the Students Cheered, the Bees Battled.
Front Row: Jim Hyde, Darrell DeDecker, Bob Durnin, Ed Powers, Mike O'Malley, Terry Munch,
Gerry Riemersma, and Mitchell Ware.
Second Row: Rocco Matera, Fred Hanlon, Jack Smerdon, Ken Floerke, Don Mattern,…
ST. AMBROSE . . . . . . . . . 19
WESTERN ILL. [Macomb] 32
In opening the 1953 season, Coach
Frank Brogger displayed one of the
finest passers in college football—freshman quarterback Jack Abbott. However, Abbott's services were in vain, as
ST. AMBROSE . . 7
ST. JOSEPH. . . . 14
The Bees' second venture of the
season proved no more successful
than the first; this time the tormentors were the Pumas of…
Zitkus (65), Ware (34) and Floerke (right) decide its time
to end this Lewis ballcarrier's jaunt.
ST. AMBROSE . . . 15
QUINCY . . . . . . . . 0
The Bees displayed plenty of power in
upsetting highly-touted Quincy's Hawks,
ST. AMBROSE . . . 14
ST. NORBERT'S . . 26
A lack of depth, which was a sore
spot to Coach Brogger all season, prevented the Bees from spoiling St. Nor-
The Bees stepped out to an early 7-0
lead by virtue of an Abbott pass to…
ST. AMBROSE . . . . . 13
IOWA WESLEYAN . . 19
Cheerleaders stir up
excitement before students
leave for the
Wesleyan's Tigers relied on the passing of quarterback Dick Schmitt to
down the Broggermen and keep…
Abbot, (45), runs behind Brookhart's
interference in first
quarter of homecoming game.
Ware, (35), plunges to take advantage of
Abbot's, (45), interference, in third quarter
of Wesleyan mixup.
Florerke's grimmacing face
Hanrahan (84), Durnin (40), watch
Floerke (33) throwing a belated block,
during Loras game.
Lewis College's Flyers smacked the
Bees 33-14 on the Lockport turf for the
worst defeat of the season.
The Braves from Peoria, Illinois,
scored first on a 22-yard pass from
Don Stamp to Gordon Busse after a
minute and a half had elapsed in the
But the Saints showed no concern
for their opponents' early score as they
started eating up the ground…