Tuesday, October 26, 2010
The 1939 Orrville Red Rider Football Team
It's always a good day when pictures like this show up in your inbox. The following three pictures are from the 1939 & 1940 seasons. Thanks to the dedicated reader who took time to send them in.
The 1940 team was the first Orrville team to finish the season with no losses or ties. There were two teams prior that went unbeaten (1924 & 1939), but not untied.
They beat Wooster in the final week, 13-7 to put the wraps on an 8-0 season.
This is what "Red Rider Tradition" looks like. Enjoy. The uniforms are a thing of beauty too. The jersey's look darker than the pants. Perhaps the jerseys were black with red numbers and the pants were red? Love that shoulder yolk too with red & white stripes and the leather helmets.
The following picture corresponds with the one above. Pay attention to the note that lists Lowell "Chub" Bradford as an All-Ohioan. He's the second player from the right on the offensive line in the picture above. Compare his size to the other linemen. Is it any wonder he was an all-state player? That's the kind of guy you want lead blocking. The quintessential left tackle.