1973 Chillicothe Hornets

Row 1: Troy Cramner, Ron Neely, David Ginther, Mike Pyrtle, Steve Coult, Greg Switzer, Doug Gutshall, Eugene
Melte, Jim Lionberger, Ben Willard. Row 2: Murray Mathew, Craig Myers, David Saale, Jon Gilstrap, Tim Way,
Mickey Putnam, James Littrell, Gary Ashbrook, Ron Keith, Mark Switzer, Coach Fairchild, Ast. Coach Danner,
Row 3:
Greg Coulter, Tim Reed, John Robertson, David Koehly, Allan Streiff, Bob Hays, Mark Grannemann,
Kim Davis, Steve Russell, Mark Newton, Mark Dupy. Row 4: Bruce Lindley, John Cook, Danny McBride, Jeff
Whiteside, Noland Parks, Steve Shipp, Rick Koenig, Duke Worthington, Terry Nibarger, Carl Head, Guy Phillips,
Warren Brock, Don Hoffiens, Doug Beardmore. Row 5: Dennis Marshall, Dane Chapman, David Bonderer, Tim
Ernst, Jerry Buckner, Danny Gutshall, David Brown, John Perry, Doug Doughty, Mike Frizzell, Walt Rives, Tim
Hibner, Chris Ellison, Jim Constant.

Season Statistics

Record 7 - 2 Points For 264
NCMC. Record 5 - 1 Points Against  97
       
LE  Eugene Melte 5'11" 175 Sr
LT   Doug Gutshall 6'2" 200 Sr
LG  Troy Cranmer 6'2" 165 Sr
 C   Mickey Putnam 6'2" 175 Jr
RG  Steve Coult 5'9" 160 Sr
RT  Jon Gilstrap 5'9" 195 Jr
RE  Jim Lionberger 5'11" 175 Sr
QB  Greg Switzer 5'11" 160 Sr
FB  Ron Neely 5'8" 160 Sr
HB  David Ginther 5'10" 160 Sr
HB  Ben Willard 5'8" 155 Sr
 
LE  Jim Lionberger 5'11" 175 Sr
LT  David Saale 5'11" 210 Jr
NG Ron Neely 5'8" 160 Sr
RT  Doug Gutshall 6'2" 200 Sr
RE Craig Myers 6'0" 170 Jr
LB  Tim Way 5'9" 175 Jr
LB  Troy Cranmer 5'9" 165 Sr
LB  David Ginther 5'10" 160 Sr
LB  Steve Coult 5'9" 160 Sr
DB  Ben Willard 5'8" 155 Sr
DB  Ron Keith 5'8" 150 So
 

 Fri Sept. 13 at Cameron Lost  21 - 26
Chillicothe 0 7 7  7
Cameron 0 6 6 14

2nd

Chi Ron Neely 4 yard run Kick 7 - 0
2nd Cam Gary Murphy 93 yard kick off return R Fail 7 - 6
3rd Chi Greg Switzer 1 yard run Kick 14 - 6
3rd Cam Brad Curtis to Matt Webb 78 yard pass P Fail 14 - 12
4th Chi Greg Switzer 41 yard run Kick 21 - 12
4th Cam Gary Murphy 15 yard run P Fail 21 - 18
4th Cam Gary Murphy 9 yard run Run 21 - 26
  CHS Cam

1st Downs

10 16

Rushing

46/204 138

Passing

5/8-27 4/15-149

Int

0 1

Fumbles

1 2

Penalties

4/32 7/65

Interception - Steve Coult
Fumble Recovery - David Saale (2)

Rushing Punting
Greg Switzer 14/68 Ron Keith 6/178
David Ginther 9/63 Kick Offs
Ron Neely 20/61 Troy Cranmer 4/209
Ben Willard 2/6 Punt Returns
Ron Keith 1/4 Ben Willard 1/17
Passing Unknown 2/12
Greg Switzer 5/8-27 Kick Off Returns
Receiving David Ginther 1/25
Eugene Melte 1/13 John Cook 1/21
Jim Lionberger 2/8 Jim Lionberger 1/19
Ben Willard 2/7 Ben Willard 1/17
   

