1969 Centralia High School Football
The Centralia Sports Hall of Fame
1989 Team Award Winner
ROW ONE: (Kneeling left-right) Dale
Arning, Dewayne “Squeak” Jones, Jim Danielwicz,
Gary Smith, Roland Fetgatter, Ken
Smudrick, Bill Still, Roger Barrow,
Tim Wrinkle, Don Cunningham, Bob
ROW TWO: (left-right) Coach Don
Smith, Mike Hooper,
Dave Enrietto, John Ryan,
Gary Heard, Dean Langenfeld, Rocky
Currie, Tom Miller, Tony Weiss, Mike Steinmann,
Harvey Coe, Barry Kracht, Tony
Castellari, Mike Ellis, Asst. Coach
ROW THREE: (left-right) Harold
Walker, Larry Kiatt, Mark Gibson,
Bill Timberlake, Allan Marcum, Gary
Brown, Don Sensel, Ron Woodard, Ron
Davis, Steve Mohr, Roger
White, Craig Engel, Ed McGee,
Curtis Eagan, Dennis Rose, Randy
Love, Jerome Stack, John Bryant,
Maurice Killon, Tim Roller NOT
PICTURED: Mark Myers, Mgr., Jim
The “Wild Bunch” posted a
perfect 9-0 record as they took all comers
and outscored them by an average of 30 p.p.g.
Gary Robinson rushed for 447 yds.,
passed for 1,242 yds., Mike Steinmann had
receptions totaling 460 yds. to lead the
team on the year.
As the 1969 season rolled around great
things were anticipated as many players
returned from the 1968 season which saw a
Those with high expectations were not
disappointed as the “wild Bunch” posted
a perfect 9-0 record.
With exception to tight two-point wins over
Carbondale and Marion and posting C.H.S’s
first football victory over Cahokia by five,
the rest of the schedule was a cakewalk.
Game scores were: Salem 44-0,
Carbondale 14-12, Cahokia 14-9, Herrin 28-0,
Harrisburg 52-6, Benton 72-0, Marion 8-6,
Mt. Vernon 46-6, West Frankford 34-0.
Gary Robinson rushed for 447 yards, John
Ryan passed for 1242 yds, and Mike Steinmann
had receptions totaling 460 yds. to lead the
team on the year.
They averaged 34.67 points per game, 30 ppg
more than their opponents.
At the conclusion of the season the
individual accolades came pouring in.
Four players were named to all-state
teams: John Ryan, Mike Steinmann, Jim
Danielwicz and Dewayne “Squeak” Jones.
All-South Seven Conference selections
were: Ryan, Harvey Coe, Danielwicz, Jones,
Dale arning, Dave Arning, Dave Enrietto and
Steinmann, Ryan was named WSIU-TV player of
Danielwicz was Southen Illinois
lineman of the year and Steinmann was
Southern Illinois Player of the Year as
named by Evansville Courier.
Don Smith. ASSISTANT COACH: Bill