Tri-County Youth Sports Grant
Tri-County Youth Sports Grant Winners
1977 Manual Football Team

Row 1: Man. Kenny Daniels, Scott Elger, Dale Reeser, Billy Reed, Darwin Gulley, Dick Crain, Ernie Baldock, Dan Sweety, Troy Burns, Wayne Welch, Tim Braggs, Frankie King, Marion Young, Otto Waller, Eric McClain, Sam Risby, Man. Greg Cox, Man. Tim Holmes.

Row 2: Coach Dave Cignetti, Coach Dennis Winkler, Tom Persich, Coach Chuck Siebel, Doug Ryan, David Laney, Ned Sheppard, Richard Anderson, Frank Romane, John Cowan, Rick Albritton, Mark Dismuke, Frank Ball, Marvin Neal, Hank Wailer, Phil Jackson, Carlos Armstrong, Kevin Little, Donald Tremmell, Coach Bob Smith, Coach Hal Montviile.

Row 3: Scott Smith, Tim Sturdivant, Dwayne Johnson, Elmer Shulmaker, Joe Moton, Marcus Knox, Barry Moton, Jeff Witt, Steve Graham, Jay Moton, Mark Adams, Norman Wright, Lawrence Roddy, Keith Wails, Gary Samson, Waldo Wright, Robert Lewis, and David Simonsen. Not pictured: Aubrey Moore.

The 1977 Rams were led by All-Staters Mark Dismuke, Joe Moton, and a defense that registered 5 shut-outs and allowed an average of 5.7 points a game. The regular season ended with an undefeated Conference Championship before a loss to LaSalle-Pem in the state play-offs.

Joe Moton Defensive Lineman
Marvin Neal - Wide Receiver
Ricky Albritton - Linebacker
John Cowan - Offensive Tackle
Mark Dismuke - Running Back
Richard Anderson - Offensive Guard
Dick Crain - Defensive Back
Scott Elger - Center



THE 1977-78 RECORD
Manual 43, Pekin 20 Manual 41, Woodruff 12
Manual 13, East Peoria 0 Manual 46, Richwoods 6
Manual 14, Limestone 0 Manual 28, Spalding 0
Manual 21, Maine North 0 Manual 27, Central 20
Manual 14, Bergan 0 Manual 7, LaSalle-Peru 28 (playoffs))