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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1953

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

PAGE THREE

I-M Sportight
... by Hanley Gurwin

Chi

Phi

Overpowered

by

SAIZ

7-0

FOUR INTRAMURAL touch football champions will be crowned si ps on, riangle in
this evening as finalists in the independent, residence halls, pro-
fessional and social fraternity leagues square off at Wines Field 1iVision P a of E counters
under the lights.

MSC Back
Zagers Fills
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Former Flint Teammates Clash Saturday

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The social fraternity championship battle will pit Phi Delta Theta'
against Sigma Alpha Mu in a game which should be decided on the1
strength of the winning team's pass defense. Both squads have excel-
lent passers and the air should be filled with a lot of pigskin.
Throwing the leather for the Phi Delts will be left halfback Russ
Swaney who has hurled his team to victory over Theta Delta Chi,
Acacia, Tau Delta Phi, Alpha Delta Phi, and Delta Tau Delta.
Warren Wertheimer, who was named to the 1952 intramural all-star
team, has led his Sigma Alpha Mu squad to successive victories over
Zeta Beta Tau, Triangle, Alpha Sigma Phi, Pi Lambda Phi 'and
Sigma Chi, last year's social'fraternity champion.
The residence halls final clash finds Gomberg House of the
South Quadrangle squaring off against Lloyd House of the West
Quad. Again it will be a battle of passers as Lou Megeysi, Gomberg
star quarterback, will try to outdo Lloyd's Jack Watson. Also in the
Gomberg backfield is Jim McClurg, a 1952 All-star selection.
Unscored Upon . .
LOYD HOUSE is unscored upon in intramural competition to
date, having scored consecutive shutout victories over Cooley,
2-0, Kelsey, 26-0, Reeves, 6-0, Adams, 20-0, and Huber, 12-0. Gomberg
House, though having been scored upon three times this season, has
piled up at least twenty points in all but one game. The Gomberg
squad defeated Scott, 25-0, Michigan, 20-7, Hinsdale, 22-0, Williams,
20-6, and Allen-Rumsey, 12-6.
Delta Sigma Delta faces Phi Delta Phi in the professional fra-
ternity finale in the opening game on tonight's card. The 5:15 p.m.
battle will find the unscored. upon Delta Sigs in quest of the title
snared last year by Nu Sigma Nu.
In order, the Delta Sigs shut out Alpha Chi Sigma, Psi Omega,
Phi Alpha Kappa, and the Law Club. Phi Delta Phi has turned back
Phi Rho Sigma, M.B.A. Club, Alpha Kappa Kappa, and Tau Epsilon
Rho. Only twelve points were scored against the Phi Delts all year.
Newman Club, the only defending champion playing this evening,
will be out to retain its crown as it takes on Standish-Evans in the
important clash. The independent league title holders captured the
crown wih a 6-0 win over the Forestry Club last year at Wines Field.
More Zeros.,,,
LIKE TWO OF THE other finalists, Standish-Evans is also un-
scored upon, having won four straight whitewashes over Forestry,
Hawaians, Nakamura, and Fletcher Hall. Newman Club has had
somewhat more difficulty in claiming wins over Lithuanian Students
Association, Wesleyan Guild, Michigan Christian Fellowship, and
Michigan Co-op.
The evening's activity gets underway at 5:15 as Delta Sigma Delta
faces Phi Delta Phi. At 6:30, Newman Club battles Standish-.Evans
for the independent league title. At 7:30 Gomberg House tackles
Lloyd House in the residence hall showdown and at 8:30 the final
game of the evening will determine the social fraternity champion as
Phi Delta Theta ,meets Sigma Alpha Mu.
Last year's final games produced four shutout contests in an
exciting evening of football. Tonight's games find eight undefeated
houses out to protect their unblemished records. If past performance
is any indication of what to expect tonight, the fans will certainly
witness a great evening of football.

