Tri-County Youth Sports Grant
Tri-County Youth Sports Grant Winners
1962 Manual Football Team

Front row, Manager Rick Smith, Manager Bob Opper, Bill Gordon, Gene Jackson, John Rathbun, Don Chamberlain, Bill Albritton, Henry Faulkner, Tom Green, Virgil Whittaker, Bud Grimm, Jim Thomson, Harold Montville, Dave Auer, Manager Dave Anderson, Head Coach Ken Hinrichs.

Second row, Asst. Coach Hal Fuson, Asst. Coach Lloyd Yentes, Joe Jackson, Alan Smith, James Guthrie, Bob Harris, Cleo Carter, Ted Arndt, Gary White, David Beard, Marty Scovil, Edgar Hinton, Marion Baker, Jim Bryson, Fred Horne, Art Prescott, Gary Zuercher, Tom Craghead.

Back row, from left, Tom Anderson, Roy Modglin, Dennis McWethy, Lonnie Hasty, Osse Jordan, James Stafford, Larry Davis, Jim Anderson, Phil Neptune, Bob Routt, Dennis Crowell, Bill Holford, Mike Reed, Greg Allen, Steve Dibbler, Bob Adams, John Boesch, Larry Dillard, Bill Dutton, Dan Dibbler.

Ken Hinrichs produced his fourth perfect record team in 1962 when a team he has called “my best ever” swept through a nine game schedule unbeaten.

The team socred 368 points, the most for a Hinrichs’ team in his long Manual career and allowed 77.

“This was the highest scoring team I ever had,” recalls Hinrichs. “I would like to have had the chance to coach it in the state playoffs.”

Manual placed seven players on a 23-man all-conference team.

Selected to the first team all-conference were end Harold Montville, tackle Gary White, guards Henry Faulkner and Edgar Hinton, center Ted Arndt, quarterback Billy Albritton and halfback Jim Thomson.

End Bud Grimm, tackle Virgil Whitaker and fullback Tom Green were accorded special mention while halfback Gene Jackson rated honorable mention.

Manual 46, East Peoria 27 Manual 40, Woodruff 14
Manual 45, Limestone 0 Manual 27, Richwoods 12
Manual 30, E. St. Louis Lincoln 6 Manual 58, Spr. Lanphier 0
Manual 41, Pekin 0 Manual 40, Central 0
Manual 41, Spalding