1917 VPI Gobblers football team

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1917 VPI Gobblers football
Conference South Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1917 record 6–2–1 (2–1–1 SAIAA)
Head coach Charles Bernier (1st season)
Captain Harry Temple Parrish
Home stadium Miles Field
Seasons
← 1916
1918 →
1917 SAIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Georgetown $ 2 0 0     8 1 0
North Carolina A&M 2 1 1     6 2 1
VPI 2 1 1     6 2 1
Richmond 2 1 0     4 2 1
Washington and Lee 2 1 0     4 3 0
Maryland State 2 1 1     4 3 1
Davidson 1 2 0     6 4 0
VMI 1 3 1     4 4 1
St. John's (MD) 0 1 0     0 1 0
Johns Hopkins 0 1 0     0 3 0
William & Mary 0 3 0     3 5 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1917 VPI Gobblers football team represented the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute in the 1917 college football season. The team was led by their head coach Charles Bernier and finished with a record of six wins, two losses and one tie (6–2–1).

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site Result Attendance
October 6, 1917 Hampden–Sydney* Miles FieldBlacksburg, VA W 12–0   -
October 13, 1917 Emory and Henry* Miles Field • Blacksburg, VA W 59–6   -
October 20, 1917 Davidson Miles Field • Blacksburg, VA W 13–7   -
October 27, 1917 at Georgetown Georgetown Field • Washington, DC L 0–28   -
November 3, 1917 Wake Forest* Miles Field • Blacksburg, VA W 50–0   -
November 10, 1917 vs. West Virginia* Huntington, WV (Rivalry) L 3–27   4,000[1]
November 17, 1917 vs. North Carolina A&M League Park[2]Norfolk, VA T 7–7   3,500[3]
November 24, 1917 Roanoke College* Miles Field • Blacksburg, VA W 70–0   -
November 29, 1917 2:45pm[4] vs. VMI Fair Grounds[4]Roanoke, VA (Rivalry) W 6–0   -
*Non-conference game. All times are in Eastern Time.
  • Source: HokieSports.com: 1917 Virginia Tech football schedule[5]

Players[edit]

The following players were members of the 1917 football team according to the roster published in the 1918 edition of The Bugle, the Virginia Tech yearbook.[6]

VPI 1917 roster
Quarterback
  • William Murry Lybrook

Guards

  • Henry Claybrook Lester
  • Walter Weiss Rangely

Tackles

  • Hank Crisp
  • Guy Eugene McNeil
  • Harry Temple Parrish (Capt.)
Center
  • Ralph Purlius Currie

Ends

  • Edwin Lee Roden
  • William Lee Younger

Halfbacks

  • John Rueben Benner
  • Eugene Darrington Bock
  • Philip Aylett Penton
Fullback
  • R. D. Ginney

Substitutes

  • John Franklin Chapman
  • James Thomas Hardwick
  • Victor Henry Miller
  • John Temple Powers
  • Mathew Philip Will
  • Harry Robert Yates

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Techs Are Defeated". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Library of Virginia. November 11, 1917. Retrieved December 13, 2015. 
  2. ^ "South Will See Big Gridiron Contests". The World News. Library of Virginia. November 17, 1917. p. 2. Retrieved December 13, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Techs and Aggies Tie". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Library of Virginia. November 18, 1917. Retrieved December 13, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Roanoke Alive With Visitors For Big Annual Football Battle Between Techs and Cadets Today". The World News. Library of Virginia. November 29, 1917. p. 1. Retrieved December 13, 2015. 
  5. ^ Virginia Tech Football Past Schedules "1917–1918". Virginia Tech Sports Information Department, Hokiesports.com. Accessed December 10, 2015.
  6. ^ "The Bugle 1918" (PDF). Virginia Tech Bugle. 1918. Retrieved 2015-12-13.