Injury- Riddled Salukis Face WesternIn Homecoming
|Item ID||egyptian19561023injury.tif |
|Title||Injury- Riddled Salukis Face WesternIn Homecoming |
|Author||By Sill Epperheimer |
|Description||"My boys will be playing on guts and desire |
|Original Publication Source||Daily Egyptian |
|Date||1956 October 23 |
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|Transcript||Injury- Riddled Salukis |
Face WesternIn Homecoming
By Sill Epperheimer
"My boys will be playing on guts and desire Saturday afternoon". Those were the words of a dejected Al Kawal this week as he bemoaned the plight of his injury-riddled football team mhich must face Western Illinois tomorrow in the 1956 Homecoming game.
Taking the largest toll of injuries among the players were lime burns, inflicted last week when
the Salukis defeated Eastern Michigan in a mud-fest at McAndrew Stadium.
"Abroinovitch, McCann, and Krolok were all in the hospital this week'', Kawal said, "and missed all drills.'
All three are First-string players. In addition, Charles Steptoe, second-string tackle, and Bill
Connelly, second string center,
were sidelined this week, but were
Marion Bushing. first-string end, and Charles Hamilton, second-string fullback, also suffered
burns, but were practicing.
Southern officials checked the lime, but could offer no explanation for the burns. They said the heavy rain Saturday night washed lime over the entire field.
Some of the players said the cheical burned through their pants and jerseys in addition to
blistering their faces.
And to top everything off, Kawal also has many woes in the quarterback department.
First-stringer Bill Norwood has an ankle injury, and played only the first quarter of the Eastern
Michigan game. Dave Wheeler who stepped in for Norwood and threw a 32-yard pass that broke the game wide open, is also the ailing list
Kawal indicatedthat he might switch guard Tim Bowers to center, with both his first and second
string centers ailing.
"Abromovitch, Mccann, and Krolak definitely will not start the game , Kawal said, "but they may play if their burns heal",
‘We've had no contact work for about four weeks due to injurieS , Kawal said, "and the boys hove lost their edge on blocking Kawal said he was proud of the way his team won last Saunday
after being down at the half, 7-0. He paid special tribute to the 32-yard pass play from Wheeler to Bob Batura which set up the winning touchdown.
Scoring all 14 of SIU'S points was Carver Shannon. He now has 51 points in three conference
— only 10 points away from a new league record with three loop games remaining.
After a slow start, Western, always a long-time spoiler, ran over Northern Illinois Friday, 34-6, for its second win against three losses. Southern, 3-2 for the season, is now in second place in the Interstate Conference with a 2-I
The Leathernecks tied the Salukis, 13-13 last year to keep Southern From a three-way tie for first in the conference race.
Bob McCue, frsehman halfback, has ken Western's most consistent ground gainer while Gebrig
Dergo, senior, has been the cog of Western's forward wall.