1932

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1932

Coaches:
Miggs Dressel, varsity football, lightweight basketball and head of track
Merle Briggs, varsity basketball and lightweight football
Stevens, tennis
“Doc” Fehliman, baseball.

1932
The Trident (the school paper) has the new football rules for the 1932 season. Both USF and Cal tried them out in April. A runner is now considered down the moment any part of his body other than hands or feet hit the ground. Previously a runner was not considered stopped until he could not move forward. Under the old rule a runner could have his feet taken out from under him, get up and keep running until someone held him down. Before the old rule was put into place a runner was not down until he declared himself down. That rule had caused a lot of problems like players over-piling onto a downed runner and causing seriously injuries. The games had been so brutal that President Teddy Roosevelt banned football for a period of time in the early 1900’s. There were a few seasons played in the early1900’s but then football was replaced by rugby. It wasn’t until 1920 that regular football started back up.

Later, in 1932, another change occurred in the rules of football. This rule changed an illegal use of the hands penalty from disqualification from the game to a 15 yard penalty.
A alignment of the league adds Gilroy to the league and drops the B league division. All participating schools will now be in the same division. At the present time the CCAL schools are King City, Gonzales, Salinas, Hollister, Gilroy, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Watsonville and Santa Cruz. (This fluctuates from time to time. It’s hard sometimes to tell how the league is set up. Not all schools participate in all sports, but picked the ones they were interested in. This year King City, which was previously a B league school, won the combined league track championship.)

FOOTBALL
practice games:
(listed as the team Santa Cruz High played then the score, SC-rival)
Hayward 6-13
Sequoia 0-18
Palo Alto 19-6
King City 20-0
Practice record 2-2

League:
(listed as the team Santa Cruz High played then the score, SC-rival)
Monterey 18-0
Hollister 6-7
Salinas 13-19
Watsonville 9-6
League 2-2, third place.
Season 4-4. Salinas league champions.

The football coach spoke very frankly and forcefully at the pre season meeting. He emphasized this statement. “If you come out to learn football and to play it hard and clean, okay. If you come out to loaf and dally, you had better quit before you are booted!” He wants hard working intelligent players. No loafing or foolishness will be tolerated.

On Armistice Day, SCHS won their game against their arch rival Watsonville, 9-6, to earn second place in the league.
The game: The whistle blew. Watsonville kicked off and Rodriguez ran the ball back to the 45 yard line for SC. From there the Cards used running power alone to push over the line for a touchdown in the first four minutes of play. Johnson made his kick for the extra point. Two minutes later Watsonville’s center went wild snapping the ball to high and wide for the ball carrier to grab it. It hit the ground. The SC back, scooped it up and was tackled in Watsonville’s end zone scoring a safety and adding 2 more points to the score board. In the first six minutes of play the Cards had all the points they needed to win the game. From that point on the Cards concentrated on defense. They used all running plays and no passes. Other than the normal power plays, they mixed in an occasional reverse, lateral or end around.

Top season scores:
Rodriguez lead the season scoring with 38 points
Johnson 33
Lynn 20
Hedgepeth 12
Staples, Leonard 6
Nickels 6

Top players on the team were:
Quarterback Charley Johnson, who ran the offense in good style, passing, faking hand offs and running.
Captain “Red” Souza, who ran the team to play well all season. He had more fight and pep than any other man on any team. Often he would explain rules to harassed officials to gain SC many yards from penalties.
Henry Rodriquez nabbed, copped, and punished tacklers. He kicked field goals and extra points and should be awarded the honors and laurels of the diamond studded stomach pump.
Jack McHugh, our lightning guard, was a great defensive player, level headed and a good tackler.

The roster with position, years of experience and weights listed.
Notice a difference in weights from then to now.
Seniors Bob Fast, E, 3, 166
Nickels, E, 2, 160
Gillen, T, 0, 185
captain, Sousa, C, 3, 165
Sinnott, T, 2, 162
Lavingne, G, 1, 158
Mc Hugh, G, 1, 180
Charles Johnson, QB, 2, 145
Rodriquez, FB, HB, 1, 165
Staples, HB, 3. 165
Mike Leonard. HB, 0, 156
Hedgepeth. HB, 2, 138
Raffanti, HB, 0, 148
Top substitutes:
Mc Kenzie, HB, 0, 145;
Sophomores: Lynn, HB, 0, 168
Bassett, HB, 0, 160
Others without positions that are not normally starters:
Rosellini, 1, 146
Little, 1, 160
Da Vico, 0, 151
Sandman, 1, 195
Newt Maddock, 2, 156
Loeh,r 1, 163
Lockwood , 1, 159
Lorentzen and F. Meyers.

