REVIEW of FOOTBALL SEASON
Year's Record Is One Victory, Three Ties, and
Cougars Pitted Against
Beaumont In Baseball,
Track Coming Season
Coach John Bender Working Hard With Men;
Says Prospects Are Bright For Victory
'Basketball Record, *:'~
14 Out of 22 Games j
By Jack Barker
Although it is rather late to talk
about football, it is only right that
the first football team of Houston
Junior College should be given a bit
of recognition. With only sixteen men
to build an eleven around, Coach Bender turned out a scrappy, peppy bunch
of men that played above their own
Among those present In every game
were the following: Jeter, Scarbrough,
Bugg, Howell, Aleo, Baines, Sadler,
Guseman, Tadlock, C. Jackson, Richards, E. Jackson, G. Sadler, Vallone,
Blair, Lawler and Tipton. These boys
being an asortment that had played
although an assortment that had played every kind of football, were playing
real football at the end of the season
under the able guidance of Coach
Classed as "Comers"
A short resume of the season's
games will show that although the
team were not winners, they were
comers. The first game of the season
was with the strong San Jacinto
Bears. The Junior College Cougars,
seeing their first time in action, held
the Bears to a 0 to 0 tie. Although
the game was several times in danger,
the Cougars held on to the scoreless
end. The Bears threatended several
times to make a touchdown, and the
Cougars bucked up enough to threaten the goal once.
The next game was out of town.
With a few fair co-eds the Cougars
journeyed to Huntsville, where they
took the short end of a 13-0 score.
The little town that is called Hous- |
ton's playground was the scene of j
the following game. St. Mary's Seminary took the Cougars in for a 7-0
score until the last quarter, when with
heroic effort and splendid teamwork, Bugg plunged over for a touchdown, and Jeter's toe tied the count.
The game was so near a close that
no appreciable effort was made to
raise the score. The game ended with
a 7-7 score. The record stood—two
ties and one loss.
Playing real football for a whole
game, and holding a 7-6 lead for three
quarters, the Cougars were nosed out
of a win in the last minute of play
by a forty yard drop-kick, which
raised the score 10-7. Jeff Davis High
School won this game, but in a later
contest they went down in defeat.
Huntsville Normal Reserves then
came to Houston to give us the chance
to get even. Playing on our own
gridiron, the final count was 7-7. The
Cougars made the first touchdown on
straight football, while the Reserves
passed for ten yards and a touchdown.
The count then stood for the Cougars
three ties and two losses.
Following closely on this game was
a clash with the Heights Bulldogs,
who later became city champs. A
sixty-five yard run on an intercepted
pass by Scarbrogh gave the Cougars
fumbles followed with stellar playing
on both sides. The Heights aggrega
te "Fighting" Cougars are determined to have both a baseball and
a track team this spring. Coach Bender is working hard with the boys
who have come out but is anxious
to have many more of the men in
school show up (for practice.
Games are to be arranged and meets
held with the local high schools and
with Beaumont College. Practice is
held daily on the San Jacinto field.
In an exclusive interview^ to the
sports editor, Coach Bender said, "The
prospects are excellent."
"I have a fine bunch of men," he
declared. "I am expecting them to
capture a majority of the contests—
both in baseball and track meets."
The baseball team looks now about
Catcher, Guseman; pitcher, Bilao
first base, Vallone; second base, Jeter;
third base, Jackson; fielders, B. Sadler, Ellis, Matelak; short stop, Lawler.
The men trying out for track are:
B. Sadler, Jack Barker, Homer Helton,
Bo Martin, Dudley Ellis, Wm. Pollard,
Cherault, Wesley Baines, Wallace
Blair, Roy Carley, Elliot Flaxman,
Guy Savage, Oliver Guesman.
Coach Bender has a tennis team
consisting of Homer Ley, Leo Cohn,
Bo Martin, Robert Blair and A. D.
Burg. All students interested in tennis are requested to report to the
San Jacinto courts daily.
Those students desiring to team to
swim are requested to meet Coach
Bender at the pool at 5 daily.
tion took home the bacon for an 18-7
The next game—and boy, what a
game! It was the struggle between
the Rice Freshmen and Houston Cougars. It was on a grassy field, after
a recent rain, and it was like playing
on ice! Rice students talked to the
Freshmen before the game and told
them that if they didn't win by seven
touchdowns, all would be lost. The
poor Freshmen missed one licking.
They won by a 45-0 score. Phooey.
Wot a game!
The only win of the season followed
this game. Taking on the light St.
Thoma3 team, the Cougars won by
one point, 20-19. This game was full
of thrills, fumbles and what have
you? It was a game that will never
be forgotten. The Cougars piled up
a big lead before Billy Garrett woke
up, and then he showed them all his
heels. Billy nearly won the game by
And thus endeth a hectic season!
Studies were resumed, aches were forgotten, and some other field of interest was taken up. We do prophesy,
though, that the Houston Junior College Cougars will not lose a game
The usual lineup was as follows:
R. E.—B. Sadler
R. T.—C. Jackson
Subs.: Aleo, Lawler, Vallone, G.
Sadler, Blair, and Tipton.
State National Bank
Wallis Drug Store
Eighteen energetic members of the
French Club attended a sunrise breakfast at Hermann Park at 6:30 a. m.,
Saturday. The meal consisted of
bacon and eggs, French rolls and
coffee. Breakfast was served before
a roaring fire in the open hearth provided at the park.
A portable victrola added to the
gaiety of the morning which was
lovely enough to repay any who may
have had some slight compunction at
having had to arise at such an early
Fleur de lis place cards bore the
names of the Mesdemoiselles Wilson,
Qualtrough, Basquez, Newton, Pickett,
Batte, Hitchcock, Watford, Braman,
Jones, Huberich, Topman, and Messieurs Lawler, Stone, Yeagar, Pollard,
Christie, and Helton.
Tommie Reid—Say, give me a pound
of dog meat and make it good, the
last time I got it here it made my
old man sick.
The fighting Cougars turned in
fourteen victories out of a series of
twenty-two basket ball games played
and thus rendered a good account of
themselves in their first season in
I Their record is as follows:
'■ Cougars 21, Athenians 13.
' Cougars 13, Albatross 12.
; Cougars 17, Dentists 13.
Cougars 12, Reagan 23 .
Cougars 22, San Jacinto 38.
Cougars 20, Sam Houston 36.
Cougars 21, Les Amis 9.
Cougars 38, Revelers 7.
Cougars 32, Anders on-Clay ton 23.
Cougars 23, Macabees 21.
Cougars 12, Jeff Davis 30.
Cougars 40, First Nat. Bank 26.
Cougars 33, Chronicle 32.
Cougars 28, St. Thomas 24.
Cougars 36, Avalons 22.
Cougars 27, St. Thomas 21.
Cougars 25, Milby High 34.
Cougars 27, Amos Club 17.
Cougars 39, Milby High 34.
Cougars 18, Beaumont Col. 24.
Cougars 16, San Jacinto Hi 38.
Cougars 15, Beaumont Col. 19.
The following players contributed
to the succes of the season: "Bo"
Martin, Bill Jeter, Walter Scarbrough,
Johnny Bugg, "Izzy" Waldman, Oliver
Guseman, Murray Addison, B. Adkins,
Robert Blair, A. Russell, Homer Helton, Wm. Pollard, R. A. Carley, Jerome Howell, "Chilly" Carlisle, "Big"
Heltpole, "Pooch" Jones, Wallace
Most of these men will be back next
year and the Cougars should give a
good account of themselves during
the season. ,
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