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1947 Bethlehem Bulldogs (AFL)

1st place • Western Division • 8-1-0 .889
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Head Coach: Leo Prendergast
Birney CrumAssistant Coach
Charlie GauerAssistant Coach
SCORES
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendance
Fri8/22/1947NPittsburgh Steelers0-28LErie, PAMemorial Stadium7559
Wed9/3/1947NWilkes-Barre Barons34-0WAllentown, PA7500
Wed9/10/1947HBloomfield Cardinals35-6WBethlehem, PALiberty Stadium7000
Wed9/17/1947HPhiladelphia Eagles7-42LBethlehem, PALiberty Stadium8500
Wed9/24/1947NPaterson Panthers27-14WAllentown, PA
Sun9/28/1947AJersey City Giants16-20LJersey City, NJRoosevelt Stadium
Wed10/1/1947HLong Island Indians34-12WBethlehem, PALiberty Stadium6500
Wed10/8/1947HWilkes-Barre Barons26-20WBethlehem, PALiberty Stadium9000
Wed10/15/1947HBloomfield Cardinals43-13WBethlehem, PALiberty Stadium9000
Mon10/20/1947APaterson Panthers20-0WPaterson, NJHinchliffe Stadium8500
Wed10/22/1947HWilmington Clippers42-0WBethlehem, PALiberty Stadium11000
Wed10/29/1947HJersey City Giants13-0WBethlehem, PALiberty Stadium11000
Sun11/2/1947ARichmond Rebels14-21LRichmond, VACity Stadium4000
Sun11/9/1947AWilkes-Barre Barons46-0WWilkes-Barre, PAArtillery Park3000
Sun11/16/1947ABloomfield Cardinals26-7WBloomfield, NJFoley Field8000
Sun11/23/1947AWilmington Clippers-Wilmington, DEWilmington Park
Wed12/3/1947AVineland Senators28-7WVineland, NJGittone Memorial Stadium1200
League Championship
Sun12/7/1947APaterson Panthers23-7WPaterson, NJHinchliffe Stadium10587
Thu1/1/1948NSacramento Nuggets56-0WAlbuquerque, NMZimmerman Field
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
Schedule Notes
11/23/1947Wilmington ClippersCanceled
ROSTER
PlayerNoPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
Johnny Baranchok36HB5-918022none70
Ulysses Cornogg33T6-024024North Carolina; Wake Forest90
Ray Dini10QB5-1119020none84
John DurkoT-E6-423532Albright20
Gorham GetchellLE6-422527Temple33
Pete Gorgone44FB6-022027Muhlenberg83
Henry Gude52LG6-122529Vanderbilt98
Warren Harris15QB5-1016526Missouri Valley95
Mort Hochheiser22C6-221023Ithaca; Temple93
Wally Hopp11FB5-1121024Nebraska96
Billy Kline40LH5-1117021none90
Bobby KurtzHB5-716019none10
Win McConnell84LE6-320823none92
Don McDonald80LE-RE6-220026Oklahoma84
Tom McGeoy31RG-E6-020725Temple71
Bernie Millham64RE-LE6-318526Fordham94
Bill MontgomeryHB6-020524Louisiana State10
Elliott Ormsbee37LH5-1018526Bradley99
Pete Perez62RG-LG5-922023Illinois83
Cammille Piccone49RH6-018526Notre Dame98
Perry Scott83RE6-221030Muhlenberg53
Steve SierocinskiRT6-324524none21
Ray StengelRG-HB5-818023Pennsylvania71
Vern Stiner81LT6-023023Nebraska97
Pete Sukeena70RT6-022222none98
Don Talcott7LT-RE6-223526Nevada-Reno52
Felix Trapani61RG5-1020626Louisiana State95
George Turner55C6-123729Furman96
Joe Wardenski88LT6-322020none81
Walt Zirinsky60RH5-1118727Lafayette91
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thPTS
Team Totals78645458264
Opponents Totals632211473
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Elliott Ormsbee1600096
Don McDonald800048
Wally Hopp700042
Walt Zirinsky2180030
Billy Kline400024
Ray Dini091012
Gorham Getchell10006
Perry Scott10006
Team Totals39273969.310264
Opponents Totals1171163.60073
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Elliott Ormsbee855957.08
Wally Hopp1184313.77
Billy Kline523266.33
Walt Zirinsky1
Team Totals19
Opponents Totals3
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Warren Harris914650.54191810.120.01617.644.4107.5
Elliott Ormsbee12758.317614.725.100.0
Billy Kline2
Team Totals18
Opponents Totals8
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Don McDonald2935912.48
Elliott Ormsbee1552234.87
Gorham Getchell1
Billy Kline1
Perry Scott1
Team Totals18
Opponents Totals8
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Cammille Piccone6498.20
Elliott Ormsbee49122.81
Ray Dini45714.30
Team Totals1
Opponents Totals0
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Elliott Ormsbee34133039.1
Team Totals
Opponents Totals
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Team Totals0
Opponents Totals0
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Team Totals0
Opponents Totals0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Team Totals0
Opponents Totals0
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