On October 3, 1920, Dayton, Ohio became the site of the first professional football game between two teams of the American Professional Football League (later the NFL). The game was played on a field in Triangle Park where the Dayton Triangles defeated the Columbus Panhandles 14-0. The Triangles’ Lou Partlow scored the first touchdown and George “Hobby” Kinderdine kicked the first extra point. Today, an Ohio Historical Marker designates the site of that first football game. #DaytonOriginal
In old Ohio there's a team, That's known thru-out the land; Eleven warriors, brave and bold, Whose fame will ever stand, And when the ball goes over, Our cheers will reach the sky, Ohio Field will hear again The Buckeye Battle Cry. Drive! Drive on down the field; Men of the scarlet and gray; Don't let them thru that line, We've got to win this game today, Come on, Ohio! Smash thru to victory, We'll cheer you as you go; Our honor defend We will fight to the end For O HI O.