Fri Sept. 18 *at Marshall Lost  13 - 26
Chillicothe 0  6 0 7
Marshall 6 12 0 8
1st Mar Steve Rinne 32 yard interception return K Fail 0 - 6
2nd Mar Chuck Mason 30 yard interception return R Fail 0 - 12
2nd Chi Greg Switzer 2 yard run K Fail 6 - 12
2nd Mar Henry Mason 2 yard run P Fail 6 - 18
4th Mar Henry Mason 2 yard run Pass 6 - 26
4th Chi Greg Switzer 1 yard run Kick 13 - 26
  CHS Mar

1st Downs

10 10

Rushing

37/72 105

Passing

6/11-47 4/9-58

Int

2 0

Fumbles

0 1

Penalties

6/40 5/50

 

Rushing Punting
Ron Neely 12/53 Ron Keith 3/102
David Ginther 9/25 Kick Offs
Greg Switzer 8/11 Troy Cranmer 3/146
Tim Way 4/11 Punt Returns
Ben Willard 3/8 Ben Willard 1/0
Ron Keith 1/(-35) Kick Off Returns
Passing John Cook 4/122
Greg Switzer 6/11-47 Ron Keith 1/34
Receiving x
Jim Lionberger 3/37 x
David Ginther 1/11 x
Eugene Melte 1/5 x
Ben Willard 1/(-5) x
   

Fri Oct. 5 *at Brookfield Won  35 - 14
Chillicothe 7 14 0 14
Brookfield 0  0 8  6
1st Chi Ron Neely 3 yard run Kick 7 - 0
2nd Chi Greg Switzer 10 yard run Kick 14 - 0
2nd Chi David Ginther 2 yard run Kick 21 - 0
3rd Bro Lloyd Garner to Rick Jackson 25 yard pass Pass 21 - 8
4th Chi Ron Neely 1 yard run Kick 28 - 8
4th Bro Lloyd Garner 7 yard run R Fail 28 - 14
4th Chi Greg Switzer to Eugene Melte 4 yard pass Kick 35 - 14
  CHS Bro

1st Downs

14 8

Rushing

50/226 89

Passing

4/10-25 3/15-33

Int

0 1

Fumbles

2 1

Penalties

8/44 2/10

 

Rushing Receiving
David Ginther 1576 Jim Lionberger 2/19
Ron Neely 19/70 Eugene Melte 1/4
Greg Switzer 8/34 Ben Willard 1/2
Tim Way 2/20 Punting 
Ron Keith 2/11  Ron Keith 5/113
Passing Kick Offs
Greg Switzer 4/8-25 Troy Cranmer 5/228
Doug Doughty 0/1-0 Punt Returns
Ron Keith 0/1-0  Ben Willard 1/2
x Kick Off Returns
x John Cook 1/27
x Ben Willard 2/22
   

Fri Oct. 12 Savannah Won  28 - 0
Chillicothe 0 14 7 7
Savannah 0  0 0 0
2nd Chi Greg Switzer to Jim Lionberger 16 yard pass Kick 7 - 0
2nd Chi Ron Neely 3 yard run Kick 14 - 0
3rd Chi Greg Switzer to Jim Lionberger 8 yard pass Kick 21 - 0
4th Chi Ron Neely 19 yard run Kick 28 - 0
  CHS Sav

1st Downs

14 5

Rushing

45/181 62

Passing

8/9-99 4/9-38

Int

0 1

Fumbles

0 0

Penalties

6/40 2/10

Interception - Ron Keith
 

Rushing Punting
Ron Neely 18/67 Ron Keith 1/48
David Ginther 13/45 David Ginther 2/90
Greg Switzer 7/43 Kick Offs
Ben Willard 5/12 Troy Cranmer 5/245
Tim Way 2/14 Punt Returns
Passing Ron Keith 3/20
Greg Switzer 8/9-99 Ben Willard 2/9
Receiving Kick Off Returns
Jim Lionberger 6/61 John Cook 1/(-3)
Ben Willard 1/22 x
Eugene Melte 1/9 x
   

Fri Oct. 19 *Moberly Won  33 - 0
Chillicothe 16 0 7 10
Moberly  0 0 0  0
1st Chi Safety: Punt blocked out of the end zone x 2 - 0
1st Chi Greg Switzer to Jim Lionberger 10 yard pass Kick 9 - 0
1st Chi Ron Neely 3 yard run Kick 16 - 0
3rd Chi Ron Neely 4 yard run Kick 23 - 0
4th Chi Troy Cranmer 31 yard field goal x 26 - 0
4th Chi Tim Way 1 yard run Kick 33 - 0
  CHS Mob

