Rookies stole the show in the spring practice finale at Seacrest Field before 7,000 fans. Soph-to-be quarterback Bob Churchich led the Whites to a 24-15 victory over the veteran-studded Red club in the night intra-squad windup.
With Churchich at the controls, the Whites marched to score with the opening kickoff, soph-to-be-fullback Pete Tatman going over from the two.
After the Reds evened the count on a three-yard plunge by soph-to-be Bob Weiman in the second quarter, the Whites turned sensational. Junior-to-be-quarterback Henry Woods hit soph-to-be end Langston Coleman with a 75-yard pass-run TD strike, and just before the half, veteran kicker Duncan Drum booted a 21-yard field goal to provide a 17-7 halftime margin.
Senior-to-be fullback Joe McNulty gave the fans a nifty treat and the Whites a comfortable margin late in the third period. First the Wymore fullback broke loose from several tacklers and dashed 66 yards to the Red two. Then he plunged over for the TD and a 24-7 lead.
The Reds capped the offensive show with some aerial pyrotechnics of their own — a re-run of former Hastings High action. A pair of sophs-to-be, quarterback Wayne Weber and end Tom Smith, combined on an 87-yard TD pass-run with 1:09 left in the third quarter.
H'MAX NOTES: Coach Bob Devaney said halfback Harry Wilson, a sophomore-to-be, was "probably as outstanding as anyone on the field." ... The Whites consisted of the top sophomore-to-be unit and the No. 2 varsity. The Reds were the No. 1 varsity and No. 2 sophs-to-be.
May 9, 1964
Whites 7 10 7 0 — 24 Reds 0 7 8 0 — 15 First Quarter WHI - Pete Tatman 2 run (Earl kick) Second Quarter RED - Bob Weiman 3 run (Johnson kick) WHI - Langston Coleman 75 pass from Henry Woods (Duncan Drum kick) WHI - Duncan Drum 21 field goal Third Quarter WHI - Joe McNulty 2 run (Duncan Drum kick) RED - Tom Smith 87 pass from Wayne Weber (Bob Weiman run) WHI RED First downs 11 14 Rushing yards 179 149 Passing yards 178 181 Comp-Att-Int 5-16-1 6-22-2 Total offense 357 330 Punts-Avg 7-41 7-38 Fumbles lost 1 2 Penalty yards 20 25 RUSHING WHI: Churchich 3-minus-2; Carstens 2-3; Wilson 8-16; Tatman 7-22; Tucker 2-17; Vujevich 1-4; Wachholtz 3-4; McNulty 10-102; Woods 1-13; Brunk 1-2; Kirby 2-minus-3; Wright 6-9 RED: Duda 7-13; Johnson 4-24; Paschall 4-15; Smith 4-16; Poggemeyer 1-6; Vactor 2-5; Brown 6-25; Thorell 1-minus-4; Janik 3-22; Weiman 3-15 PASSING WHI: Churchich 2-7-0 43; Tucker 1-6-1 60; Woods 1-3-0 75 RED: Duda 2-7-2 45; Weber 4-14-0 136.