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 - SPORTING NEWS. CQUIEE In the South the...
SPORTING NEWS. CQUIEE In the South the situation Is not so tonpiicated tha championship of the Southern Intercollegiate Association -wis -wis settled here Thursday when Se-anee Se-anee Se-anee wor. from Auburn by a score of 11 to 10. There was not the faintest scintilla of a doubt that both teams were clearly clearly entitled to fight for championship honors. Both have undoubtedly the best football teams that ever played In the South, and up to Thursday aelther had been defeated this season. ' In the South interest In football has srewn at an amazing rate this season, and that one game Thursday has done more for the popularity of the sport in this section of the United States than all the other games of the football searon. It has also demonstrated clearly that here In Montgomery Is the logical place for holding the championship championship game at the end of the season, and hereafter the Thanksgiving championship championship game will be an annual affair. Next year the phenomenal attendance at Thursday's game will be more than doubled, and the enormous crowd will he something" that has never before hwn seen in the South. By next year Jhe grounds will, In. all probability, be located at Pickett Springs, the new electric road, it is thought, will be completed completed by that time, and people will "ft again be compelled to fight for the privilege of hanging to a strap In one ot the rickety cigar boxes called by courtesy street cars, as was the disgraceful disgraceful case Thursday. And again there will be better accommodations-, accommodations-, accommodations-, larger grand-stand, grand-stand, grand-stand, larger bleachers, i4 all, while a stout fence around the neld will effectually prevent a repetition repetition of crowds swarming on the fleia aner exciting plays, as was the case inursday. That wire fence was like a Phantom affair, and was no more capable capable of holding the crowds back from ISe .1 e "nes lhan lf 11 had been a Plece "'tissue paper. Another thing that In 'i Probability will be changed next thanksgiving will be the old custom w sponsors for the two teams. The useless custom Is rapidly dying out all ver the country, and in the East It "as been as dead as a codfish for sev-"i sev-"i sev-"i years. Of course, football is large-w large-w large-w a society affair, but the society is Jf n fo be very small potatoes, the merits of the game, from the stand- stand- Jmt of the lovers of pure, unadulter-ea unadulter-ea unadulter-ea sport being largely In the malor-,very malor-,very malor-,very much In the ascendancy. Th,e .inmr bus'ness never did any good na likewise never did any harm. , . H. v ??ason of 189 being at an end n. Soutn now- now- record of the sea-IJ sea-IJ sea-IJ 'Work of tho teams that fought Int? , tne enamplbnshlp wIlV be an interesting studv: ' Auburn. . ; ' At Auburn Auburn, 84; Clemaon, 0. ,JV Atlanta-Auburn, Atlanta-Auburn, Atlanta-Auburn, 63: Techs, 0. , t Atlanta-Auburn, Atlanta-Auburn, Atlanta-Auburn, 11; Oeorgla, 6. Dee 11 gomery-Auburn' gomery-Auburn' gomery-Auburn' 19' 8ew- 8ew- Total-HAuburn, Total-HAuburn, Total-HAuburn, 118; Opponent,' 17. : - B - - ' ft Dw.,"ar,a' Oct. 23,-Sewanie, 23,-Sewanie, 23,-Sewanie, : 2; l Bewanee, Oct. 13. BEOWN. University of Tennessee, 0. iAt Sewanee, November 3. 'Sewanee, 54; Southwestern P. U.t 0. At Austin, Tex., November 9.-'Sewa-nee, 9.-'Sewa-nee, 9.-'Sewa-nee, 9.-'Sewa-nee, 9.-'Sewa-nee, 12; University of Texas, 0. At Houston, Tex., November 10 Sewanee, 10; A. and M. bf Texas, 0.' At New Orleans, November 11,-rSe-wanec, 11,-rSe-wanec, 11,-rSe-wanec, 11,-rSe-wanec, 11,-rSe-wanec, 23; Tulane, 0. At Baton Rouge. "November 13. Sewanee, 34; Louisiana State Univer sity, 0. At Memphis, November 14. fiewanee, 12; University of (Mississippi, 0. At Sewanee, November 20. Sewanee, 71: Cumberland University, 0. At Montgomery, November 30. Sewanee, 11; Auburn, 10. At Atlanta, December 2. Sewanee, 5; North Carolina, 0. Totat-Sewanee, Totat-Sewanee, Totat-Sewanee, 327; Opponents, 10. Arthur Poe of Princeton, whose superb goal from field defeated Yale last Saturday, Is - the fifth successive brother to bring honor to Nassau on the gridiron. The name of Poe has been illustrious It football since 18S2, and only one of the family remains who has not been a member ol a tiger eleven. He Is Gresham N. Poe, now a sophomore at Princeton and a prom-, prom-, prom-, lslng candidate for next year's team. The Ave brother of Arthur Poe sat In the grand stand at Yale when he performed performed his great feat, and four of them knew the glory of having beaten old Ell. There 13 a marked resemblance resemblance between the brothers in physical appearance. All are small of stature, ihi,i whn measures five feet. 'seven- 'seven- Inches in height and weighs 142 pounds, is known as tne giani oi i" family. Those of the brothers who have played the game In the present decade handle themselves very much alike. The rudiments of the game were mastered to a finishing point by v, mh nf their remarkable , 1 . u . . v- v- " success is attributed to this fact The faculty of being proncieni in xne minor points has been handed down from brother to brother since S. Johnson Poe. the oldest of the group, first gained a place on a Princeton team. The Poes come from an honored family. ' The father Is John P. Poe of Baltimore, who' was graduated from Princeton In 1854, and who is a noted lawyer In the State of Maryland. He Is of the same stock and closely related, related, through a former generation, to Edgar Allan Poe, the -poet. -poet. In fact, the second son Is named after his Illustrious Illustrious relative. The sons are all as bright mentally as they are brilliant In athletic performances and no Poe has ever been censured for failure to attend to studies because be decotd too much tlm to athletics. . , The first of the football heroes was S. Johnson Poe, of the class of 1884. He had played the game before going to college, and readily made the half-"back half-"back half-"back position of the team, His great est work on the gridiron was against Yale on ..Manhattan Field In New York .004 mafloit.. nt lila onmnant build he was chosen to carry the ball time I and again over a nair-rrosen, nair-rrosen, nair-rrosen, naii- naii- watery field, and, although his team too much time to athletics. !

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  1. The Montgomery Advertiser,
  2. 03 Dec 1899, Sun,
  3. Page 3

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