1919 Decatur Staleys season

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1919 Decatur Staleys season
Home field Staley Field
Record 6–1

The 1919 Decatur Staleys season was the first in the team's long existence. It was also the only season in which the Staleys-Bears team was not a member of the National Football League. The team, under George Halas, would become a founding member of that league a year later.


Date Opponent Location Result Score Record Attendance
Sunday, Oct 5 Peoria Tractors Lake View Park Loss 0–3 0–1 1,000
Sunday, Oct 12 Stonington, Illinois Staley Field Win 50–3 1–1 1,000
Sunday, Oct. 19 Staunton, Illinois Staley Field Win 89–0 2–1 1,000
Sunday, Nov 2 Champaign, Illinois Staley Field Win 32–0 3–1
Tuesday, Nov. 11 Taylorville Independents Taylorville, Illinois Win 21–7 4–1 5,000
Sunday, Nov 16 Chanute Field Staley Field Win 61–0 5–1
Sunday, Nov 23 Arcola, Illinois Staley Field Win 40–0 6–1