1966 Chillicothe Hornets

1st Row:
David Ashbrook, Jack Rucker, Carl Moore, John Bousum, Mel Willard, Jim Lightner, Jay Simmons,
Junior Hess, Denny Long, Lee Swearingen, Ron Beetsma. 2nd Row: Ast Coach Saunders, Gregg Foster,
Jim Keeney, Buddy Beetsma, Roger Bousum, Kenny Davis, Dick Cox, Phil Willard, Tom Frazier, Joe Murrell,
Mike Jordan, Donnie Jackson. 3rd Row: Lee Parsons, Bob Brockmeier, Carl Shipp, David Kent, Shane
Ferguson, Randy Plummer, Keith Ware, Bill Walker, Bob Jewell, Randy Frost, Jim Norwood, Ast. Coach Reynolds,
Coach Fairchild. 4th Row: Chuck Crane, Glen Horton, Jerry Evilseizer, Phil Kordish, Steve Fair, Jim Wood, Mike
Maberry, Chris Milazzo, Larry Zimmer, Ronnie Eisamen, Gerry Coult, Leland Baker, Frank Wood, Wayne Valbracht.

Full Roster   Season Statistics

Record 8 - 1 Points For 211
NCMC Record 6 - 1 Points Against 54
       
LE  Ron Beetsma 6'1" 170 Sr
LT  Jim Lightner 6'0 210 Sr
      Jon Bousum 6'4" 207 Sr (2)
      Jim Lightner (5) / Jon Bousum (6)
LG  Jay Simmons 6'0" 180 Sr
 C   Junior Hess 6'0" 170 Sr
RG  Tom Frazier 5'10" 160 Jr
RT  Lee Swearingen 6'2" 200 Sr
RE  Denny Long 6'1" 185 Sr
QB  Dick Cox 6'0" 165 Jr
FB  Mel Willard 5'11" 180 Sr
HB  Jack Rucker 5'6" 145 Sr
HB  Carl Moore 5'10" 150 Sr
       Jim Norwood 5'4" 135 So (4)
       Carl Moore (5)

 Fri Sept. 9 at Carrollton Won  10 - 7
Chillicothe 0 7 0 3
Carrollton 7 0 0 0

1st

Car Don Martin 68 yard run (1st play of game) Kick 0 -7
2nd Chi Dick Cox to Ron Beetsma 14 yard pass Kick 7 - 7
4th Chi Jim Lightner 29 yard field goal (1:45 remaining) x 10 - 3
  CHS Car

1st Downs

13 7

Rushing

191 169

Passing

5/10-66 2/11-10

Int

2 1

Fumbles

1 1

Penalties

5/45 6/60

Interception - ?
Fumble Recovery -
Denny Long

Rushing Leaders Passing
Jack Rucker 8/88 Dick Cox 5/10-66
Mel Willard 17/70 Receiving Leader
Carl Moore 15/33 Jack Rucker 3/39
   
   
   
   
   

Fri Sept. 16 St Joseph Lafayette Won  26 - 7
Chillicothe 6 6 0 14
Lafayette 0 7 0  0
1st Chi Mel Willard 35 yard fumble return K Fail 6 - 0
2nd Chi Dick Cox 1 yard run K Fail 12 - 0
2nd Laf Dave Linsey to Mundy Rinehart 15 yard pass Kick 12 - 7
4th Chi Mel Willard 4 yard run Kick 19 - 7
4th Chi Dick Cox to Jack Rucker 7 yard pass Kick 26 - 7
  CHS Laf

1st Downs

14 10

Rushing

143 81

Passing

4/6-57 8/13-68

Int

0 2

Fumbles

1 2

Penalties

15 42

Interception - Phil Willard, Unknown
Fumble Recovery - Mel Willard,
Junior Hess

Rushing Leaders .
Carl Moore 20/88 .
Mel Willard 13/43 .
   
