Ilion High School - Class of 1931

Utica Daily Press - November 30, 1931

Banks Will Address Ilion High Gridders

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The Ilion Sentinel - 1931 - Banks Will Address Ilion High Gridders


Banks Will Address Ilion High Gridders

Former College Coach, Now Head of New Dormitory at St. Lawrence University, Will Be Guest Speaker Wednesday Night

Ilion, Nov. 9 - Beals Banks, superintendent of the new $600,000 dormitory at St. Lawrence University, and former football coach at the University of Tennessee, Center College, Kentucky, and Ohio State University, has been selected as the guest speaker for the Ilion High School grid banquet to be held at Annunciation Hall on Wednesday.


Mr. Banks is a native of Ilion and spends his summers in this village. In his undergraduate days at Syracuse, he was quarterback on the Orange eleven.

Tickets were placed on sale today and are selling rapidly. They can be secured at Mallery's and at Powers News Store .



Two Grid Teams Ready for Tilt at Russell Park

Ilion and Mohawk High Elevans to Clash in Benefit Game


Record Crowd Expected to Witness Armistice Day Contest

Ilion, Nov. 9 - One of the best football games of the year is looked for on Wednesday afternoon at Russel Park, when Mohawk High meets the Gold and Brown grid eleven of in a big Armistice Day benefit contest. The advance sale of tickets has been large. All proceeds from the contest will be divided equally between the welfare funds of Mohawk and Ilion.

Mohawk and Ilion go into this game as two well matched teams. Coach Manning has turned out a formidable eleven down at Mohawk, and the Mohawk boys are prepared to give the locals one whale of an argument. Based on comparative scores against the same opponents, New Hartford and Frankfort, Wednesday's contest looks like anybody's ball game.

Ilion held Frankfort to a 6-6 tie, while Manning's eleven engaged in scoreless tilt with Frankfort. Both teams turned in victories over New Hartford. Ilion by 27-0 score, and Mohawk 13-0.

There has always been considerable rivalry between the two teams, and as this is the first time Ilion has met Mohawk in recent seasons the game should be packed with enough action to suite the most expecting grid fan.

Bleau and Donovan, who received injuries in the Herkimer game, are not likely to see service against Mohawk, but the remainder of the squad is in good shape, and Coach Bemis will present his strongest possible lineup. Mohawk came through the New Hartford game Saturday in good physical shape, and Coach Manning is confident that his boys will make a fine showing Wednesday.

Wednesday's contest starts promptly at 3 p. m., and preparations have been made to handle a record crowd.

Husky Flynn, Murnane and Jillson, Utlca officials, will handle the contest.


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