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COLORS: Maroon and white
THE DOPE: The Leopards sent their 1956 line, from tackle to tackle, out into the world last June. But 10 lettermen, six other veterans and a band of 10 healthy sophomores still turned out for line play. From these, Coach Steve Hokuf has built a dandy first line of 200-pounders. On the flanks are a pair of useful juniors, Don Dilley and Gordon Gibson. The only other junior in this front wall is 225-pound Dick Norton. George Lloyd, a former tackle, is being shifted to guard. The other guard, and one of the best in the East, is Bill Harrick. The backfield is long on veterans and should be faster than last year's. The sparkplug of the attack—and Lafayette's answer to Dan Nolan of Lehigh—is Quarterback Joe Bozik. Like Nolan, Bozik is a passer and a real master of the option play. Al Caesar, who in the last two years has taken successful cracks at the quarterback and fullback slots, is being moved to halfback. He is a savage blocker but an uncertain ball carrier. Playing opposite him is Jim Hourihan, who runs well. Starting at fullback is Brad Jackson, but his spot is being severely challenged by Roy Geiss and Sophomore Don Nikles. It looks like a year of building at Easton.
SEPT. 28 Muhlenberg (26-0)
COLORS: Brown and white
THE DOPE: The Engineers are likely to go all the way this year, unless the opposition makes Dan Nolan pass left-handed and run in hip boots. Nolan is a gem. He is probably the best passer in Lehigh history, and he runs hard on his skillfully executed keeper plays. His receivers, despite the graduation of End Austin Short, are more than adequate, if a little green. Junior Joe Wenzel, Coach Bill Leckonby happily reports, is developing into a superb pass catcher. Nolan's other chief targets will be End Dave Nevil and Halfback Dick Pennell. The line, save for center, is experienced and averages more than 200 pounds across. The tackles, Pete Williams and Walt Bianco, and the guards, Don MacClymont and John Stanley, are set. The center problem, however, is a sore one. Leckonby must go with veteran third-stringer Tom DeFlavis or gamble on starting sophomore Walter Meincke. Fullback is in the capable hands of Walt Pijawka, and the halfbacks are quick and experienced. The real backfield problem lies in defense. And if it isn't solved soon, look for high-scoring games. The Engineers will certainly score their share, however, since they've got Dan Nolan.
1957 SCHEDULE (1956 score):
SEPT. 28 at Delaware
COLORS: Blue and gold