"Many stories have been written about the great 1936 team which was undefeated. It was coached by Dean Bailey, present athletic director at Lincoln Memorial University and seven of its members are now in the Lenoir City High School Sports Hall of Fame."
The linemen are, from the left, Ed Osborne, Ed Littleton, George Fritts, who later was named to Grantland Rice's All-Southern team while at Clemson, and also named on some All-American teams, Gene Armstrong, Jr., Paul Davis, George Nichols, and Bud Waller. Backs are, from the left, Conrad Strader, Neville "Goober" Price, Babe Conner, Bill Yearout, and Ray Shubert.
(There was a picture used in newspaper article October 12, 1972 loaned to them by Scott Collins, Jr.)
undefeated and untied football eleven!
Coach Dean Bailey's team swept through a hard 11 game schedule, piling up a total of 208 points, against 12 for their opponents as they won all their games. Jefferson City and Vonore were the only teams to score touchdowns on Lenoir City.
Members of the crack Lenoir squad above, are:
Front row, left to right, Ed Littleton, James Dawn, John Kerley, Ollie Arden, J. T. Smith, Ralph Babb, Bob Travis, George Sivils and Burt Peterson.
Middle row, left to right, Ed Osborne, Conrad Strader, Gene Armstrong, George Fritts, Jack Nichols, Bill Yearout, captain, Babe Conner, Neville Price, Ray Shubert and Bud Waller.
Back row, left to right, Coach Carl Stevens, Paul Davis, Bud Reno, Martin Wilkerson, Quinten Love, Varnell Williams, Frank Evans, M. V. Walker, Dan James and Head Coach Dean Bailey.
This is the second time in the past three years that Lenoir has been undefeated. Their record follows:SOURCES:
L. C. 13, Tellico Plains 0;
L. C. 14, Vonore 6;
L. C. 7, TMI 0;
L. C. 39, Maryville 0;
L. C. 21, Jefferson City 6;
L. C. 27, Powell 0;
L. C. 7, Everett 0;
L. C. 14, Dayton 0;
L. C. 27, Kingston 0;
L. C. 7, Polk County 0;
L. C. 32, Loudon 0.