More Mystery Players

After going through the games played by the first string—some time around 1900—Carlisle started scheduling a few games each year for its second and third strings. Pundits often referred to these teams as the reserves or scrubs. All four terms can be found in coverage of these games. Their opponents were generally small colleges or prep schools. While researching these games, I’ve come across a number of Carlisle Indian School football players’ names I cannot resolve. I haven’t been able to identify the names below in school records or publications although they were listed in newspaper accounts of games.

1906 Wholes – Might this player be Clarence Woodbury, aka Hole-in-the-Day?

1908 McGill – I have no idea who this might be

1908 Barlow – Students named Carlow & Garlow were enrolled at Carlisle but no Barlow

1908 O’Bline – The closest I found was O’Brien but none were of the proper age when at Carlisle

1908 McClure – Frank McClure was long gone by this time

Do you have any idea who they were?

5 Responses to “More Mystery Players”

  1. Cathy Jimerson Says:

    There was a Napoleon Barril (also spelled Barrel or Barrell) at Carlisle from 1908-1910 and he was on the Carlisle football team in 1908. Could that be your Barlow? I know that Barrel also played football at Haskell in 1906.

  2. Cathy Jimerson Says:

    McClure could have been Afraid-of-a-Bear, Sam McLean

  3. tombenjey Says:

    McClare–sorry for the typo above–was playing left halfback for the reserves against Wyoming Academy in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, October 24, 1908 while McLean was playing left guard for the varsity against Penn in Philadelphia.

  4. Cathy Jimerson Says:

    1908 O’Bline could be James Blaine (his Indian name was Lee-He-Ta.) He was at Carlisle from 1904-1910.  He went to Chilocco in 1910.  I don’t know if he played football  Get Outlook for iOS

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