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1959 Players:

Jerry Peterson - E

Denny Lynch - E

Dick Nearents - T

Carl Jones - T

Howard Lulling - G

John Propp - G

Perry Morton - C

Sonny Mueller - QB

Joe Warfield - FB

Jay Lemon - HB

Jake Morris - HB

Gary Roberts - HB

Wayne Claremore - HB


FB Joe "the Jet" Warfield leaps over Mike Reopelle



1960 Players


Bud Dowling #40 E

Howard Lulling #56 G

Willie Jones #36 HB

Bud Rhines QB

Rex Dainty HB

Dick Nearents T

Arley Brown C

Jack Morris G

Carl Jones G

Bob Shilds E

Sonny Mueller QB

John Lemon HB

Gary Roberts FB


  Spokane Rams (1959-1961)

Years of Operation: 1959


Overall Record:  0-0


First Game:


First Win:


Final Game:

League Affiliation:  



Team Headquarters:

Originator: Sonny Mueller


General Manager: Sonny Mueller


Coaches: Puggy Hunton (HC-1959) Ken Hill (DC-1960), Jasper Moore (backs-1960)


Home Field(s): Fairgrounds

Titles Won





Puggy Hunton, former Gonzaga University and Gonzaga High coach said the Rams will play the Notre Dame shift offense he used in college and prep coaching and would practice 4-times a week.

In recording their first win of the '59 season, Joe Warfield capped a 55-yd drive with a one-yard plunge in the 3rd Qtr and John Lemon passed to Rex Dainty in the 4th.  Lemon tossed a TD pass to Sherman Chambers in the loss to Monroe on Oct 11.

The team held a mini-banquet at Sonny Mueller's home on Dec 15, 1959 and made plans for 1960.

On Sep 21, 1960 Coach Hunton called off a scheduled game with the Olympics when an agreement couldn't be reached over a violation in player recruitment between the two Spokane teams.  When the met on Oct 23 the Rams were hampered by injuries according to Coach Hunton.

The previous week Rex Dainty returned an interception 55-yds for TD and Willie Jones scampered in from 10 yards out in logging the first win of the season over the Seattle Cavaliers.

1959 Schedule/Results (3-2)  
Sept 20 @ Washington State Penn Steelers 6-26
Oct 11 @ Monroe Reformatory 6-14
Oct 22 - Eastern Washington JVs 14-0
Nov 1 - Spokane Volunteers 14-0
Nov 15 @ Washington State Penn Steelers 14-12
Nov 29 @ Seattle Cavaliers  
1960 Schedule/Results (1-3-1)  
Sep 17 @ Columbia Basin CC 0-18
Sep 25 - Spokane Valley Olympics Cancel
Oct 8 - Wenatchee Junior College 12-43
Oct 16 - Seattle Cavaliers 14-8
Oct 23 - Spokane Valley Olympics 0-8
Nov 6 - Spokane Valley Olympics 16-16
1961 Schedule/Results (3-2)  
Oct 14 @ Yakima Junior College 0-32