1970 Chillicothe Hornets

Row 1: Dana Gully, Nick Keeley, David Watson, John Damm, Steve Kille, Larry Clinefelter, Marshall Bigelow,
Chad Glover, Jim Valbracht, Randy Sharp, David Neal, Gary Constant, Ted Tucker, Mike Wood.
Row 2:
Bill Tharp, David Churchill, John Parks, Ben Patchen, Jamie Goss, Randy Singer, Scott Morts, Jim
Graham, James Carr, Chip Vanlandingham, Steve Koehly, Kent Paluga, David Fairchild, Everett Whitt, David
Casady, Ast. Coach Saunders. Row 3: Coach Fairchild, Larry Shields, David Moore, Ardell Johnson, Brent
Anderson, Sherm Smith, Tom Stephens, Mike Fair, David Grouse, mark Putnam, Don Murrell, Ron Koehly,
Gehrig Coleman, Pat Ellison, Steve Bruce, Scott Lindley, Larry Clarke, Ast Coach Russell.
Row 4: Clarence Blackbear, Steve Gastineau, Bob Warren, David Carr, Billy Keith, Randy Littrell, Scott Stephens,
Tim Weston, Mel Gregg, Willie Mann, Jeffery Helm, David Baker, Sam Metz, Randy Doss, William Helm,
Billy Jewell, Grady May, Lance Trager.

Full Roster   Season Statistics

Record 11 - 0 Points For 443
MEC. Record 5 - 0 Points Against  73
       
LE  Don Murrell 6'0" 155 Sr
LT  Sherm Smith 6'1" 200 Sr
LG  Larry Shields 5'9" 165 Sr
  C  Gehrig Coleman 5'11" 170 Jr
RG  David Moore 5'8" 180 Sr
       Scott Lindley 5'11" 160 Sr (4)
RT  Mike Fair 6'3" 210 Sr
RE  David Grouse 6'1" 160 Sr
QB  Brent Anderson 6'0" 175 Sr
FB  Mark Putnam 6'1" 185 So
HB  Ardell Johnson 5'11" 170 Sr
HB  Steve Bruce 5'10" 155 Sr
 
LE  Mike Fair 6'3" 210 Sr
LT  James Carr 5'11" 200 Jr
NG  John Parks 5'11" 175 Jr
RT  David Moore 5'8" 180 Sr
RE  Don Murell 6'0" 165 Sr
LB  Sherm Smith 6'1" 200 Sr
LB  Larry Shields 5'9" 165 Sr
CB  Pat Ellison 6'0" 155 Jr
CB  Ron Koehly 6'0" 160 Sr
DB  Ardell Johnson 5'11" 170 Sr
DB  Steve Bruce 5'10" 155 Sr

 Fri Sept 11 at Carrollton Won  46 - 22
Chillicothe 12 27 7  0
Carrollton  0  8 0 14

1st

Chi Brent Anderson 1 yard run K Fail 6 - 0
1st Chi Brent Anderson to Steve Bruce 30 yard pass K Fail 12 - 0
2nd Chi Mark Putnam 1 yard run P Fail 18 - 0
2nd Chi Ardell Johnson 4 yard run P Fail 24 - 0
2nd Chi Mark Putnam 10 yard run Kick 31 - 0
2nd Car Joel Tietjens 18 yard run Run 31 - 8
2nd Chi Mark Putnam 2 yard run Run 39 - 8
3rd Chi Scott Morts 56 yard run Kick 46 - 8
4th Car John Finlayson to Steve Ball 19 yard pass Run 46 - 16
4th Car John Finlayson 1 yard run (15 seconds left) R Fail 46 - 22
  CHS Car

1st Downs

21 13

Rushing

288 163

Passing

12/15-126 9/19-103

Int

0 1

Fumbles

0 4

Penalties

5/55 3/25

Interception - Scott Morts
Fumble Recovery - Ron Koehly
James Carr, John Parks, Unknown

Rushing Receiving
Scott Morts 6/89 Steve Bruce 3/56
Ardell Johnson 8/84 Steve Koehly 6/28
Mark Putnam 9/39 Ardell Johnson 1/20
Steve Bruce 3/23 Don Murrell 1/18
Steve Koehly 5/21 Scott Morts 1/4
Brent Anderson 4/18 Punts
Sam Metz 3/8 Brent Anderson 1/26
Pat Ellison 4/5 Punt Returns
Chip Vanlandingham 1/5 none
Passing Kick Offs
Brent Anderson 9/11-115 Brent Anderson 9/400
Mike Wood 3/4-11 Kick Off Returns
. Ardell Johnson 2/21
. Sam Metz 4/40
   

