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 (Muncie) Congerville AC at Dayton St. Mary’s Cadets
October 11, 1914
Site: Dayton
Muncie Star

Muncie End Sustains Broken Collar Bone in Game Won by Dayton Cadets

Dayton, Ohio, Oct. 11, 1914 - The (Muncie) Congerville A.C. football team went down in defeat before the fast St. Mary’s Cadets squad here today. 34 to 0. Six of the Magic City players were knocked out during the game, four of them before the first quarter had been concluded, allowing only a weak lineup to face the Cadets.

"Dutch" Knecht, left end, and a member of last year’s Indiana all-star aggregation, suffered a broken collar bone in the first few minutes of play. Risher, Ed Quirk and Pat Quirk also sustained injuries which kept them from the game after the first quarter.

With two Quirks and Risher out of the line, the Cadets made numerous gains through center, and with Knecht away from his usual place, gains were made around the C.A.C. left end. Although they were defeated while in crippled condition, the members of the Muncie squad are universal in the opinion that the Cadets deserve praise for their work.

The forward passing of the St. Mary’s aggregation was a revelation to the members of the local squad, and their methods of gaining through the line were entirely new. Throughout the entire game the Cadets played fast, aggressive football.

Knecht sustained his broken collar bone while catching a forward pass. Quarterback Checkeye of the visitors did the best work against the Cadets.



Manager Ball, who returned with the team from Dayton last night, announced that the Cadets are coming to this city on November 8. The locals are considering adding a victory to their list and getting revenge all at the same time. Next Sunday the C.A.C. squad goes to Chicago for the first game of a series with Evanston. A number of local fans are planning to go on the trip. The team has secured a special car to leave over the Big Four lines at 10:47 o’clock Saturday night.


Scoring by periods 1 2 3 4 Final
Dayton St. Mary’s Cadets ? ? ? ? 34
Muncie Congerville AC 0 0 0 0 0


Lineups unknown
Officials: unknown
Attendance: unknown


Researcher:  Roy Sye

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