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1965 Spalding Football Team

Coaches: Merv Haycock, Ron Maestri, Jim Sanders, Wally Sebuck.

Players: Stan Lahood, Mike McGann, Ed McGinnis, Richard McQuellon, Brad Monroe, George Owens, Chuck Petrosky, Pat Roark, Fran Roedl, Ken Schaffnit, Carl Schaidle, Duff Seyller, Gary Simon, Greg Spalding, Don Stephens, Lynn Sterling, Dick Vogelsang, John Vogelsang, Jim Vonachen, John Voorhees, George Alexander, Steve Anderson, John Appleby, Steve Banister, Jim Bartolo, bob Beckman, Dave Breese, Bob Brophy, Mike Cowan, Dan Dillon, Jim Donahue, Terry Dunne, Dan Echold, Mike Gilfillan, Joe Gilfillan, Mike Heinz, Rich Henneberry, Ralph Herman, Perry Herman, Jim Hinton, Dave Jochman, Larry Keach, Mike Kelly, J. Patrick Kelly, Mike Kenny.


Spalding's 9-0-1 season was Coach Merv Haycock's first undefeated Irish team and Spalding's first in 21 years. Led by Dick McQuellon, the team featured Brad Monroe, Mike Gilfillan, Bob Beckman, John Appleby and Mike Kelly. The only tie was a 7-7 standoff with unbeaten Pekin before 10,162 fans at Peoria Stadium.