Greensburg Athletic Association

The Greensburg Athletic Association was an early organized football team, based in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, that played in the unofficial Western Pennsylvania Professional Football Circuit from 1890 until 1900.wikipedia
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1895 Greensburg Athletic Association season

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At times referred to as the Greensburg Athletic Club, the team began as an amateur football club in 1890 and was composed primarily of locals before several professional players were added for the 1895 season.
The 1895 Greensburg Athletic Association season was their sixth season in existence.

Lawson Fiscus

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In 1894 it was discovered that the team had secretly paid formerly Indiana Normal (now Indiana University of Pennsylvania) player, Lawson Fiscus, to play football and retained his services on salary.
He attended Princeton University, where his outstanding play at offensive guard earned him the title Samson of Princeton, before going on to play professionally with the Allegheny Athletic Association in 1891 and the Greensburg Athletic Association in 1893.

Charlie Atherton

Aside from Fiscus, the Greensburg Athletic Association included several of the era's top players, such as: Charlie Atherton, George Barclay, Ross Fiscus, Jack Gass, Arthur McFarland, Charles Rinehart, Isaac Seneca and Adam Martin Wyant.
Atherton was also an early professional football player and coach for the Greensburg Athletic Association.

Arthur McFarland

Aside from Fiscus, the Greensburg Athletic Association included several of the era's top players, such as: Charlie Atherton, George Barclay, Ross Fiscus, Jack Gass, Arthur McFarland, Charles Rinehart, Isaac Seneca and Adam Martin Wyant.
Arthur Lamont "Tiger" McFarland (July 7, 1874 – August 21, 1959) was an early professional American football player who played with the Greensburg Athletic Association as well as the Latrobe Athletic Association.

Latrobe Athletic Association

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The team was the chief rival of another early professional football team, the Latrobe Athletic Association. Greensburg's 1895 season opened and closed with games against the Latrobe Athletic Association, from nearby Latrobe, which served as Greensburg's chief rival.
Meanwhile, the 1895 Latrobe YMCA team ended up playing 11 games, for a record of 7–4 with two losses to their cross-county rivals, the Greensburg Athletic Association, and single losses to Altoona and West Virginia University.

Western Pennsylvania Professional Football Circuit

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The Greensburg Athletic Association was an early organized football team, based in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, that played in the unofficial Western Pennsylvania Professional Football Circuit from 1890 until 1900.

Offutt Field (Greensburg)

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The team's home games were played at Athletic Park (which was later renamed Offutt Field).
The Greensburg Athletic Association, an early organized football team based in Greensburg, played their home games at the stadium from 1890–1900.

Greensburg, Pennsylvania

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The Greensburg Athletic Association was an early organized football team, based in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, that played in the unofficial Western Pennsylvania Professional Football Circuit from 1890 until 1900.
From 1890 until 1900, Greensburg was the home of the Greensburg Athletic Association, one of the earliest professional football teams.

1891 Greensburg Athletic Association season

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During the 1891 season, the club suffered from at least two known losses against two of the two top football athletic clubs in Pittsburgh: the Pittsburgh Athletic Club and the Allegheny Athletic Association.
The 1891 Greensburg Athletic Association season was their second season in existence.

1890 Greensburg Athletic Association season

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The Greensburg Athletic Association kicked off its inaugural season in 1890.
The 1890 Greensburg Athletic Association season was their first season in existence.

1892 Greensburg Athletic Association season

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Meanwhile, the surviving records of the club's 1892 campaign show only two games being played, resulting in two losses against Western University of Pennsylvania (today the University of Pittsburgh), 6-2, and the Pittsburgh Athletic Club, 28-0.
The 1892 Greensburg Athletic Association season was their third season in existence.

1893 Greensburg Athletic Association season

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The results of three of the four games from that season remain unknown.
The 1893 Greensburg Athletic Association season was their fourth season in existence.

