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Football Teams, 1913 & 1914

Athletics - 1918-football.jfif1913 & 1914 Football Teams

Induction Class of 2018 – 1913 & 1914 FOOTBALL TEAMS

The 1913 and 1914 Clinton High School football teams had a combined record of 15 wins, 2 losses, and 1 tie, and claimed two mythical state championships.  Both teams included CHS Hall of Famers Murble “Merv” Kline, Burt Ingwersen, and Fred “Duke” Slader.

The 1913 team went 8-1 while outscoring opponents 555-56.  They score 116 points in a game versus Keewatin Academy.  At the time, the Clinton Herald called the 1913 squad Clinton’s best of all time declaring, “Never has Clinton had such an all-star aggregation as during the past season (1913).”  Team was coached by Clinton Osborn.

Clinton’s 1914 team had a record of 7-1-1 as they outscored opponents 353-54.  Coach Petersen’s team had five members on the 1st Annual Des Moines Register All-State Team.