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  Tacoma Red Devils (1936 - 1938) Columbians (1939)

Years of Operation: 1937 - 1939

 

Overall Record

 

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League Affiliation:  

Northwest Football League (1936-1939)

"Puget Sound Professional League" (1938)

 

 

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Honors

 

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All-America

 

1936 Highlights:

Jess Brooks, fullback passed to Norman Iverson for a game-tying TD against West Seattle.

 

1938 Key Players:

Halfback Rudy Parkhurst (UW Husky)

Fullback Jess Brooks (UPS)

End Bud McDougall

Quarterback Bill Sewell

End Hal Nilsen

 

Sewell was acquired after running into scholastic issues in college.

 

Sewell and Nilsen connected for 3 TD scores in a 27-12 over the Destroyers.  Nilsen led the league going into week 8 with 48 points (8 TDs).

 

1939:

The Red Devils changed their name to the "Columbians" when the Tacoma-based Columbia Brewery, brewers of Alt Heidelberg sponsored the team.

 

Tacoma smashed Enumclaw 19-0 on Oct 28 handing the Barons their worst defeat in 6 years.  Babe Harmon ran for one score, passed to Hal Nilsen for another.  Burton Kindred recovered a fumble to set up Harmon's first score.

 

 

1936 Schedule/Results (5-3-2):  
Nov 1 -  West Seattle Yellowjackets 0-21
Nov 8 - Olympia Senators 13-0
Nov 22 - Bremerton Destroyers  
   
   
1937 Schedule/Results (5-3-2):  
Sep 19 - Grays Harbor Indians 0-0
Sep 26 - West Seattle Yellowjackets 17-9
Oct 3 - Renton Rams 7-14
Oct 10 - Bremerton Destroyers 20-0
Oct 24 - Enumclaw Silver Barons 0-14
Oct 31 - Grays Harbor Indians 32-6
Nov 7 - West Seattle Yellowjackets 7-0
Nov 14 - Renton Rams 0-6
Nov 21 - Enumclaw Silver Barons 7-6
Nov 28 - Bremerton Destroyers 6-6
   

1938 Schedule/Results (7-3):

 
Sep 19 - Kitsap Destroyers 0-6
Sep 26 - Renton Rams 7-0
Oct 2 - West Seattle Yellowjackets 6-14
Oct 9 - Enumclaw Silver Barons 14-0
Oct 16 - Grays Harbor Indians 20-0
Oct 23 - Kitsap Destroyers 27-12
Oct 30 - West Seattle Yellowjackets 7-0
Nov 6 - Enumclaw Silver Barons 3-6
Nov 13 - Grays Harbor Indians 33-6
Nov 27 @ Renton Rams 28-14
   
1939 Schedule/Results (1-1-2):  
Oct 1 - Renton Rams 0-0
   
Oct 14 @ Enumclaw Silver Barons 0-0
   
Oct 28 - Enumclaw Silver Barons 19-0
Nov 5 - Renton Rams  
Nov 19 - West Seattle Yellowjackets W
Nov 30 - Enumclaw Silver Barons 0-3
Dec 3 - Renton Rams 0-7
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 

 

   
   
   
   

 

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