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Post by YOU'RE TIGER BAIT » Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:54 am

LHS 72 wrote:
YOU'RE TIGER BAIT wrote:WHICH OHIO STATE COACH CAME IN A HELICOPTER TO ONE OF THE IRONTON/CAPE GAMES AND LANDED BEHIND THE PRESS BOX TO WATCH THE GAME FROM THE PRESS BOX.
Earle Bruce

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Post by YOU'RE TIGER BAIT » Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:58 am

cbolt wrote:
YOU'RE TIGER BAIT wrote:you know ironton had a series with DuPont west Virginia when randy moss played at DuPont.in fact the fighting tigers beat them a year that they won the wv state title in the states biggest division,but what was randy's brother's name that played for DuPont as well. i'll give you a hint -- he was about as big as a sasquatch.
Eric

now he may have had a brother named eric I was unaware of, I'm not sure==. the huge one that I'm talking about though was zepphrus moss. he looked like sasquatch. if memory serves me correct he was a lineman/fullback. and ironton's wolfgang kratzenberger looked like he was half his size, and flat destroyed zepphrus all evening. wolfgang went on to play for ohio university.


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Post by YOU'RE TIGER BAIT » Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:00 am

what team beat ironton for a state title on a very, very, very controversial field goal.


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Post by NYBuckeye96 » Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:17 am

Only one school has been on Nelsonville-York's football schedule every year since consolidation in 1967. Which school is it?



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Post by tomcat fan » Thu Apr 14, 2016 1:02 pm

NYBuckeye96 wrote:Only one school has been on Nelsonville-York's football schedule every year since consolidation in 1967. Which school is it?
Athens?


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YOU'RE TIGER BAIT wrote:
cbolt wrote:
YOU'RE TIGER BAIT wrote:you know ironton had a series with DuPont west Virginia when randy moss played at DuPont.in fact the fighting tigers beat them a year that they won the wv state title in the states biggest division,but what was randy's brother's name that played for DuPont as well. i'll give you a hint -- he was about as big as a sasquatch.
Eric

now he may have had a brother named eric I was unaware of, I'm not sure==. the huge one that I'm talking about though was zepphrus moss. he looked like sasquatch. if memory serves me correct he was a lineman/fullback. and ironton's wolfgang kratzenberger looked like he was half his size, and flat destroyed zepphrus all evening. wolfgang went on to play for ohio university.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Moss



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Post by cbolt » Thu Apr 14, 2016 1:12 pm

Here's the guy you're thinking of Bait,don't look like they're related,but your right he is a bigun
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zefross_Moss



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Post by Raider6309 » Thu Apr 14, 2016 1:15 pm

NYBuckeye96 wrote:Only one school has been on Nelsonville-York's football schedule every year since consolidation in 1967. Which school is it?
Vinton county?



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Post by cbolt » Thu Apr 14, 2016 1:21 pm

YOU'RE TIGER BAIT wrote:what team beat ironton for a state title on a very, very, very controversial field goal.
Wauseon



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Post by NYBuckeye96 » Thu Apr 14, 2016 1:59 pm

Raider6309 wrote:
NYBuckeye96 wrote:Only one school has been on Nelsonville-York's football schedule every year since consolidation in 1967. Which school is it?
Vinton county?
You are correct. Vinton County has been on NY's schedule every year since 1967. The Buckeyes played the Vikings in nonconference games in '67, '68, and '69. The Buckeyes then joined Vinton County in the TVC in '70.

An interesting note to the series is that the NY vs. VC football game scheduled in 1973 was cancelled due to the VC Teachers Strike. So the Buckeyes and Vikings did not play the football game that year, but it was on the schedule to be played.



For the guess above of Athens, NY did not play Athens for a 13 year period - 1970 - 1982 seasons. NY has played Athens every year since 1983. NY (and the Nelsonville Greyhounds before NY) played Athens every year from at least 1925 - 1969, except for 1928 and 1929 when Athens briefly left the SEOAL. I know that it is highly likely Nelsonville and Athens played each other prior to 1925, but it's extremely difficult to find information on games prior to the establishment of the SEOAL in 1925.



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Post by NYBuckeye96 » Thu Apr 14, 2016 2:05 pm

Here is a trivia question I do not have the answer for, but was curious............

Athens briefly left the SEOAL in the late 1920s. Why did Athens leave the SEOAL at that time, and did they field a football team in those years?

Athens and Nelsonville did not play in football in 1928 or 1929. Did Athens field a team then? If so, who did they play in those years?

