Looking Back: The 1928 Rochester High School football team

Rochester Post | Published February 27, 2018


ROCHESTER — During the 1920s, Rochester schools experienced an exciting period of advancement. A quote from the book “One-Hundred Years of Rochester Schools,” by Dr. Max Mallon, explains.

“The contrast between the smaller rural schools and the Rochester schools became more marked during the 1920s. In Rochester schools, both in buildings and in programs, every advance in education or in technology was incorporated as rapidly as possible.”

In 1927, 905 students were enrolled in Rochester Community Schools, up from 653 in 1920-21. In 1928, a new 16-room wing was added to Rochester High School.

Also in 1929, junior and senior Rochester students were able to listen to President Herbert Hoover’s inaugural address through a Majestic electric radio with a dynamic speaker, loaned by Mason Case, of C.W. Case Hardware.

The same year, Rochester High School formed a chapter of the National Honor Society, and the high school yearbook, The Vanguard, was issued.

Members of the 1928 Rochester High School football team were the tri-county league champions.

— Photo provided by the Rochester Hills Museum