The Story of the Dayton Triangles

Dayton Triangles 7
Buffalo Bisons 0

Regular Season Game: October 12, 1924
Attendance: 6,000

The game started with Partlow kicking to Jack Flavin, who returned the kick for 30 yards. The only positive play of this possession was a pass from Eddie Kaw to Benny Boynton for 10 yards. Dayton then held the Bisons, and Flavin punted to Ray Keuhl. Neither team could sustain any offense the rest of the quarter, resolving in a punting duel to finish the first.  

Scoring Summary
1 2 3 4 F
Dayton Triangles 0 0 0 7 7
Buffalo Bisons 0 0 0 0 0
Time Of Periods 14 14 14 14
DAY  TD, Partlow 20 Yard Run (Hathaway Kick). 

Ken Jones was replaced by Mike Traynor at the start of the second quarter.  Redman punted to Boynton, but Benny fumbled at mid-field with Dayton recovering. Al Mahrt then ran for 18 yards, and Redman connected with Kuehl on a forward pass to move the Triangles to the Buffalo 20 yard line. Flavin stopped the drive by intercepting a Dayton forward pass, but he fumbled and Boynton fell on the ball. Flavin then punted to Kuehl, who fumbled at midfield with Kaw falling on the ball. A 5 yard forward pass from Kaw to Boynton put Buffalo in position for a field goal, but Kaw’s try went low. Later, Morrissey tried a field goal from the 40 yard line, but he also missed. Near the end of the half, Moose McCormick fell on a blocked punt on the Triangle 20 yard line. This set up Morrissey for another field goal attempt; this time missing from 25 yards.

Neither team could score in the third quarter, but, Dayton was able to score in the fourth. Soon after the start of the final period, Dayton blocked Boynton’s punt. The ball rolled to Buffalo’s 35 yard line where Bacon fell on it. Al Mahrt to Bacon forward pass gave the Triangles 10 yards, and a Mahrt to Fenner pass put Dayton on the Bison 2 yard line. Partlow ran it in for the touchdown, with Hathoway kicking the extra point.

 

Game Roster

Position

Dayton Triangles

Buffalo Bisons

LE

LT

LG

C

RG

RT

RE

QB

LHB

RHB

FB

Fenner

Hathaway

Bonowitz

C. Kinderline

Tidd, Sies

Sauer

Bacon

Redman, Abbott

Kuehl

Mahrt, B. Kinderline

Partlow

Carberry, Hughitt, Calac, Jones

Morrissey, Calac

Collins

McCormick

Youngstrom

Feist

Guarnieri

Boynton

Jones, Traynor, Hughitt

Kaw

Flavin

Referee:

Samuel Otis

Umpire:

Douglas Jefferies

Head Linesman:

William G. Pennypacker III

Submitted my Ken Crippen, from his book, "The Development of Pro Football In Western New York".
All text reprinted with the permission of Ken Crippen from, "The Development Of Pro Football In Western New York"


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