Fri Sept 18 *at St Joseph LeBlond Won  26 - 6
Chillicothe 6 13 0 7
St Joseph LeBlond 6  0 0 0
1st Chi Brent Anderson 1 yard run K Fail 6 - 0
1st LeB Pat Byrne to John Byrne 32 yard pass R Fail 6 - 6
2nd Chi Brent Anderson 1 yard run Kick 13 - 6
2nd Chi Brent Anderson to David Grouse 9 yard pass K Fail 19 - 6
4th Chi David Grouse 35 yard punt return Kick 26 - 6
  CHS LeB

1st Downs

15 12

Rushing

103 154

Passing

12-20-153 2/6-37

Int

0 1

Fumbles

1 0

Penalties

20 29

Interception - Steve Bruce

Rushing Punts
Mark Putnam 12/72 Brent Anderson 2/86
Ardell Johnson 7/21 Punt Returns
Steve Bruce 2/11 Brent Anderson 1/13
Steve Koehly 1/5 Kick Offs
Brent Anderson 9/4 Brent Anderson 5/235
Passing Kick Off Returns
Brent Anderson 12/20-153 Ardell Johnson 2/51
Receiving .
Ardell Johnson 4/63 .
Steve Bruce 4/60 .
Don Murrell 1/12 .
Steve Koehly 2/10 .
David Grouse 1/9 .
   

Fri Sept. 25 Kansas City Central Won  40 - 6
Chillicothe 20 13 7 0
Kansas City Central  0  0 0 6
1st Chi Ardell Johnson 1 yard run Kick 7 - 0
1st Chi Brent Anderson to Ardell Johnson 9 yard pass Kick 14 - 0
1st Chi Ardell Johnson 28 yard run K Fail  20 - 0
2nd Chi Brent Anderson 1 yard run K Fail 26 - 0
2nd Chi Brent Anderson to David Grouse 26 yard pass Kick 33 - 0
3rd Chi Brent Anderson to Steve Bruce 30 yard pass Kick 40 - 0
4th KCC Eric Rue 59 yard fumble return P Fail 40 - 6
  CHS KCC

1st Downs

16 3

Rushing

129 9

Passing

19/32-165 3/18-20

Int

1 2

Fumbles

1 3

Penalties

7/55 6/60

Interceptions
Steve Bruce, Ron Koehly
Fumble Recoveries
James Carr (2), John Parks

Rushing Punting
Mark Putnam 16/49 Chip Vanlandingham 2/47
Ardell Johnson 6/45 Punt Returns
Steve Bruce 2/27 Ardell Johnson 1/12
Steve Koehly 2/6 Kick Offs
Brent Anderson 3/3 Brent Anderson 7/363
Scott Morts 2/2 Ted Tucker 1/59
Passing Kick Off Returns
Brent Anderson 19/32-165 Sam Metz 1/15
Receiving .
Steve Bruce 6/60 .
David Grouse 5/52  .
Don Murrell 2/11 .
Steve Koehly 2/7 .
David Watson 1/3 .
   

Fri Oct. 9 *at Savannah Won  41 - 6
Chillicothe 14 13 14 0
Savannah  0  6 0 0
1st Chi Brent Anderson to Steve Bruce 17 yard pass Kick 7 - 0
1st Chi Ardell Johnson 23 yard run Kick 14 - 0
2nd Chi Mark Putnam 45 yard run Kick 21 - 0
2nd Chi Brent Anderson Ardell Johnson 12 yard pass K Fail 27 - 0
2nd Sav Thayne Ramsey to Paul king 19 yard pass R Fail 27 - 6
3rd Chi Ardell Johnson 2 yard run Kick 34 - 6
3rd Chi Brent Anderson to Steve Bruce 3 yard pass Kick 41 - 6
  CHS Sav

1st Downs

19 8

Rushing

246 95

Passing

11/21-143 2/15-95

Int

1 1

Fumbles

0 4

Penalties

5/78 3/35

Interception - Pat Ellison
Fumble Recovery - John Parks
David Watson, Sherm Smith,
Ardell Johnson
 

Rushing Punts
Mark Putnam 12/121 Brent Anderson 1/20
Ardell Johnson 10/61 Punt Returns
Brent Anderson 4/34 Ardell Johnson 1/34
Scott Morts 2/18 Steve Bruce 1/14
Chip Vanlandingham 2/6 Kick Offs
Steve Koehly 1/3 Brent Anderson 5/190
Steve Bruce 1/2 Ted Tucker 2/84
Sam Metz 1/1 Kick Off Returns
Passing Ardell Johnson 1/36
Brent Anderson 11/21-143 Steve Bruce 1/21
Receiving .
Ardell Johnson 5/92 .
Steve Bruce 3/28 .
Steve Koehly 2/25 .
David Grouse 1/8 .
   

