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1897 Maryland Aggies football
ConferenceMaryland Intercollegiate Football Association
1897 record2–4 (0–3 MIFA)
Head coachJohn Lillibridge
CaptainJohn Lillibridge
Seasons
← 1896
1898 →
1897 Maryland Intercollegiate Football Association standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Gallaudet 3 0 1     4 1 1
Maryland 0 3 0     2 4 0
† – Conference champion

The 1897 Maryland Aggies football team represented the Maryland Agricultural College (now the University of Maryland) in the 1897 college football season.[1] The team was led by second-year head coach Grenville Lewis.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
October 16Central High School*College Park, MarylandW 24–6
October 20Eastern High School*College Park, MarylandW 4–0
October 30Johns HopkinsCollege Park, MarylandL 30–6
November 13at St. John's (MD)Annapolis, MarylandL 6–4
November 17GallaudetCollege Park, MarylandL 16–6
November 20at Baltimore Medical*L 10–0
  • *Non-conference game

PlayersEdit

The letterwinners of the 1897 team were:[3]

  • James Blandford, guard
  • William Bouscaren, halfback
  • Dorsey Cashell, guard
  • Grant C. Church, end
  • Sam Cooke, fullback
  • Charles Gibbons, halfback
  • Wade Hinebaugh, end
  • Frank Kenly, quarterback
  • John Lillibridge, end and captain-coach
  • Charles Ridgeley, tackle/fullback
  • James Shipley, center

Non-letterwinners:[4]

  • Fred Bell, tackle
  • Vernon Rollins, tackle
  • Ed Speake, tackle
  • Bob Hildebrand, guard
  • Harry Stanford, guard
  • Hanson Mitchell, quarterback
  • Levin Dericksen, halfback
  • George Peterson, halfback

Manager:

  • John Mitchell

ReferencesEdit

  1. David Ungrady, Tales from the Maryland Terrapins, 2003, p. 5, Sports Publishing LLC.
  2. All-Time Coaching Record, College Football Data Warehouse, retrieved July 25, 2010.
  3. All-Time Lettermen, p. 17–22, 2007 Terrapin Football Record Book, University of Maryland, 2007.
  4. Morris Allison Bealle, Kings of American Football: The University of Maryland, 1890–1952, p. 30, Columbia Publishing Co., 1952.
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