Indeed, this is a tremendous bunch of uploads by a devoted Alouettes fan.
The footage from the early 1960’s is amazing and at the same time, awful.
On Oct 7 1961, wildly inaccurate QB #25 Gerry Thompkins threw 4 picks to
the same Argo defensive back, #26 Art Johnson, grandfather of Heisman
award winner Mark Ingram, Jr. Related CFL trivia: “Bud Grant still holds the
league mark for interceptions in a playoff game with five in a win over
[justify]Saskatchewan in 1953.” Montreal lost 33-27, alors adieu! to the playoffs.[/justify]
Then on Oct 27 1962, QB #20 Sandy Stephens tossed 4 interceptions just
in the second half, as the Als dropped a very winnable game to the TiCats.
Hall-of-famer RB #28 George Dixon however, had yet another good game.
Here’s his first long touchdown reception, and here’s the second one. Amazing!
Check out the fans going wild along the sidelines, and how Sandy Stephens
flings the ball side-arm, gunslinger-style. Dixon rushed for 62 yards total, to
break the single-season record (Eastern Conference). He had a great season.
In this game, regular placekicker #63 Bobby Jack Oliverwas out of action, so
Sandy Stephens took over on converts and field goals. Montreal’s punter was
backup QB #35 Dave Grosz, former U of Oregon star.
Hamilton alternated #11 Frank Cosentino and #9 Joe Zuger at quarterback.
Here’s a long touchdown by legendary South Dakotan #26 Garney Henley.
Also of note, on Zuger’s first punt, fielded by #17 the invaluable Ed Learn,
the former Alouette #68Angelo Mosca dives in with a late hit, an omen
of his later antics in the 1963 Grey Cup, when he targeted Willie Fleming.