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1954Yearbook

1954Yearbook

Title

1954Yearbook

Description

ST. AMBROSE . . . 13 LORAS . . . . . . . . . 14 Gemskie and Florerke (33) are obviously the cause of Loras carriers unusual expression. A last quarter drive that proved to be successful enabled arch-rival Loras to eek out a 14-13 win over the weary Bees in the Rock Bowl in Dubuque. Alert, aggressive play sparked the losers through the first three periods and the eight hundred Ambrose rooters in the stands were ready for the Victory Bell celebration, before the DuHawks staged their last-ditch stand in the waning minutes of the ball game. Mitch Ware's power running acounted for touchdowns in both the second and third quarters. He converted once for a 13-0 lead, going into that fateful last quarter. It looked like an upset-in-the-making as the Bees stopped drive after drive by their gold-shirted rivals. The quarterback, Don Schneider went 27 yards on a keep play to narrow the gap to 13-7, with some four minutes to go. A wobbly Ambrose punt went out of bounds on their own 20 and the victors started their do-or-die drive for pay dirt. There was less than a minute to play when Schneider booted his second extra point after fullback Bob Lutgen scored. Halfback Bernie Parrington was the workhorse for the victors and his runs set up both tallies. Three Loras tacklers on his back don't seem to affect Ware's savage advance.

Publisher

Capitol Engraving Company

Date

1954

Rights

St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA 52803

Identifier

http://cdm16810.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16810coll2/id/737