Crescent Athletic Club

All-Time Football Records

Crescent Athletic Club of Brooklyn Football Team, 1892.
Crescent A.C. Football Team, 1892. (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Crescent Athletic Club of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

1883
11/11     ?         Brooklyn Poly, at Prospect Park  [Probably a different team]

1884 No Records (Practice Team only.]

1885 (7-1-0)
.      W 20-0      “Picked Team”
10/31  W 12-0       Brooklyn Poly   [?]
11/3   L  0-44      Yale
.      W 28-0       Staten Island Cricket Club (Livingston) 
.      W 15-0       S.I.C.C.   [?]
.      W  8-6       Brooklyn Hills
11/14  W 10-4       Brooklyn Hills, at Washington Park     (10-6?)
1886:
1/        ?         C.C.N.Y.   [?]
1/30   W 12-0       C.C.N.Y.   [NOT Brooklyn Crescents. This was a CCNY Crescents team.]

1886 (~4-1-0)
.      W 16-0       Staten Island Cricket Club
.      W 20-0       Brooklyn Hills
10/30  W 26-0       Olympics A.C.
11/2   L  0-82      Yale
11/20  W 36-0       New York University (H)
12/11  postponed    Unions of Columbia [pp.]

1887 (9-1-0)
10/8   W 20-0       Brooklyn Hills
10/15  W  1-0 (f)   Crickets of Stevens [forfeit] (H)
10/22  W 27-0       Unions of Columbia College (H)
10/29  W 16-0    at S.I.C.C.
11/5   W  6-0       New York Athletic Club
11/8   L  0-68      Yale
11/12  W  6-0       N.Y.A.C.
11/26  W 24-0       S.I.C.C.
12/10  W            N.Y.A.C.
12/17  W 32-0       Halcyone Boat Club [Alcyon?] (H)

1888 (6-2-0)
10/6   L  0-31      Princeton, at the Polo Grounds (#1)
10/13  W 52-0       N.Y.A.C. (H)
10/20  W 10-2    at S.I.C.C.
10/27  W 34-6       Orange A.C.
11/3   W 30-0    at N.Y.A.C., 
11/6   L  0-28      Yale, at Washington Park (#1)
11/10  W (forf.)    S.I.C.C. [forfeit]
11/29  W 25-0       Orange A.C. (for the Eagle Cup)
     American Football Union Champions!
2nds/Consolidated:
10/6   W (forf.)    Alerts of N.Y. [forfeit]
10/20  W 18-0       Alerts of N.Y.
10/27  W  6-0       Flushing A.C.
11/3   W  6-4       Unions of Columbia College
11/6   W  12-0      Flushing A.C.

1889 (7-2-0)
10/5   W 30-0       Columbia, at Erastina, Staten Island
10/12  W 36-0       N.Y.A.C. (H)
10/19  W 44-0    at S.I.C.C., West Brighton
10/26  W 22-0    at Orange A.C., Orange Oval
11/2   W 48-0    at N.Y.A.C.
11/5   L  0-5       Yale (H), at Washington Park 
11/9   W 78-0       S.I.C.C. (H), at Washington Park [Crescents only had 10 men, SICC only had 8.]
11/16  W  6-0       Orange A.C. (H)
11/20  L  0-18      Yale
11/22   ?           Princeton
     American Football Union Champions!
Crescent Athletic Club of Brooklyn Football Team, 1889.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Nov. 13, 1921
1890 (~7-4-0)
9/27   W 62-0       Stevens Institute (H)
10/4   L  6-16      Yale, at Washington Park (#2) [6-18?]
10/11 not played    Manhattan A.C., at Washington Park
10/18  L  0-12      Princeton, at Washington Park  3-4,000
10/25  W 36-0    at New York A.C., at the Polo Grounds (#2)
11/1   W 29-0       Columbia, Bay Ridge (H)  att: 500
11/4   L  0-52      Yale, at Washington Park   6,000
11/8   L  5-8    at Orange A.C., Orange Oval  1,500/4,000  [Crescents dispute substitute ref's TD call]
11/15  W 40-8       N.Y.A.C., Washington Park  [40-0?]
11/22  W  1-0(f) at S.I.C.C. [forfeit]
11/29 postponed     Orange A.C. [postponed to 12/6]
11/29  W 10-0    at Cleveland A.A.
12/6   W 14-0       Orange A.C. (H) att: 600 [American Football Union championship]
     American Football Union Champions!
Reserves:
10/25  W 12-0    at Westfield, NJ  [11/25?]
11/1   L  0-68   at Rutgers, at College Field 500
11/15  L  4-22      Dauntless F.C., at Prospect Park Parade Grounds
11/22  L  0-34   at Princeton Freshmen

