Bayonne Vikings Football History

Organized 1911

Black & Grey

“Seakings”
“Oil City Gridders”
“Norsemen”
“Third Warders”
“Roofmen” (1929)

  Viking F.C. of Bayonne (Bayonne Vikings)
1897 [earlier team]
11/6  L  0-4  at Sylvans, Prospect Park Parade Grounds

1898 [earlier team]
10/1  L  0-4  at Clinton A.C., at PPPG

  Bayonne Vikings
1909 [earlier team]
10/17 T  0-0     Monitors AC of Whitestone

  Bayonne A.C. Vikings
1911

1912  
     Home Field: Old Eastern League Baseball Park Grounds, 4th & The Boulevard
10/6   ?         Borough Park A.C. (H)
10/13 W 42-0     Mercury A.C. (H) 
10/20  ?         Mohawk A.C. (H)
10/27  ?         Maroons of Brooklyn (H)
11/3   ?         Erie F.B.C. of Paterson (H)
11/10  ?         Hilltop A.C. (H)
11/24  ?         Elm A.C. (H)
12/1   ?         Astoria A.C. (H)
12/15 W 19-0     X Club of Jersey City (H)
  Bayonne Viking Juniors/Colts:
10/6   ?         Essex AC of Newark (H)
10/27  ?         Eagle AA (H)  
11/3   ?         Union Juniors of Lyndhurst (H)
12/1   ?         St. Paul's FBC of Brooklyn (H)

1913 

1914

1915  (Hudson County Champions)
10/3  T  0-0  at Imperial AC, at Imperial Field, Elm Park, New Brighton, Staten Island
11/13 W  9-7  at Franklin AA, at East Orange [pos. Viking 2nds?]
11/26  ?         Union A.A., at Washburn Park, Jersey City
  Bayonne Viking Juniors:
11/13 L  6-19    Seneca FC (H)
	
1916  (~4-2-1)   Coach- Bert Longstreet [known as: Viking Junior Football Club]
  Home Field: 48th Street Grounds
10/1  W  6-0     Imperials A.C. (H)
11/5  W  7-2     Greenville Nationals (H)
11/7  L  0-7     U.S.S. New York (H)
11/12 W 14-7     Columbias of Jersey City (H)
11/   T  0-0     Greenville Nationals
.     W          Indians of Port Richmond
.     L          Valley A.C. of Newark
11/30  ?      at Plainfield
12/10  ?         Greenville (H)

1917
.     L  0-28    West Side F.B.C. of Jersey City

1918

1919  (~0-3-1) Coach- Bill Longstreet
   Home Field: Standard Oil Park (Standard Park)
11/9  L  0-7  at Ridgewood A.A., at Ivanhoe Park, Glendale, Queens
11/16 L  0-9  at West Side F.C., Jersey City  [0-7?
11/23 no game    West Sides (H) at Standard Park
11/23 no game    Fifty-50 F.B.C. (H)
11/23 T  7-7     Brighton team (Staten Island)
11/27 L  0-6     Iroquois (H) (feature of double header) ["Viking Colts"]
  Viking Juniors:
11/27 T  0-0     Iroquois Juniors, at Standard Oil Park [prelim. to Colts' game]

1920
12/12  ?      at Indians, Sisco Park, Port Richmond

1921  [not sure about these two being Bayonne]
.     L  0-6     Stapleton Stape Juniors
11/20  ?         Stapes Juniors  [Benefit]        

1922  (~0-4-0)  
   Home Field: none (tried to get Standard Oil Park; were denied)
10/8  L  0-47 at Stapleton F.B.C. (Stapes), East Shore Oval
10/22  ?      at Atlantic F.B.C., at Elizabeth
11/5  L  0-31 at College Point, Ahrco Field
11/12 L  0-24 at Orange A.A.
12/17 postp.     Old Time Vikings, at City Park Oval  [snow]
12/24 L  6-7     Vikings Old Timers, at City Park Oval

