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Captures the State
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OPEN PLAY OF MULLIGAN'S
MEN PROVES TOO MUCH FOR
CAPITAL CITY ATHLET
Two Long Forward Passes, One From Maxwell to Noble,
and the Other From Maxwell to Smith, Pave Way
to Victory for Central High School;
Final Score Is 13 to 0. '
Central yigh tucked the state intencholastlc champion
ship in its spacious hip pocket yesterday afternoon by trouncing
Lincoln High in a bitter combat on Creighton field. Mulligan's
men returned victorious over their ancient rivals from the capi
tal city to the tune of 13 to 0.
Incidentally it might be mentioned.O
trjt Central victory wai another mark
against the direct formation Intro-
duced to Nebraska by ',
Cornhusker coach. The
used the Stewart system and straight
toot ball' and it failed. Omaha used
. the regular formation and ' depended
" a great deal upon fancy plays, and
won. - ' 1
Superior ability, spirit and coach
ing tell the story of the Central vic
tory. Mulligans men entered the
conflict with a fight that refused to be
denied, pushed one touchdown over
in the first quarter and repeated in the
second period. The last half of the
game was evenly contested with both
sides on the offensive about sn even
part of the time, but unable to gain
more than a temporary advantage.
Play in Rain.
The game was played in an Inter
mittent rain which began falling at
the opening of the second period and
continued at intervals until the final
whistle blew. The moisture upset
Mulligan's contemplated program as
it checked Centrals open game; for
ward passes were specially difficult to
negotiate as a. result of the damp pig
skin. , ,
Central's first touchdown came
after 12 minutes of play. The local
athletes placed the bail under the
shadow of Lincoln's goal line when
Maxwell flipped a beautiful forward
pass for 25 yards. The throw was
straight and true and Dave Noble
gathered it into his expectant arms
and planted it firmly on the soil a few
scant yards from the Red and Black
oat line before"" he was downed,
hafer, the 'plunging tackle, was
t called back for. a line drive and he
battered his" way through for the
touchdown, Maxwell missed the goal.
Another Long Pass. '
The second touchdown was marked
up in the middle of the second quar
ter. Afte? receiving the ball well
into its own territory, 'Omaha started
a procession down the field that Lin
coln, strive as it didtould not check.
In quick succession, Maxwell uncov
ered his little-box of : tricks. Each
play was a different one and the Links
were completely baffled. The march
came to an end when Maxwell on a
nifty trick play whipped a 25-yard for
ward pass over the goal line to Smith.
It was another of Maxwell's perfectly
heaved ; passes.; Smith was waiting
for the ball and Maxey sailed it right
into his hands. This, time Maxwell
booted' the goal, making the score 13
to 0 Omaha, and cinching the state
' championshrip for the metropolis
- lads.,- - . .
Lincoln put up a glme fight, but
hcy were outclassed. The Lincoln
' backfield,' endowed with all kinds of
speed, struggled against odds too
great. Had both teams played only
straight foot ball, Lincoln might have
' captured the game because of the su
perior speed of the backfield. But it
' w as the 'old, old story, the team with
. the box of tricks and a complete
i knowledge of. the forward pass was
the victor. -. ; .
It 'would be impossible to "name an
individual star. All of Mulligan's
; men p!ayed great foot bill. Maxwell
played a masterful game at quarter.
; His judgment was good at all times
and his passing remarkable. His two
passes really made Omaha's victory
possible. Captain Clyde Smith, Turk
1 Lotran and Dave Noble, the other
i three members of Omaha's backfield,
; were Sensational performers. Logan
... reeled off some nice runs and Smith
and Noble were big factors in the two
Omaha scores by receiving Maxwell's
, periect passes.
Line Plays Great BaU
- The Central line played great foot
'. ball both on attack and defense, Payn
, ter, Shafer and company were in
. every play and time and again they
piled up the entire Lincoln backfield
' when the foe attempted tov crash its
TTfay through. The speed of the Lin
coln backs enabled them to escape the
Sport Calendar Touay
Central ends occasionally, hut that
was as far as they got, Omaha's sec
ondary defense was on thfr job every
Sharp Goes Over.