The Bulldogs and Greyhounds more than made up for the lost two years in the series. They played each other twice (home and away) in 1930, 1931, 1932 and 1933.



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Post by NYBuckeye96 » Thu Apr 14, 2016 2:13 pm

This is an easy one.......at least I think it is......

The Nelsonville Greyhounds had two nonconference rivals who they played more times than any other school outside of the SEOAL.........who were these teams?

Bonus points...........of the two teams, which did the Greyhounds play more?



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Post by Raider6309 » Thu Apr 14, 2016 2:30 pm

Athens 1928
1. Middleport Win 37-20
2. New Boston Win 25-0
3. Marietta Loss 6-0
4. Portsmouth Loss 33-6
5. Logan Win 12-6
6. Columbus East Win 19-6
7. Cincinnati Hamilton Loss 16-0
8, Ironton Win 7-6

Athens 1929
1. Ravenswood WV tie 13-13
2. Logan Win 40-0
3. Marietta loss 35-0
4. Cambridge tie 20-20
5. Portsmouth Loss 19-12
6. Zanesville Loss 13-12
7. Columbus Central Loss 33-6
8. Ironton Loss 19-0

Athens 1930
1. Zanesville Win 12-6
2. Marietta Tie 0-0
3. Nelsonville Win 33-0
4. Ironton loss 14-0
5. Cambridge loss 27-13
6. Portsmouth loss 65-0
7. Nelsonville Tie 0-0



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Post by YOU'RE TIGER BAIT » Thu Apr 14, 2016 3:34 pm

cbolt wrote:
YOU'RE TIGER BAIT wrote:what team beat ironton for a state title on a very, very, very controversial field goal.
Wauseon

correct.


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Post by YOU'RE TIGER BAIT » Thu Apr 14, 2016 3:36 pm

cbolt wrote:Here's the guy you're thinking of Bait,don't look like they're related,but your right he is a bigun
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zefross_Moss

know he was a hosscat.


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Post by YOU'RE TIGER BAIT » Thu Apr 14, 2016 3:37 pm

cbolt wrote:
YOU'RE TIGER BAIT wrote:
cbolt wrote: Eric

now he may have had a brother named eric I was unaware of, I'm not sure==. the huge one that I'm talking about though was zepphrus moss. he looked like sasquatch. if memory serves me correct he was a lineman/fullback. and ironton's wolfgang kratzenberger looked like he was half his size, and flat destroyed zepphrus all evening. wolfgang went on to play for ohio university.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Moss
I bet that's exactly who it was bolt. hey thanks for that.


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Post by 79Tiger » Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:55 pm

This will take some investigative skills. Bob Bruney left Ironton after the 1971 season to return to his alma mater, Martins Ferry. Many people believe Bob Lutz was the first to be hired to replace Bruney but he was the second. The first choice was hired, but before the school could announce the hiring, the hired Coach resigned and accepted a coaching position at Massilon the very next day. Hat tip to JH for this story that many in Ironton or anywhere else knew about.


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YOU'RE TIGER BAIT wrote:
cbolt wrote:
YOU'RE TIGER BAIT wrote:you know ironton had a series with DuPont west Virginia when randy moss played at DuPont.in fact the fighting tigers beat them a year that they won the wv state title in the states biggest division,but what was randy's brother's name that played for DuPont as well. i'll give you a hint -- he was about as big as a sasquatch.
Eric

now he may have had a brother named eric I was unaware of, I'm not sure==. the huge one that I'm talking about though was zepphrus moss. he looked like sasquatch. if memory serves me correct he was a lineman/fullback. and ironton's wolfgang kratzenberger looked like he was half his size, and flat destroyed zepphrus all evening. wolfgang went on to play for ohio university.

Moss was actually lined up against Walt Delong all night and he whipped him up and down the field. Im sure Wolfgang though drilled him a few times as he ran the ball though.



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Post by cbolt » Thu Apr 14, 2016 10:25 pm

79Tiger wrote:This will take some investigative skills. Bob Bruney left Ironton after the 1971 season to return to his alma mater, Martins Ferry. Many people believe Bob Lutz was the first to be hired to replace Bruney but he was the second. The first choice was hired, but before the school could announce the hiring, the hired Coach resigned and accepted a coaching position at Massilon the very next day. Hat tip to JH for this story that many in Ironton or anywhere else knew about.
Larry Coyer?



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Post by 79Tiger » Thu Apr 14, 2016 10:39 pm

Yes. Very good.


