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            HELMS HALL, B760 VENICE BOULEVARD. LOS ANGELES 34, CALIF"ORNIA
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   THE       ALL-~OUTHERN  CALIFORNIA ColoFo HIGH
               SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAM FOR 1953 ~::~/.,                                \:'J
.- -FOR   RELEASE:       MONDAY AFTERNOON; DECEMBER 2ath and Tuesday am -W'>~      WMY~~MW'<.'. ~
                     *   Do NOT release prior to release date, Monday pm
         U§Jouthern California's prep board of football met at Helms
            Hall on December 16th, and selected the AII-C.I.F. Football
            Team for the 1953 season. It marked the seventeenth year
that board members from throughout Southern California gathered at the
Helms Sports Shrine and went through a list of more than 500 football
players, before naming the honor teams.
            Ernie Zampese, outstanding senior quarterback from Santa
Barbara High School was a unanimous selection for e.I.F. Player of the
Year honors. Zampese led coach Louis Tsoutsouvas's Dons to the Free
Lance championship with his brilliant running and-passing. Ernie did
 just about everything on the football field, scoring 19 touchdowns and
passing for 13 more. His yardage total was close to 2,000 on running
and passing and he turned in a fine job on defense as well. His
coach calls Ernie the "greatest high school player I have had the
pleasure of coaching or seeing."
            Not far beh~nd Zampese, in the 'voting, was Santa Monica's
Jackie Douglas. A junior Tennis champion, Douglas. led the Vikings
to the C.l.F. Central group championships, with a 34-19 victory over
~fuittier. Douglas completed 81 of 161 passes for 1,117 yards and
12 touchdowns for the year and averaged 5.5 yards running the ball.
He scored 9 TDs himself and converted three.
            Other backs to make the first team were Don Duncan, of
Alhambra, who scored 10 touchdowns while averaging 5.4 per carry. He
passed for four others and was voted the Pacific League's candidate
for Player of the Year ••••• Dean Philpott, of Anaheim, who scored 10
TDs and averaged 6.4 yards per carry, as he led his team to the Sunset
League championship•••• and Douglas Dick, hard-running halfback from
Redondo High, who averaged 8.1 yards per carry, while scoring 64
points on 9 TDs, 7 conversions and 1 field goal.
            Ends to make the first team were Dick Dorsey, Santa I~nica
and Gary Mullins, of Santa Barbara. Both boys caught four TD passes
during the year and did a commendable job on defense.
            There were other outstanding boys named on the second and
third teams. Barry Billington, Inglewood, was a unanimous Bay League
choice as he scored 77 points in 7 games. Jack Taylor, vfuittier High
School's tailback, averaged 5.8 yards per carry and completed 44 of ~
66 passes for 566 yards and an efficiency mark of 67%. George Ruddy,
AII-Catholic-halfback, scored 84 points on 14 TDs. Covina High's -
~lalt Gorrell, an excellent blocker, scored 24 points during 9 games,
and played at linebacker on defense. Jim ~~theny, captain of Tom
~~lloryts Pasadena Bulldogs, scored 42 points, on 7 touchdowns, in
9 games.
            There were two repeaters from last year's honor teams.
Charles McMurtry, \fuittier tackle, was a guard on the second team in
'52, while Doug Dick was selected on the third team.
            Players named for honors on the All-e.l.F. teams will be
recipients of Helms Athletic Foundation scroll awards at the Seven-
teenth Annual All-Southern California Board of Football awards program
at Helms Hall, Saturday morning, January 16th, at 10:30 A.M. Also,
at this time, C.l.F. championship coaches £rom Santa ~onica, Chula
Vista and Paso Robles will also receive Helms awards. Famous foot-
ball celebrities, coaches and officials have been invited to attend
the high school football awards program.
               PAST C.l.F. PLAYER OF THE YEAR SELECTIONS
1937 Frank Albert               Glendale       1946    Al Pollard         Loyola · {LA}
1938      Harry Karns           Pomona         1947    Bud ~loodward      vVilson, L.B.
1939      John Petrovich        Alhalnbra      1948    John Olszewski     St. Anthony
1940      Peter Zucco           Santa Barbara1949      Jim Contratto      Compton
 1941     Newell Oestrich       Inglewood      1950    Charles Powell     San Diego
 1942     Glenn Davis           Bonita         1951    l\JIart y Keough   Pomona
 1943     Norman Veeh           Tustin         1952    Ronald Knox        Santa Monica
 1944     Bill IVJartin         I\;1ark Keppel 1953    Ernie Zampese      Santa Barbara
1945      Al Pollard            Loyola (LA)
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HEUIS ATHLETIC            ~TT'NDATION  ALL-SOUTHERN CALT"""''QNIA BOARD OF FOOTBALL
FOR RELEASE:                 , '[ AFTERNOON, DECEMBER'        .nd Tuesday am
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ERNIE ZAMPESE, SANTA BARBARA, SELECTED AS
CoI.F FOOTBALL PLAYER OF 'THE YEAR FOR r 51
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 ALL-SQUTHEHN CALIFORNIA e.I.F. HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAM FOR 1953

 * * *          FIR S T TEA M
                                                                             YEAR
 POSITION       P LAY E R                   TEA M                           SCHOOL    HEIGHT   ~JEIGHT

End •••••       RICHARD DORSEY              Santa l\'lonica                 Sr.       6t 2      180
End •••••       GARY lvlULLINS              Santa Barbara                   Sr.       6' 2      160
Tackle ••       ED\tJARD POVJELL            Torrance                        Sr.       6'        200
Tackle ••       CHARLES MC MURTRY           Whittier                        Jr.       5'10      265
Guard•••        BILL PATTEN                 San Diego                       Sr.       6'        190
Guard •••       GEORGE BARRERA              Fullerton                       Sr.        5' 9     210
Center ••       JOHN SULLIVAN               Pomona                          Sr.       6 1
                                                                                        1       160
Back ••••       ERNIE ZA1VlPESE             Santa Barbara                   Sr.       5' 8      155
Back ••••       JACKIE DOUGLAS              Santa ~lonica                   Sr.       5' 8      155
Back••••        DON DUNCAN                  Alhambra                        Sr.       5' 7      160
Back ••••       DEAN PHILPOTT               Anaheim                         Sr.       6',       180
Back •••• ·OOUGLAS DICK                     Redondo                         Sr.       5'11      175

