1898 VPI football team

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1898 VPI football
1898 VPI football team.jpg
ConferenceIndependent
1898 record3–2
Head coachJ. Lewis Ingles (1st season)
Home stadiumSheib Field
Seasons
← 1897
1899 →

The 1898 VPI football team represented Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute in the 1898 college football season. The team was led by their head coach J. Lewis Ingles and finished with a record of three wins and two losses (3–2).

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentSiteResult
November 411:00 a.m.[1]vs. North CarolinaWinston-Salem, NCL 6–28
November 5at Guilford*Greensboro, NCW 17–0
November 7vs. University of Maryland, Baltimore*
L 0–23[2]
November 11King*W 58–0[4]
November 12Bellevue School*
  • Sheib Field
  • Blacksburg, VA
W 34–0[5]
  • Source: HokieSports.com: 1898 Virginia Tech football schedule[6]

Players[edit]

The following players were members of the 1898 football team according to the roster published in the 1903 edition of The Bugle, the Virginia Tech yearbook.[7]

VPI 1898 roster
Quarterback
  • William Frazier Bell

Guards

Tackles

  • Sidney Johnson Thomas
  • Charles Morton Wood

Center

  • John Walter Stull
Ends
  • Archibald Blair Hubbard
  • Lindsay Louin Jewell

Halfbacks

  • Edward Wood Hardaway
  • John Brabson Huffard
  • J. Lewis Ingles
  • Curtis Grant Rorebeck

Fullback

  • Charles Whitfield Painter
Substitutes
  • McCracken
  • J. McGavock

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Carolina Redeemed!". The Tar Heel. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. November 8, 1898. p. 1. Retrieved September 5, 2018.
  2. ^ "Maryland, 23; V.P.I., 0". The Times. Library of Virginia. November 8, 1898. p. 2. Retrieved October 16, 2017.
  3. ^ "Maryland Won". The Richmond Dispatch. Library of Virginia. November 8, 1898. p. 6. Retrieved October 16, 2017.
  4. ^ "V.P.I. 58; King's College, 0". The Times. Library of Virginia. November 12, 1898. p. 2. Retrieved October 16, 2017.
  5. ^ "V.P.I., 34; Bellevue, 0". The Times. Library of Virginia. November 13, 1898. p. 2. Retrieved October 16, 2017.
  6. ^ Virginia Tech Football Past Schedules "1898–1899". Virginia Tech Sports Information Department, Hokiesports.com. Accessed November 6, 2015.
  7. ^ "The Bugle 1903" (PDF). Virginia Tech Bugle. 1903. p. 130. Retrieved 2015-11-06.