Holyoke High School, Football, 1939

by Laurel | January 14th, 2014

From the Class of 1939

Holyoke High School, Football, 1939

Holyoke High School, Football, 1939

Holyoke High School, Football, 1939

On September 8, the second day of school, Coach Sullivan issued his first call for football candidates. A squad of about seventy reported. This was an important year in the annals of Holyoke High School football for it was the first season of the newly formed Valley League. After about three weeks of preliminary drill and scrimmage the Purple and White opened its season in Westfield with a 13 to 0 win. With this imposing start a great season was hoped for but ill luck beset the team at every turn. Several key men were injured necessitating the use of inexperienced men by Coach Bill Sullivan. As a result the team did not fare so well as early expectations led its followers to hope but ended the season with a record of three games won and four lost.

1938-39 Football Squad
William Lemiech, Captain
Eugene Ducharme, Manager
William Sullivan And Daniel Regan, Coaches
Wallace Boy
Joseph Butterfield
Ernest Dufresne
Stanley Golon
Edwin Goss
Rudolph Haczynski
William Harbilas
Raymond Kennedy
Edgar Lacombe
James Laliberte
John Lally
Frank Leary
Walter Lemiech
James Maloney
James Morrison
Arthur Murray
Leonard Neumann
Gerald O’Conner
John Rondeau
Ernest Scholl
John Shea
Daniel Szymonik
Edward Theroux
John Whalen
Casmir Wojnar


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