*   *       * SEC            0 N D      T E A M
End •••••        STEVE HANIFAN               Covina                         Sr.       6' 1      190
End •••••       RICHARD BEAM                ~fuittier                       Sr.       5~11      165
Tackle ••       ANDY REED                   Muir                            Sr.       6'        210
Tackle ••       GARY ALLEN                  \'Jilson (L.B.)                 Sr.       6' 2      220
Guard •••        JIJil BRACKINS             Redlands                        Jr.       5'10      165
Guard •••       LOU VALDESPINO              Excelsior                       Sr.       6'        195
Center••        DAN PETERSON                Santa l\ionica                  Sr.       5'1 9     173
Back ••••       BARRY BILLINGTON            IngleWOOd                       Sr.       5 .10     155
Back ••••       JOHN HANGARTNER             Hoover (Glendale)               Jr.       5' 7      150
Back ••••       JACK TAYLOR                 vlhittier                       Sr.       5'11     160
Back ••••       JI~;i JV!ATHENY             Pasadena                        Sr.       6' 1     195
Back ••••       \JALT GORRELL               Covina                          Sr.       6t        195
*   *       *    T H I R D TEA M
End.....    RAY REGNER                      St. Anthony                     Sr.       6' 1     175
~~4.....    LAURO SARASPE                   La Jolla                        Sr.       6'       180
'-TaclfI'~~~,~~D LOPEZ                       San Diego                      Sr.       6'   1   215
Tackle. • ~1'J DE GROFF                     El Monte                        Sr.       6'   1   265
Guard. • • TOM BERG                         Anaheim                         Sr.       5'10     165
Guard.. • BILL LYON                         vl.hittier                      Sr.       5'11     190
Center.. ALBERT VASQUEZ                     Cathedral                       Sr.       5' 7     165
Back •••• BOB VANDER WALL                   Redlands                        Sr.       6'       185
Back. • • • WAYNE SINK                      Glendale                        Sr.       6'       170
Ba~k....    ART SCHILZ                      St. Anthony                     Sr.       5' 8     152
Back.... LEE BUCHANAN                       Kearny                          Sr.       5'11     180
Back.... GEORGE RUDDY                       l\ilt. Carmel                   Jr.       5'10     165
*Note:     In year's past a blocking back has been selected on each
           team. This year five backs have been selected with no
           player designated as blocking back.

 HEL~~ ALL-SOUTH~RN                CALIFORNIA BOARD OF FOOTBALL FOR 1953 SEASON

 Ralph Alexander          John de la Vega          Jerry tleiner
 Tom Burdick              Garland Rose             Charles Sawyer
 ~ul Chipp                Mory Kapp               Dick Vanderveld
 Al Ames                  Pete Kokon              Eddie West
 Bill Hollohan            !Vannie Pineda          Bill ~fuitney
 Bud Furil10              Charles Cherniss         Joe Lyou
     ~V.R. Bill Schroeder, Chairman      Braven Dyer, Jr., Secretary
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      The Seventeenth Annual All-Southern California Board of Foot--
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 ball Awards Program will be held at Helms Hall on Saturday morning
 January 16th at 10:)0 A.II..L. At this time all players selected for'
 All-Souther~ California C.I.F. honors ••••• first, second and third
 teams ••••• w~ll be presented with Helms Foundatiori scroll awards •
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        HELMS HALL, 8760 VENICE BOULEVARD. Loa ANGELES 34. CALIF'ORNIA


 CoR. ROBERTS, OCEANSIDE STAR REPEATS AS                     9

 PLAYER OF THE YEAR FOR 1953 ON ALL-CoI.Fo
        SMALL SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAM
  FOR RELEASE:    ~~DNESDAY   ~DRNING,   DECE~mER     30th and after ••••••
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        fC:lornelius ROberts~ who completed his prep football career
       I---·at Oceanside-High School this fall as one of the Southland's
  all-time high scorers, was named Southern California C.I.F. Small
  Schools Player of the Year for 1953. Roberts also won the Player of
  the Year award in 1952.
            Roberts was Southern California's top scoring back for the
  1953 prep season, scoring 194 points. Last year he accounted for 187
  points and as a sophomore he scored 57, which gives him a three-year
  total of 438 points. Twice during his high school career he scored
  6 touchdowns in a single game. For having been naraed Player of the
  Year for 1953, Cornelius Roberts will be presented with the Helms
  medal award at the Seventeenth Annual Football Awards Program, to
  be held at Helms Hall on Saturday morning, January 16th at 10:30 am.
            Other outstanding players to be named to the two small
  school teams were: Joe Contestabile, Hawthorne's ace passer, who
  broke the C.l.F. record with 32 TD passes during the season. 'Joe
  was All-Pioneer League for the past three years. Pat Putnam, co-
  captain of Brea-01inda,'Orange League champs, who scored 13 TDs
  in 9 games. Bob Neeley, who scored 102 points on 17 TDs for Chula
  Vista, Southern Section C.l.F. champs. Bill Lehrfeld, of Paso Robles,
  Northern Section champs, who accounted for 17 tOllchdowns ••••• and
  twin brothers, Dick and Bob Ernst two exceptional lineman, who also
  performed for Paso Robles.                                          .
            Two first team ends, Pat Martinez and Gerald Schweitzer,
  were outstanding.' ¥artinez scored 7 TDs and was his team's spark-
  plug. Coach Cohn, of Claremont, calls Pat the best ball player for
  his size he has ever coached. Gerald Schweitzer, on the receiving
  end of most of Joe Contestabile l s passes, scored 19 TDs during the
  year.
            Members of the Al}C.l.F. Small School Football Teams will
  receive framed scroll awards at the 17th Annual All-Southern Calif-
  ornia Board of Football Awards Program to be held at Helms Hall on
  saturday morning, January 16th at 10:)0 A.M. Coaches Chet DeVore
  and Roy Thomas will receive special Helms Awards for leading their
  teams to sectional championships.
                  ALL-C.I.F. Sl-iALL SCHOOL Fll1ST TEA1J!
 POSITION P LAY E R               TEA M            YEAR              HEIGHT    ~v'EIGHT

