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Football 1901

Lafayette Advertiser
October 12, 1901
Mr. Woodson and the boys of the foot-ball team are very enthusiastic over the game. They are organizing and will begin practicing soon. They tell you how in their dreams they see themselves victorious throughout southwest Louisiana. Great dreams they dream; and we trust the coming months will show the football team of the Southwestern Industrial a veritable Goliath in the Stat


December 21, 1901

The Foot-ball team plays Opelousas High School To-day
Manager Meriwether of the football team has been quite busy making the arrangements for the game which will take place at Opelousas to-day. The contest will be between the Institute team and the boys of the St. Landry High School. The Railroad Company will attach a special coach to the train, which leaves the station at 9 o'clock this morning and will give reduced fare. A large delegation will go from the Institute to "root" for the boys and it is hoped they will be joined by many people of the town. The line-up of the Institute team will be as follows: Pothier Voorhies, center; W. Tilley, right guard; Fred Voorhies, left guard; Claude Martin, right tackle; Henry Young, left tackle; Perry Singleton, right end; Jack Domengeaux, left end; M. Meriwether, quarter; Ashby Woodson, full-back; John Torian, right half back Rex Domengeaux or Clay Miller, left half back.

Lafayette Advertiser
December 28, 1901
Lafayette Won.
The Industrial School football team played the Opelousas team on the latter grounds in Opelousas last Saturday. The game was well contested on both sides, resulting in a score of 6 to 5 in favor of the Lafayette boys. It is the intention of the Industrial School boys to invite the defeated side to another contest, this time in Lafayette, in the near future.

Jan. 17, 1902

The football game announced in these columns last week between the institute team and the boys of St. Landry High School was played on the Institute campus last Saturday afternoon. The Opelousas team brought with them many friends to yell and "root" for their eleven. Lafayette was ablaze with vermilion, the institute color. Buggies, horses, harnesses, as well as walking sticks, lapels and bosoms, were bright with the flaring ribbons.

The town had never witnessed a football game within its limits, but there was no lack of interest among young and old. The attendance numbered several hundreds, the large majority of which were in sympathy with the home team. The ball was kicked off promptly at 3 p.m. and for twenty minutes the Lafayette boys showed their superiority over the Opelousas team. During the last half the home team kept on scoring, shutting out the visitors altogether. The final score was 21 to 0

On Saturday evening the students of the institute gave a reception in honor of the young gentlemen and ladies visiting from Opelousas, and the Literary Society rendered a programme as part of the entertainment. The programme consisted of reading, recitations, music, solos and part songs, a debate and a selection by the Institute Glee Club.