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Yelm High School coach with "M'Loud Brothers." Likely shot on the same day as Fife High School game.


Football team playing on a rainy field. Referee is jumping over a fallen player. A small crowd of spectators is watching in the background.


In November of 1926, the Stadium High School Tigers practice making a goal the hard way, as they try to push a brand new Nash Six Roadster with a football balanced on top. They found the Nash, with its brakes set, hard to budge. The first string Tigers are, left to right, Ned Simpson, "Red" Goble, Mel Black, Paul Anderson (at wheel), Glen Lawson, George Tibbets, Earm Hayden, Les Yansen, Jim DuPree, Bill Simpson, Alvin Shenckell and Joe Hansen. The Nash for the stunt was provided by the Tacoma Nash Sales Co. (TNT 11/7/1926, pg. 5-G) BGN-073 or 074

Football players--Tacoma--1920-1930; Stadium High School (Tacoma); Nash automobile;


ca. 1935. Alt Heidelberg football team at play. They are playing on a field with wooden bleachers and fence in background. Neighborhood buildings and a church steeple are in view. Alt Heidelberg was the name of a brew manufactured by Columbia Breweries in Tacoma and many of the company sponsored teams sported that name.

Football--Tacoma--1930-1940; Football players--Tacoma--1930-1940; Brewing industry--Tacoma--1930-1940; Columbia Breweries, Inc. (Tacoma)--1930-1940;


Stadium vs. Lincoln Thanksgiving Day football game in Stadium Bowl, November 25, 1937. Stadium High School marching band and drill team form what appears to be the letters "IN" on the football field. The goal post, Commencement Bay, and Browns Point are visible in the background. (T. Times 11/26/1937, pg. 1)

Football--Tacoma; Athletic fields--Tacoma; Students--Tacoma; Events--Tacoma; Stadium High School (Tacoma); Lincoln High School (Tacoma); Stadium Bowl (Tacoma); Marching bands;


Pre game military show featuring a formation of soldiers and sailors during the November 11, 1935 Armistice Day Navy-Army Football Game at Stadium Bowl. For Bremerton Sun. (filed with Argentum) (see D410 for more images of the same event.)

Football--Tacoma--1930-1940; Stadium Bowl (Tacoma); Holidays--Tacoma--1930-1940; Military personnel--1930-1940;


Pacific Lutheran College Football Team. Large group of players wearing practice uniforms in four rows on field. (filed with Argentum)

Football players--Parkland; Pacific Lutheran College (Parkland)--1930-1940; Universities & colleges--Parkland--1930-1940; Football--Parkland--1930-1940;


Players from the Derringer School Football team pose with their trophy football after being crowned the 1936 Class B Champions. Pictured with the team is Principal Adams. Photograph ordered by the Tacoma Times. (filed with Argentum)

Football players--Derringer; Public schools--Derringer;


Joe Paglia, St. Martins College grid coach, explains how to hold a football in the art of kicking to three unidentified teenage boys in October of 1938. Noting the lack of powerful kickers in college football, Coach Paglia is seeking to bring back the "foot" in football. A series of football kicking classes, sponsored by the Tacoma Times and Washington Hardware, were given by Coach Paglia at Jefferson playfield over five Saturdays. Mr. Paglia, a great kicker at Santa Clara University, was known as "Coffin Corner Joe" for his extremely accurate placement of the football at the corners of the football field between the end zone and the five-yard line at each end of the field. (T. Times 10-20-38, p. 14-article; T.Times 10-21-38, p. 14-photograph of Mr. Paglia)

Paglia, Joe; Football--Tacoma--1930-1940; Coaches (Athletics); Coaching (Athletics);


Bellarmine High School Midget Football Team. Bellarmine, coached by Leo Eckstein, won the city championship in 1938, 14 to 7 against Lincoln High School. Midget class players were 132 pounds and under. The last city midget championship was played in 1940. Back row, tossing footballs left to right, Bud Peluso, Jim Fitzpatrick, John O'Brien and Roccy Spadafore. Front row, left to right, Dick Hutt, Joe Dargan, John Grasy, Pete Pagni, Joe Devlin, Caesar DeVita and Jack Pickard. (T. Times, 11/22/1938, p. 11).