1st Downs

13 8

Rushing

43/189 31

Passing

9/11-99 8/19-67

Int

1 3

Fumbles

1 3

Penalties

6/80 5/45

Interceptions - Tim Way
Allen Streiff, Mark Switzer
Fumble Recoveries - Ron Keith (2)
Unknown

Rushing Receiving
Ron Neely 16/86 Ben Willard 3/38
David Ginther 6/34 Eugene Melte 3/36
Tim Way 7/25 Jim Lionberger 2/19
Greg Switzer 5/23 Ron Keith 1/6
John Cook 4/14 Punting
Ben Willard 2/6 Ron Keith 3/118
Ron Keith 2/1 David Ginther 1/45
Doug Doughty 1/0 Kick Offs
Passing Troy Cranmer 6/338
Greg Switzer 7/9-90 Punt Returns
Doug Doughty 1/1-6 Ron Neely 1/15
Ron Keith 1/1-3 Ron Keith 3/11
x Kick Off Returns
x John Cook 1/15
   

Fri Oct. 26 *Kirksville Won  27 - 8
Chillicothe 7 14 0 6
Kirksville 0  0 0 8
1st Chi Greg Switzer 1 yard run Kick 7 - 0
2nd Chi David Ginther 22 yard run Kick 14 - 0
2nd Chi David Ginther 15 yard run Kick 21 - 0
4th Chi Ron Neely 3 yard run K Fail 27 - 0
4th Kir Jeff Pickett to Tim Pickett 80 yard pass Pass 27 - 8
  CHS Kir

1st Downs

21 9

Rushing

49/332 71

Passing

8/18-80 3/12-89

Int

0 0

Fumbles

3 0

Penalties

2/30 8/54

 

Rushing Punting
Ron Neely 22/146 Ron Keith 1/27
David Ginther 10/122 Kick Offs
Greg Switzer 6/26 Troy Cranmer 4/196
Tim Way 3/16 David Saale 1/35
Ron Keith 2/11 Punt Returns
Ben Willard 1/2 Ron Keith 5/53
John Cook 5/(-1) Ben Willard 1/6
Passing Kick Off Returns
Greg Switzer 7/14-77 Ron Keith 1/23
Doug Doughty 1/4-3 x
Receiving x
David Ginther 3/36 x
Jim Lionberger 2/30 x
Eugene Melte 1/6 x
Ben Willard 1/5 x
Ron Keith 1/3 x
   

Fri Nov. 2 *Columbia Rock Bridge Won  36 - 16
Chillicothe 15 7 0 14
Rock Bridge  0 0 0 16
1st Chi Safety: punt blocked out of end zone x 2 - 0
1st Chi Ben Willard 6 yard run K Fail 8 - 0
1st Chi David Ginther 5 yard run Kick 15 - 0
2nd Chi Tim Way 2 yard run Kick 22 - 0
4th Chi Ben Willard 9 yard run Kick 29 - 0
4th Chi John Cook 1 yard run Kick 36 - 0
4th CRB Jim Warrick to Kent Gibson 15 yard pass Run 36 - 8
4th CRB Bill Lucas 54 yard interception return Run 36 - 16
    *First year for Columbia Rock Bridge High School*    
  CHS CRB

1st Downs

18 10

Rushing

61/277 61

Passing

4/11-44 5/10-84

Int

1 2

Fumbles

0 3

Penalties

6/70 5/35

Interceptions
David Ginther, Tim Way
Fumble Recoveries - Ron Keith
Tim Way, Jim Littrell
Blocked Punt - David Ginther

Rushing Receiving
David Ginther 15/91 Jim Lionberger 1/26
Ron Neely 16/66 Eugene Melte 1/9
Ben Willard 6/59 Ron Keith 2/6
Tim Way 6/35 Ron Neely 1/3
John Cook 3/20 Punts
Ron Keith 4/15 Ron Keith 1/37
Jeff Whiteside 1/1 Kick Offs
Greg Switzer 9/0 Troy Cranmer 5/256
Doug Doughty 1/(-10) David Saale 1/39
Passing Punt Returns
Greg Switzer 4/10-44 Ron Keith
Doug Doughty 0/1-0 Kick Off Returns
x Ben Willard 1/26
   

