|Football Practise To Start Tuesday
Re: Big Green(s)
Football Practise To Start Tuesday
(Coaldale Observer, Saturday, August 20, 1921)
BONNER ISSUES FIRST CALL FOR CANDIDATES AND BIG TURNOUT IS EXPECTEDSURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST MEANS SPIRITED COMPETITION FOR POSITIONS.
Playing Manager Bonner, of Coaldale Football Team, has issued his first call for practise (sic) and candidates for the team will meet at the Town Hall Tuesday evening at 7.00 o’clock for their first work out. Every indication points to a record turnout of aspiring youngsters and with all of last year’s team in the running there will be spirited competition for positions on the team.
Among the new candidates expected are several of last year’s juniors who possess real ability though they may be handicapped thru lack of weight and experience. Schwartz and Waters, of Tamaqua, are also going to give all competitors a run for first team honors, the former being a lineman and Waters a backfield man. Both tip the beam at 190 lbs. and have played two years on the Tamaqua team.
It is not the intention to carry an unlimited number of men this season. The caliber of the candidates and the number from other parts who want to play indicates that the players finally selected must win their positions. The hardest schedule ever attempted by a Coaldale team will be played and to go thru with it will require a better team than we have yet had. To successfully compete with Phoenixville, Shenandoah, Edwardsville and teams of that caliber requires big men and the effort will be made this year to add weight wherever possible.
This doesn’t mean, however, that the smaller man hasn’t a chance. Some of the greatest football players of all time were men weighing under 150 lbs., players who made up in fighting spirit what they lacked in avoirdupois and it is the desire of Coaldale team to give everybody a chance. The more candidates for positions the better the team, and the response to next Tuesday’s call will indicate just how good our 1921 team will be.