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by Vernon Finn Grinaker
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Chapter 3 Young College -- New Conference

Birth of the MIAC | 1921-1922  | Arrival of Coach Fenwick Watkins  | 1922-1923 | 1923-1924 | 1924-1925 | 1925-1926 | 1926-1927 | 1927-1928 | 1928-1929 | 1929-1930 | Looking Back -- The Twenties |

1921-1922 | Football | Men's Basketball | Baseball | All Sports |

The 1921 football season was Concordia's first year as a member of the MIAC and Rudolph Lavik began his second year as coach. The first two games were played against Carleton and St. Olaf and Concordia lost by rather disastrous scores. Carleton defeated Concordia 74-0 and St. Olaf won 97-0. These were two of the strongest teams in the league. The Concordian described the St. Olaf game:
 

On October 7 the St. Olaf warriors gave our enthusiasts a surprise. Our men did not hope to hold the Ole's down to anything better than a 50 - 0 score in their favor for several of our men were still on the injured list from the Carleton game. The Ole's opened up with a variety of forward passes and end runs, the speed and dexterity of which our men had not expected and these were mainly responsible for the one-sided score of 97 - 0.(3)
 

As a result of injuries received in the games with Carleton and St. Olaf, some members of the team were not permitted to take active part in the daily workouts. But Coach Lavik drafted a number of men to fill the positions. As the same time a number of men were switched from their former posts to work in new positions.

The next game with Jamestown College found Concordia winning 28-0. In a game against Fargo College Concordia scored first, but Fargo College blocked a punt and recovered it in the end zone for a touchdown and the game ended in a 7-7 tie.

In Concordia's Homecoming game, the team defeated Wahpeton Science 42-7. The cross-town rival, Moorhead Normal defeated Concordia 21-7 for the bragging rights of the city. A game with NDAC had to be canceled because of a snowstorm.

At a students' mass meeting, Jack Larson was elected assistant yell leader. At the same time a committee was selected to develop some new college yells and songs.

A class in coaching was added to the Physical Education Department. The class met twice weekly and though no credit was offered, about 20 students registered. Coach Lavik conducted the class and the members gained some very valuable experience.

1921-1922 | Football | Men's Basketball | Baseball | All Sports |

No scores or schedules were reported for the 1921-1922 basketball team. However, a game was held on campus that developed a great deal of interest:

A basketball game was staged between the students from Minnesota and North Dakota in early November. Throughout the whole contest, no prediction could be made as to the outcome. Had it not been for the glorious spurt made by the Gophers, the outcome might have been a different story. Minnesota won 24 - 19.(4)

1921-1922 | Football | Men's Basketball | Baseball | All Sports |

The 1922 baseball team played only three games that spring. NDAC defeated Concordia 9-6, Concordia won over Moorhead Normal 7-1 and lost to Moorhead Normal 4-5. Coach Fenwick Watkins devoted most of his time to spring football.
 
 
 

Chapter 3

1. Hollingsworth, Gustavus Athletics, p. 77-78.

2. Concordian, December 22, 1920.

3. Concordian, October 24, 1921.

4. Concordian, Novemberf 28, 1921.

5. 1923 Scout, p. 131. .

6. 1920 Scout, p. .

7. Most all of the information including scores and rosters for the 1920's was found in the 1920, 1923, 1926 and 1929 Scout yearbooks.

8. 1923 Scout, p.

9. Concordian, December 15, 1922.

10. Concordian, May 18, 1923.

11. 1923 Scout, p. 132.

12. Concordian, March 5, 1924.

13. Concordian, April 11, 1924.

14. 1926 Scout, p.

15. Concordian, May 5, 1925.

16. 1929 Scout, p 196.

17. 1929 Scout, p. 197..

18. 1929 Scout, p. 199.

19. 1929 Scout, p.180.

20. 1929 Scout, p. 13.

21. 1929 Scout, p. 198.

22. Concordian, December 19, 1929.
 
 
 

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