1898 Sewanee Tigers football team

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1898 Sewanee Tigers football
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SIAA champion
Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1898 record 4–0 (3–0 SIAA)
Head coach J. G. Jayne
Captain Dana Smith
Home stadium McGee Field
Seasons
← 1897
1899 →
1898 SIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Sewanee $ 3 0 0     4 0 0
Auburn 2 0 0     2 1 0
LSU 1 0 0     1 0 0
Georgia 3 1 0     4 2 0
Clemson 1 1 0     3 1 0
Tulane 1 1 0     1 1 0
Kentucky State 0 0 0     7 0 0
Vanderbilt 1 2 0     1 5 0
Texas 0 1 0     5 1 0
Ole Miss 0 1 0     1 1 0
Nashville 0 2 0     0 2 0
Georgia Tech 0 3 0     0 3 0
Cumberland 0 0 0     0 0 0
SW Presbyterian 0 0 0     0 0 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1898 Sewanee Tigers football team represented Sewanee: The University of the South during the 1898 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season. The team was coached by J. G. Jayne in his 2nd year as head coach, compiling a record of 4–0 (3–0 SIAA) and outscoring opponents 56 to 4 to win a share of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association title.

Before the season[edit]

Sewanee was coming off the worst season in school history.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site Result
October 15 Nashville McGee FieldSewanee, Tennessee W 10–0  
November 10 at Texas Clark FieldAustin, Texas W 4–0  
November 12 at Southern A. C.* Athletic Park • New Orleans W 21–0  
November 25 at Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, Tennessee (Rivalry) W 19–4  
*Non-conference game.

[1]

Season summary[edit]

Nashville[edit]

Nashville at Sewanee
1 2Total
Nashville 0 0 0
Sewanee 5 5 10

Sources:[2]

The season opened with a 10–0 victory to avenge last year's loss to the Nashville Garnet and Blue.[3]

The starting lineup was Waites (left end), Jones (left tackle), Bolling (left guard), Risley (center), Claiborne (right guard), Smith (right tackle), Crandle (right end), Wilson (quarterback), Kilpatrick (left halfback), Gray (right halfback), Simkins (fullback).[2]

Texas[edit]

Sewanee at Texas
1 2Total
Sewanee 4 0 4
Texas 0 0 0

Sources:[4]

Sewanee beat Texas 4–0, scoring on a trick play.[4]

The starting lineup was Waites (left end), Jones (left tackle), Risby (left guard), Poole (center), Claiborne (right guard), Smith (right tackle), Crandle (right end), Wilson (quarterback), Kilpatrick (left halfback), Gray (right halfback), Simkins (fullback).[4]

Southern A. C.[edit]

Sewanee at Southern A. C.
1 2Total
Sewanee 11 10 21
Southern 0 0 0
  • Date: November 12
  • Location: Athletic Park
    New Orleans
  • Game start: 3:00 p. m.
  • Referee: Leigh Carroll

Sources:[5]

Sewanee defeated the Southern Athletic Club of New Orleans 21–0. A 12-yard run by Jones made the first touchdown. Davis made the next touchdown. He also scored the third, in the second half.[5] Ormond Simkins made the last touchdown, racing for the goal after William H. Poole blocked a kick.[5]

The starting lineup was Waites (left end), Jones (left tackle), Risby (left guard), Poole (center), Claiborne (right guard), Smith (right tackle), Crandell (right end), Wilson (quarterback), Kilpatrick (left halfback), Davis (right halfback), Simkins (fullback).[5]

Vanderbilt[edit]

Sewanee at Vanderbilt
1 2Total
Sewanee 10 9 19
Vanderbilt 4 0 4

Sources:[6]

The Tigers beat rival Vanderbilt 19–4. Sewell made the first touchdown on a 7-yard run. Vanderbilt's score came on a 40-yard run around left end by Walter H. Simmons.[6] Simkins scored next on a 2-yard run. After the half, Kilpatrick scored on a 2-yard run.[6] The last touchdown was a 35-yard run from Smith.[6]

The starting lineup was Waites (left end), Jones (left tackle), Risley (left guard), Poole (center), Claiborne (right guard), Smith (right tackle), Davis (right end), Wilson (quarterback), Kilpatrick (left halfback), Siebels (right halfback), Simkins (fullback).[6]

Postseason[edit]

Sewanee won the SIAA title.[7]

Players[edit]

Varsity lettermen[edit]

Line[edit]

Player Position Games
started
Hometown Prep school Height Weight Age
"Wild Bill" Claiborne guard Amherst Co., Virginia Roanoke College 6'0" 190
A. H. Davis end
J. W. "Deacon" Jones tackle Marshall, Texas
William H. Poole center Glyndon, Maryland 6'0" 185 18
H. S. Risley guard
Dana Smith tackle
John C. Waties end

Backfield[edit]

Player Position Games
started
Hometown Prep school Height Weight Age
Charles Quintard Gray halfback Ocala, Florida
Rex Kilpatrick halfback Bridgeport, Alabama 6'1" 185 17
Henry Seibels halfback Montgomery, Alabama 5'10" 170 22
Ormond Simkins fullback Corsicana, Texas 5'10" 163 19
Warbler Wilson quarterback Rock Hill, South Carolina 5'10" 154 21

Subs[edit]

Player Position Games
started
Hometown Prep school Height Weight Age
R. G. Arrington
Ralph P. Black
R. E. Bolling
G. G. Cannon
Howard Crandell
Ralph Nesbit
H. M. T. "Bunny" Pearce end
Charles B. Colmore back

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2004 Sewanee football media guide" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-03-09. 
  2. ^ a b "Sewanee Wins". Sewanee Purple. 12 (7). October 22, 1898. 
  3. ^ "Football". Sewanee Purple. 12 (6). October 15, 1898. 
  4. ^ a b c "Sewanee Plays Fine Ball With Texas". The Times-Picayune. November 11, 1898. p. 8. Retrieved May 16, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  5. ^ a b c d "Sewanee Makes The Score 21 to 0". The Times-Picayune. November 13, 1898. p. 8. Retrieved May 16, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  6. ^ a b c d e "Up Goes Sewanee's Purple". The Tennessean. November 25, 1898. p. 5. Retrieved May 16, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  7. ^ http://homepages.cae.wisc.edu/~dwilson/rfsc/champs/Southern.txt