November 19, 1898: Boyertown Tigers' Challenge Ends in Defeat


By Margaret Leidy Harner from her book One Day at a Time: A Social History of Boyertown, PA.

November 19, 1898: The first game of football ever played in Boyertown took place when the Boyertown Tigers challenged a team from Pottstown.

The Boyertown players did some severe practicing during the week and everyone was expecting a spirited contest. Unfortunately, Pottstown won the game 11-0.

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