U.P. Football All-Star Game

History of the Game


Score: South-7, North-0

Director: Edward Stevens

1949 All-Star Game North Team Picture/Roster

North Coaches:
Russ Leksell (Wausau HS, WI)
Win Brockmeyer (Wausau HS, WI)
North Players:
Richard Aartila (Marquette - RE)
James Bovan (Munising - C)
George Burnette (L'Anse - Back)
Gary Burly (Munising - Back)
Donald Chopp (Calumet - Back)
Eugene Dellangelo (Ishpeming - FB)
Orval Dietz (Sault Ste Marie - LE)
William Freimuth (Ontonagon - Back)
Joe Gemingani (Hancock - LT)
Robert Hillier (Munising - RH)
James Hyppa (Wakefield - Back)
Robert Jacka (Negaunee - RT)
Ben Juntenen (Houghton - T)
Ted Killberg (Calumet - Back)
Richard Kreig (Marquette - LH)
Charles Leaf (Negaunee - QB)
Clayton McFarland (Sault Ste Marie - LG)
Robert Nelson (Munising - C)
Peter Saurdini (Ishpeming - E)
Melvin "Matt" Syrja (Negaunee - RG)
Eugene Vittone (Wakefield - T)
William Wiig (Negaunee - G)
Jack Zarek (L'Anse-E)

South Coaches:
Eddie Jankowsi (Whitefish Bay HS, WI)
Marshall Riebolt (Whitefish Bay HS, WI)
South Players:
Gary Abrahamson (Escanaba - E)
Dick Alfredson (Menominee - RT)
John Balker (Gladstone - E/T)
Don Carlson (Escanaba - C)
Robert Carlson (Stambaugh - C/G)
Ken Casanova (Norway - G)
Ronald Dahms (Iron River - Back)
Bob Devine (Norway - RG)
Jim Erickson (Escanaba - LT)
Tony Gangs (Iron Mountain - T)
Phil Johnson (Menominee - LH)
Roy Johnson (Menominee -FB)
Ronald Leonoff (Stambaugh - Back)
Doug Moreau (Manistique - E)
Joe Myefski (Iron River - T)
Herb Nicholson (Escanaba - LE)
Howard Perron (Escanaba - QB)
Emil Pontow (Menominee - LH)
Jim Pozza (Iron Mountain -LG)
Bob Rynning (Menominee - C)
Al Sodermark (Kingsford - Back)
Jack Veeser (Iron River - RE)
William Wells (Menominee - RH)

1949 Newspaper Articles:

Jankowski South Coach Has Colorful Grid Career (7-7-49)

U.P. All-Star Grid Squads To Be Announced This Week (7-14-49)

Negaunee Munising Place Three Players On All-Star Squad (7-19-49)

U.P. North Mentor Has Outstanding Athletic Record (7-21-49)

U.P. All-Star Grid Squads Will Begin Drills Saturday (8-4-49)

47 Boys Drilling For U.P. All-Star Football Contest (8-8-49)

All-Stars Set For Contest Tommorrow (8-12-49)

Menominee's Backs Start For South (8-13-49)

Six County Gridders In North Lineup (8-13-49)

South Wins On 72 Yard Return (8-15-49)

Please contact Xcel if you have any information regarding the past All-Star Games. We wish to include as much history as possible on the website. (todd@xcel.net)

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