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By Bill Bennett
"Rik Bohness is from Bellevue, not from Omaha," wrote the
mayor of Bellevue in a letter. He was correcting an error on the
First Down roster, which said Bonness was from Omaha.
Well, the 6 ft. 4 in., 210 lb. sophomore is from Bellevue, but
he also has another home, and that's in the middle of the
Nebraska offensive line at center.
Bonness is a 1972 graduate of Bellevue High School where he
was an All-State center. He said he wasn't recruited by many
"I had my mind set on going to Nebraska anyway," he said,
"because it was my home state and because of its football
In 1972 Bonness was the starting center on the undefeated
Husker freshman team. He entcredspring practice in competition
with juniors Rich Duda and Tom Thomas for the starting job.
Bonness earned the job and has started every game.
"Of course it is a big thrill being able to start for the
University of Nebraska," he said. "But playing varsity center is a
bigger job with more responsibility compared to playing freshman
One of those responsibilities is playing against bigner and mote
experienced middle guards. Two of the better guards he has faced
this year are Herris Butler of Missouri and Mike Lemon of Kansas,
Bonness said it would help him against the bigger middle
guards if he could put on more weight.
"Right now, I'm at 210 pounds, and I have trouble putting on
weight," he said. "It would help me a lot it I could add another
10 to 15 pounds."
Bonness and his offensive teammates realize they have been
having problems, he said. Nebiaska's offense has scored 22 points
in the last two games.
"We know we've been having a little trouble lately," he said.
"But we're working hard on the problems this week, and we hope
to do letter Saturday."
According to offensive line coach Cletus Fischer, "Bonness
already has faced about every type of defense, and he has done
very well for us.
Regarding Nebraska's offensive pioblem, Fischer said the
biggest problems are "fumbles and interceptions."
"However, our offense has been up against some pretty good
defensive teams," he said. "Missouri, Kansas and now Oklahoma
Staff: have all been known for their defense."
Rik Bonness (54) and his offensive teammates huddle up before beginning another
Ten Husker matmen return
By Bob Hill
Orval Borgialli begins his ninth season as
Husker head wrestling coach with what he said
he feels is the "strongest group of overall
recruits I've ever had."
With 10 lettermen returning, including six
sophomores, he said the team will have
"excellent back-up depth." He has never had
much back-up before, he said.
The Husker mat schedule includes 13 dual
meets and six tournaments. The grapplers open
their slate Nov. 17 in the Bison Open at Fargo,
N.D., and close with the NCAA championships
March 14-16 at Iowa State.
The Huskers' opening dual is Dec. 7 at Iowa
State, a school that has captured five NCAA
titles since 1965, including four of the last five.
Oklahoma State, absent from Nebraska's dual
card since 1960, returns this year.
"The Cowboys have won 27 of 42 NCAA
titles and always possess a solid team," Borgialli
"Certainly this year's schedule is as
challenging as any I have ever had. I think we
should easily Ix? a first division conference
team," he said.
Team veterans realize the price one must
pay for quality and returned in fine condition,
"The freshmen require more time. This
entire first week of practice has been devoted
to conditioning exercises," he said.
Seniors Jeff Class, Lenny Dickinson and
Ralph Manning will lead the grapplers. Gary
Harnisch is the only junior letterman. The
sophomore letterman crop includes Mark Borer,
Kerrey Buser, Joe Carr, Tony Jennings, Bob
Johnson and Cliff Myles.
Borgialli said some
freshmen include Bruce
Nevada and Washington
champion and National
of the promising
Conger, a former
champion, Paul Medina, a 118 lb. New Mexico
state champion, and Thomas Salazar, a 142 lb.
Nevada state champion.
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Hawks, three-point victors ovei
previously ranked Nads, earns Daily
Nebraskan Class A flag football team of
the week honors.
Tin.' victory increased Hawks' season
record to 5 0 and elevated them into
eighth position in the Daily Nebraskan
Hawk quarterback John Coopei said
most of his teammates ate upperclassmen.
"Many memtx:rs of our squad have
the benefit of having played on
dotrnitory championship teams," he said.
"This experience will be a valuable asset
in the playoffs."
"We scored four touchdowns against a
very fine Nads team. Our offensive
strategy simply consists in trying to find
our opponents' defensive weaknesses and
capitalizing on them," he said.
The Daily Nebraskaan poll of Class A
teams is determined through the joint
efforts of Phil Sienna's intramural staff
and the Daily Nebraskan sports staff.
Team of the week selections are made
by the sports staff.
The Top 10:
1. Phi Delta Theta (4-0)
2. Pro Students (4-0)
3. Alpha Gamma Sigma (5-0)
4. Acacia (6-0)
5. Phi Delta Phi (6-0)
6. Delta Upsilon (5-1)
7. Gus II (5-0)
8. Hawks (5-0)
9. Glenn VII (6-0)
10. Rogers II (6-0)
Honorable mentions are given to Abel
X (4 1), Beta Sigma Psi (5-1), Alpha Tau
Omega (4-1), Harper VI (5-1) and Sigma
Phi Epsilon (4-1).
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