TIGERS first game vs Toronto at Varsity Oct. 8:

"Argos lick Tigers 21 - 8 on a last-quarter rally while their strongest rivals, Ottawa Rough Riders stampeded Montreal Cubs 37 - 0"
game 1 vs argos

For the first three quarters, the Bengals more than held their own against the Canadian Champions. Tigers led 6-1 after the first quarter and were even at the half at a score of 6-6. They were only two points behind at 9-7 at the end of the third quarter. But the fourth quarter was their undoing as the Argos took command as Art West raced 35 yards for one touchdown and 45 yards on an extension play to the Tigers five yard line where Teddy Morris took it in for the touchdown.

Tigers outpassed and outplunged their opponents gaining 229 yards of total offence to the Argos 122. Hamilton's mvp of the match was quarter back Denny Whitaker who commanded the team faultlessly, plunging and passing very well. He fired a touchdown pass in the first quarter to Ivan Edwards after recovering am Argo fumble on the Sculler's seven yard line to give the Tigers the early lead.. unfortunately big plays by the Argos in the fourth quarter led to their downfall by a misleading score as they outplayed their rivals for most of the match. Next week's match in Bytown will be an important one to keep them in contention.

Game 2 vs Ottawa at HAAA, Oct. 15:

The Spectator headline on Monday morning read "Bytown Battlers ran up 30 Points in Fifteen Minutes--Score Was 42 to 6 as Local Youths Missed Some Early Chances"

game 2 vs Ottawa Powerful and confident the Rough Riders took the youthful Bengals apart in the third quarter and turned a close game into a rout. It is doubtful that any team in the union could have handled the red hot Riders on this day. They certainly seem to be a threat to dethrone the Dominion champion Argonauts. After one of Tigers stalwart defenders Zvonkin was chased early in the third quarter for engaging in fisticuffs, the Riders were able to break through the Hamilton line with ease to the tune of five touchdowns. Huskies like Herman, Wadeworth and Sprague were able to run through the Hamilton defenders with ease. Ex-Bengals Daley and Sprague were outstanding as Daley scored two touchdowns while Dave Sprague paved the way with his brilliant plunging and running which the inexperienced Bengals were unable to cope with.
For the Tigers, Awrey ran very well, Strachan displayed the best kicking so far this season and Murmylyk tackled well. The next two matches against the Montreal Cubs will be crucial if the Tigers hope to remain in contention this year.

Game 3 vs Montreal at Montreal, Oct.22:

"Hamilton Tigers scored their first win of the season, 17 - 3 over Montreal Cubs "
The Tigers jumped into the lead early in the first quarter when Turnbull picked up a loose ball on Montereal's 40 yard line and raced into the end zone for a try, which Whitaker converted. Steachan booted a single and Montreal added a point before the quarter ended. In the second quarter tigers scored on two boots to the deadline to a single point for the Cubs, leavin them in the lead 9 - 2 at the half. In the third quarter Tigers scored 7 points while holding the Cubs scoreless. Score was 16 - 2 at this point. Both teams managed single points in the fourth quarter leaving the Tigers with a 17 to 3 victory
Tigers played much smarter football this week taking their points as opportunities presented themselves In total yardage they were outgained by a margin of 50 yards, 231 to 181. They managed 137 passing yards to the Tigers mere 45 yards. Montreal plunged for a total of 124 yards to the Tigers 136. But some Tigers advantage came in the fumbles recovered departmednt. The Cubss fumbled 6 times with the Bengals recovering all 6, while the Cubs recovered only 5 of the Tigers 8 fumbles. The booting and ball carrying of Bill Strachan was also a big factor in the victory. Other stars for the Tigers were Whitaker, Len Onions, bill Mallard, Abe Zvonkin, Tommy Bonk and Red Stevens at flying wing. The tackling of the entire Tigers line was also a major component in the victory.
game 1 vs montreal
game 1 vs montreal
A rally in the last four minutes led the Argos to a 10 - 6 victory over the Riders and bumped the Riders into second place with a 2-1 record. Argos lead the pack with 3 wins and no defeats while the Tigers remain in contention with a 1-2 record and Montreal is in the cellar.
The return match against the Cubs will be at HAAA next Saturday and is a must win for the Tigers if they are to remain in contention for the league title.