Fri Oct. 16 *St. Joseph Lafayette Won  48 - 0
Chillicothe 6 20 13 9
Lafayette 0  0  0 0
1st Chi Mark Putnam 18 yard run K Fail 6 - 0
2nd Chi Steve Bruce 17 yard run Kick 13 - 0
2nd Chi Brent Anderson to Steve Bruce 21 yard pass Kick 20 - 0
2nd Chi Brent Anderson to Ardell Johnson 16 yard pass R Fail 26 - 0
3rd Chi Mark Putnam 5 yard run Kick 33 - 0
3rd Chi Sherm Smith 2 yard run K Fail 39 - 0
4th Chi Brent Anderson to Don Murrell 15 yard pass R Fail 45 - 0
4th Chi Sam Metz 24 yard field goal -- 48 - 0
  CHS Laf

1st Downs

22 11

Rushing

300 163

Passing

11/24-154 1/5-4

Int

0 1

Fumbles

0 1

Penalties

2/20 7/91

Interception - Sam Metz
Fumble Recover - James Carr

Rushing Receiving
Mark Putnam 8/87 Ardell Johnson 5/68
Ardell Johnson 8/79 Steve Bruce 2/35
Steve Koehly 2/38 Scott Morts 1/16
Chip Vanlandingham 5/25 Don Murrell 1/15
Steve Bruce 3/24 Bill Keith 1/8
Scott Morts 2/21 David Grouse 1/8
Brent Anderson 3/10 Punts
Tim Weston 1/9 Chip Vanlandingham 1/42
Sherm Smith 2/7 Punt Returns
Passing Steve Bruce 1/7
Brent Anderson 9/20-120 Kick Offs
Mike Wood 2/4-24 Brent Anderson 2/93
. Ted Tucker 6/297
. Kick Off Returns
. Ardell Johnson 1/13
   

Fri Oct. 23 at Kirksville Won  34 - 0
Chillicothe 27 0 7 0
Kirksville  0 0 0 0
1st Chi Mark Putnam 1 yard run K Fail 6 - 0
1st Chi Brent Anderson 2 yard run Kick 13 - 0
1st Chi Brent Anderson to Steve Bruce 43 yard pass Kick 20 - 0
1st Chi Ardell Johnson 13 yard run Kick 27 - 0
3rd Chi Ardell Johnson 25 yard run Kick 34 - 0
    *Rain*    
  CHS Kir

1st Downs

16 6

Rushing

218 57

Passing

6/21-86 1/5-9

Int

2 0

Fumbles

3 3

Penalties

7/55 1/5

Fumble Recoveries - James Carr
John Parks, Unknown

Rushing Punting
Mark Putnam 15/89 Chip Vanlandingham 1/52
Ardell Johnson 9/73 Brent Anderson 1/11
Steve Bruce 1/25 Punt Returns
Steve Koehly 4/17 Steve Koehly 1/14
Scott Morts 2/6 Kick Offs
Brent Anderson 6/3 Brent Anderson 2/120
Chip Vanlandingham 1/3 Ted Tucker 3/144
Tim Weston 1/2 Kick Off Returns
Passing Steve Koehly 1/58
Brent Anderson 6/18-86 Ardell Johnson 1/22
Mike Wood 0/3-0 .
Receiving .
Steve Bruce 2/56 .
David Grouse 1/13 .
Scott Morts 1/7 .
Ardell Johnson 1/5 .
Steve Koehly 15 .
   

