Did you ever play or cheer for St. Louis Country Day School/MICDS football? Was a relative or friend part of the proud CDS football tradition? If so, we have just the book for you…and them.
For nearly a century, the gridiron teams fielded every fall by Country Day and MICDS, piloted by legendary coaches, have set the standard in quality high school football in the St. Louis area. Now you can re-live every varsity football season and game from 1919 through 2011 in a comprehensive, 540-page volume that contains thousands of statistics and a whole lot more. Meticulously researched over five years by the St. Louis Country Day School Archives, this book takes you back to the early years and the leather-helmet teams of Robert “Pop” Hughes; the second half of the 20th century and the remarkable performances of squads led by Ron Holtman; plus the highly successful “B” teams coached by Russ Stickney and “C” teams guided by Don Webb. Team pictures, action photos, box scores of all games, ABC League standings and rosters noting lettermen and special award winners are presented in a convenient, easy-reference format.
The story of Country Day football begins with games in the 1920s when the school had fewer than 100 students. It continues through membership in the Preparatory School League and short-lived Tri-City League, and it concludes through the first State Championships and the final contests in the ABC League in 2011 before MICDS became part of today’s Metro League.
Ever hear of the Country Day Cannon? The Bat Play? Are you a survivor of football camp? These and other features, supplemented by recollections of former players, will round out your knowledge of CDS football. All-time series records against opponents include longtime rivals John Burroughs, Western Military Academy, The Principia, Pembroke Country Day and Milwaukee Country Day. Pennants, game footballs and other football memorabilia from the permanent collections of the Country Day Archives are also pictured.
St. Louis Country Day School Football 1919-2011 will make a welcome addition to the library of every CDS football player and fan. The print-on-demand cost for the softcover edition is $39.95 per copy plus shipping. The limited-edition hardcover book is available for $124.95 plus shipping.