 End ••••• PAT ~MARTINEZ          Claremont          Sr.              5'10      155
 End ••••• GERALD SCH\I1EITZER Hawthorne             Sr.              6 1. 1    180
 Tackle •• JOHN CHAVEZ            Pomona Catholic Sr.                 5'10      200
 Tackle •• JOE LA BORDE           Valencia           Sr.              5 1.11    185
 Guard ••• FRED i·IC LEAN         Chula Vista        Sr.              6'        185
 Guard ••• ROBERT ERNST           Paso Robles        Sr.              6 t.      198
 Center •• JOHN YOXSlf"jER        Coachella          Sr.              5'10      180
 Back•••• C.R. ROBERTS            Oceanside          Sr.              b'   1    195
 Back •••• JOE CONTESTABILE       Ha'Wthorne         Sr.              5'10      170
 Back•••• PAT PUTNAM              Brea-Olinda        Sr.             5 t 11     165
 Back•••• BOB NEELEY              Chula 'Vista       Sr.             o~ 2       180
 Back •••• lJILLIAM. LEHRFELD     Paso Robles        Jr.             6'.        190
      * *  ~c   SECOND TEAM
 End••••• LYNN PAIJr1ER           Bishop             Jr.              61 1      170
 End ••••• TOM CRENSHA\"{         Barstow            Sr.              6'        160
 Tackle •• RICHARD ERNST          Paso Robles        Sr.              61   1    205
 Tackle •• BILL ALVORADO          Puente             Sr.             6' 1       190
 Guard ••• JERRY LOVELL           Corona             Sr.             5'10       175
 Guard ••• KEI HIGA               Citrus             Jr.                        165
 Center •• STAN NICHOLS           Escondido          Sr.             l~ 7       200
 Back•••• EDDIE IV1URPHY          Corona             Jr.             6'         175
 Back •••• CARROL DOOLITTLE       Hemet              Sr.             5' 8       150
 Back •••• TONY JI1.t1ENEZ        Carpinteria        Sr.             5' 4       137
 Back•••• TOlVi EDWARDS           Brawley            Sr.             0'         185
 Back •••• JACK PERRY             Palo Verde, Blythe Sr.             6' 1       180
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           HELMS HALL, B760 VENICE BOULEVARD • LOS ANGELES 34, CALIFORNIA



    THE· ALL- Le,s ANGFLES HIGIT SCHOOJ-J FOOTBALL
           TEAM FOR THE 1953 SEAS~N
      FOR aELEASE: FRIDAY MORNING, DECE~ffiER 25th, 1953 and after
 ... _-.____       )',cDo NOT release prior to release date, Dec. 25                        am

         ~embers                 of Helms Athletic Foundation's All-Southern Calif-
             ornia Board of Football gathered at Helms Hall December
             16th and deliberated most of the afternoon before coming up
 with its All-Los Angeles City High School Football team for 1953.
             There was a unanimous vote for Player of the·Year. The
  player selected was Banning High School's Dick Garcia, junior left
  halfback, who scored 72 points on 12 touchdowns in 8 games. Dick's
  coach, Lefty GOOdhue, had nothing but praise for his star pupil.
  "Truly a great running back •••• the best I have ever had," said
 Goodhue. Lefty went on to call Garcia a potential Cotton tJarburton,
 which is certainly high praise. Dick was exceptional on both offense
 and defense and a good student. For having been named All-City
 Player of the Year, Dick Garcia will be presented the Helms Player
 of the Year medal at tht- Sevent~. -:~"':"!-: .:~_:_nual All-Southe:""n California
                                                        .
 3(;~~t"1 of ._~--'(J·~',;~:....:!.l A""3.rdE f·rogr':..~i -~~ ..,/0 held cit H,:;llns Edll on Saturday
 morning, January 16th. Garcia will also have his name engraved upon
 the Paul H. Helms trophy; which is lodged in Hel: 1s Hall.
             All-City Champs, SE~i1 Fernando, J;1.aced six r'f its team on the
 honor ~eams. Carl Ketchie, who scored 7'L points frc.dl his fullback
 position, and All-Valley Player of the Year George Pupich, who tallied
 50 points on 5 TDs and 20 conversions, were named to the first team.
 Other ~acks were Poly's Eastern League Pl~yer of the Year, Brady
 Keys, -.rho scored 35 points i~l $ games anG. led his teJ.m to the City
 finals against San Fernando; Thad vJinston, who tallied 46 points for
 the Romans from his left half position; and Adolr.ho Garcia, Player
 of the Year in the Northern 1Jeague, from Lincoln. Adolpho is perhaps
 the top passer of the lot, accounting for 11 TDs through the air.
             First team ends were George Pupich, San Fernando, and Joel
 Freis, of Los Angeles. They were Players of the Year in the Valley
 and Western Leagues respectively. It is interesting to note that
 four of the six Players of the Year are juniors. AIs,), that tour of
 the five first team' backs are juniors. Last year there was only one
 junior named and he, Gene Blodgett, to the third team. "This year
 there are ten juniors on the teams.
             All players selected for All-Los Angeles City Football Team
 honors, first, second and third teams, will receive framed scroll
 awards from the Helms All-Southern California Board of Football. The
 Seventeenth Annual Board of Football Awards Program will be held at
 H~lms Hall on Saturday morning, January 16th, at 10:30 A.M.                                   At this
 time sports celebrities and famous football personalities will join
 with members of the Helms Board of Football in honoring the top prep
 grid players of the past season.
             ;\leo to be L.ono"' .,i at .'~~._:;~ ,:~ll-~os ~ :·~6eles City Awards Pro-
 gram· wil: bE: riaa.J Footbal:J.. Coach Orlie Schmidt, of the City Champ-
 ions" San Fernando High School. San Fernando defeated Polytechnic
 20-18 in the championship game at the Coliseum, Lacember 19th.
             Past Al1-.r..Jos Angele..J City Player of the Yea";. selections:
YEAR PLAYER                             SCHOOL                YEAR PLAYER                  SCHOOL
                                                                                   ------
1937 Den \viler                  Manual Arts        1947    Bill Bowers           Canoga Park
1938 Ray \floods                 San Fernando       1948    Don Bahrman           Gardena
1939 \/alter Brown               Canoga Park        1949    Thomas Zaby           Fremont
1940 John Rosier                 Venice             1950    Jim Deckar            San Pedro
1941 1v1B rtin Grbovaz           Rooseve.!..t       1951    jerry Drew            Jefferson
1942 Victor :Mastro              IvJarshall                 Jack Hernandez        Banning
1943 Bert Schneider              Los Angeles        1952    Jon Arnett            Iv1anua1 Arts
1944 Joe Solar                   Canoga Park        1953    Dick Garcia           Banning
1945 Tom Tolman                  Venice
1946 John Albini                 Fremont

