sammy swordsman wrote:Lionhunter, Thank you for posting this. I really enjoyoed watching guys I had only heard about, actually play.
Great game 7-3. Very physical style of football by both teams. Smash mouth football at its best. Whichever team had teh biggest toughest, strongest line wins.
How about posting some 1968 - 1973 St. Paul servite/Mater Dei games.
You're welcome. I'll keep my eye out for more from this guy. I'm hoping to see the '71 Servite/Mater Dei game. We were losing badly, and nothing was going right for us, and Coach Dena was getting angry with the spotters in the press box. So the coaches in the box refused to continue and slammed the phones down on the desk. So I picked them up and began to suggest plays for the Friars. I was just an unpaid frosh assistant coach, but Coach Dena went with every play I called. One of the newspapers reported that "halfway through the 4th quarter the Servite offense came alive. Behind the passing combination of Mike Magner to Peter Pohl the Friars marched down the field deep into Monarch territory. Once there, however, they forgot how they got there, and went back to the ground only to fumble the ball away inside the 5 yd line." (I always thought Dena did the right thing there inside the ten as the field gets a lot smaller).
So we lost 29-3, and I was unhappy about that, but I had done so well calling the offense on that long drive, that I was sure a paid coaching job awaited me for the next season. Unfortunately Coach Dena resigned after that game, so it didn't happen.