PHS Football Has Winning Season named to the All -State Second Team to The 79 Varsity football team finished the year with a 5 -4 winning season. Coach John Oertel said that he was proud of the team because they were a close team, willing to work off -season, and could make an excellent comeback after losing . “ The guys always played a hard game,” was the comment from other coaches. The Regina and Linn Mar coaches particularly mentioned Prairie’s hard hitting. This, of course, was a result of their daily two -hour practices and pre - season preparations . All efforts paid off with awards, recognition, and scholar ships. Bob Berstler and Doug Ockenfels were their outstanding play throughout the season .Prairie also had several players make the E.C.I .C. All ConferenceChosen for the first team offense: fr teai line — — and Doug Ockenfels; backs Don Clark; backs — ms •o " Craig Joens, Dean Richmond, — Scor Appleget. Picked for first team defense Line backers — Second team honors went to Scott Lynch and Brad Wicher . Mike Hamilton and - DeWayne Heintz received Honorabit Mention. Scott Lynch was also chosen as«1 the Gazette Prep of the Week, an honcrj he accepted for the entire team . * Right: SOPHOMORE FOOTBALL SQUAD, Front Row : Marlon Blaha, Tom Waldrep, MGR. Jack Barger. Second Row: COACH Floyd Smith, Phil Newhard, Daron Zach, Steve Hauschild, Jim Porter, Jeff Burkle, Randy Buresh, COACH Ed Johnson . Third Row: Mark Croy, Brook Weldon, Brian McNeal, Craig Heaverlo, Dean Weis, John Volk, Jeff Jilek, Tim Appleget . Back Row: Sam Wil son, Scott Douglas, Scott Joens, Gary Swartz, Arlyn Chesley, Bret Wagner, Curt Woods, Chris Lowther, Rob Schorg, and Gary Lamparek . Below: Tim Appleget shoots around the end for big yardage . Below Center: Preparing to make his move against the offense, Craig Heaverlo dashes with the pig - ' HAWKS - skin .Below Right: Mitch Porter goes up for another i fine reception . HAWKS HAWKS ^ _ _ Hunts HAWKS Ward Strang, hi t _ Bob Berstler; front line Mitch Porte ' | ) ) ' ) { i 34 Football * S l

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