932, on the Athletic Field to win 6 to 0 in one of the most exciting, hardest fought grid games of the season.
Manilla, doped as favorites by virtue of their long list of victories, some of them over teams claiming victories over Manning, were held in check and failed to register. Their drives were smothered at the line and their attempts on end runs were stopped without gain.
During the entire fray the Bulldogs made 14 first downs against the opponents 4. The locals displayed more fight and spirit than in any of their previous games, the line and backfield functioning together in a commendable manner. No one in particular starred as all played their positions well.
Boock, Bulldog back, gave the crowd a few thrills, once booting the ball from his own ten yard line which was downed on the Manilla 10 yard line. However, the wind had something to do with it but it was only one of the few exceptionally long punts he made. Against the wind Owen kicked for the locals. Boock on several occasions split the enemy line wide open with his plunging and although covered with Manilla players, plowed his way for yards before he was stopped. The Bulldogs made nearly all of their yardage on line plays.
Manning's scoring chance came in the last quarter when they succeeded in getting possession of the pigskin on the Manilla 12 yard line. With the count fourth and six to go, Boock smashed through with only inches to go for a touchdown. Manilla took the ball and attempted to punt from behind their own goal line. Ohde, Bulldog guard, had other plans and thus proceeded to slip through the opposing line and block the punt, falling on it for a touchdown. The game ended just a few seconds later.
The Manning lineup: Paul Curtis and Keith Bingham, ends; Barten? and Raymond Neal, tackles; Henry Enenbach and William Ohde, guards; Max Detlefsen, centers; Don Wyatt and Kenneth Dethlefs, halfbacks; Don Owen, fullback; Albert Boock, quarterback. John Hass substituted for Dethlefs and Dethlefs for Hass.
Letters will be awarded to seventeen members of the squad who are as follows: Curtis, Martens, Neal, Enenbach, Ohde, Detlefsen, Bingham, Woodrow Reinholdt, Amos Sinn, Ralph McGrath, Harlyn Hinz, Boock, Don Wyatt, Owen, Lester Wyatt, John Hass, and Dethlefs.
Seven players will be lost through graduation and are Owen, Bingham, Dethlefs, Detlefsen, McGrath, Sinn, and Hass.
Manning has had a good season this year and has played exceptionally good football. Some of their losses were by narrow margins and none of them by very large scores. Denison is perhaps the only team played by the locals this year that could be rated better than the Bulldogs.
Coach Prather deserves much credit for the record of the team and the improvement that was evident as the season proceeded. On behalf of the school and the team Coach Prather wishes to thank the public for the cooperation shown and the support given the team during the season.
At a meeting of the, lettermen Monday evening Albert Boock was elected captain for next year.