"A Brief Spot in Pro Football History"
Yearly Records1910 1911 1912
1913 1914 1915
Yearly Records1915 1916 1917
1918 1919 1920
1921 1922 1923
1924 1925 1926
1910 1911 1912
Yearly Records1920 1921
EARLY YEARS - 1912 to 1916
In 1912, the Congerville AC played 11 games, losing twice to the strong Wabash AA and once to the Fort Wayne Friars. Wabash AA was one of the oldest teams in Indiana, dating back to 1898. 1913 started with a loss to the Wabash AA, but this loss was avenged in late October. Big wins over the Fort Wayne Friars, Marion Eagles and the Wabash AA positioned the Congerville AC to lay claim to the Indiana State Championship. Finishing with an 8-2-0 record, the Congervilles had one of the best records in the state. Playing again in 1914, the Congerville AC lost only 3 games. The Congervilles were beaten soundly by the Dayton St. Mary's Cadets (34-0), Evanston North Ends (54-0) and the Fort Wayne Friars (38-0). The 1915 Congerville AC played 11 games, finishing with an impressive 8-2-1 record. The only blemishes being losses to the strong Fort Wayne Friars and the Cincinnati Celts, and a tie with the Anderson Remys in the last game of the season. The Congerville AC team and the Congerville Flyers team merged for 1916 and Muncie was represented by the Congerville Flyers.
The Congerville (Muncie) Flyers evolved from a team called the "Congerville Thirds" This team was later renamed the Congerville Flyers. The 1915 edition of the Flyers proved to be a respectable team, finishing with a 5-3-3 record. Their star player was local player, Cooney Checkeye. Playing all its games on the road, the 1916 Flyers had a disappointing year, finishing with a 2-6-1 record.
Also representing Congerville in 1915 and 1916 was the Congerville Eagles team. This lightweight team was closely associated with the Flyers, sometimes lending the heavyweight team a player or two when they were short due to injuries.
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Note: all opponents are from cities and towns in Indiana, unless otherwise noted or if the city is obviously not in Indiana, such as Cincinnati or Dayton.