1945: Waino Fillback’s Middletown H. S. Goes to Florida

Middletown, Conn., Nov. 26.–The Middletown high school football team, coached by Waino R. Fillback of Fitchburg, Mass., will play a post-season game in Jacksonville, Fla., on Dec. 7, facing the winner of Thanksgiving day’s game between Robert E. Lee high and Andrew Jackson high of Jacksonville.

The name of the winning club has not been forwarded here yet. But the Middletown team has been invited to play in the contest and has accepted.

This season, Middletown high has won eight out of nine games, losing only to Mt. Pleasant high of Providence, R. I., 14 to 12. In this contest, Middletown scored another touchdown, but had it called back because of a penalty.

Wins have been racked up over Woodrow Wilson high of Middletown, 7 to 0; Robert E. Fitch high, 47 to 13; Bristol high, 31 to 0; West Hartford high, 32 to 12; West Haven high, 19 to 13; Manchester high, 25 to 12; Meriden high, 38 to 6; and Leavenworth high, 39 to 0.

One of Coach Fillback’s backfield men, Bob Daley, also a co-captain, has been eyed by John “Ox” DaGrosa, for a Holy Cross scholarship.

From the Fitchburg Sentinel (Fitchburg, Massachusetts), Monday, November 26, 1945.

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