Throwback Thursday: Local football memories from yesteryear

With all of the Seahawks hysteria in the air we thought it would be appropriate to take a look back at some football memories around Seattle from back in the day.

The black and white photo below, taken in 1904, features the Seattle High School football champions. R. Perry Short coached the Seattle High School football team during its successful 1904 season.

Led by Captain L. C. Palmer, the team competed against the University of Washington and high school teams in Bellingham, Tacoma, Spokane, and Lewiston, Idaho and won the 1904 Pacific Northwest Championship.


The black and white photo below, taken in 1925, features some 12’s from the University of Washington. These University of Washington women students are dressed for a football weekend, most probably the Huskies’ 1925 football game against the University of California. Like many other young women in the 1920s, they wear their hair short.


The black and white photo below, taken in 1954, features players from the Ballard High School football team. The Ballard Beavers were among eight high school teams featured at the annual East vs. West Jamboree at Memorial Stadium.

The football portion of the pep rally consisted of four 15-minute quarters with each of the West teams (Ballard, Lincoln, Queen Anne and West Seattle) matched against an East team (Roosevelt, Garfield, Franklin and Cleveland). Officials expected a crowd of 13,500 .


The below photo, taken in 1987, features a Seahawk player picketing during the players strike against the NFL owners. Read more about the strike here.


Photos and information courtesy of MOHAI.

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