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1980 NHS Season Statistics

Evansville Courier & Press Newspapers ALL CITY/METRO Selections

last name first pos ht wt class paper note
Bledso Rick LB 5-11 185 So. Courier 2nd Team
Erwin Todd QB 6-0 165 Jr. Courier 2nd Team
Garland Bryon RB 5-7 178 Jr. Courier 2nd Team
Hobgood Greg DE 6-0 185 Sr. Courier  
Kneer Jeff OG 6-0 200 Jr. Courier  
Pendleton Dion LB 6-0 173 Sr. Courier  
Pitlick Mike RB 5-8 175 Jr. Courier 2nd Team
Summers Thaddeus DB 6-0 170 Sr. Courier  

RESULTS

1980 Season  
Date  Opponent  Score
Aug. 22  Evansville Memorial Loss 12-13
Aug. 29  Evansville Harrison Loss 14-21
Sep. 6  Bloomington South Win 7-3
Sep. 12  TH North Win 35-0
Sep. 18  Evansville Mater Dei Loss 0-7
Sep. 27  Evansville Bosse Win 13-7
Oct. 4  Castle Loss 6-15
Oct. 10  Evansville Reitz Win 19-14
Oct. 17  Jasper Loss 0-25
Oct. 25  Evansville Central Win 28-7

SCORING

player first pts TD PAT 1 XPM PAT 2 FG S
Garland Bryon 42 7 0 0 0 0 0
Pitlick Mike 42 7 0 0 0 0 0
Jones Robbie 20 1 14 3 0 0 0
Farmer David 18 3 0 0 0 0 0
Pendleton Dion 6 1 0 0 0 0 0
Kneer Jeff 6 1 0 0 0 0 0

PASSING

player first NCAA rtg Att Comp % TD TD/att Yds yd/att Int int/att
Erwin Todd 100.2 104 53 51.0% 5 4.8% 604      5.8 8 7.7%
Jones Robbie      --     5 2 40.0% 0 0.0% 77    15.4 1 20.0%
Farmer David      --     2 1 50.0% 0 0.0% 14      7.0 1 50.0%
Garland Bryon      --     3 1 33.3% 0 0.0% 34    11.3 1 33.3%

RUSHING

player first Att Yds TD Avg
Garland Bryon 149 658 7 4.4
Pitlick Mike 100 441 6 4.4
Farmer David 38 130 0 3.4
Pendleton Dion, Sr. 22 71 0 3.2
Erwin Todd 45 29 0 0.6
Brothers Blaine 4 24 0 6.0
Bledso Rick 9 18 0 2.0
Garrett Veron 4 3 0 0.8
Matlock Tom 2 -1 0 -0.5
Miller Rodney 2 -2 0 -1.0
Shemwell Harold 1 -2 0 -2.0

RECEIVING

player first Rec Yds TD Avg
Hobgood Greg 16 241 0 15.1
Jones Robbie 10 174 1 17.4
Pendleton Dion 10 128 1 12.8
Farmer David 9 102 3 11.3
Brothers Blaine 6 81 0 13.5
Summers Thad 3 49 0 16.3
Pitlick Mike 3 36 0 12.0

Highlights included: Season opening heartbreak loss to Memorial 13-12 comes after North builds a 12-0 lead but misses two extra point attempts and wastes RB Mike Pitlick's great effort.  Pitlick returned a kickoff 85 yards for one score and picked up 59 yards on 16 carries and ran for the other Husky TD.  Pitlick and WR Robbie Jones put on a show against Terre Haute North and combine for four touchdowns between them.  Jones caught two passes on the night--one for a 59 yard TD and a 55 yarder that led to one of Pitlick's three rushing touchdowns. Jeff Kneer added a defensive score and the Huskies pasted THN by a score of 35-0.

In Pitlick's final game before going out with a season ending injury, he pounded Bosse for 112 yards on 25 carries.  The most dramatic play occurred near the end of the first half when Pitlick faked a punt and rambled around end for a 41 yard TD.  The Huskies iced the game by converting two fourth-and-ones and controlling the ball for the final 8:25 of the game.  Pitlick managed over 400 yards rushing and 7 scores in just six games before his injury.

The Huskies turned to Bryon Garland to fill the RB slot over the season's final four games and he responded with 7 scores and nearly 500 yards rushing.  He carried the ball 35 times and scored 2 TD's  against Reitz in a stunning 19-14 Husky upset of the highly ranked Panthers.  Against Central, in Coach Wessel's final game as Head Coach, Garland toted the ball 32 times for 234 yards and four scores.

Coach Wessel accredited the Reitz victory to the superior play of defensive stalwarts Dion Pendleton, Greg Hobgood, and Rick Bledso.

DEFENSE--2 pts each for solo, cause or recover fumble, sack, int, blk kick; 1 pt each for assist and tackle for loss

player first pts solo asst tfloss sac caus fum rec fum int blk kick Total Solo
Pendleton Dion, Sr. 220 94 28       1 1   94
Hobgood Greg 136 57 16       2 1   57
Bledso Rick 131 57 15       1     57
Summers Thad 117 47 15       1 3   47
Farmer David 79 30 11       2 2   30
Pence Greg 77 28 19         1   28
Jones Robbie 65 28 3         3   28
Studer Joe 71 22 19       1 3   22
Fritz David 53 21 9       1     21
Corra Doug 57 20 9       3 1   20
Garland Bryon 37 17 3             17
Bengert Mike 33 14 1       2     14
Pitlick Mike 33 14 3       1     14
Brothers Blaine 25 12 1             12
Erwin Todd 31 9 7       2 1   9
Irvin Mike 20 9 2             9
Klenck Jeff 20 8 4             8
Mills Steve 16 6 4             6
Kneer Jeff 14 4 4       1     4
Searl Tom 6 3               3
Garrett Veron 5 2 1             2

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