Grilling Practice given Razorbacks

Coach Pickering seeks to Prepare His Team for Game with Hendrix

October 6, 1913

FAYETTEVILLE – The 23 Razorbacks who reported for practice today were put through a grueling scrimmage.

G. A. Vincenheller, star quarterback of the Arkansas team of 1899, took charge of the second team today. He will develop the offensive playing of the scrubs in order that the first team may get practice on defense.

Coach Headrick of Hendrix saw the Arkansas-Henderson game last Friday and no doubt will prepare for the Razorbacks’ attack. However, it is rumored that Coach E.T. Pickering has several surprises for the Conway bunch.

Dan Estes and E.M. Ratcliffe, both first team tackles, were out of practice today on account of injuries. Ford Dubs and Moore played their positions. A.A. Poff, fullback on last year’s eleven, who has been playing guard this year, was at fullback today. With a little practice he should get back in form. Harry Bryan, substitute guard on the 1912 team, reported from practice this afternoon. Coach Vincenheller played Hill at right guard. Night blackboard practice was started again tonight.

South Central League Team cleans up on Amateur Nine

August 19, 1912

STAMPS – The Texarkana team of the South Central League defeated Stamps here today (August 19) in a slow and uninteresting contest: Score 11 to 2.

Anderson started the game for Stamps, but was ineffective and was derricked in the third inning.

Moore went into the box and pitched good ball, being scored on only the seventh, when he went up in the air and allowed seven runs to be put over. Baber, on the mound for Texarkana, was hit freely by the locals, but tightened in the pinches. Miles and Hardy were leading batters of the day. Batteries for Texarkana were Baber and Buster; Stamps, Moore, Anderson and Rotten.

Source: Arkansas Gazette, August 20, 1912

Picked Teams in Battle

August 18, 1912

McGEHEE – Two picked teams from the McGehee, Dermott and Blissville regular teams met in a hard-fought game here yesterday (August 18).

The Clarks won from the Morleys by the score of 3 to 1. Batteries: For the Clarks, Bunn and Miles; for the Morleys, Stroud and Parker.

Source: Arkansas Gazette, August 20, 1912

Notes: Blissville, Arkansas, later renamed Jerome, Arkansas.

Little Rock High Squad has Practice Game

Picked Teams Play 11-to-11 Battle – Little Rock College Eleven Fails to Show Up

October 24, 1911

The Little Rock College team failed to show up for scrimmage practice yesterday afternoon at Seventeenth and Main streets, and the Little Rock High School squad had a game between picked teams known as Yale and Harvard, the score resulting 11 to 11. The game bore all of the earmarks of a big battle and some classy forward passes and drop kicks were made.

The squad is working hard for the game with Fordyce High School at Fordyce next Saturday. The Little Rock College team is scheduled to play Hendrix College at West End Park next Saturday afternoon.

The following is the line-up in the game yesterday (October 24) afternoon:


  • Martin – Right End
  • Muller – Right Tackle
  • Himstedt – Right Guard
  • Weidemeyer – Center
  • Harb – Left Tackle
  • Steele – Left End
  • Falk – Quarterback
  • Alexander – Left Half Back
  • Apperson – Right Half Back
  • Hammons – Fullback


  • Harris – Right End
  • Curran – Right Tackle
  • Kupferie – Right Guard
  • Coleman – Center
  • Matthews – Left Guard
  • Brown – Left Tackle
  • J. Murray – Left End
  • C. Murray – Quarterback
  • Stillman – Left Half Back
  • Jackson – Right Half Back
  • Moore – Fullback

Source: Arkansas Gazette, October 25, 1911

Athletic Football Team Are Going to Tackle it Soon

November 11, 1899

Arkansas Gazette

LITTLE ROCK — The Athletics continues to practice faithfully for the coming games. The game with Christian Brothers next Thursday will furnish a thorough line on the speed of the Athletics, as the C.B.C.’s have strengthened very materially and will have a much heavier team than last year. The Athletic admirers are confident their team will win, although the showing the Memphians have made this season justifies the statement that they will come over full equipped with confidence. Hurlburt, the New Orleans Athletic Association guard, is coaching the Christian Brothers. He will be found at that position on the visiting team. The line-up of the Memphis team has not as yet been received, but if their line has many men to equal him as to weight (216 pounds), speed and heavy playing they will have a line that would be invincible on any gridiron.

The maids to accompany Miss Narnee Martin and aid her in championing the visiting team Thursday are Misses Jamie Dunkin and Louise Wright.

Mr. Earle Thompson will handle the reigns for the Memphis sponsors.

Miss Mary Gracie will hold the Athletic colors to the win and will be assisted in championing the home boys by Misses Annie McCarthy, Elsie O’Hair and Mabel Moore.



The University of Arkansas team will contest honors with the Athletics on Thanksgiving Day. The boys from the Ozarks are taking everything before them having won every game they have played this season. This will be the first time the University team has been here for several seasons and they will come en masse to take the town, the girls and the football honors. The alumni of the university in Little Rock, of which there is quite a number, are taking an unusual amount of interest in the Thanksgiving game.