1975 NHS Season Statistics
Evansville Courier & Press Newspapers ALL CITY/METRO Selections
|Herr||Dennis||QB||6-1||170||Sr.||Courier & Press||Press 2-way selection QB & DB Courier-QB only|
|Aug. 29||Henderson County (Ky.)||Win 38-0|
|Sep. 5||Vincennes Lincoln||Win 34-3|
|Sep. 13||Evansville Memorial||Loss 12-13|
|Sep. 19||Evansville Harrison||Loss 14-35|
|Sep. 26||TH South||Win 7-0|
|Oct. 2||Evansville Central||Loss 28-29|
|Oct. 10||Evansville Reitz||Loss 14-21|
|Oct. 16||Evansville Bosse||Win 34-0|
|Oct. 24||Providence||Win 52-0|
|Oct. 31||Evansville Mater Dei||Win 27-11|
|player||first||pts||TD||PAT 1||XPM||PAT 2||FG||S|
Individual stats for rushing and receiving are unavailable at this time.
Highlights included: Cornell Garrett had what was regarded at the time as one of the finest seasons ever enjoyed by an Evansville high school football player. With North outscoring their first two opponents Henderson County and Vincennes by a total 72-3, backfield mates Garrett and Kevin Perkins had 8 TD's between them before the season reached past Labor Day. What's more, the Huskies defense held the Colonels to minus one yards of total offense for the entire game.
Garrett continued his sensational pace even during a disappointing 13-12 loss to Memorial by whisking 64 yards for a touchdown and gaining 142 yards total in the game. Following a difficult performance against a powerhouse Harrison ballclub, "the Comet" (as Garrett was referred to in the Evansville papers) ran for 144 yards against Terre Haute South and scored the games only points with 26 seconds to go to give North a 7-0 victory.
With opponents concentrating on the running game, QB Dennis Herr was able to unleash the deep passing game. Clicking with WR Rick Hathaway, Herr brought the Huskies back form a two touchdown deficit to Central in the second half. Hitting Hathaway with a 55 yard scoring toss, the two connected again with a 46 yard pass that gave North the ball on the Bears' three yard line with 30 seconds to play. Trailing by 7 points, Herr went in with a QB sneak to bring North within one point at 29-28. When Coach Riley opted to go for two, the comeback came up short on a running play.
When Reitz bottled up Garrett the following week, it was QB Herr who provided the spark in the first half with TD runs of 61 and 2 yards. Leading 14-6 near the end of the first half, however, turnovers ultimately cost the Huskies a shot at an upset victory
With Coach Morris Riley standing 0-2 in his quest for his 100th career victory, it was once again Cornell Garrett who ran both men into history versus Bosse. Riley unveiled a new "Power I" offense designed to get his star running back the ball with protection and Garrett responded with a game unlike any in history. When the dust had settled, he had run 29 times for a city record 325 yards including touch down runs of 80, 24, 18, and 8 yards. Bosse went down in flames 34-0 and Garrett went down in history as Evansville's all time single game rushing record holder.
The following week Garrett opened things up with a 93 yard kick off return for a touch down and gained 150 yards rushing despite only playing one half against Clarksville Providence. In the season finale, the Power I overpowered Mater Dei and "the Comet" ran for an amazing 293 yards and two long TD's against a good Wildcat ball club.
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.