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TWIMFbH: Flattening the Mountaineers (1904)
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I’ve grown up and reside in Canton. This is where my family’s roots are, so I am familiar with Canton’s rich history and traditions. I attended Spoon River College and received my Bachelors of Science from Northland College in Ashland, Wis. My ...
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I’ve grown up and reside in Canton. This is where my family’s roots are, so I am familiar with Canton’s rich history and traditions. I attended Spoon River College and received my Bachelors of Science from Northland College in Ashland, Wis. My husband Cole, who works for the City of Canton, and I have an amazing two and a half year old daughter Ava, who keeps us busy. With almost one year under my belt as the Executive Director for the Canton Area Chamber of Commerce, we are continuing to partner with area businesses and community leaders to make Canton a great place to live, work and play!
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Last week for TWIMFbH we shot back to 1901, Fielding Yost’s perfectly perfect first season in Ann Arbor.   For Saturday’s edition we march a mere three years forward to 1904 when on that day in Michigan Football history we welcomed the spring lambs from the American Medical School (Chicago) to Ann Arbor.   Just three days later on the Saturday that followed Michigan faced West Virginia and unleashed a batch of whoopass not seen before or since:

Yes, I said “Yostmen”.   The beating put down that day was truly epic – Michigan scored 22 touchdowns in the 130 to 0 humiliation.   I read a portion of the hilarious report from The Daily New Dominion (Morgantown WV); here’s more for you via the Michigan Alumnus archive:
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Bahahaha. When the jokes stopped they got an actual quote from one of the Mountaineer players who was clearly stunned by how Yost’s machine operated.   Keep in mind this was 1904:

“The signals were given for the next play when the preceding one started.  Sometimes the play was off before we got lined up.”

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