1919 Buffalo Prospects season

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1919 Buffalo Prospects season
Head coach Wesley Albott
General manager Barney Lepper
Owner Dr. Walter Savage
Results
Record 9–1–1
Division place 1st NYPFL
Playoff finish W NYPFL Championship vs. Rochester Jeffersons (20–0)

The 1919 Buffalo Prospects season played in the New York Pro Football League and would go on to post a 9–1–1 record. The next year, the team would move into the American Professional Football Association (later renamed the National Football League).

The war and flu restrictions that had hampered the 1918 pro football season were no longer in place, and statewide play reopened after a one-year hiatus. Tommy Hughitt, who led the Buffalo Niagaras to a dominating championship among four semi-pro teams in Buffalo in 1918, initially left for Ohio in an attempt to revive the Youngstown Patricians; after one week, the Patricians folded, and by week 2, Hughitt was back in Buffalo, where he would spend the rest of his life. Hughitt signed with the Prospects, eventually leading them to the state championship.

Schedule[edit]

Game Date Opponent Result
1 September 28, 1919 West Buffalo L 7–0
2 October 5, 1919 Niagaras W 23–2
3 October 12, 1919 Tonawanda Grive-Eldridge W 40–0
4 October 26, 1919 Rochester Scalpers Cancelled
5 October 26, 1919 West Buffalo W 19–0
6 November 2, 1919 LeRoy W 74–0
7 November 9, 1919 All-Syracuse W 23–0[1]
8 November 16, 1919 Watertown Red & Black Cancelled[2]
9 November 16, 1919 Cleveland Panthers W 25–0
10 November 23, 1919 All-Tonawanda Lumberjacks W 12–7[3]
11 November 27, 1919 Rochester Jeffersons[4] T 0–0
12 November 30, 1919 Rochester Jeffersons (replay) W 20–0[5]

Game notes[edit]

  1. ^ Regional quarterfinal.
  2. ^ Under the playoff structure, Buffalo would have played Watertown that week instead of Syracuse the previous week.
  3. ^ Regional semifinal.
  4. ^ Thanksgiving Day game
  5. ^ League championship.

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