By ART EVEN
Sigma Alpha Epsilon put on a
brilliant defensive show yesterday
while shutting out Chi Phi, 7-0, in
the social fraternity second divi-
sion finals.
The game was highlighted by
seven pass interceptions, five of
them were grabbed by the winners.
* * *
SAE TOOK the opening kick-
off and promptly surrendered the
ball on the first play from scrim-
mage as Lee Krumbolz of Chi Phi
intercepted a pass deep in his own
territory.
Krumbolz then fired three
completions as Chi Phi moved
Munn Seeks
Two Platoons
EAST LANSING - () - Mich-
igan State Football Coach Biggie
Munn had a suggestion Tuesday
for the ideal rule setup on platoon
football.
Munn told the Michigan foot-
ball writers he was still opposed
to the single platoon system,
* * * ,
"WHY NOT allow the two pla-
toons again?" He suggested. "Then
coaches who still like the single
platoon system could play just
one platoon. There's nothing to
stop those who like the horse and
buggy days of football from play-
ing under that system."
Munn declared the single pla-
toon system was resulting in
more injuries because the play-
ers have to work at strange posi-
tions.
"It's not the same type of foot-
ball at all," he said. "You just
don't have the time to work with
both the offense and defense."
* *.*
MUNN SAID that due to in-
juries his squad was "probably in
the wrost shape of the year" for
the Michigan game.
"We'll try to pull a team togeth-
er though," he added.
Sports publicist Les Etter, rep-
resenting the University of Michi-
gan, said he could agree with Munn
on one point.
"I'll agree that it's not the same
game of football," Etter said, "es-
pecially at the University of,
Michigan."

to midfield. However, the SAEe
defense rallied to stop the TI .)V1
march and the game remained a k
scoreless tie throughout the first
half. Pneumnoia Stops
Early in the third quarter the Fle tHalfb k
Chi Phi attack began rolling be- het ub z ancu
hind Krumbholz' passing but
SAE's Ron Norene intercepted a EAST LANSING-(P)-Michigan
pass on his own five yard line and State coaches started shifting as-
scampered down the sidelines all signments yesterday in a search
the way for the game's only for depth at the right halfback
touchdown. position.

4

TONY Corneliuson tossed a passj
to Don Dohrig for the extra point.
In the third division finals1
Psi Upsilon squeezed out a 7-6
victory over Delta Upsilon. Af-
ter a scoreless first half Psi
Upsilon broke into the scoring
column on a pass thrown by
Hugh Banninga to im Gilmer.
The game deciding point was
scored by Tim Leedy who snared
another Banninga pass.
With about three minutes re-
maining in the gaie Delta Upsi-
lon uncorked a pitchout-pass play
which covered sixty yards. Leo
Efimchik tossed to Skip Knauss
who threw to Dave Baad for the
score.
* * .
TRIANGLE took the fourth di-
vision final in an unhill 12-7 bat-
tle with Sigma Nu. Sigma Nu
scored on the second play of the
game on a pass from Jules
Hanslovski to Tom Skrentny.
Triangle came storming back
with two touchdowns to ice the
game. Both were scored by the
passing combination of Paul
Anderson to Harry Anderson.
Alpha Kappa Kappa overwhelm-l
ed Phi Chi, 25-7, in the profes-
sional fraternity second division
finals. Bill Lukash of AKK was
the big difference between the
teams.
He riddled the hapless Phi Chi
defense with passes all afternoon.
First he tossed one to Bob Clark,I
then Harry Vissher grabbed one
making the score, 12-0. After the
second score he threw to Roy
Goethe for AKK's lone extra!
point.
The last two touchdowns were
scored by Goethe and Clark on
two more Lukash passes. Phi Chi's
points came in the waning sec-
onds on a pass from Ace Mueller
to Al McPhail.

Billy Wells of Menominee, the
regular at the position, is out withI
a bout of pneumonia and won't
be able to play against Michigan.
WELLS, second leading ground-
gainer behind Flint's Leroy Bolden
this season, will be a hard man to
replace.
Bert Zagers, junior from Cad-
illac, is being groomed to start
in place of Wells. Zagers got
some seasoning at the spot in
practice last week when Wells
had to miss several workouts
because of a foot injury.
He also saw duty at the position
against Ohio State.
TRAVIS BUGG§, a sophomore
from East Chicago, Ind., now rates
as second man at the spot.
Gene Lekenta, utility back
from Grand Rapids who can
play nearly every spot in the
backfield, was shifted from quar-
terback to work at right half.
Jerry Musetti, Detroit sopho-
more, also was running at the
position.
Ray Eggleston, a sophomore
from Jackson who has looked es-
pecially good on the defense, play-
ed at both right and left half in
the workouts.
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By DON LINDMAN
Friends today, enemies tomor-
row-that's he situation in which
Duncan McDonald, John Veselen-
ak, Leroy Bolden, and Ellis Duck-
ett will find themselves when they
trot onto the turi or Michigan
State's Macklin Field this Satur-
day afternoon.
Three years ago the quartet led
one of the greatest high school
football teams in Michigan prep
history to the state grid cham-
pionship.
THE FORMER Flint Northern'
High School stars will meet again
this Saturday, but this time they'll
be opponents. McDonald and Vese-
lenak will be wearing the maize
and blue uniforms of Michigan,
while Bolden and Duckett will face
them as green and white clad
Spartans from Michigan State.
McDonald, Bolden, Duckett,
and, Freddie Williams formed a
backfield which was the scourge
of Michigan prep circles during
the ,1949-50 seasons, while Vese-
lenak was a star end for the
Vikings in 1950. During that
time only one loss marred the
Northern grid ,record, which in-
cluded a fifteen game winning
streak.
Praised by Coach Guy Houston
as the best team in Northern his-
tory, the 1949 Vikings captured
the Saginaw Valley Conference
title. They returned the follow-
ing season to successfully defend
the championship while annexing
the state crown.
McDONALD, the quarterback
gained national recognition for his
phenomenal passing record. He
averaged 24 yards a toss while
completing nearly half his passes
over the two year span,

