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Son discovers dad's history in Corinth football edition
by Bert Mills
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To the editor:

I throughly enjoyed the Daily Corinthian’s “100 Years of Corinth High School Football” magazine, especially the account of the game in 1913 between Kossuth and Corinth (pages 7 and 29).

My dad told me about that game. It was the first game ever played by Kossuth. They didn’t have any uniforms and played in overalls. He said other than their coach having seen one game, the Kossuth team had never seen a game. This accounted for the “trying out” before the game.

Dad also said Kossuth did not know what was going on in the first quarter when Corinth scored 18 points. But they began to catch on in the second and third quarter where Corinth did not score. During the fourth quarter, Kossuth gave a good account of themselves and held Corinth scoreless. Kossuth scored seven points.

What dad never told me was “Mills starred in the game.”

You see, my dad’s name was Albert Mills. He was the Mills who starred in the game. He passed away in 1981.

Thank you for giving me a great memory of my father.

Bert Mills

CR 512, Corinth

(Editor's Note: Kudos to Sports Editor H. Lee Smith II for his leadership in producing the special magazine.)
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