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Fred Lynch

Jackson football team 1961

Posted Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at 12:00 AM

We have identified this previous mystery photo from the Pictures of the Past gallery #28.

October 6, 1961 Southeast Missourian

Jackson High School's football team, coached by Mel Guemmer, have a tough defense and several rugged backs to spark the offense. The Indians will need both against Central tonight. Front row, left to right, the big forward wall: Jim Priest, tackle; Frank Milde, guard; Gene Statler, center; Jim Sander, guard; and David Lichtenegger, tackle; second row, the ends and backs: Jim Wallis, end; Larry Lewis, halfback; Fred Jones, quarterback; Tony Kirn, fullback; Adolph Sokolowski, halfback; and Jerry Lacey, end. The top reserves make up the last two rows, row three: Joe Crites, Dennis Sievers, Leonard Swan, Bob Lohman, David Wendel, and James Brune. Row four: Lee Roy Shafer, Ronnie Hovis, James K. Sander, Eugene Meyer, Ray Schweain and Tom Grantham. (G.D. Fronabarger photo)

Explosive offense and rugged defense meet head-on tonight at Houck Stadium in what could be one of the more exciting clashes in the long 55-game series between Cape Girardeau Central and Jackson prep grid teams.

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Mike Masterson identified this group of Jackson football players from the Pictures of the Past gallery #30: "The five football players are, from left to right: Tony Kirn, Adolph Sokolowski, Fred Jones, Larry Lewis, Ray Schweain."

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