Omaha kicked off. After( two
downs Lincoln punted 50 yards. Smith
and Noble hit. the line for five yards
each, after which -Smith kicked 20
yards. Omaha next received a pen
alty of five yards. A serier of Lin
coln line plunges failed , compelling
a kick. Logan and Noble each gained
10 yards around the end. A pass from
Maxwell to Noble for 25 yards placed
the ball on the two-yard line. Shafer
went over on ajine plunge for the
first score. Maxwell missed goal.
Gerard, Lamb and Cypreanson
gained 50 yards between them during
the Lincoln rally, but lost their
chance through a fumble. Lincoln
tried the aerial route next, but found
that" it was no match for the boys
from the hill in that department.
Smith Around End.
Fortune appeared to favor the Red
and Black at the first of the second
period, but the visitor's line soon
gave way before the onslaughts of
Shafer, the Omaha right tackle. Smith
carried the ball around end for 30
yards. A double pass failed to help
the central lads, so xsooie was given
the ball for a 10-yard gain through the
Maxwell gained five and passed the
ball to Noble for 10 more. A pass
to Smith put the. ball over for an
other counter. Maxwell kicked coal.
Lincoln put isp the old fight after7!
having been scored on twice and kept
the ball in the center of the grid
iron. Brighter for Lincoln,
Things brightened up for the Capi
tal City team when Moore broki away
for 20 yards and Lamb added ten.
Much was expected of the Lincoln
captain but this one run was the only
spectacular play on the huskey play
er's part. The half ended with the ball
on Omaha's 23-yard line. Score: Cen
tral High, 13; Lincoln, 0. ,
A cadet company staged a military
execution between halves with a red
and black dummy. A funeral proces
Lincoln kicked off but failed to pre
vent Central's march to the 15-yrd
line. A pnnt and line plunges swept
the Purple and White back to their
40-yard line, a punt which Omaha
failed to fall on being responsible for
the greater part of the gain. Central
took the ball on a fumble. Smith
kicked it 30 yards which distance Lin
coin attempted to recover by means
of a pass.
Rain again threatened the continu
ance of the fray
Lincoln intercepted a pass but lost
the ball when tackled by Noble. A
pass from Maxwell to Noble added 10
yards placing the b allon Lincoln's
12-yard line at the end of the quarter.
Omaha Loses Ball.
Omaha lost the ball on downs. Lin
coln was penalized 10 yards but Ger
ard, the main stay of the Lincoln com
bination, more than made it up by a
gam right through the line. Lincoln
kicked. Smith returned it half the dis
tance. Omaha lost the ball on a
fumble. Two Lincoln passes failed,
the last of which gave Central High
the ball when Noble fell on it
Noble's line plunge and Maxwell's
place kick gained 15 more. Lincoln
again failed to gain by a forward pass,
but nevertheless used two more.
Smith grabbed the tllird.
Eaton went in for T. Losran. who
1 was forced to quit because of his sore
lew. Noble's 30-yard run that fol
lowed was the sensation of the quar
ter. Packard went in for.McGlasson,
who went to the hospital with a
broken collarbone. Smith kicked be
yond the boal line from whence it
was brought in according to rules.
""'Gerard finished the game with a 20
yard run placing the tfll amlost in the
Raring Clone of the full meeting of the
t.Hlonla Jockey club, I.atonla, Ky. v
Illryclln Finish of the annuel sli-day
race In Itoston,
Field Trlnl Annual trial of Bird Dog
club of Maryland at Hurler, Mil.
Athletic National Amntenr Athletic
union Junior eroMS-cbuntrjr championship at
(Jojf Opening of second annual Carolina
tournament at I'lnrhumt, N. C.
center of the field at the close of the
Trie score remained the same as at
the end of the first period, Central
High, 13; Lincoln High, 0.