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Post by YOU'RE TIGER BAIT » Fri Apr 15, 2016 6:10 am

79Tiger wrote:This will take some investigative skills. Bob Bruney left Ironton after the 1971 season to return to his alma mater, Martins Ferry. Many people believe Bob Lutz was the first to be hired to replace Bruney but he was the second. The first choice was hired, but before the school could announce the hiring, the hired Coach resigned and accepted a coaching position at Massilon the very next day. Hat tip to JH for this story that many in Ironton or anywhere else knew about.

DAGNABBIT I KNEW THIS ONE, BUT NEVER SAW IT TILL THIS MORNING.


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Post by NYBuckeye96 » Fri Apr 15, 2016 3:13 pm

NYBuckeye96 wrote:This is an easy one.......at least I think it is......

The Nelsonville Greyhounds had two nonconference rivals who they played more times than any other school outside of the SEOAL.........who were these teams?

Bonus points...........of the two teams, which did the Greyhounds play more?

No one answered my question from yesterday. I thought for sure someone would get this!

The top non-SEOAL rival for the Nelsonville Greyhounds by far was the Chauncey-Dover Blue Devils. They played each other 30 times ---- far more than any other non-SEOAL school. The Grehounds lost the all-time series dating back to 1925: 10 wins, 16 losses, 4 ties. **It is highly likely they played prior to 1925, but my records only go back to the founding of the SEOAL in 1925. The teams played in 1925 and then had a series of consecutive games between 1933 and 1945. The series took a few years off, but picked back up in 1951 and continued to the last year before both schools consolidated into Nelsonville-York and Athens respectively, as 1966 was the final year of the series and the final year for the Greyhounds and Blue Devils all together.

In second place for non-SEOAL rivals for the Nelsonville Greyhounds was The Plains Indians. The Greyhounds and Indians played each other 19 times leading up to the consolidations into Nelsonville-York and Athens respectively. The Greyhounds won the all-time series 15 wins, 3 losses, 1 tie. The teams first played in 1938 (unless they played prior to 1925), and they played again in 1942, 1944, 1945, 1947, 1948, 1952 and then played every year consecutively from 1955-1966.



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Post by NYBuckeye96 » Fri Apr 15, 2016 3:19 pm

My trivia question for the weekend..........

The Battle of the Unknown Civil War.

Before anyone knew Nelsonville would consolidate with Buchtel-York and back before Murray City and Carbon Hill consolidated with Buchtel-York prior to that, the Greyhounds played the Buchtel-York Bruins and the Murray City Miners in a series of football games. No games were played against the Carbon Hill Bulldogs.

How many games were played in the Greyhounds vs. Bruins series and the Greyhounds vs. Miners series and who won the all-time series in each case?



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Post by Raider6309 » Fri Apr 15, 2016 3:33 pm

Nybuckeye96, do you have any information on the Athens county league? My dad had everything but now can't remember where he put it :lol:



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Post by NYBuckeye96 » Fri Apr 15, 2016 5:41 pm

Raider6309 wrote:Nybuckeye96, do you have any information on the Athens county league? My dad had everything but now can't remember where he put it :lol:
Raider, no I don't have anything on the ACL unfortunately. I only have the complete history of the Nelsonville-York Buckeyes and the former Nelsonville Greyhounds back to 1925. I wish I had pre-1925 Greyhound scores, but newspapers were not consistent in their recording of high school sports back in those days. I only have the history in football, not other sports. But 91 years of football scores isn't too shabby!

I would like to get the history of the Buchtel-York Bruins, Murray City Miners and Carbon Hill Bulldogs at least back to 1925, but that will be a bit of a challenge. Records in newspapers back in the early days were sketchy. Plus, it was very common for these schools to have their varsity teams play junior varsity teams from larger schools. So if Buchtel-York Varsity played Athens Junior Varsity for example, you have to have an asterisk in the all-time series. Also, some of these games were played on random days, so a person would have to literally go over microfilm of every Athens Messenger daily for the duration of the football season each year. Sometimes scores were not reported. Sometimes they were reported days later. That will be a massive project for someone unless someone out there already has this information.

It takes many hours to go over microfilm in Alden Library, which I did several years ago for the NY info, but there was at least consistency in that all games were varsity games and all games were played on Fridays except for a handful of Saturday games and a couple that took place during the week due to weather canceling the Friday games, but the info. was clearly laid out in the Messenger, so I knew what date to look for the makeup games.



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