Mike Leonard and Gillen have 0 experience at SC next to their name because they only began playing football at SCHS this year. The two transferred from Chaminade high school, where the former SCHS star athlete Tony Valine had been coaching football sense Spring. Others that transferred from Chaminade are Lynn, Mazzoni, and Leonard’s brothers Bud Leonard and Jim Leonard who are or will be playing at SC.

LIGHTWEIGHT FOOTBALL
Practice games:
(listed as the team Santa Cruz High played then the score, SC-rival)
Monterey 0-6
Salinas 6-6
Gilroy 15-13
Practice record 1-1-1
League:
(listed as the team Santa Cruz High played then the score, SC-rival)
King City 13-0
Monterey 7-0
Hollister 12-0
Salinas 6-13
Watsonville 25-0
League record 4-1, second place
Season 5-2-1

The squad:
Ends are Haslam, Bergazzi, Doane and Clark
tackles, Lennon, Bucher, Root and Lippi
guards, Beaver, Maddock, Kelly, and Kerrick
center, Scott; QB, Borriague
halfbacks, Vandivier, Takei, Dario Fassio, captain, Joe Huddleson and Little
fullback Meyers
Other players: Sandman, Misler, Wilson, Thompson,, Sinnott, Lease, Wanango, Dumstra, Hart, Staley, Finn and Iwanago.

Lightweights ended the season in second place with a 25-0 victory over the Wildkittens. The Cardlets out scored and out played the Kittens. There was no scoring during the first half. With the aid of changes in formations and line plays, and a few completed passes from Kelly to Haslam, SC brought the ball within reaching distance of the their goal. A long pass from Kelly to Sinonott placed the ball over the last marker and SC scored. SC repeated this play at the beginning of the fourth quarter, a run and a well placed pass sent the ball over the goal line. A few minutes before the end of the game, one of the SC boys snapped up a pass meant for a Watsonville end and ran it to the 25 yard line. Kelly then threw a pass to Thompson, who ran the ball to within a few yards from the goal. In the next play, Thompson plunged over the line for the touchdown. Fassio converted with an end run. During the game there were 11 punts, seven for SC and four for Watsonville, and 16 passes, Watsonville passed 8 times with two complete and two intercepted and SCHS completed 7 out of 8 passes.

During the five game league season the Cardlets only allowed two touchdowns, both by Salinas, the league champions. The other four games were shut outs.

BASKETBALL
Practice games:
(listed as the team Santa Cruz High played then the score, SC-rival)
Los Gatos 21-15, 22-24
Palo Alto 15-26, 14-21
Santa Clara 20-17, 15-21
Hayward 25-11
San Jose 16-20
Sequoia 21-32
Practice record 3-6

League:
(listed as the team Santa Cruz High played then the score, SC-rival)
Gilroy 21-13, 14-12
Gonzales 2-0 (forfeit), 9-21
Salinas 14-17, 16-12
Pacific Grove 28-8, 16-10
King City 33-15, 23-15
Watsonville 22-28, 27-16
League 9-3, second place
Season 12-9.
Watsonville won league for second year in a row.

A new rule for basketball went into effect this season. The ball must cross the half court line within 10 seconds of possession or the defensive team is given the ball. This rule was put into place because teams were stalling excessively and had the whole court to do it in. A team could hold the ball out and the defense could stay away, leading to no shots being taken until the last seconds of the quarter, resulting in no baskets being made during the whole quarter.

Starting line up for the varsity:
Charles Johnson, Don Lynn, Loren Nickels, Manuel Netto, Sinnott, Raffanti, Kelly and R. Leonard.
Men off the bench: Mazzoni, Bud Leonard, Righetti, Mc Laughlin, Gillan, Anderson, Harris and Rosellini.

In the 21-13 win over Gilroy, center, Loren Nickels scored 14 points, out scoring the whole Gilroy team. Nickels was able to score so many points because of the expert passing by teammates Johnson and Raffanti. Johnson was “out of luck” in his shots, several of them running the hoop. Lynn was substituted for Raffanti in the second quarter, when he was expelled for excessive fouls. Lynn turned in a better game than usual and both Kelly and Sinnott turned played well as guards.
Scoring: Nickels 14, Johnson, Mazzoni and Lynn 2 each, Raffanti 1.

