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Then They Drubbed Bird Island

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Published in the Morton Enterprise December 10, 1915.

Finding time hanging heavy on their hands, the local high school boys went over to Bird Island Saturday evening and trimmed the high school team of that place 53-16.

Morton jumped into the lead and in less than five minutes the score was 15 to 0. Bird Island waking up at this point, held them down and started a score of their own. The first period ended 38-7.

In the next half Bird island played strictly on the defensive while Morton tried to get as much team-work as possible, and as the result there was little scoring. The game was clean and exciting throughout, and the referees’ decisions were unquestioned.

Morton                                     Bird Island
Baker                          RF                   Hurley
Gaasch                       LF                    Gallery
Orth                             C                     Bomstra
Donlon              RG                  Smith
Fuller                         LG                   Olsen
Field Goals: Baker 14, Gaasch 9, Orth 3, Fuller 1, Hurley 2, Olsen 1, Bomstra 3. Free Throws: Bomstra 2, Baker 1 Referees: Varnadore and Folsom.