1891 (5-3-0)
10/3   L  0-26      Yale (H), at Eastern Park  2,500
10/10  L  0-28      Princeton, at Eastern Park  3,000
10/17  W 42-0       Columbia, at Eastern Park  2,000  10/18?
10/24  W 36-6       Wesleyan, at Eastern Park  1,500   [86-6?]
10/31  W 10-0       Manhattan A.C., at Eastern Park  3,000  10/30?
11/3   L  0-70      Yale, at Eastern Park  5,600-6,000   (0-78?)
11/7   W 28-0       Orange A.C., at Eastern Park  paid- 2,179 (3,000) 
11/14  W 18-6    at N.Y.A.C., at the Polo Grounds (#3)  1,000 (for AFU championship)
     American Football Union Champions! 
2nds:
10/24  W 20-0       Union AC of Jersey City (H), at Bay Ridge
3rds:
11/27  W 10-0       Adelphi Academy (Brooklyn) (H), at Bay Ridge      

1892 (4-3-1)
10/6   W 10-0    at Stevens Institute, St. George Cricket Grounds,Hoboken  att: 500-700  
10/8   L  0-28      Yale (H), at Eastern Park  3,000
10/15  L  0-23      Penn, at Eastern Park  1,200
10/22  L  0-42      Princeton, at Eastern Park  3,000
10/29  W 14-0    at Orange A.C., Orange Oval  1,500-2,000
11/5   T  4-4       Chicago A.A., at Eastern Park  2,000
11/8   W 10-4       Wesleyan, at Eastern Park  2,042/3-4,000 11/9?
11/12  W 20-0       N.Y.A.C., at Eastern Park att: 500 [Champions of AFA,  for Eagle Cup]
     American Football Union Champions! 
Juniors:
10/15  W 13-0       Emerald F.C., at Prospect Park [Juniors' 4th game]
10/22  W 16-0    at Brooklyn Navy Yard
10/29  W 14-0    at Englewood Field Club (N.J.)
11/8   W 10-0       Greene Avenue A.C., at Prospect Park [note: 6th game]
11/19  W 10-0    at Rutherford Wheelmen (N.J.)     

1893 (3-7-0))
10/4   L  8-10      Stevens Institute
10/7   L  0-16      Yale, at Eastern Park
10/10  W 16-0       Stevens Inst., at Eastern Park
10/14  L  0-26      Princeton, at Eastern Park
10/21  L  0-40      Penn, at Eastern Park
10/28  L  8-20      Union College (N.Y.), at Eastern Park
11/4   L  8-12      Boston A.A., at Eastern Park
11/7   W  4-0       Wesleyan
11/11  W 36-0       N.Y.A.C., at Eastern Park
11/18  L  4-20      Orange A.C., at Eastern Park

1894 (2-7-0)
10/6   L  0-10      Yale, at Eastern Park
10/10  L  0-22   at Penn
10/13  W 34-0       Stevens Inst., at Eastern Park
10/20  W 18-0       Penn, at Eastern Park
10/27  W 20-4       Rutgers, at Eastern Park
11/3   L  0-6       Amherst, at Eastern Park  1,200
11/6   L  0-22      Cornell, at Eastern Park  4,000
11/10  L  0-22      Boston A.A., at Eastern Park  1,000
11/17  L  8-16   at Orange A.C., Orange Oval (for Eagle Cup)
Reserves:
11/23       ?       Flushing A.C. (H), Bay Ridge

1895 (8-3-1)
9/28   W 14-0       Elizabeth A.C., at Eastern Park
10/5   W 28-0       N.Y. Military Academy, at Eastern Park  [28-4, N.Y.A.C.?]
10/9   L  0-32      Penn, at Eastern Park
10/12  L  2-8       Yale, at Eastern Park
10/19  W 20-0       Amherst, at Eastern Park
10/26  W 43-0       Williams, at Eastern Park  [43-0?]
11/2   W 28-0       N.J.A.C., at Eastern Park  [40-0?]
11/5   W 16-0       Brown, at Eastern Park
11/9   T  0-0       Boston A.A., at Eastern Park 2,000
11/16  W by forf.   Orange A.C. refuse to play [forfeit], at Eastern Park
11/16  W 14-0       Elizabeth A.C., at Eastern Park
11/28  L  0-10   at Orange A.C.
Reserves:
11/2   T  4-4    at West Arlington, at Arlington, N.J.

[No team 1896 to 1900, 1902 to 1908]

1901
10/12? T            Willet's Point Engineers
10/26   L  0-11   at St. John's Institute, at Knickerbocker Field, Bayonne [May be diff. Crescents of N.J.]

1909 (3-0-0)
10/30  W 26-0       Erasmus Hall H.S. (H), at Bay Ridge Grounds  2,000
11/6   W 32-0       Spalding A.C. (H)  [23-0?]
11/13  W  6-0       Stevens Institute (H)

1924
11/2   L  0-10      Glencoe F.C.

Home Fields:
Bay Ridge, Brooklyn
Washington Park (#2), Gowanus, Brooklyn
Eastern Park, East New York, City of Brooklyn

•Offices- 66 Montague Street [Now a landmark building, it was built after the Crescents stopped playing football]

•The Crescent Athletic Club grounds in Bay Ridge were built on the site of the old Van Brunt Mansion, and today is the site of Fort Hamilton High School.

•From the 1890s, the Crescents would excel in lacrosse and ice hockey.

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