Cincinnati Schoolboy Legends - Roots: Early Cincinnati Football History

Cincinnati has a long and storied history of high school football. Starting with the first shadowy accounts of football games from the mid-1880s, Cincinnati has been a hotbed of high school football fervor to this day. Fans across Southwest Ohio have fondly recalled their favorite players and coaches years after they left the playing field or bragged about how their team beat their arch-rival in a game played decades ago.

Betsy Ross is joined by John Baskin and Lonnie Wheeler, authors of the book Schoolboy Legends, and Michael O'Bryant, researcher for the book, to talk about the early roots of high school football in Cincinnati.

Length: 
18 minutes
Date Recorded: 
09/25/2009