1897 Football Game School of Lackawanna and Scranton High Schools
Foot Ball Game Brlweru High School and School of Lnr.k.ivaintn. The hot rivalry existing between the School of the Lackawanna and the Scranton high school teams was a chief topic of conversation in Scranton during the week. There has hardly ever been any athletic event in this city which has challenged such universal at tention. Both teams are strong and the Lackawannas deem themselves ab solutely invincible. Their friends yes terday were offering all kinds of odds that the High School would not score The High School says nothing. Foot ball, as it will be played today at p. m. by these teams, will be free from all objectionable features, as the authorities from both schools insist that the players shall deport themselves as gentlemen and have so instructed them. The officials of the game have been like - ise instructed. Both teams went through their last secret practice yesterday afternoon; the iacnawannas at me armory ana the High School eleven at the park. A large force of men was at work last vening and this morning putting the grounds in condition and they are in excellent shape, as well for the players cs for the audience. All can come feeling secure of comfort. A big crowd of rooters from both schools will add enlivening features to the game. The line - up and officials are as follows : Lackawanna. High School. Conncy Left end Lindsay Vail Left tackle Morse Lewis Left guard Davis Gavin Center Malla Battle Right guard Horan Niemyer Rlcht tackle... Hull. capt. Walsh Right end Battin Bryden Quarterback.. Tewkesbury Ollendyke Left halfback.. O.Williams Hannlhue, capt.Rlght halfback. .. .De Bow Mott Fulback Rice Referee, Ralph Gregory; umpire, Arthur Gunster; linesmen. H. Luxenberger, Me - gargel; timekeepers, M. Rice, Geary. The game will be called sharply at 3 o'clock and will proceed without delays. Cars run to the gate. The field has been roped off and a large force of officers will keep the crowd from encroaching on the field. A large crowd will undoubtedly attend the game.