Morris Is Injured.
During the last three minutes of
play Archie Morris, Lincoln High's
right tackle, received an injury to the
right collarbone in a line plunge
scrimmage. He was rushed oft the
held in an automobile to Dr. C. W.
Pollard's office, where his injury was
attended. It is not thought the bone
A. Logan ...
T. Logan ..
C. smith (c)
. ..1.. E. L. E Roberta
, . . . L. T. L. T Munn
i,..L. O. L. Q McGlasson
C. C Thomas
...R. O. R. O Lau
...R. T. R. T ".. Morris
...R. E. R. K Stahl
...Q. 11. L. H. B Gerard
,L. H. B. R. H. B Lamb
R. H. B. L. V. B. .. Cypreaneon
....F.B. R. F. B (c) Moore
Substitutes Central High: Eaton for T.
Logan. Lincoln High: Packard for McQlea
inn. Touchdowns, Shafer, Smith. Ooals
after touchdowns, Maxwell, Penalties: Oma
ha: 20 yards; Lincoln, 20 yards. Weights,
Central High, 1 63 pounds; Lincoln, ISO
pounds. Good passes: Lincoln, none out of
nine; Central Hlnh: three out of eight. Of
ficials: L. R. Mc.Cormack, Wesleyan, head
linesman; E. Johnson, Peru, referee; R. L.
Cams, umpire. Time of quartear, 19 min
Special Train From Omaha
"To Nebraska-Missouri Game
More than 500 Omahans some old
grads, others just plain foot ball fans
are scheduled to journey to Lin
coln Saturday for the. Nebraska
Missouri game, which also is the
feature of the annual homecoming at
the Cornhusker institution.
Tickets for the game are on sale at
the Beaton Drug company and a
number of good seats in the Omaha
section still remain.
A special train leaves for Lincoln
over the Burlington at noon and re
turns directly after the game.
HUSKERS LOOK FOR
MIZZU TOPLAY HARD
Coach Stewart Unable Yet to
Give Lineup for Contest Be
cause of Injuries to Some
of Best Players.
Linro'ii, Nov. 9. ( fecial.) Coach
E. J. i t wart of Nebraska said today
he wouid be unable definitely to de
termine his lineup for the Missouri
game tomorrow afternoon at Ne
braska field until a short time before
the game starts.
t The injury of Rhoades and Hubka's
sickness may compel the Nebraska
mentor to revise his plans at the very
last minute. Hubka and Rhoades are
very likely to start, however, and if
they do the Nebraskans should put
up a stronger front than against Iowa.
Ends and Tackles.
As now planned, Rhoades and
either Hubka or Anthes will be sta
tioned at ends, .-Wilder, De Teau and
possibly Hubka at tackles, Young and
Munn at guards and Day at center,
with McMahon, Shellcnberg, Cook
and Kellogg in the backfield. With
Rhoades and Hubka both out of the
battle, the Husker mentor will have
to draw still further on his second
4The Missouri team, scheduled to ar
rive in Lincoln this morning, did not
reach here and Coach Schulte will
probably, wait until Saturday before
invading Lincofn. No news has fil
tered out from Columbia since the
middle of the week and this has served
to arouse the apprehension felt here
among the rooters.
Tigers to Play Hard Game.
Schulte came forward with a state
ment then that the Tigers would play
a hard game and would make a better
showing than earlier in the season.
Nebraska will have a substantial
margin over the Tigers in weights,
but it is reported that Schulte is in
tending to rely entirely upon the
overhead pass to advance the ball. In
this the Missouri coach is likely to
meet with disappointment, for the
Huskers have shown their ability all
season to break up the forward pass.
E. T. Birch of Cedar Rapids, la.,
who is to referee the conflict, has de
vised a series of motions to communi-
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cate to fhe rooters the penalties which
the officials inflict and the reason for
This is the system which Birch will
use in the Missouri game tomorrow
in order to keep the spectators in
formed as to why a penalty is im
posed: Grasping wrists: Holding, penalty
Shaking fistsuRoughing, penalty 15
Crossed legs: Tripping, penalty, IS
Sifting hands: Ball illegally put in
motion, penalty five yards.
