Page from Knox Football History

From: The Register Mail (Galesburg, IL)

Tom Wilson writes about the Knox-Monmouth football game 85 years ago, one year prior to the creation of the now-famous Bronze Turkey Trophy: On Thanksgiving Day 1927… it appeared that the game was doomed to possibly end in a scoreless tie until a very unexpected defensive play by Knox occurred when Monmouth was approaching scoring territory in the final stanza. Monmouth quarterback Walker attempted a lateral pass to his tight end Mohlenbrock near the Knox 25-yard line. Out of nowhere streaked Knox husky defensive end Will Massie who grabbed the pass with one hand and raced 75-yards down the field for the only score of the game… The famed Bronze Turkey [trophy] was not introduced until one year later… Read more…