Provided by Charlie Sedman

1944 Football Program

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.