David Melson

Picturing the Past 199: 1915 Football team

Posted Monday, March 31, 2014, at 12:14 PM
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  • Thanks for the old gridiron pictures. With as many sports that are being played in the schools and rec leagues the work that is done to please everyone is often thankless to the staff. But over the years the T-G has spoiled us with the local action as well as state and professional levels.I would like to see pics from the Old Rubber Mill School, BCTS, and any of the other county schools that have won championships esp the Central team that won the CTC in the mid 50's and the BCTS.

    Thank you for all you do on the local level. And Tanks to Gary Johnson for some great spot-on shots of our 2013 Eagles.

    -- Posted by abner_t on Mon, Mar 31, 2014, at 4:50 PM
  • That is super cool!

    I wish I could enlarge it to see the uniforms in better detail...any leather helmets back then?

    -- Posted by espoontoon on Tue, Apr 1, 2014, at 8:09 PM
  • I wrote a series of stories years ago pertaining to the history of sports in Shelbyville and Bedford County. The late Buford Haynes provided the information. This football team and variouos other teams in all sports were mentioned. He didn't want this sports history and some specific sports events to be lost.

    Maybe someone kept this series.

    -- Posted by bomelson on Thu, Apr 3, 2014, at 2:15 PM
  • Some info on line says in Dec. 1924 the students marched from Brandon school across the square and on to Bryant Street and that was the first time Central High is mentioned. There is a very good pic of leather football helmets on Middle Tennessee State Teachers College Football 1916, scroll down to M.T.S.U. memories and 1919 team.

    -- Posted by Cal t on Thu, Apr 3, 2014, at 4:37 PM
  • espoontoon, try this link for a bigger pic.


    -- Posted by cortnerkin on Fri, Apr 4, 2014, at 8:24 PM
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