Found film: 1928 Huskie football

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By Brad Spencer

Sports Editor

The year was 1928. The facemask didn't yet exist. Football "helmets" were made of leather. Men in the stands at Oak Park Stadium taking in an afternoon high school football game wore fedoras or Irish flat-caps.

Check out this old film of an OPRF football game from back in the day. Notice the homes directly behind the visitor bleachers -- heck, notice the amount of people in the visitor stands. Notice the T-model Fords lined along Linden Avenue. Oh yeah, also check out the football game.

Compare it to the Sept. 9, 2011 game against Downers Grove North, a game in which the Huskies won 21-7. 

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Q from Oak Park  

Posted: November 11th, 2011 3:30 PM

No One Owns A Flag In Oak Park? In 1939, a year after Armistice Day became a national holiday, World War II broke out in Europe. The start of this war ended the idealistic hopes that World War I was "the war to end all wars." Over four hundred thousand American troops died in World War II. Men and Women continue to die. Less than 1 percent Serve Our Nation. Buy a Flag and Proudly display it in Honor of the Men and Women who have Served You wanting nothing in return.

'76 Bob  

Posted: November 9th, 2011 12:59 PM

Really interesting how Linden homes are the same and the school building was tiny as I knew it was. What I never realized before was that homes were where the baseball fields and tennis courts are now. Nice film and thanks for posting it.

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