Halfbacks Bolden and Duck-
ett ran wild as they handled
the, Northern ground game.
Scoring 26 touchdowns, 15 of
them from beyond midfield,
Bolden averaged nearly ten
yards a carry for two years as
a prep sensation. Duckett, his
running mate, averaged eight
yards a try over the same per-
iod and tallied 24 times.
Veselenak, playing end for the
Vikings, was on the receiving end
of most of McDonald's passes dur-
ing the 1950 season. As a senior
he grabbed 14 aerials, averaging
nearly 18 yards per catch.
* * *
HOUSTON called Bolden, Duck-
ett, and McDonald the best backs
in Northern history. His judg-
ment was vindicated when Mc-
Donald and Bolden were unani-
mous 1950 all-state grid selections.
A unanimous all-state back in

1949, Duckett was hampered most
of the following season by a leg
injury but still managed to win
recognition on several all-state
teams.
Veselenak also gained all-
state attention on second and
third teams in 1950, while Wil-
liams could very well have gain-
ed the same honors had he not
been overshadowed by the ex-
ploits of Bolden, Duckett, and
McDonald.
After graduation the prep stars
parted. Bolden and Duckett en-
rolled at Michigan State, while
Veselenak chose Michigan, and
Williams picked the University of
Arkansas. After visiting West
Point, McDonald also elected to
attend Michigan.
Four of them will meet again
this Saturday afternoon, but the
reunion will be anything but
pleasant for a few hours.

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Michigan Runs Spartan Plays i Full Scale Scrimmage
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White jerseys clashed with green
at Ferry Field yesterday as Mich-
igan's varsity grid squad and the
Wolverine reserves staged a pre-
view of Saturday's traditional bat-
tle against Michigan State.
Wearing green jerseys to accus-
tom the regulars to the Spartans'
colors, the fourth string ran State's
wing-T and standard T-formation
plays against the white-shirted
varsity in a half-hour full-scale
scrimmage.
* * *
ALTHOUGH alternating his first
'~and second string lines against'
the reserves, coach Bennie Ooster-
baan used mostly second string
players in the defensive backfield.
Dick Balzhiser, Fred Baer, Cap-
tain Dick- O'Shaughnessy, and
John Morrow worked the lineback-
er posts.
Bob Hurley, George Corey, and
Stan Knickerbocker took care
of the defensive halfback duties
while Tom Hendricks occupied
the safety position.
Only an occasional pass was

thrown by fourth string quarter-
back Bill McKinley as running
plays were emphasized. The Spar-
tan offense is built around its
fleet "pony backfield" and its aer-
ial attack is not as potent as its
ground thrusts.
* * *
DURING THE scrimmage, re-
serve backs broke through the var-
sity defense for six or seven yards
several times, indicating the de-
ception the Wolverines will face
when they invade East Lansing.
Earlier in drills, Oosterbaan
refreshed his charges on offen-
sive maneuvers in a dummy
scrimmage. Missing from this
session as well as from defen-
sive practice was sophomore
wingback Tony Branoff. Al-
though dressed for the drills,
Branoff was kept out of the
heavy work by a sore neck and
shoulder.
Speedy Ed Hickey replaced
Branoff as the Wolverines polish-1
ed their single-wing and T-for-
mation attacks with the emphasis

on passing. Branoff is expected to
be ready for the game, however.
A long dummy scrimmage stress-
ing pass defense' was also held
with Ted Kress at safety, Lou Bal-
dacci and Hickey at the halves,
and Balzhiser playing linebacker
while Morrow and O'Shaughnessy
switched as the right side line-
backer.

Receiving special attention was
the defensive end play, which al-
lowed Illinois yardage on wide
sweeps. Ends Gene Knutson, Bob
Topp, Tad Stanford, John Vesele-
nak, and Gerry Williams were
given special instruction on such
plays as well as on covering short
passes in the fiats and breaking up
screen passes.

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