H eywood Zorn Cowell Bat h :\latc j ovsl<y Grandy (Student :vran uger) , K o tas. Matthews, Parriott, Peel<, Cul'le l". G 1路af ( Coac h ) Delzell , Garlss, H i ggi n s , Bitzie, Gi ll<e so n, B ul sl n ,.;. Edl e , S c hn e id er, Brac k W ill iam s, Mila m, W ei m e r, Faunce, Pi c 1路ce
State Championship Football Squad
O A CH GRAF'S smile was broader than usual after he had walked down on the football field on October 8, and inspected the fif ty -six m en who had an swered his first call. Of the fift y-six prospects twelve were lette r m en. At center the veteran Schneider was back, and with Higgins as a sub the positio n needed little a t tention. Captain Gilkeson, A ll-State end of '2 3, took his old positio n, but it w:1s necessary to develop someone to replace Frary for the other w ing. Carter and P arriot were chosen for the work, and they did it well. Mila m, All-State center o f last year, was shifted to tackle and he and Higgins were used a lternately in this positio n. Weimer, playin路g his old tackle, continued to break up plays hehind the opponen t's line and could be depended on for a gain whenever called u pon to carry the ball. Gariss, a new man from T ecumseh , develo ped into a real g uard. Williams got his chance and made good as a guard when Matthews was la id up with injuries. This was the line against which no team in the confer ence was able to make a to uchdown. With Bitzie, All-State fullback, Edie and Buising, star halves, a nd Delzell a t q u a rter, all going in fine shape, and with Zorn and Bath at ha lves, Cowel\ at full , and McElroy at quarter the coach had a backfield that a lways gave a good accoun t o f itself. It was a team such as this, a coach such as Lo n R . G ra f, a faithful second string, a loyal student body and al umni that enabled Peru to w in her first state conference championship. W e are sure that this year's splend id co-oper atio n a nd su ccess w111 be reflected in even a larger attendance of high school athletes at P eru next year.
1925 yearbook for Peru State College, Peru, Nebraska