A Century of Ashland Arrow Football
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1907
Record 3 - 0 - 1

Back row: Leo Lersch, Otis Johnson, Capt. Robert Dean, Fred Rollins, Leo Yearick (team manager).
Middle row: Ellsworth Bryce, Neil Bowman, Warren Spreng.
Front Row: Mont Gallaher, Mart Moore, Harold Smith, Paul Ganyard.
         
SCORES       LINE UP
         
AHS
AHS
AHS
AHS
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12
27
Savannah Academy
City Team
Polk
Oakland Athletic
Club of Mansfield, OH
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Leo Lersch
Arthur Rittenhouse
Otis Johnson
LeoYearick
Howard Ward
Fred Rollins
Harold Smith
Martin Moore
Ellsworth Bryce
Warren Spreng
Robert Dean
 

In 1905 President Teddy Roosevelt called a meeting of college leaders to the White to revise the rules of football, so the injuries and deaths would decrease. He, also, threatened to abolish the game thus the NCAA was born. Also, in 1906 the formation of a City Team influenced AHS to organize a squad. Senior center "Colonel" Yearick was instrumental in setting up a schedule. The use of "ringers," outstanding graduates, and college players was frowned upon, nevertheless most teams occasionally used the advantage. On Sat. October 26th at Savannah Ellsworth Bryce exploded on the third play of the game for the first AHS touchdown. A TD was five-points until 1912. The coach was Arthur "Bun" Brindle, a 1905 OSU letterman, and Ashland's ringer. Home games were played at the Fairgrounds of Sandusky Street at Wick and Vine.

 


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