Says Kellett, "I won't slow down my boys with a zone." His boys are in demand, many of them making college varsities as freshmen, including Jim Smith at Kansas State and Billy Selisker at Ham-line. It took time, patience and dedication to turn out boys like these. To Kellett and the other man-to-man diehards, I say, "Keep battling!"
?Proponents and detractors of the zone defense will never tire of the debate. And these days many teams play a defense combining the best or worst features of both. Often, an expert viewer has difficulty determining just what type of defense he's watching. Perhaps that's the best argument for the zone—it allows for variety in the game. Besides, a well-coached team should have no trouble circumventing a zone defense.—ED.