Provided by Charlie Sedman
This is the earliest Central football program I’ve located thus far. The program is on a 22 x 16 inch piece of finished paper folded twice, and has team rosters and a double-page picture selection of Central players on the inside. The inside information also indicates the game was played on Frawley Field.
Comment by Ed Hoback
WOW! The oldest Football Program I have seen or ever heard. Did you put it on the History site?
1944 I would have been 4 years old. I am not sure how old I was when I started going to the football practices and games at Frawley Field. Frawley field became my play ground since I only lived one block from there on McCallie Ave. I could go out my back door down the alley to N. Lyerly St. to Frawley. I can still see the main gate on McCallie where people paid and came to the games. There was also a gate on N. Lyerly but it was used for the teams coming to play. Had a lot of fun times on that field.
In those days it became a tradition for the Central band to march from school down McCallie to the field. Everyone would gather to watch and listen as they played and marched.
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Just too cool . Frawley is one of the fields we practiced on in late fifties and early sixties . . Barney Ottinger