1923 (2-4-2) (2-4-3?) Coaches- Fred Fritts & Bill Stalling 
10/7  W 13-6  at Manresa Club, Grant City (Staten Island)
10/14 W  6-0  at St. Peter's Club, at Curtis Field, Staten Island
10/21 L  0-19 at College Point Triangles, Ahrco Field
10/28 T  0-0  at North Shore Indians (Redskins) of Port Richmond, at Elk (Sisco) Park
11/4  L  0-13 at New Rochelle K of C
11/11 L  0-6  at West Side Club, Jersey City H.S. Athletic Field, Florence & Montgomery
11/18 L  0-13 at North Shore Indians, Elk (Sisco) Park
12/2  T  0-0  at Saxons, City Hall Park, Jersey City
12/9  canc.   at Stapleton (Stapes), at East Shore Oval
.     T  0-0     Warlows of Whitestone  [not sure of this one, from 1924 S.I. Advance]

1924  (2-8-0)
9/28  postp.  at Maresa Caseys of Grant City (SI)
9/28  L  0-3  at Staats Post, Merritt-Charman Park, Rosebank, Staten Island
10/5  L  0-19 at Maresa Caseys of Grant City (SI)
10/12 L  0-6  at Mohawks of Paterson
10/19 no game at Newark Redjackets, Dreamland Park
10/19 L  0-25 at New Rochelle Caseys
.     L          College Point  ?
11/2  L  0-31 at Bridgeport-New Haven, at Bridgeport (former New Haven Blues) 0-32?
11/9  posp.   at Elmhurst Caseys, at College Point
11/16 L  0-18 at Elmhurst K of C, at College Point
11/22 L  0-13 at Newark Redjackets, at Dreamland Park
11/23 W 21-7     Unions of Paterson  [all I know is "3 TDs to 0"]
11/27 W  6-0     Lansings, at City Park (for City Championship)
12/7  L  0-8  at West Sides of Jersey City (for County Championship)
  Viking Juniors:
11/16 L  0-27    Uniteds, at City Park

1925  (4-3-1)  Coach Farrell  
   Home Park: City Park
10/4   ?         Staten Island Athletics 
10/11 W 26-0     Indians of Port Richmond (AKA Staten Island A's) (H)  2,000
10/18 T  0-0  at New Rochelle Caseys
10/25 postp.  at Elizabeth Collegians, at Waranoco Park  [rain]
11/1  W 12-0  at West Side Club, Jersey City High School Field
11/3  L  6-12 at Elizabeth Collegians, Waranoco Park
11/8  canc.   at Jamaica Cardinals  [rain]
11/15 L  0-6  at Hollyoke (Mission Club) of Brooklyn, at 86th St. & 14th Ave. 
11/22 L  0-13 at Newark F.C. (Redjackets?), at Dreamland Park
11/26 W 12-0     Lansings of Jersey City, at Jersey City Ballpark (for City Championship)
11/29 W  6-0  at West Sides, J.C. HS Field  4,000
.     L          College Point  ?
  Viking Cubs:
10/18  ?         United club, at City Park 
11/15 W 12-8     Uniteds, at City Park

1926 (9-1-0)  Coach- Dutch Diehl
   Home Field: City Park Oval
9/26  no game    Union F.C. of Paterson, at Doherty Silk Sox Oval, Clifton
9/26  W  9-0     McMonigle Blue Devils of (Coney Island) N.Y. (H)
10/3  W 10-0     Union F.C. of Paterson, Clifton
10/10 W  7-3  at Mohawks of Paterson
10/17 W 13-6     Teaneck Red Devils (H)
10/31 canc.   at Orange A.C. Tornadoes  [rain]
11/7  W 23-0  at West Side Club, at Jersey City High School Field
11/14 W  6-3  at Elizabeth Collegians, at Waranoco Park
11/21 W 20-0  at Brooklyn Bulldogs, Dexter Park
11/25 W  6-0     Lansings of Bayonne, at Soco Park  3,500
11/28 W 13-7  at Orange A.C. Tornadoes [game called early due to darkness]
.     L          College Point  ?
      Leo Battle was known as the “Red Grange of Bayonne”.