Football players--Tacoma--1930-1940; Football--Tacoma--1930-1940; Private schools--Tacoma--1930-1940; Students--Tacoma; Bellarmine High School (Tacoma)--Sports;


Coach Ralph Lackey went over play instructions with Clover Park Warriors Jimmy Allphin (standing left), DeVere Bailey (standing right), (crouching, l to r) Mark Pitman, Walter Mienzen and Steve Tish, to help prepare them for the 1941 Pierce County League title game against the Fife Trojans held on Friday November 7, 1941. Going into the game, each team had won six straight league games. The Warriors defeated the Trojans 7-0, winning their first major sports championship. The only touchdown in the game was scored by 208-pound fullback, Steve Tish. (T.Times 11/6/1941 p.17)

Clover Park High School (Lakewood); Football players--Lakewood--1940-1950; Lackey, Ralph; Allphin, Jimmy; Bailey, DeVere; Pitman, Mark; Mienzen, Walter; Tish, Steve; Football--Lakewood--1940-1950; Students--Lakewood--1940-1950;


Tacoma's Washington State College (now W.S.U.) alumni association borrowed two cougars from the Washington state game farm near Steilacoom and paraded them through the streets of Tacoma in December of 1941 to drum up excitement for the big W.S.C. - Texas A&M football game held on Saturday afternoon, December 6th. The big "cats" were housed in a cage mounted on a gaudily-painted truck. The "Evergreen Bowl" game, Tacoma's first brush with big time college football, was attended by 30,000 screaming fans who watched the Southwest Conference Champ Aggies defeat the Cougars 7-0. (T. Times 12/4/1941, pg. 13-alt. photo)

Pumas; Mascots; Football--Tacoma--1940-1950; Washington State College (Pullman)--Associated objects;


The concrete bleachers at Stadium Bowl are empty of people but untidy with scattered litter, probably programs or newspapers, after the annual Thanksgiving Day football game between Stadium and Lincoln High School in 1939. The State Historical Museum building is in the background.

Stadium Bowl (Tacoma); Bleachers--Tacoma; Refuse--Tacoma; Football--Tacoma--1930-1940; Washington State Historical Building (Tacoma);


Pacific Lutheran College football team, players and coaches. Unidentified coach is believed to be Philip G. Strombo, who succeeded Cliff Olsen as the new director of athletics at PLC in the fall of 1942. Strombo, at 41, was a former North Dakota University player and had coached in North Dakota and Oregon.

Football players--Parkland; Pacific Lutheran College (Parkland)--1940-1950; Universities & colleges--Parkland--1940-1950; Football--Parkland--1940-1950;


ca. 1939. Pacific Lutheran College football coach Clifford O. Olson. After the completion of the football season, Tacoma honored Olson by unanimously voting him Sportsman of the Year. The 1939 team finished with admirable record of 7 victories and 1 loss. They were co-champions of the new Washington Intercollegiate Conference and the Associated Press poll named them the Northwest's outstanding small college team. (1940 PLC yearbook "Saga")

Olson, Clifford; Pacific Lutheran College (Parkland)--1930-1940; Football--Parkland--1930-1940;


Stadium High School football. Young man with number 87 on sweatshirt holds bundle of football helmets as he poses for portrait with his foot on a metal wheelbarrow and his hand on a shovel.

Stadium High School (Tacoma)--Sports; Football players--Tacoma--1930-1940;


Fullback for the 1939 Bellarmine football team, Ray O'Leary is frozen in a classic football pose.

Football--Tacoma; Football players--Tacoma--1930-1940; Private schools--Tacoma--1930-1940; Students--Tacoma--1930-1940; Bellarmine High School (Tacoma)--Sports; O'Leary, Ray;


Bellarmine High School won their first city high school championship in 20 years of competition in November of 1947 when they beat Lincoln High School 14-0 at the Tacoma Stadium. It was their first win ever against Lincoln. Their victory over Lincoln guaranteed that the traditional Thanksgiving Day game between Lincoln and Stadium would be the first in 20 years that would not determine the winner of the Tacoma crown.

Football--Tacoma; Football players--Tacoma; Private schools--Tacoma--1940-1950; Students--Tacoma; Bellarmine High School (Tacoma)--Sports


College of Puget Sound 1947 homecoming football game was being played against the Willamette Bearcats. CPS football coach, Frank Patricks, was hopeful that their losing streak would end with the homecoming game. The Loggers had played against, San Jose and Whitman, and had lost those games. Coach Patricks stated that although they had not won a game yet, they had improved from last season.

Football--Tacoma; Football players--Tacoma; Sports & recreation facilities--Tacoma; Universities & colleges--Tacoma; College of Puget Sound (Tacoma)--1940-1950;


Lincoln High School and Stadium High School were playing their annual Thanksgiving Day football game at Stadium Bowl in 1948. More than 16,000 fans attended the game and cheered on their favorite school. View of half time performances; the Stadium High School drum majorettes are performing with the marching band, watched by thousands packed into the bleachers. (T. Times, 11/26/48, p. 1).

