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5'4" Spiro Leads Matthews South To Football Tournament Conquest


Little Bill Spiro scored three touchdowns and passed for two in leading Matthews South to a 33-12 victory over Weld South in the first round of the freshman touch football tournament yesterday.

Spiro. a 5'4" speedster, led Matthews South to its seventh consecutive victory. Meanwhile. Hollis earned the right to face Spiro and his teammates on Monday by defeating Greenough. 24-21.

In earlier action. Matthews North topped Thayer North, 19-9. Holworthy protected its undefeated record, winning over. Thayer Middle by forfeit. Matthews North will face Holworthy, the only team which defeated it in regular season play, on Monday afternoon.


The entire Matthews South-Weld South game was played in a persistent drizzle. "The rain really slowed down our offense." said Matthews' Stan Mark, despite his team's production of 33 points. Jim Young described the playing field as "slipperier than snot on a doorknob."

The rain failed to slow down shifty Bill Spiro, who had a hand in five touchdowns. After the fourth score, the lefthander attempted to throw for the extra point behind his back, but the pass fell incomplete.

Spiro is a graduate of New Trier East in Chicago, where he won All City recognition as a safety. He decided to pass up intercollegiate freshman football because of a knee injury. "Next year I'll probably go cut-if the knee holds up." he said.

'All Out'

The Matthews South-Weld South game was marred by a brief skirmish between two of the players in the third period. The referee quickly broke up the fight. "We go all out in these games." said Matthews' Stan Mark.

Frank Lightmus and Dave Tuck scored Weld South's lone touchdowns. The loss stopped Weld's winning streak at six games.

The winners of Monday's games will meet on Wednesday to decide the freshman intramural championship. Wednesday's winner will travel to New Haven to play Yale's freshman champions.

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