Directions to Bald Eagle Area High School ~
Follow I-80 East, leave Interstate at Exit 158. Take 150 ( Alt 220 - Eagle Valley Road ) South a short way then stay on 144 ( Straight Ahead ) when 150 heads toward Bellefonte.
Follow 144 another mile or two to School & Football field on right.
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CLEARFIELD AREA HIGH SCHOOL . . .
. . . home of the Bison. Clearfield PA
Game Date ~ September 16, 1955 ~
Game Date ~ September 9, 1955 ~
Game Date ~ September 23, 1955 ~
Game Date ~ September 30, 1955 ~
Game Date ~ October 7, 1955 ~
Game Date ~ Monday, October 17, 1955 ~ Postponed from 10/15/55 because of rain ~
Game Date ~ October 22, 1955 ~
Game Date ~ October 29, 1955 ~
Game Date ~ November 4, 1955 ~
Game Date ~ November 11, 1955 ~
In 1955 C.H.S. Bison Football had yet to achieve the prominence that it enjoys today. Sure, through the 1920's & 30's there
had been some winning campaigns but the boys had seen their share of losing seasons as well. 1939 saw a fine 10-1-1
effort and the 1952 squad under one-year Coach William Cutler had gone 9 and 1. New head-coach Marty Koons turned in
a 9-10 record for 1953 and 1954 but his '55 group is the one that's remebered to this day. That was the first season that the
Bisons, as they were called back then, would post an unbeaten and untied record. There was no post-season play back
then and an undefeated regular season remained just that. Other, later Bison teams have turned in undefeated regular
seasons only to fall later in the post-season. The only way now to have a truly "undefeated" season is to win the State
Championship, a goal that has so far eluded our Bison. Here, courtesy of old Progress clippings is the story of the
1955 Bison Football season. Along with the 10-0 record the Bison also posted 7 shutouts, the second most (to 1939, 8)
in Bison Football history. We'll get around to adding similar features for some more outstanding teams as we get to it.
The 1955 team, C.H.S. Class of 1956, would be the last to graduate from the Old "Downtown" High School before
Mill Road opened the next fall. Another thing that was coming to an end was the era of the local high schools.
Notice that in 1955 the Bisons played both Osceola Mills H.S. and Philipsburg H.S.; very shortly they would become
Philipsburg-Osceola as jointure mania swept the landscape. Other individual schools to disappear would be Cooper
Township, Morris Township and Kylertown when they became West Branch, Madera, Houtzdale and Woodward Town-
ship which merged as Moshannon Valley and both Reynoldsville & Sykesville when they were absorbed by Du Bois.
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