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Football in Thunder Bay

Football in Thunder Bay

When football made its first appearance in the Lakehead it did so in the form of Rugby. It was introduced into the schools during that time and one of the early leagues operating during the 1930s was the Lakehead Rugby Union. By the 1930s football was an integral part of the high school systems with the rivalry between the various schools as intense then as it is today. It was not until after the Second World War that the Lakehead Rugby Football Union was formed and it included teams such as the Fort William Redskins, the Lakehead College Mustangs and the Fort William Ukes. The Redskins, went on to claim the region's first, and only, national football title, being crowned the 1958 Canadian Intermediate champions.

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