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<Football Records>   <1921 Season Recap>

 RE Rex Oren, RT Howard Carr, RG Jim Davis, C Lee Steen, LG Fred Wagner,
   LT Harold Inman, LE Joe Mallory, QB Bertram Clark, , LHB Russell White,
                     RHB Jim Steen FB Rudy Stucker

     The Hornets Football team has had their fair share of big wins over the years, but in the days before State Playoffs and Conference races, Chillicothe did something that likely will never be done again. They outscored their opponents by a combined 165-0 in back to back games.
     It was 1921 and football was slowly taking hold in the world of sports, despite attempts to have it outlawed and labeled as brutal and barbaric. More high schools were forming teams and in the years before conferences became popular, schools played neighboring towns mainly in an effort to reduce costs of travel by train.
     Under second year coach Tom Moles, Chillicothe had won two in a row to improve to 5-4 for the year. With two games left on the schedule, the Hornets had their sights set on a second straight winning season. On November 18, 1921 the team and fans boarded the train and headed to Hamilton for a Friday afternoon game. Chillicothe built a 48-0 lead at the half, then added another 33 points in the 3rd quarter. The game was called due to darkness at the end of the 3rd quarter for a 81-0 Chillicothe win. Few other details are known about the contest.
     The final game of the season was a Thanksgiving Day showdown with  Pattonsburg on the C.B.C. field. Chillicothe forced Pattonsburg to three plays and punt to start the game. Chillicothe's Quarterback Bertram Clark fielded the punt and returned it for Chillicothe's first touchdown. Clark added a 12 yard run later in the quarter and by halftime, Chillicothe had built a 28-0 lead. Three more touchdowns in the 3rd quarter gave Chillicothe a 49-0 lead. The Hornets didn't let up, putting 35 points on the board in the 4th quarter for an 84-0 win. Chillicothe had the ball inside the five yard line at least four other times but did not score. Clark scored nine touchdowns in the game, including five rushing,  three receiving and one by punt return, plus threw one touchdown pass. Team Captain Rudy Stucker had two touchdown runs and threw three touchdown passes. Chillicothe Kicker Russell White also went 12-for-12 on extra point kicks. Clark would go on to become a three-year letter winner for the University of Missouri Football team.