Football, Holyoke High School, 1935

by Laurel | December 16th, 2013

Team Picture, 1935. Wish everyone was identified!

Holyoke High School, Football, 1935

Holyoke High School, Football, 1935

At the beginning of the 1934 football season Coach Sullivan was faced with the difficult task of building a winning team from a squad containing only three veterans. In spite of this handicap, however, a team was placed on the gridiron that made history. Led by Captain “Bob” Lempke, Holyoke’s fast but light team went through its schedule undefeated, a tie with Classical High School of Springfield being the only game to mar a perfect record. It was the first time in some years that such a stellar performance has been credited to a Holyoke High football team. Its enviable record is the sign of the excellence of team play and good-fellowship that characterized the whole squad.

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