American Football Database
Centenary Gentlemen
First season c. 1909
Head coach
Home stadium [[Centenary College Stadium]]
Stadium capacity
Stadium surface Grass
Location Shreveport, Louisiana
Conference [[|]]
All-time record
Postseason bowl record
Conference titles 2
Colors Maroon and White            

The Centenary Gentlemen football team represented the Centenary College of Louisiana. The school's teams were known as the Gentlemen or 'Gents'. They have not competed in football since 1941.[1] It last competed as a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association.


The school fielded several makeshift teams for the 1894, 1895, and 1896 seasons. In 1898, the school's Board of Trustees banned intercollegiate athletic participation. This ban was instituted due to large losses in football to Louisiana State University that resulted in two Centenary players being hospitalized. In 1901, the ban was eased to allow the college to field a baseball team. Intercollegiate competition at the school was fully restored with the school's move to Shreveport in 1908[2] The 1927 team coached by Homer H. Norton was one of the school's best ever teams,[1] posting an undefeated 10–0 record.

Centenary fielded a college football team until 1941. The Centenary football team was discontinued for the duration of World War II due to budget deficits, and declining fan interest. An attempt to reinstate the football program was halted in 1947.[1]


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