First in Football!

s-2015-11-02-08-football-historyFrom: The Register-Mail (Galesburg, IL) –

The first recorded area football game resulted in Knox College defeating Monmouth College 15-0 on Oct. 20, 1888 on presumably a field somewhere in Galesburg.

The experiment apparently didn’t impress either college since no games were held again until 1891. On Oct. 21, 1891 Knox traveled to Monmouth College and came home with a 22-4 victory… Knox College also played Galesburg High School six times in the early 1900s… Read more…