   
   
   
   
   

Fri Sept. 23 *at Marceline Won  34 - 0
Chillicothe 7 0 7 20
Marceline 0 0 0  0
1st Chi Mel Willard 8 yard run Kick 7 - 0
3rd Chi Mel Willard 1 yard run Kick 12 - 0
4th Chi Lee Swearingen blocked punt recovery K Fail  20 - 0
4th Chi Mike Jordon 5 yard blocked punt return Kick 27 - 0
4th Chi Ron Beetsma 36 yard interception Kick 34 - 0
  CHS Mar

1st Downs

5 9

Rushing

117 109

Passing

4/7-22 3/11-53

Int

0 2

Fumbles

0 2

Penalties

7/65 5/45

Interceptions - Mel Willard,
Ron Beetsma
Fumble Recoveries - Phil Willard,
Denny Long
Blocked Punts - Ron Beetsma (2)
Lee Swearingen

Rushing Leaders  
Carl Moore 8/44  
Mel Willard 11/33  
Jack Rucker 7/30  
Joe Norwood 1/10  
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Fri Sept. 30 *Unionville Won  45 - 6
Chillicothe 7 0 14 24
Unionville 0 0  6  0
1st Chi Mel Willard 2 yard run Kick 7 - 0
3rd Chi Mel Willard 5 yard run Kick 14 - 0
3rd Chi Mel Willard 1 yard run Kick 21 - 0
3rd Uni Ed Brundage to Billy Godfrey 17 yard pass R Fail 21 - 6
4th Chi Jack Rucker 76 yard run Kick 28 - 6
4th Chi Joe Murrell 1 yard run Kick 35 - 6
4th Chi Jim Norwood 3 yard run Kick 42 - 6
4th Chi Jim Lightner 25 yard field goal . 45 - 6
  CHS Uni

1st Downs

18 8

Rushing

285 28

Passing

5/6-102 7/23-99

Int

0 2

Fumbles

1 2

Penalties

45 69

Interceptions - Jim Keeney
Buddy Beetsma
Fumble Recovery - Jim Keeney
 

Rushing Leaders .
Jack Rucker 13/129 .
Mel Willard 23/83 .
Receiving .
Jack Rucker 2/28 .
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Fri Oct. 7 *Milan Won  35 - 0
Chillicothe 6 16 7 6
Milan 0  0 0 0
1st Chi Jack Rucker 62 yard run K Fail 6 - 0
2nd Chi Jim Lightner 22 yard field goal . 9 - 0
2nd Chi Carl Moore 5 yard run K Fail 15 - 0
2nd Chi Dick Cox to Jack Rucker 8 yard pass Kick 22 - 0
3rd Chi Mel Willard 2 yard run Kick 29 - 0
4th Chi Phil Willard 1 yard run K Fail 35 - 0
  CHS Mil

1st Downs

18 7

Rushing

386 107

Passing

3/10-34 2/5-4

Int

1 0

Fumbles

1 1

Penalties

80 65

 

Rushing Leaders .
Mel Willard 18/111 .
Jack Rucker 8/101 .
Joe Murrell 9/51 .
Carl Moore 3/41 .
Jim Norwood 3/31 .
Buddy Beetsma 2/31 .
Phil Willard 4/10 .
Dick Cox 2/7 .
Bobby Jewell 2/3 .

Fri Oct. 14 *at Brookfield Won  32 - 0
Chillicothe 6 20 6 0
Brookfield 0  0 0 0
1st Chi Dick Cox 1 yard run K Fail 6 - 0
2nd Chi Dick Cox to Ron Beetsma 13 yard pass Kick 13 - 0
2nd Chi Carl Moore 13 yard run K Fail 19 - 0
2nd Chi Jay Simmons 95 yard fumble return Kick 26 - 0
3rd Chi Phil Willard 1 yard run K Fail 32 - 0
  CHS Bro

1st Downs

17 6

Rushing

209 38

Passing

6/11-43 6/14-44

Int

0 2

Fumbles

0 2

Penalties

52 45

Interceptions - Phil Willard,
Dave Ashbrook
Fumble Recovery - Jay Simmons,
Lee Swearingen

Rushing .
Mel Willard 57 .
Jim Keeney 46 .
Carl Moore 41 .
Jack Rucker 33 .
Jim Norwood 28 .
Buddy Beetsma 8 .
Dick Cox 2 .
Phil Willard (-3) .
   
