Hal Lindsley, Oregon City
Hal Lindsley played in the Battle for the Bridge game in 1945. 70 years ago he was a member of the Oregon City Pioneers football team that defeated the Lions 14-6. He was honored to play on both the defense and offense during the game and remembers the coach asking him to punt on 3rd down. Hal also remembers the hits that he got in on the Lions. After he graduated in 1946 Hal went into the Army. After the service in 1947 he entered the University of Oregon where he was a member of the frost football team until an ankle injury ended his career. Hal says all of the friends he made at both West Linn and Oregon City are still friends today.
Ron Chappell, West Linn
Ray played in the Jesuit-Holy Cross rivalry his sophomore, Junior and senior years. As captain of the 1943 squad, Ray led his team to an 18-14 victory over Holy Cross, an undefeated season and the Louisiana State Championship. In the Holy Cross – contest, Ray alone picked up more yards than all of the Tiger ball carriers combined. His 70-yard touchdown run in the third quarter proved to be the game’s winning play. Ray went on to star for LSU, playing alongside future NFL Hall of Famer Y.A. title. Ray also played for two years in the NFL before returning to his alma mater to coach and teach. He served as Jesuit’s head coach from 1966-1970, retiring in 1988 after a 33-year career.