List of Geneva Golden Tornadoes football seasons

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The Geneva Golden Tornadoes football team represents Geneva College in collegiate level football.[1] The team competes in NCAA Division III and is affiliated with the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC). The team is also a member of the National Christian College Athletic Association. Since its initial season in 1890, the team has won over 500 games. Home games are currently played at Reeves Field, in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.

Results[edit]

Yearly results[edit]

The Geneva Golden Tornadoes football team's first season of football was in 1890, and as of 2010, has completed 117 seasons of football. (Geneva did not field a team during the 1906, 1943, 1944, and 1945 seasons).[2]

Year Conference Coach Overall Conference Notes
Win Loss Tie Pct. Win Loss Tie Pct.
1890 None William McCracken 0 1 0 .000
1891 None William McCracken 4 2 0 .667
1892 None William McCracken 3 3 0 .500
1893 None William McCracken 2 2 1 .500
1894 None William McCracken 5 1 0 .833
1895 None William McCracken 0 5 0 .000
1896 None William McCracken 3 4 0 .429
1897 None Ross Fiscus 3 4 1 .438
1898 None Ross Fiscus 1 4 1 .250
1899 None Ross Fiscus 2 1 0 .667
. 1890-99 Totals 23 27 3 .462 53 Total Games
1900 None J.B. Craig 5 1 1 .786
1901 None J.B. Craig 5 1 2 .750
1902 None J.B. Craig 7 0 0 1.000
1903 None J.B. Craig 9 1 0 .900
1904 None Smith Alford 1 4 2 .286
1905 None Archibald Leech 4 6 0 .400
1906 No Football Team
1907 None Arthur McKean 4 5 2 .455
1908 None Arthur McKean 0 6 2 .000
1909 None Arthur McKean 4 2 0 .667
. 1900-09 Totals 39 26 9 .588 74 Total Games
1910 None Arthur McKean 2 5 2 .333
1911 None Arthur McKean 0 6 1 .071
1912 None Graydon Long 3 4 0 .429
1913 None C.B. Metheny 4 3 0 .571
1914 None C.B. Metheny 5 3 0 .625
1915 None C.B. Metheny 5 3 0 .625
1916 None C.B. Metheny 2 5 2 .333
1917 None P.H. Bridenbaugh 5 3 1 .611
1918 None P.H. Bridenbaugh 4 2 0 .667
1919 None P.H. Bridenbaugh 4 2 2 .625
1910-19 Totals 34 36 8 .487 78 Total Games
1920 None P.H. Bridenbaugh 5 2 1 .688
1921 None P.H. Bridenbaugh 5 3 1 .611
1922 None Robert Park 4 6 0 .400
1923 None Tom Davies 6 2 1 .722
1924 None Jack Sack 3 4 2 .444
1925 None Bo McMillin 6 3 0 .667
1926 None Bo McMillin 8 2 0 .800 Defeated Oglethorpe in the Orange Blossoms Football Classic.
1927 None Bo McMillin 8 0 1 .944
1928 None Mack Flenniken 5 5 0 .500
1929 None Mack Flenniken 2 6 1 .278
1920-29 Totals 52 33 7 .603 92 Total games
1930 None Howard Harpster 9 1 0 .900
1931 None Howard Harpster 6 2 2 .700
1932 None Howard Harpster 7 3 0 .700
1933 None Jimmy Robertson 7 3 0 .700
1934 None Dwight V. Beede 2 5 2 .333
1935 None Dwight V. Beede 8 1 0 .889
1936 None Dwight V. Beede 4 4 1 .500
1937 None Edgar P. Weltner 3 4 2 .444
1938 None Edgar P. Weltner 5 5 0 .500
1939 None Edgar P. Weltner 5 4 0 .556
1930-39 Totals 56 32 7 .626 95 Total Games
1940 None Edgar P. Weltner 3 6 0 .333
1941 None A.C. Ransom 4 3 2 .556
1942 None Cal Hubbard 6 3 0 .667
1943 No Football Team
1944 No Football Team
1945 No Football Team
1946 None A.C. Ransom 7 1 0 .875
