Gridders Take Lead In City Title Race
Evening Times - October 8, 1932
And White Proves Too Strong For Courageous Penn Avenue
Eleven In 21-0 Battle -- Koegel's All-Around Play Outstanding
athletes representing Allegany High and Penn Avenue
High - having opened the intra-city scholastic series
at Community Park - start their separate gridiron ways
today with plenty of glory in their wake. Allegany showing
power very pleasing to its followers, ran true to form
by turning in a 21-0 decision, but the vanquished South
Enders came out of the battle with good reason to hold
their heads high. They put up a magnificant fight against
a stronger and more experienced foe. It is something
to their credit that they did not lose by a wider margin.
next stop for the undefeated Allegany machine, ably
driven by Coach Bill Bowers, is its first "station"
on the Cumberland Valley Athletic League route - the
skirmish here next Saturday afternoon with Hagerstown
High gridders. Penn Avenue, with only one defeat charged
in three starts goes to Keyser next Saturday to oppose
Bert Harbert's Keyser High eleven.
play last night stamps this year's team as one of the
best of the Bowers machine. It showed a strong defense
and an attack that bodes no good for future rivals.
Herman Koegel, brilliant triple-threat back, was the
spearhead of the offense last night, but George Davis,
"Boots" Miller, Brown and others were very
much "in there" at all time. And Bowers trotted
out two mighty fine lines.
Up First Downs
the determined work of Bobby Cavanaugh's promising proteges,
the Blue and White boys rolled up 16 first downs - all
of them earned. They got two in the first quarter, five
in the second, four in the third, and five in the fourth.
Two of them came on the pair of tosses completed in
four tries. Penn Avenue caused the yard sticks to be
moved five times, three by rushing, once on a pass and
another time on a penalty. The South Enders completed
two of six passes. Neither team had a heave intercepted.
lost no time getting down to the business of taking
the lead in its bid for the city championship. It got
its first touchdown about midway in the first quarter.
The second came early in the second period and the third
at the start of the closing session.
Blue and White received the kickoff at the start of
the game, Miller carrying the ball back 13 yards to
the Allegany 43, but a 15-yard penalty forced the Bowersmen
to kick after they had made a first down at Penn Avenue's
34 in three plays. Hoyle recovered his fumble of the
kick at the Penn Avenue 8. Holshey's return boot was
given a nice return from the 40 to the Penn 26 to provide
the setting for Allegany's first score. Davis and Koegel
made eight yards in two tries at the line and then Koegel
shot a pass to Twigg for a first down at the 3. Davis
and Koegel were stopped at the center of the line, but
Davis hit left guard for two and then Miller rounded
right end on a fake to go over the goal line untouched
for the score. Davis, who played a good game at fullback
for the ailing Diehl, bucked the line for the seventh
a couple exchanges of kicks the Campobello lads got
the ball on their 41 when Koegel returned a kick five
yards. Two line plays were smashed by Cavanaugh's scrappy
team, but on third down Koegel shot a beautiful long
pass over the Penn Avenue secondary into the waiting
arms of the streaking Sterne. He was pulled down from
behind at the Penn Avenue 10, but Allegany was not to
be denied. Helped by a five-yard penalty the Blue and
White scored on the second play with Davis, making the
final three yards at right guard. A pass, Koegel to
Twigg, was incomplete but officials awarded the point
to Allegany because of interference by Holshey.
sent in his second team after the next kickoff, only
Davis remaining in the lineup. The reserve outfit did
quite a bit of gaining, picking up three first downs,
but could not score. Penn Avenue's only scoring threat
was an event of the early part of the second half. It
was provided by a "break," one of Cavanaugh's
warriors pouncing on Davis' fumble at the Allegany 43.
Sensabaugh, who accounted for a lot of his team's yardage,
and Henry bucked their way to the 31 and a pass, Henry
to Holshey, gave the South Enders another first down
at the 20. But two line plays netted only four yards
and Allegany got the ball at its 20 when a pass was
grounded in the end zone.
despite a couple setbacks on penalties, put on the longest
sustained drive of the game to get its third touchdown.
Scrimmaging on the 20 after the grounded pass, Allegany
paraded down the field - reeling off a series of first
downs largely on rushes with Somerville going the last
six yards around the left flank for the touchdown. Koegel
kicked goal for the extra point.
Henry, Holshey, and Groves were the leading performers
fro Penn Avenue, while Bowers trotted out a host of
classy performers. A crowd of nearly 2,000 witnessed
the game with Penn Avenue's cheering section giving
a rousing account of its presence. The South End fans
never lost heart - or voice. They were back of their
fighting, hard-tackling team all the way. The game,
despite strong rivalry between the teams, was clean
and capably handled by the officials. The lineups follow: