1940 Gladiators – A Winning Tradition #9

It has been 70 years since the 1940 Italy Gladiators were undefeated and unscored on. Bill Bryant was a graduate of Italy High School and the Sports Editor for the Italy News Herald. The following is his ninth article of the season.

Milford Goes Down Under Heavy Score Here Friday Night

Goal Line of Local Team Has Not Been Crossed This Season

The Italy High School Gladiators made good on predictions of local fans last Friday night and took Milford for a complete whitewashing.

In the game played at Willis Field here, the score stood 27 to 0 favoring Italy. The local boys carried forward the brand of playing they have been dishing out in other games of the season and to date their goal line has not been crossed and no score has been marked up against them.

Friday afternoon a conference game is to be played at Kerens with the Kerens High School. Outcome of that game is expected to be similar to the others played, however, it is said the Kerens team will offer the strongest resistance of any yet played.

The band, pep squad and many fans will follow the team to Kerens, and many of these will stay over to the Waxahachie-Corsicana game at Corsicana Friday night.