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Mail Tribune 100

Sept. 14, 1916


The first football game of the season will be played by the Medford high school team September 30 with the alumni. Following this the games come in quick succession — games with Klamath Falls, Grants Pass, Ashland Crescent City and Franklin high of Portland. The big game of the season will be with Ashland, played on the home grounds turkey day.

Other high school squads started training a week ago, and it will be up to Coach Klum to put the Medford aggregation through a month's training and polish in two weeks. The first turnout on the field will be next Tuesday.

Medford's hone, according to Coach Klum, lies only in team work. The team must be made up of at least half raw men, as seven of the letter starts of last season have been graduated or have left the city. Seeley, Thomas and Torney, are missing from the backfield, Phipps from end, Narregan and Lundberg tackles, and Mormile of last year's team.

Those who are expected to be the mainstays of the team this year are Calhoun of the backfield, Billy Mitchell of the line and Rawlings, Wallace and Young and Gentry, whose positions cannot yet be determined.

"We have a chance," said Coach Klum last night, "but we all have our work cut out for us. I can tell more about our prospects after the alumni game. This game is a good early season test for the men. Last year the score was 0-0 and this year the contest promises to be as close. I am going to shoot the work to the boys the first two weeks' training and handicap."


  • Dr. Walker and family of Grants Pass, with Mr. Wolke and family, Lacosta Mangum and other friends, were picnicking in the Applegate valley Sunday and stopped a couple of hours at Rose's, on their way home.
  • John W. Pernoll, the Applegate merchant, was a business visitor in Medford Saturday.