1972 NHS Season Statistics

Evansville Courier & Press Newspapers ALL CITY/METRO Selections

last name first pos ht wt class paper note
Fitch Craig OG 5-11 175 Sr. Courier  
Riat Bill RB 5-11 170 Sr. Courier Honorable Mention
Sanders Steve LB 6-3 200 Sr. Courier & Press Courier-LB  Press-End


1972 Season  
Date  Opponent  Score
Sep. 8  Evansville Harrison Win 32-14
Sep. 15  Vincennes Lincoln Win 13-8
Sep. 22  TH South Win 26-0
Oct. 6  Evansville Memorial Loss 0-15
Oct. 14  Evansville Mater Dei Win 15-14
Oct. 20  TH North Win 28-3
Oct. 27  Evansville Bosse Loss 0-34
Nov. 2  Evansville Central Loss 0-14
Nov. 10  Evansville Reitz Loss 0-20


player first pts TD PAT 1 XPM PAT 2 FG S
Riat Bill 56 9 0 0 1 0 0
Whtsell Howard 24 4 0 0 0 0 0
Hawkins Brent 12 0 12 1 0 0 0
Myrick Kim 12 2 0 0 0 0 0
Tooley Greg 12 2 0 0 0 0 0


player first NCAA rtg Att Comp % TD TD/att Yds yd/att Int int/att
Bernhardt Don 67.3 94 32 34.0% 3 3.2% 516      5.5 11 11.7%

Individual stats for rushing and receiving are unavailable at this time.

Highlights included: Few Husky teams in history have enjoyed as strong a start to a season as the 1972 club.  Standing at 5-1 after six games, there was talk of City and Southern Indiana Athletic Conference championships, All State mentions and statewide rankings.

Contributing to the fast start were numerous players.  At 5-1, the Huskies had handled usual powerhouses Harrison and Terre Haute South with relative ease.  RB Bill Riat averaged over 110 yards per game rushing through the season's first six contests and had nine touch downs.  Stable mate Howard Whitsell had run for three scores and played exceptional defense.  Rex Mundi transferee Mark McManaway had picked off three interceptions and QB Don Bernhardt had several long touchdown passes already on the books. 

All City linebacker Steve Sanders had personally taken over the final minutes of the 15-14 Mater Dei victory and led a wall of defenders who stopped a two point conversion that would have given the Wildcats a fourth quarter lead.  Sanders then picked off a pass with one minute to play and thwarted the final Mater Dei threat.

When the Huskies trailed Terre Haute North by three points with 8:30 remaining in the game, RB Bill Riat took over the game and ran in three touchdowns in the next five minutes.  Brian Lauer returned a punt 56 yards to give the offense the ball in good field position, DB Jim Schmidt picked off one pass to set up the second score, and LB Greg Tooley ran an interception back 40 yards to complete the rout.

In all, North stood toe-to-toe with the finest teams in the area at the season's 2/3 mark.

Out scored 68-0 in the season's final three games, few teams in Husky history have finished as weakly.  Costly turnovers and penalties became the hallmark of the schedule's remaining weeks.


player first Att Yds TD Avg
Riat Bill 145 720 9 5.0
Whitsell Howard     3  


player first Rec Yds TD Avg
Myrick Kim     2  
Tooley Greg     1  

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.