Game 4 vs Montreal at HAAA, Oct. 29:

The Spectator headline on Monday morning read "TIGERS HUMBLE MONTREAL CUBS IN CLOSE STRUGGLE"
"Gain Second Straight Big Four Triumph by 13-9 Margn as Strachan Gives Mighty Aid With Fine Kicking"
game 2 vs montreal
It was a fine victory for the Tigers who took advantage of their opportunities in a game in which they were outplayed badly. Montreal had 13 first downs to the Tigers 3. They gained 184 yards from scrimmage to the Tigers 94 and they tossed passes for a gain of 77 yards to the Tigers 12. The difference came in the strong kicking game of Strachan which kept the Montrealers back in their own end much of the time. Again this week it was Turnbull who got the Tigers scoring underway when Jimmy Dunn broke through the line to block a kick at midfield which the speedy Turnbull picked up and scampered for a touchdown. Afain in the second quarter Turnbull pounced on a loose ball and kicked it to the Montreal 15 yard line shere he fell on it to give Whitaker and his offence possession of the ball. Whitaker followed with a plunge of 8 yards and then passed to Edwards for the team's second try. This was another case of capitalizing on the opponents mistakes and turning them into touchdowns.
Montreal also got a touchdown in the first after some spectacular passing, combined with excellent line play by Segatore. In the second quarter Morley cut further into the Tigers lead with a 40-yard placement. However it was the second half where the Bengals were badly out-played and only a stalwart effort by the defence prevented them from any scoring. Next week's battle in the nation's capital against the powerful Rough Riders will go a long way in determining if the boys from Hamilton have any chance at the league title this year.

Game 5 vs Ottawa at Ottawa, Nov. 5:

game 2 vs ottawa
The Spectator headline read "Bengals Late Rally Bothers Ottawans, But Brock Men are Unable to Make Up Big third Quarter Deficit and Lose 23 to 9"
"Gain Second Straight Big Four Triumph by 13-9 Margn as Strachan Gives Mighty Aid With Fine Kicking"
Ottawa started their onslaught early. Led by Murray the Riders tallied their first touchdown within the first five minutes. In the second quarter they added another major score, unconverted by Herman and then turned loose on the tiring Tigers to score two more converted touchdowns in the third quarter to take a comfortable 23 - 0 lead. Again it was in the open field that the Tigers looked weakest. They were unable to contain the long dashes of Rocano and Andy Tommy even though the defensive line held up well stopping any plunges by the likes of Sprague, Herman and Wadsworth. Stachan was a strong point in the loss with excellent booting that kept the Montrealers deep in their own end. But it was the Tigers inability to contain the long dashes of the Ottawa backfielders that led to the Riders win.
The loss leaves the Tigers with a 2 - 2 record ans means their season will end next week aagainst the Argos as they are out of the race for the Big Four title.

Game 6 vs Toronto at HAAA, Nov. 12:

The Spectator headline on Monday morning read "OARSMEN DEFEAT BENGALS WITH ROUSING LATE RUSH"
game 2 vs argos
"Argos Best by 24 - 8 Count as Tigers Wind up Big Four Schedule Before Good Crowd at HAAA Grounds Saturday"
For the Tigers it was the end of the season, but for the Argos it was a warm up for their home and home series with the Rough Riders to determine the league champions. The final score was a bit deceiving as the Bengals outplayed the Argos much of the way particularly in the first half as they led 3 - 1 at half time. All through the second quarter the Oarsmen were pinned in their own end. The Tigers could have had two touchdowns, but were held up on one try by a goal line stand by the Argos when they stopped the youthful Tigers on a plunge from the one yard line, limiting their lead to 3 - 1 at the half. The Tigers fought valiantly throughout, but it was the Argos outside wings tackling that stopped Whitaker and other backfielders in their tracks. For the Argos the speedy combination of Art West and Red Storey were the Tigers undoing particularly in the second half. Better tackling on the outside would have helped the Bengals and made the score closer as the Argos took command in the second half..

IRFU Final series Ottawa vs Toronto, Nov. 19, 26:

"Rough Riders Unable to Stop Triumphant Trek of Oarsmen, Sarnia, Minus Stirling for Half the game, Defeat Montreal Nats" "ARGONAUTS MEET IMPERIALS IN EASTERN CANADIAN FINAL"
Imperials downed the Nationals to win their two game series easily by a count of 24 - 5 while the Argos outpaced the Riders 14 - 4 in their series. The two teams will meet Saturday to decide who wiil 0lay in the Grey Cup against Winnipeg.



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