Saturday, October 10, 2015

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Next game for Coach Joe Smith moves him up list

When Joe Smith coaches his 103rd game as Linfield head football coach on Oct. 10, 2015, it moves
him into third on the list of Wildcat varsity football games coached by "recent" Linfield head football coaches.

The Oct. 10, 2015, game is Pacific at Linfield on Linfield’s Legendary Maxwell Field in McMinnville.

Statistical information below is thanks to research by Gerry Painter, Wildcatville contributor, Linfield grad and Linfield football season ticket holder.


=234 games. Ad Rutschman. Started in 1968 season and through final game of 1991 season. 24 seasons.

=183 games. Paul Durham. Starting in 1948 season and through final game of 1967 season. 20 seasons.

=103 games. Joe Smith. Starting in 2006 season and through Pacific game on Oct 10, 2015. He is currently in his 10th season. This number will increase as 2015 season and his Linfield head football coaching career proceeds.

=102 games. Jay Locey. Starting in 1996 season and through final game of 2005 season. 10 seasons.

=91 games. Henry Lever. Starting in 1930 season and through final game of 1942 season. Not consecutive seasons.  He coached 1930-1938 (9 seasons). Wayne Harn coached 1939 season. Lever coached 1940-42 (3 seasons). 12 seasons total for Lever.

=42 games. Ed Langsdorf. Starting in 1992 season and through final game of 1995 season. 4 seasons.

Photo: Joe Smith's signature on a Linfield mini-football helmet signed by all "Streak" coaches.

Saturday, October 03, 2015

Linfield Football at Lewis & Clark 10/3/2015

Recalling Lawrence ‘Larry’ Wolfe, Linfield football and men’s basketball coach

Has a former Linfield head football coach ever coached against Linfield as head coach of another college football team? Yes.

Lawrence "Larry" Wolfe (see photo) was Linfield head football coach 1926 and 1927 seasons. In the 1926 season, Linfield beat Oregon Normal School (now WOU), 55-0, in Monmouth. (WOU says score was 56-0.) In the 1927 season, Linfield defeated Normal, 83-0, in McMinnville.

Wolfe left Linfield and went to Normal and coached football there seven seasons, 1928-1934. In the 1928 season, Normal  beat Linfield, 24-0, in Monmouth. Also in Monmouth, Normal beat Linfield, 27-2, in the 1931 season. The 1932 season saw Normal defeat Linfield, 12-0, in McMinnville.

Wolfe was also head men's basketball coach at Linfield in the 1926 and 1927 seasons. At Oregon Normal (now WOU), he coached men's basketball in the 1928 through 1934 seasons. Thus, he also coached for Linfield vs. Normal and for Normal vs. Linfield in that sport.

In the 2015 season, Jay Locey, Linfield head coach 1996-2005, coached Lewis & Clark College against Linfield in a game played Oct. 3, 2015, on Portland's Palatine Hill at L&C's Griswold Stadium on Fred Wilson Field.  Linfield won, 73-0.

--Photo of Coach Wolfe from the 1929 Normal The Norm yearbook.

Friday, October 02, 2015

Linfield football helmet UCC decal honors Roseburg shooting victims

Linfield, Oregon State and Oregon are among football teams which have black ribbon UCC (Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore.) decals affixed on their helmets honoring those who died, were injured and impacted by shooting 10/1/2015 on the UCC campus.

UCC info here.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Linfield perfect 3-0 versus Boise State

Linfield's Wildcats have an undefeated 3-0 record in football and men's basketball games played versus the Boise State Broncos. That’s one football game and two hoops. 

Led by Coach Ad Rutschman, Linfield football defeated Boise State, 17-7, Sept. 21, 1968, in Boise, Idaho, in the original Bronco Stadium. Boise coached by Tony Knap. 

Some game details in Eugene, Ore., Register-Guard, Sept. 22, 1968:

Also, see a Wildcatville posting:

Led by Coach Ted Wilson, Linfield men's basketball beat Boise State, 90-81 (Mon., March 3, 1969) and 83-80 (OT on Tue. March 4, 1969) in a best two-out-of-three NAIA District 2 playoff series in McMinnville, Ore., in Linfield's Riley Gym. Boise coached by Murray Satterfield.

Some game details in Bend, Ore., Bulletin, March 5, 1969:

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Memorializing Parker Moore of Linfield

Parker Moore of Linfield is memorialized in a Linfield College park-like setting on its McMinnville campus. The memorial is on Lever Street, next to Anderson Hall near the corner of Lever and Boardman Streets. Sitting on the LINFIELD STRONG benches, those visiting the memorial may see the Memorial Fence honoring Moore, a former Linfield football player. They may also see part of Memorial Stadium and Legendary Maxwell Field, on which Parker played for the Wildcats. Wildcatville photos taken 9/25 and 9/28 2015.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Linfielders: Riddle, Riddle and Riddle

If you're looking at this on a smartphone or tablet, the spacing maybe problematic. Keep scrolling to see all of it. 

Gene "Ace" Forman, Linfield football letter winner.
He's formerly of Riddle, Ore.

A former Linfield football starting offensive tackle, Gene is from Toledo, Wash., and now lives in Dallas, Ore.

In August 1966, an auto accident near McMinnville left him paralyzed. He went on to success as Riddle and Days Creek High Schools head football coach.

During Linfield's Pacific Office Automation Hall of Fame banquet on Nov. 7, 2015, Gene will be first recipient of an award named for him. Presented periodically, it will honor perseverance when faced with adversity during the course of his/her life events.

Purchase banquet tickets, $35 each, by calling Linfield Athletics, 503-883-2372.

Ella Riddle, Linfield women's tennis.
She's from Leeds (West Yorkshire), England, via West Linn, Ore., High School.  Linfield women's tennis:

Sam Riddle, Linfield football quarterback.

He's from Hillsboro, Ore., via Century High School of Hillsboro. Linfield football:

PHOTO CREDITS: Ella and Sam from Linfield Sports Info. Gene from Wildcatville.