1897 Maryland Aggies football team

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1897 Maryland Aggies football
1897 Maryland football team.jpg
Conference Maryland Intercollegiate Football Association
1897 record 2–4 (0–3 MIFA)
Head coach John Lillibridge
Captain John Lillibridge
Seasons
← 1896
1898 →
1897 Maryland Intercollegiate Football Association standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Gallaudet $ 3 0 1     4 1 1
Maryland 0 3 0     2 4 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1897 Maryland Aggies football team represented the Maryland Agricultural College (now the University of Maryland) in the 1897 college football season.[1] The team was led by second-year head coach Grenville Lewis.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site Result
October 16 Central High School* College Park, Maryland W 24–6  
October 20 Eastern High School* College Park, Maryland W 4–0  
October 30 Johns Hopkins College Park, Maryland (Rivalry) L 30–6  
November 13 at St. John's (MD) Annapolis, Maryland L 6–4  
November 17 Gallaudet College Park, Maryland L 16–6  
November 20 at Baltimore Medical* Electric ParkBaltimore L 10–0  
All times are in Eastern Time.

Players[edit]

The letterwinners of the 1897 team were:[3]

  • James Blandford, guard
  • William Bouscaren, halfback
  • Dorsey Cashell, guard
  • Grant C. Church, end
  • Sam Cooke, fullback
  • Charles Gibbons, halfback
  • Wade Hinebaugh, end
  • Frank Kenly, quarterback
  • John Lillibridge, end and captain-coach
  • Charles Ridgeley, tackle/fullback
  • James Shipley, center

Non-letterwinners:[4]

  • Fred Bell, tackle
  • Vernon Rollins, tackle
  • Ed Speake, tackle
  • Bob Hildebrand, guard
  • Harry Stanford, guard
  • Hanson Mitchell, quarterback
  • Levin Dericksen, halfback
  • George Peterson, halfback

Manager:

  • John Mitchell

References[edit]

  1. ^ David Ungrady, Tales from the Maryland Terrapins, 2003, p. 5, Sports Publishing LLC.
  2. ^ All-Time Coaching Record, College Football Data Warehouse, retrieved July 25, 2010.
  3. ^ All-Time Lettermen, p. 17–22, 2007 Terrapin Football Record Book, University of Maryland, 2007.
  4. ^ Morris Allison Bealle, Kings of American Football: The University of Maryland, 1890–1952, p. 30, Columbia Publishing Co., 1952.