1965 NHS Season Statistics
Evansville Courier & Press Newspapers ALL CITY/METRO Selections
|Zehr||Dwain||OE||6-2||175||Sr.||Courier & Press||Both papers|
|Sep. 10||Evansville Harrison||Win 6-0|
|Sep. 17||Vincennes Lincoln||Win 32-0|
|Oct. 1||Evansville Bosse||Tie 14-14|
|Oct. 9||Evansville Memorial||Tie 7-7|
|Oct. 15||Evansville Mater Dei||Win 24-14|
|Oct. 23||Bloomington||Win 7-0|
|Oct. 29||Evansville Reitz||Loss 20-28|
|Nov. 6||Evansville Rex Mundi||Win 23-6|
|Nov. 11||Evansville Central||Win 17-7|
|player||first||pts||TD||PAT 1||XPM||PAT 2||FG||S|
Individual stats for rushing and receiving are unavailable at this time.
Highlights included: Expectations ran high in 1965 with 2 time All-City fullback Ken Bargo and a host of talented starters returning. Featuring a defense that would rate among the best in school history and an offense that was varied and potent, the '65 Huskies provided a lot of excitement.
With the defense posting back-to-back shutouts to open the season against Harrison and Vincennes, the club was able to weather the loss of FB Ken Bargo to a broken foot in the opening half of the season's first game. When defensive lineman Cleo Walker ran down a Harrison runner from behind after a 63 yard pickup to save a touchdown on the North six yard line, the overall team speed was readily apparent. With Mike Stucki's multiple fumble recoveries in the two contests, the opportunistic defense gave the offense time to re-organize after the devastating loss of Bargo.
In the 32-0 romp over Vincennes, QB Abe Krause directed an offense now centered around his own passing and RB Doug Atherton. Krause ran the first two scores in himself and hit WB Dave Senning with a 38 yard pass for the third TD. Atherton managed 190 yards rushing on only 14 carries including a blazing 66 yard jaunt for a score.
When the Huskies met the Bulldogs, it was with full knowledge that the loser would most likely be eliminated from city title contention even though the season was still young. When Bosse took three consecutive possessions inside of North's 15 yard line, elimination loomed. When the Big Green defense forced turnovers on all three possessions, it gave a lift to the offense and set a standard for the season.
With FB Dave Bridges capping off one drive for a touchdown, QB Krause directed the Huskies on another drive that resulted in a Doug Atherton touchdown reception of 40 yards. The score entered the waning seconds of the game tied at 14 when DB Eddie Crowe picked off a Bosse pass at his own 41 yard line and ran it back to the Bulldog 28. The game ended with Krause throwing two bombs into the end zone but both passes bounced off the hands of his receivers. The tie score stood.
Facing an equally determined Memorial squad the following week, the game entered the final quarter as a scoreless tie. When Memorial scored with just under 6 minutes to play, the undefeated season was in jeopardy. As the clock wound down below three minutes to play and the Tigers had the ball, it appeared the undefeated streak was gone. When DB Dave Senning intercepted a Memorial pass with barely 2 minutes to play, the Huskies turned to Abe Krause to make something happen.
Two plays later the Huskies were on the Tiger 25 and knocking on the door. When Krause spotted End Dwain Zehr open near the ten, he lofted a spiral that Zehr pulled down and carried into the end zone. With Riley Stansberry booting the conversion, the game ended with another tie at 7-7. The Husky record stood at 2-0-2 after four games.
Two more consecutive victories over Mater Dei and Bloomington, junior DB Ed Crowe began to make a name for himself in Husky lore. Having already given the Huskies a chance to come back versus Bosse, the 5'7"130lb Crowe intercepted a Wildcat pass on his own forty and ran it back 60 yards to squelch Mater Dei's last chance at victory with 20 seconds to play. In the 7-0 blanking of Bloomington with the only score coming on RB Doug Atherton's 72 yard run, Crowe picked off a pass at his own 10 with two minutes to play to snuff out the final threat
The seasons seventh game was a match up with Reitz. Both clubs' shot at the city title rested on the outcome of the game. Buoyed by the return of FB Ken Bargo, the confident Huskies held their own with against a powerhouse ball club. In a game in which the lead changed hands four times, Bargo had garnered 135 yards on 25 carries. He had to unexpectedly carry the load when HB Doug Atherton suffered an ankle injury in the first quarter.
Bargo's second TD of the game following Mike Stucki's fumble recovery on the opening play of the fourth quarter had lifted the Huskies to a 20-14 lead with just over 10 minutes to play. As the clock wound down, it appeared that the Huskies' chances of a city crown would continue. The Panthers however came back with two scores of their own in the final six minutes to dash North's hopes.
By holding their final two opponents to a touchdown apiece, North road the back of Bargo to a 6-1-2 record. QB Abe Krause contributed a 106 yard passing effort versus Rex Mundi, DG Mike Stucki added a touchdown to go with his four fumble recoveries on the season, and Bargo's 44 yard TD run versus Central capped off a 15 carry, 131 yard performance.
DEFENSE--2 pts each for solo, cause or recover fumble, sack, int, blk kick; 1 pt each for assist and tackle for loss
No Defensive Statistics are available at this time.