1950-1956 Sports Films

1956 University of Mount Union vs. Otterbein College Football Film



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Otterbein wearing dark jerseys with tan pants; Mt. Union wearing all white.

Mount Union homecoming. Halftime and homecoming festivities 10:20 to 11:00 into film.

Mount Union’s victory broke a 10-game losing streak and ended Otterbein’s three game winning streak.

Mount Union coach “Eugene ‘Duke’ Barret participated in football, basketball, and track and field at Mount Union. Prior to attending Mount, Barrett enlisted in the Army out of high school. After being discharged Barret earned four varsity letters in football and basketball and one in track. He earned a total of nine letters. In football, Barret played tight end and earned All-Ohio honors twice (1947,1948). In 1956 he became the head coach of football, tennis, golf, and assistant coach of basketball at Mount Union. He worked at Mount Union until 1962.” He was inducted into the Mount Union M Club Hall of Fame in 1976. University of Mount Union Hall of Fame website: http://athletics.mountunion.edu/m-club/Hall_of_Fame/Barret_Eugene_-Duke-?view=bio The Duke Barret Award of Excellence, named in his honor, is awarded to a member of the M Club, in recognition for career experiences or activities that have brought honor and recognition to the individual and, in turn, Mount Union. The award is the highest honor, outside selection for the M Club Hall of Fame. http://athletics.mountunion.edu/general/2018-19/releases/20180723lxs9ja

Tan & Cardinal recap, 10.19.1956, pg. 3.


Columbus Dispatch game preview, Friday, 10.12.1956

Columbus Sunday Dispatch game report, 10.14.1956

Game Date


Game Score

19-9 (Mount Union Purple Raiders)


Coaches: Otterbein – Robert “Moe” Agler (Otterbein ‘48), Mt. Union – Eugene “Duke” Barret (Mt. Union ’51)

Game Location

Mount Union's Hartshorn Stadium

Game Film # and Reel #

Game Film #17, Reel #29

Film Time



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1956 University of Mount Union vs. Otterbein College Football Film