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History of Pro Football in Western New York

  1918 Buffalo Semi-Professional Football League

 

Regular Season Attendance
October 6, 1918 Hydraulics 31, South Parks 0 n/a*
October 20, 1918 Hydraulics vs. Niagaras Cancelled**
  Pierce-Arrows vs. Pittsburgh Colored Stars Cancelled**
October 27, 1918 Pierce-Arrows 31, Pittsburgh Colored Stars 0  n/a
  Niagaras 20, Hydraulics 0  n/a
November 3, 1918 Niagaras 27, Pierce-Arrows 0  n/a
  Hydraulics 48, Pittsburgh Colored Stars 6  n/a
November 10, 1918 Pierce-Arrows 0, Hydraulics 0  n/a
  Niagaras 24, Pittsburgh Colored Stars 0  n/a
November 17, 1918 Pittsburgh Colored Stars 7, Pierce Arrows 0  n/a
  Niagaras vs. Hydraulics Postponed***
November 24, 1918 Niagaras 18, Hydraulics 7 n/a
  Pierce-Arrows 6, Pittsburgh Colored Stars 0  n/a
November 28, 1918 Niagaras 20, Pierce-Arrows 0  n/a
  Pittsburgh Colored Stars vs. Hydraulics  Cancelled
December 1, 1918 Hydraulics vs. Pittsburgh Colored Stars  Cancelled

* Non-League Game
** Games cancelled due to the Hun Flu epidemic. The public health department banned all public gatherings.
*** Postponed due to heavy rain.

 

 

1918 Hydraulics
Coach: Joseph P. Hollarn
Record: (1-2-1 League) (2-2-1 Total)

Name GP/GS Position
Anderson* 1/1 LG
Bender* 3/3 C
Jack Bilger* 5/5 LHB-FB
Bonnor 3/3 LE-RHB
"Pike" Cole 1/1 RG
Cooney* 1/1 RG
Jack Dempsey 4/3 LT-RT-RE
Vince Donovan 2/2 LHB-RHB
H. Dooling* 5/5 QB-RHB
Feeley 1/0 RE
Fox 2/2 C
Gogan* 3/3 LE-RE
Joe Hollarn* 4/2 LE-RE
Ray Mahaney* 3/3 QB-RHB
McGloin 3/3 LG-RG
Mills 1/1 LG
Newman 3/3 LT-RT
O'Connell* 5/5 LT-LG-RG-RT
Paske* 1/1 RE
Reiburg* 3/3 LT-RT
Schlagter* 4/3 RT-LHB-FB
Tony Schasre 2/2 RE-LHB
Skuell 1/0 RE

*Includes non-league game.

 

 

1918 Niagaras
Manager: Warren D. Patterson
Coach: Ernest "Tommy" Hughitt
Record: 5-0-0

Name GP/GS Position
Wesley Abbott 5/5 C
Chet Amos 5/5 LHB-RHB-FB
Cogswell 1/1 LE
Deter 1/1 RT
DeVoe 1/1 RT
Dimmick 1/1 RG
Hoyt 3/3 LT
Ernest "Tommy" Hughitt 5/5 QB
Liddle 3/3 LHB-RHB-FB
Howard "Barney" Lepper 4/4 FB
Harold McDermott 2/2 LE-LT
Warren D. Patterson 1/1 LG
Rudy Probst 1/1 RT
John Rupp 4/4 LT-LT-RT
Rook 1/1 LG
Smith 1/1 LG
Joe Stiglmeier 4/4 RT-LHB-RHB
Timlin 2/1 LE-LHB
George Voss 4/4 RG
Yeates 4/3 LE-RE

 

 

1918 Pierce-Arrows
Coach: Raymond J. Fisher
Record: 2-3-1

Name GP/GS Position
Bailey 1/1 LT
Barbara 6/6 LG-RG
Britt 2/2 RT
Cavello 3/3 LHB-RHB-FB
Coley 1/1 LE
Crawford 1/1 LE
Cummins 2/2 LHB
Gene Dooley 6/6 QB
Dushan 6/5 RT-RE
Raymond J. Fisher 1/1 RT
Geel 1/0 RG
Gray 4/4 LT-RG-FB
Bob Green 2/1 RT-FB
Gunyon 1/1 RHB
Harder 4/3 LE-LT-RE
Hearst 2/2 LT-RT
Doug Jeffrey 2/2 FB
Latona 5/4 LHB-RHB
Lawson 5/5 LE-C
Lynch 4/4 LE-RE-LHB-RHB
Russ Monkhouse 6/6 LG-C-RG-RT-FB
Mungold 1/1 LHB
Rooney 3/2 C-RG
Strauss 1/1 RG
Thornley 3/2 LE-LT-LG

 

 

1918 Pittsburgh Colored Stars
Coach: Poodry
Record: 1-4-0

Name GP/GS Position
Phil Bradley 1/1 C
Burse 5/5 LT-C-LHB
Davis 3/3 LT-C
Gerry 5/5 RT-RE-LHB-RHB
Hickman 3/3 LE-RE
Jackson 2/1 RG-RT
Kittle 3/3 RE-RHB
Miner 4/4 LG-RG
Pierce 1/1 FB
Poodry 5/5 QB-FB
A. Robinson 3/2 LE-RE-RHB
K. Robinson 1/1 QB
Jack Scott 5/5 LG-RG-RT
Smith 4/4 QB-LHB-FB
Snow 1/1 RT
A. Talchief 2/2 LE
W. Talchief 3/3 LT-RT
Valentine 2/1 LG-RT
White 1/1 LG
Williams 4/4 LE-QB-LHB-RHB

 

All text taken from the Development of Pro Football in Western New York by Ken Crippen


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