THE TARKIO GAME On O ctober 3. Umpire G owd y. Kansas U . blew his whi~tl e at Tarkio. Mo .. summ on ing the Bobcats of 1924 to come fo rth to th eir fi rst battle. Th e Bobcats. wh o had th e importance o f win nin g the fi rst game ;;o fir ml y instill ed into th eir minds by Captain Gil keson , received th e summons and acted. Th e l ::'. t o 0 score indicates that Ta rkio h oped to wipe out former Peru defeat s, and that the Misso urians fo u ght a good fi g ht. Bit:ie made the fir st touchdown on line sma shes. The aer ial attack o f Tarkio in the l a~t par t of the game was q uite success ful for a time. but an in tercepted pass in th e last quarter gave Bit:ie th e oppor tu nity fo r a sensatio nal 85路 yard run fo r th e second touchdown.
THE TABOR GAME Peru made its " second invasion o f the East" on O ctober 1O, wh en the Bobcats ran wild and d efeated Tabor College 47 to 0. Ta bor was com pletel y outplayed . G ariss, W eimer. Sch neider and Parriott starred in the li ne. while lo ng run s by Edie and Z o rn. and th e general路 shi p of "Little Mack" feat ured the wo rk o f the backfi eld. Peru demonst rated an abil ity to use th e pass successfull y in the seco n d half and Bit:ie's toe was give n a vacation .
THE KEARNEY GAME Peru won the first confer ence game of the season by defeat in g Kearney 16 to 0 on the Peru grid iro n. After allowin g the A n telopes to spend th eir energy in a n unsuccess fu l attack that covered th e first half, th e Bobcats cam e back in the seco nd half an d smoth ered them with an o ffense which they could not withstand . At no t ime during th e game did Kearney come with in scor ing d ista nce o f Per u's goal. This game was featu red by better team work. an d the prediction was made that Peru would cause some su rprises before th e season was over. Th e quarterback work of M cElroy, "Little Mack," in th e second half was sen satio nal. Th is w.ts "Littl e Mack' s" last game ; appendicitis got him.
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1925 yearbook for Peru State College, Peru, Nebraska