Hands on hip: Offside, penalty five
Arms aloft: Refusal of penalty.
Arms extended sidewise: Incom
pleted forward pass.
Arms folded: Interlocked interfer
ence, penalty five yards.
If Omahans who attend the game
will cut til is list -out and keep their
eyes oa Birch after each play, they
wilt understand when and why penal
ties are inflicted.
The game starts promptly at 2:30.
The Huskers had another short
workout on Nebraska field this after
noon, Stewart sending the squad
through signal practice, but eliminat
ing scrimmage for fear of further in
juries. The Nebraska rrnentor has de
vised anentirely new series of plays
for use against Missouri, intended to
allow the speedy Nebraska backfield
to play a more open game. With a dry
field, as indicated by all weather con
ditions now, it is coi,ridently predicted
that McMahon will add a few thrills
for the Cornhusker rooters in spec
tacular runs. There is no betting on
the game owing to the fact that what
little Missouri money has been of
fered seeks such odds that the Corn
huskers will not give it.
Teams Evenly Matched and the
Gridiron Contest Ends
With Score of Seven
The Central High reserves played
the Lincoln High seconds to a tie,
7 to 7, yesterday. The two teams were
fairly evenly matched and put up a
scrappy fight. Both sides played an
Central had the best of its oppo
nents during the greater part of the
time, but lacked the speed to stop
Chesney on his 90-yard run with the
ball, taken on an intercepted pass that
netted the visitors their touchdown.
Henderson kjeked goal. Konecky re
turned the kickoff 25 yards sonn, after
which Omaha lost the ball on a fum
bleble. Lincoln gained 15 yards on a
pass, but its next attempt was inter
cepted. Woodai started the secopd quar
ter wtih a 20-yard run. A 25-yard pass
from Hall to A. Smith followed. Hall
made a fine tackle when a Lincolnite
tried to get away with. an intercepted
pass. Line plunges forced the ball to
the goal line, where Hall went over
on a scrimmage for a touchdown.
Woodard kicked goal.
'Hall and Henderson did some good
punting during the third quarter and
Konecky demonstrated his ability as
a hard and fast tackier. In the last
quarter Central worked the ball to
Lincoln's four-yard line; but was un-
able to penetrate the stone wall put up
by the opponents. The lineup:
CEN. RESERVES. LINCOLN RESERVES
Swoboda L. E.!L. E.
Spangler . . .L. T.L. T.
Vousen L. G U G.
. . .O. B. Q. B Henderson
L. H.B.IU H. B Chesney
F. B.R. H. B Hall
f. B Tounfrmeyer
Substitutions: Lincoln, Hlnilebrandon for
Nickels, Murdock for Hlnderbrand. Officials
same as second game. Time of quarters:
12 minutes. Touchdowns: Lincoln,
CheRney, Omaha, Hall. Goals from touch
downs: Lincoln, Henderson, Omaha, Wood-
..R. G.lR. G.
. .R. T.IR. T.
A. Smith (c)...R. E. R. E.
American Association May
Place Various New Teams
Chicago, Nov. 9. The American
association is ready to place teams in
Indianapolis, Louisville and Toledo if
these clubs decide to withdarw and
merge with certain clubs of the tn
ternational league, President Hickey
of the American association said to
night. Negotiations have been closed
withmen with the necessary capital,
George Tebau, who only recently
sold the Kansas City club, said he
would attend the association meeting
in Louisville next Monday prepared
to accept a franchise in any of the
By Grand Island, 19-0
Lincoln, Neb., Nov, 9. (Special
Telegram.) Wesleyan was smothered
again this afternoon when Grand
Island cnllcere team defeated the
! Methodists, 19 to 0. The Wesleyan
eleven was outweighed and outplayed
at every stage of jthc game.
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