1947 None A.C. Ransom 7 2 0 .778
1948 None A.C. Ransom 2 6 0 .250
1949 None Walter J. West 7 2 1 .750
1940-49 Totals 36 23 3 .605 62 Total Games
1950 None Walter J. West 8 1 0 .889
1951 None Walter J. West 2 5 0 .286
1952 None Walter J. West 1 6 1 .188
1953 None Byron Morgan 4 5 0 .444
1954 None Byron Morgan 6 2 1 .722
1955 None Byron Morgan 6 3 0 .667
1956 None Byron Morgan 5 3 1 .611
1957 None Byron Morgan 4 3 2 .556
1958 None Byron Morgan 5 3 1 .611
1959 None Byron Morgan 7 2 0 .778
1950-59 Totals 48 33 6 .586 87 Total Games
1960 None Byron Morgan 4 5 0 .444
1961 None Byron Morgan 4 4 0 .500
1962 None Byron Morgan 1 5 1 .214
1963 None Donald Lederick 1 7 0 .125
1964 None Donald Lederick 1 6 1 .188
1965 None Donald Lederick 3 5 0 .375
1966 None Donald Lederick 0 8 0 .000
1967 None Joe Banks 1 7 0 .125
1968 None Joe Banks 0 7 1 .063
1969 None Dan Fraiser 1 6 1 .188
1960-69 Totals 16 60 4 .225 80 Total Games
1970 None Dan Fraiser 1 8 0 .111
1971 None Dan Fraiser 7 2 0 .778
1972 None Max Holm 8 1 0 .889
1973 None Max Holm 4 5 0 .444
1974 None Dick Lasse 1 8 0 .111
1975 None Dick Lasse 0 9 0 .000
1976 None Gene Sullivan 1 8 0 .111
1977 None Gene Sullivan 1 8 0 .111
1978 None Gene Sullivan 3 7 0 .300
1979 None Gene Sullivan 3 6 0 .667
1970-79 Totals 29 62 0 .319 91 Total Games
1980 None Gene Sullivan 4 5 0 .444
1981 None Gene Sullivan 5 3 1 .611
1982 None Gene Sullivan 4 5 0 .444
1983 None Gene Sullivan 5 4 0 .556
1984 None Gene Sullivan 3 6 0 .333
1985 None Gene Sullivan 5 4 0 .556
1986 None Gene Sullivan 4 6 0 .400
1987 None Gene Sullivan 11 2 0 .846 Reached NAIA Semi-Finals
1988 None Gene Sullivan 8 2 0 .800
1989 None Gene Sullivan 6 3 0 .667
1980-89 Totals 55 40 1 .578 96 Total Games
1990 None Gene Sullivan 5 5 0 .667
1991 None Gene Sullivan 3 6 1 .350
1992 None Gene Sullivan 4 5 0 .444
1993 None Geno DeMarco 4 5 0 .444
1994 None Geno DeMarco 6 3 0 .667
1995 None Geno DeMarco 9 2 0 .818 Lost to Malone University in First Round of NAIA Playoffs.
1996 None Geno DeMarco 7 3 0 .700 Lost to Findlay University in First Round of NAIA Playoffs.
1997 None Geno DeMarco 11 2 0 .846 Lost to Findlay University in Second Round of NAIA Playoffs.
1998 None Geno DeMarco 8 3 0 .727 Defeated Maranatha Baptist College in 1998 Victory Bowl.
1999 None Geno DeMarco 8 3 0 .727 Defeated MidAmerican Nazarene in the 1999 Victory Bowl.
1990-99 Totals 65 37 1 .636 103 Total Games
2000 None Geno DeMarco 7 3 0 .700
2001 None Geno DeMarco 4 6 0 .400
2002 None Geno DeMarco 7 5 0 .583 Defeated Northwestern in the 2002 Victory Bowl.
2003 None Geno DeMarco 7 4 0 .636 Defeated North Greenville in the 2003 Victory Bowl.
2004 None Geno DeMarco 5 5 0 .500
2005 None Geno DeMarco 8 4 0 .667 Lost to Georgetown College in First Round of NAIA Playoffs.
2006 None Geno DeMarco 4 5 0 .444
2007 PAC Geno DeMarco 8 3 0 .727 7 1 0 .875 Lost to Malone University in the 2007 Victory Bowl
2008 PAC Geno DeMarco 5 5 0 .500 5 3 0 .625
2009 PAC Geno DeMarco 8 3 0 .727 5 3 0 .625 Defeated Greenville University in the 2009 Victory Bowl.
. 2000-09 Totals 63 43 0 .594 106 Total Games
2010 PAC Geno DeMarco 5 5 0 .500 4 4 0 .500
Totals 521 457 49 .531 21 12 0 .656 1027 Total Games