By beating the Cards 28-22, watsonville won the title for the second consecutive year. The game was hard fought and it was not until the beginning of the third quarter that Watsonville took the game into their hands. The Cardinals played on even terms with Watsonville, leading by two points at half time. Scoring for SC: Nickels 7, Lynn 6, Netto 4, Sinnott 3 and Kelly 2.

LIGHTWEIGHT BASKETBALL
Santa Cruz, Gonzales, and King City were Tri-Champions.
Practice games:
(listed as the team Santa Cruz High played then the score, SC-rival)
Palo Alto 14-21
Santa Clara 20-17, 15-17
Hayward 17-4
San Jose 20-20 tie in overtime
Los Gatos 16-15
Practice record 3-2-1

League:
(listed as the team Santa Cruz High played then the score, SC-rival)
Gilroy 14-13
Gonzales 7-20 – SC’s only loss during league games.
Salinas 16-12 in overtime
Pacific Grove 16-10
King City 23-15
Watsonville 27-16
League record 5-1, tri-champions with Gonzales and King City.
Season record 8-3-1.
In 1929 and 1930 the lightweights were CCAL champs and played in the finals of the NCS both years.

SC vs. Gilroy
The scorers for the Cardlets:
Bergazzi 6
Dodi 3
McHugh 3
Fassio 2

In the final league game of the season the Cardlets beat Watsonville 27-16 to tie for the championship. The Cardlet quintet started the game with a bang that swept the Wildkittens off their feet. This was one of the fastest quarters played at the local gym. Unfortunitly, because of the strictness of the referees, Bourriague did not have a chance to show his ability. He had three fouls called against him in the first quarter (and at the time only four were allowed). Watsonville was only able to sink one free throw and the quarter ended 12-1. Bill Nelson replaced Bourriague at the start of the second quarter and the game slowed down. Watsonville scored but were countered on by Bergazzi who made a free throw and sank a shot from the floor to make the score 15-3. Dick McHugh scored the next 5 points. At the tip-off Holsey got the ball to Bergazzi, who passed it to Bourriague for a lay up. Bergazzi sank a free throw. Bourriague received his fourth foul and was out of the game. Mit Bourriague took his place. Dario Fassio and Bergazzi scored for the ending SC score of 27.

There was a three way tie for the lightweight basketball championship between SCHS, Gonzales and King City. A playoff was necessary to decide the team to advance to NCS. King City opted out as they couldn’t afford to participate, they also felt the other two teams deserved a better chance. Gonzales beat the Cardlets in a tight game 12-14. Trident said, they played a complete game with a lot of effort.

Gonzales beat the locals in the first league game and the last league game. The game was a close affair all the way through. Both defenses were tight and allowed few easy shots. Each time Bourriague would get the ball, two or three Gonzales men were on top of him, so he couldn’t shoot. Although he was also tightly guarded, Mc Hugh was the only Card able to penetrate the defense. The Cardlets took a first quarter lead of 6-2. Mc Hugh started the quarter with a free throw. Followed by two successful free throws by Fassio, a field goal by Mc Hugh, and another free throw by Bergazzi. In the second quarter Fassio and Bergazzi missed numerous long shots. Gonzales made one free throw and one field goal from the sidelines. They missed three foul shots and a number of long tries for field goals. A fast relay pass down the court to Holsey who made an easy layup from under the basket gave SCHS two more points and afforded a thrill for the crowd. The half ended with SC ahead 8-5. At the start of the second half, Mc Hugh sank a shot making the score 10-5. Gonzales then went on a 5 point run to tie the score 10-10. SC called a time out. When the gae resumed, Mc Hugh managed to get under the basket once more to sink the final basket for the Cardlets. Gonzales made two free throws to tie the score. The final quarter was fast with Gonzales scoring the only two points to occur. Gonzales won the game 12-14.
Scoring for the Cardlets: Mc Hugh 7, Fassio 2, Holsey 2, and Bergazzi 1.

Starting line up for the Cardlets:
Forwards: Captain Roy Bourriague and Dick Mc Hugh
Center: Benny Holsey
Guards: Roy “Tete” Bergazzi and Dario Fassio
Subs: Nelson, Lennon, Sinnott and Mit Bourriague.

CITY LEAGUE
In basketball a second group of players called the JV team, did not play a high school schedule, but gained experience by playing in the City League. The players were available to move up to the regular team during the year if they were needed.