Football--Tacoma--1940-1950; Athletic fields--Tacoma; Marching percussion--Tacoma; Students--Tacoma--1940-1950; Drum majorettes--Tacoma--1940-1950; Stadium High School (Tacoma); Lincoln High School (Tacoma); Stadium Bowl (Tacoma);


PLC football players, Metcalf, Times. The football players practice blocking with the help of their coach, Marv Harshman, at Pacific Lutheran College in September of 1947. Norm Cromarty, #68, Reid Ponton, #59, and Dick Mason, #65, watch as Dick Weatherman, #80, throws the block.

Football players--Parkland; Pacific Lutheran College (Parkland)--1940-1950; Universities & colleges--Parkland--1940-1950; Harshman, Marv; Cromarty, Norm; Ponton, Reid; Mason, Dick; Weatherman, Dick;


Times. Coach Frank Patrick gives the team a chalk talk during the pre-game briefing. They are all crowded into the team's locker room. This was Coach Patrick's second season as Logger grid coach. He turned in his resignation at the completion of the 1948 grid season. The loggers won four and lost five during the season. (CPS Tamanawas Yearbook 1948, p.92)

Football players--Tacoma--1940-1950; Football--Tacoma--1940-1950; Coaching (Athletics)--Tacoma--1940-1950; Locker rooms--Tacoma--1940-1950;


Close up of several football players for Grid-Go-Round, Tacoma Athletic Commission, Ed Honeywell. Dick Boyle played fullback for Stadium in 1947 although he had played center the year before. The Tacoma Athletic Commision sponsored the 5th annual Grid-Go-Round in 1947. The game brought together the teams from Lincoln, Stadium, Bellarmine and Clover Park in the local football inaugural. (T.Times, 9/12/1947, p.18; TNT, 9/14/1947, p. A-16)

Football players--Tacoma--1940-1950; Grid-Go-Round (Tacoma); Tacoma Athletic Commission (Tacoma); Boyle, Dick;


Wayne Hanby, a Clover Park High School guard wearing his regulation leather helmet, was ready for action in the upcoming Grid-Go-Round on September 19, 1947 at the Tacoma Stadium. Ten thousand fans attended the 5th annual event, sponsored by the Tacoma Athletic Commission, that pitted Lincoln, Stadium, Bellarmine and Clover Park against one another. Bellarmine came out on top, with Clover Park finishing last. Photograph ordered by the Tacoma Athletic Commission, Ed Honeywell. (T.Times, 9/15/1947, p.11)

Football players--Tacoma--1940-1950; Grid-Go-Round (Tacoma); Tacoma Athletic Commission (Tacoma); Hanby, Wayne; Clover Park High School (Lakewood);


Close up of several football players for Grid-Go-Round, Tacoma Athletic Commission, Ed Honeywell. LeRoy Little played defensive end for the Lincoln team for the second year. The Grid-Go-Round was played as an elimination affair with the four teams drawing for first round opponents, looser playing looser in the third period and the winners meeting in the final stanza. The Lincoln "Railsplitters" were defending champions in 1947. In the other four years of the Grid-Go-Round Lincoln and Stadium have each won twice. (T.Times, 9/12/1947, p.18; TNT, 9/14/1947, p.A-16)

Football players--Tacoma--1940-1950; Grid-Go-Round (Tacoma); Tacoma Athletic Commission (Tacoma); Little, LeRoy;


Stadium High School and Bellarmine High School were getting ready to battle it out for the 1947 City League Title. Both football teams had done exceptionally well during this first part of the season, a tough game was anticipated. The game would be played at Stadium Bowl in Tacoma, view of high school football players getting ready for their big game.

Football--Tacoma; Football players--Tacoma--1940-1950; Athletic fields--Tacoma; Bellarmine High School (Tacoma); Stadium High School (Tacoma); Stadium Bowl (Tacoma);


Ben Cheney's generosity allowed hundreds of Tacoma area youth to participate on basketball, football and baseball teams. Each year his Cheney Lumber Co. sponsored a Sports Award banquet to honor these young people. Several boys in this November 30, 1958, photograph are wearing jackets with the Cheney Studs logo. This year the Studs Midget football team were co-champions along with Lakewood of the Metro Park District league; one boy happily holds onto his individual trophy while others in the group share smiles. Photograph ordered by Gene Anderson, Cheney Lumber Co.

Football players--Tacoma--1950-1960; Awards;

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