ON THIS DATE (1932): McKinley grads Bill Blaisdell, Toots Harrison help beat UH

Toots Harrison was unstoppable for McKinley in 1932. Since being established in 1865, the school still does not have an on-campus stadium for football, soccer and track and field.

On this date in 1932, Rusty Blaisdell‘s McKinley crew looked like the team to beat.

The Tigers opened their season with a 13-0 victory over the University of Hawaii, completely dominating the Deans on defense, rolling up a 141-24 yardage advantage in the first half.

Bill Blaisdell opened the scoring for McKinley with a 5-yard run in which he was untouched, but the extra point was waved off when the Tigers were ruled to be offside before the kick sailed through the uprights. Blaisdell, alternating with Toots Harrison, scored again in the fourth quarter to seal it.

McKinley ended up losing the Senior League title with a 6-0 loss to Kamehameha’s alumni.


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