 Fri Oct. 30 *Maryville (Homecoming) Won  54 - 0
Chillicothe 14 14 19 7
Maryville  0  0  0 0
1st Chi Brent Anderson to Steve Bruce 5 yard pass Kick 7 - 0
1st Chi Mark Putnam 31 yard run Kick 14 - 0
2nd Chi Ardell Johnson 8 yard run Kick 21 - 0
2nd Chi Brent Anderson to Ardell Johnson 40 yard pass kick 28 - 0
3rd Chi Mark Putnam 7 yard run Kick 35 - 0
3rd Chi Brent Anderson to Don Murrell 24 yard pass K Fail 41 - 0
3rd Chi Ardell Johnson 14 yard run K Fail 47 - 0
4th Chi Sherm Smith 5 yard run Kick 54 - 0
    *Queen: Tammy Chauvin*    
  CHS Mar

1st Downs

17 6

Rushing

222 (-7)

Passing

8/17-114 1/19-7

Int

4 4

Fumbles

1 2

Penalties

9/95 5/44

Interceptions - Steve Bruce (2)
Pat Ellison, James Carr
Fumble Recoveries
John Parks (2)

Rushing Punting
Mark Putnam 15/115 Chip Vanlandingham 1/30
Ardell Johnson 10/67 Punt Returns
Steve Koehly 3/21 Steve Koehly 1/9
Sherm Smith 3/19 Kick Offs
Brent Anderson 3/8 Brent Anderson 3/122
Scott Morts 1/(-6) Ted Tucker 6/261
Passing Kick Off Returns
Brent Anderson 7/15-108 Ron Koehly 1/12
Ron Koehly 1/1-6 .
Mike Wood 0/1-0 .
Receiving .
Ardell Johnson 4/58 .
Don Murrell 1/24 .
Steve Bruce 2/19 .
Brent Anderson 1/6 .
   

Sat Nov. 7 at Trenton Won  33 - 7
Chillicothe 7 7 6 13
Trenton 0 7 0  0
1st Chi Brent Anderson to Ardell Johnson 17 yard pass Kick 7 - 0
2nd Chi Ardell Johnson 12 yard run Kick 14 - 0
2nd Tre Stacey Stratton to Larry Ingram 9 yard pass Kick 14 - 7
3rd Chi Brent Anderson 48 yard run K Fail 20 - 7
4th Chi Brent Anderson 3 yard run Kick 27 - 7
4th Chi Steve Bruce fumble recovery in end zone K Fail 33 - 7
  CHS Tre

1st Downs

19 11

Rushing

258 83

Passing

9/18-125 11/21-98

Int

2 1

Fumbles

1 2

Penalties

5/55 5/42

Interception - Sam Metz
Fumble Recovery
Steve Bruce, David Neal

Rushing Punting
Ardell Johnson 18/129 Chip Vanlandingham 2/81
Mark Putnam 11/73 Punt Returns
Brent Anderson 3/55 none
Steve Bruce 1/2 Kick Offs
Passing Brent Anderson 6/218
Brent Anderson 9/18-125 Kick Off Return
Receiving Steve Koehly 1/16
Ardell Johnson 4/74 .
Steve Bruce 2/24 .
Steve Koehly 1/11 .
Don Murrell 1/10 .
David Grouse 1/6 .
   

Fri Nov. 13 *St Joseph Benton Won  60 - 8
Chillicothe 12 20 7 21
St Joseph Benton  0  0 0  8
1st Chi Ardell Johnson 7 yard run K Fail 6 - 0
1st Chi Mark Putnam 1 yard run K Fail 12 - 0
2nd Chi Ardell Johnson 14 yard run K Fail 18 - 0
2nd Chi Ardell Johnson 6 yard run Kick 25 - 0
2nd Chi Brent Anderson to Steve Bruce 21 yard pass Kick 32 - 0
3rd Chi Ardell Johnson 2 yard run Kick 39 - 0
4th Ben Scott McCamy 3 yard run Pass 39 - 8
4th Chi Brent Anderson to Steve Koehly 6 yard pass K Fail 45 - 8
4th Chi Mike Wood 10 yard run Kick 52 - 8
4th Chi Chip Vanlandingham 2 yard run Run 60 - 8
  CHS Ben

1st Downs

25 10Rushing

Rushing

312 100

Passing

10/17-78 5/21-87

Int

0 3

Fumbles

1 1

Penalties

2/10 7/105

Interceptions - Sherm Smith
Sam Metz, Steve Bruce
Fumble Recovery
David Watson

Rushing Receiving
Mark Putnam 16/125 Steve Bruce 3/35
Ardell Johnson 16/100 Steve Koehly 3/17
Steve Koehly 7/26 Don Murrell 2/16
Brent Anderson 5/25 Ardell Johnson 2/10
Steve Bruce 4/20 Punting
Mike Wood 1/10 Chip Vanlandingham 1/33
Scott Morts 3/7 Punt Returns
David Watson 1/0 None
Passing Kick Offs
Brent Anderson 8/14-67 Ted Tucker 6/251
Mike Wood 2/3-11 Brent Anderson 2/98
. Kick Off Return
. Steve Koehly 1/25
. David Grouse 1/10
   