1894 Greensburg Athletic Association season

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During the 1894 season, Greensburg jumped out to a 5-0 record, before losing 10-0 against the Altoona Athletic Club.
The 1894 Greensburg Athletic Association season was their fifth season in existence.

Ross Fiscus

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Aside from Fiscus, the Greensburg Athletic Association included several of the era's top players, such as: Charlie Atherton, George Barclay, Ross Fiscus, Jack Gass, Arthur McFarland, Charles Rinehart, Isaac Seneca and Adam Martin Wyant.
In 1896, he played alongside his brother Lawson for the Greensburg Athletic Association.

Isaac Seneca

Aside from Fiscus, the Greensburg Athletic Association included several of the era's top players, such as: Charlie Atherton, George Barclay, Ross Fiscus, Jack Gass, Arthur McFarland, Charles Rinehart, Isaac Seneca and Adam Martin Wyant.
After leaving Carlisle, Seneca briefly played professional football for the Greensburg Athletic Association in Greensburg, Pennsylvania.

Charles Rinehart

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Aside from Fiscus, the Greensburg Athletic Association included several of the era's top players, such as: Charlie Atherton, George Barclay, Ross Fiscus, Jack Gass, Arthur McFarland, Charles Rinehart, Isaac Seneca and Adam Martin Wyant.
From 1898 until 1900, Rinehart played professional football for the Greensburg Athletic Association.

Allegheny Athletic Association

During the 1891 season, the club suffered from at least two known losses against two of the two top football athletic clubs in Pittsburgh: the Pittsburgh Athletic Club and the Allegheny Athletic Association.
The team played against the Greensburg Athletic Association to post a 10-0 win.

Jack Gass

Aside from Fiscus, the Greensburg Athletic Association included several of the era's top players, such as: Charlie Atherton, George Barclay, Ross Fiscus, Jack Gass, Arthur McFarland, Charles Rinehart, Isaac Seneca and Adam Martin Wyant.
In 1900, he played for Latrobe's rival, the Greensburg Athletic Association.

1897 Greensburg Athletic Association season

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The 1897 season marked the pinnacle of the professional football era in Greensburg.
The 1897 Greensburg Athletic Association season was their eighth season in existence.

John Brallier

The Latrobe team had an impressive squad led by John Brallier who became the first football player to admit to being a paid professional.
After the Washington & Jefferson season, Brallier returned to Latrobe to play another game, against Greensburg Athletic Association on November 30, 1895, which ended in a 4–0 loss.

1898 Greensburg Athletic Association season

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The start of the 1898 season saw optimism in Greensburg with the return of ex-coach Charlie Atherton.
The 1898 Greensburg Athletic Association season was their ninth season in existence.

Latrobe, Pennsylvania

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Greensburg's 1895 season opened and closed with games against the Latrobe Athletic Association, from nearby Latrobe, which served as Greensburg's chief rival.
In 1898 Latrobe and two players from their rivals, the Greensburg Athletic Association, formed the very first professional football all-star team for a game against the Duquesne Country and Athletic Club, to be played at Pittsburgh's Exposition Park.

Washington & Jefferson Presidents football

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Greensburg, along with Washington and Jefferson College, had the best football records in Pennsylvania for the 1897 season.
John Brallier, who was the first openly professional football player, played football for Washington & Jefferson College in 1895 before returning to the Greensburg Athletic Association.

Jeannette Athletic Club

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A week later, a game against the Jeannette Athletic Club, ended at halftime due to disagreement between the two teams.
However, Jeannette also had a rivalry with the nearby Greensburg Athletic Association.

Dave Berry (American football)

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The all-star team was put together by Latrobe manager, Dave Berry and resulted in 16-0 Duquesne win.
He came up with the idea of opposing them with an all-star team culled from Latrobe, Greensburg Athletic Association, Washington & Jefferson College, the Pittsburgh Athletic Club, and Pittsburgh College of the Holy Ghost.