Previewing the very first game Fort Hill High School played, a losing battle to Windber.


Cumberland Evening Times - September 18, 1936

Hillmen Underdogs In Opener In Pennsylvania Town; Bratt's Services Lost.

Coach Bobby Cavanaugh's Fort Hill School gridiron warriors will invade Windber, Pa. tomorrow where the Maroon and White will open its 1936 football schedule at 2:30 p.m. against a highly-favored Windber High School eleven.

A delegation of 35 players will carry the colors of the Johnson Heights school in the inaugural game of the season as well as the first game for any Fort Hill football aggregation.

If past and present records of Windber High means anything, Fort Hill looms as the underdog. The Pennsylvanians, coached by Harold "Duke" Weigle and Charles "Ding" Schaeffer, have been undefeated in 29 consecutive games. This string was started midway in the 1933 season when the team copped the Pennsylvania state title.

This season, Windber has scored a 60-0 decision over Franklin High and a 48-0 verdict over Shade Township.

Coach Cavanaugh announced last night that Ed Bratt, star back, will not be able to play tomorrow on account of a leg injury.

Cavanaugh will select his starting players from the following:

Ends - Barley, Blake, Mason, Bratt. Tackles - Campbell, Burns, Brakeall and Roth. Guards - Lisanti, Hudson, Walburn and Wilt. Centers - Arthur, Mitchell and Kammauf. Quarterbacks - Fisher, Kelley and H. Butts. Halfbacks - Henderson, Minnicks, Reichert, Spottore and Bland. Fullbacks - Cosgrove and Feeney.