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1955 Season

Illowa Runner-up — 6-2 Record

ROW 1:  B. Cunningham, D. Romero, G. Larsen, J. Beets, D. Sones, C. Fox, J. Barton, J. Ritter, J. Balzer, D. Machalek. ROW 2: T. Castro, J. Estes, J. Fenimore, D. Dies, L. Clay, T. Evans, M. Hasch, D. Kreiter, A. Martinez. ROW 3: Assistant Coach Warren Hinkle, J. Kreiter, D. Ross, W. Kuehl, P. Tucker, L. Kallaus, B. Hasch, Head Coach Merrit Parsons.

Game Scores/Results

Regular Season
Week #1: (L)
Bettendorf 0, Maquoketa 12
Week #2: (L) Bettendorf 6, Newman 14
Week #3:  (W) Bettendorf 27, Amboy 0
Week #4: (W) Bettendorf 53, St. Mary's of Clinton 20
Week #5: (W) Bettendorf 19, Fulton 6
Week #6: (W) Bettendorf 34, Savanna 0
Week #7: (W) Bettendorf 27, DeWitt 0
Week #8: (W) Bettendorf 20, Morrison 13

Illowa Conference
Team Standings

Newman... 7-0
Bettendorf... 6-1 / 6-2
DeWitt... 4-3
St. Mary's of Clinton... 3-4
Amboy... 3-4
Morrison... 2-4-1
Fulton... 1-5-1
Savanna... 1-6

All-Conference Players
:: Offense [or] Defense ::

1st Team:  Jim Ritter [position unknown]
1st Team:  Dave Romero [position unknown]
1st Team:  Gene Larsen [position unknown]

All-Southeast Iowa

1st Team:  Jim Ritter [position unknown]
1st Team:  Dave Romero [position unknown]

All-State Players


Captains, M.V.P., Managers

Dave Romero, Dale Sones, Phil Tucker




Dave Baugh, Terry Piatt

Coaches & Trainers

Head Coach
Merrit Parsons (1)

Assistant Coaches

Warren Hinkle



Miscellaneous Information

• Offense scored 185 points in conference play, averaging 26 points per game
• Phil Tucker captured Quint-City Rushing crown with 9.3 yards per carry
• Set [then] school scoring record with 53 points vs. St. Mary's of Clinton and 613 total yards

Category Player Stats 1 Stats 2
Rushing Phil Tucker 9.3 yards per carry N/A