Sat Nov. 21 Warrensburg Won  29 - 12 (Semi-Final)
Chillicothe 6 9 7 7
Warrensburg 0 0 6 6
1st Chi Mark Putnam 1 yard run K Fail 6 - 0
2nd Chi Mark Putnam 3 yard run Kick 13 - 0
2nd Chi Safety - Mike Fair blocked put out of the end zone -- 15 - 0
3rd War Mark Fox to Ray Bass 4 yard pass R Fail 15 - 66
3rd Chi Ardell Johnson 17 yard run Kick 22 - 6
4th War Ray Bass to Dana Elwell 7 yard pass P Fail 22 -12
4th Chi Ardell Johnson 10 yard run Kick 29 - 12
  CHS War

1st Downs

23 10

Rushing

223 15/42

Passing

10/21-137 13/29-243

Int

1 4

Fumbles

0 1

Penalties

4/50 4/33

Interceptions
James Carr, Sam Metz,
Pat Ellison, Sherm Smith
Fumble Recovery
Unknown
 

Rushing Punts
Mark Putnam 24/120 Chip Vanlandingham 3/115
Ardell Johnson 16/92 Kick Offs
Brent Anderson 7/15 Brent Anderson 4/186
Mike Wood 1/0 Ted Tucker 1/40
Steve Bruce 1/(-1) Kick Off Return
Passing Steve Koehly 3/46
Brent Anderson 10/21-137 Ron Koehly 1/20
Warrensburg -
Mark Fox 12/28-236 .
Receiving .
Ardell Johnson 3/64 .
David Grouse 3/42 .
Mark Putnam 1/14 .
Don Murrell 1/10 .
Steve Bruce 2/6 .
   

Sat Nov. 28 Dexter Won  32 - 6 (Show-Me Bowl- Mo Valley College)
Chillicothe 0 20 6 6
Dexter 0  0 0 6
2nd Chi Steve Bruce 48 yard punt return Kick 7 - 0
2nd Chi Mark Putnam 9 yard run K Fail 13 - 0
2nd Chi Ardell Johnson 4 yard run Kick 20 - 0
3rd Chi Ardell Johnson 8 yard run K Fail 26 - 0
4th Dex Bruce Hindman 1 yard run R Fail 26 - 6
4th Chi Brent Anderson to Ardell Johnson 4 yard pass K Fail 32 - 6
  CHS Dex

1st Downs

17 10

Rushing

215 49

Passing

5/11-83 3/13-20

Int

0 1

Fumbles

1 1

Penalties

3/15 4/50

Interception - Ardell Johnson
Fumble Recovery - Larry Shields

Rushing Punting
Mark Putnam 23/124 Chip Vanlandingham 4/77
Ardell Johnson 14/78 Punt Returns
Steve Bruce 3/17 Steve Bruce 2/54
Brent Anderson 5/(-4) Ardell Johnson 1/34
Passing Kick Offs
Brent Anderson 5/11-83 Brent Anderson 4/153
Receiving Ted Tucker 2/84
Ardell Johnson 3/60 Kick Off Returns
Don Murrell 2/23 Ardell Johnson 1/5
. Sherm Smith 1/1
   

MEC    
Chillicothe 5 - 0 11 - 0
Benton 3 - 1 - 1  4 - 4 - 1
Maryville 3 - 2  6 - 4
LeBlond 2 - 2 - 1  4 - 4 - 1
Savannah 0 - 4 - 1  2 - 7 - 1
Lafayette 0 - 4 - 1  0 - 8 - 1
All Conference
1st Team
QB - Brent Anderson
RB - Ardell Johnson
OT - Mike Fair
DT - Mike Fair
NG - John Parks
LB - Sherm Smith
DB - Steve Bruce
Honorable Mention
OG - David Moore
OG - Larry Shields
 C - Gehrig Coleman
OE - Don Murrell
OE - David Grouse
RB - Mark Putnam
CB - Ron Koehly
All District
QB - Brent Anderson
RB - Ardell Johnson
OT - Mike Fair
OE - David Grouse
OT - Sherm Smith
LB - Sherm Smith
DT - James Carr
DE - Mike Fair
DB - Steve Bruce
All State
1st Team
QB - Brent Anderson
OL - Sherm Smith
LB - Sherm Smith
OL - Mike Fair
DL - Mike Fair
DB - Ardell Johnson
Honorable Mention
RB - Ardell Johnson

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