Postseason bowl results[edit]

Geneva has appeared in seven post season bowl games. The Golden Tornadoes have had good success, going 6–1 all-time in bowl games. The Golden Tornadoes have also decline two bowl invitations. (2000 Victory Bowl and 2007 ECAC Bowl).

Geneva College Bowl Games
Date Bowl Game Home Visitor Outcome Stadium Location
Jan. 1 1927 Orange Blossom Football Classic Geneva College Olgethorpe University W 9-7 Fairfield Stadium (neural site) Jacksonville, FL
1998 Victory Bowl Geneva College Maranatha Baptist Bible College W 27-6 Fawcett Stadium (neural site) Canton, OH
1999 Victory Bowl Geneva College MidAmerica Nazarene W 31-26 Fawcett Stadium (neutral site) Canton, OH
2002 Victory Bowl Northwestern(MN) Geneva College W 19-9 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome Minneapolis, MN
2003 Victory Bowl Geneva College North Greenville College W 37-14 Reeves Field Beaver Falls, PA
2007 Victory Bowl Geneva College Malone University L 45-17 Reeves Field Beaver Falls, PA
2009 Victory Bowl Greenville College Geneva College W 29-28 Francis Field Greenville, IL

Postseason playoff results[edit]

Prior to joining NCAA Division-III, Geneva competed in eight NAIA playoff games, finishing with a record of 4–4 (including forfeit victory) and reaching the national semi-finals in 1987. The Golden Tornadoes joined the Presidents' Athletic Conference in 2007 and had to undergo a four-year provisional period, where they were ineligible for the NCAA Division-III playoffs, and conference awards. In 2007, the Golden Tornadoes would have finished second in the PAC, with a 7–1 record against PAC opponents. Had they not been provisional members, the GTs might have qualified for the NCAA Division-III playoffs.

Geneva College Playoff Games
Date Playoff Game Opponent Outcome Note
1987 NAIA First-Round Bluffton University W 16-13
1987 NAIA Second-Round Westminster College W 16-15
1987 NAIA Semi-Finals Wisconsin-Stevens Point W 25-48 UW-SP forfeited the victory for use of an ineligible player.
1995 NAIA First Round Malone University L 23-24
1996 NAIA First Round Findlay University L 13-38
1997 NAIA First Round Campbellsville University W 34-13
1997 NAIA Second Round Findlay University L 7-28
2005 NAIA First Round Georgetown College L 35-36

Milestones[edit]

Wins[edit]

  • 1st - 42-0 vs Westminster (1891)
  • 100th - 31-0 vs Thiel (1920)
  • 200th - 13-7 vs Drexel (1939)
  • 300th - 30-26 vs Juniata (1965)
  • 400th - 44-28 vs Wilmington (1992)
  • 500th - 29-7 vs LaSalle (2007)

Games[edit]

  • 1st - 1890 vs Pitt (L 4-10)
  • 100th - 1905 vs Penn State (L 0-73)
  • 200th - 1919 vs Muskingum (W 32-0)
  • 300th - 1930 vs Canisius (W 33-7)
  • 400th - 1940 vs Washington & Jefferson (L 0-10)
  • 500th - 1955 vs Washington & Jefferson (W 46-6)
  • 600th - 1967 vs Westminster (L 0-26)
  • 700th - 1978 vs Westminster (L 7-34)
  • 800th - 1989 vs Frostburg State (L 6-12)
  • 900th - 1998 vs Maranatha Baptist (W 27-6)
  • 1000th - 2008 vs Washington & Jefferson (L 14-43)

Statistics[edit]

Best decades[edit]

  1. 1990s .636
  2. 1930s .626
  3. 1940s .605
  4. 1920s .603
  5. 2000s .594

Worst decades[edit]

  1. 1960s .225
  2. 1970s .319
  3. 1890s .462
  4. 1910s .487
  5. 1980s .578

References[edit]