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THE INDEPENDENTS
September 24, 1956
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September 24, 1956

The Independents

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COLORS: Red and black.

BASIC OFFENSE: T.

1955 RECORD: Won 5, lost 3.

LETTERMEN RETURNING: 10 of 24.

WATCH FOR: Gerry Baker, B; Bob Burns, B; John Corrodi, T; Norman Wissing, B.

THE DOPE: The Cardinals had one of their better seasons in 1955, and there is every reason to expect they will do as well this year. Coach Norm Daniels is particularly pleased with the over-all depth of his squad. "We're weak at only one position, tackles," he says. "But for us we've wonderful depth all over. We instituted a JV program last year and it's paying dividends by sending us a lot of boys who would never have come out for the varsity before." Strong running, both outside and in, will feature the Cardinal attack this fall, with little Scatback Gerry Baker carrying the principal threat. Norm Wissing and Bob Burns will combine on the inside running, with the help of sophomore Halfback Wayne Fillback. Passing is still a problem, but Coach Daniels may move Burns into the quarterback slot if no new talent measures up to the job. Wesleyan should have enough to give fits to all eight of its opponents and, most important of all, retain its Little Three title despite threatening news from Williams.

1956 SCHEDULE (1955 score):

Sept. 29—at Middlebury (14-0)
Oct. 6—at Coast Guard (14-7)
Oct. 13—Haverford (no game)
Oct. 20—Worcester Tech (0-18)
Oct. 27—Amherst (25-6)
Nov. 3—at Rochester (no game)
Nov. 10—at Williams (40-21)
Nov. 17—Trinity (6-46)

WILLIAMS
WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS.

COLOR: Royal purple.

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