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 DICK GARCIA BANNING STAR LEFT HALFBACK,    9

 SELECTED ALL- LOS Al~GELES CTTY FOOtrBALL
 PLAYER OF THE YEAR FOR 1953 GRID SEASON
                         ;~~it.l Ai,~LOS        ANGELES CrTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAM
                                                    FOR THE 1953 SEASON
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           FIR S T TEA M
                                                                                                           YEAR
  POSITION  P LAY E R                                           TEA M                                    SCHOOL          HEIGHT         WEIGHT
 End••••                     GEORGE °UPICH                      San Fernand·)                              Jr.             6'                170
 End•••••                    JOEL FREIS                         Los Angeles                                Sr.             5~11              182
 Tackleo.                    ALBERT AGUILAR                     Banning                                    Sr.             5'11              215
 Tackle ••                   BILL AT1\INS                       Polytechnic                                Sr.             6' 1              200
 Guard •••                   RICHARD ROBERTS                    fvIanual Arts                              Sr.             5' 9              200
 Guard •••                   BILL ~1UNN                         vlilson                                    Sr.             5' g              180
 Center••                    WILLIE PENNIX                      Jefferson                                  Sr.             6'                188
 Back ••••                   DICK GARCIA                        Banning                                    Jr.             5 f. 6            165
 Back ••••                   CARL KETCHIE                       San Fernando                               Jr.             5'10              170
 Back••••                    BRADY KEYS                         Polytechnic                                Jr.             6'                165
 Back ••••                   THADDEUS \IINSTON                  Los Angeles                                Sr.             6'                171
 Back••••                    ADOLPHO GARCIA                     Lincoln                                    Jr.             5' 9              160

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           SEC 0 N -u TEA M
 End •••••  PETER JOKANOVICH  Belmont                                                                      Sr.            6'                 195
 End •••••  JEROlYlE OTT      Lincoln                                                                     Sr.             6' 1               180
 Tackle ••  TONY GRIIViES     San Fernando                                                                Sr.             6'                 180
 Tackle ••  JOE LEWIS         Jordan                                                                      Sr.             6' 1               198
 Guard •••  ARIvIAND DE WEESE University                                                                  Sr.              5'11              1$0
 Guard •••  GLEN RAVENSCPG~~  !3aY}n~ng                                                                   Sr.              5'10              173
 Ce ne .:r ••                : .i 2~1: :!AMAl10TO               ·.:1l"1t:..... ::g                        S-r' •          I)'                180
 back        ll   •••        JuE r11RENArlY                     Bell                                      Sr.             5 1 10             150,
 Back ••••                   HARPY THOIVlAS                            Arts
                                                                ~·1anual                                  S1·.             5'10              179
 Back •• ~ ..                BOB CrR'iNO                        San Fernand('                             Jr.             5' 7               135
 Back ••••                   BIAGIO PENNINO                     Dorsey                                    Jr.             5' 8               173
 Back ••••                   EDIIIIDND PACULBA                  Banning                                   Jr.             6'                 170
 *)',(             ~::   THIRD                  TEAM
 End•••••                    CRAIG CHUDY                        Narbonne                                  Jr.             6'                 160
 End••• t-.                  DAN SARVER                         \/i1son                                   Sr.             6'- 1              180
 Tackle ••                   TOl\tI AVERY                       ~,1anual         Arts                     Sr.             6' 3               210
 Tackle ••                   FRED IvIRAK                        Los Angeles                               Sr.             6'                 224
 Guard •••                   CLINT      ~IHITFIELD              Los Angeles                               Jr.             5'10               193
 Guard •••                   CHARLES II/ILLIAIv1S               San Fernando                              Sr.             5' 8               195
 Center ••                   JIlYllvIY SAKODA                   Polytechnic                               Sr.             5' 9               155
 Back••••                    REYNALDO ALVARADO                  Fremont                                   Sr.             5'10               195
 Back ••••                   JERRY      r~iATTINA               San Fernando                              Jr.             5t 4               155
 Back ••••                   \'lILLIE SANFORD                   Jefferson                                 Sr.             5 t 10             175
 Back ••••                   DICK \iINDHAIvl                    North Hollywood                           Sr.             5',10              160
 Back••••                    AL     SILVERA                     Fairfax                                   Sr.             6'                 180
 )',( Note .... In year's past a blocking back has been selected on each
                team. ~his year five backs have been selected with no one
                designated as blocking back.
 HELMS ATHLETIC FOUNDATION'S ALL-SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BOARD OF FOOTBALL
 Ralph Alexander                                        lTohn de 1a            Vega                         Jerry vleiner
 T(':.. ~ )urdi .,;~~                                   ,~""'-rla;.:.ci RC3e                                ~h1.rle.j       sawyer
 ~dl Ghipp                 ~IDry Kapp             Dick vanderveld
 Al Ames                   Pete Xokon             Lddie West
 Bill Hcllohan             Ivannie Pineda         Bill Whit~ley
 Bud Furillo               Charles Cherniss       Joe,~you,
       \f.R. Bill Schroeder, Chairman     Braven Dyer, Jr., Secretary

      The Seventeenth Annual All-Southern California Joard of Football
 Awards Program will be held at Helms Hall on sat~day morning, Jan-
 uary lE,th at 10:30 A.M. At, this time all players 'se2.ected-for All-
 Los Angeles City High School Football team honors ••••first, second
 and third teams ••••wil1 be presented with Helms Foundation awards.
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         HELMS HALL, 6760 VENICE BOULEVARD. LOS ANGELES 34. CALIFORNIA



