Hazleton Redskins
FoundedSeptember 1938
FoldedSeptember 18, 1939
Based inHazleton, Pennsylvania
LeagueEastern Pennsylvania Football League
Head coachesEd Kahn
Other League Championship winsEPFL (1938)
Home field(s)Cranberry Park

The Hazleton Redskins were a professional American football team that played in the Eastern Pennsylvania Football League in 1938. They were named league champions after going 5–1. They Redskins were a farm team of the Washington Redskins. They wore colors very similar to that of Washington. Their team president was Dr. Frank Veneroso and their manager was Lou Reynolds.

1938

Their first game was against the Brooklyn Bay Parkways of the American Association.[1][2] They won the game 19 to 12.[3][4] Even though it was a close score the Redskins dominated, as they had 223 yards opposed to 33 by Brooklyn.[4] They were led by coach Ed Kahn and quarterback LeRoy "Sunshine" Campbell.[4] The next week they won 14 to 0 against the Wilkes-Barre Panthers. In their third game of the season, the Redskins had their only loss, which was 7 to 0 against the Scranton Miners.[5] They had more first downs, passes, rushing yards and passing yards than Scranton but could not score any points.[5] On the final play of the game, Hazleton threw a pass which was caught at the one yard line of Scranton, but the team could not get there quick enough as the game ended.[5] Shortly afterwards, they scheduled a rematch against Scranton,[6] and won 20 to 0. Shortly before the rematch, they had scheduled a game with the Wilmington Clippers, but canceled.[7] Their next game after Scranton was a matchup with the Reading Rams.[8][9][10] They won 19 to 7. On October 30, they won 32 to 2 against the Wilkes-Barre Panthers.[11] In the final game of the EPFL season (and the last of the league before folding) the Redskins won 13 to 0 over the Shenandoah Rams (they were previously the Reading Rams, but moved before the last game of the season).[12][13] On December 11, they scheduled a game against the Dixie League Champion Norfolk Shamrocks to be named "Minor-League champions" and won 16 to 14.[14] On December 18, they scheduled a game against the Paterson Panthers, which was canceled.[15] On September 18, 1939, they folded because of other Hazleton sports getting more fan support and because of the folding of the EPFL.

References

  1. ^ "All Star Lineup To Oppose Bay Parkway Squad At Cranberry". The Plain Speaker. September 24, 1938. Retrieved April 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "PUNTS AND PASSES". The Plain Speaker. September 24, 1938. Retrieved April 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "1938 Hazelton Redskins - Pro Football Archives". www.profootballarchives.com.
  4. ^ a b c Caughey, Stan (September 26, 1938). "HAZLETON PRO. GRIDDERS LOOK VERY IMPRESSIVE TO 1,000 FANS". Standard Speaker. Retrieved April 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ a b c "HAZLETON REDSKINS DROP FAST BATTLE AGAINST SCRANTON MINERS 7–0". Standard Speaker. October 10, 1938. Retrieved April 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Miners Determined To Hand Second Loss To Hefty Redskins". The Times-Tribune. October 15, 1938. Retrieved April 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Cancel Game With Clippers". The Plain Speaker. October 11, 1938. Retrieved April 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "HAZLETON REGION WILL WITNESS STIRRING BATTLE HERE SUNDAY". Standard Speaker. October 20, 1938. Retrieved April 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "HAZLETON PRO. GRIDDERS WILL DRAW BIG CROWD TO CRANBERRY". Standard Speaker. October 22, 1938. Retrieved April 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ "Aim To Stop Hazleton Redskins". Standard Speaker. October 22, 1938. Retrieved April 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ "Hazleton Redskins Arial Attack Routs Panthers 32–2 In Bruising Pro Contest". The Plain Speaker. October 31, 1938. Retrieved April 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  12. ^ "Hazleton Redskins Win Over Shenandoah, 13–0". The Morning Call. November 14, 1938. Retrieved April 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  13. ^ "HAZLETON REDSKINS POINTING TO TURN BACK RAMS ON SUNDAY". Standard-Speaker. November 11, 1938. Retrieved April 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  14. ^ "HAZLETON REDSKINS TO CLASH WITH NORFOLK CLANCYS SUNDAY". Standard Speaker. December 8, 1938. Retrieved April 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  15. ^ "REDSKINS IN FINAL GRIDIRON GAME HERE SUNDAY AT PATERSON, N.J." Standard Speaker. December 17, 1938. Retrieved April 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.