TRACK
Santa Cruz was the in the top showing at NCS and State.

CCAL scoring:
King City 33
Hollister 28
Salinas 25
Santa Cruz 20.
In league meets the varsity took fourth place and Lightweights were in fifth place.

Les Voorhees set the CCAL mile record that stood for 19 years, 4:35.3 seconds. He also just missed setting the 880 record by tenths of a second. Voorhees earned 10 points for the Cardinals.

Other placers for SC:
Jack Basset a first in the shot put for 5 points.
Charles Johnson tied with Rosellini for third place in the 100.
Johnson also took third in the 220 for 2 points.
Rosellini tied for second place in the pole vault for a total of 2 points.
Rittenhoure placed third in the broad jump for 1 point.

For the lightweights, Davis won a race new to competition, the 660. He set the record with a finish of 30.7 seconds. The other point the Cards earned came from Cacace’s third place in the 120 low hurdles, giving SC a total of 6 points.

At the NCS track meet at the new Cal Stadium, Les Voorhees placed second in 880. He could have won, but was pacing himself so he would have something left for the mile race. He was in the lead for most of the 880 race but another runner snuck up on him at the last second. He and the other runner finished side by side and were given the same times. In the mile Voorhees did not realize a runner from back in the pack was closing the distance between them and the runner slipped in front of him at the second, dropping Voorhees to second. Again, both runners were given the same time, 4.32.5. For his two second place finishes, Voorhees earned 6 points. In 1929, Voorhees helped the SCHS Cardinals take fifth place at the NCS meet.

Also at the NCS track meet, Sophomore Jack Bassett took third place in the shot put, throwing 46’4”. At the State meet Bassett took sixth place and did the same the following year.

In the CIF State meet held in Modesto, Voorhees led in the mile right up to the end, but again took second place. The winning time was 5 seconds slower than Voorhees’s time at NCS. Having just one athlete reach the level of State did not happen very often. This year SCHS’s track team was particularly notable as they not only had two athletes qualify for State, Les Voorhees and Jack Bassett, but both placed at the meet as well.

After taking a year off from school, Voorhees ran for Cal frosh in 1934. In a meet against Stanford he ran his fastest mile time to date, 4.29.3. In 1935 Voorhees took second place in the two mile race against track power USC. The very next week he took a first at the Washington State meet.

Heavyweight Members and events:
Charles Johnson 100 and 220
Bassset and Teterroa 440
Voorhees and Oberg 880
High and low hurdles, Teteria and Tefertiller
Mile, Voorhees and Turner
Discus, Netto
High jump and javelin, Sousa
Broad jump, Johnson and Rittenhouse
Shot put, Bassett and Rittenhouse.

Lightweight Member and events:
Cacace, Lennon and Perdew, 60 and 100
Akens and Silvey 220
Carter and Reed 440
Silver, Carter and Davis 660
Discus, Perdew and Carter
Shot put and javelin, Lippi
Broad jump, Silvey
High jump, Tuana and Cacace
Pole vault, Cacace and Silvey.

Midget members:
Bourriague, Crabtree and Celabrato, 50
Allegri, Crabtree and Celabrato, 100
Low hurdles, Mit Bourriague
Pole vault, Reidman and Nelson
Broad jump Mit and Celabrato
Shot put, Nelson and Allegri.

BASEBALL
practice games:
(listed as the team Santa Cruz High played then the score, SC-rival)
Los Gatos 6-9, 3-4
Watsonville 4-6
Watsonville 9-1
Santa Clara 5-4
Sequoia 2-17 (night game)
Watsonville 3-1
Practice record 4-3

League:
(listed as the team Santa Cruz High played then the score, SC-rival)
Gonzales 2-17 (night game)
Hollister 5-8
Monterey 3-5
Salinas 1-4
Watsonville 0-7
League 0-5
Season 3-9. Hollister was undefeated in league.

Baseball did not start until track was over this year. In some years the schools would play a baseball game in the morning and have a track meet in the afternoon against the same opponent. A lot of the time both the baseball and track squads would be made of the same players.

The Cardinals played two night games under the lights this year. According to the Trident it was the first night game ever, but it was probable only the first in Santa Cruz. The two games were played at Community Park on California street against the Sequoia of Redwood City and a league game against Gonzales. The lights ended up being bad news for the Cards as they lost both games by identical scores of 2-17.

