Sept. 18, 1920 – Follansbee’s First Home Pigskin Victory Over Wellsburg

“Beat Wellsburg” was the slogan with which F.H.S. entered Saturday’s football game and they did.   It was Follansbee’s first home victory in the history of the heated county rivalry against the Orange Crushers. The final score was 6-0 in front of home fans at Pastime Park.   The victory came in the second quarter when right halfback and team Captain Cooper carried the ball for a touchdown after receiving a pass from quarterback Carey.  Fumbling of the football from the start made the Wellsburg eleven look its weakest in years.   The game’s intensity was fueled by protests from the Follansbee side.  According to the Herald Star, Wellsburg’s left halfback Seltner was over the age limit and should not have been allowed to participate. However, to the delight of the home crowd, he lost yards continually when given the ball.

  • Steubenville Herald Star, “Follansbee Section – Beat Wellsburg,” September 20, 1920, p. 11.