1950-1956 Sports Films

1953 Otterbein College vs. Marietta College Football Film (Homecoming)

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Description

Otterbein wearing white jerseys with tan pants; Marietta wearing blue jerseys with blue pants.

Otterbein HOMECOMING

First 3:58 of film in color. First 1:54 are pregame festivities, band marching down the field, homecoming floats, homecoming court, cheerleaders, national anthem, rain begins. At 11:54 (black and white) halftime ceremonies, band marching on field, homecoming court escorted across 50-yardline, queen crowned, kissed by both Marietta and Otterbein football captains, Otterbein AFROTC unit and color guard marches down field in review, very strong winds, homecoming court go back across the field and watch game from cars.

Tan & Cardinal recap, 10.30.1953, pg. 3. (records indicate score was 9-6. However Tan and Cardinal article claims Marietta extra point thus 19-7.)

References:

Columbus Dispatch game preview, Friday, 10.23.1953

Columbus Sunday Dispatch game report, 10.25.1953

Game Date

10-24-1953

Game Score

19-6 (Otterbein Cardinals)

Coaches

Coaches: Otterbein – Harry Ewing (Nebraska ’09), Marietta – John “Red” Smith (1952-1956, 7-29-2)

Game Location

Otterbein's Memorial Stadium

Game Film # and Reel #

Game Film #10, Reel #4

Film Time

15:06 (3:58 Color, 11:02 Black & White)

Keywords

College Football, Football Programs, Football Films

1953 Otterbein College vs. Marietta College Football Film (Homecoming)

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