1921 Detroit Junior College football team

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1921 Detroit Junior College football
Conference Independent
1921 record 6–0–2
Head coach David L. Holmes (4th season)
Captain Hazen Dever
Home stadium Grindley Field
Seasons
← 1920
1922 →

The 1921 Detroit Junior College football team represented Detroit Junior College (later renamed Wayne State University) as an independent during the 1921 college football season. In their fourth year under head coach David L. Holmes, the Detroit team compiled a 6–0–2 record, did not allow any of its opponents to score, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 165 to 0.[1]

The season opener against Assumption College was played in Canada at Sandwich.[2] The Central Michigan game was played on Thanksgiving Day at Grindley Field in Detroit.[3]

On December 9, 1921, the student council held a banquet and dance in honor of the football team for having not allowed a point to be scored against them during the 1921 season.[4]

Hazen Dever was the team captain.[5] Other players included Cameron Cunningham, Jack Duncan, Newman Ertell, Norm Heym, Raymond Humphrey, Harold Grant Iler, Russell Lightbody, Thomas MacKay, and M. Cole Seager, and players with the surnames Allen, Becklein, Boyd, Breslin, Grant, Grove, Johnson, Monihan, Plauman, and Richards. Frank Olney was the manager.[6]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultSource
September 24at Assumption CollegeWindsor, OntarioW 26–0[7]
October 1Ferris InstituteCancelled[8]
October 8Alma College
T 0–0[9]
October 15Baldwin-Wallace
  • Grindley Field
  • Detroit
W 28–0[10]
October 29Michigan State Normal
  • Grindley Field
  • Detroit
W 3–0[11]
November 5Olivet College
  • Grindley Field
  • Detroit
W 26–0[12]
November 12Grand Rapids Junior College
  • Grindley Field
  • Detroit
W 39–0[13]
November 19at ToledoToledo, OHW 13–0[14]
November 24Central Michigan
  • Grindley Field
  • Detroit
T 0–0[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Wayne State University. pp. 111, 114. Retrieved September 20, 2016. 
  2. ^ "D. J. C. Picks Hard Team In Canucks". Detroit Free Press. September 24, 1921. p. 15 – via Newspapers.com. 
  3. ^ a b "Junior Ties Teacher Team: Neither Eleven Scores in Muddy Fray at Grindley Field". Detroit Free Press. November 25, 1921. p. 13. 
  4. ^ "Victorious '11' To Dine, Dance: Junior College Folk Plan Fete for Athletes". Detroit Free Press. December 4, 1921. p. 82 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ 2016 Media Guide, p. 112.
  6. ^ 2016 Football Media Guide, pp. 118-121.
  7. ^ "Juniors Win From Assumption, 26-0". Detroit Free Press. September 25, 1921. p. 27. 
  8. ^ "Juniors Run Into Schedule Trouble". Detroit Free Press. September 27, 1921. p. 13 – via Newspapers.com. 
  9. ^ "Juniors Tie With Alma". Detroit Free Press. October 9, 1921. p. 26. 
  10. ^ "Juniors Down Ohioans, 28-0". Detroit Free Press. October 16, 1921. p. 25. 
  11. ^ "J.C. Defeats State Normals". Detroit Free Press. October 30, 1921. p. 24. 
  12. ^ "Junior Bumps Olivet Hard". Detroit Free Press. November 6, 1921. p. 24. 
  13. ^ "Detroit Wins Junior Title". Detroit Free Press. November 13, 1921. p. 23. 
  14. ^ "Junior Better On Muddy Lot: Detroit Collegians 'Outswim' University of Toledo by 13 to 0 Count". Detroit Free Press. November 20, 1921. p. 26.