1927 (5-4-2)  Coach- Arthur E. Boutot
   Home field: Jersey City International League Baseball Park
9/25  no game at Paterson
9/25  W 13-0     College Point (H) [at Jersey City HS Athletic Field due to baseball] 9/30?
10/2  W 25-6     Monongahela Indians of N.Y. (H)
10/9  no game at New Haven Bulldogs
10/16 no game at Hartford Blues
10/16 T  0-0     McMonigle's Brooklyn Blue Devils of Coney Island (H)  1,000
10/23 no game    Hartford Blues
10/23 no game at McMonigle's Blue Devils
10/23 W 12-6     Southern Collegians (H)
10/25  ?         Atlantic City Roses
10/   L  0-6     McMonigle's Blue Devils of Coney Island (H)
10/30 L  0-14 at Orange A.C. Tornadoes  5-6,000
11/6  T  0-0  at Elizabeth Collegians, Waranoco Park  10,000
11/13 W  6-0  at West Side Club, Jersey City HS Field  3,000  [County title]
11/20 L  6-19 at Orange A.C. Tornadoes  6,000
11/24 W 18-0     Lansings, at Jersey City HS Field  2,000
11/27 L  0-6     All-Collegiates of Pennsylvania (H)
12/4 canceled at Stapleton Stapes [pos. 12/11]
12/4 postp.   at West Side A.A. of Jersey City (H)  [snow-out]
12/11 canc.      West Side A.A.  [prob. canc.?].
  Viking Juniors/Colts:
10/2  L  0-6     Pioneers, at City Park
10/16 L  0-21    Bayonne Collegians, City Park
11/11 W 33-0     Bulldogs  [Stape Jrs. called Colts]
11/15 L  6-13    Almont

1928 (5-3-0)
  Home Field: Jersey City International Baseball Park
9/30  W 12-0     Long Island Pros (H)
10/7  W  9-0     Flushing Triangles (H)
10/21 L  0-6  at Orange A.C. Tornadoes  6,000
10/28 W 18-6     Rochester Giants (H)
11/4  L  0-13 at Orange A.C. Tornadoes  5,000
11/11 W 12-0     West Sides
11/25 L  6-12 at Elizabeth Collegians, Waranoco Park
11/28 canc.      Lansings
12/7  canc.      Fort Slocum
12/16 W 14-0  at Hassett A.C., Babcock & Willis Park  12/14?
  Viking Juniors:
10/6  W 13-7     Keg's Association, at City Park

1929 (6-3-2) (Ind.) Coach: Dow Roof
  Home Fields: City Park Field (9/29)  Jersey City High School Field/Jersey City Athletic Field
   a.k.a. “the Roofmen”
9/29  W 26-0     East Side Professional Tigers (H) City Park Field 5,000
10/6  W 62-0     Fort Totten (H) J.C. H.S. Field 1,000
10/13 T  0-0  at Wessington A.C. of Passaic, Passaic High School Field 1,500
10/20 T  0-0     Elizabeth Collegiates (H) 2,500
10/27 L 12-26 at Orange A.C. Tornadoes (NFL)  3-5,000 (“State Championship”)
11/3  canc.      Cliffside Roamers (H) [rain out]
11/5  W 24-0     Elizabeth Blues (“Bettytowners”) (H) [George Laurence 55 yard TD run in 3rd  breaks 0-0 tie]
11/10 canc.      Jamaica Cardinals (H)
11/10 W 25-0     Ridgewood Ramblers (Long Island) (H)
11/17 L  0-30 at Staten Island Stapes (NFL) (exhibition), Thompson Field 3,000
11/24 canc.      Saranac A.C. of Brooklyn (H) [rain out]
11/28 W 19-0     Elizabeth Collegiates (H) [1st game: light Senior Championship: Pioneers 7-0 St. Vincent's]
12/1  W 27-0     Saranac A.C. (H)
12/8  L  0-6  at Wessington F.C., Passaic High School Stadium [“State independent Football Championship”]

