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Puggy Hunton (1942)


  Spokane Manlowes (1942)


Years of Operation: 1942


Overall Record


First Game:


First Win:


Final Game:

League Affiliation:  

Northwest War Industries Football League



Team Headquarters: 

Spokane, WA

Owner: John Manlowe


General Manager: Puggy Hunton


Coaches: Puggy Hunton


Home Field(s): Gonzaga Stadium

Titles Won










Key Players for 1942:

End Gene Whitnet

End Bob Johnson

Tackle: Dick Benion (Univeristy of Utah)

Tackle: Jim Bryant (Gonzaga)

Center: Bob Myers (Nebraska high school star)

QBack: Ralph Bockmeier (Eastern Washington)

Back: Leland Ditto

Fullback: Ted Stanek

Fullback: Ralph Brown

Don Collins - QB


John Manlowe spent about $2400 outfitting his team for the 1942 season.  A year later in his warehouse, packed neatly in big boxes:  24 football suits, 27 pairs of football shoes, sweat shirts, helmets, shoulder pads, socks - everything it takes to tog up a grid team.  But no team.  The league collapsed and he was left with gear he couldn't peddle to high schools which didn't have enough players to fill their own gear.



1942 Schedule/Results (1-3-1):

Sep 20 - Seattle Shipbuilders 7-6
Sep 27 - Vancouver Warcos 0-9
Oct 11 - Seattle Shipbuilders 0-33
Oct 18 - Vancouver Warcos 20-20
Oct 25 - Portland Boiliermakers 6-68
Nov 8 @ Portland Boilermakers 0-33







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