BRADY KEYS~ POLYTECHNIC 9 PICKED AS TOP
GRID PERFORMER IN EASTERN LEAGUE FOR '53
FOR RELEASE:    \~DNESDAY, A.M., DECE~illER 23, 1953, and after
               * Do NOT release prior to release date
                         ALL-EASTERN LEAGUE TEAM FOR 1953
***      FIR S T TEA M
                                                         YEAR
POSITION     PLAYER                TEAM                  SCHOOL   HEIGHT    \JEIGHT
End •••••    PETER JOKANOVICH      Belmont                Sr.     6'         195
End •••••    BOB BLUlVI            Bell                   Jr.     6'         170
Tackle ••    BILL ATKINS           Polytechnic            Sr.     6'    1    200
Tackle ••    lVIIKE HENRY          Bell                   Sr.      6'   1    215
Guard •••    \1/ILLIE URBANO       Belmont                Sr.     5' 6       160
Guard •••    KURT      DANNER      South Gate             Sr.     5'10       175
Center ••    JIIvjl\:lY SAKODA     Polytechnic            Sr.     5' 9       155
Back ••••    BRADY KEYS            Polytechnic            Jr.     6'         165
Back ••••    JOE TRENARY           Bell                   Sr.      5'10      150
Back ••••    NO Rr:I lV1C GREGOR   South Gate             Sr.      5'10      175
Back ••••    PETE DIGGS            Huntington Park        Jr.     5' $       140
Back ••••    BEN JURADO            Polytechnic            Sr.     6' 1       148

*   **   SEC 0 N D TEA M
End •••••    GLENN HIBBITT         Polytechnic            Sr.     5'10       150
End......    \IILLIE HEATH         Riis                   Sr.     6'· 2      170
Tackle ••    DICK ~VHITEHURST      Huntington Park        Sr.     5'10       185
Tackle ••    IviARVIN PERZ         South Gate             Sr.     6'         190
Guard •••    Jllv{ NEIGHBORS       South Gate             Sr.     5' 8       170
Guard •••    DON DOYLE             Huntington Park        Sr.     5'-11      197
Center ••    CHAD FITTINGER        Bell                   Sr.     5'·11      185
Back ••••    PETE HA\JLEY          South Gate             Sr.     6'         175
Back ••••    V/ALLY ZU~'l~JALT     Bell                   Sr.     5'·10      150
Back ••••    NOEL SIljIITH         South Gate             Sr.     5' 9       160
Back ••••    LOUIS VASQUEZ         Huntington Park        Sr.     5' 6       160
Back ••••    RAY LE BRETON         Belmont                Sr.     5' 8       163

     Polytechnic High Schoo1 t s Eastern League champions placed four
men on the 1953 All-League team selected by the Helms All-Southern
California Board of Football. Selections from Poly were Bill Atkins,
tackle, Jim Sakoda, center, with Brady Keys and Ben Jurado in the
back.field.
     Player of the Year honors in the Eastern Lea~ue went to Poly's
Brady Keys. Only a junior, Keys sparked Coach Bob Beck's team to
the league title and was considered by many observers as the boy who
was most responsible for the team's success. Brady scored 36 points
in eight games and showed equally well on defense.
     Bell High placed three players on the first team, while South
Gate and Belmont landed two players each. The second all-league
team is composed of nothing but seniors, while three juniors grace
the first team lineup. Players who have another year to perform are
Bob Blum of Bell, Pete Diggs of Huntington Park, and Player of the
Year Brady Keys.
     There was only one player to repeat from last year's Eastern
team. Peter Jokanovich, who was a first team selection as a junior,
won similar recognition this year. Pete was one of the biggest ends
to perform in the city this year.
     Members of the All-Eastern League first and second teams will
receive Helms Athletic Foundation scroll awards from All-Southern
California Board of Football. This marks the seventeenth year that
Paul H. Helms has honored players from the Los Angeles City prep
schools with scroll awards. Brady Keys, Eastern League Player of the
Year, will receive a Helms medal award, citing him as the top player
in Eastern League football for 1953.

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                              SPECIAL RELEA(




             HELMS HALL. B760 VENICE BOULEVARD • LOS ANGELES 34. CALIFORNIA



DICK GARCIA 9 BANNING STAR BACK 9 SELEC'rED
AS MARINE LEAGUE PLAYER OF YEAR FOR 1953
FOR RELEASE:        TUESDAY, A.M., DECEbffiER 22, 1953, and after
                   * Do NOT release prior to release dgte
                             ALL-~~RINE     LEAGUE TEAM FOR 1953
*   ~,   *   F IRS T      TEA     ~I
                                                     YEAR
POSITION         PLAYER                TEMJI        SCHOOL      HEIGHT    vlEIGHT
End •••••        CHARLES LANDER        Westchester    Jr.        6'           160
End •••••        CRAIG CHUDY           Narbonne       Jr.        6' 2         180
Tackle ••        JOE LE\JIS            Jordan         Sr.        6' 1         198
Tackle ••        ALBERT AGUILAR        Banning        Sr.        5'11         215
Guard •••        RONALD STRAUTHER      Jordan         Jr.        5 f 11       236
Guard •••        GLEN RAVENSCROFT      Banning        Sr.        5'10         173
Center ••        fiJI CH YAlVlAY.DTO   Banning        Sr.        6'           180
Back ••••        DICK GARCIA           Banning        Jr.        5' 6         165
Back ••••        BILL PIERCE           Gardena        Sr.        5'11         186
Back ••••        EDJ.V1UND PACULBA     Banning        Jr.        6'           170
Back ••••        KEN lVlATSUDA         V/estchester   Sr.        5' 8         147
Back ••••        DICK HARRIS           San Pedro      Jr.        5~ll         165

