Denfeld News

October 30, 1932
Duluth News Tribune

Action galore was provided gridiron adherents who braved the cold wind to witness the traditional battle between the rival elevens of Denfeld and Duluth Cathedral Saturday on a snow-covered field at the Public Schools Stadium. Denfeld won by a 33-0 score. In the above picture, Cashin, Cathedral halfback (extreme right), is trying a play around end with Herman Burnell, fullback, giving interference. He was nailed at the line of scrimmage. In the lower photo, John Cameron, Denfeld quarterback, leaped into the air to heave a pass to one of his teammates. Blomberg, guard (right), came in to block out Gregg (No. 27), Cathedral end.




[Note: Due to the condition of the microfilm this story is transcribed from, some words could not be reliably deciphered. Triple question marks in brackets mark those omissions.]

Denfeld trims Cathedral 33-0 to win titles
Westerners make clean sweep in conference competition

Denfeld High School’s football team pinned the Head of the Lakes conference and inter-city titles to its maroon and gold banner at Public Schools Stadium Saturday after a crushing 33-0 victory over Duluth Cathedral.

Stiff wind caused the maroon and gold flags to flutter proudly in honor of the West Duluth team, for yesterday’s win made it a clean sweep for Coach Hunting’s gridders in conference competition this season.

Fans brave cold

Several hundred fans braved the cold winds to pay homage to the [???] team in its victory and to [???] encouragement to the stubborn Hilltoppers who battled bravely against odds from the first kickoff.

Denfeld scored once in the first period, once in the second, twice in the third, and again in the closing period. Extra points followed the first touchdown and the two made in the third period.

Cathedral opened in defense of the [???] goal and Denfeld, having the advantage of the wind, chose to kick, [???] deep into opposition territory. The gridders were sluggish from [???]. Play was entirely in Cathedral territory in the first period and there were numerous fumbles and [???].

Monsrud goes over

After taking the ball on a punt from Cathedral, Denfeld pushed [???] for three first downs from the opposition 35-yard line. Van Horn and Monsrud alternated to bring the ball to a scoring position from where Monsrud, shifty mainstay of the Denfeld back line, plunged over for the first touchdown.

Cameron added the extra point.

Monsrud, in a pretty exhibition of [???] running in the second period, returned a Cathedral punt from his [???]-yard line to Cathedral’s 5-yard line. Denfeld fumbled, Cathedral [???] and punted. Monsrud and [???] teamed to on line [???], Monsrud carrying the ball.

Punt blocked

The third touchdown came early in the third period with Monsrud over [???] point. Late in the same period Cathedral, caught near its goal, [???] to punt. Moderich blocked the punt and Miller, a substitute for Denfeld, [???] the ball and scored on a [???] run. Monsrud made the extra point.

An intercepted pass in the last period with Johnson, Denfeld substitute the receiving end, resulted in [???] touchdown. Try for point [???].

Monsrud and Cameron played well for Denfeld, with King adept on receiving passes. Pillsbury, Cathedral [???] and Burnell, fullback, carried the brunt of the losers’ right.

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