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1956 Otterbein College (7) at University of Mount  Union (19) Football Film

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Otterbein 7 at Mount Union 19

October 13, 1956

Hartshorn Stadium, Alliance, Ohio

Time: 13:34 Type: B & W Program: No

Schools: Otterbein University is a private university in Westerville, Ohio. The university was founded in 1847 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ and named for United Brethren founder the Rev. Philip William Otterbein. After the merger of the Evangelical United Brethren Church and the Methodist Church, in 1968, Otterbein has been associated with the United Methodist Church. Colors: Tan and Cardinal. Mascot: Cardinals

The University of Mt. Union is a private university in Alliance, Ohio. Founded in 1846, the university was affiliated with the Methodist Church until the spring of 2019. Mount Union was founded in 1846 by Orville Nelson Hartshorn as "a place where men and women could be educated with equal opportunity, science would parallel the humanities, and there would be no distinction due to race, color, or sex." In approximately 1911, Scio College of Scio, Ohio, merged with Mount Union, moving faculty to the Mount Union campus and abandoning the Scio campus. Mount Union College was renamed the University of Mount Union effective August 1, 2010. Colors: Purple and white. Mascot: Purple Raiders. (The term Raiders have been used for Mt. Union teams since the latter part of the 19th century. In the 1890s new uniforms were ordered but came in the wrong colors. Since it was too close to the start of the season, they kept the uniforms and were known as the “Purple Raiders” since.)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Mount_Union

Pio, Chris, Gryphons, Gorloks and Gusties: A History of NCAA Division III Nicknames and Mascots, Privately Published, Las Vegas, NV, 2021, p. 198.

Coaches: Otterbein – Robert “Moe” Agler (March 13, 1924 – September 16, 2005, Otterbein ‘48) A 1941 graduate of Dublin (Ohio)High School he enrolled in Otterbein College where he lettered in football, basketball, baseball and track. After serving in the Navy during World War II, and participating in the D-Day invasion, Agler returned to Otterbein in 1946 where he was a member of, arguably, the best team in school history. He was instrumental in the school’s most memorable game, a 13-7 loss to the University of West Virginia with the Cardinals threatening to score as time expired. After graduating in 1948 he played professionally for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL) and the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League (CFL). Returning to central Ohio in 1950 Agler was hired as head football coach at his alma mater, Dublin High School, where he won the Franklin County Championship. He moved to Johnstown High School in 1952 before returning to Otterbein the next year as an assistant to Harry Ewing. In 1955 Agler replaced Ewing as head coach serving two stints, from 1955 to 1965 and 1970 to 1974, compiling a record of 74–63–5. He was also the head basketball coach at Otterbein from 1955 to 1958, tallying a mark of 13–39, and served as Athletic Director (1955-1975). Following his retirement, he was instrumental in the construction of the new Memorial Stadium.

Mt. Union – Eugene Roscoe “Duke” Barret (October 11, 1927, Youngstown, Ohio - February 4, 2017, Sebring, Ohio; Mt. Union ’51, MS Colorado Western) Barret joined the Army immediately after high school and served in Germany from 1945-47. From 1947 to 1948 he pitched professionally for the St. Louis Browns and Toledo Mud Hens. 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). After graduating with a degree in English he taught and coached at Pomeroy, Ohio High School and Youngstown's East High School before taking an assistant coaching and teaching position at Colorado Western College under "Pete" Pederson, while completing his Masters there. 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 head of public relations for the Alliance Drop Forging Co., 1962-1966, before taking a professorship position at Youngstown State University from 1966-1992. 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

Notes:

Otterbein is wearing dark jerseys with tan pants while Mount Union is wearing all white. The game was Mount Union’s homecoming. Halftime with close-up of players leaving the field and homecoming festivities is from 10:24 to 11:00 into the film. Mount Union’s victory broke a 10-game losing streak and ended Otterbein’s three game winning streak. For more game details see the Columbus Dispatch articles linked to this page.

References:

“Ohio’s Grid Loops Busy,” Columbus Evening Dispatch, October 12, 1956, p. 8B.

Otte, Dick, “Agler Spins Rags-Riches Yarn With Otterbein,” Columbus Evening Dispatch, October 12, 1956, p. 7B.

“Otterbein Streak Cut By Mount,” Columbus Sunday Dispatch, October 14, 1956, p. 35B.

“Otterbein, Denison In First Losses,” Columbus Evening Dispatch, October 15, 1956, p. 13A.

Game Date

10-13-1956

Game Score

Otterbein 9-Mt. Union 19

Coaches

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

Game Location

Hartshorn Stadium, University of Mt. Union, Alliance, OH

Comments

Otterbein is wearing dark jerseys with tan pants while Mount Union is wearing all white. The game was Mount Union’s homecoming. Halftime with close-up of players leaving the field and homecoming festivities is from 10:24 to 11:00 into the film. Mount Union’s victory broke a 10-game losing streak and ended Otterbein’s three game winning streak. For more game details see the Columbus Dispatch articles linked to this page.

Game Film # and Reel #

Game Film #17, Reel #29

Film Time

13:34

Keywords

College Football, Football Programs, Football Films

1956 Otterbein College (7) at University of Mount  Union (19) Football Film

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