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1968 Roster:

10 Jesse Kaye, QB

23 Bob Wilson, HB

30 Brian Magnuson, HB

44 J. Thompson, FB

50 Tom Mitrakos, C

55 Tom Hedemark

60 Tom Stephens

64 Tom Baltzer, T

66 Henry Harris, G

75 Ray Miller, T

76 Bud Fernandez, G

81 Pat Brosnan, E

85 Jim Gray, E

 

Tom Hedemark, DT

Herman Lewis, WR

Ray Calcagno, QB

 

 

 

 

1969 Roster:

10 Tim Jones, QB

11 John Pappas, QB

11 Danny Holman, QB

12 John Tardy, CB

13 Ken Gorney, QB

20 Bob Pederson, FS

21 Dick Johnson

22 Ben King, RB

23 Bobby Wilson, WR

24 John Foruria, SS

25 Lowey Allen, P

25 Jim Williams, WR

26 Noki Fuimaono, HB

28 Eugene Leach, WR

32 Ken Smith, FB

34 Tom Roach, PK

40 Hank Hamblen, SS

40 Ken Dotson, CB

41 Bob Womack, CB

43 Rob Young, FB

44 Laurie Green, CB

45 Larry Thatcher, WR

50 Carl Heilman, LB

55 LaVerie Pratt, LB

60 Tom Stephens, C

61 Darryl Barratt, LB

62 Ron Quincy, G

63 Dennis Downey, G

63 Pete Travis, C

64 Pat Fee, T

66 Ron Howard, G

70 Jack Rust, T

71 Doug Gosnell, G

72 Bill Kindricks, T

75 Doyle McGraw, T

76 Ray Miller, T

77 Wendell Jones, E

78 Bill Austin, T

79 Bill Ackman, T

80 Mike McLean, E

80 Karl Sneider, SE

81 Clarence Wiggins, E

82 Frank Lawson, E

82 Jerry Ahlin, TE

83 Jonn Lavin, LB

 

 

  Spokane Shockers (1969)

 

Years of Operation: 1969

 

Overall Record

 

First Game:

 

First Win:

 

Final Game:

League Affiliation:  

Continental Football League (1968 - 1969)

 

 

Team Headquarters: Davenport Hotel

Owner: Inland Empire Sports, Inc..

 

General Manager: Don McKeta

President:  Richard O'Neill

Public Relations: Colin Kilburn

 

Coaches: Don McKeta (1968 HC); Don Anderson (1968 head asst); Ray Miller (1968); Bob Pederson (1968); Dick Harris (1969)

 

Home Field(s): Albi Stadium

Titles Won

None

 

 

 

Honors

 

All-League

Tom Mitrakos, C (1968 CFL All-Star)

Pat Brosnan, WR (1968 CFL All-Star)

Dewey Allen, P (1968 CFL All-Star)

Tom Roach, PK (1968 CFL All-Star)

Ray Miller, OT (1969 CFL Pacific All-Star)

Jerry Ahlin, TE (1969 CFL Pacific All-Star)

Noki Fuimaono, HB (1969 CFL Pacific All-Star)

 

 

 

Tom Sparlin, QB (University of Washington)

 

 

 

 

Beginning in March of 1968, Don McKeta, former head coach of the Victoria Steelers, held informational and instructional seminars on football to prepare Spokane for the CFL franchise. McKeta had requested the transfer of the Victoria, BC franchise to Spokane which petitioned the CFL to be relocated.

 

McKeta reported in June of 1968 that he had 35 players still on his roster from the 1967 Victoria Canadian Football League, plus working agreements with the San Francisco 49ers, the British Columbia Lions and the Calgary Stampeders.

 

In a Nov 16, 1968 loss, Kenny Stabler, signed Nov 6, finally got into the action but couldn't get the Shockers rolling even though he was 7 of 10 passing. Stabler had been named the starter against the Ramblers the week prior but only managed 10 of 29 for 71 yards.

 

In April of 1969 Hugh "Bones" Taylor, a veteran of more than 30 years in professional football as a player and coach was selected as new coach of the Shockers.

 

Spokane lost a heartbreaker to Seattle on Oct 14 when Tom Kennedy connected with Jim Paul for a TD as the clock read :22 remaining in the game.  11,102 fans attended "Kids Night" at Seattle's Memorial Stadium.

 

 

 

 

1968 Schedule/Results (3-9):  
Aug 24 - Sacramento Capitols (exhibition) 0-14
Aug 31 - Michigan Arrows 35-7
Sep 9 - Orange County Ramblers 0-19
Sep 16 - Seattle Rangers 10-44
Sep 24 @ Sacramento Capitols 3-31
Sep 29 @ Seattle Rangers 24-17
Oct 6 - Sacramento Capitols 17-14
Oct 22 @ Sacramento Capitols 14-10
Oct 27 - Seattle Rangers 13-17
Nov 3 @ Alabama Hawks 12-44
Nov 8 - Orange County Ramblers 13-28
Nov 16 - Sacramento Capitols 6-27
Nov 23 @ Orange County Ramblers 14-34
   
1969 Schedule/Results (5-6):  
Aug 23 - Las Vegas Cowboys 13-21
Aug 30 - Chicago Owls 9-33
Sep 7 @ Portland Loggers 14-32
Sep 20 - Portland Loggers 23-17 OT
Sep 27 - Seattle Rangers 21-31
Oct 4 @ Chicago Owls 30-14
Oct 14 @ Seattle Rangers 12-14
Oct 21 @ Sacramento Capitols 17-6
Oct 28 @ Las Vegas Cowboys 21-28
Nov 4 - Seattle Rangers 24-7
Nov 16 @ Portland Loggers 59-27
Nov 23 - Sacramento Capitols 10-13
 

 

*CFL Playoffs

 

**CFL Championship

 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

 

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Pete Travis signs with Edmonton Eskimos (Nov 1969)

 
 
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