1959 Manual Football Team
Front Row: (from left) L. C. Pannell, Ed Brooks, Art Schilling, Wardell Faulkner, Thurman Albritton, Bill Porch, Lem Van Laningham, Paul Hauck, Chuck Siebel, Bill Harper, Tony Samsa, Bill Harris, Don Poindexter, Sam Robinson.
Second Row: (from left) Assistant coach Lloyd Yentes, Wayne Hagel, Don Baker, Larry Cook, Jim Kerr, Joe Sparks, Bob Burton, Bill Anderson, Bill Purcell, Joe Friling, Otto Meischner, Bill Johnson, manager Don Curran, manager Don Rogers, coach Ken Hinrichs.
Third Row: (from left) Assistant coach Hal Fuson, Jim Cheesman, Dave Dippold, Howard Taylor, Dennis Lochbaum, Ron Newtson, Jim Liston, Payton Harris, Jim George, Bill Kessler, Monty Miller, Don Dudley.
MANUAL AND COACH KEN HINRICHS rolled to a second consecutive unbeaten season in 1959, producing 249 points while allowing just 45.
The potent Rams blanked Limestone, Spalding, Woodruff and Richwoods and only Decatur Eisenhower was able to score more than one touchdown in a narrow 13-12 Manual win.
Quarterback Art Schilling, named to the Chicago Daily News all-state team, led the Mid-State 8 in passing with a .625 completion average. End Chuck Siebel was named the team's most valuable lineman and halfback Ed Brooks, who set a conference individual scoring record, was the most valuable back.
All-conference honors went to Siebel, Brooks, tackle Thurman Albritton, Schilling, halfback L. C. Pannell, fullback Bill Harper, guard Bill Purcell, halfback Wardell Faulkner, center Lem Van Laningham, tackle Bill Harris, tackle Sam Robinson and guard Bill Porch.
|THE 1959 SEASON
|Manual 33, Galesburg 6
||Manual 19, Spalding 0
|Manual 38, East Peoria 6
||Manual 25, Woodruff 0
|Manual 13, Decatur Eisenhower 12
||Manual 40, Richwoods 0
|Manual 34, Limestone 0
||Manual 14, Springfield Lanphier 7
|Manual 13, Pekin 7