   
   

Fri Oct. 21 *at Kirksville Won 9 - 0
Chillicothe 2 7 0 0
Kirksville 0 0 0 0
1st Chi Safety, Kirksville with bad punt snap . 2 - 0
2nd Chi Carl Moore 38 yard run Kick 9 - 0
  CHS Kir

1st Downs

8 10

Rushing

188 167

Passing

1/5-7 3/12-18

Int

0 0

Fumbles

1 1

Penalties

30 19
Rushing Fumble Recovery
Carl Moore 11/66 .Phil Willard
Mel Willard 12/61 .Denny Long
Dick Cox 10/32 .
Joe Murrell 4/24 .
Jack Rucker 4/5 .
   

Fri Oct. 28 *Macon (Homecoming) Won 10 - 7
Chillicothe 3 7 0 0
Macon 0 7 0 0
1st Chi Jim Lightner 22 yard field goal Kick 3 - 0
2nd Mac Don Lolli 3 yard run Kick 3 - 7
2nd Chi Dick Cox 1 yard run Kick 10 - 7
    Queen: Suzanne Older    
  CHS Mac

1st Downs

8 9

Rushing

123 120

Passing

5/10-73 5/13-62

Int

1 3

Fumbles

1 2

Penalties

20 35
Rushing Leaders Interceptions
Carl Moore 18/50 Tom Frazier
Joe Murrell 14/40 Dave Ashbrook
. Carl Moore
. Fumble Recovery
. Ron Beetsma
. Phil Willard

Fri Nov. 11 *at Trenton Lost  10 - 27
Chillicothe 3 0 7 0
Trenton 0 0 7 20
1st Chi Jim Lightner 25 yard field goal . 3 - 0
3rd Tre Wayne Wendt 5 yard run Kick 3 - 7
3rd Chi Dick Cox 15 yard run Kick 10 - 7
4th Tre Wayne Wendt 2 yard run Kick 10 - 14
4th Tre George Moore 5 yard run Kick 10 - 21
4th Tre Wayne Wendt 22 yard run K Fail 10 - 26
 

*Note: Prior to this game, Chillicothe was 8-0 and outscored opponents 201-27, Trenton was 9-0 and outscored opponents 388-26.  5,500 fans were in attendance. Trenton's final win over Chillicothe until 1990 season.

 
  CHS Tre

1st Downs

9 18

Rushing

84 274

Passing

7/8-84 1/3-7

Int

1 1

Fumbles

2 4

Penalties

1/5 1/5
Rushing Leaders Interception
Mel Willard 17/40 Dave Ashbrook
Carl Moore 9/24 Fumble Recovery
Dick Cox 5/20 Denny Long
Trenton Phil Willard
Wayne Wendt 119 Junior Hess
.. Unknown

NCMC    
Trenton 7 - 0 10 - 0
Chillicothe 6 - 1  8 - 1
Macon 5 - 2  8 - 2
Kirksville 4 - 3  5 - 4
Marceline 3 - 4  4 - 5
Unionville 1 - 6  3 - 7
Brookfield 1 - 6  2 - 8
Milan 1 - 6 1 - 8
All Conference
1st Team
RB - Mel Willard
OE - Ron Beetsma
OT - Lee Swearingen
OG - Jay Simmons
 C - Junior Hess
 
 
All District
1st Team
OG - Jay Simmons
2nd Team
OE - Ron Beetsma
 C - Junior Hess
RB - Mel Willard
All State
1st Team
OG - Jay Simmons

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