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The Philadelphia Record
November 18, 1901


Coming Match With Philadelphia Eleven Should Be A Hot One.


Both Have Beaten Lafayette by Big Totals and Will Strengthen All Weak Points for This Game.

Judging from the result of the Lafayette-Homestead game at Pittsburgh on Saturday the contest at Philadelphia Ball Park next Saturday will be a hard struggle. The game will practically decide the professional football championship of the United States, as these teams are easily the superior of all other teams. Against Lafayette Homestead scored 48 points, while Philadelphia made but 23 points. But considering that there were but five regular men in the Lafayette line-up and that Cure went out of the game after five minutes of play the comparison in more equal. Coach Newton and the Lafayette players say that the local team have [sic] the strongest line, but that the Homestead backfield is the better. But both teams will be strengthened for this match. Homestead has lately secured Perry Hale, the ex-Yale full-back, and he is but one of a number of stars. Poe, of Princeton; Overfield, of Pennsylvania; Hawley and Bemus Pierce, of Carlisle; and Fultz, Gammons, Richardson and Hunt, of Brown, are all well known players. The Philadelphia team still retains all of its former players, including Wallace, Roller, Bull, Smith, McCloskey, Washburn, Kennedy, Lang, Stehle, Merriam and Bader, and other players may be secured. Neither team has so far been scored on this year, and the game from a scientific standpoint should be the best seen in this city for many years. Local interest is running high, and many hundreds of are already up at even money.

Public Ledger, Philadelphia
November 18, 1901

Other Football Notes

Next Saturday's football game between the Philadelphia and Homestead elevens, at Philadelphia Ball Park, promises to be one of the best and fiercest ever fought on any gridiron in this city. The Homestead eleven has not been scored against for three years, and the local eleven's goal line has not been crossed since its organization. The Philadelphia team will be strengthened by the addition of McCracken and possibly one or two more stars, besides the galaxy already included in its line-up.

The Homestead aggregation comprises such players as Overfield, the Indians Hawley and Bemis Pierce, Poe, Fultz, Gammons, and Perry Hale, last year's Yale full-back. Both elevens have commenced secret practice.