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1944 Football Game Program

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.

Author:

Graduated from Central in 1965. Had the honor of being Mr. Central 1965. Started on the Central Basketball Team for three years and was a member of the Track Team in my senior year. Shared command with Bryant Millsaps of the Central JROTC unit in my senior year. Other activites at Central are documented in the 1963 -1965 Champions. Received an athletic scholarship and played Division I College Basketball for four years. When I graduated from Auburn in 1969, I was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Army Adjutant General Corps and served 25 years on active duty, retiring in 1994. Some of the military awards I earned include the Legion of Merit, one Meritorious Service Medal for Achievement, six Meritorious Service Medals for Service, Joint Service Medal for Achievement, two Army Commendations Medals, and Viet Nam Service Medal. After retirement in 1994, I became a Real Estate Broker until my second retirement in 2010. I am passionate about Central History and am pleased to be Administrator of this Blog/Site.

One thought on “1944 Football Game Program

  1. Just too cool . Frawley is one of the fields we practiced on in late fifties and early sixties . . Barney Ottinger

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