Sat. Nov. 10 *Trenton (Homecoming) Won  48 - 7
Chillicothe 7 14 7 20
Trenton 7  0 0  0
1st Tre Jeff Cole 2 yard run Kick 0 - 7
1st Chi David Ginther 49 yard run Kick 7 - 7
2nd Chi Greg Switzer to Jim Lionberger 34 yard pass Kick 14 - 7
2nd Chi Greg Switzer to Eugene Melte 8 yard pass Kick 21 - 7
3rd Chi Greg Switzer 1 yard run Kick 28 - 7
4th Chi Greg Switzer 1 yard run K Fail 34 - 7
4th Chi John Cook 5 yard run Kick 41 - 7
4th Chi Doug Doughty to Ron Keith 21 yard Pass Kick 48 - 7
    Queen: Ann Walters    
  CHS Tre

1st Downs

15 8

Rushing

59/201 92

Passing

7/11-142 4/14-48

Int

0 0

Fumbles

2 3

Penalties

3/35 3/15

Fumble Recoveries - Ron Neely
Danny Gutshall, Unknown

Rushing Receiving
David Ginther 9/86 Jim Lionberger 3/59
Ron Neely 20/67 David Ginther 1/41
Ben Willard 6/20 Eugene Melte 2/21
John Cook 7/13 Ron Keith 1/21
Ron Keith 3/9 Punting
Eugene Melte 1/6 Ron Keith 3/101
Troy Cranmer 2/4 Kick Offs
Steve Coult 1/2 Troy Cranmer 6/288
Jeff Whiteside 1/0 David Saale 2/81
Greg Switzer 8/(-1) Punt Returns
Doug Doughty 1/(-5) None
Passing Kick Off Returns
Greg Switzer 6/7-121 Ron Keith 1/21
Doug Doughty 1/3-21 x
Ron Keith 0/1-0 x
   

Fri Nov. 16 *at Warrensburg Won  23 - 0
Chillicothe 7 0 7 9
Warrensburg 0 0 0 0
1st Chi Ron Neely 1 yard run Kick 7 - 0
3rd Chi Ron Neely 1 yard run Kick 14 - 0
4th Chi David Ginther 8 yard run Kick 21 - 0
4th Chi Safety: Wiggins tackled in the end zone x 23 - 0
  CHS War

1st Downs

16 7

Rushing

51/232 51

Passing

5/10-56 6/14-45

Int

2 0

Fumbles

0 0

Penalties

4/50 3/21

Interceptions
Ben Willard, Steve Coult
Blocked Punts - 3

Rushing Receiving
Ron Neely 32/218 Jim Lionberger 3/43
Ron Keith 1/11 Ron Neely 1/8
John Cook 2/6 Ben Willard 1/5
Ben Willard 3/4 Punting
David Ginther 7/1 Ron Keith 3/111
Greg Switzer 6/(-8) Kick Offs
Passing Troy Cranmer 5/245
Greg Switzer 5/9-56 Punt Returns
Doug Doughty 0/1-0 Ron Keith 3/20
x Ben Willard 2/10
x Kick Off Returns
x Unknown 1/20
   

NCMC    
Chillicothe 5 - 1 7 - 2
Marshall 4 - 2 6 - 3
Rock Bridge 4 - 2 6 - 3
Brookfield 3 - 3 6 - 4
Moberly 3 - 3 5 - 4
Trenton 2 - 4 2 - 7
Kirksville 0 - 6 0 - 10
All Conference
1st Team
OE - Jim Lionberger
DE - Jim Lionberger
OT - Jon Gilstrap
OG - Troy Cranmer
QB - Greg Switzer
NG - Ron Neely
Honorable Mention
OG - Steve Coult
LB - Steve Count
DB - Ben Willard
RB - David Ginther
RB - Ron Neely
OE - Eugene Melte
DE - Craig Myers
LB Troy Cranmer
All District
OE - Jim Lionberger
DE - Jim Lionberger
NG - Ron Neely
LB - Steve Coult
 K - Troy Cranmer
All State
1st Team
NG - Ron Neely
 K - Troy Cranmer
Honorable Mention
OE - Jim Lionberger
RB - Ron Neely
LB - Steve Coult


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