Windber High School Class of 1954 (link)
ROW 1-Zindash, Kanas, Kephart, E. Hordubay, Hunt, Fagan, Greene, Sombronski, Hudy, Baughman, Keller, Halcovich, Facciani, Hajnos;
ROW 2-Miller. Hancharik, J. Hordubay, Bundy, Honadle, J. Kush, Winas, Spinazzola, Nelson, Toth, Foltz, Dutzman, Beckey;
ROW 3-R. Brutts, Salko, Kondas, Bertsel, Spadone, Smutko, Lewark, Gahagan, Zeigler, Seese, DePolo, J. Brutts, Hritz, Finnegan, DeMarco;
ROW 4-S. Kush, Clark, Sendek, Wargo-Managers; J. Kawchak, J. Lochrie. A. Atty, Coaches.

VARSITY RECORD
Windber
Windber
Windber
Windber
Windber
Windber
Windber
Windber
Windber
Windber
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
28
35
48
12
60
41
0
26
46
46
Shade Township
Altoona
Johnstown Catholic
Johnstown
Portage
Conemaugh Township
Adams
Punxsutawney
Somerset
Richland
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
12
6
0
6
13
0
6
19
13
0
9 Wins - 1 Loss
S. Kush, H. Clark, J. Sendek, E. Wargo: Managers
J. Lochrie, J. Kawchak
"What next, Coach?"
A. Atty engrossed in thought at half-time.
Dr. Benshoff, J. Flori, J. Polansky-tense before the action.
R. Mickle-faculty
go-getter.
BILL KELLER-Center EDWARD HORDUBAY-Tackle
ROBERT HUDY- Halfback TERRY FAGAN-Fullback CHARLES BAUGHMAN-End TOM KANAS-Guard
GERALD GEPHART-Tackle JOHN SOMBRONSKI-Tackle DUDLEY HUNT-Tackle FRED GREENE-End
Bob Hudy on the move. Hit 'em again - Harder!


Supreme effort on Tom Kanas' part.
 
This year was considered the best season in six years for the Ramblers and the coaching staff headed by John Kawchak. Only a 6 - 0 upset at the hands of Adams Township spoiled an otherwise perfect season. Instead of getting the team down, this lone defeat seemed to serve as an inspiration to the never-say-die spirit of team and coaching staff. Such spirit was an outstanding feature of the Punxsutawney game when a sure loss was turned into an unexpected but well earned victory, 26 - 19.
The Johnstown-Windber game saw a renewal of an old rivalry in a new setting. After twenty-seven years of playing the game in Johnstown, it was played in Windber Stadium. All the dire predictions as to the inability of Windber to handle the crowd came to nothing, and it went off without a hitch to the tune of 10,000 paid admissions, and a 12 - 6 victory for the Ramblers.
As a team, the 1953 Ramblers didn't have to depend on the performance of one or two players. On the other hand, it was the plugging of such workhorses Bob Halcovich, Bill Keller, John Sombronski, Tom Kanas, Dudley Hunt, Gerald Kephart, George Zindash and Ed Hordubay that enabled the outstanding work in the backfield of Ralph Facciani, John Hainos, Terry Fagan and Bob Hudy, and the completion of so many passes to Charles Baughman and Fred Greene.
However, individual players did come into their share of publicity at the close of the season when the following players received recognition in addition to others who rated honorable mention:

Johnstown Democrat All-Star Teams:
Ed Hordubay-First Team
Terry Fagan-Second Team

Windber Stadium Award:
Ed Hordubay and Bob Hudy

All-State United Press Team:
Ed Hordubay-Second Team

All-State Associated Press Team:
Fred Greene-Third Team



Move aside, boys! Here comes Hancharik.
Windber Opponents Windber Opponents
2,945
223
2,722
359
7.58
61
21
421
3
418
8
155
9
31
16
41
425
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Yards gained rushing
Yards lost rushing
Net yards rushing
Rushing attempts
Average gain rushing
Passes attempted
Passes completed
Yards gained passes
Yards lost passes
Net gain passes
Passesntercepted by
Yards returned int. passes
Ball lost on downs
Fumbles
Own fumbles recovered
Penalties
Yards lost penalties
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----
1,220
327
893
356
2.5
127
36
491
6
485
7
107
14
27
14
34
282
36
342
95
86
7
2
28
24
888
37
297
7
59
2,254
38
271
3,894
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Points after touchdowns
Total points
Total first downs
First downs rushing
First downspassing
First downs penalties
Yards returned fumbles
Punts
Total yards punts
Average yards punts
Yards returned punts
Punts blocked by
Kickoffs
Total yards kickoffs
Average yards kickoffs
Yards returned kickoff
Net yards gained
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3
75
75
57
13
5
0
59
1,602
27
48
0
22
827
37
643
2,176
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