When the team played Watsonville in a practice game some of the players went to the track meet instead. Manuel Netto, the ace pitcher was one. Netto was the top thrower of the discus and of the football as part of track competition. Other players that skipped the baseball game were Sousa, Kelly and Johnson. Sometimes baseball would be played in the morning and track in afternoon, so players wouldn’t have to miss one or the other.

SC vs. Hollister
In the first inning, errors made by the SCHS team led to 5 runs for eventual league champion Hollister. This was enough to win the game. Pitcher Manuel Netto only gave up two earned runs in the nine inning, 5-8 loss. Unfortunately, this was how SCHS’s season went. Although Manuel Netto pitched well the whole season, he did so in a setting of bad luck. For example, against the team Sequoia, Netto struck out 6 within 3 innings but had no support as SC made 10 errors resulting in a loss. Comment in Trident was, “Manuel has great stuff when he hits his stride.”

Top hitters:
Phillip “Sack” Sousa was the top hitter with 15 hits, 4 doubles and one home run.
Captain and catcher, Castagnola had 8 hits, with a double and single in 5 at bats.
Pitcher Sandman also had 8 hits.
Sousa, Fassio, and Sandman all hit and drove in runs for the Cards.
Pitcher, Manuel Netto was a long ball threat.

Positions:
Dario Fassio 2B and P
Barney Sinnott 1B and 3B
Charles Johnson 2B, SS and P
Tamagni INF and OF
Lester Fassio, Francis Sinnott INF
Joe Netto P
Wilson

As soon as the high school baseball season ends, all the players under 18 play in the junior legion team. This league plays most of the towns that the high school league plays. Those over 18 play on one of the many local ball clubs. Santa Cruz is a hot bed for baseball. There are 3 or 4 different leagues at different ability levels. SCHS during the season plays games against the Cement plant, Soquel, Harris Togs, Padres, Military, and others.

Manuel Netto was selected ALL CCAL.

TENNIS
Pacific Grove broke the chain of Santa Cruz tennis championships. They had previously only been stopped by Monterey in 1929 and Pacific Grove way back in 1920.

Team members: Loren Nickels, Jack Sharp, Kester, Stanley Smith, Stroppini, Ernest Pennington, Robert Hughes, Norman Lewis, Phil Shaefer, Robert Wright, Harry Hopper.

The team used the Casa Del Rey tennis courts down by the Casino three days a week, MWF, for Fall practice. The tennis team is the only team at SCHS to practice year around.

This year the tennis and baseball teams traveled together to matches and games. This saved on buses.

Only SCHS, Monterey, and Pacific Grove have adequate tennis courts and consequentially have the dominate teams.

Notes
Nine good athletes were dropped from teams this year for breaking training rules. This resulted in some teams not living up to what is expected for SCHS teams.

Individuals graduating this year
Loren Nickels was an all around athlete. He played end on the football team, was All CCAL center in basketball, and was a member of the baseball, track and tennis teams. He starred yearly in each one.

Philip Sousa was captain of varsity football, played basketball and started as a freshman in baseball. His main position was first base and he was one of the top hitters on the team.

Bill Staple ran the dashes in track, fullback in football, and played basketball and baseball. Staple scored 15 points at the Hollister Invitational Meet, one of the largest in Northern California. He also set the meet record for the discus.

Roy Bergazzi has been a starting guard on the lightweight basketball team the last two years. He was an important member of this years championship squad. He also played lightweight football and track.

Roy Bourriague was captain of this years championship lightweight basketball team and was an all out hustler the whole game, he always caused things to happen.

Howard Kelly captained this years fine heavyweight basketball team and last year he quarterbacked the lightweight football team.

Don Lynn played great games for the heavyweight football and basketball teams this year.

At the NCS track meet at the new Cal Stadium, Les Voorhees placed second in 880. He could have won, but was pacing himself so he would have something left for the mile race. He was in the lead for most of the 880 race but another runner snuck up on him at the last second. He and the other runner finished side by side and were given the same times. In the mile Voorhees did not realize a runner from back in the pack was closing the distance between them and the runner slipped in front of him at the second, dropping Voorhees to second. Again, both runners were given the same time, 4.32.5. For his two second place finishes, Voorhees earned 6 points. In 1929, Voorhees helped the SCHS Cardinals take fifth place at the NCS meet.

Also at the NCS track meet, Sophomore Jack Bassett took third place in the shot put, throwing 46’4”. At the State meet Bassett took sixth place and did the same the following year.

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