*       S E
    ~, *~        CON D T E A 1v1
End •••••        AL CONTRERAS          San Pedro        Sr.      5' 8         180
End•••••         LEONARD HISLER        Narbonne         Sr.      61           155
Tackle ••        PETE SHUBIN           San Pedro        Sr.      6' 3         225
Tackle ••        JERRY SU'rHERLIN      Gardena          Jr.      5'10         190
Guard •••        LOU MEJIA             San Pedro        Sr.      5'· 9        180
Guard •••        JII'vl NAGAOKA        Gardena          Sr.      5' 8         217
Center ••        RONNIE ~IC KEE        -Itlestchester   Sr.      5'10         186
Back ••••        JOHN 1YIISETICH       San Pedro        Sr.      5'11         185
Back ••••        GARY STAPP            Gardena          Sr.      5' 9         140
Back ••••        THOl\iAS REESE        Jordan           Jr.      5' 7         176
Back ••••        CHARLES KENNEDY       Jordan           Sr.      5' 7         140
Back •••••       LE ROY HENSON         Narbonne         Sr.      5' g         150
     Dick Garcia, Banning High School's swift and tricky backfield
performer, was named Player of the Year in the ¥~rine League when-the
Helms AII-Southern-California Board of Football met at Helms Hall,
last week. Garcia, who still has another year at Banning, is called
the best scat-back to come along in city ranks in some years. Coach
Df the Banning team, Lefty Goodhue, considers Garcia another Cotton
tJarburton, which is high praise for any boy.
      Garcia scored 72 points in eight ball games and performed well
on defense as well. Once in the open "Tricky Dick tl was virtually
impossible to bring dOwn, as many opponents will testify.
      There were four other players named to the first team from
Banning High. Al Aguilar and Glen Ravenscroft were named as linemen,
while Ed Paculba gained a backfield position. ~uch Yamamoto was
selected as the league's number one center.
     Honors were pretty well divided among the other ~arine League
schools. Each of the six teams in the league placed at least one
player on the first team. San Pedro placed four players on the
second team, with three players selected from Gardena.
     There were five repeaters from last years second team, all of
whom moved up to the first string in 1953. Charles Lander, \/est-
chester end, Joe Lewis and Glen Ravenscroft; two fine tackles, ~dch
Yamamoto, Banning's center, and Ken ~atsuda, Westchester back. Each
of these boys were second team members in '52, but improved enough
to be named to the first team this year.·          -
     Players selected for All-~arine League honors, first and second
teams, will receive scroll awards from the All-Southern California
Board of Athletics, sponsored by the Helms Athletic,Foundat1on. This
marks the seventeenth year that Paul H. Helms has recognized the out-
standing football players in the Los Angeles city prep ranks.

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                            SPECIAL RELEA ( . . "




        HELMS HALL. 876D VENICE SOULEVARD • LOS ANGELES 34. CALIFORNIA



JOE L FRE IS 9 LoA HIGH El'ill 9 GAINS ~VES TERN
                               0



LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD FOR 1953
FOR RELEASE:    ~ffiDNESDAY,   A.M.,    DECE~ffiER   23, 1953, and after
               * Do NOT release prior to release date
                       ALL-\·mSTERN LEAGUE      TE~1   FOR 1953
***     FIR S T        TEA M
                                                        YEAR
POSITION    PLAYER                     TE~~             SCHOOL    HEIGHT   lJEIGHT
End•••••    JOEL FREIS                 Los Angeles      Sr.       5'11      182
End•••••    DICK lmIGHT                Dorsey           Sr.       5'11      158
Tackle ••   FRED MRAK                  Los Angeles      Sr.       6'        224
Tackle ••   BILL HINDLE                Venice           Sr.       6' 1      206
Guard •••   ARlilAND DE \VEESE         University       Sr.        5'11     180
Guard •••   CLINT   ~jHITFIELD         Los Angeles      Jr.       5'10      193
Center ••   RON BEASON                 Los Angeles      Sr.       6' 1      192
Back ••••   THADDEUS WINSTON           Los Angeles      Sr.       6'        171
Back ••••   BIAGIO PENNINO             Dorsey           Jr.       5' 8      173
Back ••••   AL SILVERA                 Fairfax          Sr.       6'        180
Back ••••   ED JACKSON                 Venice           Jr.       6'        165
Back ••••   RON IVlARKO\IITZ           Los Angeles      Sr.       5'10      172

***     SEC 0 N D TEA M
End •••••   ~lliLVIN   ALEXANDER       Venice           Sr.       5'10      172
End •••••   HARRY    FREUTEL           Los Jingeles     Sr.       6'        178
Tackle ••   SID SCOTT                  Fairfax          Sr.       5'10      196
Tackle ••   KAL BADRAN                 Dorsey           Sr.       6' 2      170
Guard •••   DICK OLSON                 Venice           Sr.       5'10      194
Guard •••   BILL SAITO                 Dorsey           Sr.       5' 9     162
Center ••   VIC EDELBROCK              Dorsey           Sr.       6' 2     198
Back ••••   JIflii HE\IITT             Dorsey           Sr.       6'· 1    172
Back ••••   LLOYD ROSIER               Venice           Jr.       5'11     181
Back ••••   BARRY LATIviAN             Fairfax          Sr.       6t 2     185
Back ••••   DEAN NEAL                  Venice           Sr.       6' 1     198
Back ••••   ED NILES                   Hamilton         Sr.       6'   1   180

     Los Angeles High School's Western League champions placed six
players on the All-\Jestern League first team, as Helms All-Southern
California Board of Football met at Helms Hall. Dorsey and Venice
each placed two players on the squad.
     Members of the Los Angeles team to make the honor squad were
Joel Freis, who performed well enough at end to nail down Player of
the Year recognition,F~ed lvlrak, outstanding tackle, Clint \Jhitfield
guard, Ron Beason center, and \tlinston and f'ijarkowitz in the backfield.
     Honors as Western League Player of the Year go to Joel Freis,
outstanding wingman for Harry Edelson's Romans. Freis was named
over many good Ii/estern performers and is considered to be a top
college prospect. A better than average student in school, Freis
was the team's leader and a top all-around ball player. Joel scored
four touchdowns during the year, but his scoring was hampered by the
fact that he didn't have an outstanding passer throwing to him.
     Three juniors made the first team. lfuitfield, Los Angeles
High's guard, Pennino, back from Dorsey, and Jackson, Venice High's
top back. Pennino scored 49 points in five league games.              .
     Two members of this years team were named for honors last year.
Dick Wright, Dorsey end, was a member of the second squad in '52,
as was Ron ~J1arkO\1itz.
     Members of the All-Western League teams will receive Helms
scroll awards from the All-Southern California Board of Football
for having been selected as outstanding performers for 1953. This
marks the seventeenth year that Paul H. Helms has sponsored the
Board and made awards available for the top Los Angeles city grid'
players. Joel Freis, as Player of the Year in the \lestern League,
will receive the Helms medal award.

