212 ATHLETIC CONFERENCE HISTORY
1947 - 1974
YEAR BY YEAR:
1948 - 1949
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1948-1949 Football Conference Champions: Hector Bulldogs
The Hector Bulldogs and Bird Island Panthers tied for the 1948 212 Conference Championship. Although Hector went undefeated throughout the season with an 7-0 record, Bird Island claimed a share of the championship by going 5-0 in conference play. One of the losses that the Panthers had during the season was to Hector, but that was listed as a non-conference game. (In the early years of the 212 Conference scheduling, only five games were counted in the league standings. The schedule was set up on a rotating basis)
The Bulldogs went undefeated for the second straight year. They were led by halfback, Curt Melberg, end, Neal Silker, and center, Lowell Anderson.
Although Bird Island was defeated twice during the 1948 season, once by Hector, they won the maximum 5 conference games and by conference rules, claimed a share of the championship.
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1949 Conference Champions: Brownton Bears
The Brownton Bears won the 212 Conference Basketball Championship with a 9-0 record. They also won 23 straight games before losing in the Region 3 finals to Dawson. Wayne Sanken led the team in scoring by scoring 292 (12.1)points on the season. Freshman Don Padrnos scored 224 points (9.4) on the season. Other outstanding players on the team were Jack Padrnos, Henry Peterson, LeRoy Polzin, Neil Katzenmeyer and Bruce Hakes. In District 12 action, the Bears beat Silver Lake, 60-15 in the first round of the tournament. In the quarter final round they beat Hector 56-20. In the semi-final round at Hutchinson's home gym, the Bears beat their biggest rival in the District, Hutchinson, 30-29. In the finals they beat Olivia, 42-40. With Brownton being on the eastern end of the 212 Conference, their biggest rival of the basketball schedule were their games against Hutchinson and Glencoe. Whether the games were played during the season or during the tournaments, the attitude of the fans, players and coaches were not always the best. It was always the “big school” versus the “small school” atmosphere. Brownton more than held their own.
|1949 Standings||Leading Scorers|
|Brownton||23-1||Wayne Sanken, Brownton||292|
|Buffalo Lake||10-7||Neil Person, Hector||270|
|Stewart||10-9||Keith Eastman, Bird Island||252|
|Bird Island||10-9||Don Padrnos, Brownton||224|
|Hector||9-9||Rollo Black, Renville||221|
|Renville||6-13||Hardel Holm, Hector||216|
|Sacred Heart||5-12||Dick Filsaen, Danube||204|
|Danube||4-13||Verl Ehlert, Stewart||201|
|Bob Stein, Bird Island||198|
|Glen Bonine, Stewart||191|