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1898 Sewanee Tigers football team

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1898 record  4–0 (3–0 SIAA)
Captain  Dana Smith
Head coach  J. G. Jayne
Home stadium  McGee Field
1898 Sewanee Tigers football team
Conference  Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association

The 1898 Sewanee Tigers football team represented Sewanee: The University of the South during the 1898 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season. The team was coached by J. G. Jayne in his 2nd year as head coach, compiling a record of 3–0 (5–0 SIAA) and outscoring opponents 56 to 4 to win a share of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association title.

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Before the season

Sewanee was coming off the worst season in school history.

Nashville

The season opened with a 10–0 victory to avenge last year's loss to the Nashville Garnet and Blue.

The starting lineup was Waites (left end), Jones (left tackle), Bolling (left guard), Risley (center), Claiborne (right guard), Smith (right tackle), Crandle (right end), Wilson (quarterback), Kilpatrick (left halfback), Gray (right halfback), Simkins (fullback).

Texas

Sewanee beat Texas 4–0, scoring on a trick play.

The starting lineup was Waites (left end), Jones (left tackle), Risby (left guard), Poole (center), Claiborne (right guard), Smith (right tackle), Crandle (right end), Wilson (quarterback), Kilpatrick (left halfback), Gray (right halfback), Simkins (fullback).

Southern A. C.

Sewanee defeated the Southern Athletic Club of New Orleans 21–0. A 12-yard run by Jones made the first touchdown. Davis made the next touchdown. He also scored the third, in the second half. Ormond Simkins made the last touchdown, racing for the goal after William H. Poole blocked a kick.

The starting lineup was Waites (left end), Jones (left tackle), Risby (left guard), Poole (center), Claiborne (right guard), Smith (right tackle), Crandell (right end), Wilson (quarterback), Kilpatrick (left halfback), Davis (right halfback), Simkins (fullback).

Vanderbilt

The Tigers beat rival Vanderbilt 19–4. Sewell made the first touchdown on a 7-yard run. Vanderbilt's score came on a 40-yard run around left end by Walter H. Simmons. Simkins scored next on a 2-yard run. After the half, Kilpatrick scored on a 2-yard run. The last touchdown was a 35-yard run from Smith.

The starting lineup was Waites (left end), Jones (left tackle), Risley (left guard), Poole (center), Claiborne (right guard), Smith (right tackle), Davis (right end), Wilson (quarterback), Kilpatrick (left halfback), Siebels (right halfback), Simkins (fullback).

Postseason

Sewanee won the SIAA title.

References

1898 Sewanee Tigers football team Wikipedia


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