                        *          *
                                   SPECIAL RELEAr           #~'~~




           HELMS HALL, B760 VENICE BOULEVARD. LOS ANGELES 34, CALIFORNIA
             ...
      ~._._---     _._-----_._------_._--_._--_._-_._~-




ADOLPHO GARCIA LINCOLN HIGHs IS NORTHERN9

LEAGUE'S 1953 FOO'rBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
 ?OR RELEASE: TUESDAY, A.M., DECE~ffiER 22, 1953, and after
_______ ..    )'-' Do jiOT :relea.se prior to release dat:;....:e:-_
                               ALL-NORTHERN LEAGUE TEAM FOR 1953
 **   * FIR S T TEA M
                                                            YEAR
 POSITION           PLAYER                  TEAM            SCHOOL     HEIGHT   \JEIGHT
End •••••           DAN SARVER              ~/ilson            Sr.     6' 1      180
End •••••                  OTT
                    JERO~jiE                Lincoln            Sr.     6' 1      180
Tackle ••           CHARLES BEAL            Franklin           Sr.     6' 2      195
Tackle ••           JACK LATONA             Lincoln            Jr.     5' 8      160
Guard •••           BILL iVillNN            ~lilson            Sr.     5' 8      180
Guard •••           ADOLPHO CAIti11RENA     Lincoln            Sr.     5' 9      163
Center ••           BILL TrCE               Verdugo Hills      Sr.     6' 1      185
Back ••••           ADOLPHO GAHCIA          Lincoln            Jr.     5' 9      160
Back ••••           DAVID SAlVJBRANO        \/ilson            Sr.     5'10      165
Back ••••           BEN PADILLA             Lincoln            Sr.     5' 7      150
Back ••••           LYlvIAN KOONTZ          Franklin           Sr.     5'11      170
Back ••••           DAVE VERDUGO            Verdugo Hills      Sr.     5' 9      160

***        SEC 0 N D TEA M
End •••••           ROBERT     O~JENS       Franklin           Sr.     6'        185
End •••••           JOE GOLDIN              Eagle Rock         Sr.     6'        185
Tackle ••           RONNIE JOHNSON          Franklin           Sr.     5'11      203
Tackle ••           RICHARD PULCIFER        \lilson            Soph.   5' $      178
Guard •••           ROGER DILLON            Ivlarshall         Sr.     5' 9      185
Guard •••           LEO BAlCER              Lincoln            Jr.     5'·10     175
Center••            JOE GOODSELL            Franklin           Sr.     5' g      150
Back ••••           JOHN JENKINS            Lincoln            Sr.     5f $      150
Back ••••           RUDY CHAVEZ             Lincoln            Jr.     5'· 8    165
Back ••••           JERRY PRUETT            Franklin           Sr.     5'10     155
Back ••••           DON VALADEZ             fi1arshall         Sr.     5' 9     145
Back ••••           DON HOUGHTON            Bagle Rock         Sr.     6 1.     165

     Coach Ted Calderone's Lincoln High School grid team placed five
of its members on the 1953 All-Northern League first team, as Los
Angeles prep writers gathered at Helms Hall to make their annual all-
star selections. Named Northern League's Player of the Year, and
thereby in line to receive the Helms League Player of the Year medal,
was Lincoln's Adolpho Garcia.
     Only a ·junior, Garcia played at the quarterback position for
Lincoln and was considered an outstanding passer by rrany observers.
In eight games Garcia passed for 11 touchdowns, most of them going to
his first team running mate, Jerome Ott. Besides Ott, Lincoln placed
Jack Latona, Adolpho Camarena and Ben Padilla on the first team.
Three Lincoln players also made the second squad.
     Wilson High placed three men on the All-Northern first team.
Dan Sarver, who scored five touchdowns during the year, was named at
end, while Bill MUnn earned a guard position. David Sambrano, coach
Bill Samarin's ace fullback, gained a backfield berth.
     There were five repeaters from the 1952 first and second teams.
Robert Owens and Jerome Ott, second team ends last year were named
again in '53, this time, however, Ott was elevated ~o first team.
Jack Latona, Lincoln, repeated as first team tackle, as did Adolpha
Camarena as a guard. Ben Padilla, shifty Lincoln back, was elevated
to this year's first team.
     Only four juniors broke into the two lineups, two on the first
team and a pair on the second. One sophomore, \lilson's Richard
Pulcifer, was named to the second squad.
     It may be noted that there is only one man on either squad who
weighs over 200 pounds. Thirteen players weigh under 170 pounds,
which seems to indicate you don't need size to be a good football
player.
                                            ..I,

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                               SPECIAL RELEAr_-




            HELMS HALL. B760 VENICE BOULEVARD. LOS ANGELES 34, CALIFORNIA



 JEFFERSON CENTER, WILLIE PENNIX 9 CI 'rED BY
 HELMS BOARD AS TOP SOUTHERN LOOP PLAYER
  FOR RELEASE:         THURSDAY, A.M., DECE~mER 24, 1953, and after
                      *Do NOT release prior to release date

                             ALL-SOUTHERN LEAGUE TEA}l FOR 1953
***     FIR S T TEA M
                                                         YEAR
POSITION       PLAYER                  TEAM              SCHOOL    HEIGHT   \iEIGHT
End •••••      MICKEY CUNNINGHAM       Garfield              Sr.   6' 2      162
End•••••       CARL BOLES              Fremont               Sr.   6' 1      205
Tackle ••      EUGENE BLODGETT         Fremont               Sr.    5'11     215
Tackle ••      TOl\(l AVERY            ~.anual Art s         Sr.    6' 3     210
Guard •••      RICHARD ROBERTS         ~·.ianual Art s       Sr.    5' 9     200
Guard •••      TONY 1VIIER             IVlanual Art s        Sr.    6'       190
Center ••      ~JILLIE PENNIX          Jefferson             Sr.   6'        198
Back ••••      REYNALDO ALVARADO       Fremont               Sr.    5'10     195
Back ••••      HARRY   THO~.lAS        ~·Ianual Art s        Sr.    5'10     179
Back ••••      'V{ILLIE SANFORD        Jefferson             Sr.    5'10     175
Back ••••      VIC Jt;iIRANDA          Roosevelt             Sr.    5' 7     150
Back ••••      HO\JARD \J1LL1S         Il,lanual Arts        Sr.   6'        lS5

* * *        SEC 0 N D TEA M
End •••••      TED IviANOS             l\'ianual Art s       Sr.   6'        180
End •••••      JOHN CAlVIPBELL         ~lashington           Sr.   6'        180
Tackle ••      HUGO CASILLAS           Roosevelt             Sr.   6' 1      190
Tackle ••      HENRY SCffi\JIIDT       Fremont               Sr.   6' 2      220
Guard •••      GERALD WYNN             Fremont               Sr.   5t 7      210
Guard •••      CLARENCE DEAN           r<ianual Art s        Sr.   6'        189
Center ••      JOE PERRETT             Frernont              Jr.   5'11      200
Back ••••      ARTHUR I~IC QUEEN       Jefferson             Sr.   6'       174
Back ••••      LLOYD FENTON            Fremont               Sr.   5'11     185
Back ••••      \\fILLIAl\l SDiON1AN    Roosevelt             Sr.   5'10     170
Back ••••      STANLEY :viILKERSON     Jefferson             Jr.   5'10     165
Back ••••      VERN \lAGNER            1lashington           Jr.   5'10     180

