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1969 Season

Mississippi Valley Runner-up — 7-2-1 Record — #7 Ranking Des Moines Register


ROW 1:  Student trainer?, Mike Tompos, John Endresak, #70?, Jeff Weindruch, Charles Curtis, Tom Moller, Kurt Schulz, Student Trainer?  ROW 2: Jerry Walker, Student Trainer?, Rick Kloppenberg, Jim Ries, John Jones, Steve Manning, Jerry Clevenger, Steve Newport, Steve Schaefer, Tom Clarke, Wayne Anthony, Student Trainer?, Student Trainer?  ROW 3:  Trainer Dan Meador, Mike Kutmas, Steve Stuart, Gary Campbell, Ted Schick, Joe Dunning, Rob Zimmerman, Jeff Dykema, Pete Middlecamp, Brian Speidel, Chuck Meador, Coach Bill Jensen.  ROW 4:  Coach George Thuenen, Head Coach Ray Oles, Jay Hakenson, Del Buckles, Mark Gronewald, Jack Mizlo, Scott Walker, Mark Swanson, Dick Hintze, Tom Heizer, Dave Smithson, Jim Rottman, Tom Schlarbaum.  NOT PICTURED: Brad Vaughan #45.

Game Scores/Results

Regular Season
Week #1: (T)
Bettendorf 20, Davenport Central 20
Week #2: (L) Bettendorf 6, Davenport Assumption 19
Week #3: (W) Bettendorf 27, #3C.R. Washington 25
Week #4: (W) Bettendorf 13, Dubuque Senior 7
Week #5: (W) Bettendorf 21, C.R. Kennedy 20
Week #6: (W) Bettendorf 18, Iowa City High 6
Week #7: (L) Bettendorf 19, C.R. Jefferson 34
Week #8: (W) Bettendorf 47, Muscatine 0
Week #9: (W) Bettendorf 35, Clinton 0
Week #10: (W) Bettendorf 34, Alleman 6

Mississippi Valley Conference
Team Standings

Cedar Rapids Jefferson... 7-0
Bettendorf... 6-1 / 7-2-1

Cedar Rapids Kennedy... 5-2
Cedar Rapids Washington... 4-3

Iowa City High... 2-5
Dubuque Senior... 0-6-1
Muscatine... 0-6-1

M.V.C. Coach of the Year
Ray Oles

All-Conference Players
:: Offense [or] Defense ::

1st Team: Scott Walker - Offensive Guard & Defensive Tackle
1st Team: Ted Schick - Running Back
1st Team: Mark Swanson - Defensive Tackle

2nd Team: Mark Swanson - Offensive Tackle
2nd Team: Tom Heizer - Center

Honorable Mention: Brian Speidel - Linebacker
Honorable Mention: Gary Campbell - Running Back
Honorable Mention: Steve Schaefer - Quarterback
Honorable Mention: Rob Zimmerman - Offensive End

All-Metro Players
:: Offense [or] Defense ::

2nd Team: Mark Swanson - Offensive Tackle
2nd Team: Scott Walker - Offensive Guard 

All-Eastern Iowa
:: Offense [or] Defense ::

1st Team: Mark Swanson - Offensive Tackle
1st Team: Scott Walker - Offensive Guard

All-State Players

Scott Walker - Offensive Guard
2nd Team - Des Moines Register

Mark Swanson - Offensive Tackle
3rd Team - Iowa Daily Press Association
4th Team - Des Moines Register

Captains, M.V.P., Managers

Steve Schaefer, Brian Speidel, Mark Swanson, Scott Walker


Brian Speidel - Linebacker


Andy Andrews, Ed Doyle, Tom Olson, Bob Smith, Ted Smith, Jerry Walker

Coaches & Trainers

Head Coach
Ray Oles (3)

Assistant Coaches

Bill Jensen, T
om Schlarbaum, George Thuenen

Dan "Doc" Meador, Scott Treasure, Jr. (Student Trainer)

Miscellaneous Information

• The 1969 contest between Bettendorf and Davenport Central was the first-ever meeting between the two schools
• 2nd place in the [newly] formed Mississippi Valley Conference
• Bettendorf stunned #3-ranked Cedar Rapids Washington 27-25 during Week #3 of the season
Brian Speidel earned Times-Democrat "Prep Player of the Week" during the season
• Bettendorf earned a final ranking of #7 by the Des Moines Register, #8 by the U.P.I., and #9 by the A.P.
• Head Coach Ray Oles named as M.V.C.'s "Coach of the Year"

Category Player Stats 1 Stats 2
Passing Steve Schaefer 65 comp. / 136 attempts for 952 yards 11 TDs; 6 INTs
Receiving Rob Zimmerman
Steve Stuart
18 rec. for 311 yards
23 rec. for 278 yards
3 TDs
4 TDs
Rushing Ted Schick
Gary Campbell
Brad Vaughan
136 carries for 725 yards
103 carries for 503 yards
78 carries for 355 yards
6 TDs; 5.2 avg.
9 TDs; 4.8 avg.
3 TDs; 4.5 avg.
Scoring Gary Campbell 9 touchdowns 54 total points