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  Bremerton All-Stars (1926) Kitsap Athletic Club (1927-1931)

 

Years of Operation: 1926-1931

 

Overall Record:  9-5-2

 

First Game: Oct 10, 1926 vs West Seattle Yellowjackets

 

First Win: Oct 17, 1926 vs Nippon Athletic Club

 

Final Game:

 

League Affiliation:  

Seattle Independent Football League (1926)

Independent (1927)

 

 

Team Headquarters:  Bremerton/Port Orchard, WA

 

Team Colors: Red Jerseys, Red Socks

General Manager:

 

Coaches: Harold "Bones" Hanley (Head) Oscar Cook (Asst Head Coach)

 

Home Field(s): Reinhardt Park

Titles Won

1926 Seattle Independent League Champions

 

 

 

On October 3, 1926 Coach Harold Hanley called for a meeting in Bremerton to form an all-star semi professional football team in the Bremerton area to play other area teams and naval ship teams as they came into Bremerton.

 

The first players were Tiny Norton and Dock Lawrence of Navy, Kelly Ashton, Red Olson, Art Kees, of Union High; Art Smith of Bremerton; Hilton Baglin, "Cooney" Stone, George Allen, and "Swede" Landberg of Port Orchard.

 

The first scheduled game of the '26 season was canceled after the Seattle Nippon were crippled in a 3-0 victory over the Portland Indepedents.  After playing the West Seattle Yellowjackets in a tight 6-0 loss who took the place of the Japanese team, the All-Stars were invited to join the loosely organized Seattle Independent Football League and received a complete compliment of games.  The All-Stars went on to sweep the league only suffering a tie to Fort Lawton on their way to winning the Seattle League Championship.  In a unique event, the team split itself for a Dec 12 match-up for the Kitsap County Championship.  Players from Port Orchard defeated the players from Bremerton 6-2.  "Swede" Landberg booted both field goals for the Port Orchard Eleven in the victory.

 

The star of the 1926 season was Ralph Peterson, known as the Bremerton "Red Grange" for his dominating play.

 

The All-Stars success in 1926 directly led to the formation of the Kitsap Athletic Club.

 

The 1927 edition was brought back to earth with a thud, and following the Keyport victory, discussions were underway to possibly shut down the season due to injuries.  In a time when the team at it's peak numbered around 27 players, the injury bug benched the entire backfield.  However, the head coach of the Union High School football team and 2 of his star players decided to suit up for the final two games before the decision to shut down was finally given.

 

In 1931 Harold Lee was the standout player possessing great speed.

 

1926 Schedule/Results (6-1-1)  
Oct 10 - Nippon Athletic Club W FFT
Oct 10 - West Seattle AC indians 0-6
Oct 17 - Nippon Athletic Club 32-0
Oct 24 - Broadway Athletic Club 32-20
Oct 31 - Fort Lawton Soldiers 7-7
Nov 7 - Seattle Taiyos 28-0
Nov 14 - Seattle Independents 9-0
Nov 21 - South Park 16-0
Nov 28 - University Athletic Club 16-0
Dec 5 - Aberdeen American Legion Cancel
Dec 12 - Kitsap County Championship:  
  - Port Orchard 6 Bremerton 2 -  
   
1927 Schedule/Results (3-4-1)  
Sept 25 - USS Idaho L
Oct 2 - Tacoma Athletic Club 0-7
Oct 9 - Jefferson Park Athletic Club 6-0
Oct 16 - West Seattle AC Indians 12-6
Oct 23 - Aberdeen American Legion 0-6
Nov 7 - Keyport Torpedomen 16-0
Nov 14 - Tacoma Athletic Club Cancel
Nov 20 - West Seattle AC Indians 0-13
Nov 27 - Jefferson Park Athletic Club 6-6
   
1931 Schedule/Results ():  
   
Nov 8 - West Seattle AC Indians  
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

 

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