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Key Players:

Norm Harding - HB

Pat Hayes, QB

Fred Farrell

Max Etter

Bob Strahl

Tim Conners - HB

Johnny Burnette - FL

Roy Elliot - E

Mervil Kessinger - E

Louie Rupert - T

Jim Jeffries - T

Mike Anderson - G

Ron Mullin - G

Bill Larson - C

 

  Spokane Volunteers (1959; 1961 - 1964)

Front row left to right: Woody Woodward, Bruce Wagar, and Don Gest

Back row left to right: Myrle Nead, Bob Bourbeau and Lyle Tucker

Years of Operation: 1959-1964

 

Overall Record:  1-8

 

First Game: Sep 6, 1964 vs Edmonds Warriors

 

First Win: Nov 8, 1964 vs Seattle Ramblers

 

Final Game:

League Affiliation:  

North Pacific Football League (1962-1964)

 

Team Headquarters:

Owner:

 

General Manager: Mervill Kessinger

 

Coaches: Mervill Kessinger (DC -1964) Ed Justice, Bill Ames

 

Home Field(s): Spokane Fair Grounds

Titles Won

None

 

 

 

 

Bob Strahl got his first start on Nov 8 and led the team to it's first victory with two first half TD tosses.

 

The team began practices at Pines junior high in October 1959 by former high school stars Bob Bourbeau, Art Schoveg, Max Willtzius, Phil Thompson, Mel Clark, Lyle Tucker, Fred Medlin, Don Hjort and Jack Davis among the initial 20 players.

 

The Volunteers and Rams combined teams prior to the 1964 season..

1959 Schedule/Results ()  
   
Nov 1 - Spokane Rams  
   
   
   
   
1964 Schedule/Results (1-8)  
Sep 6 - Edmonds Warriors 0-73
Sep 13 - Seattle Ramblers 0-14
Sep 20 - Fort Lewis Rangers 6-14
Sep 27 @ Tacoma Tyee L
Oct 8 - Bellingham Bell-Jets W FFT
Oct 18 @ Portland Thunderbirds 6-40
Oct 24 @ Tacoma Tyee L
Nov 1 - Portland Thunderbirds 6-21
Nov 8 - Seattle Ramblers 13-7
Nov 15 @ Fort Lewis Rangers 0-68
   
   
   
   
   
   

 

 

 

 

 
 
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