1925 clipping from,
A Documentary Scrapbook of Football in Frankford,
original source publication not identified.
JACKETS GET SEVERE JOLT
Pottsville Takes Heavy End of 49-0 Score in Last Sunday's League Game
The Frankford Yellow Jackets were dropped a few positions in the National Football League standings as the result of the game last Sunday with the Pottsville Maroons.
This injury, which will be hard felt in Frankford, was in all probability due to the crippled team -- crippled and worn as a result of the strenuous last nine days during which they played five games.
Crowther, regular right end, was out with an injury, and Chamberlin was still out with his bad shoulder. Bill Springsteen was not playing, either, as he has injured his knee.
Even with this serious handicap there were several men playing with injuries. Lowe, running at end, was playing with a pulled tendon, and it was he and Hoffman, burly guard, who made a big percentage of the tackles. Hamer and little Homan also played a bang-up game of football. They often dropped would be touchdown makers, holding the score down, and yet they seemed to lack the pep to run back many punts.
The whole team suddenly buckled up in the final period and held the Maroons to one touchdown. They displayed a fine defense on their own 5-yard line and took possession of the ball on downs.
As for the winners, they scored in every period. First it was Tony Latone who scored, and Berry scored a field goal in the first period. But in the last of this period Frankford held tight, not permitting further scoring. Also in the second period Frankford held them to one touchdown. This was made by Flannigan. Then Frankford had their chance to score. They gained the ball on a fumble and a fifteen yard penalty against Pottsville took the ball well into Maroons' territory. Then Frankford gained a first down on their 20-yard line, but were unable to follow up with success.
The final touchdowns for Pottsville were made by Flannigan, Wentz and Walter French, a former Frankford man.
The defeat was the worst in the history of the Yellow Jackets since the 3-3 drubbing handed the Frankford team at Chicago last season. The score creates a league record for high scores.
Pottsville scored nine points before Frankford got possession of the ball., taking the initial kick-off and the second, and scoring each time with consistent drives down the field. Eleven forward passes were completed by the Maroons before one was grounded.
Substitutions: Frankford -- Carton for Lowe; Jones for Stockton; Sullivan for Fitzke. Maroons: Millman for Latone; French for Millman; H. Stein for Hughes. Referee -- Harman, Army. Umpire -- Hennessey, Brown. Head linesman -- Newell, Penn. Time of periods -- 15 minutes. Touchdowns -- Flanagan, 2; French, 2; Latone, Berry, Wentz. Points after touchdown -- Berry, 4. Field goal -- Berry.