1930 (Ind.) (1-2-2) Coach: Charley Van Horn
  Home Field: Jersey City Baseball Park
10/   T  0-0     Brooklyn Collegians Brooklyn Bulldogs?
10/10 L  0-8     West Sides (Hagueville) (H) (night) 1,000
10/19 W  7-0  at Orange Tornadoes (Ind), K of C Stadium 2,000
.     no game    Staten Island Stapes [no agreement reached]
11/2  T  0-0  at Jamaica F.B.C., Peter's Field, Hollis 2,000
11/9  L  0-13 at Newark Tornadoes (NFL), at the Newark Velodrome
12/7  canc.   at Orange Tornadoes (Ind., ex-Newark Tornadoes)) [weather]
     [Note: Injury-related reasons season was intermintent]

  Bayonne Viking-Bulldogs (Vikdogs)  [Merger with Brooklyn Bulldogs] 
1931 (Ind.) (6-3-4) Coaches: Dow Roof & Ted Plumridge
   a.k.a. “Seakings”,. “Third Warders”
9/20  T  0-0     Staten Island Stapeltons (NFL)(H),at West Side Park,Jersey City 3,000
9/26  L  0-13 at Frankford Yellow Jackets (NFL)  2,000
9/27  W  7-6     Overbrook White Jackets of Philadelphia (H), at Jersey City
10/4  L  0-6     Cleveland Panthers (H) 2,000
10/12 W 18-0     Newark Tornadoes/Independents (H)
10/18 T  0-0  at West Side Club, at Jersey City HS Field
10/24 W 13-12 at Frankford Legion (American Legion Post 211), Community Memorial (Frankford Memorial) Stadium 7,000
10/25 W 12-0     Frankford Legion, at West New York Playgrounds (13th & Jackson)
11/1  T  0-0  at Passaic Red Devils 5,000
11/3  no game    Southern Collegians (H)
11/8  W 25-0  at Heberton Cyclones, at Thompson Field, Stapleton, Staten Island
11/15 n.g.    at Pere Marquette (Boston) [scheduled, not played]
11/15 W  9-6  at Orange AC Tornadoes, K of C Stadium (“State Championship”) [Beryl Follet 28 yd, FG for win]
11/22 T  0-0     West Sides (H) [Dave Myers at QB] (Jersey City HS Field)
11/29 canc.      Clifton Heights
11/29 L  0-32 at Staten Island Stapletons (NFL) 3,000

1932
No Team

  Bayonne Vikings
1933 (2-7-2) [Interstate Football League] (2-4-2)
.     L  0-9     Providence Huskies [non-league]
9/17  L  0-20    Staten Island Stapes (H)  1,800 (H- City Park Stadium) [non=lg.]
9/24  W  6-0  at Clifton Wessingtons 3,000
10/1  L  0-6     Paterson Giants (H- City Park Stadium) 3,000
10/15 T  0-0     Passaic Red Devils (H)
10/21 postp.  at Frankford Legion
10/22 L  0-12 at Orange A.C. Tornadoes  7,000 (K of C Stadium) [non-league]
10/29 T  0-0     Reading Keys (H) 4,000
11/5  L  0-19 at Reading Keys, at Lauer's Park
11/12 L  7-13 at Clifton Wessingtons 4,000
11/19 W  2-0f at Paterson Giants [forfeit, Paterson wouldn't play] att: 300
11/26 L 13-20 at Frankford Legion, Frankford Legion Field, Philadelphia 3,500
12/17 postp.     Bayonne Pioneers (City Park Stadium) [Benefit]
12/24 no game    Bayonne Pioneers (City Park Stadium) [Benefit]

1934
No Team

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