      Jim Blewett's ~~nual Arts football team placed five players on
the 1953 All-Southern League team, when selections were made at Helms
1~11, December 16, by the All-Southern California Board of Football.
Those to gain-first team recognition were Tom Avery, tackle, both
~anua1 guards, Roberts and ~der, and two top backs, Harry Thomas and
Howard Willis.                                          -
      Fremont High landed-three men on the first team, while Jefferson
was represented with two, one of which was ~Ji1lie Pennix, the Southern
League's Player of the Year.                          .
      Pennix, a repeater from last year's first team, was a tower of
strength in the Jefferson line. At 6 feet and 188 pounds, he is one
of the toughest competitors in the prep ranks. Willie's coach, Ray
~lehba, calls vJillie a fine college prospect.
      There were no juniors on this year's first team, although three
d~d make the second team.    Joe Perrett, ·Fremont's center, Stanley
Wllkerson of Jefferson, and Vern \vagner of Washington, all have another
year of competition.                                 . .
      Repeaters on this year's Southern League team, besides Pennix,
are Carl Boles, Eugene Blodgett and Reynaldo Alvarado. Boles was
a first team member in '52, as was Blodgett. Alvarado was named as
a blocking back on last ·year's second team.
      The Southern League team is by far the largest, in terms of bulk, ~
of the six All-League teams. Only four players weigh under 170 pounds,
while ten members weigh over 190 pounds.
      Those players named for honors in the Southern League will receive
Helms scrolls from All-Southern California Board of Football, which has
honored Los Angeles city prep players since 1937. Pennix, as Player of
the Year, will receive the Helms medal award.
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                           SPECIAL RELEA'




        HELMS HALL. 8760 VENICE BOULEVARD   0   LOS ANGELES 34. CALIF'ORNIA




GEORGE PUPICH SAN FERNAND0 NAMED VALLEY
                           9                              9

LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE YEAR FOR '53 SEASON
 FOR RELEASE:       THURSDAY, A.M., DECE~ffiER 24, 1953, and after
                   * Do NOT release prior to release date

             ALL-SAN FERNANDO VALLEY LEAGUE TEAM FOR 1953

***      FIR $ T TEA M
                                                              YEAR
POSITION        PLAYER             TEAM                   SCHOOL     HEIGHT   \VEIGHT
End •••••      lVIEL FABER            Hollywood             Sr.       6'       189
End •••••      GEORGE PUPICH          San Fernando          Jr.       6'       170
Tackle ••      MATT SANCES            North Hollywood       Sr.       6'       200
Tackle ••      TONY GRIl~'JES         San Fernando          Sr.       6'       180
Guard •••      BILL I"-JERRY          Van Nuys              Sr.       5'10     175
Guard ....     CHAH.LES \JILLIAl'-.lS San Fernando          Sr.       5' 8     195
Center ••      RALPH HUFFlJiAN        San Fernando          Jr.       5' 9     174
Back ••••      JERRY ~MATTINA         San Fernando          Jr.       5' 4     155
Back ••••      ROGER HOPKINSON Hollywood                    Sr.      5'11      175
Back ••••      CARL KETCHIE           San Fernando          Jr.      5'10      170
Back ••••      BOB CIRINO             San Fernando            Jr.    5' 7      135
Back ••••      DICK WINDHAM           North Hollywood         Sr.     5'10     160

***      SEC 0 N D TEA M
End •••••      DON SHAFFER         Van Nuys                   Sr.    6' 2      185
End •••••      DON SACHS           Hollywood                  Jr.    5' 9      161
TFlckle ••     JIlvl HORSLEY       Hollywood                  Sr.    6' 1      203
Tackle ••      LEONARD BUCKLEY     Canoga Park                Jr.    5' g     178
Guard •••      JACK 1JiATHIESON    San Fernando               Jr.    5'·10     160
Guard •••      BILL CLEARY         North Hollywood            Sr.    6' 1      180
Center••       JIlVI RYAN          Canoga Park                Jr.    5'10      200
Back ••••      LYN GERONIlVil      Van Nuys                   Sr.    5'11     190
Back ••••      RON \10LVERTON      North Hollywood            Sr.    5'10     170
Back ••••      DONALD LACHI~N      Van Nuys                   Jr.    5'10     150
Back ••••      nICK BAIRD          North Hollywood            Sr.    5'11     160
Back ••••      JOHN COUGHLIN       Canoga Park                Sr.    5'10     170

      San Fernando High School completely dominated selections on the
All-Valley League first team as coach Orlie Schmidt's team was rep-
resented by seven of its members, when the All-Southern California
Board of Football met at Helms Hall, December 16th.
      The Valley League-champions just about pushed the other schools
all on the second team, as the title holders-placed men at each pos-
ition. Three of their backs -- Carl Ketchie, Bob Cirino and Jerry
lVattina -- landed on the first team. Charles \lilliams was named at
guard, Ralph Huffman at center, Tony Grimes at tackle and George
Pupich at end.
      George Pupich, one of the finest wingmen in competition this
year, was named San Fernando Valley Player of the Year by the prep
board. Pupich is only a junior, as are four of the other boys named
for Player of the Year honors. George scored 50 points in eight
games during the year, five touchdowns and 20 extra points. He also
did the kicking for San Fernando. \fuen not performing at offensive
end Pupich was a defensive halfback.
      There were three players who repeated from last year's Valley .
teams. Carl Ketchie, who made the first team in 152 as a -sophomore,
was selected again. Mel Faber, Hollywood High's fine end, was a
second team choice last year. Roger Hopkinson, named on the second
team last year, moves up a notch.
      Five juniors made the first team, as did an equal amount on
the second squad. All players who were named to the first and second
All-Valley League teams will receive special scroll awards from All-
Southern California Board of Football. Paul H. Helms, as sponsor of
the ~ootball awards program, has honored Los Angeles city prep stars
with awards since 1937.
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