1898 North Carolina Tar Heels football team
|1898 North Carolina Tar Heels football|
|Head coach||William A. Reynolds (2nd season)|
|Captain||Frank O. Rogers|
|1898 college football independents records|
The 1898 North Carolina Tar Heels football team represented the University of North Carolina in the 1898 college football season. They played nine games with a final record of 9–0. The team captain for the 1898 season was Frank O. Rogers. The team claims a Southern championship.
|October 1||Guilford*||Chapel Hill, NC||W 18–0|
|October 15||North Carolina A&M*||Chapel Hill, NC (Rivalry)||W 34–0|
|October 20||Greensboro A.A.*||Chapel Hill, NC||W 11–0|
|October 29||Oak Ridge*||Chapel Hill, NC||W 11–0|
|November 4||vs. VPI||Winston-Salem, NC||W 28–6|
|November 5||vs. Davidson||Charlotte, NC||W 11–0|
|November 12||vs. Georgia||Macon, GA||W 53–0|
|November 15||at Auburn||Montgomery, AL||W 29–0|
|November 24||vs. Virginia*||Richmond, VA (Rivalry)||W 6–2|
The starting lineup was Tate (left end), Shull (left tackle), Miller (left guard), Cunningham (center), Cromartie (right guard), Bennett (Right tackle), Klotz (right end), Rogers (quarterback), Howell (left halfback), Gregory (right halfback), Graves (fullback).
North Carolina A&M
In the second week of play, the Tar Heels defeated the in-state rival North Carolina A&M 34–0.
Greensboro A. A.
Against the Greensboro Athletic Association, UNC won 11–0.
Oak Ridge was beaten 11–0.
V. P. I.
North Carolina beat Davidson 11–0.
In Macon, the Tar Heels blew out the Georgia Bulldogs 53–0. Tick Tichenor wrote "Such a crush defeat as Georgia sustained at the hands of North Carolina today is almost unparalleled in football".
The starting lineup was Klotz (left end), Shull (left tackle), Cromartie (left guard), Cunningham (center), Phifer (right guard), Bennett (Right tackle), Gregoy (right end), Rodgers (quarterback), Austin (left halfback), McRae (right halfback), Graves (fullback).
|Frank Bennett||tackle||Wadesboro, North Carolina||6'0"||173|
|Herman Koehler||end||Upper Montclair, New Jersey||160|
|Louis Graves||fullback||Chapel Hill, North Carolina|
|Jim MacRae||halfback||Fayetteville, North Carolina||Nashville|
|Frank O. Rogers||quarterback||Salisbury, North Carolina||160|
- "The University Team Defeats Guilford 18 to 0". The Charlotte Observer. November 13, 1898. p. 8. Retrieved August 4, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Carolina Wins A football Game". The Wilmington Messenger. November 5, 1898. p. 1. Retrieved June 3, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Georgia's Team Goes Down Before The Fast Work of North Carolina". The Atlanta Constitution. November 13, 1898. p. 22. Retrieved August 4, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Football Man Tells of Game". The Atlanta Constitution. November 13, 1898. p. 22. Retrieved August 4, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Our Tar Heels Triumphant". The Morning Post. November 25, 1898. p. 1. Retrieved June 3, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.