Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Long Ago Football

Football sure looked different -

 Picture back row from left:  George Gumbert, Coach; John Graves, Willard Daughtrey, Watts Franklin, Carlos Grubbs, James Henry, Otis Wheeler, Tower Belt and Ernest Threlkeld, manager;
front row: Hubert Crider, Raymond Boucher, Calvert Small, Harry Moore and Billy Eskew.

This photo was made in 1919 of the Marion High football team.  The first team organized after World War I, according to Calvert Small, who was a member of the team.  Small recalled three important facts concerning the team and the season - it was before the huddle was being used, it was before clipping was illegal, and the team finished the season win less in six starts.  

All the games then were played on Saturday afternoons.

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